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Hookworm infection is a major cause of disease burden for animals and humans. Over the past years, the use of animal models in hookworm infections has been driven by the search of new anthelminthic therapies and, especially, vaccine development. These studies also contributed to the advance of knowledge on immunity to hookworms, offering new insights to(More)
INTRODUCTION Staphylococcus lugdunensis is a coagulase-negative staphylococcus associated with a variety of clinical infections. In this paper we present the results of a comparative study using 4 methods to determine antimicrobial susceptibility to oxacillin and penicillin in 60 S. lugdunensis isolates. MATERIAL AND METHODS We studied 60 S. lugdunensis(More)
As in other areas of medicine, the specialty of critical care medicine, which has made important contributions in the pathophysiology of critical illness, is facing challenges that must be recognized and addressed in the current century. In this review, we argue that the skill set required to adequately treat critically ill patients will also require(More)
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