All publications of “Breno Quintella Farah”

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Influence of parental smoking on the use of alcohol and illicit drugs among adolescents

Luciano Machado Ferreira Tenório de Oliveira ORCID logo , Ana Raquel Mendes dos Santos ORCID logo , Breno Quintella Farah ORCID logo , Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias ORCID logo , Clara Maria Silvestre Monteiro de Freitas ORCID logo , Paula Rejane Beserra Diniz ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019AO4377

ABSTRACT Objective: To evaluate the association between parental smoking and the use of alcohol and illicit drugs among adolescent children. Methods: A cross-sectional study with 6,264 adolescents (59.7% female) aged between 14 and 19 years. To establish the sample, we used two-stage cluster random sampling. The data on parental smoking and use of cigarettes, alcohol and illicit drugs among adolescents were collected using a questionnaire. Results: Smoking adolescents were more prone to use alcohol (odds ratio − OR: 10.35; 95%CI: […]

Association between active commuting and elevated blood pressure in adolescents

Fábio da Silva Santana, Aline Cabral Palmeira, Marcos André Moura dos Santos, Breno Quintella Farah, Bruna Cadengue Coêlho de Souza, Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017AO4093

ABSTRACT Objective: To analyze the association between active commuting and blood pressure in adolescents. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study with high school students from public education network in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. Data from 6039 students (14 to 19 years) were collected using a questionnaire. “Physically inactive” were considered those who reported not to walk or ride a bicycle to and from school on any day of the past week, and/or those who, regardless of the weekly frequency […]

Is the algorithm used to process heart rate variability data clinically relevant? Analysis in male adolescents

Antonio Henrique Germano Soares, Breno Quintella Farah, Gabriel Grizzo Cucato, Carmelo José Albanez Bastos-Filho, Diego Giulliano Destro Christofaro, Luiz Carlos Marques Vanderlei, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3683

ABSTRACTObjectiveTo analyze whether the algorithm used for the heart rate variability assessment (fast Fourier transform versus autoregressive methods) influenced its association with cardiovascular risk factors in male adolescents.Methods This cross-sectional study included 1,152 male adolescents (aged 14 to 19 years). The low frequency, high frequency components (absolute numbers and normalized units), low frequency/high frequency ratio, and total power of heart rate variability parameters were obtained using the fast Fourier transform and autoregressive methods, while the adolescents were resting in a […]

Relation between body composition and bone mineral density in young undregraduate students with different nutritional status

Edil de Albuquerque Rodrigues Filho, Marcos André Moura dos Santos, Amanda Tabosa Pereira da Silva, Breno Quintella Farah, Manoel da Cunha Costa, Florisbela de Arruda Camara e Siqueira Campos, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3569

ABSTRACTObjectiveTo investigate the relationship between total and segmental body fat, bone mineral density and bone mineral content in undergraduate students stratified according to nutritional status.Methods The study included 45 male undergraduate students aged between 20 and 30 years. Total and segmental body composition, bone mineral density and bone mineral content assessments were performed using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. Subjects were allocated into three groups (eutrophic, overweight and obese).Results With the exception of upper limb bone mineral content, significantly higher (p

Previous blood pressure measurement and associated factors in student adolescents

Marina Gabriella Pereira de Andrada Magalhães, Breno Quintella Farah, Mauro Virgilio Gomes de Barros, Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3358

ObjectiveTo identify prevalence of previous blood pressure measurement and analyze some associated factors in adolescents.MethodsThis cross-sectional study included 6,077 adolescents aged 14 to 19 years. Demographic characteristics included (sex, age, period of study, region of residence, work, skin color, and economic) status, history of blood pressure measurement within last 12 months, local of blood pressure measurement, and reading obtained. To assess associations between previous blood pressure measurement with demographic characteristics and high blood pressure we used descriptive statistics and logistic […]

Are smoking and passive smoking related with heart rate variability in male adolescents?

Renata Melo Gondim, Breno Quintella Farah, Carolina da Franca Bandeira Ferreira Santos, Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3226

ObjectiveTo analyze the relation between smoking and passive smoking with heart rate variability parameters in male adolescents.MethodsThe sample consisted of 1,152 males, aged 14 and 19 years. Data related to smoking and passive smoking were collected using a questionnaire. RR intervals were obtained by a heart rate monitor, on supine position, for 10 minutes. After collecting the RR intervals, time (standard deviation of all RR intervals, root mean square of the squared differences between adjacent normal RR intervals and the […]

Relation between leukocyte count, adiposity, and cardiorespiratory fitness in pubertal adolescents

Thiago Ricardo dos Santos Tenório, Breno Quintella Farah, Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias, João Paulo Botero, Daniel Calado Brito, Patrícia Muniz Mendes Freire de Moura, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082014AO3214

ObjectiveTo compare the total and differential leukocyte count in obese and normal-weight adolescents, and to verify their possible relations with cardiorespiratory fitness and adiposity indicators.MethodsA cross-sectional study conducted with 139 adolescents (107 obese and 32 normal weight) aged between 13 and 18 years. Cardiorespiratory fitness was determined by direct gas analysis during an incremental treadmill test. Total leukocytes and subsets were estimated by flow cytometry. Body composition was assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Thet-test for independent samples was used for […]

Heart rate variability and its relationship with central and general obesity in obese normotensive adolescents

Breno Quintella Farah, Wagner Luiz do Prado, Thiago Ricardo dos Santos Tenório, Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000300005

Objective:To analyze the relationship between the heart rate variability parameters and the indicators of central and general obesity in obese normotensive adolescents.METHODS:Seventyfour 13 to 18 year-old obese normotensive adolescents participated in this study. The indicators analyzed for central and general obesity were waist circumference and body mass index, respectively. Heart rate variability was obtained by heart rate monitoring. For this, the adolescents remained in a supine position for 7 minutes with controlled breathing. Parameters were obtained in time domain (standard […]

Stages of health behavior change and factors associated with physical activity in patients with intermittent claudication

Jacilene Guedes de Oliveira, João Paulo dos Anjos Souza Barbosa, Breno Quintella Farah, Marcel da Rocha Chehuen, Gabriel Grizzo Cucato, Nelson Wolosker, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000400005

Objective:To analyze, in people with intermittent claudication, the frequency of individuals who are in each of stages of health behavior change to practice physical activity, and analyze the association of these stages with the walking capacity.METHODS:We recruited 150 patients with intermittent claudication treated at a tertiary center, being included those >30-year-old-individuals and who had ankle-arm index