Volume 16, Number 1, January/March 2018
Is Zika virus outbreak a solved issue in Brazil?
Zika vírus (ZIKV) was isolated for the first time in 1947 from a sample of a non-human primate identified at Zika forest in Uganda.() This is a ribonucleic acid (RNA) virus in the Flaviviridae family that also includes Dengue and Yellow Fever.(,) Although the virus is primarily transmitted through the bite of mosquitoes from Aedes genus,() it has also been isolated from human body fluids, such as semen and saliva.(–) Sexual transmission of the virus has been increasingly reported, including […]
einstein (São Paulo) uma forma inovadora de publicar
O NOVO MODELO DE PUBLICAÇÃO DA EINSTEIN (SÃO PAULO) A partir de 2018 a (São Paulo) implementará este novo modelo de publicação, embora continuará produzindo, em número reduzido, a publicação no formato impresso. A modalidade de publicação ahead of print também deixará de ser publicada. Vários aspectos terão impacto nesta mudança. A revista terá uma nova plataforma, mais atrativa, com melhor navegabilidade e interoperabilidade e com a possibilidade de compartilhamento imediato dos artigos nas redes sociais e cientificas. […]
einstein (São Paulo) an innovative way to publish your research
THE NEW MODEL OF PUBLISHING OF EINSTEIN (SÃO PAULO) Starting in 2018, (São Paulo) is moving to a new model of publishing, continuous publication. However, we will continue to produce, although at a reduced frequency, our print version. Our “ahead of print” model will no longer exist. This new model will bring a number of changes. The journal will have a new and user-friendly website to improve navigation and interoperability; in addition, continuous publication will enable immediate sharing of articles […]
Bronchial hygiene techniques in patients on mechanical ventilation: what are used and why?
ABSTRACT Objective To analyze and describe the maneuvers most commonly used in clinical practice by physical therapists and the reasons for choosing them. Methods A prospective multicenter study using a questionnaire. The sample consisted of physical therapists from five hospitals (three private hospitals, a teaching hospital and a public hospital). Results A total of 185 questionnaires were filled in. Most professionals had graduated 6 to 10 years before and over had over 10 years of intensive care unit experience. The […]
Assessment and enrolment process for liver transplantation: nursing management through quality indicators
ABSTRACT Objective To establish, measure and analyze quality indicators in the evaluation and enrolment process of patients in a liver transplant program. Methods A quantitative and non-experimental research, with data collected from the database of a liver transplant program, from September 2012 to September 2014. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the quality indicators identified. Results We analyzed 1,311 visits in the transplant outpatient clinic, most males (66.7%), white (65.1%), mean age of 53 (±12.5) years, from the Southeastern Region […]
Comparison between subjective and objective evaluations of self-care performance in elderly inpatients
ABSTRACT Objetive To identify the functional status in self-care performance of elderly inpatients, through subjective and objective evaluations. Methods Fifty-five pairs of elderly and their respective caregivers of both sexes were submitted to subjective (self-rating and rating by caregivers) and objective assessment. The Performance Test of Activities of Daily Living and items in the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living scale were used. Functional status was rated 1 (unable to perform task), 2 (able to perform task with assistance) or 3 […]
Evaluation of radiofrequency electronic system in intraoperative monitoring of surgical textiles
ABSTRACT Objective To test performance of SurgiSafe®, a radiofrequency electronic device to detect surgical textiles during operations as compared to manual counting. Methods Surgical sponges with radiofrequency TAGs were placed in the abdominal cavity of a pig submitted to laparotomy, in randomly distributed sites. The TAGs were counted manually and also using SurgiSafe®. Positive and negative predictive values, sensitivity, specificity and time required for counting were analyzed for both methods. Results Through the analysis of 35 surgical cycles, SurgiSafe® immediately […]
Critical review of cancer mortality using hospital records and potential years of life lost
ABSTRACT Objective To determine and discuss cancer mortality rates in southern Brazil between 1988 and 2012. Methods This was a critical review of literature based on analysis of data concerning incidence and mortality of prostate cancer, breast cancer, bronchial and lung cancer, and uterine and ovarian cancer. Data were collected from the online database of the Brazil Instituto Nacional de Câncer José Alencar Gomes da Silva. Results The southern Brazil is the leading region of cancer incidence and mortality. Data […]
Is quality of life associated with compliance to pharmacoterapy in patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing maintenance hemodialysis?
ABSTRACT Objective To analyzed the association of quality of life and compliance to drug treatment in chronic kidney disease patients. Methods The Short Form Health Survey was used to evaluate the quality of life of these patients, and the therapeutic complexity index was verified. The Morisky-Green test and the Brief Medication Questionnaire were applied to check compliance to drug therapy. Results A total of 197 patients were included. The Morisky-Green test and Brief Medication Questionnaire showed that most patients had […]
Criminal liability of medical professionals in the São Paulo State Court of Appeals
ABSTRACT Objective To collect criminal justice data involving medical professionals in the São Paulo State Court of Appeals and to establish the number of criminal proceedings involving said professionals, the content of the accusations and the conviction rate per specialty. Methods A keyword search was carried out in the State Appellate Court case law website with the term “medical error” for decisions rendered from January 1st, 2011 to December 31st, 2016, and the subject “criminal law” was selected. Results A […]