[risk factors and frequency of positive antibodies for leptospirosis in a sub urban population near santiago].leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease and its incidence is known in chile since 2002, when it was incorporated as a disease that must be reported to health authorities. a serologic survey for leptospirosis was performed in humans and animals from a farm in a semi urban area in santiago chile, after the death of a farmer due to weil disease in that place.200515953949
differential time to positivity and quantitative cultures for noninvasive diagnosis of catheter-related blood stream infection in children.accurate diagnosis of catheter-related blood stream infection (crbsi) is necessary to make a decision about removal of the catheter. differential time to positivity (dtp) and the ratio of quantitative cultures (rqc) between central and peripheral blood cultures have not been evaluated against a strict standard in children, namely catheter tip culture.200818600195
[human hydatidosis in chile. seroprevalence and estimate of the number of infected people].chile is located in the southwestern border of south america. the country is 4,329 km long and 96-342 wide. from north to south it is divided into five marked different biogeographical zones: deserts, steppes, bushes, forests (cattle raising) and austral (sheep raising). population (june 1999) 15,017,760 (14.6% rural). human hydatidosis is endemic in chile. according to ministry of health information about 320 cases are registered each year. in order to find out the likely prevalence of human hy ...199910883493
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