All publications of “Alfredo Maluf Neto”

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Munchausen syndrome and Munchausen syndrome by proxy: a narrative review

Daniel de Sousa Filho, Elton Yoji Kanomata, Ricardo Jonathan Feldman, Alfredo Maluf Neto

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017MD3746

ABSTRACT The Munchausen syndrome and Munchausen syndrome by proxy are factitious disorders characterized by fabrication or induction of signs or symptoms of a disease, as well as alteration of laboratory tests. People with this syndrome pretend that they are sick and tend to seek treatment, without secondary gains, at different care facilities. Both syndromes are well-recognized conditions described in the literature since 1951. They are frequently observed by health teams in clinics, hospital wards and emergency rooms. We performed a […]

Physicians’ attitude towards tobacco dependence in a private hospital in the city of São Paulo, Brazil

Alessandra Maria Julião, Ana Luiza Lourenço Simões Camargo, Vanessa de Albuquerque Cítero, Mara Fernandes Maranhão, Alfredo Maluf Neto, Ângela Tavares Paes, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000200004

Objective:To investigate how often physicians identify and treat tobacco dependence and whether characteristics as gender, age, marital status, medical specialty and smoking status can influence their attitude towards this question.METHODS:A cross-sectional study was performed on 515 physicians working in a private hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, using a confidential voluntary questionnaire sent and answered electronically.RESULTS:We found that 89% of physicians who answered the research questionnaire often or always asked their patients about smoking habits, but only 39% often or always […]