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  1. Steroid markers to assess sewage and other sources of organic contaminants in surface sediments of Cienfuegos Bay, Cuba.

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    Tolosa, I; Mesa, M; Alonso-Hernandez, C M

    2014-09-15

    Analyses of faecal steroids in coastal sediments from Cienfuegos Bay Cuba indicate chronic sewage contamination at the main outfalls from the city, where concentrations of coprostanol up to 5400ngg(-)(1) (dry wt) were measured. In contrast, steroid concentrations and compositions from sites from the south part of the Bay are characteristic of uncontaminated sewage environments. The levels of coprostanol in the Cienfuegos sediments compares to the lower to mid-range of concentrations reported for coastal sediments on a world-wide basis, with sedimentary levels markedly below those previously reported for heavily impacted sites. This study delivers baseline data for further investigation of the effectiveness of the proposed sewerage plan promoted by the GEF project in Cienfuegos. Investigations on the correlations between faecal steroids and other organic contaminants confirmed that the major source of petroleum hydrocarbons within the bay was associated with the sewage effluents from the Cienfuegos city.

  2. {sup 137}Cs and {sup 210}Po dose assessment from marine food in Cienfuegos Bay (Cuba)

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    Alonso-Hernandez, C. E-mail: carlos@ceac.perla.inf.cu; Diaz-Asencio, M.; Munos-Caravaca, A.; Suarez-Morell, E.; Avila-Moreno, R

    2002-07-01

    One part of Radiological Monitoring Programme in central Cuba (1991-1995) was dedicated to study the background levels of natural and anthropogenic radioactivity in Cienfuegos Bay in the vicinity of the first Cuban nuclear power station under construction. {sup 210}Po and {sup 137}Cs concentrations in fish, molluscs and crustaceans collected in Cienfuegos Bay were determined and the committed effective doses (CED) were calculated for two population groups inhabiting this region. The highest values of {sup 210}Po concentrations were found in crustaceans, but significant accumulation was also observed in fish and molluscs. The mean {sup 137}Cs concentrations in organisms are several times lower with respect to {sup 210}Po, a situation that characterises the regions affected by the global fallout only. Values of CED from the consumption of crustaceans and molluscs are very low both from{sup 210}Po and {sup 137}Cs. The mean individual dose from {sup 210}Po in the seafood consumed varies from 39 {mu}Sv for general populations to 2802 {mu}Sv for the 'critical group' consuming 320 kg of fish per year. The dose from {sup 137}Cs is negligible.

  3. Smoking prevalence in Cienfuegos City, Cuba.

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    Benet, Mikhail; Espinosa, Alfredo; Morejón, Alain; Diez, Emiliano; Landrove, Orlando; Ordúñez, Pedro O

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCTION Over the last 40 years, high smoking prevalence has been reported throughout Cuba, including in Cienfuegos city in the central part of the island. OBJECTIVES Determine smoking prevalence and potential associated risk factors in Cienfuegos city for 2010-2011. METHODS A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in Cienfuegos city in the context of CARMEN (Collaborative Action for Risk Factor Prevention & Effective Management of Non-communicable Diseases), a PAHO multi-country initiative for a multidimensional approach to chronic non-communicable diseases. Participants totaled 2193 (aged 15-74 years), randomly selected through complex probabilistic three-stage sampling. Variables examined in relation to smoking included age, sex, skin color, civil status and educational level. RESULTS Approximately 25% of those surveyed were smokers (30.3% of men and 21.0% of women). For men, prevalence was highest in the groups aged 25-34 and 55-64 years; for women, in the group aged 45-54 years. Concerning skin color, smoking rates were higher among black and mestizo persons (29.5%); and concerning civil status, higher among those who were separated, widowed or divorced (30.0%). Smoking prevalence fell with higher educational level; in keeping with that trend, the university-educated group had the lowest prevalence (16.2%). CONCLUSIONS Although one in four Cienfuegos residents aged ≥15 years smoked in 2010-2011, prevalence there is lower than in previous surveys. Knowledge of differences observed in age, sex, skin color, civil status and educational level can be useful for planning future smoking prevention and control actions.

  4. El controvertido alineamiento Habana-Cienfuegos, Cuba

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    Cotilla Rodríguez, M. O.

    1999-04-01

    Full Text Available Some neotectonic characteristics of the Habana-Cienfuegos lineament zone of NW to E-W direction and its five knots are presented, on its spatial relation with two epicenters of recent earthquakes (16-12-1982 in Torriente-Jagüey Grande and 9-3-1995 in San José de las Lajas. Reflections about activity of the lineament zone and its knots as well as specialist criteria over its delineation appear in the work.Se exponen algunas características neotectónicas de la zona de alineamientos Habana- Cienfuegos de dirección aproximada NO a E-O y sus cinco nudos de intersección. Se explican a partir del mecanismo de nudo sismoactivo dos epicentros de terremotos recientes (16-12-1982 en Torriente-Jagüey Grande y 9-3-1995 en San José de las Lajas. Reflexiones acerca de la actividad de la zona de alineamientos y sus nudos, y criterios de algunos especialistas respecto de su delimitación aparecen en el trabajo.them.

  5. Index for Assessing Water Trophic Status in Semi-Enclosed Cuban Bays. Case Study: Cienfuegos Bay

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    Seisdedo, Mabel; Arencibia, Gustavo

    2013-01-01

    This paper aims at contributing to the coastal environmental management by developing a new trophic status index of the water (TSIW). The index is tailored to semi-enclosed bays with estuarine characteristic like the Cienfuegos bay in Cuba. We also propose pressure indicators related to exporting and assimilation capacities as a tool to assess the vulnerability of the system to eutrophication. The TSIW is based on response indicators to eutrophication processes showing correspondence with the predefined pressure indicators and previous reports on water quality. Thus, the proposed trophic status index is a reliable scientific tool to measure the current stage of the water quality and to establish a baseline for further studies.

  6. Atmospheric deposition of {sup 137}Cs between 1994 and 2002 at Cienfuegos, Cuba

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    Alonso-Hernandez, C.M. [Centro de Estudios Ambientales de Cienfuegos, AP 5. Ciudad Nuclear, Cienfuegos (Cuba)]. E-mail: carlos@ceac.perla.inf.cu; Cartas-Aguila, H. [Centro de Estudios Ambientales de Cienfuegos, AP 5. Ciudad Nuclear, Cienfuegos (Cuba); Diaz-Asencio, M. [Centro de Estudios Ambientales de Cienfuegos, AP 5. Ciudad Nuclear, Cienfuegos (Cuba); Munoz-Caravaca, A. [Centro de Estudios Ambientales de Cienfuegos, AP 5. Ciudad Nuclear, Cienfuegos (Cuba); Martin-Perez, J. [Centro de Estudios Ambientales de Cienfuegos, AP 5. Ciudad Nuclear, Cienfuegos (Cuba); Sibello-Hernandez, R. [Centro de Estudios Ambientales de Cienfuegos, AP 5. Ciudad Nuclear, Cienfuegos (Cuba)

    2006-07-01

    Levels of {sup 137}Cs in total atmospheric deposition have been measured in the Cienfuegos region (Cuba) between 1994 and 2002. Samples were collected every three months, evaporated to dryness to obtain residual samples, and measured by gamma spectrometry. The {sup 137}Cs mean concentration in total deposition was 0.24 Bq m{sup -2} and data ranged between <0.05 and 0.62 Bq m{sup -2}. Precipitation rates and raintime have proved to be the most important factors controlling the concentration and depositional flux of {sup 137}Cs in the atmosphere over Cienfuegos, showing a high correlation coefficient (R = 0.93)

  7. Racial Geographies, Imperial Transitions: Property Ownership and Race Relations in Cienfuegos, Cuba, 1894–1899

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    Bonnie Lucero

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This article explores race relations in the provincial city of Cienfuegos, Cuba, during a time of immense political change from 1894 to 1899. In those five years, Cuba was transformed from a Spanish colony struggling for independence to an occupied territory of the United States. This political transformation brought into direct confrontation two models of race relations: one Spanish, characterized by racial integration, and the other American, renowned for Jim Crow segregation. This essay examines the lived significance of this political transformation through interracial property transactions recorded in the notarial protocols of Cienfuegos. The findings suggest that the final war of independence provided opportunities for Afro-descendants to purchase prime properties within the official city bounds. Yet, with US intervention in 1898, a subtle but increasing marginalization of men and women of color from the market in urban property is evident. Lucero contends that this marginalization reflects a shift in race relations due to the American imperial presence.

  8. Public hospital management in times of crisis: lessons learned from Cienfuegos, Cuba (1996-2008) (Reprinted from Health Policy, 2010)

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    De Vos, Pol; Ordúñez-García, Pedro; Santos-Peña, Moisés; Van der Stuyft, Patrick

    2010-01-01

    Cuba's public health system is well known for its integrated first line services based on family medicine. Less publicized is the country's experience in public hospital management. After a harsh economic crisis in the first half of the 1990s had brought the Cienfuegos hospital near to collapse, from 1996 onwards the hospital management team took advantage of the incipient economic recovery to launch an ambitious recovery process. This article reconstructs this endeavor, based on annual hospi...

  9. Public hospital management in times of crisis: lessons learned from Cienfuegos, Cuba (1996-2008).

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    De Vos, Pol; Orduñez-García, Pedro; Santos-Peña, Moisés; Van der Stuyft, Patrick

    2010-06-01

    Cuba's public health system is well known for its integrated first line services based on family medicine. Less publicized is the country's experience in public hospital management. After a harsh economic crisis in the first half of the 1990s had brought the Cienfuegos hospital near to collapse, from 1996 onwards the hospital management team took advantage of the incipient economic recovery to launch an ambitious recovery process. This article reconstructs this endeavor, based on annual hospital reports, scientific publications by the hospital staff, and interviews with key decision-makers. First the endless waiting list for elective surgery was tackled through a more efficient use of the surgery department, and an increase of ambulatory surgery. Next, overall hospital efficiency was improved in the aim to drastically reduce the average length of stay, reaching a decrease from an average stay of 12 days to a little more than 6 days in 1999. Also the emergency department was reorganized, setting up a triage system based on a color code, linked to specific emergency protocols. Attention for improving the clinical efficiency for AMI and stroke coincided with a drop in their intrahospital lethality. Clinical guidelines for the most important diagnoses were collectively developed, adapting international evidence to the local setting. An individual and collective performance evaluation system was elaborated in a participatory way, and further evolved into a 'total quality management' process. This experience of Cienfuegos hospital provides an interesting example on how a public hospital--embedded in a well developed national public health system--can be effective and efficient, even in circumstances of limited resources. PMID:20106544

  10. Atmospheric deposition patterns of 210Pb and 7Be in Cienfuegos, Cuba

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    The radiometric composition of bulk deposition samples, collected monthly for one year, February 2010 until January 2011, at a site located in Cienfuegos (22° 03′ N, 80° 29′ W) (Cuba), are analysed in this paper. Measurement of 7Be and 210Pb activity concentrations were carried out in 12 bulk deposition samples. The atmospheric deposition fluxes of 7Be and 210Pb are in the range of 13.2–132 and 1.24–8.29 Bq m−2, and their mean values are: 56.6 and 3.97 Bq m−2, respectively. The time variations of the different radionuclide have been discussed in relation with meteorological factors and the mean values have been compared to those published in recent literature from other sites located at different latitudes. The annual average flux of 210Pb and 7Be were 47 and 700 Bq m−2 y−1, respectively. Observed seasonal variations of deposition data are explained in terms of different environmental features. The atmospheric deposition fluxes of 7Be and 210Pb were moderately well correlated with precipitation and well correlated with one another. The 210Pb/7Be ratios in the monthly depositions samples varied in the range of 0.05–0.10 and showed a strong correlation with the number of rainy days. - Highlights: • We evaluated for first time in Cuba the atmospheric deposition fluxes of 7Be and 210Pb. • The annual average flux of 210Pb and 7Be were 47 and 700 Bq m−2 y−1, respectively. • The atmospheric deposition fluxes of 7Be and 210Pb are correlated with precipitation. • 7Be and 210Pb present similar removal behaviour from the atmosphere

  11. Atmospheric deposition patterns of (210)Pb and (7)Be in Cienfuegos, Cuba.

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    Alonso-Hernández, Carlos M; Morera-Gómez, Yasser; Cartas-Águila, Héctor; Guillén-Arruebarrena, Aniel

    2014-12-01

    The radiometric composition of bulk deposition samples, collected monthly for one year, February 2010 until January 2011, at a site located in Cienfuegos (22° 03' N, 80° 29' W) (Cuba), are analysed in this paper. Measurement of (7)Be and (210)Pb activity concentrations were carried out in 12 bulk deposition samples. The atmospheric deposition fluxes of (7)Be and (210)Pb are in the range of 13.2-132 and 1.24-8.29 Bq m(-2), and their mean values are: 56.6 and 3.97 Bq m(-2), respectively. The time variations of the different radionuclide have been discussed in relation with meteorological factors and the mean values have been compared to those published in recent literature from other sites located at different latitudes. The annual average flux of (210)Pb and (7)Be were 47 and 700 Bq m(-2) y(-1), respectively. Observed seasonal variations of deposition data are explained in terms of different environmental features. The atmospheric deposition fluxes of (7)Be and (210)Pb were moderately well correlated with precipitation and well correlated with one another. The (210)Pb/(7)Be ratios in the monthly depositions samples varied in the range of 0.05-0.10 and showed a strong correlation with the number of rainy days.

  12. Atmospheric deposition patterns of (210)Pb and (7)Be in Cienfuegos, Cuba.

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    Alonso-Hernández, Carlos M; Morera-Gómez, Yasser; Cartas-Águila, Héctor; Guillén-Arruebarrena, Aniel

    2014-12-01

    The radiometric composition of bulk deposition samples, collected monthly for one year, February 2010 until January 2011, at a site located in Cienfuegos (22° 03' N, 80° 29' W) (Cuba), are analysed in this paper. Measurement of (7)Be and (210)Pb activity concentrations were carried out in 12 bulk deposition samples. The atmospheric deposition fluxes of (7)Be and (210)Pb are in the range of 13.2-132 and 1.24-8.29 Bq m(-2), and their mean values are: 56.6 and 3.97 Bq m(-2), respectively. The time variations of the different radionuclide have been discussed in relation with meteorological factors and the mean values have been compared to those published in recent literature from other sites located at different latitudes. The annual average flux of (210)Pb and (7)Be were 47 and 700 Bq m(-2) y(-1), respectively. Observed seasonal variations of deposition data are explained in terms of different environmental features. The atmospheric deposition fluxes of (7)Be and (210)Pb were moderately well correlated with precipitation and well correlated with one another. The (210)Pb/(7)Be ratios in the monthly depositions samples varied in the range of 0.05-0.10 and showed a strong correlation with the number of rainy days. PMID:25233214

  13. Associated Factors to Human Papilloma Virus. A study performed in Health Area V, in Cienfuegos, Cuba.

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    Miryam González González del Pino

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: Human Papilloma Virus has been considered as the precursor of flat lesions in the cervical epithelium which develops Cervix uterine cancer. Objectives: to analyze risk factors associated to infections due to human papilloma virus. Method: An ambispective, descriptive study was carried out from January 2003 to January 2004, taking 60 patients whose Papanicolaou smears were abnormal. All these patients belonged to health area V, in Cienfuegos, Cuba. A guide for interview with different variables was used. Results: infected predominant ages were from 30 to 39 years old. 55% of the patients are married women or with stable sexual relationships. 6 patients comprised between 40 to 59 years old were observed with association to intra epithelium cervix neoplasias. For a 10 % of them, they have had from 3 to 12 sexual partners. The starting age to have sexual intercourse is from 15 to 19 years old. 75 % of the patients are smokers. Conclusions: results coincide with the medical literature reviewed regarding risk factors and its important relationship with NIC and so the cervicouterine cancer genesis.

  14. Ecology and taxonomy of free-living marine nematodes from Cienfuegos Bay, Caribbean Sea

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    Armenteros Almanza, M.

    2010-01-01

    Present thesis focuses on ecology of assemblages and taxonomy of free-living marine nematodes. Most of the data are from Cienfuegos, a semi-enclosed bay in the Caribbean Sea; but, we also provided data on biodiversity from other areas in Cuban marine waters. Four main topics are included: description of biodiversity patterns, a microcosm experiment about effects of organic enrichment on assemblages, a taxonomic revision of the genus Terschellingia de Man, 1888, and the description of four new...

  15. Associated Factors to Human Papilloma Virus. A study performed in Health Area V, in Cienfuegos, Cuba. Factores asociados al virus del papiloma humano. Área V. Cienfuegos.

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    Adys Castro Barberena

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: Human Papilloma Virus has been considered as the precursor of flat lesions in the cervical epithelium which develops Cervix uterine cancer. Objectives: to analyze risk factors associated to infections due to human papilloma virus. Method: An ambispective, descriptive study was carried out from January 2003 to January 2004, taking 60 patients whose Papanicolaou smears were abnormal. All these patients belonged to health area V, in Cienfuegos, Cuba. A guide for interview with different variables was used. Results: infected predominant ages were from 30 to 39 years old. 55% of the patients are married women or with stable sexual relationships. 6 patients comprised between 40 to 59 years old were observed with association to intra epithelium cervix neoplasias. For a 10 % of them, they have had from 3 to 12 sexual partners. The starting age to have sexual intercourse is from 15 to 19 years old. 75 % of the patients are smokers. Conclusions: results coincide with the medical literature reviewed regarding risk factors and its important relationship with NIC and so the cervicouterine cancer genesis.
    Fundamento: El virus del papiloma humano se ha considerado el precursor de lesiones planas en el epitelio cervical las cuales desarrollan el Cáncer Cervico uterino. Objetivo: Analizar los factores de riesgo asociados a la infección por virus del papiloma humano. Método: Se realiza un estudio investigativo, descriptivo, ambiespectivo, a partir de Enero del 2003 a Enero del 2004 comenzando en Enero 2003 estudiando 60 pacientes con citologías anormales, correspondientes al Área V del Municipio de Cienfuegos. Se empleo una guía de entrevistas con diversas variables. Resultados: Las edades predominantes de esta infección es de 30 – 39 años, el 55% son mujeres casadas o con relaciones

  16. Risk Factor to Chronic Disease no Transmitted In Cienfuegos, Cuba 2010. Preliminaries results of CARMEN II Factores de Riesgo para Enfermedades Crónicas en Cienfuegos, Cuba 2010. Resultados preliminares de CARMEN II

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    Pedro Ovidio Orduñez García

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Chronic diseases are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Cuba, the monitoring of them is an important element to alert health care system on its evolution. The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of four of the most important risk factors for these diseases during the preliminary data of the second survey of Cienfuegos CARMEN project, with emphasis on the differences with the first survey results. Method: Preliminary results of the second CARMEN survey are presented, corresponding to the first (847 cases measured integrally from a probabilitic and representative sample of the adult population of Cienfuegos City. Studied variables included: hypertension; obesity, measured by the body mass index, smoking and diabetes mellitus. Results: 33.7% of interviewed persons were smokers, slightly lower than the first measurement, obesity BMI> = 30 kg/m2 was 18.8%, almost 8% higher than the baseline survey, the arterial hypertension to 35.5% and diabetes mellitus to 6.8%, both well above the measurement of 2001-2002. Conclusions: the risk factors discussed show that the problem after improving over the past 10 years, and generally worsens the values are much higher than those observed during the first measurement CARMEN.Las enfermedades crónicas constituyen la primera causa de morbilidad y también de mortalidad en Cuba, la vigilancia de ellas constituye un elemento importante para alertar al sistema de salud sobre su evolución. El objetivo de esta comunicación breve es describir la prevalencia de cuatro de los más importante factores de riesgo de estas enfermedades durante el primer corte que se hace de la segunda medición del proyecto CARMEN Cienfuegos, mostrándose también las diferencias con los resultados de la primera medición. Método: Se presenta un corte de la segunda medición de la iniciativa CARMEN en Cienfuegos

  17. Biodiversity patterns of free-living marine nematodes in a tropical bay: Cienfuegos, Caribbean Sea

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    Armenteros, M.; Ruiz-Abierno, A.; Fernández-Garcés, R.; Pérez-García, J. A.; Díaz-Asencio, L.; Vincx, M.; Decraemer, W.

    2009-11-01

    Spatial and temporal biodiversity patterns of free-living marine nematodes were studied in Cienfuegos Bay, a tropical semi-enclosed basin in the Caribbean Sea. Taxonomic (to species level) and functional (biological trait) approaches were applied for describing the assemblage structure and relating it to abiotic environment based on a sampling scheme in six subtidal stations and three months. Biological trait approach added relevant information to species pattern regarding relationships between diversity patterns and the abiotic environment. The most common morphotypes were deposit feeding nematodes, with colonising abilities of 2-3 (in a scale from 1 to 5), tail conical cylindrical or filiforme and body slender; and their abundance were correlated with depth, organic matter and silt/clay fraction. In spite of a high turnover of species, functional diversity of assemblages did not change notably in space and time. A result probably due to sampling of the habitat pool of species and to low heterogeneity of the studied muddy bottoms. Chemical pollution (organic enrichment and heavy metals) and hydrodynamic regime possibly drove the biodiversity patterns. Spatial distribution of assemblages support the existence of two well differentiated basins inside the bay, the northern basin more polluted than the southern one. The low hydrodynamic regime would determine a poor dispersion of nematodes resulting in high spatial variance in the assemblage structure; and also the associated hypoxic conditions and pollutants in sediments can explain the dominance of tolerant nematode species such as Daptonema oxycerca, Sabatieria pulchra, Terschellingia gourbaultae, and Terschellingia longicaudata. A comparison of spatial-temporal patterns of biodiversity between Cienfuegos Bay and other semi-enclosed bays in temperate regions suggests several similarities: nematode assemblages are strongly influenced by anthropogenic disturbance, temporal trends are weak or overridden by spatial

  18. Cuba.

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    1985-08-01

    problems are attributable to the overly centralized economy, poor management, and, excessive military spending. Cuba maintains close ties with the USSR, Eastern European countries, North Korea, and Vietnam. Cuba's interventionist activities in Latin America led to the imposition by the Organization of American State of economic sanctions against Cuba between 1964-75. Since 1961, the relationship between the US and Cuba is one of hostility. These hostilities peaked in the 1961 Bay of Pigs episode and the 1962 missile crisis. Between 1975-77 efforts were made to improve relations but these were discontinued in response to Cuba's interventionist activities in Africa and Latin America. PMID:12178121

  19. Caracterización del consumo de digoxina en la insuficiencia cardíaca en el municipio de Rodas (Cienfuegos, Cuba)

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    Milián Vázquez, Pedro Miguel; Cepero Pérez, Ivette; Espinosa Brito, Alfredo; Padrón Velásquez, Luis; Hernández Fernández, Juana; Linares Borges, Arlette; Reyes Hernández, Dunia; Vázquez Montero, Lidia; Quirós Enríquez, Maira; Mass Sosa, Luis Alberto

    2004-01-01

    Se presenta un estudio descriptivo de corte transversal en pacientes mayores de 15 años con insuficiencia cardíaca que fueron tratados con digoxina en 15 consultorios médicos del municipio de Rodas, Cienfuegos, Cuba, en el primer semestre del 2003. Se estudiaron 130 pacientes registrados en la Farmacia Municipal. Se realizó una revisión de las historias clínicas individuales, hojas de egresos hospitalarios y entrevistas a los pacientes. La mayor parte de los pacientes que consumían digoxin...

  20. Procedimiento para la gestión de los impactos ambientales negativos asociados a la recuperación de materias primas en Cienfuegos, Cuba.

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    David Javier Castro Rodríguez; Osmay Tejeda Sánchez; Omar Gutiérrez Benítez

    2016-01-01

    El reciclaje constituye una actividad priorizada en Cuba. El objetivo fue implementar un procedimiento para la gestión de los impactos ambientales negativos asociados a los procesos operativos de la Empresa de Recuperación de Materias Primas de Cienfuegos. El procedimiento se construyó utilizando la propuesta del Instituto Andaluz de Tecnología para la gestión por procesos y los ocho pasos en la solución de problemas. Se combinaron herramientas de gestión bajo el principio de convergencia met...

  1. Naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) in ashes from a fuel-oil power plant in Cienfuegos, Cuba, and the associated radiation hazards.

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    Alonso-Hernández, C M; Bernal-Castillo, J; Morera-Gómez, Y; Guillen-Arruebarrena, A; Cartas-Aguila, H A; Acosta-Milián, R

    2014-03-01

    The radioactivity of NORM was measured in ashes collected from a fuel-oil power plant in Cienfuegos, Cuba, using an HPGe gamma-ray spectrometer. The (226)Ra, (210)Pb, (40)K, (232)Th and (238)U activity concentrations reached 240, 77, 59, 70 and 15 Bq kg(-1), respectively. The potential radiological hazard of these residuals was assessed. The radium equivalent activities of the samples varied from 54 to 345 Bq kg(-1). The gamma index was calculated to be lower than that of the reference values, and the gamma absorbed dose rate was higher than the average reported for the earth's crust; however, the assessed annual effective dose was slightly lower than the annual effective dose limit for public, i.e. 1 mSv. Therefore, these bottom ashes were not dramatically enriched with radionuclides and may be used as an additive for building materials without restrictions from a radiological protection point of view.

  2. Effect of Fitomas-E on seedling production of papaya var. Maradol Roja in Cienfuegos,Cuba

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    Fernando G. Serbelló Guzmán

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available An experiment in nursery in bag conditions was carried out at the Cienfuegos Horticultural Company, in order to evaluate the effect of different alternatives to stimulate the growth and the development of papaya seedlings (Carica papaya L. variety Maradol Red, in the period from June to September 2010. The treatments were: applying Fitomas-E, Trichoderma, EcoMic, the combination of Trichoderma + EcoMic and a control without application. We evaluated the height and diameter at four different positions, the number of leaves, green and dry mass of roots as well as for the external part of the plant at the transplantation time. The obtained data were subjected to the given statistical analyzes. Results indicate that the height and diameter of the papaya plants are increased with the application of Fitomas E and EcoMic, while a higher number of leaves is reached with the application of Fitomas E, and the combination of EcoMic with Trichoderma.

  3. Evaluación de indicadores ecológicos en las comunidades de corales hermatípicos de la costa sur-central, provincia de Cienfuegos, Cuba

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    Cabrales Caballero, Yenizeys; González Díaz, Silvia Patricia

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    Los arrecifes de la región sur-central de Cuba han sido muy poco investigados, a la vez que se incrementan y diversifican los usos e impactos a que est{n siendo sometidos. Debido a lo anterior, el objetivo de esta investigación fue determinar el estado actual de las comunidades de corales hermatípicos a través de la evaluación de indicadores ecológicos. La investigación se llevó a cabo en julio del 2011 en dos estaciones de cresta y cuatro de camellones pertenecientes a la costa de Cienfuegos...

  4. Procedimiento para la gestión de los impactos ambientales negativos asociados a la recuperación de materias primas en Cienfuegos, Cuba.

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    David Javier Castro Rodríguez

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available El reciclaje constituye una actividad priorizada en Cuba. El objetivo fue implementar un procedimiento para la gestión de los impactos ambientales negativos asociados a los procesos operativos de la Empresa de Recuperación de Materias Primas de Cienfuegos. El procedimiento se construyó utilizando la propuesta del Instituto Andaluz de Tecnología para la gestión por procesos y los ocho pasos en la solución de problemas. Se combinaron herramientas de gestión bajo el principio de convergencia metodológica. Los impactos ambientales fueron evaluados mediante el software GAIA versión 1.0, utilizando los criterios propuestos por la Guía Metodológica de Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental de Conesa. Se identificaron 97 impactos ambientales negativos, entre severos y moderados integraron el 80.41 % de ellos. El factor ambiental más impactado fue el físico-químico con el 50.52 %. El subproceso no metálico resultó el más impactante, con el 50 % de los impactos severos negativos totales y el 34 % de los moderados. Se identificaron las principales causas asociadas y se diseñó un plan de intervención de 35 medidas con base en los principios de Producción Más Limpia. Los resultados contribuyen a lograr la gestión de los impactos ambientales negativos de la entidad y a la sostenibilidad del reciclaje.

  5. DETERMINACIÓN Y ANÁLISIS DE LOS COSTOS DE EXTRACCIÓN DE PLASMA EN EL BANCO DE SANGRE DE CIENFUEGOS. CUBA

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    Pérez Falco, Grisel; Gómez Alfonso, Elizabeth; Pérez Guevara, David; Becerra Suárez, Keitel; Reyes Hernández, Reynier

    2013-01-01

    La información de costos resulta herramienta indispensable para la planeación, el control y la toma de decisiones oportunas dentro de las organizaciones y constituye un elemento vital para la gestión y análisis interno de las entidades. Conocer con precisión los costos de las producciones o servicios permite valorar y analizar puntualmente los procesos, actividades y rendimientos en la producción. El banco de sangre provincial de Cienfuegos no logra determinar los costos de sus producciones i...

  6. CUBA

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    C. F. de la Fé

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    Full Text Available Las Ferias Locales de Agrobiodiversidad en su sentido más amplio se inician en Cuba a finales de 1999, con la celebración de la Primera Feria de Maíz en áreas del Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Agrícolas (INCA enmarcada en el Pro- yecto Cubano de Fitomejoramiento Participativo (PCFP. Como respuesta a la importancia que el desarrollo de las Ferias de Agrobiodiversidad tienen en la diversificación de la base varietal sobre la que se sustenta la seguridad alimentaria y de mercado de los agricultores cubanos y sus perspectivas de generaliza- ción en diferentes cultivos y regiones del país es que se ha tenido a bien la elaboración de la presente guía metodológica, con el objetivo de compartir las experiencias adquiridas por un colectivo de investigadores del INCA, de manera que en algu- na medida pueda con ello contribuirse a la conservación y ampliación de la diversidad de los recursos fitogenéticos de los agricultores cubanos. El documento se halla subdividido en dos secciones principales. En la primera, “Generalidades sobre las ferias de agrobiodiversidad’’, se ofrece una informa- ción resumida sobre tópicos tales como: definición y tipos de ferias, experiencias en el desarrollo de ferias en otros países, las ferias de agrobiodiversidad en otros países, las ferias de agrobiodiversidad en Cuba y términos asociados a estas, mien- tras que en su segunda sección, se presenta lo más detallada- mente posible la guía para su organización y desarrollo en Cuba. A lo largo de la misma, el usuario puede hallar informa- ción precisa sobre los principales aspectos a tener en cuenta. En el orden de presentación de cada aspecto contemplado se ha tratado de mantener un orden lógico de organización de modo que facilite aún más el trabajo de los usuarios.

  7. Cuba.

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    Cuba is a country of 110,860 sq.km with 10.8 million inhabitants, of whom 99% are literate. Independence was gained on May 20, 1902. The terrain consists of flat or gently rolling plains, hills, and mountains up to 2000 meters in the Southeast, with a climate which is tropical, yet moderated by trade winds. Spanish is spoken by the Spanish-African mixed population. Life expectancy ranges over 74-77 years. Gross social product is $21 billion, declining at a rate of -20%. Per capita income is $1500. The country's natural resources include nickel, cobalt, iron ore, copper, manganese, salt, and timber. Sugar, fruits, tobacco, coffee, rice, beans, meat, vegetables, food processing, oil refining, cement, electric power, light consumer, and industrial products are areas of economic production. Capital goods, industrial raw materials, food, petroleum, and consumer goods are imported, and sugar and its by-products, petroleum, nickel, seafood, citrus, tobacco products and rum are exported. Indepth information is also given on the people and history, government and principal officials, political conditions, the economy, defense, foreign relations, relations with the U.S., and names of principal U.S. officials in the country. PMID:12178050

  8. Nutritional assessment of children at the day care center “Marineritos del Sur” in Cienfuegos province, Cuba. Evaluación nutricional de los niños del circulo infantil “Marineritos del Sur”. Cienfuegos.

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    Ernesto Martínez Ferrer

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    cuenta sus características cambiantes y dinámicas. Objetivos: Realizar evaluación nutricional de niños con edades entre 2 y 6 años de un círculo infantil. Métodos : Estudio descriptivo correlacional de 133 niños con edades entre 2 y 6 años que llevaban más de un año en el circulo infantil ¨Marineritos del Sur¨, de Cienfuegos, entre el 1ero de septiembre de 1999 y el 31 de marzo del 2000.Se estudiaron las siguientes variables: edad, sexo, peso, pliegues, circunferencia braquial, antecedentes patológicos personales. Resultados: Según los indicadores peso/talla, talla/edad, peso/edad, pliegue tricipital/edad, circunferencia braquial/edad, predominaron los pacientes entre 10 y 90 percentil. El cálculo del puntaje Z arrojó que 67,66 % eran eutróficos, 27, 06 % tendían a la obesidad y 5,28 % resultaron desnutridos. La giardia fue el parásito aislado con mayor frecuencia.

  9. DETERMINACIÓN Y ANÁLISIS DE LOS COSTOS DE EXTRACCIÓN DE PLASMA EN EL BANCO DE SANGRE DE CIENFUEGOS. CUBA

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    Pérez Falco, Grisel

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    Full Text Available La información de costos resulta herramienta indispensable para la planeación, el control y la toma de decisiones oportunas dentro de las organizaciones y constituye un elemento vital para la gestión y análisis interno de las entidades. Conocer con precisión los costos de las producciones o servicios permite valorar y analizar puntualmente los procesos, actividades y rendimientos en la producción. El banco de sangre provincial de Cienfuegos no logra determinar los costos de sus producciones individualmente, las cuales se derivan de la sangre extraída y requieren de procesos diversos para la obtención del producto final. El objetivo de este trabajo radica en el establecimiento de un procedimiento para la determinación de los costos de las producciones derivadas de la sangre en la entidad objeto de estudio; éste se logra mediante el diseño y aplicación de un costeo por procesos vinculando técnicas de la contabilidad de gestión, en función de aportar elementos precisos para la toma de decisiones. De esta forma se demuestra que el costeo que se aplica en la actualidad en esta entidad es inadecuado pues arroja un costo único para todas sus producciones cuando en realidad cada una implica un costo diferente.

  10. Health of the coral reefs at the US Navy Base, Guantánamo Bay, Cuba: a preliminary report based on isotopic records from gorgonians.

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    Risk, Michael J; Burchell, Meghan; Brunton, Dalston A; McCord, Michael R

    2014-06-15

    Specimens of the gorgonian Plexaura homomalla were sampled from several areas along the fringing reefs fronting the United States Naval Base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Sample coverage extended from apparently healthy reefs in oceanic waters to declining reefs located in the plume of the drainage from upper parts of Guantánamo Bay. Tentacle tips were excised, and trunk sections were cut and polished. Stable isotope ratios of nitrogen (δ(15)N) and carbon indicate a strong correlation of reef health with proximity to the plume of the river. Of all the worldwide cases in which land-based sources of pollution have impacted reefs, this one may well be the most intractable. The US Navy has jurisdiction over the reefs, with the obligation to protect them, yet the threat comes down the river from Cuba.

  11. Tsunamis in Cuba?; Tsunamis en Cuba?

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    Cotilla Rodriguez, M. O.

    2011-07-01

    Cuba as neo tectonics structure in the southern of the North American plate had three tsunamis. One of them [local] occurred in the Central-Northern region [1931.10.01, Nortecubana fault], the other was a tele tsunami [1755.11.01, in the SW of the Iberian Peninsula] that hit the Bay of Santiago de Cuba, and the third took place at 1867.11.18, by the regional source of Virgin Islands, which produced waves in the Eastern Cuban region. This tsunami originated to the NE of Puerto Rico in 1918.10.11, with another earthquake of equal magnitude and at similar coordinates, produced a tsunami that did not affect Cuba. Information on the influence of regional tsunami in 1946.08.08 of the NE of the Dominican Republic [Matanzas] in Northwestern Cuba [beaches Guanabo-Baracoa] is contrary to expectations with the waves propagation. The local event of 1939.08.15 attributed to Central- Northern Cuba [Cayo Frances with M = 8.1] does not correspond at all with the maximum magnitude of earthquakes in this region and the potential of the Nortecubana fault. Tsunamis attributed to events such as 1766.06.11 and 1932.02.03 in the Santiago de Cuba Bay are not reflected in the original documents from experts and eyewitnesses. Tsunamis from Jamaica have not affected the coasts of Cuba, despite its proximity. There is no influence in Cuba of tsunamigenic sources of the southern and western parts of the Caribbean, or the Gulf of Mexico. Set out the doubts as to the influence of tsunamis from Haiti and Dominican Republic at Guantanamo Bay which is closer to and on the same latitude, and spatial orientation than the counterpart of Santiago de Cuba, that had impact. The number of fatalities by authors in the Caribbean is different and contradictory. (Author) 76 refs.

  12. Multielemental analysis of surface sediments in Havana bay (Cuba) using X-ray fluorescence

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    Multielemental Analysis was performed in Superficial Sediments in Havana Bay. Twenty one samples were analysed by Dispersive Energy X- Ray Fluorescence using an spectrometer based on Si (Li) semiconductor detector an a 109 Cd source. The results showed a similar behaviour in the levels of contamination related with neutron activation analysis. The data suggest that an anthropogenic input into the bay from domestic sewage and industries occurred. (Full text)

  13. Programa de Monitoreo Ambiental para Cementos Cienfuegos S.A

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    Mario A. Curbelo Hernández; José Luis Romero Cabrera; Henrry Ricardo Cabrera

    2012-01-01

    La presente investigación se realizó en las instalaciones de Cementos Cienfuegos S.A. Cuba, con el objetivo de diseñar e implementar un programa de monitoreo de las variables de concentración de polvo en aire, tasa de deposición y concentración de metales pesados, para la valoración de la calidad del aire a partir de índices establecidos en la norma NC ISO 111:2004. Este programa incluye también el monitoreo de los parámetr...

  14. Migrant TB treatment in Haiti resulting in U.S. policy change at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

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    1996-09-01

    Because of Haiti's poverty and poor health infrastructure, together with the global emergence of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), questions were raised about the U.S. military's practice of returning Haitian migrants with active noninfectious tuberculosis (TB) to Haiti. As a result, the pilot study reported here assessed the TB treatment completion rate of 38 Haitians (24 with TB and 14 contacts) who voluntarily requested repatriation from Guantánamo Bay (GTMO), Cuba, in November 1994. Six weeks after repatriation, four of the study subjects had been lost to follow-up, 18 had received follow-up treatment, and 16 were delinquent in receiving treatment. The reasons given for failing to get treatment varied: 7 (21% of the 34 followed) were asked to pay for clinic visits, leaving them without medication; 5 (15%) were asked to return at a later date; and 4 (11%) had not sought treatment. A second follow-up visit five months later failed to locate three additional subjects. Of the 31 followed, 17 (55%) completed chemotherapy, while the remaining 14 (45%) discontinued treatment two to three months prior to the completion date despite extensive education and a promised monetary reward. On the basis of these findings it was strongly recommended that migrants with TB remain at Guantánamo until their treatment completion date, a recommendation that was adopted.

  15. The last interglacial period at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and an estimate of late Quaternary tectonic uplift rate in a strike-slip regime

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    Schweig, E. S.; Muhs, D. R.; Simmons, K. R.; Halley, R. B.

    2015-12-01

    Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is an area dominated by a strike-slip tectonic regime and is therefore expected to have very low Quaternary uplift rates. We tested this hypothesis by study of an unusually well preserved emergent reef terrace around the bay. Up to 12 m of unaltered, growth-position reef corals are exposed at about 40 sections examined around ˜40 km of coastline. Maximum reef elevations in the protected, inner part of the bay are ˜11-12 m, whereas outer-coast shoreline angles of wave-cut benches are as high as ˜14 m. Fifty uranium-series analyses of unrecrystallized corals from six localities yield ages ranging from ˜134 ka to ˜115 ka, when adjusted for small biases due to slightly elevated initial 234U/238U values. Thus, ages of corals correlate this reef to the peak of the last interglacial period, marine isotope stage (MIS) 5.5. Previously, we dated the Key Largo Limestone to the same high-sea stand in the tectonically stable Florida Keys. Estimates of paleo-sea level during MIS 5.5 in the Florida Keys are ~6.6 to 8.3 m above present. Assuming a similar paleo-sea level in Cuba, this yields a long-term tectonic uplift rate of 0.04-0.06 m/ka over the past ~120 ka. This estimate supports the hypothesis that the tectonic uplift rate should be low in this strike-slip regime. Nevertheless, on the southeast coast of Cuba, east of our study area, we have observed flights of multiple marine terraces, suggesting either (1) a higher uplift rate or (2) an unusually well-preserved record of pre-MIS 5.5 terraces not observed at Guantanamo Bay.

  16. Tsunamis in Cuba?

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    Cuba as neo tectonics structure in the southern of the North American plate had three tsunamis. One of them [local] occurred in the Central-Northern region [1931.10.01, Nortecubana fault], the other was a tele tsunami [1755.11.01, in the SW of the Iberian Peninsula] that hit the Bay of Santiago de Cuba, and the third took place at 1867.11.18, by the regional source of Virgin Islands, which produced waves in the Eastern Cuban region. This tsunami originated to the NE of Puerto Rico in 1918.10.11, with another earthquake of equal magnitude and at similar coordinates, produced a tsunami that did not affect Cuba. Information on the influence of regional tsunami in 1946.08.08 of the NE of the Dominican Republic [Matanzas] in Northwestern Cuba [beaches Guanabo-Baracoa] is contrary to expectations with the waves propagation. The local event of 1939.08.15 attributed to Central- Northern Cuba [Cayo Frances with M = 8.1] does not correspond at all with the maximum magnitude of earthquakes in this region and the potential of the Nortecubana fault. Tsunamis attributed to events such as 1766.06.11 and 1932.02.03 in the Santiago de Cuba Bay are not reflected in the original documents from experts and eyewitnesses. Tsunamis from Jamaica have not affected the coasts of Cuba, despite its proximity. There is no influence in Cuba of tsunamigenic sources of the southern and western parts of the Caribbean, or the Gulf of Mexico. Set out the doubts as to the influence of tsunamis from Haiti and Dominican Republic at Guantanamo Bay which is closer to and on the same latitude, and spatial orientation than the counterpart of Santiago de Cuba, that had impact. The number of fatalities by authors in the Caribbean is different and contradictory. (Author) 76 refs.

  17. Reconstruction of {sup 137}Cs signal in Cuba using {sup 7}Be as tracer of vertical transport processes in the atmosphere

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    Alonso Hernandez, C.M. E-mail: carlos@ceac.perla.inf.cu; Cartas Aguila, H.; Diaz Asencio, M.; Munoz Caravaca, A

    2004-07-01

    Levels of {sup 137}Cs and {sup 7}Be in aerosols have been measured in the region of Cienfuegos (Cuba) during the period 1994-1998. {sup 137}Cs showed the same seasonal trend as {sup 7}Be and the monthly regimes of precipitation seemed to be responsible for the observed pattern. The {sup 137}Cs/{sup 7}Be ratio obtained in Cienfuegos and Miami (FL) in this period was used to calibrate the long-term database of {sup 137}Cs concentrations recorded in Miami (250 km from Cienfuegos). The database was then employed to reconstruct the {sup 137}Cs monthly concentrations in Cienfuegos since 1957.

  18. Annual dose equivalents estimation received by Cienfuegos population due medical practice

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    This study represents the first evaluation of the effective equivalent dose that receives the population of the Cienfuegos province in Cuba because of medical practice. The evaluation is based on the tables of doses depending on several parameters that influence over these ones, and also based on large diagnostic examinations statistics of all medical institutions over a 9 years period. Values of examinations frequency, contribution to total dose from radiography, fluoroscopy, dental radiography and nuclear medicine, and other characteristics of the last ones are offered. A comparative reflection dealing with received doses by radiography and fluoroscopy techniques is also included. (authors). 4 refs

  19. Nuevos registros de clorofitas marinas para Cuba

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    A. Moreira; Fujii, M.T.; Suárez, A. M.; Wynne, M.J.

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    A partir de muestras colectadas en la bahía de Cienfuegos y de Santa Lucía (Pinar del Río), se identificaron dos nuevos registros de macroalgas marinas (clorofitas) para Cuba: Cladophora blomquistii C. Hoek y Udotea fibrosa D. S. Littler & M. M. Littler. C. blomquistii se registra por primera vez para la región del Caribe ya que se había consignado solo para lagunas costeras de la Florida, y la parte noreste del golfo de México. Se ofrecen además comentarios sobre la taxonomía, ...

  20. Gynecological endoscopic surgery in Cienfuegos.

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    Alberto Jorge Fernández

    2003-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: In the last few years less invasive techniques for patients have been developed and endoscopic surgery is important example. Objective: To determine the advantages of endoscopic surgery and to relate ultrasonographic findings with surgical diagnoses. Method: Case study of 73 surgeries performed by gynaecological endoscopic surgery at the University Hospital ¨Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima¨ from Cienfuegos province in the period January 1998- May 2002. urgencies and and Salpingoclasias were excluded from this search. The statistical study included tests of percentage, accumulated frequency, Kappla´s index, mean and standard deviation. Results: The most recent gynaecological pathologies were: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, infertility and ovarian cyst. The relationship between ultrasonographic and surgical diagnosis was good for P.I.D and the intrauterine device in the abdominal cavity but not for endometritis. The most frequent laparoscopic procedures were salpingovariolasis and fimbrioplasty , ovarian cystectomy and contrasted laparoscopy. The two complications were bleeding which was controlled and facial subcutaneous emphysema.

  1. Family aggregation study for breast cancer in Cienfuegos province

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    Breast cancer is one of the most frequent causes of death in developed countries and it is the second cause of female mortality for malignant tumor in Cuba. We conducted an observational, analytic, transversal study of cases and controls for the purpose of evaluating the clinical, epidemiologic and genealogical behavior of breast cancer in Cienfuegos province, in a period of 6 years. The universe of the study was made up of 304 women distributed in 152 cases and 152 controls; they were surveyed after they gave their informed consent. Collected data were processed by means of methods of inferential statistics. It was observed that most of the cases were diagnosed in patients aged 50 to 59 years, with 24.34%, the most frequent type was infiltrating duct carcinoma, with 43.42%. We found statistical association with the personal history of benign breast pathology and the family history of cancer of any type. Presence of familial aggregation was observed for breast cancer in the first-degree relatives and the non-genetic risk factors; they did not show significant association with the occurrence of the disease in the studied population

  2. Knowledge assessment of Cienfuegos´ health workers on human toxocariasis. Evaluación de los conocimientos sobre la toxocariosis humana del personal médico del municipio de Cienfuegos.

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    Full Text Available Background: Human toxocariasis is one of the most worldwide extended zoonosis. It mainly affects children and it is not always well known by medical staff. Objective: To assess knowledge of Cienfuegos´s health workers on human toxocariasis. Method: A descriptive cross-sectional study was developed from May to September 2005 and a survey was applied to a total sample of 51 doctors through a randomized, stratified sampling. In addition to consider professional category, years of experience and knowledge on zoonosis, we analyzed different aspects the form the variable general knowledge on human toxocariasis. Findings: We could develop a knowledge assessment on toxocariasis in Cienfuegos´ doctors. These findings were compared with surveys in other countries. There is not history of this kind of research in Cuba. Conclusions: Cienfuegos´ doctors knowledge on toxocariasis diagnosis, transmission, and prevention and not satisfactory except for clinic and treatment.Fundamento: La toxocariosis humana es una de las zoonosis más extendidas a escala mundial. Afecta principalmente a la población infantil y no siempre es bien conocida por el personal médico. Objetivo: Evaluar los conocimientos sobre toxocariosis humana del personal médico del municipio Cienfuegos. Método: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo de corte transversal de mayo a septiembre del 2005 y se aplicó una encuesta a una muestra total de 51 médicos a través de un muestreo aleatorio y estratificado por los diferentes consejos populares. Además de considerar categoría profesional, años de experiencia de la especialidad y capacitación o no sobre zoonosis, se analizaron varios aspectos que conforman la variable conocimiento general sobre toxocariosis humana. Resultados: Se logró con esta investigación realizar una evaluación del

  3. Comportamiento del cáncer de mama en la provincia de Cienfuegos. Quinquenio 2007-2011

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    Lidia Torres Ajá

    2013-01-01

    Fundamento: el cáncer de mama representa la primera localización y segunda causa de muerte por tumores malignos en el sexo femenino en Cuba, lo cual ha hecho que sea considerado un problema de salud y una línea priorizada de investigación por parte del Ministerio de Salud Pública. Objetivo: caracterizar el comportamiento del cáncer de mama en la provincia de Cienfuegos en el quinquenio 2007-2011. Métodos: se realizó un estudio descriptivo, prospectivo, del total de pacientes operados de cánce...

  4. Concurrent Cuba

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    2016-10-01

    The parallel version of the multidimensional numerical integration package Cuba is presented and achievable speed-ups discussed. The parallelization is based on the fork/wait POSIX functions, needs no extra software installed, imposes almost no constraints on the integrand function, and works largely automatically.

  5. Orienete Province, eastern end of Cuba as seen from Gemini 7 spacecraft

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    Oriente Province, eastern end of Cuba is photographed by Astronaut Frank Borman and James A. Lovell during the 14th revolution of the Gemini 7 mission. Guantanamo Bay is in the center of picture on southern coast of Cuba. Santiago de Cuba is located about one inch from the bottom edge of the picture, or about three inches westward down the coast from Guantanamo.

  6. Incidence of neoplastic diseases in infants in Cienfuegos province from January 1988 to December 1998.

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    Luis Pedro Hernández Sosa

    2003-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: The study of neoplasias in children gathers of cancer that appear in children less than 15 years of age although some authors have stated that this age should be widened till youngsters less than 20 years. Although neoplasias in this age group only represent around 5 % of all neoplasms, there are important reasons that justify their investigation. Objective: To analyse the epidemiological characteristics of neoplasm in children in Cienfuegos province. Method: Descriptive- retrospective study with a universe that gathered all the patients less than 15 years of age who had a diagnosis of neoplasia in Cienfuegos province, Cuba in the period January1988 – December 1998 . The rate of incidence per 100 000 inhabitants aged less than 15 was obtained and the variables under study were identification data: age, sex, race, (classified as whites and no whites , municipality of origin and type of tumour. The difference in incidence at the beginning and at the end of the period under study were calculated too. Results: The Annual means in the province was 12.45 x 10 5 inhabitants. The most affected age group was from 1 to 4 years of age with a rate of incidence of 15,25 x 10 5 inhabitants, with a predominance of white females. Cruces was the most affected municipality with a rate of 22,26 x 10 5 inhabitants. The tendency of infantile cancer in the province has diminished and it is more significant in acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

  7. Agricultura urbana y periurbana como contribución a la estrategia de conservación de la biodiversidad de Heliconias en la región central de Cuba

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    Hernández Pérez, Ricardo; Flora M. Sosa Rodríguez; Noa Carrazana, Juan C.; Flores Estévez, Norma; Guillén Sánchez, Dagoberto; Panfet Valdez, Cristina

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    New ways of sustainable production on urban and peri- urbans areas have contributed to the conservation of species diversity, as to ornamentals plants that belong to family: Heliconiaceae. For this reason we recorded nine species of Heliconia as new accessions from Central Region of Cuba, that were prospected in gardens and yards of national reference as well as from three botanical gardens in central provinces of Cuba (Cienfuegos, Villa Clara and Santi Spíritus), located in forested mountain...

  8. Caracterización de la mortalidad por cáncer en la provincia de Cienfuegos. 2010-2011 Characterization of Cancer Mortality in the Province of Cienfuegos. 2010 to 2011

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    María Magdalena Basanta Molina

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: el cáncer ha sido en Cuba, una de las primeras causas de muerte, y es la primera causa de años de vida potencialmente perdida y la de mayor impacto en la esperanza de vida al nacer. Objetivo: caracterizar la mortalidad por cáncer en la provincia Cienfuegos durante el bienio 2010 – 2011. Métodos: se realizó un estudio descriptivo de serie de casos para caracterizar la mortalidad de la provincia Cienfuegos durante el bienio 2010 – 2011, según datos aportados por los certificados médicos de defunción y la revisión del Programa Estadístico de Mortalidad de la Provincia. La serie estuvo constituida por 1 602 fallecidos por cáncer, de ellos 786 del año 2010 y 816 del año 2011. Las variables utilizadas fueron: edad, sexo, municipio de residencia y principales localizaciones. Resultados: en Cienfuegos el cáncer se ubicó como segunda causa de muerte en el año 2010 y como primera en el 2011, se evidenció una sobremortaliad masculina en ambas etapas. Los hombres mueren por cáncer de pulmón, próstata, colon, laringe y las mujeres por cáncer de pulmón, mama, colon, y útero. Las defunciones prematuras por cáncer en el 2010, representaron el 59,2 % del total de fallecidos por cáncer, de ellas el 47,9 % se produjeron en el grupo de 65 a 74 años de edad. La mortalidad prematura en el año 2011 representó el 54,1 % de las defunciones totales por cáncer, con una discreta disminución. Conclusiones: se evidenció la inclusión del cáncer como primera causa de muerte asociada la progresión del envejecimiento poblacional con localizaciones que muestran brechas en la prevención y detección precoz del cáncer.Background: cancer has been one of the major causes of death in Cuba. In addition, it is the leading cause of years of potential life lost and it has the greatest impact on life expectancy at birth. Objective: to characterize cancer mortality in the province of Cienfuegos from 2010 to 2011. Methods: a descriptive

  9. Comportamiento del cáncer de mama en la provincia de Cienfuegos. Quinquenio 2007-2011

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    Lidia Torres Ajá

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: el cáncer de mama representa la primera localización y segunda causa de muerte por tumores malignos en el sexo femenino en Cuba, lo cual ha hecho que sea considerado un problema de salud y una línea priorizada de investigación por parte del Ministerio de Salud Pública. Objetivo: caracterizar el comportamiento del cáncer de mama en la provincia de Cienfuegos en el quinquenio 2007-2011. Métodos: se realizó un estudio descriptivo, prospectivo, del total de pacientes operados de cáncer de mama en la provincia de Cienfuegos durante 5 años, comprendidos desde el 1 de enero de 2007 al 31 de diciembre del 2011. Se analizaron las variables: sexo, edad, mama afectada, localización topográfica, variante histológica, etapa clínica en el momento del diagnóstico, modalidad de biopsia utilizada y técnicas quirúrgicas aplicadas. Para la recolección de los datos se confeccionó un modelo que fue aplicado a cada paciente, además de revisarse las historias clínicas y protocolos biópsicos. Resultados: existen tasas de incidencia altas en este quinquenio. Existe predominio de afectación en pacientes mayores de 50 años y el carcinoma ductal infiltrante es la modalidad más diagnosticada. El 80,6 % de los tumores se diagnosticaron en etapas tempranas. Conclusiones: el cáncer de mama constituye un problema de salud en la provincia de Cienfuegos, con altas tasas de incidencia, y con un 80,6 % de los tumores diagnosticados en etapas curables.

  10. Oral health status in Cienfuegos population

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    Emma Gil Ojeda

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: The creation of reliable epidemiological profiles in different populations is a helpful practice that offers a general vision of how community health can be affected and it assess health systems interventions and provides information to guide the policy making process. Objective: To assess the population´s oral health condition of through the determining of the appropriate markers. Methods: Descriptive study in five health areas of Cienfuegos province including people selected by age group and through randomized sampling. The oral health condition of this population was analyzed, and the results were compared with the previous measurement dating from 1998. Results: The percentage of this population between 5-18 years of age without malocclusions or gingival and periodontal affectation was 72,6% and 38,6% respectively; the percentage of children with DMF-index at the age of five was 1,96, while the 88,2% of 18 years-old surveyed people have all their teeth. The mean of lost teeth in the age groups 35-44 and 60-74 was 7,6 and 24,7 respectively. Conclusions: Most of oral health markers improved compared with the previous measurements, except for the age group 5-18 without malocclusions and the percentage of people without gingival or periodontal affectations, which was slightly reduced.

  11. Performance of Early Diagnosis of Breast and Cervical Cancer in the Municipality of Cienfuegos

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    Julio Padrón González

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Background: breast and cervical cancer are among the most frequent causes of death in women. Therefore, the early detection of these diseases is one of the prioritized programs of the Public Health System. Objective: to describe the performance of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program in the municipality of Cienfuegos. Methods: a cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted over the period 2010-2011 in the context of the CARMEN project. A random sample was selected which was randomly stratified. The variables analyzed included age, marital status, skin color, health professional’s visits, knowledge of breast self-examination, clinical breast exam, mammography, cervical smear and time from the last medical examination of each test. The questionnaire of the CARMEN study was used. Results analysis was performed by SPSS package version 15, 0. Statistical significance level used was 95 %. Results: a total of 428 women (41,1 % had not been examined in over a year; 49 of them (4,6 % had not been checked for more than five years. 7,2 % of the study sample have never undergone a mammography, 28,6 % have had this test performed. 91,0 % of the women whose ages are included in the program has undergone a cervical smear. Conclusions: the objectives of the General Program for Cancer Control in Cuba are not being achieved. The inefficient areas of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program are exposed.

  12. Sobrevida en leucemias en pacientes mayores de 60 años. Cienfuegos 1989-1993.

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    Maritza Cabrera

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio de 50 pacientes entre 60 y 89 años de edad, con el diagnóstico de leucemias agudas y crónicas, atendidos en los entre 1989 y 1993, en el Hospital Universitario "Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima", de Cienfuegos, Cuba. Se encontró un predominio del sexo masculino, del grupo entre 60 a 69 años y la leucemia linfoide crónica fue la variante más frecuente. El análisis de calidad de vida según el índice de Karnofsky, ubicó a las variantes agudas en escalas de peor rendimiento y las crónicas en escalas de mejor puntuación. La mayor probabilidad de supervivencia fue para el grupo entre 60 y 69 años, sin diferencias significativas en cuanto al sexo. Los sangramientos e infecciones, la leucopenia y la trombocitopenia, se relacionaron con las más bajas probabilidades de sobrevida. La complicación más común fue la bronconeumonía (70% y el hallazgo necrópsico, la infiltración leucémica visceral (74%. La supervivencia global fue de 11.28 a los 4.5 años.

  13. Erosion of the beach of Historic Varadero, Cuba

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    Kaput, N.; Koenis, M.P.T.; Nooij, R.; Sikkema, T.; Van der Waardt, T.P.

    2007-01-01

    Master project report. This report handles the erosion problems on the main tourist resort of Cuba, Varadero, situated on the Peninsula de Hicacos. With a length of 22 km, a maximum width of 500 m, The Peninsula de Hicacos constitutes a natural barrier separating the shallow waters of Cardenas Bay f

  14. Ethnicity, education, and blood pressure in Cuba.

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    Ordunez, Pedro; Munoz, Jose Luis Bernal; Espinosa-Brito, Alfredo; Silva, Luis Carlos; Cooper, Richard S

    2005-07-01

    The causes of variation in hypertension risk by ethnicity and educational level are not well understood. To gain further insight into this issue in a nonindustrialized country, a population-based sample of 1,667 persons aged 15-74 years was recruited in Cienfuegos, Cuba. In this 2001-2002 study, interviewers classified 29% of participants as Black or mulatto and 71% as White. Educational attainment was stratified at the median number of school years. Compared with White women, non-White women had higher blood pressures (3.0/1.7, systolic blood pressure/diastolic blood pressure) and a higher prevalence of hypertension (24%, 95% confidence interval: 20, 28 vs. 15%, 95% confidence interval: 12, 18). Among men, no differences in blood pressure were observed by ethnicity. Men with a lower level of education had a 14% lower risk of hypertension compared with men above the median. However, women with a lower level of education had a 24% increase in risk. The effect of education was equally strong among Whites alone and when occupation was used for stratification. No variation was observed for body mass index or self-reported health behaviors by ethnicity or education. The narrower ethnic gradient in hypertension prevalence than seen in North America and the gender-specific social status effect, in the context of relatively equal living conditions, suggest that the influence of psychosocial stressors may be specific to cultural contexts.

