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CD48/17 - Regional Contribution to the Global Ministerial Forum on Research for Health
CD48/17 - Regional Contribution to the Global Ministerial Forum on Research for Health(20/Aug/2008)
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Emmanuel Dias: Súmula biográfica
O Doutor João Carlos Pinto Dias, destacado pesquisador e sanitarista brasileiro em doença de Chagas de reconhecimento mundial, tem nos feito chegar na ocasião dos 100 anos do natalício de seu pai o referente do século XX em matéria de doença de Chagas, Doutor Emmanuel Dias, este resumo biográfico comemorativo.(28/Jul/2008)
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Update of American Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis Control and Research: Final Report (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 6–7 November 2007)
The objective of this meeting was to set up an information platform on control and research gaps in American Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis in order to establish a road map for academia and control programs. This 176-page report contains a series of technical papers in two parts: (I) Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis), with 20 short papers and abstracts; and (II) Leishmaniasis, with 8.(7/Nov/2007)
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Las publicaciones de la OPS. Opiniones de visitantes a ferias y exposiciones
Se analizan 586 respuestas de visitantes a puestos de la OPS en 17 ferias del libro y exhibiciones de 9 países de las Américas. La encuesta utilizada recabó información sobre el perfil de los visitantes al stand y enfatizó las preguntas sobre el uso de distintas fuentes de información en salud. La red internet es la fuente de información que más recientemente utilizaron y para la mayoría es comparativamente su fuente de más asidua consulta.(21/Jan/2006)
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Los productos electrónicos de información de la OPS: Una evaluación de los usuarios
Mediante técnicas de encuestas en línea se recopilaron durante cuatro meses un total de 1422 respuestas de usuarios de productos electrónicos de información de la OPS. Los resultados permiten analizar, además del perfil básico de los usuarios tales como su país de residencia y ocupación, sus prácticas de gestión de información: horas semanales de uso de internet, fuentes de información utilizadas, tipo de información que necesitan, prácticas referidas a adquisición de información paga o gratuita en nternet. Asimismo, las respuestas permiten realizar una evaluación primaria de los usuarios los servicios de la librería en línea y de la Editorial OPS, basada en las opiniones de los usuarios.(21/Dec/2005)
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PAHO/WHO Ethical Guidelines for Research Involving Human Subjects
The objective of these guidelines is to inform international researchers who receive grants from PAHO of their responsibility in complying with ethical guidelines and how they should go about meeting the necessary requirements. In its research activities, PAHO seeks to ensure that any project in which it is involved complies with international ethical guidelines.(7/Sep/2005)
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La información científica y técnica de la OPS en los medios masivos de comunicación de la región
El objetivo central de este estudio fue analizar el impacto de la información científico técnica de la OPS en los medios masivos de comunicación en la Región de las Américas, tratando de identificar el eje esencial en que los medios centran su atención al informar sobre la OPS, especialmente en cuanto a los temas tratados y sus fuentes de consulta.(20/Jul/2005)
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Las pruebas de significación estadística en tres revistas biomédicas: una revisión crítica
El objetivo de este estudio es caracterizar el empleo de las pruebas convencionales de significación estadística y las tendencias actuales que muestra su uso en tres revistas biomédicas del ámbito hispanohablante. (Rev Panam Salud Pública, 2004 15(5):300-306) (Usted puede comprar este artículo)(23/May/2004)
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Workshop on Implementation Research (IR) in Leprosy (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 23–25 March 2004)
This workshop was co-organized by the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Twenty participants from ten countries and four TDR/WHO staff members took part in the event. Objectives were to develop a conceptual framework on challenges in leprosy elimination and integration; and for leprosy IR, to define research priorities, outline a priority plan, and develop a strategy for advocacy and fundraising. This page offers a summary of the meeting and access to the 11-page report and related links.(25/Mar/2004)
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PAHO Researcher Guides for Writing a Research Proposal/Protocol, Progress Report, Final Report and Abstract, Policy Recommendations, and for Protecting Human Subjects (Ethical Aspects)
Making these guides available to researchers is aimed at enabling them to comply with PAHO standards when submitting research proposals, progress reports, and final reports. In addition, international ethical guidelines are included on the protection of human subjects involved in research, in easy-to-follow summary form, along with the necessary forms for ethical certification in the country where the research is being carried out.(19/Feb/2004)
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Sampling Guidelines for Surveillance and Vector-Control Activities Related to Chagas Disease
In monitoring and controlling vector-borne transmission of Chagas disease, there are various situations in which sampling techniques can offer sufficient and reliable information when it comes to guiding action. This means greater operational rationality and cost reduction. The degree of possible selectivity is limited because current techniques used in entomological research offer low sensitivity—above all in situations in which vector density is low or minimal, as tends to happen in advanced control phases. Also in the case of seroprevalence studies used to scale the problem or performance auditing, it is not justifiable to include the entire population. These are the reasons justifying the proposal for and production of these Sampling Guidelines for Chagas disease surveillance and vector control. This page offers a summary in English and access to the full text in Spanish and Portuguese.(31/Dec/2003)
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CAIS-2003-Visitas a áreas técnicas. Area de Desarrollo Estratégico de la Salud (DPM/SHD). Información Técnica.
