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  1. Estado actual de la asistencia circulatoria temporal

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    Emili Saura

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available La asistencia circulatoria forma parte del armamentario quirúrgico de la cirugía cardíaca. La evolución histórica demuestra que hay muy diversos sistemas para lograr un bombeo de sangre de forma temporal. Los criterios de implantación son clínicos y hemodinámicos. Las contraindicaciones están en función de la edad, las donaciones, insuficiencia orgánica, vasoplejía, sepsis y estado de choque cardiogénico persistente. Los sistemas de asistencia se clasifican según el tipo de flujo, su localización corporal y según la fuente de energía. La elección del sistema estará en función del sistema disponible, del tiempo previsto de asistencia, de la disponibilidad de órganos, del ventrículo a asistir, necesidad de anticoagulación y de los costes. Los resultados básicos confirman que un 25–30% fallecen antes de poder ser trasplantados, que un 35–40% llegan a ser trasplantados pero fallecen, que el 60–65% de los trasplantados sobreviven al trasplante y que la supervivencia global de los asistidos es del 40–45%.

  2. Informe sobre el estado actual del comercio cafetero en Colombia

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    Spencer S. Dickson

    1976-01-01

    Full Text Available Informe sobre el estado actual del comercio cafetero en Colombia (1903/ Por Spencer S. Dickson, Vice-consul de Gran Bretaña // En: Anuario No. 8 (1976; p. 101-106. Descripción del proceso de cultivo y beneficio del café en esa época con algunos datos sobre precios del grano y cantidades exportadas entre 1894-1898.

  3. Repensar el estado nacional: aportes de Poulantzas a los debates actuales sobre el Estado capitalista

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    Juan Camilo Arias Mejía

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo explora el fenómeno de los Estados nacionales desde una perspectiva histórica y materialista en la obra Estado, poder y socialismo de Nicos Poulantzas con el fin identificar herramientas que permitan comprender problemas contemporáneos del Estado, especialmente en el contexto que ofrece la globalización. Para ello se señala el carácter específico del tipo de Estado capitalista así como el papel que dicha forma de Estado desempeñó en la conformación del “cerco simbólico” que es la nación. Esto es, se insiste en el carácter histórico de ambos procesos al tiempo que se señalan las limitaciones inherentes a los enfoques weberianos que procuran dar cuenta del Estado capitalista desde una perspectiva "mistificada". A partir del diálogo con trabajos recientes de las ciencias sociales, se hace énfasis en la actualidad de la última fase del trabajo de Poulantzas para ir más allá de las tendencias que anuncian la disolución del Estado nacional en la era del capitalismo global y comprender, en cambio, tanto sus transformaciones contemporáneas como el papel - todavía esencial - que desempeña en la reproducción transnacional del capital.

  4. Estado Actual y Retos Futuros en el Estudio del Burnout

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    Salanova Soria, Marisa; Llorens Gumbau, Susana

    2008-01-01

    El objetivo principal de este artículo es ofrecer una revisión de la actual investigación aplicada del síndrome de quemarse por el trabajo o burnout. Comenzamos con el concepto de burnout, su evolución desde los primeros estudios en ocupaciones de servicios, hasta la actualidad en donde la investigación ha demostrado la importancia de considerar otras ocupaciones, y ampliar las dimensiones clave del burnout. En segundo lugar, examinaremos cómo evaluar el burnout, en función de la pos...

  5. Bombas centrífugas como asistencia ventricular: estado actual

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    Morales Pérez, Carlos

    2009-01-01

    Las bombas centrífugas se han mostrado sobradamente eficaces en nuestra rutina quirúrgica con un bajo nivel de complicaciones cuando las usamos en la cirugía cardíaca convencional. En este trabajo se expone su utilidad como dispositivos de asistencia mecánica ventricular. se analizan sus características, técnicas de implantación, manejo, indicaciones actuales y sus complicaciones desde un doble enfoque: físico-técnico y clínico-quirúrgico. se revisan los avances que estas bombas han experimen...

  6. Bombas centrífugas como asistencia ventricular: estado actual

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    Carlos Morales Pérez

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Las bombas centrífugas se han mostrado sobradamente eficaces en nuestra rutina quirúrgica con un bajo nivel de complicaciones cuando las usamos en la cirugía cardíaca convencional. En este trabajo se expone su utilidad como dispositivos de asistencia mecánica ventricular. se analizan sus características, técnicas de implantación, manejo, indicaciones actuales y sus complicaciones desde un doble enfoque: físico-técnico y clínico-quirúrgico. se revisan los avances que estas bombas han experimentado desde su uso más temprano a finales de la década de 1980 hasta nuestros días, en los que las bombas centrífugas de levitación magnética se están incorporando a nuestro arsenal quirúrgico.

  7. Estado actual y perspectivas de la domótica

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    Recuero, A.

    1999-02-01

    Full Text Available An Intelligent House is the one that allows "a better quality of living through technology, a reduction of domestic tasks, an increase of the well-being and safety of dwellers, and a rationalization of the different consumers power; it includes automatized groups of equipments, usually associated by functions, which have the capacity of interactively communicate between them through an "integrated multimedia domestic bus". For this purpose, the Intelligent House foresees the execution of certain functions, depending on the information captured by measuring systems and sent through the communication network according to specific standards. This paper presents an overview of the present situation regarding these aspects, and their foreseen evolution.

    Una vivienda domótica es aquélla que, a través de la tecnología, permite "una mayor calidad de vida, una reducción del trabajo doméstico, un aumento del bienestar y la seguridad de sus habitantes, y una racionalización de los distintos consumos; en ella existen agrupaciones automatizadas de equipos, normalmente asociadas por funciones, que tienen la capacidad de comunicarse interactivamente entre ellas a través de un "bus doméstico multimedia que las integra ". Para ello, la Domótica prevé la ejecución de ciertas funciones, dependiendo de la información captada por sistemas de medida y trasmitidas a través de redes de comunicación de acuerdo con ciertos estándares. En este trabajo se revisa cuál es la situación actual de estos aspectos y cuál es su evolución previsible.

  8. Estado actual del conocimiento de los moluscos acuáticos en el Perú

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    Carlos Paredes

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Se revisa los antecedentes y el estado actual del conocimiento, acerca de los moluscos acuáticos en el Perú. Los moluscos marinos y dulceacuícolas se tratan separadamente, y se da información sobre el número de familias, géneros y especies conocidas, su distribución geográfica y estado de su conservación y utilización por el hombre. Se incluye listas actualizadas de las especies.

  9. Catálisis en Colombia: Estado actual y oportunidades para el futuro

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    Henao López, Juan David; Montes de Correa, Consuelo

    2002-01-01

    En este artículo se hace una revisión del estado actual de la catálisis en Colombia. Se empieza con una reseña sobre las tendencias mundiales en aspectos relacionados con la química y el medio ambiente, mostrando cómo dichas tendencias han influido en la investigación sobre Catálisis que se realiza en Colombia. Luego se plantean algunos retos que surgen de las necesidades de la industria nacional resaltando una serie de oportunidades, previamente identificadas, para el desarrollo de tecnologí...

  10. Contaminación del aire en Santiago: Estado actual y soluciones

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    Raúl O'Ryan; Luis Larraguibel

    2000-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se discute el problema de la contaminación atmosférica en Santiago y de los esfuerzos en marcha para su solución, representados formalmente por el Plan de Prevención y Descontaminación de la Región Metropolitana (PPDA). A modo de introducción se definen términos y conceptos utilizados en el PPDA, los cuales son de uso frecuente en el área de contaminación urbana. Posteriormente, se analizan el estado actual, la evolución y tendencias de los indicadores representativos d...

  11. Psicología y lesión deportiva: estado actual

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    Palmi Guerrero, Joan; Solé Cases, Silvia

    2014-01-01

    En este estudio se realiza una revisión bibliográfica sobre el estado actual de la psicología del deporte en la prevención y rehabilitación de lesiones deportivas. Tras analizar una serie de artículos y revisiones se observa una cierta dispersión metodológica en el abordaje del tema. Vemos que existen todavía pocas publicaciones que recojan las intervenciones psicológicas en la prevención y tratamiento de lesiones deportivas. Propondremos líneas de futuro para seguir avanzando en este campo....

  12. Psicología y lesión deportiva: estado actual

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    Joan Palmi Guerrero

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se realiza una revisión bibliográfica sobre el estado actual de la psicología del deporte en la prevención y rehabilitación de lesiones deportivas. Tras analizar una serie de artículos y revisiones se observa una cierta dispersión metodológica en el abordaje del tema. Vemos que existen todavía pocas publicaciones que recojan las intervenciones psicológicas en la prevención y tratamiento de lesiones deportivas. Propondremos líneas de futuro para seguir avanzando en este campo.

  13. Análisis y terapia del comprtamiento en Chile: origenes, estado actual y proyectos

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    Pablo E. Vera-Villarroel

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo realiza una revisión sobre los orígenes, estado actual y proyecciones del análisis del comportamiento y sus derivaciones en Chile. Su aplicación y entrenamiento sistemático se remonta a la parte final de la década de los sesenta, cuando Sergio Yulis introduce la terapia conductual en los cursos de psicoterapia. Durante los primeros años se realizan variadas aplicaciones tanto en área básica como aplicada. Durante el año 1973 muchos docentes deben abandonar el país, produciéndose un retroceso en el avance de la disciplina. Actualmente la orientación es considerada como una de las escuelas fundamentales en la formación de los futuros psicólogos y otros profesionales de la salud aun cuando no se cuente con la mayor preferencia entre la comunidad psicológica chilena. No existe ni en la formación ni en el país en la actualidad la fuerte presencia del conductismo que existió a finales de los setentaEl presente artículo realiza una revisión sobre los orígenes, estado actual y proyecciones del análisis del comportamiento y sus derivaciones en Chile. Su aplicación y entrenamiento sistemático se remonta a la parte final de la década de los sesenta, cuando Sergio Yulis introduce la terapia conductual en los cursos de psicoterapia. Durante los primeros años se realizan variadas aplicaciones tanto en área básica como aplicada. Durante el año 1973 muchos docentes deben abandonar el país, produciéndose un retroceso en el avance de la disciplina. Actualmente la orientación es considerada como una de las escuelas fundamentales en la formación de los futuros psicólogos y otros profesionales de la salud aun cuando no se cuente con la mayor preferencia entre la comunidad psicológica chilena. No existe ni en la formación ni en el país en la actualidad la fuerte presencia del conductismo que existió a finales de los setenta

  14. Aspectos globales de la patentabilidad de las invenciones implementadas por ordenador. estado actual y nuevas perspectivas

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    Manuel Guerrero Gaitán

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente escrito se exponen, en primer lugar, las particularidades de la industria del software, que debido a su rápido y peculiar desarrollo, producen importantes efectos colaterales en toda la cadena productiva, haciendo de esta manera, vital la elección de la forma de protección dada por la disciplina de la propiedad intelectual. Paso seguido, se aborda la evolución de la protección que se ha dado al software hasta llegar al consenso mayoritariamente aceptado de protección por vía del derecho de autor, para posteriormente analizar el objeto de protección, tanto de las patentes de invención, como del derecho de autor, con el fin de presentar las ventajas y desventajas de la protección dada por los dos sistemas. Posteriormente, se presenta de forma global una descripción de la situación actual en Europa, Estados Unidos, China y Japón. Para finalizar, se formulan algunos comentarios acerca de los efectos y riesgos que supondría la aplicación generalizada del sistema de patentes a las invenciones implementadas por ordenador.

  15. Estado actual y futuro de la terapia anti-leishmaniásica en Colombia

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    Jaime Soto

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Los antimoniales pentavalentes son la primera elección para el tratamiento de la leishmaniasis en Colombia pero la dosis ha tenido que incrementarse en mas de 600% para mantener su eficacia que en distintos reportes varía entre 93 y 25%, lo cual puede reflejar diferencias en la sensibilidad de los parásitos pero más probablemente incumplimiento de los esquemas recomendados. Los resultados de su empleo, así como la situación actual de pentamidina, anfotericina B y miltefosina son revisados y se hace una proyección sobre el desarrollo de la terapia en los próximos años. Para definir el real estado de la respuesta a los medicamentos anti-leishmaniásicos y prolongarles su vida útil, es indispensable establecer mecanismos de vigilancia de los factores implicados en el manejo de la enfermedad por lo que se plantea una estrategia de sitios centinela que permitan observaciones puntuales en el tiempo, en áreas específicas y sobre situaciones particulares.

  16. Estado actual de la programación del riego en limonero mediante medidas del estado hídrico

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    Moreno, F.; Ortuño, M.F.; García-Orellana, Y.; Alarcón, J.J.; Conejero, W.; Nicolás, E.; Fernández, J.E.; Martín-Palomo, M.J.; Torrecillas, A.

    2007-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se realiza una visión sobre aspectos relativos a la utilización de medidas continuas del estado hídrico del limonero en la programación del riego. Para ello, se analizó, la sensibilidad de distintos indicadores del estado hídrico medidos de forma continua o discontinua en las plantas, su significado fisiológico, la obtención de niveles de referencia de los indicadores y los primeros resultados sobre programación de riego. Peer Reviewed

  17. Estado actual de la cirugia general laparoscópica Present state of videolaparascopic surgery

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    Carlos Hernándo Morales Uribe

    1994-04-01

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    Los procedimientos laparoscópicos han empezado a reemplazar algunas operaciones
    convencionales porque evitan la cirugía mayor y se logra una recuperación precoz del paciente. En el futuro muchas cirugías tradicionales se realizarán laparoscópicamente. En este artículo se presenta el estado actual de la cirugía laparoscópica en los siguientes casos: cirugía biliar, úlcera péptica, corrección del reflujo gastroesofágico
    y de algunos trastornos motores esofágicos, abdomen agudo, herniorrafia inguinal
    y cirugía colorrectal. Se consignan las ventajas y desventajas en general y para cada
    caso en particular.
    Laparascopic pracedures have begun to replace the conventional ones in arder to
    avoid major surgery and to allow an earlier recovery of the patlent. In thls article the
    present state of laparoscopic surgery is revlewed, concernlng the followlng entities:
    blliary surgery, peptlc ulcer, correction of gastroesophageal reflux and of esophageal
    motility problems, acute abdomen, ingulnal herniorrhaphy and colorectal surgery. Advantages and dlsadvantages are consldered both in general and for each speclflc case. 

  18. El estrés en personal sanitario hospitalario: estado actual

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    José Ignacio Aguado Martín

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Los riesgos psicosociales y en particular el estrés se han convertido en uno de los principales problemas para la salud y la seguridad laboral. Se ha realizado una revisión de la literatura científica actual sobre el estrés debido a su importancia como riesgo emergente, y la repercusión de este problema en la productividad y el deterioro de la calidad de vida en el personal sanitario que desarrolla su actividad profesional en medio hospitalario, así como intentar identificar los principales métodos de evaluación del estrés actualmente utilizados. Objetivos: Conocer el estado actual del estrés en el personal hospitalario e identificar los principales métodos de evaluación. Metodología: Se realizo una búsqueda bibliográfica exploratoria utilizando las bases de datos Medline, Embase, Scirus, Wok, Psicoinfo, OSH update, Cisdoc, IBECS y LILACS, así como en repositorios como Dialnet, SciELO y Google académico. El periodo de estudio de la bibliografía publicada fue el comprendido entre el año 2009 y 2012 realizándose la última búsqueda el 10 de diciembre de 2012. Resultados: Los niveles de estrés encontrados en los artículos revisados fueron moderados-altos, con diferencias entre las distintas áreas y especialidades. Factores individuales tanto objetivos como subjetivos parecen influir en los grados de estrés. Existe diversidad de métodos utilizados para la evaluación del estrés, la mayoría tienen un nivel de fiabilidad elevado. La producción bibliográfica encontrada es mayor en Asia y Europa. Conclusiones: Los niveles de estrés son elevados en el personal sanitario del hospital ,sobre todo en algunas areas y especialidades, existen una serie de moderadores del grado de estrés como los factores individuales y el ambiente físico y no existe un consenso internacional en el método utilizado para su evaluación.

  19. Estado actual de la investigación sobre madera estructural en España

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    Esteban Herrero, Miguel

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available This article intends to show the current state of the research about structural timber in Spain. An ample compilation of information from people and institutions has been carried out. Information received has been so extensive that a hard work of synthesis has been necesary in order to offer a general and objective vision of the subject.In a few years a new legislative and normative frame has been implanted in Spain, defi ned by the Law of Arrangement of the Construction, the Construction Technical Code and the European Construction Products Directive. In this frame some challenges for the sector arise from the construction and the timber. It is the fi rst time that structural timber is framed within a norm of forced fulfillment, which it supposes not only a challenge but the putting in value of all its potential like structural material.In this frame research necessities have been increased, as well as development and innovation, and it is demostrated by several research iniciatives started in our country, with a clear vocation to respond to the necessities arisen in the sector and to satisfy the raised requirements of security in the norm. In this work, using the compiled information, the research lines on structural timber at the moment in Spain are summarized, as well as their presence in means of national or international diffusion or their direct applications in the industry.Este artículo pretende dibujar un panorama sobre el estado actual de la investigación en torno a la madera estructural desarrollada actualmente en España. Se ha realizado una amplia recopilación de información entre personas e instituciones. La información recibida ha sido tan extensa que ha sido necesaria una difícil labor de síntesis para ofrecer una visión general y objetiva.En poco tiempo ha sido implantado en España un nuevo marco legislativo y normativo defi nido por la Ley de Ordenación de la Edifi cación, el Código Técnico de la Edificación y la

  20. Demanda actual y potencial de la carne de conejo en el Municipio de Texcoco, Estado de México.

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    Rosas Peralta, Natividad

    2013-01-01

    La carne de conejo es un alimento sano para el consumo humano por su alto contenido proteico, bajo porcentaje de grasa y colesterol, es de fácil digestión, reducida en calorías, rica en vitaminas B y en minerales. El objetivo del presente estudio fue estimar la demanda actual y potencial de la carne de conejo en el municipio de Texcoco, estado de México. Se realizó un estudio por muestreo probabilístico en 105 hogares. Se estimó un modelo binario probit, en el cual, el consumo de carne de con...

  1. Estado actual de la investigación sobre la gestión del conocimiento en empresas familiares

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    Ketty Navarro de Granadillo

    2008-01-01

    En este artículo se expone el resultado de un trabajo de carácter exploratorio con dos objetivos: examinar el estado actual de la investigación sobre gestión del conocimiento en empresas familiares, con especial énfasis en aquellas experiencias relacionadas con la gestión del conocimiento y actualizar la clasificación de los estudios de empresas familiares propuesta por Sharma (2004). Representa la etapa inicial de una investigación mayor que tiene el propósito de estudiar a las empresas fami...

  2. Fuentes convencionales y no convencionales de energía: estado actual y perspectivas

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    Paulo César Narváez Rincón

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta un panorama mundial y nacional de las fuentes de energía y la distribución de su uso por tipo de combustible y los sectores a los que se destina. Describe algunas fuentes no convencionales de energía, haciendo énfasis en algunas cifras de aquellas que se clasifican como bioenergía y que se utilizan en mayor porcentaje en el transporte y en la generación de energía eléctrica. Introduce las políticas colombianas para el fomento del uso racional de la energía (URE y las fuentes de energía no convencionales (FENC y compara las metas colombianas con las que plantean la Comunidad Económica Europea y Estados Unidos.

  3. Los feminismos latinoamericanos y su compleja relación con el Estado: debates actuales

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    Marlise Matos

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Los feminismos latinoamericanos viven desde el siglo XXI un contexto propio, el cual les ha permitidoexperimentar, a partir de nuevos patrones de movilización, posibilidades de acciones feministas y formasalternativas de relación con las instituciones gubernamentales. En este artículo presentamos parte de la discusiónteórica respecto de las tensiones establecidas en la región entre las luchas feministas y el Estado, en uncontexto polémico que busca la superación del modelo neoliberal. A partir de la noción de gobernabilidaddemocrática, se elabora la propuesta de la cuarta ola del feminismo latinoamericano, que aspira entender estenuevo momento, paralelo a los procesos de democratización en el sur del globo. Finalmente, se presentanreflexiones sobre la aparición del concepto de feminismo estatal y sus posibles consecuencias.

  4. ESTADO ACTUAL DEL TRATAMIENTO MEDICO DE LA ULCERA PEPTICA, EXPERIENCIA COLOMBIANA

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    Alberto Albornoz Plata

    1984-07-01

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    SUMARIO

    a La úlcera péptica en la actualidad ha sufrido un cambio positivo en su tratamiento médico y prevención desde el año 77, año de la introducción de la cimetidina y posteriormente con el hallazgo de otras drogas similares aún más potentes como la ranitidina, la oxmetidina y la droga antimuscarínica pirenzepina.
    En el futuro se vislumbra poder utilizar drogas anti-enzimáticas de acción sobre la célula
    parietal para bloquear sistemas enzimáticos necesarios para la producción del HCL (tipo omeprazoles, timotrazoles y fenoctimina.
    b Gracias a esas drogas la dieta es amplia, fácil de cumplir sin alterar los actos sociales y de trabajo del paciente. Todo esto obra indirectamente como un SISTEMA ANTI-STRESS ya que el paciente, sintiéndose mejor, pudiendo dormir por no tener dolor, llevando una vida normal tanto social como de trabajo, vive más tranquilo y más confiado. Todo esto le
    confiere un estado de seguridad, de tranquilidad y bienestar tanto mental como fisico.

    Los anti-ácidos se usan en plan opcional y ocupan un segundo lugar muy distante en la terapéutica antiulcerosa.
    Los antiguos anticolinérgicos prácticamente están entrando en la historia pasada de la farmacología como drogas antiulcerosas.
    c Un estudio multicéntrico colombiano con pirenzapina en 59 pacientes con enfermedad ulcerosa produce eficacia terapéutica en eI91.5% que es una cifra similar a la obtenida en otros países de Europa,

    Canadá y Estados Unidos, cifras que allí van desde el 68 hasta el 95% de éxito; los efectos colaterales son mínimos (algunos casos de sequedad bucal sin afectar las esferas sexual, hepática o cerebral.
    d La citoprotección que se logra con las drogas específicas es en la actualidad un gran avance terapéutico cuando hay necesidad de utilizar aspirinas, aspirinoides y/o esteroides en pacientes ulcerosos o con historia de enfermedad digestiva alta y

  5. Estado actual del embarazo gemelar: Revisión de la literatura

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    Dora Lucía Vallejo Ardila

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available En la actualidad el diagnóstico de embarazo gemelar le confiere al binomio madre e hijo características específicas que los convierte en una población de alto riesgo para patologías que comprometen el estado de bienestar fetal como: prematurez, ruptura prematura de membranas, restricción de crecimiento intrauterino, malformaciones congénitas, problemas de entrecruzamiento del cordón, abruptio placentae, distocias de presentación y síndrome de trasfusión feto-fetal. Además de los determinantes de morbilidad materna, los cuales han incrementado su prevalencia según la etiología asociada, ya sean los trastornos de hipertensión asociados al embarazo, sepsis secundario a ruptura prematura de membranas y hemorragia postparto. En tanto así, recobra vital importancia realizar una revisión acuciosa dirigida por ejes temáticos sobre las patologías de mayor prevalencia asociadas al embarazo gemelar. Salud UIS 2012; 44 (3: 41-48

  6. Estado actual de la biotecnología en Costa Rica

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    Marta Valdez

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio del estado de la biotecnología en Costa Rica como parte del proyecto "SIMBIOSIS: Programa Cooperativo para la Construcción de Indicadores en Biotecnología adaptados a los países de América Latina y el Caribe, para motivar la aplicación y transferencia de tecnologías industriales". El estudio se enfocó en dos ítemes: "investigadores" y "proyectos de investigación", desarrollados en Costa Rica entre 1998 y 2002. Se construyó una base de datos a partir de la cual se obtuvieron indicadores para los investigadores, relacionados con aspectos como género, edad, desempeño como docentes, número de proyectos, funciones, grado académico, área de especialidad y número de publicaciones. Los indicadores determinados para los proyectos de investigación se vinculan con los temas de: especialidades, sector socioecónomico de aplicación, duración y número de investigadores por proyecto. Entre las principales conclusiones obtenidas a nivel nacional cabe mencionar la alta participación de las mujeres en esta área de investigación (54%; la baja participación de recursos humanos jóvenes como investigadores (13% menores de 30 años, y que la mayoría de los investigadores, con altos grados académicos, tienen 4 o más proyectos a su cargo (42%. Con relación a las especialidades de los proyectos, la mayoría se clasifican en la categoría Bio-Agro (39% mientras que en Acuicultura sólo se encontró un 1% del total. Los sectores de aplicación con el mayor número de proyectos son: Agropecuario (37% y Salud Humana (35%. Se discuten las principales fortalezas y limitaciones para el desarrollo de la biotecnología en Costa Rica, para contribuir a una mejor definición de políticas de desarrollo científico y tecnológico del país.Current estate of biotechnology in Costa Rica. Astudy was carried out on the construction of indicators in biotechnology in Costa Rica as part of the project "SYMBIOSIS, Cooperative Program for

  7. Consideraciones psicosociales respecto al estado actual de la niñez y la juventud

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    Lorena Vargas Mora

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo consiste en una lectura analítica y crítica de los autores Henry A. Giroux, Anthony Giddens y D.W. Winnicott, que dan pensamiento y palabras a mis observaciones clínicas de la última década en relación con la falsedad ideológica que consume a la juventud actual de niños y adolescentes, que distorsionan los procesos de identidad y propician desarreglos en el desarrollo de su carácter. El trasfondo de esa falsedad ideológica se encuentra en una economía de mercado que crea realidades aparentes, homologa, desconoce y separa los valores de mercado y los valores de la sociedad civil, lo que contribuye a alterar la adquisición de significados sociales y morales de una juventud que, además de llevar a cabo un trabajo de identidad en franca transitividad debido al crecimiento, sufre además del secuestro de su particular experiencia, fundamental para el desarrollo de sus específicos procesos culturales.

  8. Control en Estaciones Depuradoras de Aguas Residuales: Estado actual y perspectivas

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    Ramon Vilanova

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    Full Text Available Resumen: Este trabajo constituye la segunda parte de una revisión de la problemática del control de estaciones depuradoras de aguas residuales (EDAR para el tratamiento de agua residual urbana. Después de haber presentado en la primera parte las perspectivas correspondientes al modelado y simulación, en esta segunda parte nos centramos en el control de las mismas. Esta depuración se realiza, mayoritariamente, mediante procesos biológicos, concretamente, mediante el denominado proceso de fangos activados. El hecho de tratar con un proceso biológico conlleva una elevada complejidad tanto desde el punto de vista de modelado como, por supuesto, de control. Se revisa el control de EDAR desde su perspectiva histórica, como de los lazos de control más usuales, problemáticas que presentan y algunas de las soluciones propuestas. Se realiza también una revisión de la aplicación de las diferentes técnicas de control catalogándolas de acuerdo a su filosofía. Para terminar se ofrece una visión de las tendencia actuales y perspectivas de desarrollos futuros. Abstract: This tutorial is the second part of a review of the problems arising with the control and operation of wastewater treatment plants (WWTP for urban wastewater. Having presented in the first part the modelling and simulation steps, in this second part we cover the control and operation issues. This treatment is carried out, mainly, by biological processes, specifically, by the so-called activated sludge process. Dealing with a biological process entails a high complexity both from the viewpoint of modelling and, of course, from what matters to control and operation. The control of WWTP is reviewed from an historical perspective, as well as the most common control loops, the problems that present and some of the proposed solutions. A review of the applications of different control techniques is also cataloged according to the philosophy of the control approach. Finally, it offers

  9. Xenotransplante: Estado actual, limitantes y expectativas Xenotransplantation: Current state, limitations and expectations

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    Manuel Bazán Milián

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    Full Text Available No hay duda de que poder disponer de órganos animales para trasplante solucionaría el problema de su escasez. Pero para que los xenotrasplantes puedan llegar a ser una realidad clínica, se debe superar de forma tres barreras: la inmunológica, la fisiológica y el riesgo de xenozoonosis. Desde el punto de vista inmunológico, la condición necesaria sería que el xenorrechazo pudiera modularse y transformarse a un allorejection-type. Los avances en la tecnología transgénica han resuelto por completo el rechazo hiperagudo, y se han obtenido sobrevidas máximas de meses para el riñón y el corazón, estas sobrevidas han permitido estudiar la compatibilidad fisiológica de estos órganos porcinos trasplantados en los monos durante estos períodos. En cuanto a las barreras infecciosas, con el desarrollo biotecnológico actual en el área de la producción porcina, se asegura el nacimiento de lechones completamente libres de patógenos específicos. Hasta la fecha no se ha comunicado ningún xenotrasplante clínico con órganos porcinos transgénicos. La razón de ello es que existe unanimidad en que todavía las barreras inmunológicas no se han superado. En la actualidad todos los esfuerzos están orientados a estudiar los mecanismos del rechazo vascular agudo retardado para así poder diseñar estrategias que lo prevengan con efectividadThere is no doubt that having animal organs for transplantation will solve the problem of their scarcity, but for xenotransplantations to turn into a clinical reality, it is necessary to overcome three barriers: the immunological, the physiological and the xenozoonosis risk. From the immunological point of view, it would be necessary that the xenorejection could be modulated and transformed into an allorejection type. The advances of transgenic technology have completely solved the hyperacute rejection, and maximum survivals of 3 months have been attained for the kidney and the lung. These suvivals have

  10. Sistemas de comunicación wifi y efectos sobre la salud. El estado de las evidencias actuales

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    Francisco Vargas Marcos

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available En algunos medios de comunicación se ha informado sobre supuestos riesgos para la salud, especialmente en el ámbito escolar, derivados de la exposición a las radiofrecuencias (RF emitidas por los sistemas de telecomunicación inalámbricos (wifi, en su abreviatura en inglés. Estas noticias han generado demandas de información que las autoridades sanitarias competentes en salud ambiental deben responder de forma transparente, clara, eficaz y basada en el conocimiento científico actual. En este trabajo se describen las principales características técnicas de estos sistemas, las normas que regulan su funcionamiento, los niveles de emisión autorizados y los niveles observados en algunos estudios específicos.Hasta el momento se han realizado muy pocos trabajos específicos de los efectos sobre la salud derivados de la exposición a las RF que emiten estos sistemas. En este trabajo se describen las principales evaluaciones de riesgo y los estudios más relevantes publicados por agencias internacionales especializadas de reconocido prestigio. Se detalla el estado actual del conocimiento sobre los efectos de las RF sobre la salud y las recomendaciones internacionales formuladas sobre la seguridad de estas tecnologías.Se concluye que no hay evidencia consistente hasta la fecha de que la exposición a señales de radiofrecuencia procedentes de wifi, por debajo de los niveles aceptados internacionalmente, tengan efectos adversos para la salud de la población general. No hay razones que justifiquen que los sistemas wifi deban ser retirados de las escuelas o que no deban ser utilizados por otros grupos de la población.

  11. Design and results of the USA-Mexico Border Human Papillomavirus (HPV, Cervical Dysplasia, and Chlamydia trachomatis Study Diseño y resultados del estudio sobre los papilomavirus humanos (PVH, la displasia cervical y Chlamydia trachomatis en la frontera de Estados Unidos y México

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    Anna R. Giuliano

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    infrastructure for future research.Objetivos. México tiene una de las mayores tasas mundiales de mortalidad por cáncer cervical invasor, sobre todo en los estados del norte que tienen frontera con los Estados Unidos de América (EE.UU.. Además, los hispanos residentes en los EE.UU. tienen mayores tasas que los no hispanos de este país. Considerando esta situación, se formó un equipo de ambos países para analizar el problema y determinar la prevalencia y factores de riesgo de la displasia cervical y de la infección por papilomavirus humanos (PVH, una enfermedad de transmisión sexual que se sabe que causa cáncer cervical. También se analizó la infección por Chlamydia trachomatis, una enfermedad de transmisión sexual frecuente que podría constituir un cofactor de los PVH. Métodos. La investigación, realizada en 1997 y 1998 en la zona fronteriza de los estados de Arizona (EE.UU. y Sonora (México, consistió en un estudio transversal de 2 436 mujeres (media de 33,3 ± 10,3 años que acudían a consultas ginecológicas de rutina. Se efectuaron frotis cervicales de Papanicolaou y pruebas de detección de la infección por PVH, mediante la reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (PCR y la captación de híbridos (HC, y de la infección por C. trachomatis, mediante HC e inmunoanálisis enzimático (EIA. Resultados. La prevalencia global de exámenes citológicos anormales fue del 9,3%; la diferencia entre México (11,4% y EE.UU. (6,6% fue significativa. Un 14,5% de las participantes fueron positivas para los PVH en la PCR, sin que hubiera diferencias entre los dos países, y esto a pesar de que las mujeres mejicanas tenían menores riesgos relacionados con la conducta. La prevalencia global de C. trachomatis fue mayor con la HC que con el EIA (8,2% frente a 3,0% y fue mayor en México que en EE.UU. con ambos métodos. Conclusiones. Un importante logro de este proyecto consistió en la puesta en marcha de un programa de control de la calidad de la recolección de los frotis

  12. Análisis y terapia del comportamiento en chile: Orígenes, estado actual y proyecciones

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    Pablo e. Vera-Villarroel

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo realiza una revisión sobre los orígenes, estado actual y proyecciones delanálisis del comportamiento y sus derivaciones en Chile. Su aplicación y entrenamiento sistemático se remonta a la parte final de la década de los sesenta, cuando Sergio Yulis introducela terapia conductual en los cursos de psicoterapia. Durante los primeros años se realizanvariadas aplicaciones tanto en área básica como aplicada. Durante el año 1973 muchosdocentes deben abandonar el país, produciéndose un retroceso en el avance de la disciplina.Actualmente la orientación es considerada como una de las escuelas fundamentales en laformación de los futuros psicólogos y otros profesionales de la salud aun cuando no se cuentecon la mayor preferencia entre la comunidad psicológica chilena. No existe ni en la formaciónni en el país en la actualidad la fuerte presencia del conductismo que existió a finales de lossetenta.

  13. Estado actual de la investigación sobre la gestión del conocimiento en empresas familiares

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    Ketty Navarro de Granadillo

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se expone el resultado de un trabajo de carácter exploratorio con dos objetivos: examinar el estado actual de la investigación sobre gestión del conocimiento en empresas familiares, con especial énfasis en aquellas experiencias relacionadas con la gestión del conocimiento y actualizar la clasificación de los estudios de empresas familiares propuesta por Sharma (2004. Representa la etapa inicial de una investigación mayor que tiene el propósito de estudiar a las empresas familiares españolas desde el enfoque de la gestión del conocimiento. Para los efectos se tomó como referencia el modelo de Sharma (2004 para la clasificación de los estudios sobre empresas familiares. Se realizó una búsqueda de publicaciones académicas registradas en las diversas bases de datosmultidisciplinarias y sobre negocios, disponibles desde la biblioteca de la Universidad Castilla la Mancha (UCLM España, en el área de empresa familiar. Los resultados encontrados, indican que a partir del año 2000 se incrementa considerablemente el número de publicaciones sobre las empresas familiares, no obstante, se observa la inexistencia de estudios sobre gestión del conocimiento en este tipo de empresa.

  14. Hepatocarcinoma: estado actual

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    Full Text Available El carcinoma hepatocelular (CHC es la neoplasia primaria hepática más frecuente. Constituye el sexto tumor más habitual en el mundo, con más de 500.000 casos diagnosticados cada año y es la tercera causa más común de muerte por cáncer.Esta enfermedad afecta de manera casi exclusiva a pacientes con hepato-patía crónica que han desarrollado cirrosis, especialmente la relacionada con los virus de la hepatitis B y C, siendo en este grupo de sujetos el CHC la causa más frecuente de muerte.La incidencia del hepatocarcinoma varía ampliamente a lo largo de la geografía mundial. Se han descrito tasas de 2 a 50 casos por 100.000 habitantes al año, en correlación a la epidemiología de sus factores de riesgo y la distribución de los diversos genotipos virales. Las zonas más prevalentes son el Sudeste Asiático y el África Subsahariana, donde la infección por el virus de la hepatitis B (VHB es endémica. Los estudios más recientes objetivan un aumento mundial en la incidencia del CHC, incluyendo los países occidentales, debido a la mayor diseminación del virus de la hepatitis C (VHC en las décadas de los 60 y 70 además de un aumento en el consumo excesivo de alcohol.La elevada complejidad de esta neoplasia y las patologías con las que se haya íntimamente relacionada, hacen necesario un abordaje multidiscipli-nar para su manejo, implicando a múltiples especialidades tanto médicas como quirúrgicas.

  15. TRASPLANTE PULMONAR: ESTADO ACTUAL

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    María Teresa Parada C., DRA.

    2015-05-01

    Los desafíos en la actualidad son el déficit de órganos, que lleva aumento de lista de espera por lo que se han desarrollado técnicas de optimización de injertos, la extensión de la edad de los candidatos a trasplante y se mantiene sin grandes modificaciones la disfunción crónica de injerto.

  16. ANÁLISIS DEL ESTADO ACTUAL DE LA ENSEÑANZA DE LOS GRUPOS SANGUÍNEO

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    Cristo Alberto Palacio Muñoz

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo realiza un acercamiento al estado actual de la enseñanza del concepto de los grupos sanguíneos a partir de la revisión documental de cuatro documentos previamente seleccionados  de las bases de datos ERIC, Dialnet y SciELO, resultado de la construcción de los parámetros de selección a la hora de la aplicación de la herramienta bibliométrica, y estudiados desde las categorías de análisis de:  las concepciones para la construcción de las narraciones históricas del concepto o metodologías utilizadas en la enseñanza del mismo, la relación con conceptos asociados, el uso del laboratorio, los tipos de enfoques utilizados en la enseñanza de las ciencias, el uso de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TIC en la enseñanza y por último, el rol del maestro en el proceso enseñanza aprendizaje, abordando de este modo distintas dimensiones y percepciones que se dan frente  a este proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje, siendo este un concepto utilizado habitualmente en la vida diaria, como en el caso de las historias clínicas o por el contrario en escenarios de educación superior en dónde predomina las investigaciones enfocadas al estudio de enfermedades, estudios estadísticos poblacionales en relación con enfoques didácticos de su enseñanza.

  17. Estado actual de las empresas productoras de microalgas destinadas a alimentos y suplementos alimenticios en América Latina

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    Luis Daniel Martínez Angulo

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    Full Text Available Las microalgas resultan de interés en la producción de alimentos y suplementos debido a su riqueza de nutrientes. Esta revisión tiene como objetivo recopilar información actual sobre el estado de empresas de mediana y gran escala, productoras de biomasa y bioproductos microalgales comercializados como alimento y suplemento alimenticio en América Latina, con el fin de conocer el nivel de desarrollo en la región. El país con mayor cantidad de empresas productoras de alimentos a base de microalgas es Brasil (6, seguido de México, Perú, Chile (2, Ecuador y Cuba (1. El sistema de cultivo más común empleado por empresas latinoamericanas en el comercio de microalgas es el abierto. El organismo más utilizado en productos alimenticios a base de microalgas en Latinoamérica corresponde al género Spirulina. Se ha investigado sobre la composición bioquímica de más de 10 especies de microalgas, a escala de laboratorio. Las microalgas son fuente importante de proteínas y de ácidos grasos del tipo omega-3, así como de vitaminas y minerales. Se evidencia el potencial que tiene Latinoamérica para el desarrollo de nuevas tecnologías de sistemas de cultivo y productos alimenticios a base de microalgas, como alimento para la población como para la exportación. Sin embargo, se requiere de un gran esfuerzo tanto del sector privado como del público para alcanzar los fines.

  18. Boophilus microplus: estado actual de la resistencia a los acaricidas en la frontera México Estados Unidos y su impacto en la relación comercial

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    Juan Ramón González Sáenz Pardo

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    Full Text Available Se aborda la importancia de las exportaciones de ganado bovino en pie a los Estados Unidos de América, destacando el valor comercial que representa para México la entrada de divisas por 700 millones USD anuales por este concepto. La comercialización de ganado se ve frenada por barreras no arancelarias, tales como la tuberculosis (TB, brucelosis y las garrapatas. Se ha formado un grupo binacional de expertos para tratar estos temas. En el tema de garrapatas se han establecido sistemas de colaboración entre ambos países para la identificación de especies de garrapatas y la rastreabilidad de los casos que sean cuarentenados, desde la línea fronteriza hasta su origen en los diferentes estados mexicanos. Se generó un Proyecto de la Franja Fronteriza para la erradicación de la garrapata Boophilus en los estados mexicanos limítrofes con el estado de Texas, consistente en la identificación de predios infestados, tratamientos ixodicidas e inspección del ganado para exportación a los Estados Unidos. Se discuten las acciones que ambos países están llevando a cabo para la erradicación de garrapata Boophilus en la frontera y para evitar la llegada de ganado con garrapatas a las estaciones cuarentenarias de exportación. Se concluye sobre la necesidad de reforzar y mejorar estos programas.

  19. Estado actual del bosque de polylepis y su eficiencia en la captura de CO2 en la provincia de Tarata, departamento de Tacna

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    La presente investigación tuvo como objetivo evaluar las poblaciones actuales de Polylepis y su eficiencia en la captura de CO2 en la Provincia de Tarata (Susapaya, Estique Pueblo, Tarucachi, Sitajara, Ticaco y Tarata). Se establecieron parcelas de 25 x 20 m. (0, 1 ha.); ubicado al azar con la ayuda de estacas, rafia y brújula; luego se levanto información del estado actual para luego calcular su eficiencia de captura de CO2. En una área de 453 km2; la capacidad de captación de CO2 es d...

  20. Salud sexual y reproductiva en el Estado de México. Situación actual y escenarios futuros

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    Alfonso Mejía Modesto

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    Este trabajo contiene un análisis general sobre la fecundidad en el Estado de México, sus diferencias municipales y sus asociaciones con otras variables socioeconómicas. Asimismo, se presenta la información recopilada en la fuente censal sobre las diferencias por sexo y municipio para el abandono de la soltería. Además, se emplean los registros institucionales sobre defunciones y casos registrados debidos a tumores asociados a la salud reproductiva y las defunciones ocurridas por VIH...

  1. SITUACION ACTUAL DEL CULTIVO DEL AGUACATE (Persea americana Mill. EN EL ESTADO DE MÉXICO, MÉXICO

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    Martín Rubí Arriaga

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar la situación actual de la producción y comercialización del cultivo del aguacate en el sur del Estado de México en 2011. El tamaño de muestra se determinó considerando el universo total de inscritos en la base de datos de la SEDAGRO conformada por 2,814 productores, con base en la metodología de poblaciones finitas, el tamaño de muestra fue 539, a los cuales se les aplicó un cuestionario. La información cuantitativa de la encuesta se capturó en una base de datos y se procesó mediante Microsoft Office Excel 2007©, para obtener medidas de tendencia central. En el Estado de México 85% de la población de estudio, son pequeños productores y tan solo 15% cuentan con extensiones superiores a 10 ha. La producción se basa en una explotación univarietal con predominio del 90% de la variedad Hass. El incremento en plantaciones de aguacate se ha realizado en 77% con planta proveniente del estado de Michoacán. La producción se destina para el consumo nacional, se comercializa principalmente en las centrales de abasto de Toluca, Estado de México, Distrito Federal y en mercados regionales. Aguacate Hass; producción; comercialización; consumo;

  2. Situación actual de la migración y las remesas de mexicanos en Estados Unidos

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    Esther Figueroa Hernández

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    Full Text Available En la actualidad, se calcula que más de 11 millones de personas nacidas en México residen en EE.UU., y 90.0% se concentran en los estados de California, Texas, Illinois y Arizona. Ese conjunto representa aproximadamente 3.0% de la población total de ese país. Dentro del sistema migratorio destacan: la persistente demanda de mano de obra mexicana en los sectores agrícola, industrial y de servicios; el diferencial salarial entre ambas economías; el intenso ritmo de crecimiento demográfico de la población en edad laboral; la insuficiente dinámica de la economía nacional para absorber el excedente de fuerza de trabajo, y la tradición migratoria hacia Estados Unidos. En cuanto a la recepción de remesas México cae del tercero al cuarto lugar mundial superado por China e India.

  3. Genital Chlamydia trachomatis infections

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    Maria Agnese Latino

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Chlamydia trachomatis (C.t. infection is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease in Europe and in developed countries. The main biological features and pathogenic mechanisms of C.t. infection are summarized in this review. It usually occurs without symptoms and often goes undiagnosed. If untreated, it can cause severe consequences for women, including pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, ectopic pregnancy and tubal infertility. Several studies have found that Chlamydia is more common among young women <25 years old, with multiple sexual partners within six months and non protected intercourses. Because re-infection rates are high, complications may be reduced if partners are treated and women re-tested. This paper emphasizes the importance of counselling and prevention programs and underlines that selective screening of high-risk population remains an essential component of C.t. control. In the last years, the detection of C.t. infection has been improved in sensitivity and specificity.We describe the main diagnostic techniques, from culture, enzyme immunoassay (EIA, direct fluorescent-antibody assay (DFA to the new DNA-based test systems. Actually, NAATs (nucleic acid amplification tests are regarded as the gold standard diagnostic techniques for chlamydial infections.

  4. Salud mental infantil : tendencias actuales en la necesidad y provisión de servicios en los Estados Unidos

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    Judy Johnson Grados

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Aún cuando en los Estados Unidos existe gran demanda de servicios de salud mental infantil, tradicionalmente muchos niños no han sido atendidos adecuadamente. Esto, en parte, se debe a los obstáculos en el acceso a los servicios y al resultado de un sistema de cuidado fragmentado y desorganizado. Sin embargo, en las últimas dos décadas se ha alcanzado un progreso sustancial en la manera de encarar estos problemas. Este artículo revisa la demanda de servicios de salud mental infantil que existe en los Estados Unidos y describe intentos recientes para mejorar la coordinación y el acceso al sistema de servicio de salud mental infantil. Se discuten la introducción de sistemas de cuidado, la expansión de servicios basados en la escuela y las innovaciones en la provisión de servicios a la comunidad. Children's Mental health: Current trends in the need for and provision of services in the United States traditionally many children have gone unserved. This has been partly due to barriers in accessing services and the result of a fragmented and disorganized system of care. However, in the last two decades substantial progress has been made in adressing these problems. This article reviews the need for children's mental health services in the United States, and describes recent attempts to improve coordination and access to the children's mental health service system. The introduction of systems of care, the expansion of school-based services, and innovations in the provision of community services are discussed.

  5. El bagre de canal (Ictalurus punctatus Rafinesque, 1818: estado actual y problemática en México

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    Ana Laura Lara-Rivera

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    Full Text Available El bagre de canal (Ictalurus punctatus es uno de los peces endémicos de Norte América con mayor potencial para la acuicultura. A pesar de esto, los datos sobre su distribución actual son escasos y se desconocen muchos aspectos de su dinámica y desempeño productivo. En el presente estudio se reportan los resultados de una búsqueda bibliográfica y análisis de campo que permiten describir la situación actual del bagre de canal con respecto a su distribución geográfica histórica y actual, así como de la problemática que enfrentan los sistemas productivos de esta especie en México. Se identificó la falta de información e indicadores que permitan conocer la extensión de su hábitat natural, movilización o potencial productivo. La calidad y disponibilidad del agua figuran entre las principales problemáticas de la industria; el alimento supone el mayor gasto para los productores y existe gran heterogeneidad de manejo tanto en granjas reproductoras como de engorde, gran parte de la dinámica productiva sigue un modelo de ensayo y error. Se requiere optimizar y homologar los procesos del sistema productivo de bagre de canal, así como caracterizar correctamente las poblaciones domésticas y silvestres para aprovechar al máximo su potencial.

  6. Molecular epidemiology of Chlamydia trachomatis

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    Bom, R.J.M.

    2014-01-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis infections are the most prevalent bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STT) worldwide. A better understand of the transmission of C. trachomatis may contribute to improved screening and prevention programs in the future and ultimately alleviate this burden. Through the

  7. Democracia formal y derechos indígenas. Una aproximación a la relación actual entre el estado chileno y el pueblo mapuche

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    Tito Tricot

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    Full Text Available No es posible entender la relación entre el pueblo mapuche, el Estado chileno y la democracia, sin entender el tipo de vínculo histórico que se ha verificado entre el Estado y el mapuche a partir de la génesis de Chile como país. Por lo mismo, el objetivo general del presente trabajo es explorar el tipo de vínculo que existe entre el Estado de Chile y el pueblo mapuche y, el objetivo específico, analizar la situación de los derechos indígenas en el marco del sistema democrático formal actualmente vigente en nuestro país. Para lograr dichos objetivos realizaremos una breve contextualización histórica de la relación Estado-Pueblo mapuche; se analizará el modelo económico, principalmente en lo concerniente a la inversión forestal y la ejecución de megaproyectos en territorio mapuche; la Ley indígena en general y el concepto de pueblo indígena en particular; el denominado conflicto mapuche y la Ley anti-terrorista. Todo ellos, esperamos, servirán de elementos de juicio y antecedentes importantes para aproximarnos al problema de la relación entre la democracia formal y los derechos indígenas._______________________ABSTRACT:It is not possible to understand the relation between the Mapuche Nation, the Chilean State and the democracy, without understanding the type of historical bond that has occurred between the State and the Mapuche nation from the onset of Chile as a Country. For the same reason, the general purpose of the present work is to explore the type of connections existing between the State of Chile and the Mapuche Nation and the specific aim is to analyze the situation of the indigenous rights in the democratic system context that is actually in force in our country. In order to obtain these aims we will make a brief historical contextualización of the relation State-Mapuche Nation; the economic model will be analyzed, mainly as for the forest investment and the implementation of superproyects in the Mapuche land

  8. Estado de conocimiento actual y problemas de conservación de los Meloidae (Coleoptera de la Comunidad de Madrid

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    treated as Vulnerable in the Region. Increasing urban development, masive use of agrochemical products in roadside works, agricultural fields, golf courses, and gardens, and aeroplane treatment of pests, represent serious current threats for the populations of meloid beetles in Madrid.

    La recopilación de los datos publicados, acompañada de la revisión de colecciones y de observaciones de campo a lo largo de los últimos ocho años, permite registrar un total de 40 especies de la familia Meloidae en la Comunidad de Madrid. De éstas 40 especies, hay siete que únicamente se conocen a partir de capturas realizadas hace más de 25 años, y otras dos que se citan únicamente a partir de los nuevos datos de campo (Meloe rugosus y Nemognatha chrysomelina. Dos de las siete especies sin capturas recientes (Stenoria apicalis y Meloe baudueri están representadas únicamente por uno o dos ejemplares, por lo que su presencia actual ha podido pasar desapercibida. Este no es el caso de las otras cinco (Meloe variegatus, M. cavensis, M. violaceus, Mylabris uhagonii y M. amorii, que están representadas por numerosos ejemplares en las colecciones históricas. Meloe variegatus, M. cavensis y Mylabris uhagonii, han de ser consideradas En Peligro de Extinción, o tal vez definitivamente extinguidas, si no aparecen nuevos ejemplares en un futuro próximo. Mylabris amorii sólo se ha encontrado en una localidad situada en el límite septentrional de la distribución conocida de la especie, por lo que no tenemos criterios suficientes para evaluar su situación. Meloe violaceus ha sufrido un retroceso evidente, y por lo tanto ha de considerarse como Vulnerable. En cinco especies adicionales se ha constatado una reducción evidente de la distribución actual. Esta situación se presenta en Meloe brevicollis, M. autumnalis, M. proscarabaeus, Hycleus dufourii y Mylabris dejeani. En estas especies la distribución actual se

  9. Estado actual de la rehabilitación cardiovascular en Colombia (2010 Current status of cardiovascular rehabilitation in Colombia (2010

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    Claudia V Anchique

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: las enfermedades cardiovasculares representan la primera causa de morbimortalidad en muchos países del mundo, entre los que se incluye Colombia. Es así como la rehabilitación cardiovascular se convierte en una estrategia de prevención secundaria con intervención integral y costo-efectiva para este tipo de pacientes. OBJETIVO: evaluar la situación actual de los programas de Rehabilitación Cardiovascular en Colombia. MÉTODOS: estudio descriptivo, realizado por medio de un cuestionario escrito, aplicado al coordinador y/o responsable de cada programa de Rehabilitación Cardiovascular del país. ANÁLISIS DE RESULTADOS: 44 de 49 centros contactados respondieron el cuestionario. 88,6% de los programas pertenece a la red privada y 6,8% a la pública; 75% funciona dentro de un hospital o clínica y 25% son extra hospitalarios. La enfermedad coronaria es la principal patología que genera la remisión de los pacientes a los centros de rehabilitación cardiovascular. El recurso humano es variable en cuanto a su conformación, permanencia y actividades al interior del programa. Todos los centros realizan la fase II, seguida por las fases III (84,1%, I (70,5% y IV (45,5%. 58% de los programas siempre incluye pruebas diagnósticas de factores de riesgo convencionales (colesterol total y fracciones, triglicéridos y glicemia; 97,7% de los programas refiere evaluar al paciente de manera integral con la inclusión de aspectos de actividad física y nutrición; sin embargo, se evidencia menor porcentaje de implementación del manejo del tabaquismo (45,5%, así como de programas de salud cardiovascular en la mujer (15,95%, prevención cardiovascular para la comunidad (18,2%, pruebas para detección de depresión (25%, apnea del sueño (0% y caminata de seis minutos (65,9%. La principal barrera detectada en la atención de pacientes corresponde a la falta de remisión por parte del médico tratante (65,9%. CONCLUSIóN: el desarrollo de los

  10. EL DERECHO Y LA BIOÉTICA: ESTADO ACTUAL DE LAS CUESTIONES EN BRASIL O DIREITO E A BIOÉTICA: ESTADO ATUAL DAS QUESTÕES NO BRASIL LAW AND BIOETHICS: PRESENT STATUS IN BRASIL

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    Eduardo de Oliveira Leite

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    Full Text Available En la presente monografía, el autor examina las relaciones existentes entre los ámbitos jurídico y bioético, haciendo especial referencia al estado actual de la problématica en Brasil. A este respecto, señala que el Derecho, como norma imperativa, ha encontrado gran dificultad en la reglamentación de las materias bioéticas, pues concurre con otros sistemas normativos, no emanados de los poderes públicos, sino que de la comunidad científica. Con todo, su reconocimiento por parte del ordenamiento jurídico las legitima, al reflejar los valores dominantes en la sociedad, permitiendo su inserción en el medio socialNa presente monografia, o autor examina as relações existentes entre os campos jurídico e bioético, fazendo especial referência ao estado atual da problemática no Brasil. A este respeito, assinala que o Direito, como norma imperativa, tem encontrado grande dificuldade no ordenamento das matérias bioéticas, pois as mesmas provem de outros sistemas normativos que não os emanados dos poderes públicos, mas sim, da comunidade científica. Entretanto, o reconhecimento por parte do ordenamento jurídico as legitima ao refletir os valores dominantes na sociedade, permitindo, assim, sua inserção no meio socialIn this monograph, the author examines the existing relationship between the juridical and ethical scopes, emphasizing especially the present status of the subject in Brasil. Accordingly, he points out that Law, as an imperative norm, has found great difficulty in establishing rules for bioethical matters, because it rules simultaneously with other normative systems that are not issued by the public authorities, but by the scientific community. Nevertheless, its juridical's recognition legitimates them because it reflects the predominant values in society, allowing them to be inserted in the social system

  11. Las Mujeres en las Fuerzas Armadas Argentinas. Breve Análisis sobre su Participación y Estado Actual de la Situación

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    Mariel R. Lucero

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    Full Text Available Entre los cambios de régimen y crisis sufridos durante las últimas tres décadas en Latinoamérica se perpetúa una oleada democrática manifiesta a través de la asunción de nuevos mandatarios elegidos con la fuerza de procesos electorales legítimos. Esto se produciría acompañado de una tendencia regional generalizada de reformas del Estado, provocando modificaciones diversas en profundidad y amplitud -según el país- en las relaciones entre el ámbito civil y el militar, en particular. A este contexto histórico se añadiría en América del Sur, una corriente innovadora a partir del comienzo del tercer milenio, que incorpora a mujeres al frente de las funciones ministeriales en el área de la defensa. Finalmente, este panorama se estructura con la promoción de los derechos de las mujeres a nivel internacional que se viene incrementando sostenidamente desde los años setenta, y que en los ulteriores años parecen realmente estar alcanzando la concientización a nivel global. Es dentro de este panorama que se analiza la situación histórica y actual de las mujeres dentro de las Fuerzas Armadas en Argentina desde una perspectiva de género, planteando como pregunta central: ¿cuánto y cómo ha avanzado en Argentina la aplicación de políticas de igualdad de oportunidades dentro de las Fuerzas Armadas?

  12. Chlamydia trachomatis Genital Infections

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    Catherine M. O’Connell

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    Full Text Available Etiology, transmission and protection: Chlamydia trachomatis is the leading cause of bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI globally. However, C. trachomatis also causes trachoma in endemic areas, mostly Africa and the Middle East, and is a leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide. Epidemiology, incidence and prevalence: The World Health Organization estimates 131 million new cases of C. trachomatis genital infection occur annually. Globally, infection is most prevalent in young women and men (14-25 years, likely driven by asymptomatic infection, inadequate partner treatment and delayed development of protective immunity. Pathology/Symptomatology: C. trachomatis infects susceptible squamocolumnar or transitional epithelial cells, leading to cervicitis in women and urethritis in men. Symptoms are often mild or absent but ascending infection in some women may lead to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID, resulting in reproductive sequelae such as ectopic pregnancy, infertility and chronic pelvic pain. Complications of infection in men include epididymitis and reactive arthritis. Molecular mechanisms of infection: Chlamydiae manipulate an array of host processes to support their obligate intracellular developmental cycle. This leads to activation of signaling pathways resulting in disproportionate influx of innate cells and the release of tissue damaging proteins and pro-inflammatory cytokines. Treatment and curability: Uncomplicated urogenital infection is treated with azithromycin (1 g, single dose or doxycycline (100 mg twice daily x 7 days. However, antimicrobial treatment does not ameliorate established disease. Drug resistance is rare but treatment failures have been described. Development of an effective vaccine that protects against upper tract disease or that limits transmission remains an important goal.

  13. Estado actual y posibilidades futuras de la Psicología en cuatro paises del Caribe: Puerto Rico, Cuba, República Dominicana y Haití

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    Blanca Ortiz-Torres

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    Full Text Available Actualmente la formación de Psicólogos/as enfrenta retos serios en muchos de los países del Caribe y América Latina. Entre estos me interesa destacar: el debate sobre educación pública vs. educación privada, el aparente excedente de profesionales de la Psicología en algunos de nuestros países y la contracción y/o privatización de programas gubernamentales que tiene como consecuencia, el desplazamiento de Psicólogos/as al sector privado o a actividades profesionales desvinculadas de la Psicología. Debo aclarar, estos no son meros “debates”, se trata más bien de la aprobación e implantación de políticas, que ya inciden sobre el acceso de determinados sectores a la educación de post-grado en Psicología y sobre las posibilidades de inserción en el mundo laboral de egresados de programas de post-grado, así como de programas de licenciatura. Veamos brevemente cuál es el estado actual, no sin antes sugerir revisar la edición especial de la Revista Interamericana de Psicología publicada en el año 2000 y editada por la Dra. Ana Isabel Álvarez en la que se discute y analiza la historia de la Psicología en el Caribe. Esa edición representa un trabajo valiosísimo para nuestra disciplina y es fundamental para entender el presente de la misma. Además debo advertir que en este trabajo sólo presentaré la situación en cuatro países: Puerto Rico, Cuba, República Dominicana y Haití, ya que son los países en los que sostengo vínculos profesionales, por lo que conozco por experiencia directa lo que en ellos ocurre en términos de la disciplina.

  14. La Epilepsia en Colombia Recuento Histórico. Estado Actual al Principio del Milenio y Visión al Futuro

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    Ensayo presentado en la sesión solemne del 11 de Septiembre de 2003, para su ascenso a Miembro de Número.

    Se hace, a manera de ensayo, un recuento somero sobre hechos históricos de la epilepsia de los tiempos anteriores a Cristo hasta nuestros días. Se trata de comparar diferentes culturas ante el problema médico social de la epilepsia, destacando los aspectos científicos más que los considerados anecdóticos. La figura de Hipócrates aparece siempre en un primer plano, dado su extraordinario sentido científico en la concepción clínica de este morbo. Varias figuras del siglo XX aparecen en este trabajo como pioneras de la epileptología moderna.

    La farmacología, el tratamiento médico y quirúrgico, con una visión actual y futurista tiene especial lugar en este ensayo, dada la experiencia del autor de más de seis lustros en el manejo holístico de la epilepsia.

    Para este comienzo del nuevo siglo deberá haber empeño en encontrar la manera de que el Estado tome consciencia de la situación de 800.000 personas con epilepsia que requieren tratamiento médico permanente y quizá una cirugía para aliviar o curar la epilepsia. Se hace énfasis en la labor de la Liga Colombiana contra la Epilepsia que durante 35 años ha tomado atención de estos pacientes y despertado la esperanza en las familias por un futuro más humano.

    Palabras claves. Epilepsia. Historia. Sociedad. Medicina. Cirugía. Liga Colombiana contra la Epilepsia. Epígrafes: “.…..en el momento de estar poseído, sus manos y pies se tornan fríos, se aprecia obscuro (cianótico, abre y cierra su boca permanentemente; está, como sus ojos, cobrizo y amarillo….esto puede continuar por algún tiempo, pero el morirá”.

    ( tablas XXV-XXVI del cuneiforme Sakikk.718/612 a.c. “La enfermedad es un verdadero flagelo que deja una marca indeleble en su víctima, frecuentemente atacándola desde temprana edad, incapacit

  15. Chlamydia trachomatis in hydrocele fluid.

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    OBJECTIVE: To determine the presence of Chlamydia trachomatis in hydrocele fluid. METHODS: 90 male patients with hydrocele of tunica vaginalis from an endemic area for bancroftian filariasis were investigated for the presence of Chlamydia trachomatis in their hydrocele fluids. C trachomatis antigen detection tests-a direct immunofluorescence assay and an enzyme immunoassay along with polymerase chain reaction assay for amplification of a 517 bp fragment of C trachomatis endogenous plasmid-were used in this study. The patients were also tested for the presence of microfilaria in their hydrocele fluids and night blood. Histopathological examination was carried out to detect adult filarial worm in tunica vaginalis testes. RESULTS: Eight (8.88%) patients had chlamydia antigen in the hydrocele fluids; C trachomatis plasmid sequences could be amplified from five of these. Seven (7.77%) patients had microfilaria in the hydrocele fluids, three of them having adult worm in tunica vaginalis. CONCLUSION: C trachomatis infection might be associated with hydrocele in some of these patients. PMID:9582470

  16. El papel del Estado en la configuración de la realidad actual de las sociedades pesqueras en México

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    Aura Ramírez

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo ofrece un panorama general sobre las sociedades pesqueras que históricamente se han desarrollado en el territorio mexicano, y enfatiza en el papel desempeñado por el Estado en la configuración de las mismas a partir de la década de 1940, vinculándolo con los retos y desafíos que dichas sociedades enfrentan hoy día.

