Daniel Barros De Castro

Daniel Barros De Castro
Foundation for Health Surveillance

Doctor of Public Health

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Objective Public health research frequently requires the integration of information from different data sources. However, errors in the records and the high computational costs involved make linking large administrative databases using record linkage (RL) methodologies a major challenge. We present Tucuxi-BLAST, a versatile tool for probabilistic R...
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Background Public health research frequently requires the integration of information from different data sources. However, errors in the records and the high computational costs involved make linking large administrative databases using record linkage (RL) methodologies a major challenge. Methods We present Tucuxi-BLAST, a versatile tool for proba...
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Background Since the end of 2020, there has been a great deal of international concern about the variants of SARS-COV-2 B.1.1.7, identified in the United Kingdom; B.1.351 discovered in South Africa and P.1, originating from the Brazilian state of Amazonas. The three variants were associated with an increase in transmissibility and worsening of the...
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Background Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant, Gamma, emerged in the city of Manaus in late 2020 during a large resurgence of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and has spread throughout Brazil. The effectiveness of vaccines in settings with widespread Gamma variant transmission has not been reported. Methods We perf...
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Background: Since the end of 2020, there has been a great deal of international concern about the variants of SARS-COV-2 B.1.1.7, identified in the United Kingdom; B.1.351 discovered in South Africa and P.1, originating from the Brazilian state of Amazonas. The three variants were associated with an increase in transmissibility and worsening of the...
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Background Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant P.1 emerged in the city of Manaus in late 2020 during a large resurgence of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and has spread throughout Brazil. The effectiveness of vaccines in settings with widespread P.1 transmission has not been reported. Methods We performed a matched...
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We observed that in the second wave there were a higher incidence and an increase in the proportion of cases of COVID-19 in the younger age groups. There was also an increase in the proportion of women among Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) cases from 40% (2,709) in the first wave to 47% (2,898) in the second wave and in the proportion of...
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Background Malaria and HIV are two important public health issues. However, evidence on HIV- Plasmodium vivax co-infection (HIV/PvCo) is scarce, with most of the available information related to Plasmodium falciparum on the African continent. It is unclear whether HIV can change the clinical course of vivax malaria and increase the risk of complica...
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Background. Malaria and HIV are two important public health issues. However, data on HIV-Plasmodium vivax co-infection (HIV/PvCo) is scarce, with most of the available data related to P. falciparum in the African region. It is unclear whether HIV can change the clinical course of Plasmodium vivax (Pv) malaria, and thereby increase the risk of compl...
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Background. Malaria and HIV are two important public health issues. However, evidence on HIV-Plasmodium vivax co-infection (HIV/PvCo) is scarce, with most of the available information related to P. falciparum on the African continent. It is unclear whether HIV can change the clinical course of Plasmodium vivax (Pv) malaria, and increase the risk of...
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Background Malaria and HIV are two important public health issues. However, evidence on HIV-Plasmodium vivax co-infection (HIV/PvCo) is scarce, with most of the available information related to Plasmodium falciparum on the African continent. It is unclear whether HIV can change the clinical course of vivax malaria and increase the risk of complicat...
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Background In Brazil, penile cancer (PC) is not uncommon. The highest incidence of PC is in the North and Northeast of the country. In addition to phimosis, the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Epstein-Baar Virus (EBV) infections are also related as risk factors for PC. The overexpression of p16INK4a is a surrogate sensitive marker of HPV infection i...
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Objective To estimate the prevalence of Chagas disease in pregnant women and the vertical transmission of the disease. Methods Observational studies were identified from eight electronic databases and details on study design, population, and prevalence of Chagas disease were extracted. The data were pooled using a random‐effects model and chorople...
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Objectives Estimate TB mortality rates, catalogue multiple causes on death certificates in which TB was reported and identify predictors of TB from reporting on death certificates in the State of Amazonas, Brazil, based on a multiple cause of death approach. Methods The death records of residents in the Amazonas state between 2006–2014 were analyz...
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OBJECTIVES. To estimate TB mortality rates, describe multiple causes in death certificates in which TB was reported and identify predictors of TB reporting in death certificates in the State of Amazonas, Brazil, based on a multiple cause of death approach. METHODS. Death records of residents in AM within 2006-2014 were classified based on tuberculo...
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Introdução: A hanseníase é uma doença milenar, permanecendo no século XXI como um grande desafio à saúde pública mundial. Objetivo: Analisar a distribuição espacial e temporal da incidência de hanseníase em menores de 15 anos no município de Manaus, no período de 2009 a 2015. Métodos: Estudo epidemiológico de caráter descritivo do tipo ecológico, c...
