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Braz. j. biol ; 84: e257070, 2024. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS-Express | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1360228

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Abstract Nanoparticles (NPs) are insoluble particles with a diameter of fewer than 100 nanometers. Two main methods have been utilized in orthodontic therapy to avoid microbial adherence or enamel demineralization. Certain NPs are included in orthodontic adhesives or acrylic resins (fluorohydroxyapatite, fluorapatite, hydroxyapatite, SiO2, TiO2, silver, nanofillers), and NPs (i.e., a thin layer of nitrogen-doped TiO2 on the bracket surfaces) are coated on the surfaces of orthodontic equipment. Although using NPs in orthodontics may open up modern facilities, prior research looked at antibacterial or physical characteristics for a limited period of time, ranging from one day to several weeks, and the limits of in vitro studies must be understood. The long-term effectiveness of nanotechnology-based orthodontic materials has not yet been conclusively confirmed and needs further study, as well as potential safety concerns (toxic effects) associated with NP size.


Resumo Nanopartículas (NPs) são partículas insolúveis com diâmetro inferior a 100 nanômetros. Dois métodos principais têm sido utilizados na terapia ortodôntica para evitar a aderência microbiana ou a desmineralização do esmalte: NPs são incluídas em adesivos ortodônticos ou resinas acrílicas (fluoro-hidroxiapatita, fluorapatita, hidroxiapatita, SiO2, TiO2, prata, nanopreenchimentos) e NPs são revestidas nas superfícies de equipamentos ortodônticos, ou seja, uma camada fina de TiO2 dopado com nitrogênio nas superfícies do braquete. Embora o uso de NPs em ortodontia possa tornar acessível modernos recursos, pesquisas anteriores analisaram as características antibacterianas ou físicas por um período limitado de tempo, variando de 24 horas a várias semanas, por isso devem ser compreendidos os limites dos estudos in vitro. A eficácia de longo prazo de materiais ortodônticos com base em nanotecnologia ainda não foi confirmada de forma conclusiva, o que exige mais estudos, bem como potenciais preocupações de segurança (efeitos tóxicos) associadas ao tamanho da NP.

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Braz. j. biol ; 84: e257039, 2024. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS-Express | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1364528

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Abstract The active ingredient glyphosate is the most commercialized herbicide on the world market due to its capability in eliminating weeds. However, it can harm the development of non-target organisms and threaten environmental quality. This study analyzed the effects of potentially toxic concentrations of glyphosate on germination, growth, cell cycle and genomic stability of Lactuca sativa L., and identified the most sensitive variables for assessing the toxicity of this herbicide to this biomonitor. Seeds of L. sativa were germinated in Petri dishes containing a sheet of filter paper moistened with 5 mL of a concentration of glyphosate (1.34, 3.35, 6.70, 10.05, 13.40 mg L-1). Controls consisted of distilled water (negative) and 3 mg L-1 CuSO4 (positive). Macroscopic and microscopic variables were analyzed. The germination of L. sativa was not affected by the concentrations of glyphosate. Root length and shoot height of the plants and the mitotic index decreased from the lowest concentration tested on. The chromosomal anomaly index and frequency of micronuclei increased by 3.2 and 22 times, respectively, with the presence of the lowest concentration of glyphosate compared to the negative control. The observed phytotoxic and cytogenotoxic effects demonstrate the negative influence that glyphosate has on the development of L. sativa. Root length and microscopic variables showed the highest sensitivity. This study warns of the possible harmful effects that glyphosate can have on non-target organisms and suggests greater control over the use of this herbicide to mitigate its environmental impact.


Resumo O ingrediente ativo glifosato é o herbicida mais comercializado do mercado mundial, pela sua capacidade de eliminar as plantas daninhas. No entanto, ele pode prejudicar o desenvolvimento dos organismos não-alvo e ameaçar a qualidade do ambiente. O estudo teve como objetivo analisar os efeitos de concentrações potencialmente tóxicas de glifosato sobre a germinação, o crescimento, o ciclo celular e a estabilidade genômica de Lactuca sativa L., e identificar as variáveis mais sensíveis para avaliar a toxicidade deste herbicida ao biomonitor. Sementes de L. sativa foram germinadas em placas de Petri contendo uma folha de papel-filtro umedecida com 5 mL das concentrações de glifosato (1,34, 3,35, 6,70, 10,05, 13,40 mg L-1). Os controles consistiram em água destilada (negativo) e 3 mg L-1 de CuSO4 (positivo). Variáveis macroscópicas e microscópicas foram analisadas. A germinação de L. sativa não foi afetada pelas concentrações de glifosato. O comprimento da raiz e a altura da parte aérea das plantas e o índice mitótico reduziram desde a menor concentração testada. O índice de anomalias cromossômicas e a frequência de micronúcleos aumentaram, respectivamente, 3,2 e 22 vezes na presença da menor concentração de glifosato em comparação ao controle negativo. Os efeitos fitotóxicos e citogenotóxicos observados demonstram a interferência negativa do herbicida no desenvolvimento de L. sativa. O comprimento da raiz e as variáveis microscópicas foram as que apresentaram maior sensibilidade. Este estudo alerta sobre os possíveis efeitos prejudiciais que o glifosato pode provocar nos organismos não-alvo, sugerindo um maior controle quanto à utilização deste herbicida, a fim de mitigar o seu impacto ambiental.

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Braz. j. biol ; 83: e249104, 2023. tab
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1339389

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Abstract The present study was designed to evaluate the strength of association of raised plasma homocysteine concentration as a risk factor for coronary heart disease independent of conventional risk factor. It was a case control study conducted at Punjab Institute of Cardiology Lahore. A total of 210 subjects aged 25 to 60 years comprising of 105 newly admitted patients of CHD as cases and 105 age and sex matched healthy individuals with no history of CHD as control were recruited for the study. Fasting blood samples were obtained from cases and controls. Plasma homocysteine was analyzed by fluorescence polarization immunoassay (FPIA) method on automated immunoassay analyzer (Abbott IMX). Total cholesterol, triglyceride and HDL cholesterol were analyzed using calorimetric kit methods. The concentration of LDL cholesterol was calculated using Friedewald formula. The patients were also assessed for traditional risk factors such as age, sex, family history of CVD, hypertension, smoking and physical activity, and were compared with control subjects. The collected data was entered in SPSS version 24 for analysis and interpretation.The mean age in controls and experimental groups were 43.00± 8.42 years and 44.72± 8.59 years with statistically same distribution (p- value= 0.144). The mean plasma homocysteine for cases was 22.33± 9.22 µmol/L where as it was 12.59±3.73 µmol/L in control group. Highly significant difference was seen between the mean plasma level of homocysteine in cases and controls (p˂0.001).Simple logistic regression indicates a strong association of coronary heart disease with hyperhomocysteinemia (OR 7.45), which remained significantly associated with coronary heart disease by multivariate logistic regression (OR 7.10, 95%C1 3.12-12.83, p=0.000). The present study concludes that elevated levels of Plasma homocysteine is an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease independent of conventional risk factors and can be used as an indicator for predicting the future possibility for the onset of CVD.


