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  1. City and School: the Visible Construction of the Fernando Gomes Elementary School in Porto Alegre/RS - Brazil (1913-1935)

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    Tatiane De Freitas Ermel

    2016-01-01

    In the context of studies about space and school architecture, this article analyses the visual construction of the Fernando Gomes Elementary School, which was located in downtown Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil between 1913 and 1935. Designed by the engineer Afonso Hébert, head of the Department of Public Works in the State of Rio Grande do Sul/RS, the building was completed in 1922. In addition to functional elements, i.e., a large number of classrooms that would serve to increase the access of chi...

  2. Frequency of dermatophytes in the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

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    Adelina MEZZARI

    1998-03-01

    Full Text Available In order to evaluate the distribution of dermatophytes in Porto Alegre, the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, they were isolated from the skin, hairs and nails samples and retrospectively analyzed from June 1981 to June 1995, in two different institutions in the city of Porto Alegre: (i the Serviço de Micologia do Instituto de Pesquisas Biológicas Jandyr Maya Faillace, da Secretaria de Saúde e Meio Ambiente do Rio Grande do Sul which attends the low income population (low and middle classes and, (ii Laboratório Weinmann, a clinical pathology laboratory which attends predominantly the higher income population (middle and upper classes, both which attend in the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre. The dermatophyte predominance of Trichophyton rubrum was confirmed (55.33% followed by T. mentagrophytes (21.46%. The data obtained were compared with the existing prevalence data which were collected in the interior of the state over a period of 32 years (1960-1992. T. verrucosum, T. simii, Microsporum persicolor, T. schöenleinii, M. nanum and M. cookei were isolated in the interior and have not been found in the capital so far. On the other side, T. violaceum was, isolated in the capital and has not been found in the interior so far.A prevalência de dermatófitos na região metropolitana de Porto Alegre (RS, foi analisada de modo retrospectivo durante o período de junho de 1981 a junho de 1995. As espécies de dermatófitos foram isoladas de amostras de pele, pêlos e unhas, em duas instituições de Porto Alegre: Serviço de Micologia de Insituto de Pesquisas Biológicas Jandyr Maya Faillace, da Secretaria de Saúde e Meio Ambiente do Rio Grande do Sul, que atende predominantemente as classes sociais B e C e Laboratório Weinmann, que atende predominantemente as classes sociais A e B. Observou-se o predomínio do dermatófito Trichophyton rubrum (55.33% seguido pelo Trichophyton mentagrophytes (21.46%. Os dados coletados foram

  3. Presence of p-synephrine in teas commercialized in Porto Alegre (RS/Brazil

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    Marcelo Dutra Arbo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Citrus aurantium (bitter orange is characterized by the presence of p-synephrine, an amine structurally and pharmacologically related to ephedrine. Besides the same adverse effects as ephedrine, nowadays it is believed that altered levels of p-synephrine can be associated to the occurrence of migraine and cluster headaches. Leaves and fruits of this species are highly commercialized in form of teas and herbal preparations, but without taking into account the risks associated with its use. This work describes a survey of teas and herbal preparations containing C. aurantium, commercialized in Porto Alegre (RS/Brazil, in order to verify the presence of p-synephrine. Comparing with the mean amount available in the supermarkets, around 20% of the teas and 10% of the herbal preparations declared the presence of C. aurantium in their labels. In a sampling of 15 teas and 2 herbal preparations selected for the analysis, the presence of p-synephrine was characterized in all samples, with levels between 0.0040 to 0.2308%, leading to a caution that even being natural products, they are not free of adverse effects.Citrus aurantium (laranjeira-azeda é caracterizada pela presença de p-sinefrina, amina estrutural e farmacologicamente similar à efedrina. Além de poder causar efeitos adversos similares aos da efedrina, atualmente acredita-se que níveis endógenos alterados de p-sinefrina possam estar associados à causa da enxaqueca. Folhas e frutos desta espécie são largamente comercializados na forma de chá e em preparados de erva-mate, sem que sejam considerados os riscos associados ao seu uso. Neste sentido, este trabalho descreve uma pesquisa em chás e preparados de erva-mate comercializados em Porto Alegre, para verificar a presença de C. aurantium e p-sinefrina. Comparando com a quantidade média disponível nas prateleiras dos supermercados, cerca de 20% dos chás e 10% dos preparados de erva-mate declaravam nos rótulos conter C. aurantium. De

  4. City and School: the Visible Construction of the Fernando Gomes Elementary School in Porto Alegre/RS - Brazil (1913-1935

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    Tatiane De Freitas Ermel

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available In the context of studies about space and school architecture, this article analyses the visual construction of the Fernando Gomes Elementary School, which was located in downtown Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil between 1913 and 1935. Designed by the engineer Afonso Hébert, head of the Department of Public Works in the State of Rio Grande do Sul/RS, the building was completed in 1922. In addition to functional elements, i.e., a large number of classrooms that would serve to increase the access of children to primary school, its monumental proportions incorporated a series of symbolic elements aligned with the ideals of the First Brazilian Republic (1889–1930. The documentary analysis was performed on the archives of the Directorship of Public Education and the Directorship of Public Works of Rio Grande do Sul, as well as various iconographic sources, capital improvement plans and periodicals of the time. The construction of the school inaugurated a new conception of the space and architecture of public elementary schools in the State, as the visible improvement and sanitation of the cities were considered of great importance in the period. The construction of school buildings was also one of the greatest advertising tools of the new Republican political regime.

  5. Frequency of dermatophytes in the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.

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    Mezzari, A

    1998-01-01

    In order to evaluate the distribution of dermatophytes in Porto Alegre, the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, they were isolated from the skin, hairs and nails samples and retrospectively analyzed from June 1981 to June 1995, in two different institutions in the city of Porto Alegre: (i) the Serviço de Micologia do Instituto de Pesquisas Biológicas Jandyr Maya Faillace, da Secretaria de Saúde e Meio Ambiente do Rio Grande do Sul which attends the low income population (low and middle classes) and, (ii) Laboratório Weinmann, a clinical pathology laboratory which attends predominantly the higher income population (middle and upper classes), both which attend in the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre. The dermatophyte predominance of Trichophyton rubrum was confirmed (55.33%) followed by T. mentagrophytes (21.46%). The data obtained were compared with the existing prevalence data which were collected in the interior of the state over a period of 32 years (1960-1992). T. verrucosum, T. simii, Microsporum persicolor, T. schöenleinii, M. nanum and M. cookei were isolated in the interior and have not been found in the capital so far. On the other side, T. violaceum was, isolated in the capital and has not been found in the interior so far.

  6. Isolation of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC serotype 091:H21 from a child with diarrhea in Porto Alegre city, RS, Brazil

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    Cantarelli Vlademir

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available We describe the isolation of one strain of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O91:H21 from a child with diarrhea in the city of Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. Considering the pathogenic potential of STEC, these organisms should be looked for more carefully among our population.

  7. Antimicrobial susceptibility among Enterococcus isolates from the city of Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil Sensibilidade aos antimicrobianos entre amostras de Enterococcus isolados na cidade de Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil

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    Pedro Alves d'Azevedo

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Resistance to several classes of antimicrobial agents is a remarkable characteristic of enterococcal strains increasingly reported worldwide. Information about strains isolated in the southern region of Brazil is still limited. In this study, a total of 455 consecutive enterococcal isolates recovered from patients living in Porto Alegre, Brazil, were identified at species level and evaluated for their antimicrobial susceptibilities by agar diffusion testing. The most frequent species was E. faecalis (92.8%, followed by E. faecium (2.9%, E. gallinarum (1.5%, E. avium (1.1%, E. hirae (0.7%, E. casseliflavus (0.4%, E. durans (0.4%, and E. raffinosus (0.2%. According to the results of disk tests 62.0% of the strains were resistant to tetracycline, 42.6% to erythromycin, 24.8% to chloramphenicol, 22.6% to ciprofloxacin, 22.0% to norfloxacin, 3.5% to ampicillin, 3.5% to nitrofurantoin. High level resistance to aminoglycosides was found in 37.8% of the isolates, with 23.5% being resistant to gentamicin, 14.3% to streptomycin, and 2.8% to both gentamicin and streptomycin. No vancomycin resistant or b-lactamase producing isolates were found. The results indicate that a significant percentage of isolates are resistant to different antimicrobials, pointing out the need for control strategies to avoid dissemination of resistant isolates and for continuous surveillance for the detection of emerging resistance traits.A resistência a várias classes de agentes antimicrobianos é uma característica marcante dos enterococos observada em diferentes regiões geográficas. Informações sobre amostras isoladas na região sul do Brasil ainda são limitadas. No presente estudo, 455 enterococos isolados consecutivamente de pacientes moradores na cidade de Porto Alegre, Brasil, foram identificados ao nível de espécie e testados em relação a sua sensibilidade aos antimicrobianos através de testes de difusão em agar. As espécies mais freqüentes foram E

  8. CHARACTERIZATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF FLOODPLAIN SOILS IN THE PORTO ALEGRE METROPOLITAN REGION, RS, BRAZIL

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    Luís de França da Silva Neto

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTIn the Porto Alegre metropolitan region (PAMR there are a significant proportion of floodplain soils, mainly Planosols and Gleysols, in relation to upland soils. This study aimed to evaluate the morphological, chemical and physical characteristics, and to classify floodplain soils in the PAMR. Six soil profiles were evaluated under different sedimentary lithologies and drainage classes, and samples were collected for chemical and physical analyzes. Two orders of mineral soils (Planosols and Gleysols and one order of organic soil (Organosols were identified. The soils were moderately deep to deep and stratified. In mineral soils hue ranged between 7.5YR and 2.5Y, with the occurrence of Bg, Btg or Cg gley horizons, while in organic soil the colors were neutral. Sand and silt were the predominant particle sizes according to the origin sedimentary deposits. The organic carbon content was negatively related to soil density and positively related to soil specific surface area and with soil cation exchange capacity. Soil chemical characterization showed expressive variation in bases, aluminum and sodium saturation. Ki index and Fe(CBD/Fe(H2SO4 ratio indicated a low soil weathering degree. The different sedimentary lithologies and the soil hydromorphism degree were the main factors related to differences in morphological, physical and chemical characteristics of soils in the PAMR.

  9. Study of enteroparasites infection frequency and chemotherapeutic agents used in pediatric patients in a community living in Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

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    Morrone Fernanda B.

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Parasitic infections caused by intestinal protozoan and helminths affect more than two billion people worldwide and chemotherapy is the most commonly used therapeutic procedure. Considering the problems created by parasitic infections and the incorrect use of drugs, the aim of this work was to detect the frequency of enteroparasites infection and to estimate the use of chemotherapeutic agents in children living in the periphery of the city of Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. Ninety-six preschool age children, who had parasitological exams and who used antiparasitic drugs, were analyzed. The efficacy of treatment was evaluated by stool examination repeated six months after treatment. The same diagnostic test was used to evaluate parasitological cure, which was defined as absence of eggs and cysts in the stool. From these children, 79 (82.3% were contaminated by some species of parasite, the most prevalent were Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura and Giardia lamblia. The most commonly used drugs were mebendazole (86% of prescriptions and metronidazole (30.3%. The cure rate in the 79 children, examined 6 months after treatment, was 65.3% for A. lumbricoides and 66.1% for T. trichiura. This study suggests that a continuous education program regarding the prevention and treatment of parasitic infections is an essential tool for their eradication.

  10. Prevalência e determinantes de anemia em crianças de Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil Prevalence and risk factors for anemia among children in Brazil

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    Loraine Storch Meyer da Silva

    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O estudo foi realizado com o objetivo de verificar a prevalência de anemia e seus possíveis determinantes em crianças de 0 a 36 meses de idade que freqüentam escolas municipais infantis. MÉTODOS: Realizou-se um estudo transversal pelo qual foram estudadas 557 crianças de 0 a 36 meses de idade de todas as escolas municipais infantis de Porto Alegre, RS. Foi feita antropometria e dosagem de hemoglobina pelo fotômetro portátil HemoCue, considerando-se anemia níveis inferiores a 11 g/dl. As informações sobre as crianças foram obtidas por questionário aplicado às mães. A associação das variáveis estudadas com a anemia foi analisada pela técnica de regressão log-binomial aplicada ao modelo hierárquico. RESULTADOS: Encontrou-se uma prevalência de anemia de 47,8% entre toda a população estudada, cujos determinantes foram: famílias com renda per capita igual ou inferior a um salário-mínimo (razão de prevalência [RP] = 1,6, faixa etária de 12 a 23 meses (RP=1,4 e presença de dois ou mais irmãos com menos de cinco anos (RP=1,4. CONCLUSÕES: A prevalência de anemia na população estudada é bastante elevada, especialmente nas crianças de nível socioeconômico mais baixo, na faixa etária de 12 a 23 meses, e nas crianças com dois ou mais irmãos com menos de cinco anos, indicando a necessidade urgente de medidas efetivas visando o seu combate e a sua prevenção.OBJECTIVE: To verify the prevalence of anemia among children aged 0 to 36 months, who attend public day care centers in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and assess its possible risk factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out in 557 children aged 0 to 36 months of all public day care centers in Porto Alegre. Anthropometric measurements and hemoglobin levels were performed. The portable HemoCue photometer was employed to measure hemoglobin levels, and anemia was considered when the hemoglobin level was below 11 g/dl. Information regarding each child

  11. Os fungos anemófilos e sensibilização em indivíduos atópicos em Porto Alegre, RS Airborne fungi and sensitization in atopic individuals in Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

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    Adelina Mezzari

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Identificar e caracterizar a freqüência e a concentração de esporos de fungos anemófilos em Porto Alegre. Determinar a prevalência de sensibilização a estes fungos em indivíduos atópicos. MÉTODOS: Em 52 amostras colhidas no equipamento Rotorod Sampler®, foram quantificados 3773 esporos de fungos no período de um ano (abril de 2000 a março de 2001. Em 39 pacientes atópicos com rinite e ou asma foram realizados testes cutâneos com alérgenos de fungos anemófilos e o teste fluorimunoenzimático para verificar a incidência de manifestações alérgicas provocadas por tais fungos. RESULTADOS: Em 3773 esporos de fungos encontrados foram identificados 674 (17,86% de Cladosporium sp, 567 (15,03% do grupo Aspergillus/Penicillium, 144 (3,82% de rusts, 94 (2,49% de Helminthosporium sp, 46 (1,22% de Botrytis sp, 45 (1,19% de Alternaria sp, 34 (0,90% de smuts, 33 (0,87% de Curvularia sp, 23 (0,61% de Nigrospora sp e 3 (0,08% de Fusarium sp. Também foram encontrados 1905 (50,49% de ascosporos e 145 (3,84% de basidiosporos. Não foram possíveis de serem identificados 60 (1,59% dos esporos observados. Nos 39 testes cutâneos e sorológicos realizados, resultaram em 15,38% de indivíduos atópicos sensibilizados por alérgenos de fungos em Porto Alegre. CONCLUSÕES: A ocorrência de grande número de esporos de fungos no ar em nossa cidade enfatiza a importância deste estudo sobre os fungos anemófilos, sendo eles responsáveis por 15,38% das sensibilizações alérgicas em indivíduos atópicos com manifestações de asma e ou rinite.OBJECTIVE: To identify and quantify the fungal spores in the atmospheric air of Porto Alegre and to assess sensitization to these allergens in atopic individuals suffering from rhinitis and asthma. METHODS: A total of 52 samples were obtained using a Rotorod Sampler® from April 2000 through March 20001. Allergy skin tests with anemophilous fungus allergens as well as fluorimmunoenzymatic tests were

  12. Soroepidemiologia de Toxoplasma gondii em gatos domiciliados atendidos em clínicas particulares de Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil Seroepidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii in domestic cats treated in private clinics of Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Luciane Dubina Pinto

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de contribuir com dados sobre freqüência de anticorpos para Toxoplasma em felinos domiciliados da cidade de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, soros de 245 animais foram testados pelas técnicas sorológicas de Hemaglutinação Indireta (HAI e Imunofluorescência Indireta (IFI. Informações sobre o animal, tais como raça, sexo, idade, acesso ou não à rua e tipo de alimentação, foram avaliadas por meio de questionário epidemiológico e análise estatística para correlacionar com os resultados obtidos na sorologia. Os resultados dos testes mostraram que os valores encontrados foram de 26,9% (HAI e 37,9% (IFI, inferindo que esses gatos em algum momento de sua vida foram fonte de contaminação ambiental, sendo eliminadores potenciais de oocistos, principalmente aqueles que tiveram livre acesso à rua.The sera of 245 cats from Porto Alegre, southern Brazil, were tested by indirect hemagglutination (IHA and indirect immunofluorescence (IIF in order to determine the frequency of Toxoplasma antibodies. Information such as breed, sex, age and access or not to the street and dietary habits were assessed using an epidemiological questionnaire and also statistical analysis for correlation with the serological results obtained. The test results showed rates of 26,9 and 37,9% for IHA and IIF, respectively, suggesting that these cats have acted as a source of environmental contamination at some time during the course of their lifetime, possibly shedding oocysts, especially those with free access to the street.

  13. Anticorpos neutralizantes contra os vírus da cinomose e da parainfluenza em cães de canis dos municípios de Novo Hamburgo e Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil Neutralizing antibodies to distemper and parainfluenza viruses in dogs in shelter kennels in the municipalities of Novo Hamburgo and Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

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    Tamahine Larronda Schmidt Hartmann

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available No presente estudo, foi realizada uma pesquisa em busca de anticorpos neutralizantes contra os vírus da cinomose (CDV e da parainfluenza (CPIV caninos em amostras de soro de 173 cães recolhidos a canis municipais em Novo Hamburgo (n=82 e Porto Alegre (n=91, RS. A pesquisa de anticorpos neutralizantes foi realizada pela técnica de soroneutralização frente a duas amostras vacinais de CDV (Rockborn e Snyder Hill e frente a uma amostra de CPIV (V660. Em relação ao CDV, 95,9% das amostras de soros foram negativas para anticorpos neutralizantes contra a amostra Snyder Hill e 90,7% soronegativas para a amostra Rockborn. Entre os soropositivos (n=20; 11,6%, somente três deles apresentaram anticorpos neutralizantes frente às duas amostras de CDV testadas, indicando pouca reatividade cruzada entre as mesmas. Quanto ao CPIV, a prevalência de anticorpos neutralizantes encontrada frente à amostra V660 foi de 51,4%. Esses achados indicam que a maioria dos cães examinados não teve contato prévio com o CDV, seja por infecção natural ou por imunização prévia. O CPIV, porém, parece estar amplamente difundido na população canina examinada, provavelmente por exposição natural ao vírus.In this report a serological survey was carried out in search for antibodies to canine distemper virus (CDV and canine parainfluenza virus (CPIV in 173 sera from dogs withdraw in kennels of the municipalities of Novo Hamburgo (n=82 and Porto Alegre (n=91, RS, Brazil. Neutralizing antibodies were evaluated against two CDV strains used for vaccine production (Rockborn and Snyder Hill as well as one strain of CPIV (V660. Search for anti-CDV neutralizing antibodies revealed that 95.9% of sera were negative for antibodies to CDV Snyder Hill and 90.7% were negative for antibodies to CDV Rockborn. Among the positive sera (n=20; 11.6 % only three of those had neutralizing antibodies to both CDV strains, indicating a low degree of cross reactivity between those. As

  14. Species richness of the genera Trachelomonas and Strombomonas (pigmented Euglenophyceae in a subtropical urban lake in the Porto Alegre Botanical Garden, RS, Brazil

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    Sandra Maria Alves-da-Silva

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the taxonomic composition and richness of the genera Trachelomonas and Strombomonas (pigmented Euglenophyceae in a subtropical urban lake (30º03'05"S; 51º10'34"W within the Botanical Garden, in the city of Porto Alegre, located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in order to contribute to the floristic knowledge of Euglenophyta in artificial urban lakes. From July 2007 to June 2008, we collected samples monthly from two sampling stations, using a 25-µm mesh plankton net. The samples were preserved in 4% formaldehyde. We evaluated the following environmental variables related to the water in the lake: ammonia content, silica content, organic matter content, dissolved oxygen concentration, temperature, pH, depth, transparency, electrical conductivity and rainfall. To study the species composition in relation to environmental factors, we used cluster analysis, principal components analysis, canonical correspondence analysis and indicator species analysis. At the specific and infraspecific level, 22 taxa were identified, Trachelomonas elliptica (Playf. Defl. and T. gracillima Bal. & Dast. representing new records for the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The cluster analysis indicated seasonal variation, species richness being highest in the spring of 2007. Seven indicator species were characterized as acid-tolerant.

  15. Prevalência de cárie, gengivite e fluorose em escolares de 12 anos de Porto Alegre - RS, Brasil, 1998/1999 Prevalence of dental caries, gingivitis and fluorosis in 12-year-old schoolchildren from Porto Alegre - RS, Brazil, 1998/1999

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    Berenice Barbachan e SILVA

    2001-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi avaliar a prevalência de cárie, gengivite e fluorose em escolares de 12 anos de Porto Alegre - RS. Foram examinados 1.000 escolares da rede de ensino público e particular da cidade. Os índices utilizados foram o ISG, CPO e o ITF. Após a coleta do ISG, a criança foi submetida à remoção da placa e secagem dos dentes para proceder-se aos exames de cárie e fluorose. A média e erro padrão do CPOD, incluindo as lesões não cavitadas, foi de 2,22 ± 0,08, o ISG foi de 19,76% ± 0,54% e a prevalência de escolares com fluorose foi de 52,9%. Em relação à severidade, 45,9% das crianças apresentaram ITF 1, 6,1%, ITF 2 e 0,9%, ITF 3. Os escolares com CPOS maior que 7 (51,2% compreenderam 14,4% da amostra. Quanto ao sangramento gengival, observou-se que 12% das crianças apresentavam ISG > ou = 40%. O CPOD de Porto Alegre é comparável ao de países desenvolvidos, resultado provavelmente em decorrência do uso intensivo de flúor, que também está ocasionando a fluorose. A severidade da fluorose encontrada não justifica qualquer medida de saúde pública. As medidas de saúde pública de impacto populacional estão sendo efetivas, porém, existe uma parcela da população que necessita de cuidados adicionais.The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of dental caries, gingival bleeding and fluorosis in twelve-year-old schoolchildren from Porto Alegre, Brazil. One thousand students from private and public schools were examined. The indexes used were BI, DMF and TFI. The data pertaining to BI were the first to be collected. After that, the children were submitted to plaque removal and their teeth were dried prior to the examination for caries and fluorosis. The average value for DMFT, including cavitated and non-cavitated lesions, was 2.22 ± 0.08 (standard error. The average value for BI was 19.76% ± 0.54% (standard error and the prevalence of students with fluorosis was 52.9%. Regarding the severity of

  16. Estudo das emissões de fontes móveis na região metropolitana de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul Study of the emissions from moving sources in the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre - RS - Brazil

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    Elba Calesso Teixeira

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The present study aims at assessing the influence of pollution from mobile sources on air quality in the Metropolitan Area of Porto Alegre by means of an inventory based on methods applied specifically to vehicular emissions. The study uses the method described by CETESB, based on inventories on vehicular emissions, according to USEPA methodology. Following fuel types were taken into account: gasoline (24% ethanol, alcohol, diesel oil, and CNG (compressed natural gas. Results have shown that gasoline-powered vehicles are still responsible for emitting the highest CO and HC concentrations, while diesel-powered vehicles are the source of highest NOx, MP and SOx concentrations.

  17. Prevalência de Cryptococcus neoformans nos pombos urbanos da cidade de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul Prevalence of Cryptococcus neoformans in urban pigeons of Porto Alegre (RS, Brazil

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    Aline Reolon

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Cryptococcus neoformans, levedura encapsulada, é o agente etiológico da criptococose em humanos e animais. A variedade neoformans, encontrada em fontes ambientais, incluindo fezes de pombos, é importante causa de mortalidade em indivíduos imunodeprimidos em todo o mundo. Contudo, ainda não há estudos sobre sua ecologia na cidade de Porto Alegre, onde se tem registro da ocorrência de casos humanos dessa micose. Para pesquisar fontes saprofíticas de C. neoformans na cidade de Porto Alegre, foram coletadas 88 amostras de excretas de pombos em distintas praças da cidade. Suspensões das amostras em salina estéril foram semeadas em placas com meio ágar Sabouraud e incubadas em estufa a temperaturas entre 29 e 30,5°C. Após cinco dias, colônias mucóides foram subcultivadas para identificação através de provas morfofisiológicas. O fungo C. neoformans foi isolado em 88 (100% das amostras avaliadas, confirmando sua ocorrência nos pombos que habitam as praças da cidade.Cryptococcus neoformans is an encapsulated yeast, causing cryptococcosis in human beings and animals. The variety neoformans, found in environmental sources, including pigeon excrements, is an important cause of mortality in immunocompromised individuals in the whole world. However, there are still no studies on its ecology in the city of Porto Alegre, where register of the occurrence of human cases of this mycosis is found. To study the saprophitic sources of C. neoformans in the city of Porto Alegre, 88 samples of avian excreta have been collected in distinct squares. Suspension of the samples in sterile saline solution had been planted in plates with Sabouraud agar and incubated in stove at 29-30.5°C. After five days mucoid colonies were subcultived for identification through morphologic and physiologic tests. C. neoformans was isolated in 88 (100% of the samples, proving its occurrence in the pigeons that inhabit the squares of that city.

  18. Investigação da presença de efedrinas em Ephedra tweediana Fisch & C.A. Meyer e em E. triandra Tul. (Ephedraceae coletadas em Porto Alegre/RS Investigation of the presence of ephedrines in Ephedra tweediana Fisch & C.A. Meyer and E. triandra Tul. (Ephedraceae collected in Porto Alegre/RS

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    Bruna de S. Boff

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Amostras de Ephedra tweediana Fisch & C.A. Meyer, coletadas de populações nativas da Reserva Biológica do Lami José Lutzenberger (Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil, e amostras de Ephedra triandra Tul., obtidas de plantas cultivadas em Porto Alegre/RS, foram extraídas com acetona, derivatizadas com ciclohexanona e analisadas por CG/EM. Para verificação da eficiência da metodologia, além das amostras de Ephedra tweediana e E. triandra, foram analisadas cinco amostras comerciais de Ephedra, de procedências distintas, cedidas por farmácias de manipulação locais. Os resultados encontrados indicam a ausência de efedrinas em Ephedra tweediana e E. triandra e presença de efedrina e/ou pseudoefedrina nas amostras comerciais.Samples of Ephedra tweediana, collected from native populations occurring in the Reserva Biológica do Lami José Lutzenberger (Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, and from cultivated plants of Ephedra triandra were submitted to extraction with acetone, derivatized with cyclohexanone and analyzed by GC/MS. In order to verify the efficiency of the methodology, besides Ephedra tweediana and E. triandra, samples of five commercial Ephedra extracts were analyzed, from distinct origins, get up from local drugstores. The results showed the absence of ephedrines in Ephedra tweediana and E. triandra, and the presence of ephedrine and/or pseudoephedrine in commercial samples.

  19. Fatores preditores para o abandono do tratamento da tuberculose pulmonar preconizado pelo Ministério da Saúde do Brasil na cidade de Porto Alegre (RS Pulmonary tuberculosis treatment regimen recommended by the Brazilian National Ministry of Health: predictors of treatment noncompliance in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar os fatores preditores de abandono do tratamento da tuberculose pulmonar, preconizado pelo Ministério da Saúde do Brasil, em pacientes bacilíferos virgens de tratamento atendidos na cidade de Porto Alegre (RS. MÉTODOS: Estudo de caso-controle envolvendo seis unidades básicas de saúde de referência para o tratamento da tuberculose em Porto Alegre, com a revisão dos prontuários de todos os casos de abandono do tratamento por parte de pacientes com tuberculose pulmonar bacilíferos e virgens de tratamento entre 2004 e 2006. Os pacientes incluídos no estudo foram pareados com pacientes com características semelhantes e cujo desfecho foi de cura. Foram realizadas análises univariada e multivariada. RESULTADOS: Dos 2.098 pacientes incluídos no estudo, 218 (10,4% abandonaram o tratamento. De acordo com a modelo da análise multivariada utilizado, as associações mais significantes para o abandono do tratamento foram o etilismo (com ou sem a concomitância de uso de drogas ilícitas, a infecção por HIV, o fato de o paciente não residir com familiares e o baixo nível de escolaridade. Na análise univariada, indivíduos mais jovens e de etnia não branca também se revelaram significativos para o abandono do tratamento. Gênero e ocorrência de efeitos adversos da medicação não mostraram associação com o abandono. CONCLUSÕES: Na população estudada, alcoolismo, infecção por HIV e o fato de o paciente não residir com familiares foram os fatores preditores mais importantes para o abandono do primeiro tratamento da tuberculose pulmonar.OBJECTIVE: To determine the predictors of noncompliance with the pulmonary tuberculosis treatment regimen recommended by the Brazilian National Ministry of Health, in previously treatment-naïve patients with active tuberculosis treated in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil. METHODS: This was a case-control study involving six referral primary health care clinics for tuberculosis

  20. A construção do cuidado pela equipe de saúde e o cuidador em um programa de atenção domiciliar ao acamado em Porto Alegre (RS, Brasil The construction of care by the health team and the caretaker within a home-care program for bedridden patients in Porto Alegre (RS, Brazil

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    Ivani Bueno de Almeida Freitas

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo é um estudo de caso cujo objetivo principal foi compreender a construção do cuidado no Programa de Atendimento Domiciliar ao Acamado (PADA de uma unidade básica de saúde (UBS em Porto Alegre, RS. Os dados foram obtidos em 13 grupos de cuidadores na UBS e em observação participante registrada em diário de campo nos domicílios. Foi realizada análise das práticas discursivas, inspirada nos conceitos de discurso de Foucault e nos estudos sobre ética e cuidado de si. No transcurso dos grupos, os cuidadores ocuparam um espaço que chamamos metaforicamente de Oráculo de Delfos, lócus de acolhimento, escuta e de suporte. Escutar os diálogos travados entre equipe e cuidadores defrontou-nos com a contradição presente no discurso institucional que ao mesmo tempo que estimula o cuidado de si impõe normas, deveres e fazeres. O cuidado como direito de cidadania em contraposição ao cuidado como submissão e assujeitamento tensionou o grupo em vários momentos. A noção foucaultiana de cuidado compreende uma síntese entre o exercício de uma pessoa sobre ela mesma, tornando-a melhor como ser humano e, ao mesmo tempo, capacitando-a a se tornar melhor como cidadãoThe main objective of this case study was to understand the construction of care in the Homecare Program for Bedridden Patients (PADA of a basic health unit (UBS in Porto Alegre, RS. Data were obtained from 13 caretaker groups in the UBS, and participating observation recorded in field diary in the patient's homes. An analysis of the discourse practices was performed inspired in Foucault's discourse concepts speeches and in studies on ethics and self-care. In the groups, the caretaker occupied a space that we metaphorically called the Delphic Oracle, a place for acceptance, listening and support. Hearing the dialogues that took place between the team and the caretakers made us face the contradiction present in the institutional discourse, which both stimulates self

  1. Estimativa da prevalência de HIV em gestantes por análise espacial, Porto Alegre, RS Estimate of HIV prevalence in pregnant women by means of spatial analysis in Southern Brazil

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    Christovam Barcellos

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Por meio de técnicas de análise espacial foram estimados os diferenciais intra-urbanos da prevalência de HIV entre gestantes no município de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. As estimativas foram obtidas por meio da suavização espacial dos pontos referentes às residências de nascidos vivos e gestantes HIV positivas para o ano de 2003. Foi identificada a sobreposição de áreas de alta prevalência com favelas da cidade, o que ratifica o processo de pauperização da Aids e aponta locais onde estratégias de atenção primária e educação devem ser reforçadas.Spatial analysis techniques were used to estimate the interurban differential HIV prevalence among pregnant women in the city of Porto Alegre, Southern Brazil. The estimates were produced through the spatial smoothing of residence pinpoints with live newborns and HIV infected pregnant women for the year of 2003. The overlay of high prevalence areas in city slums was identified. This finding confirms the intensification of AIDS epidemic among poor urban populations, and indicates areas where basic care and educational strategies should be reinforced.

  2. Risco de morrer no primeiro ano de vida entre favelados e não favelados no município de Porto Alegre, RS (Brasil, em 1980 Infant mortality risk in shantytown and non-shanty town residents in the city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, 1980

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    Airton Fischmann

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    Full Text Available Foram apresentados o risco relativo (RR e o risco atribuível percentual (RAP ao fator favelado de morrer, no primeiro ano de vida, em quatro setores de Porto Alegre, RS (Brasil, em 1980. O risco relativo médio de morrer no primeiro ano de vida foi de 2,4 a 3,62 vezes maior para o favelado, considerado um intervalo de confiança de 95%. O RAP ao favelado de morrer no primeiro ano de vida variou de 23,2% a 33,0% considerado um intervalo de confiança de 95%. O estudo dos cinco principais grupos de causas revelou que com exceção dos óbitos por anomalias congênitas, o risco relativo por essas causas foi sempre superior para o favelado; 1,8 vezes maior para afecções perinatais, 5,9 para a doença infecciosa intestinal, 6,1 para pneumonia e gripe e 8,0 para septicemia. Houve setores, como o intermediário sul, em que o risco relativo de morrer por septicemia foi 18,2 vezes maior para o favelado. Quanto ao risco atribuível, verificou-se que em média 28% da mortalidade infantil é atribuível a 18% de favelados. Considerados os principais grupos de causas, o RAP ao fator favelado foi de 12,8% para a mortalidade perinatal, 47,7% para doença infecciosa intestinal, 48,7% para pneumonia e gripe e 56,7% para septicemia. Mesmo levando em conta que o problema social e econômico é o principal determinante do fato de um indivíduo ser favelado, recomenda-se verificar a qualidade da assistência à saúde prestada às populações faveladas, pois é possível obter-se redução de morbi-mortalidade por aquelas causas, através da aplicação de cuidados médicos adequados, dirigidos prioritariamente às populações em piores condições de vida.The calculation of infant mortality relative risk (RR and attributable risk percent (ARP, related to shantytown residents (SR in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, 1980 is non-shantytown, residents (NSR. The infant mortality attributable risk due to SR with 95% probability, ranged from 23.2 to 33

  3. Perfil do usuário de crack e fatores relacionados à criminalidade em unidade de internação para desintoxicação no Hospital Psiquiátrico São Pedro de Porto Alegre (RS Profile of crack users and factors related to criminality at the detoxication ward at Hospital Psiquiátrico São Pedro, Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Cristian Fabiano Guimarães

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O presente estudo transversal foi realizado com usuários de crack do sexo masculino internados na Unidade de Desintoxicação do Hospital Psiquiátrico São Pedro de Porto Alegre (RS no período de março a dezembro de 2007. O objetivo do presente estudo foi identificar o perfil sociodemográfico e de consumo de substâncias psicoativas e a presença de conduta anti-social, sintomas de ansiedade e de depressão em usuários de crack internados na Unidade de Desintoxicação do Hospital Psiquiátrico São Pedro de Porto Alegre (RS, bem como verificar fatores associados à criminalidade nessa clientela. MÉTODO: Trinta sujeitos participaram do estudo, e os instrumentos utilizados foram: questionário sociodemográfico e de avaliação do consumo de substâncias psicoativas e de antecedentes criminais com 55 questões, Mini-Exame do Estado Mental, Inventário Beck de Ansiedade, Inventário Beck de Depressão, Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence e Escala Analógico-Visual de Fissura. RESULTADOS: Os principais resultados apontam para uma população de adultos jovens, de cor/raça branca, com idade média de 27,3 anos e em situação de subemprego ou desemprego. A presença de antecedentes criminais foi observada em 40% da amostra e está associada a maior fissura (U = 58,00; p = 0,035, a mais sintomas de ansiedade (U = 56,50; p = 0,028 e de depressão (U = 47,00; p = 0,009. CONCLUSÕES: É freqüente a presença de antecedentes criminais em dependentes de crack e esta variável está relacionada a mais ansiedade, depressão e fissura. Estudos deste tipo permitem ampliar o conhecimento da população atendida, para delinear de forma mais efetiva o plano terapêutico para esta clientela.INTRODUCTION: This cross-sectional study was carried out with 30 crack users admitted at the male detoxication ward at Hospital Psiquiátrico São Pedro, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, from March to December, 2007. The objective of the present study was

  4. Prevalence study of dermatoses referred to the phototherapy unit at the Dermatology Service of the Clinics Hospital of Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil Estudo de prevalência das dermatoses encaminhadas ao setor de fototerapia do ambulatório de dermatologia do Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil

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    Carolina Casara

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Phototherapy consists of exposure to ultraviolet radiation for therapeutic reasons. Radiation is already used in dermatological practice, and many studies have already proved the beneficial effect of UV light treatment for chronic inflammatory or lymphoproliferative skin diseases. The Dermatology Service of the Clinics Hospital of Porto Alegre (Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre has been using phototherapy for a long time, and no official data have been described so far. OBJECTIVES: To study the prevalence of dermatoses referred to the phototherapy unit at the Clinics Hospital of Porto Alegre and describe the total number of patients who have already been referred to this sector and their phototype. METHODS: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study. Data were collected through a review of the phototherapy patients' records (secondary data, which are available on a database of the Dermatology Service of the Clinics Hospital of Porto Alegre, from August 1997 to July 2011. RESULTS: A total of 653 records were analyzed. Phototype 3 was the most prevalent (n=313. Distribution of the prevalence of dermatoses referred to the phototherapy unit was as follows: vitiligo (279, psoriasis (255, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma/mycosis fungoides (29, graftversus-host disease (15, scleroderma (11, atopic dermatitis (10, alopecia areata (6, parapsoriasis (5, eczema (4, granuloma annulare (4, and others (35. As vitiligo and psoriasis were the two most prevalent dermatoses, they were analyzed separately, with no statistical difference in prevalence between them (P=0,177. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings are in accordance with the literature, showing that although phototherapy is still mostly indicated to treat psoriasis, it has been used to treat other dermatoses, since the results are promising. FUNDAMENTOS: Fototerapia é exposição à radiação ultravioleta para uso terapêutico. O uso dessas radiações já é utilizado na prática dermatológica, e

  5. Quando o povo fala: A democracia deliberativa da teoria Habermasiana a uma experiência em Porto Alegre/RS

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    Carlos Roberto Bueno Ferreira

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to present the model of deliberative democracy, which Habermas envisioned to be a third way to modern models, be they liberal or communitarian. Habermas presents itself as the resolution of normative legitimation procedure, through the exercise of public reason, seeking compromise on the solution of social problems. This position requires a different form of proceduralism, based on intersubjective legitimacy of norms and institutions, according to their suitability for the reference of free deliberation. Given this, it aims to demonstrate ways in which Habermas's theory differs from modern models, as well as evaluating how would be able to generate social stability and reduce inequities. Finally, studies by the Center for Deliberative Democracy at Stanford University will be analyzed in an experiment conducted in the city of Porto Alegre / RS.

  6. Mapeamento ambiental integrado: município de Porto Alegre, RS

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    O estudo ambiental requer a busca de instrumentos capazes de integrar os diversos elementos físicos e biológicos de determinada área com os seus aspectos sociais e econômicos, visto que os problemas ambientais são cada vez mais complexos e, portanto, não podem ser analisados separadamente das forças que os produzem. Nessa perspectiva, o presente artigo objetiva apresentar o processo de construção do mapeamento integrado de dados ambientais referentes ao município de Porto Alegre (RS). A metod...

  7. O Estudo e sua materialidade: revista das alunas-mestras da Escola Complementar/Normal de Porto Alegre/RS (1922-1931 - O Estudo and its materiality: student’s journal of the Escola Complementar/Normal From Porto Alegre/RS (1922-1931

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available A revista O Estudo é um impresso estudantil publicado pelas alunas do Grêmio de Estudantes da Escola Complementar/Normal de Porto Alegre/RS, entre os anos de 1922 a 1931. Na perspectiva da História da Educação e dos pressupostos da história da cultura escrita, o artigo tem como propósito apresentar a descrição de sua materialidade, isto é, do seu suporte e dos diferentes aspectos que caracterizam O Estudo como objeto impresso, de modo a compreender sua composição e especificidades.Palavras-chave: imprensa estudantil, história da educação, história da cultura escrita. O ESTUDO AND ITS MATERIALITY: STUDENT’S JOURNAL OF THE ESCOLA COMPLEMENTAR/NORMAL FROM PORTO ALEGRE/RS (1922-1931AbstractThe journal O Estudo isa student printed published by the guild of students of the Escola Complementar/Normal from Porto Alegre/RS, between the years 1922 to 1931. In view of the history of education and premises of history of written culture, the article has the purpose present a description of its materiality, that is, your support and the different aspects that characterize O Estudo as a printed object, in order to understand their composition and characteristics.Key-words: student press, history of education, history of written culture O ESTUDO Y SU MATERIALIDADE: REVISTA DE LAS ALUMNAS-MAESTRAS DE LA ESCOLA COMPLEMENTAR/NORMAL DE PORTO ALEGRE/RS (1922-1931ResumenLa revista O Estudo es un impreso dosestudiantes publicado por lo Gremio de los estudiantes de la Escola Complementar/Normal de Porto Alegre/RS, entre los años 1922 a 1931. En vista de la historia de la educación y los supuestos de la historia de la cultura escrita, el artículo tiene como objetivo presentar una descripción de su materialidad, es decir, el soporte y los diferentes aspectos que caracterizan O Estudo como un objeto impreso, con el fin de entender su composición y especificidades.Palabras-clave: prensa estudiante, historia de la educación, historia de la cultura

  8. Capacidade de Carga Turística: Um Estudo no Caminhos Rurais de Porto Alegre, RS

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    Juliane Magagnin Da Soller

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Nesse artigo, apresenta-se o contexto do turismo de base comunitária, além de breve histórico e discussão acerca do conceito e da metodologia da Capacidade de Carga Turística, assim como a adaptação da metodologia para estudo aqui relatado. Descreve-se o estudo realizado para determinar a Capacidade de Carga Turística, tendo por amostra as propriedades rurais partícipes da Associação Porto Alegre Rural (POA RURAL, mais especialmente do roteiro Caminhos Rurais de Porto Alegre, no estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Propôs-se adaptar a para o local a metodologia de cálculo de Capacidade de Carga Turística a partir de Cifuentes (1992; et al 1996, considerando suas particularidades, principalmente aquelas que dizem respeito a saúde e ao bem-estar das famílias que recebem os visitantes e aos impactos ambientais causados pelas construções de infraestrutura turística. A Capacidade de Carga Turística é uma metodologia desenvolvida para áreas preservadas de uso público. Assim, não costuma dar enfoque às questões referentes à comunidade local e aos resíduos gerados pelas instalações e pelos serviços prestados no Turismo.  Tourist Carrying Capacity: A study in the Caminhos Rurais de Porto Alegre, RS  - This paper presents the community based tourism and a brief history, concept and methodology of Tourist Carrying Capacity, and the adaptation of that methodology to the present case. The paper presents the study to determine the Tourist Carrying Capacity in rural proprieties that currently constitute the Porto Alegre Rural Association (RURAL POA, the tourist destination Caminhos Rurais de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. The research proposes to adapt the methodology of Tourist Carrying Capacity from Cifuentes (1992, et al 1996, to the Caminhos Rurais, considering its particularities, especially those relate to health and well-being of families who receives visitors, and the environmental impacts caused by the construction of

  9. Uurban Forestry Evaluations: Quantitative Surveys on Vegetation of Green Tunnels in Porto Alegre, RS

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    Luciane Teresa Salvi

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Os túneis verdes, objetos de estudo deste trabalho, constituem estruturas paisagísticas recorrentes na paisagem de Porto Alegre. Formados pela densa arborização viária, integram a floresta urbana da capital gaúcha e representam uma alternativa aos projetos dedicados ao fomento da vegetação em ambientes urbanizados. As propostas que objetivam a implantação desses túneis devem considerar o aumento da densidade e diversidade da flora, sendo necessária a realização de diagnósticos da vegetação existente como subsídio para a formulação de tais projetos. Esta pesquisa avalia aspectos referentes à diversidade e à composição das espécies vegetais formadoras de alguns túneis verdes da cidade de Porto Alegre, RS, estabelecendo um comparativo entre as espécies existentes, tendo em vista que o manejo dessa vegetação linear representa uma das ferramentas que pode ser empregada visando ao aumento da densidade e diversidade das florestas urbanas.

  10. Estimated atmospheric emissions from biodiesel and characterization of pollutants in the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre-RS

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    Elba C. Teixeira

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the present study was to estimate emissions of some pollutants (CO, NOX, HC, SOX, and PM in diesel fleet due to the addition of biodiesel in different blends, as well as to assess atmospheric pollutant concentrations in the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre (MAPA. The methodology was based on inventories from mobile sources based on US EPA's technical report. Regarding air quality the following parameters were determined: PM10, PM2.5, CO, NOX, O3, SO2, HC and PAHs. The results showed a decrease for emissions PM, CO, and HC, and a slight increase for NOX. The characterization of atmospheric pollutants in the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre showed that they are influenced by mobile sources, particularly diesel vehicles. The diagnosis of ratios analysis that was applied to facilitate the identification of sources of PAHs, indicated an influence of diesel oil.O objetivo do presente estudo foi estimar as emissões de alguns poluentes (CO, NOX, HC, SOX e MP na frota diesel devido à adição de biodiesel em diferentes misturas, bem como avaliar as concentrações de poluentes atmosféricos na região metropolitana de Porto Alegre (MAPA. A metodologia foi fundamentada em inventários de fontes móveis baseados em relatórios técnicos da US EPA. Em relação à qualidade do ar foram determinado os seguintes parâmetros: PM10, MP2,5, CO, NOX, O3, SO2, HC e HPAs. Os resultados mostraram uma diminuição das emissões de PM, CO e HC e um ligeiro aumento de NOX. A caracterização dos poluentes atmosféricos na região metropolitana de Porto Alegre mostrou que eles são influenciados por fontes móveis, principalmente, por veículos a diesel. A análise de diagnóstico das razões, que foi aplicada para facilitar a identificação das fontes de HPAs, indicou influência de óleo diesel.

  11. Estimated atmospheric emissions from biodiesel and characterization of pollutants in the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre-RS

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    Elba C. Teixeira; Mattiuzi, Camila D. P.; Sabrina Feltes; Flavio Wiegand; Eduardo R.R. Santana

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of the present study was to estimate emissions of some pollutants (CO, NOX, HC, SOX, and PM) in diesel fleet due to the addition of biodiesel in different blends, as well as to assess atmospheric pollutant concentrations in the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre (MAPA). The methodology was based on inventories from mobile sources based on US EPA's technical report. Regarding air quality the following parameters were determined: PM10, PM2.5, CO, NOX, O3, SO2, HC and PAHs. The result...

  12. Qualidade sanitária de embutidos coletados no mercado público central de Porto Alegre-RS

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    Salvatori Rosângela Uhrig

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Noventa e três amostras de embutidos coletados no Mercado Público Central de Porto Alegre foram analisadas quanto à presença de Salmonella sp. e à contagem de coliformes fecais. Todos as amostras apresentaram ausência de Salmonella sp., enquanto, em relação aos coliformes fecais, constatou-se que quatorze amostras de embutidos frescais encontravam-se acima do padrão estabelecido pela portaria ndegrees 451, em vigor no momento da coleta. Entretanto, se fossem considerados os parâmetros estabelecidos na Resolução ndegrees 12, em vigor atualmente, apenas cinco amostras seriam consideradas fora de padrão. A maioria das amostras com contagens de coliformes fecais acima de 5x10²/g estava armazenadas acima da temperatura adequada no momento da coleta.

  13. Estudo sobre as características de usuários de drogas injetáveis que buscam atendimento em Porto Alegre, RS A study on the characteristics of intravenous drug users who seek treatment in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Flavio Pechansky

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: O estudo descreve uma amostra de usuários de droga injetável (UDI que buscam atendimento na cidade de Porto Alegre, a fim de conhecer melhor os métodos de exposição ao vírus HIV, gerando hipóteses para estudos futuros e diretrizes para programas preventivos. Métodos: Foram entrevistados 142 UDI, utilizando uma entrevista estruturada para levantamento de fatores de risco. Foram analisadas características demográficas e das relações sexuais, utilizando-se como desfechos de interesse o status sorológico e as características do uso de drogas, tais como freqüência e tipo de droga utilizada. Resultados: 97% dos indivíduos havia injetado cocaína (8,6 dias do mês, 9,3 vezes por dia e usado álcool e maconha no mês prévio à entrevista; apenas 44 apresentavam testes HIV (54,5% soropositivos. Quase 90% haviam recebido aconselhamento para HIV, porém a mudança de condutas aconteceu somente numa parcela dos casos, sem informação adequada sobre limpeza de seringas; 53% dos indivíduos relataram compartilhamento de equipamento prévio à coleta de dados, utilizando 16,2 vezes a mesma seringa. Os entrevistados eram sexualmente ativos e predominantemente heterossexuais, com uma média de sete relações por mês; 44% não usou camisinha nas relações sexuais e 48% afirmou ter utilizado pelo menos álcool antes ou durante as relações. Conclusões: Os achados sugerem que o aconselhamento é importante para modificar hábitos dos UDI mas não contempla necessidades de usuários recreacionais. A limpeza de seringas é infreqüente, talvez produto da pouca informação sobre práticas de risco. Os UDI são sexualmente ativos, heterossexuais e na maioria têm poucos parceiros, o que pode justificar o baixo uso de preservativos nessa amostra. É possível que o uso freqüente de drogas antes ou durante as relações contribua para tal fato.Introduction: This paper presents data on a sample of inner city injection drug users

  14. O Crisol: periódico das alunas do Colégio Americano (Porto Alegre/RS, 1945-1964 - O Crisol: the jornal by students of the Colégio Americano (Porto Alegre/RS, 1945-1964

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    Dóris Bittencourt Almeida, Brasil

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho investiga-se o periódico O Crisol, produzido pelas alunas do Colégio Americano, uma escola de Porto Alegre/RS, entre os anos de 1945 e 1964. Esse periódicodiz muito à História da Educação, pois evidencia saberes e práticas que circulavam nacomunidade do Colégio e revela um pouco das representações da cultura juvenil daquele tempo. Aqui interessam os significados dos discursos difundidos pelo periódico nos processos de subjetivação provocados pelos textos e suas possíveis influências na construção das identidades das jovens leitoras e escritoras do jornal. A pesquisa identifica-se com os pressupostos teóricos da História Cultural e se inscreve no campo das práticas de leitura e escrita e de memórias juvenis, tendo como referenciais as concepções da cultura escrita enquanto produção discursiva de um determinado tempo e lugar.Palavras-chave: memórias juvenis, escritas escolares, práticas de escrita. O CRISOL: THE JORNAL BY STUDENTS OF THE COLÉGIO AMERICANO (PORTO ALEGRE/RS, 1945-1964 AbstractThis work investigates the journalO Crisolproduced by students of the Colégio Americano, a school in Porto Alegre/RS, between the years 1945 and 1964.The journal says much to the History of Education, as evidenced knowledges and pratices circulating in the community,showing a bit of representations of youth culture in that time. Herethe interest by meaning’s dissemination of speeches by the journal in the processes of subjectivation caused by texts and their possible influences on the construction of identities of young readers and writers of the newspaper. The research identifies with the theoreticals presuppositions o Cultural History and inscribed in the field of reading and writing practices and memories of youth, taking as reference the concepts of the writing culture as a discursive production of a determinated time and place.Key-words: youth’s memories, written school, writing practices. O CRISOL: EL

  15. O jornal A Voz da Escola: escritas dos alunos do Colégio Elementar Souza Lobo (Porto Alegre/RS - 1934/1940 - The journal A Voz da Escola: written by children of the Elementary School Souza Lobo (Porto Alegre/RS - 1934/1940

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    Maria Helena Camara Bastos

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    Full Text Available O artigo aborda as escritas de alunos do ensino primário do Colégio Elementar Souza Lobo (Porto Alegre/RS, publicadas no jornal A Voz da Escola (1934-1940, como prática de formação pessoal, cívica e religiosa, de aprendizagem da moral ou da civilidade. Busca-se analisar os discursos veiculados, os processos de subjetivação e suas influências nos modos como as crianças, na faixa etária de 10 a 12 anos, pensavam, agiam e se expressavam nos espaços de construção de suas identidades. Insere-se nas práticas de escritas escolares e infantis, especialmente na interface da História da Educação e da história da cultura escrita, que analisa a produção, difusão, conservação e o uso dos objetos escritos, em suas várias modalidades. Os exemplares do periódico são tomados como lócus privilegiado para adentrarmos no cotidiano de uma escola primária, da década de 1930, isto é, o universo escolar e toda uma rede paralela de significações.Palavras-chaves: escrita infantil, jornal escolar, periódico estudantil, cultura escolar. THE JOURNAL A VOZ DA ESCOLA: WRITTEN BY CHILDREN OF THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SOUZA LOBO (PORTO ALEGRE/RS - 1934/1940 Abstract The article discusses the writings of primary school pupils of the Elementary School Souza Lobo (Porto Alegre/RS, published in the newspaper A Voz da Escola (1934-1940, as a practice of civic, religious and personal formation, learning of moral or civic education. It aims to analyze conveyed discourses, subjective processes and their influence in way children, aged 10-12, thought, acted and expressed themselves in spaces of construction of their identities. It is inset in the practice of school and children’s writings, especially in the interface of the history of education and the history of written culture, which analyze the production, distribution, conservation and the usage of written objects in their several forms. Copies of the journal are taken as a privileged place in order

  16. Can Education Challenge Neoliberalism? The Citizen School and the Struggle for Democracy in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

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    Gandin, Luis Armando; Apple, Michael W.

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    Examines how negotiating local control of schooling can be an effective force of resistance against the market-economy paradigm of education, describing the policies of the popular administration in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Focuses on the Citizen School, "which provides quality education to impoverished people." Also examines proposals that are…

  17. Brazil : Toward a More Inclusive and Effective Participatory Budget in Porto Alegre, Volume 1. Main Report

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    2008-01-01

    This report is about effective participatory budgeting in Porto Alegre. The process was initiated during the early years of re-democratization and decentralization in Brazil, following the end of the military dictatorship in 1985. The 1988 constitution initiated a process of decentralization and tax reforms that created the fiscal space for municipalities to make more significant public in...

  18. Brazil : Toward a More Inclusive and Effective Participatory Budget in Porto Alegre, Volume 2. Annexes

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    2008-01-01

    This report is about effective participatory budgeting in Porto Alegre. The process was initiated during the early years of re-democratization and decentralization in Brazil, following the end of the military dictatorship in 1985. The 1988 constitution initiated a process of decentralization and tax reforms that created the fiscal space for municipalities to make more significant public in...

  19. O jornal A Voz da Escola: escritas dos alunos do Colégio Elementar Souza Lobo (Porto Alegre/RS - 1934/1940) - The journal A Voz da Escola: written by children of the Elementary School Souza Lobo (Porto Alegre/RS - 1934/1940)

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    Maria Helena Camara Bastos; Tatiane de Freitas Ermel, Brasil

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    O artigo aborda as escritas de alunos do ensino primário do Colégio Elementar Souza Lobo (Porto Alegre/RS), publicadas no jornal A Voz da Escola (1934-1940), como prática de formação pessoal, cívica e religiosa, de aprendizagem da moral ou da civilidade. Busca-se analisar os discursos veiculados, os processos de subjetivação e suas influências nos modos como as crianças, na faixa etária de 10 a 12 anos, pensavam, agiam e se expressavam nos espaços de construção de suas identidades. Insere-se ...

  20. Outline of the Participatory Budget in Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Centro de Assessoria e Estudos Urbanos, CIDADE

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    Since 1994 CIDADE has been actively involved in the Participatory Budget in Porto Alegre and has been a major instrument in the democratization of municipal budgets, which are formulated with the direct participation of the public in setting priorities for public investment. It breaks radically with the practice of elaborating the municipal budget inside official meetings, and through this method the public are part of the decision making process for management of their local area.

  1. Perfil epidemiológico dos pacientes portadores de câncer bucal atendidos no Hospital Santa Rita, Porto Alegre/RS

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    Jaqueline Emanuele Werner

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    Full Text Available The patient's records of Hospital Santa Rita (Porto Alegre/Brazil with diagnosis of mouth cancer in the year 2005 were consulted. The studied variables seek to know social, economic, and demographic data and habits related to the population, as well as information related to characteristics of wound, evolution and treatment. From the 65 records revised, 96,29% were cases of squamous cell carcinoma. Some data were found eventually related in the records, in a way that associations between the variables of the study couldn¿t be established. The epidemiologic profi le found was male patient, 51 to 60 years old, from capital and metropolitan region, showing tongue cancer with up to 6 months evolution, diagnosed as grade II squamous cell carcinoma, being treated with the surgery and chemotherapy combination.

  2. Terapia anti-hipertensiva utilizada por pacientes idosos de Porto Alegre/RS, Brasil = Antihypertensive therapy used by elderly patients from Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil

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    Schroeter, Guilherme

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    Conclusões: Os diuréticos, inibidores da ECA e betabloqueadores foram os anti-hipertensivos mais utilizados. Muitas vezes o usuário comete erros na medicação, o que pode ser resolvido com uma assistência correta a esse paciente. Diante da prevalência da hipertensão entre os idosos, observa-se a necessidade de uma maior atenção dos profissionais de saúde a esses pacientes

  3. Omeprazole use at University Hospital in Porto Alegre-RS (Brazil / Uso de omeprazol en el hospital universitario de Porto Alegre-RS (Brasil / Uso de omeprazol em hospital universitário de Porto Alegre-RS (Brasil

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    Morrone FB

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Intestinal bleeding are important cause of hospital admissions and death, being relevant in critically weak patients and those with arthritis and osteoarthritis using NSAIDs. Omepazole is the first choice drug for prophylaxis of stress ulcer and NSAID complications prevention, because it prevent not only duodenal but also gastric ulcer and eradication of H pylori used with antibiotics. The aim of this study was to determine frequency of use, indications and characteristics of population using omeprazole. A qualitative and quantitative drug utilization study was done. In-hospital adults at a University Hospital constituted study population. From 91 patients studied, the majority suffered from cancer (24.2%. Average length of stay and omeprazole use time was 20 and 12 days, respectively. Abdominal surgery team was the higher omeprazole prescriber, and main indication was post-surgery. Although most of omeprazole uses was acceptable, those could be better evaluated. T could be useful implementing a pharmaceutical care program and creating a omeprazole use guideline with the objective of prescribing it in a more rationale and adequate way for each patient.

  4. Omeprazole use at University Hospital in Porto Alegre-RS (Brazil) / Uso de omeprazol en el hospital universitario de Porto Alegre-RS (Brasil) / Uso de omeprazol em hospital universitário de Porto Alegre-RS (Brasil)

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    Morrone FB; Munari L; Hart D

    2004-01-01

    Intestinal bleeding are important cause of hospital admissions and death, being relevant in critically weak patients and those with arthritis and osteoarthritis using NSAIDs. Omepazole is the first choice drug for prophylaxis of stress ulcer and NSAID complications prevention, because it prevent not only duodenal but also gastric ulcer and eradication of H pylori used with antibiotics. The aim of this study was to determine frequency of use, indications and characteristics of population using...

  5. Qualidade microbiológica e físico-química de sucos de laranja comercializados nas vias públicas de Porto Alegre/RS Microbiological and physical-chemical quality of orange juices commercialised in public streets of Porto Alegre city

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    Carla K. RUSCHEL

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available O comércio de sucos de laranja não pasteurizados vem aumentando nos últimos anos na cidade de Porto Alegre/RS. Com o intuito de avaliar a qualidade desses produtos, análises físico-químicas e microbiológicas foram realizadas em 52 amostras de sucos de laranja comercializados nas vias públicas de Porto Alegre. As análises microbiológicas demonstraram 44,23% (n=23 das amostras, em desacordo com os padrões estabelecidos pela Legislação Federal vigente, sendo os bolores e leveduras encontrados em níveis inapropriados em todas as amostras reprovadas. Coliformes fecais foram encontrados acima das quantidades permitidas em 5,7% (n=3 das amostras e Salmonella cholerasuis foi identificada em uma das amostras analisadas. As análises físico-químicas apresentaram 89,47% das amostras em desacordo com pelo menos um dos parâmetros analisados. Com base nestes resultados, sugerem-se maiores cuidados nas boas práticas de fabricação (BPF, principalmente na higiene pessoal de manipuladores e sanificação de máquinas extratoras.The commercialisation of nonpasteurized orange juice has been increased in recent years in Porto Alegre city, in South Brazil. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the quality of this product. Physical-chemical and microbiological analyses were performed in 52 samples of orange juice purchased in the streets of Porto Alegre city. The microbiological analysis demonstrated that 44,23% (n=23 of the samples did not agree with Federal Regulations. All the reproved samples presented inappropriate levels of molds and yeasts. Fecal coliforms were found in 5,7% (n=3 of the samples, while Salmonella Cholerasuis was isolated from one sample. The physical-chemical analysis demonstrated that 89,47% of the samples were in discordance with parameters established by Federal Regulations. Based on the results, good manufacturing practices (GMP, specially on personnel hygienic habits, and equipment sanitization are necessary.

  6. Epidemiological, clinical and immunohistochemical aspects of canine lymphoma in the region of Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Elisa B. Neuwald

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the epidemiological, clinical and immunohistochemical characteristics of canine lymphomas diagnosed in the region of Porto Alegre, Brazil. Thirty dogs were enrolled in the study; most of them were male (60%, mixed-breed (23% and middle-aged or older. The majority (87% of affected dogs showed the multicentric form. The B-cell phenotype was most frequently detected (62%; 37% of the animals were in clinical stage IV, and 83% were classified as sub-stage "b". Lymphadenopathy was observed in 67% of the cases, and dyspnea, prostration, decreased appetite and vomiting were the most common clinical signs encountered. Anemia was a frequently encountered laboratory alteration (57%, as were leukocytosis (40%, thrombocytopenia (33%, lymphopenia (30%, hyperglobulinemia (20% and hypercalcemia (13%. The results of this study indicate that the clinical features of dogs with lymphoma in the region of Porto Alegre are similar to those observed worldwide.

  7. Feupa: uma revista produzida pela Federação dos Estudantes Universitários de Porto Alegre (RS, 1945/46 - Feupa: a magazine produced by the Federation of University Students of Porto Alegre (RS, 1945/46

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    Dilza Porto Gonçalves

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo divulga parte de uma investigação, ainda em andamento, sobre o impresso estudantil Feupa, revista produzida pelos integrantes da Federação dos Estudantes de Porto Alegre - Feupa -, durante a década de 1940. A pesquisa indica que a produção de impressos por estudantes estava relacionada à cultura da época. Os temas abordados pelos estudantes, presentes nas páginas de Feupa, são variados: política, literatura, filosofia, ciências, teatro, assuntos estudantis e problemas relacionados à Universidade de Porto Alegre, que começa a se encaminhar para constituir a atual Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. por meio dessas escritas ordinárias, podemos perceber idéias e posicionamentos políticos implícitos nas escolhas dos assuntos, das ilustrações, da distribuição dos textos e imagens no corpo do periódico e explícitos em debates políticos e ideológicos. A análise deste impresso estudantil possibilita o estudo do próprio impresso e da cultura escolar que o envolvia, assim como pode ser norteador de estudos sobre a juventude universitária e o movimento estudantil.Palavras-chave: impresso estudantil, cultura escolar, movimento estudantil, ensino superior. FEUPA: A MAGAZINE PRODUCED BY THE FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS OF PORTO ALEGRE (RS, 1945/46  AbstractThis article presents part of a still ongoing research about the student publication Feupa. It was produced by the members of Student Federation From Porto Alegre - Feupa - during the 1940’s. This research indicates that the print production of students was culturally related at that time. The topics discussed by this group in the publication are diverse, among them politics, literature, philosophy, science, theater, and problems related to the university of Porto Alegre, which became later the federal university of Rio Grande do Sul. Trough Feupa, it is possible to perceive implicit political idead and positions when choosing the topics, the

  8. Geography and Participatory Democracy in Brazil: Porto Alegre and Belo Horizonte Compared

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    Terence Wood

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper examines the participatory budgeting  process that an increasing number of municipalities, primarily but not exclusively in Brazil, are  using as a tool of governance. Background is  provided on municipal governance in Brazil as  well as on the Partido dos Trabalhadores, the political party primarily responsible for introducing participatory budgeting. This is followed by a  comparison of the participatory budgets of two  Brazilian cities: Porto Alegre and Belo Horizonte.  From this comparison we draw conclusions as to  how geography can condition the outcomes of  participatory budgeting processes. Resumen: Geografía y democracia participativa en Brasil:  Comparación entre Porto Alegre y Belo Horizonte Este artículo estudia el proceso de presupuestos  participativos que un número creciente de municipalidades, especialmente en Brasil, aunque no  exclusivamente, está utilizando como instrumento  de gobernabilidad. En el artículo se entrega información de fondo sobre los gobiernos municipales en Brasil y sobre el Partido de los Trabajadores, el partido político que es responsable de la  introducción del presupuesto participativo, para  posteriormente comparar los presupuestos participativos de dos ciudades brasileñas: Porto Alegre y  Belo Horizonte. Sobre la base de esta comparación sacamos conclusiones sobre cómo puede la  geografía condicionar el resultado de procesos de  presupuesto participativo.

  9. SIXTEEN YEARS OF PITYRIASIS VERSICOLOR IN METROPOLITAN AREA OF PORTO ALEGRE, SOUTHERN BRAZIL.

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    Heidrich, Daiane; Daboit, Tatiane Caroline; Stopiglia, Cheila Denise Ottonelli; Magagnin, Cibele Massotti; Vetoratto, Gerson; Amaro, Taís Guarienti; Scroferneker, Maria Lúcia

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    Pityriasis versicolor is the most common of the diseases caused by Malassezia yeasts. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of pityriasis versicolor and its etiological aspects in the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre, Brazil. A retrospective cross-sectional study with data from patients of a reference hospital from 1996 to 2011 was performed. Collected data included: date, age, gender, ethnicity, anatomical region of lesion and the direct mycological examination results. Among the positive results in the direct mycological examination, 5.8% (2,239) were positive for pityriasis versicolor. The angular coefficient (B) was -0.3%/year, showing a decrease over the years. The disease was more prevalent in men (7.1% of men versus 5.1% of women that underwent the direct mycological examination); younger age (median 31 years old); "pardo" and black people (3.7% more than expected in the sample); trunk (73.44% of the affected anatomic sites). Lesions in rare sites (groin, genitals, legs, feet and hands) were also observed in this study. In conclusion, due to the decrease in the prevalence of pityriasis versicolor, long-term epidemiological studies in the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre, Brazil, are needed to continue the monitoring of this disease.

  10. International Symposium on Nuclear Oncology, Por to Alegre, Brazil, 19-23 January, 2004: A report

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    An International Symposium on Nuclear Oncology was organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency at Porto Alegre, Brazil from 19-23 January 2004. The symposium was hosted by the Government of Brazil through Santa Rita Hospital, Pontificia Universidade Catolica, Porto-Alegre in collaboration with the World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology (WFNM and B), Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM), Asia and Oceania Federation of Nuclear Science and Biology (AOFNM and B), Latin American Society of Nuclear Medicine and Biology (ALASBIMN), Brazilian Society of Nuclear Medicine, World Radiopharmaceutical Therapy Council (WRPTC) and European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM). The main objectives of the symposium were to evaluate the current status of nuclear oncology globally and, in particular, in developing countries; exchange information on the current advances in the field between scientists from developed and developing countries; interact with user groups (Internists, oncologists, surgeons, radiopharmacists, medical physicists, etc.) and bring them the most important information in the field and define future directions. A total number of 431 professionals from 57 IAEA Member States attended the symposium which included 332 participants and 99 Members of the Industry (who took part in the trade exhibition). There were also 11 participants from various collaborating organizations. A total number of 200 contributed and 31 invited papers were presented in 18 Scientific Sessions (16 oral and 2 poster sessions) during the five days of the Symposium

  11. Flow-by-flow chemical stratigraphy and evolution of thirteen Serra Geral Group basalt flows from Vista Alegre, southernmost Brazil

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    Full Text Available The geochemical characterization of thirteen Serra Geral Group flows in the Vista Alegre region (RS-SC, southern Brazil, displays the homogeneous basaltic composition near 50 wt.% SiO2. Each of the five basal flows (Pitanga-type, high-Ti/Y ~600, TiO2 > 3 wt.% and eight upper flows (Paranapanema-type, medium Ti/Y ~400, TiO2 > 2 wt.% can be identified from their chemical composition; sets of flows have parallel variation in chemical composition. The flow-by-flowcorrelation in four sections shows the horizontal position of the flows in three profiles and an approximately 200-m downdrop of the Itapiranga block with respect to the Frederico Westphalen block. The world-class amethyst geode mineralization and the systematic presence of native copper in the basalts make the correlation of great geological and economic significance.A caracterização geoquímica de treze derrames do Grupo Serra Geral na região de Vista Alegre (RS e SC, sul do Brasil, exibe uma composição basáltica homogênea próxima a 50% de SiO2. Os cinco derrames basais são classificados quimicamente como tipo Pitanga (alto Ti/Y ~600 e TiO2 > 3 em peso percentual, os demais oito derrames possuem médio Ti/Y ~400 com TiO2 ~2.5 em peso percentual, sendo classificados como magma tipo Paranapanema. Cada derrame pode ser identificado através de sua composição química e correlacionado, com variação paralela entre os perfis estudados. A correlação derrame a derrame nos quatro perfis demonstra uma posição horizontal em três perfis e um rejeito vertical de aproximadamente 200 m do bloco Itapiranga em relação ao bloco Frederico Westphalen. A presença de jazidas de ametista em geodos e a sistemática ocorrência de cobre nativo nos basaltos da região tornam a correlação de grande significado geológico e econômico.

  12. Between Care and Order: Street-Level Workers’ Discretion and Drug Policies in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Porto Alegre (Brazil)

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    markdownabstract__Abstract__ This comparative study analyses the implementation of policies on so-called ‘problem drugs’ (crack cocaine and heroin) for the cities of Amsterdam (in the Netherlands) and Porto Alegre (in Brazil). Using a variant on the street level bureaucracy approach, the study assu

  13. Aspectos psicossociais da imigração familiar na grande Porto Alegre Psychosocial aspects of familiar immigration at the Porto Alegre region (Brazil

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo apresentam-se alguns aspectos psicossociais presentes no processo migratório de seis famílias hispano-americanas na região metropolitana de Porto Alegre. Estes aspectos, relatados através de entrevistas semi-estruturadas com os integrantes das famílias, indicam os principais tópicos que nortearam as entrevistas: suas trajetórias migracionais, decisão de imigrar, sua inserção na cultura local, suas relações comunitárias, identidade e expectativas de vida. São analisadas as formas como ocorrem as transições aculturativas no contexto local.On this article some psychosocial aspects included on the migratory process of six Hispanic families at the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre (Brazil are presented. These aspects, obtained through semi-structured interviews with the members of the families that had indicated the principal topics that guided the interviews: their emigrational paths, their decision to immigrate, their insertion on the local culture, their community relations, identity and life expectations. The ways by which the acculturative transitions on the local context happen are analyzed.

  14. Environmental lead poisoning among children in Porto Alegre state, Southern Brazil

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of lead poisoning in children and to identify associated factors, as well as possible local sources of contamination. METHODS: A cross-sectional prevalence study conducted in 2006 with a random sample of 97 children age zero to five years from a neighborhood in Porto Alegre, Southern Brazil. Blood lead levels were measured and a questionnaire administered to collect information on sociodemographics, recycling and dwelling. A preliminary environmental evaluation was carried out with direct analysis of soil and indirect analysis of air pollution with bioindicators to identify possible sources of contamination. To analyze lead concentrations from the different collection sites, for each type of material studied, ANOVA was performed with a Brown-Forsythe adjustment for heteroscedasticity and with Dunnett's T3 procedure for multiple comparisons of unequal variances. RESULTS: Blood lead levels > 10.0 µg/dL was found in 16.5% of children. Recycling of waste at home, low father's education level, and increased age of children were associated with increase blood lead levels. High lead levels were found in soil, and there was little indication of lead air pollution. CONCLUSIONS: A high prevalence of lead poisoning was identified, and the potential sources of contamination in this community appear related to waste recylcing activities. Studies should be conducted with other populations of Brazilian children and evaluate potential sources of local and general contamination, to accurately characterize this issue in Brazil.

  15. The Perilous Paths of Deeper Democracy: Understanding the Rise and Decline of Participatory Budgeting in Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Participatory budgeting in Porto Alegre, Brazil is widely regarded internationally as one of the most significant innovations in participatory governance. Launched in the late 1980s, it has been credited with deepening political and social inclusion, enabling ordinary citizens to shape municipal budget policy and redistribute state resources. But since the mid-2000s, this initiative has experienced significant weakening under a series of conservative local governments, putting into serious qu...

  16. Conhecimento dos fonoaudiólogos de Porto Alegre sobre a atuação fonoaudiológica no implante coclear The knowledge that speech therapists in Porto Alegre/RS have about the speech therapy care as for the cochlear implant

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    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: verificar e analisar o conhecimento dos fonoaudiólogos, da cidade de Porto Alegre/RS, sobre a atuação fonoaudiológica no implante coclear, como também, explicitar, por meio de revisão bibliográfica, o que a literatura propõe como competência da Fonoaudiologia na equipe interdisciplinar de implante coclear. MÉTODOS: 81 fonoaudiólogos atuantes em Porto Alegre/RS, em qualquer área da Fonoaudiologia, participaram da pesquisa respondendo a um questionário contendo 18 (dezoito questões objetivas de múltipla escolha referente à (às área (as em que os participantes atuaram ou atuam, se já haviam sido instruídos durante a graduação sobre a atuação fonoaudiológica no implante coclear, ou se haviam realizado algum curso de extensão, aperfeiçoamento ou especialização sobre tal dispositivo. Além disso, foram questionados sobre a definição de implante coclear, os critérios de indicação de implante coclear, qual a formação necessária para que o profissional de Fonoaudiologia atue na equipe de implante coclear, e qual a sua atuação, se houvesse, nos períodos pré, peri e pós-operatório. RESULTADOS: os fonoaudiólogos pesquisados não apresentam o conhecimento adequado quanto à atuação da Fonoaudiologia na equipe de implante coclear. As alternativas em que houve o maior número de erros completos ou parciais foram aquelas referentes a candidatos ao implante coclear, lado de inserção deste dispositivo, atuação fonoaudiológica no período pré, peri e pós-operatório (ativação dos eletrodos. CONCLUSÃO: esta pesquisa permitiu concluir que os fonoaudiólogos pesquisados, atuantes na cidade de Porto Alegre, não têm o conhecimento satisfatório sobre a atuação fonoaudiológica no implante coclear.PURPOSE: to assess the knowledge that speech therapists in Porto Alegre/RS have about speech therapy care as for the cochlear implant and explain through bibliographic review what the literature proposes as

  17. “Ninguém manda no que a rua diz”: etnografia da paisagem humana na cidade de Porto Alegre (RS a partir do graffiti

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    Ananda Andrade do Nascimento Santos

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available A investigação trata de uma reflexão sobre como a prática do graffiti vem interferindo na paisagem da cidade de Porto Alegre (RS. Os graffitis são tomados como marcas que sinalizam e grafam os estímulos dos indivíduos que atravessam a cidade, sendo que a própria trajetória desses indivíduos, suas formas de sociabilidade e expressões são rastros, a serem seguidos posteriormente, que podem nos dar acesso à construção de um olhar denso sobre a prática sem no entanto cristalizá-la, dada a sua efemeridade. O foco inicial foi como as intervenções urbanas na cidade passaram por uma legitimação do poder público a partir da indicação de onde essas intervenções aconteceriam e do patrocínio de eventos de pintura da paisagem do Túnel da Conceição pela Prefeitura de Porto Alegre. Problematizamos esse processo a partir de três eventos que consideramos essenciais para compreender o graffiti em Porto Alegre.

  18. Prevalência e determinantes de anemia em crianças de Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil

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    Silva Loraine Storch Meyer da

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O estudo foi realizado com o objetivo de verificar a prevalência de anemia e seus possíveis determinantes em crianças de 0 a 36 meses de idade que freqüentam escolas municipais infantis. MÉTODOS: Realizou-se um estudo transversal pelo qual foram estudadas 557 crianças de 0 a 36 meses de idade de todas as escolas municipais infantis de Porto Alegre, RS. Foi feita antropometria e dosagem de hemoglobina pelo fotômetro portátil HemoCue, considerando-se anemia níveis inferiores a 11 g/dl. As informações sobre as crianças foram obtidas por questionário aplicado às mães. A associação das variáveis estudadas com a anemia foi analisada pela técnica de regressão log-binomial aplicada ao modelo hierárquico. RESULTADOS: Encontrou-se uma prevalência de anemia de 47,8% entre toda a população estudada, cujos determinantes foram: famílias com renda per capita igual ou inferior a um salário-mínimo (razão de prevalência [RP] = 1,6, faixa etária de 12 a 23 meses (RP=1,4 e presença de dois ou mais irmãos com menos de cinco anos (RP=1,4. CONCLUSÕES: A prevalência de anemia na população estudada é bastante elevada, especialmente nas crianças de nível socioeconômico mais baixo, na faixa etária de 12 a 23 meses, e nas crianças com dois ou mais irmãos com menos de cinco anos, indicando a necessidade urgente de medidas efetivas visando o seu combate e a sua prevenção.

  19. Prevalência e determinantes de anemia em crianças de Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil

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    Loraine Storch Meyer da Silva

    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O estudo foi realizado com o objetivo de verificar a prevalência de anemia e seus possíveis determinantes em crianças de 0 a 36 meses de idade que freqüentam escolas municipais infantis. MÉTODOS: Realizou-se um estudo transversal pelo qual foram estudadas 557 crianças de 0 a 36 meses de idade de todas as escolas municipais infantis de Porto Alegre, RS. Foi feita antropometria e dosagem de hemoglobina pelo fotômetro portátil HemoCue, considerando-se anemia níveis inferiores a 11 g/dl. As informações sobre as crianças foram obtidas por questionário aplicado às mães. A associação das variáveis estudadas com a anemia foi analisada pela técnica de regressão log-binomial aplicada ao modelo hierárquico. RESULTADOS: Encontrou-se uma prevalência de anemia de 47,8% entre toda a população estudada, cujos determinantes foram: famílias com renda per capita igual ou inferior a um salário-mínimo (razão de prevalência [RP] = 1,6, faixa etária de 12 a 23 meses (RP=1,4 e presença de dois ou mais irmãos com menos de cinco anos (RP=1,4. CONCLUSÕES: A prevalência de anemia na população estudada é bastante elevada, especialmente nas crianças de nível socioeconômico mais baixo, na faixa etária de 12 a 23 meses, e nas crianças com dois ou mais irmãos com menos de cinco anos, indicando a necessidade urgente de medidas efetivas visando o seu combate e a sua prevenção.