  15. CPAFFC Delegation in Cuba

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    2007-01-01

    <正>Invited by the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples and the Cuba-China Friendship Association,a CPAFFC delegation headed by Zhang Enxiang,vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the Jilin Provincial People’s Congress and honorary president of the Jilin Provincial People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries,paid a friendly visit to Cuba from May 29 to June 3,during which it participated in the celebrations of the 160th anniversary of the Chinese arrival in Cuba.

  16. How Cuba Fought Illiteracy

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    Kozol, Jonathan

    1977-01-01

    This article describes the successful effort to reduce illiteracy in Cuba by sending young student teachers into the rural areas to teach reading to workers in isolated spots throughout the country. (JD)

  17. Nuclear safety. Concerns about the nuclear power reactors in Cuba

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    In 1976, the Soviet Union and Cuba concluded an agreement to construct two 440-megawatt nuclear power reactors near Cienfuegos on the south central coast of Cuba, about 180 miles south of Key West, Florida. The construction of these reactors, which began around 1983, was a high priority for Cuba because of its heavy dependence on imported oil. Cuba is estimated to need an electrical generation capacity of 3,000 megawatts by the end of the decade. When completed, the first reactor unit would provide a significant percentage (estimated at over 15 percent) of Cuba's need for electricity. It is uncertain when Cuba's nuclear power reactors will become operational. On September 5, 1992, Fidel Castro announced the suspension of construction at both of Cuba's reactors because Cuba could not meet the financial terms set by the Russian government to complete the reactors. Cuban officials had initially planned to start up the first of the two nuclear reactors by the end of 1993. However, before the September 5 announcement, it was estimated that this reactor would not be operational until late 1995 or early 1996. The civil construction (such as floors and walls) of the first reactor is currently estimated to be about 90 percent to 97 percent complete, but only about 37 percent of the reactor equipment (such as pipes, pumps, and motors) has been installed. The civil construction of the second reactor is about 20 percent to 30 percent complete. No information was available about the status of equipment for the second reactor. According to former Cuban nuclear power and electrical engineers and a technician, all of whom worked at the reactor site and have recently emigrated from Cuba, Cuba's nuclear power program suffers from poor construction practices and inadequate training for future reactor operators. One former official has alleged, for example, that the first reactor containment structure, which is designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material into

  18. An Island Called Cuba

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    Jean Stubbs

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Review of: An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba. Ruth Behar, photographs by Humberto Mayol. New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2007. xiii + 297 pp. (Cloth US$ 29.95 Fidel Castro: My Life: A Spoken Autobiography. Fidel Castro & Ignacio Ramonet. New York: Scribner/Simon & Schuster, 2008. vii + 724 pp. (Paper US$ 22.00, e-book US$ 14.99 Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know. Julia E. Sweig. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. xiv + 279 pp. (Paper US$ 16.95 [First paragraph] These three ostensibly very different books tell a compelling story of each author’s approach, as much as the subject matter itself. Fidel Castro: My Life: A Spoken Autobiography is based on a series of long interviews granted by the then-president of Cuba, Fidel Castro, to Spanish-Franco journalist Ignacio Ramonet. Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know, by U.S. political analyst Julia Sweig, is one of a set country series, and, like Ramonet’s, presented in question/answer format. An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba, with a narrative by Cuban-American anthropologist Ruth Behar and photographs by Cuban photographer Humberto Mayol, is a retrospective/introspective account of the Jewish presence in Cuba. While from Ramonet and Sweig we learn much about the revolutionary project, Behar and Mayol convey the lived experience of the small Jewish community against that backdrop.

  19. Floraciones algales nocivas en la bahía de Santiago de Cuba

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    Gómez, L.; Díaz, U.; Fernández, A.; Licea, Y.; Álvarez, I.

    2006-01-01

    Santiago de Cuba bay is an ecosystem eutrophic and vulnerable to FANs events. This work preset the results of monitoring during three year in eight stations located in the less polluted area of the bay, leading to the determination of the possible seasonal distribution and FANs frequency. 117 Phytoplankton species were identifying, which belong to 5 divisions; 28% of these species are reported as potentially toxic and/ or noxious. This zone of the bay classifies as politrophic,...

  20. Incidence of neoplastic diseases in infants in Cienfuegos province from January 1988 to December 1998. Incidencia de las enfermedades neoplásicas de la infancia en Cienfuegos. Enero de 1988 a diciembre de 1998.

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    Mileny Acosta Fonseca

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: The study of neoplasias in children gathers of cancer that appear in children less than 15 years of age although some authors have stated that this age should be widened till youngsters less than 20 years. Although neoplasias in this age group only represent around 5 % of all neoplasms, there are important reasons that justify their investigation. Objective: To analyse the epidemiological characteristics of neoplasm in children in Cienfuegos province. Method: Descriptive- retrospective study with a universe that gathered all the patients less than 15 years of age who had a diagnosis of neoplasia in Cienfuegos province, Cuba in the period January1988 – December 1998 . The rate of incidence per 100 000 inhabitants aged less than 15 was obtained and the variables under study were identification data: age, sex, race, (classified as whites and no whites , municipality of origin and type of tumour. The difference in incidence at the beginning and at the end of the period under study were calculated too. Results: The Annual means in the province was 12.45 x 10 5 inhabitants. The most affected age group was from 1 to 4 years of age with a rate of incidence of 15,25 x 10 5 inhabitants, with a predominance of white females. Cruces was the most affected municipality with a rate of 22,26 x 10 5 inhabitants. The tendency of infantile cancer in the province has diminished and it is more significant in acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
    Fundamento: El estudio de las neoplasias en niños comprende los casos de cáncer que se presentan en el grupo de menores de 15 años, aunque algunos autores han señalado que la edad debería extenderse hasta los menores de 20 años. A pesar de que las neoplasias en estas edades solo representan entre 1 y 5 % del total de las neoplasias, existen razones importantes que justifican su investigación.

  1. Results of rhinoplasties of the nasal tip in Cienfuegos

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    Bernardo Félix Canto Vidal

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: the rhinoplasty of the nasal tip is one of the most difficult and challenging plastic surgeries the surgeon dedicated to the nasal deformities faces. Objective: exposing the results of the rhinoplasty accomplished to patients with nasal deformities. Methods: a descriptive study of results obtained in 145 patients who had a surgery to correct nasal deformities. They were attended at Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima University General Hospital of Cienfuegos, in a period of 10 years. Results: in 56 patients surgery was headed for embracing the nasal tip; in 45 patients to the rotation of the nasal tip; and in 44 patients to the projection of the nasal tip. The technique of the banner with graft of cartilage of the septum and the ear was used. Conclusion: in the analyzed period, the rhinoplasty accomplished in the province of Cienfuegos had satisfactory results, because the patient’s expectations were satisfied with a reduction of the costs of risks for them due to the use of local anesthesia.

  2. Biogas technology in Cienfuegos: energy, environmental, economic and social impacts

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    Promote the use of biogas is endorsed in the Guidelines 131 and 247 of the Economic and Social Policy of the Party and the Revolution element. The aim was to promote the construction and good practices in the use, operation and maintenance of biogas digesters in the province of Cienfuegos. The study of the design features of each type of digester, according to criteria of constructability, amount of manure, energy demand and geometry was performed. Un-practical theory for the design and construction of various types of biogas digesters compendium was prepared. Calculations for the conceptual and basic design fixed dome biogas digesters Circular Square and engineering were performed. The detailed engineering projects of different capacities biodigesters were developed. The results showed a progression of exponential growth in the number biodigesters for the past 4 years. This growth was accompanied by strong job training, technical advice and disclosure. Energy, environmental, economic and social impacts of the use of biogas in Cienfuegos were significant. At year end 2013, 80 biogas digesters in operation produced 429.1 m3 / day of biogas, which allowed replacing 78.3 t / year of fossil fuel equivalent disburse stop 43563.55 USD / year, stop pouring 3488.8 t / year of residual polluting the environment and stop emitting into the atmosphere 46.5 t / year of methane, equivalent to 1069.5 of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent dioxide. (full text)

  3. Behavior of Overcoming graduate degree in nursing Cienfuegos

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    Vladimir Barco Díaz

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: Graduate overcoming represents the continuous process to achieve the updated development of professionals. Objective: To determine the behavior of overcoming graduate degree in nursing from Cienfuegos. Methods: A retrospective descriptive study of 72 nursing graduates working in Primary Health Care, selected by random combination, first each of the areas of health was considered a stratum and then the professionals were selected by simple random method. We included the years from 2000 to 2008. A survey that collected the variables: years of graduate, postgraduate courses received, amount of research, publication of research and scientific events that have participated over the eight years studied. Results: More than a third made no postgraduate course or other form of improvement over the eight years studied. Almost half did not conduct scientific research and those who did not perform more than three investigations. Half did not participate in any scientific event. Conclusions: Overcoming graduate nursing graduates working in Primary Health Care in Cienfuegos municipality is insufficient.

  4. Cuba confronts climate change.

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    Alonso, Gisela; Clark, Ismael

    2015-04-01

    Among environmental problems, climate change presents the greatest challenges to developing countries, especially island nations. Changes in climate and the resulting effects on human health call for examination of the interactions between environmental and social factors. Important in Cuba's case are soil conditions, food availability, disease burden, ecological changes, extreme weather events, water quality and rising sea levels, all in conjunction with a range of social, cultural, economic and demographic conditions.

  5. Cuba on our minds

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    Charles Rutheiser

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available [First paragraph] Conversatons with Cuba. C. PETER RIPLEY. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1999. xxvi + 243 pp. (Cloth US$ 24.95 Real Life in Castro's Cuba. CATHERINE MOSES. Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 2000. xi + 184 pp. (Paper US$ 18.95 The Cuban Way: Capitalism, Communism, and Confrontation. ANA JULIA JATAR-HAUSMANN. West Hartford CT: Kumarian Press, 1999. xvii + 161 pp. (Paper US$21.95 Castro and the Cuban Revolution. THOMAS M. LEONARD. Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 1999. xxv + 188 pp. (Cloth US$ 45.00 Cuba has attracted a great deal of attention from both scholarly and popular authors since 1959. The literature that they have produced has generated much heat, but has shed a considerably smaller amount of light. Most accounts have been situated at the polar extremes of ideology, either condemning or celebrating the island's revolutionary experiment and its maximum leader (for the former is often virtually totally collapsed into the personage of Fidel Castro with the same degrees of vociferous, simplistic certitude. However, neither the fulminating diatribes of the anti-Castro Right nor the fulsome paeans of the Euro-American Left have done much justice to making sense of the complex, confounding, and contradictory realities of Cuban society before, during, and after the Revolution. Indeed, contemporary developments have only magnified the distortions rendered by the astigmatic lenses of cold war intellectualism.

  6. Patients deceased in Cienfuegos city. Kind of patients, causes and place where they died.

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    María Gloria Fabregat Rodríguez

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available Fundament: The analysis of mortality constitutes an important element for any study about the health situation of any population and for its epidemiological vigilance. Objective: to describe the behaviour of the first seven causes of death in the municipalities from Cienfuegos province according to age group and sex. Method: descriptive study about the behaviour of the first seven causes of death in Cienfuegos province from 1990-2002 according to age group and sex. The variables under study were total of deaths per age group and per municipality in each cause of death calculating the specific rates per inhabitant. Results: The causes of death analized in this paper represent the 77,52 % of the general mortality of the province. For all the studied causes the age group 65 years and more has the hihest mortality rates but particularizing for heart diseases the highest rate belongs to males from Cienfuegos municipality; for malignant tumors to Cumanayagua and Cienfuegos, for Cerebro Vascular Accidents the highest rates are for females from Cienfuegos municipality, influenza and pneumonia has the highest incidence in males from Aguada and suicide attempt in males from Aguada, Cruces and Cienfuegos respectively.

  7. Corporate Visual Identity of the University of Medical Sciences of Cienfuegos. Identidad visual corporativa de la Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Cienfuegos.

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    Gehnny Riverón Álvarez

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Law No. 218/2009, issued by the Ministry of Economy and Planning on May 15th, 2009 states the transformation of the "Medicine School of Cienfuegos: Dr. Raúl Dorticós Torrado", into the "University of Medical Sciences of Cienfuegos", maintaining the same name. Therefore, the need for a new Corporate Visual Identity that allows our institution a new projection towards society has emerged and a corporate branding strategy has been designed for its identification. The present article describes the creative process, its foundations and symbols taken into account as it is described and regulated in the manual. This manual has been adopted by the Direction Board of University of Medical Sciences of Cienfuegos in the meeting from May 26th, 2011.En la Resolución No 218/2009, emitida por el Ministerio de Economía y Planificación el 15 de mayo del 2009 queda la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas de Cienfuegos - Dr. Raúl Dorticós Torrado- denominada Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Cienfuegos. Surge entonces la necesidad de una nueva identidad visual corporativa que le permita proyectarse como una nueva entidad ante la sociedad. Por ello, se procede a la creación de una marca corporativa para la identificación de esta entidad. En este artículo se expone el proceso creativo, los fundamentos, simbolismos tomados en consideración, descritos y regulados en un manual. Este quedó aprobado por el Consejo Dirección de la Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Cienfuegos, en su reunión de 26 de mayo del 2011.

  8. Prevalencia, decomisos de hígado y pérdidas económicas por Fasciola hepatica en mataderos bovinos de tres provincias de la región central de Cuba .Prevalence, liver confiscation and economic losses by Fasciola hepatica in bovine slaughterhouses of three provinces of the central region of Cuba.

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    Hernández Barreto, Miguel A

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available ResumenSe realizó un estudio retrospectivo basado en los registros existentes sobre los hallazgos de fasciolosis en los mataderos bovinos de tres provincias de la región central de Cuba (Cienfuegos, Villa Clara y Sancti Spíritus durante 5 años (2000-2004. Se sacrificaron 273 460 animales, de los cuales el 35,5% estaba parasitado por F. hepatica. Se decomisaron 49 173 hígados (18,0% delos animales sacrificados, siendo la provincia de Sancti Spíritus la de peores resultados. Las afectaciones por año fueron variables sobre todo en Cienfuegos y Villa Clara. Las pérdidas económicas fueron cuantiosas, calculándose, sólo por concepto de hígados decomisados en $ 436 656 (USD durante el período estudiado.SummaryA retrospective study was carried out based on the existent registrations of fasciolosis discoveries in the bovine slaughterhouses of three provinces of the central region of Cuba (Cienfuegos, Villa Clara and Sancti Spíritus during 5 years (2000-2004. 273 460 animals were sacrificed and the 35.5% of themwas infested with F. hepatica. 49 173 livers were confiscated (18.0% of the sacrificed animals, being the province of Sancti Spíritus the one with worse results. The affectations per year were variable mainly in Cienfuegos and Villa Clara. The economic losses were considerable, being calculated, only by concept of confiscated livers in $ 436 656 (USD during the studied period.

  9. Inusual arribazón de Sargassum fluitans (Børgesen) Børgesen en la costa centro-sur de Cuba

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    A. Moreira; Alfonso, A.

    2013-01-01

    Sargassum fluitans y Sargassum natans son macroalgas pardas holopelágicas que se pueden agregar para formar extensas masas flotantes en la superficie del Atlántico Norte (Mar de los Sargazos). El presente trabajo describe la ocurrencia de una excesiva arribazón de Sargassum fluitans en la costa este de la provincia de Cienfuegos, región centro-sur de Cuba, en mayo de 2012. El mayor impacto de la arribazón por efecto mecánico sobre la costa fue reportado en el sector turístico. Se ...

  10. Comportamiento del diagnóstico precoz del cáncer de mama y cérvicouterino en el municipio Cienfuegos Performance of Early Diagnosis of Breast and Cervical Cancer in the Municipality of Cienfuegos

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    Julio Padrón González

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: el cáncer de mama y cérvicouterino están entre las más frecuentes causas de muerte en la población femenina. Su diagnóstico está entre los programas priorizados del Sistema de Salud Pública. Objetivo: describir el comportamiento del Programa del Cáncer de Mama y de Cuello Uterino en el municipio de Cienfuegos. Métodos: estudio descriptivo y transversal que se realiza en el marco del proyecto CARMEN y comprende el periodo 2010-2011. Se tomó una muestra aleatoria, estratificada al azar. Se analizaron variables como: edad, estado civil, color de la piel, visita de profesionales de la salud, dominio sobre el autoexamen de mama, examen clínico de las mamas, mamografía, prueba citológica y tiempo transcurrido desde el último chequeo de cada una de las pruebas. Se utilizó el cuestionario del estudio CARMEN. Para el análisis de los resultados se utilizó el paquete estadístico SPSS versión 15,00. El nivel de significación estadístico que se utilizó fue del 95 %. Resultados: un total de 428 mujeres (41,1 % llevaban más de un año sin ser chequeadas y de ellas 49 (4,6 % llevaba más de cinco años. El 71,2 % de la muestra estudiada nunca se ha realizado una mamografía, del 28,6 % que se las ha realizado. El 91,0 % de las mujeres en las edades comprendidas en el Programa alguna vez se ha hecho la prueba citológica. Conclusiones: no se alcanzan los propósitos establecidos por el Programa Integral para el Control del Cáncer en Cuba. Quedan demostradas las áreas de insuficiencias del Programa de Control del Cáncer de Mama y de Cuello Uterino.Background: breast and cervical cancer are among the most frequent causes of death in women. Therefore, the early detection of these diseases is one of the prioritized programs of the Public Health System. Objective: to describe the performance of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program in the municipality of Cienfuegos. Methods: a cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted

  11. Major congenital defects. Relevant risk factors. Cienfuegos. 2000-2005.

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    Vivian Vázquez Martínez

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Major congenital defects have an impact on perinatal mortality and morbidity with economic and social consequences. Objective: To determine the relevant risk factors linked to the occurrence of congenital defects in Cienfuegos between 2000 and 2005. Methods: A case-control study was carried out. Women with fetus or newborns with major congenital defects formed the case group (255 while the control group consisted of a similar number of healthy children selected each year by a randomized simple sample. The variables gathered by the Cuban Congenital Defects Records were studied. Chi-Square method was used with 95% of accuracy and a reliance rate of 95%; logistic regression was used with the Wald test. Results: There was a predominance of Central Nervous System defects (28, 6%. The most relevant risk factors were a history of congenital defects, smoking habits, and acute infection during the first three months, as well as belong to the third birth on. Conclusion: The most clinical relevant risks factors were the congenital defect history and the acute infection during the firs three months.

  12. Risk Factors Related to Low Birth Weight in Cienfuegos Municipality

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    Juan Rafael Zerquera Rodriguez

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: the low birth weight still constitutes a complex a complex health problem. It is determined by some factors and it is the most important predictive index of infantile mortality. Objective: identifying the risk factors related to low birth weight. Methods: a descriptive study was conducted. There were analyzed the 77 birth of children with inferior weigh to 2500g, occurred in 2010 at the municipality of Cienfuegos, puerperas were included, mothers of those children. The pregnancy's follow-up cards, patient’s clinical records and municipal and provincial statistics were checked. In addition to the socio-demographic characteristics, the nutritional state, numbers of pregnancies, heavy profit during pregnancy, age, toxic habits and diseases correlated to pregnancy were analyzed. Results: the index of low birth weigh oscillated between 3.6 and 6.7 per month. The 52% of low birth weight newborn’s mothers had school university level. The 74 % of mothers work. The 70.1 % were smokers and the 57, 1 % developed a gravidum hypertensive disease. Conclusions: the most associated factors to low birth weight were, the mother’s habit to smoke, as well as the diseases that affected them during pregnancy, fundamentally the hypertensive disease and the vaginal sepsis.

  13. COSTING OF QUALITY IN BUSINESS BASE UNIT SEVERAL PRODUCTIONS, CIENFUEGOS

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    Gómez Alfonso, Elizabeth

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The calculation of quality costs as a component of the System of Quality Management, is a must for Cuban business managers, to provide a technique identified as an advanced instrument of management, which will lead to improved competitiveness and serve as an informative source. Identify and calculate the costs of quality, as well as propose measured plans, to promote a decrease in operating expenses, which can be used as a tool to improve processes. The Business Unit of Several Base Productions of Cienfuegos presents the fault to give way to Business Improvement and certification of its Quality Management System, according to the norm ISO 9001:2008 and the decree law 281, so that the objective research was to estimate the costs of quality processes in the company. To achieve this level were used empirical methods and techniques such as direct observation, document review and work in groups, which allowed to calculate the costs of quality in all processes. The results obtained are applicable to companies that operate in the Cuban economy and according to the Cuban economic model implemented from the year 2011.

  14. Characterization of facial burns from maxillofacial surgery. Cienfuegos 2005 - 2007

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    Eduardo Duarte Marrero

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: A descriptive study and retrospective study with 87 patients for facial burns, were treated at the Burn Service of the Hospital General Universitario "Dr. Gustavo Lima Aldereguía "Cienfuegos between January 2005 and September 2007. Objective: To characterize the care of patients with facial burns to help develop knowledge, attitudes and skills medical - surgery in the maxillofacial surgeon. Method: the source of information used were the records of patient care in the emergency department Burned Service and these data were selected that identified the patients as well as other related directly with facial burns. For each patient, more severe burning classified according to their size and depth. Results: In this study facial burns were more frequent in females aged 16 to 34 years, the most common cause of these lesions was in contact with boiling liquids as the predominant type skin burns, with extensions between 2 and 4% of the face area. In 44 patients affected centers facial structures, so predominant involvement of the ears. The priest most used in the facial region was the stop with silver sulfadiazine. Approximately 50% of patients were affected in the organs of sense, particularly in the ears. Conclusion: The traumatic facial burns are more severe conditions than any other location for the possible commitment to the airways.

  15. Bibliometric Characterization of Scientific Production in the General University Hospital ’’Dr. Aldereguía Gustavo Lima’’. Cienfuegos: January 2004 to September 2009 Caracterización bibliométrica de la producción científica del Hospital General Universitario Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima. Cienfuegos: enero 2004-septiembre 2009

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    Alexis Sebastián García Somodevilla

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: la Bibliometría permitió que la visualización de las publicaciones de los profesionales del Hospital General Universitario ¨Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima¨. Cienfuegos, en una base de datos, tenga una interpretación que la relaciona con un mapa del conocimiento. Objetivo: caracterizar cómo se comportó la producción científica del Hospital General Universitario de Cienfuegos, contenida en la base de datos que actualiza su Centro de Información. Método: estudio bibliométrico, descriptivo, realizado en la base de datos que contiene las publicaciones hechas por sus profesionales, tanto en Cuba como en el extranjero, y que abarcó el período comprendido entre enero de 2004 y septiembre de 2009. Las variables que se estudiaron fueron: número de artículos por autores, número de artículos por especialidades, idioma de los artículos, tipología, producción por año, y lugar de publicación. Resultados: el mayor número de publicaciones se realizó en la revista electrónica Medisur, de manera predominante en idioma español, aunque existe una cantidad apreciable de publicaciones en inglés, hechas en la revista British Medical Journal. Las especialidades más prolíficas fueron: Medicina Interna, Medicina Intensiva, y Cardiología. La tipología de los trabajos se caracterizó por un mayor número de trabajos originales. Conclusiones: a los médicos perteneció el mayor número de publicaciones, liderado por el grupo de autores aspirantes (2 a 4 trabajos. La revista electrónica Medisur fue el lugar donde más se publicó. Los autores clasificados como grandes productores (17,2 autor/artículo como promedio conceden una gran importancia al idioma inglés.Background: bibliometrics allowed that the visualization in a database of publications by professionals in the General University Hospital ‘’Dr. Gustavo Alderegu

  16. Cuba's kidney transplantation program.

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    Mármol, Alexander; Pérez, Alexis; Pérez de Prado, Juan C; Fernández-Vega, Silvia; Gutiérrez, Francisco; Arce, Sergio

    2010-10-01

    The first kidney transplant in Cuba was performed on 24 February 1970, using a cadaveric donor. In 1979, living donor kidney transplantation began between first-degree relatives. A total of 2775 patients are enrolled in renal replacement therapy in 47 hospitals across the country, 1440 of whom are awaiting kidney transplantation. Organs for the kidney program are procured in 63 accredited hospitals equipped for multidisciplinary management of brain death. Accordingly, over 90% of transplanted kidneys are from cadaveric donors. Identification of potential recipients is carried out through a national, computerized program that affords all patients the same opportunity regardless of distance from a transplant center, and selection of the most suitable candidate is based primarily on HLA compatibility. KEYWORDS Chronic renal failure, kidney transplantation.

  17. Contratados peninsulares para Cuba

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    Ante las presiones británicas, la metrópoli española y los ideólogos de los hacendados cubanos tuvieron que dar, desde la tercera década del siglo XIX, una respuesta a la previsible escasez de mano de obra esclava. El artículo estudia los sistemas de contrata implantados en la isla para abastecer de mano de obra blanca y barata a Cuba, deteniéndose particularmente la autora en el estudio de las condiciones de semiesclavitud que se escondían en las mencionadas contratas y en el perfil de los inmigrantes (profesiones, sexo, edad, procedencia....

  18. Specific and Optional Curriculum: An Experience in the Undergraduate Program of Chemical Engineering in Cienfuegos University, Cuba

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    Martínez, Yolanda García; Velázquez, Claudia Alvarado; Castillo, Rolando Delgado

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    This paper pursues to define the pillars for designing the specific (SC) and optional curricula (OC) of Unit Operations and Processes (UOP) Discipline in the Chemical Engineering Program. To achieve this objective a methodology was developed, which was characterized by the participation of every member in the educational process: professors,…

  19. Perinatal characterization of multiple pregnancy in Cienfuegos city from 2001 to 2002 Caracterización perinatal del embarazo gemelar en Cienfuegos (2001-2002).

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    Alexis Díaz Brito; Gabriel Jiménez González; Alberto Jorge Fernández; Mariam Zam; Cristóbal Torres González

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    Background: Multiple pregnancy is the gestation of more than one fetus in the uterine cavity, in this case two of them. This kind of pregnancy is considered a high obstetric risk due to its high rate in perinatal morbimortality. Objectives: to assess the morbimortality rate behavior in multiple pregnancy of two fetuses in Cienfuegos city. Methods: A descriptive retrospective stu...

  20. Turkey vulture surveys in Cuba

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    Wotzkow, C.; Wiley, J.W.

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    Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura), were surveyed monthly in Cuba from March 1982-January 1983. A total of 25371 vultures were tallied in 7186 km (3.5 vultures/transect km) of roadside counting along main highways leading from the city of La Habana (northwestern Cuba) to the city of Las Tunas (southeast). Numbers of vultures counted declined substantially beyond 200 m from the transect road. Density of vultures observed within 200 m of the road along the transect route was 0.06/ha. Highest counts were obtained in March, April and June. Turkey Vulture flying activity was greatest during the periods 0900-1200 H and 1400-1700 H.

  1. Implementation assessment of the national program for the prevention and control of cerebro-vascular diseases in Cienfuegos. Period 2000-2004. Evaluación de la implementación del programa nacional para la prevención y control de las enfermedades cerebrovasculares en la Provincia Cienfuegos. Quinquenio 2000-2004.

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    Roxilena Manso Martín.

    Full Text Available Fundament: The cerebrovascular deseases are the third cause of death and the leading cause of disability in Cuba. Due to the seriousness of this situation it was created the National Program for the Prevention and Control of Cerebrovascular Deseases. Objective: to evaluate the main achievements in the execution of this program, specifically in the province of Cienfuegos. Methods: the prospective and descriptive study of a series of cases that engulfed all the patients with cerebrovascular deseases in the period of January the 1st,2000, to December 31st,2004 (n=3477. Data were obtained from the monthly and annually reports of the provincial comission; for the analysis of the deceased we counted on the reports of the Provincial Government of Health and of the State Commettee of Statistics. Results: we found a morbility rate of 192,26 per 100 000 inhabitants. The mortality rates decreased in 11,26 (from 82,51 to 71,25 per 100 000 inhabitants. The global lethality decreased in 13,74 (from 26,61 to 12,87 per 100 000 inhabitants: in infarcts, from 24,27 to 6,64; and in subarachnoid hemorrhage, from 39,21 to 24. An increment of favorable evolution in patients with brain attack and subarachnoid hemorrhage was notified, it did not happened with intracerebral hemorrhage. The evident outstanding results in the diminishing of progressive mortality and lethality during this five years support the correct decision of creating such a Program.

    Fundamento: Las enfermedades cerebrovasculares constituyen la tercera causa de muerte y primera de discapacidad en Cuba. Dada la envergadura de este problema en nuestro país se implementó el Programa Nacional de Prevención y Control de las mismas. Objetivo: Evaluar los principales resultados de la ejecución del

  2. 48 Human Rights in and around Cuba

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    Gustafsson, Jan

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    The article takes point of department in the current reform process in Cuba and its perspectives regarding human rights. To understand the background of the fundamental human rights' problems in Cuba, an analysis of the 'constituting dichotomy' is included and discussed in relation to its...... representation in the film, 'Strawberry and Chocolate'. The further perspectives for human rights in Cuba in relation to other Developments in Latin America constitutes the last part....

  3. Impact of the Revolution´s Programs in Cienfuegos Dental Services

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    Beatriz García Alpízar

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Revolution´s Programs in Stomatology are part of a strategy to improve oral health of the population and the quality of the dental services. Objective: To asses the impact of Revolution´s Programs in the primary dental services in Cienfuegos. Methods: Retrospective, longitudinal study evaluating the tendencies of dental services markers of municipalities of Cienfuegos before and after the intervention between 2000 and 2007. Results: The effectiveness in Stomatology services improved in more than 100% in 2007 compared with 2005; the good use of prosthesis increased in 100%; the assistance covering and resolution index for persons over 60 years and bellow 19 increased lineally, reaching values similar to those of the first years of the studied period. Conclusions: The impact of the Revolution’s Programs was positive since the performance of the studied markers was superior after the intervention.

  4. Using the EBSCO Database in the Area III Polyclinic of Cienfuegos in 2009

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    Beatriz María Fúster Cabrera; Regla Pérez Águila; María Elinor Dulzaides Iglesias

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    Background: EBSCO is the full text database that provides relevant information related to biomedical sciences. It contains excellent collections, very helpful for professional practice and research. Objective: To revise how professionals and students of the ¨Cecilio Ruíz de Zárate ¨ Polyclinic, in Cienfuegos, use the EBSCO database and to develop informative skills in order to access all these information from the library. Method: An exploratory descriptive research was conducted in order to ...

  5. Cuba: Multidimensional numerical integration library

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    Hahn, Thomas

    2016-08-01

    The Cuba library offers four independent routines for multidimensional numerical integration: Vegas, Suave, Divonne, and Cuhre. The four algorithms work by very different methods, and can integrate vector integrands and have very similar Fortran, C/C++, and Mathematica interfaces. Their invocation is very similar, making it easy to cross-check by substituting one method by another. For further safeguarding, the output is supplemented by a chi-square probability which quantifies the reliability of the error estimate.

  6. Playing Business "Ball" with Cuba

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    Yang Wei; Gong Liming

    2007-01-01

    @@ If you were lucky enough to have seen the World Volleyball Tournament,you must have seen the Cuban Women's volleyball team take on China in the championship game,a game of which Cuba has become the world champion for 10 times.The great determination and strong tenacity of these young Cuban girls' has been an encouragement to everyone that watches them play.

  7. Mortality from Malignant Tumors in Cienfuegos Province from 2004 to 2013

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    Noemí Domitila Bergantiño Collazo

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    Full Text Available Background: cancer is currently one of the leading causes of death worldwide; an estimated 84 million people will die from this disease before 2015. Objective: to characterize mortality from malignant tumors in the province of Cienfuegos. Methods: a retrospective descriptive study of mortality from malignant tumors in the province of Cienfuegos from 2004 to 2013 was conducted. The variables analyzed were: age, sex, location of tumors, mortality rates and years of potential life lost. Results: twenty four point eight percent of the deaths during the period studied was from malignancies; the higher number of deaths was observed in males and patients aged 70 years and over; the most common tumor location for both sexes was the trachea, bronchial tubes and lungs, prostate in males and breasts in females; 68.8 % of the deaths occurred at home; 83.7 % of the patients did not undergo necropsy; the highest rate of years of potential life lost occurred in 2007 (8.3 years of life per 1000 inhabitants followed by the year 2005 (rate of 8.2; the highest crude death rate occurred in 2013, followed by 2012, the lowest rate was in 2004. Rates showed an upward trend; Cumanayagua municipality had the higher mortality from malignancies in the province. Conclusions: the mortality rate from malignant tumors increases in the province of Cienfuegos.

  8. Periodontal Disease Behavior in Children and Adolescents with Diabetes in Cienfuegos in 2008

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    Arasay Calzada Bandomo

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: chronic inflammatory periodontal diseases are a set of entities of multifactorial etiology. Diabetes mellitus is one of the conditions with a great impact on the periodontium and its interaction with microorganisms. Objective: to characterize the behaviour of periodontal disease in children and adolescents with diabetes in Cienfuegos in 2008. Method: an epidemiological, descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted. The sample included diabetic children and adolescents under 19 years old who attended the endocrinology clinic of the Pediatric Teaching Hospital ‘’Paquito González Cueto" in the province of Cienfuegos, from January to November 2008. The Russell’s Periodontal Index and the Simplified Oral Hygiene Index were applied. The following clinical variables were considered: metabolic control, duration of diabetes mellitus and nutritional assessment. A data-collecting form was used for data analysis. For the statistical processing SPSS (15.0 and Chi square statistical tests were used. Results: a highly significant dependence between oral hygiene and the prevalence and severity of periodontal disease was found as well as a strong association between the lack of metabolic decontrol and periodontal disease. Conclusion: there is a high prevalence of periodontal diseases in children and adolescents with diabetes in the province of Cienfuegos.

  9. Identidad visual corporativa de la Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Cienfuegos.

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    Gehnny Riverón Álvarez

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available En la Resolución No 218/2009, emitida por el Ministerio de Economía y Planificación el 15 de mayo del 2009 queda la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas de Cienfuegos - Dr. Raúl Dorticós Torrado- denominada Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Cienfuegos. Surge entonces la necesidad de una nueva identidad visual corporativa que le permita proyectarse como una nueva entidad ante la sociedad. Por ello, se procede a la creación de una marca corporativa para la identificación de esta entidad. En este artículo se expone el proceso creativo, los fundamentos, simbolismos tomados en consideración, descritos y regulados en un manual. Este quedó aprobado por el Consejo Dirección de la Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Cienfuegos, en su reunión de 26 de mayo del 2011.

  10. Cardiac Pacing in Cienfuegos from 2005 to 2009 Comportamiento de la estimulación cardiaca en Cienfuegos durante el quinquenio 2005 – 2009

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    Yanier Coll Muñoz

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: permanent artificial pacemaker implantation improves cardiac function and life quality of patients requiring cardiac pacing. Objective: to describe the characteristics of patients undergoing permanent artificial pacemaker implantation and their results, in the period from January 2005 to December 2009 in the General University Hospital “Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima". Methods: a descriptive study was conducted. The sample consisted of 300 patients who were implanted with permanent artificial pacemakers in the Cardiology Service of the General University Hospital “Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima" in Cienfuegos, from 2005 to 2009. General data were collected from patients such as diagnosis, pacing mode used, surgical approach and complications. Results: the predominant age group was that of elderlies over 75 years old, and mostly males were predominant. The main action taken was that of a first implant using the cephalic vein dissection. The most common causes of implant were blocks the atrioventricular conduction and sinus node disease. The type of stimulation used was the VV-VVIR. Major complications included displacement of the electrode, hematomas and the pacemaker syndrome. Conclusion: the number of patients requiring cardiac electrical stimulation continues to increase in Cienfuegos. Elderly patients and the type of single-chamber pacing are predominant. Good results have been obtained with few complications.Introducción: la implantación de un marcapaso permanente mejora la función cardiaca y la calidad de vida de los pacientes con necesidad de estimulación eléctrica cardiaca. Objetivo: describir las características de los pacientes sometidos a implante de marcapasos permanentes y sus resultados, en el quinquenio de enero de 2005 a diciembre de 2009 en el Hospital General Universitario ¨Dr. Gustavo

  11. Patients deceased in Cienfuegos city. Kind of patients, causes and place where they died. ¿Quiénes, de qué y dónde fallecen en Cienfuegos?

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    María Gloria Fabregat Rodríguez

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    Fundament: The analysis of mortality constitutes an important element for any study about the health situation of any population and for its epidemiological vigilance. Objective: to describe the behaviour of the first seven causes of death in the municipalities from Cienfuegos province according to age group and sex. Method: descriptive study about the behaviour of the first seven causes of death in Cienfuegos province from 1990-2002 according to age group and sex. The variables under study were total of deaths per age group and per municipality in each cause of death calculating the specific rates per inhabitant. Results: The causes of death analized in this paper represent the 77,52 % of the general mortality of the province. For all the studied causes the age group 65 years and more has the hihest mortality rates but particularizing for heart diseases the highest rate belongs to males from Cienfuegos municipality; for malignant tumors to Cumanayagua and Cienfuegos, for Cerebro Vascular Accidents the highest rates are for females from Cienfuegos municipality, influenza and pneumonia has the highest incidence in males from Aguada and suicide attempt in males from Aguada, Cruces and Cienfuegos respectively.

    Fundamento: El análisis de la mortalidad constituye un elemento importante para los estudios sobre la situación de salud de cualquier grupo poblacional y para su vigilancia epidemiológica. Objetivo: Describir el comportamiento de las siete primeras causas de muerte en los municipios de la provincia de Cienfuegos por grupos de edad seleccionados y sexo. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo sobre el comportamiento de la mortalidad de las siete primeras causas en los municipios de la provincia de Cienfuegos en el período de 1990 al 2002 por grupos de edad seleccionados y sexo. Se trabaj

  12. Perinatal characterization of multiple pregnancy in Cienfuegos city from 2001 to 2002 Caracterización perinatal del embarazo gemelar en Cienfuegos (2001-2002.

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    Alexis Díaz Brito

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: Multiple pregnancy is the gestation of more than one fetus in the uterine cavity, in this case two of them. This kind of pregnancy is considered a high obstetric risk due to its high rate in perinatal morbimortality. Objectives: to assess the morbimortality rate behavior in multiple pregnancy of two fetuses in Cienfuegos city. Methods: A descriptive retrospective study about multiple pregnancy of two fetuses was carried out in the University Hospital ¨Dr: Gustavo Aldereguía Lima¨; in Cienfuegos city from 2001 to 2002. This kind of pregnancy with more than 28 weeks of gestation as well as the deliveries taken place in the above mentioned hospital constituted the sample of this investigation. The influence of this kind of pregnancy in the main perinatal morbimortality indicators was analyzed. Results: out of the total of 9 556 birth, 95 of them were of twins for a 0, 9 per cent of incidence. The increment of the maternal weight was over 12 kg. and was associated with the higher weight of the newborn baby. 61 % of the mothers presented obstetric diseases. The most frequent were preterm labor, hypertension, and premature rupture of the membrane. Cesarean delivery had the 51 % for both deliveries and its main causes were; malposition of one or both fetuses, soft parts dystocia and hypertension in the pregnancy process. The most frequent illnesses in the perinatal morbimortality were low weight at birth, fetal late antepartal death and the umbilical cord procidentia.

    Fundamento : El embarazo gemelar es la gestación simultánea de dos fetos en la cavidad uterina. En el ser humano, tanto el embarazo gemelar como el embarazo múltiple, son considerados embarazos de alto riesgo obstétrico debido a su alta tasa de morbimortalidad perinatal. Objetivo: Evaluar el comportamiento de la

  13. Cáncer de tiroides. Caracterización en la provincia de Cienfuegos (2006-2010 Thyroid Cancer. Characterization in the Province of Cienfuegos (2006-2010

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    Álvaro Enrique Galeano Tenorio

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    Fundamento: el cáncer de tiroides es el carcinoma endocrino más común, aunque solo represente un 1% del total de tipos cáncer. Su incidencia parece aumentar un 4% cada año, y en la actualidad es el octavo cáncer más frecuente en mujeres, apareciendo fundamentalmente en las edades comprendidas entre los 25 y 65 años.
    Objetivo: caracterizar el comportamiento del cáncer de tiroides en la provincia de Cienfuegos.
    Métodos: se realizó un estudio descriptivo, ambiespectivo, de corte longitudinal, con un total de 62 pacientes operados en el servicio de Cirugía General del hospital Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima, durante el quinquenio 2006-2010. Las variables estudiadas: tasas de incidencia anual, edad, sexo, localización y tipo histológico del tumor, y estado actual de los pacientes. Resultados: el mayor número de pacientes correspondió al sexo femenino, siendo el carcinoma papilar la variante histológica más diagnosticada (85,19 %. La incidencia mayor se registró en el año 2010. El grupo edades de 41 a 50 años fue el más representativo. El mayor número de cánceres (79,03 % se diagnosticaron en el estadio I.
    Conclusiones: la propia incidencia elevada del cáncer de tiroides en la provincia de Cienfuegos, en los últimos cinco años, ha hecho que la vigilancia sobre esta afección se haya incrementado, lo cual se evidencia por el diagnóstico en etapas tempranas, resultado de este estudio.

    Background: Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine carcinoma, even when it represents only 1% of all cancers. Its incidence appears to increase in a 4% each year, and today is the eighth most common cancer among women, appearing mainly in the ages between 25 and 65 years old. Objective: To characterize the behaviour of thyroid cancer in the province of Cienfuegos. Methods: A

  14. Neonatal surgery. Pediatric Hospital. Cienfuegos 2000-2003. Cirugía neonatal. Hospital Pediátrico. Cienfuegos 2000 – 2003.

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    Full Text Available Fundament: In surgery the major percentage of deaths is related to the newborns who have to be operated, and among them, congenital malformations are one of the first causes of deaths all over the world. Objective: To describe neonatal surgery in the Paediatric Hospital from Cienfuegos province. Methods: Retrospective descriptive study to the 22 newborns aged less than 28 days who were surgically intervened from January 2000 to December 2003 at the ¨Paquito Gonzalez Cueto¨ Paediatric Hospital from Cienfuegos province. The variables under study were: age, sex, nutritional state, disorders, stay at the intensive care unit period of mechanical ventilation, postoperatory complications and follow up. Results: The Surgery was done to neonates older than 72 hours of being born, mainly males, with a weight more than 2500g. Intestinal atrasias were the most common congenital malformations and with longer hospital stay at the ICU . mechanical ventilation was prolonged during the postoperatory between 48 and 72 hours. The most frequent postoperatory complications were the syndrome of multiple organic dysfunction and evisceration . The final evolution was favourable in almost all the operated newborns.

    Fundamento: En la cirugía infantil el mayor porcentaje de fallecidos corresponde a los recién nacidos que han tenido que ser operados, y son las malformaciones congénitas una de las primeras causas de mortalidad infantil en el mundo. Objetivo: Describir la cirugía neonatal en el Hospital Pediátrico de Cienfuegos. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo retrospectivo realizado a los 22 pacientes menores de 28 días que fueron intervenidos quirúrgicamente desde enero del 2000 hasta diciembre del 2003 en el Hospital Pediátrico Provincial ¨Paquito González Cueto¨ de Cienfuegos, que incluyó las siguientes

  15. Hidden markers, open secrets: on naming, race-marking, and race-making in Cuba

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    Michael Zeuske

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    Full Text Available Focuses on how in Cuba race-marking was interrelated with surname-giving, also after the abolition of slavery. Through researching life histories on the local level in the Cienfuegos region, the author examines names of former slaves, finding that these were after abolition in notarial records often marked with the adjectives s.o.a., or "sin otro apellido" (without other surname, taking into account the Iberian double surname tradition. This, according to him, points to a stigmatization of these black citizens and related to their former status as possession, and is thus a racial marker, only more hidden than the open racial assignations during slavery. He relates these postemancipation surnames of former slaves to the dotation of surnames during slavery, whereby most surnames of slaves were those of the last owner of the slaves. He also discusses differences in name-giving between the notarial records and everyday life. He further indicates that a new racism developed in the Cuban society of the late 19th c. and early 20th c., which was voiced more openly in the realm of culture, and regarding events as incarceration and death, and more hidden within the civil and judicial spheres, where the fiction of a race-blind republic was maintained.

  16. Antifungal activity of extracts from three species of lichens in Cuba.

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    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to evaluate the antifungal activity of the three lichens extracts. Extracts from Leptogium cyanescens, Physcia americana and Pyxine aff. cocoes were collected from the lichens thallus in 2009 in areas fromo the Cienfuegos Botanic Garden, Cuba. The fungicide activity was evaluated against phytopathogens fungi of potato: Rhizoctonia solani and Phytophthora nicotianae var parasitica. The study was conducted from 2009 to 2011. The compounds were extracted with acetone, concentrated by rotoevaporation, and evaluated at concentrations of 0,01 and 0,07% in potato dextrose agar (PDA culture medium; stock solution was made of 5% dimethilsufoxide. These extracts were classified by their toxicity as: toxic, slight and moderately toxic and harmless. The extracts from P. americana of 0,07% inhibited P. nicotianae 100%, and it showed values over 50% for R. solani. L. cyanescens only showed fungicide activity in both phytopathogens at the maximum concentration studied; similar results were obtained with the extract from P. aff. cocoes. The lichens extracts were classified as lightly toxic at the maximum concentration, and harmless at the minimum concentration.

  17. Through the looking glass on Cuba

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available [First paragraph] State Resistance to Globalisation in Cuba. Antonio Carmona Báez. Sterling VA: Pluto Press, 2004. vii + 264 pp. (Paper US$ 29.95 La Lucha for Cuba: Religion and Politics on the Streets of Miami. Miguel A. de la Torre. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. xi + 181 pp. (Paper US$ 21.95 By Heart/De Memoria: Cuban Women’s Journeys in and out of Exile. María de los Angeles Torres (ed.. Philadelphia PA: Temple University Press, 2003. vii + 192 pp. (Paper US$ 19.95 Looking at Cuba: Essays on Culture and Civil Society. Rafael Hernández. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2003. vii + 145 pp. (Cloth US$ 24.95 In the politically charged world of scholarship on Cuba, it is salutary to comment in one review essay on four quite different volumes, each complementing the others. Three are single-authored, two on island Cuba (by Antonio Carmona Báez and Rafael Hernández and one on Miami (by Miguel A. de la Torre. All three draw on theory and concepts and are male-authored and place-centric (Cuba/Miami. The fourth (by María de los Angeles Torres is an edited collection of the personal testimonies of women seeking a place in between the hardened politics of Cuba and Miami.

  18. Epidemia de virus de inmunodeficiencia humana/sida. Cienfuegos, 1986- 2011

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    Bárbara Vitalia León Sánchez

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: Ha sido importante el impacto que el VIH ha provocado en el mundo. La Atención Primaria de Salud es el marco principal para la atención y cuidado a personas seropositivas, la vigilancia epidemiológica y la planificación de estrategias de intervención. Objetivo: Describir la epidemia del virus de inmunodeficiencia adquirida /sida en el municipio Cienfuegos, desde 1986 hasta el 2011.Métodos: Estudio observacional, descriptivo, de corte transversal, que tuvo como objeto a los 233 pacientes seropositivos al VIH, en el periodo 1986 hasta 2011, en el municipio Cienfuegos. Se describieron variables como: edad, sexo, orientación sexual, vía de infección, incidencia quinquenal y enfermedades oportunistas menores y mayores. Resultados: Predominaron los pacientes diagnosticados en edades de 15 a 44. El sexo masculino representó el 79,8 %. La orientación sexual sobresaliente fue la homosexual (hombres que tienen sexo con hombres, con un 59,2 %. La vía de infección más frecuente fue la sexual. De 2006 a 2011 se diagnosticó la mayor cantidad de casos, con un 47,6 % del total. Las enfermedades oportunistas menores más frecuentes fueron la candidiasis orofaríngea y la leucoplasia vellosa oral, con 52,8 y 15,9 % respectivamente; y las mayores, el Síndrome de desgaste, la neumonía por Pneumocystis jiroveci, la candidiasis esofágica y la neurotoxoplasmosis.Conclusiones: La epidemia en el municipio Cienfuegos se comportó de manera similar al resto del país, con un ascenso en los últimos años.

  19. Digital suction and family functionality in children in Health Area II. Cienfuegos.

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    Ana María Nápoles Quintero; Omaida Borroto Abal; Nora Sexto Delgado; Anay Valladares González; Raúl López Fernández; Lourdes Martínez Casanova

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    Bakground: Digital suction is a pernicious habit that can produce not only alterations of dental-facial's structures, but also of child's social relationships and its self-esteem. Objective: To evaluate the existent relationship between finger suction habit in children and family functionality. Method: An analytic study of cases and controls was carried out, in girls and boys of 5th and 6th levels in 8 day-care centres belonging to Area II of Cienfuegos municipality during the course 2005-200...

  20. Follow up and behavior of pediatric home admission in San Lazaro´s popular council in Cienfuegos Province. Comportamiento y seguimiento de los ingresos domiciliarios pediátricos en el consejo popular San Lázaro.

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    Teresita Rodriguez Izaguirre.

    Full Text Available Fundaments: The development of Public Health in Cuba, especially in public health assistance has permitted the rescue of old modalities in regards to medical assistance, among of them home admissions, procedure that has its origin in our ancestors but now with the distinctive features of the ways of medical assistance, social system and economic resources among others. Objective: To assess the behaviour and follow up of paediatric home admissions in San Lázaro Popular Council. Method: Retrospective study of all the patients aged 0-14 years with home admissions in San Lázaro Popular Council who belong to the teaching policlinic ¨Octavio de la Concepción y de la Pedraja¨ from Cienfuegos Municipality, from January to December 2002. The variables under study were: age, sex, nutritional assessment , cause of admission, admission by the general comprehensive doctor, hospital discharge, follow up, complications and stay. Results: short age was a determinant factor in home admissions: 78,4 % of the admitted patients were eutrophic; respiratory infections and acute diarrheas were the main reasons for admissions
    Fundamentos: El desarrollo de la Salud Pública en Cuba, y en especial de la Atención Primaria de Salud, ha permitido el rescate de alguna modalidades antiguas de atención médica entre las que se encuentra el ingreso en el hogar, proceder este que tiene sus orígenes desde tiempos inmemoriales, pero con características distintivas dependientes de la forma de actuación médica, sistema social, recursos económicos, entre otros. Objetivo: Valorar el seguimiento y comportamiento del ingreso domiciliario pediátrico en el Consejo Popular San Lázaro de Cienfuegos. Métodos: Investigación retrospectiva de todos los pacientes de 0-14 años con ingresos en el hogar del Consejo Popular San L

  1. Sistema de salud de Cuba The health system of Cuba

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    Emma Domínguez-Alonso

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se describen las condiciones de salud de Cuba y el sistema cubano de salud, incluyendo su estructura y cobertura, sus fuentes de financiamiento, su gasto en salud, los recursos físicos, materiales y humanos de los que dispone, y las actividades de rectoría e investigación que desarrolla. También se discute la importancia de sus instituciones de investigación y se describe el papel de los usuarios de los servicios en la operación y evaluación del sistema, así como las actividades que en este sentido desarrollan la Federación de Mujeres Cubanas y los Comités de Defensa de la Revolución. La parte final de este trabajo se dedica a discutir las innovaciones más recientes dentro de las que destacan las redes de cardiología, la Misión Milagro y la Batalla de Ideas.This paper describes the health conditions in Cuba and the general characteristics of the Cuban health system, including its structure and coverage, its financial sources, its health expenditure, its physical, material and human resources, and its stewardship functions. It also discusses the increasing importance of its research institutions and the role played by its users in the operation and evaluation of the system. Salient among the social actors involved in the health sector are the Cuban Women Federation and the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution. The paper concludes with the discussion of the most recent innovations implemented in the Cuban health system, including the cardiology networks, the Miracle Mission (Misión Milagro and the Battle of Ideas (Batalla de Ideas.

  2. Efecto de la fertilización orgánica e inorgánica sobre el comportamiento del fitoplancton en la estación acuícola de Boca Ambuila (Cuba - (The effect of organic and inorganic fertilization on phytoplanktonic production in Boca Ambuila aquaculture station (Cuba.

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    Jaime-Ceballos, Barbarito

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de optimizar el empleo de fertilizantes en la preparación de los estanques de tierra de la Estación de Boca Ambuila, Cienfuegos, Cuba y garantizar un crecimiento adecuado de la productividad natural, se desarrolló un diseño experimental completamente aleatorizado, con 4 tratamientos y tres repeticiones, durante 6 días para evaluar el efecto de diferentes fertilizantes y dosis sobre el desarrollo del fitoplancton. Las mayores concentraciones de células de fitoplancton y los mejores valores de los índices poblacionales evaluados, se alcanzaron cuando se utilizaron Nutrilake (26 mg/L y Vacasa (10 mg/L. Es necesario realizar ensayos en otras épocas y evaluar otros fertilizantes en la Estación de Boca Ambuila.

  3. Cuba: A Short Critical Bibliographic Guide

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    Basosi, Duccio

    An island with a population of approximately eleven million citizens, Cuba has been the topic of a huge amount of books and articles by scholars, politicians, artists, tourists and—why not?—foreign undercover agents. A random search in a well-known on-line bookshop gives some 118,000 results for the island's name. In brief, to present a selection of basic works on Cuba is a very harsh task that necessarily leads to difficult choices.

  4. The Beginning of Semiconductor Research in Cuba

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    Veltfort, Theodore

    I was invited to Cuba in 1962 to initiate some efforts in semiconductor development. I had been a physicist and senior research engineer with various electronic companies of the "Silicon Valley" of California, south of San Francisco. I had heard of the efforts made by the new revolutionary government of Cuba to advance the level of science and technology, and I was anxious to see what I could do to help.

  5. Book review: The economic war against Cuba

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    Wingrove, Paul

    2013-01-01

    "The Economic War Against Cuba." Salim Lamrani. Monthly Review Press. April 2013. --- Salim Lamrani aims to explains some of the essential background to the U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba: their origins, their provisions, how they contravene international law, and how they affect the lives of Cubans. Although not detailed enough for an academic audience, this book does offer a short chronicle and discussion of some of the key events and consequences of more than fifty years of American ...

  6. Cuba y su Medio Ambiente Marino

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    Carrillo C., E.; Contreras, J

    1998-01-01

    Cuba y su archipìélago de islas y atolones representan el complejo de islas más grande del Caribe (110,860 km2). Los recursos marinos, que incluyen las tortugas de ese medio, son una fuente importante de alimento y comercio de exportación para la población casi estable de Cuba de 10.96 millones de habitantes (0.21%, tasa anual de incremento en 1994).

  7. Becoming a Chemist in Cuba

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    Taft, Hessy L.

    2003-08-01

    Education in Cuba is a national priority. Overall, the population is skilled and motivated to use all available resources; furthermore teachers are dedicated and focused on their mission. This paper reports on information obtained as a result of visits to several secondary schools and three premier institutions of higher learning: the University of Havana, the Higher Polytechnic Institute "Jose Antonio Echevaria", and an Institute for Pedagogy. University tuition is free for all Cubans: students can not work for a salary during the typical five-year program of post-secondary study and instead serve as interns in government, industry, or schools. Experience working abroad is encouraged upon graduation. An overview of Cuban university admissions criteria, some specific programs of study, and placement of students in career jobs upon graduation is presented.

  8. Using the EBSCO Database in the Area III Polyclinic of Cienfuegos in 2009

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    Beatriz María Fúster Cabrera

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: EBSCO is the full text database that provides relevant information related to biomedical sciences. It contains excellent collections, very helpful for professional practice and research. Objective: To revise how professionals and students of the ¨Cecilio Ruíz de Zárate ¨ Polyclinic, in Cienfuegos, use the EBSCO database and to develop informative skills in order to access all these information from the library. Method: An exploratory descriptive research was conducted in order to revise how professionals and students of the ¨Cecilio Ruíz de Zárate¨ Polyclinic, in Cienfuegos, used the EBSCO database in 2009 and to design a course in order to develop information skills to access EBSCO from the library. Results: 11.4% access EBSCO through he library’s bibliographic fund, which demonstrates total ignorance. Only 36.9% use the database for assistance-related questions and 25.5% for academic work, while 48.9% of participants never use the database at all and 63.2% declares to have limited skills. Conclusion: It is obvious that skills required to exploit the possibilities offered by EBSCO have not been developed in students and professionals, even though the Health Ministry pays a high fee to provide this free access.

  9. Incidence of ocular emergencies in the emergency room of the University General Hospital of Cienfuegos

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    Armando Rafael Milanés Armengol

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: There are few international and national studies on the incidence of ocular emergencies though there are frequent complaints. Objective: To determine the incidence and types of emergencies attended by the department of Ophthalmology at the General University Hospital of Cienfuegos. Methods: Case series study of all patients attended in the Emergency Department of Ophthalmology in Cienfuegos Hospital from March 2013 to March 2014. There were analyzed: name of the patient, sex, age, origin, diagnosis emergency, classification code colors, total of patients requiring surgical treatment and hospitalization. Results: Predominated aged 41-60 years (35.8%, males (58.6% and the largest number of cases attended corresponded to patients in the provincial capital. There was a predominance of green code (70.9%; the conditions most represented were inflammations of annexes followed by injuries; 72 patients needed surgery, (0.38% and 59 required hospitalizations, the rest of the patients were on ambulatory treatment with follow up in outpatient department ( 0.31%. Conclusions: The incidence of true ophthalmologic emergencies was low, for inflammatory conditions of Annexes classified as green code, were the most frequent cause of patient care; conditions that can be treated in primary services, indicating to mismanagement of physicians in the treatment of these ophthalmic conditions with consequent social and economic burden involving secondary services.

  10. Risk Factors Associated with Low Birth Weight. Cienfuegos Municipality. 2010-2014

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    Yanet Villafuerte Reinante

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: reducing low birth weight is a priority in Cuba’s health policy since it is critical to reduce infant mortality. Objective: to identify the major risk factors associated with low birth weight in Cienfuegos municipality. Methods: a cross-sectional study involving all women who gave birth to low-birth-weight infants was conducted in Cienfuegos municipality from January 2010 through December 2014. Maternal age, maternal medical history, weight gain during pregnancy, nutritional assessment in early pregnancy, interpregnancy interval, gestational age at birth and pregnancy-related conditions were analyzed. Results: Four hundred fifty low-birth-weight infants were born. Hypertension as major illness in the maternal medical history was the main cause of maternal morbidity. In the obstetric history, an interpregnancy interval less than 2 years was frequently observed. It was demonstrated that the conditions mostly associated with pregnancy were vaginal infection, anemia and hypertension. Preterm infants predominated. Conclusions: the modification of these risk factors would have a favorable impact on the reduction of low birth weight.

