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  1. Paracoccidioidomicose: revisão de literatura = Paracoccidioidomycosis: Literature Review

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    Yurgel, Liliane Soares

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Apresentar uma revisão da literatura sobre a paracoccidioidomicose, abordando aspectos clínicos importantes da doença. Fonte de dados: Foram consultados artigos indexados no Medline e livros-texto sobre o tema, ambos publicados no período de 1990 a 2004. Síntese de dados: A paracoccidioidomicose é uma doença sistêmica, endêmica, causada pelo fungo dimórfico Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. Embora a via primária de infecção seja a pulmonar, pela inalação de esporos ou partículas do fungo, vários sítios anatômicos podem ser acometidos pela disseminação linfoematogênica, inclusive a mucosa oral. Conclusão: A via primária de infecção da paracoccidioidomicose é pulmonar, mas a doença é, freqüentemente, diagnosticada a partir de manifestações orais. A abordagem clínica de pacientes portadores de lesões ulceradas crônicas de mucosa oral deve, portanto, considerar a paracoccidioidomicose como possibilidade diagnóstica. Purpose: The aim of this work was to present a literature review about paracoccidioidomycosis, focusing important clinical aspects of this disease. Data source: Articles indexed on Medline and scientific books, both published from 1990 to 2004, were reviewed. Data synthesis: Paracoccidioidomycosis is a systemic disease, with endemic profile, caused by the dimorphic fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. The primary way of infection is pulmonary, by the inhalation of fungus spores or particles. Several anatomic sites can be involved by lymphohematogenic dissemination to other organs and systems, including oral mucosa. Conclusion: Although paracoccidioidomycosis affects lungs primarily, it is often diagnosed through oral manifestation. It is important to pay attention to chronic ulcerated lesions of oral mucosa, considering the possible diagnosis of this disease.

  2. Basidiomycosis: a review of the literature Basidiomicoses: revisão da literatura

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    Carlos da Silva Lacaz

    1996-10-01

    Full Text Available The basidiomycosis, fungal infections provoked by basidiomycetes or agaric fungi have been recorded at growing frequencies in the medical literature, especially after the advent of AIDS in 1991. The basidiospores of these fungi, scattered in the atmosphere and transported by winds or air currents, reach the maxillary sinuses through the nasal route, most of the times causing signs and symptoms of chronic sinusitis. Basidiomycetes have also been isolated from sputum, especially Schizophyllum commune. Lesions of the buccal mucosa, brain abscesses, onychomycosis and endocarditis have been described, with a growing interest in this type of deep mycosis on the part of mycologists and infectologists. The present paper reports descriptions of mycetism as well as infectious processes caused by basidiomycetes, such as Schizophyllum commune, Ustilago maydis (= Ustilago zeae and Coprinus cinereusAs basidiomicoses, infecções fúngicas provocadas por basidiomicetos ou agáricos vêm sendo registradas cada vez com maior frequência na literatura médica, principalmente após o advento da AIDS/SIDA, em 1981. Os basidiosporos desses fungos, espalhados na atmosfera e veiculados através do vento ou de correntes aéreas, atingem por via nasal os seios maxilares, provocando quadros de sinusite crônica, na maioria das vezes. Do escarro também têm sido isolados basidiomicetos, principalmente o Schizophyllum commune. Lesões da mucosa da boca, abscessos cerebrais, onicomicoses e endocardites já foram descritas, aumentando o interesse dos micologistas e infectologistas para este tipo de micose profunda. O presente trabalho assinala, ao lado dos quadros dc micetismo, processos infecciosos provocados por basidiomicetos, a exemplo do Schizophyllum commune, Ustilago maydis (= Ustilago zeae e Coprinus cinereus.

  3. Literatura Surda/Deaf Literature

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    Lodenir Becker Karnopp

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente artigo é proceder a uma análise dos livros de literatura infantil Cinderela Surda e Rapunzel Surda, focalizando os sentidos produzidos sobre identidades e diferenças. As análises desses livros pretendem contribuir para a discussão da produção de uma literatura surda, que está vinculada às discussões sobre cultura e identidade. Na investigação desses materiais, os textos e as imagens produzidas evidenciam que os autores buscam o caminho da auto-representação do grupo de surdos, através da luta pelo estabelecimento do que reconhecem como suas identidades e suas diferenças. Tais evidências estão no uso da língua de sinais, em suas formas de narrar as histórias e/ou de adaptar histórias clássicas, tendo como base suas formas de existência, suas formas de ler, traduzir, conceber e julgar os produtos culturais que consomem e que produzem. This article aims to present an analysis of the fairy tales, Deaf Cinderella and Deaf Rapunzel, focusing on the meanings produced from identities and differences. The analyses of these two books intend to give a contribution to the discussion on the production of deaf literature, which is linked to the discussions on culture and identity. In the investigation of these books, the texts and the images produced show that the authors seek the path to self- representation of the deaf community, through the struggle for the establishment of what they recognize as their identities and differences. Such evidences are in the use of sign language, in their ways of narrating their stories and/or of adapting classic fairy tales, having as a basis their existential ways of being, their ways of reading, translating, conceiving and judging the cultural products which they consume and produce.

  4. Zumbido e ansiedade: uma revisão da literatura Tinnitus and anxiety: a literature review

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    Marine Raquel Diniz da Rosa

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available O zumbido, som percebido pelo indivíduo sem que haja estímulo externo, resulta da interação dinâmica de centros do sistema nervoso central, incluindo vias auditivas e não auditivas. O resultado desta interação, especialmente sistema límbico e sistema nervoso autônomo, seria responsável pelo desencadeamento de associações emocionais negativas e reações de incômodo em pacientes com zumbido. A ansiedade, condição fisiológica inerente ao ser humano, quando exacerbada gera um transtorno de humor, comprometendo o pensamento, o comportamento e a atividade psicológica. Se um estímulo interno ou externo for interpretado como perigoso ou ameaçador, desencadeará uma reação emocional caracterizada como estado de ansiedade. Este artigo tem como objetivo realizar uma revisão da literatura sobre a relação do zumbido e da ansiedade. Em se tratando do zumbido, a forma como o som é percebido pode ser alterado pela ansiedade, aguçando assim a sensibilidade para detectar sons que parecem uma ameaça em potencial, pois para muitos o zumbido é sinônimo de enfermidade grave. A etiologia do desenvolvimento da depressão e ansiedade pode estar relacionada ao zumbido. Muitos adquirem esse sintoma por problemas físicos e, consequentemente, desenvolvem a depressão e a ansiedade. Outros com graus diferentes de angústias adquirem o zumbido devido ao comprometimento emocional. Dessa forma, existe um vínculo entre o zumbido e problemas emocionais, mas nem sempre é fácil identificar o precursor. Estudos demonstram que pacientes acometidos pelo zumbido apresentam maior tendência ao suicídio, depressão e ansiedade. Além disso, referem o efeito aditivo da ansiedade e da depressão na qualidade de vida e no zumbido dos indivíduos.Tinnitus is a sound perceived without external stimulus, and results from the dynamic interaction of the centers in the central nervous system, including non-auditory and auditory ways. The result of this

  5. Incidentes transfusionais imediatos: revisão integrativa da literatura Incidentes transfusionales inmediatos: revisión integrativa de la literatura Immediate transfusion incidents: an integrative literature review

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    Adriana Lemos de Sousa Neto

    2012-01-01

    hemolítica y alérgica, avance en acciones de hemovigilancia y mayor preocupación por la calidad de la asistencia hemoterápica.This integrative literature review had the objective of analyzing research on the occurrence of immediate transfusion incidents and implemented hemovigilance actions. Data were obtained through database searches of LILACS, MEDLINE and PubMed, for the period of 1980 to 2009, in the Portuguese, English and Spanish languages. We identified 1382 articles, of which 29 met the established inclusion criteria. Of these articles, 20 (69.0% were retrospective transveral, 8 (27.5% were prospective, and one (3.5% was a case control study. In regard to approach, the studies were classified into two thematic foci: types of immediate transfusion incidents, and implemented hemovigilance actions associated with the types of immediate transfusion incidents. The analysis of this work highlighted the higher incidence of febrile nonhemolytic reactions and allergic reactions, the advancement in hemovigilance actions, and greater concern with the quality of care in hemotherapy.

  6. Pneumonias intersticiais idiopáticas: Uma revisão da literatura Interstitial idiopathic pneumonias: A literature review

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    Paulo José de Lima Mota

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available As pneumonias intersticiais idiopáticas (PII são um grupo de doenças de difícil estudo e bordagem clínica, devido a vários factores, dos quais se destacam a sua raridade e a enorme discrepância nas escrições dos achados clínicos, imagiológicos e histológicos pelos vários autores. Um dos espelhos desta discrepância é o problema da classificação das várias entidades que constituem este grupo e que apenas em 2002 começou a esboçar algum consenso entre as autoridades na matéria. O objectivo desta revisão é compilar a literatura mais relevante, de modo a facilitar a compreensão de um tema tão complexo.Interstitial idiopathic pneumonias are a group of diseases whose rarity and variety of clinical, radiological and pathological descriptions creates difficulties in study and management. An example of this is the classification method for this group, with only 2002 seeing some consensus. The aim of this article is to review the main literature to contribute to an understanding of this subject.

  7. Angiofibroma nasofaríngeo: revisão de literatura Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: review of literature

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    Luiz A. C. Ricardo

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available O angiofibroma de nasofaringe é um tumor benigno, raro, altamente vascularizado, com elevado índice de recorrência e invasividade local, cuja natureza sempre desafiou os estudiosos do assunto. As controvérsias vão desde o seu local de origem, até modalidades terapêuticas, passando por aspectos clínicos e diagnósticos. A característica mais grave e desconcertante, no entanto, é a ocorrência de surtos hemorrágicos, por vezes muito intensos, podendo levar o paciente à morte. Frente a esse fato, muitos foram os esforços desenvolvidos no sentido de minimizar esse problema, visando o controle adequado da doença. Esse estudo apresenta uma revisão global sobre o tema e se propõe a expor de forma simples e didática os principais aspectos relacionados ao angiofibroma nasofaríngeo.Angiofibroma of nasopharynx is a highly vascular, rare and benign tumor, with a high a incidence of recurrence and local invasity which nature always defied the researchers on the subject. The controversies start on its site of origin, till therapeutical modalities, passing by clinical and diagnostic aspects. The most serious and baffling feature, however, is the occurrence of hemorrhagic outbreaks, sometimes very intense, which may lead the patient to death. In view of this, the efforts developed towards of minimizing this problematic fact have been many, aiming adequate control of the illness. The present article presents a global review on this subject and intends to discuss the main aspects related to angiofibroma of nasopharynx in a simple and didatic form.

  8. A prevalência de fibromialgia: uma revisão de literatura The prevalence of fibromyalgia: a literature review

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    Alane B. Cavalcante

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO INTRODUÇÃO E OBJETIVO: este trabalho teve como objetivo realizar uma revisão da literatura sobre a prevalência da fibromialgia (FM na população a partir dos critérios propostos pelo American College of Rheumatology (ACR. MÉTODOS: foi realizado levantamento bibliográfico do período de 1990 a 2005 nas bases de dados MedLine, Lilacs, Embase e ISI. Foram utilizadas as palavras-chave "fibromialgia" e "prevalência" e as correspondentes em inglês, "fibromyalgia" e "prevalence". Foram selecionados 97 artigos e, após leitura dos resumos, foram excluídos os que se referiam à prevalência em doenças. Somente 30 abordavam o tema prevalência da fibromialgia na população. Os artigos selecionados foram agrupados em cinco categorias: a prevalência da FM em populações adultas; b prevalência da FM em mulheres; c prevalência da FM em crianças e adolescentes; d prevalência da FM em populações específicas; e prevalência de dor crônica e difusa na população, segundo os critérios do ACR. RESULTADOS: a literatura aponta a prevalência da FM na população com valores entre 0,66 e 4,4%, sendo mais prevalente em mulheres do que em homens, especialmente na faixa etária entre 35 e 60 anos. Os estudos com crianças e adolescentes e em grupos especiais são escassos e pouco conclusivos. A prevalência de dor crônica difusa na população em geral também tem poucos estudos, com valores entre 11 e 13%. CONCLUSÃO: mais estudos sobre prevalência de dor crônica e difusa devem ser estimulados, assim como os de prevalência na população adulta, crianças e jovens.INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review the literature concerning of the prevalence of fibromyalgia in general population using the criteria from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR. METHODS: The literature envolved the period of 1990 to 2005, in the databases Medline, Lilacs, Embase and ISI. The keywords "fibromialgia" and "prevalência" and

  9. Audiologia do envelhecimento: revisão da literatura e perspectivas atuais Audiology and aging: literature review and current horizons

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    Renato Peixoto Veras

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Revisar a literatura sobre a perda auditiva associada ao envelhecimento e suas implicações, numa perspectiva atual. REVISÃO DA LITERATURA: Nos estudos realizados no Brasil, a presbiacusia vem sendo apontada como causa mais freqüente da deficiência auditiva em pessoas idosas, implicando em uma dificuldade de compreensão durante a comunicação verbal. Estudos internacionais também mostram alta prevalência da perda auditiva em pessoas idosas. DISCUSSÃO: Segundo pesquisas recentes, à medida que o quantitativo da população idosa vem aumentando, também aumenta a prevalência da presbiacusia que interfere na qualidade de vida do idoso. Mesmo entre os profissionais de saúde, ainda é grande o desconhecimento em relação às vantagens e ganhos que a reeducação auditiva específica para idosos com perda auditiva pode oferecer. CONCLUSÃO: Os artigos aqui analisados mostraram que os serviços de saúde da rede pública, que envolvem médicos e fonoaudiólogos, devem estabelecer diretrizes para o desenvolvimento de programas de diagnóstico, aquisição de aparelhos de amplificação sonora individual e, principalmente, de reeducação auditiva para os idosos portadores de presbiacusia, para que eles possam participar e desfrutar das relações sociais, mantendo uma boa qualidade de vida. Entretanto, no Brasil, os estudos e pesquisas nesta área estão apenas começando.AIM: to review the literature on aging-related hearing loss and its current impacts. LITERATURE REVIEW: In studies carried out in Brazil, presbycusis has been blamed for being the most frequent cause of hearing loss in the elderly, causing verbal communication impairment. International studies also show the high prevalence of hearing loss in the elderly. DISCUSSION: According to recent investigations, as the number of elderly people increase, the prevalence of presbycusis interfering in the life quality of this population also increases. Even among health care

  10. Tendência secular em estatura: uma revisão da literatura Secular height trend: a literature review

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    Gilberto Kac

    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available Esse trabalho constitui-se em uma revisão de literatura sobre tendência secular em estatura (TSE. Os principais tópicos abordados foram a definição do fenômeno, a utilização de dados históricos de estatura como estratégia alternativa no monitoramento de mudanças econômicas, as principais explicações teóricas sugeridas para a ocorrência do fenômeno, o início da antropometria militar, sua utilização no passado e no presente, e a magnitude da tendência em recrutas e na população infantil. Os principais achados revelaram que a TSE tem sido atribuída, sobretudo, a influências ambientais, em particular, a melhorias nas condições sanitárias, econômicas e sociais. As taxas médias de incremento variaram conforme a idade, o estrato sócio-econômico e o país considerado; portanto, deve-se ter cautela nas comparações interpopulacionais. A Segunda Guerra Mundial reduziu a tendência em diversos países, entre eles o Brasil, mas as taxas de incremento no pós-guerra foram ainda maiores do que as observadas no início do século. Constatou-se, por fim, que dados provenientes da antropometria militar são os mais utilizados para estimativas de TSE.This paper presents a literature review of secular height trends. The principal topics included were definition of the phenomenon, use of historical data sets on height as an alternative approach for monitoring economic changes, the main theoretical explanations of the phenomenon, the beginning of military anthropometry, and past and current use in measuring secular height trends in recruits and children. The most important results showed that the positive secular trend can be attributed to environmental influences, especially improvements in health, economic, and social conditions. The mean reported rates in height increases varied with age, socioeconomic status, and country, so one must exercise caution in drawing inferences. World War II slowed the trend in several countries

  11. Músculo tiroaritenoideo e som basal: uma revisão de literatura Thyroarytenoid muscle and vocal fry: a literature review

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    Carla Aparecida Cielo

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho do fonoaudiólogo utiliza-se de exercícios vocais como o som basal (SB, que se origina da grande atividade contrátil do músculo laríngeo intrínseco tiroaritenoideo (TA. O objetivo deste estudo foi revisar a literatura relacionada ao TA e ao SB. Realizou-se levantamento bibliográfico dos últimos 20 anos sobre o assunto nas bases de dados LILACS, SciELO, PubMed, Web of Science e Google Scholar. Verificou-se que o feixe interno do TA apresenta fibras de contração lenta, isotônicas, resistentes à fadiga; o feixe externo apresenta fibras de contração rápida, fatigáveis, isométricas. O SB caracteriza-se pela percepção dos pulsos de vibração glótica durante a emissão nas frequências mais graves da tessitura vocal (crepitação em graves ou vocal fry, principalmente pela ação do TA, especialmente sua porção interna, que se encurta de forma evidente, soltando a mucosa em grande volume ao longo da borda livre, aumentando a pressão subglótica e os níveis de jitter, shimmer e ruído, e reduzindo o fluxo aéreo. Com base na literatura, a exercitação isométrica do TA externo ocorreria com o SB sustentado na frequência mais grave possível ao sujeito (contração máxima, durante seis segundos, de cinco a dez vezes diárias, compatível com o predomínio de fibras de contração rápida. Na exercitação isotônica do TA interno, utilizar-se-iam sons agudos para estirá-lo, alternando emissões em SB (contração concêntrica e em registro modal de cabeça ou em falsete (sons hiperagudos (contração excêntrica, com várias séries diárias de oito a 12 repetições, compatível com o predomínio de fibras de contração lenta.The work of speech-language pathologists uses exercises such as the vocal fry (VF, which originates from the great contractile activity of the intrinsic laryngeal thyroarytenoid muscle (TA. The aim of this study was to review the literature related to TA and VF. A literature review of the

  12. Catálogos colectivos: ¿reales o virtuales? Una revisión de la literatura = Union catalogs: real or virtual ones? A literature review

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    Graciela Spedalieri

    2002-01-01

    Revisión de la literatura sobre catálogos colectivos publicada en los últimos cinco años. Los desarrollos en el área de búsqueda distribuida han dado lugar a la creación de catálogos colectivos virtuales. Se analizan las características del modelo tradicional y las del modelo virtual, comparando las ventajas y desventajas de cada uno.Review of the literature on union catalogs published during the last five years. Developments in the area of distributed search gave place to the creation of vir...

  13. Imagem da enfermeira: revisão da literatura Imagen de la enfermera: revisión de la literatura Nurse's image: literature review

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    Taís Maria Nauderer

    2005-02-01

    professional reality. Seeking for a better understanding of this problem, a literature review was proceeded, aiming to characterize and analyze the nurse's image. The national scientific production is considered small on the subject. Conclusions indicate that stereotypes negatively influence nursing practice and that in Nursing history it is found many reasons for the existing distortions.

  14. Sociologia e literatura Sociology and literature

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    Maria Célia Leonel

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Propomos discutir como Os sertões foi incorporado, pela crítica, como obra de literatura e como, posteriormente, o romance Grande sertão: veredas passou a ser lido como ensaio. Para tanto, examina-se, de um lado, em vários estudos, como o primeiro foi consagrado como obra compósita, pertencendo, ao mesmo tempo, ao campo da literatura, da sociologia e da ciência, o que se tornou moeda corrente e cânone quase inquestionável, sobrevivendo por mais de um século. De outro lado, investiga-se como a narrativa rosiana passou a ser vista, por uma determinada vertente da crítica, como ensaio ou estudo das relações de poder no Brasil. É essa indistinção, paradoxal, entre sociologia e literatura, ciência e fi cção que nos propomos investigar e problematizar, buscando compreender tal embaralhamento de gêneros. Palavras-chave: Grande sertão: veredas. Os sertões. Ficção. Sociologia. Ensaio. Crítica. The purpose is to discuss how Os sertões has been incorporated, by the critics, as literary work and how, after that, the novel Grande sertão: veredas started to be read as an essay. In order to achieve that, there is the examination, from one side, of several studies, on how the fi rst has been consecrated as composite work belonging, at the same time, to the literature, sociology and science fi elds, what has come as currency and unquestionable standard, surviving for over a century. On the other hand, there is the investigation of how the narrative of Rosa started to be seen, by a determined share of the critics, as essay or study of the power relationships in Brazil. It is this non-distinction, this paradox, between sociology and literature, science and fi ction, that we propose to investigate and put into matter, searching for comprehension in this gender mixture. Keywords: Grande sertão: veredas. Os sertões. Fiction. Sociology. Essay. Critics.

  15. Curativo do paciente queimado: uma revisão de literatura Curaciones del paciente com quemaduras: una revisión de la literatura Dressing of burned patients' wounds: a literature review

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    Enéas Ferreira

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi descrever, mediante revisão de literatura, os agentes tópicos e tipos de cobertura que têm sido recomendados no tratamento de queimaduras e discutir as implicações do uso desses produtos. O estudo foi desenvolvido mediante levantamento bibliográfico dos últimos 12 anos, nas bases de dados Lilacs, Medline e Dedalus. As publicações encontradas foram organizadas como de pesquisa e de revisão e, posteriormente, categorizadas de acordo com a temática: agentes tópicos e substitutos temporários de pele. Foram discutidos os possíveis efeitos colaterais, indicações e recomendações quanto à manipulação.Los objetivos de este trabajo fueron: describir, mediante revisión de la literatura, los agentes topicos y tipos de cobertura recomendados para el tratamiento de las quemaduras y sus implicancias en la asistencia de enfermeria. El estudio se desarrolló mediante búsqueda bibliografica de los últimos 12 años, en los bancos de datos Lilacs, Medline y Dedalus. Los artícluos encontrados fueron organizados como artículos de investigación y de revisión. Posteriomente fueron clasificados por su temática: agentes topicos y sustitutos temporales de piel. En el analisis de las informaciones incluidas en la literatura fueron considerados los posibles efectos colaterales, indicaciones y recomendaciones sobre la manipulación de eses productos.This study aimed at describing, by means of a literature review, the topical agents and bandage types which have been recommended in the treatment of burns and their implications in nursing care. This study was conducted by collected bibliographic data concerning the last 12 years from Lilacs, Medline and Dedalus databases. The articles found were organized as research and review articles and later categorized according to the theme: topical agents and temporarily skin dressing. We discussed the possible effects as well as the indications and recommendations as to the

  16. Carcinoma basocelular perianal: relato de caso e revisão da literatura Perianal basal cell carcinoma: case report and literature review

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    Daniel C. Damin

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available O Carcinoma basocelular (CBC é a mais freqüente das neoplasias epiteliais, localizando-se preferencialmente em áreas expostas ao sol. A ocorrência deste tumor na região perianal é extremamente rara. Neste artigo, relatamos um caso de CBC perianal. Apresentamos também uma revisão da literatura médica sobre o tema, salientando as características clínicas e histopatológicas, bem como o tratamento preconizado para esse tipo de tumor.Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC is the most common skin cancer. It is preferentially found in sun-exposed areas and it is extremely rare at perianal region. In this article, we report a case of perianal BCC. In addition, we present a review of the medical literature on this subject, outlining clinical and histologic characteristics of this type of tumor as well as the choices of treatment.

  17. Stereotactic radiosurgery for spinal metastases: a literature review; Radiocirurgia estereotaxica para metastases de coluna vertebral: revisao de literatura

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    Joaquim, Andrei Fernandes; Ghizoni, Enrico; Tedeschi, Helder; Pereira, Eduardo Baldon; Giacomini, Leonardo Abdala, E-mail: andjoaquim@yahoo.com [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, SP (Brazil)

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    Objective: The spine is the most common location for bone metastases. Since cure is not possible, local control and relief of symptoms is the basis for treatment, which is grounded on the use of conventional radiotherapy. Recently, spinal radiosurgery has been proposed for the local control of spinal metastases, whether as primary or salvage treatment. Consequently, we carried out a literature review in order to analyze the indications, efficacy, and safety of radiosurgery in the treatment of spinal metastases. Methods: We have reviewed the literature using the PubMed gateway with data from the Medline library on studies related to the use of radiosurgery in treatment of bone metastases in spine. The studies were reviewed by all the authors and classified as to level of evidence, using the criterion defined by Wright. Results: The indications found for radiosurgery were primary control of epidural metastases (evidence level II), myeloma (level III), and metastases known to be poor responders to conventional radiotherapy - melanoma and renal cell carcinoma (level III). Spinal radiosurgery was also proposed for salvage treatment after conventional radiotherapy (level II). There is also some evidence as to the safety and efficacy of radiosurgery in cases of extramedullar and intramedullar intradural metastatic tumors (level III) and after spinal decompression and stabilization surgery. Conclusion: Radiosurgery can be used in primary or salvage treatment of spinal metastases, improving local disease control and patient symptoms. It should also be considered as initial treatment for radioresistant tumors, such as melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. (author)

  18. Paternidade no contexto da depressão pós-parto materna: revisando a literatura Fatherhood in the context of maternal postpartum depression: a literature review

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    Milena da Rosa Silva

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Esta revisão da literatura examina os achados de estudos recentes a respeito da paternidade no contexto da depressão pós-parto materna. Os estudos sobre este tema demonstram forte associação negativa entre depressão pós-parto materna e qualidade do relacionamento conjugal, apoio emocional oferecido pelo pai e seu envolvimento nos cuidados do bebê e no trabalho doméstico. Também têm mostrado que o pai pode diminuir o impacto da depressão materna sobre os filhos, caso mostre-se envolvido e mentalmente saudável, embora sejam raros os estudos descrevendo o modo como se dá a participação do pai nestas famílias. A literatura aponta, ainda, que os maridos de mulheres com depressão encontram-se em situação de risco para o desenvolvimento de psicopatologias, o que sugere que as intervenções clínicas neste contexto devem focalizar também as relações familiares.The literature review examines the findings of recent studies regarding fatherhood in the context of maternal postpartum depression. The studies on this theme demonstrate strong negative association between maternal postpartum depression and the quality of marital relationship, emotional support offered by the father and his involvement in taking care of the baby and in domestic work. They have also shown that the father can reduce the impact of maternal depression on children if he is involved and mentally healthy, although there are few studies describing how fathers participate in these families. The literature also shows that husbands of depressive women are in a risk situation for the development of psychopathology, suggesting that the clinical interventions in this context should also focus on family relationships.

  19. O doente mental crônico internado: uma revisão da literatura El enfermo mental crónico internado: una revisión de la literatura The chronic mentally ill patient: a literature review

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    Zeyne Alves Pires Scherer

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Abordagens alternativas no manejo da doença mental têm surgido no mundo inteiro com ênfase nos modelos extra-hospitalares, comunitários. Pouco se fala das pessoas cronicamente internadas. O objetivo da presente revisão da literatura foi levantar o que os estudiosos têm proposto na última década no que se refere ao trabalho com doentes mentais crônicos internados. Os artigos e textos encontrados foram divididos nos tópicos: características dos doentes crônicos internados, opinião destes sobre a internação e sugestões para melhorar a prática. Como conclusão, os autores propõem uma melhor avaliação com estudos sérios sobre esta clientela, a realidade que a cerca e as possibilidades de intervenção.Abordajes alternativos en el manejo de la enfermedad mental han surgido en el mundo entero con énfasis en los modelos extra-hospitalarios, comunitarios. Poco se habla de las personas crónicamente internadas. El objetivo de la presente revisión de la literatura fue levantar lo que los estudiosos han propuesto en la última década acerca del trabajo con enfermos mentales crónicos internados. Los artículos y textos encontrados fueron divididos en los tópicos: características de los enfermos crónicos internados, opinión de los mismos sobre la internación y sugerencias para mejorar la práctica. Como conclusión, los autores proponen una mejor evaluación con estudios serios sobre esta clientela, la realidad que la circunda y las posibilidades de intervención.Alternative approaches to manage mental illness have arisen all over the world with emphasis on outpatient community models. Little is said about chronically hospitalized patients. The purpose of this literature review was to access what researchers have proposed in the past decade concerning the work with chronic mentally ill inpatients. The articles found were divided in topics: characteristics of chronic mentally ill inpatients, their opinion about hospitalization and

  20. A criança maltratada: uma revisão da literatura El niño maltratado: una revisión de la literatura The abused child: a literature review

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    Edson Arthur Scherer

    2000-08-01

    Full Text Available Atender crianças vítimas de maus-tratos pode causar desconforto e suscitar dúvidas. A presente revisão da literatura, incluíndo periódicos, livros e o Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente, foi conduzida para servir de referência a profissionais e pesquisadores envolvidos com a problemática da criança maltratada. Os autores introduzem o tema maus-tratos, apresentam as implicações legais e éticas, as dificuldades para diagnosticá-lo, os efeitos dos mesmos, a necessidade de compreender o perpetrador e tratá-lo, e os papéis e a formação dos profissionais que atendem crianças vítimas de abuso. Como considerações finais, os autores sugerem medidas preventivas e aperfeiçoar estudos formais sistemáticos sobre a criança maltratada.Atender niños víctimas de malos tratos puede causar incomodidad y suscitar dudas. La presente revisión de la literatura, incluyendo periódicos, libros y el Estatuto del Niño y del Adolescente, fue conducida para servir de referencia a los profesionales e investigadores involucrados con el problema del niño maltratado. Los autores introducen el tema mal trato, presentan las implicaciones legales y éticas, las dificultades para el diagnóstico, los efectos del mismo, la necesidad de comprender al maltratador y tratar a este, los papeles y la formación de los profesionales que atienden niños víctimas del abuso. Cómo consideraciones finales, los autores sugieren medidas preventivas y perfeccionar estudios formales sistemáticos sobre el niño maltratado.Assisting abused children may cause discomfort and raise doubts. The present literature review, which includes periodicals, books and the Child's and Adolescent's Statute, was conducted to serve as reference to professionals and researchers involved with the child abuse problem. The authors introduce the subject of abuse, present its legal and ethical implications, the difficulties to diagnose it, its effects, the necessity to understand and treat

  1. Método de Montessori aplicado à demência: revisão da literatura Método Montessori aplicado a la demencia: revisión de la literatura Montessori Method applied to dementia: literature review

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    Daniela Filipa Soares Brandão

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available O método de Montessori foi aplicado inicialmente às crianças, mas atualmente aplica-se a pessoas com demência. O objetivo deste trabalho é fazer uma revisão sistemática da investigação sobre a eficácia desse método, utilizando a Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (Medline com as palavras-chave demência e método de Montessori. Foram selecionados 10 estudos, onde se verificam melhorias significativas na participação e no envolvimento construtivo e diminuição dos afectos negativos e do envolvimento passivo. Não obstante, as revisões da literatura acerca desta intervenção não farmacológica em demência classificam esse método como fraco, em termos de eficácia. Essa aparente discrepância pode explicar-se porque o método de Montessori pode ter, de fato, uma influência pouco significativa em dimensões como a dos problemas comportamentais ou porque não existe investigação acerca desse método com elevados níveis de controle como são a presença de vários grupos de controle ou o duplo-cego.El método Montessori se aplicó inicialmente a los niños, pero ahora se aplica a las personas con demencia. El propósito de este estudio es revisar de forma sistemática la investigación sobre la eficacia de este método, utilizando Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (Medline con las palabras clave demencia y método Montessori. Se seleccionaron 10 estudios, que tienen mejoras significativas en la participación y en el compromiso constructivo, y la reducción de efectos negativos y de la participación pasiva. Sin embargo, la revisión de la literatura sobre esta intervención no farmacológica en la demencia clasifica este método como débil en términos de eficacia. Esta aparente discrepancia puede explicarse porque el método Montessori puede tener una influencia poco significativa en los problemas de conducta, o porque no hay investigación sobre este método con altos niveles de

  2. Leadership of the nurse: an integrative literature review Liderazgo del enfermero: una revisión integradora de la literatura Liderança do enfermeiro: uma revisão integrativa da literatura

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    Gabriela Marcellino de Melo Lanzoni

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available This Integrative Literature Review, sought to evidence and discuss the main characteristics of the concept of leadership and of the nurse leader, as well as their contributions to the practice of nursing and health from nursing scientific publications indexed in the database Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE and published between 1998 and 2008. Following the inclusion criteria, a total of 36 studies were selected for analysis, of these 89% (33 articles were published in foreign journals and 11% (3 published in national journals. The profiles of nursing leaders encountered were the authentic and the authoritative, with the leadership evidenced as an organizational tool that combines communication, interpersonal relationships, planning, the commitment to success and the resolvability of conflicts. Education is presented as fundamental for the formation of leaders, relating directly the valorization of academic titles with the improvement of this competence.Se trata de una Revisión Integradora de la literatura, que buscó evidenciar y discutir las principales características del concepto de liderazgo y del enfermero líder, así como sus contribuciones para la práctica en enfermería y salud, a partir de publicaciones científicas de enfermería indexadas en la base de datos Medical Literature and Retrivial System on Line (MEDLINE entre 1998 y 2008. Siguiendo los criterios de inclusión, se totalizó 36 estudios seleccionados para análisis, de los cuales 89% (33 artículos fueron publicados en periódicos extranjeros y 11% (3 publicados en periódicos nacionales. Los perfiles de enfermeros líderes encontrados fueron el autoritario y el auténtico, siendo el liderazgo evidenciado como una herramienta organizacional que articula comunicación, relaciones interpersonales, planificación, el compromiso con el éxito y la resolutividad de conflictos. La educación se presenta como fundamental para la formación de l

  3. Informalidade no mercado de trabalho brasileiro: uma resenha da literatura Brazilian labor market informality: a review of the literature

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    Gabriel Ulyssea

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available The economic literature relative to Brazilian labor market informality is very disperse and presents a significant lack of organization. In that sense, the purpose of this paper is to organize and discuss on a systematic way the main pieces of literature concerning informality in the Brazilian labor market using, whenever it is possible, the international literature as a comparison point for the existing results relative to Brazil's experience. More specifically, questions related to wage differentials between formal and informal workers, labor market segmentation and the effect of institutions on the informal sector are emphasized.

  4. Metodologias para seleção de fornecedores: uma revisão da literatura Supplier selection methodologies: a literature review

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    Joana Coelho Viana

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available A crescente participação do fornecedor na perfomance geral da contratante tem tornado as organizações mais exigentes na escolha de seus contratados, o que ocasionou a incorporação de uma diversidade de critérios de avaliação ao processo decisório. A relevância e complexidade da decisão de contratação, por sua vez, têm incentivado a busca por novas ferramentas e técnicas de seleção de fornecedores. Nesse sentido, a presente pesquisa realizou uma revisão literária dos trabalhos desenvolvidos relacionados ao tema, na qual foram analisados artigos publicados entre os anos de 1998 e 2011. A partir dessa revisão foi possível identificar as tendências e lacunas da literatura recente, oferecendo aos interessados direcionamento para futuras aplicações e/ou aperfeiçoamentos.Driven by the increasing supplier's involvement in the overall performance of the purchaser, companies have become more demanding in their choices, which led to the incorporation of a variety of evaluation criteria in the decision making process. The importance and complexity of the hiring decision, in turn, have encouraged the search for new tools and techniques for vendor selection. The present study conducted a literature review of works related to the topic, where articles published between 1998 and 2011 were analyzed. This review has identified trends and gaps of the recent literature, offering insights to interested parties for further application and/or improvements.

  5. Angiomatose bacilar: revisão da literatura e documentação iconográfica Bacillary angiomatosis: literature review and iconographic documentation

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    Paulo Eduardo Neves Ferreira Velho

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available A angiomatose bacilar é uma das bartoneloses humanas. É doença sistêmica de manifestação cutânea freqüente. Caracteriza-se por lesões angioproliferativas causadas pela Bartonella henselae e pela B. quintana, que comprometem especialmente indivíduos imunodeficientes. Deve ser bem conhecida pelos dermatologistas, pois é potencialmente fatal, mas responsiva à antibioterapia. Para estabelecer o diagnóstico nosológico eles deverão sugeri-lo ao anatomopatologista, facilitando a diferenciação histológica, sobretudo, com o granuloma piogênico e o sarcoma de Kaposi. O presente artigo apresenta revisão da literatura e fotografias clínicas, de microscopia de luz e eletrônica de transmissão.Bacillary angiomatosis is one of the human bartoneloses. It is a systemic disease usually affecting the skin. Its angioproliferative lesions are caused by B. henselae and by B. quintana. Such lesions are more frequent in immunodeficient hosts. Dermatologists must be well aware of this disease because it is potentially fatal, though it is treatable with antibiotic therapy. To establish a nosologic diagnosis, dermatologists should refer patients to a pathologist. In so doing, they will facilitate histologic differentiation especially from pyogenic granuloma and Kaposi's sarcoma. This paper presents a literature review of the disease, and includes clinical, light and transmission electron microscope photographs.

  6. Extraosseous calcifying odontogenic cyst: a case report and a literature review Cisto odontogênico calcificante: relato de caso e revisão da literatura

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    Claudia Cazal

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The calcifying odontogenic cyst is an uncommon odontogenic lesion that can have intra- or extraosseous occurrence with both cystic or tumor behavior. A report of an extraosseous calcifying odontogenic cyst (ECOC in a 57-year-old black woman is presented as well as a review of the literature about the lesion. The clinical, radiographic and histopathologic features are discussed, along with etiology and treatment.O cisto odontogênico calcificante é uma lesão odontogênica incomum que pode ser intra ou extra-óssea, tanto com um comportamento cístico quanto com um comportamento neoplásico. Neste trabalho está sendo apresentado o relato de um caso de cisto odontogênico calcificante em uma mulher da raça negra, com 57 anos de idade, bem como uma revisão da literatura sobre a lesão. Os achados clínicos, radiográficos e histopatológicos são discutidos, assim como sua etiologia e o seu tratamento.

  7. Democracia dos antigos x democracia dos modernos: uma revisão de literatura Old democracy x modern democracy – a literature review

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    Alexandre José Pierini

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available This work is a literature review on democracy. Firstly, a short historical retrospect of democracy is carried out. This retrospect is important because democracy had links with the citizen’s direct participation in the decision-making. The modern democracy, on its turn, is related to the political representation, where the citizen participates through mechanisms developed by the State to elect its representatives. The main aspect is the crisis inherent in the current democratic system which needs an urgent review process. It is on the crisis established on democracy that the old as well as the modern democracy establish convergence points, for mechanisms of direct participation are being thought and blended together with the modern democracy, with the purpose of recreating the current political system.O presente trabalho se caracteriza como uma revisão de literatura sobre o tema democracia. Para a consecução da revisão, buscou-se expor no primeiro momento a realização de um breve retrospecto histórico da democracia. Esse retrospecto é importante porque a democracia possuía vínculos com a participação direta do cidadão nas tomadas de decisão. A democracia dos modernos por sua vez, se relacionada com a representação política, onde o cidadão participa por meio de mecanismos criados pelo Estado para eleger os seus representantes. O ponto nevrálgico e que marca sobretudo os aspectos relacionados a esta revisão de literatura é a crise inerente do sistema democrático em voga e que necessita sobremaneira de um processo de revisão. A crise da democracia conduz ao estabelecimento de pontos de convergência entre a democracia dos antigos e a democracia dos modernos mecanismos de participação direta estão sendo pensados e mesclados junto à democracia dos modernos com o intuito de recriar o sistema político vigente.

  8. Acute and chronic pain: a narrative review of the literature Dolor agudo y crónico: revisión narrativa de la literatura Dor aguda e crônica: revisão narrativa da literatura

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    Ana Maria Calil Sallum

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The study objectives were to identify the organic, emotional and psychic prevalent consequences in patients with acute and chronic pain and punctuate the main assessment tools for these pains. A narrative review of the literature was conducted using descriptors related to pain measurement, signs and symptoms, totalizing 184 articles. The electronic databases MEDLINE and LILACS were searched from January 2000 to December 2010. The review pointed out a series of conclusive studies about the organic repercussions more frequent in acute and chronic pain conditions and the use of different rating scales for both situations. It is believed that these findings could be of great values for health teams, could contribute with a better practice and with customer satisfaction in the hospital scenario and at home.Los objetivos del estudio fueron identificar las repercusiones orgánicas, emocionales y psíquicas prevalentes en pacientes con dolor agudo y dolor crónico y puntuar los principales instrumentos de evaluación para esos dolores. Se realizó una revisión narrativa de la literatura, utilizándose descriptores relacionados a la medición del dolor, cuidados de enfermería, signos y síntomas, en un total de 184 artículos. Las bases electrónicas investigadas fueron LILACS y MEDLINE, entre enero de 2000 a diciembre de 2010. Esta revisión puntuó una serie de estudios conclusivos sobre las repercusiones orgánicas más frecuentes en los cuadros álgicos agudos y crónicos y el uso de escalas de evaluación distintas para ambas situaciones. Se cree que esos hallazgos podrán ser de gran valía para los equipos de salud y que contribuya con mejores prácticas y satisfacción del cliente en los escenarios intra hospitalario y domiciliario.Os objetivos do estudo foram identificar as repercussões orgânicas, emocionais e psíquicas prevalentes em pacientes com dor aguda e dor crônica e pontuar os principais instrumentos de avaliação para essas dores

  9. Úlcera de pressão e estado nutricional: revisão da literatura Ulcera de presión y estado nutricional: revisión de la literatura Decubitus ulcer and nutritional status: literature review

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    Lillian Dias Castilho

    2005-10-01

    assessment of patients in risk for pressure ulcers, we reviewed the national and international literature indexed on Medline and LILACS bibliographic dadtabases, from 1987 to 2001. The aim of this research was to investigate the knowledge production on pressure ulcers and nutritional status, as well as to learn about the authors and the publication focus. We concluded that patients in risk for pressure ulcers can be early identified based on nutritional assessment, including biochemical data, anthropometric evaluation, clinical data, diet history and energetic consumption. The alterations are frequent in elderly patients, hospitalized patients, patients with a chronic disease such as a vascular cerebral accident, cancer and spinal cord injury.

  10. Community health agent: a literature review Agente comunitario de salud: una revisión de literatura O agente comunitário de saúde: uma revisão da literatura

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    Ana Cláudia Garabeli Cavalli Kluthcovsky

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    Full Text Available Study of the review literature regarding brazilian Community Health Agent. The methodology was descriptive and exploratory study, using the LILACS database (1982 to march/2005 and MEDLINE (1966 to 2005. The analysis resulted 153 publications, from which 97 had been excluded. About type of production, of the 56 references (100%, 53,6% were books, 32,1% periodic articles, 7,1% Master's Theses and remains 7,2%, doctoral dissertations and specialization monographs. It was observed that 59% of the references had been enclosed in the database in 2000. Considering only periodic articles, specialization monographs, Master's Theses and doctoral dissertations, an amount of 26 studies, the experimental design predominated (73%, being the objectives most frequent: characterization of the agents and their functions, process work and results. The data suggest increasing interest on the subject, however, these workers still consist a population little studied.Estudio de literatura de revisión sobre Agente Comunitario de Salud brasileiro. La metodología era estudio descriptivo y exploratório, en base de datos LILACS (1982 a 2005 y MEDLINE (1966 a 2005. El análisis resultó 153 publicaciones, 97 excluidos. De las 56 referencias (100%, 53,6% eran los libros, 32,1% artículos de periódicos, 7,1% eran disertaciones de maestría y del resto 7,2%, las tesis de doctorado y monografías de especialización. El 59% de las referencias habían sido incluidos en la base de datos en 2000. Considerando los artículos periódicos, las monografías de especialización, dissertaciones de maestría y tesis de doctorado (26 estudios, el diseño experimental predominó (73%, siendo los objetivos más frecuentes: caracterización de los agentes y de sus funciones, evaluaciónes del proceso y de los resultados del trabajo. Los datos sugieren interés de aumento en el tema, estos trabajadores todavía consisten una población poco estudiada.Este é um estudo de revisão da

  11. Justiça distributiva: uma revisão da literatura psicossocial e desenvolvimentista Justicia distributiva: una revisión de la literatura psicosocial y de desarrollo Distributive justice: a review over psychosocial and developmental literature

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    Leonardo Rodrigues Sampaio

    2009-12-01

    la justicia distributiva serán revistos y criticados. Por fin, serán hechas algunas consideraciones acerca del campo de estudios en la actualidad.Distributive justice assigns a construct related to the way as the people evaluate the distributions of positive goods (income, freedom, positions politicians or negatives ones (punishment, sanctions, penalties in society. When making distributive judgments, the individuals are concerned if the distribution favored or it harmed the involved ones, using parameters or principles that determine which distributive method is more or less just of being applied in the context of the distribution. Related to the distributive justice, many theoretical and empirical studies have been carried through. The main aim of the present work is to make a revision of psychological literature regarding the concept of distributive justice. It will be presented the main psychosocial and developmental theories that deal with this subject. Then, some important empirical studies on distributive justice will be reviewed and criticized. Finally, some consideration about the field of nowadays studies will be made.

  12. Suicídio entre pessoas idosas: revisão da literatura Suicidio entre personas ancianas: revisión de la literatura Suicide in elderly people: a literature review

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    Maria Cecília de Souza Minayo

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    Full Text Available Foi realizada revisão da literatura sobre os principais fatores associados à ideação, tentativas e suicídio propriamente dito de pessoas idosas. Foram pesquisadas as seguintes bases de dados: MEDLINE, PsychInfo, SciELO e Biblioteca Virtual em Violência e Saúde da BIREME, referentes ao período de 1980 a 2008. Foram selecionadas e analisadas 52 referências, que mostraram forte relação entre ideação, tentativas e efetivação do ato fatal em pessoas idosas, que resulta da interação de fatores complexos: físicos, mentais, neurobiológicos e sociais. O suicídio associado à depressão em idosos é prevenível desde que a pessoa esteja devidamente tratada. Há necessidade de investimento em pesquisa no Brasil, dado o crescimento persistente das taxas de suicídio entre idosos, sobretudo do sexo masculino.Se realizó revisión de la literatura sobre los principales factores asociados con la formulación, intentos y suicidio propiamente dicho de personas ancianas. Las siguientes bases de datos fueron investigadas: MEDLINE, PsychInfo, SciELO y Biblioteca Virtual en Violencia y Salud de la BIREME, correspondientes al período de 1980 a 2008. Fueron seleccionadas y analizadas 52 referencias, que mostraron fuerte relación entre formulación, intentos y realización del acto fatal en personas ancianas, que resulta de la interacción de factores complejos: físicos, mentales, neurobiológicos y sociales. El suicidio asociado con la depresión en ancianos es prevenible siempre cuando la persona sea debidamente tratada. Hay necesidad de invertir en investigación en Brasil, dado el crecimiento persistente de las tasas de suicidio entre ancianos, sobretodo del sexo masculino.A literature review was carried out focusing on the main factors associated with suicidal ideation, attempts and completed suicide in elders. The following databases were searched: MEDLINE, PsychINFO, SciELO and Biblioteca Virtual em Violência e Saúde da BIREME (BIREME

  13. Otosclerose infantil: relato de caso e revisão da literatura Pediatric otosclerosis: case report and literature review

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    Raquel Salomone

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available A otospongiose é uma osteodistrofia do osso temporal caracterizada pela reabsorção e neoformação óssea desordenada. Clinicamente, caracteriza-se por disacusia condutiva, neurossensorial, e/ou mista, progressiva e zumbidos. O início dos sintomas ocorre entre 30 e 40 anos de idade sendo rara sua manifestação na infância. Descrevemos o caso de um paciente de 11 anos de idade, com quadro de hipoacusia unilateral progressiva há 5 anos. O exame otorrinolaringológico revelou mancha rubra de Schwartze em orelha esquerda. A audiometria, imitanciometria e a tomografia computadorizada demonstraram características sugestivas de otospongiose. Realizamos uma revisão dos aspectos clínicos, diagnósticos e da conduta terapêutica da otospongiose na infância.Otospongiosis is an osteodystrophy of the temporal bone, characterized by disordered neoformation and deposition of bone, characterized by the presence of a progressive conductive, sensorineural or mixed hearing loss and tinnitus. Typically, otospongiosis presents as a slowly progressive conductive hearing loss in the third to fourth decade of life. Uncommonly children and adolescents may also have conductive or sensorineural hearing loss caused by otosclerosis. We describe a case of an 11-year-old patient, with progressive unilateral conductive hearing loss for 5 years. The otoscopic examination revealed a positive Schwartz's sign in the left ear. Audiometry, impedanciometry and CT scan showed characteristics that suggested otospongiosis. We reviewed clinical aspects, diagnosis and the therapeutic approach for otospongiosis in children.

  14. Revisitando a literatura sobre custo-efetividade e utilidade em saúde Reviewing the literature of cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis in health

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    Leyla Gomes Sancho

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem por finalidade contribuir com a disseminação do conteúdo teórico desta área do conhecimento, assim como oferecer subsídios para reflexões no que tange à consecução de estudos, os quais resultem em reais benefícios para a população e a gestão do sistema de saúde. Para tanto se realizou, sob uma perspectiva histórica e com base no ponto de vista de reconhecidos autores, ampla revisão da literatura que abrangeu desde sua fundamentação teórica até a formalização de guias metodológicos. O estudo ressalta, inclusive, as controvérsias metodológicas conseqüentes da diversidade das abordagens teóricas. E, como decorrência, recomenda a realização de pesquisas sobre a fundamentação teórica, particularmente a abordada pelos extrawelfaristas.This study aims to contribute to the dissemination of the theoretical foundations for cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis. It also provides backing for reflections on the implementation of studies leading to real benefits for both the population and health system management. Taking a historical perspective, and drawing on the work of renowned authors, the study provides an extensive literature review on cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis, from the theoretical formulation to the definition of methodological guidelines. The study also highlights the methodological controversies resulting from the diversity of theoretical approaches. As a result, it recommends conducting research on the theoretical foundations, and particularly the position of the extra-welfarists.

  15. Disceratose congênita: relato de caso e revisão da literatura Dyskeratosis congenita: case report and literature review

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    Sílvia Pimenta de Carvalho

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available A disceratose congênita é doença hereditária rara, caracterizada pela tríade de pigmentação reticulada da pele, distrofia ungueal e leucoceratose em mucosas. Alterações dentárias, gastrintestinais, geniturinárias, neurológicas, oftalmológicas, pulmonares e esqueléticas associadas têm sido relatadas. A falência medular é a principal causa de morte precoce e também é descrita predisposição para doenças malignas. Afeta principalmente homens, e reconhecem-se formas recessivas ligadas ao X, autossômicas dominantes e recessivas. Relata-se o caso de uma criança do sexo masculino, que apresentava a tríade clássica das lesões sem antecedentes familiares. Faz-se revisão da literatura com o objetivo de enfatizar a necessidade do acompanhamento médico multidisciplinar, de modo a permitir diagnóstico precoce das possíveis complicações.Dyskeratosis congenita is an inherited disease characterised by the triad of abnormal skin pigmentation, nail dystrophy and mucosal leukoplakia. Non-cutaneous abnormalities (dental, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, neurological, ophthalmic, pulmonary and skeletal have also been reported. Bone marrow failure is the main cause of early mortality, with an additional predisposition to malignancy. Men are more affected than women and X-linked recessive, autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive forms of the disease are recognised. We report a case of a male child who presented the classic triad of lesions, without familial cases. A review of the literature is also made, emphasizing the importance of a multidisciplinary approach, which is fundamental for an early diagnosis of the complications.

  16. Abordagens de avaliação de ativos intangíveis: uma revisão da literatura = Intangible asset evaluation approaches: a literature review

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo consiste em analisar as abordagens de avaliação de ativos intangíveis apresentadas na literatura nacional e internacional. Para tanto, fez-se uso de uma base filosófica construtivista e do Knowledge Development Process - Constructivist (ProKnow-C como instrumento de intervenção para revisão da literatura. No levantamento realizado nas bases: (i EBSCO; (ii ProQuest; (iii Scopus; (iv Science Direct e (v Spell encontrou-se o total de 1.672 artigos utilizando as palavras: Capital Intelectual ou Ativo Intangível e Organização em seu (i título, (ii resumo ou (iii palavras-chave. A partir do aprimoramento da pesquisa com os critérios (i exclusão de artigos repetidos/ redundantes; (ii alinhamento dos artigos ao tema quanto ao título; (iii reconhecimento científico dos artigos; (iv alinhamento dos artigos ao tema quanto aos resumos e (v disponibilidade dos artigos na íntegra, chegou-se a um Portfólio Bibliográfico (PB composto de 28 artigos. Na análise desse PB, identificou-se o total de 41 abordagens de avaliação de ativos intangíveis. Skandia Navigator foi a abordagem mais citada, totalizando 13% das citações. Constatou-se também as categorias e o enquadramento de cada abordagem, identificando-se que existem algumas lacunas de pesquisas envolvendo as abordagens de avaliação. The aim of this study is to analyze the intangible asset evaluation approaches presented in national and international literature. Therefore, there was use of a philosophical basis constructivist and the Knowledge Development Process - Constructivist (ProKnow-C as an intervention tool for literature review. This survey was carried out on the following basis: (i EBSCO; (Ii ProQuest; (Iii Scopus; (Iv Science Direct; and (v Spell, where it was met the total of 1,672 articles using the words: Intellectual Capital or Intangible Assets and Organization in their (i titles, (ii abstracts or (iii keywords. From the research improvement

  17. Tipologia facial aplicada à Fonoaudiologia: revisão de literatura Facial types applied to Speech-Language Pathology: literature review

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    Rossana Ribeiro Ramires

    2010-01-01

    stomatognathic functions. For this reason, diagnosing facial type is important to speech-language pathology practice. The aim of the present study was to perform a literature review regarding facial type characteristics, presenting recent researches and studies about the theme. A bibliographical research was carried out in the databases LILACS, SciELO, Web of Science and Google Scholar, in addition to books, dissertations and thesis about the subject in the past ten years. Several field researches proved some characteristics of facial types found, especially, in the older references. Some aspects, however, were controversial when the facial types were compared, such as the eletromyographic activity of the masseter muscle, respiratory mode and the length of the upper lip and of the philtrum. It was possible to conclude that knowing the facial type and correlating it to the stomatognathic functions, muscles and occlusion is an important factor for practical clinic, but the professional should be flexible when comparing the pacient's characteristics with results found in the literature. Thus, it is possible to avoid determining an abnormality or atypia when the case is only a variability or adaptation.

  18. Psicoterapia breve pais-bebê: revisando a literatura Short-term parent-infant psychotherapy: a review of the literature

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    Luiz Carlos Prado

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta uma revisão da literatura a respeito da psicoterapia breve pais-bebê. Inicialmente são apresentados aspectos históricos, desde o surgimento da psicoterapia breve, passando pelas formulações teóricas que enfatizaram a importância das relações iniciais pais-bebê até a constituição do campo da psicoterapia breve pais-bebê propriamente dita. Constata-se que várias abordagens compõem o panorama atual das psicoterapias pais-bebê, as quais apresentam uma ampla diversidade de referenciais teóricos e técnicos. Foram também revisados, em particular, estudos empíricos sobre a utilização dessa abordagem no contexto da depressão materna. Por fim, apresentam-se os procedimentos utilizados pelos autores deste artigo em uma pesquisa em andamento envolvendo o atendimento psicoterápico breve pais-bebê em famílias com mães deprimidas. Essa abordagem tem se mostrado efetiva na promoção de um melhor relacionamento mãe-pai-bebê na presença sintomas depressivos da mãe.This article presents a review of the literature on short-term parent-infant psychotherapy. Initially, some historical aspects are presented since the emergence of short-term psychotherapy, including the theoretical formulations that highlighted the importance of early parent-infant relationships and helped to implement the field of short-term parent-infant psychotherapy. There are several approaches to parent-infant psychotherapy, representing a broad diversity of theoretical and technical frameworks. Empirical studies were also reviewed, especially those using parent-infant psychotherapy in the context of maternal depression. Finally, the authors' experience with short-term parent-infant psychotherapy involving families with depressive mothers was presented. This approach has shown to be effective in the promotion of better mother-father-infant relationship in the presence of maternal depressive symptoms.

  19. Algoritmos, regulação e governança: uma revisão de literatura / Algorithms, regulation, and governance: a literature review

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    Full Text Available Purpose – To offer a curated mapping of the recent academic production on the topic of algorithmic governance and regulation to understand its connection to the theoretical traditions of regulation and governance. Methodology/approach/design – Exploratory literature review focusing on the detection of themes and theoretical approaches in publications that define their field of investigation through expressions such as “algorithmic regulation”, “algorithmic governance”, “algorithmic governmentality”, and “govern by algorithm”. Findings – Despite their appearance from 2013 onwards, surveyed papers tend to carry on older research traditions that also appear in governance and regulation studies. Research topics and theoretical approaches vary, with Foucauldian, regulatory and actor-network approaches being the most common. Possibility due to the novelty of the field, there is a stronger presence of theoretical endeavors. Originality/value – This is the first organized survey with this scope and it maps a host of foreign studies to the Portuguese language, serving as a starting point for those interested in the field. Resumo Propósito – Oferecer um mapeamento selecionado da recente produção acadêmica sobre o tema de governança e regulação algorítmica, de modo a compreender como ela se conecta com as tradições teóricas de governança e regulação. Metodologia/abordagem/design – Revisão exploratória de literatura focada na detecção de temas e marcos teóricos das publicações que definem seu campo de investigação por meio de expressões como “regulação algorítmica”, “governança algorítmica”, “governamentalidade algorítmica” e “governo por algoritmo”. Resultados – Apesar de surgirem de 2013 em diante, os artigos mapeados tendem a continuar tradições de pesquisa mais antigas que também figuram nos estudos de regulação e governança. Os temas e abordagens teóricas são variados

  20. Ligamentum flavum hematoma: a case report and literature review Hematoma del ligamento amarillo: caso clínico y revisión de la literatura Hematoma de ligamento amarelo: relato de caso e revisão da literatura

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    Full Text Available The aim is to present a rare case of ligamentum flavum hematoma in the lumbar region, discuss its physiopathology and treatment and review the literature. A woman aged 68 presented with neurogenic claudication due to degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis that evolved into a sudden worsening with cauda equina syndrome. The magnetic resonance imagining (MRI showed signs of degeneration of the lumbar spine, with a narrow spinal canal from L2 to S1, anterolisthesis L4 L5 and an expansive lesion hyperintense on T1-weighted and hypointense on T2-weighted images considered compatible with hematoma in the topography of the yellow ligament in L1-L2. The patient underwent laminectomy and lumbar fixation. Her evolution was good in the postoperative period and at 18 months of follow-up hse walked alone, despite the pain that is controlled with simple medications. Even though rare, it seems that ligamentum flavum hematoma has a relationship with the degeneration and rupture of small vessels associated with micro trauma to the spine. Its physiopathology is not well defined and treatment is similar to other spine compression processes.El objetivo es presentar un caso raro de un hematoma ligamento flavum en la región lumbar, discutir su fisiopatología y el tratamiento y revisión de la literatura. Una mujer de 68 años presentó claudicación neurogénica debido a la espondilolistesis lumbar degenerativa y que se convirtió en un repentino empeoramiento con el síndrome de cauda equina. Una imagen de resonancia magnética (RM mostró signos de degeneración de la columna lumbar, con canal espinal estrecho de L2 a S1, anterolistesis L4 L5 y en la L1-L2, un proceso expansivo redondeado e hiperintenso en T1 y hipointenso en los bordes en T2, compatible con hematoma en la topografía del ligamento amarillo. La paciente fue sometida a laminectomía y fijación lumbar. Su evolución fue buena en el postoperatorio y, a los 18 meses de seguimiento caminaba sola, a

  1. Literatura Oral Hispanica (Hispanic Oral Literature).

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    As part of a class in Hispanic Oral Literature, students collected pieces of folklore from various Hispanic residents in the region known as "Siouxland" in Iowa. Consisting of some of the folklore recorded from the residents, this paper includes 18 "cuentos y leyendas" (tales and legends), 48 "refranes" (proverbs), 17…

  2. Maus-tratos a idosos: revisão integrativa da literatura Abuso contra ancianos: revisión integradora de la literatura Elderly maltreatment: integrative review of the literature

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    Annelissa Andrade Virgínio de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available O estudo objetivou identificar, a partir de uma revisão integrativa da literatura, o conhecimento científico produzido entre 2005 e 2009, sobre maus-tratos contra idosos. Para tal, foram selecionados dezesseis estudos nos bancos LILACS e SciELO e na base BDENF. Dentre os dezesseis estudos, 56,25% compreendiam artigos originais. O periódico que mais publicou foi o Caderno de Saúde Pública (25%, sendo a maioria dos estudos desenvolvidos no Sudeste (56,25%. O levantamento revelou que a violência física foi predominante entre os idosos, sendo o domicílio o ambiente onde frequentemente ocorre a agressão, sendo os familiares os principais agressores. Entre os idosos agredidos, observou-se que as mulheres são as vítimas mais acometidas. Esses achados suscitam o desenvolvimento de outras pesquisas que possam clarificar as múltiplas dimensões da violência contra o idoso.El estudio tuvo como objetivo identificar, a través de una revisión bibliográfica integrada, los conocimientos científicos, producidos entre 2005 y 2009 sobre maltrato a ancianos. Con este fin, se seleccionaron dieciséis estudios en los bancos LILACS e SciELO e en la base de datos BDENF. De ellos, 56,25% eran artículos originales. La revista más utilizada para publicación, fue el Cuaderno de Salud Pública (25%, y la mayoría de los estudios se desarrollaron en el Sudeste (56,25%. La encuesta reveló que la violencia física era la más frecuente entre los ancianos; el entorno familiar es adonde ocurre con mayor frecuencia la agresión; y los familiares son los principales agresores. Entre las personas de edad que fueron atacados, se observó que las mujeres son las víctimas más afectadas. Estos resultados plantean el desarrollo de otras investigaciones que puedan aclarar las múltiples dimensiones de la violencia contra los ancianos.The study aimed to identify, through an integrative literature review, scientific knowledge, produced between 2005 and 2009 about the

  3. Hiperplasia de Músculo Liso no Epidídimo: Revisão de Literatura/Smooth Muscle Hyperplasia of the Epididymis: A Literature Review

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    Ana Cecília Vieira Lisboa

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O epidídimo pode ser acometido por hiperplasia ou neoplasia, benigna ou maligna, sempre diferenciadas pelo estudo histopatológico. Ele tem como função coletar, amadurecer e armazenar espermatozóides constantemente produzidos pelos túbulos seminíferos. Patologias do epidídimo acometem homens na puberdade, o que pode resultar em alterações na maturação dos espermatozóides e até mesmo levar a infertilidade. A conduta dessa afecção é cirúrgica e pode ser desde ressecção da tumoração preservando-se estruturas hígidas como, por exemplo, os testículos, em casos benignos, até exploração peritoneal para esvaziamento linfonodal mais orquiectomia, em casos malignos. O objetivo foi realizar uma revisão de literatura sobre hiperplasia do epidídimo que auxilie no diagnóstico e tratamento precoces que diminuam a mortalidade, morbidade e sequelas dos pacientes. Como a patologia em questão tem baixa incidência, com predomínio de casos benignos e evolução sem complicações, conclui-se que há a necessidade de mais análises sobre o tema para melhor elucidar seu tratamento e, principalmente, as consequências. The epididymis may be affected by hyperplasia or neoplastic cells, always differentiated by histopathological study. It has the function of collecting, maturing and storing sperm that are constantly produced by the seminiferous tubules. Pathologies of epididymis affect male puberty, which may result in changes in the maturation of sperm and even lead to infertility. The conduct in this condition can be from a tumor resection preserving healthy structures such as, for example, the testicles, in benign cases, while in malignant cases chooses whether the peritoneal exploration for a lymph node dissection plus orchiectomy. The purpose was to conduct a literature review of hyperplasia of the epididymis that helps in the diagnosis and early treatment, which can lead to lower risk of mortality and morbidity allowing a decrease in

  4. Vida reprodutiva de pessoas vivendo com HIV/AIDS: revisando a literatura Reproductive life of people who live with HIV: a literature review

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    Tonantzin Ribeiro Gonçalves

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available No contexto atual da epidemia de HIV/AIDS, temáticas como a reprodução e a transmissão materno-infantil tornaram-se frequentes e têm suscitado diversos posicionamentos por parte de pessoas portadoras e das equipes de saúde. O presente artigo teve por objetivo examinar o impacto da infecção por HIV/AIDS na vida reprodutiva de pessoas portadoras, considerando o direito à maternidade e à paternidade. Foi realizada uma revisão da literatura acerca de aspectos biológicos, psíquicos e sociais que compõem o cenário da assistência em saúde reprodutiva. Constatou-se que a prevalência da lógica biomédica e o impacto social da epidemia restringem o exercício do direito à maternidade e à paternidade dos indivíduos portadores de HIV/AIDS. Diante disso, entende se que as políticas públicas e as ações em saúde devem ser direcionadas pelo respeito ao princípio da integralidade e pelo respeito à autonomia individual, dentro de um contexto de apoio e orientação psicossocial.Considering the current context of the HIV epidemic, issues like reproduction and mother-to-child HIV transmission became frequent. They have led to different opinions from infected people and healthcare professionals. the present study aimed to identify the impact of the HIV infection on the reproductive life of those affected, considering motherhood and fatherhood rights. An extensive literature review on biological, psychological and social aspects that are part of the reproductive health assistance was conducted. We identified that the predominance of a biological logic and the social impact of the epidemic restrict the reproductive experiences of motherhood and fatherhood of people infected with HIV. We believe that health policies should be oriented by principles of integrality and individual autonomy, in a context of a psychosocial support and orientation.

  5. Tuberculose e indicadores socioeconômicos: revisão sistemática da literatura Tuberculosis and socioeconomic indicators: systematic review of the literature

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    Alexandre San Pedro

    2013-04-01

    ísticas particulares das áreas geográficas.OBJECTIVE: To review the literature to determine the existence of associations between socioeconomic factors (individual and collective and the presence of tuberculosis. METHODS: A systematic literature review was carried out in SciELO, Lilacs, Medline, and Scopus using the following search terms: poverty, social indicators, socioeconomic factors, and tuberculosis (in Portuguese, English, and Spanish. Studies having individuals as the unit of analysis were classified according to study design and dependent variable. Ecological studies were classified according to levels of spatial aggregation of data and dependent variable. For each article, the following were recorded: study title, country of origin, year the study was carried out, authors, language, objective, level of spatial aggregation, and indicators used in the analysis. RESULTS: For individual level studies, a direct statistical association was observed between tuberculosis and alcohol addiction, HIV coinfection, low schooling, marital status, low income, lack of food, immigration, and previous contact with tuberculosis patients. For collective analyses, an indirect association was observed for variables relating to gross domestic product per capita, human development index, and basic sanitation at the country level. Indicators relating to crowding, poverty density, schooling, decline in family income, and households receiving governmental cash support were directly associated with tuberculosis at different levels of spatial aggregation. CONCLUSIONS: The studies analyzed indicate a persisting relationship between socioeconomic indicators and the production of tuberculosis both at the individual and collective levels. The association between tuberculosis and socioeconomic indicators seems to be influenced by both the level of spatial aggregation and specific characteristics of geographic areas.

  6. Análise quantitativa do palato duro de respiradores orais: revisão de literatura Quantitative analysis of the hard palate of mouth breathers: literature review

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    Luana Cristina Berwig

    2011-12-01

    quantitative evaluation of this structure. For this reason, we carried out this literature review, which had the aim to address the results of quantitative assessments of the palate of mouth breathers, as well as the instruments employed in these assessments. To this end, we reviewed national and international journals indexed in Medline, LILACS, Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source (EBSCO and HighWire Press databases between 1983 and 2009. Based on the results of the studies retrieved, we concluded that mouth breathing was more frequently associated to an increase in palatal depth, and less frequently to a decrease in palatal width. Furthermore, it was verified that palatal evaluations used different measurement instruments, based on palatal measures obtained from plaster casts, directly in the mouth, or in cephalometric radiographs. It is believed that the methods of quantitative assessment reviewed can contribute to a precise speech-language pathology diagnosis.

  7. Parentalidade Positiva e Enfermagem: Revisão Sistemática da literatura Parentalidad Positiva y Enfermería: Revisión Sistemática de la literatura Positive Parenting and Nursing: Systematic literature Review

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    M. Saudade O. Custódio Lopes

    2010-07-01

    paternidad positiva de niños sanos de los cero a los tres años de edad. Las variables en estudio y el contenido de los programas tradujeron centros de interés en los siguientes temas: capacidad de los padres; comportamiento, desarrollo y estimulación del niño; interacción positiva entre padres y niño; seguridad y salud del niño; disciplina positiva; y construcción de capital social. En las estrategias de intervención, el trabajo individual con los padres / familia y el trabajo en grupo mostraron ganancias y pérdidas en la capacidad de los padres y en la construcción de capital social. La necesidad de una respuesta a estos centros de interés y las ganancias resultantes de las intervenciones demostraron ser oportuno que las enfermeras mejoren la atención al niño y a la familia.Support for positive parenting is critical in the first three years of life and requires a positive approach based on the potential of involving parents and family, implying demands and challenges for nurses. This literature review aims to identify the issues and strategies for nursing intervention to support positive parenting for children under three years old. Literature from 2000 to 2010 in EBSCOhost and ISI Web of Knowledge databases was searched to locate studies that included aspects of positive parenting and nursing interventions with healthy children under the age of three years. Nine papers met the inclusion criteria. The variables and programmes focused on the following themes: parents’ empowerment, children’s behavior, development and stimulation, positive parent-child interaction, children’s health and safety, positive discipline, and building social capital. Intervention strategies in individual work with parents and discussion groups showed improvements in empowering parents and building social capital. The need to respond to these issues and the gains resulting from interventions highlight the opportunity for nurses to improve care for the child and family.

  8. Lipoatrofia semicircular: una revisión sistemática de la literatura Semicircular lipoatrophy: a sistematic review of the literature

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    Rafael Díaz Sarmiento

    2011-03-01

    unkvown cause. It is characterized by unilateral o bilateral semicircular depressions in the anterolateral side of the thighs. It is related to environmental labor conditions, repeated microtraumas and personal factors. We conducted this systematic review of the scientific literature to characterize the existing knowledge. Methods: Systematic Review. Databases: IBECS, IBSST, LILACS, IME, OSH-UPDATE, ISI-WOK, PubMed, CIS-DOC and Cochrane. We included articles about semicircular lipoatrophy related to working and environmental conditions. We used the levels of scientific evidence of the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. Results: 66 articles were recovered. Only 22 fulfilled the inclusion criteria: Fifteen with evidence level 3 and 7 with evidence level 4. Seven studies were series of cases and 8 were unique case reports. All of them added 838 cases, informed between 1982-2010. The principal risk factors for LS are repetitive microtrauma, low relative humidity and electricity in modern office buildings. The semicircular depressions occur in the anterolateral side of thighs, without alteration of the skin and muscles, mostly in women (85%, without inflammatory signs and with unspecific histopathology. The magnetic resonance, x rays and the antinuclear antibodies are negative. The diagnosis is clinical, supported by ultrasonography. Psychological treatment and physical therapy can be useful. The preventive measures of greater impact are controlling risk factors. Conclusions: Insufficient scientific evidence exists about the causes of LS. It is a prevalent disorder that generates alarm, related to workplace conditions. It is necessary to continue investigating about causative agents.

