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    • A public health approach to the “Food-Malnutrition-Economic Recession” complex 

      Mata Jiménez, Leonardo (1988)
      The authors in this volume disagree as to whether the current economic world recession and its accompanying adjustment policies affect nutrition and health. Based on the data presented throughout this volume and the ...
    • Abdominal angiostrongylosis 

      Morera Villalobos, Pedro (1995)
      Abdominal angiostrongylosis, caused by Atigiostrongylus costaricensis (Morera and Cespedes, 1971) or Morerastrongylus rostaricensis (Chabaud, 1972), is a parasitic disease characterized by a granulomatous inflammatory ...
    • Agentes etiológicos infecciosos de la diarrea 

      Mata Jiménez, Leonardo (1985)
      En los últimos años, se ha logrado comprender mejor la epidemiología de la diarrea, aunque todavía muchos sectores, incluso profesionales, persisten en La creencia popular de que el síndrome es causado por "indigestión" ...
    • Bioética en la experimentación en seres humanos en Costa Rica 

      Mata Jiménez, Leonardo; Esquivel, José Miguel (2000)
      Uno de los mayores avances de la civilización ha sido la discusión filosófica sobre las intervenciones que el Homo sapiens ha hecho en su propia especie, ya motivado por el afán de mejorarla, ya estimulado por el poder, ...
    • Breast feeding, Diarrheal Disease, and Malnutrition in Less Developed Countries 

      Mata Jiménez, Leonardo (Pediatric Nutrition. Infant Feeding- Deficiences - Diseases p. 355-372, 1982)
      It has been known for centuries that non-breast-fed infants have a higher probability of dying prematurely than do breast-fed infants under conditions of underdevelopment. On the other hand, artificial feeding is more risky ...
    • Breast-feeding, weaning and the diarrhoeal syndrome in a Guatemalan Indian village 

      Mata Jiménez, Leonardo; Kronmal, Richard A.; García, Bertha; Butler, William; Urrutia, Juan José; Murillo González, Sandra (Ciba Foundation Symposium 42 (new series) published July 1976 by Elsevier/Excerpta Medica/North-Holland. pp.311-338., 1976)
      Prospective studies in Mayan Indian children living in their natural setting were carried out from 1964 through 1974; observations began at birth and extended at least throughout the first three years of life. Adequate ...
    • Cambios en la prevalencia de helmintos intestinales en Costa Rica, 1966-1982 

      Mata Jiménez, Leonardo; Pardo, Vekoh; Hernández Chavarría, Francisco; Albertazzi, Constantino; Vizconti, Marieta; Mata Greenwood, Adriana; Fernández, Raúl; Núñez, Elena; Vizcaíno, Moisés (1985-06)
      Se hace un análisis comparativo tanto de Ia prevalencia de helmintos intestinales como su intensidad en la población de Costa Rica entre 1966 y 1982. Tal comparación fue posible por haberse realizado dos encuestas en ...
    • Child Mortality and the Fertility Transition: Aggregated and Multilevel Evidence from Costa Rica 

      Rosero Bixby, Luis (1998)
      The author explores whether reduced child mortality is needed in order to realize fertility transition by examining empirical evidence from Costa Rica, a developing country which decreased both child mortality and birth ...
    • Ciencia, Tecnología y Cooperación Internacional en la Consolidación de la Salud en Costa Rica. 

      Mata Jiménez, Leonardo (2000)
      Costa Rica, al igual que otros países en desarrollo, ha derivado grandes beneficios de la ciencia y tecnología acuñada en países industrializados, especialmente en los Estados Unidos de América (EUA). La historia muestra ...
    • El contrato Merck/INBio 

      Mata Jiménez, Leonardo (1993)
      Es imposible discutir el contrato Merck-INBio en el momento actual por el hecho de habérsele mantenido oculto a Ia sociedad costarricense. Los medios de comunicación de toda clase han fracasado en sus intentos por obtenerlo ...
    • Control de las enfermedades infecciosas y descenso de la mortalidad en Venezuela 

      Evans, Ronald (1985)
      La lucha contra las enfermedades infecciosas ha sido obra tesonera del hombre, producto de diversas circunstancias, en que no siempre Ia labor media, propiamente dicha, ha sido el factor más determinante. Durante siglos, ...
    • Cryptosporidium diarrhea in costarican children 

      Mata Jiménez, Leonardo; Achí Araya, María Rosario (1986)
      Coccidian parasites of the genus Cryptosporidium cause acute diarrhea in many vertebrates, including man. Recent reviews on the subject [1-5] were stimulated by demonstration of a chronic, debilitating and generally fatal ...
    • Efectos de la expansión bananera sobre la salud humana y el sistema ecológico 

      Mata Jiménez, Leonardo; Mata Jiménez, Alfonso (1993)
      Los europeos que arribaron al territorio de Costa Rica, le encontraron virtualmente recubierto de un manto de bosques y selvas milenarios, además de áreas menores de manglares y páramos, y algunos escasos claros con ...
    • Environmental factors affecting nutrition and growth 

      Mata Jiménez, Leonardo (1985)
      Epidemiologic studies in tropical and subtropical regions highlighted the interaction between malnutrition and infectious disease and its contribution to determining morbidity and mortality in developing countries. There ...
    • Epidemiology of acute diarrhea in Childhood: an overview 

      Mata Jiménez, Leonardo (Raven Press p 3-22, 1983)
      Much has been learned about the epidemiology of acute diarrheal disease since the folk conceptualization of a syndrome caused by "food indigestion." Despite early recognition of shigellosis, salmonellosis, giardiasis, and ...
    • Exposure to N-nitrosamines and other risk factors for gastric cancer in Costa Rican children 

      Sierra Ramos, Rafaela; Ohshima, Hiroshi; Muñoz Calero, Nubia; Teuchmann, Sibylle; Peña, Salvador; Malaveille, Christian; Pignatelli, Brigitte; Chinnock Mc'Neil, Anne Eliza; El Ghissassi, F.; Chen, C.; Hautefeuille, A.; Gamboa Cerda, Cecilia; Bartsch, Helmut (1991-04-01)
      The hypothesis that endogenous chemical nitrosation in the normal stomach in early life could play a crucial role in inducing chronic atrophic gastritis/intestinal metaplasia in later life was tested by applying the ...
    • Factores determinantes de la realizacion de la prueba de VIH en Costa Rica 

      Santamaría Ulloa, Carolina; Valverde Muñoz, Juan Carlos (2014)
      El objetivo de este estudio es dilucidar las características de la población asociadas a que las personas se realicen la prueba de VIH en Costa Rica. La fuente de información utilizada es la Encuesta Nacional de Salud ...
    • Giardiasis: Impact on child growth 

      Farthing, Michael J. G.; Mata Jiménez, Leonardo; Urrutia, Juan José; Kronmal, Richard A. (1986)
      Chronic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract may impair physical growth during infancy and childhood. Growth retardation has been particularly well documented in children with Crohn's disease and coeliac disease in which ...
    • Global Importance of Diarrhieal Diseases and Malnutrition 

      Mata Jiménez, Leonardo (1985)
      The amount of new knowledge accumulated in the past 15 years about the aetiology, epidemiology, and public significance of diarrhoeal disease is quite remarkable, particularly because such knowledge has challenged orthodox ...
    • Infant mortality and birth rates 

      Hanson, Lars Ake; Bergstrom, Staffan; Rosero Bixby, Luis (1994-12)
      It has been suggested that decreasing infant mortality is a prerequisite for decreasing birth rates and the experience in several countries shows that decreasing infant mortality rates are indeed followed by declining ...