Resumo O presente estudo foi desenhado para avaliar a força da associação da concentração elevada de homocisteína no plasma como um fator de risco para doença cardíaca coronária independente do fator de risco convencional. Foi um estudo de caso-controle realizado no Punjab Institute of Cardiology Lahore. Um total de 210 indivíduos com idade entre 25 e 60 anos, compreendendo 105 pacientes recém-admitidos de CHD como casos e 105 indivíduos saudáveis ​​pareados por idade e sexo sem histórico de CHD como controle, foi recrutado para o estudo. Amostras de sangue em jejum foram obtidas de casos e controles. A homocisteína plasmática foi analisada pelo método de imunoensaio de polarização de fluorescência (FPIA) em analisador de imunoensaio automatizado (Abbott IMX). Colesterol total, triglicerídeos e colesterol HDL foram analisados ​​usando métodos de kit calorimétrico. A concentração de colesterol LDL foi calculada pela fórmula de Friedewald. Os pacientes também foram avaliados para fatores de risco tradicionais, como idade, sexo, história familiar de DCV, hipertensão, tabagismo e atividade física, e foram comparados com indivíduos de controle. Os dados coletados foram inseridos no SPSS versão 24 para análise e interpretação. A média de idade nos grupos controles e experimentais foi de 43,00 ± 8,42 anos e 44,72 ± 8,59 anos com distribuição estatisticamente igual (p-valor = 0,144). A homocisteína plasmática média para os casos foi de 22,33 ± 9,22 µmol / L, enquanto no grupo controle foi de 12,59 ± 3,73 µmol / L. Diferença altamente significativa foi observada entre o nível plasmático médio de homocisteína em casos e controles (p ˂ 0,001). A regressão logística simples indica uma forte associação de doença cardíaca coronária com hiper-homocisteinemia (OR 7,45), que permaneceu significativamente associada com doença cardíaca coronária por multivariada regressão logística (OR 7,10, 95% C1 3,12-12,83, p = 0,000). O presente estudo conclui que níveis elevados de homocisteína plasmática são fator de risco independente para doença cardíaca coronária, independentemente dos fatores de risco convencionais, e pode ser usado como um indicador para prever a possibilidade futura de aparecimento de DCV.


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Humans , Adult , Middle Aged , Coronary Disease/embryology , Hyperhomocysteinemia/diagnosis , Hyperhomocysteinemia/epidemiology , Case-Control Studies , Risk Factors , Fasting
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Rev. bras. med. esporte ; 28(6): 665-667, Nov.-Dec. 2022. tab
Article in English | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1376738

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ABSTRACT Introduction Running has become one of the most popular sports and fitness methods for low cost, convenience, and easy adherence. This has made the characteristics and rules of running-related sports injuries a key research issue in sports medicine and public health. Objective Evaluate the effects of moderate running on sports injuries rehabilitation. Methods This paper uses mathematical statistics to study some groups that have been running for a long time (n=369). The causes of sports injuries analyses and risks are performed by questionnaire. Results Relaxation after exercise is a protective factor for sports injuries. The time of maintenance of the running habit and the previous sport's history are factors influencing the risk for a sport's injury. Conclusion Amateur runners have a high rate of running injuries. The knee is the area with the highest injury incidence. Weight-loss running increases the risk of injury. An individually moderate running training plan can reduce the risk of running injuries. Evidence level II; Therapeutic Studies - Investigating the results.


RESUMO Introdução A corrida tornou-se um dos esportes e métodos de aptidão física mais populares devido ao seu baixo custo, conveniência e fácil adesão. Isso fez com que as características e regras das lesões esportivas relacionadas à corrida tornaram-se uma questão-chave de pesquisa em medicina esportiva e saúde pública. Objetivo Avaliar os efeitos da corrida moderada sobre a reabilitação de lesões esportivas. Métodos Este artigo utiliza a estatística matemática para estudar alguns grupos que já praticam corrida há muito tempo (n=369). A análise das causas de lesões e riscos desportivos é feita por questionário. Resultados O relaxamento após o exercício é um fator de proteção para lesões esportivas. O tempo de manutenção do hábito da corrida bem como o histórico esportivo pregresso são fatores que influenciam no risco para uma lesão esportiva. Conclusão Corredores amadores têm uma alta taxa de lesões na corrida. O joelho é a área de maior incidência das lesões. Correr para perder peso aumenta o risco de lesões. Um plano de treinamento de corrida moderado planejado individualmente pode reduzir os riscos das lesões durante as corridas. Nível de evidência II; Estudos terapêuticos - Investigação de resultados.


RESUMEN Introducción La corrida se ha convertido en uno de los deportes y métodos de acondicionamiento físico más populares debido a su bajo coste, comodidad y fácil adherencia. Esto ha hecho que las características y las reglas de las lesiones deportivas relacionadas con la corrida sean un tema de investigación clave en la medicina deportiva y la salud pública. Objetivo Evaluar los efectos de la corrida moderada en la rehabilitación de las lesiones deportivas. Métodos Este trabajo utiliza la estadística matemática para estudiar algunos grupos que llevan mucho tiempo corriendo (n=369). El análisis de las causas de las lesiones deportivas y los riesgos se realiza mediante un cuestionario. Resultados La relajación después del ejercicio es un factor de protección para las lesiones deportivas. El tiempo de mantenimiento del hábito de correr, así como el historial deportivo previo son factores que influyen en el riesgo de sufrir una lesión deportiva. Conclusión Los corredores aficionados tienen un alto índice de lesiones al correr. La rodilla es la zona de mayor incidencia de lesiones. Correr para perder peso aumenta el riesgo de lesiones. Un plan de entrenamiento moderado para correr, planificado individualmente, puede reducir el riesgo de lesiones al correr. Nivel de evidencia II; Estudios terapéuticos - Investigación de resultados.