  20. Quantitative risk assessment for human salmonellosis through the consumption of pork sausage in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

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    Mürmann, Lisandra; Corbellini, Luis Gustavo; Collor, Alexandre Ávila; Cardoso, Marisa

    2011-04-01

    A quantitative microbiology risk assessment was conducted to evaluate the risk of Salmonella infection to consumers of fresh pork sausages prepared at barbecues in Porto Alegre, Brazil. For the analysis, a prevalence of 24.4% positive pork sausages with a level of contamination between 0.03 and 460 CFU g(-1) was assumed. Data related to frequency and habits of consumption were obtained by a questionnaire survey given to 424 people. A second-order Monte Carlo simulation separating the uncertain parameter of cooking time from the variable parameters was run. Of the people interviewed, 87.5% consumed pork sausage, and 85.4% ate it at barbecues. The average risk of salmonellosis per barbecue at a minimum cooking time of 15.6 min (worst-case scenario) was 6.24 × 10(-4), and the risk assessed per month was 1.61 × 10(-3). Cooking for 19 min would fully inactivate Salmonella in 99.9% of the cases. At this cooking time, the sausage reached a mean internal temperature of 75.7°C. The results of the quantitative microbiology risk assessment revealed that the consumption of fresh pork sausage is safe when cooking time is approximately 19 min, whereas undercooked pork sausage may represent a nonnegligible health risk for consumers.

  1. The Perilous Paths of Deeper Democracy: Understanding the Rise and Decline of Participatory Budgeting in Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Teresa R. Melgar

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Participatory budgeting in Porto Alegre, Brazil is widely regarded internationally as one of the most significant innovations in participatory governance. Launched in the late 1980s, it has been credited with deepening political and social inclusion, enabling ordinary citizens to shape municipal budget policy and redistribute state resources. But since the mid-2000s, this initiative has experienced significant weakening under a series of conservative local governments, putting into serious question its sustainability amid inhospitable political conditions. This article advances an analytical framework to understand both the rise and subsequent weakening of participatory budgeting. By drawing together elements in the state, civil society and broader politico-institutional and economic environment, and showing how these changed over time, the paper provides an analytical account of the shifting fortunes of participatory budgeting in Porto Alegre.

  2. Genotoxic effect of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre, Brazil, evaluated by Helix aspersa (Mueller, 1774)

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    Ianistcki, M. [Laboratorio de Genetica Toxicologica, Department of Biology, ULBRA, Av. Farroupilha 8001, Pr. 14/Sala 218, Bairro Sao Jose, CEP 92425-900 Canoas, RS (Brazil); Dallarosa, J. [Laboratorio de Ecologia, UFRGS (Brazil); Sauer, C.; Teixeira, C.E. [Fundacao Estadual de Protecao Ambiental Henrique Luis Roessler, FEPAM, RS (Brazil); Silva, J. da, E-mail: juliana.silva@ulbra.b [Laboratorio de Genetica Toxicologica, Department of Biology, ULBRA, Av. Farroupilha 8001, Pr. 14/Sala 218, Bairro Sao Jose, CEP 92425-900 Canoas, RS (Brazil)

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    The purpose of this study was to biomonitor metropolitan areas of Porto Alegre (Brazil) for PAHs associated with atmospheric particles and check their effects on the DNA of the land mollusk Helix aspersa. The sampling sites are located in an urban area with heavy traffic: (i) Canoas, (ii) Sapucaia do Sul, and (iii) FIERGS/Porto Alegre. The samples were collected during a continuous period of 24 hours during 15 days using Stacked Filter Units (SFU) on polycarbonate filters (two separated size fractions: PM{sub 10-2.5} and PM{sub <2.5}). The concentrations of 16 major PAHs were determined according to EPA. Comet assay on H. aspersa hemolymph cells was chosen for genotoxicity evaluation. This evaluation shows that, in general, the smaller PM-size fractions (PM{sub <2.5}) have the highest genotoxicity and contain higher concentrations of extractable organic matter. In addition, associations between chemical characteristics and PM carcinogenicity tend to be stronger for the smaller PM-size fractions. - DNA damage in H. aspersa exposed to atmospheric particulate in Metropolitan Area of Porto Alegre demonstrated association with PAHs in the fine filter (PM{sub <2.5}).

  3. Mutagenic activity of airborne particulate matter from the urban area of Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Vera Maria Ferrão Vargas

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available The mutagenic activity of airborne particulate matter collected from three different sites within the urban area of Porto Alegre, Brazil, was investigated using a Salmonella/microsome assay. Samples were extracted by sonication, sequentially, with cyclohexane (CX, and dichloromethane (DCM, for a rough fractionation by polarity. The different fractions were tested for mutagenicity using Salmonella typhimurium strains TA98, with and without metabolic activation (S9 mix fraction, and TA98NR and TA98/1,8-DNP6, without metabolic activation. Mutagenic response was observed for frameshift strain TA98 in assays with and without metabolization for two sites (sites 2 and 3, which had considerable risk of environmental contamination by nonpolar (CX and/or moderately polar (DCM compounds. However, the values of revertants/m3 (rev/m3 were highest on the site subject to automobile exhaust (site 3 in assays without (9.56 rev/m3 and with metabolization (5.08 rev/m3. Maximum mutagenic activity was detected in the moderately polar fraction, decreasing after metabolization. Nevertheless, the nonpolar fractions (CX gave higher mutagenic activity in the presence of metabolization than in the absence of the S9 mix fraction. The responses observed for TA98NR and TA98/1,8-DNP6 strains suggest the activity of nitrocompounds.Foi investigada a atividade mutagênica de material particulado de amostras de ar coletadas em três diferentes locais dentro da área urbana da cidade de Porto Alegre, Brasil, através do ensaio Salmonella/microssoma. As amostras foram extraídas, em ultra-som, por fracionamento seqüencial de acordo com a polaridade, utilizando os solventes ciclohexano (CX e diclorometano (DCM. As diferentes frações foram testadas para mutagenicidade com as linhagens de Salmonella typhimurium TA98, em presença e ausência de ativação metabólica, e TA98NR e TA98/1,8-DNP6 em ausência de metabolização. Observou-se resposta mutagênica positiva, do tipo erro

  4. Utilização dos métodos de biossegurança nos consultórios odontológicos da cidade de Porto Alegre-RS

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    Lucas R. Galvani

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The infection control in dental offices became a big challenge to clinicians that act in dentistry. During clinical procedure, clinicians should use methods to avoid the risk of infection and cross-transmission. The purpose of this study was to verify in 445 dental-surgeons, randomly chosen, in the city of Porto Alegre (RS, whether they use the following methods of prevention: gloves, mask, protection glasses, apron, beret, or none of these. The obtained results were: 331 CDs are clinicians (70,33% and 132 are specialists (29,67%. From this, 433 use apron (97,30%, 387 use gloves (86,96%, 297 use mask (66,74%, 153 use protection glasses (34,38%, 12 did not use any kind of protection (2,7%, being 11 clinicians and 1 specialist. With such results, it´s important make up clinicians mind about the usage of methods that control the infection risks and cross-transmission mainly those graduated more than 10 years ago

  5. Cotidiano violento: oficinas de promoção em saúde mental em Porto Alegre Daily violence: a study of mental health promotion in Porto Alegre (RS

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    Stela Meneghel

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi realizado na cidade de Porto Alegre (RS e estudou famílias de baixa renda procedentes do bairro Partenon. A amostra de famílias foi selecionada pelo Conselho Tutelar da região, levando em conta tipos de infração perpetrada por algum integrante da família: pais abusivos, fuga de casa, uso de drogas, estupro e absenteísmo escolar de adolescentes. As famílias freqüentaram um grupo que se reuniu em nove encontros quinzenais, em horário noturno, durante os meses de agosto a dezembro de 1997. Nas oficinas usaram-se técnicas de pintura, música, fotografias e dramatização. Os pesquisadores reforçaram os aspectos sadios dessas famílias; colocaram limites nos comportamentos agressivos e ajudaram as pessoas a melhorar a auto-estima. Foram acompanhadas 11 famílias (33 pessoas. Destas, três participaram apenas do primeiro encontro, cinco famílias mostraram melhoras no final do processo e três famílias não puderam ser ajudadas. Acredita-se que grupos como esses podem ser úteis no manejo da violência doméstica.This work was carried out in the city of Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul and studied low-income families from Partenon district. The families sample was selected by a local Children and Teenager Council, taking into account some kind of offense they have committed such as: intra-family violence, adolescents' runaway, drug addiction, school absenteeism and rape. The families attended a group during nine fortnight evening meetings, from August to September 1997. Paintings, music, photos and drama were used in the workshops. Researches improved families' healthy aspects; introduced limits on violent behavior and helped people to improve their self-esteem. Eleven families were followed (33 people. Three families attended only the first meeting; five families felt better at the end of the process and three could not be helped. Researchers believe that groups like this could be helpful to cope with domestic violence.

  6. Mortality and cancer incident among residents in an area with a geological occurrence of uranium: the municipality of Monte Alegre, PA, Brazil

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    The municipality of Monte Alegre, located in the Amazonian State of Para, Brazil, presents scattered areas with increased levels of natural radiation due to uranium rocks. The objectives of this dissertation were: to evaluate the mortality trend among Monte Alegre residents, and to compare it with that observed in neighbor municipalities (Alenquer and Prainha) without natural radiation sources; and to determine the impact of cancer distribution either in Monte Alegre or control counties population, taking into account their estimates of cancer incidence and mortality. The dissertation was organized in two papers. The first one aimed to evaluate the mortality trend for all causes of death, cancer, and unknown causes of death occurred between 1981-2005. Analyzed data was provided by the Brazilian National Mortality Information System (SIM), being the general population of the State of Para used as reference. In the second paper, cancer mortality risks at selected sites were ascertained using standardized mortality ratios (SMR) and mortality odds ratios (MOR). Additionally, cancer mortality risk ratios of Monte Alegre and control counties were obtained towards the ratio between SMRs of selected cancer sites in both areas. Three different sources of data were used to retrieve all cancer cases in the studied area, and therefore, to estimate cancer incidence in the studied populations: the diagnosed cancer cases at the regional reference centers for oncological care settled in Santarem, Belem and Manaus; the cancer-related hospitalization authorization records obtained at the Brazilian National Health System (SUS) registries; and primary data of cancer reported by local residents at a population-based health survey conducted by our research team in 2007-2008. A declining trend for all causes of death mortality in Monte Alegre general population, as well as for the unknown causes of death, was observed along the studied time series for both gender. Cancer mortality trend

  7. Agravos clínicos atendidos pelo Serviço de Atendimento Móvel de Urgência (SAMU de Porto Alegre - RS Agravios clínicos atendidos por el Servicio de Atención Móvil de Urgencia (SAMU de Porto Alegre - RS Conditions treated in the Mobile Medical Emergency Services in Porto Alegre - RS

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    Giselda Quintana Marques

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Caracterizar os agravos clínicos atendidos pelo Serviço de Atendimento Móvel de Urgência (SAMU, de Porto Alegre, no período de janeiro a junho de 2008. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal, descritivo, exploratório. Utilizaram-se dados do sistema de informações do SAMU que foram transportados para o Programa Excel. O tratamento e análise dos dados foram descritivos. RESULTADOS: Os agravos neurológicos, cardiovasculares, respiratórios, digestivos e metabólicos foram os mais prevalentes, e a maioria ocorreu na faixa etária de 41-60 anos. Os hospitais públicos e unidades de pronto-atendimento foram as principais portas de entrada dos pacientes atendidos pelo SAMU. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados podem contribuir para uma melhor organização do serviço e apontam necessidades de qualificação do atendimento de enfermagem que tem participação decisiva no cuidado ao paciente.OBJETIVO: Caracterizar los agravios clínicos atendidos por el Servicio de Atención Móvil de Urgencia (SAMU, de Porto Alegre, en el período de enero a junio del 2008. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal, descriptivo, exploratorio. Se utilizaron datos del sistema de informaciones del SAMU que fueron pasados al Programa Excel. El tratamiento y análisis de los datos fueron descriptivos. RESULTADOS: Los agravios neurológicos, cardiovasculares, respiratorios, digestivos y metabólicos fueron los más prevalentes, y la mayoría ocurrió en el grupo etáreo de 41-60 años. Los hospitales públicos y unidades de pronta-atención fueron las principales puertas de entrada de los pacientes atendidos por el SAMU. CONCLUSION: Los resultados pueden contribuir para una mejor organización del servicio y señalan necesidades de calificación de la atención de enfermería que tiene participación decisiva en el cuidado al paciente.OBJECTIVE: To characterize the conditions treated in the Mobile Medical Emergency Services (SAMU in Porto Alegre, from January to June 2008. METHODS: A

  8. Leucemia mielóide aguda: o olhar dos anos 2000 no Serviço de Hematologia do Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre-RS Acute myeloid leukemia from the year 2000 point of view Hematology Service - Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre-RS

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    Rosane I. Bittencourt

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A leucemia mielóide aguda (LMA representa uma preocupação para os especialistas, porque perfaz um percentual alto das leucemias no adulto e o sucesso terapêutico ainda é insatisfatório. A partir do ano 2000, o Serviço de Hematologia do Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre definiu estratégias para diagnóstico, tratamento e seguimento das LMAs, de acordo com o subtipo FAB, idade, citogenética e performance status (ECOG. Todos os casos de LMA "de novo"não promielocítica, em adultos (15 a 65 anos foram acompanhados prospectivamente, desde outubro de 2001, data da implantação do protocolo c,ompreendendo três fases de tratamento: indução com o tradicional "7+3", citarabina 100 mg/m²/dia em infusão contínua em 7d, e daunorrubicina 60 mg/m²/dia em 3d e citarabina intratecal no D1 nas LMA M4 e M5. Após a recuperação medular, segue a consolidação idêntica à indução e posteriormente a intensificação com dois ou três ciclos de altas doses de citarabina 6 g/m²/dia por três dias. Foram diagnosticados, entre outubro/01 e dezembro/05, 69 pacientes portadores de LMA e destes, 39 com LMA "de novo"e idade entre 15 e 65 anos. Neste grupo foram analisadas a taxa de remissão, a taxa de recaída, a refratariedade e o tempo de sobrevida global. No final da observação foram encontrados: a taxa de indução de remissão 75%; aconteceram 12 (40% recaídas, 7 (19% foram refratários ao tratamento. A sobrevida global foi 37% em 56 meses, representando um incremento aos resultados obtidos no Serviço na década passada.Acute myeloid leukemia (AML is still a concern for hematologists as it represents a significant percentage of adult leukemias and the therapeutic success rates are unsatisfactory. In 2000, the Hematology Department of Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre defined strategies for the diagnosis, treatment and follow up of AML patients according to the FAB subtype classification, age, cytogenetic tests and performance status

  9. PARTICIPAÇÃO POPULAR DOS MORADORES DE RUA NA GESTÃO PÚBLICA DO MUNICÍPIO DE PORTO ALEGRE, RS

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    Cristiane Martins Lima

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como tema a trajetória de um grupo de moradores de rua do município de Porto Alegre, RS, que, contrariando as tendências, instituíram o Fórum da População Adulta em Situação de Rua com o objetivo de inserir suas demandas sociais no Orçamento Participativo do município. Tendo sido criado a partir da setorização por bairros, este instrumento não considerava a participação de pessoas em movimento como é o caso dos cidadãos sem domicílio.  Com o apoio de Organizações Não Governamentais, os integrantes do Fórum atingiram o objetivo, demonstrando que a participação popular está ligada às lutas sociais e representa ampliação de cidadania ainda que limitada, isto é, sem alterar as condições estruturais de trabalho e de vida dessa população.

  10. Analysis of the thermal behaviour of a low cost, single-family, more sustainable house in Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Grigoletti, Giane [Departamento de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, UFSM, Santa Maria, RS (Brazil); Nucleo Orientado para a Inovacao da Edificacao, UFRGS, Porto Alegre (Brazil); Sattler, Miguel A.; Morello, Alessandro [Nucleo Orientado para a Inovacao da Edificacao, UFRGS, Porto Alegre (Brazil)

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    Efforts have been made in Brazil to improve the thermal performance of low-cost buildings. Since 1997 studies on low-cost housing have been developed by Nucleo Orientado para a Inovacao da Edificacao, the construction sector of the Engineering College of the Rio Grande do Sul University, Brazil. In 2000 a prototype of a low-cost house was built on the university campus. This prototype has undergone several evaluations in an attempt to assess its thermal and environmental performance, like: energy consumption, rainwater harvesting, use of sustainably managed wood for window frames and doors, besides a detailed accounting of overall costs. The thermal performance of the house was monitored, by recording outdoor and indoor air temperatures and relative humidity, over the period of whole year. A brief appraisal of such results, as well as the annual heating and cooling degree-hours are presented. Daily swings in outdoor are a common climatic event in Porto Alegre and the building response to daily temperature swings, greater than 10 K, and hot and cold spells are presented. The results show that the thermal performance of the prototype is fairly satisfactory, considering the limitations of a low-cost house, when artificial heating and cooling is not affordable. (author)

  11. Patterns of alcohol use in an elderly sample enrolled in the Family Health Strategy program in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Abstract This article aims to determine the pattern of alcohol use in the elderly and its associations with sociodemographic characteristics in an elderly sample of patients from the city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. A cross-sectional study was conducted involving 557 seniors, aged 60 years or more, through application of the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview and a global assessment questionnaire for the elderly. The majority of the 557 senior citizens did not compl...

  12. Os efeitos da carga tributária indireta e das políticas públicas agrícolas sobre os preços dos alimentos em Porto Alegre (RS, Brasil

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    Sibele Vasconcelos de Oliveira

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available No Brasil, a vasta experiência e aptidão para os agronegócios geram reflexões sobre as implicações das políticas agrícolas e fiscais sobre a formação de preços dos alimentos e, por conseguinte, sobre a segurança alimentar. Destarte, o presente estudo visa avaliar o impacto da Política de Garantia de Preço Mínimos Agrícolas, do crédito rural e da carga tributária indireta sobre os preços dos principais alimentos da cesta básica de Porto Alegre (RS, Brasil. Para tanto, as estatísticas descritiva e inferencial foram empregadas na identificação de relações de causalidade entre as variáveis no período de janeiro/2005 a abril/2011. Observou-se que as regressões lineares múltiplas demonstraram significância estatística, com exceção das estimadas para os preços do café e farinha de trigo. Ainda, a oferta dos produtos amostrados tende a ser elástica, considerando-se o relacionamento positivo entre preços dos alimentos e as proxies dos subsídios públicos agrícolas. Percebeu-se que variações na carga tributária indireta implicam em variações no mesmo sentido no preço do arroz, feijão, leite, óleo e pão. Por fim, considerando-se o grau moderado de associação linear entre as variáveis explanatórias e os preços dos alimentos, sugere-se que variações nestes podem ser também explicadas por fatores relacionados ao processo produtivo e concorrencial.In Brazil, the vast experience and ability for agribusiness generate reflections regarding implications of fiscal and agricultural policies on the food pricing and, consequently, on food security. Thus, this study aims to evaluate the impact of the Minimum Price Policy for Agriculture, rural credit and indirect taxes on prices of some of the more important food from the Food Basket of Porto Alegre (RS, Brazil. To this end, descriptive and inferential statistics were used to identify causal relationships between variables in the period from January/2005 to April

  13. ANALYSIS OF SPACE-TIME DYNAMICS OF FOREST FRAGMENTS IN THE ALEGRE RIVER SUBWATERSHED, BRAZIL

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    Kmila Gomes da Silva

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    Full Text Available Knowing the history of forest fragmentation in watersheds helps plan and implement practices based on restoration of degraded forest areas. Structural analysis of forest fragments in the Alegre River subwatershed, State of Espírito Santo, was based on landscape metrics using ArcGIS 10 software with Patch Analyst extension, regarding changes during 1975, 2002, and 2007. Analysis showed an increase of about 7% in the total area of forest cover and emergence of 645 new forest fragments. Numerous patches and a small drainage area resulted in a high perimeter-to-area ratio. Simple geometric shapes predominated in smaller patches ( 20 ha were close to each other, with a tendency to decrease proximity metric values. The results show that despite increase in vegetated area, the environmental quality of forest remnants is highly jeopardized.

  14. SOIL VARIABILITY IN DIFFERENT LANDSCAPE POSITIONS IN THE PORTO ALEGRE BOTANICAL GARDEN, SOUTHERN BRAZIL

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACTKnowledge of soil characteristics in areas where activities related to the environment are developed, such as Porto Alegre Botanical Garden (JB-PoA, is a fundamental condition for the sustainable use of this natural resource. The objective of this study was to characterize, classify and evaluate some issues about soil formation in Porto Alegre Botanical Garden, as well as relate their distribution on the landscape according to environmental characteristics. For the morphological description and collecting samples four profiles were selected (P1 to P4, located in the summit-shoulder transition, backslope, footslope and toeslope, respectively. Granulometric distribution of the P1 and P3 profiles indicated sharp textural gradient, with presence of textural and "plânico" B horizons, respectively, according to Brazilian System of Soil Classification. There is predominance of low values of pH, and low base saturation, with exception of P4, indicating probable deposition of solution material at this area. The Fed/Fes relationship was greater in the profile located in the summit-shoulder transition (P1, indicating higher weathering. The Feo/Fed relationship increased in P3 and P4 profiles, indicating greater participation of iron oxides of low crystallinity in reducing environment. The occurrence of some pedogenic processes may be inferred, like lessivage in P1 (Ultic Hapludalf, due to clay skins and higher values of fine clay:total clay relationship in subsurface; ferrolysis and gleization, by low pH value and high Feo/Fed relationship in E and EB horizons of P3 (Oxyaquic Hapludalf, being the last also present in P4 (Humaqueptic Endoaquent, indicating gleization occurrence.

  15. Maternidade na adolescência: indicadores emocionais negativos e fatores associados em mães de 14 a 16 anos em Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil

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    Micheli Scolari Rossetto

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Verificou-se a prevalência de indicadores emocionais negativos e fatores associados em 430 mães adolescentes de 14 a 16 anos de Porto Alegre, RS. Foram estudadas variáveis sociodemográficas, relações sociais e familiares, aspectos reprodutivos, abuso e violência. As razões de prevalência (RP foram obtidas por regressão de Poisson mediante análise hierarquizada. A prevalência de sofrimento psíquico intenso foi 32,6%, estando associado à baixa classe social, à não repetência escolar, ao relacionamento ruim com a mãe, à não aceitação da gestação pelo parceiro e à falta de apoio da família frente à gestação. A prevalência de autovalorização negativa foi 15,4%, permanecendo associada ao relacionamento ruim com a mãe e a não possuir uma pessoa confidente. Pouca ou nenhuma expectativa em relação ao futuro foi encontrada em 7,5% das adolescentes, estando associada à repetência escolar, à criação pela mãe biológica, à idade precoce da primeira relação sexual e à ocorrência de abuso físico. A alta prevalência de sofrimento psíquico, encontrada nas mães adolescentes, merece atenção especial das políticas públicas de saúde para a inclusão de profissionais habilitados ao manejo dos aspectos emocionais no atendimento da maternidade precoce.

  16. Análise descritiva dos pacientes com fibrose cística em acompanhamento na Unidade de Pneumologia Pediátrica de um hospital universitário em Porto Alegre-RS =Descriptive analysis of cystic fibrosis patients followed by the Pediatric Pulmonology Unit of a university hospital in Porto Alegre-RS

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    worse values for forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1. The pancreatic insufficiency group (84 versus 112%; p = 0,005 and the patients colonized by P. aeruginosa (75 versus 85%; p = 0,006 had lower pulmonary function parameters. Conclusions: The data from our study show that this group of patients presents in accordance with data available from literature, considering the analysed features of the disease. However, there is a marked exception in the time of diagnosis, which is still very late in Brazil.

  17. Blackberry and redberry production in crop and intercrop in Pouso Alegre, southern Minas Gerais, Brazil

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    Csaignon Mariano Caproni

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: The cultivation of mulberry ( Rubus sp. is highly disseminated in cold climates, but some cultivars adapt to warm weather environments. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the production of blackberry and redberry in season and off season in Pouso Alegre, south of Minas Gerais. The experimental design was a randomized block, with twelve cultivars ('Arapaho', 'Xavante', 'Brazos', 'Tupy' 'Comanche', 'Choctaw', 'Guarani', 'Caingangue', 'Cherokee', 'Chicasaw' and 'Clone' and a redberry, three blocks and an experimental unit of four plants with a spacing of 0.5x3.0m and a total density of 6,666 plants per hectare. Conventional pruning was performed to produce the crop (October-December and for off-season production (April-July. In 'Brazos' there was increased production in the two seasons evaluated against other mulberry trees, conversely, in the off season, there was a positive effect of pruning carried out in January only in 'Tupy', 'Choctaw', 'Comanche' and 'Clone', with 'Tupy' presenting the highest productivity off season. In 'Brazos' and 'Tupy' there was the best balance between soluble solids and acidity in the crop and red berry in season. 'Brazos' and 'Cherokee' had the highest average content of total sugars. Due to the lack of supply of fruit, pruning mulberry trees in January is an alternative to increase the income of family-based farms.

  18. [Spatial clusters detection of violent deaths in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1996].

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    Santos, S M; Barcellos, C; Carvalho, M S; Flôres, R

    2001-01-01

    Violence is of major importance in the health profile of Brazilian metropolitan areas and should be treated as a public health problem. Spatial analysis methods can be highly useful for the surveillance and prevention of violence. This paper analyzes the spatial distribution of victims' place of residence in relation to the main causes of violent death in Porto Alegre (1996) in order to identify vulnerable areas. For motor vehicle accidents, homicides, and suicide, the victim's place of residence was pinpointed using the municipal Geographic Information System. The point patterns of health events and population density were analyzed using a Kernel smoother, visually compared. Some areas with higher concentration of events are similar to population distribution but differ from each other in the remaining high concentration areas, thus indicating specific micro-areas at risk. Areas of higher homicide risk are mainly located on the periphery of the more urbanized area, with worse socioeconomic conditions. Motor vehicle accidents are concentrated in areas that are simultaneously commercial and residential and are traversed by streets with heavy traffic. Suicide deaths are more evenly distributed over the territory. Identification of risk areas provides meaningful information for developing preventive and health promotion measures focusing on the events for which health policies may play a central role. PMID:11679889

  19. The Alegre Lineament and its role over the tectonic evolution of the Campos Basin and adjacent continental margin, Southeastern Brazil

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    Calegari, Salomão Silva; Neves, Mirna Aparecida; Guadagnin, Felipe; França, George Sand; Vincentelli, Maria Gabriela Castillo

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    The structural framework and tectonic evolution of the sedimentary basins along the eastern margin of the South American continent are closely associated with the tectonic framework and crustal heterogeneities inherited from the Precambrian basement. However, the role of NW-SE and NNW-SSE structures observed at the outcropping basement in Southeastern Brazil and its impact over the development of those basins have not been closely investigated. In the continental region adjacent to the Campos Basin, we described a geological feature with NNW-SSE orientation, named in this paper as the Alegre Fracture Zone (AFZ), which is observed in the onshore basement and can be projected to the offshore basin. The main goal of this work was to study this structural lineament and its influence on the tectonic evolution of the central portion of the Campos Basin and adjacent mainland. The onshore area was investigated through remote sensing data joint with field observations, and the offshore area was studied through the interpretation of 2-D seismic data calibrated by geophysical well logs. We concluded that the AFZ occurs in both onshore and offshore as a brittle deformation zone formed by multiple sets of fractures that originated in the Cambrian and were reactivated mainly as normal faults during the rift phase and in the Cenozoic. In the Campos Basin, the AFZ delimitates the western side of the Corvina-Parati Low, composing a complex fault system with the NE-SW faults and the NW-SE transfer faults.

  20. Estimated mental retardation and school dropout in a sample of students from state public schools in Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Tramontina Silzá

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: To assess the association between estimated Mental Retardation (MR and school dropout in a sample of students of the third and fourth grades at state schools in Porto Alegre, the capital of the southernmost state of Brazil. METHOD: In this case - control study, students that dropped out from schools (n=44 and a control group who continued attending schools (n=44 had their intelligence quotient (IQ determined by the vocabulary and cubes subtests of the Wescheler Intelligence Scale fraction three-quarters third edition (WISCfraction three-quartersIII. Students with IQ lower than 70 were considered as potential cases of MR. Other prevalent mental disorders in this age range were assessed in both groups using the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for Schoolfraction three-quarters Age Children, Epidemiological Version (K-SADS-E. RESULTS: The prevalence of potential MR was significantly higher in the dropped out group than in the control group (p<0.001. Odds ratio for school dropout was significantly higher in the presence of MR even after controlling for potentially confounding factors (age, conduct disorder, grade repetition, family structure and income (p<0.01. CONCLUSION: Children with IQ lower than 70 (potential MR were at higher risk for school dropout. These children need to be identified at school and specific educational strategies should be implemented to assure their inclusion in the learning process.

  1. Homicides among teenagers in the city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil: vulnerability, susceptibility, and gender cultures

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    Ana Rosária Sant'Anna

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available The authors present a quantitative and qualitative study on homicides among teenagers in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, based on a historical series during the 1990s and the life and death histories in this group, with a special focus on 1997. In that year there were 68 homicides in which the victims were from 10 to 19 years old. Of the 68, 62 were males and only 6 females, or a ratio of 10:1, showing that young males are more vulnerable and susceptible to being murdered. The data indicate that cause of death is influenced by gender culture and that homicides are based on power and status symbols characterizing a kind of virility. This expression of virility in the shaping of violence also appears in the domination of the female body observed in homicides with young women as the victims. The life and death histories of these teenagers highlight the pertinence of the gender-based analysis as a theoretical-analytical category, in addition to analyses considering socioeconomic aspects and social inequity.

  2. Homicides among teenagers in the city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil: vulnerability, susceptibility, and gender cultures.

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    Sant'Anna, Ana Rosária; Lopes, Marta Julia Marques

    2002-01-01

    The authors present a quantitative and qualitative study on homicides among teenagers in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, based on a historical series during the 1990s and the life and death histories in this group, with a special focus on 1997. In that year there were 68 homicides in which the victims were from 10 to 19 years old. Of the 68, 62 were males and only 6 females, or a ratio of 10:1, showing that young males are more vulnerable and susceptible to being murdered. The data indicate that cause of death is influenced by gender culture and that homicides are based on power and status symbols characterizing a kind of virility. This expression of virility in the shaping of violence also appears in the domination of the female body observed in homicides with young women as the victims. The life and death histories of these teenagers highlight the pertinence of the gender-based analysis as a theoretical-analytical category, in addition to analyses considering socioeconomic aspects and social inequity. PMID:12488876

  3. Homicides among teenagers in the city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil: vulnerability, susceptibility, and gender cultures

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    Sant'Anna Ana Rosária

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available The authors present a quantitative and qualitative study on homicides among teenagers in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, based on a historical series during the 1990s and the life and death histories in this group, with a special focus on 1997. In that year there were 68 homicides in which the victims were from 10 to 19 years old. Of the 68, 62 were males and only 6 females, or a ratio of 10:1, showing that young males are more vulnerable and susceptible to being murdered. The data indicate that cause of death is influenced by gender culture and that homicides are based on power and status symbols characterizing a kind of virility. This expression of virility in the shaping of violence also appears in the domination of the female body observed in homicides with young women as the victims. The life and death histories of these teenagers highlight the pertinence of the gender-based analysis as a theoretical-analytical category, in addition to analyses considering socioeconomic aspects and social inequity.

  4. Renal tumors: evaluation of prognostic factors in 98 cases from a reference hospital in Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Alexandra Medeiros Souza de Freitas

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC is an aggressive disease worldwide. Objective: Study traditional prognostic factors associated with pathological reports and the novel markers survivin and B7-H1 by immunohistochemistry. Methods: In a reference hospital of Porto Alegre, Brazil, we conducted a cross-sectional study of RCC in patients who underwent radical nephrectomy between 2006 and 2009. We selected those who were diagnosed with the most common histologic subtypes: clear cell and papillary RCC. We retrospectively reviewed pathological data to determine traditional prognostic factors, like size, presence of coagulative necrosis, Fuhrman grade and tumor-node metastasis (TNM system. Besides, we performed an immunohistochemistry (IHC study with survivin and B7-H1. Results: Our sample had 98 cases, 90% of the cases were composed by clear cell histologic subtype, 73% were tumors classified as T1 and T2 in the TNM system, most were Fuhrman nuclear grade 2 or 3, and 70% were positive for necrosis. In relation to the new prognostic markers, we found 50 cases positive to survivin and 38 to B7-H1. In this investigation of traditional prognostic markers and new markers we observed that only necrosis was associated with positive results of biomarkers. < 0.001. Conclusion: This finding confirms previous studies that necrosis is an important factor to consider in the prognosis of RCC.

  5. Seroprevalence of hepatitis A antibodies in a group of normal and Down Syndrome children in Porto Alegre, Southern Brazil

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    Ferreira Cristina Targa

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available The high incidence of Hepatitis A and B in institutionalized patients with Down Syndrome (DS is not fully understood. Under poor hygienic conditions, immunological alterations might predispose individuals to these infections. Sixty three DS children between 1 and 12 years old living at home with their families were examined for anti-HAV and compared to age-matched controls (64 healthy children. This cross-sectional study was carried out from May, 1999, to April, 2000, at the Hospital de Clínicas of Porto Alegre, southern Brazil. Groups were compared in terms of age, sex, skin color, and family income (> R$ 500 and < R$ 500/ month by the chi-square test, with Yates' correction and for the prevalence of anti-HAV (Fisher's exact test. In the DS group (n=63, the mean age was 4.4 ± 3.3 years, 94% of the patients were white and 51% were female. Family income was <= R$ 500/month in 40 cases (63%. In the control group (n=64, the mean age was 4.8 ± 2.7 years, 81% of the patients were white and 56% were female. Family income was <= R$ 500 in 20 patients (31%. DS children's families had a significantly lower income (P<0.0005. In the DS group there were 6 positive (9.5% anti-HAV cases, and all came from low-income families (less than R$ 500/ month. In the control group, 3 cases (4.7% were positive for anti-HAV (two were from a low-income family and one was from a higher income family. These differences were not significant. Our data indicate that Hepatitis A is not a special risk for mentally retarded DS outpatients, even in a developing country like Brazil.

  6. Conditions of milk production of family farms located in the municipality of Alegre – ES, Brazil

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    Francisca Carvalho Nascimento Neta

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    Full Text Available The present study aimed to assess the conditions and practices of production of raw milk used by farmers, as well as the conditions of storage and of the facilities and structures of the locations of the four collective cooling tanks, in the municipality of Alegre – ES. Data on sanitization procedures and physical structure of barns, source and treatment of water, hygiene practices and health status of milkers, udder cleaning and disinfection procedures and sanitary control of the herd was collected. The physical structure of the locations of the tanks was also assessed. The barns were ventilated, protected from moisture and had covers, and few had cemented floor and milking parlor. A low percentage of producers performed pre (21% and post (6% dipping procedures. Only 1/4 of the farmers used the mug test. All equipment and tools were washed after milking, but few farmers (5% used sanitizers and 94% of the farms used untreated water. Only 8% of the milkers had the habit of washing their hands before milking, and 9% of them were aware of IN 62 regulation of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply. None of the facilities had protection against the entrance of insects, rodents and environmental contaminants. They were poorly sized, did not allow the application of adequate sanitary measures and sanitary conditions were deficient. The high level of nonconformities regarding good manufacturing practices for milk production reinforced the need for the implementation of Good Agricultural Practices in rural farms for the purpose of obtaining milk produced according to the quality standards, preventing losses and ensuring the sustainability of dairy production in the region.

  7. Risk-Taking Behavior for HIV Acquisition during Pregnancy in Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Recent studies suggest that acquisition of HIV-1 infection during pregnancy and breastfeeding is associated with a high risk of HIV mother-to-child transmission. This study evaluates risk factors associated with HIV acquisition during pregnancy in women delivering at a large metropolitan medical facility located in the south of Brazil. From February to August 2009, our group conducted a cross-sectional study assessing women's risk for HIV acquisition by administering an oral survey to peripar...

  8. Violência sexual e sua prevalência em adolescentes de Porto Alegre, Brasil Sexual violence and its prevalence among adolescents, Brazil

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    Guilherme Vanoni Polanczyk

    2003-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar a prevalência da exposição à violência sexual entre adolescentes estudantes de escolas estaduais. MÉTODOS: Foram selecionadas 52 escolas estaduais de Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil, com ensino fundamental completo, por meio de um processo de amostragem aleatória, estratificada de acordo com o tamanho das escolas. Foi selecionada, em cada escola, uma turma de oitava série por sorteio aleatório e foram incluídos todos os adolescentes presentes nas salas de aula que consentiram em participar do estudo. Foi utilizado o instrumento Triagem da Exposição de Crianças à Violência na Comunidade para identificar jovens que foram vítimas, testemunhas ou que conheciam vítimas de atos de violência sexual. RESULTADOS: Foram incluídos 1.193 adolescentes, representando 10,3% dos alunos matriculados na oitava série da rede estadual da cidade. Vinte e sete (2,3% adolescentes relataram ter sido vítimas de violência sexual, 54 (4,5% ter sido testemunhas de algum tipo de violência sexual e 332 (27,9% relataram conhecer alguém que tenha sido vítima de violência sexual. CONCLUSÕES: A exposição à violência sexual pelas três formas de contato relatadas mostrou-se freqüente entre os adolescentes estudados. São necessários estudos que abordem a violência sexual como um fenômeno social amplo, com múltiplos fatores associados, amparando estratégias comunitárias de prevenção e de tratamento.OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence o sexual violence among adolescents of public schools. METHODS: Fifty-two public elementary schools of Porto Alegre, Brazil, were selected through random sampling stratified by school size. An 8th grade class was selected in each school through simple random sampling and all adolescents attending the classes who agreed to participate were included in the study. The Screening Survey of Children's Exposure to Community Violence was used to identify adolescents who were victims, witnesses or knew

  9. Risk-Taking Behavior for HIV Acquisition during Pregnancy in Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Nava Yeganeh

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Recent studies suggest that acquisition of HIV-1 infection during pregnancy and breastfeeding is associated with a high risk of HIV mother-to-child transmission. This study evaluates risk factors associated with HIV acquisition during pregnancy in women delivering at a large metropolitan medical facility located in the south of Brazil. From February to August 2009, our group conducted a cross-sectional study assessing women’s risk for HIV acquisition by administering an oral survey to peripartum women. Of 2465 participants, 42% (n=1046 knew that partner had been tested for HIV. During pregnancy, 82% (n=2022 of participants never used condoms; yet 97% (n=2399 practiced vaginal sex. Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that patients with more years of education, in a relationship for more than 1 year, and who knew their own HIV status were more likely to know their partners' HIV status (P<0.05. Those who were in relationship for more than 1 year and were married/living together were more likely to be comfortable discussing HIV testing with partners (P<0.05. In conclusion, women in Brazil are at risk of HIV-infection during pregnancy as they remain sexually active, often do not know their sexual partner’s HIV status, and have minimal condom use.

  10. Extraction of vanadium from campo Alegre de Lourdes (BA, Brazil) Fe-Ti-V ore by partial reduction/magnetic concentration/salt roasting/hot water leaching

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    A process under development at COPPE/UFRJ to rocover vanadium from a titaniferous magnetite type ore from Campo Alegre de Lourdes (Bahia, Brazil), throxgh magnetizing roasting/magnetic concentration/ salt roasting/hot water leaching, is described. The results of the experimental work carried cut up to present are in qualitative agrement with those of othar studies on salt roasting/water leaching of titaniferous magnetites. Is is discussed the existing relationship between the maximum percentags of vanadium extraction in the leaching and the salt roasting conditions. (author)

  11. Il bilancio Partecipativo a Porto Alegre

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    Monteleone, Raffaele

    2002-01-01

    The text describes the experience of the participatory budget promoted by the Municipality of Porto Alegre (Brazil) since 1989. It describes the Porto Alegre participatory budget framework and the operational dynamics of this practice of public management of political power. This practice allows citizens to participate in designing local development strategies and to monitor the utilization of public funds.

  12. Um perfil de formação e de atuação de professores de piano de Porto Alegre Professional training and practice profile of piano teachers in Porto Alegre (Brazil

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    Karla Dias de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta os resultados de um survey interseccional realizado com 104 professores de piano atuantes de Porto Alegre. Com relação à formação, cerca de 60% dos professores pesquisados possuem uma formação acadêmica na área de Música e menos da metade cursou o Bacharelado em Piano. A maioria dos professores considera ter aprendido a ensinar na prática e um terço da amostra alega seguir o modelo de seus professores. Quanto à atuação, os locais mais destacados são: a própria casa, seguido da escola de música e da casa do aluno. Os resultados revelaram que os professores investigados parecem aproximar-se dos modelos de professor improvisado, professor artesão e professor como profissional (RAMALHO, NUÑEZ e GAUTHIER, 2004.This paper presents the results of a cross-sectional survey conducted with 104 piano teachers in Porto Alegre (Brazil. Concerning the professional training, about 60% of the interviewed teachers possessed an academic degree in Music, and less than half of them were Piano undergraduates. Most of the teachers considered that they have learned how to teach within their daily practice and one third followed the model provided by their previous piano teachers. Regarding their professional practice profile, most of the participants teach at home, followed by those who work in music schools or at the student’s home. The results revealed that the investigated teachers could be described according to what RAMALHO, NUÑEZ & GAUTHIER (2004 named as improvised, artisan and professional teacher models.

  13. Prevalence and risk factors of feline obesity in Alegre, Espírito Santo, BrazilPrevalência e fatores de risco da obesidade felina em Alegre-ES, Brasil

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    Aguinaldo Francisco Mendes-Junior

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    Full Text Available Obesity is a condition characterized by excessive accumulation of body fat. In humans, this condition has shown fast and worrying growth, like in pets. This study aimed to establish the prevalence of obese cats living in Alegre, Espírito Santo, Brazil and its association with risk factors. Spearman correlation and chi-square test were used, considering a significance level of 5%. The prevalence of overweight or obesity was 14% in the studied population of 50 cats. Neutered and male cats were considered a risk factor for the development of obesity, unlike physical activity, considered as a protective factor. No correlation was found between the frequency or type of food provided and obesity. O acúmulo excessivo de gordura corpórea é a condição que caracteriza a obesidade. Esta condição na espécie humana vem mostrando um crescimento acelerado e preocupante, se fazendo da mesma forma em animais de companhia. Neste trabalho, objetivou-se estabelecer a prevalência de gatos obesos domiciliados no município de Alegre – Espírito Santo e sua associação com fatores de risco. Utilizou-se o método de correlação de Spearman e o teste do Qui-quadrado, considerando um nível de significância de 5%. A prevalência de obesidade ou sobrepeso foi de 14% na população estudada de 50 gatos domiciliados. Gatos machos e castrados foram considerados como fatores de risco para o desenvolvimento da obesidade, ao contrário da prática de atividade física, considerada como um fator protetor. Não houve correlação entre a frequência ou o tipo de alimento fornecido e o desenvolvimento da obesidade.

  14. Ecology of colonizing populations of the figfly Zaprionus indianus (Diptera, Drosophilidae in Porto Alegre, Southern Brazil Ecologia de populações colonizadoras da mosca-do-figo Zaprionus indianus (Diptera, Drosophilidae em Porto Alegre, sul do Brasil

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    Norma Machado da Silva

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    Full Text Available Ecological parameters such as trophic niche overlap and niche breadth were computed from the frequency of all drosophilid species collected in 2001 and 2002, in the urban area of Porto Alegre city, Brazil. Independently of place, drosophilids community composition and components breeding or feeding sites, the highest frequencies of Zaprionus indianus (Gupta, 1970 were obtained during seasons with higher average temperatures, especially during summer. From a total of the 19,146 individuals of Z. indianus sampled, 80% were found in this season. The data of trophic niche breadth suggest a higher opportunism of adult flies in feeding substrate use, but the females are still selective in oviposition substrate choice. For the values of niche overlap, only for some species, did we find any correlation between these and species richness and/or number of resources, and the most of the correlation values considering breeding and feeding sites were positive. The colonization of Z. indianus in Porto Alegre could be leading to adjustments in the survival strategies of the resident species, but it is possible that many species have conditions for coexisting with the invader.Parâmetros ecológicos tais como sobreposição e amplitude de nicho trófico foram aplicados a partir da freqüência de todas as espécies de drosofilídeos coletados em 2001 e 2002 na área urbana da cidade de Porto Alegre, Brasil. Independentemente do local, da composição da comunidade de drosofilídeos e dos componentes sítios de ovoposição e alimentação, as maiores freqüências de Zaprionus indianus (Gupta, 1970 foram obtidas durante as estações com médias de temperatura maiores, especialmente durante o verão. De um total de 19.146 indivíduos de Z. indianus amostrados, 80 % foram coletados nesta estação. Os dados de amplitude de nicho trófico sugerem um maior oportunismo de moscas adultas no uso de substratos para alimentação, mas as fêmeas permanecem seletivas na

  15. Mortality and cancer incident among residents in an area with a geological occurrence of uranium: the municipality of Monte Alegre, PA, Brazil; Avaliacao da incidencia e mortalidade por cancer na populacao residente em regiao com anomalia geologica na ocorrencia de uranio: estudo de caso: Monte Alegre, PA

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    Melo, Leticia Rodrigues

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    The municipality of Monte Alegre, located in the Amazonian State of Para, Brazil, presents scattered areas with increased levels of natural radiation due to uranium rocks. The objectives of this dissertation were: to evaluate the mortality trend among Monte Alegre residents, and to compare it with that observed in neighbor municipalities (Alenquer and Prainha) without natural radiation sources; and to determine the impact of cancer distribution either in Monte Alegre or control counties population, taking into account their estimates of cancer incidence and mortality. The dissertation was organized in two papers. The first one aimed to evaluate the mortality trend for all causes of death, cancer, and unknown causes of death occurred between 1981-2005. Analyzed data was provided by the Brazilian National Mortality Information System (SIM), being the general population of the State of Para used as reference. In the second paper, cancer mortality risks at selected sites were ascertained using standardized mortality ratios (SMR) and mortality odds ratios (MOR). Additionally, cancer mortality risk ratios of Monte Alegre and control counties were obtained towards the ratio between SMRs of selected cancer sites in both areas. Three different sources of data were used to retrieve all cancer cases in the studied area, and therefore, to estimate cancer incidence in the studied populations: the diagnosed cancer cases at the regional reference centers for oncological care settled in Santarem, Belem and Manaus; the cancer-related hospitalization authorization records obtained at the Brazilian National Health System (SUS) registries; and primary data of cancer reported by local residents at a population-based health survey conducted by our research team in 2007-2008. A declining trend for all causes of death mortality in Monte Alegre general population, as well as for the unknown causes of death, was observed along the studied time series for both gender. Cancer mortality trend

  16. The Hemiptera type-material housed in the "Museu de Ciências Naturais, Fundação Zoobotânica do Rio Grande do Sul" of Porto Alegre, Brazil.

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    Ruschel, Tatiana Petersen; Guidoti, Marcus; Barcellos, Aline

    2013-01-01

    We provide a commented and referenced list on the type material deposited in the "Museu de Ciencias Naturais, Fundação Zoobotânica do Rio Grande do Sul", Porto Alegre, Brazil. Geographic coordinates are available on a digital repository for free access. High-resolution images of the specimens are available under request.

  17. Moluscos em área de horticultura no município de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Mollusca in horticultural production area in Porto Alegre county, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Gisela Bruschi-Figueiró

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Horticultural production areas are favorable to development and maintenance of land mollusks populations. To know the mollusk fauna diversity in that kind of production area a research project was conduced in a rural-urban district of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The production property studied is located in the Southern zone of the city and has 17 ha of cultivated area. The sampling period was from August/2000 to August/2001, with monthly quantitative collects on the different culture production beds previously selected. Six taxa were registered: Deroceras leave (Müller, 1774 (1.389 specimens = 82,82%, Bradybaena similaris (Férussac, 1821 (195 specimens = 11,7%, Succinea meridionalis d'Orbigny, 1846 (82 specimens = 4,9%, Lamellaxis gracilis (Hutton, 1834 (03 specimens = 0,17%, Bulimulus (Bulimulus vesicalis angustus Weyrauch, 1966 (05 specimens = 0,3% and Megalobulimus abbreviatus (Bequaert, 1948 (02 specimens = 0,11 %, only the last two being natives.

  18. Educação permanente no âmbito do controle social no SUS: a experiência de Porto Alegre - RS Continuing education in the context of social control of Brazilian's Health Service (SUS: the Porto Alegre experience

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    Heloisa Helena R. de Alencar

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available O artigo relata a experiência do Conselho Municipal de Saúde (CMS de Porto Alegre, a partir da implantação do Programa de Educação Permanente, cuja metodologia vem potencializando a prática da atuação do CMS, numa relação positiva de organização social mobilizada na defesa dos direitos sociais. Com o objetivo principal de instrumentalizar os conselheiros para o acesso e compreensão das informações relacionadas à área da saúde, melhorando a sua interlocução e protagonismo no controle social do SUS, a metodologia desenvolvida leva em conta a heterogeneidade do grupo de conselheiros, que, enquanto coletivos, estão reunidos nos diferentes segmentos lá representados, e enquanto indivíduos têm trajetórias distintas no exercício da representação política. Os resultados deste trabalho se evidenciam na forma como o CMS tem protagonizado, na cidade e na rede de controle social, o debate acerca da política de saúde, fazendo a defesa intransigente do direito à saúde, bem como conquistando o respeito ao seu papel deliberativo no âmbito do SUS. Para tal, foi fundamental garantir, no processo de Educação Permanente desenvolvido, a autonomia e autoria do Conselho de Saúde.The paper reports the experience of the local health council (CMS in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, from the introduction of a Program of Continuing Education, with a methodology that made it possible to boost its actions, in a positive relation of social organization mobilized in the defense of social rights. The main objective was to provide the councilors with tools for accessing and understanding health-related information, so that their communication and protagonism in the social control of the SUS could be improved. This methodology is still being developed; it takes into account the heterogeneity of the group of counsilors, who have distinct individual paths in the exercise of political representation. The results of this work are perceived

  19. Triagem neonatal para hemoglobinopatias: um estudo piloto em Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Neonatal screening for hemoglobinopathies: a pilot study in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Liane Esteves Daudt

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo, tem como o objetivo determinar a freqüência das hemoglobinopatias em neonatos, que realizaram a coleta para o Teste de Triagem Neonatal para Distúrbios Metabólicos no Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre. O método utilizado para a determinação das variantes da hemoglobina, foi eletroforese por focalização isoelétrica em amostra de sangue total, coletadas em papel filtro por punção do calcanhar. Para confirmação diagnóstica dos casos alterados, foram realizadas eletroforeses das hemoglobinas em acetato de celulose com pH 8,6 e em citrato de ágar com pH 6,2, em amostra de sangue total dos neonatos e dos seus progenitores. Foram analisados, 1.615 indivíduos, e identificada a presença da hemoglobina S em 20 amostras e da hemoglobina C em seis amostras. Esses valores, correspondem a uma freqüência de 1,2% para o gene da anemia falciforme e 0,4% para o gene da doença de hemoglobina C, independente da raça ou ascendência. Esses dados, sugerem que a inclusão da triagem neonatal universal para hemoglobinopatias nos projetos já implementados para fenilcetonúria e hipotireoidismo congênito, apresenta vantagens e deve ser considerada pelos programas de saúde.This study was conducted to establish the frequency of hemoglobinopathies among newborns undergoing screening tests for metabolic diseases at the University Hospital (Hospital de Clínicas in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Testing for abnormal hemoglobins was performed by isoelectric focusing electrophoresis on agarose gel with blood obtained by heel stick and applied to filter paper. For confirmatory testing of abnormal neonatal screening, a venopuncture blood sample was obtained from the infant and parents and then submitted to hemoglobin electrophoresis on cellulose acetate at pH 8.6 and citrate agar at pH 6.2. A total of 1,615 subjects were studied: 20 samples showed the Hb S pattern and six samples showed Hb C. Thus, frequency of the sickle cell

  20. Evaluation of 222Rn concentration of the internal and external environments of residences at Monte Alegre municipality, Para, Brazil

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    The human being is constantly exposed to the natural radioactivity in the environment where he lives. This radioactivity comes mainly from materials present in the terrestrial crust that possess in their constitution chemical elements belonging to the radioactive families of uranium and thorium. The use of such materials for the construction of houses constitutes an important exposure form to the natural radiation, above all to the radioactive gas 222Rn, that it is exhaled from them. The Brazilian soil is composed, among other, of minerals that contain appreciable concentrations of these elements. The inhabitants of Monte Alegre town in Para, located at 2 deg 00' 24,9 'S ; 54 deg 04 ' 13,5 W, used in the construction of their houses stones obtained from an area 20 km distant of Monte Alegre, denominated Ingles de Souza, located at 01 deg 56' 4 0,1 S; 54 deg 12 149,7 W, where a small residential village, denominated National Agricultural Colony of Para (CANP), is located. The objective of this work was to evaluate the indoor concentration of 222Rn in the residences of Monte Alegre and CANP. Determinations of the 238U and 226Ra concentrations, measurements of the radon flux in samples of stones and soils of the two regions, as well as measurements to the gamma dose close of the soil and inside the residences, were also carried out. The average results of the radon concentration in the air of the investigated residences did not exceed the limits of 200 Bq. m3 (action level) and 600 Bq. m3 (intervention level) recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). The concentrations of natural radionuclides and the radon flux determined at the village showed values 17 times higher than those found at the urban area of Monte Alegre, while the average indoor gamma dose rate in the village residences was 0.86 mSv/a. (author)

  1. Effect of a health education program in the oral health profile of preschool children: an experience in the public network of Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Tatiana Stürmer Badalotti

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    Full Text Available Objectives: To estimate the effect of health promotion activities developed in a child education school, on the children’s oral health profile, relating oral manifestations to social, sanitary and feeding factors. Methods: Interventional, longitudinal and describing quantitative work, accomplished with 41 preschool children from four to six years old, living in the area assisted by a Family Health Team (Equipe de Saúde da Família-ESF in the city of Porto Alegre-RS. Diagnosis of dental caries and gingivitis was carried out through oral clinical examination at the beginning and at the end of the study. The dietary pattern was obtained by applying a questionnaire and the social-sanitary aspects of the families, from the records of File A in the Basic Health Care Information System (Sistema de Informação da Atenção Básica-SIAB. Results: Caries disease was diagnosed in 58.5% of the children, whose dmft index (total sum of decayed, extracted and filled teeth was 2.43. There was a decrease in the number of decayed teeth and an increase in extracted and filled teeth. The rates of visible plaque and gums bleeding got better. The social-sanitary aspects were standardized in the community, being not representative. The group presenting the highest dmft values followed a diet containing sugars, with viscous consistence and an intake frequency of four or more times a day. Conclusion: The activities of health promotion developed in the school partially changed the children’s oral conditions. There was a positive correlation between consistency, composition and frequency of diet and the presence of caries disease; on the other hand, therewas no significant relation between social sanitary conditions and the presence of oral diseases.

  2. Effect of a health education program in the oral health profile of preschool children: an experience in the public network of Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Tatiana Stürmer Badalott

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: To estimate the effect of health promotion activities developed in a child education school, on the children’s oral health profile, relating oral manifestations to social, sanitary and feeding factors. Methods: Interventional, longitudinal and describing quantitative work, accomplished with 41 preschool children from four to six years old, living in the area assisted by a Family Health Team (Equipe de Saúde da Família-ESF in the city of Porto Alegre-RS. Diagnosis of dental caries and gingivitis was carried out through oral clinical examination at the beginning and at the end of the study. The dietary pattern was obtained by applying a questionnaire and the social-sanitary aspects of the families, from the records of File A in the Basic Health Care Information System (Sistema de Informação da Atenção Básica-SIAB. Results: Caries disease was diagnosed in 58.5% of the children, whose dmft index (total sum of decayed, extracted and filled teeth was 2.43. There was a decrease in the number of decayed teeth and an increase in extracted and filled teeth. The rates of visible plaque and gums bleeding got better. The social-sanitary aspects were standardized in the community, being not representative. The group presenting the highest dmft values followed a diet containing sugars, with viscous consistence and an intake frequency of four or more times a day. Conclusion: The activities of health promotion developed in the school partially changed the children’s oral conditions. There was a positive correlation between consistency, composition and frequency of diet and the presence of caries disease; on the other hand, there was no significant relation between social-sanitary conditions and the presence of oral diseases

  3. Cytogenetic biomonitoring of inhabitants of a large uranium mineralization area: the municipalities of Monte Alegre, Prainha, and Alenquer, in the State of Pará, Brazil.

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    Guimarães, Adriana Costa; Antunes, Lusânia Maria Greggi; Ribeiro, Helem Ferreira; dos Santos, Andrea Kelly Ribeiro; Cardoso, Plínio Cerqueira dos Santos; de Lima, Patrícia Lima; Seabra, Aline Damasceno; Pontes, Thaís Brilhante; Pessoa, Claudia; de Moraes, Manoel Odorico; Cavalcanti, Bruno Coelho; Sombra, Carla Maria Lima; Bahia, Marcelo de Oliveira; Burbano, Rommel Rodríguez

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    Uranium is a natural radioactive metallic element; its effect on the organism is cumulative, and chronic exposure to this element can induce carcinogenesis. Three cities of the Amazon region-Monte Alegre, Prainha, and Alenquer-in North Brazil, are located in one of the largest uranium mineralization areas of the world. Radon is a radioactive gas, part of uranium decay series and readily diffuses through rock. In Monte Alegre, most of the houses are built of rocks removed from the Earth's crust in the forest, where the uranium reserves lie. The objective of the present work is to determine the presence or absence of genotoxicity and risk of carcinogenesis induced by natural exposure to uranium and radon in the populations of these three cities. The frequency of micronuclei (MN) and chromosomal aberrations (CA) showed no statistically significant differences between the control population and the three study populations (P > 0.05). MN was also analyzed using the fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) technique, with a centromere-specific probe. No clastogenic and/or aneugenic effects were found in the populations. Using FISH analysis, other carcinogenesis biomarkers were analyzed, but neither the presence of the IGH/BCL2 translocation nor an amplification of the MYC gene and 22q21 region was detected. Clastogenicity and DNA damage were also not found in the populations analyzed using the alkaline comet assay. The mitotic index showed no cytotoxicity in the analyzed individuals' lymphocytes. Once we do not have data concerning radiation doses from other sources, such as cosmic rays, potassium, thorium, or anthropogenic sources, it is hard to determine if uranium emissions in this geographic region where our study population lives are too low to cause significant DNA damage. Regardless, genetic analyses suggest that the radiation in our study area is not high enough to induce DNA alterations or to interfere with mitotic apparatus formation. It is also possible that

  4. Acidentes de trabalho: violência urbana e morte em Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Work-related accidents: urban violence and death in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Paulo Antonio Barros Oliveira

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    Full Text Available O presente estudo identifica a magnitude dos óbitos relacionados com o trabalho entre os residentes de Porto Alegre. A partir das Declarações de óbito, e utilizando metodologia qualitativa, confirmando a causa das mortes através de inquérito familiar, foram investigados 159 óbitos, 18% dos 877 classificados como devidos a Causas externas ocorridos em 1992. Foram identificados 31 casos. As principais causas dos óbitos entre estes trabalhadores foram homicídio, em 58% dos casos (15 com arma de fogo e 3 com arma branca, seguido de acidente de trânsito, em 29% (5 colisões e 4 atropelamentos. Dos 31 óbitos, 17 foram de trabalhadores do mercado formal de trabalho e, dentre estes, 11 não se enquadram nas normas de notificação acidentária. Outros 14 óbitos foram de trabalhadores ligados: ao mercado informal de trabalho (7, à execução de atividades ilícitas (6 e à atividade ignorada (1, os quais também não são notificáveis. Isto desvela a omissão do Estado no tratamento desta questão e o quanto os dados oficiais não traduzem a realidade existente no cotidiano do trabalho. Os autores concluem que, para fins de Vigilância em Saúde, faz-se necessária a utilização de outros mecanismos de coleta de dados, além dos utilizados pela Previdência Social, de modo a incluir todas as situações reais de risco à saúde provenientes do trabalho.This article focuses on the magnitude of work-related deaths in Porto Alegre, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. Death certificates were used to investigate 159 cases, or 18% of the 877 deaths from external causes in 1992. Some 31 cases were identified. The principal cause of death among these workers was homicide, with 58% of cases (15 from fire arms and 3 from knives, followed by traffic accidents, with 29% (5 motor vehicle collisions and 4 pedestrians run down by motor vehicles. Of these 31 deaths, 17 were workers from the formal labor market, of whom 11 did not fit into the

  5. ASPECTOS HIGIENICO-SANITÁRIO NA OBTENÇAO DO LEITE NO ASSENTAMENTO ALEGRE NO MUNICÍPIO DE ARAGUAÍNA - TOCANTINS HYGIENIC AND SANITARY ASPECTS IN MILK COLLECTION AT ALEGRE SETTLEMENT, ARAGUAINA, TOCANTINS STATE, BRAZIL

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    A produção de leite apresenta grande expressão econômica, sendo uma das grandes geradoras de emprego no meio rural brasileiro. No entanto, as pequenas propriedades leiteiras possuem dificuldades de se estabelecerem, diante das exigências impostas pelo mercado. A busca pela qualidade na cadeia produtiva do leite no Brasil tem gerado grandes debates. A Instrução Normativa nº. 51 (IN nº. 51, do Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento, instituiu regulamentos técnicos, fixando condições e requisitos mínimos higienico-sanitários para a obtenção e produção da matéria-prima. Este trabalho objetivou analisar os aspectos higiênico-sanitários na obtenção do leite no Assentamento Alegre, município de Araguaína, TO, verificando se o leite produzido obedecia aos padrões da IN nº. 51. Os dados utilizados são de natureza primária e foram obtidos mediante entrevistas diretas realizadas com 41 produtores rurais, em março de 2007. Os resultados obtidos mostram que as normas da IN nº. 51 não estavam sendo respeitadas em relação ao manejo empregado na ordenha, no que diz resepeito à higienização do ordenhador e dos utensílios. Verificou-se, além disso, que parte do leite produzido era entregue nos laticínios dentro dos prazos estabelecidos pela legislação. No entanto, a obtenção do leite precisa ser melhorada para que se possa adequar às exigências da IN nº. 51.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVES: Instrução Normativa nº. 51, manejo sanitário, qualidade do leite.

    The milk production show large economical expression, and is one the big ones generating of job. The small dairy properties have difficulties of establish, front the demands imposed by market. The search  the quality in productive of the milk in Brazil has been generate debates, Instruction Normative nº 51 of the Ministry of the Agriculture, Livestock and

  6. Prevention of blindness due to retinopathy of prematurity at Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil: incidence, risk factors, laser treatment and outcomes from 2002 to 2006

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    Introduction: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a multifactorial disease and a leading cause of blindness in children. Purposes: The objectives of this paper are to evaluate in a prospective study the incidence, risk factors, the rate of diode laser treatment and main outcomes, in all very low birth weight and extremely premature infants from the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil, between October 2002 and May 2006, in a screening program according to the Brazilian recommendat...

  7. [Health care access and receptivity to users in a unit in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil].

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    Ramos, Donatela Dourado; Lima, Maria Alice Dias da Silva

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    This study focuses on users' views of factors influencing quality of care at a health care unit in the city of Porto Alegre, relating to access and receptivity. The data were collected using a semi-structured interview and participatory observation and treated using thematic analysis. The results compare ease and difficulties in geographic, economic, and functional access. Organization of services and professional competency were determinant factors in ease of reception, leading to user satisfaction. Poor reception and unsatisfactory professional performance were identified as difficulties. The study concluded that there is a need to increase the professional staff, train them in receiving users, implement a complementary modality for dental care, open the facility earlier for scheduling appointments, and prioritize care for residents of the catchment area. PMID:12700781

  8. Prevalência de infecção por Helicobacter pylori em crianças avaliadas no Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil

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    Full Text Available Objetivos - Determinar a prevalência de infecção pelo Helicobacter pylori em pacientes de 2 a 18 anos submetidos a biopsias gástricas por endoscopia esôfago-gástrica-duodenal no Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, RS, durante o período de 1990 a 1997, correlacionando-a com os achados clínicos, endoscópicos e anatomopatológicos. Métodos - Estudo transversal embasado na revisão de arquivos médicos e de laudos anatomopatológicos, sendo estes últimos revistos por médico patologista que desconhecia as informações clínicas e laudos anatomopatológicos prévios. Resultados - Foram avaliados 181 pacientes e obteve-se uma prevalência de infecção pelo Helicobacter pylori de 24,86% (45 casos. Na histologia, gastrite foi encontrada em 38 pacientes dos 45 com Helicobacter pylori positivo e em 45 do 136 Helicobacter pylori negativo. Úlcera péptica foi encontrada em 6 dos 45 Helicobacter pylori positivo e em 3 dos 136 Helicobacter pylori negativo. Conclusão - O estudo demonstrou relação significativa da infecção do Helicobacter pylori com alterações principalmente histológicas nas crianças avaliadas.

  9. Comparative study of bird communities in green areas of the Porto Alegre metropolitan region, South of Brazil

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    Full Text Available Our goal was to compare the bird richness and composition among different urban green areas in the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre. Data on the composition of species in 14 green areas were collected from the literature. Similarity analysis (Jaccard’s was used to compare the areas in relation to bird composition. We used multiple regression analysis in addition to the stepwise method in order to establish whether bird richness in the urban green areas was influenced by the following factors: dimension, variety of habitats, area and distance of the nearest neighbor. Our data compilation registered 224 bird species in the consulted areas. Jaccard’s analysis showed that larger green areas are more similar in their composition of bird species than smaller ones. Multiple regression analysis demonstrated positive correlations between bird richness and the analyzed factors (except for distance between areas. We concluded that, despite the importance of small green areas to certain bird species, larger ones with higher habitat heterogeneity are able to support significant bird richness, and that these areas are important to the maintenance of many bird species in urban areas.

  10. Patterns of alcohol use in an elderly sample enrolled in the Family Health Strategy program in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil.

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    Guidolin, Bruno Luiz; Silva Filho, Irênio Gomes da; Nogueira, Eduardo Lopes; Ribeiro Junior, Francisco Pascoal; Cataldo Neto, Alfredo

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    This article aims to determine the pattern of alcohol use in the elderly and its associations with sociodemographic characteristics in an elderly sample of patients from the city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. A cross-sectional study was conducted involving 557 seniors, aged 60 years or more, through application of the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview and a global assessment questionnaire for the elderly. The majority of the 557 senior citizens did not complete elementary school (58.3%), were white (65.1%), married (37.6%), had no caregiver (62.2%), were catholic (65.5%) and practicing their religion (68.6%), were retired (67.7%), and had a personal income of up to one minimum salary (56.1%). The study revealed 67 (12%) elderly people with a history of alcoholism, of which 17 (3.1%) had a diagnosis of current alcoholism, 50 (9%) had a history of alcohol dependence in the past and 16 (2.9%) had a current alcohol abuse problem. Men had a prevalence ratio of 11.6 times for a history of alcoholism in comparison to women. The results confirm that alcoholism is frequent in the population of Brazilian elderly, drawing attention to some socio-demographic characteristics that can make a difference in the early diagnosis of alcoholism. PMID:26816160

  11. [Consumption of nutrients among the elderly living in Porto Alegre in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil: a population-based study].

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    Venturini, Carina Duarte; Engroff, Paula; Sgnaolin, Vanessa; El Kik, Raquel Milani; Morrone, Fernanda Bueno; da Silva Filho, Irenio Gomes; De Carli, Geraldo Attilio

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    A cross-sectional, population-based study was conducted on a random sample of 427 elderly individuals living in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to establish the nutrient consumption profile and verify its association with sociodemographic and health variables. Dietary intake was assessed using the 24-hour Food Recall Survey and the Dietetic Research Investigation technique. Seventy percent of the elderly respondents were women: 48.5% were between 60 and 69 years old; 68.8% had less than 8 years of schooling; 39% had a family income of between 2 and 5 minimum wages and 58.4% took no physical exercise. Hypertension was the most prevalent disease among the elderly and 54.9% were underweight. Men consumed more calories, protein, fiber, minerals and vitamins than women. Carbohydrate and calcium intake increases with advancing age, while zinc intake decreases. Physical exercise increased the intake of calories, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus. The higher the schooling the greater the intake of vitamins B6 and B12; the higher the family income, the greater the consumption of vitamin B6 and folic acid. The results show that there are nutritional deficiencies in the daily diet of the Brazilian elderly population, especially among women and individuals over 80 years of age. PMID:26691795

  12. Evaluation of natural foci of Panstrongylus megistus in a forest fragment in Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Full Text Available Introduction Panstrongylus megistus is commonly found in wild environments of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The aim of this study was to characterize the network of refuges used by triatomine in a forest fragment of Porto Alegre and to identify Trypanosoma cruzi infection, associated hosts and the epidemiological importance of both hosts and triatomines. Methods Techniques including the spool-and-line method and active searching (transects were used to identify natural foci. Results The food source for each triatomine was determined using the precipitin test, and the infection of marsupials was determined by xenodiagnosis. A total of 33 adults (domestic environment and 27 nymphs (wild environment of P. megistus were found in addition to 43 Didelphis albiventris specimens. The infection rates of triatomine adults, triatomine nymphs and opossums with T. cruzi I were 64%, 73% and 69%, respectively. Birds, rodents and opossums were the main resources used by triatomine. Conclusions This work presents the first characterization of a natural focus of P. megistus in Rio Grande do Sul. The natural characteristics of this focus and its implication in the transmission of T. cruzi are discussed.

  13. Patterns of alcohol use in an elderly sample enrolled in the Family Health Strategy program in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Bruno Luiz Guidolin

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    Full Text Available Abstract This article aims to determine the pattern of alcohol use in the elderly and its associations with sociodemographic characteristics in an elderly sample of patients from the city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. A cross-sectional study was conducted involving 557 seniors, aged 60 years or more, through application of the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview and a global assessment questionnaire for the elderly. The majority of the 557 senior citizens did not complete elementary school (58.3%, were white (65.1%, married (37.6%, had no caregiver (62.2%, were catholic (65.5% and practicing their religion (68.6%, were retired (67.7%, and had a personal income of up to one minimum salary (56.1%. The study revealed 67 (12% elderly people with a history of alcoholism, of which 17 (3.1% had a diagnosis of current alcoholism, 50 (9% had a history of alcohol dependence in the past and 16 (2.9% had a current alcohol abuse problem. Men had a prevalence ratio of 11.6 times for a history of alcoholism in comparison to women. The results confirm that alcoholism is frequent in the population of Brazilian elderly, drawing attention to some socio-demographic characteristics that can make a difference in the early diagnosis of alcoholism.

  14. Colorectal cancer in Porto Alegre and Fortaleza, Brazil: incidence trends and distribution pattern from 1990 to 1999 Câncer de cólon e reto em Porto Alegre e Fortaleza, Brasil: tendência das taxas de incidência e padrão de distribuição no período 1990-1999

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    Rejane de Souza Reis

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to describe the incidence distribution of colorectal cancer in Fortaleza, Ceará State, and Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, and the time trend in the disease from 1990 to 1999. Mean annual age-adjusted incidence rates and estimated annual percent change were calculated by gender, using population-based cancer registries. EAPC showed an increase in the rates in Porto Alegre and Fortaleza for men, +4.2% (p = 0.14 and +9.3% (p O objetivo foi descrever a distribuição da incidência de câncer de cólon e reto em Fortaleza, Ceará, e Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, no Brasil, e a tendência temporal da doença entre 1990-1999. Foram calculadas taxas médias anuais de incidência ajustadas por idade e a variação percentual anual estimada (estimated annual percent change - EAPC das taxas, por sexo, utilizando-se os registros de câncer de base populacional. O EAPC apontou aumento das taxas em Porto Alegre e Fortaleza para homens, +4,2% (p = 0,14 e +9,3% (p < 0,001, e mulheres, +4,6% (p = 0,11 e +5,3% (p = 0,15, respectivamente. As taxas médias de incidência ajustadas foram cerca de três vezes maiores em Porto Alegre do que em Fortaleza, tanto para homens (25,1 vs. 8,6/100 mil quanto para mulheres (19,9 vs. 7,1/100 mil. O aumento das taxas de incidência pode ser devido a estratégias de detecção precoce do câncer, mudanças no estilo de vida das pessoas e a alterações da estrutura etária da população. Um perfil populacional semelhante ao de países desenvolvidos pode justificar as maiores taxas de incidência encontradas em Porto Alegre. Apesar disso, Fortaleza apresentou os maiores incrementos para o período.

  15. Isolamento e identificação de amebas de vida livre potencialmente patogênicas em amostras de ambientes de hospital público da cidade de Porto Alegre, RS Isolation and identification of potentially pathogenic free-living amoebae in samples from environments in a public hospital in the city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul

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    Ana Maris Carlesso

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    Full Text Available Um estudo sobre a presença de amebas de vida livre em um hospital público foi desenvolvido na Cidade de Porto Alegre, RS. Poeira e biofilmes de 15 ambientes hospitalares, incluindo CTI, UTI pediátrica, cozinha, emergência, centro cirúrgico ambulatorial e centro cirúrgico, reservatórios de água, torneira e 6 bebedouros coletivos foram coletados mensalmente, de julho de 2004 a março de 2005, usando-se suabes estéreis, preparados para a pesquisa. As AVL foram isoladas em cultivo, utilizando-se meio de ágar não nutriente adicionado de Escherichia coli, mortas pelo calor. A identificação dos protozoários foi feita pela observação morfológica de cistos e trofozoítos, segundo critérios morfológicos de Page (1988. Das 135 amostras coletadas dos 15 ambientes estudados, 47 (35% foram positivas para AVL. Destas, 34% apresentaram características morfológicas próprias do gênero Acanthamoeba.A study on the presence of free-living amoebae in a public hospital was developed in the city of Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul. Dust and biofilms were collected using sterile swabs that had been prepared for this study, from 15 hospital environments, including the intensive care center, pediatric intensive care unit, kitchen, emergency room, outpatient surgical center, clinical surgical center, water storage tanks, taps and six drinking fountains for general use, every month from July 2004 to March 2005. The FLAs were isolated by culturing, using non-nutrient agar medium with the addition of heat-killed Escherichia coli. The protozoa were identified by morphological observation of cysts and trophozoites, in accordance with Page's morphological criteria (1988. Among the 135 samples collected from the 15 environments, 47 (35% were positive for FLAs. Of these, thirty-four percent presented morphological characteristics particular to the genus Acanthamoeba.

  16. ESTIMATE OF LITTER FALL IN SEASONAL DECIDUOUS FOREST IN ITAARA, RS, BRAZIL

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    This work was carried out in the farm of the Military Brigade in the city of Itaara, RS, Brazil. The present work has as main objective to evaluate the estimate of litter fall in Seasonal Deciduous Forest. For the litter collection, six  plots of 25 m x 17 m had been demarcated, placed in the forest. In each plot, five litter traps had been distributed, totalizing 30 traps. The litter collections had been carried out monthly, during a period of 2 years (December of 2002 to November of 2004). ...

  17. Avaliação inicial do Serviço de Atendimento Móvel de Urgência na Cidade de Porto Alegre Evaluación inicial del servicio de atención móvil de urgencia en la ciudad de Porto Alegre Initial evaluation of the Mobile Emergency Medical Services in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    atendidos por el SAMU de Porto Alegre. MÉTODOS: Estudio observacional y prospectivo. Los desenlaces evaluados fueron sobrevida en 30 días y hasta el alta hospitalaria, además de escore del Cerebral Performance Category (CPC I-II. RESULTADOS: De enero a octubre de 2008, fueron atendidos 593 pacientes en PCR no traumática y fueron realizadas 260 tentativas de resucitación cardiopulmonar (RCP. Hubo éxito inicial en 52 (20,0% casos, estando 16 pacientes vivos en el 30º (6,0% día, 10 teniendo recibido alta hospitalaria (3,9%, siendo que 6 (2,3% con escore CPC I-II. La PCR en el domicilio se asoció inversamente con la sobrevida en el 30º día (p = 0,001 y en el alta hospitalaria (p = 0,02. Un ritmo inicial pasible de "shockeable" (p = 0,008 se asoció a la sobrevida a los 30 días. El intervalo tiempo-respuesta y tiempo colapso hasta comienzo de la RCP fueron significativamente menores en supervivientes a los 30 días. En análisis multivariado, fueron predictores independientes de mortalidad a los 30 días un ritmo inicial "shockeable" (razón de posibilidad [RC] = 0,28 y intervalo de confianza [IC] de 95,0% = 0,10 - 0,81; p = 0,02 y PCR en el domicilio (RC = 3,0 y IC 95,0% = 1,04 - 8,7; p = 0,04. CONCLUSIÓN: La atención prehospitalaria de la PCR en Porto Alegre tiene resultados limitados, sin embargo equiparables a otras localidades internacionales. Es necesario el refuerzo de cada eslabón de la cadena de supervivencia para perfeccionar la atención prehospitalaria, buscando mejora de resultados clínicamente relevantes.BACKGROUND: Little is known about the immediate outcomes of the Mobile Emergency Medical Services (SAMU in Brazil. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical predictors of survival of patients in cardiorespiratory arrest (CRA in the nonhospital environment treated by the SAMU in the city of Porto Alegre. METHODS: The present study has a prospective and observational design. The evaluated outcomes were 30-day survival and hospital discharge, in addition to the

  18. The evolution of animal welfare and the 3Rs in Brazil, China, and India.

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    Bayne, Kathryn; Ramachandra, Gudde S; Rivera, Ekaterina A; Wang, Jianfei

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    Increasingly, scientific collaborations and contracts cross country borders. The need for assurance that the quality of animal welfare and the caliber of animal research conducted are equivalent among research partners around the globe is of concern to the scientific and laboratory animal medicine communities, the general public, and other key stakeholders. Therefore, global harmonization of animal care and use standards and practices, with the welfare of the animals as a cornerstone, is essential. In the evolving global landscape of enhanced attention to animal welfare, a widely accepted path to achieving this goal is the successful integration of the 3Rs in animal care and use programs. Currently, awareness of the 3Rs, their implementation, and the resulting animal care and use standards and practices vary across countries. This variability has direct effects on the animals used in research and potentially the data generated and may also have secondary effects on the country's ability to be viewed as a global research partner. Here we review the status of implementation of the 3Rs worldwide and focus on 3 countries-Brazil, China and India-with increasing economic influence and an increasing footprint in the biomedical research enterprise.