  11. Implementation of a Surveillance System for Transfusion-Transmitted Infections in Cienfuegos

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    Pedro Sánchez Frenes

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: increasing blood transfusion safety requires a health surveillance system for this activity.Objective: to describe the actions carried out in Cienfuegos province to effectively and steadily implement a surveillance system for transfusion-transmitted infections.Methods: a descriptive and documentary study was conducted in the province of Cienfuegos. It included the actions to implement a surveillance system for transfusion-transmitted infections. Document review, interviews and self-administered surveys to experts were used.Results: new models for data collection were designed. Technologists and nurses from municipal blood collection centers, mobile units and the Provincial Blood Bank were trained. A Newsletter was distributed among the main users of the system, demonstrating its usefulness and quality to analyze and interpret the information related to the events being monitored.Conclusions: the possibility of implementing the surveillance system with some adjustments was shown, since the province has the organizational strength and resources to fully implement the surveillance system for transfusion-transmitted infections in a short time as the subsystems and pending activities are complemented.

  12. Diagnosing Learning Needs of Medicine Doctors in Relation to Imaging in Cienfuegos

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    Bárbara Aleida García Hernández

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Despite being so important for diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting pediatric patients, there are still gaps in general practitioners as for the interpretation and / or radiological diagnosis of the diseases that most frequently affect these patients. Objective: To diagnose the learning needs of Medicine Doctors in relation to imaging in Cienfuegos. Methods: A descriptive study was conducted at the Paquito González Cueto University Pediatric Hospital and the Cecilio Ruiz de Zárate Polyclinic in Cienfuegos during the years 2008 and 2009. The study included 20 general practitioners. Survey and participant observation were used to determine the knowledge level on interpreting and / or diagnose of respiratory disorders, radiological diagnosis in acute abdominal pain, diagnostic ultrasound advantages in cases of abdominal tumor, imaging test to be performed for diagnosing the most common cause of urinary tract infection and indication and interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound of soft tissue. Results: Practitioners included in the study were scored as average as follows: 70.0% of when interpreting and / or diagnosing respiratory conditions, 50% in the radiological diagnosis of acute abdominal cases and 45% in the indication of soft tissue ultrasound. They were scored as poor in a 70% for the knowledge level on diagnostic benefits of ultrasound with intra-abdominal tumor masses. Conclusions: The main learning needs were detected in: interpreting and / or diagnosing respiratory diseases, radiological diagnosis of acute abdominal cases, indicating soft tissue ultrasound and diagnostic benefits of ultrasound for intra-abdominal tumor masses.

  13. Chronic Inflammatory Periodontal Disease in Patients Diagnosed with Human Immunodeficiency Virus/AIDS in Cienfuegos

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    Nivia Gontán Quintana

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    Full Text Available Background: human immunodeficiency virus increases patients´ susceptibility to infections. Consequently, a high incidence of periodontal diseases is observed among them. It is often associated with other lesions of the oral mucous. Objective: to determine the evolution of chronic inflammatory periodontal disease in patients diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus/AIDS.Methods: a case series study involving HIV-positive patients who attended the Stomatology consultation in Cienfuegos was conducted. The Russell Periodontal Index and the Simplified Oral Hygiene Index were used. Patients were classified taking into account clinical and immunological categories. Statistical processing was performed through SPSS program version 15.0 and Chi-square tests were applied.Results: a high prevalence of chronic inflammatory periodontal disease was observed in patients with human immunodeficiency virus. Correlation with the oral hygiene of the patients studied was found. CD4 count showed no statistical significance in periodontal disease severity. All patients classified as A2 suffer from some stage of periodontal disease, which was the most affected clinical category in spite of presenting mild immunodeficiency.Conclusions: there is a high prevalence of chronic inflammatory periodontal disease in patients diagnosed with Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Cienfuegos and it is correlated with patient’s oral hygiene.

  14. Infantile and Juvenile Morbidity in Psychiatric Inpatients at Cienfuegos Province Morbilidad de los pacientes hospitalizados en el Servicio de Psiquiatría Infantil y Juvenil de Cienfuegos

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    Daimí Sarmiento García

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    Full Text Available Background: Several studies have shown the rise in psychiatric disorders worldwide, either in children and youngsters, although these problems are not so evident to society as other health problems are . Objective: to determine the frequency of psychiatric disorders according to age and sex in children and adolescents. Methods: Descriptive, transversal cohort study developed to 1181 patients who were admitted with psychiatric disorders at the psychiatric hospital from Cienfuegos province from the year 2004 to 2008, both included. Results: 65,8 % of the patients were females and 79,5 % of them were adolescents. Suicide attempt represented half 50,9 % of all the diagnostic cases. 61,7% of them belonged to the age group 11 to 14 years of age and equal percentage to the age group that included ages 15 – 18, being females 66,6% of these cases . 31,7 % of the preschoolers suffered from hyperkinetic disorders and 34 % of the school children presented with emotional disturbances. There was an annual mean of 236,5 hospital admissions. Conclusions: Suicide attempt as the first cause of psychiatric hospital admission, mainly in female adolescents is the most highlighting mental health problem at the Infantile and Juvenile Psychiatric Service in Cienfuegos province.Fundamento: diversos estudios demuestran que existe un aumento de trastornos psiquiátricos en el mundo, tanto en adultos como en la población infantil y juvenil, lo que no es tan evidente para la sociedad como otros problemas de salud. Objetivo: determinar la frecuencia de presentación de los trastornos psiquiátricos según edad y género en pacientes de edad infantil y juvenil. Métodos: estudio descriptivo de corte transversal, realizado a 1181 pacientes ingresados con trastornos psiquiátricos, en el Hospital Pediátrico de la provincia de Cienfuegos

  15. National Program of Quality Assurance in Radiotherapy in Cuba

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    It tries on the establishment of a Quality Assurance Nacional System, a Quality Assurance Committee implemented in Cuba, and a Quality Auditory National Program implemented in Cuba to control and assure radiotherapy quality

  16. HISTORICAL ECOTOXICOLOGICALASSESSMENT OF SAN JUAN ECOSYSTEM, SANTIAGO DE CUBA, CUBA

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    Argota, George

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Currently, the environmental decision-making related to watershed preservation is oriented under the precepts of an historical environmental assessment. The objective of this research was to conduct a historical ecotoxicological assessment of the San Juan de Santiago de Cuba ecosystem. This was considered a systematic environmental monitoring which ran from 2010 to 2013, made q?uarterly. Physicochemical parameters such as electrical conductivity, total alkalinity, total hardness, pH, total solids, dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand and chemical oxygen demand were determined. All parameters of environmental risk prediction were performed using the GECOTOX program. The concentrations of Cu, Zn, Pb and Cd on three target organs (brain, gills and liver in the biomonitor adult Gambusia punctata (Poecilidae were analyzed. In this species, the effect of total protein and enzymatic activity of acetylcholinesterase as biomarkers were evaluated. In general, the parameters were outside the values set used by the Cuban quality standards. The GECOTOX program said that the waters of the San Juan ecosystem presented a high rate of risk. The highest concentrations of metals were determined in the gills, liver and brain, respectively. Biomarker values w? ere high, being higher for females. Finally, it was concluded that from one year to another all responses were ascending; thus, the San Juan ecosystem presented ecotoxicological effects in time.

  17. 31 CFR 515.563 - Journalistic activities in Cuba.

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  18. 31 CFR 515.566 - Religious activities in Cuba.

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  19. 31 CFR 515.570 - Remittances to Nationals of Cuba.

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  1. Herbal mixtures in the traditional medicine of Eastern Cuba

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    Hernández, J.; Volpato, G.

    2004-01-01

    Herbal mixtures in the traditional medicine of Eastern Cuba. Traditional herbal mixtures in Eastern Cuba are investigated through interviews with 130 knowledgeable people and traditional healers of the provinces of Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo. One hundred seventy plant species and other products

  2. Waterfowl in Cuba: Current status and distribution

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    Blanco Rodríquez, Pedro; Vilella, Francisco; Sánchez Oria, Bárbara

    2014-01-01

    Cuba and its satellite islands represent the largest landmass in the Caribbean archipelago and a major repository of the region’s biodiversity. Approximately 13.4% of the Cuban territory is covered by wetlands, encompassing approximately 1.48 million ha which includes mangroves, flooded savannas, peatlands, freshwater swamp forests and various types of managed wetlands. Here, we synthesise information on the distribution and abundance of waterfowl on the main island of Cuba, excluding the numerous surrounding cays and the Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth), and report on band recoveries from wintering waterfowl harvested in Cuba by species and location. Twenty-nine species of waterfowl occur in Cuba, 24 of which are North American migrants. Of the five resident Anatid species, three are of conservation concern: the West Indian Whistling-duck Dendrocygna arborea (globally vulnerable), White-cheeked Pintail Anas bahamensis (regional concern) and Masked Duck Nomonyx dominicus(regional concern). The most abundant species of waterfowl wintering in Cuba include Blue-winged Teal A. discors, Northern Pintail A. acuta, and Northern Shoveler A. clypeata. Waterfowl banded in Canada and the United States and recovered in Cuba included predominantly Blue-winged Teal, American Wigeon and Northern Pintail. Banding sites of recovered birds suggest that most of the waterfowl moving through and wintering in Cuba are from the Atlantic and Mississippi flyways. Threats to wetlands and waterfowl in Cuba include: 1) egg poaching of resident species, 2) illegal hunting of migratory and protected resident species, 3) mangrove deforestation, 4) reservoirs for irrigation, 5) periods of pronounced droughts, and 6) hurricanes. Wetland and waterfowl conservation efforts continue across Cuba’s extensive system of protected areas. Expanding collaborations with international conservation organisations, researchers and governments in North America will enhance protection

  3. Science and Technology Diplomacy with Cuba

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    Colon, Frances

    President Obama's announcement of U. S. policy change toward Cuba and increased freedom of interaction with the Cuban people opens unprecedented and long-awaited opportunities for the scientific and engineering communities in the U. S. and in Cuba to establish and expand collaborative efforts that will greatly advance U.S. and Cuba science and technology agendas. New rules for export of donated-only items for scientific use will bring researchers closer to the level of their professional peers around the world. Increasing Cubans' access to information will result in greater interactions between scientific communities and enable the sharing of ideas and discoveries that can fuel entrepreneurship on the island. The scientific community has expressed an extraordinary level of interest in the wide range of scientific opportunities that the new policy presents, in collaborating with their Cuban counterparts, and in supporting the development of scientific capacity in Cuba. In response to numerous expressions of interest and inquiries from the scientific community, the Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State (STAS) has engaged in public outreach to inform the U.S. science and technology community of the implications of the new policy for collaborative research, emerging scientific opportunities, and the standing limitations for engagement with the people of Cuba.

  4. HBV genotypic variability in Cuba.

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    Loureiro, Carmen L; Aguilar, Julio C; Aguiar, Jorge; Muzio, Verena; Pentón, Eduardo; Garcia, Daymir; Guillen, Gerardo; Pujol, Flor H

    2015-01-01

    The genetic diversity of HBV in human population is often a reflection of its genetic admixture. The aim of this study was to explore the genotypic diversity of HBV in Cuba. The S genomic region of Cuban HBV isolates was sequenced and for selected isolates the complete genome or precore-core sequence was analyzed. The most frequent genotype was A (167/250, 67%), mainly A2 (149, 60%) but also A1 and one A4. A total of 77 isolates were classified as genotype D (31%), with co-circulation of several subgenotypes (56 D4, 2 D1, 5 D2, 7 D3/6 and 7 D7). Three isolates belonged to genotype E, two to H and one to B3. Complete genome sequence analysis of selected isolates confirmed the phylogenetic analysis performed with the S region. Mutations or polymorphisms in precore region were more common among genotype D compared to genotype A isolates. The HBV genotypic distribution in this Caribbean island correlates with the Y lineage genetic background of the population, where a European and African origin prevails. HBV genotypes E, B3 and H isolates might represent more recent introductions.

  5. Victoria Brú Sánchez and the epidemic of influenza in Cienfuegos, 1918

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    Reinaldo José Pino Blanco

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Brief biographical data are exposed about the nurse Victoria Brú Sánchez, such as her birth, childhood and adolescent years. Some factors are mentioned that influenced in their vocational orientation toward the Infirmary, such as her family antecedents and personal experiences when witnessing other epidemics that whipped our population in those years. We refer too her life as student of the School of Nurses in the Hospital Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes de La Habana. It is mentioned as well all the places where she worked after graduation and the different positions that she occupied during its brief, but brilliant, professional life. The most characteristic features in her personality and her self-denying and heroic behavior, are analyzed, principally during the epidemic of Influenza that affected Cienfuegos in the year 1918, moment in which she lost the life trying to help other people.

  6. «Hórrido yermo de inflamada arena». Cienfuegos and Romantic Cosmic Pain

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    Russell P. SEBOLD

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available It was painful to be a journalist and poet with noble aspirations for reform during the reign of Charles IV. in the years immediately preceding, nine well known Spanish poets had already expressed in romantic form their deep anxiety and insecurity regarding the universe in which they dwelt. One of them, Meléndez Valdés, inventor of the Spanish name for romantic cosmic grief, fastidio universal, was Cienfuegos’s poetic mentor and friend. the present article explains how Cienfuegos joined the European and Spanish philosophical and literary traditions that led to the poetic expression of the afflicted romantic mentality, and how he at the same time became an outstanding innovator in this tradition.

  7. Soil and Terrain Database for Cuba, primary data (version 1.0) - scale 1:1 million (SOTER_Cuba)

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    Dijkshoorn, J.A.; Huting, J.R.M.

    2014-01-01

    The Soil and Terrain database for Cuba primary data (version 1.0), at scale 1:1 million (SOTER_Cuba), was compiled of enhanced soil informtion within the framework of the FAO's program Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands (LADA). Primary soil and terrain data for Cuba were obtained from the SOTER

  8. Stratification of Risk of Tuberculosis in People’s Councils of Cienfuegos Municipality

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    Hilda María Delgado Acosta

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: the process of epidemiologic stratification is used as a base to categorize methodologically and in integral manner groups of population according to risk factors. Objective: accomplishing the stratification of risk of pulmonary tuberculosis in People’s Councils of Cienfuegos municipality. Methods: a descriptive study in 18 People’s Councils, from 2007 to 2011 was conducted. The information got from the departments of statistics of the areas of health and Municipal Hygiene and Epidemiology units. To stratify the risks the criteria of the provincial commission of tuberculosis, the incidence of the disease in the last five years in the province and the measure of the prevalence of risk factors according to dispensarization of the year 2011 were taken into account. By means of program MapInfo 7, 5, the People’s Councils were classified as high, medium and low risk according to the moral values of the median of the incidence of cases and the average of contacts of patients white pulmonary tuberculosis, virus's prevalence of acquired been immunodeficiency, former imprisoned population, alcoholics, social cases, bigger population of 60 years and prevalence of diabetes mellitus. Results: three People’s Councils were identified as high risk, 13 of medium risk and two of them as low risk. The People’s Councils classified as high risk were: Historic Center, Punta Gorda and San Lázaro that represented the 16.7 %. Conclusion: a space dispersion of risk of pulmonary tuberculosis at Cienfuegos Municipality was observed that represents an increment of the probability of the disease.

  9. A Perspective on Physics in Cuba

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    Handy, Carlos R.

    The author is Cuban by birth: the son of an Afro-Cuban mother and an Afro-American father. He spent the first 8 years of his life attending schools in Havana and New York City. He left Cuba in 1958 so as to gain a more uninterrupted educational experience. This led to his PhD in theoretical physics from Columbia University in 1978, followed by a post-doctoral appointment at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. He returned to Cuba in 1980 as a member of an academic tour organized by the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. This provided an introduction to various government-run scientific facilities in Havana and the easternmost city of "Santiago de Cuba" in the province of Oriente.

  10. Cuba vs H1N1 Influenza

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    Gail Reed

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available El Comité Editorial de MediSur agradece a Gail Reed, editora de Medicc Review la autorización expresa, para reproducir el artículo titulado “Cuba vs H1N1 Influenza”. Este trabajo resume el esfuerzo realizado por todos los organismos en Cuba y en especial el Ministerio de Salud Pública en la lucha para disminuir los efectos de la influenza H1N1 en la población. El artículo original se puede encontrar en: Reed G. Faceoff: Cuba vs H1N1 Influenza. MEDICC Review. 2010; 12(1:6-12. Disponible en: http://www.medicc.org/mediccreview/index.php?issue=11

  11. Cuba vs H1N1 Influenza

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    Gail Reed

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available El Comité Editorial de MediSur agradece a Gail Reed, editora de Medicc Review la autorización expresa, para reproducir el artículo titulado “Cuba vs H1N1 Influenza”. Este trabajo resume el esfuerzo realizado por todos los organismos en Cuba y en especial el Ministerio de Salud Pública en la lucha para disminuir los efectos de la influenza H1N1 en la población. El artículo original se puede encontrar en: Reed G. Faceoff: Cuba vs H1N1 Influenza. MEDICC Review. 2010; 12(1:6-12. Disponible en: http://www.medicc.org/mediccreview/index.php?issue=11

  12. International petroleum agreements : Republic of Cuba

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    Foreign investment in the oil and gas sector has had a profound impact on the development of crude oil production in Cuba. In 1982, in order to encourage economic development, the Cuban government adopted a form of Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for international petroleum agreements. In 1990, the first PSC was negotiated with a consortium of European companies. This was followed in 1992 through 1994 with companies from Canada, Europe and Latin America. Then in 1995, a more comprehensive foreign investment law was enacted to further encourage foreign investment in Cuba. Onshore and shallow water regions of Cuba were divided into 45 blocks, 19 of which were under licence in 2001. In addition, in 1999 the government of Cuba offered 53 blocks in the deep water zones of the Cuban sector of the Gulf of Mexico to foreign investment, of which 6 are already under licence. Most exploration for oil and gas since 1991 has been carried out by foreign companies. Crude oil production in 1991 totalled 11,000 bopd of heavy oil production from the north coast of Cuba. By 2001, domestic crude oil production increased to more than 50,000 bopd, mostly due to foreign investment in exploration and development. This paper described the model form for Cuban Production Sharing Contracts with reference to parties, rights granted, terms, relinquishments, minimum exploration commitments, discovery of hydrocarbons and recovery of petroleum operation expenses. The paper also discussed gross production, cost recovery for contractors, and sharing of profits with contractors and the state oil company, CubaPetroleo. 1 fig

  13. Integral Health Brigades. An Experience in Cienfuegos after Hurricane Denis Brigadas Integrales de Salud: Experiencia en Cienfuegos tras el paso del huracán Dennis

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    Roberto Baños García

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: Hurricane Denis (July 2005 affected Cienfuegos province, causing great economic lost, no life was lost though. Health sector put in practice the previewed plans, including the levelled unfolding of 11 Integral Health Brigades up to the most affected places since the beginnings of the recovering phase. Objectives: to analyze the impact of the Integral Health Brigades in the affected areas. Method: For the article it were revised the statistics, enquiries to the population and workers of the health sector carried out by each Brigade, as well as the conclusions of the experience, analyzed in a provincial meeting for this purpose. Results: There was no disease outbreak, not even changes in morbidity. The psychological affection was very little. Population expressed its satisfaction for the immediate attention offered by health system. It allowed the direct work with people of greatest vulnerability and the stratification of their management in a more integral way. The labour bettered communitarian education and health promotion. Conclusions: in the most affected areas it was a necessary and positive element to elevate integral health attention to the community as part of the support to the civil defence sector.
    Fundamento: El huracán Dennis (julio 2005 afectó la provincia de Cienfuegos, causando grandes pérdidas a la economía, aunque no de vidas humanas. El sector Salud implementó los planes previstos, incluido el despliegue escalonado de 11 Brigadas Integrales de Salud a los sitios más afectados, desde el inicio de la fase recuperativa. Objetivos: Analizar el impacto de las Brigadas Integrales de Salud en el cuadro de salud de las áreas afectadas. Método: Para el artículo se revisaron los informes, estadísticas, encuestas a la población y a trabajadores del sector

  14. Major congenital defects. Relevant risk factors. Cienfuegos. 2000-2005. Malformaciones congénitas mayores. Factores de riesgo relevantes. Cienfuegos. 2000-2005.

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    Gladis Barberis Pérez

    2008-04-01

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    Background: Major congenital defects have an impact on perinatal mortality and morbidity with economic and social consequences. Objective: To determine the relevant risk factors linked to the occurrence of congenital defects in Cienfuegos between 2000 and 2005. Methods: A case-control study was carried out. Women with fetus or newborns with major congenital defects formed the case group (255 while the control group consisted of a similar number of healthy children selected each year by a randomized simple sample. The variables gathered by the Cuban Congenital Defects Records were studied. Chi-Square method was used with 95% of accuracy and a reliance rate of 95%; logistic regression was used with the Wald test. Results: There was a predominance of Central Nervous System defects (28, 6%. The most relevant risk factors were a history of congenital defects, smoking habits, and acute infection during the first three months, as well as belong to the third birth on. Conclusion: The most clinical relevant risks factors were the congenital defect history and the acute infection during the firs three months.

    Fundamento: Las malformaciones congénitas mayores influyen en la morbimortalidad perinatal, lo que tiene implicaciones sociales y económicas. Objetivo: Determinar los factores de riesgo relevantes, asociados a la aparición de malformaciones congénitas mayores, en la provincia Cienfuegos en el período 2000-2005. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio de casos y controles no pareados. Las mujeres registradas con fetos o recién nacidos con malformaciones congénitas mayores, constituyeron el grupo de casos (255, mientras que el grupo control estuvo conformado por un número similar de niños sanos, seleccionados en cada año, por un muestreo aleatorio simple. Se estudiaron las variables recogidas en el modelo

  15. The Contribution of the Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima Hospital to Medical Education in Cienfuegos, 1979-2016

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    This paper presents a historical review of the contribution of the Dr. Gustavo Alderguía Lima Hospital to the emergence and development of higher medical education in Cienfuegos, emphasizing on the early stages. It highlights the fact that, true to the provincial tradition, everything was organized, implemented and developed with our own professionals. It includes some events that demonstrate the role played by this institution, its faculty, workers in general, and undergraduate and graduate ...

  16. El movimiento del Software Libre en Cuba

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    Héctor Rodríguez Figueredo; Alain Guerrero Enamorado; Allan Pierra Fuentes; Sergio E. Tamayo Bermúdez

    2011-01-01

    Se describe el movimiento de Software Libre y estándares abiertos de software en Cuba, su surgimiento y evolución hasta la fecha. Se analiza además la necesidad de incorporarlo en el proceso de informatización de la sociedad cubana y lo que ha venido haciéndose en ese sentido.

  17. El movimiento del Software Libre en Cuba

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    Héctor Rodríguez Figueredo

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Se describe el movimiento de Software Libre y estándares abiertos de software en Cuba, su surgimiento y evolución hasta la fecha. Se analiza además la necesidad de incorporarlo en el proceso de informatización de la sociedad cubana y lo que ha venido haciéndose en ese sentido.

  18. Reflections on Educational Reform in Cuba.

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    1998-01-01

    Reviews Cuban educational reforms, highlighting 1959, 1976, and 1980s initiatives. Compares Cuba's progress with John Kotter's eight-step process based on establishing a sense of urgency, creating a guiding coalition, developing and communicating the change vision, empowering broad-based action, generating short-term wins, consolidating gains, and…

  19. The history of physics in Cuba

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    Renn, Jürgen; Wendt, Helge

    2014-01-01

    This book brings together a broad spectrum of authors, both from inside and from outside Cuba, who describe the development of Cuba's scientific system from the colonial period to the present. It is a unique documentation of the self-organizing power of a local scientific community engaged in scientific research on an international level. The first part includes several contributions that reconstruct the different stages of the history of physics in Cuba, from its beginnings in the late colonial era to the present. The second part comprises testimonies of Cuban physicists, who offer lively insights from the perspective of the actors themselves. The third part presents a series of testimonies by foreign physicists, some of whom were directly involved in developing Cuban physics, in particular in the development of teaching and research activities in the early years of the Escuela de Física. The fourth part of the volume deals with some of the issues surrounding the publishing of scientific research in Cuba. C...

  20. Geologic Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the North Cuba Basin, Cuba

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    Schenk, Christopher J.

    2010-01-01

    Petroleum generation in the North Cuba Basin is primarily the result of thrust loading of Jurassic and Cretaceous source rocks during formation of the North Cuba fold and thrust belt in the Late Cretaceous to Paleogene. The fold and thrust belt formed as Cuban arc-forearc rocks along the leading edge of the Caribbean plate translated northward during the opening of the Yucatan Basin and collided with the passive margin of southern North America in the Paleogene. Petroleum fluids generated during thrust loading migrated vertically into complex structures in the fold and thrust belt, into structures in the foreland basin, and possibly into carbonate reservoirs along the margins of the Yucatan and Bahama carbonate platforms. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) defined a Jurassic-Cretaceous Composite Total Petroleum System (TPS) and three assessment units (AU)-North Cuba Fold and Thrust Belt AU, North Cuba Foreland Basin AU, and the North Cuba Platform Margin Carbonate AU-within this TPS based mainly on structure and reservoir type (fig. 1). There is considerable geologic uncertainty as to the extent of petroleum migration that might have occurred within this TPS to form potential petroleum accumulations. Taking this geologic uncertainty into account, especially in the offshore area, the mean volumes of undiscovered resources in the composite TPS of the North Cuba Basin are estimated at (1) 4.6 billion barrels of oil (BBO), with means ranging from an F95 probability of 1 BBO to an F5 probability of 9 BBO; and (2) 8.6 trillion cubic feet of of gas (TCFG), of which 8.6 TCFG is associated with oil fields, and about 1.2 TCFG is in nonassociated gas fields in the North Cuba Foreland Basin AU.

  1. Quality of Care for Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction. Cienfuegos 2013

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    Hilda María Delgado Acosta

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: is a priority of the National Health System providing quality care to patients with acute myocardial infarction. Objective: to assess medical care to patients with acute myocardial infarction admitted to the Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima Hospital in Cienfuegos in June 2013 to compare the results with previous assessments. Methods: a research on health systems and services was conducted. The variables used were related to the structure (human and material resources, processes (compliance with established care protocols and results (topography of infarction, hospital stay and impact on mortality. A questionnaire was applied to 20 patients admitted with the diagnosis of acute infarction during the study period. An observation guide was also used. Data were processed using the SPSS 15.0 program and expressed in absolute values and percentages. Results: male patients predominated in the series studied and the most common risk factors were hypertension in 50 % of cases, smoking in 45 % and diabetes mellitus in 25 %. Difficulties with medical and nursing staffing were detected in the emergency department and cardiology ward, respectively. There were difficulties in the use of beta blockers and aspirin in prehospital care, especially in patients with non- ST- segment elevation acute coronary syndromes. Early arrival at the medical services led to greater opportunity to perform a thrombolysis. There were no deaths. Conclusions: although results we better in comparison with the assessment of 2011, there are still gaps in care provided to these patients.

  2. Thoracic Trauma in the Province of Cienfuegos. A Three-year Study

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    Susan Paola Orozco Aguirre

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: thoracic traumas have a high incidence in today's society and they are very important due to the nature of the organs located inside the chest. Objective: to characterize thoracic trauma. Methods: a case series study was conducted at the Department of General Surgery of the Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima Hospital in Cienfuegos. All 184 patients treated for thoracic trauma and admitted to the department in the years 2009, 2010 and 2011 were studied. Variables analyzed were: age, sex, skin color, occupation, place where the accident occurred, cause of trauma, affected anatomical site, clinical presentation, treatment, patient’s condition at discharge and compliance with good clinical practice guidelines. Results: most patients were males aged 41 to 31 years. Stab wounds predominated. Pleura and lung were the most affected anatomical sites while closed pneumothorax was the most frequent clinical presentation. Adherence to good clinical practice guidelines was appropriate in 92% of the cases. Conclusions: thoracic trauma differs in some aspects when compared to other countries because of social and economic differences.

  3. Characterization of Health Status of Diabetic Population in the Area 2, Cienfuegos

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    Lister Garriga González

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: the most common site of infection among individuals hospitalized for diabetes is the foot; it is also a frequent cause of morbidity, mortality and disability. Objective: to characterize foot health of the diabetic population attending the podiatry consultation at the Health Area # 2 in Cienfuegos, from February to June 2013. Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional study on the diabetic foot was conducted from February to June 2013. The study population consisted of 243 diabetic patients treated at the podiatry consultation and the sample matched the study population. The main variables used of the study were: age, sex, at-risk diabetic foot and complicated diabetic foot, level of risk and podiatric disorders diagnosed. Results: female patients attend consultation more frequently than males, accounting for 68.32 % and the ≥ 51 age group is most affected, with 138 patients. Among the 243 patients treated, 10 have a complicated diabetic foot, representing the 4.11 %. The rest of the patients (233 were identified as having at-risk foot (95.89 %; most of the patients are grouped in the third level of risk that includes lack of sensation or neuropathy. Conclusions: the most frequent podiatric disorders in the study population are: uncomplicated hyperkeratosis (195 cases, onychomycosis (159 cases, complicated hyperkeratosis (69 cases, onychogryphosis (34 cases, onicocriptosis and subungual hematoma, with a lower frequency, accounting for 9 and 7 cases respectively.

  4. Characteristics of the obstetric patient in critical stage in Cienfuegos province.

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    Bárbara Lucía Cabezas Poblet

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Fundaments: The critically ill patient has an important place in the assessment of the quality of the medical assistance since around 5 % of all females who reach a full term pregnancy without potential risk factors, become this kind of patients due to different causes. Objective: To characterize the obstetric patient in a critical state in the period that covers January 1 st 1991- December 31 st 2001 in Cienfuegos province. Method: Correlational Descriptive-retrospective study carried out at the ICU of the Clinico-Surgical University Hospital ¨Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima¨ in a 10 year period and includes the 323 critically ill obstetric patients who were admitted at that ward. The variables under study were: mother´s age parity, type of labor, past history, surgical procedures, cause of admission at the ICU, patients state at discharge and cause of death. Results: 59,1 % of the patients were aged 20-29 years . The patient´s past history was related to hypertension and bronchial asthma. The procedure most widely used was the cesarean section followed by hysterectomy as emergency. The principal cause of admission at the ICU was hypovolemic shock, pre eclampsia - eclampsia and sepsis. The major amounts of patients were discharged alive. Only 8 % died. There was a predominance of direct maternal death, highlighting among them haemorrhage and hypertension in pregnancy.

  5. Conservation of the Palms (Arecaceae in the Solid Guamuhaya, county Cienfuegos

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    Duanny Suárez Oropesa

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available During the last 10 years a floristic study was carried out on the family Arecaceae, according to the vegetable formations and the altitude in the southeast region of Cienfuegos province in the Guamuaya Mountains, with the objective of knowing the state of conservation of the palms species of present. The work embraced nine towns in those that the presence of species of this gender was determined by means of the observation method, the collections were carried out in an aleatory and intensive way, keeping in mind the micros hábitats where they progress this group of plants. They were five species, two endemic local, one endemic national and two autochthonous. According to their conservation state they are threatened species. Coccothrinax crinita subsp brevicrinis Borhidi & Muñiz, with category of In Danger (IN; Coccothrinax miraguama subsp. roseocarpa (León Borhidi & Muñiz, Sabal maritima (Kunth Burret and Roystonea regia (Kunth O.F. Cook, smaller Concern (LC, intending In Critical Danger (CP to Coccothinax sp.

  6. Digital suction and family functionality in children in Health Area II. Cienfuegos.

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    Ana María Nápoles Quintero

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Bakground: Digital suction is a pernicious habit that can produce not only alterations of dental-facial's structures, but also of child's social relationships and its self-esteem. Objective: To evaluate the existent relationship between finger suction habit in children and family functionality. Method: An analytic study of cases and controls was carried out, in girls and boys of 5th and 6th levels in 8 day-care centres belonging to Area II of Cienfuegos municipality during the course 2005-2006. The studied variables were: finger suction habit, age, level, sex, and family functionality. Family functionality was perceived through the test FF-SIL. Chi square test was used to determine the relationship among the studied variables. Results: The finger suction habit prevailed in girls; functional families prevailed in the study. Most of the children with this habit come from dysfunctional families. Conclusion: Dysfunctional and severely dysfunctional families are proportionally major in the group of girls and boys with this habit, being shown the dependence between the variables finger suction and family function.

  7. Diseño orientado a elevar la seguridad en la red troncal de ETECSA Cienfuegos

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    Denis Morejón López

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available La red de ETECSA Cienfuegos así como la mayoría del resto de las redes locales territoriales de la empresa, debido a su topología actual presentan problemas de seguridad, escalabilidad, falta de supervisión, falta de privilegios y vulnerabilidad ante los fallos físicos. Para resolver esto se propone un nuevo diseño de red, que incluye acciones como: Inserción de un Conmutador Capa-3, creación de subredes para distintas funciones, creación de ACLs para el control del tráfico, mejorar el mecanismo de almacenamiento de trazas, extensión de las subredes creadas hacia las áreas principales de la empresa que se encuentran geográficamente dispersas, implementación de protocolos para automatizar el manejo de enlaces redundantes dentro de la red troncal. Con la implementación del nuevo diseño que se expone en el presente trabajo, se le da solución a los problemas existentes.

  8. Educational Intervention in 7- to 11-year-old Children with Malocclusions. Area VII, Cienfuegos

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    Clotilde de la Caridad Mora Pérez

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: according to the World Health Organization, malocclusions are the third health problem in the world; consequently their detection and proper treatment are a priority. Objective: to evaluate the outcome of an educational intervention in children with malocclusions caused by oral habits. Methods: a quasi-experimental study involving 52 children with malocclusions was conducted in an elementary school in Cienfuegos from September 2010 through June 2011. First, the diagnosis was established; subsequently the Nice Smile Program was implemented on a weekly basis and finally, the results of the educational, preventive and therapeutic actions targeted at children, parents and educators were evaluated in order to reduce malocclusions and their clinical manifestations. Results: the level of awareness in children, parents and educators increased significantly, and 64.6 % of dentomaxillofacial deformities (abnormal bilabial closure, increased overjet and open bite, was eradicated; hence, there was a reduction of children with malocclusions. Conclusion: the intervention was effective since it led to increased awareness about dentomaxillofacial deformities in children, parents and educators. In addition, it contributed to the eradication of this problem in children, and in general, to the improvement of the components of the stomatognathic system.

  9. Dental health state in the 20 year-old population and more in Cienfuegos province.

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    Emma Gil Ojeda

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: The absence of consice data of some indicators in the stomatological subsystem of our province difficults the knowledge of the real situation of the dental health in our province population. Objetive: to determine some epidemiological indicators related to dental health in the 20 year-old population and more in Cienfuegos province. Method: a descriptive epidemiologcal study. Methods: 253 621 patients in a range of 20 years old and more. All health areas including municipalities were taken into consideration from May to June 2004. Results: The kind of denture more demanded for its rehabilitation by the population was the upper and the lower one. The highest indicators of cavities and exodonties were found in the 35 to 59 year-old group of patient as well as in the rural areas. The anatomic localization of cavity lesions were predominant in the posterior dental sector with a relation between sectors of 1:1,7. The lowest percetange in the covering range of stomatological attention was found in the 35 to 59 year-old group with 5 and 18 % in the majority of the municipalities. Conclusions: Through this investigation the behaviour of proposed indicators were evaluated as well as the necesities of treatment to establish future strategies of work in order to improve the dental health in the population.

  10. Prevalence of Hypertension in Area I Cienfuegos Municipality. Second Measurement of CARMEN Initiative

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    Hilda María Delgado Acosta

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: the prevalence of hypertension has increased, associated to inadequate alimentary patterns, decrease of physical activity, and other behaviour patterns related to toxic habits. Objective: characterizing the prevalence of hypertension in the Area I Cienfuegos in 2010 - 2011. Methods: a descriptive and cross-section study was conducted. The sampling units were: districts, areas and sections that contained the houses, were the individuals were selected; the sample consisted on 373 people, their blood pressure was taken and an opinion poll was applied, the variables were: age, sex, personal record of hypertension and diabetes mellitus, tobacco addiction, type of physical activity, weight, size, abdominal circumference. Results: prevalence of hypertension was a 33.8 %, with predominance of the masculine sex, the 65.0 % of the hypertensive knew their condition and a 35.0 % was hypertensive and did not know it. Only the 23.8 % of the total of them were controlled, and the 44.1 % of them were under treatment. The prevalence of hypertension among smokers was 32.7 %. The 55% were diabetics, the 46.5 % were obese and the 50 % had an altered measurement of the abdominal waist. Conclusions: it was detected a hidden prevalence of hypertension and lack of control in patients under treatment with predominance of the masculine sex, among the studied risk factors, the diabetics and the obese presented a prevalence of hypertension two times bigger than the ones that did not have these risk factors.

  11. The Bay of Pigs: Revisiting Two Museums

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    Peter Read

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available The Museum of Playa Giron (the Bay of Pigs in the region of Cienega De Zapata, Cuba, celebrates the repulse of Brigade 2506 as the first reverse of US imperialism on the American continents. The equivalent Brigade 2506 Museum in Miami, dedicated to and maintained by the members of Brigade 2506, celebrates defeat at the Bay of Pigs as moral victory for the Cuban exiles. The forces were indeed implacable foes. Yet between the museums can be detected some curious similarities. Both present the common theme of the confrontation between forces of good and evil. Both celebrate the philosophy that dying for one’s country is the greatest good a citizen may achieve. Both museums fly the common Cuban flag. Both museums identify a common enemy: the United States of America. This article, by comparing the displays in the two museums, analyses some cultural elements of what, despite decades of separation, in some ways remains a common Cuban culture.

  12. Cuba's National eHealth Strategy.

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    Delgado, Ariel; Gorry, Conner

    2008-01-01

    Cuba has been building a national strategy using information and communication technologies (ICTs) for health since the establishment of the National Medical Sciences Information Center (CNICM) in 1965. Back then, vital statistics and health data - considered a cornerstone of the country's new universal health system - were transmitted by hand or over the phone. As technology grew more sophisticated over the next 30 years, microprocessors and computers were integrated into the process. In 1992, reeling from economic crisis, Cuba founded the national health telematics network known as INFOMED (www.sld.cu), betting on the strategy that ICTs could be used to improve population health at low cost. From these initial efforts until today, the country has followed a policy to build and strengthen a virtual health information infrastructure.[1].

  13. Periodontal Disease Behavior in Children and Adolescents with Diabetes in Cienfuegos in 2008 Comportamiento de la enfermedad periodontal en niños y adolescentes diabéticos de Cienfuegos en el año 2008

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    Arasay Calzada Bandomo

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: chronic inflammatory periodontal diseases are a set of entities of multifactorial etiology. Diabetes mellitus is one of the conditions with a great impact on the periodontium and its interaction with microorganisms. Objective: to characterize the behaviour of periodontal disease in children and adolescents with diabetes in Cienfuegos in 2008. Method: an epidemiological, descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted. The sample included diabetic children and adolescents under 19 years old who attended the endocrinology clinic of the Pediatric Teaching Hospital ‘’Paquito González Cueto" in the province of Cienfuegos, from January to November 2008. The Russell’s Periodontal Index and the Simplified Oral Hygiene Index were applied. The following clinical variables were considered: metabolic control, duration of diabetes mellitus and nutritional assessment. A data-collecting form was used for data analysis. For the statistical processing SPSS (15.0 and Chi square statistical tests were used. Results: a highly significant dependence between oral hygiene and the prevalence and severity of periodontal disease was found as well as a strong association between the lack of metabolic decontrol and periodontal disease. Conclusion: there is a high prevalence of periodontal diseases in children and adolescents with diabetes in the province of Cienfuegos.Fundamento: las enfermedades periodontales inflamatorias crónicas son un conjunto de entidades de etiología multifactorial, entre las afecciones con mayor repercusión sobre el periodonto en su interactuar con los microorganismos se encuentra la diabetes mellitus. Objetivo: caracterizar el comportamiento de la enfermedad periodontal en niños y adolescentes diabéticos en Cienfuegos en el año 2008. Método: se realizó un estudio epidemiol

  14. Four decades of kidney transplantation in Cuba.

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    Alfonzo, Jorge P

    2013-01-01

    This article describes the background, beginnings, development, evolution and outcomes of kidney transplantation in Cuba. Nephrology as a medical specialty in Cuba began in 1962 and was formalized in 1966. Conditions were created to implement renal replacement therapy (including transplants), bring nephrology care to the entire country and train human resources who would assume this responsibility, making Cuba one of the first countries with a comprehensive program for renal patient care. After three unsuccessful cadaveric-donor kidney transplantations in 1968-69, the ensuing history of kidney transplantation can be summarized in the following three stages. 1970-1975: In January 1970, cadaveric-donor kidney transplantation began at the Nephrology Institute. That year, 17 kidney transplantations were performed; four of these patients lived with functional kidneys for 15-25 years; 10-year graft survival was 23.5% (Kaplan-Meier survival curve); HLA typing began in 1974. By December 1975, 170 grafts had been done in three hospitals. 1976-1985: Seven transplantation centers performed 893 grafts during this period. HLA-DR typing was introduced in 1976 and the National Histocompatibility Laboratory Network was founded in 1978. The first related living-donor kidney transplantation was done in 1979. 1986-2011: The National Kidney Transplantation Coordinating Center and the National Kidney Transplantation Program were created in 1986; the first combined kidney-pancreas transplantation was performed the same year. In 1990, cyclosporine and the Cuban monoclonal antibody IOR-T3 were introduced for immunosuppression to prevent rejection, as were other Cuban products (hepatitis B vaccine and recombinant human erythropoietin) for transplant patients. By December 2011, the cumulative number of transplants was 4636 (384 from related living donors). With over 40 years of experience, kidney transplantation is now well established in Cuba; it is free and universally accessible, on the

  15. Cuba - a library for multidimensional numerical integration

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    2004-01-01

    The Cuba library provides new implementations of four general-purpose multidimensional integration algorithms: Vegas, Suave, Divonne, and Cuhre. Suave is a new algorithm, Divonne is a known algorithm to which important details have been added, and Vegas and Cuhre are new implementations of existing algorithms with only few improvements over the original versions. All four algorithms can integrate vector integrands and have very similar Fortran, C/C++, and Mathematica interfaces.

  16. Florida, Bahamas, Cuba and Gulf Stream, USA

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    1992-01-01

    This unique photo offers a view of the Florida peninsula, western Bahamas, north central Cuba and the deep blue waters of the Gulf Stream, that hugs the east coast of Florida (27.0N, 82.0W). In addition to being an excellent photograph for showing the geographical relationships between the variety of landforms in this scene, the typical effect of the land-sea breeze is very much in evidence as few clouds over water, cumulus build up over landmass.

  17. «Hórrido yermo de inflamada arena». Cienfuegos and Romantic Cosmic Pain «Hórrido yermo de inflamada arena». Cienfuegos y el dolor cósmico romántico

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    Russell P. SEBOLD

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available It was painful to be a journalist and poet with noble aspirations for reform during the reign of Charles IV. in the years immediately preceding, nine well known Spanish poets had already expressed in romantic form their deep anxiety and insecurity regarding the universe in which they dwelt. One of them, Meléndez Valdés, inventor of the Spanish name for romantic cosmic grief, fastidio universal, was Cienfuegos’s poetic mentor and friend. the present article explains how Cienfuegos joined the European and Spanish philosophical and literary traditions that led to the poetic expression of the afflicted romantic mentality, and how he at the same time became an outstanding innovator in this tradition.Era doloroso ser periodista y poeta de nobles aspiraciones reformativas durante el reinado de Carlos IV. Ya en años inmediatamente anteriores, nueve conocidos poetas españoles habían expresado en forma romántica su honda angustia e inseguridad ante el universo en que moraban. Uno de éstos, Meléndez Valdés, inventor del nombre español del dolor cósmico romántico, fastidio universal, fue el mentor poético y amigo de Cienfuegos. En el presente artículo se explica cómo Cienfuegos reunió las tradiciones filosóficas y literarias europeas y españolas que llevaron a la expresión poética de la afligida mentalidad romántica, y cómo llegó al mismo tiempo a ser un destacado innovador en esta tradición.

  18. Cuba y la OEA: cambio y continuidad

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    Arturo LÓPEZ LEVY

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La Carta de la OEA proclamó la norma de gobernabilidad democrática que validó la importancia de la democracia representativa como central a la paz y estabilidad del hemisferio occidental. Aunque ese compromiso normativo tuvo sentido en la era de la política del buen vecino, el multilateralismo y la no intervención, el abandono por Estados Unidos de esos principios desde la administración Eisenhower debilitó la norma y creó una crisis de legitimidad en la OEA a raíz de los casos de Guatemala en 1954 y Cuba en 1962. La aprobación de la Resolución VI en la reunión de cancilleres de 1962, excluyendo a Cuba de la OEA debido a la ideología marxista de su gobierno fue un caso de institucionalización contraproducente de la norma de gobernabilidad democrática. Este artículo explora el ciclo de retroceso y renovación de la norma de gobernabilidad democrática a través del examen del tratamiento de Cuba en la OEA desde 1962 hasta la Asamblea General n.° 39 de la OEA en San Pedro Sula en junio de 2009.

  19. CUBA Y LA OEA: CAMBIO Y CONTINUIDAD

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    Arturo LÓPEZ LEVY

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La Carta de la OEA proclamó la norma de gobernabilidad democrática que validó la importancia de la democracia representativa como central a la paz y estabilidad del hemisferiooccidental. Aunque ese compromiso normativo tuvo sentido en la era de la política del buen vecino, el multilateralismo y la no intervención, el abandono por Estados Unidos de esos principios desde la administración Eisenhower debilitó la norma y creó una crisis de legitimidad en la OEA a raíz de los casos de Guatemala en 1954 y Cuba en 1962. La aprobación de la Resolución VI en la reunión de cancilleres de 1962, excluyendo a Cuba de la OEA debido a la ideología marxista de su gobierno fue un caso de institucionalización contraproducente de la norma de gobernabilidad democrática. Este artículo explora el ciclo de retroceso y renovación de la norma de gobernabilidad democrática a través del examen del tratamiento de Cuba en la OEA desde 1962 hasta la Asamblea General n.° 39 de la OEA en San Pedro Sula en junio de 2009.

  20. Toxocariasis in Cuba: a literature review.

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    Sariego, Idalia; Kanobana, Kirezi; Rojas, Lázara; Speybroeck, Niko; Polman, Katja; Núñez, Fidel A

    2012-01-01

    Human toxocariasis (HT) is a zoonotic disease caused by infection with the larval stage of Toxocara canis, the intestinal roundworm of dogs. Infection can be associated with a wide clinical spectrum varying from asymptomatic to severe organ injury. While the incidence of symptomatic human toxocariasis appears to be low, infection of the human population is widespread. In Cuba, a clear overview on the status of the disease is lacking. Here, we review the available information on toxocariasis in Cuba as a first step to estimate the importance of the disease in the country. Findings are discussed and put in a broader perspective. Data gaps are identified and suggestions on how to address these are presented. The available country data suggest that Toxocara infection of the definitive dog host and environmental contamination with Toxocara spp. eggs is substantial, but information on HT is less conclusive. The availability of adequate diagnostic tools in the country should be guaranteed. Dedicated studies are needed for a reliable assessment of the impact of toxocariasis in Cuba and the design of prevention or control strategies.

  1. Repercussion of the University of the older in Cienfuegos. Course 2005-2006. Repercusión de la Universidad del adulto mayor en Cienfuegos. Curso 2005-2006.

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    Tania Goicochea Borrell

    2006-01-01

    The University of the older is a great opportunity in life for the retired. The need of achieving a preparation of our aged citizens and to try to make them feel useful in the society, has made possible the existence of classrooms in different places, which offer a determined program that allows the extension of knowledge of these students. In the present work, a brief exposition is made about the results of this program in the province of Cienfuegos.
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  2. USA300 Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Cuba

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    Hopman Joost

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is an increasing problem in the Caribbean. We investigated the molecular epidemiology of MRSA isolates on Cuba. Findings The predominant clone was of the spa type t149, followed by community-associated MRSA USA300. Conclusions We report the first molecular typing results of MRSA isolates from Cuba.

  3. 14 CFR 91.709 - Operations to Cuba.

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    ... the Air Commerce Regulations of the Bureau of Customs (19 CFR 6.13); and (b) In the case of departure... 14 Aeronautics and Space 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Operations to Cuba. 91.709 Section 91.709... Board Such Aircraft § 91.709 Operations to Cuba. No person may operate a civil aircraft from the...

  4. Development of a system for landslide risk assessment for Cuba

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    Castellanos Abella, E.A.; Westen, C.J. van

    2005-01-01

    In many developing countries, such as Cuba, landslide-affected areas are not systematically mapped in a national inventory and no “regional to local” approach for landslide hazard and risk assessment has been carried out so far. Most of the conventional landslide studies in Cuba are qualitative in n

  5. Perspectivas para la lexicografía especializada en Cuba

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    Tarp, Sven

    1995-01-01

    En diskussion af muligheder for at udvikle et fagleksikografisk arbejde på Cuba og i det øvrige Latinamerika......En diskussion af muligheder for at udvikle et fagleksikografisk arbejde på Cuba og i det øvrige Latinamerika...

  6. Physics in Cuba from the Perspective of Bibliometrics

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    Marx, Werner; Cardona, Manuel

    We present a bibliometric analysis of the development of the physical sciences in Cuba since the revolution of 1959. We analyze, using available databases (Web of Science, Essential Science Indicators, INSPEC), the development of the output (number of publications of authors based in Cuba) and of their impact (number of citations) from 1959 until now. We discuss the productivity of Cuba in comparison to the Latin American sister republics and the collaborative efforts between Cuba and highly developed countries. The most important areas of scientific activity within the field of physics, the preferred journals and the leading affiliations are identified. The most frequently cited Cuban physics publications are given. Finally, the overall scientific ranking of Cuba among the world nations is investigated.

  7. Theological Higher Education in Cuba. Part 4: The Historical Roots and Milestones of the Eastern Cuba Baptist Theological Seminary

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    Esqueda, Octavio J.

    2007-01-01

    This article presents an overview of the Eastern Cuba Baptist Theological Seminary. The seminary was founded in the city of Santiago de Cuba, on October 10, 1949, by the Eastern Baptist Convention. The seminary exists to provide training for pastors in the Eastern Baptist Convention. The school offers a four-year program leading to a bachelor in…

  8. Clinical Characteristics and Pharmacological Treatment of Psychotic Patients Attending the Mental Health Services of the Pediatric Hospital of Cienfuegos

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    Beatriz Sabina Roméu

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: the mental health services of the Pediatric Hospital of Cienfuegos receive all patients in the province that need to be hospitalized. Among them, children and adolescents functioning at the psychotic level are of great clinical and social importance. Objective: to describe the clinical characteristics and pharmacological treatment of psychotic patients treated in the mental health services. Methods: a case series study of 35 psychotic patients admitted to the mental health unit of the Pediatric Hospital of Cienfuegos was conducted between 2008 and 2012. Demographic variables, in addition to variables related to clinical data and pharmacotherapeutic aspects were analyzed. Results: sixty five point seven percent of patients were adolescents and 77.1% were of urban origin. The most common diagnoses were acute and transient psychotic disorder and schizophrenia. Sixty three percent had a family history of psychiatric disorder. Forty percent were treated with trifluoperazine and an equal percent took haloperidol. Psychotic symptoms were controlled in 58% of patients during the first weeks. Conclusion: white adolescent patients from urban areas with a family history of psychiatric illness predominated. They received regular psychiatric attention and experienced the symptoms for a short time before being treated. The most frequently prescribed medications were typical antipsychotic drugs, which caused adverse reactions in a third of the patients. In the first few weeks, psychotic symptoms were controlled in most patients, although half of them experienced a recurrence of symptoms, which evolved into conditions with worse prognosis.

  9. Formas de diagnóstico y discapacidades por lepra en la provincia de Cienfuegos de 1980 a 2005

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    Manuel Moisés Sabatés Martínez

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: la lepra es una enfermedad crónica y transmisible que acompaña al hombre desde sus inicios. Es capaz, en su evolución, de producir grandes deformidades muy temidas por los pacientes. Objetivo: describir la forma de diagnóstico y las discapacidades por lepra en la provincia de Cienfuegos de 1980 a 2005. Métodos: estudio descriptivo de serie de casos sobre pacientes con diagnóstico de lepra en la provincia de Cienfuegos. Se analizaron las variables: forma de diagnóstico (precoz o tardío, la existencia de discapacidades. El procesamiento de la información se realizó empleando el programa SPSS, para lo cual se creó una base de datos con las variables antes referidas.  Resultados: la proporción y tendencia de la forma de detección, precoz o tardío fue variable, en general predominaron los casos con diagnóstico precoz y sin incapacidad. Conclusiones: se evidenció, mediante la serie estudiada, la importancia de un diagnóstico precoz para evitar la aparición de discapacidades, pues a medida que aumenta el número de diagnóstico precoz disminuye proporcionalmente el número de discapacidades en los enfermos.

  10. The Contribution of the Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima Hospital to Medical Education in Cienfuegos, 1979-2016

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    Alfredo Darío Espinosa Brito

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a historical review of the contribution of the Dr. Gustavo Alderguía Lima Hospital to the emergence and development of higher medical education in Cienfuegos, emphasizing on the early stages. It highlights the fact that, true to the provincial tradition, everything was organized, implemented and developed with our own professionals. It includes some events that demonstrate the role played by this institution, its faculty, workers in general, and undergraduate and graduate students in achieving better health and education in the province, as well as the integration with other institutions. A group of difficulties and challenges in the field of teaching faced by the hospital for almost four decades is also discussed. It is argued that the university hospital of the future in Cienfuegos must be based on the general policies of our health system, but adapting them to the local context to be consistent with Marti's dream "with all and for the good of all", bearing in mind that we have to fulfill the mandate that the hospital must be “a symbol of the health, life, and happiness of the people of Cienfuegos” and that “it is impossible to close the doors”.

  11. Prevalence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in the Population of the Area I in the Municipality of Cienfuegos

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    Hilda María Delgado Acosta

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    Full Text Available Background: since the beginning of the epidemiological transition, there was a prevalence of morbidity and mortality from non communicable diseases, mainly cardiovascular disease. Objective: to identify the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in the population of the Area I in the municipality of Cienfuegos during 2010-2011. Methods: a descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in the population of the Area I in Cienfuegos by means of a complex three-stage equal probability sample of 581 people. The sampling units consisted of districts, areas and sections containing the dwellings where the subjects were chosen. A survey with the following variables was applied: age, sex, marital status, skin color, history of hypertension and diabetes mellitus, smoking, physical activity, food intake (fruits, vegetables and fat, body mass index and waist circumference. Results: 35-44-year age group and female sex predominated, as well as white married individuals. Prevalence of diabetes mellitus and smoking was 6.4% and 28.6%, respectively. Only 26.2% of the respondents were engaged in adequate physical activity. Consumption of fruits was 61.3%. Prevalence of hypertension was 33.8%. Conclusions: The risk factors were more prevalent in females, except for smoking and hypertension; they were more evident with increasing age. Role of hypertension as a tracer condition closely related to cardiovascular risk factors was demonstrated.

  12. Nanotechnologies in Cuba: Popularization and Training

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    Rodríguez Castellanos, Carlos

    In Cuba, as in other countries, activities in the field of nanotechnology emerged from the converging development of research in materials physics and chemistry, microelectronics, supramolecular physics, microbiology and molecular biology. During the 1990s, theoretical and experimental work on semiconductor nanostructures gained in importance. Cuban physicists organized the Red CYTED (Network CYTED) to "study fabrication and characterization of semiconductor nanostructures for micro and optoelectronics" which functioned between 1998 and 2003 with the participation of eight Spanish-American countries. The network organized various courses and scientific meetings, edited a book and supported the scientific collaboration among the participant institutions.

  13. The Physics of Complex Systems in Cuba

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    Sotolongo-Costa, Oscar

    In relating the circumstances that led to the birth and development of the physics of complex systems in Cuba, it is difficult to avoid being anecdotal—particularly because of the difficult times during which this research started. Cuban eclecticism, whose spectrum extends from religious syncretism to world-class medicine, seems quite coherent with the field of complex systems, characterized by the synergy of diverse fields. Such a combination, however, in the beginning seemed to be quite removed from the physicists' standard research dogmas.

  14. An overview of genetic counseling in Cuba.

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    Cruz, Araceli Lantigua

    2013-12-01

    This brief report provides an overview of the history and current status of genetic services in Cuba. In 1971, the University of Medical Sciences of Havana began to train doctors in medical genetics according to the medicine development plan in Cuba. With the aim of introducing genetic services to the population, two main issues were identified: the impact of neural tube defects as a cause of infantile mortality, and a founder effect resulting in a high frequency of sickle cell anemia, which increased the mortality rate and impacted the quality of peoples' lives. The impact of consanguinity is variable; it depends on the isolation of the population, with rates of 1 to 11% in different regions for first and second cousin marriages. From 1981, the services of medical genetics began to expand to the entire country, according to a government directive, and the need to design a program for the specialty became evident. From 1995 to 2000, two Masters-level programs were designed by professors of the Department of Medical Genetics, University of Medical Sciences of Havana, and authorized by the Ministry of Higher Education. One program in medical genetics was designed for physicians with other specialties, and the second program was designed to train professionals to become genetic counselors. The majority of graduates from the latter program are working at the primary level of healthcare.

  15. Oil and gas exploration in Cuba

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    Echevarria-Rodriguez, G.; Hernandez-Perez, G.; Lopez-Quintero, J.O.; Lopez-Rivera, J.G.; Rodriguez-Hernandez, R.; Sanchez-Arango, J.R.; Socorro-Trujillo, R.; Tenreyro-Perez, R.; Yparraguirre-Pena, J.L. (Union Del Petroleo, Havana (Cuba))

    1991-07-01

    Oil and gas exploration in Cuba began with the discovery of the Motembo oilfield in 1881, and some 25 oilfields have subsequently been discovered, the largest of which are Boca de Jaruco and Varadero. Two oil-bearing provinces are known: the Northern Cuban Province, which includes the overthrust belt; and the Southern Cuban Province, to the south of the overthrust belt, which includes a number of Cretaceous-Tertiary basins. Rocks in the overthrust belt are intensely faulted and folded, with folds trending NE in western Cuba and NW elsewhere on the island. The Northern Cuban Province is about 1,000-kms long and 80- to 100-kms wide; sediments here are generally 10- to 12-kms thick. Seven overthrust surfaces have been identified by drilling, and correspond to different oil zones; thus, oilfields are characteristically located within different tectonic-stratigraphic units. The Southern Cuban Province covers an area of about 60,000 sq. kms, and is composed of several basins, whose development was different from those to the north. Oil has been located in the Central Basin, where oilfields are present in positive structures, but not so far in any other basins here, although surface and subsurface oil steeps are common in this area. (author)

  16. Biothechnology conferences held in Cuba. Cuba no biotechnology gakkai ni sankashite

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    Murata, M. (Ajinomoto Co. Inc., Tokyo, (Japan))

    1990-04-25

    Three biotechnology conferences including Cuba International Interferon Conference were held at Havana in April 1989, and the author participated in them. The number of participants was about 3,000. Most of them were from the Middle and the Central America, but there were also those from Europe, the USSR and the USA. The three conferences were composed of 16 symposiums and they covered a wide range of field such as medical science, agriculture and industry. High leveled reports were read in the conferences: on the application of interferons to medical treatments, curing effects of infections caused by herpes virus and B type hepatitis virus, anti-tumor effects, and anti-virus effects against AIDS virus; on the production of protein and vaccini by gene engineering, large quantity production of interleukin and epithelium cell multiplication genes. Especially impressing were the efforts the whole nation of Cuba makes to promote biotechnology and its modern facilities. 3 figs.

