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Study of the relation between body weight and functional limitations and pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis

Fábio Marcon Alfieri, Natália Cristina de Oliveira Vargas e Silva, Linamara Rizzo Battistella

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017AO4082

ABSTRACT Objective To assess the influence of the body weight in functional capacity and pain of adult and elderly individuals with knee osteoarthritis. Methods The sample consisted of 107 adult and elderly patients with knee osteoarthritis divided into two groups (adequate weight/adiposity and excessive weight/adiposity) according to body mass index and percent of body fat mass, assessed by electric bioimpedance. Subjects were evaluated for functional mobility (Timed Up and Go Test), pain, stiffness and function (Western Ontario and MacMaster Universities […]

Phonemic verbal fluency task in adults with high-level literacy

Patrícia Romano Opasso, Simone dos Santos Barreto, Karin Zazo Ortiz

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3629

ABSTRACTObjective:To establish normative parameters for the F-A-S form of the phonemic verbal fluency test, in a population of Brazilian Portuguese speaking adults with high-level literacy.Methods:The sample comprised 40 male and female volunteers aged 19 to 59 years, and at least 8 years of formal education. Volunteers were first submitted to the Mini-Mental State Examination and the Clock Drawing cognitive screening tests, then to the F-A-S Verbal Phonemic Fluency Test; in this test, examinees were given 60 seconds to generate as […]

Auditory evoked potential P300 in adults: reference values

Dayane Domeneghini Didoné, Michele Vargas Garcia, Sheila Jacques Oppitz, Thalisson Francisco Finamôr da Silva, Sinéia Neujahr dos Santos, Rúbia Soares Bruno, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3586

ABSTRACTObjectiveTo establish reference intervals for cognitive potential P300 latency using tone burst stimuli.Methods This study involved 28 participants aged between 18 and 59 years. P300 recordings were performed using a two-channel device (Masbe, Contronic). Electrode placement was as follows: Fpz (ground electrode), Cz (active electrode), M1 and M2 (reference electrodes). Intensity corresponded to 80 dB HL and frequent and rare stimulus frequencies to 1,000Hz and 2,000Hz, respectively. Stimuli were delivered binaurally.Results Mean age of participants was 35 years. Average P300 […]

Clinical characteristics and long-term progression of young patients with acute coronary syndrome in Brazil

Alexandre de Matos Soeiro, Felipe Lourenço Fernandes, Maria Carolina Feres de Almeida Soeiro, Carlos Vicente Serrano Jr, Múcio Tavares de Oliveira Jr

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3381

ObjectiveIn Brazil, there are few descriptions in the literature on the angiographic pattern and clinical characteristics of young patients with acute coronary syndrome, despite the evident number of cases in the population. The objective of this study was to evaluate which clinical characteristics are most closely related to the acute coronary syndrome in young patients, and what long-term outcomes are in this population.MethodsThis is a prospective observational study with 268 patients aged under 55 years with acute coronary syndrome, carried […]

Metric analysis of basal sphenoid angle in adult human skulls

Dante Simionato Netto, Sergio Ricardo Rios Nascimento, Cristiane Regina Ruiz

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082014ao2933

Objective To analyze the variations in the angle basal sphenoid skulls of adult humans and their relationship to sex, age, ethnicity and cranial index.Methods The angles were measured in 160 skulls belonging to the Museum of the Universidade Federal de São Paulo Department of Morphology. We use two flexible rules and a goniometer, having as reference points for the first rule the posterior end of the ethmoidal crest and dorsum of the sella turcica, and for the second rule the […]

Vaccine against herpes zoster

Jacyr Pasternak

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000100026

The herpes zoster vaccine is made using high doses of live attenuated varicella/zoster virus. The vaccine is well tolerated and has few adverse effects: the most common one is pain at the injection site. Complications can occur mainly in persons who had prior zoster keratitis or uveitis. The vaccine can prevent this disease with low mortality but high morbidity.

Circumcisions for medical reasons in the Brazilian public health system: epidemiology and trends

Fernando Korkes, Jarques Lucio Silva II, Antonio Carlos Lima Pompeo

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000300015

Objective:To evaluate the epidemiological factors associated to medical circumcision, based on data from the Brazilian public health system.METHODS:Using the Unified Health System public database between 1984 and 2010, hospital admissions associated with surgical treatment of phimosis were searched. A total of 668,818 men admitted to public hospitals who underwent circumcision were identified and included in the present study.RESULTS:A mean±standard deviation of 47.8±13.4 circumcisions/100,000 men/year was performed through the Unified Health System for medical reasons. During the 27-year period evaluated, 1.3% […]