  9. Porfiria aguda intermitente: relato de caso e revisão da literatura Acute intermittent porphyria: case report and review of the literature

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    Daniela von Ah Lopes

    2008-12-01

    caso de porfiria aguda intermitente no pós-operatório de cirurgia bariátrica.Acute intermittent porphyria is an unusual pathology with potentially severe consequences when not early detected. Among the possible causes of porphyric crises decrease of caloric intake has been described. A case of acute intermittent porphyria in the late postoperative period of a bariatric surgery performed for treatment of obesity is reported. A review of the diagnostic aspects and management of this pathology in the intensive care unit follows. A 31 year old woman was admitted in the intensive care unit three weeks after a bariatric surgery, with decreased level of consciousness and respiratory distress. The patient evolved with psychomotor agitation, mental confusion, abdominal pain and proximal tetraparesis. Diagnosis investigation disclosed severe hyponatremia (92mEq/L, hypomagnesemia, hypophosfatemia and hypocalcemia and cloudy urine without hematuria. Acute porphyria was suspected and the urine test detected high delta amino-levulinic acid and porphobilinogen. Treatment consisted of a correction of electrolyte disturbances and high carbohydrate intake. Hematin and heme arginate were not used, due to the difficulty to acquire the medication. After 8 months the patient progressed with full recovery of muscle strength and a clinical improvement. Acute intermittent porphyria has signs and symptoms common to several clinical, neurological, psychiatric and gastroenterological pathologies, which complicate diagnosis. Therefore, acute intermittent porphyria should be included in the differential diagnosis of neurological, psychiatric and gastroenterological alterations when results of all other exams are normal. Attention must be given to patients undergoing surgery mainly bariatric that, in addition to procedure stress, substantially limit the total caloric intake, potentially triggering crises. Review of literature did not disclose any report of acute intermittent porphyria crisis

  10. Terapia manual no tratamento da espondilólise e espondilolistese: revisão de literatura Manual therapy for treating spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis: a literature review

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    Fabrício José Jassi

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available A espondilólise é um defeito na pars interarticularis da vértebra com descontinuidade óssea do segmento intervertebral; a progressão do defeito resulta em deslizamento de uma vértebra sobre a outra, chamado espondilolistese, o que pode provocar dor. O tratamento não-cirúrgico é a escolha inicial na maioria dos casos de espondilolistese, mas poucos estudos verificam a eficácia dos tratamentos conservadores. O objetivo deste estudo foi realizar uma revisão da literatura sobre esses tratamentos, sobretudo no que concerne à terapia manual, a fim de ajudar os terapeutas na prescrição de intervenções eficazes. Os resultados mostram que tanto a terapia manual como a fisioterapia convencional apresentam efeitos benéficos na redução da dor lombar e na melhora funcional do paciente. As terapias manuais envolvem manipulação da coluna vertebral e articulação sacroilíaca, músculo-energia e alongamento dos músculos afetados. Exercícios de estabilização lombopélvica, fortalecimento dos músculos posturais e alongamento dos isquiotibiais e psoas também foram considerados importantes. O paciente deve ser avaliado individualmente em seu quadro clínico e radiográfico para determinação do plano de tratamento. Dentre as opções conservadoras de tratamento encontradas, nenhuma se mostrou conclusivamente superior às outras e todas podem ser incluídas no tratamento sintomático de pacientes com espondilólise/listese.Spondylolysis is a defect in the pars interarticularis of a vertebra with a disruption in the intervertebral segment. Progression of the defect leads to one vertebra slipping over another - which is called spondylolisthesis - which may cause low-back pain. Non-surgical treatment is the initial course of action in most cases of spondylolisthesis. However, few studies have assessed the efficacy of conservative treatment. The purpose of the present study is to review literature on conservative treatment for spondylolysis

  11. Ortner's syndrome: case series and literature review Síndrome de Ortner: série de casos e revisão da literatura

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    Vijayalakshmi Subramaniam

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available More than a century ago, Ortner described a case of cardiovocal syndrome wherein he attributed a case of left vocal fold immobility to compression of the recurrent laryngeal nerve by a dilated left atrium in a patient with mitral valve stenosis. Since then, the term Ortner's syndrome has come to encompass any nonmalignant, cardiac, intrathoracic process that results in embarrassment of either recurrent laryngeal nerve-usually by stretching, pulling, or compression; and causes vocal fold paralysis. Not surprisingly, the left recurrent laryngeal nerve, with its longer course around the aortic arch, is more frequently involved than the right nerve, which passes around the subclavian artery. OBJECTIVES: To discuss the pathogenesis of hoarseness resulting from cardiovascular disorders involving the recurrent laryngeal nerve along with the findings of literature review. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This paper reports a series of four cases of Ortner's syndrome occurring due to different causes. DESIGN: Case study. RESULT: Ortner's syndrome could be a cause of hoarseness of voice in patients with cardiovascular diseases. CONCLUSION: Although hoarseness of voice is frequently encountered in the Otolaryngology outpatient department, cardiovascular- related hoarseness is an unusual presentation. Indirect laryngoscopy should be routinely performed in all cases of heart disease.Há mais de um século, Ortner descreveu um caso de síndrome cardiovocal, no qual ele atribuiu um caso de imobilidade da prega vocal esquerda à compressão do nervo laríngeo recorrente causada por dilatação do átrio esquerdo em um paciente com estenose valvar mitral. Desde então, o termo Síndrome de Ortner tem sido usado para descrever qualquer condição cardíaca intratorácica não maligna que resulte no envolvimento do nervo laríngeo recorrente - geralmente por estiramento, contração ou compressão, causando paralisia vocal. Não é surpreendente que o nervo lar

  12. Nevo da epidermólise bolhosa: caso clínico e revisão da literatura Epidermolysis bullosa nevus: case report and literature review

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    Carolina Porto Cotrim

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Lesões melanocíticas adquiridas assemelhando-se à melanoma têm sido descritas nos principais grupos da Epidermólise bolhosa, e referidas como "Nevos da Epidermólise bolhosa''. Induzem facilmente ao erro diagnóstico, apesar de nenhuma transformação maligna ter sido descrita. Relatamos o desenvolvimento de um nevo melanocítico adquirido grande no local de bolhas recorrentes em uma criança de 5 anos portadora de Epidermólise bolhosa simples. O padrão dermatoscópico global foi sugestivo de benignidade, e os achados histopatológicos foram compatíveis com um nevo melanocítico composto. Este é o primeiro caso de um Nevo da Epidermólise bolhosa publicado na literatura brasileiraAcquired melanocytic lesions resembling malignant melanoma have been described in all major categories of Epidermolysis bullosa and referred to as "Epidermolysis bullosa nevi''. They easily induce to diagnostic error, although no malignant transformation has been reported. We report the development of a large acquired melanocytic nevus at a site of recurrent blisters in a 5-year-old child with Epidermolysis bullosa simplex. The global dermoscopic pattern was suggestive of benignity, and the histopathological findings were compatible with a compound melanocytic nevus. This is the first published case of Epidermolysis bullosa nevi in Brazilian literature. Despite their benign behavior, we emphasize the importance of regular clinical and dermoscopic monitoring, since a malignant course still cannot be totally excluded

  13. Poland's syndrome - a case report and review of the literature; Sindrome de Poland - relato de um caso e revisao da literatura

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    Carvalho, Antonio Carlos Pires [Universidade Federal, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Faculdade de Medicina. Dept. de Radiologia; Nogueira, Adilson Gomes [Colegio Brasileiro de Radiologia, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Nogueira, Juliana Elen; Beze, Rodrigo Santos. E-mail: acpcrj@hucff.ufrj.br

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    The authors report the case of a patient with congenital anomalies of the left hand associated with total absence of the pectoralis minor muscle and partial absence of the pectoralis major muscle. The radiological findings were assessed and the literature was reviewed. (author)

  14. Osteogenesis imperfecta - iconographic study of two cases and review of the literature; Osteogenese imperfeita - revisao da literatura e iconografia baseada em dois casos

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    Souza, Ricardo Pires de; Fernandes, Cintia; Hilario, Marcelo Cobra; Barros, Wagner Moraes; Soares, Aldemir Humberto [Hospital Heliopolis, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

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    The authors present a literature review about osteogenesis imperfecta, a disease that leads to bone fragility and low height patterns caused by an abnormality of the collagen synthesis. The iconographic study is based on two cases of the tarda type. (author) 9 refs., 3 figs.

  15. Sobredentadura inmediata y con carga tardía: revisión de la literatura Immediate overdenture and overdenture with late loading: literature review

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    Celina Wanderley de Abreu

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available La rehabilitación oral de los pacientes desdentados totales presenta grandes dificultades, pues diversos factores actúan limitando el tratamiento con prótesis totales convencionales como la severa reabsorción del proceso alveolar, que genera para los pacientes dificultades fonéticas y de masticación, incomodidad, falta de retención y estabilidad de las prótesis. Con el surgimiento de los implantes osteointegrados ideados por el Profesor Branemark, estos aspectos fueron mejorados, por la posibilidad de nuevas opciones de tratamiento como las sobredentaruras muco-implantosoportadas. Sin embargo, el protocolo de Branemark exigía un período de cicatrización de 3 a 6 meses, tiempo que los pacientes deben esperar para la colocación de la prótesis final. De esta forma, la técnica quirúrgica de carga inmediata fue propuesta para abreviar este período, mejorando la fase de transición, al mismo tiempo que reduce los problemas psicológicos asociados. El objetivo del presente estudio es realizar una revisión de literatura acerca de los trabajos que utilizaron sobredentaduras comparando carga inmediata y tardía, discutir la mejor alternativa, así como los factores envueltos en el éxito del procedimiento.The oral rehabilitation of the patients toothless totals presents large difficulties, because diverse factors act limiting the treatment with complete dentures conventional, as severe reabsorption of the alveolar process, generating for the phonetic patient difficulties and of mastication, annoyance, retention lack and stability of the prosthesis. With the emergence of you implant them osseointegratin idealized by Profº Branemark, these aspects were improved by means of the possibility of new treatment options, as the overdentures tissue-implant-supported. However, the protocol of Branemark demanded a period of scaring from three to six months, owing the patients to await this time for the placement of the final prosthesis. This way

  16. The genetics of amelogenesis imperfecta: a review of the literature Genética da amelogênese imperfeita: uma revisão da literatura

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    Maria Cristina Leme Godoy dos Santos

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available A melogenesis imperfecta (AI is a group of inherited defects of dental enamel formation that show both clinical and genetic heterogeneity. Enamel findings in AI are highly variable, ranging from deficient enamel formation to defects in the mineral and protein content. Enamel formation requires the expression of multiple genes that transcribes matrix proteins and proteinases needed to control the complex process of crystal growth and mineralization. The AI phenotypes depend on the specific gene involved, the location and type of mutation, and the corresponding putative change at the protein level. Different inheritance patterns such as X-linked, autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive types have been reported. Mutations in the amelogenin, enamelin, and kallikrein-4 genes have been demonstrated to result in different types of AI and a number of other genes critical to enamel formation have been identified and proposed as candidates for AI. The aim of this article was to present an evaluation of the literature regarding role of proteins and proteinases important to enamel formation and mutation associated with AI.A melogênese imperfeita é um grupo de doenças hereditárias que causa defeito na formação esmalte dental e mostra heterogeneidade clínica e genética. O esmalte é afetado com alta variabilidade, desde deficiência na formação do esmalte até defeitos no conteúdo mineral e protéico. A formação do esmalte requer a expressão de múltiplos genes que transcrevem proteínas e proteinases importantes para controlar o complexo processo de crescimento dos cristais e mineralização. O fenótipo da AI depende do gene envolvido, sua localização e tipo de mutação, e a conseqüente alteração na proteína. Diferentes padrões hereditários com ligado ao X, autossômico dominante e autossômico recessivo já foram descritos. Mutações nos genes correspondentes da amelogenina, enamelina, e calicreína-4 demonstraram resultar em

  17. Vertebral metastasis of femur primary osteosarcoma: a case report and literature review; Metastase vertebral de osteossarcoma primario de femur: relato de caso e revisao da literatura

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    Cioni, Claudia Helena [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP/EPM), SP (Brazil). Radiologia Pediatrica; Francisco, Marina Celli; Lederman, Henrique Manoel [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP/EPM), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Diagnostico por Imagem]. E-mail: nana_celli@hotmail.com; Francisco, Fabiano Celli [Hospital de Caridade Sao Braz, Porto Uniao, SC (Brazil); Oliveira, Andrea Alencar de [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP/EPM), SP (Brazil). Oncologia Pediatrica; Neves, Felipe Trentin [Hospital Ipiranga, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Cirurgia Geral

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    We present a case of a 21-year-old patient, bearer of femur primary osteosarcoma, who began with pain in the thoracic column. The metastasis of primary osteosarcoma has greater incidence on lungs, rarely affecting vertebras. We reviewed the literature about this disease and emphasized the image's characteristics on the several methods used (traditional radiographic exams, bone scintigraphy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance) and the main differential diagnostics. (author)

  18. Fournier gangrene: report of three cases, computed tomography imaging findings and literature review;Gangrena de Fournier: relato de tres casos, achados tomograficos e revisao da literatura

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    Judici, Paola Lima Pasini; Christofoli, Maria Olivia Jacques de Medeiros; Oliveira, Paulo Cesar Rocha; Teles, Ilailson de Goes; Najjar, Yana Senna Jeronimo, E-mail: paolajudice@sarah.b [Rede Sarah de Hospitais de Reabilitacao, Brasilia, DF (Brazil)

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    The authors report three cases of patients with Fournier gangrene. This is a polymicrobial infectious disease that affects the perineum and genitalia, especially in males, whose source is most commonly genitourinary, colorectal or cutaneous and may also not have a clearly defined focus. Potentially lethal, requires immediate clinical and surgical treatment. The purpose of this report is to describe the main findings of imaging on computed tomography in this disease and to briefly review the literature on the subject. (author)

  19. Hiperplasia nodular focal do fígado: apresentação de um caso e revisão da literatura Focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver: a case report and review of the literature

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    Marise Silva Teixeira

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho apresentamos um caso de hiperplasia nodular focal que foi diagnosticado aos seis anos de idade e que está sendo acompanhado até o momento presente. Para o diagnóstico foram imprescindíveis as técnicas de imagem, tendo importância de realce a cintilografia hepatoesplênica e a tomografia computadorizada. Apresentamos, também, revisão da literatura sobre o assunto.In this case report we discuss a focal nodular hyperplasia diagnosed in a female, six-year old patient, as well as her follow-up from the diagnosis to the present time. Imaging techniques, particularly hepatosplenic scintigraphy and computed tomography, are essential for the diagnosis. Also, a literature review is presented.

  20. A enfermagem nos cuidados paliativos à criança e adolescente com câncer: revisão integrativa da literatura Las enfermeras en los cuidados paliativos a los niños y adolescentes con cáncer: una revisión de la literatura Nursing in palliative care to children and adolescents with cancer: integrative literature review

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    Thailly Faria da Costa

    2010-12-01

    particularidades del cáncer infantil fundamentales para la enfermería en la asistencia paliativa. La complejidad de ese cuidado requiere solidaridad, compasión, apoyo y alivio del sufrimiento.Pediatric palliative care is a challenge for nursing because it requires emotional balance and knowledge about its specific features. This study is an integrative literature review that aims to identify nursing actions in palliative care for children and adolescents with cancer, considering peculiarities of the disease and dying process. The review was performed by searching for articles indexed in Biblioteca Virtual da Adolescência (Adolec, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL, Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde (LILACS and PubMed databases from January 2004 till May 2009. From 29 references found, six met inclusion criteria. Results show teamwork, home care, pain management, dialogue, family support and particularities of childhood cancer fundamental tools for nursing in palliative care. The complexity of care in this situation requires solidarity, compassion, support and relieving suffering.

  1. Extraskeletal osteosarcoma in the neck. A case report and review of the literature; Osteosarcoma extra-esqueletico na regiao cervical. Revisao de literatura e relato de caso clinico

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    Lima, Jose Jorge Gomes; Silva, Fabio Luis da [Santa Casa de Misericordia, Piracicaba, SP (Brazil). Centro de Tomografia Computadorizada; Manzi, Flavio Ricardo [Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil). Radiologia Odontologica; Baptista, Mauricio Zuccollotto [Santa Casa de Misericordia, Piracicaba, SP (Brazil). Inst. de Oncologia Clinica

    2002-10-01

    Extra skeletal osteosarcoma is a rare neoplasm characterized by the formation of a malignant osteoid. This condition is usually described in patients aged greater than expected for other intraosseous osteosarcomas, and the thigh is the most common site. We report a clinical case of a 19-year-old female patient and review the literature. The patient present with a mass in the right side of the neck and paraesthesia of the upper limbs. The mass corresponded to an extraskeletal osteosarcoma. We discuss the clinical findings, image findings (conventional radiographs, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging), histopathology results and differential diagnosis of this condition. (author)

  2. Literature Reviews

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    Rhoades, Ellen A.

    2011-01-01

    The primary purpose of a literature review is to assist readers in understanding the whole body of available research on a topic, informing readers on the strengths and weaknesses of studies within that body. It is defined by its guiding concept or topical focus: an account of what was previously published on a specific topic. This prevents…

  3. Trombose de seios venosos cerebrais: Estudo de 15 casos e revisão de literatura Cerebral venous thrombosis: Study of fifteen cases and review of literature

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    Paulo Pereira Christo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar uma série de 15 pacientes com trombose venosa cerebral (TVC e comparar os resultados com dados da literatura. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados, por meio de estudo retrospectivo, transversal e descritivo, as características epidemiológicas, o quadro clínico, os fatores de risco e o prognóstico de 15 pacientes com TVC admitidos no serviço de Neurologia da Santa Casa de Belo Horizonte no período de abril de 2007 a Dezembro de 2008. RESULTADOS: O diagnóstico de TVC foi confirmado por exame de ressonância nuclear magnética de encéfalo em 14 casos e por angiografia cerebral em um caso. Os principais fatores de risco identificados foram o uso do anticoncepcional oral (40% e uma história prévia ou familiar de trombose venosa profunda. Trombofilia foi encontrada em dois pacientes (13%. O seio mais acometido foi o transverso (73%, seguido pelo sagital superior, em 53%. Quatro pacientes apresentaram acidente vascular cerebral e outros 5 apresentaram-se apenas com cefaleia isolada. Doze pacientes foram tratados com heparina e anticoagulação oral sequencial. CONCLUSÃO: A terapêutica com heparina na fase aguda seguida do anticoagulante oral demonstrou-se segura e eficaz na prevenção da progressão da doença, de sua recidiva e na rápida recuperação do quadro neurológico de todos os pacientes tratados. A TVC deve ser considerada no diagnóstico de cefaleia secundária mesmo em pacientes com ausência de outros sinais ou sintomas.OBJECTIVE: To analyze a series of 15 patients with cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT who had follow-ups at the neurology service of Santa Casa de Belo Horizonte Hospital from April, 2007 to December, 2008. These results were compared with data in literature. METHODS: Cases were evaluated by retrospective study of the epidemiologic characteristics, signs and symptoms, risk factors and prognosis of 15 patients with cerebral venous thrombosis. RESULTS: Diagnoses were reached through magnetic resonance

  4. Literature review

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    Nissen, Nina Konstantin; Holm, Lotte

    2015-01-01

    Improved understanding of how normal weight and moderately overweight people manage their body weight and shape could be used to inform initiatives to prevent and treat obesity. This literature review offers a thorough appraisal of existing research into perceptions and management of own body size...... among normal weight and moderately overweight people. The studies reported in the 47 publications reviewed here address various themes based on different conceptualizations. The studies point out that normal weight and moderately overweight people are much concerned about their body size, but huge...

  5. Infantile autism and familiar stress: a systematic review of literature / Autismo infantil e estresse familiar: uma revisão sistemática da literatura

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    Maria Ângela Bravo Fávero

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to evaluate systematically the literature constituted by research reports indexed in the data bases MedLine, PsycInfo and LILACS, produced from 1991 to 2001, about the psychosocial impact in families of children with autistic disorder. The review intends to access the influence of parental stress, as the factor affecting the direct caregivers and contributing to the occurrence of alterations in the familiar dynamic. The findings of the studies were classified in agreement with the investigated theme and categorized methodological aspects. The main topics focused were parental stress in the autistic children's families, functional communication, comparative groups concerning parental stress, family interactions, strategies of coping, resilience, psychotherapy, identification and early treatment for autism.

  6. Estimative of dose area product in interventional cardiology procedures: a literature review; Estimativa do produto dose-area em procedimentos de cardiologia intervencionista: uma revisao de literatura

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    Real, Jessica V.; Santos, Romulo R.; Luz, Renata M. da [Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). Hospital Sao Lucas. Servico de Fisica Medica; Friedrich, Barbara Q.; Silva, Ana Maria Marques da, E-mail: jessica.real@pucrs.br [Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil). Faculdade de Fisica

    2014-08-15

    The aim of this work is to present a literature review of the values of dose area product (DAP) in coronary angiography (CA) and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), achieved by papers pubMaria E. D.lished in the last ten years. The results shows that the average values of DAP decreased by 22.6% and 5.78% for CA and PTCA procedures, respectively, in comparison with the studies published in the last 5 and 10 years. It was found that these values are in accordance to the recommendations published by IAEA and NCRP Although there was a reduction along the years for the average values of DAP, the data highlight the need for further studies on reference levels, as large variability are observed. (author)

  7. Social factors in innovation: A review of the literature; El Estudio de los Factores en la Innovacion. Revision de la Literatura

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    Oltra, C; Sola, R

    2009-10-12

    This report analyses the main approaches in the social sciences in the study of technological innovation processes. The literature review aims at linking different perspectives such as innovation systems, the socio technical approach, the social shaping of technologies, the studies on social life cycle assessment, the social construction of technologies approach and the studies on technology policy. These approaches have allowed understanding technology deployment not as a natural phenomenon, but as the result of the investment of resources by the different actors. Feedbacks among the different components of the innovation system, such as research, technological knowledge, potential market, design, users and the social context modify the result of innovation. The main objective is to identify and to get a deeper knowledge of the factors influencing the successful implementation of energy technologies in society. (Author) 98 refs.

  8. Condrossarcoma de epiglote: relato de caso e revisão da literatura Epiglottis chondrosarcoma: review of the literature and report of one case

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    José V. Tagliarini

    2001-09-01

    Full Text Available Condrossarcoma é o sarcoma mais freqüente da laringe. Sua incidência é maior na cartilagem cricóide do que nas outras cartilagens da laringe, sendo raro que ele se origine na epiglote. Relatamos no texto um caso de condrossarcoma originado na epiglote, no qual foi realizada laringectomia subtotal com crico-hioidopexia - e realizamos revisão da literatura.Chondrosarcoma is the most frequent sarcoma of the larynx. It is more prevalent in the cricoid and less prevalent in the other laryngeal cartilages. Chondrosarcoma is rarely located in the epiglottis. We reported a case of epiglottis chondrosarcoma that was treated with a supracricoid laryngectomy with cricohyoidopexy.

  9. Reeducação Postural Global: uma revisão da literatura Global Postural Re-education: a literature review

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    Rosana M. Teodori

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTUALIZAÇÃO: O método de Reeducação Postural Global (RPG tem sido utilizado na clínica com relatos de benefícios para a prevenção e recuperação de disfunções musculoesqueléticas. Após duas décadas de aplicação, estudos têm verificado sua eficácia no tratamento de diferentes condições clínicas e ele tem sido comparado com outros recursos fisioterapêuticos. Entretanto, são poucos os estudos voltados à comprovação dos princípios defendidos pelo autor do método, o que torna frágeis as argumentações em favor dele. OBJETIVO: Realizar, com base na literatura científica, uma análise crítica dos efeitos da intervenção fisioterapêutica utilizando o método RPG. MÉTODOS: Pesquisaram-se as bases de dados Medline, SciELO, LILACS e PeDRO, de 2000 a 2010, considerando os unitermos: RPG, alongamento global e alongamento ativo. RESULTADOS: Foram encontrados 25 estudos, sendo 13 relacionados ao método RPG e oito aos alongamentos global e ativo, além de três livros e uma tese. Após análise, 20 referências foram utilizadas. CONCLUSÕES: Parte dos estudos aponta que o método RPG é mais efetivo, enquanto outros mostram resultados similares a outros métodos de intervenção fisioterapêutica. Estudos indicam benefícios do método na melhora da força muscular respiratória, expansibilidade torácica, mobilidade toracoabdominal e da pressão respiratória máxima, além de reduzir a dor, a perda de urina em mulheres incontinentes, melhorar a flexibilidade, a atividade eletromiográfica nas disfunções temporomandibulares e a estabilidade postural em alterações ortopédicas de membros inferiores. Limitações metodológicas observadas sugerem a necessidade de maior rigor em futuras pesquisas.BACKGROUND: The Global Postural Re-education (GPR method has been widely used in clinical practice, with reported benefits for prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. In parallel with almost two decades

  10. Approach and management of thyroid nodule. A literature review = Nódulo tiroideo, enfoque y manejo. Revisión de la literatura

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Thyroid nodules are commonly found, and their incidence is increasing. The main objective during the evaluation of these nodules is to determine if they are benign or malignant. Materials and methods: We made a narrative review of the literature by searching Ovid, Medline and Lilacs from 1950 to 2010. Results: Most thyroid nodules are benign, but in 4% to 8% of cases they may be malignant, hence the importance of appropriate study and management. Nodules larger than 1 cm should undergo fine needle aspirate; however, the clinical features of the patient and the characteristics of the nodule on ultrasound assessment should always be taken into account. The following are risk factors associated with the presence of thyroid nodules: age over 45 years, female gender and smoking. The measurement of tumor markers in the initial study of patients with thyroid nodule is not recommended.Conclusion: Ultrasound and thyroid fine needle aspirate are the most important diagnostic methods in the evaluation of thyroid nodules, because they enable to make changes in therapeutic decisions thus decreasing the number of unnecessary thyroidectomies. Treatment and prognosis of thyroid nodules will depend on the patient´s risk factors and the cytological and pathological findings.

  11. Applications of lipid nanocarriers for solid tumors therapy: literature review; Aplicacoes das nanoparticulas lipidicas no tratamento de tumores solidos: revisao de literatura

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    Oliveira, Lidiane Correia de; Souza, Leonardo Gomes; Marreto, Ricardo Neves; Lima, Eliana Martins; Taveira, Stephania Fleury [Universidade Federal de Goias (UFG), Goiania, GO (Brazil). Fac. de Farmacia; Taveira, Eliseu Jose Fleury, E-mail: stephaniafleury@gmail.com [Hospital Erasto Gaertner, Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Oncologia Clinica

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    Introduction: Lipid nanocarriers are systems used to target drugs to its site of action and have attracted attention of the scientific community because they are biocompatible and biodegradable. These systems can target drugs to solid tumors, providing sustained drug release in the site of action, thus increasing the utility of the antineoplastic chemotherapy. Objective: To review the available literature on in vivo experiments with lipid nanocarriers containing cytotoxic drugs for solid tumors treatment. Method: A search study was carried out in Pubmed{sup R} database from 2007 to 2011, with subject descriptors: liposomes, lipid nanoparticles, cancer and in vivo, with the boolean operator 'and' among them, in English. Results: 1,595 papers related to the use of liposomes and 77 related to lipid nanoparticles were found. Few studies reported in vivo experiments with lipid nanoparticles (28 papers) compared to liposomes (472 papers), since liposomes were developed two decades before lipid nanoparticles. Four liposomal medicines have already been approved and are used in the clinic while only one medicine containing lipid nanoparticles is in phase I of clinical studies. Conclusion: The number of papers related to the use of nanotechnology for cancer treatment is increasing rapidly, making important to know the different kinds of nanocarriers and, especially, those which are already used in the clinic. There are only few clinical studies on lipid nanocarriers; however, these systems present an enormous potential to improve the clinical practice in oncology. (author)

  12. Autismo infantil e estresse familiar: uma revisão sistemática da literatura Infantile autism and familiar stress: a systematic review of literature

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    Maria Ângela Bravo Fávero

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo avaliar sistematicamente a produção bibliográfica constituída por relatos de pesquisa indexados nas bases de dados MedLine, PsycInfo e LILACS, produzida de 1991 a 2001, sobre o tema do impacto psicossocial em famílias de crianças portadoras do transtorno autista. Essa revisão propõe-se a verificar a influência deste impacto, na forma de estresse parental, como fator que afeta os cuidadores diretos e contribui para a ocorrência de alterações na dinâmica familiar. Os achados das pesquisas foram classificados de acordo com o tema investigado e os aspectos metodológicos categorizados. Os principais tópicos desenvolvidos pelos artigos foram o estresse parental nas famílias de crianças autistas, a comunicação funcional, os grupos comparativos acerca do estresse parental, as interações familiares, as estratégias de enfrentamento, a resiliência, o atendimento psicoterápico, a identificação e tratamento precoce para autismo.This paper aims to evaluate systematically the literature constituted by research reports indexed in the data bases MedLine, PsycInfo and LILACS, produced from 1991 to 2001, about the psychosocial impact in families of children with autistic disorder. The review intends to access the influence of parental stress, as the factor affecting the direct caregivers and contributing to the occurrence of alterations in the familiar dynamic. The findings of the studies were classified in agreement with the investigated theme and categorized methodological aspects. The main topics focused were parental stress in the autistic children's families, functional communication, comparative groups concerning parental stress, family interactions, strategies of coping, resilience, psychotherapy, identification and early treatment for autism.

  13. Técnica de mineração de dados: uma revisão da literatura Técnica de mineración de datos: una revisión de la literatura Data mining: a literature review

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    Noemi Dreyer Galvão

    2009-10-01

    la extracción del conocimiento útil, interesante e indispensable para la toma de decisiones rápidas en las más diversas áreas del conocimiento.The purpose of this study was to conduct a literature review on data mining (DM technique in the LILACS and SciELO databases and specialized books. A broad data literature search using the words data mining (in English and/or "mineração de dados" (in Portuguese and limited to publications between 1999 and 2008, was conducted. The exclusion criteria were the keywords mining industry, mines, mineralogy, and publications that did not describe the methods and the tasks related to data mining. Of 123 publications retrieved, 38 were selected to review. Findings suggest that the existent amount of stored data is titanic and it continue to increase considerably. Thus, the process of knowledge discovery in databases and DM have developed tasks and methods for the retrieval of useful knowledge that may be of interest and necessary for just-in-time decision making in different areas of knowledge.

  14. Meios de conservação do dente avulsionado: revisão da literatura = Storage media for avulsed teeth: review of literature

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    Borba, Maristela Gutiérrez de

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    Full Text Available A avulsão é um traumatismo dentário de graves consequências para o dente permanente pelo dano que pode ocorrer à estrutura periodontal. O reimplante imediato deve ser o tratamento de eleição, porém muitas vezes não é possível, e o sucesso do futuro reimplante dependerá do tempo em que o dente permanece fora do alvéolo e o meio no qual ele é mantido. O objetivo deste trabalho é fazer uma revisão da literatura sobre os meios de conservação devido a sua importância no prognóstico do reimplante. Embora muitos meios venham sendo testados, até o momento nenhum deles preenche todos os requisitos biológicos e ainda esteja disponível no local do acidente. A saliva e a água, embora sejam de fácil acesso, têm demonstrado causar efeitos deletérios nas células do ligamento periodontal. Apesar dos seus efeitos biológicos positivos, os meios de cultura raramente estão ascessíveis no local do acidente, o que torna seu uso impraticável. A própolis e o extrato de chá verde parecem ser promissores e novos estudos ainda precisam ser realizados. O leite, em especial o longa vida desnatado, parece ser uma boa opção, pois apresenta bons resultados com relação à viabilidade celular e costuma estar disponível

  15. Terapia Expulsiva Medicamentosa na Litíase Ureteral: Revisão de Literatura/ Medicamental Expulsive Therapy in Ureteral Lithiasis: Literature Review

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    Kenji Maeda Missima

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available A terapia expulsiva medicamentosa na litíase ureteral tem ganhado importante espaço na prática clínica, visto que é um método não invasivo e de grande eficácia. Como se trata de uma afecção comum, de alta incidência e custo, a terapia expulsiva possibilita um manejo clínico menos dispendioso e invasivo, quando comparada a procedimentos intervencionistas. Há consenso na literatura que a terapia expulsiva medicamentosa é efetiva e deve ser utilizada em cálculos com cerca de 5 milímetros de diâmetro, visto que as drogas utilizadas aumentam a taxa e diminuem o tempo de expulsão, além de diminuir a dor e o número de internações. O tamanho e localização do cálculo são de extrema relevância para que se possa considerar o manejo conservador. As drogas que obtém as melhores taxas expulsivas são os bloqueadores dos receptores alfa-adrenérgicos e os bloqueadores dos canais de cálcio. Analgésicos também são utilizados para o alívio da dor e o uso de corticoides ainda é questionado. Medicamental expulsive therapy for ureteral stones has gained important place in clinical practice, because it is a noninvasive and highly effective method. As it is a common disorder with high incidence and cost, expulsive therapy provides a less costly and invasive clinical management when compared to interventional procedures. There is a consensus that the medicamental expulsive therapy is effective and should be used in calculations with about 5 millimeters in diameter, since the drugs used increase rate and decrease the time of expulsion, in addition to reducing the pain and the number of hospitalizations. The size and location of the calculi are very important for it to be considered conservative management. The drugs that get the best expulsive rates are alpha - adrenergic receptor blockers and calcium channel blockers. Analgesics are also used for pain relief and the use of corticosteroids is still questioned.

  16. Métodos de avaliação da implantação da manufatura enxuta: uma revisão da literatura e classificação Assessment methods of lean manufacturing: literature review and classification

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    Full Text Available Apesar da ampla literatura existente sobre Manufatura Enxuta (ME, pouco esforço tem sido dedicado a sintetizar o estado da arte sobre métodos que avaliam sua implantação. Nesse sentido, este artigo tem como objetivo apresentar uma revisão da literatura sobre métodos científicos de avaliação da implantação da ME, buscando identificar suas principais características. Foram identificados 48 artigos relacionados ao tema, no período de 1996 a agosto de 2012. Depois da revisão, as publicações foram classificadas, utilizando os seguintes parâmetros de caracterização: tipo de abordagem metodológica; foco de avaliação; forma de apresentação do diagnóstico; dinâmica de aplicação do diagnóstico de avaliação; práticas clássicas da ME avaliadas; entre outros parâmetros complementares. A principal contribuição desta pesquisa concentra-se em condensar em um único material, uma visão geral sobre os métodos de avaliação da ME para que pesquisadores e profissionais da área selecionem o método que melhor se adapte à realidade de determinada empresa, ou o que ofereça a melhor perspectiva de como se apresenta a implantação da ME.Despite the extensive literature on Lean Manufacturing (LM, little effort has been made to synthetize the state-of-the-art methods used to assess LM implementation. Accordingly, this article aims to present a literature review on scientific assessment methods for LM to identify their main characteristics. Forty eight articles related to the topic published between 1996 and August 2012 were identified. These publications were then classified using the following characterization parameters: methodological approach, assessment focus, diagnostic process procedure; diagnostic assessment dynamics; and classic LM practices assessed among other complementary parameters. The main contribution of this research is to provide researchers and management professionals with a compiled account of LM assessment

  17. Suicide in childhood: a literatura review.

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    Sousa, Girliani Silva de; Santos, Marília Suzi Pereira Dos; Silva, Amanda Tabosa Pereira da; Perrelli, Jaqueline Galdino Albuquerque; Sougey, Everton Botelho

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    This is an integrated review of specific literature on the main factors associated to suicidal behavior in children under 14 years. Data were retrieved from PubMed and PsycInfo databases for the 1980-2016 period, with the following descriptors: "risk of suicide"; "children"; "suicide"; "childhood". Twenty-nine papers complied with the eligibility criteria of the review and were thus selected and analyzed. Results pointed to an association of suicide with neurobiological, school-related, social and mental factors, among which the role of impulsivity stands out. In addition, results found show that most of suicidal behavior-vulnerable factors are preventable insofar as they are identified and the child receives psychological and medical treatment. We conclude that family conflicts, school-related problems, bullying, impulsivity and depression are associated with childhood suicide. In addition, the scarce national research on suicide can contribute to the invisibility of this theme when establishing health promotion and treatment programs.

  18. Acoso psicológico en el trabajo: revisión de la literatura y nuevas líneas de investigación Workplace bullying: literature review and new research avenues

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    Alfredo Rodríguez-Muñoz

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    Full Text Available Durante los últimos años, se han llevado a cabo un gran número de investigación en el área del acoso psicológico en el trabajo. El presente trabajo pretende realizar una revisión exhaustiva de la literatura sobre acoso laboral. La primera parte del artículo se centra en las diferentes definiciones de acoso y sus tasas de prevalencia. La segunda parte describe los hallazgos empíricos sobre los antecedentes y las consecuencias asociadas al acoso. Por último, se propone una agenda de investigación futura, destacando las lagunas en la investigación del área.A great deal of research has been conducted over last years in the field of workplace bullying. The present paper attempts to provide a comprehensive literature review of bullying at work. The first part of the paper is focused on different bullying definitions and its prevalence rates. The second part describes research findings on antecedents and outcomes associated with bullying. Finally, we propose an agenda for future research, highlighting the gaps in investigation in this area.

  19. Tontura associada a distúrbio do pânico e agorafobia: relato de caso e revisão da literatura Dizziness associated with panic disorder and agoraphobia: case report and literature review

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    João Daniel Caliman e Gurgel

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    Full Text Available Tontura é uma das queixas mais freqüentes no consultório médico tanto primário quanto especializado. Muitos dos pacientes que se apresentam com tontura sem causa orgânica aparente, portanto considerados como portadores de tontura idiopática, podem ter um distúrbio psiquiátrico. Além disso, mesmo a tontura de causa orgânica pode desencadear ou exacerbar alterações psiquiátricas "latentes". Um dos distúrbios mais comumente associados à tontura é o Distúrbio do Pânico, com ou sem Agorafobia. O objetivo deste estudo é relatar o caso de uma paciente com essa associação e realizar uma revisão da literatura relacionada ao assunto.Dizziness is one of the most frequent complaints in both primary and specialized medical care facilities. Many dizzy patients, without a known organic cause, considered as having idiopathic dizziness, may have a psychiatric disorder. Besides, even organic dizziness may cause or exacerbate latent psychiatric alterations. One of the most common disorders associated with dizziness is Panic Disorder with or without Agoraphobia. The aim of this paper is to report a patient’s case and make a literature review on the subject.

  20. Ectrópio congênito: relato de três casos e revisão de literatura Congenital ectropion: three case reports and literature review

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    Filipe José Pereira

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    Full Text Available Relato de três casos de ectrópio congênito devido a sua raridade e confusa classificação. Caso 1: JPT, 2 dias, masculino, negro. Apresentava eversão de pálpebra superior esquerda com quemose, passível de redução mecânica. Resolução após 48 horas de oclusão compressiva. Caso 2: AJL, 6 anos, feminino, branco, com síndrome de Down. Apresentava hiperemia, lagoftalmo e leucoma inferior em olho esquerdo, sendo realizada cirurgia de encurtamento horizontal ("tarsal strip" superior e inferior complementada com enxerto de pele, sendo perdido o acompanhamento dois meses após a cirurgia. Caso 3: GSD, 4 anos, masculino, branco, com síndrome de Down. Apresentava mesmo quadro e tratado com mesma cirurgia bilateral. O primeiro caso, conforme classificação de Picó, é grau II que ocorre devido a eversão das pálpebras durante passagem pelo canal do nascimento, mais freqüentemente encontrados em negros, e tratado quase exclusivamente clinicamente. E os segundo e terceiro casos representam grau III, decorrente da alteração da pele palpebral, cuja associação à síndrome de Down é bem estabelecida, tratado exclusivamente com cirurgias como as realizadas aqui. Discordamos da classificação de Picó, a única existente na literatura, pois o grupo I (ausência de tarso não possui nenhum artigo científico comprovando sua existência, o grupo II deveria ser denominado como eversão palpebral congênita, o grupo IV (microftalmia e cisto orbitário trata de doença primariamente orbitária. O grupo III refere-se ao ectrópio verdadeiro, diagnosticado pelo alongamento horizontal das pálpebras superiores e inferiores (megalobléfaro.To report 3 cases of congenital ectropion because of their rarity and confusing classification. Case 1: JPT, 2 days old, male, negro. Left upper eyelid eversion with chemosis was present, passive to mechanic reduction. Compressive occlusion was done with ectropion regression in 48 hours. Case 2: AJL, 6 years old

  1. Prevention and treatment of radiotherapy-induced oral mucositis: a literature review; Prevencao e tratamento da mucosite oral induzida por radioterapia: revisao de literatura

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    Albuquerque, Ieda Lessa de Souza [Instituto Nacional de Cancer (INCa), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Hospital do Cancer I. Servico de Enfermagem]. E-mail: iedalessa@yahoo.com.br; Camargo, Teresa Caldas [Instituto Nacional de Cancer (INCa), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Hospital do Cancer III. Servico de Enfermagem]. E-mail: tcamargo@inca.gov.br

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    The prevention and treatment of radiotherapy-induced oral mucositis have still not been fully defined. The current study thus involved a literature search aimed at identifying preventive and therapeutic measures in relation to oral mucositis in patients submitted to radiotherapy, analyzing the level of evidence in the selected studies, identifying which indications for prevention and treatment in the literature pertain to the field of nursing, and critically analyzing the results and their implications for nursing care. This was a systematic literature survey without a meta analysis, consulting the following databases: BIREME, Medline, CancerLit, Scirus, CAPES, Free medical journal, High wire press, SCIELO, and Medscape, from 2000 to 2005. According to observations, nursing care was capable of improving patient's quality of life, promoting education of patients, implementing and supervising oral care programs, and providing guidance on hygiene, prevention, and treatment of oral mucositis, including pain management. However, no Brazilian nursing publications were found on the subject. Research and publications focusing on nursing experience in the prevention and treatment of radiotherapy-related oral mucositis and the implications for patients and nurses are important to provide evidence-based nursing guidelines. (author)

  2. Monitoração da adesão à higienização das mãos: uma revisão de literatura Monitorización de la adhesión a la higiene de las manos: una revisión de literatura Monitoring adherence to hand hygiene: a literature review

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    Adriana Cristina de Oliveira

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    de salud, con la intención de favorecer la elección del método más adecuado a cada institución y realidad.Surveys conducted show a lack of standardized methods for assessing the adherence of health professionals to the practice of hand hygiene. Therefore, this review aimed to identify the different methods used to assess adherence to this practice found within the literature, referenced by the following query databases - Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences, Medical Analysis Retrieval System Online Scientific Electronic Library Online. A total of 210 studies were identified, among which 34 were selected articles published between the years 2001 to 2010. The study presents the different methods used to conduct the evaluation of adherence to hand hygiene procedures and highlights their strengths and weaknesses, in order to subsidize the critical analysis on the part of health professionals, to facilitate the choice of the most appropriate method for each institution and reality.

  3. Infecções do trato respiratório superior e treinos de alta intensidade: uma revisão integrativa da literatura / Upper respiratory tract infections and high intensity training: an integrative literature review

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    Drucila Coelho Boaes

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho trata-se de uma revisão de literatura integrativa com o objetivo de discutir os principais achados na literatura envolvendo o comportamento do sistema imunológico frente ao estímulo de treino intenso. Foram utilizados os seguintes termos de busca: “infecção”, “inflamação”, “exercício”, “infecção do trato respiratório superior”. Foram revisados 70 estudos para a seleção inicial, dos quais selecionaram-se 19 publicações que atenderam aos critérios de inclusão. O treino intenso induz alterações transitórias no sistema imunológico, gerando reorganização das respostas fisiológicas entre seus componentes, tais como: citocinas, células natural killer, receptores como toll like, monócitos e linfócitos T e B. O treinamento intenso causa elevação de glicocorticóides e catecolaminas, bem como temporário e inapropriado desenvolvimento da resposta de imunidade adaptativa, especificamente relacionada a uma resposta das células T tipo 1 e 2, aumentando o risco de infecções do trato respiratório superior. This review aimed to present a discussion on recent scientific findings that correlated extenuating training and immunological response in human samples. Seventy stud-ies were initially chosen according to the following search terms: "infection", "in-flammation", "exercise" and "upper respir-atory tract infection". Eventually, nineteen investigations met the inclusion criteria and therefore were chosen to compose this article. The literature has shown that intense training is associated with transi-ent changes in the immune system, induc-ing reorganization of physiological re-sponses involving cytokines, natural killer cells, toll-like receptors, monocytes and T and B cells. Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that training at extenuating rates is associated to elevated plasmatic levels of glucocorticoids and catechola-mines. It has also been reported a tempo-rary and inappropriate development

  4. Algo sobre arte y literatura Something about Art and Literature

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo (i tiene como propósito divulgar el producto terminado del primero de los tomos o secciones derivados del Proyecto “Cultura para la Enseñanza del Inglés como Lengua Extranjera”. Dicha Sección consta de dos capítulos; el primero, un Panorama General del Arte y la Literatura Universal, Latinoamericano y Cubano. El segundo, orientaciones metodológicas, ejercicios y tipos de proyectos de utilización de factores y personalidades artísticos y literarios en el proceso formativo idiomático de los estudiantes. Para llevar a cabo este trabajo se han utilizado el análisis de texto, estudio de bibliografía clásica y actual, búsqueda de datos en Internet y Enciclopedias. En el trabajo metodológico se ha tenido en cuenta el enfoque Comunicativo para orientaciones, ejercicios y proyectos. Se concluye que este material está listo para su publicación y que es herramienta importante en manos del profesor de Lengua Extranjera. Se impartió curso de postgrado sobre los contenidos de esta secciónThis work has a purpose to spread the finished product of the first of the volume or sections derived of the Project “Culture for Teaching of English as Foreign Language”. This Section consist of two chapters; the first one is a General Panorama of the Art and the Universal, Latin American and Cuban literature; and the second one are methodological orientations, exercises and types of projects of use of factors and artistic and literary personalities in the process of the language formation. To carry out this work the text analysis they have been used, study of classic and current bibliography, search of data in Internet and Encyclopaedias. In the methodological work it has been kept in mind the Talkative focus for orientations, exercises and projects. The authors conclude that this material is clever for its publication and that it is important tool in the professor's of Foreign Language hands. Post grade course was imparted about the

  5. Modos de enfrentamento dos estressores de pessoas em tratamento hemodiálitico: revisão integrativa da literatura Modos de enfrentamento de los estresores de personas en tratamiento hemodialítico: revisión integrativa de la literatura Ways for people on hemodialysis to deal with stressors: a literature review

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    Daniela Comelis Bertolin

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    Full Text Available Foi realizada uma revisão integrativa da literatura com o objetivo de sintetizar a contribuição das pesquisas realizadas sobre os modos de enfrentamento das pessoas em tratamento hemodialítico. Através do levantamento bibliográfico foram identificados 12 artigos que compuseram a amostra do estudo. Os resultados apontam que os modos de enfrentamento focados no problema são mais utilizados e que a depressão se correlacionou positivamente com os modos de enfrentamento focados na emoção para pessoas em tratamento hemodialítico. A identificação dos modos de enfrentamento é informação valiosa para planejar o tratamento individualizado que proporcione controle dos estressores inerentes a doença e ao tratamento hemodialítico, subsidiando melhor adaptação do paciente ao regime terapêutico.Fue realizada una revisión integrativa de la literatura con el objetivo de sintetizar la contribución de las investigaciones llevadas a cabo en relación a los modos de enfrentamiento de las personas en tratamiento hemodialítico. El levantamiento bibliográfico permitió la identificación de 12 artículos que conformaron la muestra del estudio. Los resultados señalaron que los modos de enfrentamiento centrados en el problema son más utilizados y que la depresión se correlacionó positivamente con los modos de enfrentamiento enfocados en la emoción para personas en tratamiento hemodialítico. La identificación de los modos de enfrentamiento constituye información valiosa para planificar el tratamiento individualizado que proporcione control de los estresores inherentes a la enfermedad y al tratamiento hemodialítico, favoreciendo una mejor adaptación del paciente al régimen terapéutico.An integrative literature review was performed with the purpose to synthesize the contribution brought by research on the ways that people on hemodialysis deal with the treatment. Through a bibliographic review, 12 articles were identified, which composed

  6. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy in cancer treatment during pregnancy: a literature review; Radioterapia e quimioterapia no tratamento do cancer durante a gestacao - revisao de literatura

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    Schuenemann Junior, Eduardo; Urban, Cicero de Andrade; Lima, Rubens Silveira de [Hospital Nossa Senhora das Gracas, Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Servico de Oncologia; Rabinovich, Iris; Spautz, Cleverton C. [Hospital Nossa Senhora das Gracas, Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Servico de Ginecologia e Obstetricia

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    The coexistence of pregnancy and cancer is a challenging situation for the physician. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are often necessary, depending on the type and stage of cancer at diagnosis. When applying such treatment, several key points concerning the health of the fetus must be carefully monitored. Meanwhile, if the appropriate treatment is delayed until postpartum, the mother's life may be at risk. Historically, the mother's health was placed above that of the fetus. This concept has changed, and harmonization of maternal and fetal health is now considered ideal. Numerous reports have shown the safe use of chemotherapy especially during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. In 2004 our department treated seven cases of simultaneous cancer and pregnancy, leading us to review the use of chemotherapy and radiotherapy during pregnancy and the repercussions on neonatal outcome. (author)

  7. A postura corporal e as funções estomatognáticas em crianças respiradoras orais: uma revisão de literatura Body posture and the stomatognathic functions in mouth breathing children: a literature review

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    Patricia Girarde Machado

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    Full Text Available A postura corporal das crianças é objeto de crescente estudo na fisioterapia, assim como as crianças respiradoras orais o são na fonoaudiologia. Este estudo tem por objetivo verificar, na literatura científica, as funções estomatognáticas, a postura corporal e suas relações, em crianças respiradoras orais. Trata-se de uma revisão da literatura sobre a postura corporal, e o sistema estomatognático e suas relações em respiradores orais obstrutivos e funcionais. Buscou-se nas bases de dados eletrônicos MEDLINE, SCIELO e LILACS, e Googlecientífico, artigos que relacionassem esses temas nos últimos 10 anos. Os artigos selecionados foram organizados de acordo com os autores, o título, a origem, a faixa etária e o ano de publicação. Após a seleção dos textos, foram identificados apenas quatro trabalhos que relacionam postura, sistema estomatognático e respiração oral; dois que relacionam sistema estomatognático e postura; e a maioria, treze que estudam sistema estomatognático e respiração oral; dentre outros. Notou-se que há uma escassez de informações sobre a relação da postura corporal com o sistema estomatognático em respiradores orais. A escassez é ainda maior quando se compara o grupo de respiradores orais obstrutivos e respiradores orais funcionais relacionando a postura corporal com o sistema estomatognático.Children's body posture has been studied more and more by physical therapy, as well as mouth breather children have been studied by speech-language-hearing therapy. This study tries to check, through scientific literature, the relationship between stomatognathic functions and body posture in mouth breather children. This is a review of literature on body posture and the stomatognathic system in obstructive and functional mouth breathers. We searched, in electronic data basis such as MEDLINE, SCIELO and LILACS, and Google Scientific, articles related to these topics, published in the last 10. The

  8. Efetividade de intervenções fisioterapêuticas para o vaginismo: uma revisão da literatura Effectiveness of physical therapy for vaginismus: a literature review

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    Mariana Chaves Aveiro

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available O vaginismo é uma persistente contração involuntária da musculatura da vagina que interfere na penetração, impedindo a relação sexual e podendo comprometer as relações interpessoais e conjugais, para o qual algumas estratégias de fisioterapia têm sido propostas. O objetivo desta revisão foi avaliar a efetividade de tratamentos fisioterapêuticos propostos para o vaginismo. Foram levantados estudos em que o diagnóstico clínico da amostra fosse vaginismo, nas bases de dados Pubmed e Scielo, entre 1998 e 2009. Foram excluídos artigos de revisão, estudos transversais, ou em que as participantes referiam sinais e sintomas de vaginismo decorrentes de outras doenças, ou ainda com intervenções não realizadas por fisioterapeutas. Foram identificados apenas três estudos que se adequaram a esses critérios, em que foram utilizadas as terapias: sexual cognitiva comportamental associada à estimulação elétrica funcional com biofeedback; de dessensibilização por dilatadores de silicone; e a proposta por Masters & Johnson. Os estudos foram avaliados como de baixa qualidade metodológica e não forneciam evidências consistentes para a intervenção fisioterapêutica no vaginismo. Não foi possível efetuar uma metanálise, mas uma revisão crítica, devido à escassez de trabalhos. Portanto, não foram encontradas evidências consistentes de intervenção clínica satisfatória para o vaginismo. Requerem-se estudos clínicos randomizados, de alta qualidade, para comprovar a efetividade dos tratamentos propostos.Vaginismus is an involuntary contraction of the vaginal muscles which makes sexual intercourse difficult or impossible - hence interfering in personal and marital relationships - for which physical therapy strategies have been proposed. The aim of this review was to assess the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions for vaginismus. Clinical trials in which participants were diagnosed with vaginismus were searched for

  9. ¿Debe el Estado financiar las artes y la cultura? Revisión de literatura Should the government support arts and culture? A literature review

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    Luis Antonio Palma Martos

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    Full Text Available En el artículo se revisa una amplia bibliografía acerca del conjunto de argumentos para justificar el apoyo con fondos públicos a las artes y la cultura. Desde la presencia de condiciones particulares en la oferta ("enfermedad de los costes", o en la demanda (bienes públicos, la existencia de preferencias comunitarias (bien de mérito, hasta la aportación a la actividad económica y al empleo (Estudios de Impacto Económico de la Cultura. Se señalan las limitaciones que presenta cada argumento y aquellos que pueden resultar convincentes desde la teoría económica.This article will review an extensive bibliography concerning the complete set of arguments justifying the use of public funds to support Arts and Culture. Particular conditions regarding the supply ("the cost disease" and the demand (public goods, the existence of community preferences (merit good, and the contribution to economic activity and employment (Studies of the Economic Impact of Culture are all taken into consideration. The limitations of each argument are pointed out, as well as those that gain strength based on economic theory.

  10. Occupational stress of nurses in emergency care: an integrative review of the literature Estrés laboral de los enfermeros de urgencia y emergencia: revisión integradora de literatura Estresse ocupacional dos enfermeiros de urgência e emergência: Revisão Integrativa da Literatura

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Toanalyze the scientific literature related to the way in which occupational stress is present in the life of a nurse who works in an emergency care setting. METHODS: Weperformed an integrative review of the literature using the Bdenf, Lilacs, Medline, and Pubmed databases, and the Scielo repository.The inclusion criteria for sample selection were: articles published in Portuguese and English which reflected the theme of the study, published and indexed in these databases within the last 10 years. RESULTS: We selected eight articles.The results indicated that the occupational stress of nurses in emergency care is related to the scarcity of human resources and number of hours worked, the physical plant and inadequate material resources, as well as night shifts, the work-home interface, interpersonal relationships, competitive work climate, and the gap between theory and practice. CONCLUSION: The meaning of work for professionals contributes to their protection against suffering and occupational stress.OBJETIVO: Analizar la literatura científica relacionada de cómo el estrés laboral está presente en la vida del enfermero que trabaja en el ámbito de la urgencia y emergencia. MÉTODOS: Se llevó a cabo una revisión integrativa de la literatura en las bases de datos Bdenf, Lilacs, Medline, PubMed y repositorio Scielo. Los criterios de inclusión para la selección de la muestra fueron: artículos publicados en portugués e inglés que retraten la temática en estudio, publicados e indexados en las referidas bases en los últimos 10 años. RESULTADOS: Fueron seleccionados ocho artículos. Los resultados señalaron que el estrés ocupacional de los enfermeros de urgencia y emergencia está relacionado a la escasez de recursos humanos y a la carga horaria de trabajo, instalaciones físicas y recursos materiales inadecuados, además de guardias nocturnas, interface trabajo-hogar, relaciones interpersonales, trabajo en clima de

  11. Papilomatosis in dogs: literature review and study of twelve cases/ Papilomatose oral em cães: revisão da literatura e estudo de doze casos

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    Jane Megid

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Canine papillomatosis is an infectious viral disease characterized by oral, cutaneous or ocular papillomas, usually benign. The treatment is indicated in animals, with multiple tumors that produce pharyngeal obstruction, and problems of eating or for aesthetic reasons. Different treatment protocols have been proposed, including surgical excision, cryosurgery, electro surgery, autogenous or recombinant vaccines, imunomodulators drugs, systemic and intralesional chemotherapy. In this study were reviewed the more important aspects of canine oral papillomatosis. In the 12 studied animals, the papillomas were observed predominantly in mouth, gum and palate regions, in puppies until 12 months, presenting combined infection with ehrlichiosis. The treatment using Propionibacterium acnes and/or autogenous vaccine showed efficacy in eight dogs (66.7%.Papilomatose canina é uma enfermidade infecto-contagiosa viral caracterizada pela formação de papilomas orais, cutâneos ou oculares, geralmente benignos. O tratamento é indicado quando ocorre persistência dos tumores, lesões múltiplas causando obstrução faringeana, disfagia ou por razões estéticas. Diferentes protocolos de tratamento são descritos incluindo excisão cirúrgica, criocirurgia, eletrocirurgia, vacinas autógenas ou recombinantes, drogas imunomoduladoras, quimioterapia sistêmica ou intralesional. Foram revisados os principais aspectos clínico-epidemiológicos da papilomatose oral canina. Nos 12 animais estudados foram observados papilomas predominantemente em região de língua, gengiva e palato, com até 12 meses de idade e infecção combinada com erliquiose. O tratamento com Propionibacterium acnes e/ou vacina autócne surtiu efeito em oito animais (66,7%.

  12. Desigualdad socioeconómica y salud mental: revisión de la literatura latinoamericana Socioeconomic inequality and mental health: a Latin American literature review

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    Luis Ortiz-Hernández

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue analizar la producción científica realizada en América Latina que indaga el impacto de la condición socioeconómica sobre los trastornos mentales y el uso o dependencia a sustancias. Se revisaron bases de datos internacionales y regionales. En la mayoría de los estudios se ha observado que en adultos y adolescentes pertenecer a estratos socioeconómicos bajos se asocia con mayor riesgo de trastornos mentales. El consumo de alcohol es mayor entre las personas con mejores condiciones socioeconómicas; en el caso del abuso y la dependencia al alcohol se observa una tendencia opuesta, aunque la evidencia para los últimos es menos contundente. En adolescentes el tabaquismo es más frecuente entre los que provienen de hogares con mejores condiciones socioeconómicas; sin embargo, entre los adultos la mayor probabilidad se encuentra entre los de peor situación económica. En adultos el consumo de drogas ilegales es más frecuente entre las personas de nivel socioeconómico inferior. Las drogas médicas tienden a ser más consumidas por adultos y adolescentes con mejor situación socioeconómica. El uso de solventes es más frecuente entre adolescentes de estratos bajos.This study provides a review of the scientific output in Latin America concerning the impact of socioeconomic status (SES on mental disorders and drug use or addiction. International and regional databases were analyzed. According to the majority of the studies, adults and adolescents with low SES showed increased risk of mental disorders, and alcohol consumption was higher among individuals with high SES, while low SES was associated with alcohol abuse and addiction, although the evidence was less conclusive. Smoking was more frequent among young people with high SES, but in adults it was more common with low SES. Illicit drug use was more frequent among adults (but not adolescents with low SES. Prescription drugs tended to be consumed by adults and adolescents

  13. Neuropsicologia dos transtornos alimentares: revisão sistemática da literatura Neuropsychology of eating disorders: a systematic review of the literature

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    Monica Duchesne

    2004-06-01

    déficits antecederiam o desenvolvimento dos transtornos alimentares, podendo, assim, contribuir para seu desenvolvimento ou para um pior prognóstico. O melhor delineamento do perfil cognitivo dos pacientes com transtorno alimentar torna-se importante para orientar abordagens terapêuticas mais seletivas.BACKGROUND: The pathophysiology of eating disorders is still unknown, with many factors possibly involved. The existence of a central nervous system (CNS dysfunction is being investigated with particular interest. One of the most employed strategies to reach this goal is the evaluation of cognitive functioning of patients with eating disorders with neuropsychological tests. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the current knowledge about the neuropsychology of ED. METHODS: We performed a review of several data bases (including MedLINE, PsychoINFO, LILACS and Cochrane Data Bank, using terms related to main theme of interest. The review comprised articles published up to January, 2004. RESULTS: Anorexia Nervosa (AN was t­ ­ he most studied ED from the neuropsychological point-of-view, with studies tending to elicit attentive, visuo-spatial, and visuo-constructive deficits among such patients. On the other side, patients with Bulimia Nervosa (BN exhibited déficits in the selective aspects of attention and in executive functions. As yet, there is no study covering the neuropsychological aspects of binge-eating disorder. After successful treatment, individuals show improvement of some cognitive deficits, while other seem to persist. CONCLUSIONS: The ED are possibly associated with a certain degree of neuropsychological dysfunction, even though there is no consesus with regard to which function is particularly impaired. The fact that some cognitive dysfunction tend to disappear after treatment argues in favor of the hypothesis that these are functional deficits. Other deficits, however, tend to persist, suggesting that they may precede the development of eating disorders or even

  14. Grupo terapêutico em fonoaudiologia: revisão de literatura Therapeutic Group in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences: literature review

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    Vanessa Veis Ribeiro

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available TEMA: grupo terapêutico fonoaudiológico. OBJETIVO: revisar, de maneira sistemática, pesquisas advindas de todas as áreas da Fonoaudiologia que envolveram abordagens grupais, na realidade brasileira. Foi realizada busca nos bancos de dados das bases SciELO e LILACS no período de 2005 a 2010. Foram selecionados os estudos cujos conteúdos dos resumos relacionavam-se com o objetivo da presente pesquisa. Como forma de categorização dos dados, optou-se pela análise dos seguintes aspectos: público-alvo, ano de publicação e área da Fonoaudiologia envolvida. CONCLUSÃO: observa-se um número restrito de publicações referentes ao tema (28 artigos. A maior parte dos trabalhos foi realizada com público adulto, seguido de grupos de crianças, adolescentes e idosos, respectivamente. Foi baixo o índice de artigos envolvendo grupos de familiares. Dentre as áreas da Fonoaudiologia, a de Linguagem tem o maior número de publicações envolvendo grupos, seguida pelas áreas de Voz e Audiologia. Em relação ao ano de publicação, observou-se que, de maneira geral, tem havido decréscimo do número de publicações sobre o assunto desde o ano de 2007. Concluiu-se que é restrito o número de publicações sobre grupo terapêutico na área de Fonoaudiologia. Considera-se que além de novos estudos sobre a prática grupal, outros trabalhos de revisão devam assumir a análise de categorias como aspectos metodológicos, estratégias de atuação e resultados obtidos nos processos terapêuticos grupais.BACKGROUND: therapeutic Group in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences. PURPOSE: to review, systematically, researches stemming from all areas of speech therapy that involved group approaches, in Brazil. We conducted a search in LILACS and SciELO databases in the period from 2005 to 2010. We selected studies where the contents of the abstracts were related to the objective of this research. As a way of categorizing such data, we chose to analyze the

  15. A utilização do mapeamento cruzado na pesquisa de enfermagem: uma revisão da literatura El uso del mapeo cruzado en las investigaciones de enfermería: una revisión de la literatura The use of cross-mapping in nursing researches: a literature review

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    Fernanda de Oliveira Lima Nonino

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um estudo de revisão de literatura cujo objetivo foi identificar e analisar a utilização do mapeamento cruzado nas pesquisas em enfermagem. Identificou-se que as pesquisas que utilizaram o mapeamento cruzado na enfermagem possuem relação com a criação dos sistemas de classificação e com a perspectiva do uso da informática nos serviços de saúde. Em relação aos países que realizaram pesquisas utilizando o mapeamento cruzado aparecem os Estados Unidos com 11 estudos, seguido do Brasil com 6 estudos, Holanda com 3 estudos e outros países da Europa e Ásia com 1 estudo cada. O mapeamento cruzado é uma ferramenta útil em estudos sobre linguagens padronizadas em enfermagem e pode favorecer o uso dos sistemas de classificação nos diferentes contextos.Este estudio de revisión de la literatura tiene como objetivo identificar y analizar el mapeo cruzado en investigaciones en enfermería. Se identificó que las investigaciones con mapeo cruzado en enfermería poseen relación con la creación de los sistemas de clasificación y también con la perspectiva del uso de la informática en los servicios de salud. Los países que realizaron investigaciones utilizando el mapeo cruzado son Estados Unidos con 11 investigaciones, Brasil con 6 investigaciones, Holanda con 3 investigaciones y otros países de Europa y Asia con 1 investigación cada uno. El mapeo cruzado es una herramienta usada en estudios sobre los lenguajes estandarizados en enfermería y pueden favorecer el uso de los sistemas de clasificación en los distintos contextos.This literature review aims to identify and to analyze the use of cross mapping in nursing researches. It was identified that researches that used cross mapping in nursing are related to the creation of classification systems and also with the prospect of the use of computers in health services. The United States performed 11 studies using the cross mapping followed by Brazil with 6 studies

  16. Distúrbios osteomusculares relacionados ao trabalho em profissionais de enfermagem: revisão integrativa da literatura Disturbios osteomusculares relacionados al trabajo en profesionales de enfermería: revisión integrativa de la literatura Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in nursing professionals: an integrative literature review

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    Cheila Maíra Lelis

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar as evidências sobre o adoecimento de trabalhadores de enfermagem pelos Distúrbios Osteomusculares Relacionados ao Trabalho (DORT. MÉTODOS: Revisão integrativa da literatura utilizando as bases: Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde (BVS, BVS Enfermagem, Scopus e Banco de Teses da Universidade de São Paulo (USP obtendo-se 17 estudos. RESULTADOS: Evidenciou-se que os DORT acometem os profissionais de enfermagem e relacionam-se às condições inadequadas dos ambientes de trabalho, à organização e estrutura do trabalho. CONCLUSÃO: É necessário investir em programas preventivos, capacitações, educação em saúde, estratégias de intervenção e organização dos serviços existentes.OBJETIVO: Evaluar las evidencias sobre el padecimiento de trabajadores de enfermería por los Disturbios Osteomusculares Relacionados al Trabajo (DORT. MÉTODOS: Revisión integrativa de la literatura utilizando las bases: Biblioteca Virtual en Salud (BVS, BVS Enfermagem, Scopus y Banco de Tesis de la Universidad de Sao Paulo (USP obteniéndose 17 estudios. RESULTADOS: Se evidenció que los DORT atacan a los profesionales de enfermería y se relacionan a las condiciones inadecuadas de los ambientes de trabajo, a la organización y estructura del trabajo. CONCLUSIÓN: es necesario invertir en programas preventivos, capacitaciones, educación en salud, estrategias de intervencion y organización de los servicios existentes.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate evidence of the susceptibility of the nursing staff for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMD. METHODS: An integrative review of the literature using the databases: Virtual Health Library (VHL , VHL Nursing, Scopus and Theses Database of the University of São Paulo (USP, obtained 17 studies. RESULTS: It was evident that WRMD affect nursing professionals and relate to the inadequate conditions of the workplace, and to the organization and structure of work. CONCLUSION: It is necessary to invest in

  17. Efectividad de las intervenciones de seguridad vial basadas en la evidencia: una revisión de la literatura Evidence-based effectiveness of road safety interventions: a literature review

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    Ana M. Novoa

    2009-12-01

    evidence on the effectiveness of road safety interventions in reducing road traffic collisions, injuries and deaths. Methodology: All literature reviews published in scientific journals that assessed the effectiveness of one or more road safety interventions and whose outcome measure was road traffic crashes, injuries or fatalities were included. An exhaustive search was performed in scientific literature databases. The interventions were classified according to the evidence of their effectiveness in reducing road traffic injuries (effective interventions, insufficient evidence of effectiveness, ineffective interventions following the structure of the Haddon matrix. Results: Fifty-four reviews were included. Effective interventions were found before, during and after the collision, and across all factors: a the individual: the graduated licensing system (31% road traffic injury reduction; b the vehicle: electronic stability control system (2 to 41% reduction; c the infrastructure: area-wide traffic calming (0 to 20%, and d the social environment: speed cameras (7 to 30%. Certain road safety interventions are ineffective, mostly road safety education, and others require further investigation. Conclusion: The most successful interventions are those that reduce or eliminate the hazard and do not depend on changes in road users' behavior or on their knowledge of road safety issues. Interventions based exclusively on education are ineffective in reducing road traffic injuries.

  18. A influência do ambiente familiar e escolar na aquisição e no desenvolvimento da linguagem: revisão de literatura Family and school environment influences on language acquisition and development: literature review

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    Ramilla Recla Scopel

    2012-08-01

    in language acquisition and development in children through a literature review. CONCLUSION: the scientific studies point out to the importance of stimulation in the family and parents' education, but one can perceive a lack of studies in children's development within school en vironment. Another factor that drew attention was the lack of studies to correlate vocabulary and phonology with the school and familial environmental factors. From the literature review opens up new prospects for work to be performed in speech pathology so that such gaps can be filled up with new knowledge on child development.

  19. Imagem corporal e hábitos alimentares na anorexia nervosa: uma revisão integrativa da literatura Body image and food habits in anorexia nervosa: an integrative review of the literature

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    Carolina Leonidas

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Revisão integrativa da literatura com objetivo de investigar os construtos da imagem corporal e hábitos alimentares na anorexia nervosa (AN. As bases consultadas foram MedLine, LILACS e PsycINFO, no período de 2005 a 2009. A maioria dos artigos encontrados é constituída de estudos não-experimentais e descritivos, provenientes de fontes internacionais. Os resultados evidenciaram que a personalidade de mulheres com AN é permeada por baixa autoestima, sentimentos de inferioridade, inadequação, insegurança, perfeccionismo e obsessividade, fatores que acarretam acentuada inibição e retraimento social, e que exercem influência na distorção da imagem corporal e na aquisição de hábitos alimentares disfuncionais. Como conclusão ressalta-se a necessidade de tratamento interdisciplinar, e de novos estudos experimentais e nacionais, que busquem compreender a relação entre os construtos.This is an integrative review of the literature that aims to investigate the constructs of body image and eating habits in anorexia nervosa (AN. The examined databases were MedLine, LILACS and PsycINFO in the period between 2005 and 2009. Most of the studies were non-experimental and descriptive, from international sources. The results showed that the personality of women with AN is permeated by low selfesteem, feelings of inferiority and inadequacy, insecurity, perfectionism and obsessiveness. These are factors that cause high inhibition and social withdrawal, and that influence body image distortion and the acquisition of dysfunctional eating habits. In conclusion, it is highlighted the need of an interdisciplinary treatment and the development of new national experimental studies seeking to understand the relationship between the constructs.

  20. Hepatoportal sclerosis clinical different evolutionary stages: presentation of 3 cases and literature review Esclerosis hepatoportal en estadios clínicos evolutivos diferentes: presentación de 3 casos y revisión de la literatura

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    Alejandro Martínez-Caselles

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Hepatoportal sclerosis (HPS is characterized by presinusoidal intrahepatic portal hypertension associated with splenomegaly and anemia in patients with non-cirrhotic liver. Liver biopsy is essential, especially to rule out other processes. Being a disease of unknown etiology, the majority of cases have been described in eastern countries. However, it may be an underdiagnosed disease in the West. Symptoms are related to portal hypertension and the clinical spectrum is wide, ranging from anemia with normal liver function tests to bleeding due to esophageal varices. Treatment is directed to the complications and the prognosis is better than in patients with cirrhosis. We report three cases of HPS presenting at different clinical stages and the findings of liver biopsies, the clinical outcomes and a review of scientific literature.La esclerosis hepatoportal se caracteriza por hipertensión portal intrahepática presinusoidal asociada a esplenomegalia y anemia en pacientes con un hígado no cirrótico. La biopsia hepática es fundamental, sobre todo para descartar otros procesos. Se trata de un cuadro de etiología desconocida cuya gran mayoría de los casos se ha descrito en países orientales, si bien podría estar infradiagnosticada en Occidente. Se manifiesta con síntomas asociados a la hipertensión portal y el espectro clínico es muy amplio: desde anemia con pruebas de función hepática normales hasta hemorragia por varices esofagogástricas. Su tratamiento es el de las complicaciones y el pronóstico es mejor que en los pacientes con cirrosis. Presentamos tres casos de EHP que presentan estadios clínicos diferentes, así como los hallazgos de las biopsias hepáticas, su evolución clínica posterior y una revisión de la literatura científica.

  1. Carcinoma epidermóide oral em paciente jovem: relato de caso e revisão da literatura Oral squamous cell carcinoma in a young patient: case report and literature review

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    Silvio K. Hirota

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available O carcinoma epidermóide constitui a neoplasia maligna mais comum da boca, afetando principalmente indivíduos com mais de 50 anos. Sua ocorrência em jovens, com idade inferior a 40 anos, é rara (1 a 6% dos casos. Descreve-se um caso de carcinoma epidermóide acometendo dorso e borda da língua, classificado como T2N1M0 (estádio III, em paciente do sexo feminino, leucoderma, 25 anos, não-fumante e não-etilista. A apresentação inicial do caso era de ulceração profunda com dor intensa. Fatores predisponentes locais e gerais, diagnóstico diferencial e prognóstico são discutidos, bem como a revisão da literatura referente a diversos aspectos do carcinoma epidermóide em jovens.Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common malignant neoplasm of the oral cavity, usually affecting individuals over 50 years of age. It rarely occurs in patients who are less than 40 years old (1 to 6%. This report describes a case of squamous cell carcinoma, staged T2N1M0 (stage III, involving the lateral border and dorsal surface of the tongue of a 25-year-old white female patient, with no smoking or drinking habits. Initial tumor presentation was of deep ulceration and intense pain. This report focuses on the etiological factors, differential diagnosis and prognosis related to the case. Additionally, a brief literature review regarding squamous cell carcinoma in young patients is also included.