  17. Determination of the learning needs of doctors working in the Mountain Plan in Cienfuegos province. Determinación de las necesidades de aprendizaje de los médicos del Plan Turquino en la provincia de Cienfuegos.

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    Manuel Fernández Urquiza

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: It is of great importance for the country´s educational strategy the constant studying of the staff already formed either technically or professionally . The actions within the Post graduate subsystem have been growing in organisation and maturity. The learning are determined and priorised taking into account the improving principles of the determination of the health personnel needs, the population needs and their level of satisfaction. Objectives: To carry out the diagnosis of the professional´s learning needs who are working at hospitals and consultations offices at the Turquino Plan in Cienfuegos province. Method: It is a qualitative research . The universe is formed by the staff working at the 2 hospitals and the 18 consultation offices at the Turquino Plan in Cienfuegos. The methods used are: Observation, Interviews to experts, Surveys and Group Dynamics. The techniques were applied taking into consideration David Leyva´s deductive model and Peter Park Investigation in Action. Results: learning needs were identified derived from professional competence . The Infrastructure problems that limit such competence was also defined

    Fundamento : Es de sumo interés para la estrategia educacional del país la constante superación de los recursos humanos ya formados técnica y profesionalmente. Las acciones dentro del subsistema de posgrado han ido ganando en organización y madurez. Entre los principios del perfeccionamiento está la determinación de las necesidades del personal de salud, a partir de las necesidades que se detectan y el nivel de satisfacción de la población; se determinan de esta forma las necesidades de aprendizaje y sus prioridades. Objetivos: Realizar diagnóstico de las necesidades de aprendizaje de los profesionales (médicos que se encuentran laborando en los hospitales y los consultorios

  18. Clinical and Epidemiological Characterization of Patients with Herpes Simplex in Cienfuegos Caracterización clínico-epidemiológica de pacientes con herpes simple en Cienfuegos

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    Marlene Curbelo Alonso

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Herpes simplex is a common condition, considered to be a sexually transmitted infection. Nevertheless, it is not commonly noticed. Objective: To characterize clinically and epidemiologically patients with herpes simplex virus in Cienfuegos. Methods: Prospective case series study that included 66 patients diagnosed with herpes simplex, who attended Dermatology Consultation at the Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima Hospital in Cienfuegos from January to June 2007. The variables analyzed included: age, sex, skin color, family medical history, age at onset of the first injury, type of infection, location and injuries triggering factors. Results: The infection was more common in ages from 35 to 44 years old and in white skinned females. Most of them denied family medical history. The age of disease onset was after 15 years; recurrence prevailed over incidence. The mouth was the most common presentation location; stress, sun exposure and digestive disorders were found to be possible triggering factors of the disease. Conclusions: The disease appears mainly in female patients with average age of 34 years old and white skin color. Its main location was around the mouth.Fundamento: el herpes simple es una afección frecuente, considerada como una infección de transmisión sexual, sin embargo no es habitual notificarla. Objetivo: caracterizar clínica y epidemiológicamente a pacientes con virus del herpes simple en Cienfuegos. Métodos: estudio prospectivo de serie de casos, que incluyó 66 pacientes con diagnóstico de herpes simple, que acudieron a las consultas de Dermatología en el Hospital Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima, de Cienfuegos, en el periodo de enero a junio de 2007. Se analizaron: edad, sexo, color de la piel, antecedentes patológicos familiares, edad de comienzo de las primeras lesiones, tipo de

  19. La agricultura urbana en la ciudad de Cienfuegos: ejes estratégicos en pos de la sostenibilidad agrícola. Urban agriculture in the city of Cienfuegos: strategic areas towards agricultural sustainability

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    Xiomara Asunción Moreno Lorenzo

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    Full Text Available El crecimiento progresivo de la ciudad de Cienfuegos, su población y el incremento del número de fuentes de contaminación atmosférica, que afectan cada vez más la salud de la población, revelan la necesidad de perfeccionar el Ordenamiento Territorial y Urbano, así como las políticas de manejo territorial que contribuyan a su sostenibilidad. Por ello, es objetivo de la investigación caracterizar la agricultura urbana que se realiza en la ciudad de Cienfuegos y determinar los ejes estratégicos, para la realización ulterior de su plan de ordenamiento territorial y urbano. La transformación de la agricultura urbana demanda de un proceso de ordenamiento territorial y urbano del sector que permita el mejor aprovechamiento de los recursos y el manejo sostenible. Para la determinación de los ejes estratégicos se procedió con métodos participativos a elaborar la visión de futuro deseada para la agricultura urbana, con la elaboración de la matriz DAFO, que representa una técnica pertinente para el análisis estratégico y la formulación del problema y la solución. La identificación y caracterización de variables y análisis espacial mediante un Sistema de Información Geográfica, permitieron determinar los impactos positivos y negativos en su entorno urbanístico, ambiental, económico y social, enunciando los ejes estratégicos para el ordenamiento urbano. El artículo presente da cuenta de esa experiencia. The progressive growth of the city of Cienfuegos, its population and increase of the number of sources of air pollution, affecting increasingly health of the population, reveal the need for improve the land use and urban and policies land management that contribute to sustainability. Therefore, it is research objective to characterize urban agriculture that held in the city of Cienfuegos and determine the strategic axes, for the further implementation of its plan of land use and urban. The transformation of urban agriculture

  20. Update on Comprehensive Management of Cholera. Recommendations of the Expert Workshop. Cienfuegos 2014

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    Full Text Available Cholera is a reemerging disease that was reintroduced into Cuba in late 2012. A provincial workshop attended by 83 professionals from the health institutions in the territory was developed on August 27, 2014 in order to analyse the technical elements for prevention and management of cholera outbreaks and to improve the provincial prevention and control plan for this disease. Group techniques including brainstorming and focus group were applied. Finally, the groups met to present their recommendations and approve the document. Main areas for improvement are related to: keeping an intensive training program, particularly for new professionals and technicians; having safe means for disinfecting and washing contaminated clothes; developing a health promotion and prevention strategy related to “clean hands” and “safe drinking water”; improving the information flow and intra- and inter-sectoral collaboration. It is concluded that the cholera prevention and control plan comprises the technical elements for an appropriate response; however, it can be improved by means of new training and control actions, increased risk perception among health professionals and in the communities, effective control of events and improved networking and inter-sectoral work.

  1. Physics and Women: A Challenge Being Successfully Met in Cuba

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    Arias de Fuentes, Olimpia

    The history of physics in Cuba, like all the country's educational and scientific development, cannot be understood without taking into account its close relationship with the social changes that took place in Cuba during the five decades elapsed since 1959. This should include due consideration to the role played by women in this process, all the more since the link between science and gender is now generally regarded as a subject of growing special interest

  2. Disaster management and multihazard risk assessment in Cuba

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    Castellanos Abella, E.A.

    2008-01-01

    The success, statistically proved, of the civil defense system in Cuba have been justified differently worldwide. While some experts relate this fact to the social welfare others debate about the forced evacuation. Beside, the long term development of disaster reduction in the country is commonly forgotten by many disaster experts. This paper presents a pragmatic analysis of the evolution of the civil defense system in Cuba and the key factors for their success. The analysis of the system sta...

  3. Santiago de Cuba : la modernización postergada

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    Fleitas Monnar, María Teresa

    1995-01-01

    La autora expone las limitaciones que ocasiona la guerra de independencia de 1868-1878 en el progreso cubano de la ciudad de Santiago de Cuba. El paso creciente de mediados del siglo XIX hacia la modernización fue paralizado y, por el contrario, Santiago de Cuba mostraría una imagen decadente. La voluntad civilizadora quedó latiente, pero sería postergada a décadas interbélicas.

  4. Climate vulnerability in Cuba. The role of social networks

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    Sygna, L.

    2005-10-01

    The case of Cuba offers a unique opportunity to investigate the dynamics of climate vulnerability. This paper takes a closer look at recent economic and social developments in Cuba, and how these affect patterns of vulnerability. Faced with the ongoing processes of climate change and economic globalization, Cuban households are carefully trying to sustain livelihood. Findings suggest that social networks are important as means of accessing coping strategies. Their access is on the other hand not equally distributed.

  5. Climate vulnerability in Cuba. The role of social networks

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    The case of Cuba offers a unique opportunity to investigate the dynamics of climate vulnerability. This paper takes a closer look at recent economic and social developments in Cuba, and how these affect patterns of vulnerability. Faced with the ongoing processes of climate change and economic globalization, Cuban households are carefully trying to sustain livelihood. Findings suggest that social networks are important as means of accessing coping strategies. Their access is on the other hand not equally distributed

  6. Seguridad del paciente con trastorno mental en el Sistema de Salud Mental de la provincia de Cienfuegos

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    Juan Rafael Cordero Jiménez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El tema de la seguridad del paciente en el Sistema de Salud Mental constituye una necesidad impostergable de estudio, análisis, investigación e implementación. El objetivo de este trabajo es enfocar dicho tema como la integración de tres grandes sistemas: seguridad asistencial, seguridad tecnológica y seguridad logística. El sistema de salud mental en la provincia Cienfuegos, es abordado en algunos de los tópicos tratados, pero la mayoría de los contenidos es aplicable a nivel nacional, pues van desde la práctica asistencial propiamente dicha hasta cuestiones legales y éticas.

  7. Radiological monitoring of food in Cuba

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    The appearing of the problem for protecting the environment from radioactive contamination is not an accidental matter. The introduction into the earth crust of radioactive material coming from nuclear weapons, accidents, wastes, etc, has caused, as a consequence, the contamination of the biosphere. The extensive trade of food in our country has made necessary the establishment of radiological monitoring in food, which was organized by the Department of Public Health. The structure, functions, characteristics and aspects related to radiological monitoring of food in Cuba are shown in the present paper. The organization and resources for performing the monitoring program, both for normal conditions and for nuclear and/or radiological emergency cases, are detailed. (author). 12 refs., 2 figs

  8. International Medical Collaboration: Lessons from Cuba

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    Mauro Castelló González

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Over 50,000 Cuban health professionals are currently working overseas in 67 different countries. They work in conjunction with local health professionals. The majority work in primary care in deprived areas. The aim is to reduce morbidity and mortality but also improve health in the long term by training local health professionals, and building both institutions and a structure to deliver health care alongside educating the local population. Cuba is a small, middle-income country. It has, however, made a significant international contribution in relation to medical collaboration. Cuba’s international collaboration is based on the principles of social justice and equity for all. It has set an example for other countries to emulate.

  9. Cuba: Internet, acceso y sociedad del conocimiento

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    Suárez Sian, Michel D.

    2012-01-01

    Cuba muestra uno de los peores datos de América Latina en cuanto a la utilización de internet. La isla se conectó a la red en 1996, a través de un enlace satelital, y en 2011 puso en funcionamiento un cable submarino de fibra óptica. Esta última iniciativa, en colaboración con Venezuela, no ha supuesto una mejoría en el acceso ciudadano, ni en la democratización informativa del país. El Gobierno cubano persiste en el analfabetismo tecnológico del pequeño sector privado e intensifica el hos...

  10. Cuba, desarrollo, dependencia y heterogeneidad estructural

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    Edel J. Fresneda

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo reexamina la estrategia de desarrollo prevaleciente en Cuba, observando las variables de dependencia y heterogeneidad estructural. Busca distinguir cómo, a pesar de haber existido una desconexión política en la isla, su estrategia de desarrollo socialista enfrenta retos significativos que están determinados por el grado de heterogeneidad de su economía y por la profundidad de su dependencia al sistema de intercambio mundial. Como desafíos más importantes para la estrategia de desarrollo prevaleciente, se denotan: a evaluar los efectos de la incorporación de actores supranacionales en los marcos de una heterogeneidad estructural, por la insuficiencia de financiamientos y capital; y b proponer un desarrollo endógeno a partir de la incorporación del capital humano logrado en la isla.

  11. Cuba [Energy indicators for sustainable development

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    The ISED framework methodology is an appropriate tool for analysing different energy policies, with respect to their social, economic, environmental and institutional dimensions. The lack of certain data prevented a complete analysis of all the implemented energy policies in Cuba at the necessary level of detail. Nevertheless, with collected data, analyses were performed with acceptable results. The use of the ISED framework methodology contributed significantly to enhancing Cuba's statistical capabilities. It was possible to introduce appropriate changes into the national statistical system within a short period of time. Three new surveys were introduced into the system, and capabilities were enhanced to make the national statistics system compatible with international standards for the first time. Fuel import dependence decreased by rising domestic crude oil and associated gas production, but this dependence could be further lowered if the sugarcane sector recovered from its depressing trend. Nevertheless, the use of associated gas for electricity generation eliminated contamination by sulphur emissions in a major tourism area, and contributed to the enhanced efficiency of electricity generation with the introduction of new technology (i.e., combined cycle units). Increased domestic crude oil and associated gas production provided fuel for the generation of 93% of the electricity produced in the country in 2003. The potential for renewable energy has not been fully realized, since the principal sources from which it is obtained (i.e., biomass, and especially sugarcane biomass) faced considerable constraints - low prices in the international market, lack of funds and fertilizers required for better performance in production, etc. Nevertheless, electrification with PV systems, hydro and wind power have had an important social impact for major social entities (e.g., schools, hospital, etc.). A new programme for the exploitation of reservoirs and 'run of river

  12. Cáncer de tiroides. Caracterización en la provincia de Cienfuegos (2006-2010

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: el cáncer de tiroides es el carcinoma endocrino más común, aunque solo represente un 1% del total de tipos cáncer. Su incidencia parece aumentar un 4% cada año, y en la actualidad es el octavo cáncer más frecuente en mujeres, apareciendo fundamentalmente en las edades comprendidas entre los 25 y 65 años.Objetivo: caracterizar el comportamiento del cáncer de tiroides en la provincia de Cienfuegos. Métodos: se realizó un estudio descriptivo, ambiespectivo, de corte longitudinal, con un total de 62 pacientes operados en el servicio de Cirugía General del hospital Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima, durante el quinquenio 2006-2010. Las variables estudiadas: tasas de incidencia anual, edad, sexo, localización y tipo histológico del tumor, y estado actual de los pacientes. Resultados: el mayor número de pacientes correspondió al sexo femenino, siendo el carcinoma papilar la variante histológica más diagnosticada (85,19 %. La incidencia mayor se registró en el año 2010. El grupo edades de 41 a 50 años fue el más representativo. El mayor número de cánceres (79,03 % se diagnosticaron en el estadio I. Conclusiones: la propia incidencia elevada del cáncer de tiroides en la provincia de Cienfuegos, en los últimos cinco años, ha hecho que la vigilancia sobre esta afección se haya incrementado, lo cual se evidencia por el diagnóstico en etapas tempranas, resultado de este estudio.

  13. Heavy metal determination by X-rays spectrometry in superficial sediments at Havana Bay

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    Gelen, Alina; Izquierdo, Walter; Lopez, Neivy; Corrales, Yasser; Casanova, Amaya O.; Diaz, Oscar; Manso, Maria V.; D' Alessandro, Katia [Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology, Havana (Cuba)], E-mail: alina@instec.cu; Reyes, Enma; Toledo, Carlos [Central Laboratory Criminology, Havana (Cuba); Beltran, Jesus; Perez, Marlen; Ramirez, Marta [Engineering Centre for Environmental Management of Bays and Coasts, Havana (Cuba)], E-mail: beltran@cimab.transnet.cu; Soto, Jesus [Universidad de Cantabria, Santander (Spain)], E-mail: sotoj@unican.es

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    Havana Bay is a typical bag-type located in the Western-North Coast of the Republic of Cuba. Since 1980 it has been the object of a study for sea bottom rehabilitation and improvement of quality of the waters, where the final objective will be the recovery of the coastal and marine ecosystem. Thirteen surface samples of the Havana Bay (Cuba) were collected and analysed by X-Rays spectrometry. Some majority elements (Si, Ca, K, Na, S, Cl, Al, Fe, Mg, C and O) were measured by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with microanalysis to perform geomorphologic analysis. Nine elements (Ca, Fe, Ti, Mn, Cu, Zn, Sr, Zr and Pb) have been measured using an Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) with a Si(Li) detector. Multivariate statistical was used for the analysis. The concentration levels showed this bay as the most polluted in Cuba. The highest contents of Cu, Zn and Pb were obtained in Atares and Marimelena Cove; these elements are indicators of urban as well as industrial pollution. (author)

  14. La guerra de 1895 en Cuba y sus consecuencias

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    Tarragó, Rafael E.

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available On 24 February 1895 most people in Cuba did not want a war of independence, because reforms for the island had been approved by the Madrid parliament. The reaction to the insurrection begun in Cuba on that date by the Spanish government of Antonio Cánovas del Castillo was to treat all Cubans as rebels. In 1896 Cánovas sent general Weyler to Cuba, and by the end of 1897 he had stopped the advances of the insurrectionists, but the forced removal of the rural population into urban settlements that he decreed in order to prevent their assistance to the insurgents, led to thousands of deaths by hunger and disease, and in the United States public opinion began to clamor for intervention in Cuba to expel Spain, and this was advised by people like the Consul General in Havana, Fitzhugh Lee. The war begun in 1895 for the independence of Cuba had as consecuences the war of the United States with Spain in 1898 and its transformation into a world power with the colonies that it took from Spain in Asia and America.El 24 de febrero de 1895 la mayor parte de los habitantes de Cuba no deseaba una guerra de independencia, porque se acababa de votar en el parlamento de Madrid por reformas liberalizantes para la isla. La reacción del gobierno de Antonio Cánovas del Castillo a la insurrección iniciada en Cuba en esa fecha fue no implementar las reformas y tratar a todos los cubanos como insurrectos. En 1896 Cánovas envió al general Weyler a Cuba, quien logró frenar el avance de los insurrectos, pero la reconcentración de los campesinos en centros urbanos que este decretó para privar de su apoyo a los insurrectos causó miles de muertes por hambre y enfermedad y en los Estados Unidos la opinión pública comenzó a favorecer la intervención en Cuba, acción aconsejada por expansionistas como el Cónsul General de los Estados Unidos en La Habana, Fitzhugh Lee. La guerra comenzada en 1895 para la independencia de Cuba tuvo como consecuencias la guerra de

  15. Reemergence of dengue in Cuba: a 1997 epidemic in Santiago de Cuba.

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    Kourí, G; Guzmán, M. G.; Valdés, L.; Carbonel, I.; del Rosario, D.; Vazquez, S; Laferté, J.; Delgado, J.; Cabrera, M. V.

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    After 15 years of absence, dengue reemerged in the municipality of Santiago de Cuba because of increasing migration to the area by people from disease-endemic regions, a high level of vector infestation, and the breakdown of eradication measures. The 1997 epidemic was detected early through an active surveillance system. Of 2,946 laboratory-confirmed cases, 205 were dengue hemorrhagic fever, and 12 were fatal. No deaths were reported in persons under 16 years of age. Now the epidemic is fully...

  16. Macurije (Pinar del Río, Cuba

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    Full Text Available Evaluación de las clases de calidad de sitio de Pinus caribaea var. caribaea en la Empresa Forestal Integral Macurije (Pinar del Río, Cuba. La inves-tigación se realizó en rodales de Pinus caribaea var. caribaea de plantaciones de la Empresa Forestal Integral (EFI Macurije (22º 06´ y 22º 42´ de latitud Norte y los 83º 48´ y 84º 23´ de longitud oeste perteneciente a la provincia de Pinar del Río (Cuba occidental. El objetivo de este trabajo es evaluar las clases de calidad de sitio de Pinus caribaea var. caribaea en la empresa para correlacionarlas con las propiedades de los suelos que así las definen. Para ello, se tomó una muestra de 50 rodales al azar de los 677 rodales existentes en esta empresa, teniendo como variable de interés la calidad de sitio y como variables predictoras: tipo de suelo, textura, saturación, humificación, profundidad del suelo, profundidad pedológica y pendiente topográfica. Estas variables se escogieron por su fuerte influencia sobre la calidad de sitio. Se establecieron como restricciones para la selección que hubiese 10 rodales por cada calidad de sitio y que estuviesen en las clases de edades superiores a 10 años. Se obtuvo un modelo de regresión lineal múltiple paso a paso, el cual explicó la relación existente entre las variables edáficas y la pendiente topográfica con la calidad de sitio. El modelo explicó el 30 % de la variación de la calidad de sitio. El subtipo de suelo y la pendiente topográfica fueron las variables más explicativas de la calidad de sitio y por lo tanto deben tomarse como referentes a la hora de planificar la gestión forestal de las plantaciones de Pinus caribaea var. caribaea.

  17. 31 CFR 515.415 - Travel to Cuba; transportation of certain Cuban nationals.

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    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Travel to Cuba; transportation of... CONTROL REGULATIONS Interpretations § 515.415 Travel to Cuba; transportation of certain Cuban nationals... or a returning resident of the United States, from Cuba to the United States, unless...

  18. 77 FR 55183 - Effectiveness of Licensing Procedures for Agricultural Commodities to Cuba

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    ... Cuba AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Request for comments. SUMMARY: The... Cuba. BIS will include a description of these comments in its biennial report to the Congress, as... 772 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), to Cuba. Requirements and procedures...

  19. 31 CFR 515.561 - Persons visiting close relatives in Cuba.

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    ... Cuba. 515.561 Section 515.561 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance... Cuba. (a) General license. (1) Persons subject to the jurisdiction of the United States and persons... close relative, as defined in § 515.339 of this part, who is a national of Cuba, as defined in §...

  20. 3 CFR - Continuation of the National Emergency Relating to Cuba and of the Emergency Authority Relating...

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    ... Cuba and of the Emergency Authority Relating to the Regulation of the Anchorage and Movement of Vessels... Emergency Relating to Cuba and of the Emergency Authority Relating to the Regulation of the Anchorage and... north of Cuba. In July 1996 and on subsequent occasions, the Cuban government stated its intent...

  1. 31 CFR 515.548 - Services rendered by Cuba to United States aircraft.

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    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Services rendered by Cuba to United... REGULATIONS Licenses, Authorizations, and Statements of Licensing Policy § 515.548 Services rendered by Cuba to United States aircraft. Specific licenses are issued for payment to Cuba of charges for...

  2. 31 CFR 515.207 - Entry of vessels engaged in trade with Cuba.

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    ... with Cuba. 515.207 Section 515.207 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and... REGULATIONS Prohibitions § 515.207 Entry of vessels engaged in trade with Cuba. Except as specifically... place in Cuba to engage in the trade of goods or the purchase or provision of services, may enter a...

  3. 75 FR 54594 - Effectiveness of Licensing Procedures for Agricultural Commodities to Cuba

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    ... Cuba AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Request for comments. SUMMARY: The... Cuba. BIS will include a description of these comments in its biennial report to the Congress, as... of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), to Cuba. Requirements and procedures associated...

  4. 31 CFR 515.553 - Bank accounts of official representatives in Cuba of foreign governments.

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    ... representatives in Cuba of foreign governments. 515.553 Section 515.553 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations... Bank accounts of official representatives in Cuba of foreign governments. Specific licenses are issued authorizing payments from accounts of official representatives in Cuba of foreign governments for...

  5. Cholera with severe renal failure in an Italian tourist returning from Cuba, July 2013.

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    Mascarello, M; Deiana, M L; Maurel, C; Lucarelli, C; Luzzi, I; Luzzati, R

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    In July 2013, an Italian tourist returning from Cuba was hospitalised in Trieste, Italy, for cholera caused by Vibrio cholerae O1 serotype Ogawa with severe renal failure. An outbreak of cholera was reported in Cuba in January 2013. Physicians should consider the diagnosis of cholera in travellers returning from Cuba presenting with acute watery diarrhoea.

  6. 76 FR 5058 - Airports of Entry or Departure for Flights to and From Cuba

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    ... or Departure for Flights to and From Cuba AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS. ACTION... United States and Cuba must arrive at or depart from one of three named U.S. airports: John F. Kennedy... the United States and Cuba. These amendments are in accordance with the President's recent...

  7. 31 CFR 515.337 - Prohibited officials of the Government of Cuba.

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  8. 31 CFR 515.564 - Professional research and professional meetings in Cuba.

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    ..., academic nature; (ii) The research comprises a full work schedule in Cuba; (iii) The research has a... tourism in Cuba or other commercial activities involving Cuba that are inconsistent with this part; and... exportation”) and items not eligible for Department of Commerce GFT or BAG License Exceptions, 15 CFR...

  9. Victoria Brú Sánchez and the epidemic of influenza in Cienfuegos, 1918 Victoria Brú Sánchez y la epidemia de Influenza de 1918 en Cienfuegos.

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    Alfredo Dario Espinosa Brito

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Brief biographical data are exposed about the nurse Victoria Brú Sánchez, such as her birth, childhood and adolescent years. Some factors are mentioned that influenced in their vocational orientation toward the Infirmary, such as her family antecedents and personal experiences when witnessing other epidemics that whipped our population in those years. We refer too her life as student of the School of Nurses in the Hospital Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes de La Habana. It is mentioned as well all the places where she worked after graduation and the different positions that she occupied during its brief, but brilliant, professional life. The most characteristic features in her personality and her self-denying and heroic behavior, are analyzed, principally during the epidemic of Influenza that affected Cienfuegos in the year 1918, moment in which she lost the life trying to help other people.Se exponen breves datos biográficos de la enfermera Victoria Brú Sánchez, en cuanto a su nacimiento, infancia y juventud. Se mencionan algunos factores que influyeron en su orientación vocacional hacia la enfermería, tales como sus antecedentes familiares y vivencias personales al presenciar otras epidemias que azotaban a nuestra población en aquellos años. Se describe suscintamente su etapa de alumna de la Escuela de Enfermeras del Hospital Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes de La Habana y, una vez graduada, se mencionan todos los lugares donde trabajó y los distintos cargos que ocupó durante su breve, pero brillante, vida profesional. Se analizan los rasgos más característicos de su personalidad y su comportamiento abnegado y heroico durante la epidemia de Influenza que afectó a Cienfuegos en el año 1918, donde perdió la vida en el cumplimiento de su deber y por lo cual se convirtió en mártir de la enfermería cubana.

  10. Revolution on the mind: Cuba, between fact and fable

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    Jean Stubbs

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    Full Text Available [First paragraph] To make a world safe for revolution: Cuba's foreign policy. JORGE I. DOMÏNGUEZ. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 1989. viii + 365 pp. (Cloth US$ 35.00 U.S. - Cuba relations in the 1990s. JORGE I. DoMfNGUEZ & RAFAEL HERNANDEZ (eds.. Boulder CO: Westview, 1989. ix + 324 pp. (Cloth US$ 42.00, Paper US$ 15.95 Transformation and struggle: Cuba faces the 1990s. SANDOR HALEBSKY & JOHN M. KIRK (eds.. with the assistance of Rafael Hernéndez. New York: Praeger, 1990. xxvi + 291 pp. (Cloth US$ 45.00, Paper US$ 17.95 "A masterpiece of political intrigue" was one description of Jorge Dominguez' earlier book, Cuba: order and revolution; and it is a fitting comment for its sequel foreign policy volume. Dominguez himself opens with: "This is not a book of fiction, yet much of the story seems a fantasy." The story is how, from 1959 to 1988, Cuban leaders sought "to make a world safe for revolution" and, in the process, that small country Cuba came to have "the foreign policy of a big power." In his thorough, methodical fashion, Dominguez marshalls a wealth of documentary evidence from varied and conflicting sources, backed with extensive interview material, to paint a "behind the scènes" story of policymakers and their policy.

  11. The Debate in Cuba's Scientific Community on Sudden Cardiac Death.

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    Vilches, Ernesto; Ochoa, Luis A; Ramos, Lianne

    2015-10-01

    Sudden cardiac death poses a challenge to modern medicine because of its high incidence, the unexpected and dramatic nature of the event, and years of potential life lost. What's more, despite modest decreases in global mortality attributed to cardiovascular diseases, incidence of sudden cardiac death has not declined. Cuba, like most of the Americas, suffers from knowledge gaps that hamper adequate strategies to address sudden cardiac death as a population health problem. We suggest that a generally accepted operational definition of sudden cardiac death be agreed upon, and a national registry developed that recognizes this cause of death on death certificates. These two actions will enable Cuba's public health authorities to assess the extent of the problem and to design intervention strategies for the population with intermediate and lower cardiovascular risk, the group in which most cases occur. KEYWORDS Sudden cardiac death, cardiovascular disease, sudden death, sudden cardiac arrest, risk reduction, prevention and control, Cuba.

  12. La batalla contra el racismo en la Cuba de hoy

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    Fernández Robaina, Tomás

    2014-01-01

    En el artículo se reflexiona en torno a la problemática del racismo en Cuba en las últimas décadas y se presenta cuestiones capitales en el debate sobre la integración de las identidades raciales en Cuba. Desde un punto de vista antropológico, Fernández Robaina repasa las cuestiones sociales que ejemplifican la compleja integración racial en la historia de la Isla para relacionarla con las actuaciones políticas que se llevan a término en los últimos años, no solo en Cuba, sino también en otro...

  13. Intelectualidad criolla y nación en Cuba

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    Luis Miguel GARCÍA MORA

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En este artículo se analizan las interacciones entre las posiciones intelectuales de los autonomistas cubanos y su idea de la nacionalidad, y la utilización que de la "raza" hicieron los científicos criollos. En una primera parte, se estudian los debates en torno a los pobladores "ideales" con los que constituir una nación moderna y "civilizada", que alejara de Cuba el fantasma de la "africanización". La segunda parte del trabajo se centra en el análisis de la publicación cultural más importante del momento, como fue la Revista de Cuba (1877-1884. Una publicación al servicio de una ciencia criolla, en la que se expuso el concepto de nacionalidad y el proyecto político de los autonomistas, compartido por la mayoría de los científicos cubanos. Palabras Clave: Cuba, ciencia criolla, autonomismo, intelectuales, nacionalidad. ABSTRACT: This article analyzes the interactions between the Cuban Autonomists, their intellectual positions and their ideas about "nationality", and the use of the concept of "race" made by the Criollo scientists. The first part studies debates on the "ideal" settlers for the forming of a modern and "civilized" nation, which would remove the spectre of "Africanization" from Cuba. The second part of this work is focused on the analysis of the most important cultural review of the time, the Revista de Cuba (1877-1884. It was in this publi- cation —which acted as the voice of Criollo science— that the concept of nationality and the political project of the Autonomists, which was shared by most of the Cuban scientists, was expressed. Key words: Cuba, Criollo Science, Autonomism, Intellectuals, Nationality.

  14. A New Approach to Health Services and Pharmacy in Cuba.

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    Sánchez, Alina M

    2015-12-01

    In December 17, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama surprised the world by announcing his intention to enter into negotiations aimed at reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba. Since then, expectations and interest regarding the health system of that country have increased. This report focuses on the Cuban health and pharmacy systems from a practical and educational standpoint. Pharmaceutical services, strengths, opportunities, and challenges are described. Cuba's new trends toward patient-centered care are analyzed to provide insights for developing pharmaceutical care practice and implementing policies suitable for practice in all health care settings.

  15. Recent trends in Cuba's mining and petroleum industries

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    Wacaster, Susan; Baker, Michael S.; Soto-Viruet, Yadira; Textoris, Steven D.

    2015-01-01

    In response to recent diplomatic developments between Cuba and the United States, the National Minerals Information Center compiled available information on the mineral industries of Cuba. This fact sheet highlights a new map and table that identify mines, mineral processing facilities, and petroleum facilities as well as information on location, operational status, and ownership. It also addresses the current status of known mineral industry projects, historical developments, and trends of the Cuban economy with an emphasis on mineral industries, and the supply and demand for Cuba’s mineral resources.

  16. Nueva especie de Loxostethus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Diaperini) para Cuba

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    Garrido, Orlando H.; Gutierrez, Esteban

    2010-01-01

    El género Loxostethus fue descrito por Triplehorn (1962), describiendo las especies fasciatus y opacifrons para Cuba, jamaicensis para Jamaica, y unicolor para Puerto Rico. Todas fueron halladas en hongos, y si bien no han sido reportadas de la Isla de Santo Domingo no es de extrañar que eventualmente aparezcan. Zayas (1989) describió L. quadrimaculata para Trinidad, Cuba-sin embargo, esta última especie cae dentro de la variación individual de L. fasciatus de acuerdo a la descripción de Trip...

  17. The Cuba-Florida plant-pest pathway

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    Penca, Cory; Adams, Damian C.; Huler, Jiri

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    Recent shifts in US policies towards Cuba suggest a relaxation or lifting of the embargo may occur in the near future. With the prospects of open travel and trade with Cuba come concerns over the introduction of agricultural pests. In an effort to assess these concerns the distribution-based introduction risk of pests listed in the 2015 Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey’s (CAPS) list of priority pests of economic and environmental importance is reviewed. Of the 59 pests on the CAPS priorit...

  18. A New Approach to Health Services and Pharmacy in Cuba.

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    Sánchez, Alina M

    2015-12-01

    In December 17, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama surprised the world by announcing his intention to enter into negotiations aimed at reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba. Since then, expectations and interest regarding the health system of that country have increased. This report focuses on the Cuban health and pharmacy systems from a practical and educational standpoint. Pharmaceutical services, strengths, opportunities, and challenges are described. Cuba's new trends toward patient-centered care are analyzed to provide insights for developing pharmaceutical care practice and implementing policies suitable for practice in all health care settings. PMID:26684551

  19. Bayes and empirical Bayes: do they merge?

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    Petrone, Sonia; Scricciolo, Catia

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    Bayesian inference is attractive for its coherence and good frequentist properties. However, it is a common experience that eliciting a honest prior may be difficult and, in practice, people often take an {\\em empirical Bayes} approach, plugging empirical estimates of the prior hyperparameters into the posterior distribution. Even if not rigorously justified, the underlying idea is that, when the sample size is large, empirical Bayes leads to "similar" inferential answers. Yet, precise mathematical results seem to be missing. In this work, we give a more rigorous justification in terms of merging of Bayes and empirical Bayes posterior distributions. We consider two notions of merging: Bayesian weak merging and frequentist merging in total variation. Since weak merging is related to consistency, we provide sufficient conditions for consistency of empirical Bayes posteriors. Also, we show that, under regularity conditions, the empirical Bayes procedure asymptotically selects the value of the hyperparameter for ...

  20. Neutropenia relacionada con la quimioterapia en tumores sólidos. Hospital General Universitario Camilo Cienfuegos Enero 2009- 2013

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    Yania Luisa Jiménez Madrigal

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo de corte transversal y retrospectivo referente al comportamiento de la neutropenia relacionada con la quimioterapia en tumores sólidos en el período comprendido Enero 2009- 2013 atendido en el servicio de oncología del Hospital General Universitario Camilo Cienfuegos de la provincia Sancti-Spíritus. La población la conformaron 230 enfermos neutropénicos relacionados con la quimioterapia. La investigación describe de forma general la relación existente entre la neutropenia con la quimioterapia, localización tumoral, entidades nosológicas asociadas, edad, sexo, tratamientos quimioterapéuticos y antibióticos más utilizados. Pudo observarse que existe alta incidencia de neutropenia relacionada con la quimioterapia en pacientes con cáncer de pulmón, el grupo más afectado fue el de 50-59 años predominando el sexo femenino con un alto índice de hipertensos asociados. Los tratamientos más utilizados fueron Etopóxido-Platino y Ceftrixone-Amikacina.

  1. Characterization of Patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus in the Area I in Cienfuegos from 1988 to 2011

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    Full Text Available Background: over 60 million people worldwide have been affected by the human immunodeficiency virus. Globally, it is the fourth leading cause of death; therefore it is considered a global emergency. Objective: to characterize patients with the human immunodeficiency virus.Methods: a retrospective, descriptive study was conducted involving 21 patients diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus/AIDS in the Area I in Cienfuegos from 1988 to 2011. The variables analyzed included: age, sex, year of diagnosis, People’s Council they belong to, sexual orientation, educational level, occupation, presence of opportunistic diseases and antiretroviral treatment. Results: groups aged 25 to 34 and 35 to 44 years (33, 33 % predominated; 90, 48 % of the patients were males with a ratio of 9,5:1; 38,10 % was diagnosed from 2009 to 2011, 71, 4 % of the cases belonged to the Historic Center; 57, 14 % were men who had sex with men; those who completed high school and university studies accounted for 66,66 % of the cases. Workers prevailed (57, 14 %; only 14, 29 % suffered from opportunistic diseases and 52, 4 % was undergoing antiretroviral treatment.Conclusions: infection increased in the last five years, particularly in most sexually active age groups; it was more common in men who have sex with men. More than half of the patients receive antiretroviral treatment.

  2. A new species of isopod (Isopoda: Flabellifera: Sphaeromatidae) from Cuba, with an identification key for the species of Paraimene Una especie nueva de isópodo (Isopoda: Flabellifera: Sphaeromatidae) de Cuba, con una clave de identificación para las especies de Paraimene

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    Manuel Ortiz; Ignacio Winfield; Sergio Cházaro-Olvera

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    A new species of isopod crustacean belonging to the genus Paraimene (Flabellifera, Sphaeromatidae) is described. The new species was collected from Cojimar Bay, La Habana Province, Cuba. Paraimene danieli new species differs from all other known species of the genus by the following characters: pereonites 2-3 smooth, pereonites 5-6 carínate, pereonite 7 and pleonite 1 raised at middle point, lacinia mobilis with 3 cusps. An identification key to species of Paraimene is provided.Se describe un...

  3. Energy exploitation of biogas from the waste of oil refiner Santiago de Cuba 'Erasol'

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    The wastewater is usually discharged into water bodies without receiving adequate treatment at present these bodies of water, especially rivers and seas have significantly reduced dilution capacity due to many factors, mainly related to the lack of water resources' water'. Under high operating costs and intrinsic operation of conventional treatments, implementation of systems wastewater treatment is a significant problem in countries like Cuba. Oil Refinery Company Santiago de Cuba 'ERASOL' is one of the most polluting entities Santiago Bay as their liquid waste is discharged directly into this without receiving prior treatment. This paper is determined practically by a process of anaerobic digestion, biogas potential of these residues giving a daily production of 370,24 m3, this volume of biogas would have contributed a total of 166.60 MWh of electricity in the year 2013, saving the company 764.69 CUC, to use biogas as fuel saving Fuel - Oil would be 131.38 tons, representing 103 964.27 CUC monetarily, significantly reduces the emission of polluting gases into the atmosphere as CO2 and SO2, emitting 2 729.99 tonnes and 203.73 tonnes in 2013 respectively, at a cost of 54 599.8 CUC and 860.57 CUC 411 and the pollution load discharged into the Bay of Santiago by the company would decrease considerably concentration in the effluent of 8.68 kg COD / m3’ of an initial charge of 12.4 kg COD / m3 (full text)

  4. San Diego Bay Bibliography

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    Brueggeman, Peter

    1994-01-01

    The San Diego Bay Bibliography references the scientific & gray literature on the Bay up through 1994 and it is NOT current. Compiled from numerous resources (including Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute, Regional Water Quality Control Board, & local library catalogs), it is not comprehensive since so the Bay literature is elusive. In addition, there can be duplicate references varying in completeness. The San Diego Bay Bibliography is the outcome of discussion and networking within ...

  5. Theological Higher Education in Cuba: Part 3--The Cuban Revolution

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    Esqueda, Octavio J.

    2007-01-01

    This article provides a summary of the Cuban Revolution and its implications and consequences for Christian higher education in Cuba. Christian institutions experienced the same oppression from the communist revolution as the rest of the evangelical denominations during the sixties and seventies. The worst period for Protestantism began in 1965…

  6. Socialism and Education in Cuba and Soviet Uzbekistan

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    Charon-Cardona, Euridice

    2013-01-01

    During the Cold War over half a million Asians, Africans and Latin Americans studied and graduated in the Soviet Union's universities and technical schools as part of this country's educational aid policies. Cuba was an intermediary player in the Cold War geopolitical contest between the United States and the Soviet Union, fuelled by the…

  7. Courting the future: cancer and genetics in Cuba.

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    Describing this double issue of MEDICC Review could be an exercise for a first-year philosophy course in logic. It's not about "cancer and genetics" in Cuba. It's about cancer in Cuba and about genetics in Cuba, not about exploring relationships between them. Nevertheless, while the marriage of the two themes was fortuitous, in that the two had long been scheduled for the journal in 2014, there is a certain felicity to their sharing an issue. To date, the outstanding accomplishments of genetics have been most helpful for conditions occurring at the beginning of life and cancer is largely (though not exclusively) a disease related to aging. But the two are intrinsically connected: Although only a few of the more than 100 different diseases grouped under the term cancer are known to be hereditary, every cancer begins with a mutation in one or more genes, whether the mutation is inherited, due to an exposure, or is simply a random error in the millions of cell divisions that are part and parcel of cellular reproduction. Our cover image, a stained-glass window by Cuban artist Rosa María de la Terga at Cuba's National Medical Genetics Center, illustrates the elegance of the DNA molecule, the intricate key to life.

  8. Fifty years of Cuba's medical diplomacy: from idealism to pragmatism.

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    Feinsilver, Julie M

    2010-01-01

    Medical diplomacy, the collaboration between countries to simultaneously produce health benefits and improve relations, has been a cornerstone of Cuban foreign policy since the outset of the revolution fifty years ago. It has helped Cuba garner symbolic capital (goodwill, influence, and prestige) well beyond what would have been possible for a small, developing country, and it has contributed to making Cuba a player on the world stage. In recent years, medical diplomacy has been instrumental in providing considerable material capital (aid, credit, and trade), as the oil-for-doctors deals with Venezuela demonstrates. This has helped keep the revolution afloat in trying economic times. What began as the implementation of the one of the core values of the revolution, namely health as a basic human right for all peoples, has continued as both an idealistic and a pragmatic pursuit. This article examines the factors that enabled Cuba to conduct medical diplomacy over the past fifty years, the rationale behind the conduct of this type of soft power politics, the results of that effort, and the mix of idealism and pragmatism that has characterized the experience. Moreover, it presents a typology of medical diplomacy that Cuba has used over the past fifty years. PMID:21506308

  9. Disaster management and multihazard risk assessment in Cuba

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    Castellanos Abella, E.A.

    2008-01-01

    The success, statistically proved, of the civil defense system in Cuba have been justified differently worldwide. While some experts relate this fact to the social welfare others debate about the forced evacuation. Beside, the long term development of disaster reduction in the country is commonly fo

  10. From the Outreach Front! IAC Conference in Cuba

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    Lerman, Zafra M.

    2003-04-01

    This articles summarizes the 17th Conference of Chemistry, held in Santiago de Cuba, December 4-6, 2002, which was attended by a group of 13 chemical educators. The trip was organized by the International Activities Committee of the Division of Chemical Education.

  11. Some Interesting Data About Women Physicists in Cuba (abstract)

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    de Fuentes, Olimpia Arias

    2009-04-01

    Although the number of women physicists in Cuba, as in the entire world, is less than men physicists, their presence in the academic leadership is strong, unlike the limited women's role in many other countries. Some interesting numeral data are presented to demonstrate this affirmation. This fact emphasizes the advantages reached by women and the increasing prestige obtained by women physicists in our country.

  12. Economic evaluation of seawater desalination in Cuba using DEEP

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    Full text: DEEP is a Desalination Economic Evaluation Programme developed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The version 3 of DEEP (DEEP-3.0) was acquired and implemented in the country as a result of the cooperation between the IAEA and Cuba. The above-mentioned programme has been used in the national project 'Feasibility of seawater desalination in Cuba', which will be implemented in the 2005 - 2007 triennium. This project is aimed at analyzing different technologies of seawater desalination so as to determine the most feasible technology for Cuba from the technical and economic viewpoints. DEEP was used in the economic evaluation of different desalination plants with reverse osmosis (RO) technology. Real data obtained from the RO plant performance such as required capacity, modular unit size, seawater pump efficiency, feed salinity, and design flux as well as data of the RO plant costs was used. The selected energy source was grid electricity (stand-alone RO). The results obtained from the modeling of the desalination plant located at the Cayo Largo Island (at the Southern portion of Cuba) are shown. The RO plant, which uses Italian technology, has a capacity of 1000 m3/day. The paper presents the results of the sensitivity analyses by changing the interest rate, total capacity of the desalination plant, feed salinity, feed temperature and purchased electricity cost. (author)

  13. Medicinal plants sold at the El Rio Market, Camaguey, Cuba

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    Godinez-Caraballo, D.; Volpato, G.

    2008-01-01

    Information regarding medicinal plants sold in the El Rio Market, Camaguey, Cuba, revealed 184 species belonging to 69 vascular plant families. The most important family was Fabaceae s.l. with 13 species, followed by Lamiaceae with 12, and Asteraceae with 8. More than 90 general medicinal indication

  14. A New Look at the Literacy Campaign in Cuba.

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    Kozol, Jonathan

    1978-01-01

    Based on interviews in Cuba and publications generally unavailable in the U.S., author examines history and success of Cuban literacy campaign. Outlines logistical/pedagogical challenges; describes recruitment and training of volunteer teachers and development of instructional methods. Concludes with case studies illustrating application of Paulo…

  15. X-ray fluorescence in Member States: Cuba. Activities in Centre for Technological Applications and Nuclear Development (CEADEN)

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    limits. The development of a compact design holder for secondary target excitation (X-PRISM) and its combination with a digital signal processing spectrometer (DSP) allowed achieving a significant improvement in the instrumental sensitivity. This configuration has been successfully implemented in three laboratories of the IAEA Member States: CNEA Paraguay, OBIMAR (Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala) and CEAC (Cienfuegos, Cuba) in frame of various IAEA technical co-operation projects

  16. Digital suction and family functionality in children in Health Area II. Cienfuegos. Succión digital y funcionamiento familiar en niños. Área II. Cienfuegos

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    Raúl López Fernández

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    Bakground: Digital suction is a pernicious habit that can produce not only alterations of dental-facial's structures, but also of child's social relationships and its self-esteem. Objective: To evaluate the existent relationship between finger suction habit in children and family functionality. Method: An analytic study of cases and controls was carried out, in girls and boys of 5th and 6th levels in 8 day-care centres belonging to Area II of Cienfuegos municipality during the course 2005-2006. The studied variables were: finger suction habit, age, level, sex, and family functionality. Family functionality was perceived through the test FF-SIL. Chi square test was used to determine the relationship among the studied variables. Results: The finger suction habit prevailed in girls; functional families prevailed in the study. Most of the children with this habit come from dysfunctional families. Conclusion: Dysfunctional and severely dysfunctional families are proportionally major in the group of girls and boys with this habit, being shown the dependence between the variables finger suction and family function.

    Fundamento: La succión digital es un hábito pernicioso que puede producir no sólo alteraciones de las estructuras dentofaciales, sino también de las relaciones sociales del niño y su autoestima. Objetivo: Evaluar la relación existente entre el hábito de succión del dedo en el niño con el funcionamiento familiar. Método: Se realizó un estudio analítico, de casos y controles, en niñas y niños de 5to y 6to año de vida de 8 círculos infantiles pertenecientes al Área II del municipio de Cienfuegos durante el curso escolar 2005-2006. Las variables que se estudiaron fueron: hábito de succión del dedo, edad, año de vida, sexo, y funcionamiento familiar. Mediante la prueba FF-SIL se

  17. Characterization of facial burns from maxillofacial surgery. Cienfuegos 2005 - 2007 Caracterización de las quemaduras faciales desde la cirugía máxilo facial. Cienfuegos 2005 – 2007

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    Full Text Available Background: A descriptive study and retrospective study with 87 patients for facial burns, were treated at the Burn Service of the Hospital General Universitario "Dr. Gustavo Lima Aldereguía "Cienfuegos between January 2005 and September 2007. Objective: To characterize the care of patients with facial burns to help develop knowledge, attitudes and skills medical - surgery in the maxillofacial surgeon. Method: the source of information used were the records of patient care in the emergency department Burned Service and these data were selected that identified the patients as well as other related directly with facial burns. For each patient, more severe burning classified according to their size and depth. Results: In this study facial burns were more frequent in females aged 16 to 34 years, the most common cause of these lesions was in contact with boiling liquids as the predominant type skin burns, with extensions between 2 and 4% of the face area. In 44 patients affected centers facial structures, so predominant involvement of the ears. The priest most used in the facial region was the stop with silver sulfadiazine. Approximately 50% of patients were affected in the organs of sense, particularly in the ears, Conclusion: The traumatic facial burns are more severe conditions than any other location for the possible commitment to the airways.Introducción: se realizó un estudio descriptivo, observacional y retrospectivo con 87 pacientes que por sufrir quemaduras faciales, fueron atendidos en el Servicio de Quemados del Hospital General Universitario “Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima” de Cienfuegos entre enero del 2005 y septiembre del 2007. Objetivo: caracterizar la atención al paciente con quemaduras faciales para contribuir al desarrollo de conocimientos, actitudes y aptitudes médico – quirúrgicas en el cirujano m

  18. Using the EBSCO Database in the Area III Polyclinic of Cienfuegos in 2009 Utilización de la base de datos EBSCO en el policlínico área III de Cienfuegos en el año 2009

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    Background: EBSCO is the full text database that provides relevant information related to biomedical sciences. It contains excellent collections, very helpful for professional practice and research. Objective: To revise how professionals and students of the ¨Cecilio Ruíz de Zárate ¨ Polyclinic, in Cienfuegos, use the EBSCO database and to develop informative skills in order to access all these information from the library. Method: An exploratory descriptive research was conducted in order to ...

  19. Antenatal cytogenetic testing in Havana, Cuba.

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    Méndez-Rosado, Luis A; Quiñones, Olga; Molina, Odalys; González, Nereida; del Sol, Marylin; Maceiras, Luanda; Bravo, Yomisleidy

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCTION Antenatal cytogenetic testing was started in Havana in 1984, as a diagnostic option for fetal chromosome complement. The techniques applied are amniocyte culture, chorionic villus sampling, cordocentesis and fluorescence in situ hybridization in interphase cells. OBJECTIVE Describe the results of antenatal cytogenetic testing in the cytogenetic laboratory of the Cuba's National Medical Genetics Center in Havana, from 1984 through 2012. METHODS A retrospective descriptive study was carried out of the 22,928 pregnant women who had antenatal testing with conclusive results during the period 1984-2012. Information was obtained from laboratory databases for four antenatal diagnostic techniques. Variables studied were: antenatal diagnostic method, indications for genetic testing, type of chromosomal abnormality detected and couple's decision concerning pregnancy continuation if hereditary disease was diagnosed. Results were reported in absolute numbers and percentages. RESULTS Overall positivity was 2.8% (641 cases). Of the total, 20,565 samples were from amniocyte culture (558 positive cases, 2.7%); 1785 chorionic villus sampling (38 positive, 2.1%); 407 cord blood culture (28 positive, 6.9%); and 171 fluorescence in situ hybridization in interphase cells (17 positive, 9.9%). Advanced maternal age was the predominant indication for amniocyte culture and chorionic villus sampling. Positivity was higher for the two less frequently used methods, cordocentesis (6.9% positivity) and fluorescence in situ hybridization (9.9%). The predominant chromosomal abnormality was Down syndrome, with 45.4% of cases detected (291/641; 279 pure lines and 12 mosaic trisomies), followed by Edward syndrome with 12% (77/641, 71 pure lines and 6 mosaics) and Patau syndrome 4.7% (30/641, 27 pure lines and 3 mosaics). Sexual aneuploidy with pure lines affected 6.9% of cases (44/641) and with mosaicism 4.7% (30/641). Structural chromosomal abnormalities were detected in 22.5% of cases

  20. [Some general considerations concerning Cuba's population policies].

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    Aldana Martinez, L

    1978-01-01

    The policies developed in Cuba after the revolution that influenced population were primarily intended to alter basic structures hindering social and economic development rather than to affect population growth. Fertility has declined rapidly from 35.1/1000 in 1963 to a preliminary figure of 19.8/1000 in 1977, and interprovincial differences have significantly lessened. Factors influencing the decline include the increased participation of women in economic activities, improved access to contraception, the higher cultural level of couples and especially women made possible through adult education, and increased urbanization following the agrarian reform. Infant mortality declined from about 80/1000 live births in the late 1950s to 24.6/1000 live births in 1977, while mortality for 1-4 year olds is now 1.1/1000. Maternal mortality declined from 10.7/10,000 live births in 1965 to 4.6 in 1976. Expectation of life at birth was 70 years for both sexes in 1976. The most significant factors in the mortality decline appear to have been general improvements in material standards and the disappearance of nutritional deficiencies in children and mothers, creation of the National Health System which offers free health care nationwide, and improved educational levels. By the beginning of the century 40% of the urban population resided in places with over 2000 inhabitants. In 1953 the proportion was 51.4% and Havana contained 23% of the national population. The policy of the Revolution has been to exploit the natural resources of the entire country and to reform agriculture and livestock raising. The growth rate of the urban population between 1953 and 1970 of 3.1% was only slightly higher than the growth rate of 2.19% of the entire country. Havana grew by only 2.2% during the same time, and by only 1.3% between 1971-74. Intermediate cities increased their share of the total population from 10.6% in 1958 to 17.3% in 1970. Government programs to orient migration toward

  1. Pesticide use, alternatives and workers' health in Cuba.

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    Alexander, R; Anderson, P K

    1984-01-01

    Cuba provides a unique example of a country that is actively implementing a program to reduce its dependence on pesticides. This paper addresses Cuba's current efforts to develop and implement alternatives to pesticides and legislation to limit exposure and protect workers in the interim. In 1980 Cuba embarked on a national program to utilize alternatives to chemical pest control. This three-part program includes expansion of knowledge of Cuban agro-ecology in order to implement cultural control practices; research and implementation on biological control of pests; and research on plant resistance and development of resistant crop varieties. To date, the program has enabled Cuba to reduce pesticide usage in sugar cane, citrus, tobacco, corn, and vegetable crops, among others. While alternatives to chemical pest control are being developed, the Cubans are paying special attention to regulating pesticide use and the safety of workers and members of the public exposed to toxic chemicals. In addition to the Resolution on Health and Safety (1967) and the Safety and Health Law (1978) which cover all workers, including Cuba's 250,000 agricultural workers, the Ministry of Public Health promulgated Resolution 335 in 1967. This resolution addresses requirements and administration of structural pest control, production, importation, transport and storage of pesticides, as well as requirements for worker contact with pesticides, pesticides for domestic use, aerial application of pesticides, and violations of the regulations. The paper concludes with a description of how the system works on the provincial level, as exemplified by Villa Clara, and the steps that have been taken to eliminate worker exposure to pesticides, to utilize pesticides which pose less of a hazard to workers, and to assure early detection of ill effects.

  2. Análisis de los procesos de renovación de las aguas de la Bahía de Cienfuegos

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    Alain Muñoz-Caravaca

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Cómo intercambia sus aguas la Bahía de Cienfuegos con el Mar Caribe y cuáles factores determinan la velocidad de este proceso es un tema pobremente abordado. Determinar la distribución del tiempo de residencia de las aguas de la Bahía de Cienfuegos, considerando a este sistema natural como un reactor de mezcla continua, mediante la aplicación del modelo ideal de mezcla perfecta, fue el objetivo fundamental de este trabajo. Con la aplicación de métodos numéricos tridimensionales que simulan las características hidrodinámicas de la bahía, se evalúa la influencia del viento y los aportes fluviales sobre su capacidad de intercambio con el Mar Caribe. Se determinan tres características del proceso de renovación de las aguas: los tiempos de residencia de retardo y de residencia local. Las distribuciones espaciales de los tiempos de retardo y de residencia local, revelaron diferencias en la capacidad de autodepuración de los lóbulos norte y sur de la bahía, la existencia de zonas de lento movimiento, el carácter estacional de estas características y fuertes gradientes verticales del tiempo de residencia que en algunas zonas de la bahía superan los 10 d entre el fondo y la superficie. Se concluye que la Bahía de Cienfuegos es un sistema de lento intercambio con un tiempo de residencia que puede alcanzar hasta 60 d, por lo que resulta necesario y vital fortalecer acciones de gestión ambiental que reduzcan las cargas contaminantes que afectan este ecosistema.

  3. La tuberculosis pulmonar, enfermedad reemergente en Cuba

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    Margarita González Tapia

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Sr. Editor: La tuberculosis es una de las enfermedades remergentes en Cuba; por ello en todas las provincias cubanas se trabaja con mucha fuerza, dedicación y profesionalidad con respecto a esta problemática. En este contexto, resulta muy acertada la publicación del artículo “Algunas variables clínico-epidemiológicas de la tuberculosis pulmonar. Puerto Padre, 2008-2012”, que salió en el Vol.38 No.6.01 del mes de junio de 2013 de la Revista Electrónica Dr. Zoilo E. Marinello Vidaurreta; tanto por el significado social que reviste la divulgación de este tema, como por el propio resultado de la investigación realizada. La historia de la tuberculosis es un tema apasionante. En pocas enfermedades es posible documentar su estrecha relación con la historia de la propia humanidad como en la que nos ocupa. Existen evidencias paleológicas de tuberculosis vertebral en momias egipcias que datan aproximadamente del año 2400 a.C. La tuberculosis se ha conocido a través de la historia, con los nombres de: tisis, consunción, escrófula, mal de Pott, plaga blanca y mal del rey.1 En el artículo se plantea como conclusión que la tendencia de la tuberculosis en el quinquenio de estudio es estacionaria, pero en los últimos cuatro años tiende al ascenso. En los casos diagnosticados de tuberculosis en este quinquenio más de dos tercios correspondieron al sexo masculino y mayores de 45 años, las ocupaciones que más prevalecieron fueron recluso, desocupado, ama de casa y jubilado. Los factores de riesgo que más se relacionaron fueron el albergamiento prolongado en instituciones cerradas, el alcoholismo, y la edad mayor de 65 años; la forma clínica de mayor incidencia en casi la totalidad de los pacientes fue la pulmonar y, dentro de ella, los casos con baciloscopia positiva. Hubo fallas en el diagnóstico, ya que alrededor de la mitad de los casos se diagnosticaron en la atención secundaria y con un tiempo de demora de más de dos meses de

  4. Síndrome metabólico en un área de salud de Cienfuegos. Segunda medición de CARMEN

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    Alain Francisco Morejón Giraldoni; Mikhail Benet Rodríguez; Emiliano Nicolás Díez y Martínez de la Cotera; Dayamí Garcia Torres; Verónica Salas Rodríguez; Pedro Ovidio Ordúñez García

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    Fundamento: El conocimiento de las prevalencias de los principales factores de riesgos cardiovasculares y del síndrome metabólico en una comunidad, es determinante para establecer programas preventivos de salud.Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia del síndrome metabólico en un área de salud de la ciudad de Cienfuegos, así como su relación con los principales factores de riesgo.Métodos: Se realizó un estudio de corte transversal del tipo descriptivo correlacional. La muestra se obtuvo mediante ...