  19. The didactics component of the Family and Community Medicine Residency Program of the Community Health Service of the Grupo Hospitalar Conceição, Porto Alegre, RS

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    Full Text Available The Brazilian Society of Family and Community Medicine, based on resolutions of the National Commission of Medical Residency, recommends that Family and Community Medicine Medical Residency Programs (FCMMRP dedicate between 10% and 20% of their workload to didactics. It also highlights that, when designing the pedagogical process of these activities, adult learning must be considered, which occurs on the basis of the daily problems faced by them. The objective of the Family and Community Medicine Medical Residency Program of the Community Health Service of the Grupo Hospitalar Conceição (FCMMRP of CHS/GHC is to form qualified and problem-solving physicians for Primary Health Care, with an integrative and continued practice, in multidisciplinary teams, inserted within the communities under their care. This paper introduces the Theoretical Core Program (TCP of the FCMMRP of CHS/GHC, which is the section of the Didactics Program responsible, in this residency, for training in the aspects that are specific to Family and Community Medicine. This report aims to contribute with the methodological praxis of the didactic activities of the FCMMRP in Brazil. First the article introduces the Community Health Service of the Grupo Hospitalar Conceição, its Family and Community Medicine Medical Residency Program and the didactics component of this program. Next, the TCP is presented by means of its four constituent elements: guiding axis; thematic axis and its respective contents; pedagogical process; and evaluation.

  20. Genotoxicity on Tradescantia pallida var. purpurea plants exposed to urban and rural environments in the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre, southern Brazil.

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    Costa, G M; Droste, A

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    The Trad-MCN bioassay was used to investigate the genotoxicity on Tradescantia pallida var. purpurea plants exposed to variations in the environmental conditions in urban and rural sites in the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre, southern Brazil, over a one-year period. In spring 2009 and in summer, autumn and winter 2010, potted plants of T. pallida var. purpurea were exposed at two sites with different characteristics: the urban area of the municipality of Estância Velha, with leather and footwear industrial activity, and a Site of Special Environmental Interest in the rural area of the municipality of Novo Hamburgo. Other plants comprised the control group and were kept indoors. Frequencies of micronuclei (MCN) were determined in early tetrads of pollen mother cells and expressed as MCN/100 tetrads. Climate data were also registered during the experiment. MCN frequencies in the urban area were significantly higher (up to 8.13) than those found in the rural area (up to 1.26) and in the control group (up to 1.10), which did not differ statistically from each other over the year. The higher MCN frequencies observed in the urban site can be attributed to air pollution, but also may have been influenced by microclimatic and daily thermal variation differences between sites. Higher temperatures recorded in spring and summer may have influenced MCN frequencies observed in the urban site. No clear relation was observed between rainfall and MCN frequencies. Similar and high relative humidity percentages were registered over the period of the study. Considering that the bioindicator plant presents an integrated response to abiotic factors such as pollutants and weather conditions, it can be used as an additional tool that can point to synergistic effects of environmental variables on organisms. PMID:23295507

  1. Respiratory syncytial virus groups A and B in Porto Alegre, Brazil, from 1990 to 1995 and 1998

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    Full Text Available We analyzed the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV groups and their epidemiological pattern that were detected over the course of seven years in southern Brazil. The two RSV groups co-circulated each year, but frequencies of groups A and B varied both between and within yearly outbreaks. In 1991, group A predominated over group B (p=0.0016. RSV outbreaks analyzed showed a temperature-dependent pattern and no association with rainfall, similarly to other countries from southern South America. Knowledge of the variants is important in terms of both diagnosis and definition of a vaccine composition.

  2. Um perfil de formação e de atuação de professores de piano de Porto Alegre Professional training and practice profile of piano teachers in Porto Alegre (Brazil)

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    Karla Dias de Oliveira; Regina Antunes Teixeira dos Santos; Liane Hentschke

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    Este trabalho apresenta os resultados de um survey interseccional realizado com 104 professores de piano atuantes de Porto Alegre. Com relação à formação, cerca de 60% dos professores pesquisados possuem uma formação acadêmica na área de Música e menos da metade cursou o Bacharelado em Piano. A maioria dos professores considera ter aprendido a ensinar na prática e um terço da amostra alega seguir o modelo de seus professores. Quanto à atuação, os locais mais destacados são: a própria casa, se...

  3. Evaluation of {sup 222}Rn concentration of the internal and external environments of residences at Monte Alegre municipality, Para, Brazil; Avaliacao da concentracao do {sup 222}Rn nos ambientes internos e externos de residencias do municipio de Monte Alegre, PA

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    The human being is constantly exposed to the natural radioactivity in the environment where he lives. This radioactivity comes mainly from materials present in the terrestrial crust that possess in their constitution chemical elements belonging to the radioactive families of uranium and thorium. The use of such materials for the construction of houses constitutes an important exposure form to the natural radiation, above all to the radioactive gas {sup 222}Rn, that it is exhaled from them. The Brazilian soil is composed, among other, of minerals that contain appreciable concentrations of these elements. The inhabitants of Monte Alegre town in Para, located at 2 deg 00' 24,9 'S ; 54 deg 04 ' 13,5 {sup W}, used in the construction of their houses stones obtained from an area 20 km distant of Monte Alegre, denominated Ingles de Souza, located at 01 deg 56' 4 0,1 S; 54 deg 12 149,7 W, where a small residential village, denominated National Agricultural Colony of Para (CANP), is located. The objective of this work was to evaluate the indoor concentration of {sup 222}Rn in the residences of Monte Alegre and CANP. Determinations of the {sup 238}U and {sup 226}Ra concentrations, measurements of the radon flux in samples of stones and soils of the two regions, as well as measurements to the gamma dose close of the soil and inside the residences, were also carried out. The average results of the radon concentration in the air of the investigated residences did not exceed the limits of 200 Bq. m{sup 3} (action level) and 600 Bq. m{sup 3} (intervention level) recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). The concentrations of natural radionuclides and the radon flux determined at the village showed values 17 times higher than those found at the urban area of Monte Alegre, while the average indoor gamma dose rate in the village residences was 0.86 mSv/a. (author)

  4. Espécies medicinais comercializadas como "quebra-pedras" em Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Medicinal species sold as "quebra-pedras" in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Adriana Morais Aita

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho visa identificar as espécies comercializadas como quebra-pedras em Porto Alegre, verificar indícios de toxicidade e estabelecer padrões morfológicos para diferenciação das mesmas. São espécies utilizadas na medicina popular principalmente para afecções nos rins e bexiga bem como diuréticas. As 16 amostras foram adquiridas de 14 comerciantes atuantes em bancas fixas ou em feiras-livres. Realizou-se uma revisão bibliográfica para levantamento de dados referentes à utilização de plantas medicinais com o nome de quebra-pedras em diferentes cidades do Rio Grande do Sul. Indícios de toxicidade, dados químicos e biológicos destas plantas foram revisados em diferentes bases de dados e em bibliografia específica. Identificaram-se sete espécies comercializadas como quebra-pedras em Porto Alegre: Euphorbia prostrata e E. serpens (Euphorbiaceae, Phyllanthus niruri e P. tenellus (Phyllanthaceae, Desmodium incanum (Fabaceae, Cunila microcephala (Lamiaceae e Heimia salicifolia (Lythraceae. Destas, as espécies de Phyllanthus e Euphorbia são as que apresentam maior semelhança morfológica quando comercializadas secas e fragmentadas.The aims of this work were to identify the species sold as "quebra-pedras" in Porto Alegre, verify signs of toxicity and establish morphological patterns that help to distinguish such species. Those species are believed to be diuretic and are used in popular medicine mainly to treat kidney and bladder affections. The samples (16 were purchased from 14 sellers who work in permanent market stalls or in public marketplaces. A bibliographic revision gathered data on the use of medicinal plants called "quebra-pedras" in several cities of Rio Grande do Sul. Signs of toxicity, chemical and biological data of these plants were reviewed from different databases and specific bibliography. Seven species were identified among those sold as "quebra-pedras" in Porto Alegre: Euphorbia prostrata and E. serpens

  5. Triagem neonatal para hemoglobinopatias: um estudo piloto em Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Neonatal screening for hemoglobinopathies: a pilot study in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Este estudo, tem como o objetivo determinar a freqüência das hemoglobinopatias em neonatos, que realizaram a coleta para o Teste de Triagem Neonatal para Distúrbios Metabólicos no Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre. O método utilizado para a determinação das variantes da hemoglobina, foi eletroforese por focalização isoelétrica em amostra de sangue total, coletadas em papel filtro por punção do calcanhar. Para confirmação diagnóstica dos casos alterados, foram realizadas eletroforeses das h...

  6. A model to optimize public health care and downstage breast cancer in limited-resource populations in southern Brazil. (Porto Alegre Breast Health Intervention Cohort

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    Giacomazzi Juliana

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Breast cancer (BC is a major public health problem, with rising incidence in many regions of the globe. Although mortality has recently dropped in developed countries, death rates are still increasing in some developing countries, as seen in Brazil. Among the reasons for this phenomenon are the lack of structured screening programs, a long waiting period between diagnosis and treatment, and lack of access to health services for a large proportion of the Brazilian population. Methods and design Since 2004, an intervention study in a cohort of women in Southern Brazil, denominated Porto Alegre Breast Health Intervention Cohort, is being conducted in order to test the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a model for BC early detection and treatment. In this study, over 4,000 women from underserved communities aged 40 to 69 years are being screened annually with mammography and clinical breast examination performed by a multidisciplinary team, which also involves nutritional counseling and genetic cancer risk assessment. Risk factors for BC development are also being evaluated. Active search of participants by lay community health workers is one of the major features of our program. The accrual of new participants was concluded in 2006 and the study will last for 10 years. The main goal of the study is to demonstrate significant downstaging of BC in an underserved population through proper screening, attaining a higher rate of early-stage BC diagnoses than usually seen in women diagnosed in the Brazilian Public Health System. Preliminary results show a very high BC incidence in this population (117 cases per 100,000 women per year, despite a low prevalence of classical risk factors. Discussion This study will allow us to test a model of BC early diagnosis and treatment and evaluate its cost-effectiveness in a developing country where the mortality associated with this disease is very high. Also, it might contribute to the

  7. Os efeitos da carga tributária indireta e das políticas públicas agrícolas sobre os preços dos alimentos em Porto Alegre (RS, Brasil

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    Sibele Vasconcelos de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available No Brasil, a vasta experiência e aptidão para os agronegócios geram reflexões sobre as implicações das políticas agrícolas e fiscais sobre a formação de preços dos alimentos e, por conseguinte, sobre a segurança alimentar. Destarte, o presente estudo visa avaliar o impacto da Política de Garantia de Preço Mínimos Agrícolas, do crédito rural e da carga tributária indireta sobre os preços dos principais alimentos da cesta básica de Porto Alegre (RS, Brasil. Para tanto, as estatísticas descritiva e inferencial foram empregadas na identificação de relações de causalidade entre as variáveis no período de janeiro/2005 a abril/2011. Observou-se que as regressões lineares múltiplas demonstraram significância estatística, com exceção das estimadas para os preços do café e farinha de trigo. Ainda, a oferta dos produtos amostrados tende a ser elástica, considerando-se o relacionamento positivo entre preços dos alimentos e as proxies dos subsídios públicos agrícolas. Percebeu-se que variações na carga tributária indireta implicam em variações no mesmo sentido no preço do arroz, feijão, leite, óleo e pão. Por fim, considerando-se o grau moderado de associação linear entre as variáveis explanatórias e os preços dos alimentos, sugere-se que variações nestes podem ser também explicadas por fatores relacionados ao processo produtivo e concorrencial.

  8. Mulheres cuidando de mulheres: um estudo sobre a Casa de Apoio Viva Maria, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Women caring for women: a study on the "Viva Maria" shelter, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Stela Nazareth Meneghel

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo obter dados a respeito de mulheres vitimizadas que são atendidas em uma casa abrigo governamental denominada "Casa de Apoio Viva Maria", situada na cidade de Porto Alegre. Analisaram-se informações referentes a 110 mulheres que estiveram albergadas na casa durante os últimos dois anos - janeiro de 1996 a junho de 1998. O perfil da clientela mostrou que as mulheres eram jovens - em média, 29 anos; todas de baixa renda; 12% analfabetas, 21% negras, 80% delas com história de violência doméstica freqüente. Além disso, 18% destas mulheres retornaram à relação com o companheiro violento. Foram efetuadas visitas domiciliares a 34 ex-moradoras, convidando-as a participar de uma série de oficinas de avaliação. Um total de 118 pessoas - mães e crianças - integrou os três encontros de avaliação. Durante estes, os pesquisadores estimularam as participantes a expressar suas opiniões, percepções e sentimentos a respeito da experiência vivida na casa abrigo, assim como seus conceitos no tocante à violência. Finalmente, realizou-se um grupo focal com a equipe técnico-administrativa da casa. As trabalhadoras enfatizaram o quanto esse tipo de trabalho tem sido útil para seu desenvolvimento pessoal e auxiliou a modificar suas vidas.This research was conducted in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, with a sample of battered women selected from a government shelter called the "Casa Viva Maria". We analyzed data on 110 women staying at the shelter during the previous two years (January 1996-June 1998. The profile of the women was as follows: abused women were young (mean age 29 years, all had low socioeconomic status, 12% were illiterate, 21% were black, 80% reported frequent abuse by their partners, and 18% had returned to violent homes. The researchers visited 34 former lodgers from the shelter and invited them to participate in a series of evaluation workshops. A total of 118 persons, including mothers and

  9. Frequency of suspected cases of neurocysticercosis detected by computed skull tomography in Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

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    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Due to the lack of studies about neurocysticercosis in the South of Brazil, an investigation was conducted to determine the percentage of suspected cases of neurocysticercosis in computed tomography diagnoses in Santa Maria, RS, from January 1997 to December 1998. Of 6300 computed tomographies (CT of the skull performed at the private Hospital de Caridade Astrogildo de Azevedo, 80, i.e., 1.27% were suspected of neurocysticercosis. Fifty were women (62.5% and 30 were men (37.5%. The most frequent radiological manifestation indicating neurocysticercosis was the presence of calcifications (isolated or associated, with a 95% rate (76 cases, while the presence of hypodense lesions reached a 5% rate (4 cases. After routine analysis, each CT was evaluated again and the suspected cases were confirmed. The percentage of suspected cases of neurocysticercosis detected by CT in the present study carried out in Santa Maria was considered low (1.27%. This can be explained by the fact that tomography is not accessible to the economically underprivileged population of Santa Maria. We hope that the present study can alert the population and the professionals to the fact that neurocysticercosis is a more frequent disease than indicated by the few diagnoses made.

  10. Frequency of suspected cases of neurocysticercosis detected by computed skull tomography in Santa Maria, RS, Brazil.

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    Silva, J E; Diefenthäler, A P; Palma, J K

    2000-01-01

    Due to the lack of studies about neurocysticercosis in the South of Brazil, an investigation was conducted to determine the percentage of suspected cases of neurocysticercosis in computed tomography diagnoses in Santa Maria, RS, from January 1997 to December 1998. Of 6300 computed tomographies (CT) of the skull performed at the private Hospital de Caridade Astrogildo de Azevedo, 80, i.e., 1.27% were suspected of neurocysticercosis. Fifty were women (62.5%) and 30 were men (37.5%). The most frequent radiological manifestation indicating neurocysticercosis was the presence of calcifications (isolated or associated), with a 95% rate (76 cases), while the presence of hypodense lesions reached a 5% rate (4 cases). After routine analysis, each CT was evaluated again and the suspected cases were confirmed. The percentage of suspected cases of neurocysticercosis detected by CT in the present study carried out in Santa Maria was considered low (1.27%). This can be explained by the fact that tomography is not accessible to the economically underprivileged population of Santa Maria. We hope that the present study can alert the population and the professionals to the fact that neurocysticercosis is a more frequent disease than indicated by the few diagnoses made.

  11. ESTIMATE OF LITTER FALL IN SEASONAL DECIDUOUS FOREST IN ITAARA, RS, BRAZIL

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    Hamilton Luiz Munari Vogel

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    Full Text Available This work was carried out in the farm of the Military Brigade in the city of Itaara, RS, Brazil. The present work has as main objective to evaluate the estimate of litter fall in Seasonal Deciduous Forest. For the litter collection, six  plots of 25 m x 17 m had been demarcated, placed in the forest. In each plot, five litter traps had been distributed, totalizing 30 traps. The litter collections had been carried out monthly, during a period of 2 years (December of 2002 to November of 2004. In the laboratory, the material was separated in fractions, leaves, small twigs and miscellaneous (flowers, fruits, seeds and residues not identified. During the two years of collection, it could be observed great litter deposition in the in the beginning of the winter and mainly in the spring with the biggest depositions during September and November, indicating a standard seasonal in this forest.  The leaves had been responsible for 71.3% of the composition of the litter, the fine twigs had contributed with 16.7%, and the miscellany with the lesser ratio of 12.1%, in the two years of collection. A significant correlation between the litter deposition and the climatic variables was not verified.

  12. Detecção de aglomerados espaciais de óbitos por causas violentas em Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, 1996 Spatial clusters of violent deaths in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1996

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    Simone M. Santos

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    Full Text Available O objetivo desse artigo é analisar a distribuição espacial das residências de vítimas das principais causas violentas de morte no município de Porto Alegre em 1996. A violência tem importante impacto na saúde da população dos centros urbanos brasileiros, devendo integrar a agenda das ações de saúde. A incorporação de ferramentas de análise espacial pode enriquecer os meios de vigilância e prevenção. Foram geo-referenciados os locais de residência das vítimas de acidente de transporte, homicídio e suicídio utilizando-se o Sistema de Informações Geográficas. Os padrões de pontos dos eventos e o de densidade populacional foram analisados por alisamento Kernel e comparados visualmente. Certas áreas de maior concentração dos eventos são similares à distribuição da população; nas demais áreas de alta concentração, diferenciam-se entre si e delimitam microáreas de risco. Vítimas de homicídio concentram-se na periferia da área mais urbanizada; acidentes de transporte concentram-se em áreas mistas de residências e comércio; a distribuição dos suicídios é mais homogênea. A identificação das populações vulneráveis fornece informações importantes para a implementação de políticas de promoção da saúde e de prevenção.Violence is of major importance in the health profile of Brazilian metropolitan areas and should be treated as a public health problem. Spatial analysis methods can be highly useful for the surveillance and prevention of violence. This paper analyzes the spatial distribution of victims' place of residence in relation to the main causes of violent death in Porto Alegre (1996 in order to identify vulnerable areas. For motor vehicle accidents, homicides, and suicide, the victim's place of residence was pinpointed using the municipal Geographic Information System. The point patterns of health events and population density were analyzed using a Kernel smoother, visually compared. Some

  13. Differences between attendance in emergency care of male and female victims of traffic accidents in Porto alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil

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    Driving under the influence of alcohol/ drugs (DUI) is a well-established risk factor for traffic accidents, and men and women have different consumption patterns. The scope of this paper is to analyze differences in alcohol and drug consumption, as well as on behavior associated with traffic accidents among men and women. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 609 sequential traffic accident victims attended in emergency care from Porto Alegre. Subjects gave a structured interview, were ...

  14. Competência social infantil: análise discriminante entre crianças imigrantes e não imigrantes no contexto escolar de Porto Alegre Children’s social competence: discriminant analysis among immigrant and nonimmigrant children at the educational context of Porto Alegre (Brazil

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    Adolfo Pizzinato

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo visa identificar como crianças imigrantes são diferenciadas de seus pares não imigrantes, no tocante à competência social, em escolas públicas e privadas de Porto Alegre. Após tradução, adaptação e análises de fidedignidade e validade do instrumento Revised Class Play, foi aplicado em 32 crianças imigrantes de diferentes países residentes e estudando em classes regulares, assim como em seus colegas de classe (543, perfazendo um total de 575 crianças participantes. Ao instrumento foram adicionadas perguntas de cunho sociodemográfico, a fim de melhor descrever o perfil dos grupos. Os dados da análise indicam haver uma percepção do grupo imigrante como mais isolado; menos agressivo e menos sociável, por parte de seus pares não imigrantes. Tais dados contrastam com a percepção de sociabilidade por parte dos próprios imigrantes.The present study aims to identify how immigrant children differ from their non-immigrant peers, concerning social competence, on public and private schools of Porto Alegre (Brazil. After translation, adaptation and reliability analysis of the instrument Revised Class Play, was applied on 32 immigrant children from different countries, who were living and studying on regular classes, as well as their classmates (a total of 575 participant children. At the instrument social-demographical questions were added, with the objective of better describe the group’s profile. The data indicates a perception that the immigrant children were more isolated, less aggressive and less sociable than their nonimmigrant peers. Such data contrasts with the perception of sociability that the immigrant children had about themselves.

  15. Evaluation of chromosome aberration frequency instable in individual groups residents at the municipality of Monte Alegre, Para, Brazil, exposed to radon

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    The municipality of Monte Alegre is a region that presents natural radiation high due to the presence of the radionuclide uranium (238U) in its soil, which through its decay gives rise to element Rn, a gas. The radioactivity of the rocks has become a problem for the population of Monte Alegre, from the moment when the radioactive material began to be used in the construction of houses and paving of streets. Among all bio markers related to environmental exposures and its biological effects, the chromosomal aberrations are considered good bio markers as predictors of the risk of cancer. Studies suggest that the frequency of chromosomal aberrations may be related to the genetic instability individual and/or exposure to ionizing radiation. Our work aimed to evaluate the frequency of chromosomal aberrations in individuals in the region of high natural radioactivity in Monte Alegre-PA. As well as to correlate the cytogenetic analysis made in this study with the results of analysis of frequency of polymorphisms of genes of DNA repair carried out in another study that resulted in other dissertation. In accordance with the distribution of the data obtained in characterizing environmental radiological and in the calculation of dose, were chosen residents of homes with more and less exposure to radiation. The samples of peripheral blood of 85 individuals of the resident population of the region of Monte Alegre - PA were collected and examine provided two slides for individual was performed to verify the quality of the sample. Through this evaluation we decide that 33% of the material collected, or is, samples of 28 individuals were in suitable conditions for analysis of the frequency of chromosomal aberrations. After the collections lymphocytes present in the sample were cultivated in accordance with the methodology proposed for obtaining of cells in metaphase. were analyzed 6,177 metaphases of 28 individuals among which were found dicentric chromosomes 4 and 19 fragments

  16. Frutificação, características físicas de frutos e produtividade em cultivares e seleções de pessegueiro em Vista Alegre do Alto-SP Fruiting, physical fruit characteristics and productivity of peach tree cultivars and selections in Vista Alegre do Alto, São Paulo State, Brazil

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    Fernando Mendes Pereira

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    Full Text Available A microrregião de Jaboticabal, SP, considerada como marginal para o cultivo do pessegueiro, apresenta vantagens comparativas importantes em relação às principais regiões produtoras do Brasil, como o reduzido risco de geadas, a baixa umidade relativa do ar e o déficit hídrico entre abril e setembro, além da possibilidade de produção precoce (agosto a outubro, o que tem remunerado satisfatoriamente os produtores. Entretanto, os resultados de pesquisa são consistentes apenas para a cultivar "Aurora-1". Visando consolidar esta microrregião como um novo pólo produtor de pêssegos de alta qualidade, o presente trabalho foi realizado no município de Vista Alegre do Alto-SP e teve por objetivo estudar a frutificação, as características físicas de frutos e a produtividade das cultivares "Aurora-1" e "Régis" e das seleções "Jab 484" e "Jab 694". Com as avaliações realizadas no 2° e no 3° ano após o transplantio das mudas (safras de 2005 e 2006, foi possível concluir que: a a frutificação das cultivares "Régis" e "Aurora-1" e das seleções "Jab 484" e "Jab 694"é satisfatória em condições climáticas normais do município de Vista Alegre do Alto-SP; b a cultivar "Régis" pode apresentar produção e produtividade equivalentes à "Aurora-1", podendo se tornar opção para produção ultraprecoce com frutos de dupla finalidade, ainda que sejam menores e mais leves em relação à "Aurora-1", "Jab 484" e "Jab 694"; c as seleções "Jab 484" e "Jab 694" apresentam potencial para o cultivo em Vista Alegre do Alto-SP, por apresentarem frutos com características de dupla finalidade (servem para consumo in natura e para processamento, por serem mais pesados que "Aurora-1", podendo atingir produção e produtividade equivalentes a esta cultivar.The Jaboticabal Micro-region, located in São Paulo State, Brazil, considered unsuitable for peach tree culture, presents important comparative advantages in relation to other traditional

  17. Infections after liver transplantation in adults: data from a university hospital in southern Brazil (1996-2000 Infecções em pacientes transplantados hepáticos adultos no Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, no período de 1996-2000

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Infections after liver transplantations are the most important cause of morbi-mortality. In this study, we assessed the main characteristics of these infections in a southern Brazilian university hospital. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort with 55 patients who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation between 1996 and 2000 in the "Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre", Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, to characterize the infections that occurred in the group. RESULTS: One or more infections (average 2.10 were diagnosed in 47 patients, especially during the first month after transplantation. The most common were bacteremia, intra-abdominal infections and pneumonia, predominantly with bacteria, especially Staphylococcus sp (and particularly S. aureus and E. coli. The mortality rate attributed to infections was high: 17 cases of all deaths (total 27 deaths. Significant risk factors for infections included reoperation, diabetes, biliary stenosis and higher Child-Pugh scores. CONCLUSION: Infections remain a severe threat in liver transplant patients, and special efforts should be made to prevent and manage them correctly.RACIONAL: Infecções são a causa principal de morbimortalidade em pacientes submetidos a transplantes hepáticos. OBJETIVO: Avaliar as principais características destas infecções em pacientes de um hospital universitário do sul do Brasil. MÉTODO: Uma coorte retrospectiva foi conduzida com os 55 pacientes transplantados hepáticos adultos cuja cirurgia foi realizada entre 1996 e 2000 no Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, RS, todos aos eventos infecciosos que ocorreram nesta população foram registrados. RESULTADOS: Uma ou mais infecções (média 2,1 episódios foram diagnosticadas em 47 pacientes, o período de maior ocorrência destas foi o primeiro mês após a cirurgia. As infecções mais comuns foram: bacteremias, infecções intra-abdominais e pneumonias, a etiologia mais freqüente foi bacteriana

  18. Biotechnical performance of vegetal species in slope conservation in Cruz Alta, RS, Brazil

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    The aim of this work was the evaluation of biotechnical performance of different vegetal species growth in the slope soil conservation and reforest (revegetate). The study was performed with oxic soil talus, in Cruz Alta - RS, Brazil (28°23'28.14" S and 53°22'25.61" W) and began in January 2010. The sow treatments employed were: 1) cuttings of Ateleia glazioveana; 2) cuttings of Pyrostegia venusta; 3) seedlings of Baccharis trimera; 4) Seedlings of Cynodom plectostachyus; 5) blank, no sow. The evaluated parameters were: plant survival ratio (%); vegetal covered percentage; natural revegetation (plants/m2); the slope soil level reduction (cm); and water and soil runoff. C. plectostachyus and B. trimera afforded considerable higher survival (92% and 78.5%, respectively) and vegetation cover of the slope (99.6% and 82.9%) than other species. The natural revegetation showed an increase according to the ground above the slope (146.9 plants/m2) compared with the slope ramp (22.1 plants/m2). Moreover, C. plectostachyus, A. glazioveana, P. venusta, B. trimera and C. plectostachyus treatments showed 34.9, 28.6, 23.0 and 21.0 plants/m2, respectively, when compared with the blank (2.5 plants/m2) in the slope ramp region. Furthermore, the sow line regions gave 91.2 plants/m2) whereas the regions among lines afforded 8.6 plants/m2. Additionally, C. plectostachyus showed soil average drawdown profile decrease of 12.8 mm after 360 days after planting, and A. glazioveana reached 16.9 mm after 540 days according to the blank (34.0 mm). Considering the period of 60 to 360 days, it was observed significant differences in the soil loss estimative and reduction percentage compared to blank were: Blank 127.9 ton/ha/year; A. glazioveana, 117.9 ton/ha/year (-8%); P. venusta, 116.3 ton/ha/year (-9%); B. trimera, 106.7 ton/ha/year (-17%); and C. plectostachyus, 73.2 ton/ha/year (-43%). Thus, C. plectostachyus showed the best survival and vegetal coverage producing significant reduction of

  19. Preditores de soropositividade para HIV em indivíduos não abusadores de drogas que buscam centros de testagem e aconselhamento de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Predictors of HIV seropositive status in non-IV drug users at testing and counseling centers in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo descreve comportamentos de risco para HIV, obtidos através de questionário, em 570 indivíduos de Porto Alegre que não usavam drogas regularmente. A idade média foi 30,3, 51,1 % eram homens, e a maioria tinha baixa renda (59,1%. A soropositividade foi de 9,9% (13,1% entre homens e 6,9% entre mulheres, associada a sexo masculino, ter mais de 30 anos e baixa renda. Mulheres reportaram mais sexo desprotegido (86,4% do que homens (74,4% e mais sexo com usuários de droga injetável (11,6% versus 2,1%; homens relataram mais sexo homossexual desprotegido (18,7% versus 1,4% e mais relações com profissionais de sexo (19,0% versus 0,4%. Não houve associação entre uso eventual de drogas e soropositividade. A idade associada à soropositividade confirma achados anteriores, indicando maior exposição a riscos durante a vida. O estudo confirma a pauperização da epidemia, com indivíduos pobres apresentando maior soropositividade. Homens e mulheres apresentaram diferentes comportamentos associados à soropositividade, confirmando a necessidade de prevenção específica e distinta para cada grupo.This study describes HIV-related behaviors recorded through a questionnaire applied to 570 individuals in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, who were not regular drug users. Mean age was 30.3 years, 51.1 % were male, and most were low-income (59.1%. The HIV seropositive rate was 9.9% (13.1% for males, 6.9% for females, and there was a positive association with male gender, age over 30 years, and low income. Women reported more unprotected sex (86.4% than men (74.4% and more sex involving drugs (11.6% vs. 2.1%; men reported more unprotected homosexual sex (18.7% vs. 1.4% and more sex with sex workers (19.0% vs. 0.4%. There was no association between sporadic drug use and seropositive status. The association between age and seropositive status confirms previous findings, indicating more lifetime risk exposure. The study confirms the so

  20. O impacto odontológico no desempenho diário dos trabalhadores do departamento municipal de limpeza urbana de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil The impact of oral health on daily performance of municipal waste disposal workers in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil

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    Andréa Silveira Gomes

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar a prevalência do impacto bucal no desempenho diário em adultos brasileiros. Uma amostra representativa, composta por 276 funcionários do Departamento Municipal de Limpeza Urbana de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, entre 35 e 44 anos, responderam a entrevista e permitiram a realização do exame clínico. O Oral Impacts on Daily Performances (OIDP foi utilizado para avaliar o impacto bucal no desempenho diário. Do total de participantes, 73,6% tiveram pelo menos um desempenho diário afetado por problemas odontológicos nos últimos seis meses. O mais afetado foi comer e apreciar a comida (48,6%. O desconforto (40,6% e a insatisfação com a aparência (31,5% foram os sintomas mais prevalentes. A falta de dentes (21,7% e a dor de dente (20,7% foram as principais causas percebidas de impacto no desempenho diário. O OIDP mostrou-se útil para avaliar os impactos odontológicos nas dimensões físicas, psicológicas e sociais do desempenho diário.This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of oral health impact on daily performance in Brazilian adults. 276 civil servants 35 to 44 years of age from the Public Works and Waste Disposal Department of Porto Alegre, in southern Brazil, were interviewed and clinically examined. Oral Impacts on Daily Performance (OIDP was used to evaluate the impact of oral health status on daily performance. 73.6% of all subjects had at least one daily performance affected by an oral impact in the previous six months. The most commonly affected performance was eating (48.6%, while the most common symptoms were discomfort (40.6% and dissatisfaction with one's appearance (31.5%. Missing teeth (21.7% and toothache (20.7% were recognized as the main causes of oral impacts on daily performance. OIDP was useful for measuring (physically, psychologically, and socially the oral impacts on daily performance.

  1. Influence of intracranial hemorrhage and neonatal seizures on the neurological and psychomotor development of premature infants at Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil Influência da hemorragia intracraniana e crises neonatais sobre o desenvolvimento neurológico e psicomotor de recém-nascidos prematuros no Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Brasil

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    Lygia Ohlweiler

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available This study compared the results of neurodevelopmental examination at 6 months' corrected age of premature infants with neonatal seizures and/or intracranial hemorrhage and normal premature infants. There was a statistically significant correlation (p=0.000007 between intracranial hemorrhage and seizures in the group of 68 premature infants seen in the neurodevelopmental outpatient service at Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil. Intracranial hemorrhage was significantly associated with multiparity (p=0.02. The neurodevelopmental examination at 6 months' corrected age revealed that patients who suffered neonatal intracranial hemorrhage and/or seizures had inappropriate muscle tone, strength and reflexes, as well as delay in head control. Conclusion: we compared the results of neurodevelopmental examinations of two groups of premature infants at 6 months' corrected age. The difference in neurological development at 6 months' corrected age was statistically significant when comparison was corrected for premature infants who had neonatal seizures and periventricular hemorrhage.Este estudo comparou os resultados do exame do desenvolvimento neuropsicomotor aos seis meses de idade corrigida de lactentes prematuros com crises neonatais e/ou hemorragia intracraniana com lactentes prematuros sem estas intercorrências. Houve uma correlação estatisticamente significativa (p=0.000007 entre hemorragia intracraniana e crises neonatais no grupo de 68 lactentes prematuros vistos no ambulatório de neurodesenvolvimento do Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Brasil. Hemorragia intracraniana foi significativamente associada com multiparidade (p=0.02. O exame do desenvolvimento neuropsicomotor aos 6 meses de idade corrigida mostrou que pacientes que sofreram hemorragia intracraniana neonatal e/ou crises neonatais tiveram tônus, forças e reflexos inapropriados, bem como atraso no controle do sustento cefálico. Conclusões: Comparamos os resultados

  2. Rotas críticas de mulheres em situação de violência: depoimentos de mulheres e operadores em Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Critical trajectories of female victims of gender violence: discourse analysis of women and staff professionals in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil

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    Stela Nazareth Meneghel

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa de abordagem qualitativa tem por objetivo estabelecer a trajetória de mulheres em situação de violência de gênero na cidade de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. A metodologia incluiu entrevistas em profundidade com mulheres e operadores sociais, procurando mapear a rota crítica das mulheres quando decidem procurar ajuda. Foram entrevistadas 21 mulheres em situação de violência e 25 operadores das áreas jurídica, policial, ação social, saúde e organizações não governamentais. A rota percorrida pelas mulheres nos serviços foi mapeada e analisada, sendo identificados aspectos facilitadores e limitadores no processo de romper com a violência. As mulheres relataram a pressão dos operadores para que retornem ao casamento e a ineficiência do setor policial para dar-lhes proteção. Nos depoimentos dos operadores, perceberam-se as diferentes concepções de violência entre os serviços, a medicalização da violência e a fragmentação da rede.This qualitative study aims to describe the trajectories of female victims of gender violence in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. The methodology included in-depth interviews with women and staff, attempting to map the critical paths of women when they made the decision to seek professional help. We interviewed 21 women victims of gender violence and 25 professionals, including law enforcement officials, health and social workers, and nongovernmental organizations. The women's trajectories in the services were mapped, identifying facilitating factors and obstacles in the process of breaking with gender violence. The victims reported: pressure by professional staff to return to their marriages and police inefficiency in providing protection. The discourse of law enforcement officials and health and social workers showed a range of different concepts regarding violence, medicalization of violence, and network fragmentation.

  3. Determination of the frequency of polymorphisms in genes related to the genome stability maintenance of the population residing at Monte Alegre, PA (Brazil) municipality

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    The human exposure to ionizing radiation coming from natural sources is an inherent feature of human life on earth, for man and all living things have always been exposed to these sources. Ionizing radiation is a known genotoxic agent which can affect the genomic stability and genes related to DNA repair may play a role when they have committed certain polymorphism. This study aimed to analyze the frequency of polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes of DNA repair and cell cycle control: hOGG1 (Ser326Cys), XRCC3 (Thr241 Met) and p53 (Arg72Pro) in saliva samples from a population located Monte Alegre, state of Para were collected in August 2008 and 40 samples of men and 46 samples of women, adding a total of 86 samples. By RFLP was determined the frequency of homozygous genotypes and / or heterozygous for polymorphic genes. The I)OGG1 gene was 5% of the allele 326Cys, XRCC3 gene found about 21 % of the allele 241 Met and p53 gene showed 40.8% of the 72Pro allele. And the genotype frequencies of individuals for the three genes were 91.04%, 88.06% and 59.7% for homozygous wild genotype, 5.97%, 11.94% and 22.39% for heterozygote genotype and 2,99%, zero and 17:91% for homozygous polymorphic hOGG1 genes respectively, XRCC3, p53. These values are similar to those found in previous studies. The influence of these polymorphisms, which are involved in DNA repair and consequent genotoxicity induced by radiation depends on dose and exposure factors such as smoking, which is statistically a factor in public health surveillance in the region. This study gathered information and molecular epidemiology in Monte Alegre, that help to characterization of local population. (author)

  4. Profile of establishments in the supermarket sector with respect to good practices in the city of Santa Maria (RS, Brazil

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    Carla Cristina Bauermann Brasil

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to verify the compliance of the supermarket sector with respect to the Good Practice Program standards of the city of Santa Maria (RS, Brazil. Sixty nine establishments were verified using a checklist of good practices for the supermarket sector in Santa Maria, RS (Brazil, from April to July 2011. The data were collected by a food safety and quality professional using this checklist. The results showed that the overall adequacy of the establishments surveyed was 29.07%. The highest percentage of compliance was found for storage at ambient temperature (64.13%. The lowest compliance percentage was also found in different sections and areas in the supermarkets such as bakery and confectionery (14.93%, water supply (18.30%, food handling (21.01%, sausage and cold meat (or deli meat (36.38%, and documentation-related items (4.97%. None of the supermarkets evaluated had the necessary documentation for the implementation of good practices. The results of this study show the importance of effectively implementing a good practice program and quality systems by raising awareness among technicians and professionals of the importance of quality programs used in food companies and the need for more thorough inspection delivered by competent authorities to ensure food safety for consumers.

  5. Colesterolemia, trigliceridemia e excesso de peso em escolares de Santa Maria, RS, Brasil Blood lipids abnormalities and overweight prevalence in students of Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

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    Cláudia Cruz Lunardi

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O nível de colesterol na infância é um preditor do nível de colesterol na vida adulta. As consequências do colesterol elevado, somadas a outros fatores de risco constituem problema mundial de saúde pública. OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência de hipercolesterolemia, hipertrigliceridemia e excesso de peso em estudantes do município de Santa Maria-RS. Métodos: Estudo transversal com 374 crianças de 10 a 12 anos de idade, de escolas das redes pública e privada, realizado no segundo semestre de 2005 na cidade de Santa Maria-RS. Foram determinados os níveis de colesterol total, triglicerídeos e estado nutricional. RESULTADOS: As prevalências de hipercolesterolemia, hipertrigliceridemia e excesso de peso encontradas foram de 4,7%, 8,9% e 20,7%, respectivamente. Não houve diferença significante entre sexo e rede pública e privada. As crianças com excesso de peso apresentaram maior prevalência de alterações lipídicas. CONCLUSÕES: A prevalência de alterações lipídicas pode ser considerada baixa, mas a prevalência de excesso de peso dos estudantes de Santa Maria mostrou-se relativamente alta, alertando à importância de políticas públicas e à necessidade de assistência pediátrica nessa faixa etária, visando o seu diagnóstico precoce e, principalmente, o aconselhamento nutricional e incentivo à prática esportiva, uma vez que as dislipidemias e o excesso de peso têm sido apontados como fatores de risco para as doenças cardiovasculares.INTRODUCTION: Cholesterol level in childhood is a predictor of cholesterol level in adult life. The consequences of high cholesterol levels summed to other risk factors constitute a worldwide public health problem. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of blood lipid abnormalities and overweight among school students of the city of Santa Maria, RS, Brazil. Methods: A cross-sectional study with 374 children, aged between 10 and 12 years, from public and private schools of the

  6. Relationship between caga-positive Helicobacter pylori infection and risk of gastric cancer: a case control study in Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

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    Gilmara Coelho Meine

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXT: Gastric cancer is the second most common cause of cancer related death worldwide. Although Helicobacter pylori has been classified as a class I carcinogen, the presence of infection is not a factor that alone is able to lead to gastric cancer, and one of the possible explanations for this is the existence of different strains of H. pylori with different degrees of virulence. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between cagA-positive H. pylori and gastric cancer, using polymerase chain reaction (PCR for the detection of this bacterial strain. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients with gastric cancer were matched by sex and age (± 5 years with 58 patients without gastric cancer, submitted to upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. All patients were evaluated for the status of infection by H. pylori (through urease test, histological analysis and PCR for the genes ureA and 16SrRNA and by cagA-positive strain (through PCR for cagA gene. RESULTS: Evaluating the presence of infection by cagA-positive H. pylori, it was verified that the rate of infection was significantly higher in the group with gastric cancer when compared with the matched controls, occurring in 62.1% and 29.3%, respectively (OR = 3.95; CI 95% 1.543-10.096. CONCLUSIONS: There is an association between cagA-positive H. pylori strain and risk of gastric cancer.

  7. Differences between attendance in emergency care of male and female victims of traffic accidents in Porto alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil

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    Raquel Forgiarini Saldanha

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Driving under the influence of alcohol/ drugs (DUI is a well-established risk factor for traffic accidents, and men and women have different consumption patterns. The scope of this paper is to analyze differences in alcohol and drug consumption, as well as on behavior associated with traffic accidents among men and women. A cross-sectional study was conducted with 609 sequential traffic accident victims attended in emergency care from Porto Alegre. Subjects gave a structured interview, were breathalyzed and had a saliva test for alcohol/drug screening. Results showed that women were mainly passengers or pedestrians (p < 0.001. There was no significant difference in positive blood alcohol concentration. However, men reported more binge drinking and THC use, while women had more benzodiazepine in their saliva (p<0.05. This is the first Brazilian study to compare alcohol and drug use among men and women who were the victims of traffic accidents. Results point to differences in the pattern of substance abuse, as well on risk behavior. Data may be useful for specific prevention strategies that take gender differences into consideration.

  8. Violência nos relacionamentos afetivo-sexuais entre adolescentes de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil: busca de ajuda e rede de apoio Violencia en las relaciones afectivo-sexuales entre adolescentes de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil: búsqueda de ayuda y red de apoyo Violence in affective and sexual relationships among adolescents in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil: search for help and support networks

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    Marta Julia Marques Lopes

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    problemas derivados de violencia y, cuando lo hicieron, buscaron principalmente amigos y familiares. Los profesionales de salud fueron poco citados por los adolescentes como fuente de ayuda. Se destaca la necesidad de cuestionar las implicaciones del sistema de atención a la salud en la prevención de la violencia y promoción de la salud de los adolescentes con vistas a la adopción de relaciones saludables.This study aimed to analyze the support network reported by adolescents dealing with violent situations in affective and sexual relationships. A quantitative approach was used for the epidemiological component and a qualitative approach for the data from interviews and focus groups. The sample consisted of 283 adolescents from 15 to 19 years of age who were sophomores at public and private high schools in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. The quantitative data were analyzed by description of frequencies and analysis of associations between variables. For the qualitative data, thematic content analysis was used. The results showed that only 5% of the adolescents sought help for problems resulting from violence, and when they did so, they mainly turned to friends and family. Few adolescents cited healthcare professionals as a source of support. The study highlights the need to inquire into the implications for the healthcare system in the prevention of violence and health promotion for adolescents, aimed at the adoption of healthy relationships.

  9. A survey of knowledge of the three Rs concept among lecturers and postgraduate students in Brazil.

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    Tréz, de A Thales

    2014-05-01

    The use of animals in science is a widespread practice, despite growing concern about its moral justification and scientific relevance. In this scenario, the Three Rs concept might be considered to be a motivation for the establishment of a new scientific approach to the use of experimental animals and to research itself. The main objective of this survey-based study was to identify the level of knowledge about this concept among lecturers (i.e. tenure-track professors) and postgraduate students in the physiological and pharmaceutical sciences in Brazilian universities. A questionnaire was completed by 185 lecturers from 16 universities, and 140 postgraduate students from five of these universities. The results indicate that the concept of the Three Rs is widespread among lecturers and students in the areas of physiology and pharmacology, throughout Brazilian universities, but that its interpretation generally attributes more importance to refinement than to reduction and replacement. PMID:24901906

  10. Porto Alegre as a Counter-Hegemonic "Global City": Building Globalization from below in Governance and Education

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    Gandin, Luis Armando

    2011-01-01

    This paper analyzes the case of Porto Alegre, Brazil as a counter-hegemonic global city. Porto Alegre is a city with no particular relevance to neoliberal globalization that, nevertheless, was launched to a global scale by transformations in local governance. New mechanisms of deliberative democracy captured the attention of social actors…

  11. Characterization of wet precipitation by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) in the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Montanari Migliavacca, Daniela [Instituto de Biociencias, Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Ecologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Goncalves 9500, 91509-900 Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Fundacao Estadual de Protecao Ambiental Henrique Luis Roessler, RS. Rua Carlos Chagas 55/802, 90030-020 Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Calesso Teixeira, Elba, E-mail: gerpro.pesquisa@fepam.rs.gov.br [Fundacao Estadual de Protecao Ambiental Henrique Luis Roessler, RS. Rua Carlos Chagas 55/802, 90030-020 Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Gervasoni, Fernanda; Vieira Conceicao, Rommulo [Instituto de Geociencias, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Goncalves 9500, 91509-900 Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Raya Rodriguez, Maria Teresa [Instituto de Biociencias, Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Ecologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Goncalves 9500, 91509-900 Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil)

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    The purpose of this study is to assess the composition of wet precipitation in three sites of the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre. Besides the variables usually considered, such as pH, conductivity, major ions (Cl{sup -}, NO{sub 3}{sup -}, F{sup -}, SO{sub 4}{sup 2-}, Na{sup +}, K{sup +}, Mg{sup 2+}, NH{sub 4}{sup +} and Ca{sup 2+}) and metallic elements (Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn and Ni), the suspended matter was examined by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), with energy dispersive system (EDS), for better identification of possible anthropogenic material in this wet precipitation. Results showed an alkaline pH in the samples analyzed and higher concentrations for Na{sup +}, Cl{sup -} and SO{sub 4}{sup 2-}. The acidification and neutralization potential between anions (SO{sub 4}{sup 2-} + NO{sub 3}{sup -}) and cations (Ca{sup 2+} + Mg{sup 2+} + K{sup +} + NH{sub 4}{sup +}) showed a good correlation (0.922). The metallic elements with highest values were Zn, Fe and Mn. Results of XRD identified the presence of some minerals such as quartz, feldspar, mica, clay, carbonates and sulfates. In samples analyzed with SEM, we detected pyroxene, biotite, amphibole and oxides. Cluster analysis (CA) was applied to the data matrix to identify potential pollution sources of metals (natural or anthropogenic) and the association with minerals found in the analysis of SEM.

  12. Estimativa da radiação solar global a partir dos dados de insolação, para Santa Maria - RS Estimation of global radiation from insolation data for Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

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    Galileo Adeli Buriol

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Foram determinados os coeficientes a e b da equação de Angströn-Prescott para a estimativa da radiação solar global para Santa Maria, RS. Utilizaram-se os dados diários da intensidade de fluxo de radiação solar global e de insolação (brilho solar registrados na Estação Meteorológica pertencente ao 8° Distrito de Meteorologia, localizada no Campus da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria - UFSM, período 2002-2008. Os dados foram copiados no banco de dados do 8° Distrito de Meteorologia - 8° DISME, em Porto Alegre, e calculados os valores diários de radiação solar global no topo da atmosfera e de insolação máxima possível, considerando a latitude local. Com esses dados, foram determinadas as equações mensais e estacionais de regressão para a estimativa da radiação solar global em função da insolação. Constatou-se que existe alta correlação entre os dados de radiação solar global com aqueles de insolação, sendo, assim, possível estimar a radiação solar global em função da insolação.Coefficients a and b of the Angströn - Prescott equation to estimate global solar radiation for Santa Maria, RS were determined. Daily data of global solar radiation and sunshine, were obtained from the Meteorological Station which belongs to the 8th District of Meteorology, located on the campus of the Federal University of Santa Maria - UFSM, period from 2002 to 2008. The mentioned data were copied from the database of the 8th District of Meteorology - 8th DISME in Porto Alegre. Top of atmosphere radiation and possible maximum sunshine were calculated considering local latitude. With such elements, monthly regression equations were determined for the estimation of solar radiation as a function of insolation. We found a high correlation between insolation and global solar radiation and it's possible to estimate the solar radiation depending on the measured insolation.

  13. Prevalência de tabagismo em uma unidade de internação psiquiátrica de Porto Alegre Predominancia de tabaquismo en una unidad de internación Psiquiátrica de Porto Alegre Smoking prevalence in a Psychiatric Unit in Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Raquel De Boni

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    abstinencia - que pueden ser confundidos con los síntomas de los trastornos de base - en pacientes psiquiátricos internados.Based on anecdotal clinical reports about the high prevalence of tobacco dependence in psychiatric inpatients, the Psychiatric Services of Hospital de Clinicas of Porto Alegre requested a study to ascertain its prevalence. Three consecutive censuses were developed, each 30 days apart, with a total of 103 in-patients, utilizing the Fagerström questionnaire for tobacco dependence to ascertain the severity of nicotine dependence. The prevalences found were 46.7% , 54.3 % and 38.9% , respectively, in the three consecutive samples (p>0.05. Dependence was categorized as severe in approximately 50% of all smokers in the three censuses. The high prevalence of nicotine dependence and the highest severity of dependence among the psychiatric patients confirms literature data and justifies interventions aimed at minimizing withdrawal symptoms - which may be confounded with symptoms of the psychiatric primary diagnosis - in patients hospitalized for psychiatric disorders.

  14. Homicides among teenagers in the city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil: vulnerability, susceptibility, and gender cultures Homicídios entre adolescentes na cidade de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil: vulnerabilidade e culturas de gênero

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    Ana Rosária Sant'Anna

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available The authors present a quantitative and qualitative study on homicides among teenagers in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, based on a historical series during the 1990s and the life and death histories in this group, with a special focus on 1997. In that year there were 68 homicides in which the victims were from 10 to 19 years old. Of the 68, 62 were males and only 6 females, or a ratio of 10:1, showing that young males are more vulnerable and susceptible to being murdered. The data indicate that cause of death is influenced by gender culture and that homicides are based on power and status symbols characterizing a kind of virility. This expression of virility in the shaping of violence also appears in the domination of the female body observed in homicides with young women as the victims. The life and death histories of these teenagers highlight the pertinence of the gender-based analysis as a theoretical-analytical category, in addition to analyses considering socioeconomic aspects and social inequity.Este é um estudo quanti/qualitativo sobre homicídios entre adolescentes em Porto Alegre, tendo como base uma seriação histórica para a década de 90 e as histórias de vida e morte nesse grupo, particularizando o ano de 1997. Nesse ano houve 68 homicídios na faixa etária de 10 a 19 anos, dos quais 62 do sexo masculino e 6 do sexo feminino, numa razão de 10:1, mostrando que os homens estão mais vulneráveis e suscetíveis a morrer por essa causa de morte. Admite-se, a partir disso, que as formas de morrer sofrem influência das culturas de gênero e os homicídios se sustentam em símbolos e posições de poder que caracterizam um tipo de masculinidade. Essa expressão de masculinidade na forma de violência mostra sua face também no domínio sobre o corpo feminino, observado nas situações de homicídio envolvendo as mulheres adolescentes. Esses achados apontam para a conotação relacional e para a assimetria social

  15. Fatores de risco para transmissão do HIV em usuários de drogas de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Risk factors for HIV transmission in drug users from Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil

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    Flavio Pechansky

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Em um estudo transversal com uma amostra de 420 usuários de drogas de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, foram avaliados demografia, uso de drogas e situações de risco para contaminação pelo HIV por meio da versão brasileira do questionário Comportamentos de Risco para AIDS. A prevalência de HIV positivos foi de 22,6%; 39,3% tinham 30 anos ou mais e 69,5% eram homens. Nos trinta dias prévios à coleta, 56,8% tinham usado maconha, 43,6% cocaína inalada, 17,6% cocaína injetada e 42,4% álcool freqüentemente. As variáveis que se mantiveram associadas com infecção por HIV após regressão logística foram idade superior a trinta anos (RC: 2,89; IC95%: 1,17-7,12, ter menos de sete anos de estudo (RC: 2,10; IC95%: 1,02-4,36, renda de menos de um salário mínimo (RC: 2,89; IC95%: 1,32-6,32 e ter usado droga injetável (DI (RC: 5,18; IC95%: 2,89-9,28. A taxa de infecção pelo HIV encontrada foi alta, considerando que 70,0% nunca haviam usado DI. As variáveis associadas com contaminação por HIV estão de acordo com as literaturas nacional e internacional e com o modelo teórico de exposição a risco proposto pelo primeiro autor.A cross-sectional study with a sample of 420 drug users from Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, was utilized to assess demographic variables, drug use, and risk behaviors for HIV infection. We used the Brazilian version of the Risk Assessment Battery. Overall HIV seropositivity was 22.6%; 39.3% of the subjects infected were at least 30 years old, and 69.5% were males. In the month prior to the interview, 56.8% of the sample had used marijuana, 43.6% had sniffed cocaine, 17.6% had injected cocaine, and 42.4% had used alcohol on a frequent basis. The variables that continued to be associated with HIV infection after logistic regression were age (30 or older (OR: 2.89; 95%CI: 1.17-7.12, having less than seven years of schooling (OR: 2.10; 95%CI: 1.02-4.36, having a monthly family income of less

  16. ARBOREAL VEGETATION ASPECTS ON A SEASONAL STEPPE SAVANNA REMAINING, IN BARRA DO QUARAÍ, RS STATE, BRAZIL

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    Luciano Farinha Watzlawick

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/1980509813320The purpose of this study was to evaluate the floristic composition, the horizontal and vertical structures, as well as the spatial distribution patterns of the tree component in a Steppe Savanna Park located at ‘Parque do Espinilho’, in Barra do Quaraí, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil. Floristic composition and phyto-sociological analysis were carried out in a four (04 ha permanent plot (40 000 m², where all individuals which circumference (C was ≥ 15.7 cm, measured 30 cm from the ground, were sampled and had their circumference and total height measured. A mean of 145 individuals/ha was found, distributed in 11 species, 10 genera and eight (08 families, with basal area of 4.06 m²/ha. The Shannon Diversity Index (H’ for the tree vegetation was 1.86, and the species with the highest importance values were Prosopis nigra (25.86%, Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco (24.57%, Prosopis affinis (24.30% and Vachellia caven (10.51%, representing 85.26% of the total. The tree vegetation has two strata, the lower one with 93.3% of the trees and the upper one with only 6.7% of total. The species Aspidosperma quebrachoblancodominated with 70.0% of trees in this stratum. Regarding the spatial distribution pattern of thespecies, Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco presented a grouped tendency, whereas the other ones weregrouped. The savannah steppe park studied is mainly characterized by the occurrence of Aspidospermaquebracho-blanco, Prosopis nigra, Prosopis affinis and Vachellia caven, constituting a unique combinationof species in Brazil, presenting question of rarity in terms of species composition and structure.

  17. Radiation in archaeometry applied to Taquari Valley, (Lajeado, RS-Brazil)

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    Watanabe, Shigueo; Gennari, Roseli F.; Alpendre, Fernanda M. [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), SP (Brazil). Inst. de Fisica. Dept. de Fisica Nuclear], e-mail: lacifid@dfn.if.usp.br; Munita, Casimiro S.; Morais, Mariana S. [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)], e-mail: munita@ipen.br; Machado, Neli G. [Museu de Ciencias Naturais - UNIVATES, Lajeado, RS (Brazil)], e-mail: nelitgm@terra.com.br

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    In the present work, soil and archaeological ceramic samples from one archaeological site located in Taquari Valley, (Lajeado, RS), were investigated. Ceramics pottery fragments were dated using thermoluminescence method and analyzed by mass spectrometry. The samples were grounded, sieved, and then divided in two: a) the fraction with lower grain size diameters was used in the chemical analysis, b). the portion with intermediate size grain diameter was chemically leached, submitted to different doses and then finally the thermoluminescence was measured. The ages obtained varied from 385 up to 926 years BP. The chemical analysis of soil and ceramics was made using ICP-MS (Plasma Mass Spectrometry) analytical technique. The ICP-MS determination was performed in the solubilized samples. For solubilization of each sample it was used a microwave-assisted digestion technique. Mn ,Fe, Al, Ca, K, Ti, Mg, Na, Cr, V, Ni, Zn, Pb, Li, Cu, La, Ce, Th, U, Sr and Ba have been determined in the studied samples. To guarantee the analytical performance a series of certified reference materials were used (IAEA-Soil 7, and GSJ- JG1a, JA-3, JB2 and JB-3). The ICP-MS data treatment using hierarchical cluster analysis with the squared Euclidean distances was used to calculate dissimilarities between samples. In the resulting dendrogram, the distinct groups of samples were evidenced. (author)

  18. Erosividade e características hidrológicas das chuvas de Rio Grande (RS Erosivity and hydrological characteristics of rainfalls in Rio Grande (RS, Brazil

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    Marcos Gabriel Peñalva Bazzano

    2010-02-01

    ,0 % do intermediário e 24,2 % do atrasado. Da erosividade anual, 49,1 % correspondeu a chuvas do padrão avançado, 28,9 % a chuvas do padrão intermediário e 22,1 % a chuvas do padrão atrasado. O método da distribuição extrema tipo I foi adequado para obter as curvas de intensidade-duração-frequência. Os períodos de retorno da chuva podem ser calculados por meio das equações, utilizando os valores dos parâmetros encontrados, ou pelos gráficos das curvas de intensidade-duração-frequência.Specific rainfall characteristics vary among regions and their erosion potential must be known for the planning of agricultural and civil engineering activities. For Rio Grande (RS, Brazil, the erosivity and relationships with the precipitation and rainfall coefficient, rainfall hydrologic patterns and return period were determined based on rainfall data of 23 years. For each erosive rainfall the segments of the rainfall chart with the same intensity were separated together and the data registered in worksheets. The mean monthly and annual rainfall erosivity, the EI30 index in the International System of Units and the rainfall patterns were estimated using software Chuveros. The mean monthly values of precipitation and erosivity index were expressed as percentage of the mean annual values of these variables, resulting in the curve of accumulated distribution of precipitation and erosivity index in function of time. The rainfall coefficient (Rc was calculated. Pearson correlations and linear regressions between the erosivity index EI30 and the mean annual values of precipitation and rainfall coefficient were calculated. The rainfall return period was calculated for 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 years. The mean annual value of EI30 was 5135 MJ mm ha-1 h-1, which is to be used as "R" Factor in the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE for Rio Grande and surrounding regions with similar climatic conditions. The regression equations for EI30 and precipitation and rainfall

  19. Gray Water Footprint of Pigs Slaughtered in Corede Serra/RS - Brazil

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    Sofia Helena Zanella Carra

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The pig activity, as well as other livestock activities, is directly dependent on natural resources and therefore the lack of knowledge about the impact on water resources in the cattle industry could compromise the sector's growth. In this context, the water footprint comes as a comprehensive indicator of water use that evaluates which is the fuel used, directly or indirectly, to produce a particular product throughout the supply chain. In this context, this study aimed to evaluate the gray water footprint for pigs slaughtered in 2014 in Corede Serra/RS, in the confinement process. The gray water footprint in Corede Serra was 0.1346 km3. The municipalities of Parai (0.0142 km3, Nova Prata (0.0133 km3 and Serafina Correa (0.0103 km3 showed the largest footprints while the municipalities of São Marcos (0.00001 km3 and Bento Gonçalves (0.00002 km3 presented the smallest footprints. Because of the concentration of phosphorus in pig manure have presented a significant value (1.65 kg animal year-1 when evaluated under the total number of animals slaughtered in each municipality and considering the phosphorus concentration provided for in Conama Resolution n° 357/05, the demand is observed a large volume of water to phosphorus load assimilation. The gray water footprint can be reduced through the use of more efficient technologies for processing of manure, so that phosphorus is removed or reduced to low concentrations.

  20. Phytosociology of a coastal peat forest of the Toto Beach, Municipality of Pelotas, RS, Brazil

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    Tiago Schuch Lemos Venzke

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Floristic composition and structure of the tree component were analyzed in a coastal peat forest of the Toto Beach, located in the southern region of Lagoa dos Patos (31º43’39”S e 52º12’04”W. The phytosociological sampling was conducted on a sample area of 0.1 ha. All trees with DBH ≥ 4.8 cm were included. The species richness found was equivalent to 23 species distributed in 20 genera and 15 families. Two endangered species were sampled. The total tree density estimated for one hectare was equivalent to 3,480 trees. The most important species in the forest structure were Ocotea sp., Myrcia multiflora, Psidium cattleyanum, Ocotea pulchella, Myrsine lorentziana, Citharexyllum myrianthum, Ilex dumosa, Syagrus romanzoffiana, Guapira opposita and Sebastiania brasiliensis. The species diversity estimated by the Shannon index was 2,174 nats.ind.-1 and evenness (J was 0.684. The forest structure, number of taxa and diversity are similar to other surveys carried out in swamp forests of southern and southeastern Brazil. These parameters must be considered in the environmental licensing and ecological restoration projects of this forest type.

  1. Biochronostratigraphy and paleoenvironment analysis of Neogene deposits from the Pelotas Basin (well 2-TG-96-RS, Southernmost Brazil

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    WAGNER G. SILVA

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the integration of micropaleontological (palynology and foraminifera and isotopic (87Sr/86Sr analysis of a selected interval from the well 2-TG-96-RS, drilled on the onshore portion of the Pelotas Basin, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. A total of eight samples of the section between 140.20 and 73.50 m in depth was selected for palynological analysis, revealing diversified and abundant palynomorph associations. Species of spores, pollen grains and dinoflagellate cysts are the most common palynomorphs found. Planktic and benthic calcareous foraminifera were recovered from the lowest two levels of the section (140.20 and 134.30 m. Based on the stratigraphic range of the species of dinoflagellate cysts and sporomorphs, a span age from Late Miocene to Early Pliocene is assigned. The relative age obtained from the 87Sr/86Sr ratio in shells of calcareous foraminifers indicates a Late Miocene (Messinian correspondence, corroborating the biostratigraphic positioning performed with palynomorphs. Paleoenvironmental interpretations based on the quantitative distribution of organic components (palynomorphs, phytoclasts and amorphous organic matter throughout the section and on foraminiferal associations indicate a shallow marine depositional environment for the section. Two palynologicals intervals were recognized based on palynofacies analysis, related to middle to outer shelf (140.20 to 128.90 m and inner shelf (115.75 to 73.50 m conditions.

  2. Sporothrix schenckii in a hospital and home environment in the city of Pelotas/RS - Brazil

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    Antonella S. Mattei

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This study describes the isolation of S. schenckii in hospital and home environments in Brazil. Samples were collected from surfaces of a veterinary service place and at home. S. schenckii was detected in 1.5% of the samples from the hospital environment. However, this fungus was isolated from all sampled areas in home environments. The isolation of S. schenckii deonstrates that these surfaces could act as infection sources to anials and huans. Therefore, employees and pet owners could be exposed to this agent, and the contamination, through surfaces, could occur through the traumatic inoculation of the fungus or by direct contact with pre-existing lesions.Esse estudo descreve o isolamento de S. schenckii em ambiente hospitalar e domiciliar, no Brasil. Foram colhidas amostras de superfície de local de atendimento veterinário e ambiente domiciliar. S. schenckii foi isolado em 1,5% das amostras do ambiente hospitalar. Entretanto, esse fungo foi isolado em todas as amostras do ambiente domiciliar. O isolamento do S. schenckii demonstra a importância dessas superfícies atuarem como fontes de infecção para animais e humanos. Portanto, funcionários e proprietários de animais de estimação estariam expostos a esse agente e a contaminação, através das superfícies, poderia ocorrer pela inoculação traumática do fungo ou pelo contato direto com lesões pré-existentes.

  3. Age and gender as risk factors for the transmission of HIV in a sample of drug users of Porto Alegre, Brazil Idade e gênero como fatores de risco para a transmissão do HIV em uma amostra de usuários de drogas, Porto Alegre, Brasil

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    Raquel De Boni

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To verify the association between age and gender regarding HIV seropositivity in drug users who seek public health centers in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Methods: The authors designed a cross-sectional study with a convenience sampling of 695 men and women aged above 15, who reported recent drug use and risk behaviors to HIV exposure. We used a standard questionnaire (CRA, Brazilian version of the RAB, Risk Assessment Battery to assess risk behaviors and we collected blood for HIV testing. Results: Most individuals were males (75,8%, with a mean age of 29.4 years, less than seven years of schooling (42,4%, and family income equal or superior to four minimum wages (46%. There was no significant association between gender and seropositivity. Multivariate analyses showed that individuals aged above 30 had a three-fold increased odds of being seropositive over subjects aged 20 or less. Intravenous drug users who had been using drugs since 1980 had five-fold odds of seropositivity and those who had been using them in the month prior to the interview had four-fold odds. Discussion: Subjects aged more than 30 showed higher odds of seropositivity than the younger group. This is possibly due to a higher use of intravenous cocaine and to having more risk behaviors along their lifetime. There was no difference in seropositivity between genders, what differs from current data of other studies, if we take into consideration that rates of populational seropositivity among women have increased, mostly among drug users, who are, therefore, at 'double risk'. The development of further studies is mandatory in order to assess gender and age as risk factors for seropositivity, whether to confirm or to deny these findings, and to plan specific strategies for high-risk groups.Objetivo: Verificar se idade e gênero estão relacionados à soropositividade para HIV em usuários de drogas que procuram centros de atendimento em saúde de Porto Alegre. Método: Estudo

  4. Demanda hídrica e coeficientes de cultura (Kc para macieiras em Vacaria, RS Water requirement and crop coefficients (Kc for apple trees in Vacaria, RS, Brazil

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    Marco Antônio Fonseca Conceição

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho foi determinar a demanda hídrica e os coeficientes de cultura (Kc para macieiras cultivadas na região de Vacaria, RS. O trabalho foi desenvolvido na Estação Experimental de Fruticultura Temperada (EEFT da Embrapa Uva e Vinho, localizada em Vacaria, RS, em plantas da cultivar 'Royal Gala' (Malus domestica sobre porta-enxerto M9. Foram determinados os valores do potencial matricial da água no solo, empregando-se tensiômetros de punção. Com base nesses valores, determinou-se a umidade volumétrica e o balanço hídrico mensal. O consumo hídrico da cultura variou entre 0,3mm dia-1 a 4,5mm dia-1, com média de 1,9mm dia-1. O coeficiente da cultura (Kc apresentou tendência quadrática, variando entre 0,19 e 0,88, com média igual a 0,58.The objective of this study was to determine the water requirement and the crop coefficients (Kc values for apple trees cultivated in Vacaria, RS. The study was conducted at the Experimental Station of Temperate Fruits (EEFT of Embrapa Grape and Wine, located in Vacaria, RS, in plants of the cultivar 'Royal Gala' (Malus domestica on the rootstock M9. The soil water matric potential values, that were determined employing tensiometers, were used to obtain the soil moisture and the monthly soil water balance. The water consumption of the culture ranged from 0.3mm day-1 to 4.5mm day-1, with an average of 1.9mm day-1. The crop coefficient (Kc presented a quadratic trend, ranging between 0.19 and 0.88, with mean value of 0.58.

  5. Caracterização de matérias-primas cerâmicas do Vale do Rio Caí Characterization of ceramic raw materials from the Caí River Valley, RS, Brazil

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    J. E. Zorzi

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem como objetivo a caracterização química e mineralógica de matérias-primas argilosas utilizadas pelas indústrias cerâmicas do Vale do Rio Caí, RS. Essa região, situada entre Porto Alegre e a Serra Gaúcha, é o maior centro produtor cerâmico para construção civil do estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Apesar da importância da indústria cerâmica para a economia local e do Estado, a grande maioria das argilas disponíveis para consumo nunca foi caracterizada satisfatoriamente e não existem dados técnicos e científicos que possam orientar tanto a correta exploração das jazidas quanto o desenvolvimento de produtos cerâmicos de maior valor agregado. Neste trabalho foram feitas análises por fluorescência e difração de raios X das principais argilas utilizadas pela indústria cerâmica da região. De acordo com o método de análise hierárquica de agrupamentos e tendo como base a composição química das amostras, foram identificados três grupos de matérias-primas: argilas residuais (ou primárias e dois grupos de argilas transportadas (ou secundárias. A diferenciação das matérias-primas em grupos se manifesta também na composição de fases das amostras, tal como determinada por difração de raios X e análise racional.This work aims to characterize the chemistry and mineralogy of clay raw materials used in the heavy clay industry of the Caí River Valley, in southern Brazil. This region lies between Porto Alegre and Serra Gaúcha and is regarded as the major production center of brick and tiles in the Rio Grande do Sul. Despite the importance of this activity for both the local and state economy, the vast majority of clay raw materials have never been satisfactorily characterized, so there is not adequate data to guide its correct exploitation or to allow the development of ceramic products of higher quality. In this work X-ray fluorescence and diffraction were applied to analyze the clays largely used by

  6. Factors related to the use of dental services among adolescents from Gravataí, RS, Brazil, in 2005

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    Rosane Silvia Davoglio

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Access to health services, including those for oral health, depends upon socioeconomic, environmental and individual factors. Moreover, cultural and lifestyle differences also influence the degree to which services are sought. Objective: This study aimed to assess factors associated with the use of dental services among adolescents in the 7th grade of public primary schools from the city of Gravataí, RS, Brazil, in 2005. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was carried out. Data were collected in schools through self-administered questionnaires evaluating demographic, socioeconomic and psychosocial factors, lifestyle, oral health habits and behaviors of 1,170 adolescents, using the Global School-Based Student Health Survey, International Physical Activity Questionnaire and Body Shape Questionnaire. Data analysis was carried out by means of Cox regression modified for cross-sectional studies, using the STATA 6.0 software. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed from a hierarchical conceptual model supported by the literature on hierarchical models. Results: The use of dental services was less frequent among those who reported concern with body image and involvement in fights; those whose parents did not know where they were in their leisure time, those who brushed their teeth less than twice a day, those who did not use dental floss daily, those who reported seeking dental services for curative treatment and those with a lower socioeconomic status. Conclusions: The results suggest that the use of dental services by adolescents depends upon the interaction of psychosocial and individual factors as well as the family context.

  7. Evaluation of chromosome aberration frequency instable in individual groups residents at the municipality of Monte Alegre, Para, Brazil, exposed to radon; Avaliacao da frequencia de aberracoes cromossomicas instaveis em grupos de individuos residentes no municipio de Monte Alegre - PA expostos diferencialmente ao radonio

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    Yunes, Samira Nogarol

    2010-07-01

    The municipality of Monte Alegre is a region that presents natural radiation high due to the presence of the radionuclide uranium ({sup 238}U) in its soil, which through its decay gives rise to element Rn, a gas. The radioactivity of the rocks has become a problem for the population of Monte Alegre, from the moment when the radioactive material began to be used in the construction of houses and paving of streets. Among all bio markers related to environmental exposures and its biological effects, the chromosomal aberrations are considered good bio markers as predictors of the risk of cancer. Studies suggest that the frequency of chromosomal aberrations may be related to the genetic instability individual and/or exposure to ionizing radiation. Our work aimed to evaluate the frequency of chromosomal aberrations in individuals in the region of high natural radioactivity in Monte Alegre-PA. As well as to correlate the cytogenetic analysis made in this study with the results of analysis of frequency of polymorphisms of genes of DNA repair carried out in another study that resulted in other dissertation. In accordance with the distribution of the data obtained in characterizing environmental radiological and in the calculation of dose, were chosen residents of homes with more and less exposure to radiation. The samples of peripheral blood of 85 individuals of the resident population of the region of Monte Alegre - PA were collected and examine provided two slides for individual was performed to verify the quality of the sample. Through this evaluation we decide that 33% of the material collected, or is, samples of 28 individuals were in suitable conditions for analysis of the frequency of chromosomal aberrations. After the collections lymphocytes present in the sample were cultivated in accordance with the methodology proposed for obtaining of cells in metaphase. were analyzed 6,177 metaphases of 28 individuals among which were found dicentric chromosomes 4 and 19

  8. Acesso e acolhimento aos usuários em uma unidade de saúde de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Health care access and receptivity to users in a unit in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Donatela Dourado Ramos; Maria Alice Dias da Silva Lima

    2003-01-01

    Aborda-se a visão dos usuários sobre fatores que influenciam a qualidade do atendimento em uma unidade de saúde de Porto Alegre, relativos a acesso e a acolhimento. Os dados, coletados através de entrevista semi-estruturada e observação participante, foram tratados mediante análise temática. Os resultados mostram facilidades e dificuldades de acesso geográfico, econômico e funcional. A organização do serviço e a competência profissional determinaram facilidades com relação ao acolhimento, lev...

  9. Plantas hospedeiras de lepidópteros minadores em pomar de citros em Montenegro-RS Host plants of lepidoptera leafminers in citrus orchard in Montenegro- RS, Brazil

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    Janaína Pereira dos Santos

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivos verificar e identificar lepidópteros minadores em plantas de crescimento espontâneo, presentes em pomar de citros, e verificar se o "minador-das-folhas-dos-citros", Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidóptera: Gracillariidae, ocorre nessas plantas espontâneas. O trabalho foi conduzido em um pomar de tangoreiro 'Murcott', em Montenegro- RS. Realizaram-se amostragens quinzenais, de maio de 2003 a maio de 2004, coletando-se, em cada ocasião, todas as plantas e/ou ramos com minas, contidas na área delimitada por um aro de 0,28 m2, que era jogado nas linhas e nas entrelinhas de 30 árvores sorteadas. As plantas hospedeiras dos minadores foram coletadas para identificação. Registraram-se 11 espécies de lepidópteros minadores, distribuídas em seis famílias, coletadas em 15 espécies de plantas hospedeiras de nove famílias botânicas. A comunidade de plantas de crescimento espontâneo, na área amostrada, hospedou uma vasta diversidade de lepidópteros minadores, incluindo até possíveis novas famílias, porém não hospedaram P. citrella.This study aimed to verify and to identify Lepidopterous leafminers in plants of spontaneous growth present in citrus orchard and to verify the occurrence of "citrus leafminer", Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae, on those plants of spontaneous growth. The work was conducted in Montenegro, RS, in a tangor 'Murcott' hybrid orchard. Samplings were taken every fortnightly, from May, 2003 to May, 2004, collecting in each occasion all plants and or branches with mines found in a area delimited by an 0.28 m² arch thrown in the lines and between lines of 30 randomly chosen trees. The host plants of the leafminers were collected for identification. Eleven species of Lepidoptera leafminers were found distributed in six families, collected in 15 species of host plants of nine botanical families. The community of plants of spontaneous growth in the studied area hosted a

  10. Borrelia theileri: observação em carrapatos do gênero Boophilus microplus no município de Guaíba, RS, Brasil Borrelia theileri: observation on Boophilus microplus ticks in Guaiba, RS, Brazil

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    João Ricardo Martins

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    Full Text Available Espiroquetas da espécie Borrelia theileri identificadas em uma estirpe de carrapatos Boophilus microplus provenientes do município de Guaíba, RS. A observação ocorreu no exame de hemolinfa de fêmeas adultas com 10 dias pós-repleçâo, corada por Giemsa. Não foram observadas espiroquetas em ovos provenientes de teleóginas infectadas. A detecção da estirpe infectada sugere a presença de borreliose em rebanhos bovinos, fato que eventualmente pode interferir em resultados de diagnóstico ou tornar-se motivo de preocupação em produtos derivados de sangue bovino tais como vacinas vivas contra anaplasmose e babesiose bovina.Spirochetes of species Borrelia theileri were identifica in afield-strain of the caule tick Boophilus microplus, in Guaíba, RS, Brazil. Hemolymph smears from females 10 days post-repletion were collected by gentty section of the tarsal-metatarsaijoint, and dropped onto a microscope slide, and stained by Giemsa. No spirochetes were observed in eggs squashed and stained by Giemsa from the same infected strain. The detection of B. microplus adult females infected with Borrelia theileri suggesfs the likely presence of borreliosis in bovine heras what might eventually interfere with the interpretation of diagnosis results or become cause for concern in blood products such as anaplasmosis and babesiosis live vaccines.

