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  1. Prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular en ingresantes universitarios Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in first year university students

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    Carlos A. Girotto

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de conocer la prevalencia de factores de riesgo para enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECV y su relación con antecedentes familiares de enfermedad, se estudiaron 3.357 ingresantes al 1er año de la Universidad de Mar del Plata, en el año 1991 que completaron su revisación médica obligatoria. La prevalencia de antecedentes familiares de hipercolesterolemia, hipertensión, diabetes mellitus, obesidad, enfermedad cardiovascular (ECV fue: 27,5%, 42,1%, 26,9 %, 27,2 % y 42,1% respectivamente. El 80,5% de los alumnos reportó al menos uno de los antecedentes familiares estudiados. La prevalencia de hipertensión (presión arterial sistólica > 140 mmHg y/o presión arterial diastólica 90 mmHg y de hipercolesterolemia ( 210 mg/dl en los participantes fue 7,0% y 14,4%. Se observó asociaciones de hipertensión con Indice de masa corporal (IMC, sexo masculino y edad. El 27,1% manifestó su condición de fumador, no presentándose diferencias entre sexos. El hábito se correlacionó positivamente con la edad y se observaron distintas prevalencias según la carrera universitaria elegida. La presencia de colesterolemia aumentada se correlacionó con la edad, el IMC y los antecedentes familiares de obesidad (OR: 1,32 IC95% = 1,06-1,64 e hipercolesterolemia (OR:1,38 IC95% = 1,10-1,69. Se detectó en un 3,7% anormalidades en el aparato cardiovascular. Se observó asociación con antecedentes de enfermedad cardíaca familiar. La prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovasculares hallados representan un toque de atención dada la juventud de la población considerada y muestran la necesidad de insistir en medidas educativas y de promoción de conductas preventivas.Com o objetivo de conhecer a prevalência de fatores de risco para doenças cárdio-vaculares (ECV e sua relação com antecedentes familiares de doença, estudaram-se 3.357 ingressantes ao primeiro ano da Universidade de Mar del Plata, no ano de 1991, que completaram seu exame m

  2. Prevalencia de los factores de riesgo cardiovascular en trabajadores de una planta metalúrgica Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among workers in a metallurgical factory

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    Juan Antonio Alonso Díaz

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: El estudio pretende conocer la prevalencia y la distribución de los factores de riesgo cardiovascular en una población concreta para poder implementar las medidas preventivas necesarias con criterios de eficiencia. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo transversal de la distribución de los factores de riesgo cardiovascular mayores (dislipemia, tabaquismo, hipertensión arterial y diabetes mellitus y subyacentes (sobrepeso/obesidad, sedentarismo, hipertrigliceridemia, consumo de alcohol y antecedentes familiares en función de la edad y el sexo obtenidos mediante la aplicación de un protocolo estandarizado efectuado durante los reconocimientos médicos laborales periódicos de un grupo de 358 trabajadores, 330 varones y 28 mujeres, de una industria metalúrgica de Cantabria con una edad media de 42 ± 8 años. Resultado: La dislipemia constituye el factor de riesgo más relevante por su elevada prevalencia (52% en una población relativamente joven, seguido del tabaquismo (35% y de la obesidad (22%. Estos tres factores de riesgo son también los que presentan un riesgo atribuible mayor en la incidencia de cardiopatía isquémica en la población general española, por lo que deben ser objeto de intervención. Conclusiones: Los servicios de salud laboral de las empresas tienen una posición privilegiada por su accesibilidad para evaluar y tratar los factores de riesgo cardiovascular presentes en la población trabajadora a la que sirven.Objective: The study aims to determine the prevalence and distribution of cardiovascular risk factors in a specific population in order to implement the necessary preventative measures with efficiency criterias. Methods: Cross-sectional study of the distribution of major cardiovascular risk factors (dyslipidemia, smoking, hypertension and diabetes mellitus and the underlying factors (overweight / obesity, physical inactivity, hypertriglyceridemia, alcohol consumption and family history as a function of age

  3. Prevalencia y factores de riesgo en Yucatán, México, para litiasis urinaria Urolithiasis prevalence and risk factors in Yucatan, Mexico

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    Martha Medina-Escobedo

    2002-11-01

    .0001, respectively. Water hardness above 400 ppm was associated with a higher prevalence of urolithiasis (OR=1.9, 95% CI=1.21-2.94, p=0.003. Conclusions. The prevalence of urolithiasis in Yucatan is higher than that reported elsewhere in the scientific literature. A family history of the disease and high water hardness are risk factors that need to be investigated in future studies.

  4. Prevalencia y factores de riesgo asociados a sífilis en mujeres Prevalence and risk factors associated with syphilis in women

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    Carlos A. Hernández-Girón

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: Se ha demostrado que la sífilis, debido a la ulceración genital que produce, es un cofactor asociado para adquirir otras enfermedades de transmisión sexual (ETS, principalmente de origen viral como herpes tipo-2, hepatitis B, y el VIH. Aunque las mujeres trabajadoras del sexo comercial (MTSC han adquirido mejores conocimientos para prevenir las ETS, constituyen un grupo que por su heterogenicidad en términos de condición socioeconómica, estado de salud, ambiente y sitio de trabajo, manifiestan diferentes actitudes y conocimientos que hacen latente la posibilidad de adquirir y transmitir ETS incluyendo sífilis, por lo que lo estudio hace un acercamiento hacia los factores asociados a infección por Treponema pallidum en este grupo de mujeres. MÉTODO: Basado en un marco muestral, que identifica sitios donde se practica el comercio sexual femenino en la ciudad de México, se seleccionó una muestra de 807 MTSC, a quienes previo consentimiento informado, se entrevistó para que respondieran un cuestionario estructurado. Se obtuvo una muestra sanguínea para la identificación de diversos marcadores serológicos de ETS de acuerdo al manual de procedimientos para el diagnóstico de ETS. Para el diagnóstico de Treponema pallidum se utilizó una prueba de tamizaje de RPR (Bigaux Diagnóstica, y prueba confirmatoria de FTA-ABS (Pasteur Diagnostics. RESULTADOS: Las prevalencias de sífilis en la muestra de MTSC fue de 6,4% (52/807, siendo mayor en quienes trabajaban en sitios de calle comparadas con aquellas de estéticas. La edad de las mujeres entrevistadas osciló entre 17 y 58 años con una media de 29,2 años (d.s. 7,3 años. La prevalencia de sífilis fue mayor en los grupos etáreos mayores de 30 anos. La edad de inicio de relaciones sexuales varió desde 11 hasta 30 anos con una media de 16 años (d.s. 3,1 años. Los factores predictores de infección por T. pallidum, determinados mediante regresión logística ajustada

  5. Dependecia a la nicotina en Bucaramanga, Colombia: Prevalencia y factores de riesgo. Nicotine dependecne in Bucaramanga, Colombia: Prevalence and risk factors

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    Germas Eduardo Rueda-Jaimes, MD

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes: La dependencia a la nicotina (DN es la dependencia más frecuente en la población general colombiana; sin embargo, a la fecha no se conocen los factores asociados.Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia y los factores asociados a DN en adultos del área urbana de Bucaramanga, Colombia. Método: Se diseñó un estudio poblacional transversal para estudiar una muestra probabilística de personas entre 18 y 65 años. La DN se determinó en fumadores diarios durante el último mes con la escala de Etter para dependencia al cigarrillo (CDS, con un punto de corte de 30/60. Mediante regresión logística se ajustaron las variables asociadas.Resultados: Participaron 2.496 personas con edad promedio de 38,0 años (DE=13,5, 69,7% mujeres. Un total de 250 (10,0% personas informaron consumo diario de cigarrillo; de este grupo, 154 (61,6% presentaron DN. La prevalencia ajustada de DN en la población global fue 5,6%. La DN fue más frecuente en varones (3,0; IC95% 2,0-4,4, en personas con menor escolaridad (OR=1,1; (IC95% 1,0-1,1, en personas empleadas (OR=1,5; IC95% 1,0-2,2, en residentes en estrato bajo (OR=1,7; IC95% 1,2-2,4, en consumidores diarios de café (OR=2,8; IC95% 1,9-4,1, en presencia de consumo abusivo de alcohol (OR=4,1; IC95% 2,4-7,2 y quienes informaron trastornos mentales comunes (OR=3,5; IC95% 2,3-5,1.Conclusiones: La prevalencia de DN es alta en la población general de Bucaramanga, Colombia. Dos tercios de los fumadores diarios presentan DN. La DN se asocia a consumo diario de café, consumo abusivo de alcohol y la presencia de trastornos mentales comunes.Background: Nicotine dependence (ND is the most common substance dependence in Colombian population. However, its factors associated are unknown. Objective: To establish the prevalence and factors associated with ND among adults in Bucaramanga, Colombia. Method: A cross-sectional study was done with adults aged between 18 and 65 years. Among current cigarette smokers, the ND

  6. Prevalence of lifestyle-related cardiovascular risk factors in Peru: the PREVENCION study Prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular relacionados con el estilo de vida en Perú: el estudio PREVENCIÓN

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    Josefina Medina-Lezama

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of lifestyle-related cardiovascular risk factors in the adult population of Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru. METHODS: The prevalence and patterns of smoking, alcohol drinking, lack of physical activity, high-fat diet, and low fruit and vegetable intake were evaluated among 1 878 subjects (867 men and 1 011 women in a population-based study. RESULTS: The age-standardized prevalence of current smoking, former smoking, and never smoking were 21.6%, 14.3%, and 64.1%, respectively. The prevalence of current smoking was significantly higher in men than women (31.1% vs. 12.1%; P OBJETIVOS: Estimar la prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular relacionados con el estilo de vida de adultos de Arequipa, la segunda mayor ciudad de Perú. MÉTODOS: Se realizó un estudio de base poblacional para evaluar la prevalencia y los patrones de consumo de tabaco y bebidas alcohólicas, la falta de actividad física, la dieta rica en grasas y el bajo consumo de frutas y vegetales en 1 878 personas (867 hombres y 1 011 mujeres. RESULTADOS: Las prevalencias estandarizadas por la edad de los fumadores actuales, pasados y de los que nunca fumaron fueron 21,6%, 14,3% y 64,1%, respectivamente. La prevalencia de tabaquismo fue significativamente mayor en los hombres que en las mujeres (31,1% frente a 12,1%; P < 0,01. La prevalencia del consumo de bebidas alcohólicas fue de 37,7%, significativamente mayor en los hombres que en las mujeres (55,5% frente a 19,7%; P < 0,01. La prevalencia del consumo excesivo de alcohol fue de 21,1%, mayor en los hombres que en las mujeres (36,1% frente a 6,4%; P < 0,01. La gran mayoría de los bebedores presentó un patrón de consumo concentrado fundamentalmente en los fines de semana y los días feriados, más que el consumo habitual con las comidas en los días laborables. La proporción de personas con insuficiente actividad fue de 57,6%, significativamente mayor en las mujeres que en

  7. Violencia física marital en Barranquilla (Colombia: prevalencia y factores de riesgo Marital violence in Barranquilla (Colombia: prevalence and risk factors

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    R. Tuesca

    2003-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Determinar la prevalencia de maltrato físico marital en mujeres en edad fértil que viven con su pareja, así como identificar factores personales, socioeconómicos y de función familiar que se relacionen con el maltrato. Métodos: Estudio transversal sobre una muestra aleatoria de 275 mujeres en edad fértil del barrio Carlos Meissel, de la ciudad de Barranquilla, Colombia. La información se obtuvo mediante entrevista personal en el hogar a partir de un cuestionario estructurado y siguiendo las recomendaciones éticas y de seguridad para la investigación sobre violencia doméstica contra mujeres de la Organización Mundial de la Salud. En el cuestionario se recogen datos sobre características personales, consumo habitual de alcohol y drogas, función familiar (según test de Apgar Familiar, características socioeconómicas y antecedentes de maltrato físico durante los 12 meses previos a la entrevista. Resultados: La prevalencia de maltrato marital fue del 22,9%, y el grupo de 25-29 años es el más afectado (33,3%. Se asociaron con el maltrato físico el consumo habitual de alcohol en las mujeres (odds ratio, OR = 6,02; intervalo de confianza del 95%, IC del 95%, 1,7-22,2 y en el cónyuge (OR = 10,11; IC del 95%, 5,1-20,1 y el consumo de sustancias psicoactivas en el cónyuge (OR = 11.01; IC del 95%, 4,2-29,5. Los ingresos mensuales por debajo de 300.000 pesos colombianos (140 euros también se asociaron con maltrato, así como presencia de disfunción familiar moderada o grave (OR = 16,9; IC del 95%, 4,8-59,0; OR = 81,6; IC del 95%, 18,8-35,5, respectivamente. Conclusiones: La naturaleza transversal del estudio limita la interpretación de los resultados. Sin embargo, se ha observado que en las mujeres de la muestra estudiada en este estudio el maltrato físico de la mujer por parte de su pareja se asocia con factores potencialmente modificables.Objective: To determine the prevalence of violence against women of fertile age

  8. Prevalence and social distribution of risk factors for chronic noncommunicable diseases in Brazil Prevalencia y distribución social de los factores de riesgo de enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles en Brasil

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    Erly Catarina Moura

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To assess risk factors for chronic noncommunicable disease (CND and to identity social inequalities in their distribution among the adult Brazilian population. METHODS: Study of CND risk factors (including tobacco use, overweight and obesity, low fruit and vegetable intake (LFVI, insufficient leisure-time physical activity (LTPA, sedentary lifestyle, and alcohol abuse, among other risks in a probabilistic sample of 54369 individuals from Brazil's 26 state capitals and Federal District, in 2006, using the Surveillance System of Risk and Protective Factors for Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases through Telephone Interviews (VIGITEL, a computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI survey system, and calculated age-adjusted prevalence ratios for trends in education levels using Poisson regression with linear models. RESULTS: Men reported higher tobacco use, overweight, LFVI, sedentary lifestyle, and alcohol abuse versus women, but lower insufficient LTPA. In men, education was associated with increased overweight and sedentary lifestyle, but decreased tobacco use, LFVI, and insufficient LTPA. Among women, education was associated with decreased tobacco use, overweight, obesity, LFVI, and insufficient LTPA, but increased sedentary lifestyle. CONCLUSION: In Brazil, prevalence of CND risk factors (except insufficient LTPA is higher in men. For both sexes, the CND risk factor prevalence ratio is influenced by level of education.OBJETIVOS: Evaluar los factores de riesgo de enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles (ECNT e identificar las desigualdades sociales relacionadas con su distribución en la población adulta brasileña. MÉTODOS: Se estudiaron los factores de riesgo de ECNT (entre ellos el consumo de tabaco, el sobrepeso y la obesidad, el bajo consumo de frutas y vegetales [BCFV], la insuficiente actividad física en el tiempo de ocio [IAFTO], el estilo de vida sedentario y el consumo excesivo de alcohol en una muestra probabil

  9. Trends for type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors in Mexico from 1993-2006 Tendencia en la prevalencia de diabetes tipo 2 y otros indicadores de riesgo cardiovascular en México entre 1993-2006

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    Salvador Villalpando

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To describe the trends in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D, and other cardiovascular risk factors in three national health surveys (1993, 2000 and 2006. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The databases of three surveys: ENEC 1993, ENSA 2000 and ENSANUT 2006 were gathered. Calculations of published data were reprocessed to do appropriate adjustments to assure comparability among surveys. RESULTS: From 1993 to 2006 the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (6.7-14.4%, metabolic syndrome (26.6-36.8%, hypertension (23.8-30.7%, hypercholesterolemia (27-43.6%, and high LDL-cholesterol (31.6-46% increased rapidly. The prevalence of low HDL cholesterol was very high (60.5-63% in all surveys and remained remarkably unchanged among surveys. CONCLUSIONS: This increasing trends for the prevalence of T2D and cardiovascular risk factors predicts larger increments in the near future for T2D and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Intensification of the preventive and remedy strategies is mandatory in order curve the foreseen dramatic increment in the disease burden.OBJETIVO: Describir las tendencias en la prevalencia de diabetes tipo 2 (T2D, y otros factores de riesgo cardiovascular como las dislipidemias y la hipertensión en tres encuestas nacionales de salud (1993, 2000 y 2006. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Las bases de datos de ENEC 1993, ENSA 2000 y ENSANUT 2006 fueron reprocesados para asegurar la comparabilidad entre las encuestas. RESULTADOS: Entre 1993 y 2006 la prevalencia de T2D (6.7-14.4%, síndrome metabólico (26.6-36.8%, hipertensión (23.8-30.7%, hipercolesterolemia (27-43.6%, y LDL-colesterol alto (31.6-46% aumentaron rápidamente. La prevalencia de concentraciones bajas de HDL-colesterol fue muy alta (60.5-63% en todas las encuestas, manteniéndose esencialmente sin cambios. CONCLUSIÓN: La tendencias crecientes en las prevalencias de T2D y factores de riesgo cardiovascular predicen que a corto plazo habrá importantes incrementos en la morbilidad y

  10. Prevalencia del virus papiloma humano y sus factores de riesgo en hombres: revisión sistemática Prevalence of human papillomavirus virus and risk factors in men: a systematic review

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    Jaiberth Cardona-Arias

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. El virus del papiloma humano (Human Papilloma Virus, HPV es el causante de diversos cánceres del sistema genitourinario; se ha detectado en 97,4 % de los casos de cáncer de cuello uterino. No obstante su alta prevalencia, ha sido poco estudiado en hombres y las investigaciones realizadas presentan resultados divergentes. Objetivo. Describir el comportamiento de la infección por HPV en hombres y sus factores de riesgo, a partir de la combinación de diversos estudios. Materiales y métodos. Se trata de una revisión sistemática de la literatura científica con base en estudios publicados en español, inglés y portugués, en 10 bases de datos multidisciplinarias. Se incluyeron investigaciones realizadas en diferentes poblaciones, a partir de la implementación de un protocolo de búsqueda que incluyó criterios de inclusión y exclusión, aplicados por tres investigadores de forma independiente. Resultados. Se incluyeron 17 artículos, los cuales correspondían a una población de 8.788 hombres universitarios o militares, con VIH u otra infección de transmisión sexual, y compañeros de mujeres con cáncer de cuello uterino o que estaban infectadas con HPV. La prevalencia global de la infección fue de 38 %, con un rango entre 9 y 84 %. Los principales factores de riesgo de la infección incluyeron aspectos sociodemográficos, clínicos y de comportamiento. Conclusión. La disminución de la prevalencia de infección por HPV depende de la implementación de estrategias de intervención que incluyan hombres y cuyo eje sean los factores de riesgo y no los grupos de riesgo.Introduction: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV is responsible for various cancers of the genitourinary tract, it has been detected in 97.4% of cases of cervical cancer, despite its high prevalence, it has not been studied in men and investigations inform divergent results. Objective: To describe the prevalence of HPV infection in men and their risk factors, from the

  11. Prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular en ingresantes universitarios

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    Carlos A. Girotto

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de conocer la prevalencia de factores de riesgo para enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECV y su relación con antecedentes familiares de enfermedad, se estudiaron 3.357 ingresantes al 1er año de la Universidad de Mar del Plata, en el año 1991 que completaron su revisación médica obligatoria. La prevalencia de antecedentes familiares de hipercolesterolemia, hipertensión, diabetes mellitus, obesidad, enfermedad cardiovascular (ECV fue: 27,5%, 42,1%, 26,9 %, 27,2 % y 42,1% respectivamente. El 80,5% de los alumnos reportó al menos uno de los antecedentes familiares estudiados. La prevalencia de hipertensión (presión arterial sistólica > 140 mmHg y/o presión arterial diastólica 90 mmHg y de hipercolesterolemia ( 210 mg/dl en los participantes fue 7,0% y 14,4%. Se observó asociaciones de hipertensión con Indice de masa corporal (IMC, sexo masculino y edad. El 27,1% manifestó su condición de fumador, no presentándose diferencias entre sexos. El hábito se correlacionó positivamente con la edad y se observaron distintas prevalencias según la carrera universitaria elegida. La presencia de colesterolemia aumentada se correlacionó con la edad, el IMC y los antecedentes familiares de obesidad (OR: 1,32 IC95% = 1,06-1,64 e hipercolesterolemia (OR:1,38 IC95% = 1,10-1,69. Se detectó en un 3,7% anormalidades en el aparato cardiovascular. Se observó asociación con antecedentes de enfermedad cardíaca familiar. La prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovasculares hallados representan un toque de atención dada la juventud de la población considerada y muestran la necesidad de insistir en medidas educativas y de promoción de conductas preventivas.

  12. Prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular en ingresantes universitarios

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    Girotto Carlos A.

    1996-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de conocer la prevalencia de factores de riesgo para enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECV y su relación con antecedentes familiares de enfermedad, se estudiaron 3.357 ingresantes al 1er año de la Universidad de Mar del Plata, en el año 1991 que completaron su revisación médica obligatoria. La prevalencia de antecedentes familiares de hipercolesterolemia, hipertensión, diabetes mellitus, obesidad, enfermedad cardiovascular (ECV fue: 27,5%, 42,1%, 26,9 %, 27,2 % y 42,1% respectivamente. El 80,5% de los alumnos reportó al menos uno de los antecedentes familiares estudiados. La prevalencia de hipertensión (presión arterial sistólica > 140 mmHg y/o presión arterial diastólica 90 mmHg y de hipercolesterolemia ( 210 mg/dl en los participantes fue 7,0% y 14,4%. Se observó asociaciones de hipertensión con Indice de masa corporal (IMC, sexo masculino y edad. El 27,1% manifestó su condición de fumador, no presentándose diferencias entre sexos. El hábito se correlacionó positivamente con la edad y se observaron distintas prevalencias según la carrera universitaria elegida. La presencia de colesterolemia aumentada se correlacionó con la edad, el IMC y los antecedentes familiares de obesidad (OR: 1,32 IC95% = 1,06-1,64 e hipercolesterolemia (OR:1,38 IC95% = 1,10-1,69. Se detectó en un 3,7% anormalidades en el aparato cardiovascular. Se observó asociación con antecedentes de enfermedad cardíaca familiar. La prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovasculares hallados representan un toque de atención dada la juventud de la población considerada y muestran la necesidad de insistir en medidas educativas y de promoción de conductas preventivas.

  13. Prevalencia de anemia y factores asociados en adultos mayores peruanos

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    Carolina Tarqui-Mamani

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar la prevalencia de anemia y factores asociados en los adultos mayores del Perú. Materiales y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal durante el año 2011. El muestreo fue probabilístico, estratificado y multietápico. La muestra de viviendas fue 5792 y se incluyó 2172 adultos mayores. Se definió anemia como hemoglobina 23 a 80 años (OR 2,1; IC 95%: 1,4-3,0 y la delgadez (OR 1,7; IC 95%:1,2-2,3 se asociaron con la anemia. Los departamentos con mayor prevalencia de anemia fueron Ayacucho (57,6%, Ancash (40,1%, Lambayeque (37,7% y Apurímac (36,9%. Conclusiones. Aproximadamente la cuarta parte de los adultos mayores tuvieron anemia, siendo más predominante en los analfabetos, procedentes de áreas rurales y pobres. La mayor edad y la delgadez se asocian con la presencia de anemia en los adultos mayores peruanos

  14. Prevalencia de hipertensión arterial y factores asociados en la población rural marginada Prevalence and risk factors related to systemic arterial hypertension in a rural marginated population

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    Jesús Fernando Guerrero-Romero

    1998-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la prevalencia y los factores asociados a la hipertensión arterial sistémica (HAS en la población rural marginada de Durango, México. Material y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal comparativo en 627 comunidades rurales, de las que aproximadamente 90% tiene 250 o menos habitantes. Se determinaron las cifras de presión arterial y las variables sociodemográficas. Resultados. Se estudiaron 5 802 sujetos, es decir, 4 452 mujeres (76.7% y 1 350 hombres (23.3%. Se identificó HAS en 1 271 individuos (21.9%; IC95% 20.8-23.0, de los cuales 1 011 eran mujeres (22.71%; IC95% 21.5-23.9, y 260, hombres (19.26%; IC95% 17.2-21.4. Del total de la población blanco, 3 018 personas (52.0% viven en comunidades con menos de 250 habitantes, 2 080 (60.9% mujeres y 938 (31.1% hombres; en ésta se identificó HAS en 445 casos (14.74%; IC95% 13.5-16.0, de los cuales 326 son mujeres (15.7%; IC95% 14.1-17.3, y 119, hombres (12.7%; IC95% 10.6-14.9. Los principales factores de riesgo relacionados con la HAS fueron la obesidad, el diagnóstico de diabetes tipo 2 y el consumo de alcohol y tabaco. Conclusiones. Al parecer la prevalencia de HAS en la población rural marginada se relaciona con el grado de desarrollo de las comunidades.Objective. To determine the prevalence and risk factors related to systemic arterial hypertension (SAH in the rural marginated population of Durango, Mexico. Material and methods. A comparative cross-sectional study was performed in 627 rural communities, approximately 90% of which have 250 inhabitants or less. The arterial pressure and sociodemographic variables were determined. Results. A total of 5 802 subjects were studied, 4 452 women (76.7% and 1 350 men (23.3%. SAH was found in 1 271 individuals (21.9%; CI 95% 20.8-23.0 of which 1 011 were women (22.71%; CI 95% 21.5-23.9 and 260 were men (19.26%; CI 95% 17.2-21.4. Of the target population, 3 018 individuals (52.0% live in communities of less than 250

  15. Factores de riesgo asociados con la prevalencia de hipertensión arterial en adultos de Bucaramanga, Colombia Risk factors associated to the prevalence of hypertension among adults in Bucamaranga, Colombia

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    Leonelo E Bautista

    2002-09-01

    pressure readings were obtained, plus data on age and gender. Robust linear and log-binomial regression was used to estimate the independent effect of different risk factors on systolic (SBP and diastolic (DBP blood pressure and HBP. Results. Mean SBP and DBP were significantly higher in men (122.5 and 88.1 mmHg than in women (117.2 and 75.4 mmHg. The adjusted SBP increased with age, more in men than in women; DBP did not change with age. For each unit increase in BMI, SBP and DBP increased 0.76 and 0.69 mmHg, respectively. SBP was 6.8 and DBP was 9.8 mmHg higher in low-SES than in high-SES subjects. The adjusted PHBP increased with age and was higher in subjects ³50 years than in those 20-30 years old. Sex had no significant effect on PHBP (p=0.795. For each unit increase in BMI the PHBP increased 3%, and low-SES subjects had a PHBP 1.84 times higher than high-SES subjects. Conclusions. A high PHBP was found. There is a great potential for prevention by weight control. Further studies are needed to confirm the increasing PHBP in low-SES subjects and to identify its causes.

  16. Prevalencia de calcificación arterial y factores de riesgo cardiovascular asociados: Estudio multicéntrico poblacional ARTPER Prevalence of arterial calcification and related risk factors: The multicenter population-based ARTPER study

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    María Teresa Alzamora

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Estudiar la prevalencia de calcificación arterial (índice tobillo-brazo >1,4 y de factores de riesgo cardiovascular asociados en población general >49 años de edad. Métodos: Estudio transversal, 3786 sujetos seleccionados aleatoriamente en 28 centros. Para el cálculo de la prevalencia se usó toda la muestra, excluyendo los sujetos con arteriopatía periférica (índice tobillo-brazo Objective: To determine the prevalence of arterial calcification (ankle-brachial index >1.4 and its related factors among the general population aged >49 years. Methods: We performed a cross-sectional study of 3,786 people randomly selected from 28 centers. To assess the factors associated with arterial calcification using a multivariate logistic model, the whole sample was used to compute prevalence, excluding persons with peripheral arterial disease (ankle-brachial index <0.9. Results: Arterial calcification was found in 235 persons (prevalen 6.2%; 95% CI: 5.6-7.0, and was twice as frequent in men as in women. Patients with arterial calcification were older, had more previous cardiovascular events, diabetes and obesity, and were less able to perform physical activity than persons with a healthy ankle-brachial index. Conclusions: We recommend measurement of the ankle-brachial index in primary care centers to detect arterial calcification among men, persons with diabetes, overweight, obesity or difficulty in performing physical activity, and in those with left ventricular hypertrophy.

  17. Cefalea por uso excesivo de analgésicos en Bucaramanga, Colombia: Prevalencia y factores asociados

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    2013-01-01

    Introducción : el uso de analgésicos es frecuente en pacientes con cefalea; sin embargo no hay datos sobre la prevalencia de la cefalea por uso excesivo de medicaciones (CUEM) en Colombia. Objetivo: determinar la prevalencia de CUEM en Bucaramanga-Colombia y los factores asociados a este consumo. Se realizó un estudio de prevalencia mediante un cuestionario autoadministrado en habitantes de Bucaramanga seleccionados al azar. Las comparaciones se realizaron mediante la prueba t o el chi (χ2)i ...

  18. Prevalence of childhood overweight/obesity in Spain 1993-2011 and associated risk factors in 2011 Prevalencia de sobrepeso y obesidad infa.

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    Ajejas Bazán, María Julia; Jiménez-Trujillo, María Isabel; Wärnberg, Julia; Domínguez Fernández, Silvia; López-de-Andrés, Ana; Pérez-Farinós, Napoleón

    2018-01-16

    Childhood obesity is a recognized public health problem. The present work reports the changing prevalence of childhood overweight/obesity in Spanish boys and girls over the period 1993-2011, and examines the risk factors apparent in 2011. Children with a body mass index (BMI) of ≥ 25 were deemed overweight, and those with a BMI of ≥ 30 were deemed obese. Overweight and obesity was consistently more common among boys than among girls. The prevalence of overweight and obesity in Spain increased over the study period. CONCLUSIONS: According to the 2011 data, children who undertook no physical activity, or whose parents/guardians had a low level of education, showed the highest prevalence of obesity.

  19. Prevalence and correlates of skin cancer risk behaviors in Madrid (Spain Prevalencia y factores relacionados con las conductas de riesgo de cáncer de piel en Madrid (España

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    Iñaki Galán

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To estimate the prevalence and correlates of skin cancer-related behaviors in a representative sample of the population of the region of Madrid (Spain. Methods: We performed a cross-sectional study based on a telephone survey. A total of 2,007 participants aged 18-64 years completed a questionnaire that included items on knowledge about the risk of skin cancer, sun exposure, the use of ultraviolet (UV lamps and sunburn during the previous year. Logistic regression models were constructed, adjusted for gender, age, educational level and employment status. Results: Sun exposure as a risk factor for skin cancer was identified by 92.3% of participants and artificial tanning by 73.6%. Knowledge of risk factors was greater among university graduates and women (PObjetivo: Estimar la prevalencia y los factores asociados a las conductas relacionadas con el cáncer de piel en una muestra representativa de la Comunidad de Madrid (España. Métodos: Estudio transversal basado en encuesta telefónica. Un total de 2.007 personas de 18-64 años completaron un cuestionario sobre conocimiento de riesgos del cáncer de piel, la exposición al sol, el uso de aparatos de bronceado artificial y quemaduras solares durante el último año. Se elaboraron modelos de regresión logística, ajustando por sexo, edad, nivel educativo y situación laboral. Resultados: Un 92,3% identificaron la exposición al sol como un factor de riesgo para el cáncer de piel, disminuyendo al 73,6% para el bronceado artificial. Este conocimiento es mayor entre las personas con educación superior y en las mujeres (p<0,001. El 14,6% estuvieron expuestos al sol en verano durante las horas de máxima radiación ultravioleta (UV, y el 4,3% utilizaron lámparas UV en el último año, siendo más frecuente en las mujeres (p <0,001 y jóvenes (p <0,05. La prevalencia de quemaduras solares fue del 13,2%, siendo menor en las mujeres (odds ratio [OR] de 0,68; IC95%: 0,51-0,90, disminuyendo

  20. Prevalencia de hipertensión arterial y algunos factores de riesgos en pacientes en hemodiálisis Prevalence of hypertension and some risk factors in patients undergoing hemodialysis

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Fundamentación: La enfermedad cardiovascular constituye la principal causa de mortalidad en los pacientes en hemodiálisis y el principal predictor es la hipertensión arterial antes que la dislipemia y el consumo de tabaco. Objetivo: describir la prevalencia de hipertensión arterial y sus factores de riesgos en pacientes hemodializados. Método: se realizó un estudio descriptivo, transversal en 22 pacientes con insuficiencia renal crónica, terminal en hemodiálisis del Hospital General Augusto César Sandino de junio a diciembre de 2009. Se estudiaron las variables sociodemográficas, clínicas y del estilo de vida y su relación con la presencia de hipertensión arterial. Se utilizó la técnica estadística de análisis de distribución de frecuencias para categoría de variables, además, se empleó el test de independencia para probar la hipótesis nula de asociación entre las variables; precisándose un nivel de significación á = 0.05. Resultados: la edad promedio fue de 53 años con un tiempo medio previo en hemodiálisis de 57 meses. Entre las principales causas por las cuales llegaron al tratamiento depurador los pacientes estuvieron las no relacionadas a la diabetes mellitus en el 86,4 %. En 14 pacientes, que representa el (63,6 %, se recogía la historia de hipertensión arterial prediálisis y en hemodiálisis. El análisis multivariado mostró que la hipertensión estaba asociada con la edad avanzada, el tiempo de vida media en hemodiálisis y la presencia de diabetes mellitus. Conclusiones: la hipertensión es altamente prevalente entre los pacientes en hemodiálisis crónica y está asociada a la hipervolemia, el envejecimiento y la diabetes mellitus.Background: The cardiovascular diseases constitutes the main one of cause of mortality in patient in hemodialysis and the main one predict is the hypertension still before that the dislipemia and the consumption of tobacco. Objective: Describe the prevalence and risk factors of

  1. Prevalencia y factores de riesgo en personas adultas mayores en Costa Rica

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    El riesgo nutricional es la potencialidad de desarrollar desnutrición por déficit de alimentación, debido a diversos factores. La prevalencia del riesgo nutricional en adultos mayores utilizando la Valoración Nutricional Mínima (MNA®) en Europa y Estados Unidos es de un 15 % y 20 %. El estudio SABE-México, determinó un 31,8 %. Objetivo: Conocer la prevalencia de riesgo nutricional y sus principales factores asociados en los adultos mayores que asisten a un primer nivel de atención en Costa Ri...