  5. La Educacion de los Jesuitas en Cuba durante el Siglo XVI (1566-1574) (Jesuit Education in Cuba during the 16th Century (1566-1574).

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    Puentes, Roberto Valdes

    2000-01-01

    Explains the relationship between Spanish colonialism in Cuba, evangelization of the Indians, and the origins of Cuban culture, as well as the role the Jesuits played in this process of transculturation. Analyzes the first phase in the history of the educational work of the Jesuits in Cuba (1566-1574). (BT)

  6. CÁLCULO DE LOS COSTOS DE CALIDAD EN LA UNIDAD EMPRESARIAL DE BASE PRODUCCIONES VARIAS, CIENFUEGOS

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    Gómez Alfonso, Elizabeth

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    Full Text Available El cálculo de los costos de calidad como elemento integrante del Sistema de Gestión de la Calidad, es una necesidad para los directivos de las empresas cubanas, al constituir una técnica identificada como instrumento avanzado de gestión, que permitirá mejorar la competitividad y servir de fuente informativa. Identificar y calcular los costos de calidad, así como proponer planes de medidas, que propicien una disminución de los gastos operativos, lo cual puede ser utilizado como herramienta para mejorar los procesos. La Unidad Empresarial de Base Producciones Varias de Cienfuegos presenta el diagnóstico para dar paso al Perfeccionamiento Empresarial y a la certificación de su Sistema de Gestión de la Calidad, según la Norma NC-ISO 9001:2008 y el decreto Ley 281, por lo que el objetivo de la investigación fue calcular los costos de calidad por procesos en dicha empresa. Para lograrlo se utilizaron métodos de nivel empírico y técnicas como la observación directa, revisión documental y el trabajo en grupos, lo cual permitió calcular los costos de calidad en todos los procesos. Los resultados alcanzados son aplicables a empresas que operan en la economía cubana y según el modelo económico cubano puesto en práctica a partir del año 2011.

  7. TUMOR PHYLLODES DE LA MAMA.CARACTERIZACIÓN EN LA PROVINCIA CIENFUEGOS.ESTUDIO DE 20 AÑOS

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    Lidia Torres Aja

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El tumor Phyllodes de la mama es poco frecuente. Tiene un origen fibroepitelial con potencial agresivo y representa el 0.3% a 0.4% de todos los tumores mamarios y el 2.5% a 3% de los tumores epiteliales de dicho órgano.Objetivo: Nuestro objetivo fundamental es caracterizar desde el punto de vista clínico patológico los tumores Phyllodes operados en la provincia de Cienfuegos durante 20 años.Tipo de estudio: descriptivo prospectivo observacional. Periodo evaluado: 20 años desde 1 de enero de 1987 hasta el 31 de diciembre del 2006. Universo: 57 pacientes.Métodos: para realizar nuestra investigación hemos seguido anualmente durante estos 20 años los casos operados en nuestra provincia, examinando personalmente los casos en consulta de Mastología antes de operarlos y siguiéndolo por consulta de operados durante más de 5 añosResultados fundamentales: como resultados fundamentales de nuestra investigación obtuvimos que se operaron en esos 20 años un total de 57 tumores Phyllodes, los cuales representaron el 2.9% del total de tumores fibroepiteliales de mama operados.Aunque el mayor número de casos se detectó en pacientes de más de 40 años, queremos resaltar que en este periodo se operaron los únicos tumores Phyllodes en niña y en adolescente reportados en nuestra provincia

  8. Radium-226 on drinking water of Camaguey, Cuba; Radio-226 en agua potable de Camaguey, Cuba

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    Montalvan Estrada, Adelmo; Brigido Flores, Osvaldo; Barrera Caballero, Aldo [Centro de Atencion a la Actividad Nuclear, Camaguey (Cuba)]. E-mail: sean@caonao.cmw.inf.cu; Escalante, Alexander [Centro Provincial de Higiene y Epidemiologia, Camaguey (Cuba)

    2001-07-01

    The specific activity of Ra-226 in drinking water of Camaguey city, Cuba, was measured using the emanometric method. The specific activity of Ra-226 in drinking water ranged from 15 {+-} 5 mBq.l{sup -1} to 39 {+-}12 mBq.l{sup -1}. The mean specific activity of Ra-226 was found to be 27 {+-} 8 mBq.l{sup -1}. No seasonal variation was found. Water samples were collected from the two main sources of drinking water: private wells and governmental water supply system, being the mean specific activities of Ra-226: 25 {+-} 7 mBq.l{sup -1} and 31 {+-} 9 mBq.l{sup -1} , respectively. Based upon measured concentrations the age-dependent associated effective doses due to the ingestion of Ra-226, as a consequence of direct consumption of drinking water, have been calculated. For the age interval 1 year to 5 years, the average effective dose was 6,2 {mu}Sv.y{sup -1}, and for adults the average effective dose was 5,2 {mu}Sv.y{sup -1}. (author)

  9. Two decades of re-aligning mundane entrepreneurship in Cuba

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    Joseph L. Scarpaci

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo examina cómo los pequeños empresarios en Cuba perciben sus entornos internos y externos en un país que regula fuertemente la emergencia de una clase empresarial. Partimos del concepto de intercambios cotidianos o emprendimiento mundano que fue desarrollado originalmente en la ex Unión Soviética, como un lente para comprender el comportamiento de los actores no estatales tanto en Cuba como en la ex Unión Soviética. Nuestro estudio de caso se enmarca en un contexto social e identifica cómo los empresarios cubanos se sostienen fuera del mercado. El resultado es un reajuste en el cual el emprendimiento cubano muestra varias características similares al sistema soviético llamado blat; al mismo tiempo que revela atributos que le son únicos.

  10. La postemancipación y trabajo en Cuba

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    Michael Zeuske

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza los procesos de transculturación y fecundación mutua entre los espacios de trabajo en la postemancipación. El caso de Cuba es complejo, pues se dio en una época de desestructuración progresiva de la esclavitud, jalonada por guerras anticoloniales y una modernización tecnológica ininterrumpida. Se argumenta que aunque las condiciones de trabajo no mejoraron en lo sustancial, sí lo hizo la división sexual del trabajo, los patrones de movilidad, y el acceso a la propiedad informal de la tierra. La modernización de Cuba como productor azucarero introdujo fuerzas de inmenso calado en las luchas sociales del período.

  11. Cuba's transition to market-based energy prices

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    Since 1960 the Soviet Union has been, for all practical purposes, Cuba's exclusive supplier of energy products. For certain time periods, Soviet sales of oil and oil products to Cuba were made at concessional prices; prior to 1991, they were priced using transferable rubles and were essentially bartered for Cuban goods, especially sugar. Effective January 1, 1991, the Soviet Union shifted to world market prices and convertible currency payments for all traded commodities, including energy products. The shift to market prices and convertible currencies in Cuban-Soviet energy trade has already brought - or is likely to bring - a number of adjustments in four areas: (1) the trade balance; (2) the ability to reexport oil and oil products; (3) energy consumption patterns; (4) and the structure of energy supplies. 33 refs., 8 tabs

  12. Europa y Estados Unidos ante los Derechos Humanos en Cuba

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    2008-01-01

    de la UE no han sido estrategias eficaces para promover los derechos humanos en la isla. Al ser diferentes, las políticas de la UE y EEUU incluso han contribuido a mantener el régimen castrista en el poder: la UE por su reconocimiento diplomático y la cooperación económica; EEUU, al proporcionar una imagen de enemigo externo. Por ello, y ante el nuevo panorama que ofrece el cambio de gobierno en Cuba, la próxima revisión de la Posición Común de la UE y las elecciones presidenciales en EEUU, es necesario replantearse los objetivos y estrategias políticas para incentivar los derechos humanos en Cuba.

  13. Modelling the uv/x-ray cosmic background with CUBA

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    Haardt, F; Haardt, Francesco; Madau, Piero

    2001-01-01

    In this paper, I will describe the features of the numerical code CUBA, aimed at the solution of the radiative transfer equation in a cosmological context. CUBA will be soon available for public use at the URL http://pitto.mib.infn.it/~haardt/, allowing for several user-supplied input parameters, such as favourite cosmology, luminosity functions, Type II object evolution, stellar spectra, and many others. I will also present some new results of the UV/X-ray cosmic background as produced by the observed populations of QSOs and star forming galaxies, updating and extending our previous works. The background evolution is complemented with a number of derived quantities such as the ionization and thermal state of the IGM, the HeII opacity, the HI and HeII ionization rates, and the HI, HeII and Compton heating rates.

  14. China, Global Governance and the Future of Cuba

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    Adrian H. Hearn

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available China’s deepening engagement with Latin America has been accompanied by concerns about the Chinese government’s regard for international conventions of economic governance. Critics claim that across Latin America and the Caribbean, Chinese aid and trade are characterised by excessive state intervention. This article argues that, for two reasons, the rationale for these misgivings is dissipating. First, since the onset of the global financial crisis, China has gained influence in multilateral institutions, prompting them toward greater acceptance of public spending in developing countries. Second, recent developments in Cuba show that China is actively encouraging the Western hemisphere’s only communist country to liberalise its economy. China sits at the crossroads of these local and global developments, prompting Cuba toward rapprochement with international norms even as it works to reform them.

  15. The Current State of Physics in Cuba: A Personal Perspective

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    Alonso, Marcelo

    After 40 years of absence I returned twice to Cuba, in January and December of 2000, to participate as a guest lecturer in two international scientific meetings. The first dealt with physics education, and the second with current issues related to quantum mechanics. In addition to a few participants from Europe, the US and Latin America, the two meetings were well attended by Cuban physicists.

  16. CuBA - a CUDA implementation of BAMPS

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    Cardoso, Nuno; Eilhauer, Ulrike; Bouras, Ioanni

    2012-01-01

    Using CUDA as programming language, we create a code named CuBA which is based on the CPU code "Boltzmann Approach for Many Parton Scattering (BAMPS)" developed in Frankfurt in order to study a system of many colliding particles resulting from heavy ion collisions. Furthermore, we benchmark our code with the Riemann Problem and compare the results with BAMPS. They demonstrate an improvement of the computational runtime, by one order of magitude.

  17. Phylodynamics of the HIV-1 epidemic in Cuba.

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    Delatorre, Edson; Bello, Gonzalo

    2013-01-01

    Previous studies have shown that the HIV-1 epidemic in Cuba displayed a complex molecular epidemiologic profile with circulation of several subtypes and circulating recombinant forms (CRF); but the evolutionary and population history of those viral variants remains unknown. HIV-1 pol sequences of the most prevalent Cuban lineages (subtypes B, C and G, CRF18_cpx, CRF19_cpx, and CRFs20/23/24_BG) isolated between 1999 and 2011 were analyzed. Maximum-likelihood analyses revealed multiple introductions of subtype B (n≥66), subtype C (n≥10), subtype G (n≥8) and CRF18_cpx (n≥2) viruses in Cuba. The bulk of HIV-1 infections in this country, however, was caused by dissemination of a few founder strains probably introduced from North America/Europe (clades B(CU-I) and B(CU-II)), east Africa (clade C(CU-I)) and central Africa (clades G(CU), CRF18(CU) and CRF19(CU)), or locally generated (clades CRFs20/23/24_BG). Bayesian-coalescent analyses show that the major HIV-1 founder strains were introduced into Cuba during 1985-1995; whereas the CRFs_BG strains emerged in the second half of the 1990s. Most HIV-1 Cuban clades appear to have experienced an initial period of fast exponential spread during the 1990s and early 2000s, followed by a more recent decline in growth rate. The median initial growth rate of HIV-1 Cuban clades ranged from 0.4 year⁻¹ to 1.6 year⁻¹. Thus, the HIV-1 epidemic in Cuba has been a result of the successful introduction of a few viral strains that began to circulate at a rather late time of the AIDS pandemic, but then were rapidly disseminated through local transmission networks.

  18. Modelling urban bus transport emissions in Santiago de Cuba

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    Warren, James; Avila, Jordi Mirabent

    2010-01-01

    This study described and focuses on the public transport bus system in Santiago de Cuba. Specifically we explore the fuel consumption of the various diesel buses over a three year period from 2007 to 2009 and with a forecast for the forthcoming years. The study considers the potential for fuel savings through a variety of methods which are each described and then modelled. Pollution is also calculated for a variety of scenarios and some suggestions are made in order to lower the overall...

  19. Hotel management in Cuba and the transfer of best practices

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    2005-01-01

    The main purpose of this paper is to analyse the management challenges faced by international hotel operators when applying universally accepted management principles to the Cuban hospitality market. The authors use both secondary and primary research sources based on fieldwork carried out in Cuba during the first semester of 2003 and a later visit during the months of December 2003 and January 2004. Eight in depth interviews were conducted with senior executives of Cuban, Span...

  20. Phylodynamics of the HIV-1 epidemic in Cuba.

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    Edson Delatorre

    Full Text Available Previous studies have shown that the HIV-1 epidemic in Cuba displayed a complex molecular epidemiologic profile with circulation of several subtypes and circulating recombinant forms (CRF; but the evolutionary and population history of those viral variants remains unknown. HIV-1 pol sequences of the most prevalent Cuban lineages (subtypes B, C and G, CRF18_cpx, CRF19_cpx, and CRFs20/23/24_BG isolated between 1999 and 2011 were analyzed. Maximum-likelihood analyses revealed multiple introductions of subtype B (n≥66, subtype C (n≥10, subtype G (n≥8 and CRF18_cpx (n≥2 viruses in Cuba. The bulk of HIV-1 infections in this country, however, was caused by dissemination of a few founder strains probably introduced from North America/Europe (clades B(CU-I and B(CU-II, east Africa (clade C(CU-I and central Africa (clades G(CU, CRF18(CU and CRF19(CU, or locally generated (clades CRFs20/23/24_BG. Bayesian-coalescent analyses show that the major HIV-1 founder strains were introduced into Cuba during 1985-1995; whereas the CRFs_BG strains emerged in the second half of the 1990s. Most HIV-1 Cuban clades appear to have experienced an initial period of fast exponential spread during the 1990s and early 2000s, followed by a more recent decline in growth rate. The median initial growth rate of HIV-1 Cuban clades ranged from 0.4 year⁻¹ to 1.6 year⁻¹. Thus, the HIV-1 epidemic in Cuba has been a result of the successful introduction of a few viral strains that began to circulate at a rather late time of the AIDS pandemic, but then were rapidly disseminated through local transmission networks.

  1. EL LARGO COMPROMISO DE CANADÁ CON CUBA: PARADOJAS Y POSIBILIDADES

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    Thomas LEGLER

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Tanto la Unión Europea como América Latina, e incluso Estados Unidos, han iniciado distintos procesos de diálogo con Cuba. ¿Cuáles lecciones relevantes se pueden extraer de la larga historia canadiense de compromiso con la Revolución Cubana? Este artículo documenta la evolución de las relaciones entre Canadá y Cuba desde la década de 1940, centrándose en sus altibajos desde que se lanzó, a mediados de la década de 1990, una política de «compromiso constructivo ». Se argumenta que este acercamiento (en sus diversas formas no ha tenido mayor influencia en la liberalización de la política cubana. Además, la poca influencia que Canadá pudo haber tenido durante el «Periodo Especial» ha disminuido con la recuperación económica y diversificación de las relaciones exteriores de Cuba en la última década. En ese sentido, los autores concluyen que la estrategia más apropiada para Canadá y otros actores es llevar a cabo un acercamiento coordinado y de largo plazo que brinde apoyo a una variedad de procesos endógenos de cambio en Cuba. Una estrategia realista debería incluir diálogo de bajo perfil con el régimen actual, cooperación con un amplio espectro de posibles reformadores dentro y fuera del Estado y apoyo para la realización de cambios sociales más extensos a través del comercio, la inversión extranjera, el turismo así como los intercambios académicos y culturales.

  2. Holocene Caribbean climate variability reconstructed from speleothems from western Cuba

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    Fensterer, Claudia

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    Proxy records o ffer a high potential tool to investigate past climate variability. Stalagmites as a natural archive have the advantage that they are absolutely datable and past changes in precipitation or temperature can be highly resolved by the use of stable isotopes such as d18O and d13C. This study uses three stalagmites from north-western Cuba to investigate past precipitation variability in the Northern Caribbean. The records cover the whole Holocene and reveal variability on several t...

  3. Cienfuegos’ Linguistic Anxieties. Notes on the Author’s Papers Held at the Spanish Royal Academy Las inquietudes lingüísticas de Cienfuegos. Noticia de los papeles del autor conservados en la Real Academia Española

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    Pedro ÁLVAREZ DE MIRANDA DE LA GANDARA

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    Full Text Available This article looks at the relationship between Nicasio Álvarez de Cienfuegos and the Spanish Royal Academy. Cienfuegos was inducted in 1799 and remained more or less active until 1805. He had an abiding interest in linguistic questions, and his membership in the Academy give him a chance to work on both grammatical and lexicographic issues. Few of the studies ever reached the light of day, however. Here, both the published works and the unpublished manuscripts that are held in the Library and the Archive of the Spanish Royal Academy are described in detail.Se estudia la relación existente entre Nicasio Álvarez de Cienfuegos y la Real Academia española, en la que ingresó en 1799 y en la que se mantuvo más o menos activo hasta 1805. Siempre manifestó Cienfuegos interés por las cuestiones lingüísticas, y su pertenencia a la Academia le dio ocasión para desarrollar algunos trabajos de ese carácter, tanto gramaticales como lexicográficos. En este estudio se da cuenta de los muy pocos que llegaron a ver la luz, y, sobre todo, se describen detalladamente los que quedaron manuscritos tanto en la Biblioteca como en el Archivo de la Real Academia Española.

  4. Mathematics and Physics in Cuba Before 1959: A Personal Recollection

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    Altshuler, José

    On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the formal inauguration of the Republic of Cuba (May 20, 1902), the then Historian of the City of Havana, Emilio Roig de Leuchsenring, decided to publish a memorial volume which would include various special studies on the progress made in the country during the preceding half century with regard to specific aspects of national collective life. The volume, entitled Facetas de la vida de Cuba republicana, 1902-1952 (Facets of Life in Republican Cuba, 1902-1952) appeared in print in 1954. Its publication was delayed—as Roig explained in his prologue, somewhat cryptically—"due to causes beyond our control or of that of the Cuban writers to whom we entrusted the preparation of the said studies." Needless to say, the causes referred to were none other than those derived from the atmosphere of political unrest in the country after the military coup staged in March 1952 by former strongman, General Batista.

  5. Tricontinental Routes of Solidarity: Stokely Carmichael in Cuba

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    Sarah Seidman

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Stokely Carmichael’s visit to Cuba for three weeks in the summer of 1967 illustrates a convergence in the transnational routes of the African American freedom struggle and the Cuban Revolution. African American activists saw Cuba as a model for resisting US power, eradicating racism, and enacting societal change, while the Cuban government considered African Americans allies against US imperialism and advocates of Cuba’s antiracist stance. Amidst racial violence in the United States and Cuba’s efforts to inspire revolution, Carmichael’s presence at the Organization of Latin American Solidarity conference in Havana—and in particular his interactions with Fidel Castro—caused ripples worldwide. A shared “tricontinental” vision that promoted unity in the Global South against imperialism, capitalism, and racism facilitated Carmichael’s solidarity with Castro. Yet divergent views on the role of race in fighting oppression limited their solidarity. Carmichael and Castro’s spectacular alliance demonstrated their personal affinity and ideological commonalities but did not result in an institutional alliance between the black liberation movement and the Cuban state. Instead Carmichael’s connection with the Cuban Revolution left an underexplored legacy. Examining Carmichael’s visit to Cuba illustrates the possibilities and pitfalls of transnational solidarity and furthers our understanding of postwar struggles for change.

  6. CUBA: TRANSICIÓN, SUCESIÓN, ESTABILIDAD, SEGURIDAD

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    Joaquín ROY

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Este análisis trata de la relación entre la estabilidad del presente gobierno cubano y la necesidad de seguridad en su territorio y en la zona circundante. Este vínculo se produce en un momento político de Cuba, entre un primer paso de la sucesión de Fidel Castro a Raúl, sin que se den señales claras de una transición hacia otro tipo de sistema político. Mientras tanto, el gobierno de Estados Unidos ha declarado que su prioridad estriba en el reestablecimiento de la democracia en Cuba, tanto durante el último periodo de la administración de George W. Bush como con Barack Obama ya asentado en la Casa Blanca. Sin embargo, las delicadas circunstancias de Cuba (precariedad económica, desastres naturales, dependencia alimentaria y energética, etc. señalan que la prioridad de los intereses nacionales de Estados Unidos se centran primero en la estabilidad del escenario. Incluso al precio del retraso de la evolución del régimen, un cierto grado de seguridad es necesario para enfrentarse a los riesgos de una emigración incontrolada y las hipotéticas tensiones internas que provoquen confrontaciones.

  7. Fire protection system at the Juragua nuclear power plant, Cuba

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    The paper describes the general fire protection system at the Juragua nuclear power plant in Cuba. The factors which led to the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Cuba and the planning of others in the near future are outlined. Reference is made to existing Cuban legislation on fire protection, particularly with regard to the protection of facilities which constitute a radiation hazard. Attention is drawn to the fact that, although Cuba does not have much experience in this area, considerable work has been done in a brief span of time on legislation, standardization and monitoring in nuclear facilities in order to guarantee safe operating conditions. The potential risk of fires at the Juragua plant under normal and accident conditions is analysed, and the technical and organizational measures required to minimize existing risks are discussed in the light of this analysis. The basis for determining the manpower and equipment needed by the plant's fire protection service is also defined. Finally, certain criteria concerning the special psychological and technical qualities required of personnel, as well as the necessary qualifications and training, are presented. The point is made that very little has been published at the international level on this subject and that it is a research area which deserves more attention. The serious, responsible attitude adopted in designing the plant's fire protection system, with a view to achieving optimum safety conditions during operation, is also highlighted. (author)

  8. Radioactive waste management national policy and strategy in Cuba

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    Due to the use of sources of ionizing radiation, radioactive wastes are generated which require an adequate management in conditions of radiological safety and protection during all phases; from their generation to their final disposal, for protecting human health and the environment, both currently and in the future, without imposing undue burden upon the next generations. Therefore there was a need for the establishment of a National Policy and Strategy with regard to the management of the radioactive wastes generated, in a way such that allows long term considerations in conception and vision, having as a reference; the legal framework in force in Cuba, the IAEA's recommendations, as well as the diagnosis and assessment of the current and future situation in Cuba. This work deals with key issues for the safe management of the radioactive wastes such as; objectives and goals, responsibilities and role of the organizations involved in the management, possible management options for each type of radioactive waste generated in the country, manpower and funding for an adequate management, control over the generation of the radioactive wastes, and the need for availability of a facility for their final disposal, among other issues. The Policy and Strategy for the management of radioactive wastes will serve as a basis for the users/facilities, that generate and manage radioactive wastes, to draft their own strategies, and for the achievement of a harmonized level of radioactive wastes in the country. Furthermore, they would contribute to enhance the National Environmental Strategy implemented in Cuba. (author)

  9. Zero in on postpartum hemorrhage to reduce Cuba's maternal mortality.

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    Águila, Sonia

    2015-01-01

    Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the most frequent cause of severe maternal morbidity (SMM) and the first direct cause of maternal death in most countries. In Africa and Asia, it accounts for about one third of all maternal deaths. Put more graphically: worldwide, one woman dies every minute from PPH. Defined as blood loss of ≥500 mL after vaginal birth or ≥1000 mL after cesarean delivery, PPH can be fatal in just two hours. In Cuba, between 2000 and 2012, maternal deaths directly related to obstetric causes totaled 410, 24.1% of which occurred postpartum, with PPH the leading cause.[1] While Cuba is among the Latin American countries with lowest maternal mortality, the decline has been slow over the last 20 years: in 1998, direct maternal mortality was 26.5 per 100,000 live births and in 2012, the rate was 21.5. This is troubling and deserves careful study, especially given that Cuba has a single, unified health system supported by significant political will-determining factors in important advances made in maternal-child health on par with wealthier countries.

  10. Tampa Bay: Chapter N

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    Handley, Larry; Spear, Kathryn; Cross, Lindsay; Baumstark, René; Moyer, Ryan; Thatcher, Cindy

    2013-01-01

    Tampa Bay is Florida’s largest open-water estuary and encompasses an area of approximately 1036 km2 (400 mi2) (Burgan and Engle, 2006; TBNEP, 2006). The Bay’s watershed drains 5,698 km2 (2,200 mi2) of land and includes freshwater from the Hillsborough River to the north east, the Alafia and Little Manatee rivers to the east, and the Manatee River to the south (Figure 1). Freshwater inflow also enters the bay from the Lake Tarpon Canal, from small tidal tributaries, and from watershed runoff. Outflow travels from the upper bay segments (Hillsborough Bay and Old Tampa Bay) into Middle and Lower Tampa Bay. Southwestern portions of the water shed flow through Boca Ciega Bay into the Intracoastal Waterway and through the Southwest Channel and Passage Key Inlet into the Gulf of Mexico. The average depth in most of Tampa Bay is only 3.4 m (11 ft); however, 129 km (80 mi) of shipping channels with a maximum depth of 13.1 m (43 ft) have been dredged over time and are regularly maintained. These channels help to support the three ports within the bay, as well as commercial and recreational boat traffic.

  11. Characteristics of the obstetric patient in critical stage in Cienfuegos province. Caracterización de la paciente obstétrica en estado crítico en la provincia de Cienfuegos.

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    Fundaments: The critically ill patient has an important place in the assessment of the quality of the medical assistance since around 5 % of all females who reach a full term pregnancy without potential risk factors, become this kind of patients due to different causes. Objective: To characterize the obstetric patient in a critical state in the period that covers January 1 st 1991- December 31 st 2001 in Cienfuegos province. Method: Correlational Descriptive-retrospective study carried out at the ICU of the Clinico-Surgical University Hospital ¨Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima¨ in a 10 year period and includes the 323 critically ill obstetric patients who were admitted at that ward. The variables under study were: mother´s age parity, type of labor, past history, surgical procedures, cause of admission at the ICU, patients state at discharge and cause of death. Results: 59,1 % of the patients were aged 20-29 years . The patient´s past history was related to hypertension and bronchial asthma. The procedure most widely used was the cesarean section followed by hysterectomy as emergency. The principal cause of admission at the ICU was hypovolemic shock, pre eclampsia - eclampsia and sepsis. The major amounts of patients were discharged alive. Only 8 % died. There was a predominance of direct maternal death, highlighting among them haemorrhage and hypertension in pregnancy.

    Fundamento : La paciente obstétrica en estado crítico ha adquirido un importante valor puesto que constituye un punto de mira para evaluar la calidad de la atención médica, ya que un 5 % de todas de todas las féminas que llegan al término de la gestación sin factores de riesgo potenciales, se convierten por diferentes causas en este tipo de paciente.

  12. Calidad de la atención médica a pacientes con infarto agudo del miocardio. Cienfuegos 2011

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: la evaluación constituye una herramienta para mejorar la calidad de la atención a los pacientes. Objetivo: evaluar la calidad de la atención médica a pacientes con infarto agudo de miocardio admitidos en el Hospital General Universitario Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima de Cienfuegos en junio de 2011. Métodos: se realizó una investigación de sistemas y servicios de salud en la que se analizaron como variables: las relacionadas con estructura (recursos humanos y materiales, procesos (cumplimiento de los protocolos establecidos para la atención y resultados (impacto en la mortalidad. Se aplicó un formulario a los 22 pacientes estudiados, se utilizó una guía de observación que evaluó la existencia de recursos humanos y materiales necesarios para la atención en el hospital. Los datos se procesaron en el programa SPSS 15,0 y se expresaron en números absolutos y porcientos. Resultados: en la dimensión estructura no se encontraron carencias de recursos materiales esenciales para la atención, hubo dificultades con la cobertura de enfermería en el Servicio de Cardiología. En la atención prehospitalaria hubo demora en acudir a consulta, dificultades en la prescripción de aspirina y la no realización de trombólisis. En la posthospitalaria se centraron en la rehabilitación y trabajo en la modificación de los factores de riesgo asociados. En el hospital hubo dificultades en la realización de las pruebas ergométricas al alta y en la remisión para la rehabilitación en el Área de Salud. Conclusiones: existen dificultades en la calidad de atención a los pacientes, dificultades que se hacen más evidentes en la Atención Primaria de Salud.

  13. Towards active community participation in dengue vector control: results from action research in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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    Toledo, M E; Vanlerberghe, V.; Baly, A.; Ceballos, E.; Valdes, L.; Searret, M.; Boelaert, M; Van der Stuyft, P.

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    Community participation is advocated as essential for attaining effective dengue prevention, but knowledge of how to foster this is limited. In Santiago de Cuba, multiple small task forces were created at the neighbourhood level that included all stakeholders in the control of Aedes aegypti. The task forces assessed the perceived needs and elaborated action plans to promote specific behavioural change and to reduce environmental risks through social communication strategies and intersectoral ...

  14. MÚSICA CAMPESINA Y CULTURA POPULAR EN CUBA

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    Full Text Available Resumen La música campesina en Cuba constituye la base fundamental para el estudio de la cultura del país. En ella confluye junto a escasos elementos de la población aborigen las culturas de diferentes etnias que conformaron el amplio mosaico cultural de la Isla siendo la música campesina síntesis inequívoca de este proceso. A través de un análisis crítico, se tomaron en consideración ideas planteadas por varios autores, lo que permite enriquecer los términos y la comprensión del tema. El estudio de la realidad posibilitó analizar la presencia de la música campesina en el contexto nacional a través de sus componentes étnicos, motivaciones, características, rasgos originales, evolución histórica y social como parte indisoluble en la conformación de la nación y su salvaguarda como reafirmación de identidad. De esta forma, el presente texto responde a la insuficiencia de información acerca de los esfuerzos para la salvaguarda y rescate de la tradición musical campesina en Cuba. PALABRAS CLAVE: Música campesina; cultura popular; identidad. THE CONTRY MUSIC AND POPULAR CULTURE IN CUBA ABSTRACT The country music in Cuba is the fundamental for the study of the country's culture base. It converges with few elements of Aboriginal people from different ethnic cultures that shaped the broad cultural mosaic of the island country music being unequivocal synthesis of this process. Through critical analysis, were taken into consideration ideas raised by several authors, allowing enrich the terms and understanding of the subject. The study of reality allowed analyze the presence of country music in the national context through its ethnic components, motivations, characteristics, original features, historical and social evolution as an indissoluble part in shaping the nation and its protection as a reaffirmation of identity. Thus, this text responds to insufficient information on efforts to safeguard and rescue of peasant musical

  15. Molecular and phylogenetic analysis of influenza A H1N1 pandemic viruses in Cuba, May 2009 to August 2010.

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    Ramos, Alexander Piñón; Herrera, Belsy Acosta; Ramírez, Odalys Valdés; García, Amely Arencibia; Jiménez, Mayra Muné; Valdés, Clara Savón; Fernández, Angel Goyenechea; González, Grehete; Fernández, Suset I Oropesa; Báez, Guelsys González; Espinosa, Bárbara Hernández

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    The influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus was detected in Cuba in May 2009. The introduction of a new virus with increased transmissibility into a population makes surveillance of the pandemic strain to the molecular level necessary. The aim of the present study was the molecular and phylogenetic analysis of pandemic influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 strains that circulated in Cuba between May 2009 and August 2010. Seventy clinical samples were included in the study. Nucleotide sequences from the hemagglutinin HA1 region segment were obtained directly from clinical samples. Genetic distances were calculated using MEGA v.5.05. A phylogenetic tree was constructed using MrBayes v.3.1.2 software. Potential N-glycosylation sites were predicted using NetNGlyc server 1.0. The 48 Cuban sequences of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 obtained were similar to the A/California/07/2009 (H1N1) vaccine strain. Most of the Cuban strains belonged to clade 7. Cuban viruses showed amino acid changes, some of them located at three antigenic sites: Ca, Sa, and Sb. Two dominant mutations were detected: P83S (100%) and S203T (85.7%). Glycosylation site analysis revealed the gain of one site at position 162 in 13 sequences. The findings in this study contribute to our understanding of the progress of the influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus, since this virus is at the starting point of its evolution in humans.

  16. Scientific investigations on Integral General Medicine during the historic evolution of this specialty. Cienfuegos, 1988-2005. Las investigaciones científicas en Medicina General Integral durante la evolución histórica de la especialidad. Cienfuegos, 1988-2005.

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    Full Text Available Background: The program of the doctor and nurse of the family has undergone several structural, organizational, methodological, of socioeconomic context and of political priority changes and it is unknown the influence of such evolution on the works of conclusion of the Integral General Medicine specialty in Cienfuegos. Objective: To compare the works of conclusion of the Integral General Medicine specialty in three different stages of the program of the doctor and nurse of the family in Cienfuegos. Methods: A descriptive study for which a sample of the act of the pertaining to the estate exams, archived in the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Cienfuegos, was revised, corresponding to the years 88-92, 99-00, 04-05, and tribunal members of the exams were enquired to know about the work situation of the authors, tutors, grades, investigation themes. Results: It was found that the authors work situation varies according to the municipalitie´s expansion. The present stage is characterized by the location in Venezuela and Haiti. Specialists of the Health Primary Attention have tutored most of the investigations. The excellent grade was given to more than 50% of the investigations in the first and last stage. Conclusions: The majority of the investigations topics correspond to the main Health programs, but new ones are being adopted while others are abandoned. Methodological deficiencies continue.
    Fundamento: El Programa del Médico y Enfermera de la Familia ha pasado por varias etapas de cambios estructurales, organizacionales, metodológicos, del contexto socioeconómico y de priorización política y no se conoce qué influencias ha tenido esa evolución histórica sobre los trabajos de terminación de la especialidad de Medicina General Integral en Cienfuegos. Objetivo: Comparar los trabajos de terminación de

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    Celebrated as one of the leading and most valuable brands in the world, eBay has acquired iconic status on par with century-old brands such as Coca-Cola and Disney. The eBay logo is now synonymous with the world’s leading online auction website, and its design is associated with the company’s...

  18. Higher Education in Cuba in the 2000s: Past and Future.

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    Sabina, Elvira Martin

    This paper reviews the development of higher education in Cuba and its current status. Current educational development in Cuba is the result of more than four decades of sustained social and political endeavor. Three main features of this development have been identified. The first is the absolute commitment of the state to the educational…

  19. 77 FR 23598 - Technical Amendment to Cuba Airport List: Addition of Recently Approved Airports

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    ... FR 5058) that amended the CBP regulations to establish such procedures and airport eligibility... SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection 19 CFR Part 122 Technical Amendment to Cuba Airport List... from Cuba. DATES: Effective: April 20, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arthur A.E. Pitts, Sr.,...

  20. Theological Higher Education in Cuba: Part 2--Origins and Ministry of Protestant Seminaries

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    Esqueda, Octavio J.

    2007-01-01

    This article provides an overview of the main Protestant theological seminaries in Cuba: Western Cuba Baptist Seminary, Cedars of Lebanon Seminary, The New Pines Evangelical Seminary, Evangelical Theological Seminary, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center, Nazarene Theological Seminary and International School of Theology. The history and…

  1. Cáncer gástrico. Caracterización de los casos operados en la provincia de Cienfuegos (2009-2011

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    Herson Leonel Otzoy Cún

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: el cáncer gástrico es el tumor digestivo más frecuente, en algunos países ocupa la segunda causa de muerte por tumores malignos. Objetivo: caracterizar desde el punto de vista clínico-epidemiológico los cánceres gástricos operados en la provincia de Cienfuegos en el trienio 2009-2011. Métodos: estudio de serie de casos del total de pacientes operados (57 de cáncer gástrico en el Hospital General Universitario Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima de la provincia de Cienfuegos, de enero del 2009 a diciembre de 2011. Las variables analizadas fueron: sexo, edad, factores de riesgo, enfermedades asociadas, localización anatómica, variante histológica, etapa clínica en el momento del diagnóstico, técnicas quirúrgicas aplicadas, complicaciones de la cirugía y estado de los pacientes al momento del egreso. Resultados: el mayor número de pacientes pertenecía al sexo masculino, comprendido entre 50 a 60 años. Los factores de riesgo que más predominaron fueron el tabaquismo, alcoholismo y gastritis crónica. El mayor porciento de los tumores se localizó en el antro gástrico en las etapas clínicas III y IV en el momento del diagnóstico. El tipo histológico más frecuente fue el adenocarcinoma. La técnica quirúrgica más utilizada fue la gastrectomía subtotal ampliada, solamente un 5 % de los casos presentaron complicaciones de la cirugía propiamente dicha. El 96,5 % de los pacientes egresó vivo. Conclusiones: En Cienfuegos los hombres mayores de 50 años son más propensos a padecer de cáncer gástrico; en el mayor número de casos el diagnóstico es tardío y más del 30 % se trata con técnicas paliativas.

  2. Cuatro aspectos del sector construcción, en Cuba

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    Salas, Julián

    1983-09-01

    Full Text Available Under the common title of «Four Aspects of the Construction Sector in Cuba», we gather some other works, to a certain extent different in theme and focus, but which globally may help to outline both the present level of the technical development of the construction sector and its potential installed. There is described in the «Technical Center of Construction and Materials», which is a basic institution and one which promotes the technological development of the sector. In another work are reviewed the construction systems employed in Cuba, both autochthonous and foreign, as these systems are the basis and support of Cuban construction. In the third place there is reproduced a punctual aspect of the research work being carried out in ICIDCA (Research Center of the élite of Cuba; it deals with the employment of megasse in the production of agglomerates for use in construction. The panorama finalizes with a brief, schematical resume of the construction of industrial buildings of one storey, by means of prefabricated elements or of industrial origin, which respond to some strict conditions and which are carried out following rigorous rules of the project. We understand that the ensemble of these four facets constitutes a significant sample of that plural prism and ensemble which Is the construction sector of any country.Bajo el título común de «Cuatro Aspectos del Sector Construcción, en Cuba», recogemos otros tantos trabajos, en cierto modo dispares de temática y enfoque, pero que globalmente pueden ayudar a perfilar tanto el nivel actual del desarrollo técnico del sector construcción, como su potencial instalado. Se describe el «Centro Técnico de la Construcción y los Materiales» a modo de institución básica e impulsora del desarrollo tecnológico sectorial. Se pasa revista, en otro trabajo, a los sistemas constructivos empleados en Cuba, tanto autóctonos como foráneos, por ser estos sistemas la base y soporte real del

  3. Síndrome metabólico en un área de salud de Cienfuegos. Segunda medición de CARMEN

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    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: El conocimiento de las prevalencias de los principales factores de riesgos cardiovasculares y del síndrome metabólico en una comunidad, es determinante para establecer programas preventivos de salud.Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia del síndrome metabólico en un área de salud de la ciudad de Cienfuegos, así como su relación con los principales factores de riesgo.Métodos: Se realizó un estudio de corte transversal del tipo descriptivo correlacional. La muestra se obtuvo mediante un método probabilístico y es representativa de la población mayor de 17 años del área de salud IV del municipio de Cienfuegos; se estudiaron 209 personas extraídas de un universo de 16577 individuos, se utilizó un porcentaje de prevalencia esperada del 18 %, un intervalo de confianza (IC del 95 %, una precisión de ± 5 % y una tasa de no respuesta del 35 %.Resultados: La prevalencia de síndrome metabólico se determinó en 21,7 %, la prevalencia de hipertensión arterial fue de 39,2 %, la obesidad en 24,8 % y la diabetes mellitus en 10,7 %. La prevalencia de síndrome metabólico en mayores de 40 años fue de 43,7 % con una razón de prevalencia de 2,40 para el sexo masculino.Conclusiones: Existe una alta prevalencia de los principales factores de riesgo en la comunidad, la principal triada de asociación para el síndrome metabólico esta formada por la hipertensión, hipertrigliceridemia e hipocolesterolemia de HDL.

  4. Alternative interpretation for the active zones of Cuba

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    Rodríguez, Mario Octavio Cotilla

    2014-11-01

    An alternative explanation to the seismoactivity of Cuban faults is presented. The model is a consequence of the interaction between Caribbean and North American plates. It is made with 12 geodynamic cells form by a set of 13 active faults and their 14 areas of intersection. These cells are recognized morpho-structural blocks. The area between Eastern Matanzas and Western Cauto-Nipe is excluded because of the low level of seismic information. Cuba has two types of seismogenetic structures: faults and intersection of faults.

  5. First molecular evidence of Coxiella burnetii infecting ticks in Cuba.

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    Noda, Angel A; Rodríguez, Islay; Miranda, Jorge; Contreras, Verónica; Mattar, Salim

    2016-02-01

    Coxiella burnetii is the causative agent of Q fever. In order to explore the occurrence of C. burnetii in ticks, samples were collected from horses, dogs and humans living in a Cuban occidental community. The species most commonly recovered were Amblyomma mixtum (67%), Rhipicephalus sanguineus s.l. (27%) and Dermacentor nitens (6%). Specific IS1111 PCR and amplicon sequencing allowed the identification of C. burnetii DNA in A. mixtum collected from a domestic horse. These findings, for first time in Cuba, indicate the need for an in-depth assessment of the C. burnetii occurrence in hosts and humans at risk of infection.

  6. Medical genetics in Cuba and its social impact.

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    Edith María Beltrán Molina

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The Genetics it is the science that studies the genes of the individuals, their operation, their transmission, their alterations, their relationships with other genes and their interaction with the environment. The present article approaches aspects of great interest corresponding to this science, in the same one he/she appears reflected a summary of examples that you/they evidence the advances of the medical genetics in Cuba as well as achievements in favor of the health and the well-being of the children and the Cuban family in general that they register among the noblest ideals and it reflects the humanist and solidary character of the Cuban Revolution.

  7. Ciência em Cuba: uma aposta pela soberania

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    Orfilio Peláez Mendoza

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available No dia 15 de janeiro de 1960, o então primeiro-ministro do Governo Revolucionário, Fidel Castro Ruz, disse que o futuro de Cuba teria que ser necessariamente um futuro de homens de ciência, um futuro de homens de pensamento. Meio século depois de pronunciada tão profética frase, a ilha caribenha é um país de pesquisadores, especialistas e operários altamente qualificados, que dispõe de uma das indústrias biotecnológicas mais importantes do mundo, com resultados comparáveis aos atingidos pelas nações líderes nessa área do conhecimento, e na qual a atividade científica está a caminho de se converter numa potente força produtiva, geradora de significativo ingresso de divisas e de um bem-estar maior para a sociedade.El 15 de enero de 1960 el entonces primer ministro del Gobierno Revolucionario, Fidel Castro Ruz, dijo que el futuro de Cuba tendría que ser necesariamente un futuro de hombres de ciencia, un futuro de hombres de pensamiento. Medio siglo después de pronunciada tan profética frase, la Isla caribeña es un país de investigadores, especialistas y obreros altamente calificados, que dispone de una de las industrias biotecnológicas más pujantes del mundo, con resultados comparables a los alcanzados por las naciones líderes en esta esfera del conocimiento, y donde la actividad científica va en camino de convertirse en una potente fuerza productiva, generadora de significativos ingresos en divisas y de un mayor bienestar para la sociedad.On January 15, 1960, Fidel Castro Ruz, then prime minister of the Revolutionary Government, said that Cuba's future would necessarily have to be a future of men of science, a future of men of thought. Half a century after this prophetic announcement, the Caribbean island is a country of researchers, specialists and highly skilled workers, boasting one of the world's most important biotechnological industries, with achievements comparable to those of leading nations in this field of

  8. El edificio Bacardí en Santiago de Cuba

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    Encontrar los criterios que delinearon el proceso de diseño para el proyecto de oficinas de Bacardí y Compañía en Santiago de Cuba de Mies van der Rohe, poniéndolo en relación con trabajos anteriores y estableciendo criterios que se reconocen como propios de su arquitectura, y como las condicionantes que presenta esta ubicación hacen replantear a Mies otras maneras de establecer re-laciones formales, espaciales y estructurales.

  9. Turismo y cambio social en Santiago de Cuba

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    Este artículo presenta una aproximación a la influencia del turismo internacional en los cambios en la sociedad cubana. Se centra en el análisis de un espacio público representativo de la ciudad de Santiago de Cuba, el Parque Céspedes, en el que se profundiza sobre la aparición de un nuevo grupo social, «los jineteros», y su influencia sobre el resto de los grupos sociales que conviven en el parque. Por último, se plantean unos interrogantes para la reflexión sobre el fen...

  10. Isotopic hydrodynamic of the aquifer systems Jaruco and Aguacate, Cuba

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    An isotopic dispersive model is applied to the Jaruco and Aguacate karstic groundwater basins of Western Cuba. The best fit of the model was validated with stable (18O and 2H) and radioactive (3H) isotopes. Modeling showed an aquifer stratification in two basic levels with turnover times of three month to upper level and close to 100 years to the lower level. The last one mainly supplies the base flow of the Ojo de agua and Bello springs and therefore, controls the dry season exploitation yields of the aqueducts of El Gato and Bello. Model results introduces an important constraint in the exploitation of groundwater resource of both aquifer systems

  11. Epidemiology of Suicide in Cuba, 1987-2014.

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    Corona-Miranda, Beatriz; Hernández-Sánchez, Mariela; Lomba-Acevedo, Paula

    2016-07-01

    INTRODUCTION Suicide is a health problem influenced by biological, genetic, psychological, social and economic factors. It is responsible for 50% of violent deaths in the male population, worldwide, and 71% in the female. In the Americas, 65,000 deaths by suicide occur every year. It is the ninth most frequent cause of death in Cuba, and third among people aged 10-19. OBJECTIVE Characterize the epidemiology of suicide in Cuba from 1987 to 2014. METHODS A retrospective descriptive study was conducted. The information comprised all records of death by suicide from January 1, 1987 to December 31, 2014, in the Cuban Ministry of Public Health's National Statistics Division database. The variables were sex, age, skin color, employment status/occupation, marital status, and method of suicide. Crude and age-standardized mortality rates and age-sex specific mortality rates were calculated, all per 100,000 population, as well as the sex ratio. Relative change over the series was calculated as a percentage. Distribution of suicides by variable was calculated and proportions expressed as percentages. RESULTS A total of 51,113 deaths by suicide were reported (annual average 1825), of which 34,671 (67.8%) were among men. The sex ratio was 2.1:1 for the entire study period, and 3.9:1 for 2011-2014. Over the course of the period studied, age-standardized suicide rates decreased from 23.9 to 10.8 per 100,000 population (54.8% reduction). The group aged ≥60 years had the highest average age-standardized rate, 44.6 per 100,000 population. The highest suicide burden by age was in the group aged 20-59 years (60.5%). By skin color, the highest burden was in those recorded as white, 68.9%. By marital status, the highest burden was in persons with a stable partner (46.7%), and by employment status/occupation, in retired (25.9%). The most commonly used method was hanging (59.4%). CONCLUSIONS Over the course of about three decades, suicide mortality rates have declined by almost half and

  12. The Spanish Language textbook in Chile and Cuba

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    Jorge Marcelo Ayzum Echeverría

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    Full Text Available The paper presents a description and analysis of the content of textbook of Language and Communication (Spanish in Cuba considering the indispensable tasks for fostering a developmental learning. A comparative analysis of fourth year Cuban and Chilean textbook contents was carried following certain criteria that normally promote good learning practices. Once the textbooks were compared, the findings suggest that school textbooks should be selected on the basis of the criteria taken as reference, in the meantime, such criteria may lead teacher to design complementary tasks.

  13. MÚSICA CAMPESINA Y CULTURA POPULAR EN CUBA

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    Resumen La música campesina en Cuba constituye la base fundamental para el estudio de la cultura del país. En ella confluye junto a escasos elementos de la población aborigen las culturas de diferentes etnias que conformaron el amplio mosaico cultural de la Isla siendo la música campesina síntesis inequívoca de este proceso. A través de un análisis crítico, se tomaron en consideración ideas planteadas por varios autores, lo que permite enriquecer los términos y la comprensión del tema. El...

  14. L’insegnamento della lingua e letteratura italiane a Cuba.

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    Mayerìn Bello Valdés

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 14 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabella normale"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} Nel suo articolo l’autrice ricostruisce la storia dell’insegnamento delle lingua e della letteratura italiane a Cuba dal Novecento ai giorni nostri, e fornisce una ricca documentazione sui corsi di italiano, sugli studi e  sulle opere più importanti pubblicate a Cuba sulla nostra letteratura e sulle manifestazioni realizzate per la diffusione della cultura italiana nel paese. In particolare riferisce dell’importante ruolo svolto dalla rivista “Cuadernos de italianística cubana” – e dalle istituzioni accademiche e culturali che ad essa fanno riferimento – nel campo della ricerca linguistica, della glottodidattica, dello studio della cultura italiana nelle sue diverse manifestazioni, tra cui la musica e l’opera lirica, e nella diffusione dell’italiano attraverso specifici programmi televisivi.  Normal 0 14 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabella normale"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} In her article the author reconstructs the history of Italian language and literature teaching in Cuba from the Nineteen Hundreds up to the present and provides a wealth of documentation on the Italian courses, studies and the most important works published in Cuba on our literature, as well as on events organized to spread Italian culture throughout the country.  In particular

  15. Characterization of medicine students regarding Research Methodology in Cienfuegos Medical School. Caracterización de los alumnos de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas de Cienfuegos en temas de Metodología de la Investigación.

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    Monica González Brito

    Full Text Available Introduction: University excellence is linked to excellence in the educative process and research field. Objective: To determine the knowledge level about Research Methodology of Medicine students, including those in Mario Muñoz Monroy group. Methods: This study was developed in the Medicine School in Cienfuegos with a stratified sample using measurable instruments. Results: Students do not know the different kinds research, the variables and the most frequent statistic techniques.

    Introducción: El camino de la excelencia universitaria pasa, fundamentalmente, por la excelencia del proceso docente-educativo y del proceso de investigación científica. Objetivo: Determinar el nivel de conocimientos sobre Metodología de la Investigación que poseen los estudiantes de la carrera de Medicina, incluyendo a los que pertenecen al movimiento Mario Muñoz Monroy. Métodos: Estudio realizado en la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas de Cienfuegos, par el cual se empleó un muestreo estratificado para tener representatividad de todos los años de Medicina, se aplicaron instrumentos medibles a tales efectos. Resultados: Los estudiantes desconocen los tipos de estudio, las variables de investigación y las técnicas estadísticas más utilizadas.

  16. Metodología para la Implantación de un Sistema de Gestión por el Conocimiento en Empresas de Diseño y Servicios Ingenieros para el sector de la construcción en Cuba

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    Julio Alfredo García Caraballo

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    Full Text Available En la ponencia se presenta la "Metodología para la Implantación de un Sistema de Gestión por el Conocimiento en Empresas de Diseño y Servicios Ingenieros para el sector de la construcción en Cuba " resultado de una investigación científica ejecutada por la Empresa de Proyectos de Arquitectura e Ingeniería de Matanzas con la colaboración de la Universidad de Matanzas "Camilo Cienfuegos" y que aplicada y validada en la primera permitió la creación de los cimientos de una cultura gerencial que reconoce el valor que tienen para una organización, el uso adecuado de la información y la insustituible importancia de utilizar y preservar los conocimientos adquiridos por los trabajadores en el transcurso del tiempo, que son a su vez parte estratégica de su patrimonio. Dicha metodología facilita extender esta cultura a todos los niveles de dirección de la organización y entre sus trabajadores, como vía para alcanzar la eficacia y eficiencia necesarias en nuestra economía.

  17. Cuba's oil crisis spells trouble for Castro; Opportunity for foreign petroleum investment

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    This paper reports on Cuba's oil crisis which presents long term woes for the government of Fidel Castro but new opportunities for foreign petroleum investment. That's the main thesis of a study by East-West Center (EWC), Honolulu. Since the cutoff of subsidized oil supplies from the former Soviet Union at the first of the year, Cuba has endured a crippling loss of export revenues and draconian energy rationing measures at home. The Soviets had reduced oil supplies to Cuba since 1989 after decades of providing the Castro government with subsidized oil supplies. Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev exempted Cuba from paying market prices for Soviet oil in 1991 while requiring that of Soviet trading partners in eastern Europe. With the collapse of Communism in the former U.S.S.R., however, oil supplies from that region are available to Cuba only at market prices and for hard currency. That has triggered a crisis in the Western Hemisphere's sole Communist regime as Cuba's gross special product - equivalent to GNP - fell by 5% in 1990 and a further 20% in 1991. The foreign exchange loss of $1.6 billion stemming from the loss of Soviet subsidized oil supplies exceeds that of total foreign exchange earnings from all other sources. If Cuba imports oil in 1989 volumes at current prices, its oil import tab alone will be $1.3 billion, EWC projects.

  18. La United Fruit Company en Cuba: Organización del trabajo y resistencia obrera

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    Oscar Zanetti Lecuona Lecuona

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    Full Text Available En Cuba la United Fruit actuó como una empresa azucarera, situación hasta cierto punto excepcional dentro de la especialización bananera que trazó el perfil de esa empresa a escala continental. El estudio que aquí se propone sobre las prácticas de la Compañía en Cuba, en particular respecto a su manejo de la fuerza de trabajo y las relaciones laborales, contribuye a esclarecer algunas constantes de la conducta empresarial de la United en sus diferentes ámbitos de operación.Palabras Clave: Cuba; United Fruit Company; trabajadores; condiciones de trabajo; relaciones laborales. The United Fruit Company in Cuba: Work organization and labor resistanceAbstractIn Cuba, the United Fruit Company was a sugar company, a situation to some extent exceptional in the banana profile of this company. The analysis of the practices of the United Fruit in Cuba, in particular with regard to its handling of the labor force and of labor relations, will contribute to a better knowledge of the entrepreneurial behavior of this company in its different areas of operations.Keywords: Cuba; United Fruit Company; workers; labor conditions; labor relations.

  19. Hammond Bay Biological Station

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Hammond Bay Biological Station (HBBS), located near Millersburg, Michigan, is a field station of the USGS Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC). HBBS was established by...

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This data set consists of 0.5-meter pixel resolution, four band orthoimages covering the Humboldt Bay area. An orthoimage is remotely sensed image data in which...

  1. Bathymetry in Jobos Bay

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This image represents a 4x4 meter resolution bathymetric surface for Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico (in NAD83 UTM 19 North). The depth values are in meters referenced to...

  2. Logy Bay Fishing Settlement

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    2003-01-01

    202 x 151 mm. Showing the small inlet with moored rowing boats and rough wooden shacks built on the cliffside. Lying about seven miles from St. John's, Logy Bay was used as a summertime fishing station.

  3. Biscayne Bay Alongshore Epifauna

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Field studies to characterize the alongshore epifauna (shrimp, crabs, echinoderms, and small fishes) along the western shore of southern Biscayne Bay were started...

  4. Las finanzas de Cuba en el ocaso colonial

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    Iglesias García, Fe

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available The author discusses the repercussions of the War of Independence on the Cuban economy as a Whole. The data provided include costs per sector, their effects on exports, customs figures and collection of taxes. In addition, the author's analysis on property imposts provides the reader with information on Cuba´s financial situation and that of the landowners at the time when the reconstruction of the country began.

    En este artículo se estudian las repercusiones provocadas por la Guerra de Independencia en el conjunto de la economía cubana, así mismo se aporta información del costo por sectores, su repercusión sobre las exportaciones, los ingresos aduaneros y el cobro de impuestos, y se traza en líneas generales la situación financiera de Cuba y de los propietarios al momento de iniciarse la reconstrucción del país, a partir del estudio de los gravámenes que afectaban la propiedad.

  5. Implementation of tissue microarrays technique for cancer research in Cuba

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    Tania Lahera-Sánchez

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available The tissue microarray (TMA technique is based on making cylindrical cores from paraffin donor blocks and transfer to a single recipient block. The TMA has revolutionized the field of pathology for the possibility to evaluate multiple samples in one slide. There is no precedent of this subject in Cuba, so the objective of this research was to implement the TMA technique. The concordance of the results obtained by complete section and the TMA were evaluated for this purpose, in the evaluation of the estrogen receptors (ER, progesterone (PR and epidermal growth factor type 2 (HER2 in samples of breast cancer. Forty-five paraffin-embedded samples from women diagnosed with breast cancer at the Institute of Oncology in 2012 were studied. Two TMA blocks were constructed, and subsequently the expression of markers ER, PR and HER2 was determined by immunohistochemistry, in the complete section of tissue and in the TMA. Kappa index was used for concordance analysis. A good concordance was obtained for all three markers (ER k=0.8272; PR k=0.793 and HER2 k=0.716. This study constitutes the first report on the TMA technique in Cuba and shows that it is a valuable tool, suggesting its potential use in translational research and clinical trials on vaccines.

  6. Cuba, Canarias y la prensa, en el contexto del 98

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    Lic. Ileana Medina Hernández

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available 1898 es para España el año del Desastre, con mayúscula; 1898 es para Cuba el año de la independencia, quizá con minúscula. Canarias es la puerta de salida de Europa; Cuba es puerta la entrada de América. La migración canario - cubana ha sido un factor histórico decisivo en la formación de ambas nacionalidades. La prensa de masas naciente a fines del siglo XIX jugó un papel determinante en la guerra hispano-norteamericana y su desenlace. Conjugando esas cuatro sentencias aplastantes y archiconocidas, la investigación del reflejo del proceso independentista cubano en la prensa de canaria aporta sustanciosos elementos al conocimiento del papel de los procesos de comunicación en la historia y en la cultura de ambos archipiélagos, en el importante contexto del fin de siglo XIX.