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Rev. bras. med. esporte ; 28(6): 639-642, Nov.-Dec. 2022. tab
Article in English | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1376770

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ABSTRACT Introduction Research on scientific fitness exercises for the elderly has an important practical significance and can improve the physical fitness and health of the elderly. Chinese research on scientific conditioning exercises for the elderly is still lacking, especially when comparing results between different sports approaches in the elderly. Objective To study the effects of different types of exercise on the physical performance and health of the elderly. Methods 329 healthy elderly volunteers (161 men) with a mean age of 64.5 years from 6 different sports activities were selected. The following indicators of body shape and physical function were evaluated before and after training: height, weight, waist circumference, hip circumference, vital capacity, heart rate, systolic blood pressure, and diastolic blood pressure. All indicators were collected following the standardized methods of China's national fitness monitoring system. Exercise intensity was monitored with the subject's target heart rate. Physical exercises were performed for 30 to 40 minutes, 3 to 4 times a week. Results The type of physical exercise has a significant association with human performance and health. Conclusion Exercise and fitness programs positively correlate with human performance and health. Evidence level II; Therapeutic Studies - Investigating the results.


RESUMO Introdução A pesquisa sobre exercícios de aptidão científica para idosos tem um importante significado prático, podendo melhorar a aptidão física e a saúde dos idosos. Atualmente, a pesquisa chinesa sobre exercícios de condicionamento científico para idosos ainda é deficiente, principalmente ao comparar resultados entre diferentes abordagens esportivas nos idosos. Objetivo Estudar os efeitos de diferentes tipos de exercícios no desempenho físico e na saúde dos idosos. Métodos 329 idosos voluntários saudáveis (161 homens) com idade média de 64,5 anos, de 6 diferentes atividades esportivas foram selecionados. Os seguintes indicadores de forma corporal e função física foram avaliados antes e após os treinos: altura, peso, circunferência da cintura, circunferência do quadril, capacidade vital, frequência cardíaca, pressão arterial sistólica e pressão arterial diastólica. Todos os indicadores foram coletados seguindo os métodos padronizados do sistema nacional de monitoramento de condicionamento físico da China. A intensidade do exercício foi monitorada com a frequência cardíaca alvo do indivíduo. Os exercícios físicos foram executados entre 30 a 40 minutos, 3 a 4 vezes por semana. Resultados O tipo de exercício físico tem uma associação significativa com o desempenho humano e a saúde. Conclusão Os programas de exercícios e condicionamento físico têm uma correlação positiva com o desempenho humano e a saúde. Nível de evidência II; Estudos terapêuticos - Investigação de resultados.


RESUMEN Introducción La investigación sobre ejercicios científicos de acondicionamiento físico para ancianos tiene un significado práctico importante y puede mejorar la condición física y la salud de las personas mayores. Actualmente, aún falta investigación china sobre ejercicios de acondicionamiento científico para personas mayores, especialmente cuando se comparan los resultados entre diferentes enfoques deportivos en ancianos. Objetivo Estudiar los efectos de diferentes tipos de ejercicio sobre el rendimiento físico y la salud de los adultos mayores. Métodos Se seleccionaron 329 voluntarios adultos mayores sanos (161 hombres) con una edad media de 64,5 años, de 6 actividades deportivas diferentes. Se evaluaron los siguientes indicadores de forma corporal y función física antes y después del entrenamiento: altura, peso, circunferencia de la cintura, circunferencia de la cadera, capacidad vital, frecuencia cardíaca, presión arterial sistólica y presión arterial diastólica. Todos los indicadores se recopilaron siguiendo los métodos estandarizados del sistema nacional de seguimiento del estado físico de China. La intensidad del ejercicio se controló con la frecuencia cardíaca objetivo del sujeto. Los ejercicios físicos se realizaron durante 30 a 40 minutos, 3 a 4 veces por semana. Resultados El tipo de ejercicio físico tiene una asociación significativa con el rendimiento humano y la salud. Conclusión Los programas de ejercicio y acondicionamiento físico tienen una correlación positiva con el rendimiento y la salud humana. Nivel de evidencia II; Estudios terapéuticos - Investigación de resultados.

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Rev. enferm. UERJ ; 30: e63231, jan. -dez. 2022.
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1363762

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Objetivo: analisar a percepção dos profissionais de saúde do centro cirúrgico acerca do uso do checklist de cirurgias seguras. Método: estudo descritivo-exploratório, com abordagem qualitativa, realizado com 29 profissionais da equipe cirúrgica de um hospital universitário do Centro-Oeste brasileiro. Dados obtidos por meio de entrevistas individuais, entre fevereiro e março de 2019, norteadas por instrumento semiestruturado. Realizada análise de conteúdo. Resultados: emergiram as categorias temáticas 'Prática e importância atribuída ao uso do checklist de cirurgias seguras pela equipe de saúde' e 'Perspectivas para o uso efetivo do checklist de cirurgias seguras na prática profissional'. Conclusão: Revelou-se uma prática incipiente do uso do checklist de cirurgias seguras, apesar de compreenderem sua importância, e verificou-se o reconhecimento de aspectos profissionais e organizacionais que precisam ser trabalhados para tornar a incorporação dessa ferramenta mais assertiva no processo de trabalho da instituição.


Objective: to analyze the perception of health professionals in the operating room regarding the use of the safe surgeries checklist. Method: descriptive-exploratory study, with a qualitative approach, carried out with 29 professionals from the surgical team of a university hospital in the Brazilian Midwest. Data obtained through individual interviews, between February and March 2019, guided by a semi-structured instrument. Content analysis performed. Results: thematic categories 'Practice and importance attributed to the use of the safe surgeries checklist by the health team' and 'Perspectives for the effective use of the safe surgeries checklist in professional practice' emerged. Conclusion: It was revealed an incipient practice of using the safe surgeries checklist, despite understanding its importance, and there was recognition of professional and organizational aspects that need to be worked on to make the incorporation of this tool more assertive in the work process of institution.


Objetivo: analizar la percepción de los profesionales de la salud en centro quirúrgico sobre el uso del checklist de cirugías seguras. Método: estudio descriptivo-exploratorio, con abordaje cualitativo, realizado con 29 profesionales del equipo quirúrgico de un hospital universitario del Medio Oeste brasileño. Datos obtenidos a través de entrevistas individuales, entre febrero y marzo de 2019, guiadas por un instrumento semiestructurado. Análisis de contenido realizado. Resultados: surgieron categorías temáticas 'Práctica e importancia atribuida al uso de la lista de verificación de cirugías seguras por parte del equipo de salud' y 'Perspectivas para el uso efectivo de la lista de verificación de cirugías seguras en la práctica profesional'. Conclusión: Se reveló una práctica incipiente de utilizar el checklist de cirugías seguras, a pesar de comprender su importancia, y se reconocieron aspectos profesionales y organizacionales que deben ser trabajados para hacer más asertiva la incorporación de esta herramienta en el proceso de trabajo de la institución.

