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Efficacy comparison of oral rehydration solutions containing either 90 or 75 millimoles of sodium per liter
In a randomized trial, 62 infants 2 to 35 months of age with dehydration due to acute watery diarrhea were allocated to one of two groups: group A received solution A (World Health Organization-recommended oral rehydration ...
How harmful is diarrhoea?
Apart from the physical suffering and deaths that they cause at the individual and family level, diarrhoeal diseases also play a negative role in national development
Public health implications of low birth weight
The present paper interpets the significance of anthropometric data of newborns from a typical Indian village of Guatemala and from the general population of Costa Rica. A good correlation exists between a deficient fetal ...
Consideraciones sobre la desnutrición en Centro América, con especial referencia a Costa Rica
El presente trabajo analiza ciertos conceptos referentes a la situación nutricional de Costa Rica y con menos énfasis del resto de Centro América, con base en la información disponible. Se ha tratado de describir los ...
Campaña de educación sobre el SIDA, 1987
(Rev. Cost. Cienc. Méd., 9 (3), 1988, 1988)
Ya en abril de 1987, la epidemia del síndrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida (SIDA) en Costa Rica, aparentaba ser similar a la de los Estados Unidos de América y otras naciones industrializadas. Consecuentemente, ...
Umbilical Cord Immunoglobulins and Fetal Maturity: Neonates in a Guatemalan Indian Village
During a 9-year prospectivestudy in a Mayan Indian village (1), umbilical cord blood was collected by untrained midwivesfrom most newborns. Specimens mixed with maternal blood were screened according to their ratios ...
Environmental determinants and origins of malnutrition
The characterization of protein-calorie malnutrition (PCM) more than 30 years ago led to its recognition as a scourge of underdeveloped societies (1). For more than two decades, however, PCM was considered a medical ...
Not just the lack of food
Whose who are familiar with rural areas of developing nations are often amazed to tind malnourished children in families where food is available in amounts sufficient to ensure an adequate diet. There may seem to be plenty ...
Effect of infection on food intake and the nutritional state: perspectives as viewed from the viIlage
Data from a prospective study of a Guatemalan village population revealed an exceedingly high force of infection which may affect nutrition and growth from gestation onward. Maternal morbidity was higher and fetal antigenic ...
Infections and infectious diseases in a malnourished population: a long-term prospective field study
The importance of infectious disease and its role in the shaping of the history of mankind has been recognized since Biblical times. Pestilences were recorded in many classical books, while most religions developed ...