  2. Apinhamento ântero-superior: revisão e análise crítica da literatura Maxillary crowding and long-term stability: a review of literature

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    Patrícia Paschoal Martins

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: o tratamento do apinhamento dentário da região anterior superior e inferior é comumente acometido pela recidiva, entretanto a maior parte dos estudos aborda apenas a estabilidade do tratamento do arco dentário inferior. OBJETIVO: este artigo propõe uma revisão e análise crítica da literatura, enfatizando os fatores etiológicos do apinhamento dentário, as diversas formas de tratamento e a recidiva no arco superior, considerando o plano de tratamento, os fatores periodontais e a expansão rápida da maxila. CONCLUSÕES: a severidade inicial da má oclusão, as alterações dimensionais dos arcos dentários e as alterações na fisiologia do ligamento periodontal são os principais fatores etiológicos de recidiva. O estudo da etiologia da recidiva permite ao ortodontista o correto planejamento dos casos clínicos e a previsibilidade da estabilidade pós-contenção.INTRODUCTION: The treatment of crowding of maxillary and mandibular anterior teeth commonly suffers relapse. Therefore, major studies focus only on stability of mandibular anterior segment. OBJECTIVE: This article propose a review and critical analysis of the literature, emphasizing the etiologic factors of incisors crowding, the various treatment plans and the relapse of the maxillary anterior segment, considering the treatment protocols, the periodontal factors and the rapid maxillary expansion. CONCLUSIONS: The main factors influencing the relapse are the severity of the initial malocclusion, the changes in arch dimensions and the changes in physiology of periodontal tissue. The study of the causes of relapse is important to help in achieving a correct treatment planning and to predict the postretention stability.

  3. Osteossarcoma extra-esquelético na região cervical: revisão da literatura e relato de caso clínico Extraskeletal osteosarcoma in the neck: a case report and review of the literature

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    José Jorge Gomes Lima

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available O osteossarcoma extra-esquelético é uma neoplasia rara caracterizada pela produção de osteóide "maligno". Esta condição tem sido descrita em faixa etária acima da esperada para o osteossarcoma ósseo, e a coxa é o local de predileção. Realizamos revisão da literatura e descrevemos o caso clínico de uma paciente de 19 anos de idade com história de massa na região cervical direita associada a parestesia dos membros superiores, a qual foi diagnosticada como portadora de osteossarcoma extra-esquelético. Enfatizamos as características clínicas, os aspectos das imagens em diversos métodos empregados (exames radiográficos convencionais, tomografia computadorizada, exame por ressonância magnética, análise histopatológica e os principais diagnósticos diferenciais desta afecção.Extraskeletal osteosarcoma is a rare neoplasm characterized by the formation of a malignant osteoid. This condition is usually described in patients aged greater than expected for other intraosseous osteosarcomas, and the thigh is the most common site. We report a clinical case of a 19-year-old female patient and review the literature. The patient presented with a mass in the right side of the neck and paresthesia of the upper limbs. The mass corresponded to an extraskeletal osteosarcoma. We discuss the clinical findings, image findings (conventional radiographs, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, histopathology results and differential diagnosis of this condition.

  4. Tratamento do câncer colorretal em idosos extremos: relato de caso e revisão da literatura Treatment of colorectal cancer in extremely eldelry: case report and literature review

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    Leonardo Maciel da Fonseca

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Com o envelhecimento da população brasileira, cada vez mais o cirurgião colorretal se defrontará com pacientes chamados de idosos extremos, com idade superior a 75 ou 85 anos e apresentando diagnóstico de câncer colorretal (CaCR. A conduta é controversa diante desses casos. Este trabalho relata a abordagem de uma paciente de 97 anos com diagnóstico de adenocarcinoma de reto alto e faz uma revisão da literatura sobre o assunto. Esta paciente foi submetida à retossigmoidectomia paliativa vídeo-assistida, com incisão suprapúbica transversa para confecção da anastomose colorretal primária e retirada do espécime cirúrgico. Foi incluída no programa de reabilitação multimodal pós-operatória (fast-trac para cirurgia colorretal, apresentou boa evolução e recebeu alta hospitalar no terceiro dia de pós-operatório. O estudo anatomopatológico da peça mostrou tratar-se de adenocarcinoma moderadamente diferenciado, invasor até a muscular própria e metastático em 2 de 12 linfonodos dissecados. De acordo com a literatura, em pacientes selecionados com mais de 75 anos, a cirurgia colorretal eletiva para CaCR pode ser realizada com taxa de morbimortalidade semelhante àquela de pacientes jovens, obtendo-se sobrevidas geral e livre de doença favoráveis. Comorbidades não definem isoladamente o prognóstico e nem contraindicam o procedimento.Because the elderly population in Brasil is rapidly increasing, the colorectal surgeron will always manage extremely old patients, aged 75 or 85 years or older, with the diagnosis of colorectal cancer. The management of such cases is controversial. This paper reports the treatment of a 97-year-old patient with diagnosis of rectum adenocarcinoma, and presents a literature review on the best approach for old-age patients with colorectal cancer. The patient underwent a palliative laparoscopic retossigmoidectomy and colorectal anastomosis, as the specimen was resected through supra-pubic transverse

  5. Research methodologies to assess teaching in psychiatric residency: a literature review Metodologias de pesquisa para avaliação do ensino na residência de psiquiatria: uma revisão da literatura

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    Ibiracy de Barros Camargo

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: Research methodologies in psychiatry have followed both the changes in mental health care and the need of updating programs of medical residency. To identify empirical articles in the indexed literature from 1997 to 2002, with the aim of analyzing and discussing methodological aspects of research dealing with the description and assessment of residency programs in psychiatry. METHOD: The bibliographic survey was performed using MedLine, PsycLit, Web of Science, and Lilacs. Twenty-one articles were identified. RESULTS: Nineteen studies were characterized as exploratory-descriptive and two as experimental. Data collection used questionnaires in 12 of them, and combined techniques in the other seven and the two experimental studies had data collected by tests applied before and after the teaching intervention. Most of the subjects were residents and program directors. Fifteen studies used statistical analysis. CONCLUSIONS: All the articles outlined the problems based on literature reviews. Most of the studies made use of standard techniques of social research and only two used experimental procedures. Only three studies employed external measures in order to establish correlations with the collected data. Procedures to validate and assess the reliability of the instrument by means of pilot-studies were absent in 11 studies, what may indicate methodological biases.OBJETIVOS: As metodologias de pesquisa na psiquiatria têm acompanhado tanto as transformações nos sistemas de atendimento à saúde mental como a necessidade de atualização dos programas de residência médica. Identificar, analisar e avaliar na literatura indexada entre 1997 e 2002 artigos empíricos relativos à avaliação de programas de residência em psiquiatria. MÉTODO: O levantamento bibliográfico foi realizado através dos indexadores MedLine, PsycLit, Web of Science e Lilacs. Foram identificados 21 artigos. RESULTADOS: 19 estudos caracterizam-se como

  6. Contracepção de emergência no contexto das farmácias: revisão crítica de literatura Emergency contraception in the context of pharmacies: critical literature review

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    Sabrina Pereira Paiva

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A revisão de literatura busca discutir as políticas de provisão da contracepção de emergência (CE, notadamente por meio das farmácias, na literatura internacional e nacional. A pesquisa foi realizada nas bases de dados Medline/Pubmed, Sociological Abstracts e SciELO Brasil, considerando o período de janeiro/2005 a dezembro/2009. Os descritores utilizados foram: emergency contraception e pharmacy; incluindo-se também anticoncepção de emergência para o contexto brasileiro. Para análise, foram selecionados 36 artigos, 29 internacionais e sete nacionais. A discussão dos resultados contemplou duas perspectivas analíticas: disponibilidade e barreiras à CE nas farmácias, verificando a posição dos farmacêuticos sobre o método; e a posição das usuárias/consumidoras da CE a respeito do contraceptivo e seus locais de provisão, no contexto nacional e internacional. Tais estudos evidenciam que a adoção de políticas públicas favoráveis à distribuição/venda da CE pelas farmácias confere, de modo geral, avaliação positiva de farmacêuticos e usuários, principalmente devido à possibilidade de dispensar o contraceptivo de forma mais ágil. Os países que adotaram tal política discutem a necessidade de aconselhamento em saúde sexual e reprodutiva para os consumidores no âmbito da própria farmácia. Entretanto, no Brasil, o medicamento quase sempre é vendido sem receita médica e orientação do farmacêutico, pois não há política pública que inclua a provisão pelas farmácias.This literature review aims to discuss policies for provision of emergency contraception (EC, especially through pharmacies, in the international and national literature. Research was conducted in Medline/Pubmed, Sociological Abstracts and SciELO Brazil, considering the period of the January/2005-December/2009, using the terms: emergency contraception and pharmacy, and also emergency contraception for the Brazilian context. For analysis, we

  7. Fatores implicados no fenómeno de bullying em contexto escolar: revisão integrada da literatura Factores implicados en el fenómeno de acoso en contexto escolar: revisión integrada de la literatura Factors related to the bullying phenomenon in school context: integrative literature review

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    Rita Lopez

    2011-12-01

    ón: participantes (estudiantes del 2º y 3º ciclos de educación; variables bajo estudio (factores implicados en el fenómeno de acoso, sin restricciones relativas al diseño de los estudios. Se identificaron 351 artículos, entre los cuales no fue posible acceder a 132. Considerando los criterios de inclusión, fueron eliminados 203 artículos, los restantes 16 fueron analizados. Del análisis de los resultados de los estudios que integran esta revisión de la literatura, emergieron cuatro tipologías de factores: aquellos relacionados con las variables sociodemográficas, aquellos relacionados con las variables personales, aquellos relativos a la dimensión familiar y aun aquellos relacionados con las variables escolares. En función de estas tipologías, se identificaron diversos factores protectores y factores de riesgo implicados en el fenómeno de acoso.Scientific evidence suggests that bullying is an increasingly common phenomenon in schools, with a significant number of health consequences. Thus, its prevention should be considered a priority. So as to identify the factors involved in the phenomenon of bullying in schools, a systematic literature review was conducted using the database Biblioteca do Conhecimento Online (b-on with the following keywords: “bullying/bullying school context”, and the following inclusion criteria: participants (5th- 9th grade students; variables under analysis (factors inplicated in the phenomenon of bullying, without restrictions related to study design. Three hundred and fifty-one papers were identified, 132 of which were not accessible. Taking into account the inclusion criteria, 203 papers were eliminated, and the remaining 16 were analyzed. From the analysis of the results of the studies included in this literature review, four types of factors emerged: factors related to sociodemographic variables; factors related to personal variables; factors related to the family dimension; and also factors related to school variables. According to

  8. Fatores de risco para linfedema após câncer de mama: uma revisão da literatura Risk factors of arm lymphedema after breast cancer: a literature review

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    Anke Bergmann

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O linfedema representa uma das principais seqüelas do câncer de mama. Esta revisão da literatura visou discutir os principais fatores associados ao linfedema após o tratamento do câncer de mama. Foram selecionados 26 artigos publicados entre janeiro de 2000 e março de 2008 nas bases Medline e Lilacs, utilizando os descritores breast neoplasms, lymphedema, upper extremity, arm e risk factors. Sua revisão permitiu discutir os fatores relacionados ao linfedema, quanto a: clínica e paciente (tabagismo, escolaridade, etnia, comorbidades, hipertensão arterial, diabetes melito, menopausa, idade, peso corporal, índice de massa corporal, atividade física, membro dominante, restrição articular, infecção, seroma e trauma no membro superior; tratamento do câncer de mama (cirurgia, reconstrução mamária, número de linfonodos retirados, nível da linfadenectomia axilar, radioterapia, quimioterapia, hormonioterapia e tempo transcorrido após o tratamento; tumor (tamanho, grau, localização, comprometimento dos linfonodos axilares e estadiamento. A revisão feita indica que a linfadenectomia axilar, a radioterapia em cadeias de drenagem e a obesidade são fatores preponderantes do risco para desenvolvimento do linfedema.Arm lymphedema is one of the most frequent sequelae of breast cancer treatment. The purpose of this literature review was to discuss main risk factors of lymphedema after breast cancer treatment. The search in Medline and Lilacs databases, by means of key words breast neoplasms, lymphedema, upper extremity, arm, and risk factors, allowed selecting 26 studies published between January, 2000, and March, 2008. This review discusses factors linked to: clinic and the patient (smoking, education level, race/ethnicity, comorbidity, hypertension, diabetes, menopause, age, weight, body mass index, physical activity, handedness, impaired range of motion, infection, seroma and arm injuries; breast cancer treatment (type of surgery

  9. Gender differences in obsessive-compulsive disorder: a literature review Diferenças de gênero no transtorno obsessivo-compulsivo: uma revisão da literatura

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    Maria Alice de Mathis

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD is a heterogeneous condition, in which subtypes have been proposed. Previous studies suggested that gender plays a relevant role in OCD phenotypic expression. This study aimed to review the literature on gender differences in clinical, genetic or familial aspects of OCD. METHOD: A conventional review was conducted, including all papers that investigated demographic, clinical, and genetic aspects of OCD according to gender. The search was based on data available in Medline and PsycINFO databases in the last 20 years, using as keywords: obsessive-compulsive disorder; and: gender, sex, male, female, demographic characteristics, clinical features, clinical characteristics, genetic, genes, genetics gender OCD, genes OCD, genes OCD males, genes OCD females. RESULTS: Sixty three of 487 phenotypical and genetics studies were selected. Most studies indicate that male patients are more likely than females to be single, present early onset of symptoms and chronic course of the disorder, greater social impairment, more sexual-religious and aggressive symptoms, and greater comorbidity with tic and substance use disorders. Female patients present more contamination/cleaning symptoms and greater comorbidity with eating and impulse-control disorders. Genetic and family studies are inconclusive, but suggest that gender may play a role in the disease expression. CONCLUSIONS: Gender is a relevant factor that should be taken into account when evaluating OCD patients. More studies are necessary to determine whether in fact it defines a homogeneous and particular group in OCD.INTRODUÇÃO: O transtorno obsessivo-compulsivo (TOC é um quadro heterogêneo, no qual subtipos têm sido propostos. Estudos anteriores sugerem que gênero desempenha papel relevante na expressão fenotípica. O objetivo foi realizar uma revisão convencional da literatura sobre diferenças de gênero em relação a aspectos clínicos e gen

  10. Imagem corporal de mulheres com câncer de mama: uma revisão sistemática da literatura Body image of women with breast cancer: a systematic review of literature

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    Daniela Barsotti Santos

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available A mulher passa por um importante processo de reformulação da imagem corporal quando lida com o câncer de mama. Este artigo objetiva a compreensão da relação que o câncer de mama e seus tratamentos têm no processo de (reelaboração da imagem corporal das mulheres, visando assim ao fomento de subsídios para a formação e a capacitação de profissionais de saúde mais atentos à promoção da qualidade de vida delas. Foi realizada uma revisão sistemática da literatura de artigos científicos publicados entre 2004 e 2009 disponíveis em três bases de dado; 56 artigos foram revisados e agrupados em quatro categorias. Destacamos a necessidade de mais estudos que contemplem características socioculturais de mulheres com câncer de mama, sobre diferenças na (reelaboração da imagem corporal de mulheres jovens e de mulheres mais velhas, e de publicações brasileiras sobre a experiência pessoal e aspectos socioculturais específicos de mulheres com câncer de mama.Women experience a major process of reshaping their body image when they deal with breast cancer. This article seeks to understand the relationship that breast cancer and its treatment have in the process of (reconstruction of a woman's body image. The ultimate objective is to promote knowledge to train health professionals to become more aware of a woman's quality of life. A systematic review of the literature of scientific articles published between 2004 and 2009 available in three scientific databases was conducted and a total of 56 articles were reviewed and grouped into four thematic categories. There is a pressing need for further studies on the socio-cultural characteristics of women with breast cancer, the differences of (reconstruction of body image of young and older women, and Brazilian publications about the personal experience and socio-cultural context of women with breast cancer.

  11. Mães adolescentes em situação de rua: uma revisão sistemática da literatura Homeless adolescent mothers: a systematic review of the literature

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    Anne Lise Sandoval Scappaticci Silveira

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Pouco se sabe sobre mães adolescentes que passam por gravidez ou maternidade fora de casa. Este estudo é uma revisão da literatura epidemiológica sobre esse fenômeno crescente. Os artigos foram identificados através de pesquisa nas seguintes bases de dados eletrônicas: MEDLINE, Lilacs, SciELO, PsychINFO, CINHAL, ERIC e Sociological Abstracts; 19 referências foram recuperadas. Os estudos mostram ampla heterogeneidade dos objetivos e dos métodos e revelam principalmente que as adolescentes têm elevadas taxas de abuso de substâncias, transtornos mentais, falta de apoio social, comportamento sexual, violência física e sexual; gravidez e interação mãe-criança problemáticas. Poucos artigos resultaram da revisão metodológica realizada sobre essa população. As mães adolescentes de rua têm grande exposição à violência, abuso de drogas e risco de problemas de saúde física e mental. Mais estudos centrados no estigma e em métodos de intervenção para esse grupo de mulheres são necessários nesta área, especialmente em populações culturalmente distintas.Little is known about adolescent mothers who are homeless during pregnancy and motherhood. This study is a review of the epidemiological literature about this increasing phenomenon. Articles were identified by searching the following electronic databases: MEDLINE, Lilacs, SciELO, PsychINFO, CINHAL, ERIC and Sociological Abstracts; 19 studies were retrieved. The studies showed a wide heterogeneity of objectives and methods, and mainly revealed that the teenagers have high rates of substance abuse, mental disorders, lack of social support, sexual behavior, physical and sexual violence, and troublesome pregnancy and mother-child interaction. Our methodological review found few articles about this population. Homeless adolescent mothers are extensively exposed to violence, drug abuse, and risk of physical and mental health problems. Further studies are needed about this topic

  12. Contributo para a Revisão de Literatura sobre Produtividade no Âmbito da Economia EmpresarialContribution in the Review of the Literature on Productivity in the Scope of Business EconomicsContribución para la Revisión de la Literatura sobre Productividad en el Ámbito de la Economía Empresarial

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    TORRES, Miguel Matos

    2005-01-01

    adopted in the literature review relates to the chronological order of publication and is based upon common characteristics identified in past research. Section 2 includes studies on productivity published until the eighties of the last century and concerns to normative-deductive research. Section 3 discusses some studies dating from the following two decades and refers to how to manage and measure the productivity of the firm. Section 4 reviews positive (empirical productivity research, which relates to recent published papers. These studies are usually authored by researchers’ teams from various centers or countries and analyze large amounts of data, making use of databases, computers and statistics, thus, giving some insight on de factum productivity of the firm. The contribution of this research is summarized in Section 5. We conclude that there has been a shift in the research focus: external, normative and descriptive studies substitute internal, managerial and positive research on the productivity of the firm.RESUMENCon el propósito de contribuir a la comprensión del concepto de productividad empresarial y de la utilidad de su gestión, se procede a la revisión de la literatura sobre productividad económica empresarial, con especial énfasis en la evolución del concepto de este indicador y en los modelos adoptados en su medida. Se excluyen del análisis otras perspectivas comunes al tratar el tema, como el punto de vista de la ingeniería. La observación de características comunes entre los estudios analizados permitió distribuirlos en tres grupos, que sirvieron de base a la estructura adoptada en esta investigación. De forma que el estudio se divide en cinco secciones. Después de la Introducción, la Sección 2, analiza estudios sobre productividad empresarial publicados hasta el inicio de los años 80 del siglo pasado, fase en la que se busca aclarar el concepto de productividad empresarial y que por este motivo se denomina fase del deber ser de la

  13. A sobrecarga do familiar cuidador no âmbito domiciliar: uma revisão integrativa da literatura La sobrecarga del familiar cuidador en el entorno domiciliario: una revisión de la literatura Overload of family caregiver at home: an integrative literature review

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    Bruna Olegário Baptista

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    integrative literature review that aims to identify evidences on the factors causing overload and their consequences for family caregivers of adults or the elderly. The review covered 27 studies at databases, using the keywords caregivers, family, and overload, in the period from 1999 to 2009. Four categories came up: the imposition of being a caregiver, taking care alone, the dependence of the person that receives care, and the bio-psychosocial weariness of the caregiver. The results showed that the imposition of the role of caregiver, lack of support from other family members, level of dependency of the patient related to the pathology, and physical and psychological weariness are the main factors causing overload in family caregivers. The need for more support and availability by health professionals to family caregivers in their home activities is evident.

  14. Efetividade da higienização de brinquedos infantis na redução microbiana: revisão sistemática da literatura Effectiveness of infant toys sanitation on microbial reduction: systematic literature review

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    Débora Guedelha Blasi

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Avaliar a efetividade de estratégias de higienização de brinquedos infantis, quando comparadas a nenhuma intervenção na redução da carga microbiana dos brinquedos, em diferentes ambientes onde há o cuidado de crianças. Método: Revisão sistemática da literatura de 2003 a 2013, realizada nas bases de dados SciELO, Lilacs, IBECS, MEDLINE, Embase, Scopus, PubMed e bancos de dissertações e teses das bibliotecas digitais da USP, Unesp e Unicamp. Os dados foram tabulados e submetidos a análise de subgrupos de forma descritiva. Resultados: Foram levantados 7762 trabalhos, que após avaliação dos revisores, resultaram em 12 pesquisas relevantes ao tema. Predominantemente estudos comparativos de cargas microbianas, com grande variabilidade metodológica, trazendo propostas de higienização diversas. Conclusão: Várias estratégias de higienização foram consideradas eficazes, porém a heterogeneidade de métodos não possibilitou a identificação da melhor evidência, mostrando a necessidade de maior investigação do tema para a elaboração de estratégias de higienização de brinquedos infantis. ======================================================= Objective: To assess the effectiveness of infant toys sanitation, when compared to no intervention, on the reduction of toys microbial load, in different environments where the care of children exists. Method: Systematic literature review from 2003 to 2013, using databases SciELO, Lilacs, IBECS, MEDLINE, Embase, Scopus, PubMed, and USP, Unesp and Unicamp master and doctoral thesis digital libraries. Obtained data were tabulated and submitted to a descriptive analysis of subgroups. Results: In total, 7762 researches were retrieved. After reviewers’ assessment, 12 studies were identified as relevant. These were predominantly comparative studies, assessing the microbial loads before and after toys sanitation using several methods of sanitation. Conclusion: Several sanitation

  15. Tratamento cirúrgico da ectopia cordis: relato de três casos e revisão da literatura Surgical repair of ectopia cordis: report of three cases and a review of the literature

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    Arlindo A Riso

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    plastic surgeon. This paper describes these three cases and makes a brief review of the literature.

  16. Pesquisa de autoanticorpos em pacientes com Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico: revisão de literatura/Search for Autoantibodies in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: literature review

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    Eduardo Finazzi de Almeida

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available O lúpus eritematoso sistêmico (LES é o principal representante das colagenoses, considerado uma doença autoimune multissistêmica crônica, caracterizada pelo desenvolvimento de focos inflamatórios em vários tecidos e órgãos do corpo. Na maioria das vezes, é definido como uma doença crônica, remitente e recidivante. O diagnóstico é feito através da clínica e de exames laboratoriais inespecíficos e específicos, sendo que dentre os específicos destacam-se o fator antinuclear fluorescente (FAN, a prova da célula LE e os autoanticorpos específicos. O objetivo deste artigo foi analisar e revisar a literatura científica no que refere aos diversos marcadores (autoanticorpos plasmáticos relacionados com LES, uma vez que a pesquisa de autoanticorpos é fundamental e indispensável nos pacientes com suspeita de LES, principalmente no que diz respeito à pesquisa do fator antinuclear (FAN. Embora muitos autoanticorpos não sejam muito específicos para LES, estes podem contribuir diretamente para o diagnóstico diferencial com outras patologias autoimunes. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE is the main representative of collagen diseases and it is considered as a multisystem autoimmune disease characterized by the development of chronic inflammatory focus in various tissues and organs. Most of the time is defined as a chronic, relapsing and remitting. The diagnosis is made by clinical and laboratory exams nonspecific and specific, which in the specific exams can be emphasized the fluorescent antinuclear antibody (ANA, the test LE-cell and the specific autoantibodies. The objective of this paper was to analyze and review the scientific literature in relation to various plasma markers (autoantibodies associated with SLE plasma, since the determination of autoantibodies is fundamental and essential in patients with suspected SLE, especially in regards of the antinuclear factor (ANF. Although many autoantibodies are not very specific for

  17. Seqüestro pulmonar extralobar: análise anatomopatológica de dois casos em natimortos e revisão da literatura Extralobar pulmonary sequestration: anatomical analysis of two cases in stillbirths and review of literature

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    Ítalo Martins de Oliveira

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available O seqüestro pulmonar é definido como uma massa anormal de tecido pulmonar sem comunicação com a árvore brônquica. É anomalia rara, responsável por 0,15-6,45% das malformações pulmonares congênitas. Quando possui revestimento pleural próprio, chama-se seqüestro pulmonar extralobar (SPE. Este trabalho descreve dois casos de SPE em natimortos (NM com 32 (1 e 34 (2 semanas de gestação com diagnóstico clínico de hipoxia intra-uterina e adenomatose cística, respectivamente, e faz revisão da literatura. O diagnóstico envolveu análise ultra-sonográfica, sindrômica, macroscópica e microscópica dos NM. Foi observada massa supradiafragmática no hemitórax esquerdo ligada à aorta torácica (1 e ao diafragma (2. As MFs associadas foram agenesia tímica (2, hipoplasia pulmonar (2, pé torto congênito (1 e acondroplasia de membros (2. A microscopia evidenciou, nos dois casos, tecido pulmonar imaturo e pedículo vascularizado e inervado.Pulmonary sequestration represents an abnormal pulmonary mass that does not communicate with the tracheobronchial tree. It is a rare malformation (MF, accountable for 0.15%-6.45% of pulmonary congenital MFs. When it has its own pleural covering, it is called extralobar (EBPS. This work describes two cases of EBPS in stillbirths (SB, at 32 (1 and 34 (2 weeks' gestation, with clinical diagnosis of intrauterine hypoxia and cystic adenomatosis, respectively. It also reviews the literature on the subject. The diagnosis involved ultrasonographic, syndromic, macroscopic and microscopic analysis. The macroscopy showed a supradiaphragmatic mass in the left hemithorax linked to thoracic aorta (1 and diaphragm (2. The associated MFs were: thymic agenesis (2, pulmonary hypoplasia (2, clubfoot (1 and achondroplasia (2. Microscopy demonstrated, in both cases, immature pulmonary tissue and vascularized and innervated pedicle.

  18. Flebite de seios sigmóide e tranverso & mastoidite de Bezold: relato de caso e revisão da literatura Sigmoid and transverse sinus' phlebitis & Bezold's mastoiditis: case report and literature review

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    Sérgio Bittencourt

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: descrever duas complicações raras de otite média aguda tratada inadequadamente. Método: descrição de um caso de duas complicações simultâneas de otite média aguda em um menino de 12 anos e realização de revisão da literatura. Resultados: Um paciente masculino, branco, de 12 anos, veio encaminhado de outro serviço por apresentar quadro de otite há dois meses, não responsivo ao tratamento clínico, evoluindo com massa cervical à direita. O exame clínico demonstrou membrana timpânica espessada e opacificada à direita, com discreto aumento da vascularização. O estudo radiológico evidenciou processo inflamatório/infeccioso, envolvendo região mastóidea direita, com aspecto de múltiplos abscessos, estendendo-se extracranialmente para região cervical e presença de alterações sugestivas de flebite, envolvendo seios transverso e sigmóide direitos. Após ser submetido à cirurgia e antibioticoterapia endovenosa, o paciente apresentou boa evolução, com baixa morbidade. Conclusão: Apesar da baixa incidência de complicações das otites médias, devido ao avanço e uma maior abrangência no espectro da antibioticoterapia, não podemos nos abster da sua existência.Aim: to describe two rare complications of acute otitis media inadequately treated. Method: description of a case of two simultaneous complications of acute otitis media in a 12-year-old boy and a posterior literature review of the theme. Results: a 12-year-old white boy was referred to our ENT Department presenting 'otitis' for two months without improvement with the clinical treatment and evolving to a right cervical mass. At the clinic examination the otoscopic findings were a thickened and opaque tympanic membrane with a discreet increase on its vascularization. The radiologic exams showed an inflammatory/infectious process involving the mastoid region, with multiple abscesses aspect extending extra-cranially to the right cervical area and presence

  19. Carcinoma cutáneo de células de Merkel: Presentación de un caso y revisión de la literatura Cutaneous Merkel cell carcinoma: Case report and literature review

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    J.M. López-Arcas

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available El carcinoma de células de Merkel, constituye una variedad infrecuente de cáncer cutáneo, de origen neuroendocrino, que clásicamente se describe, como la malignidad cutánea de peor pronóstico. Se origina a partir de las células de Merkel o receptores cutáneos de presión. Presenta un patrón infiltrativo dermo-linfático así como extensión linfática nodal y diseminación hematógena. Presenta numerosas similitudes con el carcinoma pulmonar de células pequeñas, con una sensibilidad intrínseca a la quimio-radioterapia y un gran potencial metastático. Los mejores resultados se obtienen cuando se combina un diagnóstico precoz y el tratamiento combinado con cirugía-radio y quimioterapia. La principal dificultad que presentan estos tumores es la avanzada edad de la población en que se presentan y la localización de los mismos, que en ocasiones limitan las opciones terapéuticas disponibles. Presentamos un caso de carcinoma de células de Merkel facial, tratado con cirugía y radioterapia. Se realiza una revisión de la literatura.Merkel-cell carcinoma is a rare skin cancer of neuroendocrine origin, which has been described as the most aggressive skin malignancy. The tumor arises from the Merkel cells, or skin pressure receptors. It has an infiltrative growth pattern and spreads by the lymphatic vessels and blood. It is similar to small cell lung carcinoma, with an intrinsic sensitivity to chemo-radiotherapy and a remarkable tendency to metastasize. The best treatment outcomes are obtained with early diagnosis and a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. A clinical case of Merkel cell carcinoma of the face treated with surgery and radiotherapy is reported and the literature is reviewed

  20. Non classical risk factors for gestational diabetes mellitus: a systematic review of the literature Fatores de risco não clássicos para diabetes mellitus gestacional: uma revisão sistemática da literatura

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    Maria Alice Souza de Oliveira Dode

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    Full Text Available Age, obesity and family history of diabetes are well known risk factors for gestational diabetes mellitus. Others are more controversial. The objective of this review is to find evidence in the literature that justifies the inclusion of these other conditions among risk factors. The MEDLINE, Cochrane, LILACS and Pan American Health Organization databases were searched, covering articles dating from between 1992 and 2006. Keywords were used in combination (AND with gestational diabetes mellitus separately and with each one of the risk factors studied. The methodological quality of the studies included was assessed, resulting in the selection of 41 papers. Most studies investigating maternal history of low birth weight, low stature, and low level of physical activity have found positive associations with gestational diabetes mellitus. Low socioeconomic levels, smoking during pregnancy, high parity, belonging to minority groups, and excessive weight gain during pregnancy presented conflicting results. Publication bias cannot be ruled out. Standardization of techniques, cutoff points for screening and diagnosis, as well as studies involving larger sample sizes would allow future meta-analyses.Idade, obesidade e história familiar de diabetes são fatores de risco bem conhecidos para diabetes mellitus gestacional. Outros são controversos. O objetivo desta revisão é encontrar evidências na literatura que justifiquem a inclusão dessas condições entre os fatores de risco. Bases de dados MEDLINE, Cochrane, LILACS e Organização Pan-Americana da Saúde foram procuradas. A revisão incluiu artigos de 1992 a 2006. Palavras-chave foram usadas em combinação com diabetes mellitus gestacional separadamente e com cada um dos fatores de risco estudados. A qualidade metodológica dos estudos incluídos foi medida, totalizando 41 estudos. A maioria dos trabalhos que investigaram história materna de baixo peso, baixa estatura e baixa atividade f

  1. Os resultados do implante coclear em crianças portadoras de Neuropatia Auditiva: revisão de literatura The results of cochlear implants in children with Auditory Neuropathy: literature review

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    Rafaela Carolina Lopez Silva

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    Full Text Available A Neuropatia Auditiva é um distúrbio na condução do estímulo sonoro, provavelmente relacionado à alteração da mielinização das fibras do nervo auditivo. Os avanços tecnológicos têm levado ao aumento nos recursos de diagnóstico e intervenção nos casos de deficiência auditiva por etiologia de Neuropatia Auditiva. O objetivo do presente estudo foi pesquisar na literatura os resultados obtidos em crianças com Neuropatia Auditiva após implante coclear. Foi realizado um trabalho de revisão bibliográfica em livros, periódicos e internet dos últimos dez anos sobre crianças com Neuropatia Auditiva usuárias de implante coclear. As pesquisas sugerem que a estimulação elétrica é capaz de compensar a dessincronia do nervo e que o implante coclear é um recurso para a (rehabilitação da audição em crianças portadoras de Neuropatia Auditiva. O uso do implante coclear permite melhoria significativa nas habilidades da audição e da comunicação. No entanto, as habilidades adquiridas parecem sofrer influência de diversos fatores como: tempo de uso do dispositivo, existência de um processo terapêutico sistemático, época do diagnóstico e a idade da criança.Auditory Neuropathy is a disorder in the transmission of the sound stimulus, probably related to mielinization alterations of auditory nerve fibers. Technology advances have been increasing diagnostic and intervention resources in cases of hearing loss caused by auditory neuropathy. The aim of the present study was to research the available literature about the results obtained with children with Auditory Neuropathy after cochlear implants. An ample review was conducted on books, articles and the internet, over the last 10 years, regarding children with Auditory Neuropathy, users of cochlear implants. The available data suggest that electric stimulation can compensate neural asynchrony and that cochlear implants aid in the rehabilitation process of children with Auditory

  2. Vivência de mulheres frente ao câncer de mama: revisão da literatura brasileira / The experience of women facing breast cancer: a review of Brazilian scientific literature

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    Samantha Teófilo Valério Yoshinari

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    Full Text Available O câncer de mama é a neoplasia mais incidente nas mulheres (exceto o câncer de pele não melanoma, justificando-se uma preocupação com seu impacto na vida dessas pacientes. Procedeu-se uma revisão integrativa da literatura nacional, buscando artigos relacionados ao tema na plataforma SciELO, utilizando-se os buscadores “câncer de mama” e “vivência”, sem restrições com relação ao período de publicação ou tipo de artigo, sendo recuperadas onze publicações. Da análise integrativa das publicações, conclui-se que a experiência de cada paciente com seu processo de doença é pessoal; porém, guarda algumas similaridades que devem ser identificadas e corretamente trabalhadas, posto que sentimentos conflitantes podem coexistir. Tais conflitos são evidenciados na identificação de distorções de autoimagem, sexualidade e a incerteza sobre o futuro, em contraposição à coragem para o enfrentamento, ressignificação da vida e a percepção do apoio familiar. Breast cancer is the most incident neoplasm in women (except for non-melanoma skin cancer. This fact justifies a concern on how it impacts on the life of the patients. We proceeded an integrative review of the national literature, in SciELO database, under the following keywords: "breast cancer" and " life experience." No restriction regarding the period of publication was imposed. We retrieved eleven articles. From the analysis of the publications, we concluded that the experience of each patient with their disease process is personal, but it does have some similarities that must be identified and correctly worked out since conflicting feelings can coexist. We highlight distortions on self-image, issues regarding sexuality and uncertainties about the future as negative factors. On the other hand, courage facing the future after the disease, life's meaning resignification, and family's support were identified as positive factors.

  3. Influência de elementos meteorológicos na dor de pacientes com osteoartrite: revisão da literatura Influence of meteorological elements on osteoarthritis pain: a review of the literature

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    Evânia Claudino Queiroga de Figueiredo

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    Full Text Available Apesar de frequente a afirmação de que as condições do tempo modificam a intensidade da dor na osteoartrite (OA, essa influência é controversa e de difícil mensuração. Esta revisão tem como objetivo analisar os artigos relacionados à influência de elementos meteorológicos na dor da OA. A revisão da literatura foi realizada com um levantamento bibliográfico junto aos bancos de dados MEDLINE e LILACS, e por busca ativa em lista de referências bibliográficas dos artigos e revisões recuperados. Os critérios de inclusão para esta análise foram estudos prospectivos que avaliaram a presença da dor em pacientes com OA relacionada a alguma variável meteorológica. Os artigos foram publicados em português, inglês e espanhol. Do total de 247 resumos analisados, foram incluídos oito (3,2% artigos, provenientes dos bancos de dados eletrônicos consultados (n = 7 e da busca ativa (n = 1. Em cinco dos estudos incluídos, pressão atmosférica foi a variável que apresentou influência na dor de pacientes com OA com mais frequência, enquanto precipitação foi a que menos apresentou relação com os sintomas de OA; vento foi pouco analisado. Apesar da diversidade metodológica e dos vieses dos estudos analisados, existe uma tendência à confirmação da influência das condições do tempo na intensidade da dor em pacientes com OA, em especial nas publicações mais recentes. Ainda são necessários mais estudos para se ter uma boa evidência do efeito dos elementos meteorológicos na dor dos pacientes com OA e para avaliar sua interferência na realização das atividades diárias e na qualidade de vida.Despite the frequent assertion that the weather conditions change the intensity of pain in osteoarthritis (OA, this influence is controversial and difficult to measure. This analysis aims to review articles related to the influence of meteorological elements in the OA pain. The literature review was performed with the bibliographical

  4. Cobertura do exame de Papanicolaou no Brasil e seus fatores determinantes: uma revisão sistemática da literatura Coverage of the Pap smear in Brazil and its determining factors: a systematic literature review

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    coberturas abaixo de 70,0% nos últimos três anos. Por outro lado, algumas variáveis foram mais freqüentemente observadas nas mulheres não submetidas ao exame de Papanicolaou: ter baixo nível socioeconômico, ter baixa escolaridade, ter baixa renda familiar e pertencer às faixas etárias mais jovens. CONCLUSÃO: os dados aqui apresentados apontam para desigualdades regionais na cobertura do exame de Papanicolaou na população feminina brasileira e para a necessidade de intervenção junto àqueles fatores a ela associados.PURPOSE: to present an overview of the coverage of the Pap smear in Brazil, emphasizing the determinant factors associated with failure of women to submit to the test. METHODS: the literature was reviewed using the LILACS (Latin-American and Caribbean Literature in Sciences of the Health, MEDLINE - 1966 to 2004 (International Literature in Sciences of the Health, PAHO (Collection of the Library of the Pan-American Organization of Health, and WHOLIS (System of Information of the Library of OMS databases. The review was enlarged through the search of bibliographical references of relevant studies, request for published and unpublished studies by specialists, and other sources. Articles that fulfilled the following criteria were selected: to be a cross-sectional study, carried out in Brazil, including information about periodicity of the Pap test (some time in life or in the last three years and/or containing information about factors associated with failure of women to submit to the test. Duplicates and articles without summary were excluded. A total of 13 articles fulfilling these criteria were selected. RESULTS: there are few studies on the coverage of Pap smear in Brazil. Most of them are concentrated in the big cities of the South and Southeast regions of the country. Besides the shortage, little methodological standardization exists in relation to the sampling and profile of the investigated women, which turns difficult the comparison among them

  5. Knowledge management in health: a systematic literature review Gestión del conocimiento en salud: revisión sistemática de la literatura Gestão do conhecimento na saúde: revisão sistemática de literatura

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    Elyrose Sousa Brito Rocha

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    Full Text Available Knowledge has been used as a resource for intelligent and effective action planning in organizations. Interest in research on knowledge management processes has intensified in different areas. A systematic literature review was accomplished, based on the question: what are the contributions of Brazilian and international journal publications on knowledge management in health? The sample totaled 32 items that complied with the inclusion criteria. The results showed that 78% of journals that published on the theme are international, 77% of researchers work in higher education and 65% have a Ph.D. The texts gave rise to five thematic categories, mainly: development of knowledge management systems in health (37.5%, discussion of knowledge management application in health (28.1% and nurses' function in knowledge management (18.7%.El conocimiento ha sido utilizado como recurso en la planificación de acciones inteligentes y eficaces en las organizaciones. El interés en investigar procesos de gestión de conocimiento se ha intensificado en diversas áreas. Fue desarrollada una revisión sistemática de la literatura, basada en la cuestión: ¿Cuáles son las contribuciones de las publicaciones en revistas brasileñas e internacionales sobre gestión de conocimiento en salud? La muestra abarcó a 32 ítems que cumplieron con los criterios de inclusión. Los resultados mostraron que el 78% de las revistas que publicaron sobre el tema son internacionales, 77% de los investigadores actúan en la educación superior y 65% tiene título de doctor. Los textos originaron a cinco categorías temáticas, siendo las principales: desarrollo de sistemas de gestión del conocimiento en salud (37,5%, discusiones sobre la aplicación de la gestión del conocimiento en salud (28,1% y función del enfermero en la gestión del conocimiento (18,7%.O conhecimento tem sido utilizado como recurso no planejamento de ações inteligentes e eficazes nas organizações. O

  6. Biopsychosocial factors that interfere in the rehabilitation of burn victims: integrative literature review Factores biopsicosociales que interfieren en la rehabilitación de víctimas de quemaduras: revisión integradora de la literatura Fatores biopsicossociais que interferem na reabilitação de vítimas de queimaduras: revisão integrativa da literatura

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    Natália Gonçalves

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to identify the biopsychosocial factors that influence the rehabilitation of burn victims, through an integrative literature review, from January 1987 to January 2007. Articles were searched in databases Scielo, Pubmed and Lilacs, resulting in 982 articles, of which 45 were selected, after the analysis and categorization processes. Most studies were descriptive and qualitative. The most frequently associated factors to the rehabilitation process were: mental health state before the accident, coping strategies and family support, besides the severity of the burn and the total body surface area burned. The quality of the selected studies, most classified as evidence level VI, shows the scarce production of strong evidences in this knowledge area, which needs more investment, considering the important implications of the sequelae of burns in the social reintegration of these people.Este estudio tuvo como objetivo identificar los factores biopsicosociales que influyen en la rehabilitación de víctimas de quemaduras, por medio de una revisión integradora de la literatura, en el período de enero de 1.987 a enero de 2.007. A partir de la búsqueda de los artículos en las bases de datos Scielo, Pubmed y Lilacs, se obtuvieron 982 artículos, de los cuales 45 fueron seleccionados. La mayor parte de los estudios era del tipo descriptivo y cualitativo. Los factores más frecuentemente asociados al proceso de rehabilitación fueron: estado de salud mental previo al accidente, estrategias de enfrentamiento y apoyo de la familia, además de la gravedad de la quemadura y de la superficie corporal quemada. La calidad de los estudios, en la mayoría clasificados con nivel de evidencia VI, llaman la atención para la escasa producción de evidencias fuertes en esta área del conocimiento, que necesita mayores inversiones, considerando las importantes implicaciones de las secuelas de la quemadura en la reintegración social de esas personas

  7. Inclusão de surdos: revisão integrativa da literatura científica Inclusión de sordos: revisión integrada de la literatura científica Inclusion of the deaf: an integrative review of scientific literature

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    Full Text Available O objetivo foi realizar uma revisão integrativa da literatura científica nacional sobre a inclusão de surdos. A partir de buscas nas bases LILACS, PePSIC e SciELO, entre 2005 e 2011, foram recuperados e analisados na íntegra sete artigos. Nota-se que, apesar dos esforços, a inclusão dos surdos em ambientes escolares não tem ocorrido de maneira satisfatória, havendo despreparo dos educadores e também dos sistemas de ensino. Predominam visões reducionistas que priorizam a oferta de vagas e recursos físicos como elementos únicos para a inclusão, desconsiderando abordagens que abarquem seus protagonistas, familiares, profissionais de saúde e de educação de maneira integrada. É necessário que a discussão sobre a inclusão de surdos não se restrinja a ambientes educacionais.El objetivo de este estudio fue realizar una revisión integrada de la literatura científica nacional sobre la inclusión de sordos. A partir de las búsquedas en las bases LILACS, PePSIC y SciELO, de 2005 y 2011, fueron recuperados y analizados integralmente siete artículos. Se nota que, a pesar de los esfuerzos, la inclusión de los sordos en los ambientes escolares no viene ocurriendo de manera satisfactoria, hay despreparación de los educadores y también de los sistemas de enseñanza. Predominan visiones reduccionistas que priorizan la necesidad de plazas y recursos físicos adaptados como elementos únicos para la inclusión, desconsiderando abordajes que abarquen sus protagonistas, familiares, profesionales de la salud y de educación de manera integrada. Es necesario que la discusión sobre la inclusión de sordos no se limite a los ambientes educacionales.The aim was to conduct an integrative review of national scientific literature on the inclusion of the deaf. Through searches of the LILACS, SciELO and PePSIC between 2005 and 2011 seven articles were retrieved and analyzed. It can be noticed that, despite the efforts, the inclusion of deaf people

  8. O enfermeiro no gerenciamento à qualidade em serviço hospitalar de emergência: revisão integrativa da literatura La enfermera en la gestión de la calidad en el servicio de urgencia en el hospital: revisión integradora de la literatura Quality management by nurses in hospitals' emergency services: integrative literature review

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    2011-12-01

    las enfermeras en la Acogida Clasificadora de Riesgo es una estrategia clave para la gestión de calidad en los servicios.This study aimed to analyze publications related to the activities of nurses managing the quality in the Emergency Services of Hospitals. An integrative literature review identified 4780 articles of which 8 were selected considering the criteria: full articles, published from 2000 to 2010; available in Portuguese; indexed in the databases of the Virtual Health Library. All the material was analyzed through Content Analysis. Two themes emerged: Working in the structuring of the nursing staff to the quality of care and Nursing actions managing the quality of care. The conclusion is that the promotion of the quality of care provided in Hospitals' Emergency Services is linked to the actions promoting the humanization of both care and caregivers, and that the role of the nurse in the User Reception with Risk Rating is a key strategy for managing quality in services.

  9. Adaptação dos adolescentes com cancro na fase de tratamento: uma revisão da literatura Adaptación de los adolescentes con cáncer durante el tratamiento: una revisión de la literatura Adaptation of adolescents with cancer during treatment: a literature review

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    Manuel G. H. Gameiro

    2012-12-01

    ón. Se abren nuevas perspectivas y se mencionan otros fenómenos que necesitan ser más investigados, especialmente en relación al proceso de adaptación como transición personal. También se deducen algunas implicaciones para la práctica de enfermería.Cancer in adolescence is an especially critical experience. Adolescents with cancer have to face the demands of confronting the threat to life and suffering related to the illness and treatments, along with the challenges and developmental conditions of their own stage in life. We conducted a systematic review of empirical literature indexed in online databases with the main aim of understanding “how to characterize and process the adaptation during treatment of adolescents with cancer“. Fifteen articles published since the year 2000 were analysed. From the results we identified some consistency in the empirical evidence, particularly related to coping and adjustment mechanisms and adaptive responses common in this population. New perspectives are described and other aspects suggested which need further research, particularly focusing on the adaptation process during personal transition. Some implications for nursing practice are also identified.

  10. Tumor de reto e cárdia sincrônicos: relato de caso e revisão da literatura Rectum and cardia cynchronous tumor: case report and literature review

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    Robson Luis Silveira Jara

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    Full Text Available Os autores relatam um caso raro de um paciente de 77 anos, que desenvolveu dois tumores sincrônicos do trato gastrintestinal, localizados em topografia de reto e cárdia. Feito o diagnóstico de ambos simultaneamente. Foi submetido à cirurgia em dois tempos e evoluiu bem, realizando a reconstrução do trato gastrintestinal três meses após a primeira intervenção. Não encontramos na literatura nenhum outro relato desta combinação de tumores.We discuss a 77-year-old man who developed two cancers: adenocarcinoma of the stomach and adenocarcinoma of the rectum. He was submitted at the surgery developed for two interventions and evolved aright. To the best of our knowledge, no other patient with the combination of these two cancers has been reported in the literature.

  11. Arquitetura muscular e envelhecimento: adaptação funcional e aspectos clínicos; revisão da literatura Muscle architecture and aging: functional adaptation and clinical aspects; a literature review

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    Rafael Reimann Baptista

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O envelhecimento é associado a um progressivo declínio na massa muscular, conhecido como sarcopenia, que afeta diretamente a arquitetura e a capacidade de produção de força muscular. O objetivo deste artigo foi revisar a literatura sobre os efeitos do envelhecimento sobre a arquitetura muscular, bem como revisar as principais evidências dos efeitos de programas de treinamento de força nas propriedades morfológicas da musculatura esquelética, discutindo as implicações clínicas da adaptação funcional na população idosa. Foram selecionados 42 artigos publicados entre 1993 e 2008 nas bases de dados Pubmed, Science Direct e Scopus, utilizando os descritores aging, older adults, elderly, muscle architecture, strength training e resistance training. Os artigos revisados suportam a idéia de que existem diferenças na arquitetura do músculo esquelético de idosos acometidos por sarcopenia quando comparados a adultos jovens saudáveis. As evidências parecem ser unânimes quanto à redução no volume, área de seção transversa fisiológica e ângulo de penação do músculo esquelético de idosos. Além disso, também há evidências de que o envelhecimento determina uma redução do comprimento fascicular e da espessura muscular, o que gera uma redução também da área de seção transversa anatômica. Programas terapêuticos de treinamento de força têm sido utilizados com o objetivo de retardar e até mesmo reverter os efeitos do envelhecimento sobre a musculatura dos idosos.Ageing is associated to a progressive decline in muscle mass - a phenomenon known as sarcopenia - which directly affects muscle architecture and force production capacity. The purpose of this study was to review current literature on the effects of aging on muscle architecture, as well as review evidences on the effects of resistance training programs onto morphological properties of skeletal muscles, also discussing clinical implications of functional

  12. Incidental Vocabulary Learning in Second Language Acquisition: A Literature Review (Aprendizaje incidental de vocabulario en la adquisición de una segunda lengua: una revisión de literatura)

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    This literature review aims to analyze previous studies that address the incidental learning of vocabulary in second language acquisition. The articles included in this literature review look into the understanding of vocabulary learning through incidental means, the relationship of reading and incidental vocabulary learning, and the strategies…

  13. Novas Considerações sobre a Fotoproteção no Brasil: Revisão de Literatura/New Considerations on the Photoprotection in Brazil: Literature Review

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    Mayara Motta Melo

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    . Therefore, it is necessary to draw up own concepts for Brazil and raise awareness about the dangers of solar radiation, so that the incidence of skin cancer can be definitely reduced. This review aims to show the relationship of solar radiation in Brazil with the skin of Brazilian and to highlight the importance of sun protection for this population. With this purpose, it was made a survey of original articles, literature reviews , Brazilian and international consensus and dermatology books.

  14. Gestión del control de acceso en historiales clínicos electrónicos: revisión sistemática de la literatura Access control management in electronic health records: a systematic literature review

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    Inmaculada Carrión Señor

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Este trabajo presenta los resultados de una revisión sistemática de la literatura relacionada con aspectos del control de acceso en sistemas de historias clínicas electrónicas, la seguridad en entornos inalámbricos y la formación de los usuarios de dichos sistemas en temas de privacidad y seguridad. Métodos: Como fuente de información se utilizaron artículos originales encontrados en las bases de datos Medline, ACM Digital Library, Wiley InterScience, IEEE Digital Library, Science@Direct, MetaPress, ERIC, CINAHL y Trip Database, publicados entre enero de 2006 y enero de 2011. Se extrajeron 1208 artículos usando una cadena de búsqueda predefinida, y el resultado fue revisado por los autores. El resultado final de la selección fue de 24 artículos. Resultados: 21 de los artículos encontrados mencionaban las políticas de acceso a los sistemas de historias clínicas electrónicas. Once artículos discuten si deben ser las personas o las entidades quienes concedan los permisos en las historias clínicas electrónicas. Los entornos inalámbricos sólo se consideran en tres artículos. Finalmente, sólo cuatro citan expresamente que es necesaria la formación técnica de los usuarios. Conclusiones: El control de acceso basado en roles es el mecanismo preferido para implementar la política de acceso por los diseñadores de historias clínicas electrónicas. El control de acceso es gestionado por usuarios y profesionales médicos en la mayoría de los sistemas, lo que promulga el derecho del paciente a controlar su información. Por último, la seguridad en entornos inalámbricos no es considerada en muchos casos, y sin embargo, una línea de investigación es la eSalud en entornos móviles, conocida como mHealth.Objective: This study presents the results of a systematic literature review of aspects related to access control in electronic health records systems, wireless security and privacy and security training for users

  15. Neuroimaging in specific phobia disorder: a systematic review of the literature Neuroimagem do transtorno de fobia específica: uma revisão sistemática da literatura

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Specific phobia (SP is characterized by irrational fear associated with avoidance of specific stimuli. In recent years, neuroimaging techniques have been used in an attempt to better understand the neurobiology of anxiety disorders. The objective of this study was to perform a systematic review of articles that used neuroimaging techniques to study SP. METHOD:A literature search was conducted through electronic databases, using the keywords: imaging, neuroimaging, PET, spectroscopy, functional magnetic resonance, structural magnetic resonance, SPECT, MRI, DTI, and tractography, combined with simple phobia and specific phobia. One-hundred fifteen articles were found, of which 38 were selected for the present review. From these, 24 used fMRI, 11 used PET, 1 used SPECT, 2 used structural MRI, and none used spectroscopy. RESULT: The search showed that studies in this area were published recently and that the neuroanatomic substrate of SP has not yet been consolidated. CONCLUSION: In spite of methodological differences among studies, results converge to a greater activation in the insula, anterior cingulate cortex, amygdala, and prefrontal and orbitofrontal cortex of patients exposed to phobia-related situations compared to controls. These findings support the hypotheses of the hyperactivation of a neuroanatomic structural network involved in SP.A Fobia Específica (SP do inglês é caracterizada por medos irracionais associados à evitação de estímulos específicos. Nos últimos anos, técnicas de neuroimagem vêm sendo empregadas na tentativa de melhor compreender a neurobiologia dos transtornos de ansiedade. O objetivo do presente estudo é realizar uma revisão sistemática dos artigos que utilizaram neuroimagem para estudar a SP. A busca na literatura foi realizada por intermédio de indexadores eletrônicos, utilizando-se as palavras-chave: imaging, neuroimaging, PET, spectroscopy, functional magnetic ressonance, structural

  16. Diabetes melito do tipo 2 na infância e adolescência: revisão da literatura Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents: literature review

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    Monica Gabbay

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: análise crítica dos estudos sobre a epidemiologia, fisiopatologia, diagnóstico e tratamento do DM2 no jovem. MÉTODOS: revisão da literatura nos últimos 10 anos, através de pesquisa no banco de dados Medline, utilizando os termos "diabetes do tipo 2 no jovem". RESULTADOS: a fisiopatologia do DM2 no jovem é semelhante à do adulto, e compreende tanto a resistência à ação da insulina como uma alteração na função da célula beta-pancreática. O antecedente familiar para DM2, a presença de obesidade, a acanthosis nigricans, o peptídeo C de jejum superior a 0,6 ng/ml, a ausência de auto-anticorpos antiilhotas pancreáticas, em combinações variáveis, são pontos importantes para o diagnóstico desse tipo de DM. Cinco a 25% dos jovens com esse tipo de DM podem apresentar cetoacidose no diagnóstico. Nesses pacientes, o tratamento inicial com insulina é possível de ser descontinuado durante a evolução. A aderência à dieta e ao exercício físico são os elementos mais importantes do tratamento destes adolescentes. CONCLUSÃO: como a obesidade nos jovens tem aumentado, tanto em países industrializados como nos países em industrialização, o DM2 no jovem pode ser considerado um problema emergente também na nossa população.OBJECTIVE: the objective of this manuscript was to perform a critical review of epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis e treatment of T2DM in youth. SOURCES OF DATA: this review is based on the relevant literature published. The sources available for the authors were integrated with sources identified through Medline database. The key words used for searching were "Type 2 Diabetes in the Youth" in the last ten years. SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS: the pathophysiology (altered beta-cell function and insulin resistance of T2DM in youth is similar to adult's pathophysiology. Familiar Type 2 diabetes history, presence of obesity, acanthosis nigricans, high fasting plasma C-peptide levels and absence of

  17. Características morfofuncionais do trânsito orofaríngeo na bulimia: revisão de literatura Morphofunctional characteristics of the oropharyngeal tract in bulimia: review of literature

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    Full Text Available TEMA: deglutição e bulimia. OBJETIVO: apresentar e discutir os achados científicos descritos na literatura quanto às características orofaríngeas relacionadas à deglutição em portadores de bulimia nervosa do tipo purgativa. CONCLUSÃO: a bulimia nervosa acarreta uma série de alterações em estruturas e funções que compõem o trânsito orofaríngeo, como erosão dentária, hipersensibilidade, enfraquecimento e fratura dos dentes, problemas de oclusão, cáries, doenças periodontais, dessensibilização intra-oral, hipogeusia, úlceras, granulomas, queilite angular, hipertrofia das glândulas parótidas, tosse e odinofagia. Existe um predomínio na literatura científica de relatos sobre alterações morfológicas em detrimento das funcionais. Poucos relatos abordaram diretamente a relação entre a bulimia e deglutição, apenas mencionando superficialmente as possibilidades de desencadeamento da disfagia orofaríngea.BACKGROUND: deglutition and bulimia. PURPOSE: to submit and discuss the scientific research concerning oropharyngeal characteristics related to deglutition in patients with purging type bulimia nervosa. CONCLUSIONS: bulimia nervosa entails a series of changes in structures and functions that compose the oropharyngeal tract, such as dental erosion, hypersensitivity, weakness and fracture of the teeth, occlusion problems, caries, periodontal diseases, intraoral desensitization, hypogeusia, ulceration, granulomas, angular cheilitis, enlargement of the parotid glands, coughs and odynophagia. There is a prevalence in the scientific literature of reports about morphologic alterations on the detriment of the functional ones. Few reports discussed the relationship between bulimia and deglutition, superficially mentioning the possibilities for triggering oropharyngeal dysphagia.

  18. Social acceptance of CO{sub 2} storage: Review of case studies and literature review; Aceptabilidad Social del Almacenamiento de CO{sub 2}: Revision de Estudios de Caso y Revision de la Literatura

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    Stake holder and public acceptance of CCS will play an important role in the efficient technology development. Together with socio-political acceptance, local acceptance could raise significant challenges to CCS deployment. The objective of the present work is to analyse the social acceptance of CO{sub 2} storage. First, we review the social science literature on local reactions and acceptance of risk technology projects. Lessons learned during these last decades around possible local reactions to risk technology facilities could help in the design of communication strategies for the context of CO{sub 2} storage. Second, we review different case studies of European CCS projects in which some strategy of public information, communication or engagement has been initiated from the promoters of the project. (Author) 26 refs.

  19. Eletromiografia de superfície para avaliação dos músculos do assoalho pélvico feminino: revisão de literatura Evaluation of female pelvic floor muscles using surface electromyography: literature review

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    Ana Paula Magalhães Resende

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    Full Text Available A eletromiografia de superfície tem grande importância clínica e de pesquisa para o fisioterapeuta. Apesar de captar a atividade elétrica promovida pelo recrutamento das unidades motoras, há boa correlação entre o número de unidades ativadas e a força muscular. É um dos métodos de maior especificidade na avaliação do assoalho pélvico, embora não haja consenso em relação à sua aplicação. Essa revisão de literatura foi desenvolvida com o objetivo de agrupar as informações sobre o uso da eletromiografia de superfície na avaliação do assoalho pélvico. Foram pesquisados artigos nas bases de dados Medline, PubMed, Lilacs, SciELO e Biblioteca Cochrane, e selecionados os que avaliassem o assoalho pélvico feminino por meio de eletromiografia de superfície. Apesar de sua metodologia ainda carecer de padronização, é um instrumento que deve ser considerado nas pesquisas científicas em nosso meio, pois parece apresentar boa reprodutibilidade e confiabilidade. Pacientes com disfunções do assoalho pélvico possuem alterações no tempo de ativação dos músculos do assoalho pélvico (MAP e músculos abdominais. Quanto à gestação e puerpério, ainda faltam evidências sobre possíveis alterações da ativação elétrica dos MAP nesses períodos.Surface electromyography has clinical and research importance for the physiotherapist. Although capturing electrical activity promoted by recruitment of motor units, there is a good correlation between the number of activated units and muscle strength. This is one of the methods of higher specificity in pelvic floor evaluation, although the lack of consensus regarding its application. The aim of this literature review was to cluster information regarding to the use of surface electromyography in the evaluation of pelvic floor. Papers were searched in Medline, Pubmed Lilacs, SciELO and Cochrane Library. Were selected papers which methods used surface electromyography to evaluate the

  20. Injeção de corticosteróide em patologias vocais inflamatórias crônicas, revisão da literatura Steroid injection in chronic inflammatory vocal fold disorders, literature review

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    Andrea Maria Campagnolo

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Os corticosteróides são potentes inibidores da inflamação e da cicatrização. Administração local de esteróides diretamente na laringe tem sido relatada em diversas patologias laríngeas. OBJETIVO: O objetivo desse estudo é realizar uma revisão da literatura sobre o uso de infiltração de corticosteróide em pregas vocais, em pacientes com patologias vocais benignas, inflamatórias e crônicas de laringe. METODOLOGIA: Realizou-se uma busca eletrônica na base de dados Medline, selecionando-se estudos clínicos que utilizavam corticosteróides em patologias benignas da laringe. RESULTADOS: Os corticosteróides são indicados nas seguintes situações: 1 doenças inflamatórias agudas, principalmente naquelas relacionadas a edema que comprometa a via aérea; 2 doenças auto-imunes com alterações laríngeas; 3 estenose laríngea; 4 em lesões benignas inflamatórias das pregas vocais, como nódulos, pólipos e edema de Reinke, para diminuir o processo inflamatório pré-cirúrgico ou na tentativa de se evitar uma intervenção cirúrgica; 5 em fonocirurgia, com o objetivo de reduzir a formação de cicatriz. Seu uso pode ser profilático, visando à prevenção da formação de cicatriz ou terapêutico em uma cicatriz já formada. CONCLUSÃO: Os corticosteróides podem ser considerados uma opção terapêutica importante no manejo de várias patologias, principalmente aquelas de origem inflamatória que causam alterações vocais.Steroids are potent inhibitors of inflammation and wound repair. Local administration of steroids directly into the larynx has been reported in many laryngeal diseases. AIM: The purpose of this study is to review related literature about the use of steroid injection in patients with benign, inflammatory and chronic vocal disease. METHODOLOGY: We performed an electronic survey in Medline database and selected clinical trials regarding steroid use in benign laryngeal diseases. RESULTS: Steroids are indicated in

  1. Variáveis psicossociais associadas à cirurgia ortognática: uma revisão sistemática da literatura Psychosocial variables associated with orthognathic surgery: a systematic literature review

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    Sónia Cortinhas Carvalho

    2012-01-01

    . This paper focuses on a review of the literature from the last nine years and seeks to determine if some of the psychosocial characteristics of the patient contribute to the effectiveness of orthodontic-surgical treatment. Our research identified 14 studies and the results are presented according to the following: (a pre-surgical phase; (b short-term and mid-term post-surgical phases; and (c long-term post-surgical phase. We observed that some of the patient's characteristics and a closer patient-caregiver relationship seem to contribute to the satisfaction of the treatment. However, it is the quality of preventive psychological support towards risk factors that seems to determine the success of this orthodontic treatment. Overvaluation of expectations towards psychological benefits, insecurity in the decision making, lack of knowledge about the emotional costs of the surgery, lack of social support (or family pressure as well as psychopathological disorders justify the need of psychological support. Finally, some positive and negative patient characteristics have been pointed out in this paper, and suggestions for future investigations have been made.

  2. Siringomas periorbitários - excisão com tesoura de castroviejo: experiência em 38 pacientes e revisão da literatura Periorbital syringomas - excision with Castroviejo scissors: experience in 38 patients and literature review

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    Ediléia Bagatin

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Siringoma é tumor anexial benigno do ducto sudoríparo écrino cujo tratamento é realizado por diversas modalidades cirúrgicas com resultados variáveis. OBJETIVO: 1. Relatar a experiência no tratamento cirúrgico de siringomas periorbitários mediante excisão com a tesoura oftalmológica de Castroviejo, seguida pela cicatrização por segunda intenção. 2. Apresentar revisão da literatura com enfoque no aspecto terapêutico. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: Em 68 meses foram tratados 38 pacientes com siringomas periorbitários. Realizada a exérese cirúrgica com tesoura oftalmológica de Castroviejo seguida pela cicatrização por segunda intenção. Realizadas avaliações sete, 30 e 90 dias após a cirurgia. O seguimento variou entre três e 62 meses, com média de 33 meses. RESULTADOS: Dos 38 pacientes tratados, 63,1% tiveram resultado ótimo, 31,6% bom e 5,3% regular. A única complicação imediata observada foi edema, e as tardias foram: hipocromia (12 casos, cicatriz deprimida (um caso e hipertrófica (um caso. Não ocorreram recidivas no período observado. CONCLUSÕES: O tratamento dos siringomas periorbitários mediante exérese cirúrgica com tesoura oftalmológica de Castroviejo, seguida pela cicatrização por segunda intenção, constitui procedimento ambulatorial de baixo custo e fácil execução. Proporciona resultados satisfatórios, sem recidivas, apesar da possibilidade de ocorrer hipocromia transitória.BACKGROUND: Syringomas are benign adnexal tumors from intraepidermal eccrine ducts, treated by diverse surgical modalities with variable results. OBJECTIVES: 1. To report our experience in surgical treatment of multiple periorbital syringomas excised by Castroviejo scissors followed by healing by secondary intention. 2. To present a literature review with emphasis on therapeutic aspects. MATERIAL AND METHOD: During 68 months we treated 38 cases of periorbital syringoma. All of them were submitted to surgical excision

  3. Deglutição e consistências alimentares pastosas e sólidas: revisão crítica de literatura Deglutition of pasty and solid food: a critical review of the literature

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    Amanda Checchinato Pansarini

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Levantar artigos científicos internacionais sobre a fisiologia da deglutição de alimentos nas consistências néctar, mel, pudim, pastosa heterogênea, semissólida e sólida, nas fases oral e faríngea. MÉTODOS: Trata-se de estudo de revisão qualitativa da literatura. Para a seleção dos artigos, foi utilizada a base de dados PubMed com emprego dos descritores "Swallowing and consistency", "Swallowing and solid" e "Swallowing and pasty", limitando-se a pesquisas publicadas no idioma inglês, entre os anos de 2005 e 2010, realizadas com seres humanos maiores de 18 anos. A metodologia empregada envolveu formulação da pergunta, localização e seleção dos estudos, e avaliação crítica dos artigos, conforme os preceitos do Cochrane Handbook. RESULTADOS: Foram identificados 211 estudos, dos quais 18 foram analisados, pois permitiam acesso ao texto completo e eram diretamente relacionados ao tema. CONCLUSÃO: Os estudos apresentam metodologia pouco uniforme, não havendo padronização, principalmente quanto aos métodos de avaliação. Em geral, as pesquisas foram realizadas com sujeitos saudáveis ou remeteram a um tipo de patologia, sem utilização de casos-controle. A heterogeneidade dos estudos possibilita que diferentes grupos de patologias sejam avaliados, porém, a variabilidade metodológica dificulta a definição e generalização dos padrões encontrados. Sendo assim, não é possível evidenciar dados que embasem a prática clínica fonoaudiológica no que diz respeito à fisiologia normal ou alterada da deglutição de diferentes consistências alimentares, tanto para sujeitos normais quanto para os acometidos por alguma desordem.PURPOSE: To analyze published international scientific papers on the physiology of deglutition in oral and pharyngeal phases, considering different food consistencies: nectar, honey, pudding, pasty heterogeneous, semi-solid, and solid. METHODS: This is a qualitative literature reviews

  4. Tumor de Abrikossoff: revisión de la literatura y presentación de tres casos Abrikossoff’s tumor: literature review and report of three cases

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    R. Luaces Rey

    2007-12-01

    usually preserved. Immunohistochemical analisis reveals positive reaction to S-100 protein, neuronal enolase, mielinic protein as P0 and P2. We present three cases of GCT of the tongue and a brief review of the literature. The first case was found in a 36 year old woman, the second in a 45 year old man and the third one in a 55 year old man. The lesions were placed in the lateral border, the ventral surface and the dorsal surface of the tongue. The treatment was surgycal, and there was no evidence of recurrence after a period from eight months to two years of follow up.

  5. Artrodesis C1C2 con tornillos transarticulares en artritis reumatoidea: experiencia y revisión de la literatura Artrodese C1 C2 com parafusos transarticulares em artrite reumatoide: experiência e revisão de literatura C1 C2 arthrodesis with transarticular screws in rheumatoid arthritis: experience and literature review

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    Lyonel Beaulieu Lalanne

    2011-01-01

    tratamento cirúrgico. Foi realizada a fixação C1-C2 com parafusos transarticulares por via posterior e cerclagem com fio metálico e enxerto autólogo. O Índice de Ranawat pré e pós-operatorio foi registrado, assim como a distância anterior atlas-dontoide (DAAO, o tempo operatório, os dias de hospitalização, as complicações trans e pós-operatórias e o tempo de consolidação. O seguimento médio foi de 34 meses. RESULTADOS: Todos os pacientes apresentaram melhora do Índice de Ranawat no pós-operatório, a DAAO pré-operatória média foi de 11,9 cm (DP ± 2,57, variação de 7 a 16, e a DAAO pós-operatória média foi de 3 cm (DP ± 1,20, com a variação de 2 a 6. O tempo cirúrgico médio foi de 94 minutos e o período médio de de hospitalização foi 7 dias. Não foram observadas complicações intraoperatórias. Um paciente apresentou seroma de ferida operatória que necessitou de tratamento cirúrgico. O tempo de consolidação foi em média 14 semanas. CONCLUSÃO: A artrodese atlanto-axial com parafusos e cerclagem com fio metálico é uma boa alternativa no tratamento da instabilidade C1-C2 nos pacientes portadores de AR, proporcionando bons resultados clínicos e radiológicos.OBJECTIVE: Present the long term clinical and radiological results in C1-C2 transarticular screws technique with posterior wiring in RA patients and presenting the current literature review. METHODS: From 2002 to 2006, eleven patients (9 women and 2 men with RA and C1-C2 instability underwent C1-C2 arthrodesis with transarticular screws plus posterior wiring and autologous iliac crest bone graft. A retrospective chart and radiographic review was performed. Ranawat Index was recorded in pre- and post-operative, as well as anterior atlantodental interval (AADI, operating time, days of hospitalization and complications. The mean follow up (FU was 34 months. RESULTS: All patients presented improved Ranawat Index at follow up. Average pre-operative AADI was 11,9mm (SD ± 2

  6. Implicações emocionais da chegada de um irmão para o primogênito: uma revisão da literatura Repercusiones emocionales del nacimento del segundo hijo en el primogénito: una revision de la literatura Emotional implications of the arrival of a sibling for the firstborn: a literature review

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    Débora Silva de Oliveira

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available O nascimento do segundo filho é uma fase específica do ciclo vital familiar, que acarreta mudanças, especialmente para o primogênito. O presente artigo examina questões teóricas e estudos empíricos acerca das implicações emocionais da chegada de um irmão para o primogênito. Os estudos sugerem que este momento é especial tanto para a mãe, que precisa cuidar de dois filhos, quanto para o primogênito, que deixa de ser filho único e precisa compartilhar os cuidados maternos. A literatura que tem se dedicado ao impacto do nascimento de um segundo filho no primogênito apresenta resultados contraditórios: se, por um lado, aponta mais comportamentos regressivos, de dependência, do primogênito, por outro, indica maior independência. A literatura ainda considera os comportamentos regressivos como "negativos", enquanto os de independência como "positivos" e de crescimento. Torna-se fundamental identificar momentos de transição na família, passíveis de mudanças, a fim de ajudar os pais a compreenderem que a criança tem seu próprio ritmo de desenvolvimento rumo à independência e pode apresentar comportamentos mais regressivos nos momentos de transição.El nacimiento del segundo hijo se caracteriza por ser una etapa específica del ciclo vital familiar, generando cambios, en especial al primogénito. El presente artículo examina algunas cuestiones teóricas y estudios empíricos acerca de las repercusiones emocionales con la llegada de un hermano para el primogénito. Los resultados sugieren que ese momento es especial tanto para la madre, que necesita cuidar de la maternidad de sus dos hijos, cuanto para el niño que deja de ser su único hijo y necesita compartir los cuidados maternos. Específicamente cuanto al primogénito, la literatura presenta resultados contradictorios. Si, por un lado, apunta mayor dependencia, por otro lado, indica mayor independencia. La literatura aún considera los comportamientos regresivos como

  7. Administração de antibióticos por via subcutânea: uma revisão integrativa da literatura Administración de antibióticos por vía subcutánea: una revisión integrativa de la literatura Administration of antibiotics subcutaneously: an integrative literature review

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    Eliete Farias Azevedo

    2012-01-01

    ídeos, se observaron lesiones graves y necrosis tecidual. La baja tolerancia refuerza la restricción de uso apenas para esa clase de antibióticos. CONCLUSIÓN: Las previsiones de eficacia terapéutica y la buena tolerancia sugieren una posibilidad a ser considerada cuando se desea una vía de administración parenteral alternativa, sin embargo se recomienda cautela, puesto que ninguno de los estudios evaluó a pacientes en cuidados paliativos.OBJECTIVE: To characterize scientific articles related to the use of antibiotics by the subcutaneous route in patients with difficult venous access in palliative care, regarding local tolerance and therapeutic efficacy. METHODS: Integrative literature review conducted in the databases of LILACS, CINAHL, PubMED, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library, using Evidence-Based Practice as a theoretical framework. RESULTS: Seventeen articles were selected with ten different antibiotics, with ceftriaxone being the most studied antibiotic. Therapeutic efficacy was observed based on pharmacokinetic and clinical parameters. The local tolerance was associated with greater dilution of antibiotics. With administration of aminoglycosides, serious injuries and tissue necrosis were observed. A low tolerance reinforced the restriction of use only to this class of antibiotics. CONCLUSION: The predictions of therapeutic efficacy and good tolerance suggest a possibility to be considered when there is need of an alternative parenteral route of administration, but caution is advised, since none of the studies evaluated patients in palliative care.

