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Medications used in pediatric cystic fibrosis population

Stella Pegoraro Alves ORCID logo , Márcia de Azevedo Frank ORCID logo , Denise Bueno ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2018AO4212

ABSTRACT Objective To describe the drug utilization profile used by pediatric cystic fibrosis patients. Methods A transversal study comprising the analysis of records and interviews with caregivers of pediatric patient in a reference center of Southern Brazil. We collected information about patients’ clinical condition, medication used and household therapy. Results Out of 78 patients participating in the study, prevailing characteristics were: female, self-declared white color, mutation F508del and countryside resident. Forty-three patients had health monitoring exclusively in the hospital’s outpatient […]

Comparison between subjective and objective evaluations of self-care performance in elderly inpatients

Delcina Jesus Figueredo, Wilson Jacob-Filho

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082018AO3987

ABSTRACT Objetive To identify the functional status in self-care performance of elderly inpatients, through subjective and objective evaluations. Methods Fifty-five pairs of elderly and their respective caregivers of both sexes were submitted to subjective (self-rating and rating by caregivers) and objective assessment. The Performance Test of Activities of Daily Living and items in the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living scale were used. Functional status was rated 1 (unable to perform task), 2 (able to perform task with assistance) or 3 […]

From one side to the other: what is essential? Perception of oncology patients and their caregivers in the beginning of oncology treatment and in palliative care

Bruna Antenussi Munhoz, Henrique Soares Paiva, Beatrice Martinez Zugaib Abdalla, Guilherme Zaremba, Andressa Macedo Paiva Rodrigues, Mayra Ribeiro Carretti, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082014RC3091

ObjectiveTo evaluate the perception of oncology patients and their caregivers upon diagnosis and beginning of the therapy and during palliative care.MethodsA cross-sectional study at the oncology and palliative care outpatients clinics of the Faculdade de Medicina do ABC. Clinical and demographic data from patients and their caregivers were collected and questionnaires regarding the elements considered important in relation to the treatment were applied.ResultsWe enrolled 32 patients and 23 caregivers that were initiating treatment at the oncology outpatient clinic, as well […]