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Background: In Latin America, where Plasmodium vivax malaria is more prevalent, it is known that this species plays an important role in the sustainability of transmission, and can have an impact on morbidity in terms of anaemia, nutritional status, and cognitive development in children. Methods: The present study aimed to assess the impact of m...
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Background Brazil is among the 30 countries with high-burden of tuberculosis worldwide, and Manaus is the capital with the highest tuberculosis incidence. The accelerated economic and population growth in Manaus in the last 30 years has strengthened the process of social stratification that may result in population groups that are less favored in t...
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Objectives: To analyze the relationship between the occurrence of dengue and ovitrap positivity and dengue egg density in two Amazonas municipalities (Brazil) in 2016. Methods: We performed a case-control study using secondary data from the dengue fever surveillance system. Ovitraps distributed regularly in the urban area of two cities were used...
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Background: Dengue is the most prevalent arboviral disease affecting humans. The frequency and magnitude of dengue epidemic have significantly increased over recent decades. This study aimed to identify dengue epidemic types and risk factors for the extensive epidemics that occurred in 2010-2011, across the municipalities of Amazonas state, Brazil...
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SETTING: Brazil ranks eighteenth worldwide in annual numbers of new tuberculosis (TB) cases. The municipality of Manaus, Amazonas State, has the highest incidence of TB in Brazil.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality of TB epidemiological surveillance, and to describe the spatial distribution pattern of TB incidence in Manaus and its social determinan...
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Success in tuberculosis control depends on the implementation of steps that reduce social inequities, allowing the diagnosis and effective treatment of the disease. Little is known about the conditions affecting antituberculosis treatment non-adherence in areas of great social and economic heterogeneity, such as the municipality of Rio de Janeiro....
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Resumo Introdução: Os estudos relacionados aos fatores socioeconômicos e hanseníase demostram os fatores de riscos com informações relevantes para elaboração de políticas públicas visando o controle e tratamento deste problema de saúde pública, uma vez que a hanseníase se enquadra dentro das doenças negligenciadas preconizada pela Organização Mundi...
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Dengue is a major public health problem in tropical and subtropical areas worldwide. There is a lack of information on the risk factors for death due to severe dengue fever in developing countries, including Brazil where the state of Amazonas is located. This knowledge is important for decision making and the implementation of effective measures fo...
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Despite the availability of tuberculosis prevention and control services throughout Amazonas, high rates of morbidity and mortality from tuberculosis remain in the region. Knowledge of the social determinants of tuberculosis in Amazonas is important for the establishment of public policies and the planning of effective preventive and control measur...
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Malaria is a major public health problem worldwide. In Brazil, an average of 420,000 cases of malaria have been reported annually in the last 12 years, of which 99.7 % occurred in the Amazon region. This study aimed to analyse the distribution of malaria in the State of Amazonas and the influence of indigenous malaria in this scenario, to evaluate...
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Envenoming snakebites are thought to be a particularly important threat to public health worldwide, especially in rural areas of tropical and subtropical countries. The true magnitude of the public health threat posed by snakebites is unknown, making it difficult for public health officials to optimize prevention and treatment. The objective of thi...
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Few studies have reported the molecular epidemiological characterization of HIV-1 in the Northern region of Brazil. The present study reports the molecular and epidemiological characterization of 31 HIV-1 isolates from blood donors from the State of Amazonas who donated blood between April 2006 and March 2007. Serum/plasma samples from all donors w...
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The rational of this study we intended to investigate whether the peripheral blood immunological/virological biomarkers were associated with distinct patterns of sleeping quality in patients with chronic hepatitis C-(HCV). Distinct well-established indexes/scores were used to categorize the sleeping quality of HCV patients, including the Pittsburgh...
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Background: Dengue is the most prevalent arboviral disease affecting humans. The frequency and magnitude of dengue epidemic have significantly increased over recent decades. This study aimed to identify dengue epidemic types and risk factors for the extensive epidemics that occurred in 2010-2011, across the municipalities of Amazonas state, Brazil.
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Cochlospermum regium (Mart. and Schr.) Pilger, popularly known as "algodãozinho do campo", is a medicinal plant that grows in the Cerrado of Brazil. This plant has been used in traditional medicine against various diseases such as leucorrhoea, gastritis and ulcers. It has also been effective in treating skin problems like pimples, boils and blotche...
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Stryphnodendron adstringens (Martius) Coville (Leguminosae), popularly known as “barbatimão”, is a medicinal plant that grows in the central Savannas of Brazil. Decoctions or infusions of the stem bark are traditionally used by the native population of Brazil in the treatment of leukorrhea, diarrhoea and as an anti-inflammatory medicine. The aim of...
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In the present study, we have evaluated the clastogenic and/or aneugenic activities of the lyophilized extract of the rhizome of Cochlospermum regium Mart. (algodãozinho-do-campo), which has been used by Brazilian population as anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-bacterial and anti-edematogenic agents. The mouse bone marrow micronucleus test was app...

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