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Return on Scientific Investment – RoSI: a PMO dynamical index proposal for scientific projects performance evaluation and management

Cristofer André Caous, Birajara Machado, Cora Hors, Andrea Kaufmann Zeh, Cleber Gustavo Dias, Edson Amaro Junior

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000200017

Objective:To propose a measure (index) of expected risks to evaluate and follow up the performance analysis of research projects involving financial and adequate structure parameters for its development.METHODS:A ranking of acceptable results regarding research projects with complex variables was used as an index to gauge a project performance. In order to implement this method the ulcer index as the basic model to accommodate the following variables was applied: costs, high impact publication, fund raising, and patent registry. The proposed structured […]

Results of a control quality strategy in cervical cytology

Caio Eduardo Gullo, Anna Luiza Tannús Dami, Amanda Pires Barbosa, Aline Maria de Vita Marques, Marianna Angelo Palmejani, Luiz Guilherme Cernaglia Aureliano de Lima, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000100018

Objective:To determine the efficacy of a quality control strategy in cervical cytology in the detection of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions.METHODS:Forty-two patients were selected who underwent a Pap smear and cervical uterine biopsy between April 2008 and December 2009, with evidence of a high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion in one or both tests. The statistical parameters of the smear test were calculated before and after systematic meetings for review of the archived test results (6 years), in which the following was done: […]

Predicting mortality and cost of hematopoeitic stem-cell transplantation

Fábio Rodrigues Kerbauy, Leonardo Raul Morelli, Cláudia Toledo de Andrade, Luis Fernando Lisboa, Miguel Cendoroglo Neto, Nelson Hamerschlak

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000100017

Objective:To evaluate whether the Pretransplantion Assesment of Mortality risk score is associated to transplant costs and can be used not only to predict mortality but also as a cost management tool.METHODS:We evaluated consecutively patients submitted to allogeneic (n = 27) and autologous (n = 89) hematopoietic stem cell-transplantation from 2004 to 2006 at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein (SP), Brazil. Participants mean age at hematopoietic stem cell-transplantation was 42 (range 1 to 72) years; there were 69 males and 47 females; […]

Costs for in hospital treatment of urinary lithiasis in the Brazilian public health system

Fernando Korkes, Jarques Lúcio da Silva II, Ita Pfeferman Heilberg

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011gs2143

ABSTRACTObjective:To estimate costs associated to hospital treatment of urinary lithiasis in the Brazilian public health system as well as to evaluate demographic and epidemiological data referred to hospital admissions in the Brazilian public health system (or unified health care system).Methods:Data from the Informatic Department of Brazilian public health system were obtained as referred to costs in hospital admissions for urinary lithiasis during 2010 and also epidemiological data from 1996 through 2010.Results:There were 69,039 hospital admissions for urinary lithiasis, totaling 0.61% […]

Treatment of varicose ulcer of the lower limbs by surgery and Unna boot: savings for the Brazilian healthcare system

Sergio Quilici Belczak, Vitor Cervantes Gornati, Ricardo Aun, Igor Rafael Sincos, Hélio Fragoso

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011gs1984

ABSTRACTObjective:To perform an analysis of the costs of treatment of varicose ulcers by radical surgery of varices and the use of Unna boot.Methods:Fifteen outpatients were selected to receive treatment of varicose ulcers with radical surgery and Unna boot. The total cost of treatment was calculated (hospitalization, surgery, dressings, and outpatient’s follow-up visits) and compared to the cost of clinical follow-up with daily simple dressing changes.Results:The proposed treatment was on average 55.71% more economical than the management with daily dressings (approximately […]

Does the time between collecting and processing umbilical cord blood samples affect the quality of the sample?

Ricardo Barini, Ubirajara Costa Ferraz, Gregório Lorenzo Acácio, Isabela Nelly Machado

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082011GS1809

ABSTRACT Objective: To assess the association between the time from umbilical cord blood collection until processing and the quality of the sample. Methods: Umbilical cord blood samples collected during the third stage of labor were placed in temperature-controlled boxes for the transport of biological material and sent to an umbilical cord blood bank, where the number of nucleated cells, viable cells and CD34+ cells were counted, and samples were additionally tested for contamination at the following time intervals: up to […]

A new spectrophotometric method to detect residual amounts of peroxide after reprocessing hemodialysis filters

Moacir de Oliveira, Maria Aparecida Dalboni, Ilson Jorge Iizuka, Silvia Regina Manfredi, Nadia Karina Guimarães, Maria Claudia Cruz Andreoli, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082011GS1945

ABSTRACT Objective: Reuse of hemodialysis filters is a standard practice and the sterilizing chemical most often employed is peracetic acid. Before starting the dialysis session, filters and lines are checked for residual levels of peracetic acid by means of a non-quantitative colorimetric test that is visually interpreted. The objective of this study was to investigate a new quantitative spectrophotometric test for detection of peracetic acid residues. Methods: Peracetic acid solutions were prepared in concentrations ranging from 0.01 to 10 ppm. […]

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