  2. Prevalence of risk factors for HIV infection among Mexican migrants and immigrants: probability survey in the north border of Mexico Prevalencia de factores de riesgo para la infección por VIH entre migrantes mexicanos: encuesta probabilística en la frontera norte de México

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of risk factors for HIV infection among Mexican migrants and immigrants (MMIs in different geographic contexts, including the sending communities in Mexico, the receiving communities in the United States (US, and the Mexican North border region. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a probability survey among MMIs traveling through key border crossing sites in the Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico-San Diego (California, US border region (N=1 429. RESULTS: The survey revealed substantial rates of reported sexually transmitted infections, needle-sharing and sexual risk practices in all migration contexts. CONCLUSIONS: The estimated levels of HIV risk call for further binational research and preventive interventions in all key geographic contexts of the migration experience to identify and tackle the different personal, environmental, and structural determinants of HIV risk in each of these contexts.OBJETIVO: Estimar la prevalencia de prácticas de riesgo para la infección por VIH en migrantes mexicanos durante su estancia en distintos contextos geográficos, incluyendo sus comunidades de origen en México, las comunidades de destino en Estados Unidos de América (EUA, y la frontera Norte de México. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Encuesta probabilística de migrantes mexicanos que transitan por la región fronteriza Tijuana (Baja California, México-San Diego (California, EUA (N=1 429. RESULTADOS: La encuesta reveló una alta prevalencia de infecciones de transmisión sexual, uso compartido de agujas, y prácticas sexuales de riesgo en todos los contextos geográficos estudiados. CONCLUSIONES: Los niveles de riesgo de infección por VIH estimados para migrantes mexicanos en diferentes contextos geográficos exigen estudios e intervenciones preventivas binacionales que identifiquen y aborden los distintos factores de riesgo personales, ambientales, y estructurales que contribuyen al riesgo de infección por VIH en cada

  3. Prevalencia y factores asociados a la venta de cigarros a menores de edad en el Distrito Federal Prevalence and risk factors related to sale of cigarettes to minors in stores in Mexico City

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    Pablo Antonio Kuri-Morales

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Conocer la prevalencia y los factores asociados a la venta de cigarros a menores en el Distrito Federal. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal realizado mediante una encuesta a expendedores de comercios que venden cigarros. Se generó un marco muestral mediante el SCINCE 2000 del INEGI, se seleccionaron probabilísticamente dos Areas Geoestadísticas Básicas (AGEB por delegación y se realizó un censo de dichos comercios. RESULTADOS: Se visitaron 577 comercios de los cuales 73% vendió cigarros a menores, 58% vendía cigarros sueltos; 2.6% preguntó la edad y 1.2% solicitó una identificación. De los expendedores, 51% fueron hombres, 37% cursó la secundaria, 57% había fumado, 42% tenía hijos menores y 99% sabía que está prohibido vender cigarros a menores. El análisis multivariado permitió establecer un modelo explicativo, y se encontró que cuando el expendedor es hombre o se venden cigarros sueltos se incrementa entre 2 y 5 veces la posibilidad de venta, respectivamente. CONCLUSIONES: La venta de cigarros a menores en el Distrito Federal es independiente de las características del expendedor y del comercio.OBJECTIVE: To identify the prevalence of the sale of cigarette to minors in stores in Mexico City. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was done applying a questionnaire to salespersons in stores that sell cigarettes. The SCINCE 2000 from INEGI was used to select and sample two Basic Geostatistical Areas (AGEB per Delegation and a census of stores was carried out. RESULTS: A total of 577 stores were visited, 73% sold cigarettes to minors, 58% sell loose cigarettes, only 2.6% asked the buyer's age, and 1.2% requested identification. Among the salespersons, 51% were men, 37% had secondary school studies, 57% were smokers, 42% had children underage, and 99% knew that the sale of cigarettes to minors is prohibited. The multivariate analysis established an explicative model and it was discovered that when the

  4. Incidencia y prevalencia de los factores de riesgo en el desarrollo

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    María Luisa Poch Olivé

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio es conocer la incidencia y prevalencia de los factores de riesgo en el desarrollo en La Rioja con el fin de compararlos con otros estudios realizados y llegar a establecer las necesidades de intervención temprana en esta Comunidad. Se han recopilado y analizado los datos correspondientes a la totalidad de los nacimientos ocurridos durante los años 1998 a 2003 (inclusive en La Rioja. Se ha extraído, mediante el programa SPSS, la incidencia y prevalencia de los factores de riesgo (pre, peri y postnatal, comparativamente entre ellos, así como el momento de detección. Los resultados muestran: a una tendencia al alza de la tasa de natalidad; b prevalencia del riesgo situada en el intervalo entre el 3’51% y 4’73%; c entre los factores de riesgo, la prematuridad es la de mayor prevalencia e incidencia; y, d la detección del riesgo se realiza en edad temprana, predominantemente durante los primeros seis meses de vida, con un porcentaje medio de detección neonatal del 71’52% diferencial interanualmente. Conocer las situaciones de riesgo y su detección temprana permiten establecer programas de prevención e intervención infantil y familiar para optimizar el desarrollo.

  5. Hipertensión arterial: comportamiento de su prevalencia y de algunos factores de riesgo

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio de casos y controles con el objetivo de conocer el comportamiento de la prevalencia y de algunos factores de riesgo de la hipertensión arterial en un consultorio del médico de la familia perteneciente al Policlínico Comunitario Docente "Ignacio Agramonte" del municipio Camagüey. El grupo de casos estuvo constituido por los 150 pacientes dispensariza dos con el diagnóstico de hipertensión arterial y el grupo control por igual número de sujetos que no padecían de esta entidad y pertenecientes al mismo consultorio; se les aplicó a todos un modelo de encuesta donde se recogieron una serie de variables seleccionadas, para el posterior procesamiento de los datos de una forma computadorizada. Los resultados más importantes que se obtuvieron fueron: una prevalencia muy por encima de otros estudios realizados en el país, con mayor frecuencia en el sexo masculino, mayores de 35 años de edad y color de la piel mestiza y negra. Los 3 factores de riesgo que mostraron mayor grado de asociación fueron: los antecedentes patológicos familiares de hipertensión arterial, la obesidad y el abuso en la ingestión de salA case-control study was carried out with the aim of knowing the behaviour of prevalence and of some risk factors of arterial hypertension at a consultation of the family physician, belonging to the "Ignacio Agramonte" Community Teaching Polyclinic. The case group was composed of 150 patients dispensarized with the diagnosis of arterial hypertension, and the control group had the same number of subjects, who did not suffer from this disease and received medical attention at the same consultation. All of them took part in a survey where a series of selected variables were collected for the computerized processing of data. The most important results attained were as follows: a prevalence highly over other studies carried out in the country, with a greater frequency in men over 35 years old, and with brown and black

  6. Prevalência e fatores de risco associados à infecção pelo Vírus da Imunodeficiência Humana em parturientes Prevalencia y factores de riesgo asociados con la infección del Virus de la Inmunodeficiencia Humana en parturientas Prevalence and risk factors for Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection in pregnant women

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    Kelly Cristina de Lima Ramos Pinto Alves

    2009-06-01

    de riesgo asociados fueron la vivienda fuera del municipio de tratamiento y la baja escolaridad. Hubo un aumento de la prevalencia del VIH en parturientas en relación a datos anteriores. CONCLUSIÓN: Los factores de riesgo encontrados pueden estar involucrados en el aumento de la prevalencia y en el compromiso de la profilaxis prenatal para el VIH.OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and the risk factors for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV Infection in pregnant women admitted to the President Prudent State Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional epidemiological study with 873 participants. Sociodemographic characteristics, gestation clinical characteristics, and prenatal care data were collected with a semi-structure questionnaire, chart review, and prenatal progress notes, from March 1, 2005 to December 30, 2006. RESULTS:The prevalence of HIV infection was 2.1%. Participants with HIV infection had lower educational level and they were older and had a higher gestational age than those participants who were HIV negative. The risk factors for HIV infection were living far from prenatal health care services and having low educational level. The findings of the study show an increase in the prevalence of HIV infection in pregnant women compared with data previously reported. CONCLUSION: Higher prevalence of HIV infection in pregnant women may be related to deficiency in preventive measures during the prenatal period.

  7. Prevalencia y factores de riesgo de cardiopatía isquémica

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    Everardo Valdés Pacheco

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo en 4 consultorios de médicos de familia, pertenecientes al Policlínico Docente "19 de Abril" durante el año 1995; en el que participaron todos los pacientes portadores de cardiopatía isquémica (CI. Se encontró una prevalencia de 4,7 % con predominio en el sexo femenino y en las edades mayores de 60 años. La mayor parte eran jubilados y los factores de riesgo principales fueron el sedentarismo y la hipertensión arterial. La alteración en el E.C.G. fue el infradesnivel del segmento S-T y los medicamentos, los antiagregantes plaquetariosA descriptive study was conducted in 4 family physician’s offices corresponding to the "19 de Abril" Teaching Polyclinic during 1995. All the patients suffering from ischemic heart disease participated in this study. It was found a prevalence of 4.7 % with predominance of females over 60. Most of the individuals were retired. The main risk factors were sedentarism and arterial hypertension. The alteration detected in the ECG was the infradrop of the S-T segment and the most used draugs the platelet antiaggregates

  8. Ideación suicida en adolescentes universitarios: prevalencia y factores asociados.

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    Ricardo Sánchez

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio de tipo observacional, analítico y transversal, se propuso cuantificar la prevalencia de ideación suicida en una población de estudiantes universitarios menores de 18 años y determinar qué variables se asocian con la ideación suicida. Se seleccionaron 197 estudiantes de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia por un muestreo aleatorio estratificado por facultades. Se aplicó un instrumento para la medición de factores de riesgo mediante entrevistas psiquiátricas. El análisis estadístico incluyó descripción de variables, estimación de prevalencia para la población total y por facultades, análisis bivariado y regresión logística para análisis de factores de riesgo. Se encontró una prevalencia de ideación suicida en el momento de la entrevista del 4,45% y del 13% en el último año. Tanto la ideación como el antecedente de intento de suicidio fueron más frecuentes en mujeres. La prevalencia de trastornos depresivos es mayor que la informada para la población general del mismo grupo de edad. El maltrato infantil se encontró relacionado con trastornos psiquiátricos y con ideación suicida. Con base en los resultados del estudio se plantean recomendaciones para la evaluación clínica de pacientes universitarios menores de edad.

  9. Úlcera por pressão em idosos institucionalizados: análise da prevalência e fatores de risco Ulcera por presión en ancianos institucionalizados: análisis de la prevalencia y factores de riesgo Pressure ulcers in the elderly: analysis of prevalence and risk factors

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    Maria Célia de Freitas

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available As inquietações sobre o tema surgiram a partir de estudos sobre a prevalência de úlcera por pressão e pela convivência com idosos com lesões durante a prática profissional em instituições de longa permanência para idosos. Objetivou-se analisar a prevalência e os fatores de risco das úlceras por pressão em idosos institucionalizados. Estudo retrospectivo, de natureza quantitativa, realizado em uma instituição de longa permanência para idoso pública, na cidade de Fortaleza, Ceará. Amostra constituída por 300 prontuários de idosos no período de 2006 a 2009. Utilizou-se para coleta dos dados um formulário. Respeitaram-se os preceitos éticos. Os fatores de riscos mais prevalentes foram: acidente vascular encefálico (60% e hipertensão arterial (74,3%. A média da prevalência de úlcera por pressão no período foi de 18,8%, com variação de 11,1% a 23,2%. As recomendações para a prevenção das úlceras por pressão incluem a elaboração de um programa de prevenção para promover um envelhecimento ativo.Las inquietudes sobre el tema surgieron a partir de estudios sobre la prevalencia de úlcera por presión y por la convivencia con ancianos con lesiones durante la práctica profesional en instituciones de larga permanencia para ancianos. Se objetivó analizar la prevalencia y los factores de riesgo de las úlceras por presión en ancianos institucionalizados. Estudio retrospectivo, de naturaleza cuantitativa, realizado en una institución de larga permanencia para ancianos pública, en la ciudad de Fortaleza, Ceará. Amuestra constituida por 300 prontuarios de ancianos en el periodo de 2006 a 2009. Se utilizó para coleta de los datos un formulario. Se respetaron los preceptos éticos. Os factores de riesgo más prevalentes fueron: accidente vascular encefálico (60% e hipertensión arterial (74,3%. La media de la prevalencia de úlcera por presión en el periodo fue de 18,8%, con variación de 11,1% a 23,2%. Las

  10. Lactancia materna ineficaz: prevalencia y factores asociados Ineffective Breastfeeding: prevalence and associated factors

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    Elvinia Pinilla Gómez

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Es posible evitar muertes neonatales mediante la lactancia materna desde el primer día de vida, pues la leche materna es el alimento óptimo para el lactante por su contenido nutricional necesario favorecer el crecimiento y desarrollo. Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia y factores asociados al diagnóstico de enfermería "Lactancia materna ineficaz" en lactantes menores de 6 meses hospitalizados en una institución de tercer nivel. Metodología: Estudio de corte transversal. Se seleccionaron 108 binomios (madre e hijo hospitalizados en una institución de tercer nivel de atención en el año 2009, se aplicó un formato validado para identificar el diagnóstico. Se realizó análisis Rasch a las variables que representan las características definitorias del diagnóstico, con el cual se creó una escala de 0 a 100 y se construyó un modelo de regresión lineal con las variables asociadas a la medida del diagnóstico. Resultados: la prevalencia del diagnóstico fue de 93,5 %, la característica definitoria más fácil de encontrar fue Incapacidad del lactante para agarrarse al pecho materno y la más difícil fue agitación y llanto del lactante dentro de la primera hora después de la lactancia materna. La regresión lineal mostró factores asociados como: género femenino, peso del lactante y necesidad de la madre de ir a orinar. Conclusión: Existe una tendencia desfavorable tanto en la prevalencia como en la duración de la lactancia materna para los lactantes hospitalizados; la promoción de la lactancia materna debe ser un trabajo interdisciplinario; modificar las normas hospitalarias favoreciendo el contacto del binomio y la puesta temprana al pecho materno. Salud UIS 2011; 43 (3: 271-279Introduction: neonatal deaths can be prevented by breastfeeding from the first day of life, as is the optimal food for infants by their nutritional content required for better growth and development. Objective: To determine the prevalence

  11. Prevailing of ischemia cardiopathy, demonstrated by gammagraphy in less than 40 years old persons and its association with risk factors; Prevalencia de cardiopatia isquemica, demostrada por gammagrafia en menores de 40 anos y su asociacion con factores de riesgo

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    Cano G, M.A.; Castillo M, L.; Orea T, A. [Departamento de Medicina Nuclear, Departamento de Cardioiogia del Insitituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran. Mexico Distrito Federal (Mexico)

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    The Coronary Arterial Illness (EAC) is the first cause of death of those Mexicans. Among their numerous risk factors it highlights the age with more bias starting from the 45 years. The objective of this investigation was to determine the prevailing of ischemic cardiopathy (Cl) and heart attack to the myocardium (IAM) in fellows smaller than 40 years and to identify risk factors. The study of myocardial perfusion (EPM) it is a non invasive study and of great sensibility and specificity that it allows to detect obstructive coronary lesions. The used method was retrospective-traverse Study in 125 patients smaller than 40 years. Files of patients to who EPM had been practiced with Technetium 99m-SESTAMlBI, protocol of one day, were revised, where its were analyzed the short and long axis (vertical and horizontal). General data, somatometry, emotional profile analysis, lipids and glucose profiles were gathered. Results. The population conformed it 53% women and 47% men with average of 31.9 year-old age of corporal mass index (IMC) 25.1 kg/cm{sup 2}. 46% of abnormal studies was obtained, of which 35% was compatible with ischemic cardiopathy (Cl) and 11% with heart attack to the myocardium (IAM). The characteristics of these were: age 31.6{+-}6 Vs 32.6{+-}5.9 years; IMC 25.4{+-}7.0 Vs 24.4{+-}3.34 kg/cm{sup 2}; stature 161.6{+-}9.8 Vs 165.5{+-}9.7cm; TAS 139.1{+-}29.2 Vs. 115{+-}13.4 mm Hg, TAD 84.5{+-}17.4 Vs. 75{+-}9.4 mm Hg; civil state married 65.5% (p=0.005) Vs single 57%; bigger depression 32% Vs anxiety 28%, in the group of patients with Cl and IAM, respectively. In the IAM population it was found an additional IRC 21% (p=0.030), HAS 21% (p=0.025) and drug addiction 21% (p=0.002). The rest of the results didn't show significant differences. Conclusion: Only 6.5% of the patients that went to EPM-{sup 99m}Tc-SESTAMIBl in a 6 year-old lapse, were smaller than 40 years. 71% of them was referred by prechordal pain in who almost the half it was evidenced Cl or IAM

  12. Prevailing of ischemia cardiopathy, demonstrated by gammagraphy in less than 40 years old persons and its association with risk factors; Prevalencia de cardiopatia isquemica, demostrada por gammagrafia en menores de 40 anos y su asociacion con factores de riesgo

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    Cano G, M A; Castillo M, L; Orea T, A [Departamento de Medicina Nuclear, Departamento de Cardioiogia del Insitituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran. Mexico Distrito Federal (Mexico)

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    The Coronary Arterial Illness (EAC) is the first cause of death of those Mexicans. Among their numerous risk factors it highlights the age with more bias starting from the 45 years. The objective of this investigation was to determine the prevailing of ischemic cardiopathy (Cl) and heart attack to the myocardium (IAM) in fellows smaller than 40 years and to identify risk factors. The study of myocardial perfusion (EPM) it is a non invasive study and of great sensibility and specificity that it allows to detect obstructive coronary lesions. The used method was retrospective-traverse Study in 125 patients smaller than 40 years. Files of patients to who EPM had been practiced with Technetium 99m-SESTAMlBI, protocol of one day, were revised, where its were analyzed the short and long axis (vertical and horizontal). General data, somatometry, emotional profile analysis, lipids and glucose profiles were gathered. Results. The population conformed it 53% women and 47% men with average of 31.9 year-old age of corporal mass index (IMC) 25.1 kg/cm{sup 2}. 46% of abnormal studies was obtained, of which 35% was compatible with ischemic cardiopathy (Cl) and 11% with heart attack to the myocardium (IAM). The characteristics of these were: age 31.6{+-}6 Vs 32.6{+-}5.9 years; IMC 25.4{+-}7.0 Vs 24.4{+-}3.34 kg/cm{sup 2}; stature 161.6{+-}9.8 Vs 165.5{+-}9.7cm; TAS 139.1{+-}29.2 Vs. 115{+-}13.4 mm Hg, TAD 84.5{+-}17.4 Vs. 75{+-}9.4 mm Hg; civil state married 65.5% (p=0.005) Vs single 57%; bigger depression 32% Vs anxiety 28%, in the group of patients with Cl and IAM, respectively. In the IAM population it was found an additional IRC 21% (p=0.030), HAS 21% (p=0.025) and drug addiction 21% (p=0.002). The rest of the results didn't show significant differences. Conclusion: Only 6.5% of the patients that went to EPM-{sup 99m}Tc-SESTAMIBl in a 6 year-old lapse, were smaller than 40 years. 71% of them was referred by prechordal pain in who almost the half it was evidenced Cl or IAM. In

  13. Prevalencia y factores asociados a dismenorrea en estudiantes de la Universidad del Rosario

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    Bautista-Roa, Sandra-Johana; Bernal Herrera, Raúl Andrés; Yánez Montealegre, Natalia; Zamora Miramón, Irina Paola

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    Antecedentes: la dismenorrea es el dolor asociado al ciclo menstrual. Presenta una prevalencia entre el 60 y 93%. Se han descrito factores asociados como: edad de la menarquía, índice de masa corporal, ejercicio, tabaquismo, antecedente de dismenorrea materna entre otros. Materiales y Métodos: se realizó un estudio de corte transversal, basado en una encuesta anónima a 127 mujeres de la Universidad del Rosario pertenecientes a las facultades de Medicina y Psicología. Resultados: ee encontró u...

  14. Prevalencia de caídas en ancianos de la comunidad: factores asociados

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    Objetivo. Conocer la prevalencia de caídas en personas mayores, sus características, consecuencias y factores asociados.Diseño. Estudio descriptivo transversal por entrevista personal. Emplazamiento. Tres Zonas Básicas de Salud de Córdoba. Participantes. 362 personas de 70 ó mas años, residentes en la comunidad, elegidas por muestreo polietápico. Mediciones. Se realizó una valoración consistente en el estudio de las caídas con un cuestionario específico de la OMS, y de su calidad de vida, con...

  15. Ideación suicida en estudiantes de medicina: prevalencia y factores asociados

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    Pinzón-Amado, Alexander; Guerrero, Sonia; Moreno, Katherine; Landínez, Carolina; Pinzón, Julie

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    Introducción: Los médicos tienen mayores tasas de suicidio en comparación con la población general. Este riesgo tiende a incrementarse incluso a partir del inicio de la formación de pregrado en medicina. Existen pocos estudios que evalúen la frecuencia de conductas suicidas en estudiantes de pregrado de medicina, especialmente en Latinoamérica. Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia de vida y factores asociados con la ideación suicida e intentos suicidas en una muestra de estudiantes de medicina...

  16. Ideación suicida en adolescentes universitarios: prevalencia y factores asociados.

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    Ricardo Sánchez; Heidy Cáceres; Dora Gómez

    2002-01-01

    Este estudio de tipo observacional, analítico y transversal, se propuso cuantificar la prevalencia de ideación suicida en una población de estudiantes universitarios menores de 18 años y determinar qué variables se asocian con la ideación suicida. Se seleccionaron 197 estudiantes de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia por un muestreo aleatorio estratificado por facultades. Se aplicó un instrumento para la medición de factores de riesgo mediante entrevistas psiquiátricas. El análisis estadísti...

  17. Prevalencia de TSH neonatal elevada y factores perinatales relacionados con asfixia Bogotá 2012

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    Sánchez Moreno, Edwin Alexander; Rojas Ávila, Camilo Eduardo

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    Introducción: la asfixia perinatal es la tercera causa de muerte en menores de 5 años. Las secuelas neurológicas suponen una carga importante para las familias y los sistemas de salud (1). Los estudios que relacionan el efecto de la asfixia perinatal sobre las hormonas tiroideas son escasos. El estudio sobre predictores de asfixia es un tema de investigación permanente. El objetivo principal fue determinar la prevalencia de TSH de cordón elevada y su relación con factores perinatales asociado...

  18. Prevalencia y factores asociados al síndrome de sobrecarga del cuidador primario de ancianos*

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    Doris Cardona A; Ángela M. Segura C; Dedsy Y. Berbesí F; María A. Agudelo M

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    El síndrome de sobrecarga del cuidador de los adultos mayores es un estado de angustia que amenaza la salud física y mental por la dificultad persistente de cuidar a un familiar. Objetivo: identificar la prevalencia y factores asociados a sobrecarga en el cuidador primario de ancianos. Metodología: estudio descriptivo transversal, con 310 cuidadores principales de adultos mayores de 65 años y más de edad, seleccionados por muestreo aleatorio simple y entrevistados telefónicamente. Se calculó ...

  19. Prevalencia y factores asociados al síndrome de sobrecarga del cuidador primario de ancianos

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    Cardona A., Doris; Segura C., Ángela M.; Berbesí F., Dedsy Y.; Agudelo M., María A.

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    El síndrome de sobrecarga del cuidador de los adultos mayores es un estado de angustia que amenaza la salud física y mental por la dificultad persistente de cuidar a un familiar. OBJETIVOS: identificar la prevalencia y factores asociados a sobrecarga en el cuidador primario de ancianos. METODOLOGIA:estudio descriptivo transversal, con 310 cuidadores principales de adultos mayores de 65 años y más de edad, seleccionados por muestreo aleatorio simple y entrevistados telefónicamente. Se calculó ...

  20. Impacto de un programa de desayunos escolares en la prevalencia de obesidad y factores de riesgo cardiovascular en niños sonorenses Effect of a School Breakfast Program on the prevalence of obesity and cardiovascular risk factors in children

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    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar el efecto de un programa de desayunos escolares sobre el desarrollo de obesidad y algunos indicadores bioquímicos de riesgo cardiovascular en niños. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Entre 2002 y 2003, en 17 municipios del estado de Sonora, México, se realizó un estudio prospectivo, longitudinal en 254 niños del Programa de Desayunos Escolares (PDE, evaluados al inicio y al final del ciclo escolar (nueve-meses y comparados con un grupo control (sin PDE, n=106. Se utilizó el índice de masa corporal para la edad (IMC/edad y se midió la composición corporal por bioimpedancia eléctrica. En una submuestra de 264 niños (PDE y controles se determinó colesterol total, triglicéridos y glucosa en ayuno. Se estimaron media y desviación estándar y diferencia de proporciones con ji cuadrada. RESULTADOS: El IMC en niños del PDE y sus controles no fue diferente al inicio y final del ciclo escolar (p> 0.05. Asimismo, el porcentaje de sobrepeso y obesidad no se modificó (p> 0.05 al final del Programa y el porcentaje de grasa corporal no mostró cambios (p> 0.05. Sin embargo, la masa corporal libre de grasa (MCLG aumentó (p 0.05 en los valores séricos de glucosa, colesterol total y triglicéridos en niños PDE o en los controles. CONCLUSIONES: No hay evidencia de un efecto negativo sobre los niños del PDE en relación con factores de riesgo para obesidad y riesgo cardiovascular.OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of a School Breakfast Program on obesity and some cardiovascular risk factors in 6 to 10 year old schoolchildren. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A quasi-experimental prospective study was conducted in 2002-2003, in 17 municipalities of Sonora State, Mexico. The intervention group consisted of 254 children participating in a School Breakfast Program (SBP group. The control group (NSBP group, n=106 included children who did not participate in the program. In both groups the body mass index for age (BMI/age and body composition by

  1. Prevalência de fatores de risco para Síndrome Coronariana aguda em pacientes atendidos em uma emergência Prevalencia de los factores de riesgo para el Síndrome Coronario agudo en los pacientes tratados en una emergencia Prevalence of risk factors for acute Coronary Syndrome in patients treated in an emergency

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    Karine Franke Lemos

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    ,4%. Se constató una alta prevalencia de factores de riesgo para el SCA, necesitando de programas de educación en salud, considerando reducir la morbimortalidad.Our purpose is to characterize the profile of patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS assisted in an emergency service in Porto Alegre. The characterization of the profiles focus on risk factors. This prevalence study was carried out from August, 2007 to February, 2008. To collect the data, we developed a questionnaire, checked bedside assessment and measured anthropometric evaluation. 152 patients had their ACS evaluated, of which 63,8% were males, with an average age of 61 ± 10,26 years. 50,7% had acute myocardial infarction non-ST elevation, 14,5% acute myocardial infarction with-ST elevation, and 34,9% unstable Angina. Risk factors were sedentariness (86,8%; overweightness and obesity (77%; systemic arterial hypertension (75,7%; family history (56,6%; stress (52,6%; dyslipidemia (44,7%; diabetes mellitus (40,1%; tobacco smoking (39,5%; and alcohol consumption (14,4%. A high prevalence of risk factors for ACS was verified, indicating a necessity of health education programs to reduce morbimortality.

  2. Concentraciones de proteína C reactiva en adultos mexicanos: alta prevalencia de un factor de riesgo cardiovascular C-reactive protein concentrations in Mexican men and women: high prevalence of a cardiovascular risk factor

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    Mario Flores

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    were studied. Mean age was 38.3±15.2 years. CRP concentrations ranged from 0.19 to 255 mg/L (median: 2.26; interquartile range (FIR: 0.96, 5.83 mg/L. CRP concentrations were higher in women (median: 2.86; IR: 1.11, 6.68 mg/L than men (median: 1.63; IR: 0.8, 3.87 mg/L; p3.0-10 mg/L. Multivariate probit regression analysis showed that age, BMI, waist circumference, diabetes, microalbuminuria and use of oral contraceptives were positively associated with CRP concentrations >1 mg/L. Male gender and moderate alcohol consumption were negatively associated with CRP concentrations >3 mg/L (p3.0-10 mg/l in Mexican adults, indicating a considerable proportion of individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease, independent of other risk factors.

  3. Acoso escolar en la zona metropolitana de Guadalajara, México: prevalencia y factores asociados

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    María Guadalupe Vega López

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    Full Text Available Este estudio tiene como objetivos determinar la prevalencia de víctimas de acoso escolar en alumnos de escuelas secundarias públicas de la zona metropolitana de Guadalajara, México, e identificar factores asociados al hecho de ser víctima en el pe- ríodo 2009-2011. Se realizó un estudio de tipo transversal analítico. Se diseñó una mues- tra probabilística polietápica de escuelas secundarias públicas y se estudiaron 1.706 alumnos entre 11 y 16 años. Se aplicó un instrumento con cuatro apartados que permitió identificar a las víctimas de acoso y se utilizó un modelo de regresión logística para me- dir la asociación entre los factores analizados y el ser víctima de acoso. La prevalencia de acoso escolar fue del 17,6% (IC95% 15,8; 19,5. Factores de carácter personal, como sentir que no es aceptado por el grupo o no pasar mucho tiempo con amigos, fueron los que tuvieron una asociación más fuerte y estadísticamente significativa con el hecho de ser víctima de acoso en la escuela.

  4. Prevalencia y factores de riesgo en Yucatán, México, para litiasis urinaria

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    Medina-Escobedo Martha

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la prevalencia de urolitiasis en el estado de Yucatán, México, y una posible asociación de ésta con antecedentes familiares de la enfermedad y la dureza del agua. Material y métodos. Durante 1996 se efectuó una encuesta transversal en población abierta mayor de un año de edad, del estado de Yucatán. Los sujetos se clasificaron como litiasis definitiva (LD, litiasis probable (LP y sin litiasis (SL. Se determinó dureza total, dureza de calcio y dureza de magnesio a las muestras de agua empleadas para el consumo humano. Se emplearon ji cuadrada y t de student para comparación de medias de muestras independientes en el análisis. Resultados. De un total de 5 832 encuestas, 323 sujetos (5.5% se catalogaron como LD, y 282 (4.8% como LP. La prevalencia de litiasis se incrementó con la edad, partiendo de 1% en población de 18 años o menor, hasta 11.3% en los mayores de 50. El 44% del grupo LD y 34% del LP tuvieron antecedente familiar de urolitiasis, comparado con 28% del grupo SL (p<0.0001, RM 2.8, IC 95% 2.2-3.4 y p<0.0001, RM 1.8, IC 95%=1.4-2.4, respectivamente. Se observó que una dureza del agua mayor a 400 ppm se asocia con una mayor prevalencia de litiasis (p=0.003, RM 1.9, IC 95% 1.21-2.94. Conclusiones. La prevalencia de litiasis urinaria en Yucatán es mayor a lo reportado en la literatura nacional e internacional. La dureza extrema del agua empleada para el consumo humano y el antecedente familiar de la enfermedad son factores de riesgo que requieren investigaciones futuras.