  8. Hematoma após raquianestesia tratado conservadoramente: relato de caso e revisão da literatura Hematoma después de raquianestesia tratado conservadoramente: relato de caso y revisión de la literatura Conservative treatment of hematoma after spinal anesthesia: case report and literature review

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    Daniel Segabinazzi

    2007-04-01

    objetivo de este trabajo fue describir un caso de hematoma después raquianestesia tratado de forma conservadora y revisar los trabajos en la literatura. RELATO DEL CASO: Paciente del sexo masculino, 73 años, 65 kg, 1,67 m, estado físico ASA III. Fue sometido a raquianestesia para retirada de catéter de diálisis peritoneal. Durante la realización de la punción hubo parestesias en el miembro inferior derecho. Se inyectaron 15 mg de bupivacaína hiperbárica a 0,5% sin vasoconstrictor. Veinte y cuatro horas después de la realización del bloqueo el paciente permanecía con anestesia en silla de montar y con dolor lumbar, y 48 horas después del procedimiento presentó una incontinencia urinaria. La resonancia nuclear magnética demostró la existencia de un proceso expansivo subaracnoideo, con compresión de raíces nerviosas (L4 a S1. Después de la evaluación del neurocirujano, se empieza el tratamiento conservador. El paciente recibió alta hospitalaria el 18° día de postoperatorio asintomático. CONCLUSIÓN: El caso presentado mostró una buena evolución con el tratamiento conservador.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Spinal anesthesia caries the risk of bleeding. Compression of nervous tissue secondary to the formation of a hematoma can cause neurological damage, which, if not diagnosed and treated in a timely fashion, can be permanent. The identification of risk factors, diagnosis, and early treatment are important for the prognosis. The objective of this report was to describe the case of a hematoma after spinal anesthesia treated conservatively, and review the literature. CASE REPORT: Male patient, 73 years old, 65 kg, 1.67 m, and ASA physical status III, underwent spinal anesthesia for removal of a peritoneal dialysis catheter. During the puncture, the patient experienced paresthesia of the right lower limb. Fifteen milligrams of 0.5% hyperbaric bupivacaine without vasoconstrictor were administered. Twenty-four hours later, saddle anesthesia and lumbar pain

  9. Prevalência e fatores de risco de dores nas costas em adolescentes: uma revisão sistemática da literatura Prevalencia y factores de riesgo del dolor de espalda en adolescentes: una revisión sistemática de la literatura Prevalence and risk factors for back pain in adolescents: a systematic literature review

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    Arménio Cruz

    2012-03-01

    referencia, siguiendo un proceso sistemático desde la selección de los recursos de pesquisa hasta la evaluación crítica de los textos seleccionados. La investigación tuvo como objetivo responder a la pregunta “¿Cuáles es la prevalencia y cuáles son los factores de riesgo del dolor de espalda entre adolescentes con edades entre los 11 e 19 años?” En esta revisión fueron incluidos 24 artículos con una buena y moderada calidad metodológica y, a pesar de la incongruencia respecto al concepto del dolor de espalda, las prevalencias varían a nivel temporal y local. Los factores de riesgo son multidimensionales, entre los cuales el género y la edad emergieron como siendo los más evidentes. Se proponen estudios prospectivos en esta temática y, la información y la educación aparecen como siendo las estrategias más adecuadas para prevenir este problema de salud pública.Spinal complaints are common among adults and have significant individual, social and economic aspects. Some studies report that the source of these problems arises in childhood and adolescence. In this context, we intended to identify the prevalence and risk factors for back pain in adolescence and analyze the scientific evidence currently available. We conducted a systematic literature review between January 2005 and August 2010, with inclusion criteria and pre-defined descriptors using several databases of references, following a systematic process from selection of research resources to the critical evaluation of selected texts. The research question was “What is the prevalence and what are the risk factors for back pain among adolescents aged 11-19 years?”. We included 24 articles of good and moderate methodological quality and, despite inconsistency in the definition of back pain, prevalence rates vary in time and place. Risk factors are multidimensional, and gender and age emerged as the most obvious. Prospective studies are proposed on this issue, and information and education emerge

  10. Nursing diagnoses validated in cardiology in Brazil: integrative literature review Diagnósticos de enfermería validados en cardiología en el Brasil: revisión integrativa de literatura Diagnósticos de enfermagem validados em cardiologia no Brasil: revisão integrativa de literatura

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    Camila Takáo Lopes

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To identify nursing diagnoses (ND currently appearing in the NANDA-I taxonomy, validated in the area of cardiology in Brazil. METHODS: An integrative literature review, guided by the following question: what nursing diagnoses were validated in Brazil? Eleven works were analyzed: three content validations and eight clinical validations. RESULTS: The NDs validated were: activity intolerance, decreased cardiac output, spiritual distress, deficient knowledge, excessive fluid volume, ineffective airway clearance, ineffective peripheral tissue perfusion, fear, anxiety, and pain. The highlights were the production of the graduate programs in public institutions, the validation of defining characteristics, models of validation and the modified Fehring criteria for selection of experts . The clinical validation model was used for NDs of the psychobiological sphere; the content validation model was used mainly for NDs in the psychosocial and psychospiritual spheres. CONCLUSION: The knowledge produced can provide a basis for future studies on the relevance of the content of nursing outcomes in the evaluation of the effectiveness of nursing interventions in the country.OBJETIVO: Identificar diagnósticos de enfermería (DEs que se encuentran actualmente en la taxonomía de la NANDA, validados en el área de Cardiología en el Brasil. MÉTODOS: Revisión integrativa de literatura, orientada por la siguiente pregunta:qué diagnósticos de enfermería fueron validados en el Brasil. Fueron analizados 11 trabajos: tres validaciones de contenido y ocho validaciones clínicas. RESULTADOS: Los DEs validados fueron Intolerancia a la Actividad, Débito Cardiaco Disminuído, Angustia Espiritual, Conocimiento deficiente, Volumen Excesivo de Líquidos, Desobstrucción Ineficaz de Vías Aéreas, Perfusión Tisular Periférica Ineficaz, Miedo, Ansieda y dolor. Se destacaron la producción del Postgrado de instituciones públicas, la validación de las caracter

  11. Intervenções educativas em asma na infância: uma revisão analítica da literatura Educational interventions for children with asthma: an analytical review of the literature

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    Lívia Fonseca da Silva Carvalho de Azevedo Santana

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizada uma revisão analítica da literatura visando avaliar as internações educativas para asmáticos de 0 a 18 anos, no período de 1992 a 2002, e identificar características relacionadas com sua eficácia. Foram utilizados diversas bases de dados. Realizou-se também pesquisa manual, entre as referências bibliográficas dos trabalhos selecionados. Foram incluídos 39 trabalhos (27 controlados, tendo sido encontrados resultados variáveis, que, no entanto, permitiram vislumbrar a validade da educação no controle da asma pediátrica. Os parâmetros de avaliação usados pelos estudos foram: variáveis de morbidade, uso de serviços de saúde, qualidade de vida, função pulmonar, conhecimento sobre a doença e habilidades de automanejo. Em 32 estudos (82%, relatou-se benefício sobre uma ou mais variáveis. Entre os 27 estudos controlados, 85,7% produziram melhora nas habilidades de automanejo, 83,3% no conhecimento, 80% nos sintomas diurnos ou noturnos, 71,4% nas visitas médicas não programadas, 66,6% na capacidade para atividades físicas, 54,5% nas hospitalizações, 50% nas visitas à emergência, 50% na função pulmonar, 22,2% no absenteísmo escolar e 20% na qualidade de vida. O número de itens de conteúdo foi a única característica dos programas educativos revisados associada ao nível de eficácia. Técnicas educativas sofisticadas não contribuíram para melhores resultados. A educação de crianças e adolescentes asmáticos produz resultados benéficos, mas são necessários estudos com melhor controle de variáveis confundidoras, para uma avaliação mais precisa da sua eficácia.A review of the literature published from 1992 to 2002 was performed in order to evaluate educational interventions for asthmatics from 0 to 18 years of age and to identify characteristics related to the efficacy of such interventions. Various databases were used, and a manual search of the references found in the studies selected was

  12. Anestesia para cirurgia bariátrica: avaliação retrospectiva e revisão da literatura Anestesia para cirugía bariátrica: evaluación retrospectiva y revisión de la literatura Anesthesia for bariatric surgery: retrospective evaluation and literature review

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    Airton Bagatini

    2006-06-01

    treatment for morbid obesity is an effective way to maintain weight control in the long run. This study aimed at compiling complications, co-morbidities and major anesthetic aspects of patients submitted to bariatric procedures and at comparing results with data in the literature. METHODS: This study has reviewed the literature and retrospectively analyzed the records of patients submitted to bariatric surgery between September 2001 and December 2004. All patients were submitted to the laparotomy Capella technique performed by the same surgical team in the same hospital. RESULTS: Females were predominant, mean age was 39.6 years and mean body mass index (BMI was 44.65 kg/m². Systemic arterial hypertension (SAH was the most prevalente associate disease and complications observed were subclavian vein thrombosis, pulmonary infection, residual neuromuscular block, postoperative gastrointestinal bleeding, intestinal obstruction and anastomotic dehiscence. Mortality rate was 0.7%. CONCLUSIONS: Diseases such as SAH and osteoarthritis are highly prevalent in obese patients. There were major postoperative respiratory system complications. This stresses the importance of the anesthetic technique and of postoperative analgesia allowing for early ambulation and the ability to normally breathe and cough. It has been observed that several aspects of anesthesia for obese patients are already defined as beneficial or noxious; however, several subjects are still undefined and should be discussed and studied to constantly improve the anesthetic management of such patients.

  13. Cisto linfoepitelial oral: relato de quatro casos e revisão de 119 casos apresentados na literatura Oral lymphoepithelial cyst: report of 4 cases and review of 119 cases reported in the literature

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    Luiz Eduardo Rodrigues Juliasse

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O cisto linfoepitelial oral é uma lesão incomum, assintomática e de pequenas dimensões, geralmente descoberto durante exames de rotina da cavidade bucal. OBJETIVO: Relatar quatro casos de cisto linfoepitelial oral, confrontando seus aspectos com aqueles reportados em outros 119 casos publicados na literatura. RELATO DOS CASOS: Três casos em mulheres, com idade entre 16 e 23 anos, e um caso em homem, com 45 anos, caracterizados por nódulos assintomáticos, de pequenas dimensões e coloração variando do branco ao amarelado. Dois casos estavam localizados na superfície ventral da língua, um em assoalho bucal e outro em orofaringe. Histologicamente, as lesões revelaram cavidade cística contendo quantidade variável de células epiteliais descamadas, revestida por epitélio pavimentoso estratificado, predominantemente paraceratinizado, de interface plana com o tecido conjuntivo. A cápsula fibrosa exibiu um denso infiltrado linfocítico, com identificação de centros germinativos em apenas dois casos. CONCLUSÃO: A análise conjunta dos casos apresentados neste trabalho e de outros 119 casos relatados na literatura revela que os cistos linfoepiteliais orais exibem predileção pelo gênero masculino, com ápice de incidência na terceira década de vida. Em geral, essas lesões se apresentam como pequenos nódulos assintomáticos localizados no assoalho bucal. Histologicamente, a maioria dos casos revela epitélio cístico com padrão de maturação paraceratinizado e exibe centros germinativos na cápsula fibrosa.INTRODUCTION: The oral lymphoepithelial cyst is a rare, asymptomatic lesion with small dimensions, commonly discovered during routine examination of the oral cavity. OBJECTIVE: To report four cases of oral lymphoepithelial cyst and compare their aspects with other 119 cases reported in the literature. CASE REPORT: Three cases in women, age range 16 to 23, and one case in a 45-year-old man, all of them presenting

  14. Diastrophic dysplasia: prenatal diagnosis and review of the literature Displasia diastrófica: diagnóstico pré-natal e revisão da literatura

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    Jonathan Celli Honório

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXT Diastrophic dysplasia is a type of osteochondrodysplasia caused by homozygous mutation in the gene DTDST (diastrophic dysplasia sulfate transporter gene. Abnormalities occurring particularly in the skeletal and cartilaginous system are typical of the disease, which has an incidence of 1 in 100,000 live births. CASE REPORT The case of a pregnant woman, without any consanguineous relationship with her husband, whose fetus was diagnosed with skeletal dysplasia based on ultrasound findings and DNA tests, is described. An obstetric ultrasound scan produced in the 16th week of gestation revealed characteristics that guided the clinical diagnosis. Prominent among these characteristics were rhizomelia of the lower and upper limbs (shortening of the proximal portions and mesomelia (shortening of the intermediate portions. Both upper limbs showed marked curvature, with the first finger of the upper limbs in abduction and clinodactyly of the fifth finger. Molecular analysis using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR and gene sequencing detected mutations that had already been described in the literature for the gene DTDST, named c.862C > T and c.2147_2148insCT. Therefore, the fetus was a compound heterozygote, carrying two different mutations. CONCLUSIONS Prenatal diagnosis of this condition allowed a more realistic interpretation of the prognosis, and of the couple's reproductive future. This case report shows the contribution of molecular genetics towards the prenatal diagnosis, for which there are few descriptions in the literature. CONTEXTO A displasia diastrófica é uma osteocondrodisplasia causada por mutação homozigótica no gene DTDST (diastrophic dysplasia sulfate transporter gene. As alterações, principalmente nos sistemas esquelético e cartilaginoso, são típicas dessa doença, que tem uma incidência de 1 em 100.000 nascidos vivos. RELATO DO CASO Descreve-se o caso de uma mulher gestante, sem relação consanguínea com o seu

  15. Influência dos pais no processo de escolha profissional dos filhos: uma revisão da literatura Parental influence on their children's career choice: a literature review

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    Fabiana Hilário de Almeida

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Considerando a reconhecida importância da família, sobretudo dos pais, no desenvolvimento vocacional do adolescente, como aponta a literatura, este estudo objetiva contribuir com uma sistematização da produção do conhecimento sobre a influência dos pais no processo de escolha da carreira de filhos adolescentes. Trata-se de um estudo ilustrativo e não representativo. O corpus de análise foi constituído por artigos, livros, teses e dissertações, encontrados em bases eletrônicas de dados e em acervos de universidades. As publicações foram sistematizadas segundo os referenciais teóricos predominantes nos textos analisados. Os resultados mostraram que, independentemente dos referenciais, a influência dos pais ocorre continuamente nos processos de interação dentro dos grupos familiares. Apesar dessa constatação, identificou-se lacuna de estudos sobre intervenções realizadas diretamente com os pais de jovens em processo de escolha da carreira no contexto brasileiro.Having in view the importance of family, chiefly parents, in adolescents' vocational development, as seen in the literature, this study aimed at contributing with a systematization of production of knowledge about the influence of parents on their adolescent children's career choice. This is an illustrative, not representative study. The corpus for analysis constituted of papers, books, theses and dissertations found in electronic data bases and university libraries. The publications were systematized according to the prevailing theoretical approaches in the analyzed texts. The results showed that, whatever the approaches are, parental influence occurs continuously in the interaction processes within family groups. Despite this observation, a lack of studies about interventions carried out directly with parents of adolescents in career-choice processes was verified to exist in the Brazilian context.

  16. Review of Temporary Employment Literature: Perspectives for Research and Development in Latin America Revisión de la Literatura sobre Trabajo Temporal: Perspectivas para la Investigación y el Desarrollo en América Latina

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    Gabriel Martínez

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    Full Text Available Temporary employment has become a major concern in the last decades: it is seen as the result of the continuous changes in the working system around the world. The effects of temporary employment for the employees and the organization have not been established yet, because there are many variables that can affect the observed outcomes. This article addresses the literature about temporary employment to date: an overview of the main characteristics associated with temporary employment and the most recent empirical studies concerning the outcomes associated with temporary employment is presented. Furthermore, attention is drawn to temporary work research in Latin America, in order to establish the development of the field and the perspectives for future research.El trabajo temporal se ha convertido en una preocupación mayor durante las pasadas décadas: se ve como el resultado de los continuos cambios en el sistema laboral alrededor del mundo. Los efectos del trabajo temporal para los trabajadores y las organizaciones no han sido establecidos aún, debido a que existen diversas variables que pueden afectar los resultados observados. El enfoque de este artículo es la literatura de trabajo temporal hasta la fecha, presentando una visión general de las principales características asociadas al trabajo temporal y los más recientes trabajos empíricos relativos a sus consecuencias. La atención se dirige a las investigaciones sobre trabajo temporal en América Latina, con el fin de establecer el desarrollo en el área y la perspectiva de investigaciones futuras.

  17. Preservación de alveolos postexodoncia mediante el uso de diferentes materiales de injerto: Revisión de la literatura / Post-extraction alveolar ridge preservation using bone graft substitutes: Literature review

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    2011-01-01

    Objetivo. El objetivo de este estudio fue el de evaluar la literatura científica internacional que reportara técnicas, resultados clínicos y el proceso de cicatrización ósea de los procedimientos de preservación de alveolos post exodoncia que utilizaran xenoinjertos, aloinjertos y aquellos que permitieran la cicatrización natural del alveolo. Materiales y métodos. En esta revisión de la literatura, las bases de datos utilizadas fueron Medline/PubMed, Wiley Online Library, OVID, EBSCO, Scie...

  18. Assistência de Enfermagem no período de recuperação anestésica: revisão de literatura La asistencia de enfermería en el período de recuperación anestésica: revisión de literatura Recovery room: a review of nursing care literature

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    Lygia Oliveira de Moraes

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Após constatação de que os pacientes submetidos aos mais diversos procedimentos cirúrgicos, ao serem admitidos na unidade de recuperação anestésica, apresentavam seus prontuários com dados relevantes mal registrados, de forma desorganizada e incompletos, foi realizado um levantamento bibliográfico nacional no período 1990 à 2002 para identificar e analisar como a assistência de enfermagem em sala de recuperação anestésica é documentada. Utilizou-se o sistema informatizado de busca LILACS (Literatura Latino Americana de Ciências da Saúde, PERIENF (Acervo de Periódicos da Escola de Enfermagem da Universidade de São Paulo e BDENF (Biblioteca J. Baeta Viana da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Os indexadores foram: assistência de enfermagem, recuperação anestésica e período pós-operatório imediato. Encontrou-se 16 artigos referentes a este tema, apesar da importância dada a continuidade do cuidado ao paciente neste período.Después de constatarse que los pacientes sometidos a los más diversos procedimientos quirúrgicos, al ser admitidos en la unidad de recuperación anestésica, tenían historias clínicas con los datos relevantes mal registrados, de forma desorganizada y incompletos, fue que se realizó una revisión bibliográfica nacional en el período de 1990 al 2002 para identificar y analizar cómo es documentada la asistencia de enfermería en sala de recuperación anestésica. Se utilizó el sistema informatizado de búsqueda LILACS (Literatura Latino Americana de Ciencias de la Salud PERIENF (Acervo de Periódicos de la Escuela de Enfermería de la Universidad de São Paulo y BDENF (Biblioteca J. Baeta Viana de la Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais. Los indexadores fueron: asistencia de enfermería, recuperación anestésica y período post operatorio inmediato. Se encontraron 16 artículos referentes a este tema, a pesar de la importancia dada a la continuidad del cuidado al paciente en este per

  19. Vinte anos de estudo sobre o reconhecimento de palavras em crianças falantes do português: uma revisão de literatura Twenty years of studies on word recognition with portuguese speaking children: a literature review

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    Patrícia Silva Lúcio

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A presente revisão de literatura busca apresentar as principais conclusões dos estudos conduzidos na área de reconhecimento de palavras com crianças falantes do português e levantar os pontos teóricos e metodológicos que ainda merecem atenção dos pesquisadores. A ênfase do trabalho recai sobre a tarefa de leitura em voz alta de palavras isoladas feita por crianças em fase de aquisição da leitura. Três grandes conclusões foram tiradas: (a os diversos estudos em língua portuguesa confirmam, de maneira geral, os postulados do modelo de dupla-rota da leitura; (b as crianças falantes do português parecem utilizar preferencialmente a estratégia fonológica no início da aprendizagem da leitura, a qual vai sendo gradualmente substituída pelo uso prioritário da estratégia lexical; e (c questões metodológicas têm interferido nos resultados encontrados pelos diferentes pesquisadores, as quais se relacionam à forma de aplicação da tarefa de leitura, ao tipo de análise estatística utilizada e à direção (do ponto de vista da leitura ou da escrita e ao número de categorias consideradas na classificação de regularidade das palavras.The present work attempts to review the main conclusions of the studies carried out in the area of word recognition with Portuguese speaking children and to raise theoretical and methodological issues that still require the attention of researchers. The emphasis of this work is centered on the word reading aloud task performed by children in the process of reading acquisition. Three major conclusions were derived from the review: (a generally, the collection of studies in Portuguese language confirm the assumptions of the dual-route model of word recognition; (b Portuguese speaking children seem to prefer to use the phonological strategy in the beginning of the reading process, which is then gradually substituted by the preferential use of the lexical strategy; and (c methodological issues have

  20. Leiomioma vascular bucal: relato de dois casos, revisão da literatura e estudo imuno-histoquímico Oral vascular leiomyoma: report of two cases, review of literature and immunohistochemistry study

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    Vanessa Ávila Sarmento Silveira

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Os leiomiomas são neoplasias benignas do músculo liso que ocorrem mais comumente nos tratos geniturinário e gastrintestinal, entretanto são raros na cavidade bucal, na qual provavelmente a maioria desses tumores tem sua origem a partir de músculo liso vascular. OBJETIVOS: Relatar dois casos com história clínica semelhante, confrontando seus aspectos com aqueles encontrados na literatura. RELATO DOS CASOS: Dois casos de mulheres na quinta e sexta décadas de vida apresentando nódulo submucoso em ventre lingual. Após exame microscópico que revelou numerosos vasos sangüíneos entremeados a células fusiformes, com núcleos ovalados ou alongados, e exame imuno-histoquímico com positividade para actina de músculo liso nos dois casos, o diagnóstico final foi leiomioma vascular. CONCLUSÃO: O estudo do leiomioma vascular bucal é de extrema importância devido à raridade e semelhança desse com outras lesões da cavidade bucal. A análise imuno-histoquímica é importante para o diagnóstico final do leiomioma.INTRODUCTION: The leiomyomas are benign tumors of smooth muscle origin, which are more frequently found in genitourinary and gastrointestinal tracts. However, leiomyomas rarely arise in the oral cavity, and when it happens, the majority of them is originated by smooth muscle of blood vessels. AIMS: Report two cases of oral vascular leiomyoma with similar clinical characteristics, and discuss their aspects with the literature. CASE REPORT: Two cases of vascular leiomyoma in women that presented a nodular mass in the tongue ventral surface were described. The microscopic analysis revealed numerous blood vessels surrounded by spindle cells with ovoid or elongated nuclei. The two cases presented immunopositivity for smooth muscle actin, confirming the diagnosis. CONCLUSION: The study of vascular leiomyoma is required due to its rarity and similar aspects with other oral common lesions. The immunohistochemical analysis is

  1. Fascitis nodular cervical en paciente gestante: revisión de la literatura y presentación de un caso Cervical nodular fasciitis in a pregnant woman: Review of the literature and presentation of a new case

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    Manuel Acosta-Feria

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available La fascitis nodular es una lesión benigna rara, de crecimiento rápido, cuya patogenia es aún desconocida. Si bien a nivel de cabeza y cuello aparece en un 20% de los casos, su aparición en pacientes gestantes es extremadamente rara. Presentamos el segundo caso descrito en la literatura en el cual está presente dicha asociación. Mujer de 25 años y gestante de 13 semanas, con una tumoración retroauricular derecha de 3 cm de diámetro, 3 meses de evolución y rápido crecimiento. No presentaba parálisis facial ni dolor en la exploración inicial. Tras la exéresis quirúrgica de la lesión, el diagnóstico anatomopatológico definitivo de ésta, fue de fascitis nodular. Tras 2 años desde la intervención quirúrgica no se ha evidenciado recidiva de la tumoración, llevándose el embarazo a término sin presentar complicaciones ni para la madre ni para el feto.The nodular fasciitis is a rare benign lesion of rapid growth, whose pathogenesis is still unknown. While at the head and neck appeared in 20% of cases, its occurrence in pregnant patients is extremely rare. We report the second case described in the literature in which this association is present. Woman of 25 years and 13 weeks pregnant, who had a right auricular tumour 3 cm in diameter, 3 months of development and rapid growth. No facial paralysis or pain in the initial exploration. After surgical resection of the lesion, the final pathological diagnosis of the same was nodular fasciitis. After two years since the surgery, there was no evidence of recurrence of the tumour, taking ad términun pregnancy without complications or the mother or the fetus.

  2. Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy (progonoma): a case report emphasizing the computed tomography findings and literature review; Tumor neuroectodermico melanocitico da infancia (progonoma): relato de caso enfatizando os aspectos tomograficos e revisao da literatura

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    Araujo Junior, Cyrillo Rodrigues de; Carvalho, Tarcisio Nunes; Fraguas Filho, Sergio Roberto; Costa, Marlos Augusto Bitencourt; Borba, Ana Olivia Cardoso; Figueiredo, Sizenildo da Silva; Machado, Marcio Martins; Teixeira, Kim-Ir-Sen Santos [Goias Univ., Goiania, GO (Brazil). Hospital das Clinicas. Servico de Diagnostico por Imagem]. E-mail: radiologia@brturbo.com

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    The melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy, also known as progonoma, is a rare benign disease of neural crest origin that occurs within the first year of life and affects mainly the maxilla. The authors report a case of a 10-month-old child presenting with this uncommon tumor in the maxilla, emphasizing the diagnostic findings on computed tomography, and present a literature review. (author)

  3. Resultado perinatal em mulheres portadoras de hipertensão arterial crônica: revisão integrativa da literatura Resultado perinatal en mujeres que sufren de hipertensión crónica: revisión integradora de la literatura Perinatal outcome in women suffering from chronic hypertension: literature integrative review

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    Angelita José Henrique

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se identificar as principais complicações relativas à Hipertensão Arterial Crônica observadas em mulheres gestantes e conhecer a evolução nos padrões de riscos dos resultados perinatais em duas décadas. Realizou-se uma revisão integrativa da literatura com abrangência temporal entre os anos de 1990 e 2010, nas bases de dados LILACS, SciELO e MEDLINE. Entre os resultados, observou-se que gestantes hipertensas crônicas apresentaram pré-eclâmpsia sobreposta (20% a 78%, restrição do crescimento fetal (8,5% a 30,7%, prematuridade (32,4% a 86,4%, cesárea (69,2%, descolamento prematuro da placenta (3,75% a 8,4%, óbito fetal (9,5% a 27,2%, complicações cardiovasculares, renais e pulmonares maternas. Conclui-se que a associação entre hipertensão crônica e gestação mostra forte risco para complicações maternas e perinatais, principalmente quando associados à severidade e etiologia da hipertensão, não mostrando evolução no decorrer das duas décadas pesquisadas sobre o resultado perinatal.Objetivó-se identificar los patrones en la evolución del riesgo de resultados perinatales de las mujeres embarazadas con hipertensión crónica con el fin de comparar los resultados de la evolución del embarazo. Realizó-se una revisión integradora de la literatura, con lapso de tiempo entre los años 1990 y 2010, en las databases LILACS, SciELO y MEDLINE. En los resultados, fue observado que las mujeres embarazadas con hipertensión crónica apresentaran preeclampsia superpuesta (20% a 78%, restricción del crecimiento fetal (8,5% a 30,7%, prematuridad (32,4% a 86,4%, cesárea (69 2%, desprendimiento abrupto de la placenta (3,75% a 8,4%, muerte fetal (9,5% a 27,2%, complicaciones cardiovasculares, renales y pulmonares materna. Concluye-se que la asociación de hipertensión crónica y embarazo presenta riesgo importante para complicaciones maternas y perinatales, especialmente cuando se asocia con la gravedad y etiología de

  4. A análise psicossocial do jovem delinqüente: uma revisão da literatura El análisis psico-social del joven delincuente: una revisión de literatura Psychosocial analyses of the young delinquent: a literature review

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    Carlos António Laranjeira

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available A assiduidade e generalização do discurso social confirmam a exacerbação crescente do número de transgressões cometidas por jovens, classificadas como Delinqüência Juvenil. Delineou-se como objectivos: investigar a produção científica em periódicos indexados nas bases de dados Medline, Lilacs e PsycINFO, sobre o conceito de delinqüência juvenil, no período de 1995-2005, e analisar as questões relacionadas com o âmago deste fenômeno, visto à luz das interpretações sociológicas e psicológicas. Foram identificados 30 artigos, dos quais foram selecionados 23 e foram localizados 20. A análise da literatura, permite discriminar os comportamentos delinqüentes normativos dos patológicos, analisando-os segundo os modelos de controle social, da identidade/subcultura e da teoria psicanalítica. Reforça-se a necessidade de intervenção profiláctica primária, partindo do reconhecimento de fatores de risco que tornam determinados grupos vulneráveis. E finalmente expõem-se algumas das principais estratégias de tratamento, abrindo espaço a propostas de investigação futura.La asiduidad y generalización del discurso social confirman la exacerbación creciente del número de transgresiones cometidas por jóvenes, clasificadas como Delincuencia Juvenil. Como objetivos, se marcaron los siguientes: investigar la producción científica en periódicos indexados en las bases de datos Medline, Lilacs y PsycINFO, sobre el concepto de delincuencia juvenil, en el período de 1995-2005, y analizar las cuestiones relacionadas con el fondo de este fenómeno, visto a la luz de las interpretaciones sociológicas y psicológicas. Se identificaron 30 artículos, de los cuales 23 fueron seleccionados y 20 fueron localizados. El análisis de la literatura permite distinguir los comportamientos delincuentes normativos de los patológicos, analizándolos según los modelos de control social, de la identidad/subcultura y de la teoría psicoanal

  5. Terapia fotodinâmica: revisão da literatura e documentação iconográfica Photodynamic therapy: a review of the literature and image documentation

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    Maria Cláudia Almeida Issa

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available A terapia fotodinâmica é uma reação química ativada por luz usada para destruição seletiva de um tecido e requer um agente fotossensibilizante no tecido-alvo, uma fonte de luz e oxigênio. Estão disponíveis, no momento, o ácido 5-aminolevulínico para tratamento de ceratoses actínicas e o metilaminolevulinato, aprovado para tratamento de ceratoses actínicas, carcinoma basocelular e doença de Bowen. As fontes de luz utilizadas para a terapia fotodinâmica devem emitir comprimentos de onda no espectro de absorção do fotossensibilizante escolhido. As lâmpadas LED (light emitting diode são as indicadas para terapia fotodinâmica tópica no tratamento do câncer de pele não melanoma. A terapia fotodinâmica deve ser considerada, em particular, para pacientes que apresentam lesões superficiais, múltiplas, disseminadas e para pacientes imunossuprimidos. Mais recentemente, a terapia fotodinâmica tem sido indicada no tratamento do fotoenvelhecimento, acne, hidrosadenite, esclerodermia, psoríase, verrugas, leishmaniose, entre outras. Por este trabalho será possível ter acesso a uma extensa revisão da literatura sobre terapia fotodinâmica, seus mecanismos, indicações e resultados, seguida de comentários e críticas pertinentes ao assunto.Photodynamic therapy (PDT consists of a chemical reaction activated by light energy that is used to selectively destroy tissue. The reaction requires a photosensitizer in the target tissue, a light source and oxygen. The most extensively studied photosensitizing agents for PDT are 5-aminolevulinic acid for the treatment of actinic keratosis and methyl-aminolevulinate, which has been approved for the treatment of actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma and Bowen's disease. The light sources used in photodynamic therapy should emit light at wavelengths within the absorption spectrum of the photosensitizer used in PDT treatment. Light emitting diode (LED lamps are indicated for the photodynamic

  6. Frequência do carcinoma basocelular na população menor de 50 anos: estudo do serviço e revisão de literatura Frequency of basal cell carcinoma in a population younger than 50 years of age: clinical study and literature review

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    Ana Carolina Conde Almeida

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O carcinoma basocelular é a neoplasia maligna cutânea mais comum em humanos, que pode ser prevenida e diagnosticada precocemente. O propósito deste estudo é apresentar os achados clínicos e microscópicos do carcinoma basocelular na população menor de 50 anos. Realizaram-se exames microscópicos em múltiplos cortes de lesão de pele e fez-se revisão da literatura pertinente.Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of malignant cutaneous neoplasm in humans, and it can be prevented and diagnosed early. The purpose of this study is to present clinical and microscopic findings of basal cell carcinoma in a population younger than 50 years of age. Microscopic examinations of multiple sections of skin lesion have been done, as well as a review of relevant literature.

  7. Carfilzomib en el tratamiento de mieloma múltiple: revisión sistemática de la literatura y experiencia colombiana basada en RIPS / Carfilzomib for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma: Systematic Review of the Literature and Colombian Experience Based on RIPS / Carfilzomib no tratamento do mieloma múltiplo: revisão da literatura e da experiência colombiana baseada em RIPS

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    Camilo Castañeda, MD.

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    entre los efectos adversos que se reportan en Colombia y los que se han reportado globalmente, predominando en nuestros pacientes la fatiga; asimismo se concluye que la experiencia con nuevos medicamentos no ha sido suficientemente documentada. [Castañeda C, Pantoja MC, Montaño L, Rosselli D. Carfilzomib en el tratamiento de mieloma múltiple: revisión sistemática de la literatura y experiencia colombiana basada en RIPS. MedUNAB 2015; 17(2:X:X] Introduction: Multiple myeloma is a B-cell malignant and progressive tumor, associated with osteolytic lesions, immunodeficiency and renal dysfunction, that has been treated since 2008 with Bortezomib, which achieved an increase in patients survival, however its use was limited due to dose dependent adverse effects, especially painful peripheral neuropathy, it has recently come into use Carfilzomib (a second generation proteasome inhibitor agent approved by the FDA in 2012 as the only agent for treatment of refractory disease and relapsing of multiple myeloma. Objective: To conduct a literature review and determine the Colombian experience with the drug Carfilzomib, considering national statistics contained in the individual records of health service delivery, plus the status of a case is described. Methodology: for the review was considered literature indexed in PubMed, as an inclusion criterion was considered clinical studies Phase 2 and 3 that reviewed Carfilzomib in handling multiple myeloma. Regarding the Colombian experience, taking information provided by Biotoscana, 37 multiple myeloma Colombian patients diagnosed between 2003 and 2012 and who had been prescribed Carfilzomib were identified. Results: A total of eight randomized trials shown on hematologic adverse effects such as fatigue (367 of 678 patients, 54%, and nausea (323 patients, 48%. For the RIPS of 37 patients, 22 patients received 1 to 8 cycles Carfilzomib (3.0 average, median 3. Clinical response in 9 of them, 4 patients (22% very good partial response, 4

  8. Maternal anxiety in the pre- and postnatal period: a literature review Ansiedad maternal en el período prenatal y postnatal: revisión de la literatura Ansiedade materna nos períodos pré e pós-natal: revisão da literatura

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    Luciana Leonetti Correia

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available This study intended to present a systematic review to analyze the empirical studies published between 1998 and 2003 about maternal anxiety in the prenatal and postnatal periods, focusing on pre-term and term births. Nineteen studies were found; six of which evaluated maternal anxiety in the prenatal period, 12 studies evaluated anxiety in mothers in the postnatal period and only one study evaluated maternal anxiety in both periods. The results showed that high levels of maternal anxiety in the prenatal phase were associated with obstetric problems, emotional damages to fetal development, behavioral problems in childhood and adolescence. The mothers presented higher anxiety levels when compared with the fathers. The co-occurrence of maternal anxiety and depression was found. The maternal anxiety assessment is relevant to identify both maternal mental health and child development at risk.La finalidad de esta revisión sistemática de la literatura fue analizar la producción científica entre 1998 y 2003 de estudios empíricos en la temática de ansiedad en las fases prenatal y postnatal, enfocando nacimientos del pre-termino o del término. Se obtuvieron 19 artículos, de los cuales 6 evaluaron la ansiedad maternal en el período prenatal, 12 estudios evaluaron la ansiedad en madres en el período postnatal y solamente un estudio evaluó la ansiedad maternal en ambos períodos. Los resultados demostraron que altos niveles de ansiedad maternal en la fase prenatal fueron asociados a complicaciones obstétricas, daños al desarrollo fetal, problemas emocionales y comportamentales en la infancia y la adolescencia. Las madres habían presentaron niveles mayores de ansiedad en comparación con los niveles presentados por los padres. Se verificó la co-ocurrencia entre los niveles de ansiedad maternal y la depresión. La evaluación de la ansiedad maternal es relevante para identificar riesgos en la salud mental maternal y en el desarrollo del ni

  9. The use of three-dimensional tomographic reconstructions in the diagnosis on facial trauma: report of three cases and literature review; O uso das reconstrucoes tomograficas tridimensionais no diagnostico do trauma facial: relato de tres casos e revisao da literatura

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    Lima Junior, Jose Lacet de; Goes, Kilma Keilla Honorio de; Dias-Ribeiro, Eduardo; Araujo, Tulio Neves de [Hospital de Emergencia e Trauma Senador Humberto Lucena (HETSHL), Joao Pessoa, PB (Brazil). Servico de Cirurgia e Trauma Buco-Maxilo-Facial; Costa, Vanio Santos [Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil); Oliveira, Patricia Teixeira de [Universidade Potiguar (UnP), Natal, RN (Brazil)

    2007-01-15

    Fractures on the maxillofacial complex demand a detailed three dimensional comprehension of the damaged area. A correct radiographic evaluation is essential for the planning of the repair surgery. The surgical maneuvers involving this type of trauma depend on the knowledge of anatomy and an image diagnosis. The three dimensional images are especially important for the surgeons due to the fact that they allow a panoramic representation of the facial complex and of the fracture, facilitating the treatment planning. This study aims to report three clinical cases, as well as a literature review, discussing the utilization of three-dimensional tomography reconstructions on the diagnosis of the facial trauma. (author)

  10. Rendu-Osler-Weber syndrome: what radiologists should know. Literature review and three cases report; Sindrome de Rendu-Osler-Weber: o que o radiologista precisa saber: revisao da literatura e apresentacao de tres casos

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    Agnollitto, Paulo Moraes; Barreto, Andre Rodrigues Facanha; Barbieri, Raul Fernando Pinsetta; Junior, Jorge Elias; Muglia, Valdair Francisco, E-mail: agno53@gmail.com [Universidade de Sao Paulo (HC/FMRP/USP), Ribeirao Preto, SP (Brazil). Fac. de Medicina. Hospital das Clinicas

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    Rendu-Osler-Weber syndrome or hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is an autosomal dominant vascular disease involving multiple systems whose main pathological change is the presence of abnormal arteriovenous communications. Most common symptoms include skin and mucosal telangiectasias, epistaxis, gastrointestinal, pulmonary and intracerebral bleeding. The key imaging finding is the presence of visceral arteriovenous malformations. The diagnosis is based on clinical criteria and can be confirmed by molecular biology techniques. Treatment includes measures for management of epistaxis, as well as surgical excision, radiotherapy and embolization of arteriovenous malformations, with emphasis on endovascular treatment. The present pictorial essay includes a report of three typical cases of this entity and a literature review. (author)

  11. O papel dos antipsicóticos atípicos no tratamento do transtorno bipolar: revisão da literatura The role of atypical antipsychotic agents in the treatment of bipolar disorder: a literature review

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    Acioly LT Lacerda

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available Estudos recentes têm demonstrado que a eficácia do lítio é significativamente inferior à descrita pelos primeiros trabalhos, embora ainda seja a medicação de referência no tratamento do transtorno afetivo bipolar. Apesar de um perfil de segurança desfavorável, os antipsicóticos clássicos sempre apresentaram um papel importante no tratamento desse transtorno psiquiátrico, especialmente como coadjuvante em sua fase maníaca aguda. Os autores, utilizando informação obtida no Medline, fizeram uma revisão acerca do papel dos antipsicóticos atípicos no tratamento dos pacientes bipolares. Baseado nos dados da literatura, a olanzapina mostrou-se bastante eficaz no manejo da mania aguda, quando uma média de 63,5% dos pacientes apresentaram melhora significativa em estudos duplo-cego controlados, apresentando ganho de peso como único efeito colateral relevante. A clozapina e, mais ainda, a risperidona apresentaram dados menos consistentes, grande parte em função de deficiências metodológicas dos poucos estudos conduzidos até o presente estudo. Os dados preliminares relativos à eficácia desse grupo farmacológico nos quadros refratários e nos sintomas depressivos são promissores, mas ainda não definitivos. Em relação a seus efeitos potenciais como estabilizadores do humor, não existem evidências conclusivas oriundas de estudos controlados, mas há interesse considerável para realização de investigações em pacientes bipolares tratados com antipsicóticos atípicos por períodos de tempo mais prolongados. Pesquisas futuras poderão tornar mais claras essas possíveis características terapêuticas.Even though lithium is still the choice drug in the treatment of bipolar disorder, recent studies have shown that it has a significant lower efficacy than previously described in earlier studies. Despite its adverse side effects, typical antipsychotic agents have often had a prominent role in the treatment of this psychiatric

  12. Importância do dismorfismo eritrocitário na investigação da origem da hematúria: revisão da literatura The importance of the dysmorphic erythrocyte for investigation of the source of hematuria: literature review

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    Leonardo de Souza Vasconcellos

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available As hematúrias são achados comuns nos exames de urina de rotina e nem sempre são sinais de doenças. A presença de hematúria associada a outras alterações urinárias, especialmente a proteinúria, sugere comprometimento do trato urinário e merece investigação. Na literatura são inúmeros os trabalhos que valorizam a sedimentoscopia urinária, principalmente a morfologia das hemácias, como indicativo do local do sangramento: se glomerular ou não-glomerular. Neste artigo, os autores revisam o estudo do dismorfismo eritrocitário, enfatizando a definição, a fisiopatologia, os métodos, os valores de referência e as limitações apontadas na literatura. As comparações com demais marcadores de hemorragia glomerular também foram discutidas. No final, os autores relatam como a literatura interpreta e utiliza os resultados da pesquisa do dismorfismo eritrocitário para guiar a propedêutica complementar na investigação da origem da hematúria.The hematurias are a frequent finding in urinary routine exams and do not necessarily indicate illness. The presence of hematuria associated with other urinary disturbances, especially proteinuria, indicates urinary tract pathology and should be investigated. In the literature, several studies point out the importance of urinary sedimentoscopy, specially the red cells morphology, to determine the source of bleeding: glomerular or non-glomerular. In this article, the authors review the dysmorphic erythrocyte, emphasizing on the meaning, the physiopathology, the methods, the cut-of values, and the limitations according to the literature. The comparisons with other markers of glomerular bleeding were also discussed. At the end, the authors exposed how the literature analyses and applies the dysmorphic erythrocyte results to guide the complementary research for investigation the source of urinary bleeding.

  13. El concepto Hipertexto desde la literatura / The concept of hypertext from literature

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta algunas aproximaciones, propuestas o posturas que nos permiten tener un acercamiento y mayor claridad sobre el concepto Hipertexto, el cual fluctúa entre la informática, la comunicación, la educación y la literatura. El artículo clarifica qué es y qué no es Hipertexto en el sentido literario, y permite concluir que hace referencia tanto a un proceso de escritura como de lectura e interpretación. This article presents some approaches, proposals or positions which allow us having an understanding and a better clear idea about the concept of Hypertext, which fluctuates among information technology, communication, education and literature. It also clarifies what is and what is not a Hypertext in literature, and let us to conclude that this concept is not only referred to a writing process, but also understood as a reading and interpretation.

  14. Cultural diversity in Brazilian children’s literature: The project Literatura em Minha Casa in question

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    Full Text Available This paper intends to search for representations of Brazilian cultural diversity in children’s literature of the Programa Nacional Biblioteca da Escola [National Program of School Library] (PNBE, in the editions of 2001, 2002, and 2003, years of the project Literatura em Minha Casa [Literature in My House], especially those addressed to fourth and fifth grades of Elementary School. The selection criteria of works claimed that the collections should “[…] present a small picture of the Brazilian culture […]” (Brasil, 2001; 2002; 2003, p. 12, understanding that culture as characterized by diversity. Therefore, the analysis was divided into two phases: the first dealt with ethnic plurality and the second with culture and regionalism. In general, the results showed that among 120 works analyzed, 15 had ethnic-racial diversity and 12 works presented aspects of regionalism and culture from different parts of Brazil.

  15. Physiotherapy treatments for breast cancer-related lymphedema: a literature review Tratamientos fisioterapéuticos para el linfedema después de la cirugía de cáncer de seno: una revisión de literatura Tratamentos fisioterapêuticos para o linfedema pós-câncer de mama: uma revisão de literatura

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    Full Text Available Breast cancer is the second most frequent cancer among women. Surgery is part of the therapeutic process to prevent metastases, but it can also cause some complications, including lymphedema. Physiotherapy contributes to its treatment, using different techniques that have been developed over the years. This systematic literature review aims to present physiotherapy modalities applied for lymphedema therapy. The literature review was conducted using textbooks and Lilacs, Pubmed and Scielo databases, from 1951 to 2009. Physiotherapy resources used for lymphedema treatment include complex decongestive therapy (CDT, pneumatic compression (PC, high voltage electrical stimulation (HVES and laser therapy. The analyzed literature shows that better results are obtained with combined techniques. CDT is the most used protocol, and its association with PC has demonstrated efficacy. The new techniques HVES and laser present satisfactory results.El cáncer de seno es el segundo tipo de cáncer más común entre las mujeres. La cirugía es parte del proceso terapéutico en la prevención de la diseminación de la enfermedad, sin embargo, puede ser causa de algunas complicaciones como el linfedema. La fisioterapia contribuye para su tratamiento con diferentes técnicas que vienen siendo desarrolladas a lo largo de los años. El objetivo de esta revisión sistemática de la literatura es presentar las modalidades fisioterapéuticas aplicadas en el tratamiento del linfedema. La revisión bibliográfica fue efectuada en libros textos y en las bases de datos LILACS, PubMed y SciELO, en el período de 1951 a 2009. Entre los recursos fisioterapéuticos utilizados en el tratamiento del linfedema están la terapia compleja descongestiva (TCD, compresión neumática (CN, estimulación eléctrica de alto voltaje (EVA y láserterapia. Los trabajos analizados muestran que los resultados son mejores con las técnicas combinadas. La TCD es el protocolo más utilizado, y su

  16. Appendix A : literature review.

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    This appendix contains a review of the literature and other background information : germane to the experimental and analytical research presented in subsequent appendices. Table : 1 lists the sections and topics contained in this appendix and those ...

  17. LITERATURE REVIEW ON BUDGET IN FIVE YEARS IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS FROM 2000 TO 2009 REVISIÓN DE LA LITERATURA SOBRE EL PRESUPUESTO EN CINCO PERIÓDICOS INTERNACIONALES DESDE EL AÑO 2000 HASTA EL 2009 REVISÃO DA LITERATURA SOBRE ORÇAMENTO EM CINCO PERIÓDICOS INTERNACIONAIS NOS ANOS DE 2000 ATÉ 2009

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    Full Text Available This article analyzed the scientific production budget in the literature. The budget is a combination of information flow, administrative processes and procedures which are part of the short-term planning and control system of an organization. Regarding the research plan, this work is characterized as descriptive, longitudinal, and as a means of documentary research. The research is of type desk research and sought publications in a period between 2000 and 2009. It was found that over a period of 10 years, there were 40 international and 11 national papers dealing with budget. Stands a concentration  of publications in the journal Organization & Accounting Society. The year 2000 had the highest number of publications. Most of the articles were undertaken by one or two authors. The survey was the predominant type of research. The work that has figured more times the references of these articles was "Participative Budgeting: The Effects of Risk Aversion and Asymmetric Information on Budgetary Slack" the researcher Mark S. Young (1995. Although referenced less often, the books still figured as the second largest source of research, highlighting the most of them referenced Multiple Regression in Behavioral Research author Elazar Pedhazur (1982 with five references. The issue in Brazil is incipient in relation to the amount of work done abroad.El presente artículo analizó la producción científica en el área de presupuesto en la literatura internacional. El presupuesto es una combinación de flujo de información, procesos y procedimientos administrativos, los cuales son parte integrante del planeamiento de corto plazo y del sistema de control de una organización. En relación al plano de investigación, este trabajo se caracteriza como descriptivo, longitudinal y teniendo como forma la investigación documental. La investigación es del tipo desk research, abarcando un período de publicaciones entre 2000 y 2009. Se verific

  18. Características clínicas da apraxia de fala na infância: revisão de literatura = Clinical characteristics of childhood apraxia of speech: literature review

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    Payão, Luzia Miscow da Cruz

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    Full Text Available A falta de precisão e consistência dos movimentos de fala na ausência de déficits neuromusculares são características de quadros de apraxia. A alteração ocorre no planejamento e/ou programação de parâmetros espaço-temporais das sequências dos movimentos, resultando em erros na produção dos sons da fala e alterações prosódicas. Essa revisão de literatura pretende abordar a produção normal do gesto articulatório no contexto da fala encadeada, semelhanças e diferenças entre a apraxia de fala na infância e a apraxia adquirida no adulto, além de características encontradas na literatura que auxiliam no diagnóstico da apraxia infantil. Os quadros de apraxia em adultos, ao contrário dos infantis, correspondem a uma perda de função neurológica. Em crianças, essa desordem prejudica o desenvolvimento de funções que estão em processo de aquisição

  19. Terapias antimicrobianas en infecciones odontogénicas en niños y adolescentes. Revisión de la literatura y recomendaciones para la clínica: Literature review and clinical recomendations

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    Full Text Available Las infecciones bucales son producidas por un desequilibrio de la flora indígena del paciente que pasa de comensal a oportunista. Las consultas más frecuentes en niños y adolescentes son las infecciones odontogénicas. El uso racional de antibióticos, es la estrategia más importante para evitar la resistencia microbiana. Las infecciones dentarias deben recibir en primera instancia el tratamiento local correspondiente y a veces complementarse con tratamiento sistémico seleccionando y dosificando adecuadamente el fármaco. El antimicrobiano de primera elección en odontopediatría es la amoxicilina y para pacientes con hipersensibilidad a las penicilinas, se indican claritromicina o clindamicina. Esta revisión de la literatura busca establecer pautas de manejo clínico claras para el tratamiento de urgencia y su posterior resolución definitiva

  20. Influence of Cryotherapy on muscle strength: A Literaturae Review

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    Gilvaney Gomes Pereira

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    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to verify the behavior of muscle strength before cryotherapy use through a literature review. To write this review it was performed the analysis of works with descriptive-analytical approach about the interference of cryotherapy in the muscle strength, and the total of the studies collected was 15. After analysis of collected studies of scientific sources it was verified that there were controversies in the researches found about the muscle strength increased or reduction. It is necessary to conduct new studies that will elucidate physiological effects of ice on the muscle strength.

  1. Análise dos efeitos da utilização da tala seriada em crianças portadoras de paralisia cerebral: uma revisão sistemática da literatura Analysis of the effects of the use of serial casting in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review of the literature

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    Natália Coutinho Calcagno

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: realizar uma revisão sistemática da literatura através da seleção e análise criteriosa de artigos científicos que investigaram os efeitos da tala seriada em crianças com diagnóstico clínico de paralisia cerebral espástica. MÉTODOS: busca sistemática na literatura foi realizada no período de março a agosto de 2004, nas bases de dados eletrônicas Medline, Lilacs e PEDro publicados nas línguas inglês e português, no período de 1980 a 2004. O nível de evidência dos artigos estudados foi qualificado utilizando-se a escala Magee. RESULTADOS: os quatro artigos incluídos nessa revisão preencheram todos os critérios de inclusão e foram classificados como fracos de acordo com a escala Magee (índice de concordância Kappa K=1,0 devido às limitações metodológicas apresentadas. CONCLUSÕES: as evidências utilizadas nessa revisão sistemática não apresentam nível que possa suportar a utilização clínica da tala seriada em crianças com paralisia cerebral. Futuras pesquisas devem ser realizadas em observância à necessidade de maior rigor metodológico dos estudos para a fundamentação da prática baseada em evidência.OBJECTIVES: to perform a systematic literature review through a careful survey of scientific articles investigating serial casting effects in children clinically diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy. METHODS: systematic literature survey performed during the period of March to August 2004, in Medline, Lilacs and PEDro electronic databases published in English and Portuguese from 1980 to 2004. The evidence level of the articles studied was rated according to the Magee scale. RESULTS: the four articles included in this review met all the inclusion criteria and were rated poor according to the Magee scale (agreement index Kappa K = 1.0 due to the methodological limitations determined. CONCLUSIONS: the evidence used in this systematic review was insufficient to support the use of serial casting in

  2. Persistent singultus due to uremia: report of a pediatric case and review of the literature Singulto (hipo persistente provocado por uremia: Reporte de un caso pediátrico y revisión de la literatura

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    José William Cornejo Ochoa

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Singultus or hiccups is a breathing thing disorder that, in contrast with nausea, vomiting or cough, does not confer any protection. There exist many different causes of hiccups as well as varied treatments. Chronic hiccups is seldom reported but it may worsen or complicate other diseases. We report the case of a 13 year-old girl with prolonged hiccups due to uremia. Although diverse pharmacologic treatments were used, only hemodialysis controlled the hiccups. El singulto o hipo es un trastorno de la coordinación de la respiración, que a diferencia de reflejos como la tos, las náuseas o el vómito, no tiene ninguna repercusión de protección para el ser humano. Se han establecido muchas causas y también múltiples tratamientos. Los casos de hipo crónico son escasos en la literatura y con frecuencia deterioran el estado de salud de la persona o complican las enfermedades de base. Se presenta un caso pediátrico de singulto prolongado provocado por uremia, que a pesar de implementar varios tratamientos farmacológicos, sólo cedió con la hemodiálisis. Se realiza una revisión del tema.

  3. Avaliação e intervenção da disortografia baseada na semiologia dos erros: revisão da literatura Evaluation and intervention of dysortographia based on error semiology: literature review

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    Amparo Ygual Fernández

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available TEMA: avaliação e intervenção na disortografia. OBJETIVO: descrever e discutir os achados encontrados na literatura sobre a disortografia segundo a sua definição, etiologia, classificação da semiologia dos erros, quadro clínico, avaliação e intervenção. CONCLUSÃO: a avaliação e a intervenção fonoaudiológica com a disortografia devem estar baseadas na classificação semiológica dos erros, pois desta forma, pode-se compreender cada tipo de erro e os fatores cognitivos ou linguísticos implicados. Isso se associa às orientações aos pais e professores de como enfocar o trabalho com a ortografia, seja em casa ou na escola sem gerar angústia e ansiedade na criança.BACKGROUND: evaluation and intervention in dysortographia. PURPOSE: to describe and discuss findings from researches concerning dysortographia according to its definition, etiology, errors semiology classification, clinical findings, evaluation, and intervention. CONCLUSION: speech language evaluation and intervention should be based on error semiology classification because in this way it is possible to understand each type of error and the linguistic and cognitive factors related to them. This is associated with the orientations to parents and teachers on how to work with orthography at home or at the classroom without causing distress and anxiety to the children.

  4. Mutações de resistência em gestantes infectadas pelo HIV: uma revisão da literatura = Resistance mutations in HIV-infected pregnant women: a literature review

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    Pimenta, Ana Teresa Mancini

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: O objetivo desta revisão foi buscar na literatura dados sobre a prevalência de mutações de resistência do HIV aos antirretrovirais em gestantes infectadas pelo vírus. Materiais e Métodos: A busca e seleção de artigos foi realizada nas bases de dados PubMed, Scielo e Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde sem delimitação de data. Os termos utilizados na busca foram: pregnancy, HIV e drug resistance. Resultados: Foram encontrados 47 estudos relacionados ao assunto, realizados em 26 países, publicados no período de 1998 a 2014. A prevalência de resistência transmitida variou de zero a 18% enquanto a resistência adquirida variou de zero a 50% em amostras coletadas entre 1989 e 2013. Conclusão: Generalizar os resultados é inviável devido às diferentes características dos estudos. No entanto, o monitoramento contínuo da resistência do HIV aos antirretrovirais em cada localidade é essencial

  5. Carcinoma espinocelular em leucoplasia verrucosa proliferativa: relato de caso e revisão da literatura = Squamous cell carcinoma in proliferative verrucous leukoplakia: report of a case and review of the literature

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    Ramalho, Luciana Maria Pedreira

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    Full Text Available A Leucoplasia Verrucosa Proliferativa (LVP é uma lesão cancerizável caracterizada por comportamento biológico mais agressivo e maior risco de malignização que as leucoplasias bucais. O diagnóstico da LVP deve ser feito pela combinação de achados clínicos e microscópicos e o acompanhamento dos pacientes deve ser rigoroso envolvendo a remoção de fatores de risco como o tabaco e o álcool e biópsias de controle, que podem ser realizadas quando ocorrerem mudanças nos sinais e sintomas. Este trabalho revisa a literatura sobre LVP e relata um caso de carcinoma espinocelular originado de leucoplasia verrucosa proliferativa, enfatizando os aspectos clínicos e histopatológico bem como a importância do acompanhamento rigoroso do paciente e de exames complementares como o azul de toluidina

  6. Homework. Literature Review

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    2009-01-01

    Although homework is assigned for a variety of academic and non-academic purposes, there is disagreement within the educational community about the value of homework and the amount of homework students should be assigned. This Literature Review summarizes the benefits and drawbacks of homework and examines how much time students should and…

  7. a literature review

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    Dr Nicholas Z Kakava. School of Business Sciences & Management. Chinhoyi University of Technology. Zimbabwe. Waiting as a determinant of store image and customer satisfaction: A literature review. 99 ... jective experience and the associated frustration is not necessarily related to an objective meas- urement of time.

  8. Aspectos radiológicos da atresia brônquica: relato de três casos e revisão da literatura Radiological aspects of bronchial atresia: report of three cases and review of the literature

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    Alexandre da Silva Neu

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    Full Text Available A atresia brônquica é uma anomalia congênita rara que usualmente produz massa justa-hilar com hipertransparência distal à radiografia simples. A maioria dos pacientes é jovem e não apresenta sintomas. A tomografia computadorizada confirma o diagnóstico, permitindo o manejo conservador nos casos assintomáticos. Os autores relatam três casos de atresia brônquica. Um caso, de particular interesse, estava associado a volumosa broncocele em paciente do sexo feminino, de 45 anos de idade, que apresentou quadro sintomático de infecção respiratória. O diagnóstico foi estabelecido por meio dos achados da radiologia convencional, da tomografia computadorizada e da comparação com radiografias convencionais e tomografia linear prévios, que já demonstravam alterações. Realizou-se uma revisão sobre os achados clínicos e radiológicos dessa malformação.Bronchial atresia is a rare congenital abnormality that usually shows a juxta-hilar mass with distal radiolucency on conventional x-ray films. Most patients are young and have no symptoms. Computed tomography usually confirms the diagnosis, allowing conservative management of the asymptomatic cases. The authors report three cases of bronchial obstruction. One of the patients was of particular importance and interest, a 45-year-old female patient with symptoms of respiratory infection, due to the association with a bulky bronchocele. The diagnosis was made by analyzing the findings of conventional x-ray films and computed tomography, and the comparison with previous conventional x-ray films and linear tomography, which had already demonstrated abnormalities. A literature review on the clinical and radiological findings of this pulmonary malformation is presented.

  9. Sistematização da assistência de enfermagem a pacientes oncológicos: uma revisão integrativa da literatura Sistematización de la atención de enfermería a pacientes oncológico: una revisión integradora de la literatura Process standards of nursing care for patients with oncologic conditions: an integrative literature review

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    Luzia Kelly Alves da Silva Nascimento

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    Full Text Available Revisão integrativa que objetivou apresentar o conhecimento produzido sobre Sistematização da Assistência de Enfermagem (SAE através do Processo de Enfermagem (PE em pacientes oncológicos. Buscou-se evidências no período de setembro a outubro de 2010 nas bases de dados eletrônicas Scopus, Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL e Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde (LILACS. Foram encontrados cinco artigos. Verificou-se que a maioria dos estudos é do tipo descritivo-exploratório. Rotineiramente as fases do PE não estão sendo aplicadas como instrumento de trabalho e quando ocorrem é de forma incompleta. Concluiu-se nessa revisão, que a SAE através do PE em pacientes oncológicos não é uma prática comum, contudo é sugerida sua implementação como forma de prestação de assistência holística e de qualidade aos clientes e familiares.Revisión integradora cuyo propósito es presentar el conocimiento producido sobre Sistematización de la Asistencia de Enfermería (SAE a través del Proceso de Enfermería (PE en pacientes con cáncer. Esta revisión buscó las evidencias en el período de septiembre a octubre de 2010 en las bases de datos electrónicas Scopus, Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL y América Latina y el Caribe en Ciencias de la Salud (LILACS. Cinco artículos fueron encontrados. Se encontró que la mayoría de los estudios son descriptivos y exploratorios. Rutinariamente las fases de la PE no es aplicada como una herramienta para el trabajo y cuando existe es incompleta.This is an integrative review that aimed to present the knowledge produced on the process standards of nursing care (SAE through the Nursing Process (NP for cancer patients. Data was collected from September to October, 2010 in the electronic databases Scopus, Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL and Scientific and Technical Literature of Latin America and the Caribbean (LILACS. Five articles were

  10. Biomechanical analysis of titanium plate systems in mandibular condyle fractures: a systematized literature review Análise biomecânica de sistemas de placas de titânio em fraturas de côndilo mandibular: uma revisão sistematizada da literatura

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    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To conduct a systematized review of the literature about the main methodologies used to evaluate the biomechanical fixation systems with titanium plates in fractures of the mandibular condyle. METHODS: A systematized review of literature was performed in the electronic databases PubMed, EMBASE, LILACS and MEDLINE without restriction of the publication date. The eligibility criteria were laboratory studies involving mandibular condyle fractures, studies using titanium plates, biomechanical studies, in vitro and computational studies involving the finite element method (FEM. RESULTS: Eleven articles that met the eligibility criteria were selected, including seven articles involving in vitro studies and four studies with biomechanical analysis by using FEM. CONCLUSION: Although few articles have used the finite element method, the results of in vitro studies were similar to those found in computational studies, regarding to the stable use of two titanium miniplates.OBJETIVO: Realizar uma revisão sistematizada da literatura sobre as principais metodologias empregadas na avaliação biomecânica de sistemas de fixação com placas de titânio em fraturas de côndilo mandibular. MÉTODOS: Foi realizada uma revisão sistematizada da literatura nas bases de dados eletrônicas PubMed, EMBASE, LILACS e MEDLINE sem restrição quanto à data de publicação. Os critérios de elegibilidade foram estudos laboratoriais envolvendo fraturas de côndilo mandibular, estudos utilizando placas de titânio, estudos biomecânicos, estudos in vitro e estudos computacionais envolvendo o método de elementos finitos (MEF. RESULTADOS: Foram selecionados 11 artigos que se enquadraram nos critérios de elegibilidade, incluindo sete artigos envolvendo estudos in vitro e quatro utilizando análise biomecânica através do MEF. CONCLUSÃO: Embora poucos artigos tenham utilizado o método de elementos finitos, os resultados das pesquisas in vitro assemelham-se aos

  11. Utilização de atividades lúdicas na educação em saúde: uma revisão integrativa da literatura Utilización de actividades lúdicas en la educación en salud: Una revisión integradora de la literatura Use of recreational activities in health education: Integrative review of literature

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    Gisele Coscrato

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar as intervenções lúdicas eficazes na educação em saúde com vistas a subsidiar a reflexão e o aprimoramento do ensino nessa área. MÉTODOS: A temática é abordada por meio da revisão integrativa da literatura, um instrumento da Prática Baseada em Evidências. Realizou-se um levantamento bibliográfico em bases de dados digitais, segundo rigor metodológico pré-estabelecido. RESULTADOS: Os dados extraídos das produções selecionadas são discutidos, configurando uma análise descritiva por categorização. Os achados referem-se à educação em saúde como tema de jogos (de computador, de tabuleiro, de cartas e de dinâmicas. CONCLUSÕES: São ressaltados aspectos como: incorporação do lúdico, mudanças de comportamento em saúde, aprendizagem, prevenção e promoção em saúde.OBJETIVO: Identificar las intervenciones lúdicas eficaces en la educación en salud con el objetivo de subsidiar la reflexión y el perfeccionamiento de la enseñanza en esa área. MÉTODOS: La temática es abordada por medio de la revisión integradora de la literatura, un instrumento de la Práctica Basada en Evidencias. Se realizó un levantamiento bibliográfico en bases de datos digitales, según rigor metodológico preestablecido. RESULTADOS: Los datos extraídos de las producciones seleccionadas son discutidos, configurando un análisis descriptivo por categorización. Los hallazgos se refieren a la educación en salud como tema de juegos (de computador, de tablero, de cartas y de dinámicas. CONCLUSIONES: Son destacados aspectos como: incorporación de lo lúdico, cambios de comportamiento en salud, aprendizaje, prevención y promoción en salud.OBJECTIVE: To identify effective recreational interventions in health education in order to subsidize the reflection and improvement of education in that area. METHODS: The subject is approached through an integrative review of literature - an instrument of practice based on evidence

  12. Sistemas de classificação de enfermagem e sua aplicação na assistência: revisão integrativa de literatura Sistemas de clasificación de enfermería y su aplicación en la atención: revisión integradora de literatura Nursing classification systems and their application in care: an integrative literature review

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    Rejane Kiyomi Furuya

    2011-03-01

    érminos relacionados con los sistemas de clasificación. El uso de sistemas de clasificación de enfermería ofrece beneficios, con la mejora de la atención, de la calidad de la información y de la organización de los servicios.This study sought for scientific evidences on the use of nursing classification systems in care through an integrative literature review. The following databases were used: LILACS and PubMed, with the keywords classification, nursing, standardized, language, system, 38 articles were selected. Five major classification systems, implemented in the services, were found: nursing diagnosis (North American Nursing Diagnosis Association International, nursing interventions (Nursing Interventions Classification, nursing outcomes (Nursing Outcomes Classification, the International Classification for Nursing Practice and the International Classification for Nursing Practice in Colletive Health. The articles covered aspects related to the implementation, assessment, continuing education and validation of terms related to classification systems. The use of nursing classification systems provides benefits for care, improving it, the quality of information and service organization.