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J. Health Biol. Sci. (Online) ; 10(1): 1-9, 01/jan./2022. ilus, tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1378522

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Objective: the aim of this study was to relate sociodemographic, epidemiological and clinical conditions to the occurrence of severe cases of HZ in reference hospital of Fortaleza. Methods: this is a cross-sectional analytical study, based on medical records of patients admitted from 2009 to 2018. Pearson's x2 test or Fisher's exact test were used when appropriate. Results: we analyzed 196 medical records. The presence of complications occurred in 69.9%, the most affected region was the cranial (68.9%), and 1.5% died. The presence of vesicles (PR=1.37; 95%CI: 1.03-1.82; p=0.01) and the choice of antibiotic associated antiviral therapy (PR=0.58; 95%CI: 0.46-0.73; p=0.00) were significantly associated with the severity. Conclusions: the disease may be more severe at ages over 50. The presence of lesions in vesicles was associated with a higher prevalence of complications and the use of antibiotics and antivirals as a protective factor.


Objetivo: relacionar condições sociodemográficas, epidemiológicas e clínicas à ocorrência de casos graves de HZ em hospital de referência de Fortaleza. Métodos: trata-se de um estudo analítico transversal, baseado em prontuários de pacientes internados de 2009 a 2018. Foram utilizados o teste x2 de Pearson ou o teste exato de Fisher, quando apropriado. Resultados: foram analisados 196 prontuários. A presença de complicações ocorreu em 69,9%, a região mais acometida foi a craniana (68,9%), e 1,5% foi a óbito. A presença de vesículas (RP=1,37; IC95%: 1,03-1,82; p=0,01) e a escolha da terapia antiviral associada a antibióticos (RP=0,58; IC95%: 0,46-0,73; p=0,00) foram significativamente associadas com a gravidade. Conclusões: a doença pode ser mais grave a partir dos 50 anos. A presença de lesões em vesículas foi associada à maior prevalência de complicações e o uso de antibióticos e antivirais como fator de proteção.


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Herpes Zoster , Medical Records , Disease , Epidemiology , Herpesvirus 3, Human , Hospitalization , Inpatients , Methods
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J. Health Biol. Sci. (Online) ; 10(1): 1-9, 01/jan./2022. tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1378520

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Objetivos: avaliar a cobertura e os fatores associados à não realização do exame citopatológico do colo do útero entre mulheres de 18 a 39 anos no Brasil. Métodos: estudo transversal, de base populacional, com dados de inquérito domiciliar com 2.002 mulheres alfabetizadas de áreas urbanas, selecionadas por amostragem aleatória por conglomerados em 2016. Foram avaliados a prática do exame nos três anos anteriores e os fatores associados à não realização, com cálculo de razão de prevalência ajustada (RPaj) e intervalos de confiança de 95% (IC95%) por regressão de Poisson. Resultados: a cobertura do exame entre mulheres de 18-39 anos foi de 66,5%, sendo mais elevada naquelas de 35-39 anos (76,8%). Mulheres com renda familiar até 1 salário-mínimo (RPaj=2,08;IC95% 1,72-2,54), que estudaram até a 4a série (RPaj=2,30;IC95% 1,22-2,67), residentes na região Nordeste (RPaj=1,79;IC95% 1,34-2,09) e em municípios com até 20.000 habitantes (RPaj=3,15;IC95% 2,33-3,96) apresentaram maior prevalência de não realização do exame. Conclusão: a cobertura do exame citopatológico esteve abaixo do recomendado, com disparidades socioeconômicas e geográficas. Os dados sugerem necessidade de oportunizar o rastreamento entre mulheres jovens de maior risco para o câncer do colo do útero.


Objectives: to evaluate the coverage and factors associated with non-performing Pap smear test among women aged 18-39 years in Brazil. Methods: cross-sectional, population-based study with household survey data with 2,002 literate women from urban areas, selected by random sampling by clusters in 2016. The practice of Pap test in the previous three years and associated factors with non-participation were evaluated, with calculation of adjusted prevalence ratio (PRad) and 95% confidence intervals (95%CI) by Poisson regression. Results: coverage of Pap tests among women 18-39 years was 66.5%, being higher in those aged 35-39 years (76.8%). Women with a family income up to 01 minimum wage (PRad=2.08; 95%CI 1.72-2.54), who studied up to 4th grade (PRad=2.30; 95%CI 1.22-2.67) and residents in the Northeast region (PRad=1.79; 95%CI 1.34-2.09) and in municipalities up to 20,000 inhabitants (PRad=3.15; 95%CI 2.33-3.96) had a higher prevalence of non-participation in screening. Conclusions: the coverage of the Pap smear test was below recommended, with socioeconomic and geographical disparities. The data suggest the need to provide screening among young women at higher risk for cervical cancer.


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Papanicolaou Test , Women , Uterine Cervical Neoplasms , Cervix Uteri , Mass Screening , Health Surveys
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Serv. soc. soc ; (144): 193-212, maio-set. 2022. tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1377369

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Resumo: O artigo analisa os impactos socioterritoriais provocados por desastres com barragens à luz da Vigilância Socioassistencial. Adotou-se o método qualitativo, por meio de análise documental e técnica, de cidades impactadas por desastres com barragens de mineradoras em Minas Gerais (Brasil). Concluiu-se que as condições objetivas de respostas no campo da Assistência Social estão aquém dos preceitos internacionais de Gestão Integral de Riscos e de Desastres (GIRD), destacando foco para o aprimoramento específico para uma gestão planejada e compartilhada de Redução de Riscos de Desastres (RRD).


Abstract: The article analyzes the socio-territorial impacts caused by disasters with dams in the light of Social Assistance Surveillance. We adopted the qualitative method based on documental and technical analysis of cities impacted by disasters with mining dams in Minas Gerais/BR. We concluded that the objective conditions of answers in the field of Social Assistance fall short of the international precepts of Disaster Risk Management (DRM), highlighting a focus for specific improvement for a planned and shared management of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

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An. Fac. Cienc. Méd. (Asunción) ; 55(2): 32-39, 20220801.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1380303