  5. 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

  6. Prevalencia de diabetes mellitus y factores de riesgo cardiovascular en la población adulta de la Comunidad de Madrid: estudio PREDIMERC Prevalence of diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular risk factors in the adult population of the autonomous region of Madrid (Spain: the PREDIMERC study

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    Elisa Gil Montalbán

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia de diabetes y los principales factores de riesgo cardiovascular en la población adulta de la Comunidad de Madrid. Material y método: Estudio transversal de base poblacional en el año 2007. Se seleccionó una muestra aleatoria representativa de la población de 30-74 años, con un tamaño muestral fijo para cada estrato de edad, ponderando los resultados según la estructura por edad de la Comunidad de Madrid. Se realizó una encuesta telefónica. Posteriormente, en el centro de salud se efectuó la exploración física y la extracción de sangre en ayunas para determinar la glucemia, el colesterol y las fracciones lipídicas. Resultados: Se incluyeron 2.268 personas con una edad media de 48,3 años; el 52% eran mujeres. La tasa de respuesta fue del 56,4%. El 8,1% (intervalo de confianza del 95% [IC95%]: 7,0-8,9 de la población presenta diabetes y el 5,9% (IC95%: 4,8-6,1 una glucemia basal alterada. El 29,3% (IC95%: 27,3-31,5 tiene hipertensión arterial y el 23,3% (IC 95%: 21,4-25,2 hipercolesterolemia. El 22,8% (IC95%: 20,8-25,0 presenta sobrepeso de grado II, el 21,7% (IC95%: 19,8-23,6 obesidad y el 23,9% (IC95%: 21,8-26,1 obesidad abdominal. El 85,5% (IC95%: 83,1-87,1 eran sedentarios en tiempo libre y el 28,4% (IC95%: 26,3-30,3 fumadores. Conclusiones: La prevalencia de diabetes mellitus en la Comunidad de Madrid se sitúa en una posición intermedia con respecto a otras comunidades autónomas. Los principales factores de riesgo cardiovascular tienen una elevada prevalencia. El sobrepeso de grado II y la obesidad, que afectan a 4,5 de cada 10 adultos, representan una prioridad de intervención en la prevención de la diabetes y la enfermedad cardiovascular.Objective: To describe the prevalence of diabetes and major cardiovascular risk factors in the adult population of the autonomous region of Madrid (Spain. Material and method: A population-based cross-sectional study was carried out in 2007. A random

  7. The Bambuí Health and Aging study (BHAS: prevalence of risk factors and use of preventive health care services El Estudio de Bambuí sobre la Salud y el Envejecimiento (BHAS: prevalencia de factores de riesgo y uso de los servicios de salud preventivos

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    Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa

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    of risk factors that we found in the urban section of the municipality of Bambuí were public health problems only in large Brazilian cities. Around 72% of the municipalities in Brazil haveObjetivos. Describir por primera vez en Brasil la prevalencia de factores de riesgo y el uso de servicios de salud preventivos por parte de los adultos de edad > o = 60 años. Métodos. Este estudio basado en la población se realizó en 1996-1997 en la ciudad de Bambuí, localizada en el municipio del mismo nombre, Estado de Minas Gerais. En 1996 la ciudad tenía 14 950 habitantes. Para este estudio se seleccionaron todos los residentes en la ciudad con > o = 60 años y una muestra de comparación formada por personas de 18 a 59 años. Los datos registrados se obtuvieron mediante entrevistas y exámenes físicos. Resultados. De los 1 742 habitantes de la ciudad de Bambuí de edad > o = 60 años, 1 606 (92,2% participaron en la entrevista y 1 495 (85,8% fueron examinados (mediciones antropométricas y de la tensión arterial y pruebas de sangre. De los 1 020 adultos más jóvenes seleccionados para el estudio, 909 (89,1% participaron en la entrevista y 820 (80,4% fueron examinados. La prevalencia de los siguientes factores de riesgo fue mayor en los adultos de edad > o = 60 años que en los adultos más jóvenes: inactividad física (47,7 frente a 28,0%; tensión sistólica de 140-159 mm Hg o diastólica de 90-99 mm Hg (25,8 frente a 8,7%; tensión sistólica > o = 160 mm Hg o diastólica > o = 100 mm Hg (19,1 frente a 4,1%; colesterol total > o = 240 mg/dL (40,6 frente a 9,8%, y glucemia > o = 126 mg/dL (12,4 frente a 2,2%. El consumo diario de frutas y vegetales fue similar en ambos grupos (51,9 frente a 51,7%, al igual que el índice de masa corporal > o = 25 kg/m² (51,6 frente a 56,2%. El consumo de tabaco fue menor en el grupo de más edad (18,7%, frente a 31,1% en los adultos más jóvenes; con la proporción de participantes cuya tensión arterial había sido registrada

  8. Factores de riesgo relacionados con la prevalencia de sobrepeso y obesidad en adolescentes

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: identificar los factores de riesgo relacionados con la prevalencia de sobrepeso y obesidad en adolescentes entre 10 y 18 años que pertenecen a los colegios públicos de la ciudad de Cúcuta, durante el primer semestre del 2014. Materiales y Métodos: estudio descriptivo de corte transversal; con una población: 61.172 adolescentes y una muestra de 382 estudiantes matriculados en los colegios públicos de Cúcuta. El instrumento fue diseñado por las investigadoras para valorar las características sociodemográficas, medidas antropométricas, factores endógenos, exógenos y percepción del exceso de peso y de su imagen. Resultados: el exceso de peso presento alta proporción en la adolescencia temprana y en el estrato socioeconómico 2. Predominio de sobrepeso en mujeres y obesidad en hombres. En los factores endógenos asociados con estos trastornos, prevaleció el antecedente familiar de sobrepeso y obesidad, además recibieron otra alimentación y no leche materna durante los primeros seis meses, y como antecedentes personales presentaron ansiedad y parto prematuro. En los factores exógenos la alimentación de los adolescentes con sobrepeso es alta en grasas y en los obesos es alta en azúcares, baja en verduras y fibra. Los estudiantes con déficit y con peso normal, se sienten flacos y sanos; los adolescentes con sobrepeso perciben su silueta mayor, y los obesos la perciben menor a la establecida para su índice de masa corporal. Conclusiones: los adolescentes escolarizados presentan una alta prevalencia de sobrepeso y obesidad, observándose una mayor preponderancia de factores de riesgo endógenos y exógenos. De igual manera, presentan una imagen corporal que no corresponde a su estado nutricional.

  9. Prevalencia de alteraciones de la salud mental y factores de riesgo relevantes

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    Osbert Rodríguez Miranda

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available Dada la alta prevalencia de los trastornos de salud mental en atención primaria y el alto por ciento de pacientes que escapan de este diagnóstico, se han desarrollado instrumentos como el Cuestionario de Salud General de Goldberg cuya utilidad diagnóstica en nuestro medio requiere de evaluación práctica. En la presente investigación se utilizó dicho cuestionario para determinar la posible prevalencia de alteraciones de la salud mental en nuestra área, además se conformó un estudio de casos y controles evaluándose posibles variables de riesgo para ambos grupos con el fin de conocer si existía en los casos mayor riesgo de alteración de la salud mental. La prevalencia detectada es comparable con otros estudios y las variables mostraron todas una relación interesante con la alteración de la salud mental. La hipótesis de nuestro trabajo quedó demostrada. El Cuestionario de Salud General de Goldberg constituye un instrumento útil para el médico en atención primaria.Given the high prevalence rate of mental health disorders in primary health care and the high percentage of patients who are not covered by this diagnosis, instruments such as Goldberg´s general health questionnaire has been developed, the diagnostic usefulness of which requires practical evaluation in our context. The present research used the above-mentioned questionnaire to determine the possible prevalence of mental health disorders in our area; additionally, a case-control study was performed to evaluate possible risk variables for both groups to find out if there was higher risk of mental health disorder in the case group. Detected prevalence was comparable to other studies and all the variables showed an interesting relation with mental health disorder so, the hypothesis of our research work was proven. Goldberg´s General Health Questionnaire constitutes a useful tool in the hands of the primary health care physician.

  10. Prevalencia y factores asociados a macrosomía en Perú, 2013

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    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar la prevalencia de macrosomía y factores asociados en Perú, y describir la ocurrencia de complicaciones durante el parto y posparto. Materiales y métodos. Los pesos al nacer de los niños menores de cinco años fueron analizados usando datos de la Encuesta Demográfica y de Salud Familiar (ENDES 2013, llevada a cabo por el Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Los niños con un peso mayor a 4000 g al nacer fueron considerados como macrosómicos. Se empleó un análisis de regresión logística para establecer la asociación independiente de factores sociodemográficos con la macrosomía. Resultados. La muestra estuvo constituida por 6121 niños. La prevalencia de macrosomía fue 5,3% (intervalo de confianza al 95%: 4,8 a 5,9. El sexo masculino, un orden de nacimiento mayor, la obesidad materna y una mayor estatura materna estuvieron independientemente asociados con la macrosomía. Los partos por cesárea fueron más frecuentes en niños macrosómicos (43,9% vs 26,9%. Las complicaciones durante el parto y posparto fueron frecuentes, pero no estadísticamente asociadas con la macrosomía. Conclusiones. La prevalencia de macrosomía en Perú es relativamente baja comparada con otros países de ingresos bajos o medios. Los factores asociados con la macrosomía fueron principalmente no modificables, con excepción de la obesidad materna. Los niños macrosómicos nacieron más frecuentemente por cesárea. La reducción del peso y la prevención de la obesidad en mujeres en edad fértil en Perú podrían potencialmente reducir la macrosomía y las tasas de cesáreas.

  11. Prevalencia de infección por virus de papiloma humano (VPH de alto riesgo y factores asociados en embarazadas derechohabientes del IMSS en el estado de Morelos The prevalence of high-risk HPV infection in pregnant women from Morelos, México

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    Carlos Hernández-Girón

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Algunos estudios sugieren la posibilidad de que el proceso fisiológico del embarazo modifique algunas características del hospedero, lo que incrementa el riesgo de infección por VPH; sin embargo, esta asociación no está bien establecida. Pocos estudios se han realizado para determinar la prevalencia de infección por VPH de alto riesgo en mujeres embarazadas, y sus factores relacionados. El presente estudio busca determinar la prevalencia de infección por VPH de alto riesgo, en una muestra de mujeres embarazadas mexicanas, y sus posibles factores de riesgo. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se realizó un estudio epidemiológico de tipo transversal en una muestra de 274 mujeres embarazadas que acudieron a los servicios de primer nivel de atención del Hospital General del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS en Cuernavaca, Morelos, durante el año 2000. Se obtuvieron muestras de exudado vaginal mediante autotoma, y se aplicó un cuestionario estructurado sobre características sociodemográficas, ginecoobstétricas y de comportamiento sexual. La detección de infección por VPH de alto riesgo, se realizó empleando un método de captura de híbridos (Hybrid Capture II, HCII, Digene Corp.. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de infección por VPH fue de 37.2% (102/274. En promedio acudieron a su primera cita prenatal al sexto mes de embarazo; la media de edad fue 25.7 años. Los principales factores de riesgo asociados a infección por VPH fueron: edad, entre 20 y 29 años (RM = 2.82; IC95% 1.02-7.76, 30 o más años (RM ajustada = 6.85; IC95% 1.22-38.2; compañeros sexuales con otras parejas (RM= 2.05; IC95% 1.2-3.7. Mostraron asociación positiva, aunque marginalmente significativas: escolaridad menor de 6 años (RM = 1.67; IC95% 0.67-4.3; más de dos parejas sexuales en su vida (RM = 1.54; IC95% 0.7-3.4; y tabaquismo actual (RM= 1.6; IC95% 0.6-5.0. CONCLUSIONES: Los hallazgos indican una mayor prevalencia de infección por VPH de alto riesgo

  12. Prevalencia y factores de riesgo para el pterigium en la población de "Hebi": Henan provincia, China 2009 Prevalence and risk factors for pterygium in the population of "Hebi" Henan province, China 2009

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    José Carlos Moreno Domínguez

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Describir las características clínicas y los factores epidemiológicos del pterigium y propiciar las estrategias que permitan el control de estas causas en los pobladores de la provincia de Henan, República Popular de China. Método: se realizó una investigación observacional, descriptiva y transversal, teniendo como universo a 3940 pacientes con un diagnóstico presuntivo de pterigium en el pesquisaje activo casa a casa, en el período abril de 2008 a enero de 2009, de los cuales se tomaron como muestra 415, que acudieron a la consulta de evaluación en el Hospital de Hebi. Resultados: el sexo femenino con el 53%, el grupo de edades entre 31 y 50 años y los campesinos predominaron en el estudio. El grado II, primario y activo, la localización nasal y el tipo carnoso fueron preponderantes. El film lagrimal se afectó en el 57,5% de los casos estudiados con una afectación de la córnea en el 55,9%. Conclusiones: se encontró una fuerte conexión entre la hiposecreción lagrimal, alteraciones corneales y la presencia de pterigium en dependencia del grado de la dolencia, que permitirá establecer protocolos personalizados en la conducta para cada paciente que tenga esta enfermedad.Objective: to describe clinical and epidemiological characteristics of pterygium to favor the strategies to control the causes of the disease in Henan province, People's Republic of China. Method: an observational, descriptive and cross-sectional research was carried out having a target group of 3940 patients with a presumptive diagnosis of pterygium in an active screening "house to house" during April 2008 to January 2009 taking a sample of 415 patients attending to "Hebi" Hospital. Results: female sex (53%, the age bracket of 31-50 years old and farmers prevailed in the study. Pterygium of degree II, primary and active, having nasal location and fleshy type was predominant. Lachrymal film affected the 57, 5% of the cases in study and 55,9% presented

  13. Risk Factors

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  14. Encuesta Nacional de Factores de Riesgo 2005: resultados principales. Prevalencia de factores de riesgo de enfermedades cardiovasculares en la Argentina

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    Daniel Ferrante

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Hasta el momento no contábamos con estimaciones a nivel nacional de los principales factores de riesgo de morbimortalidad por enfermedades cardiovasculares que permitieran una estrategia de promoción y prevención primaria. En el marco del desarrollo de políticas de salud pública, el Ministerio de Salud de la Nación inició las actividades para la realización de la primera “Encuesta Nacional de Factores de Riesgo”. ObjetivosDescribir la prevalencia de los principales factores de riesgo de enfermedades cardiovasculares en la Argentina y su asociación con características sociodemográficas.Material y métodosDesde el 12 marzo y hasta el 17 de junio de 2005 se llevó a cabo la primera Encuesta Nacional de Factores de Riesgo. Se utilizó un cuestionario validado previamente para la Argentina, propuesto por la OPS y la OMS. La muestra fue probabilística, a nivel de viviendas, con representatividad nacional y provincial. Criterio de inclusión: población adulta (18 años y más. Se obtuvieron los principales indicadores de prevalencia de acuerdo con las recomendaciones de los CDC, se evaluaron asociaciones entre características sociodemográficas y se estimó la frecuencia de control de presión arterial y colesterol.ResultadosSe realizaron 41.392 encuestas, con una tasa de respuesta del 86,7%. Los principales indicadores a nivel nacional fueron: baja actividad física 46,2%, consumo de tabaco 33,4% 18 a 64 años y 29,7% en adultos, presión arterial elevada 34,4% (en personas que se controlaron,sobrepeso-obesidad 49,1%, bajo consumo de frutas y verduras 35,3%, diabetes 11,9%(en personas que se controlaron, colesterol elevado 27,8% (en personas que se controlaron,consumo de alcohol de riesgo 9,6%. Para casi todos los factores de riesgo evaluados se observó mayor prevalencia en la población de menores ingresos, con necesidades básicas insatisfechas y menor nivel educativo. Se observaron prevalencias significativas tambi

  15. Violencia física marital en Barranquilla (Colombia: prevalencia y factores de riesgo

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    Tuesca R.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Determinar la prevalencia de maltrato físico marital en mujeres en edad fértil que viven con su pareja, así como identificar factores personales, socioeconómicos y de función familiar que se relacionen con el maltrato. Métodos: Estudio transversal sobre una muestra aleatoria de 275 mujeres en edad fértil del barrio Carlos Meissel, de la ciudad de Barranquilla, Colombia. La información se obtuvo mediante entrevista personal en el hogar a partir de un cuestionario estructurado y siguiendo las recomendaciones éticas y de seguridad para la investigación sobre violencia doméstica contra mujeres de la Organización Mundial de la Salud. En el cuestionario se recogen datos sobre características personales, consumo habitual de alcohol y drogas, función familiar (según test de Apgar Familiar, características socioeconómicas y antecedentes de maltrato físico durante los 12 meses previos a la entrevista. Resultados: La prevalencia de maltrato marital fue del 22,9%, y el grupo de 25-29 años es el más afectado (33,3%. Se asociaron con el maltrato físico el consumo habitual de alcohol en las mujeres (odds ratio, OR = 6,02; intervalo de confianza del 95%, IC del 95%, 1,7-22,2 y en el cónyuge (OR = 10,11; IC del 95%, 5,1-20,1 y el consumo de sustancias psicoactivas en el cónyuge (OR = 11.01; IC del 95%, 4,2-29,5. Los ingresos mensuales por debajo de 300.000 pesos colombianos (140 euros también se asociaron con maltrato, así como presencia de disfunción familiar moderada o grave (OR = 16,9; IC del 95%, 4,8-59,0; OR = 81,6; IC del 95%, 18,8-35,5, respectivamente. Conclusiones: La naturaleza transversal del estudio limita la interpretación de los resultados. Sin embargo, se ha observado que en las mujeres de la muestra estudiada en este estudio el maltrato físico de la mujer por parte de su pareja se asocia con factores potencialmente modificables.

  16. Prevalencia de los factores de riesgo para toxoplasmosis congénita en maternas

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    2001-04-01

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    La toxoplasmosis a pesar de no ser una causa frecuente de infección en la gestante, sí constituye un factor de riesgo para el binomio madre-hijo. En nuestro medio la incapacidad para hacer un diagnóstico prenatal precoz y específico es muy grande debido a los costos; por lo tanto, la estrategia para disminuir este problema es principalmente la prevención. La toxoplasmosis congénita adquiere importancia cuando ocurre como primoinfección en la mujer embarazada, ocasionando anormalidades fetales. Los principales factores de riesgo están asociados a la convivencia con felinos.
    En la ciudad de Medellín se han desarrollado dos estudios sobre el
    tema: uno en el sector oficial con prevalencia de infección en gestantes del 38% (610 mujeres, y el segundo una encuesta en Susalud con 200 mujeres maternas en el que se encontró que el 86% de ellas desconocían la enfermedad, un 14.5% convivían con gatos, y el 27.6% comían carne mal cocida.

     

  17. Prevalência de fatores de risco cardiovascular em trabalhadores de uma indústria brasileira Prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular en trabajadores de una industria brasileña Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in a population of Brazilian industry workers

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    Roberta Soares Lara Cassani

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Determinar os fatores de risco cardiovascular é essencial para a prevenção primária e secundária das doenças do aparelho circulatório. OBJETIVO: Obter a prevalência de fatores de risco cardiovascular em uma população de industriários no Brasil. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal em uma coorte com entrevista sociodemográfica para identificação de fatores de risco cardiovascular, medidas antropométricas e de pressão arterial e coleta de sangue capilar para dosagem de glicose, colesterol e triglicérides em funcionários de ambos os sexos de indústria alimentícia. RESULTADOS: Avaliaram-se 1.047 funcionários, sendo 913 (87% do sexo masculino, com idade média de 36 ± 8 anos. A freqüência de sedentarismo foi de 83% e de sobrepeso de 63%. Hipertensão arterial foi identificada em 28% dos indivíduos e 45% estavam na faixa de pré-hipertensão. Alteração de glicose capilar foi detectada em 49% dos participantes, colesterol elevado em 7% e triglicérides em 11% da população. Os valores de índice de massa corpórea não se associaram à renda, mas houve relação inversa com nível de escolaridade. CONCLUSÃO: Sobrepeso e sedentarismo são os principais fatores de risco cardiovascular em população de industriários.FUNDAMENTO: Determinar los factores de riesgo cardiovascular es esencial para la prevención primaria y secundaria de las enfermedades del aparato circulatorio. OBJETIVO: Obtener la prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular en una población del sector industrial en Brasil. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal en una cohorte con entrevista sociodemográfica para identificación de factores de riesgo cardiovascular, medidas antropométricas y de presión arterial y colecta de sangre capilar para dosificación de glucosa, colesterol y triglicéridos en funcionarios de ambos sexos de una industria alimenticia. RESULTADOS: Se evaluaron a 1.047 funcionarios, 913 (87% del sexo masculino, con edad promedio de 36

  18. Definición, prevalencia y factores de riesgos de insomnio en la población general

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    Rueda Sánchez, Mauricio; Díaz Martínez, Luis Alfonso; Osuna Suárez, Édgar

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    Antecedentes. Se han informado varios factores asociados al insomnio, pero muy pocos estudios los han evaluado en forma conjunta, por lo que no se conoce su papel como factores de confusión. Objetivo. Evaluar la definición de insomnio y determinar su prevalencia en la población general y establecer la fuerza de asociación de varios factores de riesgos conocidos. Material y métodos. Estudio trasversal de 1.505 adultos seleccionados al azar en Bucaramanga, Colombia. La encuesta incluyó ...

  19. Prevalencia y factores de riesgo asociados a sífilis en mujeres

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    Carlos A. Hernández-Girón

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: Se ha demostrado que la sífilis, debido a la ulceración genital que produce, es un cofactor asociado para adquirir otras enfermedades de transmisión sexual (ETS, principalmente de origen viral como herpes tipo-2, hepatitis B, y el VIH. Aunque las mujeres trabajadoras del sexo comercial (MTSC han adquirido mejores conocimientos para prevenir las ETS, constituyen un grupo que por su heterogenicidad en términos de condición socioeconómica, estado de salud, ambiente y sitio de trabajo, manifiestan diferentes actitudes y conocimientos que hacen latente la posibilidad de adquirir y transmitir ETS incluyendo sífilis, por lo que lo estudio hace un acercamiento hacia los factores asociados a infección por Treponema pallidum en este grupo de mujeres. MÉTODO: Basado en un marco muestral, que identifica sitios donde se practica el comercio sexual femenino en la ciudad de México, se seleccionó una muestra de 807 MTSC, a quienes previo consentimiento informado, se entrevistó para que respondieran un cuestionario estructurado. Se obtuvo una muestra sanguínea para la identificación de diversos marcadores serológicos de ETS de acuerdo al manual de procedimientos para el diagnóstico de ETS. Para el diagnóstico de Treponema pallidum se utilizó una prueba de tamizaje de RPR (Bigaux Diagnóstica, y prueba confirmatoria de FTA-ABS (Pasteur Diagnostics. RESULTADOS: Las prevalencias de sífilis en la muestra de MTSC fue de 6,4% (52/807, siendo mayor en quienes trabajaban en sitios de calle comparadas con aquellas de estéticas. La edad de las mujeres entrevistadas osciló entre 17 y 58 años con una media de 29,2 años (d.s. 7,3 años. La prevalencia de sífilis fue mayor en los grupos etáreos mayores de 30 anos. La edad de inicio de relaciones sexuales varió desde 11 hasta 30 anos con una media de 16 años (d.s. 3,1 años. Los factores predictores de infección por T. pallidum, determinados mediante regresión logística ajustada

  20. Prevalencia y factores de riesgo asociados a sífilis en mujeres

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    Hernández-Girón Carlos A.

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: Se ha demostrado que la sífilis, debido a la ulceración genital que produce, es un cofactor asociado para adquirir otras enfermedades de transmisión sexual (ETS, principalmente de origen viral como herpes tipo-2, hepatitis B, y el VIH. Aunque las mujeres trabajadoras del sexo comercial (MTSC han adquirido mejores conocimientos para prevenir las ETS, constituyen un grupo que por su heterogenicidad en términos de condición socioeconómica, estado de salud, ambiente y sitio de trabajo, manifiestan diferentes actitudes y conocimientos que hacen latente la posibilidad de adquirir y transmitir ETS incluyendo sífilis, por lo que lo estudio hace un acercamiento hacia los factores asociados a infección por Treponema pallidum en este grupo de mujeres. MÉTODO: Basado en un marco muestral, que identifica sitios donde se practica el comercio sexual femenino en la ciudad de México, se seleccionó una muestra de 807 MTSC, a quienes previo consentimiento informado, se entrevistó para que respondieran un cuestionario estructurado. Se obtuvo una muestra sanguínea para la identificación de diversos marcadores serológicos de ETS de acuerdo al manual de procedimientos para el diagnóstico de ETS. Para el diagnóstico de Treponema pallidum se utilizó una prueba de tamizaje de RPR (Bigaux Diagnóstica, y prueba confirmatoria de FTA-ABS (Pasteur Diagnostics. RESULTADOS: Las prevalencias de sífilis en la muestra de MTSC fue de 6,4% (52/807, siendo mayor en quienes trabajaban en sitios de calle comparadas con aquellas de estéticas. La edad de las mujeres entrevistadas osciló entre 17 y 58 años con una media de 29,2 años (d.s. 7,3 años. La prevalencia de sífilis fue mayor en los grupos etáreos mayores de 30 anos. La edad de inicio de relaciones sexuales varió desde 11 hasta 30 anos con una media de 16 años (d.s. 3,1 años. Los factores predictores de infección por T. pallidum, determinados mediante regresión logística ajustada

  1. Risk factors

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    Dennery, M.; Dupont, M.A.

    2007-01-01

    This article deals with the development of risk management in the gas sector business: why a risk factor legal mention must precede any published financial information? Do gas companies have to face new risks? Is there specific risks bound to gas activities? Why companies want to master their risks? Is it mandatory or just a new habit? Do they expect a real benefit in return? These are the risk management questions that are analyzed in this article which is based on the public communication of 15 gas companies randomly selected over the world. The information comes from their annual reports or from documents available on their web sites. The intention of this document is not to be exhaustive or to make statistics but only to shade light on the risk factors of the gas sector. (J.S.)

  2. Prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular en una población adulta ambulatoria urbana: estudio AsuRiesgo, Paraguay

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    Graciela Chaves

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Las enfermedades cardiovasculares son la principal causa de mortalidad en el mundo. Aunque la mayoría son prevenibles, su prevalencia sigue aumentando. El objetivo de este estudio fue estimar la prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular en una población hospitalaria ambulatoria urbana y adulta de Asunción, Paraguay. MÉTODOS: Se realizó un análisis transversal de todos los pacientes incluidos en el estudio prospectivo de prevención cardiovascular AsuRiesgo dirigido al cambio del estilo de vida a un estilo de vida saludable. Se invitó a participar a personas de 18 y más años de edad que se encontraban en las zonas de espera de consultorios de un hospital terciario. Se obtvuvo información anamnésica, antropométrica y de laboratorio. Resultados: Se incluyeron 18 287 pacientes de 51 ± 16 años de edad, de los cuales 67,5% fueron mujeres. La media de peso corporal fue 77,5 ± 16,2 kg y el índice de masa corporal, 29,7 ± 5,9 kg/m². Las prevalencias de antecedentes de infarto de miocardio, accidente vascular cerebral, diabetes mellitus e hipertensión fueron, respectivamente, 2,6, 3, 13,3 y 53%, y las del hábito de fumar, dieta no saludable, sedentarismo y estrés psicológico, 29,3, 41,2, 58,2 y 56,6%. Por último, la prevalencia global de obesidad y sobrepeso fue 79,6%, las de prehipertensión e hipertensión arterial sistémica, 39 y 25%, respectivamente, y la del síndrome metabólico, 34,7%. CONCLUSIONES: Si bien las prevalencias del hábito de fumar, hipertensión arterial sistémica y diabetes mellitus fueron bajas, las de obesidad, sedentarismo, estrés psicológico, dieta no saludable y síndrome metabólico fueron muy elevadas, lo cual justifica una acción global para prevenir discapacidades o fallecimientos por enfermedad isquémica cardiaca o cerebral. La implementación urgente de los programas con estos fines a escala nacional es imperativa.

  3. Factores asociados a la prevalencia de tuberculosis en el distrito de Cartagena

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    Irma Yolanda Castillo Ávila

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: determinar los factores asociados a la prevalencia de tuberculosis en el Distrito de Cartagena. Metodología: se realizó un estudio analítico de casos y controles. La población objeto de estudio estuvo constituida por 240 personas diagnosticadas con tuberculosis en Cartagena. Se definió como caso toda persona ingresada al programa de control de tuberculosis del Distrito. Se realizó control comunitario a vecinos cercanos en la misma localidad, del mismo sexo, con más o menos cinco años de edad que el caso, quienes nunca habían padecido la enfermedad y sin síntomas respiratorios. Se almacenó los datos en el programa estadístico SPSSS versión 20.0, se calcularon razones de disparidad para estimar la relación entre variables. Resultados: participaron del estudio 303 personas (101 casos y 202 controles. Con un promedio de edad de 35.7 años (DE=17.9, para casos y 40.3 años (DE=20.3 para controles. Se encontraron como factores asociados a la presencia de tuberculosis el estado de vacunación con BCG (OR=0.11 IC 95% 0.05 - 0.22, tener pareja estable (OR= 0.54 IC 95% 0.30 - 0.96 y el antecedente familiar de Tuberculosis. (OR=20.97 IC 95%: 6.26 - 70.24. Conclusiones: el fortalecimiento de los programas de promoción y prevención de tuberculosis a nivel comunitario y familiar, puede mejorar el estado de salud de los individuos. La aplicación de prácticas como la vacunación de niños y niñas y las medidas preventivas en el hogar son necesarias para prevenir la aparición de la enfermedad.

  4. Prevalencia de factores de riesgo de enfermedad coronaria en trabajadores del Hospital General de México

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    FANGHÄNEL-SALMÓN GUILLERMO

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Conocer la prevalencia de algunos factores de riesgo coronario en trabajadores de una institución de salud. Material y métodos. De 1993 a 1995 se evaluaron 2 228 trabajadores del Hospital General de México, 1 531 mujeres (68.7% y 697 hombres (31.2% con edades entre 16 a 65 años, y se les clasificó por áreas de trabajo: en Intendencia hubo 477 participantes (21.4%; en Administración, 697 (31.2%; en Personal Médico, 495 (22.2%, y en Enfermería, 559 (25.0%. Se les practicó historia clínica, mediciones antropométricas y determinación de glucosa, colesterol total, LDL, HDL y triglicéridos. Resultados. Trescientos sesenta y siete sujetos (14.9% tenían colesterol por arriba de 240 mg/dl, con valores altos en las mujeres del área administrativa (17.1% y en los hombres del departamento de enfermería (26% que presentó la mayor tendencia (26%. Se encontraron niveles de triglicéridos por arriba de los 200 mg/dl en 471 personas (19.1%; obesidad, en 329 (13.5%; hipertensión arterial, en 549 sujetos (22.2%, y tabaquismo positivo, en 32% de los trabajadores. La prevalencia de diabetes mellitus fue de 6.24%. Conclusiones. Se confirma la elevada prevalencia de factores de riesgo de enfermedad cardiovascular entre los trabajadores del Hospital General de México, factores que en muchos casos son modificables, lo que confiere la posibilidad de realizar acciones preventivas.

  5. Prevalencia de disfunción sexual femenina y factores asociados, Hospital José Carrasco Arteaga

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    Matute Ortega, Viviana Soledad

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    Antecedentes: La disfunción sexual femenina (DSF) incluye múltiples desórdenes frecuentes presentes en una de cada tres mujeres, razón por la que es necesario el conocimiento de la fisiología de la respuesta sexual femenina y sus alteraciones. Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia de disfunción sexual femenina y los factores asociados. Metodología: Estudio transversal en 303 pacientes que fueron entrevistadas en las dependencias del servicio de Ginecología del Hospital José Carrasco A...

  6. Prevalencia y factores asociados a desnutrición hospitalaria en un hospital general: Perú, 2012

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    L. E. Veramendi-Espinoza; J. H. Zafra-Tanaka; O. Salazar-Saavedra; J. E. Basilio-Flores; E. Millones-Sánchez; G. A. Pérez-Casquino; L. M. Quispe-Moore; M. E. Tapia-Vicente; D. I. Ticona-Rebagliati; N. B. Asato; L. Quispe-Calderón; H. J. Ruiz García; A. Chia-Gil; D. E. Rey-Rodríguez; B. T. Surichaqui

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    Introducción: La desnutrición hospitalaria es un problema prevalente que genera mayor morbi-mortalidad, peor respuesta al tratamiento, mayor estancia y costo hospitalario. Objetivos: Determinar la prevalencia y factores asociados a desnutrición hospitalaria en un hospital general peruano. Métodos: Estudio analítico transversal de 211 pacientes en servicios de Medicina y Cirugía. Se analizó variables demográficas, clínicas e indicadores antropométricos. El análisis multivariado fue de regresió...

  7. La Obesidad en Córdoba : Estudio de su prevalencia e identificación de factores de riesgo

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    Aballay, Laura Rosana

    2013-01-01

    Tesis Doctoral en Ciencias de la Salud La obesidad es un problema de salud pública prioritario debido al gran número de personas afectadas y a sus graves consecuencias sobre la salud. Se estimó la prevalencia de obesidad e identificaron factores de riesgo bio-socioculturales, con énfasis en la dieta, en adultos de la ciudad de Córdoba. Se estudió 4328 sujetos mayores de 18 años residentes en Córdoba. Estado nutricional, patrones de consumo y hábitos de vida fueron indagados media...

  8. Prevalencia de la pérdida auditiva y factores correlacionados en una industria cementera

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    Hernández-Gaytán Sendy Isarel

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Documentar el impacto de la exposición laboral al ruido, así como sus relaciones con otros factores que pueden inducir pérdidas auditivas. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Durante enero y febrero de 1997 se llevó a cabo un estudio transversal en una planta productora de cemento en el estado de Morelos. Se realizaron una sonometría, dosimetría y pruebas audiométricas a 85 trabajadores para identificar las fuentes que generan ruido en las áreas de proceso, evaluar los niveles de ruido en dichas áreas (monitoreo de área y de personal y para determinar la prevalencia de pérdida auditiva inducida por el ruido entre los trabajadores. Para el análisis estadístico se emplearon medidas de tendencia central, análisis bivariado y modelos de regresión politómica. RESULTADOS: En las áreas de trituración, molinos de crudo y molinos de cemento se encontraron niveles elevados de ruido. La dosis personal más alta correspondió al puesto de envasador. En 55% de la población estudiada se presentó pérdida auditiva inducida por el ruido, y el área de proceso con el porcentaje más alto de pérdida auditiva inducida por el ruido fue la de calcinación, con 85%. CONCLUSIONES: Los resultados mostraron que el ruido es un serio riesgo en algunas áreas, y que algunos casos de pérdida auditiva inducida por el ruido hayan sido desarrollados por exposición ocupacional en esta industria. Se sugiere el diseño e implantación de un programa de conservación de la audición para proteger la salud y seguridad de los trabajadores.

  9. Prevalencia y factores asociados a ruptura prematura de membranas en gestantes del Hospital Vicente Corral Moscoso, Cuenca-Ecuador, noviembre 2011-noviembre 2012

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    Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia de ruptura prematura de membranas y factores asociados en gestantes del Hospital Vicente Corral Moscoso. Cuenca-Ecuador, durante el periodo enero a julio 2012. -Método y técnicas: Estudio transversal de prevalencia, en 657 gestantes que acudieron al Hospital Vicente Corral Moscoso. - Hipótesis: La Ruptura prematura de membranas es más frecuente cuando se asocian factores como antecedente de infección del tracto urinario, bacteriuria, amenaza de parto pretér...