  13. Noise measurement in NICUs and incubators with newborns: a systematic literature review Mensuración de ruido en unidades neonatales e incubadoras con recién nacidos: revisión sistemática de literatura Mensuração de ruído sonoro em unidades neonatais e incubadoras com recém-nascidos: revisão sistemática de literatura

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    Maria de Fátima Hasek Nogueira

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available This systematic literature review evaluated the methodological quality of studies measuring noise in neonatal intensive care units. A manual and also electronic search in the Medline, Scielo, Lilacs, BDENF, WHOLIS, BDTD, Science Direct, NCBI and Scirus databases resulted in 40 studies that met the criterion "measuring noise in neonatal units and/or incubators". Experts in neonatology and acoustics validated the critical analysis instrument, which obtained a mean = 7.9 (SD=1.3. The inter-observer reliability in 18 articles resulted in an Intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC of 0.89 (CI 0.75-0.95. The quality indicators were 50% better in those studies that measured noise only in the unit's environment and associated measuring strategies to the physical area. The results showed great methodological variability, which hindered comparability and raised the probability of bias. The conditions required to ensure internal and external validity were observed in few studies.Se trata de una revisión sistemática de la literatura para evaluar la calidad metodológica de los estudios que midieron el ruido en las unidades neonatales. Después de buscar en las bases electrónicas Medline, Scielo, Lilacs, BDENF, WHOLIS, BDTD, Science Direct, NCBI y Scirus, y de busca manual, fueron incluidos 40 estudios que atendieron el criterio "mensurar ruido en unidades neonatales y/o incubadoras". El instrumento de análisis crítico fue validezo por especialistas en neonatología y acústica - nota media 7,9 (DE=1,3 - y la confiabilidad inter-observador en 18 artículos resultó en un ICC de 0,89 (IC95% 0,75-0,95. Los indicadores de calidad fueron 50% mejores para los estudios que midieron solamente en el ambiente de la unidad, asociando las estrategias de mensuración al área física. Los resultados revelaron gran variabilidad metodológica, lo que dificulta la comparación y algunas veces representa alta probabilidad de sesgo. El rigor necesario para garantizar

  14. Integrated management of childhood illness with the focus on caregivers: an integrative literature review La atención integrada de las enfermedades prevalentes en la infancia y el enfoque en los cuidadores: revisión integradora de la literatura Atenção integrada às doenças prevalentes na infância e o enfoque nos cuidadores: revisão integrativa da literatura

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    Vania Daniele Paranhos

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI strategy addresses the diseases most prevalent in infancy, the reception of the child and family, and the comprehension the problem and effective procedures. The aim was to identify, between 1998 and 2008, publications relating to the IMCI strategy focusing on the caregiver. This study is an Integrative literature review in the Pubmed, Lilacs and Scielo databases. The caregivers knew one or more warning signs for acute respiratory infection, but not for diarrhea. Pneumonia was perceived as a serious childhood disease. Communication skills among health professionals trained in the IMCI strategy were different to those in untrained professionals. The follow-up of the health of the child is higher according to the education level of the caregiver, and according to the medications supplied in the consultation and in the follow-up. Regarding the health of the child it is relevant to focus on the IMCI strategy, favoring experiences that include the family in the care.La estrategia Atención Integrada a las Enfermedades Prevalentes en la Infancia (AIEPI aborda las enfermedades de mayor prevalencia en la infancia, el acogimiento del niño y de la familia, la comprensión del problema y los procedimientos eficaces. El objetivo fue identificar, entre 1998 y 2008, publicaciones relacionadas a la estrategia AIEPI con enfoque en el cuidador. Revisión integradora con evidencias en la literatura, en las bases de datos Pubmed, Lilacs y Scielo. Los cuidadores conocen una o más señales de alarma para infección respiratoria aguda, pero no para diarrea. La neumonía es percibida como una grave enfermedad infantil. Las habilidades comunicativas entre los profesionales de la salud capacitados en la estrategia AIEPI y los no capacitados son diferentes. El seguimiento de la salud del niño es mayor de acuerdo con la escolaridad del cuidador, los medicamentos ofrecidos en la consulta y el retorno. En la salud del

  15. Acessibilidade de indivíduos infectados pelo HIV aos serviços de saúde: uma revisão de literatura Accessibility to health services by HIV-infected patients: a literature review

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    Francisco de Assis Acurcio

    1996-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem por objetivo apresentar uma revisão de estudos que enfocam o tema da acessibilidade a ações e serviços de saúde. Tem-se demonstrado que indivíduos infectados pelo vírus da imunodeficiência humana (HIV podem apresentar uma melhor sobrevida dependendo do tipo de acesso que tenham às ações e serviços de saúde, como, por exemplo, acesso a medicamentos profiláticos (por exemplo, zidovudina, pentamidina. Desta forma, o presente trabalho enfatiza e utiliza dados da epidemia do HIV como forma de abordar o tema proposto. O artigo inicia-se com uma exposição do marco teórico sobre acessibilidade, seguida de uma revisão bibliográfica estruturada em quatro tópicos, a saber: 1 aspectos epidemiológicos da AIDS; 2 avaliação de qualidade dos serviços de saúde; 3 acessibilidade às ações e serviços de saúde e 4 estudos de acessibilidade em pacientes infectados pelo HIV. Considerações finais sobre o tema enfocado apontam para a necessidade de se compreender as implicações das diversas barreiras de acesso aos serviços, levando-se em conta os custos sociais e humanos da infecção pelo HIV, as necessidades e demandas dos indivíduos infectados e as conseqüências que o não-atendimento em tempo hábil pode ter para estes indivíduos.The aim of this paper is to provide a review of studies on accessibility to health care. It has been shown that patients infected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV may present better survival estimates depending upon their access to adequate health care, such as the availability of prophylactic therapy (e.g. zidovudine, pentamidine. The present review has emphasized access to health care in light of data from the current HIV epidemic. Theorical aspects pertaining to accessibility are presented, followed by a brief literature review on four main topics: 1. epidemiological aspects of HIV; 2. evaluation of health service quality; 3. accessibility to health care; and 4

  16. The origin of the inferior phrenic artery: a study in 32 South Indian cadavers with a review of the literature Origem da artéria frênica inferior: estudo em 32 cadáveres da Índia do Sul com revisão da literatura

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    Thejodhar Pulakunta

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Considering the paucity of information presently available concerning inferior phrenic arteries, a more definitive study seemed appropriate and necessary, both for its potential clinical applications and to provide additional data to contemporary anatomical literature. OBJECTIVE: Most anatomical textbooks of gross anatomy offer very little information concerning the anatomy and distribution of the inferior phrenic artery (IPA. For that reason, the origin of the IPA has been studied and the available literature has been reviewed. METHODS: Thirty-two human adult cadavers preserved in formalin obtained from the departments of Anatomy, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and Mangalore were dissected and the origin of the IPA was studied. RESULTS: The IPA had its usual origin from the abdominal aorta in 28 cases but in the remaining four cases, two were arising from the celiac trunk, one from the left gastric artery and one from the right renal artery. CONCLUSION: The IPA usually originates from the aorta or celiac artery, and less frequently from the renal, hepatic or left gastric arteries. The IPA is a major source of collateral or parasitized arterial supply to hepatocellular carcinoma, second only to the hepatic artery. Literature on the IPA origin and clinical implications of variation in its origin have been reviewed in this article.CONTEXTO: Considerando a escassez de informações atualmente disponíveis sobre artérias frênicas inferiores, umestudo mais definitivo nos pareceu apropriado e necessário, tanto por suas potenciais aplicações clínicas quanto para fornecer dados adicionais à literatura anatômica contemporânea. OBJETIVO: A maioria dos livros-texto de anatomia oferece muito poucas informações referentes à anatomia e distribuição da artéria frênica inferior (AFI. Por este motivo, a origem da AFI foi investigada e a literatura disponível foi revisada. MÉTODOS: Trinta e dois cadáveres humanos adultos

  17. Necrosis cutánea severa por picadura de raya en el miembro inferior: presentación de un caso y revisión de la literatura Stingray injury causing severe cutaneous necrosis: case report and literature review

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    M.A. Hoyos Franco

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este trabajo es presentar nuestra experiencia con un caso de picadura por raya en el área maleolar interna del pie derecho de un hombre de 25 años, que sufrió mientras pescaba. Inicialmente presentó dolor urente, seguido de edema severo, con necrosis de la piel suprayacente. Ingresa a nuestra institución 24 horas después y con edema, eritema y secreción purulenta en el sitio afectado. Se inicia tratamiento con antibióticos sistémicos y se realizan tres lavados y desbridamientos en días subsecuentes. Evolucionó con solución de continuidad y exposición ósea sobre el maléolo interno en un área de 7 x 5 cms que se cubrió con un colgajo safeno interno de flujo reverso que evolucionó satisfactoriamente. Las lesiones ocasionadas por la picadura de raya (Myliobatidae son escasamente referidas en Cirugía Plástica, pues la lesión tisular severa de las extremidades es poco frecuente. Revisamos la fisiopatología, los tipos de lesiones que se producen y los principios de tratamiento.The purpose of this paper is to present our experience with one case of stingray injury, in a 25 years old man, while he was fishing, compromising his right feet at the internal malleolus. At the beginning he had severe pain, and during the first hours after the accident progressive edema was evident. He arrived to our hospital 24 hours later, when purulent discharge and eritem was obvious. Intravenous antibiotics were initiated and three surgical debridements where performed during the following week. After the process was complete, a soft tissue defect was created on the internal malleolus (7 x 5 cm. Reconstruction was achieved using a reverse internal saphenous flap that evolved satisfactorily. Severe skin injuries caused by stingrays (Myliobatidae have been reported shortly in plastic surgery literature, because these lesions usually heal without surgical procedures. We review skin injury physiopathology, showing the different kind of

  18. Aspectos técnicos da ressonância magnética de mama com meio de contraste: revisão da literatura Technical aspects of contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of the breast: literature review

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    Denise de Deus Leopoldino

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Com a difusão do uso de meios de contraste, avanços na tecnologia das bobinas de superfície e desenvolvimento de protocolos rápidos de aquisição de imagens, a ressonância magnética (RM de mama com meio de contraste tem-se mostrado importante modalidade na detecção, diagnóstico e estadiamento do câncer de mama. Apesar desses avanços, existem alguns pontos não consensuais no que diz respeito aos aspectos técnicos e critérios de interpretação de imagem da RM contrastada de mama. Neste artigo fazemos revisão bibliográfica dos parâmetros de interpretação de imagens e aspectos técnicos da RM de mama, incluindo considerações sobre a "performance" do equipamento, bobinas de radiofreqüência dedicadas, modo de utilização de contraste paramagnético, técnicas de supressão de gordura, planos de aquisição, seqüências de pulso e fontes de artefato.With the advances in surface coil technology and the development of new imaging protocols in addition to the increase of the use of contrast agents, contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI has emerged as a promising modality for detection, diagnosis and staging of breast cancer. Despite these advances, there are some unresolved issues, including no defined standard technique for contrast-enhanced breast MRI and no standard criteria of interpretation for the evaluation of such studies. In this article, we review the literature and discuss the general requirements and recommendations for contrast agent-enhanced breast MRI, including image interpretation criteria, MR equipment, dedicated radiofrequency coils, use of paramagnetic contrast agents, fat-suppression techniques, planes of acquisition, pulse sequence specifications and artifact sources.

  19. Palatoplastia con incisiones mínimas: Proposición de una técnica y revisión de la literatura Palatoplasty with minimal incisions: Technique proposal and literature review

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    J.A. León Pérez

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Existen numerosas técnica quirúrgicas para la reparación de las fisuras del paladar, desde colgajos uni o bipediculados hasta Z-plastias, sin que se haya llegado a encontrar la técnica ideal. Proponemos una técnica quirúrgica con incisiones mínimas a fin de obtener mejores resultados y menor morbilidad, con menor número de complicaciones, tanto tempranas como tardías. Desde 1998 hemos empleado la técnica de palatoplastia con incisiones mínimas en un total de 336 niños, 195 mujeres (58% y 141 varones (42%, con una media de edad de 18 meses (de 6 a 36 meses, logrando disminuir el riesgo de hemorragia y fibrosis, así como el tiempo quirúrgico y la estancia hospitalaria. No se presentaron casos de sangrado postoperatorio, el porcentaje de dehiscencia de la herida y de fístulas secundarias fue del 5% y 323 casos (el 96% fueron intervenidos en régimen ambulatorio. Concluimos que se trata de una técnica fácil de realizar, con un porcentaje de fístulas menor al referido en la literatura y en general, con una menor morbilidad.There are several surgical techniques described for cleft palate reparing, from uni or bipediculated flaps to Z-plastias, without finding the ideal one. We propose a new technique with minimal incisions, to get better results, less morbidity and less early or delayed complications. Since 1998 we have used the technique of palatoplasty with minimal incisions in 336 children, 195 (58% girls and 141 (42% boys, with an average age of 18 months (6 to 36 months, diminishing risk of bleed and fibrosis, surgical time and reducing hospitalisation. In the postoperatory, did not appear bleed, the percentage of wound open and secondary fistula was 5% and 332 cases (96% were handled like ambulatory procedures. As a conclusion, we present an easy surgical technique, with an smaller reported percentage of fistula and less morbidity.

  20. Efeitos da terapia manual sobre a dor em mulheres com fibromialgia: uma revisão de literatura = Effects of manual therapy on pain in women with fibromyalgia: a literature review

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    Ziani, Marciele Monzon

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Avaliar, através de uma revisão de literatura, os efeitos da terapia manual sobre a dor em mulheres com fibromialgia (FM. Materiais e Métodos: Trata-se de uma revisão integrativa, realizada nas bases de dados Pubmed, Lilacs, PEDro e Scielo, selecionando ensaios clínicos ou estudos quase experimental, nos idiomas português, inglês e espanhol, que objetivassem avaliar os efeitos da terapia manual sobre a dor em mulheres com FM. As palavras-chave e os operadores boleanos utilizados foram: “Musculoskeletal Manipulations OR manual therapy AND Fibromyalgia”. Resultados: De um total de 133 artigos encontrados, 9 deles foram selecionados para inclusão final no presente estudo. Desses, grande parte (55,5% dos estudos foram realizados no continente Europeu e apenas um foi conduzido na população brasileira. O tamanho amostral dos artigos variou de 12 a 86 indivíduos entre cada grupo estudado, sendo que 8 (88,8% deles utilizaram os critérios do Colégio Americano de Reumatologia para diagnóstico clínico da FM. As técnicas mais utilizadas foram à liberação miofascial (33,3%, a massagem de tecido conjuntivo (22,2% e a drenagem linfática manual (22,2%, sendo que a duração total do tratamento oscilou entre 3 e 20 semanas. Todos os estudos verificaram melhora da dor através das técnicas de terapia manual, com efeitos positivos também sobre os sintomas de ansiedade, sono, função física e qualidade de vida. Conclusão: Os achados da presente revisão demonstram que as técnicas de terapia manual parecem benéficas para o tratamento da dor em mulheres portadoras de FM

  1. Incontinência urinária no puerpério de parto vaginal e cesárea: revisão de literatura = Urinary incontinence in postpartum of vaginal delivery and cesarean: literature review

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    Borba, Alice Rios

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: O estudo objetivou revisar a literatura quanto à presença de incontinência urinária (IU no puerpério de parto normal e cesárea. Materiais e Métodos: Foi realizada uma pesquisa nos bancos de dados PubMed/MedLine, COCHRANE e EMBASE. Foram selecionados os seguintes tipos de estudo: prospectivo multicêntrico, caso-controle, prospectivo, coorte, multicêntrico prospectivo observacional, randomizado controlado, prospectivo observacional, coorte controlado, transversal, base populacional, publicados no período de 2002 a 2012, nos idiomas inglês e português, em que as palavras-chave estivessem no título ou resumo. As palavras-chave utilizadas foram: “parto vaginal”, “cesárea” e “incontinência urinária”. Resultados: Os 14 estudos analisados, avaliaram a presença de IU no puerpério de parto vaginal e cesárea. Observamos que a cesárea para ter seu papel protetor no aparecimento da IU no puerpério deve ser realizada de maneira eletiva. Os distúrbios do assoalho pélvico estão fortemente ligados com idade materna, fumo, obesidade, parto de fórceps, multiparidade, episiotomia, duração da segunda fase do trabalho de parto, gravidez e constipação crônica. Conclusão: Conclui-se que a segunda fase prolongada do trabalho de parto tem papel significativo na presença da IU no puerpério em ambos modos de parto, e que a cesárea teria o seu valor protetor no desenvolvimento da IU no puerpério apenas se fosse realizada de maneira eletiva. Dos 14 artigos, apenas um estudo foi realizado na população brasileira, mostrando a importância de serem realizados mais estudos sobre IU no puerpério no Brasil

  2. Repatriation Adjustment: Literature Review

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    Gamze Arman

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Expatriation is a widely studied area of research in work and organizational psychology. After expatriates accomplish their missions in host countries, they return to their countries and this process is called repatriation. Adjustment constitutes a crucial part in repatriation research. In the present literature review, research about repatriation adjustment was reviewed with the aim of defining the whole picture in this phenomenon. Present research was classified on the basis of a theoretical model of repatriation adjustment. Basic frame consisted of antecedents, adjustment, outcomes as main variables and personal characteristics/coping strategies and organizational strategies as moderating variables.

  3. Cuidados paliativos para adolescentes com câncer: uma revisão da literatura Cuidados paliativos para adolescentes con cáncer: una revisión de la literatura Palliative care to adolescents with cancer: a literature review

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    Patrícia Pereira Remedi

    2009-02-01

    cancer in the process of death and dying has been a great challenge for health professionals. This challenge is marked by a high emotional burden and specificities of this stage of human development. The purpose of the present study was to review the scientific literature regarding palliative care to adolescents with cancer. This study is a literature review, which data collection was performed using Lilacs, Medline, and PsycInfo, in addition to non-systematic databases. An analysis of the manuscripts revealed three themes: adolescence and its different definitions; the particularities of adolescents with cancer; and palliative care to adolescents with cancer. The study showed there is a scarcity of evidenced-based research defining the panorama of symptoms affecting the quality of life during palliative care and an absence of specific programs in the stage of fast changes that, alone, demand for adaptive efforts.

  4. Innovación en Salud: Revisión de Literatura Científica de la Última Década // Health Innovation: a Review of the Scientific Literature from the Past Decade // Inovação em Saúde: uma Revisão da Literatura Científica da Última Década

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    Edna Rocio Bravo Ibarra

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available El uso de innovaciones en el sector salud se han difundido ampliamente en las últimas décadas, con el objetivo de entregar nuevo conocimiento para los directivos de las organizaciones que permita generar estrategias adecuadas para enfrentar los retos que plantea el contexto actual en cuanto a sostenibilidad, accesibilidad y cobertura universal del servicio de salud. En este artículo se realiza una revisión de literatura sobre el tópico innovación en salud, la cual integra la perspectiva médica con la perspectiva de otras ciencias, con el propósito de identificar consensos y divergencias en la conceptualización de la innovación en salud, identificar aportes sobre el proceso necesario para desarrollar innovaciones en las organizaciones de salud y finalmente, identificar tendencias investigativas sobre el tópico. Los principales resultados evidencian la necesidad de profundizar desde la perspectiva teórica y empírica en la identificación de prácticas y herramientas que faciliten la implementación de la innovación en el sector salud, para transformarlo en un sector dinámico, rentable y humanizado.

  5. Relação entre apego e obesidade: revisão sistemática da literatura = Relationship between attachment and obesity: a systematic literature review = La relación entre apego y obesidad: una revisión sistemática de la literatura

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    Cruz, Suélen Henriques da

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Além de dieta inadequada e sedentarismo, fatores psicológicos podem estar envolvidos na etiologia da obesidade, incluindo incapacidade de controlar emoções que surgem em momentos de estresse. Nesse caso, o ato de comer se torna uma forma de coping contra as emoções negativas. Esse estudo objetivou investigar a associação entre apego e obesidade, por meio de uma revisão sistemática da literatura, realizada em Julho de 2014, sem limitação de tempo, nas bases de dados eletrônicas PubMed, Web of Science, PsycINFO e LILACS. Foram incluídos no estudo 16 artigos, e a relação entre apego inseguro e obesidade foi mencionada por todos eles. A Teoria do Apego pode ser uma abordagem particularmente útil para o entendimento do “comer emocional” e da obesidade

  6. Literature Review of Nanosprings

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    Peterson, Reuben James [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2016-08-22

    Nanosprings are helical structures grown on the nanoscale. Numerous choices exist for composition and coating which give them a wide range of possible uses. They compare favorably in some aspects to other nanostructures and unfavorably in other aspects. This paper reviews the available literature, discusses techniques for formation and coating, and explores a variety of potential applications that may be developed in the near future.

  7. Literature Review of Nanosprings

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    Peterson, Reuben James

    2016-01-01

    Nanosprings are helical structures grown on the nanoscale. Numerous choices exist for composition and coating which give them a wide range of possible uses. They compare favorably in some aspects to other nanostructures and unfavorably in other aspects. This paper reviews the available literature, discusses techniques for formation and coating, and explores a variety of potential applications that may be developed in the near future.

  8. Abuso sexual em crianças e adolescentes: revisão de 100 anos de literatura Sexual abuse in children and adolescents: review of 100 years of literature

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    Naura Liane de Oliveira Aded

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Maus tratos contra crianças e adolescentes, descritos por Ambroise Tardieu há cerca de um século, tornaram-se objeto de estudo nos últimos quarenta anos. O abuso sexual, uma das formas mais danosas, é conhecido desde a Antiguidade, porém, pouco se avançou no sentido de prevenir e amenizar suas conseqüências. Diferenças culturais, legais e de procedimentos dos profissionais envolvidos talvez expliquem a dificuldade em se estabelecer políticas públicas de prevenção e enfrentamento do problema no mundo inteiro. O presente estudo realizou uma revisão de publicações sobre abuso sexual contra menores em medicina legal e psiquiatria nos últimos cinco anos. A pesquisa, além dos artigos obtidos nas bases Medline/PubMed e Scielo, utilizou capítulos de livros e textos disponíveis on-line e em bibliotecas. Houve unanimidade entre os autores sobre os malefícios à saúde mental das vítimas e sua adaptação e inserção sociais. É patente a importância do exame médico-legal e dos procedimentos policial e judiciário para o estabelecimento da verdade sobre a ocorrência do abuso sexual. Mais estudos são necessários para conhecer essa realidade: prevalência, incidência, desdobramentos legais e conseqüências futuras.Child and adolescent abuse, as described by Ambroise Tardieu about a century ago, became a subject matter in the last forty years. Sexual abuse, one of the most damaging forms of maltreatment, has been known since Antiquity, but very little has been attained as to the prevention and attenuation of its consequences. Cultural differences, as well as legal questions and those regarding procedures from the involved professionals would perhaps explain the difficult to establish public polices for the world wide prevention and resolution of problem. The present study has achieved a literature review of medico-legal and psychiatric publications on the sexual abuse of minors, comprehending the last five years. The search, in

  9. Ansiedade na gestação, prematuridade e baixo peso ao nascer: uma revisão sistemática da literatura Anxiety during pregnancy, prematurity, and low birth weight: a systematic literature review

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    Daniele Marano Rocha Araújo

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desta revisão �� examinar publicações que investigaram o efeito da ansiedade no maior risco de prematuridade e/ou baixo peso ao nascer. Os bancos de dados MEDLINE versão PubMed, BVS, CINAHL e HEALTHSTAR, referentes aos anos de 1966 a 2006, foram rastreados usando-se a combinação dos seguintes descritores: anxiety, pregnancy, low birth weight e prematurity. Foram localizados 13 estudos: 11 coortes, 1 transversal e 1 caso-controle. A maioria (7/13 dos estudos foi realizado nos Estados Unidos. Quatro estudos foram considerados de excelente qualidade, pois excluíram adolescentes e/ou mulheres acima de 34 anos, aferiram a ansiedade a partir do primeiro e/ou segundo trimestre de gestação, utilizaram escalas validadas para medir ansiedade, apresentaram perdas de seguimento inferiores a 30% e controlaram os mais importantes fatores de confusão. A ansiedade na gestação foi associada à prematuridade e/ou ao baixo peso ao nascer em oito estudos. Os valores de razão de chance e risco relativo variaram de 1,08 a 2,31. São necessários estudos cuidadosamente desenhados para esclarecer a relação entre ansiedade na gestação, prematuridade e baixo peso ao nascer, já que as evidências observadas ainda são contraditórias.The purpose of this systematic literature review was to examine publications that had investigated the effect of anxiety on prematurity and/or low birth weight. The PubMed, BVS, CINAHL, and HEALTHSTAR databases, published from 1966 to 2006, were tracked using the following key words: "anxiety", "pregnancy", "low birth weight", and "prematurity". Thirteen studies were found: 11 cohorts, 1 cross-sectional, and 1 case-control. Most studies (7/13 were conducted in the United States. The most reliable results came from four studies, whose strengths were: exclusion of adolescents and/or women older than 34 years, studies that analyzed anxiety during the second and/or third trimester of pregnancy, used validated

  10. Abordagem das pesquisas em epidemiologia aplicada à gerontologia no Brasil: revisão da literatura em periódicos, entre 1995 e 2005 Approach to research in epidemiology applied to gerontology in Brazil: literature review of papers published between 1995 and 2005

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    Regina Bueno Ribas Pinto

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como objetivo realizar uma revisão da literatura de forma exploratória e descritiva, buscando determinar a abordagem das pesquisas realizadas em epidemiologia aplicada à gerontologia no Brasil. Com esse intuito, foi efetuado um levantamento bibliográfico por meio da utilização do banco de dados da biblioteca virtual do SciELO, do LILACS e do PubMed. A busca dos artigos foi feita, exclusivamente, em periódicos incluídos nestes bancos de dados, sendo realizada a procura em artigos publicados no período compreendido entre os anos de 1995 a 2005. Os resultados encontrados demonstraram uma grande diversidade e abrangência nos enfoques das pesquisas realizadas, com o predomínio de pesquisas que abordam a área de psicologia, estudos delimitados por regiões e doenças relevantes para o envelhecimento. Houve também, um aumento de forma considerável no número total de pesquisas que foram realizadas a partir do ano de 2001, com aproximadamente 18,4 % do total de artigos publicados encontrados somente no ano de 2005.The present study had the objective of carrying out an exploratory and descriptive literature review, to determine the approach of research in epidemiology applied to gerontology in Brazil. The literature review used the databases of SciELO virtual library, LILACS and PubMed, and only included papers published in journals indexed these databases, in the period between 1995 and 2005. The results found were greatly diversified and comprehensive in terms of research focus with an important prevalence of issues related to psychology and conditions associated to aging. There was also an increase in the amount of research starting from 2001, with approximately 18.4% of the total papers published in 2005.

  11. Structured Literature Review of digital disruption literature

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    Vesti, Helle; Rosenstand, Claus Andreas Foss; Gertsen, Frank

    2018-01-01

    Digital disruption is a term/phenomenon frequently appearing in innovation management literature. However, no academic consensus exists as to what it entails; conceptual nor theoretical. We use the SLR-method (Structured Literature Review) to investigate digital disruption literature. A SLR......-study conducted in 2017 revealed some useful information on how disruption and digital disruption literature has developed over a specific period. However, this study was less representative of papers addressing digital disruption; which is the in-depth subject of this paper. To accommodate this, we intend...... to conduct a similar SLR-study assembling a body literature having digital disruption as the only common denominator...

  12. Association of chagasic megacolon and cancer of the colon: case report and review of the literature Associação de megacólon chagásico e câncer de cólon: relato de caso e revisão da literatura

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    Sheila Jorge Adad

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    Full Text Available There are few descriptions of association between chagasic megacolon and colon cancer. We report a case of obstructive abdomen caused by adenocarcinoma of the left colon in chagasic megacolon. A review of the literature revealed 8 cases of this association and, analyzing together the series of findings of cancer in chagasic organomegalies, we found a frequency of 4.8% in megaesophagus and 0.1% in megacolon.Há poucas descrições de associação entre megacólon chagásico e câncer de cólon. Relatamos caso de abdômen obstrutivo por adenocarcinoma do cólon esquerdo, em megacólon chagásico. A revisão da literatura indica 8 casos desta associação e, analisando-se em conjunto as séries de levantamentos de câncer em megas chagásicos, encontra-se freqüência de 4,8% em megaesôfago e 0,1% em megacólon.

  13. Relação entre depressão pós-parto e apoio social: revisão sistemática da literatura = The relationship between postpartum depression and social support: a literature review = Relación entre depresión posparto y apoyo social: revisión sistemática de la literatura

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    Carvalho, Flávia Almeida de

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de fazer uma revisão sistemática da literatura científica a respeito da relação entre depressão pós-parto (DPP e apoio social, realizou-se um levantamento de artigos online que estabelecessem essa relação. A busca de trabalhos publicados no período de janeiro de 2000 a agosto de 2011 foi realizada nas bases de dados APA PsycNET, EBSCOhost, Pepsic, PubMed e Scielo. Foram selecionados estudos escritos em português ou inglês, que utilizaram método quantitativo, a Escala de Depressão Pós-Parto de Edimburgo (EDPE para avaliar DPP, aplicada entre o parto e 12 meses após o parto, e medidas de apoio social. Identificaram-se 24 artigos, realizados em 11 países. Foram examinados, além da associação com apoio social, o número e a idade das participantes, escores de EDPE e outros fatores relacionados com a ocorrência de DPP. Embora usando diferentes instrumentos para avaliar o apoio social, 23 estudos (96% da amostra sugeriram que quanto maior o apoio social percebido pelas mães, menor a ocorrência de DPP. Os resultados mostram, especialmente para profissionais e serviços de saúde, a importância da detecção precoce dos indícios de depressão e do incentivo à adoção de práticas de apoio social nos cuidados à mulher durante e após a gestação

  14. Exploring various approaches of social innovation: a francophone literature review and a proposal of innovation typology / Explorar várias abordagens para a inovação social: uma análise da literatura francófona e uma proposta de tipologia de inovação

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    Maud Gregoire

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    Full Text Available Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to clarify the multiple different approaches of social innovation, focusing on francophone literature. Originality/gap/relevance/implications: We propose an in-depth literature review that questions the meaning of the adjective “social” when used by authors to qualify an innovation, that highlights the different approaches of the concept, their relations to each other and their limits, and that illustrates these approaches with concrete examples. Finally, we build on these materials to propose a new innovation typology that wholly integrates social innovation. Key methodological aspects: The literature review is based on a selection of 25 papers in French – the mother language of the author – which were collected and analyzed using the “theoretical saturation point” method: we stopped the review when we felt there was no new crucial element in the next articles read, that is, when it seemed that a “saturation point” of information had been reached about theories on social innovation. Summary of key results: The definition of social innovation as new answers provided to unsatisfied or badly-satisfied social demands seems to prevail in the literature. It can be divided into three sub-approaches: the public policies, the social entrepreneurship, and the participatory dynamics, which strikes us as the most interesting, without excluding the others. Key considerations/conclusions: We propose a new innovation typology, which presents social innovation’s relations to other types of innovation. We conclude with some considerations about social innovation context of emergence, and about its ambiguous position in the neoliberal system. Objetivo: O objetivo deste artigo é esclarecer as múltiplas abordagens de inovação social, com foco sobre a literatura francófona. Originalidade/ Lacuna/ Relevância/ Implicações: Nós oferecemos uma revisão ampla da literatura que ponha em dúvida o

  15. Prevenção de lesões de pele no perioperatório: revisão integrativa da literatura Prevención de lesiones de piel en el perioperatorio: revisión integradora de la literatura Perioperative prevention of skin injury: an integrative literature review

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    Elizabeth Silva Ursi

    2006-02-01

    ámico pulsante multi-célula, la almohada de polímero seco visco-elástico y almohadas con gel.Nursing decision making in daily practice needs to be based on scientific knowledge. Evidence-based practice establishes the use of research results in clinical practice, with integrative literature review as one of its resources. This integrative review aimed to find and evaluate the available evidence on efficient nursing care interventions for the prevention of skin injuries in surgical patients, during or as a result of the perioperative period. To select the articles, we used two databases, Cinahl and Medline, resulting in a sample of 14 articles. The results of this analysis indicated that the devices considered most efficient in the prevention of skin injuries were, in decreasing order, the multi-cell pulsating dynamic mattress system, a dry visco-elastic polymer pad and gel cushions.

  16. Manobra de recrutamento alveolar na contusão pulmonar: relato de caso e revisão da literatura Alveolar recruitment in pulmonary contusion: case report and literature review

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    Lívia Maria Vitório Trindade

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available O tratamento da contusão pulmonar quando instituído de forma correta é bastante simples na maioria das vezes. As alterações fisiopatológicas acontecem como decorrência dos efeitos produzidos pela perda da integridade da parede torácica, acúmulo de líquidos na cavidade pleural, obstrução da via aérea e disfunção pulmonar. A manobra de recrutamento alveolar consiste na reabertura de áreas pulmonares colapsadas através do aumento da pressão inspiratória na via aérea. O objetivo deste relato foi apresentar um caso de contusão pulmonar, avaliando a efetividade da manobra de recrutamento alveolar e revisão da literatura. Paciente do sexo masculino, 33 anos, com quadro clínico de trauma de tórax bilateral e trauma crânio-encefálico, evoluiu com rebaixamento do nível de consciência, insuficiência respiratória aguda, choque hipovolêmico, hemoptise. Foi submetido a toracocentese, drenagem torácica bilateral e submetido a ventilação mecânica invasiva. Após 48 horas de ventilação mecânica invasiva, segundo os preceitos da estratégia protetora, iniciou-se manobras de recrutamento alveolar modo, Pressão controlada 10 cmH2O, freqüência respiratória 10rpm, tempo inspiratório 3.0, pressão positiva no final da expiração 30 cmH2O, FIO2 100%, durante dois minutos. Após a aplicação da manobra de recrutamento alveolar O paciente apresentou melhora pulmonar significativa da oxigenação, caracterizada por aumento da relação PaO2/FiO2, porém houve variação da mesma entre 185 a 322. Obteve alta da unidade na terapia intensiva após 22 dias e hospitalar após 32 dias da admissão. A manobra de recrutamento alveolar neste paciente apresentou resultados significativos no tratamento da contusão pulmonar, melhorando a oxigenação arterial, prevenindo o colapso alveolar e revertendo quadros de atelectasias.Treatment of pulmonary contusion when adequately established is very simple in most cases. Pathophysiological

  17. Embolia pulmonar por líquido amniótico: relato de caso e revisão da literatura Pulmonary amniotic fluid embolism syndrome: case report and literature review

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    Edmilton Pereira de Almeida

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A embolia pulmonar por líquido amniótico é uma complicação obstétrica rara, freqüentemente fatal, de fisiopatologia ainda não totalmente esclarecida e pouco conhecida pelo intensivista e obstetra. O objetivo deste relato foi enfatizar a necessidade de conhecimento desta entidade clínica e discutir a literatura pertinente de maior relevância. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente com 15 anos, primigesta, 34 semanas de gestação, foi admitida no serviço de emergência para tratamento de início de parto prematuro. Queixava-se de tosse e dispnéia. Ao exame clínico apresentava-se taquipneica (28 irm, ausculta pulmonar normal, sem outras anormalidades. Permaneceu em observação com uso de oxigênio através de máscara facial. Houve agravamento progressivo sendo transferida para a UTI. À admissão na UTI apresentava taquipnéia (28 irm, lúcida, pressão arterial (PA de 104 x 56 mmHg e pressão arterial média (PAM de 65 mmHg, SpO2 de 87% com fluxo de oxigênio de 5 L/min. Devido à piora progressiva da mecânica ventilatória foi realizada intubação traqueal e instituída ventilação mecânica com pressão controlada e volume garantido. Radiograma de tórax evidenciou infiltrado pulmonar extenso e bilateral. O painel de coagulação evidenciou importante alargamento do tempo de tromboplastina parcial ativado de 34,7 seg na admissão para 57,4 seg, 10 horas após, com redução progressiva nos dias subsequentes. Foi submetida à cesariana na manhã seguinte. Apresentou importante hipotensão arterial no intra-operatório, apesar de utilização de cristalóides em volume aparentemente adequado, sendo iniciado administração de noradrenalina. Foi extubada no 3º dia, recebendo alta hospitalar 13 dias após a admissão, assintomática. CONCLUSÕES: A embolia por líquido amniótico é uma rara e catastrófica complicação da gestação. A síndrome se caracteriza por um quadro súbito de desconforto ventilat

  18. Determinantes nutricionais e sóciodemográficos da variação de peso no pós-parto: uma revisão da literatura Nutritional and socio-demographic determinants of post-partum weight change: a literature review

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    Maria Beatriz Trindade de Castro

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um estudo de revisão sobre os fatores nutricionais e sócio-demográficos da variação de peso no pós-parto. Foi realizada uma busca bibliográfica nas bases de dados eletrônicas Scientific Eletronic Library On-line (SciELO, Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde (LILACS e Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE referente a literatura publicada na última década (1997-2008. Treze artigos, um informe técnico e dois livros considerados relevantes sobre o assunto e publicados anteriormente ao ano 1997 foram citados na revisão. A revisão priorizou estudos de ensaios clínicos randomizados e de seguimento realizados com gestantes e mulheres no pós-parto. Os resultados obtidos mostram como principais fatores associados com a variação de peso no pós-parto o ganho de peso gestacional acima das recomendações do Institute of Medicine, Índice de Massa Corporal Pré-Gestacional > 25 kg/m2, dieta, tempo e intensidade do aleitamento materno e os fatores sócio-demográficos: raça negra, primiparidade, idade materna, baixa renda e baixa escolaridade. A prática regular de atividade física é recomendada como uma estratégia para evitar o ganho de peso excessivo e melhorar a perda de peso durante o pós-parto. No Brasil não existe uma estratégia nacional para prevenir o ganho de peso excessivo e garantir a adequada perda de peso nesse período. Durante o pós-parto, a maioria das ações de saúde visa basicamente garantir o aleitamento materno.This study is a review of nutritional and sociodemographic factors determining post-partum weight variation. A bibliographical search was carried out on the electronic databases Scientific Eletronic Library On-line (SciELO, Latin-American and Caribbean Literature on Health Sciences (LILACS and Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE for titles published in the past decade (1997-2008. Thirteen articles, one technical

  19. Systematic literature review

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    Barnard, K. D.; Lloyd, C. E.; Skinner, T. C.

    2007-01-01

    mixed results, with one study reporting quality of life benefits and one reporting no evidence of quality of life benefits. Conclusions: There is conflicting evidence reported in the various studies on the quality of life benefits of CSII in Type 1 diabetes. Existing research is flawed, making......Aim: To review systematically the published literature addressing whether continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) provides any quality of life benefits to people with Type 1 diabetes. Methods: Electronic databases and published references were searched and a consultation with two...

  20. Bruxism: A Literature Review

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    Reddy, S Varalakshmi; Kumar, M Praveen; Sravanthi, D; Mohsin, Abdul Habeeb Bin; Anuhya, V

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    Parafunctional activities associated with the stomatognathic system include lip and cheek chewing, nail biting, and teeth clenching. Bruxism can be classified as awake or sleep bruxism. Patients with sleep bruxism are more likely to experience jaw pain and limitation of movement, than people who do not experience sleep bruxism. Faulty occlusion is one of the most common causes of bruxism that further leads to temporomandibular joint pain. Bruxism has been described in various ways by different authors. This article gives a review of the literature on bruxism since its first description. PMID:25628497

  1. Bruxism: a literature review.

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    Reddy, S Varalakshmi; Kumar, M Praveen; Sravanthi, D; Mohsin, Abdul Habeeb Bin; Anuhya, V

    2014-01-01

    Parafunctional activities associated with the stomatognathic system include lip and cheek chewing, nail biting, and teeth clenching. Bruxism can be classified as awake or sleep bruxism. Patients with sleep bruxism are more likely to experience jaw pain and limitation of movement, than people who do not experience sleep bruxism. Faulty occlusion is one of the most common causes of bruxism that further leads to temporomandibular joint pain. Bruxism has been described in various ways by different authors. This article gives a review of the literature on bruxism since its first description.

  2. Diet and nutritional status of Ameridians: a review of the literature Dieta e estado nutricional de populações ameríndias: uma revisão da literatura

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    Darna L. Dufour

    1991-01-01

    This paper reviews and evaluates the available data on diet and nutritional status of Amerindians living in the tropical forests of Amazonia. The diets of most Amerindians are based on cassava and plantains/bananas, with high quality protein coming from fish, game and invertebrates. The composition of Amerindian diets is known for only a few groups. In these groups the dietary intake of households and adults appears to be adequate in energy and protein. However, the high bulk, low caloric den...

  3. Lysimeter literature review

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    Rogers, R.D.; McConnell, J.W. Jr.

    1993-08-01

    Many reports have been published concerning the use of lysimeters to obtain data on the performance of buried radioactive waste. This document presents a review of some of those reports. This review includes lysimeter studies using radioactive waste forms at Savannah River Site, Hanford Site, Argonne National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory; radionuclide tracer studies at Whiteshell Nuclear Research Establishment and Los Alamos National Laboratory; and water movement studies at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Beltsville, Maryland site, at the Hanford Site, and at New Mexico State University. The tests, results, and conclusions of each report are summarized, and conclusions concerning lysimeter technology are presented from an overall analysis of the literature. 38 refs., 44 figs., 9 tabs

  4. Gastric cancer metastasis mimicking primary lung cancer - case report and review of the literature; Metastase de cancer gastrico simulando neoplasia primaria de pulmao - relato de caso e revisao da literatura

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    Escuissato, Dante Luiz; Ledesma, Jorge Alberto; Urban, Linei Augusta Brolini Delle; Liu, Cristhian Bau [Parana Univ., Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Hospital de Clinicas. Servico de Radiologia]. E-mail: info@dapi.com.br; Reis Filho, Jorge Sergio [Parana Univ., Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Hospital de Clinicas. Servico de Patologia; Oliveira Filho, Adilson Gil; Ferri, Mauricio Beller; Hossaka, Marco Aurelio [Parana Univ., Curitiba, PR (Brazil). Hospital de Clinicas

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    Gastric cancer frequently presents intraperitoneal spread. Distant metastasis are rare. The authors describe a case of a 47-year-old white man, long-term cigarette smoker, who had a right upper lobe mass seen on plain films and computed tomography of the chest. A gastric adenocarcinoma was concomitantly diagnosed by endoscopic examination. A bronchoscopy guided biopsy showed that the lung mass was in fact a metastasis from gastric adenocarcinoma. In this article, the imaging findings of gastric cancer and the patterns of dissemination to other organs are reviewed. (author)

  5. Inefficacy of self-regulation of alcohol advertisements: a systematic review of the literature Ineficácia da autorregulamentação das propagandas de bebidas alcoólicas: uma revisão sistemática da literatura internacional

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    Alan Vendrame

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The most recent scientific literature indicates that alcohol advertising influences behavior, particularly early and higher alcohol consumption by children and adolescents. From a public health perspective, alcohol advertising should be restricted. In many countries, as well as in Brazil, limits to alcohol advertising are established by industry self-regulation (e.g. controlled by the advertising community itself. We examined in this review all articles on the subject of industry self-regulation of alcohol advertising published in the international literature. METHOD: A systematic literature review was conducted on articles investigating the effectiveness of self-regulation of alcohol advertisings. The search was conducted in Medline, SciELO, Camy and Google Scholar, between the years of 1991 and 2010. In addition, the "snowball" technique for the indication of the main authors on the subject was employed. From the articles found, 11 focused on the subject discussed here. DISCUSSION: The set of articles obtained indicates that industry self-regulation of alcohol advertising does not show evidence of efficacy. In other words, such a regulation does not prevent, for instance, alcohol advertising directed at children and adolescents. CONCLUSION: Further measures should be considered for the control and the broadcast of alcohol advertising, such as independent monitoring, legal control.OBJETIVO: A literatura científica mais recente aponta que a publicidade de bebidas alcoólicas influencia o comportamento, particularmente o consumo precoce e em grandes quantidades por crianças e adolescentes. Da perspectiva da saúde pública, a publicidade de bebidas alcoólicas deve ser restringida. Em muitos países, assim como no Brasil, os limites são estabelecidos pela autorregulamentação (ou seja, controlados pela própria comunidade publicitária. Analisou-se na presente revisão o conjunto dos trabalhos publicados na literatura internacional

  6. Ineficácia da autorregulamentaç��o das propagandas de bebidas alcoólicas: uma revisão sistemática da literatura internacional Inefficacy of self-regulation of alcohol advertisements: a systematic review of the literature

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    Alan Vendrame

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: A literatura científica mais recente aponta que a publicidade de bebidas alcoólicas influencia o comportamento, particularmente o consumo precoce e em grandes quantidades por crianças e adolescentes. Da perspectiva da saúde pública, a publicidade de bebidas alcoólicas deve ser restringida. Em muitos países, assim como no Brasil, os limites são estabelecidos pela autorregulamentação (ou seja, controlados pela própria comunidade publicitária. Analisou-se na presente revisão o conjunto dos trabalhos publicados na literatura internacional sobre este tipo de controle. MÉTODO: Realizou-se uma revisão bibliográfica sistemática de trabalhos que investigaram a eficácia da autorregulamentação da publicidade de bebidas alcoólicas. A busca foi feita nas bases de dados Medline, SciELO, Camy e Google Scholar, entre 1991 e 2010, bem como pela técnica de "bola de neve" para a indicação dos principais autores no tema. Foram considerados para o presente propósito 11 artigos. DISCUSSÃO: O conjunto dos trabalhos obtidos aponta que a autorregulamentação da publicidade de bebidas alcoólicas é pouco eficaz, não cumprindo com os objetivos de evitar, por exemplo, publicidade direcionada às crianças e adolescentes. CONCLUSÃO: Outras medidas devem ser consideradas para o controle e a veiculação das propagandas de bebidas alcoólicas, tais como monitoramento independente e controle legal.OBJECTIVE: The most recent scientific literature indicates that alcohol advertising influences behavior, particularly early and higher alcohol consumption by children and adolescents. From a public health perspective, alcohol advertising should be restricted. In many countries, as well as in Brazil, limits to alcohol advertising are established by industry self-regulation (e.g. controlled by the advertising community itself. We examined in this review all papers on the subject of industry self-regulation of alcohol advertising published in the

  7. Literatura surda: criação e produção de imagens e textos/Deaf literature: creation and construction of images and texts

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    Fabiano Souto Rosa

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste texto é analisar o uso da literatura como a construção da consciência de mundo, relacionando a interpretação com a realidade. A proposta é investigar a importância do uso da imagem e da linguagem na literatura, analisando a expressão de uma literatura surda. This paper aims to analyze the use of literature as the construction of world awareness, by relating interpretation and reality. We propose investigating the importance of using image and language in literature, by analyzing the expression of deaf literature.

  8. The endocannabinoid system and its role in schizophrenia: a systematic review of the literature O sistema endocanabinoide e seu papel na esquizofrenia: uma revisão sistemática da literatura

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    Rodrigo Ferretjans

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder whose mechanisms have remained only partially elucidated. The current proposals regarding its biological basis, such as the dopaminergic hypothesis, do not fully explain the diversity of its symptoms, indicating that other processes may be involved. This paper aims to review evidence supporting the involvement of the endocannabinoid system (ECS, a neurotransmitter group that is the target of Cannabis sativa compounds, in this disorder. METHODS: A systematic review of original papers, published in English, indexed in PubMed up to April, 2012. RESULTS: Most studies employed genetics and histological, neuroimaging or neurochemical methods - either in vivo or post-mortem - to investigate whether components of the ECS are compromised in patients. Overall, the data show changes in cannabinoid receptors in certain brain regions as well as altered levels in endocannabinoid levels in cerebrospinal fluid and/or blood. CONCLUSIONS: Although a dysfunction of the ECS has been described, results are not entirely consistent across studies. Further data are warrant to better define a role of this system in schizophrenia.OBJETIVO: A esquizofrenia é um transtorno psiquiátrico cujos mecanismos permanecem apenas parcialmente elucidados. As atuais propostas relativas à base biológica, tais como a hipótese dopaminérgica, não explicam por completo a diversidade de seus sintomas, o que indica que outros processos podem estar envolvidos. Este artigo tem como objetivo revisar indícios que sustentem o envolvimento do sistema endocanabinoide (SECB, um grupo de neurotransmissoresalvo dos compostos da Cannabis sativa, nesse transtorno. MÉTODOS: Revisão sistemática dos artigos originais, publicados em inglês e indexados no PubMed até abril de 2012. RESULTADOS: A maioria dos estudos empregou métodos neuroquímicos ou de neuroimagem genéticos e histológicos - tanto in vivo quanto post-mortem - para investigar se

  9. Evidências sobre o suporte durante o trabalho de parto/parto: uma revisão da literatura Evidence on support during labor and delivery: a literature review

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    Odaléa Maria Brüggemann

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Os efeitos do suporte à mulher durante o trabalho de parto/parto por profissionais de saúde, mulheres leigas e doulas, sobre os resultados maternos e neonatais têm sido avaliados em vários ensaios clínicos randomizados, metanálises e revisões sistemáticas. Este artigo apresenta a revisão desses estudos, enfocando as principais características, o provedor de suporte, a simultaneidade na presença ou não do companheiro/familiares da parturiente durante o trabalho de parto e parto, e os resultados obtidos. Foram incluídos os estudos publicados entre os anos de 1980 e 2004, que contemplam explicitamente os aspectos avaliados. De maneira geral, os resultados do suporte são favoráveis, destacando-se redução da taxa de cesarianas, da analgesia/medicamentos para alívio da dor, da duração do trabalho de parto, da utilização de ocitocina e produzindo aumento na satisfação materna com a experiência vivida. Quando o provedor de suporte não é um profissional de saúde, os benefícios têm sido mais acentuados. Os estudos disponíveis não avaliam o acompanhante escolhido pela parturiente como um provedor de suporte, o que constitui lacuna de conhecimento a ser preenchida.The effects of support for women during labor and delivery provided by health professionals, lay women, and doulas on the maternal and neonatal outcomes have been evaluated through randomized clinical trials, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews. This article presents a review of these studies, focusing on the principal characteristics, support provider, simultaneous presence of the woman's spouse and/or family members during labor and delivery and the outcomes. The analysis included studies published from 1980 to 2004 which explicitly approached these aspects. In general, the results of such support were favorable, highlighting a reduction in the cesarean rate, analgesia/ medication for pain relief, duration of labor, and utilization of oxytocin and an increase in

  10. Intervenção precoce em escolares de risco para a dislexia: revisão da literatura Early intervention in students at risk for dyslexia: literature review

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    Maíra Anelli Martins

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available TEMA: intervenção precoce em escolares de risco para a dislexia. OBJETIVO: este estudo tem por objetivo geral mapear os artigos publicados sobre intervenção com escolares de risco para dislexia e, como objetivos específicos, analisar descritivamente aspectos específicos dos textos. CONCLUSÃO: as publicações na área em relação ao tema não são constantes, porém, os artigos científicos analisados evidenciam a preocupação dos pesquisadores em elaborar, desenvolver e validar instrumentos de avaliações e intervenções que contribuam para a identificação precoce da dislexia.BACKGROUND: early intervention in students at risk for dyslexia. PURPOSE: this study aims to map the general articles on intervention with students at risk for dyslexia and specific objectives, descriptively analyzing specific text aspects. CONCLUSION: there are few published data on this issue; however, the reviewed scientific articles highlight the concern of the researchers to elaborate, develop and validate assessments and interventions that contribute to the early identification of dyslexia.

  11. Conocimientos y creencias de las enfermeras sobre el cuidado de las úlceras por presión: revision sistemática de la literatura Nurses´knowledge and beliefs about pressure ulcers care: a systematic review of literature

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    Pedro L. Pancorbo Hidalgo

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Determinar el estado actual del conocimiento sobre las medidas de prevención y tratamiento de las upp en los profesionales de enfermería. Diseño: Revisión sistemática. Fuentes de datos: Se han utilizado 14 bases de datos bibliográficas. Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE;Cinahl; Medline; Currents Contents: Clinical Medicine, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Life Sciences; Índice médico español (IME; Cuiden; Centro Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Información en Ciencias de la Salud (LILACS; Cochrane Library; EBSCO; ScienceDirect; Springer; InterSciencia; ProQuest y Pascal. Métodos de revisión: Se han incluido artículos de encuestas de conocimientos sobre úlceras por presión que estuvieran publicados en español, inglés, francés y portugués, y un estudio cuasi-experimental, para ver la influencia en los conocimientos de una sesión educativa específica sobre upp. Se han excluido aquellos estudios sobre conocimientos que utilizan metodologías que impiden su comparación. Resultados: Se han incluido 18 artículos. La mayoría utilizaron un muestreo por conveniencia. Los participantes de los estudios eran enfermeras tituladas, auxiliares de enfermería y estudiantes. El índice global de conocimientos se sitúa en un 70% como media; con un rango entre 73 y 85% para la prevención y de 56 a 78% para tratamiento. El nivel de formación influye sobre el índice de conocimientos. Los factores de riesgo mejor conocidos son la incontinencia, la inmovilidad, presión mantenida o la desnutrición. Las intervenciones de enfermería mejor conocidas son cuidados de la piel, mantener la cama limpia y los cambios posturales. El uso de superficies de alivio de la presión, la educación al paciente y la clasificación de la upp están entre las intervenciones enfermeras conocidas por un menor número de profesionales. Conclusiones: Existe un aceptable nivel de conocimientos de las recomendaciones para la prevenci

  12. Literatura e medicina: o território partilhado Literature and medicine: the shared territory

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    Moacyr Scliar

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Partindo do texto do escritor português José Cardoso Pires, "De Profundis: Valsa Lenta", em que o autor descreve a afasia pela qual passou em conseqüência de acidente vascular cerebral, são feitas considerações sobre o enfoque da doença por escritores e por médicos. As diferenças apontadas, em termos da forma e do conteúdo dos textos que, na literatura e na medicina, descrevem a doença, enquadram-se no conflito entre as duas culturas, tal como descrito por C. P. Snow, sendo característico da crescente especialização. A inclusão de textos literários no treinamento de médicos e de profissionais da saúde pode ajudar a superar esse hiato, facilitando o entendimento da doença em sua dimensão mais ampla e contribuindo para um melhor relacionamento profissional-paciente.The text De Profundis: Valsa Lenta (De Profundis: Slow Waltz, by Portuguese author José Cardoso Pires, describing the aphasia he experienced after a stroke, was used as a starting point to study the different approaches writers and physician have regarding the disease. The differences in form and content of texts describing the disease in literature and medicine fit in the conflict between the two cultures, as described by C.P. Snow, and are typical of the increasing specialization. The addition of literary texts in training programs for doctors and health professionals may help overcome this gap, making it easier to understand the disease in its broader dimension and collaborating to improve the relationship between patients and professionals.

  13. Fatores de risco para otite média aguda recorrente: onde podemos intervir? - uma revisão sistemática da literatura Systematic literature review of modifiable risk factors for recurrent acute otitis media in childhood

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    José Faibes Lubianca Neto

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Revisar evidências sobre fatores de risco modificáveis para otite média aguda recorrente. FONTE DOS DADOS: MEDLINE sem restrição de linguagem de janeiro de 1966 até julho de 2005, utilizando descritores "acute otitis media/risk factors". Obtiveram-se 257 artigos. Desses, incluíram-se ensaios clínicos randomizados, coortes, estudos de caso-controle e transversais que tiveram análise dos fatores de risco modificáveis para desenvolvimento de otite média aguda recorrente como objetivo principal e com amostras de indivíduos de até 18 anos. Excluíram-se, exceto quando relevantes, revisões não-sistemáticas, relatos de casos e série de casos, além de diretrizes de sociedades médicas. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: Identificaram-se nove fatores de risco ligados ao hospedeiro e oito ligados ao ambiente. Do primeiro grupo, classificaram-se como modificáveis alergia, anormalidades craniofaciais, refluxo gastroesofágico e presença de adenóides. Na segunda categoria, incluíram-se infecção de vias aéreas superiores, cuidados em creches, presença de irmãos/tamanho da família, fumo passivo, aleitamento materno e uso de chupetas. Posteriormente, classificaram-se os fatores de risco de acordo com níveis de evidência. CONCLUSÕES: Os fatores de risco estabelecidos para otite média aguda recorrente e passíveis de intervenção foram uso de chupetas e cuidados em creche. Os fatores de risco prováveis foram privação do leite materno, presença de irmãos, anormalidades craniofaciais, fumo passivo e presença de adenóides. Nenhum fator modificável foi classificado como pouco provável. Entre os que precisam ser melhor estudados estão alergia, refluxo gastroesofágico e fumo passivo na gestação.OBJECTIVE: Review evidence about modifiable risk factors for recurrent acute otitis media. SOURCE OF DATA: MEDLINE with no language restriction, from January 1966 to July 2005, using descriptors "acute otitis media/risk factors". Two

  14. Atividades da farmácia hospitalar brasileira para com pacientes hospitalizados: uma revisão da literatura Pharmaceutical services for inpatients provided by hospital pharmacies in Brazil: a review of the literature

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    Rachel Magarinos-Torres

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo discute a produção científica relacionada à farmácia hospitalar brasileira direcionada à internação, na tentativa de ampliar a visão sobre características e prioridades. Foram localizados dezessete artigos nas bases de dados Medline e Lilacs condizentes com os critérios de inclusão e exclusão definidos a priori. A maioria ateve-se aos componentes ensino/pesquisa, logística e farmacotécnica, a partir da observação de hospitais públicos localizados no Sudeste. Percebe-se a escassez de textos relacionados a atividades estruturais como gerenciamento e seleção. Estima-se que à formação acadêmica dos farmacêuticos atrele-se a percepção da manipulação como atividade preponderante nos serviços embora, atualmente, esta seja necessária apenas em um número restrito de hospitais. Soma-se a isto a baixa adequação das atividades realizadas a normas legais e padrões estabelecidos e a inexistência de revista brasileira dedicada ao tema e indexada pela BVS. Tendo em vista a maior freqüência de trabalhos oriundos do setor público, há, aparentemente, ou maior liberdade de atuação do farmacêutico neste setor ou menor produção científica, quantificada por publicações, no setor privado.This paper discusses the literature on hospital pharmacy services for in-patients in Brazil, seeking a broader view of its characteristics and priorities. Seventeen papers were located in the Medline and Lilacs databases that complied with the pre-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria. Most of them were related to teaching and research, logistics and compounding, based on observations in public hospitals in Southeast Brazil. Few studies focused on core activities such as management and selection. The academic syllabus through which pharmacy students are trained may underlie the perception that compounding is the preponderant aspect of hospital pharmacy services, although this is required in only a few institutions. Added to

  15. Tumor neuroendócrino primário de mama: relato de três casos e revisão de literatura Primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast: case report and literature review

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    Mariana Novaes Pinheiro

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Os tumores neuroendócrinos primários de mama (TNPMs são incomuns e não há consenso quanto a tratamento e prognóstico. No presente trabalho, foram revisados os diagnósticos de 1.184 pacientes com câncer de mama atendidos no Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo (HCFMRP/USP, identificando três casos que preenchiam os critérios de TNPM, segundo classificação estabelecida pela Organização Mundial da Saúde (OMS em 2003. Foram avaliados os achados clinicopatológicos e imuno-histoquímicos e as terapias realizadas, buscando caracterizar os padrões histopatológicos e de comportamento distintos dos carcinomas convencionais de mama.Primary neuroendocrine breast carcinomas (NECs are uncommon. Moreover, there is no consensus as to its treatment and prognosis. In this study, the diagnoses of 1,184 cases of breast cancer treated at Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto/Universidade de São Paulo (HCFMRP/USP were reviewed. Three among them fulfilled the criteria for primary NEC according to the classification established by the World Health Organization (WHO in 2003. Clinicopathological, immunohistochemical features and treatments were assessed in order to characterize histopathological and distinct patterns of conventional breast carcinomas.

  16. Paracoccidioidomicose: revisão de literatura = Paracoccidioidomycosis: iterature Review

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    Palmeiro, Mariana Reuter

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Apresentar uma revisão da literatura sobre a paracoccidioidomicose, abordando aspectos clínicos importantes da doença. Fonte de dados: Foram consultados artigos indexados no Medline e livros-texto sobre o tema, ambos publicados no período de 1990 a 2004. Síntese de dados: A paracoccidioidomicose é uma doença sistêmica, endêmica, causada pelo fungo dimórfico Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. Embora a via primária de infecção seja a pulmonar, pela inalação de esporos ou partículas do fungo, vários sítios anatômicos podem ser acometidos pela disseminação linfoematogênica, inclusive a mucosa oral. Conclusão: A via primária de infecção da paracoccidioidomicose é pulmonar, mas a doença é, freqüentemente, diagnosticada a partir de manifesta- ções orais. A abordagem clínica de pacientes portadores de lesões ulceradas crônicas de mucosa oral deve, portanto, considerar a paracoccidioidomicose como possibilidade diagnóstica

  17. Respostas fisiológicas e emocionais ao estresse em estudantes de enfermagem: revisão integrativa da literatura científica Respuestas fisiológicas y emocionales al estrés en estudiantes de enfermería: revisión integrativa de la literatura científica Physiological and emotional responses to stress in nursing students: an integrative review of scientific literature

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    Sonia Betzabeth Ticona Benavente

    2011-01-01

    refirieron al tema, de ellos, cinco abordaron manifestaciones psicológicas, cuatro, manifestaciones fisiológicas y otros cuatro ambas. Del total, cuatro fueron estudios longitudinales y nueve transversales. CONCLUSIÓN: Por los resultados alcanzados, se observó que el tema aun debe ser estudiado y desarrollado en el proceso de enseñanza y aprendizaje de la enfermería, pues se verificó que el estrés es una ocurrencia frecuente y con consecuencias importantes entre esos estudiantes.OBJECTIVE: To analyze the scientific results published in national and international nursing journals related to the physiological and emotional responses of nursing students. METHODS: We performed an integrative review of scientific literature, focusing on the databases PUBMED, MEDLINE, CINAHL, LILACS and SciELO. In the sample, we included works available in full text, in Portuguese, English or Spanish, published between July 2004 to July 2009, and which contained at least one descriptor in the title and three in the text, directly related to physiological and psychological manifestations of stress in nursing students. RESULTS: Of 126 articles identified, only 13 referred to the theme; of these, five addressed psychological manifestations, four addressed physiological manifestations, and four others identified both. Of the total, four studies were longitudinal and nine were transverse. CONCLUSION: In terms of results, it was observed that the theme should be further studied and developed in the process of teaching and learning of nursing, because it was verified that stress is a frequent occurrence and has major consequences for these students.

  18. Utentes com gastrectomia por carcinoma gástrico: nutrição versus qualidade de vida - Revisão sistemática de literatura Usuarios con gastrectomía por carcinoma gástrico: nutrición versus calidad de vida - Revisión sistemática de la literatura Users with gastrectomy for gastric carcinoma: nutrition versus quality of life - Systematic literature review

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    Ivo Cristiano Soares Paiva

    2011-03-01

    -enfermedad se efectuó una Revisión Sistemática de la Literatura (RSL, sin meta-síntesis y sin metanálisis. Se siguió la metodología PI[C]OD - Participantes; Intervenciones; [Comparaciones]; Resultados; Diseño del estudio - para la elaboración de la pregunta de investigación y definición de los criterios de inclusión y exclusión de los estudios recogidos siendo que, los doce que constituyeron la muestra fueron analizados, interpretados y sintetizados. De ese análisis pudo concluirse que la nutrición se traduce en un beneficio cuando es iniciada precozmente y que conlleva a una mejora de la Calidad de Vida. El enfermero funciona como elemento facilitador en el proceso, promoviendo la autonomía e independencia necesarias para satisfacer las necesidades, exprimidas o sentidas, de autocuidado. En Portugal, ha surgido la necesidad de reconocer la importancia de la variable nutrición en la minimización del impacto de la cirugía por carcinoma gástrico y de desarrollar estudios en este ámbito, transponiendo los resultados a la práctica.Cancer has a stigmatizing nature felt by the sufferer and his familie, associated with the uncertainty of prognosis, causing suffering, and raising issues of the Quality of Life (QOL of individuals. In order to understand the impact on those having gastrectomy for gastric carcinoma (nutrition versus QOL, its influence on satisfaction with self-care and the nurse’s role during the health-disease transition process, a Systematic Literature Review (RSL was conducted, without meta-synthesis and without meta-analysis. The PI[C]OD methodology - Participants; Interventions; [Comparisons]; Outcomes, Study design - was used to develop the research question and to define the criteria for inclusion and exclusion of studies identified, with twelve forming the sample; analysis, interpretation and summary were conducted. From this analysis it can be concluded that nutrition is beneficial when started early, leading to improvement in QOL. The

  19. O papel dos enfermeiros na equipa multidisciplinar em Cuidados de Saúde Primários: Revisão sistemática da literatura El papel de los enfermeros en equipo multidisciplinario en Atención Primaria de la Salud: Revisión sistemática de la literatura The nurse’s role in the multidisciplinary team in Primary Health Care: Systematic literature review

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    Marília Maria Andrade Marques da Conceição e Neves

    2012-12-01

    artículos, todos estos sobre estudios primarios de corte cualitativo, seleccionados con base a criterios predefinidos, encontrados en la plataforma de EBSCOhost, en bases de datos bibliográficas electrónicas con texto completo y publicados entre 2000-2010. Se destacó la diversidad de percepciones sobre el papel del enfermero: un conocimiento superficial de sus competencias por otros profesionales; el ser percibido como siendo un facilitador en el acceso a los cuidados por parte de los usuarios; los enfermeros se perciben a sí mismos como siendo elementos clave en la comunicación interdisciplinaria y reconocen que su papel puede ampliarse en el área preventiva, en los cuidados de mayores y en el contexto domiciliario. Se concluye que es necesario «trabajar» hacia el trabajo en equipo y que hay retos que superar para una participación más eficaz de los enfermeros en la decisión, la planificación y la coordinación de los cuidados, reconociendo asimismo que el cambio se producirá en función de que el papel del enfermero sea mejor entendido por el equipo y entre los usuarios.International trends indicate a paradigm shift in primary health care, with the development of multidisciplinary teams that challenge the nurses to assume new outreach roles beyond the socially accepted and expected. With the aim of knowing how the nurse’s role in the multidisciplinary primary health care team is perceived, a systematic review of literature was carried out, based on 10 articles, all primary and qualitative studies, selected according to predefined criteria, and identified using the EBSCOhost platform, electronic bibliographic databases with full text and published between 2000-2010. A diversity of perceptions of the role of the nurse were identified: superficial knowledge of their competence by other professionals; being perceived as facilitator in access to care by users; nurses being key elements in interdisciplinary communication; and recognition that their role

  20. Diet and nutritional status of Ameridians: a review of the literature Dieta e estado nutricional de populações ameríndias: uma revisão da literatura

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    Darna L. Dufour

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    Full Text Available This paper reviews and evaluates the available data on diet and nutritional status of Amerindians living in the tropical forests of Amazonia. The diets of most Amerindians are based on cassava and plantains/bananas, with high quality protein coming from fish, game and invertebrates. The composition of Amerindian diets is known for only a few groups. In these groups the dietary intake of households and adults appears to be adequate in energy and protein. However, the high bulk, low caloric density of the diets suggests that they are not concentrated enough for children. Anthropometric data is available for a number of groups. Adults are small in size, but nutritional status assessed in terms of weight-for-height is generally good. Children are small for their age, and in some groups more than 10% would be classified as undernourished on the basis of weight-for-height, and/or clinical signs.Este trabalho revê e avalia os dados disponíveis sobre a alimentação e estado nutricional de ameríndios que habitam as florestas pluviais tropicais da Amazônia. A alimentação da maioria dos ameríndios está baseada na mandioca e na banana, enquanto que peixes, animais silvestres e invertebrados são responsáveis por proteínas de alta qualidade. Só é conhecida a composição da alimentação ameríndia de alguns grupos. Nestes, o consumo aumentar das famílias e dos adultos parece ser adequado em termos de calorias e proteínas. Contudo, a baixa densidade calórica da alimentação, baseada na mandioca e na banana, sugere que esta não é concentrada o bastante para as crianças. Dados antropométricos de inúmeros grupos encontram-se disponíveis. Os adultos são de baixa estatura, porém o seu estado nutricional, avaliado em termos de peso/altura, é geralmente bom. As crianças são pequenas para sua idade e, em certos grupos, mais de 10% seriam classificadas como subnutridas, com base no critério peso/altura e/ou em sinais clínicos.

  1. Artrocentese da articulação temporomandibular: avaliação de resultados e revisão da literatura Temporomandibular joint arthrocententesis: evaluation of results and review of the literature

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    Belmiro Cavalcanti do Egito Vasconcelos

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o efeito da artrocentese em relação à sintomatologia e movimentação mandibular em uma serie de pacientes com deslocamento anterior de disco e travamento mandibular. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: O estudo foi baseado nos dados pré e pós-operatório de pacientes através de exame clínico e radiográfico. A Escala Analógica Visual (EAV foi usada para quantificar a dor no pré e pós-operatório. Foram avaliados 6 pacientes (12 articulações tratados no Hospital Universitário Oswaldo Cruz (HUOC com travamento mandibular (2 casos e desarranjo interno (4 casos. O período médio de acompanhamento foi de 11,5 meses. RESULTADOS: A média de abertura bucal pré-operatória foi de 31,83mm e no pós-operatório foi de 36,50mm. A média de dor articular segundo a escala visual analógica encontrada foi de 7 e no pós-operatório foi de 4,3. CONCLUSÃO: A artrocentese mostrou-se efetiva na melhora da dor articular e na movimentação mandibular nesta série de casos.AIM: This study was designed to investigate the effects of arthrocentesis on the improvement of internal derangement symptoms and jaw function in a series of patients with anterior disc displacement and closed lockjaw. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was based on a review of patients’ records before and after treatment using clinical examinations and radiographs. Visual analog scales were used to measure pain before and after arthrocentesis. Six patients (12 temporomandibular joints with closed lock symptoms (2 cases and internal derangements (4 cases were treated at the Oswaldo Cruz Hospital. The mean follow-up was 11.5 months. RESULTS: The mean maximum vertical opening before treatment was 31.83 mm and after arthrocentesis was 36.50 mm. The visual analog scale for pain before treatment was 7 points (mean and after arthrocentesis the mean was 4.3. CONCLUSION: Arthrocentesis was shown to be effective in reducing pain and increasing jaw motion in this series of cases.

  2. Pneumonia de hipersensibilidade crônica: análise de oito casos e revisão da literatura Chronic hypersensitivity pneumonia: analysis of eight cases and review of the literature

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    MARIA DE FATIMA DO AMPARO TEIXEIRA

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available A pneumonia de hipersensibilidade é uma doença de natureza imunológica secundária à inalação crônica de poeiras orgânicas ou químicas. O diagnóstico na sua fase crônica é difícil devido à apresentação clínica e radiológica semelhante à de outras doenças intersticiais, sendo freqüentemente necessária a realização de biópsia pulmonar para seu diagnóstico. Os autores revisam os casos confirmados nos últimos 11 anos, atendidos no Instituto de Doenças do Tórax/UFRJ. Foram encontrados nesse período oito casos confirmados por estudo histopatológico. Os sintomas preponderantes foram tosse e dispnéia. Todos apresentavam infiltrado intersticial no estudo radiológico e padrão restritivo funcional foi encontrado em cerca de 70% dos casos. Nos sete pacientes em que foi iniciado tratamento com corticosteróide, todos apresentaram melhora clínica, porém não houve correlação entre a resposta clínica e a evolução radiológica ou funcional. Uma vez diagnosticado, o paciente deve ser afastado da exposição, visto a possibilidade de evolução para fibrose pulmonar nos continuamente expostos.Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is an immunologic lung disease caused by chronic inhalation of chemicals or organic dusts. Its chronic stage makes diagnosis more difficult because other interstitial diseases share the same clinical and radiological presentation, usually requiring open lung biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. The authors reviewed the confirmed cases in the last 11 years at the Thoracic Diseases Institute [Instituto de Doenças do Tórax] of the Rio de Janeiro Federal University [UFRJ]. In this period, eight cases were confirmed by histopathological studies. Main symptoms were dyspnea and coughing. All cases showed interstitial infiltrates on radiological studies and restrictive functional patterns were found in 70% of the cases. All seven patients treated with corticosteroids responded with improved clinical symptoms

  3. Delay of medical care for symptomatic breast cancer: a literature review El retraso en la atención médica del cáncer de mama: una revisión de la literatura

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    Karla Unger-Saldaña

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this paper is to organize and summarize existing information on delayed medical attention for women with breast cancer and identify research needs in this area. This review is organized in six parts: origins and permanence of the message "do not delay" medical attention for potential cancer symptoms; definition and classification of breast cancer delay; impact of delay on breast cancer prognosis; factors related to breast cancer delay and the ways these have been studied; the study of breast cancer delay in Mexico; and directions for future research in developing countries, with a special focus on Mexico. We point out the need of a more integral study of delay that takes into account socio-structural and health services factors, in order to find modifiable factors towards which political actions should be directed to improve breast cancer medical attention in underdeveloped countries.El objetivo de esta revisión es integrar información disponible con respecto al retraso en la atención médica del cáncer de mama e identificar necesidades de investigación en este tema. La revisión consta de seis apartados: origen del mensaje "no retrasar" ante la aparición de síntomas de cáncer; definición y clasificación del retraso en la atención del cáncer de mama; impacto del retraso sobre el pronóstico de la enfermedad; factores asociados con el retraso; la investigación del retraso en la atención del cáncer de mama en México; y necesidades de investigación en este tema. Se señala la necesidad de estudiar el retraso en la atención del cáncer de mama de forma más integral, tomando en cuenta características socio-estructurales y de servicios de salud, para identificar factores modificables hacia los cuales dirigir esfuerzos para mejorar la atención de esta enfermedad en países en vías de desarrollo.

  4. Von hippel-lindaus disease: Report of three cases and review of the literature Doença de von Hippel-Lindau: relato de três casos e revisão da literatura

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    Luiz F. Bleggi-Torres

    1995-12-01

    Full Text Available The authors present the autopsy findings of two related patients and the biopsy findings of a thrid member of the family. The oldest member was 34 years old at death and on postmortem examination he had haemangioblastomas in the retina, cerebellum, medulla and spinal cord. Other findings were renal cell carcinoma, phaechromocytoma, cysts of kidney and pancreas, hydromyelia and atypical meningiomas. His brother died when 30 years old. The autopsy revealed haemangioblastomas of cerebellum, renal cell carcinoma and a clear cell cystadenoma of epididymus. The third patient was the daughter of the first and presented with headache and dizziness. CT-scan showed a cerebellar haemangioblastoma. Epidemiological considerations on the commonest visceral and CNS lesions and a review of current diagnostic criteria are discussed.Os autores relatam os achados de autópsia de dois pacientes de uma mesma família e o diagnóstico por biópsia de hemangioblastoma de um terceiro membro desta mesma família. O primeiro paciente tinha 34 anos por ocasião do óbito e os achados de necrópsia mostraram hemangioblastoma de retina, cerebelo, bulbo e medula espinhal, além de carcinoma renal, feocromocitoma, lesões císticas de rim e pâncreas, hidromielia e meningiomas atípicos. Seu irmão morreu com 30 anos de idade e a autópsia revelou hemangioblastomas de cerebelo, carcinoma renal e cistoadenoma de células claras de epididimo. A terceira paciente era filha do primeiro paciente e apresentou cefaléia e ataxia. A tomografia computadorizada mostrou lesão cerebelar cística e a biópsia confirmou tratar-se de hemangioblastoma. São feitas considerações epidemiológicas sobre lesões viscerais e do sistema nervoso mais comumente encontradas, além de discutir critérios diagnósticos.

