Volume 10, Number 1, January/March 2012

Compliance and leadership: the susceptibility of leaders to the risk of corruption in organizations

Renato Almeida dos Santos, Arnoldo José de Hoyos Guevara, Maria Cristina Sanches Amorim, Ben-Hur Ferraz-Neto

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000100003

In the field of organizational management, the term “compliance” designates the set of actions to mitigate risk and prevent corruption. Programs are composed by formal control systems, codes of ethics, educational actions, ombudsmen, and reporting channels – to mention the most recurrent, which vary according to the sector, the institutional culture, and the strategy. Leadership has a fundamental role in the process of compliance, not only due to its power to implement it, but precisely because it exercises this power, […]

Tumor growth analysis by magnetic resonance imaging of the C6 glioblastoma model with prospects for the assessment of magnetohyperthermia therapy

André César da Silva, Francisco Romero Cabral, Javier Bustamante Mamani, Jackeline Moraes Malheiros, Roberson Saraiva Polli, Alberto Tannus, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000100004

Objective:The objective was to establish a pattern of tumor growth of the C6 model of glioblastoma multiform in Wistar rats via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the subsequent verification of tumor volume reduction due to magnetic hyperthermia therapy.METHODS:Young male Wistar rats weighing between 250 and 300 g were used for the C6 model. After the rates were anesthetized (55 mg/kg ketamine and 11 mg/kg xylazine), C6 lineage tumorigenic cells suspended in culture medium (10(5) cells in 10 µl) were stereotaxically […]

The epidemiological profile of Pediatric Intensive Care Center at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein

Camila Sanches Lanetzki, Carlos Augusto Cardim de Oliveira, Lital Moro Bass, Sulim Abramovici, Eduardo Juan Troster

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000100005

Objective:This study outlined the epidemiological profiles of patients who were admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Center at Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital during 2009.METHODS:Data were retrospectively collected for all patients admitted to the PICC during 2009. A total of 433 medical charts were reviewed, and these data were extracted using the DATAMARTS System and analyzed using the statistical software package STATA, version 11.0.RESULTS:There were no statistically significant differences in regards to patient gender, and the predominant age group consisted of […]

Apgar score and neonatal mortality in a hospital located in the southern area of São Paulo city, Brazil

Tatiana Gandolfi de Oliveira, Paula Vieira Freire, Flávia Thomé Moreira, Juliana da Silva Bemfeito de Moraes, Raquel Coris Arrelaro, Sarah Rossi, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000100006

Objective:To correlate the Apgar score, and neonatal mortality and its causes at a hospital located in the southern area of São Paulo City.METHODS:A retrospective study performed by analysis of medical charts (n=7,094) of all live newborns during the period of 2005 to 2009, with data up to 28 days of life in reference to weight, Apgar score, survival and cause of mortality. Cases were analyzed by the X² test (p < 0.05).RESULTS:In 7,094 births, there were 139 deaths, 58.3% during [...]

Pediatric trauma due to motor vehicle accidents on high traffic roadway

Israel Figueiredo Junior, Mauricio Vidal de Carvalho, Glaucia Macedo de Lima

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000100007

Objective:To outline a profile of pediatric trauma victims and verify the likelihood of trauma in children on a high traffic roadway.METHODS:A descriptive cohort study of the records of emergency medical service activations on the Rio-Niterói Bridge, a high traffic roadway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Descriptive statistics were expressed as absolute and relative frequencies. The estimated risk of trauma in children aged < 12 years was calculated by means of odds ratios, with a 95% confidence interval.RESULTS:Trauma accounted for 514 [...]

Assessment of cardiovascular risk of patients with arterial hypertension of a public health unit

Evandro José Cesarino, André Luiz Gomes Vituzzo, Julliane Messias Cordeiro Sampaio, Danilo Avelar Sampaio Ferreira, Heloísa Andrião Ferreira Pires, Luiz de Souza

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000100008

Objective:To assess the cardiovascular risk, using the Framingham risk score, in a sample of hypertensive individuals coming from a public primary care unit.METHODS:The caseload comprised hypertensive individuals according to criteria established by the JNC VII, 2003, of 2003, among 1601 patients followed up in 1999, at the Cardiology and Arterial Hypertension Outpatients Clinic of the Teaching Primary Care Unit, at the Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo. The patients were selected by draw, aged over 20 […]

Lag time between onset of symptoms and diagnosis of endometriosis

Tânia Mara Vieira Santos, Ana Maria Gomes Pereira, Reginaldo Guedes Coelho Lopes, Daniela De Batista Depes

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000100009

Objective:To assess lag time between onset of symptoms and diagnosis of endometriosis in patients followed up at the Outpatients Clinic of Endometriosis and Chronic Pelvic Pain, at the Hospital do Servidor Público Estadual de São Paulo “Francisco Morato de Oliveira”, from January 2003 to November 2009.METHODS:In a retrospective analytical study, a total of 310 women with endometriosis confirmed by surgery and pathological examination were evaluated in the period from January 6, 2003 to November 29, 2009. Data were gathered through […]

Nutritional status and food intake of patients with systemic psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis associated

Marina Yazigi Solis, Nathalia Stefani de Melo, Maria Elisa Moschetti Macedo, Fabiana Prata Carneiro, Cid Yazigi Sabbag, Antonio Hebert Lancha Junior, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000100010

Objective:To identify the nutritional status and food intake of individuals with systemic psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis associated.METHODS:This is an exploratory and cross-sectional study with 34 men aged between 19 and 60 years seen at a Psoriasis Center. Participants were divided into systemic psoriasis group and arthritic-systemic psoriasis associated group. For nutritional assessment we used anthropometry, bioelectrical impedance analysis and whole-body plethysmography. Clinical and nutritional information were assessed using the clinical and nutritional history-taking, and the 24-hour dietary recall. For statistics […]

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