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Apuntes sociolingüísticos sobre la presencia de argentinismos en el léxico del español de Chile

The influence of Argentine Spanish on the lexicon of Chilean Spanish is examined in this article. Its content is presented via two axes: the application of the sociolinguistic concept of hidden prestige, for the purpose of describing the value that the speaker of Chilean Spanish gives to the dialect spoken in Argentina; and what the author calls asym-metrical permeability with...

Rabies review: immunopathology, clinical aspects and treatment

Among the diseases of viral origin, rabies is unique in its distribution and range of victims since it can afflict all warm-blooded animals. The interaction between the virus and the host population has facilitated the survival of the disease. The rabies virus (RV) has not changed in any significant way and has been capable of taking advantage of conditions suited to the...

Euscorpius (Scorpiones, Euscorpiidae): three cases of stings in northwestern Italy

In the period between June 2008 and August 2009, three cases of stings of Euscorpius scorpions indigenous to Italy were treated at two different emergency departments (ED) in hospitals of the Piedmont region, northwest Italy: Santa Croce e Carle General Hospital in Cuneo, and Santissima Annunziata Hospital in Savigliano. Scorpion stings in Italy are rare and not well documented...

Histological and biochemical effects induced by sublethal doses of Bothrops jararacussu venom in mice

Snake venom is characterized by hemorrhagic, coagulant, proteolytic and myotoxic activities which in Bothrops jaracussu venom are related to intraspecific variations. In the present study, female Swiss mice were divided into two groups: treated with 25µg or 50µg venom. These were subdivided into three groups of six animals each, according to blood collection: 2, 4 or 24h after...

Aprender a parar de ser humano: calar-se, não ter nome

Starting from the thorough analysis of some parts of Daybreak, this work aims to demonstrate how Nietzsche reconfigures the understanding of human being from a new basis.

EL PROYECTO DEL GENOMA EN LA LITERATURA BIOMÉDICA LATINOAMERICANA DE CUATRO PAÍSES

The present reflection refers to data obtained about the social representations of genomic research and its applications through the review of local literature written by biomedical researchers in four Latin American countries: Argentine, Chile, Mexico and Peru. Several issues are addressed, such as: little access to prevention and therapeutic methods related to genomic medicine...

Management of venomous snakebites in dogs and cats in Brazil

Snake envenoming is a major problem both to veterinary and human medicine in tropical countries due to high incidence, severity, and sequelae. In Brazil, most envenomings involving animals are caused by Bothrops and Crotalus snakes; these are the highest risk to animals. This study reports on Bothrops and Crotalus envenomings in dogs, the main species responsible for epidemiology...

Development of Polymer Resins using Neural Networks

The development of polymer resins can benefit from the application of neural networks, using its great ability to correlate inputs and outputs. In this work we have developed a procedure that uses neural networks to correlate the end-user properties of a polymer with the polymerization reactor's operational condition that will produce that desired polymer. This procedure is aimed...

NEUROMODULACIÓN PERIFÉRICA EN EL TRATAMIENTO DE LA INCONTINENCIA DE ORINA: EFECTO DE LA ESTIMULACIÓN TRANSCUTÁNEA DEL NERVIO TIBIAL POSTERIOR SOBRE LA VEJIGA HIPERACTIVA

Objective: To demonstrate objectively the efficiency of the neuromodulation with the transcuteneous posterior tibial nerve stimulation in overactive bladder, in a patient with urge incontinence, refractory to traditional treatments. Patient: A case of urinary mixed incontinence is presented. The TVT-Secur was used for the stress urinary incontinence. The urge-incontinence due to...

Cell-free antigens from precocious Paracoccidioides brasiliensis culture induce a typical delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction

Cell-free antigens (CFAg) derived from Paracoccidioides brasiliensis have typically been used in immunodiffusion reactions for serodiagnosis or therapeutic follow-up of paracoccidioidomycosis patients. Thus, we investigated the usefulness of CFAg obtained from cultures at different ages, to evaluate cellular immunity by the footpad test, in experimental murine...