Documento presentado durante la XXXVIII Reunión del Comité Asesor de Investigaciones en Salud (CAIS), Washington, D.C.. Noviembre 3–5 de 2003. Miembros del CAIS: André Contandriopoulos y Víctor Penchaszadeh(6/Nov/2003)
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ACHR-2003-05-The Research Grants Program Contribution to the Management of Knowledge
Document of the XXXVIII Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR). Presentation DR. Rebecca de los Rios. These reports emphasized the description of the number of projects that PAHO received, evaluated and approved for the different calls for proposals made in that period and the technical cooperation activities in support of implementation of multicenter projects and research competitions.(5/Nov/2003)
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ACHR-2003-06-Presentation InterAcademy Medical Panel
Document of the XXXVIII Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Health Research. By David Challoner, Foreign Secretary, US Institute of Medicine, (IOM) (5/Nov/2003)
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ACHR-2003-07 Health of Older Persons Some findings from the PAHO Multicenter Survey SABE
Document of the XXXVIII Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR). Presentation DR. Martha Pelaez, (PAHO's Information and Knowledge Mangement Area) (5/Nov/2003)
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ACHR-2003-01-Agenda
Document of the XXXIII Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR).Washington, DC. 3–5 de de noviembre 2003.(7/Aug/2003)
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ACHR-2003-02-List of Participants
Document of the XXXVIII Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR),(7/Aug/2003)
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SARS: Developing a Research Response (30 May 2003, NIH/NIAID, Bethesda, MD, USA)
In order to address research needs on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), PAHO/WHO participated together with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, USA, in an all-day scientific workshop at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The workshop featured international experts in the fields of coronavirus biology, vaccine development, antiviral drug development, laboratory diagnosis, SARS epidemiology, etiology and clinical management. This page provides a link to the NIH site with the presentations made at the workshop.(30/May/2003)
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Information distribution in the Americas
Chapter Seven of PAHO Publication Health in the Americas, 2002 edition, deals with Health Resources and Technolgoy. This chapter includes a set of selected indicators of information distribution for countries of the Americas. Internet hosts, internet service providers, personal computers per 100 pop, internet users, population connected to the internet and hospitals with computerized systems are some of the selected indicators.(15/Sep/2002)
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XXXVII Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR)
Documents of the Science, Health and Development: Achievements and Challenges in One Hundred Years of PAHO. Washington, D.C. 12-14 June 2002 (20/May/2002)
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ACHR-00-06-PAHO Technical Cooperation for training and exchange of researchers
Document of the XXXV Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR), Habana, Cuba. 17 to 19 July 2000.(17/Jul/2000)
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ACHR-99-10-Report of the Research Grants Program
Document of the XXXIV Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR)Washington, DC, 12-14 of July 1999(12/Jul/1999)
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ACHR-99-11-Research Activities of the Latin American Center of Perinatology
Document of the XXXIV Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR)Washington, DC, 12-14 of July 1999(12/Jul/1999)
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Violence in couples
This article describes variables related to different forms of violence in couples. These variables have been organized in a theoretical model that takes into account cultural factors, sociodemographic and family characteristics, attitudes, and other variables defined as inhibitors and facilitators of violence in conflict situations.(6/May/1999)
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XXXIII Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR)
Documents of the XXXIII Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR) Research in health and environment. Caracas, 1-3 of June 1998 (3/Jun/1998)
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XXXII Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR)
Documents of the XXXII Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR).Washington, DC,16-18 of July 1997 (16/Jul/1997)
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ACHR-97-10-Nurses Making the Difference: WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery Network
Document of the XXXII Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR).Washington, DC,16-18 of July 1997(16/Jul/1997)
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ACHR-97-18-Report of Biotechnology Subcommittee
Document of the XXXII Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Health Research (ACHR).Washington, DC,16-18 of July 1997(16/Jul/1997)
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Relación causal entre virus del papiloma humano y cáncer cervicouterino y consecuencias para la prevención
En el presente artículo (Boletín de la Oficina Sanitaria Panamericana 121 [6] 1996) se revisan las pruebas epidemiológicas que vinculan a los virus del papiloma humano (VPH) con el cáncer cervicouterino. Los autores llegan a la conclusión de que más de 90% de todos los cánceres de cuello de útero se pueden atribuir a ciertos tipos de VPH, de los cuales el VPH 16 representa la mayor proporción (alrededor de 50%), seguido de los VPH 18 (12%), 45 (8%) y 31 (5%).(1/Dec/1996)
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