Volume 11, Number 1, January/March 2013

Scientific production and technological production: transforming a scientific paper into patent applications

Cleber Gustavo Dias, Roberto Barbosa de Almeida

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000100003

Brazil has been presenting in the last years a scientific production well-recognized in the international scenario, in several areas of knowledge, according to the impact of their publications in important events and especially in indexed journals of wide circulation. On the other hand, the country does not seem to be in the same direction regarding to the technological production and wealth creation from the established scientific development, and particularly from the applied research. The present paper covers such issue and […]

Psychological distress in survivors of the 2010 Haiti earthquake

Melissa Simon Guimaro, Milton Steinman, Ana Merzel Kernkraut, Oscar Fernando Pavão dos Santos, Shirley Silva Lacerda

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000100004

Objective:To investigate the presence of depression and anxiety symptoms in survivors of the Haiti earthquake who were assisted by a healthcare team from the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, and to evaluate the impact that losing a family member during this catastrophe could have on the development of these symptoms.METHODS:Forty survivors of the Haiti earthquake who were assisted by the healthcare team between February and March of 2010 were included in this study. All subjects underwent a semi-structured interview. The group […]

Is there publication bias towards Brazilian articles on cancer?

Luiz Victor Maia Loureiro, Donato Callegaro Filho, Altieres de Arruda Rocha, Bernard Lobato Prado, Taciana Sousa Mutão, Carlos del Cistia Donnarumma, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000100005

Objective:To investigate whether Brazilian articles on cancer are published in journals with an impact factor and/or repercussion (measured by the number of citations) inferior to those that come from foreign organizations.METHODS:A search was carried out in PubMed for the MeSH term “neoplasm” with the limits clinical trial, affiliation of the Brazilian author(s), and interval from July 1st, 2009 to June 30, 2010. Selected for matching were non-Brazilian related articles published from three months prior to three months after the date […]

A proposal to grade the severity of early allograft dysfunction after liver transplantation

Paolo Salvalaggio, Rogerio Carballo Afonso, Guilherme Felga, Ben-Hur Ferraz-Neto

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000100006

Objective:To propose a grading system for early hepatic graft dysfunction.METHODS:A retrospective study from a single transplant center. Recipients of liver transplants from deceased donors, transplanted under the MELD system were included. Early graft dysfunction was defined by Olthoff criteria. Multiple cut-off points of post-transplant laboratory tests were used to create a grading system for early graft dysfunction. The primary outcome was 6-months grafts survival.RESULTS:The peak of aminotransferases during the first postoperative week correlated with graft loss. The recipients were divided […]

Nutritional assessment of institutionalized elderly

Milena Maffei Volpini, Vera Silvia Frangella

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000100007

Objective:To define the nutritional profile of institutionalized elderly individuals.METHODS:Comparative correlation and quantitative field study conducted in a Long-Stay Institution in Sao Paulo (SP), Brazil, between December 2010 and January 2012. To define nutritional diagnosis, data were collected from patient files, such as body mass index, circumferences, triceps skinfold, muscle area of the arm, thickness of the adductor pollicis, handgrip strength, and biochemical test results. The anthropometric variables were presented as mean, standard deviation, and percentages, and were grouped by gender […]

Acceptance of hospital diets and nutritional status among inpatients with cancer

Daiane Ferreira, Tessa Gomes Guimarães, Aline Marcadenti

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000100008

Objective:To verify acceptance of hospital diets as to the nutritional status among patients admitted to the Oncology/Hematology Unit of a tertiary care hospital.METHODS:A cross-sectional study conducted among 100 patients, aged >18 years, of both genders. Body mass index and subjective global nutritional evaluation by patients were used to detect the nutritional status. The rest-ingestion index was used to evaluate diet acceptance, and the reasons for non-acceptance were identified by means of a questionnaire. Data were expressed in means and standard […]

The use of appetite suppressants among health sciences undergraduate students in Southern Brazil

Carlos Zubaran, Rubia Lazzaretti

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000100009

Objective:To investigate the prevalence of appetite suppressant use among health sciences students in Southern Brazil.METHODS:Undergraduate students (n=300) from seven health science undergraduate courses of the Universidade de Caxias do Sul completed a questionnaire about the use of substances to suppress appetite.RESULTS:A significant percentage (15%; n=45) of research participants used appetite suppressants at least once in their lives. The most commonly used substances were sympathomimetic stimulant drugs (5%), including amfepramone (3.3%) and fenproporex (1.7%). The lifetime use of appetite suppressants was […]

Influenza vaccine in pregnant women: immunization coverage and associated factors

Renato de Ávila Kfouri, Rosana Richtmann

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000100010

OBJECTIVES:To describe the immunization coverage of the influenza vaccine for pregnant women, and factors associated to vaccination compliance.METHODS:This is a prospective, descriptive study including 300 women who had just given birth at Hospital and Maternity Santa Joana in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Data were collected through a pre-tested questionnaire applied by a trained evaluator during October 2010.RESULTS:The mean age of mothers was 30.5 years; 231 (77%) were married; 164 (54.7%) were primigravidas; 192 (64%) had higher education; and 240 (80%) were […]

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