  11. Trabalho voluntário, características demográficas, socioeconômicas e autopercepção da saúde de idosos de Porto Alegre Trabajo voluntario, características demográficas, socioeconómicas y autopercepción de la salud de ancianos en Porto Alegre (Brasil Voluntary work, demographic, social and economic features and health self-perception by elderly people from Porto Alegre (Brazil

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    Luccas Melo de Souza

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    Full Text Available Trata-se de um estudo transversal e comparativo, que objetivou descrever as características demográficas, socioeconômicas e de saúde de idosos que realizam trabalho voluntário em uma Organização Não Governamental de Porto Alegre, e investigar a influência do trabalho voluntário e suas características sobre a autopercepção da saúde desse grupo de idosos, comparando-o com um grupo pareado de idosos que não realizam trabalho voluntário. Verificou-se, por meio de entrevistas, que 87,4% dos idosos voluntários eram mulheres, com ensino médio completo, renda própria e adeptos a práticas religiosas e de saúde. Quando comparados os dados dos grupos de idosos voluntários e não-voluntários, foi mais frequente o relato de autopercepção da saúde ótima nos voluntários (30,5% versus 6,1%, p=0,054. Pela análise multivariada, realizar trabalho voluntário e possuir um número menor de doenças influenciaram a autopercepção positiva da saúde (pSe trata de un estudio transversal, comparativo, que apuntó a describir las características demográficas, socioeconómicas y de salud de ancianos que realizan trabajo voluntario en una Organización No Gubernamental de Porto Alegre (Brasil, e investigar la influencia del trabajo voluntario de tales características en la autopercepción de la salud de ese grupo de ancianos, comparándolo con un grupo testigo de ancianos que no realizan trabajo voluntario. Se verificó a través de entrevistas que el 87,4% de los ancianos voluntarios son mujeres, con enseñanza media completa, renta propia y adeptos a prácticas religiosas y de salud. Realizada la comparación de los datos obtenidos con los correspondientes al grupo testigo de no voluntarios, fue más frecuente el relato de autopercepción de salud óptima en los voluntarios (30,5% vs 6,1%, p=0,054. De acuerdo al análisis multivariado, realizar trabajo voluntario y poseer un número menor de enfermedades influenciaron la autopercepci

  12. Prevalência de sintomas de asma e tratamento de crianças e adolescentes de 2 a 14 anos no Campus Aproximado da PUCRS Prevalence of asthma symptoms and treatment of children and adolescents from 2 to 14 years of age in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Brasília Itália C. S. Ache

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Nas últimas décadas tem havido aumento da prevalência da asma. OBJETIVO: Determinar a prevalência de sintomas de asma em crianças e adolescentes de 2 a 14 anos em Porto Alegre (RS, relacionando-a com o perfil socioeconômico, tratamento e hábito de fumar intradomiciliar. MÉTODO: Estudo transversal em que foram entrevistadas todas as famílias atendidas em junho de 2000. RESULTADOS: A prevalência de sintomas de asma foi de 49,5%. Em 66,8% das famílias a renda era inferior a quatro salários mínimos e em mais de 50% a escolaridade materna e paterna era menor que cinco anos. Em 98,5% não havia utilização de tratamento preventivo para asma. Nas 174 famílias estudadas 38,7% das mães, 43,7% dos pais e 32,7% de ambos eram fumantes. Houve associação entre as seguintes variáveis: exposição ao fumo intradomiciliar e número de crises de asma no último ano (p = 0,02; RR = 2,9; IC: 1,1 - 4,5; escolaridade materna e número de crises no último ano (p = 0,03; RR = 2,03; IC: 1,01 - 4,19; aglomeração e número de crises no último ano entre as crianças expostas ao fumo (p = 0,04; RR = 2,7; IC: 1,4 - 5,1; hospitalização e número de crises no último ano (p = 0,004; RR = 1,46; IC: 1,15 -1,86; hospitalização e aglomeração (p = 0,03; RR = 1,47; IC: 1,15 -1,86. Nos menores de cinco anos, houve associação entre fumo materno e número de crises no último ano (p = 0,03; RR = 1,79; IC: 1,04 - 3,08. CONCLUSÃO: A prevalência de sintomas de asma foi alta. A comunidade estudada é limitada do ponto de vista socioeconômico e não trata adequadamente a enfermidade, o que demonstra necessidade de atendimento priorizado, normatizado e com insumos e processos avaliativos para controle da doença.BACKGROUND: In recent decades, the prevalence of asthma has increased. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of asthma symptoms in children and adolescents from 2 to 14 years of age living in Porto Alegre (in the state of Rio Grande

  13. Caracterização das queimadas acidentais em campo, no Município de Santa Maria-RS Characterization of accidental field burns in the county of Santa Maria - RS, Brazil

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    Luciane Flores Jacobi

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    Full Text Available Neste trabalho o objetivo foi realizar um estudo de queimadas acidentais em campo, foi para identificar, caracterizar e localizar lugares de maior ocorrência dessas na cidade de Santa Maria-RS, com intuito de auxiliar no planejamento e controle de incêndios. A variável de interesse foi o número de chamadas recebidas, por dia, pelo Corpo de Bombeiros de Santa Maria, no período de 1° de janeiro de 1993 a 31 de dezembro de 2004. Verificou-se que, em média, o Corpo de Bombeiros recebeu 1,81 chamadas diárias; que antes da ocorrência de uma chamada não chovia, em média, há quatro dias; a grande maioria ocorreu no período da tarde e às margens das rodovias que circundam a cidade, principalmente, na RS 287, rodovia com margens pouco habitadas. O mês em que ocorreu o maior número de chamadas ao Corpo de Bombeiros foi agosto, sendo o ano de 1999, o que acumulou maior ocorrência de queimadas. Além disso, o número de chamadas distribui-se uniformemente nos dias da semana. As margens das rodovias e os bairros Distrito Industrial, Medianeira, Itararé, Tomazzetti e Parque Pinheiro Machado foram as áreas com maiores chances de ocorrência de queimadas.The objetive of this research was to conduct a study on accidental field burns in the county of Santa Maria-RS, Brazil to identify and characterize sites where they most frequently occur with the objective of helping in the planning and controlling of those burns. The variable of interest was the number of daily calls received by the Santa Maria Fire Department, from January 1st 1993 to December 31st 2004. It was observed that the Fire Department received on average 1.81 daily calls; that the calls were followed by a dry period of four days, on average; and most calls occurred during the afternoon and alongside the almost unhabited RS 287 highway. The month with the highest number of calls was August, and the year 1999 presented the highest occurrence number of field burns. Finally, the number

  14. Determination of the frequency of polymorphisms in genes related to the genome stability maintenance of the population residing at Monte Alegre, PA (Brazil) municipality; Determinacao da frequencia de polimorfismos em genes relacionados a manutencao da estabilidade do genoma na populacao residente no municipio de Monte Alegre, PA

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    Hozumi, Cristiny Gomes

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    The human exposure to ionizing radiation coming from natural sources is an inherent feature of human life on earth, for man and all living things have always been exposed to these sources. Ionizing radiation is a known genotoxic agent which can affect the genomic stability and genes related to DNA repair may play a role when they have committed certain polymorphism. This study aimed to analyze the frequency of polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes of DNA repair and cell cycle control: hOGG1 (Ser326Cys), XRCC3 (Thr241 Met) and p53 (Arg72Pro) in saliva samples from a population located Monte Alegre, state of Para were collected in August 2008 and 40 samples of men and 46 samples of women, adding a total of 86 samples. By RFLP was determined the frequency of homozygous genotypes and / or heterozygous for polymorphic genes. The I)OGG1 gene was 5% of the allele 326Cys, XRCC3 gene found about 21 % of the allele 241 Met and p53 gene showed 40.8% of the 72Pro allele. And the genotype frequencies of individuals for the three genes were 91.04%, 88.06% and 59.7% for homozygous wild genotype, 5.97%, 11.94% and 22.39% for heterozygote genotype and 2,99%, zero and 17:91% for homozygous polymorphic hOGG1 genes respectively, XRCC3, p53. These values are similar to those found in previous studies. The influence of these polymorphisms, which are involved in DNA repair and consequent genotoxicity induced by radiation depends on dose and exposure factors such as smoking, which is statistically a factor in public health surveillance in the region. This study gathered information and molecular epidemiology in Monte Alegre, that help to characterization of local population. (author)

  15. MAPPING OF SPACIAL DISTRIBUTION AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL ZONING STONE-CUT’S EXTRACTION ON PARAÍ-RS, BRAzIL

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    Régis Pereira Waskow

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    Full Text Available The mining activities have a large environmental influence on areas direct and indirectly affected by this activity. The Permanent Protection Areas (APPs noteworthy in terms of degradation from mine extraction. Among the acid rocks that compose the geology of Paraí-RS, the lower acid section shows horizontal structure failed where the rock slabs are extracted to produce stone-cut. Initially, the mining activity areas were bounded by Google Earth on Paraí-RS. After that, a new bound was proposed for the lower acid section. The APPs were bounded according to the National Forest Code of 2012. Finally, the zoning of the lower acid section was defined with feasible exploration, excluding the APPs overlapping the areas. The basalt mining activity represents about 1% of the territory of the Paraí-RS. Slightly more than half of this activity was in areas with Title Mining of National Department of Mineral Production (DNPM. Paraí-RS area is covered by 22% of APPs. Slightly more than 15 hectares of these areas were degraded by mining activities. The feasible areas for mining activities exploration represent about 13% of the Paraí-RS territory.

  16. Surto de dictiocaulose em bovinos no município de Santa Maria, RS, Brasil Outbreak of dictyocaulosis in cattle in Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

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    Marcia Cristina da Silva

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Uma doença respiratória com morbidade de 7,1% e letalidade de 13,3% foi diagnosticada em terneiros de corte de 5 a 7 meses de idade na região central do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Clinicamente, os bovinos apresentavam anorexia, perda de peso, tosse, taquipnéia, dispnéia, respiração abdominal e secreção nasal serosa. Lesões de necropsia observadas em dois terneiros incluíam acentuado edema pulmonar, enfisema e atelectasia pulmonares associados a nematódeos filiformes intra-bronquiais, com 8 a 10 cm de comprimento, morfologicamente compatíveis com Dictyocaulus viviparus. Histologicamente havia broncopneumonia fibrinosupurativa, peribronquite e peribronquiolite linfo-histioplasmocitária, hiperplasia do epitélio brônquico, bronquiolite obliterante e hiperplasia de pneumócitos tipo II. No interior dos brônquios e bronquíolos, observaram-se muitos exemplares adultos de D. viviparus. Nos alvéolos, ovos e larvas cercados por numerosos eosinófilos e poucas células gigantes multinucleadas também foram encontrados.A respiratory disease with morbidity and lethality rates respectively of 7.1% and 13.3% was diagnosed in 5-7 month-old beef calves from the central region of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Clinical signs included anorexia, loss of weight, cough, tachypnea, dyspnea, abdominal respiration, and serous nasal discharge. Gross lesions found in the necropsy of two affected calves included pulmonary changes such as edema, emphysema and atelectasis which were associated with 8-10cm long, filiform nematodes with morphology compatible with Dictyocaulus viviparus within the bronchi. Histologically there were fibrinosuppurative bronchopneumonia, lympho-histiocytic and plasmacytic peribronchitis and peribronchiolitis, bronchiolitis obliterans and type II pneumocyte hyperplasia. Within bronchi and bronchioli lumina there were numerous adult specimens of D. viviparus. Within alveoli there were numerous eggs and larvae of this nematode

  17. Frequency of geohelminths in public squares in Pelotas, RS, Brazil Frequência de geohelmintos em praças públicas de Pelotas, RS, Brasil

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    Micaele Quintana de Moura

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    Full Text Available The frequency of parasitic contamination of public areas in the municipality of Pelotas, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, was studied between June 2010 and May 2011, when soil samples were collected from eight city squares. Out of 400 samples submitted to centrifugal floatation technique in solution of sodium dichromate with density of 1.35, 176 (44% proved positive for at least one parasite; 29 (16.5% samples were multi-infested. The results showed that there was a significant soil contamination rate in all the parks included in the study. The positivity rate was higher for hookworms eggs (13.5% and Toxocara eggs (8.8%; Trichuris, Ascaris and Capillaria eggs were also detected. This study shows the risks to which the population is exposed in relation to zoonotic geohelminths, and suggests that sanitation and health education measures should be implemented in the municipality.A frequência de contaminação parasitária de áreas públicas de Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, foi avaliada entre junho de 2010 e maio de 2011, com coletas mensais de amostras de solo de oito praças. Das 400 amostras submetidas à técnica de centrífugo-flutuação em solução de dicromato de sódio com densidade de 1,35, 176 (44% apresentaram pelo menos uma forma parasitária e, das amostras positivas, 29 (16,5% estavam poliparasitadas. Os resultados demonstraram relevante índice de contaminação do solo em todas as praças avaliadas, com maiores índices de positividade para ovos de ancilostomídeos (13,5% e ovos de Toxocara (8,8%, sendo também identificados ovos de Trichuris, Ascaris e Capillaria. O estudo demonstrou a contaminação ambiental de praças públicas e os riscos a que a população está exposta em relação a doenças causadas por geoparasitos zoonóticos e sugere que medidas de saneamento e educação em saúde devem ser implementadas no município.

  18. A negociação do sexo seguro na TV: discursos de gênero nas falas de agentes comunitárias de saúde do Programa Saúde da Família de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Safe sex negotiation on TV: gender discourses among female community health workers under the Family Health Program in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Dora Lúcia Leidens Correa de Oliveira

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available O artigo analisa, com base numa pesquisa realizada no ano de 2003, o entendimento de agentes comunitárias de saúde do Programa Saúde da Família de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, sobre a noção de "negociação de sexo seguro" veiculada nas campanhas de prevenção à AIDS que são endereçados às mulheres. A pesquisa tinha como foco de análise alguns dos anúncios televisivos que integraram as campanhas implementadas pelo Ministério da Saúde no Brasil, no período de 1994 a 2000. A análise foi informada pelas vertentes dos estudos feministas e culturais que se aproximam da perspectiva pós-estruturalista de Michel Foucault e tinha como objetivo produzir subsídios para uma leitura crítica desse tipo de estratégia educativa para a prevenção da AIDS, em especial no que se refere às relações de gênero ali representadas. A análise das informações sugere que os conhecimentos e práticas que circunscrevem o discurso da negociação do sexo seguro incorporam, re-produzem ou veiculam representações hegemônicas de masculinidade e feminilidade e que estas diferenciam e hierarquizam mulheres em relação aos homens e/ou diferenciam mulheres de outras mulheres, produzindo e/ou reforçando preconceitos e desigualdades.This paper analyzes the understanding among female community health workers in the Family Health Program in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, concerning the notion of safe sex negotiation promoted by the Brazilian government in AIDS prevention campaigns targeting women. The paper is based on empirical data gathered in 2003. The study focused on TV advertisements used in campaigns by the Brazilian Ministry of Health from 1994 to 2000. The analytical approach was informed by feminist and cultural studies, taken from a post-structuralist and Foucauldian perspective. The research aimed to produce knowledge to support a critical reading of such education for HIV/AIDS prevention, especially concerning

  19. Avaliação da presença de microrganismos indicadores higiênico-sanitários em alimentos servidos em escolas públicas de Porto Alegre, Brasil Evaluation of the presence of hygienic and sanitary indicator microorganisms in food served in public schools in Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Marisa Ribeiro de Itapema Cardoso

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    Full Text Available Este estudo tem por objetivo avaliar a presença de microrganismos indicadores higiênico-sanitários em amostras de alimentos servidos em escolas públicas de Porto Alegre. Foram analisados todos os alimentos servidos na refeição do turno da visita, quanto à presença de Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus coagulase positiva, Salmonella sp. e Shigella sp. No total de 196 alimentos analisados de 120 escolas, 4 apresentavam contagem de Escherichia coli acima do permitido e dois tinham a presença de Staphylococcus coagulase positiva. Os gêneros Shigella e Salmonella não foram encontrados. Foi observado que a maioria das escolas estudadas servia alimentos dentro de padrões higiênico-sanitários adequados. Foi evidenciado que somente escolas municipais contavam com a orientação de responsável técnico pela alimentação escolar. Das escolas estaduais 60% nunca haviam recebido visita de nutricionista nas quais foram encontrados procedimentos em desacordo com as exigências da legislação. Na maioria das escolas, os alimentos servidos estavam dentro de padrões adequados, porém os problemas detectados demonstram a necessidade da implantação das Boas Práticas no ambiente escolar.The objective of this study was to evaluate the presence of hygienic and sanitary indicator microorganisms in samples of food served in public schools in Porto Alegre. All the food served in the meal of the session visited was analyzed for Escherichia coli, coagulase-positive Staphylococcus, Salmonella sp. and Shigella sp. Of the total of 196 food products analyzed in 120 schools, 4 contained and Escherichia coli score above the permitted level, and 2 contained coagulase-positive Staphylococcus. Neither Shigella nor Salmonella genus were detected. In the majority of schools studied, it was found that food was of an adequate hygienic-sanitary standard. However, only municipal schools had the supervision of a technician responsible for school food. In the state

  20. Acesso e acolhimento aos usuários em uma unidade de saúde de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Health care access and receptivity to users in a unit in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Donatela Dourado Ramos

    2003-02-01

    Full Text Available Aborda-se a visão dos usuários sobre fatores que influenciam a qualidade do atendimento em uma unidade de saúde de Porto Alegre, relativos a acesso e a acolhimento. Os dados, coletados através de entrevista semi-estruturada e observação participante, foram tratados mediante análise temática. Os resultados mostram facilidades e dificuldades de acesso geográfico, econômico e funcional. A organização do serviço e a competência profissional determinaram facilidades com relação ao acolhimento, levando à satisfação dos usuários. Má recepção e desempenho profissional insatisfatório foram dificuldades identificadas. Concluiu-se pela necessidade de aumento de profissionais, capacitação para o acolhimento, implantação de modalidade complementar de atendimento odontológico, antecipação da abertura do prédio para marcação de consultas e priorização de atendimento aos moradores da área de atuação.This study focuses on users' views of factors influencing quality of care at a health care unit in the city of Porto Alegre, relating to access and receptivity. The data were collected using a semi-structured interview and participatory observation and treated using thematic analysis. The results compare ease and difficulties in geographic, economic, and functional access. Organization of services and professional competency were determinant factors in ease of reception, leading to user satisfaction. Poor reception and unsatisfactory professional performance were identified as difficulties. The study concluded that there is a need to increase the professional staff, train them in receiving users, implement a complementary modality for dental care, open the facility earlier for scheduling appointments, and prioritize care for residents of the catchment area.

  1. Crescimento populacional, ocupação e desemprego dos jovens: a experiência recente da Região Metropolitana de Porto Alegre Population growth, labor by youth and unemployment: the recent experience of the Metropolitan Area of Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Raul Luís Assumpção Bastos

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo investiga o quanto o tamanho relativo da população juvenil na Região Metropolitana de Porto Alegre (RMPA afetou a ocupação e o desemprego desse segmento no período 1993-2004. Esta questão ganha relevância no presente tanto pelo fato de que diversos estudos têm apontado a ocorrência do fenômeno de uma onda jovem nas principais regiões metropolitanas do país, nos anos 90, quanto pela correlata observação de uma tendência à elevação do desemprego entre os jovens no período. Assim, primeiramente, é feita uma síntese dos argumentos a respeito dos efeitos do tamanho relativo da coorte juvenil sobre a situação deste grupo populacional no mercado de trabalho. Em seguida, identificam-se as principais tendências da população e da força de trabalho juvenil no mercado de trabalho da RMPA, bem como se estimam os efeitos do tamanho relativo da coorte juvenil sobre a ocupação e o desemprego desse grupo populacional.This article studies to what extent the relative size of the young population in the Metropolitan Area of Porto Alegre (RMPA affected employment and unemployment of this group between 1993 and 2004. This question has taken on considerable importance, based on two different factors. The first is the fact that a number of studies have indicated the occurrence of the phenomenon of a wave of youth in the largest metropolitan areas in the country during the 1990s. Secondly, the concomitant trend toward higher unemployment among youth during this same period. The article is organized in the following way: after the Introduction, Section 2 presents a synthesis of the arguments regarding the effects of the relative size of the cohort of youth on the situation of this group in the labor market. Section 3 identifies the main trends of the younger population within the labor market in the RMPA and estimates the effects of the relative size of this cohort on the employment and unemployment of this population group

  2. O gênero Phacus (Euglenophyceae em lago urbano subtropical, no Jardim Botânico de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil The genus Phacus (Euglenophyceae, in a subtropical urban lake, in the Jardim Botânico of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Sandra Maria Alves-da-Silva

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta o gênero Phacus Duj. do "Lago da Ponte", localizado no Jardim Botânico de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, a 30°03'05"S e 51°10'34"W. O estudo do "Lago da Ponte" tem como objetivo a identificação de Phacus provenientes de 24 amostras coletadas com rede de plâncton, em duas margens do lago, com periodicidade mensal, de julho/2007 a junho/2008. Ainda, realizar a comparação da riqueza desse gênero nesse ambiente depois de sua transformação de banhado para lago, assim como, fornecer a amplitude das variáveis ambientais de ocorrência de cada táxon. Da análise qualitativa resultou o registro de 22 táxons em nível específico e infraespecífico, distribuídos em 18 variedades típicas, três variedades que não as típicas da espécie e uma forma que não a típica. Phacus brachykentron Pochm. e P. stokesii Lemm. são citados pela primeira vez no Rio Grande do Sul. Os táxons mais freqüentes foram: Phacus brachykentron Pochm., P. longicauda (Ehr. Duj., P. hamatus Pochm, P. orbicularis Hübner e P. raciborskii Drez.var. longus Conf. A comparação da riqueza do banhado versus lago, segundo o índice de Sörensen, indicou baixa similaridade entre estes biótopos aquáticos, ocorrendo maior riqueza de Phacus no sistema lago.This study focused on the genus Phacus Duj. of "Lago da Ponte," located in the Jardim Botânico of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul (30°03'05"S and 51°10'34"W. The study of "Lago da Ponte" aimed to identify Phacus species from 24 samples collected monthly (from July/2007 to June/2008 using a plankton net along two margins of the lake. Other goals of this study were to compare the richness of this genus in this environment because it was transformed from a swamp to a lake, and to supply with the amplitude of the environmental variable of occurrence of each taxon. Based on the qualitative analysis, 22 specific and infra-specific taxa were recorded. These were distributed in 18 typical varieties

  3. Contaminação microbiana em carne moída de açougues da cidade de Santa Maria, RS, Brasil Microbial contamination in minced meat of butcher shops of Santa Maria city, RS, Brazil

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    Elisabete Dockhorn Grünspan

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    Full Text Available Foram coletadas aleatoriamente, 10 amostras de carne moída bovina em açougues da cidade de Santa Maria, RS, para determinar a presença de microorganismos totais, coliformes e Staphylococcus aureus. Respectivamente, usou-se os meios ágar para contagem total (PCA, ágar cristal violeta vermelho neutro bile e ágar bairdparker. Na contagem de microorganismos totais, 60% das amostras apresentaram entre 1,7 a 8,8 x 10(4 uFC/g de carne moída. Para Coliformes, 20% das amostras apresentaram um número menor que 1,0 x 10² uFc/g, 40% entre 1,0 a 3,2 x 10³ uFC/g, 30% entre 3,7 a 9,6 x 10(4 uFC/g e em 10% houve acidente laboratorial. Para Staphylococcus aureus, 100% das amostras resultaram positivas, sendo 50% entre 1,0 a 4,0 x 10³ uFC/g, 40% entre 1,3 a 2,8 x 10(4 e 10% entre 1,5 a 4,0 x 10(5 uFC/g de carne moída.Ten samples of minced meat beef were collected in butcher shops of Santa Maria City, RS, Brazil, to determine the presence of total microorganism, total coliforms and Staphylococcus aureus. Respectively, PCA (Plate Counter Ágar, violet cristal red neutral bile and baird parker ágar was used. In the ágar plate counter for total microorganism. 60% of the samples presented a number between 1.7 a 8.8 x 10(4 CFU/g of minced meat. For Coliforms, 20% of the samples presented a number less than 1.0 x 10² C FU/g, 40% were among 1.0 and 3.2 x 10³ CFU/g, 30% between 3.7 to 9.6 x 10(4 CFU/g and in 10% had laboratory acidental. For Staphylococcus aureus, 100% of the samples turns positives with 50% of that between 1.0 a 4.0 x 10³ CFU/g, 40% among 1.3 to 2.8 x 10(4 CFU/g and 10% among 1.5 to 4.0 x 10(5 CFU/g of minced meat beef.

  4. The Porto Alegre paradox: social determinants and tuberculosis incidence

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    Lisiane Morelia Weide Acosta

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: The incidence of tuberculosis (TB is strongly associated with social and economic factors. The city of Porto Alegre, in the South of Brazil, has one of the highest Human Development Index and Gross Domestic Product per capita of the country. One would expect that the incidence of tuberculosis in such a place were low. However, the city has very high rates of incidence, the highest among Brazilian capitals. This paradox prompted this work, whose objectives were to analyze the spatial distribution of the incidence rate of bacilliferous pulmonary tuberculosis throughout the neighborhoods of Porto Alegre and its association with socioeconomic indicators. METHODS: Ecological non-concurrent cohort study. The units of analysis were the neighborhoods of the city. The average annual incidence of bacilliferous pulmonary tuberculosis for the period 2000 to 2005 and seven socioeconomic variables were analyzed, with information obtained from the IBGE and the Mortality Information System. Spatial techniques and multivariate analyzes were used to check associations. Inequalities were also measured. RESULTS: The spatial distribution of the incidence rate of bacilliferous pulmonary tuberculosis is very similar, i.e., associated with the distribution of socioeconomic factors. The Relative Index of Inequality was 7.9, showing the great difference in the incidence rate between neighborhoods. CONCLUSION: Porto Alegre presents high incidence rates of bacilliferous pulmonary tuberculosis, which distribution through the neighborhoods of the city is associated with socioeconomic factors. The city's high rate is due to the extremely high incidence rates in its poorest neighborhoods. The authors raise hypotheses and suggest interventions.

  5. INSTITUIÇÕES GOVERNAMENTAIS E PARTICIPAÇÃO CIDADÃ: FINANÇAS PÚBLICAS INCLUSIVAS EM PORTO ALEGRE - BRASIL

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    Aaron Schneider; Marcello Baquero

    2009-01-01

    A recurrent theme in political science links new forms of participatory democracy to citizens’ attitudes and their willingness to abide with their obligation to pay taxes. In this paper we examine how the citizens of Porto Alegre - Brazil view tax paying, from the perspective of material and non-material benefits. Usingsurvey data collected in Porto Alegre in 2003 with 687 interviews, we find that, overall poor sectors show a tendency to support tax paying because of the material benefits, wh...

  6. Mapeando Programas de Redução de Danos da Região Metropolitana de Porto Alegre / Mapping harm reduction programs in the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre

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    R. Quadros Rigoni (Rafaela); H.C. Nardi (Henrique)

    2009-01-01

    textabstractThis study mapped and described 11 harm reduction interventions/programs in Greater Metropolitan Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, in 2004-2006. Mapping was based on interviews and analysis of available documents and comparison with a previous study with data from 2003. We a

  7. Candida species distribution and fluconazole susceptibility of blood isolates at a regional hospital in Passo Fundo, RS, Brazil

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    Maira Giseli C. Silva

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Introduction: Candidemia is a bloodstream infection produced by Candida genus yeasts. Objective: The purpose of this study was to characterize the epidemiology and the fluconazole susceptibility in Candida species isolated from patients at a regional hospital in Passo Fundo, RS. Methods: Records from the laboratory were used to identify patients with positive blood cultures for Candida between 2010 and 2011. The in vitro activity of fluconazole was determined using the disk diffusion method. Results: Were analyzed 24 positive blood cultures for Candida and found a 54.16% mortality rate. C. albicans was the most prevalent species, followed by C. parapsilosis and C. krusei. For susceptibility to fluconazole, C. albicans, C. parapsilosis and C. tropicalis showed 100% sensitivity. However, C. krusei was 100% resistant; and C. glabrata, 50% resistant. Conclusion: The high mortality and fluconazole resistance rates emphasize the importance of the diagnosis of candidemia in a hospital environment.

  8. A não aceitação da gravidez e o desenvolvimento de crianças com quatro anos de idade no bairro Vila Jardim, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Unwanted pregnancy and children development at four years of age in Vila Jardim, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil No aceptación del embarazo y el desarrollo infantil a los cuatro años de edad en Vila Jardim, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

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    Angela Helena Marin

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    úmero de filhos, está associado com as dificuldades de desenvolvimento da criança, sendo sensível a intervenções terapêuticas e/ou programas de prevenção.

    Objective: To investigate how the unplanned and unaccepted pregnancy may affect children’s development and associated demographic and relational factors. Method: 82 women who did not plan their pregnancies participated. They are part of a larger study that follows all children born in public hospitals, from November 1998 to December 1999 in a Porto Alegre neighborhood, in South of Brazil. They were divided in two groups: 73 accepted the pregnancy after the fourth month and nine did not accept it. Participants were interviewed on: the pregnancy and birth; the couple’s relationship; the impact of the child’s birth for their lives and to the child’s fathers, as well as to the family of origin. Children were evaluated at age four using Denver II test. Results: There was a statistically significant difference between the groups: children of mothers that did not accept the pregnancy had developmental difficulties in language and fine motor coordination. These mothers had significantly more couple relationship problems and more children. Conclusions: children of unaccepted pregnancies showed evidences of more developmental problems in language and fine motor coordination than children of mothers who did not plan but accepted their pregnancies by the fourth month. This finding emphasizes the importance of health professionals to look for acceptance or not of pregnancy during prenatal care - as well as the quality of the couple’s relationship and the number of children - since these factors are associated with difficulties of child development, which may be sensitive to therapeutic intervention and/or prevention programs

  9. Consumer Behaviour Towards Organic Food in Porto Alegre: an application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour

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    Alexia Hoppe; Luciana Marques Vieira; Marcia Dutra de Barcellos

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    The aim of this study was to investigate consumers' decision-making process, attitudes and values towards organic food throughout the employment of the Theory of Planned Behaviour, adapting the methodology from a European project. 450 consumers were interviewed at supermarkets and farmers' markets in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Results indicate a high penetration level and very positive attitude towards organic products. Organics are believed to be healthier, tastier, more natural and environmental...

  10. [Characteristics of Family Health Program users sample in Campo Bom (RS), Brazil during the year of 2006].

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    de Goulart, Bárbara Niegia Garcia; Algayer, Andressa Regina

    2009-10-01

    This study aims to describe the characteristics of Family Health Program (FHP) users sample in a Basic Health Unit (BHU) in Campo Bom, southern of Brazil. Based on data collected from the handbook of the first 200 patients attended in a specific BHU in January 2006, we analyzed sex, age, average number of medical and nursing consultations in the last twelve months and the reasons for requiring a BHU attendance. In this sample, 68% were female. Children represented 30.5% of the sample and 35.5% of the patients self-declared as married. In addition to that, 59% had not finished basic school. Almost half (42%) of the citizens presented some chronic disease as a complaint to go to a BUH and 17% were looking for preventive health care. In 2005, 17% of the sample had, at least, one nursing consulting and 46.5% of these had from one to four medical consultations. Chronicle diseases and its symptoms or complications represented a significant percentage of the sample and might be associated to the demands for BHU health assistance. Data collected shows the necessity of more investments to prevent complications and/or incapability. Based on a deep understanding of BHU patients' profile, family health teams can improve effectiveness of their health promotion actions focusing on community demands. PMID:19750346

  11. Epilithic diatoms in headwater areas of the hydrographical sub-basin of the Andreas Stream, RS, Brazil, and their relation with eutrophication processes

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    Carla Giselda Heinrich

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available AIM: This research aimed to study the composition of epilithic diatom flora in headwater areas of the sub-basin of the Andreas stream, RS, Brazil, and their relation with eutrophication processes. METHODS: Quarterly excursions (March, June, September, December 2012 and Mach 2013 were performed in ten sampling points selected in the sub-basin, to collect samples for the identification and counting the organisms in the group of diatoms (Class Bacillariophyceae. RESULTS: The results indicated the occurrence of 243 taxa, distributed in 53 genera. Of these, 59 were considered abundant, being distributed in 29 genera. Seven species showed elevated tolerance levels to organic pollution and eutrophication: Adlafia drouetiana (R. M. Patrick Metzeltin & Lange-Bertalot, Amphipleura lindheimeri Grunow; Fallacia monoculata (Hustedt D. G. Mann, Navicula cryptotenella Lange-Bertalot, Navicula symmetrica R. M. Patrick, Nitzschia palea (Kützing W. Smith and Sellaphora auldreekie D. G. Mann & S. M. McDonald in Mann et al. CONCLUSION: Although this research has been conducted in headwater areas, the occurrence of these seven species could be explained by considering the use of these areas for agricultural and livestock purposes, compromising the stability of these aquatic ecosystems, due to the significant contribution of fertilizer and organic matter, a condition that characterizes a process of eutrophication.

  12. Comunidade de Syrphidae (Diptera: diversidade e preferências florais no Cinturão Verde (Santa Cruz do Sul, RS, Brasil Syrphidae (Diptera community: diversity and floral preferences in the Green Belt (Santa Cruz do Sul, RS, Brazil

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    Mírian Nunes Morales

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se investigar a comunidade de Syrphidae, do Cinturão Verde de Santa Cruz do Sul, RS, Brasil, permitindo a obtenção de informações acerca da composição e estrutura desta comunidade, suas preferências florais e interações entre as espécies na utilização de recursos alimentares. Realizaram-se coletas com rede entomológica, entre setembro/2001 a janeiro/2005. Foram capturados 1.283 espécimes de Syrphidae, representados por 88 espécies, distribuídos em 21 gêneros. Eristalinae apresentou o maior número de espécies coletadas, seguida por Syrphinae e Microdontinae. O gênero Palpada Macquart e a espécie P. urotaenia (Curran foram os mais abundantes. As coletas alcançaram cerca de 80% do que se estima para a área de estudo. Coletaram-se 1.187 sirfídeos (74 espécies visitantes de 51 espécies de plantas, de 23 famílias, onde Apiaceae e Asteraceae apresentaram o maior número de visitantes. O grau de especialização alimentar variou de acordo com os tipos de flores visitadas. A facilidade do acesso aos recursos florais e a coloração clara das flores são os principais responsáveis pela atração dos sirfídeos em Apiaceae, Asteraceae, Lauraceae, Malvaceae, Meliaceae, Oleaceae, Poaceae e Solanaceae. A diversidade da comunidade de Syrphidae é regulada por interações locais entre as espécies, principalmente entre as condições ambientais e disponibilidade de recursos alimentares.The aim of this study was to investigate the Syrphidae community in the area of the Green Belt of Santa Cruz do Sul, RS, Brazil, as well as to obtain information on the structure and composition of this community, its floral preferences and the interactions between the species in the food resource utilization. The specimens were collected with entomological net, from September/2001 to January/2005. A total of 1.283 syrphid specimens were collected, totaling 88 species distributed in 21 genera. Eristalinae presented the highest number of

  13. Contaminação por compostos organoclorados em salsichas hot-dog comercializadas na cidade de Santa Maria (RS, Brasil Contamination for organochlorine compounds in hot-dog sausages, commercialized in the city of Santa Maria (RS, Brazil

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    Stanislau Bogusz Junior

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de monitorar os resíduos de compostos tóxicos em alimentos, verificou-se a freqüência e os níveis de praguicidas organoclorados (OC e bifenilas policloradas (PCBs em amostras de salsichas Hot-Dog, comercializadas na Cidade de Santa Maria, Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (RS e, compararam-se os valores com aqueles estabelecidos pela Legislação. Para as análises, procedeu-se a extração da gordura das amostras. A partir da purificação desta, obteve-se um extrato do qual se determinaram os resíduos organoclorados por cromatografia gasosa com detector de captura eletrônica (CG - µECD63Ni. Verificou-se que o lindano e o HCB foram os pesticidas que apresentaram as maiores concentrações médias (0,001798ppm e 0,001652ppm, respectivamente. O somatório dos níveis médios dos pesticidas organoclorados detectados foi de 0,015783ppm, sendo que deste total 0,011165ppm pertencia aos metabólitos do DDT. Quanto as bifenilas policloradas, as maiores concentrações médias corresponderam às PCBs 10 (0,001817ppm e 28 (0,000317ppm. O somatório das PCBs foi de 0,002172ppm. As concentrações de praguicidas organoclorados e PCBs encontradas nas amostras analisadas estavam abaixo dos limites máximos permitidos pela legislação.With the objective of monitoring toxic compounds residues in food, the frequency and levels of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls were verified in sausage samples, hot dog type, commercialized in the city of Santa Maria (RS, Brazil. Values were compared with the ones established by Brazilian legislation. For the analyses the extraction of fat from the samples was done. From the purification of the fat, there was acquisition of an extract in which was determined the organochlorine contaminants residues by gas chromatography with electronic capture detector (CG - µECD63Ni. It was learned that the lindane and HCB were the pesticides that presented the biggest concentration averages (0

  14. Taphofacies of Lower-Middle Pennsylvanian marine invertebrates from the Monte Alegre and Itaituba formations, part of the outcropped marine sequence of the Tapajós Group (Southern Amazonas Basin, Brazil) - regional palaeoecological models

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    Moutinho, L. P.; Scomazzon, A. K.; Nascimento, S.; Lemos, V. B.

    2016-10-01

    One of the most relevant characteristics of the Pennsylvanian shallow-water carbonates of the Amazonas Basin is its diverse and well preserved invertebrate fossiliferous assemblages. In order to better understand the origin of these fossil concentrations, taphonomic data were obtained along well exposed areas of the uppermost part of the Monte Alegre Formation and basal part of the Itaituba Formation, which, based on conodonts, fusulinids and palynomorphs is of Atokan age. The taphonomic data focused on invertebrate organisms were supported by petrographic analysis. The understanding of the stacking pattern of the strata in the studied section allowed the identification of five type taphofacies, which contributed in the development of regional palaeoecological models, expressed as block-diagrams. These characterize the distribution of the environmental parameters, the composition of the faunal associations and the distribution and amplitude of the taphonomic processes that created the taphonomic signatures of the bioclastic elements throughout the supratidal to lower intertidal/deep subtidal depositional environments pertinent to the studied depositional environment. The regional palaeoecological models here presented are related to the particularities of the depositional environments of the studied rocks and are exclusive for the characterization of this intracratonic basin set influenced by high frequency climatic variations. Lithofacies, biofacies and taphofacies associations also reflect depositional conditions pertinent to the studied regional context, differing from the elements observed in modern intracratonic contexts analogous to the one studied, from different sedimentary basins around the world. Therefore, invertebrate taphonomy, supported by the analysis of sedimentary facies, fulfills the purposes recommended in this work, demonstrating its potential as a tool for palaeoecological analysis in the Pennsylvanian outcropping section in the southern

  15. Listeria spp. no processamento de lingüiça frescal em frigoríficos de Pelotas, RS, Brasil Listeria spp. in the processing of fresh sausages in slaughterhou ses from Pelotas, RS, Brazil

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    Wladimir Padilha da Silva

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    Full Text Available Alimentos intensamente manipulados, como as lingüiças mistas do tipo frescal são freqüentemente responsáveis pela veiculação de enfermidades transmitidas por alimentos. Devido ao risco à saúde pública que a bactéria Listeria monocytogenes representa, este trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a presença de Listeria spp., em especial de L. monocytogenes, durante o processamento de lingüiças mistas do tipo frescal, em três frigoríficos com inspeção sanitária estadual, em Pelotas-RS. Para isso, analisou-se a matéria-prima utilizada no preparo da lingüiça, os equipamentos da linha de processamento e o produto final. Isolou-se Listeria spp. em 100% das 41 amostras analisadas, nos 3 estabelecimentos estudados. Dentre as diferentes espécies, L. innocua foi aquela isolada com maior freqüência, em 97,6% das amostras, seguida por L. monocytogenes em 29,3% e L. welshimeri em 24,4%. A presença destes microrganismos nas amostras analisadas, em especial no produto final, demonstra a necessidade de readequação nas práticas de limpeza e sanificação das plantas de processamento analisadas, bem como representa risco potencial de listeriose ao consumidor.Food that is highly manipulated, such as fresh sausages, is frequently responsible for spreading food borne diseases. Due to the threat that the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes represents to public health, the aim of this work was to study the presence of Listeria spp., especially Listeria monocytogenes, during processing of fresh sausages, in three slaughterhouses with state food inspection, in the city of Pelotas, Brazil. The raw material used for the sausage elaboration, the equipment used in the processing and the end products were analyzed. The results showed Listeria spp. in 100% of the 41 samples analyzed. Among the different species, L. innocua was the most frequent, isolated from 97.6% of the samples, followed by the L. monocytogenes and L. welshimeri that were isolated from

  16. Evaluation of the frequency of polymorphisms in XRCC1 (Arg399Gln) and XPD (Lys751Gln) genes related to the genome stability maintenance in individuals of the resident population from Monte Alegre, PA/Brazil municipality; Avaliacao da frequencia de polimorfismos nos genes XRCC1 (Arg399Gln) e XPD (Lys751Gln) relacionados a manutencao da estabilidade do genoma em individuos da populacao residente no municipio de Monte Alegre, PA

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    The human exposure to ionizing radiation coming from natural sources is an inherent feature of human life on Earth. Ionizing radiation is a known genotoxic agent, which can affect biological molecules, causing DNA damage and genomic instability. The cellular system of DNA repair plays an important role in maintaining genomic stability by repairing DNA damage caused by genotoxic agents. However, genes related to DNA repair may have their role committed when presenting a certain polymorphism. This study intended to analyze the frequency of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes of DNA repair XRCC1 (Arg39-9Gln) and XPD (Lys751Gln) in a: population of the city of Monte Alegre, that resides in an area of high exposure to natural radioactivity. Samples of saliva were collected from individuals of the population of Monte Alegre, in which 40 samples were of male and 46 female. Through the use of RFLP (length polymorphism restriction fragment) the frequency of homozygous genotypes and / or heterozygous was determined for polymorphic genes. The XRCC1 gene had 65.4% of the presence of the allele 399Gln and XPD gene had 32.9% of the 751Gln allele. These values are similar to those found in previous studies for the XPD gene, whereas XRCC1 showed a frequency much higher than described in the literature. The. influence of these polymorphisms, which are involved in DNA repair and consequent genotoxicity induced by radiation depends on dose and exposure factors such as smoking, statistically a factor in public health surveillance in the region. This study gathered information and molecular epidemiology for risk assessment of cancer in the population of Monte Alegre. (author)

  17. Flutuação populacional circanual de coleópteros em granja avícola, em Pelotas, RS, Brasil Fluctuation of Coleoptera population in poultry house, in Pelotas, RS, Brazil

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de conhecer a flutuação populacional de coleópteros na granja de aves do Conjunto Agrotécnico Visconde da Graça, em Pelotas, RS, foram utilizados seis métodos de coleta: 1 (fezes de galinhas com 0 a 7 dias; 2 (7 a 14 dias; 3 (14 a 21 dias; 4 (0 a 21 dias; 5 (fezes acumuladas e 6 (armadilhas de tubo. Análises de regressão polinomial foram realizadas independentemente dos métodos de coleta. O estudo foi realizado de agosto de 1998 a julho de 1999. Foram capturados 12.449 coleópteros representados pelas seguintes espécies Carcinops troglodytes (Paykull, 1811 (Histeridae (6.444; Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer, 1797 (Tenebrionidae (2.896; Somotrichus unifasciatus (Dejean, 1792 (Carabidae (1.190; Gnathocerus cornutus (Fabricius, 1798 (Tenebrionidae (947; Euxestus sp. (Cerylonidae (394; Euspilotus rubriculus (Marseul, 1855 (Histeridae (213; Ontholestes sp. (Staphylinidae (190; Dactylosternum sp. (Hydrophilidae (93; Mezium americanum (Laporte, 1840 (Ptinidae (43; Palorus subdepressus (Wollaston, 1864 (Tenebrionidae (27; Tenebroides mauritanicus (L., 1758 (Trogossitidae (8; Xyleborus ferrugineus (Fabricius, 1801 (Scolytidae (1; e espécimens não identificados de Dermestidae (3. O maior número de espécies ocorreu nos meses de março e julho e o menor, no mês de setembro. Em março foi registrada a maior abundância de coleópteros (2.159, enquanto que o menor índice de captura foi assinalado em outubro (633. A flutuação populacional foi estimada para C. troglodytes, A. diaperinus, S. unifasciatus, G. cornutus, Euxestus sp., E. rubriculus, Ontholestes sp. e Dactylosternum sp.The population fluctuation of Coleoptera in poultry house "Conjunto Agrotécnico Visconde da Graça" in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil is investigated. Six collection methods were utilized: 1 (0 to 7 day-old chicken feces; 2 (7 to 14 day-old feces; 3 (14 to 21 day-old feces; 4 (0 to 21 day-old feces, 5 (accumulated feces; and 6 (tube trap. An

  18. Feeding associations between capybaras Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris (Linnaeus (Mammalia, Hydrochaeridae and birds in the Lami Biological Reserve, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Associações alimentares entre capivaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris (Linnaeus (Mammalia, Hydrochaeridae e aves na Reserva Biológica do Lami, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

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    Ana C. Tomazzoni

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Feeding associations between capybaras Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris (Linnaeus, 1766 and some bird species were registered in the Lami Biological Reserve, southern Brazil, through observations in a set of transects established in the five major vegetation types of the study area: shrubby and herbaceous swamps, wet grasslands, sandy grasslands and forests. Data included: date and time, vegetation type, bird species, number of individuals (birds and capybaras, type of prey consumed, foraging strategy of the birds and the behavior of the capybaras in relation to the presence of birds. Five species of birds were registered: Caracara plancus (Miller, 1777, Furnarius rufus (Gmelin, 1788, Machetornis rixosus (Vieillot, 1819, Milvago chimachima (Vieillot, 1816 and Molothrus bonariensis (Gmelin, 1789. The interactions were observed in the shrubby swamp (M. bonariensis, forest (C. plancus and wet grassland (F. rufus, M. rixosus, M. chimachima. The foraging strategies were: (1 use of the capybara as a perch, hunting from its back (M. rixosus, M. bonariensis; (2 use of the capybara as a beater, hunting in the ground (F. rufus, M. rixosus, M. bonariensis; (3 foraging in the skin of the capybara, by picking the ectoparasites (C. plancus, F. rufus, M. chimachima. Strategies (1 and (2 were employed to catch arthropods flushed from the vegetation. Sometimes, capybaras lay down and exposed the abdomen and lateral areas of their bodies to facilitate cleaning by M. chimachima, but the presence of other bird species seemed to be neutral to capybaras.Foram registradas associações alimentares entre capivaras Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris (Linnaeus, 1766 e aves na Reserva Biológica do Lami, sul do Brasil, por meio de observações em um conjunto de transecções estabelecidas nos cinco principais tipos de vegetação existentes na área: banhado arbustivo, banhado herbáceo, campo úmido, campo arenoso e mata. As informações coletadas foram: data, horário, tipo de vegeta

  19. [Risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases: a domiciliary survey in the municipality of São Paulo, SP (Brazil). Methodology and preliminary results].

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    Rego, R A; Berardo, F A; Rodrigues, S S; Oliveira, Z M; Oliverira, M B; Vasconcellos, C; Aventurato, L V; Moncau, J E; Ramos, L R

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    The non-communicable chronic diseases are important causes of death in Brazil, mainly in the great urban centres. There are various risk factors related to these diseases, whose remotion or attenuation would contribute to a fall in mortality. The methodology of the first comprehensive multicenter study into risk factors of non-communicable chronic diseases carried out in Latin America is explained. In Brazil, this study was carried out in the cities of S. Paulo, SP and Porto Alegre, RS. Preliminary results from the city of S. Paulo as to the prevalence of arterial hypertension (22.3%), tabagism (37.9%), obesity (18.0%), alcoholism (7.7%) and sedentarism (69.3%) are presented. These results are compared with existing data from Brazil and other countries, and the relationship between various risk factors and the mortality from cardiovascular diseases in S. Paulo and some developed countries is discussed. PMID:2103645

  20. Evaluation of the potential of water aquifers located in the field of production of Fazenda Alegre, in the municipality of Jaguare, northern state of Espirito Santo, Brazil: a new horizon for the rational and sustainable use of groundwater by the local community; Avaliacao do potencial hidrico dos aquiferos situados no campo de producao de Fazenda Alegre, no municipio de Jaguare, norte do estado do Espirito Santo, Brasil: um novo horizonte para o uso racional e sustentado da agua subterranea pela comunidade local

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    Leal, Claudio A.; Rodriguez, Sergio G.H. [PETROBRAS, Vitoria, ES (Brazil). Unidade de Negocio

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    Petroleo Brasileiro S.A - PETROBRAS, through Espirito Santo Business Unit, has been intensifying the utilization of underwater on its onshore production activities, where the utilization of water or steam injection techniques on the reservoir rock become necessary, aiming at supplemental hydrocarbons recovery in the mature fields or heavy oil fields, such as Fazenda Alegre field. The hydrogeologic study of the groundwater potential appears as a tool capable to improve the planning and utilization of the hydro resources of the region. The main tool used was the geophysics investigation of electric resistivity technique able to investigate aquifers as deep as 200 m. The drilling of the first wells selected proves the expectations according to the groundwater potential resources of the area. The maximum rate water obtained before that was about 30 m{sup 3}/h. Considering deeper wells (180 m), which incorporate news aquifers, it practically doubles, achieving values in a set of 60 m{sup 3}/h. The characterization of these recent discoveries/aquifers is a sign of news horizons for the local society, especially concerning the possibility of giving support in agricultural projects and rural communities supply concomitant with the process of petroleum projects expected in Fazenda Alegre helping thus, the sustainable development in the areas surrounding the project. (author)

  1. Produtividade da cultivar de uva de mesa niagara rosada sobre diferentes porta-enxertos, em Monte Alegre do Sul-SP Yield of the niagara rosada table grape cultivar grafted on different rootstocks, in Monte Alegre do Sul-SP

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    Maurilo Monteiro Terra

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de estudar o comportamento da cultivar de uva de mesa Niagara Rosada enxertada sobre diferentes porta-enxertos, um experimento foi conduzido na região de Monte Alegre do Sul-SP, durante seis anos consecutivos. Os porta-enxertos estudados foram 'Schwarzmann', IAC 572 'Jales', IAC 313 'Tropical', 'Traviú', IAC 766 'Campinas' e 'Kober 5BB'. Os porta-enxertos IAC-313 'Tropical', IAC 766 'Campinas' e 'Traviú' são recomendados para a uva de mesa 'Niagara Rosada' na região de Monte Alegre do Sul-SP. A cultivar Niagara Rosada sobre o porta-enxerto 'Kober 5BB' teve menor produtividade em comparação com os demais porta-enxertos avaliados, não sendo recomendado para a região de Monte Alegre do Sul-SP.With the objective of studying the behavior of the Niagara Rosada table grape cultivar grafted on different rootstocks, a trial was carried out in the region of Monte Alegre do Sul-SP, Brazil, by six consecutive years. The rootstocks studied were 'Schwarzmann', IAC 572 'Jales', IAC 313 'Tropical', 'Traviú', IAC 766 'Campinas' e 'Kober 5BB'. It was verified from the results obtained, that the rootstocks IAC 313 'Tropical', IAC 766 'Campinas' and 'Traviú' are recommend for the 'Niagara Rosada' for the region of Monte Alegre do Sul-SP. The Niagara Rosada grafted on the rootstock 'Kober 5BB' had a minor yield per vine compared with the others rootstocks, and can not be recommended for the region of Monte Alegre do Sul-SP.

  2. Porto Alegre, un modelo de presupuesto participativo

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    The paper exposes the evolution of participatory budget as a new kind of polity based upon direct participation and a pyramid of social representation which share governance along with municipal authorities. Both actors decide about public policies and municipal budget under a criteria of distributive justice. The experience of participatory budget in Porto Alegre opens up the debate about the construction of a model that retrieves diverse Brazilian and Latin American experiences, which main ...

  3. Counselling in STD/HIV/AIDS in the context of rapid test: Perception of users and health professionals at a counselling and testing centre in Porto Alegre.

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    Carvalho, Fernanda T; Both, Nalu S; Alnoch, Edi M; Conz, Jaqueline; Rocha, Katia B

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    This article discusses the perceptions of professionals and users about counselling practices at a counselling and testing centre in Porto Alegre/RS based on interviews with 27 service users and 14 members of the staff. The following categories emerged from thematic analysis: professionals' perceptions on counselling, users' perceptions on counselling and changes in counselling due to the introduction of rapid test procedures. The results show that, although initially there were some imprecision and apparent contradictions in its use, rapid testing was considered an invitation to rethink practices, bringing service closer to users' needs. PMID:26987832

  4. Saúde perinatal em Pelotas, RS, Brasil: fatores sociais e biológicos Perinatal health in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil: social and biological factors

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    Fernando C. Barros

    1984-08-01

    Full Text Available Todos os nascimentos ocorridos em hospitais na cidade de Pelotas, RS, Brasil, durante 1982, foram estudados através de entrevistas hospitalares e de visitas domiciliares de uma amostra dos recém-nascidos e revisão mensal de atestados de óbito. A mortalidade perinatal para recém-nascidos de partos únicos foi de 31,9/1.000 nascidos totais, sendo a mortalidade fetal de 16,2/1.000 e a mortalidade neonatal precoce de 15,9/1.000. A incidência de baixo peso ao nascer (peso abaixo de 2.500g foi de 8,1% para partos únicos.All hospital births occurring during 1982 in Pelotas, Southern Brazil (pop. 260,000 were studied. This a highly representative perinatal population, since in this city less than 1% of the deliveries occur at home. The study was performed through: hospital interviews with mothers and evaluation of the newborn; home visits of a random sample of 15% of the births after the seventh day of life; and monthly checking of birth and death certificates. Overall, the perinatal mortality rate (PNMR for singletons was 31.9/1,000 births, fetal mortality rate (FMR being 16.2/1,000 and early neonatal mortality rate (ENMR 15.9/1,000. The incidence of low birth weight (LBW babies was 8.1%. Main causes of death were immaturity, anoxia and hyaline membrane disease. In 40% of the deaths the actual cause was not clarified. Social factors were strongly associated with perinatal health indicators. Babies whose families earned up to 1 minimum wage per month presented a PNMR of 44.0/1,000 and LBW in 12.6% of the cases, whereas those newborns of high income families (more than 10 minimum wages/month showed a PNMR of 13.2/1,000 and 4.2% of LBW. The association of perinatal performance with maternal age and provenience, birth order and smoking was also studied. When a comparison was made between the perinatal outcome of Pelotas babies with that of a highly developed country (Sweden, using standardization techniques, it was seen that although our birth

  5. Methodological aspects of the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil birth cohort study Aspectos metodológicos da coorte de nascimentos de 1993 em Pelotas, RS

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    Cesar Gomes Victora

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the main methodological aspects of a cohort study, with emphasis on its recent phases, which may be relevant to investigators planning to carry out similar studies. In 1993, a population based study was launched in Pelotas, Southern Brazil. All 5,249 newborns delivered in the city's hospitals were enrolled, and sub-samples were visited at the ages of one, three and six months and of one and four years. In 2004-5 it was possible to trace 87.5% of the cohort at the age of 10-12 years. Sub-studies are addressing issues related to oral health, psychological development and mental health, body composition, and ethnography. Birth cohort studies are essential for investigating the early determinants of adult disease and nutritional status, yet few such studies are available from low and middle-income countries where these determinants may differ from those documented in more developed settings.Descrever aspectos metodológicos do estudo da coorte de crianças que podem ser relevantes para pesquisadores que estejam planejando investigações semelhantes. Em 1993, uma coorte de base populacional foi recrutada em Pelotas, RS. Os 5.249 recém-nascidos nos hospitais da cidade foram acompanhados com um, três e seis meses, e com um e quatro anos de idade. Subestudos estão sendo realizados sobre saúde bucal, desenvolvimento psicológico e saúde mental, composição corporal e aspectos etnográficos. Em 2004-5 foi possível entrevistar 87,5% da coorte inicial, com a idade de 10-12 anos. Estudos de coortes de nascimentos são essenciais para investigar os determinantes precoces da morbidade e estado nutricional de adultos. No entanto, há poucos estudos com esta metodologia em países de renda média e baixa, e alguns dos determinantes da situação de saúde podem ser distintos daqueles observados em países ricos.

  6. Fauna de aranhas (Arachnida, Araneae em diferentes estágios do cultivo do arroz irrigado em Cachoeirinha, RS, Brasil Spider fauna (Arachnida, Araneae in differents stages of the irrigated rice culture in Cachoeirinha, RS, Brazil

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    Everton N. L. Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available Com a intenção de conhecer a diversidade da araneofauna relacionada à cultura do arroz, foi realizado um inventário deste agroecossistema ainda pouco estudado em sua biodiversidade. Foram realizadas 17 amostragens na Estação Experimental do Arroz (EEA, do Instituto Rio Grandense do Arroz (IRGA, Cachoeirinha, RS (50º58'21"W; 29º55'30"S entre outubro de 2004 e junho de 2005, em três períodos: antes do arroz ser semeado, durante o desenvolvimento do arroz e após a colheita. As coletas foram efetuadas no período matinal utilizando rede-de-varredura (35 cm de diâmetro, 50 golpes em cada um dos quatro transectos por amostragem. Coletou-se um total de 918 aranhas distribuídas em 14 famílias, com predomínio de Araneidae, Anyphaenidae, Oxyopidae e Tetragnathidae. Entre os indivíduos adultos, foram determinadas 38 morfoespécies, as mais abundantes Alpaida veniliae (Keyserling, 1865, Tetragnatha nitens (Audouin, 1826, Ashtabula sp.1 e Tetragnatha aff. jaculator, as quatro juntas com mais de 45% dos espécimes adultos coletados. Dos estimadores de riqueza de espécies utilizados, o que mais se aproximou da riqueza observada foi Chao 1; segundo este, 87,4% das espécies potencialmente presentes foram amostradas. Os resultados demonstraram que tanto abundância como riqueza tiveram a tendência ao crescimento, acompanhando o desenvolvimento da lavoura de arroz. Uma constante colonização no hábitat foi constatada dado o alto número de aranhas jovens encontradas em todos os períodos. Não foram encontradas diferenças significativas para a correlação entre dados abióticos (temperatura e pluviosidade com a abundância e a riqueza, exceto pluviosidade vs. riqueza. Entre os grupos funcionais, houve o predomínio das caçadoras emboscadoras, seguido das construtoras de teias orbiculares. A análise de similaridade (ANOSIM encontrou diferenças significativas entre a fauna dos três períodos avaliados. Assim, a perturbação na forma como

  7. Estudo da concordância das citações de uso e importância das espécies e famílias utilizadas como medicinais pela comunidade do bairro Ponta Grossa, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil

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    Giovana Secretti Vendruscolo

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    Full Text Available Ferramentas para quantificar dados etnobotânicos estão sendo usadas como complementares aos levantamentos sobre a utilização de plantas por populações. Neste trabalho são utilizadas técnicas para avaliar a concordância das citações de uso e a importância das espécies e famílias para as 51 pessoas entrevistadas no bairro Ponta Grossa, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. Para tal, foram utilizados os cálculos de Valor de Uso (UV e a porcentagem corrigida de Concordância quanto aos Usos Principais (CUPc para as 142 espécies mencionadas no levantamento. As espécies Aloe arborescens Mill., Citrus × aurantium L., Achyrocline satureioides (Lam. DC., Foeniculum vulgare Mill, Eugenia uniflora L., Cunila microcephala Benth., Citrus limon (L. Osveck, Plectranthus barbatus Andrews, Cymbopogon citratus (DC. Stapf, Psidium guajava L., Artemisia absinthium L., Ocimum basilicum L., Plantago tomentosa Lam., Rosmarinus officinalis L., Persea americana Mill., Aloysia citrodora Palau, Sambucus australis Cham. & Schltdl., Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq. J.F. Macbr., Petroselinum crispum (Mill. Nyman ex A.W. Hill, Ocimum selloi Benth. e Tanacetum vulgare L., nesta ordem de Valor de Uso, foram consideradas como as mais importantes para a população estudada. As famílias mais importantes foram Asphodelaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Rutaceae e Lythraceae. Para o cálculo da porcentagem a corrigida de Concordância quanto aos Usos Principais (CUPc foram consideradas como espécies principais as que apresentaram valores acima de 24%: Eugenia uniflora, Achyrocline satureioides, Psidium guajava, Cunila microcephala, Plectranthus barbatus, Citrus × aurantium, Citrus limon, Cymbopogon citratus, Punica granatum L., Sechium edule (Jacq. Sw., Sphagneticola trilobata (L. Pruski, Aloysia citrodora, Foeniculum vulgare, Plectranthus neochilus Schltr., Artemisia absinthium, Lippia alba (Mill. N.E. Br., Mikania laevigata Sch. Bip ex Baker, Aloe arborescens e Petroselinum

  8. Intestinal nematodes of stray dogs as zoonoses agents in D. Pedrito city (RS-Brazil) Nematodes intestinales de perros callejeros como agentes de zoonosis en la ciudad de D. Pedrito (RS-Brasil)

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    La prevalencia de nematodes intestinales en perros fue el objetivo de esta investigación, principalmente debido al riego de zoonosis. Fueran analizadas heces de 65 perros aleatoriamente capturados en las calles de la ciudad de D. Pedrito (RS-Brasil). En 43 (66,2%) del total de las muestras analizadas, fueran encontrados huevos de nematodes intestinales, como sigue: Toxocara sp. 1 (1,5%), Ancylostoma sp. 30 (46,2%), Trichuris sp. 6 (9,2%), Ancylostoma sp. / Trichuris sp. 4 (6,2%) y Ancylostoma...

  9. Disponibilidades climáticas para macieira na região de Vacaria, RS Climate availability for apple trees in Vacaria, southern Brazil

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    Loana Silveira Cardoso

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a variabilidade e as tendências temporais das principais variáveis climáticas - temperaturas máxima, mínima e média do ar, horas de frio (abaixo de 7°C, precipitação pluvial e umidade relativa do ar - no período 1983-2009 e confrontá-las com as necessidades de macieiras dos grupos Gala e Fuji, na região de Vacaria, RS. Foram utilizados dados diários de estação meteorológica da Embrapa, do período de 1983 a 2009, e comparados com as normais 1931-1960 e 1961-1990, para análise de tendência temporal. A precipitação pluvial apresentou diferenças significativas entre a média do período 1983-2009 e as normais, com aumentos de 479 e 256mm, respectivamente. Não houve diferenças significativas na temperatura do ar mensal entre os períodos analisados. A precipitação pluvial da primavera e a temperatura mínima do ar mensal apresentaram tendência significativa de aumento. O número médio de horas de frio foi de 657 de maio-agosto. O número mínimo de horas de frio delimitado no zoneamento agroclimático é atingido, na maioria dos anos, na região de Vacaria, no entanto, não significa a superação natural da dormência de gemas de macieiras. Além disso, o número de horas de frio apresentou tendência temporal de redução.This study aimed to evaluate the variability and temporal tendency for the main climate parameters - air maximum, minimum and mean temperatures, chilling hours (bellow to 7°C, pluvial precipitation, and relative air humidity - in the 1983-2009 period, focusing to evaluate the climate conditions for Gala and Fuji apple groups, in Vacaria, Brazil. Daily weather data in the 1983-2009 series were compared to climate means of the 1931-1960 and 1961-1990 periods, for analyzing the temporal trends. The annual pluvial precipitation showed significant differences in comparing the 1983-2009 series to both the climate means, with increments of 479 and 256mm, respectively

  10. em Porto Alegre entre 1861 e 1908

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    Alice Dubina Trusz

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The main objective of this paper is to present some of the practices that characterized the commercial exploitation of projected images in Porto Alegre, particularly that of magic lantern still images as shown in public projections between 1861 and 1908. By identifying the uses and associations that gave an impetus to this experience in two different settings - i.e. prior to and after the advent of cinema in the city (1896 - it is possible to observe how certain ways of showing and seeing have remained unchanged or evolved, as well as its implications for the constitution of modern visuality.

  11. Estrutura do componente arbóreo de uma floresta estacional decidual ripária em Jaguari, RS Structure of the tree component of a riparian seasonal decidual forest in Jaguari, RS, Brazil

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    Rafael Marian Callegaro

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    Full Text Available Este estudo analisou a estrutura do componente arbóreo de uma mata ciliar, no município de Jaguari, RS. A amostragem foi realizada em 15 parcelas de 10mx10m instaladas ao longo da mata ciliar de um afluente do rio Jaguari. Nessas parcelas, foram identificados e medidos os indivíduos com diâmetro à altura do peito (DAP maior ou igual a 5cm. Podocarpus lambertii, Sebastiania commersoniana e Lithrea molleoides foram as espécies mais representativas da mata ciliar. A distribuição diamétrica do componente arbóreo e das espécies lenhosas de maior valor de importância (VI seguiu o padrão comum a florestas inequiânias, com tendência à forma de "J" invertido, e revelou uma estrutura não balanceada, indicando que não há equilíbrio entre as taxas de mortalidade e recrutamento de indivíduos. A estrutura vertical e as espécies de maior VI apresentaram tendência à distribuição normal, com a maioria dos indivíduos posicionada nas classes intermediárias de altura.This study analyzed the tree component structure of a riparian seasonal decidual forest, in Jaguari, RS. Data was collected in 15 10mx10m-plots randomly assigned along the riparian forest of a Jaguari river tributary. In these plots trees showing DBH equal or above 5cm were identified and measured. Podocarpus lambertii, Sebastiania commersoniana and Lithrea molleoides were the most representative species of the riparian forest. The tree diameter distribution in general and for the species with the higher importance value index showed the inverted "J" trend, typical of uneven-aged forests, and unbalanced structure resulting from different mortality and recruitment rates. The vertical and height species structure showing the highest importance value tended to normal distribution, with most of the individuals positioned in or close to the average height class.

  12. Efeitos da participação em um Grupo de Coluna sobre as dores musculoesqueléticas, qualidade de vida e funcionalidade dos usuários de uma Unidade Básica de Saúde de Porto Alegre - Brasil Effects of participation in a Back School on musculoskeletal pain, quality of life and functionality of users of a Unidade Básica de Saúde from Porto Alegre- Brazil

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    Raquel Gonçalves Borges

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a eficácia do Grupo de Coluna ministrado em uma Unidade Básica de Saúde de Porto Alegre. Foram avaliados e reavaliados 29 usuários, os quais participaram do Grupo de Coluna. Foi utilizada a Escala Visual Analógica para avaliar a intensidade da dor, o questionário Oswestry Disability Índex para avaliar a capacidade funcional, e o questionário Short-Form Health Survey - SF-36 para avaliar a qualidade de vida. Os resultados, obtidos a partir do teste de Wilcoxon (a=0,05, demonstraram a eficácia do Grupo de Coluna na melhora da intensidade das dores musculoesqueléticas (pThis study was carried out in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the Back Group project, in a Porto Alegre’s Basic Health Unit. We evaluated and re-evaluated 29 users before and after the participated in a Back Group. It’s were used the Visual Analogue Scale to assess pain, the Oswestry Disability Index to assess the functionality, and the questionnaire Item Short-Form Health Survey-SF-36 to assess the quality of life. The results, obtained from the Wilcoxon test (a=0.05, demonstrated the effectiveness of the Back Group in the improvement of the intensity of musculoskeletal pain (p<0.05, in the physical functioning (p=0.005, in the quality of life in the functional capacity (p=0.001, by the physical limitations (p=0.001, pain (p=0.001, vitality (p=0.004, emotional limitation (p=0.026 and mental health (p=0.010 dominions. It is concluded that the Back Group was effectiveness in the improved of the pain, function and quality of life’s users.

  13. Diet composition and feeding strategy of the southern pipefish Syngnathus folletti in a Widgeon grass bed of the Patos Lagoon Estuary, RS, Brazil

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    Alexandre M. Garcia

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    Full Text Available Pipefish species are poorly known representatives of the family Syngnathidae, which have been increasingly threatened by anthropogenic activities. We describe the diet composition and feeding strategy of southern pipefish Syngnathus folletti inhabiting a Widgeon grass (Ruppia maritima L. bed in the estuarine zone of Patos Lagoon, southern Brazil. We also investigated whether mouth gape affected the size of prey items consumed and based on indirect evidence, we suggest possible pipefish foraging movements within the bed. Individuals were collected from December 1994 to March 1995 in a Ruppia maritima bed located in the Patos Lagoon Estuary during day and night periods. We analyzed the stomach contents of 108 individuals (54 females and 54 males. Both genders seemed to be diurnal carnivores with diets composed primarily of copepods and isopods. Mixed feeding strategies were evident with varying degrees of specialization on different prey types. Females had a more diverse diet both in prey richness as in prey size range, whereas males fed primarily on smaller prey, the isopod U. peterseni and copepods. Gender-based diet differences suggest that females may be more mobile and active inside the Widgeon grass bed than males. The average size range of the two dominant prey items fitted well to the pipefish mouth gape (0.4 to 1.4mm. However, a few female individuals were able to consume prey three times larger than their maximum gape. A diagram of prey microhabitat suggested that both genders browse and capture invertebrates over the entire vegetated substrate provided by the Widgeon grass bed.Peixes-cachimbo são espécies pouco conhecidas da família Syngnathidae, os quais têm sido amplamente ameaçados por atividades antrópicas. Este trabalho descreve a composição da dieta e estratégia alimentar de uma população do peixe-cachimbo Syngnathus folletti habitando uma pradaria de fanerógama submersa no estuário da Lagoa dos Patos, RS, Brasil

  14. Prevalência de quedas em idosos asilados do município de Rio Grande, RS Prevalence of falls in institutionalized elderly in Rio Grande, Southern Brazil

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    Lílian Gatto Gonçalves

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O aumento da expectativa de vida nos países em desenvolvimento tem provocado preocupação com a qualidade de vida e o bem-estar dos idosos, principalmente a ocorrência de quedas. Nesse sentido, o objetivo do estudo foi descrever a prevalência de quedas em idosos que vivem em asilos e fatores associados. MÉTODOS: Estudo de delineamento transversal na cidade de Rio Grande (RS, em 2007. Participaram 180 indivíduos idosos (65 anos ou mais residentes em asilos para acolhimento. Em entrevista, os idosos responderam a questões de instrumento pré-testado sobre a ocorrência de quedas. Além de análise bivariada (Wald, foi realizada análise por regressão de Poisson com cálculo de razões de prevalência e intervalos de confiança de 95%, ajustada para as variáveis de confusão. RESULTADOS: A prevalência de quedas entre os idosos asilados estudados foi de 38,3%. As quedas foram mais comuns no ambiente do asilo (62,3%, sendo o quarto o ambiente onde ocorreu o maior número de quedas (23%. Na análise ajustada, as quedas se mantiveram associadas com cor da pele branca, com os idosos separados e divorciados, com depressão, e maior quantidade referida de medicamentos para uso contínuo. CONCLUSÕES: O estudo mostra que a prevalência de quedas entre idosos asilados é alta. Embora alguns dos possíveis fatores associados sejam passíveis de prevenção, ainda ocorrem quedas em locais que deveriam ser considerados seguros, como o quarto do idoso.OBJETIVO: El aumento de la expectativa de vida en los países en desarrollo ha provocado preocupación con la calidad de vida y el bienestar de los ancianos, principalmente la ocurrencia de caídas. En ese sentido, el objetivo del estudio fue describir la prevalencia de caídas en ancianos que viven en asilos y factores asociados. MÉTODOS: Se realizó estudio de delineamiento transversal en la ciudad de Rio Grande (Sur de Brasil, en 2007. Participaron 180 individuos ancianos (65 años o mas

  15. Users' satisfaction with Porto Alegre's Primary Care Network

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    Full Text Available Users' satisfaction is an important end-point to evaluate health services. This study has to do with an assessment of the level of user's satisfaction with relation to the last visit held in the primary health care network of Porto AlegreRS, whose objective is to compare satisfaction of the users that assess the quality of the care process received as being of high APS score with that of the users who evaluate it as low APS score. A cross-sectional study based on the population, using the Primary Care Assessment Tool - PCATool, which enables the classification of the health services at the level of guidance to APS by means of the general score of primary care, defining it as high or low, in accordance with the users' experience. The satisfaction of the user was measured by a questionnaire consisting of twelve questions relative to the last visit, being measured by a 5-item Likert scale: "very good", "good", "regular", "bad" and "very bad". For the analysis, the results were grouped into two classifications, i.e. "satisfied", when referred as "veg good" or "good", and "dissatisfied" when referred to any of the other items. A significant difference was noticed in the 12 variables reflecting satisfaction in several aspects of the visit, showing higher satisfaction in users that classified the service as being of high score. The .general evaluation of the service presented 95.6% and 73.5% of "satisfied" in the services with high and low APS score, respectively (p<0.001. Users of services with high level of guidance to primary care obtain higher satisfaction in their visits. This higher satisfaction can benefit the decision-making process of the patient in face of the medical recommendations made.

  16. DIAGNOSIS OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN THE TOWN OF SÃO LEOPOLDO - RS

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    This study analyzes the current solid waste management in the municipality of Sao Leopoldo, located in the river basin of the Bells, the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre-RS. Based on data of the City Hall, are described and evaluated all the processes involved from generation to final disposal of domestic solid waste from the city. The municipality of Sao Leopoldo is the second largest municipality integral basin river valley of the Bells. It counts on a former landfill where it operates a...

  17. Maria - RS

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    Suzinara Beatriz Soares de Lima

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    Full Text Available Estudio de carácter histórico social que tiene como objetivo describir la memoria del servicio de enfermaria del Hospital Universitário de Santa Maria, en la Universidade Federal de Santa Maria – RS, durante el periodo de 1459 al 2000. Las fuentes primarias fueron documentos escritos y declaraciones orales de enfermeras que hacieron parte de esta trayectoria, y como fuentes secundarias se utilizaron los artículos y libros sobre el temática. Los resultados demuestran que el hospital, desde su fundación sufrió varias alteraciones en función de su misión y de las condiciones contextuales de trabajo. Fueron muchos los problemas administrativos enfrentados por los profisionales de enfermería. A razón de los hallazgos fue evidente el hecho de que la discusión de la racionalidad asistencial, las condiciones de trabajo y la posible autonomía profesional representan un avance importante para la comprensión del presente y la proyección del futuro servicio de enfermería del Hospital.

  18. Estabelecimento de gramíneas forrageiras tropicais perenes simultaneamente com as culturas de milho e soja no Norte do RS Perennial tropical forage grasses establishment simultaneously with soybean and maize in northern of RS state, Brazil

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    Franciele Mariani

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    Full Text Available Alternativas econômicas para compor sistemas de produção são indispensáveis para a sustentabilidade de sistemas agrícolas, pecuários ou sistemas integrados. Objetivou-se avaliar a viabilidade técnica do consórcio das culturas produtoras de grãos, soja e milho, com Urochloa brizantha e Panicum maximum no Norte do Rio Grande do Sul. As forrageiras foram semeadas simultaneamente às culturas produtoras de grãos, na entrelinha, e isoladas. Foram utilizadas as cultivares 'Marandu' (braquiária, 'Mombaça' e 'Aruana' (panicum e como testemunha o milheto (Pennisetum americanum. Foram avaliados rendimento de grãos das culturas, seus componentes e o acúmulo de massa seca (MS. O acúmulo de MS das forrageiras isoladas Mombaça e Aruana foi superior às demais, com acúmulo médio de 6.515 e 5.778kg ha-1, respectivamente. No consórcio com o milho, o acúmulo médio de MS das forrageiras foi 2.380kg ha-1, sem diferença significativa entre as espécies, mas, com soja, o maior acúmulo ocorreu para Marandu (3.040kg ha-1. Não houve diminuição no rendimento de grãos da soja e do milho com a presença das forrageiras, porém, para colheita mecânica da soja, serão necessários estudos adicionais. O consórcio de milho com as gramíneas forrageiras tropicais perenes é alternativa viável para o Norte do RS.Economic alternatives to compose production systems are essential to the sustainability of farming systems, livestock or integrated systems. The objective was to evaluate the viability of intercropping grain crops, soybean and maize, with Urochloa brizantha and Panicum maximum in northern of Rio Grande do Sul. The forages were sown simultaneously with grain crops, in the inter-line, and in monoculture. We used 'Marandu' (brachiaria, 'Mombaça' and 'Aruana' (panicum and millet (Pennisetum americanum as a control. Crop yield and their components and accumulation of dry matter (DM were evaluated. The DM accumulation of 'Aruana' and 'Momba

  19. AVALIAÇÃO DAS CONDIÇÕES DE HIGIENE E DA ADEQUAÇÃO ÀS BOAS PRÁTICAS EM UNIDADES DE ALIMENTAÇÃO E NUTRIÇÃO NO MUNICÍPIO DE PORTO ALEGRERS

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    Full Text Available As unidades de alimentação e nutrição (UANs vêm aumentando sua atuação no mercado de refei- ções coletivas e são classificadas como o terceiro maior local de ocorrência de doenças transmitidas por alimentos no Brasil. O fator primordial para diminuir a ocorrência destas doenças é o uso contínuo das boas práticas, que são procedimentos que contribuem para a produção de um alimento seguro e de qualidade. Neste estudo foi avaliada a adequa- ção de sete UANs, de grande porte, às boas práticas e verifi cada a higiene de superfícies. A avaliação da adequação às boas práticas ocorreu por meio da aplicação da lista de verificação com base na Portaria 78/09-RS. A avaliação da higiene das superfícies, por meio da técnica de Trifosfato de Adenosina bioluminescência, apontou que 13 entre as 39 superfícies analisadas foram classificadas como insatisfatórias. Todas as UANs apresentaram menos de 50% de conformidade frente à lista de verificação. Destacam-se os itens Higienização, Preparação do alimento, Armazenagem e transporte do alimento preparado, como os itens com maiores percentuais de não-conformidades. Os itens Abastecimento de água e Controle de pragas foram 100% conformes em todas as UANs. Os resultados demonstram que é imprescindível que estas UANs revejam os procedimentos de higiene e executem de forma efetiva as boas prá- ticas nas rotinas de produção e distribuição de alimentos.

  20. Brazil.

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    Brazil's population in 1985 was 135 million, with an annual growth rate (1982) of 2.3%. The infant mortality rate (1981) was 92/1000, and life expectancy stood at 62.8 years. 76% of the adult population was literate. Brazil is a federal republic which recognizes 5 political parties. 55% of the population is Portuguese, Italian, German, Japanese, African, or American Indian; 38% is white. Of the work force of 50 million, 35% are engaged in agriculture, 25% work in industry, and 40% are employed in services. Trade union membership totals 6 million. The agricultural sector accounts for 12% of the GDP and 40% of exports. Brazil is largely self-sufficient in terms of food. The GDP was US$218 billion in 1984, with an annual growth rate of 4%. Per capita GDP was US$1645. Brazil's power, transportation, and communications systems have improved greatly in recent years, providing a base for economic development. High inflation rates have been a persistent problem.

  1. PREVALÊNCIA DE SALMONELLA EM PRODUTOS DE FRANGOS E OVOS DE GALINHA COMERCIALIZADOS EM PELOTAS, RS, BRASIL PREVALENCE OF SALMONELLA IN CHICKEN PRODUCTS AND HEN'S EGGS FROM PELOTAS, RS, BRAZIL

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    Ana Cristina Baú

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    Full Text Available A prevalência de Salmonella em produtos de frangos e ovos de galinhas, os sorovares mais freqüentes e sua sensibilidadea a antimicrobianos, foram investigados em Pelotas, Brasil, no período de maio de 1997 a outubro de 1998. Um total de 124 amostras de produtos de frangos obtidas em supermercados e açougues e 94 amostras de 6 unidades de ovos de galinhas obtidas em supermercados e feiras-livres foram analisadas através do método convencional de cultivo. Entre as amostras de produtos de frangos analisadas, 13 (10,48% continham salmonelas. Os 13 isolamentos de salmonelas realizados foram sorotipificados como S. enteritidis (10, S. anatum (1 e S. enterica subespécie enterica sorovar 3,10:e,h:- (2. Todas as cepas isoladas foram resistentes à penicilina G e sensíveis aos demais antimicrobianos testados. Em amostras de ovos, não foram detectadas salmonelas.The prevalence of Salmonella in chicken products and hen's eggs, the most frequent serovars and their antimicrobial sensitivity, were investigated in the city of Pelotas, Brazil from May 1997 through October 1998. A total of 124 samples of chicken products obtained from local supermarkets and butcher shops, and 94 samples of eggs (6 units each obtained from supermarkets and street vendors, were examined through standard cultivation procedures. Salmonella were detected in 13 (10,48% samples of chicken products. Among the 13 strains of salmonellae isolated, 10 were serotyped as S. enteritidis, 1 was S. anatum and 2 were S. enterica subsp. enterica sorovar 3,10:e,h:-. All strains isolated were resistant to penicillin G and susceptible to the others antimicrobial drugs tested. Hen's eggs were not found contaminated with salmonellae.