  5. Neuropsychological tests and driving in dementia: a review of the recent literature Testes neuropsicológicos e direção na demência: uma revisão da literatura recente

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    Marcia Thereza Silva

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Neuropsychological tests measure several aspects of cognition and are useful to evaluate elderly drivers with cognitive impairment. However, there is no consensus on a standard battery of tests that could accurately predict safe driving. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to review specific neuropsychological measures that may be useful to predict driving competence of demented individuals. METHOD: To address neuropsychologicaltests used for dementia and the ability to drive, the authors searched for the keywords dementia, Alzheimer's, drive, driver, drivers, driving, tests, neuropsychological, and assessment, in Medline, PubMed, ISI and SciELO databases seeking articles from 2000 to 2008. RESUTLS: From 131 articles, 27 met the inclusion criteria. Porteus Maze, Clock drawing, Trail B, UFOV and NAB Tests were found to be the most relevant neuropsychological measures for the evaluation of fitness to drive. CONCLUSION: Porteus Maze, Clock Drawing, Trail B, UFOV and NAB tests highlight visuospatial attention demands and/ or executive function. Those and other visuospatial and executive measures may be useful to predict driving competence of demented individuals.INTRODUÇÃO: Testes neuropsicológicos aferem diversos aspectos de cognição e são úteis para avaliar motoristas idosos que apresentam déficits cognitivos. Entretanto, ainda não existe consenso sobre uma bateria de testes capaz de apurar com eficiência os riscos de dirigir. Objetivo. O objetivo deste estudo foi revisar medidas neuropsicológicas específicas, capazes de prognosticar competência para dirigir em indivíduos com demência. MÉTODOS: Para identificar testes neuropsicológicos que predizem habilidade para dirigir, os autores intersectaram as palavras-chave: demência, Alzheimer, dirigir, condutor, condutores, direção, testes, neuropsicológicos e avaliação nas bases Medline, Pubmed, ISI e Scielo, buscando artigos entre os anos 2000 e 2008. RESULTADOS

  6. Histórico, efeitos e mecanismo de ação do êxtase (3-4 metilenodioximetanfetamina: revisão da literatura History, effects, and mechanisms of action of ecstasy (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine: a literature review

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    Stella Pereira de Almeida

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available A presente revisão enfoca a 3-4 metilenodioximetanfetamina, droga ilegal conhecida como "êxtase". O êxtase foi introduzido no Brasil em 1994. Embora faltem dados sobre a epidemiologia e sobre os padrões de uso do êxtase no Brasil, há indicações de que o consumo seja, até o momento, restrito a jovens da classe alta ou média-alta e desconhecido para a maioria da população, inclusive para profissionais da saúde. Contudo, é possível que ocorra uma popularização dessa droga no Brasil, seguindo a tendência norte-americana e européia. A facilidade de consumo do êxtase -- em forma de pílulas -- pode ser um fator importante para sua popularização. O êxtase tem reputação de não apresentar perigo físico; contudo, há inúmeros relatos de reações adversas e mortes relacionadas à sua ingestão. Além disso, sabe-se que nem todos os comprimidos consumidos como êxtase necessariamente contém metilenodioximetanfetamina. Diante da ausência de controle farmacêutico, nenhum consumidor sabe exatamente o que está ingerindo. Assim, embora os efeitos do êxtase sejam percebidos como predominantemente positivos pelos usuários, a droga é potencialmente perigosa. Por essa razão, são necessárias intervenções de caráter primário e secundário para prevenir o uso de êxtase e a ocorrência de reações adversas. Para serem efetivas, tais ações devem levar em conta as características da população consumidora e seu padrão de consumo. Também é fundamental a capacitação de profissionais de saúde para intervenções médicas de emergência em casos de intoxicação e complicações resultantes do uso da droga.This review focuses on 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, an illegal drug known as "ecstasy." Ecstasy was introduced in Brazil in 1994. Data are lacking on the epidemiology and usage pattern of the drug in Brazil. However, there is evidence that until now the use of ecstasy has been limited to middle-class or upper

  7. Timomas malignos: A experiência do IPO do Porto e revisão da literatura Malignant thymomas: The experience of the Portuguese Oncological Institute, Porto, and literature review

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    Berta Sousa

    2007-07-01

    2-IVa, com follow-up variando entre 8 e 144 meses. 10 doentes com ressecção completa receberam tratamento adjuvante, 6 radioterapia (4 doentes B3-II, 2 doentes B3-III, 2 quimioterapia (AB-IVa e 2 radioterapia e quimioterapia (B1-IVa, B2-III. Apenas os 2 doentes que efectuaram quimioterapia adjuvante recidivaram, aos 168 e 46 meses, e morreram aos 168 e 49 meses. Os restantes doentes que efectuaram tratamento adjuvante encontram-se sem evidência de doença. Dos 5 doentes com ressecção incompleta seguido de tratamento complementar (2 doentes AB-III, 2 B1-IVa, 1 B3-III, 3 morreram aos 11 meses (B3-III, aos 12 meses (B1-IVa e aos 241 meses (AB-III, este último por MG. Conclusões: Apesar de se tratar de uma pequena série, os factores preditivos de mau prognóstico foram a ressecção incompleta, estádio avançado e o subtipo histológico B3. É necessário investigar o papel do tratamento adjuvante e neoadjuvante no grupo de doentes com doença avançada e subtipo histológico B3.Introduction: Epithelial thymic tumours (ETT, which comprise the majority of thymomas, are neoplasias developed from the epithelial cells of the thymus and constitute around 30% of anterior mediastinal masses in adults. Thymomas consist of cells with no cytological characteristics of malignity; malignant behaviour is determined by invasion of the capsule and adjacent structures. These tumours present a broad spectrum of clinical and morphological characteristics and the small series of known patients makes establishing a standard treatment difficult. Material and methods: A retrospective study was made into thymoma diagnosed patients admitted to the Portuguese Oncology Institute in Porto (IPOPorto from 1983 to 2004. Clinical characteristics were analysed and a histological classification made in accordance with World Health Organization criteria, Masaoka staging, and their relation to treatment methods. A review of the clinical records of these patients was then made, as well as a

  8. Nuclear Energy Literature Review

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    Simic, Z.; Wastin, F.

    2016-01-01

    In the light of five years after a major accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant it is interesting to make nuclear energy related literature review. There is a number of accidents related reports from all major international institutions (like the IAEA and OECD NEA) and research organizations have drawn conclusions and lessons to learn from this terrible accident. These reports are the result of expert and scientific analyses carried out during these five years and they present ideal sources for both understanding what has happened and what can be learned in order to avoid and mitigate effects of such events in the future. From a wider perspective it is also interesting to analyze the impact on research and development (R and D) activities. This literature review is performed with hope to gain some useful insights from the analysis of the volume and topics in all research activities related to the Fukushima accident and nuclear energy (NE) altogether. This kind of review should at least provide an overview of trends and provide base for better planning of future activities. This paper analyzes the published NE related research of over more than 50 years with focus on three major nuclear accidents (TMI, Chernobyl and Fukushima). It has been performed using Scopus tools and database, and mainly focuses on statistics related to the subjects, countries, keywords and type of publishing. It also analyses how responsive is nuclear energy related R and D regarding the volume and subjects, and how is that research spread among most active countries. Nuclear power accidents influence increase and change of research. Both accidents, Chernobyl and Fukushima had maximum share in all nuclear power related papers at similar yearly level (9 percent in 1991 and 12 percent in 2015 respectively). TMI peaked at the 2.5 percent share in 1982. Engineering is the most frequent subjects for TMI and cumulative NE related publishing. Medicine and environmental science subjects

  9. Crossflow Filtraton: Literature Review

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    Duignan, M.

    2011-01-01

    As part of the Filtration task EM-31, WP-2.3.6, which is a joint effort between Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), tests were planned to evaluate crossflow filtration in order to the improve the use of existing hardware in the waste treatment plants at both the Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS) and Hanford Site. These tests included experiments to try different operating conditions and additives, such as filter aids, in order to create a more permeable filter cake and improve the permeate flux. To plan the SRNL tests a literature review was performed to provide information on previous experiments performed by DOE laboratories, and by academia. This report compliments PNNL report (Daniel, et al 2010), and is an attempt to try and capture crossflow filtration work performed in the past that provide a basis for future testing. However, not all sources on crossflow filtration could be reviewed due to the shear volume of information available. In this report various references were examined and a representative group was chosen to present the major factors that affect crossflow filtration. The information summarized in this review contains previous operating conditions studied and their influence on the rate of filtration. Besides operating conditions, other attempted improvements include the use of filter aids, a pre-filtration leaching process, the backpulse system, and various types of filter tubes and filter coatings. The results from past research can be used as a starting point for further experimentation that can result in the improvement in the performance of the crossflow filtration. The literature reviewed in this report indicates how complex the crossflow issues are with the results of some studies appearing to conflict results from other studies. This complexity implies that filtration of mobilized stored waste cannot be explained in a simple generic sense; meaning an empirical

  10. CROSSFLOW FILTRATON: LITERATURE REVIEW

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    Duignan, M.

    2011-01-01

    As part of the Filtration task EM-31, WP-2.3.6, which is a joint effort between Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), tests were planned to evaluate crossflow filtration in order to the improve the use of existing hardware in the waste treatment plants at both the Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS) and Hanford Site. These tests included experiments to try different operating conditions and additives, such as filter aids, in order to create a more permeable filter cake and improve the permeate flux. To plan the SRNL tests a literature review was performed to provide information on previous experiments performed by DOE laboratories, and by academia. This report compliments PNNL report (Daniel, et al 2010), and is an attempt to try and capture crossflow filtration work performed in the past that provide a basis for future testing. However, not all sources on crossflow filtration could be reviewed due to the shear volume of information available. In this report various references were examined and a representative group was chosen to present the major factors that affect crossflow filtration. The information summarized in this review contains previous operating conditions studied and their influence on the rate of filtration. Besides operating conditions, other attempted improvements include the use of filter aids, a pre-filtration leaching process, the backpulse system, and various types of filter tubes and filter coatings. The results from past research can be used as a starting point for further experimentation that can result in the improvement in the performance of the crossflow filtration. The literature reviewed in this report indicates how complex the crossflow issues are with the results of some studies appearing to conflict results from other studies. This complexity implies that filtration of mobilized stored waste cannot be explained in a simple generic sense; meaning an empirical

  11. Herida por asta de toro en el área maxilofacial: revisión de la literatura y presentación de un caso Maxillofacial injury by bull goring: literature review and case report

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    J.L. Crespo Escudero

    2008-10-01

    ías traumáticas de la región craneofacial y cuyas características deben ser conocidas. Aunque son lesiones graves por el peligro de obstrucción de la vía aérea o de shock hemorrágico, su pronóstico es favorable. El éxito en el manejo y tratamiento de los pacientes con este tipo de heridas se fundamenta en una rápida identificación de las lesiones, con el fin de realizar una terapéutica quirúrgica correcta en el menor tiempo posible desde que se produce el accidente.Introduction. Injuries produced by bull goring are relatively common in Spain and South American countries, where bullfights are scheduled regularly. These wounds have specific characteristics that differentiate them from any other type of wounds. Material and methods. In the summer of 2005, an 18-year-old male patient was brought to the Hospital 12 de Octubre by emergency services after being gored in the cervicofacial region during the running of the bulls in San Sebastián de los Reyes. The patient had an anfractuous, penetrating and blunt wound extending from the left supraclavicular region to the left lip commissure, comminuted fracture of the left mandibular angle and right mandibular body, dentoalveolar fractures of pieces 1.3 to 2.3, and severe laceration of the lingual musculature and mouth floor. Discussion. Most patients who suffer multiple injuries as a result of bull goring are men, with a mean age of 30 years. Victims usually are spontaneous participants, bullfighting fans rather than professional bullfighters. The wounds produced by the horns of the bull may be located anywhere in the body, but the most frequent location in all the series reviewed was the lower limb. The cervicofacial region is one of less frequently affected regions in all the series. All authors agree that these injuries have a low incidence despite the huge number of bullfight fans and curious spectators who are attracted by bullfight events. Emergency treatment is required because of the particular characteristics

  12. A narrativa que constitui mundos: a literatura de Mircea Eliade (The narrative that constitutes worlds: the literature of Mircea Eliade

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    Vitor Chaves de Souza

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available O filósofo Mircea Eliade, dentre seus ofícios, foi um escritor. Para ele, a literatura busca investigar e compreender os significados universais da criação e dos fenômenos – em especial, em seus romances, os fenômenos religiosos. Herdeiro da tradição literária existencialista que marcou, sobretudo, os grandes filósofos e romancistas franceses (como Jean-Paul Sartre e Albert Camus, sua obra literária possui uma unidade fundamental: a inquietação com o tempo e o sagrado. O objetivo desta pesquisa é apresentar a relação de Mircea Eliade com a literatura, principalmente as ideias e vivências acerca da aproximação entre literatura e religião no pensamento do autor. O método utilizado para esta pesquisa foi, preferencialmente, o analítico, com incidência hermenêutica. Ao analisar os textos e artigos do autor e sobre o autor, conclui-se que a literatura existencial possui um papel fundamental na vida de Eliade e que ela é uma ferramenta entre outras para explorar e apresentar sentidos e significados acerca do ser humano no mundo. Palavras-chave: Mircea Eliade. Literatura. Narrativa. Mundo. Constituição.   Abstract The philosopher Mircea Eliade was a particularly great writer. According to Eliade, the literature seeks to investigate and understand the universal meanings of creation and phenomena – especially, among his novels, the religious phenomena. Heir to the existential literary tradition that marked, above all, the great French novelists and philosophers (such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, Eliade’s literary work has a fundamental unit: the concern with time and the sacred. The aim of this research is to present the relationship of Mircea Eliade with the literature, especially the ideas and experiences on the approach between literature and religion in Eliade’s thought. The method used for this research was the analytic method with hermeneutic incidence. After the analysis on Eliade’s texts and articles

  13. Miocardiopatía por estrés (miocardiopatía tipo takotsubo: presentación de un caso clínico y revisión de la literatura Stress cardiomyopathy (Takotsubo: case presentation and literature review

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    Edinson García

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    Full Text Available La miocardiopatía por estrés o tipo takotsubo es un síndrome de aturdimiento miocárdico intenso, precipitado por situaciones de estrés agudo asociado con liberación suprafisiológica de catecolaminas. La disfunción ventricular izquierda es severa, característicamente reversible y de muy buen pronóstico. La arteriografía coronaria no demuestra lesiones coronarias significativas y la elevación de las enzimas de daño miocárdico es leve. También se conoce como miocardiopatía tipo takotsubo o como abombamiento apical transitorio del ventrículo izquierdo. Afecta con mayor frecuencia a mujeres ancianas y rara vez al hombre. Se presenta el caso clínico de una paciente con este tipo de miocardiopatía en el que se hace una revisión de la literatura, con énfasis en su forma de presentación clínica, hallazgos del electrocardiograma, enzimas cardiacas, alteraciones características de la contractilidad, fisiopatología, pronóstico y tratamiento.Stress cardiomyopathy -Takotsubo cardiomyopathy- is a syndrome of intense myocardial stunning, resulting from acute stress situations accompanied by high catecholamine release. It is also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or as transient apical left ventricular ballooning. Left ventricular systolic dysfunction is severe, reversible and has a good prognosis. Coronary arteriography doesn’t show significant coronary lesions and the serum enzymes elevation is minor. It affects predominantly old women and is very rare in men. A case of an old patient with this type of cardiomyopathy is presented and a review of literature is made, emphasizing its clinical manifestations, electrocardiographic findings, cardiac serum enzymes, characteristic contractility alterations, physiopathology, prognosis and treatment.

  14. Temperamento e desenvolvimento da criança: revisão sistemática da literatura Temperamento y desarrollo infantil: revisión sistemática de la literatura Temperament and child development: systematic review of the literature

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    Vivian Caroline Klein

    2010-12-01

    . Los resultados de los estudios mostró que los niños con temperamento con altos niveles de estado de ánimo negativo, miedo, timidez e ira son vulnerables para la exposición de problemas de desarrollo. Temperamento con altos niveles de control con esfuerzo, lo que indica la capacidad de suprimir las tendencias de comportamiento y de motivación guiada por el afecto y volver a programar el comportamiento en situaciones de conflicto de intereses, se asocia a los resultados del desarrollo adaptativo.Temperament is a personal variable which interacts with environmental variables and therefore may have an influence on child developmental pathways. The purpose of the present study was to review systematically the empirical studies published from 2001 to 2006 about temperament and its relationship to child development. Fifty empirical studies indexed in the data bases PsycInfo, MEDLINE and LILACS were selected through systematic bibliographic review. It was found that the most frequently used theoretical approach for studying temperament was the Rothbart`s psychobiological approach. Temperament was assessed predominantly through questionnaires answered by mothers. The findings of the studies showed that children with temperament characterized by high levels of negative mood, fear, shyness and anger are vulnerable for exhibiting developmental problems. Temperament with high levels of effortful control, which indicates the ability to suppress behavioral and motivational trends guided by the affect and to reprogram the behavior in situations of conflict of interests, is associated to adaptive developmental outcomes.

  15. Benefícios e limitações da utilização da glicose no tratamento da dor em neonatos: revisão da literatura Benefits and limitations of the use of glucose for the treatment of pain in neonates: a literature review

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    Juliana de Oliveira Marcatto

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Esta revisão se propõe analisar os estudos que utilizaram a glicose como recurso terapêutico em neonatologia durante procedimentos que resultam em dor de intensidade leve a moderada apontando os benefícios e limitações de sua utilização. Os recém-nascidos internados em unidades neonatais são submetidos a inúmeros procedimentos dolorosos sem abordagem terapêutica adequada, apesar de a literatura recomendar de maneira enfática a necessidade de tratamento e ressaltar as repercussões neurológicas deletérias para esses pacientes. A maior parte destas intervenções constitui procedimentos frequentemente realizados nas unidades e necessários à manutenção da estabilidade clínica, nos quais a analgesia sistêmica não está indicada. A administração de solução oral de glicose parece ser eficaz e segura no controle da dor durante procedimentos que geram dor de intensidade leve a moderada nas unidades de terapia intensiva neonatais, os efeitos adversos são raros e o mecanismo de ação ainda não está descrito de maneira consistente na literatura. A indicação da solução oral de glicose durante punções venosas é bem descrita e durante punções de calcanhar parece ser o método mais eficaz de controle da dor especialmente quando associado à sucção não nutritiva, com resultados favoráveis na maior parte dos estudos.This article aims to review the main studies evaluating glucose as a therapeutic alternative during mildly to moderately painful procedures in neonatology, highlighting its benefits and limitations. During their stay in neonatal intensive care units, neonates are constantly subjected to a number of painful procedures without proper therapeutic management, although the medical literature emphatically recommends this type of management, highlighting the deleterious neurological consequences of pain. Most of these interventions are frequently necessary in neonatal intensive care units to maintain clinical

  16. Prevenção de nefrotoxicidade por contraste com solução de bicarbonato: resultados preliminares e revisão da literatura Prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy by use of bicarbonate solution: preliminary results and literature review

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    Ricardo Gonçalves da Silva

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    contrast medium use in diagnostic and interventional procedures. The incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy in the general population is low, but increases exponentially in patients with risk factors, such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Several strategies have been used in order to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy. The most efficient strategies are saline hydration (0.9% or 0.45%, use of low-or iso-osmolality contrast medium, and sodium bicarbonate infusion. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review the pertinent literature and to assess the efficacy of hydration with 1.3% sodium bicarbonate compared with hydration with 0.9% saline solution in preventing contrastinduced nephropathy in high-risk patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic search of the literature was conducted in PubMed by using the following keywords: bicarbonate, nephropathy, contrast medium, and acute kidney failure. In addition, 27 patients with diabetes and/or chronic kidney disease, diagnosed with some kind of cancer were randomized for study. RESULTS: None of the patients developed contrast-induced nephropathy characterized as a 0.5 mg/ dL-increase and/or a relative 25%-increase in baseline creatinine. CONCLUSIONS: The literature review strongly suggested that sodium bicarbonate is effective in preventing contrast-induced nephropathy. Regarding the randomized study, saline solution and bicarbonate solution had similar efficacy in preventing contrast-induced nephropathy. However, the small number of patients does not allow definite conclusions.

  17. Epidemiology of neglected tropical diseases in transplant recipients: review of the literature and experience of a Brazilian HSCT center Epidemiologia das doenças tropicais negligenciadas em receptores de transplantes: revisão da literatura e experiência de um centro brasileiro

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    Full Text Available The rising success rate of solid organ (SOT and haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT and modern immunosuppression make transplants the first therapeutic option for many diseases affecting a considerable number of people worldwide. Consequently, developing countries have also grown their transplant programs and have started to face the impact of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs in transplant recipients. We reviewed the literature data on the epidemiology of NTDs with greatest disease burden, which have affected transplant recipients in developing countries or may represent a threat to transplant recipients living in other regions. Tuberculosis, Leprosy, Chagas disease, Malaria, Leishmaniasis, Dengue, Yellow fever and Measles are the topics included in this review. In addition, we retrospectively revised the experience concerning the management of NTDs at the HSCT program of Amaral Carvalho Foundation, a public transplant program of the state of São Paulo, Brazil.O sucesso crescente dos transplantes de órgãos sólidos (TOS e de células tronco-hematopoiéticas (TCTH e as novas drogas imunossupressoras fizeram dos transplantes a primeira opção terapêutica para muitas doenças que afetam milhares de pessoas em todo o mundo. Também os populosos países em desenvolvimento investiram no crescimento de seus programas de transplante e desde então começaram a vivenciar o impacto das doenças tropicais negligenciadas (DTNs nestes pacientes. Revisamos os dados da literatura sobre a epidemiologia das DTNs de maior impacto clinico e social que afetam receptores de transplante de países em desenvolvimento, ou que podem representar um risco para receptores de transplante vivendo em outras regiões não afetadas por estas doenças. Tuberculose, hanseníase, doença de Chagas, malaria, leishmaniose, dengue, febre amarela e sarampo são os tópicos incluídos nesta revisão. Além disso, revisamos retrospectivamente a experiência referente ao

  18. Literature review, Denmark

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    Vestergaard, Jens; Linneberg, Mai Skjøtt; Nielsen, Robert Green

    2001-01-01

    Gives an overvie of the situation with respect to organic and conversion markets in Denmark based on exsisting literature. The following subjects are covered. National Policies. Agricultural Production. Conversion. Agricultural Marketing......Gives an overvie of the situation with respect to organic and conversion markets in Denmark based on exsisting literature. The following subjects are covered. National Policies. Agricultural Production. Conversion. Agricultural Marketing...

  19. Using Assessments for Instructional Improvement: A Literature Review El uso de evaluaciones para la mejora de la enseñanza: Una revisión bibliográfica O Uso de Avaliações para o Aperfeiçoamento do Ensino: Uma Revisão da Literatura

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    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available The current educational reform policy discourse takes for granted the central role of using data to improve instruction. Yet whether and how data inform instruction depends on teachers’ assessment practices, the data that are relevant and useful to them, the data they typically have access to, and their content and pedagogical knowledge. Moreover, when one considers teachers’ organizational contexts, it is clear that school leadership and support for using data, capacity-building strategies, and the norms of adult learning and collaboration circumscribe opportunities to examine relevant data and to improve instructional practice in response. This literature review examines teacher as well as organizational practices and characteristics as they pertain to formative uses of assessment. We identify opportunities for important research to illuminate how and under what conditions teachers and schools as organizations can use data to inform instruction. Los discursos recientes sobre las reformas de las políticas educativas dan por sentado el papel central que tendría la utilización de "datos" para mejorar la instrucción. Sin embargo, cómo los datos podrían ayudar a mejorar la enseñanza depende también de otros factores, tales como las prácticas de evaluación de los profesores, que datos son relevantes y útiles para ellos, que los datos sean usualmente accesibles, y el conocimiento sobre contenidos y pedagogía de los profesores. Además, al considerar los contextos de trabajo de los docentes, es evidente que el liderazgo en las escuelas, el apoyo para la utilización de los datos, las estrategias institucionales de capacitación y los estándares de aprendizaje de los adultos y de colaboración, limitan las oportunidades de examinar los datos pertinentes y mejorar las prácticas docentes. Esta revisión de la literatura investiga  las prácticas y características docentes y organizacionales que se relacionan con usos formativos de la

  20. Literature Review of Multicultural Instrumentation

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    Sarraj, Huda; Carter, Stacy; Burley, Hansel

    2015-01-01

    Demographic changes at the national level emphasize a critical need for multicultural education to be included as part of undergraduate education. This critical review of the literature examines 10 multicultural instruments that are suitable for use in K-12 or higher education institutions. This is a novel literature review in that it is the first…

  1. Writing Your Successful Literature Review

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    Rewhorn, Sonja

    2018-01-01

    Literature reviews are undertaken by academics and students to collate, analyse, and critique the ideas and arguments presented in a range of research studies in order to understand where research boundaries are located, to identify areas where knowledge is missing or contested, and where future research may be undertaken. Literature reviews are…

  2. Prevalência e fatores de risco para tabagismo em adolescentes na América do Sul: uma revisão sistemática da literatura Prevalence of and risk factors for cigarette smoking among adolescents in South America: a systematic literature review

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    Maura C. Malcon

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever a prevalência do tabagismo em adolescentes e os fatores associados ao tabagismo nesse grupo etário na América do Sul. MÉTODOS: Foram pesquisadas as bases de dados MEDLINE (1966-2002 e Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciencias da Saúde ("Lilacs" (1982-2002, além de documentos governamentais e não-governamentais e sites na Internet. Foram identificados 315 artigos, dos quais 45 foram considerados relevantes para o presente trabalho. RESULTADOS: Em todos países estudados, foi grande a variação nos níveis de prevalência; tal variação dependeu, em parte, do grupo etário enfocado e da definição de fumante utilizada no estudo. O hábito de fumar entre irmãos e amigos foi o principal fator de risco para tabagismo na adolescência. O baixo rendimento escolar, a idade mais avançada, o sexo masculino, o trabalho remunerado e a separação dos pais também foram identificados como fatores de risco. CONCLUSÃO: São necessários mais estudos de base populacional representativos dessa faixa etária e critérios uniformes para definir os fumantes.OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of teenage smoking and the factors associated with smoking in this age group in South America. METHODS: Searches for articles concerning teenage smoking in Latin America were conducted in two bibliographic databases: MEDLINE (1966-2002 and Latin American and Caribbean Literature on the Health Sciences ("LILACS" (1982-2002. We also reviewed governmental and nongovernmental documents and Web sites. From the 315 articles that we identified, we considered 45 to be relevant for this paper. RESULTS: In each of the countries that we studied, there was often a wide range found in prevalence levels, depending in part on the particular age range studied and on the definition of smokers that was used. The leading risk factor for teenage smoking was smoking among siblings and friends. Additional risk factors were poor academic performance

  3. A atenção e o cuidado à gravidez na adolescência nos âmbitos familiar, político e na sociedade: uma revisão da literatura Assistance and care provided for teenage pregnancies in the family, in public policies and in the society: a literature review

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    Juliane Pariz

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho pretendeu analisar a questão da gravidez na adolescência, observando o modo como família, política e sociedade têm cuidado dessas jovens. Para tanto, foi realizada uma revisão sistemática da literatura científica nacional com acesso livre nas principais bases de dados entre os anos de 1998 a 2008. Os resultados apontaram dificuldades de comunicação entre cada uma das três esferas estudadas e as adolescentes, fato que vem acarretando um déficit na orientação dos adolescentes que não têm encontrado, na família, na sociedade ou nas políticas públicas a clareza necessária para fazer escolhas mais conscientes e assertivas. Além disso, muitos estudos têm sugerido estratégias de enfrentamento em relação a engravidar durante a adolescência, mas esses achados não têm sido traduzidos em ações ou projetos. Percebe-se que, tanto a adolescência quanto a gravidez nessa etapa da vida, ainda ocupam um lugar confuso na família, política e sociedade e pode-se dizer que, no Brasil, também não está claro o papel de cada uma dessas esferas para atender e cuidar dessa população.The present article intends to analyze teenage pregnancies observing the ways in which families, policies and society have been taking care of these young women. To achieve this, a systematic review of the national scientific literature was carried out, and the main databases were accessed between the years of 1998 and 2008. The results showed that communication was difficult between each of the three studied spheres and the adolescents, a fact that has produced a deficit in the orientation of these young women, who have not been finding in their family, in society or in public policies, the clarity they need in order to make conscientious and assertive choices. Furthermore, many studies have suggested coping strategies to face difficulties related to teenage pregnancies, although few of the findings have been applied to real actions or

  4. Exercício aeróbico, treinamento de força muscular e testes de aptidão física para adolescentes com fibrose cística: revisão da literatura Exercise testing, aerobic and strength training for adolescents with cystic fibrosis: a literature review

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    Celia Regina Moutinho de Miranda Chaves

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available São reconhecidos os benefícios da prática do exercício físico regular para pacientes com fibrose cística. Entretanto, poucos estudos envolvem pacientes adolescentes. O objetivo deste artigo foi revisar os efeitos da prática regular de exercícios aeróbicos e de força e resistência muscular para adolescentes com fibrose cística. Os principais testes de aptidão física para esta faixa etária e a importância deles para melhora do prognóstico e tratamento da doença também foram avaliados. As informações foram coletadas a partir de livro-texto e artigos publicados na literatura nacional e estrangeira nas seguintes bases de dados: LILACS, MEDLINE/PubMed, Biblioteca Cochrane e SciELO, abrangendo o período de 1994 a 2004. Foram utilizados os termos "exercise" e "cystic fibrosis" para seleção dos artigos. Esta pesquisa demonstrou que a prática de exercício aeróbico e treinamento de força muscular melhoram a desobstrução da árvore brônquica, diminuem a queda progressiva da função pulmonar, aumentam a massa muscular e a resistência ao exercício, promovem o desenvolvimento ósseo e melhoram a auto-estima e a qualidade de vida. Os melhores resultados foram obtidos com os programas de treinamento assistido, devido a sua maior regularidade.The benefits of regular physical exercises for cystic fibrosis patients are well known. Nevertheless, few studies involve adolescent patients. The objective of this article was to review the effects of regular practice of aerobic exercises, strength exercises and muscular exercises in adolescents with cystic fibrosis. The main physical fitness tests for this age bracket and their value in improving prognosis and treatment were assessed as well. Information was collected from text books and articles published in the national and foreign literature in the following databases: LILACS, MEDLINE/PubMed, Cochrane Library and SciELO, comprising the period of 1994 to 2004. The terms "exercise" and

  5. [Urethral diverticulum. Our casuistic and the literatura review].

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    Ramírez Backhaus, M; Trassierra Villa, M; Broseta Rico, E; Gimeno Argente, V; Arlandis Guzmán, S; Alonso Gorrea, M; Jiménez Cruz, J F

    2007-09-01

    The possible etiopathogenic factors, symptoms, diagnostic methods, surgical management and complications of the urethral diverticula are reviewed. A retrospective study of the clinical charts with urethral diverticula diagnosis during the period 1986-2006 was carried out. In the last 20 years a total of 19 patients have been treated for this pathology: 15 females and 4 males. Five of the females started with a sensation of vaginal mass; the rest were diagnosed of micturitional (irritative) syndrome, urinary incontinence or urinary infection. In the case of males, 3 of them had a palpable tumour in the penis. The most used diagnostic method was retrograde and voiding cystourethrography; urethrography with double-occlusion balloon catheter was used in 5 cases and urethroscopy in 4 patients; other techniques of image diagnosis like magnetic resonance imaging were necessary for the most complex cases. The treatment was the excision of the diverticulum, except for one of the females who rejected the treatment. The evolution in all treated women was successful, according to follow up 2 years after the treatment. In males, two of them had complex recurrent diverticula. Urethral diverticula are nosologic entities of difficult diagnosis, due to their low prevalence and their unspecific clinic, therefore diagnosis is sometimes incidental. The etiopathogenity is acquired in most cases and its surgical treatment is more challenging in males than in females probably linked to the fact that diverticula appear in urethras with previous surgery, endourologic manipulation or associated injuries.

  6. El concepto Hipertexto desde la literatura / The concept of hypertext from literature

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    Fáber Andrés Piedrahi­ta Lara; Fáber Andrés Piedrahi­ta Lara

    2006-01-01

    Este artículo presenta algunas aproximaciones, propuestas o posturas que nos permiten tener un acercamiento y mayor claridad sobre el concepto Hipertexto, el cual fluctúa entre la informática, la comunicación, la educación y la literatura. El artículo clarifica qué es y qué no es Hipertexto en el sentido literario, y permite concluir que hace referencia tanto a un proceso de escritura como de lectura e interpretación. This article presents some approaches, proposals or positions which allow u...

  7. Breast sarcomas. Literature review

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    D. A. Ryabchikov

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The article presents an overview of the literature about breast sarcomas (nonepithelial malignances. Primary sarcomas are extremely rare, with less than 1 % of all malignant tumors of the breast. Breast carcinomas cause an increased interest of the scientists due to their unique clinical and pathological features and unpredictable prognosis.

  8. Film and Literature: A History of Sibling Rivalry (El cine y la literatura. Una historia de rivalidad entre hermanos

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    Joe Montenegro Bonilla

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available El análisis organiza algunas ideas que durante el siglo xx se desarrollaron en torno a la relación entre la literatura y el cine como artes narrativas. Desde una perspectiva histórica, se expone cómo estas disciplinas se han enfrentado y han aprendido a coexistir bajo la cobertura de la semántica como reguladora de los procesos de significación que tanto el cine como la literatura estimulan. Además, se explican las diferencias entre ambas formas artísticas, como «materias de expresión», señalando los puntos de conexión que existen entre ellas para potenciar su análisis comparativo. This analysis addresses ideas which, during the last century, developed around the relationship between literature and film as narrative arts. From a historical perspective, a description is provided about how these disciplines have confronted one another and how they have learned to coexist under the cloak of semantics as a regulator of the signification processes that both cinema and literature stimulate. Moreover, the article discusses the differences between these two art forms, particularly regarding “matters of expression,” highlighting the points of connection between the two in order to potentiate their comparative analysis.

  9. Constraint Optimization Literature Review

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    backjumping, learning, and cutset decomposition. Artificial Inteligence . 1989;41:273–312. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited... artificial intelligence literature (Wallace 1996) and serves as the basis of the COP. It is useful for describing problems in which a set of decisions...Sangal R, Mehta H, Bagga RK, editors. IJCAI’07. Proceedings of the 20th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence; 2007 Jan.; Hyderabad

  10. Bruxism: A Literature Review

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    Shetty, Shilpa; Pitti, Varun; Satish Babu, C. L.; Surendra Kumar, G. P.; Deepthi, B. C.

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    Bruxism is a movement disorder characterized by grinding and clenching of teeth. Awake bruxism is found more in females as compared to males while sleep bruxism shows no such gender prevalence. Etiology of bruxism can be divided into three groups psychosocial factors, peripheral factors and pathophysiological factors. Treatment modalities involve occlusal correction, behavioural changes and pharmacological approach. A literature search was performed using National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) ...

  11. Review of Literature.

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    Armstrong, Robert L.

    1992-01-01

    Offers a critical review of eight articles and two journal issues dealing with school indicators of student success or failure; state models for school improvement and accountability; teacher burnout as an outcome of paperwork burdens; the impact of reform efforts; class size; trends in educational evaluation; mastery testing; departmentalization…

  12. Public dialogues on flood risk communication: Literature review : Literature review

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    Orr, Paula; Forrest, Steven; Brooks, Katya; Twigger-Ross, Clare

    2015-01-01

    This literature review summarises the state of knowledge on communicating the risk of flooding to the public as of January 2014. The review considers how different audiences respond to risk communication and the factors which influence that response. The current systems and techniques for flood risk

  13. Intervenções em linguagem escrita: uma revisão da literatura com vistas à redução dos transtornos funcionais de aprendizagem Intervention in written language: a review of the literature focusing on reducing functional learning disorders

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    Jáima Pinheiro de Oliveira

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available a importância de saber ler e escrever e utilizar essas habilidades nas mais diversas situações do dia a dia é uma realidade inquestionável. E, numa sociedade na qual a leitura e a escrita são largamente utilizadas, para os mais variados fins, o Brasil ainda enfrenta grandes problemas com a alfabetização, denunciados pelos altos índices de analfabetismo e pela grande demanda de escolares com dificuldades de aprendizagem. Considerando isso, nosso texto pretende apresentar um panorama de pesquisas com foco para os programas de intervenção, voltados para essa população, com especial atenção para aqueles que utilizam o gênero narrativo ou de histórias. A busca foi feita com base em critérios específicos, sendo o principal deles o período das publicações (2000 a 2010. Os resultados da análise de 15 textos indicaram que as principais lacunas na literatura nacional estão voltadas, exatamente, para a área de intervenção. Por outro lado, na literatura internacional há uma preocupação em relação a um rigor ou controle maior de variáveis, em relação aos programas desenvolvidos, assim como, da necessidade de medidas de generalização para uso efetivo desses programas, dentro das comunidades verbais, com destaque para as escolas. Além disso, há preocupações direcionadas para os componentes de instrução mais eficazes, o uso de diferentes gêneros textuais e estudos com grupos de escolares. Nossa revisão permitiu concluir que embora haja uma vasta produção na área de linguagem escrita, no que tange os programas de intervenção, a literatura internacional é mais expressiva. Além disso, tanto na literatura nacional, quanto na internacional, a produção acerca da compreensão do processo de aquisição e desenvolvimento dessa habilidade ainda é predominante.The importance reading and writing and being able to use these skills in a variety of situations is an absolute reality. In our society in which reading and

  14. Imagens de Leitura na Literatura de Cordel (Images of Reading in "Cordel" Literature).

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    Hata, Luli

    1997-01-01

    Shows, in "Cordel" literature (a popular manifestation found in northeastern Brazil) an expressive source for the analysis of popular culture in Brazil. Uses this literature to discuss images of reading. (PA)

  15. Avaliação neuropsicológica dos circuitos pré-frontais relacionados à tomada de decisão na esquizofrenia: uma revisão sistemática da literatura Neuropsychological assessment of decision-making prefrontal circuits in schizophrenia: a systematic review of the literature

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    Gilberto Sousa Alves

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Realizou-se uma revisão crítica da literatura sobre estudos avaliando déficits neuropsicológicos na tomada de decisão (TD em pacientes esquizofrênicos. MÉTODO: Foram considerados relevantes estudos utilizando testes neuropsicológicos sensíveis à avaliação das áreas corticais associadas à TD, principalmente o córtex órbito-frontal. Aspectos metodológicos dos estudos selecionados foram comparados entre si, assim como a correlação das medidas nos testes de TD com características clínicas, cognitivas e funcionais desse transtorno. RESULTADOS: Foram selecionados oito artigos entre 1997 e 2005. Seis utilizaram como instrumento para avaliação da TD o Iowa Gambling Task; um, o Novel Decision Making Task; e outro, o Two-Choice Prediction Task. Todos os estudos compararam pacientes esquizofrênicos a controles saudáveis. Quatro artigos com o Iowa Gambling Task e os demais utilizando os testes Novel Decision Making Task e o Two Choice Prediction Task observaram desempenho alterado no grupo de pacientes esquizofrênicos. DISCUSSÃO E CONCLUSÃO: Os estudos atuais são controversos quanto ao comprometimento da TD na esquizofrenia. Características clínicas, como o subtipo diagnóstico, a sintomatologia predominante, o tipo de medicação utilizada e o funcionamento psicossocial, podem contar para os resultados encontrados. Estudos adicionais são necessários para a investigação ulterior sobre a natureza dos déficits da TD na esquizofrenia e sua expressão em termos clínicos e evolutivos.OBJECTIVES: A critical review of the literature was undertaken with articles assessing neuropsychological deficits in decision making (DM in schizophrenic patients. METHODS: This review included all articles that performed neuropsychological assessments with tests sensitive to cortical areas associated with DM, especially the orbitofrontal cortex dysfunction. Methodological aspects of the selected studies were compared, as well as the

  16. Quality of pharmaceutical advertising and gender bias in medical journals (1998-2008: a review of the scientific literature Calidad de la publicidad de fármacos y sesgos de género en las revistas de medicina (1998-2008: revisión de la literatura científica

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    Belén Cambronero Saiz

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To review the scientific literature on pharmaceutical advertising aimed at health professionals in order to determine whether gender bias has decreased and the quality of information in pharmaceutical advertising has improved over time. Methods: We performed a content analysis of original articles dealing with medical drug promotion (1998-2008, according to quality criteria such as (a the number, validity and accessibility of bibliographic references provided in pharmaceutical advertising and (b the extent to which gender representations were consistent with the prevalence of the diseases. Databases: PUBMED, Medline, Scopus, Sociological Abstract, Eric and LILACS. Results: We reviewed 31 articles that analyzed advertising in medical journals from 1975-2005 and were published between 1998 and 2008. We found that the number of references used to support pharmaceutical advertising claims increased from 1975 but that 50% of these references were not valid. There was a tendency to depict men in paid productive roles, while women appeared inside the home or in non-occupational social contexts. Advertisements for psychotropic and cardiovascular drugs overrepresented women and men respectively. Conclusions: The use of bibliographic references increased between 1998 and 2008. However, representation of traditional male-female roles was similar in 1975 and 2005. Pharmaceutical advertisements may contribute to reinforcing the perception that certain diseases are associated with the most frequently portrayed sex.Objetivo: Revisar la literatura científica sobre publicidad farmacéutica dirigida a los profesionales sanitarios para determinar si han disminuido los sesgos de género y ha mejorado la calidad de la información a lo largo del tiempo. Metodología: Análisis de contenido de artículos originales sobre publicidad farmacéutica en revistas médicas (1998-2008, en relación con criterios de calidad como: a número, validez y accesibilidad

  17. Fatores socioeconômicos, demográficos, ambientais e comportamentais associados ao excesso de peso em adolescentes: uma revisão sistemática da literatura Socioeconomic, demographic, environmental and behavioral factors associated with overweight in adolescents: a systematic literature review

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    Letícia de Oliveira Cardoso

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar fatores socioeconômicos, ambientais e comportamentais associados ao excesso de peso (EP em adolescentes por meio de uma revisão sistemática da literatura. MÉTODOS: Foram consultadas seis bases de dados (Lilacs, Adolec, SciELO, Medline via Pubmed, ISI Web of Knowlwdge e Cochrane Library entre os dias 3 e 13 de janeiro de 2008. Os descritores e respectivos termos MeSH utilizados foram: "sobrepeso", "obesidade", "adolescência", "adolescentes", "fatores de risco", "fatores associados". Foram avaliados artigos em inglês, espanhol e português publicados entre 1997 e 2007, e incluídos estudos observacionais que estudaram adolescentes com idades entre 10 e 19 anos, cujo desfecho era o EP diagnosticado por critérios internacionalmente utilizados. Foram excluídos estudos com base em amostras de conveniência ou que não investigavam fatores sociais, ambientais e psicocomportamentais entre as variáveis independentes. RESULTADOS: Da leitura dos títulos e resumos, e da aplicação inicial dos critérios de elegibilidade, resultaram 202 artigos. A revisão das publicações completas permitiu a inclusão e análise de 56 artigos. Observou-se que o nível socioeconômico associou-se inversamente com o EP em países desenvolvidos e de forma direta em países em desenvolvimento. Dieta para emagrecer, número de horas alocadas em TV/vídeo por dia, mãe e/ou pais obesos e ocorrência de EP na infância associaram-se diretamente com o EP. Foram identificados como fatores protetores o hábito de consumir desjejum e a prática de atividade física. CONCLUSÃO: Variáveis socioeconômicas, comportamentais, familiares e do início da vida associaram-se com EP e estas devem ser consideradas nas intervenções dirigidas para este agravo entre adolescentes.OBJECTIVE: To identify socioeconomic, environmental and behavioral factors associated with overweight (OW in adolescents through a systematic literature review. METHODS: Six databases

  18. Fissure minerals, literature review

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    Larsson, S.Aa.

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    This paper is a review of methods used for direct and indirect dating of tectonic events. Isotope geochemistry including stable isotopes as well as fission track- dating, fluid inclusion and thermoluminescens techniques have been considered. It has been concluded that an investigation of tectonic (and thermal) events should start with a detailed study of the mineral phases grown in seald fissures as well as minerals from fissure walls. This study should include phase identification, textures as well as mineral chemistry. The information from this study is fundamental for the decision of further investigations. Mineral chemistry including isotopes and fluid inclusion studies will give an essential knowledge about crystallization conditions for fissure minerals concerned. Direct dating using fission tracks as well as radioactive isotopes could be useful for some minerals. Application of thermoluminescens dating on fissure minerals is doubtful. (Auth.)

  19. Corporate reputation: a review of literature

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    Patricia de Salles Vance

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available The term corporate reputation has been mentioned in academic papers for some decades however since the 90's the debate about it has been intensified by authors of different areas of study. Therefore, there is a growing pressure around the definition of a construct and the way to measure an organization's corporate reputation. The purpose of this article is to present a literature review on corporate reputation in three different perspectives. At first, we intended to go through the literature, pointing out the different definitions presented on this theme. The second aspect refers to the identification of terms related to corporate reputation, such as corporate brand, corporate identity and corporate communication. Finally, broadening the possibilities of future empiric works, a review of the different proposals of measuring the corporate reputation of organizations is made.O tema reputação corporativa tem sido objeto de estudos acadêmicos há algumas décadas, porém, somente a partir da década de 90 intensificou-se esse interesse, manifestado por autores de diferentes áreas de estudo. A diversidade de abordagens pressiona o debate sobre a definição de um constructo e sobre a forma mais adequada de mensuração da reputação corporativa de uma organização. O propósito deste artigo é realizar uma revisão da literatura sobre a questão da reputação corporativa em três perspectivas distintas. Pretende-se, em primeiro lugar, percorrer a literatura sobre o assunto, apontando as diferentes definições apresentadas do tema. Em seguida, identificar os termos correlatos à reputação corporativa, como: marca corporativa, identidade corporativa e comunicação corporativa. E, finalmente, a fim de ampliar as possibilidades de trabalhos empíricos futuros, examinar criticamente as diferentes propostas de mensuração da reputação corporativa das organizações.

  20. Silêncio e literatura: as aporias da testemunha Silence and literature: the witness paradoxes

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    Anna Basevi

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    Full Text Available Partindo do debate sobre os limites da linguagem diante da tragédia do extermínio nazista, pudemos constatar que a falta de respostas aos interrogativos sobre a Shoah é preenchida pelas tentativas da literatura de representar o evento gerando um discurso que inclua as lacunas, as impossibilidades, os paradoxos. As testemunhas deparam-se com dificuldades e aporias (entre as quais "o paradoxo de Levi" proposto por Agamben, vivenciam a "síndrome" do Velho Marinheiro, mas não são ouvidos ou atravessam as diversas décadas e fases históricas em silêncio até começar a contar sua experiência. Escritores como Primo Levi, Robert Antelme, Elie Wiesel, Jorge Semprún, Imre Kertész procuram o caminho da literatura onde o recurso da fabulação tenta superar as falhas da linguagem.Partendo dal dibattito sui limiti del linguaggio di fronte alla tragedia dello sterminio nazista, constatiamo che la mancanza di risposte agli interrogativi sulla Shoah è colmata dai tentativi della letteratura di rappresentare l´evento dando vita a un discorso che includa le lacune, le impossibilita, i paradossi. I testimoni si imbattono in difficoltà e aporie (tra cui "il paradosso di Levi" proposto da Agamben, sperimentano la "síndrome" del Vecchio Marinaio, ma non vengono ascoltati o attraversano vari decenni e fasi storiche in silenzio prima di iniziare a raccontare il proprio vissuto. Scrittori come Primo Levi, Robert Antelme, Elie Wiesel, Jorge Semprún, Imre Kertész tentano la via della letteratura in cui fare ricorso all´artificio narrativo può portare al superamento dei limiti del linguaggio.This study takes the move from the debate over the inability of language to express the tragedy of the Nazi extermination. We observe that the lack of answers to the questions raised by the Shoah is compensated by literary attempts to represent the events including omissions, impossibilities and paradoxes. Witnesses face difficulties and paradoxes (including Levi

  1. Carcinoma mucinoso invasor da mama e seus diagnósticos diferenciais em biópsia por agulha grossa: revisão da literatura Mucinous invasive carcinoma of the breast and its differential diagnosis by core biopsy: review of the literature

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    Juliana Silva Zanetti

    2010-04-01

    accuracy of diagnosis in these cases is extremely important to determine the type of procedure to be performed, as well as the treatment choice. This study shows a review and an update of the literature as to invasive mucinous carcinoma of the breast and its differential diagnosis, with emphasis on the challenges of diagnosis by core biopsy. Among the differential diagnoses are fibrocystic changes with luminal mucin, mucinous papillary lesions, mucocele-like lesions that range from benign to those associated with atypical ductal hyperplasia and ductal carcinoma in situ. Mucinous changes may also be found in a variety of lesions such as fibroadenoma, phyllodes tumor, pleomorphic adenoma and nodular mucinosis. In conclusion, core biopsy is a reliable technique for the diagnosis of mucinous carcinoma of the breast and its differential diagnosis, however, in doubtful cases or when the sample is scarce, it is advisable to perform an excisional biopsy to clarify the diagnosis.

  2. Tecnologias de enfermagem para promoção do aleitamento materno: revisão integrativa da literatura Tecnologías de enfermería para promover la lactancia materna: revisión integradora Nursing technologies to promote breastfeeding: integrative literature review

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    Emanuella Silva Joventino

    2011-03-01

    , se debe fomentar el uso de tecnologías, sobretodo las consideradas leves y leves-dura, porque son prácticas, fácilmente desarrolladas y aplicables.This paper aims to accomplish an integrative literature review on the types of technologies that nurses have developed or that they could use to promote breastfeeding. A research was carried out in October 2009 using the descriptors: breastfeeding, nursing and technology, in the CINAHL, Scopus, PubMed and LILACS databases. 127 references were found, 10 of them participated in the analysis for they fit the study selection criteria. It was verified that most (6 - 60% of the studies were found in Pubmed, in English (8 - 80% and didn't mention the study type (4 - 40%. Thirteen types of care technologies were identified, classified as hard (8 - 61.5% and soft (5 - 38.5%, the main target audience was formed by children's mothers (9 - 90%, with the video/footage as the most used technology (4 - 40%. The use of soft and soft-hard technologies should be stimulated, for they are considered practical, easily developable and appliable.

  3. A eficácia da sacarose no alívio de dor em neonatos: revisão sistemática da literatura The efficacy of sucrose for the relief of pain in neonates: a systematic review of the literature

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    Cláudia M. Gaspardo

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Apresentar uma revisão de estudos empíricos, publicados entre 1993 e 2004, sobre a eficácia da solução de sacarose no alívio de dor em neonatos. FONTES DE DADOS: As informações foram coletadas nos bancos de dados, MEDLINE/PsycINFO/ISI WEB of SCIENCE/LILACS/SciELO, usando as palavras-chave sucrose, pain, newborn e neonate. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: Solução de sacarose mostrou eficácia no alívio da dor no procedimento de punção em amostras de neonatos pré-termo e a termo. A administração da sacarose oral, na parte anterior da língua, foi recomendada 2 minutos antes do procedimento doloroso. Outras intervenções não-farmacológicas, como leite humano via sonda nasogástrica, sucção não-nutritiva e colo, mostraram efeito analgésico sinérgico quando administradas em associação com a sacarose. Na maior parte dos estudos, a dose única de 2 ml de sacarose a 25% demonstrou resultado positivo no alívio de dor. Não há conclusão sobre a melhor dose em um esquema de administração repetida; em poucos estudos, foi indicada a dose de 0,1 ml de sacarose a 24%. O efeito analgésico de alívio de dor promovido pela sacarose foi observado pelas alterações nas respostas comportamentais de atividade facial e choro dos neonatos. A freqüência cardíaca apresentou maior decréscimo no procedimento doloroso sob a intervenção da sacarose do que outras respostas fisiológicas. CONCLUSÕES: A eficácia da dose única da sacarose no alívio da dor aguda em neonatos encontra-se bem documentada na literatura. Entretanto, não há ainda conclusão sobre o esquema de uso da sacarose em doses repetidas.OBJECTIVE: To present a review of empirical studies published from 1993 to 2004 on the efficacy of sucrose solution for relieving pain in neonates. SOURCES OF DATA: Information was obtained from the MEDLINE/PsycINFO/ISI WEB of SCIENCE/LILACS and SciELO databases by searching for "sucrose", "pain", "newborn" and "neonate". SUMMARY OF DATA

  4. Tratamiento quirúrgico del granuloma central de células gigantes: estudio y seguimiento de 10 casos. Revisión de la literatura Surgical treatment of central giant-cell granuloma: Study and follow-up of 10 cases. Literature review

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    M. Fernández Ferro

    2011-03-01

    recurrences. The scientific literature was reviewed. Material and methods: A retrospective study was made of 10 cases treated surgically at our center between 1998 and 2008. The mean age of patients was 35 years. The clinical and radiological characteristics of each case were described, as well as the best surgical option and the evaluation, complications, and recurrences. Results: All 10 cases, 4 of which exhibited aggressive clinical and radiologic behavior, were treated surgically. The treatment of choice was excision and curettage to healthy bone in 60% and resection with a surgical margin in the rest. Mean follow-up was 6.7 years and the recurrence rate was 1%. Conclusion: The authors share the opinion of other authors that surgery is currently the treatment of choice. Adequate diagnosis and clear differentiation between aggressive and non-aggressive lesions is important in deciding how radical the intervention should be.

  5. Abordagem dos métodos avaliativos em fibromialgia e dor crônica aplicada à tecnologia da informação: revisão da literatura em periódicos, entre 1998 e 2008 Approach to the evaluation methods in fibromyalgia and chronic pain applied to information technology: literature review in journals, between 1998 and 2008

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    Rachel Schettert de Camargo

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve por objetivo realizar uma revisão da literatura de forma exploratória e analítica, buscando determinar a abordagem das pesquisas realizadas com os descritores fibromialgia e dor crônica associados ao assunto tecnologia da informação, a fim de desenvolver um sistema computacional com os mais utilizados. Com isso, realizou-se um levantamento bibliográfico por meio da utilização do banco de dados das bibliotecas virtuais: SciELO, LILACS e PubMed. A busca dos artigos foi feita, exclusivamente, em periódicos incluídos nesses bancos de dados, com a busca em artigos publicados no período compreendido entre os anos de 1998 a 2008. Os resultados encontrados demonstraram uma grande variedade de questionários avaliativos utilizados na síndrome da fibromialgia, em que se destacaram, em número de citações nos artigos, os seguintes questionários: Questionário de Impacto da Fibromialgia (QIF, Questionário de Qualidade de Vida SF-36, Escala de Depressão de Beck, Escala Visual Analógica da Dor (VAS, Critérios do Colégio Americano de Reumatologia (ACR, Inventário de Ansiedade Traço-Estado (STAI, bem como o Questionário de Dor de McGill. O Questionário de Impacto da Fibromialgia foi o mais citado tanto na busca ao descritor fibromialgia como na busca ao descritor dor crônica, com 57,0% e 56,3%, respectivamente. A associação dos descritores fibromialgia e dor crônica ao assunto tecnologia da informação resultou em 26 artigos, o que representa 9,7% de todos os artigos encontrados na pesquisa. Houve também um aumento considerável no número total de pesquisas realizadas nos anos de 1998 a 2007, com uma taxa anual de crescimento de 26%.The objective of the present study was to perform a literature review, in an exploratory and analytical way, to determine the research approach in fibromyalgia and chronic pain descriptors related to the matter of information technology. In order to achieve this goal, a bibliographic

  6. Introduccion a la literatura infantil y juvenil (Introduction to Children's and Youth Literature).

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    Schon, Isabel; Berkin, Sarah Corona

    Written for parents, teachers, librarians and other people interested in books for children and adolescents, this book is an introduction to the world of children's and adolescent literature in Spanish. It contains 12 chapters that discuss the importance of literature in children's development as well as the great variety of books in Spanish…

  7. Sobre la ensenanza de la literatura hispanoamericana (The Teaching of Hispanoamerican Literature).

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    Ellis, Keith

    There are three main problems in teaching Latin American literature: (1) It is difficult to maintain a regional overview, while, at the same time, including a sense of the literary history of Latin America; (2) It is necessary to teach literature so that the material seems worthwhile in its own right and not only as a complement to other…

  8. Intervenções de enfermagem nas complicações mais freqüentes durante a sessão de hemodiálise: revisão da literatura Intervenciones de enfermería en las complicaciones más frecuentes durante la sesión de hemodialisis: revisión de la literatura Nursing interventions for the most frequent complications during hemodialysis procedure: literature review

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    Cristiano Dias Nascimento

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available O procedimento hemodialítico tem complicações potenciais e o enfermeiro deve estar apto a intervir em tais complicações. Considerando este contexto, este artigo tem como objetivo descrever as complicações mais freqüentes relacionadas à hemodiálise e as intervenções de enfermagem a elas relacionadas. Esta revisão de literatura consiste em pesquisa as Bases de Dados, LILACS, BEDENF E MEDLINE, utilizando descritores pertinentes. Os resultados demonstraram que as complicações que ocorrem com maior freqüência são: hipotensão, hipertensão, cãibras musculares, náusea e vômito, cefaléia, dor torácica e lombar, prurido, febre e calafrios. Concluiu-se que o papel do enfermeiro é essencial para a monitorização, detecção e intervenção em tais complicações e que este é um diferencial para a obtenção de segurança e qualidade no procedimento hemodialítico. No entanto, existe a necessidade de realização de mais pesquisas na área de enfermagem para melhor definir a atuação do enfermeiro.Lo procedimiento de hemodialisis tiene complicaciones potenciales y los enfermeros deben estar aptos a intervenir en ellos. Al considerar esto contexto, lo artículo objectiva describir las complicaciones más frecuentes relacionadas a la hemodialisis así como las intervenciones de enfermería. Esta revisión bibliografica ha consistido de busqueda a las basis de datos LILACS, DBENF y MEDLINE usandose descriptores pertinentes. Resultados han demonstrado que las mayores complicaciones son: hipotensión, hipertensión, distres musculares, nausea, vomitos, cefalea, dolor toracica y lumbar, prurido, fiebre y calafrios. Se ha concluido que el papel del enfermero es esencial para la monitorización, identificación y intervención en estas complicaciones y que esto papel tanbien es uno diferencial para obterse la calidad en lo procedimiento hemodialitico. Entremientes, hay una necessidad de realizarse más pesquisas en la area de enfermer

  9. Literature review on cutback management

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    R. Raudla (Ringa); R. Savi (Riin); T. Randma-Liiv (Tiina)

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    textabstractIntroduction The literature review at hand is the first deliverable of Work Package no. 7 The global financial crisis in the public sector as an emerging coordination challenge of the EU Seventh Framework program project Coordinating for Cohesion in the Public Sector of the Future

  10. Literatura chicana: Vida en busca de forma (Chicano Literature: Life in Search of Form).

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    Rivera, Tomas

    The Chicano culture is searching for appropriate expression in art forms and literature. The Chicano novel and essay, often written in English, seem directed toward the North American public. The short story is the most varied in viewpoint and most versatile in form. Poetry captures the Chicano sensitivity. It is almost impossible to note the…

  11. Characteristics of La Literatura: A Reference Study of Spanish and Latin American Literature

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    Nolen, David S.

    2010-01-01

    The goal of this study is to examine the characteristics of scholarly communication, with particular emphasis on the usage of the monograph, in the field of Spanish and Latin American literature over a 30-year period. In addition, this study examines the age of materials referenced in an effort to gain insight into the shelf-life of these…

  12. Espanol avanzado para estudiantes de literatura (Advanced Spanish for Literature Students)

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    Steel, Brian

    1974-01-01

    Spanish foreign language teaching should aim at the following: 1) adequate reading-comprehension ability; 2) fluency in spoken and written Spanish; and 3) ability to recognize linguistic characteristics in literature, which would serve as a basis for further graduate stylistic research. (Text is in Spanish.) (Author/DS)

  13. Razão e sensibilidade no ensino de administração: a literatura como recurso estético Sense and sensibility in management teaching: literature as an aesthetic resource

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    Tânia Fischer

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo problematiza o uso da literatura como recurso estético durante o processo de ensino da administração, com base em uma análise multidisciplinar dos trabalhos acadêmicos publicados, com a finalidade de: refletir sobre literatura e o papel da ficção no ensino, articulando a literatura com a existência humana; abordar a pesquisa em organizações e o uso de gêneros e estilos literários na produção do conhecimento; e discutir sobre os usos dos textos literários em ensino, pelo relato e discussão de práticas que utilizam a literatura. Tem especial destaque a dimensão estratégica da atividade de ensino que usa a literatura como recurso estético. A conclusão é de que o texto literário é um poderoso recurso de aprendizagem, pois tem como matéria-prima a palavra, o discurso, que é a essência da administração. E, também, que a integração entre administração e literatura pode ser uma estratégia fecunda, favorecendo criatividade e descoberta, pois possibilita o desenvolvimento de capacitações para sentir e conhecer.The goal of this article is to challenge the use of literature as an aesthetic resource in management teaching-learning. The research is based on a multidisciplinary literature review in order to: think about fiction and its role in teaching, articulating fiction with human existence; explore organizational research and the use of literary genres and styles in knowledge production, and discuss about the use of literary texts in teaching through the presentation and discussion of practices using and capitalizing on fiction. Special attention is given to the strategic dimension of teaching activity that uses fiction as an aesthetic resource. The research's conclusion suggests that literary text is a powerful learning resource because it has as primary source accounts and discourse, these being the essence of management. Another conclusion is that the relationship between management and literature

  14. Human Papillomavirus and Upper Aerodigestive Tract Neoplasm: A Review Literature from Mexico and Colombia / Virus del papiloma humano y el cáncer de cabeza y cuello: revisión de la literatura desde México y Colombia

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    Rocha Buelvas, Anderson; Grupo de Gestión del Conocimiento de Observatorios, Registros y Sistemas de Información, Dirección de Epidemiología y Demografía, Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social, Bogotá; Bologna Molina, Ronell; Escuela de Odontología, Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango; Rocha Buelvas, Cristian; Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Bogotá

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    Background: Papillomavirus or papilovirus is considered the most prevalent group of virusesthat cause tumors of head and neck associated with infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). Purpose: Carry out a systematic review of literature on HPV as causal agentof upper aerodigestive tract neoplasm (UADTN), according to epidemiological and clinicaldata. Methods: Pertinent biomedical literature was searched in several databases such asMedline, Proquest, Science Direct, Ovid and Cochrane, as well...

  15. Photographic Tourism Research: Literature Review

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    This study reviews the current photographic tourism literature to identify what fields within tourism have been studied by researchers, the contexts, the samples used, the sampling methods employed, the photographic methods and supporting methods used, the data analysis techniques applied and the countries studied. A set of 115 relevant academic articles were selected and assessed using content analysis. The findings showed that overall publications in the field of photographic tourism increa...

  16. Employee Engagement: A Literature Review

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    Motivated and engaged employees tend to contribute more in terms of organizational productivity and support in maintaining a higher commitment level leading to the higher customer satisfaction. Employees Engagement permeates across the employee-customer boundary, where revenue, corporate goodwill, brand image are also at stake. This paper makes an attempt to study the different dimensions of employee engagement with the help of review of literature. This can be used to provide an overview and...

  17. RISKS MANAGEMENT: NEW LITERATURE REVIEW

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    The complexity of the industrial activities and the important mass of flows crossing the supply chain promotes the emergence of risks that must be considered in the decision process. For this reason, we have developed this paper to clarify the basics of risk management through a short new suggestion of literature review for risk management. Our justification of this attempt is that this area is the most discussed in our days and it is impossible to present all definition of the risk concept, ...

  18. Quimiotipagem do Cryptococcus neoformans. Revisão da literatura. Novos dados epidemiológicos sobre a criptococose. Nossa experiência com o emprego do meio de C.G.B. no estudo daquela levedura Biotyping of Cryptococcus neoformans. Review of the literature. New epidemiologic informations about cryptococcosis. Our experience with the utilization of C.G.B medium in this yeast

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    Natalina Takahashi de Melo

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho, além da revisão da literatura sobre quimiotipagem do C. neoformans, com novos dados sobre a epidemiologia da criptococose, teve por finalidade principal a caracterização das duas variedades desta levedura em pacientes com neurocriptococose, HIV + e HIV -. As variedades neoformans e gattii estão hoje bem definidas bioquimicamente, com o emprego do meio C.G.B., proposto por KWON-CHUNG et al. (1982 24. O isolamento do C. neoformans var. gattii das flores e folhas do Eucalyptus camaldulensis e do Eucalyptus tereticornis, na Austrália, através dos trabalhos de ELLIS & PFEIFFER (199016 e PFEIFFER & ELLIS (199241, possibilitou investigações epidemiológicas das mais interessantes sobre este microrganismo, levedura capsulada a qual SANFELICE50, 51, na Itália, em 1894 e 1895 despertou a atenção do meio médico. BUSSE8, em 1894, descrevia o primeiro caso de criptococose humana sob a forma de lesão óssea, simulando sarcoma. As pesquisas nacionais sobre o assunto em foco foram destacadas, seguindo-se a experiência dos Autores com o meio de C.G.B. (L - canavanina, glicina e azul de bromotimol. Foi possível, através deste meio o estudo de 50 amostras de líquor, sendo 39 procedentes de aidéticos (78% e 11 de não aidéticos (22%. De pacientes HIV+, 37 (74% foram identificados como C. neoformans var. neoformans e 2 (4% como C. neoformans var. gattii. Dos HIV- 8 ( 16% foram classificados como C. neoformans var. neoformans e 3 (6% como C. neoformans var. gattii. Através deste trabalho, evidencia-se a importância da neurocriptococose, principalmente entre os aidéticos, demonstrando-se mais uma vez o interesse do meio CGB na quimiotipagem do C. neoformans em suas duas variedades, ganhando em importância a demonstração de que duas espécies de eucalipto podem funcionar como "árvores-hospedeiras" para o Cryptococcus neoformans var. gattii.The purpose of this work was to collect the main information from the literature

  19. Quimioterapia neoadjuvante seguida de cirurgia radical em paciente grávida com câncer de colo de útero: relato de caso e revisão de literatura Neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by radical surgery in pregnant patient with invasive cervical cancer: case report and literature review

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    Allex Jardim da Fonseca

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    gestational age, clinical stage and the patient's wishes. Some authors have reported cases of neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by radical surgery in these patients. The aim of this paper was to revisit this subject and to add a new case and review the literature. We report the case of a 30 year-old woman in the 24th week of gestation. She was diagnosed with ICC (squamous cell carcinoma grade 2, stage IIB (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics - FIGO. Nulliparous, the patient refused to interrupt the pregnancy. After meticulous counseling, the patient accepted treatment with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (cisplatin 75 mg/m² and vincristine 1 mg/m² and subsequent evaluation of radical surgery concomitant to a cesarean section. Four complete cycles of chemotherapy were administered without delays or significant adverse effects. A few days before the date scheduled for surgery, the patient was admitted in advanced labor (37th week of gestation. Due to tumor clinical response, the obstetric team decided to monitor the labor, and the patient gave birth to a male newborn (2,450 g uneventfully. Radical surgery was performed three days after birth, and histopathology analysis revealed carcinoma confined to the cervix without lymphatic involvement. Mother and son are in good general condition 12 months after delivery. Cisplatin-based chemotherapy during the second or third trimester of pregnancy appears to be a safe option for patients who do not wish to interrupt a pregnancy while awaiting fetal maturity. However, additional studies are needed to confirm the prognosis and assure the safety of newborns and patients.

  20. Articulação compensatória associada à fissura de palato ou disfunção velofaríngea: revisão de literatura Compensatory articulation associated to cleft palate or velopharyngeal dysfunction: literature review

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    Viviane Cristina de Castro Marino

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    Full Text Available TEMA: articulação compensatória na fissura palatina. OBJETIVO: contribuir para o aprofundamento de informações sobre os tipos de articulação compensatória descritos na literatura e, ainda, discutir as implicações e contribuições da avaliação clínica e instrumental na identificação destas produções. CONCLUSÃO: as articulações compensatórias merecem a atenção de clínicos e pesquisadores que atuam no Brasil, já que estas alterações são encontradas com grande freqüência em crianças e adultos com fissura palatina ou disfunção velofaríngea, o que compromete a qualidade de vida destes sujeitos. Os fonoaudiólogos devem aprofundar seus conhecimentos sobre os tipos de articulação compensatória e os procedimentos de avaliação, bem como devem estabelecer programas preventivos que favoreçam a aquisição fonológica sem o desenvolvimento dessas compensações.BACKGROUND: compensatory articulation in cleft lip and palate. PURPOSE: to contribute with information regarding the types of compensatory articulation described in the literature and discuss the implications and contributions of clinical and instrumental evaluation of these speech productions. CONCLUSION: compensatory articulation deserves attention from Brazilian physicians and researchers, since that these productions occur in children and adults with cleft palate and velopharyngeal dysfunction, compromising their speech intelligibility and consequently quality of their lives. Speech-language pathologists need to improve knowledge regarding different types of compensatory articulation and also on the procedures for evaluating these productions, in order to settle preventive programs that favor phonological acquisition in children with cleft palate without developing compensatory articulation.

  1. O vínculo na atenção à saúde: revisão sistematizada na literatura, Brasil (1998-2007 El vínculo en la atención a la salud: revisión sistematizada en la literatura, Brasil (1998-2007 Bond in health care: a systematic review of literature in Brazil (1998-2007

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    Maria Eugênia Firmino Brunello

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    que los atienden.OBJECTIVE: To review the Brazilian scientific literature on bond in health care. METHODS: The review was limited to the period from 1998 to 2007. A literature search was conducted in the LILACS and SciELO databases using the following key words: primary health care, acceptance, tuberculosis (indexed, bond, adhesion, health, basic care, continuity, and abandon (not indexed. Initially 50 publications were selected and categorized. RESULTS: The findings suggest a greater interest on the topic after 2004. There was a predominance of publications on primary health care in journals that value community health. CONCLUSIONS: Bond was found to be an important factor in primary health care and led to better understanding of the real problems of the population receiving care in those services. In addition, bond facilitated the interactions between clients and health care professionals.

  2. Football injury: a literature review *

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    Kos, John J.

    1979-01-01

    A great deal of concern is recently being expressed relative to the playing of tackle football by adolescent Canadians. The purpose of this literature review is to try to summarize the important data from the available world literature. Very few Canadian statistics are available. Most of the data comes from United States experience. Tackle football injury is examined from various perspectives: 1. Equipment 2. Mechanisms of injury 3. Types of injury, with some emphasis on epiphyseal injury 4. Prevention 5. Comparison with other sports Although no “hard and fast” conclusion is drawn, the paper tends to show that: 1. Football is dangerous 2. Football is damaging to many body systems 3. Prevention of injury is difficult under present conditions 4. Alternate games, such as soccer and rugby seem to provide the same benefits with less catastrophic injuries

  3. Gastric cancer screening, literature review

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    Porras Alfaro, Erika

    2014-01-01

    A comprehensive literature review was made of the methods of screening (pepsinogen test, gastrin-17, anti HP, SGD and Endoscopy). The review and descriptive study of the scientific literature related to the subject was conducted in the scientific databases: Pud Med, MD Consult and Medscape, from August 2013 to March 2014. 65 articles were found related to the topic. The review has included 47 items, assigned according to the criteria of inclusion and exclusion. Available methods were defined of high cost, difficult to spread, little sensitive, little specific and invasive. Endoscopy has had limitations of cost, quality, morbidity, mortality and availability. Pepsinogen tests and helicobacter pylori have helped identify the population at risk for later sift with endoscopy; but it is a very sensitive method. Endoscopy is recommended every two years in the population at risk (patients between 50 and 70 years with a family history of gastric cancer, chronic atrophic gastritis, Helicobacter pylori infection, intestinal metaplasia and dysplasia, patients with symptomatology of dyspepsia and with positive pepsinogen test) is a higher method than SGD in cost, sensitivity and specificity similar to invasive level. The training of the endoscopists should be strengthened in early gastric cancer detection since the detection depends on the quality of endoscopy [es

  4. Review Of Plutonium Oxidation Literature

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    Korinko, P.

