Teresa López

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BACKGROUND Overweight and obesity have reached epidemic proportions in Latin America. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to explore social and behavioral factors associated with obesity in Peruvian cities. DESIGN Between 1998 and 2000 health examination surveys were conducted among adults in 1176 families identified in six cities. Stratified by(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of colonization with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) among intensive care unit (ICU) patients in a hospital in Córdoba, Argentina. We collected 235 rectal swab specimens from 147 ICU patients. Resistance to vancomycin was screened with the disk diffusion method, and MICs were determined with(More)
Scarce information about malaria epidemiology in Angola has been published. The objective of this study is to describe the epidemiology of malaria at the Hospital Nossa Senhora da Paz (Cubal, Angola) and the fatality rate due to malaria (total and in children under five years) in the last five years. A retrospective, observational study was performed at the(More)
INTRODUCTION Schistosomiasis remains a public health major problem and little is known in many areas, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa. OBJECTIVES To assess the burden and risk factors of schistosomiasis and intestinal parasitic helminthes in the children of Cubal, Angola, and to compare different diagnostic approaches for urinary schistosomiasis under field(More)
Agminated blue nevus (ABN) is a melanocytic nevus rarely mentioned in the literature and not well known. The term agminated is used when many blue nevi are clustered together in a sharply demarcated area ≤10 cm. Specific dermatoscopic features have not currently been clearly defined. We describe two cases of ABN and provide a review of the literature,(More)
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