  2. O fenômeno El Niño Oscilação Sul e a variabilidade interanual da evaporação do tanque Classe A e da umidade relativa do ar em Santa Maria, RS El Niño Southern Oscilation and the interannual variability of Pan evaporation and air relative humidity in Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

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    Nereu Augusto Streck

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi associar a variabilidade interanual da evaporação do tanque Classe A e da umidade relativa do ar com o fenômeno El Niño Oscilação Sul (ENOS em Santa Maria, RS. Foram utilizados os dados diários de evaporação do tanque Classe A (ECA, mm dia-1 e umidade relativa média diária do ar (UR, % medidos em Santa Maria, RS. A ECA foi medida de 1973 a 2006 e a UR de 1969 a 2006. Os anos foram classificados em El Niño (EN, La Niña (LN e Neutros (N, considerando o período de 01/07 de um ano até 30/06 do ano seguinte. Os resultados mostraram que a ECA é menor nos anos de EN e maior nos anos de LN. Já a UR foi maior em anos de EN e menor em anos de LN. O efeito do fenômeno ENOS sobre a ECA é maior nos meses de novembro, dezembro, janeiro e maio, enquanto que sobre a UR os meses de maior influência do ENOS são outubro, novembro, dezembro e maio.The objective of this study was to associate the interannual variability of Pan evaporation and air relative humidity with the El Niño Southern Oscilation (ENSO phenomenon in Santa Maria, RS, Brazil. Daily data records of Pan evaporation (PAN, mm day-1 and mean daily relative humidity (RH, % measured in Santa Maria, RS, were used. PAN was measured from 1973 to 2006 and RH was measured from 1969 to 2006. Years were grouped into El Niño (EN years, La Niña (LN years, and Neutral (N years, from July 1st of the year to June 30th of the following year. Results showed that PAN is lower in EN years and greater in LN years. On the other hand, RH was greater in EN years and lower in LN years. The effect of ENSO on PAN is greater in November, December, January, and May, whereas RH is affected by ENSO in October, November, December and May.

  3. Aspectos epidemiológicos do Rhodococcus equi em eqüinos do Município de Bagé, RS, Brasil Epidemiological aspects of Rhodococcus equi in horses from Bagé county, RS, Brazil

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    Andrea Lazzari

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi realizado com o intuito de obter informações epidemiológicas sobre o Rhodococcus equi (R. equi em seis haras do município de Bagé, estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Foram coletadas 36 amostras de solo superficial e 143 de fezes de eqüinos, sendo semeadas em meio seletivo para o R. equi (NANAT e incubadas em aerobiose a 37°C por até 72 horas. Também foi coletada amostra de solo para determinação de pH e matéria orgânica (MO de cada haras. A identificação do R. equi baseou-se na pesquisa do "fator equi" e características morfológicas, tintoriais e bioquímicas. Isolou-se o microrganismo de 75% (27/36 das amostras de solo superficial e 66,43% (95/143 das amostras de fezes de eqüinos. O isolamento do R. equi em 100% dos haras analisados comprova a disseminação desta bactéria na região estudada. Os dados obtidos na análise de pH e MO do solo não demonstraram correlação com a taxa de isolamento do R. equi do solo superficial dos haras.Epidemiological aspects about Rhodococcus equi (R. equi at six horse-breeding farms from Bagé county, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, were analysed. Soil samples (36 and equine feces (143 were collected. The objective was to verify the presence of R. equi in those samples. Six soil samples were also used for pH and organic matter (OM determination. R. equi identification was based on equi factor search and morfological, tintorial and biochemistry behavior. All the horse-breeding farms had the R. equi present in soil and feces samples. Soil yielded 75.00% (27/36 positive samples and 66.43% (95/143 of equine feces were positive. The results obtained for pH and OM from the soil had no correlation with the isolation of R. equi from soil samples of the different horse-breeding farms.

  4. Gestão ambiental integrada ao desenvolvimento sustentável: um estudo de caso em Passo Fundo (RS Environmental management integrated with sustainable development: a case study in Passo Fundo, RS, Brazil

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    Adriana Marques Rossetto

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    important discussion proposed by the article is that of defining sustainability indicators for each studied characteristic, considering the need for parameters that can identify the cities' sustainability level. The city of Passo Fundo, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, served as the pilot project to assess the proposed system.

  5. Condições de drenagem relacionadas ao trânsito de máquinas em solo de várzea (RS-Brasil Drainage conditions related with mechanization in flood plain soil (RS-Brazil

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    José A. Louzada

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available A exploração dos solos de várzeas do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, tem sido historicamente restrita ao binômio arroz irrigado-pecuária extensiva. Dentre os diversos fatores que contribuem para este quadro, as más condições de drenagem são dos mais restritivos, haja vista que, especificamente em relação ao arroz irrigado, tal situação acarreta atraso no plantio com conseqüente queda da produtividade. Como objetivo inicial, o modelo SWAP foi validado com dados de um solo típico das várzeas do Rio Grande do Sul, para posteriormente se empregá-lo na simulação de diversos cenários sob diferentes condições de drenagem e os resultados dessas simulações foram confrontados com critérios que avaliam a possibilidade de preparo do solo, com base em sua umidade. Este confronto mostrou haver relação muito estreita entre a drenagem subsuperficial e superficial; quando esta é satisfatória, os perfis de umidade podem ser compatíveis com o preparo do solo, mesmo com drenos subsuperficiais bastante espaçados; caso contrário, o crescimento no número de dias aptos para a mecanização exige a presença de drenos subsuperficiais muito próximos.The exploration of flood plains soils in the State of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil has been historically restricted to the binomial 'irrigated rice crop - livestock'. Among several factors that contribute to that situation, the bad drainage conditions are one of the most important. In relation to irrigated rice, this situation promotes late planting and, consequently, productivity reduction. After validation with measured data in a typical flood plain soil of Rio Grande do Sul, the SWAP model was used to simulate scenarios under different drainage conditions. The results were compared with criteria that evaluate soil tillage possibility based on moisture values. This comparison showed a close relationship between subsurface and surface drainage. When surface drainage is satisfactory, soil moisture

  6. Canine coronavirus (CCoV in dogs vaccinated and unvaccinated domiciliated in Pelotas, RS, Brazil Coronavirus canino (CCoV em cães vacinados e não vacinados domiciliados em Pelotas, RS

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    Full Text Available Canine coronavirus (CCoV has been reported causing enteric disease mainly in young pups. In this study, to investigate immunity and exposure to CCoV, was estimated the frequency of serum antibodies to CCoV in 121 dogs in the Pelotas, South of Brazil, by serum neutralization test (SN: 22 had not been vaccinated, 69 had been vaccinated at least once, and 30 had unknown vaccination history. Antibodies were present in 47,8% (33/69 of the vaccinated dogs, in 45,5% (10/22 of the unvaccinated, and in 43,3% (13/30 of the dogs with unknown historical vaccination. There was no significant relationship between these antibodies and sex, age, habitat, and season of collection. The results proved the circulation of the CCoV among this dog population and indicated that the infection affects a significant group of animals. The large proportion of seronegative vaccinated dogs indicates failure of CCoV vaccine in inducing neutralizing antibodies, suggesting that immunizations to CCoV should be reevaluated. The authors indicate the need for further studies in order to evaluate the impact of the infection caused by CCoV, as well as to propose and evaluate preventive measures. Coronavírus canino (CCoV foi relatado como causa de doença entérica principalmente em cães jovens. Nesse estudo, para investigar imunidade e exposição ao CCoV, foi estimado a frequência de anticorpos em 121 cães de Pelotas, sul do Brasil, pelo teste de soro-neutralização (SN: 22 não haviam sido vacinados, 69 haviam sido vacinados com pelo menos uma dose, e 30 possuíam histórico de vacinação desconhecido. Foram detectados anticorpos em 47,8% (33/69 dos cães vacinados, em 45,5% (10/22 dos não vacinados, e em 43,3% (13/30 dos cães com histórico de vacinação desconhecido. Não houve associação significativa entre os anticorpos e sexo, idade, habitação e estação da coleta. Os resultados confirmam a circulação do CCoV entre essa população de cães e indicam que a infec

  7. Evaluation of child health care in the Family Health Program, in the southern region of Porto Alegre, Brazil Evaluación de la atención a la salud infantil del Programa Saúde da Família en la región sur de Porto Alegre, Brasil Evaluación de la atención a la salud infantil del Programa Saúde da Família en la región sur de Porto Alegre, Brasil

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    Erno Harzheim

    2010-11-01

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    La atención primaria de salud (APS busca optimizar la salud y promover la equidad. Es definida, a través de SUS atributos, como el primer nivel de asistencia, caracterizándose por la continuidad e integralidad de la atención, la coordinación de la asistencia, la atención centrada en la familia, la orientación comunitaria y la aptitud cultural. En la literatura, se evidencia una creciente asociación entre sus atributos y una mayor efectividad y equidad de la atención sanitaria. Así, investigaciones que respondan preguntas complementarias sobre el binomio proceso/efectividad de la APS presentan relevancia internacional. En Brasil, desde 1994, el Ministerio de la Salud inició una estrategia de multiplicación de los servicios de atención básica llamada Programa Saúde da Familia (PSF. Esta estrategia, basada en los atributos de la APS, pretende complementar la red de servicios públicos ya existente, las Unidades Sanitarias (USs, aumentando el acceso AL Sistema Único de Saúde para la población más vulnerable. En 2002, el PSF ya atendía cerca de 30% de la población, más de 50 millones de personas, y seguía creciendo. Resulta importante, así, evaluar la extensión de los atributos de APS en los servicios de atención básica brasileños y su relación con la efectividad de la atención. Para ello fue necesario validar uma herramienta de medida de la extensión de los atributos de la APS, el Primary Care Assesment Tool (PCATool, para su uso em los servicios de atención a la salud infantil en Brasil. Además, se ha comparado la extensión de estos atributos entre El PSF y las USs de Porto Alegre, municipio del sur de Brasil, y la relación entre estos atributos y la satisfacción de los cuidadores de los niños que consultaban en estos servicios, la salud percibida por los cuidadores y la cobertura de actividades preventivas realizadas. Se ha realizado estudio transversal, a través de encuestas estructuradas incluyendo El

  8. O uso estratégico de recursos e capacidades no setor hoteleiro: o caso Ritz Porto Alegre

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    Full Text Available This paper tries to elucidate how the Ritz Hotel in Porto Alegre (Brazil compete successfully with its resources and capabilities within the range of the chosen strategy. The research is qualitative, descriptive with semi‑structured interviews and non‑participant observation. All the employees and the owner were interviewed. Among the main conclusions reached were the importance of human capital and organizational culture as competitive and operational resources. In addition, the network of contacts formed by former residents, the internet as well as government agencies contribute in the renovation of hotel guests.

  9. Exposure to classroom sound pressure level among dance teachers in Porto Alegre (RS)

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    Summary Introduction: Dance teachers are exposed to high sound intensities. Aim: To verify the sound intensity of music used by dance teachers during classes. Method: This was a transversal and prospective study. Dance teachers were evaluated with a sociodemographic questionnaire, and sound intensity level measurements were taken at the beginning, middle, and end of dance classes. Results: The sample comprised 35 teachers (average age, 31.8 years). The duration of their career as dance teache...

  10. Exposure to classroom sound pressure level among dance teachers in Porto Alegre (RS

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Dance teachers are exposed to high sound intensities. Aim: To verify the sound intensity of music used by dance teachers during classes. Method: This was a transversal and prospective study. Dance teachers were evaluated with a sociodemographic questionnaire, and sound intensity level measurements were taken at the beginning, middle, and end of dance classes. Results: The sample comprised 35 teachers (average age, 31.8 years. The duration of their career as dance teachers was 1-37 years; they worked daily for approximately 1-10 h. Among the classes followed, there were 15 (42.85% classical ballet classes, 4 (11.42% tap dancing lessons, 5 (14.28% jazz dance classes, 2 (5.71 Arab dance lessons, 6 (17.14% street dance classes, and 3 (8.57% ballroom dancing lessons. The average values observed at the beginning, middle, and end of the classes were 80.91 dB (A, 83.22 dB (A, and 85.19 dB (A, respectively. The music played in the street dance classes exposed teachers to the highest sound intensity. Conclusion: The average level of sound intensity of the dance classes in this study was either below or equal to the limit considered harmful for hearing health. Analysis of different class types showed that the sound densities of street, ballroom, and tap dance classes were above the recommended limits.

  11. Prevalência de Diabetes Mellitus em Pelotas, RS: um estudo de base populacional Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus in Southern Brazil: a population-based study

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    Juvenal Soares Dias da Costa

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar a prevalência de Diabetes Mellitus em população adulta, residente em área urbana, segundo auto-referência e valores de exame de glicemia de jejum. MÉTODOS: Realizou-se um estudo transversal de base populacional, com 1.968 pessoas de 20 a 69 anos, residentes na zona urbana da cidade de Pelotas, Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, em 2000. Estimou-se uma amostra de 1.800 indivíduos. Realizaram-se visitas domiciliares em 40 setores censitários sorteados aleatoriamente. Foi aplicado um questionário padronizado a todos participantes da pesquisa, incluindo perguntas sobre a presença de "açúcar no sangue", e quando afirmativo, se algum médico havia confirmado a doença. Uma subamostra de 367 participantes foi sorteada para realização de exames, entre os quais glicemia de jejum. Adotou-se como ponto de corte da glicemia de jejum para reconhecimento de diabetes 126 mg/dl e 140 mg/dl. Os resultados foram apresentados na forma de freqüência e respectivos intervalos de confiança de 95%. RESULTADOS: Dos entrevistados, 110 (5,6%; IC 95%: 4,6-6,6 referiram a presença de Diabetes Mellitus com diagnóstico confirmado pelo médico. Para as 367 pessoas submetidas aos exames laboratoriais, a prevalência de diabetes auto-referido e confirmada por médico foi de 7,1% (IC 95%: 4,5-9,7. CONCLUSÕES: As estimativas de prevalência encontradas são compatíveis com as obtidas em outras investigações nacionais. Os estudos epidemiológicos de base populacional são raros no Brasil e podem contribuir para o planejamento em saúde.OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus among the adult population of an urban area, according to self-reported diabetes and fasting glucose test results. METHODS: We carried out a population-based cross-sectional study of 1,968 subjects aged 20-69 years, living in the urban area of the city of Pelotas, Southern Brazil, in the year 2000. Sample size was calculated at 1,800 subjects. We visited the

  12. Estudo fenológico em três fases sucessionais de uma floresta estacional decidual no município de Santa Tereza, RS, Brasil Phenology study in three successional stages of a seasonal deciduous forest in Santa Tereza, RS, Brazil

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    Cáren Andreis

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo foi realizado em 40 parcelas de área fixa pertencentes a três estágios sucessionais, denominados: Capoeirão, Floresta Secundária e Floresta Madura, em uma Floresta Estacional Decidual no município de Santa Tereza, RS. Foram realizadas observações fenológicas quinzenais em 53 espécies arbóreas, numa média de 8,4 indivíduos por espécie, durante o período de 16 de novembro de 2001 a 10 de novembro de 2002. As fenofases observadas foram floração, frutificação e mudança foliar. Os resultados indicaram que a atividade reprodutiva manteve uma porcentagem relativamente baixa nos três estágios sucessionais durante o período observado, com tendências em ser menor durante a estação de inverno. A quantidade total de folhas na árvore, não se distinguindo estágio sucessional, diminuiu de aproximadamente 85% no período de maior atividade vegetativa para até 35% no inverno, período de repouso, sendo a Floresta Madura a subsere, que manteve os maiores porcentuais de folhas durante o período estudado.The present study was accomplished in forty permanent plots belonging to three forest successional stages, denominated: Brush Forest, Secondary Forest and Mature Forest, in a seasonal deciduous forest in the municipal district of Santa Tereza, RS, Brazil. Phenologic observations were accomplished fortnightly for 53 arboreal species, in an average of 8,4 individuals per species, during the period of November 2001 to November 2002. The stages observed were flowering, fruiting and foliage change. The results indicate that the reproductive activity remained relatively low for three successional stages during the observed period, with a tendency to be even lower during winter. The total amount of leaves on the trees, regardless of the successional stage, decreased from approximately 85%, in the period of higher vegetative activity, to 35% in the winter, resting season. The Mature Forest maintained the largest percentage

  13. Ocorrência de ixodidae parasitos de capivara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris linnaeus, 1766 na estação ecológica do Taim, Rio Grande - RS, Brasil Occurence of ixodidae parasites of capybara (Hydrochoeurus hydrochaeris linnaeus, 1766 in the ecologic area of Taim, Rio Grande - RS, Brazil

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    Afonso Lodovico Sinkoc

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi identificar as espécies de carrapatos observadas sobre capivaras na Estação Ecológica do Taim, Rio Grande- RS, Brasil. Foram examinadas 27 capivaras encontradas mortas por atropelamento na BR 471, em seu trecho que corta a Estação, sendo cole lados 497 carrapatos das espécies Amblyomma cooperi (=A. lutzi; = A. ypisilophorum, Amblyomma triste, Amblyomma tigrinum e ninfas do gênero Amblyomma. A. cooperi representou 68,41% dos carrapatos identificados, com uma freqüência de parasitismo de 92,60% dos hospedeiros, enquanto A. triste representou 24,75% dos carrapatos em 44,43% dos hospedeiros e A. tigrinum foi coletado em 14,81% dos hospedeiros, totalizando 1,21% dos carrapatos. As ninfas de Amblyomma sp. foram cotetadas em 18,51% dos hospedeiros apresentando um percentual de 5,63% do total de carrapatos. A relação macho : fêmea apresentou valores de 2,3 : 1 e 2 : l para o A. cooperi e A. triste, respectivamente. Todos hospedeiros apresentavam-se parasitados, com uma média de 18,4 carrapatos, variando de 1 a 64 carrapatos coletados por hospedeiro.The aim of this article was the identification ofthe tick species observed on capybara in wildlife in the Ecologic Area of Taim, Rio Grande - RS; Brazil. Twenly seven capybaras found dead by trample in the road BR 471 in the Ecologic Area, wereexamined ticks coilected of the species Amblyomma cooperi (= A. lutzi and = A. ypisilophorum, Amblyomma triste, Amblyomma tigrinum and ninphs of the Genus Amblyomma. Amblyomma cooperi represented 68.41% of the ticks with a frequency of parasitism of 92.60% of the hosts; Amblyomma triste species represented 24.75% of the collected ticks m 44.43% of the hosts; Amblyomma tigrinum species were coilected m 14.81% of the hosts from a total of 1.21% of the found ticks and, the nimphs of Amblyomma were coilected in 18.51% of the hosts per forming 5.63% of the ali ticks coilected. The relation mate .female showed values of 2.3:1 and 2

  14. Consumo alimentar de micronutrientes entre pré-escolares no domicílio e em escolas de educação infantil do município de Caxias do Sul (RS Dietary micronutrient intake of preschool children at home and in kindergartens of the municipality of Caxias do Sul (RS, Brazil

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    Juliana Rombaldi Bernardi

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a ingestão alimentar de micronutrientes em pré-escolares no domicílio e em escolas de educação infantil públicas e particulares. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal realizado com 362 pré-escolares entre dois e seis anos de idade, em Caxias do Sul (RS Brasil, em 2007. A ingestão alimentar na escola foi avaliada por meio do método de pesagem direta individual, e no domicílio, por meio de registro alimentar realizado pelos pais ou responsáveis. Foi calculada a ingestão alimentar de cálcio, ferro, folato, vitamina A, vitamina C e zinco de acordo com o local da refeição e tipo de escola. RESULTADOS: Houve maior ingestão de alimentos contendo ferro, folato e vitamina C durante o período em que as crianças permaneceram na escola infantil, e maior ingestão de cálcio, vitamina A e zinco no domicílio. Houve significativamente maior ingestão de alimentos contendo ferro (p=0,03, folato (p=0,03, vitamina A (pOBJECTIVE: This study assessed the adequacy of preschool children's dietary micronutrient intake at home and in public and private kindergartens. METHODS: This cross-sectional study done in 2007 included 362 preschool children aged 2-6 years from Caxias do Sul (RS, Brazil. Food intake at school was assessed by the individual direct weighing method and at home by food records kept by the parents or caregivers. Dietary intakes of calcium, iron, folate, vitamin A, vitamin C and zinc were calculated according to meal location and type of school. RESULTS: Dietary iron, folate and vitamin C intakes were higher in kindergartens and dietary intakes of calcium, vitamin A and zinc were higher at home. Dietary intakes of iron (p=0.03, folate (p=0.03, vitamin A (p<0.01 and vitamin C (p<0.01 were significantly higher in private kindergartens and dietary intakes of calcium (p<0.01 and zinc (p<0.01 were significantly higher in public kindergartens. Intakes of iron, folate, vitamin A, vitamin C and zinc were adequate but only 67.4% of

  15. Estudo exploratório da utilização de saw palmetto no tratamento da hiperplasia benigna da próstata por urologistas de Porto Alegre Investigation study concerning the saw palmetto use for the benign prostatic hyperplasia treatment by urologists in Porto Alegre

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    Gabriela Ferreira

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a utilização de fitoterápicos a base de saw palmetto na terapia sintomática da hiperplasia benigna da próstata (HBP por médicos urologistas da cidade de Porto Alegre. Consistiu em um estudo transversal, exploratório, por meio de entrevista semi-estruturada aplicada a urologistas de Porto Alegre. A amostra foi obtida utilizando catálogo do plano de saúde UNIMED- Porto Alegre. A randomização foi realizada através de sistemática aleatória, sendo sorteados trinta e cinco médicos, dos quais 21 foram selecionados para realização da pesquisa através de questionário. Todos os urologistas entrevistados avaliam e tratam pacientes com hiperplasia benigna da próstata. O saw palmetto não foi citado como terapia medicamentosa de 1ª ou 2ª escolhas no tratamento da HBP. O grupo farmacológico mais freqüentemente utilizado para o tratamento da HBP foi ∝-bloqueadores. Mais da metade dos médicos entrevistados relata ter conhecimento sobre a utilização do saw palmetto, principalmente através de artigos científicos. Os resultados indicam que o saw palmetto não é prescrito pelos urologistas em Porto Alegre, todavia a maior parte destes profissionais tem conhecimento sobre sua utilização.The aim of this work was to assess the prescription of saw palmetto phytomedicines for improving symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH by urologists in Porto Alegre (Brazil. The study was transversal and exploratory consisting of a semi-structured interview with urologists. The sample was obtained from the UNIMED Catalog - Porto Alegre (Brazil. The randomization was made by chance, being selected thirty-five physicians. The first twenty-one who accepted to participate were interviewed. All the interviewed urologists treat patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia. The saw palmetto was not mentioned as the first or second choice for treating BPH. The α-blockers were the most mentioned pharmacological

  16. INSTITUIÇÕES GOVERNAMENTAIS E PARTICIPAÇÃO CIDADÃ: FINANÇAS PÚBLICAS INCLUSIVAS EM PORTO ALEGRE - BRASIL

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    Aaron Schneider

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available A recurrent theme in political science links new forms of participatory democracy to citizens’ attitudes and their willingness to abide with their obligation to pay taxes. In this paper we examine how the citizens of Porto Alegre - Brazil view tax paying, from the perspective of material and non-material benefits. Usingsurvey data collected in Porto Alegre in 2003 with 687 interviews, we find that, overall poor sectors show a tendency to support tax paying because of the material benefits, while middle sectors also have supporting attitudes, but for non-material benefits. Through the use of logit regression we find empirical evidence of a connection between trust in participatory budget and citizenssupport for the municipal government.

  17. Comida e Direitos Humanos no Presídio Central de Porto Alegre Food and Human Rights in the Central Prison in Porto Alegre

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    Dani Rudnicki

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho busca determinar a realidade da preparação, distribuição e quantidade da comida oferecida no Presídio Central de Porto Alegre, RS, aos detentos. Ele foi elaborado utilizando-se metodologia qualitativa, a partir de observações in loco, e entrevistas realizadas no mês de fevereiro de 2010 com presos, policiais e técnicos que atuam na cozinha dessa prisão. Percebeu-se que os presos gostam da comida recebida e não reclamam de questões relativas à higiene ou qualidade. Assim, ainda que a comida não seja produzida em obediência a padrões mínimos de higiene, as críticas nesse sentido provêm apenas por parte de visitantes (políticos, juízes, promotores, defensores de Direitos Humanos, que pertencem a outra classe social e que, portanto, possuem um gosto diverso (Bourdieu. Logo, ainda que os Direitos Humanos não sejam atendidos nessa unidade prisional (em especial no que tange à Superlotação, pode-se afirmar que, no referente à alimentaçâo, o atendimento é satisfatório.This paper seeks to determine the reality of the preparation, distribution and quantity of food offered in the Central Prison of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, to the detainees. It was developed using qualitative methodology, from on-site observations and interviews conducted in february 2010 with prisoners, officers and technicians who work in thekitchen of this prison. It was noted that prisoners like the food received and did not complain of issues relating to hygiene or quality. So even though the food is not produced in compliance to minimum standards of hygiene, the criticism in this sense comes only by guests (politicians, judges, prosecutors, and defenders of human rights that belong to another class and therefore have a different taste (Bourdieu. So, although human rights are not met in this prison unit (especially with regard to over crowding, one can say that, with regard to food, the service is satisfactory.

  18. Prevalência do consumo de drogas na FEBEM, Porto Alegre Drug use prevalence at FEBEM, Porto Alegre

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    2004-03-01

    já terem utilizado drogas ilícitas.OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of drug use among institutionalized children and adolescents; to assess the degree of associated use of illicit drugs with alcohol and tobacco; and to determine which is the gateway drug to illicit drug use. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out in the Fundação Estadual do Bem-Estar do Menor, in Porto Alegre (FEBEM Southern Brazil. A questionnaire developed by the World Health Organization to determine prevalence off drug use was answered anonymously by a population of literate minors who were in FEBEM because of delinquency or due to social risk. The analysis aimed to describe the frequency of use of each drug and relate it to gender, age of beginning, and reason of institutionalization. RESULTS: A total of 382 participants answered the questionnaire. The substances most frequently used on an experimental basis were: alcohol (81,3%, tobacco (76,8%, marijuana (69,2%, cocaine (54,6%, inhalants (49,2%, anxiolytic drugs (13,4%, hallucinogens (8,4%, amphetamines (6,5% and barbiturates (2,4%. Overall, around 80% of the respondents reported having used some illicit drug at least once in the past. Licit drugs, like alcohol and tobacco, were used mainly by males, while medicines were used mostly by females. Adolescents with delinquency records showed a significantly higher frequency of alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and solvent use. The mean age of beginning was under 12 years for alcohol and tobacco use, under 13 years for marijuana and inhalants, and under 14 years for cocaine. Concomitant use of illicit and licit drugs was found to be high in this population. CONCLUSIONS: A high prevalence of precocious drug use was found among institutionalized children and adolescent, with alcohol and tobacco being used earlier than illicit drugs. Delinquent males were more likely to have used illicit drugs.

  19. Kooperative Planung im Kontext informeller Siedlungen in Porto Alegre, Brasilien

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    Wie die meisten lateinamerikanischen Großstädte zeichnet sich die Peripherie von Porto Alegre durch ein dynamisches und ungeregeltes Siedlungswachstum in Form von Landbesetzungen und illegalen Parzellierungen aus. Mit Hilfe von Methoden der qualitativen Sozial¬forschung werden anhand einer Fallstudie insbesondere die damit verbundenen städtischen Umweltkonflikte analysiert und deren Einbeziehung in kooperative Planungsverfahren untersucht. Die Prozesse des ungeregelten Siedlungswachstums am S...

  20. Composição de Heteroptera aquáticos e semi-aquáticos na área de abrangência da U.H.E. Dona Francisca, RS, Brasil: fase de pré-enchimento Composition of aquatic and semi-aquatic Heteroptera at the Hydroelectric Power Station of Dona Francisca region, RS, Brazil: before dam construction

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    Damaris B. Neri

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste estudo, foi analisada a composição dos Heteroptera do curso médio da bacia do rio Jacuí, RS, Brasil, previamente à construção da U.H.E. Dona Francisca, bem como alguns fatores abióticos que poderiam afetar a distribuição e a abundância destes organismos. Nos ambientes lênticos, amostragens quantitativas foram realizadas utilizando-se peneiras, em seis localidades (janeiro 2000. Nos ambientes lóticos, as coletas foram feitas através de amostrador de Surber (de maio a outubro de 2000, privilegiando-se a captura de espécies tipicamente bentônicas. Em cada estação, pH, oxigênio dissolvido, precipitação mensal, temperatura do ar e da água e profundidade foram medidos. Nos rios e riachos, a velocidade da corrente também foi registrada. Quinze espécies foram registradas nos ambientes lênticos, sendo Belostoma sp. e Notonecta sp. as dominantes (70%. A abundância, a riqueza e os índices de diversidade foram mais altos nos locais com maiores dimensões. Nos ambientes lóticos, foram assinaladas duas espécies de Naucoridae, Ambrysus teutonius La Rivers, 1951 e Cryphocricus vianai De Carlo, 1951, sendo a primeira dominante (65%. A abundância foi maior nos pontos com maior sombreamento, presença de árvores e/ou com detritos vegetais, ou com a macrófita Podostemum sp. (Podostemaceae no fundo, e mais baixa em locais com curso semi-regulado. Possivelmente, fatores como temperatura e precipitação acumulada estejam relacionados com a abundância mensal dos Naucoridae. Os resultados deste estudo servirão de subsídio para futuros estudos de impacto ambiental após o enchimento do reservatório da U.H.E. Dona Francisca.The Heteroptera composition in the middle course of the Jacuí River basin, RS, Brazil, and some abiotic factors that might affect their distribution and abundance were studied previously to the Dona Francisca dam construction. The insects were quantitatively sampled in six sites, in lentic environments, with

  1. Avaliação da Vulnerabilidade das Águas Subterrâneas no Município de Santa Cruz do Sul, RS/Brasil. = Vulnerability assessment of underground water in the Santa Cruz do Sul City, RS/Brazil

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    Mónica M. Martínez

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Nesta pesquisa realizada no município de Santa Cruz do Sul, RS-Brasil, utilizou-se dados pré-existentes em banco de dados de empresas privadas, estatais, municipais e federais com o objetivo de espacializar as informações através da metodologia GOD e do aplicativo SURFER™ versão 6.0. Com essa metodologia GOD utilizada foi possível prever e avaliar a vulnerabilidade natural dos aqüíferos através dos parâmetros: grau de confinamento hidráulico (G; ocorrência do suprajacente (O e distância do nível da água (D. Foi utilizada uma planilha eletrônica, MS Excel™, para dispor os parâmetros hidrodinâmicos e físico-químicos das águas subterrâneas. Ilustra-se a superfície potenciométrica indicativa do fluxo subterrâneo, as concentrações de flúor e o índice de vulnerabilidade. A faixa de variação do flúor foi de 0,0 até 3,6 mgL-1, e o índice de vulnerabilidade obtido, apresentou dos 25 poços simulados; 4 poços na classe desprezível, 7 poços na classe baixa, á poços na classe média e apenas 1 na classe alta. Discutem-se alguns aspectos relativos á legislação das águas subterrâneas e seu uso para abastecimento público. = This research took place in the Santa Cruz do Sul city, RS-Brazil, and includes pre-existing data from data banks belonging to private, governmental, municipal and federal enterprises in order to show spacialization information through GOD methodology and SURFER™ version 6.0 software. With this GOD methodology it was possible to foresee and assess aquiferous natural vulnerability through the following parameters: degree of hydraulic confinement (G; occurrence of suprajascent (O; and distance of water level (D. An MS Excel™ spreadsheet was utilized to display underground water hydrodynamic and physical-chemical parameters. The potentiometric surface is here indicative of the underground fluxes, and the fluorine concentrations and the vulnerability index are illustrated. The range of

  2. Dinâmica do pH da água das chuvas em Passo Fundo, RS Dynamics of rainfall pH in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Gilberto Rocca da Cunha

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a dinâmica do pH da água das chuvas em Passo Fundo, RS, de 1992 a 2007. A água foi coletada em recipiente de PVC (diâmetro de 10 cm acoplado a um pluviômetro, e as amostras foram armazenadas em congelador para posterior determinação do pH. A dinâmica do pH da água foi avaliada por meio das médias mensais e anuais do pH, da probabilidade empírica da distribuição dos valores anuais de pH por estação do ano e da frequência relativa acumulada do pH. A água das chuvas incidentes na região de Passo Fundo apresentou pH acima de 5,6, que é o limite para que a chuva seja considerada ácida. A análise do período de 16 anos indicou tendência de redução do pH da água das chuvas em 0,023 ao ano. Nesse período, a redução foi de 6,1 para 5,8. As chuvas foram ligeiramente mais ácidas no verão e na primavera do que no outono e no inverno. Em geral, as chuvas incidentes na região não apresentaram riscos imediatos de acidificação ambiental.The objective of this work was to evaluate the dynamics of rainfall pH in Passo Fundo, RS, Brazil, from 1992 to 2007. The rainfall pH was monitored in 50 mL samples collected in a 10-cm diameter PVC tube connected to a rain gauge; samples were then stored in a freezer for later determination of pH. The dynamics of rain water pH was evaluated through the annual and monthly averages of the pH, the empirical probability of pH values distributed over the seasons, and the pH accumulated relative frequency. The rainfall events in Passo Fundo region have pH higher than the critical threshold (pH 5.6 to be considered acid rain. The analysis of a 16-year period showed reduction of the rainfall pH at 0.023 per year. Over that period, the average pH fell from 6.1 to 5.8. The rainfalls were slightly more acidic in the summer and spring than in the autumn and winter. In general, the analysis of rainfall events in the region showed no immediate risk of environmental

  3. Causas de mortalidade perinatal em Pelotas, RS (Brasil: utilização de uma classificação simplificada Causes of perinatal mortality in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil: utilization of a simplified classification

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    Fernando Celso Barros

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    Full Text Available O coeficiente de mortalidade perinatal dos 7.392 nascimentos ocorridos nos hospitais de Pelotas, RS, (Brasil no ano de 1982, foi de 33,7 por 1.000, e 8,8% dos recém-nascidos pesaram menos de 2.500 g. As causas de mortalidade perinatal foram analisadas utilizando-se a classificação simplifícada proposta por Wigglesworth. Trinta e seis por cento dos óbitos perinatais ocorreram antes do início do trabalho de parto (natimortos antepartum, e destes, 60% pesaram mais de 2.000 g. A segunda causa mais importante de morte foi imaturidade, com 31% dos óbitos. Neste grupo, 21% pesaram mais de 2.000 g. Estes achados, assim como as altas taxas de mortalidade perinatal para grupos específicos de peso ao nascer, sugerem que algumas falhas estão ocorrendo no atendimento de saúde da população materno-infantil em Pelotas, tanto em clínicas de pré-natal como no atendimento do parto.The causes of perinatal mortality among the 7,392 hospital births which occurred in Pelotas, RS, Brazil, during 1982, were analysed using the simplified classification described by Wigglesworth. The main advantage of this classification is that it can be used even in places where post-mortems are seldom performed. The perinatal deaths were classified into five groups: a macerated fetuses without malformations, b congenital malformations, c immaturity, d asphyxia and e other causes of death. The perinatal mortality rate was 33.7 per 1,000 births, nearly equally divided between fetal and early neonatal deaths, and 8.8% of the babies were of low birthweight. Thirty-six percent of the perinatal deaths were antepartum stillbirths, and 60% of these weighed 2,000 g. or more. The second most important cause was immaturity, which accounted for 31% of the deaths. In this latter group 21% weighed 2,000 g or more at birth. These findings, as well as the high birthweight-specific perinatal mortality rates, strongly suggest that there are deficiencies in the antenatal and delivery care

  4. Uso de regressões logísticas múltiplas para mapeamento digital de solos no Planalto Médio do RS Multiple logistic regression applied to soil survey in rio grande do sul state, Brazil

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    Samuel Ribeiro Figueiredo

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Regressões nominais logísticas estabelecem relações matemáticas entre variáveis independentes contínuas ou discretas e variáveis dependentes discretas. Essas foram avaliadas quanto ao seu potencial em predizer a ocorrência e distribuição de classes de solos na região dos municípios de Ibirubá e Quinze de Novembro (RS. A partir de modelo numérico de terreno digital (MNT com 90 m de resolução, foram calculadas variáveis de terreno topográficas (elevação, declividade e curvatura e hidrográficas (distância dos rios, índice de umidade topográfica, comprimento de fluxo de escoamento e índice de poder de escoamento. Foram então estabelecidas regressões logísticas múltiplas entre as classes de solos da região com base em levantamento tradicional na escala 1:80.000 e as variáveis de terreno. As regressões serviram para calcular a probabilidade de ocorrência de cada classe de solo, e o mapa final de solos estimado foi produzido atribuindo-se a cada célula do mapa a denominação da classe de solo com maior probabilidade de ocorrência. Observou-se acurácia geral (AG de 58 % e acurácia pelo coeficiente Kappa de Cohen de 38 %, comparando-se o mapa original com o mapa estimado dentro da escala original. Uma simplificação de escala foi pouco significativa para o aumento da acurácia do mapa, sendo 61 % de AG e 39 % de Kappa. Concluiu-se que as regressões logísticas múltiplas apresentaram potencial preditivo para serem usadas como ferramentas no mapeamento supervisionado de solos.Logistic nominal regressions establish mathematical relations between continuous or discrete independent variables and discrete dependent variables. The prediction potential of the occurrence and distribution of soil classes in the region Ibirubá and Quinze de Novembro, RS, Brazil was evaluated. Using a digital elevation model (DEM with 90 m resolution, were calculated several topographic characteristics (elevation, slope, and curvature and

  5. HIV-1 epidemiology and circulating subtypes in the countryside of South Brazil

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    Carina Sperotto Librelotto

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1 has spread worldwide, with several subtypes and circulating recombinant forms. Brazil has an incidence of 20.5 HIV-1/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS patients per 100,000 inhabitants; however, the Southernmost State of Rio Grande do Sul (RS has more than twice the number of HIV-1-infected people (41.3/100,000 inhabitants and a different pattern of subtype frequencies, as previously reported in studies conducted in the capital (Porto Alegre and its metropolitan region. This study examined HIV-1/AIDS epidemiological and molecular aspects in the countryside of Rio Grande do Sul. METHODS: Socio-demographic, clinical and risk behavioral characteristics were obtained from HIV-1-positive adult patients using a structured questionnaire. HIV-1 subtypes were determined by nested-polymerase chain reaction (PCR and sequencing of the pol and env genes. RESULTS: The study sample included 149 (55% women patients with a mean age of 41.8 ± 11.9 years. Most (73.8% patients had a low education level and reported heterosexual practices as the most (91.9% probable transmission route. HIV-1 subtypes were detected in 26 patients: 18 (69.2% infected with subtype C, six (23.1% infected with subtype B and two (7.7% infected with BC recombinant forms. CONCLUSIONS: These data highlight the increasing number of HIV-1 subtype C infections in the countryside of South Brazil.

  6. Composição química da precipitação úmida da região metropolitana de Porto Alegre, Brasil, 2005- 2007

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    Daniela Montanari Migliavacca

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This work aims to quantify the wet precipitation the Metropolitan Area of Porto Alegre (MAPA, in southern Brazil, through the analysis of major ions (by ion chromatography and metallic elements (ICP/AES. By principal components analysis and cluster analysis was possible to identify the influence of natural and anthropic sources in wet precipitation. The results indicated of the higher contribution to the ions NH4+, SO4(2- and Ca2+. Thus it was possible to identify the contribution of anthropogenic sources in wet precipitation in the study area, such as power plants, oil refineries, steel and vehicle emissions.

  7. RS-predictor

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    Zaretzki, Jed; Bergeron, Charles; Rydberg, Patrik;

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    This article describes RegioSelectivity-Predictor (RS-Predictor), a new in silico method for generating predictive models of P450-mediated metabolism for drug-like compounds. Within this method, potential sites of metabolism (SOMs) are represented as "metabolophores": A concept that describes...... shown to reliably identify at least one observed site of metabolism in the top two rank-positions on 78% of the substrates. Comparisons between RS-Predictor and previously described regioselectivity prediction methods reveal new insights into how in silico metabolite prediction methods should......-validated RS-Predictor models were generated for a set of 394 substrates of CYP 3A4 as a proof-of-principle for the method. Rank aggregation was then employed to merge independently generated predictions for each substrate into a single consensus prediction. The resulting consensus RS-Predictor models were...

  8. Consumer Market for Functional Foods in South Brazil

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    Marcia Dutra de Barcellos; Rafael Laitano Lionello

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    This study aims at investigating the consumer market for functional foods (FF) in Porto Alegre, South Brazil. Functional food is any healthy food claimed to have a health-promoting or disease-preventing property beyond the basic function of supplying nutrients. Health has been named as the most significant trend and innovation driver in the global food and drinks market. Brazil is one of the leading countries in food production and consumption, and the market for functional foods have been gr...

  9. Morcegos da Fazenda Monte Alegre, Telêmaco Borba, Paraná (Mammalia, Chiroptera) Bats from Monte Alegre Farm, Telêmaco Borba, Paraná (Mammalia, Chiroptera)

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    Nélio R. dos Reis; Adriano L. Peracchi; Margareth L. Sekiama

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    A survey of bats species from Monte Alegre Farm is presented. One hundred and two bats of 14 species belonging to Phyllostomidae and Vespertilionidae were colected. Remarks about reproduction and feeding habits are included.

  10. Consumer behaviour towards organic food in porto alegre: an application of the theory of planned behaviour

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    Alexia Hoppe

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to investigate consumers' decision-making process, attitudes and values towards organic food throughout the employment of the Theory of Planned Behaviour, adapting the methodology from a European project. 450 consumers were interviewed at supermarkets and farmers' markets in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Results indicate a high penetration level and very positive attitude towards organic products. Organics are believed to be healthier, tastier, more natural and environmental friendly, although being less attractive and more expensive than conventional food. Respondents from the farmers' market represent a specific segment whose values are more oriented toward society. The findings showed an alignment between positive attitude and consumption behaviour among the surveyed consumers. The study finally contributes to the stakeholders in general, since the knowledge of the attributes more valued by consumers can help retailers to play the role of coordinators of this supply chain, stimulating producers to adhere to organic certification, helping them to upgrade their production practices and improve their income. Consumers are also benefiting from this offer in the market.

  11. Características de um grupo de usuários do Programa Saúde da Família na cidade de Campo Bom (RS, Brasil em 2006 Characteristics of Family Health Program users sample in Campo Bom (RS, Brazil during the year of 2006

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    Bárbara Niegia Garcia de Goulart

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo é conhecer as características de uma amostra da população atendida por uma Equipe de Saúde da Família que buscou atendimento em uma unidade de saúde (UBS do município de Campo Bom (RS em 2006. Foram selecionados os primeiros 200 pacientes que consultaram a UBS pesquisada no mês de janeiro de 2006 e já consultavam no serviço.Características pessoais e ligadas à busca por atendimento nos últimos doze meses foram verificadas. Dos sujeitos da amostra, 68% eram do sexo feminino. As crianças representaram 30,5% e 59% dos entrevistados apresentavam ensino fundamental incompleto. A doença crônica como motivo para procura pela UBS ocorreu em 42% dos sujeitos e 17% procuraram o serviço para prevenção primária. As doenças crônicas representaram um percentual alto da amostra e provavelmente estão associadas à busca de atendimento clínico na UBS em virtude dos sintomas e complicações decorrentes destas. Este dado demonstra a necessidade de investimentos na prevenção de incapacidades e/ou complicações e prevenção da instalação de doenças crônicas preveníveis. A partir do conhecimento mais detalhado do perfil dos usuários do serviço de saúde estudado, a equipe de saúde pode promover uma atuação mais efetiva.This study aims to describe the characteristics of Family Health Program (FHP users sample in a Basic Health Unit (BHU in Campo Bom, southern of Brazil. Based on data collected from the handbook of the first 200 patients attended in a specific BHU in January 2006, we analyzed sex, age, average number of medical and nursing consultations in the last twelve months and the reasons for requiring a BHU attendance. In this sample, 68% were female. Children represented 30.5% of the sample and 35.5% of the patients self-declared as married. In addition to that, 59% had not finished basic school. Almost half (42% of the citizens presented some chronic disease as a complaint to go to a BUH and 17

  12. Critérios de escolha de postos de saúde para acompanhamento pré-natal em Pelotas, RS Criteria for choosing primary health care facilities for prenatal care, Brazil

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    Iná S Santos

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Caracterizar o cuidado pré-natal em uma amostra representativa de mães, identificando o serviço de saúde onde estas realizaram o acompanhamento da gestação e os motivos que as levaram a escolher este local. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal, realizado nos meses de março e abril de 1997, nas quatro principais maternidades de Pelotas, RS, através de entrevista a 401 mães no pós-parto imediato. RESULTADOS: Fizeram acompanhamento pré-natal, em um posto de saúde 51% das mães, sendo a proximidade geográfica o critério mais freqüentemente referido para tal escolha (46,8%. Para 85% das mães, o serviço de saúde mais próximo de casa era um posto de saúde. No entanto, 52,2% dessas não utilizaram esse local para as consultas pré-natais alegando a má qualidade do atendimento (37,4%. Conforme referido pelas mães, entre os procedimentos de rotina do pré-natal recomendados pelo programa de saúde da rede pública, incluindo a promoção do aleitamento materno, apenas a imunização anti-tetânica foi realizada mais freqüentemente nos postos do que nos demais locais. CONCLUSÕES: Tendo em vista a expressiva utilização da rede pública para o acompanhamento pré-natal, necessitam ser implementados investimentos em educação continuada dos profissionais, com ênfase no cumprimento de normas técnicas pré-estabelecidas.OBJECTIVE: To describe the prenatal care delivered to a representative sample of mothers, identifying the health care facility they attended and to explore the reasons that led them to choose that specific health facility. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was conducted at four maternity hospitals in Pelotas, in Southern Brazil, from March to April 1997. A total of 401 mothers were interviewed at the hospital, immediately after delivery. RESULTS: The majority of mothers (51% were followed up at a primary health care facility (PHCF. The main reported reason for choosing a PHCF was its geographic accessibility (46

  13. Sistemas de previsão de requeima em cultivos de batata em Santa Maria, RS Forecast systems of late blight in potato crops in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil

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    Leosane Cristina Bosco

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Os sistemas de previsão constituem alternativa para o controle eficiente da requeima em batata e consequente redução da quantidade de fungicidas utilizados, dos custos de produção e da poluição ambiental. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os sistemas de previsão de ocorrência de requeima, Blitecast e Prophy, em cultivos de primavera e outono de batata, cultivar Macaca, suscetível a requeima, na região produtora de Santa Maria (RS. Os experimentos foram desenvolvidos na primavera de 2006 e outono de 2007 com a cultivar Macaca. Os dados meteorológicos foram coletados no centro da área experimental com uma estação automática e com psicrômetros instalados em diferentes níveis. Os tratamentos foram arranjados no delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições, sendo diferenciados por meio dos valores de severidade acumulados, calculados pelos sistemas de previsão Blitecast e Prophy. Os valores de severidade acumulados foram utilizados como indicadores do momento de aplicação de fungicida para o controle da requeima. Verificou-se que a utilização do sistema de previsão de requeima Prophy, com acúmulo de 15, 20 ou 25 valores de severidade e do sistema Blitecast com 24 valores de severidade acumulados, para o genótipo de batata suscetível, Macaca, permite reduzir o número de aplicações de fungicidas sem afetar significativamente a produtividade de tubérculos comerciais.The forecast systems are an alternative to the efficient control of late blight potatoes and consequent reduction in the amount of fungicide and thereby reduce production costs and environmental pollution. The objective of this study was to evaluate forecast systems, Blitecast and Prophy, for late blight occurrence in Macaca potato cultivar in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. The experiments were carried out during Spring 2006 and Autumn 2007 with the Macaca cultivar characterized as susceptible to late blight. Meteorological

  14. Prevalência de cardiopatias congênitas em portadores da síndrome de Down na cidade de Pelotas (RS Prevalence of congenital heart defects in patients with Down syndrome in the municipality of Pelotas, Brazil

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    Luciana T. Vilas Boas

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar a prevalência de cardiopatias congênitas em portadores da síndrome de Down na cidade de Pelotas (RS, descrevendo os tipos mais frequentes e avaliando os fatores associados. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal que incluiu crianças portadoras de síndrome de Down nascidas e residentes em Pelotas no período de janeiro de 2000 a dezembro de 2005. Os dados foram obtidos através de entrevistas realizadas nos domicílios dos pacientes, com as mães ou seus familiares legais. Para o estudo dos fatores relacionados à presença de cardiopatia congênita, foram realizadas análises univariada e bivariada. RESULTADOS: Foram entrevistadas 47 mães de pacientes com síndrome de Down, sendo que 22 (46,8% pacientes apresentavam diagnóstico de cardiopatia congênita. Destes, 28% receberam avaliação cardiológica precoce, antes dos 3 meses de vida. A cardiopatia mais frequente foi a comunicação interatrial (17%; o defeito do septo atrioventricular ocorreu em cinco pacientes. A análise bivariada entre o desfecho presença de cardiopatia congênita e os fatores preditores idade materna, idade paterna, cor dos pais e da criança, presença de outras malformações e sexo da criança mostraram que as associações não foram estatisticamente significativas. CONCLUSÕES: As prevalências de síndrome de Down e de cardiopatia congênita em nossa região apresentam-se semelhantes às encontradas por outros autores, ressaltando-se a importância da suspeita diagnóstica e do encaminhamento precoce por parte dos pediatras para avaliação cardiológica. Destaca-se também o baixo número de pacientes que realizaram cariótipo. Além disso, o número de malformações associadas foi inferior ao encontrado por outros autores.OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of congenital heart defects in patients with Down syndrome in the municipality of Pelotas, Brazil, describing the most frequent types and assessing the associated factors. METHODS: Cross

  15. Consumer behaviour towards organic food in porto alegre: an application of the theory of planned behaviour

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    Alexia Hoppe

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to investigate consumers' decision-making process, attitudes and values towards organic food throughout the employment of the Theory of Planned Behaviour, adapting the methodology from a European project. 450 consumers were interviewed at supermarkets and farmers' markets in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Results indicate a high penetration level and very positive attitude towards organic products. Organics are believed to be healthier, tastier, more natural and environmental friendly, although being less attractive and more expensive than conventional food. Respondents from the farmers' market represent a specific segment whose values are more oriented toward society. The findings showed an alignment between positive attitude and consumption behaviour among the surveyed consumers. The study finally contributes to the stakeholders in general, since the knowledge of the attributes more valued by consumers can help retailers to play the role of coordinators of this supply chain, stimulating producers to adhere to organic certification, helping them to upgrade their production practices and improve their income. Consumers are also benefiting from this offer in the market.O estudo investiga o processo de tomada de decisão dos consumidores, suas atitudes e valores em relação ao alimento orgânico pelo uso da Teoria do Comportamento Planejado, adaptando a metodologia de um estudo da União Europeia. Foram entrevistados 450 consumidores em supermercados e feiras ecológicas em Porto Alegre, Brasil. Os resultados indicam um grande nível de penetração e uma atitude muito positiva em relação aos produtos orgânicos. Os entrevistados acreditam que os alimentos orgânicos são mais saudáveis, saborosos, mais naturais e ambientalmente corretos, apesar de serem menos atraentes visualmente e mais caros que alimentos convencionais. Os respondentes das feiras ecológicas representam um segmento específico com valores mais orientados

  16. Marcas do positivismo no governo municipal de Porto Alegre

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    Full Text Available NESTE ARTIGO são examinadas as tendências teóricas dos políticos do Partido Republicano Rio-grandense, que têm por base o positivismo de Augusto Comte. Entre os princípios mais importantes, por eles observados, estava o do continuísmo político. Isto pode elucidar o fato de que, ao longo dos 40 anos de hegemonia política do PRR - de 1897 a 1937 -, Porto Alegre, capital do estado, teve apenas três intendentes.IN THIS ARTICLE is examined the theoretical set developed by the politicians of the Republican Party of Rio Grande do Sul, which were based on August Comte's positivism. Among the more important principles, observed by them, was the political trend. This can elucidate the fact that during the 40 years of the political hegemony of the PRR - from 1897 to 1937 -, Porto Alegre, the capital of the state, had only three quartmasters.

  17. RS-WebPredictor

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    Zaretzki, J.; Bergeron, C.; Huang, T.-W.;

    2013-01-01

    . RS-WebPredictor is the first freely accessible server that predicts the regioselectivity of the last six isozymes. Server execution time is fast, taking on average 2s to encode a submitted molecule and 1s to apply a given model, allowing for high-throughput use in lead optimization projects...

  18. [MaRS Project

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    Aruljothi, Arunvenkatesh

    2016-01-01

    The Space Exploration Division of the Safety and Mission Assurances Directorate is responsible for reducing the risk to Human Space Flight Programs by providing system safety, reliability, and risk analysis. The Risk & Reliability Analysis branch plays a part in this by utilizing Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) and Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) tools to identify possible types of failure and effective solutions. A continuous effort of this branch is MaRS, or Mass and Reliability System, a tool that was the focus of this internship. Future long duration space missions will have to find a balance between the mass and reliability of their spare parts. They will be unable take spares of everything and will have to determine what is most likely to require maintenance and spares. Currently there is no database that combines mass and reliability data of low level space-grade components. MaRS aims to be the first database to do this. The data in MaRS will be based on the hardware flown on the International Space Stations (ISS). The components on the ISS have a long history and are well documented, making them the perfect source. Currently, MaRS is a functioning excel workbook database; the backend is complete and only requires optimization. MaRS has been populated with all the assemblies and their components that are used on the ISS; the failures of these components are updated regularly. This project was a continuation on the efforts of previous intern groups. Once complete, R&M engineers working on future space flight missions will be able to quickly access failure and mass data on assemblies and components, allowing them to make important decisions and tradeoffs.

  19. Fobia social: estudo da prevalência em duas escolas em Porto Alegre Social phobia: a study of the prevalence in two schools in Porto Alegre

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    Gabrielly Cruvinel Fernandes

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A fobia social é freqüente entre adolescentes, sendo importante a sua identificação e a determinação de potenciais prejuízos. OBJETIVOS: Relatar a prevalência e o impacto na escolaridade da fobia social em uma amostra de adolescentes. MÉTODOS: O inventário de fobia social (SPIN foi administrado em 525 alunos dos ensinos fundamental e médio, de ambos os sexos, em uma escola pública e em uma particular, na cidade de Porto Alegre, Brasil, porquanto 32 foram excluídos por respostas incompletas. Foi aplicado também um questionário para identificação das características sociodemográficas da amostra. RESULTADOS: De acordo com o SPIN, 114 dos 493 alunos (23,12% obtiveram escores iguais ou superiores a 19 pontos no referido inventário, indicando a presença de sintomas compatíveis com o diagnóstico de fobia social. As meninas tenderam a apresentar maior freqüência de transtorno de ansiedade social em relação aos meninos (p = 0,053. Não foi encontrada associação significativa entre repetência e fobia social. CONCLUSÕES: Os sintomas compatíveis com o diagnóstico de fobia social são prevalentes em adolescentes e, em virtude de seu curso crônico, podem causar sérios prejuízos nestes indivíduos. Neste estudo, não foi possível correlacionar fobia social com repetência escolar. No entanto, é de fundamental importância a identificação e o tratamento precoce deste transtorno de ansiedade.Social phobia is frequent among adolescents, and its identification and determination of potential impairments are of great importance. OBJECTIVES: To report the prevalence and impact of social phobia on education in a sample of adolescents. METHODS: The Social Phobia Inventory (SPIN was administered to 525 students of primary and high school, of both genders, in one public and one private school in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil, but 32 students were excluded from the study due to incomplete answers. A sociodemographic questionnaire

  20. Violência sexual e sua prevalência em adolescentes de Porto Alegre, Brasil

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    Polanczyk Guilherme Vanoni

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar a prevalência da exposição à violência sexual entre adolescentes estudantes de escolas estaduais. MÉTODOS: Foram selecionadas 52 escolas estaduais de Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil, com ensino fundamental completo, por meio de um processo de amostragem aleatória, estratificada de acordo com o tamanho das escolas. Foi selecionada, em cada escola, uma turma de oitava série por sorteio aleatório e foram incluídos todos os adolescentes presentes nas salas de aula que consentiram em participar do estudo. Foi utilizado o instrumento Triagem da Exposição de Crianças à Violência na Comunidade para identificar jovens que foram vítimas, testemunhas ou que conheciam vítimas de atos de violência sexual. RESULTADOS: Foram incluídos 1.193 adolescentes, representando 10,3% dos alunos matriculados na oitava série da rede estadual da cidade. Vinte e sete (2,3% adolescentes relataram ter sido vítimas de violência sexual, 54 (4,5% ter sido testemunhas de algum tipo de violência sexual e 332 (27,9% relataram conhecer alguém que tenha sido vítima de violência sexual. CONCLUSÕES: A exposição à violência sexual pelas três formas de contato relatadas mostrou-se freqüente entre os adolescentes estudados. São necessários estudos que abordem a violência sexual como um fenômeno social amplo, com múltiplos fatores associados, amparando estratégias comunitárias de prevenção e de tratamento.

  1. The Porto Alegre Early Life Nutrition and Health Study

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    Benjamin Wilk Chaffee

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Early childhood caries is a persistent worldwide problem. The etiologic contribution of feeding practices has been less frequently investigated in prospective studies of young children. The Porto Alegre Early Life Nutrition and Health Study has followed a birth cohort of 715 mother-child pairs, recruited from municipal health centers, originally involved in a cluster-randomized controlled trial of healthcare worker training. The birth cohort links prospectively collected socio-demographic, infant feeding, and general and oral health information. To date, oral health data, including caries status and oral health-related quality of life, have been collected for 458 children at the age of 2-3 years. Studies are underway to investigate possible determinants and consequences of oral health among these children.

  2. Trails, RS2477, RS2477, Published in 2005, Daggett County.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Trails, RS2477 dataset, was produced all or in part from Other information as of 2005. It is described as 'RS2477'. Data by this publisher are often provided...

  3. DIAGNOSIS OF RECYCLABLE WASTES COLLECTED BY SCAVENGERS IN THE CITY OF PASSO FUNDO/RS (BRAZIL) = DIAGNÓSTICO DO PROCESSO DE COLETA E COMERCIALIZAÇÃO DE RECICLÁVEIS REALIZADO POR CATADORES NA CIDADE DE PASSO FUNDO/RS (BRASIL)

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    Aline Pimentel Gomes; Adalberto Pandolfo; Dayane Muhammad; Elvis Carissimi; Marcele Salles Martins

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    This paper aims to diagnose the recyclable wastes collected by scavengers in the city of Passo Fundo/RS. The data regarding the collection of recyclables were obtained from the collectors themselves, to scrap dealers operating in the city and through social entities to which these workers are linked. The research instruments were interviews, forms and direct observations. The results show there are about 1.500 recyclable collectors in the city, including youth and children, 97% work independe...

  4. As origens da cidade moderna a República Velha no Vale dos Sinos =The origins of the modern city the Old Republic in the Vale dos Sinos/RS/Brazil

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    Müller, Alex Juarez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo desse artigo é identificar como ocorreu o processo de modernização das cidades de São Leopoldo e Taquara, na República Velha, para compreender os motivos da implantação da nova cidade sobre a antiga urbe colonial-imperial. Taquara e São Leopoldo estão localizadas no Rio Grande do Sul na região denominada de Vale do Rio dos Sinos, uma área de colonização portuguesa e alemã que exerceu na República Velha um importante papel na economia, política e cultura do Estado, já que era vital no abastecimento de alimentos da capital Porto Alegre e uma importante aliança dos republicanos. A modernização das áreas urbanas de São Leopoldo e Taquara na República tinham o objetivo de disciplinar os lugares por meio da interferência dos usos e costumes tradicionais da população. A modernização foi realizada sob a perspectiva da elite comercial que almejava o espaço urbano delimitado e distante da maioria populacional que vivia na zona rural. Essa análise é realizada por meio de fontes tais como: os códigos de posturas e bibliografias locais de diletantes disponíveis em acervos de instituições da região do Vale dos Sinos. Os resultados preliminares apontam que as cidades republicanas de São Leopoldo e Taquara reconfiguraram as representações urbanas através da segregação dos espaços urbano e rural, sob os interesses dos poderes locais.

  5. RS-232 Led Board

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    2007-01-01

    This article demonstrates how to develop a Microchip PIC16F84 based device that supports RS-232 interface with PC. Circuit (LED Board) design and software development will be discussed. PicBasic Pro Compiler from microEngineering Labs, Inc. is used for PIC programming. Development of LED Board Control Console using C/C++ is also briefly discussed. The project requires basic work experience with Microchip PICs, serial communication and programming.

  6. Isolation and identification of Acanthamoeba spp. from thermal swimming pools and spas in Southern Brazil.

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    Fabres, Laura Fuhrich; Rosa Dos Santos, Sayonara Peixoto; Benitez, Lisianne Brittes; Rott, Marilise Brittes

    2016-03-01

    Free-living amoebae (FLA) are widely distributed in soil and water. A few number of them are implicated in human disease: Acanthamoeba spp., Naegleria fowleri, Balamuthia mandrillaris and Sappinia diploidea. Species of Acanthamoeba can cause keratitis and brain infections. In this study, 72 water samples were taken from both hot tubs and thermal swimming pools in the city of Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, to determine the presence of Acanthamoeba in the water as well as perform the phenotypic and genotypic characterization of the isolates. The identification of the isolates was based on the cysts morphology and PCR amplification using genus-specific oligonucleotides. When the isolates were submitted to PCR reaction only 8 were confirmed as belonging to the genus Acanthamoeba. The sequences analysis when compared to the sequences in the GenBank, showed genotype distribution in group T3 (12,5%), T5 (12,5%), T4 (25%) and T15 (50%). The results of this study confirmed the presence of potentially pathogenic isolates of free living amoebae in hot swimming pool and spas which can present risks to human health.

  7. The first report in Brazil of severe infection caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA

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    R. Rozenbaum

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA is an emergent pathogen in Brazil. However, there are no data on the prevalence of CA-MRSA. We report here the first well-characterized case of severe life-threatening CA-MRSA infection in a child living in Rio de Janeiro city. The patient had many complications including hematogenous osteomyelitis and involvement of multiple sites requiring drainage of soft-tissue abscess, and pleural and pericardial empyema. The MRSA isolates recovered were genotyped using PFGE, SCCmec typing and multilocus sequence typing. Disk diffusion tests were performed following Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute recommendations. In addition, the presence of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL was assessed by PCR amplification, using specific primers for lukF-pv (encoding for the F subunit of the PVL. The bacterial isolates were related to the ST30-SCCmecIV lineage (Oceania Southwest Pacific clone, a PVL producer CA-MRSA previously detected in Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. Also, the isolates analyzed were susceptible to all non-β-lactam antibiotics tested. The present report demonstrates that disseminated CA-MRSA disease is also occurring in Rio de Janeiro. Thus, the empirical treatment of moderate or severe infections suspected of being associated with CA-MRSA needs to be reviewed in order to allow prompt initiation of an effective therapy that also covers these microorganisms.

  8. Plumbemia em trabalhadores da indústria de reciclagem de baterias automotivas da Grande Porto Alegre, RS Blood lead levels in the battery recycling industry of the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre, RS

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    Renato Minozzo

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available A reciclagem de baterias pode contaminar o ar, o solo e a água, não só no lugar de processamento, mas também nas regiões circunvizinhas, sendo que os resíduos permanecem no local mesmo após o término da atividade. No presente artigo descrevemos os resultados da avaliação da plumbemia em 53 operários que trabalhavam com reciclagem de baterias automotivas e em 53 indivíduos sem história de exposição. Os dados obtidos foram comparados e discutidos em relação às normas do Ministério do Trabalho (MT e da Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA. A plumbemia no sangue do grupo controle foi de 2,44±1,15 µg/dl e, no grupo exposto, de 59,43±28,34 µg/dl, sendo que 79,2% dos indivíduos mostraram níveis acima do valor de referência (até 40 µg/dl. Estudos recentes recomendam estratégias para prevenir a intoxicação com chumbo: identificação, eliminação ou controle da fonte, monitoração da exposição e respectivos danos e um programa de recompra de baterias usadas das por parte da indústria de origem.Battery recycling may contaminate soil, air and water not only at the processing site but also in the neighboring areas, inasmuch as the residues remain at the site even after the end of the activity. In the present article, we describe the results of plumbism evaluation in 53 individuals that work with car battery recycling and 53 individuals without history of lead exposure. The obtained data were compared and discussed according to the regulations of Brazilian Ministry of Labor and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Blood lead levels in the control group were 2.44 ± 1.15 µg/dl and 59.43 ± 28.34 µg/dl in the exposed group. 79.2 % of the individuals presented levels above the reference value (40 µg/dl. Recent studies recommend strategies to prevent lead intoxication: source identification, control or elimination, monitoring of environmental exposure and hazards and a buy-back program of used batteries by the industry of origin.

  9. Dry season distribution of hydroids in a small tropical estuary, Pernambuco, Brazil

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    Calder, D.R.; Maÿal, E.M.

    1998-01-01

    Hydroid distribution patterns along a horizontal ecocline in the Rio Formoso/Rio Ariquindá/Rio Porto Alegre system, a small and seasonally poikilohaline estuary on the tropical northeast coast of Brazil, were investigated. Collecting was undertaken during the dry season, in November 1993, by diving

  10. Variação do número de estômatos e micropêlos em Paspalum vaginatum Sw: em relação às condições abióticas numa marisma do estuário da Lagoa dos Patos, RS-Brasil Variation in the number of stomata and microhairs of Paspalum vaginatum Sw: en relation to abiotic conditions in a breakwater in the Lagoa dos Patos estuary, RS-Brazil

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    Eleci de Oliveria Bastos

    1992-12-01

    Full Text Available Paspalum vaginatum Sw., gramínea perene, estolonífera, com folhas anfistomáticas e pequenas é característica de pântanos salgados, crescendo em condições estressantes na marisma da lagoa dos Patos, molhe oeste da Barra do Rio Grande, RS. Foram feitas contagens mensais de estômatos e micropêlos nas superfícies adaxial e abaxial das lâminas e relacionadas às características abióticas do ambiente. O número de micropêlos da superfície foliar abaxial variou significativamente e diretamente com a temperatura da água intersticial junto às rizosferas. Estes, porém, não mantiveram correlação com a salinidade intersticial. Os resultados sugerem que a espécie seja uma halófita facultativa. O número de estômatos da superfície abaxial manteve um relacionamento inverso com a pluviosidade. Paspalum vaginatum, apresenta-se como uma espécie com características xeromórficas.Paspalum vaginatum Sw., a perennial, stoloniferous grass with small leaves presenting stomata on both epidermises is characteristic of salt marshes, growing under stressful conditions near the west breakwater of the Rio Grande outlet, Lagoa dos Patos, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Monthly counts of stomata and microhairs on the adaxial and abaxial surfaces were related to the abiotic characteristics of the enviroment. The number of microhairs of the abaxial leaf surface varied significantly and directly with interstitial water temperature close to the rhyzosphere. However, these counts did not correlate with the interstitial salinity. The results suggest that the species is a facultative halophyte. Stomata counts of the abaxial surface showed an inverse relation to precipitation. Paspalum vaginatum appears to be a species with xeromorphic characteristics.

  11. Prevalência de toxoplasmose ovina determinada pela reação de Sabin-Feldman em animais de Uruguaiana, RS, Brasil Prevalence of toxoplasmosis in sheep from Uruguaiana (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil detected by Sabin-Feldman dye-test

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    Carlos Eduardo Larsson

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    Full Text Available Determinou-se a prevalência de toxoplasmose ovina em soros de 100 animais, provenientes de Uruguaiana, RS e abatidos em Bragança Paulista, SP, Brasil, através de reação de Sabin-Feldman (RSF. Considerando-se animais positivos aqueles com títulos > ou = 16, obtiveram-se 39% de soro-reagentes, com títulos e percentuais de soropositividade correspondentes a: 16 (66,7%, 64 (23%, 256 (2,6%, 1024 (5,1 e 4000 (2,6%.The sera from 100 ovines from Uruguaiana (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, slaughtered in Bragança Paulista (S. Paulo, Brazil, were examined for the presence of antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii using the Sabin-Feldman dye test. Considering positive those sera with titer > or = 16, the prevalence of this zoonosis was 39% with titers and percentages of seropositivity of: 16 (66.7%, 64 (23%, 256 (2.6%, 1024 (5.1% and 4000 (2.6%.

  12. Fenômeno Bullying: desvendando esta violência nas escolas públicas de Porto Alegre = The Bullying Phenomenon: unveiling this violence in public schools in Porto Alegre

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    Santos, Andréia Mendes dos

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Bullying é uma palavra inglesa que foi adotada em diversos países para se referir à intimidação. Brigas, ofensas, comentários maldosos, agressões físicas e psicológicas, repressão são tipos de violência geralmente associados à infância. Estudos indicam que brincadeiras de mau gosto podem gerar conseqüências sérias como baixa auto-estima, novas fontes de violência e, inclusive, casos de suicídio. Este estudo vem sendo desenvolvido desde julho de 2007 em quatro escolas publicas da cidade de Porto AlegreRS, totalizando 192 alunos participantes. Através de questionário e grupos focais observou-se que mais de 70% dos alunos percebem a existência de preconceitos no ambiente escolar e quase 40% consideram regular/ ruim/ péssimo as relações na escola, refletindo o mal-estar do estudante em relação à escola. Essa dinâmica vem levando cada vez mais jovens ao isolamento e a exclusão

  13. Filariose bancroftiana no Brasil Bancroftian filariasis in Brazil

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    Eliana M. M. Rocha

    1998-02-01

    Full Text Available Foi feita revisão dos estudos sobre a distribuição geográfica e prevalências da filariose linfática bancroftiana no Brasil. Entre 1951 a 1958 foram realizados inquéritos hemoscópicos e entomológicos no País, sendo a transmissão autóctone comprovada em apenas 11 Municípios: Ponta Grossa (SC, 14,5%; Belém (PA, 9,8%; Barra de Laguna (SC, 9,4%; Recife (PE, 6,9%; Castro Alves (BA, 5,9%; Florianópolis (SC, 1,4%; São Luís (MA, 0,6%; Salvador (BA, 0,4%; Maceió (AL, 0,3%; Manaus (AM, 0,2% e Porto Alegre (RS, 0,1%. A distribuição da parasitose era urbana e focal, principalmente em cidades litorâneas. As ações de controle implementadas levaram a uma apreciável queda nas taxas de microfilarêmicos sendo consideradas, a partir de então, áreas endêmicas para filariose linfática no Brasil somente as cidades de Belém e Recife. Estudos recentes mostram transmissão ativa da parasitose, com prevalências superiores às detectadas no passado, em Maceió, cujo foco era considerado extinto, e em Recife. O conhecimento da situação atual da bancroftose no Brasil é de fundamental importância para a implementação de ações de controle da endemia envolvendo o Ministério da Saúde e órgãos de saúde pública.The past and present distribution of Bancroftian filariasis in Brazil is reviewed. Parasitological and entomological surveys were conducted between 1951 and 1958, the autochthonous transmission of Wuchereria bancrofti having been found only in 11 places in the country as follows, with the corresponding prevalences: Ponta Grossa (SC, 14.5%; Belém (PA, 9.8%; Barra de Laguna (SC, 9.4%; Recife (PE, 6.9%; Castro Alves (BA, 5.9%; Florianópolis (SC, 1.4%; São Luis (MA, 0.6%; Salvador (BA, 0.4%; Maceió (AL, 0.3%; Manaus (AM, 0.2% and Porto Alegre (RS, 0.1%. The distribution of infection was urban and focal, occurring mainly along the coast. Control measures carried out against filariasis achieved considerable success, reducing

  14. Avaliação da Vulnerabilidade das Águas Subterrâneas no Município de Santa Cruz do Sul, RS/Brasil. = Vulnerability assessment of underground water in the Santa Cruz do Sul City, RS/Brazil

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    Martínez, Mónica M.; José L. S. da Silva; Guido Nunes Lopes

    2008-01-01

    Nesta pesquisa realizada no município de Santa Cruz do Sul, RS-Brasil, utilizou-se dados pré-existentes em banco de dados de empresas privadas, estatais, municipais e federais com o objetivo de espacializar as informações através da metodologia GOD e do aplicativo SURFER™ versão 6.0. Com essa metodologia GOD utilizada foi possível prever e avaliar a vulnerabilidade natural dos aqüíferos através dos parâmetros: grau de confinamento hidráulico (G); ocorrência do suprajacente (O) e distância do ...

  15. Simulação do impacto da mudança climática sobre a água disponível do solo em agroecossistemas de trigo, soja e milho em Santa Maria, RS Simulation of the impact of the climate change on the fraction of transpirable soil water in wheat, soybean, and maize agroecosystems at Santa Maria, RS, Brazil

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    Nereu Augusto Streck

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available O impacto de uma possível mudança climática sobre a água disponível em agroecossistemas é um assunto de interesse no planejamento do agronegócio. O objetivo deste estudo foi simular o impacto da mudança climática sobre o balanço de água no solo em agroecossistemas de trigo, soja e milho em Santa Maria, RS. Foram criados cenários meteorológicos dobrando-se a quantidade de CO2 com diferentes aumentos de temperatura do ar com e sem aumento de precipitação pluvial. A água disponível no solo foi representada pela fração de água transpirável no solo pelas plantas (FATS e calculada com modelos matemáticos disponíveis na literatura. Os resultados mostraram que o aumento de temperatura diminui a FATS e esta diminuição é mais preocupante nas culturas de verão (soja e milho do que na cultura do trigo.The impact of the projected climate change on soil water is an important and relevant issue for planning rural activities. The objective of this study was to simulate the fraction of transpirable soil water (FTSW in wheat, soybean and maize agroecosystems under climate change scenarios in Santa Maria, RS. Air temperature and rainfall were modified to generate climate change scenarios. FTSW was simulated with models available in the literature. The results showed that an increase in air temperature decreases FTSW and this decrease is more evident in soybean and maize than in wheat agroecosystems.

  16. Relações entre condutividade hidráulica, transmissividade, condutância longitudinal e sólidos totais dissolvidos para o aquífero livre de Caçapava do Sul (RS, Brasil Relationship among hydraulic conductivity, transmissivity, longitudinal conductance and total dissolved solids for the free aquifer of Caçapava do Sul (RS, Brazil

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    César Augusto Moreira

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available A água subterrânea é um importante recurso ao abastecimento público, principalmente para comunidades periféricas em grandes cidades ou pequenos municípios, onde a instalação ou prolongamento de sistemas de distribuição são economicamente inviáveis. Estudos voltados à análise da vulnerabilidade de aquíferos são relevantes para subsídio a políticas públicas em saneamento básico e preservação ambiental. Este estudo contou com o cadastro de 23 poços rasos localizados no município de Caçapava do Sul (RS, onde foram realizadas medidas de resistividade elétrica e cargabilidade por meio de geofísica, e medidas diretas de condutividade hidráulica e sólidos totais dissolvidos. A análise estatística dos dados demonstrou diversos graus de correlação entre parâmetros, basicamente condicionados a fatores geológicos como porosidade, permeabilidade e sólidos totais dissolvidos.Groundwater is an important resource for the public supply, mainly for the attendance of peripheral communities in large cities or small cities, where the installation or prolongation of distribution systems is economically unfeasible. Studies related to the vulnerability analysis in aquifers are important for subsiding public policies in basic sanitation and environmental preservation. This study was supported by the cadaster of 23 shallow wells localized in Caçapava do Sul (RS. Measurements of electric resistivity and chargeability were performed by geophysical methods, direct measures of hydraulic conductivity and total dissolved solids. The data statistics analysis demonstrated several degrees among parameters, conditioned to geological factors as porosity, permeability and total dissolved solids.

  17. Disposição dos consumidores porto-alegrenses à compra de carne bovina com certificação Willingness of consumers from Porto Alegre county, Rio Grande do Sul state, for purchasing beef meat with certification

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    João Pedro Velho

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Analisou-se o perfil de consumidores de carne bovina e determinou-se o consumo de carne com certificação visando obter dados sobre a importância e o valor da certificação da carne na hora da compra. Avaliou-se ainda o conhecimento do consumidor de carne bovina quanto à certificação da carne e quanto esse consumidor paga por este processo. A pesquisa foi realizada em uma rede de supermercados, mediante a aplicação de questionários dirigidos às pessoas próximas aos balcões com carne, independentemente da espécie animal. Os consumidores exigem alimentos com qualidade e certificados confiáveis que demonstrem e garantam a qualidade dos alimentos, porém, estão dispostos a pagar somente um pouco a mais pela certificação, em comparação ao valor atual de mercado, provavelmente pelo fato de sua renda mensal não permitir maior valorização desse atributo.The profile of beef meat consumers was analyzed, as well as the consumption of certificated meat, with the objective of obtaining data on the importance the of certification value at the purchasing occasion. The aim of this study was to evaluate the beef meat consumers awareness regarding the meat certification and how much they are willing to pay for this process. The data survey was carried out in only one supermarket chain from the city of Porto Alegre - RS, Brazil, which authorized the research interviewing people through questionnaires, close to refrigerator counters of any meat species. It was observed that consumers are demanding for food with quality attributes, with trustful certifications that testify these quality attributes. However, the data obtained from interviews with consumers showed that they are willing to pay only little more for certification than the current price, probably due to the fact that their average monthly income ranges from one to six minimum wages.

  18. Uso de regressões logísticas múltiplas para mapeamento digital de solos no Planalto Médio do RS Multiple logistic regression applied to soil survey in rio grande do sul state, Brazil

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    Samuel Ribeiro Figueiredo; Elvio Giasson; Carlos Gustavo Tornquist; Paulo César do Nascimento

    2008-01-01

    Regressões nominais logísticas estabelecem relações matemáticas entre variáveis independentes contínuas ou discretas e variáveis dependentes discretas. Essas foram avaliadas quanto ao seu potencial em predizer a ocorrência e distribuição de classes de solos na região dos municípios de Ibirubá e Quinze de Novembro (RS). A partir de modelo numérico de terreno digital (MNT) com 90 m de resolução, foram calculadas variáveis de terreno topográficas (elevação, declividade e curvatura) e hidrográfic...

  19. A New Look at Teenage Pregnancy in Brazil

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    Cristiane S. Cabral; Maria Luiza Heilborn

    2011-01-01

    This paper brings a synthesis of some of the main results provided by GRAVAD survey (Teenage pregnancy: multicentric study about youth, sexuality and reproduction in Brazil). GRAVAD is a study about sexual and reproductive behavior among Brazilian youth that interviewed 4,634 individuals in a population survey with a random sample. Women and men between 18 and 24 years old were interviewed in three capitals—Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador. “Teen pregnancy” is not the consequence of ...