    2009-01-01

    A brief review of plutonium oxidation literature was conducted. The purpose of the review was to ascertain the effect of oxidation conditions on oxide morphology to support the design and operation of the PDCF direct metal oxidation (DMO) furnace. The interest in the review was due to a new furnace design that resulted in oxide characteristics that are different than those of the original furnace. Very little of the published literature is directly relevant to the DMO furnace operation, which makes assimilation of the literature data with operating conditions and data a convoluted task. The oxidation behavior can be distilled into three regimes, a low temperature regime (RT to 350 C) with a relatively slow oxidation rate that is influenced by moisture, a moderate temperature regime (350-450 C) that is temperature dependent and relies on more or less conventional oxidation growth of a partially protective oxide scale, and high temperature oxidation (> 500 C) where the metal autocatalytically combusts and oxidizes. The particle sizes obtained from these three regimes vary with the finest being from the lowest temperature. It is surmised that the slow growth rate permits significant stress levels to be achieved that help break up the oxides. The intermediate temperatures result in a fairly compact scale that is partially protective and that grows to critical thickness prior to fracturing. The growth rate in this regime may be parabolic or paralinear, depending on the oxidation time and consequently the oxide thickness. The high temperature oxidation is invariant in quiescent or nearly quiescent conditions due to gas blanketing while it accelerates with temperature under flowing conditions. The oxide morphology will generally consist of fine particles ( 250 (micro)m). The particle size ratio is expected to be < 5%, 25%, and 70% for fine, medium and large particles, respectively, for metal temperatures in the 500-600 C range.

  5. Effects of constraint-induced movement therapy as a rehabilitation strategy for the affected upper limb of children with hemiparesis: systematic review of the literature Efeitos da terapia de movimento induzido por restrição como estratégia de reabilitação do membro superior acometido de crianças hemiparéticas: revisão sistemática da literatura

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Hand function impairment is the main disability among children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. They start to perform most motor tasks exclusively with their unaffected upper limb, thereby causing a phenomenon described as learned nonuse. To minimize this phenomenon, constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT is emerging as a rehabilitation strategy for improving the functional use of the affected upper limb. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the literature on the effects of CIMT among children with hemiparetic cerebral palsy. METHOD: This was a systematic review of the literature using randomized clinical trials to analyze the effects of CIMT on the functional performance of the affected upper limb among children with hemiparesis. RESULTS:Five studies fulfilled the inclusion criteria, and the methodological quality ranged from 2 to 6 (4.4±1.36, according to the PEDro scale. The studies included involved a total of 99 individuals who showed that CIMT had positive effects, compared with other rehabilitation strategies or no therapy. However, there was considerable variation between the studies regarding the measurement instruments used and the outcomes evaluated. CONCLUSION: Although the studies achieved positive results, it is difficult to draw any clear-cut conclusion regarding the effectiveness of CIMT because of the small number of studies and their methodological differences.CONTEXTUALIZAÇÃO: A deficiência de função manual é a principal incapacidade em crianças com paralisia cerebral do tipo hemiplégica, as quais passam a realizar a maioria das tarefas motoras exclusivamente com o membro superior não acometido, determinando um fenômeno descrito como desuso aprendido. Para minimizar esse fenômeno, a terapia de movimento induzido por restrição (TMIR emerge como estratégia de reabilitação para melhorar o uso funcional do membro superior acometido. OBJETIVO:O propósito desse estudo

  6. Employee Engagement: A Literature Review

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    Dharmendra MEHTA

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    Full Text Available Motivated and engaged employees tend to contribute more in terms of organizational productivity and support in maintaining a higher commitment level leading to the higher customer satisfaction. Employees Engagement permeates across the employee-customer boundary, where revenue, corporate goodwill, brand image are also at stake. This paper makes an attempt to study the different dimensions of employee engagement with the help of review of literature. This can be used to provide an overview and references on some of the conceptual and practical work undertaken in the area of the employee engagement practices.

  7. Refeeding Syndrome: A Literature Review

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    Full Text Available Refeeding syndrome (RFS describes the biochemical changes, clinical manifestations, and complications that can occur as a consequence of feeding a malnourished catabolic individual. RFS has been recognised in the literature for over fifty years and can result in serious harm and death. Crude estimates of incidence, morbidity, and mortality are available for specific populations. RFS can occur in any individual but more commonly occurs in at-risk populations. Increased awareness amongst healthcare professionals is likely to reduce morbidity and mortality. This review examines the physiology of RFS and describes the clinical manifestations. A management strategy is described. The importance of a multidisciplinary approach is emphasized.

  8. Refeeding Syndrome: A Literature Review

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    Khan, L. U. R.; Ahmed, J.; Khan, S.; MacFie, J.

    2011-01-01

    Refeeding syndrome (RFS) describes the biochemical changes, clinical manifestations, and complications that can occur as a consequence of feeding a malnourished catabolic individual. RFS has been recognised in the literature for over fifty years and can result in serious harm and death. Crude estimates of incidence, morbidity, and mortality are available for specific populations. RFS can occur in any individual but more commonly occurs in at-risk populations. Increased awareness amongst healthcare professionals is likely to reduce morbidity and mortality. This review examines the physiology of RFS and describes the clinical manifestations. A management strategy is described. The importance of a multidisciplinary approach is emphasized. PMID:20886063

  9. THYMOMA (REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

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    O. A. Alexandrov

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    Full Text Available Objective. We aimed to systematically review the literature dealing with the epidemiology, classification, clinical course, diagnosis and treatment of thymoma. Material and methods. We reviewed retrospective and prospective randomized trials using Medline and Elibrary databases. Results. The classification system, prognostic factors, paraneoplastic syndromes and their incidence in patients with thyoma were described. The diagnostic value of computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography was evaluated and the methods of morphologic verification were described. The main attention was paid to multimodality treatment of thymoma, including surgery and intraoperative radiotherapy. Conclusion. Thymoma is a rare tumor. The accumulation of long-term follow-up results prompted the changes in clinical management of thymoma. Predisposition to late recurrence even after radical surgery determined multimodality treatment strategies.

  10. Cycling biomechanics: a literature review.

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    Wozniak Timmer, C A

    1991-01-01

    Submitted in partial fulfillment for a Master of Science degree at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Health Related Professions, Pittsburgh, PA 1.5213 This review of current literature on cycling biomechanics emphasizes lower extremity muscle actions and joint excursions, seat height, pedal position, pedaling rate, force application, and pedaling symmetry. Guidelines are discussed for optimal seat height, pedal position, and pedaling rate. Force application in the power and recovery phases of cycling and the relationship of force application to pedaling symmetry are discussed. The need for a biomechanical approach to cycling exists since a great deal of the literature is primarily physiologic in nature. The purpose of this review is to make cyclists and their advisors aware of the biomechanics of cycling and guidelines to follow. This approach is also important because cycling is a very common form of exercise prescribed by physical therapists for clinic or home programs. Biomechanical aspects of cycling should be considered by cyclists at any level of participation and by physical therapists in order for goal-oriented, efficient cycling to occur. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 1991;14(3):106-113.

  11. Defining Plagiarism: A Literature Review

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    Akbar Akbar

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available Plagiarism has repeatedly occurred in Indonesia, resulting in focusing on such academic misbehavior as a “central issue” in Indonesian higher education. One of the issues of addressing plagiarism in higher education is that there is a confusion of defining plagiarism. It seems that Indonesian academics had different perception when defining plagiarism. This article aims at exploring the issue of plagiarism by helping define plagiarism to address confusion among Indonesian academics. This article applies literature review by firs finding relevant articles after identifying databases for literature searching. After the collection of required articles for review, the articles were synthesized before presenting the findings. This study has explored the definition of plagiarism in the context of higher education. This research found that plagiarism is defined in the relation of criminal acts. The huge numbers of discursive features used position plagiaristic acts as an illegal deed. This study also found that cultural backgrounds and exposure to plagiarism were influential in defining plagiarism.

  12. The Use of Questionnaires in Safety Culture Studies in High Reliability Organizations. Literature Review and an Application in the Spanish Nuclear Sector; El Uso de Cuestionarios en Estudios de Cultura de Seguridad en Organizaciones de Alta Fiabilidad. Revision de la Literatura y una Aplicacion en el Sector Nuclear Espanol

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    German, S.; Navajas, J.; Silla, I.

    2014-07-01

    This report examines two aspects related to the use of questionnaires in safety culture research conducted in high reliability organizations. First, a literature review of recent studies that address safety culture through questionnaires is presented. Literature review showed that most studies used only questionnaires as a research technique, were cross-sectional, applied paper-based questionnaires, and were conducted in one type of high reliability organization. Second, a research project on safety culture that used electronic surveys in a sample of experts on safety culture is discussed. This project, developed by CISOT-CIEMAT research institute, was carry out in the Spanish nuclear sector and illustrates relevant aspects of the methodological design and administration processes that must be considered to encourage participation in the study.. (Author)

  13. Os conhecimentos alternativos e científicos na área de ciências naturais: uma revisão a partir da literatura internacional Scientific and alternative knowledge in the field of natural sciences: a review of the international literature

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    Darcy Ribeiro de Castro

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    Full Text Available Este texto trata dos aspectos teóricos dos conhecimentos alternativos e científicos com crianças em faixa etária entre sete e 11 anos de idade, na área de Ciências Naturais. Deriva de uma dissertação de mestrado que estudou os de conceitos de microrganismos e funções vitais de animais e plantas numa escola cooperativista da cidade de Central, estado da Bahia, em 2009-2010. Neste estudo, organizamos uma síntese das concepções espontâneas e científicas, baseada essencialmente na literatura internacional, para fins de contribuir com a análise de conhecimentos das crianças da referida escola. Os principais aspectos estudados sobre os microrganismos foram a estrutura, tamanho e importância; enquanto, para os animais e plantas, foram consideradas, no estudo, as funções de nutrição, trocas gasosas, respiração e transporte, enfatizando as funções digestórias no ser humano. Discutimos as implicações desse referencial para o planejamento de um ensino para as séries iniciais, destacando o conhecimento biológico da criança.This text deals with the theoretical aspects of alternative and scientific knowledge with children between seven and 11 years of age, in the area of natural sciences. It derives from a dissertation that studied the concepts of microorganisms and vital functions of animals and plants in a cooperative school in Central town, in 2009-2010. In this study, we organize a synthesis of spontaneous and scientific conceptions, based essentially on international literature for the purpose of contributing to the analysis of children's knowledge of that school in this area. The main aspects studied about microorganisms were their structure, size and importance; While, for the animals and plants the functions of nutrition, gas exchange, respiration and transportation were considered, emphasizing the digestive functions in humans. There is a discussion of the implications of this benchmark work for the planning of

  14. Cushing syndrome secondary to a medullary thyroid carcinoma: report of a case and review of the literature = Síndrome de Cushing secundario a carcinoma medular de tiroides: descripción de un caso y revisión de la literatura

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    Gutiérrez Restrepo, Johnayro

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    Full Text Available We report the case of a 29-year old female who was evaluated because of a thyroid tumor. The initial pathological classification was an insular thyroid carcinoma. There was strong involvement in the neck, mediastinum and lungs. Three years after receiving specific therapy for her thyroid neoplasia, she developed a Cushing syndrome and liver lesions suggestive of metastases from the primary tumor. A review of the previous pathological material revealed a medullary thyroid carcinoma producing ACTH, instead of the insular carcinoma. Based on this case a review of the literature is presented.

  15. Literature Reviews and the Hermeneutic Circle

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    Boell, Sebastian K.; Cecez-Kecmanovic, Dubravka

    2010-01-01

    Conducting a literature review is a vital part of any research. Library and information science (LIS) professionals often play a central role in supporting academics in their efforts to locate relevant publications and in teaching novice researchers skills associated with literature reviews. This paper examines literature review processes with the…

  16. Pulmonary artery catheter complications: report on a case of a knot accident and literature review Complicações do cateter de artéria pulmonar: relato de caso de formação de nó verdadeiro revisão da literatura

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    Full Text Available A particular event concerning a Swan-Ganz catheter complication is reported. A 41-year-old woman was admitted at the emergency room of our hospital with massive gastrointestinal bleeding. A total gastrectomy was performed. During the postoperative period in the intensive care unit , the patient maintained hemodynamic instability. Invasive hemodynamic monitoring with a pulmonary artery catheter was then indicated. During the maneuvers to insert the catheter, a true knot formation was identified at the level of the superior vena cava. Several maneuvers by radiological endovascular invasive techniques allowed removal of the catheter. The authors describe the details of this procedure and provide comments regarding the various techniques that were employed in overcoming this event. A comprehensive review of evidence regarding the benefits and risks of pulmonary artery catheterization was performed. The consensus statement regarding the indications, utilization, and management of the pulmonary artery catheterization that were issued by a consensus conference held in 1996 are also discussed in detail.É relatada uma complicação infreqüente , associada ao uso do Cateter de Artéria Pulmonar. Uma paciente de 41 anos foi admitida no Pronto Socorro do nosso hospital com hemorragia digestiva alta grave. A doente foi submetida à gastrectomia total. Na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva, evoluiu com instabilidade hemodinâmica, sendo indicada a monitorização hemodinâmica invasiva com cateter de artéria pulmonar. Durante as manobras para o correto posicionamento do cateter na artéria pulmonar, foi diagnosticado formação de nó verdadeiro, ao nível da veia cava superior. Os autores discutem as várias opções técnicas empregadas para a resolução desta complicação, através do emprego da radiologia intervencionista endovascular. Extensa revisão da literatura procurando discutir os benefícios e riscos envolvidos na monitorização hemodin

  17. Continuous auditing: A literature review

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    Full Text Available Recent fraud scandals involving highly known corporations like Enron, WorldCom, and Xerox have eroded public confidence in financial reporting. At the same time, the auditing profession has suffered a big hit. In this scenario, Continuous Auditing (CA seems to have emerged as a response to recover the credibility of the auditing profession as well as meeting Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX requirements. This study, that adopts an exploratory approach, analyzes the existing literature on this topic. First, we address the concepts, models and implications of CA. After, throughout a search on the journals indexed at the CAPES's Basis, a literature review is conducted. A total of 57 articles were selected. We analyze authorship, affiliation, publications, year and type of research of papers that have addressed CA. Findings evidence that most articles addressing CA are non-empirical and adopt a conceptual approach. Also, there is an increasing tendency of continuous auditing studies. Rutgers University seems to be the World's leading research center on CA. This study aims to contribute to the Accounting Science by evidencing possibilities for research and publication in CA.

  18. Costos de atención médica de las enfermedades atribuibles al consumo de tabaco en América: revisión de la literatura Literature review of health care costs of diseases attributable to tobacco consumption in the Americas

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    Luz Myriam Reynales-Shigematsu

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    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de recopilar la información de los estudios de costos de atención médica atribuibles al consumo de tabaco publicados en la literatura científica y de evaluar las diferentes estrategias metodológicas utilizadas en la estimación, se revisaron los trabajos identificados a través de MedLINE y de las referencias bibliográficas de los libros publicados por el Banco Mundial, la Organización Mundial de la Salud, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud, el Grupo de la Investigación Interdisciplinaria de la Salud de Canadá, así como el documento técnico utilizado en el litigio enfrentado por el estado de Minnesota, Estados Unidos de América, contra la industria tabacalera. Se incluyeron todos los estudios publicados en la literatura sobre el tema desde hace más de 25 años. Se obtuvo información de la población de estudio, la perspectiva de costeo, el tipo de análisis para la estimación de los costos de atención médica y la metodología de atribución de costos al consumo de tabaco. Además, se agregó un comentario de los hallazgos relevantes y de las limitaciones de cada uno de los estudios. Los costos anuales de atención médica atribuibles al consumo de tabaco oscilan entre 6 a 14% de los gastos personales en salud. Desde la primera publicación hasta la fecha se observa un progreso en la metodología de la estimación, no sólo desde la perspectiva epidemiológica -que afina la atribución de los costos al factor de riesgo- sino desde la económica -que amplía la estimación de los costos desde una perspectiva social. Se concluye que el consumo de tabaco deriva en altos costos de atención médica, y representa un alto costo social por las muertes prematuras que genera en la sociedad.The objective of this study was to compile information from published scientific literature about health care costs attributable to tobacco consumption and evaluate the different methodological strategies used in calculating

  19. Organizational ethics: a literature review.

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    Suhonen, Riitta; Stolt, Minna; Virtanen, Heli; Leino-Kilpi, Helena

    2011-05-01

    The aim of the study was to report the results of a systematically conducted literature review of empirical studies about healthcare organizations' ethics and management or leadership issues. Electronic databases MEDLINE and CINAHL yielded 909 citations. After a two stage application of the inclusion and exclusion criteria 56 full-text articles were included in the review. No large research programs were identified. Most of the studies were in acute hospital settings from the 1990s onwards. The studies focused on ethical challenges, dilemmas in practice, employee moral distress and ethical climates or environments. Study samples typically consisted of healthcare practitioners, operational, executive and strategic managers. Data collection was mainly by questionnaires or interviews and most of the studies were descriptive, correlational and cross-sectional. There is need to develop conceptual clarity and a theoretical framework around the subject of organizational ethics and the breadth of the contexts and scope of the research needs to be increased. © The Author(s) 2011

  20. A literature review of idea management

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    Jensen, Anna Rose Vagn

    2012-01-01

    The objective of the paper is primarily to conduct a state-of-the-art literature review of Idea Management and secondary to point out unanswered questions which are left behind in the reviewed literature. Scientific knowledge is primarily represented in innovation management literature but also...... considerably in literature on software and IT. On the background of the literature review, there are some weaknesses in the literature to be considered. These weaknesses concern the understanding of how people interact with idea management in their daily work practices and how different types of ideas...

  1. Composição química e eficácia da multimistura como suplemento dietético: revisão da literatura Chemical composition and efficacy of the multimixture as a dietary supplement: a literature review

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    Haroldo Silva Ferreira

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se identificar todos os artigos já publicados sobre a multimistura (MM em revistas de maior rigor científico e avaliar a eficácia desse produto como suplemento alimentar. A metodologia baseou-se na busca on line nas bases do Medline e do Scielo, sem limite de data, utilizando-se o descritor "multimistura". Foram identificados e analisados 31 artigos. Em virtude da pequena porção que é preconizada para consumo diário, a MM não pode ser considerada uma fonte importante de energia, proteínas e minerais, embora os possua em quantidades relevantes. Sua elevada proporção de magnésio e/ou de cálcio pode prejudicar a absorção de ferro. Seu uso eleva o teor de fibras da dieta, o que pode reduzir a absorção de nutrientes, o que não é interessante no caso de criança desnutrida. Sua elevada quantidade de fitatos não parece ser problema, pois o tratamento prévio pelo qual passam os farelos reduz bastante o poder quelante desse composto. A possibilidade de intoxicação pelo cianeto oriundo da folha de mandioca não é descartada. Quanto à capacidade da MM em promover o estado nutricional, 12 dentre 15 estudos concluíram pela sua ineficácia. Considerando riscos e benefícios e as evidências disponíveis na literatura, não se justifica a utilização da MM como estratégia de prevenção e controle da desnutrição.The aim of this work was to identify all papers already published on the nutritional supplement known as multimixture (MM in journals with high level of scientific rigor and to evaluate the effectiveness of this product as a food supplement. The methodology was based on searching at Medline and Scielo databases, without limit of date, using the keyword multimixture. Thirty one articles were analyzed. Because of the small portion that is recommended for daily consumption, the MM cannot be considered an important source of energy, protein and minerals. Its high proportion of magnesium and/or calcium can impair the

  2. Prevalência das manifestações clínicas iniciais da granulomatose de Wegener no Brasil: relato de seis casos e revisão da literatura Wegener's granulomatosis: prevalence of the initial clinical manifestations - report of six cases and review of the literature

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    Carlos Ewerton Maia Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Descrever as manifestações clínicas iniciais da Granulomatose de Wegener (GW diagnosticada no Brasil. PACIENTES E MÉTODOS: Análise retrospectiva de seis prontuários do Serviço de Reumatologia do Hospital Geral de Fortaleza (HGF, assim como a realização de um levantamento bibliográfico dos casos de GW descritos no Brasil obtidos dos bancos de dados LILACS, SciELO e MEDLINE. RESULTADOS: O estudo identificou 49 pacientes; 15 (31% do sexo masculino e 34 (69% do sexo feminino. A forma sistêmica ocorreu em 35 pacientes (73%: 28 adultos, cinco crianças e dois adolescentes. A doença limitada ocorreu em 13 adultos e uma criança. A média da idade adulta no início da doença foi de 42,2 anos (18 a 65 anos. O quadro clínico agudo, com sintomas há menos de três meses do diagnóstico, ocorreu em 41% (20/49 da casuística e a forma insidiosa, em 59% (29/49 dos pacientes. A prevalência das manifestações clínicas iniciais nos adultos com doença sistêmica (n = 28 foi 64% (18/28 das vias aéreas superiores (VAS, 36% (10/28 pulmonares, 18% (5/28 renais, 25% (7/28 oculares, 11% (3/28 cutâneas, 25% (7/28 musculoesqueléticas e 7% (2/28 neurológicas. Na forma limitada do adulto (n = 13, os sintomas prevalentes foram 84% (11/13 VAS, 23% (3/13 oculares e 15% (2/13 pulmonares. CONCLUSÃO: No Brasil, a prevalência das manifestações clínicas iniciais da GW foi semelhante aos resultados da literatura. A falta de especificidade dos sintomas pode retardar o diagnóstico na forma insidiosa da doença e aumentar a morbimortalidade das formas agudas.OBJECTIVES: To describe the initial clinical manifestations of Wegener's Granulomatosis (WG in Brazil. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of six medical records of WG patients followed-up at the Rheumatology Department of Hospital Geral of Fortaleza (HGF, as well as a bibliographic survey of cases of WG in Brazil on LILACS, SciELO, and MEDLINE databases. RESULTS: The study

  3. Concepções de professores sobre inclusão escolar e interações em ambiente inclusivo: uma revisão da literatura Conceptions of teachers on school inclusion and inclusive environment interactions: a review of the literature

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    Kelly Ambrosio Silveira

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    Full Text Available A educação inclusiva tem sido um desafio para diferentes profissionais que trabalham na promoção do desenvolvimento de alunos com deficiência. Estes têm a escola como um espaço fundamental para promover o desenvolvimento social, emocional e acadêmico, a partir de oportunidades de vivências estimuladoras da interação e mediação para a aprendizagem de significados e sentidos e que contribuem para processos de resiliência. Este estudo analisou o conteúdo de publicações nacionais da última década (2000-2010 sobre concepções de professores a respeito da inclusão de alunos com alguma necessidade educativa especial (NEE e interações no contexto educacional inclusivo, também identificando fatores facilitadores e impeditivos da efetivação das diretrizes educacionais existentes. Após busca sistemática na Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde - Psicologia (BVS-PSI, com as palavras-chave: professor, educação inclusiva, interação, educação especial, escola, aprendizagem, concepções, deficiência intelectual, mediação, desenvolvimento e relacionamento, 29 artigos foram recuperados e lidos na íntegra. Verificou-se um predomínio de autores da área da Psicologia e de coletas de dados realizadas via entrevista e questionário. Os estudos apresentaram concepções sobre deficiência ligadas a características individuais que causam limitações. A falta de apoio de equipe especializada, de materiais didáticos e assistivos, de formação e preparo foram apontados como principais fatores que dificultam a efetivação dos princípios inclusivos. A literatura mostra a necessidade de capacitação dos professores. Diante disso, sugerem-se novos estudos sobre a saúde do professor e suas concepções sobre a inclusão escolar, além da necessidade de intervenções escolares baseadas na problematização dos determinantes sociais e históricos associados às deficiências apresentadas e ao mal-estar docente.Inclusive education has been

  4. [Bladder leiomiosarcoma. A new case and a review of the literatura].

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    Rioja Zuazu, Jorge; Rosell Costa, David; Rincón Mayans, Anibal; Saiz Sansi, Abel; Panizo Santos, Angel; Berián Polo, José Ma

    2009-01-01

    Bladder Leiomiosarcomas are exceptional mesenchimal tumours. Their differential diagnosis is basic to decide our therapeutic attitude. We present a new case of bladder leiomiosarcoma with a bad behavior and with multiple relapses, and perform a review of the literature in order to establish more properly the therapeutic attitudes.

  5. Evidence for benefits from treating cervical ectopy: literature review

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    Luís Carlos Machado Junior

    Full Text Available CONTEXT AND PURPOSE: Uterine cervical ectopy (cervical erosion is today considered to be a physiological condition, but there still seems to be a strong tendency towards treating it. The purpose of this study was to review the medical literature for evidence regarding benefits from treating cervical ectopy. METHODS: The following databases were reviewed: Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (Medline, Excerpta Medica Database (Embase, Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde (Lilacs and Cochrane Library databases. In addition, six medical textbooks were consulted. RESULTS: The review showed that: 1 there is probably an association between ectopy and higher risk of Chlamydia trachomatis, human papillomavirus and human immunodeficiency virus infection; 4 there is probably an association between ectopy and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia; 5 there is an association between ectopy and mucous discharge and nocturia; and 6 there is no evidence of an association between ectopy and cervical cancer, or of protection against cervical cancer associated with ectopy treatment. CONCLUSIONS: 1 No data were found in the medical literature to support routine treatment for ectopy; 2 Treatment could be recommended for symptom relief, but more symptoms are attributed to ectopy than could be demonstrated in a controlled study; 3 Further studies to test the hypothesis of protection against cervical cancer associated with treatment are necessary.

  6. Glass ionomer cement: literature review

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    Sérgio Spezzia

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: In the dental area preventive actions occur in an attempt to avoid the installation of caries, a disease that has an increased prevalence in the population and which is a Public Health problem. Some resources are used for such, such as: performing early diagnosis and the option for conservative treatments of minimal intervention. The glass ionomer cement (CIV, coming from its beneficial characteristics that meet current trends, is closely related to the precepts of Preventive and Minimally Invasive Dentistry and the new preservative techniques recommended. Objective: The objective of the present article was to carry out a literature review study, to determine the characteristics of CIV that has a prominent role in the Minimally Invasive Dentistry profile. Results: The dentist surgeon must be aware of the classification, according to its composition and physical-chemical nature: conventional ionomers; ionomers reinforced by metals; high viscosity and various types of resin modified glass ionomers to correctly choose the CIV that will be used in their clinical interventions, which should occur based on the properties of the material and its clinical indication. Conclusion: It was concluded that the implementation of preventive techniques with CIV in public health care, tend to minimize curative treatments, concurrently valuing the low complexity dental procedures performed in Primary Care, avoiding referrals for treatment of cases of greater complexity at the level Secondary and tertiary care, saving resources.

  7. Rhinitis and pregnancy: literature review

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    Fábio Azevedo Caparroz

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: There is a controversy concerning the terminology and definition of rhinitis in pregnancy. Gestational rhinitis is a relatively common condition, which has drawn increasing interest in recent years due to a possible association with maternal obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS and unfavorable fetal outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To review the current knowledge on gestacional rhinitis, and to assess its evidence. METHODS: Structured literature search. RESULTS: Gestational rhinitis and rhinitis "during pregnancy" are somewhat similar conditions regarding their physiopathology and treatment, but differ regarding definition and prognosis. Hormonal changes have a presumed etiological role, but knowledge about the physiopathology of gestational rhinitis is still lacking. Management of rhinitis during pregnancy focuses on the minimal intervention required for symptom relief. CONCLUSION: As it has a great impact on maternal quality of life, both the otorhinolaryngologist and the obstetrician must be careful concerning the early diagnosis and treatment of gestational rhinitis, considering the safety of treatment measures and drugs and their current level of evidence.

  8. Synthesising the literature as part of a literature review.

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    2015-03-18

    This article examines how to synthesise and critique research literature. To place the process of synthesising the research literature into context, the article explores the critiquing process by breaking it down into seven sequential steps. The article explains how and why these steps need to be kept in mind if a robust comprehensive literature search and analysis are to be achieved. The article outlines how to engage in the critiquing process and explains how the literature review needs to be assembled to generate a logical and reasoned debate to examine a topic of interest or research in more detail.

  9. Derecho y Literatura, ad Usum Scholaris Juventutis (con relato implícito / Law and Literature ad Usum Scholaris Juventutis (with implicit reporting

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    José Calvo González

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    Full Text Available Al llevar a cabo desde una perspectiva de análisis crítico la reconstrucción de los estudios sobre la relación entre Derecho y Literatura dentro la Universidad española sólo parece posible alcanzar como conclusión históricaun débil desarrollo académico. En los últimos años, no obstante, se observa un progresivo y creciente interés científico entre los investigadores universitarios hacia los temas de “Derecho y Literatura”. Con todo, falta todavía,presencia real de la interacción entre Derecho y Literatura en el ámbito puramente docente. Sucede al contrario entre abogados y jueces. Esto debe conducir a una reflexión; Derecho y Literatura representan una oportunidad para definir los nuevos procesos académicos de aprendizaje y conocimiento jurídico. Un camino, éste, que también podría ser leído como una historia implícita.Abstract: In carrying out the reconstruction of the studies on the relationship between law and Literature in the Spanish University, from the perspective of critical analysis, it only seems possible to achieve as historical conclusion a weak academic development. In recent years, however, there is a progressive and growing scientific interest among university researchers toward issues of “Law and Literature”. But it is still missing a real presence of the interaction between Law and Literature in the purely educational sphere. The opposite happens between lawyers and judges. This should lead to a reflection; Law and Literature represent an opportunity to define new academic processes of learning and legal knowledge. A road which could also be read as an implicit history

  10. Tratamento farmacológico do transtorno de personalidade limítrofe: revisão crítica da literatura e desenvolvimento de algoritmos Tratamiento farmacológico del trastorno de personalidad limítrofe: revisión crítica de la literatura y desarrollo de algoritmos Pharmacological treatment of borderline personality disorder: critical review of the literature and development of algorithms

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    André F. Carvalho

    2004-08-01

    población de pacientes psiquiátricos, son necesarios esfuerzos para tratar apropiadamente a ese grupo. OBJETIVO: El objetivo del presente artículo es revisar evidencias actuales sobre la efectividad de los diversos aportes farmacológicos empleados como parte del plan de tratamiento producido para individuos que enfrentan esa enfermedad. MÉTODOS: Para ese propósito, los autores revisaron la base de datos MEDLINE buscando ensayos clínicos publicados entre 1986 y 2003. Se usaron como descriptores borderline personality disorder y clinical trials. RESULTADOS: Se encontraron numerosos trabajos, pero pocos estudios controlados estaban disponibles. Es notable el hecho de que, en ese grupo de pacientes, virtualmente han sido probadas todas las clases de psicofármacos, comúnmente con resultados modestos o variables. Debido a limitaciones metodológicas en la vasta mayoría de los ensayos clínicos abarcando drogas específicas en ese grupo de pacientes, fue difícil estimar el beneficio real de los varios agentes probados. La evidencia más fuerte existe para los inhibidores selectivos de serotonina, antipsicóticos y divalproato. DISCUSIÓN: Claramente, son necesarios más ensayos clínicos bien enmarcados, pero los datos revisados sugieren que psicofármacos son efectivos para tratar síntomas blanco en estos pacientes. Se concluye que los psicotrópicos son adjuntos útiles a los abordajes psicoterapéuticos usualmente empleados para tratar a pacientes limítrofes.INTRODUCTION: Borderline personality disorder (BPD is a psychiatric syndrome that causes significant morbidity and mortality to both inpatients and outpatients treated by mental health care providers. Due to its relatively high prevalence in the psychiatric population, efforts are necessary to treat this problematic group of patients properly. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper is to review current evidence of the effectiveness of the various pharmacological approaches employed as part of the treatment plan

  11. O uso de escalas de silhuetas na avaliação da satisfação corporal de adolescentes: revisão sistemática da literatura El uso de escalas de siluetas en la evaluación de la satisfacción corporal de adolescentes: revisión sistemática de la literatura Silhouette scales and body satisfaction in adolescents: a systematic literature review

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    Waleska Teixeira Caiaffa

    2013-03-01

    subgrupos, sino también una ausencia de información metodológica relevantes. Se recomienda un mayor rigor en la aplicación de las escalas y en la presentación de los métodos de estudios sobre la satisfacción corporal evaluada por la escala de siluetas, además de la realización de nuevas investigaciones metodológicas, así como aquellas que diluciden los factores relacionados con la satisfacción corporal.The purpose of this study was to summarize studies on adolescents' body satisfaction, focusing on the use of silhouette scales. A systematic review was carried out on MEDLINE, LILACS, SciELO, and in unpublished papers. The final analysis included 36 studies. The majority adopted the scale proposed by Stunkard et al., self-administered, presented in ascending order and on a single sheet of paper. Most studies compared characteristics on satisfaction and dissatisfaction, used the chi-square test, and did not test for confounding. Among 18 studies included in the meta-analysis, prevalence of body dissatisfaction ranged from 32.2% to 83%. The review showed wide heterogeneity between studies (p-value = 0.000; I² = 87.39 even after sub-group analysis and the absence of relevant information for proper comparison of studies. The article concludes by recommending greater rigor in application of the scales and presentation of study methods on body satisfaction assessed by silhouette scales, in addition to new methodological studies and those that elucidate factors related to body satisfaction.

  12. Propeller Flaps: A Literature Review.

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    Sisti, Andrea; D'Aniello, Carlo; Fortezza, Leonardo; Tassinari, Juri; Cuomo, Roberto; Grimaldi, Luca; Nisi, Giuseppe

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    Since their introduction in 1991, propeller flaps are increasingly used as a surgical approach to loss of substance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the indications and to verify the outcomes and the complication rates using this reconstructing technique through a literature review. A search on PubMed was performed using "propeller flap", "fasciocutaneous flap", "local flap" or "pedicled flap" as key words. We selected clinical studies using propeller flaps as a reconstructing technique. We found 119 studies from 1991 to 2015. Overall, 1,315 propeller flaps were reported in 1,242 patients. Most frequent indications included loss of substance following tumor excision, repair of trauma-induced injuries, burn scar contractures, pressure sores and chronic infections. Complications were observed in 281/1242 patients (22.6%) occurring more frequently in the lower limbs (31.8%). Partial flap necrosis and venous congestion were the most frequent complications. The complications' rate was significantly higher in infants (70 years old) but there was not a significant difference between the sexes. Trend of complication rate has not improved during the last years. Propeller flaps showed a great success rate with low morbidity, quick recovery, good aesthetic outcomes and reduced cost. The quality and volume of the transferred soft tissue, the scar orientation and the possibility of direct donor site closure should be considered in order to avoid complications. Indications for propeller flaps are small- or medium-sized defects located in a well-vascularized area with healthy surrounding tissues. Copyright © 2016 International Institute of Anticancer Research (Dr. John G. Delinassios), All rights reserved.

  13. Intervenções de enfermagem e flebites decorrentes de cateteres venosos periféricos. Revisão sistemática da literatura. Intervenciones de enfermería y flebitis resultantes de cateteres venosos periféricos. Revisión sistemática de la literatura Nursing interventions and peripheral venous catheter-related phlebitis. Systematic literature review

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    Anabela de Sousa Salgueiro Oliveira

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    enfermería relacionadas con la inserción del CVP; con la vigilancia de los enfermos y con los conocimientos de los enfermeros. Las tres áreas fueron identificadas como relevantes y con influencia en la aparición de flebitis. Las intervenciones de enfermería realizadas a enfermos portadores de CVP pueden prevenir la aparición de flebitis. La producción científica es, no obstante, reducida, habiendo necesidad de profundizar e investigar sobre el impacto de la formación de los enfermeros en la práctica clínica y sus intervenciones.Nursing care provided to patients using peripheral venous catheters (PVC is a constant need due to the high frequency of catheter use. The aim of this systematic review was to define the scientific evidence on nursing interventions for patients with peripheral venous catheters and their impact on the prevention of phlebitis. Scientific studies published in reference databases, between April 2004 and March 2010, were selected following the PICOD model and previously defined inclusion/exclusion criteria. Nineteen studies were identified and divided into three main areas: nursing interventions related to PVC placement; to patient surveillance; and to nurses’ knowledge. These three areas were identified as relevant and as having an impact on the occurrence of phlebitis. Nursing interventions for patients having PVC can prevent phlebitis. However, the scientific evidence is limited, and so there is a need for further research on the impact of nurses’ training on their clinical practice and interventions.

  14. Re-Viewing Literature in Hermeneutic Research

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    Full Text Available In academia there seems to be a taken for granted assumption that there is one way to do a literature review. This paper argues that the manner of reviewing literature needs to be congruent with the particular research methodology. As an example, the authors explicate reviewing literature in hermeneutic research. The paper begins by discussing philosophical assumptions. The authors then offer personal accounts of their experiences of working with literature in ways that are congruent with hermeneutic methodology. It is argued that the key purpose of exploring literature in hermeneutic research is to provide context and provoke thinking. Literature, which can include anything that provokes thinking on the phenomenon of interest, becomes an essential dialogical partner from which scholarly thinking and new insights emerge. In conclusion distinguishing hallmarks of ways of working hermeneutically with literature are articulated

  15. Structured Review of Code Clone Literature

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    Hordijk, W.T.B.; Ponisio, Laura; Wieringa, Roelf J.

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    This report presents the results of a structured review of code clone literature. The aim of the review is to assemble a conceptual model of clone-related concepts which helps us to reason about clones. This conceptual model unifies clone concepts from a wide range of literature, so that findings

  16. Formação de leitores de literatura na escola brasileira: caminhadas e labirintos Literature readers formation in the brazilian school: trajectories and labyrinths

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    Alice Vieira

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    Full Text Available O artigo apresenta as propostas oficiais do Ministério da Educação e da Secretaria de Educação do Estado de São Paulo sobre o ensino de literatura nas escolas, analisando os diferentes posicionamentos teóricos de seus autores e o contexto histórico-social em que foram elaboradas. O panorama geral que se observa no levantamento dessas propostas aponta para uma mudança significativa na maneira pela qual a disciplina de língua portuguesa deve ser examinada e ensinada pelo professor, priorizando os objetivos de ensino em detrimento das tradicionais listas de conteúdo. Como conseqüência imediata dessa mudança, há um novo enfoque do ensino de língua a partir de uma concepção psicossocial, sem a divisão do ensino por frentes: gramática, (história da literatura e redação. No entanto, verifica-se ainda uma grande lacuna entre as metas desses documentos oficiais e a realidade vivenciada pela maioria das escolas e professores brasileiros, uma vez que a ratificação da importância do ensino de literatura na formação de alunos leitores não garante aos educadores conhecimento e um saber-fazer que propicie um ensino de literatura inserido nos estudos de linguagem. Tendo em vista essa peculiaridade do ensino de literatura no Brasil, o levantamento realizado busca destacar as diferenças entre um documento e outro, ao mesmo tempo em que se comenta a situação vivenciada por alunos no período.This article presents the official proposals of both the Ministry of Education and São Paulo State Secretariat of Education for literature teaching at schools, analyzing the different theoretical viewpoints of their authors and the socio-historical context in which they have been elaborated. The overall panorama observed in the analysis of these proposals shows a significant change in the way the Portuguese language discipline must be examined and taught by teachers, prioritizing the teaching objectives instead of the traditional lists of

  17. Evaluación del uso apropiado de procedimientos sanitarios mediante el método RAND: revisión de su aplicación en la literatura biomédica (1999-2004 Review of the utilization of the RAND appropriateness method in the biomedical literature (1999-2004

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    performed a literature search in 2005. OVIDMedline, ISI Web of Knowledge, IME and Highwire were consulted. Articles published between 1999 and 2004 and using the key words «appropriateness», «utilization review» and «physician practice patterns» were selected. Studies using the RAND method were included and those that did not explain the methodology in sufficient detail were excluded. Information on the procedure studied, the place and year of publication, and the characteristics of the journal were extracted from each article. Results and discussion: A total of 5092 articles were identified and 205 were selected. Slightly more than half analyzed surgical or medical procedures, while 16.5% evaluated healthcare quality. More than 50% were published in journals of public health, general medicine, and gastroenterology and hepatology. The mean impact factor was 4.07. A quarter (25.4% of the articles was published in 1999. Conclusions and perspective: The RAND method is still widely used. Appropriateness criteria can be used to review utilization of procedures, to design guidelines, or to support for decision making. These tools should be reviewed to obtain evermore valid and reliable results.

  18. Mobilization and early hospital discharge for patients with acute myocardial infarction: literature review Movilización y alta precoz en pacientes con infarto agudo del miocardio: revisión de lieratura Mobilização e alta precoce em pacientes com infarto agudo do miocárdio: revisão de literatura

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: This study was a literature review with the purpose of analyzing articles comparing early and late mobilization and those comparing early and late discharge for patients with acute myocardial infarction. METHODS: The literature review was performed using the Lilacs and Medline databases (1966-2007, and the length of the resting period, the hospitalization and possible complications were analyzed. RESULTS: We selected 18 articles; 11 of them compared early and late mobilization and 7 compared early and late discharge. The length of the resting period in the early mobilization group varied from 2 to 10 days and 5 to 28 days for the longest resting period. The early discharge group stayed in the hospital from 3 to 14 days and the late discharge group stayed in the hospital from 5 to 21 days. CONCLUSION: The studies show that there is no evidence of complications related to short periods of bed rest and hospitalization.OBJETIVO: Analizar los artículos que comparaban la movilización precoz con la tardía, así como aquellos que comparaban el alta precoz con la tardía en pacientes con infarto agudo del miocardio. MÉTODOS: La revisión bibliográfica fue realizada en las Bases de Datos Lilacs y Medline, y fueron analizados el tiempo de reposo y de hospitalización y las complicaciones observadas en los estudios. RESULTADOS: Fueron seleccionados 18 artículos, difundidos entre 1996 y 2007, de los cuales 11 comparaban la movilización precoz con la tardía y 7 el alta precoz con la tardía. El período de reposo en la cama para la movilización precoz varió de 2 a 10 días y de 5 a 28 días para la movilización tardía. Con relación al tiempo de hospitalización se observó que el período de alta precoz varió de 3 a 14 días y de 5 a 21 días para el alta tardía. CONCLUSIÓN: Los estudios muestran que no hay evidencias de mayores complicaciones relacionadas a los cortos períodos de reposo y de hospitalización.OBJETIVO: Analisar os

  19. Anomalía del retorno venoso sistémico Drenaje anómalo de la vena cava superior derecha a la aurícula izquierda: Revisión de la literatura y reporte de caso Anomalous systemic venous return. Anomalous drainage of the right superior vena cava into the left atrium: Review of literature and case report

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    Ríos Giovanny

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    Full Text Available La anomalía total del retorno venoso sistémico tiene gran variedad de presentaciones; sin embargo, la patología de más baja frecuencia es el drenaje de vena cava superior derecha a la aurícula izquierda, hecho de peso para que en el mundo se reporten pocos casos. En la Fundación Clínica Abood Shaio se trató el caso de una paciente de seis años de edad con drenaje venoso total de cava superior derecha a la aurícula izquierda, mediante la técnica de movilización de cava superior y anastomosis cavo-atrial, y se obtuvieron buenos resultados. El caso es mención corresponde al número 21 en la literatura mundial.Total anomalous systemic venous return has a variety of presentations, being the drainage of right superior vena cava into the left atrium a low frequency condition. There are few reported cases in the world. In Shaio Clinic Foundation we have handled a case of total venous drainage of the right superior vena cava into the left atrium in a 6-year old girl, using the superior vena cava mobilization technique and cavo-atrial anastomosis, with good results. This case is reported as case number 21 in the world.

  20. STD/AIDS prevention in Portuguese-speaking Africa: a review of the recent literature in the social sciences and health Prevenção das DST/AIDS nos países africanos de língua oficial portuguesa: revisão da literatura recente em ciências sociais e da saúde

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    Full Text Available The article reviews academic literature in the social sciences and health on the problems and challenges of STD/AIDS prevention in Portuguese-speaking African countries. Based on a bibliographic survey of the SciELO, PubMed, and Sociological Abstracts databases between 1997 and 2007, the research under review was organized into two groups, according to content. The first group of studies sought to understand STD/AIDS vulnerability among social groups by examining local cultural and socioeconomic factors as related to gender dynamics, sexuality, color/race, religion and health care. The second group encompassed critical assessments of shortcomings in the STD/AIDS educational messages delivered by governments and international agencies. Attention is called to the way in which the presence of traditional medicine systems and the occurrence of civil wars in the post-colonial period impact the STD/AIDS epidemic in the African countries under study.O artigo analisa a produção acadêmica, no campo das ciências sociais e da saúde, sobre os problemas e desafios das ações de prevenção das DST/AIDS nos países africanos de língua oficial portuguesa. A partir do levantamento bibliográfico nas bases SciELO, PubMed e Sociological Abstracts, entre 1997 a 2007, o conteúdo dos trabalhos selecionados foi organizado em dois eixos. O primeiro centra-se na descrição dos estudos sobre a relevância dos fatores culturais e sócio-econômicos locais, relacionados às dinâmicas de gênero, à sexualidade, cor/raça, religião e cuidados em saúde, para o entendimento da vulnerabilidade às DST/AIDS dos diversos grupos sociais. O segundo eixo aborda as avaliações críticas acerca dos equívocos das mensagens educativas sobre DST/AIDS, promovidas pelos governos e agências internacionais, bem como as implicações da presença dos sistemas de medicinas tradicionais e da ocorrência de guerras civis no período pós-colonial para a dinâmica das DST

  1. International student mobility literature review

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    King, R.; Findlay, A.; Ahrens, J.

    2010-01-01

    To bring their understanding of patterns in students' study and work abroad up to date, HEFCE and the British Council, the UK National Agency for Erasmus, commissioned a review of international student mobility. Professor Russell King and Jill Ahrens of the University of Sussex, and Professor Allan

  2. Comorbidade entre transtorno de estresse pós-traumático e abuso e dependência de álcool e drogas: uma revisão da literatura Comorbidity of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD with alcohol and drug abuse and dependency: a literature review

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    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: Pesquisas revelam uma alta comorbidade entre o transtorno de estresse pós-traumático (TEPT e o abuso e dependência de álcool e drogas (ADAD. OBJETIVOS: Descrever a natureza da associação entre TEPT e ADAD, as diferenças entre os gêneros feminino e masculino, bem como os principais tratamentos utilizados. MÉTODOS: Pesquisa bibliográfica entre os anos de 1995 e 2007 no PubMed, utilizando os termos "trauma" AND "alcohol", "trauma" AND "substance abuse", "trauma" AND "dependence", "trauma" AND "drugs", "posttraumatic stress" AND "alcohol", posttraumatic stress" AND "substance abuse", "posttraumatic stress" AND "dependence", "posttraumatic stress" AND "drugs". RESULTADOS: As seguintes hipóteses foram identificadas: 1 o abuso de substâncias aumenta os riscos para a ocorrência de TEPT em virtude de estilos de vida que expõem mais o sujeito à ocorrência de traumas e pelo fato de as drogas potencializarem as seqüelas do trauma; 2 o TEPT levaria ao aumento do uso de álcool e drogas acompanhado de possível abuso com o objetivo de aliviar sintomas decorrentes do transtorno. Conclusões: A identificação precoce da comorbidade entre o TEPT e o ADAD é fundamental para o bom prognóstico do paciente, bem como o atendimento adequado às vítimas de situações traumáticas para que sejam minimizadas as chances da ocorrência do TEPT.BACKGROUND: The literature reveals high comorbidity rates between post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD and substance abuse and dependence (SAD. OBJECTIVES: This paper seeks to describe the relationship between the two disorders; the gender differences; and the primary treatments used to reduce PTSD as well as SAD symptoms. METHODS: A review of the literature between 1995 and 2007. A PubMed search was used to find articles with the key words: "trauma" AND "alcohol", "trauma" AND "substance abuse", "trauma" AND "dependence", "trauma" AND "drugs", "post traumatic stress" AND "alcohol", post traumatic

  3. Literature review on the preschool pedestrian

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    The purpose of this literature review was to describe (1) the factors leading to typical preschool pedestrian accidents, (2) the developmental characteristics of the preschool child that affect his/her behavior in traffic, (3) social factors that may...

  4. Introduction - NCS Dietary Assessment Literature Review

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    To assist in the planning of the National Children's Study, investigators at the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements, NCI and Johns Hopkins University contracted with Westat to conduct a comprehensive review of the scientific literature.

  5. Music in Peacebuilding: A Critical Literature Review

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    Sandoval, Elaine

    2016-01-01

    The critical literature review summarizes and appraises studies that have been pursued by music scholars examining the contributions of music to peacebuilding as well as the role of music in violence. These two bodies of literature are rarely brought into dialogue, but I juxtapose them in order to confront the idea of music's exceptionalism as…

  6. Customer Journeys: A Systematic Literature Review

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    Følstad, Asbjørn; Kvale, Knut

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    Purpose – Customer journeys has become an increasingly important topic in service management and design. The study reviews customer journey terminology and approaches within the research literature prior to 2013, mainly from the fields of design, management, and marketing. Design/methodology/approach - The study was conducted as a systematic literature review. Searches in Google Scholar, Scopus, Web of Knowledge, ACM Digital Library, and ScienceDirect identified 45 papers for analysis. The pa...

  7. Intercultural conflict styles: literature review

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    Full Text Available Analytical review of foreign psychological research on the international conflict styles is presented in this article. Intercultural conflict is understood as an interpersonal conflict between representatives of different cultures. The main models describing the intercultural conflict styles are analyzed: the dual concern model, the intercultural conflict styles inventory model, the face negotiation model. The publication provides a brief review of modern studies’ results of behavior predictors in the intercultural conflict; special attention is paid to the analysis of the influence of culture and intercultural communication apprehension on the choice of conflict styles. The importance of assessing the conflict styles effectiveness used in the situation of intercultural interaction is noted. In conclusion, unresolved problems and actual trends in the study of behavior in the intercultural conflict are designated.

  8. Literature Review - Vegetation on Levees

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    topography resulting from catastrophic wind (Hurricane Opal ) was measured across a variety of forest types. Study Location: Coweeta Basin, western North...Series/Source: Ecology, 1973. 54(2):445-448 Peer-reviewed: Yes Code: RTSYST, ECOSYS Abstract* : Strip- mine high walls and road cuts less than...by visual observations. Study Location: North-central WV ERDC SR-10-2 225 Method: Root profiles were examined at exposed high-walled strip mine

  9. SIX SIGMA: A LITERATURE REVIEW

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    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Despite stiff international competition in the global market, world-class manufacturers are increasing their market share and profits through low-cost production, waste reduction in manufacturing, production of high quality products, and exceptional customer service. Six Sigma has been successfully implemented in this regard. In this paper, a selected survey of Six Sigma literature is presented to illustrate the wide scope of the application of the concept. This could be of immense benefit to organizations’ top management who need to understand the critical variables and factors for the successful implementation of Six Sigma programmes, leading to substantial, sustainable long-term improvement in performance results, value for money, and effort. The paper presents motivated pointers – substantiated as far as possible by data and evidence – to key success factors, variables, and their interrelationships.

    AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Sterk internasionale mededinging ten spyt verhoog wêreldklasvervaardigers hul markaandeel en winste via laekosteproduksie, skrootvermindering, die produksie van gehalteprodukte en die lewering van primadiens aan klante. Ses Sigma is in hierdie verband as gereedskap suksesvol geïmplimenteer. Die artikel behandel 'n gekeurde oorsig van Ses Sigmaliteratuur om sodoende die toepassingsveldwyde van die konsep te illustreer. Die artikel is nuttig vir organisasiebestuurders uit die oogpunt van veranderlikes en suksesfaktore wat deur die Ses Sigmametode tot substansiële en volhoubare langtermyn verbeterings van 'n onderneming kan lei.

  10. Trauma Imaging: A Literature Review.

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    Vela, Jason Heath; Wertz, Christopher Ira; Onstott, Kimberly L; Wertz, Joss R

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    To inform radiologic technologists about which imaging modalities and examinations are best suited for evaluating specific anatomical structures in patients who have sustained a traumatic injury. Two scholarly research databases were searched to identify articles focused on trauma imaging of the head, cervical spine, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis. Articles focused on trauma diagnosis were excluded. Thirty-two articles were selected for analysis. Physical examination and plain-film radiographs typically are used to assess nasal bone fracures. Computed tomography (CT) can be used to assess zygomaticomaxillary complex, mandibular, and temporal bone fractures. Traumatic brain injuries are difficult to assess, and broad classifications are used. Depending on the severity of cervical spine trauma, plain-film radiographs or CT imaging is adequate, with magnetic resonance imaging used as a means for further evaluation. Trauma to the thorax typically is assessed with radiography and CT, and CT is recommended for assesment of abdominal and pelvic trauma. The literature was consistent regarding which examinations to perform to best evaluate suspected injuries to the chest, abdomen, and pelvis. The need for, and correct use of, imaging in evaluating trauma to the head and cervical spine is more controversial. Despite the need for additional research, emergency department care providers should be familiar with the structures most commonly injured during trauma and the role of medical imaging for diagnosis.

  11. Instrumentos de avaliação para limitações funcionais associadas à instabilidade crônica de tornozelo: uma revisão sistemática da literatura Assessment instruments for chronic ankle instability: a systematic review of literature

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    Eneida Yuri Suda

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available A instabilidade de tornozelo é definida como a sua tendência para sofrer falseios e entorses de repetição após a ocorrência de entorse lateral. Como a presença de instabilidade é definida por meio das queixas relatadas pelo indivíduo, apresenta caráter subjetivo, sendo importante identificar o melhor instrumento de avaliação para a determinação de sua presença e/ou gravidade. O objetivo deste estudo foi revisar, de forma sistemática, instrumentos de avaliação concebidos para pacientes com instabilidade crônica de tornozelo. Foram realizadas pesquisas bibliográficas nas bases de dados PubMed, Embase, BVS, LILACS e SciELO para identificar os instrumentos elegíveis. No total, seis estudos foram incluídos e apresentaram cinco instrumentos diferentes - Foot and Ankle Disability Index (FADI, Ankle Joint Functional Assessment Tool (AJFAT, Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM, Ankle Joint Functional Assessment Tool (AII e Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool (CAIT. Foram encontrados instrumentos com qualidade que detectam limitações funcionais em indivíduos com instabilidade crônica de tornozelo, não sendo instrumentos válidos para diagnóstico de instabilidade. O CAIT mostrou-se a ferramenta mais completa, mas não foi validada em uma população específica de indivíduos com condição de instabilidade do tornozelo. Observa-se a necessidade de mais estudos clinimétricamente válidos a fim de atestar a sua validade para se obter uma ferramenta eficaz e completa da instabilidade funcional do tornozelo.Ankle instability is defined as the tendency of the ankle to "give way" and suffer recurrent sprains after a lateral ankle sprain. Since the presence of instability is defined by means of subjects' complaints, it has a subjective characteristic it is important to identify the best assessment tool to determine its presence and/or severity. The purpose of this study was to systematically review assessment instruments designed for

  12. Programas de promoção da saúde do idoso: uma revisão da literatura científica no período de 1990 a 2002 Health promotion programs for the elderly: a review of cientific literature from 1990 to 2002

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    Mônica de Assis

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    Full Text Available O artigo mostra as experiências de avaliação em promoção da saúde do idoso a partir da revisão de programas na área. Fez-se busca bibliográfica em bases de dados, sites e periódicos especializados, no período 1990-2002. O critério de inclusão foi ser programa com foco multitemático com atividades educativas e/ou preventivas. Os estudos revisados revelam um campo multifacetado quanto às tendências teórico-metodológicas e às estratégias de pesquisa. Na experiência internacional predomina o estudo quase-experimental, enquanto no Brasil são comuns os relatos de experiências. As principais dimensões avaliadas nos estudos são a receptividade dos idosos, a melhoria de indicadores psicossociais, a aderência a recomendações comportamentais e o processo educativo. Nos resultados destacam-se a boa receptividade dos idosos e certa discrepância de efeitos na aferição quantitativa de indicadores. Os estudos qualitativos apontam caminhos para apreensão dos processos. Conclui-se que a avaliação em promoção da saúde do idoso é pouco desenvolvida no Brasil e a pesquisa de síntese dos programas pode ser parâmetro para o desenvolvimento das experiências em nosso contexto.This article presents a panel about the experiences on evaluation of health promotion programs for the elderly starting from a systematic literature review. A bibliography search was performed on databases, on websites and specialized journals published between 1990 and 2002. Only programs with multi-theme focus that contemplated educative and/or preventive activities were considered. The data revealed a multidimensional field regarding theoretical and methodological trends and research strategies. In international cases, a study design prevails that is quasi-experimental. In Brazil, reports of experiences are more common. The most important dimensions evaluated on these works are the receptivity among the elderly, the improvement of psycological and social

  13. Adaptações do sistema estomatognático em indivíduos com desproporções maxilo-mandibulares: revisão da literatura Adaptations on the stomatognathic system of individuals with maxillomandibular disproportion: literature review

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    Tatiana Albuquerque Coutinho

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    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa procurou identificar as adaptações do sistema estomatognático em indivíduos com desproporções maxilomandibulares. A revisão bibliográfica se fez por meio das bases de dados nacionais e internacionais, abordando as adaptações do sistema estomatognático em indivíduos com desproporção maxilo-mandibular submetidos a tratamento ortodôntico-cirúrgico (cirurgia ortognática associado à intervenção fonoaudiológica. Observou-se que sujeitos com prognatismo e retrognatismo apresentam adaptações em todas as funções realizadas pelo sistema motor oral, no período pré-cirurgia ortognática. No prognatismo mandibular, a função mais adaptada é a mastigação, caracterizando-se em movimentos verticalizados com utilização do dorso da língua para amassamento do alimento e pouca utilização dos músculos mastigatórios. No retrognatismo mandibular, estudos mostram que a deglutição apresenta-se bastante adaptada, com presença de deslize mandibular anterior somado ao movimento póstero-anterior de língua e com participação da musculatura perioral. Após a cirurgia ortognática, alguns casos podem apresentar adequação das funções do sistema estomatognático, porém em outros persistem as alterações, sendo necessário o conhecimento do fonoaudiólogo sobre as adaptações pré-existentes para traçar o melhor plano de reabilitação.This research had the aim to identify adaptations on the stomatognathic system of individuals with maxillomandibular disproportions. The literature review was carried out using national and international databases, addressing adaptations on the stomatognathic system of subjects with maxillomandibular disproportions submitted to orthognathic surgery associated to speech-language intervention. It was found that subjects with prognathism and retrognathism present adaptations in all oral-motor functions during the presurgical period. In mandibular prognathism, the most adapted function

  14. A multimodalidade na literatura infantil e a formação de professores leitores Multimodality in infant literature books and the education of reader teachers

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    Celia Abicalil Belmiro

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta uma parte dos resultados de pesquisa de doutorado sobre relações entre imagens e textos verbais em livros de literatura infantil, e suas contribuições para a formação docente. São sinalizados diferentes recursos discursivos encontrados em imagens e textos em livros de literatura infantil para a construção das dimensões narrativa e descritiva. O conceito bakhtiniano de estilo estrutura e unifica os enunciados produzidos pelo enunciador e indica o resultado de uma visão de mundo. Nas obras analisadas, a relação imagem e texto verbal apresenta dois recursos fundamentais: a enunciação, que introduz a força do narrador na orientação de leitura, e a intertextualidade, como expediente para atualização do enredo. Essa metodologia recupera experiências de leitura dos professores e indica a importância dos aspectos da multimodalidade para a formação da competência leitora do professor.This paper presents a part of the results of a Doctorate research on the relations between images and verbal texts in infant literature books and their contribution to the education of teachers. Different discursive resources were found in images and texts in infant literature books towards the construction of the narrative and descriptive dimensions. Bakhtin's concept of style helps providing structure and unity to the enunciated production of the enunciator and indicates the result of a world vision. In the works here analyzed, the relation between image and verbal text presents two fundamental resources: the enunciation, as the power of the narrator in guiding the reading, and intertextuality, as a device to update the plot. This methodology allows the recovering of teachers' reading experiences and indicates the importance of multimodality aspects in the construction of teachers' reading ability.

  15. Multiculturalismo e linguagem: literatura surda, o caminho contrário ao esquecimento/Multiculturalism and language: deaf literature, the path away from oblivion

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    Raquel Silva Soares

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    Full Text Available A partir da concepção de diferença lingüística evidenciarei a importância do respeito e conhecimento da literatura produzida por grupos ou comunidades como forma se expressão social e cultural. A exemplo do conto Cinderela que, ao ser recontada por surdos adultos, universitários, sobrevive com o título de Cinderela Surda. A literatura produzida por surdos usuários da língua de sinais evidencia sua inserção nos contos acrescentando a história de sua educação e a história do nascimento das comunidades surdas. Paralelo traçado na forma como o príncipe surdo aprende língua de sinais através de um professor ouvinte sinalizador e Cinderela (no caso plebéia apropria-se da língua no contato com surdos. Based on the concept of linguistic difference I will focus on the importance of respecting and acknowledging the literature produced by groups or communities as a form of social and cultural _expression. As an example, we discuss the fairy tale Cinderella, which turns into Deaf Cinderella when re-told by college educated deaf adults. The literature produced by deaf sign language users clearly shows their input into the stories, by adding the history of their own education and the history of the birth of deaf communities. That parallel can be drawn from the aforementioned story, where the deaf prince learns sign language with the help of a hearing sign language teacher and Cinderella, who is plebeian, acquires sign language through contact with other deaf people.

  16. Cyberbullying: A Review of the Literature

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    Notar, Charles E.; Padgett, Sharon; Roden, Jessica

    2013-01-01

    The article is a literature review on cyberbullying from 2007-2013. Topics covered in the review have been categorized starting with definition of cyberbullying; roles of persons involved and statistics of who is being targeted; reasons for cyberbullying; differences between traditional bullying and cyberbullying; and gender comparisons related to…

  17. Phenomenology: A Review of the Literature

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    2012-01-01

    This article is a review of relevant literature on the use of phenomenology as a research methodology in education research, with a focus on music education research. The review is organized as follows: (a) general education, (b) music research, (c) music education research, (d) dissertations, (e) important figures, (f) themes, and (g) the future.…

  18. Reflective Journals: A Review of the Literature

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    Lindroth, James T.

    2015-01-01

    The use of reflective journals has been identified as an effective tool to promote reflection in preservice teachers. This review of literature provides the reader with an understanding of the various ways journals are used and assessed in teacher education programs. The findings of this review outline the use of reflective journals on topics such…

  19. Relationship between temporomandibular disorders and orthodontic treatment: a literature review

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to review the most recent studies from the last 15 years, in search of clinical studies that report the relationship between TMD and orthodontic treatment and/or malocclusion. Our intention was to determine whether orthodontic treatment would increase the incidence of signs and symptoms of TMD, and whether orthodontic treatment would be recommended for treating or preventing signs and symptoms of TMD. METHODS: Literature reviews, editorials, letters to the editor, experimental studies in animals and short communications were excluded from this review. Were included only prospective, longitudinal, case-control or retrospective studies with a large sample and significant statistical analysis. Studies that dealt with craniofacial deformities and syndromes or orthognathic surgery treatment were also excluded, as well as those that reported only the association between malocclusion and TMD. RESULTS: There were 20 articles relating orthodontics to TMD according to the inclusion criteria. The studies that associated signs and symptoms of TMD to orthodontic treatment showed discrepant results. Some have found positive effects of orthodontic treatment on signs and symptoms of TMD, however, none showed a statistically significant difference. CONCLUSIONS: All studies cited in this literature review reported that orthodontic treatment did not provide risk to the development of signs and symptoms of TMD, regardless of the technique used for treatment, the extraction or non-extraction of premolars and the type of malocclusion previously presented by the patient. Some studies with long-term follow-up concluded that orthodontic treatment would not be preventive or a treatment option for TMD.OBJETIVO: revisar a literatura mais atual, dos últimos 15 anos, em busca de estudos clínicos que relatem a relação entre a disfunção temporomandibular (DTM e o tratamento ortodôntico e/ou a má oclusão. A intenção foi

  20. Using Restaurant Reviews to Teach How to Write Literature Reviews

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    Smith, Kelli Jean K.; Ferris, Sharmila Pixy

    2017-01-01

    Courses: Any communication course requiring a literature review, including, but is not limited to, Communication Research Methods and Communication Theory. Objectives: After completing this activity, students should be able to write better literature reviews by (1) locating a range of resources; (2) identifying a variety of relevant information…

  1. Migration and gender in the mexican context: scientific literature review

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Female migration is a phenomenon with socioeducational considerations thar determine their analysis.The prensent article presents a literature review aims to analyze the aspect thar are discussed in relation to the issue of migration and gender in Mexico. Therefore, it has selected more than forty articles from magazines, discussion forums and books in the last decade hace collected reflexions and research on this reality. As a result of this review, it has taken three areas in the contributions published: Human Rights and policy migratory; female migration characteristics; and vulnerability and risk situation. Despite the thematic diversity, appear repeatedly ideas like the idiosyncasies of female migration, vulnerability and risk assumed by women in border transit and the violation of rights of women to political and institutional level.Received: 04/12/2013 / Accepted: 17/01/2014How to reference this articleRebolledo Gámez, T., Rodríguez Casado, M. R. (2014. Migraciones y género en el contexto mexicano: revisión de la literatura científica. Foro de Educación, 12(17, pp. 165-185. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14516/fde.2014.012.017.008

  2. Review literature on uterine carcinosarcoma

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    Full Text Available Carcinosarcoma of the uterus is a rare gynaecological neoplasm, which is also known as malignant mixed mesodermal tumor. Traditionally this tumour has been regarded as a subtype of uterine sarcoma, and its origin remains controversial. The exact nature and prognosis was not clear in the past. It is believed that uterine carcinosarcoma have a Mullerian duct origin and have a capacity to differentiate into various mesenchymal and epithelial components. Regarding the histogensis, various theories have been given; of which ′conversion theory′ was broadly accepted. Carcinosarcoma are mostly of monoclonal origin with the carcinomatous component being the driving force. This type of tumor is broadly divided into two groups, homologous and heterologous, depending on the characteristics of the stroma or mesenchymal components of endometrial tissue. It is more frequent in black women and postmenopausal women. Radiation is a possible etiological factor but the exact etiology is not known yet. However, tamoxifen may induce carcinogenesis in some patients. Its clinical feature is very similar to endometrial carcinoma i.e. postmenopausal vaginal bleeding, have a very aggressive behavior and a poor prognosis. This pelvic malignancy is treated by multimodality therapy including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Here we are reviewing old concepts about the disease and modern understandings of the origin, classification, pathogenesis and recent advances in the treatment of the uterine carcinosarcoma.

  3. Invisible Colleges: A Literature Review

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    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Generation and consumption of information are among the functions unique to higher education. Scholarly communication plays an essential role in this process to such a degree that some consider it as being the cornerstone of science. Thus it could be said that no education could be realized without communication. Scientometrists analyze and assess formal scientific communications by studying the level of citation of such scientific outputs as books, journals and etc. Nevertheless, there is a special type of communication that lacks any external manifestation such as citations. Informal learning and education are indebted to such communication. This kind of informal communication for generating knowledge leads to an informal association among the scholars, which is called as "The invisible college". There are various definitions and interpretations concerning an invisible college. According to Price’s opinion, an invisible college is comprised of over a hundred colleagues that are engaged in communication with one another. He believed that members in such an association are reasonably in touch with and could consult and influence one another. The present paper, by reacquainting with the concept of invisible college, would review the role of informal links in the production of knowledge and higher education system, various assessment methods and critical notes, as well as the impact of modern ICT tools on the concept of invisible college.

  4. Optimizing literature search in systematic reviews

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    Aagaard, Thomas; Lund, Hans; Juhl, Carsten Bogh

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    BACKGROUND: When conducting systematic reviews, it is essential to perform a comprehensive literature search to identify all published studies relevant to the specific research question. The Cochrane Collaborations Methodological Expectations of Cochrane Intervention Reviews (MECIR) guidelines...... of musculoskeletal disorders. METHODS: Data sources were systematic reviews published by the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Review Group, including at least five RCTs, reporting a search history, searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, and adding reference- and hand-searching. Additional databases were deemed eligible...... if they indexed RCTs, were in English and used in more than three of the systematic reviews. Relative recall was calculated as the number of studies identified by the literature search divided by the number of eligible studies i.e. included studies in the individual systematic reviews. Finally, cumulative median...

  5. Grounded theory research: literature reviewing and reflexivity.

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    McGhee, Gerry; Marland, Glenn R; Atkinson, Jacqueline

    2007-11-01

    This paper is a report of a discussion of the arguments surrounding the role of the initial literature review in grounded theory. Researchers new to grounded theory may find themselves confused about the literature review, something we ourselves experienced, pointing to the need for clarity about use of the literature in grounded theory to help guide others about to embark on similar research journeys. The arguments for and against the use of a substantial topic-related initial literature review in a grounded theory study are discussed, giving examples from our own studies. The use of theoretically sampled literature and the necessity for reflexivity are also discussed. Reflexivity is viewed as the explicit quest to limit researcher effects on the data by awareness of self, something seen as integral both to the process of data collection and the constant comparison method essential to grounded theory. A researcher who is close to the field may already be theoretically sensitized and familiar with the literature on the study topic. Use of literature or any other preknowledge should not prevent a grounded theory arising from the inductive-deductive interplay which is at the heart of this method. Reflexivity is needed to prevent prior knowledge distorting the researcher's perceptions of the data.

  6. Orthorexia Nervosa: A Review of the Literature.

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    Costa, Christine B; Hardan-Khalil, Kholoud; Gibbs, Kimberly

    2017-12-01

    The phenomenon of orthorexia nervosa (ON) has been noted by clinicians since 1996 and described in the scientific literature, and yet there is no formal recognition of ON as a psychiatric diagnosis. Review the latest available literature regarding diagnoses similarities, presentation uniqueness, assessment/assessment tools, and suggested treatments of ON. A literature search of four databases focusing on articles published between 2000 and 2016 was conducted to evaluate the status of the literature on Orthorexia. Among the 15 articles selected for this review, similarities with other psychiatric disorders emerged, confusion about use of assessment tools existed, and the lack of evidence based treatments for ON was pronounced. More research is needed to determine the prevalence of pathologically unhealthy, obsessive, "self-defined healthy," eating behaviors, and to determine if ON is a unique eating disorder or just a subset of another disorder.

  7. Reflection in Medical Diagnosis: A Literature Review

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    Purpose: Reflection in medical diagnosis has been said to prevent errors by minimizing flaws in clinical reasoning. This claim, however, has been much disputed. While some studies show reflective reasoning to improve diagnostic performance, others find it to add nothing. This paper presents a narrative review of the literature on reflection in medical diagnosis aimed at addressing two questions: (1) how reflective reasoning has been conceived in this literature; and (2) what is the effect of ...

  8. Vicarious learning: a review of the literature.

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    Roberts, Debbie

    2010-01-01

    Experiential learning theory stresses the primacy of personal experience and the literature suggests that direct clinical experience is required in order for learning to take place. However, raw or first hand experience may not be the only mechanisms by which students engage in experiential learning. There is a growing body of literature within higher education which suggests that students are able to use another's experience to learn: vicarious learning. This literature review aims to outline vicarious learning within a nursing context. Many of the studies regarding vicarious learning are situated within Higher Education in general, however, within the United States these relate more specifically to nursing students. The literature indicates the increasing global interest in this area. This paper reveals that whilst the literature offers a number of examples illustrating how vicarious learning takes place, opinion on the role of the lecturer is divided and requires further exploration and clarification. The implications for nurse education are discussed.

  9. Four EIS Perspectives: A literature review

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    Pries-Heje, Jan; Svejvig, Per

    A literature review of the Enterprise Information Systems literature reveals a number of recurring issues. We identify and detail four different perspectives that together categorizes the topics found. The first being a technical-rational perspective. The second being a social perspective....... The third being a more political and emergent perspective. Fourth, we identify a design-oriented perspective. We categorize the literature on EIS using these four perspectives, and for each perspective we identify core issues. Finally we discuss how the four perspectives complement each other....