  10. Prevalencia y factores de riesgo de incontinencia urinaria en mujeres que consultan por dolor lumbopélvico: estudio multicéntrico

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    Alberto Gavira Pavón

    2014-02-01

    Conclusiones: La prevalencia de IU en mujeres con DLP es mayor que la encontrada en mujeres de similar edad sin DLP. El asma, el estreñimiento y la paridad son los factores más influyentes en la aparición de IU.

  11. Prevalencia del consumo de hipnosedantes en población ocupada y factores de estrés laboral asociados

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    Colell Ortega, Esther, 1961-; Sánchez Niubò, Albert; Domingo i Salvany, Antònia; Delclòs i Clanchet, Jordi, 1956-; Benavides, Fernando G. (Fernando García)

    2014-01-01

    Objetivo: Explorar la prevalencia de consumo de ansiolíticos y somníferos (hipnosedantes) en una muestra de la población ocupada en España y evaluar su asociación con determinados factores de estrés relacionados con el trabajo. Métodos: Con datos de la Encuesta Domiciliaria sobre Alcohol y Drogas en España (EDADES) 2007 se analizó la distribución del consumo de hipnosedantes en el último mes entre la población ocupada de 16 a 64 años de edad (n = 13.005). Mediante regresión logística se ex...

  12. Prevalencia y factores asociados con el dolor de espalda y cuello en estudiantes universitarios Prevalence and factors associated with back pain and neck pain in university students

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    Aminta Stella Casas Sánchez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El dolor de espalda es un problema de salud pública dada su prevalencia a lo largo de la vida, los altos costos para los sistemas de salud y la afectación en la calidad de vida de las personas. La alta prevalencia en estudiantes universitarios (30-70%, se relaciona con limitación funcional en las actividades de la vida diaria. Los factores intrínsecos y extrínsecos tales como: la edad, género, práctica de actividad física y tiempo en el computador están asociados con el dolor de cuello y espalda. Los estudios revisados muestran asociación positiva y significativa entre edades superiores a 20 ó 21 años, con la probabilidad de presentar dolor lumbar. El género femenino, los años matriculados en la universidad y las horas/semana en el computador se asocian con dolor de espalda en varias localizaciones. Los resultados son controversiales para la asociación entre la práctica de la actividad física y el dolor de espalda. La práctica de algunos deportes, así como la suspensión de la actividad deportiva aumentan la probabilidad de presentar dolor lumbar. Adicionalmente, los factores psicológicos deben ser considerados para comprender el problema del dolor en cuello y espalda. En universitarios se han realizado pocos estudios sobre la asociación de la postura sedente con el dolor de espalda, pero para la población en general se han descrito los aspectos biomecánicos relacionados con la alineación corporal y la activación muscular; la postura y la presión intradiscal; así como los factores ergonómicos y contextuales que afectan la adopción y el mantenimiento del sentado. Salud UIS 2012; 44 (2:45-55The back pain is a public health problem due to lifetime prevalence that increases the health system costs and affect of the quality of life of people. In university students high prevalence rates between 30-70% is related to functional limitation in activities of daily living. Intrinsic and extrinsic factors such as age, gender

  13. Prevalencia de hipertensión arterial y factores asociados en la población rural marginada

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la prevalencia y los factores asociados a la hipertensión arterial sistémica (HAS en la población rural marginada de Durango, México. Material y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal comparativo en 627 comunidades rurales, de las que aproximadamente 90% tiene 250 o menos habitantes. Se determinaron las cifras de presión arterial y las variables sociodemográficas. Resultados. Se estudiaron 5 802 sujetos, es decir, 4 452 mujeres (76.7% y 1 350 hombres (23.3%. Se identificó HAS en 1 271 individuos (21.9%; IC95% 20.8-23.0, de los cuales 1 011 eran mujeres (22.71%; IC95% 21.5-23.9, y 260, hombres (19.26%; IC95% 17.2-21.4. Del total de la población blanco, 3 018 personas (52.0% viven en comunidades con menos de 250 habitantes, 2 080 (60.9% mujeres y 938 (31.1% hombres; en ésta se identificó HAS en 445 casos (14.74%; IC95% 13.5-16.0, de los cuales 326 son mujeres (15.7%; IC95% 14.1-17.3, y 119, hombres (12.7%; IC95% 10.6-14.9. Los principales factores de riesgo relacionados con la HAS fueron la obesidad, el diagnóstico de diabetes tipo 2 y el consumo de alcohol y tabaco. Conclusiones. Al parecer la prevalencia de HAS en la población rural marginada se relaciona con el grado de desarrollo de las comunidades.

  14. Prevalencia de factores de riesgo y riesgo cardiovascular global en la población de Tres Lomas

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    María E. Mazzei

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen:La mortalidad atribuida a las enfermedades cardiovasculares se encuentra en primer lugar y en aumento en los países en vías de desarrollo. En la Argentina, las enfermedades cardiovasculares producen, junto con el cáncer, más del 50% de las muertes anuales. En contraposición a las enfermedades infecciosas, éstas se denominan genéricamente enfermedades no transmisibles y se ha demostrado que son prevenibles en gran medida a través del control y el manejo de los llamados factores de riesgo para el desarrollo de enfermedades cardiovasculares. Es por ello que la información sobre la prevalencia y la variación en el tiempo de estos factores de riesgo es fundamental para realizar una vigilancia epidemiológica del problema de las enfermedades cardiovasculares en la población y, a su vez, para proponer acciones comunitarias preventivas.ObjetivosObtener información sobre los factores de riesgo cardiovascular en la población de Tres Lomas (Buenos Aires, calcular el riesgo cardiovascular global (RCG y comparar estos resultados con los descriptos para toda la Argentina.Material y métodosSe entrevistaron al azar 522 adultos de Tres Lomas. Se utilizó el cuestionario para vigilancia epidemiológica de la OPS y se realizaron mediciones antropométricas. En 100 individuos se determinaron lípidos y glucemia para estimar el RCG, definido como probabilidad de desarrollar un evento no fatal o muerte coronaria en los próximos 10 años. Por último, estas prevalencias se compararon con las estimadas a nivel nacional.ResultadosHubo menor prevalencia de diabetes (7,7% versus 11,9%; p < 0,0001, tabaquismo (27,7% versus 33,4%; p < 0,0054 y depresión (14,4% versus 22,8%; p < 0,0001, aunque más sobrepeso y obesidad que el promedio país (58,4% versus 49,1%; p < 0,0001. Aunque la medición de la tensión arterial fue más frecuente que el promedio (82,2% versus 68,4%; p < 0,0001, las determinaciones de glucemia (50,2% versus 69,3%; p < 0,0001 y de

  15. Prevalencia y factores asociados al VIH en habitante de calle de la ciudad de Medellín Colombia / Prevalence and factors associated with hiv among the street dwellers of Medellin, Colombia

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN Objetivo: determinar la prevalencia de VIH y explorar su relación con características sociales y demográficas de habitantes de calle de la ciudad de Medellín en el año 2014. Metodología: se realizó un estudio descriptivo-transversal para determinar la seroprevalencia de VIH y se exploraron factores sociales y demográficos asociados a la infección por VIH en habitantes de calle de la ciudad de Medellín en el año 2014. El procesamiento de datos fue realizado en el software SPSS 21.0. Los análisis incluyeron descripción univariada y bivariada, se utilizó la prueba estadística de Chi cuadrado; razón de prevalencia (RP intervalos de confianza del 95% asumiendo un nivel de significación estadística menor del 5%. Resultados: se encuestaron 184 habitantes de calle, el 80% eran hombres, con un promedio de edad de 40 (DE 11,4 años. Se identificó una prevalencia de VIH del 8,2%; para los hombres esta prevalencia fue de 6,1% y para las mujeres fue de 16,2%. Las mujeres tuvieron tres veces el riesgo de VIH comparado con los hombres y las personas casadas y en unión libre cinco veces el riesgo de tener VIH comparado con los solteros, separados y divorciados. Conclusión: la prevalencia mayor del 5% en la población habitante de calle, muestra que la infección por VIH en Colombia está concentrada en poblaciones clave (alta prevalencia y vulnerables y se requieren acciones focalizadas hacia grupos específicos. / ABSTRACT Objective: To determine the prevalence of HIV and describe the social and demographic characteristics of street dwellers Medellin in 2014. Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional study where the authors determined the seroprevalence of HIV and explored the social and demographic factors associated with HIV infection among street dwellers of the city of Medellin in 2014. The data were processed using the SPSS 21.0 software. Analyses included univariate and bivariate descriptions, and the statistical Chi

  16. Prevalence of risk factors for breast neoplasm in the city of Maringá, Paraná state, Brazil Prevalencia de factores de riesgo para el cáncer de mama en el municipio de Maringá, en el estado de Paraná, Brasil Prevalência de fatores de risco para o câncer de mama no município de Maringá, Paraná, Brasil

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of the risk factors for breast cancer among women between 40 and 69 years old in the city of Maringá, Paraná State, Brazil. An analytical, exploratory and cross-sectional study was carried out through a population research at homes in Maringá. The sample was composed of 439 women between 40 and 69 years old. The data were collected by home interviews, stored using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS software and presented in tables as absolute and relative frequency. The predominant ethnical group was Caucasian with an average age of 52 years. Among risk factors identified in the present study, an expressive number of overweight women were found. It is important and necessary to put in practice actions that identify the modifiable risk factors for the development of breast tumors in order to reduce morbidity and mortality levels due to this pathology.Ese estudio pretendió identificar la prevalencia de los factores de riesgo para el cáncer de mama en mujeres de 40 la 69 años, en el municipio de Maringá. Fue realizado un estudio analítico, exploratorio, de corte transversal, tipo encuesta poblacional domiciliar. El estudio fue realizado con 439 mujeres entre 40 y 69 años. Los datos fueron recolectados durante entrevistas domiciliares, almacenados en el programa Statisitical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS y presentados en forma de frecuencia absoluta y relativa. La mayor parte de las mujeres estudiadas pertenecía a la raza blanca, con promedio de edad de 52 años. Entre los factores de riesgo identificados se destaca el gran número de mujeres con sobrepeso. Se resalta la importancia de la implementación de acciones que tengan por objetivo identificar los factores de riesgo modificables para el desarrollo del cáncer de mama para, con eso, disminuir el número de nuevos casos y de muerte por esa patología.Esse estudo pretendeu identificar a prevalência dos

  17. Definición, prevalencia y factores de riesgos de insomnio en la población general.

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    Mauricio Rueda Sánchez

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes. Se han informado varios factores asociados al insomnio, pero muy pocos estudios los han evaluado en forma conjunta, por lo que no se conoce su papel como factores de confusión. Objetivo. Evaluar la definición de insomnio y determinar su prevalencia en la población general y establecer la fuerza de asociación de varios factores de riesgos conocidos. Material y métodos. Estudio trasversal de 1.505 adultos seleccionados al azar en Bucaramanga, Colombia. La encuesta incluyó aspectos sobre percepción y síntomas de insomnio, factores sociodemográficos, de estilo de vida y de la condición de salud. Para ajustar la potencial confusión, se generaron modelos de regresión logística polinomial. Resultados. El 11.4 por ciento (IC95% 9.7-13.1 de las personas encuestadas dicen tener problemas de sueño; el 63.6 por ciento (IC95% 61.0-66.3 referían al menos un síntoma de insomnio pero sin consecuencias al otro día y el 26.2 por ciento (IC95% 23.7-28.7 manifestaron tener al menos un síntoma de insomnio y consecuencias del insomnio durante el día siguiente. Los factores de riesgo asociados al insomnio con consecuencias diurnas son la edad (OR 2.079, referir estar sufriendo actualmente maltrato físico (OR 17.704 y tener dificultades en varios aspectos de la vida tales como dificultades laborales, económicas, de pareja o familiares, entre otras (OR 4.437, mientras que es un factor protector tener educación secundaria o universitaria (OR 0.649 y 0.511, respectivamente. No se halló asociación con historia de enfermedades serias, género, nivel socioeconómico o consumo de alcohol o café. Conclusión. La mejor definición de insomnio es la combinación de síntomas de insomnio y consecuencias durante el día. La prevalencia de insomnio es alta y se asocia con algunos de los factores previamente descritos en la literatura, pero no con otros, lo que pone de manifiesto la necesidad de que al realizar estudios se incluyan todas las

  18. Heart disease - risk factors

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    Heart disease - prevention; CVD - risk factors; Cardiovascular disease - risk factors; Coronary artery disease - risk factors; CAD - risk ... a certain health condition. Some risk factors for heart disease you cannot change, but some you can. ...

  19. Dolor en adultos mayores de 50 años: prevalencia y factores asociados Pain in the elderly: prevalence and associated factors

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    Abel Jesús Barragán-Berlanga

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar la prevalencia de dolor y los factores asociados en dos muestras de sujetos adultos: 50-64 años y mayores de 65 años. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se analizaron las variables de autorreporte de dolor, factores sociodemográficos, funcionalidad, salud, depresión y cognición del Estudio Nacional sobre Salud y Envejecimiento en México en su versión del año 2001 (ENASEM 2001. Se obtuvo la prevalencia de dolor autorreportado y se analizó la asociación con las demás variables por medio del análisis de regresión logística. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia es de 41.5%, más frecuente en mujeres (48.3% vs. 33.6%, con mayor prevalencia a mayor edad, y menor a mayor escolaridad. El dolor se asoció directamente con el reporte de artritis, enfermedad pulmonar, caídas, hipertensión, depresión, enfermedad vascular cerebral (EVC e historia de cáncer, así como con alteración en la funcionalidad. CONCLUSIONES: El dolor es un problema frecuente entre los adultos mayores mexicanos y se asocia con un gran número de patologías diversas.OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and the factors associated with pain in the Mexican elderly. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Persons ages 50 years or older answered the question: "Do you often suffer physical pain?" Prevalences were obtained, afterwhich multivariate analyses were conducted for the entire sample and for each age group to determine the associated factors. RESULTS: Pain prevalence was 41.5%, more frequent in women (48.3% vs. 33.6% and increased with age. There was a lower prevalence for persons with more education. Pain was directly associated with the report of arthritis, lung disease, falls, hypertension, depression, stroke, cancer history and problems with activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living. CONCLUSIONS: Pain is a common problem among elderly and is associated with some comorbidities.

  20. Prevalencia de los factores de riesgo para cáncer gástrico en universitarios

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    Gloria Esperanza Zambrano-Plata

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: determinar cuáles son los factores de riesgo prevalentes para el cáncer gástrico en los estudiantes de una universidad pública en Cúcuta, Norte de Santander, desde marzo de 2012 a julio de 2013. Materiales y Métodos: estudio cuantitativo con diseño descriptivo de corte trasversal, se obtuvo la información a través de un cuestionario diseñado por los investigadores autoadministrado por los estudiantes matriculados en pregrado, jornada diurna. La población estuvo conformada por 15.843 universitarios, se realizó muestreo polietápico estratificado proporcional por facultad, lo que indicó una muestra de 637 estudiantes. Resultados: se encontró predominancia en el género femenino, con rango de edades de 16 a 20 años y estrato socioeconómico 2. En los factores endógenos se halló prevalencia para herencia familiar de cáncer con un 36% y gastritis como sensación de ardor y dolor constante en la boca del estómago, acompañado de náuseas con 47%; la infección por Helicobacter Pylori soportada por medios diagnósticos, se presentó en menor porcentaje con el 2%. En cuanto a los factores exógenos, se identificaron como prevalentes el sedentarismo con 63,10%, hábitos alimentarios no saludables con 58%, el estrés con 57%, hábitos farmacológicos inadecuados con 49% y consumo de alcohol con un 29,2%. Los factores Índice de masa corporal (obesidad y consumo de tabaco presentan una menor prevalencia con 6% y 16%, respectivamente. Conclusiones: predominan los factores de riesgo exógenos, que son modificables y prevenibles para aquellos que aún no los tienen, de ahí la importancia de intervenirlos a tiempo, contribuyendo en la formación integral del joven.

  1. Prevalencia y comportamiento de los factores de riesgo del síndrome metabólico según los diferentes intervalos de edad, en una población femenina del área de influencia de la Clínica Las Américas, en Medellín - Colombia Prevalence and behaviour of risk factors in metabolic syndrome according to different age intervals, in a female cohort of the area of influence of the Clínica de las Américas in Medellín, Colombia

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    Fabio Sánchez

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes: el síndrome metabólico es una entidad de alto impacto epidemiológico, compuesto por elementos que tienen como sustrato común la resistencia a la insulina y son factores de riesgo para desarrollar enfermedad cardiovascular y diabetes. Objetivos: determinar la prevalencia del síndrome metabólico y describir el comportamiento de sus componentes en las diferentes etapas de la vida femenina, según la clasificación del National Cholesterol Education Program and Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III y la definición del consenso mundial de la International Diabetes Federation (IDF 2005. Diseño y Métodos: estudio descriptivo de corte transversal, en el cual se incluyeron 271 voluntarias divididas en tres grupos etáreos (menores de 40, entre 40 y 64 y mayores de 65 años quienes tuvieron evaluación clínica y por laboratorio con el fin de determinar la prevalencia de los factores de riesgo que constituyen el síndrome metabólico según las clasificaciones descritas. Resultados: la prevalencia del síndrome metabólico fue mayor al aplicar la definición de la IDF y significativamente superior en quienes superaban los 65 años para las dos clasificaciones, en comparación con las menores de 40 años. En las mujeres con diagnóstico de síndrome metabólico, el número de factores de riesgo incrementó con la edad al aplicar los criterios del ATP III. Conclusiones: el síndrome metabólico en la mujer, es una manifestación multifactorial en la cual la edad y el estado menopáusico son importantes factores que predisponen a padecerlo. Los resultados son aplicables a poblaciones de estrato socioeconómico medio y medio-alto de la ciudad y se asemejan a hallazgos publicados por otros autores.Background: metabolic syndrome is a high impact epidemiologic entity made up of elements with a common substrate that is insulin resistance which is a risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Objectives: to determine the

  2. Prevalencia y factores asociados a dismenorrea en estudiantes de ciencias de la salud

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    Natalia Yáñez

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Dysmenorrhea has a prevalence between 60 and 93%. Different factors have been associated such as age at menarche, body mass index, exercise, smoking and maternal history of dysmenorrheaamong others. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study wasconducted, based on an anonymous survey applied to a random sample of127 women from the school of medicine and psychology at the Universidad Del Rosario. Results: The prevalence of dysmenorrhea was 73%. 67% of participants presenting with menstrual pain, reportedthey have taken medication for pain relief, (66.7% self medicated. 32.5% of respondents with dysmenorrhea have been absent from theiracademic or social work, with a percentage of school absenteeismdue to pain from 74.5% in at least one day. The risk of dysmenorrhoeawas 2.36 times higher in women who had mothers with this history (OR = 2.36, 95% CI 1.03 to 5.40. No associations with other factors were found. Conclusions: Dysmenorrhea is a disease with a high prevalenceand significant impact on school absenteeism. Maternal history ofdysmenorrhea was the only factor positively associated in this study.

  3. Prevalencia de tabaquismo durante el embarazo y factores asociados en Andalucía 2007-2012

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    Pedro M. Mateos-Vílchez

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    Full Text Available Fundamentos: El tabaquismo durante la gestación constituye el principal problema prevenible de salud perinatal. El objetivo es establecer la prevalencia de tabaquismo de las mujeres gestantes en distintos momentos del embarazo así como explorar factores asociados al mismo. Métodos: Estudio transversal. La población diana fueron las mujeres cuyo control de embarazo se realizaba en centros de salud públicos. Muestra aleatoria representativa de 40 centros estratificados según número de embarazos. Participaron 1.813 mujeres seleccionadas en 3 muestras independientes (inicio y final del embarazo y posparto. La exposición se midió mediante cotinina en orina, autodeclaración y monóxido de carbono. Se registraron variables sociodemográficas, de tabaquismo y clínico-obstétricas. Se realizó una regresión logística para identificar los factores asociados al tabaquismo. Resultados: La prevalencia media fue 21,6%, menor al final del embarazo (15,6% y en el puerperio (16,7% y mayor en el principio del embarazo (30,3%. Las mujeres fumadoras diarias pasaron del 56,3% antes del embarazo al 14% al final (autodeclaración. El 21,8% de los abandonos se produjo antes del embarazo y el 23,6% cuando las mujeres supieron que estaban embarazadas. La ocultación del consumo fue 19,6% . Fueron factores asociados ser joven (OR: 0,956; IC: 0,92-0,99, estar expuesta al tabaco en el hogar (OR: 3,48; IC: 2,6-4,7, consumo pregestacional alto (6-10 OR: 13,1 IC: 3-56,9; >10 OR: 25,1 IC: 5,8-109,6, mayor edad gestacional en la medición (al final OR: 0,5 IC: 0,4-0,8; posparto inmediato OR: 0,4 IC: 0,3-0,6 y menor nivel de estudios (sin estudios y primer grado comparadas con universitarias OR: 1,98; IC: 1,22-3,22. Conclusiones: El perfil de la mujer gestante fumadora es el de una mujer joven con bajo nivel educativo, expuesta al humo de tabaco en el hogar y con alto consumo pregestacional.

  4. Risk factors.

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    2005-06-01

    Minimize surprises on your financial statement by adopting a model for integrated risk management that: Examines interrelationships among operations, investments, and financing. Incorporates concepts of the capital asset pricing model to manage unexpected volatility

  5. Accidentes biológicos en estudiantes de medicina de una universidad peruana: prevalencia, mecanismos y factores de riesgo

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    Elizabeth Inga

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Una de las más serias amenazas que enfrentan los estudiantes de medicina durante su práctica clínica es la posibilidad de exposición a accidentes biológicos, debido en la mayoría de los casos a la inexperiencia y el escaso desarrollo de las habilidades manuales. Objetivos: Establecer la frecuencia, mecanismos, circunstancias y factores de riesgo de los accidentes biológicos ocurridos entre estudiantes de medicina. Diseño: Estudio descriptivo observacional de corte transversal. Institución: Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Perú. Participantes: Estudiantes de medicina. Metodología: Se aplicó una encuesta estructurada anónima, voluntaria y autoadministrada. Principales medidas de resultados: Accidentes biológicos. Resultados: En total fueron 307 entrevistados. La prevalencia de accidentes biológicos en la población estudiada fue de 51,5% (158/307. La media de accidentes biológicos en el último año fue de 1,06. El 91,1% de los estudiantes del último año presentó al menos un accidente biológico, versus 11,9% en los estudiantes del primer año. Los estudiantes del último año informaron con más frecuencia accidentes de riesgo alto para transmisión de infecciones, siendo 47,6% por pinchazo con objeto punzocortante, y 80,6% tuvo exposición a sangre; los accidentes de riesgo alto son mucho más frecuentes en quirófanos y sala de partos (51,9%. Conclusiones: La prevalencia de accidentes biológicos fue 51,5%, siendo el pinchazo la forma más frecuente. Es necesario desarrollar estrategias que permitan velar por la bioseguridad de los estudiantes de medicina.

  6. Prevalencia del bruxismo de vigilia y sus factores asociados estudiantes universitarios de la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad de Cuenca 2015

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    Ordóñez Plaza, Miriam Patricia

    2016-01-01

    El propósito de la presente investigación fue establecer la prevalencia de Bruxismo probable de Vigilia y sus factores asociados. Materiales y métodos: se evaluaron 284 pacientes mediante un cuestionario de autoreporte más la examinación clínica y la aplicación de la escala validada DASS-21 que mide estrés, ansiedad, y depresión. Resultados: los datos revelaron una prevalencia de 52.1% de Bruxismo de vigilia y una alta asociación con la variable estrés (OR: 3.148 IC 95%: 1.9 - 5.1), ansiedad...

  7. Prevalencia y factores de riesgo de las lesiones de la mucosa oral en la población urbana del Uruguay

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    Beatriz Casnati

    Full Text Available Objetivo: El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar la prevalencia de las lesiones de la mucosa bucal e identificar los factores de riesgo en el desarrollo de las mismas en una muestra representativa de la población adulta urbana del Uruguay. Metodología: Se trata de un estudio transversal que registró 922 personas (537 F/385M, edades de 15-24, 35-44 y 65-74 años basado en un diseño muestral estratificado por conglomerado polietápico. A partir de los datos de la muestra se estimaron las prevalencias de cada entidad así como los intervalos de confianza al 95%. Resultados: La candidosis y las lesiones proliferativas se observaron en 26% y en 17% de las personas y se presentaron significativamente asociadas al género femenino. La prevalencia de la leucoplasia fue del 7% y en el análisis multivariado presentó una asociación significativa con el consumo de mate. Conclusiones: Las lesiones orales se presentan de manera prevalente en los adultos mayores en el Uruguay, lo que sugiere que se deberían implementar programas de prevención, diagnóstico y tratamiento adecuado de las mismas

  8. Prevalencia de depresión y factores asociados con ella en la población colombiana The prevalence of and factors associated with depression in Colombia

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    Carlos Gómez-Restrepo

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Analizar la prevalencia del síndrome depresivo y los factores asociados con la depresión en Colombia entre los años 2000 y 2001. MÉTODOS: Para este estudio descriptivo de corte transversal se aplicó una encuesta entre noviembre de 2000 y enero de 2001 a 1 116 adultos de 18 años de edad o más de uno u otro sexo que residían en viviendas particulares seleccionadas mediante un muestreo representativo nacional polietápico, estratificado según el grado de urbanización del área incluida en el muestreo. La depresión se clasificó en breve, subclínica o clínica (leve, moderada o grave en los 30 días y los 12 meses previos a la entrevista. Se calcularon las frecuencias simples y estratificadas por la edad y el sexo, y los intervalos de confianza de 95% (IC95% de más de 500 variables. La asociación de las variables seleccionadas con episodios depresivos se evaluó mediante un modelo de regresión logística con múltiples variables. RESULTADOS: De las personas estudiadas, 10,0% (IC95%: 9,2 a 10,7 presentaron algún episodio depresivo en los 12 meses previos a la encuesta y 8,5% (IC95%: 7,8 a 9,2 sufrieron alguno durante el último mes. Hubo una mayor proporción de mujeres con depresión en ambos períodos. Más de 50% de los episodios fueron moderados, tanto en hombres como en mujeres, y las mayores prevalencias se encontraron en las personas mayores de 45 años. Los factores asociados con la depresión en el último mes fueron ser mujer, considerar el estado de salud propio como regular o malo, sufrir de dolores o molestias, tener dificultades en las relaciones interpersonales, consumir marihuana o sustancias adictivas, medicamentos estimulantes o calmantes, tener dependencia del alcohol, o estar desempleado con discapacidad. CONCLUSIÓN: La depresión es una afección frecuente en Colombia. Se deben poner en marcha medidas dirigidas a reducir el riesgo de depresión, especialmente en mujeres y en personas mayores de 45 a

  9. Risk Factors for Scleroderma

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    ... You are here: Home For Patients Risk Factors Risk Factors for Scleroderma The cause of scleroderma is ... what biological factors contribute to scleroderma pathogenesis. Genetic Risk Scleroderma does not tend to run in families ...

  10. Risk Factors and Prevention

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    ... Resources Risk Factors & Prevention Back to Patient Resources Risk Factors & Prevention Even people who look healthy and ... Blood Pressure , high cholesterol, diabetes, and thyroid disease. Risk Factors For Arrhythmias and Heart Disease The following ...

  11. Relieves prácticos de la prevalencia de una determinada causa en el factoring

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    María Elisa Camacho

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    Full Text Available Continuando con el análisis sobre el contrato de factoring, en esta segunda entrega queremos concentrarnos en otra de sus principales problemáticas, cual es la relativa a su calificación jurídica teniendo en cuenta la multiplicidad de prestaciones que pueden estar a cargo de cada una de las partes, en especial de la sociedad de factoring. Para ello aprovecharemos nuevamente la experiencia italiana en la que se han desarrollados diversas posturas en torno a la tipicidad de dicho contrato y a la incidencia que estas tienen en importantes aspectos prácticos de la materia.

  12. Relieves prácticos de la prevalencia de una determinada causa en el factoring

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    María Elisa Camacho

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    Full Text Available Continuando con el análisis sobre el contrato de factoring, en esta segunda entrega queremos concentrarnos en otra de sus principales problemáticas, cual es la relativa a su calificación jurídica teniendo en cuenta la multiplicidad de prestaciones que pueden estar a cargo de cada una de las partes, en especial de la sociedad de factoring. Para ello aprovecharemos nuevamente la experiencia italiana en la que se han desarrollados diversas posturas en torno a la tipicidad de dicho contrato y a la incidencia que estas tienen en importantes aspectos prácticos de la materia.

  13. Prevalencia y factores asociados a macrosomía en Perú, 2013

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    Ledo Alves da Cunha, Antonio José; Faculdade de Medicina, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Doctor en Epidemiología; Sobrino Toro, Manuel; Faculdad de Medicina, Universidad de Sevilla. Sevilla, España. doctor en Medicina; Gutiérrez, César; Instituto de Medicina Tropical Daniel A. Carrión, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. magíster en Epidemiología; Alarcón-Villaverde, Jorge; Instituto de Medicina Tropical Daniel A. Carrión, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. doctor en Medicina

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    Objectives. To determine the prevalence of macrosomia and factors associated with it in Peru and to describe the occurrence of complications peri- and postpartum. Materials and Methods. Birth weights of children under the age of 5 years were analyzed using data from the 2013 Demographic and Family Health Survey (ENDES) carried out by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Children with a birth weight higher than 4000 g were considered macrosomic. A logistic regression analysis w...

  14. Prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular en pacientes con dislipidemia afiliados al sistema de salud en Colombia

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    Jorge E Machado-Alba

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar la prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular y el riesgo de presentar un evento cardiocerebrovascular a diez años, en pacientes con dislipidemia afiliados al sistema de salud colombiano. Materiales y métodos. Estudio retrospectivo que tomó una muestra probabilística y estratificada de 551 pacientes con diagnóstico de dislipidemia, a partir de una población de 41 201 personas con tratamiento hipolipemiante en diez ciudades colombianas entre enero de 2010 y junio de 2011. A partir de registros médicos, se evaluaron variables sociodemográficas, antropométricas, bioquímicas y factores de riesgo. Para establecer el riesgo cardiovascular a diez años se empleó el algoritmo de Framingham. Resultados. Se encontraron 311 (56,4% mujeres, con edad promedio global de 64,9 ± 10,8 años. La probabilidad promedio de desarrollar un episodio cardiovascular a 10 años fue del 14,0%. Los otros factores de riesgo cardiovascular más frecuentes fueron hipertensión (93,2%; hombre mayor de 55 años (35,8%; mujer mayor de 65 años (28,1%; diabetes mellitus (28,5%; historia familiar de enfermedad coronaria (17,2%; historia personal de enfermedad coronaria o cerebrovascular (16,7%, y tabaquismo (6,4%. Los tipos de dislipidemia encontrados fueron: mixta (46,6%, hipercolesterolemia aislada (29,4% e hipertrigliceridemia (20,3%. Conclusiones. Los pacientes tratados son hombres y mujeres mayores de 65 años que padecen principalmente dislipidemia mixta, y tienen una probabilidad del 14,0% de sufrir un episodio cardiovascular en los próximos diez años. Se deben promover políticas públicas saludables para reducir la presencia de hipertensión y diabetes mellitus.

  15. Perfil lipídico en mayores de 65 años.: Prevalencia de hipercolesterolemia y factores de riesgo cardiovascular.

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    Tomás Casado Cornejo

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    Full Text Available La hipercolesterolemia es frecuente en las personas mayores de 65 años. Objetivo: determinar la prevalencia de hipercolesterolemia y de los factores de riesgo para enfermedad cardiovascular en personas mayores de 65 años residentes en Lima. Material y métodos: se evaluaron en forma prospectiva 214 gerontes (187 mujeres y 27 hombres no institucionalizados, determinándose los niveles séricos de colesterol total, LDL-colesterol, HDL-colesterol, VLDL-colesterol y triglicéridos por un método enzimático-colorimétrico (Laboratorio Human. Resultados y conclusiones: el valor promedio de colesterol total en el grupo sin factores de riesgo para enfermedad cardiovascular fue de 222.48 ± 42.60 mg/dl. La prevalencia de hipercolesterolemia fue de 39% (41% en mujeres y 26% en hombres. El 40% presentó LDL-colesterol≥160 mg/dl y solo un participante tuvo HDL-colesterol<35 mg/dl. Los factores de riesgo de enfermedad cardiovascular más frecuentes fueron: hipertensión arterial 49.5%, obesidad 22.4% y diabetes mellitus 10.2%. La prevalencia de hipercolesterolemia en nuestra población gerente es similar a lo reportado en la literatura. La aplicación de los criterios del Nacional Colesterol Educations Program en nuestra muestra nos permitió establecer que el 57% necesita un análisis completo de lípidos (Rev Med Hered 1996; 7: 125-31.

  16. Trastorno por atracón: prevalencia, factores asociados y relación con la obesidad en adultos jóvenes universitarios

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    Morales, Adaucio; Gómes, Angélica; Jiménez, Baudimar; Jiménez, Francismar; León, Greidys; Majano, Anny; Rivas, Daniuska; Rodríguez, Mairoly; Soto, Claudia

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    Introducción: El trastorno por atracón (TA) es una alteración de la conducta alimentaria que puede afectar a personas de cualquier edad. Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia del TA según criterios de la quinta edición del Manual Diagnóstico y Estadístico de los Trastornos Mentales (DSM-V), los factores asociados y su relación con obesidad en adultos jóvenes universitarios de Barquisimeto (Venezuela), durante el periodo de septiembre de 2013 a febrero de 2014. Pacientes y método: Se estudió a 4...