  17. El declive del estado de resultados tradicional ante la irrupción actual del excedente limpio. Perspectiva histórica y conceptual

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    Full Text Available Con la adopción del resultado global (comprehensive income a partir de la década de los noventa del siglo XX por los organismos emisores de normas contables más relevantes en el concierto mundial, entre los que cabe destacar el International Accounting Standards Board (iasb y el Financial Accounting Standards Board (fasb, estamos asistiendo a un posicionamiento a favor del enfoque del excedente limpio. Como consecuencia el resultado empresarial queda más vinculado a las oscilaciones de los precios de los títulos y a los tipos de cambio, frente al enfoque del excedente sucio que nos lleva a la determinación del mismo desde una óptica más restrictiva y, por ello, mucho menos conectado con la realidad de los mercados. En este trabajo nos planteamos como primer objetivo el estudio desde una óptica histórica y conceptual del antiguo y controvertido debate del enfoque del excedente limpio versus el enfoque del excedente sucio, circunscrito esencialmente a los países del área de influencia anglosajona. Posteriormente, queremos constatar que con la revisión de la Norma Internacional de Contabilidad 1 (nic 1 del International Accounting Standards Board (iasb en el año 2007 cobra más fuerza el resultado global; con ello se confirman los planteamientos a favor del enfoque del excedente limpio, lo que origina la desaparición del estado de resultados tradicional del conjunto completo de estados financieros si las empresas, según dicha norma, optan por revelarlo en el estado de resultados globales; todo ello con el propósito de reportar más utilidad a los inversionistas, quienes son considerados usuarios primordiales en los modelos contables anglosajones a los que tendemos.

  18. Avances en el conocimiento y el estado actual de conservación del Cocodrilo de Tumbes (Crocodylus acutus Cuvier, 1807

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    Full Text Available En esta nota se describe el estado de conservación del Cocodrilo de Tumbes en Perú, donde la especie encuentra su límite sur de distribución, por lo que es catalogada como especie rara en la zona. Esto ha generado que se lleven a cabo programas de manejo ex situ para apoyar su conservación. Sin embargo el desconocimiento de los beneficios que brinda la especie, junto con la deforestación, el cambio climático y las actividades antropogénicas, han ocasionado que su población disminuya y se encuentre amenazada.

  19. Consecuencias del cuidado de personas con Trastorno del Espectro Autista sobre la salud de los cuidadores: estado actual de la cuestión

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    Los Trastornos del Espectro Autista (TEA) conforman un grupo de trastornos caracterizados por la aparición de problemas en la socialización, dificultades en la comunicación y el desarrollo de patrones e intereses restringidos. Esta sintomatología suele asociarse con diversos problemas de conducta, factores que han mostrado una gran relevancia a la hora de explicar las consecuencias del cuidado sobre el estado de salud de los cuidadores. Sin embargo, esta relación se ve modulada por diversas v...

  20. Prevalencia de infección por Chlamydia trachomatis en prostitutas registradas de la ciudad de Durango, México Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in registered prostitutes of Durango City, Mexico

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar la prevalencia de infección por Chlamydia trachomatis en prostitutas registradas de la ciudad de Durango, Durango y establecer si existe alguna correlación entre los datos epidemiológicos y la infección. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Fueron estudiadas 247 prostitutas y se obtuvieron muestras endocervicales y datos epidemiológicos. La prueba Chlamydiazyme (Abbott Laboratories, EUA fue usada para detectar el antígeno de C. trachomatis. RESULTADOS: Fueron positivas para C. trachomatis 41 prostitutas (16.6%, y 37 de ellas habían tenido actividad sexual en diferentes estados de la República mexicana, en comparación con las 206 mujeres negativas, entre las que sólo 109 habían tenido relaciones sexuales fuera de Durango (pOBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among registered prostitutes of Durango City and to establish whether there is a correlation between epidemiological factors and infection. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two-hundred-and-forty-seven registered prostitutes of Durango city were studied. Endocervical samples and epidemiological data were obtained. C. trachomatis antigen was detected with the Chlamydiazyme test (Abbott Laboratories, USA. RESULTS: Forty-one (16.6% out of 247 prostitutes were positive to C. trachomatis. Thirty-seven out of the 41 positive women had had sexual activity on several States of Mexico (95.1%, as compared to only 109 out of 206 negative women (53.0% (p<.0001. Prostitutes positive to C. trachomatis (39/41, 95.1% were more likely to belong to low socioeconomic level than negatives (171/206, 83% (p=0.05. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of C. trachomatis infection was 16.6%. C. trachomatis infection was associated with sexual activity in multiple States of Mexico, and had a tendency to be associated with low socioeconomic level.

  1. Una aproximación al estado actual de las investigaciones sobre la comunicación mediada por ordenador en el ámbito educativo

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    Perera Rodríguez, Víctor Hugo; Torres Gordillo, Juan Jesús

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    La importancia de la comunicación en los procesos educativos es un hecho sumamente constatado. Infinidad de estudios en este terreno constituyen la prueba más clara. Bajo el paraguas terminológico que arrastra la idea de Sociedad del Conocimiento está brotando con fuerza un nuevo concepto de comunicación. La tecnología actual ha hecho posible que ahora podamos hablar de Comunicación Mediada por Ordenador. En el ámbito educativo, este reciente paradigma de la comunicación ha sup...

  2. Screening on urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis

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    Busse, Reinhard

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Around 92 million urogenital infections are caused yearly by Chlamydia trachomatis worldwide [1]. The overall incidence of sexually transmitted diseases is increasing, as shown by the increases in the number of reported cases of syphilis and gonorrhea [2]. Chlamydia trachomatis infections are associated with various serious diseases in women, men and newborns, which could be, at least partially, avoided by means of early diagnosis and therapy. The Federal Joint Committee - responsible for decision-making concerning the benefit package of the German Social Health Insurance - has publicly announced the starting of deliberations on the issue of screening for Chlamydia trachomatis. Research Questions: The leading question to be answered is whether screening for Chlamydia trachomatis should be included in the German benefit basket. The aim of this report is to provide a summary of the available evidence concerning the issue of screening for Chlamydia trachomatis. Methods: The summary of published scientific evidence, including HTA reports, systematic reviews, guidelines and primary research is represented. The synthesis follows the structure given by the criteria of Wilson and Jungner [3] for the introduction of screening in a population: relevance of the condition, availability of an adequate test, effectiveness of screening, acceptance of the programme, and economical issues. A literature search was conducted for each aspect of the synthesis and the evidence has been summarised in evidence tables. Results: We identified five HTA reports from three European agencies [4], [5], [6], [7] and one from the USA [8]. In addition, we identified four guidelines from Northamerica [9], [10], [11], [12] and one from Europe [13]. A total of 56 primary research publications were included: relevance of the disease (n=26, availability of test (n=1, effectiveness of screening (n=11, acceptance of the programme (n=11, economical issues (n=7. Discussion

  3. Parálisis obstétrica del plexo braquial. revisión del estado actual de la enfermedad

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    El presente documento hace una revisión actual de la parálisis obstétrica del plexo braquial; se observan la etiología, aspectos demográficos, diagnóstico, cuándo deben ser observada sin cirugía y cuándo es el momento de operar. La clave de indicación de cirugía está dada cuando no ha habido recuperación del bíceps contra gravedad entre los tres y seis meses de edad. La cirugía está dirigida a la resección del neuroma y la utilización de injertos nerviosos. También tiene cabida en el tratamie...

  4. La dimensión cognitiva de las emociones en la vida moral: los aportes de Martha Nussbauma al estado actual de la discusión

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    Full Text Available La relación entre emociones y vida moral constituye hoy en día un amplio campo de investigación en filosofía y psicología. Al respecto, Martha Nussbaum ofrece importantes puntos de reflexión que nos llevan a preguntarnos por aquellas facultades cognitivas que estructuran las emociones morales, como la compasión, y diferencian radicalmente la expresión emocional humana de la de animales no humanos. La inclusión de creencias y actos valorativos como elementos constitutivos de las emociones morales hacen que la propuesta de Nussbaum se oriente hacia una disolución de la vieja dicotomía moderna entre razón y emoción, a la vez que posibilita una mejor comprensión del valor ético de las emociones como informadoras de vulnerabilidad y daño moral. De esta manera, la perspectiva cognitivo-evaluadora de Nussbaum ingresa a la actual discusión sobre cómo las emociones pueden influir en nuestros juicios y decisiones morales en medio de un mundo conflictivo, inequitativo y que genera sufrimiento, pero que, no obstante, tiene aún posibilidades de consolidar sociedades justas, democráticas y plurales.

  5. Las políticas de atracción de inversión en infraestructura pública. Estado actual y futuros desarrollos

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    Ricardo Lara

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El gobierno colombiano se encuentra construyendo el Plan Nacional de Desarrollo, en el cual la infraestructura juega un rol fundamental. En este documento se analiza la evolución de la participación privada en infraestructura, su desarrollo y también su atraso en los últimos años; así mismo, se analiza la necesidad de financiar la infraestructura a través de la atracción de inversiones, como tema central para que la infraestructura en Colombia responda a las necesidades actuales y futuras del país. Lo anterior bajo criterios de buen gobierno y de buenas prácticas, con un importante fortalecimiento institucional./ The Colombian government is currently formulating the National Development Plan, which will give special emphasis to infrastructure. This document analyses several aspects of infrastructure development, including the evolution of private funding, recent delays, and the need for finance through attracting investment. These central themes for Colombian infrastructure respond to both current and future needs, and will require good governance, best practices, and increased institutional support.

  6. ELEMENTOS DE PERSECUCIÓN INTERNACIONAL DEL DELITO Y ESTADO ACTUAL DE ADMISIBILIDAD ANTE LA CORTE PENAL INTERNACIONAL EN EL CASO COLOMBIANO

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    Jaime Alberto Sandoval Mesa

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza, en primer lugar, los diferentes presupuestos que soportan la persecusión de delitos internacionales, bien en materia de conductas internacionales o bien desde la perspectiva de la jurisdicción internacional construida frente a los crímenes más graves contra la humani- dad. En segundo lugar, se analiza el contexto nacional que se resume en la variable conflicto interno, criminalidad organizada y las relaciones actuales entre los dos tipos de criminalidad en Colombia, frente a las medidas penales tanto sustanciales como procesales derivadas de la influencia externa de instrumentos internacionales, como el Estatuto de Roma de 17 de julio de 1998, para el establecimiento de la Corte Penal Internacional. Finalmente, el texto analiza los avances y la posible admisibilidad de una situación bajo el conocimiento de la Corte Penal Internacional, en concreto en relación con las denuncias puestas bajo el conocimiento del organismo internacional, factores de admisibilidad, su interpretación en el caso concreto y las vías que establece el organismo internacional, en la situación colombiana.

  7. Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infections in symptomatic ...

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    Jane

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    Jul 11, 2011 ... Chlamydia trachomatis is a ubiquitous human pathogen that is responsible for the most prevalent bacterial sexually transmitted disease worldwide. Studies show that polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is more sensitive than cellular culture for detection of C. trachomatis infections. The aim of this study is to.

  8. Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis Infection among Women ...

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    The prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection was investigated among 100 women attending infertility clinics and compared with another subset of 100 pregnant women who served as control. Chlamydia trachomatis antigen detection cassette supplied by Biomil Diagnostics was used to detect the presence of ...

  9. Genital chlamydia trachomatis infection among female ...

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    Background: Genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection is a common bacterial sexually transmitted infection worldwide. There is little information about this infection in Nigeria. This study determined the prevalence of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection among female undergraduates of University of Port Harcourt and ...

  10. Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infections in symptomatic ...

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    Chlamydia trachomatis is a ubiquitous human pathogen that is responsible for the most prevalent bacterial sexually transmitted disease worldwide. Studies show that polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is more sensitive than cellular culture for detection of C. trachomatis infections. The aim of this study is to compare different ...

  11. Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among patients ...

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    Background: Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the world with severe complications. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and possible risk factors of C. trachomatis in Kano. There is dearth of information on this subject in this locality. Method: Urine samples ...

  12. Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infections in symptomatic ...

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    Jane

    2011-07-11

    Jul 11, 2011 ... application of direct immunofluorescence in the diagnostics of. Chlamydia trachomatis in the East Bohemian Region of Czech. Republic during 1997-2003. Ceska Gynekol. 70:128-33. Gerris H (2005). Molecular diagnostic methods for the Detection of. Neisseria gonorrheae and Chlamydia trachomatis. Rev ...

  13. Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among patients ...

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    Background: Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the world with severe complications. ... Conclusion: C. trachomatis infection if unchecked will continue to pose a threat to reproductive life with its established ... lead to chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy, and infertility3.

  14. Estado actual de contaminación con coliformes fecales de los cuerpos de agua de la Península de Osa

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    Jesús Mora

    2010-12-01

                  en varios de los ríos en las localidades dePiedras Blancas, cerca de Chacarita,así como en Puerto Jiménez, Rincón yla bahía de Drake; estos tres últimospertenecientes a la Península de Osa. Elobjetivo fue conocer la situación actual ylos posibles riesgos de contaminación deestos cuerpos de agua, dado el desarrolloque se viene dando en la zona, tales comoel incremento en las actividades agrícolas,industriales, mineras y turísticas. Además,en la Península no se cuenta con estudiosmicrobiológicos efectuados previamente,excepto el estudio llevado a cabo por Jean-Batiste Livenais en la zona de Drake.Se encontró que la mayoría de los cuerposde agua de la península no se puedenutilizar para fines recreativos de contactoprimario, la acuacultura o para el riego decultivos que se consumen crudos, ya quesobrepasan el límite máximo permisibleen su contenido de coliformes fecales queestablecen los reglamentos nacionales.

  15. Protection of pigs against genital Chlamydia trachomatis challenge by parenteral or mucosal DNA immunization.

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    Schautteet, Katelijn; De Clercq, Evelien; Jönsson, Yannick; Lagae, Stefanie; Chiers, Koen; Cox, Eric; Vanrompay, Daisy

    2012-04-16

    The current study evaluates combined aerosol-vaginal delivery of a MOMP-based Chlamydia trachomatis (serovar E) DNA vaccine in a pig genital challenge model. Most non-replicating antigens are rather poor mucosal immunogens in comparison to replicating antigens. Therefore, a mucosal administered DNA vaccine, which actually mimics a live vaccine, could be promising. Protection was promoted by plasmids encoding the porcine granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (pcDNA3.1zeo::GM-CSF), the Escherichia coli thermo-labile enterotoxin (LT) subunit A (plasmid PJV2004::LTa) and subunit B (plasmid PJV2005::LTb). Mucosal C. trachomatis DNA vaccination induced significant protection against genital C. trachomatis challenge although the infection could not be eradicated. Intradermal immunization was significantly less efficient in protecting experimentally infected pigs. Protection was correlated with efficient T cell priming and significantly higher serum IgA titers following primo vaccination. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. La adventicia: estado actual del conocimiento

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    Edmundo I. Cabrera Fischer

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    Full Text Available La adventicia se ha definido como la capa de tejido conectivo más externa de un vaso y no formaría una unidad con la estructura vascular. El término “adventicia” proviene del latín adventicius, que significa “venido de afuera, extraño”. Estos conceptos tal vez constituyan la causa de la subestimación del papel fisiológico de esta túnica. Al presente es bien conocido que la adventicia contiene vasa vasorum y nervi vasorum con funciones nutricionales y de control, respectivamente. A ello se suma la presencia de factores bioquímicos que serían responsables de cambios en la conducta elástica y viscosa de la pared arterial a través de una regulación de la función muscular lisa.En este trabajo se realiza una síntesis del papel estructural y fisiológico de la adventicia; se analizan además datos clínicos y experimentales que se comparan con resultados originales publicados por el autor.

  17. IMPLANTE COCLEAR. ESTADO ACTUAL Y FUTURO

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    Dr. Ángel Ramos-Macías

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    Probablemente queden aspectos por ver, pero en este apartado podremos recoger los aspectos más importantes de la técnica que ha revolucionado no solo la otorrinolaringología como especialidad, sino la forma de abordar un problema médico, social y comunicativo del ser humano.

  18. Estado Actual Ateroesclerosis, Hiperlipidemias y Diabetes

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    Efraim Otero Ruiz

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    Introducción
    Mario Sánchez-Medina, M.D.

    El problema del colesterol y su implicación con la ateroesclerosis ha sido preocupación de científicos, trece de ellos merecedores del Premio Nobel. Desde su aislamiento en 1784, investigadores de áreas diversas de la medicina han estudiado esta pequeñísima molécula que tiene a su vez, 30 enzimas involucradas en su metabolismo. La propiedad más interesante es su absoluta insolubilidad en agua que lo hace letal en su efectos. Organismos multicelulares realizan el transporte de la molécula esterificando el esterol en cadenas de ácidos grasos y empaquetando estos ésteres dentro de núcleos hidrofóbicos que son las lipoproteínas del plasma.

    La identificación en 1938 por Carl Müller de la hipertrigliceridemia familiar, permitió demostrar en 1970 la evidencia de dos formas, la heterocigótica y la homocigótica severa. Culminan las investigaciones con los hallazgos de Goldstein y Brown acreedores del Nobel de Medicina 1985, quienes gracias al hallazgo pionero en el cultivo de fibroblastos, establecen el papel enzimático en la biosíntesis del colesterol, secuencian los receptores a nivel molecular y caracterizan el genoma. Así se establece la acción aterogénica de las lipoproteínas de baja densidad.

    En un esfuerzo del grupo médico de la Asociación Colombiana de Diabetes (ACD, de actualizar el concepto y los resultados de los recientes descubrimientos farmacológicos de los inhibidores de la HMG CoA reductasa, he querido que mentes jóvenes que están trabajando como docentes, residentes e internos de nuestra institución, dentro del plan de integración con la Universidad Javeriana traigan a ustedes, señores Académicos un mensaje sumamente conciso, tratando de hacerlo lo más sencillo en su comprensión y práctico en sus aplicaciones. Es un esfuerzo que hacen estos jóvenes de llegar al estrado de la máxima autoridad médica del país para demostrar que conocen en profundidad el tema y que por ello quieren presentarlo, mediante la lujosa y honrosa coordinación del Dr. Efraím Otero Ruiz, quien a su vez será el comentarista de esta sencilla presentación...

  19. Genital Chlamydia trachomatis: An update

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    Meenakshi Malhotra

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    Full Text Available Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common cause of curable bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI worldwide. It manifests primarily as urethritis in males and endocervicitis in females. Untreated chlamydial infection in man can cause epididymitis and proctitis. Though most women with Chlamydia infection are asymptomatic or have minimal symptoms, some develop salpingitis, endometritis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, ectopic pregnancy and tubal factor infertility. It is associated with an increased risk for the transmission or acquisition of HIV and is also attributed to be a risk factor for the development of cervical carcinoma. Early diagnosis and treatment of infected individuals is required to prevent the spread of the disease and severe sequelae. Traditionally, tissue culture was considered the gold standard for the diagnosis. However, with the availability of newer diagnostic techniques particularly molecular methods which are not only highly sensitive and specific but are cost-effective also, the diagnosis has became fast and easy. The purpose of this review is to study the various aspects of genital C. trachomatis infection. Also the advances related to the clinical picture, various diagnostic modalities, prevention, treatment, drug resistance and control measures will be dealt with.

  20. Novel overlapping coding sequences in Chlamydia trachomatis

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    Jensen, Klaus Thorleif; Petersen, Lise; Falk, Søren

    2006-01-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis is the aetiological agent of trachoma and sexually transmitted infections. The C. trachomatis genome sequence revealed an organism adapted to the intracellular habitat with a high coding ratio and a small genome consisting of 1.042-kilobase (kb) with 895 annotated protein...... of the novel genes in C. trachomatis Serovar A and Chlamydia muridarum. Several of the genes have typical gene-like and protein-like features. Furthermore, we confirm transcriptional activity from 10 of the putative genes. The combined evidence suggests that at least seven of the 15 are protein coding genes...

  1. Prevalence of Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection among Female ...

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    Alasia Datonye

    . Nigeria. The aim of this research is to determine the prevalence of and predictive risk factors for Chlamydia trachomatis infection among female undergraduate students of the University of Port Harcourt. Methods: Four hundred undergraduate ...

  2. Chlamydia trachomatis Mip-like protein

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    Lundemose, AG; Rousch, DA; Birkelund, Svend

    1992-01-01

    A 27 kDa Chlamydia trachomatis Mip-like protein with homology of a 175-amino-acid C-terminal fragment to the surface-exposed Legionella pneumophila mip-gene product has previously been described. In this paper the entire chlamydia Mip-like sequence of C. trachomatis serovar L2 (lymphogranuloma...... venereum (LGV) biovar) is presented. The sequence shows high similarity to the legionella Mip protein and its C-terminal region, like that of the legionella Mip, has high amino acid similarity to eukaryotic and prokaryotic FK506-binding proteins. The chlamydial mip-like gene was detected by polymerase...... chain reaction (PCR) in other C. trachomatis serovars and by sequencing of the mip-like genes of serovars B and E (trachoma biovar) was shown to be highly conserved within the two major biovars of C. trachomatis. Monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies raised against the recombinant Mip-like protein failed...

  3. Forekomst af Chlamydia trachomatis hos værnepligtige

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    Søgaard, P; Møller, B R; Thorsen, Poul

    1996-01-01

    The purpose of the investigation was 1) to determine the prevalence of C. trachomatis among young men and women enrolled in military service, 2) to compare enzyme-immunoassay (EIA) of a urethral swab with a sample of first voided morning urine, 3) to determine frequency of earlier venereal diseases...... (VD) and actual symptoms of urethritis and cervicitis. EIA positive specimens were confirmed by immunofluorescent microscopy. The investigation comprised 831 men and 80 women (17-26 years). The prevalence was 5.7% (95% confidence limits 4.2-7.4%) and 15% (8-25%) for men and women, respectively (p ....005, chi 2). The agreement between the results of the urethral swab and the urine sample was low. Sensitivity and positive predictive value for urethral swab was better than for urine. The handling of urine specimens was more laborious and confirmation more difficult. The percentage of actual symptoms...

  4. Chlamydia trachomatis in non-specific urethritis.

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    Terho, P

    1978-01-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis was isolated from 58.5% of 159 patients with non-specific urethritis (NSU) using irradiated McCoy cell cultures. Patients with persistent Chlamydia-positive NSU remained Chlamydia-positive each time they were examined before treatment and patients with Chlamydia-negative NSU remained Chlamydia-negative during the course of the illness. Neither the duration of symptoms of urethritis nor a history of previous urethritis affected the chlamydial isolation rate significantly. Of 40 patients with severe discharge 30 (75%) harboured C. trachomatis. One-third of the Chlamydia-positive patients had a severe urethral discharge, while this was present in only 15% of Chlamydia-negative patients. Complications--such as conjunctivitis, arthritis, and epididymitis--were more severe in men with Chlamdia-positive NSU than in those with Chlamydia-negative NSU. Of 64 men matched for sexual promiscuity but without urethritis, none harboured C. trachomatis in his urethra. This differs significantly (P less than 0.001) when compared with patients with NSU. C. trachomatis was isolated from the urogenital tract in 24 (42%) out of 57 female sexual contacts of patients with NSU. The presence of C. trachomatis in the women correlated significantly (P less than 0.001) with the isolation of the agent from their male contacts. These findings give further evidence for the aetiological role of C. trachomatis in non-specific urethritis and its sexual transmission. PMID:678958

  5. Chlamydia trachomatis Infections: Implications for Pregnant Adolescents and Their Infants

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    Marlene Melzer-Lange

    1994-01-01

    trachomatis in pregnant adolescents. This study was undertaken to determine if aggressive screening for C. trachomatis in pregnant adolescents and early treatment with erythromycin can prevent complications in their newborn infants.

  6. Estado actual de los estudios de conservación de las pinturas rupestres esquemáticas del Monte Valonsadero (Soria y propuestas para su protección y salvaguarda

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    Eugenio Sanz Pérez

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available El primero de los autores reúne aquí su experiencia, de más de veinte años de estudio y seguimiento de las pinturas rupestres esquemáticas del Monte Valonsadero, con las síntesis —que él mismo traza y los demás autores anotan, corrigen o amplían— de los trabajos de estudio de la alteración de las areniscas que soportan los paneles pintados, de los análisis mineralógicos de sus pinturas y de la conservación y posible medidas para su protección, cuando se aproxima el año 2001, fecha en que este interesante núcleo de arte rupestre cumplirá cincuenta años de su descubrimiento. El interés de los autores está centrado en la necesidad de salvaguardar este tipo de manifestaciones, para lo cual entienden como prioritario el conocimiento de su estado de conservación y la llamada de atención a la Administración a fin de que ésta desarrolle sobre aquéllas cuantas actuaciones sean precisas para cumplir con la inexorable obligación de legarlas, al menos en su situación actual, a la posterioridad.The first one oí the authors assembles his experience of more than twenty-year-old study made of the schematic rock paintings in Monte Valonsadero, together with the syntheses —also made by him and later revised by the other authors— firstly of the studies of the alteration of the sandstone which support the paintings, secondly of the mineralogical analysis of the paint, and finally aiming to the preservation and possible actions for their protection. This article has an especial significance owing to the closeness of the year 2001, date on which the discovery of this interesting cave art nucleus will be fifty years of age. The main interest of tfie authors aims at the necessity of safeguarding tfiis type of paintings and ttiat is why they give priority to the knowledge of the preservation level in which the paintings are and, at the same time, they make a cali on the Authorities attention so that they could make any precise action

  7. In vivo activities of Baicalin against Chlamydia trachomatis

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    2010-03-15

    Mar 15, 2010 ... Our previous studies have shown that Baicalin could effectively inhibit Chlamydia trachomatis in vitro. In this study, Baicalin was tested for potential antichlamydial activity using a murine genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection model. It was demonstrated that Baicalin significantly reduced C. trachomatis.

  8. Estado actual y perspectiva de las pruebas relacionadas con el estudio de la función tiroidea Present state and prospects of tests related to the thyroid function study

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    Ernesto Alavez Martín

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Las enfermedades tiroideas pueden ser diagnosticadas, en la mayoría de los casos, por la clínica. Sin embargo, existen situaciones que requieren de las pruebas de función tiroidea con el fin de valorar correctamente al paciente en las etapas iniciales de la disfunción de esta glàndula, con el fin de establecer el tratamiento adecuado de forma individual y el seguimiento de la evolución de la enfermedad. En esta revisión hacemos referencia a las pruebas empleadas para valorar el estado de la función tiroidea y se señalan sus ventajas, limitaciones y tendencias actuales. La determinación de TSH por procederes de segunda y tercera generaciones permite establecer el diagnóstico del hipertiroidismo e hipotiroidismo primarios, aún en las formas subclínicas de ambos, al mostrar inhibición o hipersecreción, respectivamente, así como la dosis adecuada de l-levotiroxina y orientar a una causa hipofisaria de esta disfunción. La determinación de T4 es de gran valor para conocer la intensidad de la disfunción tiroidea y para valorar la eficacia del tratamiento en las primeras semanas de iniciado. La determinación de T3 tiene su principal indicación ante la sospecha de la presencia del llamado hipertiroidismo por T3. La determinación de T4 y T3 totales da lugar a una interpretación incorrecta en cuanto a las situaciones que modifican la globulina transportadora de tiroxina (TBG. La tendencia actual es al empleo de TSHs como prueba inicial para el diagnóstico de la disfunción tiroidea, la cual se debe indicar teniendo siempre en cuenta la clínica y, de ser necesario, asociarla a la determinación de T4 o T3 libres.The thyroid diseases may be diagnosed in most of cases by the clinics. However, there are circumstances that required thyroid function tests to correctly assess the patient in initial stages of thyroid dysfunction and give an adequate treatment on an individual basis and the follow-up of the disease. This review makes

  9. Tendencias actuales del constitucionalismo latinoamericano

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    El artículo analiza los cambios constitucionales que ha habido en América Latina y que han tenido incidencia directa en el progreso de la democracia en la región; de esta manera, hace una amplia comparación de la creación de instituciones que persiguen este fin en los diferentes estados. Desde una definición amplia y actual de democracia, se revelan sus principales focos de peligro como la ilegitimidad del Estado de derecho o la percepción de corrupción predominante en la población. El escrit...

  10. Chlamydia trachomatis Genotypes and the Swedish New Variant among Urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis Strains in Finland

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    Suvi Niemi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Our aims were to genotype Chlamydia trachomatis strains present in urogenital samples and to investigate the occurrence of the Swedish new variant of C. trachomatis in Finland. We genotyped 160 C. trachomatis positive samples with ompA real-time PCR and analyzed 495 samples for the new variant. The three most prevalent genotypes were E (40%, F (28%, and G (13%. Only two specimens containing bacteria with the variant plasmid were detected. It seems that in Finland the percentage of infections due to genotypes F and G has slightly increased during the last 20 years. Genotypes E and G appear to be more common, and genotypes J/Ja and I/Ia appear to be less common in Europe than in the USA. Although the genotype E was the most common genotype among C. trachomatis strains, the new variant was rarely found in Finland.

  11. Chemical cross-linking of Chlamydia trachomatis

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    Birkelund, Svend; Lundemose, AG; Christiansen, Gunna

    1988-01-01

    Purified elementary bodies (EBs) of Chlamydia trachomatis serovar L2 were analyzed by chemical cross-linking with disuccinimidyl selenodipropionate. The effect of the cross-linking was analyzed by immunoblotting sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis-separated components which...

  12. The current state of evidence regarding the health effects of wifi communication systems Sistemas de comunicación wifi y efectos sobre la salud. El estado de las evidencias actuales Sistemas de comunicação wifi e efeitos na saúde: O estado atual da evidência

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    Francisco Vargas Marcos

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    regulan su funcionamiento, los niveles de emisión autorizados y los niveles observados en algunos estudios específicos.Hasta el momento se han realizado muy pocos trabajos específicos de los efectos sobre la salud derivados de la exposición a las RF que emiten estos sistemas. En este trabajo se describen las principales evaluaciones de riesgo y los estudios más relevantes publicados por agencias internacionales especializadas de reconocido prestigio. Se detalla el estado actual del conocimiento sobre los efectos de las RF sobre la salud y las recomendaciones internacionales formuladas sobre la seguridad de estas tecnologías.Se concluye que no hay evidencia consistente hasta la fecha de que la exposición a señales de radiofrecuencia procedentes de wifi, por debajo de los niveles aceptados internacionalmente, tengan efectos adversos para la salud de la población general. No hay razones que justifiquen que los sistemas wifi deban ser retirados de las escuelas o que no deban ser utilizados por otros grupos de la población.Em alguns meios de comunicação social foi veiculada informação sobre supostos riscos para a saúde, especialmente em contexto escolar, com origem na exposição às Radiofrequências (RF emitidas pelos sistemas de telecomunicação sem fios (Wi-Fi na sua abreviatura em inglês. Estas notícias geraram pedidos de informação a que as autoridades de saúde com responsabilidade na área da saúde ambiental devem responder de forma transparentes, clara, eficaz e baseada no conhecimento científico atual. Neste trabalho descrevem-se as principais características técnicas destes sistemas, as normas que regulam o seu funcionamento, os níveis de emissão autorizados e os níveis observados em alguns estudos específicos.Até ao momento realizaram-se muito poucos trabalhos específicos sobre os efeitos na saúde derivados da exposição às RF que emitem estes sistemas. Neste trabalho mencionam-se as principais avaliações de risco e os estudos

  13. Chlamydia trachomatis infection in infants: a prospective study.

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    Preece, P M; Anderson, J M; Thompson, R G

    1989-01-01

    In a prospective study of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in pregnancy, 198 mothers positive for chlamydial antigen were identified; the infants of 174 were followed for up to six months and C trachomatis was recovered in cell culture from 43 infants (25%). Conjunctivitis occurred in significantly more infants who were positive for C trachomatis (20 of 43, 47%) than in those who were negative (18 of 131, 14%). There were also significantly more lower respiratory tract infections among infants...

  14. Polarized Cell Division of Chlamydia trachomatis.

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    Yasser Abdelrahman

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    Full Text Available Bacterial cell division predominantly occurs by a highly conserved process, termed binary fission, that requires the bacterial homologue of tubulin, FtsZ. Other mechanisms of bacterial cell division that are independent of FtsZ are rare. Although the obligate intracellular human pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis, the leading bacterial cause of sexually transmitted infections and trachoma, lacks FtsZ, it has been assumed to divide by binary fission. We show here that Chlamydia divides by a polarized cell division process similar to the budding process of a subset of the Planctomycetes that also lack FtsZ. Prior to cell division, the major outer-membrane protein of Chlamydia is restricted to one pole of the cell, and the nascent daughter cell emerges from this pole by an asymmetric expansion of the membrane. Components of the chlamydial cell division machinery accumulate at the site of polar growth prior to the initiation of asymmetric membrane expansion and inhibitors that disrupt the polarity of C. trachomatis prevent cell division. The polarized cell division of C. trachomatis is the result of the unipolar growth and FtsZ-independent fission of this coccoid organism. This mechanism of cell division has not been documented in other human bacterial pathogens suggesting the potential for developing Chlamydia-specific therapeutic treatments.

  15. Conocimiento epidemiológico y situación actual de la enfermedad de Chagas en el estado de Jalisco, México Epidemiologic knowledge and current situation of Chagas disease in the state of Jalisco, Mexico

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    Felipe Lozano-Kasten

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available La enfermedad de Chagas en el estado de Jalisco, México, apareció por primera vez en 1967, aunque su conocimiento ha seguido un proceso lento. Entre los años de 1967 y 2006 se describió la enfermedad en sus formas agudas y crónicas; se identificaron las especies de vectores y se aisló el parásito Trypanosoma cruzi, que luego se caracterizó en el plano genético. La magnitud de la infección en el hombre se determinó con estudios serológicos en diversas poblaciones, así como en donadores de sangre. En la actualización presente del conocimiento de la enfermedad en el estado de Jalisco se mostró la necesidad de incrementar las investigaciones sobre la epidemiología de la enfermedad de Chagas, así como los estudios clínicos para determinar la salud de los individuos y las poblaciones.Chagas disease in the state of Jalisco, Mexico was described for the first time in 1967; however, knowledge on the disease remains in a slow process. Between 1967 and 2006, the disease was described in its acute and chronic forms. The vector species have been identified, and the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi has been isolated and genetically characterized. Also, the magnitude of the infection in humans has been determined through serological studies of different populations as well as of blood donors. The up-to-dateness of knowledge of the disease in the state of Jalisco, unveils a necessity of increased research on the epidemiology of Chagas disease as well as on clinical studies to assess the health of individuals and the populations.

  16. Conocimiento actual sobre la nutria neotropical (Lontra longicaudis annectens en el estado de Durango, México Current status of knowledge on the neotropical otter (Lontra longicaudis annectens in Durango, Mexico

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    Juan F. Charre-Medellín

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Se revisó el estado del conocimiento sobre la distribución de la nutria neotropical (Lontra longicaudis para el estado de Durango, México, con base en bibliografía previa y 2 nuevos registros basados en excretas. Sólo 3 de los reportes históricos disponibles estuvieron documentados con evidencia física u observaciones. El análisis de las excretas reveló principalmente restos de peces, en su mayoría nativos. Catostomus plebeius, Campostoma ornatum, Gila conspersa, Carassius auratus y Scartomyzon austrinus no se habían registrado previamente en la dieta de L. longicaudis en México. La presencia de la nutria neotropical en las partes altas y media de 3 grandes cuencas (Mezquital-San Pedro, Nazas y Grande de Santiago apunta a la importancia de preservar las cabeceras de estos ríos, donde la nutria puede persistir aún cuando sus partes bajas tengan un fuerte efecto antropogénico.An update on the state of knowledge on the neotropical otter (Lontra longicaudis for the state of Durango, Mexico is presented based on the revision of literature reports and the addition of 2 new records. Upon revision, only 3 of the previous reports are supported by physical evidence or observations; and 2 more are newly documented records based on scats. Analysis of these samples indicated that the main items consumed by otters in Durango were mostly native fishes. Catostomus plebeius, Campostoma ornatum, Gila conspersa, Carassius auratus and Scartomyzon austrinus had not been recorded previously in the neotropical otter's diet. Neotropical otters are able to persist at the headwaters of at least 3 major basins (San Pedro-Mezquital, Nazas, and Grande de Santiago even though strong anthropogenic disturbances have already occurred downstream, thus pointing to the need of effective conservation strategies for these areas.

  17. Antibodies to Chlamydia trachomatis in patients presenting with ...

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    Antibodies to Chlamydia trachomatis in patients presenting with ectopic pregnancy at Groote Schuur hospital. ... South African Medical Journal ... While the role of C. trachomatis infection in women who develop ectopic pregnancies needs to be explored further, it seems wise to treat them all with empirical antibiotics at the ...

  18. Chlamydia trachomatis in cervicitis and urethritis in women.

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    Paavonen, J; Vesterinen, E

    1982-01-01

    In the Scandinavian countries today, Chlamydia trachomatis seems to be the most important cause of sexually transmitted diseases. Although C. trachomatis is most prevalent in symptomatic women and in persons visiting venereal disease clinics, the asymptomatic carrier rate, particularly in young women, appears to be surprisingly high. In addition to young age and level of sexual activity, the use of oral contraceptives and the presence of cervical ectopy are important risk factors for chlamydial infection. Chlamydial cervicitis often is characterized by a hypertrophic follicular appearance, with severe edema, erythema, friability, and endocervical mucopurulent discharge. On colposcopy, an atypical transformation zone is frequently observed. Papanicolaou smears taken from C. trachomatis culture-positive patients often reveal benign atypias and dyskaryotic changes. C. trachomatis, therefore, being a venereally transmitted intracellular organism, may well play a role in the development of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). Future studies on patients with cytological atypias, therefore, also should include tests for C. trachomatis. Prospective studies are needed to determine the natural history and outcome of C. trachomatis-associated atypias and their behavior after adequate therapy. A large proportion of C. trachomatis-infected women also are culture-positive from the urethra. The demonstration that C. trachomatis is a common causative agent of acute urethral syndrome (also called abacterial urethritis, dysuria-pyuria syndrome) in women has been a valuable contribution. The diagnosis of pyuria in a patient with abacterial dysuria is of critical importance, since it suggests a chlamydial etiology and thus is a potentially treatable condition.

  19. Prevalence of chlamydia trachomatis in patients attending the ...

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    Study objective: To determine the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in patients presenting for termination of pregnancy. Chlamydia trachomatis is associated with severe morbidity and determining the prevalence would be a big step forward towards possible instituting a screening process or a universal ...

  20. Chlamydia trachomatis and placental inflammation in early preterm delivery

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    G.I.J.G. Rours (Ingrid); R.R. de Krijger (Ronald); A. Ott (Alewijn); H.F. Willemse; R. de Groot (Ronald); L.J.I. Zimmermann (Luc); R.F. Kornelisse (René); H.A. Verbrugh (Henri); R.P.A.J. Verkooijen (Roel)

    2011-01-01

    textabstractChlamydia trachomatis may infect the placenta and subsequently lead to preterm delivery. Our aim was to evaluate the relationship between the presence of Chlamydia trachomatis and signs of placental inflammation in women who delivered at 32 weeks gestation or less. Setting: placental

  1. Chlamydia trachomatis and placental inflammation in early preterm delivery

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    Rours, G.I.J.G.; Krijger, R.R. de; Ott, A.; Willemse, H.F.; Groot, R. de; Zimmermann, L.J.; Kornelisse, R.F.; Verbrugh, H.A.; Verkooijen, R.P.

    2011-01-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis may infect the placenta and subsequently lead to preterm delivery. Our aim was to evaluate the relationship between the presence of Chlamydia trachomatis and signs of placental inflammation in women who delivered at 32 weeks gestation or less. Setting: placental histology and

  2. The prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among infertile ...

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    Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common cause of sexually transmitted diseases that is not of viral origin and there is accumulating evidence of a significant role played by this pathogen in causing male factor infertility. This study thus aimed to determine the prevalence of C. trachomatis among infertile males and to ...

  3. Seroevidence Of Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection In Infertile Male ...

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    Given the lack of information concerning the role of Chlamydia trachomatis in male infertility, it has become imperative to analyse the quality of semen of male with seroevidence of antibody to Chlamydia trachomatis infection. A total of 156 male patients attending the Human Reproduction Research Programme/Invitro ...

  4. Antropología jurídica y superposición de sistemas normativos Estado/nación - pueblos indígenas: el caso actual del pueblo Mapuche.

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    Andrea Aravena Reyes

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    Full Text Available La realidad de los pueblos indígenas tiene características muy variadas y complejas, que han sido abordadas desde distintas áreas del conocimiento, entre ellas la Antropología política y la Antropología jurídica, disciplinas que prestan especial atención a las dinámicas de poder. En el caso de esta investigación , dichas dinámicas se expresan en la relación jurídico-política que regula la interacción o interfaz entre el pueblo mapuche y el Estado de Chile en materia judicial. El presente artículo aborda el marco jurídico nacional chileno y el sistema consuetudinario mapuche, como expresiones culturales en diálogo y como fenómenos en interacción asimétrica y en conflicto. Para tales efectos, se analiza la perspectiva de los diferentes actores que participan en el proceso de interfaz jurídica, particularmente, en el contexto establecido por la Ley Indígena 19.253 (1993 y el Convenio 169 de la OIT. El interés por indagar en la materia corresponde a la necesidad de comprender las dinámicas que se despliegan en el encuentro e interacción de cuerpos o sistemas jurídicos y sociales culturalmente diferenciados.

  5. Active trachoma and ocular Chlamydia trachomatis infection in two Gambian regions: on course for elimination by 2020?

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    Emma M Harding-Esch

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Trachoma has been endemic in The Gambia for decades. National trachoma control activities have been in place since the mid-1980's, but with no mass antibiotic treatment campaign. We aimed to assess the prevalence of active trachoma and of actual ocular Chlamydia trachomatis infection as measured by polymerase chain reaction (PCR in the two Gambian regions that had had the highest prevalence of trachoma in the last national survey in 1996 prior to planned national mass antibiotic treatment distribution in 2006.Two stage random sampling survey in 61 randomly selected Enumeration Areas (EAs in North Bank Region (NBR and Lower River Region (LRR. Fifty randomly selected children aged under 10 years were examined per EA for clinical signs of trachoma. In LRR, swabs were taken to test for ocular C. trachomatis infection. Unadjusted prevalences of active trachoma were calculated, as would be done in a trachoma control programme. The prevalence of trachomatous inflammation, follicular (TF in the 2777 children aged 1-9 years was 12.3% (95% CI 8.8%-17.0% in LRR and 10.0% (95% CI 7.7%-13.0% in NBR, with significant variation within divisions (p<0.01, and a design effect of 3.474. Infection with C. trachomatis was found in only 0.3% (3/940 of children in LRR.This study shows a large discrepancy between the prevalence of trachoma clinical signs and ocular C. trachomatis infection in two Gambian regions. Assessment of trachoma based on clinical signs alone may lead to unnecessary treatment, since the prevalence of active trachoma remains high but C. trachomatis infection has all but disappeared. Assuming that repeated infection is required for progression to blinding sequelae, blinding trachoma is on course for elimination by 2020 in The Gambia.

  6. Immunoelectron microscopy of lipopolysaccharide in Chlamydia trachomatis

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    Birkelund, Svend; Lundemose, AG; Christiansen, Gunna

    1989-01-01

    Monoclonal antibodies (MAb) specific for Chlamydia trachomatis lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and major outer membrane protein (MOMP) were used for immunoelectron microscopy analysis. MAb specific for MOMP showed strong reaction with the chlamydial surface, whereas MAb specific for LPS showed strong...... association of gold particles with the periphery of the chlamydial body. After fixation of the chlamydia cells, the reactivity was, however, similar to the anti-MOMP reactivity. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay showed that MAb specific for LPS could remove LPS from the chlamydial membrane....

  7. The prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in pregnant women.

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    Leszczyńska-Gorzelak, Bozena; Darmochwal-Kolarz, Dorota; Borowiec-Blinowska, Agnieszka; Oleszczuk, Jan

    2005-01-01

    The aim of our study was to estimate the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection, the risk factors, the impact of the infection on the course of pregnancy and the condition of neonates born from pregnancies complicated by Chlamydia trachomatis infection. 558 pregnant women aged 18-42 yrs, between the 4th and 40th week of pregnancy recruited from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical Academy Lublin, and 10 men, partners of Chlamydia trachomatis infected patients were included in the study. All patients were examined using an immunoenzymatic method (MEIA). The ligase chain reaction (LCR) method was used only in cases of Chlamydia trachomatis detection with the use of MEIA method, in male partners of infected women and in patients with a cervical erosion and with a mucopurulent cervicitis. There were 64 women and 10 men who were examined using the LCR method. Positive results of MEIA test were found in 10 women (1.8% of studied population). Among men, the infection by Chlamydia trachomatis was present in 9 cases (90%). There were no infections with Chlamydia trachomatis in the group of neonates born from infected mothers. The prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection was 1.8% in the studied group. The factors favourable for an infection are: young, unmarried patients, residents of towns or cities and changes in the cervix such as cervicitis or ectopy. In the cases of pathological pregnancy we should take into account Chlamydia trachomatis infections as a cause of abdominal pain or premature uterine contractions. The test towards Chlamydia trachomatis infection should be performed in pregnant patients to decrease the rate of pregnancy complications.

  8. NNDSS - Table II. Chlamydia trachomatis infection to Coccidioidomycosis

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — NNDSS - Table II. Chlamydia trachomatis infection to Coccidioidomycosis - 2018. In this Table, provisional cases of selected notifiable diseases (≥1,000 cases...

  9. NNDSS - Table II. Chlamydia trachomatis infection to Coccidioidomycosis

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — NNDSS - Table II. Chlamydia trachomatis infection to Coccidioidomycosis - 2018. In this Table, provisional cases of selected notifiable diseases (≥1,000 cases...

  10. Cytochemical localization of glycogen in Chlamydia trachomatis inclusions.

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    Chiappino, M L; Dawson, C; Schachter, J; Nichols, B A

    1995-01-01

    The origin and distribution of glycogen in inclusions of Chlamydia trachomatis were demonstrated with silver proteinate stain for electron microscopy. Glycogen particles were detected in all developmental stages of C. trachomatis, as well as free in the inclusions. Intrachlamydial glycogen was most common in elementary bodies but was also detected in intermediate forms and reticulate bodies (RBs). Abnormal divisions and breakdown of cytoplasmic membranes were common in RBs. Cytoplasmic conten...

  11. De kans op 'pelvic inflammatory disease' bij urogenitale infectie met Chlamydia trachomatis; literatuuronderzoek

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    Boeke, A. J. P.; van Bergen, J. E. A. M.; Morré, S. A.; van Everdingen, J. J. E.

    2005-01-01

    To determine the rate of PID in women with genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection. Systematic literature review. MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched over the years 1975-2003 using the keywords 'Chlamydia trachomatis', 'complication', 'pelvic (inflammatory disease)', 'PID', 'endometritis', 'adnexitis',

  12. De kans op 'pelvic inflammatory disease' bij urogenitale infectie met Chlamydia trachomatis; literatuuronderzoek

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    Boeke, A.J.P.; van Bergen, J.E.; Morre, S.A.; van Everdingen, J.J.E.

    2005-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To determine the rate of PID in women with genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection. DESIGN: Systematic literature review. METHOD: MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched over the years 1975-2003 using the keywords 'Chlamydia trachomatis', 'complication', 'pelvic (inflammatory disease)', 'PID',

  13. Chlamydia trachomatis infection during pregnancy: knowledge, test practices, and attitudes of Dutch midwives.

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    Pereboom, M.T.R.; Manniën, J.; Rours, G.I.J.G.; Spelten, E.R.; Hutton, E.K.; Schellevis, F.G.

    2014-01-01

    Background: Chlamydia trachomatis infection in pregnancy may lead to adverse pregnancy outcomes. In the Netherlands, testing for C. trachomatis is based on risk assessment. We assessed midwives' knowledge, test practices, assessment of risk behavior, and attitudes regarding testing for C.

  14. Rapid screening for Chlamydia trachomatis infection by detecting ?-mannosidase activity in urogenital tract specimens

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    Wang, Ze-yu; Fu, Guang-yu; Wang, Shan-mei; Qin, Dong-chun; Wang, Zhong-quan; Cui, Jing

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    Abstract Background Chlamydia trachomatis may cause multiple different urogenital tract disorders, but current non-culture assays for rapid screening of C. trachomatis typically use immunochromatography-based methods. We established another new rapid non-culture method for detection of C. trachomatis based on the measurement of α-mannosidase enzymatic activity in urogenital tract specimens. Method To evaluate the performance of this method, α-mannosidase activities of C. trachomatis serotype ...

  15. Estado Nueva Esparta

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    Cecilia Bracho Toro

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Se diagnostica la situación actual de los conocimientos tradicionales de la palma datilera, sus derivados y su uso como atractivo turístico cultural del Municipio Díaz, Estado Nueva Esparta. Es un estudio descriptivo y de campo realizado específicamente en la comunidad de Fuentidueño, basado en entrevistas semi-estructuradas. Se concluye que la comunidad posee un cúmulo de conocimientos tradicionales, basados en saberes. Existe poca participación de las nuevas generaciones, en aprender los conocimientos tradicionales respecto al datilero y sus derivados. Se formulan recomendaciones: legales, educativos y comunitarias para la incorporación de los conocimientos tradicionales del datilero y sus derivados dentro de los atractivos turísticos culturales del Municipio.

  16. Tendencias actuales del constitucionalismo latinoamericano

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    Jorge Carpizo

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza los cambios constitucionales que ha habido en América Latina y que han tenido incidencia directa en el progreso de la democracia en la región; de esta manera, hace una amplia comparación de la creación de instituciones que persiguen este fin en los diferentes estados. Desde una definición amplia y actual de democracia, se revelan sus principales focos de peligro como la ilegitimidad del Estado de derecho o la percepción de corrupción predominante en la población. El escrito hace un estudio de los atributos más importantes que pueden encontrarse actualmente en esta parte del continente, y no todos ellos parecen ser siempre optimistas; tal es el caso, por ejemplo, de los referendos cuando no son conducidos conforme a la ley o los no siempre exitosos gobiernos divididos y de coalición. Es claro que el avance en materia de democracia ha sido significativo en los últimos treinta años, pero aún existen factores de riesgo que no deben perderse de vista puesto que resulta imperativo seguir el camino sin retroceder.

  17. Tendencias Actuales del Constitucionalismo Latinoamericano

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    Jorge Carpizo

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza los cambios constitucionales que ha habido en América Latina y que han tenido incidencia directa en el progreso de la democracia en la región; de esta manera, hace una amplia comparación de la creación de instituciones que persiguen este fin en los diferentes estados. Desde una definición amplia y actual de democracia, se revelan sus principales focos de peligro como la ilegitimidad del Estado de derecho o la percepción de corrupción predominante en la población. El escrito hace un estudio de los atributos más importantes que pueden encontrarse actualmente en esta parte del continente, y no todos ellos parecen ser siempre optimistas; tal es el caso, por ejemplo, de los referendos cuando no son conducidos conforme a la ley o los no siempre exitosos gobiernos divididos y de coalición. Es claro que el avance en materia de democracia ha sido significativo en los últimos treinta años, pero aún existen factores de riesgo que no deben perderse de vista puesto que resulta imperativo seguir el camino sin retroceder.

  18. THE PREVALENCE OF CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS INFECTION IN SAINT-PETERSBURG

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract. Chlamydia trachomatis causes various diseases of reproductive organs. Only limited data on the incidence of urogenital chlamydia infection in the Russian Federation are available. The main goal of this study was to detect the prevalence of infection associated with Chlamydia trachomatis in citizens of St.Petersburg. Overall 3833 individuals including 2190 children and adolescents aged from 0 to 18 years old and 1643 adults aged 19–70 years old were tested in 2008–2010. This group included patients with acute and chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility as well as patients without clinical symptoms of Chlamydia infection. The high level of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among newborns and dramatic increase of the infection among adolescents were determined. These results support urgent needs to develop adequate preventive measures to control Chlamydia trachomatis infection in the population. The effectiveness of different laboratory tests to detect Chlamydia trachomatis infection depends on the causative agent localization in the macroorganism, on acuity of infection process and on immune response. The combined using of different laboratory tests give the possibility to obtain objective results about Chlamydia etiology role in inflammatory disease of urogenital tract as well as about prevalence of infection in regions of the country.

  19. Flavonoid Naringenin: A Potential Immunomodulator for Chlamydia trachomatis Inflammation

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    Abebayehu N. Yilma

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    Full Text Available Chlamydia trachomatis, the agent of bacterial sexually transmitted infections, can manifest itself as either acute cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, or a chronic asymptomatic infection. Inflammation induced by C. trachomatis contributes greatly to the pathogenesis of disease. Here we evaluated the anti-inflammatory capacity of naringenin, a polyphenolic compound, to modulate inflammatory mediators produced by mouse J774 macrophages infected with live C. trachomatis. Infected macrophages produced a broad spectrum of inflammatory cytokines (GM-CSF, TNF, IL-1β, IL-1α, IL-6, IL-12p70, and IL-10 and chemokines (CCL4, CCL5, CXCL1, CXCL5, and CXCL10 which were downregulated by naringenin in a dose-dependent manner. Enhanced protein and mRNA gene transcript expressions of TLR2 and TLR4 in addition to the CD86 costimulatory molecule on infected macrophages were modulated by naringenin. Pathway-specific inhibition studies disclosed that p38 mitogen-activated-protein kinase (MAPK is involved in the production of inflammatory mediators by infected macrophages. Notably, naringenin inhibited the ability of C. trachomatis to phosphorylate p38 in macrophages, suggesting a potential mechanism of its attenuation of concomitantly produced inflammatory mediators. Our data demonstrates that naringenin is an immunomodulator of inflammation triggered by C. trachomatis, which possibly may be mediated upstream by modulation of TLR2, TLR4, and CD86 receptors on infected macrophages and downstream via the p38 MAPK pathway.

  20. [Chlamydia trachomatis and urogenital mycoplasms in nonconococcal urethritis in men].

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    Vesić, Sonja; Vukićević, Jelica; Gvozdenović, Eleonora; Skiljević, Dusan; Janosević, Slobodanka; Medenica, Ljiljana

    2010-01-01

    Nongonococcal urethritis is the most common sexually transmitted infection in men, with vast majority of the etiological agents such as Chlamydia trachomatis, followed by urogenital mycoplasmas. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis, Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis in nongonococcal urethritis in men, and to examine infections associated with these agents. Material and methods 299 sexually active, heterosexual men with nongonococcal urethritis were included into the study. Urethral samples were taken with a dacron swab placed into the urethra up to 2-3 cm. The Direct immunofluorescence technique was performed for identification of Chlamydia trachomatis. Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis were detected with Mycoplasma IST assay. Chlamydia trachomatis was detected in 22.75%, Uraeplasma urealyticum in 21.08% and Mycoplasma hominis in 8.02% cases. We found no significant differences in prevalence between Chlamydia trachomatis and Ureaplasma urealyticym (p > 0.05). Monoinfections were found in 51.85% with significantly higher rate (p urethritis with prevalence of 51.85% in monoinfections and 11.70% in associated infections. In 36.45% of cases the etiology of urethritis was not elucidated. These results suggest that more sensitive diagnostic tool should be applied when searching for the derailed etiology of nongonococcal urethritis.

  1. El estado actual de los ambientes del agua

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    Mateu Bellés, Joan F.; Camarasa Belmonte, Ana María

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    Los ambientes del agua –recursos singulares por sus funciones en la naturaleza y por sus prestaciones y connotaciones para los grupos humanos- son un valioso patrimonio. En concreto, los lagos, los ríos y las masas marinas y subterráneas constituyen bienes territoriales que aportan diversidad ecológica, estructuran paisajes y, a menudo, son utilizados por los humanos para el desarrollo de sus actividades (Martín Montalvo, 1996). A lo largo del tiempo, los ambientes del agua no son estables e...

  2. El estado actual de los derechos fundamentales en Honduras

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    Gómez Bueso, Francisco Daniel

    2007-01-01

    De manera análoga a lo que sucede en otros países de la región, la regulación de los derechos fundamentales en la legislación hondureña es relativamente completa, pero muchos de ellos carecen de plena vigencia en la práctica cotidiana. Tras varios periodos de inestabilidad política e institucional, particularmente en el siglo XX, caracterizados por las frecuentes interrupciones del régimen constitucional por gobiernos militares, la nueva etapa democrática abierta con la vige...

  3. Estado actual de fruticultura colombiana y perspectivas para su desarrollo

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    Diego Miranda Lasprilla

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available La horticultura en Colombia comprende las áreas de floricultura, fruticultura, olerícultura, producción de plantas aromáticas y medicinales y la horticultura urbana. La promoción y desarrollo del sector frutícola representa para Colombia una importante fuente de crecimiento de la agricultura, de generación de empleo rural y de desarrollo con equidad para las distintas regiones puesto que las frutas pueden asentarse en los diversos pisos térmicos de que dispone el país, a la vez que conforma una producción administrada con criterios de eficiencia y sostenibilidad en escalas que van desde micro, pequeños y medianos productores hasta grandes productores y empresas. Durante las últimas cuatro décadas el área sembrada en frutas expresa una dinámica de constante crecimiento, consiguiendo así aumentar su participación tanto en el área dedicada a cultivos no transables, como en el total del área de la agricultura sin café. Así, mientras en 1970 la participación del área frutícola en los no transables era del 1,6%, en el 2005 ésta era del 12,6%. Las áreas plantadas en frutas en Colombia pasaron de 191.035 ha en 2003 a 225.325 ha en 2007 lo que representa un crecimiento de 17,9 %, mientras que los volúmenes de producción pasaron de 2.675.736 t a 3.279.264 t en el mismo período en 47 especies frutícolas. El Plan Frutícola Nacional - PFN, constituye una propuesta estratégica conformada por conjunto coherente de objetivos, estrategias y programas que, con base en una visión de futuro, buscan la meta inicial de duplicar el área de la producción frutícola nacional, asegurar las condiciones tecnológicas y de innovación para una producción sostenible y de calidad, agregar valor en la cadena frutícola, y lograr una vinculación plena en los mercados internacionales. Se busca que los participantes conozcan los principales desarrollos de la fruticultura Colombiana, sus retos y oportunidades para la próxima década.

  4. Estado actual y perspectivas de la domótica

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    Recuero, A.

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    An Intelligent House is the one that allows "a better quality of living through technology, a reduction of domestic tasks, an increase of the well-being and safety of dwellers, and a rationalization of the different consumers power; it includes automatized groups of equipments, usually associated by functions, which have the capacity of interactively communicate between them through an "integrated multimedia domestic bus". For this purpose, the Intelligent House foresees the execution of cert...

  5. Estado actual del tratamiento del cáncer pulmonar

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    Dr. Clavero R. José Miguel

    2013-07-01

    Pese a la letalidad de esta neoplasia y el aumento de su incidencia a nivel mundial, los avances que se describen en el presente artículo permiten vislumbrar un mejor futuro para los pacientes con cáncer pulmonar.

  6. [Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis antigen in cases of cervicitis and patients with vaginal discharge].

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    Aksoy, A M

    1993-10-01

    This study was carried on 129 women of 16-62 age group, with complaints of vaginal discharge, genital itching and soreness, dysuria and pollakiuria. Endocervical specimens were investigated for Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) antigen by ELISA. Risk factors for several gynecologic and obstetric pathologies and the role of C. trachomatis in mucopurulent cervicitis were emphasized. C. trachomatis antigen was found to be positive in 9 (7%) specimens. We concluded that, in cases of cervicitis, especially to prevent complications and social problems, the presence of C. trachomatis should also be investigated in addition to several viral, bacterial and fungal agents.

  7. Chlamydia trachomatis detection in cervical PreservCyt specimens from an Irish urban female population.

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    Keegan, H

    2012-02-01

    OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of cervical Chlamydia trachomatis infection by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in urban women undergoing routine cervical cytological screening and to investigate the relationship with age, cytology, smoking status and concurrent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. METHODS: A total of 996 women (age range 16-69 years) attending general practitioners for routine liquid-based cervical smear screening in the Dublin area were recruited in the study of prevalence of C. trachomatis. Informed consent was obtained and liquid-based cytology (LBC) specimens were sent for cytological screening. DNA was extracted from residual LBC and tested for C. trachomatis by PCR using the highly sensitive C. trachomatis plasmid (CTP) primers and for HPV infection using the MY09\\/11 primers directed to the HPV L1 gene in a multiplex format. RESULTS: The overall prevalence of C. trachomatis was 5.4%. Prevalence was highest in the <25 years age group (10%). Coinfection with HPV and C. trachomatis occurred in 1% of the screening population. A higher rate of smoking was observed in women positive for C. trachomatis, HPV infections or those with abnormal cervical cytology. Chlamydia trachomatis infection was not associated with abnormal cytology. CONCLUSIONS: Women (5.4%) presenting for routine cervical screening are infected with C. trachomatis. Opportunistic screening for C. trachomatis from PreservCyt sample taken at the time of cervical cytological screening may be a possible strategy to screen for C. trachomatis in the Irish female population.

  8. Use of polymerase chain reaction for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis

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    Østergaard, Lars; Birkelund, Svend; Christiansen, Gunna

    1990-01-01

    A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay was developed for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis DNA. From the published sequence of the common C. trachomatis plasmid, two primer sets were selected. Detection of amplified sequences was done by agarose gel electrophoresis of cleaved or uncleaved...... developed a closed system in which airborne contamination was minimized. Analysis of 228 clinical samples tested by cell culture, IDEIA enzyme immunosorbent assay (Medico-Nobel, Boots-Celltech Ltd., Berkshire, United Kingdom), and PCR showed a sensitivity of 100%, a specificity of 93% when PCR was compared...

  9. Chlamydia trachomatis infection and risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

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    Lehtinen, Matti; Ault, Kevin A; Lyytikainen, Erika

    2011-01-01

    High-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) is the primary cause of cervical cancer. As Chlamydia trachomatis is also linked to cervical cancer, its role as a potential co-factor in the development of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade 2 or higher was examined.......High-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) is the primary cause of cervical cancer. As Chlamydia trachomatis is also linked to cervical cancer, its role as a potential co-factor in the development of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade 2 or higher was examined....

  10. Antibodies to Chlamydia trachomatis heat shock proteins in women with tubal factor infertility are associated with prior infection by C. trachomatis but not by C. pneumoniae

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    Persson, K; Osser, S; Birkelund, Svend

    1999-01-01

    The antibody response to heat shock proteins 60 and 10 were studied in 163 patients with tubal factor infertility and in 163 age-matched pregnant women. The associations of these antibodies with specific antibodies to Chlamydia trachomatis and to Chlamydia pneumoniae as well as with antibodies...... proteins and to C. trachomatis but no independent influence of antibodies to C. pneumoniae. No interaction between C. trachomatis and C. pneumoniae suggesting a synergistic effect was found although the heat shock proteins from these two organisms are immunologically similar. Antibodies to the chlamydial...... lipopolysaccharide also seemed to be related to C. trachomatis and not to C. pneumoniae in these women....

  11. Technical characteristics and features of the most widely-known optoelectronic systems in the field of human moving biomechanics Características técnicas y prestaciones de los sistemas optoelectrónicos más difundidos en el campo de la biomecánica del movimiento humano. Estado actual de conocimientos

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    K. Gianikellis

    2010-09-01

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    Comparisons between the merits of many different motion analysis systems is a very difficult task because their published specifications are obtained in a widely varying conditions and in some cases refer only to the performance of small components of an integrated system. The main purpose of this study is the introduction of the reader to the most important tecnologic characteristics that define the performance of the modern optoelectronic systems on the basis of data acquisition and signal processing. The evolution of these systems during the last two decades brought about a need for determination of objective criteria and standarized procedures that allow potential users evaluate different systems before spend money. In short, the decision for an optoelectronic system should be made on the basis of the investigations´ particular purposes, systems’ performance and price.
    KEY WORDS: Photoinstrumentation, optoelectronic systems, cinematic analysis, Biomechanics

    El objetivo de este estudio es presentar, en líneas generales, el estado actual de conocimientos respecto a las características y prestaciones de los sistemas optoelectrónicos más ampliamente utilizados hoy en día para describir, analizar y evaluar cinemáticamente el movimiento humano. La evolución continua de las distintas tecnologías empleadas en el desarrollo de estos sistemas y la cada vez mayor oferta por parte de las casas comerciales requieren establecer procesos estandarizados y criterios objetivos que permitan evaluar de forma comparativa estos sistemas. En definitiva, facilitar la selección de un sistema optoelectrónico en función de las necesidades de la investigación, sus prestaciones y su precio.