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Introducción: El cáncer diferenciado de tiroides (CDT) se encuentra representado por el carcinoma papilar y el carcinoma folicular. Comprende la gran mayoría (>90%) de todos los cánceres de tiroides. Objetivos: Estratificar el riesgo de recurrencia inicial de los pacientes con CDT. Relacionar la edad, sexo y tamaño tumoral con el riesgo de recurrencia, invasión capsular, ganglionar, vascular y de tejido peritiroideo. Materiales y métodos: Estratificar el riesgo de recurrencia inicial de los pacientes con CDT. Relacionar la edad, sexo y tamaño tumoral con el riesgo de recurrencia, invasión capsular, ganglionar, vascular y de tejido peritiroideo. Resultados: El 87% fueron del sexo femenino. La edad media fue de 43±14 años. Predominó el riesgo de recurrencia bajo en el 49% de los pacientes, seguido del riesgo intermedio (33%) y riesgo alto (18%). El tamaño tumoral ˃1cm confiere mayor riesgo de ser estratificado como riesgo de recurrencia intermedio/alto (OR 5,7 IC 95% 3,6-9). El sexo masculino representó mayor riesgo de invasión ganglionar (OR 2,8 IC 95% 1,2-6,6); la edad ≥55 años lo fue en la invasión vascular (OR 2,1 IC 95% 1,1-4,1); el tamaño >1cm constituyó un mayor riesgo de manera significativa de invasión capsular (OR 10,5 IC 95% 6,5-17), invasión ganglionar (OR 10,2 IC 95% 3,8-26,9), invasión vascular (OR 30,7 IC 95% 4,2-224) e invasión de tejido peritiroideo (OR 5,2 IC 95% 3,3-8,2). Conclusión: El riesgo de recurrencia inicial más frecuente fue el riesgo bajo. El sexo masculino, la edad ≥55años y el tamaño >1cm constituyen factores de riesgo de invasión a estructuras vecinas.


Introduction: Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is represented by papillary carcinoma and follicular carcinoma. It comprises the vast majority (> 90%) of all thyroid cancers. Objectives: Stratify the risk of initial recurrence of patients with DTC. Relate age, sex, and tumor size to the risk of recurrence, capsular, nodal, vascular, and perithyroid tissue invasion. Materials and methods: Observational, descriptive, retrospective, cross-sectional study with an analytical component. A total of 432 patients with a diagnosis of DTC from Hospital de Clínicas, Instituto de Previsión Social and Instituto Nacional del Cáncer between 2011 and 2015 were included. Results: 87% were female. The mean age was 43 ± 14 years. Low recurrence risk predominated in 49% of patients, followed by intermediate risk (33%) and high risk (18%). Male sex, age ≥55 years and tumor size ˃1cm confer a higher risk of being stratified as intermediate / high recurrence risk, but only size> 1cm was significantly (OR 5.7 95% CI 3.6-9). Male sex represented a higher risk of lymph node invasion (OR 3.1 95% CI 1.4-2.8) and vascular invasion (OR 2.3 95% CI 1.1-4.8); age ≥55 years was in the vascular invasion (OR 2.6 95% CI 1.4-4.9); size> 1cm constituted a significantly higher risk of capsular invasion (OR 10.7 95% CI 6.7-17.3), nodal invasion (OR 10.5 95% CI 4-27.7), vascular invasion (OR 33 95% CI 4.5-244) and invasion of perithyroid tissue (OR 5.1 95% CI 3.2-8.1). Conclusion: The most frequent initial recurrence risk was low risk. Male sex, age ≥55 years, and size> 1cm are risk factors for invasion of neighboring structures.


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Thyroid Neoplasms , Thyroid Neoplasms/diagnosis , Lymph Nodes , Risk , Cross-Sectional Studies , Risk Factors
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Univ. salud ; 24(2): 117-123, mayo-ago. 2022. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1377460

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Resumen Introducción: El cuidado de enfermería en áreas clínicas requiere conocimiento, habilidad y experiencia. El tratamiento de una persona hospitalizada usualmente necesita un acceso venoso, en este procedimiento pueden presentarse complicaciones, siendo la flebitis e infiltración las principalmente reportadas. Objetivo: Determinar la incidencia de flebitis en pacientes pediátricos con catéter corto periférico de acuerdo con el grado de la misma y diversos factores implicados en su aparición. Materiales y métodos: Estudio cuantitativo, prospectivo, observacional y documental realizado entre octubre 2018 a febrero 2019. Resultados: Se encontró una tasa de incidencia de flebitis de 18,5%. De 849 niños con catéter venoso periférico, 157 reportaron flebitis; de ellos 52,2% presentaron flebitis grado I; 29,9%, grado II; 15,3% grado III y 2,5% grado IV. El 78% de los niños presentó peso y talla adecuados para la edad. La flebitis identificada se relacionó al catéter preventivo y asociado a medicamentos como cefalotina y dipirona, así como la presentación en la etapa de infancia y adolescencia de flebitis grado I. Conclusiones: La identificación de la flebitis, sus grados y correlación con las variables sociodemográficas y clínicas, permiten establecer acciones de cuidado y fomento de estrategias para mejorar la atención y los estándares de alta calidad.


Abstract Introduction: Nursing care in clinical areas requires knowledge, skills, and experience. Treatment of a hospitalized person usually requires venous access, which carries frequently reported complications such as phlebitis and infiltrations. Objective: To determine the incidence of phlebitis in patients with short peripheral catheter according to its grade and various factors involved in its appearance. Materials and methods: Quantitative, prospective, observational, and documentary study carried out between October 2018 and February 2019. Results: An incidence rate of phlebitis of 18.5% was observed. Phlebitis was reported in 157 out of 849 children with peripheral venous catheter. Grade I, II, III, and IV phlebitis was documented in 52.2%, 29.9%, 15.3%, and 2.5%. respectively. 78% of the children showed adequate weight and height for their age group. These cases of phlebitis were related to preventive catheter and associated with the use of medications such as cephalothin and dipyrone. In the case of grade I phlebitis, it was more frequent in childhood and adolescent populations. Conclusions: The identification of phlebitis, its grades, and its correlation with sociodemographic variables is necessary to establish health care actions and promote strategies in order to improve care and achieve high quality standards.