  20. Colonization of artificial substrate by freshwater macroinvertebrates, in the Jacuí River Delta, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil

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    Daniel Pereira

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Experiments to evaluate the limnic macroinvertebrates that colonize artificial substrates were performed at two experimental stations located in Jacui Channel (CJ and Cais do Porto (PO, both part of the Jacui Delta in Porto Alegre, RS, southern Brazil. Substrates were built in PET bottles containing an internal nylon screen. In CJ, L. fortunei (8229.0 ind.m-2, Chironomidae (188.9 ind.m-2, and Heleobia piscium (39.6 ind.m-2 presented the highest values of average density. In PO, L. fortunei (3233.0 ind.m-2, Chironomidae (288.9 ind.m-2, and Oligochaeta (211.1 ind.m-2 presented the highest values of average density. The freshwater sponge, Trochospongilla paulula, presented an incrustation area of 0.016m2, that corresponded to 31% of the total external substrate surface (PET bottles. Trochospongilla paulula also grew over the golden mussel valves (epizoism. Significant differences between average densities of Oligochaeta verified in the sustrates from CJ (lowest value and PO (highest value were found using the statistics Mann-Whitney Test (p=0.01. Other significant differences (p<0.0001 between the bioincrustation areas of T. paulula in the substrates from CJ (highest value and PO (lowest value were found. The average densities of other taxa in substrates from both CJ and PO did not differ statistically. The substrate was adequate for the sampling of macroinvertebrates, especially Porifera, a group that is difficult to sample.

  1. PREVALENCE OF RISK FACTORS FOR HEPATITIS C AND ASSOCIATED FACTORS: a population-based study in southern Brazil

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    David Timm KVITKO

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Context The hepatitis C is a severe public health problem worldwide because its consequences. Studies which aim at determining the prevalence of risk factors are really important to understand the problem. Objective To estimate the prevalence and factors associated with some risk factors for the disease in a community, called Restinga, located in the city of Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. Method This paper is based on a population-based cross-sectional study, with systematic sampling and proportional to the size of census tracts in which 3,391 adults answered a standardized questionnaire. Results The prevalence of blood transfusion among the people who were interviewed was 14.98%, 60.83% of those had it before 1993. A total of 16.16% of the people had a tattoo, 7.23% wore a piercing, 1.09% said they had already injected illicit drugs and 12.39% reported previous hospitalization. Prevalence ratios showed that tattoos were more common among young people, piercings among women and illicit drugs among men. Conclusions To summarize, the recognition of risk factors for hepatitis C enables proper screening of possible carriers of the hepatitis C virus, thus enabling a reduction in virus shedding. However, being only possible if health services are prepared to deal with hepatitis C virus, through education and public awareness.

  2. DIAGNOSIS OF RECYCLABLE WASTES COLLECTED BY SCAVENGERS IN THE CITY OF PASSO FUNDO/RS (BRAZIL = DIAGNÓSTICO DO PROCESSO DE COLETA E COMERCIALIZAÇÃO DE RECICLÁVEIS REALIZADO POR CATADORES NA CIDADE DE PASSO FUNDO/RS (BRASIL

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    Aline Pimentel Gomes

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to diagnose the recyclable wastes collected by scavengers in the city of Passo Fundo/RS. The data regarding the collection of recyclables were obtained from the collectors themselves, to scrap dealers operating in the city and through social entities to which these workers are linked. The research instruments were interviews, forms and direct observations. The results show there are about 1.500 recyclable collectors in the city, including youth and children, 97% work independently, in precarious conditions, they have to travel long distances to collect recyclable waste in the downtown area. The collectors have low education level, while 24% are illiterate, most of them have the collecting activity as the only source of income and 92% receive a value below the minimum wage. The price of recyclable wastes paid to collectors is low due the large number of middlemen and the long distance to the recycling industry. = Este artigo tem como objetivo diagnosticar o processo de coleta e comercialização de resíduos recicláveis, realizado pelos catadores da cidade de Passo Fundo/RS. Dados referentes ao trabalho dos catadores de recicláveis foram obtidos em entidades assistenciais ligadas aos catadores, com os sucateiros da cidade e com os próprios trabalhadores por meio de entrevistas, formulários e observações diretas. Os resultados demonstram que existem cerca de 1.500 catadores na cidade, incluindo jovens e crianças, 97% trabalham de forma autônoma, em condições precárias e têm que percorrer grandes distâncias para realizar a catação na área central da cidade. Os catadores possuem baixa escolaridade, sendo que 24% são analfabetos, a maioria tem a atividade de catação como única fonte de renda e 92% recebem um valor inferior ao salário mínimo. Além disso, o grande número de atravessadores e a grande distância até a indústria de reciclagem fazem com que os preços pagos pelos recicláveis aos catadores sejam

  3. Parasitóides de lepidópteros minadores presentes em plantas de crescimento espontâneo em pomar orgânicos de citrus montenegro - RS Parasitoids of leafmining lepidoptera in spontaneous growth plants in an organic citrus orchard in montenegro, RS, Brazil

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    Janaína Pereira dos Santos

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivos verificar se Phyllocnistis citrella ataca plantas de crescimento espontâneo, presentes em pomar de citros orgânicos, identificar nestas plantas outros lepidópteros minadores e seus parasitóides, e verificar se estes parasitóides são os mesmos relatados para P. citrella. O trabalho foi conduzido no município de Montenegro-RS, em um pomar orgânico do híbrido 'Murcott' (Citrus sinensis x C. reticulata. Realizaram-se amostragens quinzenais, de maio de 2003 a maio de 2004, coletando-se, em cada ocasião, todas as folhas com minas contidas na área delimitada por um aro de 0,28 m², que era jogado nas linhas e nas entrelinhas de 30 árvores sorteadas. O material coletado foi levado ao laboratório para triagem. Durante o estudo, foram registradas 11 espécies de lepidópteros minadores e 12 espécies de microimenópteros parasitóides. Alguns gêneros identificados neste estudo já haviam sido relatados em várias regiões do mundo com espécies parasitando P. citrella, tais como Chrysocharis, Closterocerus, Sympiesis (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae e Bracon (Hymenoptera: Braconidae.This work aimed to check if Phyllocnistis citrella attacks spontaneous growth plants present in an organic citrus orchard, to identify in these plants other leafmining Lepidoptera and its parasitoids, and to verify if the parasitoids species are the same ones reported for P. citrella. The work was conducted in Montenegro, RS, in an organic orchard of the hybrid 'Murcott' (Citrus sinensis x C. reticulata. Samplings were taken every other week, from May 2003 to May 2004, with a ring of 0.28 m² being randomly thrown in the lines and interlines of 30 trees. All the plants with mines inside of the ring were collected. The screening of the material was made in laboratory. Eleven species of leafmining Lepidoptera and 12 species of microhymenopteran parasitoids were found. Some genera identified that this study had been already reported in

  4. The rural after the exodus: the implications of the depopulation of the fields in Arroio do Só - Santa Maria/RS, Brazil O rural depois do êxodo: as implicações do despovoamento dos campos no distrito de Arroio do Só, município de Santa Maria/RS, Brasil

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    Fabricio Teló

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to understand the sociospatial transformations resulting from the depopulation of the fields and their effects on the rural landscape of Arroio do Só in Santa Maria - RS. To this end, we attempted to identify changes in the way of life of rural people, their activities and relationships and understand how this process has occurred, its causes and its impact on quality of life and social structure of the population that remained in place. The discussion on the modernization of agriculture is key to understanding this process. This district was chosen as a research site because it is a town that, in the past, had a very big socioeconomic dynamism, and now, according to the bankruptcy of several companies and the consequent emigration of much of the population, the sociospatial dynamic has changed. It was collected data from a secondary source of FIBGE and FEE in order to periodize population dynamics of the district, county and state. The qualitative research was conducted through interviews with the subjects in the field and their representatives, with the help of the Field DiaryEste trabalho tem por objetivo apreender as transformações socioespaciais decorrentes do processo de despovoamento dos campos e seus reflexos sobre a paisagem rural do distrito de Arroio do Só, em Santa Maria – RS. Para isso buscou-se identificar as mudanças no modo de vida da população rural, suas atividades e relações e compreender como se deu esse processo, suas causas e suas repercussões na qualidade de vida e na estrutura social da população que permaneceu no local. A discussão sobre a modernização da agricultura é fundamental para a compreensão desse processo. Esse distrito foi escolhido como local de pesquisa por ser uma localidade que, no passado tinha um grande dinamismo socioeconômico, e agora, em função das falências das várias empresas e da consequente emigração de grande parte da população, a dinâmica socioespacial

  5. Flutuação populacional de Grapholita molesta (Busck com armadilhas de feromônio sexual na cultura do pessegueiro em Bento Gonçalves, RS, Brasil Seasonal fluctuation of Grapholita molesta (Busck using sexual pheromon in peach orchards in Bento Gonçalves, RS, Brazil

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    Cristiano João Arioli

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    Full Text Available A flutuação populacional de machos de Grapholita molesta (Busck, 1916 (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae foi avaliada em dois pomares comerciais de pessegueiro da cultivar Chiripá em Bento Gonçalves, RS, entre julho de 2000 a junho de 2002. Os insetos foram capturados por meio de armadilhas Delta (duas por pomar iscadas com a formulação comercial do feromônio sexual sintético (E-8-dodecenil-acetato + Z-8-dodecenil-acetato + Z-8-dodecenol e avaliados semanalmente. Foram observados quatro picos populacionais durante o período de produção do pessegueiro: quarta semana de agosto, primeira de novembro e dezembro, e segunda de janeiro. A temperatura média dos sete dias anteriores à cada avaliação foi correlacionada positivamente com o número de adultos da G. molesta capturados nas armadilhas. As informações deste trabalho podem ser utilizadas para orientar os produtores de pessegueiro, visando a direcionar as táticas de controle para os períodos em que a população do inseto for mais elevada nos pomares comerciais.Seasonal fluctuation of male Grapholita molesta (Busck, 1916 (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae was evaluated in two commercial peach orchards cv Chiripá in Bento Gonçalves, RS, from June of 2000 to July of 2002. The insects were evaluated weekly using Delta traps (two/orchard baited with commercial synthetic sex pheromone (E-8-dodecenil-acetato + Z-8-dodecenil-acetato + Z-8-dodecenol. Four peaks were observed during peach production period: last week of August, first of November and December and second of January. Medium temperature seven days before evaluation was positively correlated with catches of male G. molesta in the traps. Information about seasonal fluctuation can be used for growers as a tool to guide insecticide treatments for pest control in peach orchards.

  6. Natural radionuclides concentration in agricultural products and water from the Monte Alegre region

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    Measurements to determine the content of natural radionuclides were performed in agricultural products in the brazilian Central Amazon Basin Monte Alegre region, for the soil-plant transfer calculation. these measurements were concentrated in the Ingles de Souza agricultural settlement, were several uranium and thorium occurrences exist in geological formations called Monte Alegre and Faro. The values obtained in foodstuff cultivated in the anomalous region are 10 times higher than those ones observed in the Alenquer region, which is the chosen region due to its low level natural radioactivity and its proximity to the anomalous region. (author). 9 refs., 4 tabs

  7. NUEVOS PRECEPTOS PARA REGULACIONES URBANAS DEL REPARTO VISTA ALEGRE EN SANTIAGO DE CUBA

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    María Teresa Muñoz Castillo; Luis Enrique Bello Caballero

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    El reparto Vista Alegre constituye un sitio de significativos valores patrimoniales de Santiago de Cuba. Desde su génesis, en 1907, desarrolló particularidades urbano-arquitectónicas que revelaron su trascendencia como un proyecto vanguardista para su tiempo y lugar cuya praxis lo convirtió en la experiencia urbanística más importante del siglo XX en la ciudad. Sin embargo, en las últimas décadas se ha observado un creciente deterioro de la imagen urbana en Vista Alegre que ha puesto en pelig...

  8. Dípteros minadores e seus parasitóides em plantas de crescimento espontâneo em pomar orgânico de citros em Montenegro, RS, Brasil Diptera leafminers and their parasitoids in spontaneous vegetation in organic citrus orchard in Montenegro, RS, Brazil

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    Janaína Pereira dos Santos

    Full Text Available A análise de comunidades minadores e seus parasitóides é importante para a compreensão da regulação biótica e para a manutenção da biodiversidade em agroecossistemas. Este trabalho teve como objetivos registrar os dípteros minadores e seus parasitóides na vegetação de crescimento espontâneo de um pomar orgânico de citros, de maio de 2003 a maio de 2004. O trabalho foi conduzido no município de Montenegro, RS, em um pomar do híbrido tangor 'Murcott'. Realizaram-se amostragens quinzenais, coletando-se em cada ocasião todas as folhas contendo minas presentes na área delimitada por um aro de 0,28 m², que era jogado nas linhas e nas entrelinhas de 30 árvores sorteadas. No laboratório registrou-se o número de larvas e pupas de dípteros minadores por folha. Foram registradas 15 espécies de dípteros minadores, 15 espécies de plantas hospedeiras (distribuídas em seis famílias e 15 espécies de microimenópteros parasitóides (distribuídas em três famílias. Os dípteros minadores apresentaram grande especificidade às suas plantas hospedeiras. Portanto, o manejo adequado desta vegetação pode favorecer o estabelecimento e a multiplicação de inimigos naturais destes insetos minadores.Leafminers and their parasitoids communities analysis is necessary to supply information about the biotic regulation and to maintenance of the biodiversity in the agroecosystem. This study aimed to register Diptera leafminers and their parasitoids, present in the vegetation spontaneously growing at the citrus orchard from May 2003 to May 2004. The work was conducted in Montenegro, RS, in an organic orchard of the hybrid 'Murcott'. Samplings were taken fortnightly, collecting in each occasion all the plants with mines found in an area delimited by a 0.28 m² arc thrown in the lines and between lines of 30 randomly chosen trees. In the lab, the number of larvae and pupae per leaf of Diptera leafminers were recorded. Throughout the study, it was

  9. Fatores de risco para doenças crônicas não-transmissíveis: inquérito domiciliar no Município de São Paulo, SP (Brasil. Metodologia e resultados preliminares Risk factors for non-communicable chronic diseases: a domiciliary enquiry in the City of S. Paulo, Brazil. Methodology and preliminary results

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    Ricardo A. Rego

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    Full Text Available As doenças crionicas não-transmissíveis são causa importante de morte no Brasil, principalmente nos grandes centros urbanos. Existem inúmeros fatores de risco relacionados a este tipo de doenças, cuja remoção, ou atenuação, pode contribuir para o declínio da mortalidade. Descreve-se a metodologia do primeiro estudo muiticêntrico abrangente realizado na América Latina sobre a questão dos fatores de risco de doenças crônicas não-transmissíveis. No Brasil o estudo foi realizado nos municípios de São Paulo, SP e Porto Alegre, RS. São apresentados resultados preliminares para o Município de São Paulo quanto à prevalência de hipertenção arterial (22,3%, tabagismo (37,9%, obesidade (18,0%, alcoolismo (7,7% e sedentarismo (69,3%. Os resultados obtidos são comparados com dados existentes para o Brasil e outros países, e discute-se a relação entre a magnitude dos diversos fatores de risco e a mortalidade por doenças cardiovasculares em São Paulo e alguns países desenvolvidos.The non-communicable chronic diseases are important causes of death in Brazil, mainly in the great urban centres. There are various risk factors related to these diseases, whose remotion or attenuation would contribute to a fall in mortality. The methodology of the first comprehensive multicenter study into risk factors of non-communicable chronic diseases carried out in Latin America is explained. In Brazil, this study was carried out in the cities of S. Paulo, SP and Porto Alegre, RS. Preliminary results from the city of S. Paulo as to the prevalence of arterial hypertension (22.3%, tabagism (37.9%, obesity (18.0%, alcoholism (7.7% and sedentarism (69.3% are presented. These results are compared with existing data from Brazil and other countries, and the relationship between various risk factors and the mortality from cardiovascular diseases in S. Paulo and some developed countries is discussed.

  10. Happiness is Like Water in a Net: Presentation notes on the Porto Alegre Participatory Budget, Brazil

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    2000-01-01

    Tolstoy once said that happiness is like water in a net. When you bring the net out, it loses its density. The same happens to the democratic process. You can sell its basic rules (regular elections, freedom of speech and organization, rule of law), but you can't sell its flesh. You can't have an entire society reproduced. According to our view, Participatory Budgeting is not only a government program, we think of it as part of a broader process, the building of a new social contract.

  11. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in atmospheric particles in the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre, Brazil

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    Dallarosa, J.B.; Monego, J.G.; Teixeira, E.C.; Stefens, J.L.; Wiegand, F. [Fundacao Estadual de Protecao Ambiental, Porto Alegre (Brazil)

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    The aim of the present study is to identify and quantify the main sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) associated with aerosols (PM10) collected at three different sampling stations: 8 degrees Distrito, CEASA and Charqueadas. The samples were collected between November 2001 and November 2002, and the concentrations of 16 major PAHs were determined according to EPA. The filters containing particulate matter were extracted with dichloromethane in Soxhlet and the extracts were later analysed in a gaseous chromatograph coupled to a mass spectrometer (GS/MS). The average concentrations of PAHs ranged between 0.04 and 2.30ng m{sup -3}. The analysis of principal components was applied to the chemical and meteorological variables in order to facilitate the identification of sources of PAHs emission into the atmospheric particulate. The study identified the following sources of PAHs: vehicular emissions, such as diesel oil, petrol, alcohol, and kerosene; industrial emissions, like lubricating oils; emissions from hospital waste burning, and coal burning at power plants.

  12. Qualidade higiênico-sanitária dos restaurantes cadastrados na Vigilância Sanitária de Santa Maria, RS, Brasil, no período de 2006 a 2010 Hygienic-sanitary status of restaurants recorded in the health surveillance unit of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, from 2006 to 2010

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    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve por objetivo avaliar, através dos roteiros de inspeção, as condições higiênico-sanitárias dos restaurantes cadastrados pela Vigilância Sanitária (VISA do município de Santa Maria - RS. Neste estudo, foram incluídos 315 roteiros de vistorias provenientes de 120 restaurantes com alvarás sanitários e fiscalizados no período de janeiro de 2006 a dezembro de 2010. As variáveis (a condições de armazenamento dos alimentos, (b equipamentos de conservação a frio e a quente, (c estrutura física do estabelecimento e (d condições higiênico-sanitária dos manipuladores dos alimentos foram compiladas e avaliadas. Os resultados foram analisados estatisticamente pelo programa SAS (Statistical Analysis System versão 9.2 e submetidos aos testes de Qui-quadrado e Fischer. Constatou-se que, no ano de 2009, ocorreram os maiores índices de desconformidades legais nos aspectos higênico-sanitários nos estabelecimentos pesquisados. Esse fato pode estar relacionado ao aumento do número de fiscais sanitários contratados, à descentralização do setor de fiscalização, o que possibilitou a realização de um maior detalhamento dos requisitos fundamentais a serem avaliados nos roteiros de vistoria e, consequentemente, havendo um aumento nas notificações oficiais. Além disso, no ano de 2010, os estabelecimentos apresentaram melhores índices de adequação às boas práticas de produção de alimentos. Com base nas informações obtidas, verificou-se que os serviços prestados pelo setor de alimentos da VISA de Santa Maria estão em crescente evolução.The present study was to evaluate, through the forms of inspection, the sanitary conditions of restaurants registered for Sanitary Surveillance (VISA in the municipality of Santa Maria, RS, Brazil. This study included 315 inspection forms, from 120 restaurants with sanitary permits from January 2006 to December 2010. The following variables: (a food storage conditions

  13. Cultura e afrodescendência: organizações negras e suas estratégias educacionais em Porto Alegre (1872-2002 / Culture and afrodescendência: black organizations and their strategies education in Porto Alegre (1872-2002

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    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa investigou e interpretou a construção de estratégias educacionais por afrodescendentes implementadas por várias organizações negras em Porto Alegre, RS, a partir dos finais do século XIX, ao longo da Primeira República, Estado Novo e respectivas redemocratizações, até o ano de 2002. A saber, foram investigadas as organizações: Irmandade do Rosário, Sociedade Recreativa Beneficente Floresta Aurora, Sociedade Satélite Prontidão, o Clube Náutico Marcílio Dias e MARIA MULHER – Organização de Mulheres Negras. Ao longo desse período, as organizações negras tiveram diferentes configurações, de acordo com seus contextos, suas formas de composição e suas reivindicações que surgem a partir das condições, ou falta delas, advindas da sociedade mais abrangente. Essas organizações ı de cunho religioso, de ajuda mútua, cultural ou, na perspectiva atual, de organizações não-governamentais ı encerraram em si uma característica comum que se traduz na preservação da identidade e nas reivindicações para o estabelecimento de condições dignas de sobrevivência ao afrodescendentes. Devido à ausência de documentação da trajetória histórico-educacional da população negra, nos meios oficiais de divulgação, estatísticas, historiografia tradicional, esta investigação se valeu de registros em publicações específicas e de relatos de pessoas de referência, os quais permitem recuperar um perfil da atuação dessas organizações e fixar a memória daquilo que diz respeito a suas construções e reivindicações históricas e educacionais.Asbtract This research investigates and interprets the construction of educational strategies by afrodescendents implemented by several afro organizations in Porto Alegre, RS, from the end of the XIX century, over the First Republic, the New State and the respective re-democratizing processes until the year 2002. Over this period, the afro organizations had

  14. Thermal behavior of resistant starches RS 2, RS 3, and RS 4.

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    Ratnayake, W S; Jackson, D S

    2008-06-01

    The thermal behaviors of 3 resistant starch types-RS 2, RS 3, and RS 4-were investigated. Samples were heated in excess water to specific temperatures, from 35 to 85 degrees C at 5 degrees C intervals, and freeze-dried. The treated samples were analyzed using SEM, DSC, XRD, and HPSEC to determine the structural changes at granular and molecular levels. Light microscopy was used to determine real-time thermal behavior of the starches. Although the resistant starches did not show significant morphological changes, as revealed by microscopy, they underwent internal structural changes at low temperatures before complete phase transitions occurred. The structural changes were less in RS 2 compared to the other 2 starches studied. The nongranular material of RS 3's crystallinity decreased gradually from 35 to 85 degrees C and showed microscopically visible changes at >80 degrees C. Cross-linking might have prevented RS 4 from becoming completely amorphous within the temperature range (35 to 85 degrees C) tested. The study indicated that the extent of structural changes depended on the treatment temperature and RS type.

  15. Nuevos preceptos para regulaciones urbanas del reparto Vista Alegre en Santiago de Cuba

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    The present article offers a different look to this problem, starting from the formulation of new urban regulations for Vista Alegre neighbourhood, focused toward the protection of its built patrimony. The upgrade and reformulation of them constituted the main contribution of this urban investigation.

  16. DIAGNOSIS OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN THE TOWN OF SÃO LEOPOLDO - RS

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    Roberto Naime

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    Full Text Available This study analyzes the current solid waste management in the municipality of Sao Leopoldo, located in the river basin of the Bells, the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre-RS. Based on data of the City Hall, are described and evaluated all the processes involved from generation to final disposal of domestic solid waste from the city. The municipality of Sao Leopoldo is the second largest municipality integral basin river valley of the Bells. It counts on a former landfill where it operates a transfer station for sorting and solid waste. Practicing segregation of dry waste after separate collection of reduced efficiency which makes the whole process with low efficiency. This occurs by the lack of systematic environmental education. Organic waste is not destined for composting. The average daily domestic solid waste collected in the municipality is 120 tons. Currently, less than 8.4% of the amount of waste collected is recycled into local plant and the remainder is sent to landfill. The example of this council emphasized the importance of paradigm shift on the design of the management of municipal solid waste. The council carries out an appropriate destination landfill itself well built and operated properly licensed. But it is necessary to strengthen the new standards for the integrated management of municipal solid waste. With the reuse of raw materials, producing water and energy saving and generation of jobs and income for excluded portions of the population.

  17. Consumo de suplementos nutricionais por frequentadores de academias da cidade de Porto Alegre Consumo de suplementos nutricionales por los frecuentadores de las academias de la ciudad de Porto Alegre Consumption of nutritional supplements among individuals in Porto Alegre's fitness centers

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    Ana Paula Trussardi Fayh

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi verificar a prevalência do uso de suplementos alimentares nas academias da cidade de Porto Alegre. Foram entrevistados 316 indivíduos com idade entre 18-59 anos. A abordagem foi por voluntariedade, em 22 academias da cidade. Observou-se um expressivo uso de suplementos nutricionais pelos participantes (28,8%, e os homens utilizam mais suplementos do que as mulheres (pEl objetivo del estúdio fue verificar la prevalencia de la utilizacíon de suplementos dietéticos en las academias de la ciudad de Porto Alegre. Fueron entrevistadas 316 personas con edad entre 18 y 59 años. La abordaje fue por voluntariedad en 22 academias de la ciudad. Se ha observado un expresivo uso de suplementos nutricionales por los participantes (28,8%, y los hombres utilizan más los suplementos que las mujeres (pThe aim of this study was to verify the prevalence of the use of food supplements at fitness centers in the city of Porto Alegre. Were interviewed 316 individuals at an age range between 18 and 59. Individuals participated voluntarily in 22 fitness centers in the city. The study has revealed a significant use of nutritional supplements by the participants (28.8% and men intake more supplements than women (p<0.05. The most common supplements reported in the study were those mainly based on proteins, which are mainly chosen because of suggestions made by physical educators. The high intake of nutritional supplements indicates the necessity of alerting the population about the risks related to the inappropriate use of nutritional supplements.

  18. Escherichia coli verotoxigênica: isolamento e prevalência em 60 propriedades de bovinos de leite da região de Pelotas, RS, Brasil Verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli: isolation and prevalence in 60 dairy cattle farms from Pelotas-RS, Brazil

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    Full Text Available A produção de verotoxinas foi investigada em 1.127 isolamentos de Escherichia coli feitos a partir de 243 bovinos de leite, de água de consumo humano e animal e de amostras de leite de 60 propriedades da bacia leiteira de Pelotas, no período de dezembro de 1999 a dezembro de 2000, com o objetivo de determinar a prevalência de E. coli verotoxigênicas (VTEC nas propriedades e no rebanho, de detectar a presença de sorotipos ligados a infecções humanas e de identificar, nas propriedades e na região de Pelotas, potenciais fatores de risco de infecção para os animais. A detecção das toxinas em sobrenadante de culturas de E. coli isoladas foi realizada através do ensaio de citotoxicidade em células Vero. VTEC foi isolada em 95% (57/60 das propriedades estudadas, em 49% (119/243 dos animais testados, em 5% (3/60 das amostras de água de consumo humano, em 8,35% (5/60 das amostras de água de consumo animal e em 5% (3/60 das amostras de leite. A prevalência de bovinos infectados em cada propriedade variou de 0 a 100%. Em 2,9% (7/243 dos animais testados, foram isoladas VTEC pertencentes aos sorogrupos O157, O91 e O112, que incluem cepas responsáveis por casos de colite hemorrágica e síndrome urêmica hemolítica em humanos. Fatores de risco de contaminação, como a precipitação pluviométrica, a temperatura, o tamanho da propriedade e a concentração de animais, apresentaram evidências de influenciarem a prevalência de VTEC nos animais. Estes resultados sugerem que o grupo VTEC está amplamente distribuído na bacia leiteira de Pelotas e inclui organismos pertencentes a sorogrupos patogênicos para humanos.The production of verotoxin was investigated in 1127 Escherichia coli isolated from 243 dairy cattle, water for human and animal consumption, and milk samples from 60 dairy farms from Pelotas-Brazil, from December of 1999 to December of 2000, to determine the prevalence of verotoxigenic E. coli (VTEC in farms, to detect the

  19. Early Mobilization in Ischemic Stroke: A Pilot Randomized Trial of Safety and Feasibility in a Public Hospital in Brazil

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    Full Text Available Background: The effect of early mobilization after acute stroke is still unclear, although some studies have suggested improvement in outcomes. We conducted a randomized, single-blind, controlled trial seeking to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and benefit of early mobilization for patients with acute ischemic stroke treated in a public teaching hospital in Southern Brazil. This report presents the feasibility and safety findings for the pilot phase of this trial. Methods: The primary outcomes were time to first mobilization, total duration of mobilization, complications during early mobilization, falls within 3 months, mortality within 3 months, and medical complications of immobility. We included adult patients with CT- or MRI-confirmed ischemic stroke within 48 h of symptom onset who were admitted from March to November 2012 to the acute vascular unit or general emergency unit of a large urban emergency department (ED at the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre. The severity of the neurological deficit on admission was assessed by the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS. The NIHSS and modified Rankin Scale (mRS, functional outcome scores were assessed on day 14 or at discharge as well as at 3 months. Activities of daily living (ADL were measured with the modified Barthel Index (mBI at 3 months. Results: Thirty-seven patients (mean age 65 years, mean NIHSS score 11 were randomly allocated to an intervention group (IG or a control group (CG. The IG received earlier (p = 0.001 and more frequent (p Conclusions: This pilot trial conducted at a public hospital in Brazil suggests that early mobilization after acute ischemic stroke is safe and feasible. Despite some challenges and limitations, early mobilization was successfully implemented, even in the setting of a large, complex ED, and without complications. Patients from the IG were mobilized much earlier than controls receiving the standard care provided in most Brazilian

  20. Estudo longitudinal das crianças nascidas em 1982 em Pelotas, RS, Brasil: metodologia e resultados preliminares Study in length of children born in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in 1982: metodology and preliminary results

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    César Gomes Victora

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    Full Text Available Tentou-se acompanhar a morbi-mortalidade e o crescimento de uma coorte de 6.011 crianças urbanas nascidas em 1982 nos hospitais de Pelotas, RS, através de visitas domiciliares aos 12 meses (para uma amostra de 30% das crianças e aos 20 meses (para toda a população. Estas crianças representaram mais de 99% de todos os nascimentos urbanos naquele ano. Foi possível localizar 81% das crianças aos 12 meses e 86% aos 20 meses, devido a uma mudança na estratégia de trabalho de campo. A metodologia empregada e as principais dificuldades encontradas são descritas e as características ao nascer das crianças localizadas no acompanhamento são comparadas com as características das crianças não localizadas. A potencialidade de uso dos dados coletados é exemplificada através de alguns resultados preliminares mostrando as associações entre o peso ao nascer, a renda familiar e o estado nutricional aos 12 meses. O estudo mostra que é possível acompanhar, com uma perda relativamente pequena, uma coorte de crianças com base populacional em uma cidade brasileira de tamanho médio.A cohort of 6,011 urban children born in 1982 in the hospitals of Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, was followed up so that their morbidity, mortality and growth could be assessed. These children accounted for over 99% of all births in the city. A 30% sample of the children were visited at home when approximately 12 months old, and the whole population was visited at about 20 months of age. It was possible to locate 81% of the children at 12 months. This proportion increased to 86% at 24 months, due to a change in the logistics of the field work which then included visiting all 69,000 households in the city to locate children whose families had moved within the urban area. The methodology and main difficulties encountered are discussed, and the characteristics at birth of children who were located at the first follow-up visit was compared to those of children lost to

  1. Prevalência e fatores associados ao tabagismo em estudantes de medicina de uma universidade em Passo Fundo (RS Prevalence of and variables related to smoking among medical students at a university in the city of Passo Fundo, Brazil

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    Leandro Mazzoleni Stramari

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar a prevalência e fatores associados ao tabagismo entre os acadêmicos de medicina e avaliar o perfil desse grupo. MÉTODOS: Responderam a um questionário autoaplicável, contendo perguntas sobre consumo e atitudes relacionadas ao tabagismo, 316 acadêmicos de medicina (98,7% do total da Universidade de Passo Fundo. Segundo recomendações da Organização Mundial da Saúde, os estudantes foram classificados em fumantes diários, fumantes ocasionais, ex-fumantes ou não-fumantes, sendo considerados fumantes ativos os nas duas primeiras categorias. RESULTADOS: Observou-se que 16,5% dos acadêmicos eram fumantes ativos (5,4% diários e 11,1% ocasionais e 3,5% eram ex-fumantes. A média de idade foi 22,2 ± 2,4 anos. Os fatores significativamente associados ao tabagismo (p OBJECTIVE:To determine the prevalence of and factors associated with smoking among medical students, as well as to evaluate the profile of this group. METHODS: A total of 316 medical students (98.7% of the total at the University of Passo Fundo, in the city of Passo Fundo, Brazil, completed a self-report questionnaire with questions on tobacco intake and on attitudes related to smoking. In accordance with the World Health Organization guidelines, the students were classified as daily smokers, occasional smokers, former smokers or nonsmokers, those in the two first categories being considered active smokers. RESULTS: We found that 16.5% of the students were active smokers (daily smokers, 5.4%; occasional smokers, 11.1% and that 3.5% were former smokers. The mean age was 22.2 ± 2.4 years. Factors significantly associated with the smoking habit (p < 0.05 were male gender, paternal smoking, regular alcohol consumption and use of antidepressants or anxiolytics. For the majority (69.2% of the smokers, the age at smoking onset was 15-19 years of age, and the main motivations to start smoking were selfinitiative and influence of friends. The conceptualization of

  2. Exame citopatológico de colo uterino em mulheres com idade entre 20 e 59 anos em Pelotas, RS: prevalência, foco e fatores associados à sua não realização Pap smears of 20 - 59 year-old women in Pelotas, Southern Brazil: prevalence, approach and factors associated with not undergoing the test

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    Arnildo A. Hackenhaar

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar a prevalência e o foco de realização do exame citopatológico do colo uterino e também fatores associados à sua não realização em mulheres com idade entre 20 e 59 anos residentes na cidade de Pelotas, RS. MÉTODOS: Entre outubro e dezembro de 2003 foi realizado um estudo transversal de base populacional. Através de amostragem por conglomerados foram sorteados 144 setores censitários em múltiplos estágios. Foram investigadas variáveis sociodemográficas e a realização de exame citopatológico do colo uterino. RESULTADOS: Dentre as 1404 mulheres que constituem a população-alvo dos programas de prevenção do câncer do colo uterino, 83,0% realizaram o exame citopatológico do colo uterino nos três anos antecedentes a este estudo. Mostraram-se significativamente associadas (POBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine the prevalence of and approach of Pap smear tests, as well as associated factors in women living in Pelotas, RS, Southern Brazil, within the 20 - 59 age range, who did not undergo a Pap smear. METHODS: A cross-sectional population-based study was carried out from October to December 2003. 144 census tracts were sampled through a multiple-stage clustered method. Socio-demographic variables were investigated, as well as women's Pap smear tests. RESULTS: Among the 1,404 women who were the target population included in the early detection program of uterine cervix cancer, 83% had had Pap smears in the three years before the study. Variables statistically associated (p<0.05 with women not undergoing the test in the previous three years were: ages ranging from 20-29 to 50-59 years compared with 40-49 year-old women, lower schooling level, lower social level, mixed and black skin color, not having seen a gynecologist in the previous 12 months. CONCLUSIONS: Although this study presents a high coverage of women undergoing Pap smears, women that present higher risk factors for this type of cancer had fewer

  3. Formulación participativa del presupuesto en el municipio Caroní: comparación con la experiencia de Porto Alegre

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    María Pilar GARCÍA-GUADILLA

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El presente artículo evalúa la experiencia de descentralización local que se lleva a cabo desde 1990 hasta la fecha en el Municipio Caroní de Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela. Focalizándose en la elaboración del presupuesto participativo, se identifican los alcances y limitaciones de algunas prácticas de democracia participativa tales como la participación ciudadana en la gestión local. Finalmente, se hace una comparación con la experiencia de elaboración del presupuesto en forma participativa del municipio de Porto Alegre (Brasil estableciéndose las semejanzas y diferencias entre ambos procesos en lo que se refiere a los siguientes aspectos: la apertura de nuevos espacios de participación, el acceso a la información, la satisfacción de las demandas sociales en consonancia con los criterios de equidad y eficiencia, la existencia y utilización de mecanismos de control de la gestión y la posibilidad de trascender desde la participación local hacia la cultura política de ciudadanos o ciudadanía activa.ABSTRACT: This article evaluates the experience with local decentralization of the Municipio Caroní, in Venezuela since 1990 from the point of view of participatory democracy. It analyzes the decision making process around the elaboration of the socalled "Participatory Budgeting" and compares it with the case of the Municipio Porto Alegre in Brazil in order to draw some conclussión about: the opening of new spaces for participation, access to vital information, residente" satisfacction of their demands according to the criteria of efficiency and equity, mechanisms of control over the representatives and the possibility to trascend from a culture of local participatión to a citizens and active culture.

  4. Heating and cooling potential of buried pipes in southern Brazil

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    Abadie, Marc O.; Santos, Gerson H. dos; Freire, Roberto Z.; Mendes, Nathan [Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana (PUC-PR), Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Lab. de Sistemas Termicos], e-mail: mabadie@univ-lr.fr, e-mail: gerson.santos@pucpr.br, e-mail: rozafre@terra.com.br; Mendes, Nathan [Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR/CCET), Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Thermal Systems Laboratory - LST], e-mail: nathan.mendes@pucpr.br

    2006-07-01

    The present numerical study aims to evaluate the heating and cooling potential of buried pipes in three cities of South Brazil i.e. Curitiba, Florianopolis and Porto-Alegre. In a first part, ground temperatures at the buried pipe location (between 1 and 3 m depth) are calculated by both a simplified model and a three-dimensional volume-finite code (SOLUM). Then, a prototypical house and its buried pipe are modeled with a building energy simulation tool (TRNSYS) to evaluate the positive and negative effects of such system on thermal comfort and heating and cooling energy. Results show that this passive system is particularly efficient in Curitiba, can reduce energy consumption in Porto Alegre and is not well-adapted to Florianopolis. (author)

  5. Microbiological quality of minimally processed vegetables sold in Porto Alegre, Brazil Qualidade microbiológica de hortaliças minimamente processadas comercializadas em Porto Alegre, Brasil

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    Silvia R. Pavan da Silva

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Minimally processed vegetables go through various steps during their preparation, with many modifications to their natural structure. However, they must maintain the same quality as the fresh produce. The aim of the present study was to quantify mesophilic and psychrotrophic microorganisms and total and faecal coliforms, and to assess the presence of Escherichia coli, parasites, and dirt material in ready-to-eat minimally processed vegetables. Fifty-six samples of minimally processed vegetables were analysed for the presence of mesophilic and psychrotrophic microorganisms by the plate-count method. Monthly means ranged from 4.7x10(5 to 1.6x10(8 CFU/g and from 7.9x10(6 to 2.7x10(8 CFU/g, respectively for mesophilic and psychrotrophic microorganisms. Coliforms were analysed by the multiple-tube method; total coliforms ranged from Hortaliças minimamente processadas passam por várias etapas durante seu processamento, no qual ocorrem várias modificações de sua estrutura natural, todavia elas devem manter a mesma qualidade do produto não processado. O objetivo deste estudo foi quantificar microrganismos mesófilos e psicrótróficos, coliformes totais e fecais e verificar a presença de E. coli, parasitas e sujidades em hortaliças minimamente processadas prontas para consumo. Foram analisadas 56 amostras para mesófilos e psicrotróficos pelo método de contagem em placas, com média mensal 4,7x10(5 a 1,6x10(8 UFC/g e de 7,9x10(6 a 2,7x10(8 UFC/g, respectivamente. Os coliformes foram analisados pela técnica dos tubos múltiplos, onde coliformes totais variaram de <3 a ³ 2,4x10(4 NMP/g e coliformes fecais, de <3 a 1,1x10(4 NMP/g, e E. coli foi observada em oito amostras. De 52 amostras, 8 (15,3% apresentaram oocistos de Eimeria spp. Sujidades, como fragmentos de insetos e ácaros jovens foram encontrados. Contaminação de origem fecal foi verificada no presente estudo, sugerindo falhas nas etapas do processamento das hortaliças, ou que o solo ou a água de irrigação também poderiam ser fontes de disseminação destes microrganismos.

  6. Misunderstanding International News in Brazil

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    Jacques Wainberg

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluates the nature of the Brazilian public comprehension of international news by revealing the quality of such reception with regard to a sample of 170 subjects randomly selected in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil. A questionnaire was created taking as a basis the directives of Bloom et al(1972. Evaluated in it are the cognitive and aff ective dimensions of thought. In the fi rst case, questions were formulated that allowed the establishment of the level of knowledge of individuals, as well as their comprehension abilities, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of a wide range of international news topics. For the aff ective dimension the following abilities were evaluated: attention, response, valorization, organization and the structuring of a value scale.

  7. Sintomas respiratórios em trabalhadores de carvoarias nos municípios de Lindolfo Collor, Ivoti e Presidente Lucena, RS Respiratory symptoms in charcoal production workers in the cities of Lindolfo Collor, Ivoti and Presidente Lucena, Brazil

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    Rafael Machado de Souza

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar a ocorrência de sintomas respiratórios e tabagismo, assim como parâmetros de função pulmonar, em trabalhadores da produção de carvão vegetal em três municípios do sul do Brasil. MÉTODOS: Estudo do tipo observacional com 67 indivíduos, no qual os dados foram obtidos através de entrevistas e espirometria. RESULTADOS: Do total de 67 trabalhadores, 50 (75,0% eram homens; média de idade = 46,52 ± 13,25 anos; média de IMC = 25,7 ± 3,85 kg/m²; VEF1 = 3,24 ± 0,82 L (93,2 ± 16,0% do previsto; CVF = 4,02 ± 0,92 L (95,5 ± 14,3% do previsto; e VEF1/CVF = 80,31 ± 9,82. Os sintomas de vias aéreas superiores mais frequentes foram espirros e secreção nasal, em 24 trabalhadores (35,82%, enquanto o das vias aéreas inferiores foi tosse, em 15 (22,38%. Dos 67 trabalhadores, 21 (31,34% eram tabagistas. Os tabagistas apresentaram mais tosse (OR = 5,00; p = 0,01, obstrução nasal (OR = 3,50; p = 0,03, prurido nasal (OR = 8,80; p = 0,01 e sibilância (OR = 10,0; p = 0,03, assim como menor VEF1 (2,93 ± 0,80 L vs. 3,38 ± 0,80 L; p = 0,04 que os não tabagistas. Rinite ocupacional foi detectada em 14 trabalhadores (20,85%, asma brônquica em 4 (5,97% e DPOC em 4 (5,97%. CONCLUSÕES: A ocorrência dos sintomas respiratórios e a redução do fluxo aéreo foram maiores nos trabalhadores tabagistas. O controle da pirólise não aumentou a ocorrência de sintomas respiratórios nos trabalhadores de carvoarias.OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of respiratory symptoms and smoking, as well as pulmonary function parameters among charcoal production workers in three cities in southern Brazil. METHODS: This was an observational study including 67 individuals. Data were obtained by means of interviews and spirometry. RESULTS: Of the 67 workers, 50 (75.0% were male; mean age, 46.52 ± 13.25 years; mean BMI, 25.7 ± 3.85 kg/m²; FEV1, 3.24 ± 0.82 L (93.2 ± 16.0% of predicted; FVC, 4.02 ± 0.92 L (95.5 ± 14.3% of predicted; and

  8. Users' satisfaction with Porto Alegre's Primary Care Network Satisfação dos usuários da rede de Atenção Primária de Porto Alegre

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    Erno Harzheim

    2010-11-01

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    Users' satisfaction is an important end-point to evaluate health services. This study has to do with an assessment of the level of user's satisfaction with relation to the last visit held in the primary health care network of Porto AlegreRS, whose objective is to compare satisfaction of the users that assess the quality of the care process received as being of high APS score with that of the users who evaluate it as low APS score. A cross-sectional study based on the population, using the Primary Care Assessment Tool - PCATool, which enables the classification of the health services at the level of guidance to APS by means of the general score of primary care, defining it as high or low, in accordance with the users' experience. The satisfaction of the user was measured by a questionnaire consisting of twelve questions relative to the last visit, being measured by a 5-item Likert scale: "very good", "good", "regular", "bad" and "very bad". For the analysis, the results were grouped into two classifications, i.e. "satisfied", when referred as "veg good" or "good", and "dissatisfied" when referred to any of the other items. A significant difference was noticed in the 12 variables reflecting satisfaction in several aspects of the visit, showing higher satisfaction in users that classified the service as being of high score. The .general evaluation of the service presented 95.6% and 73.5% of "satisfied" in the services with high and low APS score, respectively (p<0.001. Users of services with high level of guidance to primary care obtain higher satisfaction in their visits. This higher satisfaction can benefit the decision-making process of the patient in face of the medical recommendations made.

    A satisfação dos usuários é um importante desfecho para avaliar serviços de saúde. Este estudo trata-se de uma avaliação do grau de satisfação dos usuários em relação à última consulta realizada na rede de atenção primária A

  9. HIV rapid testing as a key strategy for prevention of mother-to-child transmission in Brazil Prueba rápida para el HIV como una estrategia para la prevención de la transmisión vertical en Brasil Teste rápido para o HIV como estratégia de prevenção da transmissão vertical no Brasil

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    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of HIV rapid testing for pregnant women at maternity hospital admission and of subsequent interventions to reduce perinatal HIV transmission. METHODS: Study based on a convenience sample of women unaware of their HIV serostatus when they were admitted to delivery in public maternity hospitals in Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre, Brazil, between March 2000 and April 2002. Women were counseled and tested using the Determine HIV1/2 Rapid Test. HIV infection was confirmed using the Brazilian algorithm for HIV infection diagnosis. In utero transmission of HIV was determined using HIV-DNA-PCR. There were performed descriptive analyses of sociodemographic data, number of previous pregnancies and abortions, number of prenatal care visits, timing of HIV testing, HIV rapid test result, neonatal and mother-to-child transmission interventions, by city studied. RESULTS: HIV prevalence in women was 6.5% (N=1,439 in Porto Alegre and 1.3% (N=3.778 in Rio de Janeiro. In Porto Alegre most of women were tested during labor (88.7%, while in Rio de Janeiro most were tested in the postpartum (67.5%. One hundred and forty-four infants were born to 143 HIV-infected women. All newborns but one in each city received at least prophylaxis with oral zidovudine. It was possible to completely avoid newborn exposure to breast milk in 96.8% and 51.1% of the cases in Porto Alegre and Rio de Janeiro, respectively. Injectable intravenous zidovudine was administered during labor to 68.8% and 27.7% newborns in Porto Alegre and Rio de Janeiro, respectively. Among those from whom blood samples were collected within 48 hours of birth, in utero transmission of HIV was confirmed in 4 cases in Rio de Janeiro (4/47 and 6 cases in Porto Alegre (6/79. CONCLUSIONS: The strategy proved feasible in maternity hospitals in Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre. Efforts must be taken to maximize HIV testing during labor. There is a need of strong social support to

  10. Interleukin-6-receptor polymorphisms rs12083537, rs2228145, and rs4329505 as predictors of response to tocilizumab in rheumatoid arthritis

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    Enevold, Christian; Baslund, Bo; Linde, Louise;

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    Tocilizumab (TCZ), a monoclonal antibody targeting the human interleukin-6-receptor (IL-6R), is indicated for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We examined whether three IL6R single-nucleotide polymorphisms rs12083537, rs2228145 (formerly rs8192284), and rs4329505 with previously reported...... for association with the IL6R-haplotype or genotype. The major allele (A) of rs12083537 and the minor allele (C) of rs4329505 were associated with a poor SJC response (P=0.02 and 0.02, respectively). Moreover, the AAC-haplotype (for rs12083537, rs2228145, and rs4329505, respectively) was associated with a poor...... SJC response (P=0.00004) and, with borderline significance, EULAR-response (P=0.05). These data suggest that genetic variation in IL6R may aid in predicting TCZ therapy outcome in RA patients....

  11. The Design Points of RS232 -RS422/RS485/TLL Signal Converter%RS232-RS422/RS485/TLL信号转换器设计

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    苏燕; 周士龙

    2012-01-01

    主要介绍了RS232-RS422/485信号转换器在窃电电路、自动方向转换电路、RS232信号补偿电路的设计要点,提出了将RS422接口与TLL接口兼容使用的方法。%This article mainly introduces design points of the RS232 -RS422/485 signal converter's getting power supply from signal pins circuit, automatic direction of transform circuit and RS232 signal compensation circuit. It puts forward the RS422 interface and TLL interface compatibility methods

  12. NUEVOS PRECEPTOS PARA REGULACIONES URBANAS DEL REPARTO VISTA ALEGRE EN SANTIAGO DE CUBA

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    María Teresa Muñoz Castillo

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    Full Text Available El reparto Vista Alegre constituye un sitio de significativos valores patrimoniales de Santiago de Cuba. Desde su génesis, en 1907, desarrolló particularidades urbano-arquitectónicas que revelaron su trascendencia como un proyecto vanguardista para su tiempo y lugar cuya praxis lo convirtió en la experiencia urbanística más importante del siglo XX en la ciudad. Sin embargo, en las últimas décadas se ha observado un creciente deterioro de la imagen urbana en Vista Alegre que ha puesto en peligro su integridad como conjunto residencial de altos valores ambientales. El presente artículo ofrece una mirada diferente a esta problemática, a partir de la formulación de nuevas regulaciones urbanas para el reparto Vista Alegre, enfocado hacia la protección de su patrimonio construido. La actualización y reformulación de las mismas constituyó el principal aporte de esta investigación urbana.

  13. Rhipicephalus sanguineus (ACARI: IXODIDAE) BITING A HUMAN BEING IN PORTOALEGRE CITY, RIO GRANDE DO SUL, BRAZIL

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    We report the finding of a female brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Acari: Ixodidae) on the scalp of a male patient in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Human parasitism by this tick is rare and has seldomly been reported in the literature, despite its recognized importance since it can act as a vector of Rickettsia rickettsii, the agent of spotted fever. PMID:27074329

  14. Avaliação do conhecimento sobre criptosporidiose em uma amostra de médicos de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul

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    Full Text Available Introdução: A criptosporidiose, parasitose intestinal causada pelo protozoário Cryptosporidium parvum, foi descrita pela primeira vez em 1976. Desde então já houve relatos em diversos países, inclusive no Brasil. Usualmente manifesta-se com episódio agudo de diarréia aquosa prolongada, dor abdominal, náuseas e vômitos, afetando imunocomprometidos, crianças em creches e aqueles que entram em contato com água contaminada. O diagnóstico pode ser realizado com um exame parasitológico de fezes através de coloração específica, desde que seja solicitada a pesquisa do protozoário. Objetivo: Testar o grau de conhecimento sobre a doença em uma amostra de médicos de Porto Alegre (RS. Material e métodos: Contataram-se 92 médicos de um total de 411 vinculados a dois hospitais universitários de Porto Alegre, 173 da Irmandade Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre (ISCMPA e 238 do Hospital São Lucas da Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (HSLPUC/RS, no período de julho de 1999 a agosto de 2000. A amostra abrangeu 91 especialistas: 41 da medicina interna, 11 da gastroenterologia, seis das doenças infecto-parasitárias, 18 da pediatria, oito da medicina comunitária e sete da ginecologia e obstetrícia. Os médicos foram selecionados randomicamente, e a amostra, estratificada de acordo com a quantidade de médicos por especialidade, visto que este número era significativamente diferente. Como instrumento utilizou-se um questionário (Anexo com questões de escolha simples e múltipla, aplicado como entrevista por um dos autores (ESB, de acordo com normatizações estabelecidas. Os dados coletados foram analisados estatisticamente através do Microsoft Excel®97. Resultados: O grupo de risco mais lembrado foi o de imunocomprometidos (88/91. No entanto apenas 33/91 consideraram grupo de risco crianças em creches. O sintoma mais referido foi diarréia aquosa prolongada (70/91, seguida por dor abdominal (59/91, n

  15. Saindo da "escuridão": perspectivas da inclusão social, econômica, cultural e política dos portadores de deficiência visual em Porto Alegre Leaving "the shadows": perspectives for social, economic, cultural and political inclusion of visually impaired people in Porto Alegre

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    Anita Brumer

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    Full Text Available O texto abarca os aspectos sociais, econômicos, culturais e políticos relativos à inclusão dos portadores de deficiência visual (PDV em Porto Alegre. Inicialmente apresentam-se as principais leis, formuladas nos anos de 1990, no Brasil, as quais se propõem a ampliar as perspectivas de inclusão dos PDV à sociedade brasileira. No aspecto cultural, abarca o preconceito e as terminologias utilizadas para referir-se ao PDV (cego, deficiente visual, portador de deficiência visual, "invidente" e os estigmas associados a elas. Nos aspectos social e econômico, abrange a educação e a formação profissional, assim como o acesso ao mercado de trabalho. No aspecto político, trata dos direitos de votar e de ser eleito, assim como da ação fiscalizadora dos direitos dos PDVs e das pressões feitas por suas associações representativas na luta contra o preconceito e a discriminação.The text covers social, economic, cultural and political aspects related to social inclusion of visually impaired people in Porto Alegre. Firstly, it presents the main legislation formulated in the 1990's in Brazil to widen the perspectives for inclusion of visually impaired people into Brazilian society. In the cultural aspect, in approaches prejudice and terminologies used to refer to visually impaired people (cego, deficiente visual, portador de deficiência visual, "invidente" - Portuguese for blind, visually impaired, visual impairment bearer, "non-seeing", respectively and the stigmas linked to them. As for social and economic aspects, it includes education and professional training as well as access to the job market. In the political aspect, it approaches the rights to vote and to be elected and the enforcement of visually impaired people's rights and the pressures exerted by their associations in the struggle against prejudice and discrimination.

  16. Educação em saúde para prevenção do câncer de colo do útero em mulheres do município de Santo Ângelo/RS Education in health for prevention of uterine cervical cancer in women in Santo Ângelo, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Micheli Renata Casarin

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available No Brasil, o câncer cérvico-uterino constitui importante problema de saúde, pois apresenta alto índice de letalidade entre mulheres de varias idades. O exame citopatológico foi preconizado como medida de prevenção deste tipo de câncer, devendo ser realizado a partir do início da vida sexual. O estudo teve um caráter prático de promover educação em saúde sexual e conhecer o perfil da saúde sexual de mulheres de Santo Ângelo/RS. As palestras abordaram formas de prevenção e identificação de possíveis sintomas da doença. O levantamento do perfil de saúde sexual das participantes foi realizado através da aplicação de um questionário estruturado. Participaram das palestras 140 mulheres com idades entre 15 e 60 anos. Verificou-se que, mesmo enfrentando dificuldades e medo, a maioria delas realiza exame preventivo, motivada por aparecimento de sintomas e pelo hábito de cuidar da saúde. As participantes referiram a importância da integração entre profissionais e educadores em Saúde. O estudo foi direcionado no sentido de dar relevância à promoção da saúde e à prevenção do câncer, buscando evitar a doença e obter melhores condições de vida para as mulheres.In Brazil, cervical uterine cancer is a major public health problem as it has high mortality rate indices among women of different ages. A cytopathological examination is recommended for preventing this type of cancer from the early stages of a woman's reproductive life. The scope of this study was both to give talks on sexual health education and establish the sexual health profile of women from St. Angelo/RS. The lectures included measures for prevention as well as identification of possible symptoms of the disease. The research into the sexual health profile of the participants was conducted by a structured questionnaire applied to 140 women aged between 15 and 60. It was found that even experiencing difficulties and apprehension, the majority of the women

  17. A utilização de informantes-chave da comunidade na identificação de pessoas portadoras de alterações cinético-funcionais da cidade de Caxias do Sul, RS The use of key informants from within the community for identifying people with functional kinetic alterations in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil

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    Alexandra Renosto

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Manter-se funcionalmente ativo em um determinado contexto social, parece ser um dos grandes desafios para a sociedade da atualidade. O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar o perfil epidemiológico de portadores de alterações cinético-funcionais, a partir de informantes-chave da comunidade de Caxias do Sul (RS, considerando características socioeconômicas, socioculturais, familiares/ individuais e cuidados com a saúde, vinculando-as com a capacidade funcional. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: Esta pesquisa compreendeu um estudo observacional descritivo. A população em estudo foi constituída pelos portadores de alterações cinético-funcionais provenientes de indicações de informantes-chave da comunidade, conhecidos como zeladoras de capelinha. Os instrumentos aplicados foram: questionário às zeladoras de capelinha, entrevista estruturada e Índice de Barthel aos incapacitados funcionais. RESULTADOS: Apenas 21,9% da população estudada que possui dependência funcional realiza tratamento fisioterapêutico. O uso de informantes-chave é uma alternativa viável no auxílio do diagnóstico funcional deste grupo populacional. As características da população em estudo supõem exclusão de atendimento fisioterapêutico e a necessidade de programas efetivos na abordagem do problema.PURPOSE: Remaining functionally active within a specific social context seems to be one of the hardest challenges faced by our society. The purpose of this paper is to study the epidemiological profiles of people with functional kinetic alterations as noted by key informants living in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, considering social, economic and cultural characteristics, as well as family/individual profiles and healthcare aspects, linked to functional capacities. METHODOLOGY: This research project included an observational descriptive study. The population studied consisted of people suffering from functional kinetic alterations noted by from

  18. Aptidão física relacionada à saúde de alunos do ensino fundamental do município de Rio Grande, RS, Brasil Health-related physical fitness in students from elementary schools of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Samuel de Carvalho Dumith

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Embora os benefícios da aptidão física sobre a saúde e prevenção de doenças estejam amplamente relatados na literatura, existem poucas investigações sobre esse tema, principalmente com crianças e adolescentes. Portanto, o objetivo do presente estudo foi analisar os componentes de aptidão física relacionada à saúde (AFRS de acordo com características como sexo, idade, rede de ensino (pública ou privada e área geográfica (rural ou urbana, em indivíduos de sete a 15 anos de idade. Os dados coletados fazem parte do Projeto Esporte Brasil (Proesp-BR, e os componentes de AFRS avaliados foram: índice de massa corporal (IMC, flexibilidade (teste de "sentar-e-alcançar", resistência muscular localizada (RML (teste de abdominal em um minuto e capacidade aeróbia (teste de corrida de nove minutos. A amostra foi composta por 665 escolares do ensino fundamental do município de Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul (RS, selecionados de maneira aleatória. Para a comparação das médias das medidas e testes conforme as variáveis independentes, utilizou-se o método de regressão linear simples e multivariável. Dentre os principais achados, destaca-se que os componentes de AFRS estiveram mais associados com características biológicas (sexo e idade, sem diferenças expressivas por rede de ensino ou área geográfica da escola (indicadores de nível socioeconômico. Outros estudos são necessários para o estabelecimento de parâmetros de referência nacionais de AFRS de crianças e adolescentes.Although the benefits of physical fitness on health and prevention of diseases are extensively reported in the literature, there are few investigations about this theme, mainly among children and adolescents. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze the health-related physical fitness (HRPF components according to characteristics such as sex, age, type of school (public or private and geographic area of the school (urban or rural, in individuals

  19. Sarcoidose no sul do Brasil: estudo de 92 pacientes Sarcoidosis in the south of Brazil: a study of 92 patients

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    Luiz Carlos Corrêa da Silva

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Este estudo de casos do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, propõe-se a traçar um perfil local da sarcoidose, descrevendo as características dos pacientes, apresentação clínica, função pulmonar, achados radiológicos, histopatológicos e exames bioquímicos de uma série de casos, por ocasião do diagnóstico. MÉTODOS: Estudo retrospectivo de 92 pacientes com sarcoidose, atendidos no Pavilhão Pereira Filho, da Santa Casa de Porto Alegre (RS, entre 1990 e 2003. O protocolo incluiu dados clínicos, bioquímicos, radiológicos, espirométricos e de biópsia. RESULTADOS: Não houve diferença de freqüência entre homens e mulheres (42% e 58%, respectivamente. A média de idade foi de 41,8 ± 14,1 anos, situando-se 87% dos pacientes entre 20 e 60 anos. Houve predomínio em caucasianos (84%. Dados sobre tabagismo mostraram que 61% dos pacientes nunca fumaram, 29% eram ex-fumantes, e 10% ainda fumavam. O diagnóstico foi feito principalmente no inverno (33%. Dentre os dados clínicos destacaram-se: 12% eram assintomáticos, 18% tinham somente sintomas torácicos, 22% somente manifestações extratorácicas, e 48% apresentaram combinação de sintomas torácicos e extratorácicos. A espirometria foi realizada em 79% dos pacientes, no momento do diagnóstico, com resultados anormais em 45% deles, com os seguintes padrões: restritivo em 23%, obstrutivo em 18%, e misto em 4% deles. A distribuição dos tipos radiológicos mostrou 30% tipo I, 48% tipo II e 22% tipo III. CONCLUSÃO: Os achados desta série mostraram-se semelhantes aos descritos na literatura, particularmente na européia.OBJECTIVE: This case study, conducted in the state of Rio Grande do Sul (RS, Brazil, aims to determine the local profile of sarcoidosis, describing patient characteristics, clinical presentation and pulmonary function, as well as analyzing the results of radiological, histopathological and biochemical tests, at the time of diagnosis in a series of sarcoidosis

  20. Politics representation scenarios and elec toral behavior - study case: Porto Alegre's municipal elections in 2004

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    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is to reflect about the influence of the political surveys in the definition of the electoral behavior analyzing the scenarios of political representation, the mechanism of public opinion formation and the specificities of the behavior of the gaucho electorate. We believe the publicity built upon the surveys had a great impact in the Porto Alegre mayor election results in 2004. The methodology we chose was the qualitative approach, that is, content analysis. In the end, we confirm the behavior of the gaucho electorate shows a receptive predisposing to the appeal to the useful vote.

  1. Triagem neonatal para hemoglobinopatias: um estudo piloto em Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

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    Este estudo, tem como o objetivo determinar a freqüência das hemoglobinopatias em neonatos, que realizaram a coleta para o Teste de Triagem Neonatal para Distúrbios Metabólicos no Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre. O método utilizado para a determinação das variantes da hemoglobina, foi eletroforese por focalização isoelétrica em amostra de sangue total, coletadas em papel filtro por punção do calcanhar. Para confirmação diagnóstica dos casos alterados, foram realizadas eletroforeses das h...

  2. The prevalence of elder abuse in the Porto Alegre metropolitan area

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    Camila Mello dos Santos; Renato Jose De Marchi; Aline Blaya Martins; Fernando Neves Hugo; Dalva Maria Pereira Padilha; Juliana Balbinot Hilgert

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    Abuse of the elderly is a form of violence to come to the public's attention. Dental professionals are in an ideal position to identify physical abuse. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of elderly abuse and analyze the database of injury reports that can be identified by dental teams. A documentary analysis study developed by the Elderly Protection Police Station of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, was carried out. The information used came from 2,304 complaints filed at the ...

  3. Apoyo en la implementación del programa Portais da Cidade de Porto Alegre

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    Presentación expuesta durante el seminario "Desarrollo de Infraestructura para un Crecimiento Económico Sostenible. Lecciones Aprendidas de la Experiencia Española", llevado a cabo en Madrid, España, octubre, 2009. Uno de los principales componentes en la estrategia sectorial de la administración de Porto Alegre, Brasil, consiste en la renovación y ampliación de los corredores troncales de transporte público colectivo, a fin de resolver los problemas de degradación ambiental y urbana del cent...

  4. Feministas y feminismos en el II Foro Social Mundial de Porto Alegre

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    Chejter Silvia

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo trata acerca de la presencia feminista en el II Foro Social Mundial, realizado en Porto Alegre, a fines de enero y principio de febrero de 2002. En el marco de los discursos y prácticas de oposición a la globalización neoliberal hegemónica, los movimientos de mujeres y feministas colocaron en el centro del debate diferentes aspectos de la interrelación entre patriarcado y capitalismo desde distintos enfoques y estrategias.

  5. Interleukin-6-receptor polymorphisms rs12083537, rs2228145, and rs4329505 as predictors of response to tocilizumab in rheumatoid arthritis.

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    Enevold, Christian; Baslund, Bo; Linde, Louise; Josephsen, Norah L; Tarp, Ulrik; Lindegaard, Hanne; Jacobsen, Søren; Nielsen, Claus H

    2014-08-01

    Tocilizumab (TCZ), a monoclonal antibody targeting the human interleukin-6-receptor (IL-6R), is indicated for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We examined whether three IL6R single-nucleotide polymorphisms rs12083537, rs2228145 (formerly rs8192284), and rs4329505 with previously reported functional effects were associated with clinical response to TCZ in a retrospective study cohort consisting of 79 RA patients. Three months after initiation of TCZ therapy, changes in swollen joint count (SJC) and, subordinately, tender joint count (TJC), serum-CRP, DAS28-CRP, and EULAR-response were tested for association with the IL6R-haplotype or genotype. The major allele (A) of rs12083537 and the minor allele (C) of rs4329505 were associated with a poor SJC response (P=0.02 and 0.02, respectively). Moreover, the AAC-haplotype (for rs12083537, rs2228145, and rs4329505, respectively) was associated with a poor SJC response (P=0.00004) and, with borderline significance, EULAR-response (P=0.05). These data suggest that genetic variation in IL6R may aid in predicting TCZ therapy outcome in RA patients.

  6. Prevalência de anticorpos contra o vírus da mamilite herpética em bovinos do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Prevalence of antibodies to bovine herpes mammillitis virus in cattle of Rio Grande do Sul , Brazil

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    Fabrício Dias Torres

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available O herpesvírus bovino tipo 2 (BoHV-2, agente da mamilite herpética bovina (BHM, possui distribuição mundial e foi identificado no Brasil, na década de 70. A partir de então, casos de mamilite clinicamente compatíveis com a BHM têm sido relatados por técnicos e produtores, o que sugere a presença e disseminação do agente no rebanho bovino brasileiro. Este trabalho relata um inquérito sorológico da infecção pelo BoHV-2 no Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (RS, em amostras coletadas como parte do Programa Nacional de Controle e Erradicação da Brucelose e Tuberculose (PNCBT. Um total de 2.213 amostras de soro coletadas de fêmeas bovinas com idade igual ou superior a 24 meses, predominantemente de rebanhos leiteiros, de 136 municípios pertencentes a sete macrorregiões do RS, foram testadas para anticorpos anti-BoHV-2 pela técnica de soro-neutralização (SN. Anticorpos anti-BoHV-2 (títulos > 2 foram detectados em 24,5% (543/2.213 das amostras. Os índices de positividade variaram entre 12,9% (22/170, na região metropolitana de Porto Alegre, e 48,9% (69/137, na região centro oriental do RS. Em geral, os rebanhos leiteiros apresentaram prevalência maior (32,3%, seguidos dos rebanhos mistos (22% e de corte (17,6%. Esses resultados demonstram uma ampla disseminação da infecção pelo BoHV-2 no rebanho bovino do Estado e sugerem a participação do agente em parte dos casos de mamilite descritos em gado leiteiro.Bovine herpesvirus type 2 (BoHV-2, the agent of bovine herpetic mammillitis (BHM, has a worldwide distribution and was identified in Brazil in the 70's. Thereafter, cases of bovine mammillitis clinically compatible with BHM have been frequently reported by cattle owners and veterinarians, mainly in dairy herds, suggesting the dissemination of BoHV-2 among Brazilian cattle. This article reports a serologic survey for BoHV-2 antibodies in cattle from Rio Grande do Sul (RS, using serum samples obtained upon a statistically

  7. Cinética de crescimento de Salmonella Enteritidis envolvida em surtos alimentares no RS: uma comparação com linhagens de outros sorovares Growth kinetics of Salmonella Enteritidis involved in outbreaks of foodborne illness in Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil: a comparison with other serovar strains

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    Patrícia da Silva Malheiros

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    Full Text Available No período de 1999 a 2002, uma linhagem geneticamente caracterizada de Salmonella Enteritidis esteve envolvida em mais de 90% das salmoneloses ocorridas no RS. Este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar a cinética de crescimento dessa linhagem, comparando-a com o crescimento de uma linhagem de S. Typhimurium e de S. Bredeney não envolvida em surtos alimentares. Para tanto, cada linhagem foi semeada separadamente em caldo nutriente (CN e em salada de batata com maionese caseira (SMC, os quais foram mantidos a 30 °C e 9,5 °C. Os resultados obtidos em laboratório foram comparados com os resultados modelados pelo Pathogen Modelling Program, USDA. Em CN, a cinética de crescimento a 30 °C foi semelhante para todas as linhagens, as quais atingiram aproximadamente 8 log UFC.mL-1. Em SMC, a 30 °C, a linhagem de S. Enteritidis apresentou maior quantidade de células nas primeiras 6 horas de crescimento, sendo que somente depois de 12 horas todos os microrganismos testados atingiram quantidades semelhantes de células, ou seja, aproximadamente 6 log UFC g-1. Em CN e em SMC, na temperatura de 9,5 °C, não foi detectado crescimento de nenhuma das linhagens testadas de Salmonella durante as primeiras 24 horas, sugerindo que essa temperatura foi suficiente para controlar a multiplicação desses microrganismos. A modelagem bacteriana confirmou a maioria dos resultados obtidos.From 1999 to 2002, a genetically characterized strain of Salmonella Enteritidis was involved in more than 90% of foodborne salmonellosis in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. This work aimed to evaluate the growth kinetics of this strain in comparison with that of other Salmonella serovar strains (S. Typhimurium and S. Bredeney which were not involved in salmonellosis outbreaks. Each strain was inoculated separately in nutrient broth (NB and in potato salad prepared with homemade mayonnaise (MS, and incubated at 30 and 9.5 °C. The experimental results were compared

  8. Perfil de idosos admitidos em unidades de terapia intensiva gerais em Rio Grande, RS: resultados de um estudo de demanda Profile of the elderly admitted into general intensive care units in Rio Grande, Southern Brazil: results of a cross-sectional survey

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    Luiz Eduardo C. Schein

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve por objetivo conhecer o perfil do paciente com 60 anos ou mais de idade internado nas duas unidades de terapia intensiva (UTI do município de Rio Grande, RS. Utilizando-se de delineamento transversal, entre abril/2007 e março/2008, entrevistadores previamente treinados aplicaram questionário padrão investigando sobre suas características demográficas, socioeconômicas e ambientais, utilização prévia de serviços de saúde e condições clínicas, que em 90% dos casos foram respondidos por familiares. Os 213 idosos hospitalizados neste período provinham, em sua maioria, do próprio município, eram casados, tinham mais de 70 anos, cinco anos de escolaridade, dois ou mais salários mínimos de renda familiar mensal, viviam em casa própria com outras duas pessoas e não possuíam plano de saúde; 88% foram à consulta médica nos últimos seis meses e 56% foram hospitalizados nos últimos 12 meses; metade deles chegaram à UTI inconscientes, por problemas clínicos oriundos da enfermaria do próprio hospital, onde 147 foram submetidos a ventilação mecânica, e 45% do grupo total evoluiu para óbito, em média, no oitavo dia. Estes dados mostram que é possível identificar idosos com maior potencial de internação em UTI também a partir de suas condições socioeconômicas e ambientais.This study aimed at assessing the profile of patients aged > 60 years admitted into intensive care units (ICU in the city of Rio Grande, Southern Brazil. A cross-sectional survey was carried out between April/2007 and March/2008 in two hospitals. Family members answered a standardized questionnaire that collected data on demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, household conditions, use of healthcare services and current clinical conditions. Among the 213 elderly people included in the study, about 90% came from Rio Grande, were married, aged 70 years or more, had at least five years of schooling, earned two or more minimum wages

  9. Prevalência e determinantes precoces dos transtornos mentais comuns na coorte de nascimentos de 1982, Pelotas, RS Prevalencia y determinantes precoces de los trastornos mentales comunes en la cohorte de nacimientos de 1982, Pelotas, Sur de Brasil Prevalence and early determinants of common mental disorders in the 1982 birth cohort, Pelotas, Southern Brazil

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    Luciana Anselmi

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência de transtornos mentais comuns e sua associação com fatores de risco numa coorte de adultos jovens. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal aninhado à coorte de nascimentos de 1982 de Pelotas, RS. Em 2004-5, 4.297 indivíduos foram entrevistados em visita domiciliar. A probabilidade de transtornos mentais comuns foi estimada pelo Self-Report Questionnaire. Os fatores de risco incluíram variáveis socioeconômicas, demográficas, perinatais e ambientais. A análise foi estratificada por sexo e as razões de prevalência simples e ajustadas foram estimadas utilizando-se regressão de Poisson. RESULTADOS: A prevalência de transtornos mentais comuns na população geral foi 28,0%; 32,8% e 23,5%, respectivamente, entre mulheres e homens. Independentemente da pobreza em 1982, homens e mulheres pobres em 2004-5 apresentaram risco aproximado de 1,5 para esses transtornos (pOBJETIVO: Estimar la prevalencia de trastornos mentales comunes y su asociación con factores de riesgo en una cohorte de adultos jóvenes. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal anidado a la cohorte de nacimientos de 1982 de Pelotas (Sur de Brasil. En 2004-5, 4.297 individuos fueron entrevistados en visita domiciliar. La probabilidad de trastornos mentales comunes fue estimada por el Self-Report Questionnaire. Los factores de riesgo incluyeron variables socioeconómicas, demográficas, perinatales y ambientales. El análisis fue estratificado por sexo y las razones de prevalencia simples y ajustadas fueron estimadas utilizándose regresión de Poisson. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de trastornos mentales comunes en la población general fue de 28,0%; 32,8% y 23,5%, respectivamente, entre mujeres y hombres. Independientemente de la pobreza en 1982, hombres y mujeres pobres en 2004-5 presentaron riesgo aproximado de 1,5 para esos trastornos (pOBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of common mental disorders and assess its association with risk factors in a cohort of young

  10. Prevalência de consultas médicas e fatores associados, Pelotas (RS, 1999-2000 Prevalencia de consultas médicas y factores asociados en Pelotas (Sur de Brasil, 1999-2000 Prevalence of medical visits and associated factors, Pelotas, Southern Brazil, 1999-2000

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    Juvenal Soares Dias da Costa

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência de consultar com médico e analisar fatores a ela associados. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal de base populacional realizado de dezembro de 1999 a abril de 2000, na cidade de Pelotas (RS. Foram incluídos 1.962 indivíduos de ambos os sexos, de 20 a 69 anos, residentes na zona urbana. Os dados foram coletados por meio de questionários padronizados e pré-codificados. O desfecho "consultar com médico nos 12 meses antes da entrevista" foi analisado com fatores socioeconômicos, demográficos, presença de doenças crônicas e distúrbios psiquiátricos, estado nutricional, tabagismo, consumo de bebidas alcoólicas, e internação no ano anterior à entrevista. Foi realizada regressão de Poisson seguindo modelo hierarquizado, controlada por variáveis de confusão, considerando nível de significância OBJETIVO: Estimar la prevalencia de consultas con un médico y analizar factores asociados a ella. MÉTODOS: Se realizó estudio transversal de base poblacional de diciembre de 1999 a abril de 2000, en la ciudad de Pelotas (Sur de Brasil. Fueron incluidos 1.962 individuos de ambos sexos, de 20 a 69 años, residentes en la zona urbana. Los datos fueron colectados por medio de cuestionarios estandarizados y pre-codificados. La condición "consultar con médico en los 12 meses antes de la entrevista" fue analizada con factores socioeconómicos, demográficos, presencia de enfermedades crónicas y disturbios psiquiátricos, estado nutricional, tabaquismo, consumo de bebidas alcohólicas e internación en el año anterior a la entrevista. Fue realizada una regresión de Poisson siguiendo el modelo jerarquizado, controlado por variables de confusión, considerando nivel de significancia OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of visiting doctors and to analyze associated factors. METHODS: Cross-sectional, population-based study performed in the city of Pelotas, Southern Brazil, between December 1999 and April 2000. A total of

  11. Tabagismo na coorte de nascimentos de 1982: da adolescência à vida adulta, Pelotas, RS Tabaquismo en la cohorte de nacimientos de 1982: de la adolescencia a la vida adulta, Pelotas, Sur de Brasil Smoking prevalence in the 1982 birth cohort: from adolescence to adult life, Pelotas, Southern Brazil

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    Ana M B Menezes

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a prevalência de tabagismo em adolescentes e adultos jovens pertencentes a uma coorte de nascimentos de base populacional. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo de coorte dos nascidos em 1982 na cidade de Pelotas, RS, entrevistados em 1997, 2000-1 e 2005. O desfecho estudado foi o tabagismo, definido como consumo de pelo menos um cigarro na última semana nos acompanhamentos de 1997 e 2000-1. No acompanhamento de 2005, a variável dependente foi tabagismo atual. A análise ajustada foi realizada por meio de regressão de Poisson. RESULTADOS: As prevalências de tabagismo entre homens foram de 5,9%, 20,2% e 27,6% nos acompanhamentos de 1997, 2000-1 e 2005, respectivamente. Os respectivos valores para as mulheres foram 9,3%, 27,5% e 23,6%. A idade média de início do fumo foi de 15,1 anos (dp=2,5. Na análise multivariável, menor escolaridade materna, baixa renda familiar em 1982, ter sido pobre durante todo o período acompanhado e fumo materno na gravidez estiveram significativamente associados com maiores prevalências de fumo em ambos os sexos. A cor da pele não branca associou-se com maior risco de fumo apenas entre as mulheres. A amamentação não mostrou associação com tabagismo. Nas mulheres, o fumo esteve inversamente associado com o peso ao nascer na análise bruta, mas perdeu a significância na ajustada. CONCLUSÕES: A maior concentração de tabagismo nos grupos mais pobres sugere que condutas como o combate ao fumo na gestação e o aumento do preço do cigarro poderiam ter importante impacto populacional.OBJETIVO: Evaluar la prevalencia de tabaquismo en adolescentes y adultos jóvenes pertenecientes a una cohorte de nacimientos de base poblacional. MÉTODOS: Estudio prospectivo de cohorte de los nacidos en 1982 en la ciudad de Pelotas, RS, entrevistados en 1997, 2000-1 y 2005. El desenlace estudiado fue el tabaquismo, definido como consumo de al menos un cigarro en la última semana en los acompañamientos de 1997 y

  12. Association of EVI5 rs11808092, CD58 rs2300747, and CIITA rs3087456 polymorphisms with multiple sclerosis risk: A meta-analysis

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    Conclusions: The mutant alleles of EVI5 rs11808092 polymorphism may increase the susceptibility to MS while those of CD58 rs2300747 polymorphism may decrease MS risk. In addition, CIITA rs3087456 polymorphism might not be associated with MS.

  13. Oral health in institucionalizated elderly patients in two care centers in Passo Fundo - RS

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    Objective: Considering that oral health, as well as general health are fundamental for maintaining the quality of life, the objective of this study was to investigate the oral health of the elderly population in the São José and Nossa Senhora da Luz Care Centers in Passo Fundo/ RS, Brazil. Methods: a clinical examination was performed in 107 elderly patients, to evaluate the oral health status as regards periodontal disease, edentulism, physiological alterations, and mucosa infection by the C...

  14. Um Protótipo para Monitoramento em Tempo Real do Transporte Público de Porto Alegre - RS por GPS (Global Positioning System)

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    Álan Cafruni Gularte; Vinicius Gadis Ribeiro; Sidnei Renato Silveira

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    Este trabalho apresenta o protótipo de uma solução de monitoramento de ônibus por GPS (Global Positioning System). O sistema é executado na plataforma Android, e dispõe de ferramentas que oferecem informações de posicionamento do veículo monitorado e estimativa de tempo de chegada do ônibus até a localização do usuário. Através deste sistema propõe-se uma solução que beneficie tanto as empresas que gerenciam as frotas de ônibus quanto os usuários do transporte coletivo, fazendo uso das facili...

