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Factors associated with functional impairment of elderly patients in the emergency departments

Maria Carolina Barbosa Teixeira Lopes, Julieth Santana Silva Lage, Cássia Regina Vancini-Campanharo, Meiry Fernanda Pinto Okuno, Ruth Ester Assayag Batista

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3327

ABSTRACTObjective:To assess the functional capacity of elderly patients in the emergency department as to Basic and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living.Methods:A cross-sectional study of 200 elderly patients admitted to the emergency department of a teaching hospital in São Paulo (SP), Brazil. The functional capacity of the elderly was assessed by the Katz index and Lawton & Brody scale. Statistical analyses were performed using analysis of variance, Bonferroni correction, χ2 test, or the likelihood ratio test.Results:Most seniors were independent (65%), and […]

Serum soluble-Fas is a predictor of red blood cell transfusion in critically ill patients

Ilana Levy Korkes, Gustavo Schvartsman, Ilson Jorge Lizuka, Beata Marie Quinto, Maria Aparecida Dalboni, Maria Eugênia Canziani, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000400012

Objective:To investigate the relation between the need for red blood cell transfusion and serum levels of soluble-Fas, erythropoietin and inflammatory cytokines in critically ill patients with and without acute kidney injury.METHODS:We studied critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (n=30) and without acute kidney injury (n=13), end-stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis (n=25) and healthy subjects (n=21). Serum levels of soluble-Fas, erythropoietin, interleukin 6, interleukin 10, iron status, hemoglobin and hematocrit concentration were analyzed in all groups. The association between […]

Impact of screening and monitoring of capillary blood glucose in the detection of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia in non-critical inpatients

Rogerio Silicani Ribeiro, Ricardo Botticini Peres, Magda Tiemi Yamamoto, Ana Paula Novaes, Claudia Regina Laselva, Adriana Caschera Leme Faulhaber, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082011AO1840

ABSTRACT Objective: To evaluate the impact of screening hyper and hypoglycemia measured by capillary glycemia and standard monitorization of hyperglycemic patients hospitalized in regular care units of Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein. Methods: The capillary glycemia was measured by the Precision PCx (Abbott) glucosimeter, using the PrecisionWeb (Abbott) software. The detection of hyper and hypoglycemia during the months of May/June were compared to those of March/April in 2009 and to the frequency of the diagnosis of diabetes in 2007. Results: There […]

Communication and access to information in assessing the quality of multiprofessional care of patients

Leny Vieira Cavalheiro, Paola Bruno de Araújo Andreoli, Nadia Sueli de Medeiros, Telma de Almeida Busch Mendes, Roselaine Oliveira, Júnia Jorge Rjeille Cordeiro, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010ao1298

ABSTRACTObjective:To assess the quality of a multiprofessional healthcare model for in-hospital patients by means of two performance indicators (communication and knowledge about the case).Methods:A cross-sectional study assessed the knowledge that professionals had about the clinical information of patients and the use of communication strategies by the team. Healthcare professionals were interviewed during their work period. Seven occupational categories were interviewed. A total of 199 medical charts were randomly selected for interviews, and 312 professionals of different categories were interviewed. The […]