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Nursing (Säo Paulo) ; 25(290): 8151-8162, julho.2022.
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS, BDENF | ID: biblio-1379901

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Objetivo: analisar os fatores associados a candidíase vaginal em gestantes. Método: Trata-se de uma revisão integrativa de literatura realizado na PubMed. Utilizou-se os descritores: "pregnant women", pregnancy, candidiasis, "candidiasis, vulvovaginal". Foram selecionados ao final 07 estudos e o período de busca aconteceu entre os meses de novembro a dezembro de 2021. Resultados: a candidíase vulvovaginal teve uma média da prevalência geral de candidíase foi de 51,71% dos casos mencionados nos estudos. Dentre as manifestações clínicas da candidíase, destaca-se o corrimento alterado, prurido intenso, disúria, irritação ou queimação e dor pélvica Conclusão: A Candida albicans foi a cepa de levedura mais frequentemente identificada, mas, outras espécies também foram descritas, como a C. krusei, C.glabrata, Candida parapsilosis e C. tropicalis. A candidiasé não é letal, mas os sintomas podem definir o diagnóstico clínico da candidíase, na gestação o diagnóstico precoce norteia o tratamento eficiente e contribui para a melhora do prognóstico da gestante.(AU)


Objective: to analyze the factors associated with vaginal candidiasis in pregnant women. Method: This is an integrative literature review carried out at PubMed. The descriptors were used: "pregnant women", pregnancy, candidiasis, "candidiasis, vulvovaginal". At the end, 07 studies were selected and the search period took place between the months of November and December 2021. Results: vulvovaginal candidiasis had an average general prevalence of candidiasis of 51.71% of the cases mentioned in the studies. Among the clinical manifestations of candidiasis, there is an altered discharge, intense itching, dysuria, irritation or burning and pelvic pain. Conclusion: Candida albicans was the most frequently identified yeast strain, but other species were also described, such as C krusei, C. glabrata, Candida parapsilosis and C. tropicalis. Candidiasis is not lethal, but the symptoms can define the clinical diagnosis of candidiasis, in pregnancy, early diagnosis guides efficient treatment and contributes to improving the prognosis of the pregnant woman.(AU)


Objetivo: analizar los factores asociados a la candidiasis vaginal en gestantes. Métodos: Esta es una revisión integradora de la literatura realizada en PubMed. Fueron utilizados los descriptores: "embarazadas", embarazo, candidiasis, "candidiasis, vulvovaginal", al final fueron seleccionados 07 estudios. Resultados: la candidiasis vulvovaginal tuvo una prevalencia general promedio de candidiasis del 51,71% de los casos mencionados en los estudios. Entre las manifestaciones clínicas de la candidiasis se encuentran secreción alterada, prurito intenso, disuria, irritación o ardor y dolor pélvico. Conclusión: Candida albicans fue la cepa de levadura más frecuentemente identificada, pero también se han descrito otras especies, como C. krusei, C. glabrata, Candida parapsilosis y C. tropicalis. Se infiere que la VVC no es letal, pero los síntomas pueden definir el diagnóstico clínico de candidiasis, en el embarazo, el diagnóstico precoz orienta un tratamiento eficaz y contribuye a mejorar el pronósticode la gestante.(AU)


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Candidiasis , Pregnancy , Prevalence , Risk Factors
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Ciênc. Saúde Colet ; 27(6): 2111-2121, jun. 2022. tab, graf
Article in Portuguese | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1375016

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Resumo O objetivo do estudo foi avaliar as tendências das desigualdades de sexo e escolaridade no acúmulo de fatores de risco comportamentais nas capitais brasileiras. Foram analisados repetidos inquéritos do Vigitel, entre os anos de 2008 e 2018, com adultos (≥ 18 anos) residentes nas capitais dos 26 estados brasileiros e no Distrito Federal (n = 569.246). O acúmulo de ao menos dois fatores de risco comportamentais contemplou inatividade física, alimentação inadequada, tabagismo e consumo abusivo de álcool. Foram utilizadas medidas simples e complexas de desigualdade (de sexo e escolaridade). As interseccionalidades de sexo e escolaridade por faixa etária e região também foram consideradas. Entre 2008 e 2018, a prevalência do acúmulo em adultos diminuiu de 51,6% para 41,2% entre os homens, e de 45,3% para 30,8% entre as mulheres. Embora uma tendência de redução do acúmulo dos fatores de risco ao longo do tempo tenha sido observada, as desigualdades de sexo e escolaridade em geral persistiram. Homens adultos e pessoas com menor escolaridade apresentam de forma sistemática maiores prevalências de acúmulo, reforçando a necessidade de monitoramento das desigualdades e de ações para sua redução.


Abstract The aim of this study was to assess trends in inequalities regarding sex and educational levels in accumulated behavioral risk factors in the Brazilian state capitals. Repeated surveys from a Vigitel surveillance initiative carried out from 2008 to 2018 including adults (≥ 18 years) living in the 26 Brazilian state capitals and in the Federal District were analyzed (n = 569246). Accumulation of at least two behavioral risk factors including physical inactivity, inadequate diet, tobacco use and abusive alcohol consumption. Simple and complex measures of inequality were calculated according to sex and educational level, in addition to assessing intersectionality between age groups and regions of the country. The accumulated risk factor prevalence between 2008 and 2018 decreased from 51.6% to 41.2% among males and from 45.3% to 30.8% among females. Despite the observed decreasing trends in the prevalence of accumulated risk factors over time, inequalities of sex and educational levels persisted. Adult males and people with lower levels of education persistently presented higher prevalence of accumulated risk factors, highlighting not only the need for monitoring strategies of such inequalities, but also for actions aiming at reducing this trend.

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Rev. colomb. anestesiol ; 50(2): e202, Jan.-June 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1376818

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Abstract Introduction: The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has led to the cancellation of non-emergent surgeries in order to optimize the use of resources. Once the elective medical services are restored, a technical and ethical strategy becomes critical to select candidate patients for elective surgery. Objective: To describe the results from the implementation of MeNTS (Medically Necessary Time-sensitive Procedures), FI-CGA, and survey on COVID-19 symptoms Scales, as methods for the selection of patients who were candidates for elective surgery during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, in a third level institution in Cali, Colombia. Methods: The databases of the results on the administration of MeNTS, frailty index (FI-CGA) and COVID 19 symptoms scales in patients who were candidates for elective surgery in a third level clinic in Cali city, between March 1st and August 31st, 2020 were reviewed. Results: A total of 1,044 patients were included, of which 647 (62.0 %) were females, with a median age of52 years (interquartile range [IQR] 38-62). 98 % of the patients were asymptomatic, the overall median score for MeNTS was 48 (IQR 44-52) and the average for FI-CGA was 0.0 (standard deviation 0.1). Conclusions: MeNTS, FI-CGA and the Symptoms Survey are easily accessible scales amidst the pandemic and are helpful to select patients with intermediate and low risk of perioperative morbidity in elective surgery during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Further studies are required to confirm these findings and to clarify the potential of these tools in the selection of patients that meet the high-risk criteria.


