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BACKGROUND In critically ill children, Candida species and other yeasts appear as an important nosocomial pathogen. The emerging fungal pathogens are usually less susceptible to azole compounds, and the management of such infections could be problematic. METHODS 6,065 bloodstream cultures and 627 catheters from intensive care units and hospitalized(More)
Targeting the hypoxia response pathway and angiogenesis are two promising therapeutic strategies for cancer treatment. Their use as single strategies has important limitations. Thus, development of combined regimens has become an important step toward improving therapeutic efficacy. Also, non-invasive monitoring of the response to targeted biological(More)
The World Health Organization (WHO) Multicentre Growth Reference Study (MGRS) African site was Accra, Ghana. Its sample was drawn from 10 affluent residential areas where earlier research had demonstrated the presence of a child subpopulation with unconstrained growth. This subpopulation could be identified on the basis of the father's education and(More)
We report the results of a choice-experiment study to model preferences over a selection of breed traits of 'creole' pigs. The study was conducted amongst households of backyard producers and small farmers rearing this local breed in Yucatan, Mex-ico. Hypothetical choice data were collected to estimate the preference of households over alternative pigs(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the antifungal susceptibility profile and to detect resistant strains of yeast species isolated from neonates in Intensive Care Units. 92 strains isolated from 25 bloodstream cultures, 20 venous catheters, 23 suprapubic aspirations and 24 rectal swabs were studied. A Candida glabrata strain resistant to fluconazole was(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the distribution and antifungal susceptibility profile of yeast species isolated from neonates in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in northeast of Argentina. With this purpose 92 strains isolated from 25 blood stream cultures, 20 venous catheters, 23 suprapubic aspirations and 24 rectal swabs were studied. Candida(More)
Yeast strains obtained from blood cultures and catheters from intensive care units (ICU) and hospitalised oncology paediatrics were studied. Yeast were the first cause of catheter colonisation (51/627), and the third cause of bloodstream infection (44/6065). In catheter, the most frequent species were Candida albicans (34%), C. parapsilosis (27.7%) and C.(More)
BACKGROUND There is evidence that positive personality characteristics, such as optimism and self-esteem, are important for health. Less is known about possible determinants of positive personality characteristics. PURPOSE To test the relationship of optimism and self-esteem with insomnia symptoms and sleep duration. METHOD Sleep parameters, optimism,(More)
This study examined long-term personality trait development in midlife and explored the impact of psychological turning points on personality change. Self-defined psychological turning points reflect major changes in the ways people think or feel about an important part of their life, such as work, family, and beliefs about themselves and about the world.(More)