  7. Biological indicators in Cuba. Current trends and forecasting

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    The introduction and development of biological indicators of radiation damage began in Cuba in 1986 with the creation of the department of Radiobiology at the Centre for Hygiene and Radiation Protection. The first experiences however began in Cuba in the sixties. The initial task of the work started in the 80 was to introduce the cytogenetic dosimetry. This task finalised with the consolidation of a regular cytogenetic service, currently analyses the cases of presumed overexposures in the country. Additionally a group of research projects are carried out using cytogenetic indicators among them a project with children from territories affected by the Chernobyl accident. The biochemical indicators of radiation damage were developed in a parallel way, at the moment a group of them are available.The nucleic acid concentration and oxidative stress indicators in patients selected for bone marrow transplants are in use in research projects. In the near future a comet assay and the p53 expression will be include in the list of laboratory indicators. In the paper are presented the main results obtained until the moment in the regular services, in the ongoing projects and the works planing for the future. (author)

  8. Impact of the 1970 Reforms to Cuba's National Tuberculosis Control Program.

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    Beldarraín, Enrique

    2015-07-01

    INTRODUCTION To reach the goal of eliminating tuberculosis as a public health problem in Cuba, the epidemiological evolution of the disease and of strategies designed to prevent and manage it to date must be well understood. In this context, in 1970, changes were introduced in Cuba's National Tuberculosis Control Program. OBJECTIVE Review background and evolution of Cuba's strategy for tuberculosis control, the changes implemented in the 1970 revision of the Program, and their impact on the subsequent evolution of the disease in Cuba. METHODS Published articles on the history of tuberculosis control in Cuba were reviewed, along with archival documents and medical records. Documents concerning the situation of pulmonary tuberculosis in Cuba, including measures adopted to address the disease and its extent, were selected for study, with an emphasis on the period of the Program. Interviews with key informants were conducted. RESULTS Cuba's fight against tuberculosis began in Santiago de Cuba, with the creation of a local Anti-Tuberculosis League in 1890. Strategic changes introduced by Cuba's public health sector, stressing health promotion and disease prevention, led to the 1959 creation of the Tuberculosis Department, which implemented Cuba's first National Tuberculosis Control Program in 1963. This Program was completely reorganized in 1970. The National Tuberculosis Control Program (1963) covered a network of 27 tuberculosis dispensaries, 8 sanatoriums and 24 bacteriology laboratories. Diagnosis was based on radiographic imaging criteria. Incidence was 52.6/100,000 in 1964 and reached 31.2 in 1970. The Program was updated in 1970 to include two major changes: the requirement for bacteriological confirmation of diagnosis and directly-observed outpatient treatment fully integrated into health services. By 1971, incidence was down to 17.8/100,000, and further reduced to 11.6 in 1979. The decrease is interpreted as the result of the greater specificity of

  9. Radiological control of the junk exports in Cuba; Control radiologico de las exportaciones de chatarra en Cuba

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    Dominguez L, O.; Capote F, E.; Carrazana G, J.A.; Zerquera, J.T.; Ramos V, O.; Alonso A, D.; Fernandez, I.M.; Caveda R, C.A.; Madrazo M, S.; Barroso P, I. [CPHR, Calle 20 No. 4113 e/41 y 47, Playa, C.P. 11300, A.P. 6195, C.P. 10600 La Habana (Cuba)]. e-mail: orlando@cphr.edu.cu

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    Even when in Cuba a strict control exists on the radiation sources that enter to the country to be used in the different applications, it can be given the case that sources or contaminated materials that never were under this control due fundamentally to that entered to the country before the same one existed, appear in the junk that is marketed. In our country it is effective the Combined Resolution CITMA-MINCEX dated on April, 2002 that settles down the necessity and obligation that has all that manipulates, imports, exports or process junk of carrying out it a radiological control. From April, 2002 making use of a minimum of resources, an own methodology, a properly qualified personnel and the support of a credited laboratory by the ISO 17025 standard, the radioactivity measurement service in junk belonging to the Center of Protection and Hygiene of the Radiations (CPHR), it has reduced the risks that sources or contaminated materials are found in the junk that is exported in the main exporter companies of this line in Cuba avoiding possible radiological emergency situations that affect the population and the environment. (Author)

  10. Module bay with directed flow

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    Torczynski, John R.

    2001-02-27

    A module bay requires less cleanroom airflow. A shaped gas inlet passage can allow cleanroom air into the module bay with flow velocity preferentially directed toward contaminant rich portions of a processing module in the module bay. Preferential gas flow direction can more efficiently purge contaminants from appropriate portions of the module bay, allowing a reduced cleanroom air flow rate for contaminant removal. A shelf extending from an air inlet slit in one wall of a module bay can direct air flowing therethrough toward contaminant-rich portions of the module bay, such as a junction between a lid and base of a processing module.

  11. A new species of isopod (Isopoda: Flabellifera: Sphaeromatidae from Cuba, with an identification key for the species of Paraimene Una especie nueva de isópodo (Isopoda: Flabellifera: Sphaeromatidae de Cuba, con una clave de identificación para las especies de Paraimene

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available A new species of isopod crustacean belonging to the genus Paraimene (Flabellifera, Sphaeromatidae is described. The new species was collected from Cojimar Bay, La Habana Province, Cuba. Paraimene danieli new species differs from all other known species of the genus by the following characters: pereonites 2-3 smooth, pereonites 5-6 carínate, pereonite 7 and pleonite 1 raised at middle point, lacinia mobilis with 3 cusps. An identification key to species of Paraimene is provided.Se describe una especie nueva de isópodo perteneciente al género Paraimene (Isopoda, Flabellifera, Sphaeromatidae. La especie nueva fue colectada de la Bahía de Cojimar, Provincia La Habana, Cuba. Paraimene danieli especie nueva difiere de las especies conocidas del género por los siguientes caracteres: lacinia mobilis con 3 cúspides; pereonites 2-3 lisos, pereonites 5-6 carinados, pereonite 7 y pleonite 1 elevados medialmente. Se presenta una clave de identificación para las especies de Paraimene.

  12. 33 CFR 100.124 - Maggie Fischer Memorial Great South Bay Cross Bay Swim, Great South Bay, New York.

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    ... South Bay Cross Bay Swim, Great South Bay, New York. 100.124 Section 100.124 Navigation and Navigable... NAVIGABLE WATERS § 100.124 Maggie Fischer Memorial Great South Bay Cross Bay Swim, Great South Bay, New York... swimmer or safety craft on the swim event race course bounded by the following points: Starting Point...

  13. Cuba: los entornos cambiantes de la partcipación

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    Haroldo DILLA ALFONSO

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: La participación popular ha sido una permanente invocación del discurso político revolucionario cubano, particularmente en las instancias comunitarias. Este ensayo trata de analizar la evolución de los diseños, instituciones y realidades participativas a partir de su relación con las situaciones políticas y los modelos de reproducción económicos. Por su relevancia, se presta especial atención al sistema municipal cubano. Este fue creado en 1976 y ha experimentado diversas modificaciones, las más importantes de las cuales tuvieron lugar en 1992. Los cambios económicos y sociales que han tenido lugar en Cuba en los últimos diez años imponen a la participación nuevos retos, entre ellos la necesidad de una concepción más autónoma y pluralista del accionar popular en la esfera pública, lo que de alguna manera ya se expresa en algunos esfuerzos oficiales por adecuar los patrones de participación existentes (esencialmente una participación paternalista-clientelista y en la emergencia de movimientos comunitarios que intentan controlar y transformar las vidas cotidianas en los vecindarios.ABSTRACT: Popular participation has been a permanent slogan in the political discourse of revolutionary Cuba, particularly at the community level. This article deals with the design and evolution of institutions and participatory realities starting with its relation with the political situation and economic models of reproduction. Special attention is given to the municipal system created in 1976 and modified severa! times from which the most important modification was the one in 1992. The social and economic changes of Cuba during the last ten years have posed new challenges to participation such as the need for a more autonomous and pluralistic conception of "popular praxis" in the public sphere. This is present in the official efforts to adequate existing participatory norms (particularly the paternalistic-clientelistic participation and

  14. El turismo como estrategia de desarrollo en Cuba

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    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Tourism has become an economic activity which is becoming more and more important, socially, economically and environmentally. This fact is especially relevant in the case of Cuba. The tourist activity is seen as a form of stabilising the balance of payments, a source of income and employment. However, in this times of economic and political uncertainty, the dangers of substituting the basic commodity of sugar for something else (tourism is very big and it may be necessary to revise the use of tourism as a way of future development.

    [es] El turismo se ha convertido en una actividad económica que, cada vez tiene mayor importancia en el desarrollo económico, social y medio ambiental. Este hecho adquiere una especial relevancia en el caso de Cuba. La actividad turística es vista como una forma de equilibrar la balanza de pagos, una fuente de divisas y de empleo. Sin embargo, en momentos de incertidumbre económica y política como son los actuales, los peligros de sustituir un monocultivo (del azúcar por otro (el turismo son muy grandes y se hace necesario revisar su utilización como vía para el desarrollo. [fr] Le tourisme est devenu une activité économique de plus en plus importante du point de vue économique, social et environnemental. Il s'agit là d'un fait tout particulièrement essentiel dans le cas de Cuba. L'activité touristique est abordée comme un moyen permettant d'équilibrer la balance des paiements, ainsi qu'une source de devises et d'emploi. Cependant, considérant la conjoncture actuelle d'incertitude économique et politique qui accroît les risques de remplacer une monoculture (celle du sucre par une autre (le tourisme, il est donc nécessaire de réétudier l'utilisation du tourisme en tant que voie de développement.

  15. Baseline research for action: adolescent alcohol consumption in Los Palacios Municipality, Cuba.

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    Díaz, Yolanda; Espinosa, Yairelis

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    In Cuba, alcohol is an important contributor to morbidity, mortality and social problems. The foundation of Cuba's universal primary health care coverage, family doctor-and-nurse offices play a critical role in prevention, early detection and treatment of alcohol abuse. Los Palacios Municipality of the westernmost province of Pinar del Río, Cuba, is a socially complex, periurban area where alcohol abuse and alcoholism have been identified as important health problems. Adolescents constitute a population at high risk for alcohol abuse because of their receptivity to social influences, but the precise extent of the problem is unknown. This paper reports baseline findings from a survey and direct observation of alcohol consumption in the catchment area of a primary care center, conducted to inform planning for an educational intervention. KEYWORDS Alcohol, alcoholism, alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence, adolescence, primary health care, Cuba.

  16. First report of a Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) in Cuba

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    Alvarez-Aleman, Anmari; Beck, Cathy A.; Powell, James A.

    2010-01-01

    Manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris) in Florida utilize intake and effluent canals of power plants as resting and thermoregulatory habitat. We report the use of a power plant canal in Cuba by a known Florida manatee, the first documented case of movement by a manatee between Florida and Cuba. In January, February, and April 2007, two manatees (mother and calf) were reported entering a power plant canal in north Havana, Cuba. The larger manatee had several distinctive scars which were photographed. Digital images were matched to a previously known Florida manatee (CR131) with a sighting history dating from December 1979 to July 2006. Exchanges of individuals between Florida and Cuba may have important genetic implications, particularly since there appears to be little genetic exchange between the Florida manatee subspecies with populations of the Antillean manatee subspecies (T. m. manatus) in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

  17. Farming like we're here to stay : the mixed farming alternative for Cuba

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    2008-01-01

    Keywords: Crop-livestock, agro-diversity, mixed farming, dairy production, agro-ecological indicators, sustainability, energy efficiency, local development, Cuba Specialization, as opposed to diversification, and export orientation have been historically the basis for patterns of dependence on ext

  18. Heritage Modern: Cityscape of the Late Socialist Political Economy in Trinidad, Cuba

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    2011-01-01

    The overall theme of this dissertation is to understand, through the heritage cityscape of Trinidad, aspects of the processes of the reconfiguration of political economy in today's Cuba. In late socialist Cuba, tourism is a key sector sustaining the revolution, and heritage cityscape constitutes one of the main tourist attractions. In this regard, the city of Trinidad provides a vantage point to analyze heritage practices and the tourism economy. I argue that the heritage cityscape of Trinida...

  19. Vodú Chic: Haitian Religion and the Folkloric Imaginary in Socialist Cuba

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    Grete Viddal

    2012-01-01

    During the first three decades of the twentieth century, hundreds of thousands of Haitian agricultural laborers arrived in Cuba seeking employment in the expanding sugar industry. Historically, Haitian cane cutters were marginal and occupied the lowest socio-economic status in Cuban society. Until relatively recently, the maintenance of Haitian spiritual beliefs, music, dance, and language in Cuba were associated with rural isolation and poverty. Today however, the continuation of Haitian cus...

  20. Assessment of Human Health Vulnerability to Climate Variability and Change in Cuba

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    Bultó, Paulo Lázaro Ortíz; Rodríguez, Antonio Pérez; Valencia, Alina Rivero; Vega, Nicolás León; Gonzalez, Manuel Díaz; Carrera, Alina Pérez

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    In this study we assessed the potential effects of climate variability and change on population health in Cuba. We describe the climate of Cuba as well as the patterns of climate-sensitive diseases of primary concern, particularly dengue fever. Analyses of the associations between climatic anomalies and disease patterns highlight current vulnerability to climate variability. We describe current adaptations, including the application of climate predictions to prevent disease outbreaks. Finally...

  1. A review of the genus Berosus Leach of Cuba (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae)

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    Albert Deler-Hernandez; Martin Fikácek; Franklyn Cala-Riquelme

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    Abstract The Cuban fauna of the genus Berosus Leach, 1817 is reviewed based on newly collected material as well as historical and type specimens. Nine species are recognized, including three recorded from Cuba for the first time: Berosus infuscatus LeConte, 1855, Berosus interstitialis Knisch, 1924 (= Berosus stribalus Orchymont, 1946 syn. n.) and Berosus metalliceps Sharp, 1882. Only one of the nine Cuban species, Berosus chevrolati , remains endemic to Cuba, as two other species previously ...

  2. Cuba y la cuestión racial

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    Full Text Available This paper analyzes race relations in Cuba within the context of her different historical conjunctures, and aims to demonstrate the existence of a racial cleavage in the present, within the dominant idea of the Nation as a supraracial and homogenous body. The paper demonstrates that the question of race has been present in all political movements in Cuba’s history, since it has always permeated the way in which Cubans perceive both themselves and others. Finally, the problem is analyzed within the framework of the revolutionary transformations from 1959 on, with special attention to the tensions implicit in the disjunction of equality before de low vs. the survival of racial prejudice.

  3. The Training of Physics Teachers in Cuba: A Historical Approach

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    de Jesús Alamino Ortega, Diego

    The regular, systematic training of physics teachers in Cuba is quite recent when compared to the long history of physics itself. However, its development may serve to illustrate some interesting solutions to a long-standing question: How should a physics teacher be trained in agreement with a certain society at a given moment? In the Cuban context the answer to this question involves quite an original sequence of continuities and breaks, following perhaps the thoughts of Bolívar's teacher, Simón Rodríguez, who wrote in the nineteenth century: "Beware! The mania of slavishly imitating the enlightened nations may well make America in its infancy play the role of an old lady."

  4. The regulatory framework for similar biotherapeutic products in Cuba.

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    Hechavarría Núñez, Yanet; Pérez Massipe, Rodrigo Omar; Orta Hernández, Santa Deybis; Muñoz, Lázara Martínez; Jacobo Casanueva, Olga Lidia; Pérez Rodríguez, Violeta; Domínguez Morales, Rolando Bárbaro; Pérez Cristiá, Rafael B

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    Biopharmaceuticals make up a significant proportion of medicinal products used for the treatment of diseases such as cancer, arthritis, cardiac dysfunctions and AIDS. Access to therapies based on the use of these products has been limited as a result of the high marketing costs. Cuba has a biopharmaceutical industry with great potential for innovation, capable of developing new products and to produce others, like the biosimilars destined to fulfill the needs of its National Health System. The Center for State Control on the Quality of Drugs (CECMED) the Cuban NRA, is facing the challenge of regulating the approval of biosimilar products manufactured locally. Consequently, CECMED has issued a position paper establishing the basic principles for regulation of these products and a specific guideline on this was elaborated. PMID:21930393

  5. Inventory of land snails from Boquerones, Ciego de Avila, Cuba

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    Félix Jonathan Pereira-Miller

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    Full Text Available A census of mollusks in Boquerones, Ciego de Avila, Cuba was carried out. Biodiversity index were studied by vegetal formation, which are: Evergreen Forest, Semideciduous Forest and Mogote Vegetation Complex. The families best represented were Helicinidae, Annularidae, Urocoptidae and Subulinidae, taking the 97.6% of the species some degree of national endemism and being the 45.24% of these local endemic. The most widely distributed species was Farcimen camaguayanum Torre & Bartsch 1941 and the rarest was Euclastaria euclasta Shuttleworth 1852. The highest biodiversity values were observed in the Mogote Vegetation Complex being of 2,856 according to Shannon-Wiener (H´ index. So far species extinction events are not seen but not discarded for the future due to a decline in local rainfall during the last 15 years as well as human activities such as agriculture and local tourism.

  6. A magnetic survey of mineral resources in northeastern Cuba

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    Batista Rodriguez, Jose Alberto [Instituto Superior Minero Metalurgico de Moa (Cuba)

    2006-01-15

    Interpretation of the aeromagnetic survey of northeastern Cuba at scale 1 50 000 is presented. Mainly ophiolitic rocks are characterized by a high magnetic response. The aeromagnetic data was reduced to the pole and the horizontal and vertical gradients, as well as the upward continuation were calculated. To define areas of serpentinized ultrabasic rocks at surface and depth, the magnetic field transformations were interpreted. We discuss lateral extension of outcrops, thickness variation of the ophiolitic rocks, basement extension and fault zones. Hydrothermal alterations indicate associated precious metal secondary mineralization. Operations are planned to limit damage to mining by siliceous material in Fe+Ni laterites. [Spanish] Cuba, en la cual afloran fundamentalmente rocas ofioliticas caracterizadas por un alto grado de magnetizacion. Los datos aeromagneticos fueron reducidos al polo y luego se realizaron los calculos de gradientes horizontales y verticales y la continuacion analitica ascendente. A partir de los resultados de estas transformaciones se delimitaron zonas donde predominan las rocas ultrabasicas serpentinizadas tanto en superficie como en profundidad, definiendose la extension lateral de estas rocas por debajo de las rocas que afloran en superficie. Tambien se estimaron las variaciones de los espesores de las rocas ofioliticas, el basamento de las rocas que afloran, la presencia de estructuras disyuntivas, y se proponen nuevas estructuras de este tipo. Por ultimo se delimitan las zonas de alteracion hidrotermal, lo cual posee gran importancia, ya que con las mismas se pueden vincular mineralizaciones de metales preciosos. Ademas, su delimitacion en depositos lateriticos permite orientar los trabajos de explotacion minera, teniendo en cuenta el dano que causa al proceso metalurgico la presencia de material silicio en las lateritas Fe+Ni.

  7. Avocado breeding in Cuba. State of the art biotechnologies

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    Genetic diversity studies of avocado germplasm: Genetic diversity among avocado varieties cultivated in Cuba was undertaken considering 22 agronomic and morphological traits, 12 AFLP and 16 SSR primer combinations. Using agromorphological traits, cultivars clustered within racial groups confirming the ecological classification and a catalogue was prepared. AFLP and SSR markers were useful for providing a more accurate estimate of genetic distances between the cultivars. Identification and characterization of soil-borne isolates: A collection of Phytopohthora spp. and Phytium spp. strains isolated from commercial avocado orchards was constructed. Identification and characterization of these isolates was done based on morphological, physiological and molecular markers (ITS and Lpv 3 primers pairs) differentiating both genus and confirming the usefulness of using a combined approach for an accurate identification. A first description about P. palmivora affecting avocado trees in Cuba was reported based on morphological traits, maximum temperature of growing, amplification pattern using ITS primer combinations and sequencing information of the amplified product obtained with Lpv 3 primer pairs. Radiosensitivity curves useful for breeding purposes: Radiosensitivity curves to Gamma rays were determined in 'Duke-7' and 'Hass' cultivars commonly used as rootstocks. LD50 values were calculated to be 28 and 27 Gy for each cultivar, respectively. Selection for salinity conditions using zygotic embryos: Survival curves (LD50) were calculated for 'Duke-7' (56 mM of NaCl), 'Jose Antonio' (66 mM) and 'Catalina' (148 mM). LD20 and LD10 values, useful for breeding purposes, were also determined. Breeding avocado rootstocks using biotechnologies: An in vitro propagation method for avocado breeding purposes was optimized using zygotic embryos, combined with the LD50 values for Gamma rays and LD50 values for NaCl to obtain mutant lines from rootstock 'Duke-7' with improved salt

  8. The Fermi's Bayes Theorem

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    2005-01-01

    It is curious to learn that Enrico Fermi knew how to base probabilistic inference on Bayes theorem, and that some influential notes on statistics for physicists stem from what the author calls elsewhere, but never in these notes, {\\it the Bayes Theorem of Fermi}. The fact is curious because the large majority of living physicists, educated in the second half of last century -- a kind of middle age in the statistical reasoning -- never heard of Bayes theorem during their studies, though they have been constantly using an intuitive reasoning quite Bayesian in spirit. This paper is based on recollections and notes by Jay Orear and on Gauss' ``Theoria motus corporum coelestium'', being the {\\it Princeps mathematicorum} remembered by Orear as source of Fermi's Bayesian reasoning.

  9. Isolation and identification of Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus from sugarcane varieties in Cuba

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    Marcia Rojas

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Sugarcane is one of the most important commercial crops in Cuba and other countries in the world. The worldwide occurrence of G. diazotrophicus in sugarcane and other plants suggest a beneficial association between this species and grass species. The potentialities of endophytes in the agricultural biotechnology are very high, that is why the detec-tion of this bacterium inside of sugarcane is so important. The aim of this work was to detect the occurrence of Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus in 18 varieties of sugarcane growing in Cuba. This species was isolated in 13 varieties on the basis of micromorphological and colonies characteristics. For the first time it was isolated G. diazotrophi-cusfrom varieties Cuba 1616-75, Cuba 751-75, Campos Brasil 44-52 and SP701143 cultivated in Cuba. The 46 isolates from the varieties Jaronú 60-5, Cuba 323-68 and Media Luna 318 were identified as G. diazotrophicusby morphological and biochemical test.

  10. Diagnosing Learning Needs of Medicine Doctors in Relation to Imaging in Cienfuegos Diagnóstico de las necesidades de aprendizaje en imagenología pediátrica del Médico General Integral Básico en Cienfuegos

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    Full Text Available Background: Despite being so important for diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting pediatric patients, there are still gaps in general practitioners as for the interpretation and / or radiological diagnosis of the diseases that most frequently affect these patients. Objective: To diagnose the learning needs of Medicine Doctors in relation to imaging in Cienfuegos. Methods: A descriptive study was conducted at the Paquito González Cueto University Pediatric Hospital and the Cecilio Ruiz de Zárate Polyclinic in Cienfuegos during the years 2008 and 2009. The study included 20 general practitioners. Survey and participant observation were used to determine the knowledge level on interpreting and / or diagnose of respiratory disorders, radiological diagnosis in acute abdominal pain, diagnostic ultrasound advantages in cases of abdominal tumor, imaging test to be performed for diagnosing the most common cause of urinary tract infection and indication and interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound of soft tissue. Results: Practitioners included in the study were scored as average as follows: 70.0% of when interpreting and / or diagnosing respiratory conditions, 50% in the radiological diagnosis of acute abdominal cases and 45% in the indication of soft tissue ultrasound. They were scored as poor in a 70% for the knowledge level on diagnostic benefits of ultrasound with intra-abdominal tumor masses. Conclusions: The main learning needs were detected in: interpreting and / or diagnosing respiratory diseases, radiological diagnosis of acute abdominal cases, indicating soft tissue ultrasound and diagnostic benefits of ultrasound for intra-abdominal tumor masses.Fundamento: a pesar de la importancia que entraña el diagnóstico y tratamiento de las enfermedades que afectan al paciente pediátrico, existen carencias por parte de los médicos generales

  11. Using the EBSCO Database in the Area III Polyclinic of Cienfuegos in 2009 Utilización de la base de datos EBSCO en el policlínico área III de Cienfuegos en el año 2009

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    María Elinor Dulzaides Iglesias

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    Full Text Available Background: EBSCO is the full text database that provides relevant information related to biomedical sciences. It contains excellent collections, very helpful for professional practice and research. Objective: To revise how professionals and students of the ¨Cecilio Ruíz de Zárate ¨ Polyclinic, in Cienfuegos, use the EBSCO database and to develop informative skills in order to access all these information from the library. Method: An exploratory descriptive research was conducted in order to revise how professionals and students of the ¨Cecilio Ruíz de Zárate¨ Polyclinic, in Cienfuegos, used the EBSCO database in 2009 and to design a course in order to develop information skills to access EBSCO from the library. Results: 11.4% access EBSCO through he library’s bibliographic fund, which demonstrates total ignorance. Only 36.9% use the database for assistance-related questions and 25.5% for academic work, while 48.9% of participants never use the database at all and 63.2% declares to have limited skills. Conclusion: It is obvious that skills required to exploit the possibilities offered by EBSCO have not been developed in students and professionals, even though the Health Ministry pays a high fee to provide this free access.Fundamento: EBSCO, es la base de datos, a texto completo, que propicia información relevante vinculada a las ciencias biomédicas. Contiene excelentes colecciones de gran ayuda para la práctica profesional e investigaciones. Objetivo: comprobar el uso y manejo que de la base de datos EBSCO, hacían profesionales y estudiantes del policlínico “Cecilio Ruíz de Zárate” de Cienfuegos. Método: investigación de corte exploratorio y descriptivo que buscaba comprobar el uso y manejo que de la base de datos EBSCO, hacían profesionales y estudiantes del policlínico “Cecilio Ruíz de Zárate” de Cienfuegos en el año 2009. Resultados: El 11,4 % decía acceder a EBSCO a través del fondo bibliográfico de la

  12. Aspecto de interés sobre la ciguatera en Cuba (Aspects of interest on the ciguatera in Cuba

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    Arencibia Carballo, Gustavo

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available ResumenLos pescadores caribeños alardean de poder descubrir cuando un pez esciguato (contaminado con las toxinas del ciguatera usando métodospropios, como llevar a cabo bioensayos como dar un pedazo del pez a ungato, verificando si las escamas se le caen a un peces recién capturado o sisus ojos son voluminosos o con poco brillo y que los pescadores creenvehementemente son pruebas apropiadas. Los archivos epidemiológicosen la muestra de Cuba recogen dos brotes de ciguatera por consumo depeces en la misma región del país asociada con la ingestión de este especie de pez, entonces mal identificado de Caranx fallax. Hay una necesidad urgente de identificar técnicas económicas para detectar diferentes complejos de toxinas del Ciguatera incluida palytoxinas y toxinas de diarreicas en el pez contaminado.SummaryCaribbean fishermen boast of being able to detect when a fish is “ciguato” (contaminated with ciguatera toxins by using folk methods, such as carrying out their own “bioassay” by feeding a piece of the fish to a cat,checking if the scales fall off a freshly caught fish, or if its eyes are bulky, that they vehemently claim to be appropriate tests. Epidemiological records in Cuba show there were in the past two Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (CFP outbreaks in the same region of the country associated with the ingestion of the same kind of fish, then misidentified as Caranx fallax.There is an urgent need for economic techniques to detect different toxins of the CFP complex (which includes palytoxins and DSP toxins in the sameblack box in contaminated fish.

  13. Apuntes para la historia de la enseñanza de la Oftalmología en Cienfuegos: 1961-2011

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    Elvira Machado Héctor

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    Full Text Available El recuento de la historia permite la traslación en el tiempo hacia épocas más distantes no compartidas. Ese viaje puede resultar interesante para las diferentes generaciones y responderles, de esta forma, a la necesidad de conocer las raíces. Mezclada con los orígenes de la medicina, la Oftalmología, muy rudimentaria, era practicada por diferentes personas como sacerdotes, médicos, cirujanos u otros menos calificados, por lo que solo se conoce parcialmente lo realizado en la antigüedad. Sobre su enseñanza en la provincia de Cienfuegos no existen muchos documentos, por eso este artículo tiene como propósito hacer un recuento de la enseñanza de la Oftalmología en esta provincia desde 1961 hasta la actualidad, haciendo énfasis en los cambios en la etapa revolucionaria que se inicia con la división política administrativa del país. Abarca desde la creación de centros formadores de estudios técnicos, los programas de la Licenciatura en Optometría y Óptica, los médicos especialistas del sector en la nueva provincia hasta la apertura del Centro de Cirugía Oftalmológica, dotado de las más modernas técnicas.

  14. Características de los usuarios del Centro de Recursos para el Aprendizaje y la Investigación de la Universidad de Cienfuegos

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    Aylén Pérez Borges

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Caracterizar a los usuarios del Centro de Recursos para el Aprendizaje y la Investigación (CRAI de la Universidad de Cienfuegos “Carlos Rafael Rodríguez”. Método: Se realizó un análisis bibliográfico de los términos relacionados con el estudio, un análisis de la metodología AMIGA, así como de las estadísticas que brinda el sistema automatizado de préstamos de esta biblioteca universitaria sobre los usuarios que más visitan el centro. Resultados: Se identificaron diversos grupos de usuarios a nivel de estudiantes, profesores, facultades, centros universitarios municipales, y centros de estudios; a la vez que dos grupos centrales: usuarios reales y potenciales. Conclusiones: Se conocieron algunas de las características de los usuarios del CRAI, partiendo de los grupos identificados por el centro, teniendo en cuenta aspectos como sus niveles educacionales e intereses. Se considera que un estudio más detallado puede quedar abierto para cumplimentar este objetivo a un nivel mayormente exhaustivo.

  15. Lesions of the buccal mucosa in elderly. A study performed in five family doctor´s office of health area III in Cienfuegos city.

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    Beatriz García Alpízar

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    Full Text Available Fundament: Bucal lesions in aged persons are very frequent and are not the same in many countries and regions. To know about them is of great importance for we can plan preventive activities and medical services for their attention Objective: To describe the more frequent intraoral mucous lesions in individuals with 60 years old and more. Methods: Descriptive study with a sample of 270 aged persons (both sexes, obtained through simple random sample out of a universe of 1014 individuals with 60 years old and more, from Area III in Cienfuegos. Detailed physical examination was applied to all the studied patients as well as a questionnaire where data of interest were engulfed. Results: From all studied cases, the 26.7% presented some type of bucal lesion, predominantly in women (17.8%. The more frequent lesions were: sub prosthesis stomatitis (10%, leukoplasia (6.2%, and fissuratum epulis (4.4%. The more frequent anatomic localizations of these lesions were: the palatum durum with 27 cases of sub prosthesis stomatitis, the alveolar sulcus with 11 fissuratum epulis, and the jugal mucosa with 4 cases of candidiasis and 7 leukoplasias. Conclusions: A high percentage of this geriatric population presented some type of bucal mucosa lesions, women were the most affected, lesions of prosthetic origin were predominant, as well as pre malignant lesions. The predominant localizations of the lesions were the palatum durum, the alveolar sulcus, and the jugal mucosa.

  16. Uso de plantas acuáticas en el tratamiento de agua y aguas residuales en la Universidad de Matanzas "Camilo Cienfuegos"

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    Damarys Santana Diaz

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    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo  se analiza el uso de las plantas acuáticas para purificar el agua que se utiliza con fines ornamentales en el Parque de La Juventud de la Universidad de Matanzas "Camilo Cienfuegos", así como para el tratamiento de aguas residuales de dicha instalación. El estudio se realiza a escala de laboratorio y en ambos casos la efectividad del tratamiento se valora a partir de la determinación de parámetros como: demanda química de oxígeno, conductividad, pH, dureza total, dureza de calcio, dureza de magnesio, sólidos totales, fijos y volátiles y coliformes totales y fecales. Se comprobó que las plantas acuáticas pueden disminuir los valores de parámetros indicadores de la calidad del agua a niveles que permitan disminuir la frecuencia con que se cambia el agua de los espejos. Los resultados evidencian que el uso de la planta acuática Nymphaea ampla constituye una alternativa para tratar las aguas y mejorar su calidad con un efecto económico considerable por concepto de ahorro de agua potable.

  17. Análisis de alternativas de mejora para la producción de azúcar en la provincia de Cienfuegos

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    Berlan Rodríguez-Pérez

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    Full Text Available La presente investigación, tiene como objetivo analizar la producción de azúcar en las tres empresas azucareras de Cienfuegos, para cuantificar los impactos ambientales con un enfoque holístico. Se utili- zaron técnicas de recopilación de información tales como: la entrevista personal, la revisión bibliográfica, la tormenta de ideas y el trabajo en equipo, que sirven de apoyo para la utilización de mapas de proce- so, diagrama de flujo, Análisis del Ciclo de Vida y análisis económico. Se tomó como referencia la meto- dología de Análisis de Ciclo de Vida (ACV que aparece en la serie de normas NC ISO 14040, y se com- plementó con métodos de evaluación del impacto ambiental. A partir del desarrollo de las fases del pro- cedimiento aplicado: definición de alcances y objetivos, análisis de inventario, evaluación de impacto ambiental y análisis de mejora; se lograron identificar y cuantificar los principales impactos que genera el ciclo de vida del azúcar, y analizar como variante de mejora la implementación del riego por goteo, indi- cando su factibilidad ambiental y económica.

  18. Yaquina Bay Topobathy DEM

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    The U.S.EPA contracted with the U.S.ACE to obtain intertidal and subtidal bathymetric soundings of Yaquina Bay between Poole Slough and the South Beach Marina in 2002. These data were compiled with U.S.ACE subtidal soundings from 1999, 1998, 2000 and National Ocean Service soundi...

  19. Corrupción, burocracia colonial y veteranos separatistas en Cuba, 1868-1910

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    Quiroz, Alfonso W.

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    Full Text Available Administrative corruption in Cuba during the nineteenth century was a serious problem addressed both by Spanish authorities and the critics of the colonial system in Cuba. In the long run the fiscal, financial, institutional, and ideological costs of corruption undermined Spanish colonial control in Cuba. While the state and Cuban taxpayers had to pay for the increased costs of corruption, corrupt public officials and private contractors and financiers benefited. This study uses both archival manuscript administrative sources and published sources to assess the impact of corruption and its institutional bases during the final phase of Spanish colonialism in Cuba and the early period of post-colonial transition.

    La corrupción administrativa en Cuba durante el siglo XIX constituyó un problema reconocido como muy grave tanto por las autoridades españolas como por los críticos del sistema colonial cubano. Los costos fiscales, institucionales, e ideológicos de la corrupción contribuían a la erosión del dominio español en Cuba. A causa de la corrupción el Estado percibía menos ingresos y los contribuyentes cubanos se veían forzados a llevar a cuestas una creciente deuda pública. Los funcionarios corruptos y los contratistas y financistas privilegiados por el rígido sistema colonial, por el contrario, percibían los beneficios informales a que se creían acreedores por defender el dominio territorial español en Cuba. Utilizando fuentes administrativas manuscritas de archivos cubanos y españoles, así como fuentes públicas impresas, este trabajo evalúa el impacto de la corrupción y sus particulares bases institucionales en la fase final del colonialismo español en la isla y la transición post-colonial temprana.

  20. Variaciones espaciales en las comunidades de corales en la costa sur-central de Cuba.

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    La investigación se llevó a cabo en Julio del 2011. El objetivo fue determinar la variabilidad espacial y el estado de salud de las comunidades de corales en sitios sometidos a impactos de origen similar, ubicados en el arrecife costero de la provincia de Cienfuegos. Para ello se ubicaron dos estaciones de muestreo en el biotopo de cresta y cuatro en el de camellones. Los indicadores ecológicos seleccionados fueron: diversidad de corales, composición por especies, densidad de corales, de recl...

  1. Intimate Encounters: Affective Economies in Cuba and the Dominican Republic

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    Amalia L. Cabezas

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    Full Text Available Drawing on research in Cuba and the Dominican Republic this paper explores the uses of intimacy in both the corporate sector and in romantic relationships. I use research with hotel workers and with people involved in sexual-affective exchanges connected to tourism to link intimacy to the political economic structures of transnational tourism. These are new spaces of analysis that present practices of transnational corporategenerated intimacy that combine love – or the exploitation of worker’s emotions − and labour. The central aim is to intertwine the intimate with the global, from the formal customer service policies of transnational hotels with the informal, on-the-ground, intimate encounters between tourists and hospitality workers. The commercialization of intimacy, including sexual-affective relations in the delivery of hospitality services, is linked to political and economic processes that are part of transnational tourism practices. This paper challenges the notion that sex tourism and sex work are individualistic practices that exist outside of the spaces of corporate global profit. It further posits that relationships where money is exchanged are not necessarily devoid of care and intimacy.Resumen: Encuentros íntimos: economías afectivas en Cuba y República Dominicana A partir de investigaciones en Cuba y la República Dominicana, este trabajo explora los usos de la intimidad, tanto en el sector empresarial como en las relaciones románticas. Se hicieron investigaciones entre trabajadores de hostelería y personas involucradas en el intercambio afectivosexual relacionado con el turismo con el fin de vincular la intimidad de las estructuras políticoeconómicas del turismo transnacional. Estos son nuevos espacios de análisis que las prácticas de las empresas transnacionales generan por el uso de la intimidad que combinan el amor – o la explotación de las emociones del trabajador – y la mano de obra. El objetivo central

  2. Evangelizacion Indigena en Cuba (1512-1550): Estrategia y Razones de su Fracaso (Evangelization of Indigenous People in Cuba (1512-1550): Strategies and Reasons for its Failure).

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    Puentes, Roberto Valdes; Reyes, Francisco Barroso

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    Presents the different moments and contents of the strategies of the evangelization process practiced by the Spanish during the conquest and colonization of Cuba, as well as possible reasons for its failure. States that the Indians were enslaved and directed through evangelism toward acculturation. (BT)

  3. Antenatal testing for cystic fibrosis in Cuba, 1988-2011.

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    Collazo, Teresa; López, Ixchel; Clark, Yulia; Piloto, Yaixa; González, Laura; Gómez, Manuel; García, Marileivis; Reyes, Lidice; Rodríguez, Fidel

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    INTRODUCTION Cystic fibrosis is a multisystem autosomal recessive disease with wide variability in clinical severity. It is incurable and characterized by elevated and premature mortality, as well as poor quality of life. Its frequency, lethality and devastating impact on both the physical and psychological wellbeing of patients and their families, make it a serious health problem. Its frequency in Cuba is 1 in 9862 live births, where marked molecular heterogeneity of the CFTR gene makes molecular diagnosis difficult. Six mutations have been identified that together enable molecular characterization of only 55.5% of cystic fibrosis chromosomes. This paper presents national results of antenatal diagnostic testing, using direct and indirect methods, for detection of cystic fibrosis. OBJECTIVE Characterize the Cuban public health system's experience with antenatal molecular testing for cystic fibrosis from 1988 through 2011. METHODS A retrospective descriptive study was conducted with results of antenatal diagnostic testing of amniotic fluid, performed nationwide from 1988 through 2011, for 108 fetuses of couples with some risk of having children affected by cystic fibrosis, who requested testing. Polymerase chain reaction detected mutations p.F508del, p.G542X, p.R1162X, p.R334W, p.R553X and c.3120+1G>A, and markers XV2C and KM19. Data were analyzed using absolute frequencies and percentages, and presented in tables. RESULTS For 93 cases (86.1%), testing for cystic fibrosis was done using direct analysis of mutations p.F508del, p.G542X, p.R1162X, p.R334W, p.R553X and c.3120+1G>A; five cases (4.6%) were tested indirectly using markers XV2C/Taq I and KM19/Pst I; and 10 (9.3%) were tested using a combination of the two methods. A total of 72 diagnoses (66.7% of studies done) were concluded, of which there were 20 healthy fetuses, 16 affected, 27 carrier, and 9 who were either healthy or carriers of an unknown mutation. CONCLUSIONS Direct or indirect molecular study was

  4. Microorganismos indicadores de la calidad del agua potable en cuba

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    Marlen Robert Pullés

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    Full Text Available Los agentes patógenos transmitidos por el agua constituyen un problema mundial que demanda un urgente control. Las bacterias, virus y parásitos causan enfermedades que varían en severidad. La determinación de microorganismos en el agua de consumo y su concentración proporcionan herramientas de control, indispensables para la toma de decisiones. Los controles rutinarios de todos los microorganismos, potencialmente riesgosos para la salud, resultan difíciles de llevar a cabo, debido a que ello representa, varios días de análisis y costos elevados. Para hacer una evaluación sencilla, económica y fiable de la presencia de patógenos, la vigilancia de la calidad del agua se efectúa mediante indicadores de contaminación, aplicando diferentes enfoques técnicos, cada uno con sus cualidades, defectos y limitaciones. El objetivo de esta revisión fue analizar el enfoque actual existente a nivel nacional e internacional, en relación con los indicadores microbiológicos empleados para la evaluación del agua potable, como elementos clave, y a partir de estos, proponer un esquema de monitoreo en Cuba. Los resultados reflejaron, la alternativa de considerar, la aplicación de un esquema para monitoreo complementario en Cuba, que incluya como indicadores de contaminación del agua potable además de las bacterias, algunos agentes biológicos no considerados en la norma, como los virus y los parásitos. Asimismo indicaron la necesidad de establecer un valor de referencia y definir los microorganismos a emplear en los monitoreos de validación, operativo o verificación. Esta propuesta aportaría importante información para la actualización de la norma cubana sobre la base del conocimiento de los estándares internacionales más reconocidos.

  5. 31 CFR 515.560 - Travel-related transactions to, from, and within Cuba by persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction.

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    ..., and within Cuba by persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction. 515.560 Section 515.560 Money and Finance... Licensing Policy § 515.560 Travel-related transactions to, from, and within Cuba by persons subject to U.S... guidelines with respect to Cuba or engaged in by U.S.-owned or -controlled foreign firms (general...

  6. 31 CFR 515.549 - Bank accounts and other property of non-Cuban citizens who were in Cuba on or after July 8, 1963.

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    ... non-Cuban citizens who were in Cuba on or after July 8, 1963. 515.549 Section 515.549 Money and... Licensing Policy § 515.549 Bank accounts and other property of non-Cuban citizens who were in Cuba on or... accounts and other property of non-Cuban citizens who have left Cuba, provided that they submit...

  7. Diversidad haplotípica en el manatí Trichechus manatus en Cuba: resultados preliminares

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    Hernandez-Martinez, Damir; Alvarez-Aleman, Anmari; Bonde, Robert K.; Powell, James A.; Garcia-Machado, Erik

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    The aim of this analysis was to obtain information regarding the mtDNA haplotype composition of the manatee (T. manatus) occupying the Cuban archipelago. A fragment of 410 bp of the non-coding region was analyzed for 12 individual manatees from Cuba and one from Florida, USA. Only two haplotypes were identified. Haplotype A1, found exclusively in Florida (including in the sample analyzed here) but also found in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, was the most frequent haplotype (11 of the 12 samples from Cuba) and widely distributed. The second haplotype A3, previously referred to as endemic from Belize, was identified from an individual stranded in Isabela de Sagua, north of Cuba. These preliminary results provide information about three major aspects of manatee biology: (1) the mtDNA genetic diversity of T. manatus in Cuba seems low as compared to other regions of the Caribbean; (2) the Cuban population likely belongs to the group comprising Florida and the portions of the Greater Antilles; and (3) the territories of Belize and Cuba have exchanged individuals at present or in a relatively recent past.

  8. Studies in neotropical paleobotany. XIV. A palynoflora from the middle Eocene Saramaguacan formation of Cuba

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    Graham, A.; Cozadd, D.; Areces-Mallea, A.; Frederiksen, N.O.

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    An assemblage of 46 fossil pollen and spore types is described from a core drilled through the middle Eocene Saramaguacan Formation, Camaguey Province, eastern Cuba. Many of the specimens represent unidentified or extinct taxa but several can be identified to family (Palmae, Bombacaceae, Gramineae, Moraceae, Myrtaceae) and some to genus (Pteris, Crudia, Lymingtonia?). The paleo-climate was warm-temperate to subtropical which is consistent with other floras in the region of comparable age and with the global paleotemperature curve. Older plate tectonic models show a variety of locations for proto-Cuba during Late Cretaceous and later times, including along the norther coast of South America. More recent models depict western and central Cuba as two separate parts until the Eocene, and eastern Cuba (joined to northern Hispaniola) docking to central Cuba also in the Eocene. All fragments are part of the North American Plate and none were directly connected with northern South America in late Mesozoic or Cenozoic time. The Saramaguacan flora supports this model because the assemblage is distinctly North American in affinities, with only one type (Retimonocolpites type 1) found elsewhere only in South America.

  9. Bayes and the Law

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    Fenton, Norman; Neil, Martin; Berger, Daniel

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    Although the last forty years has seen considerable growth in the use of statistics in legal proceedings, it is primarily classical statistical methods rather than Bayesian methods that have been used. Yet the Bayesian approach avoids many of the problems of classical statistics and is also well suited to a broader range of problems. This paper reviews the potential and actual use of Bayes in the law and explains the main reasons for its lack of impact on legal practice. These include misconceptions by the legal community about Bayes’ theorem, over-reliance on the use of the likelihood ratio and the lack of adoption of modern computational methods. We argue that Bayesian Networks (BNs), which automatically produce the necessary Bayesian calculations, provide an opportunity to address most concerns about using Bayes in the law. PMID:27398389

  10. 31 CFR 515.559 - Certain transactions by U.S.-owned or controlled foreign firms with Cuba.

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    ... the U.S. Department of Commerce (15 CFR part 399) and identified by the code letter “A” following the... controlled foreign firms with Cuba. 515.559 Section 515.559 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating... transactions by U.S.-owned or controlled foreign firms with Cuba. (a) Effective October 23, 1992, no...

  11. 78 FR 13207 - Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Cuba and of the Emergency Authority...

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    ... Sig.) THE WHITE HOUSE, February 22, 2013. [FR Doc. 2013-04641 Filed 2-25-13; 11:15 am] Billing code... Emergency With Respect to Cuba and of the Emergency Authority Relating to the Regulation of the Anchorage... ] Notice of February 22, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Cuba and of...

  12. 75 FR 8791 - Continuation of the National Emergency Relating to Cuba and of the Emergency Authority Relating...

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    ... transmitted to the Congress. (Presidential Sig.) THE WHITE HOUSE, February 23, 2010. [FR Doc. 2010-4107 Filed... Notice of February 23, 2010--Continuation of the National Emergency Relating to Cuba and of the Emergency... Emergency Relating to Cuba and of the Emergency Authority Relating to the Regulation of the Anchorage...

  13. 76 FR 11071 - Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Cuba and of the Emergency Authority...

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    ... Sig.) THE WHITE HOUSE, February 24, 2011. [FR Doc. 2011-4596 Filed 2-25-11; 11:15 am] Billing code... Emergency With Respect to Cuba and of the Emergency Authority Relating to the Regulation of the Anchorage... ] Notice of February 24, 2011 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Cuba and of...

  14. 77 FR 11377 - Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Cuba and of the Emergency Authority...

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    ... Sig.) THE WHITE HOUSE, February 23, 2012. [FR Doc. 2012-4614 Filed 2-23-12; 11:15 am] Billing code... With Respect to Cuba and of the Emergency Authority Relating to the Regulation of the Anchorage and..., 2012 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Cuba and of the Emergency...

  15. Thirty-four identifiable airborne fungal spores in Havana, Cuba.

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    Almaguer, Michel; Aira, María-Jesús; Rodríguez-Rajo, F Javier; Fernandez-Gonzalez, Maria; Rojas-Flores, Teresa I

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    The airborne fungal spore content in Havana, Cuba, collected by means a non-viable volumetric methodology, was studied from November 2010 - October 2011. The study, from a qualitative point of view, allowed the characterization of 29 genera and 5 fungal types, described following the Saccardo´s morphotypes, as well as their morphobiometrical characteristics. In the amerospores morphotype, the conidia of 7 genera (with ascospores, basidiospores and uredospores) and 5 fungal types were included. Among phragmospores morphotype, the ascospores and conidia of 12 different genera were identified. The dictyospores morphotype only included conidial forms from 6 genera. Finally, the less frequent morphotypes were staurospores, didymospores and distosepted spores. In general, the main worldwide spread mitosporic fungi also predominated in the Havana atmosphere, accompanied by some ascospores and basidiospores. Cladosporium cladosporioides type was the most abundant with a total of 148,717 spores, followed by Leptosphaeria, Coprinus and the Aspergillus-Penicillium type spores, all of them with total values ranging from 20,591 - 16,392 spores. The higher monthly concentrations were registered in January (31,663 spores) and the lowest in December (7,314 spores). Generally, the average quantity of spores recorded during the months of the dry season (20,599 spores) was higher compared with that observed during the rainy season (17,460 spores).

  16. Cuba. La fecundidad, el PIB y el salario medio real

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    Juan Carlos Albizu-Campos Espiñeira

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    Full Text Available La reducción de la fecundidad en Cuba, de naturaleza secular y acelerada, y la consecuente contracción de la capacidad multiplicativa de la población, se han convertido hoy en un objeto de atención de los diferentes actores sociales y de política, incluyendo sin duda a los propios demógrafos cubanos, que habían estado advirtiendo sobre ello desde hace ya más de tres décadas. Lo que más resalta del proceso de transición de la fecundidad en el país es, sin duda, lo abrupto de su inicio, la velocidad con que transcurrió, así como la ausencia de desarrollo económico que la acompañó. De ahí que el debate hoy se centre en la instrumentalidad de los diferentes determinantes que condujeron esa transición, y sobre todo, en el papel que jugaron los factores económicos en las diversas etapas, sobre todo en aquellas coyunturas en las que la población debió realizar las actividades de su vida en condiciones de acentuada vulnerabilidad debido a las crisis. Así, de lo que se trata es de aportar elementos que contribuyan a completar el conocimiento sobre el estado de la relación fecundidad-desarrollo en el contexto actual.

  17. Dangerous wastes management in Cuba. Current situation and perspectives

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    The appropriate handling of the dangerous waste has become a topic of high priority for all the countries and especially for those developing one that in general, they lack solid technical infrastructure, suitable technologies and human resources properly qualified to carry out this work without causing negative impacts on the environment. For these countries, this matter represents a true challenge, requiring you to have financial resources to create capacities and to acquire technologies, that which reality should be made with the support of the developed countries, but that up to now it doesn't stop to be a commitments without in the practice it is materialized in an effective way. The collaboration and the cooperation among the countries in development are also an useful road that should be increased. This work seeks to expose as Cuba it has faced this challenge, presenting the carried out actions, the confronted difficulties and the future actions that will be attacked so that the handling of dangerous waste doesn't constitute an environmental problem to solve

  18. Seven years of individual monitoring service in Cuba

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    The Center for Radiation Protection and Hygiene (CPHR) has been carrying out from 1987 the individual monitoring of workers occupationally exposed to the ionizing radiations in the Republic of Cuba, excepting those that employ X-rays in diagnostic radiology. In this paper the results of the individual monitoring services during the period 1987-1993 are discussed. For all occupational practices the current system of dose limitation established in the country with 50 mSv as limit of annual dose is satisfied. The distribution in all occupational practices other than nuclear medicine and gamma-therapy is characterized by having more than 95% of the controlled personnel with an effective dose lower than 5 mSv. In the case of nuclear medicine and gamma-therapy more than 80% of the workers were below that dose value. For the practices evaluated in this paper the possibility of assuming the system of dose limitation recommended by ICRP is evident. The evaluations carried out for the introduction of operational quantities Hp(0.07) and Hp(10) in dose assessment procedure are presented. The expressions obtained during the characterization of the film badge dosemeter, in terms of operational quantities guarantees a deviation of response of the dosemeter with depending upon energies, lower than 20 %. (author)

  19. Population effective collective dose from nuclear medicine examination in Cuba

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    In an attempt to estimate the effective collective dose imparted to the population of Camagueey-Ciego de Avila territory (Cuba)), we have made use of the statistics from nuclear medicine examinations given to a population of 1.1 million inhabitants for the years 1995-1999. The average annual frequency of examinations was estimated to be 3.82 per 1000 population. The results show that nuclear medicine techniques of thyroid imaging with 43.73% and thyroid uptake with 43.36% are the main techniques implicated in the relative contribution to the total annual effective collective dose, which averaged 54.43 man Sv for the studied period. Radiation risks for the Camagueey-Ciego de Avila population caused by nuclear medicine examinations in the period studied were calculated: the total number of fatal and non-fatal cancers was 16.33 and the number of serious hereditary disturbance was 3.54 as a result of 21,073 nuclear medicine procedures, corresponding to a total detriment of one case per thousand examinations. (authors)

  20. EL NÍQUEL EN SUELOS Y PLANTAS DE CUBA

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    Olegario Muñiz Ugarte

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    Full Text Available El contenido de Níquel (Ni en el suelo es muydependiente del material parental que le dio origen. Por otraparte, el Ni existente en su superficie, puede ser tambiénun reflejo de su contaminación. La literatura internacionalseñala valores de Ni total en los suelos del mundo entre0,2 y 450 mg kg-1. Se conoce en la actualidad, que aunqueel Ni es esencial para las plantas superiores, su exceso enforma disponible puede ser tóxico, por lo que se consideraun Metal Pesado. En Cuba las encuestas realizadas reflejanun contenido medio de 122,3 mg kg-1de Ni total, muysuperior al señalado por la literatura internacional y valoresextremos de hasta 2850,0 mg kg-1en suelos desarrolladossobre rocas ultrabásicas (serpentinita. Sin embargo, noexisten reportes de valores elevados (tóxicos del elementoen los cultivos. En el trabajo se discute el origen y formasen que se encuentra el Ni en los suelos cubanos; así comosu posible efecto tóxico para las plantas y animales que sealimentan de ellas. Finalmente, se concluyó planteando lanecesidad de establecer Límites Permisibles de Ni en elsuelo, diferenciados de acuerdo al tipo de suelo y su uso.

  1. Doctor Alfredo Méndez Aguirre. Renowned doctor of Cienfuegos medical history in the twentieth century Doctor Alfredo Méndez Aguirre. Gloria de la medicina cienfueguera en el siglo XX.

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    Alfredo Darío Espinosa Brito

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Doctor Alfredo Méndez Aguirre was an outstanding medical and social personality in Cienfuegos during the first third of the xx century. The most significant aspects about his life and studies of Medicine are highlighted, as well as the postgraduate courses that he received later in France. Analyzed through different scenarios where he acted as an eminent surgeon, we refer to his contribution to the spreading of abdominal, prostatic and gynecological surgery in Cienfuegos, besides other innovations of high importance for the Cuban Medicine at that time. It is described his brilliant performance as director of the Hospital Civil and the Sanatorio Purísima Concepción de la Colonia Española, enhancing all the transformations, improvements, amplifications and openings of new services carried out in both centers under his guidance and supervision. all the recognitions received for different institutions and people in general were mentioned too, for his fruitful work and, particularly, for their performance during the epidemic of Influenza of 1918, that deserved him the title of exemplary citizen.El Dr. Alfredo Méndez Aguirre representó una destacada personalidad médica y social en Cienfuegos en el primer tercio del siglo XX. Se señalan los aspectos más significativos de sus estudios de Medicina en la Universidad de La Habana, así como los cursos de perfeccionamiento que recibió en Francia posteriormente a su graduación. Se analiza su vida profesional a través de los distintos escenarios en donde se desempeñó como cirujano eminente, siendo el que inició en Cienfuegos la Cirugía abdominal, prostática y ginecológica, entre otros aportes e innovaciones de suma importancia para la medicina cienfueguera de aquellos años. Se describe su brillante actuación como Director del Hospital Civil y del Sanatorio Purísima Concepción de la Colonia Española, resaltando todas las transformaciones, mejoras, ampliaciones y aperturas de nuevos

  2. 75 FR 11837 - Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative

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    ... Commodity Credit Corporation Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation and... program funds for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative. SUMMARY: The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC... Watershed Initiative for agricultural producers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed in the States of...

  3. BCDC Bay Trail Alignment 2009

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    California Department of Resources — The Bay Trail provides easily accessible recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, including hikers, joggers, bicyclists and skaters. It also offers a...

  4. Characterization of cerebro-vascular disease in the Intermediate Care Unit. Multicentre study in the central part of Cuba. Caracterización de la enfermedad cerebrovascular en Servicios de Cuidados Intermedios. Estudio multicentro en la región central de Cuba.

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    Aleida Hernández Lara

    Full Text Available Fundament: Cerebrovascular diseasets constitute the third cause of death and the first cause of disability worldwide and in Cuba, hence it has been included among the prioritised programs of the World Health Organisation and by our Ministry of Public Health. Objective: To characterize cerebrovascular diseasets in the Polivalent Therapy Service of the central region of the country. Method: multicenter descriptive study of a series of cases carried out at the Clinical Surgical Hospitals ¨Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima¨ from Cienfuegos province, and ¨Arnaldo Milián Castro¨ from Villa Clara with a revision of 1218 clinical records of patients who were interviewed and whose data was processed afterwards. Results: There was a predominance of the white race ( 75,3 %, male sex (56,7 % and hypertension was the risk marker ( 71,3 % . The isquemic cerebrovascular desease was the most frequent reported with 86,7 % and anti-aggregate platelets was the medication most frequently used (77,5 % In regards to the location of the lesion 51,1 % were reported in the parietal region and the predominant diagnosis was the atherothrombotic infarct ( 59,9 %. The most common complication was cerebral oedema ( 45,2% . On discharge the state was ¨alive with disability¨ ( 62,2%. Conclusions: Cerebrovascular diseases is a health problem in our environment. Hypertension is the most frequent risk marker observed and there is a predominance of ischemic ictus . Once established the disease is established, it evolves to disabilities or death in most of the cases.

    Fundamento: Las enfermedades cerebrovasculares constituyen la tercera causa de muerte y primera de discapacidad en el mundo y en Cuba; se encuentran dentro de los programas priorizados por la Organización Mundial de la Salud y por nuestro Ministerio de Salud

  5. Resultados de la implementación de las reglas de Ottawa en el servicio de urgencia del Hospital Universitario Camilo Cienfuegos.2009.

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    George Noel García Rodríguez

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Las reglas de Ottawa para el tobillo fueron desarrolladas para ofrecer un organigrama de decisión a la hora de indicar una radiografía a pacientes con lesiones del tobillo y el mediopie. Las mismas son muy sencillas de aplicar por el examinador, el objetivo fue validar su aplicación en el servicio de urgencia del hospital provincial Camilo Cienfuegos. Se realizó un estudio prospectivo para la validación de las reglas de Ottawa que se compuso de su análisis en relación con la confirmación radiológica (radiología anteroposterior y lateral de tobillo. En una tabla de 2x2. La muestra estuvo autolimitada a 100 pacientes. La mayor incidencia estuvo en el sexo masculino con 34 casos (64% y la edad media fue de 32,6 años, con un rango de 16/ 72 años. El mecanismo principal que originó la lesión fue la rotación interna, aducción o inversión con 39 casos (78%. La sensibilidad fue del 100%, La especificidad del 78.72%, el Porciento de falsos positivos y negativos fue de 21 % y 0%, con una prevalencia del 6%. La Probabilidad posprueba (a posteriori del valor predictivo positivo fue de 24 % y el valor predictivo negativo de 100%. La regularización en el uso de las reglas de Ottawa en los departamentos de urgencias disminuiría el uso de radiografías innecesarias, además de contribuir a darle un uso racional de los recursos de salud.

  6. Características neuropsicológicas del niño preescolar con Hipotiroidismo Congénito en la Provincia de Cienfuegos.

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    Yaser Ramírez B

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available El hipotiroidismo congénito es la causa más frecuente de retraso mental previsible. El diagnóstico clínico en las primeras etapas de la vida es muy impreciso, de ahí que se hayan puesto en marcha programas de diagnóstico y tratamiento precoz cuyo objetivo fundamental es un desarrollo neurocognitivo y su nivel optimización. Método y objetivos: Con el objetivo de evaluar el perfil neurocognitivo en niños hipotiroideos en edad preescolar se realizó un estudio descriptivo prospectivo que incluyó a los pacientes en edades entre 4 a 6 años con seguimiento en consulta de hipotiroidismo congénito del Hospital Pediátrico “Paquito González Cueto” de Cienfuegos. Solo existían 6 niños a los cuales se les aplicó la batería neuropsicológica Luria Inicial, rendimiento intelectual, escala de comportamiento y potenciales evocados. Resultados: Se constató que estos pacientes presentan limitaciones en el sistema óptico- espacial y en el sistema de control inhibitorio. El primero afecta el desarrollo de la orientación espacial del acto motor y la percepción visual con detalles y el otro sistema afecta el control atencional en la edad y conlleva a dificultades para seguir instrucciones verbales. Recomendación: El seguimiento y la vigilancia del neurodesarrollo permiten ir explicando las alteraciones sistemáticas que se presentan en estos niños y hace posible una intervención temprana a favor del posterior proceso de escolarización.

