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Ali Golshiri, Mohammad Reza Mokhtaree, Ziba Shabani, Sayed Taghi Tabatabaee, Amir Rahnama, Mohammad Moradi, Ahamad Reza Sayadi, Hadi Faezi
BACKGROUND: To determine the effect of opium smoking cessation on the frequency and type of microorganisms in the nasopharynx of opium smokers. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study performed in psychology and ENT department of Moradi Hospital of Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences in 2008 (Kerman, Iran). Nasopharyngeal cultures were taken from 50 opium smokers before and 2 to 3 months after cessation of opium smoking. Potential pathogens were identified...
2009: Addiction & Health
M Alvarez Múgica, A Jalón Monzón, R C González Alvarez, S Escaf Barmadah, J L Martín Benito, J Regadera Sejas
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: To report to the literature a new case of primary psoas abscess. METHODS: The patient is a 65 years old woman who suffered back and left hip pain for approximately 1 month. A CTA showed a retroperitoneal mass that involved the left Psoas. It was drained 1800 cc of purulent fluid infected by Streptococo pneumoniae. RESULTS: In a CTA made 21 days after drainage, showed a very small residual collection. CONCLUSIONS: Primary Psoas Abscess are a very rare entity, with a low rate of mortatility if well treated...
October 2006: Actas Urologicas Españolas
M Hernández Rodríguez
Author reviews relations between streptococcal infections and rheumatic fever, particularly biological characteristics of streptococo, genetic and pathogenic factors. Special emphasis is placed on diagnostic criteria to avoid overdiagnosis. Finally, the basis for a program directed to eradicate the disease: screening of susceptible, individuals selection of rheumatogenic serotypes and vaccine preparation against this antigenic strains are reviewed.
August 1981: Anales Españoles de Pediatría
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