  17. Prevalencia de obesidad y factores de riesgo cardiovascular en estudiantes de ciencias de la salud - universidad del Quindío - 2013

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    Zapata Barreto, Carlos Javier; Zamudio Suarez, Sandra Catalina; Velasquez Millan, Monica María; Ortegon Mantilla, Marilse Paola

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    ANTECEDENTES: En Colombia, reportes del año 2010 de la Encuesta Nacional de la Situación en Nutrición ENSIN 2010(2), muestran uno de cada dos colombianos, presentan un índice de masa corporal mayor al esperado (3) METODO: El presente estudio de corte transversal, determino la prevalencia de obesidad y otros factores de riesgo cardiovascular en una población de estudiantes de Ciencias de la Salud de una Universidad regional en el primer periodo académico del año 2013. El tamaño de muestra...

  18. Prevalencia de Caries Temprana de la Infancia y sus Factores Asociados en Niños Chilenos de 2 y 4 Años

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    Zaror Sánchez, Carlos; Pineda Toledo, Patricia; Orellana Cáceres, Juan José

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    Se realizó un estudio de corte transversal durante el año 2008 con una muestra 301 niños de 2 y 4 años que asisten por primera vez al servicio dental del Hospital de Calbuco, cuyo objetivo fue determinar la prevalencia de caries temprana de la infancia (CTI), severa caries temprana de la infancia (CTI-S) y sus factores asociados. El diagnóstico de caries siguió los criterios establecidos por la OMS, considerando a las caries incipientes dentro del componente caries. Además se investigó su rel...

  19. PREVALENCIA Y FACTORES ASOCIADOS DE LA AUTOMONITORIZACIÓN GLUCÉMICA EN PACIENTES DIABÉTICOS TIPO 2 NO TRATADOS CON INSULINA EN LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA

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    Diego Cano-Blanquer; Pedro Cervera-Casino; Salvador Peiró-Moreno; Mónica Mateu-García; Amparo Barreda-Aznar; Grupo de Estudio de la Automonitorización Glucémica

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    Fundamentos: La utilidad de la automonitorización de la glucemia (AMGS) en pacientes con diabetes tipo 2 (DM2) no tratados con insulina (NTI) es objeto de controversia.. Los objetivos de este trabajo son describir la prevalencia de AMGS en sujetos con DM2 NTI en la Comunidad Valenciana y analizar los factores asociados a su a su uso. Método: Estudio transversal en 83 consultas de atención primaria mediante revisión de la historia clínica electrónica y entrevista a 573 sujetos con DM2-NTI. Se ...

  20. Prevalencia de malformaciones congénitas y factores asociados en neonatos nacidos en el Hospital Vicente Corral Moscoso, Cuenca 2010

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    Peralta Gutiérrez, María Augusta

    2011-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Determinar la prevalencia de malformaciones congénitas y factores asociados en neonatos nacidos en el Hospital Vicente Corral Moscoso (HVCM) de la ciudad de Cuenca y elaborar un plan estratégico para prevención, detección y atención de malformaciones congénitas. MATERIALES Y MÉTODO: Estudio transversal, que incluyó 2385 neonatos, fueron incluidos neonatos mayores de 20 semanas de gestación, mayores de 500 gramos, vivos o muertos. se empleó la RP (IC95%) y el chi cuadrado para sig...

  1. Prevalencia y factores asociados al consumo de bebidas azucaradas en escolares de 9 a 17 años de Bogotá, Colombia: Estudio FUPRECOL

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    Fuerte Celis, Juan Camilo

    2016-01-01

    Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia y los factores asociados al consumo de bebidas azucaradas en una población escolar de Bogotá, Colombia, pertenecientes al estudio FUPRECOL. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo y transversal, realizado en 8136 niños y adolescentes en edad escolar entre 9 y 17 años de Bogotá, Colombia. El peso, la estatura, el índice de masa corporal (IMC), la circunferencia de cintura y el porcentaje de grasa, se recogieron como marcadores antropométricos y de composición corpor...

  2. Prevalencia del síndrome de agotamiento profesional (burnout) en médicos familiares mexicanos: análisis de factores de riesgo

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    Castañeda Aguilera, Enrique; García de Alba García, Javier E.

    2010-01-01

    Introducción: El síndrome de agotamiento profesional (burnout) se refiere a un problema de tipo psicosocial que se presenta más frecuentemente entre los médicos. Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia y los factores de riesgo en los médicos familiares mexicanos. Método: Estudio observacional, descriptivo-transversal, mediante muestra aleatoria con asignación proporcional de 240 profesionales aplicándoseles el Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey en forma autoadministrada. Las estadíst...

  3. Prevalencia de displasia y cáncer cervicouterino y factores asociados en el Hospital Central de Chihuahua, México

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    Ivonne Salas-Urrutia; Eyra Alejandra Villalobos; Brenda Lizeth Ramírez-Vega

    2006-01-01

    Objetivos: Los objetivos del presente estudio fueron determinar la prevalencia y los factores de riesgo asociados a cáncer cervicouterino en; las mujeres que acuden al Hospital Central de Chihuahua en el 2004 ya que no se cuenta registros de esta entidad en la ciudad de Chihuahua.; Material y Métodos: Se realizó un estudio observacional, transversal, donde se incluyó a mujeres que demandaron realizarse la citología; cervical en el Hospital Central del Estado de Chihuahua, en el año 2...

  4. Prevalencia y Factores de Riesgo de Síndrome Metabólico en Población adulta del Departamento de Lambayeque, Perú - 2004

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    Víctor Soto C

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Determinar la prevalencia y factores de riesgo de síndrome metabólico en la población adulta del departamento de Lambayeque en el año 2004. Materiales y métodos: Estudio descriptivo, transversal y prospectivo, realizado en el departamento de Lambayeque; se incluyeron 1000 personas entre 30 y 70 años de edad mediante un muestreo probabilístico polietápico; se realizaron mediciones antropométricas y de presión arterial, así como análisis de glicemia, colesterol total, triglicéridos y HDL colesterol. Se usaron las definiciones de síndrome metabólico de la ATP III y de la Oficina Internacional de Información en Lípidos Latinoamérica (ILIBLA. Resultados: La prevalencia del síndrome metabólico según criterios ATP III es 28,3% (IC95: 25,4-37,1 y según ILIBLA es de 33,2% (IC95: 28,1-38,3, la prevalencia de hipertensión arterial es 17,8%, diabetes mellitus tipo 2 de 3,3%, hipercolesterolemia 47,3%, hipertrigliceridemia 43,4%, HDL bajo 56,3%. La prevalencia de obesidad (índice de masa corporal e» 30 es de 30,2%, la obesidad central según circunferencia abdominal (ATP III es 44,4% y según índice cintura cadera (ILIBLA 63,3%. No se encontró asociación entre el SM y el consumo de pescado, dieta hipercalórica, actividad física, tabaco, alcohol, ocupación, sólo con el sexo masculino y la edad e»50 años. Conclusiones: Más de uno de cada cuatro adultos en el departamento de Lambayeque presenta síndrome metabólico, la proporción se incrementa conforme avanza la edad y es predominante en el sexo masculino según criterios ATP III.

  5. Factores de riesgo asociados con la prevalencia de hipertensión arterial en adultos de Bucaramanga, Colombia

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    Bautista Leonelo E; Vera-Cala Lina María; Villamil Liliana; Silva Sandra M; Peña Iván M; Luna Laura V

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    Objetivo. Cuantificar la prevalencia de hipertensión arterial y su asociación con edad, sexo, estrato socioeconómico e índice de masa corporal. Material y métodos. Encuesta transversal, de base poblacional, hecha en 1996, en una muestra aleatoria de 356 adultos superscript three 20 años de edad, residentes en Bucaramanga, Colombia, en quienes se midieron peso, talla y presión arterial y se consideraron edad y sexo. Se usaron regresión lineal robusta y regresión binomial para estimar el efecto...

  6. Stroke - risk factors

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    ... oxygen. Brain cells can die, causing lasting damage. Risk factors are things that increase your chance of ... a disease or condition. This article discusses the risk factors for stroke and things you can do ...

  7. Prevalencia de nefropatía diabética y sus factores de riesgo en un área urbano marginal de la meseta Central de Costa Rica

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    Adriana Laclé-Murray; Juan Luis Valero F

    2009-01-01

    Justificación objetivo: La nefropatía diabética afecta alrededor del 40% de los pacientes diabéticos tipo 2 y es la primera causa de enfermedad renal en pacientes que inician tratamiento renal sustitutivo. El conocer su prevalencia como sus factores asociados es fundamental para planificar los servicios de salud y evaluar su calidad. El presente estudio tuvo como objetivo conocer la prevalencia de la nefropatía diabética y de sus factores de riesgo en una cohorte de diabéticos tipo 2 de una c...

  8. Prevalencia de patologías crónicas y factores de riesgo en población penitenciaria española

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    E.J. Vera-Remartínez

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Las enfermedades crónicas son responsables del 60% de los fallecimientos y del 75% del gasto público sanitario mundial. Hay pocos trabajos sobre prevalencia de este tipo de patologías en prisión. Objetivos: Describir la prevalencia de las principales enfermedades crónicas en nuestra población y de los principales factores de riesgo observados. Método: Estudio descriptivo trasversal multicéntrico. Se calculó un tamaño muestral de 1.170 personas, se seleccionan por muestreo estratificado con afijación simple entre 9 centros penitenciarios de la geografía nacional. Se realizaron entrevistas y exploraciones físicas entre mayo y junio de 2013. Se recogieron variables: sociodemográficas, diagnósticas, antropométricas, clínico-analíticas y factores de riesgo. Se realizó análisis descriptivo y posteriormente comparativo mediante pruebas no paramétricas para las variables cuantitativas test de Mann-Whitney y para variables categóricas test de Ji-cuadrado. Posteriormente, modelos de regresión logística binaria para valorar la influencia de los factores de riesgo en las principales patologías. Se obtuvo la aprobación del Comité Ético de Investigación Clínica del Hospital General Universitario de Castellón. Resultados: 1 de cada 2 reclusos presentan algún tipo de patología crónica. Participaron 1.077 (92,1%. Mediana de edad 37,4 años IQR (30,0 a 44,8. 95% varones, 40,6% extranjeros. Prevalencias: dislipemias (34,8%; hipertensión arterial (17,8%; diabetes (5,3%; asma (4,6%; EPOC (2,2%; cardiopatías isquémicas (1,8% y patologías cardio-circulatorias (1,5%. Principales factores de riesgo: tabaquismo, obesidad, distribución abdominal de grasa, consumo de cocaína y edad. Conclusiones: Sería interesante establecer diagnósticos precoces, así como potenciar el abandono del tabaco, la actividad física y el consejo dietético para combatir los principales factores de riesgo modificables.

  9. Prevalencia de Leptospirosis y factores de riesgo en personas con antecedentes de fiebre en la Provincia de Manu, Madre de Dios, Perú

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    Manuel Céspedes Z

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Determinar la prevalencia de leptospirosis y los factores de riesgo en personas con antecedentes de fiebre en localidades dedicadas a actividades mineras (lavaderos de oro y la prevalencia de infección en perros en la provincia de Manu, departamento de Madre de Dios, Perú. Material y métodos: Estudio transversal analítico. Se tomaron 71 muestras de sangre de personas con antecedentes de fiebre, provenientes de cinco localidades dedicados a la actividad minera, en ellos se evaluaron la presencia de anticuerpos IgM e IgG contra leptospiras en suero por el método de ELISA y la prueba de microaglutinación (MAT. Los factores asociados a la infección por leptospiras fue evaluada a partir de una encuesta. Además se tomaron muestras de sangre a 27 perros que evaluados por el método de MAT Resultados: Se enrolaron 71 personas de las cuales 47 (66,2% fueron mujeres y 24 (33,8 % varones, 26 (36,6% pobladores presentaron anticuerpos contra leptospiras. Los factores asociados a la infección por leptospiras en los pobladores fueron: consumo de agua de río en el hogar (OR=9,09 p=0,017, consumo de agua de río en el campo (OR=7,13 p=0,042, nadar en el río (OR=4,60 p=0,13, habitar en una vivienda con techo de plástico y paja (OR=4,04 p=0,013. En canes, 18 (66,6% tuvieron serología positiva a leptospiras. Conclusiones: Existe una alta prevalencia de leptospirosis en personas con antecedentes de fiebre y condiciones favorables para la presencia de leptospiras en las localidades estudiadas. En estas zonas se recomienda realizar actividades educativas preventivas, tomando en cuenta los factores de riesgo identificados.

  10. Factores de riesgo de hipertensión arterial: prevalencia y análisis multivariable en los conductores de taxis de la ciudad de Cuenca - Ecuador, año 2014.

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    Galarza Armijos, Mónica Eulalia; Maldonado Merino, Kathia del Cisne; Suquinagua Pintado, Geovanna Estefanía; Mosquera Vallejo, Lorena Elizabeth

    2016-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Determinar los factores de riesgo para hipertensión arterial, su prevalencia y análisis multivariable en los conductores de taxis de la ciudad de Cuenca - Ecuador, 2014.MATERIALES Y MÉTODOS: Estudio de prevalencia de corte transversal, desarrollado en conductores de taxis residentes en Cuenca - Ecuador. Con un universo de 3 594 taxistas, para la definición del tamaño de la muestra se consideró error de estimativa de 5% y confiabilidad y precisión de la muestra en 95%, acrecidos 15% ...

  11. Factores de riesgo de hipertensión arterial: prevalencia y análisis multivariable en los conductores de taxis de la ciudad de Cuenca - Ecuador, año 2014

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    2016-01-01

    Objetivo: Determinar los factores de riesgo para hipertensión arterial, su prevalencia y análisis multivariable en los conductores de taxis de la ciudad de Cuenca - Ecuador, 2014. Materiales y métodos: Estudio de prevalencia de corte transversal, desarrollado en conductores de taxis residentes en Cuenca - Ecuador. Con un universo de 3 594 taxistas, para la definición del tamaño de la muestra se consideró error de estimativa de 5% y confiabilidad y precisión de la...

  12. Prevalencia de enteroparasitosis y factores asociados en niños escolares de la unidad educativa “Eudófilo Álvarez” cantón Sucúa, comunidad de Cumbatza, mayo- octubre 2014.

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    Espinoza Díaz, Cristóbal Ignacio; Astudillo González, Odalis; Cabrera Medina, Henry

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    La parasitosis intestinal es responsable de una morbilidad considerable en el mundo entero, se presenta frecuentemente con síntomas no específicos y altas tasas de prevalencia. Objetivo: Establecer la prevalencia y factores asociados de enteroparásitos en los niños en edad escolar de la Unidad Educativa “Eudófilo Álvarez” comunidad de Cumbatza, cantón Sucúa en el período de Mayo- Octubre de 2014, previo a un Análisis Situacional de Salud realizado. Materiales y métodos: Se realizó un e...

  13. Factores de riesgo asociados con la prevalencia de hipertensión arterial en adultos de Bucaramanga, Colombia

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    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Cuantificar la prevalencia de hipertensión arterial y su asociación con edad, sexo, estrato socioeconómico e índice de masa corporal. Material y métodos. Encuesta transversal, de base poblacional, hecha en 1996, en una muestra aleatoria de 356 adultos superscript three 20 años de edad, residentes en Bucaramanga, Colombia, en quienes se midieron peso, talla y presión arterial y se consideraron edad y sexo. Se usaron regresión lineal robusta y regresión binomial para estimar el efecto independiente de distintas variables sobre presión sistólica (PS, presión diastólica (PD e hipertensión arterial (HTA. Resultados. Las medias de PS y PD fueron significativamente mayores en hombres (122.5 y 88.1 mmHg que en mujeres (117.2 y 75.4 mmHg. La PS ajustada aumentó con la edad, mas en hombres que en mujeres, la PD no cambió significativamente con la edad. Por cada aumento de un kg/m² la PS y la PD aumentaron 0.76 y 0.69 mmHg, respectivamente. Participantes de estrato socioeconómico bajo tuvieron una PS 6.8 y una PD 9.8 mmHg mayor que los del nivel alto. La prevalencia ajustada de HTA (PHTA aumentó con la edad siendo mayor en los superscript three50 años que en los de 20 a 30. El sexo no tuvo efecto sobre la PHTA (p=0.795. Por cada aumento de un kg/m² la PHTA aumentó 3% y las personas del estrato socioeconómico bajo tuvieron una PHTA 1.84 veces mayor que las del alto. Conclusiones. La PHTA fue alta. Existe gran potencial para la prevención controlando el sobrepeso y la obesidad. Es necesario corroborar con nuevos estudios el aumento de la prevalencia en el estrato socioeconómico bajo e identificar sus causas.

  14. Prevalencia y estudio de factores asociados al deterioro cognitivo en personas mayores de 65 años del entorno de la farmacia comunitaria

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    Climent Catalá MT

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN El deterioro cognitivo y la demencia en la población anciana constituyen un problema de salud importante por su magnitud y gravedad. Estudios epidemiológicos apoyan la existencia de factores de riesgo de deterioro cognitivo prevenibles: factores vasculares y factores relacionados con el estilo de vida. El objetivo es detectar posibles casos de deterioro cognitivo en mayores de 65 años del entorno de la farmacia y analizar en un estudio posterior la eficacia de un programa de educación sanitaria para mejorar la función cognitiva. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS Estudio transversal de prevalencia de deterioro cognitivo en personas mayores de 65 años. Los datos aportados en este estudio se obtuvieron de marzo a junio 2011, en cuatro farmacias de la Comunidad Valenciana. Recogemos: “hoja de consentimiento informado”, “registro Dader” y ”cuestionario específico de las variables a estudio”, cuestionario que recoge datos demográficos, de estilos de vida (ejercicio, lectura, sueño, patologías crónicas y tratamiento farmacológico. El test de cribado utilizado es el SPMSQ-Short (Portable Mental State Questionaire de Pfeiffer. Los pacientes con test de Pfeiffer positivo serán considerados casos y participarán posteriormente en un programa de intervención sanitaria de educación en “higiene del sueño”, “ejercicio físico” y “entrenamiento cognitivo”. RESULTADOS Han colaborado 245 pacientes: 97 hombres (40% y 148 mujeres (60%, lo que supone el 76% de los entrevistados. Nivel de estudios: analfabetos 26 (11%, primarios 125 (51%, secundarios 65 (26% y superiores 29 (12%. Presentan puntuación en Pfeiffer compatible con deterioro cognitivo 31 participantes (13%. El deterioro cognitivo es mayor entre los analfabetos (23% y aquellos que cursaron estudios primarios (13%, y menor entre los participantes que cursaron estudios superiores y los que practican diariamente la lectura. Entre los pacientes estudiados, hay una menor

  15. Prevalencia de la infección por Chlamydia trachomatis y factores de riesgo de infecciones transmisibles sexualmente en estudiantes universitarios

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    Marcelo Occhionero

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available La infección genital por Chlamydia trachomatis es considerada en la actualidad una de las causas más frecuentes de infecciones transmisibles sexualmente (ITS a nivel mundial y afecta principalmente al grupo de jóvenes menores de 25 años. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar la prevalencia de la infección por C. trachomatis en alumnos ingresantes a la Universidad Nacional del Sur (Bahía Blanca, Argentina y evaluar los factores de riesgo para la adquisición de ITS. Participaron en el estudio 204 jóvenes de edad media de 19 años, que remitieron una muestra de orina de primera micción y respondieron a una encuesta anónima. La investigación de C. trachomatis se realizó sobre 114 muestras válidas mediante una técnica de amplificación génica, cuyo blanco molecular es el gen ompA. Se detectaron 4 casos de infección por C. trachomatis, lo que implicó una prevalencia del 3,5 %. Los factores de riesgo que demostraron estar asociados con la adquisición de esta ITS fueron un historial de 7 o más parejas desde el comienzo de las relaciones sexuales y el contacto con una nueva pareja sexual en los últimos 4 meses. La prevalencia de infección por C. trachomatis reflejó una moderada circulación de este microorganismo en la población estudiada. Si bien algunos aspectos revelados en las encuestas sugieren una población de bajo riesgo para la adquisición de ITS en general, otros datos evidencian lo contrario y alertan sobre la necesidad de incrementar la vigilancia y desarrollar acciones de concienciación y prevención en esta población.

  16. Factores asociados a la prevalencia de enfermedad por reflujo gastroesofágico en funcionarios de una universidad pública de Ibagué (Colombia

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia de enfermedad por reflujo gastroesofágico ( ERGE y los factores asociados en una población de funcionarios administrativos de una Universidad Pública del municipio de Ibagué (Colombia. Materiales y métodos: Se realizó un estudio observacional, descriptivo correlacional, con una muestra de 171 funcionarios administrativos, seleccionados mediante muestreo aleatorio estratificado, con edades comprendidas entre 18 y 65 años, durante el segundo semestre de 2016. Se calculó la prevalencia de ERGE ; se utilizó la prueba chi2 para determinar la correlación entre la ERGE y variables independientes; se halló el OR y para las variables estadísticamente significativas se utilizaron las medidas de riesgo atribuible ( FEp y FEe . Resultados: El 58,5 % (100 eran mujeres; la edad promedio fue de 42,5 años ( DE +/- 10,3 años y la moda en el rango de edad fue de 30-39 años; 24,6 % (42 de la población estudiada presentó ERGE ; 57,9 % (99 tenía IMC anormal (>25 kg/m 2 , y 16,4 % (28 tuvo antecedente de tabaquismo. La ERGE se asoció significativamente a IMC anormal (p: 0,016. OR : 2,58 ( IC : 1,171-5,459 y a tabaquismo (p: 0,046, OR : 2,188 ( IC : 1,003-4,771; el riesgo atribuible para estas variables fue: IMC anormal ( FEp : 0,44 y FEe : 0,60 y tabaquismo ( FEp : 0,18 y FEe : 0,54. Conclusiones: El estudio mostró una prevalencia del 24,6 % de ERGE en funcionarios ad - ministrativos, lo cual indica que una cuarta parte de la población está afectada. En cuanto a los factores asociados, el IMC anormal y el tabaquismo fueron los más representativos.

  17. Prevalence of self-reported overweight-obesity and its association with socioeconomic and health factors among older Mexican adults Prevalencia de sobrepeso-obesidad autorreportados y su asociación con factores socioeconómicos y de salud en población de edad avanzada en México

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    Liliana Ruiz-Arregui

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of obesity and its association with socioeconomic factors and comorbidities in a population-based study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data were examined from 4 605 persons ages 60 and older that participated in the 2001 Mexican Health and Aging Study, conducted in rural and urban communities in Mexico. The prevalence of obesity (according to self-reported weight and height was obtained, stratified by age, and logistic regression was used to study cross-sectional associations between obesity and socioeconomic factors. RESULTS: Of the population studied, 20.9% were classified as obese and the prevalence diminishes with age. Overall, women were more likely than mentobe obese. Lower educational level was associated with lower risk of overweight. In both men and women, obesity was more common between subjects with hypertension (OR 1.38 and 1.71, respectively and long-distance walk limitation (OR 2.08 and 2.21, respectively. CONCLUISON: In older Mexican adults, hypertension and long-distance walk limitation were independent associated factors for higher prevalence of obesity.OBJETIVO: Estudiar la prevalencia de obesidad y su asociación con factores socioeconómicos y comorbilidades. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se analizaron los datos de 4 605 personas de 60 años y más que participaron en el Estudio Nacional sobre Salud y Envejecimiento en México 2001 (ENASEM 2001 en zonas rurales y urbanas. La prevalencia de obesidad (peso y talla autorreportados se obtuvo estratificada por edad y mediante una regresión logística se asoció con factores socioeconómicos. RESULTADOS: 20.9% se clasificaron como obesos y la prevalencia disminuyó con la edad. En general las mujeres tuvieron mayor probabilidad de ser obesas. Una baja escolaridad se asoció con menor riesgo de sobrepeso. En hombres y mujeres la obesidad se asoció con hipertensión (RM 1.38 y 1.71 respectivamente y con dificultad para caminar (RM 2.08 y 2.21 respectivamente

  18. Prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular en una población peruana de pacientes con infección por el virus de inmunodeficiencia humana en terapia antiretroviral de gran actividad

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    Germán Valenzuela Rodriguez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia de los factores de riesgo cardiovascular en una cohorte de pacientes con infección por el VIH que recibían terapia antiretroviral de gran actividad (TARGA. Material y métodos: Llevamos a cabo un estudio prospectivo observacional entre los meses de enero a abril del 2006 en pacientes que acudían a consulta ambulatoria del Hospital Rebagliati-ESSALUD-Perú. Resultados: En 276 pacientes encontramos una prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular como sigue: hipertensión en 3,26%, diabetes mellitus en 1,81%, dislipidemia en 34,05%, tabaquismo en 3,96%, y obesidad en 4,71%. Solo se encontró niveles mayores de colesterol total y triglicéridos en el grupo que recibía inhibidores de proteasa (p<0,05. El 4,16% de esta población tuvo una puntuación de riesgo cardiovascular elevada de acuerdo a la puntuación de Framinghan. Conclusiones: La prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular en nuestra cohorte fue baja con excepción de la prevalencia de dislipidemia, encontrándose diferencias estadísticamente significativas en la subpoblación de pacientes que recibían inhibidores de proteasa los cuales tuvieron niveles mayores de colesterol total y triglicéridos.(Rev Med Hered 2007;18:10-14.

  19. Prevalencia de la pérdida auditiva y factores correlacionados en una industria cementera Prevalence and correlates of hearing loss

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    Sendy Isarel Hernández-Gaytán

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Documentar el impacto de la exposición laboral al ruido, así como sus relaciones con otros factores que pueden inducir pérdidas auditivas. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Durante enero y febrero de 1997 se llevó a cabo un estudio transversal en una planta productora de cemento en el estado de Morelos. Se realizaron una sonometría, dosimetría y pruebas audiométricas a 85 trabajadores para identificar las fuentes que generan ruido en las áreas de proceso, evaluar los niveles de ruido en dichas áreas (monitoreo de área y de personal y para determinar la prevalencia de pérdida auditiva inducida por el ruido entre los trabajadores. Para el análisis estadístico se emplearon medidas de tendencia central, análisis bivariado y modelos de regresión politómica. RESULTADOS: En las áreas de trituración, molinos de crudo y molinos de cemento se encontraron niveles elevados de ruido. La dosis personal más alta correspondió al puesto de envasador. En 55% de la población estudiada se presentó pérdida auditiva inducida por el ruido, y el área de proceso con el porcentaje más alto de pérdida auditiva inducida por el ruido fue la de calcinación, con 85%. CONCLUSIONES: Los resultados mostraron que el ruido es un serio riesgo en algunas áreas, y que algunos casos de pérdida auditiva inducida por el ruido hayan sido desarrollados por exposición ocupacional en esta industria. Se sugiere el diseño e implantación de un programa de conservación de la audición para proteger la salud y seguridad de los trabajadores.OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of occupational exposure to noise, as well as its relationship with other factors that can induce hearing loss. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In January and February 1997, we conducted sonometry and dosimetry tests in a cement factory, as well as audiometric test in 85 cement workers, to identify sources of noise and evaluate the effect to noise exposure and other factors, of the prevalence of occupational

  20. [Risk factors of schizophrenia].

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    2010-01-01

    Schizophrenia is a multifactorial, neurodevelopmental disorder caused by a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors. Disturbances of brain development begin prenatally, while different environmental insults further affect postnatal brain maturation during childhood and adolescence. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have succeeded in identifying hundreds of new risk variants for common, multifactorial diseases. In schizophrenia research, GWAS have found several rare copy number variants that considerably increase the risk of schizophrenia, and have shown an association between schizophrenia and the major histocompatibility complex. Research on environmental risk factors in recent years has provided new information particularly on risk factors related to pregnancy and childhood rearing environment. Gene-environment interactions have become a central research topic. There is evidence that genetically susceptible children are more vulnerable to the effects of unstable childhood rearing environment and other environmental risk factors.

  1. Prevalencia de Ansiedad y Depresión en una Población de Estudiantes Universitarios: Factores Académicos y Sociofamiliares Asociados

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    Serafín Balanza Galindo

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La elevada frecuencia de ansiedad y depresión en estudiantes universitarios está relacionada con factores sociales, familiares y por el estrés académico. El objetivo es analizar la prevalencia de trastornos de ansiedad y depresión y factores académicos y sociofamiliares asociados. El estudio se realizó en una muestra de 700 alumnos, aplicando la Escala de Ansiedad y Depresión de Goldberg (EADG. Como factores de estudio se utilizaron variables que medían diversas situaciones estresantes relacionadas con factores sociofamiliares y académicos. El 47,1% de los estudiantes sufrían trastornos de ansiedad y el 55,6% depresión. En el análisis multivariante, el sexo femenino son quienes presentan mayor riesgo de ansiedad (OR: 2,30 IC 955 1,65-3,19 y de depresión (OR.: 1,98 IC 95% 1,43 -2,76, son estudiantes que realizan largos desplazamientos diarios y tienen otras obligaciones extra académicas, suponiendo mayor riesgo en estudiantes de ciencias jurídicas y de la empresa.

  2. PREVALENCIA DE HIPERTENSIÓN ARTERIAL Y DE SUS FACTORES ASOCIADOS EN POBLACIÓN DE 16 A 90 AÑOS DE EDAD EN LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA

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    Lourdes Zubeldia Lauzurica

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    Full Text Available La hipertensión es un importante factor de riesgo en térmi - nos de mortalidad atribuible y como factor de riesgo cardiovascular modificable. El objetivo del estudio fue estimar la prevalencia de hipertensión arterial en población mayor de quince años de la Comunitat Valenciana y describir su aso - ciación con determinados factores etiológicos. Métodos: Estudio transversal de base poblacional en 413 hombres y 415 mujeres de 16 a 90 años de edad participantes en la Encuesta de Nutrición de la Comunitat Valenciana realizada en 2010. La información se obtuvo mediante encuesta a domicilio y medida de la presión arterial utilizando esfigmomanó - metro automático. Para la definición de hipertensión arterial se siguió el criterio establecido en 2007 por la Sociedad Europea de Hipertensión Arterial y la So - ciedad Europea de Cardiología. La asociación entre factores asociados e hiper - tensión medida mediante regresión logística binaria para variables explicativas sociodemográficas, antecedentes, estilos de vida, variables antropométricas y otras. Resultados: La prevalencia de hipertensión estimada para la Comunidad Valenciana fue de 38,2% [IC95% 34,9-41,5]; 40,7% en hombres [IC95%35,0- 45,5] y 35,7% en mujeres [IC95% 31,1-40,3]. La edad [45-64 años OR 4,3, IC 95% 2,1-8,8; ≥65 años, OR 15,5, IC 95% 7,2-33,2], la categoría ponderal [sobrepeso OR 2,1 IC95% 1,3-3,2; obesidad OR 5,3, IC95% 3,3-8,5] y padecer diabetes mellitus [OR 2,4, IC95% 1,2-4,8] se constituyeron como variables aso - ciadas con hipertensión. Conclusiones: Más de un tercio de la población estudiada padece hiperten - sión. La probabilidad de presentarla aumenta con la edad. El sobrepeso así como la diabetes mellitus duplican la probabilidad de padecerla.