    PALABRAS CLAVE: Fotoinstrumentación, sistemas optoelectrónicos, análisis cinemático, Biomecánica

  12. Libertad religiosa y Estado Constitucional

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    Samuel Abad Yupanqui

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente articulo pretende examinar la evolución del debate constitucional sobre las relaciones Estado–Iglesia en nuestro pais, el actual diseno de estas relaciones a partir de lo dispuesto por el texto constitucional vigente y el Acuerdo suscrito con la Iglesia Catolica en julio de 1980, asi como los alcances de un proyecto de ley que pretende regular la libertad e igualdad religiosas. Asumiendo tal perspectiva recordaremos algunos antecedentes constitucionales que nos muestran por donde se ha encaminado el debate; y examinaremos los principios que orientan la relacion Iglesia-Estado, desde un enfoque de derechos fundamentales y en el marco de la indispensable afirmacion de un Estado Constitucional de Derecho. Ello es particularmente relevante en un pais como el nuestro en donde determinadas concepciones religiosas pretenden establecerse como unico parametro para la adopcion de aquellas politicas publicas respecto a las cuales la Iglesia tiene una posicion definida.

  13. El estado actual de la Criminología/Actual state of Criminology

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    Chris Eskridge (Estados Unidos de América

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    Full Text Available Aunque la evolución de la delincuencia y la desviación responde a la dinámica de los acontecimientos sociales, económicos y políticos a nivel global, es posible que la Criminología tenga un impacto positivo en este campo. Para lograr esta meta, será necesario desarrollar los cursos interdisciplinarios en Criminología y justicia penal alrededor del mundo, adoptar programas y políticas basados en la recopilación y evaluación sistemática de evidencias, y convertirnos en criminólogos efectivos, no solamente en el ámbito científico, sino también en el mundo político. Actualmente, la Criminología no es una disciplina madura y no estamos seguros sobre cómo responder al problema de la delincuencia. Carecemos de instrumentos de diagnóstico preciso, de un cuerpo de conocimientos definitivos, de una comprensión de causas y efectos, y de una serie de modalidades de tratamiento generalmente consistentes. En este sentido, los criminólogos se parecen en algo a los médicos del Siglo XVIII. This article suggests that while crime and deviance are subject to the dynamics of global socio-economic-political events, the field of criminology can have a marked, positive impact in this realm. To achieve this end, there is a need to advance interdisciplinary criminology/criminal justice education, to embrace systematic, evidence based program and policy evaluation, and to become effective political as well as scientific criminologists. Criminology is not a mature science at this point, and we are not certain how to systematically respond to the crime problem. We lack accurate diagnostic instruments, a definitive body of knowledge, an understanding of cause and effect, and we do not possess a series of generally consistent treatment modalities. In this context, criminologists are somewhat akin to physicians of the 18th century.

  14. 10 seroevidence of chlamydia trachomatis infection in infertile male ...

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    Dec 1, 2009 ... Eggert-Kruse W, Rohr G,. Demirakca T. et al. Chlamydial serology in 1303 asymptomatic subfertile couples. Hum. Reprod. 1997; 12:1464-1475. 4. Idahl A, Boman J, Kumlin U,. Olofsson JL. Demonstration of. Chlamydia trachomatis. IgG antibodies in the male partner of the infertile couple is correlated.

  15. Comparison between ICT and PCR for diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis.

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    Khan, E R; Hossain, M A; Paul, S K; Mahmud, C; Hasan, M M; Rahman, M M; Nahar, K; Kubayashi, N

    2012-04-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis is an obligate intracellular gram-negative bacterium which is the most prevalent cause of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STI). The present study was carried to diagnose genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection among women of reproductive age, attending Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, during July 2009 to June 2010 by Immunochromatographic test (ICT) and Polymerase chain reaction (PCR). A total of 70 females were included in this study. Out of 70 cases 56 were symptomatic and 14 asymptomatic. Endocervical swabs were collected from each of the cases and examined by Immunochromatographic test (ICT) for antigen detection and Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for detection of endogenous plasmid-based nucleic acid. A total 29(41.4%) of the cases were found positive for C. trachomatis either by ICT or PCR. Of the 56 symptomatic cases, 19(33.9%) were found ICT positive and 17(30.4%) were PCR positive. Among 14 asymptomatic females, 2(14.3%) were ICT positive and none were PCR positive. Though PCR is highly sensitive but a total of twelve cases were found ICT positive but PCR negative. It may be due to presence of plasmid deficient strain of C trachomatis which could be amplified by ompA based (Chromosomal gene) multiplex PCR.

  16. Analysis of glycosidases activity in Chlamydia trachomatis L2 serotype

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    Chlamydiae are prokaryotic, gram negative, intracellular parasites, causing a number of human diseases with serious sequelae. The exact mechanism of chlamydial attachment and entry into the host cell is still unclear. Chlamydia trachomatis, SA2F (L2) was tested for the activity of glycosidases. Glycosidases are involved ...

  17. Characterization of Ancient Ferredoxins & Chlamydia Trachomatis Ribonucleotide Reductase

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    Nørgaard, Hanne

    differences are that the R2 subunit in class I RNR function using a tyrosyl radical located close to a [Fe-Fe] site, while class Ic RNR function with a [Mn-Fe] site. In class Ic RNR a phenylalanine is found where the tyrosyl radical is formed in class I RNR. Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) RNR belongs to class Ic...

  18. Chlamydia trachomatis IgG antibodies seroprevalence among ...

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    Chlamydia infection is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in humans caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. This study ... Hence, there is need to institute appropriate prevention and control measures against the transmission of the disease especially among those at risk of contracting the disease.

  19. Protegrins: structural requirements for inactivating elementary bodies of Chlamydia trachomatis.

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    Yasin, B; Lehrer, R I; Harwig, S S; Wagar, E A

    1996-01-01

    We tested 20 protegrins against Chlamydia trachomatis serovar L2 (L2/434/Bu). Five of the protegrins had native structures; the others included nonamidated, enantiomeric, and truncated variants and peptides with <2 disulfide bonds. Antichlamydial activity resided principally in residues 5 to 15 of native protegrin PG-1, and optimal activity required both intramolecular disulfide bonds. PMID:8890254

  20. Molecular detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae

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    Møller, Jens Kjølseth; Herrmann, B; Jensen, K.T.

    2011-01-01

    This chapter highlights the use of nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) for the molecular diagnosis of gonorrhoea and chlamydia infection. In addition, good laboratory practice and issues that should be considered before and after implementation of NAATs for C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae...

  1. Chlamydia Trachomatis IgG Antibodies Seroprevalence Among ...

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    Dec 31, 2014 ... residence significantly affected Chlamydia trachomatis seroprevalence with a preponderance towards students living .... an important causal agent in pelvic inflammatory disease with sequelae including infertility, ectopic pregnancy and chronic Pain. Up to two thirds of cases of tubal-factor infertility and one ...

  2. Prevalence of C.Trachomatis Infection among Ahvaz Females with Vaginal Discharge

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    Alireza Samarbaf-Zadeh

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: C. trachomatis is one of the most important agents of sexually transmitted diseases(STD. Untreated cases of vaginal infection with this bacterium may end up with infertility, scaring andectopic pregnancy. In most cases infection with C. trachomatis is silent (70-80% but when overtinfection occurs the symptoms include: cervicitis, urethritis, and endometritis.Since prevalence of C. trachomatis was not studied in our city, this project was performed to evaluatethe role of this bacterial agent in vaginosis.Material and Methods: Two hundred and two specimens from vaginal discharge of out-patientsreferring to gynecology ward of Ahvaz hospitals were collected and tested for C. trachomatis by PCR.Results: Out of 202 specimens, 33 (16.3% were positive for C. trachomatis.Conclusion: The findings of this study show a high prevalence of C. trachomatis which indicates thatspecial attention must be paid to detection and management of this infection.

  3. Chlamydia trachomatis GlgA is secreted into host cell cytoplasm.

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    Chunxue Lu

    Full Text Available Glycogen has been localized both inside and outside Chlamydia trachomatis organisms. We now report that C. trachomatis glycogen synthase (GlgA was detected in both chlamydial organism-associated and -free forms. The organism-free GlgA molecules were localized both in the lumen of chlamydial inclusions and in the cytosol of host cells. The cytosolic GlgA displayed a distribution pattern similar to that of a known C. trachomatis-secreted protease, CPAF. The detection of GlgA was specific since the anti-GlgA antibody labeling was only removed by preabsorption with GlgA but not CPAF fusion proteins. GlgA was detectable at 12h and its localization into host cell cytosol only became apparent at 24h after infection. The cytosolic localization of GlgA was conserved among all C. trachomatis serovars. However, the significance of the GlgA secretion into host cell cytoplasm remains unclear since, while expression of chlamydial GlgA in HeLa cells increased glycogen stores, it did not affect a subsequent infection with C. trachomatis. Similar to several other C. trachomatis-secreted proteins, GlgA is immunogenic in women urogenitally infected with C. trachomatis, suggesting that GlgA is expressed and may be secreted into host cell cytosol during C. trachomatis infection in humans. These findings have provided important information for further understanding C. trachomatis pathogenic mechanisms.

  4. Budget and Actuals

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    Town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina — This dataset contains the Town's Year-to-Date Budget and Actuals for Fiscal Years 2016, 2017, and 2018. Fiscal years run from July 1 to June 30. The data comes from...

  5. Quinolones for the Treatment of Neisseria Gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia Trachomatis

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    Sebastian Faro

    1993-01-01

    Full Text Available The most commonly sexually transmitted bacteria are Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis. The quinolones ofloxacin and ciprofloxacin have been shown to have activity against both of these bacteria in vitro and in vivo. Ofloxacin is particularly well suited for the treatment of N. gonorrhoeae and C. trachomatis cervical infection, which can be considered the earliest manifestation of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID. Not only can ofloxacin be effectively used as a single agent, it is also useful in treating urinary tract infections caused by Enterobacteriaceae. Although it has moderate activity against anaerobes in general, ofloxacin does have activity against the anaerobes commonly isolated from female patients with soft tissue pelvic infections. Thus, ofloxacin has the potential for being utilized to treat early salpingitis.

  6. Urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis serovars in men and women with a symptomatic or asymptomatic infection : an association with clinical manifestations?

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    Morre, SA; Rozendaal, L; van Valkengoed, IGM; Boeke, AJP; Vader, PCV; Schirm, J; de Blok, S; van den Hoek, JAR; van Doornum, GJJ; Meijer, CJLM; van den Brule, AJC

    To determine whether certain Chlamydia trachomatis serovars are preferentially associated with a symptomatic or an asymptomatic course of infection, C. trachomatis serovar distributions were analyzed in symptomatically and asymptomatically infected persons. Furthermore, a possible association

  7. High-Resolution Typing Reveals Distinct Chlamydia trachomatis Strains in an At-Risk Population in Nanjing, China

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    Bom, Reinier J. M.; van den Hoek, Anneke; Wang, Qianqiu; Long, Fuquan; de Vries, Henry J. C.; Bruisten, Sylvia M.

    2013-01-01

    We investigated Chlamydia trachomatis strains from Nanjing, China, and whether these strains differed from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. C. trachomatis type was determined with multilocus sequence typing. Most strains were specific to Nanjing, but some clustered with strains from Amsterdam. This

  8. The molecular biology and diagnostics of Chlamydia trachomatis

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    Birkelund, Svend

    1992-01-01

    The rapid development of biotechnological methods provides the potential of dissecting the molecular structure of microorganisms. In this review the molecular biology of chlamydia is described. The genus Chlamydia contains three species C. trachomatis, C. psittaci, and C. pneumonia which all...... are important human pathogens. Chlamydia is obligate intracellular bacteria with a unique biphasic life cycle. The extracellularly chlamydial elementary bodies (EB) are small, metabolic inactive, infectious particles with a tight outer cell membrane. After internalization into host cells the chlamydial...

  9. Screening for Chlamydia trachomatis infection in pregnant women in Martinique.

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    Chout, R T; Vaton, S; Duval-Violton, D; Leguyader-Despres, P; Orfila, J

    1995-01-01

    To determine the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis urogenital infection and to identify behavioral, demographic, and clinical factors associated with the infection in pregnant women in Martinique. One-thousand-four-hundred-eleven patients 15-39 years old, at 10-16 weeks of gestation and attending the prenatal clinic at Lamentin Hospital, were tested for Chlamydia trachomatis infection of the cervix and urethra using tissue culture. Chlamydia trachomatis was isolated from 375 (26.7%) women; 34% of them were positive in the cervix and urethra, 58% in the cervix only, and 8% in the urethra only. Factors found by multivariate analysis to be significantly associated with chlamydial infection were age less than 25 years, first intercourse at less than 18 years old, previous induced abortions, mucopurulent cervicitis, and repeated candidiasis. None of the factors associated with chlamydial infection was sensitive enough to permit efficient selective screening. It is cost effective to recommend a routine screening for chlamydial infection together with an educational program.

  10. Chlamydia trachomatis infections in neonates and young children.

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    Darville, Toni

    2005-10-01

    In 1911, Lindner and colleagues identified intracytoplasmic inclusions in infants with a nongonococcal form of ophthalmia neonatorum called inclusion conjunctivitis of the newborn (ICN). Mothers of affected infants were found to have inclusions in their cervical epithelial cells, fathers of such infants had inclusions in their urethral cells, and the epidemiology of sexually transmitted chlamydial infections was revealed. Fifty years later, chlamydial isolation procedures were developed, and studies again demonstrated Chlamydia trachomatis as an etiology of ICN and the female birth canal as the reservoir. In the late 1970s, a report by Beem and Saxon described respiratory tract colonization and a distinct pneumonia syndrome in infected infants. Genital chlamydial infection is recognized as the world's most common sexually transmitted disease, with estimates of greater than 4 million new infections occurring annually in the United States. Although most C. trachomatis infections in men and women are asymptomatic, infection can lead to severe reproductive complications in women. The high prevalence in women of child-bearing age results in exposure of an estimated 100,000 neonates in the United States annually. Many of these infants develop conjunctivitis, pneumonia, or both in the first few months of life. Clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, and approaches to prevention of conjunctivitis and pneumonia in the newborn and young infant are reviewed here. Appropriate testing for chlamydial infection in a pediatric victim of sexual assault and the implications of identifying C. trachomatis in suspected cases of childhood sexual abuse also are reviewed.

  11. Infección por Chlamydia trachomatis en usuarias de dos clínicas de planificación familiar Chlamydia trachomatis infection in users of two family planning clinics

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    Thelma Canto-de Cetina

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar la prevalencia de infección por Chlamydia trachomatis en mujeres que acuden a dos clínicas de planificación familiar. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se llevó a cabo un estudio transversal en 1 100 mujeres sexualmente activas, aparentemente sanas, de Mérida, Yucatán, México, quienes acudieron a dos clínicas de planificación familiar en el periodo comprendido de enero a diciembre de 1998. Las mujeres incluidas en el estudio tuvieron entre 15 y 45 años de edad, y habían estado libres de tratamiento antibacteriano al menos durante el mes previo a su inclusión. Se obtuvieron muestras endocervicales y datos epidemiológicos. La detección de bacterias fue realizada por el método inmunoenzimático de marca Wellcozyme. Los datos fueron procesados en el programa EPI Info. Como métodos estadísticos se utilizaron la prueba de Z, ji cuadrada y como medida de asociación, la razón de prevalencias. RESULTADOS: Setenta y cuatro mujeres (6.7 % fueron positivas a infección por Chlamydia trachomatis. Cerca de 50% de las mujeres estuvo asintomática. No se encontró diferencia estadística entre la proporción de mujeres con y sin Chlamydia que tuvieron síntomas vulvovaginales; por el contrario, los cambios relacionados con cervicitis fueron más frecuentes en las pacientes infectadas. C trachomatis fue más frecuente en usuarias de anticonceptivos orales (8.3% comparadas con mujeres que no tenían método anticonceptivo (5.4%. CONCLUSIONES: Los resultados de este estudio confirman la alta prevalencia de infecciones asintomáticas y pone énfasis en la importancia de un diagnóstico oportuno para evitar secuelas.OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis in women attending two family planning clinics in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From January to December 1998, a cross-sectional study was conducted in 1 100 sexually active women between 15 and 45 years of age. Study subjects had not received

  12. Deteccion de Chlamydia trachomatis en muestras uretrales mediante inmunofluorescencia directa Detecção de Chlamydia trachomatis em amostras uretrais mediante imunofluorescência direta Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in urethral samples by means of direct immunofluorescence

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    Myra Wilson Schuster

    1989-12-01

    Full Text Available Se estudiaron 82 pacientes con uretritis para la búsqueda de Chlamydia trachomatis mediante inmunofluorescencia directa, Neisscria gonorrhoeae, Mycoplastna y Ureaplasma mediante métodos estándar. Se encontró un 19,5% de Chlamydia trachomatis y en 11 de ellos (68,8% se encontró asociada a otras bacterias y estos pacientes presentó una secreción escasa-gelatinosa.Em 82 doentes com uretrite foi pesquisada a presença de Chlamydia trachomatis, utilizando a prova da imunofluorescência direta, e de Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma e Ureaplasma, utilizando os métodos padrões. Ch. trachomatis foi encontrada em 19,5% dos casos, sendo que em 11 deles (68,8% observou-se associação entre Chlamydia e as outras bactérias pesquisadas. Nesses pacientes observou-se presença de secreção uretral escassa e de aspecto gelatinoso.The presence of Chlamydia trachomatis was studied by the direct immunofluorescence test, as also was that of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma by the standard methods, in 82 patients with urethral discharge. Ch. trachomatis was found in 19.5% (16 of the cases and in 11 of them (68.8% there was association with the other bacteria investigated. This eleven patients presented a scanty gelatinous discharge.

  13. Rumbos actuales del arte

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    Luis Vidales

    1964-01-01

    Full Text Available Si se nos preguntase cual podría ser la síntesis de los problemas actuales del arte, acaso deberíamos decir que no hay nada que la exprese tan cabalmente como la lucha por los espacios plásticos. Y agregar que este fenómeno no es privativo de nuestro tiempo.

  14. Linac project - actual stage

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    1990-01-01

    The actual development stage of Pelletron accelerator to study heavy ion reactions, nuclear structures and applied nuclear physics is presented. The construction of acceleration systems able to provide beams of several mass and energies up to 20 MeV/A, is discussed, describing acceleration structures and implemented systems. (M.C.K.)

  15. Characterization of a linear epitope on Chlamydia trachomatis serovar L2 DnaK-like protein

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    Ozkokmen, D; Birkelund, Svend; Christiansen, Gunna

    1994-01-01

    A cytoplasmic 75-kDa immunogen from Chlamydia trachomatis serovar L2 has previously been characterized as being similar to the Escherichia coli heat shock protein DnaK. We have localized a linear epitope for one monoclonal antibody specific for C. trachomatis DnaK. By use of a recombinant DNA...

  16. Characterization of two conformational epitopes of the Chlamydia trachomatis serovar L2 DnaK immunogen

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    Birkelund, Svend; Mygind, P; Holm, A

    1996-01-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis DnaK is an important immunogen in chlamydial infections. DnaK is composed of a conserved N-terminal ATP-binding domain and a variable C-terminal peptide-binding domain. To locate the immunogenic part of C. trachomatis Dnak, we generated monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against...

  17. HPV/Chlamydia trachomatis co-infection: metagenomic analysis of cervical microbiota in asymptomatic women.

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    Di Pietro, Marisa; Filardo, Simone; Porpora, Maria Grazia; Recine, Nadia; Latino, Maria Agnese; Sessa, Rosa

    2018-01-01

    HPV and Chlamydia trachomatis are the most common causes of sexually transmitted diseases worldwide. Most infections are asymptomatic and left untreated lead to severe reproductive tract sequelae such as cervical cancer and infertility. Interestingly, C. trachomatis may also increase the susceptibility to HPV infection as well as contribute to viral persistence. Recently, a growing body of evidence has suggested that the composition of the cervico-vaginal microbiota plays a key role in the susceptibility and outcome of genital infections caused by several pathogens, including HPV and C. trachomatis. The aim of our study was to undertake a metagenomic analysis of sequenced 16s rRNA gene amplicons to characterize the cervical microbiota from asymptomatic women with HPV/C. trachomatis co-infection. The composition of the cervical microbiota from HPV-positive or C. trachomatis-positive women was also analysed. The main finding of our study showed that the cervical microbiota in HPV/C. trachomatis co-infected women had a higher microbial diversity than the cervical microbiota in healthy controls (pHPV/C. trachomatis co-infected women and the detection of potential microbiological biomarkers of C. trachomatis infection will open the way to innovative approaches that may be helpful to identify women at risk of co-infection.

  18. Chlamydia trachomatis and genital human papillomavirus infections in female university students in Honduras.

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    Tabora, N.; Zelaya, A.; Bakkers, J.; Melchers, W.J.; Ferrera, A.

    2005-01-01

    Sexually transmitted infections are a serious health problem in Honduras. Human papillomavirus (HPV) and Chlamydia trachomatis are major causes of sexually transmitted diseases. To determine the prevalence of C. trachomatis and HPV in young women, 100 female university students in Honduras were

  19. [Expression of gamma interferon during HPV and Chlamydia trachomatis infection in cervical samples].

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    Colín-Ferreyra, María Del Carmen; Mendieta-Zerón, Hugo; Romero-Figueroa, María Del Socorro; Martínez-Madrigal, Migdania; Martínez-Pérez, Sergio; Domínguez-García, María Victoria

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    The aim of this study was to mesure the expression of gamma interferon in HPV and Chlamydia trachomatis infection in squamous intraepithelial lesions. Samples from 100 patients diagnosed by colposcopy with or without squamous intraepithelial lesions were used in the present study. Each patient was found to be infected by HPV and C.trachomatis. Relative gamma interferon mRNA expression was assessed using a real-time reverse transcriptase PCR assay (RT-PCR). The relative units of expression of gamma interferon mRNA were 13, 1.8 and 0.3, for HPV and C.trachomatis co-infection, or HPV or C.trachomatis infection, respectively. HPV and C.trachomatis could overstimulate the expression of gamma interferon. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier España, S.L.U. y Sociedad Española de Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica. All rights reserved.

  20. Tracing Actual Causes

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    was articu- lated by David Lewis in his work on causal ex- planations [Lewis, 1986a]. We address the prob- lem by defining the causal history of the...of actual causation involve coun- terfactuals. The counterfactual tradition goes back to Hume [ Hume , 1748] whose position was that an event c is a...work We present a new take on the old problem of tracing ac- tual causes articulated by David Lewis in his work on causal explanations [Lewis, 1986a]. We

  1. De los estados fallidos

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    Ruiz Medrano, Salvador Francisco

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    Al presente, desde distintas perspectivas, los Estados fallidos parecieran ser una clasificación más de los Estados en general. Este artículo constituye un intento por revisar dicho concepto, que en nuestros días, últimamente, a cobrando nueva relevancia. La tarea se emprende desde el concepto que el derecho internacional da a los Estados fallidos. Luego se analizan las características políticas del mismo, a través del Índice de Política Exterior y Fondo para la Paz de los...

  2. The glycyl-tRNA synthetase of Chlamydia trachomatis.

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    Wagar, E A; Giese, M J; Yasin, B; Pang, M

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    Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases specifically charge tRNAs with their cognate amino acids. A prototype for the most complex aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases is the four-subunit glycyl-tRNA synthetase from Escherichia coli, encoded by two open reading frames. We examined the glycyl-tRNA synthetase gene from Chlamydia trachomatis, a genetically isolated bacterium, and identified only a single open reading frame for the chlamydial homolog (glyQS). This is the first report of a prokaryotic glycyl-tRNA synthetase encoded by a single gene. PMID:7665503

  3. Vivienda ecoconfortable, tendencias actuales

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    Marcial Calero

    2016-06-01

    Conocer y manejar el comportamiento mecánico y el uso de componentes de la vivienda, como por ejemplo, materiaJes, agua y energía utilizados y disponibles, constituye el objetivo de investigación; sus resultados pueden revertir la situación actual, aJ obtener materiales y hacer posible la reutilización del agua a partir de la construcción de viviendas ecos confortables. Estas acciones contribuirán al desarrollo socio productivo del país en general y de la colectividad en particular.

  4. Estimations of actual availability

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    Molan, M.; Molan, G.

    2001-01-01

    Adaptation of working environment (social, organizational, physical and physical) should assure higher level of workers' availability and consequently higher level of workers' performance. A special theoretical model for description of connections between environmental factors, human availability and performance was developed and validated. The central part of the model is evaluations of human actual availability in the real working situation or fitness for duties self-estimation. The model was tested in different working environments. On the numerous (2000) workers, standardized values and critical limits for an availability questionnaire were defined. Standardized method was used in identification of the most important impact of environmental factors. Identified problems were eliminated by investments in the organization in modification of selection and training procedures in humanization of working .environment. For workers with behavioural and health problems individual consultancy was offered. The described method is a tool for identification of impacts. In combination with behavioural analyses and mathematical analyses of connections, it offers possibilities to keep adequate level of human availability and fitness for duty in each real working situation. The model should be a tool for achieving adequate level of nuclear safety by keeping the adequate level of workers' availability and fitness for duty. For each individual worker possibility for estimation of level of actual fitness for duty is possible. Effects of prolonged work and additional tasks should be evaluated. Evaluations of health status effects and ageing are possible on the individual level. (author)

  5. Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis in human immunodeficiency virus-infected women in Cuba

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    Kouri Vivian

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available To determine the prevalence rates and serovar distribution of Chlamydia trachomatis cervical infections in Cuban women, two different groups were selected. Group I consisted of 60 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1 seropositive women from different regions of Cuba and group II of 60 randomly selected women HIV seronegative and apparently healthy. C. trachomatis was detected in cervical scrapes by mean of nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR specific for major out membrane protein. The overall prevalence rate of C. trachomatis in cervical scrapes determined by nested PCR was 10% in group I and the estimated prevalence was 6.6% for group II; 83.3% of HIV seropositive women with C. trachomatis infection reported history of pelvic inflammatory disease followed by cervicitis (50%. The control group C. trachomatis-infected women referred a history of cervicitis in 75% of cases. Other reports in the latter group included infertility and pelvic inflamatory disease in 50%. The present study is the first report of C. trachomatis prevalence in Cuba. It showed that there was not significantly difference in the prevalence rate of C. trachomatis between both groups.

  6. Compensatory T cell responses in IRG-deficient mice prevent sustained Chlamydia trachomatis infections.

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    Jörn Coers

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The obligate intracellular pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common cause of bacterial sexually transmitted diseases in the United States. In women C. trachomatis can establish persistent genital infections that lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and sterility. In contrast to natural infections in humans, experimentally induced infections with C. trachomatis in mice are rapidly cleared. The cytokine interferon-γ (IFNγ plays a critical role in the clearance of C. trachomatis infections in mice. Because IFNγ induces an antimicrobial defense system in mice but not in humans that is composed of a large family of Immunity Related GTPases (IRGs, we questioned whether mice deficient in IRG immunity would develop persistent infections with C. trachomatis as observed in human patients. We found that IRG-deficient Irgm1/m3((-/- mice transiently develop high bacterial burden post intrauterine infection, but subsequently clear the infection more efficiently than wildtype mice. We show that the delayed but highly effective clearance of intrauterine C. trachomatis infections in Irgm1/m3((-/- mice is dependent on an exacerbated CD4(+ T cell response. These findings indicate that the absence of the predominant murine innate effector mechanism restricting C. trachomatis growth inside epithelial cells results in a compensatory adaptive immune response, which is at least in part driven by CD4(+ T cells and prevents the establishment of a persistent infection in mice.

  7. Validity of self-reported history of Chlamydia trachomatis infection.

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    Frisse, Ann C; Marrazzo, Jeanne M; Tutlam, Nhial T; Schreiber, Courtney A; Teal, Stephanie B; Turok, David K; Peipert, Jeffrey F

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    Chlamydia trachomatis infection is common and largely asymptomatic in women. If untreated, it can lead to sequelae such as pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility. It is unknown whether a patient's self-reported history of Chlamydia trachomatis infection is a valid marker of past infection. Our objective was to evaluate the validity of women's self-reported history of Chlamydia trachomatis infection compared with Chlamydia trachomatis serology, a marker for previous infection. We analyzed data from the Fertility After Contraception Termination study. We compared participants' survey responses with the question, "Have you ever been told by a health care provider that you had Chlamydia?" to serological test results indicating the presence or absence of antibodies to Chlamydia trachomatis as assessed by a microimmunofluorescence assay. Prevalence of past infection, sensitivity, specificity, predictive values, and likelihood ratios were calculated. The Cohen's kappa statistic was computed to assess agreement between self-report and serology. Among 409 participants, 108 (26%) reported having a history of Chlamydia trachomatis infection, whereas 146 (36%) had positive serological test results. Relative to positive microimmunofluorescence assay, the sensitivity and specificity of self-reported history of Chlamydia trachomatis infection were 52.1% (95% confidence interval, 43.6-60.4%) and 87.8% (95% confidence interval, 83.3-91.5%), respectively. The positive predictive value of the self-report was 70.4% (95% confidence interval, 60.8-78.8%), and the negative predictive value was 76.7% (95% confidence interval, 71.6-81.4%). The likelihood ratio was found to be 4.28. Agreement between self-report and serology was found to be moderate (kappa = 0.42, P Self-reported history of Chlamydia trachomatis infection commonly yields false-negative and false-positive results. When definitive status of past Chlamydia trachomatis infection is needed, serology should be obtained

  8. Analysis of glycosidases activity in Chlamydia trachomatis L2 serotype

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    Dr. Sanjiv Rughooputh

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    Full Text Available Chlamydiae are prokaryotic, gram negative, intracellular parasites, causing a number of human diseases with serious sequelae. The exact mechanism of chlamydial attachment and entry into the host cell is still unclear. Chlamydia trachomatis, SA2F (L2 was tested for the activity of glycosidases. Glycosidases are involved in the synthesis and breakdown of cell-wall polysaccharides, and have a pivotal role in attachment to the surface of host cells as well as in the invasion process of other infective agents. For these reasons, glycosidases are likely to provide important information regarding the general behaviour of this bacterium. Ten different glycosides bound to p-nitrophenol (pNP substrate were tested. Assays were performed on lysed and unlysed chlamydial extracts.Our results provided strong evidence for the existence of glycosidase activity in C.trachomatis, strain SA2F peaking at pH 5.0 and pH 7.5-8.0 There was a high enzymatic activity against p-NPa mannopyranoside and p-NP b-N acetylglucosamine with a recovery of 88% suggesting that the enzymes were present on the bacterial surface. Activity against these sugars, which form part of either the extracellular filler or in endoplasmic reticulum may suggest of a possible mechanism of cellular invasion.

  9. Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome in a man positive for Chlamydia trachomatis.

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    Takata, Kazuhide; Fukuda, Hiromi; Umeda, Kaoru; Yamauchi, Ryo; Fukuda, Sho; Kunimoto, Hideo; Tanaka, Takashi; Yokoyama, Keiji; Morihara, Daisuke; Takeyama, Yasuaki; Irie, Makoto; Shakado, Satoshi; Sakisaka, Shotaro

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    Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome (FHCS) is characterized by perihepatic and pelvic inflammation and occurs mostly in women of childbearing age. Here, we report a case of FHCS caused by Chlamydia trachomatis in a 50-year-old man. The patient presented to our hospital with right upper quadrant abdominal pain, and enhanced computed tomography revealed perihepatic and pelvic free fluid and early-phase hepatic capsular enhancement. A urine specimen was positive for Chlamydia trachomatis. The patient was diagnosed with FHCS due to Chlamydia trachomatis infection. In conclusion, FHCS cannot be excluded when men present with right upper quadrant abdominal pain without significant signs of biliary tract disease.

  10. El fenómeno de los rosarios públicos en España durante la época moderna. Estado actual de la cuestión (The Phenomenon of Public Rosaries in Spain During the Modern Era. Current Status of the Question

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    Carlos José Romero Mensaque

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    Full Text Available Resumen: Este artículo es un estado de la cuestión sobre el origen y primer desarrollo histórico del fenómeno de los Rosarios públicos o de la Aurora en España durante la época moderna, todo un acontecimiento de la religiosidad popular del Barroco.Absatract: This article is a state of the question on the origin and early development of the phenomenon of historical public Rosaries or Aurora in Spain during the modern era, an event of Baroque popular religiosity.

  11. Multi locus sequence typing of Chlamydiales: clonal groupings within the obligate intracellular bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis

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    Pannekoek, Yvonne; Morelli, Giovanna; Kusecek, Barica; Morré, Servaas A.; Ossewaarde, Jacobus M.; Langerak, Ankie A.; van der Ende, Arie

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The obligate intracellular growing bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis causes diseases like trachoma, urogenital infection and lymphogranuloma venereum with severe morbidity. Several serovars and genotypes have been identified, but these could not be linked to clinical disease or outcome.

  12. Chlamydia trachomatis and Genital Mycoplasmas: Pathogens with an Impact on Human Reproductive Health

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    Sunčanica Ljubin-Sternak

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    Full Text Available The most prevalent, curable sexually important diseases are those caused by Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis and genital mycoplasmas. An important characteristic of these infections is their ability to cause long-term sequels in upper genital tract, thus potentially affecting the reproductive health in both sexes. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, tubal factor infertility (TFI, and ectopic pregnancy (EP are well documented complications of C. trachomatis infection in women. The role of genital mycoplasmas in development of PID, TFI, and EP requires further evaluation, but growing evidence supports a significant role for these in the pathogenesis of chorioamnionitis, premature membrane rupture, and preterm labor in pregnant woman. Both C. trachomatis and genital mycoplasmas can affect the quality of sperm and possibly influence the fertility of men. For the purpose of this paper, basic, epidemiologic, clinical, therapeutic, and public health issue of these infections were reviewed and discussed, focusing on their impact on human reproductive health.

  13. Identification and characterization of a novel Chlamydia trachomatis reticulate body protein

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    Shaw, Allan C; Larsen, Martin Røssel; Roepstorff, Peter

    2002-01-01

    was identified by tandem mass spectrometry. No homology of this protein was observed to proteins from other organisms. The protein was conserved in C. trachomatis but not found in Chlamydia pneumoniae. Using proteomics, we show that the expression of the protein is initiated at the middle of the developmental...... cycle. The protein is rapidly degraded and is only present in reticulate or intermediate bodies, suggesting a possible function in the intracellular stage of C. trachomatis development. We have termed the protein '7-kDa reticulate body protein'.......The genome of the obligate intracellular bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis comprises 894 genes predicted by computer-based analysis. As part of a large-scale proteome analysis of C. trachomatis, a small abundant protein encoded by a previously unrecognized novel 204-bp open reading frame...

  14. Prevalence and genotyping of Chlamydia trachomatis in symptomatic male patients from Istanbul, Turkey.

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    Köksal, Muammer Osman; Beka, Hayati; Demirci, Mehmet; Kadioglu, Ates; Agacfidan, Ali; Akgül, Baki

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    This study was conducted to determine the prevalence and distribution of urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis genotypes in symptomatic male patients who were referred to the clinics of the Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. Of 419 urogenital swabs, 57 samples (13.6 %) were positive for C. trachomatis . Genotype distribution of C. trachomatis -positive samples identified five genetic variants namely genotype E as the most prevalent (36.4 %), followed by genotype G (23.6 %), H (21.8 %), D (16.4 %) and F (1.8 %). We believe that this is the first study on distribution of genotypes of C. trachomatis genital infections in symptomatic men in Istanbul, Turkey.

  15. Spontaneous resolution of asymptomatic Chlamydia trachomatis in pregnancy.

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    Sheffield, Jeanne S; Andrews, Williams W; Klebanoff, Mark A; Macpherson, Cora; Carey, J Christopher; Ernest, J M; Wapner, Ronald J; Trout, Wayne; Moawad, Atef; Miodovnik, Menachem; Sibai, Baha; Varner, Michael W; Caritis, Steve N; Dombrowski, Mitchell; Langer, Oded; O'Sullivan, Mary J

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    We sought to estimate the rate of spontaneous resolution of asymptomatic Chlamydia trachomatis in pregnancy and to evaluate factors associated with its resolution. A cohort of women enrolled in a large multicenter randomized bacterial vaginosis antibiotic trial (metronidazole versus placebo) that, when randomly allocated, had asymptomatic C trachomatis diagnosed by urine ligase chain reaction (from frozen archival specimens) between 16(0/7) and 23(6/7) weeks were included. The urine ligase chain reaction is a highly accurate predictor of genital tract chlamydial infection. A follow-up ligase chain reaction was performed between 24(0/7) and 29(6/7) weeks. A total of 1,953 women were enrolled in the original antibiotic trial; 1,547 (79%) had ligase chain reaction performed both at randomization and follow-up. Women receiving antibiotics effective against Chlamydia between randomization and follow-up or having symptomatic Chlamydia infection were excluded (26 women). Of the 140 women (9%) who were diagnosed as positive via the initial ligase chain reaction assay, 61 (44%) had spontaneous resolution of Chlamydia by the follow-up ligase chain reaction assay. Factors associated with spontaneous resolution included older age (P = .02), more than 5 weeks from randomization to follow-up (P = .02), and a greater number of lifetime sexual partners (P = .02). Using a logistic regression model, maternal age and a greater-than-5-week follow-up interval remained significant; for every 5-year increase in maternal age, the odds of a positive result on the ligase chain reaction test at follow-up decreased by 40% (odds ratio 0.6; 95% confidence interval 0.4-0.9). Race, substance abuse, parity, and treatment with metronidazole were not associated with spontaneous resolution. Gram stain score and vaginal pH at randomization and follow-up also were not associated. The prevalence of asymptomatic C trachomatis in pregnancy was 9%; infection resolved spontaneously in almost half of these

  16. A Human Fallopian Tube Model for Investigation of C. trachomatis Infections

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    Jerchel, Stefan; Knebel, Gudrun; König, Peter; Bohlmann, Michael K.; Rupp, Jan

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    Genital tract infections with Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) are the most frequent transmitted sexually disease in women worldwide. Inefficient clearance or persistence of the pathogens may lead to ascending infections of the upper genital tract and are supposed to cause chronic inflammatory damage to infected tissues 1,2. As a consequence, severe clinical sequelae like pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), tubal occlusion and infertility may occur 3,4. Most of the research with C. trach...

  17. Chlamydia trachomatis Serovar Distribution and Neisseria gonorrhoeae Coinfection in Male Patients with Urethritis in Greece▿

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    Papadogeorgakis, Helen; Pittaras, Theodore E.; Papaparaskevas, Joseph; Pitiriga, Vassiliki; Katsambas, Andreas; Tsakris, Athanassios

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    The distribution of Chlamydia trachomatis serovars and Neisseria gonorrhoeae coinfection was studied in a group of 100 C. trachomatis-positive males with urethritis in Greece. The serovar distribution revealed that apart from the predominant worldwide types E and F, the relatively uncommon type G is also prevalent. Gonococcal coinfection was frequent (30%) and was associated with genovariant Ja (75%, P = 0.008). PMID:20357220

  18. Prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium, Mycoplasma hominis and Chlamydia trachomatis among Danish patients requesting abortion

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    Baczynska, Agata; Hvid, Malene; Lamy, Philippe

    2008-01-01

    . There was no correlation between the presence of genital infection with C. trachomatis and genital mycoplasmas and no correlation between the presence of antibodies to these bacteria. In conclusion, in Danish patients it is not necessary to test for M. genitalium before abortion since less than 1% were found positive....... The prevalence of genital C. trachomatis infections was high among the abortion-seeking patients....

  19. Diversity of Cervical Microbiota in Asymptomatic Chlamydia trachomatis Genital Infection: A Pilot Study

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    Full Text Available Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection continues to be an important public health problem worldwide due to its increasing incidence. C. trachomatis infection can lead to severe sequelae, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, obstructive infertility, and preterm birth. Recently, it has been suggested that the cervico-vaginal microbiota may be an important defense factor toward C. trachomatis infection as well as the development of chronic sequelae. Therefore, the investigation of microbial profiles associated to chlamydial infection is of the utmost importance. Here we present a pilot study aiming to characterize, through the metagenomic analysis of sequenced 16s rRNA gene amplicons, the cervical microbiota from reproductive age women positive to C. trachomatis infection. The main finding of our study showed a marked increase in bacterial diversity in asymptomatic C. trachomatis positive women as compared to healthy controls in terms of Shannon's diversity and Shannon's evenness (P = 0.031 and P = 0.026, respectively. More importantly, the cervical microbiota from C. trachomatis positive women and from healthy controls significantly separated into two clusters in the weighted UniFrac analysis (P = 0.0027, suggesting that differences between the two groups depended entirely on the relative abundance of bacterial taxa rather than on the types of bacterial taxa present. Furthermore, C. trachomatis positive women showed an overall decrease in Lactobacillus spp. and an increase in anaerobes. These findings are part of an ongoing larger epidemiological study that will evaluate the potential role of distinct bacterial communities of the cervical microbiota in C. trachomatis infection.

  20. Identification of Chlamydia trachomatis by direct immunofluorescence applied in specimens originating in remote areas.

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    Williams, T; Maniar, A C; Brunham, R C; Hammond, G W

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    The efficacy of the MicroTrak (Syva Co., Palo Alto, Calif.) direct immunofluorescence test for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis was compared with cell culturing of fresh specimens obtained from patients attending a clinic on sexually transmitted disease and of frozen specimens delayed in transit from urban or remote physicians' offices and clinics. Direct immunofluorescence testing detected C. trachomatis more frequently than culturing of the same specimens when transit caused a delay i...

  1. Analysis of direct-to-consumer marketed Chlamydia trachomatis diagnostic tests in Norway.

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    Reinton, Nils; Hjelmevoll, Stig Ove; Håheim, Håkon; Garstad, Kjersti; Mørch-Reiersen, Lisa Therese; Moghaddam, Amir

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    Background In 2014, and for the first time in Norway, a pharmacy chain started selling home sampling kits for Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) detection. Direct-to-consumer diagnostic kits for C. trachomatis have been available in Norway from an Internet company since 2005. There has been little assessment of persons who purchase direct-to-consumer diagnostic tests for sexually transmissible infections (STIs) detection and if low-risk populations are being unnecessarily encouraged to buy these tests. The prevalence of C. trachomatis in customers who purchased home sampling kits from the pharmacy chain and from the commercial Internet Co. were compared to that of patients attending STI clinics and other free primary healthcare services. Prevalences of other STIs in pharmacy and Internet customers were also determined. The prevalence of C. trachomatis among pharmacy customers was 11%, almost identical to the prevalence among Internet customers (12%). In comparison, the prevalence among patients attending STI clinics in Oslo was 7.2%, which is similar to the prevalence among patients who have been tested through primary healthcare services. The prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium was two-fold less than that of C. trachomatis in the STI and primary physician population, and significantly less in the Internet and the pharmacy population. Neisseria gonorrhoeae was not detected in urine samples from pharmacy customers or from Internet customers. Both pharmacy and Internet C. trachomatis home-sampling kits seem to be purchased by the right risk population. Marketing of direct-to-consumer N. gonorrhoeae tests and possibly M. genitalium tests cannot be justified in Norway. Direct-to-consumer diagnostic tests should be actively utilised as part of national programs in preventing the spread of C. trachomatis.

  2. Marijuana and actual driving performance

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    This report concerns the effects of marijuana smoking on actual driving performance. It presents the results of one pilot and three actual driving studies. The pilot study's major purpose was to establish the THC dose current marijuana users smoke to...

  3. Rapid screening for Chlamydia trachomatis infection by detecting α-mannosidase activity in urogenital tract specimens.

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    Wang, Ze-yu; Fu, Guang-yu; Wang, Shan-mei; Qin, Dong-chun; Wang, Zhong-quan; Cui, Jing

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    Chlamydia trachomatis may cause multiple different urogenital tract disorders, but current non-culture assays for rapid screening of C. trachomatis typically use immunochromatography-based methods. We established another new rapid non-culture method for detection of C. trachomatis based on the measurement of α-mannosidase enzymatic activity in urogenital tract specimens. To evaluate the performance of this method, α-mannosidase activities of C. trachomatis serotype D strain 、 and 29 standard strains related to clinical urogenital pathogens were investigated. Furthermore, 553 urogenital tract specimens were used for clinical assays via cell culture method and ligase chain reaction method (LCR), adopting an expanded gold standard. Only C. trachomatis was positive for α-mannosidase activity among different types of microbes tested in the research. When prostate fluid specimens, which have some interfering activity, were excluded, the sensitivity and specificity of the enzymatic method were 91.8% (78/85) and 98.3% (409/416), respectively. There were no significant differences (P > 0.05). These results showed that α-mannosidase activity could be utilised as a screening marker of C. trachomatis infection.

  4. Rapid screening for Chlamydia trachomatis infection by detecting α-mannosidase activity in urogenital tract specimens

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Chlamydia trachomatis may cause multiple different urogenital tract disorders, but current non-culture assays for rapid screening of C. trachomatis typically use immunochromatography-based methods. We established another new rapid non-culture method for detection of C. trachomatis based on the measurement of α-mannosidase enzymatic activity in urogenital tract specimens. Method To evaluate the performance of this method, α-mannosidase activities of C. trachomatis serotype D strain 、 and 29 standard strains related to clinical urogenital pathogens were investigated. Furthermore, 553 urogenital tract specimens were used for clinical assays via cell culture method and ligase chain reaction method (LCR, adopting an expanded gold standard. Results Only C. trachomatis was positive for α-mannosidase activity among different types of microbes tested in the research. When prostate fluid specimens, which have some interfering activity, were excluded, the sensitivity and specificity of the enzymatic method were 91.8% (78/85 and 98.3% (409/416, respectively. There were no significant differences (P > 0.05. Conclusions These results showed that α-mannosidase activity could be utilised as a screening marker of C. trachomatis infection.

  5. Susceptibility of Chlamydia trachomatis to protegrins and defensins.

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    Yasin, B; Harwig, S S; Lehrer, R I; Wagar, E A

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    We compared the susceptibilities of Chlamydia trachomatis elementary bodies (EBs) to human defensin HNP-2 and porcine protegrin PG-1, cysteine-rich beta-sheet antimicrobial peptides produced by mammalian leukocytes. Although both peptides protected McCoy cell monolayers from infection by chlamydial EBs, protegrins were especially potent. Protegrin-mediated inactivation of chlamydiae occurred rapidly, was relatively independent of the presence of serum, and was effective against serovars L2, D, and H. Protegrin-treated EBs showed striking morphological changes, with obvious damage to their limiting membranes and loss of their cytoplasmic contents and nucleoid. Their effectiveness against chlamydial EBs and other sexually transmitted pathogens combined with their relative lack of cytotoxicity suggests that protegrins and related molecules could serve as prototypes for topical agents to prevent sexually transmitted chlamydial infection. PMID:8641770

  6. Azithromycin versus Doxycycline for Urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis Infection.

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    Geisler, William M; Uniyal, Apurva; Lee, Jeannette Y; Lensing, Shelly Y; Johnson, Shacondra; Perry, Raymond C W; Kadrnka, Carmel M; Kerndt, Peter R

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    Urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis infection remains prevalent and causes substantial reproductive morbidity. Recent studies have raised concern about the efficacy of azithromycin for the treatment of chlamydia infection. We conducted a randomized trial comparing oral azithromycin with doxycycline for the treatment of urogenital chlamydia infection among adolescents in youth correctional facilities, to evaluate the noninferiority of azithromycin (1 g in one dose) to doxycycline (100 mg twice daily for 7 days). The treatment was directly observed. The primary end point was treatment failure at 28 days after treatment initiation, with treatment failure determined on the basis of nucleic acid amplification testing, sexual history, and outer membrane protein A (OmpA) genotyping of C. trachomatis strains. Among the 567 participants enrolled, 284 were randomly assigned to receive azithromycin, and 283 were randomly assigned to receive doxycycline. A total of 155 participants in each treatment group (65% male) made up the per-protocol population. There were no treatment failures in the doxycycline group. In the azithromycin group, treatment failure occurred in 5 participants (3.2%; 95% confidence interval, 0.4 to 7.4%). The observed difference in failure rates between the treatment groups was 3.2 percentage points, with an upper boundary of the 90% confidence interval of 5.9 percentage points, which exceeded the prespecified absolute 5-percentage-point cutoff for establishing the noninferiority of azithromycin. In the context of a closed population receiving directly observed treatment for urogenital chlamydia infection, the efficacy of azithromycin was 97%, and the efficacy of doxycycline was 100%. The noninferiority of azithromycin was not established in this setting. (Funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT00980148.).

  7. Acepciones de la responsabilidad extracontractual del Estado

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    María Eugenia Soto

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del artículo consiste en determinar las acepciones de la responsabilidad extracontractual del Estado previstas en la Constitución de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela de 1999. La metodología utilizada es la investigación documental, sustentada en el método analítico y la técnica del análisis de contenido. Las fuentes para la recolección de información atienden a tres ámbitos: constitucional, doctrinal y jurisprudencial. Se concluye que la responsabilidad extracontractual del Estado es un sistema de acepciones entendido como valor superior, principio general del derecho público, deber constitucional del Estado en ejercicio de cualquier función pública, derecho subjetivo público de fuerza, rango o valor constitucional, garantía constitucional perteneciente al particular o administrado,integrante de cualquier sociedad democrática y de justicia, para exigir por vía administrativa o jurisdiccional la indemnización de daños y perjuicios, materiales y morales, causados en su situación jurídica -derecho subjetivo e interés legítimo o interés jurídico actual- o en sus bienes muebles o inmuebles imputables al funcionamiento, normal o anormal, de los entes y órganos del Estado.El Tribunal Supremo de Justicia en Sala Político-Administrativa establece una doctrina jurisprudencial iuspublicista sobre las acepciones de la responsabilidad extracontractual del Estado. El calificativo iuspublicista obedece a la circunstancia de que la Constitución de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela de 1999 constituye el instrumento normativo contentivo de las determinadas acepciones o significados.

  8. The use and limitations of endocervical Gram stains and mucopurulent cervicitis as predictors for Chlamydia trachomatis in female adolescents.

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    Moscicki, B; Shafer, M A; Millstein, S G; Irwin, C E; Schachter, J

    1987-07-01

    We evaluated the presence of polymorphonuclear cells on endocervical Gram stains and clinical indices of cervicitis as predictors of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in 193 sexually active female adolescents; 148 (77%) subjects had no complaints. C. trachomatis was isolated from 34 (18%) subjects. The incidence of C. trachomatis differed by race: it was isolated from 30% of black subjects and 7% of nonblack subjects. Polymorphonuclear cells on Gram stains were found to be associated with the presence of C. trachomatis (chi 2 = 33.2, p less than 0.0001). The sensitivity, specificity, and positive predictive value for polymorphonuclear cells to predict the presence of C. trachomatis were 91% (31/34), 65% (103/159), and 36% (31/87), respectively. When examined by ethnicity, polymorphonuclear cells remained significantly associated with C. trachomatis for black subjects (chi 2 = 24.3, p less than 0.001) but not for nonblack subjects (chi 2 = 2.49, p less than 0.1). Mucopurulent discharge, friability, or erythema-edema of ectopy were not reliable indicators for C. trachomatis. Endocervical Gram stains alone are useful to identify populations at risk for C. trachomatis infection. Caution must be advised when interpreting data from different population groups because of the variability in C. trachomatis prevalence.

  9. Frequency of anti-Chlamydia trachomatis antibodies in infertile women referred to Tabriz Al-Zahra hospital

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    Mahtab Sattari

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: Infertility is one of the major issues in society and its incidence is estimated to be almost 10-15%. Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis is an important cause of sexually transmitted diseases leading to infertility. Objective: This study was designed to determine the frequency of anti-C. trachomatis antibodies in infertile women at Al-zahra hospital, Tabriz, Iran. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the blood samples were collected randomly from 184 infertile women (case group and 100 pregnant women (control group. The frequency of specific IgG and IgM anti-C. trachomatis antibodies were evaluated using ELISA method. Results: The frequency of IgG anti-C. trachomatis antibody in the control and case groups was 18% and 35.88%, respectively. IgM anti-C. trachomatis antibody was found in 2% of controls and 5.44% of infertile women. Our results showed the significant differences between the case and control groups in anti-C. trachomatis antibodies (IgG, p=0.035 and IgM, p=0.004. Also, no significant relation was seen between the frequency of anti-C. trachomatis antibodies and age, location, and tubal factor infertility in our two study groups. Conclusion: According to high frequency of antibody anti-C. trachomatis among infertile women in competition to the control group, evaluation and treatment of Chlamydia infections is necessary in these patients

  10. Does typing of Chlamydia trachomatis using housekeeping multilocus sequence typing reveal different sexual networks among heterosexuals and men who have sex with men?

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    Versteeg, Bart; Bruisten, Sylvia M.; van der Ende, Arie; Pannekoek, Yvonne

    2016-01-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis infections remain the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection worldwide. To gain more insight into the epidemiology and transmission of C. trachomatis, several schemes of multilocus sequence typing (MLST) have been developed. We investigated the clustering of C.

  11. La fatiga como estado motivacional subjetivo

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    D. Cárdenas

    2017-03-01

    No obstante, la tendencia actual es entender la fatiga como un estado motivacional complejo cuyo origen tiene lugar en numerosos procesos fisiológicos y psicológicos que sirven para regular el esfuerzo y proteger al organismo de daños graves. Los objetivos de la presente revisión narrativa son analizar los diferentes enfoques existentes para el estudio y la explicación de la fatiga, establecer el vínculo con el concepto de carga de entrenamiento y justificar la importancia de evaluar las repercusiones de la carga mental para conseguir una adecuada planificación y control del proceso de entrenamiento.

  12. Diagnóstico da infecção urogenital por Chlamydia trachomatis =Diagnosis methods’ for Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection

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    Michelon, João da Rosa et al.

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Revisar os diferentes métodos para o diagnóstico de infecção urogenital por Chlamydia trachomatis. Material e métodos: Revisão de literatura médica especializada. Conclusões: Na escolha do método diagnóstico deve-se considerar a sensibilidade e especificidade da técnica pretendida, a individualidade do caso e a adequação aos recursos disponíveis. O exame cultural para Chlamydia trachomatis constitui-se no teste padrão, por apresentar a melhor especificidade na detecção da infecção. Entretanto, estudos recentes sugerem que as técnicas de amplificação de ácido nucléico têm demonstrado maior sensibilidade e especificidade semelhante ao teste cultural. Objective: To review the different methods for the diagnosis of genital infection caused by Chlamydia trachomatis. Material and methods: Review of medical literature. Conclusions: By choosing the method, it must be consider the sensitivity and specificity of the technique, the individuality of the case and the available possibilities. The culture exam for Chlamydia trachomatis is the gold-standard test, due to its’ best specificity in the detection of this disease. Nevertheless, recent trails suggests that the nucleic acid amplified tests have shown better sensibility and equal specificity when compared to the cultural test.

  13. Effects of interferon gamma on Chlamydia trachomatis serovar A and L2 protein expression investigated by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis

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    Shaw, A; Christiansen, Gunna; Birkelund, Svend

    1999-01-01

    ]methionine and two-dimensional gel electrophoresis with immobilized pH gradients in order to investigate changes in the protein expression of C. trachomatis serovar A and L2 caused by treatment with IFN-gamma. In contrast to what was observed in C. trachomatis L2, our results showed that, in C. trachomatis A, down...

  14. Chlamydia trachomatis serovar E isolates from patients with different clinical manifestations have similar courses of infection in a murine model: host factors as major determinants of C trachomatis mediated pathogenesis.

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    Lyons, JM; Ito, JIJr; Morre, S.A.

    2004-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Some investigators have proposed an association between certain Chlamydia trachomatis serovars and the clinical course of infection in humans. A recent study of over 1100 patients with culture confirmed and serotyped C trachomatis urogenital infection detected no such association. AIMS:

  15. Estado Transicional de Direito

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    Resumo: O presente estudo sustenta o surgimento de um novo paradigma do Estado de Direito, em razão da indispensável absorção pelo constitucionalismo das conquistas na seara da Justiça de Transição. Trata-se de uma nova perspectiva que, ao utilizar raciocínio hipotético-dedutivo e dados de natureza primária (acórdãos e leis) e secundária (entendimentos doutrinários), leva em consideração não apenas o Estado, mas também a sociedade civil, vislumbrando de forma simultânea os fatos ocorridos no ...

  16. Original paper Incidence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in patients with reactive arthritis

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    Iwona Ostaszewska-Puchalska

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    Full Text Available Objectives: The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence of Chlamydia trachomatis in patients with reactive arthritis (ReA within the area of the Podlaskie province (north eastern Poland. Material and methods: The study concerned 323 patients including 132 women and 191 men diagnosed with ReA. The material for C. trachomatis was collected from the urethra in men and the cervical canal in women. Also, every patient was tested for the presence of anti- C. trachomatis IgG class antibodies, while 121 individuals were additionally tested for IgA class antibodies. In the direct studies, the direct immunofluorescence (DIF method or polymerase chain reaction (PCR was used. The immunoenzymatic method was used to detect anti- C. trachomatis antibodies. The control group in the case of direct studies comprised 125 individuals, while in the case of serology research it included 127 (IgG and 109 (IgA persons. Results : Chlamydia trachomatis infection in the urethral and cervical smears was found in 42 patients (13.0% including 20 women (15.2% and 22 men (11.5%. In the control group chlamydia was detected in 3 patients (2.4% including 4% of women and 2% of men. IgA class antibodies were present in 10/121 (8.3% patients, similarly in women and in men (8.2% and 8.3% respectively. In the control group the specific IgA class antibodies were found in 3/85 patients (3.5%. Anti- C. trachomatis IgG antibodies were found in 70/323 patients (21.7%, similarly in men and women. Conclusions : 1. Chlamydia trachomatis is a common bacterial factor observed in the genitourinary system of patients with ReA. The outcomes of studies within the Podlaskie province indicate less frequent presence of chlamydial infection compared with Dolnośląskie province. 2. No correlations between detecting the presence of C. trachomatis in the urogenital tract and the presence of specific antibodies in the serum of ReA patients were observed. 3. Concurrent direct studies of the

  17. Screening for Chlamydia trachomatis infection among infertile women in Saudi Arabia

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    Kamel RM

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Remah M Kamel Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jazan, Saudi Arabia Background: Chlamydia trachomatis infection is a worldwide-distributed sexually transmitted infection that may lead to infertility. Objectives: This study aims to report the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among infertile women in Saudi Arabia. Patients and methods: A community-based study carried out at the obstetrics and gynecology clinic at Jazan General Hospital, Saudi Arabia. The study group included 640 Saudi infertile women who were aged between 18 and 40 years and who attended the gynecology clinic for infertility examination throughout 1 year of study (from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. The randomized control group included 100 Saudi fertile women who attended the obstetrics clinic for routine antenatal care. All recruited women were screened for chlamydia infection by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA for detection of serum-specific antibodies and then retested by the McCoy cell culture technique. Results: The prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among infertile women was high, at 15.0%. The rate of chlamydia infection detected by ELISA was 9.84%, and it was 12.03% by the culture method (P = 0.2443. Conclusion: The high prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among Saudi infertile women demands a national screening program for early detection among infertile couples. ELISA is available as a simple screening test alternative to the culture method. Keywords: Chlamydia trachomatis, ELISA, McCoy cell culture, infertility, sexually transmitted infection

  18. Reporting detection of Chlamydia trachomatis DNA in tissues of neonatal death cases

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    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: to determine whether C. trachomatis was present in neonates with infection, but without an isolated pathogen, who died during the first week of life. METHODS: early neonatal death cases whose causes of death had been previously adjudicated by the institutional mortality committee were randomly selected. End-point and real-time polymerase chain reaction of the C. trachomatis omp1 gene was used to blindly identify the presence of chlamydial DNA in the paraffinized samples of five organs (from authorized autopsies of each of the dead neonates. Additionally, differential diagnoses were conducted by amplifying a fragment of the 16S rRNA of Mycoplasma spp. RESULTS: in five cases (35.7%, C. trachomatis DNA was found in one or more organs. Severe neonatal infection was present in three cases; one of them corresponded to genotype D of C. trachomatis. Interestingly, another case fulfilled the same criteria but had a positive polymerase chain reaction for Mycoplasma hominis, a pathogen known to produce sepsis in newborns. CONCLUSION: the use of molecular biology techniques in these cases of early infant mortality demonstrated that C. trachomatis could play a role in the development of severe infection and in early neonatal death, similarly to that observed with Mycoplasma hominis. Further study is required to determine the pathogenesis of this perinatal infection.

  19. Detection of C. trachomatis in the Serum of the Patients with Urogenital Chlamydiosis

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    Naylia A. Zigangirova

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Extragenital chlamydial complications may be associated with systemic spread of infection, but haematogenous route for C. trachomatis dissemination has not been clearly demonstrated. Here we report that serum specimens obtained from patients with chlamydiosis contain elementary bodies of C. trachomatis shown by culture and immunogold electron microscopy. We have found that 31 of the 52 patients had serum precipitates which were infective to McCoy cells. Immunostaining revealed very small inclusions resembling those reported during persistent C. trachomatis infection in vitro. DNA specimens from 49 (out of 52 patients with chlamydiosis gave positive PCR readings. The viability of the pathogen present in the sera was confirmed by chlamydial RNA detection in the cell monolayer inoculated by the serum precipitates. By using DNA isolation protocol from 1 mL of serum and quantitative TaqMan PCR, it was estimated that bacterial load in patients’ sera was 2×102–103 GE/mL. These findings for the first time demonstrated that C. trachomatis can be disseminated directly by the plasma, independently from blood cell, which may represent a new possible pathway of the chronic infection development. Therefore, new methodological approaches for detection of C. trachomatis in the serum of patients with complicated and chronic chlamydiosis could be important in the diagnosis of the infection regardless of its anatomical localization.

  20. Transformation of sexually transmitted infection-causing serovars of chlamydia trachomatis using Blasticidin for selection.

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    Honglei Ding

    Full Text Available Plasmid-free Chlamydia trachomatis serovar L2 organisms have been transformed with chlamydial plasmid-based shuttle vectors pGFP::SW2 and pBRCT using β-lactamase as a selectable marker. However, the recommendation of amoxicillin, a β-lactam antibiotics, as one of the choices for treating pregnant women with cervicitis due to C. trachomatis infection has made the existing shuttle vectors unsuitable for transforming sexually transmitted infection (STI-causing serovars of C. trachomatis. Thus, in the current study, we modified the pGFP::SW2 plasmid by fusing a blasticidin S deaminase gene to the GFP gene to establish blasticidin resistance as a selectable marker and replacing the β-lactamase gene with the Sh ble gene to eliminate the penicillin resistance. The new vector termed pGFPBSD/Z::SW2 was used for transforming plasmid-free C. trachomatis serovar D organisms. Using blasticidin for selection, stable transformants were obtained. The GFP-BSD fusion protein was detected in cultures infected with the pGFPBSD/Z::SW2-trasnformed serovar D organisms. The transformation restored the plasmid property to the plasmid-free serovar D organisms. Thus, we have successfully modified the pGFP::SW2 transformation system for studying the biology and pathogenesis of other STI-causing serovars of C. trachomatis.

  1. The Role of Surinamese Migrants in the Transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis between Paramaribo, Suriname and Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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    Bom, Reinier J. M.; van der Helm, Jannie J.; Bruisten, Sylvia M.; Grünberg, Antoon W.; Sabajo, Leslie O. A.; Schim van der Loeff, Maarten F.; de Vries, Henry J. C.

    2013-01-01

    The large Surinamese migrant population in the Netherlands is a major risk group for urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis infection. Suriname, a former Dutch colony, also has a high prevalence of C. trachomatis. Surinamese migrants travel extensively between the Netherlands and Suriname. Our objective

  2. Severe Sepsis and Acute Myocardial Dysfunction in an Adolescent with Chlamydia Trachomatis Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: A Case Report.

