Volume 14, Number 2, April/June 2016

Correlation of Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System [TI-RADS] and fine needle aspiration: experience in 1,000 nodules

Antonio Rahal Junior, Priscila Mina Falsarella, Rafael Dahmer Rocha, João Paulo Bacellar Costa Lima, Matheus Jorge Iani, Fábio Augusto Cardillo Vieira, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3640

ABSTRACTObjectiveTo correlate the Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS) and the Bethesda system in reporting cytopathology in 1,000 thyroid nodules.Methods A retrospective study conducted from November 2011 to February 2014 that evaluated 1,000 thyroid nodules of 906 patients who underwent ultrasound exam and fine needle aspiration.Results A significant association was found between the TI-RADS outcome and Bethesda classification (p

Endovascular revascularization of TASC C and D femoropopliteal occlusive disease using carbon dioxide as contrast

Cynthia de Almeida Mendes, Marcelo Passos Teivelis, Sergio Kuzniec, Juliana Maria Fukuda, Nelson Wolosker

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3661

ABSTRACTObjectiveTo analyze the results of ten angioplasties of TASC C and D femoropopliteal lesions using CO2 as primary contrast in patients with no formal contraindication to iodine, aiming to decrease allergic reactions and potential nephrotoxicity in high-risk patients.Methods We describe the results of ten angioplasties of TASC C and D femoropopliteal lesions using CO2 as primary contrast in patients with high risk for open revascularization and no formal contraindication to iodine. We analyzed feasibility of the procedures, complications, quality of […]

Initial experience with hysteroscopic tubal occlusion (Essure®)

Daniella De Batista Depes, Ana Maria Gomes Pereira, Umberto Gazi Lippi, João Alfredo Martins, Reginaldo Guedes Coelho Lopes

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3717

ABSTRACTObjectiveTo evaluate results of early tubal occlusions performed by hysteroscopy (Essure®).Methods This prospective study included 38 patients, 73.7% of them were white, mean age 34.5 years, they have had on average 3 pregnancies and 2.7 of deliveries. A total of 86.8% of patients previously prepared the endometrium. All procedures were carried out at outpatient unit without anesthesia.Results Insertion rate of the device was 100% at a mean time of 4 minutes and 50 seconds. Based on the analogical visual scale, […]

The destruction complex of beta-catenin in colorectal carcinoma and colonic adenoma

Guilherme Muniz Bourroul, Hélio José Fragoso, José Walter Feitosa Gomes, Vivian Sati Oba Bourroul, Celina Tizuko Fujiyama Oshima, Thiago Simão Gomes, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3678

ABSTRACTObjectiveTo evaluate the destruction complex of beta-catenin by the expression of the proteins beta-catetenin, adenomatous polyposis coli, GSK3β, axin and ubiquitin in colorectal carcinoma and colonic adenoma.Methods Tissue samples from 64 patients with colorectal carcinoma and 53 patients with colonic adenoma were analyzed. Tissue microarray blocks and slides were prepared and subjected to immunohistochemistry with polyclonal antibodies in carcinoma, adjacent non-neoplastic mucosa, and adenoma tissues. The immunoreactivity was evaluated by the percentage of positive stained cells and by the intensity […]

Condom use and alcohol consumption in adolescents and youth

Rachel Mola, Ana Carolina Rodarti Pitangui, Sháyra Anny Moura Barbosa, Layane Sá Almeida, Mayara Ruth Marinho de Sousa, Wellypâmela Pauliny de Lima Pio, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3677

ABSTRACTObjectiveTo determine the association between not using the male condom and alcohol consumption in adolescents and schoolchildren.Methods An epidemiological study, with a cross-sectional, descriptive, and correlation design carried out from March to July 2014. The sample consisted of students in public primary and secondary education, aged between 12 and 24 years. The social and demographic survey and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey questionnaire were used.Results The study included 1,275 students, of these; 37.0% reported having had sexual relations. The prevalent […]

Pain assessment in elderly with dementia: Brazilian validation of the PACSLAC scale

Karol Bezerra Thé, Fernanda Martins Gazoni, Guilherme Liausu Cherpak, Isabel Clasen Lorenzet, Luciana Alves dos Santos, Edlene Maria Nardes, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3628

ABSTRACTObjectiveTo validate the Pain Assessment Checklist for Seniors with Limited Ability to Communicate – Portuguese in demented elderly and to analyze its measurement properties.Methods We evaluated 50 elderly with dementia, residing in a nursing home and with limited communication ability, when exposed to potentially painful situations. The tool was applied at two different moments. First, two interviewers applied it simultaneously, and the intensity of pain was asked based on the caregiver’s opinion. After 14 days, with no analgesic intervention, one […]

Content validity of the Geriatric Health Assessment Instrument

Rhaine Borges Santos Pedreira, Saulo Vasconcelos Rocha, Clarice Alves dos Santos, Lélia Renata Carneiro Vasconcelos, Martha Cerqueira Reis

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3455

ABSTRACTObjectiveAssess the content validity of the Elderly Health Assessment Tool with low education.Methods The data collection instrument/questionnaire was prepared and submitted to an expert panel comprising four healthcare professionals experienced in research on epidemiology of aging. The experts were allowed to suggest item inclusion/exclusion and were asked to rate the ability of individual items in questionnaire blocks to encompass target dimensions as “not valid”, “somewhat valid” or “valid”, using an interval scale. Percent agreement and the Content Validity Index were […]

Assessment of physicians’ addressing sexuality in elderly patients with chronic pain

Guilherme Liausu Cherpak, Fânia Cristina dos Santos

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3556

ABSTRACTObjectiveTo determine the frequency with which physicians address their older adult patients with chronic pain about the issue of sexuality.Methods It is a cross sectional, descriptive, analytical study in which physicians answered a questionnaire comprising questions related to addressing the issue of sexuality during appointments.Results A sample of 155 physicians was obtained, 63.9% stated they did not address sexuality in medical interviews and 23.2% did it most of the time. The main reasons for not addressing were lack of time, […]

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