  7. Quality control to the service of diagnostic radiology in policlinics and hospitals of Santiago de Cuba

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    The work presents the results obtained in the Quality Control in diagnostic X-ray equipment accomplished in 33 clinics of Santiago de Cuba city. The performed test were, to the X-ray generator, X-ray tube, devices collimation and alignment, as well as to the light boxes, dark rooms, and radiographic screen-film combinations. Moreover the work presents the results of the Entrance Doses for a reference patient in radiographic projections of frequent use in clinics of Santiago de Cuba city (chest, lumbar spine, abdomen, and pelvis). For the evaluation of the verified technical parameters were used the tolerance criterions recommended by the Technical Guide elaborated by the State Control Centre of Medical of Cuba. In the case of the Entrance Dose were used the dose levels that recommended by the International Basic Safety Standards for protection against ionizing radiation and for safety of radiation sources

  8. Cuba’s Academic Advantage: Why Student’s in Cuba Do Better in School

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    Michael O’Sullivan

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available In Cuba’s Academic Advantage, Martin Carnoy analyses the success of the Cuban school system as measured by the results achieved by Cuban students in international math, science, and language tests. The study includes data from Chile and Brazil whose students consistently test less well than Cuban students on these same tests despite the fact that these two countries enjoy better socio-economic indicators than does Cuba and educational reform efforts have been undertaken by their respective governments. He references studies, the results of which are well known by researchers, which demonstrate that academic success among socially disadvantaged students is far less likely than for students from better-off families (p. 45. Why does this co-relation not hold true for Cuba? Carnoy argues that an important component of student success in Cuba, including students from lower socio-economic circumstances, is the result of what he terms state-generated social capital.

  9. Cuba: the strategic choice of advanced scientific development, 1959-2014

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    Baracca, Angelo

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    Cuba is continuing attracting the attention of the international scientific community for some important and unexpected achievements in applied science such as health biotechnology. They represent outcomes of the 1959 decision of Cuba to develop an advanced scientific system in order to address the most urgent problems for the development of the country and to overcome the condition of subalternity. This ambitious objective was tackled in a very original way, making a broad and wide-ranging recourse to every effective support and collaboration, with Soviet but also Western scientists and institutions, in addition to a peculiar Cuban inventiveness. Indeed, immediately after the revolution, Cuba developed an advanced and articulated scientific system, and achieved a level of excellence in leading scientific fields, like biotechnology, quite independently from the Soviet Union, which was behind in this field. Even the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, that could have put the achievements of the Re...

  10. [Distribution and abundance of the ascidian Ecteinascidia turbinata (Ascidiacea: Perophoridae) in Cuba].

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    Hernández-Zanuy, Aida; Carballo, José Luis; García-Cagide, Alida; Naranjo, Santiago; Esquivel, Macario

    2007-03-01

    Permanently submerged mangrove roots (Rhizophora mangle) are the main habitat of the ascidian Ecteinascidia turbinata in Cuba. It was occasionally found on black coral (Antiphates caribeana) between 22 and 38 meters deep. This species exhibits a wide distribution in all the mangrove keys surrounding the Island of Cuba but does not occur in riparian or fringing mangroves. Populations of this species are abundant in Cuba: in 75% of the 58 localities sampled the species was present and in 57% more than 50% of the roots held at least one colony. The highest colony densities were found in the northern coast of Pinar del Rio province with values near one colony per lineal meter of mangrove root. We found the highest density (1.46 col/m) and greatest biomass at Jutías Key, with values between 25 and 660 g/m. The average of wet biomass in the studied mangroves was 73.63 g/m. PMID:18457133

  11. Dental health state in the 20 year-old population and more in Cienfuegos province. Estado de salud bucal de la población de 20 años y más de la provincia de Cienfuegos.

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    Full Text Available Background: The absence of consice data of some indicators in the stomatological subsystem of our province difficults the knowledge of the real situation of the dental health in our province population. Objetive: to determine some epidemiological indicators related to dental health in the 20 year-old population and more in Cienfuegos province. Method: a descriptive epidemiologcal study. Methods: 253 621 patients in a range of 20 years old and more. All health areas including municipalities were taken into consideration from May to June 2004. Results: The kind of denture more demanded for its rehabilitation by the population was the upper and the lower one. The highest indicators of cavities and exodonties were found in the 35 to 59 year-old group of patient as well as in the rural areas. The anatomic localization of cavity lesions were predominant in the posterior dental sector with a relation between sectors of 1:1,7. The lowest percetange in the covering range of stomatological attention was found in the 35 to 59 year-old group with 5 and 18 % in the majority of the municipalities. Conclusions: Through this investigation the behaviour of proposed indicators were evaluated as well as the necesities of treatment to establish future strategies of work in order to improve the dental health in the population.
    Fundamento: La ausencia de datos precisos de algunos indicadores en el subsistema de estomatología de nuestra provincia, dificultan el conocimiento de la situación concreta del estado de salud bucal de la población. Objetivo: Determinar algunos indicadores epidemiológicos relacionados con la salud bucal en la población de 20 años y más de la provincia de Cienfuegos. Método: Estudio epidemiológico descriptivo, de una muestra de 253621 personas de 20 años y más. Abarcó todas las

  12. Especies nuevas del género Gibberula (Mollusca: Cystiscidae de Cuba y Venezuela New species of the genus Gibberula (Mollusca: Cystiscidae from Cuba and Venezuela

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    José Espinosa

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Se describen 3 especies nuevas de moluscos marinos: Gibberula palmasola sp. n., recolectada en la vegetación asociada a rocas rodeadas de sedimentos blandos en una laguna costera cercada por mangle en la península de Guanahacabibes, Cuba, y caracterizada por presentar, el animal vivo, la cabeza negra y una distribución típica de bandas negras y pardas con lunares anaranjados en el manto bajo la concha; Gibberula dosmosquises sp. n., recolectada en fondos rocosos del Caribe insular de Venezuela, se caracteriza por una discreta coloración del manto y un patrón de manchas en el pie, y Gibberula thetisae sp. n, proveniente de los pastos marinos del golfo de Batabanó, Cuba, con 3 pliegues en la columela, el último muy débil, y un labio externo casi cortante, caracteres que permiten separarla de todas las demás especies conocidas en el área antillana, aunque se desconozca la anatomía del animal. Se discute la lista de especies válidas del género para Cuba y Venezuela, y se hacen adiciones y consideraciones al complejo de especies en torno a Gibberula ubitaensis Espinosa y Ortea, 2000.Three new species of marine molluscs are described. Gibberula palmasola new species, collected in vegetation associated with rocks surrounded by soft sediments in a coastal lagoon surrounded by mangroves in Guanahacabibes Peninsula, Cuba, and characterized by a black head and typical distribution of black and brown bands and orange spots in the mantle. Gibberula dosmosquises new species, collected in rocky bottoms of a Caribbean island from Venezuela, characterized by a simple staining in the mantle and a pattern of spots on the foot, and Gibberula thetisae new species, from sea grass in the gulf of Batabano, Cuba, with shell having 3 columellar folds, the last very weak, and a sharp outer lip; although, its anatomy is not known, these conchological characters separate it from all other known species in the Antilles. Aditionally, the list of valid species

  13. Adherence to good practices in membrane premature rupture. Perinatology Service. University Hospital “Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima”, Cienfuegos city. From January to December 2002. Adherencia a buenas prácticas en rotura prematura de membranas. Servicio Perinatología. Hospital "Dr. Gustavo Aldereguia Lima". Cienfuegos. Enero- diciembre 2002.

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    Full Text Available Fundament:Nursing good practice demands standardizationof care,in such a way that they guide and unite the different ways of performance. Objetive: to determine the adherence of the care plan to the guide of good nursing practice in the premature rupture of the membranes and the level of the staff for the level of preparation for its performance in the Service of Perinatology. Methods: Descriptive, correlational and prospective study applied to 622 pregnant women admitted at the Perinatology Service of ¨Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima¨ Hospital from Cienfuegos province who had a rupture of the membrane. 311 patients (50% of the universe, selected with probabilistic simple randomized way, without exclusive criteria were studied. Adherence was measured by using evaluation means. Results:43 % of the assessed clinical records, received between 95 and 100 points . Among the 16 nurses evaluated , 43,7 % had difficulties, being 25 % technicians.

    Fundamento:Las buenas prácticas de enfermería exigen la estandarización de los cuidados, de modo que guíe y unifique los diferentes modos de actuación. Objetivo: Determinar la adherencia del plan de cuidado a la guía de la buena práctica de enfermería en la rotura prematura de membranas y el grado de preparación del personal para su realización en el Servicio de Perinatología.Métodos: Estudio descriptivo, correlacionar y retrospectivo realizado en un universo de 622 gestantes ingresadas en el Servicio de Perinatología del Hospital ¨Gustavo Aldereguía Lima¨ de Cienfuegos con rotura prematura de membranas, del que se tomó una muestra de 311 pacientes, el 50 % del universo, escogidas por el método probabilistico al azar simple por sorteo, sin criterios de exclusión. La adherencia fue medida a través de instrumentos de

  14. Drilling horizontal wells from the coast to reach offshore heavy oil pool, Puerto Escondido field, Cuba

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    A series of vertical oil wells were drilled in the Puerto Escondido field in Cuba as part of an oil exploration program in the 1970s. The drilling of well PE-3 in 1992 revealed that the field contained one of the most significant oil finds in the western region of Cuba. Due to the fractured nature of the reservoir, it was determined that future wells should be drilled using horizontal drilling technology to increase hydrocarbon recoveries, and to maintain high production rates. The first horizontal well was successfully drilled in April, 1997. Four other wells were drilled by September 1998. This paper briefly described the drilling techniques used.

  15. The new 2nd-generation laser station at Santiago de Cuba

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    Masevich, A. G.; Chepurnov, B. D.; Fundora, M.; del Pino, J.; Kautzleben, H.

    The new laser-radar station at Santiago de Cuba was equipped in cooperation between the Academies of Sciences of the USSR, Cuba and the G.D.R. The system is based on a modified satellite-tracking camera (SBG). Its basic concept and the technical performance are similar to the laser-radar station of the Central Institute for Physics of the Earth, Potsdam. During a first 6-weeks-observation campaign (Dec. 1985 - Jan. 1986), 70 satellite passes (including 40 passes of the geodynamical satellite LAGEOS) were obtained.

  16. Control Programs of tuberculosis from 1963 to 1970 in Cuba. Historic analysis

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    The fight against tuberculosis began in Cuba at the end of the XIX century, in Santiago de Cuba. At the beginning of the XX century the League Against Tuberculosis was created with a limited action for the lack of funds and an adequated strategy. In 1936 The National Board of tuberculosis was created, that accomplished few activities and they did not cause impact neither in morbidity nor in mortality produced by the disease in the population. In 1959, with the change of strategy introduced by...

  17. Reading the Revolution: Where Has the Literature Taken Us in Understanding Cuba?

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    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available – Cuba. A New History, by Richard Gott. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2004. – The Cuban Revolution. Past, Present and Future Perspectives, by Geraldine  Lievesley. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. – People’s Power. Cuba’s Experience with Representative Government, by Peter  Roman. (Updated edition Lanham, Boulder, New York, Toronto, Oxford:  Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc.  – Cuba. A Revolution in Motion, by Isaac Saney. Black Point, Nova Scotia: Fernwood Books; London: Zed Books, 2003.

  18. Validation and use of an ELISA kit for the diagnosis of Babesia bovis in Cuba

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    Babesia bovis, the most important etiological agent causing bovine babesiosis, is widely distributed in Cuba and affects mainly adult cattle. A survey of the prevalence of the disease in cattle using an ELISA kit (FAO/IAEA) revealed that 34.2% of the animals between 6 and 18 months of age were positive to Babesia bovis, whereas 69.9% on the cattle older than 18 months were positive. Antibodies to Babesia bovis were detected in 96.9% of calves vaccinated with an attenuated Babesia bovis vaccine. A good correlation was found between the results of ELISA kit with those from indirect immunofluorescence and immunoperoxidase tests developed in Cuba. (author)

  19. Cuba: transición, sucesión, estabilidad, seguridad

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    Este análisis trata de la relación entre la estabilidad del presente gobierno cubano y la necesidad de seguridad en su territorio y en la zona circundante. Este vínculo se produce en un momento político de Cuba, entre un primer paso de la sucesión de Fidel Castro a Raúl, sin que se den señales claras de una transición hacia otro tipo de sistema político. Mientras tanto, el gobierno de Estados Unidos ha declarado que su prioridad estriba en el reestablecimiento de la democracia en Cuba, tanto ...

  20. Cuba and origins of the US sugar quota

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    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available In the history of Cuban sugar industry, the most significant institutional factor after 1930 was the export quota gained in the 1934 United States market, which has been regarded in a positive perspective. This is here re-examined in the light of later events which prove that the quota system was detrimental to the island economy, particularly in the fifties. The analysis is based on the examination of sugar companies’ stock prices which are a useful indicator of investment expectations. Finally, it is concluded that the 1934 North American quota system issued from the conviction that the tariff system applied until then was not enough to protect the domestic sugar beet production.

    El factor institucional más importante en la historia de la industria del azúcar en Cuba después de 1930 fue la cuota de exportación que obtuvo en el mercado de los Estados Unidos en 1934. Este artículo revisa las tesis que consideran ese hecho como relativamente positivo y lo hace a la luz de los acontecimientos posteriores, que muestran que dicho sistema de cuotas perjudicó a la economía insular, sobre todo en la década de 1950, y examinando los stock prices de las empresas del sector, un buen indicador de las expectativas de retorno de las inversiones. Como conclusión afirma que el reparto del consumo azucarero norteamericano entre diferentes abastecedores fue fruto de la convicción de que el instrumento arancelario usado hasta entonces para proteger a la producción remolachera interna ya no era eficaz.

  1. Graham Greene and Cuba: Our man in Havana?

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available [First paragraph] Graham Greene’s novel Our Man in Havana was published on October 6, 1958. Seven days later Greene arrived in Havana with Carol Reed to arrange for the filming of the script of the novel, on which they had both been working. Meanwhile, after his defeat of the summer offensive mounted by the Cuban dictator, Fulgencio Batista, in the mountains of eastern Cuba, just south of Bayamo, Fidel Castro had recently taken the military initiative: the day after Greene and Reed’s arrival on the island, Che Guevara reached Las Villas, moving westwards towards Havana. Six weeks later, on January 1, 1959, after Batista had fled the island, Castro and his Cuban Revolution took power. In April 1959 Greene and Reed were back in Havana with a film crew to film Our Man in Havana. The film was released in January 1960. A note at the beginning of the film says that it is “set before the recent revolution.” In terms of timing, Our Man in Havana could therefore hardly be more closely associated with the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. But is that association merely accidental, or does it involve any deeper implications? On the fiftieth anniversary of novel, film, and Revolution, that seems a question worth investigating, not with a view to turning Our Man in Havana into a serious political novel, but rather to exploring the complexities of the genre of comedy thriller and to bringing back into view some of the local contexts which might be less visible now than they were when the novel was published and the film released.

  2. Biogas potential in the meat installation of Santiago de Cuba

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    The Meat Processing Center of Santiago is located 13 kilometers from the city of the same name in the National Freeway. There, 61 heads of bovine livestock are sacrificed daily approximately around 325 Kg. of weight average and 197 pigs of 80 kg. of weight average, which has a demurrage average between 2 and 3 days in the corrals of the Meat Processing Center which generates a significant amount of excretes, rumen (food not digested by the bowels), bleed fluff, slops, meat residuals and fatty, as well as tripes, all that which constitutes a waste of a discharge at the present time loads pollutant that besides not taking advantage, for the maintenance of some appropriate norms of hygiene, the Meat Processing Center of meat by products is under the obligation of using big quantities of water, which constitutes an important factor of the elaboration cost. After that, the treatment in the plant and its final discharge in acceptable drains increase the general expenses. The big slaughterhouses can produce waste waters with a biochemical demand of oxygen of five days of 1300 ppm. The treatment of the waste and elimination of the waste waters coming from slaughterhouses and meat processing plants are an economic necessity and of public health. The main objectives of this work were: 1) To calculate the energy potentialities of the residuals of the productions pig, bovine and other residuals to transform them into energy and their effluents like organic fertilizer cleans of pathogen elements, by means of the process of anaerobic fermentation. 2) To Transform the Biomass into energy given by the different economic activities of the entity, taking advantage of the same one in the process. To achieve these results we have used the literature in this respect and the experience that exists in the province of Santiago from Cuba in this direction, as for the use of the residuals for the biogas production and to dedicate it to the cooking of food and the production of electric

  3. ¿Dominio público en Cuba?.

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    Nerbys Hernández Dorta

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available La construcción doctrinal del Dominio Público como categoría jurídica nació con la finalidad de articular un sistema de protección de las necesidades colectivas que satisfacían determinados bienes. Esta función de protección se le atribuyó al Estado, su titular. La titularidad de éste sobre los bienes de Dominio Público no podía ir acompañada de las facultades de disposición propias del derecho de propiedad. Sin embargo, la existencia dentro del Dominio Público de bienes creados por el hombre y bienes provenientes de la naturaleza dio lugar a la distinción entre el “Dominio público natural”, integrado por los recursos naturales destinados al uso común de todos, y el “Dominio público artificial”, formado por bienes de uso público construidos para dar respuesta a las necesidades del hombre. Por ello se cuestiona si constituye el Dominio Público un mecanismo de gestión ambiental en Cuba. Pudiendo determinarse que no existe una nominación de dominio público en el país y por consiguiente no se utiliza esta institución como mecanismo de protección ambiental, recomendando prestar una especial atención a este novedoso mecanismo de protección con la finalidad de su aplicación en el territorio nacional.

  4. Jurassic-Cretaceous Composite Total Petroleum System and Geologic Assessment of Oil and Gas Resources of the North Cuba Basin, Cuba

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    The purpose of the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) World Oil and Gas Assessment is to develop geologically based hypotheses regarding the potential for additions to oil and gas reserves in priority areas of the world. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) completed an assessment of the undiscovered oil and gas potential of the North Cuba Basin. The assessment is based on the geologic elements of the total petroleum system (TPS) defined in the province, including petroleum source rocks (source-rock maturation, generation, and migration), reservoir rocks (sequence stratigraphy and petrophysical properties), and petroleum traps (Trap formation and timing). Using this geologic framework, the USGS defined a Jurassic-Cretaceous Total Petroleum System in the North Cuba Basin Province. Within this TPS, three assessment units were defined and assessed for undiscovered oil and gas resources.

  5. El Sistema de Control Interno para el Perfeccionamiento de la Gestión Empresarial en Cuba (Internal Control System for the Improvement of Corporate Governance in Cuba

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    Dinaidys Gómez-Selemeneva

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Resumen En el presente trabajo se realiza un estudio sobre los antecedentes del control interno empresarial, caracterizando el mismo en Cuba y exponiendo los principales postulados para la gestión del cambio empresarial y su aplicación. Así mismo se describe el proceso de cambio para la implementación del control interno en una organización. Abstract In this study we examine the history of corporate internal control in order to characterize it in Cuba and to expose the main tenets for business change management and implementation. It also describes the process of change for the implementation of internal control in an organization.

  6. Biología reproductiva de Polioptila lembeyei (Aves: Polioptilidae) en la Reserva Ecológica Siboney-Juticí, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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    Sánchez-Losada, Margarita; Reyes Vázquez, Ángel Eduardo; Rodríguez Santana, Freddy; Viña Dávila, Nicasio; López Iborra, Germán Manuel

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    Se estudió la biología reproductiva de Polioptila lembeyei en la Reserva Ecológica Siboney-Juticí, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba durante los años 2006 y 2007 en seis formaciones vegetales. Se describieron aspectos de su reproducción en términos de cronología reproductiva, tamaño de puesta, duración del período de incubación, permanencia de los polluelos en el nido, morfometría de nidos y huevos, y caracterización del sitio de nidificación en cuanto a la altura de los nidos y especie y altura de las ...

  7. Clave de identificación para larvas del orden Ephemeroptera presentes en Cuba Key for the identification of larvae of Ephemeroptera from Cuba

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    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Por primera vez se ofrece una clave para la identificación taxonómica de las especies de Ephemeroptera registradas en Cuba. La clave permite la identificación de las 6 familias, los 12 géneros y 32 de las 34 especies que habitan en la Isla. La presente clave constituirá una herramienta sistemática para los estudios de biodiversidad de las efímeras en el archipiélago cubano.A dichotomous key is given for the first time for the taxonomical identification of the species of Ephemeroptera recorded from Cuba. The key allows the identification of the 6 families, 12 genera and 32 of the 34 species that inhabit this country. The present key will constitute an important systematic tool for the study of biodiversity of mayflies in the Cuban archipelago.

  8. Peripheral Reading on Nicasio Álvarez de Cienfuegos’s Poetry Lectura periférica de la poesía de Nicasio Álvarez de Cienfuegos

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    Full Text Available This study tries to complete from different sides some aspects already dealt with by the critics about the poetry of Nicasio Álvarez de Cienfuegos. Such as the formation of its limited corpus, its verse lines not collected among his works and which were published in Gonzalo de Córdoba, López Peñalver’s version of the French novel or the powerful feeling of death which can be noticed in his most spirited and famous compositions.Este trabajo intenta completar desde diferentes lados algunos aspectos ya abordados por la crítica de la obra poética de Nicasio Álvarez de Cienfuegos. Así, la formación de su reducido corpus, sus versos no recogidos entre sus obras y que se publicaron en Gonzalo de Córdoba, la versión de López de Peñalver de la novela francesa o el poderoso sentimiento de la muerte que se aprecia en sus composiciones de mayor aliento y más renombradas.

  9. 75 FR 29891 - Special Local Regulation; Maggie Fischer Memorial Great South Bay Cross Bay Swim, Great South Bay...

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    ... Swim, Great South Bay, NY, in the Federal Register (74 FR 32428). We did not receive any comments or... published at 74 FR 32428 on July 8, 2009, is adopted as a final rule with the following changes: PART 100... South Bay Cross Bay Swim, Great South Bay, NY AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY:...

  10. Bayes Multiple Decision Functions

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    Wu, Wensong

    2011-01-01

    This paper deals with the problem of simultaneously making many (M) binary decisions based on one realization of a random data matrix X. M is typically large and X will usually have M rows associated with each of the M decisions to make, but for each row the data may be low dimensional. A Bayesian decision-theoretic approach for this problem is implemented with the overall loss function being a cost-weighted linear combination of Type I and Type II loss functions. The class of loss functions considered allows for the use of the false discovery rate (FDR), false nondiscovery rate (FNR), and missed discovery rate (MDR) in assessing the decision. Through this Bayesian paradigm, the Bayes multiple decision function (BMDF) is derived and an efficient algorithm to obtain the optimal Bayes action is described. In contrast to many works in the literature where the rows of the matrix X are assumed to be stochastically independent, we allow in this paper a dependent data structure with the associations obtained through...

  11. High proportion of mannosidosis and fucosidosis among lysosomal storage diseases in Cuba.

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    Menéndez-Sainz, C; González-Quevedo, A; González-García, S; Peña-Sánchez, M; Giugliani, R

    2012-08-13

    Although lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) are considered individually rare, as a group they present a non-negligible frequency. Few studies have been made of populational occurrence of LSDs; they have been conducted predominantly on Caucasian populations. We studied the occurrence of LSDs in Cuba. Data from individuals who had been referred to the Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Havana from hospitals all over the country between January 1990 and December 2005 were analyzed. This institute was the only laboratory to provide enzyme-based diagnostic testing for 19 LSDs in Cuba during this period. Occurrence rates were calculated by dividing the number of postnatal diagnoses by the number of births during the study period. The combined occurrence of LSDs in Cuba was 5.6 per 100,000, lower than that reported in other studies conducted on Caucasian populations. The most frequent individual LSDs were: mucopolysaccharidosis type I (1.01 per 100,000) and, surprisingly, alpha-mannosidosis (0.72 per 100,000) and fucosidosis (0.62 per 100,000). These findings may be related to specific genetic characteristics and admixture of the Cuban population. This is the first comprehensive study of the occurrence of LSDs in Cuba. We conclude that the epidemiology of these diseases can vary regionally, and we stress the need for similar surveys in other Latin American countries.

  12. Developing Strategies for Waste Reduction by Means of Tailored Interventions in Santiago De Cuba

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    Tobias, Robert; Brugger, Adrian; Mosler, Hans-Joachim

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    This article introduces an approach to tailoring behavior-change campaigns to target populations using the example of solid waste reduction in Santiago de Cuba. Tailoring is performed in the following steps: (1) Psychological constructs are selected to detect problems in performing the target behavior, and data are gathered on these constructs.…

  13. Education in Cuba--An Alternative Educational Discourse: Lessons to Be Learned?

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    Breidlid, Anders

    2007-01-01

    This article focuses on the Cuban education system, which is well known for its focus on inclusion and equality of opportunity, but also for its focus on political and ideological conformity. The economic crisis in Cuba has led to an educational crisis as well, both in terms of teacher shortages and a decrease in quality and in…

  14. The Flowering of Identity: Tracing the History of Cuba through the Visual Arts

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    Smith, Noel

    2007-01-01

    Teaching history through the visual arts is one way of bringing the past into the present. In Cuba, the visual arts and architecture have reflected the country's "flowering of identity" through time, as a multi-ethnic population has grown to recognize its own distinct history, values and attributes, and Cuban artists have portrayed the island's…

  15. Lessons from Cuba: Using Sense of Place as a Tool to Connect Internationally and at Home

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    2011-01-01

    In the spring of 2010, 16 Recreation and Leisure Studies students from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, travelled to Cuba to complete a fourth-year field class titled International Field Experiences in Recreation and Leisure. After a week spent in Havana, Brock University students engaged in a unique outdoor education experience. With…

  16. Comparative Policy Brief: Status of Intellectual Disabilities in the Republic of Cuba

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    Brice, Alejandro E.

    2008-01-01

    It is estimated that 3.2% of Cuba's population of 11.4 million persons has a severe disability of some kind. Recent economic difficulties have, it may be assumed, had a negative impact on health service provision--which is free to all--and thus, on population health outcomes and nutritional levels. There is a traditional culture of family care for…

  17. Emerging Interaction of Political Processes: The Effect on a Study Abroad Program in Cuba

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    Clarke, Ruth

    2007-01-01

    The emerging interaction of political processes sets the stage for the level of macro uncertainty and specific risk events that may occur in an international relationship. Strongly defined social control in Cuba, formal and informal, dominates the dynamics of the relationship, while simultaneously government, formal, action in the U.S. dominates…

  18. Cognitive Functioning and the Probability of Falls among Seniors in Havana, Cuba

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    Trujillo, Antonio J.; Hyder, Adnan A.; Steinhardt, Laura C.

    2011-01-01

    This article explores the connection between cognitive functioning and falls among seniors (greater than or equal to 60 years of age) in Havana, Cuba, after controlling for observable characteristics. Using the SABE (Salud, Bienestar, and Envejecimiento) cross-sectional database, we used an econometric strategy that takes advantage of available…

  19. Slavery and Cinema in Cuba: The Case of Gutierrez Alea's The Last Supper.

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    West, Dennis

    1979-01-01

    "The Last Supper" deals with slavery and social stratification in late eighteenth century Cuba. In this article, the film is described in artistic and historical terms, and is discussed in relation to the larger body of theory on Latin American slavery. (EB)

  20. A Historical Analysis of the Educational Modalities of Inequalities Management in Costa Rica, Cuba and Guatemala

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    Mulot, Eric

    2004-01-01

    This article provides a historical and comparative study of the role that management of inequalities has played in the formation and evolution of educational institutions in three countries: Costa Rica, Cuba and Guatemala. This particular focus shows that this function has played a determining role, even if its organization has varied deeply in…

  1. ¿Qué estamos haciendo en Cuba en evaluación educativa?

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    Torres, Paul

    2008-01-01

    Este trabajo explica las acciones que hemos venido realizando en Cuba en materia de Evaluación Educativa. Primeramente, describimos los resultados de los Operativos Nacionales para la evaluación del rendimiento de los estudiantes. Posteriormente, revelamos los pasos que hemos venido dando para la implementación de un Sistema Evaluativo Nacional.

  2. Turning Javanese: The Domination of Cuba's Sugar Industry by Java Cane Varieties (1880-1950)

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    Bosma, U.; Curry Machado, J.M.

    2013-01-01

    By the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth, two islands had come to dominate global cane-sugar production. For most of the sixty-year period between 1870 and 1930, around half of the world's internationally traded crop came from Cuba and Java. The two islands had many topogr

  3. Contribution to the study of the genus Helicopsyche (Trichoptera) from Cuba, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico

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    Botosaneanu, L.; Flint, O.S.

    1991-01-01

    Seven new species and one new subspecies of Helicopsyche von Sieboid are described from Cuba, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico based on adults; additionally four species and one subspecies belonging to the fauna of these islands are redescribed. Both sexes are described when correct association of female

  4. ER-E3 regulation. Minimal instrumentation that must operate nuclear medicine in Cuba

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    The purpose of this regulation is to define the instrumentation that must exist in any institution conducting the practice of nuclear medicine in Cuba. This regulation emphasizes two aspects: The minimum equipment necessary to operate a nuclear medicine laboratory for use 'in vitro' and the minimum equipment required to operate a Nuclear Medicine use 'in vivo'

  5. Emergence of Klebsiella pneumoniae clinical isolates producing KPC-2 carbapenemase in Cuba

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    D. Quinones

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The emergence of Klebsiella pneumoniae producing carbapenemase (KPC has now become a global concern. As a part of a nationwide multicentre surveillance study in Cuba, three K. pneumoniae clinical isolates resistant to carbapenems were detected for a 1-month period (September to October 2011. PCR and sequence analysis revealed that the three strains harboured blaKPC-2. They showed resistance or intermediate susceptibility to expanded-spectrum cephalosporins, other ß-lactams, a ß-lactam/ß-lactamase inhibitor combination, and gentamicin. Two strains were susceptible only to colistin, whereas the other strain showing colistin resistance was susceptible to fluoroquinolones. These blaKPC-2-positive K. pneumoniae strains were classified into ST1271 (CC29, a novel clone harbouring blaKPC-2, and were revealed to be genetically identical by PCR-based DNA fingerprinting. The three patients infected with the KPC-producing K. pneumoniae had common risk factors, and had no overseas travel experience outside Cuba, suggesting local acquisition of the resistant pathogen. This is the first report of a KPC-producing K. pneumoniae in Cuba. Although detection of KPC in Enterobacteriaceae is still rare in Cuba, our finding indicated that KPC-producing bacteria are a global concern and highlighted the need to identify these microorganisms in clinical laboratories.

  6. Extreme non-regular sea level variations in Cuba under the influence of intense tropical cyclones.

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    Hernández González, M.

    2011-01-01

    This paper aimed at analyzing non-regular sea level variations of meteorological origin under the influence of six major tropical cyclones that affected Cuba, from sea level hourly height series in twelve coastal localities. As a result, it was obtained a characterization of the magnitude and timing of extreme sea level variations under the influence of intense tropical cyclones.

  7. Political Essay on the Island of Cuba: A Critical Edition - by Von Humboldt, Alexander [Ressenya

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    Sánchez Cobos, Amparo

    2013-01-01

    Review of the book: Political Essay on the Island of Cuba: A Critical Edition / Alexander von Humboldt; edited by Vera M. Kutzinski and Ottmar Ette.- Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. xxvi+519 p. - ISBN 9780226465678. - (Alexander von Humboldt in English)

  8. Militares españoles transmigrantes de Cuba a México, 1898-1910

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    Herrera B., Maria de Socorro

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available This article analyzes the emigration of Spanish military men from Cuba to Mexico at the end of the Cuban wars for independence. After 1898, these military preferred to emigrate to Mexico rather than remaining in Cuba or returning to Spain. In Mexico they tried to solve problems of money and other legal affairs related to the Ministry of War and Navy in Spain. This migration is characterized as a transmigratory movement.

    El objetivo de este artículo es analizar la emigración de Cuba a México de algunos militares españoles al término de las guerras de independencia de esta Isla, en el ámbito de los movimientos de transmigración. Este trabajo muestra cómo después de 1898, dichos militares prefirieron emigrar a México en lugar de permanecer en Cuba o de volver a España. Desde México, algunos de ellos tramitaban asuntos pendientes con el Ministerio de Guerra y Marina español.

  9. Cuban Sugar Industry: Transnational Networks and Engineering Migrants in Mid-Nineteenth Century Cuba

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    Curry Machado, J.M.

    2011-01-01

    Technological innovation was central to nineteenth-century Cuba’s lead in world sugar manufacture. Along with steam-powered machinery came migrant engineers, indispensable aliens who were well rewarded for their efforts. These migrant engineers remained perennial outsiders, symbolic of Cuba's growin

  10. 76 FR 38020 - Safety Zone; Bay Point Fireworks, Bay Point Marina; Marblehead, OH

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    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Bay Point Fireworks, Bay Point Marina... transit or anchor in a portion of the Lake Erie, Bay Point Marina; Marblehead, OH between 10 p.m. and 10... Zone; Bay Point Fireworks, Bay Point Marina; Marblehead, OH. (a) Location. The following area is...

  11. Comportamiento clínico epidemiológico del trauma ocular grave según clasificación estandarizada, Cienfuegos, 2009 -2011

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    Joselito Cruz Martínez

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: Son múltiples los tipos de urgencias atendidas en los servicios de oftalmología, pero entre ellas los traumatismos oculares constituyen una de las causas más frecuentes.Objetivo: Describir el comportamiento clínico epidemiológico de los pacientes con trauma ocular según clasificación estandarizada. Métodos: Se estudió una serie de casos de 86 pacientes con trauma ocular, ingresados desde enero del 2009 a diciembre del 2011, en el Hospital General Universitario Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima, de Cienfuegos. Fueron analizadas las variables: sexo, edad, actividad realizada en el momento del trauma ocular, tipo de trauma, topografía de la lesión, tipo de lesión, agudeza visual al ingreso, reflejos pupilares, complicaciones (aparecidas en el período desde el trauma hasta egreso y la puntuación según cálculo de la escala de trauma ocular. Resultados: La mayoría de los traumas ocurrieron durante actividades laborales (62,79 %, sobre todo labores agrícolas. La agudeza visual inicial fue mejor para el trauma cerrado, predominando la de grado III. El hifema y la catarata traumática fueron las complicaciones más frecuentes del trauma cerrado (69,57 % y del abierto (41,18 %, respectivamente. La contusión predominó en el trauma cerrado (95,45 % y la herida penetrante en el trauma abierto (78,13 %. El pronóstico visual tuvo un comportamiento similar para ambos tipos de trauma, con predominio de la categoría 3 según escala de trauma ocular. Conclusiones: Vincular la exploración de las variables oftalmológicas incluidas en la clasificación estandarizada con variables de comportamiento clínico epidemiológico, permitió una adecuada clasificación de los traumas.

  12. de producción popular de arroz en Cuba

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    Maikel Orlando Arrastia Acosta

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Las prácticas de poscosecha influyen directamente sobre la calidad del arroz molinado, tanto en términos de composición como de apariencia. Dentro de estas se destacan las operaciones de secado y molinado. En Cuba las tecnologías empleadas, actualmente, por el sector de producción popular de arroz en estas etapas del proceso productivo no siempre son las más adecuadas. Generalmente se utiliza el secado solar y el molinado en molinos del tipo Engleberg (o criollos construidos de forma artesanal y con medios propios. A través de este trabajo se evalúa la influencia del equipamiento de molinado sobre la calidad del arroz producido por productores del sector popular de arroz. Para ello se utilizó arroz con cáscara (variedad IACuba-31 producido en el municipio Yaguajay, Sancti Spíritus. El mismo fue sometido a métodos de secado empleados por estos productores y posteriormente se realizó el proceso de molinado por medio de dos tecnologías: a en un molino criollo y b en una descascaradora de rodillos de goma acoplada a un molino criollo. Como resultado de la comparación del producto final obtenido en estas tecnologías de molinado se pudo determinar que no existen diferencias significativas en cuanto a los porcentajes de granos enteros y partidos obtenidos con respecto a las diferentes formas de secado empleadas. La introducción de la descascaradora de rodillos de goma acoplada al molino criollo mejoró la calidad del arroz molinado, dando lugar a un incremento del porcentaje de granos enteros del 7 %. Además, garantiza la producción de arroz molinado con porcentajes de granos partidos inferiores al 25 %, lo que hace al arroz producido por este sector más competitivo y mejora sus posibilidades de comercialización. El uso de este sistema de molinado también mejora los ingresos de los productores y contribuye al establecimiento de precios de acuerdo con la calidad del producto en los mercados agropecuarios.

  13. Bayes multiple decision functions.

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    Wu, Wensong; Peña, Edsel A

    2013-01-01

    This paper deals with the problem of simultaneously making many (M) binary decisions based on one realization of a random data matrix X. M is typically large and X will usually have M rows associated with each of the M decisions to make, but for each row the data may be low dimensional. Such problems arise in many practical areas such as the biological and medical sciences, where the available dataset is from microarrays or other high-throughput technology and with the goal being to decide which among of many genes are relevant with respect to some phenotype of interest; in the engineering and reliability sciences; in astronomy; in education; and in business. A Bayesian decision-theoretic approach to this problem is implemented with the overall loss function being a cost-weighted linear combination of Type I and Type II loss functions. The class of loss functions considered allows for use of the false discovery rate (FDR), false nondiscovery rate (FNR), and missed discovery rate (MDR) in assessing the quality of decision. Through this Bayesian paradigm, the Bayes multiple decision function (BMDF) is derived and an efficient algorithm to obtain the optimal Bayes action is described. In contrast to many works in the literature where the rows of the matrix X are assumed to be stochastically independent, we allow a dependent data structure with the associations obtained through a class of frailty-induced Archimedean copulas. In particular, non-Gaussian dependent data structure, which is typical with failure-time data, can be entertained. The numerical implementation of the determination of the Bayes optimal action is facilitated through sequential Monte Carlo techniques. The theory developed could also be extended to the problem of multiple hypotheses testing, multiple classification and prediction, and high-dimensional variable selection. The proposed procedure is illustrated for the simple versus simple hypotheses setting and for the composite hypotheses setting

  14. USGS Tampa Bay Pilot Study

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    Yates, K.K.; Cronin, T. M.; Crane, M.; Hansen, M.; Nayeghandi, A.; Swarzenski, P.; Edgar, T.; Brooks, G.R.; Suthard, B.; Hine, A.; Locker, S.; Willard, D.A.; Hastings, D.; Flower, B.; Hollander, D.; Larson, R.A.; Smith, K.

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    Many of the nation's estuaries have been environmentally stressed since the turn of the 20th century and will continue to be impacted in the future. Tampa Bay, one the Gulf of Mexico's largest estuaries, exemplifies the threats that our estuaries face (EPA Report 2001, Tampa Bay Estuary Program-Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (TBEP-CCMP)). More than 2 million people live in the Tampa Bay watershed, and the population constitutes to grow. Demand for freshwater resources, conversion of undeveloped areas to resident and industrial uses, increases in storm-water runoff, and increased air pollution from urban and industrial sources are some of the known human activities that impact Tampa Bay. Beginning on 2001, additional anthropogenic modifications began in Tampa Bat including construction of an underwater gas pipeline and a desalinization plant, expansion of existing ports, and increased freshwater withdrawal from three major tributaries to the bay. In January of 2001, the Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP) and its partners identifies a critical need for participation from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in providing multidisciplinary expertise and a regional-scale, integrated science approach to address complex scientific research issue and critical scientific information gaps that are necessary for continued restoration and preservation of Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay stakeholders identified several critical science gaps for which USGS expertise was needed (Yates et al. 2001). These critical science gaps fall under four topical categories (or system components): 1) water and sediment quality, 2) hydrodynamics, 3) geology and geomorphology, and 4) ecosystem structure and function. Scientists and resource managers participating in Tampa Bay studies recognize that it is no longer sufficient to simply examine each of these estuarine system components individually, Rather, the interrelation among system components must be understood to develop conceptual and

  15. Back Bay Wilderness area description

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This document is a description of the lands located within the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Within these lands, it designates which area is suitable for...

  16. Annual report, Bristol Bay, 1955

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — Commercial fishery management activities for Bristol Bay for 1955, including lists of operators, extensive statistics, descriptions of enforcement activities, and...

  17. FL BAY SPECTROUT-DIET

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Juvenile spotted seatrout and other sportfish are being monitored annually over a 6-mo period in Florida Bay to assess their abundance over time relative to...

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Samples were collected from October 15, 1985 through June 12, 1987 in emergent marsh and non-vegetated habitats throughout the Lavaca Bay system to characterize...

  19. Lo público y lo privado en los escritos de Alexander Von Humboldt sobre Cuba

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    Full Text Available This study seeks to collect the comments and judgements that Humboldt makes about Cuba and evaluate their character. The resulting analysis and interpretation will be undertaken on two different levels: One refers to the information that can be found in his unofficial works, which means the letters Humboldt sent during or shortly after of his visits to Cuba, as well as the diaries he used during his expedition. The other is based on the official works, which include his travel description, his famous Essay on Cuba and his autobiographical text written in 1804. Constrasting these descriptions, we will compare the evaluations of this Prussian traveller elaborated in the moment he visited the island, with the works he wrote 22 years after his return to Europe.

    Este trabajo tiene el objeto de recopilar los comentarios y juicios que hace Humboldt sobre Cuba y valorar su carácter. El análisis e interpretación que resultará de ello se realiza en dos niveles distintos: uno se refiere a las informaciones que se encuentran en escritos no oficiales, es decir, en las cartas que Humboldt envió durante o poco tiempo después de sus visitas a Cuba, y en los diarios que utilizó a lo largo de su expedición. El otro se fundamenta en los escritos oficiales, que comprenden su narración del viaje, el famoso Ensayo sobre Cuba y la memoria autobiográfica escrita en 1804. Mediante el contraste de estas descripciones se pretende comparar las apreciaciones de este viajero prusiano elaboradas en el preciso momento que visita la isla, cotejándolas con las obras que redactó 22 años después de su vuelta a Europa. Este trabajo tiene el objeto de recopilar los comentarios y juicios que hace Humboldt sobre Cuba y valorar su carácter. El análisis e interpretación que resultará de ello se realiza en dos niveles distintos: uno se refiere a las informaciones que se encuentran en escritos no oficiales, es decir, en las cartas que Humboldt envi

  20. What is the role of the pharmacist?: physicians' and nurses' perspectives in community and hospital settings of Santiago de Cuba

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    Niurka María Dupotey Varela; Djenane Ramalho de Oliveira; Caridad Sedeño Argilagos; Kisvel Oliveros Castro; Elisveidis Mosqueda Pérez; Yelina Hidalgo Clavel; Nelly Sánchez Bisset

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    This study was carried out to understand the perceptions and expectations of the other health care professionals about pharmacists' role in primary health care centers and hospitals in Santiago de Cuba (Cuba). A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted, applying a self-administered questionnaire to health care professionals. The sample included 763 professionals (40.9% physicians and 59.1 % nurses) from hospitals and primary health care clinics, chosen by random stratified sampling,. T...

  1. The Roles of Women, Children and Men in Household Food Planning, Purchasing, Preparation and Consumption in Santiago, Cuba

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    Garth, Hanna

    2009-01-01

    This work explores the roles of Women, Children and Men in Household food planning, purchasing, preparation and consumption in Santiago de Cuba. The data for this investigation were collected over a 10-week period during the Summer of 2008. This work focuses on Cuba’s second largest city, Santiago, located in the southeastern part of the island, Santiago provides an urban setting through which to view urban food cultivation and food symbolism in Cuba. Little scholarly work has been published ...

  2. Function Cards for Engineering in Cases of Disaster at the Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima General University Hospital in Cienfuegos Tarjetas de funciones del área de ingeniería del Hospital General Universitario Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima de Cienfuegos ante situaciones de desastre

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    Victor René Navarro Machado

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    Background: The preparation of engineering systems in a health facility is essential for the behavior to be followed when facing a disaster. Objectives: To redesign the response plan for hospital engineering when facing a disaster. Methods: A research was conducted at the General Hospital of Cienfuegos in the second half of 2011. From this research, the plan to respond disaster situations in engineering was redesigned through function cards for nine major engineering systems defined as the main ones. A literature review was conducted as well as interviews to key informants and focus group technique. In order to implement the new plan, the entire staff was trained. The function cards, printed on signalization paper, were placed in specific working settings. Results: There were defined as major engineering systems: electrical, water supply, steam, medical gases, climate, medical imaging, building maintenance, non medical equipment and weak currents networks. For each manager and operator main actions were defined. The engineers (8 and technicians (14 approached the redesign of the plan with responses from good to excellent for: usefulness (100%, applicability (90.1%, system’s structure (86.4%, consistency (90.1% and better response (100%. Conclusions: Actions designed for major engineering systems through function cards are useful, feasible, facilitate the implementation of the strategy designed for the institution's response to disasters and they contribute to the improvement of the plan to reduce these phenomena.

    Fundamento: la preparación de los sistemas ingenieros en una institución de salud es clave para el nivel de respuesta ante un desastre. Objetivos: rediseñar el plan de respuesta del área de ingeniería hospitalaria ante situaciones de desastre. Métodos: investigación realizada en

  3. Lesions of the buccal mucosa in elderly. A study performed in five family doctor´s office of health area III in Cienfuegos city. Lesiones de la mucosa bucal del adulto mayor. Un estudio en cinco consultorios del área III de Cienfuegos.

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    Mikhail Benet Rodríguez

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    Fundament: Bucal lesions in aged persons are very frequent and are not the same in many countries and regions. To know about them is of great importance for we can plan preventive activities and medical services for their attention Objective: To describe the more frequent intraoral mucous lesions in individuals with 60 years old and more. Methods: Descriptive study with a sample of 270 aged persons (both sexes, obtained through simple random sample out of a universe of 1014 individuals with 60 years old and more, from Area III in Cienfuegos. Detailed physical examination was applied to all the studied patients as well as a questionnaire where data of interest were engulfed. Results: From all studied cases, the 26.7% presented some type of bucal lesion, predominantly in women (17.8%. The more frequent lesions were: sub prosthesis stomatitis (10%, leukoplasia (6.2%, and fissuratum epulis (4.4%. The more frequent anatomic localizations of these lesions were: the palatum durum with 27 cases of sub prosthesis stomatitis, the alveolar sulcus with 11 fissuratum epulis, and the jugal mucosa with 4 cases of candidiasis and 7 leukoplasias. Conclusions: A high percentage of this geriatric population presented some type of bucal mucosa lesions, women were the most affected, lesions of prosthetic origin were predominant, as well as pre malignant lesions. The predominant localizations of the lesions were the palatum durum, the alveolar sulcus, and the jugal mucosa.

    Fundamento: Las lesiones bucales en los ancianos son muy frecuentes y difieren en diferentes países y regiones, conocer sobre estas es de gran importancia pues permite planificar actividades preventivas y servicios médicos para su atención. Objetivo: Describir las lesiones mucosas intraorales más frecuentes en los individuos de 60 años y más.

  4. Cuba: A country profile on sustainable energy development

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    This publication is the product of an international project led by the IAEA to develop and test a suitable approach for the comprehensive assessment of national energy systems within a sustainable development context. This country profile on Cuba is the result of an intensive effort conducted by Cuban experts, primarily from the Centro de Gestion de la Informacion y Desarrollo de la Energia (CUBAENERGIA) with the collaboration of experts from energy related institutions in the country, jointly with the IAEA and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). The framework, approach and guidelines set forth in this study comprise one set of effective mechanisms for incorporating the concepts of sustainable development into practical implementation strategies. The assessment is specifically directed at one of the most important sectors affecting economic and social development - energy. It is part of an initiative, officially registered as a Partnership with the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, that contributes to Agenda 21, the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation and the goals and objectives of the United Nations Millennium Declaration. The study is, to a certain extent, a continuation and implementation at the national level of two worldwide studies exploring the ties between energy and sustainable development: the World Energy Assessment undertaken by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNDESA and the World Energy Council; and the Energy Indicators for Sustainable Development undertaken by the IAEA, the International Energy Agency, UNDESA, Eurostat and the European Environment Agency. No study of a national energy system within the context of sustainable development can be final and definitive. To be useful, the assessment process must be adaptable over time to fit ever-changing conditions, priorities and national sustainable energy development criteria. This publication proposes one such approach for

  5. CUBA竞争平衡研究%The Resarch of Competitive Balance in CUBA

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    2015-01-01

    运用测度联赛竞争性平衡的基尼指数(GINI )、胜率标准差(SDWP )、赫芬达尔指数(HHI )等方法对CUBA竞争性平衡进行统计分析,结果表明:(1)CUBA 男子与女子联赛都存在不同程度的竞争不平衡.随着联赛的发展,男女联赛之间的竞争性平衡差距反而越大,呈现轻度负相关(-0.135);(2)高校高水平运动员的招生、学业管理、经费投入是影响CUBA 竞争平衡的主要因素.根据研究结果与分析,提出以下建议:确保高校构建高水平篮球队的经费;注重运动员训练和学业两方面的表现,借鉴NCAA 关于运动员学业的管理制度(Academic Progress Rate )等.%By testing the methods of measuring competitive balance of league matches, such as the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index, Gini Coefficient, the Standard Deviation of Winning Percentages, the article analyzes the competitive balance of CUBA statistically. The result shows that:(1) it exists a competitive unbalance problem in men′s and women′s CUBA to some extent. With the development of the league matches, more gaps is growing between men′s and women′s CUBA, and they show a negative correlation(-0.135).(2) High level student sports athlete′s admission, academic management and financial outlay devotion are the key factors of high standard sport teams′ construction which affects the competitive balance of CUBA. According to the research findings, there are several suggestions as follows:(1) Ensure enough budget of establishing high standard basketball team among high schools. (2) Pay attention to athlete′s performance of discipline and study, referring to Academic Progress Rate of NCAA.

  6. Tsunami Inundation modeling for Tolaga Bay, Tokomaru Bay, Hicks Bay and Te Araroa communities

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    Barberopoulou, A.; Wang, X.; Power, W. L.

    2012-12-01

    We assess the tsunami hazard to four communities in Raukumara Peninsula (Northeastern region of North Island of New Zealand): Tokomaru Bay, Tolaga Bay, Hicks Bay and Te Araroa. Representative severe but realistic scenarios that could affect the Raukumara peninsula are earthquakes that rupture the interface between the Australian and Pacific plates, earthquakes that rupture faults within the overlying Australian plate or the subducting Pacific plate (location is not always well constrained). Earthquakes that rupture both the plate interface and simultaneously faults within the crust of the Australian plate are also a possibility. Tsunamis may also be caused by submarine landslides that occur near the edge of the continental shelf, but these are not considered here. For this study four scenario events were constructed, including a distant event from South America (offshore Peru), outer rise events and a thrust event in the Hikurangi region off the east coast of New Zealand. The sources are not exhaustive but representative of the types of significant events that could occur in the region and were either improved from earlier sources or derived from recent studies. Available high resolution LiDAR and RTK data were combined with topographic and LINZ data for the development of bathymetric/topographic grids. Our modelling results show that Tolaga Bay appears most vulnerable to tsunami inundation although Hicks Bay and Te Araroa are also significantly inundated in several of the scenarios. Tokomaru Bay is naturally well protected because the rapid change in elevation limits the range of inundation. The worst scenario for Tokomaru Bay was an earthquake in the Hikurangi subduction zone resulting in large flow depths, whereas for Tolaga Bay inundation is severe from most scenarios. Hicks Bay and Te Araroa get the most severe flooding from earthquakes in South America and on the Hikurangi subduction zone. Inundation extent is similar for Tolaga Bay during the Outer Rise and

  7. Demanda de asistencia médica en el Subsistema de Urgencias del Policlínico Área V de Cienfuegos durante el trienio 2007-2009

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    Annia Daisy Hernández Martín

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: los sistemas de urgencia prehospitalaria han sido un método histórico de atención precoz para disminuir mortalidad; la información sobre actividades asistenciales en el área de urgencias a escala mundial demuestra un crecimiento de la demanda en dicho servicio. Objetivo: determinar el comportamiento de la demanda de asistencia médica en un Subsistema de Urgencias. Métodos: estudio descriptivo, retrospectivo, longitudinal realizado en el Subsistema de Urgencias del Policlínico Área V de la provincia de Cienfuegos. Se utilizaron los informes estadísticos de los años 2007 a 2009 para obtener el total de pacientes que solicitaron asistencia médica por supuestas urgencias o emergencias médicas, se analizó la demanda de asistencia médica anual y por meses, horarios de consulta, clasificación según riesgo vital y diagnósticos. Resultados: aumentó la demanda de asistencia médica de forma ascendente en los años estudiados, el horario de mayor demanda fue el nocturno, el grupo de edades más atendido fue el de 15 a 59 años, las infecciones respiratorias agudas fueron las más consultadas y la conducta tomada que predominó fue el tratamiento médico ambulatorio del paciente; en los años estudiados aumentaron gradualmente las remisiones y se utilizó con menos frecuencia la sala de observación. Conclusiones: el perfeccionamiento del Subsistema de Urgencias de la Atención Primaria de Salud ha provocado un aumento de la demanda de atención de urgencias en el Policlínico Área V de Cienfuegos.

  8. The Chemical Diversity of Lantana camara: Analyses of Essential Oil Samples from Cuba, Nepal, and Yemen.

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    Satyal, Prabodh; Crouch, Rebecca A; Monzote, Lianet; Cos, Paul; Awadh Ali, Nasser A; Alhaj, Mehdi A; Setzer, William N

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    The aerial parts of Lantana camara L. were collected from three different geographical locations: Artemisa (Cuba), Biratnagar (Nepal), and Sana'a (Yemen). The essential oils were obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. A cluster analysis of 39 L. camara essential oil compositions revealed eight major chemotypes: β-caryophyllene, germacrene D, ar-curcumene/zingiberene, γ-curcumen-15-al/epi-β-bisabolol, (E)-nerolidol, davanone, eugenol/alloaromadendrene, and carvone. The sample from Cuba falls into the group dominated by (E)-nerolidol, the sample from Nepal is a davanone chemotype, and the sample from Yemen belongs to the β-caryophyllene chemotype. The chemical composition of L. camara oil plays a role in the biological activity; the β-caryophyllene and (E)-nerolidol chemotypes showed antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities. PMID:26917060

  9. The discipline of ergonomics in Cuba within the occupational health framework: background and trends.

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    Torres, Yaniel; Rodríguez, Yordán; Viña, Silvio

    2013-01-01

    The concept of ergonomics was introduced in Cuba at the beginning of the 1970s. More than 40 years later, the prevailing approach to workers' health is still generally reactive rather than proactive, despite the commitment of the government to the subject. A factor influencing this issue is, generally, lack of recognition of the benefits of establishing ergonomic principles within most occupational activities. Recent progress to move occupational health practice toward a more preventive approach has been conducted, frequently with international support. The introduction of a set of Cuban standards proposing the necessity of ergonomic evaluations is an example of this progress. The main challenge for Cuban ergonomists is to transfer knowledge to occupational health practitioners in order to be in concordance with basic standards and regulations regarding ergonomics. The article offers a short description of the history of ergonomics and an overview of ergonomics practice in Cuba.

  10. Una llamada de “urgencia” para tutela cautelar en la justicia administrativa en Cuba

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    Jolene Pereira

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    Full Text Available El régimen jurídico de la tutela cautelar que rige hoy por hoy para la justicia administrativa en Cuba, se basa en el principio de ejecutabilidad de los actos administrativos, y por tanto, en la regla de la no suspensión de las decisiones de la administración pública. El modelo construido tomó como referencia el sistema de justicia cautelar administrativa del derecho franco-español de finales del siglo xix. En el siguiente trabajo se parte del presupuesto de la necesidad de un cambio de paradigma en torno a la ordenación jurídica de la tutela cautelar administrativa en Cuba; para la cual se aportan argumentos teóricos que justifican una modificación en pos de ampliar y reforzar el rol de la tutela cautelar en la jurisdicción contencioso-administrativa.

  11. GEOLOGY OF THE FLORENCIA GOLD – TELLURIDE DEPOSIT (CAMAGÜEY, CUBA AND SOME METALLURGICAL CONSIDERATIONS

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    López K Jesús M.

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the results from a study of the Florencia gold-telluride deposit in Central Cuba, including mineralogical, petrographical, microprobe and chemical analysis. Valuable information is provided for the exploration, mining and processing of gold ores from other nearby deposits with similar characteristics. Results highlight changes in the mineralogical composition of the ores between the north and south sectors of the deposit, as reflected in metallurgical concentrates after beneficiation and flotation of samples from these sectors.
    It is shown that gold deposits of the Cretaceous Volcanic Arc of Cuba largely consist of native gold, telluride and pyrite, where arsenopyrite is almost absent. Traces of lead, zinc and cadmium are present in the periphery of the main ore zones.

  12. Vodú Chic: Haitian Religion and the Folkloric Imaginary in Socialist Cuba

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    Full Text Available During the first three decades of the twentieth century, hundreds of thousands of Haitian agricultural laborers arrived in Cuba seeking employment in the expanding sugar industry. Historically, Haitian cane cutters were marginal and occupied the lowest socio-economic status in Cuban society. Until relatively recently, the maintenance of Haitian spiritual beliefs, music, dance, and language in Cuba were associated with rural isolation and poverty. Today however, the continuation of Haitian customs is no longer linked with isolation, but exactly the opposite: performance troupes, heritage festivals, art exhibitions, the circulation of religious specialists, collaborations with research centers and academia, endorsement by music promoters, and the tourism industry. Cubans of Haitian heritage have found innovative ways to transform the abject into the exotic, and are currently gaining a public voice in cultural production, particularly through folkloric performance.

  13. TEJEDORAS DE SONIDOS DE LA REGIÓN CENTRAL DE CUBA

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    Full Text Available This article is a reflection on the role of women in the geo-cultural region of Villa Clara, Cuba, in the development of music in the above area, it emphasizes the different roles of a group of women who served or do today as a musician, composers and pedagogues. It uses a metaphor that moves through time stamp of women in the music of Villa Clara

  14. Comparing environmental issues in Cuba before and after the Special Period: balancing sustainable development and survival.