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    Morgan, Ashley M; Roden, R Claire; Matson, Steven C; Wallace, Grant M; Lange, Hannah L H; Bonny, Andrea E

    2018-04-01

    Although generally asymptomatic, severe Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) infections have been documented. C. trachomatis has been associated with myocarditis as well as sepsis. A 19-year-old girl with type 1 diabetes mellitus developed sudden-onset mental status change and shock after resolution of diabetic ketoacidosis. Abdominal and pelvic imaging showed uterine and adnexal inflammation, and pelvic examination confirmed a diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease. The patient was intubated, required vasopressor support, and developed severe biventricular myocardial dysfunction. Infectious myocarditis workup was negative. Nucleic acid amplification testing from vaginal discharge was positive for C. trachomatis and Trichomonas vaginalis and negative for Neisseria gonorrhoeae. C. trachomatis should be considered in the workup of septic shock, particularly in populations at high risk for sexually transmitted infections. Copyright © 2017 North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Actualities

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    This paper is a summary of the Cedigaz annual report about the economic analysis of the worldwide natural gas statistical data for the year 1994. This report gives an up-to-date balance sheet of: the proved reserves, the production and consumption rates, the evolutions and tendencies of the international trade, the retail prices on the international market. (J.S.). 2 tabs

  4. Distribution of Chlamydia trachomatis genotypes in neonatal conjunctivitis in Hungary.

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    Balla, Eszter; Petrovay, Fruzsina; Erdősi, Tímea; Balázs, Andrea; Henczkó, Judit; Urbán, Edit; Donders, Gilbert G G

    2017-07-01

    The objective of the present study was to determine the frequency and age distribution of different Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) genotypes causing ophthalmia neonatorum (ON) in Hungary. Using CT specific PCR, we tested 76 conjunctival samples from symptomatic infants up to 3 months old in the National Centre for Epidemiology, Budapest between 2008 and 2016. CT tested positive in 30 of 76 conjunctival samples (39.5 %). The sequencing of the positive samples was successful in every case but one, and resulted in 48 % dominance for genotype E (14/29), followed by 24 % for genotype G (7/29), 10 % for J (3/29), 6.9 % for K and F (2/29), and 3.4 % for H (1/29). CT must still be regarded as a common pathogen causing ON in Hungary. Routine screening and treatment of pregnant women can be recommended to prevent these conditions. Chronic ON cases can be reduced by early diagnosis. Further research is needed to explain the dominance of genotypes E and G.

  5. Molecular typing ofChlamydia trachomatis: An overview.

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    Rawre, Jyoti; Juyal, Deepak; Dhawan, Benu

    2017-01-01

    Urogenital infection due to Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) is one of the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and is a major public health problem worldwide. Molecular characterisation of CT is important for understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms of chlamydial disease and its transmission dynamics in sexual networks. Traditionally, strain typing of CT was based on serotyping methods characterising the major outer membrane protein (MOMP). With the advent of polymerase chain reaction and sequencing the era of molecular typing began. Molecular characterization of CT strains is based on sequence analysis of ompA gene encoding MOMP. However, in due course of time, improvements were made to enhance the discriminatory power of sequencing and quality of epidemiological information. New high-resolution genotyping methods using multiple loci such as multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and multiple loci variable number of tandem repeats (MLVA) were developed but were unable to differentiate mixed infections (MIs). The development of DNA-hybridisation methods emerged as a major breakthrough in detecting MIs. Although MLST and MLVA are more discriminative than other genotyping methods, they are laborious and expensive. DNA microarray technique is an affordable alternative for genotyping. Since recombination is widespread in the CT genome, ompA is not a reliable marker for phylogenetic studies; hence, whole genome sequencing may provide maximum phylogenetic resolution of CT strains. A descriptive review is provided of the various molecular CT typing methods. The vital information gained can be used for formulating screening programmes, targeted prevention and optimising therapeutic measures aiming to reduce disease transmission.

  6. CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS AND HUMANPAPILLOMA VIRUS 16 AND 18 IN ADOLESCENTS

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    Eda Vrtačnik Bokal

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Background. Adolescents represent a risk group for sexually transmitted infections. The aim of this study was to find the incidence of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT and human papillomavirus (HPV in adolescents. Additionally, we wanted to know, whether the prevalence of CT was so high that antibiotic prophylaxis would be appropriate before termination of pregnancy.Patients and methods. In the study 200 adolescents aged 15 to 19 years were enrolled: 100 came for termination of pregnancy and 100 for a contraceptive method. In all cases the cervical smears were taken for culture and direct immunofluorescence (DIF for CT. The cervical smear was used also for hybridization test for the detection of HPV 16 and HPV 18. Serologic analysis for hepatitis B, HIV and syphilis were done in all cases.Results. CT was isolated in 6% in the first and in 4% in the second group Using DIF method CT was confirmed in 7% in the first and in 4% in the second group. HPV 16 or 18 was positive in 26% in the first and in 13% in the second group. We did not find any case of syphilis, HIV and hepatitis.Conclusions. A 6% prevalence of CT justifies the use of antibiotic prophylaxis before termination of pregnancy.

  7. Lateral flow-based antibody testing for Chlamydia trachomatis.

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    Gwyn, Sarah; Mitchell, Alexandria; Dean, Deborah; Mkocha, Harran; Handali, Sukwan; Martin, Diana L

    2016-08-01

    We describe here a lateral flow-based assay (LFA) for the detection of antibodies against immunodominant antigen Pgp3 from Chlamydia trachomatis, the causative agent of urogenital chlamydia infection and ocular trachoma. Optimal signal detection was achieved when the gold-conjugate and test line contained Pgp3, creating a dual sandwich capture assay. The LFA yielded positive signals with serum and whole blood but not with eluted dried blood spots. For serum, the agreement of the LFA with the non-reference multiplex assay was 96%, the specificity using nonendemic pediatric sera was 100%, and the inter-rater agreement was κ=0.961. For whole blood, the agreement of LFA with multiplex was 81.5%, the specificity was 100%, and the inter-rater agreement was κ=0.940. The LFA was tested in a field environment and yielded similar results to those from laboratory-based testing. These data show the successful development of a lateral flow assay for detection of antibodies against Pgp3 with reliable use in field settings, which would make antibody-based testing for trachoma surveillance highly practical, especially after cessation of trachoma elimination programs. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  8. Risk factors for Chlamydia trachomatis infection among users of an internet-based testing service in Sweden.

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    Novak, Masuma; Novak, Daniel

    2013-03-01

    This study aims to assess potential risk factors for Chlamydia trachomatis infection among users of an Internet-based testing service in Sweden. Users of an Internet-based C. trachomatis testing service sent in home urine samples by post which were analysed for C. trachomatis and answered a questionnaire regarding their socio-demographic background, sexual risk behaviour, and sexual health. Potential risk factors for C. trachomatis were determined by logistic regression models. The questionnaire response rate was 86% (6025/6978) with a male and female response rate of 77% and 93%, respectively. 5763 subjects both answered questionnaire and supplied urine sample. Mean age was 24.4 years (range 15-67 years) and 62% were women. The participants'C. trachomatis prevalence in men was 8.0% (73/2163) and 5.6% in women (201/3600). Compared to non-infected individuals, the C. trachomatis infected men and women were younger, had a higher number of sexual partners, more intercourse without condom (only men). After adjusting for age, civil status, and geographical region, the risk factors significantly associated with C. trachomatis infection were multiple partners during the previous year, non-condom usage, and having symptoms (only men). A novel finding was that, in women, believing to be infected and having been requested to be tested by a sexual partner, was associated with an increased risk of having a C. trachomatis infection. The Internet-based C. trachomatis testing service reaches a risk group of men and women. The results emphasise the value of self-risk assessment for C. trachomatis infection and the importance of easy accessible and simple sexual transmitted infection testing services. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Mass drug administration of azithromycin for trachoma reduces the prevalence of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in the Solomon Islands.

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    Marks, M; Bottomley, C; Tome, H; Pitakaka, R; Butcher, R; Sokana, O; Kako, H; Solomon, A W; Mabey, D C

    2016-06-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection and is frequently asymptomatic; ocular C. trachomatis strains cause trachoma. Mass drug administration (MDA) of azithromycin for trachoma might also reduce the prevalence of genital C. trachomatis. In a survey conducted in the Solomon Islands in 2014, prior to MDA, the prevalence of genital C. trachomatis was 20.3% (95% CI 15.9% to 25.4%). We conducted a survey to establish the impact of MDA with azithromycin on genital C. trachomatis. Women attending three community outpatient clinics, predominantly for antenatal care, 10 months after MDA with azithromycin given for trachoma elimination, were enrolled in this survey. Self-taken high vaginal swabs were for C. trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae using the BD Probetec strand displacement assay. 298 women were enrolled. C. trachomatis infection was diagnosed in 43 women (14.4%, 95% CI 10.6% to 18.9%) and N. gonorrhoeae in 9 (3%, 95% CI 1.4% to 5.7%). The age-adjusted OR for C. trachomatis infection was consistent with a significant decrease in the prevalence of C. trachomatis following MDA (OR 0.58, 95% CI 0.37 to 0.94, p=0.027). There was no change in the prevalence of N. gonorrhoeae between following MDA (OR 0.51, 95% CI 0.22 to 1.22, p=0.13). This study demonstrated a 40% reduction in the age-adjusted prevalence of genital C. trachomatis infection following azithromycin MDA for trachoma elimination. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://www.bmj.com/company/products-services/rights-and-licensing/

  10. Chlamydia trachomatis C-complex serovars are a risk factor for preterm birth

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    Hollegaard, Stine; Vogel, Ida; Thorsen, Poul

    2007-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Potential associations between current or previous C. trachomatis infections (general IgG and serovars) and spontaneous preterm birth (PTB) were examined and associations between C. trachomatis infections and previous fertility problems were explored. PATIENTS AND METHODS: At week 17......, Chlamydia antigen, Chlamydia IgG, Chlamydia complex B, C and GF levels were measured. Spontaneous preterm birth (...) and odds ratios (OR) were estimated by logistic regression. RESULTS: C. trachomatis C-complex positivity was associated with spontaneous PTB [RR 2.6 (1.1-6.29)] and additionally with a prior history of subfertility [OR 4.4 [2.5-7.7]), infertility treatment [OR 7.2 (4.0-12.8)] and ectopic pregnancy [5.2 (2...

  11. IL-10 polymorphism and cell-mediated immune response to Chlamydia trachomatis

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    Öhman, H.; Tiitinen, A; Halttunen, M.

    2006-01-01

    background. To study a relationship between interleukin-10 (IL-10) promoter -1082 polymorphism and cell-mediated immune response during C trachomatis infection in vitro, lymphocyte proliferation and cytokine (IL-10, IFN-gamma, TNF-alpha, IL-2, IL-4 and IL-5) secretion were analysed in subjects with different...... IL-10 genotypes. Enhanced IL-10 secretion and reduced antigen-specific lymphocyte proliferative and IFN-gamma responses were found in subjects with IL-10 -1082 GG genotype when compared to those with -1082 AA genotype. CD14+ monocytes were main source of IL-10 indicating that these cells...... are important regulators of the antigen-specific cell-mediated responses during active C trachomatis infection. We conclude that impaired cell-mediated response to C trachomatis is associated with IL-10 genotype in subjects with high IL-10 producing capacity. A comparison of immune markers between subjects...

  12. Seropositivity to Chlamydia trachomatis in prostitutes: relationship to other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

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    Caterino-de-Araujo, A; de-los-Santos Fortuna, E

    1990-01-01

    The prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and its relationship with other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) was investigated by serological determinations in a group of 45 women working as prostitutes in Santos, State of São Paulo. Seropositivity to HIV-1 was demonstrated in 4 (9%) of the cases and to HIV-2 in one case. Syphilis and hepatitis B were detected in 29% and 43% of the 45 women, respectively. Specific antibodies to C. trachomatis were found in all subjects. The high seroprevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), syphilis and C. trachomatis in this population was related to predisposing factors such as number of sexual contacts, sexual practices, drug use and episodes of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

  13. Human antibody and antigen response to IncA antibody of Chlamydia trachomatis.

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    Tsai, P Y; Hsu, M C; Huang, C T; Li, S Y

    2007-01-01

    The high prevalence of C. trachomatis worldwide has underscored the importance of identifying specific immunogenic antigens in facilitating diagnosis as well as vaccine development. The aim of this study is to evaluate IncA antibody and antigen production in natural human infections. Our temporal expression study showed that IncA transcription and protein expression could be detected as early as 4 hours after the start of infection. Antibody responses could be detected in urine and genital swab samples from C. trachomatis-positive patients. It is especially interesting to note that the IncA antigen could be detected in urine. In conclusion, we have identified IncA as an important antigen in human. The potential applicability of the IncA antibody or antigen in the diagnosis as well as to vaccine development for C. trachomatis is also discussed.

  14. Host immune responses after hypoxic reactivation of IFN-γ induced persistent Chlamydia trachomatis infection

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    Stefan eJerchel

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Genital tract infections with Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis are the most frequent sexually transmitted disease worldwide. Severe clinical sequelae such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, tubal occlusion and tubal infertility are linked to chronic inflammatory processes of persistently infected tissues. The oxygen concentrations in the female urogenital tract are physiologically low and further diminished (0.5-5 % O2, hypoxia during an ongoing inflammation. However, little is known about the effect of a low oxygen environment on genital C. trachomatis infections. In this study, we investigated the host immune responses during reactivation of IFN-γ induced persistent C. trachomatis infection under hypoxia. For this purpose, the activation of the MAP-kinases p44/42 and p38 as well as the induction of the pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8 and MCP-1 were analyzed. Upon hypoxic reactivation of IFN-γ induced persistent C. trachomatis infection, the phosphorylation of the p44/42 but not of the p38 MAP-kinase was significantly diminished compared to IFN-γ induced chlamydial persistence under normoxic condition. In addition, significantly reduced IL-6 and IL-8 mRNA expression levels were observed for reactivated Chlamydiae under hypoxia compared to a persistent chlamydial infection under normoxia. Our findings indicate that hypoxia not only reactivates IFN-γ induced persistent C. trachomatis infections resulting in increased bacterial growth and progeny but also dampens inflammatory host immune signaling responses that are normally observed in a normoxic environment.

  15. Analysis of patients with Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection in an STD clinic.

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    Repiso-Jiménez, J B; Fernandez-Morano, T; Rivas-Ruiz, F; de Troya-Martin, M

    2014-10-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection is common in our setting and early treatment can prevent complications. The aim of this study was to report on patients diagnosed with C trachomatis genital infection in a sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic. This was a descriptive, cross-sectional, observational study of patients diagnosed with C. trachomatis infection between 2010 and 2011. We recorded demographic data and information on sexual habits, concomitant sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and various aspects of treatment. In total, 12.3% of the samples analyzed were positive for C trachomatis genital infection. Sixty-two patients (43 men) with a mean age of 31 years were studied; 75% were heterosexual and 87% had had a sexual partner in the previous 2 months. Condom use was inconsistent in 81%, 79%, and 65% of patients who practiced vaginal, oral, and anal sex, respectively. Thirteen percent of the patients had symptoms and anogenital warts were the most common associated STI. The most widely used treatment was doxycycline. A high prevalence of genital C. trachomatis infection was detected in our STD clinic, and the majority of cases were found in young men. We observed a high rate of asymptomatic infection in patients who do not engage in high-risk sexual behavior and who had come to the clinic for another reason. Systematic screening of C. trachomatis infection should be implemented in STD units to enable the early treatment of patients and their recent sexual partners. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier España, S.L.U. y AEDV. All rights reserved.

  16. Prevalence of Chlamydia Trachomatis, Neisseria Gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas Vaginalis Infection in Chilean Adolescents and Young Adults.

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    Huneeus, Andrea; Schilling, Andrea; Fernandez, Mario I

    2018-02-01

    To determine the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas vaginalis infection in sexually active Chilean adolescents and young adults. A comparative analysis was performed between genders to identify demographic, clinical, and sexual behavior characteristics to predict the occurrence of C trachomatis. Analytical observational study. Santiago, Chile. Two hundred eighty-six sexually active volunteers aged 24 years or younger (171 female and 115 male); 82.9% (237/286) of them were classified as having high socioeconomic status. Confidential survey and self-collected samples (urine for men and vaginal swabs for women). Prevalence, demographic characteristics, symptoms, and sexual behavior characteristics. The prevalence rate of C trachomatis was 8.7% (10/115) in men and 8.8% (15/171) in women (P = .58). N gonorrhoeae was detected in 1 subject, whereas no T vaginalis cases were detected. In multivariate analysis, having some college education was protective (odds ratio [OR], 0.28; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.09-0.89), whereas having a higher number of sexual partners was a risk factor (OR, 1.19; 95% CI, 1.1-1.3) for C trachomatis infection. The latter was also predicted by postcoital bleeding (OR, 4.6; 95% CI, 1.30-16.23) in the female model. C trachomatis infection rates were similar between both genders. Protective characteristics for the occurrence of this infection were having some college education, lower number of sexual partners, and if female, the absence of postcoital bleeding. This study highlights the importance of C trachomatis screening among the Chilean affluent population younger than 25 years. However, further studies are needed in a more diverse and representative sample to recommend universal screening in Chilean adolescents and young adults. Copyright © 2018 North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. Human papillomavirus and Chlamydia trachomatis infection in gyneco-obstetric outpatients from a mexican hospital

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    Laura Conde-Ferráez

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: Human papillomavirus (HPV and Chlamydia trachomatis are the most frequent sexually transmitted infections, usually asymptomatic. Persistent infection with high-risk HPV types and other cofactors such as the concomitant infection with C. trachomatis can represent a higher risk to develop cervical lesions; therefore, screening with sensitive methods could aid to identify women at risk. Aims: The aim is to determine the prevalence and concurrence of both infections, detected with in-house molecular methods, and to identify the risk factors associated to the infections in Mexican women. Subjects and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study including gynaecological-obstetrical medical outpatients from a Social Security Hospital in Southeast Mexico. After informed consent, cervicovaginal samples were collected and tested for HPV and C. trachomatis using polymerase chain reaction (PCR. HPV positives were further tested for high-risk HPV16, 18, 58 and low-risk 11 using real-time PCR. All methods employed were in-house. Data analyses included odds ratios (OR, Chi-square and linear regressions. Results: Women included were 233, aging 15–49 (mean 30 years, 52.8% were pregnant. For HPV and C. trachomatis testing, 230 samples were adequate, resulting in 48 (20.9% and 15 (6.5% positives, respectively; 4 (1.7% were positive to both. The most frequent genotype identified was HPV58 (25% of typified samples. C. trachomatis positives were 73% asymptomatic, none had pelvic inflammatory disease or infertility histories. The only variable associated to HPV infection was the history of previous sexually transmitted disease (OR = 3.69,P= 0.0019. Conclusions: More than 25% of the population was infected with either agent. We successfully used in-house molecular methodologies for diagnosis and typing, showing HPV and C. trachomatis prevalence consistent to previous reports. Concomitant infections were found, HPV high-risk types were involved in half of these

  18. Risk-based screening for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae prior to intrauterine device insertion.

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    Grentzer, Jaclyn M; Peipert, Jeffrey F; Zhao, Qiuhong; McNicholas, Colleen; Secura, Gina M; Madden, Tessa

    2015-10-01

    The objective was to compare three strategies for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae screening prior to intrauterine device (IUD) insertion. This was a secondary analysis of the Contraceptive CHOICE Project. We measured the prevalence of C. trachomatis and/or N. gonorrhoeae at the time of IUD insertion. We then compared sensitivity, specificity, negative and positive predictive values, and likelihood ratios for three screening strategies for C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae prior to IUD insertion: (a) "age-based" — age ≤25 years alone; (b) "age/partner-based" — age ≤25 and/or multiple sexual partners; and (c) "risk-based" — age ≤25, multiple sexual partners, inconsistent condom use and/or history of prior sexually transmitted infection (STI). Among 5087 IUD users, 140 (2.8%) tested positive for C. trachomatis, 16 (0.3%) tested positive for N. gonorrhoeae, and 6 (0.1%) were positive for both at the time of IUD insertion. The "risk-based" screening strategy had the highest sensitivity (99.3%) compared to "age-based" and "age/partner-based" screening (80.7% and 84.7%, respectively.) Only one (0.7%) woman with a chlamydia or gonorrhea infection would not have been screened using "risk-based" screening. A risk-based strategy to screen for C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae prior to IUD insertion has higher sensitivity than screening based on age alone or age and multiple sexual partners. Using a risk-based screening strategy (age≤25, multiple sexual partners, inconsistent condom use and/or history of an STI) to determine who should be screened for C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae prior to IUD insertion will miss very few cases of infection and obviates the need for universal screening. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. Panorámica actual de la psicología positiva

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    Gracia Navarro, Eva

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    Este trabajo intenta dar una panorámica del estado actual de la psicología positiva; una revisión global para intentar situar los contenidos de sus constructos principales. Aquest treball intenta donar una panoràmica de l'estat actual de la psicologia positiva, una revisió global per intentar situar els continguts dels seus constructes principals. Bachelor thesis for the Psychology program.

  20. Estado, sociedad y desarrollo

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    Tomassini, Luciano

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    América Latina ha hecho grandes progresos en la modernización y reforma de sus economías. Pero esas reformas no bastan para asegurar la estabilidad y el crecimiento a largo plazo de la región, que debe confrontar también lo que un creciente número de expertos en desarrollo considera una de las claves para el futuro de América Latina: la cuestión de  «la calidad del gobierno» y la reforma del estado.

  1. Identification of type III secretion substrates of Chlamydia trachomatis using Yersinia enterocolitica as a heterologous system.

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    da Cunha, Maria; Milho, Catarina; Almeida, Filipe; Pais, Sara V; Borges, Vítor; Maurício, Rui; Borrego, Maria José; Gomes, João Paulo; Mota, Luís Jaime

    2014-02-17

    Chlamydia trachomatis is an obligate intracellular human pathogen causing ocular and urogenital infections that are a significant clinical and public health concern. This bacterium uses a type III secretion (T3S) system to manipulate host cells, through the delivery of effector proteins into their cytosol, membranes, and nucleus. In this work, we aimed to find previously unidentified C. trachomatis T3S substrates. We first analyzed the genome of C. trachomatis L2/434 strain for genes encoding mostly uncharacterized proteins that did not appear to possess a signal of the general secretory pathway and which had not been previously experimentally shown to be T3S substrates. We selected several genes with these characteristics and analyzed T3S of the encoding proteins using Yersinia enterocolitica as a heterologous system. We identified 23 C. trachomatis proteins whose first 20 amino acids were sufficient to drive T3S of the mature form of β-lactamase TEM-1 by Y. enterocolitica. We found that 10 of these 23 proteins were also type III secreted in their full-length versions by Y. enterocolitica, providing additional support that they are T3S substrates. Seven of these 10 likely T3S substrates of C. trachomatis were delivered by Y. enterocolitica into host cells, further suggesting that they could be effectors. Finally, real-time quantitative PCR analysis of expression of genes encoding the 10 likely T3S substrates of C. trachomatis showed that 9 of them were clearly expressed during infection of host cells. Using Y. enterocolitica as a heterologous system, we identified 10 likely T3S substrates of C. trachomatis (CT053, CT105, CT142, CT143, CT144, CT161, CT338, CT429, CT656, and CT849) and could detect translocation into host cells of CT053, CT105, CT142, CT143, CT161, CT338, and CT429. Therefore, we revealed several C. trachomatis proteins that could be effectors subverting host cell processes.

  2. Specific-Pathogen-Free Pigs as an Animal Model for Studying Chlamydia trachomatis Genital Infection

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    Vanrompay, Daisy; Hoang, Thi Q. T.; De Vos, Liselotte; Verminnen, Kristel; Harkinezhad, Taher; Chiers, Koen; Morré, Servaas A.; Cox, Eric

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of the present study was to evaluate pigs as a large-animal model for female genital infection with two Chlamydia trachomatis human serovar E strains. Sixteen-week-old specific-pathogen-free female pigs (gilts) were intravaginally infected with the trachoma type E reference strain Bour or the urogenital serovar E strain 468. Several conclusions can be drawn from our findings on the pathogenicity of a primary C. trachomatis genital infection in gilts. First of all, we demonstrated ...

  3. Overexpression and surface localization of the Chlamydia trachomatis major outer membrane protein in Escherichia coli

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    Koehler, JF; Birkelund, Svend; Stephens, RS

    1992-01-01

    The Chlamydia trachomatis major outer membrane protein (MOMP) is the quantitatively predominant surface protein which has important functional, structural and antigenic properties. We have cloned and overexpressed the MOMP in Escherichia coli. The MOMP is surface exposed in C. trachomatis....... The induction of MOMP expression had a rapidly lethal effect on the L2rMOMP E. coli clone. Although no genetic system exists for Chlamydia, development of a stable, inducible E. coli clone which overexpresses the chlamydial MOMP permits a study of the biological properties of the MOMP, including...

  4. Differences in Treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis by Ambulatory Care Setting.

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    Pearson, William S; Gift, Thomas L; Leichliter, Jami S; Jenkins, Wiley D

    2015-12-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) is the most commonly reported sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the US and timely, correct treatment can reduce CT transmission and sequelae. Emergency departments (ED) are an important location for diagnosing STIs. This study compared recommended treatment of CT in EDs to treatment in physician offices. Five years of data (2006-2010) were analyzed from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, and the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys (NHAMCS), including the Outpatient survey (NHAMCS-OPD) and Emergency Department survey (NHAMCS-ED). All visits with a CT diagnosis and those with a diagnosis of unspecified venereal disease were selected for analysis. Differences in receipt of recommended treatments were compared between visits to physician offices and emergency departments using Chi square tests and logistic regression models. During the 5 year period, approximately 3.2 million ambulatory care visits had diagnosed CT or an unspecified venereal disease. A greater proportion of visits to EDs received the recommended treatment for CT compared to visits to physician offices (66.1 vs. 44.9 %, p < .01). When controlling for patients' age, sex and race/ethnicity, those presenting to the ED with CT were more likely to receive the recommended antibiotic treatment than patients presenting to a physician's office (OR 2.16; 95 % CI 1.04-4.48). This effect was attenuated when further controlling for patients' expected source of payment. These analyses demonstrate differences in the treatment of CT by ambulatory care setting as well as opportunities for increasing use of recommended treatments for diagnosed cases of this important STI.

  5. Diagnóstico da infecção urogenital por Chlamydia trachomatis = Diagnosis methods’ for Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection

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    Michelon, João da Rosa

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Revisar os diferentes métodos para o diagnóstico de infecção urogenital por Chlamydia trachomatis. Material e métodos: Revisão de literatura médica especializada. Conclusões: Na escolha do método diagnóstico deve-se considerar a sensibilidade e especificidade da técnica pretendida, a individualidade do caso e a adequação aos recursos disponíveis. O exame cultural para Chlamydia trachomatis constitui-se no teste padrão, por apresentar a melhor especificidade na detecção da infecção. Entretanto, estudos recentes sugerem que as técnicas de amplificação de ácido nucléico têm demonstrado maior sensibilidade e especificidade semelhante ao teste cultural

  6. Chlamydia trachomatis and invasive cervical cancer: a pooled analysis of the IARC multicentric case-control study.

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    Smith, Jennifer S; Bosetti, Cristina; Muñoz, Nubia; Herrero, Rolando; Bosch, F Xavier; Eluf-Neto, José; Meijer, Chris J L M; Van Den Brule, Adriaan J C; Franceschi, Silvia; Peeling, Rosanna W

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    To determine whether Chlamydia trachomatis infection is consistently associated with an increased risk of invasive cervical carcinoma (ICC) after accounting for the strong effect of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, a case-control study of 1,238 cases of ICC and 1,100 control women from 7 countries was carried out (hospital-based studies in Thailand, the Philippines, Morocco, Peru, Brazil and population-based studies in Colombia and Spain, all coordinated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France). C. trachomatis serum antibody detection was made by means of a microfluorescence assay. Among HPV DNA-positive cases and controls, the risk of squamous cell ICC was elevated in C. trachomatis seropositive women (OR = 1.8; 95% CI = 1.2-2.7) after adjustment for age, center, oral contraceptive use, history of Pap smears, number of full-term pregnancies and herpes simplex virus 2 seropositivity. The effect of C. trachomatis seropositivity on squamous cell ICC risk increased with increasing C. trachomatis antibody titers and was higher in women under 55 years of age. C. trachomatis antibodies were not associated with adeno- or adenosquamous cell carcinoma (OR = 1.0; 95% CI = 0.53-1.9) in HPV DNA-positive women. An association of C. trachomatis with squamous cell ICC was found among all cases and control women with or without adjustment for HPV. Copyright 2004 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  7. Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis & herpes simplex virus in males with urethritis & females with cervicitis attending STD clinic.

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    Malathi, J; Madhavan, H N; Therese, K L; Rinku, J P; Narendar, K P

    2002-08-01

    Cervicitis and urethritis due to Chlamydia trachomatis are common sexually transmitted diseases. However, there is a paucity of information on urethritis and mucopurulent cervicitis due to herpes simplex virus (HSV) from India. We used polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to find out the prevalence of C. trachomatis and HSV associated urethritis in males and mucopurulent cervicitis in females attending a sexually transmitted diseases (STD) clinic. Twenty five endocervical swabs from 25 women with mucopurulent cervicitis and 75 urethral swabs from 72 males with urethritis were processed for the detection of C. trachomatis and HSV by antigen detection by fluorescent antibody test (FAT), culture and PCR. Among the 25 women, one (4.0%) was positive for C. trachomatis and 3 (12.0%) were positive for HSV by PCR. FAT and culture were negative. Nine (12.0%) of the 75 urethral swabs were positive for C. trachomatis and 5 (6.6%) were positive for HSV by PCR. Among the 9 positive by PCR for C. trachomatis, 3 (4.0%) were positive by FAT. Cultures for both organisms were negative. Endocervicitis and male urethritis due to C. trachomatis and HSV are not uncommon among high-risk individuals. The diagnosis could be established mainly by PCR.

  8. Estado de Derecho y Administración Pública

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    Mariella Saettone Montero

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo nos proponemos reflexionar sobre las características y los cambios actuales en el Estado de Derecho y su proyección en la Administración pública que responde a ese modelo de Estado.En efecto, distintos factores tales como la globalización, la revolución tecnológica e informática han incidido no sólo en el medio social sino también en el ámbito estatal, especialmente en el desarrollo de las distintas funciones estatales.Por otra parte ha variado sustancialmente la relación Estado – Sociedad, pudiendo apreciarse en términos generales, una sociedad que cada vez exige más transparencia y rendición de cuentas a la gestión pública.Y es que, de acuerdo al orden jurídico interno y en especial al desarrollo del derecho internacionalde los derechos humanos, el Estado de Derecho se ubica en una posición más garantista en relación a los derechos de la persona humana, lo que define una identidad propia de la Administración pública de este modelo de Estado.

  9. Chlamydia trachomatis Infections during Pregnancy: Consequences for pregnancy outcome and infants

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    G.I.J.G. Rours (Ingrid)

    2010-01-01

    textabstractChlamydia trachomatis is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) worldwide. Chlamydia is responsible for a significant proportion of genitourinary tract infections in adult males and females, but like STIs in general, it is primarily a woman’s health care issue

  10. Screening for Chlamydia trachomatis infection among infertile women in Saudi Arabia.

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    Kamel, Remah M

    2013-01-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis infection is a worldwide-distributed sexually transmitted infection that may lead to infertility. This study aims to report the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among infertile women in Saudi Arabia. A community-based study carried out at the obstetrics and gynecology clinic at Jazan General Hospital, Saudi Arabia. The study group included 640 Saudi infertile women who were aged between 18 and 40 years and who attended the gynecology clinic for infertility examination throughout 1 year of study (from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012). The randomized control group included 100 Saudi fertile women who attended the obstetrics clinic for routine antenatal care. All recruited women were screened for chlamydia infection by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for detection of serum-specific antibodies and then retested by the McCoy cell culture technique. The prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among infertile women was high, at 15.0%. The rate of chlamydia infection detected by ELISA was 9.84%, and it was 12.03% by the culture method (P = 0.2443). The high prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among Saudi infertile women demands a national screening program for early detection among infertile couples. ELISA is available as a simple screening test alternative to the culture method.

  11. Chlamydia trachomatis serotype A infections in the Amazon region of Brazil: prevalence, entry and dissemination

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    Marluísa de Oliveira Guimarães Ishak

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Chlamydia infection is associated with debilitating human diseases including trachoma, pneumonia, coronary heart disease and urogenital diseases. Serotypes of C. trachomatis show a fair correlation with the group of diseases they cause, and their distribution follows a well-described geographic pattern. Serotype A, a trachoma-associated strain, is known for its limited dissemination in the Middle East and Northern Africa. However, knowledge on the spread of bacteria from the genus Chlamydia as well as the distribution of serotypes in Brazil is quite limited. METHODS: Blood samples of 1,710 individuals from ten human population groups in the Amazon region of Brazil were examined for antibodies to Chlamydia using indirect immunofluorescence and microimmunofluorescence assays. RESULTS: The prevalence of antibodies to Chlamydia ranged from 23.9% (Wayana-Apalai to 90.7% (Awa-Guaja with a mean prevalence of 50.2%. Seroreactivity was detected to C. pneumoniae and to all serotypes of C. trachomatis tested; furthermore, we report clear evidence of the as-yet-undescribed occurrence of serotype A of C. trachomatis. CONCLUSIONS: Specific seroreactivity not only accounts for the large extent of dissemination of C. trachomatis in the Amazon region of Brazil but also shows an expanded area of occurrence of serotype A outside the epidemiological settings previously described. Furthermore, these data suggest possible routes of Chlamydia introduction into the Amazon region from the massive human migration that occurred during the 1,700s.

  12. PCR assessment of Chlamydia trachomatis infection of semen specimens processed for artificial insemination

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    Pannekoek, Y.; Westenberg, S. M.; de Vries, J.; Repping, S.; Spanjaard, L.; Eijk, P. P.; van der Ende, A.; Dankert, J.

    2000-01-01

    In order to ascertain the microbiological quality of stored semen specimens processed for artificial insemination by a donor (AID), we developed a PCR assay targeting the chlamydial plasmid to detect Chlamydia trachomatis in semen. The lower limit of detection of this assay corresponded to 2.5 to 5

  13. A high-resolution melting analysis for genotyping urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis.

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    Li, Jian-Hong; Yin, Yue-Ping; Zheng, He-Ping; Zhong, Ming-Ying; Peng, Rui-Rui; Wang, Baoxi; Chen, Xiang-Sheng

    2010-12-01

    We have developed a high-resolution melting analysis (HRMA) for the genotyping of Chlamydia trachomatis and applied it specifically to the 11 sexually transmitted infection-related genotypes: D through K and L1 through L3. The variable segment 2 (VS2) was selected as the target for HRMA genotype identification. Eleven C. trachomatis genotypes were amplified by a nested real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the presence of the LCGreen saturating dye and showed no cross-reaction with 10 pathogenic bacteria or commensals from urogenital tract. The detection limit of HRMA method was 100 elementary bodies (EB)/mL. All of the 11 genotypes can be distinguished from each other by following an HRMA workflow. Genotype F, G, H, I, J, K, L2, and L3 could be directly identified from each other, whereas D, E, and L1 could be distinguished from each other by a second analysis with fewer curves or by heteroduplex formation with a known reference strain. In the validation panel of 36 C. trachomatis-positive urogenital samples genotyped by VS1-VS2 sequencing, nested real-time VS2 PCR followed by HRMA was able to discriminate between all samples correctly. This assay requires no fluorescence-labeled probes or separate post-PCR analysis and provides a simple and rapid approach for genotyping the C. trachomatis strains that are the most commonly sexually transmitted. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. TLR4 in Chlamydia trachomatis infections: knockout mice, STD patients and women with tubal factor subfertility

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    den Hartog, J. E.; Lyons, J. M.; Ouburg, S.; Fennema, J. S. A.; de Vries, H. J. C.; Bruggeman, C. A.; Ito, J. I.; Peña, A. S.; Land, J. A.; Morré, S. A.

    2009-01-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis is the most prevalent sexually transmitted bacterium in the world with almost 100 million new cases each year, some of which will develop tubal pathology. Clear differences in its clinical course of infections have been observed, and recently it has been shown that 40% is based

  15. Chlamydia trachomatis in Cervical Lymph Node of Man with Lymphogranuloma Venereum, Croatia, 20141.

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    Gjurašin, Branimir; Lepej, Snježana Židovec; Cole, Michelle J; Pitt, Rachel; Begovac, Josip

    2018-04-01

    We report an HIV-infected person who was treated for lymphogranuloma venereum cervical lymphadenopathy and proctitis in Croatia in 2014. Infection with a variant L2b genovar of Chlamydia trachomatis was detected in a cervical lymph node aspirate. A prolonged course of doxycycline was required to cure the infection.

  16. Chlamydia trachomatis antibody detection in home-collected blood samples for use in epidemiological studies.

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    Hoenderboom, B M; van Ess, E F; van den Broek, I V F; van Loo, I H M; Hoebe, C J P A; Ouburg, S; Morré, S A

    Capillary blood collected in serum tubes was subjected to centrifugation delay while stored at room temperature. Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) IgG concentrations in aliquoted serum of these blood samples remained stable for seven days after collection. CT IgG concentrations can reliably be measured in

  17. Use of the Internet for home testing for Chlamydia trachomatis in Sweden: who are the users?

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    Novak, D; Novak, M

    2012-02-01

    Sweden was the first country to introduce online Chlamydia trachomatis testing for both men and women and this article provides information about the user characteristics and which risk groups are reached with this method. During the years 2005-2007 a questionnaire was administered with a response rate of 86% (n = 6025) (62.5% women, 37.5% men). Over 60% of respondents were aged below 26 years and single. The average years of education for men and women was 14 (range 9.0-26.0). The mean Internet usage time was 22.4 hours/week among men and 15.5 hours/week among women. Only 22% men and 34% women had tested themselves for C. trachomatis at clinics previously. Respondents reported a higher frequency of previous sexually transmitted infections (STIs) compared with other Internet users (i.e. C. trachomatis: men 19%, women 24%). Eighty percent of online test users had engaged in sex with ≥ 2 partners without a condom during the previous year. Online C. trachomatis test users are mostly young people with high sexual risk behaviour.

  18. Comparative proteome analysis of Chlamydia trachomatis serovar A, D and L2

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    Shaw, Allan C; Gevaert, Kris; Demol, Hans

    2002-01-01

    generated novel data on genetic variability as indicated by electrophoretic variation and potentially important examples of serovar specific differences in protein abundance. The availability of the complete genome made it feasible to map and to identify proteins of C. trachomatis on a large scale...

  19. Clinical predictors of Chlamydia trachomatis endocervicitis in adolescent women. Looking for the right combination.

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    Remafedi, G; Abdalian, S E

    1989-12-01

    Chlamydial disease in adolescent women is a serious public health problem, but secondary preventive efforts through early detection and treatment are encumbered by the cost and complexity of mass screening. This study was undertaken to identify clinical predictors of infection that might narrow the scope of screening adolescent populations. Demographic/clinical data and endocervical smears for the direct-specimen fluorescein-conjugated monoclonal antibody test for Chlamydia trachomatis were collected from 244 consecutive women, 21 years of age or less, attending an adolescent health clinic. Positive direct-specimen fluorescein-conjugated monoclonal antibody test for C trachomatis results were associated with a past history of chlamydial infection, multiple sexual partners, sexual contact with men with urethritis, nonuse of condoms, metrorrhagia, exocervicitis, mucopurulent endocervical discharge, abnormal cervical cytologic features, and isolation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae from the endocervix. These variables were entered into a discriminant analysis to predict direct-specimen fluorescein-conjugated monoclonal antibody test for C trachomatis results. The discriminant function was statistically significant but explained only 17% of between-group variance. Two variables alone, exocervicitis and partners with urethritis, correctly predicted direct-specimen fluorescein-conjugated monoclonal antibody test for C trachomatis results in 79% of all cases (negative predictive value 90%; positive predictive value 35%). When routine screening with reliable laboratory tests is not feasible, selective testing or empirical treatment of adolescent women with either risk factor may be cost-effective alternatives.

  20. Susceptibilities of Chlamydia trachomatis isolates causing uncomplicated female genital tract infections and pelvic inflammatory disease.

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    Rice, R J; Bhullar, V; Mitchell, S H; Bullard, J; Knapp, J S

    1995-01-01

    The in vitro susceptibilities of 45 recent clinical isolates of Chlamydia trachomatis obtained from women with asymptomatic genital tract infection, mucopurulent cervicitis, or pelvic inflammatory disease to doxycycline, azithromycin, ofloxacin, and clindamycin were determined. In addition, susceptibilities of 12 isolates to amoxicillin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole were also determined. Isolates also were serotyped with a panel of monoclonal antibodies specific for chlamydial major outer...

  1. [Chlamydia trachomatis infection in females consulting health centres in Maracaibo, Venezuela].

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    Arráiz, Nailet; Marcucci, Rafael; Colina, Sonia; Reyes, Francia; Rondón, Netxibeth; Bermúdez, Valmore; Reyna, Nadia

    2008-01-01

    Evaluating Chlamydia trachomatis infection prevalence in a group of symptomatic and asymptomatic females attending gynaecology services in health centres in Maracaibo in the state of Zulia in Venezuela. 168 patients attending two health centres in Maracaibo were included in this study. Gynaecological evaluation was based on examining the pelvis, deep areas of the vagina and the cervix. Patients were classified into groups according to age and the presence of clinical manifestations. Two DNA amplification assays of endogenous plasmid and the omp1 gene taken from endocervical swabs were used for investigating C. trachomati. 168 patients were evaluated; 81 (48,2 %) were symptomatic and 87 (51,8 %) asymptomatic, A 7,7 % prevalence (p>0.05) was found in the total population (9,9 % prevalence for symptomatic patients and 5,8 % for asymptomatic ones). The 18- 28 year old patient group exhibited the highest prevalence (13,7 %) (p=0.0322). The predominant clinical manifestations were mucopurulent secretion (35,8 %) and cervicitis (21 %). C. trachomatis was detected in 7,1 % of patients having mucopurulent secretion and 23,5 % of cervicitis cases; however, no significant association between infection and individual clinical manifestations was shown (p>0.05). Medium C. trachomatis infection prevalence was found In the population being assessed here, the highest frequency being exhibited in young females. This microorganism should be investigated in sexually-active young women, regardless of their symptomatic or asymptomatic status.

  2. Chlamydia trachomatis serovar distributions in Russian men and women: a comparison with Dutch serovar distributions

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    Smelov, V.; Quint, K. D.; Pleijster, J.; Savelkoul, P. H. M.; Shalepo, K.; Shipitsyna, E.; Domeika, M.; Gorelov, A.; Savicheva, A.; Quint, W. G. V.; de Vries, H. J. C.; Ouburg, S.; Morré, S. A.

    2009-01-01

    The data on serovar distributions of Chlamydia trachomatis - the most diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) worldwide - are important for epidemiologic purposes and transmission studies but are completely lacking in Russia. The aim of the current study is to determine the serogroup and

  3. Chlamydia trachomatis serovar G infection in a bisexual male with urethritis.

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    Rawre, Jyoti; Dhawan, Benu; Saigal, Karnika; Khanna, Neena

    2016-01-01

    We report a case of Chlamydia trachomatis serovar G urogenital tract infection in a 33-year-old human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) seropositive Indian bisexual male. This case highlights the emergence of a new serovar in India. The patient was tested positive for C. trachomatis by both cryptic plasmid and omp A gene polymerase chain reaction (PCR). On further characterization using polymerase chain reaction - restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) and omp A gene sequencing, the strain was found to be C. trachomatis serovar G. His spouse was also found to be infected with C. trachomatis serovar G. Phylogenetic analysis was performed on the clinical isolates obtained from both partners and were found to be identical to the isolates available in GenBank. The sexual network could not be traced further. Detection of a new genotype suggests importation of a new strain into the population probably by sexual contact with a person from a geographical area where the strain is common. Identifying circulating genotypes in the community can assist in developing strategies for improved sexually transmitted disease control.

  4. Conjuntivitis folicular por Chlamydia trachomatis: frecuencia y pruebas diagnósticas

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    María E. Muñoz Z

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available La Chlamydia trachomatis es la principal causa infecciosa de ceguera en el mundo, que empieza como conjuntivitis folicular. En el Perú se han realizado pocos estudios, debido a su dificultad diagnóstica. Se realizó un estudio en 55 pacientes de 18 a 68 años con diagnóstico de conjuntivitis folicular atendidos en el Instituto Nacional de Oftalmología (Lima, Perú durante los años 2005 y 2006, con el objetivo de determinar la frecuencia de infección por Chlamydia trachomatis y evaluar la utilidad de la tinción de Giemsa y la inmunofluorescencia directa (IFD para el diagnóstico de C. trachomatis en relación con el cultivo celular. La frecuencia de C. trachomatis en muestras de secreciones de conjuntivitis folicular fue de 13% (7/55 por cultivo celular, 20% (11/55 por IFD y de 9%(5/55 por Giemsa; los signos y síntomas más frecuentes fueron la presencia de secreciones y fotofobia. Todos los casos fueron varones y manifestaron no tener antecendentes de infecciones de transmisión sexual previas. Se encontró una sensibilidad de 42,9 y 85,7 % y una especificidad de 98,8 y 89,6% para la tinción Giemsa e IFD respectivamente.

  5. Characterization of native and recombinant 75-kilodalton immunogens from Chlamydia trachomatis serovar L2

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    Birkelund, Svend; Lundemose, AG; Christiansen, Gunna

    1989-01-01

    A 75-kilodalton (kDa) immunogen from Chlamydia trachomatis serovar L2 was characterized. The 75-kDa protein was localized in the cytoplasm of chlamydiae and was shown to be a protein synthesized early in the developmental cycle of chlamydiae. A gene library was made by the recombinant DNA technique...

  6. Mycoplasma genitalium, Chlamydia trachomatis, and tubal factor infertility--a prospective study

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    Svenstrup, Helle Friis; Fedder, Jens; Kristoffersen, Sven Erik

    2008-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To determine the presence of M. genitalium and C. trachomatis in women attending fertility clinics and to follow these women for the effects of previous infections or tubal damage on pregnancy rate and outcome. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Fertility clinics and university. PATIE...

  7. Topological analysis of Chlamydia trachomatis L2 outer membrane protein 2

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    Mygind, P; Christiansen, Gunna; Birkelund, Svend

    1998-01-01

    Using monospecific polyclonal antisera to different parts of Chlamydia trachomatis L2 outer membrane protein 2 (Omp2), we show that the protein is localized at the inner surface of the outer membrane. Omp2 becomes immunoaccessible when Chlamydia elementary bodies are treated with dithiothreitol...

  8. Chlamydia trachomatis contains a protein similar to the Legionella pneumophila mip gene product

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    Lundemose, AG; Birkelund, Svend; Fey, SJ

    1991-01-01

    A 27kDa Chlamydia trachomatis L2 protein was characterized by the use of monoclonal antibodies and by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. The protein was shown to be located in the membrane of reticulate bodies as well as elementary bodies. Its synthesis could be detected from 10 hours post...

  9. Influence of volume of sample processed on detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in urogenital samples by PCR

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    Goessens, W H; Kluytmans, J A; den Toom, N; van Rijsoort-Vos, T H; Niesters, B G; Stolz, E; Verbrugh, H A; Quint, W G

    In the present study, it was demonstrated that the sensitivity of the PCR for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis is influenced by the volume of the clinical sample which is processed in the PCR. An adequate sensitivity for PCR was established by processing at least 4%, i.e., 80 microliters, of

  10. Systematic screening for Chlamydia trachomatis : Estimating cost-effectiveness using dynamic modeling and Dutch data

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    de Vries, R.; Van Bergen, J.E.A.M.; de Jong-van den Berg, Lolkje; Postma, Maarten

    2006-01-01

    To estimate the cost-effectiveness of a systematic one-off Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) screening program including partner treatment for Dutch young adults. Data on infection prevalence, participation rates, and sexual behavior were obtained from a large pilot study conducted in The Netherlands.

  11. Systematic screening for Chlamydia trachomatis: estimating cost-effectiveness using dynamic modeling and Dutch data

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    de Vries, Robin; van Bergen, Jan E. A. M.; de Jong-van den Berg, Lolkje T. W.; Postma, Maarten J.

    2006-01-01

    To estimate the cost-effectiveness of a systematic one-off Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) screening program including partner treatment for Dutch young adults. Data on infection prevalence, participation rates, and sexual behavior were obtained from a large pilot study conducted in The Netherlands.

  12. External Quality Assessment for the Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in Urine Using Molecular Techniques in Belgium

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    Bernard China

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Chlamydia trachomatis is a major cause of sexually transmitted bacterial disease worldwide. C. trachomatis is an intracellular bacterium and its growth in vitro requires cell culture facilities. The diagnosis is based on antigen detection and more recently on molecular nucleic acid amplification techniques (NAAT that are considered fast, sensitive, and specific. In Belgium, External Quality Assessment (EQA for the detection of C. trachomatis in urine by NAAT was introduced in 2008. From January 2008 to June 2012, nine surveys were organized. Fifty-eight laboratories participated in at least one survey. The EQA panels included positive and negative samples. The overall accuracy was 75.4%, the overall specificity was 97.6%, and the overall sensitivity was 71.4%. Two major issues were observed: the low sensitivity (45.3% for the detection of low concentration samples and the incapacity of several methods to detect the Swedish variant of C. trachomatis. The reassuring point was that the overall proficiency of the Belgian laboratories tended to improve over time.

  13. Epidemiology of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in women and the cost-effectiveness of screening

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    Land, Jolande; Van Bergen, J E A M; Morré, S A; Postma, Maarten

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The majority of Chlamydia trachomatis infections in women are asymptomatic, but may give rise to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and tubal infertility. Screening programmes aim at reducing morbidity in individuals by early detection and treatment, and at decreasing the overall

  14. Classical and Molecular Methods for Evaluation of Chlamydia trachomatis Infection in Women with Tubal Factor Infertility

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    Hajikhani, Bahareh; Motallebi, Tayebeh; Norouzi, Jamileh; Bahador, Abbas; Bagheri, Rezvan; Asgari, Soheila; Chamani-Tabriz, Leili

    2013-01-01

    Background Chlamydia trachomatis is the most reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease, especially among young women worldwide. The aim of this study was comparison the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in woman with tubal infertility by means of PCR and cell culture techniques. Methods Fifty-one women with confirmed TFI were enrolled in this study in (avicenna infertility Clinic) between January 2010 and January 2011. Cervical swab and cytobrush specimens were collected from each patient by gynecologists and sent to laboratory in transport media. Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in samples was performed using PCR and bacteria culture in MacCoy cell line. The data were analyzed by Fisher's exact test and independent t-test. Statistical significance was established at a p-value <0.05. Results A significant relation was observed between increased the age of first intercourse and chlamydial infection. Six (11.7%) samples had positive PCR result, whereas cell culture results were positive in only 2 (3.9%) samples. A significant relation was also identified between the duration of infertility and infection (p < 0.05) by PCR versus cell culture method. Conclusion The results showed that PCR is a rapid method, compared to cell culture for detecting Chlamydial organism. It also became clear that the age at first intercourse is important to predict the likelihood of Chlamydia trachomatis. PMID:23926558

  15. Interleukin-1 is the initiator of Fallopian tube destruction during Chlamydia trachomatis infection

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    Hvid, Malene; Baczynska, Agata; Deleuran, Bent

    2007-01-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis infection is associated with severe Fallopian tube tissue damage leading to tubal infertility and ectopic pregnancy. To explore the molecular mechanisms behind infection an ex vivo model was established from human Fallopian tubes and examined by scanning electron microscopy...

  16. Interleukin-1 is the initiator of fallopian tube destruction during Chlamydia trachomatis infection

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    Hvid, Malene; Baczynska, Agata; Deleuran, Bent Winding

    2007-01-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis infection is associated with severe Fallopian tube tissue damage leading to tubal infertility and ectopic pregnancy. To explore the molecular mechanisms behind infection an ex vivo model was established from human Fallopian tubes and examined by scanning electron microscopy...

  17. Low diagnostic accuracy of selective screening criteria for asymptomatic Chlamydia trachomatis infections in the general population

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    van Valkengoed, I. G.; Morré, S. A.; van den Brule, A. J.; Meijer, C. J.; Devillé, W.; Bouter, L. M.; Boeke, A. J.

    2000-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To develop and validate selective screening criteria for asymptomatic Chlamydia trachomatis infections in the general population. METHODS: 11,505 people, aged 15-40 years, registered in 16 general practices in Amsterdam were invited to return by mail a home obtained first void urine

  18. Chlamydia trachomatis as a cause of neonatal conjunctivitis in Dutch infants

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    G.I.J.G. Rours (Ingrid); M.R. Hammerschlag; A. Ott (Alewijn); J.T.H.N. de Faber; H.A. Verbrugh (Henri); R. de Groot (Ronald); R.P.A.J. Verkooyen (Roel)

    2008-01-01

    textabstractBACKGROUND. Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually transmitted pathogen in adults, which at delivery may be transmitted from mother to child and cause conjunctivitis and pneumonia. In the Netherlands, prenatal chlamydial screening and treatment of pregnant women is not routine

  19. Chlamydia trachomatis as a cause of neonatal conjunctivitis in Dutch infants.

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    Rours, I.G.; Hammerschlag, M.R.; Ott, A.; Faber, T.J. de; Verbrugh, H.A.; Groot, R. de; Verkooyen, R.P.

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually transmitted pathogen in adults, which at delivery may be transmitted from mother to child and cause conjunctivitis and pneumonia. In The Netherlands, prenatal chlamydial screening and treatment of pregnant women is not routine practice.

  20. Specific-pathogen-free pigs as an animal model for studying Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection.

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    Vanrompay, Daisy; Hoang, Thi Q T; De Vos, Liselotte; Verminnen, Kristel; Harkinezhad, Taher; Chiers, Koen; Morré, Servaas A; Cox, Eric

    2005-12-01

    The purpose of the present study was to evaluate pigs as a large-animal model for female genital infection with two Chlamydia trachomatis human serovar E strains. Sixteen-week-old specific-pathogen-free female pigs (gilts) were intravaginally infected with the trachoma type E reference strain Bour or the urogenital serovar E strain 468. Several conclusions can be drawn from our findings on the pathogenicity of a primary C. trachomatis genital infection in gilts. First of all, we demonstrated that the serovar E strains Bour and 468 could ascend in the genital tract of gilts. The serovar E strains could replicate in the superficial columnar cervical epithelium and in the superficial epithelial layer of the uterus, which are known to be the specific target sites for a C. trachomatis genital infection in women. Second, inflammation and pathology occurred at the replication sites. Third, the organisms could trigger a humoral immune response, as demonstrated by the presence of immunoglobulin M (IgM), IgG, and IgA in both serum and genital secretion samples. Our findings imply that the pig model might be useful for studying the pathology, pathogenesis, and immune response to a C. trachomatis infection of the genital system.

  1. Responsabilidade Civil do Estado

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    Aleandro Lima de Queiroz

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo trata dos aspectos referentes à possibilidade do Poder Público ser responsabilizado por danos causados ao particular, ainda que não tenha agido culposamente. Sabe-se que o Estado possui personalidade jurídica, portanto, direitos e deveres; e um desses deveres é indenizar aquele que fora prejudicado por atos danosos praticados por seus representantes. A finalidade precípua desta pesquisa é enfatizar a dimensão da responsabilidade do Poder Público, dirimir eventuais dúvidas e apresentar as divergências doutrinárias existentes, bem como as importantes decisões do STF sobre tal assunto. A metodologia utilizada foi pesquisa bibliográfica em livros doutrinários, leis e jurisprudência do STF.

  2. Chlamydia trachomatis re-infection in Spain: A STI clinic-based cohort study.

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    López-de-Munain, Josefina; Cámara-Pérez, Maria Del Mar; Imaz-Pérez, Manuel; Pereda-Berroeta, Javier; López-Azcarreta, Iñigo; Muñoz-Sánchez, Josefa; Cisterna-Cáncer, Ramón; Ferrero-Beneitez, Oscar Luis; Ibarra-Ugarte, Sofia; Zubero-Sulibarria, Zuriñe; Baraia-Etxaburu Artetxe, Josu Mirena

    2017-03-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) is the most frequently reported sexually transmitted infection (STI) in developed countries, but there is a lack data on its incidence and population dynamics in Spain. The objectives of this study were to estimate the incidence of C. trachomatis in patients seeking medical attention in an STI clinic with a defined population catchment area, to identify factors associated with this infection, and to explore differences between factors associated with new infections and re-infections. A retrospective study was conducted on a cohort of patients from a STI clinic who underwent chlamydia testing at least twice between 2007 and 2015. Of the 2633 patients who met study selection criteria, 795 (30.2%) tested positive for C. trachomatis at baseline (baseline Chlamydia). The overall incidence was 7.97/100 person-years (95% CI: 7.2-8.8): 5.9/100 person-years (95% CI: 5.2-6.7) among patients testing negative for C. trachomatis at baseline, and 18.3 person-years (95% CI: 15.6-21.5) among those testing positive at baseline. In multivariate analysis, the factors independently associated with overall incidence were a history of infection with C. trachomatis in the previous 6 months (hazard ratio=3.6; 95% CI: 2.3-5.4), younger age (HR <20 vs ≥35 years=5.5; 95% CI: 3.2-9.5), male sex, 2 or more sexual partners in the previous month and year, and inconsistent condom use. Guidelines should be established for C. trachomatis in Spain, including recommendations on the need for follow-up and re-testing, independently of age. Though data concerning the optimal timing of re-testing are inconclusive, our findings support the establishment of a 3-6 month interval. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier España, S.L.U. and Sociedad Española de Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica. All rights reserved.

  3. An analysis of actual evapotranspiration

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    Rijtema, P.E.

    1965-01-01

    The main interacting factors determining the actual evapotranspiration from crops were analysed.

    The apparent diffusion resistance of the crop was introduced because of the geometry of the evaporative surface. Its relation to light intensity and to suction in the leaves had been estimated for

  4. Management of Chlamydia trachomatis genital tract infection: screening and treatment challenges

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    Brandie D Taylor

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Brandie D Taylor, Catherine L HaggertyUniversity of Pittsburgh, Department of Epidemiology, Pittsburgh, PA, USAAbstract: Chlamydia trachomatis is a prevalent sexually transmitted infection that can lead to serious reproductive morbidity. Management and control of C. trachomatis is a challenge, largely due to its asymptomatic nature and our incomplete understanding of its natural history. Although chlamydia screening programs have been implemented worldwide, several countries have observed increasing rates of reported chlamydia cases. We reviewed the literature relating to the long-term complications of C. trachomatis, as well as screening strategies, treatment, and prevention strategies for reducing chlamydia in the population. Articles from 1950–2010 were identified through a Medline search using the keyword “Chlamydia trachomatis” combined with “screening”, “pelvic inflammatory disease”, “endometritis”, “salpingitis”, “infertility”, "ectopic pregnancy”, “urethritis”, “epididymitis”, “proctitis”, “prostatitis”, “reinfection”, “cost-effectiveness”, “treatment”, “vaccines”, or “prevention”. Progression of C. trachomatis varies, and recurrent infections are common. Currently, there is limited evidence on the effectiveness of chlamydia screening. Higher quality studies are needed to determine the efficacy of more frequent screening, on a broader range of sequelae, including infertility and ectopic pregnancy, in addition to pelvic inflammatory disease. Studies should focus on delineating the natural history of recurrent infections, paying particular attention to treatment failures. Furthermore, alternatives to screening, such as vaccines, should continue to be explored.Keywords: Chlamydia trachomatis, sexually transmitted disease, chlamydia screening, chlamydia treatment

  5. Formulation, characterization, and expression of a recombinant MOMP Chlamydia trachomatis DNA vaccine encapsulated in chitosan nanoparticles

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    Full Text Available Chino D Cambridge, Shree R Singh, Alain B Waffo, Stacie J Fairley, Vida A DennisCenter for NanoBiotechnology Research (CNBR, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL, USAAbstract: Chlamydia trachomatis is a bacterial sexually transmitted infection affecting millions of people worldwide. Previous vaccination attempts have employed the recombinant major outer membrane protein (MOMP of C. trachomatis nonetheless, with limited success, perhaps, due to stability, degradation, and delivery issues. In this study we cloned C. trachomatis recombinant MOMP DNA (DMOMP and encapsulated it in chitosan nanoparticles (DMCNP using the complex coacervation technique. Physiochemical characterizations of DMCNP included transmission and scanning electron microcopy, Fourier transform infrared and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, and zeta potential. Encapsulated DMOMP was 167–250 nm, with a uniform spherical shape and homogenous morphology, and an encapsulation efficiency > 90%. A slow release pattern of encapsulated DMOMP, especially in acidic solution, was observed over 7 days. The zeta potential of DMCNP was ~8.80 mV, which indicated that it was highly stable. Toxicity studies of DMCNP (25–400 µg/mL to Cos-7 cells using the MTT assay revealed minimal toxicity over 24–72 hours with >90% viable cells. Ultra-violet visible (UV-vis spectra indicated encapsulated DMOMP protection by chitosan, whereas agarose gel electrophoresis verified its protection from enzymatic degradation. Expression of MOMP protein in DMCNP-transfected Cos-7 cells was demonstrated via Western blotting and immunofluorescence microscopy. Significantly, intramuscular injection of BALB/c mice with DMCNP confirmed the delivery of encapsulated DMOMP, and expression of the MOMP gene transcript in thigh muscles and spleens. Our data show that encapsulation of DMOMP in biodegradable chitosan nanoparticles imparts stability and protection from enzymatic digestion, and enhances delivery and

  6. Proportion of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Cases Caused by Chlamydia trachomatis: Consistent Picture From Different Methods.

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    Price, Malcolm J; Ades, A E; Welton, Nicky J; Simms, Ian; Macleod, John; Horner, Paddy J

    2016-08-15

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a leading cause of both tubal factor infertility and ectopic pregnancy. Chlamydia trachomatis is an important risk factor for PID, but the proportion of PID cases caused by C. trachomatis is unclear. Estimates of this are required to evaluate control measures. We consider 5 separate methods of estimating age-group-specific population excess fractions (PEFs) of PID due to C. trachomatis, using routine data, surveys, case-control studies, and randomized controlled trials, and apply these to data from the United Kingdom before introduction of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme. As they are informed by randomized comparisons and national exposure and outcome estimates, our preferred estimates of the proportion of PID cases caused by C. trachomatis are 35% (95% credible interval [CrI], 11%-69%) in women aged 16-24 years and 20% (95% CrI, 6%-38%) in women aged 16-44 years in the United Kingdom. There is a fair degree of consistency between adjusted estimates of PEF, but all have wide 95% CrIs. The PEF decreases from 53.5% (95% CrI, 15.6%-100%) in women aged 16-19 years to 11.5% (95% CrI, 3.0%-25.7%) in women aged 35-44 years. The PEFs of PID due to C. trachomatis decline steeply with age by a factor of around 5-fold between younger and older women. Further studies of the etiology of PID in different age groups are required. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press for the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

  7. Current status of Complementary Therapies in Spain in nursing degree Situación actual de las Terapias Complementarias en España en el Grado de Enfermería Estado atual do ensino de Terapias Complementares na formação superior de Enfermagem na Espanha

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    Ana Belén Fernández-Cervilla

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Describe the current situation of complementary therapies in nursing education in schools and nursing schools in Spain. METHOD: Descriptive study. Study population all faculties andschools ascribed to Spain. Data collection through observation sheet. Analysis units Curricula. Variables (credits, course type, location, type of therapy. Descriptive analysis of relative and absolute data using Excel spreadsheet. RESULTS: Most of the faculties and schoolsofnursingscrutinized the subject of Complementary Therapies has disappeared and those that aparace is an optional subject. CONCLUSION: Complementary Therapies training in Spain is deficient because it is not collected as a core subject and / or obligatory. The absence of Complementary Therapies in the curriculum, questions such as their value in training, conceptualization which teachers, the impact on quality of care, training of teachers responsible for teaching the subject, as well as the number of credits and the course being in the degree of Grado. OBJETIVO: Describir la situación actual de las Terapias Complementarias en la formación enfermera en las escuelas y facultades de enfermería en España. MÉTODO: estudio observacional descriptivo transversal. Población de estudio todas las facultades, escuelas públicas y adscritas de España. Recolección de datos mediante una ficha de observación. Unidades de análisis los Planes de Estudio. Variables (créditos, tipo de asignatura, ubicación, tipo de terapia. Análisis descriptivo de los datos relativos y absolutos mediante hoja de Excel. RESULTADOS: en la mayoría de las facultades y escuelas escrutadas la asignatura de Terapias Complementarias ha desaparecido y en aquellas que aparece es una asignatura optativa. CONCLUSÍON: la formación en Terapias Complementarias en España es deficiente, debido a que no se recoge como asignatura troncal y/o obligatoria. La ausencia de las Terapias Complementarias en el currículum, plantea

  8. Genetic differences in the Chlamydia trachomatis tryptophan synthase alpha-subunit can explain variations in serovar pathogenesis

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    Shaw, A C; Christiansen, G; Roepstorff, P

    2000-01-01

    The human pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis is an obligate intracellular bacterium, characterized by a developmental cycle that alternates between the infectious, extracellular elementary bodies and intracellular, metabolically active reticulate bodies. The cellular immune effector interferon gamma...

