Volume 12, Number 3, July/September 2014

Knowledge, perceptions and use of generic drugs: a cross sectional study

Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira, Jéssica Nathalia Soares Oliveira, Marília dos Santos Andrade, Cássia Regina Vancini-Campanharo, Rodrigo Luiz Vancini

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082014ao3125

Objective To assess the level of knowledge, perceptions and usage profile for generic drugs among laypersons.Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted with 278 volunteers (180 women and 98 men, aged 37.1±15.8 years). A questionnaire was drawn up with questions on their use, perceptions and knowledge of generic drugs.Results Most respondents (99.6%) knew that generic drugs exist, but only 48.6% were able to define them correctly, while 78.8% of the respondents had some information about generics. This information was obtained mainly […]

Evolution of post-deployment indicators of oral health on the Family Health Strategy

Danielle da Costa Palacio, Fabiana de Lima Vazquez, Danielle Viana Ribeiro Ramos, Stela Verzinhasse Peres, Antonio Carlos Pereira, Luciane Miranda Guerra, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082014ao3000

Objective To evaluate the evolution of indicators after the implementation of 21 Oral Healthcare Teams in the Family Health Strategy.Methods We used data from outpatient services of Oral Healthcare Teams to evaluate efficiency, access, percentage of absences and emergencies of oral healthcare professionals who worked in the partnership between the Sociedade Beneficente Israelita Brasileira Hospital Albert Einstein and the Secretaria Municipal de Saúde de São Paulo, during the period 2009-2011.Results Percentages of emergencies, income, and access showed a significant difference […]

Nosocomial infections by Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase producing enterobacteria in a teaching hospital

Gabriela Seibert, Rosmari Hörner, Bettina Holzschuh Meneghetti, Roselene Alves Righi, Nara Lucia Frasson Dal Forno, Adenilde Salla

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082014ao3131

Objective To analyze the profile of patients with microorganisms resistant to carbapenems, and the prevalence of the enzyme Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase in interobacteriaceae.Methods Retrospective descriptive study. From the isolation in bacteriological tests ordered by clinicians, we described the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of patients with enterobacteria resistants to carbapenems at a university hospital, between March and October 2013.Results We included 47 isolated patients in this study, all exhibiting resistance to carbapenems, including 9 patients who were confirmed as infected/colonized with […]

Sleeve gastrectomy with anti-reflux procedures

Sergio Santoro, Arnaldo Lacombe, Caio Gustavo Gaspar de Aquino, Carlos Eduardo Malzoni

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082014ao2885

Objective Sleeve gastrectomy is the fastest growing surgical procedure to treat obesity in the world but it may cause or worsen gastroesophageal reflux disease. This article originally aimed to describe the addition of anti-reflux procedures (removal of periesophageal fats pads, hiatoplasty, a small plication and fixation of the gastric remnant in position) to the usual sleeve gastrectomy and to report early and late results.Methods Eighty-eight obese patients that also presented symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease were submitted to sleeve gastrectomy […]

The use of external event monitoring (web-loop) in the elucidation of symptoms associated with arrhythmias in a general population

Hindalis Ballesteros Epifanio, Marcelo Katz, Melania Aparecida Borges, Alessandra da Graça Corrêa, Fátima Dumas Cintra, Rodrigo Leandro Grinberg, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082014ao2939

Objective To correlate arrhythmic symptoms with the presence of significant arrhythmias through the external event monitoring (web-loop).Methods Between January and December 2011, the web-loop was connected to 112 patients (46% of them were women, mean age 52±21 years old). Specific arrhythmic symptoms were defined as palpitations, pre-syncope and syncope observed during the monitoring. Supraventricular tachycardia, atrial flutter or fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, pauses greater than 2 seconds or advanced atrioventricular block were classified as significant arrhythmia. The association between symptoms and […]

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 […]

Hematological change parameters in patients with pressure ulcer at long-term care hospital

Giselle Protta Neiva, Julia Romualdo Carnevalli, Rodrigo Lessa Cataldi, Denise Mendes Furtado, Rodrigo Luiz Fabri, Pâmela Souza Silva

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082014ao3034

Objective To assess factors associated with the development of pressure ulcers, and to compare the effectiveness of pharmacological treatments.Methods The factors associated with the development of pressure ulcers were compared in lesion-carrying patients (n=14) and non-carriers (n=16). Lesion-carrying patients were treated with 1% silver sulfadiazine or 0.6IU/g collagenase and were observed for 8 weeks. The data collected was analyzed with p

Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder: a therapeutic option

Abram Topczewski

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082014ao2925

Objective To evaluate the use of a therapeutic regimen to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder patients.Methods A total of 140 patients initially underwent physical, neurological and laboratory evaluation. Thereafter, treatment was initiated with a compounding product consisting of a tricyclic antidepressant and an anxiolytic.Results The response was positive in 71.43% of patients in controlling hyperactivity and improving dispersion and attention deficit.Conclusion The therapeutic regimen utilized proved to be an effective therapeutic alternative, especially for patients who do not adapt to […]

Metric analysis of basal sphenoid angle in adult human skulls

Dante Simionato Netto, Sergio Ricardo Rios Nascimento, Cristiane Regina Ruiz

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082014ao2933

Objective To analyze the variations in the angle basal sphenoid skulls of adult humans and their relationship to sex, age, ethnicity and cranial index.Methods The angles were measured in 160 skulls belonging to the Museum of the Universidade Federal de São Paulo Department of Morphology. We use two flexible rules and a goniometer, having as reference points for the first rule the posterior end of the ethmoidal crest and dorsum of the sella turcica, and for the second rule the […]

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