  15. The didactics component of the Family and Community Medicine Residency Program of the Community Health Service of the Grupo Hospitalar Conceição, Porto Alegre, RS

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    Rodrigo Caprio Leite de Castro; Margarita Luz Marina Silva Diercks; Felipe Anselmi Corrêa; Ney Bragança Gyrão; Renata Pekelman; Roberto Nunes Umpierre

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    The Brazilian Society of Family and Community Medicine, based on resolutions of the National Commission of Medical Residency, recommends that Family and Community Medicine Medical Residency Programs (FCMMRP) dedicate between 10% and 20% of their workload to didactics. It also highlights that, when designing the pedagogical process of these activities, adult learning must be considered, which occurs on the basis of the daily problems faced by them. The objective of the Family and Community Med...

  16. RS CV sub n binary systems

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    Linsky, J. L.

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    An attempt is made to place in context the vast amount of data obtained as a result of X-ray, ultraviolet, optical, and microwave observations of RS CVn and similar spectroscopic binary systems. Emphasis is on the RS CVn systems and their long period analogs. The following questions are considered: (1) are the original defining characteristics still valid and still adequate? (2) what is the evidence for discrete active regions? (3) have any meaningful physical properties for the atmospheres of RS CVn systems been derived? (4) what do the flare observations tell about magnetic fields in RS CVn systems? (5) is there evidence for systematic trends in RS CVn systems with spectral type?

  17. The association between four genetic variants in microRNAs (rs11614913, rs2910164, rs3746444, rs2292832 and cancer risk: evidence from published studies.

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    Full Text Available MicroRNAs (miRNAs participate in diverse biological pathways and may act as either tumor suppressor genes or oncogenes. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs in miRNA may contribute to cancer development with changes in the microRNA's properties and/or maturation. Polymorphisms in miRNAs have been suggested in predisposition to cancer risk; however, accumulated studies have shown inconsistent conslusionss. To further validate determine whether there is any potential association between the four common SNPs (miR-196a2C>T, rs11614913; miR-146aG>C, rs2910164; miR-499A>G, rs3746444; miR-149C>T, rs2292832 and the risk for developing risk, a meta-analysis was performed according to the 40 published case-control studies. Odds ratios (ORs with 95% confidence intervals (CIs were calculated to assess the extent of the association. The results demonstrated that the rs11614913TT genotype was significantly associated with a decreased cancer risk, in particular with a decreased risk for colorectal cancer and lung cancer, or for Asian population subgroup. In addition, the rs2910164C allele was associated with decreased risk for esophageal cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, in particular in Asian population subgroup. Similarly, the rs3746444G allele was observed as a risk factor for cancers in the Asian population. It is concluded that two SNPs prsent in miRNAs(rs11614913TT, and rs2910164C may protect against the pathogenesis of some cancers, and that the rs3746444 may increase risk for cancer.

  18. Social capital and political culture in Brazil: prospectives and constrains

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    Cesar Marcelo BAQUERO JACOME

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available This article examines the relationship between political culture and social capital in Brazil. It emphasizes the importance of constructing a political system founded in the interpersonal or reciprocal trust, as well as the confidence in the political institutions. After examining the main controversies about the definition of social capital, this article defends the idea of reterritorializing this concept, giving a strategic value insofar as the instrumental dimension is concerned, which is, the empowerment of the citizens so as to help to construct and institutionalize a participant political culture. After examining surveys carried out in Porto Alegre, Brazil, the main conclusion is that the levels of social capital in this city, and probably extensive to the country, are very low compromising, in the short run, the possibility of gerating a critical and participative citizenship.

  19. Manual del espectrógrafo multifunción de Bosque Alegre

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    Díaz, R.; Paolantonio, S.; Carranza, G.; Goldes, G.

    Este manual consta de 120 páginas y resume las características del Espectrógrafo Multifunción instalado en el telescopio de 1.54 m de la Estación Astrofísica de Bosque Alegre. En este trabajo se describen, además, las técnicas a emplear para su puesta a punto y la secuencia de operaciones para la obtención de datos en cada uno de los modos que ya se encuentran en funcionamiento. Parte de este trabajo se realizó con el apoyo de la Asociación Argentina de Astronomía, a través de becas otorgadas a R.D. y S.P..

  20. METAMORFOSES DA METRÓPOLE CONTEMPORÂNEA: CONSIDERAÇÕES SOBRE PORTO ALEGRE

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    Paulo Roberto Rodrigues Soares

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    Full Text Available This paper seeks to deal with some faces of the spatial restructuring in the metropolis. We seek to debate some tendencies of the contemporary metropolis taking into account the multiples faces of the process called “spatial restructuring”. In the present stage of the expansion of the capitalist globalized economy the world cities improve its spaces in a context of global competition to attract economics activities and advanced services. Both outer and inner city are restructuring. Our purpose is to observe the global processes and their social results as well as its evidences in the Brazilian reality. Thus, we look for evidences to support a research on the processes of restructuring in the Brazilian metropolis. In the final of the paper we present some considerations about the recent urban changes in the city of Porto Alegre.

  1. Paleoenvironmental and Paleoecological Reconstruction of the Ancient Maya Port Site of Vista Alegre, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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    Rissolo, D.; Jaijel, R.; Glover, J. B.; Goodman, B.; Beddows, P. A.; Carter, A.; Smith, D.

    2013-12-01

    Ancient Maya ports along the largely unstudied northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula once supported a network of trade routes linking people, goods, and ideas from across Mesoamerica. The Costa Escondida Project has focused on the interrelationships between the ancient Maya and their dynamic coastal environment along the shores of the Laguna Holbox. Central to our interdisciplinary efforts is a paleoenvironmental and paleoecological reconstruction of the key port of Vista Alegre - a low-lying island surrounded by a complex mosaic of costal ecosystems, sedimentological facies, and hydrological conditions. Geoarchaeological field methods, such as sediment coring, have made possible multiproxy analyses that enable us to better understand sea level fluctuations and the morphology of the shoreline and harboring locations over time, as well as changes in ecosystem biodiversity, which would have presented the maritime Maya with unique challenges and opportunities.

  2. Environmental and morphological changes around the Maritime Maya site Vista Alegre.

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    Jaijel, Roy; Goodman, Beverly; Glover, Jeffrey; Beddows, Patricia; Carter, Alice; Smith, Derek; Rissolo, Dominique; Ben Avraham, Zvi

    2016-04-01

    The untold story of the Maritime Maya from the ancient port site Vista Alegre, is being written for the first time using a multidisciplinary effort that aims to reconstruct the environmental and morphological history of the site. Vista Alegre is located on the north-eastern tip of the Yucatan peninsula, on the ancient Maritime Maya trade routes. This strategic point between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, offers an ideal setting for this kind of research, which will add to the general Maritime Maya history. The multidisciplinary effort is part of a larger project called "Costa Escodida". The project's main goals are to learn how the ancient inhabitants adapted to the environment, and to understand how this coastal site was integrated into broader maritime trade routes. The portion of the research presented here concentrates on the sites geomorphology and climate during the past 2-3000 years through the multiproxy analysis of marine sediment core and surface samples combined with archaeological data. This study aids our understanding of the site's possible functions, the environmental challenges the local inhabits contended with, and the identification of ancient harboring locations. The site was inhabited from the 9th century B.C until the mid 16th century A.D., with an apparent two century abandonment phase from the mid 7th to 9th century A.D. According to the results, five depositional phases can be recognized, and the related shoreline reconstruction shows a general trend of a flooded terrestrial landscape. This 'flooding' relates well to relative sea-level curves published in the region. Continued analysis of results from the research, and future research activities, may make it possible to recognize hurricane proxies in the sediment, locate underwater manmade seafaring artifacts and facilities, determine the range of economic opportunities for past inhabitants and quantify the availability of potable water sources.

  3. Rs6454674, Rs806368 and Rs1049353 CNR1 Gene Polymorphisms in Turkish Bipolar Disorder Patients: A Preliminary Study

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    Gokay Alpak

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Bipolar disorder (BD is one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders in clinical practice. The etiology of the BD is not thoroughly understood. Endocannabinoid system, which is involved in regulation of emotion, stress, memory, and cognition, may have an important role in the pathophysiology of BD. Mutations on the cannabinoid-1 receptor (CNR1 gene are associated with several psychiatric disorders. The main cannabinoid (CB receptor is CB1 and its activation inhibits neuronal depolarization. One previous study showed rs1049353 polymorphism of CNR1 gene is associated with major depression but not with BD. In this study, we aimed to investigate the rs6454674, rs806368 and rs1049353 CNR1 gene polymorphisms in Turkish BD patients. A total of 96 patients and 58 healthy controls were included in the current case-control study. Blood samples of study participants were collected into sterile tubes and processed to obtain genomic DNA. Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism analysis were done by digesting the PCR products with HpyCH4III and BseGI enzymes for the rs6454674 and rs806368 restriction sites, respectively. Single-Strand Conformation Polymorphism (SSCP analysis was also performed. Among three polymorphisms investigated in this study, only rs6454674 polymorphism was significantly different between BD patients and controls (rs6454674 T/G; p=0.042, rs806368 T/C; p>0.05, rs1049353 A/G; p>0.05. Furthermore, we found that the mean of the yearly manic attacks was statistically higher in patients who have heterozygote (0.91+/-0.67 rs6454674 T/G polymorphisms compared to those with homozygote (p=0.043 polymorphism. The post-hoc analysis showed that the main differences were between the heterozygotes genotype and non-mutant (GG homozygotes (0.42+/-0.31; p=0.037 but not in homozygote mutant genotype (0.74+/-0.74; p=0.149. When patients were compared with the other clinical parameters, and mutated alleles and genotypes for each polymorphism, we did not

  4. Porta-enxertos para o cultivar Máximo IAC 138-22 de uvas de vinho em Monte Alegre do Sul, SP Rootstocks for wine grape cultivar IAC 138-22

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    Maurilo Monteiro Terra

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    Full Text Available Em Monte Alegre do Sul, SP, efetuou-se um experimento de longa duração para observar o comportamento do cultivar IAC 138-22 (Máximo de uvas para vinho, sobre cinco porta-enxertos: RR 101-14, 'Golia', "Ripária do Traviú', IAC 572 e IAC 313. Em oito colheitas sucessivas anuais, de 1974 a 1981, analisaram-se as produções médias de uvas por planta. Os resultados indicaram que o IAC 572' foi o melhor porta-enxerto para o IAC 138-22 'Máximo'. O IAC 313 superou o IAC 572 em um dos anos estudados. Todos os outros porta-enxertos apresentaram desempenho inferior.A long term experiment was conducted at Monte Alegre do Sul, State of São Paulo, Brazil, to study the behaviour of wine grape cultivar IAC 138-22 Máximo on five rootstocks: RR 101 14, 'Golia', "Ripária do Traviú', IAC 313 and IAC 572 The yields of eight consecutive annual harvests (from 1974 to 1981 were analysed. The results indicated that IAC 572 was the best rootstock. IAC 313 can also be used but with fair results. "Ripária do Traviú', RR 101-14 and 'Golia' are not recommended as rootstocks for IAC 138-22. Considering the row spacing (2 x 1m which allows 5,000 plants/ha, the difference between average yields of the best and the worst rootstock was 8,475kg/ha of grapes, a considerable figure for the grape grower.

  5. Comparison of Vaisala radiosondes RS41 and RS92 at the ARM Southern Great Plains site

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    Jensen, Michael P.; Holdridge, Donna J.; Survo, Petteri; Lehtinen, Raisa; Baxter, Shannon; Toto, Tami; Johnson, Karen L.

    2016-07-01

    In the fall of 2013, the Vaisala RS41 (fourth generation) radiosonde was introduced as a replacement for the RS92-SGP radiosonde with improvements in measurement accuracy of profiles of atmospheric temperature, humidity, and pressure. In order to help characterize these improvements, an intercomparison campaign was undertaken at the US Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility site in north-central Oklahoma, USA. During 3-8 June 2014, a total of 20 twin-radiosonde flights were performed in a variety of atmospheric conditions representing typical midlatitude continental summertime conditions. The results show that for most of the observed conditions the RS92 and RS41 measurements agree much better than the manufacturer-specified combined uncertainties with notable exceptions when exiting liquid cloud layers where the "wet-bulbing" effect appears to be mitigated for several cases in the RS41 observations. The RS41 measurements of temperature and humidity, with applied correction algorithms, also appear to show less sensitivity to solar heating. These results suggest that the RS41 does provide important improvements, particularly in cloudy conditions. For many science applications - such as atmospheric process studies, retrieval development, and weather forecasting and climate modeling - the differences between the RS92 and RS41 measurements should have little impact. However, for long-term trend analysis and other climate applications, additional characterization of the RS41 measurements and their relation to the long-term observational records will be required.

  6. Maternidade e paternidade na coorte de nascimentos de 1982 a 2004-5, Pelotas, RS Maternidad y paternidad en la cohorte de nacimientos de 1982 a 2004-5, Pelotas, Sur de Brasil Maternity and paternity in the Pelotas birth cohort from 1982 to 2004-5, Southern Brazil

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    Denise P Gigante

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever a prevalência de maternidade e paternidade em adultos jovens e sua associação com variáveis perinatais, socioeconômicas e demográficas. MÉTODOS: Os participantes foram jovens com idade média de 23 anos, acompanhados em estudo de coorte desde o seu nascimento, em 1982, em Pelotas (RS e entrevistados em 2004-5. Foram considerados elegíveis os jovens que referiram ter tido um ou mais filhos, nascidos vivos ou mortos. Dois questionários foram aplicados para coletar informações sobre saúde reprodutiva, dados socioeconômicos e demográficos. As variáveis independentes foram sexo e cor da pele, renda familiar em 1982 e 2004-5, mudança de renda, peso ao nascer do jovem e escolaridade aos 23 anos. Análises brutas e ajustadas foram realizadas por meio de regressão de Poisson para investigar os efeitos das variáveis independentes sobre a maternidade/paternidade na adolescência. RESULTADOS: De 4.297 jovens entrevistados, 1.373 (32% eram mães ou pais, dos quais 842 (19,6% haviam experimentado a maternidade/paternidade na adolescência. O planejamento da gravidez do primeiro filho mostrou relação direta com a idade do jovem. Relação inversa foi observada entre as variáveis socioeconômicas e a ocorrência de maternidade/paternidade na adolescência. A probabilidade de ser mãe na adolescência foi maior entre as mulheres pretas ou pardas, mas a cor da pele não esteve associada com a paternidade na adolescência. CONCLUSÕES: Houve forte relação entre a maternidade/paternidade na adolescência e condições socioeconômicas, a qual deve ser considerada no delineamento de ações preventivas no campo da saúde pública.OBJETIVO: Describir la prevalencia de maternidad y paternidad en adultos jóvenes y su asociación con variables perinatales, socioeconómicas y demográficas. MÉTODOS: Los participantes fueron jóvenes con edad promedio de 23 años, acompañados en estudio de cohorte desde su nacimiento, en 1982

  7. Padrões de sibilância respiratória do nascimento até o início da adolescência: coorte de Pelotas (RS Brasil, 1993-2004 Wheezing phenotypes from birth to adolescence: a cohort study in Pelotas, Brazil, 1993-2004

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    Adriana Muiño

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estudar a prevalência dos padrões de sibilância respiratória e suas associações com variáveis independentes. MÉTODOS: Coorte de nascidos vivos, 1993, Pelotas (RS; subamostra sistemática de 20% da coorte original acompanhada aos 6 e 12 meses e 4 anos; aos 10-12 anos localizou-se 87,5% da coorte original. Definição dos padrões: transitório: chiado até 4 anos e ausência de chiado aos 10-12 anos; persistente: chiado em todos acompanhamentos; início tardio: chiado aos 10-12 anos. Variáveis independentes: gênero; cor da pele; renda familiar; fumo/asma na gravidez; amamentação; infecção respiratória/diarréia (1º ano; alergia e asma na família (4 e 10-12 anos; diagnóstico médico de rinite/eczema (10-12 anos. RESULTADOS: O total da subamostra foi de 897 adolescentes. Prevalência (IC95% dos padrões de sibilância: transitório 43,9% (40,7-47,2;persistente 6,4% (4,8-8,0; de início tardio 3,3% (2,2-4,5. O transitório foi mais freqüente em crianças de famílias de baixa renda, com menor duração da amamentação, relato de infecções respiratórias (1º ano e história familiar de asma (4 anos; o persistente foi quase duas vezes mais freqüente em meninos, em filhos de mulheres com asma na gravidez, com infecções respiratórias (1º ano e história familiar de asma (4 e 10-12 anos; de início tardio mostrou maior prevalência naqueles com asma na família (10-12 anos e diagnóstico médico de rinite (10-12 anos; menor prevalência em quem relatou infecções respiratórias (1º ano e diagnóstico médico de eczema (10-12 anos. CONCLUSÕES: O conhecimento das associações dos padrões sibilantes permite a adoção de medidas preventivas e terapêuticas.OBJECTIVE: To study the prevalence of wheezing patterns and their associations with independent variables. METHODS: Cohort study of live births in 1993 in Pelotas, Brazil. A systematic subsample (20% of the original cohort was evaluated at 6 months, 12 months and

  8. Fatores associados ao sedentarismo no lazer de adultos na coorte de nascimentos de 1982, Pelotas, RS Factores asociados al sedentarismo en el tiempo de ocio de adultos en la cohorte de nacimientos de 1982, Pelotas, Sur de Brasil Factors associated to leisure-time sedentary lifestyle in adults of 1982 birth cohort, Pelotas, Southern Brazil

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    Mario R Azevedo

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar fatores relacionados à prática de atividade física e ao sedentarismo no lazer. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo de coorte dos nascidos em 1982 na cidade de Pelotas (RS. Os dados foram coletados no nascimento e na visita em 2004-5, na qual foram avaliados 77,4% dos indivíduos da coorte, totalizando 4.297. Informações sobre a prática de atividades físicas, no período de lazer, foram obtidas por meio do Questionário Internacional de Atividades Físicas. Foram considerados sedentários os indivíduos com escore de prática de atividade física semanal inferior a 150 min. Foram consideradas variáveis independentes: sexo, cor da pele, peso ao nascer, renda familiar no ano do nascimento e mudança de renda entre o nascimento e os 23 anos. A regressão de Poisson com ajuste robusto da variância foi utilizada na avaliação dos fatores de risco para o sedentarismo. RESULTADOS: Os homens relataram 334 min do escore de atividades físicas no período de lazer por semana versus 112 min entre as mulheres. A prevalência de sedentarismo foi de 80,6% entre as mulheres e 49,2% entre os homens. Observou-se tendência de aumento do escore de atividades físicas conforme aumentou a renda ao nascer. Indivíduos atualmente pobres ou que se tornaram pobres na idade adulta foram mais sedentários. CONCLUSÕES: O sedentarismo no período de lazer entre adultos jovens mostrou-se elevado, principalmente no sexo feminino. A atividade física no lazer é determinada pelas condições socioeconômicas atuais.OBJETIVO: Analizar factores relacionados con la práctica de actividad física y al sedentarismo en el tiempo de ocio. MÉTODOS: Estudio prospectivo de cohorte de los nacidos en 1982 en la ciudad de Pelotas (Sur de Brasil. Los datos fueron colectados en el nacimiento y en la visita en 2004-5, en la cual fueron evaluados 77,4% de los individuos de la cohorte, totalizando 4.297. Informaciones sobre la práctica de actividades físicas, en el per

  9. Avaliação nutricional de adultos da coorte de nascimentos de 1982, Pelotas, RS Evaluación nutricional de adultos de la cohorte de nacimientos de 1982, Pelotas, Sur de Brasil Nutritional evaluation follow-up of the 1982 birth cohort, Pelotas, Southern Brazil

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    Denise P Gigante

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência de desnutrição por déficit ou excesso de peso e sua associação com fatores demográficos e socioeconômicos. MÉTODOS: Estudo longitudinal de coorte de jovens nascidos em 1982 em Pelotas, RS. Em 2004-5 foram entrevistados 4.198 dos 5.914 indivíduos dessa coorte, que tiveram suas medidas de peso e estatura coletadas para cálculo do índice de massa corporal (IMC. Definiu-se baixo peso pelo valor de IMC inferior a 18,5 kg/m²; excesso de peso, pelo IMC entre 25 e 30kg/m²; e obesidade pelo IMC>30kg/m². Os efeitos de variáveis socioeconômicas (renda familiar e escolaridade, demográfica (cor da pele, peso ao nascer e amamentação sobre baixo peso, excesso de peso e obesidade foram analisados utilizando regressão de Poisson separadamente para homens e mulheres. RESULTADOS: As prevalências de baixo peso, obesidade e excesso de peso foram 6,0%, 8,2% e 28,9%, respectivamente. Na análise ajustada somente o peso ao nascer manteve-se associado com baixo peso em homens e mulheres. Homens pobres tiveram maior risco de baixo peso, mas ficaram protegidos da obesidade e do excesso de peso. Por outro lado, o risco de obesidade e excesso de peso foi maior entre as mulheres pobres. CONCLUSÕES: Os resultados reforçam a importância da determinação socioeconômica sobre o estado nutricional, chamando atenção como esses fatores agem de forma distinta em homens e mulheres de diferentes situações nutricionais, indicando atenção no que se refere a medidas específicas na prevenção, melhorando o acesso à informação sobre educação alimentar e nutricional para toda população.OBJETIVO: Estimar la prevalencia de desnutrición por déficit o exceso de peso y su asociación con factores demográficos y socioeconómicos. MÉTODOS: Estudio longitudinal de cohorte de jóvenes nacidos en 1982 en Pelotas (Sur de Brasil. En 2004-5 fueron entrevistados 4.198 de los 5.914 individuos de esa cohorte, que tuvieron sus

  10. Metodologia do estudo da coorte de nascimentos de 1982 a 2004-5, Pelotas, RS Metodologia de estudio de la cohorte de nacimientos de 1982 a 2004-5, Pelotas, Sur de Brasil Methodology of the Pelotas birth cohort study from 1982 to 2004-5, Southern Brazil

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    Fernando C Barros

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever os métodos utilizados no estudo longitudinal e acompanhamento das crianças nascidas em Pelotas (RS em 1982. MÉTODOS: A coorte foi iniciada com um inquérito de saúde perinatal de todas as 6.011 crianças nascidas nas maternidades de Pelotas em 1982. As 5.914 crianças nascidas vivas foram incluídas nos estudos de acompanhamento. Até 2004-5 foram realizados oito acompanhamentos, com a aplicação de questionários às mães e/ou aos membros da coorte, conforme a faixa etária. Exames antropométricos e clínicos foram realizados nas visitas. Os participantes da coorte são descritos conforme variáveis demográficas, socioeconômicas e de saúde colhidas nos primeiros acompanhamentos, que são utilizadas como variáveis de exposição. RESULTADOS: A maior parte dos jovens da coorte foram acompanhados durante 23 anos de vida e distintas visitas. Os acompanhamentos que obtiveram maior êxito foram aqueles precedidos por um censo da cidade. Com este método foram localizados 87,2% em 1984 (idade média de 19 meses, 84,1% em 2006 (média 43 meses, e 77,4% em 2004-5 (média 23 anos. CONCLUSÕES: Estudos de coorte de nascimentos podem ser realizados com sucesso em países em desenvolvimento, e a metodologia empregada nesses estudos de ciclo vital permite estudar a influência de exposições precoces sobre a determinação das doenças da vida adulta.OBJETIVO: Describir los métodos utilizados en el estudio longitudinal y acompañamiento de los niños nacidos en Pelotas (Sur de Brasil en 1982. MÉTODOS: La cohorte fue iniciada con una investigación de salud perinatal de todos los 6.011 niños nacidos en las maternidades de Pelotas en 1982. Los 5.914 niños nacidos vivos fueron incluidos en los estudios de acompañamiento. Hasta 2004-5 fueron realizados ocho acompañamientos, con la aplicación de cuestionarios a las mamás y/o a los miembros de la cohorte conforme el rango de edad. Exámenes antropométricos y cl

  11. Prevalência de chiado no peito em adultos da coorte de nascimentos de 1982, Pelotas, RS Prevalencia del silbido en el pecho en adultos de la cohorte de nacimientos de 1982, Pelotas, Sur de Brasil Prevalence of wheezing in the chest among adults from the 1982 Pelotas birth cohort, Southern Brazil

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    Ana M B Menezes

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência de chiado no peito em adultos jovens, explorando o efeito de algumas variáveis sobre a ocorrência desta morbidade. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo de coorte dos nascidos em 1982 na cidade de Pelotas (RS. Foram localizados 4.297 (77,4% dos membros da coorte em 2004-5, cujos dados foram coletados por meio de entrevista, utilizando o questionário ISAAC (International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood Steering Committee. A associação entre o desfecho "ocorrência de chiado no peito nos 12 meses anteriores à entrevista" e variáveis socioeconômicas, demográficas e características ao nascimento foi calculada por análise multivariável utilizando regressão de Poisson. RESULTADOS: A prevalência de chiado no último ano foi de 24,9%. Entre aqueles que relataram chiado, 54,6% referiram dificuldade para dormir e 12,9% para falar devido ao chiado. A prevalência de chiado no peito foi significativamente maior entre as mulheres, mantendo associação na análise ajustada com cor de pele não branca, com história familiar de asma e nível socioeconômico baixo. Entre os homens, não houve associação significativa na análise ajustada para cor de pele e renda familiar ao nascimento; história familiar de asma e pobreza durante a vida mostraram associação significativa com chiado no peito. Para ambos os sexos, não houve associação com as variáveis peso ao nascer e duração da amamentação. CONCLUSÕES: A prevalência de chiado no peito foi alta e as pessoas com renda familiar baixa ao nascer tiveram maior risco de chiado no peito no último ano.OBJETIVO: Estimar la prevalencia del silbido en el pecho en adultos jóvenes, explorando el efecto de algunas variables sobre la ocurrencia de esta morbilidad. MÉTODOS: Estudio prospectivo de cohorte de los nacidos en 1982 en la ciudad de Pelotas (Sur de Brasil. Fueron localizados 4.297 (77,4% de los miembros de la cohorte en 2004-5, cuyos datos fueron

  12. Geophysical Character and Geochemical Evolution of the Mesoproterozoic Figueira Branca Intrusive Suite, SW Amazon Craton (Brazil)

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    Louro, Vinicius; Cawood, Peter; Mantovani, Marta

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    The Jauru Terrain hosts the Figueira Branca Intrusive Suite (FBS) in the SW of the Amazon Craton (Brazil). The FBS is a series of 1425 Ma layered mafic intrusions, previously interpreted as anorogenic. The FBS area is located in foreland to the Santa Helena orogen, formed by the subduction of the Rio Alegre Terrain under the Jauru Terrain. Potential field methods (magnetic and gravity), gamma-ray spectrometry, geochemical and isotope data were used to characterize and to model the extent of FBS magmatism, the distribution of faults and shear zones in the area, to evaluate affinities of the magmatic activity, and the relation between the FBS and the Santa Helena orogen. The geophysical methods identified three anomalies corresponding with FBS outcrops. A fourth anomaly with significantly higher amplitude was observed to the north of the three anomalies. From south to north, the anomalies were named Indiavaí, Azteca, Figueira Branca and Jauru. These anomalies were modeled and indicated a northwest-southeast trend, parallel to regional shear zones. The gamma-ray data enabled the collection of 50 samples from the FBS rocks, the Alto Jauru group that hosts the FBS, from nearby intrusive suites, and the Rio Alegre Terrain. The 30 freshest samples were analyzed by X-ray fluorescence for oxides and some trace elements, 20 by ICP-MS for Rare-Earth Elements and 10 for Nd-Sr isotope analyses. The FBS samples were gabbros and gabbro-norites with Nb/Yb-Th/Yb and TiO2/Yb-Nb/Yb ratios indicating varying degrees of crustal interaction. The TiO2/Yb-Nb/Yb data suggested a subduction related component and the ɛNd-ɛSr indicated a juvenile source. Samples from coeval adjacent intermediate magma suites displayed similar characteristics, which suggest derivation from a bimodal source probably related with the subduction of the Rio Alegre Terrain. We interpreted the tectonic setting of the FBS as a result of a roll-back of the subducted slab, which resulted in rejuvenation of the

  13. Flutuação populacional de muscídeos (Diptera, Muscidae simbovinos e sua distribuição sobre o corpo do gado de leite, em Capão do Leão, RS, Brasil Fluctuation of symbovine muscids (Diptera, Muscidae and their distribution on the bodies of dairy cattle in Capão do Leão, RS, Brazil

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    Cristine Ramos Zimmer

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo conhecer as espécies de muscídeos simbovinos e a área de eleição destas sobre o corpo do bovino de leite. Também estimou-se a flutuação populacional das espécies de moscas, relacionando-a com as médias mensais de temperatura e umidade relativa, bem como a precipitação pluviométrica em Capão do Leão, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Para estimar a sazonalidade e a localização sobre bovinos, foram examinadas 20 vacas leiteiras a cada 30 dias, no período de abril/2007 a março/2008, conforme as divisões zootécnicas por meio da observação direta dos dípteros. Os muscídeos simbovinos verificados foram: Haematobia irritans, espécie mais abundante e encontrada em maior frequência na costela/no flanco, seguida por Stomoxys calcitrans, com maior ocorrência nos membros dianteiros e traseiros e Musca domestica, na cabeça, no ventre e na costela/no flanco dos bovinos. A sazonalidade foi influenciada principalmente pela temperatura, exercendo forte impacto negativo em situações extremas. Na temperatura média menor ou igual a 12,7°C e na temperatura acima de 22,5°C, não houve observação de dípteros.This study aimed to describe the symbovine species and which area of the dairy cattle body these flies selectes. In addition the fluctuation of these species population was estimated relative to the average monthly temperature, humidity and rainfall in Capão do Leão, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. To estimate seasonality and location on the cattle, 20 dairy cattle were examined through flies' direct observation every 30 days in the period from April/2007 to March/2008 according to the animal zootechnical divisions. The symbovine muscids checked were: Haematobia irritans, the most abundant species and found in greater frequency on the rib/flank, followed by Stomoxys calcitrans, with higher occurrence on the front and rear legs, and Musca domestica, on the head, belly and rib/flank. Seasonality was mainly

  14. Oralidad y representación. La otra voz en la narrativa de Ciro Alegría

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    Full Text Available Este artículo se propone estudiar la funcionalidad de los relatos de tradiciónoral que narran los personajes populares de las novelas de CiroAlegría. Se considera que la intercalación de estos textos, más allá degenerar el suspenso (como propone Tomás Escajadillo, o poner en evidenciala intensa verosimilitud del universo representado —al ser untipo de cuentística típica del referente que Alegría representa literariamente(como señala Antonio Cornejo Polar— tienen como función laconstrucción de un sujeto heterogéneo y popular distinto al narradormonológico y grafocentrista. En tal sentido, siguiendo a Huaytán Martínez,se propone que la incorporación en estas novelas de relatos deraíz oral establecen vasos comunicantes entre la narrativa indigenista deCiro Alegría y el género testimonial.

  15. Coptotermes gestroi (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in Brazil: possible origins inferred by mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase II gene sequences.

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    Martins, C; Fontes, L R; Bueno, O C; Martins, V G

    2010-09-01

    The Asian subterranean termite, Coptotermes gestroi, originally from northeast India through Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Indonesian archipelago, is a major termite pest introduced in several countries around the world, including Brazil. We sequenced the mitochondrial COII gene from individuals representing 23 populations. Phylogenetic analysis of COII gene sequences from this and other studies resulted in two main groups: (1) populations of Cleveland (USA) and four populations of Malaysia and (2) populations of Brazil, four populations of Malaysia, and one population from each of Thailand, Puerto Rico, and Key West (USA). Three new localities are reported here, considerably enlarging the distribution of C. gestroi in Brazil: Campo Grande (state of Mato Grosso do Sul), Itajaí (state of Santa Catarina), and Porto Alegre (state of Rio Grande do Sul).

  16. Coptotermes gestroi (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in Brazil: possible origins inferred by mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase II gene sequences.

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    Martins, C; Fontes, L R; Bueno, O C; Martins, V G

    2010-09-01

    The Asian subterranean termite, Coptotermes gestroi, originally from northeast India through Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Indonesian archipelago, is a major termite pest introduced in several countries around the world, including Brazil. We sequenced the mitochondrial COII gene from individuals representing 23 populations. Phylogenetic analysis of COII gene sequences from this and other studies resulted in two main groups: (1) populations of Cleveland (USA) and four populations of Malaysia and (2) populations of Brazil, four populations of Malaysia, and one population from each of Thailand, Puerto Rico, and Key West (USA). Three new localities are reported here, considerably enlarging the distribution of C. gestroi in Brazil: Campo Grande (state of Mato Grosso do Sul), Itajaí (state of Santa Catarina), and Porto Alegre (state of Rio Grande do Sul). PMID:20924414

  17. Uso de medicamentos do nascimento aos dois anos: Coorte de Nascimentos de Pelotas, RS, 2004 Uso de medicamentos desde el nacimiento hasta los dos años: Cohorte de Nacimientos de Pelotas, Sur de Brasil, 2004 Medicine use from birth to age two years: the 2004 Pelotas (Brazil Birth Cohort Study

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    Edilson Almeida de Oliveira

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever a utilização de medicamentos em crianças aos três, 12 e 24 meses de idade. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal utilizando dados da Coorte de Nascimentos de Pelotas, RS, de 2004. Foram incluídas 3.985 crianças aos três meses, 3.907 aos 12 meses e 3.868 aos 24 meses de idade. O desfecho considerado foi o uso de medicamentos pelas crianças nos 15 dias anteriores à entrevista. Informações sobre as variáveis independentes (medicamentos utilizados, fonte de indicação, forma de aquisição, regularidade do uso e grupos terapêuticos foram coletadas por meio de questionário padronizado, em entrevista aos pais nos domicílios. RESULTADOS: As prevalências de uso de medicamentos aos três, 12 e 24 meses foram de 65,0% (IC 95%: 63,5;66,5, 64,4% (IC 95%: 62,9;65,9 e 54,7% (IC 95%: 53,1;56,2, respectivamente. Com o avanço da idade observou-se diminuição no número total de medicamentos utilizados e aumento na automedicação, essa última chegando a 34% aos 24 meses. Também, a freqüência do uso de medicamentos em caráter eventual aumentou e diminuiu a de uso contínuo. Os medicamentos foram adquiridos principalmente com recursos próprios e cerca de 10% foi adquirido pelo Sistema Único de Saúde. Observou-se mudança no perfil dos grupos terapêuticos mais utilizados em função da idade. Aos três meses, o maior uso foi de medicamentos dermatológicos (36%; aos 12 meses, de medicamentos para o sistema respiratório (24%; e, aos 24 meses, de analgésicos (26%. Comparando-se o uso aos 24 meses com o dos três meses de idade observou-se diminuição na utilização de: medicamentos destinados ao trato alimentar e metabolismo, aos órgãos dos sentidos, sistema cardiovascular e produtos dermatológicos. Houve aumento na utilização de: medicamentos anti-infecciosos sistêmicos, destinados ao sistema musculoesquelético, ao sistema respiratório, analgésicos, antiparasitários, inseticidas e repelentes. CONCLUSÕES: A

  18. Prevalência de doação de sangue e fatores associados, Pelotas, RS Prevalencia de donación de sangre y factores asociados, Pelotas, Sur de Brasil Blood donation prevalence and associated factors in Pelotas, Southern Brazil

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    Alethea Zago

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência de doação de sangue e fatores associados. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com amostra representativa de 2.986 indivíduos com 20 anos ou mais realizado em Pelotas, RS, em 2007. Foram considerados três desfechos: doação de sangue alguma vez na vida, doação no último ano e doação fidelizada (pelo menos duas doações no último ano. Cada desfecho foi analisado de acordo com variáveis demográficas, socioeconômicas, de saúde, exposição a campanhas de promoção da doação de sangue e ter parente ou amigo doador. A análise bruta e multivariável foi feita utilizando-se regressão de Poisson, com ajuste para o efeito do desenho amostral. RESULTADOS: As prevalências encontradas de doação de sangue alguma vez na vida, no último ano e de doação fidelizada, foram, respectivamente, 32%, 7,7% e 3,6%. Tais prevalências foram maiores para indivíduos do sexo masculino e aumentou conforme o nível econômico e a autopercepção da saúde. A prevalência de doação na vida foi maior para o grupo etário de 50 a 65 anos; no último ano, foi maior entre os mais jovens (20 a 29 anos; e a doação fidelizada foi maior para o grupo de 30 a 49 anos. Cor da pele, situação conjugal, religião, ter parente ou amigo doador e conhecimento sobre campanhas não apresentaram associação com nenhum dos desfechos analisados. CONCLUSÕES: A prevalência de doação de sangue foi maior para os homens e para aqueles com melhor auto-percepção de saúde e nível econômico. As campanhas de incentivo à doação deveriam diversificar o perfil dos doadores, de modo a atingir os grupos de pessoas menos propensas a doar sangueOBJETIVO: Estimar la prevalencia de donación de sangre y factores asociados. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal con muestra representativa de 2.986 individuos con 20 años o más realizado en la ciudad de Pelotas, Sur de Brasil, en 2007. Fueron considerados tres hechos: donación de sangre alguna vez en la

  19. STIMATE OF SOIL AND WATER LOSS ON THE WATERSHED OF JAQUEIRA RIVER, ALEGRE

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    Full Text Available The control of erosion requires an understanding of the complex interactions between chemical, physical, hydrological and meteorological. Several mathematical models have been developed and improved in objective to predict the magnitude of soil loss by erosion, like the Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP. It was objectified with this work to evaluate the soil loss and water catchment in the Espírito Santo. To reach the proposed objectives was held to characterize the watershed area of stream Jaqueira located in the Alegre-ES city, and the lifting of the input files of the WEPP model (climate, soil, land use and management and topography. Finally, we applied the model to predict soil loss and water through the integration of softwares GeoWEPP, TOPAZ and ArcView. The obtained results allowed to conclude that: the current simulated average losses in the watershed of the stream Jaqueira are of 52.9 mm year-1 for the runoff and 17.5 t ha-1 yr-1.

  20. Six sigma: program characteristics in eleven companies located in the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre

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    Jaqueline Terezinha Martins Correa Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available Six Sigma combines managerial factors with statistical tools and is deployed in many enterprises today. Rio Grande do Sul is a Brazilian state that has a great industrialization, especially in the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre. Some of these industries have deployed the Six Sigma program. The aim of this paper is to present characteristics of the Six Sigma program in companies located in this region, through an exploratory study. A literature review subsidized the development of the questionnaire. Eleven companies participated of research in July and August 2008. It used statistical tools and qualitative analysis to analyze the results. Most of the companies that participated is classified as large and uses the DMAIC method to implement Six Sigma. The principal cause of program implementation was process improvement. In only one company the Six Sigma is implemented in all sectors, including administrative areas. Another result is the lack of clearly criteria for defining the career of Belts and the discrepancy of academic formation of these specialists.

  1. [Groups in basic health attention in Porto Alegre: uses and forms of therapeutic intervention].

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    Maffacciolli, Rosana; Lopes, Marta Julia Marques

    2011-01-01

    This article deals with groups as an assistential modality used by the services of basic health attention. Workshops, health education groups, as well as, lectures are different activities done in relation to other traditional attendances. The study that is behind this discussion had as its main aim to know the profile of assistance, under groups' organization, offered in the Units which make part of the Basic Health Network in Porto Alegre. Within a total of 124 health services, 116 professionals were approached, among them, 96 developed groups. We could verify that the groups have therapeutic relevance because they favor the sharing of information and the learning about aspects which are related to the topic health-sickness. They constitute inclusive practices, which are able to create a link with the users and the service, as well as, to reformulate the existing assistential model. Therefore, it was verified that the understanding of these practices reflects on its dimension of the group assistance qualification and also the strategic dimension of compensation in the attendance of the increasing demand of health.

  2. De las voces pasivas al sonido activo: actividades musicales en el circuito superior marginal e inferior en las ciudades brasileñas de San Pablo, Río de Janeiro, Puerto Alegre, Goiania y Recife

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    Villy Creuz

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    Full Text Available A partir de 1990 algunas empresas de producción, distribución y consumo de música son reorganizadas. La disposición de nuevos sistemas técnicos transforma los factores de producción y la división del trabajo en las grandes ciudades. La banalización de equipamientos de trabajo ocurre concomitante a la informatización del país. Ese proceso amplió el espesor de la división de tareas entre actores sociales que trabajan con música en los dos circuitos de la economía: circuito inferior y superior. Por medio de algunas situaciones concretas en los trabajos de campo en San Pablo (SP, Río de Janeiro (RJ, Goiania (GO, Puerto Alegre (RS y Recife (PE, se buscará demostrar la coexistencia entre estudios de grabación y ensayo musical, micro y pequeñas grabadoras y comerciantes callejeros.

  3. Prevalência de consultas médicas e fatores associados, Pelotas (RS), 1999-2000 Prevalencia de consultas médicas y factores asociados en Pelotas (Sur de Brasil), 1999-2000 Prevalence of medical visits and associated factors, Pelotas, Southern Brazil, 1999-2000

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    Juvenal Soares Dias da Costa; Mauri Caldeira Reis; Claudio Viana Silveira Filho; Rogério da Silva Linhares; Fábio Piccinini

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    OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência de consultar com médico e analisar fatores a ela associados. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal de base populacional realizado de dezembro de 1999 a abril de 2000, na cidade de Pelotas (RS). Foram incluídos 1.962 indivíduos de ambos os sexos, de 20 a 69 anos, residentes na zona urbana. Os dados foram coletados por meio de questionários padronizados e pré-codificados. O desfecho "consultar com médico nos 12 meses antes da entrevista" foi analisado com fatores socioecon...

  4. Análise dos fatores explicativos de inconformidades apontadas pelo TCE/RS em auditorias municipais

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    Gustavo Pires Krüger

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo é identificar os fatores que podem explicar a ocorrência de inconformidades apontadas pelo Tribunal de Contas do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (TCE/RS em gestão executiva municipal. O estudo aborda o controle externo da gestão pública, focado na fiscalização realizada pelo TCE/RS e considerando-se o advento da Lei de Responsabilidade Fiscal (LRF. Trata-se de uma pesquisa exploratória, de caráter quantitativo. Além da análise de conteúdo dos Relatórios Gerais de Consolidação das Contas (RGCC, utiliza-se também a estatística descritiva e a análise econométrica. A população pesquisada foi a da região metropolitana de Porto Alegre, através de seus relatórios de auditoria, e foram analisados os períodos que abrangem os exercícios de 1996/97 (pré-LRF, 2000/2001 (implantação da LRF e 2004/2005 (vigência plena da LRF. Os principais resultados indicam que a LRF se apresenta como um fator relevante no que concerne aos resultados da atuação do controle externo. Adicionalmente, as principais irregularidades observadas pelo TCE/RS em suas auditorias de gestão referem-se a: a administração de pessoal; b despesas, receitas; c procedimentos licitatórios; d contratos e convênios; e e sistemas de controles internos (SCI, perfazendo 83,4% do total de inconformidades. O nível educacional da população é inversamente proporcional ao apontamento de inconformidades.

  5. Acidentes de trânsito em área metropolitana da região sul do Brasil: caracterização da vítima e das lesões Traffic accidents: characterization accidents and lesions in an urban center of southern Brazil

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    Eduardo A. Ott

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    Full Text Available Por meio de estudo retrospectivo, descreve-se a casuística referente aos atendimentos prestados a acidentados de trânsito, em 1988, em hospital de Pronto Socorro de Porto Alegre, RS - Brasil. Os dados utilizados foram fornecidos pelo Setor de Documentação e Estatística do hospital estudado (n=6.099. Os resultados encontrados, similares àqueles descritos na literatura, chama especial atenção pela predominância do sexo masculino (69,2% do total de atendimentos, pela concentração dos acidentados na faixa etária dos 20 aos 39 anos (52% e pela freqüência com que a cabeça é acometida (49,6% dos pacientes. Lesões severas como contusões e fraturas foram encontradas, respectivamente, em 61,5% e 24,2% dos pacientes. Os dados revelam, ainda, o elevado número e a gravidade das lesões resultantes de atropelamentos, os quais foram responsáveis por 32,7% do total de atendimentos por acidentes de trânsito, 57,2% das internações hospitalares, 54,6% dos atendimentos de menores de 9 anos e 42,8% dos acima de 60 anos.Casualties treated in a Emergency Hospital of Porto Alegre, Brazil, during the year 1988, for injuries received as a result of traffic accidents, are described by means of a retrospective study of the data provided by the Documentation and Statistics Sector of the hospital (n=6.099. The results, similar to those described in the literature, dreaw special attention to the predominance of the male sex (69.2%, to the concentration of accidents involving individuals of between 20 and 39 years of age, inclusive, (52% and to the frequency which the head is injured (49.6% of the pacients. Severe injuries such as bruises and fractures were found, respectively, in 61.5% and 24.2% of the patients. The data reveal, furthear, the large number and the seriousness of the injuries caused by accidents involving pedestrians which accounted for 32.7% of the total number of attendances related to traffic accidents, 57.2% of hospital internments

  6. Is Brazil really a catholic country? What opinions about abortion, sex between individuals who are not married to each other, and homosexuality say about the meaning of catholicism in three Brazilian cities

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    The idea of being a Catholic country is quite widespread throughout the nation. What does it mean to be Catholic in Brazil? Do Catholics follow the Catholic Doctrine? The objective of this paper is to investigate the relationship between religion and religious involvement (measured by religious affiliation and service attendance) and opinions about abortion, sex between individuals who are not married to each other, and homosexuality in São Paulo, Porto Alegre, and Recife. Data come from the ...

  7. RS-84 Engine Completes Design Review

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    This is an artist's concept of the kerosene-fueled RS-84 engine, one of several technologies competing to power NASA's next generation of launch vehicles. The RS-84 has successfully completed its preliminary design review as a reusable, liquid kerosene booster engine that will deliver a thrust level of 1 million pounds of force. The preliminary design review is a lengthy technical analysis that evaluates engine design according to stringent system requirements. The review ensures development is on target to meet Next Generation Launch Technology goals: Improved safety, reliability, and cost.

  8. Prevalência de tabagismo e fatores associados em área metropolitana da região Sul do Brasil Prevalence of smoking and associated factors in a metropolitan area of southern Brazil

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    Leila B. Moreira

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar a prevalência de tabagismo em Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil, e os fatores associados, executou-se estudo observacional, de delineamento transversal e base populacional. Através de amostragem aleatória proporcional, por estágios múltiplos e conglomerados, selecionaram-se 1.091 indivíduos, a partir de 18 anos, que responderam a um questionário, em entrevista domiciliar. Aferiu-se o hábito de fumar através de perguntas dirigidas ao tipo de fumo, freqüência e tempo de exposição. A prevalência foi de 34,9% (IC 31,9 - 37,8, sendo de 41,5% (IC 38,5 - 44,4 entre os homens e 29,5% (IC 26,8 - 32,2 entre as mulheres. O início foi, em média, aos 16 (±5,6 e 17,8 (±6,7 anos, com moda de 15 e 14 anos, respectivamente. Os homens fumavam 19,0 ± 14,0 cigarros por dia e as mulheres 14,5 ± 10,3. Analisaram-se as associações através de regressão logística, incluindo-se no modelo sexo, idade, educação, renda, qualificação profissional e consumo de álcool. O hábito de fumar foi mais freqüente entre os homens, indivíduos de menor nível socioeconômico, dos 30 aos 39 anos, e entre os usuários de bebidas alcoólicas. Conclui-se que o tabagismo é freqüente em Porto Alegre, constituindo-se problema de saúde pública similar ao referido pela literatura. O consumo de álcool deve estar associado ao fumo por serem ambos comportamentos de risco, com determinantes comuns.A cross-sectional study was carried out for the purpose of evaluating, the prevalence of smoking and the factors associated with it in Porto Alegre, a city in southern Brazilian. Through proportional, multiple stage, random sampling, 1.091 individuals (92% of those eligible of 18 or more years of age, were interviewed at home. Exposure to smoking was measured by a questionnaire that inquired about the type, quantity and frequency of tobacco use. The prevalence of smoking was 34.9% (Cl 31.9 - 37.8. It was higher -among men - 41.5% (Cl 38.5 - 44.4 then

  9. Young people's blood alcohol concentration and the alcohol consumption city law, Brazil Alcoholemia de jóvenes y la ley contra consumo de alcohol, Brasil Alcoolemia de jovens e lei contra o consumo de álcool

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    Raquel De Boni

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    Full Text Available The paper assesses blood alcohol concentration and risk behaviors for traffic accidents before and after the implementation of a law which prohibits the use of alcoholic beverages on city gas stations. In Porto Alegre, Southern Brazil, young people go out at night and drive to gas station convenience stores to buy alcoholic beverages which are consumed on the premises of parking lots in gas stations. Data were obtained from self-administered questionnaires and breath analyzers in two cross-sectional collections with purposive samples of youngsters in May and July 2006 (n=62, and n=50, respectively. There were no significant differences between the groups before and after the city law was passed. Blood alcohol concentration greater than 0.06% was found in 35.5% of pre-law group and 40% of post-law group (p=0.62. Results point out heavy alcohol use in both groups, which did not change after the law was passed.En el artículo se analizaron la alcoholemia y los comportamientos de riesgo de accidentes de transito en jóvenes antes y después de la implementación de la ley que prohíbe el consumo de bebidas alcohólicas en puestos de gasolina. En Puerto Alegre (Sur de Brasil, los jóvenes acostumbran salir de noche y conducir hasta las tiendas de conveniencia de puestos de gasolina para comprar y consumir bebidas alcohólicas en los estacionamientos dentro de los puestos. Los datos fueron obtenidos de encuestas auto-aplicables y alcoholímetro en dos colectas transversales realizadas con jóvenes, abordados en mayo y julio de 2006 con muestreo intencional (n=62 y n=50, respectivamente. No hubo diferencia significativa entre los grupos entrevistados. Alcoholemia > 0,06% fue encontrada en 35,5% y 40% de los individuos antes y después de la ley, respectivamente (p=0,62. Los resultados señalan el uso pesado de alcohol en ambos grupos, inalterado por la implementación de la ley.No artigo foram analisados a alcoolemia e comportamentos de risco para

  10. Programa Saúde da Família e condições sensíveis à atenção primária, Bagé (RS Programa Salud de la Familia y condiciones sensibles a la atención primaria, Sur de Brasil Family Health Program and ambulatory care-sensitive conditions in Southern Brazil

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    Fúlvio Borges Nedel

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Condições sensíveis à atenção primária (CSAP são problemas de saúde atendidos por ações do primeiro nível de atenção. A necessidade de hospitalização por essas causas deve ser evitada por uma atenção primária oportuna e efetiva. O objetivo do estudo foi estimar a probabilidade do diagnóstico de CSAP em pacientes hospitalizados pelo Sistema Único de Saúde. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com 1.200 pacientes internados entre setembro/2006 e janeiro/2007 em Bagé (RS. Os pacientes responderam a questionário aplicado por entrevistadoras, sendo classificados segundo o modelo de atenção utilizado previamente à hospitalização. As CSAP foram definidas em oficina promovida pelo Ministério da Saúde. Analisaram-se variáveis demográficas, socioeconômicas, de situação de saúde e relativas aos serviços de saúde utilizados. A análise multivariável foi realizada por modelo de Poisson, seguindo modelo teórico hierárquico de determinação da hospitalização segundo sexo e modelo de atenção. RESULTADOS: O total de 42,6% das internações foi por condições sensíveis à atenção primária. A probabilidade de que o diagnóstico principal de internação seja por uma dessas condições aumenta com as características: ser do sexo feminino, ter idade menor de cinco anos, ter escolaridade menor de cinco anos, ter sido hospitalizado no ano anterior à entrevista, ter consulta médica na emergência, estar internado no hospital universitário. Associaram-se à probabilidade de CSAP: (a mulheres: faixa etária, escolaridade, tempo de funcionamento da unidade de saúde, residir em área de saúde da família, ser usuária do Programa Saúde da Família, consulta médica na emergência no mês anterior à pesquisa e hospital de internação; (b homens: faixa etária, ter sofrido outra internação no ano anterior à entrevista e o hospital de internação. CONCLUSÕES: As condições sensíveis à atenção prim

  11. Determinantes sociais da iniciação sexual precoce na coorte de nascimentos de 1982 a 2004-5, Pelotas, RS Determinantes sociales de la iniciación sexual precoz en la cohorte de nacimientos de 1982 a 2004-5, Pelotas, Sur de Brasil Determinants of early sexual initiation in the Pelotas birth cohort from 1982 to 2004-5, Southern Brazil

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    Helen Gonçalves

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar determinantes sociais da iniciação sexual precoce de jovens pertencentes a uma coorte de nascimentos. MÉTODOS: Foram entrevistados em 2004-5 os indivíduos da coorte de nascimentos de Pelotas (RS, em 1982 (N=4.297. A iniciação sexual precoce (OBJETIVO: Analizar las determinantes sociales de la iniciación sexual precoz de jóvenes pertenecientes a una cohorte de nacimientos. MÉTODOS: Fueron entrevistados en 2004-5 los individuos de la cohorte de nacimientos de Pelotas (Sur de Brasil, en 1982 (N= 4.297. La iniciación sexual precoz (OBJECTIVE: To analyze social determinants of early sexual initiation among young adults from a birth cohort. METHODS: Individuals from the 1982 birth cohort (N=4,297 were interviewed in 2004-5, city of Pelotas, Southern Brazil. Early sexual initiation (<13 years of age was the outcome. Descriptive and stratified analyses were performed according to sex. Variables analyzed were family income in 1982, ethnicity, young adult's level of education and change in income (between 1982 and 2004-5. Ethnographic data were used to complement result analysis. RESULTS: Prevalence of early sexual initiation was higher among black and mixed men, and those with low level of education and low family income in 1982 and 2004-5. More traditional male sexual role requirements, such as virility and sexual initiative, showed more repercussion and adherence from an early age among men. Young family women with higher income and level of education tended to delay their sexual initiation. Imposition of traditional values was found to influence early sexual initiation among men and women with lower level of education and income. CONCLUSIONS: Results found re-established the economic factor as a determinant of behavior or uses of sexuality for both sexes. To focus on political efforts that help the economically disadvantaged to have opportunities and egalitarian future perspectives is an important strategy for health

  12. Soft-decision decoding of RS codes

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    Justesen, Jørn

    2005-01-01

    By introducing a few simplifying assumptions we derive a simple condition for successful decoding using the Koetter-Vardy algorithm for soft-decision decoding of RS codes. We show that the algorithm has a significant advantage over hard decision decoding when the code rate is low, when two or more...

  13. Petrochemical characteristics of Serra do Meio alkaline granite (Campo Alegre de Lourdes - Bahia State)

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    The Serra do Meio granite outcrops near the town of Campo Alegre de Lourdes, north-northeast of Bahia State. The granite is intrusive into micachists, which are correlatives of the Salgueiro-Cachoeirinha Group (Early Proterozoic), during early to the syn-tectonic shear phase. The geological setting also comprises a phosphatic rock-bearing carbonatitic complex and gabbroid complexes with one of the main world resources of Fe-Ti-V. The granite mineralogical composition grades from Aegerine-augite alkali-feldspar granite/syenites to Leuco alcali-feldspar granite. The geochemical analysis shows SiO2-enrichment (67 to 76%), in alkalis (Na2+K2O, 7,5 to 12,5%), Nb (up to 680ppm), Zr (up to 2,390ppm), Y (up to 250ppm) e REE (up to 796ppm). The geochemical behaviour is peculiar to alkaline series, denoting a silica-oversaturated, potassium-rich, magma. The chondrite-normalized REE patterns display a first group with smooth slopes from the La to Lu, and a second one with negative slopes. Negative Eu anomalies are displayed in all the patterns. The first group is HREE-enriched, with low fractionation ratios. Samples with milonytic fabrics and higher fractionation ratios are related to the second group, suggesting the interaction of metassomatic fluids and the alkaline magma. Discriminant diagrams for Nb, Y and Rb, coupled with geophysical data, point to an intrusive granite in an extensional within a plate tectonic setting of attenuated continental crust. (author)

  14. Triagem neonatal para hemoglobinopatias: um estudo piloto em Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

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    Liane Esteves Daudt

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo, tem como o objetivo determinar a freqüência das hemoglobinopatias em neonatos, que realizaram a coleta para o Teste de Triagem Neonatal para Distúrbios Metabólicos no Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre. O método utilizado para a determinação das variantes da hemoglobina, foi eletroforese por focalização isoelétrica em amostra de sangue total, coletadas em papel filtro por punção do calcanhar. Para confirmação diagnóstica dos casos alterados, foram realizadas eletroforeses das hemoglobinas em acetato de celulose com pH 8,6 e em citrato de ágar com pH 6,2, em amostra de sangue total dos neonatos e dos seus progenitores. Foram analisados, 1.615 indivíduos, e identificada a presença da hemoglobina S em 20 amostras e da hemoglobina C em seis amostras. Esses valores, correspondem a uma freqüência de 1,2% para o gene da anemia falciforme e 0,4% para o gene da doença de hemoglobina C, independente da raça ou ascendência. Esses dados, sugerem que a inclusão da triagem neonatal universal para hemoglobinopatias nos projetos já implementados para fenilcetonúria e hipotireoidismo congênito, apresenta vantagens e deve ser considerada pelos programas de saúde.

  15. Triagem neonatal para hemoglobinopatias: um estudo piloto em Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

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    Daudt Liane Esteves

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo, tem como o objetivo determinar a freqüência das hemoglobinopatias em neonatos, que realizaram a coleta para o Teste de Triagem Neonatal para Distúrbios Metabólicos no Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre. O método utilizado para a determinação das variantes da hemoglobina, foi eletroforese por focalização isoelétrica em amostra de sangue total, coletadas em papel filtro por punção do calcanhar. Para confirmação diagnóstica dos casos alterados, foram realizadas eletroforeses das hemoglobinas em acetato de celulose com pH 8,6 e em citrato de ágar com pH 6,2, em amostra de sangue total dos neonatos e dos seus progenitores. Foram analisados, 1.615 indivíduos, e identificada a presença da hemoglobina S em 20 amostras e da hemoglobina C em seis amostras. Esses valores, correspondem a uma freqüência de 1,2% para o gene da anemia falciforme e 0,4% para o gene da doença de hemoglobina C, independente da raça ou ascendência. Esses dados, sugerem que a inclusão da triagem neonatal universal para hemoglobinopatias nos projetos já implementados para fenilcetonúria e hipotireoidismo congênito, apresenta vantagens e deve ser considerada pelos programas de saúde.

  16. The prevalence of elder abuse in the Porto Alegre metropolitan area.

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    Santos, Camila Mello dos; De Marchi, Renato Jose; Martins, Aline Blaya; Hugo, Fernando Neves; Padilha, Dalva Maria Pereira; Hilgert, Juliana Balbinot

    2013-01-01

    Abuse of the elderly is a form of violence to come to the public's attention. Dental professionals are in an ideal position to identify physical abuse. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of elderly abuse and analyze the database of injury reports that can be identified by dental teams. A documentary analysis study developed by the Elderly Protection Police Station of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, was carried out. The information used came from 2,304 complaints filed at the aforementioned institution between the years of 2004 and 2006. The records of abuse are categorized as injury, neglect, mistreatment, theft, financial abuse, threat, disturbing the peace, atypical fact, and others. The injuries that could be identified by the dental team were classified according to the injury's location in the area of the head, face, mouth and neck. Descriptive analysis was performed, and chi-square tests were used to evaluate the distributions of the types of elder abuse in relation to sex and age. The most frequent of the different types of abuse was theft, with a prevalence of 17.8%, followed by disturbing the peace at 11.8%. Disturbing the peace, threat, and bodily injury were significantly associated with women. Elder abuse among women and men declines with age. The prevalence of head injury was 25% of the total injuries, most often in females, and in those aged < 70 years. Based on these results, it is necessary that the dental team observe the elderly person's appearance for suspicious physical signs. PMID:23657487

  17. The prevalence of elder abuse in the Porto Alegre metropolitan area

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    Camila Mello dos Santos

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Abuse of the elderly is a form of violence to come to the public's attention. Dental professionals are in an ideal position to identify physical abuse. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of elderly abuse and analyze the database of injury reports that can be identified by dental teams. A documentary analysis study developed by the Elderly Protection Police Station of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, was carried out. The information used came from 2,304 complaints filed at the aforementioned institution between the years of 2004 and 2006. The records of abuse are categorized as injury, neglect, mistreatment, theft, financial abuse, threat, disturbing the peace, atypical fact, and others. The injuries that could be identified by the dental team were classified according to the injury's location in the area of the head, face, mouth and neck. Descriptive analysis was performed, and chi-square tests were used to evaluate the distributions of the types of elder abuse in relation to sex and age. The most frequent of the different types of abuse was theft, with a prevalence of 17.8%, followed by disturbing the peace at 11.8%. Disturbing the peace, threat, and bodily injury were significantly associated with women. Elder abuse among women and men declines with age. The prevalence of head injury was 25% of the total injuries, most often in females, and in those aged < 70 years. Based on these results, it is necessary that the dental team observe the elderly person's appearance for suspicious physical signs.

  18. Proyecto Costa Escondida: Interdisciplinary Research at the Ancient Maya Port Site of Vista Alegre, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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    Glover, J.; Rissolo, D.; Beddows, P. A.; Goodman, B.; Smith, D.

    2013-05-01

    At the northeast tip of the Yucatan Peninsula - where the Caribbean meets the Gulf - lies the ancient Maya port site of Vista Alegre. The inhabitants of this site, much like the people living nearby today, were forced to contend with the challenging coastal environment of Laguna Holbox. The sediment-rich, low gradient of the north coast presents a contrasting landscape compared to the Caribbean coast, where water resources are of much larger magnitude and evident in the extensive systems of cenotes (sinkholes) and underground rivers that supported pre-Columbian sites along this eastern rocky sediment-poor coastline. For past inhabitants the north coast was a mosaic of low-lying, non-arable zones where access to potable water was a challenge for inhabitants well into the 20th century. By bringing together scholars from the fields of archaeology, coastal ecology, geoarchaeology, and hydrogeology, the Proyecto Costa Escondida is focusing on the dynamic relationship between the Maya and their coastal landscape over the past 3000 years. To date we have collected 12 manual push-cores from the shallow waters surrounding Vista Alegre, which have been analyzed at 1 cm resolution using standard methods for Loss on Ignition (LOI), δ18Ocarb and δ13Ccarb of bulk carbonate, granulometry, micropalentology, and AMS radiocarbon dating. In addition to have baseline comparative data, we have conducted near-shore and terrestrial coastal ecological surveys along with the mapping of coastal water salinity and temperatures in the dry and wet seasons. Overall, the chemical proxies, lithology, and paleosalinity model reconstructed to date reveal four onlapping parasequences representing an overall transgression of the coastline with strong seasonality of water chemistry that has been changing under the control of rising sea levels over the past 3000 years. The sedimentation rate and timing of the transition to marine is in reasonable agreement with local sea level curves meaning that the

  19. Work and revenue associations: new democratic spaces in Brazil

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    Rosangela Marione Schulz

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper’s theme are the new spaces of democratic participation in Brazil, more specifically, the new political characters and the new spaces for the civilian society’s mobilization, from an analysis of female leaderships in the work and revenue’s association that have been growing in districts and neighborhoods with high levels of poverty and violence in the city of Porto Alegre. A major part of these organizations is dedicated to recycling solid residue, and, have as a defining characteristic a great number of women, either as member or leaders of these institutions. We seek to discuss such collective actions on its relation with the public government, urban social movements and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s.

  20. Verification of concentration time formulae accuracy in Southern Brazil

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    Freitas Ferreira, Pedro; Allasia, Daniel; Herbstrith Froemming, Gabriel; Ribeiro Fontoura, Jessica; Tassi, Rutineia

    2016-04-01

    The time of concentration (TC) of an urban catchment is a fundamental watershed parameter used to compute the peak discharge and/or in the hydrological simulation of sewer systems. In the lack of hydrological data for its estimative, several empirical formulae are used, however, almost none of them have been verified in Brazil leading to large uncertainties in the correct value. In this light, were tested several formulae such as the proposed by Kirpich (and a modifications of this equation proposed by the National Transport Bureau of Brazil (DNIT)), U.S. Corps. Of Engineers, Pasini, Dooge , Johnstone , Ventura and Ven T Chow as they are used in Brazil. The verification was accomplished against measured data in 5 sub-basins situated in the Dilúvio basin, a semi urbanized watershed that contains the most developed area of the city of Porto Alegre. All the rainfall stations were active in the period from late 1970's until early 1980's due to the existence of Projeto Dilúvio but today, however, only two of them are still in operation. Porto Alegre is the capital and largest city in the Brazilian southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul with a population of approximately 1.6 million inhabitants, the tenth most populous city in the country and the centre of Brazil's fourth largest metropolitan area, with almost 4,5 million inhabitants (IBGE, 2010). The city is situated in a humid subtropical climate with high and regular precipitation throughout the year. Most summer rainfall occurs during thunderstorms and an occasional tropical storm, hurricane or cyclone. The results showed an error of around 70% for half of the formulas, with a tendency to underestimate TC values. Among the tested methods, Johnstone had the best overall result, with an average error of 25%, well far from the second, Dooge, with 43% of average error. The best results were obtained in only one basin, Dilúvio, the largest one, with an area of 25km², with an error of just 3% for Modified Kirpich, and

  1. Polymorphisms in Four Genes (KCNQ1 rs151290, KLF14 rs972283, GCKR rs780094 and MTNR1B rs10830963) and Their Correlation with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Han Chinese in Henan Province, China.

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    Gao, Kaiping; Wang, Jinjin; Li, Linlin; Zhai, Yujia; Ren, Yongcheng; You, Haifei; Wang, Bingyuan; Wu, Xuli; Li, Jianna; Liu, Zichen; Li, Xiong; Huang, Yaxin; Luo, Xin-Ping; Hu, Dongsheng; Ohno, Kinji; Wang, Chongjian

    2016-03-01

    Genetic variants at KCNQ1 rs151290, KLF14 rs972283, GCKR rs780094 and MTNR1B rs10830963 have been associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), but the results are contradictory in Chinese populations. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association of these four SNPs with T2DM in a large population of Han Chinese at Henan province, China. Seven-hundred-thirty-six patients with T2DM (cases) and Seven-hundred-sixty-eight healthy glucose-tolerant controls were genotyped for KCNQ1 rs151290, KLF14 rs972283, GCKR rs780094 and MTNR1B rs10830963. The association of genetic variants in these four genes with T2DM was analyzed using multivariate logistic regression. Genotypes and allele distributions of KCNQ1 rs151290 were significantly different between the cases and controls (p KLF14 rs972283, GCKR rs780094 or MTNR1B rs10830963 and T2DM were detected. The AC and CC genotypes and the C allele of rs151290 in KCNQ1 may be risk factors for T2DM in Han Chinese in Henan province. PMID:26927145

  2. Prevalência de sintomas depressivos em uma amostra de prostitutas de Porto Alegre Prevalencia de síntomas depresivos en una muestra de prostitutas de Porto Alegre Prevalence of depressive symptoms in a sample of prostitutes in Porto Alegre

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    Lucas Schreiner

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: a prevalência de transtornos depressivos na população feminina de Porto Alegre é estimada em 14,5%. Não existem relatos sobre a prevalência de sintomas ou transtornos depressivos entre as prostitutas, população de risco para transtornos mentais. OBJETIVOS: quantificar a prevalência de sintomas depressivos em amostra de prostitutas de Porto Alegre e fatores associados. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: uma amostra consecutiva e não aleatória de 97 mulheres entre 18 e 60 anos, cadastradas na Organização Não Governamental Núcleo de Estudos da Prostituição (NEP, de Porto Alegre, foi estudada. Após consentimento informado, as entrevistadas foram investigadas através do Inventário para depressão de Beck (BDI. O ponto de corte igual ou maior que 13 foi utilizado para detecção de sintomas depressivos. RESULTADOS: na amostra estudada, a idade média foi de 29,6 anos (dp 8,5 anos; 67% apresentaram sintomas depressivos (ponto de corte³ 13 com escore médio no BDI de 19,1 (dp 10,9; 24,7% da amostra apresentava sintomas leves; 40,2% sintomas moderados e 7,2% sintomas graves. Houve associação estatisticamente significativa entre a presença de sintomas depressivos e uso de álcool, história de doenças sexualmente transmissíveis e ausência de prática religiosa (pINTRODUCCIÓN: la prevalencia de trastornos depresivos en la población femenina de Porto Alegre es estimada en 14,5 %. No existen relatos sobre la prevalencia de síntomas o trastornos depresivos entre las prostitutas, población de riesgo para trastornos mentales. OBJETIVOS: cuantificar la prevalencia de síntomas depresivos en muestra de prostitutas de Porto Alegre y factores asociados. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: fue estudiada una muestra consecutiva y no aleatoria de 97 mujeres entre 18 y 60 años, cadastradas en la Organización No Governamental Nucleo de Estudios de la Prostitución (NEP, de Porto Alegre. Después de informado el consentimiento, las entrevistadas fueron

  3. Metallo-β-lactamase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in two hospitals from southern Brazil

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    Fernanda W. Wirth

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This study determined the prevalence of metallo-β-lactamase (MBL-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in two hospitals located in the Southern part of Brazil and compare the performance of two different phenotypic tests. Thirty-one non-repetitive Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from various clinical samples from patients admitted to two hospitals located in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (twenty-three from a hospital in Porto Alegre City and eight isolates from a hospital in Vale dos Sinos Region. All strains suggestive of possessing MBLs by phenotypic methods were included in this study. Phenotypic detection of MBLs was carried out simultaneously by using both the MBL Etest® and disk approximation test using 2-mercaptopropionic acid close to a ceftazidime disk. Strains positive were further confirmed using molecular techniques for blaVIM, blaIMP and blaSPM-1. The prevalence of MBLs from samplesof inpatients from the hospital located in Porto Alegre was 30.4% and that of inpatients from Vale dos Sinos hospital was only 3.1%. Only MBL type SPM-1 was detected in these samples by molecular analysis and all were detected by the Etest® MBL strips. The prevalence of P. aeruginosa that produce MBLs can be markedly different in distinct geographical areas, even among different hospitals in the same area. In our study, the EDTA-based method was the only method able to detect all strains harboring the SPM-1 enzyme.

  4. Breast cancer incidence and mortality in women under 50 years of age in Brazil

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    Sabrina da Silva Santos

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Many countries have reported an increase in breast cancer incidence in young women. The current study's objective was to explore breast cancer distribution in women less than 50 years of age in Brazil. A descriptive study on breast cancer incidence (selected cities and mortality (Brazil and selected cities in 2002-2004 was carried out, and the results were compared with those from other countries. The study also analyzed the trend in hospital morbidity and incidence rates for breast cancer. Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul State showed the highest incidence rates (17.9 and 165.5/100,000 in the 15-39 and 40-49-year age strata, respectively. Regarding mortality, Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais State showed the highest rate in the 15-39-year group and Porto Alegre in the 40-49-year group (2.8 and 25.5/100,000. Hospital admissions and incidence rates for breast cancer suggest a change in epidemiological distribution. The results reveal an epidemiological pattern of breast cancer in young Brazilian women with regional distribution characteristics.

  5. [Cost-effectiveness of an organized breast cancer screening program in Southern Brazil].

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    Ribeiro, Rodrigo Antonini; Caleffi, Maira; Polanczyk, Carisi Anne

    2013-11-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of an organized breast cancer mammographic screening program implemented in Porto Alegre (Núcleo Mama Porto Alegre - NMPOA), Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. A Markov model was constructed to estimate the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of NMPOA compared to current BC diagnosis and care in the Brazilian public health system, in a hypothetical cohort of women aged 40-69 years at risk of developing breast cancer. Model parameters were collected from NMPOA and the national literature. In the NMPOA strategy, effectiveness was modeled taking into account the actual observed screening adherence. Effectiveness was measured in quality-adjusted life years (QALYs). Incremental cost-effectiveness ratio in the base case was R$ 13,426 per QALY. This result was not sensitive to variation in the main model parameters in sensitivity analyses. Considering the threshold usually suggested as highly attractive in Brazil, breast cancer screening as performed in NMPOA is cost-effective in cities with high incidence of breast cancer.

  6. [Cost-effectiveness of an organized breast cancer screening program in Southern Brazil].

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    Ribeiro, Rodrigo Antonini; Caleffi, Maira; Polanczyk, Carisi Anne

    2013-11-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of an organized breast cancer mammographic screening program implemented in Porto Alegre (Núcleo Mama Porto Alegre - NMPOA), Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. A Markov model was constructed to estimate the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of NMPOA compared to current BC diagnosis and care in the Brazilian public health system, in a hypothetical cohort of women aged 40-69 years at risk of developing breast cancer. Model parameters were collected from NMPOA and the national literature. In the NMPOA strategy, effectiveness was modeled taking into account the actual observed screening adherence. Effectiveness was measured in quality-adjusted life years (QALYs). Incremental cost-effectiveness ratio in the base case was R$ 13,426 per QALY. This result was not sensitive to variation in the main model parameters in sensitivity analyses. Considering the threshold usually suggested as highly attractive in Brazil, breast cancer screening as performed in NMPOA is cost-effective in cities with high incidence of breast cancer. PMID:25402242

  7. Roadkill of wild mammals on RS-135

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    Carla Grasiele Zanin Hegel

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Among environmental impacts, fragmentation of habitat for agriculture and livestock has led to a distortion of the natural environment and increased rates of wildlife killed on roads. Weekly surveys of road-killed mammals were made along highway RS-135 (km 8-34 between May 2008 and May 2010. For each case, we recorded the species and location along the road. We collected 95 mammals belonging to 16 species and 12 families, with a frequency of 0.025 roadkills per kilometer. The most abundant species were Cerdocyon thous (22.11%, Nasua nasua (10.52%, Pseudalopex gymnocercus (9.47% and Cavia aperea (7.37%, which together comprised 49.5% of the cases. This study contributed with information on roadkill of wild mammals in RS-135 of Rio Grande do Sul.

  8. A diphoton resonance from bulk RS

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    Csáki, Csaba; Randall, Lisa

    2016-07-01

    Recent LHC data hinted at a 750 GeV mass resonance that decays into two photons. A significant feature of this resonance is that its decays to any other Standard Model particles would be too low to be detected so far. Such a state has a compelling explanation in terms of a scalar or a pseudoscalar that is strongly coupled to vector states charged under the Standard Model gauge groups. Such a scenario is readily accommodated in bulk RS with a scalar localized in the bulk away from but close to the Higgs. Turning this around, we argue that a good way to find the elusive bulk RS model might be the search for a resonance with prominent couplings to gauge bosons.

  9. A Diphoton Resonance from Bulk RS

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    Csaki, Csaba

    2016-01-01

    Recent LHC data hints at a 750 GeV mass resonance that decays into two photons. A significant feature of this resonance is that its decays to Higges and to any other Standard Model particles are so far too low to be detected. Such a state has a compelling explanation in terms of a scalar or a pseudoscalar that is strongly coupled to vector states charged under the Standard Model gauge groups. We argue that if the state is a scalar, some form of sequestering is likely to be necessary to naturally explain the suppressed scalar-Higgs interactions. Such a scenario is readily accommodated in bulk RS with a scalar localized in the bulk away from the Higgs. Turning this around, we argue that a good way to find the elusive bulk RS model might be the search for a resonance with prominent couplings to gauge bosons.

  10. Lepton flavour violation in the RS model

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    Moch, Paul; Beneke, Martin [Physik Department T31, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, 85748 Garching (Germany); Rohrwild, Juergen [Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford, 1 Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3NP (United Kingdom)

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    We consider charged lepton flavour observables in the Randall-Sundrum (RS) model with and without custodial protection.To this end, we apply a fully five dimensional (5D) framework to calculate the matching coefficients of the effective field theory at the electroweak scale. This enables us to compute predictions for the radiative decay μ → eγ as well as the decay μ → 3e and μ → e conversion in nuclei.

  11. Association of Polymorphisms (rs 1799782, rs25489 and rs25487) in XRCC1 and (rs 13181) XPD genes with Acute Coronary Artery Syndrome in Subjects from Multan, Pakistan.

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    Hameed, Hafsa; Faryal, Maemona; Aslam, Muhammad Assad; Akbar, Atif; Saad, Abu Bakar Ali; Pasha, Muhammad Burhan; Latif, Muhammad; Rehan Sadiq Shaikh, Rehan Rehan Sadiq Shaikh; Ali, Muhammad; Iqbal, Furhan

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    Acute coronary artery syndrome (ACS) is the major cause of mortality in Pakistan with genetic and environmental influence on the incidence of the disease. This case-control study was designed to find out if a correlation is existing between ACS and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in DNA repair genes XPD [at codon 751, rs 13181 (Lys to Gln)] and XRCC1 [at codon 399, rs25487 (Arg to Gln); 280, rs25489 (Arg to His) and 194, rs 1799782 (Arg to Trp)] either individually or in various combination with each other (haplotype analysis). The objective of this study was to find out the association of various studied risk factors and serum lipid profile of the subjects with the disease, if any. PCR-RFLP method was used to determine genotype at specific codon in 221 subjects (115 ACS patients and 106 healthy controls) from Southern Punjab population. Genotypic and allelic frequency distribution among the cases and controls revealed that all the studied SNPs were not individually associated with the ACS. Haplotype analysis revealed that subjects having wild type combination of all three XRCC1 SNPs had greater susceptibility to ACS than any other studied genotypic combinations. Analysis of risk factors revealed that hypertension (Pdiabetes (P<0.001) were significantly associated with the incidence of ACS. Serum lipid profile analysis indicated that cholesterol level was significantly higher (P=0.048) in patients (161.5mg/dL) than controls (142.1mg/dL) while triglyceride remained unaffected (P=0.87) when compared between the two treatments. PMID:27166553

  12. Mapas imaginários sobre Porto Alegre: as representações da cidade no cinema

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    Miriam de Souza Rossini

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta os procedimentos de pesquisa e os resultados obtidos no subgrupo Cinema da pesquisa Porto Alegre imaginada: representações dos cidadãos sobre a cidade. Ao longo de 2007 e 2008, foram mapeados os filmes produzidos e exibidos em Porto Alegre, em diferentes formatos e suportes, e após foi feita a análise do corpus conforme as categorias propostas no projeto geral da pesquisa. O objetivo era compreender como a cidade era percebida e representada nas imagens audiovisuais cinematográficas. Na análise, observamos a estética visual e sonora, a estrutura narrativa e as principais temáticas. A cidade que surge nas telas de cinema com certeza é muito diferente do imaginário que existe sobre a cidade real. Ao invés de uma grande metrópole moderna, o que se percebe é uma cidade que mal consegue sair dos seus limites oitocentistas.