  9. The Proteome of the Isolated Chlamydia trachomatis Containing Vacuole Reveals a Complex Trafficking Platform Enriched for Retromer Components.

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    Lukas Aeberhard

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Chlamydia trachomatis is an important human pathogen that replicates inside the infected host cell in a unique vacuole, the inclusion. The formation of this intracellular bacterial niche is essential for productive Chlamydia infections. Despite its importance for Chlamydia biology, a holistic view on the protein composition of the inclusion, including its membrane, is currently missing. Here we describe the host cell-derived proteome of isolated C. trachomatis inclusions by quantitative proteomics. Computational analysis indicated that the inclusion is a complex intracellular trafficking platform that interacts with host cells' antero- and retrograde trafficking pathways. Furthermore, the inclusion is highly enriched for sorting nexins of the SNX-BAR retromer, a complex essential for retrograde trafficking. Functional studies showed that in particular, SNX5 controls the C. trachomatis infection and that retrograde trafficking is essential for infectious progeny formation. In summary, these findings suggest that C. trachomatis hijacks retrograde pathways for effective infection.

  10. Knowledge and acceptability of Chlamydia trachomatis screening among pregnant women and their partners: a cross-sectional study.

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    Pereboom, M.T.R.; Spelten, E.R.; Manniën, J.; Rours, G.I.J.G.; Morré, S.A.; Schellevis, F.G.; Hutton, E.K.

    2014-01-01

    Background: Chlamydia trachomatis infections in pregnancy can cause maternal disease, adverse pregnancy outcomes and neonatal disease, which is why chlamydia screening during pregnancy has been advocated. The effectiveness of a screening program depends on the knowledge of health care professionals,

  11. Knowledge and acceptability of Chlamydia trachomatis screening among pregnant women and their partners; a cross-sectional study

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    Pereboom, M.T.R.; Spelten, E.R.; Manniën, J.; Rours, G.I.J.G.; Morré, S.A.; Schellevis, F.G.; Hutton, E.K.

    2014-01-01

    Background: Chlamydia trachomatis infections in pregnancy can cause maternal disease, adverse pregnancy outcomes and neonatal disease, which is why chlamydia screening during pregnancy has been advocated. The effectiveness of a screening program depends on the knowledge of health care professionals,

  12. ATHENA: an actual antihydrogen annihilation

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    This is an image of an actual matter-antimatter annihilation due to an atom of antihydrogen in the ATHENA experiment, located on the Antiproton Decelerator (AD) at CERN since 2001. The antiproton produces four charged pions (yellow) whose positions are given by silicon microstrips (pink) before depositing energy in CsI crystals (yellow cubes). The positron also annihilates to produce back-to-back gamma rays (red).

  13. Transcervical Inoculation with Chlamydia trachomatis Induces Infertility in HLA-DR4 Transgenic and Wild-Type Mice.

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    Pal, Sukumar; Tifrea, Delia F; Zhong, Guangming; de la Maza, Luis M

    2018-01-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis is the leading cause of infection-induced infertility in women. Attempts to control this epidemic with screening programs and antibiotic therapy have failed. Currently, a vaccine to prevent C. trachomatis infections is not available. In order to develop an animal model for evaluating vaccine antigens that can be applied to humans, we used C. trachomatis serovar D (strain UW-3/Cx) to induce infertility in mice whose major histocompatibility complex class II antigen was replaced with the human leukocyte antigen DR4 (HLA-DR4). Transcervical inoculation of medroxyprogesterone-treated HLA-DR4 transgenic mice with 5 × 10 5 C. trachomatis D inclusion forming units (IFU) induced a significant reduction in fertility, with a mean number of embryos/mouse of 4.4 ± 1.3 compared to 7.8 ± 0.5 for the uninfected control mice ( P mice (4.3 ± 1.4 embryos/mouse) compared to the levels of the WT controls (9.1 ± 0.4 embryos/mouse) ( P mice mounted more robust humoral and cellular immune responses than HLA-DR4 mice. As determined by vaginal shedding, HLA-DR4 mice were more susceptible to a transcervical C. trachomatis D infection than WT mice. To assess if HLA-DR4 transgenic and WT mice could be protected by vaccination, 10 4 IFU of C. trachomatis D was delivered intranasally, and mice were challenged transcervically 6 weeks later with 5 × 10 5 IFU of C. trachomatis D. As determined by severity and length of vaginal shedding, WT C57BL/6 and HLA-DR4 mice were significantly protected by vaccination. The advantages and limitations of the HLA-DR4 transgenic mouse model for evaluating human C. trachomatis vaccine antigens are discussed. Copyright © 2017 American Society for Microbiology.

  14. Benefits of Rapid Molecular Diagnosis of Chlamydia Trachomatis and Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Infections in Women Attending Family Planning Clinics.

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    Bourgeois-Nicolaos, Nadège; Jaureguy, Françoise; Pozzi-Gaudin, Stéphanie; Masson, Claire; Guillet-Caruba, Christelle; Lavisse, Frédérique; Larmignat, Philippe; Benachi, Alexandra; Picard, Bertrand; Doucet-Populaire, Florence

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    We evaluated the benefits of on-demand systematic screening for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae using the Xpert CT/NG assay in 589 women attending family planning clinics. The sexually transmitted infection prevalence was 16.5% with 15.1% C. trachomatis and 3.1% N. gonorrhoeae infections. The on-demand test allowed for a quicker management of patients at high risk for sexually transmitted infections.

  15. One-day detection of PCR amplified Chlamydia trachomatis DNA in clinical samples: ELISA versus Southern blot hybridisation.

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    Roymans, R T; Onland, G; Postma, B H

    1996-01-01

    AIMS: To compare ELISA and Southern blot hybridisation for the detection of PCR amplified Chlamydia trachomatis DNA extracted from clinical samples; to assess the value of the ELISA method in a clinical setting. METHODS: DNA was extracted from urogenital samples of 508 patients, purified and amplified using C trachomatis specific primers, one of which was endlabelled with biotin. Amplification products were detected by Streptavidin biotin based ELISA and non-radioactive Southern blotting. RES...

  16. Inhibition of Fusion of Chlamydia trachomatis Inclusions at 32°C Correlates with Restricted Export of IncA

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    Fields, K. A.; Fischer, E.; Hackstadt, T.

    2002-01-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis is an obligate intracellular bacterium that develops within a parasitophorous vacuole termed an inclusion. The inclusion is nonfusogenic with lysosomes but intercepts lipids from a host cell exocytic pathway. Initiation of chlamydial development is concurrent with modification of the inclusion membrane by a set of C. trachomatis-encoded proteins collectively designated Incs. One of these Incs, IncA, is functionally associated with the homotypic fusion of inclusions. Incl...

  17. Detecção do DNA de Chlamydia trachomatis em espondiloartropatias e artrite reumatóide Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis DNA in spondyloarthropathies and rheumatoid arthritis

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    Rafael Navarrete Fernandez

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Chlamydia trachomatis é a bactéria responsável pela doença sexualmente transmissível mais prevalente no mundo. A maioria das infecções em homens e mulheres é assintomática e, quando não diagnosticada e tratada, pode causar artrite e complicações relacionadas ao aparelho reprodutor feminino. OBJETIVO: pesquisar o DNA de C. trachomatis no líquido sinovial e urina de pacientes com espondiloartropatias e artrite reumatóide (AR, avaliar a presença de anticorpos séricos IgG e IgM anti-C. trachomatis nesses dois grupos de doenças e identificar o antígeno HLA-B27 em pacientes com espondiloartropatias. MÉTODOS: a população do estudo consistiu em 15 pacientes com espondiloartropatias: nove com espondiloartropatia indiferenciada (EI e seis com artrite reativa (ARe (grupo I e 15 pacientes com AR (grupo II. O DNA clamidial foi pesquisado em amostras de líquido sinovial e urina de todos os pacientes, empregando-se a PCR (Amplicor Roche, Suíça. Os anticorpos IgG e IgM anticlamidiais foram quantificados por imunofluorescência indireta (IFI, enquanto o HLA-B27 foi tipado em 15 pacientes do grupo I por citometria de fluxo. RESULTADOS: o DNA da C. trachomatis foi evidenciado apenas em uma amostra de líquido sinovial do grupo I (6,7%, sendo o paciente portador de ARe. Em dois pacientes com AR, o DNA clamidial foi identificado na urina (13,3%. Os anticorpos IgG anticlamidiais estavam presentes em oito pacientes da população estudada, três do grupo I (20% e cinco do grupo II (33,3%. O maior título desse anticorpo (1/256 associou-se com a presença do DNA clamidial na urina de um paciente do grupo II. O anticorpo IgM não foi detectado em nenhuma amostra dos dois grupos. O antígeno HLA-B27 foi positivo em quatro indivíduos do grupo II (26,7% e sua presença relacionou-se com sacroileíte. CONCLUSÕES: os resultados deste estudo indicam que em pacientes com diagnóstico de espondiloartropatias e artrite reumatóide, com quadro articular

  18. Igrejas e Estado

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    Olivier Abel

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo tem por objetivo comparar o longo período de turbulência religiosa que marca o início da modernidade, envolvendo a Reforma e a Contrarreforma, com o período atual, em que a relação entre política e religião vem se redefinindo de outra maneira. Vemos que os maiores pensadores da filosofia política moderna, de Maquiavel e Calvino a Hob­bes e Milton, e de Spinoza e Bayle a Rousseau, tiveram de decidir sobre as relações entre o teológico e o político. Examinamos, também, os diferentes 'regimes' teológico-políticos expostos por Rousseau no final de seu Contrato Social (1762, comparando-os com os diferentes regimes que relacionam Igreja e Estado formulados pelo teólogo da resistência ao nazismo, Karl Barth, em texto de 1937.

  19. Infecção por Chlamydia trachomatis e Neisseria gonorrhoeae em mulheres atendidas em serviço de planejamento familiar Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae among women in a family planning clinic

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    Arlete Maria dos Santos Fernandes

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: estudar a prevalência de infecções por Chlamydia trachomatis (CT e Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG entre mulheres adolescentes e jovens em ambulatório de planejamento familiar. MÉTODOS: um total de 230 mulheres com idade menor ou igual a 24 anos e antecedente de até quatro parceiros sexuais foram acompanhadas por até 48 meses, com coletas de urina para pesquisa de CT e NG pelo método da reação em cadeia da polimerase nos meses 1, 12, 24, 36 e 48. As variáveis estudadas foram faixa etária, escolaridade, estado marital, número de gestações, abortos e filhos vivos, idade de início da vida sexual, uso anterior e atual de condom, uso anterior de dispositivo intrauterino, número de parceiros nos últimos seis meses e tempo de seguimento. Realizou-se análise bivariada das variáveis segundo os testes positivos para CT e NG e análise múltipla por regressão logística. RESULTADOS: a frequência de infecções por CT foi de 13,5% e por NG de 3%, duas mulheres apresentaram ambos os testes positivos. O antecedente de uso de dispositivo intrauterino foi associado aos testes positivos para NG. CONCLUSÕES: as prevalências de infecção por CT e NG foram altas na faixa etária estudada e o rastreamento de mulheres jovens deve ser considerado em nossos serviços para controle da disseminação e prevenção de sequelas das doenças sexualmente transmissíveis.PURPOSE: to study infection prevalence by Chlamydia trachomatis (CT and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG, among adolescent and young women in a family planning outpatient clinic. METHODS: a total of 230 women up to 24 years old and history of up to four sexual partners have been followed-up for 48 months, with urine collection to search CT and NG, by the polymerase chain reaction method at the 1st, 12nd, 24th, 36th and 48th months. The variables studied were age group, schooling, marital status, number of gestations, abortions and children alive, age at the onset of sexual life, previous

  20. Daily oral grepafloxacin vs. twice daily oral doxycycline in the treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis endocervical infection.

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    McCormack, W M; Martin, D H; Hook, E W; Jones, R B

    1998-01-01

    To compare the efficacy and safety of a 7-day course of treatment with oral grepafloxacin, 400 mg once daily, and oral doxycycline, 100 mg twice daily, in patients with chlamydial cervicitis. Women aged 18 years or older attending 17 sexually transmitted disease clinics in the United States who had clinical signs of mucopurulent cervicitis or who had a recent positive culture or nonculture test for Chlamydia trachomatis or who had contact with a male partner with a positive culture for C. trachomatis were enrolled into this randomized, double-blind, active-controlled clinical study. The diagnosis of chlamydial cervicitis was based on culture for C. trachomatis. Patients were randomized to receive a 7-day course of treatment with either oral grepafloxacin, 400 mg once daily, or oral doxycycline, 100 mg twice daily. Response to therapy was assessed 3-8 days and 21-28 days after completion of treatment. The primary measure of efficacy was eradication of C. trachomatis at the 21-28 day follow-up visit. Clinical success, defined as improvement or complete resolution of the signs and symptoms of cervicitis, was a secondary measure of efficacy. Of the 451 female patients enrolled, 228 received grepafloxacin and 223 received doxycycline. In all, 154/451 (35%) patients were evaluable at the 21-28 day follow-up (81 who received grepafloxacin and 73 who received doxycycline). Microbiologic and clinical success rates demonstrated the equivalence of the two treatments. The C. trachomatis eradication rates were 96.3% (78/81) and 98.6% (72/73) for patients receiving grepafloxacin or doxycycline, respectively. The two study drugs were also equivalent in resolving clinical signs and symptoms, with clinical success rates of 88.9% (64/72) and 89.5% (51/57) for patients treated with grepafloxacin and doxycycline, respectively. Both drugs were well tolerated, with 47% of patients receiving grepafloxacin and 46% of patients receiving doxycycline experiencing drug-related adverse events

  1. Chlamydia trachomatis IncA Is Localized to the Inclusion Membrane and Is Recognized by Antisera from Infected Humans and Primates†

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    Bannantine, John P.; Stamm, Walter E.; Suchland, Robert J.; Rockey, Daniel D.

    1998-01-01

    Chlamydia psittaci produces a collection of proteins, termed IncA, IncB, and IncC, that are localized to the chlamydial inclusion membrane. In this report we demonstrate that IncA is also produced by Chlamydia trachomatis. C. trachomatis IncA is structurally similar to C. psittaci IncA and is also localized to the inclusion membrane. Immunoblot analysis demonstrated that sera from C. trachomatis-infected patients and from experimentally infected monkeys both recognized C. trachomatis IncA.

  2. Dysuria in the Emergency Department: Missed Diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis

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    Morgan D. Wilbanks

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The clinical presentation of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection (chlamydia in women is often indistinguishable from a urinary tract infection. While merited in the setting of dysuria, emergency department (ED clinicians do not routinely test for chlamydia in women. The primary aim of our study was to evaluate the frequency of chlamydia testing among women presenting to the ED with dysuria. Methods: We conducted a retrospective chart review of women 19-25 years of age presenting with dysuria to an urban ED and who had been coded with urinary tract infection (UTI as their primary diagnosis (ICD-9 599.0 from October 2005 to March 2011. We excluded women who were pregnant, had underlying anatomical or neurological urinary system pathology, had continuation of symptoms from UTI or a sexually transmitted infection (STI diagnosed elsewhere, or were already on antibiotics for a UTI or STI. We identified the rates of sexual history screening, pelvic examination and chlamydia assay testing and evaluated predictors using univariate and multivariate analyses. Results: Of 280 women with dysuria and a UTI diagnosis, 17% were asked about their sexual history, with 94% reporting recent sexual activity. Pelvic examination was performed in 23%. We were unable to determine the overall chlamydia prevalence as only 20% of women in the cohort were tested. Among the 20% of women tested for chlamydia infection, 21% tested positive. Only 42% of chlamydia-positive women were prescribed treatment effective for chlamydia (azithromycin or doxycycline at their visit; the remaining were prescribed UTI treatment not effective against chlamydia. Predictors of sexual history screening included vaginal bleeding (OR 5.4, 95% CI=1.5 to 19.6 and discharge (OR 2.8, 95% CI=1.1 to 6.9. Predictors of a pelvic examination being performed included having a complaint of vaginal discharge (OR 11.8, 95% CI=4.2 to 32.9, a sexual history performed (OR 2.5, 95% CI=1.1 to 5

  3. LITERATURA INTERCULTURAL CHILENA: PROYECTOS ACTUALES

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    Iván Carrasco M.

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo define y sistematiza distintos aspectos de la interculturalidad textual, sus actuales manifestaciones literarias en Chile -la poesía etnocultural, la literatura del exilio y la escritura de inmigrantes- y sugiere su importancia en la alteración del canon de la modernidadThis work defines and systematizes different aspects of textual interculture, its literary manifestations in Chile to-day -ethnocultural poetry, exile literature, and the immigrants’ writing- suggesting its special importance in the alteration of the modernity canon

  4. Estado y mercados financieros

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    Alain Parguez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde un punto de vista post-Hilferding, este análisis tiene como objetivo probar tres proposiciones que constituyen el núcleo de la teoría general del circuito monetario: En primer lugar, que los mercados financieros no pueden, normalmente, racionar la habilidad del Estado para gastar. En segundo lugar, que la limitación a la deuda pública, por lo tanto, no existe en circunstancias normales. Por el contrario, la acumulación de deuda pública constituye la condición de estabilidad fundamental de todo el sistema financiero, en tanto ésta sea el resultado de una política planeada de largo plazo de déficits productivos (lo debe derivar en déficit bueno. Finalmente, que luchar contra la financiarización generada por la tendencia de evolucionar hacia un sistema feudal-parasitario, por parte de las corporaciones del sector privado, sólo el déficit productivo de largo plazo puede generar pleno empleo y, en el caso más optimista, neutralizar esta tendencia. Versión original en inglés: “The State and financial markets. A post-Hilferding view on the socialisation of investment and finance.” Traducción al español a cargo de Katya Puga y revisión de Eugenia Correa. Esta contribución debe mucho a los debates sostenidos con Massimo Cingolani, Thomas Ferguson, Olivier Giovannoni, Joseph Halevi, William Krem, Daniel Pichoud y Louis-Philippe Rochon.

  5. Mochima, estado Sucre (Venezuela

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    Karen Elisa Requena Mago

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En tiempos de recesión, los expertos nos bombardean con cifras relacionadas a la caída del producto interno bruto, al desempleo, entre otras. Dada la situación que presenta hoy en día Venezuela, aunado a la alta inflación y la devaluación de la moneda; el escenario resulta bastante complicado para el consumidor y las empresas proveedoras de bienes y servicios. En este sentido, las PyMES turísticas de Mochima, ubicadas en el Estado Sucre, Venezuela, se presentan como una alternativa para de alguna manera ayudar a disipar ese triste escenario, mediante sus bondades y en combinación con Internet. De allí que el presente artículo aborde desde los aspectos teóricos del turismo hasta las bondades naturales y culturales que ofrece esta zona oriental del país. Se utilizó una metodología de carácter descriptiva y una combinación de estrategia documental y de campo. Se aplicó un muestreo no probabilístico de tipo intencional, seleccionando los elementos con base en criterios de los investigadores. De acuerdo al estudio, se diseñó la página web y se concluyó, que la implementación de la misma ayudaría en gran medida a mejorar los ingresos de la región y darse a conocer tanto a nivel nacional como internacional.

  6. How People Actually Use Thermostats

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    Meier, Alan; Aragon, Cecilia; Hurwitz, Becky; Mujumdar, Dhawal; Peffer, Therese; Perry, Daniel; Pritoni, Marco

    2010-08-15

    Residential thermostats have been a key element in controlling heating and cooling systems for over sixty years. However, today's modern programmable thermostats (PTs) are complicated and difficult for users to understand, leading to errors in operation and wasted energy. Four separate tests of usability were conducted in preparation for a larger study. These tests included personal interviews, an on-line survey, photographing actual thermostat settings, and measurements of ability to accomplish four tasks related to effective use of a PT. The interviews revealed that many occupants used the PT as an on-off switch and most demonstrated little knowledge of how to operate it. The on-line survey found that 89% of the respondents rarely or never used the PT to set a weekday or weekend program. The photographic survey (in low income homes) found that only 30% of the PTs were actually programmed. In the usability test, we found that we could quantify the difference in usability of two PTs as measured in time to accomplish tasks. Users accomplished the tasks in consistently shorter times with the touchscreen unit than with buttons. None of these studies are representative of the entire population of users but, together, they illustrate the importance of improving user interfaces in PTs.

  7. Chlamydia trachomatis co-opts GBF1 and CERT to acquire host sphingomyelin for distinct roles during intracellular development.

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    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available The strain designated Chlamydia trachomatis serovar that was used for experiments in this paper is Chlamydia muridarum, a species closely related to C. trachomatis (and formerly termed the Mouse Pneumonitis strain of C. trachomatis. [corrected]. The obligate intracellular pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis replicates within a membrane-bound inclusion that acquires host sphingomyelin (SM, a process that is essential for replication as well as inclusion biogenesis. Previous studies demonstrate that SM is acquired by a Brefeldin A (BFA-sensitive vesicular trafficking pathway, although paradoxically, this pathway is dispensable for bacterial replication. This finding suggests that other lipid transport mechanisms are involved in the acquisition of host SM. In this work, we interrogated the role of specific components of BFA-sensitive and BFA-insensitive lipid trafficking pathways to define their contribution in SM acquisition during infection. We found that C. trachomatis hijacks components of both vesicular and non-vesicular lipid trafficking pathways for SM acquisition but that the SM obtained from these separate pathways is being utilized by the pathogen in different ways. We show that C. trachomatis selectively co-opts only one of the three known BFA targets, GBF1, a regulator of Arf1-dependent vesicular trafficking within the early secretory pathway for vesicle-mediated SM acquisition. The Arf1/GBF1-dependent pathway of SM acquisition is essential for inclusion membrane growth and stability but is not required for bacterial replication. In contrast, we show that C. trachomatis co-opts CERT, a lipid transfer protein that is a key component in non-vesicular ER to trans-Golgi trafficking of ceramide (the precursor for SM, for C. trachomatis replication. We demonstrate that C. trachomatis recruits CERT, its ER binding partner, VAP-A, and SM synthases, SMS1 and SMS2, to the inclusion and propose that these proteins establish an on-site SM biosynthetic

  8. Diagnostic efficacy of a real time-PCR assay for Chlamydia trachomatis infection in infertile women in north India

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    Benu Dhawan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background & objectives: Little is known about the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Indian women with infertility. To improve the diagnosis of C. trachomatis infection in developing countries, there is an urgent need to establish cost-effective molecular test with high sensitivity and specificity. This study was conducted to determine the diagnostic utility of a real time-PCR assay for detention of C. trachomatis infection in infertile women attending an infertility clinic in north India. The in house real time-PCR assay was also compared with a commercial real-time PCR based detection system. Methods: Endocervical swabs, collected from 200 infertile women were tested for C. trachomatis by three different PCR assays viz. in-house real time-PCR targeting the cryptic plasmid using published primers, along with omp1 gene and cryptic plasmid based conventional PCR assays. Specimens were also subjected to direct fluorescence assay (DFA and enzyme immunoassay (EIA Performance of in-house real time-PCR was compared with that of COBAS Taqman C. trachomatis Test, version 2.0 on all in-house real time-PCR positive sample and 30 consecutive negative samples. Results: C. trachomatis infection was found in 13.5 per cent (27/200 infertile women by in-house real time-PCR, 11.5 per cent (23/200 by cryptic plasmid and/or omp1 gene based conventional PCR, 9 per cent (18/200 by DFA and 6.5 per cent (7/200 by EIA. The in-house real time-PCR exhibited a sensitivity and specificity of 100 per cent, considering COBAS Taqman CT Test as the gold standard. The negative and positive predictive values of the in-house real time-PCR were 100 per cent. The in-house real time-PCR could detect as low as 10 copies of C. trachomatis DNA per reaction. Interpretation & conclusions: In-house real time-PCR targeting the cryptic plasmid of C. trachomatis exhibited an excellent sensitivity and specificity similar to that of COBAS Taqman CT Test, v2.0 for detection of C

  9. FARMACOVIGILANCIA: DATOS SOBRE EL ESTADO ACTUAL DE ESTA DISCIPLINA EN CHILE

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    Q.F. Juan Roldán, PhD

    2016-09-01

    El Centro Nacional de Farmacovigilancia ha desarrollado herramientas que permiten disponer de medios eficaces y accesibles para enviar los reportes de sospechas de reacciones adversas, conocer información emergente en seguridad de los medicamentos y disponer de medidas regulatorias dirigidas a apoyar el uso racional de los medicamentos.

  10. Indicadores de sostenibilidad para el ecoturismo en México: estado actual

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    Edali Camacho Ruiz

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    Full Text Available El manejo de los centros ecoturísticos se basa en el conocimiento de los espacios naturales y los recursos culturales y económicos de las comunidades locales. No obstante, el uso de indicadores que permitan el diagnóstico y evaluación de la sostenibilidad está limitado. Se revisa el uso de indicadores turísticos de sostenibilidad en México y se analizan los vacíos de información, además de algunas implicaciones para el ecoturismo. Se propone que un sistema de indicadores con generalidades y especificidades promovería el manejo más sostenible del turismo y representaría un medio de diálogo entre los actores involucrados.

  11. Estado Actual de Peronospora sparsa, Causante del Mildiu Velloso en Rosa ( Rosa sp.)

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    Pablo Israel Álvarez Romero

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    La rosa ( Rosa sp.) es una ornamental de importancia en México. Es afectada por un complejo de enfermedades, destacándose el Mildiu velloso ocasionado por el Chromista Per onospora sparsa que incide en la producti vidad, calidad, comercia lización y costos de producción, las pérdidas llegan hasta el 100 % de los ta llos florales. Entre los fungicidas empleados para el control del Mildiu velloso se destacan: fosetil-Al, dimetomorph, c y m o x a n i l , m e t a l a x y l . A l m o m e n t o e x...

  12. Estado actual del conocimiento de la familia Ceratopogonidae en la Patagonia (Diptera: Nematocera

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    Gustavo R. SPINELLI

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Ceratopogonidae incluye pequeños dípteros nematocerosque crían en hábitats acuáticos o semiacuáticos. Hasta los ‘80, el conocimiento de su taxonomía en la Patagonia se hallaba limitado a la contribución de los comienzos de los ‘30 de Ingram y Macfie, sobre la base de material capturado en 1926-27, en el área del Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi y zonas vecinasde Chile. En los últimos 25 años, se pusieron en marcha diferentes proyectos, resultando la descripción o registro de numerosos taxones para la región. Si se contabilizan los datos publicados, 102 especies habitan en la Patagonia, de las cuales 86 (84,31% son endémicas para la región. Este alto porcentaje es evidente en los bosques de Nothofagus, con 71 especies endémicas de estebioma, nueve lo son de la estepa y seis presentan registros en bosque y estepa. Datos aún no publicados concuerdan con este esquema. Diecinueve géneros están representados en la Patagonia, diez de ellos con amplia distribución,tres de distribución transantártica y seis son endémicos para el área. Para la misma, se hallan publicadas las revisiones de Forcipomyia, Atrichopogon, Borkenthelea, Macrurohelea y Paradasyhelea; se han finalizado y aún no publicado aquellas de Dasyhelea y Palpomyia, está muy avanzada la de Stilobezzia y se prevé comenzar con las de Austrohelea, Austrosphaeromias, Physohelea y Bezzia. Se calcula que estos datos no divulgados contienen al menos 55 especies todavía no descriptas. Con respecto a los aspectos biogeográficos se pueden destacar estudios que tienden a establecer relaciones entre las áreas reconocidas en esquemas biogeográficos propuestos para la región andina.

  13. Estado actual del conocimiento de la Prehistoria salmantina (hasta la Edad del Hierro

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    Juan MALUQUER DE MOTES

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available La provincia de Salamanca sin alcanzar la densidad de otras provincias norteñas y levantinas principalmente, puede decirse que en cuanto a su prehistoria se refiere, ocupa un lugar privilegiado en el conjunto de provincias centro este peninsulares, por cuanto ha tenido la fortuna de poseer durante largos años su propio investigador, el Padre César Morán Las primeras excursiones por la prehistoria provincial, las efectuó sin embargo don Manuel Gómez Moreno que en breves pinceladas, hace ya más de cuarenta años, con certera visión planteó muchos problemas que en parte se mantienen aún sin resolver.

  14. Desarrollo y estado actual de la psicología en el Peru (Parte B)

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    The historical development and current state of psychology in Pero is reviewed. The origins in education, medicine and philosophy are pointed out, and the early investigations are described. Especial emphasis is given to the professional training of psychologists; at the present time the career of psychology is offered in 8 universitíes, and there are 7.000 psychology students; this number is considered too hígh for the employment opportunities. Research is conducted at the ...

  15. Desarrollo y estado actual de la psicología en el Peru (Parte A)

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    Reynaldo Alarcón

    1980-01-01

    The historical development and current state of psychology in Pero is reviewed. The origins in education, medicine and philosophy are pointed out, and the early investigations are described. Especial emphasis is given to the professional training of psychologists; at the present time the career of psychology is offered in 8 universitíes, and there are 7.000 psychology students; this number is considered too hígh for the employment opportunities. Research is conducted at the ...

  16. Desarrollo y estado actual de la psicología en el Peru (Parte C)

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    Reynaldo Alarcón

    1980-01-01

    The historical development and current state of psychology in Pero is reviewed. The origins in education, medicine and philosophy are pointed out, and the early investigations are described. Especial emphasis is given to the professional training of psychologists; at the present time the career of psychology is offered in 8 universitíes, and there are 7.000 psychology students; this number is considered too hígh for the employment opportunities. Research is conducted at the ...

  17. Sulfatos en el cemento portland y su incidencia sobre el falso fraguado: Estado actual del conocimiento

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    de la Cruz, Ignacio

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    Full Text Available A bibliographical study is carried out of the sulphates which may be present in the clinker and Portland cement, as likewise the effects of the aeration and temperature on the setting. This work is a prior phase of a wide experimental investigation carried out in the IETCC, on anomalies or setting and phenomena of "lumping" in Portland cement.

    Se realiza un estudio bibliográfico de los sulfatos que pueden estar presentes en el clínker y cemento portland, así como de los efectos de la aireación y temperatura sobre el fraguado. Este trabajo es la fase previa de una amplia investigación experimental realizada en el IETCC, sobre anomalías de fraguado y fenómenos de "aterronamiento" en el cemento portland.

  18. Estado actual del mercado de la interpretación en Bogotá.

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    Montealegre Díaz, Irma Alexandra

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    La presente investigación tuvo como objetivo estudiar el comportamiento que ha tenido el servicio de la interpretación en la ciudad de Bogotá debido a la apertura y entrada en vigencia de los Tratados de Libre Comercio que ha llevado a cabo Colombia con las grandes potencias económicas. Por esta razón, esta investigación busca ilustrar todo lo que enmarca la interpretación como servicio en la ciudad de Bogotá.

  19. ESTADO ACTUAL DEL TRABAJO EN RED DE LOS SEMILLEROS DE INVESTIGACIÓN EN COLOMBIA

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    La satisfacción de los estudiantes de los semilleros de investigación con respecto a la dirección y coordinación de las actividades de formación en investigación e investigación formativa es de mediana proporción, sin ignorar, por supuesto, que aumentar el número de semilleros, participar de redes nacionales y locales y difundir la cultura investigativa generada por los procesos de formación en investigación son los logros más relevantes del trabajo en red de los semilleros. Esto no obsta, en...

  20. Estado actual del trabajo en red de los semilleros de investigación en Colombia

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    Correa Montoya, Lucas

    2006-01-01

    La satisfacción de los estudiantes de los semilleros de investigación con respecto a la dirección y coordinación de las actividades de formación en investigación e investigación formativa es de mediana proporción, sin ignorar, por supuesto, que aumentar el número de semilleros, participar de redes nacionales y locales y difundir la cultura investigativa generada por los procesos de formación en investigación son los logros más relevantes del trabajo en red de los semilleros. Esto no obs...

  1. Biomass: Current Status Immediate Perspective. Vol. V; Biomasa: estado actual y perspectiva inmediata. Vol. V

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    Linares, J. I. (ed.); Moratilla, B. Y. (ed.); Cledera, M. M. (ed.); Cantizano, A. (ed.); Francisco, R. (ed.); Chamochin, R. (ed.)

    2009-07-01

    Despite the intuitive association of biomass with developing countries, industrialized nations have experienced in the last years a huge increasing in the use and consideration of biomass as strategic energy source. To this new energy policy in developed countries has contributed the need of diversifying the sources of fuel supply, the need of fighting against the increment of greenhouse effect gas emissions to the atmosphere, and the growing price of fossil fuels.

  2. TELEMEDICINA. ESTADO ACTUAL Y PERSPECTIVAS FUTURAS EN AUDIOLOGÍA Y OTOLOGÍA

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    Dra. Marisela Cardier

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    En el caso de la tele-audiología, se ha mostrado que los resultados obtenidos mediante pruebas remotas son equivalentes a los de las mismas pruebas presenciales. Aunque todavía se ha investigado poco en este campo, es un área de gran importancia debido a los problemas en el desarrollo y la calidad de vida que implica la pérdida de audición y a que la mayor parte de la población mundial no tiene fácil acceso a los servicios de salud auditiva. Se revisan las potenciales aplicaciones de la telemedicina, sus ventajas y sus inconvenientes.

  3. Producción científica internacional: estado actual

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    Cabrero-García, Julio; Richart-Martínez, Miguel

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    Para examinar las características de la investigación científica internacional en enfermería, se revisan los últimos estudios sobre la producción científica internacional publicada en las revistas internacionales de investigación en enfermería. Notas halladas más sobresalientes: La investigación se realiza primordialmente por profesionales de enfermería con el grado de doctor y que provienen del ámbito académico. La fundamentación conceptual de los estudios se asienta preferentemente en teorí...

  4. Estado actual de los sistemas de producción de embriones en ganado bovino

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    Díez, Carmen; Muñoz, Marta; Caamaño, J.N. (José); Gómez, Enrique

    2013-01-01

    La producción de embriones en ganado bovino permite acelerar la mejora genética de las explotaciones de forma más rápida que la inseminación artificial (IA). En la actualidad existen dos sistemas de producción de embriones: la producción de embriones in vivo, a través de la multiovulación y transferencia de embriones (MOET), y la producción de embriones in vitro. Ambas técnicas permiten incrementar la intensidad de selección de los programas de mejora al hacer...

  5. Estado actual de los neonatólogos certificados en México

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    L.M. González-Gómez

    2015-12-01

    Conclusiones: En México hay un neonatólogo por cada 1,823 recién nacidos, 55% de ellos son mujeres, 10 hospitales han formado al 85% de los subespecialistas, el 70% trabaja en hospitales públicos y el 12% en privados.

  6. Neumología intervencionista: estado actual y perspectivas de futuro

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    Escribano Dueñas, Ana Milagrosa

    2011-01-01

    La neumología intervencionista es un campo de la medicina que suscita un interés creciente, esto se refleja en numerosas publicaciones de la literatura científica en los últimos años. La realización de estas técnicas en los centros especializados es una práctica cada vez más frecuente por su seguridad, sus resultados satisfactorios y sus beneficios en el tratamiento sintomático de la obstrucción de la vía aérea central. Realizamos un estudio de seguimiento prospectivo reclutando de 67 ...

  7. Estado actual del conocimiento de los mamíferos fósiles de Chile

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    Canto, Jhoann

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available An updated revision is presented regarding fossil mammals of aquatic and terrestrial environments. This update includes up to year 2008. Those registrations of doubtful assignation or that couldn't be confirmed were not considered in this review. These new registrations are classified in four groups of time that extend from the Late Eocene–Early Oligocene to the Pleistocene-Recent. The evidence shows that the greatest quantity of fossils are concentrated from the Early Miocene to the Middle Miocene reaching 37 (41,5% genus of a total of 77 and 54 (49,5% fossil species of a total of 89. It is observed a significant increase in works devoted to paleontology of mammal fossils in Chile between 1981-2008.

    Se presenta una revisión de los mamíferos fósiles de Chile, de ambientes terrestres y acuáticos, conocidos hasta el año 2008; no se consideran aquellos registros de dudosa asignación o que no pudieron ser localizados. Los registros son agrupados en cuatro rangos temporales que se distribuyen a partir del Eoceno tardío–Oligoceno temprano hasta el Pleistoceno–Reciente. Se evidencia que la mayor cantidad de registros fósiles se concentra en el lapso Mioceno inferior a Mioceno medio, llegando a 37 (41,5% géneros de un total de 77 y 54 (49,5% especies fósiles de un total de 89. Se comprueba un aumento significativo de trabajos sobre paleontología en mamíferos fósiles en Chile entre 1981-2008.

  8. Estado actual de la bartonellosis (fiebre verrucosa. verruga en el continente americano

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    Luis Patiño Camargo

    1940-09-01

    Full Text Available Trabajo Presentado al VIII Congreso Científico Panamericano reunido en Washington D.C. en mayo de 1940 por La grave calamidad que ha constituido para Colombia la epidemia de Bartonellosis o Fiebre Verrucosa en una región septentrional de su territorio; la endemia legendaria de el Perú; el hecho de haberse señalado en los últimos días focos activos en el Ecuador; y la circunstancia verosímil de que las remotas epidemias llamadas "Bubas" en Guatemala hayan sido de Verruga, demuestran que sobre un dilatado territorio, en varias naciones tributarias del Pacífico existen focos de Bartonellosis en el Continente Americano.

  9. Estado actual de la rehabilitación cardiovascular en Colombia (2010

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    Claudia V. Anchique, MD

    2011-11-01

    Conclusión: el desarrollo de los programas de Rehabilitación Cardiovascular en el país debe evaluarse de acuerdo con las cifras de morbimortalidad cardiovascular, la estratificación del riesgo de los pacientes, el acceso al servicio y los resultados más relevantes de este estudio, por lo cual se hace necesario trabajar en la definición de las líneas de base de los requerimientos de los programas que favorezcan el trabajo y la aproximación interdisciplinaria e integral así como el cumplimiento de los objetivos, dando prioridad a la seguridad del paciente.

  10. Present state of the liner of the reactor; Estado actual del liner del reactor

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    Aguilar H, F.; Raya A, R.; Mazon R, R. [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2001-07-15

    When being presented to work the operation personnel of the reactor, on Monday January 10, 1983, they noticed that the reactor pool was overflowing of water and the floor of the room was partially flooded. The personnel proceeded to revise the feedwater systems to the pool, the Emergency Cooling System of the core and that of Water of Reinstatement, was found that the passing valve of this last it was lightly open. It was discovered that the water that was flooded in the floor of the room it came from the relief valves of the ports TW-1 and RW-2 and of three glides that were in the Thermal Column area. It was proceeded to lower the one level of water of the pool to their normal position and it was clean the water flooded in the salts. (Author)

  11. Estado actual de la pesquisa neurometabólica neonatal Updating neonatal neurometabolic screening

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    Israel Alfonso

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de la pesquisa neurometabólica en el recién nacido es la detección temprana de desórdenes cuyo tratamiento precoz previene daños permanentes. Las enfermedades actualmente posibles de una pesquisa masiva en el recién nacido normal son la fenilcetonuria, el hipotiroidismo congénito, la galactosemia, la hiperplasia adrenal congénita, la fibrosis quística, la deficiencia de biotinidasa, enfermedad de la orina de jarabe de arce, la anemia drepanocítica, la homocistinuria. Los instrumentos más usados para estas evaluaciones son el espectrómetro de masa y los estudios genéticos.The purpose of neurometabolic screening is the earliest possible detection of treatable disorders. The disorders currently offered to general population screening are phenylketonuria, congenital hypothyroidism, galactosemia, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, cystic fibrosis, biotinidase deficiency, maple syrup urine disease, sickle cell disease, homocystinuria. The methods used for these evaluations are mass spectroscopy and genetic testing.

  12. Estado actual de la odontopediatría en la República Mexicana

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    Enrique E .-Huitzil-Muñóz

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available La odontología pediátrica satisface un propósito muy especial con respecto de las especialidades odontológicas orientada a la prevención y curación de las enfermedades del sistema estomatognático durante la infancia y considerada como una especialidad muy completa y relativamente nueva se realiza una revisión acerca de la historia de la odontología pedíatrica en el mundo y en especial en México, recopilando información importante acerca de las instituciones universitarias que cuentan en su curricula con la especialidad, certificación y zonas de ubicación en la República Mexicana. Conclusiones: De acuerdo a las regiones de la República Mexicana en las que se encuentran ubicados los diversos posgrados, se concluye que de un total de 30 universidades que cuentan con la especialidad o maestría en odontopediatría, existen 7 en la denominada región centro y golfo y 6 en la región México D.F., estos datos concuerdan con el elevado número de habitantes que habitan esas regiones y que necesitan atención odontopediátrica cubriendo así la alta demanda del servicio por parte de los odontólogos posgraduados egresados.

  13. Inteligencia emocional y rendimiento escolar: estado actual de la cuestión

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    María Isabel Jiménez Morales; Esther López-Zafra

    2009-01-01

    Una de las líneas de investigación que más interés ha generado en los últimos años, dentro del campo de la Inteligencia Emocional (IE), ha sido el análisis del papel que juegan las emociones en el contexto educativo y, sobre todo, profundizar en la influencia de la variable inteligencia emocional a la hora de determinar tanto el éxito académico de los estudiantes como su adaptación escolar. En los últimos años, se han realizado numerosos estudios con el propósito de analizar la relación exist...

  14. Estado actual de nuestros conocimientos sobre la enfermedad de chagas en la Republica Mexicana

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    Jorge Tay

    1981-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los datos obtenidos de la revisión minuciosa en relación a enfermedad de Chagas de la literatura médica de la República Mexicana y extranjera desde el afio de 1939 en que por primeira vez se reporta a Trypanosoma cruzi en México, hasta el ano de 1976. Mediante mapas, tablas y cuadros se senalan las localidades en donde se han encontrado casos humanos, reservorios no humanos y transmisores. Se hacen comentários acerca de los resultados obtenidos y se seffala la importancia de incrementar los estúdios sobre enfermedades de Chagas en nuestro país.

  15. ESTADO ACTUAL DEL USO DE RECUBRIMIENTOS COMESTIBLES EN FRUTAS Y HORTALIZAS

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    NATALIA MARCELA FERNÁNDEZ

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available The substantial increase in vegetable product losses are due to improper practices at the time of harvest and those derived from the conditioning and subsequent treatments that impact significantly on its quality characteristics. These also affect the profitability of a sector that is called to strengthen the feeding of humanity, arousing great concern among supply chains, to define strategies to minimize impacts and strengthen competitiveness in increasingly demanding markets. Researchers have been concerned about the development of friendly environmental techniques that allow the use of natural materials such as polysaccharides, proteins, lipids and the mixture of these compounds. These are applied as edible coatings on fruits and vegetables. This process controls the growth of pathogenic organisms and deteriorative action of external agents. These agents cause defects in ripening. The goal is to prolong their lifespan by reducing the transfer of gases and water vapor and offer fresh looking products, with high nutritional quality, free of pathogens.

  16. Estado actual de nuestros conocimientos sobre la enfermedad de chagas en la Republica Mexicana

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    Jorge Tay

    1981-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los datos obtenidos de la revisión minuciosa en relación a enfermedad de Chagas de la literatura médica de la República Mexicana y extranjera desde el afio de 1939 en que por primeira vez se reporta a Trypanosoma cruzi en México, hasta el ano de 1976. Mediante mapas, tablas y cuadros se senalan las localidades en donde se han encontrado casos humanos, reservorios no humanos y transmisores. Se hacen comentários acerca de los resultados obtenidos y se seffala la importancia de incrementar los estúdios sobre enfermedades de Chagas en nuestro país.É a apresentação dos dados obtidos a partir de uma minuciosa revisão feita na literatura médica mexicana e estrangeira com relação à doença de Chagas no México. O estudo refere-se ao período de 1939 quando, pela primeira vez, menciona-se Trypanosoma cruzi no México, até 1976. Através de mapas, tabelas e quadros são mostrados os lugares onde foram encontrados casos humanos, reservatórios e transmissores. São feitos comentários sobre os resultados obtidos e é ressaltada a necessidade de ampliação dos estudos sobre a doença de Chagas no México.A thorough review of the literature is made regarding Chagas disease in Mexico and else- where since 1939, when Trypanosoma cruzi was first reported in this country until 1976. The location where human cases, non human reservoirs and transmitters have been found is pointed out by means of maps, tables and charts comments are made regarding the results reported. The importance of increasing the studies of Chagas' disease in our country is stressed.

  17. AVANCES EN REGENERACIÓN AUDITIVA. ESTADO ACTUAL Y PERSPECTIVAS FUTURAS

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    Dr. Juan Cristóbal Maass, PhD

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available La sordera es uno de los defectos congénitos más frecuentes en el mundo y puede llegar a alcanzar hasta un 50% en los adultos mayores de 70 años. La mayor parte de la pérdida de audición se produce por daño en las células ciliadas (CC, que son las encargadas de transformar las ondas acústicas mecánicas en señales electroquímicas que se dirigen al área auditiva de la corteza cerebral. Estas células ubicadas en el órgano de Corti (OC no tienen capacidad regenerativa, por lo que al verse severamente afectadas, se pueden dañar irreversiblemente, produciéndose sordera en el individuo. Sin embargo, durante una ventana de tiempo existe un potencial regenerativo donde células del OC aún jóvenes pueden ser reprogramadas con fines regenerativos. Teniendo esto en cuenta, se han intentado diversos métodos para regenerar las CC o las células de sostén (CS que las rodean. Terapias como la inyección de células madre (CM en el oído interno, manipulación de genes que participan en la salida del ciclo celular para inducción de proliferación y trans-diferenciación de las células mencionadas, han sido probadas en roedores jóvenes con diferentes grados de éxito. Por otro lado, se ha mostrado la posibilidad de inducir la producción de CC durante el desarrollo uterino, lo que parece un enfoque prometedor para el tratamiento de sordera en individuos jóvenes. A pesar de esto, son necesarias más investigaciones para probar con éxito cualquiera de estas terapias, en individuos humanos adultos y de esta manera, poder inducir la regeneración celular en el oído humano dañado extensamente.

  18. Estado actual del cultivo de larvas del pargo flamenco (Lutjanus guttatus

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    María Isabel Abdo-de la Parra

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available El pargo flamenco (Lutjanus guttatus es un pez marino con alta demanda en los mercados de algunos países de Latinoamérica. Debido a su importancia se inició su cultivo en jaulas flotantes usando juveniles silvestres. A partir de la década pasada se iniciaron los primeros estudios para lograr su reproducción en cautiverio y la producción masiva de juveniles que puedan sustentar el cultivo completo. El presente trabajo presenta los resultados obtenidos hasta la fecha sobre desove, manejo e incubación de huevos y protocolos de larvicultura del pargo flamenco en Latinoamérica.

  19. CORRELATIONS BETWEEN CONTEMPORARY METHODS IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS UROGENITAL INFECTIONS.

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    Ilko Bakardzhiev

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The subject of this study were 486 outpatients between the ages of 17 and 62, diagnosed with urethritis, epidydimitis, prostatitis, cervicitis, endocervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease and sterility. The following tests were used to make the diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis: Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA, Enzyme-Linked Fluorescent Assay (ELFA, Polymerase Chain Reaction DNA amplification for Chlamydia Trachomatis, Neisseria Gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma Genitalium and Ureaplasma Urealyiticum. Comparison PCR and EIA showed statistically significant difference between the positive results obtained by the two methods (p0,1. EIA is a method that gives a higher percentage of nonspecific positive reactions, while the results obtained from ELFA are much closer to the ones obtained by PCR. According to contemporary evidence based medicine, the developmet of unified standard methods for diagnosis and evaluation is of vital importance, not only for the patient and the treating physician but also concerns for the healthcare system, the general public and the pharmaceutical companies as well.

  20. Diagnosis of mucopurulent cervicitis among women at risk for Chlamydia trachomatis infection.

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    Katz, B P; Caine, V A; Jones, R B

    1989-01-01

    The present study was undertaken to evaluate the utility of a gram stain of endocervical secretions in the prediction of endocervical infection with Chlamydia trachomatis. Endocervical examinations, Gram stains and chlamydial cultures were performed on 214 women who were attending a sexually transmitted diseases clinic and were at increased risk for chlamydial infection. Almost 24% of the Gram stains were judged inadequate because of the presence of ectocervical material. However, significantly higher isolation rates for C. trachomatis were found for those women with valid smears and 10 or more polymorphonuclear cells on their smear (44% vs 19%, P = .0008). This relationship was independent of the presence of gonococcal infection. Based on the results of this study, endocervical Gram stains appear to be a valuable screening tool for chlamydial infection, particularly among those without mucopurulent discharge.

  1. Interaction between the Chlamydia trachomatis histone H1-like protein (Hc1) and DNA

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    Christiansen, G; Pedersen, Lotte Bang; Koehler, J E

    1993-01-01

    The gene encoding the Chlamydia trachomatis histone H1-like protein (Hc1) from serovar L2 was cloned into Escherichia coli by use of expression vector pET11d. In this vector, transcription of the gene is under the control of a bacteriophage T7 promoter, and T7 RNA polymerase is inducible in the h......The gene encoding the Chlamydia trachomatis histone H1-like protein (Hc1) from serovar L2 was cloned into Escherichia coli by use of expression vector pET11d. In this vector, transcription of the gene is under the control of a bacteriophage T7 promoter, and T7 RNA polymerase is inducible...

  2. In vitro activity of the spermicide nonoxynol-9 against Chlamydia trachomatis.

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    Kelly, J P; Reynolds, R B; Stagno, S; Louv, W C; Alexander, W J

    1985-01-01

    The in vitro activity of nonoxynol-9 against four serotypes (C, D, H, and K) of Chlamydia trachomatis was investigated. A constant inoculum of each serotype was exposed to serial twofold dilutions (1:100 to 1:800) of Koromex, Conceptrol, or reference preparations (not containing nonoxynol-9) for 4 and 24 h at 37 degrees C. The mixtures of nonoxynal-9 or nonnonoxynol preparations and control inocula were dispensed into triplicate wells containing McCoy cell monolayers. After incubation at 37 degrees C, the monolayers were fixed and stained with iodine and examined for evidence of infection with C. trachomatis. All nonoxynol-9-containing preparations showed marked antichlamydial activity as judged by percent reduction of glycogen-containing intracytoplasmic inclusions. The reference preparations, which did not contain nonoxynol-9, were markedly less active when tested in this in vitro system. PMID:2990326

  3. The 75-kilodalton cytoplasmic Chlamydia trachomatis L2 polypeptide is a DnaK-like protein

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    Birkelund, Svend; Lundemose, AG; Christiansen, Gunna

    1990-01-01

    ,980-base-pair open reading frame revealed 94% homology with a 75-kilodalton protein from C. trachomatis serovar D and 57% homology with the DnaK proteins of E. coli and of Bacillus megaterium, while amino acid homology with human heat shock protein 70 (hsp70) was 42%. The promoter region was identified......The gene coding for the 75-kilodalton cytoplasmic Chlamydia trachomatis L2 polypeptide has been cloned in Escherichia coli, and the nucleotide sequence has been determined. The cloned DNA fragment contained the coding region as well as the putative promoter. The deduced amino acid sequence of the 1...... by computer search and by primer extension of mRNA synthesized in recombinant E. coli. The promoter region which differed from the putative promoter region in serovar D was shown to be a mixed promoter type in which the -10 region showed a regular TATA box configuration while the -35 region showed high...

  4. Chlamydia trachomatis C-complex serovars are a risk factor for preterm birth

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    Hollegaard, Stine; Vogel, Ida; Thorsen, Poul

    2007-01-01

    , Chlamydia antigen, Chlamydia IgG, Chlamydia complex B, C and GF levels were measured. Spontaneous preterm birth (ectopic pregnancies. Crude and adjusted relative risks (RR......) and odds ratios (OR) were estimated by logistic regression. RESULTS: C. trachomatis C-complex positivity was associated with spontaneous PTB [RR 2.6 (1.1-6.29)] and additionally with a prior history of subfertility [OR 4.4 [2.5-7.7]), infertility treatment [OR 7.2 (4.0-12.8)] and ectopic pregnancy [5.2 (2.......2-12.4)]. CONCLUSION: A previous infection with C. trachomatis C-complex was associated with an increased risk for spontaneous PTB and may potentially contribute to subfertility, infertility and ectopic pregnancy....

  5. The prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections among men with urethritis in Kuwait.

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    Al-Sweih, N A; Khan, S; Rotimi, V O

    2011-09-01

    Chlamydial non-gonococcal urethritis and gonorrhoea are the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infections worldwide. Data on these infections are scanty in the Islamic world, especially Kuwait. The objective of this study was to establish the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae among men with symptomatic urethritis in Kuwait. Men with urethral discharge seen and managed at eight governmental hospitals were recruited into the study. A pair of urethral swab and first-voided urine sample were taken from the patients and sent immediately to the laboratory where they were processed using strand displacement nucleic acid amplification kits (SDA; ProbeTec, Becton Dickinson); one pair per patient was studied. A total of 426 symptomatic men were studied, out of whom 155 (36.4%) were infected by either C. trachomatis or N. gonorrhoeae, or both. The overall prevalence rates of C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae were 12.4% and 23.9%, respectively. There was no significant difference in chlamydial and gonococcal prevalence between Kuwaiti men and non-Kuwaitis (P>0.05). Infection rates were much lower in married men than unmarried men. Men in the age range of 21-35 years were more vulnerable to both infections. The findings show that N. gonorrhoeae and, to a lesser extent, C. trachomatis are common in men with urethritis in Kuwait. Appropriate preventive strategies that conform to Islamic rules and values should be of highest priority of the policymakers. Copyright © 2011 King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Inhibition of Wnt Signaling Pathways Impairs Chlamydia trachomatis Infection in Endometrial Epithelial Cells.

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    Kintner, Jennifer; Moore, Cheryl G; Whittimore, Judy D; Butler, Megan; Hall, Jennifer V

    2017-01-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis infections represent the predominant cause of bacterial sexually transmitted infections. As an obligate intracellular bacterium, C. trachomatis is dependent on the host cell for survival, propagation, and transmission. Thus, factors that affect the host cell, including nutrition, cell cycle, and environmental signals, have the potential to impact chlamydial development. Previous studies have demonstrated that activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling benefits C. trachomatis infections in fallopian tube epithelia. In cervical epithelial cells chlamydiae sequester β-catenin within the inclusion. These data indicate that chlamydiae interact with the Wnt signaling pathway in both the upper and lower female genital tract (FGT). However, hormonal activation of canonical and non-canonical Wnt signaling pathways is an essential component of cyclic remodeling in another prominent area of the FGT, the endometrium. Given this information, we hypothesized that Wnt signaling would impact chlamydial infection in endometrial epithelial cells. To investigate this hypothesis, we analyzed the effect of Wnt inhibition on chlamydial inclusion development and elementary body (EB) production in two endometrial cell lines, Ishikawa (IK) and Hec-1B, in nonpolarized cell culture and in a polarized endometrial epithelial (IK)/stromal (SHT-290) cell co-culture model. Inhibition of Wnt by the small molecule inhibitor (IWP2) significantly decreased inclusion size in IK and IK/SHT-290 cultures ( p Wnt inhibition caused chlamydiae to become aberrant in morphology. EB formation was also impaired in IK, Hec-1B and IK/SHT-290 cultures regardless of whether Wnt inhibition occurred throughout, in the middle (24 hpi) or late (36 hpi) during the development cycle. Overall, these data lead us to conclude that Wnt signaling in the endometrium is a key host pathway for the proper development of C. trachomatis .

  7. Identification of novel type III secretion chaperone-substrate complexes of Chlamydia trachomatis.

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    Pais, Sara V; Milho, Catarina; Almeida, Filipe; Mota, Luís Jaime

    2013-01-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis is an obligate intracellular bacterial pathogen of humans that uses a type III secretion (T3S) system to manipulate host cells through the delivery of effector proteins into their cytosol and membranes. The function of T3S systems depends on small bacterial cytosolic chaperone-like proteins, which bind T3S substrates and ensure their appropriate secretion. To find novel T3S chaperone-substrate complexes of C. trachomatis we first searched its genome for genes encoding proteins with features of T3S chaperones. We then systematically tested for interactions between candidate chaperones and chlamydial T3S substrates by bacterial two-hybrid. This revealed interactions between Slc1 (a known T3S chaperone) or CT584 and several T3S substrates. Co-immunoprecipitation after protein expression in Yersinia enterocolitica and protein overlay binding assays indicated that Slc1 interacted with the N-terminal region of the known T3S substrates Tarp (a previously described substrate of Slc1), CT694, and CT695, and that CT584 interacted with a central region of CT082, which we identified as a C. trachomatis T3S substrate using Y. enterocolitica as a heterologous system. Further T3S assays in Yersinia indicated that Slc1 or CT584 increased the amount of secreted Tarp, CT694, and CT695, or CT082, respectively. Expression of CT584 increased the intra-bacterial stability of CT082, while Slc1 did not affect the stability of its substrates. Overall, this indicated that in C. trachomatis Slc1 is a chaperone of multiple T3S substrates and that CT584 is a chaperone of the newly identified T3S substrate CT082.

  8. Predictors of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among women attending rural Midwest family planning clinics.

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    Hilger, T M; Smith, E M; Ault, K

    2001-01-01

    To determine predictors of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among women 14-24 years of age attending family planning clinics throughout a rural Midwestern state. The study population included 16,756 women between the ages of 14 and 24 years attending family planning clinics for annual examinations throughout the state of Iowa in 1997. All women under 25 years of age having annual exams were tested for C. trachomatis during the visit. At the time of exam, both behavioral and demographic data were collected on all women participating in the study. The majority of women in the study (96%) reported no symptoms of chlamydia. Only 2.5% of all women had a positive test result. In the multivariate model, the odds ratios were significantly increased among the youngest age (14-17 years; OR = 2.2), those with mucopurulent cervicitis (OR = 3.4), cervical friability (OR = 2.2), symptomatic for infection (OR = 1.8), risk history (OR = 1.6), and black race (OR = 1.2) and predictive of a C. trachomatis infection. Risk factors predictive of C. trachomatis infection among younger aged women attending family planning clinics in a Midwest rural population are consistent with predictors of infection among women attending family planning clinics across the United States. The overall findings suggest the importance of developing screening guidelines as a means of lowering chlamydia rates. This may be a particularly difficult task in light of the low rate of symptoms that would lead a woman to seek medical care, even in younger age women who are at higher risk. In addition, screening guidelines would be more difficult to implement in a rural setting.

  9. Daily oral grepafloxacin vs. twice daily oral doxycycline in the treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis endocervical infection.

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    McCormack, W M; Martin, D H; Hook, E W; Jones, R B

    1998-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of a 7-day course of treatment with oral grepafloxacin, 400 mg once daily, and oral doxycycline, 100 mg twice daily, in patients with chlamydial cervicitis. METHODS: Women aged 18 years or older attending 17 sexually transmitted disease clinics in the United States who had clinical signs of mucopurulent cervicitis or who had a recent positive culture or nonculture test for Chlamydia trachomatis or who had contact with a male partner with a positiv...

  10. Histopathology of endocervical infection caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, herpes simplex virus, Trichomonas vaginalis, and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

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    Kiviat, N B; Paavonen, J A; Wølner-Hanssen, P; Critchlow, C W; Stamm, W E; Douglas, J; Eschenbach, D A; Corey, L A; Holmes, K K

    1990-08-01

    We determined the histologic correlates of clinically identified mucopurulent cervicitis, culture-proven cervical infection with Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, herpes simplex virus (HSV), and vaginal infection with Trichomonas vaginalis by examining cervical biopsies from 83 women. Clinical mucopurulent cervicitis and culture-documented infection with one or more of these pathogens correlated histologically with intraepithelial neutrophils, reactive endocervical cells, edema, luminal neutrophils, and with several deeper tissue changes such as extensive and dense subepithelial inflammation, granulation tissue, and necrotic ulceration. Focal loss of surface columnar cells and spongiosis were also correlated with culture-confirmed infection. Well-formed germinal centers were seen in biopsies from 14 of 21 patients (67%) with C trachomatis infection alone, but in none of 17 patients with infections other than C trachomatis (P less than 0.001). A predominantly plasmacytic infiltrate was also significantly associated with chlamydial infection. Necrotic ulcers overlying a predominantly lymphocytic infiltrate were seen in six of nine patients (67%) with HSV infection alone but in only two of 40 patients (5%) with other infections (P less than 0.001). Marked inflammatory changes were not seen in the patients infected with N gonorrhoeae. The organism T vaginalis was not associated with any endocervical pathology. If these results are confirmed by prospective studies, they suggest that pathologists should alert clinicians to the possibility of recent or current infection with C trachomatis or HSV when cervical biopsies show the above changes. The loss of surface columnar epithelium with HSV, chlamydial, and gonococcal infection offers a possible explanation for the reported association of these infections with increased risk of acquiring human immunodeficiency virus infection.

  11. Activities of rifamycin derivatives against wild-type and rpoB mutants of Chlamydia trachomatis.

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    Xia, Minsheng; Suchland, Robert J; Carswell, Joli A; Van Duzer, John; Buxton, Debra K; Brown, Kara; Rothstein, David M; Stamm, Walter E

    2005-09-01

    Rifalazil, a semisynthetic rifamycin, was shown previously to have exceptional potency against Chlamydia trachomatis (MIC of 0.00025 microg/ml). We therefore tested 250 additional rifamycin derivatives and identified 12 with activities that are eightfold more potent than that of rifalazil. These compounds also showed exceptional activities against rifampin-resistant strains that carry missense mutations in the rpoB gene. The antimicrobial potency and intracellular penetration of these agents suggest their potential in treatment of chlamydial infections.

  12. Urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis infections among ethnic groups in Paramaribo, Suriname; determinants and ethnic sexual mixing patterns.