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    Maal-Bared, Rasha

    2006-04-01

    Following the Earth Summit in 1992, Cuba designed and implemented a variety of programs, administrative structures, and public awareness activities to promote sound environmental management and sustainable development. This came shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union and the strengthening of the US blockade in 1990, which resulted in a 35% drop in Cuban GDP. This period, referred to as the Special Period, witnessed a decrease in many environmentally damaging activities both by choice and by necessity, but also resulted in many decisions to resuscitate the Cuban economy. The purpose of this work was to compare and rank the environmental risks Cuba faced before and during the Special Period (1990-2000) using two Comparative environmental risk assessments (CERAs). To do so, an ecosystem integrity risk assessment matrix was constructed with 42 risk end points. The matrix assessed the risk posed by 17 problem areas including air pollution, water contamination, solid waste sites, pesticides and ecosystem degradation. The risks were calculated using five criteria: area affected, vulnerability of affected population, severity of impact, irreversibility of effect and uncertainty. To construct this matrix, both literature reviews and expert interviews in Cuba were conducted in 2000. The results showed a general decrease in risk scores during the Special Period. Before the Special Period, high risks were posed by: terrestrial degradation and industrial wastewater and sludge, followed by freshwater degradation, surface water stressors, and pesticides. After the Special Period, industrial wastewater and sludge and pesticides were no longer high-risk areas, but municipal wastewater and marine coastal degradation ranked higher than previously. Also, the risk endpoints most stressed after 1990 were affected by activities controlled by the government, such as mining and tourism, and lack of infrastructure. Therefore, the claims that public environmental education is the main

  15. Estudio bibliométrico de la Revista Centro Agrícola, Cuba

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    Paz Enrique, Luis Ernesto; Peralta González, María Josefa; Hernández Alfonso, Eduardo Alejandro

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    The analysis of references of serials publications are appropriate tools for making decisions to improve the quality of the journals. This article raises as objectives to examine the references of the articles published by the Centro Agrícola Journal of the Universidad Central ''Marta Abreu'' de Las Villas, Cuba. This article characterizes the publication and the references employed by the journal. Five unidimensionals indicators are applied: most referenced year, most referenced document typ...

  16. Farming like we're here to stay : the mixed farming alternative for Cuba

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    2008-01-01

    Keywords: Crop-livestock, agro-diversity, mixed farming, dairy production, agro-ecological indicators, sustainability, energy efficiency, local development, Cuba Specialization, as opposed to diversification, and export orientation have been historically the basis for patterns of dependence on external inputs and centralized decision-making in the Cuban agricultural model. Low autonomy in farmers’ decision-making (centrally-planned collective farms), scarcity of production inputs and extensiv...

  17. Public health services, an essential determinant of health during crisis. Lessons from Cuba, 1989-2000

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    During the 1990s, Cuba was able to overcome a severe crisis, almost without negative health impacts. This national retrospective study covering the years 1989-2000 analyses the country's strategy through essential social, demographic, health process and health outcome indicators. Gross domestic product (GDP) diminished by 34.76% between 1989 and 1993. In 1994 slow recuperation started. During the crisis, public health expenses increased. The number of family doctors rose from 9.22 to 27.03 pe...

  18. Relationship between geographic distribution and morphological patterns in genus Cerion (Mollusca: Cerionidae) in Cuba

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    The genus Cerion, with 90 species described for Cuba, is highly polytypical and it had been litle studied. The idea of the absence of and spatiall arrage-ment of morphotypes had been mantained even knowing that in other distri-bution areas several patterns had arise. The goal of this paper was to charac-terize morphological variation on the Cuban species of Cerion and to assess relationship between geographic distances between populations and shell shape differences. Geometric morphome...

  19. Multielemental analysis by neutron activation of sediments in the Ana Maria Gulf, Cuba

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    In this paper general samples of marine sediments taken from six control stations of the Ana Maria Gulf (Cuba) were analyzed. For this purpose the thermal neutron activation analysis method was used. 18 elements were determinated. They are: Al, Ce, Co, Cs, Cr, Eu, Fe, Hf, La, Lu, Mo, Mn, Rb, Sc, Ta, Th, Yb and Zn. The accuracy varied between 5 and 30% for all elements. 10 refs

  20. "Toward Being a Complete Woman": Reflections on Mothering in Santiago de Cuba

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    Garth, Hannah

    2010-01-01

    This article gives a brief look at how state policy and programming may have achieved the intended consequence of getting more women into the workforce in Santiago de Cuba. It also shows that by accomplishing this, household work was shifted onto grandmothers leaving a generation of women with the notion that womanhood is conflated with motherhood but without the space and skills for their own mothering.

  1. Construyendo identidades desde la excepcionalidad: mujer, divorciada y maestra en Santiago de Cuba, siglo XIX

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    Provencio Garrigós, Lucía

    2008-01-01

    This work deals with a complex matter: the construction of female gender identity, and it does so though the figure of a paradigmatic woman: Baldomera Fuentes Segura (Santiago de Cuba 1807-1876), a cultivated, learned schoolteacher, married and divorced. She knew how to make her way in life, both personally and intellectually, from the exceptionality marked by the gender discourse, except for when she used her wit and intelligence both orally and in writing, to defend her autonomy as well as ...

  2. An eighteenth-century community in exile : the 'floridanos' in Cuba

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    Jane Landers

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    Full Text Available History of the evacuation of 1763, when Floridians had to move away after the English seized the colony from Spain. Most of the migrants settled in Cuba. Several hundred families of Spanish descent and their slaves made new lives in Havana. Author focuses on the Florida Africans and Indians and the history of a new multi-ethnic settlement named San Agustín de la Nueve Florida.

  3. A History of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba: gendered labor and its representations

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    Martinez, Andrew Michael

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    This thesis examines the ways that the Ballet Nacional de Cuba (BNC) was enfranchised into the 1959 Cuban Revolution. By foregrounding the national projects of the Revolution and examining representations of the homosexual Cuban male experience, I explore how the internationally distinct Cuban ballet technique emerged in dialogue and in response to the new man (el hombre nuevo) and the new nation that was being forged. Part I explores the Cuban ballet technique as a repository of the socio-po...

  4. Is the 'New Man' dead? Tourism, self-perception and relative deprivation in Cuba

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    Halsør, Marte

    2012-01-01

    This study is about the relationship between the growth of tourism in Cuba and the sense of relative deprivation experienced by many Cubans, and about the results of this relationship in the society at large. I argue that by comparing themselves to their compatriots who have better access to CUC (Cuban convertible peso, one of the two official currencies in use in the country), and who thus enjoy a higher standard of living, many Cubans perceive themselves as relatively deprived. This thesis ...

  5. Perspectivas de la Infotecnología para la Editorial Universitaria (Cuba)

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    Torricella Morales, Raul G.; Hernández Monzón, Aldo; Huerta Espinosa, Victor M.

    2010-01-01

    The word "Infotecnología" defines the key discipline for reaching the training and the development of the technical-social relationships and the communications infrastructure of the Cuban Higher Education. The use of Information Technology for producing and publishing the graduation theses is highly important for the best use of TICs in Higher Education in Cuba, so, since the 2008-2009 course the decision was make that all the Cuban students should produce their graduation theses in digital f...

  6. Perspectivas de la Infotecnología para la Editorial Universitaria en Cuba

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    Torricella Morales, Raul G.; Hernández Monzón, Aldo; Huerta Espinosa, Victor M.

    2010-01-01

    The word "Infotecnología" defines the key discipline for reaching the training and the development of the technical-social relationships and the communications infrastructure of the Cuban Higher Education. The use of Information Technology for producing and publishing the graduation theses is highly important for the best use of TICs in Higher Education in Cuba, so, since the 2008-2009 course the decision was make that all the Cuban students should produce their graduation theses in digital f...

  7. El largo compromiso de Canadá con Cuba: paradojas y posibilidades

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Tanto la Unión Europea como América Latina, e incluso Estados Unidos, han iniciado distintos procesos de diálogo con Cuba. ¿Cuáles lecciones relevantes se pueden extraer de la larga historia canadiense de compromiso con la Revolución Cubana? Este artículo documenta la evolución de las relaciones entre Canadá y Cuba desde la década de 1940, centrándose en sus altibajos desde que se lanzó, a mediados de la década de 1990, una política de «compromiso constructivo ». Se argumenta que este acercamiento (en sus diversas formas no ha tenido mayor influencia en la liberalización de la política cubana. Además, la poca influencia que Canadá pudo haber tenido durante el «Periodo Especial» ha disminuido con la recuperación económica y diversificación de las relaciones exteriores de Cuba en la última década. En ese sentido, los autores concluyen que la estrategia más apropiada para Canadá y otros «actores» es llevar a cabo un acercamiento coordinado y de largo plazo que brinde apoyo a una variedad de procesos endógenos de cambio en Cuba. Una estrategia realista debería incluir diálogo de bajo perfil con el régimen actual, cooperación con un amplio espectro de posibles reformadores dentro y fuera del Estado y apoyo para la realización de cambios sociales más extensos a través del comercio, la inversión extranjera, el turismo así como los intercambios académicos y culturales

  8. Agriculture in the City: A Key to Sustainability in Havana, Cuba

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    Caridad Cruz, M.; Sánchez Medina, R.

    2003-01-01

    This book presents the results of a 3-year research project on the history and state of urban agriculture in Havana, Cuba. A multidisciplinary team of 15 professionals, coordinated by the authors, assess the long-term potential for including urban agriculture in the social economies of two areas of Havana, as well as in city-wide environmental management programs. The results will be of particular interest to municipal, local, and community authorities considering how to convert emergency foo...

  9. CardioVilla 2011: congratulations to the health of cardiovascular medicine in Cuba

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    Raúl Dueñas Fernández; Alberto Morales Salinas; Rubén Tomás Moro Rodríguez; Jesús A. Satorre Ygualada

    2011-01-01

    In this editorial, some of the most relevant issues dealt with in CardioVilla IV Cardiac Congress 2011 are presented. This congress was held in Santa Clara, Cuba, from October 13th to 15th, 2011. It was sponsored by several scientific societies, including the American Society of Cardiology. A video conference was organized with the representatives of this society. At the conference, the 25th anniversaries of Cardiology Centers Saturmino Lora, William Soler and Ernesto Che Guevara were...

  10. Corrosion of steel reinforced concrete in the tropical coastal atmosphere of Havana City, Cuba

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    Abel Castañeda; Juan José Howland; Francisco Corvo; Tezozomoc Pérez

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    The influence of chloride deposition rate on concrete using an atmospheric corrosion approach is rarely studied in the literature. Seven exposure sites were selected in Havana City, Cuba, for exposure of reinforced concrete samples. Two significantly different atmospheric corrosivity levels with respect to corrosion of steel reinforced concrete were observed after two years of exposure depending on atmospheric chloride deposition and w/c ratio of the concrete. Changes in corrosion current are...

  11. España y Cuba. Cien años de relaciones financieras

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    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Desde la pérdida del imperio continental americano, Cuba se convierte en el territorio colonial de mayor importancia para la metrópoli. Mercado preferencial para la producción española y fuente de capitales que ayudó a paliar el déficit del Tesoro peninsular, las páginas siguientes se dedican a estudiar las diferentes etapas por las que atravesaron las relaciones financieras entre metrópoli y colonia a lo largo del siglo XIX. Estudio centrado en el aspecto institucional, es decir, en las relaciones entre los Tesoros y por tanto en la especial configuración de la Hacienda colonial y la concepción y estructura del sistema presupuestario. Palabras Clave: España, Cuba, Siglo XIX, Relaciones financieras, Hacienda colonial, Presupuestos. ABSTRACT: After metropolis lost its empire on the American continent, Cuba became its most important colonial territory and a preferential market for Spanish production as well as a source of capital which helped to mitigate the deficit in the Spanish Treasury. The pages that follow study the different stages through which the financial relations between the metropolis and the colony passed during the 19th century. This study focuses on the institutional aspect, i.e., on the relations between the treasuries and therefore on the special configuration of the colonial Treasuty and the conception and structure of the budgetary system. Key words: Spain, Cuba 19th Century, Financial Relation, Colonial Treasury, Budgets.

  12. IAEA Director General welcomes Cuba's intention to join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

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    Full text: IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei welcomed Cuba's announcement to accede to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and to ratify the Treaty of Tlatelolco establishing a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Latin America and the Caribbean. He expressed the hope that Cuba will conclude soon a comprehensive safeguards agreement with the Agency, as required under Article III of the NPT. 'With Cuba's intention to become party to the NPT, we have come a step closer to a universal nuclear non-proliferation regime,' Mr. ElBaradei said. Only three countries worldwide with significant nuclear activities now remain outside the NPT. With 188 countries party to the Treaty, the NPT is the most adhered to international agreement after the United Nations Charter and the most widely adhered to multilateral arms control treaty. The NPT makes it mandatory that all non-nuclear-weapon States conclude comprehensive safeguards agreements with the IAEA, and thus put all of their nuclear material under IAEA safeguards. The Director General also welcomed Cuba's ratification of the Tlatelolco Treaty, which completes the process of having all countries in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean as members of the nuclear-weapon-free zone in that region. Mr. ElBaradei said that, 'the Tlatelolco Treaty provides a good model for other regional nuclear-weapon-free zones to follow'. He added that 'universal adherence of all countries in regions having nuclear-weapon-free zone arrangements is important to further strengthen the non-proliferation regime'. (IAEA)

  13. Environmental isolation and characterisation of Cryptococcus species from living trees in Havana city, Cuba.

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    Illnait-Zaragozí, M T; Martínez-Machín, G F; Fernández-Andreu, C M; Perurena-Lancha, M R; Theelen, B; Boekhout, T; Meis, J F; Klaassen, C H

    2012-05-01

    Cryptococcus isolates from Cuban patients were identified as C. neoformans var. grubii. Although this species has since long been associated with bird droppings, a recent genotyping study provided strong evidence for additional origins of exposure. We sampled different species of trees in Havana, Cuba to identify other potential sources of exposure to this fungus. A total of 662 samples were collected from 331 trees and cacti from Havana, Cuba. Initial selection of the isolates was carried out by conventional techniques. Isolates were further characterised using a combination of AFLP analysis and DNA sequence analysis. Identification by conventional methods yielded 121 C. neoformans and 61 C. gattii isolates. Molecular analyses showed that none of these isolates was C. gattii and only one isolate proved to be C. neoformans var. grubii. A total of 27 different other species were identified. The most prevalent species was C. heveanensis (33%). Sixty-five unidentifiable isolates segregated into ten potentially novel species. Conventional cultivation methods have a low specificity for C. neoformans complex and molecular analyses need to be applied to confirm identification of isolates from environmental sources. Environmental niches responsible for most of human cryptococcal infections in Cuba remain to be identified.

  14. Cuba: transición, sucesión, estabilidad, seguridad

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    Joaquín ROY

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este análisis trata de la relación entre la estabilidad del presente gobierno cubano y la necesidad de seguridad en su territorio y en la zona circundante. Este vínculo se produce en un momento político de Cuba, entre un primer paso de la sucesión de Fidel Castro a Raúl, sin que se den señales claras de una transición hacia otro tipo de sistema político. Mientras tanto, el gobierno de Estados Unidos ha declarado que su prioridad estriba en el reestablecimiento de la democracia en Cuba, tanto durante el último periodo de la administración de George W. Bush como con Barack Obama ya asentado en la Casa Blanca. Sin embargo, las delicadas circunstancias de Cuba (precariedad económica, desastres naturales, dependencia alimentaria y energética, etc. señalan que la prioridad de los intereses nacionales de Estados Unidos se centran primero en la estabilidad del escenario. Incluso al precio del retraso de la evolución del régimen, un cierto grado de seguridad es necesario para enfrentarse a los riesgos de una emigración incontrolada y las hipotéticas tensiones internas que provoquen confrontaciones

  15. Height, Zinc and Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections in Schoolchildren: A Study in Cuba and Cambodia

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    Brechje de Gier

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Soil-transmitted helminth (STH infections and zinc deficiency are often found in low- and middle-income countries and are both known to affect child growth. However, studies combining data on zinc and STH are lacking. In two studies in schoolchildren in Cuba and Cambodia, we collected data on height, STH infection and zinc concentration in either plasma (Cambodia or hair (Cuba. We analyzed whether STH and/or zinc were associated with height for age z-scores and whether STH and zinc were associated. In Cuba, STH prevalence was 8.4%; these were mainly Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuris trichiura infections. In Cambodia, STH prevalence was 16.8%, mostly caused by hookworm. In Cuban children, STH infection had a strong association with height for age (aB-0.438, p = 0.001, while hair zinc was significantly associated with height for age only in STH uninfected children. In Cambodian children, plasma zinc was associated with height for age (aB-0.033, p = 0.029, but STH infection was not. Only in Cambodia, STH infection showed an association with zinc concentration (aB-0.233, p = 0.051. Factors influencing child growth differ between populations and may depend on prevalences of STH species and zinc deficiency. Further research is needed to elucidate these relationships and their underlying mechanisms.

  16. CHARACTERISTICS OF GAMBUSIA PUNCTATA (POECILIDAE FOR ITS SELECTION AS BIOMONITOR IN AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY IN CUBA

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    Argota, George

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The use of natural organisms in their capacity as biomonitors allows the evaluation of the environmental conditions of aquatic ecosystems. The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of Gambusia punctata Poey, 1854 (Poeciliidae for selection as a biomonitor in aquatic ecotoxicology. The species was selected to be representative and monitored from 2004 to 2012 on a quarterly basis, with two of them corresponding to periods of rain and little rain outside the Almendares -Vento Basin in San Juan Havana and Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, respectively. The description of the characteristics of the referred species considered whether they met seven criteria for biomonitoring: 1 cosmopolitan distribution, 2 easy taxonomic identification, 3 appropriate size, 4 limited mobility and relatively long life cycle, 5 tolerant to contamination, 6 easy handling in laboratory studies, and 7 correlation between the contaminant of interest and other environmental matrices. The characteristics were met for each of the seven criteria, and thus have conditional use as biomonitors in ecotoxicology studies and for the ecosystem at San Juan Almendares, Cuba.

  17. La imagen del turismo cultural en Cuba percibida por el mercado español

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    Yamilé Pérez Guilarte

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available El turismo cultural, percibido no solo como las visitas a sitios y monumentos históricos, sino ampliado al conocimiento de la forma de vida y tradiciones de las poblaciones locales, podría constituir una importante alternativa para Cuba. La presente investigación tiene como objetivos determinar si Cuba es apreciada como un destino cultural desde la perspectiva del mercado español e identificar cuáles son sus elementos distintivos. Por medio de un cuestionario realizado a 400 españoles, se evalúan los dos componentes de la imagen de un destino: el cognitivo y el afectivo. El estudio revela una preferencia por el turismo cultural y señala a la gente, la música, al Centro Histórico de La Habana y el estilo de vida como los elementos distintivos de Cuba. Estos resultados contribuyen a un diseño más efectivo de la promoción turística en el mercado español, aunque se recomienda ampliar el estudio a otros mercados potenciales.

  18. Adolescent fertility in Cuba: some reflections on its behavior by provinces and areas of residence

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    Daylin Rodríguez Javiqué

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to describe the adolescent fertility in Cuba during the period 2010-2014 and analyze its proximate determinants both nationally and by territory. Based on the data published in Demographic Yearbook, Studies and Data of the Population and birth databases of the National Bureau of Statistics and Information (ONEI, adolescent fertility rates in Cuba are calculated according to the groups 10-14 and 15-19, by province and area of residence. In addition, data on family formation, contraception and abortion of Cuban adolescents are shown. These elements could allow hypothesizing about the behavior of adolescent fertility in Cuba. The first important result is that fertility among 15-19 years group had a slight decrease in the period; however, the 10-14 years group has increased its level. On the other hand, the analysis by area of residence shows that urban fertility has gained prominence in the Cuban provinces, with an increase between 2010 and 2012 in more than half of them. Similarly, about a third of the provinces analyzed show higher levels of adolescent fertility in urban areas than in rural areas. High rates of abortion in adolescence, which exceeds fertility rates in ten provinces of the country; early onset of sexual intercourse and first marriage, and improper use of contraceptive methods, are elements worth looking into in order to find explanations to the reproductive behavior of Cuban adolescents.

  19. «Mayo Teatral 2008»: o teatro contemporâneo em Havana – Cuba

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    Marcos Antônio Alexandre

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Este artigo traz para discussão o panorama artístico cubano a partir da análise crítica de alguns textos espetaculares que foram apresentados no evento 8ª Temporada de Teatro Latinoamericano y Caribeño Mayo Teatral 2008. Para esta reflexão, são utilizadas as contribuições da semiótica teatral e são discutidas temáticas relacionadas, entre outras questões, à memória, à cultura cubana e afrocubana e às identidades.  Palavras-chave: Teatro; semiótica teatral; Cuba; memória; cultura; identidade.Resumen: Este artículo se propone a discutir el panorama artístico cubano a través del análisis de algunos textos espectaculares que fueron presentados en el evento 8ª Temporada de Teatro Latinoamericano y Caribeño – Mayo Teatral 2008. Para esta reflexión son utilizados los aportes de la semiótica teatral y son discutidas temáticas relacionadas, entre otras cuestiones, a la memoria, a la cultura cubana y afro-cubana y a las identidades.Palabras-clave: Teatro; semiótica teatral; Cuba; memoria; cultura; identidad.Keywords: Theater; theater semiotics; Cuba; memory; culture; identity.

  20. 77 FR 18739 - Safety Zone; Bay Swim V, Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA

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    ... the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Public Meeting We do not now plan to... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Bay Swim V, Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA... is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Presque Island Bay during the Bay Swim...

  1. 77 FR 35860 - Safety Zone; Bay Swim V, Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA

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    ..., Erie, PA in the Federal Register (77 FR 18739). We received no letters commenting on the proposed rule... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Bay Swim V, Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA... restrict vessels from a portion of the Presque Island Bay during the Bay Swim V swimming event. The...

  2. 78 FR 34575 - Safety Zone; Bay Swim VI, Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA

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    ... FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking TFR Temporary Final Rule A. Regulatory History... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Bay Swim VI, Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA... portion of Presque Isle bay during the Bay Swim VI swimming event. This temporary safety zone is...

  3. Humboldt Bay, California Benthic Habitats 2009 Geoform

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Humboldt Bay is the largest estuary in California north of San Francisco Bay and represents a significant resource for the north coast region. Beginning in 2007 the...

  4. Humboldt Bay, California Benthic Habitats 2009 Biotic

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Humboldt Bay is the largest estuary in California north of San Francisco Bay and represents a significant resource for the north coast region. Beginning in 2007 the...

  5. Humboldt Bay, California Benthic Habitats 2009 Substrate

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Humboldt Bay is the largest estuary in California north of San Francisco Bay and represents a significant resource for the north coast region. Beginning in 2007 the...

  6. Humboldt Bay, California Benthic Habitats 2009 Geodatabase

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Humboldt Bay is the largest estuary in California north of San Francisco Bay and represents a significant resource for the north coast region. Beginning in 2007 the...

  7. Strengthening the Radiation Protection System in Cuba (SRPS - Cuba). A co-operation project between Cuban and Swedish institutions, February 2001 - June 2003

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    Avila, Rodolfo; Larsson, Carl-Magnus; Prendes, Miguel; Zerquera, Juan Tomas

    2004-02-01

    This project results from the co-operation between a number of Cuban and Swedish institutions. It started in February 2001 and ended in June 2003 and was made possible thanks to the contributions of the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA), the Centro de Proteccion e Higiene de las Radiaciones, Cuba (CPHR), and the Swedish Radiation Protection Authority (SSI). The overall objective was to strengthen the radiation protection system in Cuba, and in this way contribute with the control and reduction of risks to man and the environment from exposures to ionizing radiation. The project focused on four priority areas: 1) Protection of workers and patients exposed to radiation in radiation practices; 2) Preparedness for response to an emergency situation; 3) Environmental radiological protection; and, 4) Exposure to radiation in areas with high levels of natural radioactivity. The present report summarizes the findings of the whole project period, providing an overview of the overall achievements, as well as listing its deliverables. The results of an evaluation of the project, conducted during the final workshop, are also included. The report ends with a list of generic and specific conclusions and recommendations for implementation of the project's achievements and for further development of co-operation.

  8. Strengthening the Radiation Protection System in Cuba (SRPS - Cuba). A co-operation project between Cuban and Swedish institutions, February 2001 - June 2003

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    This project results from the co-operation between a number of Cuban and Swedish institutions. It started in February 2001 and ended in June 2003 and was made possible thanks to the contributions of the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA), the Centro de Proteccion e Higiene de las Radiaciones, Cuba (CPHR), and the Swedish Radiation Protection Authority (SSI). The overall objective was to strengthen the radiation protection system in Cuba, and in this way contribute with the control and reduction of risks to man and the environment from exposures to ionizing radiation. The project focused on four priority areas: 1) Protection of workers and patients exposed to radiation in radiation practices; 2) Preparedness for response to an emergency situation; 3) Environmental radiological protection; and, 4) Exposure to radiation in areas with high levels of natural radioactivity. The present report summarizes the findings of the whole project period, providing an overview of the overall achievements, as well as listing its deliverables. The results of an evaluation of the project, conducted during the final workshop, are also included. The report ends with a list of generic and specific conclusions and recommendations for implementation of the project's achievements and for further development of co-operation

  9. Acting of the radiological surveillance of food in Cuba before anomalous situations; Actuacion de la vigilancia radiologica de alimentos en Cuba ante situaciones anomalas

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    Fernandez G, I.M.; Rodriguez C, G.; Carrazana G, J.; Capote F, E. [CPHR, Calle 20, No. 4113 e/41 y 47, Playa, La Habana, 11300 (Cuba)]. e-mail: isis@cphr.edu.cu

    2006-07-01

    Keeping in mind the real possibility of that would be imported to Cuba polluted foods with radionuclides, product of a nuclear or radiological accident happens one contamination of foods inside the national territory, it was designed and was into effect in January, 2000, a Program of Radiological Surveillance of Foods and Water, in the marks of the National Program of Surveillance of Pollutants in Foods and Water. This surveillance is executed in group among the National Unit of Health Environmental of the Ministry of Health and the Center of Protection and Hygiene of those Radiations of the Ministry of Sciences, Technology and Environment. In this work the design in the way of acting of the Radiological Surveillance of Foods and Water in Cuba, in the event of detection of anomalous situations is presented. The same one includes, the establishment of investigation levels for radionuclides in foods, the ways of performance of the System, of to be overcome or to be equaled the performance levels or established investigation, the flow of the information, as well as the work routine to continue by the essay laboratories, in the event of an anomalous situation. (Author)

  10. Bayes linear statistics, theory & methods

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    Goldstein, Michael

    2007-01-01

    Bayesian methods combine information available from data with any prior information available from expert knowledge. The Bayes linear approach follows this path, offering a quantitative structure for expressing beliefs, and systematic methods for adjusting these beliefs, given observational data. The methodology differs from the full Bayesian methodology in that it establishes simpler approaches to belief specification and analysis based around expectation judgements. Bayes Linear Statistics presents an authoritative account of this approach, explaining the foundations, theory, methodology, and practicalities of this important field. The text provides a thorough coverage of Bayes linear analysis, from the development of the basic language to the collection of algebraic results needed for efficient implementation, with detailed practical examples. The book covers:The importance of partial prior specifications for complex problems where it is difficult to supply a meaningful full prior probability specification...

  11. Distribution and behavior of major and trace elements in Tokyo Bay, Mutsu Bay and Funka Bay marine sediments

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    Honda, Teruyuki [Musashi Inst. of Technology, Atomic Energy Research Laboratory, Kawasaki, Kanagawa (Japan); Kimura, Ken-ichiro [Musashi Inst. of Technology, Graduate School, Research Division in Engineering, Kawasaki, Kanagawa (Japan)

    2003-06-01

    Fourteen major and trace elements in marine sediment core samples collected from the coasts along eastern Japan, i.e. Tokyo Bay (II) (the recess), Tokyo Bay (IV) (the mouth), Mutsu Bay and Funka Bay and the Northwest Pacific basin as a comparative subject were determined by the instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA). The sedimentation rates and sedimentary ages were calculated for the coastal sediment cores by the {sup 210}Pb method. The results obtained in this study are summarized as follows: (1) Lanthanoid abundance patterns suggested that the major origin of the sediments was terrigenous material. La*/Lu* and Ce*/La* ratios revealed that the sediments from Tokyo Bay (II) and Mutsu Bay more directly reflected the contribution from river than those of other regions. In addition, the Th/Sc ratio indicated that the coastal sediments mainly originated in the materials from the volcanic island-arcs, Japanese islands, whereas those from the Northwest Pacific mainly from the continent. (2) The correlation between the Ce/U and Th/U ratios with high correlation coefficients of 0.920 to 0.991 indicated that all the sediments from Tokyo Bay (II) and Funka Bay were in reducing conditions while at least the upper sediments from Tokyo Bay (IV) and Mutsu Bay were in oxidizing conditions. (3) It became quite obvious that the sedimentation mechanism and the sedimentation environment at Tokyo Bay (II) was different from those at Tokyo Bay (IV), since the sedimentation rate at Tokyo Bay (II) was approximately twice as large as that at Tokyo Bay (IV). The sedimentary age of the 5th layer (8{approx}10 cm in depth) from Funka Bay was calculated at approximately 1940{approx}50, which agreed with the time, 1943{approx}45 when Showa-shinzan was formed by the eruption of the Usu volcano. (author)

  12. Actitudes lingüísticas en Cuba. Cambios positivos hacia la variante nacional de lengua

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    Roxana Sobrino Triana

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Resumen Este artículo analiza las actitudes lingüísticas de hablantes nativos de español de La Habana, frente al español de Cuba y hacia el español de los otros países hispanohablantes. El artículo es parte de los resultados del Proyecto LIAS (Linguistic Identity and Attitudes in Spanish-speaking Latin America, financiado por El Consejo Noruego de Investigación (RCN. La recolección de los datos se realizó en la capital del país, entrevistando a una muestra de 400 informantes, estratificada con las variables de edad, sexo y nivel socioeconómico. El análisis está centrado en las denominaciones dadas a la lengua española, las percepciones cognitivo-lingüísticas y las actitudes, tanto positivas como negativas, que manifiestan los informantes hacia su variedad nacional y el resto de los países hispanohablantes, así como las opiniones sobre corrección y unidad lingüísticas. Entre los resultados obtenidos destaca la valoración positiva hacia la variante cubana, en relación con investigaciones anteriores. El estudio contribuye a actualizar el panorama sobre actitudes en Cuba y se suma a la serie de trabajos, que con una metodología común, se han realizado en el mundo hispánico dentro del proyecto LIAS. Abstract This article analyzes the linguistic attitudes of native Spanish speakers from Havana, towards Spanish spoken in Cuba and in the other Spanish-speaking countries. It is a result of the LIAS-Project (Linguistic Identity and Attitudes in Spanish-speaking Latin America, funded by The Research Council of Norway (RCN. The data were gathered in the capital of the country, interviewing a stratified sample of 400 respondents based on the variables of age, sex and socioeconomic status. The analysis addresses several issues, such as the various names given to the Spanish language in Cuba, the cognitive linguistic perceptions and the positive and negative attitudes of Cuban speakers towards Spanish, as well as their opinions

  13. 33 CFR 117.622 - West Bay

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    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false West Bay 117.622 Section 117.622 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY BRIDGES DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS Specific Requirements Massachusetts § 117.622 West Bay The draw of the West Bay Bridge, mile...

  14. 8 CFR 245.13 - Adjustment of status of certain nationals of Nicaragua and Cuba under Public Law 105-100.

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    ... Immigration Court in accordance with 8 CFR 240.11(f). If a request for a fee waiver is denied, the applicaion... of Nicaragua and Cuba under Public Law 105-100. 245.13 Section 245.13 Aliens and Nationality... PERMANENT RESIDENCE § 245.13 Adjustment of status of certain nationals of Nicaragua and Cuba under...

  15. El lugar de la inteligencia empresarial en el entorno conceptual de la gestión del conocimiento. Evolución en Cuba

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    Orozco-Silva, Eduardo

    2001-01-01

    The relationship between business intelligence and knowledge management is analyzed, as well as their links to information management. Also explored are their relationships with technology foresighting, together with the compared characteristics of both business intelligence and knowledge management. Included in the article is a brief report on business intelligence activities in Cuba Keywords: Business intelligence, Knowledge management,Information management, Technology foresight, Cuba

  16. Las antinomias de la nación Cubana: la agenda de Cuba en la perspectiva de Iberoamerica y frente a los EE.UU.

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    Rafael HERNÁNDEZ

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En este artículo, el autor analiza las relaciones entre EEUU. y Cuba en la actualidad y sus perspectivas. Para ésto, pasa revista a algunas de las facturas que son presentadas para explicar la política de bloqueo de EEUU. a Cuba, concretamente la alianza de Cuba con la Unión Soviética y la ayuda de aquélla a regímenes antiamericanos. El autor sostiene que esas facturas no son las causas principales de la política americana ya que ésta tiene una lógica propia en función de controlar una Cuba que, desde siempre, ha sido un objetivo geopolítico de EE.UU. Por último, el autor analiza las perpectivas de transformaciones internas del régimen cubano como respuesta a la crisis actual.ABSTRACT: The current relations between United States and Cuba are analyzed in this work. It shows some factors that explain the USA blockade to Cuba; specifically the Soviet Union - Cuba alliance and the help of the Soviets to the anti- American political regimes. The author believes that such factors are not the main causes of the American foreing policy because this policy has its own logic: to control Cuba which has always been a USA geopolitics objective. Finally, he analizes the perspectives of the international transformations of Cuban political system. as response to the present crisis.

  17. Communication of 27 March 1995 received from the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cuba to the International Atomic Energy Agency

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    The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency has received a letter of 27 March 1995 from the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cuba informing the Agency that the Government of the Republic of Cuba signed the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Tlatelolco Treaty) on 25 March 1995

  18. Classification using Hierarchical Naive Bayes models

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    Langseth, Helge; Dyhre Nielsen, Thomas

    2006-01-01

    Classification problems have a long history in the machine learning literature. One of the simplest, and yet most consistently well-performing set of classifiers is the Naïve Bayes models. However, an inherent problem with these classifiers is the assumption that all attributes used to describe......, termed Hierarchical Naïve Bayes models. Hierarchical Naïve Bayes models extend the modeling flexibility of Naïve Bayes models by introducing latent variables to relax some of the independence statements in these models. We propose a simple algorithm for learning Hierarchical Naïve Bayes models...

  19. Backscatter imagery in Jobos Bay

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This image represents a 1x1 meter resolution backscatter mosaic of Jobos Bay, Puerto Rico (in NAD83 UTM 19 North). The backscatter values are in relative 8-bit (0 –...

  20. Política, ethos social e identidad en la cuba contemporánea Politics, social ethos and identity in contemporary Cuba

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    Luis RONIGER

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available La persistencia del modelo político cubano es paradójica al analizarla sobre e! transfondo de extrema penuria económica, pérdida de apoyo internacional y presiones en aumento de parte de los Estados Unidos y la oposición anticastrista fuera de Cuba. No obstante las circunstancias internacionales adversas que debió enfrentar Cuba tras la caída de la Unión Soviética -su principal fuente de apoyo económico- el gobierno revolucionario logró mantenerse en e! poder. Los autores analizan las condiciones que posibilitaron la proyección del compromiso revolucionario, las medidas económicas y los mecanismos políticos adoptados en la última década a fin de adaptarse a la cambiante situación global al tiempo que mantuvieron la estabilidad interna, pese a los serios desafíos internacionales y las presiones internas. Se sugiere que un factor clave en la persistencia del modelo deriva de su conexión con las identidades colectivas y el ethos social de la nación cubana en el período postrevolucionario. Este factor instrumental en asegurar la continuidad de! modelo cubano, ha limitado empero su proyección actual en las otras naciones latinoamericanas, a pesar de los alcances destacados en ámbitos de desarrollo humano, como son la salud y la educación.The resilience of the Cuban political model appears paradoxical against the backdrop of extreme economic hardship, loss o foreign support and increasing pressure by the United States and the anti-Castro opposition. Notwithstanding adverse global circumstances following the demise of the Soviet Union -its main source of economic support- the Cuban revolutionary government has managed to hold onto power. In this paper the authors analyze the conditions under which Cuba has remained committee to its revolutionary path and the economic measures and political mechanisms it has adopted to maintain internal stability, despite serious international challenges and internal pressures. They suggest that

  1. Situación de la gestión de inventarios en Cuba/Situation of Stock Management in Cuba

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    Igor Lopes-Martínez

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente artículo es analizar la situación de la gestión de inventarios en Cuba, a partir de las experiencias obtenidas durante más de 10 años en entidades de los sectores de servicios, comerciales y producción. En nuestro país existen problemas como: la falta de disponibilidad, la inestabilidad de suministros, la baja rotación de inventarios, los deficientes estudios realizados sobre demanda y productos obsoletos; todos los cuales están relacionados directamente con los inventarios. Es por ello que se propone analizar estos problemas desde la perspectiva de la empresa y tratarlos a nivel de cadena de suministro, integración débilmente estructurada en nuestras entidades. Se realiza un análisis de la relación entre la legislación vigente en Cuba y la gestión del inventario, por lo que se recomienda la utilización, en próximos estudios, de un modelo de referencia para evaluar la situación de la gestión de los inventarios en las empresas y cadenas de forma más integral./The main objective of this article is to analyze the stock management situation in Cuba, taking into account the experiences obtained for more than 10 years in several enterprises which develop their activities in connection with the service, commercial and production fields. Cuban companies are facing problems such as: lack of availability, supply instability, low rotation of the stock, poor studies of demand, and obsolete productions; which have in common their relation with the stock management. That is why this research proposes to make an assessment of these problems from the point of view of the enterprise in connection with their supply chains. Such a comprehensive analysis is poorly developed in Cuban enterprises so far. It is also proposed an analysis of the laws and their connection with stock management. Finally, it is suggested the introduction of a reference model in order to assess, with more integrality, the status of the stock

  2. Consideraciones sobre la organización de los servicios hospitalarios ante una epidemia de Influenza A (H1N1. Experiencia en Cienfuegos 2009

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    Grupo operativo provincial de atención médica a los enfermos adultos hospitalizados

    2011-04-01

    hospitalarios para el enfrentamiento de una epidemia de Influenza A (H1N1, afección de transmisión respiratoria constituye un reto y el éxito logrado dependerá, en gran medida, de los cambios organizativos desplegados desde la etapa de planificación y constituyen parte indispensable de la estrategia de trabajo. Objetivo: Describir las principales experiencias organizativas que fueron desarrolladas en el Hospital General Universitario Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima de Cienfuegos, durante la etapa de pandemia de influenza A (H1N1 el año 2009. Método: Estudio prospectivo. Investigación en sistemas y servicios de salud, donde se hizo una amplia revisión bibliográfica, que se combina con técnicas de grupo (para la definición progresiva de la estrategia organizativa y se enmarcan las experiencias contenidas en la “carpeta de decisiones” creada al efecto. Resultados: Se reconocen los diferentes cambios realizados, modificación a los flujos habituales y conceptos en la atención médica, incluida la extensión y expansión de los servicios y sus camas de dotación. Se consideró oportuno la reducción de la actividad quirúrgica electiva, el trabajar por brigadas, la materialización de consultas diferenciadas en los servicios de urgencia, la definición de un área para atención a pacientes graves, el manejo diferenciado de las pacientes embarazadas, puérperas y neonatos, la capacitación continuada y el aseguramiento médico a la protección del personal, el aislamiento de los casos, la alimentación y esterilización. Conclusiones: La reorganización de la asistencia médica, los recursos humanos, la capacitaron continuada, el apoyo logístico, la optimización de los recursos, dirección y el trabajo colectivo son puntos claves en la organización para el enfrentamiento exitoso ante una epidemia.

  3. Epidemiological study on Buccal Health in the 12 years old population of Health Care Area VIII in Cienfuegos. Estudio epidemiológico de salud bucal en la población de 12 años del área VIII de salud de Cienfuegos.

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    Manuel Rodríguez Rodríguez

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    Background: The 12 years-old children population is worldwide taken as a reference age to compare the buccal health condition of different countries, by means of various indicators that measure the presence of the main buccal diseases. The knowledge of these epidemiological profiles generates information to guide the services planning policies of the Primary Health Care. Objective: To characterize 12 years-old population's buccal health condition. Methods: Cross- sectional descriptive correlative study with a stratified probabilistic sample of 90 children starting from a universe conformed by the 269 adolescents that constitute the total of the 12 years old population of the Health Care Area VIII in Cienfuegos municipality. Pearson’s chi-square and Mantel-Haenszel lineal tendency tests were used with the determination of the relative risk and reliance intervals of 95%. Results: The decay prevalence reached 54, 4%. The COP-D index was 2, 45 being the decayed component the major percentage with 4.6%. The periodontal disease was more frequent in boys than in girls, with 54, 9% and 30, 8% respectively. 80,9% of the segments is healthy. In those affected, the calculation prevailed in 11,7%. It was determined that faulty obturations, inheritance and faulty buccal hygiene were the most affecting risk factors for children with decays, while in the periodontal disease it was faulty buccal hygiene. Malocclusions presented a prevalence rate of 40%. Out of which, 55,6% required secondary level attention. Those with habits present a risk 2 times superior of making sick. The sick epidemiological category was present in 77,8% of the total. Conclusions: We emphasize the prevention need as core issue of the primary medical care in the world today; being the General-Integral Dentist a transforming agent that according to his/her formation is capable to assume the existent

  4. A new species of Desmopachria Babington (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) from Cuba with a prediction of its geographic distribution and notes on other Cuban species of the genus.

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    Megna, Yoandri S; Sánchez-Fernández, David

    2014-01-10

    A new species, Desmopachria andreae sp. n. is described from Cuba. Diagnostic characters including illustrations of male genitalia are provided and illustrated for the five species of the genus occurring on the island. For these five species both a simple key to adults and maps of their known distribution in Cuba are also provided. Using a Maximun Entropy method (MaxEnt), a distribution model was developed for D. andreae sp.n. Based on the model's predictions, this species has a higher probability of occurring in high altitude forests (above 1000 m a.s.l.), characterised by relatively low temperatures especially during the hottest and wettest seasons, specifically, the mountainous areas of the Macizo de Guamuhaya (Central Cuba), Sierra Maestra (S Cuba) and Nipe-Sagua-Baracoa (NE Cuba). In some of these areas the species has not yet been recorded, and should be searched for in future field surveys.

  5. The Media’s Construction of Cuba. An Analysis of the Journalistic Discourse of The Washington Post

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    Mg. Miguel Ernesto Gómez Masjuán

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The article shows the main findings of a qualitative piece of research based on a unique, inclusive, descriptive case aimed at critically analysing the journalistic discourse of American newspaper The Washington Post about Cuba in two significant moments of the island´s recent history: Fidel Castro´s Proclamation in July 31, 2006, and Raúl Castro’s Presidential election in February, 2008. The main topics, discursive strategies and linguistic resources prioritised by the newspaper to portray Cuba during that period are examined and several converging points between the newspaper´s discourse and Bush Administration´s political discourse about Cuba are revealed.

  6. Epidemic neuropathy in Cuba: a plea to end the United States economic embargo on a humanitarian basis.

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    Román, G C

    1994-10-01

    During 1992-1993, an epidemic of neurologic disease in Cuba affected 50,862 patients with optic neuropathy, sensorineural deafness, predominantly sensory peripheral neuropathy, and dorsolateral myelopathy. The clinical syndromes were identical to those of prisoners of war subjected to nutritional restriction in tropical prison camps during World War II (Strachan's disease). A dietary deficiency of group B vitamins and sulfur-containing amino acids appears to have been the primary cause of the epidemic. This was a consequence of economic and political events in Cuba linked to the collapse of the Soviet Union and socialist countries. The recently toughened 30-year-old US economic embargo on Cuba contributed to these problems and hampered the investigation, treatment, and prevention of the epidemic. A plea is made to the neurologic community to request the lifting of the trade blockade on a humanitarian basis. PMID:7936221

  7. Fasciola hepatica in Cuba: compatibility of different isolates with two intermediate snail hosts, Galba cubensis and Pseudosuccinea columella.

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    Vázquez, A A; Sánchez, J; Pointier, J-P; Théron, A; Hurtrez-Boussès, S

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    In Cuba, only two lymnaeid snails, Galba cubensis and Pseudosuccinea columella, with different ecology and distribution patterns, are intermediate hosts for Fasciola hepatica. The compatibility of these two species as hosts was analysed through their rates of infection, the production of rediae and survivorship when exposed to F. hepatica miracidia. Ten populations of G. cubensis, eight of P. columella collected from various habitats and six isolates of F. hepatica sampled in slaughterhouses from different localities were tested. Our results clearly demonstrate that G. cubensis is a more compatible host for F. hepatica in Cuba when compared with P. columella. However, the role that P. columella may have in fascioliasis transmission under certain conditions should not be disregarded. Variation in infectivity among isolates of F. hepatica were also observed and may explain why some regions in Cuba are more commonly subjected to fascioliasis outbreaks.

  8. Los caminos hacia una Sociología en Cuba: avatares históricos, teóricos y profesionales The pathways towards a Sociology in Cuba: historical, theoretical and professional changes

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    Teresa Muñoz Gutiérrez

    2005-01-01

    La ponencia realiza un panorama de la Historia de la Sociología en Cuba, a partir de la combinación de los enfoques de la Historia de las Ideas y de la Historia de la Ciencia. Brinda una caracterización de las etapas fundamentales por las que ha atravesado la ciencia sociológica en el país, combinando una mirada de lo universal, lo regional y lo nacional, destacando las especificidades de los procesos en Cuba, así como sus correlatos en Europa y en América Latina. Se atiende a los procesos de...

  9. Los contactos lingüísticos y el español no estándar de Santiago de Cuba (Linguistic contacts and non standard Spanish from Santiago, Cuba)

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    Vicente Jesús Figueroa Arencibia

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    Este artículo entrega los resultados obtenidos en un trabajo de camporealizado en Santiago de Cuba y se propone mostrar el papel desempeñado principalmente por las lenguas bantúes y el criollo haitiano en la aceleración de determinadas tendencias lingüísticas provenientes del mediodía peninsular en el español no estándar santiaguero. (This article shows the results obtained in a field study carried out in Santiago, Cuba. Its objective is to show the role represented by Bantu languages and Hai...

  10. Desequilibrios metabólicos con especial referencia a las carenciales de minerales asociadas a problemas reproductivos en vacas lecheras de Cuba (Metabolic imbalances and minerals deficiencies associated with reproductive disorders in dairy cattle in Cuba

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    García Díaz, Juan R

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    Full Text Available ResumenEl objetivo de este estudio fue diagnosticar los principales desequilibrios metabólicos con especial referencia a las carenciales de minerales asociadas a los problemas reproductivos en vacas lecheras mestizas Holstein x Cebú en un sistema de producción con amamantamiento restringido en la región central de Cuba.SummaryThe objective of this study was to diagnose the principal metabolic imbalances and deficiencies associated with reproductive disorders especially due to mineral deficiency in crossbreed (Holstein × Cebu dairy cows under restrained system of production in the central region of Cuba.

  11. Fuentes de infeccion de histoplasmosis en la Isla de la Juventud, Cuba Sources of infection of histoplasmosis in the Island of Youth, Cuba

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    Carlos Manuel Fernandez Andreu

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    Full Text Available El propósito del presente trabajo es reportar el aislamiento de Histoplasma capsulation, agente etiológico de la histoplasmosis, a partir del suelo de lugares habitados por murciélagos y gallinas en la Isla de la Juventud, Cuba. El hongo fue cultivado también a partir de los órganos de cuatro especies de murciélagos capturados en cuevas. La identificación de H. capsulatum se realizó mediante la conversión de la fase miceliana a levadura y por el test de exoantígenos. Se señala el valor epidemiológico de estos hallazgos en cuevas de gran importancia arqueológica, espeleológica y turística, así como el riesgo potencial que representan para la salud humana. Los autores concluyen con recomendaciones para evitar la infección por H. capsulatum en aquellas personas que por determinadas razones tengan que estar en contacto con estos ambientes contaminados.The purpose of this work is to report the isolation of Histoplasma capsulatum, etiologic agent of histoplasmosis, from soil in sites inhabited by bats and chicken in the Island of Youth, Cuba. The fungus was cultured from four species of cavedwelling bats too. The identification of H. capsulatum was done by mycelial to yeast conversion and exoantigen test. It is pointed out the epidemiological value of some of these isolations in caves of great importance from the archeologic, speleologic or touristic point of view; and the potential risk that they represent to human health. The authors conclude with some recommendation to prevent the infection with H. capsultatum in people who have to keep in contact with those environments.

  12. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ESTHETIC SENSIBILITY THROUGH THE SUBJECT HISTORY OF CUBA / EL DESARROLLO DE LA SENSIBILIDAD ESTÉTICA DESDE LA ASIGNATURA HISTORIA DE CUBA

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    Martha María Casas Rodríguez

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The work presented herein is a synthesis of an important pedagogical investigation for the aesthetic education of the art student in the elementary level. It was developed and validated in practice at Luis Casas Romero primary school. The objective is to reveal the relationship between the historical contents and aesthetics through a pedagogical model for the development of the aesthetic expression in the learning of Cuban History. It offers a pedagogical alternative for the aesthetic development in the teaching learning process of Cuban History. A relationship between intituitive and rational learning associated with affective and volitive processes, for the development of aesthetic expression is established.ResumenEl presente trabajo es la síntesis de una investigación pedagógica, de actualidad e importancia, para la educación estética del estudiante de arte en el Nivel Elemental de la Enseñanza Artística, que se desarrolló y validó en la práctica educativa de la Enseñanza Primaria de la Escuela Vocacional de Arte “Luis Casas Romero”. Tiene como objetivo develar las relaciones entre los contenidos históricos y la estética, a través de un modelo pedagógico para el desarrollo de la expresión estética del aprendizaje de la Historia de Cuba. Su importancia radica en que ofrece una alternativa pedagógica para el desarrollo estético a partir del proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje de la Historia de Cuba, que establece la relación del aprendizaje intuitivo y el racional, en relación con los procesos afectivos y volitivos, para el desarrollo de la expresión estética.

  13. Building Partnerships for Sustainable Land Management and Food Security in Cuba

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    Full text: Soil erosion and the associated land degradation have long been recognized as major environmental concerns and a constraint to food security and sustainable development. The United Nations has highlighted soil degradation as one of the most significant challenges for sustainable food production in the 21st century (World Summit on Sustainable Development, 2002 Johannesburg, South Africa). The ARCAL (Regional Cooperative Agreement for the Advancement of Nuclear Science and Technology in Latin America and the Caribbean) Regional Strategy Profile identified the inefficient use of soil resources and the resulting permanent loss of productive agricultural land as major limitations to achieving food security in the Latin American and Caribbean region. Currently, about 300 million hectares of land have been affected by degradation. Indicators of the present soil conservation status and probable environmental consequences are essential for an assessment of national economic potential and evaluation of political and social consequences. Large-scale soil erosion assessments, for example in a watershed, cannot be based on direct conventional measurements because of methodological restrictions and excessively high temporal and spatial variability. This can be addressed through the use of fallout radionuclides (caesium-137, lead-210 and beryllium-7), which are widely distributed in the environment, adsorbed by soil particles and hence transported in the landscape in a similar way to soil particles. Therefore the monitoring of their redistribution provides an excellent fingerprint for soil redistribution by erosion or sedimentation. These radionuclide techniques also offer an advantage over the conventional methods, by being much less laborious and pinpointing the sources of soil loss. In 2009, a regional technical cooperation project (RLA/5/051 - ARCAL) was initiated for Latin America, with 15 countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, El Salvador, Haiti

  14. Development of an active risk-based surveillance strategy for avian influenza in Cuba.

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    Ferrer, E; Alfonso, P; Ippoliti, C; Abeledo, M; Calistri, P; Blanco, P; Conte, A; Sánchez, B; Fonseca, O; Percedo, M; Pérez, A; Fernández, O; Giovannini, A

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    The authors designed a risk-based approach to the selection of poultry flocks to be sampled in order to further improve the sensitivity of avian influenza (AI) active surveillance programme in Cuba. The study focused on the western region of Cuba, which harbours nearly 70% of national poultry holdings and comprise several wetlands where migratory waterfowl settle (migratory waterfowl settlements - MWS). The model took into account the potential risk of commercial poultry farms in western Cuba contracting from migratory waterfowl of the orders Anseriformes and Charadriiformes through dispersion for pasturing of migratory birds around the MWS. We computed spatial risk index by geographical analysis with Python scripts in ESRI(®) ArcGIS 10 on data projected in the reference system NAD 1927-UTM17. Farms located closer to MWS had the highest values for the risk indicator pj and in total 31 farms were chosen for targeted surveillance during the risk period. The authors proposed to start active surveillance in the study area 3 weeks after the onset of Anseriformes migration, with additional sampling repeated twice in the same selected poultry farms at 15 days interval (Comin et al., 2012; EFSA, 2008) to cover the whole migration season. In this way, the antibody detectability would be favoured in case of either a posterior AI introduction or enhancement of a previous seroprevalence under the sensitivity level. The model identified the areas with higher risk for AIV introduction from MW, aiming at selecting poultry premises for the application of risk-based surveillance. Given the infrequency of HPAI introduction into domestic poultry populations and the relative paucity of occurrences of LPAI epidemics, the evaluation of the effectiveness of this approach would require its application for several migration seasons to allow the collection of sufficient reliable data.

  15. Background concentrations and reference values for heavy metals in soils of Cuba.

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    Alfaro, Mirelys Rodríguez; Montero, Alfredo; Ugarte, Olegario Muñiz; do Nascimento, Clístenes Williams Araújo; de Aguiar Accioly, Adriana Maria; Biondi, Caroline Miranda; da Silva, Ygor Jacques Agra Bezerra

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    The potential threat of heavy metals to human health has led to many studies on permissible levels of these elements in soils. The objective of this study was to establish quality reference values (QRVs) for Cd, Pb, Zn, Cu, Ni, Cr, Fe, Mn, As, Hg, V, Ba, Sb, Ag, Co, and Mo in soils of Cuba. Geochemical associations between trace elements and Fe were also studied, aiming to provide an index for establishing background concentrations of metals in soils. Surface samples of 33 soil profiles from areas of native forest or minimal anthropic influence were collected. Samples were digested (USEPA method 3051A), and the metals were determined by ICP-OES. The natural concentrations of metals in soils of Cuba followed the order Fe > Mn > Ni > Cr > Ba > V > Zn > Cu > Pb > Co > As > Sb > Ag > Cd > Mo > Hg. The QRVs found for Cuban soils were as follows (mg kg(-1)): Ag (1), Ba (111), Cd (0.6), Co (25), Cr (153), Cu (83), Fe (54,055), Mn (1947), Ni (170), Pb (50), Sb (6), V (137), Zn (86), Mo (0.1), As (19), and Hg (0.1). The average natural levels of heavy metals are above the global average, especially for Ni and Cr. The chemical fractionation of soil samples presenting anomalous concentrations of metals showed that Cu, Ni, Cr, Sb, and As have low bioavailability. This suggests that the risk of contamination of agricultural products via plant uptake is low. However, the final decision on the establishment of soil QRVs in Cuba depends on political, economic, and social issues and in-depth risk analyses considering all routes of exposure to these elements.

  16. Cuba y el despertar de los nacionalismos en la España peninsular

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    Enric UCELAY DA CAL

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El presente artículo analiza el papel nuclear que el nacionalismo cubano tuvo en la aparición y crecimiento de los nacionalismos contemporáneos en España. Tanto el nacionalismo español como los nacionalismos periféricos, especialmente el catalán y el vasco, estuvieron determinados por el modelo y las formas nacionalistas que surgieron de manera pionera en la Gran Antilla. Por otro lado, el enfrentamiento entre nacionalismo cubano y respuesta españolista establecería las pautas ideológicas de radicalización que posteriormente serían repetidas en contextos metropolitanos. Desentrañar esas determinaciones y esas pautas en el marco de la dimensión cubana de la política española es, pues, el tema central de este trabajo. Palabras Clave: Cuba, España, Imperio, Nacionalismo cubano, Nacionalismos peninsulares. ABSTRACT: The article analyzed the central role that Cuban nationalism played in the appearance and growth of contemporary nationalism in Spain. Both Spanish nationalism and peripheral nationalism, especially in Catalonia and the Basque Country, were determined by the nationalist model and forms that were pioneered in Cuba. Moreover, the confrontation between Cuban nationalism and the Spanish response was to establish the ideological lines of radicalization that would subsequently be repeated in metropolitan contexts. The deciphering of these determinations and these lines in the framework of the Cuban dimension of Spanish politics is thus the central theme of this study. Key words: Cuba, Spain, Empire, Cuban Nationalism, Peninsular Nationalism.

  17. Genetic origin, admixture, and asymmetry in maternal and paternal human lineages in Cuba

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    Martínez-Fuentes Antonio

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Before the arrival of Europeans to Cuba, the island was inhabited by two Native American groups, the Tainos and the Ciboneys. Most of the present archaeological, linguistic and ancient DNA evidence indicates a South American origin for these populations. In colonial times, Cuban Native American people were replaced by European settlers and slaves from Africa. It is still unknown however, to what extent their genetic pool intermingled with and was 'diluted' by the arrival of newcomers. In order to investigate the demographic processes that gave rise to the current Cuban population, we analyzed the hypervariable region I (HVS-I and five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs in the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA coding region in 245 individuals, and 40 Y-chromosome SNPs in 132 male individuals. Results The Native American contribution to present-day Cubans accounted for 33% of the maternal lineages, whereas Africa and Eurasia contributed 45% and 22% of the lineages, respectively. This Native American substrate in Cuba cannot be traced back to a single origin within the American continent, as previously suggested by ancient DNA analyses. Strikingly, no Native American lineages were found for the Y-chromosome, for which the Eurasian and African contributions were around 80% and 20%, respectively. Conclusion While the ancestral Native American substrate is still appreciable in the maternal lineages, the extensive process of population admixture in Cuba has left no trace of the paternal Native American lineages, mirroring the strong sexual bias in the admixture processes taking place during colonial times.

  18. Meseta de Boniato y Graben de Santiago de Cuba: un enfoque geomorfológico de su desarrollo morfoestructural

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    José Juan Zamorano Orozco; Mario Arturo Ortiz Pérez; Maria Teresa Ramírez Herrera; José Ramón Hernández Santana

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    La aplicación de os métodos de análisis morfoestructura a territorio de la meseta de Bon aro-graoen oe Santiago de Cuba permitió revelar la influencia teutónica del mecanismo de transformación izqueroa imperante oesae e O goceno-M oceno a lo largo de de Carioe septentriona. Las manifestaciones transcurrentes determinaron la formación de la cuenca de tracción de la bahía de Santiago de Cuba y sus componentes de desplazamiento vertical, una marcada diferenciación en bloques de la escama ...

  19. Madruga, en Cuba, festeja a la virgen en primera peregrinación en 52 años

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    Alfredo Palacios Barra

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    Full Text Available Miles de fieles recibieron el domingo 4 de septiembre pasado, en las calles del pueblo de Madruga, a 65 km al este de La Habana y tierra natal del poeta cubano Porfirio Robau (1914-1993, la imagen de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, Patrona de Cuba, en su primera peregrinación por la isla en 52 años de gobierno comunista. La Virgen, Patrona de Cuba desde 1916 por decreto del Papa Benedicto XV, fue coronada y consagrada el año 1998 por Juan Pablo II durante su visita a la isla.

  20. 浅谈CUBA与校园文化%CUBA and Culture on Campus

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    赵铮; 于可红

    2005-01-01

    以中国大学生篮球联赛(CUBA)为例,从校园文化的界定出发,通过对校园文化内涵的深入分析,结合CUBA发展过程中所展现的校园文化特色,指出CUBA是校园文化的重要组成部分,它的存在,对促进校园文化具有重要的意义.