Sergio Blanco

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Unselected nationwide cohorts of Argentine men 18 years of age summoned for military service were tested for antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi each year from 1981 to 1993. After an initial screening using indirect hemagglutination test, the positive sera were retested by titrated indirect hemagglutination and immunofluorescence antibody tests at 39(More)
We designed a set of procedures for first-line local health services to detect and treat the congenital transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi at a province-wide scale, and field-tested the programme in the province of Tucumán, northwestern Argentina, from 1992 to 1994. The programme consists of routine screening of pregnant women for seroreactivity to T. cruzi,(More)
This paper describes an AAL-enabling platform which combines OSGi middleware, interactive TV, RFID and NFC in order to ease the day to day of not only dependant or semi-dependant elderly people (its main focus) but also their care takers and relatives. The end result is an affordable, unobtrusive, evolvable, usable and easily deployable ICT infrastructure(More)
The vertical transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi has been augmenting its relative importance as vector and transfusion-mediated transmission routes have been, and continue to be, increasingly controlled. The vertical transmission of T. cruzi cannot be prevented; but early detection and treatment of congenital infection achieve cure rates close to 100%. In(More)
Goblet cell carcinoids of the vermiform appendix are uncommon. A comprehensive review of the literature revealed about 100 reported cases. Clinical presentation included: asymptomatic patients, acute appendicitis, and/or chronic intermittent lower abdominal pain with or without a palpable mass. We report the case of a 57 year-old woman with lower abdominal(More)