V. V. Reyes Suárez

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Tissue distribution patterns of organochlorine pesticides in bovine carcasses varied significantly among seasons, geographic locations and tissues. The highest concentrations of Σ-DDT during the dry season were detected in lungs from Paso de Ovejas (2,834.90μg/kg lipid) and, during the rainy season, Lindane and Σ-HCH in muscle and lung samples from Paso de(More)
BACKGROUND Arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) are among the most common agents of human febrile illness worldwide and the most important emerging pathogens, causing multiple notable epidemics of human disease over recent decades. Despite the public health relevance, little is know about the geographic distribution, relative impact, and risk factors for(More)
Sphingosine 1-phosphate (Sph-1-P), a product of sphingomyelin metabolism, can act via a family of cognate G protein-coupled receptors or as an intracellular second messenger for agonists acting through their membrane receptors. In view of the general growth promoting and developmental effects of Sph-1-P on target cells, we hypothesized that it plays a role(More)
AIMS To estimate the prevalence and the determinants of diabetes mellitus and impaired glucose regulation (IGR) in an adult Canarian population. METHODS Cross-sectional study. One thousand and thirty subjects aged 30-82 years were randomly selected. Participants completed a survey questionnaire and underwent blood pressure measurements, anthropometry,(More)
The genus Sarcocapnos DC., endemic to the western Mediterranean basin, contains seven species, all of which are rare. Monthly monitoring of the number and flowering status of individuals as well as the appearance of new seedlings in five populations of three species, Sarcocapnos baetica (Boiss. & Reuter) Nyman, Sarcocapnos enneaphylla (L.) DC., and(More)
BACKGROUND We present an innovative approach to healthcare worker (HCW) training using mobile phones as a personal learning environment.Twenty physicians used individual Smartphones (Nokia N95 and iPhone), each equipped with a portable solar charger. Doctors worked in urban and peri-urban HIV/AIDS clinics in Peru, where almost 70% of the nation's HIV(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of calciuria as a diagnostic test for the prediction of preeclampsia. METHODS We asked young healthy primigravidas from the prenatal clinic in our hospital to collect a 24-hour urine sample at 17-20 weeks' gestation. Urinary calcium was measured and expressed as calciuria per 24 hours (mg/24 hours), urinary excretion of(More)
We evaluated the use of multivariate analysis in the prediction of shoulder dystocia (SD). One hundred consecutive cases with SD were matched with 100 controls without dystocia. All patients had term, vaginal delivery. Multivariate analysis was used to identify independent variables significantly related to shoulder dystocia. The regression coefficients for(More)
In 2008, dengue virus serotype 4 (DENV-4) emerged in northeastern Peru, causing a large outbreak and displacing DENV-3, which had predominated for the previous 6 years. Phylogenetic analysis of 2008 and 2009 isolates support their inclusion into DENV-4 genotype II, forming a lineage distinct from strains that had previously circulated in the region.
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine the effect of in utero exposure to indomethacin on the need for surgical closure of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). STUDY DESIGN Perinatal variables were compared between infants at <32 weeks who required surgical closure of PDA after failed medical management and those who did not. Statistical analysis was(More)