  3. Risk factors for neoplasms

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    1991-06-01

    A broad survey is given of risk factors for neoplasms. The main carcinogenic substances (including also ionizing radiation and air pollution) are listed, and are correlated with the risk factors for various cancers most frequently explained and discussed in the literature. The study is intended to serve as a basis for a general assessment of the incidence of neoplasms in children, and of cancer mortality in the entire population of Bavaria in the years 1983-1989, or 1979-1988, respectively, with the principal idea of drawing up an environment-related health survey. The study therefore takes into account not only ionizing radiation as a main risk factor, but also other risk factors detectable within the ecologic context, as e.g. industrial installations and their effects, refuse incineration plants or waste dumps, or the social status. (orig./MG) [de

  4. Prevalencia y factores sociodemográficos asociados a la deficiencia de ferritina en niños de Colombia, 2010

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    Robinson Ramírez-Vélez

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar la prevalencia y los factores sociodemográficos asociados a la deficiencia de ferritina en una muestra representativa de niños de Colombia. Materiales y métodos. Análisis secundario transversal de la Encuesta Nacional de la Situación Nutricional (ENSIN realizada en Colombia el año 2010 en 3542 infantes entre 12 y 59 meses de edad. Los niveles plasmáticos de ferritina se determinaron por quimioluminiscencia y se consideraron como déficit de ferritina los valores < 12 µg/L, los factores sociodemográficos (sexo, edad, etnia, nivel socioeconómico, región y área geográfica se recogieron mediante una encuesta estructurada. Todos los análisis se realizaron teniendo en cuenta la naturaleza compleja de la muestra. Resultados. Se encontró que el valor promedio de ferritina fue de 32,1 µg/L, (IC 95%: 30,7-35,6. El 10,6% (IC 95%: 9,3-12,0 de los niños presentaron niveles de ferritina menores a 12,0 µg/L. La regresión logística multivariable muestra que los niños de 12 a 23 (OR 5,1; IC 95%: 3,3-8,0 y 24 a 35 meses de edad (OR 2,4; IC 95%: 1,5-3,7, pertenecer al grupo étnico indígena (OR 1,8; IC 95%: 1,1-2,8, residir en la zona atlántico (OR 2,0; IC 95%: 1,1-3,6, o zona pacifica (OR 2,0; IC 95%: 1,1-3,6 se asociaron a una mayor probabilidad de presentar deficiencias de ferritina. Conclusiones. Se encontró una importante prevalencia de anemia por deficiencia de ferritina y diversos factores sociodemográficos contribuyeron con la probabilidad de incrementar este problema. Se recomienda intervenciones integrales donde estén involucrados los componentes nutricional y educativo

  5. PREVALENCIA DE MASTITIS SUBCLÍNICA, MICROORGANISMOS ASOCIADOS Y FACTORES DE RIESGO IDENTIFICADOS EN HATOS DE LA PROVINCIA DE PAMPLONA, NORTE DE SANTANDER

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    J. A. Mendoza

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    Full Text Available Se determinó la prevalencia de mastitis, los microorganismos asociados y los factores de riesgo relacionados en explotaciones lecheras de municipios pertenecientes a la provincia de Pamplona (Norte de Santander, Colombia. Se realizó la prueba de California Mastitis Test (CMT a 1.208 cuartos provenientes de 302 animales ubicados en 108 predios. De los cuartos positivos (de trazas a 3+, se obtuvo una muestra de leche y se realizó aislamiento microbiológico. Mediante un cuestionario se analizaron 64 variables relacionadas con las condiciones y sistema de ordeño en los predios y su correlación con la presencia de la enfermedad utilizando tablas de contingencia y la prueba chi cuadrado ( χ 2. Se determinó una prevalencia individual de 54,6% (165/302 (95% CI 48,8-60,3 animales positivos al CMT. En 67,6% (73/108 (95% CI 58,3-75,7 de los predios se presentó al menos un animal positivo, mientras que un total de 21,6% (260/1.208 (95% CI 19,3-23,9 de los cuartos presentaron reactividad al CMT. De las muestras en las cuales se pudo realizar aislamiento y caracterización microbiológica, en 74,4% se aisló Staphylococcus aureus , 12,3% Streptococcus agalactiae y 13,3% coliformes. Un total de 17 características se asociaron a la presencia de mastitis, mientras la totalidad de estos factores se relacionaron con la ausencia de buenas prácticas de ordeño. La presencia, principalmente de microorganismos asociados a mastitis contagiosas, evidencian la necesidad de capacitación y asesoramiento para implementar buenas prácticas de ordeño y mejorar la competitividad del sector en la región, lo que redundará en un aumento en la producción.

  6. Prevalencia y factores de riesgo de sobrepeso en colegialas de 12 a 19 años en una región semiurbana del Ecuador

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    José Castro Burbano

    Full Text Available RESUMEN OBJETIVOS: Determinar la prevalencia y los factores de riesgo de sobrepeso en colegialas de 12 a 19 años de una región semiurbana del Ecuador e investigar la posible relación del índice de masa corporal (IMC de cada adolescente con su actividad física e ingestión calórica y de macronutrientes, así como con el IMC estimado de los padres. MÉTODOS: De enero a abril de 2001 se realizó un estudio de corte transversal que incluyó a 302 alumnas adolescentes de 12 a 19 años de cuatro colegios secundarios de Cumbayá y Tumbaco (14 km al nororiente de Quito. Los colegios y las alumnas fueron seleccionados por muestreo aleatorio sistemático y a todas las participantes se les tomaron y registraron las medidas antropométricas (peso, talla, circunferencia de la cintura y circunferencia de la cadera y su ingestión calórica total y de macronutrientes mediante un instrumento de recordatorio de 24 horas. También se les administró un cuestionario sobre su actividad física y se estimó el IMC de los padres. RESULTADOS: De las participantes, 8,3% presentaron sobrepeso y 0,7%, obesidad. En 40,7% de las primeras, el sobrepeso tenía distribución gluteofemoral; en 51,9%, distribución intermedia; y en 3,7%, distribución abdominal. Se observó una correlación inversa entre el IMC de las adolescentes y su actividad física e ingestión energética (P < 0,05, mientras que fue directa la correlación entre el IMC de cada adolescente y el IMC estimado de la madre (P < 0,05. CONCLUSIONES: Los resultados indicaron que la prevalencia de sobrepeso coincidía con la hallada en un estudio nacional pero que era menor que la correspondiente a informes de países industrializados y de otros países latinoamericanos. Los factores más influyentes sobre el IMC de la adolescente fueron la actividad física y el IMC de la madre, independientemente de la ingestión energética total y de la composición de la dieta.

  7. Prevalencia y factores de riesgo de sobrepeso en colegialas de 12 a 19 años en una región semiurbana del Ecuador

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    Burbano José Castro

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN OBJETIVOS: Determinar la prevalencia y los factores de riesgo de sobrepeso en colegialas de 12 a 19 años de una región semiurbana del Ecuador e investigar la posible relación del índice de masa corporal (IMC de cada adolescente con su actividad física e ingestión calórica y de macronutrientes, así como con el IMC estimado de los padres. MÉTODOS: De enero a abril de 2001 se realizó un estudio de corte transversal que incluyó a 302 alumnas adolescentes de 12 a 19 años de cuatro colegios secundarios de Cumbayá y Tumbaco (14 km al nororiente de Quito. Los colegios y las alumnas fueron seleccionados por muestreo aleatorio sistemático y a todas las participantes se les tomaron y registraron las medidas antropométricas (peso, talla, circunferencia de la cintura y circunferencia de la cadera y su ingestión calórica total y de macronutrientes mediante un instrumento de recordatorio de 24 horas. También se les administró un cuestionario sobre su actividad física y se estimó el IMC de los padres. RESULTADOS: De las participantes, 8,3% presentaron sobrepeso y 0,7%, obesidad. En 40,7% de las primeras, el sobrepeso tenía distribución gluteofemoral; en 51,9%, distribución intermedia; y en 3,7%, distribución abdominal. Se observó una correlación inversa entre el IMC de las adolescentes y su actividad física e ingestión energética (P < 0,05, mientras que fue directa la correlación entre el IMC de cada adolescente y el IMC estimado de la madre (P < 0,05. CONCLUSIONES: Los resultados indicaron que la prevalencia de sobrepeso coincidía con la hallada en un estudio nacional pero que era menor que la correspondiente a informes de países industrializados y de otros países latinoamericanos. Los factores más influyentes sobre el IMC de la adolescente fueron la actividad física y el IMC de la madre, independientemente de la ingestión energética total y de la composición de la dieta.

  8. Prevalencia y factores de riesgo para la bulimia y la anorexia nerviosa en una muestra de adolescentes en colegios de Medellín

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    Gina Posada

    2001-04-01

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    Los trastornos más conocidos de la alimentación como la anorexia nerviosa y la bulimia son entidades de orden psíquico que no poseen un factor etiológico único; se destaca la constante carga publicitaria que ha transformado el concepto de imagen corporal y los patrones alimentarios.
    Se ha observado que representan un problema de salud; los
    grupos más vulnerables son las mujeres de 13-18 años (0.5-1% en anorexia, y 1-5% en bulimia. Ambas entidades generalmente son de curso crónico y traen consecuencias tanto físicas como sicológicas, que incluso pueden acarrear la muerte de quienes la padecen. Conociendo su potencial peligrosidad y el incremento de las imágenes visuales y las presiones socioculturales que inducen diariamente a estar delgado, a cambiar los hábitos alimentarios y a realizar ejercicio, consideramos que es de suma importancia realizar un estudio de uno de los principales síndromes psiquiátricos modernos, siguiendo de cerca los factores predisponentes y la prevalencia en el grupo de personas que están en mayor riesgo de presentarlos como son las mujeres adolescentes y en la adultez temprana.

     

  9. Prevalencia de hipotiroidismo y su asociación con factores de riesgo cardiometabólicos en mujeres adultas argentinas

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    Lorena Rosalía Belén

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El hipotiroidismo se asocia con factores de riesgo cardiometabólicos (FRC además de la edad y del sexo femenino. El principal objetivo fue conocer la prevalencia de hipotiroidismo y su asociación con FRC en mujeres adultas concurrentes a un Centro de Endocrinología de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina.Material y Métodos: Diseño transversal y observacional en muestra no probabilística de 316 mujeres adultas (40 a 65 años, categorizadas en hipotiroideas controladas con tratamiento farmacológico y eutiroideas. Variables: Se estudiaron los siguientes FRC: Índice Masa Corporal (IMC, <25kg/m2 y ≥25,0Kg/m2; circunferencia cintura (CC ≤88cm y >88cm; etapa biológica (premenopausia y posmenopausia, tabaquismo, sedentarismo; perfil lipídico alterado (ColT>200mg/dl; LDL-c>130mg/dl; Tg>150mg/dl; HDL-c<40mg/dl; HTA≥120/80mmHg y glucemia basal aumentada >100mg/dl. Estadística con SPSS 15.0 estableciendo medidas de tendencia central, ANOVA y OR con intervalos de confianza 95% (IC y diferencia de proporciones con valor p<0,05.Resultados: 46,2% hipotiroideas controladas y 53,8% eutiroideas; 64,2% posmenopáusicas; 68% con sobrepeso u obesidad y 45,2% con CC aumentada. La edad fue similar en ambos grupos: 53,3 (DS=6,4 años hipotiroideas y 53,9 (DS=6,6 años eutiroideas. Sedentarismo fue el FRC más prevalente en ambos grupos. Las hipotiroideas presentaron más riesgo de IMC aumentado (OR=0,36 IC95%=0,21-0,59; p=0,0001 y CC alterada (OR=0,53 IC95%=0,34-0,84; p=0,006 que las eutiroideas.Conclusiones: La prevalencia de hipotiroidismo se presentó aproximadamente en la mitad de la muestra. El estado nutricional alterado fue el único FRC asociado significativamente con el hipotiroidismo.

  10. Prevalencia de patologías tropicales y factores de riesgo en la comunidad indígena de bunkwimake, sierra nevada de Santa Marta

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    Juan C. Dib

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    Full Text Available Las enfermedades tropicales son endémicas en la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, sin embargo se carece de información acerca de la distribución de estas enfermedades en las comunidades indígenas que la habitan. Mediante estudios entomológicos y seroepidemiológicos, se estudiaron los factores de riesgo y la prevalencia de enfermedad de Chagas, leishmaniosis, hepatitis B y parasitosis intestinales en la comunidad indígena de Bunkwimake, ubicada en la vertiente norte de la Sierra Nevada. Los resultados de los estudios serológicos en 94 individuos reportaron una positividad de 18 (19%, 52(55% y 19(20% para infección por Tripanosoma cruzi, leishmania y el virus de la hepatitis B respectivamente. Adicionalmente, en 41(74% de 56 niños indígenas se encontró la presencia de parasitosis intestinales al examen coprológico. En los estudios entomológicos se captu-raron 37 triatominos en 16 viviendas distribuidos de la siguiente manera: 13 Triatoma dimidiata, 12 Rhodnius prolixus y 12 Pastrongylus geniculatus. Las tres especies se encontraron colonizando las viviendas indígenas y presentaron infeccilón para Trypanosoma cruzi. Dos especies de flebotominos fueron capturados en las vivien-das: 5 lutzomyia Gomezi y 7 Lutzomyia hirsute hirsute. El presente estudio demostró una importante prevalencia de infección por T. Cruzi y Leishmania en la población infantil, indicando transmisión reciente de ambas infec-ciones. Adicionalmente, los estudios entomológicos indican que existe un riesgo de transmisión doméstica de T. Cruzi y Leishmania por especies selváticas de triatominos y flebotominos. Se necesitan estudios adicionales que determinen la ecoepidemiología y dinámicas de trasnmisión de la Leishmanisosis y la enfermedad de Chagas en esta población para diseñar estrategias de control más adecuadas. Debido a que los programas verticales de fumigación y mejoramiento de vivienda en las comunidades indígenas no son viables, nuevas

  11. Prevalencia de riesgos psicosociales en personal de la administración de justicia de la comunidad valenciana (España / Prevalence of psychosocial risks in the justice administration staff of the Valencian community (Spain

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: El objetivo del estudio fue evaluar los factores psicosociales en el trabajo del personal de justicia de la Comunidad Valencia (España para identificar la prevalencia de riesgos psicosociales. Participaron 402 trabajadores (28.11 % hombres incluyendo gestores, tramitadores y auxiliares sociales. Se evaluó con la Batería UNIPSICO (incluye factores de demanda, factores de recursos y consecuencias de los riesgos psicosociales. Los principales riesgos fueron la sobrecarga de trabajo (46.02 % de participantes en situación de alto riesgo dentro de las demandas, la falta de recursos para realizar el trabajo (76.37 % en situación de alto riesgo y la falta de autonomía (67.41 % en situación de alto riesgo. Para las consecuencias, el 61.44 % de participantes expresó insatisfacción laboral y un 27.11 % tuvo que consumir con frecuencia medicamentos en el último año por problemas de salud derivados del trabajo. Se concluye recomendando estrategias de intervención psicosocial para mejorar las condiciones de trabajo. ABSTRACT: The objective of the study was to evaluate the psychosocial factors in the work of the justice personnel of Valencia (Spain to identify the prevalence of psychosocial risks. The participants were 402 workers (28.11 % men including managers, processors, and social assistants. We assessed using the UNIPSICO questionnaire (includes demand factors, resource factors, and consequences of psychosocial risks. The main risks were work overload (46.02 % of participants in a high risk situation within the demands; the lack of resources to carry out the work (76.37 % in a high risk situation; and the lack of autonomy (67.41 % in a high risk situation. For the consequences, 61.44 % of participants expressed labor dissatisfaction, and 27.11 % had to frequently consume drugs in the last year because of health problems arising from work. We conclude by recommending psychosocial intervention strategies to improve working conditions.

  12. PREVALENCIA Y FACTORES ASOCIADOS DE LA AUTOMONITORIZACIÓN GLUCÉMICA EN PACIENTES DIABÉTICOS TIPO 2 NO TRATADOS CON INSULINA EN LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA

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    Diego Cano-Blanquer

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    Full Text Available Fundamentos: La utilidad de la automonitorización de la glucemia (AMGS en pacientes con diabetes tipo 2 (DM2 no tratados con insulina (NTI es objeto de controversia.. Los objetivos de este trabajo son describir la prevalencia de AMGS en sujetos con DM2 NTI en la Comunidad Valenciana y analizar los factores asociados a su a su uso. Método: Estudio transversal en 83 consultas de atención primaria mediante revisión de la historia clínica electrónica y entrevista a 573 sujetos con DM2-NTI. Se analizó la asociación entre la indicación de AMGS y las características del paciente, médico y organizativas. Resultados: 289 (50,4% de los pacientes con DM2-NTI utilizaban AMGS. En el análisis multivariante el uso de AMGS se asoció a la menor edad (OR:2,3 para 65-84 y 6,0 para 8, vs <7, número de antidiabéticos orales prescritos (ADO (OR:2,5, 4,1 y 5,7 para 1, 2 ó 3+ ADO vs no tratamiento farmacológico, tipo de ADO (mayor en sulfonilureas y glitazonas y enfermedad respiratoria crónica (OR:0,5. Controlando el efecto de estos factores, el uso de AMGS se asoció adicionalmente a los años de ejercicio profesional del médico y a la asistencia en algunos departamentos sanitarios. Conclusiones: La mitad de los pacientes con DM-NTI utilizan AMGS. Su uso se asoció fuertemente a las características clínicas de los pacientes, aunque algunos factores no clínicos explican parte de la variabilidad en su utilización.

  13. [Pathological gambling: risk factors].

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    Bouju, G; Grall-Bronnec, M; Landreat-Guillou, M; Venisse, J-L

    2011-09-01

    In France, consumption of gambling games increased by 148% between 1960 and 2005. In 2004, gamblers lost approximately 0.9% of household income, compared to 0.4% in 1960. This represents approximately 134 Euros per year and per head. In spite of this important increase, the level remains lower than the European average (1%). However, gambling practices may continue to escalate in France in the next few years, particularly with the recent announce of the legalisation of online games and sports betting. With the spread of legalised gambling, pathological gambling rates may increase in France in the next years, in response to more widely available and more attractive gambling opportunities. In this context, there is a need for better understanding of the risk factors that are implicated in the development and maintenance of pathological gambling. This paper briefly describes the major risk factors for pathological gambling by examining the recent published literature available during the first quarter of 2008. This documentary basis was collected by Inserm for the collective expert report procedure on Gambling (contexts and addictions). Seventy-two articles focusing on risk factors for pathological gambling were considered in this review. Only 47 of them were taken into account for analysis. The selection of these 47 publications was based on the guide on literature analysis established by the French National Agency for Accreditation and Assessment in Health (ANAES, 2000). Some publications from more recent literature have also been added, mostly about Internet gambling. We identify three major types of risk factors implicated in gambling problems: some of them are related to the subject (individual factors), others are related to the object of the addiction, here the gambling activity by itself (structural factors), and the last are related to environment (contextual or situational factors). Thus, the development and maintenance of pathological gambling seems to be

  14. Prevalencia y factores asociados a la ideación e intento suicida en adolescentes de educación media superior de la República Mexicana

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    Berenice Pérez- Amezcua

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Identificar prevalencias y factores asociados a la ideación e intento suicida en estudiantes adolescentes de México. Material y métodos. Estudio transversal en 12424 adolescentes de escuelas públicas en 2007. Se utilizaron modelos de regresión logística para obtener razones de momios (RM con intervalos de confianza de 95% (IC 95%. Resultados. 47% reportó al menos un síntoma de ideación; 9% refirieron antecedente de intento. Los factores asociados a la conducta suicida fueron: poca confianza en la comunicación hacia los padres (RM=1.30, RM=1.54; abuso sexual (RM=1.92, RM=1.57, sintomatología depresiva (RM=5.36, RM=1.51, consumo de tabaco (RM=1.30, RM=2.57, alcohol (RM=1.60, RM=1.31 y, para las mujeres, haber tenido relaciones sexuales (RM=1.28, RM=1.65. Conclusión. Casi la mitad de los(as estudiantes del nivel medio superior presentaron al menos un síntoma de ideación. Para disminuir esta problemática se deben considerar los factores asociados: el consumo de sustancias adictivas, género, antecedentes de abuso sexual y depresión.Objective. To identify the prevalence of and factors associated with suicidal ideation and intent in adolescent students in Mexico. Material and Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted with a sample of 12 424 students from public schools in 2007. We used logistic regression to obtain odds ratios (OR with 95% confidence intervals. Results. A total of 47% of the students reported at least one suicidal ideation symptom and 9% reported an antecedent of suicidal intent. Factors associated with suicide ideation and intent include low confidence in communication with parents (OR=1.30; OR=1.54, sexual abuse (OR=1.92; OR=1.57, depressive symptoms (OR=5.36; OR=1.51, tobacco use (OR=1.30; OR=2.57, alcohol use (OR=1.60; OR=1.31 and, for women, having had sexual relations (OR=1.28; OR=1.65. Conclusions. Roughly 50% of high school students had at least one symptom of suicidal ideation. To lessen this

  15. Prevalencia y factores asociados a la pediculosis en niños de un jardín infantil de Bogotá

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    Ligia Inés Moncada

    2008-06-01

    Conclusión. La infestación por P. humanus capitis tiene altas prevalencias en los escolares del jardín. Esta infestación se encuentra asociada a las malas prácticas higiénicas, a convivir con más de cinco personas en la casa y a la longitud del cabello.

  16. Prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular y riesgo metabólico en escolares, universitarios y mujeres de organizaciones sociales de base en distritos de Lima, Callao, La Libertad y Arequipa, Perú 2011

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    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar la prevalencia de hipertensión arterial y factores de riesgo cardiovascular y riesgo metabólico (FRCRM en escolares, universitarios y mujeres de organizaciones sociales de base (OSB de cuatro distritos en Perú. Materiales y métodos. Estudio transversal analítico realizado el 2011 en distritos de Lima, Callao, La Libertad y Arequipa, con representatividad para escolares, universitarios y mujeres de OSB. Se realizó una encuesta, mediciones antropométricas, medición de presión arterial y toma de muestra sanguínea en ayunas para determinar el nivel de glucosa y lípidos; calculando prevalencias de exceso de peso, hipertensión, hipercolesterolemia, sospecha de diabetes, entre otras. La variable resultado principal fue la prevalencia de sobrepeso. Resultados. Se incluyó 1127 personas, 283 (25,1% escolares, 431 (38,3% universitarios y 413 (36,6% mujeres de las OSB, las tasas de no respuesta fueron de 3; 0 y 8% respectivamente; las edades promedio en los tres grupos fueron 14,3±0,9; 19,6±2,8; y 46,1±15,3 años respectivamente. La prevalencia de sobrepeso/obesidad (IMC ≥ 25 fue de 11,3; 20,9 y 73,4% en cada grupo; de hipertensión fue de 0,7; 1,2, y 12,8% respectivamente; de hipercolesterolemia (≥ 200 mg/dL fue de 5,2; 11,5 y 50,1% en cada grupo; y de sospecha de diabetes fue de 1,4; 1,0 y 20,3% en los grupos de escolares, universitarios y mujeres de OSB. Conclusiones. La prevalencia de los FRCRM, en general, se incrementa en los grupos de mayor edad; en los grupos de escolares y universitarios son más frecuentes los problemas de sobrepeso y obesidad, en particular la obesidad abdominal.

  17. Prevalencia y factores asociados a sobrepeso y obesidad infantil en escuelas públicas y privadas de Tegucigalpa, Honduras

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    Ramírez-Izcoa, Alejandro; Sánchez-Sierra, Luis Enrique; Mejía-Irías, Carlos; Izaguirre González, Allan Iván; Alvarado-Avilez, Cindy; Flores-Moreno, Rosaura; Yareny Miranda, Kyrian; M-Díaz, Claudia; Grissel Aguilar, Videlda; Rivera, Elena E

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    Objetivo: Comparar los factores asociados de sobrepeso y obesidad en los niños de escuelas públicas y privadas de la colonia Kennedy, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Materiales y Métodos. Se estudiaron 357 escolares entre 6 y 11 años. Se realizó evaluación nutricional, frecuencia de consumo, hábitos y prácticas alimentarias y actividad física mediante encuesta. Se excluyeron escolares con sobrepeso y obesidad secundaria a una patología de base. La información fue analizada con el programa Epi-info, se...

  18. Prevalencia y factores de riesgo para infecciones del tracto urinario de inicio en la comunidad causadas por Escherichia coli productor de betalactamasas de espectro extendido en Colombia

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    Blanco, Victor M.; Maya, Juan J.; Correa, Adriana; Perenguez, Marcela; Muñoz, Juan S.; Motoa, Gabriel; Pallares, Christian J.; Rosso, Fernando; Matta, Lorena; Celis, Yamile; Garzon, Martha; Villegas, y María V.

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    RESUMEN Introducción Las infecciones del tracto urinario (ITU) son frecuentes en la comunidad. Sin embargo, la información de aislamientos resistentes en este contexto es limitada en Latinoamérica. Este estudio tiene como objetivo determinar la prevalencia y los factores de riesgo asociados con ITU de inicio en la comunidad (ITU-IC) causadas por Escherichia coli productor de betalactamasas de espectro extendido (BLEE) en Colombia. Materiales y métodos Entre agosto y diciembre de 2011 se realizó un estudio de casos y controles en 3 instituciones de salud de tercer nivel en Colombia. Se invitó a participar a todos los pacientes admitidos a urgencias con diagnóstico probable de ITU-IC, y se les pidió una muestra de orina. En los aislamien-tos de E. coli se realizaron pruebas confirmatorias para BLEE, susceptibilidad antibiótica, caracterización molecular (PCR en tiempo real para genes bla, repetitive element palindromic PCR [rep-PCR], multilocus sequence typing [MLST] y factores de virulencia por PCR). Se obtuvo información clínica y epidemiológica, y posteriormente se realizó el análisis estadístico. Resultados De los 2.124 pacientes seleccionados, 629 tuvieron un urocultivo positivo, en 431 de estos se aisló E. coli, 54 fueron positivos para BLEE y 29 correspondieron a CTX-M-15. La mayoría de los aislamientos de E. coli productor de BLEE fueron sensibles a ertapenem, fosfomicina y amikacina. La ITU complicada se asoció fuertemente con infecciones por E. coli productor de BLEE (OR = 3,89; IC 95%: 1,10–13,89; p = 0,03). E. coli productor de CTX-M-15 mostró 10 electroferotipos diferentes; de estos, el 65% correspondieron al ST131. La mayoría de estos aislamientos tuvieron 8 de los 9 factores de virulencia analizados. Discusión E. coli portador del gen blaCTX-M-15 asociado al ST131 sigue siendo frecuente en Colombia. La presencia de ITU-IC complicada aumenta el riesgo de tener E. coli productor de BLEE, lo cual debe tenerse en cuenta para ofrecer

  19. Violencia física contra la mujer en Santa Fe de Bogotá: prevalencia y factores asociados

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    Full Text Available Objetivos. Estimar la magnitud del problema de la violencia conyugal que afecta a las mujeres que acuden a los servicios de salud pública en Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia, e identificar los factores asociados con el riesgo de ser agredidas físicamente. Métodos. Se analizaron los datos recolectados desde septiembre de 1998 hasta septiembre de 1999 mediante entrevistas de las 3 971 mujeres con niños menores de 6 meses de edad, que solicitaron consulta por diversas causas pediátricas (control del niño sano, vacunación o morbilidad del menor o fueron atendidas por parto en la red de servicios de salud pública en la localidad de Suba, Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia. De la muestra indicada, 10 mujeres rehusaron participar y 804 no tenían compañero, por lo cual se excluyeron de los análisis. Resultados. De las 3 157 participantes que convivían con un compañero íntimo, 26,5% informaron que habían sido abofeteadas o empujadas por su compañero actual y 13,3% que habían sido agredidas gravemente por medio de golpes con el puño cerrado, patadas, golpes con algún objeto, "golpizas" y amenazas con un cuchillo o arma de fuego. Además de lo anterior, 26,2% de ellas indicaron que su compañero les imponía alguna prohibición. En los análisis bivariados, la violencia se asoció significativamente con menos escolaridad y menores ingresos (P < 0,001, mayor número de hijos (P < 0,001, mayor tiempo de unión con el compañero actual (P < 0,001, mayor frecuencia de conflicto con la pareja (P < 0,001, ausencia de otros familiares en el hogar (P < 0,01, historia de maltrato en la familia de origen (P < 0,001 y prohibiciones por parte del compañero (P < 0,001. La frecuencia del conflicto con la pareja y las prohibiciones fueron los factores más fuertemente asociados con la violencia, según el análisis multivariado. Conclusiones. Los servicios de salud pública son un buen lugar para detectar a las víctimas de la violencia intrafamiliar. Deben

  20. Análisis de los factores influyentes en la prevalencia de las úlceras de pie en pacientes en hemodiálisis

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    Full Text Available Resumen Introducción Los pacientes en tratamiento renal sustitutivo con terapia de hemodiálisis, tienen elevado riesgo de sufrir úlceras en los pies, debido a la presencia de numerosos factores de riesgo asociados. Objetivos El presente estudio, se plantea como objetivo principal establecer la prevalencia de úlceras en los pies, en los pacientes que realizan tratamiento con hemodiálisis en el Hospital San Rafael de A Coruña. Como objetivo secundario, valorar los factores de riesgo de ulceración del pie. Material y Método Se realiza un estudio descriptivo transversal, en el que incluyen a los 131 pacientes con insuficiencia renal crónica (IRC en tratamiento con hemodiálisis, que cumplen los criterios de inclusión. Se ha marcado como variable principal del estudio la presencia o ausencia de úlcera en el pie. Se valora el estado vascular, con la palpación de pulsos y con registro de sonido doppler de las arterias pedia y tibial posterior, además se realiza el cálculo del índice tobillo brazo (ITB. Se valora el estado neurológico, tras la exploración de la sensibilidad protectora con monofilamento y de la sensibilidad profunda con diapasón graduado. Resultados El 10,7% de los pacientes del estudio tienen úlcera activa en el pie. No se logra palpar pulso en la arteria pedia en un 43,5% de los pacientes y en la arteria tibial posterior en un 60% de la muestra estudiada. El 25% de los pacientes presenta un valor de ITB, por debajo de 0,90 y un 13,5% presenta arterias no compresibles. Presentan alteración de sensibilidad profunda un 48,9% de los pacientes y alteración de la sensibilidad protectora un 44,3%. Conclusión La prevención primaria a través de protocolos estandarizados de exploración del pie en las unidades de hemodiálisis, podrá minimizar la posibilidad de ulceraciones que comprometan la calidad de vida de los pacientes. Sistemáticamente habrá que realizar una valoración vascular, neurológica y de alteraciones

  1. Risk factors for cancer

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    Lyman, G.H.

    1992-01-01

    It is no longer reasonable to divide cancers into those that are genetic in origin and those that are environmental in origin. With rare exception, carcinogenesis involves environmental factors that directly or indirectly exert a change in the cell's genome. Virtually all causes of cancer are multifactorial, sometimes involving an inherited predisposition to the carcinogenic effects of environmental factors, which include chemicals, ionizing radiation, and oncogenic virus. Carcinogenesis is a multistep process including induction, promotion, and progression. Initiation requires an irreversible change in the cellular genome, whereas promotion is commonly associated with prolonged and reversible exposure. Tumor progression results in genotypic and phenotypic changes associated with tumor growth, invasion, and metastasis. Most information on human cancer risk is based on epidemiologic studies involving both exposed and unexposed individuals. The quality of such studies depends on their ability to assess the strength of any association of exposure and disease and careful attention to any potential bias. Few cancers are inherited in a Mendelian fashion. Several preneoplastic conditions, however, are clearly inherited and several malignancies demonstrate weak familial patterns. Environmental factors may exert their effect on DNA in a random fashion, but certain consistent changes, including specific translocations of genetic information, are often found. Currently, there is great interest in the close proximity of certain oncogenes governing growth control to the consistent chromosomal changes observed. Such changes may represent a final common pathway of action for environmental carcinogens. Sufficient laboratory and epidemiologic evidence exists to establish a causal association of several chemical agents with cancer

  2. Prevalence and correlates of preterm labor among young parturient women attending public hospitals in Brazil Prevalencia y factores correlativos del parto prematuro en las jóvenes parturientas que acuden a los hospitales públicos del Brasil

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    Angélica E. Miranda

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of and risk factors for preterm labor (OBJETIVO: Determinar la prevalencia y los factores de riesgo de parto prematuro (menos de 37 semanas de gestación en las jóvenes embarazadas del Brasil. MÉTODOS: Se llevó a cabo un estudio transversal a escala nacional en jóvenes parturientas de 15 a 24 años de edad que acudieron a las maternidades públicas brasileñas en el 2009. Los entrevistadores administraron cuestionarios al ingresar la parturienta en la maternidad (o poco después de parto, si las mujeres participantes tenían demasiado dolor como para responder durante el trabajo del parto. Las participantes respondieron a un cuestionario que recopilaba datos demográficos, conductuales y clínicos. RESULTADOS: Se incluyeron en el estudio un total de 2 071 (86,3% parturientas de las 2 400 invitadas a participar. La media de edad fue de 20,2 años (desviación estándar [SD]: 2,7 y el promedio de años de enseñanza escolar fue de 8 (SD: 2,4. Se produjo un parto prematuro en 450 mujeres (21,7%. La proporción más alta de parto prematuro (36,1% se observó en la región del Norte y la proporción más baja (6,9% en la región del Sur. En el modelo final de regresión logística con variables múltiples, el vivir en la región del Norte (razón de posibilidades [OR]: 1,43; intervalo de confianza [IC] de 95%: 1,28-1,59; el tener ingresos mensuales inferiores a dos veces el salario mínimo brasileño (OR: 1,27, IC de 95%: 1,01-1,60; el haber sido víctima de violencia doméstica (OR: 2,27, IC de 95%: 1,23-4,18; y el haber recibido una atención prenatal inadecuada (OR: 3,17, IC de 95%: 2,54-3,97 seguían siendo factores correlativos significativos de parto prematuro en esta población. CONCLUSIONES: Los resultados muestran una alta prevalencia del parto prematuro en las mujeres jóvenes del Brasil. El parto prematuro presenta una etiología multifactorial. Se deben destinar más recursos de salud p

  3. Prevalencia de citología anormal e inflamación y su asociación con factores de riesgo para neoplasias del cuello uterino en el cauca, colombia

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    Sierra-Torres, Carlos H.; Tafurt-Cardona, Yaliana; Acosta-Astaiza, Claudia P

    2012-01-01

    Objetivos Establecer la prevalencia del resultado de citología anormal e inflamación y su asociación con factores de riesgo para neoplasias del cuello uterino en mujeres del departamento del Cauca, Colombia. Metodología Después de la firma voluntaria del consentimiento informado, las mujeres fueron entrevistadas a través de un cuestionario para colectar variables de tipo sociodemográfico y clínico, incluyendo historia reproductiva, actividad sexual, historia de citología y hábito de fumar. Po...

  4. Prevalencia y factores asociados de la automonitorización glucémica en pacientes diabéticos tipo 2 no tratados con insulina en la Comunidad Valenciana

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    Cano-Blanquer, Diego; Cervera-Casino, Pedro; Peiró-Moreno, Salvador; Mateu-García, Mónica; Barreda-Aznar, Amparo

    2013-01-01

    Fundamentos: La utilidad de la automonitorización de la glucemia (AMGS) en pacientes con diabetes tipo 2 (DM2) no tratados con insulina (NTI) es objeto de controversia. Los objetivos de este trabajo son describir la prevalencia de AMGS en sujetos con DM2 NTI en la Comunidad Valenciana y analizar los factores asociados a su a su uso. Método: Estudio transversal en 83 consultas de atención primaria mediante revisión de la historia clínica electrónica y entrevista a 573 sujetos con DM2-NTI. Se a...