Resumen Introducción: La pandemia por SARS-CoV-2 ha ocasionado la suspensión de cirugías no urgentes con el fin de optimizar los recursos. Una vez los servicios médicos electivos son restablecidos, es fundamental disponer de una estrategia técnica y ética para la selección de los pacientes candidatos a cirugía electiva. Objetivo: Describir los resultados observados durante la implementación de las escalas MeNTS (Medically Necessary Time-sensitive Procedures), IF-VIG y Encuesta de síntomas para COVID-19, como métodos de selección de pacientes candidatos a cirugía electiva durante la pandemia por SARS-CoV-2 en una institución de nivel tres en la ciudad de Cali, Colombia. Metodología: Se revisaron las bases de datos de los resultados de la aplicación de escalas de MeNTS, índice de fragilidad (IF-VIG) y los síntomas para COVID 19, en pacientes candidatos a cirugía electiva en una clínica de tercer nivel en la ciudad de Cali, entre marzo 1 y agosto 31 del 2020. Resultados: En total 1.044 pacientes fueron incluidos, de los cuales 647 (62,0 %) fueron mujeres con una mediana de edad de 52 años (rango intercuartil [RIC] 38-62). El 98 % de los pacientes estuvieron asintomáticos, la mediana general de la puntuación total de MeNTS fue 48 (RIC 44-52) y el promedio para IF-VIG fue de 0,0 (desviación estándar 0,1). Conclusiones: MeNTS, IF-VIG y Encuesta de síntomas, son escalas fácilmente accesibles durante tiempos de pandemia y son de utilidad para seleccionar pacientes de riesgo intermedio y bajo de morbilidad perioperatoria en cirugía electiva durante la pandemia por SARS-CoV-2. Se requieren futuros estudios para confirmar estos hallazgos y para clarificar su potencial en la selección de pacientes con criterios que los definan como de riesgo alto.

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Int. j. cardiovasc. sci. (Impr.) ; 35(3): 391-399, May-June 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1375651

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Abstract Background: Poor flexibility is a predictor of reduced physical activity. The association between trunk flexibility and cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) is not well understood. Objective: To identify the prevalence of CVRFs and their association with trunk flexibility in individuals participating in a community-based health education program. Methods: Volunteers (51 men, 48 women) aged 20-85 years old, participants in a community-based health education program in the city of Santo Antônio de Goiás, Brazil, were selected for this study. Anthropometric measures including body mass, height, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and waist/height ratio (WHtR) were evaluated. Physical activity level was evaluated based on leisure activity participation, and trunk flexibility was evaluated by the sit and reach test. Data distribution was assessed using the Shapiro-Wilk test; Pearson's chi-square or Fisher's exact and Student t tests were performed for comparisons. To analyze the association between trunk flexibility and concomitant CVRFs, Spearman's correlation test and linear regression were employed. Statistical significance was defined as p < 0.05. Results: 7.2% of the volunteers had no CVRF, 10.3% had only one CVRF and 82.5% had two or more CVRFs, with no differences between sexes. Increased abdominal adiposity, as assessed by WHtR (p = 0.0097), and systemic arterial hypertension (p = 0.0003) were the most prevalent CVRFs, with differences between age groups. A strong negative correlation was found between mean trunk flexibility and the number of concomitant CVRFs (r = -0.96, p < 0.0028). Conclusion: The strong negative correlation between trunk flexibility and concomitant CVRF indicates an increased risk for cardiovascular events. Therefore, trunk flexibility measurement may be an additional tool for health promotion and prevention of cardiovascular and associated diseases in community health programs.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Young Adult , Pliability , Heart Disease Risk Factors , Cross-Sectional Studies , Muscle Stretching Exercises , Obesity, Abdominal , Torso , Waist-Height Ratio
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Int. j. cardiovasc. sci. (Impr.) ; 35(3): 400-409, May-June 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1375644

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Abstract Background: Due to the growing concern about work-related social and health aspects, occupational health and safety has become relevant. Objective: This work aims to develop a model to assist cardiovascular risk management in a team of haul truck operators, who work in rotating shifts at a mining company in Brazil. Methods: This longitudinal study evaluated risk factors for cardiovascular diseases of 191 mineworkers at three times points - 2010, 2012, and 2015. In addition, the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases was calculated, and the risk factors were analyzed using the chi-square test, the U Mann-Whitney test, and binary logistic regression. The significance level was set at 5%. Results: In the study period, body weight, body mass index (BMI), waist-to-height ratio (WHR), systolic (SBP), and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and triglycerides levels of the study group increased. In 2015, there was a high prevalence of alcohol intake, overweight or obesity, central obesity, inadequate WHR, high blood pressure, total cholesterol above 190 mg/dL, and triglycerides above 150 mg/dL. An association was identified between increased cardiovascular risk and age, SBP, HDL-C, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and elevated glucose levels. Conclusion: Intense interventions for reduction and prevention of elevated alcohol intake, blood pressure levels, WHR, metabolic syndrome, blood glucose, and LDL-C levels, and low HDL-C levels are needed. In addition, a close monitoring of mine workers over 38 years of age who smoke, consume alcoholic beverages, and have altered blood glucose levels is important.


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Humans , Male , Female , Occupational Health , Miners , Heart Disease Risk Factors , Tobacco Use Disorder , Alcohol Drinking , Cardiovascular Diseases/prevention & control , Longitudinal Studies , Metabolic Syndrome , Metabolic Syndrome/complications , Shift Work Schedule , Hypercholesterolemia
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Invest. educ. enferm ; 40(2): 149-160, 15 de junio 2022.
Article in English | LILACS, BDENF, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1379630

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Objective. To identify the knowledge of teachers about suicidal behavior in adolescents. Methods. Qualitative exploratory-descriptive study conducted in a state school in the municipality of Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. Twelve teachers participated in the study. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews analyzed using Bardin's Content Analysis. Results. Three categories were built: "Warning signs of suicide", related to the signs identified by the professionals; "Risk factors for suicide", which indicate the reasons that may lead adolescents to present this type of behavior; and "Difficulties in dealing with the behaviors", referring to the behaviors adopted by adolescents and the difficulties of teachers before the theme. Conclusion. It was possible to identify that teachers recognize some signs of suicidal behavior, as well as some risk factors. Nonetheless, it is necessary to qualify them to approach the subject, since they feel insecure to act in more critical moments, thus generating mainly feelings of sadness, guilt and powerlessness.


Objetivo. Identificar el conocimiento de los profesores sobre el comportamiento suicida en adolescentes. Métodos. Estudio exploratorio-descriptivo y cualitativo realizado en una escuela pública del municipio de Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil. Doce profesores participaron en el estudio. Los datos se recogieron mediante entrevistas semiestructuradas, que fueron analizadas utilizando el Análisis de Contenido de Bardin. Resultados. Se construyeron tres categorías: "Señales de alerta de suicidio", relacionada con las señales identificadas por los profesionales; "Factores de riesgo de suicidio", que indican las razones que pueden llevar a los adolescentes a presentar este tipo de comportamiento; y "Dificultades para lidiar con los comportamientos", relativa a las conductas adoptadas por los adolescentes y a las dificultades de los profesionales frente al tema. Conclusión. Se pudo identificar que los profesores reconocen algunas señales de comportamiento suicida, así como algunos factores de riesgo. Sin embargo, es necesario cualificarlas para el abordaje del problema, pues se sienten inseguros para actuar en los momentos más críticos, generando principalmente sentimientos de tristeza, culpa e impotencia.