  13. A cidade e a Copa do Mundo: projetos e transformações urbanas em Porto Alegre - Brasil

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    Mario Leal-Lahorgue

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available A cidade de Porto Alegre será uma das sedes dos jogos da Copa do Mundo FIFA 2014 no Brasil. Por causa disso, estão previstas várias obras de adequação da infraestrutura urbana para que a cidade esteja preparada para o momento dos jogos. Este texto apresenta quais são as obras acordadas entre os órgãos públicos brasileiros e a FIFA, sua localização no território da cidade e quais os impactos previstos no espaço urbano. Também contextualiza brevemente a forma como se tem produzido o espaço na cidade nas últimas décadas, com o intuito de demonstrar que algumas formas que pareciam superadas reaparecem no momento atual. Por fim, discute as conseqüências destas transformações para a cidade como um todo e seus cidadãos, questionando o tipo de legado que Porto Alegre pode ter com a Copa do Mundo.

  14. Pozo, tierra, mundo. Homenaje a José María Díez-Alegría

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    Full Text Available José Mª Díez-Alegría es deudor del tiempo que le precede, es decir, de la España de las anteriores décadas, que le marcan con una impronta que posteriormente fecunda y se manifiesta entre 1955-1982, recordando y haciendo valer acontecimientos claves como el Concilio Vaticano II o la crítica progresiva al nacionalcatolicismo, reflejadas también en algunas participaciones en las “Conversaciones de Gredos”. Filósofo, teólogo, y jurista, Díez-Alegría es un ejemplo sobresaliente de un sector del catolicismo español que se opone a la función de la Iglesia como aparato ideológico y legitimador del bloque dominante y busca incansable el diálogo entre católicos y marxistas con el fin de alcanzar una convergencia y colaboración mutuas.

  15. Consumer buying motives and attitudes towards organic food in two emerging markets: China and Brazil

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    Thøgersen, John; de Barcellos, Marcia Dutra; Perin, Marcelo Gattermann;

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    and conclusions are limited by the covered countries and products. Practical implications: Key consumer value propositions with respect to organic food seem cross-culturally valid and universally accepted by a segment of customers that share these values. Hence, organic food can be mar-keted globally based......Purpose: Investigate if consumer buying motives regarding organic food in emerging economies China and Brazil are culture bound or determined by key characteristics of the product. Methodology: A survey was collected in Guangzhou, China, and Porto Alegre, Brazil. Data were analyzed by means...... of structural equation modeling, checking for measurement invariance between samples. Findings: The reasons why Brazilian and Chinese consumers buy organic food are strikingly similar to what is found in Europe and North America. Consumers’ attitude towards buying organic food is strongly linked to beliefs...

  16. Application of RS Codes in Decoding QR Code

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    Zhu Suxia(朱素霞); Ji Zhenzhou; Cao Zhiyan

    2003-01-01

    The QR Code is a 2-dimensional matrix code with high error correction capability. It employs RS codes to generate error correction codewords in encoding and recover errors and damages in decoding. This paper presents several QR Code's virtues, analyzes RS decoding algorithm and gives a software flow chart of decoding the QR Code with RS decoding algorithm.

  17. Trails, RS2477, RS2477, Published in 2008, 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, Box Elder County.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Trails, RS2477 dataset, published at 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Other information as of 2008. It is described as 'RS2477'....

  18. Trails, RS2477, rs2477 add roads, Published in 2006, 1:24000 (1in=2000ft) scale, Iron County.

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  19. Novel biosensor-based microarray assay for detecting rs8099917 and rs12979860 genotypes

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    Pei-Yuan Li; Xiao-Jun Zhou; Lan Yao; Xin-Hua Fang; Jiang-Nan Ren; Jia-Wu Song

    2012-01-01

    AIM:To evaluate a novel biosensor-based microarray (BBM) assay for detecting rs12979860 and rs8099917genotypes.METHODS:Four probes specific for rs8099917C/T or rs12979860G/T detection and three sets of quality control probes were designed,constructed and arrayed on an optical biosensor to develop a microarray assay.Two sets of primers were used in a one tube polymerase chain reaction (PCR) system to amplify two target fragments simultaneously.The biosensor microarray contained probes that had been sequenced to confirm that they included the rsS099917C/T or rs12979860G/T alleles of interest and could serve as the specific assay standards.In addition to rehybridization of four probes of known sequence,a total of 40 clinical samples collected from hepatitis C seropositive patients were also tested.The target fragments of all 40 samples were amplified in a 50 μL PCR system.Ten μL of each amplicon was tested by BBM assay,and another 40 μL was used for sequencing.The agreement of the results obtained by the two methods was tested statistically using the kappa coefficient.The sensitivity of the BBM assay was evaluated using serial dilutions of ten clinical blood samples containing 103-104 white cells/lμL.RESULTS:As shown by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis,two target segments of the interleukin 28B-associated polymorphisms (SNPs) were successfully amplified in the one-tube PCR system.The lengths of the two amplified fragments were consistent with the known length of the target sequences,137 and 159bps.After hybridization of the PCR amplicons with the probes located on the BBM array,the signals of each allele of both the rs8099917 SNPs and rs12979860 SNPs were observed simultaneously and were clearly visible by the unaided eye.The signals were distinct from each other,could be interpreted visually,and accurately recorded using an ordinary digital camera.To evaluate the specificity of the assay,both the plasmids and clinical samples were applied to the microarray

  20. New species of Temnocephala Blanchard (Platyhelminthes, Temnocephalida) ectosymbiont on giant water bugs, Belostoma spp. (Hemiptera, Belostomatidae) from southern Brazil Nova espécie do gênero Temnocephala Blanchard (Platyhelminthes, Temnocephalida) ectosimbionte sobre baratas d´água, Belostoma spp. (Hemiptera, Belostomatidae) da região sul do Brasil

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    José F. R. Amato; Suzana B. Amato

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    A new species of Temnocephala Blanchard, 1849 is described from southern Brazil, ectosymbiont on giant water bugs (aquatic hemipterans), Belostoma spp. from the greater Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul. Some hemipterans examined were positive for this species of Temnocephala and carried bunches of eggs between the first two pairs of legs and between the first pair of legs and the rostrum, as well as adult and young specimens. The adults were darkly pigmented (greenish-brown), mimetizi...

  1. Escola de Engenharia de Porto Alegre (1896-1934: hegemonia política na construção da universidade

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    Marília Costa Morosini, Maria Estela Dal Pai Franco

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Resumo O texto resgata a trajetória da Escola de Engenharia de Porto Alegre (EE em seus primórdios - 1896-1922 - e como Universidade Técnica (UT - 1922-1934. A análise qualifica a E.E. como uma instituição científica ímpar para a época pela sua hegemonia com o Estado do Rio Grande do Sul e pela sua face universitária com aproximações à idéia de universidade moderna, cujas funções privilegiam a pesquisa. Foram utilizados princípios de análise de conteúdo sobre fontes de informação normativas, de ocorrências, livros, revistas e jornais. Palavras-chave: Escola de Engenharia de Porto Alegre; história da educação.   Abstract The paper presents the historical path of the Porto Alegre School of Engineering (E.E. in its early times - 1896- 1922 – and as Technical University (TU 1922-1934. The analysis characterizes the School of Engineering as a peculiar scientific institution, to its time, for its political hegemony with the State of Rio Grande do Sul and for its university feature, connected to the idea of modern university, whose functions focuses on research. Various documents were analyzed: legislative, factual, books, periodicals and newspapers. Keywords: Porto Alegre School of Engineering; history of education.

  2. Ausência de anticorpos contra o vírus da síndrome da cabeça inchada em frangos de corte no Planalto Médio do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Absence of antibodies to the swollen head syndrome virus in broiler chickens from the Planalto Médio, RS, Brazil

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    Loreni Boaro

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de determinar a prevalência de anticorpos contra o pneumovírus aviário, foram coletadas 960 amostras de soro sangüíneo de 48 lotes de frangos de corte (20 amostras/lote. Os lotes analisados eram provenientes de 23 municípios da região do Planalto Médio. A detecção de anticorpos contra o pneumovírus foi feita através de um ensaio imunoenzimáticos comercial (ELISA. Entre as amostras analisadas, somente 5 (0,52% foram consideradas positivas para a presença de anticorpos contra o pneumovírus aviário. As amostras positivas encontravam-se em 5 (10,4% dos 48 lotes analisados e em 5 (21,74% municípios distintos. Considerando-se o baixo número de aves reagentes, pode-se especular que, na região estudada, não há pneumovírus aviário e que os frangos positivos poderiam ser considerados “reatores únicos”.Aiming to detect antibodies to avian pneumovirus, 960 serum samples were collected from 48 chicken broiler flocks (20 samples per flock pertaining to 23 counties in the Planalto Médio Region of RS. Antibodies were detected using a commercially available ELISA. Among the samples analyzed, only 5 (0.52% were considered positive to the presence of antibodies to avian pneumovirus. The positive samples were detected in 5 (10.4% of the 48 flock studied, and in 5 (21.74% distinct counties. Considering the low rate of reacting samples, it could be speculated that the region studied might be free of avian pneumovirus and that the positive samples could be considered as single reactors.

  3. Mass and Reliability System (MaRS)

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    Barnes, Sarah

    2016-01-01

    The Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) Directorate is responsible for mitigating risk, providing system safety, and lowering risk for space programs from ground to space. The S&MA is divided into 4 divisions: The Space Exploration Division (NC), the International Space Station Division (NE), the Safety & Test Operations Division (NS), and the Quality and Flight Equipment Division (NT). The interns, myself and Arun Aruljothi, will be working with the Risk & Reliability Analysis Branch under the NC Division's. The mission of this division is to identify, characterize, diminish, and communicate risk by implementing an efficient and effective assurance model. The team utilizes Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) and Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) to ensure decisions concerning risks are informed, vehicles are safe and reliable, and program/project requirements are realistic and realized. This project pertains to the Orion mission, so it is geared toward a long duration Human Space Flight Program(s). For space missions, payload is a critical concept; balancing what hardware can be replaced by components verse by Orbital Replacement Units (ORU) or subassemblies is key. For this effort a database was created that combines mass and reliability data, called Mass and Reliability System or MaRS. The U.S. International Space Station (ISS) components are used as reference parts in the MaRS database. Using ISS components as a platform is beneficial because of the historical context and the environment similarities to a space flight mission. MaRS uses a combination of systems: International Space Station PART for failure data, Vehicle Master Database (VMDB) for ORU & components, Maintenance & Analysis Data Set (MADS) for operation hours and other pertinent data, & Hardware History Retrieval System (HHRS) for unit weights. MaRS is populated using a Visual Basic Application. Once populated, the excel spreadsheet is comprised of information on ISS components including

  4. Instrumento de avaliação para melhorias em processos organizacionais: caso do transporte coletivo rodoviário urbano de Porto Alegre Assessment instrument for organizational process improvement: the case of urban passengers transportation in Porto Alegre

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    Miriam Borchardt

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    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta os dados obtidos a partir de estudos de casos em três empresas de transporte coletivo rodoviário urbano de Porto Alegre, estudos estes realizados no segundo semestre de 2004. O objetivo da pesquisa foi desenvolver um instrumento gerencial para a avaliação do potencial de melhoria dos processos destas organizações. Para desenvolver o instrumento de diagnóstico foi considerada a realidade do setor de transporte por ônibus nesta capital e a base teórica referente aos sistemas de gestão baseados na melhoria dos processos, tais como os critérios de excelência do prêmio ANTP de Qualidade, os princípios da Mentalidade Enxuta e do Lean Management. A definição do valor a ser oferecido pelo serviço de transporte, com base na percepção dos usuários, é um ponto que aparece como de grande potencial de melhoria, bem como o equilíbrio entre demanda e capacidade instalada.This paper presents data and information collected in the second semester of 2004, in a multiple case study developed in three city public bus transportation companies, operating in Porto Alegre. The goal of the research was to develop an instrument for assessing the potential for streamlining processes in companies. To do so, it was considered the business scenario of companies and industry, and the theoretical framework presented in Lean Thinking, ean Management, Award Excellence Criteria of industry. Issues related to perceived value present the major gaps between the degree of importance and degree of application attributed by these companies. Secondary gaps refer to balancing service capacity and demand.

  5. Synopsis of Dorstenia (Moraceae) in Rio Grande do Sul, Southern Brazil.

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    Boeni, Bruna De Oliveira; Singer, Rodrigo Bustos

    2015-01-01

    A taxonomic synopsis of Dorstenia (Moraceae) in Rio Grande do Sul (RS), Southern Brazil, is presented. Three species were recorded: D. brasiliensis, D. carautae, a new record for the state of RS, and D. tenuis. All species are described and illustrated through detailed photos of living specimens. A taxonomic key to separate the species, as well as details on distribution, overall phenology, habitat, conservation status and ecology are presented.

  6. Análise de regressão múltipla das concentrações de PM10 em função de elementos meteorológicos para Porto Alegre, Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, em 2005 e 2006 = Multiple regression analysis of PM10 concentration concerning to meteorological elements for Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, in 2005 and 2006

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    Angela Radünz Lazzari

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O ar é um meio eficiente de dispersão de poluentes atmosféricos e seucomportamento depende dos movimentos atmosféricos que ocorrem na troposfera. Em Porto Alegre, Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, há um grande tráfego diário e uma concentração de indústrias que podem ser responsáveis por emissões atmosféricas. Neste trabalho, estudou-se ocomportamento das concentrações diárias de material particulado (PM10 desta cidade, considerando a influência dos elementos meteorológicos. A análise dos dados foi realizada a partir de estatísticas descritivas, correlação linear e regressão múltipla. Os dados foram fornecidos pela Fundação Estadual de Proteção Ambiental Henrique Luiz Roessler - RS (FEPAM e pelo Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia (INMET. A partir das análises pôde-se verificar que: asconcentrações do PM10, medidos diariamente às 16h, não ultrapassaram os padrões nacionais de qualidade do ar; os elementos meteorológicos que influenciam nas concentrações do PM10 foram: a velocidade média diária do vento e a radiação média diária com relações negativas; astemperaturas médias diárias do ar e as direções, norte e noroeste, do vento, com relações positivas. As direções do vento que contribuem significativamente para diminuir as concentrações nos locais medidos são Leste e Sudeste.Air is an efficient means of atmospheric pollutants dispersal and its r behavior depends on the atmospheric movements that occur in the troposphere. In Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, there is a large daily traffic and a concentration of industries that may be responsible for atmospheric emission. In the present work we studied the behavior of daily concentrations of particulate matter (PM10, in this city, considering the influence of meteorological variables. Dataanalysis was performed from descriptive statistics, linear correlation and multiple regressions. Data were provided by the State Foundation of Environmental

  7. High-Speed RaPToRS

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    Henchen, Robert; Esham, Benjamin; Becker, William; Pogozelski, Edward; Padalino, Stephen; Sangster, Thomas; Glebov, Vladimir

    2008-11-01

    The High-Speed Rapid Pneumatic Transport of Radioactive Samples (HS-RaPToRS) system, designed to quickly and safely move radioactive materials, was assembled and tested at the Mercury facility of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington D.C. A sample, which is placed inside a four-inch-diameter carrier, is activated before being transported through a PVC tube via airflow. The carrier travels from the reaction chamber to the end station where it pneumatically brakes prior to the gate. A magnetic latch releases the gate when the carrier arrives and comes to rest. The airflow, optical carrier-monitoring devices, and end gate are controlled manually or automatically with LabView software. The installation and testing of the RaPToRS system at NRL was successfully completed with transport times of less than 3 seconds. The speed of the carrier averaged 16 m/s. Prospective facilities for similar systems include the Laboratory for Laser Energetics and the National Ignition Facility.

  8. Design of USB 、RS232/RS422 interface convertion circuit%USB、RS232/S422接口转换电路的设计

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    黄燕妮; 王少云

    2012-01-01

    由于USB接口正逐步替代传统的RS232接口成为PC机的标准接口,USB接口转换电路的设计就很有必要。采用Silicon公司高集成度的USB—UART桥接器件CP2102,辅以简单的外部电路,实现了RS232/RS422接口与USB接口转换电路的设计。其中在详细介绍CP2102结构和特性的基础上,给出了接口转换的硬件电路图,最后简单介绍了转换器的工作原理。%Due to USB(Universal Serial Bus) interface is gradually replacing the traditional RS232 interface,and becoming the PC standard interface, the conversion circuit of USB,RS232 / RS422 interface is important and necessary. Using Silicon's CP2102 which is highly-integrated USB to UART bridge device, the paper provides USB interface convertion with a simple external circuit. On the basis of introducting the feature and structure of CP2102, the paper gives how to design hardware circuit of USB ,RS232 / RS422 interface conversion and how to use it.

  9. [The (in)salubrity of prison life and other causes of death in Porto Alegre Prison, 1855-1888].

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    Cesar, Tiago da Silva

    2015-01-01

    The article analyzes the flow of penal sensitivities in relation to medical and health care provided to prisoners in Porto Alegre Prison between 1855 and 1888. The internalization and the instrumentalization of concepts such as "humanity" and "civilization," especially by those individuals involved directly or with strong chances of influencing changes pertaining to penal issues, are observed. Indeed, in addition to generating favorable public opinion, the concerns of governing authorities and leading lights led to the development of concrete measures and practices that increased the minimum subsistence offered to the imprisoned class. This process, however, was far from linear and harmonic as witnessed by the diseases and the precariousness of prison life. PMID:26331647

  10. Ciudadanía y presupuesto participativo: anotaciones al caso de Porto Alegre como práctica ciudadana

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    Israel Efrén Buenrostro Sánchez

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available La participación ciudadana se encuentra estancada, debido a que el conceptode ciudadano se refiere a una realidad dinámica que no es analizada como tal. Losgobiernos democráticos tradicionales han propiciado que la democracia actual ylos derechos ciudadanos de los que se nutre redunden en el ostracismo. Por lo tantose vuelve indispensable la toma en consideración de los intereses y las percepcio-nes de la ciudadanía. Bajo este contexto es necesario hablar del presupuestoparticipativo como un instrumento vinculativo entre los problemas o necesidadesciudadanas con la acción del gobierno, compartiendo la responsabilidad y los ries-gos del ejercicio del poder. La ciudad de Porto Alegre, en Brasil, ofrece un ejemploclarificador de lo que es una práctica participativa exitosa.

  11. Cão naturalmente infectado por Trypanosoma evansi em Santa Maria, RS, Brasil Dog naturally infected by Trypanosoma evansi in Santa Maria, RS, Brasil

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    Carina Franciscato

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Descreve-se, neste trabalho, as alterações hematológicas e o proteinograma de um cão naturalmente infectado por Trypanosoma evansi. Este animal apresentou anemia normocítica normocrômica, leucopenia com linfopenia seguida por neutropenia e linfocitose; trombocitopenia; hiperproteinemia com aumento das frações beta e gama globulinas e hipoalbuminemia. Por ser este o primeiro relato de infecção por T. evansi em cães no município de Santa Maria, RS, destaca-se a sua importância epidemiológica, alertando os médicos veterinários para a existência de reservatórios do parasita na região e para a possibilidade de novos achados laboratoriais.This paper describes the hematological alterations and proteinogram of a dog naturally infected by Trypanosoma evansi. This dog was presented with normochromic-normocytic anemia, leucopenia with lymphopenia followed for neutrophenia and lymphocitosis; and trombocitopenia. Hyperproteinemia with an increase of beta and gamma globulin fractions and hypoalbuminemia. By being the first case reported of T. evansi infection in dogs in Santa Maria, RS, Brazil, the epidemiological significance of such findings will alert the veterinarians to the existence of a possible parasite's reservoir in the region warning to the possibility of new laboratory findings.

  12. Francisco Javier Alegre (1729-1788: una aproximación a su obra teológica

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    Alva Rodríguez, Inmaculada

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Little is known about Institutionum theologicarum libri XVIII by Francis Xavier Alegre. This work represents an attempt to renew decadent scholasticism, with the new methods of positive and historical theology. What makes this text original and interesting is its dialogue with the Enlightenment philosophers. The description of the content and, above all, the study of the sources he relied on, shows a man of wide reading and points to an ambience of cultural renewal that permeated the cultural life of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. It also reflects the intellectual environment of the Jesuits who settled in Italy after the expulsion and suppression of the Society of Jesus.

    Los Institutionum theologicarum libri XVIII de Francisco Javier Alegre son poco conocidos. Esta obra supone un intento de renovar la decadente escolástica, con los nuevos métodos de la teología positiva e histórica. Su originalidad e interés radica en el diálogo que mantiene con los filósofos ilustrados. La descripción de su contenido y, sobre todo, el estudio de las fuentes que utiliza, muestran un hombre de amplias y variadas lecturas y remiten al ambiente de renovación cultural que impregnó la vida cultural del Virreinato de Nueva España. Refleja también el entorno intelectual de los jesuitas asentados en Italia tras la expulsión y extinción de la Compañía de Jesús.

  13. Religion, spirituality and cardiovascular disease: research, clinical implications, and opportunities in Brazil.

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    Lucchese, Fernando A; Koenig, Harold G

    2013-03-01

    In this paper we comprehensively review published quantitative research on the relationship between religion, spirituality (R/S), and cardiovascular (CV) disease, discuss mechanisms that help explain the associations reported, examine the clinical implications of those findings, and explore future research needed in Brazil on this topic. First, we define the terms religion, spirituality, and secular humanism. Next, we review research examining the relationships between R/S and CV risk factors (smoking, alcohol/drug use, physical inactivity, poor diet, cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, blood pressure, and psychosocial stress). We then review research on R/S, cardiovascular functions (CV reactivity, heart rate variability, etc.), and inflammatory markers (IL-6, IFN-γ, CRP, fibrinogen, IL-4, IL-10). Next we examine research on R/S and coronary artery disease, hypertension, stroke, dementia, cardiac surgery outcomes, and mortality (CV mortality in particular). We then discuss mechanisms that help explain these relationships (focusing on psychological, social, and behavioral pathways) and present a theoretical causal model based on a Western religious perspective. Next we discuss the clinical applications of the research, and make practical suggestions on how cardiologists and cardiac surgeons can sensitively and sensibly address spiritual issues in clinical practice. Finally, we explore opportunities for future research. No research on R/S and cardiovascular disease has yet been published from Brazil, despite the tremendous interest and involvement of the population in R/S, making this an area of almost unlimited possibilities for researchers in Brazil.

  14. Mecanismos de participação e atores sociais em hospitais: o caso do Grupo Hospitalar Conceição-RS Social actors and participatory mechanisms in hospitals: the case of Grupo Hospitalar Conceição-RS

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    Lisiane Bôer Possa

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available O artigo tem como objetivo compreender o surgimento de mecanismos de participação em organizações hospitalares. Mais especificamente, procura identificar o papel e o impacto destes nas relações entre os atores no interior do hospital e em seu envolvimento com essa organização. A estratégia metodológica utilizada foi a de estudo de caso. O campo empírico foi o Grupo Hospitalar Conceição, em Porto Alegre/RS. Através da pesquisa, pôde-se observar que os fóruns de participação existentes no hospital desempenham múltiplas funções, todas direcionadas para a inclusão dos usuários e trabalhadores de saúde na organização. Constituem-se como espaço para apresentação dos interesses, demandas e negociação de consensos. Abrem a agenda da Direção para temas relevantes para os atores participantes. Possibilitam tornar público o debate das questões polêmicas. Favorecem a construção de alianças entre os atores e a construção de apoio político para o enfrentamento de questões em disputa. Contribuem para a aprendizagem dos atores, a diminuição das assimetrias entre eles e a socialização das informações sobre o hospital. A existência de fóruns de participação contribuiu para alterar o envolvimento dos atores com o hospital e as relações entre eles. Pôde-se perceber que a criação de dispositivos de participação no hospital propiciou aos atores tradicionalmente excluídos e com menores recursos de poder, ou seja, usuários e trabalhadores de saúde, tanto maior envolvimento quanto relações mais horizontais com os demais atores. Ao mesmo tempo, diminuiu a intervenção dos médicos na organização com o fortalecimento da administração em aliança com esses outros atores.The paper aims at understanding the role of participatory mechanisms in hospital organizations. It is a case study, looking at the role and impact of these mechanisms in the Grupo Hospitalar Conceição, in Porto Alegre/RS. Participatory

  15. Histoplasmose pulmonar aguda no Rio Grande do Sul Acute pulmonary histoplasmosis in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Gisela Unis

    2005-02-01

    growth and transmission of Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum in nature. OBJECTIVE: To identify epidemiological and clinical aspects of patients with acute pulmonary histoplasmosis in the state of Rio Grande do Sul (RS and compare these aspects with those of other cluster outbreaks reported in Brazil. METHOD: The charts of 212 patients diagnosed with histoplasmosis over a 25-year period (1977-2002 were obtained from the archives of the Laboratório de Micologia from Complexo Hospitalar Santa Casa (Santa Casa Hospital Mycology Laboratory, in the city of Porto Alegre (RS. In reviewing these patient charts, we identified and included in the study cases of acute pulmonary histoplasmosis in which there was a positive culture and/or histopathological findings consistent with the diagnosis. Outbreaks were defined as one confirmed case or positive immunodifusion Histoplasma capsulatum with compatible clinical history. All reported Brazilian outbreaks were reviewed. RESULTS: Of the 212 patient charts reviewed, 18 (8.5% were selected for inclusion in the study. Among those 18 patients, ages ranged from 8 to 63 years (median, 35.4, and 67% were male. Epidemiological histories were suggestive of the disease in 11 patients (61%. The most common disease type, seen in 17 patients (95%, was primary acute pulmonary histoplasmosis, and there was a predominance of isolated cases. CONCLUSION: The identification of isolated cases and the presence of cluster outbreaks demonstrate the abundance of H. capsulatum in the soil and, together with the occurrence of all forms of the disease, confirms the assumption that Rio Grande do Sul is a hyperendemic region for histoplasmosis.

  16. Avaliação do impacto da exposição a agrotóxicos sobre a saúde de população rural: Vale do Taquari (RS, Brasil Evaluation of the impact of exposure to pesticides on the health of the rural population: Vale do Taquari, State of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil

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    Andressa de Souza

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo transversal teve o objetivo de avaliar possível associação entre contato com agrotóxicos e prevalência de doenças crônicas em população rural do Sul do Brasil. Três municípios foram aleatoriamente escolhidos. A amostra selecionada por conveniência foi recrutada durante três meses (2005 e se compôs de 298 sujeitos de ambos os sexos, com idade entre 18 e 65 anos e que procuravam farmácia pública ou privada para a compra de medicamentos. Os dados obtidos, mediante entrevistas estruturadas, demonstraram que 68,4% dos entrevistados exerciam atividade rural, dos quais 74,8% eram membros de famílias de agricultores e tinham contato com agrotóxicos. A média de idade foi 51±16,5 anos para os entrevistados com contato com agrotóxicos e 50±17,9 anos para os sem contato. A amostra foi constituída de 36,2% por homens e 57,7% dos indivíduos que apresentavam mais de quatro anos de estudo. O contato direto ou indireto com agrotóxicos associou-se ao relato de várias doenças, sendo as neurológicas e as orais as mais prevalentes. Houve associação com relato de condições dolorosas, de modo que indivíduos com contato com agrotóxicos apresentaram em torno de duas vezes mais chances de as referirem. Os dados corroboram os da literatura e indicam a necessidade de promoção de medidas de proteção e prevenção da saúde da população rural.The scope of this cross-sectional study was to assess a possible link between contact with pesticides and the prevalence of chronic disease in the rural population in the south of Brazil. Three municipalities were randomly chosen. The sample selected was recruited over three months (2005 and was composed of 298 subjects of both sexes, between 18 and 65 years of age, who frequented public or private pharmacies for the purchase of medication. Data obtained by means of structured interviews revealed that 68.4% of those interviewed worked in rural activities, and 74.8% of these were

  17. Perfil dos pacientes com tuberculose e avaliação do programa nacional de controle da tuberculose em Bagé (RS Profile of patients with tuberculosis: evaluation of the Brazilian national tuberculosis control program in Bagé, Brazil

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    Marysabel Pinto Telis Silveira

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Realizar um levantamento epidemiológico dos pacientes com diagnóstico de tuberculose, e fatores associados, além de verificar a eficácia do Programa Nacional de Controle da Tuberculose na cidade de Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul. MÉTODOS: Realizou-se um estudo retrospectivo dos casos notificados de tuberculose do Posto Paulo Barcellos, através da revisão de prontuários médicos e dos dados do Sistema Nacional de Agravos de Notificação, entre janeiro de 2001 e dezembro de 2004. RESULTADOS: Neste período, foram realizadas 4.468 baciloscopias, sendo a de escarro a amostra mais numerosa. Resultaram positivas 131 amostras, com prevalência maior do sexo masculino e idade entre 26 e 35 anos, e prevalência menor daqueles com idade acima de 65 anos. Mais de 50% dos pacientes eram da raça branca, tinham apenas 1 a 3 anos de estudo, e exerciam alguma função que lhes garantia algum sustento, com renda mensal baixa (média de 265 reais/mês. Houve equivalência entre os fumantes e não fumantes, e somente um dos 131 casos de tuberculose era HIV positivo. CONCLUSÃO: O número de baciloscopias realizadas em Bagé foi crescente nos últimos quatro anos. Em 2003 e 2004, esse número superou as metas do Programa Nacional de Controle da Tuberculose, o que demonstra a eficácia da busca ativa de casos de tuberculose na cidade, no entanto, houve diminuição de casos novos.OBJECTIVE: To present epidemiological data on patients diagnosed with tuberculosis, as well as on associated factors, and to determine the efficacy of the National Tuberculosis Control Program in Bagé, Brazil. METHODS: A retrospective study was carried out at the Pablo Barcellos Center, analyzing cases of tuberculosis reported from January 2001 to December 2004. Data were collected through the review of clinical charts and from the National Case Registry database. RESULTS: During this period, of the 4468 sputum smear microscopies performed, 131 were positive, with higher

  18. Polymorphisms in Four Genes (KCNQ1 rs151290, KLF14 rs972283, GCKR rs780094 and MTNR1B rs10830963) and Their Correlation with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Han Chinese in Henan Province, China

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    Gao, Kaiping; Wang, Jinjin; Li, Linlin; Zhai, Yujia; Ren, Yongcheng; You, Haifei; Wang, Bingyuan; Wu, Xuli; Li, Jianna; Liu, Zichen; Li, Xiong; Huang, Yaxin; Luo, Xin-Ping; Hu, Dongsheng; Ohno, Kinji

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    Genetic variants at KCNQ1 rs151290, KLF14 rs972283, GCKR rs780094 and MTNR1B rs10830963 have been associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), but the results are contradictory in Chinese populations. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association of these four SNPs with T2DM in a large population of Han Chinese at Henan province, China. Seven-hundred-thirty-six patients with T2DM (cases) and Seven-hundred-sixty-eight healthy glucose-tolerant controls were genotyped for K...

  19. Voluntary HIV counseling and testing during prenatal care in Brazil

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    Marcelo Zubaran Goldani

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Voluntary HIV counseling and testing are provided to all Brazilian pregnant women with the purpose of reducing mother-to-child HIV transmission. The purpose of the study was to assess characteristics of HIV testing and identify factors associated with HIV counseling and testing. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out comprising 1,658 mothers living in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Biological, reproductive and social variables were obtained from mothers by means of a standardized questionnaire. Being counseling about HIV testing was the dependent variable. Confidence intervals, chi-square test and hierarchical logistic model were used to determine the association between counseling and maternal variables. RESULTS: Of 1,658 mothers interviewed, 1,603 or 96.7% (95% CI: 95.7-97.5 underwent HIV testing, and 51 or 3.1% (95% CI: 2.3-4.0 were not tested. Four (0.2% refused to undergo testing after counseling. Of 51 women not tested in this study, 30 had undergone the testing previously. Of 1,603 women tested, 630 or 39.3% (95% CI: 36.9-41.7 received counseling, 947 or 59.2% (95% CI: 56.6-61.5 did not, and 26 (1.6% did not inform. Low income, lack of prenatal care, late beginning of prenatal care, use of rapid testing, and receiving prenatal in the public sector were variables independently associated with a lower probability of getting counseling about HIV testing. CONCLUSIONS: The study findings confirmed the high rate of prenatal HIV testing in Porto Alegre. However, women coming from less privileged social groups were less likely to receive information and benefit from counseling.

  20. Intoxicações por agrotóxicos entre trabalhadores rurais de fruticultura, Bento Gonçalves, RS Intoxicaciones por agrotóxicos entre trabajadores rurales de fruticultura, Bento Gonçalves, Sur de Brasil Poisoning by pesticides among family fruit farmers, Bento Gonçalves, Southern Brazil

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    Neice Müller Xavier Faria

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever a exposição ocupacional e a incidência de intoxicações agudas por agrotóxicos, especialmente os organofosforados. MÉTODOS: Estudo descritivo com 290 agricultores da fruticultura do município Bento Gonçalves, RS, conduzido em duas etapas, no ano 2006. Ambas etapas foram completadas por 241 trabalhadores: no período de baixo uso e de intenso uso dos agrotóxicos. Foram coletados dados sobre a propriedade, exposição ocupacional aos agrotóxicos, dados sociodemográficos e freqüência de problemas de saúde utilizando-se questionário padronizado. As intoxicações foram caracterizadas por relato de episódios, sintomas relacionados aos agrotóxicos e exames de colinesterase plasmática. Os casos foram classificados segundo a matriz proposta pela Organização Mundial de Saúde (OMS. RESULTADOS: Em média foram usados 12 tipos de agrotóxicos em cada propriedade, principalmente glifosato e organofosforados. A maioria usava trator durante a aplicação de pesticidas (87%, entregava as embalagens para a coleta seletiva (86% e usava equipamentos de proteção durante as atividades com agrotóxicos (>94%. Dentre os trabalhadores, 4% relataram intoxicações por agrotóxicos nos 12 meses anteriores à pesquisa e 19% em algum momento da vida. Segundo o critério proposto pela OMS, 11% foram classificados como casos prováveis de intoxicação aguda. Entre os que tinham usado organofosforados nos dez dias anteriores ao exame, 2,9% apresentaram dois ou mais sintomas relacionados aos agrotóxicos, assim como redução de 20% da colinesterase. CONCLUSÕES: A ocorrência de intoxicações a partir da percepção dos trabalhadores esteve dentro do esperado, mas a estimativa com base na classificação da OMS captou uma proporção maior de casos. A quebra na safra reduziu o uso de inseticidas e pode explicar a baixa ocorrência de alterações laboratoriais. Os critérios para definição de intoxicação por agrotóxicos, bem

  1. Antimalarials and the fight against malaria in Brazil

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    Luiz MA Carmargo; Saulo de Oliveira; Sergio Basano; Célia RS Garcia

    2009-01-01

    Luiz MA Carmargo1, Saulo de Oliveira2, Sergio Basano3, Célia RS Garcia21ICBV-USP, Monte Negro, Rondônia, Brasil; 2Departamento de Fisiologia, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade de São Paulo, SP, Brazil; 3CEMETRON, Porto Velho, Guaporé, BrazilAbstract: Malaria, known as the “fevers,” has been treated for over three thousand years in China with extracts of plants of the genus Artemisia (including Artemisia annua, A. op...

  2. Association analysis of APOA5 rs662799 and rs3135506 polymorphisms with obesity in Moroccan patients.

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    Lakbakbi El Yaagoubi, F; Charoute, H; Bakhchane, A; Ajjemami, M; Benrahma, H; Errouagui, A; Kandil, M; Rouba, H; Barakat, A

    2015-12-01

    The aim of the present study is to explore the association between the APOA5 polymorphisms and haplotypes with obesity in Moroccan patients. The study was performed in 459 subjects, Obese (n=164) and non-obese (n=295). All subjects were genotyped for the APOA5 -1131T>C (rs662799) and c.56C>G (rs3135506) polymorphisms. The contribution of APOA5 polymorphisms and haplotypes in the increased risk of obesity were explored using logistic regression analyses. The -1131T>C and c.56C>G polymorphisms were significantly associated with obesity. Both polymorphisms were strongly associated with increased BMI. Analysis of constructed haplotypes showed a significant association between CG haplotype and susceptibility to obesity (OR [95%CI]=3.09 [1.93-4.97]; Pobesity.

  3. Examining ERBB2 as a candidate gene for susceptibility to leprosy (Hansen's disease) in Brazil.

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    Araújo, Sérgio Ricardo Fernandes; Jamieson, Sarra Elisabeth; Dupnik, Kathryn Margaret; Monteiro, Glória Regina; Nobre, Maurício Lisboa; Dias, Márcia Sousa; Trindade Neto, Pedro Bezerra; Queiroz, Maria do Carmo Palmeira; Gomes, Carlos Eduardo Maia; Blackwell, Jenefer Mary; Jeronimo, Selma Maria Bezerra

    2014-04-01

    Leprosy remains prevalent in Brazil. ErbB2 is a receptor for leprosy bacilli entering Schwann cells, which mediates Mycobacterium leprae-induced demyelination and the ERBB2 gene lies within a leprosy susceptibility locus on chromosome 17q11-q21. To determine whether polymorphisms at the ERBB2 locus contribute to this linkage peak, three haplotype tagging single nucleotide polymorphisms (tag-SNPs) (rs2517956, rs2952156, rs1058808) were genotyped in 72 families (208 cases; 372 individuals) from the state of Pará (PA). All three tag-SNPs were associated with leprosy per se [best SNP rs2517959 odds ratio (OR) = 2.22; 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.37-3.59; p = 0.001]. Lepromatous (LL) (OR = 3.25; 95% CI 1.37-7.70; p = 0.007) and tuberculoid (TT) (OR = 1.79; 95% CI 1.04-3.05; p = 0.034) leprosy both contributed to the association, which is consistent with the previous linkage to chromosome 17q11-q21 in the population from PA and supports the functional role of ErbB2 in disease pathogenesis. To attempt to replicate these findings, six SNPs (rs2517955, rs2517956, rs1810132, rs2952156, rs1801200, rs1058808) were genotyped in a population-based sample of 570 leprosy cases and 370 controls from the state of Rio Grande do Norte (RN) and the results were analysed using logistic regression analysis. However, none of the associations were replicated in the RN sample, whether analysed for leprosy per se, LL leprosy, TT leprosy, erythema nodosum leprosum or reversal reaction conditions. The role of polymorphisms at ERBB2 in controlling susceptibility to leprosy in Brazil therefore remains unclear. PMID:24676663

  4. Tratamento de pacientes com hepatite crônica pelo vírus C com interferon-alfa e ribavirina: a experiência da Secretaria de Saúde do Rio Grande do Sul Interferon-alpha and ribavirin therapy on chronic hepatitis C virus infection: the experience of Rio Grande do Sul State Health Department, Brazil

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    Alexandro Vaesken Alves

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available RACIONAL: A infecção crônica pelo vírus da hepatite C é importante problema de saúde pública. OBJETIVOS: Analisar os resultados do tratamento combinado interferon-alfa/ribavirina e identificar fatores preditivos de resposta em pacientes adultos com hepatite crônica C de um programa público de fornecimento de medicamentos. PACIENTES E MÉTODOS: Estudo retrospectivo de registros consecutivos de 400 pacientes com hepatite crônica C tratados com interferon/ribavirina em programa estabelecido pela Secretaria Estadual de Saúde do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, no período de 1999 a 2000. RESULTADOS: A distribuição entre homens e mulheres foi similar, e a média de idade foi de 46,5 ± 10,3 anos. Observou-se resposta ao final do tratamento e resposta sustentada em 49% e 32% dos pacientes, respectivamente. Resposta sustentada foi significativamente maior nas mulheres e em pacientes infectados com genótipos não-1, não se tendo observado diferença quando avaliada a idade e o grau de atividade e estágio histológico. CONCLUSÃO: Em pacientes adultos com hepatite crônica C, a resposta ao tratamento combinado interferon-alfa/ribavirina foi observada em um terço deles. Taxas maiores de resposta foram observadas em mulheres e em pacientes infectados com genótipos não-1.BACKGROUND: Chronic infection by hepatitis C virus is an important public health issue. AIMS: To assess the effectiveness of a combination therapy with interferon-alpha plus ribavirin and to identify predictive factors of response in adult patients with chronic hepatitis C in a public drug supply program. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of consecutive records of 400 patients with chronic hepatitis C treated with interferon-a plus ribavirin therapy, as part of a health program conducted by the Department of Health of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, southern Brazil, between 1999 and 2000, was carried out. RESULTS: Sex distribution was

  5. Amebas testáceas ocorrentes na região de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul: II. Novos registros para a região Testate amoebae found in the region of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul: II. New record to the region

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    Vladimir Stolzenberg Torres

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    Full Text Available A second study of the testate amoebae of the region of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul revealed the presence of Arcella Ehrenberg, 1830.Difflugia Leclerc, 1815, Lesquereusia Schulumberger, 1845, Centropyxis Stein, 1857, Bulinularia Penard, 1911 and Euglypha Dujardin, 1841 genera. Our finds demand emendations of the diagnostic characteristics of several species.

  6. La recepción crítica de la novelística de Ciro Alegría: una aproximación

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    Carlos García-Bedoya Maguiña

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available La obra de todo escritor de relieve requiere ser estudiada desde la perspectivade su recepción y, por cierto, es Ciro Alegría una figura fundamentalde nuestro canon literario. Sin duda merece ser considerado unclásico peruano, y es pertinente calificar a sus tres novelas iniciales yesenciales como textos canónicos de la literatura peruana, por tanto“clásicos” en el sentido más elemental de la palabra. El atributo de clásicoresulta especialmente apropiado para el caso de El mundo es ancho yajeno. En este artículo nos proponemos hacer un análisis de la recepciónde la crítica académica y de la forma en que esta ha consolidado a lanovelística de Alegría como una obra capital en nuestra literatura.

  7. Perfil demográfico dos pacientes atendidos na Campanha de Catarata da Santa Casa de Porto Alegre Demographic profile of patients assisted on Cataract Campaign in Santa Casa de Porto Alegre

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    Paulo Henrique Taicher

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o perfil demográfico dos pacientes atendidos na Campanha da Catarata e correlacionar as características do sistema de referenciamento com o desfecho cirúrgico. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo, observacional, realizado com pacientes atendidos no ambulatório de Oftalmologia do Hospital Santa Clara do Complexo Hospitalar Santa Casa de Porto Alegre referenciados à consulta via Campanha de Catarata entre fevereiro e abril de 2008. Foi utilizado questionário de avaliação dos pacientes atendidos e realizado exame oftalmológico de biomicroscopia e fundoscopia. RESULTADOS: Dos 234 pacientes com questionários completos, a média de espera pela consulta no sistema terciário foi de 2,5 meses, variando de 1 a 24 meses. Do total de pacientes incluídos no estudo, 152 (65% foram operados. CONCLUSÃO: Através da análise do atendimento dos pacientes referenciados pôde-se perceber, pelo tempo de espera para a consulta no sistema terciário e pelo percentual de pacientes operados, a eficiência e agilidade proporcionada por esse tipo de campanha de saúde pública.OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the demographic profile of patients assisted on Cataract Campaign and correlate the characteristics of the reference system incoming patients with surgery results. METHODS: Prospective study, observational, performed with outpatients assisted on the Ophthalmology Ambulatory of Santa Clara's Hospital (Complexo Hospitalar Santa Casa de Porto Alegre in Cataract Campaign between february and april 2008. It was utilized a questionnaire to evaluate assisted patients and performed the ophthalmological exam by biomicroscopy and fundoscopy. RESULTS: From 234 patients with complete questionnaire, the average waiting time for the consult in the tertiary system was 2,5 months, varying from 1 to 24 months. From the total of patients included in the study, 152 (65% were operated. CONCLUSION: Through the analyses of the attending patients who were referred we can realize

  8. Eventos estressores em crianças e adolescentes em situação de vulnerabilidade social de Porto Alegre Stressing events in socially vulnerable children and adolescents in Porto Alegre

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    Michele Poletto

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo investigou a ocorrência e o impacto de eventos estressores para 297 crianças/adolescentes em situação de vulnerabilidade social de Porto Alegre (ambos os sexos; 7-16 anos, M = 11,22; SD = 2,13. O grupo 1 (G1 consistiu em 142 participantes, que viviam com suas famílias e o grupo 2 (G2, em 155 institucionalizados. Todos foram entrevistados e responderam individualmente ao Inventário de Eventos Estressores na Infância/Adolescência. Os eventos estressores mais freqüentes para amostra total foram: cumprir ordens dos pais (85,2%; discussão com amigos (72,9%; morte de familiares (71,8%; reprovação escolar (69,2%; e brigas com irmãos (68%. Um teste t de Student revelou diferença significativa entre G1 e G2 (p0,05. A alta ocorrência e impacto de eventos estressores expõem a situação de vulnerabilidade social e familiar, presença de violência e privação de recursos em ambos os grupos.This paper investigated the occurrence and impact of stressing events for 297 low- income children/adolescents (both sexes; 7-16 years, M =11.22; SD = 2.13 in the city of Porto Alegre. Group 1 (G1 consisted of 142 participants (living with their families and Group 2 (G2 of 155 institutionalized individuals. All were individually interviewed and answered the Stressing Events Inventory for Children/Adolescents. The most frequent stressing events for the sample were: follow orders given by the parents (85.2%; quarrels with friends (72.9%; death of relatives (71.8%; failure at school (69.2%; and rivalry of siblings (68%. Student's t-test revealed significant difference between groups (p 0.05. The high frequency and strong impact of stressing events reveal the situation of social and familiar vulnerability, presence of violence and lack of resources in the whole group.

  9. Epidemiologia e organização de serviços de saúde: diabetes mellitus numa comunidade de Porto Alegre Epidemiology and organization of health services: diabetes mellitus in a community of the city of Porto Alegre

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    Rodrigo Geisler Mielczarski

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo foi avaliar as condições de processo e de resultado no atendimento às pessoas acima de 20 anos com diagnóstico de diabetes mellitus, residentes na área de cobertura da UBS Vila Gaúcha, Porto Alegre. Avaliou-se a prevalência de pacientes controlados com diabetes mellitus. A definição de pacientes controlados foi estabelecida a partir dos valores da pressão arterial, hemoglobina glicada, circunferência abdominal e/ou IMC. Das 753 pessoas acima de 20 anos, 37 (4,9%; IC95% 3,4 6,5 referiram diabetes mellitus diagnosticado por médico. Realizaram-se as medidas de controle em 31 (83,8% pessoas. Encontraram-se 24 (77,4% indivíduos com níveis pressóricos alterados, 25 (80,6% com IMC igual ou maior que 25 kg/m², 29 (93,5% com circunferência abdominal acima da normalidade e 18 (58,1% com hemoglobina glicada igual ou maior que 8%. Para se avaliar os resultados foram utilizados diagramas. Apenas um paciente foi classificado como controlado. A interpretação dos diagramas aponta para a necessidade de ações visando à redução de peso corporal na comunidade, medida que atingiria os pacientes com diabetes.This study sought to assess the conditions of processing and results in care for people aged over 20 diagnosed with diabetes mellitus and living in an area covered by the UBS Vila Gaúcha, in Porto Alegre. Disease control rate of interviewees with self-reported diabetes was assessed. Definition of this rate was established from arterial pressure values, glycosylated hemoglobin, abdominal circumference, and/or BMI. Of the 753 people aged over 20 years, 37 (4.9%; 95% CI 3.4 6.5 mentioned diabetes mellitus diagnosed by a physician. Disease control rate measurements were performed in 31 (83.8% people. Results revealed 24 (77.4% individuals with altered blood pressure levels, 25 (80.6% with BMI equal to or above 25 kg/m², 29 (93.5% with abdominal circumference above normal and 18 (58.1% with glycosylated hemoglobin equal to or above

  10. Hospitalidade e inovação do “Natal Luz” de Gramado (rs), pioneiro e único evento do gênero no Brasil

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    Edegar Luis Tomazzoni

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    Hospitality is a social phenomenon present in all contexts and interactions of human beings. It brings people together and provides the exchange of experiences, knowledge and affection. Thereby, hospitality presents itself as a key factor for tourism, since this is a phenomenon of experiences and relationships between people. The objective of this paper is to discuss hospitality and innovation as strategies for attracting tourists to the Christmas event “Natal Luz” in Gramado City (RS, Brazil...

  11. Leptin receptor polymorphism Gln223Arg (rs1137101) in oral squamous cell carcinoma and potentially malignant oral lesions

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    Domingos, Patrícia Luciana Batista; Farias, Lucyana Conceição; Pereira, Camila Santos; das Graças Pena, Geórgia; Reis, Tatiana Carvalho; Silva, Rosângela Ramos Veloso; Fraga, Carlos Alberto de Carvalho; de Souza, Marcela Gonçalves; Soares, Mariana Batista; Jones, Kimberly Marie; Menezes, Elytania Veiga; Nobre, Sérgio Avelino Mota; Rodrigues Neto, João Felício; de Paula, Alfredo Maurício Batista; Velásquez-Meléndez, Jorge Gustavo

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    The purpose of this study was to assess the LEPR gene Gln223Arg polymorphism (rs1137101) in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and in potentially malignant oral lesions (PMOL) in comparison to normal oral mucosa in a Brazilian population. Smokers (n = 89) were selected from a representative sample of 471 individuals from the general population of Montes Claros, Brazil. Participants were age and gender matched to patients with OSCC (n = 25) and oral epithelial dysplasia (n = 25). We investiga...

  12. Child maltreatment: a survey of dentists in southern Brazil

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    Marina Sousa Azevedo; Marília Leão Goettems; Adão Brito; Anna Paula Possebon; Juliana Domingues; Flávio Fernando Demarco; Dione Dias Torriani

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    Child abuse is a serious public health problem and affects the victims' physical and mental health and development. The aims of this study were two-fold: to assess the attitudes and perceptions of dentists regarding child abuse, and to investigate professional characteristics associated with the identification of suspected child abuse. A questionnaire was sent to the 276 dentists of Pelotas, RS, Brazil , and 187 (68.0%) were returned. Demographic characteristics and profiles of the dentist...

  13. The 3Rs principle – mind the ethical gap!

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    Olsson, I. Anna S.; Franco, Nuno H.; Weary, Daniel M.;

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    Over the 50 years since they were first proposed, the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction, Refinement) have made a tremendous impact. These principles seem to unify concerns for better science with causing less harm to animals. The ideas behind the 3Rs are so intuitively compelling that it is tempting to...

  14. RS-Predictor models augmented with SMARTCyp reactivities

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    Zaretzki, Jed; Rydberg, Patrik; Bergeron, Charles;

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    RS-Predictor is a tool for creating pathway-independent, isozyme-specific site of metabolism (SOM) prediction models using any set of known cytochrome P450 substrates and metabolites. Until now, the RS-Predictor method was only trained and validated on CYP 3A4 data, but in the present study we re...

  15. Configuration control plan for the ports NCS IBM RS/6000

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    This document describes the actions and responsibilities for maintaining the quality and integrity of the NS software resident on the IBM RS/6000 workstation managed by the Nuclear Criticality Safety group at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. This document does not address the validation of NS software packages for the RS/6000

  16. RS485 Image Sensor for Digital Cinema System

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    Eunju Kim

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available To activate various devices using RS485, a repeater is generally used. In current digital cinema systems, each device is controlled with RS485 by mixing RS485 and DMX512. However, as today’s cinema equips hundreds of 4D chairs and the environmental directors, it is nearly infeasible for the legacy system to control. To this end, this paper designs and implements a new system which makes hundreds of 4D chairs and the environmental directors be controlled simultaneously exploiting RS485 network topology and its repeaters. The proposed approach is tested in a real-time system for assessing the performance by Paessler Router Traffic Grapher (PRTG in Windows environment. Simulation results show that the tested system supports 4D chairs and their motions are well operated simultaneously with RS485.

  17. On the RS2 realization of unparticles

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    Friedland, Alexander [Theoretical Division, MS B0285, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87544 (United States)], E-mail: friedland@lanl.gov; Giannotti, Maurizio; Graesser, Michael [Theoretical Division, MS B0285, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87544 (United States)

    2009-07-06

    We consider the Randall-Sundrum 2 setup with the Standard Model fields on the brane and a massive vector field in the warped bulk. We show that in this model the known properties of vector unparticles - the nontrivial phase of the CFT propagator, the necessity and dominance of contact interactions, the unitarity constraint on the conformal dimension of the operator, and the tensor structure dictated by conformal symmetry - follow by simple inspection of the brane-to-brane propagator. The phase has a physical interpretation as controlling the rate of escape of unparticles into the extra dimension. Requiring the correct sign for the imaginary part of the longitudinal polarization of the propagator, we obtain the unitarity condition m{sub 5}{sup 2}{>=}0, which, unlike in the scalar case, is unchanged from flat space. This condition results in the unitarity bound d{sub V}{>=}3, or, more generally, d{sub V}{>=}D-1 for a vector unparticle in D-dimensional space. It is instructive to consider the RS2 propagator in (Euclidean) position space: at large distances it behaves as a pure CFT propagator, while at short distances it turns into the softer 5d flat space propagator. In contrast, in momentum space, at low momenta the CFT piece is subdominant to the 'contact' interactions.

  18. Bullying in Brazilian Schools and Restorative Practices

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    Grossi, Patricia Krieger; dos Santos, Andreia Mendes

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    Bullying is a widespread phenomenon that affects many children and adolescents in Brazilian schools. A pilot research study was carried out in four schools (one private and three public) located in Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. A combination of self-administered questionnaires and focus groups with students as well as interviews with teachers were…

  19. Maria Faccin: de Ponzano a Porto Alegre, os fragmentos de uma memória quase esquecida na escrita de si = Maria Faccin: from Ponzano to Porto Alegre, reminiscences of a memory almost forgotten in self writing

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    Full Text Available O texto apresenta uma reflexão sobre a autobiografia de Maria Faccin, italiana nascida na região norte da Itália, que no Pós II Guerra Mundial imigrou para o Brasil, através de arranjos familiares. Sua família se estabeleceu na cidade de Porto Alegre onde Maria casou-se e teve filhos. Maria viveu grande parte de sua vida no Bairro São José da capital gaúcha. Para examinar a narrativa de Maria, seguiu-se o principio do paradigma indiciário utilizando a análise de conteúdo e os estudos relativos à escrita de si, à memória e a imigração. Destacaram-se na investigação, além da subjetividade, aspectos do cotidiano como o trabalho e os espaços da cidade entre outros tópicos. Este trabalho ressalta a utilização das autobiografias como fontes de pesquisa para a história

  20. Association between MYO9B rs962917 and rs1545620 gene polymorphism and clinical characteristic of inflammatory bowel disease

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    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the association between MYO9B rs962917 and rs1545620 gene polymorphism and clinical pathological characteristics of patients with inflammatory bowel disease(IBD)and permeability of intestinal mucosa.Methods From September 2010 to May2012,a total of 196 cases of patients with IBD were collected,

  1. Leukocyte telomere length-related rs621559 and rs398652 genetic variants influence risk of HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma.

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    Pan, Wenting; Cheng, Guangxia; Xing, Huaixin; Shi, Juan; Lu, Chao; Wei, Jinyu; Li, Lichao; Zhou, Changchun; Yuan, Qipeng; Zhou, Liqing; Yang, Ming

    2014-01-01

    Recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified eleven leukocyte telomere length (LTL)-related single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Since LTL has been associated with risk of many malignancies, LTL-related SNPs may contribute to cancer susceptibility. To test this hypothesis in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), we genotyped these eleven LTL-related SNPs in a case-control set including 1186 HBV-related HCC cases, 508 chronic HBV carriers and 1308 healthy controls at the discovery stage. The associations of HCC risk with these SNPs were further confirmed in an independent case-control set. We found that 1p34.2 rs621559 and 14q21 rs398652 were significantly associated with HBV-related HCC risk (both PHCC cases and 1954 controls), we observed a decreased HCC risk, 0.72-times, associated with the 1p34.2 rs621559 AA genotype compared to the GG genotype (P = 1.6×10(-6)). Additionally, there was an increased HCC risk, 1.27-fold, associated with the rs398652 GG genotype (P = 3.3×10(-6)). A statistical joint effect between the rs621559 GG and rs398652 GG genotypes may exist in elevating risk of HBV-related HCC. We show, for the first time, that rs398652 and rs621559 might be marker genetic variants for risk of HBV-related HCC in the Chinese population. PMID:25365256

  2. Absence of Association between CCR5 rs333 Polymorphism and Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

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    Carlos Eduardo Coral de Oliveira

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL is a malignant disorder that originates from one single hematopoietic precursor committed to B- or T-cell lineage. Ordinarily, these cells express CCR5 chemokine receptor, which directs the immune response to a cellular pattern and is involved in cancer pathobiology. The genetic rs333 polymorphism of CCR5 (Δ32, results in a diminished receptor expression, thus leading to impaired cell trafficking. The objective of the present study was to investigate the effect of CCR5 chemokine receptor rs333 polymorphism in the pathogenesis of ALL. The genotype distribution was studied in 79 patients and compared with 80 control subjects, in a childhood population of Southern Brazil. Genotyping was performed using DNA samples amplified by polymerase chain reaction with sequence-specific primers (PCR-SSP. The homozygous (Δ32/Δ32 deletion was not observed in any subject involved in the study. Heterozygous genotype was not associated with ALL risk (OR 0.7%; 95% CI 0.21–2.32; P>0.05, nor recurrence status of ALL (OR 0.86; 95% CI 0.13–5.48; P>0.05. This work demonstrated, for the first time, no significant differences in the frequency of the CCR5/Δ32 genotype between ALL and control groups, indicating no effect of this genetic variant on the ALL susceptibility and recurrence risk.

  3. Revista do Globo: as mulheres porto-alegrenses nas práticas equestres Revista do Globo Magazine: Porto Alegre's women in equestrian practices

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    Ester Liberato Pereira

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available O turfe e o hipismo são assuntos veiculados pela Revista do Globo, editada em Porto Alegre, capital do estado do Rio Grande do Sul, de 1929 até 1967. O objetivo deste estudo histórico foi identificar que representações das mulheres nas práticas equestres em Porto Alegre foram produzidas pela Revista do Globo no período de sua publicação. Realizou-se uma análise de conteúdo das reportagens da revista acerca destas práticas. As reportagens sugerem duas imagens sobre as mulheres no contexto das práticas equestres: no turfe, a presença feminina é limitada à assistência, associada à elegância, à fragilidade; no hipismo, as mulheres competem com igualdade com os homens, alcançando vitórias. Este olhar remete à análise do contexto sociocultural e político-econômico porto-alegrense que sustentou tais práticas equestres, cada qual reservando à mulher distintas possibilidades de atuação. Tais representações construídas pela revista podem resultar das distintas origens históricas e étnico-culturais do turfe e do hipismo.Turf and show jumping are topics diffused by Revista do Globo magazine, edited in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul's capital state, from 1929 until 1967. The aim of this study was to identify which women's representations in equestrian practices in Porto Alegre were produced by Revista do Globo magazine in its publication period. A content analysis of the magazine´s reports about these practices was carried out. The reports suggest two images about women in equestrian practices context: in turf, feminine presence limited to assistance and to elegance and frailty. In show jumping, women, competing with equality with men, reaching victories. This magazine's look remits to social cultural and political economical Porto Alegre´s context analysis which sustained both equestrian practices, each one reserving different possibilities of actuation to the woman. These representations constructed for women by the

  4. Leukocyte telomere length-related rs621559 and rs398652 genetic variants influence risk of HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma.

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    Wenting Pan

    Full Text Available Recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS have identified eleven leukocyte telomere length (LTL-related single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs. Since LTL has been associated with risk of many malignancies, LTL-related SNPs may contribute to cancer susceptibility. To test this hypothesis in hepatitis B virus (HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, we genotyped these eleven LTL-related SNPs in a case-control set including 1186 HBV-related HCC cases, 508 chronic HBV carriers and 1308 healthy controls at the discovery stage. The associations of HCC risk with these SNPs were further confirmed in an independent case-control set. We found that 1p34.2 rs621559 and 14q21 rs398652 were significantly associated with HBV-related HCC risk (both P<0.005 after Bonferroni corrections. There was no significant difference of either rs621559 or rs398652 genotypes between chronic HBV carriers and healthy controls, demonstrating that the association was not due to predisposition to HBV infection. In the pooled analyses (1806 HBV-related HCC cases and 1954 controls, we observed a decreased HCC risk, 0.72-times, associated with the 1p34.2 rs621559 AA genotype compared to the GG genotype (P = 1.6×10(-6. Additionally, there was an increased HCC risk, 1.27-fold, associated with the rs398652 GG genotype (P = 3.3×10(-6. A statistical joint effect between the rs621559 GG and rs398652 GG genotypes may exist in elevating risk of HBV-related HCC. We show, for the first time, that rs398652 and rs621559 might be marker genetic variants for risk of HBV-related HCC in the Chinese population.

  5. Utilização de serviços de saúde por adultos da coorte de nascimentos de 1982 a 2004-5, Pelotas, RS Utilización de servicios de salud por adultos de la cohorte de nacimientos de 1982 a 2005, Pelotas, Sur de Brasil Pattern of health services utilization by adults of the Pelotas birth cohort from 1982 to 2004-5, Southern Brazil

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    Juvenal S Dias-da-Costa

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever o padrão de utilização de serviços de saúde por adultos jovens. MÉTODOS: Estudo longitudinal em Pelotas (RS, em que os indivíduos foram localizados no seu nascimento em 1982 e acompanhados até os 23 anos. O desfecho foi definido por informações coletadas sobre consultas com profissionais de saúde realizadas no ano anterior à entrevista entre 2004 e 2005. Os locais de consulta foram categorizados como públicos, privados ou planos de saúde. Análises descritivas foram realizadas para utilização e tipo de serviço de saúde. Regressão de Poisson foi utilizada na análise ajustada. RESULTADOS: Dos entrevistados, 72,0% tiveram consulta com profissionais de saúde no ano anterior à entrevista; 86,2% (IC 95% 84,7;87,7 das mulheres e 59,3% (IC 95% 57,3;61,3 dos homens. Mesmo quando excluídas as consultas com ginecologista, as mulheres continuavam tendo mais consultas do que os homens, 68,4% (IC 95% 66,4;70,4. A utilização dos serviços de saúde foi mais freqüente entre os entrevistados de melhor nível socioeconômico. Diferença de menor uso em relação à cor da pele não branca foi observada somente entre os jovens do sexo masculino. Houve diferenças em relação ao tipo de profissional consultado por homens e mulheres e também conforme a renda familiar. Homens e mulheres consultaram mais freqüentemente o sistema público, os serviços conveniados e em menor proporção o sistema privado. CONCLUSÕES: A situação socioeconômica influenciou a utilização e o tipo de serviço de saúde, com homens e mulheres classificados como "pobres no momento", indicando menor utilização de serviços. Tais diferenças socioeconômicas podem ser indicativas de dificuldades de acesso ao sistema de saúde.OBJETIVO: Describir el patrón de utilización de servicios de salud por adultos jóvenes. MÉTODOS: Estudio longitudinal en Pelotas (Sur de Brasil, en que los individuos fueron localizados en su nacimiento en 1982 y

  6. Radon emissions related to the granitic Precambrian shield in southern Brazil.

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    Fianco, Ana C B; Roisenberg, Ari; Bonotto, Daniel M

    2013-01-01

    The equivalent uranium (eU) activity concentration was analysed in selected granite samples at several sites in Porto Alegre, Southern Brazil, to obtain information on the radon ((222)Rn) generation by the aquifer rock matrices. Radon analyses of ground water and soil samples were also performed. Several samples exhibited a dissolved (222)Rn activity concentration exceeding the World Health Organization maximum limit of 100 Bq l(-1). The dissolved radon content in ground waters from the Fractured Precambrian Aquifer System exhibited a direct significant correlation with the eU in the rock matrices, which is a typical result of water-rock interactions. Variation in the soil's porosity was confirmed as an important factor for (222)Rn release, as expected, due to its gaseous nature. Thus, although the calcic-alkaline to alkaline Precambrian granitoid rocks of the study area are important reservoirs for underground resources, they can release high amounts of radon gas into the liquid phase.

  7. Interleukin-10 rs2227307 and CXCR2 rs1126579 polymorphisms modulate the predisposition to septic shock

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    Cristina Padre Cardoso

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    Full Text Available Despite major improvements in its treatment and diagnosis, sepsis is still a leading cause of death and admittance to the intensive care unit (ICU. Failure to identify patients at high risk of developing septic shock contributes to an increase in the sepsis burden and rapid molecular tests are currently the most promising avenue to aid in patient risk determination and therapeutic anticipation. The primary goal of this study was to evaluate the genetic susceptibility that affects sepsis outcome in 72 sepsis patients admitted to the ICU. Seven polymorphisms were genotyped in key inflammatory response genes in sepsis, including tumour necrosis factor-α, interlelukin (IL-1β, IL-10, IL-8, Toll-like receptor 4, CXCR1 and CXCR2. The primary finding showed that patients who were homozygous for the major A allele in IL-10 rs1800896 had almost five times higher chance to develop septic shock compared to heterozygotes. Similarly, selected clinical features and CXCR2 rs1126579 single nucleotide polymorphisms modulated septic shock susceptibility without affecting survival. These data support the hypothesis that molecular testing has clinical usefulness to improve sepsis prognostic models. Therefore, enrichment of the ICU portfolio by including these biomarkers will aid in the early identification of sepsis patients who may develop septic shock.

  8. Assessment of Participatory Budgeting in Brazil

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    The main objective of the study is to assess the extent to which participatory budgeting (OP) is fostering the efficient and democratic allocation of resources and citizen involvement in the planning and management of their localities. The report draws upon extensive field research undertaken by the Center for Urban Development Studies in: Porto Alegre, the initiator of the OP in 1989; Gravatai, an industrial city in the Porto Alegre metropolitan area; Caxias do Sul an urban center in a predo...

  9. URBAN WATERSHED STUDIES IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL

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    Cristiano Poleto

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available One of the greatest problems observed in Brazilian urban watersheds are concerned to the amount of solid residues, domestic sewerage and sediments that are disposed in the rivers and streams that drain those areas. This project aims to present these problems through a study of case taken in an urban watershed in Porto Alegre city, Southern Brazil. For this study, different procedures were used, such as field surveys, interviews with the inhabitants, satellite images, sediment samples, flow measures and morphology assessment of part of the local fluvial system to check the degree of instability of the channel. In 2005, it was verified that 42.57% of the watershed was impermeable, considering the paved streets, the residential and commercial buildings and stone pavements. As there was no sewer treatment, most of this sewerage was directly disposed into the stream and the TOC has reached 20% (m/m. Moreover, the occupation of riparian areas, a great amount of soil exposed in the watershed, the nonpaved streets and a great volume of solid residues were causing the instability in the channel, silting the stream bed. The metals (Zn, Pb and Cr selected for this study are most frequently found in high concentrations in urban areas. The results suggest the occurrence of a high enrichment of the fluvial sediment by these metals. The concentrations of these elements vary temporally during storms due to the input of impervious area runoff containing high concentration of elements associated to vehicular traffic and other anthropogenic activities. Then, it is possible to conclude that the contamination of the urban watershed is reflected in the results obtained in the fluvial suspended sediments.

  10. Association study of polymorphisms rs4552569 and rs17095830 and the risk of ankylosing spondylitis in a Taiwanese population.

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    James Cheng-Chung Wei

    Full Text Available Ankylosing spondylitis (AS is a chronic inflammation of the sacroiliac joints, spine and peripheral joints. However, the development of anklosing spondylitis is unclear. Human leukocyte antigens HLA-B27 and ERAP1 have been widely reported to be associated with AS susceptibility. A recent genome-wide association study (GWAS showed that two new susceptibility loci between EDIL3 and HAPLN1 at 5q14.3 (rs4552569 and within ANO6 at 12q12 (rs17095830 contribute to the risk of AS in Han Chinese. In this study, we enrolled 475 AS patients and 475 healthy subjects to assess whether these genetic variations contribute to the susceptibility and the severity of AS in the Taiwanese population. The correlation between genetic polymorphisms, AS activity indexes, (namely, BASDAI, BASFI and BAS-G and AS complications (uveitis and inflammatory bowel disease were tested using the markers, rs4552569 and rs17095830. Although no association between rs4552569/rs17095830 genetic polymorphisms and AS susceptibility/severity was found, a significant association between rs17095830 and inflammatory bowel disease was observed in a Taiwanese population.

  11. Trends in drug use among students in Brazil: analysis of four surveys in 1987, 1989, 1993 and 1997

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    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The consumption of psychotropic drugs among Brazilian secondary school students was examined by comparing data from four surveys using a questionnaire adapted from the WHO's Program on Research and Reporting on the Epidemiology of Drug Dependence. Students filled out the form in their classrooms without the presence of teachers. The target population consisted of 10-18-year-old students (on average, 15,000 students responded to each survey in Brazil's ten largest state capitals: Belém, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, and São Paulo. Among the legal drugs, lifetime use (use at least once during life of tobacco was increased in seven cities (the exceptions were Brasília, Porto Alegre and Rio de Janeiro. There was also a significant increase in frequent use of alcohol (six times or more per month in 6 of the cities, from an average of 9.2% in 1987 to 15.0% in 1997. With respect to illegal drugs, there was a significant increase in lifetime use of marijuana (a 3-fold increase from 2.8% in 1987 to 7.6% in 1997. Cocaine use increased 4-fold over the survey period (0.5% in 1987 to 2.0% in 1997. Lifetime use of cocaine significantly increased in eight capitals (except Recife and Rio de Janeiro. However, frequent cocaine use increased in only three capitals (Belém, Fortaleza and Porto Alegre, from an average of 1.0% in 1987 to 3.6% in 1997. Lifetime use of medications such as anxiolytics and amphetamines increased 2-fold on average over the survey period. Comparing the four studies, the main conclusion is that there were significant increases in the frequencies for lifetime use, frequent use and heavy use of many drugs.

  12. Genetic counseling and presymptomatic testing programs for Machado-Joseph disease: lessons from Brazil and Portugal

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    Lavínia Schuler-Faccini

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Machado-Joseph disease (MJD is an autosomal dominant, late-onset neurological disorder and the most common form of spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA worldwide. Diagnostic genetic testing is available to detect the disease-causing mutation by direct sizing of the CAG repeat tract in the ataxin 3 gene. Presymptomatic testing (PST can be used to identify persons at risk of developing the disease. Genetic counseling provides patients with information about the disease, genetic risks, PST, and the decision-making process. In this study, we present the protocol used in PST for MJD and the relevant observations from two centers: Brazil (Porto Alegre and Portugal (Porto. We provide a case report that illustrates the significant ethical and psychological issues related to PST in late-onset neurological disorders. In both centers, counseling and PST are performed by a multidisciplinary team, and genetic testing is conducted at the same institutions. From 1999 to 2012, 343 individuals sought PST in Porto Alegre; 263 (77% of these individuals were from families with MJD. In Porto, 1,530 individuals sought PST between 1996 and 2013, but only 66 (4% individuals were from families with MJD. In Brazil, approximately 50% of the people seeking PST eventually took the test and received their results, whereas 77% took the test in Portugal. In this case report, we highlight several issues that might be raised by the consultand and how the team can extract significant information. Literature about PST testing for MJD and other SCAs is scarce, and we hope this report will encourage similar studies and enable the implementation of PST protocols in other populations, mainly in Latin America.

  13. Biochemical Education in Brazil.

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    Vella, F.

    1988-01-01

    Described are discussions held concerning the problems of biochemical education in Brazil at a meeting of the Sociedade Brazileira de Bioquimica in April 1988. Also discussed are other visits that were made to universities in Brazil. Three major recommendations to improve the state of biochemistry education in Brazil are presented. (CW)

  14. The cost of the Family Health Program in Porto Alegre - 1998 and 2002 Os custos do Programa de Saúde da Família de Porto Alegre - 1998 e 2002

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    This study aims at a broader understanding of the functioning of the health system from the perspective of economics, utilizing the tools made available by this area for evaluating an important public policy proposed by the Brazilian federal government: the Family Health Program. This first approach consists in a case study conducted in the city of Porto Alegre during the period 1998-2002. The purpose of this study was creating an instrument for the cost management of the program allowing for monitoring and redirecting actions when necessary. An extensive review of the literature was carried out and data about the work processes, the organizational structure of the secretariat in charge and cost and production of the program were collected for constructing the cost management instrument. The study showed no important variation in the total cost of the program during the period but considerable variations in some specific cost categories. Furthermore it was shown that different health units involve different costs related to the size of the team or to the target population.

    Este estudo pretende, por meio da perspectiva das ciências econômicas, ampliar a compreensão sobre funcionamento do sistema de saúde, utilizando o instrumental disponível nesta área do conhecimento, as avaliações econômicas, para avaliar uma importante política pública proposta pelo governo federal e implantada em todo o país: o Programa de Saúde da Família. Nesta primeira aproximação será feito um estudo de caso do município de Porto Alegre, no período de 1998 a 2002. O objetivo do estudo é criar um instrumento de gestão dos custos do programa, que permita o monitoramento e redirecionamento das ações quando se fizer necessário. Foi feita extensa revisão da literatura e, para a construção do instrumento de gestão de custos, foi necessário o levantamento dos processos de trabalho, da estrutura gerencial da secretaria e por fim dos dados de

  15. Peste suína clássica: ação térmica da amostra chinesa Porto Alegre (CPA em coelhos Classical swine fever: thermal reaction in rabbits to the chinese-Porto Alegre strain

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    Telmo Vidor

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    Full Text Available Foram avaliadas a temperatura normal do coelho e sua reação térmica após inoculação com a amostra Chinesa Porto Alegre (CPA do vírus da Peste Suína Clássica (PSC, sob três condições de temperatura ambiental. Os resultados mostraram que a temperatura normal do coelho aumenta com a elevação da temperatura ambiental (PRectal temperatures of normal rabbits inoculated with different dilutions of a vaccine prepared with Chinese-Porto Alegre (CPA strain of classical swine fever virus, were evaluated under 3 different environmental temperatures. Temperatures of normal un-vaccinated rabbits increased significantly when environmental temperature increased (P<0.001. At environmental temperatures of 12.82 ± 1.29°C, 20.65 ± 1.79°C, and 28.24 ± 2.09°C me mean rectal temperatures were 39.53°C, 39.65°C and 39.92°C, respectively. Temperatures of me vaccinated rabbits also increased significantly when environmental temperature increased (P<0.001, but did not vary with different vaccine dilutions. At environmental temperatures of 12.82 ± 1.29°C, 20.65 ±1.79°C and 28.24 ± 2.09°C, the mean higher rectal temperature were 41.17°C, 41.24°C and 41.47°C, respectively. Within a 95% confidence interval was determined that, under the 3 environmental temperatures, the rectal temperatures equal to 40.60°C, 40.67°C and 40.90°C or higher, indicated a thermal reaction to the vaccine. In vaccinated rabbits, the mean thermic rise was of 1.59°C and there were no significant differences at different environmental temperatures or virus dilutions. Within a 95% confidence interval was determined that a rise of 1.06°C or higher indicated a specific reaction to the vaccine. The rise in temperature started 24 hours after the inoculation. This time was delayed when virus dilutions decreased (P<0.001, but did not vary with different environmental temperatures. The sensitivity and specificity of the thermic reaction was evaluated by the challenge test. By

  16. Trails, RS2477, picpts, Published in 2006, Duchesne County.

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  17. IZOBRAŽEVANJE SVETOVALCEV ZAPOSLITVE NA ZAVODU RS ZA ZAPOSLOVANJE

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    Diplomsko delo obravnava vlogo in pomen izobraževanja svetovalcev zaposlitve na Zavodu RS za zaposlovanje na Območni enoti Ljubljana v povezavi s svetovanjem in pomočjo brezposelnim osebam. Kajti spremembe zunanjega okolja

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  19. Trails, RS2477, 34b, Published in 2006, Duchesne County.

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  20. Trails, RS2477, wintqutrs, Published in 2008, Carbon County GIS.

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  1. Relationship Between Chronic Tinnitus and Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Gene rs3812047, rs1110149, and rs884344 Polymorphisms in a Turkish Population.

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    Orenay-Boyacioglu, Seda; Coskunoglu, Aysun; Caki, Zerrin; Cam, Fethi Sirri

    2016-08-01

    Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) plays a key role in early development of central auditory pathway and the inner ear. However, the auditory pathway studies of GDNF gene polymorphisms are scarce in the literature, and the studies especially associated with tinnitus are limited. Our study aimed to identify whether GDNF gene polymorphisms play any roles in the pathophysiology of tinnitus by investigating the relationship between tinnitus and GDNF polymorphisms. A total of 52 patients with chronic tinnitus and ages ranging from 18 to 55 were admitted to the Ear-Nose-Throat outpatient clinic of Celal Bayar University Medical Faculty Hospital of Manisa, Turkey and constituted the study group. Another 42 patients of the same age range, without tinnitus symptoms and lacking any systemic disease, were also admitted to the clinic and formed the control group. The tympanometric, audiological, and psychoacoustic assessments of the subjects were performed. Deoxyribonucleic acid samples obtained using venous blood taken for routine inspections were used to investigate GDNF gene polymorphisms (rs884344, rs3812047, and rs1110149) by polymerase chain reaction-based restriction fragment length polymorphism method. No correlation could be detected between GDNF rs884344 and rs3812047 polymorphisms and subjects with tinnitus (p > 0.05). Heterozygosity was significantly lower for GDNF rs1110149 polymorphism in tinnitus subjects compared to the controls (p tinnitus and control groups (p > 0.05). Failure to detect correlations between tinnitus and GDNF gene polymorphisms suggests this may be due to the fact that the GDNF gene has a variable expression pattern in different tissues and pathologies. Therefore, the study should be improved and its scope should be expanded by including a larger group of patients and different tissues to investigate the expression pattern of GDNF. PMID:27180191

  2. AAA application in diagnosis exams in a large public hospital, RS, Brazil

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    Objective: the initiative AAA - Awareness , Appropriateness and Audit , promotes consciousness ( Awareness) , fitness ( Appropriateness ) and Audit ( Audit) . This paper analyzes the application of the concept in the AAA requests and justifications examinations using ionizing radiation within a large public hospital. Materials and methods: we collected and analyzed data between the years 2011 and 2012, concerning the number of exams performed with the use of radiation and their justifications. After, we sought to raise awareness of the clinical team through training on the risks and benefits of the various modalities of the radiology department and the need to justify the use of ionizing radiation on health. After the data were collected again of test requests for verification of the effectiveness of training. Results: the mean requests that need to be appropriate to the AAA in the last quarter of 2011 was 75 % lower than the average demands of the first quarter, matched against the last two months of 2012 increased by up to four times the number requests that require improvements in relation to the excellent results obtained in July 2012. Conclusion: it is shown in this paper the need of implementing this initiative AAA continuously added to the clinical staff awareness about the risk of the use of ionizing radiation, the appropriateness of the requests of these tests , as well as the control of this process in order to optimize use of ionizing radiation on health

  3. Trophic state of water in the watershed of Lake Mirim, RS, Brazil

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    Orlando Pereira-Ramirez

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to analyze the spacetime variations in the trophic characteristics of the principal water bodies feeding Lake Mirim, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, by determination of the Trophic State Index propos