  5. Prevalencia de infección por helicobacter pylori y factores asociados en pacientes con dispepsia mayores de 39 años, Hospital José Carrasco Arteaga. enero a junio, 2013

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    Armendariz Tubon, Juan Manuel

    2014-01-01

    Introducción. La dispepsia es una sintomatología comúnmente referida en la consulta médica diaria, afectando la calidad de vida de los pacientes además su asociación a infección por Helicobacter pylori y las complicaciones tardías de esta infección, como el cáncer gástrico representan un verdadero problema de salud pública. Objetivo. Determinar la prevalencia y factores asociados a infección por Helicobacter pylori en pacientes con dispepsia mayores de 39 años de edad que acudieron a co...

  6. Risk Factor Assessment Branch (RFAB)

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    The Risk Factor Assessment Branch (RFAB) focuses on the development, evaluation, and dissemination of high-quality risk factor metrics, methods, tools, technologies, and resources for use across the cancer research continuum, and the assessment of cancer-related risk factors in the population.

  7. Risk Factors in Pemphigus

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    Gülşen Tükenmez Demirc

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Background and Design: There have been reports suggesting the involvement of environmental factors in the disease process of pemphigus. In this study, we aimed to find out the risk factors which could play role in the etiopathogenesis in our pemphigus patients.Material and method: A total of 42 patients (15 male and 27 female who were diagnosed as pemphigus with histopathological and direct immunoflurosence examinations in our clinic between the years 1998-2004, were interviewed for assessment of regarding with the subjects of the demographic properties, occupational groups, educational level, the number of pregnancies, stressfull life events, diet habits, smoking and alcohol consumption before the onset of the disease and the results were compared to 42 age and gender-matched controls with similar socioeconomic circumstances. Results: Working in agriculture and livestock, multi-parity, absence of smoking and stressfull life events were found to be statistically significant in pemphigus patients than in controls. Conclusion: Working in agriculture and livestock, multi-parity, absence of smoking and stressfull life events were assumed to play role in the etiopathogenesis and course of pemphigus.

  8. Perinatal risk factors for strabismus

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    Torp-Pedersen, Tobias; Boyd, Heather A; Poulsen, Gry

    2010-01-01

    Little is known about the aetiological factors underlying strabismus. We undertook a large cohort study to investigate perinatal risk factors for strabismus, overall and by subtype.......Little is known about the aetiological factors underlying strabismus. We undertook a large cohort study to investigate perinatal risk factors for strabismus, overall and by subtype....

  9. Risk factors in school shootings.

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    Verlinden, S; Hersen, M; Thomas, J

    2000-01-01

    Nine incidents of multiple-victim homicide in American secondary schools are examined and common risk factors are identified. The literature dealing with individual, family, social, societal, and situational risk factors for youth violence and aggression is reviewed along with existing risk assessment methods. Checklists of risk factors for serious youth violence and school violence are used in reviewing each school shooting case. Commonalties among the cases and implications for psychologists practicing in clinical and school settings are discussed.

  10. Risks factoring business: accounting measurement

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    Z.V. Gutsaylyuk

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The paper carried out the identification of risk factors for the development of possible accounting software management. Studied theoretical and methodological aspects of the risk classification of factoring operations in the part of the risk assessment factors. It is proposed to consider the risks factors as the risk that is acceptable controlled by accounting instruments and the risks that can not be taken into account in the accounting records. To minimize the risk factor, accounting-driven tools, a method of self-insurance, which is a factor in the creation of provision for factoring transactions designed to cover unexpected expenses and losses. Provision for factoring factor will establish more stable conditions of financial activity and avoid the fluctuations of profit factor in relation to the writing off of losses on factoring operatsіyam.Developed proposals allow for further research to improve the organizational and methodological basis of accounting and analysis of information as a basis for providing risk management factor, particularly in terms of improving the evaluation questions such risks and their qualitative and quantitative analysis.

  11. Stroke Risk Factors and Symptoms

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    ... » [ pdf, 433 kb ] Order Materials » Stroke Risk Factors and Symptoms Risk Factors for a Stroke Stroke prevention is still ... it. Treatment can delay complications that increase the risk of stroke. Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs). Seek help. ...

  12. Prevalencia y factores asociados al síndrome metabólico en niños y adolescentes obesos del municipio Marianao Prevalence and factors associated with metabolic syndrome in obese children and adolescents from Marianao municipality

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    Johandra Argote Parolis

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available ANTECEDENTES: la obesidad y el síndrome metabólico constituyen un problema creciente de salud infantil a nivel mundial. OBJETIVO: determinar la prevalencia y factores asociados al síndrome metabólico en niños y adolescentes obesos del municipio Marianao. MÉTODOS: se evaluaron 460 estudiantes entre 8 y 15 años de edad. Se aplicó cuestionario que incluyó variables como: edad, sexo, color de la piel, antecedentes patológicos personales y familiares, peso, talla, tensión arterial (3 tomas e índice cintura-cadera, y se realizó prueba de tolerancia a la glucosa oral (0 y 2 h para medir glucemia e insulinemia, lipidograma y ácido úrico. Se consideró la presencia de síndrome metabólico teniendo en cuenta los criterios según propuesta cubana. Se obtuvieron distribuciones de frecuencia de las variables cualitativas y media, y desviación estándar de las cuantitativas. Se utilizó el paquete estadístico SPSS. RESULTADOS: la frecuencia de obesidad fue de 15 %, de ellos el 66 % presentó obesidad severa. La prevalencia de síndrome metabólico entre los obesos fue de 21,7 %, con elevada frecuencia entre 10 y 12 años, y no se observó en negros. Predominó el índice cintura-cadera >90 percentil sobre los demás criterios. La presencia de síndrome metabólico y la insulinorresistencia aumentaron con la severidad de la obesidad. Los antecedentes patológicos personales y familiares no mostraron relación con la presencia de síndrome metabólico, ni con el bajo peso al nacer, como tampoco con los índices de insulinorresistencia. CONCLUSIONES: la prevalencia de síndrome metabólico es notable, y se asocia a factores como la edad, el color de la piel y la severidad de la obesidad. El índice cintura-cadera presenta gran impacto sobre el síndrome metabólicoBACkgROUNDS: obesity and metabolic syndrome are an increasing problem of infantile health at world level. OBJETIVE: to determine prevalence and factors associated to metabolic

  13. HIPOACUSIA: TRASCENDENCIA, INCIDENCIA Y PREVALENCIA

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    Dra. Constanza Díaz

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available La hipoacusia o discapacidad auditiva representa una condición prevalente en la población, afecta alrededor de 360 millones de personas en todo el mundo, determinando distintos niveles de discapacidad que van desde el aspecto físico hasta lo social y psicológico. El origen de la hipoacusia puede ser diverso, conocer sus causas y sus factores de riesgo asociados es primordial para el diagnóstico precoz y un tratamiento oportuno. Se espera que la incidencia y prevalencia de la hipoacusia aumente en forma importante en los próximos años debido al fenómeno de transición demográfica que se experimenta a nivel mundial. Es importante que el tratamiento y el enfoque de estos pacientes no solo se centre en la rehabilitación auditiva, si no también en la consejería y educación para la adherencia y los buenos resultados.

  14. Fracture Risk and Risk Factors for Osteoporosis.

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    Schürer, Christian; Wallaschofski, Henri; Nauck, Matthias; Völzke, Henry; Schober, Hans-Christof; Hannemann, Anke

    2015-05-25

    As the population ages, diseases of the elderly are becoming more common, including osteoporosis. Ways to assess the risk of fracture and the distribution and effects of known risk factors for osteoporosis will be important in planning for future healthcare needs, as well as in the development of preventive strategies. The study population included 6029 men and women aged 20-90 who underwent examination in the second follow-up wave of the Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP-2) or in the basal SHIP-Trend Study. The risk of fracture was estimated on the basis of quantitative ultrasonography of the calcaneus. Prior fractures and risk factors for osteoporosis were ascertained in standardized interviews. 4.6% of the male subjects and 10.6% of the female subjects were judged to have an elevated risk of fracture. The corresponding percentages among subjects over age 65 were 8.8% for men and 28.2% for women. Even among subjects under age 55, risk factors for osteoporosis were associated with lower bone stiffness: the mean stiffness index was 103/98 (men/women) without risk factors, 99/96 with one risk factor, and 93/95 with more than one risk factor. Logistic regression analysis yielded an odds ratio of 1.89 (95% confidence interval: 1.44-2.50; p<0.01) for prevalent fractures among subjects aged 75 and older compared to subjects under age 55. The data indicate a high prevalence of osteoporosis from age 65 onward. These findings are consistent with those of other studies from Germany and across Europe. Younger men and women should already begin taking steps to counteract modifiable risk factors.

  15. Prevalencia, factores de riesgo y problemáticas asociadas con la violencia en el noviazgo: una revisión de la literatura

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    Rey Anacona, César Armando

    2009-01-01

    La violencia física, psicológica y sexual entre las parejas de adolescentes y adultos jóvenes que no se encuentran casados ni conviviendo (conocida generalmente en inglés como dating violence), ha sido objeto de un vasto número de investigaciones en las últimas dos décadas, las cuales muestran que su prevalencia es preocupantemente alta dentro de la población adolescente y juvenil. El objetivo de este trabajo fue realizar un análisis de la literatura en relación con los estudios de prevalenci...

  16. Prevalencia del ausentismo laboral y factores ocupacionales en el personal de una institución estatal en Pitalito - Huila, Colombia

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    Bolaños Ruiz, Yanith Paola

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    RESUMEN Introducción El ausentismo laboral es uno de los principales problemas que existe a nivel empresarial, ya sean empresas de prestación de servicios o de producción, ya que influye negativamente para el cumplimiento de los objetivos y misión de la misma, sin contar con las implicaciones desfavorables para el trabajador que es quien padece el proceso de la enfermedad. Objetivo: Establecer la prevalencia del Ausentismo laboral y las características demográficas y ocupacionales d...

  17. Violencia intragénero: proyecto de investigación sobre la prevalencia y los factores asociados a la ejecución del maltrato.

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    Lagar Méndez, Jesús Manuel

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    Trabajo Fin de Grado, curso 2016/2017 [ES] La Violencia intragénero es aquella que se produce dentro de una relación entre personas del mismo sexo con el objetivo de dominar y controlar a la pareja. Se ha encontrado que la prevalencia es igual o mayor que en relaciones heterosexuales, pero en España no contamos con datos oficiales. Por otro lado, las dinámicas en la pareja violenta y los correlatos que predicen el maltrato en la violencia intragénero son similares a los que se dan en la vi...

  18. Ansiedad y depresión en mujeres con cáncer de mama en radioterapia: Prevalencia y factores asociados

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    Ornelas-Mejorada,Rosa Elena; Tufiño Tufiño,Mónica Anahí; Sánchez-Sosa,Juan José

    2011-01-01

    Someterse a radioterapia y padecer los efectos secundarios son situaciones que generan ansiedad y depresión en las mujeres con cáncer de mama. El objetivo fue evaluar la prevalencia de ansiedad y depresión que presentan las mujeres con cáncer de mama en radioterapia y analizar los efectos y las diferencias de variables clínicas y sociodemográficas sobre su malestar psicológico. Participaron 203 mujeres mexicanas con cáncer de mama en estadios 0-III. Para evaluar ansiedad y depresión se utiliz...

  19. Prevalencia de Hipotiroidismo Congénito y factores asociados en neonatos nacidos en un Hospital del Área Metropolitana de Bucaramanga entre junio de 2014 y junio de 2015

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    Adriana Ortíz

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El hipotiroidismo neonatal es un trastorno congénito de la glándula tiroides que se caracteriza por una baja producción de las hormonas tiroideas y que conduce a daños irreversibles en el desarrollo psicomotor cuando se detecta tardíamente. Un diagnóstico a tiempo de esta condición permite instaurar un tratamiento y seguimiento efectivo del caso con el fin de evitar las secuelas. Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia de Hipotiroidismo Congénito (HC y factores asociados en neonatos nacidos en un Hospital del Área Metropolitana de Bucaramanga, entre Junio de 2014 a Junio de 2015. Materiales y métodos: Estudio de casos y controles anidado en una cohorte retrospectiva (relación 1:4. Inicialmente, con la información de todos los RN durante el período se determinó la prevalencia de HC. Los neonatos con niveles de TSH neonatal >15 mU/L en sangre de cordón recolectada en papel filtro o de >10 mU/L en sangre de talón fueron considerados como casos. 104 neonatos con niveles normales de TSH se eligieron aleatoriamente como controles. La información clínica y demográfica se consultó en la base de datos del hospital y se registró en formatos específicos. El análisis estadístico se realizó utilizando regresión logística. Resultados: Se tamizaron 2.475 neonatos en los cuales se detectaron 25 casos de HC. La prevalencia de HC fue 1.01% (IC95% de 0.65% - 1.49%. Los casos fueron comparados con 104 controles. Los factores estadísticamente significativos que se asociaron con HC fueron haber realizado controles prenatales (ORa 0.19 IC 95% 0.005-0.69, la talla del RN (ORa 0.82 IC95% 0.71-0.96 y el antecedente de hipotiroidismo materno (ORa 5.19 IC 95% 1.13-23.94. Los antecedentes de la madre más frecuentes fueron preeclampsia y sobrepeso. Conclusiones: La prevalencia de HC fue mayor comparada con estudios previos (20 veces. Aunque en este hospital la confirmación de HC con la prueba L-T4 no está disponible al egreso del RN

  20. Prevalence of fatigue and associated factors in chronic low back pain patients Prevalencia y factores asociados con la fatiga en pacientes con dolor lumbar crónico Prevalência de fadiga e fatores relacionados em pacientes com dor lombar crônica

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    Marina de Góes Salvetti

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: to determine the prevalence and key factors associated with fatigue in chronic low back pain patients. METHODS: cross-sectional study of 215 chronic low back pain patients from three health care centers and two industrial corporations. The crude prevalence of fatigue and its 95% confidence interval (CI were calculated. Associations between fatigue and the independent variables were measured. RESULTS: the prevalence of fatigue among the participants was 26.0% [95% CI: 20.3 - 32.5]. Fatigue was independently associated with depression and self-efficacy. An increase of one unit in the score of depression increased the risk of fatigue by 9%; an increase of one unit in the score of self-efficacy reduced the risk of fatigue by 2%. CONCLUSIONS: fatigue was prevalent in chronic low back pain patients and associated with depression and self-efficacy. Knowing these factors can direct strategies for prevention and control of fatigue in chronic low back pain patients.OBJETIVOS: Determinar la prevalencia y factores asociados con la fatiga en pacientes con dolor lumbar crónico. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal con 215 pacientes con dolor lumbar crónico en tres servicios de salud y dos industrias. La prevalencia de la fatiga y su intervalo de confianza (IC se calcularon. Las asociaciones entre variables independientes y la fatiga se calcularon. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de la fatiga en los pacientes con dolor lumbar crónico fue del 26% [20,3 a 32,5, IC 95%]. La fatiga se asocia con la depresión y la autoeficacia. El aumento de un punto en la puntuación de depresión aumentó un 9% el riesgo de fatiga y un aumento de un punto en la auto-eficacia reduce el riesgo de la fatiga en el 2%. CONCLUSIONES: La fatiga es frecuente en pacientes con dolor lumbar crónico y se asocia con la depresión y la autoeficacia. Conocer estos factores puede dirigir las estrategias de prevención y control de la fatiga en pacientes con dolor lumbar cr

  1. Prevalencia y factores asociados al asma en niños de 5 a 14 años de un área rural del sur del Perú

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    César V. Munayco

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar la prevalencia y los factores asociados al asma en niños de 5 a 14 años de una zona rural en la provincia de Ica, Perú. Materiales y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal en niños de 5 a 14 años del distrito de Santiago, Ica, en el año 2004. Se visitaron a las madres de los niños seleccionados a través de un muestreo aleatorio sistemático y se aplicó un cuestionario basado en el ISAAC, asimismo, se evaluaron factores asociados al asma. Tomando el desarrollo de asma como variable de respuesta, se efectuó un modelo de regresión logística binaria a fin de identificar los factores que se le asocian de manera independiente. Resultados. De un total de 200 sujetos, 186 fueron encuestados, 25 de ellos cumplían la definición de asma, la prevalencia global de asma fue de 13,5% (IC95%: 8,8 - 19,8%, predominando ligeramente en los niños menores de 5 años (39% respecto al resto de grupos de edad (16 y 7% para 6 a 10 y 11 a 14 años respectivamente. Dentro de los factores asociados a tener asma se encontraron el antecedente de padecer rinitis, haber recibido antibióticos durante el primer año de vida y tabaquismo del padre en el primer año de vida. Los factores protectores fueron haber tenido diarrea durante el primer año de vida y haber sido vacunados con BCG. Conclusiones. La prevalencia de asma en una zona rural es comparable con la de otras ciudades en el mundo. Se le asocian factores que pueden ser modificados como el tratamiento antibiótico durante el primer año de vida y el tabaquismo paterno.

  2. Risk factors for stress fractures.

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    Bennell, K; Matheson, G; Meeuwisse, W; Brukner, P

    1999-08-01

    Preventing stress fractures requires knowledge of the risk factors that predispose to this injury. The aetiology of stress fractures is multifactorial, but methodological limitations and expediency often lead to research study designs that evaluate individual risk factors. Intrinsic risk factors include mechanical factors such as bone density, skeletal alignment and body size and composition, physiological factors such as bone turnover rate, flexibility, and muscular strength and endurance, as well as hormonal and nutritional factors. Extrinsic risk factors include mechanical factors such as surface, footwear and external loading as well as physical training parameters. Psychological traits may also play a role in increasing stress fracture risk. Equally important to these types of analyses of individual risk factors is the integration of information to produce a composite picture of risk. The purpose of this paper is to critically appraise the existing literature by evaluating study design and quality, in order to provide a current synopsis of the known scientific information related to stress fracture risk factors. The literature is not fully complete with well conducted studies on this topic, but a great deal of information has accumulated over the past 20 years. Although stress fractures result from repeated loading, the exact contribution of training factors (volume, intensity, surface) has not been clearly established. From what we do know, menstrual disturbances, caloric restriction, lower bone density, muscle weakness and leg length differences are risk factors for stress fracture. Other time-honoured risk factors such as lower extremity alignment have not been shown to be causative even though anecdotal evidence indicates they are likely to play an important role in stress fracture pathogenesis.

  3. Prevalence and socioeconomic correlates of unintented pregnancy among women in rural Bangladesh Prevalencia y factores socioeconómicos asociados a embarazos no deseados en mujeres de áreas rurales de Bangladesh

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    Mostafa Kamal

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: This paper examines the prevalence and socioeconomic correlates of unintended pregnancy among rural women in Bangladesh. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study used data from the 2007 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey. Chi-square tests and binary logistic regression were performed using the data set. RESULTS: Overall, 30.0% of the most recent births were unplanned. Both bivariate and multivariate analyses confirm that age, ever use of contraceptive method, religion and wealth index were important determinants of unintended pregnancy. Pregnancy order appeared as the most single determinant of unplanned pregnancy. Women with fourth or higher order pregnancies were at higher risk (OR=4.31, 95%CI; 4.31-6.56 of unintended pregnancy than those who experienced pregnancy for the first time. CONCLUSION: Unintended pregnancy is common in rural Bangladesh. Intervention programs regarding reproductive health and services should be undertaken. Awareness should be created to continue the use of modern contraceptive methods to avoid unintended pregnancy.OBJETIVO: Este artículo evalúa la prevalencia y los factores socioeconómicos asociados a embarazos no deseados en mujeres de áreas rurales de Bangladesh. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Para este estudio empleamos la Encuesta Demográfica y de Salud de Bangladesh de 2007. Para el análisis de los datos se usó la ji cuadrada y regresión logística. RESULTADOS: Treinta por ciento de los embarazos más recientes no fueron planificados. Los análisis bivariados y multivariados confirmaron que la edad, el usar alguna vez anticonceptivos, la religión y el índice de riqueza fueron determinantes importantes de los embarazos no deseados. El orden de la gestación fue el factor único más determinante de tener un embarazo no deseado. Las mujeres con cuatro o más embarazos tuvieron mayor riesgo (RM=4.31, IC 95%=4.31-6.56 de embarazos no deseados que aquellas que estuvieron gestando por primera vez. CONCLUSI

  4. Managing Multiple Risk Factors

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    1998-01-01

    ...) contribute to the racial differences in cardiovascular risk and events among women. High levels of socioeconomic stress, higher dietary fat intake and sedentary lifestyle are more prevalent among black than white women...

  5. Anemia muy precoz del prematuro con peso ≤ 1 500 g:: prevalencia y factores asociados Very early anemia in premature weighing ≤ 1 500 g:: prevalence and associated factors

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    Yusleivy Milagros López Negrín

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN. En el Hospital Ginecoobstétrico Docente «Ramón González Coro» no se ha estudiado la prevalencia de la anemia muy precoz de la prematuridad y los factores asociados a su aparición. Se decidió realizar esta investigación para dar respuesta a esta interrogante y proporcionar bases a las autoridades administrativas para el trazado de estrategias preventivas más eficaces, que reduzcan esta complicación y sus consecuencias. MÉTODOS. Se realizó un estudio prospectivo, de corte transversal, donde se incluyeron todos los recién nacidos (RN ≤ de 1 500 g nacidos antes de las 37 semanas y atendidos en el servicio de neonatología del hospital durante el año 2008. El universo de estudio estuvo constituido por 25 neonatos. Se determinó en cada uno la presencia o no de anemia muy precoz. Se determinó la prevalencia de esta enfermedad y los factores maternos, perinatales y posnatales asociados. RESULTADOS. Presentó anemia muy precoz el 52 % de los neonatos (13/25. La hemoglobina materna baja no se asoció a la anemia muy precoz (RP 0,62; IC 95 % 0,21-1,80. Ninguna variable perinatal se asoció a la anemia muy precoz, aunque se encontró que la prevalencia de esta enfermedad disminuye al aumentar la edad gestacional al nacer (tendencia lineal: X² 4,33; gl 1; p 0,037. Los RN con alguna morbilidad grave tuvieron 2,44 veces más probabilidad de presentar anemia muy precoz (RP 2,44; IC 95 % 1,01-5,87. La prevalencia de la anemia muy precoz se incrementó al aumentar los mililitros por kilogramo de peso de sangre extraída (tendencia lineal: X² 7,6195; gl 1; p 0,0058. Los RN con extracciones entre 5 y 10 mL/kg y > 10 mL/kg tuvieron 5,3 y 4,5 veces más probabilidad de presentar anemia (RP 5,33; IC 95 % 1,4739-19,2988 y RP4,5 ; IC 95 % 1,1254-17,9930, respectivamente. CONCLUSIONES. Un poco más de la mitad de los casos presentaron anemia muy precoz y los factores independientes asociados a su aparición fueron la presencia de

  6. Hidden Risk Factors for Women

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    ... A.S.T. Quiz Hidden Stroke Risk Factors for Women Updated:Nov 22,2016 Excerpted from "What Women Need To Know About The Hidden Risk Factors ... 2012) This year, more than 100,000 U.S. women under 65 will have a stroke. Stroke is ...

  7. Environmental risk factors and pressures

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    Klinda, J.; Lieskovska, Z.

    1998-01-01

    In this chapter the physical risk factors (as radiation [air contamination, contamination of the environment components and food contamination], radon and its radioactive decay products, radioactive wastes, noise), chemical risk factors [chemical substances, xenobiotics in the food chain the ozone depletion], wastes (waste generation, waste management, municipal waste management, import, export and transit of waste) and natural an technological hazards (water quality deterioration as a result of various accidents and fire risk) in the Slovak Republic in 1997 are reviewed

  8. Prevalencia y Factores de Riesgo Consumo de Cigarrillo para estudiantes universitarios entre 18 a 25 años, durante el primer semestre académico del año 2013

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    Javier Martínez Torres

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available El consumo de cigarrillo es un problema actual de salud pública, el cual es responsable de una parte importante de la carga de morbilidad y mortalidad en momentos actuales. Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia de consumo diario, consumo no diario de cigarrillo, en estudiantes universitarios y factores asociados. Materiales y métodos: Se desarrolló un estudio descriptivos transversal, se tomó una muestra de 464 voluntarios adultos sanos entre 18 y 25 años, de ambos géneros. Siendo esta representativa de los estudiantes universitarios. Se establecieron asociaciones mediante la construcción de modelos de regresión simple y múltiples para los factores asociados. Resultados: La prevalencia para el consumo de cigarrillo diario fue de 5,4%, mientras que la de ser fumador esporádico fue de 13%, se encontraron asociación entre el consumo diario de cigarrillo y el género masculino O.R. 4,46 (I.C. 95% 1,5 – 13,27, practicar deporte O.R. 0,29 (I.C. 95% 0,11- 0,76; mientras que para el consumo esporádico de cigarrillo el género masculino presentó O.R. 4,04 (I.C. 95% 2,08 – 7,83 consumo de bebidas alcohólicos O.R. 4,76 (1,13 – 20,05 Conclusiones: El consumo de cigarrillo se asocia como factor de riesgo al género masculino, y como factor protector en las personas que practicas deportes.

  9. Cardiovascular risk factors and dementia.

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    Fillit, Howard; Nash, David T; Rundek, Tatjana; Zuckerman, Andrea

    2008-06-01

    Dementias, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and vascular dementia, are disorders of aging populations and represent a significant economic burden. Evidence is accumulating to suggest that cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors may be instrumental in the development of dementia. The goal of this review was to discuss the relationship between specific CVD risk factors and dementia and how current treatment strategies for dementia should focus on reducing CVD risks. We conducted a review of the literature for the simultaneous presence of 2 major topics, cardiovascular risk factors and dementia (eg, AD). Special emphasis was placed on clinical outcome studies examining the effects of treatments of pharmacologically modifiable CVD risk factors on dementia and cognitive impairment. Lifestyle risk factors for CVD, such as obesity, lack of exercise, smoking, and certain psychosocial factors, have been associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline and dementia. Some evidence suggests that effectively managing these factors may prevent cognitive decline/dementia. Randomized, placebo-controlled trials of antihypertensive medications have found that such therapy may reduce the risk of cognitive decline, and limited data suggest a benefit for patients with AD. Some small open-label and randomized clinical trials of statins have observed positive effects on cognitive function; larger studies of statins in patients with AD are ongoing. Although more research is needed, current evidence indicates an association between CVD risk factors--such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes mellitus--and cognitive decline/dementia. From a clinical perspective, these data further support the rationale for physicians to provide effective management of CVD risk factors and for patients to be compliant with such recommendations to possibly prevent cognitive decline/dementia.

  10. Prevalencias de exposición a riesgos laborales en trabajadoras embarazadas (proyecto INMA-Valencia Prevalence of exposure to occupational risks in pregnant Spanish workers (the INMA Project-Valencia

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    M. Carmen González-Galarzo

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Describir las prevalencias de exposición declarada a riesgos laborales en mujeres embarazas y analizar su relación con características sociodemográficas y laborales a partir de la información recogida en la cohorte INMA-Valencia. Métodos: La cohorte INMA-Valencia se inicia en 2004 con 855 mujeres embarazadas residentes en la provincia de Valencia. En la semana 32 de gestación se recogió información, mediante entrevista personal con cuestionario estructurado, sobre características sociodemográficas (edad, nivel de estudios, país de nacimiento, condiciones de empleo (actividad, ocupación, tipo de contrato, tipo de jornada y exposición laboral autorreferida a carga física y riesgos psicosociales, físicos, químicos y biológicos, en las mujeres con un trabajo remunerado durante el embarazo (n=649. Resultados: Las prevalencias de exposición laboral declarada a carga física, riesgos psicosociales y riesgos físicos (incluyendo radiaciones no ionizantes fueron, respectivamente, del 56%, 63% y 62%. La prevalencia de exposición declarada a riesgos químicos (incluyendo productos de limpieza fue del 22%, y del 6% a los riesgos biológicos. En general, la exposición referida a riesgos laborales fue más frecuente en las mujeres más jóvenes, con nivel educativo bajo, no españolas y trabajadoras temporales y autónomas. Conclusiones: En este estudio se cuantifica por primera vez en España la prevalencia de exposición declarada a riesgos laborales en una muestra de base poblacional de mujeres embarazadas. Según los datos obtenidos parece necesario reforzar las medidas de vigilancia y control de estas exposiciones, algunas de ellas asociadas consistentemente con efectos negativos sobre la reproducción y el desarrollo.Objective: To describe the prevalence of exposure to occupational risks among pregnant women and analyze its relationship with personal and occupational characteristics using information collected in the

  11. Prevalencia del síndrome del quemado y estudio de los factores asociados en los trabajadores de un hospital comarcal

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    Pera G.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: El síndrome del quemado o de burnout es un tipo de estrés laboral que puede tener repercusiones psicosomáticas, conductuales, emocionales, familiares y sociales, y que puede ser motivo de absentismo laboral y de bajo rendimiento en el trabajo. El objetivo de este trabajo es conocer la prevalencia del síndrome del quemado entre los trabajadores de un hospital comarcal, así como conocer las características personales y laborales que se asocian a dicho síndrome. Métodos: Se diseñó un estudio observacional transversal en el que se seleccionó una muestra aleatoria, estratificada por categoría profesional, de 300 trabajadores a los que se les administró el Maslach Burnout Inventory para medir el grado de burnout. Este cuestionario consta de tres subescalas: el cansancio emocional, la despersonalización y la realización personal. Resultados: El 13,9% de los entrevistados presentó un grado elevado de burnout para el cansancio emocional, el 11,1% para la despersonalización y el 6,6% para la realización personal. Ninguno de los entrevistados obtuvo puntuaciones elevadas en las tres escalas a la vez, mientras que un 27% presentó un grado alto de burnout en al menos una de las tres escalas. En el análisis multivariante la categoría profesional y el sexo se asociaron de forma estadísticamente significativa con un alto grado de burnout. Conclusiones: La prevalencia de síndrome del quemado en el hospital de Mataró es relativamente baja y se asocia al género y la categoría profesional.

  12. Cardiovascular risk factors in men

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    Gyllenborg, J; Rasmussen, S L; Borch-Johnsen, Knut

    2001-01-01

    Males have higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) than premenopausal females. Gonadal steroids are probably involved in the gender difference in CVD, but previous results have been conflicting. We investigated the associations between CVD risk factors and sex hormones in a cross-sectional de......Males have higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) than premenopausal females. Gonadal steroids are probably involved in the gender difference in CVD, but previous results have been conflicting. We investigated the associations between CVD risk factors and sex hormones in a cross...

  13. Prevalência de hipertensão arterial em militares jovens e fatores associados Prevalencia de hipertensión arterial en militares jóvenes y factores asociados Prevalence of arterial hypertension in young military personnel and associated factors

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    Daniela Wenzel

    2009-10-01

    hipertensión fueron: > 140mmHg para presión sistólica y > 90mmHg para presión diastólica. Las variables estudiadas incluyeron factores de riesgo y de protección para hipertensión, como características de comportamiento y nutricionales. Para análisis de las asociaciones, se utilizó regresión linear generalizada múltiple, con familia binomial y ligación logarítmica, obteniéndose tasas de prevalencia con intervalo de 90% de confianza y selección jerarquizada de las variables. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de hipertensión arterial fue de 22% (IC 90%: 21;29. En el modelo final de la regresión múltiple se verificó prevalencia de hipertensión 68% mayor entre los exfumadores con relación a los no fumadores (IC 90%: 1,13;2,50. Entre los individuos con sobrepeso (índice de masa corporal - IMC de 25 a 29 Kg/m2 y con obesidad (IMC>29kg/m2 las prevalencias fueron, respectivamente, 75% (IC 90%: 1,23;2,50 y 178% (IC 90%: 1,82;4,25 mayores que entre los eutróficos. Entre los que practicaban actividad física regular, comparado a los que no practicaban, la prevalencia fue 52% menor (IC 90%: 0,30;0,90. CONCLUSIONES: Ser exfumador y tener sobrepeso u obesidad fueron situaciones de riesgo para hipertensión, mientras que la práctica regular de actividad física fue factor de protección en militares jóvenes.OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of arterial hypertension among young military personnel and associated factors. METHODS: Cross-sectional study carried out with a sample of 380 male military personnel aged 19 to 35 years of a Brazilian Air Force unit in the city of São Paulo, Southeastern Brazil, in 2000 and 2001. The cut-off points for hypertension were: > 140mmHg for systolic pressure and > 90mmHg for diastolic pressure. The studied variables included risk and protective factors for hypertension, such as behavioral and nutritional characteristics. For association analysis, generalized linear model multiple regression was used, with binomial family and

  14. EAMJ Risk Factors 10.indd

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    Feb 2, 2010 ... Several factors have been suggested as independent risk factors for their development. Identification of these ... with age, gender or haematological test. ... A meta-analysis of prospective studies on ..... The marked difference may be because monthly .... and dyslipidemia among patients taking first-line,.