  10. Literatura de cordel como meio de promoção para o aleitamento materno Literatura de cordel como medio de promoción a la lactancia materna String literature as a mean to promote breastfeeding

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    Paula Marciana Pinheiro Oliveira

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available A poesia popular impressa, também denominada literatura de cordel, é considerada pelo povo nordestino importante expressão cultural. Folhetos sobre a amamentação são pertinentes na medida em que podem contribuir para a educação da população sobre este assunto. Objetivou-se: analisar mensagens transmitidas e linguagem adotada nos folhetos que abordem o tema da amamentação. Estudo documental, descritivo, exploratório, de caráter analítico, realizado mediante a busca sistemática de folhetos de cordel disponíveis em praças públicas de Fortaleza-CE. Foram coletados 34 folhetos. Destes, 20 abordaram temas de saúde e um retratou a amamentação. A análise deste cordel revelou que a amamentação é necessária tanto à mãe como ao bebê, trazendo benefícios mútuos. Portanto, este recurso impresso deve ser visto como significativo material de educação em saúde que o profissional pode utilizar com nutrizes.La poesía popular impresa, también denominada literatura de cordel, es considerada por el pueblo del Nordeste de Brasil como importante expresión cultural. Cuadernillos sobre la lactancia son pertinentes en la medida en que pueden contribuir a la educación de la población sobre esta cuestión. La finalidad fue: analizar mensajes transmitidas y lenguaje adoptada en los cuadernillos que tratan del tema de la lactancia. Estudio documental, descriptivo, exploratorio, de carácter analítico, realizado mediante la búsqueda sistemática de cuadernillos de cordel disponibles en plazas públicas de Fortaleza CE. Fueron recolectados 34 cuadernillos. De estos, veinte tratáron de temas de salud y uno mostró la lactancia. El análisis de este cordel reveló que la lactancia es necesaria tanto a la madre cuanto al bebé, trayendo beneficios mutuos. Por lo tanto, este recurso impreso debe ser visto como significativo material de educación en salud que el profesional puede utilizar con nutrices.Printed popular poetry, also called

  11. Social networks in nursing work processes: an integrative literature review.

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    Mesquita, Ana Cláudia; Zamarioli, Cristina Mara; Fulquini, Francine Lima; Carvalho, Emilia Campos de; Angerami, Emilia Luigia Saporiti

    2017-03-20

    To identify and analyze the available evidence in the literature on the use of social networks in nursing work processes. An integrative review of the literature conducted in PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE and LILACS databases in January 2016, using the descriptors social media, social networking, nursing, enfermagem, redes sociais, mídias sociais, and the keyword nursing practice, without year restriction. The sample consisted of 27 international articles which were published between 2011 and 2016. The social networks used were Facebook (66.5%), Twitter (30%) and WhatsApp (3.5%). In 70.5% of the studies, social networks were used for research purposes, in 18.5% they were used as a tool aimed to assist students in academic activities, and in 11% for executing interventions via the internet. Nurses have used social networks in their work processes such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp to research, teach and watch. The articles show several benefits in using such tools in the nursing profession; however, ethical considerations regarding the use of social networks deserve further discussion. Identificar e analisar as evidências disponíveis na literatura sobre a utilização de redes sociais nos processos de trabalho em enfermagem. Revisão integrativa da literatura realizada em janeiro de 2016, nas bases de dados PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE e LILACS, com os descritores social media, social networking, nursing, enfermagem, redes sociais, mídias sociais e a palavra-chave nursing practice, sem restrição de ano. A amostra foi composta por 27 artigos, os quais foram publicados entre 2011 e 2016, todos internacionais. As redes sociais utilizadas foram o Facebook (66,5%), o Twitter (30%) e o WhatsApp (3,5%). Em 70,5% dos estudos as redes sociais foram utilizadas para fins de pesquisa, em 18,5% como ferramenta para auxiliar estudantes nas atividades acadêmicas, e em 11% para a realização de intervenções via internet. Em seus processos de trabalho, os enfermeiros têm utilizado

  12. Communicating bad news: an integrative review of the nursing literature.

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    Fontes, Cassiana Mendes Bertoncello; Menezes, Daniele Vieira de; Borgato, Maria Helena; Luiz, Marcos Roberto

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    describe how the process of breaking bad news is established and identify how nurses approach the task of giving bad news. integrative review of the literature for articles in Portuguese and English published between 1993-2014, in the databases: Bireme, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, CINAHL and Embase. Nine articles were included using the selection flow chart. A digital form was completed for each article according to the Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research checklist and the level of scientific evidence was determined. Of the 99 articles in identified, nine were included after applying the selection flowchart. breaking bad news is frequent in the area of oncology and palliative care, with a strong cultural influence on the autonomy of nurses in this process. the approach and skills of the nurse during this task influences the patient's reaction to the message. The theme is scarce in the literature and merits further investigation. Descrever como se estabelece o processo de comunicação de más notícias e identificar como o enfermeiro pratica a comunicação de más notícias. Revisão integrativa da literatura com artigos em português e inglês referente ao período 1993-2014 nas bases de dados Bireme, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, CINAHL e Embase. Elegeram-se nove artigos pelo fluxograma de seleção. Para cada artigo foi preenchida uma ficha eletrônica, elaborado um checklist do Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research e verificado o nível de evidência científica. Foram identificados 99 artigos e incluídos nove pelo fluxograma de seleção. Transmitir más notícias é frequente nas áreas de oncologia e cuidados paliativos, com forte influência cultural na autonomia do enfermeiro nesse processo. O modo e a habilidade do enfermeiro durante a ação influenciarão a reação do paciente acerca da mensagem. O tema é escasso na literatura, necessitando ser explorado.

  13. Transport Through Cracked Concrete: Literature Review

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    2012-01-01

    Concrete containment structures and cement-based fills and waste forms are used at the Savannah River Site to enhance the performance of shallow land disposal systems designed for containment of low-level radioactive waste. Understanding and measuring transport through cracked concrete is important for describing the initial condition of radioactive waste containment structures at the Savannah River Site (SRS) and for predicting performance of these structures over time. This report transmits the results of a literature review on transport through cracked concrete which was performed by Professor Jason Weiss, Purdue University per SRR0000678 (RFP-RQ00001029-WY). This review complements the NRC-sponsored literature review and assessment of factors relevant to performance of grouted systems for radioactive waste disposal. This review was performed by The Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses, San Antonio, TX, and The University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen Scotland and was focused on tank closure. The objective of the literature review on transport through cracked concrete was to identify information in the open literature which can be applied to SRS transport models for cementitious containment structures, fills, and waste forms. In addition, the literature review was intended to: (1) Provide a framework for describing and classifying cracks in containment structures and cementitious materials used in radioactive waste disposal, (2) Document the state of knowledge and research related to transport through cracks in concrete for various exposure conditions, (3) Provide information or methodology for answering several specific questions related to cracking and transport in concrete, and (4) Provide information that can be used to design experiments on transport through cracked samples and actual structures.

  14. TRANSPORT THROUGH CRACKED CONCRETE: LITERATURE REVIEW

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    Langton, C.

    2012-05-11

    Concrete containment structures and cement-based fills and waste forms are used at the Savannah River Site to enhance the performance of shallow land disposal systems designed for containment of low-level radioactive waste. Understanding and measuring transport through cracked concrete is important for describing the initial condition of radioactive waste containment structures at the Savannah River Site (SRS) and for predicting performance of these structures over time. This report transmits the results of a literature review on transport through cracked concrete which was performed by Professor Jason Weiss, Purdue University per SRR0000678 (RFP-RQ00001029-WY). This review complements the NRC-sponsored literature review and assessment of factors relevant to performance of grouted systems for radioactive waste disposal. This review was performed by The Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses, San Antonio, TX, and The University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen Scotland and was focused on tank closure. The objective of the literature review on transport through cracked concrete was to identify information in the open literature which can be applied to SRS transport models for cementitious containment structures, fills, and waste forms. In addition, the literature review was intended to: (1) Provide a framework for describing and classifying cracks in containment structures and cementitious materials used in radioactive waste disposal, (2) Document the state of knowledge and research related to transport through cracks in concrete for various exposure conditions, (3) Provide information or methodology for answering several specific questions related to cracking and transport in concrete, and (4) Provide information that can be used to design experiments on transport through cracked samples and actual structures.

  15. Emergência de infecção por Trichosporon Asahii em pacientes portadores de insuficiência cardíaca em unidade de terapia intensiva cardiológica: relato de caso e revisão da literatura Trichosporon asahii an emerging etiologic agent of fungal infection and colonization in heart failure patients in intensive care unit: case report and literature review

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    Antônio Aurélio de Paiva Fagundes Júnior

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    da gravidade dos pacientes internados nas UTI e o uso disseminado de antibióticos de amplo espectro têm possibilitado o surgimento de infecções por fungos incomuns. As infecções graves por Trichosporon asahii, descritas como restritas a pacientes imunossuprimidos, oncológicos e hematológicos, têm sido freqüentemente encontradas em pacientes idosos, com insuficiência cardíaca grave e com alta mortalidade intra-hospitalar, internados em UTI. Deve-se estar atento à possibilidade da emergência de infecções por fungos não usuais em pacientes com este perfil clínico.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Infection with the non-Candida yeast species Trichosporon have been recognized with increasing frequency over the last two decades. Invasive disease due to trichosporonosis has been reported from neutropenic patients with cancer and the mortality is high. Recently, others groups of patients have become susceptible to this rare fungi. We report the emerging of infection with pathogenic Trichosporon asahii in severely ill heart failure patients in a tertiary cardiological intensive care unit (CICU. We describe our data, and report a fatal case of disseminated trichosporonosis in a patient with heart failure. We also review literature pertaining to T. asahii infections. CASE REPORT: An 85 year-old woman with a history of hypertension, heart failure (ejection fraction (EJ: 30% and pulmonary embolism was admitted to a medical cardiological ICU after cardiac arrest (ventricular fibrillation resuscitated during a routine consultation. There were no neurological sequelae and the echocardiogram revels no changes, neither the cardiac biomarkers. Ventricular fibrillation was considered secondary to heart failure. The patient had extubation failure and difficult weaning needing long term mechanical ventilation even after tracheostomy. Her hospital course was complicated by acute renal failure and recurrent respiratory, urinary and systemic bacterial infections, which responded

  16. JOB SATISFACTION OF MIDWIVES: A LITERATURE REVIEW

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    Full Text Available Aim: The aims of the literature review were to identify and analyze factors affecting job satisfaction of midwives. Design: A literature review. Methods: Included in the literature review were full texts of papers published in English language from 1990 to 2014. The search for relevant data was performed using the electronic databases CINAHL, Medline, Science Direct and Wiley Online Library. From a total of 43 studies found, 11were analyzed as quantitative studies that fulfilled the specified criteria. Results: Job satisfaction of midwives is affected by a lack of support from the management of healthcare facilities, low salary, understaffing, insufficient time for professional activities, work-family imbalance, high workload, physical demands, inadequate professional development, working environment, stress and low autonomy at work. Midwives showed signs of exhaustion, fatigue, hostility and depression, contributing to job turnover. Conclusion: The literature review presents the factors influencing job satisfaction of midwives. This is affected by many variable determinants, which create a feeling of job satisfaction of midwives, but can also lead to job dissatisfaction and, consequently, high turnover. Keywords: midwives, job satisfaction.

  17. Academic Integrity: A Review of the Literature

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    Macfarlane, Bruce; Zhang, Jingjing; Pun, Annie

    2014-01-01

    This article provides a literature review on academic integrity, which encompasses the values, behaviour and conduct of academics in all aspects of their practice. This is a growing area of academic research as a result of the expansion of higher education on a global basis and concerns about standards of professional conduct. The article maps the…

  18. Cognitive Rest: An Integrated Literature Review

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    Schneider, Kathleen H.

    2016-01-01

    Cognitive rest has been suggested as a treatment for school athletes who have sustained a concussion, but the concept has rarely been defined. The purpose of this article is to provide a comprehensive definition of cognitive rest, based on an integrative literature review. The method of synthesis was guided by Avant and Walker's concept analysis…

  19. Elder Abuse: A Review of the Literature.

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    Giordano, Nan Hervig; Giordano, Jeffrey A.

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    Reviews the literature on elder abuse and examines categories of abuse, the incidence of abuse, and characteristics of the typical abused person. Concluded that the abused person is characteristically a severely impaired woman, aged 75 and over, White, widowed, and living with relatives. (LLL)

  20. Making Listening Instruction Meaningful: A Literature Review

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    Todd, Jennifer R.; Mishra, Jennifer

    2013-01-01

    Listening to, analyzing, and describing music, is perhaps the most difficult standard to present effectively in allotted classroom time. The purpose of this literature review is to better understand what constitutes effective listening instruction by examining students' listening practices, receptiveness, attentiveness, and activities that lead to…

  1. Case report and review of the literature

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  2. Participatory Development and Reconstruction: a literature review

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    Kyamusugulwa, P.M.

    2013-01-01

    In the past decade researchers and development experts have been preoccupied by participatory development and reconstruction. Despite criticisms of its potential, it has been at the centre of development practices. This review of both published and unpublished literature aims to assess the

  3. LITERATURA DE AUTORIA FEMININA NEGRA: (DESSILENCIAMENTOS E RESSIGNIFICAÇÕES (LITERATURE OF BLACK FEMINE AUTHORSHIP: (DESILENCE AND NEW MEANINGS

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    Ana Rita Santiago da Silva

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    Full Text Available It is difficult to find in Brazilian literature works in which discursive constructions and narratives of women appear figured by male power. Prevail in them, for example, preachings of black female characters overwhelmed not only by patriarchy, as well as representations surrounded by traces of inferiority, virility and strong negative valuation of their ethnic and cultural diversity. When you add the fact that the invisibility of black women's writing, the scene of literary tradition, we can more easily understand the literature you want distinctive, innovative and transgressive, produced by them. Thus, this text will make an interpretative reading practices (un silencing of literary authorship and literary voices of black women writers, who, as discursive formations, march away from stigmas and deletions and coming brands of otherness.

  4. Groundwater: A review of the 1989 literature

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    Miller, C.T.; Mayer, A.S.

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    This review was prepared under the auspices of the WPCF Research Committee of the annual Literature Review issue of the Journal; because of logistical reasons it could not be published in June. However, in view of the growing importance of the subject, the review is presented here as a supplement to the June Literature Review issue that has not been through the Journal peer review process. In this review, distinctions are made between single-, two-, and three-phase systems. Single-phase systems refer to groundwater systems subjected to saturated flow conditions, whereas the two- and three-phase systems include groundwater systems subjected to unsaturated flow conditions, or conditions influenced by immiscible organic fluids such as petroleum products. Within the single-, two-, and three-phase system categories, subdivisions are made between physical, chemical, or biological processes such as hydrodynamics, sorption/desorption, chemical reactions, and biodegradation. Specialized areas such as radon and radionuclide transport, facilitated transport, and saline groundwaters also are treated separately. Rounding out this year's review, papers concerning groundwater quality monitoring, remediation, and management are discussed

  5. Programa Bolsa Família e segurança alimentar e nutricional no Brasil: revisão crítica da literatura The Bolsa Família cash transfer program and food and nutrition security in Brazil: a critical review of the literature

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    Rosângela Minardi Mitre Cotta

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Revisar criticamente os estudos que avaliaram os impactos do Programa Bolsa Família (PBF na promoção da segurança alimentar e nutricional no Brasil. MÉTODOS: Foram consultadas as bases de dados Biblioteca Cochrane, LILACS, Medline e SciELO, bem como os portais de organizações públicas. Foram selecionados os estudos que utilizaram dados primários e excluídos estudos baseados em dados secundários, artigos de revisão, estudos que não permitiram estabelecer uma associação entre PBF e segurança alimentar e nutricional, bem como os estudos que avaliaram a segurança do alimento no que se refere apenas à qualidade sanitária. RESULTADOS Foram selecionados 10 estudos, dos quais cinco concluíram que o PBF teve um impacto positivo na segurança alimentar e nutricional das famílias beneficiárias. Entretanto, três estudos constataram um aumento do consumo de alimentos de maior densidade calórica e baixo valor nutritivo. Essa mudança no hábito alimentar é um fator de risco para o desenvolvimento do sobrepeso, obesidade e das doenças crônicas não transmissíveis. CONCLUSÕES: A garantia de segurança alimentar e nutricional exige programas que contemplem tanto o combate à desnutrição quanto ao sobrepeso e à obesidade. Programas de distribuição de renda, como o PBF, podem contribuir mais efetivamente para o bem-estar nutricional dos beneficiários quando combinados com outros tipos de intervenções, como ações de promoção de alimentação saudável.OBJECTIVE: To critically review studies evaluating the impact of Bolsa Família (PBF, a federal cash transfer program, for food and nutrition security in Brazil. METHODS: The Cochrane Library, LILACS, Medline and SciELO databases were searched, as well as public organization websites. All studies based on primary data were selected. The following were excluded: studies using secondary data, review articles, studies that did now allow the establishment of associations

  6. Metástase de câncer gástrico simulando neoplasia primária de pulmão: relato de caso e revisão da literatura Gastric cancer metastasis mimicking primary lung cancer: case report and review of the literature

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    Dante Luiz Escuissato

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available O adenocarcinoma gástrico apresenta, freqüentemente, disseminação por extensão direta para órgãos vizinhos. Metástases para sítios distantes, como o pulmão, são menos freqüentes, sugerindo usualmente outras doenças. O objetivo deste artigo é apresentar o caso de um paciente de 47 anos de idade, cujos exames de imagem (radiografias simples e tomografia computadorizada de tórax apresentaram características sugestivas de neoplasia pulmonar primária e com diagnóstico simultâneo de câncer gástrico evidenciado pela endoscopia digestiva alta. A biópsia, guiada por fibrobroncoscopia, da massa torácica confirmou o diagnóstico de metástase pulmonar de adenocarcinoma gástrico. Além da apresentação do caso, é feita uma revisão do padrão de disseminação do câncer gástrico.Gastric cancer frequently presents intraperitoneal spread. Distant metastases are rare. The authors describe a case of a 47-year-old white man, long-term cigarette smoker, who had a right upper lobe mass seen on plain films and computed tomography of the chest. A gastric adenocarcinoma was concomitantly diagnosed by endoscopic examination. A bronchoscopy guided biopsy showed that the lung mass was in fact a metastasis from gastric adenocarcinoma. In this article, the imaging findings of gastric cancer and the patterns of dissemination to other organs are reviewed.

  7. A relação da postura corporal, da respiração oral e do estado nutricional em crianças: uma revisão de literatura Relation of body posture, oral breath and nutritional status in children: a literature review

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    Patrícia Girarde Machado

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    Full Text Available TEMA: a relação entre o estado nutricional, a respiração oral e a postura corporal. Uma alimentação balanceada capaz de proporcionar um adequado estado nutricional, certamente, contribui para uma desejável condição postural e a respiração nasal do indivíduo. Sob o aspecto respiratório, em crianças respiradoras orais por haver maior alteração no sono, diminuição da ingestão de carboidratos e aumento da ingestão de lipídeos, pode haver a associação entre a respiração oral e o estado nutricional também. OBJETIVO:apresentar as possíveis relações entre estado nutricional, respiração oral e a postura corporal em crianças, por meio de um estudo teórico. CONCLUSÃO: segundo os artigos pesquisados é a obesidade, dentre os distúrbios nutricionais, o que gera maior número de problemas musculoesqueléticos, pois dificulta o controle da postura corporal. Conclui-se que apesar de haver fortes argumentos teóricos buscando explicar uma possível influência da respiração oral sobre o estado nutricional, os estudos de campo até o momento não conseguiram confirmar tal hipótese, por esta razão torna-se relevante continuar pesquisando sobre estas relações.BACKGROUND: the relationship between nutritional status, oral breathing and body posture. A balanced diet can provide adequate nutritional status that certainly contributes to a desirable condition of posture and nasal breathing for the subject. With regard the respiratory and breathing in children, since there is more change in sleep, decreased carbohydrate intake and increased intake of lipids, there may be also an association between oral breathing and nutritional status. PURPOSE: to illustrate the possible relationships between nutritional status, body posture and oral breathing in children, through a theoretical study. CONCLUSION: according to the reviewed studies, it is obesity, among nutritional disturbances, which generates a larger number of musculoskeletal

  8. Tire Crumb Research Study Literature Review / Gap ...

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    In order to more fully understand data gaps in human exposure and toxicity to tire crumb materials, ATSDR, CPSC and EPA undertook a collaborative effort in the form of a scientific literature review and subsequent gaps analysis. The first objective of the Literature Review and Gap Analysis (LRGA) collaboration was to identify the existing body of literature related specifically to human exposure to tire crumb materials through the use of synthetic turf athletic fields and playgrounds. The second objective was to characterize and summarize the relevant data from the scientific literature. The final objective was to review the summary information and identify data gaps to build on the current understanding of the state-of-the-science and inform the development of specific research efforts that would be most impactful in the near-term. Because of the need for additional information, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) launched a multi-agency action plan to study key environmental human health questions. The Federal Research Action Plan includes numerous activities, including research studies (U.S. EPA, 2016). A key objective of the Action Plan is to identify key knowledge gaps.

  9. Psychogeriatric inpatient unit design: a literature review.

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    Dobrohotoff, John T; Llewellyn-Jones, Robert H

    2011-03-01

    In many parts of the world the provision of psychogeriatric inpatient units (PGUs) remains limited. More units will be required over coming decades given rapid population aging. Medline (1950-2010), psycINFO (1806-2009), EMBASE (1980-2009) and CINAHL (1982-2009) were searched for papers about PGU design. Selected non-peer reviewed literature such as government reports and unpublished academic dissertations were also reviewed. Data were also obtained from the literature related to general adult psychiatry inpatient units where there was limited information from studies of units designed for older people. Over 200 papers were reviewed and 130 were included. There are few good quality studies to guide the design of acute PGUs and much of the existing literature is based on opinion and anecdote or, at best, based on observational studies. Randomized controlled studies comparing different designs and assessing outcomes are virtually non-existent. Several studies have identified violence and trauma resulting from hospitalization as significant problems with current acute PGU care. Despite its limitations the available literature provides useful guidance on how PGU design can optimize patient and staff safety and improve clinical outcomes. There are significant problems with current acute PGUs, and patient mix on existing units is an important issue. Future research should examine patient and staff perceptions of different PGU ward environments, the relationship between ward design and clinical outcomes, the effects of segregating patients with challenging behaviors in dementia and the benefits or otherwise of gender segregation.

  10. Prevalência e fatores associados ao Transtorno de Estresse Pós-Traumático (TEPT em profissionais de emergência: uma revisão sistemática da literatura Prevalence and factors associated with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD in emergency workers: a systematic literature review

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    Eduardo de Paula Lima

    2011-06-01

    identify the prevalence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD in emergency workers and determine the factors associated with outcomes. METHODS: Seven databases were consulted (Medline via Pubmed, PsycINFO, LILACS, SciELO, BDENF, DISASTERS, and MEDCARIB between September 10 and 25, 2009. The search only included articles published in Portuguese, English or Spanish between 2004 and 2009. The key-words involved terms related to emergency services/workers, Posttraumatic stress disorder, working conditions, and occupational health. Quantitative observational studies on PTSD prevalence and determinant or associated factors regarding the health of firefighters, emergency ambulance personnel, Red Cross workers, and medical emergency workers were included. Studies using samples unrelated to the purposes of this review (police officers, volunteers and emergency workers' children or that did not include PTSD symptoms as the dependent variable in at least one of the objectives of the study were excluded. RESULTS: 30 articles were selected by reading the titles and abstracts. 17 complete articles were reviewed and analyzed. Studies adopted different research designs, instruments and diagnostic criteria for statistical analysis. The prevalence of the disease ranged from absence of reported cases to a rate of 38.5%. Socio-demographic, biological and psychological characteristics, morbidity, exposure to occupational and non-occupational traumatic events, and work and job features were associated with the prevalence of PTSD in emergency workers. CONCLUSION: Individual and contextual variables are considered as factors associated with PTSD, which explains the multidimensional nature of the outcome studied.

  11. Síndrome de Prune Belly: Presentación de un caso y revisión de la literatura Prune Belly Syndrome: Case report and review

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    Albert Franz Guerrero

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    Full Text Available Introducción: El síndrome de Prune Belly (SPB, también conocido como el síndrome de Eagle Barrett, se caracteriza por una triada de anomalías que incluye grados variables de hipoplasia de la musculatura abdominal, anomalías del tracto urinario y criptorquidia bilateral. Objetivo: Se describe el caso de un paciente masculino con Síndrome de Prune Belly y se realiza una revisión de la literatura sobre esta rara enfermedad. Conclusión: La característica arrugada del abdomen similar a una ciruela pasa, le da el nombre al síndrome. Además, puede estar asociado a alteraciones cardiovasculares, respiratorias, ortopédicas y gastrointestinales. Salud UIS 2010; 42: 78-85Introduction: Prune-belly syndrome, also known as Eagle-Barrett syndrome is characterized by a triad of anomalies that include varying degrees of abdominal musculature hypoplasia, urinary tract anomalies, and bilateral cryptorchidism. Objective: We describe the case of a male patient with Prune Belly Syndrome and we review the literature on this rare disease. Conclusions: The characteristic wrinkled, prune-like abdomen, gives the name to the syndrome. Can also be associated with cardiovascular, respiratory, orthopedic and gastrointestinal anomalies. Salud UIS 2010; 42: 78-85.

  12. The tax behavior of taxpayers: literature review

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    Cruz, Sérgio; Pinto, Catarina; Abrunheiro, Lígia

    2014-01-01

    O desenvolvimento das sociedades, a crescente educação e consciencialização dos indivíduos acerca dos impostos e medidas fiscais, conduziu a alterações no comportamento dos contribuintes no que diz respeito à perceção e cumprimento fiscal. Recolhendo e sintetizando a literatura existente, efetuámos uma revisão de literatura de forma a perceber quais as variáveis que influenciam os comportamentos dos contribuintes no que respeita ao seu (in)cumprimento e de que forma se manifestam na socied...

  13. Impacto do sistema de aspiração traqueal aberto e fechado na incidência de pneumonia associada à ventilação mecânica: revisão de literatura Impact of the open and closed tracheal suctioning system on the incidence of mechanical ventilation associated pneumonia: literature review

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    Fernanda Maia Lopes

    2009-03-01

    systems on the incidence of ventilation-associated pneumonia. A search in the Pubmed database was performed to identify randomized controlled trials, published from 1990 to November 2008. Nine studies were included. Of the studies reviewed, seven did not disclose any significant advantages of using the closed system when compared to th e open, whereas two reported that use of the closed system increased colonization rates but not incidence of ventilation-associated pneumonia and one observed that use of the closed system did not increase colonization of the respiratory tract but reduced the spread of infection resulting in decreased sepsis rates. Only two studies found a reduction in the incidence of ventilation-associated pneumonia with use of the closed system, and one revealed a 3.5 times greater risk of developing this infection with the open system. Results suggest that the impact of the open and closed tracheal suction system is similar on development of ventilation-associated pneumonia, choice of the suction system should therefore be based on other parameters. While the closed system increases risk of colonization of the respiratory tract, but has the advantages of continuing mechanical ventilation and lessening hemodynamic impairment.

  14. Hamartoma fibrolipomatoso e macrodistrofia lipomatosa: análise dos achados clínicos e de imagem em quatro casos, com revisão da literatura Fibrolipomatous hamartoma and macrodystrophia lipomatosa: imaging and clinical data analysis of four cases and review of the literature

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    Rafael Darahem de Souza Coelho

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available O hamartoma fibrolipomatoso neural e a macrodistrofia lipomatosa são doenças raras, com achados de imagem característicos. Radiografias simples, estudos de ressonância magnética e prontuários médicos de quatro pacientes foram revisados. Em um paciente, foi realizada cirurgia com confirmação histopatológica. Em três pacientes, os achados clínicos e de imagem foram considerados suficientes para o diagnóstico. Descrevemos dois casos de macrodistrofia lipomatosa isolada, um caso de hamartoma fibrolipomatoso do nervo mediano e um caso de coexistência das duas condições. As radiografias simples, nos casos de macrodistrofia lipomatosa, mostraram aumento difuso de partes moles e estruturas ósseas, com estrias radiotransparentes entremeadas às fibras musculares. Os dois casos de hamartoma fibrolipomatoso ocorreram no nervo mediano, com achados, à ressonância magnética, de fascículos nervosos espessados com baixo sinal nas imagens ponderadas em T1 e T2, com infiltração homogênea de gordura entre estes, aparecendo com alto sinal em T1 e baixo sinal em T2 com saturação de gordura. O aspecto do nervo aos cortes axiais é de "cabo coaxial". Nota-se extensão para a ramificação dos nervos, aspecto típico desta lesão. As características de imagem da macrodistrofia lipomatosa e do hamartoma fibrolipomatoso neural, principalmente pela ressonância magnética, permitiram o diagnóstico preciso destas condições freqüentemente coexistentes.Fibrolipomatous hamartoma of nerve and macrodystrophia lipomatosa are rare conditions that present characteristic imaging findings. The plain films, magnetic resonance imaging studies and medical records of four patients were reviewed. The lesion was resected in one patient allowing histological confirmation of the diagnosis. Diagnosis was based on imaging and clinical findings in three patients who had unavailable biopsy data. We describe two cases of isolated macrodystrophia lipomatosa, one

  15. Litigios por derecho a la salud en tres países de América Latina: revisión sistemática de la literatura Right-to-health litigation in three Latin American countries: a systematic literature review

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    Ludovic Reveiz

    2013-03-01

    . Los estudios incluidos muestran las debilidades de los sistemas de salud para garantizar el acceso a los distintos servicios así como para la incorporación de las nuevas tecnologías sanitarias.OBJECTIVE: Identify and evaluate studies that analyzed characteristics of right-to-health litigation in Brazil, Colombia, and Costa Rica. METHODS: Studies were evaluated that analyzed characteristics of right-to-health litigation identified through a search of PubMed, LILACS, Cochrane Library, and Scirus (April 2012. Two reviewers evaluated the studies. Variables collected were, among others, grounds for litigation, proportion of lawsuits for benefits covered by the health system, and lawsuits on high-cost technologies. RESULTS: Thirty studies were identified (Brazil 19, Colombia 10, and Costa Rica 1. Judgments were frequently in favor of plaintiffs: Colombia (75%-87%, Costa Rica (89.7%, and Brazil (70%-100%. In Colombia, lawsuits were filed for benefits included in the Compulsory Health Plan (range: 41%-69.9%. In Brazil there was considerable variation in the amount of lawsuits between the Exceptional Circumstance Drug Dispensing Program (13%-31% and basic medicines in the Unified Health System (approximately 50%. Lawsuits on drugs varied as a percentage of all lawsuits (Colombia 11.9%-35.6%, Costa Rica 30.2%, and Brazil 49.6%. A study in Brazil found a statistically significant difference when comparing lawsuits on exceptional drugs versus all other drugs, by social class; and in another study, according to lawsuits from municipalities with better socioeconomic indicators. A concentration of lawsuits on drug prescribing by a limited group of physicians was reported. Prescribing was not always supported by scientific evidence. Another study found that in half of the cases, the cost of legal proceedings was higher than the cost of the services being claimed. CONCLUSIONS: There are similarities in the grounds, nature, and impact of litigation in the context of the countries

  16. Poor outcomes with treatment of hepatorenal syndrome type 1 with splancnic vasoconstrictors and albumin: report of seven cases and review of the literature Resultados adversos com o emprego de vasoconstritores esplâncnicos e albumina para tratamento da síndrome hepatorrenal do tipo 1: relato de sete casos e revisão da literatura

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    Jamile Rosário Kalil

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXT: Treatment of hepatorenal syndrome type 1 (HRS-1 with splancnic vasoconstrictors and high-dose albumin has been associated with reversal of renal failure in approximately 60% to 80% of the cases in pilot or uncontrolled studies. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the results of treatment of HRS-1 with terlipressin and high-dose albumin. METHODS: All patients with HRS-1 that underwent treatment with terlipressin and high-dose albumin at our unit were retrospectively reviewed. Outcomes including reversal of renal failure and death were recorded and compared to baseline clinical and laboratory parameters. RESULTS: Seven subjects (median age 64 [47-69] years, 5 males with median Child-Pugh and MELD scores of 12 [10-15] and 22 [17-38], respectively, hospitalized with decompensated chronic liver disease secondary to tense ascitis and infections, who exhibited criteria for HRS-1, were submitted to therapy with terlipressin and high-dose albumin according to a predefined standard protocol. Baseline creatinine levels were 2.9 [2.3-4.0] mg/mL. None of the patients achieved reversal of HRS-1 and five subjects died on-treatment due to sudden-death (n = 1, multiple organ dysfunction associated with end-stage liver failure (n = 2 and sepsis (n = 2. CONCLUSIONS: Treatment of HRS-1 with terlipressin and high-dose albumin was not associated with reversal of renal failure, but most of the treated subjects had severe end-stage liver disease with high MELD scores as well as high baseline creatinine values, parameters previously associated with bad outcomes.CONTEXTO: O tratamento da síndrome hepatorrenal do tipo 1 (SHR-1 com vasoconstritores esplâncnicos e albumina intravenosa tem se associado, em relatos de caso e estudos piloto não-controlados, à reversão da insuficiência renal em 60%-80% dos pacientes tratados. OBJETIVO: Avaliar os resultados do tratamento da SHR-1 com terlipressina e albumina. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados, retrospectivamente, todos os pacientes

  17. A Pequena história da literatura Brasileira: provocação ao modernismo The Small history of Brazilian literature: provoking modernism

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    André Botelho

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    Full Text Available O texto analisa a Pequena história da literatura brasileira, de Ronald de Carvalho, procurando explicitar seu contexto intelectual: de um lado, a tradição da historiografia literária que lhe lega as principais referências e convenções; de outro, a conjuntura crítica de reflexão sobre o sentido que a cultura e a sociedade brasileira estavam tomando, na qual se nutriram a sensibilidade e a imaginação modernistas. Esse recurso metodológico permite discutir como, a partir da defesa da "simplicidade" da linguagem literária - cujo sentido particular também é qualificado neste artigo -, o livrocontribuiu para a rotinização de uma agenda de renovação estética e culturalThe text analyzes the Small history of Brazilian literature, by Ronald de Carvalho, looking to explicate its intellectual context: on one hand, the tradition of literary historiography from which the book inherits its main references and conventions; on the other, the contemporary critical reflection on the direction in which Brazilian culture and society were heading and on which the modernist sensibility and imagination fed. This methodological strategy enables a discussion in how, based on the defence of the "simplicity" of literary language - whose particular meaning is also described in this article - the book contributed to making an agenda of aesthetic and cultural renewal routine

  18. La ironía nietzscheana y su influencia en la literatura contemporánea The nietzschean irony and its influence in contemporary literature

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    Elizabeth Sánchez Garay

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente ensayo analiza la ironía en Nietzsche, a partir de tres momentos.Primero, de manera sucinta se desarrolla el concepto de ironía desarrolladopor Friedrich Schlegel, quien define a la ironía como conciencia del caos deluniverso, la cual asume la forma de la paradoja. Segundo, se analiza la ironíaNietzscheana en Así habló Zaratustra como propuesta estética del pensarnarrativo para subrayar la pérdida del sentido unívoco de lo real. Tercero, seestudia su influencia en la literatura contemporánea como forma de liberar alpensamiento de finalidades últimas.This essay analyzes the irony in Nietzsche, taking into account threemoments. First, succinctly construct the concept of irony developed byFriedrich Schlegel, who defines irony as awareness of the chaos of theuniverse, which takes the form of a paradox. Second, we examine the irony inNietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra which proposes an aesthetics of thoughtthrough narration to highlight the unambiguous loss of reality. Third, we studyits influence on contemporary literature as a way of releasing the thought ofultimate purpose.

  19. Toothbrush Contamination: A Review of the Literature

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    Michelle R. Frazelle

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Toothbrushes are commonly used in hospital settings and may harbor potentially harmful microorganisms. A peer-reviewed literature review was conducted to evaluate the cumulative state of knowledge related to toothbrush contamination and its possible role in disease transmission. A systematic review was conducted on adult human subjects through three distinct searches. The review resulted in seven experimental and three descriptive studies which identified multiple concepts related to toothbrush contamination to include contamination, methods for decontamination, storage, design, and environmental factors. The selected studies found that toothbrushes of healthy and oral diseased adults become contaminated with pathogenic bacteria from the dental plaque, design, environment, or a combination of factors. There are no studies that specifically examine toothbrush contamination and the role of environmental factors, toothbrush contamination, and vulnerable populations in the hospital setting (e.g., critically ill adults and toothbrush use in nursing clinical practice.

  20. Gender discrimination and nursing: α literature review.

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    Kouta, Christiana; Kaite, Charis P

    2011-01-01

    This article aims to examine gender stereotypes in relation to men in nursing, discuss gender discrimination cases in nursing, and explore methods used for promoting equal educational opportunities during nursing studies. The literature review was based on related databases, such as CINAHL, Science Direct, MEDLINE, and EBSCO. Legal case studies are included in order to provide a more practical example of those barriers existing for men pursuing nursing, as well as statistical data concerning gender discrimination and male attrition to nursing schools in relation to those barriers. These strengthen the validity of the manuscript. Literature review showed that gender discrimination is still prevalent within nursing profession. Nursing faculty should prepare male nursing students to interact effectively with female clients as well. Role modeling the therapeutic relationship with clients is one strategy that may help male students. In general, the faculty should provide equal learning opportunities to nursing students. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. [Nursing in palliative care to children and adolescents with cancer: integrative literature review].

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    da Costa, Thailly Faria; Ceolim, Maria Filomena

    2010-12-01

    Pediatric palliative care is a challenge for nursing because it requires emotional balance and knowledge about its specific features. This study is an integrative literature review that aims to identify nursing actions in palliative care for children and adolescents with cancer, considering peculiarities of the disease and dying process. The review was performed by searching for articles indexed in Biblioteca Virtual da Adolescência (Adolec), Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde (LILACS) and PubMed databases from January 2004 till May 2009. From 29 references found, six met inclusion criteria. Results show teamwork, home care, pain management, dialogue, family support and particularities of childhood cancer fundamental tools for nursing in palliative care. The complexity of care in this situation requires solidarity, compassion, support and relieving suffering.

  2. Searching the Literatura Latino Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde (LILACS) database improves systematic reviews.

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    Clark, Otavio Augusto Camara; Castro, Aldemar Araujo

    2002-02-01

    An unbiased systematic review (SR) should analyse as many articles as possible in order to provide the best evidence available. However, many SR use only databases with high English-language content as sources for articles. Literatura Latino Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde (LILACS) indexes 670 journals from the Latin American and Caribbean health literature but is seldom used in these SR. Our objective is to evaluate if LILACS should be used as a routine source of articles for SR. First we identified SR published in 1997 in five medical journals with a high impact factor. Then we searched LILACS for articles that could match the inclusion criteria of these SR. We also checked if the authors had already identified these articles located in LILACS. In all, 64 SR were identified. Two had already searched LILACS and were excluded. In 39 of 62 (63%) SR a LILACS search identified articles that matched the inclusion criteria. In 5 (8%) our search was inconclusive and in 18 (29%) no articles were found in LILACS. Therefore, in 71% (44/72) of cases, a LILACS search could have been useful to the authors. This proportion remains the same if we consider only the 37 SR that performed a meta-analysis. In only one case had the article identified in LILACS already been located elsewhere by the authors' strategy. LILACS is an under-explored and unique source of articles whose use can improve the quality of systematic reviews. This database should be used as a routine source to identify studies for systematic reviews.

  3. Physician dual practice: A review of literature

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    Socha, Karolina; Bech, Mickael

    2010-01-01

    Objectives A combination of public and private practice by physicians, referred to as physician dual practice, has been receiving attention in connection with arguments about its negative impact for the public health care. This paper aims to review and critically discuss findings on the subject...... of dual practice effects for the public health care. Methods A systematic literature review identified 23 positions on the subject consisting of journal articles, academic working papers, book chapter, and publications of the WHO. Results The subject is short on evidence. Theoretical analyses indicate...

  4. The tax behavior of taxpayers: literature review

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    Pinto, Catarina; Cruz, Sérgio Ravara; Abrunheiro, Ligia

    2014-01-01

    The development of society, the increasing education and consciousness of individuals about taxes and fiscal measures leads to changes in taxpayer’s behavior regarding tax compliance and tax perception. In this paper, we present a literature review in order to understand which variables have impact on these behaviors, using a synthesis methodology that allows an interpretation of social actions from previous studies.The results show that either the tax audit as the penalty rate are deterrents...

  5. Polymer and Additive Mass Spectrometry Literature Review

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    Shear, Trevor Allan [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2017-06-06

    The use of mass spectrometry in fields related to polymers has increased significantly over the past three decades and will be explored in this literature review. The importance of this technique is highlighted when exploring how polymers degrade, verifying purchased materials, and as internal requirements change. The primary focus will be on four ionization techniques and the triple quadrupole and quadrupole / time-of-flight mass spectrometers. The advantages and limitations of each will also be explored.

  6. Supply chain integration framework using literature review

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    Alfalla-Luque, Rafaela; Medina-Lopez, Carmen; Dey, Prasanta K.

    2013-01-01

    Definitions and measures of supply chain integration (SCI) are diverse. More empirical research, with clear definition and appropriate measures are needed. The purpose of this article is to identify dimensions and variables for SCI and develop an integrated framework to facilitate this. A literature review of the relevant academic papers in international journals in Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Operations Management for the period 1995-2009 has been undertaken. This study reveals th...

  7. Lasers in Periodontics: Review of Literature

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    Alex Printed Name Orofacial Pain Fellowship Naval Postgraduate Dental School Program and Program Location Uniformed Services University LASERS IN...PERIODONTICS: REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE By Alex Smith MAJ, DC, USA A thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Orofacial Pain Graduate Program Naval...Department Chair Orofaci I Pain Department Glenn Munro, CAPT, DC, USN Dean, Naval Postgraduate Dental School NAVAL POSTGRADUATE DENTAL SCHOOL BETHESDA

  8. Emotional dependency: a systematic review of literature

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    Denise Catricala Bution; Amanda Muglia Wechsler

    2016-01-01

    Emotional Dependency is a disorder characterized by addictive behaviors in romantic relationships. However, there is still controversy about whether this dependency should be considered pathological, as well as its appropriate denomination and the symptoms that would define it. This paper presents a systematic evaluation of the literature on emotional dependency, reviewing all the indexed articles in Scielo, CAPES, and Scholar Google databases, published between 2000 and 2014. After careful a...

  9. Mini Literature Review of Self-Concept

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    Mehrad, Aida

    2016-01-01

    The aim of the current literature review is to focus on individuals´ self-concept. The results of the present study reveal that self-concept assumed as an important factor for each and can change his or her belief, attitude, and reaction toward personal and social life. This study likewise explained the beginning of self-concept, different views toward this vital factor, the role of introspection, and multicultural. Furthermore, this paper supported the imperative of self-concept; additiona...

  10. Bulimia nervosa: revisão da literatura Bulimia nervosa: literature review

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    Rita Aparecida Romaro

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo objetivou revisar a produção científica referente à bulimia nervosa, classificando-a em três dimensões de análise: países relacionados à pesquisa na área; periódicos de indexação; delineamentos e objetivos da pesquisa. A amostra foi composta de 200 abstracts de periódicos indexados nas bases de dados LILACS e MEDLINE, entre 1986 e outubro/2000, utilizando-se o descritor bulimia nervosa. Os Estados Unidos (43,5% e o Brasil (12,5% são os países com maior número de publicações. Os artigos estão distribuídos em 100 periódicos diferentes. O delineamento empírico predominou (75%, com destaque para o procedimento de comparação de grupos (63,5%, com a população adulta, predominado os estudos referentes às questões diagnósticas (24%, psicodinâmicas (21,5% e aos aspectos ligados ao tratamento (17%. Os dados encontrados sugerem um interesse crescente pelo assunto nos dois últimos anos, provavelmente pela maior incidência da doença, necessitando-se de mais pesquisas que associem as influências sociais e os aspectos preventivos.The aim of this paper was to revise the scientific production related to bulimia nervosa. It was classified in three dimensions of analysis: countries related to research in the area; indexed publications and designs and aims of the research. The sample comprised 200 abstracts of publications indexed in the LILACS and MEDLINE databases, between 1986 and october/2000, using the key word bulimia nervosa. The United States (43,5% and Brazil (12,5% are the countries having the largest number of publications. The articles are distributed among 100 different journals. The empirical design predominated (75%, with a greater emphasis on the procedure of group comparisons (63,5%, with adult population. Studies on diagnosis issues (24% psychodynamic issues (21,5% and aspects linked to treatment (17%. The data found suggest an increasing interest in the subject over the past two years, probably due to the higher incidence of the disease. More research is needed, associating social influences and preventive aspects.

  11. Scoping Review of the Zika Virus Literature.

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    Lisa A Waddell

    Full Text Available The global primary literature on Zika virus (ZIKV (n = 233 studies and reports, up to March 1, 2016 has been compiled using a scoping review methodology to systematically identify and characterise the literature underpinning this broad topic using methods that are documented, updateable and reproducible. Our results indicate that more than half the primary literature on ZIKV has been published since 2011. The articles mainly covered three topic categories: epidemiology of ZIKV (surveillance and outbreak investigations 56.6% (132/233, pathogenesis of ZIKV (case symptoms/ outcomes and diagnosis 38.2% (89/233 and ZIKV studies (molecular characterisation and in vitro evaluation of the virus 18.5% (43/233. There has been little reported in the primary literature on ZIKV vectors (12/233, surveillance for ZIKV (13/233, diagnostic tests (12/233 and transmission (10/233. Three papers reported on ZIKV prevention/control strategies, one investigated knowledge and attitudes of health professionals and two vector mapping studies were reported. The majority of studies used observational study designs, 89.7% (209/233, of which 62/233 were case studies or case series, while fewer (24/233 used experimental study designs. Several knowledge gaps were identified by this review with respect to ZIKV epidemiology, the importance of potential non-human primates and other hosts in the transmission cycle, the burden of disease in humans, and complications related to human infection with ZIKV. Historically there has been little research on ZIKV; however, given its current spread through Australasia and the Americas, research resources are now being allocated to close many of the knowledge gaps identified in this scoping review. Future updates of this project will probably demonstrate enhanced evidence and understanding of ZIKV and its impact on public health.

  12. Scoping Review of the Zika Virus Literature

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    2016-01-01

    The global primary literature on Zika virus (ZIKV) (n = 233 studies and reports, up to March 1, 2016) has been compiled using a scoping review methodology to systematically identify and characterise the literature underpinning this broad topic using methods that are documented, updateable and reproducible. Our results indicate that more than half the primary literature on ZIKV has been published since 2011. The articles mainly covered three topic categories: epidemiology of ZIKV (surveillance and outbreak investigations) 56.6% (132/233), pathogenesis of ZIKV (case symptoms/ outcomes and diagnosis) 38.2% (89/233) and ZIKV studies (molecular characterisation and in vitro evaluation of the virus) 18.5% (43/233). There has been little reported in the primary literature on ZIKV vectors (12/233), surveillance for ZIKV (13/233), diagnostic tests (12/233) and transmission (10/233). Three papers reported on ZIKV prevention/control strategies, one investigated knowledge and attitudes of health professionals and two vector mapping studies were reported. The majority of studies used observational study designs, 89.7% (209/233), of which 62/233 were case studies or case series, while fewer (24/233) used experimental study designs. Several knowledge gaps were identified by this review with respect to ZIKV epidemiology, the importance of potential non-human primates and other hosts in the transmission cycle, the burden of disease in humans, and complications related to human infection with ZIKV. Historically there has been little research on ZIKV; however, given its current spread through Australasia and the Americas, research resources are now being allocated to close many of the knowledge gaps identified in this scoping review. Future updates of this project will probably demonstrate enhanced evidence and understanding of ZIKV and its impact on public health. PMID:27244249

  13. Defining resilience: A preliminary integrative literature review

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    Wilt, Bonnie; Long, Suzanna K.; Shoberg, Thomas G.

    2016-01-01

    The term “resilience” is ubiquitous in technical literature; it appears in numerous forms, such as resilience, resiliency, or resilient, and each use may have a different definition depending on the interpretation of the writer. This creates difficulties in understanding what is meant by ‘resilience’ in any given use case, especially in discussions of interdisciplinary research. To better understand this problem, this research constructs a preliminary integrative literature review to map different definitions, applications and calculation methods of resilience invoked within critical infrastructure applications. The preliminary review uses a State-of-the-Art Matrix (SAM) analysis to characterize differences in definition across disciplines and between regions. Qualifying the various usages of resilience will produce a greater precision in the literature and a deeper insight into types of data required for its evaluation, particularly with respect to critical infrastructure calculations and how such data may be analyzed. Results from this SAM analysis will create a framework of key concepts as part of the most common applications for “resilient critical infrastructure” modeling.

  14. O "Grande Mundo": mundanismo e sociabilidade na literatura academicista brasileira durante o Pré-Modernismo * "The Big World": worldliness and sociability in academic brazilian literature during Pre-Modernism

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    MAURÍCIO SILVA

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: O presente artigo analisa o contexto cultural do Pré-Modernismo brasileiro, destacando alguns aspectos estéticos e literários da Literatura Brasileira. Além disso, este artigo analisa as possíveis relações entre autores Pré-Modernistas e a Academia Brasileira de Letras, durante a passagem do século XIX para o XX.Palavras-chave: Pré-Modernismo – Literatura Brasileira – Mundanismo – Historiografia Literária. Abstract: The present article analyses the cultural context of Brazilian Pre-Modernism, and points out some aesthetic and literary aspects of Brazilian Literature. Furthermore, the present article analyzes the relationship between the Pre-Modernist writers and the Brazilian Academy of Letters, detaching the institutionalizations issues on the turn-of-the-century.Keywords: Pre-Modernism – Brazilian Literature – Worldliness – Literary Historiography.

  15. A Guide to Writing the Dissertation Literature Review

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    Randolph, Justus J.

    2009-01-01

    Writing a faulty literature review is one of many ways to derail a dissertation. This article summarizes some pivotal information on how to write a high-quality dissertation literature review. It begins with a discussion of the purposes of a review, presents taxonomy of literature reviews, and then discusses the steps in conducting a quantitative…

  16. Flipped classroom: a review of recent literature

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    Huseyin Uzunboylu

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The use of learning technologies, especially multimedia provide varied facilities for students’ learning that are not possible with other media. Pedagogical literature has proved that individuals have different learning styles. Flipped classroom is a pedagogical approach which means that activities that have traditionally taken place inside the classroom take place outside the classroom and vice versa. Flipped classroom environment ensures that students become more active participants compared with the traditional classroom. The purpose of this paper is to fulfil the needs regarding the review of recent literature on the use of flipped classroom approach in education. The contribution of flipped classroom to education is discussed in relation to the change of students' and instructors' role. Subsequently, flipped classroom applications in various disciplines of education are illustrated. The recommendations made in the literature for design specifications that integrate flipped classrooms with technology are discussed. The paper concludes that a careful consideration of the warnings and recommendations made in the literature can help to produce effective flipped classroom environments and also this paper attempts to inform those who are thinking of using new technologies and approaches to deliver courses.

  17. [Isolated traumatic injuries of the axillary nerve. Radial nerve transfer in four cases and literatura review].

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    Domínguez-Páez, Miguel; Socolovsky, Mariano; Di Masi, Gilda; Arráez-Sánchez, Miguel Ángel

    2012-11-01

    To analyze the results of an initial series of four cases of traumatic injuries of the axillary nerve, treated by a nerve transfer from the triceps long branch of the radial nerve. An extensive analysis of the literature has also been made. Four patients aged between 21 and 42 years old presenting an isolated traumatic palsy of the axillary nerve were operated between January 2007 and June 2010. All cases were treated by nerve transfer six to eight months after the trauma. The results of these cases are analyzed, the same as the axillary nerve injuries series presented in the literature from 1982. One year after the surgery, all patients improved their abduction a mean of 70° (range 30 to 120°), showing a M4 in the British Medical Council Scale. No patient complained of triceps weakness after the procedure. These results are similar to those published employing primary grafting for the axillary nerve. Isolated injuries of the axillary nerve should be treated with surgery when spontaneous recovery is not verified 6 months after the trauma. Primary repair with grafts is the most popular surgical technique, with a rate of success of approximately 90%. The preliminary results of a nerve transfer employing the long triceps branch are similar, and a definite comparison of both techniques with a bigger number of cases should be done in the future. Copyright © 2012 Sociedad Española de Neurocirugía. Published by Elsevier España. All rights reserved.

  18. Nonhuman primate dermatology: a literature review

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    Bernstein, Joseph A.; Didier, Peter J.

    2015-01-01

    In general, veterinary dermatologists do not have extensive clinical experience of nonhuman primate (NHP) dermatoses. The bulk of the published literature does not provide an organized evidence-based approach to the NHP dermatologic case. The veterinary dermatologist is left to extract information from both human and veterinary dermatology, an approach that can be problematic as it forces the clinician to make diagnostic and therapeutic decisions based on two very disparate bodies of literature. A more cohesive approach to NHP dermatology – without relying on assumptions that NHP pathology most commonly behaves similarly to other veterinary and human disease – is required. This review of the dermatology of NHP species includes discussions of primary dermatoses, as well as diseases where dermatologic signs represent a significant secondary component, provides a first step towards encouraging the veterinary community to study and report the dermatologic diseases of nonhuman primates. PMID:19490576

  19. Literature Review on Dynamic Cellular Manufacturing System

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    Nouri Houshyar, A.; Leman, Z.; Pakzad Moghadam, H.; Ariffin, M. K. A. M.; Ismail, N.; Iranmanesh, H.

    2014-06-01

    In previous decades, manufacturers faced a lot of challenges because of globalization and high competition in markets. These problems arise from shortening product life cycle, rapid variation in demand of products, and also rapid changes in manufcaturing technologies. Nowadays most manufacturing companies expend considerable attention for improving flexibility and responsiveness in order to overcome these kinds of problems and also meet customer's needs. By considering the trend toward the shorter product life cycle, the manufacturing environment is towards manufacturing a wide variety of parts in small batches [1]. One of the major techniques which are applied for improving manufacturing competitiveness is Cellular Manufacturing System (CMS). CMS is type of manufacturing system which tries to combine flexibility of job shop and also productivity of flow shop. In addition, Dynamic cellular manufacturing system which considers different time periods for the manufacturing system becomes an important topic and attracts a lot of attention to itself. Therefore, this paper made attempt to have a brief review on this issue and focused on all published paper on this subject. Although, this topic gains a lot of attention to itself during these years, none of previous researchers focused on reviewing the literature of that which can be helpful and useful for other researchers who intend to do the research on this topic. Therefore, this paper is the first study which has focused and reviewed the literature of dynamic cellular manufacturing system.

  20. Gossypibomas in India - A systematic literature review

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    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose of Review: Gossypibomas remain a dreaded and unwanted complication of surgical practice. Despite significant interest and numerous guidelines, the number of reported cases remains sparse due to various factors, including potential legal implications. Herein, we review related data from India to ascertain if the problem is better or worse than that reported in world literature. Materials and Methods: A literature search was performed on PubMed and Google Scholar, to collect and analyze all case reports and case reviews regarding the condition in India. Results: On analysis of the results, there were 100 publications reporting a total of 126 events. The average patient age was 38.65 years. Average time to discovery was 1225.62 days. Forty-nine percent of reported cases were discovered within the 1 st year. The most common clinical features were pain (73.8%, palpable mass (47.6%, vomiting (35%, abdominal distention (26%, and fever (12.6%. Spontaneous expulsion of the gossypiboma was noted in five cases (3.96%. Transmural migration was seen in 36 cases (28.57%. Conclusions: Despite advancements in surgical approaches and preventive measures, gossypibomas continue to be a cause of significant morbidity. A safe working culture, open communication, teamwork, and an accurate sponge count remain our best defence against this often unpredictable complication of surgery.

  1. Social marketing and breastfeeding: a literature review.

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    Schmidt, Manuela

    2013-02-08

    Through the review of relevant literature this study illuminates the concepts of social marketing and breastfeeding. It specifically discusses the positioning of the link between social marketing and breastfeeding within different fields of study and develops a theoretical framework that tries to bridge the gap between those disciplines. Various electronic databases were used and through systematic selection 11 scientific articles were identified that this literature review is based on. The review indicates that the relationship between social marketing and breastfeeding is complex. There are indications that this relationship is being investigated within three distinct fields of research: psychology/education, public health and marketing. Depending on the research field the emphasis is put on either breastfeeding or social marketing as well as on the other concepts that were discovered to be of importance within this relationship. Namely, group and individual demography as well as behaviour were revealed to be important elements of the link between social marketing and breastfeeding. Based on the results this study concludes that a more multidimensional view on the relationship between the concepts under study is needed since the focus of previous studies is very one-sided and limited to just one element when all elements should be integrated equally.

  2. Laparoscopic Whipple procedure: review of the literature.

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    Gagner, Michel; Palermo, Mariano

    2009-01-01

    Laparoscopic pancreatic surgery represents one of the most advanced applications for laparoscopic surgery currently in use. In the past, minimally invasive techniques were only used for diagnostic laparoscopy, staging of pancreatic cancer, and palliative procedures for unresectable pancreatic cancer. With new advances in technology and instrumentation, some sophisticated procedures are currently available, such as the Whipple procedure, one of the most sophisticated applications of minimally invasive surgery. A review of the literature shows that 146 laparoscopic Whipple procedures have been published worldwide since 1994. The authors analyzed blood loss, mean operating time, hospital stay, conversion rate, mean age, mortality rate, lymph nodes in the pathologic findings, follow up, and complications. Mean age was 59.1 years; mean operating time was 439 min. The average blood loss for the reviewed literature was 143 mL; median hospital stay was 18 days; conversion rate was 46%; number of lymph nodes in the pathologic findings was 19; and mortalities related to the procedure was low, 2 patients (1.3%) and the complication rate was 16% (23/46 patients). Complications included 2 hemorrhages, 4 bowel obstructions, 1 stress ulcer, 1 delay of gastric emptying, 4 pneumonias, and 11 leaks. This review demonstrates that the laparoscopic Whipple procedure is not only feasible but also safe, with low mortality and acceptable rates of complications.

  3. Post-extubation airway obstruction. Literature review

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    Álvaro SÁNCHEZ-TABERNERO

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Introduction and objective: airway obstruction after extubation in any surgery is a critical event with low incidence, which may require reintubation or tracheostomy, which often otolaryngologist is required. Objective: To determine the prevalence of BVA and its causes through systematic literature review. Method: Literature review in PubMed, Scopus and Cochrane clinical trials, meta-analysis, reviews and case series and control over airway obstruction after extubation that requires reintubation in adults. Results: 6 studies and one clinical practice guidelines were selected. The most common cause of extubation failure is blocking the airway for various reasons (pharyngeal muscle weakness residual effect -often farmacologycal-, laryngospasm, vocal cord paralysis, edema of upper respiratory tract, cervical postoperative hematoma, foreign bodies or secretions. Most cases of re-intubation occurred within 2 hours after extubation. Conclusions: The most common cause of failure after general anesthesia extubation is blocking the airway generally caused by residual neuromuscular blocking effect. Airway obstruction risk increases in airway and head and neck surgery. Difficult intubation guidlines have improved performance and reduced adverse events and similar strategies must be implemented in extubation. The procedure extubation and reintubation should be documented. Working groups airway must be multidisciplinary and include specialists in otolaryngology.

  4. A literature review of safety culture.

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    Cole, Kerstan Suzanne; Stevens-Adams, Susan Marie; Wenner, Caren A.

    2013-03-01

    Workplace safety has been historically neglected by organizations in order to enhance profitability. Over the past 30 years, safety concerns and attention to safety have increased due to a series of disastrous events occurring across many different industries (e.g., Chernobyl, Upper Big-Branch Mine, Davis-Besse etc.). Many organizations have focused on promoting a healthy safety culture as a way to understand past incidents, and to prevent future disasters. There is an extensive academic literature devoted to safety culture, and the Department of Energy has also published a significant number of documents related to safety culture. The purpose of the current endeavor was to conduct a review of the safety culture literature in order to understand definitions, methodologies, models, and successful interventions for improving safety culture. After reviewing the literature, we observed four emerging themes. First, it was apparent that although safety culture is a valuable construct, it has some inherent weaknesses. For example, there is no common definition of safety culture and no standard way for assessing the construct. Second, it is apparent that researchers know how to measure particular components of safety culture, with specific focus on individual and organizational factors. Such existing methodologies can be leveraged for future assessments. Third, based on the published literature, the relationship between safety culture and performance is tenuous at best. There are few empirical studies that examine the relationship between safety culture and safety performance metrics. Further, most of these studies do not include a description of the implementation of interventions to improve safety culture, or do not measure the effect of these interventions on safety culture or performance. Fourth, safety culture is best viewed as a dynamic, multi-faceted overall system composed of individual, engineered and organizational models. By addressing all three components of

  5. Canary literature and culture in the reign of Carlos IV (1788-1808 La literatura y la cultura canaria durante el reinado de Carlos IV (1788-1808

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    Victoria GALVÁN GONZÁLEZ

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This work wants to offer a short view of the literature and culture developed in the Canary Isles during the reign period of Charles IV, from a general point of view. Therefore, I cannot offer a detailed perspective of each of the aspects dealt with. This way, what is tackled in this work is a revision of the socio-cultural activities connected to the gatherings or to the economic societies, the educative circumstances, the activity developed by the bishops with the carrying out of facilities or with a reforming teaching at the reading level, such as Tavira, the production of books with an allusion to the printing activity, the most developed literary genres and their authors, the topic preference in poetry —majority genre—, in prose and in theatre, and an allusion to some of the private libraries.Este trabajo quiere ofrecer un panorama sintético de la literatura y la cultura desarrollada en Canarias durante el reinado de Carlos IV, atendiendo a sus trazos generales. No puede ofrecer, por tanto, una atención detenida de cada uno de los aspectos abordados. Así se hace una revisión de las actividades socioculturales ligadas a las tertulias o a las sociedades económicas, las circunstancias educativas, la actividad desplegada por los obispos con la realización de infraestructuras o con un magisterio reformista en el plano de las lecturas, como Tavira, la producción de libros con alusión a la actividad impresora, los géneros literarios más cultivados y sus autores, las preferencias temáticas en poesía —género mayoritario—, en prosa y en teatro, y alusión a algunas de las bibliotecas particulares.

  6. Don Quijote de la Mancha: Reflexiones en torno a las relaciones cine-literatura Don Quijote de la Mancha: Reflections about the relationships between cinematography-literature

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    Felipe Ardila Rojas

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta un análisis de algunos aspectos de la relación cine-literatura, a partir del Don Quijote de La Mancha literario y de algunas versiones cinematográficas y televisivas realizadas en español y en inglés. Inicialmente se presentan problemas teóricos en torno a categorías que suelen serles afines: relato, autor, narración, historia, etc., para involucrar alternativamente fenómenos que, desde el punto de vista de los autores, generan ambigüedades textuales o múltiples interpretaciones en las versiones que se analizan. De este análisis comparativo que parte de los relatos en cuestión se llega finalmente a conclusiones de carácter estético e ideológico sobre los mismos.This article presents an analysis of some aspects of the relationship between cinematography and literature. Starting from the Don Quijote de La Mancha and taking into account some film and television versions developed in Spanish and English. At the beginning, a theoretical problem based on similar types for concepts categorization: author, narration, story, relat, among others will be analyzed. In addition, a connection is made with some authors' concepts in order to avoid textual ambiguity or multiple interpretations in the versions that are analyzed. Through a comparative analysis supported in these stories, it is possible to reach some aesthetic and ideological conclusions about them.

  7. Mini Literature Review of Self-Concept

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    Aida Mehrad

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the current literature review is to focus on individuals´ self-concept. The results of the present study reveal that self-concept assumed as an important factor for each and can change his or her belief, attitude, and reaction toward personal and social life. This study likewise explained the beginning of self-concept, different views toward this vital factor, the role of introspection, and multicultural. Furthermore, this paper supported the imperative of self-concept; additionally, it has an essential role in individual advance.

  8. Otorhinolaryngologic manifestations of cystic fibrosis: literature review

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    Carvalho, Carolina Pimenta

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Cystic Fibrosis is the most common recessive autosomic genetic disease among Caucasians. It's caused by mutations in the gene that decodes regulatory protein for transmembrane conductance, resulting in defective transport of chlorine. Objective: Review the literature about Cystic Fibrosis, with emphasis on otorhinolaryngologic manifestations. Method: The online Pub Med databases were researched and we applied the following search terms Fibrosis Cystic and Sinusitis, and Mucoviscidosis and Sinusitis. Conclusions: Although it is not the main cause of death, the otorhinolaryngologic manifestations of the Cystic Fibrosis bring important morbidity to these patients.

  9. Sexuality following trauma injury: A literature review

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    2014-01-01

    Restoration of the quality of life (QoL) of trauma injury survivors is the aim of trauma rehabilitation. It is generally acknowledged that sexuality is an important component of QoL; however, rehabilitation services frequently fall short of including sexuality as a matter of routine. The literature was reviewed to examine the experiences of trauma survivors from three groups: spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and burns. The focus was on the impact of trauma on the QoL to ...

  10. A Literature Review of Spreadsheet Technology

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    Bock, Alexander

    2016-01-01

    It was estimated that there would be over 55 million end-user programmers in 2012 in many different fields such as engineering,insurance and banking, and the numbers are not expected to have dwindled since. Consequently, technological advancements of spreadsheets is of great interest to a wide...... number of people from different backgrounds. This literature review presents an overview of research on spreadsheet technology, its challenges and its solutions. We also attempt to identify why software developers generally frown upon spreadsheets and how spreadsheet research can help alter this view....

  11. Iron sulfide crystal growth: a literature review

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    Dewar, E.J.

    1977-04-01

    Iron pyrite (FeS 2 ) is often found on trays and in heat exchangers in Girdler-Sulfide (G.S.) plants used to extract D 2 O from fresh water. A critical review of the literature was made to find: (i) what is known about FeS 2 crystal growth; (ii) which techniques could be used to study FeS 2 crystal growth experimentally; (iii) potential chemical additives that could be used in trace amounts to poison FeS 2 crystals and reduce their growth rate in G.S. plants. (author)

  12. Emphysematous gastritis: case report and literature review

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    Shipman, P.J.; Drury, P.

    2001-01-01

    Emphysematous gastritis is a rare form of gastritis that results from infection of the stomach wall by gas-forming organisms. Diagnosis of this commonly fatal condition rests on radiological demonstration of gas within the stomach wall. This can be observed on plain radiographs or CT scans of the abdomen. Only by prompt diagnosis and treatment can mortality be avoided. A new case of empysematous gastritis, diagnosed on CT scan by the demonstration of both intramural and portal venous gas, is presented and the literature is reviewed. Copyright (2001) Blackwell Science Pty Ltd

  13. A Review of Forensic Science Management Literature.

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    Houck, M M; McAndrew, W P; Porter, M; Davies, B

    2015-01-01

    The science in forensic science has received increased scrutiny in recent years, but interest in how forensic science is managed is a relatively new line of research. This paper summarizes the literature in forensic science management generally from 2009 to 2013, with some recent additions, to provide an overview of the growth of topics, results, and improvements in the management of forensic services in the public and private sectors. This review covers only the last three years or so and a version of this paper was originally produced for the 2013 Interpol Forensic Science Managers Symposium and is available at interpol.int. Copyright © 2015 Central Police University.

  14. Brain hydatidosis: review of the literature

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    Maraby-Salgado Johana

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Hydatidosis is a common disease worldwide. The causal agent may compromise any Organ of the body, the cerebral location is infrequent. The infection is caused by the larval form of Cestodo Echinococcus granulosus. The man is an accidental intermediary host for food consumption or water contaminated with eggs present in animal feces. We present a review of the literature. At the imaging level, the disease has a classic characteristic consisting of single, usually unilocular and less frequent multilocular, intra-axial and more frequently hemispheric cerebral lesions, compromising the vascular territory of the middle cerebral artery by the hematogenous dissemination of the parasite.

  15. Patient satisfaction with maxillofacial prosthesis. Literature review.

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    Goiato, Marcelo Coelho; Pesqueira, Aldiéris Alves; Ramos da Silva, Cristina; Gennari Filho, Humberto; Micheline Dos Santos, Daniela

    2009-02-01

    Obturators and facial prostheses are important not only in rehabilitation and aesthetics, but also in patient re-socialisation. The level of reintegration is directly related to the degree of satisfaction with rehabilitation. So, the maxillofacial prosthetics must provide patient satisfaction during treatment. This study aimed to search information in database and conduct a literature review on patient satisfaction with maxillofacial prosthesis. The problems experienced by these patients may decrease when specialists keep the patient on regular inspection. Rehabilitation through alloplasty or prosthetic restoration provides satisfactory conditions in aesthetics and well-being and reinstates individuals in familial and social environment.

  16. A systematic literature review of Burgers' equation with recent ...

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    A systematic literature review of Burgers' equation with recent advances ... Research Article Volume 90 Issue 6 June 2018 Article ID 69 ... Burgers' equation is well documented in the literature, a detailed literature survey indicates that gaps still ...

  17. [Montessori method applied to dementia - literature review].

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    Brandão, Daniela Filipa Soares; Martín, José Ignacio

    2012-06-01

    The Montessori method was initially applied to children, but now it has also been applied to people with dementia. The purpose of this study is to systematically review the research on the effectiveness of this method using Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (Medline) with the keywords dementia and Montessori method. We selected lo studies, in which there were significant improvements in participation and constructive engagement, and reduction of negative affects and passive engagement. Nevertheless, systematic reviews about this non-pharmacological intervention in dementia rate this method as weak in terms of effectiveness. This apparent discrepancy can be explained because the Montessori method may have, in fact, a small influence on dimensions such as behavioral problems, or because there is no research about this method with high levels of control, such as the presence of several control groups or a double-blind study.

  18. 'Compensation neurosis': a review of the literature.

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    Weighill, V E

    1983-01-01

    This review examines the literature on psychological reactions, often referred to as 'compensation neurosis', which occur after an accident and which are thought to be produced or maintained by a compensation claim. Theories and research are examined. The area is complicated and research so far is limited in scope and design. Few accident cases involve compensation claims and the incidence of psychological difficulties across the whole range of cases is unknown. Researchers have considered a number of background factors--severity of injury, pre-existing neurotic traits, social class, sex and age--but there has been little investigation of attitudinal, family, social and employment factors or of progress of the condition and follow-up after settlement. The review identifies a major research need for more adequate screening and sampling of cases and for more systematic investigation of personal and family factors.

  19. Bariatric surgery and pregnancy: literature review

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    Pedro Ferrand Miranda

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Obesity has currently reached epidemic proportions, both in Chile and in the world. This condition is associated to a variety of maternal complications in all stages of the vital cycle and during pregnancy. Medical treatment has not proved successful thus resulting in an increase in bariatric surgery in recent years, even when it is not first line treatment. This literature review aims to report updated results of surgical treatment for obesity before and during pregnancy with respect to fertility, gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia and pregnancy-induced hypertension. It also looks into the possible effects of surgery on fetal development, and its relation to premature delivery, fetal macrosomy, low birth weight and neural tube defects, as well as effects on maternal and fetal outcomes, mainly in nutrition. Lastly, we suggest some recommendations that arise from this review on the role of contraception, nutrition and time between surgery and pregnancy.

  20. [Surrogate maternity--literature review and practice].

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    Pilka, L; Rumpík, D; Pilka, R; Koudelka, M; Prudil, L

    2009-04-01

    This review summarizes opinions on surrogacy including internatinal and governmental organizations attitudes, as well as some religious concerns. Literature review. Reprofit International, Brno, Reproductive medicine and gynecology centre, Zlin, Department of obstetrics and gynecology, Palacky University, Olomouc. The developments in the field of assissted reproduction during the last twenty years have attracted unexpected public interest in some of its ethical and moral aspects. It is very difficult to find a uniform attitude to ethical concerns of assisted conception in plural society. Surrogate mother is defined as a woman who bears and relinquishes a child for another person. The european congress on human reproduction in Barcelona 2008 adopted following résumé on surrogacy: Public opinion has shifted to a position where surrogacy is recognized as an appropriate response to infertility in some circumstances and it is to be expected that this approach will be further strenghtened with stress on positive aspects of familiar life.

  1. Photodynamic therapy in endodontics: a literature review.

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    Trindade, Alessandra Cesar; De Figueiredo, José Antônio Poli; Steier, Liviu; Weber, João Batista Blessmann

    2015-03-01

    Recently, several in vitro and in vivo studies demonstrated promising results about the use of photodynamic therapy during root canal system disinfection. However, there is no consensus on a standard protocol for its incorporation during root canal treatment. The purpose of this study was to summarize th