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Microwave treatment of human milk to prevent transmission of Chagas disease

Overview of attention for article published in Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, January 2003
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

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Title
Microwave treatment of human milk to prevent transmission of Chagas disease
Published in
Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, January 2003
DOI 10.1590/s0036-46652003000100008
Pubmed ID
Authors

Cláudio Santos Ferreira, Vicente Amato Neto, Erika Gakiyai, Rita Cristina Bezerra, Ruth Semira Rodríguez Alarcón

Abstract

It is recognized that breast feeding is an alternative means of transmission of Chagas disease. However, thermal treatment of milk can prevent this occurrence. As domestic microwave ovens are becoming commonplace, the efficacy of microwave thermal treatment in inactivating Trypanosoma cruzi trypomastigotes in human milk was tested. Human milk samples infected with T. cruzi trypomastigotes (Y strain) from laboratory-infected mice, were heated to 63 degrees C in a domestic microwave oven (2,450 MHz, 700 W). Microscopical and serological examinations demonstrated that none of the animals inoculated orally or intraperitoneally with infected milk which had been treated, got the infection, while those inoculated with untreated, infected milk, became infected. It was concluded that the simple treatment prescribed, which can easily be done at home, was effective in inactivating T. cruzi trypomastigotes contained in human milk.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 9 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 2 22%
Student > Master 2 22%
Researcher 2 22%
Other 1 11%
Unknown 2 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 44%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 11%
Engineering 1 11%
Unknown 3 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 July 2014.
All research outputs
#5,410,153
of 16,882,949 outputs
Outputs from Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
#51
of 399 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#88,995
of 293,535 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
#2
of 15 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 399 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 2.7. This one is in the 46th percentile – i.e., 46% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
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