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    Jannie J van der Helm

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Little is known about the epidemiology of urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis infection (chlamydia in Suriname. Suriname is a society composed of many ethnic groups, such as Creoles, Maroons, Hindustani, Javanese, Chinese, Caucasians, and indigenous Amerindians. We estimated determinants for chlamydia, including the role of ethnicity, and identified transmission patterns and ethnic sexual networks among clients of two clinics in Paramaribo, Suriname. METHODS: Participants were recruited at two sites a sexually transmitted infections (STI clinic and a family planning (FP clinic in Paramaribo. Urine samples from men and nurse-collected vaginal swabs were obtained for nucleic acid amplification testing. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify determinants of chlamydia. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST was performed to genotype C. trachomatis. To identify transmission patterns and sexual networks, a minimum spanning tree was created, using full MLST profiles. Clusters in the minimum spanning tree were compared for ethnic composition. RESULTS: Between March 2008 and July 2010, 415 men and 274 women were included at the STI clinic and 819 women at the FP clinic. Overall chlamydia prevalence was 15% (224/1508. Age, ethnicity, and recruitment site were significantly associated with chlamydia in multivariable analysis. Participants of Creole and Javanese ethnicity were more frequently infected with urogenital chlamydia. Although sexual mixing with other ethnic groups did differ significantly per ethnicity, this mixing was not independently significantly associated with chlamydia. We typed 170 C. trachomatis-positive samples (76% and identified three large C. trachomatis clusters. Although the proportion from various ethnic groups differed significantly between the clusters (P = 0.003, all five major ethnic groups were represented in all three clusters. CONCLUSION: Chlamydia prevalence in Suriname is high and targeted prevention

  13. Seroprevalence of anti-Chlamydia trachomatis IgM in neonatal respiratory tract infections in Hungary.

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    Balla, Eszter; Donders, Gilbert G G; Petrovay, Fruzsina; Urbán, Edit

    2017-08-04

    To determine the seroprevalence of specific IgM indicative of respiratory tract infection (RTI) due to Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) among symptomatic infants. A descriptive study was conducted on young infants up to 5 months old at the Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Infections Reference Laboratory, National Centre for Epidemiology, Budapest, covering the period 2008-2016. Serum samples from infants suffering from RTIs were screened with a micro-immunofluorescence test (Focus, Cypress, USA) for the presence of anti-Chlamydia trachomatis-specific IgM. A parallel Bordetella pertussis screening was performed by an indirect immunofluorescence test (Euroimmun, Lübeck, Germany) that detected specific IgM. The CT-specific serum IgM was highly reactive in 50 (19.1 %) of the 262 neonates with RTIs, while all proved negative for Bordetella pertussis-specific IgM. Vertically transmitted C. trachomatis must be regarded as a common pathogen among symptomatic neonates with RTIs in Hungary. Routine screening and treatment of pregnant women could be one option to help prevent these conditions. Focused laboratory testing based on raised clinical awareness should enable early diagnosis and appropriate therapy for symptomatic infants.

  14. Plasmid deficiency in urogenital isolates of Chlamydia trachomatis reduces infectivity and virulence in a mouse model.

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    Sigar, Ira M; Schripsema, Justin H; Wang, Yibing; Clarke, Ian N; Cutcliffe, Lesley T; Seth-Smith, Helena M B; Thomson, Nicholas R; Bjartling, Carina; Unemo, Magnus; Persson, Kenneth; Ramsey, Kyle H

    2014-02-01

    We hypothesized that the plasmid of urogenital isolates of Chlamydia trachomatis would modulate infectivity and virulence in a mouse model. To test this hypothesis, we infected female mice in the respiratory or urogenital tract with graded doses of a human urogenital isolate of C. trachomatis, serovar F, possessing the cognate plasmid. For comparison, we inoculated mice with a plasmid-free serovar F isolate. Following urogenital inoculation, the plasmid-free isolate displayed significantly reduced infectivity compared with the wild-type strain with the latter yielding a 17-fold lower infectious dose to yield 50% infection. When inoculated via the respiratory tract, the plasmid-free isolate exhibited reduced infectivity and virulence (as measured by weight change) when compared to the wild-type isolate. Further, differences in infectivity, but not in virulence were observed in a C. trachomatis, serovar E isolate with a deletion within the plasmid coding sequence 1 when compared to a serovar E isolate with no mutations in the plasmid. We conclude that plasmid loss reduces virulence and infectivity in this mouse model. These findings further support a role for the chlamydial plasmid in infectivity and virulence in vivo. © 2013 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. T Lymphocyte Immunity in Host Defence against Chlamydia trachomatis and Its Implication for Vaccine Development

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    X Yang

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Chlamydia trachomatis is an obligate intracellular bacterial pathogen that causes several significant human infectious diseases, including trachoma, urethritis, cervicitis and salpingitis, and is an important cofactor for transmission of human immunodeficiency virus. Until very recently, over three decades of research effort aimed at developing a C trachomatis vaccine had failed, due mainly to the lack of a precise understanding of the mechanisms for protective immunity. Although most studies concerning protective immunity to C trachomatis have focused on humoral immune responses, recent studies have clearly shown that T helper-1 (Th1-like CD4 T cell-mediated immune responses play the dominant role in protective immunity. These studies suggest a paradigm for chlamydial immunity and pathology based on the concept of heterogeneity (Th1/Th2 in CD4 T cell immune responses. This concept for chlamydial immunity offers a rational template on which to base renewed efforts for development of a chlamydial vaccine that targets the induction of cell-mediated Th1 immune responses.

  16. Lactobacillus crispatus inhibits the infectivity of Chlamydia trachomatis elementary bodies, in vitro study.

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    Nardini, Paola; Ñahui Palomino, Rogers Alberto; Parolin, Carola; Laghi, Luca; Foschi, Claudio; Cevenini, Roberto; Vitali, Beatrice; Marangoni, Antonella

    2016-06-29

    Lactobacillus species dominate the vaginal microbiota of healthy reproductive-age women and protect the genitourinary tract from the attack of several infectious agents. Chlamydia trachomatis, a leading cause of sexually transmitted disease worldwide, can induce severe sequelae, i.e. pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility and ectopic pregnancy. In the present study we investigated the interference of Lactobacillus crispatus, L. gasseri and L. vaginalis, known to be dominant species in the vaginal microbiome, with the infection process of C. trachomatis. Lactobacilli exerted a strong inhibitory effect on Chlamydia infectivity mainly through the action of secreted metabolites in a concentration/pH dependent mode. Short contact times were the most effective in the inhibition, suggesting a protective role of lactobacilli in the early steps of Chlamydia infection. The best anti-Chlamydia profile was shown by L. crispatus species. In order to delineate metabolic profiles related to anti-Chlamydia activity, Lactobacillus supernatants were analysed by (1)H-NMR. Production of lactate and acidification of the vaginal environment seemed to be crucial for the activity, in addition to the consumption of the carbonate source represented by glucose. The main conclusion of this study is that high concentrations of L. crispatus inhibit infectivity of C. trachomatis in vitro.

  17. Molecular detection of Chlamydia Trachomatis and Mycoplasma Hominis in endometriosis lesions

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    F. Azizvakili

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: Retrograde of menstrual blood into the peritoneal cavity is one of the accepted theories for initiation of endometriosis although indicated that other factors are involved in pathogenesis. Investigation of infectious agents is important in this regard. Objective: To investigate the presence of bacterial infections; Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycoplasma Hominis as risk factors in endometriosis lesions. Methods: This case-control study was conducted in Sarem Hospital in 2014. DNA was extracted from 90 paraffin-embedded blocks included 40 endometriosis tissue samples, 23 samples of endometrial tissue from the same patients and 27 samples of endometrial tissue of the patients without endometriosis, and molecular analysis were performed using polymerase chain reaction. Results were analyzed by Fisher Exact Test and McNemar Test. Findings: Chlamydia trachomatis infection was seen in 11 (27.5% endometriosis tissue, 3 (13% normal tissue from patients and 10 (37% in patient without endometriosis. Mycoplasma hominis was diagnosed in 11 (27.5% endometriosis tissue, 7 (30.4% of normal tissue from patients and one patient without endometriosis (3.7%. These differences show significant relations between infection with Mycoplasma hominis and endometriosis. Conclusion: The findings of this study did not show significant association between Chlamydia trachomatis infections and endometriosis. However; it seems Mycoplasma hominis infection can increase the risk of endometriosis incidence.

  18. Individual and population level effects of partner notification for Chlamydia trachomatis.

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    Christian L Althaus

    Full Text Available Partner notification (PN or contact tracing is an important aspect of treating bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs, such as Chlamydia trachomatis. It facilitates the identification of new infected cases that can be treated through individual case management. PN also acts indirectly by limiting onward transmission in the general population. However, the impact of PN, both at the level of individuals and the population, remains unclear. Since it is difficult to study the effects of PN empirically, mathematical and computational models are useful tools for investigating its potential as a public health intervention. To this end, we developed an individual-based modeling framework called Rstisim. It allows the implementation of different models of STI transmission with various levels of complexity and the reconstruction of the complete dynamic sexual partnership network over any time period. A key feature of this framework is that we can trace an individual's partnership history in detail and investigate the outcome of different PN strategies for C. trachomatis. For individual case management, the results suggest that notifying three or more partners from the preceding 18 months yields substantial numbers of new cases. In contrast, the successful treatment of current partners is most important for preventing re-infection of index cases and reducing further transmission of C. trachomatis at the population level. The findings of this study demonstrate the difference between individual and population level outcomes of public health interventions for STIs.

  19. Isolation of Chlamydia trachomatis or Ureaplasma urealyticum from the synovial fluid of patients with Reiter's syndrome

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    Pavlica Ljiljana

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. The aim of this study was to contribute to the insight of the role of the infectious agent in ethiopathogenesis of the Reiter’s syndrome development, which could directly influence the choise of treatment of these patients. Methods. Eighteen patients with urogenital form of the Reiter’s syndrome and 16 controls (6 with rheumatoid arthritis and 10 with pigmented villonodular synovitis were included in the study. In all patients standard laboratory analyses of the blood, urine and stool were made; antibody titer to Chlamydia trachomatis and Ureaplasma urealyticum was determined in synovial fluid and serum; isolation of Chlamydia trachomatis and Ureaplasma urealyticum in urethral, cervical and conjunctival swabs, as well as in prostatic and synovial fluid, was also made. HLA typing was done, too. Chlamydia was isolated in the McCoy cell culture treated with cycloheximide while Ureaplasma was identified according to its biochemical properties grown on cell-free liquid medium. Results. Chlamydia trachomatis was isolated from the synovial fluid of 4 patients with Reiter's syndrome 22.2%, while Ureaplasma urealyticum was isolated in 7 of them (38.9%. These microorganisms were not found in any synovial fluid of the control group patients. Conclusion. Presence of these bacteria in the inflamed joint might be an important factor in etiopathogenesis of this disease, and it supports the hypothesis that arthritis in Reiter's syndrome is probably of the infectious origin.

  20. Los Retos del Mercado Actual

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    Juan Quirós Sáenz

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    Full Text Available Probablemente la empresa que sobreviva en laeconomía actual, no será la que tenga el mejor productoo servicio, sino la que tenga la mayor eficienciaoperacional y ofrezca un servicio sorprendente paraobtener la lealtad de sus clientes. Pero también, la quetenga ejecutivos de mercadeo con el conocimiento,carácter y determinación, para enfrentar estos retos deuna manera creativa.   ABSTRACT Most probably the companies that will survive presentday’s economy will not be the ones with the better productor service but the ones with greater operational efficiencywho offers outstanding service to attain customer loyalty.But also the companies with marketing executives thatpossess the knowledge, temper and determination to facethese challenges in a creative way.

  1. HISTÓRIA E ESTADO EM HEGEL

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    Wickert, Tarcísio Alfonso

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    Queremos neste trabalho apresentar algumas idéias de Hegel referente ao conceito de Estado, estados históricos e História. Além disso, mostrar os limites do  Estado frente ao tribunal da história, lugar do julgamento constante de todos os Estados. Além disso, demonstrar que a realização da liberdade no estado histórico é sempre parcial e incompleta.Palavras-chave: Estado. História. Liberdade   

  2. Development of a transformation system for Chlamydia trachomatis: restoration of glycogen biosynthesis by acquisition of a plasmid shuttle vector.

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    Wang, Yibing; Kahane, Simona; Cutcliffe, Lesley T; Skilton, Rachel J; Lambden, Paul R; Clarke, Ian N

    2011-09-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis remains one of the few major human pathogens for which there is no transformation system. C. trachomatis has a unique obligate intracellular developmental cycle. The extracellular infectious elementary body (EB) is an infectious, electron-dense structure that, following host cell infection, differentiates into a non-infectious replicative form known as a reticulate body (RB). Host cells infected by C. trachomatis that are treated with penicillin are not lysed because this antibiotic prevents the maturation of RBs into EBs. Instead the RBs fail to divide although DNA replication continues. We have exploited these observations to develop a transformation protocol based on expression of β-lactamase that utilizes rescue from the penicillin-induced phenotype. We constructed a vector which carries both the chlamydial endogenous plasmid and an E.coli plasmid origin of replication so that it can shuttle between these two bacterial recipients. The vector, when introduced into C. trachomatis L2 under selection conditions, cures the endogenous chlamydial plasmid. We have shown that foreign promoters operate in vivo in C. trachomatis and that active β-lactamase and chloramphenicol acetyl transferase are expressed. To demonstrate the technology we have isolated chlamydial transformants that express the green fluorescent protein (GFP). As proof of principle, we have shown that manipulation of chlamydial biochemistry is possible by transformation of a plasmid-free C. trachomatis recipient strain. The acquisition of the plasmid restores the ability of the plasmid-free C. trachomatis to synthesise and accumulate glycogen within inclusions. These findings pave the way for a comprehensive genetic study on chlamydial gene function that has hitherto not been possible. Application of this technology avoids the use of therapeutic antibiotics and therefore the procedures do not require high level containment and will allow the analysis of genome function by

  3. Development of a transformation system for Chlamydia trachomatis: restoration of glycogen biosynthesis by acquisition of a plasmid shuttle vector.

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    Yibing Wang

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Chlamydia trachomatis remains one of the few major human pathogens for which there is no transformation system. C. trachomatis has a unique obligate intracellular developmental cycle. The extracellular infectious elementary body (EB is an infectious, electron-dense structure that, following host cell infection, differentiates into a non-infectious replicative form known as a reticulate body (RB. Host cells infected by C. trachomatis that are treated with penicillin are not lysed because this antibiotic prevents the maturation of RBs into EBs. Instead the RBs fail to divide although DNA replication continues. We have exploited these observations to develop a transformation protocol based on expression of β-lactamase that utilizes rescue from the penicillin-induced phenotype. We constructed a vector which carries both the chlamydial endogenous plasmid and an E.coli plasmid origin of replication so that it can shuttle between these two bacterial recipients. The vector, when introduced into C. trachomatis L2 under selection conditions, cures the endogenous chlamydial plasmid. We have shown that foreign promoters operate in vivo in C. trachomatis and that active β-lactamase and chloramphenicol acetyl transferase are expressed. To demonstrate the technology we have isolated chlamydial transformants that express the green fluorescent protein (GFP. As proof of principle, we have shown that manipulation of chlamydial biochemistry is possible by transformation of a plasmid-free C. trachomatis recipient strain. The acquisition of the plasmid restores the ability of the plasmid-free C. trachomatis to synthesise and accumulate glycogen within inclusions. These findings pave the way for a comprehensive genetic study on chlamydial gene function that has hitherto not been possible. Application of this technology avoids the use of therapeutic antibiotics and therefore the procedures do not require high level containment and will allow the analysis of genome

  4. Diagnostic Value of PCR and ELISA for Chlamydia trachomatis in a Group of Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Women in Isfahan, Iran

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    Anahita Jenab

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Chlamydia trachomatis infections are the most prevalent sexually transmittedbacterial infections (STI in the world that lead to a cause of tubal factor infertility in women. Theaim of this study is to determine the presence of C.trachomatis by polymerase chain reaction (PCRand ELISA.Materials and Methods: Endocervical swabs were collected from 80 women; 22 of them wereasymptomatic and 58 symptomatic. Samples were examined by PCR designed to detect Chlamydialplasmid using specific KL1 and KL2 primers. Serum IgG and IgA antibodies to C.trachomatiswere detected by ELISA. Since elevated CRP levels are a marker for inflammation, the presence ofC- Reactive protein (CRP has also been evaluated in all samples.Results: The rate of C.trachomatis infection by PCR was revealed to be 27.2% and 18.9% inasymptomatic and symptomatic women, respectively The χ2 test shows no significant difference(p value= 0.22. Serological screening was done on all samples. The high level of IgG and IgAto C.trachomatis infection was 29.4% and 17.6%, respectively. The presence of high levels ofCRP, as a serological marker of persistence infection, was 31.8% and 34.4% in asymptomaticand symptomatic women, respectively. The high rate of CRP level in the samples indicates acuteinfections in both groups.Conclusion: Genital C.trachomatis infection is the leading cause of tubal factor infertility. Thepresent study shows that C.trachomatis infection could be present in symptomatic as well asasymptomatic women. Therefore, a screening test for C.trachomatis infection is recommended forall women who refer to gynecologic outpatient departments in Isfahan and other parts of Iran.

  5. The role of Surinamese migrants in the transmission of Chlamydia trachomatis between Paramaribo, Suriname and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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    Reinier J M Bom

    Full Text Available The large Surinamese migrant population in the Netherlands is a major risk group for urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis infection. Suriname, a former Dutch colony, also has a high prevalence of C. trachomatis. Surinamese migrants travel extensively between the Netherlands and Suriname. Our objective was to assess whether the Surinamese migrants in the Netherlands form a bridge population facilitating transmission of C. trachomatis between Suriname and the Netherlands. If so, joint prevention campaigns involving both countries might be required. Between March 2008 and July 2010, participants were recruited at clinics in Paramaribo, Suriname and in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Participants were grouped as native Surinamese, native Dutch, Surinamese migrant, Dutch migrant, or Other, based on country of residence and country of birth of the participant and of their parents. Risk behavior, such as sexual mixing between ethnic groups, was recorded and C. trachomatis positive samples were typed through multilocus sequence typing (MLST. A minimum spanning tree of samples from 426 participants showed four MLST clusters. The MLST strain distribution of Surinamese migrants differed significantly from both the native Surinamese and Dutch populations, but was not an intermediate state between these two populations. Sexual mixing between the Surinamese migrants and the Dutch and Surinamese natives occurred frequently. Yet, the MLST cluster distribution did not differ significantly between participants who mixed and those who did not. Sexual mixing occurred between Surinamese migrants in Amsterdam and the native populations of Suriname and the Netherlands. These migrants, however, did not seem to form an effective bridge population for C. trachomatis transmission between the native populations. Although our data do not seem to justify the need for joint campaigns to reduce the transmission of C. trachomatis strains between both countries, intensified preventive

  6. EL ESTADO UNITARIO DESCENTRALIZADO: UNA CRÍTICA DEL ENFOQUE CONSTITUCIONAL COLOMBIANO

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    Jorge Armando Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available Este articulo argüye que la Constitución colombiana de 1991 no contiene mecanismos apropiados para articular las dimensiones unitarias y descentralizadas del Estado. Esta circunstancia afecta adversamente la democracia y obstaculiza el logro de los fines últimos del Estado. El bicameralismo puede servir de vehículo para garantizar el balance de poderes nacionales y territoriales. El artículo muestra que con las reglas de juego actuales difícilmente cabe esperar que el Congreso Colombiano cumpla el papel de fomentar la cooperación para gobernar entre las mayorias y las minorias, espacialmente definidas. Se argüye que la Constitución de 1991 exhibe serias deficiencias de concepción que hacen improbable un tránsito sin traumatismos hacia un Estado Regional, al margen de si la idea de Estado Regional es o no una buena idea.

  7. Conflicto armado colombiano, estado mínimo y utopías

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    Boris Salazar

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    Full Text Available Se recurre al enfoque de Robert Nozick (Anarquía, Estado y Utopía, para analizar la situación actual del Estado colombianos. Nozick se basa en la teoría económica para representar a los grupo como competidores en un mercado que vende protección y que resulta, de manera contraintuitiva, en un monopolio. En Colombia, muchos sienten que las cuestiones de vida o muerte no pasan por el Estado y que han de atenerse a la oferta de protección de distintas agencias armadas para intentar, mediantes ensayos e interacciones con ellas y con el Estado, cierto orden social local. El artículo propone alternativas conjeturables sobre el tipo de arden que podría resultado de confrontaciones violentas no ajenas a la utopía.

  8. Multi locus sequence typing of Chlamydiales: clonal groupings within the obligate intracellular bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis

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    Langerak Ankie A

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The obligate intracellular growing bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis causes diseases like trachoma, urogenital infection and lymphogranuloma venereum with severe morbidity. Several serovars and genotypes have been identified, but these could not be linked to clinical disease or outcome. The related Chlamydophila pneumoniae, of which no subtypes are recognized, causes respiratory infections worldwide. We developed a multi locus sequence typing (MLST scheme to understand the population genetic structure and diversity of these species and to evaluate the association between genotype and disease. Results A collection of 26 strains of C. trachomatis of different serovars and clinical presentation and 18 strains of C. pneumoniae were included in the study. For comparison, sequences of C. abortus, C. psittaci, C. caviae, C. felis, C. pecorum (Chlamydophila, C. muridarum (Chlamydia and of Candidatus protochlamydia and Simkania negevensis were also included. Sequences of fragments (400 – 500 base pairs from seven housekeeping genes (enoA, fumC, gatA, gidA, hemN, hlfX, oppA were analysed. Analysis of allelic profiles by eBurst revealed three non-overlapping clonal complexes among the C. trachomatis strains, while the C. pneumoniae strains formed a single group. An UPGMA tree produced from the allelic profiles resulted in three groups of sequence types. The LGV strains grouped in a single cluster, while the urogenital strains were distributed over two separated groups, one consisted solely of strains with frequent occurring serovars (E, D and F. The distribution of the different serovars over the three groups was not consistent, suggesting exchange of serovar encoding ompA sequences. In one instance, exchange of fumC sequences between strains of different groups was observed. Cluster analyses of concatenated sequences of the Chlamydophila and Chlamydia species together with those of Candidatus Protochlamydia amoebophila and Simkania

  9. Multi locus sequence typing of Chlamydiales: clonal groupings within the obligate intracellular bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis.

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    Pannekoek, Yvonne; Morelli, Giovanna; Kusecek, Barica; Morré, Servaas A; Ossewaarde, Jacobus M; Langerak, Ankie A; van der Ende, Arie

    2008-02-28

    The obligate intracellular growing bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis causes diseases like trachoma, urogenital infection and lymphogranuloma venereum with severe morbidity. Several serovars and genotypes have been identified, but these could not be linked to clinical disease or outcome. The related Chlamydophila pneumoniae, of which no subtypes are recognized, causes respiratory infections worldwide. We developed a multi locus sequence typing (MLST) scheme to understand the population genetic structure and diversity of these species and to evaluate the association between genotype and disease. A collection of 26 strains of C. trachomatis of different serovars and clinical presentation and 18 strains of C. pneumoniae were included in the study. For comparison, sequences of C. abortus, C. psittaci, C. caviae, C. felis, C. pecorum (Chlamydophila), C. muridarum (Chlamydia) and of Candidatus protochlamydia and Simkania negevensis were also included. Sequences of fragments (400 - 500 base pairs) from seven housekeeping genes (enoA, fumC, gatA, gidA, hemN, hlfX, oppA) were analysed. Analysis of allelic profiles by eBurst revealed three non-overlapping clonal complexes among the C. trachomatis strains, while the C. pneumoniae strains formed a single group. An UPGMA tree produced from the allelic profiles resulted in three groups of sequence types. The LGV strains grouped in a single cluster, while the urogenital strains were distributed over two separated groups, one consisted solely of strains with frequent occurring serovars (E, D and F). The distribution of the different serovars over the three groups was not consistent, suggesting exchange of serovar encoding ompA sequences. In one instance, exchange of fumC sequences between strains of different groups was observed. Cluster analyses of concatenated sequences of the Chlamydophila and Chlamydia species together with those of Candidatus Protochlamydia amoebophila and Simkania negevensis resulted in a tree identical to that

  10. Los mapuches: cambio social y asimilación de una sociedad sin Estado

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    Juan Pacheco Rivas

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    Full Text Available El actual conflicto del pueblo mapuche con el estado de Chile comprende dimensiones complejas y estructurales. La imposición de un dominio territorial del Estado llevó a la condición de pobreza, reducción y transformación social de una sociedad. La transformación estructural puede ser vista como un mecanismo de resistencia y adaptación de sus instituciones sociales. A aquellas estructuras es lo que se pueden denominar estructuras de transición. Así las actuales condiciones políticas entre Estado y pueblo mapuche pueden ser vistas como una estructura que se mantiene para evitar el término de una cultura.

  11. Marx y la teoría económica actual.

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    Cataño, José Félix

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    Si tal es el estado actual del paradigma central de la teoría económica en este artículo nos proponemos cómo se sitúa el marxismo frente a este problema y terminaremos mostrando que la propuesta monetaria puede ser una salida exitosa a los problemas analíticos tanto de la ortodoxa como del marxismo tradicional.

  12. Evolución y tendencias actuales de los Web crawlers

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    Fernando Iván Camargo Sarmiento

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    crawlers, los cuales por la misma dinámica de la información, deben mejorarse constantemente en busca de algoritmos más eficientes. Este documento presenta el estado actual de los algoritmos de rastreo de la Web, sus tendencias, avances, y nuevos enfoques dentro del contexto de la dinámica de las redes sociales.

  13. The prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among Saudi women attending the infertility clinic in Central Saudi Arabia.

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    Alfarraj, Dunia A; Somily, Ali M; Alssum, Rasheed M; Abotalib, Zeinab M; El-Sayed, Amal A; Al-Mandeel, Hazim H

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    To determine the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) infection among Saudi women, its clinical presentation, and its association to infertility. This study was conducted between October 2012 and July 2013 at King Khalid University Hospital and King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Female patients aged between 19 and 46 years old with infertility problems seen at both hospitals were recruited to join the study. A separate group of female patients without infertility problems was also recruited from both hospitals to serve as controls for the study. Endocervical swabs were collected from both groups of patients, and samples were analyzed using real time polymerase chain reaction. There was a statistically significantly greater prevalence of C. trachomatis infection in infertile women (n=8, 8.0%) compared with the fertile group of women (n=1, 1.0%). The C. trachomatis infection was significantly correlated to infertility. A significant association between infertility and increased prevalence of C. trachomatis infection is shown in this study, thus, we suggest that screening for Chlamydial infection to be part of the routine investigation for infertility. 

  14. Nonactivated titanium-dioxide nanoparticles promote the growth of Chlamydia trachomatis and decrease the antimicrobial activity of silver nanoparticles.

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    Bogdanov, A; Janovák, L; Lantos, I; Endrész, V; Sebők, D; Szabó, T; Dékány, I; Deák, J; Rázga, Z; Burián, K; Virok, D P

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    Chlamydia trachomatis and herpes simplex virus (HSV) are the most prevalent bacterial and viral sexually transmitted infections. Due to the chronic nature of their infections, they are able to interact with titanium-dioxide (TiO 2 ) nanoparticles (NPs) applied as food additives or drug delivery vehicles. The aim of this study was to describe the interactions of these two prevalent pathogens with the TiO 2 NPs. Chlamydia trachomatis and HSV-2 were treated with nonactivated TiO 2 NPs, silver NPs and silver decorated TiO 2 NPs before infection of HeLa and Vero cells. Their intracellular growth was monitored by quantitative PCR. Unexpectedly, the TiO 2 NPs (100 μg ml -1 ) increased the growth of C. trachomatis by approximately fourfold, while the HSV-2 replication was not affected. Addition of TiO 2 to silver NPs decreased their antimicrobial activity against C. trachomatis up to 27·92-fold. In summary, nonactivated TiO 2 NPs could increase the replication of C. trachomatis and decrease the antimicrobial activity of silver NPs. The food industry or drug delivery use of TiO 2 NPs could enhance the growth of certain intracellular pathogens and potentially worsen disease symptoms, a feature that should be further investigated. © 2017 The Society for Applied Microbiology.

  15. Use of pooled urine samples and automated DNA isolation to achieve improved sensitivity and cost-effectiveness of large-scale testing for Chlamydia trachomatis in pregnant women.

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    Rours, G.I.J.G.; Verkooyen, R.P.; Willemse, H.F.M.; Zwaan, E.A. van der; Belkum, A. van; Groot, R. de; Verbrugh, H.A.; Ossewaarde, J.M.

    2005-01-01

    The success of large-scale screening for Chlamydia trachomatis depends on the availability of noninvasive samples, low costs, and high-quality testing. To evaluate C. trachomatis testing with pregnant women, first-void urine specimens from 750 consecutive asymptomatic pregnant women from the

  16. Prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis and coinfection with Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the United States as determined by the Aptima Trichomonas vaginalis nucleic acid amplification assay.

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    Ginocchio, C C; Chapin, K; Smith, J S; Aslanzadeh, J; Snook, J; Hill, C S; Gaydos, C A

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    Our aim was to determine Trichomonas vaginalis prevalence using the Aptima Trichomonas vaginalis assay (ATV; Gen-Probe) and the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae coinfections in U.S. women undergoing screening for C. trachomatis/N. gonorrhoeae. Discarded urogenital samples from 7,593 women (18 to 89 years old) undergoing C. trachomatis/N. gonorrhoeae screening using the Aptima Combo 2 assay (Gen-Probe) in various clinical settings were tested with ATV. Overall, T. vaginalis, C. trachomatis, and N. gonorrhoeae prevalences were 8.7%, 6.7%, and 1.7%, respectively. T. vaginalis was more prevalent than C. trachomatis or N. gonorrhoeae in all age groups except the 18- to 19-year-old group. The highest T. vaginalis prevalence was in women ≥ 40 years old (>11%), while the highest C. trachomatis prevalence (9.2%) and N. gonorrhoeae prevalence (2.2%) were in women 40 years, while C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae prevalence is lowest in that age group. Higher T. vaginalis prevalence in women of >40 years is probably attributed to the reason for testing, i.e., symptomatic status versus routine screening in younger women. Coinfections were relatively low. High T. vaginalis prevalence in all age groups suggests that women screened for C. trachomatis/N. gonorrhoeae, whether asymptomatic or symptomatic, should be screened for T. vaginalis.

  17. Time to clearance of Chlamydia trachomatis RNA and DNA after treatment in patients coinfected with Neisseria gonorrhoeae - a prospective cohort study

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    Wind, Carolien M.; Schim van der Loeff, Maarten F.; Unemo, Magnus; Schuurman, Rob; van Dam, Alje P.; de Vries, Henry J. C.

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    Performing a test of cure (TOC) could demonstrate success or failure of antimicrobial treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis infection, but recommendations for the timing of a TOC using nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) are inconsistent. We assessed time to clearance of C. trachomatis after

  18. Taquicardias supraventriculares. Estado del arte

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    Jairo Alfonso Gándara Ricardo

    2016-01-01

    El tratamiento de las taquicardias supraventriculares dependerá del estado hemodinámico del paciente, el cual definirá el requerimiento de terapia eléctrica o tratamiento médico. Se debe hacer una selección adecuada de los pacientes que requieren estudio electrofisiológico y ablación.

  19. Self-actualization and poststroke rehabilitation.

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    Couture, Mélanie; Desrosiers, Johanne; Leclerc, Gilbert

    2007-06-01

    Rehabilitation is influenced by the individual's abilities and resources and extent to which they are used. This study explored self-actualization (capacity to maximize use of one's abilities and resources) in 37 individuals attending in-patient rehabilitation following a stroke by (1) comparing the level of self-actualization of the participants to the level of self-actualization of 562 healthy community-dwelling individuals without stroke; (2) assessing changes in the level of self-actualization during rehabilitation (admission vs. discharge); and (3) exploring the relationships between self-actualization and changes in functional independence during rehabilitation, length of stay in the rehabilitation unit and change in living environment at discharge. Self-actualization was assessed with the measure of actualization of potential. The results showed that individuals with stroke had significantly lower self-actualization levels (PSelf-actualization levels remained stable during rehabilitation (P=0.07). No significant relationships were found between self-actualization and changes in functional independence (P=0.36), length of stay (P=0.82) or change in living environment (P=0.65). This study suggests that many individuals with stroke are poorly actualized and self-actualization levels do not improve during rehabilitation. Further studies are needed to explore the relationship between self-actualization and other outcome measures in poststroke rehabilitation such as depressive symptoms or social participation.

  20. The actual goals of geoethics

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    Nemec, Vaclav

    2014-05-01

    The most actual goals of geoethics have been formulated as results of the International Conference on Geoethics (October 2013) held at the geoethics birth-place Pribram (Czech Republic): In the sphere of education and public enlightenment an appropriate needed minimum know how of Earth sciences should be intensively promoted together with cultivating ethical way of thinking and acting for the sustainable well-being of the society. The actual activities of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Changes are not sustainable with the existing knowledge of the Earth sciences (as presented in the results of the 33rd and 34th International Geological Congresses). This knowledge should be incorporated into any further work of the IPCC. In the sphere of legislation in a large international co-operation following steps are needed: - to re-formulate the term of a "false alarm" and its legal consequences, - to demand very consequently the needed evaluation of existing risks, - to solve problems of rights of individuals and minorities in cases of the optimum use of mineral resources and of the optimum protection of the local population against emergency dangers and disasters; common good (well-being) must be considered as the priority when solving ethical dilemmas. The precaution principle should be applied in any decision making process. Earth scientists presenting their expert opinions are not exempted from civil, administrative or even criminal liabilities. Details must be established by national law and jurisprudence. The well known case of the L'Aquila earthquake (2009) should serve as a serious warning because of the proven misuse of geoethics for protecting top Italian seismologists responsible and sentenced for their inadequate superficial behaviour causing lot of human victims. Another recent scandal with the Himalayan fossil fraud will be also documented. A support is needed for any effort to analyze and to disclose the problems of the deformation of the contemporary

  1. Tratamiento actual de la fibromialgia

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    Begoña Dúo Uriarte

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available La fibromialgia (FM es una patología crónica de etiología desconocida que provoca dolor muscular generalizado, asociado a un mal descanso nocturno y fatiga, afectando a factores físicos, psíquicos y sociales del paciente. Dada su elevada prevalencia en la población general, que afecta al 2,4% de la población española mayor de 20 años y la complejidad de su tratamiento, exige consensos de actuación que sirvan de guía a los profesionales de la salud. En esta revisión queremos aunar los conocimientos actuales en la literatura médica, aunque hay que resaltar que diariamente multitud de estudios y referencias médicas abordan el tema con mayor o menor rigor científico. Explicaremos las diversas modalidades terapéuticas que se han descrito, basándonos en la mejor evidencia científica disponible sobre los hallazgos y recomendaciones más relevantes para el tratamiento y manejo de los pacientes con FM. No existe en la actualidad un criterio unánime para su tratamiento, ni ningún fármaco aprobado específicamente para la FM, por ello, en su tratamiento resulta fundamental el abordaje multidisciplinar basado en ejercicio físico moderado, tratamiento farmacológico y psicológico.

  2. ADAPTACIÓN DEL MODELO DE ESTADO Y DEL DERECHO NACIONAL A LA GLOBALIZACIÓN ECONÓMICA Y COMPATIBILIZACIÓN CON LA VIGENCIA DEL ESTADO SOCIAL DE DERECHO

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    Manuel Alberto Restrepo Medina

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    La globalización económica ha determinado una redefinición del papel del Estado, que de intervencionista y prestador pasa a regulador y garante de la prestación, determinando una adaptación del régimen jurídico aplicable por los Estados nacionales y propiciando la creación de un nuevo orden en el ámbito global, que pone en entredicho la capacidad actual de las organizaciones políticas de las sociedades para cumplir con los cometidos del Estado social, cuya vía de resolución parece ser la cali...

  3. Infección por Chlamydia trachomatis y papilomavirus en mujeres con alteraciones citohistológicas de cuello uterino Chlamydia trachomatis and papillomavirus infection in women with cytohistological abnormalities in uterine cervix

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    Gerardo D. Deluca

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    Full Text Available Se estudió mediante técnica de PCR la presencia de Chlamydia trachomatis y de papilomavirus humano (HPV en 189 mujeres sexualmente activas de entre 15 y 58 años de edad, con alteraciones citológicas del epitelio cérvico-uterino, provenientes de una región con alta incidencia de cáncer de cuello uterino de Argentina, y se analizaron los factores de riesgo. La prevalencia global por C. trachomatis fue de 24.9%; observándose una diferencia significativa de la prevalencia entre las mujeres de bajo nivel socio-económico (32.9% y las de nivel medio o alto (17.7%. En cuanto a la infección por HPV, la prevalencia fue de 52.9% y se pudo observar que las mujeres infectadas con C. trachomatis presentan un mayor riesgo de infección por este virus que las no infectadas (OR=2.27 / IC 95%=1.10-4.73 con una diferencia estadísticamente significativa (p=0.016.The presence of Chlamydia trachomatis and human papillomavirus (HPV was evaluated by PCR technique in 189 sexually active women, between 15 and 58 years old, with cytological abnormalities in their uterine cervical epithelium and belonging to a region of Argentina with high incidence of cervical cancer. Risk factors in relation to chlamydial infection were also analyzed. Total prevalence for C. trachomatis infection was 24.9%, but there was a significant difference between prevalence in low socio-economical level (32.9% and high or medium socio-economical level (17.7%. Total prevalence for DNA of HPV was 52.9%, but women infected with C. trachomatis showed a higher risk for viral infection than non-infected ones (OR=2.27 / CI 95%=1.10-4.73, with statistical significant difference (p=0.016.

  4. Frequency of Chlamydia trachomatis in Ureaplasma-positive healthy women attending their first prenatal visit in a community hospital in Sapporo, Japan

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    Yamazaki Tomohiro

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Although Chlamydia trachomatis is the most commonly reported pathogen that causes urogenital infection such as urethritis or cervicitis, Ureaplasma parvum and Ureaplasma urealyticum, which are commensals in the genital tract, have also now been recognized as contributors to urogenital infection. However, whether the presence of either U. parvum or U. urealyticum is related to that of C. trachomatis in the urogenital tract remains unknown. We therefore attempted to estimate by PCR the prevalence of C. trachomatis, U. parvum and U. urealyticum in endocervical samples obtained from healthy women attending their first prenatal visit in Sapporo, Japan. Methods The samples were taken from 303 apparently healthy women, and the extracted DNAs (n = 280 were used for PCR detection targeting C. trachomatis, U. parvum and U. urealyticum. Statistical analysis of the data was performed by Fisher's exact test. Results PCR detection revealed that the prevalence of C. trachomatis, U. parvum and U. urealyticum was 14.3% (40/280, 41.7% (117/280 and 8.9% (25/280, respectively. C. trachomatis ompA genotype D was most frequently identified. Surprisingly, either C. trachomatis or Ureaplasma spp. was detected in almost half of the healthy women. Mixed infection of C. trachomatis with either U. parvum or U. urealyticum was also observed in 9.2% (26/280 of the women. There was a significant association between C. trachomatis and either U. parvum (p = 0.023 or Ureaplasma total (p = 0.013, but not U. urealyticum (p = 0.275. Conclusion This study demonstrated that the presence of Ureaplasma had a significant effect on the presence of C. trachomatis in the genital tract of healthy women, suggesting that mixed infection is an important factor in bacterial pathogenesis in the genital tract.

  5. Chlamydia trachomatis in human immunodeficiency virus-infected men treated at a referral hospital for sexually transmitted diseases in the Amazonas, Brazil.

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    Jalkh, Alex Panizza; Miranda, Angelica Espinosa; Hurtado-Guerreiro, Jose Camilo; Ramos, Lorena Angelica Castano; Figliuolo, Guiseppe; Maia, Jussimara; Costa, Cintia Mara; Ramasawmy, Rajendranath; de Lima Ferreira, Luiz Carlos

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    The aim of the present study was to determine the Chlamydia trachomatis prevalence and to identify the demographic, behavioural and clinical factors associated with C. trachomatis in human immunodeficiency virus infected men. This was a cross-sectional study of C. trachomatis prevalence among human immunodeficiency virus-infected men enrolled at the Outpatient clinic of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome of the Fundação de Medicina Tropical Dr. Heitor Vieira Dourado in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. C. trachomatis deoxyribonucleic acid from urethral samples was purified and submitted to real time polymerase chain reaction to identify the presence of C. trachomatis. A total of 276 human immunodeficiency virus-infected men were included in the study. The prevalence of C. trachomatis infection was 12% (95% confidence interval 8.1%-15.7%). The mean age of the participants was 34.63 (standard deviation 10.80) years. Of the 276 human immunodeficiency virus-infected men, 93 (56.2%) had more than one sexual partner in the past year and 105 (38.0%) reported having their first sexual intercourse under the age of 15 years. Men having sex with men and bisexuals amounted to 61.2% of the studied population. A total of 71.7% had received human immunodeficiency virus diagnosis in the last three years and 55.1% were using antiretroviral therapy. Factors associated with C. trachomatis infection in the logistic model were being single (p<0.034), men having sex with men (p<0.021), and having previous sexually transmitted diseases (p<0.001). The high prevalence of C. trachomatis infection among human immunodeficiency virus-infected men highlights that screening human immunodeficiency virus-infected men for C. trachomatis, especially among men having sex with men, is paramount to control the spread of C. trachomatis infection. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.

  6. Rol del estado en los ensayos clínicos

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    Pilar Mazzetti

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La regulación de los ensayos clínicos por el Estado es un proceso en constante cambio y adecuación, cuyo reto actual consiste en salvaguardar la seguridad de los participantes y equilibrar la carga administrativa. El desarrollo y la regulación de los ensayos clínicos en los distintos países varían según la realidad, el contexto, su ejecución nacional o multinacional, condicionando que la regulación puramente nacional resulte insuficiente y se precise conocer parte de la regulación internacional. El objetivo de esta publicación es mostrar una visión global del rol de Estado en la regulación de los ensayos clínicos en distintas realidades. Para ello, se ha realizado una revisión de la regulación en la Unión Europea, Estados Unidos de Norteamérica y algunos países de Latinoamérica, para llegar finalmente al Perú. La tendencia actual en la regulación de los ensayos clínicos, se caracteriza por el incremento en los estándares de calidad, el garantizar la seguridad de los participantes, promover la transparencia, la disminución de los procesos burocráticos y el fortalecimiento de los comités de ética, en el marco de procesos democráticos abiertos, que convoquen e integren a todos los interesados en procesos dinámicos basados en el conocimiento actual y los cambios que se suceden. El reto actual es promover el desarrollo de ensayos clínicos desde el Estado (universidades, centros de investigación, institutos especializados, hospitales, etc. para los aspectos que el país necesita, incluidos medicamentos huérfanos, enfermedades prevalentes y abandonadas, y el uso terapéutico de los principios activos originarios.

  7. Rol del estado en los ensayos clínicos

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    Pilar Mazzetti

    Full Text Available La regulación de los ensayos clínicos por el Estado es un proceso en constante cambio y adecuación, cuyo reto actual consiste en salvaguardar la seguridad de los participantes y equilibrar la carga administrativa. El desarrollo y la regulación de los ensayos clínicos en los distintos países varían según la realidad, el contexto, su ejecución nacional o multinacional, condicionando que la regulación puramente nacional resulte insuficiente y se precise conocer parte de la regulación internacional. El objetivo de esta publicación es mostrar una visión global del rol de Estado en la regulación de los ensayos clínicos en distintas realidades. Para ello, se ha realizado una revisión de la regulación en la Unión Europea, Estados Unidos de Norteamérica y algunos países de Latinoamérica, para llegar finalmente al Perú. La tendencia actual en la regulación de los ensayos clínicos, se caracteriza por el incremento en los estándares de calidad, el garantizar la seguridad de los participantes, promover la transparencia, la disminución de los procesos burocráticos y el fortalecimiento de los comités de ética, en el marco de procesos democráticos abiertos, que convoquen e integren a todos los interesados en procesos dinámicos basados en el conocimiento actual y los cambios que se suceden. El reto actual es promover el desarrollo de ensayos clínicos desde el Estado (universidades, centros de investigación, institutos especializados, hospitales, etc. para los aspectos que el país necesita, incluidos medicamentos huérfanos, enfermedades prevalentes y abandonadas, y el uso terapéutico de los principios activos originarios.

  8. Frequency of Chlamydia trachomatis among male patients with urethritis in northeast of Iran detected by polymerase chain reaction

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    Kiarash Ghazvini

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Planning for appropriate preventive measures against Chlamydia trachomatis, a common cause of sexually transmitted disease, requires knowledge of prevalence of infection so that interventions can be targeted in a cost-effective manner. This study was performed on 178 male patients presenting with urethritis in the Mashhad province to determine the prevalence of chlamydial infection in Northeast Iran. A cotton swab and first voided urine specimen were collected according to standard procedures. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR tests were used for the detection of C. trachomatis in the specimens collected and the results were analyzed using SPSS program. Results showed that 10.6% of male patients in this group were infected with C. trachomatis. This study provides strong evidence that prevalence of Chlamydia in the Northeast Iran is high and suggests that Chlamydia screening as a routine part of STD investigations is highly necessary in this area.

  9. Intrauterine inoculation of minipigs with Chlamydia trachomatis during diestrus establishes a longer lasting infection compared to vaginal inoculation during estrus

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    Lorenzen, Emma; Follmann, Frank; Secher, Jan O

    2017-01-01

    Advanced animal models, such as minipigs, are needed for the development of a globally requested human Chlamydia vaccine. Previous studies have shown that vaginal inoculation of sexually mature Göttingen minipigs with Chlamydia trachomatis resulted in an infection lasting only 3-5 days. The aim...... of a C. trachomatis infection in the minipig. Targeting the upper genital tract (transcervical inoculation) resulted in a longer lasting infection (at least 7 days) compared to vaginal inoculation (3-5 days). When comparing intrauterine inoculation during estrus and diestrus, inoculation during diestrus...... resulted in a longer lasting infection (at least 10 days) compared to estrus (3-5 days). Furthermore, we found a significant C. trachomatis specific IFN-γ response in pigs inoculated during estrus correlating with the accelerated clearance of infection in these pigs. These findings suggest...

  10. Chlamydia trachomatis and chlamydial heat shock protein 60-specific antibody and cell-mediated responses predict tubal factor infertility

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    Tiitinen, A.; Surcel, H.-M.; Halttunen, M.

    2006-01-01

    BACKGROUND: To evaluate the role of Chlamydia trachomatis-induced humoral and cell-mediated immune (CMI) responses in predicting tubal factor infertility (TFI). METHODS: Blood samples were taken from 88 women with TFI and 163 control women. C. trachomatis and chlamydial heat shock protein 60 (CHSP......60)-specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies were analysed using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits. Proliferative reactivity of peripheral blood mononuclear cells was studied in vitro against Chlamydia elementary body (EB) and recombinant CHSP60 antigens. RESULTS: C. trachomatis......-specific IgG antibodies were found more frequently (43.2 versus 13.5%), and the antibody levels were higher in the TFI cases than in the controls (P cases and 58.9% of the controls (P

  11. Aerobic bacteria, Chlamydia trachomatis, Pneumocystis carinii and Cytomegalovirus as agents of severe peneumonia in small infants Bactérias aeróbias, Chlamydia trachomatis, Pneumocystis carinii e Cytomegalovirus: agentes causadores de pneumonia grave em pequenos lactentes

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    Bernardo Ejzenberg

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    Full Text Available The authors studied 58 infants hospitalized for pneumonia in a semi-intensive care unit. Age ranged from 1 complete to 6 incomplete months. The infants were sent from another hospital in 20 cases and from home in a further 38. Pulmonary involvement, which was alveolar in 46 cases and interstitial in 12, was bilateral in 31 children. The investigation was carried out prospectively on the etiological agents associated with respiratory infection to look for evidence of aerobic bacteria (blood cultures, Chlamydia trachomatis and Cytomegalovirus (serology, and Pneumocystis carinii (direct microscopy of tracheal aspirated material. The following infectious agents were diagnosed in 21 children (36.2%: Aerobic bacteria (8, Chlamydia trachomatis (5, Pneumocystis carinii (3, Cytomegalovirus (3, Cytomegalovirus and Chlamydia trachomatis (1, Aerobic bacteria and Cytomegalovirus (1. Seven cases of infection by Chlamydia trachomatis and/or Cytomegalovirus were diagnosed out of the 12 cases with pulmonary interstitial involvement.Os autores estudaram prospectivamente 58 lactentes internados por pneumonia em unidade semi-intensiva. A idade foi limitada entre 1 mês completo e 6 meses incompletos. A procedência das crianças foi de outro hospital em 20 casos e domiciliar em 38. O acometimento pulmonar era alveolar em 46 casos, intersticial em 12 e bilateral em 31 crianças. Foram pesquisados agentes etiológicos associados à infecção respiratória dos lactentes jovens: Bactérias aeróbias (Hemoculturas, Chlamydia trachomatis e Cytomegalovirus (sorologia, e Pneumocystis carinii (microscopia direta do aspirado traqueal. Foram diagnosticadas infecções em 21 crianças (36,2%: Bactérias aeróbias (8, Chlamydia trachomatis (5, Cytomegalovirus (3, Pneumocystis carinii (3, Cytomegalovirus e Chlamydia trachomatis (1, Bactéria aeróbia e Cytomegalovirus (1. Foram diagnosticadas 7 infecções por Chlamydia trachomatis e/ou Cytomegalovirus entre as 12 crianças com

  12. Comparison of the protein-coding gene content of Chlamydia trachomatis and Protochlamydia amoebophila using a Raspberry Pi computer.

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    Robson, James F; Barker, Daniel

    2015-10-13

    To demonstrate the bioinformatics capabilities of a low-cost computer, the Raspberry Pi, we present a comparison of the protein-coding gene content of two species in phylum Chlamydiae: Chlamydia trachomatis, a common sexually transmitted infection of humans, and Candidatus Protochlamydia amoebophila, a recently discovered amoebal endosymbiont. Identifying species-specific proteins and differences in protein families could provide insights into the unique phenotypes of the two species. Using a Raspberry Pi computer, sequence similarity-based protein families were predicted across the two species, C. trachomatis and P. amoebophila, and their members counted. Examples include nine multi-protein families unique to C. trachomatis, 132 multi-protein families unique to P. amoebophila and one family with multiple copies in both. Most families unique to C. trachomatis were polymorphic outer-membrane proteins. Additionally, multiple protein families lacking functional annotation were found. Predicted functional interactions suggest one of these families is involved with the exodeoxyribonuclease V complex. The Raspberry Pi computer is adequate for a comparative genomics project of this scope. The protein families unique to P. amoebophila may provide a basis for investigating the host-endosymbiont interaction. However, additional species should be included; and further laboratory research is required to identify the functions of unknown or putative proteins. Multiple outer membrane proteins were found in C. trachomatis, suggesting importance for host evasion. The tyrosine transport protein family is shared between both species, with four proteins in C. trachomatis and two in P. amoebophila. Shared protein families could provide a starting point for discovery of wide-spectrum drugs against Chlamydiae.

  13. Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in endocervical smears of sexually active women in Manaus-AM, Brazil, by PCR

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    Santos Cristina

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Chlamydia trachomatis is now one of the most prevalent bacteria found in classic sexually transmissible diseases (STD, and as such, constitutes a serious public health problem. We examined the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis, by polymerase chain reaction (PCR, in 121 sexually active women who sought treatment for STD in the Alfredo da Matta Institute of Dermatology and Venerology and the Institute of Tropical Medicine of Amazonas in Manaus, Brazil. These women were examined by a specific PCR for the chlamydial plasmid, and the nature of the amplicon was determined by restriction analysis and DNA sequencing. The PCR diagnosis revealed a prevalence of 20.7% infected women.

  14. Plasmid Negative Regulation of CPAF Expression Is Pgp4 Independent and Restricted to Invasive Chlamydia trachomatis Biovars.

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    Patton, Michael John; Chen, Chih-Yu; Yang, Chunfu; McCorrister, Stuart; Grant, Chris; Westmacott, Garrett; Yuan, Xin-Yong; Ochoa, Estela; Fariss, Robert; Whitmire, William M; Carlson, John H; Caldwell, Harlan D; McClarty, Grant

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    Chlamydia trachomatis is an obligate intracellular bacterial pathogen that causes blinding trachoma and sexually transmitted disease. C. trachomatis isolates are classified into 2 biovars-lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) and trachoma-which are distinguished biologically by their natural host cell infection tropism. LGV biovars infect macrophages and are invasive, whereas trachoma biovars infect oculo-urogenital epithelial cells and are noninvasive. The C. trachomatis plasmid is an important virulence factor in the pathogenesis of these infections. Central to its pathogenic role is the transcriptional regulatory function of the plasmid protein Pgp4, which regulates the expression of plasmid and chromosomal virulence genes. As many gene regulatory functions are post-transcriptional, we employed a comparative proteomic study of cells infected with plasmid-cured C. trachomatis serovars A and D (trachoma biovar), a L2 serovar (LGV biovar), and the L2 serovar transformed with a plasmid containing a nonsense mutation in pgp4 to more completely elucidate the effects of the plasmid on chlamydial infection biology. Our results show that the Pgp4-dependent elevations in the levels of Pgp3 and a conserved core set of chromosomally encoded proteins are remarkably similar for serovars within both C. trachomatis biovars. Conversely, we found a plasmid-dependent, Pgp4-independent, negative regulation in the expression of the chlamydial protease-like activity factor (CPAF) for the L2 serovar but not the A and D serovars. The molecular mechanism of plasmid-dependent negative regulation of CPAF expression in the LGV serovar is not understood but is likely important to understanding its macrophage infection tropism and invasive infection nature. IMPORTANCE The Chlamydia trachomatis plasmid is an important virulence factor in the pathogenesis of chlamydial infection. It is known that plasmid protein 4 (Pgp4) functions in the transcriptional regulation of the plasmid virulence protein

  15. Evaluation of urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis infections by cell culture and the polymerase chain reaction using a closed system

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    Østergaard, Lars; Traulsen, J; Birkelund, Svend

    1991-01-01

    the two test systems were compared, the overall sensitivity of the polymerase chain reaction was 96% and the specificity 94% when compared to the cell culture technique. By use of a closed system for DNA extraction and sample transfer for the polymerase chain reaction, contamination of the samples......Two hundred and fifty-four specimens from males and females consulting a clinic for sexually transmitted diseases were analyzed for genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection. Each clinical sample was tested by the cell culture technique and the polymerase chain reaction using a closed system. When...... not detect Chlamydia trachomatis after sufficient antibiotic treatment of the chlamydial infections....

  16. Evaluation of urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis infections by cell culture and the polymerase chain reaction using a closed system

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    Østergaard, Lars; Traulsen, J; Birkelund, Svend

    1993-01-01

    the two test systems were compared, the overall sensitivity of the polymerase chain reaction was 96% and the specificity 94% when compared to the cell culture technique. By use of a closed system for DNA extraction and sample transfer for the polymerase chain reaction, contamination of the samples......Two hundred and fifty-four specimens from males and females consulting a clinic for sexually transmitted diseases were analyzed for genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection. Each clinical sample was tested by the cell culture technique and the polymerase chain reaction using a closed system. When...... not detect Chlamydia trachomatis after sufficient antibiotic treatment of the chlamydial infections....

  17. Factores de riesgo y secuelas reproductivas asociados a la infección por Chlamydia trachomatis en mujeres infértiles Risk factors and reproductive sequelae associated with Chlamydia trachomatis infection in infertile women

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    Fernando Guerra-Infante

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar la información clínica y el estilo de vida sexual en dos grupos de mujeres con y sin infección por Chlamydia trachomatis que asisten a la clínica de infertilidad del Instituto Nacional de Perinatología, de la Ciudad de México. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: De febrero a noviembre de 1998, se realizó un estudio prospectivo en pacientes con diagnóstico de infertilidad. En el estudio se incluyó a pacientes con diagnóstico de infertilidad, tratados en el Instituto Nacional de Perinatologia, de la Ciudad de México, durante 1988. Las muestras endocervicales de 309 mujeres, que incluyeron a 77 con infección y a 232 sin infección, fueron examinadas para Chlamydia trachomatis, usando inmunofluorescencia directa. Los cultivos vaginales fueron obtenidos antes de iniciar el tratamiento. También se investigó la presencia de otros agentes infecciosos de transmisión sexual y la información demográfica, de conducta sexual, histórica y clínica fue recopilada de cada paciente. Los datos clínicos y ginecológicos de ambos grupos fueron comparados por ji2. La magnitud de las asociaciones fueron establecidas por razón de momios en análisis bivariados. Se realizó un análisis de regresión logística para establecer los efectos confusores en relación con los factores analizados. Las diferencias fueron consideradas estadísticamente significativas si pOBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical and sexual lifestyle characteristics associated with Chlamydia trachomatis infection among women diagnosed with infertility. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Study subjects were women with an infertility diagnosis attending the infertility clinic at the National Institute of Perinatology. Endocervical specimens from 309 women were examined for Chlamydia trachomatis using the direct immunofluorescence method. Vaginal culture samples were taken before initiating treatment. The presence of other sexually-transmitted infections was also assessed. Demographic, sexual

  18. Frequency of Chlamydia trachomatis in genital specimens: kerman city, PCR method

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    Khalili M

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: Chlamydia trachomatis (CT is an obligate intracellular bacterium that causes genital disease and the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world. The most frequent risk factors associated with chlamydial infection are related to sexual behavior, multiple partners, and inconsistent condom use. Presenting primarily as urtheritis in men and cervicitis in women, CT a major cause of chronic pelvic inflammatory disease and subsequent infertility in women, eye and lung infection in newborns and other manifestations. Identification of CT-infected patients may prevent its spread and thereby reduce the high morbidity associated with CT infections. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR is a sensitive and specific method for the detection of small quantity of bacterial DNA in clinical samples. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of C. trachomatis by PCR in genital samples from patients in the city of Kerman.Methods: A total of 130 genital samples including 64 endocervical and 66 urethral swab samples were collected by physicians. Nucleic acid was extracted from each sample using a commercial DNA extraction kit. PCR primers specific for a conserved region of the C. trachomatis omp2 gene, encoding an outer membrane protein, were used for amplification.  Results: A total of 9.2% (6.25% of cervicitis and 12.1% of urethritis of the samples were found positive for CT using this PCR method. Conclusions:  The present study shows a high prevalence of CT infection, especially in men with urethritis. Such patients should be referred to genitourinary clinics for treatment and partner notification. Given its worldwide prevalence, further CT studies on more populations are needed to assess potential public health implications of these infections.

  19. Developmental regulation of tandem promoters for the major outer membrane protein gene of Chlamydia trachomatis.

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    Stephens, R S; Wagar, E A; Edman, U

    1988-01-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis has a biphasic developmental cycle which is characterized by qualitative and quantitative changes in protein expression. The molecular mechanisms that mediate these changes are unknown. Evidence for transcriptional regulation of the chlamydial major outer membrane protein gene (omp1) was found by Northern hybridization of RNA isolated sequentially during the chlamydial developmental cycle. Early in the growth cycle a single transcript was detected, which was followed hours later in the cycle by an additional transcript. Mapping of the initiating nucleotide for each transcript suggested that this gene is regulated by differential transcription from tandem promoters. Images PMID:2448291

  20. Killing of diverse eye pathogens (Acanthamoeba spp., Fusarium solani, and Chlamydia trachomatis with alcohols.

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    Yousuf Aqeel

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    Full Text Available Blindness is caused by eye pathogens that include a free-living protist (Acanthamoeba castellanii, A. byersi, and/or other Acanthamoeba spp., a fungus (Fusarium solani, and a bacterium (Chlamydia trachomatis. Hand-eye contact is likely a contributor to the spread of these pathogens, and so hand washing with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizers (when water is not available might reduce their transmission. Recently we showed that ethanol and isopropanol in concentrations present in hand sanitizers kill walled cysts of Giardia and Entamoeba, causes of diarrhea and dysentery, respectively. The goal here was to determine whether these alcohols might kill infectious forms of representative eye pathogens (trophozoites and cysts of Acanthamoeba, conidia of F. solani, or elementary bodies of C. trachomatis.We found that treatment with 63% ethanol or 63% isopropanol kills >99% of Acanthamoeba trophozoites after 30 sec exposure, as shown by labeling with propidium iodide (PI and failure to grow in culture. In contrast, Acanthamoeba cysts, which contain cellulose fibers in their wall, are relatively more resistant to these alcohols, particularly isopropanol. Depending upon the strain tested, 80 to 99% of Acanthamoeba cysts were killed by 63% ethanol after 2 min and 95 to 99% were killed by 80% ethanol after 30 sec, as shown by PI labeling and reduced rates of excystation in vitro. Both ethanol and isopropanol (63% for 30 sec kill >99% of F. solani conidia, which have a wall of chitin and glucan fibrils, as demonstrated by PI labeling and colony counts on nutrient agar plates. Both ethanol and isopropanol (63% for 60 sec inactivate 96 to 99% of elementary bodies of C. trachomatis, which have a wall of lipopolysaccharide but lack peptidoglycan, as measured by quantitative cultures to calculate inclusion forming units.In summary, alcohols kill infectious forms of Acanthamoeba, F. solani, and C. trachomatis, although longer times and higher ethanol

  1. A Functional Core of IncA Is Required for Chlamydia trachomatis Inclusion Fusion.

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    Weber, Mary M; Noriea, Nicholas F; Bauler, Laura D; Lam, Jennifer L; Sager, Janet; Wesolowski, Jordan; Paumet, Fabienne; Hackstadt, Ted

    2016-04-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis is an obligate intracellular pathogen that is the etiological agent of a variety of human diseases, including blinding trachoma and sexually transmitted infections. Chlamydiae replicate within a membrane-bound compartment, termed an inclusion, which they extensively modify by the insertion of type III secreted proteins called Inc proteins. IncA is an inclusion membrane protein that encodes two coiled-coil domains that are homologous to eukaryotic SNARE (soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment receptor) motifs. Recent biochemical evidence suggests that a functional core, composed of SNARE-like domain 1 (SLD-1) and part of SNARE-like domain 2 (SLD-2), is required for the characteristic homotypic fusion of C. trachomatis inclusions in multiply infected cells. To verify the importance of IncA in homotypic fusion in Chlamydia, we generated an incA::bla mutant. Insertional inactivation of incA resulted in the formation of nonfusogenic inclusions, a phenotype that was completely rescued by complementation with full-length IncA. Rescue of homotypic inclusion fusion was dependent on the presence of the functional core consisting of SLD-1 and part of SLD-2. Collectively, these results confirm in vitro membrane fusion assays identifying functional domains of IncA and expand the genetic tools available for identification of chlamydia with a method for complementation of site-specific mutants. Chlamydia trachomatis replicates within a parasitophorous vacuole termed an inclusion. The chlamydial inclusions are nonfusogenic with vesicles in the endocytic pathway but, in multiply infected cells, fuse with each other to form a single large inclusion. This homotypic fusion is dependent upon the presence of a chlamydial inclusion membrane-localized protein, IncA. Specificity of membrane fusion in eukaryotic cells is regulated by SNARE (soluble N-ethylmaleimide sensitive factor attachment receptor) proteins on the cytosolic face of vesicles and target

  2. LA ESCRITURA ACADÉMICA UNIVERSITARIA: ESTADO DEL ARTE

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    Elsa María Ortiz Casallas

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta un análisis general del estado del arte sobre los estudios realizados, en el contexto internacional y nacional (Colombia, acerca de la escritura académica universitaria. Sus objetivos son establecer el estado actual del campo intelectual y proponer nuevas rutas investigativas que permitan explicar, contextualizar y comprender de mejor manera los problemas que presentan los estudiantes en relación con la escritura académica universitaria. Los documentos hallados -investigaciones y tesis- fueron examinados y analizados fundamentalmente a partir de los enfoques, las metodologías y los marcos teóricos encontrados en ellos. Los resultados del trabajo indican que, en general, la tendencia investigativa en escritura académica, en particular la universitaria, ha estado más centrada en la estrategia (De Certeau, 1996 vía regulación y disciplinamiento de las prácticas de escritura, que en la identificación y el análisis de las propias tácticas y prácticas del hacer académico escritural de estudiantes y docentes. Escasos son los trabajos que documentan las prácticas y analizan las representaciones sociales para observar qué sucede desde el campo regulado hacia la estrategia, y qué relaciones y discontinuidades se establecen entre ellos.

