Volume 13, Number 1, January/March 2015

Association between participation and compliance with Continuing Medical Education and care production by physicians: a cross-sectional study

Renato Melli Carrera, Miguel Cendoroglo Neto, Paulo David Scatena Gonçales, Flavio Rocha Brito Marques, Camila Sardenberg, Milton Glezer, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3189

ObjectivePhysician participation in Continuing Medical Education programs may be influenced by a number of factors. To evaluate the factors associated with compliance with the Continuing Medical Education requirements at a private hospital, we investigated whether physicians’ activity, measured by volumes of admissions and procedures, was associated with obtaining 40 Continuing Medical Education credits (40 hours of activities) in a 12-month cycle.MethodsIn an exclusive and non-mandatory Continuing Medical Education program, we collected physicians’ numbers of hospital admissions and numbers of surgical […]

Teaching patient safety in the medical undergraduate program at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo

Elena Bohomol, Isabel Cristina Kowal Olm Cunha

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3089

ObjectiveTo analyze the Educational Project of the undergraduate medical course to verify what is taught regarding Patient Safety and to enable reflections on the educational practice.MethodsA descriptive study, using document research as strategy. The document of investigation was the Educational Project of the medical course, in 2006, at the Escola Paulista de Medicina of the Universidade Federal de São Paulo. The theoretical framework adopted was the Multi-Professional Patient Safety Curriculum Guide of the World Health Organization, which led to the […]

Cultural adaptation and reproducibility validation of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia (PAINAD-Brazil) scale in non-verbal adult patients

Marcia Carla Morete Pinto, Fabiola Peixoto Minson, Ana Carolina Biagioni Lopes, Claudia Regina Laselva

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3036

ObjectiveTo adapt the Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia (PAINAD) scale to Brazilian Portuguese with respect to semantic equivalence and cultural aspects, and to evaluate the respective psychometric properties (validity, feasibility, clinical utility and inter-rater agreement).MethodsTwo-stage descriptive, cross-sectional retrospective study involving cultural and semantic validation of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the scale, and investigation of its psychometric properties (validity, reliability and clinical utility). The sample consisted of 63 inpatients presenting with neurological deficits and unable to self-report pain.ResultsSemantic and cultural […]

Definition and application of neuropsychological test battery to evaluate postoperative cognitive dysfunction

Lívia Stocco Sanches Valentin, Ricardo Pietrobon, Wagner de Aguiar Junior, Ruth Pinto Camarão Rios, Mariane Galzerano Stahlberg, Iolanda Valois Galvão de Menezes, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3152

ObjectiveTo investigate the adequacy of the neuropsychological test battery proposed by the International Study of Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction to evaluate this disorder in Brazilian elderly patients undergoing surgery under general anesthesia.MethodsA neuropsychological assessment was made in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery under general anesthesia, aged over 65 years, literate, with no history of psychiatric or neurological problems and score on the Mini Mental State Examination at or above the cutoff point for the Brazilian population (>18 or >23) according to the […]

Are smoking and passive smoking related with heart rate variability in male adolescents?

Renata Melo Gondim, Breno Quintella Farah, Carolina da Franca Bandeira Ferreira Santos, Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3226

ObjectiveTo analyze the relation between smoking and passive smoking with heart rate variability parameters in male adolescents.MethodsThe sample consisted of 1,152 males, aged 14 and 19 years. Data related to smoking and passive smoking were collected using a questionnaire. RR intervals were obtained by a heart rate monitor, on supine position, for 10 minutes. After collecting the RR intervals, time (standard deviation of all RR intervals, root mean square of the squared differences between adjacent normal RR intervals and the […]

Physical activity as a protective factor for development of non-alcoholic fatty liver in men

Carla Giuliano de Sá Pinto, Marcio Marega, José Antonio Maluf de Carvalho, Felipe Gambetta Carmona, Carlos Eduardo Felix Lopes, Fabio Luis Ceschini, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO2878

ObjectiveTo determine the impact of physical activity on the prevalence of fatty liver, metabolic and cardiovascular disease in adult men.MethodsThis study evaluated 1,399 men (40.7±8.18 years) with body mass index of 26.7kg/m2 (±3.4) who participated in the Protocol of Preventive Health Check-up at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein from January to October 2011. We conducted tests of serum blood glucose, total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, reactive c-protein, aspartate transaminase, alanine transaminase and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase. The statistical analysis comprised in the comparison […]

Influence of low-level laser therapy on vertical jump in sedentary individuals

Camila Mayumi Martin Kakihata, Jéssica Aline Malanotte, Jessica Yumie Higa, Tatiane Kamada Errero, Sandra Lucinei Balbo, Gladson Ricardo Flor Bertolini

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3243

ObjectiveTo investigate the effects of low intensity laser (660nm), on the surae triceps muscle fatigue and power, during vertical jump in sedentary individuals, in addition to delayed onset muscle soreness.MethodsWe included 22 sedentary volunteers in the study, who were divided into three groups: G1 (n=8) without performing low intensity laser (control); G2 (n=7) subjected to 6 days of low intensity laser applications; and G3 (n=7) subjected to 10 days of low intensity laser applications. All subjects were evaluated by means […]

Impact of activities in self-esteem of patients in a pulmonary rehabilitation program

Juliana Nascimento de Oliveira, Cecilia Melo Rosa Tavares, Selma Denis Squassoni, Nadine Cristina Machado, Priscila Kessar Cordoni, Luciene Costa Bortolassi, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3209

ObjectiveTo evaluate self-esteem and self-image of respiratory diseases patients in a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, who participated in socialization and physical fitness activities, and of patients who participated only in physical fitness sessions.MethodsA descriptive cross-sectional exploratory study. Out of a total of 60 patients analyzed, all enrolled in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, 42 participated in at least one of the proposed activities, 10 did not participate in any activity and 8 were excluded (7 were discharged and 1 died).ResultsWhen the two […]

Cervical cancer screening in young and elderly women of the Xingu Indigenous Park: evaluation of the recommended screening age group in Brazil

Neila Maria de Góis Speck, Juliana da Silva Pinheiro, Erica Ribeiro Pereira, Douglas Rodrigues, Gustavo Rubino de Azevedo Focchi, Julisa Chamorro Lascasas Ribalta

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3222

ObjectiveTo analyze the occurrence of atypia in the cytology/histology examinations of young women under the age of 25 years and of elderly women aged over 64 years, in the Xingu Indigenous Park and to evaluate, in a subjective manner, if the age range for screening established by the Ministry of Health and the Instituto Nacional de Câncer is appropriate for this population.MethodsThe Xingu/UNIFESP Project, in partnership with the Center for Gynecological Disease Prevention, develops programs to prevent cervical cancer. The […]

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