Susana Correia de Matos David

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This paper gives a brief account of the way communities of practice are developed and sustained within school based activities using ToonTalk. First, we give general information about the aims and activities of the project WebLabs. Secondly we present a brief rationale on the idea of community of practice according to Wenger (1998) and Wenger, McDermott &(More)
Tuberculosis is a major health problem in São Paulo, Brazil, which is the most populous and one of the most cosmopolitan cities in South America. To characterize the genetic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the population of this city, the genotyping techniques of spoligotyping and MIRU were applied to 93 isolates collected in two consecutive(More)
Tuberculosis is a major health problem in Portugal. To begin characterizing the population structure of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, spoligotyping was used for the systematic typing, through consecutive sampling, of patient isolates from the Amadora-Sintra area of Greater Lisbon. Distribution amongst major spoligotype families, including the Latin American(More)
Multidrug and extensively drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis are a threat to tuberculosis control programs. Genotyping methods, such as spoligotyping and MIRU-VNTR typing (Mycobacterial Interspersed Repetitive Units), are useful in monitoring potentially epidemic strains and estimating strain phylogenetic lineages and/or genotypic families. M.(More)
The treatment of tuberculosis has become more difficult with the worldwide spread of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Moreover, the prevalence of human disease caused by atypical mycobacteria has also increased in the past two decades and has further complicated the problem of the(More)
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  • The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy
  • 2001
D-Cycloserine (DCS) is a peptidoglycan inhibitor. Although very effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, it is seldom employed in the management of this infection due to its high toxicity. beta-Chloro-D-alanine (another peptidoglycan inhibitor) reduces the MIC of DCS from 50 to 2.5 mg/L at a concentration significantly below its MIC for this organism.(More)
Spoligotyping was used in the genotyping of 219 isolates of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, from patients of the Hospital Fernando Fonseca. This technique, based on PCR methodology, analyses a region of the chromosome specific of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, the DR locus (Direct Repeat). With the aid of an international database, we(More)
The present population study, from 1999 to 2003, has been based on the use of Spoligotyping in the genotyping of 452 isolates of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex from tuberculosis patients of the Fernando Fonseca Hospital. Spoligotypes were identified as "shared types" (STs) with the aid of an international database. Eleven rarely found STs, not(More)
Starting with 257 outpatients attending the specialized health service for tuberculosis (TB) between 2002 and 2006 in Araraquara, an agro-industrial area with low tuberculosis (TB) incidence in São Paulo state, Brazil, positive mycobacterial cultures were obtained in 130 cases, of which 121 were confirmed as Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. This report(More)
The novel tetraaza-macrocyclic compound 3,7,11-tris(carboxymethyl)-3,7,11,17-tetraaza-bicyclo[11.3.1]heptadeca-1(17),13,15-triene, abbreviated as ac3py14, was investigated for its activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and for induction of protective cellular immune responses. Perspective results show that ac3py14 and its Fe3+ 1:1 complex,(More)