  3. Chlamydia trachomatis responds to heat shock, penicillin induced persistence, and IFN-gamma persistence by altering levels of the extracytoplasmic stress response protease HtrA

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    Mathews Sarah A

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Chlamydia trachomatis, an obligate intracellular human pathogen, is the most prevalent bacterial sexually transmitted infection worldwide and a leading cause of preventable blindness. HtrA is a virulence and stress response periplasmic serine protease and molecular chaperone found in many bacteria. Recombinant purified C. trachomatis HtrA has been previously shown to have both activities. This investigation examined the physiological role of Chlamydia trachomatis HtrA. Results The Chlamydia trachomatis htrA gene complemented the lethal high temperature phenotype of Escherichia coli htrA- (>42°C. HtrA levels were detected to increase by western blot and immunofluorescence during Chlamydia heat shock experiments. Confocal laser scanning microscopy revealed a likely periplasmic localisation of HtrA. During penicillin induced persistence of Chlamydia trachomatis, HtrA levels (as a ratio of LPS were initially less than control acute cultures (20 h post infection but increased to more than acute cultures at 44 h post infection. This was unlike IFN-γ persistence where lower levels of HtrA were observed, suggesting Chlamydia trachomatis IFN-γ persistence does not involve a broad stress response. Conclusion The heterologous heat shock protection for Escherichia coli, and increased HtrA during cell wall disruption via penicillin and heat shock, indicates an important role for HtrA during high protein stress conditions for Chlamydia trachomatis.

  4. Compatibility of self-actualization and anxiety.

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    Dodez, O; Zelhart, P F; Markley, R P

    1982-10-01

    Dabrowski's (1972) theory of positive disintegration argues that anxiety appears to be the dynamic of self-actualization. A study to assess this hypothesis (Wilkins, Hjelle, & Thompson, 1977) reported that self-actualization was incompatible with chronic, debilitating or neurotic anxiety. The current study further examined the empirical and conceptual relation between anxiety and self-actualization. A measure of self-actualization (the POI) and two measures of anxiety were taken from Ss (N = 126). Thirty-three items from the POI were found to be measures of anxiety and were scored negatively for self-actualization. Removal of anxiety items and rescoring of the POI yielded self-actualization measures that were related positively to anxiety test scores. The results indicate that the POI theoretically is biased against anxiety, the conclusion of Wilkins et al. is not necessary, and Dabrowski's theory remains viable.

  5. Prevalence of plasmid-bearing and plasmid-free Chlamydia trachomatis infection among women who visited obstetrics and gynecology clinics in Malaysia.

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    Yeow, Tee Cian; Wong, Won Fen; Sabet, Negar Shafiei; Sulaiman, Sofiah; Shahhosseini, Fatemeh; Tan, Grace Min Yi; Movahed, Elaheh; Looi, Chung Yeng; Shankar, Esaki M; Gupta, Rishien; Arulanandam, Bernard P; Hassan, Jamiyah; Abu Bakar, Sazaly

    2016-03-18

    The 7.5 kb cryptic plasmid of Chlamydia trachomatis has been shown to be a virulence factor in animal models, but its significance in humans still remains unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and potential involvement of the C. trachomatis cryptic plasmid in causing various clinical manifestations; including infertility, reproductive tract disintegrity, menstrual disorder, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) among genital C. trachomatis-infected patients. A total of 180 female patients of child bearing age (mean 30.9 years old, IQR:27-35) with gynecological complications and subfertility issues, who visited Obstetrics and Gynecology clinics in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia were recruited for the study. Prevalence of genital chlamydial infection among these patients was alarmingly high at 51.1% (92/180). Of the 92 chlamydia-infected patients, 93.5% (86/92) were infected with plasmid-bearing (+) C. trachomatis while the remaining 6.5% (6/92) were caused by the plasmid-free (-) variant. Our data showed that genital C. trachomatis infection was associated with infertility issues, inflammation in the reproductive tract (mucopurulent cervicitis or endometriosis), irregular menstrual cycles and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). However, no statistical significance was detected among patients with plasmid (+) versus plasmid (-) C. trachomatis infection. Interestingly, plasmid (+) C. trachomatis was detected in all patients with PCOS, and the plasmid copy numbers were significantly higher among PCOS patients, relative to non-PCOS patients. Our findings show a high incidence of C. trachomatis infection among women with infertility or gynecological problems in Malaysia. However, due to the low number of plasmid (-) C. trachomatis cases, a significant role of the plasmid in causing virulence in human requires further investigation of a larger cohort.

  6. Do host genetic traits in the bacterial sensing system play a role in the development of Chlamydia trachomatis-associated tubal pathology in subfertile women?

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    Ito James I

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In women, Chlamydia (C. trachomatis upper genital tract infection can cause distal tubal damage and occlusion, increasing the risk of tubal factor subfertility and ectopic pregnancy. Variations, like single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs, in immunologically important host genes are assumed to play a role in the course and outcome of a C. trachomatis infection. We studied whether genetic traits (carrying multiple SNPs in different genes in the bacterial sensing system are associated with an aberrant immune response and subsequently with tubal pathology following a C. trachomatis infection. The genes studied all encode for pattern recognition receptors (PRRs involved in sensing bacterial components. Methods Of 227 subfertile women, serum was available for C. trachomatis IgG antibody testing and genotyping (common versus rare allele of the PRR genes TLR9, TLR4, CD14 and CARD15/NOD2. In all women, a laparoscopy was performed to assess the grade of tubal pathology. Tubal pathology was defined as extensive peri-adnexal adhesions and/or distal occlusion of at least one tube. Results Following a C. trachomatis infection (i.e. C. trachomatis IgG positive, subfertile women carrying two or more SNPs in C. trachomatis PRR genes were at increased risk of tubal pathology compared to women carrying less than two SNPs (73% vs 33% risk. The differences were not statistically significant (P = 0.15, but a trend was observed. Conclusion Carrying multiple SNPs in C. trachomatis PRR genes tends to result in an aberrant immune response and a higher risk of tubal pathology following a C. trachomatis infection. Larger studies are needed to confirm our preliminary findings.

  7. Estados del Bienestar y globalización

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    Marta Graciela Cabeza

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available La dificultad con la que nos encontramos cuando queremos definir Estado de Bienestar es considerable, ya que es un concepto muy generalizado que se utiliza para indicar varias acciones o actitudes del Estado, entre ellas la intención de redistribución del ingreso para ayudar a los más pobres. Es por ello que en este ensayo intentaremos reflexionar sobre el concepto mismo de Estado de Bienestar para poder abordar luego su evolución y su actual crisis. También el concepto de globalización comparte las características citadas previamente ya que se usa para denominar demasiadas cosas, pero aquí lo entendemos como interconexiones económicas, sociales, culturales y políticas, las redes conformadas por todo este entramado de fenómenos sociales y los procesos que muchas veces trascienden las fronteras nacionales. El propósito es relacionar estas interconexiones y procesos con la crisis del Estado de Bienestar y su posible transformación.___________________ABSTRACT:Difficulty when we want to define Welfare State is considerable, because is a concept very generalized that is used to indicate several actions or attitudes of the State, among them the redistribution intention to help poorest. It is for that reason that in this test we will try to reflect on the same concept of Welfare State to be able to soon approach its evolution and its present crisis. Also the globalization concept shares the characteristics mentioned since it is used to denominate too many things, but we understand it here like economic, social, cultural and political interconnections, the networks conformed by all this built the framework for of social phenomena and the processes that often extend the national borders. The intention is to relate these interconnections and processes to the crisis of the Welfare State  and their possible transformation.

  8. Cytokinesis is blocked in mammalian cells transfected with Chlamydia trachomatis gene CT223

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    Weeks Sara K

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The chlamydiae alter many aspects of host cell biology, including the division process, but the molecular biology of these alterations remains poorly characterized. Chlamydial inclusion membrane proteins (Incs are likely candidates for direct interactions with host cell cytosolic proteins, as they are secreted to the inclusion membrane and exposed to the cytosol. The inc gene CT223 is one of a sequential set of orfs that encode or are predicted to encode Inc proteins. CT223p is localized to the inclusion membrane in all tested C. trachomatis serovars. Results A plasmid transfection approach was used to examine the function of the product of CT223 and other Inc proteins within uninfected mammalian cells. Fluorescence microscopy was used to demonstrate that CT223, and, to a lesser extent, adjacent inc genes, are capable of blocking host cell cytokinesis and facilitating centromere supranumeracy defects seen by others in chlamydiae-infected cells. Both phenotypes were associated with transfection of plasmids encoding the carboxy-terminal tail of CT223p, a region of the protein that is likely exposed to the cytosol in infected cells. Conclusion These studies suggest that certain Inc proteins block cytokinesis in C. trachomatis-infected cells. These results are consistent with the work of others showing chlamydial inhibition of host cell cytokinesis.

  9. Assessing a potential role of host Pannexin 1 during Chlamydia trachomatis infection.

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    Mary J McKuen

    Full Text Available Pannexin 1 (Panx1 is a plasma membrane channel glycoprotein that plays a role in innate immune response through association with the inflammasome complex. Probenecid, a classic pharmacological agent for gout, has also been used historically in combination therapy with antibiotics to prevent cellular drug efflux and has been reported to inhibit Panx1. As the inflammasome has been implicated in the progression of Chlamydia infections, and with chlamydial infections at record levels in the US, we therefore investigated whether probenecid would have a direct effect on Chlamydia trachomatis development through inhibition of Panx1. We found chlamydial development to be inhibited in a dose-dependent, yet reversible manner in the presence of probenecid. Drug treatment induced an aberrant chlamydial morphology consistent with persistent bodies. Although Panx1 was shown to localize to the chlamydial inclusion, no difference was seen in chlamydial development during infection of cells derived from wild-type and Panx1 knockout mice. Therefore, probenecid may inhibit C. trachomatis growth by an as yet unresolved mechanism.

  10. Diagnosis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis infections using antigen detection methods.

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    Stamm, W E

    1986-03-01

    Rapid antigen detection methods have great potential value in managing sexually transmitted gonococcal and chlamydial infections. Ideally, such tests should be rapid, technically simple, inexpensive, accurate, and applicable to all sites of infection commonly sampled (cervix, urethra, pharynx). For gonorrhea, the Gram stain fulfills these criteria in men with symptomatic urethritis, but lacks sensitivity when used at other sites or in asymptomatic patients. Antigen detection for gonorrhea would thus be of greatest value in 1) the diagnosis of gonococcal cervical infections in women with mucopurulent cervicitis or pelvic inflammatory disease, 2) the diagnosis of gonococcal proctitis in homosexual men, and 3) in situations requiring lengthy specimen transport. Because culture confirmation of Chlamydia trachomatis infections is not widely available, antigen detection tests could be of great value in management of these infections. Major uses include 1) confirming infection in women with cervicitis, endometritis, and pelvic inflammatory disease; 2) screening for asymptomatic infections in high risk groups of women; and 3) confirmation of Chlamydia trachomatis infections in infants and in adult males. The currently available methods for diagnosis of gonococcal and chlamydial infection by antigen detection are reviewed herein. Continued experience with antigen detection tests in well defined populations having high and low risk of gonococcal and chlamydial infection is needed to more fully determine how best to utilize these assays.

  11. Increase in sexual risk behavior and prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis among adolescents in Northern Thailand.

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    Whitehead, Sara J; Leelawiwat, Wanna; Jeeyapant, Supaporn; Chaikummao, Supaporn; Papp, John; Kilmarx, Peter H; Markowitz, Lauri E; Tappero, Jordan W; Chaowanachan, Thanyanan; Uthaivoravit, Wat; van Griensven, Frits

    2008-10-01

    Monitoring changes in adolescent sexual risk behaviors and sexually transmitted infections is critical for evaluating the effectiveness of human immunodeficiency virus and other prevention programs, but population-based data on adolescents in Thailand are limited. We report findings from 2 cross-sectional surveys conducted in 1999 and 2002 among 15-to 21-year-old vocational students. In 1999 and 2002, 1725 and 966 students, respectively, were interviewed using computer-assisted self-interview methods. Urine samples were collected and tested for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by polymerase chain reaction. From 1999 to 2002 C. trachomatis prevalence increased from 3.2% to 7.5% (P partners among both men (3.4-4.7, P = 0.01) and women (2.5-3.3, P partners among men (1.1-2.1, P use decreased significantly among women with casual partners (43%-19%, P = 0.03) but not among men (25%-31%, P = 0.31). Our study identified important increases in the prevalence of chlamydial infection and in sexual risk behaviors among Thai adolescents over a 3-year period. These findings are consistent with other studies suggesting profound social changes are changing norms of adolescent sexual behavior in Thailand, and highlight the need for adolescent sexual health services and prevention programming.

  12. The prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Australia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Lewis Dyani

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Chlamydia trachomatis is a common sexually transmitted infection in Australia. This report aims to measure the burden of chlamydia infection by systematically reviewing reports on prevalence in Australian populations. Methods Electronic databases and conference websites were searched from 1997–2011 using the terms ‘Chlamydia trachomatis’ OR ‘chlamydia’ AND ‘prevalence’ OR ‘epidemiology’ AND ‘Australia’. Reference lists were checked and researchers contacted for additional literature. Studies were categorised by setting and participants, and meta-analysis conducted to determine pooled prevalence estimates for each category. Results Seventy-six studies met the inclusion criteria for the review. There was a high level of heterogeneity between studies; however, there was a trend towards higher chlamydia prevalence in younger populations, Indigenous Australians, and those attending sexual health centres. In community or general practice settings, pooled prevalence for women Conclusions Chlamydia trachomatis infections are a significant health burden in Australia; however, accurate estimation of chlamydia prevalence in Australian sub-populations is limited by heterogeneity within surveyed populations, and variations in sampling methodologies and data reporting. There is a need for more large, population-based studies and prospective cohort studies to compliment mandatory notification data.

  13. Chlamydia trachomatis infection in infertile and pregnant women in southern Brazil

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    Deborah Beltrami Gomez

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Chlamydia trachomatis (CT is the most prevalent sexually transmitted bacterial infection, affecting mainly young, sexually active women. Untreated infection may lead to reproductive complications due to tubal damage. Infections during pregnancy may cause preterm labor, low birth weight, perinatal death, and neonatal conjunctivitis and pneumonia. There are few data on CT infection in Brazil. The aim of this study was to determine CT prevalence in infertile and pregnant women. Methods: A cross-sectional study included 77 infertile and 60 asymptomatic pregnant women. First-void urine was tested for CT using PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction. Blood samples were collected for CT IgG antibodies testing using indirect immunofluorescence. A questionnaire about medical, gynecological, and sexual history was completed by all participants. Results: We found statistically similar prevalence of PCR and IgG antibodies between the groups. There was a 61% prevalence of CT IgG antibodies in infertile women and 56.7% in pregnant women. PCR was positive in only one (1.3% infertile woman and in none pregnant women. Conclusion: There is a high prevalence of CT IgG antibody in Brazilian pregnant and infertile women, but we found a low prevalence of positive PCR in the urine samples. CT antibodies were associated with sexual behavior and smoking. Keywords: Chlamydia trachomatis, Chlamydia infections, prevalence, nucleic acid amplification techniques; infertility, female; fluorescent antibody technique

  14. Assessment of Chlamydia trachomatis prevalence by PCR and LCR in women presenting for termination of pregnancy.

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    Garland, S M; Tabrizi, S; Hallo, J; Chen, S

    2000-06-01

    To determine the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis in a patient population presenting for legal termination of pregnancy by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and ligase chain reaction (LCR), from first catch urine and self administered tampons, and comparing with the traditionally collected endocervical swab tested by both PCR and culture. Consecutive women attending for legal termination of pregnancy were screened for chlamydia by patient collected first catch urine and tampon, and physician collected endocervical swab. Of 1175 patients with complete samples, there were 33 (2.8%) in whom chlamydia was detected by two or more assays from one or more sample site. Chlamydia was detected equally well by both PCR and LCR in first catch urine (p = 0.25), tampon (p = 0.5), and endocervical swab (p = 0.5). However, both PCR and LCR were significantly better than culture of an endocervical swab (p = 0.0005) for detection of C trachomatis. The prevalence of chlamydia in patients presenting for termination of pregnancy was 2.8%. A simple efficient way of performing screening for chlamydia for women presenting for termination of pregnancy is by first catch urine or tampon, which can be tested by the highly sensitive amplification assays, PCR or LCR.

  15. Broad recruitment of mGBP family members to Chlamydia trachomatis inclusions.

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    Valesca Lindenberg

    Full Text Available Chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted pathogen, is an exquisitely adapted Gram-negative obligate intracellular bacterium. Intracellular Chlamydia trachomatis replicate in a specialized vacuole, termed inclusion, which shields the bacterium from antimicrobial immunity of the host cells and acts as a signalling interface. Previously it was shown that members of the interferon induced guanylate binding protein (mGBP family, in particular murine GBP1 and mGBP2, were found to accumulate at the bacterial inclusions, similar to previously published recruitment of GBPs to the parasitophorous vacuole of Toxoplasma gondii. Here, we provide a wide comparison of mGBPs roles within the host cell in the context of Chlamydia and Toxoplasma infection. By confocal microscopy on fixed and living infected cells we show localization of mGBP3, mGBP6, mGBP7, mGBP9, and mGBP10, in addition to mGBP1 and mGBP2, at chlamydia inclusions. In time lapse videos using GFP expressing Chlamydia we show rapid and transient dynamics of mGBP9 accumulation onto chlamydia inclusions. Taken together this study reveals a broad activation of mGBP recruitment towards Chlamydia trachomatis inclusions after infection and provides evidence for time limited action of mGBP9 at the chlamydia inclusion.

  16. Expression of TLR 2, TLR 4 and iNOS in cervical monocytes of Chlamydia trachomatis-infected women and their role in host immune response.

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    Agrawal, Tanvi; Bhengraj, Apurb R; Vats, Vikas; Salhan, Sudha; Mittal, Aruna

    2011-12-01

    To study the innate immune response -TLR2 TLR 4 and iNOS expression in female genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection. TLR 2, TLR 4, and iNOS expression was evaluated by real-time PCR in C. trachomatis-infected asymptomatic, mucopurulent cervicitis (MPC), and fertility disorders (FD) women. Expression of TLR signaling pathway genes was checked in vivo in C. trachomatis-infected cervical monocytes. Further, inos gene expression and nitric oxide release was assessed in vitro in THP-1 cell line upon chlamydial infection. TLR2, TLR4, and iNOS expression was significantly (P cervical monocytes upon chlamydial infection. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

  17. Early- and late-onset pelvic inflammatory disease among women with cervical Chlamydia trachomatis infection at the time of induced abortion--a follow-up study

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    Sørensen, Jette Led; Thranov, I; Hoff, G

    1994-01-01

    in order to detect an early- and late-onset pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). For statistical analysis survival analysis by Kaplan-Meir estimates and Mantel-Cox test were carried out. Untreated women with C. trachomatis infection at the time of abortion had a cumulative risk of 72% of developing early and....../or late PID, if observed for 24 months. This cumulative risk was significantly reduced to 8% if the C. trachomatis infection was treated at the time of the abortion. Screening for and treatment of C. trachomatis is warranted, especially in women PID after...

  18. Genomic analyses of the Chlamydia trachomatis core genome show an association between chromosomal genome, plasmid type and disease

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    Versteeg, Bart; Bruisten, Sylvia M.; Pannekoek, Yvonne; Jolley, Keith A.; Maiden, Martin C. J.; van der Ende, Arie; Harrison, Odile B.

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    Background: Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) plasmid has been shown to encode genes essential for infection. We evaluated the population structure of Ct using whole-genome sequence data (WGS). In particular, the relationship between the Ct genome, plasmid and disease was investigated. Results: WGS data

  19. Chlamydia trachomatis and invasive cervical cancer: a pooled analysis of the IARC multicentric case-control study.

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    Smith, J.S.; Bosetti, C; Munoz, N.; Herrero, R; Bosch, F.X.; Eluf-Neto, J; Meijer, C.J.L.M.; Brule, van den AJ; Franceschi, S; Peeling, RW

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    To determine whether Chlamydia trachomatis infection is consistently associated with an increased risk of invasive cervical carcinoma (ICC) after accounting for the strong effect of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, a case-control study of 1,238 cases of ICC and 1,100 control women from 7

  20. Comparison of Levels of Antibodies against Chlamydia Trachomatis in Infertile Women Due to Tubal Factors and Fertile Women

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    F Ghalmbor

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Chlamydia trachomatis infection is a common pathogen in sexual transmitted disease, but most of female patients with this infection are asymptomatic. Sequealae include pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility and ectopic pregnancy. The aim of the study was to determine the association between Chlamydia trachomatis and tubal factor infertility, if significant. Methods: This prospective, case -control study was done in April 2005-April2006. The study group consisted of 125 patients with tubal factor infertility and the control group included 125 fertile women. The level of antibodies to Chlamydia trachomatis was determined in both groups by ELIZA method. Results: Antibody to Chlamydia trachomatis was present in 29 women in the study group (23.2% and in15 women in the control group ( 12%, respectively, (P< 0.005. The mean level of antibody in both groups was 0.76 and 0.49, respectively (P<0.0005. Conclusion: The study showed that the level of antibody against Chlamydia is significantly more in tubal factor infertile women. We therefore suggest the screening of Chlamydia antibody testing is necessary for tubal factor infertility workup.

  1. Construction of physical and genetic maps of Chlamydia trachomatis serovar L2 by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis

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    Birkelund, Svend; Stephens, RS

    1992-01-01

    We constructed the physical map of Chlamydia trachomatis serovar L2 by using three restriction endonucleases, NotI (GC[GGCCGC), SgrAI (C(A/G)[CCGG(T/G)G), and Sse8387I (CCTGCA[GG), and we analyzed the fragments by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. A total of 25 restriction endonuclease sites and 13...

  2. Chlamydia trachomatis and risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3 or worse in women with persistent human papillomavirus infection

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    Jensen, Kirsten E; Thomsen, Louise T; Schmiedel, Sven

    2014-01-01

    Some studies suggest that Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) enhances cervical carcinogenesis; however, a possible confounding effect of persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection was not addressed. We examined the potential role of CT infection in the development of subsequent cervical intraepithel...... intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3 or worse (CIN3+) in women with prevalent HPV infection and in a subgroup of women with persistent HPV infection....

  3. Age and sex correlation of Chlamydia trachomatis infections evaluated by the culture technique and by an enzyme immunosorbent assay, IDEIA

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    Østergaard, Lars; Lundemose, AG; Birkelund, Svend

    1990-01-01

    tested by the tissue-culture technique, and the results were confirmed by the IDEIA (Boots-Celltech) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kit (EIA) for detection of C. trachomatis. The original smear was used for both culture and EIA. The EIA test was evaluated to have a sensitivity of 90...

  4. Razón de Estado y razones del Estado, (Decimas Conferencias Aranguren

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    Díaz, Elías

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available As against bad «reasons of state», both past and present, a number of good reasons of state are put forward here as sound demands for times to come. One of the aims we try to attain is a necessary theoretical and practical retrieval of politics along with culture and ethics in the public field. As against the prevailing untrammelled power of economics -in particular its purportedly one version, namely «scientific capitalism» and the quite lopsided globalization- it becomes mandatory to completely take into account the view-point of general interests (both national and transnational, universal; and, within that framework, legitimate individual interests, mainly those of broad social sections least endowed with bargaining leverage and resources. The ground for those good reasons of state (and reasons, too, for a civil society critically harmonized with the state lies in an ethics of enlightened values of freedom, equality and brotherhood (solidarity, as well as of such security as stems from social cohesion (a conjunction of justice and efficiency.

    Frente a la mala «Razón de Estado», del pasado y del presente, se alegan aquí algunas de las posibles y potenciales buenas razones del Estado, también como exigencias válidas para el futuro. Con ello se pretende coadyuvar a una imprescindible recuperación teórica y práctica de la política y, con ella, de la cultura y de la ética en el espacio público. Ante el actual poder omnimodo e «incontrolado» de la economía, de su versión pretendidamente única, la del «capitalismo científico» y la muy desigual «globalización», se hace necesario tomar completamente en serio la perspectiva de los intereses generales (nacionales y transnacionales, universales: y, dentro de ellos, los legítimos intereses individuales y, en especial, los de aquellos amplios sectores sociales dotados de muchos menos poderes y posibilidades. La ética de los valores ilustrados de libertad, igualdad

  5. [Human papilloma virus and Chlamydia trachomatis by number of sexual partners and time of sexual activity on university students in the Region of La Araucanía, Chile].

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    Melo, Angélica; Lagos, Nicole; Montenegro, Sonia; Orellana, Juan José; Vásquez, Ana María; Moreno, Sergio; Liempi, Sandra; Guzmán, Pablo; Fonseca-Salamanca, Flery

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    Human papilloma virus (HPV) and Chlamydia trachomatis are the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections (STIs), among teenagers and young people, with risk factors: active sex life and multiple partners. Chlamydia trachomatis infection may favor HPV infection and this, the development of cervical cancer. Both infections can lead to consequences on sexual and reproductive health. To determine frequency of HPV and C. trachomatis in asymptomatic university women less than 25 years, associating them with number of sexual partners (n°SxP) and time of sexual activity (TSxA). Material andMethods: 151 cervical samples for HPV and C. trachomatis, were processed by conventional and in real time reaction polymerase chain. HPV 21, 8%, C. trachomatis 11, 2% and co-infection (HPV/C.trachomatis), 4.6%. Aimong HPV +, 80, 6% showed high risk HPV. The n°SxP was strongly associated with HPV. Aimong young coinfected HPV/C. trachomatis, 71.4% had 3 or more PSx. Chlamydia trachomatis was more frequent (64,7%) that HPV within range of 3-5 years according to the TSxA, Discussion: A high prevalence of HPV and C. trachomatis was observed. Young women with coinfection HPV/C. trachomatis could be a high-risk group need to monitor their infections. It suggests the implementation of university programs in education, counseling and prevention in sexual health.

  6. Estado y responsabilidad pública

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    Esta tesis analiza el aspecto teórico del Estado y cuáles son los factores a través de los cuales se atribuye responsabilidad, parte de la conceptualización clásica del Estado y la Responsabilidad del mismo a partir de ella. Estas entidades tienen categorías conceptuales que pueden ser definidas multivocamente. Por ej., que se entiende por “Estado”, que implica la responsabilidad del Estado y cuáles son los mecanismos de seguridad en el Estado.

  7. Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among patients attending infertility and sexually transmitted diseases clinic (STD) in Kano, North Western Nigeria.

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    Nwankwo, E O; Sadiq, Magaji N

    2014-09-01

    Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the world with severe complications. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and possible risk factors of C. trachomatis in Kano. There is dearth of information on this subject in this locality. Urine samples, Endocervical swabs and Urethral swab were collected from consecutive patients attending the Infertility and STD clinics in Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) between June and December 2012, after administering a questionnaire by the attending physician and also obtaining an informed consent.Samples were analyzed using Diaspot Chlamydia kit, a rapid immunoassay test for the detection of genital chlamydial antigen in urinogenital samples. A total of 125 consecutive samples were collected, comprising 69 females and 56 males aged between 14 - 55 years. Twelve samples tested positive for C. trachomatis antigen giving a prevalence rate of 9.6%. The age group prevalence were as follows 25 - 29 yrs (17.1%), 20 - 24 (16.7%), 15 - 19 (12.5%), 30 - 34 (11.1%) and > 49 years (9.0%). Married patients were associated with higher infection rate than single (8.3%), and divorced patients (33.3%). A higher percentage of the patients (95.2%) were not aware of the existence of C. trachomatis infection and its complications. Previous STD exposure was associated with increased risk of Chlamydia infection. C. trachomatis infection if unchecked will continue to pose a threat to reproductive life with its established complications. Since asymptomatic cases are common in the population regular screening should be encouraged for every adult especially before commencement of marital life.

  8. ESTADODE VIDA CONSAGRADA - ESTADO SECULAR

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    Jesus Hortal

    1971-01-01

    Full Text Available O tratarmos de determinar a natureza e a essência do chamado "estado religioso", encontramo-nos com uma dificuldade inicial. O Código de Direito canônico deixa bem claro o que quer designar com esse nome: "um modo estável devida comunitária, no qual os fiéis, além dos preceitos comuns, obrigam-se a observar também os conselhos evangélicos, mediante os votos de pobreza, castidade e obediência”.

  9. Infección por Chlamydia trachomatis en mujeres cubanas en edad reproductiva Infection caused by Chlamydia trachomatis in Cuban women at reproductive age

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    Maydelín Frontela Noda

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tuvo como objetivo determinar la frecuencia y los factores asociados a la infección por Chlamydia trachomatis en mujeres cubanas en edad reproductiva. Se realizó un estudio transversal en mujeres que asistieron a consultas de ginecología, infertilidad y terminación del embarazo en Ciudad de La Habana. Se obtuvieron muestras de exudado endocervical de 224 mujeres, mediante la técnica de la reacción en cadena de la polimerasa. Adicionalmente se aplicó un cuestionario sobre algunos aspectos sociodemográficos, clínicos y de conducta sexual. Los datos se analizaron con el uso de los métodos de Chi cuadrado y razón de ventajas. La frecuencia total de la infección fue de 6,9. Hubo 6 asociaciones significativas: edad menor de 25 años (14,5, que fuera soltera (13,4; no refiriera síntomas de infección ginecológica (14,0; no tuviera antecedentes de enfermedad inflamatoria pélvica (10,1 ni de infecciones de transmisión sexual (12,3 y que hubiera tenido más de una pareja sexual en los últimos 3 meses. Se concluye que estos resultados demuestran que la infección se presenta con mayor frecuencia en las mujeres adolescentes y adultas jóvenes, solteras, asintomáticas y con conductas sexuales de riesgo.The aim of this article was to determine the frequency and factors associated with the infection caused by Chlamydia trachomatis at reproductive age. A cross-sectional study was conducted among women that visited the offices of gynecology, infertility and full pregnancy, in Havana City. Endocervical smear samples from 224 women were obtained and processed by polymerase chain reaction. A questionnaire was applied on some sociodemographic, clinical and sexual behavior aspects. Data were analyzed by the Chi square test and odds ratio. The total frequency of infection was 6.9. Six significant associations were found: age under 25 (14.5, being single (13.4, referring no symptoms of gynecological infection (14.0, having no

  10. Estados alterados de consciencia: lo que la fMRI está revelando

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    Alba Martínez López

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    Full Text Available El diagnóstico diferencial de los estados alterados de consciencia (coma, estados vegetativos y estados de mínima consciencia es complicado y puede provocar numerosas confusiones. Las técnicas de neuroimagen actuales están aportando información novedosa no sólo en el diagnóstico, sino también en ámbitos conceptuales y de rehabilitación. Revisamos aquí un estudio reciente que utiliza resonancia magnética funcional (fMRI para mostrar que el nivel de consciencia real de un paciente puede ser diferente al que indica una técnica comportamental clásica. Asimismo, se abren nuevas vías a la hora de poder establecer algún tipo de comunicación de estas personas con el medio exterior.

  11. Spontaneous pharyngeal Chlamydia trachomatis RNA clearance. A cross-sectional study followed by a cohort study of untreated STI clinic patients in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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    van Rooijen, Martijn S.; van der Loeff, Maarten F. Schim; Morré, Servaas A.; van Dam, Alje P.; Speksnijder, Arjen G. C. L.; de Vries, Henry J. C.

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    Objectives Pharyngeal Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia) might contribute to ongoing chlamydia transmission, yet data on spontaneous clearance duration are rare. We examined the prevalence, spontaneous clearance, chlamydial DNA concentration and genotypes of pharyngeal chlamydia among clinic patients

  12. Association of Chlamydia trachomatis Infection and Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Serostatus With Genital Human Papillomavirus Infection in Men: The HPV in Men Study

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    Alberts, Catharina Johanna; Schim van der Loeff, Maarten F.; Papenfuss, Mary R.; da Silva, Roberto José Carvalho; Villa, Luisa Lina; Lazcano-Ponce, Eduardo; Nyitray, Alan G.; Giuliano, Anna R.

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    Background: Studies in women indicate that some sexually transmitted infections promote human papillomavirus (HPV) persistence and carcinogenesis. Little is known about this association in men; therefore, we assessed whether Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) infection and herpes simplex virus type 2

  13. Penicillin induced persistence in Chlamydia trachomatis: high quality time lapse video analysis of the developmental cycle.

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    Rachel J Skilton

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    Full Text Available Chlamydia trachomatis is a major human pathogen with a unique obligate intracellular developmental cycle that takes place inside a modified cytoplasmic structure known as an inclusion. Following entry into a cell, the infectious elementary body (EB differentiates into a non-infectious replicative form known as a reticulate body (RB. RBs divide by binary fission and at the end of the cycle they redifferentiate into EBs. Treatment of C.trachomatis with penicillin prevents maturation of RBs which survive and enlarge to become aberrant RBs within the inclusion in a non-infective persistent state. Persistently infected individuals may be a reservoir for chlamydial infection. The C.trachomatis genome encodes the enzymes for peptidoglycan (PG biosynthesis but a PG sacculus has never been detected. This coupled to the action of penicillin is known as the chlamydial anomaly. We have applied video microscopy and quantitative DNA assays to the chlamydial developmental cycle to assess the effects of penicillin treatment and establish a framework for investigating penicillin induced chlamydial persistence.Addition of penicillin at the time of cell infection does not prevent uptake and the establishment of an inclusion. EB to RB transition occurs but bacterial cytokinesis is arrested by the second binary fission. RBs continue to enlarge but not divide in the presence of penicillin. The normal developmental cycle can be recovered by the removal of penicillin although the large, aberrant RBs do not revert to the normal smaller size but remain present to the completion of the developmental cycle. Chromosomal and plasmid DNA replication is unaffected by the addition of penicillin but the arrest of bacterial cytokinesis under these conditions results in RBs accumulating multiple copies of the genome.We have applied video time lapse microscopy to the study of the chlamydial developmental cycle. Linked with accurate measures of genome replication this provides a

  14. Subjective biological self and self-actualization.

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    Sumerlin, J R; Berretta, S A; Privette, G; Bundrick, C M

    1994-12-01

    Ginsburg, Rogers, and Maslow, humanistic theorists, have maintained that the self is an emergent characteristic of one's biological makeup. The relationship between physical self-efficacy as an appraisal of subjective biology and self-actualization was examined in a sample of 160 black and white participants. An r of .46 supports the association of subjective biology and self-actualization. Whereas there were no gender or racial differences in scores on self-actualization, men scored higher on physical self-efficacy and subscales of perceived physical ability and perceived self-presentation confidence.

  15. Inventario y estado de conservación de puya raimondii (bromeliaceae) en el departamento de moquegua, Perú

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    Montesinos, D.B.

    2014-01-01

    El presente estudio recopilatorio informa de la existencia de Puya raimondii Harms (Bromeliaceae) en cinco localidades de la provincia General Sánchez Cerro, departamento de Moquegua, Perú, donde se han reportado 6040 ejemplares de la especie. Se establece el estado actual de conservación de cada

  16. Investigaciones actuales del empleo de Allium sativum en medicina

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    Eslhey María Sánchez Dominguez

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    Full Text Available Desde tiempos ancestrales el ajo Allium sativum ha sido utilizado por sus propiedades medicinales, ampliamente conocidas. Posee múltiples efectos beneficiosos; tales como: antimicrobiano, hipolipidémico, antitrombótico, actividad antitumoral, antihipertensivo, entre otras. Los compuestos sulfurados presentes en el mismo, principalmente alicina y ajoene, constituyen los principios activos responsables de las actividades biológicas referidas. Se realizó una revisión bibliográfica empleando los recursos disponibles en la red Infomed, específicamente Ebsco, PubMed, Hinari y SciELO, a través de los cuales se accedieron a las bases de datos: Medline, Academic Search Premier, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews y MedicLatina, para revisar el estado actual de las investigaciones del ajo en medicina. Existen evidencias científicas que avalan su uso, comprobando los efectos antes referidos. En los últimos años predominan artículos que se centran en el estudio de diferentes formulaciones del ajo: extracto añejo, extracto acuoso, aceite, ajo crudo. En algunas de las referencias consultadas se reconocen limitaciones metodológicas en estas investigaciones. Es consenso que las diferentes formulaciones elaboradas a partir el ajo deben utilizarse como tratamiento complementario.

  17. A novel gel-based method for self-collection and ambient temperature postal transport of urine for PCR detection of Chlamydia trachomatis.

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    Bialasiewicz, S; Whiley, D M; Buhrer-Skinner, M; Bautista, C; Barker, K; Aitken, S; Gordon, R; Muller, R; Lambert, S B; Debattista, J; Nissen, M D; Sloots, T P

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    The aim of this study was to develop a novel urine transport method to be used in self-collection-based screening for Chlamydia trachomatis. The method needed to be suitable for C trachomatis PCR detection, be economical and suitable for transport by standard envelope mailing. An anhydrous gel composed of super-absorbent polymer and buffering agent was used to desiccate urine into a dry granulous state, which could subsequently be reconstituted upon arrival at a laboratory. DNA was then extracted from the reconstituted solution using the Roche MagNA Pure protocol for the detection of C trachomatis by PCR. Collections of urine specimens from three populations with widely differing chlamydia prevalence (100%,n = 56; 47%, n = 70; 3%, n = 97) were used. We determined the gel method's impact on C trachomatis PCR sensitivity and specificity using neat and gel-processed urine specimens. An equine herpes virus PCR was used to test for assay inhibition. Overall, the sensitivity of the gel-based method ranged from 94.6-100% compared with neat urine, with a specificity of 100%. No PCR inhibition or decrease in analytical sensitivity was observed using the gel-processed extracts. The gel-based method was found to be suitable for the detection of C trachomatis by PCR. In addition, its ease of use, effectiveness at ambient temperature and low cost makes it well-suited for self-collection kits used in population-based C trachomatis screening, particularly for geographically and socially isolated individuals.

  18. Tolerance for ambiguity and self-actualization.

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    Foxman, P

    1976-02-01

    This study was designed to test the hypothesis, implicit in several areas of previous research, that high tolerance for ambiguity is a cognitive style which reflects high levels of underlying psychological health. Using Self-Actualization scores on the Tennessee Self Concept Scale, 36 adult subjects were defined as relatively high or low in self-actualization with equal numbers of males and females in each group. All subjects then performed individually on the Rorschach test and the Rorschach protocols were rated reliably for degree of tolerance for ambiguity. It was found that regardless of sex the high self-actualization group exhibited a significantly higher level of tolerance for ambiguity than the low self-actualization group. The finding was interpreted as confirmation of the study's hypothesis.

  19. Marijuana, alcohol and actual driving performance

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    The purpose of this study was to empirically determine the separate and combined effects of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and alcohol on actual driving performance. This was the first study ever in which the drugs' combined effects were measured...

  20. Self-Actualization, Liberalism, and Humanistic Education.

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    Porter, Charles Mack

    1979-01-01

    The relationship between personality factors and political orientation has long been of interest to psychologists. This study tests the hypothesis that there is no significant relationship between self-actualization and liberalism-conservatism. The hypothesis is supported. (Author)

  1. Las neurosis actuales y las psicosis ordinarias

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    El trabajo tiene por finalidad poner en tensión las categorías de psicosis ordinaria y neurosis actuales. En primer lugar, se procede a examinar ambas categorías para luego establecer sus puntos de coincidencia y disidencia. Se concluye que la categoría de neurosis actual propuesta por Freud, es una posible expresión de lo que en la actualidad se llama psicosis ordinaria.

  2. Prevalence of specific IGM due to toxoplasma, rubella, CMV and c.trachomatis infections during pregnancy

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    Full Text Available One hundred and seventy five apparently normal asymptomatic pregnant women were studied prospectively and 247 women with different complications of pregnancy were screened at the time of delivery for infections like Chlamydia trachomatis, Toxoplasma, Rubella and cytomegalovirus (CMV. One hundred and forty two women with normal outcome of pregnancy served as controls. Specific IgM due to these agents were determined in the sera using commercial diagnostic kits. Results of the study showed that chlamydial infection was the most prevalent (29.8% followed by Toxoplasmosis (13.1, Rubella (6.5% and CMV (5.8%. Adverse outcome was seen among those seropositive for Chlamydia, Toxoplasmosis and Rubella. CMV showed no association with adverse outcome of pregnancy. Since Chlamydia and Toxoplasmosis are amenable to treatment with antibiotics, screening for these infections and appropriate treatment would improve outcome of pregnancy.

  3. El amparo constitucional. Doctrina y problemas actuales. La admisibilidad del recurso

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    Hernández Ramos, Mario

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    El presenta artículo desarrolla el tema del amparo constitucional abordando los siguientes puntos relacionados con la doctrina y los problemas más actuales, así como la admisibilidad del recurso del amparo: Aspectos introductorios. El recurso de amparo y el trámite de admisión. 1) Estado de la cuestión y diagnóstico de la situación. 1.1) La situación en cifras. 2) Causas de la avalancha de recursos de amparo y acumulación de asuntos ante el tribunal constitucional. 2.1) Causas de origen legis...

  4. La locatio-conductio en Roma y su régimen actual

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    En este trabajo se aborda el desarrollo de una figura importante como es la locatio conductio (o, como podemos denominar hoy en día, arrendamiento) tanto en tiempos pasados como en nuestra época actual. Pudiendo dar una definición de esta figura de manera amplia como la prestación del uso o uso y disfrute de una cosa, así como la prestación de una obra o trabajo a cambio de una remuneración o renta, se puede afirmar que esta práctica ha estado siempre presente en nuestra sociedad, de menor a ...

  5. Cementos de escorias activadas alcalinamente: Situación actual y perspectivas de futuro

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    Full Text Available The paper presents the state of the art in cements and concretes with alkaline-activated slag. Characteristics and properties of these materials are given. Special emphasis is made on those scientific and technical aspects which remain unsolved and which, therefore, call for further research.

    Se presenta el estado del conocimiento actual de los cementos y hormigones de escorias activadas alcalinamente, detallándose las características y propiedades de los citados materiales. Se incide especialmente en aquellos aspectos de carácter científico y técnico que permanecen sin resolver y que, por tanto, precisan nuevas investigaciones.

  6. Observaciones sobre la predicción de sismos: Una visión actual

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    Tapia-Hernandez, Edgar

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    El presente artículo estudia la factibilidad de efectuar predicciones de sismos, así como el estado actual de los estudios relacionados con sustento científico. El artículo centra su atención en métodos basados en precursores físicos que consideran observaciones directas, métodos basados en patrones estadísticos, catálogos históricos para establecer los requisitos mínimos que deben considerarse para identificar métodos objetivos para la predicción de sismos. El artículo discute distribuciones...

  7. Chlamydia trachomatis cervical infection: prevalence and determinants among women presenting for routine gynecologic examination.

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    Massé, R; Laperrière, H; Rousseau, H; Lefebvre, J; Remis, R S

    1991-10-15

    To determine the prevalence of and risk indicators for Chlamydia trachomatis cervical infection among women presenting for a periodic medical examination. Prevalence study. Centre local de services communautaires (CLSC) Saint-Louis du Parc, Montreal. All women presenting for a routine gynecologic examination from May 1985 to July 1986. Of the 773 (99%) who agreed to participate 56 were excluded because of inadequate diagnostic tests (34), antibiotic intake in the preceding 6 weeks (19) or loss to follow-up after the initial visit (3). Culture was the diagnostic standard, but rapid diagnostic tests were also used. From the identified cases logistic regression analysis was used to evaluate the following risk indicators: age, place of residence, use of oral contraceptives, sexual partners and frequency, history of sexually transmitted disease (STD) and abnormalities found on genital examination. Fifty-one of the women were found to have C. trachomatis infection, for a prevalence rate of 7.1%; 32 (63%) were completely asymptomatic. Three independent indicators were found: age of 25 years or less (odds ratio [OR] 3.2, 95% confidence limits [CL] 1.8 and 5.9), cervical erythema, contact bleeding or mucopurulent exudate (OR 2.5, 95% CL 1.4 and 4.5) and residency in the CLSC area (OR 2.3, 95% CL 1.1 and 5.1). A history of STD or vaginitis had a significant protective effect in women 30 years of age or more (OR 0.2). Case-finding for chlamydial infection could be an effective public health measure among women 25 years of age or less and among those with signs of cervicitis when they present for a Papanicolaou test.

  8. Nationwide surveillance of the antimicrobial susceptibility of Chlamydia trachomatis from male urethritis in Japan.

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    Takahashi, Satoshi; Hamasuna, Ryoichi; Yasuda, Mitsuru; Ishikawa, Kiyohito; Hayami, Hiroshi; Uehara, Shinya; Yamamoto, Shingo; Minamitani, Shinichi; Kadota, Junichi; Iwata, Satoshi; Kaku, Mitsuo; Watanabe, Akira; Sato, Junko; Hanaki, Hideaki; Masumori, Naoya; Kiyota, Hiroshi; Egawa, Shin; Tanaka, Kazushi; Arakawa, Soichi; Fujisawa, Masato; Kumon, Hiromi; Wada, Koichiro; Kobayashi, Kanao; Matsubara, Akio; Matsumoto, Tetsuro; Eto, Masatoshi; Tatsugami, Katsunori; Kuroiwa, Kentaro; Ito, Kenji; Hosobe, Takahide; Hirayama, Hideo; Narita, Harunori; Yamaguchi, Takamasa; Ito, Shin; Sumii, Toru; Kawai, Shuichi; Kanokogi, Mototsugu; Kawano, Hiromi; Chokyu, Hirofumi; Uno, Satoshi; Monden, Koichi; Kaji, Shinichi; Kawahara, Motoshi; Takayama, Kazuo; Ito, Masayasu; Yoshioka, Masaru; Kano, Motonori; Konishi, Takatoshi; Kadena, Hitoshi; Nishi, Shohei; Nishimura, Hirofumi; Yamauchi, Takamine; Maeda, Shinichi; Horie, Masanobu; Ihara, Hideari; Matsumura, Masaru; Shirane, Takeshi; Takeyama, Koh; Akiyama, Kikuo; Takahashi, Koichi; Ikuyama, Toshihiro; Inatomi, Hisato; Yoh, Mutsumasa

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    Genital chlamydial infection is a principal sexually transmitted infection worldwide. Chlamydia trachomatis can cause male urethritis, acute epididymitis, cervicitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease as sexually transmitted infections. Fortunately, homotypic resistant C. trachomatis strains have not been isolated to date; however, several studies have reported the isolation of heterotypic resistant strains from patients. In this surveillance study, clinical urethral discharge specimens were collected from patients with urethritis in 51 hospitals and clinics in 2009 and 38 in 2012. Based on serial cultures, the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) could be determined for 19 isolates in 2009 and 39 in 2012. In 2009 and 2012, the MICs (MIC90) of ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, tosufloxacin, sitafloxacin, doxycycline, minocycline, erythromycin, clarithromycin, and azithromycin were 2 μg/ml and 1 μg/ml, 0.5 μg/ml and 0.5 μg/ml, 0.125 μg/ml and 0.125 μg/ml, 0.063 μg/ml and 0.063 μg/ml, 0.125 μg/ml and 0.125 μg/ml, 0.125 μg/ml and 0.125 μg/ml, 0.016 μg/ml and 0.016 μg/ml, and 0.063 μg/ml and 0.063 μg/ml, respectively. In summary, this surveillance project did not identify any resistant strain against fluoroquinolone, tetracycline, or macrolide agents in Japan. Copyright © 2016 Japanese Society of Chemotherapy and The Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Propuestas de instrumentos jurídicos alternativos contra la competencia fiscal perniciosa entre estados

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    Marulanda Otálvaro, Hugo

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    Ante un contexto de globalización económica como el actual, caracterizado por la libre circulación de bienes y servicios, los empresarios se ven cada vez más forzados a ser competitivos tanto en precio como en calidad, primando el primer factor en el actual modelo económico mundial de escasez de recursos económicos generado por las crisis económicas de orden mundial de diferentes Estados. Por este motivo, los operadores económicos buscan, ante todo, ser más eficientes con sus recursos e inver...

  10. ESTADO DE LAS NORMAS INTERNACIONALES EMITIDAS POR LA JUNTA DE NORMAS INTERNACIONALES DE CONTABILIDAD

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    Vílchez Olivares, Percy Antonio

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    El presente artículo presenta el nuevo esquema contable internacional de la Junta de Normas Internacionales de Contabilidad, su historia, estructura actual, objetivos y el estado actual del marco normativo de las Normas Internacionales de Contabilidad. Con la vigencia Ley General de Sociedades Ley N.° 26887 de 1997, el Perú adoptó en forma legal las Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera (antes Normas Internacionales de Contabilidad), para su aplicación obligatoria en la preparación...

  11. The actual technological progress of NPPs

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    Florescu, Gheorghe; Popa, Adrian; Panaitescu, Valeriu

    2010-01-01

    The actual nuclear R and D issues require new technologies and continuous progress in order to find adequate and effective solutions in sustained and increasing energy demand. The current tendency in energy consumption and occurring of large consumers, especially from Asian countries, imposes finding new means for energy clean, large scale and sustained production. NPPs reliability and availability were permanently monitored and improved; in the mean time the safety of the nuclear energy production was under surveillance. Corresponding development of the new technologies and discovery of improved materials and adequate technological processes offers the possibilities for appropriate implementation and use of them in the NPPs systems configuration and functioning/operation. The modern technologies and scientific discoveries, also the international cooperation, offer the opportunities to brake the actual barriers in order to cumulate and use advanced energy production processes in finding new energy sources and to build improved, reliable and safety power plants. The monitoring systems, intelligent sensors and intelligent SSCs, nanotechnologies and and modern and intelligent materials constitute the main reasons in improvement of the NPPs systems configuration and processes. The paper presents: - The state of the art in the level of actual and useful technologies for nuclear power systems development; - The actual technological limits that need to be over passed for NPPs systems improvements; - The main systems that need improvement and reconfiguration for actual NPPs development and increase in efficient operation, appropriate availability and total safety; - The actual energy production issues; - The key arguments in sustaining the R and D new NPPs systems development; - Future trends in NPPs development; - The limitations in industrial processes knowledge and use. Appropriate R and D in the field of NPPs systems has a specific characteristic that is highlighted in

  12. Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in blood samples as a diagnostic method for complicated and persistent forms of urogenital chlamydia infections

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    Full Text Available Goal: the study of the effectiveness of the method for laboratory diagnostics of urogenital chlamydial infection in patients with chronic form of the disease. Material and methods. The presence of DNAof C. trachomatis was detected by PCR in either genital or extragenital (blood sites in eighth patients (four men and four women. Results. It is established that in biological material taken from extragenital (blood sites, C. trachomatis was detected in all patients examined (in 100% of cases, while in clinical samples obtained from genital sites, in seven patients only (87.5%. Conclusion. We found that specific chlamydial DNAcan be detected in extragenital (blood site, despite the negative reaction in the clinical material from the genital tract of patients with genital chlamydial infection.

  13. [Chlamydia trachomatis infection in mother and child; the importance of a complete history and efficient interdisciplinary communication].

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    Naafs, Jolanda C; Kleinhout, Mirjam Y

    2016-01-01

    General practitioners and paediatricians are frequently confronted with coughing infants. The age of the infant, the history of both mother and child, as well as the current maternal condition may provide important diagnostic information. A 4-week-old male infant was referred to the paediatrician with a persistent cough. He was admitted to hospital with dyspnoea and need for supplemental oxygen. Meanwhile, his mother was admitted with unexplained abdominal pain and elevated laboratory inflammation markers. Her history revealed an ectopic pregnancy. The infant's condition, for which the initial differential diagnosis was viral bronchiolitis or whooping cough, deteriorated. His medical history revealed a purulent conjunctivitis. Chlamydia trachomatis PCR turned out to be positive in both mother and child. C. trachomatis pneumonia is a common, yet often overlooked cause of cough in infants. This clinical lesson emphasises the importance of a complete history and efficient communication between medical specialists.

  14. Intramuscular Priming and Intranasal Boosting Induce Strong Genital Immunity Through Secretory IgA in Minipigs Infected with Chlamydia trachomatis

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    Lorenzen, Emma; Follmann, Frank; Bøje, Sarah

    2015-01-01

    International efforts in developing a vaccine against Chlamydia trachomatis have highlighted the need for novel immunization strategies for the induction of genital immunity. In this study, we evaluated an intramuscular (IM) prime/intranasal boost vaccination strategy in a Göttingen Minipig model...... with a reproductive system very similar to humans. The vaccine was composed of C. trachomatis subunit antigens formulated in the Th1/Th17 promoting CAF01 adjuvant. IM priming immunizations with CAF01 induced a significant cell-mediated interferon gamma and interleukin 17A response and a significant systemic high......-titered neutralizing IgG response. Following genital challenge, intranasally boosted groups mounted an accelerated, highly significant genital IgA response that correlated with enhanced bacterial clearance on day 3 post infection. By detecting antigen-specific secretory component (SC), we showed that the genital Ig...

  15. El español y las políticas lingüísticas en Estados Unidos: el caso de los Estados fronterizos con México

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    LILIÁN PAOLA TORRENTE PATERNINA

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    Full Text Available Se realizó una consulta bibliográfica sobre la situación actual de las políticas educativas y lingüísticas relacionadas con la enseñanza bilingüe en los estados fronterizos de Estados Unidos con México. Se describe la inexistente, pero implícita política lingüística federal en los Estados Unidos de América, sus políticas ad hoc sobre educación bilingüe y, en especial, la situación actual del español en los estados fronterizos con México y sus legislaciones al respecto, ya que el creciente sentimiento anti-inmigrante existente en estos estados se ve reflejado en las políticas de restricción del uso del español y otros idiomas diferentes del inglés, lo cual constituye una profunda contradicción si se tiene en cuenta el origen histórico de esta región.

  16. Corporatismo: el estado de la cuestión

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    Full Text Available Se analizan las diferentes posturas acerca del debate que en torno al corporativismo se realiza en los países occidentales desarrollados. El debate en torno al corporativismo, según el autor, se centra principalmente en las políticas de concertación surgidas despúes de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Se evalúa la principal bibliografía sobre el tema publicada en Inglaterra, Francia, Italia, Portugal, España y Estados Unidos desde 1974 hasta 1985, y se organiza en torno a los siguientes temas principales : los orígenes sociales del corporativismo ; definciones y tipos de corporativismo; causas y condiciones de las tendencias actuales del corporativismo; corporativismo, estado y democracia ; la inestabilidad del corporativismo. Un visión liberal del concepto lo ve como un intento de aproximación racional a la resolución de conflictos sociales y contradicciones existentes entre los diversos grupos de interés. Un punto de vista más radical del corporativismo señala el modo mediante el cual el capitalismo avanzado garantiza su estabilidad mediante la subordinación de las clases sociales a los "contratos sociales corporativos". Según el autor, se puede concluir que el "corporativismo" es una amplia tendencia a través de la cual la desigualdad social y los conflictos sociales se articulan en las sociedades avanzadas capitalistas.

  17. Grupos étnicos de Sonora: territorios y condiciones actuales de vida y rezago

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    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se ofrece una caracterización breve de los territorios y condiciones en que viven los gru - pos indígenas que habitan en el estado de Sonora, a partir de su historia. Además, se plasma su situación actual en indica - dores territoriales, demográficos, actividades económicas, educación, vivienda, salud y rezago social. En Sonora hay nueve grupos étnicos, integrados por alrededor de 138 mil personas, lo que representa 5.2 por ciento de la población total de la entidad. En conjunto, poseen 5.8 por ciento de la superficie estatal, aunque en áreas desérticas, montañosas, de difícil acceso y, en algunos casos, la comparten con gente no indígena. Ochenta por ciento de estos grupos vive en comunidades rurales, por lo general alejadas de los centros urbanos, con acceso insuficiente a la educación y a los ser - vicios médicos, con fuentes de trabajo de bajo perfil y paga, viviendas pequeñas con pocos bienes y carentes de electricidad, drenaje y agua potable de calidad. Los indicadores analizados confirman el estado de marginación, vulnerabilidad y fragilidad de este sector de la población, y marcan la necesidad urgente de apoyo real de parte del Estado.

  18. Approach to discover T- and B-cell antigens of intracellular pathogens applied to the design of Chlamydia trachomatis vaccines

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    Finco, Oretta; Frigimelica, Elisabetta; Buricchi, Francesca; Petracca, Roberto; Galli, Giuliano; Faenzi, Elisa; Meoni, Eva; Bonci, Alessandra; Agnusdei, Mauro; Nardelli, Filomena; Bartolini, Erika; Scarselli, Maria; Caproni, Elena; Laera, Donatello; Zedda, Luisanna; Skibinski, David; Giovinazzi, Serena; Bastone, Riccardo; Ianni, Elvira; Cevenini, Roberto; Grandi, Guido; Grifantini, Renata

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    Natural immunity against obligate and/or facultative intracellular pathogens is usually mediated by both humoral and cellular immunity. The identification of those antigens stimulating both arms of the immune system is instrumental for vaccine discovery. Although high-throughput technologies have been applied for the discovery of antibody-inducing antigens, few examples of their application for T-cell antigens have been reported. We describe how the compilation of the immunome, here defined as the pool of immunogenic antigens inducing T- and B-cell responses in vivo, can lead to vaccine candidates against Chlamydia trachomatis. We selected 120 C. trachomatis proteins and assessed their immunogenicity using two parallel high-throughput approaches. Protein arrays were generated and screened with sera from C. trachomatis-infected patients to identify antibody-inducing antigens. Splenocytes from C. trachomatis-infected mice were stimulated with 79 proteins, and the frequency of antigen-specific CD4+/IFN-γ+ T cells was analyzed by flow cytometry. We identified 21 antibody-inducing antigens, 16 CD4+/IFN-γ+–inducing antigens, and five antigens eliciting both types of responses. Assessment of their protective activity in a mouse model of Chlamydia muridarum lung infection led to the identification of seven antigens conferring partial protection when administered with LTK63/CpG adjuvant. Protection was largely the result of cellular immunity as assessed by CD4+ T-cell depletion. The seven antigens provided robust additive protection when combined in four-antigen combinations. This study paves the way for the development of an effective anti-Chlamydia vaccine and provides a general approach for the discovery of vaccines against other intracellular pathogens. PMID:21628568

  19. Chlamydia trachomatis genotypes in a cross-sectional study of urogenital samples from remote Northern and Central Australia.

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    Giffard, Philip M; Brenner, Nicole C; Tabrizi, Sepehr N; Garland, Suzanne M; Holt, Deborah C; Andersson, Patiyan; Lilliebridge, Rachael A; Tong, Steven Y C; Karimi, Mahdad; Boylan, Prudence; Ryder, Nathan; Johns, Tracy; Singh, Gurmeet

    2016-01-06

    The objective was to determine the frequency of trachoma genotypes of Chlamydia trachomatis-positive urogenital tract (UGT) specimens from remote areas of the Australian Northern Territory (NT). The setting was analysis of remnants of C. trachomatis positive primarily UGT specimens obtained in the course of clinical practice. The specimens were obtained from two pathology service providers. From 3356 C. trachomatis specimens collected during May 2012-April 2013, 439 were selected for genotyping, with a focus on specimens from postpubescent patients, in remote Aboriginal communities where ocular trachoma is potentially present. The primary outcome measure was the proportion of successfully genotyped UGT specimens that were trachoma genotypes. The secondary outcome measures were the distribution of genotypes, and the frequencies of different classes of specimens able to be genotyped. Zero of 217 successfully genotyped UGT specimens yielded trachoma genotypes (95% CI for frequency=0-0.017). For UGT specimens, the genotypes were E (41%), F (22%), D (21%) and K (7%), with J, H and G and mixed genotypes each at 1-4%. Four of the five genotyped eye swabs yielded trachoma genotype Ba, and the other genotype J. Two hundred twenty-two specimens (50.6%) were successfully genotyped. Urine specimens were less likely to be typable than vaginal swabs (pinfections in young children in areas where trachoma genotypes may continue to circulate, and continued surveillance of UGT C. trachomatis genotypes. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://www.bmj.com/company/products-services/rights-and-licensing/

  20. Evaluation of single whole inclusion serum test for IgG antibody to Chlamydia trachomatis in asymptomatic women.

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    Meyer, M P; Amortegui, A J

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    IgG antibody titres against Chlamydia trachomatis were measured using a whole inclusion assay (Electro-Nucleonics Laboratories, Bethesda, Maryland, USA) in single serum samples of patients who presented for termination of pregnancy with evidence of infection with this organism (case group) and of 30 women with no evidence of infection (control group). Case and control patients were matched for age, race, marital status, history of sexually transmitted diseases, number of lifetime sexual partn...

  1. Evaluation of screening for Chlamydia trachomatis among young women in primary health care services in Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil.

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    Neves, Dária; Sabidó, Meritxell; Bôtto-Menezes, Camila; Benzaken, Nina Schwartz; Jardim, Lucília; Ferreira, Cynthia; Leturiondo, André; Santos, Camila Gurgel Dos; Benzaken, Adele Schwartz

    2016-10-20

    Screening for Chlamydia trachomatis is not routinely offered to young asymptomatic women in Brazil. This study evaluated the performance, usefulness, and operational suitability of the Digene Hybrid Capture II (HCII) CT-ID DNA-test as an opportunistic screening tool to detect C. trachomatis in the public health system in Manaus, Amazonas State. Women aged 14-25 years who attended primary health care services were interviewed and one cervical specimen was collected during cytological screening. The HCII CT test was evaluated for its ability to detect the presence of C. trachomatis and against real-time PCR (q-PCR) in a subset of samples. Operational performance was assessed through interviews with providers and patients. Overall, 1,187 women were screened, and 1,169 had a HCII CT-ID test result (292 of these were also tested by q-PCR). Of those, 13.1% (n = 153) were positive. The sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values of HCII CT were 72.3% (95%CI: 65.4-78.6), 91.3% (95%CI: 84.1-95.9), 93.8% (95%CI: 88.5-97.1), and 64.4% (95%CI: 56.0-72.1), respectively. Sample collection caused discomfort in 19.7% of women. Among health professionals (n = 52), the main barriers reported included positive cases who did not return for results (56.4%), unwillingness to screen without an appointment (45.1%), and increase in their workload (38.8%). HCII CT-ID identified a high proportion of C. trachomatis cases among young women in Manaus. However, its moderate sensitivity limits its use as an opportunistic screening tool in primary health care settings in Manaus. Screening was well accepted although the barriers we identified, especially among health professionals, challenge screening detection and treatment efforts.

  2. Large-scale testing of women in Copenhagen has not reduced the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infections

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    Westh, H.; Kolmos, H J

    2003-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of a stable, large-scale enzyme immunoassay (EIA) Chlamydia trachomatis testing situation in Copenhagen, and to estimate the impact of introducing a genomic-based assay with higher sensitivity and specificity. METHODS: Over a five-year study period, 25 305-28 505...... and negative predictive values of the Chlamydia test result, new screening strategies for both men and women in younger age groups will be necessary if chlamydial infections are to be curtailed....

  3. Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection in adolescents in Northern Italy: an observational school-based study

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    Alberto Matteelli

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background We carried out a study to evaluate the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae genital infections in school-based adolescents in Northern Italy. Methods Systematic screening for C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae genital infection was performed in 13th grade students in the province of Brescia, an industrialized area in Northern Italy. Student filled in a questionnaire on sexual behaviour and provided a urine sample for microbiological testing. Results A total of 2,718 students (mean age: 18.4 years; 59.1 % females provided complete data (62.2 % of those eligible. Overall 2,059 students (75.8 % were sexually active (i.e. had had at least one partner, and the mean age at sexual debut was 16.1 years (SD: 1.4. Only 27.5 % of the sexually active students reported regular condom use during the previous 6 months, with higher frequency in males than in females (33.8 % vs 24.2 %. No case of N. gonorrhoeae infection was detected, while C. trachomatis was found in 36 adolescents, with a prevalence of 1.7 % (95 % CI: 1.2–2.4 among sexually active students, and no statistical difference between females and males (1.9 and 1.4 %, respectively. Inconsistent condom use (odds ratio, OR = 5.5 and having had more than one sexual partner during the previous 6 months (OR = 6.8 were associated with an increased risk of Chlamydia infection at multivariate analysis. Conclusion The prevalence of C. trachomatis infection among sexually active adolescents in Northern Italy was low, despite a high proportion of students who engage in risky sexual behaviour. No cases of N. gonorrhoeae infection were identified.

  4. Chlamydia trachomatis infection and sexual behaviour among female students attending higher education in the Republic of Ireland.

