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Prevalence of renal insufficiency in elderly cancer patients in a tertiary cancer center

Lucíola de Barros Pontes, Yuri Philippe Pimentel Vieira Antunes, Diogo Diniz Gomes Bugano, Theodora Karnakis, Auro del Giglio, Rafael Aliosha Kaliks

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082014ao3003

Objective To estimate the prevalence of abnormal glomerular filtration rate in elderly patients with solid tumors.Methods A retrospective study with patients aged >65 years diagnosed with solid tumors between January 2007 and December 2011 in a cancer center. The following data were collected: sex, age, serum creatinine at the time of diagnosis and type of tumor. Renal function was calculated using abbreviated Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) formulae and then staged in accordance with the clinical practice guidelines […]

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% […]

Factors associated with acute medication overuse in chronic migraine patients

Vera Zukerman Guendler, Juliane Prieto Peres Mercante, Reinaldo Teixeira Ribeiro, Eliova Zukerman, Mario Fernando Prieto Peres

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000300010

Objective:To evaluate the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in patients diagnosed with chronic migraine with and without acute medication overuse.METHODS:Seventy-two volunteers were recruited from a Family Health Program of the Paraisópolis community in São Paulo (SP), Brazil. These patients were submitted to a detailed headache questionnaire. All participants were submitted to physical and neurological examinations. The following variables were analyzed: age, gender, education level, body mass index, type of overused medication, headache characteristics, and caffeine consumption, lifetime anxiety and mood disorders.RESULTS:Out […]

Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis infection among women seen at the lower genital tract pathology clinic, Jundiaí School of Medicine, Brazil

João Bosco Ramos Borges, Ana Carolina Marchesini, Luciana Francine Bocchi De Stefani, Marcus Vinícius Gonçalves Belintani, Thaís Andrea dos Santos

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011ao2002

ABSTRACTObjective:To estimate the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis in a population with a high risk of sexually transmitted diseases and to compare data of the literature and the relationship of infection with the presence of human papilloma virus induced lesions.Methods:A total of 28 hybrid capture tests for C. trachomatis were collected from patients referred to the Municipal Health Division of the city of Jundiaí (SP) for the lower genital tract pathology. The results were compared with findings in the literature, and […]