Objetivo. Identificar o conhecimento de professores sobre comportamento suicida em adolescentes. Métodos. Estudo exploratório-descritivo, qualitativo, realizado em uma escola estadual no município de Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil. Participaram no estudo 12 professores. Os dados foram coletados mediante entrevistas semiestruturadas analisadas por meio da Análise de Conteúdo de Bardin. Resultados. Foram construídas três categorias: "Sinais de alerta para o suicídio", relacionada com os sinais identificados pelos profissionais; "Fatores de risco para o suicídio", que apontam os motivos que podem levar os adolescentes a apresentarem este tipo de comportamento; e, "Dificuldades em lidar com os comportamentos" referentes às condutas adotadas pelos adolescentes e as dificuldades dos professores frente ao tema. Conclusão. Foi possível identificar que os professores reconhecem alguns sinais de comportamento suicida assim como alguns fatores de risco. Porém, é preciso qualificá-los para a abordagem ao assunto, visto que se sentem inseguros para agir em momentos mais críticos, gerando principalmente sentimentos de tristeza, culpa e impotência.


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Humans , Adolescent , Suicide , Behavior , Mental Health , Risk Factors , Adolescent Health , Education , Knowledge , Sadness , Guilt
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Int. j. cardiovasc. sci. (Impr.) ; 35(3): 304-315, May-June 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1375639

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Abstract Background Obesity and overweight in childhood can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease throughout live. Objectives This study provides an update of a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials (RCT) published in 2014, to assess the effects of physical activity interventions on preventing cardiovascular risk factors in childhood. Methods This update combines data from the previous search with new data obtained from June 2013 to June 2020. Searches were performed on PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane CENTRAL. The RCTs enrolled used interventions with physical activity longer than six months in school children aged 6-12 years, and evaluated body mass index (BMI), systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels. Data analysis was performed using a random-effects model and a P value <0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results A total of 28,603 articles were retrieved, and 17 RCTs (11,952 subjects) were included. Physical activity interventions were associated with reduction in SBP [−2.11mmHg (95%CI −3.67, −0.54), I243%], DBP [−2.08mmHg (95%CI −3.68, −0,49), I265%] and TG [-0.08mmol/L (95% CI -0.13, -0.03), I20%], and increase in TC [0.17mmol/L (95%CI 0.04, 0.30), I20%]. However, the interventions were not associated with reductions in BMI [−0.03 kg/m2 (95%CI −0.17, 0.10), I20%]. Conclusion This update confirms and reinforces the beneficial effects of physical activity intervention in reducing systolic and diastolic blood pressure and TG levels.


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Humans , Male , Female , Child , Cardiovascular Diseases/prevention & control , Exercise , Heart Disease Risk Factors , Sports , Students , Exercise Test , Pediatric Obesity , Physical Conditioning, Human
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Int. j. cardiovasc. sci. (Impr.) ; 35(3): 318-326, May-June 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1375642

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Abstract Background: Uncontrolled blood pressure has been associated with poor adherence to drug treatment. Objectives: To assess blood pressure control in hypertensive patients attending primary health centers after implementation of a pharmaceutical follow-up program in a city of the north of Brazil. Methods: Observational, cross sectional, descriptive study with 163 hypertensive patients attending public primary health care centers - one located on the riverside and one in the urban area of the city of Santarem, western Pará, Brazil. Adherence to the anti-hypertensive treatment was assessed using the eight-item Morisky test. Pharmacotherapy follow-up (Dader method) of patients with uncontrolled hypertension and non-adherent to anti-hypertensive treatment was performed. Results of the normality test showed that the data did not follow a normal distribution. Continuous variables were then compared using the Wilcoxon signed-rank test, and categorical variables by the likelihood ratio and the McNemar tests. Statistical significance was set at 5%. Results: Of the total sample, 94.5% were not adherent to anti-hypertensive drug therapy and 77.2% had uncontrolled hypertension. Adherence rate was higher in men than women (p=0.006). Pharmacotherapy follow-up improved blood pressure levels, particularly systolic blood pressure (p<0.001). Conclusion: An individualized pharmacotherapeutic follow-up, considering regional and cultural specificities, can contribute to the treatment of hypertensin in the primary care.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adolescent , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Young Adult , Pharmacists , Pharmaceutical Services , Primary Health Care/methods , Medication Adherence , Hypertension/drug therapy , Personal Health Services/methods , Brazil , Health Centers , Urban Health , Drug Therapy/methods , Hypertension/prevention & control
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Int. j. cardiovasc. sci. (Impr.) ; 35(3): 373-381, May-June 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1375643

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Abstract Background: Current pacemakers allow for the continuous recording of the occurrence of arrhythmic events. One of the most frequent arrhythmias after implantation of a device is atrial fibrillation (AF), an important risk factor for embolic events. The frequency of this arrhythmia in pacemaker patients has not been widely studied. Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence, incidence, and predictors of the occurrence of AF in patients with double-chamber pacemakers and without a history of atrial fibrillation prior to implantation. Methods: A dynamic, retrospective, and prospective cohort study was carried out with 186 patients undergoing biannual follow-up of the double-chamber pacemaker, without previous AF, in a single service, between 2016 and 2018. Clinical data were collected from the medical records and the telemetry of the device and the prevalence, incidence rate, relative risk by univariate analysis (by chi-square), and risk ratio were calculated by multivariate analysis (by Cox regression); values of p<0.05 were considered significant. Results: There was a prevalence of 25.3% FA, with an incidence of 5.64 cases / 100 persons-year. The median time for the development of arrhythmia was 27.5 months. Multivariate analysis identified 5 statistically significant predictors: male gender, OR: 2.54 [1.04-6.15]; coronary artery disease, OR: 2.98 [1.20-7.41]; hypothyroidism, OR: 3.63 [1.46-9.07]; prior heart surgery, OR: 2.67 [1.01-7]; and left atrial enlargement, OR: 2.72 [1.25-5.92]. Conclusions: The prevalence and incidence of AF in this population are high. Risk factors for AF were: male gender, coronary artery disease, hypothyroidism, prior heart surgery, and left atrial enlargement.


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Humans , Male , Female , Pacemaker, Artificial , Atrial Fibrillation/epidemiology , Atrioventricular Node , Cohort Studies , Heart Disease Risk Factors , Hypertension
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