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Exposure to mercury vapor and methyl –mercury may lead to serious health problems and life-threatening conditions. Fetuses and children are the most affected. The interference with many physiological processes makes prediction of the effects very difficult. People must be aware that the symptoms of intoxication with mercury compounds have a delay o...
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Exposure to mercury and health risks. The impact of mercury on human health and enviroment

Clinical, biological, and anthropological aspects of leis...

By D. Mans | R. Hu | A. Kent | S. Ramdas | H. Schallig | J. Zeegelaar
The parasitic disease cutaneous leishmaniasis is an increasing health problem in many countries including the Republic of Suriname. Diagnosis is difficult and treatment options are few, while the side-effects are serious and treatment failure is not uncommon. Insight into the epidemiology and biology of the disease in Suriname is scant. Cutaneous l...
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Clinical, biological, and anthropological aspects of leishmaniasis in Suriname - report of the final meeting of the Integrated Program

Genetic diversity of Trypanosoma cruzi circulating in mam...

By J. Péneau | D. Blanchet | B. de Thoisy | C. Aznar
Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas disease is a parasitic protozoan endemic to Latin America. This parasite is highly diverse, with several divergent and discrete major genotypes reported: TcI to TcVI. In this study, we report genetic diversity of T. cruzi circulating in mammals and triatomines 85 samples collected in Cayenne and it...
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Genetic diversity of Trypanosoma cruzi circulating in mammals and triatomines collected in urban areas, in French Guiana

Drug targeting to the diseased brain

By A. de Boer | G. Schenk
The delivery of hydrophilic drugs to the brain is limited by the various barriers in the brain. In this respect, the blood-brain barrier BBB is the most important barrier because it functions as a physical and metabolic barrier represented by the endothelial cells of brain capillaries. In order to treat brain diseases, drugs must pass the BBB by ta...
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Drug targeting to the diseased brain
De wijdverspreide voorstelling van de natuur als een verzameling dieren - en dan liefst exotische hogere dieren zoals tijgers, olifanten, giraffes, chimpansees en krokodillen – tegen een statische groene achtergrond van planten is een ernstige misvatting van de complexiteit en dynamiek van de plantenbiodiversiteit. Dit, omdat planten alle functies...
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“Nature, green in leaf and stem”. Het belang van de biodiversiteit voor planten met medicinale eigenschappen

Diabetes mellitus: historical background, global aspects,...

By R. Bipat | D. Mans | J. Toelsie | M. Algoe
The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is increasing in many parts of the world including various Third World countries. Higher prevalence has been demonstrated in several ethnic groups including the descendants of Asia and Africa. This may also hold true for Suriname suggesting a high prevalence of diabetes mellitus here, but this remains to be deter...
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Diabetes mellitus: historical background, global aspects, and impacts in Suriname
Diabetes mellitus is highly prevalent in Suriname, where it claims more than 170 deaths per year. Plant-derived preparations are extensively used in the treatment of this disorder, but often without scientific proof of therapeutic efficacy. In this study, we searched in on-line libraries such as PubMed and Hinari for evidence of potential therapeut...
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Efficacy of Surinamese plants in the therapy of diabetes mellitus - analysis of the literature
The worldwide occurrence of male urogenital malignancies cancers of prostate, penis, and testes, as well as those of kidneys and urinary bladder of men varies from exceedingly rare to very common. In this study, incidence rates of these neoplasms in the Republic of Suriname between 1980 and 2004 have been assessed and compared with international da...
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The incidence of malignancies of the male urogenital system in the Republic of Suriname from 1980 through 2004
Female urogenital malignancies differ considerably from each other with respect to their incidence and geographical distribution. So far, no comprehensive studies have been carried out on the occurrence of these neoplasms in the Republic of Suriname. In this study, we determined their incidence in Suriname between 1980 and 2004, stratified these fi...
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The incidence of malignancies of the female urogenital system in the Republic of Suriname from 1980 through 2004
Rede uitgesproken bij de aanvaarding van het ambt van hoogleraar in de huidinfecties, in het bijzonder lepra, aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam op 16 december 2010. Reizigers zoals migranten, expats, toeristen, en militairen lopen het risico om in het buitenland in aanraking te komen met ziekteverwekkers die in het land van herkomst niet voorkome...
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Spectrum van huidinfecties: Van schandvlek tot zorg
  






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