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    O'Connell, Emer

    2009-10-29

    BACKGROUND: There are no prevalence data on Chlamydia trachomatis relating to female students attending higher education available for the Republic of Ireland. This information is required to guide on the necessity for Chlamydia screening programmes in higher education settings. This research aimed to determine the prevalence of and predictive risk factors for Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection among female higher education students in Ireland. METHODS: All females presenting during one-day periods at Student Health Units in three higher education institutions in two cities in the Republic of Ireland were invited to participate. Participants completed a questionnaire on lifestyle and socio-demographic factors and provided a urine sample. Samples were tested for C. trachomatis DNA by a PCR based technique (Cobas Amplicor, Roche). To examine possible associations between a positive test and demographic and lifestyle risk factors, a univariate analysis was performed. All associations with a p value < 0.05 were included in a multivariate logistic regression analysis. RESULTS: Of the 460 sexually active participants 22 tested positive (prevalence 4.8%; 95% CI 3.0 to 7.1%). Variables associated with significantly increased risk were current suggestive symptoms, two or more one-night stands and three or more lifetime sexual partners. The students displayed high-risk sexual behaviour. CONCLUSION: The prevalence of C. trachomatis infection and the lack of awareness of the significance of suggestive symptoms among sexually experienced female students demonstrate the need for a programme to test asymptomatic or non-presenting higher education students. The risk factors identified by multivariate analysis may be useful in identifying those who are most likely to benefit from screening. Alcohol abuse, condom use, sexual behaviour (at home and abroad) and, knowledge of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) (including asymptomatic nature or relevant symptoms) were

  5. The actual universe of valuation standards

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    Ion Anghel

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    Full Text Available In the actual context (with issues like as viability of the global markets, cross-border transactions, transparency in financial reporting etc. it is a common interest for professional valuers, investors, universities, researchers etc. to consider a convergent set of global professional valuation standards. It is also in their best interest to work towards enhancement and refinement of valuation methodologies and applications to be prepared to address valuation issues that are bound to arise in the future. The paper is a view of actual universe of valuation standards and options for national valuation standard enforcements starting from the operating system named International Valuation Standards (IVS.

  6. Towards Designing Android Faces after Actual Humans

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    Vlachos, Evgenios; Schärfe, Henrik

    2015-01-01

    human) and its’ Original (the actual human). The emotional judgments were achieved through an online survey with video-stimuli and questionnaires, following a forced-choice design. Analysis of the results indicated that the emotional judgments for the Geminoid-DK highly depend on the emotional judgments...... initially made for the Original, suggesting that androids inherit the same style of facial expression as their originals. Our findings support the case of designing android faces after specific actual persons who portray facial features that are familiar to the users, and also relevant to the notion...

  7. Small molecule inhibitor of type three secretion suppresses acute and chronic Chlamydia trachomatis infection in a novel urogenital Chlamydia model.

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    Koroleva, Ekaterina A; Kobets, Natalia V; Zayakin, Egor S; Luyksaar, Sergei I; Shabalina, Ludmila A; Zigangirova, Naylia A

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    Previously, we reported that a compound from a group of thiohydrazides of oxamic acids, CL-55, possessed antichlamydial activity in vitro that was accompanied by a decreased translocation of the type three secretion effector, IncA, into the host cell. In this study, the antichlamydial activity of CL-55 was tested in vivo in DBA/2 mice infected with C. trachomatis serovar D. We found that intravaginal inoculation of DBA/2 mice with the clinically relevant strain, C. trachomatis serovar D, results in a course of infection and pathology similar to that observed in humans. The early stage of infection in this model was characterized by a shedding of Chlamydia in vaginal secretions followed by an ascending infection and inflammation in the upper genital tract. We found that CL-55 possessed antibacterial activity in vivo and was able to control C. trachomatis vaginal shedding, ascending infection, and inflammation in the upper genital organs in DBA/2 mice. Our data provide a proof of concept for the protective effect of the thiadiazinon, CL-55, against chlamydial infection in vivo and support the feasibility of further studies of its potential therapeutic applications.

  8. Seroprevalences of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2, Five Oncogenic Human Papillomaviruses, and Chlamydia trachomatis in Katowice, Poland▿

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    Görander, Staffan; Lagergård, Teresa; Romanik, Malgorzata; Viscidi, Raphael P.; Martirosian, Gayane; Liljeqvist, Jan-Åke

    2008-01-01

    Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), human papillomaviruses (HPVs), and Chlamydia trachomatis are the most common pathogens causing sexually transmitted infections (STIs). There is limited information about the prevalences of these STIs in Poland. Here, we estimated the occurrence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies against HSV-2, HPV, and C. trachomatis in 199 blood donors and 110 patients of both genders attending an STI clinic in Katowice in southern Poland. The seroprevalences of HSV-2 were 5% for blood donors and 14% in the STI cohort. The seroprevalences of the five potentially oncogenic HPV types 16, 18, 31, 35, and 51 were 15%, 7%, 5%, 5%, and 17%, respectively, in blood donors and 37%, 8%, 12%, 5%, and 21%, respectively, in the STI cohort. The majority of HPV-infected individuals showed antibodies against more than one type, i.e., had been infected with multiple HPV types. Anti-C. trachomatis IgG antibodies were detected in 6% of blood donors and 13% of individuals attending the STI clinic. The relatively high prevalence of HPV-51 may have implications for future vaccine programs, as the newly introduced HPV vaccines are based on the potentially oncogenic HPV types 16 and 18. PMID:18287578

  9. Seroprevalences of herpes simplex virus type 2, five oncogenic human papillomaviruses, and Chlamydia trachomatis in Katowice, Poland.

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    Görander, Staffan; Lagergård, Teresa; Romanik, Malgorzata; Viscidi, Raphael P; Martirosian, Gayane; Liljeqvist, Jan-Ake

    2008-04-01

    Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), human papillomaviruses (HPVs), and Chlamydia trachomatis are the most common pathogens causing sexually transmitted infections (STIs). There is limited information about the prevalences of these STIs in Poland. Here, we estimated the occurrence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies against HSV-2, HPV, and C. trachomatis in 199 blood donors and 110 patients of both genders attending an STI clinic in Katowice in southern Poland. The seroprevalences of HSV-2 were 5% for blood donors and 14% in the STI cohort. The seroprevalences of the five potentially oncogenic HPV types 16, 18, 31, 35, and 51 were 15%, 7%, 5%, 5%, and 17%, respectively, in blood donors and 37%, 8%, 12%, 5%, and 21%, respectively, in the STI cohort. The majority of HPV-infected individuals showed antibodies against more than one type, i.e., had been infected with multiple HPV types. Anti-C. trachomatis IgG antibodies were detected in 6% of blood donors and 13% of individuals attending the STI clinic. The relatively high prevalence of HPV-51 may have implications for future vaccine programs, as the newly introduced HPV vaccines are based on the potentially oncogenic HPV types 16 and 18.

  10. Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in pregnant women by the Papanicolaou technique, enzyme immunoassay and polymerase chain reaction.

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    Bañuelos Pánuco, C A; Deleón Rodríguez, I; Hernández Méndez, J T; Martínez Guzmán, L A; Akle Fierro, D; Miranda Murillo, J; Reyes Maldonado, E

    2000-01-01

    To compare Papanicolaou staining, enzyme immunoassay (EIA) and the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques for detecting Chlamydia trachomatis in pregnant women. Endocervical specimens were taken randomly from 125 pregnant women with or without symptoms. These women attended their first medical consultation at the Regional General Ignacio Zaragoza Hospital. Samples were analyzed for detection of C trachomatis. When results differed between tests, specimens were evaluated by direct immunofluorescence staining. The prevalence of chlamydial infection was 2.4%. The characteristics of patients positive for Chlamydia were: average age, 24 years; first sexual encounter at age 21 years, one partner and six to nine months of gestation. The sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, positive predictive values and negative predictive values were 100%, 99.18%, 99.20%, 75% and 100%, respectively, for Papanicolaou staining; 100%, 92.62%, 92%, 25% and 100% for EIA; and 100%, 100%, 100% and 100% for PCR. Both Papanicolaou staining and PCR were adequate for diagnosis of C trachomatis infection. EIA was not reliable and therefore is not recommended for use as a diagnostic technique in a pregnant population with low risk and low prevalence.

  11. El estado Schumpeteriano en diálogo con el estado de bienestar

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    Peñas Felizzola, Olga Luz

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    El presente trabajo se desarrolla con la intención de dar cuenta de algunos de los planteamientos básicos de la teoría del estado Schumpeteriano, particularmente alrededor de dos reflexiones centrales: la importancia de la obra de Schumpeter para la teoría económica, y los elementos distintivos entre el estado Shumpeteriano y el estado de Bienestar.

  12. LA MIGRACIÓN DE RETORNO DESDE ESTADOS UNIDOS HACIA EL ESTADO DE MÉXICO : OPORTUNIDADES Y RETOS

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    Jaciel Montoya Arce

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se analiza la migración de retorno en el Estado de México, desde la perspectiva personal y del hogar. Se utiliza, para tal efecto, la base de datos de la Encuesta sobre Migración de Mexiquenses a Estados Unidos (EMMEU, 2009, que captó, entre otros aspectos de la migración, cuántos y qué tipos de migrantes se encuentran de regreso en la entidad, así como las habilidades que traen consigo, la forma en que las utilizan y las limitaciones actuales que enfrentan para desplegarlas en su totalidad. Esto permitió detectar que los migrantes de retorno traen consigo una nueva mentalidad socioeconómica y familiar que se manifiesta en sus prácticas cotidianas, como un mayor impulso a la educación de sus hijos y su salud, capitalización de pequeños negocios, cambios de empleo del campo a las actividades terciarias. A partir de ello, es necesario potenciar el uso de estas habilidades socioproductivas por la vía de los programas públicos de apoyos concretos, según las necesidades de los retornados en sus familias y comunidades.

  13. The Cervicovaginal Microbiota in Women Notified for Chlamydia trachomatis Infection: A Case-Control Study at the Sexually Transmitted Infection Outpatient Clinic in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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    van der Veer, Charlotte; Bruisten, Sylvia M; van der Helm, Jannie J; de Vries, Henry J C; van Houdt, Robin

    2017-01-01

     Increasing evidence suggests that the cervicovaginal microbiota (CVM) plays an important role in acquiring sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Here we study the CVM in a population of women notified by a sex partner for Chlamydia trachomatis infection.  We included 98 women who were contact-traced by C. trachomatis-positive sex partners at the STI outpatient clinic in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and analyzed their cervicovaginal samples and clinical data. CVMs were characterized by sequencing the V3/V4 region of the 16S ribosomal RNA gene and by hierarchical clustering. Characteristics associating with C. trachomatis infection were examined using bivariable and multivariable logistic regression analysis.  The CVM was characterized for 93 women, of whom 52 tested C. trachomatis positive and 41 C. trachomatis negative. We identified 3 major CVM clusters. Clustered CVM predominantly comprised either diverse anaerobic bacteria (n = 39 [42%]), Lactobacillus iners (n = 32 [34%]), or Lactobacillus crispatus (n = 22 [24%]). In multivariable analysis, we found that CVM was significantly associated with C. trachomatis infection (odds ratio [OR], 4.2 [95% confidence interval {CI}, 1.2-15.4] for women with diverse anaerobic CVM and OR, 4.4 [95% CI, 1.3-15.6], for women with L. iners-dominated CVM, compared with women with L. crispatus-dominated CVM), as was younger age (OR, 3.1 [95% CI, 1.1-8.7] for those ≤21 years old) and reporting a steady sex partner (OR, 3.6 [95% CI, 1.4-9.4]).  Women who tested positive for Chlamydia trachomatis infection after having been contact-traced by a chlamydia-positive partner were more likely to have CVM dominated by L. iners or by diverse anaerobic bacteria, than by L. crispatus. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press for the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved. For permissions, e-mail journals.permissions@oup.com.

  14. Impact of the Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System on the Progression of Chlamydia trachomatis Infection to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in a Baboon Model.

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    Eastman, Alison J; Bergin, Ingrid L; Chai, Daniel; Bassis, Christine M; LeBar, William; Oluoch, George O; Liechty, Emma R; Nyachieo, Atunga; Young, Vincent B; Aronoff, David M; Patton, Dorothy L; Bell, Jason D

    2018-01-30

    Understanding the relationship between the levonorgestrel (LNG)-releasing intrauterine system (IUS) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is increasingly important as use of the LNG-IUS grows to include women at higher risk for STIs. This study assessed the impact of the LNG-IUS on development of Chlamydia trachomatis pelvic inflammatory disease, using a baboon model. Baboons with and those without the LNG-IUS were cervically inoculated with C. trachomatis and monitored daily, and cervical and fallopian tube swab specimens were collected weekly for C. trachomatis quantitation by nucleic acid amplification testing and culture. Vaginal swab specimens were collected for cytokine analysis, and serum samples were obtained for detection of C. trachomatis antibodies. The LNG-IUS resulted in an increased C. trachomatis burden in the cervix, with the bacterial burden in the LNG-IUS group diverging from that in the non-LNG-IUS group by 6 weeks after infection. One of 7 baboons in the non-LNG-IUS group and 2 of 6 in the LNG-IUS group developed pelvic inflammatory disease, while 3 animals in each group met criteria suggestive of pelvic inflammatory disease. LNG-IUS increased baseline interleukin 8 levels but failed to further upregulate interleukin 8 during infection. In LNG-IUS recipients, early perturbations in the interleukin 1β axis corresponded to decreased C. trachomatis clearance and increased T-helper type 2 immune responses. LNG-IUS use results in delayed clearance of C. trachomatis and might alter the reproductive tract immune environment. © The Author(s) 2017. Published by Oxford University Press for the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved. For permissions, e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  15. Intravaginal Chlamydia trachomatis Challenge Infection Elicits TH1 and TH17 Immune Responses in Mice That Promote Pathogen Clearance and Genital Tract Damage.

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    Rodolfo D Vicetti Miguel

    Full Text Available While ascension of Chlamydia trachomatis into the upper genital tract of women can cause pelvic inflammatory disease and Fallopian tube damage, most infections elicit no symptoms or overt upper genital tract pathology. Consistent with this asymptomatic clinical presentation, genital C. trachomatis infection of women generates robust TH2 immunity. As an animal model that modeled this response would be invaluable for delineating bacterial pathogenesis and human host defenses, herein we explored if pathogen-specific TH2 immunity is similarly elicited by intravaginal (ivag infection of mice with oculogenital C. trachomatis serovars. Analogous to clinical infection, ascension of primary C. trachomatis infection into the mouse upper genital tract produced no obvious tissue damage. Clearance of ivag challenge infection was mediated by interferon (IFN-γ-producing CD4+ T cells, while IFN-γ signaling blockade concomitant with a single ivag challenge promoted tissue damage by enhancing Chlamydia-specific TH17 immunity. Likewise, IFN-γ and IL-17 signaling blockade or CD4+ T cell depletion eliminated the genital pathology produced in untreated controls by multiple ivag challenge infections. Conversely, we were unable to detect formation of pathogen-specific TH2 immunity in C. trachomatis-infected mice. Together, our work revealed C. trachomatis infection of mice generates TH1 and TH17 immune responses that promote pathogen clearance and immunopathological tissue damage. Absence of Chlamydia-specific TH2 immunity in these mice newly highlights the need to identify experimental models of C. trachomatis genital infection that more closely recapitulate the human host response.

  16. Inhibition of Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase Activity by Levo-1-Methyl Tryptophan Blocks Gamma Interferon-Induced Chlamydia trachomatis Persistence in Human Epithelial Cells ▿

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    Ibana, Joyce A.; Belland, Robert J.; Zea, Arnold H.; Schust, Danny J.; Nagamatsu, Takeshi; AbdelRahman, Yasser M.; Tate, David J.; Beatty, Wandy L.; Aiyar, Ashok A.; Quayle, Alison J.

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    Gamma interferon (IFN-γ) induces expression of the tryptophan-catabolizing enzyme indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO1) in human epithelial cells, the permissive cells for the obligate intracellular bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. IDO1 depletes tryptophan by catabolizing it to kynurenine with consequences for C. trachomatis, which is a tryptophan auxotroph. In vitro studies reveal that tryptophan depletion can result in the formation of persistent (viable but noncultivable) chlamydial forms. Here, we tested the effects of the IDO1 inhibitor, levo-1-methyl-tryptophan (L-1MT), on IFN-γ-induced C. trachomatis persistence. We found that addition of 0.2 mM L-1MT to IFN-γ-exposed infected HeLa cell cultures restricted IDO1 activity at the mid-stage (20 h postinfection [hpi]) of the chlamydial developmental cycle. This delayed tryptophan depletion until the late stage (38 hpi) of the cycle. Parallel morphological and gene expression studies indicated a consequence of the delay was a block in the induction of C. trachomatis persistence by IFN-γ. Furthermore, L-1MT addition allowed C. trachomatis to undergo secondary differentiation, albeit with limited productive multiplication of the bacterium. IFN-γ-induced persistent infections in epithelial cells have been previously reported to be more resistant to doxycycline than normal productive infections in vitro. Pertinent to this observation, we found that L-1MT significantly improved the efficacy of doxycycline in clearing persistent C. trachomatis forms. It has been postulated that persistent forms of C. trachomatis may contribute to chronic chlamydial disease. Our findings suggest that IDO1 inhibitors such as L-1MT might provide a novel means to investigate, and potentially target, persistent chlamydial forms, particularly in conjunction with conventional therapeutics. PMID:21911470

  17. Intravaginal Chlamydia trachomatis Challenge Infection Elicits TH1 and TH17 Immune Responses in Mice That Promote Pathogen Clearance and Genital Tract Damage.

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    Vicetti Miguel, Rodolfo D; Quispe Calla, Nirk E; Pavelko, Stephen D; Cherpes, Thomas L

    2016-01-01

    While ascension of Chlamydia trachomatis into the upper genital tract of women can cause pelvic inflammatory disease and Fallopian tube damage, most infections elicit no symptoms or overt upper genital tract pathology. Consistent with this asymptomatic clinical presentation, genital C. trachomatis infection of women generates robust TH2 immunity. As an animal model that modeled this response would be invaluable for delineating bacterial pathogenesis and human host defenses, herein we explored if pathogen-specific TH2 immunity is similarly elicited by intravaginal (ivag) infection of mice with oculogenital C. trachomatis serovars. Analogous to clinical infection, ascension of primary C. trachomatis infection into the mouse upper genital tract produced no obvious tissue damage. Clearance of ivag challenge infection was mediated by interferon (IFN)-γ-producing CD4+ T cells, while IFN-γ signaling blockade concomitant with a single ivag challenge promoted tissue damage by enhancing Chlamydia-specific TH17 immunity. Likewise, IFN-γ and IL-17 signaling blockade or CD4+ T cell depletion eliminated the genital pathology produced in untreated controls by multiple ivag challenge infections. Conversely, we were unable to detect formation of pathogen-specific TH2 immunity in C. trachomatis-infected mice. Together, our work revealed C. trachomatis infection of mice generates TH1 and TH17 immune responses that promote pathogen clearance and immunopathological tissue damage. Absence of Chlamydia-specific TH2 immunity in these mice newly highlights the need to identify experimental models of C. trachomatis genital infection that more closely recapitulate the human host response.

  18. ¿Cuál Estado en América Latina?... ¿Para qué?: Una reflexión del repensar el Estado en democracia

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    Adriana Ramírez-Baracaldo

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    Full Text Available Esta contribución pretende señalar elementos que se consideran relevantes en el rol que tiene el Estado en y para la democracia. Como bien señaló O’Donnell en el documento titulado Hacia un Estado de y para la democracia (PNUD 2010, para el caso de América latina la reflexión del Estado-democracia debería continuarse abordando de forma más incisiva. Aquélla que había sido desdeñada, como el mismo autor lo señala, por la del Estado-economía, debería retomar un lugar destacado en la agenda social, política y académica para reflexionar sobre: ¿cuál Estado necesita la democracia?, o acaso se debe invertir la pregunta a ¿cuál democracia requiere el actual Estado?

  19. Perfil de consumo de productos de los estados de Estados Unidos a nivel mundial

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    Padilla Jaimes, Diego Alexander; Lei, Gong Cheng; Hernández Espinosa, Andrea Catalina

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    Este estudio de perfiles que agrupa 52 estados de Estados Unidos de América, busca describir el comportamiento de las importaciones de los principales 10 productos organizados de mayor a menor, basados en el valor de las importaciones en dólares del año 2011, teniendo en cuenta su comportamiento histórico desde el año 2009. Se incluye una breve descripción de los tratados de libre comercio que tiene Estados Unidos con los demás países. Cada Estado esta descrito a través de sus importa...

  20. hoteleras del Estado Nueva Esparta

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    Daisis Giménez Sifontes

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    Full Text Available Las empresas hoteleras deben contar con modelos de costos para obtener información relevante en el proceso de toma de decisiones gerenciales; sin embargo, a través de estudio previo, aplicando un análisis univariante se determinó que las empresas hoteleras categorizadas del Estado Nueva Esparta se basan en un modelo inorgánico de costos. En este contexto, la presente investigación tuvo como objetivo determinar los factores que influyen en ese modelo para su proceso de toma de decisiones, para ello se realizó un diseño de campo y aplicó un análisis factorial exploratorio con el método de extracción de factores análisis de componentes principales concluyendo que entre los factores que lo explican se encuentran, el no manejar herramientas como: margen de contribución, costos estándares, margen de seguridad, apalancamiento operativo, contabilidad por área de responsabilidad, aspectos motivacionales y congruencias de metas.

  1. Developing Human Resources through Actualizing Human Potential

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    Clarken, Rodney H.

    2012-01-01

    The key to human resource development is in actualizing individual and collective thinking, feeling and choosing potentials related to our minds, hearts and wills respectively. These capacities and faculties must be balanced and regulated according to the standards of truth, love and justice for individual, community and institutional development,…

  2. Self-Actualizing: Myth or Reality?

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    Butler, Robert R.

    1977-01-01

    The Personal Orientation Inventory (POI) was used to assess the impact of a semester-long encounter-group, personal-growth experience on students seeking degrees in counseling. Both the experimental and control groups showed gains in self-actualization. (Author)

  3. What is Process Tracing actually tracing?

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    Beach, Derek; Pedersen, Rasmus Brun

    and when we use PT case studies. First, there are differences in what we are actually tracing in the three variants, resulting in different methodological prescriptions for each variant. Second, the types of inferences being made are also different; the variants therefore have different analytical uses...

  4. Humanistic Education and Self-Actualization Theory.

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    Farmer, Rod

    1984-01-01

    Stresses the need for theoretical justification for the development of humanistic education programs in today's schools. Explores Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs and theory of self-actualization. Argues that Maslow's theory may be the best available for educators concerned with educating the whole child. (JHZ)

  5. Actual global problems of radiation protection

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    Ninkovic, M.

    1995-01-01

    Personal views on some actual problems in radiation protection are given in this paper. Among these problems are: evolution methodology used in radiation protection regulations; radiation protection, nuclear energy and safety, and new approaches to the process of the hazardous substances management. An interesting fact relating to the X-ray, radiation protection and Nikola Tesla are given also. (author)

  6. Whiteheadian Actual Entitities and String Theory

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    Bracken, Joseph A.

    2012-06-01

    In the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead, the ultimate units of reality are actual entities, momentary self-constituting subjects of experience which are too small to be sensibly perceived. Their combination into "societies" with a "common element of form" produces the organisms and inanimate things of ordinary sense experience. According to the proponents of string theory, tiny vibrating strings are the ultimate constituents of physical reality which in harmonious combination yield perceptible entities at the macroscopic level of physical reality. Given that the number of Whiteheadian actual entities and of individual strings within string theory are beyond reckoning at any given moment, could they be two ways to describe the same non-verifiable foundational reality? For example, if one could establish that the "superject" or objective pattern of self- constitution of an actual entity vibrates at a specific frequency, its affinity with the individual strings of string theory would be striking. Likewise, if one were to claim that the size and complexity of Whiteheadian 'societies" require different space-time parameters for the dynamic interrelationship of constituent actual entities, would that at least partially account for the assumption of 10 or even 26 instead of just 3 dimensions within string theory? The overall conclusion of this article is that, if a suitably revised understanding of Whiteheadian metaphysics were seen as compatible with the philosophical implications of string theory, their combination into a single world view would strengthen the plausibility of both schemes taken separately. Key words: actual entities, subject/superjects, vibrating strings, structured fields of activity, multi-dimensional physical reality.

  7. Dancers' Perceived and Actual Knowledge of Anatomy.

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    Kotler, Dana H; Lynch, Meaghan; Cushman, Daniel; Hu, Jason; Garner, Jocelyn

    2017-06-15

    Dancers are highly susceptible to musculoskeletal injuries and frequently require interaction with medical professionals. While many dancers have a finely tuned awareness of their bodies, their knowledge of the fundamentals of human anatomy is not uniform. There is a paucity of literature on the benefits of human anatomy education in dancers, though it seems intuitive that there should be a relationship. The purpose of this study was to assess dancers' perceived and actual knowledge of basic musculoskeletal anatomy and its relationship to function. Adult dancers at the undergraduate, pre-professional, and professional levels were surveyed through an anonymous online questionnaire. Questions included demographic information, dance techniques studied, anatomy training, and injury history. Subjects rated their perceived knowledge of anatomy and were tested with 15 multiple-choice questions on basic musculoskeletal anatomy. Four hundred seventy-five surveys were completed. Ordinal regression showed a correlation of perceived to actual knowledge of anatomy (p < 0.001). Factors that correlated with increases in both perceived and actual knowledge of anatomy included having taken an anatomy course of any type (p < 0.001) and increased age (p ≤ 0.001). Years of dance training and professional dancer status both significantly correlated with increased knowledge of anatomy (p < 0.001) but not perceived knowledge. Chi-square analysis showed that dancers with training in either modern or jazz dance had a significantly higher perceived, but not actual, knowledge when compared to those without training in those styles of dance (p < 0.001 and p = 0.011, respectively). In conclusion, dancers generally scored well on questions pertaining to basic musculoskeletal anatomy, and their perception correlated with their actual knowledge of anatomy. Factors that contribute to dancers' knowledge of anatomy include age, years of experience, professional dancer status, and anatomy training.

  8. Survey, Culture, and Genome Analysis of Ocular Chlamydia trachomatis in Tibetan Boarding Primary Schools in Qinghai Province, China.

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    Feng, Le; Lu, Xinxin; Yu, Yonghui; Wang, Tao; Luo, Shengdong; Sun, Zhihui; Duan, Qing; Wang, Ningli; Song, Lihua

    2016-01-01

    Trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide, is an ancient human disease. Its existence in China can be traced back to as early as the twenty-seventh century BC. In modern China, the overall prevalence of trachoma has dramatically reduced, but trachoma is still endemic in many areas of the country. Here, we report that 26 (8%) of 322 students from two rural boarding schools of Qinghai province, west China, were identified as having ocular C. trachomatis infection; and 15 ocular C. trachomatis strains were isolated from these trachoma patients. Chlamydiae in 37 clinical samples were genotyped as type B based on ompA gene analyses. Three ompA variants with one or two in-between SNP differences in the second or fourth variable domain were found. C. trachomatis strains QH111L and QH111R were from the same patient's left and right conjunctival swabs, respectively, but their ompA genes have a non-synonymous base difference in the second variable domain. Moreover, this SNP only exists in this single sample, suggesting QH111L is a newly emerged ompA variant. Interestingly, chromosomal phylogeny analysis found QH111L clusters between a branch of two type B strains and a branch of both A and C strains, but is significantly divergent from both branches. Comparative chromosome analysis found that compared to sequences of reference B/TZ1A828/OT strain, 12 of 22 QH111L's chromosomal genes exhibiting more than nine SNPs have the best homology with reciprocal genes of UGT strains while 9 of 22 genes are closest to those of type C strains. Consistent with findings of UGT-type genetic features in the chromosome, the QH111L plasmid appears to be intermediate between UGT and classical ocular plasmids due to the existence of UGT-type SNPs in the QH111L plasmid. Moreover, the QH111L strain has a unique evolutionarily older cytotoxin region compared to cytotoxin regions of other C. trachomatis strains. The genome analyses suggest that the QH111L strain is derived from

  9. "The rate of Chlamydia Trachomatis, Mycoplasma Hominis and Ureaplasma Urealyticum in females with habitual abortion and its comparison with control group "

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    Salari MH

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Females abortion is one of the most important sequela of genital infection with chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum.In this study frequency of Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum was studied in 125 females with habitual abortion by direct and indirect immunofluorescence tests and culture method and compared with 250 normal population. The results obtained were as follow: Mycoplasma hominis was isolated from 18 (14.4% females with habitual abortion and 18 (7.2% normal population (P=0.0139. Ureaplasma urealyticum was isolated from 39(31.2% females with habitual aboration and 48 (19.2% normal population (P=0.0045. Chlamydia trachomatis was detected by direct immunofluorescence test in 9 (7.2% of cases and 2 (0.8% of control groups (P=0.0002. the antibody titer against D-K serotypes of Chlamydia trachomatis was also measured. The valuable titer of antibody (>1/16 was detected in 15 (12% of cases and 8 (3.2% of control groups (P=0.0004.The results show that chlamydia trachomatis and Ureaplasma urealyticum may be responsible for some cases of abortion.

  10. Actuality and fake tense in conditionals

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    John Mackay

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Sabine Iatridou (2000 and Katrin Schulz (2014 defend accounts of the past tense in subjunctive conditionals according to which the past tense has a modal reading that excludes the world of utterance or some set of epistemically possible worlds. I argue here that these views give an unsatisfactory treatment of certain subjunctive conditionals that contain embedded indicative clauses pertaining to the actual world. http://dx.doi.org/10.3765/sp.8.12 BibTeX info

  11. Paradigmas de control en las organizaciones actuales

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    Basabe-Aldecoa, M. (Marisol)

    2003-01-01

    Los sistemas de control han adquirido en la última década rango de herramienta estratégica para la gestión. Apoyándose en este cometido y estudiando el entorno competitivo actual este artículo ofrece un esquema conceptual desde el que plantear el diseño más apropiado para los sistemas de control.

  12. ACTUAL PROBLEMS OF MEDICAL GAS OXYGEN PRODUCTION

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    Подгорный, И. П.

    2014-01-01

    Medical gas oxygen is one of the most popular medicines. Its production is the major branch of the pharmaceutical industry. Provision of its high quality in the process of obtaining is an actual problem for companies of cryogenic oxygen production. For this purpose a concrete enterprise necessary to implement a quality assurance system in the production of medicinal products (QAS). The main component of the QAS is good manufacturing practice (Good Manufacturing Practice, GMP). It is shown how...

  13. IFN-gamma-inducible Irga6 mediates host resistance against Chlamydia trachomatis via autophagy.

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    Munir A Al-Zeer

    Full Text Available Chlamydial infection of the host cell induces Gamma interferon (IFNgamma, a central immunoprotector for humans and mice. The primary defense against Chlamydia infection in the mouse involves the IFNgamma-inducible family of IRG proteins; however, the precise mechanisms mediating the pathogen's elimination are unknown. In this study, we identify Irga6 as an important resistance factor against C. trachomatis, but not C. muridarum, infection in IFNgamma-stimulated mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs. We show that Irga6, Irgd, Irgm2 and Irgm3 accumulate at bacterial inclusions in MEFs upon stimulation with IFNgamma, whereas Irgb6 colocalized in the presence or absence of the cytokine. This accumulation triggers a rerouting of bacterial inclusions to autophagosomes that subsequently fuse to lysosomes for elimination. Autophagy-deficient Atg5-/- MEFs and lysosomal acidification impaired cells surrender to infection. Irgm2, Irgm3 and Irgd still localize to inclusions in IFNgamma-induced Atg5-/- cells, but Irga6 localization is disrupted indicating its pivotal role in pathogen resistance. Irga6-deficient (Irga6-/- MEFs, in which chlamydial growth is enhanced, do not respond to IFNgamma even though Irgb6, Irgd, Irgm2 and Irgm3 still localize to inclusions. Taken together, we identify Irga6 as a necessary factor in conferring host resistance by remodelling a classically nonfusogenic intracellular pathogen to stimulate fusion with autophagosomes, thereby rerouting the intruder to the lysosomal compartment for destruction.

  14. [Risk behaviours and Chlamydia trachomatis prevalence in prisoners by length of stay in prison].

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    Lopez-Corbeto, Evelin; Humet, Victoria; Leal, M Jesús; Teixidó, Nuria; Quiroga, Teresa; Casabona, Jordi

    2014-11-18

    Young prisoners have high-risk behaviors and socio-economic insecurity that increases vulnerability for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) acquisition. Monitoring its prevalence will help to reduce infection rates. Cross-sectional study from a convenience sample of prisoners aged 18-25 years. Urine samples were obtained to determine CT. A standardized and anonymous questionnaire was used to collect the study variables. The overall CT prevalence was 11%, significantly higher in those with less than one year in prison, who also presented higher frequencies in risk behaviors, while these were reduced in those who had been imprisoned for more than a year. The prevalence values obtained give an idea of the concentration of the population vulnerable to this disease in prisons and underscore the need to continue programs for the prevention and control of sexual transmitted infections (STIs). Being imprisoned longer decreased risk behaviors; therefore, it is important to screen for STIs upon admission because they are more likely to be infected and it would be thus possible to influence at that time in sex education because, at that time, risk behaviors occur more commonly, which are most likely done when they were free. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  15. Synthesis of protein in host-free reticulate bodies of Chlamydia psittaci and Chlamydia trachomatis

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    Hatch, T.P.; Miceli, M.; Silverman, J.A.

    1985-01-01

    Synthesis of protein by the obligate intracellular parasitic bacteria Chlamydia psittaci (6BC) and Chlamydia trachomatis (serovar L2) isolated from host cells (host-free chlamydiae) was demonstrated for the first time. Incorporation of [ 35 S]methionine and [ 35 S]cysteine into trichloroacetic acid-precipitable material by reticulate bodies of chlamydiae persisted for 2 h and was dependent upon a exogenous source of ATP, an ATP-regenerating system, and potassium or sodium ions. Magnesium ions and amino acids stimulated synthesis; chloramphenicol, rifampin, oligomycin, and carbonyl cyanide p-trifluoromethoxyphenylhydrazone (a proton ionophore) inhibited incorporation. Ribonucleoside triphosphates (other than ATP) had little stimulatory effect. The optimum pH for host-free synthesis was between 7.0 and 7.5. The molecular weights of proteins synthesized by host-free reticulate bodies closely resembled the molecular weights of proteins synthesized by reticulate bodies in an intracellular environment, and included outer membrane proteins. Elementary bodies of chlamydiae were unable to synthesize protein even when incubated in the presence of 10 mM dithiothreitol, a reducing agent which converted the highly disulfide bond cross-linked major outer membrane protein to monomeric form

  16. Low prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in non-urban pregnant women in Vellore, S. India.

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    Navjyot K Vidwan

    Full Text Available To determine the prevalence and risk factors for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT infection in pregnant women and the rate of transmission of CT to infants.Pregnant women (≥28 weeks gestation in Vellore, South India were approached for enrollment from April 2009 to January 2010. After informed consent was obtained, women completed a socio-demographic, prenatal, and sexual history questionnaire. Endocervical samples collected at delivery were examined for CT by a rapid enzyme test and nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT. Neonatal nasopharyngeal and conjunctival swabs were collected for NAAT testing.Overall, 1198 women were enrolled and 799 (67% endocervical samples were collected at birth. Analyses were completed on 784 participants with available rapid and NAAT results. The mean age of women was 25.8 years (range 18-39 yrs and 22% (95% CI: 19.7-24.4% were primigravida. All women enrolled were married; one reported >one sexual partner; and six reported prior STI. We found 71 positive rapid CT tests and 1/784 (0.1%; 95% CI: 0-0.38% true positive CT infection using NAAT.To our knowledge, this is the largest study on CT prevalence amongst healthy pregnant mothers in southern India, and it documents a very low prevalence with NAAT. Many false positive results were noted using the rapid test. These data suggest that universal CT screening is not indicated in this population.

  17. Distribution of Chlamydia Trachomatis Genotypes in Infective Diseases of the Female Lower Genital Tract.

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    Chen, Yujie; Chen, Jing; Yang, Lan; Jiang, Yanming; Li, Li; Yi, Wenjuan; Lan, Lifang; Zhang, Liuhong

    2017-09-17

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the distribution of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) genotypes in infective diseases of the female lower genital tract, especially in cervical diseases. This study included 128 CT-positive women. DNA was extracted from cervical swabs. Omp1 gene PCR-RFLP and sequencing were used to confirm the subtypes of CT. The association of subtypes with age, clinical symptoms, cervical cytology, and biopsy results was further analyzed. Omp1 gene PCR-RFLP and sequencing showed that the order of prevalent CT genotypes in the female lower genital tract was D (n=38, 29.69%), followed by E (n=28, 21.88%), G (n=21, 16.41%), and F (n=16,12.50%). Genotypes J, H, and K were comparatively rare. Genotype I was not identified in our samples. Further analysis showed that patients with genotype G were more frequently co-infected with other bacteria. Genotype G was also associated with mucopurulent cervicitis (MPC) and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN). Patients with genotype E were commonly co-infected with HR-HPV. Although genotype D was the most prevalent, it was a relatively low-risk type. These results provide information on distribution of CT genotypes in infective diseases of the female lower genital tract, which is instrumental to developing a vaccine for CT.

  18. The prevalences of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis infections among female sex workers in China

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    Chen Xiang-Sheng

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Sexually transmitted infections (STIs have become a major public health problem among female sex workers (FSWs in China. There have been many studies on prevalences of HIV and syphilis but the data about Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT infections are limited in this population in China. Methods A cross-sectional study was performed among FSWs recruited from different types of venues in 8 cities in China. An interview with questionnaire was conducted, followed by collection of a blood and cervical swab specimens for tests of HIV, syphilis, NG and CT infections. Results A total of 3,099 FSWs were included in the study. The overall prevalence rates of HIV, syphilis, NG and CT were 0.26%, 6.45%, 5.91% and 17.30%, respectively. Being a FSW from low-tier venue (adjusted odds ratios [AOR]=1.39 had higher risk and being age of ≥ 21 years (AOR=0.60 for 21–25 years; AOR=0.29 for 26–30 years; AOR=0.35 for 31 years or above had lower risk for CT infection; and having CT infection was significantly associated with NG infection. Conclusions The high STI prevalence rates found among FSWs, especially among FSWs in low-tier sex work venues, suggest that the comprehensive prevention and control programs including not only behavioral interventions but also screening and medical care are needed to meet the needs of this population.

  19. A Systematic Review of Point of Care Testing for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas vaginalis

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    Sasha Herbst de Cortina

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. Systematic review of point of care (POC diagnostic tests for sexually transmitted infections: Chlamydia trachomatis (CT, Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG, and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV. Methods. Literature search on PubMed for articles from January 2010 to August 2015, including original research in English on POC diagnostics for sexually transmitted CT, NG, and/or TV. Results. We identified 33 publications with original research on POC diagnostics for CT, NG, and/or TV. Thirteen articles evaluated test performance, yielding at least one test for each infection with sensitivity and specificity ≥90%. Each infection also had currently available tests with sensitivities <60%. Three articles analyzed cost effectiveness, and five publications discussed acceptability and feasibility. POC testing was acceptable to both providers and patients and was also demonstrated to be cost effective. Fourteen proof of concept articles introduced new tests. Conclusions. Highly sensitive and specific POC tests are available for CT, NG, and TV, but improvement is possible. Future research should focus on acceptability, feasibility, and cost of POC testing. While pregnant women specifically have not been studied, the results available in nonpregnant populations are encouraging for the ability to test and treat women in antenatal care to prevent adverse pregnancy and neonatal outcomes.

  20. An optimal method of iron starvation of the obligate intracellular pathogen, Chlamydia trachomatis

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    Christopher C. Thompson

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Iron is an essential cofactor in a number of critical biochemical reactions, and as such, its acquisition, storage, and metabolism is highly regulated in most organisms. The obligate intracellular bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis experiences a developmental arrest when iron within the host is depleted. The nature of the iron starvation response in Chlamydia is relatively uncharacterized because of the likely inefficient method of iron depletion, which currently relies on the compound deferoxamine mesylate (DFO. Inefficient induction of the iron starvation response precludes the identification of iron-regulated genes. This report evaluated DFO with another iron chelator, 2,2’-bipyridyl (Bpdl and presented a systematic comparison of the two across a range of criteria in a single-treatment time-of-infection regimen. We demonstrate that the membrane permeable Bpdl was superior to DFO in the inhibition of chlamydia development, the induction of aberrant morphology, and the induction of an iron starvation transcriptional response in both host and bacteria. Furthermore, iron starvation using Bpdl identified the periplasmic iron binding protein-encoding ytgA gene as iron- responsive. Overall, the data present a compelling argument for the use of Bpdl, rather than DFO, in future iron starvation studies of chlamydia and other intracellular bacteria.

  1. Targeted Delivery of Amoxicillin to C. trachomatis by the Transferrin Iron Acquisition Pathway.

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    Hai, Jun; Serradji, Nawal; Mouton, Ludovic; Redeker, Virginie; Cornu, David; El Hage Chahine, Jean-Michel; Verbeke, Philippe; Hémadi, Miryana

    2016-01-01

    Weak intracellular penetration of antibiotics makes some infections difficult to treat. The Trojan horse strategy for targeted drug delivery is among the interesting routes being explored to overcome this therapeutic difficulty. Chlamydia trachomatis, as an obligate intracellular human pathogen, is responsible for both trachoma and sexually transmitted diseases. Chlamydia develops in a vacuole and is therefore protected by four membranes (plasma membrane, bacterial inclusion membrane, and bacterial membranes). In this work, the iron-transport protein, human serum-transferrin, was used as a Trojan horse for antibiotic delivery into the bacterial vacuole. Amoxicillin was grafted onto transferrin. The transferrin-amoxicillin construct was characterized by mass spectrometry and absorption spectroscopy. Its affinity for transferrin receptor 1, determined by fluorescence emission titration [KaffTf-amox = (1.3 ± 1.0) x 108], is very close to that of transferrin [4.3 x 108]. Transmission electron and confocal microscopies showed a co-localization of transferrin with the bacteria in the vacuole and were also used to evaluate the antibiotic capability of the construct. It is significantly more effective than amoxicillin alone. These promising results demonstrate targeted delivery of amoxicillin to suppress Chlamydia and are of interest for Chlamydiaceae and maybe other intracellular bacteria therapies.

  2. Chlamydial Protease-Like Activity Factor Mediated Protection Against C. trachomatis In Guinea Pigs

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    Wali, Shradha; Gupta, Rishein; Yu, Jieh-Juen; Koundinya Lanka, Gopala Krishna; Chambers, James P.; Guentzel, M. Neal; Zhong, Guangming; Murthy, Ashlesh K.; Arulanandam, Bernard P.

    2016-01-01

    We have comprehensively demonstrated using the mouse model that intranasal immunization with recombinant chlamydial protease-like activity factor (rCPAF) leads to a significant reduction in bacterial burden, genital tract pathology and preserves fertility following intravaginal genital chlamydial challenge. In the present report, we evaluated the protective efficacy of rCPAF immunization in guinea pigs, a second animal model for genital chlamydial infection. Using a vaccination strategy similar to the mouse model, we intranasally immunized female guinea pigs with rCPAF plus CpG deoxynucleotides (CpG; as an adjuvant), and challenged intravaginally with C. trachomatis serovar D (CT-D). Immunization with rCPAF/CpG significantly reduced vaginal CT-D shedding and induced resolution of infection by day 24, compared to day 33 in CpG alone treated and challenged animals. Immunization induced robust anti-rCPAF serum IgG 2 weeks following the last immunization, and was sustained at a high level 4 weeks post challenge. Upregulation of antigen specific IFN-γ gene expression was observed in rCPAF/CpG vaccinated splenocytes. Importantly, a significant reduction in inflammation in the genital tissue in rCPAF/CpG-immunized guinea pigs compared to CpG-immunized animals was observed. Taken together, this study provides evidence of the protective efficacy of rCPAF as a vaccine candidate in a second animal model of genital chlamydial infection. PMID:27990018

  3. DXD Motif-Dependent and -Independent Effects of the Chlamydia trachomatis Cytotoxin CT166

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    Miriam Bothe

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The Gram-negative, intracellular bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis causes acute and chronic urogenital tract infection, potentially leading to infertility and ectopic pregnancy. The only partially characterized cytotoxin CT166 of serovar D exhibits a DXD motif, which is important for the enzymatic activity of many bacterial and mammalian type A glycosyltransferases, leading to the hypothesis that CT166 possess glycosyltransferase activity. CT166-expressing HeLa cells exhibit actin reorganization, including cell rounding, which has been attributed to the inhibition of the Rho-GTPases Rac/Cdc42. Exploiting the glycosylation-sensitive Ras(27H5 antibody, we here show that CT166 induces an epitope change in Ras, resulting in inhibited ERK and PI3K signaling and delayed cell cycle progression. Consistent with the hypothesis that these effects strictly depend on the DXD motif, CT166 with the mutated DXD motif causes neither Ras-ERK inhibition nor delayed cell cycle progression. In contrast, CT166 with the mutated DXD motif is still capable of inhibiting cell migration, suggesting that CT166 with the mutated DXD motif cannot be regarded as inactive in any case. Taken together, CT166 affects various fundamental cellular processes, strongly suggesting its importance for the intracellular survival of chlamydia.

  4. VACCINES. A mucosal vaccine against Chlamydia trachomatis generates two waves of protective memory T cells.

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    Stary, Georg; Olive, Andrew; Radovic-Moreno, Aleksandar F; Gondek, David; Alvarez, David; Basto, Pamela A; Perro, Mario; Vrbanac, Vladimir D; Tager, Andrew M; Shi, Jinjun; Yethon, Jeremy A; Farokhzad, Omid C; Langer, Robert; Starnbach, Michael N; von Andrian, Ulrich H

    2015-06-19

    Genital Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) infection induces protective immunity that depends on interferon-γ-producing CD4 T cells. By contrast, we report that mucosal exposure to ultraviolet light (UV)-inactivated Ct (UV-Ct) generated regulatory T cells that exacerbated subsequent Ct infection. We show that mucosal immunization with UV-Ct complexed with charge-switching synthetic adjuvant particles (cSAPs) elicited long-lived protection in conventional and humanized mice. UV-Ct-cSAP targeted immunogenic uterine CD11b(+)CD103(-) dendritic cells (DCs), whereas UV-Ct accumulated in tolerogenic CD11b(-)CD103(+) DCs. Regardless of vaccination route, UV-Ct-cSAP induced systemic memory T cells, but only mucosal vaccination induced effector T cells that rapidly seeded uterine mucosa with resident memory T cells (T(RM) cells). Optimal Ct clearance required both T(RM) seeding and subsequent infection-induced recruitment of circulating memory T cells. Thus, UV-Ct-cSAP vaccination generated two synergistic memory T cell subsets with distinct migratory properties. Copyright © 2015, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  5. ATIVISMO JUDICIAL E ESTADO DE DIREITO

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    Carlos Eduardo Dieder Reverbel

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho insere-se na Teoria do Estado e no Direito Constitucional. Parte da natural sociabilidade do humano para demonstrar que o Estado de Direito nasce para servir a pessoa, e esta abdica parte de sua liberdade em prol de um convívio harmônico e pacífico dentro da sociedade. Delimita, mesmo que não desenvolva, o que entende ser os princípios de Estado de Direito. Após, insere o estudo dentro das duas principais famílias de direito: common law e romano-germânica; apresentando o princípío prevalente em cada uma delas: legalidade e processualidade. Desenvolve distinção de McILWIAN entre  jurisdictio y gubernaculum, pois o Estado de Direito só pode ser aquele que delimite e proteja uma área restrita à  Política, e uma área restrita ao  Direito. Por fim, antes da conclusão e da bibliografia, mostramos  os  entraves que o  ativismo judicial  – inclusive colacionando jurisprudências – tem gerado para o florescimento de um Estado de Direito racional.

  6. Chlamydia trachomatis and Chlamydophila abortus induce the expression of secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor in cells of the human female reproductive tract.

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    Wheelhouse, Nick; Wattegedera, Sean; Fleming, Diana; Fitch, Paul; Kelly, Rodney; Entrican, Gary

    2008-09-01

    C. trachomatis and C. abortus are related Gram-negative intracellular bacteria that cause reproductive failure due to infertility (C. trachomatis) or abortion (C. abortus). These organisms target epithelial cells in the reproductive tract and/or placenta, but the innate immune mechanisms that lead to protection or pathology and disease are poorly understood. SLPI is an innate immune molecule which protects mucosal surfaces from infection and injury. C. trachomatis and C. abortus were found to induce SLPI mRNA and peptide expression in HeLa (cervical epithelium) and JEG-3 cells (trophoblast) respectively. Both cell lines constitutively expressed SLPI and, although infection enhanced this expression, killed organisms did not. These data demonstrate that Chlamydia/Chlamydophila grow in cells that express SLPI, suggesting that SLPI does not exert antimicrobial effects against these organisms. However, SLPI has multiple functions, and we speculate that it may play a role in controlling tissue inflammation and pathology.

  7. Wave Energy: State of the Art and future perspectives; Energia del oleaje: estado actual y perspectivas futuras

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    Ruiz Minguela, P.; Vilate Martinez, J. L.; Salcedo Fernandez, F.

    2008-07-01

    Among all the ways for harnessing ocean energy, wave energy is the most promising one due to its high power density and the number of existing projects under development. Although the first attempts to exploit wave energy go back to similar periods of other renewable energy sources, no particular technology has yet proved to be successful. This article introduces a classification of the various devices being developed at present. Also, there are reviewed the different international and national strategic actions set in place in order to promote technology development of wave energy extraction. Finally, the future perspectives of this kind of energy source are pointed out. Key words: wave energy converters, ocean energy, renewable energy sources. (Author)

  8. ESTADO ACTUAL DE LA PREVENCIÓN DE LOS ACCIDENTES DE MONTAÑA EN ARAGÓN

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    Ma. Antonia Nerín

    2005-01-01

    - Establecer las necesidades de los colectivos implicados (usuarios, profesionales e nstituciones para reducir la incidencia y severidad de los accidentes de montaña. Para ello, hemos utilizado los resultados de las campañas institucionales Montañas para Vivirlas Seguro de los años 2000, 2001 y 2002, se han analizado las ocupaciones relacionadas con las actividades deportivas en la montaña y hemos consultado directamente con las instituciones implicadas. El nivel de formación e información del usuario de la montaña en Aragón no es el adecuado para el riesgo potencial de las actividades de montaña; mientras que se evidencia la necesidad de reglar algunas profesiones de la montaña. El rescate en montaña es efectivo, eficaz y eficiente; la medicalización es efectiva, eficaz y no eficiente (atendiendo a los criterios de necesidad, oferta y demanda y la prevención -a pesar de los esfuerzos- es no eficaz, no eficiente y no efectiva. Por todo ello, es urgente la creaciÛn de un servicio de vigilancia de los accidentes de montaña, así como un centro que coordine las propuestas y actuaciones orientadas a prevenir los acci-dentes de montaña.

  9. Estado actual del diagnóstico de transformadores de potencia en las centrales eléctricas cubanas

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    Jorge J. Montané;et al.

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the present status of diagnosis techniques for power transformers, starting on world level andfocusing on methods and techniques applied in Cuba. Characteristics and requirements are presented for diagnosticprocess, including main monitoring parameters and methods.

  10. Estado de la cuestión sobre compuestos de yeso. la importancia actual de los residuos

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    San-Antonio González, A; Río Merino, Mercedes Del; Viñas Arrebola, Carmen

    2013-01-01

    El interés de los investigadores por mejorar las propiedades de los materiales tradicionales de construcción ha dado lugar a una gran cantidad de publicaciones durante las últimas décadas. El yeso es un material natural comúnmente utilizado en la construcción de edificios en forma de enlucidos y placas de yeso prefabricadas. En este estudio se estudian las líneas de investigación llevadas a cabo sobre los compuestos que tienen una matriz de yeso, mediante el análisis de los artículos científi...

  11. La investigación en la Universidad La Salle (México): antecedentes y estado actual

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    Esther Vargas

    2002-01-01

    En la Universidad La Salle, la investigación como función sustantiva se desarrolla oficialmente a partir de la creación del denominado "Centro de Investigación" (CI-ULSA) en 1991; dependencia adscrita a la Dirección de Posgrado e Investigación (DPI). Sin embargo, se puede considerar su inicio desde 1979 al proponerse como uno de los objetivos de la Dirección de Posgrado la realización de investigación, el cual cristaliza con la creación, en 1982, del Comité Coordinador de Investig...

  12. Estado actual y perspectivas de futuro de la potestad autonómica para crear impuestos propios

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    Irene Rovira Ferrer

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Despite their relevance as a source of funding and their chaotic proliferation in recent times, the revenue from the power of Autonomous Communities to create their own taxes is almost testimonial. The regulation of these taxes, scattered and confused, has become a source of multiple legal and political conflicts, which resulted in not always clear and consistent jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court. For that reason, and keeping in mind the limitations that are arriving from the European Union, it is necessary to develop an updated study of that power, and it is the main objective of this work. In particular, an overview of its current status in the different Autonomous Communities will be provided (with special reference to Catalonia. Moreover, the determination of the main problems encountered and a first approach about its future will be done.

  13. Estado actual del registro de escamados extinguidos de América del Sur y sus implicancias paleoambientales

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    Albino, Adriana María

    1994-01-01

    Full Text Available The record of the South American fossil Squamata extends from the Late Cretaceous to the Holocene. The recorded families are Iguanidae s.l., Teiidae, Gekkonidae, ?Scincidae, Amphisbaenidae, Boidae, Aniliidae, Colubridae and Viperidae Dinilysiidae from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia and Palaeopheidae from the Late Eocene of Ecuador are the only known extinct recorded families. The families distribution during the Cretaceous and most of the Tertiary apparently was more extensive than at present, due to more generalized subtropical climatic conditions. The geological events during the Cenozoic would have caused climatic and environmental changes that would have favoured the appeareance of new adaptative types and the restriction in the distribution of many forms.

  14. Estado actual del conocimiento de la biología de grupos aborígenes de la Argentina

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    Carnese, Francisco R.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde el año 1927 y hasta mediados de la década de 1980, los estudios genéticos poblacionales en aborígenes argentinos se circunscribieron principalmente al análisis y distribución de los grupos sanguíneos. Hacia fines de esa década comienzan a emplearse otros marcadores genéticos para la caracterización biológica de esos grupos humanos: enzimas eritrocitarias, proteinas séricas, sistemas HLA, Gm/Km, ADNn y ADNmt. Parte de esa información se empleo en el análisis de la diversidad genética de poblaciones del Chaco (wichi, toba y chorote y de la Patagonia (mapuche y tehuelche a diferentes niveles jerárquicos: proteico, nuclear y mitocondrial. La variabilidad genética intrapoblacional varió del 91% al 99%, mientras que el porcentaje de diferenciación genética interpoblacional (Gst' se incrementó desde el nivel proteico al molecular (proteico: Gst'=3.6%; ADNn: Gst'= 6.0% y ADNmt: Gst'= 10% . Al comparar los datos de los aborígenes argentinos (AA con otras poblaciones indígenas sudamericanas (IS se observaron similares valores de Gst' a nivel proteico (AA:Gst'=3.6%, IS: Gst'=3.0%-6.0% y más bajos a nivel nuclear (AA: Gst'= 6.0%, IS: Gst'= 11%-13% y mitocondrial (AA: Gst'= 8%, IS: Gst'= 26% -36%. Los valores de Gst' hallados en AA son los más bajos encontrados en IS, lo cual sugiere la existencia de un intenso flujo génico entre los habitantes del norte y del sur del país. Estos resultados parecen corresponderse con la información arqueológica e histórica.

  15. Las reformas del estado en América Latina: situación actual y retos

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    Pablo BANDEIRA

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Since the «third wave of democracy» started in the late 70s, there has been an intense process of political reform in Latin America. This article first analyzes the results of these reforms in the areas of citizen public participation, tax collection, the professionalization of the civil service and the effectiveness of the judicial system in the various countries of the region. Second, it identifies the main issues that still need to be reformed in these areas, and finally, discusses how these reforms can be carried in order to achieve the expected results.

  16. Síndromes talamésicos. Nuevos conceptos y estado actual del conocimiento en Costa Rica

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    German F Sáenz-Renauld; Walter Rodríguez-Romero

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    En tanto que para las hemoglobinas Hbs anormales es posible determinar los lugares de su origen (marcadores antropológicos), en las enfermedades talasémicas se tiene el problema de su amplia distribución en las principales poblaciones ancestrales. Las talasemias resultan ser las enfermedades monogénicas más comunes en el mundo. La amplia dispersión de la B talasemia en todo el Mediterráneo, el Medio Este de Asia, el sudeste Asiático, el subcontinente Indio y otras regiones, indica que sus orí...

  17. Psicología clínica y de la salud en España: su estado actual

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    Gualberto Buela Casal

    1995-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se analizan aspectos que han tenido una especial relevancia en la constitución y desarrollo de la Psicología Clínica en España: la situación en la universidad, las publicaciones sobre esta disciplina y las asociaciones científicas. La Psicología Clínica se consolida en el ámbito académico con la implantación de los estudios de psicología en diversas universidades, Sin embargo, no será hasta el principio de la década de los ochenta cuando se implante la asignatura de Modificación de Conducta en la mayoría de las universidades. Las publicaciones periódicas sobre Psicología Clínica, además de servir como medio de formación y divulgación, también son un buen indicador del grado de desarrollo, que se puede cuantificar en la capacidad de producción propia. Otro aspecto a considerar en el desarrollo de la Psicología Clínica en España son las asociaciones científicas de psicología que siguen una orientación conductual. Existen hasta la fecha cinco asociaciones, y cada una de ellas ha hecho su aportación, en mayor o menor medida, a la consolidación de la Psicología Clínica, tanto en el ámbito académico como profesional. Por último, Sehace una descripción de la orientación del psicólogo clínico en España

  18. Estado actual de la taxonomía de bivalvos dulceacuícolas chilenos: progresos y conflictos

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    ESPERANZA PARADA

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una revisión actualizada de la taxonomía de los bivalvos dulceacuícolas chilenos. Los bivalvos descritos a la fecha, están adscritos a dos familias: Hyriidae representada sólo por el género Diplodon con dos especies (D. chilensis y D. solidulus y Sphaeriidae representada por tres géneros: Pisidium con siete especies (P. chilense, P. magellanicum, P. lebruni, P. observationis, P. meierbrooki, P. huillichum y P. llanquihuense, Sphaerium con dos especies (S. lauricochae y S. forbesi y Musculium con dos especies (M. argentinum y M. patagonicum. Entidades subgenéricas y subespecíficas son reconocidas sólo para Hyriidae. Se incluye la sinonimia, localidad tipo y distribución geográfica donde las especies han sido registradas. Los caracteres diagnósticos más confiables para la identificación de las especies de Hyriidae son la morfología de la charnela en adultos y en larvas, la presencia o ausencia de los dientes larvales, y la posición y forma de éstos. En los Sphaeriidae, los caracteres taxonómicos más confiables a nivel de género son la forma y el número de sifones, y el tamaño de ambas hemibranquias; a nivel específico, son la morfometría y morfología de las valvas, la que incluye, posición del umbo, características de la charnela, forma y tamaño de los dientes cardinales, esculpido de las valvas y densidad de poros en la superficie interna de ellas. Se discuten los resultados en relación a los progresos y conflictos respecto del ordenamiento taxonómico y sistemático en ambas familias, las dificultades para la recopilación de la información, la necesidad de redescribir algunas especies a la luz de nuevas técnicas citogenéticas y moleculares y ampliar la base de datos con nuevos registros en áreas geográficas no estudiadas aún. Se propone a Pisidium chilense, P. huillichum, P. llanquihuense y P. lebruni como especies endémicas de Chile y se bosquejan regiones zoogeográficas considerando la distribución de las especies de esféridos chilenos, registradas a la fechaAn update of the Chilean freshwater bivalve taxonomy is presented. The bivalves described at present are adscribed to two families: Hyriidae represented only by the genus Diplodon with two species (D. chilensis and D. solidulus and Sphaeriidae represented by three genera: Pisidium with seven species (P. chilense, P. magellanicum, P. lebruni, P. observationis, P. meierbrooki, P. huillichum and P. llanquihuense, Sphaerium with two species (S. lauricochae and S. forbesi, and Musculium with two species (M. argentinum and M. patagonicum. Sub-generic and sub-specific taxa are recognized for Hyriidae only. The present study includes the synonymy, type locality and geographic distribution where the species have been recorded. The most reliable diagnostic features for Hyriidae species identification are the hinge morphology in adult specimens, the presence or absence of the valve teeth, and their position and shape in larvae. At the generic level within Sphaeriidae, the most reliable taxonomic characters are the morphology and number of the siphons, and the size of both demibranchs. At the species level these characters are valve morphometry and morphology, which includes beak position, hinge features, shape and size of cardinal teeth, valve sculpture and pore density of the inner surface of valves. Results are discussed regarding advances and conflicts related to the taxonomic and systematic arrangement in both families, the difficulties in data compilation, the need to re-describe some species using cytogenetic and molecular techniques, and to increase this database with new records in geographic areas not yet studied. Pisidium chilense, P. huillichum, P. llanquihuense and P. lebruni are proposed as endemic species for Chile and zoogeographic regions are sketched based on the distribution of Chilean spheriids reported at the present.

  19. Enfoque del estado actual de la bibliotecologia y ciencias de la información en el contexto internacional

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    Elsa Román Trelles

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    Full Text Available Se presenta una postura ante la problemática de la Ciencia de la Información en el contexto socio-económico del país. Un camino de aproximación en la solución de dicha problemática es el de cultivar una actitud científica permanente fomentando la labor de los talleres de investigación de pre y post-grado. Se destaca la importancia del nuevo plan de estudios como herramienta de trabajo para posibilitar la formación de un profesional capaz de crear demanda de información a partir de los requerimientos que surjan de una realidad determinada.

  20. Algoritmos Evolutivos y su empleo en el ajuste de controladores del tipo PID: Estado Actual y Perspectivas

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    Gilberto Reynoso-Meza

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Los controladores PID continúan siendo una solución fiable, robusta, práctica y sencilla para el control de procesos. Actualmente constituyen la primera capa de control de la gran mayoría de las aplicaciones industriales. De ahí que un número importante de trabajos de investigación se han orientado a mejorar su rendimiento y prestaciones. Las líneas de investigación en este campo van desde nuevos métodos de ajuste, pasando por nuevos tipos de estructura hasta metodologías de diseño integrales. Particularizando en el ajuste de parámetros, una de las formas de obtener una solución novedosa consiste en plantear un problema de optimización, el cual puede llegar a ser no-lineal, no-convexo y con restricciones. Dado que los algoritmos evolutivos han mostrado un buen desempeño para solucionar problemas complejos de optimización, han sido utilizados en diversas propuestas relacionadas con el ajuste de controladores PID. Este trabajo muestra un revisión de estas propuestas y las prestaciones obtenidas en cada caso. Así mismo, se identifican algunas tendencias y posibles líneas de trabajo futuras. Abstract: PID controllers are a reliable, robust, practical and easy to implement control solution for industrial processes. They provide the first control layer for a vast majority of industrial applications. Owing to this, several researches invest time and resources to improve their performance. The research lines in this field scope with new tuning methods, new types of structures and integral design methods. For tuning methods, improvements could be fulfilled stating an optimization problem, which could be non-linear, non-convex and highly constrained. In such instances, evolutionary algorithms have shown a good performance and have been used in various proposals related with PID controllers tuning. This work shows a review of these proposals and the benefits obtained in each case. Some trends and possible future research lines are also identified. Palabras clave: Controlador PID, PID convencional, PID borroso, PID fraccionario, Algoritmos Evolutivos, Optimización, Keywords: PID controller, Conventional PID, Fuzzy PID, Fractional order PID, Evolutionary algorithms, Optimization.