  15. Prevalência de quedas e fatores associados em idosos Prevalencia de caídas y factores asociados en ancianos Prevalence of falls and associated factors in elderly individuals

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    Danielle Teles da Cruz

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência de quedas em idosos e analisar fatores associados. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com 420 idosos (60 anos ou mais residentes em Juiz de Fora, MG, em 2010. Foi realizado inquérito domiciliar e descrita a ocorrência de queda nos últimos 12 meses. Para a análise dos fatores associados ao desfecho, foi construído um modelo teórico de determinação com três blocos hierarquizados. As variáveis foram ajustadas entre si dentro de cada bloco; aquelas com nível de significância OBJETIVO: Estimar la prevalencia de caídas en ancianos y analizar factores asociados. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal con 420 ancianos (60 años o más residentes en Juiz de Fora, Sureste de Brasil, en 2010. Se realizó pesquisa domiciliaria y se describió la ocurrencia de caída en los últimos 12 meses. Para análisis de los factores asociados al resultado, se construyó un modelo teórico de determinación con tres bloques jerarquizados. Las variables fueron ajustadas entre sí dentro de cada bloque; las que presentaron nivel de significancia OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of falls in elderly individuals and to analyze associated factors. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with 420 elderly subjects (aged 60 years or older living in the city of Juiz de Fora (Southeastern Brazil in 2010. A household survey was conducted and the occurrence of falls in the 12 previous months was described. For the analysis of factors associated with the outcome, a theoretical determination model with three hierarchical blocks was built. The variables were adjusted among each other within each block; those with level of significance < 0.20 were included in the Poisson regression model and adjusted to the immediately higher level, with 5% significance level. RESULTS: The prevalence of falls among the elderly was 32.1% (95%CI: 27.7; 36.9. Among those who experienced falls, 53% had a single fall and 19% had fractures as a consequence. Most of the falls (59

  16. [Risk factors of necrotizing enterocolitis].

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    Tapia-Rombo, C A; Velasco-Lavín, M R; Nieto-Caldelas, A

    1993-09-01

    The purpose of the present study is to compare risk factors of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) between two group: group A, newborns with the disease and group B, newborns with other diseases different from NEC, in order to know if these risk factors are more frequent or not in the first group. We assessed the clinical records of all the patients hospitalized in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Neonatology Service of the La Raza General Hospital between 1987 and 1991 with the diagnosis of NEC. They were compared with 65 clinical records chosen at random of patients hospitalized in the same Unit with other diagnosis at the same time, and who were discharged by improvement or deceased. In all of them were look for known risk factors for NEC generally accepted such as: prematurity, neonatal asphyxia, poliglobulia, cyanotic congenital heart disease, patent ductus arteriosus, respiratory distress syndrome, catheterization of umbilical vessels, early feeding of elevated formula increases, exchange exchange transfusion, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, infection, etc. Just 25 records of the possible 50 with the diagnosis of NEC full filled inclusion criteria. There were no statistically significant difference in weight, sex, mortality and known risk factors of NEC between both groups. Were concluded that NEC is a disease of unknown etiology that should be studied more thoroughly. The known risk factors must be avoided because the patient susceptibility probably play an important role.

  17. Prevalência de fatores de risco para doenças crônicas não-transmissíveis: impacto de 16 semanas de treinamento futebolístico em índices do estado nutricional e da aptidão física de praticantes de futebol society Prevalencia de los factores de riesgo en las enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles: impacto de 16 semanas de entrenamiento futbolístico en índices del estado nutricional y la aptitud física de practicantes de fútbol society Prevalence of risk factors of non-transmissible chronic diseases: the impact of 16 weeks of soccer training at nutritional status and physical aptitude indexes in society soccer practitioners

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    Luciano Meireles de Pontes

    2006-08-01

    semanas de entrenamiento futbolístico en índices de estado nutricional y de la aptitud física. MÉTODOS: Muestra: 45 individuos (38,6 ± 7,4 años, divididos en dos grupos: Experimental (G1 = 22 y Control (G2 = 23. G1 se sometió a un programa de entrenamiento de tres sesiones semanales en días alternados con duración de 90 minutos (min. G2 participó una vez por semana, de juegos de fútbol, con duración de 90 min. Las variables de investigación contemplaron FR para DCNT, indicadores antropométricos, análisis bioquímicos y de aptitud física. El análisis de los datos contó con la estadística descriptiva y la inferencia estadística mediante el SPSS 13.0. RESULTADOS: Las mayores prevalencias de FR apuntaron para: el sobrepeso (65,0%, historia familiar de cáncer (57,5% y cardiopatías (55,0% y hipertrigliceridemia (32,5%. G1 presentó disminución en la masa corporal (p = 0,007, circunferencia abdominal (p = 0,010, índice de masa corpórea (p = 0,007 y porcentaje de grasa (p = 0,004, hecho no observado en G2. En ambos grupos, los análisis del colesterol total, triglicéridos y glicosis en ayuno, no mostraron disminución significativa durante el periodo investigado (p > 0,05. G1 obtuvo mejores índices de consumo máximo de oxígeno (p = 0,011, resistencia muscular (p = 0,000 y flexibilidad (p = 0,000, lo que no ocurrió en G2. CONCLUSIÓN: Los futbolistas presentaron alta prevalencia de FR para DCNT. En términos generales, G1 obtuvo cambios satisfactorios en el estado nutricional y en la aptitud física durante el periodo de 16 semanas, condición no identificada en G2.The study objective is to identify the prevalence of risk factors (RF to non-transmissible chronic diseases (NTCD in society soccer practitioners and the impact of 16 weeks of soccer training in the nutritional status (NS and the physical ability index. METHODS: Sample: 45 individuals (38.6 ± 7.4 years, divided in two groups: experimental (G1 = 22 and control (G2 = 23. The G1 was submitted

  18. Risk factor for febrile seizures

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    Odalović Dragica

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    Full Text Available Febrile seizures are the most frequent neurological disorder in the childhood. According to American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP, they have been defined as seizures provoked by high temperature in children aged between 6 months and 5 years, without previous history of afebrile seizures, intracranial infections and other possible causes of seizures. Seizures can be typical and atypical, according to the characteristics. Pathogenesis of this disorder has not been clarified yet, and it is believed to be a combination of genetic factors, high body temperature and brain maturation. The risk factors for recurrence of febrile seizures are: age in which seizures appeared for the first time, epilepsy in the first degree relative, febrile seizures in the first degree relative, frequent diseases with fever and low body temperature on the beginning of seizures. The frequency of recurrent seizures The risk for occurrence of epilepsy in children with simple seizures is about 1-1.5%, which is slightly higher compared to general population, while it increases to 4-15% in patients with complex seizures. However, there is no evidence that therapy prevents occurrence of epilepsy. When the prevention of recurrent seizures is considered, it is necessary to separate simple from complex seizures. The aim of this paper was to analyze the most important risk factors for febrile seizures, and to evaluate their impact on occurrence of recurrent seizures. Our study included 125 children with febrile seizures, aged from 6 months to 5 years. The presence of febrile seizures and epilepsy in the first degree relative has been noted in 22% of children. Typical febrile seizures were observed in 76% of cases, and atypical in 24%. Most patients had only one seizure (73.6%. Children, who had seizure earlier in life, had more frequent recurrences. Both risk factors were present in 25% of patients, while 68% of patients had only one risk factor. For the children with febrile disease

  19. The risk factor of thyroid

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    Kusama, Tomoko

    1979-01-01

    For the purposes of radiation protection, the noteworthy risk of thyroid is carcinogenesis. The risk factor which ICRP presented in the publication-26 is 5 x 10 - 6 rem - 1 . This numerical value is based upon the estimated likelihood of inducing fatal thyroid cancer. On the other hand, the risk factor presented by the BEIR report is 4 x 10 - 6 yr - 1 . This value was decided after consideration of the risks of both fatal and non-fatal cancer of thyroid. The following features distinguished thyroid cancer from malignancy of other tissue from medical point of view. 1) A large difference between incidence and mortality in case of thyroid cancer is recognized, because the thyroid cancer could be successfully treated by surgical or radiological treatment. 2) The high prevalence of clinically silent tumor in thyroid gland has been reported. The incidence of thyroid cancer, therefore, is very dependent on methods of medical inspection. The prevalence of radiation induced thyroid cancer is modified by various factors such as age, sex, latency, dose and dose rate. The latent period is very important factors such as ave, sex, latency, dose and dose rate. The latent period is a very important factor in the estimation of accumulated total risk of thyroid malignancy. What is included in the risk caused by thyroid irradiation must be investigated. The risk of non-fatal cancer should be considered in the same way as that of fatal cancer. The dose-equivalent limit of thyroid in non-uniform irradiation caused by radioactive iodine is decided by the limit for non-stochastic effects. Therefore the further consideration of non-stochastic effects of thyroid is necessary. (author)

  20. Prevalencia, factores de riesgo y problemáticas asociadas con la violencia en el noviazgo: una revisión de la literatura

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    César Armando Rey Anacona

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The physical, psychological and sexual violence among the couples of adolescents and young adults that are not married neither cohabiting (well-known generally as “dating violence”, has been object of a vast number of investigations in the last two decades that show a high prevalence inside the adolescent and juvenile population. The objective of this work was to carry out an analysis of the literature in connection with the prevalence, risk factors and difficulties associated with this partner violence type. This analysis allowed to elaborate an outline of the factors that could favor the acts of violence, including the previous experiences of victimization inside and outside the family, the acceptance of the violence toward the couple, and the relationship with pairs that have exercised this form of violence.

  1. Prevalence and correlates of physical activity among adolescents from Southern Brazil Prevalencia de actividad física en adolescentes y factores asociados Prevalência de atividade física em adolescentes e fatores associados

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    Samuel C Dumith

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence and identify correlates of physical activity among adolescents. METHODS: Cross-sectional study nested within a cohort of 4,325 subjects from the city of Pelotas, Southern Brazil, aged 14-15 years in 2008. Physical activity was analyzed using three different approaches: (1 prevalence of any leisure-time physical activity; (2 prevalence of any active commuting to school; and (3 prevalence of engaging in at least 300 minutes per week of both (1 and (2 combined. Independent variables included sociodemographic, behavioral, social, and biological characteristics, and number of different leisure-time physical activites practiced. Statistical analyses were carried out using Poisson regression. RESULTS: The proportion of adolescents involved in any type of leisure-time physical activity was 75.6%, while 73.4% displayed some form of active commuting to school. Prevalence of total physical activity score (> 300 min/week was 48.2%, being greater among boys (62.6% than among girls (34.5%. Furthermore, prevalence increased along with the number of physical activity modalities practiced (pOBJETIVO: Estimar la prevalencia de actividad física entre adolescentes y identificar los factores asociados. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal anidado en una cohorte con 4.325 individuos de 14-15 años en Pelota, Sur de Brasil, en 2008. La actividad física fue analizada por medio de tres diferentes abordajes: 1 prevalencia de alguna actividad física de ocio; 2 prevalencia de algún traslado activo para la escuela; 3 prevalencia de compromiso de por lo menos 300 minutos por semana en la combinación de ambos (1 y 2. Variables independientes incluyeron características demográficas, socioeconómicas, comportamentales, sociales y biológicas y número de actividades físicas practicadas en el tiempo de ocio. Los análisis estadísticos fueron hechos por la regresión de Poisson. RESULTADOS: La proporción de adolescentes envueltos en alguna

  2. Prevalência e fatores associados à obesidade abdominal em adolescentes Prevalencia y factores asociados a la obesidad abdominal en adolescentes Prevalence of abdominal obesity and associated factors in adolescents

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    Marcelo Romanzini

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar a prevalência de obesidade abdominal e sua associação com fatores demográficos, econômicos e estilo de vida em adolescentes. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal conduzido em 644 adolescentes (397 do sexo feminino e 247 do masculino, de 15 a 19 anos. Foram coletadas informações demográficas (sexo e idade, econômicas (nível econômico e comportamentais (atividade física, alimentação, tabagismo e etilismo. A obesidade abdominal (desfecho foi determinada com base em pontos de corte para a circunferência de cintura, específicos ao sexo e à idade. A análise multivariada foi realizada por meio de regressão logística, estimando-se Odds Ratios (OR brutas e ajustadas, com intervalo de confiança de 95%. RESULTADOS: A prevalência de obesidade abdominal foi de 7,5%. Adolescentes do sexo masculino (OR 2,34; IC95% 1,27-4,32, de nível econômico intermediário (OR 2,89; IC95% 1,35-6,19 e alto (OR 2,98; IC95% 1,31-6,77 e que consumiam bebida alcoólica de forma abusiva (OR 2,12; IC95% 1,10-4,09 apresentaram maior chance de possuírem obesidade abdominal. CONCLUSÕES: A prevalência de obesidade abdominal foi baixa em comparação aos estudos internacionais. Ademais, encontrou-se que o sexo, o nível econômico e o consumo abusivo de álcool se associaram à obesidade abdominal.OBJETIVO: Verificar la prevalencia de obesidad abdominal y su asociación con factores demográficos, económicos y estilo de vida en adolescentes. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal conducido en 644 adolescentes (397 del sexo masculino y 247 del femenino de 15 a 18 años. Se recogieron informaciones demográficas (sexo, edad, económicas (nivel económico y comportamentales (actividad física, alimentación, tabaquismo, alcoholismo. La obesidad abdominal (desfecho fue determinada con base en puntos de corte para la circunferencia de la cintura, específicos al sexo y la edad. El análisis multivariado se realizó mediante regresión logística, estimando

  3. Human Leptospirosis and risk factors.

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    Yanelis Emilia Tabío Henry

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available The human leptospirosis is a zoonosis of world distribution, were risk factors exist that have favored the wild and domestic animal propagation and so man. A descpitive investigation was made with the objective of determining the behavior of risk factors in outpatients by human leptospirosis in “Camilo Cienfuegos“ University General Hospital from Sncti Spíritus In the comprised time period betwen december 1 st and 3 st , 2008.The sample of this study was conformed by 54 risk persons that keep inclusion criteria. Some variables were used:age, sex, risk factors and number of ill persons, according to the month. Some patients of masculine sex prevailed (61,9%, group of ages between 15-29 and 45-59 years (27,7%, patients treated since october to december (53,7%, the direct and indirect contact with animals (46,2 %. The risk factors cassually associated to human leptospirosis turned to be: the masculine sex, the contac with animals, the occupational exposition and the inmersion on sources of sweet water.

  4. Sexual harassment: identifying risk factors.

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    O'Hare, E A; O'Donohue, W

    1998-12-01

    A new model of the etiology of sexual harassment, the four-factor model, is presented and compared with several models of sexual harassment including the biological model, the organizational model, the sociocultural model, and the sex role spillover model. A number of risk factors associated with sexually harassing behavior are examined within the framework of the four-factor model of sexual harassment. These include characteristics of the work environment (e.g., sexist attitudes among co-workers, unprofessional work environment, skewed sex ratios in the workplace, knowledge of grievance procedures for sexual harassment incidents) as well as personal characteristics of the subject (e.g., physical attractiveness, job status, sex-role). Subjects were 266 university female faculty, staff, and students who completed the Sexual Experience Questionnaire to assess the experience of sexual harassment and a questionnaire designed to assess the risk factors stated above. Results indicated that the four-factor model is a better predictor of sexual harassment than the alternative models. The risk factors most strongly associated with sexual harassment were an unprofessional environment in the workplace, sexist atmosphere, and lack of knowledge about the organization's formal grievance procedures.

  5. Risk factors for undescended testis.

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    Brouwers, M.M.; Bruijne, L.M. de; Gier, R.P.E. de; Zielhuis, G.A.; Feitz, W.F.J.; Roeleveld, N.

    2012-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To contribute to the understanding of the etiology of undescended testis (UDT), by exploring a wide range of potential risk factors in a case-referent study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Cases and referents were recruited at five hospitals and included 200 boys with surgically corrected UDT and

  6. Seasonality of cardiovascular risk factors

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    Marti-Soler, Helena; Gubelmann, Cédric; Aeschbacher, Stefanie

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To assess the seasonality of cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) in a large set of population-based studies. METHODS: Cross-sectional data from 24 population-based studies from 15 countries, with a total sample size of 237 979 subjects. CVRFs included Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist...

  7. Prevalencia de los factores de riesgo de fractura por fragilidad en varones de 40 a 90 años de una zona básica de salud rural

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    Rafael Gómez Navarro

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: La osteoporosis, y como consecuencia de ella las fracturas por fragilidad, se han convertido en los últimos años en un importante problema de salud pública en los países desarrollados. Aunque es bien conocida su epidemiología y factores de riesgo en la mujer postmenopáusica son escasos los trabajos centrados en analizar esta patología en los hombres. El objetivo es determinar la prevalencia de los factores de riesgo de fractura por fragilidad en los varones y calcular su riesgo absoluto de fractura osteoporótica mayor y de fractura de cadera. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo transversal realizado en una zona de salud rural. La población de estudio fueron los varones de entre 40 y 90 años. No se contemplaron causas de exclusión. Se realizó entrevista personal recogiendo los siguientes datos: edad, peso, talla, índice de masa corporal (IMC, antecedente de fractura previa, antecedente de fractura de cadera en progenitores, habito tabáquico, consumo de corticoides, antecedente de artritis reumatoide, osteoporosis secundaria, consumo de alcohol y densidad mineral ósea (DMO. Con estos datos se calculó el riesgo absoluto de fractura y el riesgo de fractura de cadera mediante la aplicación de la herramienta FRAX®. Resultados: Se estudió a 431 hombres. Media de edad 65,8 ± 13,9 años e IMC de 28,4 ± 4,3 Kg/m². A ninguno se le había determinado DMO. Prevalencia de los factores de riesgo: fractura previa 3,7%; progenitores con fractura de cadera 10,4%; fumadores 21,1%; corticoides 2,8%; artritis reumatoide 0,9%; osteoporosis secundaria 2,3%; alcohol 30,9%. Riesgo absoluto de fractura del 3,7 ± 3,1 IC al 95% (3,43-4,02 y riesgo de fractura de cadera del 1,7 ± 2,5 IC al 95% (1,51-1,98. Conclusiones: Especialmente importante en el varón sería supresión del alcohol y del tabaco.

  8. Risk factors for congenital hydrocephalus

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    Munch, Tina Noergaard; Rasmussen, Marie-Louise Hee; Wohlfahrt, Jan

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    . Furthermore, to identify the risk factors unique for isolated CHC as compared to syndromic CHC. METHODS: We established a cohort of all children born in Denmark between 1978 and 2008. Information on CHC and maternal medical diseases were obtained from the National Patient Discharge Register, maternal intake...... increased risk of isolated CHC compared to unexposed children (RR 2.52, 95% CI 1.47 to 4.29) (1.5/1000 born children). Risk factors also found for syndromic CHC were: Male gender, multiples and maternal diabetes. CONCLUSIONS: The higher risk for isolated CHC in first-born children as well as behavioural......-born children, we observed 1193 cases of isolated CHC (0.062/1000) born children. First-borns had an increased risk of isolated CHC compared to later-borns (1.32 95% CI 1.17 to 1.49) (0.72/1000 born children). First trimester exposure to maternal use of antidepressants was associated with a significantly...

  9. [Risk factors associated to preclampsia].

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    López-Carbajal, Mario Joaquín; Manríquez-Moreno, María Esther; Gálvez-Camargo, Daniela; Ramírez-Jiménez, Evelia

    2012-01-01

    preeclampsia constitutes one of the main causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. The aim was to identify the risk factors associated to the developmental of preeclampsia mild-moderate and severe, as well as the force of association of these factors in a hospital of second-level medical care. study of cases and controls, a relation 1:1, in women withdrawn of the Service of Gynecology and Obstetrics during 2004 to 2007. Pregnant women with more than 20 weeks gestation were included. In the cases group we included patients with diagnosis of preeclampsia mild-moderate or severe (corroborated clinical and laboratory). In the controls group that had a normal childbirth without pathology during the pregnancy. 42 cases and 42 controls. The average age was of 27 years. The associated risk factors were overweight, obesity, irregular prenatal control, short or long intergenesic period, history of caesarean or preeclampsia in previous pregnancies. the knowledge of the risk factors will allow the accomplishment of preventive measures and decrease the fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality due to preeclampsia.

  10. Disability as a risk factor?

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    Bøttcher, Louise; Dammeyer, Jesper

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    Empirical research has established that children with disabilities are more likely to develop psychopathology than children without disabilities. But too little is known about the association between disability and psychopathology. The aim of this article is to discuss developmental...... psychopathological models that conceptualize the connection between childhood disability and psychopathology. Empirical studies of psychopathology among children with a congenital hearing impairment and children with cerebral palsy will be reviewed, representing in-depth examples of association between disability...... and psychopathology. Both a congenital hearing impairment and cerebral palsy were found to be dominating risk factors for all types of psychopathology, but no relationship was identified between degree of disability and risk of psychopathology. The higher risk cannot be explained by biological impairments alone...

  11. Neurodevelopmental risk factors in schizophrenia

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    Full Text Available The authors review environmental and neurodevelopmental risk factors for schizophrenic disorders, with emphasis on minor physical anomalies, particularly craniofacial anomalies and dermatoglyphic variations. The high prevalence of these anomalies among schizophrenic subjects supports the neurodevelopmental theory of the etiology of schizophrenia, since they suggest either genetically or epigenetically controlled faulty embryonic development of structures of ectodermal origin like brain and skin. This may disturb neurodevelopment that in turn may cause these subjects to be at increased risk for the development of schizophrenia and related disorders. The precise confirmation of this theory, at least in some cases, will provide further understanding of these illnesses, allowing easy and inexpensive identification of subjects at risk and providing guidelines for the development of new pharmacological interventions for early treatment and even for primary prevention of the illness.

  12. Prevalencia y factores DE RIESGO relacionados con la cetosis clínica y subclínica tipo I y II en un hato de vacas Jersey en Costa Rica

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar la prevalencia y grado de cetosis tipo I y tipo II e investigar los factores de riesgo asociados con esta enfermedad metabólica, en un hato Jersey de 203 vacas en Oreamuno, Cartago, Costa Rica (9° 55' Latitud Norte, 83° 51' Longitud Oeste, 2350 m de altitud, para proponer prácticas de manejo y alimentación que contribuyan a reducir la incidencia de este desbalance metabólico. La prevalencia de cetosis tipo II y tipo I fue determinada midiendo la concentración sanguínea del ácido β-hidroxibutírico (βHBA a los 8±3 y 30±3 días de lactancia en 117 y 114 animales, respectivamente. La cetosis clínica tipo II no fue detectada y 4,27% de las vacas tuvieron cetosis subclínica (1,4 a 2,9 mmol.l-1 de este tipo. Los porcentajes de vacas con cetosis clínica (>2,9 mmol.l-1 y subclínica tipo I fueron 3,51 y 9,65 respectivamente. Durante la última semana de gestación, la pérdida de condición corporal difirió (p<0,05 para vacas sanas y cetóticas tipo I y fue de 0,09 y 0,31 puntos, respectivamente. Las vacas con cetosis tipo I fueron de mayor (p<0,01 número de partos, duración del período seco más extensa (p<0,05 y mayor pico de lactancia (p<0,01, que las vacas sanas. Los resultados sugieren que calificar la condición corporal durante la última semana de gestación podría ser útil para predecir el riesgo de los animales a desarrollar cetosis tipo I. Basados en estos resultados, el manejo para evitar periodos secos mayores de 60 días ayudaría a reducir la incidencia de cetosis. Además, la alimentación y manejo de las vacas multíparas y vacas de mayor producción, conducente a reducir la pérdida de condición corporal post parto, también podrían reducir la incidencia de los diferentes tipos de cetosis.

  13. Prevalencia de dislipemia y riesgo cardiovascular elevado en pacientes con artritis reumatoide Prevalence of dyslipidemia and elevated cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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    María Jezabel Haye Salinas

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    Full Text Available Los objetivos del estudio fueron comparar la frecuencia de riesgo cardiovascular (CV elevado y dislipemia (DLP en pacientes con artritis reumatoide (AR y en controles, identificar variables de la enfermedad asociadas a DLP y estimar el porcentaje de pacientes con AR medicados para DLP. Estudio de corte transversal que incluyó 409 pacientes con AR y 624 controles. El riesgo CV se determinó con las clasificaciones NCEP y SCORE modificados por European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR. Para DLP se utilizó la definición de Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III. La frecuencia de riesgo CV elevado fue similar en pacientes con AR y controles excepto cuando fue definida por NCEP-EULAR (7% vs. 2%; p = 0.00002. La DLP fue encontrada en el 43% de los pacientes con AR y en el 47% de los controles (p = 0.15. Los pacientes con AR y DLP tuvieron más manifestaciones extra-articulares (36% vs. 24%; p = 0.01 y mayor velocidad de sedimentación globular (VSG (21 (13-35 vs. 18 (10-30 mm; p = 0.003. El tratamiento recibido para DLP varió según la definición utilizada (11% a 32%. Se encontró mayor riesgo CV en los pacientes con AR solo cuando se definió por NCEP- EULAR. Los pacientes con AR y DLP tuvieron mayor VSG y manifestaciones extra-articulares. La mayoría de los pacientes con AR y DLP no estaban recibiendo tratamiento hipolipemiante.The objectives of this study were to compare the frequency of dyslipidemia (DLP and the elevated cardiovascular risk between rheumatoid arthritis (RA patients and a control group, to identify disease-related factors associated with the presence of DLP and to estimate the frequency of RA patients receiving treatment for DLP. This is a cross sectional study that included 409 RA patients and 624 controls. Cardiovascular (CV risk was determined using the Framingham score, National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP and the Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE adapted versions according to the European League Against

  14. Perinatal risk factors including malformation

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    1991-10-01

    The study gives a survey of the factors most frequently mentioned in the literature as factors likely to adversely affect a pregnancy. One essential aspect is the discussion of those factors that can be counted among the causes of malformations, as among others, prenatal radiation exposure. The study prepared within the framework of the research project 'Radiobiological environmental monitoring in Bavaria' is intended to serve as a basis for a retrospective and prospective evaluation of infant mortality, perinatal conditions and occurrence of malformations in Bavaria, with the principal idea of drawing up an environment - related health survey. The study therefore, in addition to ionizing radiation also takes into account other detectable risks within the ecologic context, as e.g. industrial installations, refuse incineration plants or waste dumps, or urbanity. (orig./MG) [de

  15. Factores de riesgo cardiovascular en estudiantes universitarios chilenos Cardiovascular risk factors in Chilean university students

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar la prevalencia de factores de riesgo cardiovascular en universitarios asintomáticos de ambos sexos, de entre 18 y 25 años de edad. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: La muestra quedó integrada por 1 301 estudiantes. En una submuestra de 293 sujetos se midieron lípidos séricos, con un analizador químico Hitachi 717. La obesidad se estimó considerando el índice de masa corporal (IMC; el antecedente familiar de infarto, así como el consumo de cigarrillos y el nivel de actividad física se determinaron mediante un cuestionario de autoevaluación. Se construyeron tablas de contingencia para estudiar asociaciones entre factores de riesgo lipídicos y no lipídicos, usando la prueba ji² de Pearson. Se realizó un análisis de regresión múltiple para determinar la relación de cada una de las variables lipídicas (colesterol total, colesterol-lipoproteína de baja densidad, colesterol-lipoproteína de alta densidad y triglicéridos, así como de las no lipídicas (edad, peso, estatura, IMC, sexo, presión arterial, conducta sedentaria y antecedente familiar de infarto precoz. RESULTADOS: Se encontraron niveles de riesgo lipídico en 29.2% de los casos para colesterol total, en 16.2% para lipoproteína de baja densidad y en 5% para lipoproteína de alta densidad. Entre los factores de riesgo no lipídicos más prevalentes, estaban el consumo de cigarrillos, con 46.1%, y el sedentarismo, que alcanzó 60.8%. La obesidad, la hipertensión arterial y el antecedente familiar alcanzaron 1.9, 4.6 y 11%, respectivamente. Se observó una asociación entre el perfil lipídico de riesgo, la obesidad, la conducta fumadora y el antecedente familiar. CONCLUSIONES: Los resultados mostraron una alta prevalencia de sedentarismo y conducta fumadora, asociada a un perfil lipídico de riesgo. Se deduce la necesidad imperiosa de diseñar programas de intervención con el fin de modificar el estilo de vida y prevenir la posible presencia de enfermedades

  16. Experiencias Atípicas Psicóticas y Cuasi-Psicóticas en Adolescentes Puertorriqueños/as Deprimidos/as: Prevalencia y Factores Asociados

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    Yaritza M. López-Robledo

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    Full Text Available Se examinó la prevalencia de experiencias atípicas psicóticas y cuasi-psicóticas y se identificaron factores asociados a éstas en 162 jóvenes puertorriqueños/as entre 13 y 17.5 años. Se evaluó la sintomatología depresiva, la ideación suicida, así como la presencia o historia de experiencias atípicas, eventos traumáticos y maltrato o abuso. Las experiencias atípicas estuvieron asociadas (p<.05 a ser fémina, a tener enfermedades físicas, a experimentar eventos traumáticos, a haber recibido tratamiento para la depresión, y a una sintomatología depresiva e ideación suicida elevada. Los eventos traumáticos, el tratamiento farmacológico para la depresión y la severidad de la ideación suicida fueron predictores significativos del número de experiencias reportadas. Los resultados confirman que la mayoría de las experiencias no son psicóticas. Se discuten las implicaciones para la evaluación y el tratamiento de jóvenes deprimidos/as.

  17. Prevalência de lesões labiais em trabalhadores de praia e fatores associados Prevalencia de lesiones labiales en trabajadores de playa y factores asociados Prevalence and factors associated with orolabial lesions in beach workers

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    Eudes Euler de Souza Lucena

    2012-12-01

    áficas, ocupacionales y de salud general con la presencia de lesiones labiales se evaluaron por medio de la prueba de Chi-cuadrado para un nivel de significancia de 5%. El análisis multivariado fue realizado utilizándose la regresión robusta de Poisson. RESULTADOS: De los trabajadores examinados, 27,1% presentaban lesiones labiales. De estos, 76,8% eran del sexo masculino; 61,6% tenían piel morena o negra; 94,5% trabajaban informalmente y 85,4%, expuestos al sol. La mayoría (81,1% relató uso de algún tipo de fotoprotección: protector solar (38,7%; protector labial (15,3%; gorra/sombrero (72,4%. Aproximadamente 28% eran fumadores y 48% consumían alcohol regularmente. La fotoprotección con uso de gorra/sombrero fue asociada a la presencia de lesiones labiales productos de la exposición solar. CONCLUSIONES: Se observó alta prevalencia de lesiones labiales en los individuos expuestos al sol y esta se asoció al uso de gorra/sombrero como forma de fotoprotección.OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and factors associated with orolabial lesions caused by sun exposure in beach workers. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with 362 beach workers from five urban beaches in the city of Natal, northeastern Brazil, from August to December 2010. All subjects completed a validated questionnaire to collect personal, occupational, and health-related information and underwent an orolabial clinical examination by trained examiners. Potential associations between sociodemographic, occupational, and health-related variables and the presence of orolabial lesions were assessed using the chi-square test at a 5% significance level. The multivariate analysis was performed using Poisson regression. RESULTS: Of the 362 workers examined, 27.1% had orolabial lesions. Of these, 76.8% were males, 61.6% dark or black skinned, 94.5% informal workers, and 85.4% reported sun exposure. Most (81.1% reported using sun protection methods including sunscreen (38.7%, lip balm (15.3%, and cap/hat (72.4%. Twenty

  18. Risk factors for tornado injuries.

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    Eidson, M; Lybarger, J A; Parsons, J E; MacCormack, J N; Freeman, J I

    1990-12-01

    Tornadoes in North and South Carolina on 28 March 1984 caused 252 people to be injured seriously enough to require hospitalization and 59 to be killed. To evaluate risk factors, we gathered information on 238 (94%) of those hospitalized and 46 (78%) of those killed. Those hospitalized or deceased had statistically significantly more deep cuts, concussions, unconsciousness and broken bones than those with them at the time of the tornado who were not hospitalized or killed. People living in mobile homes were more likely to be hospitalized or die than people occupying conventional houses. Other risk factors for hospitalization or death included advanced age (60+ years), no physical protection (not having been covered with a blanket or other object), having been struck by broken window glass or other falling objects, home lifted off its foundation, collapsed ceiling or floor, or walls blown away. More awareness of the tornado risk before it strikes and better adherence to tornado protection guidelines could reduce injuries and deaths in the future.

  19. Risk factor management: antiatherogenic therapies.

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    Gielen, Stephan; Sandri, Marcus; Schuler, Gerhard; Teupser, Daniel

    2009-08-01

    Despite the advances in interventional techniques, the management of stable atherosclerosis remains the domain of optimal guideline-oriented therapy. Recent studies on the effects of aggressive lipid lowering on atheroma volume changes using intravascular ultrasound indicate that it is possible to achieve atherosclerosis regression by reaching low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels less than 75 mg/dl. The pleiotropic anti-inflammatory effects of statins contribute to the reduction of cardiovascular (CV) event observed with aggressive lipid lowering. As a second important strategy to prevent disease progression, lifestyle changes with regular physical exercise are capable of halting the atherosclerotic process and reducing angina symptoms and CV events. Optimal medical therapy, a healthy lifestyle with regular physical exercise, and coronary interventions are not mutually exclusive treatment strategies. Over the last few decades, both have proved to be effective in significantly reducing the CV mortality in the Western world. However, risk factor modification contributed to at least half the effect in the reduction of CV mortality. This figure provides an estimate of what could be achieved if we were to take risk factor modification more seriously - especially in the acute care setting. The knowledge is there: today we have a better understanding on how to stop progression and even induce regression of atherosclerosis. Much research still needs to be done and will be done. In the meantime, however, our primary focus should lie in implementing what is already known. In addition, it is essential not just to treat CV risk factors, but also to treat them to achieve the target values as set by the guidelines of European Society of Cardiology.

  20. Sentimento de discriminação em estudantes: prevalência e fatores associados Sentimiento de discriminación en estudiantes: prevalencia y factores asociados Feelings of discrimination among students: prevalence and associated factors

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    Alex Avelino Bittencourt

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência e fatores associados ao sentimento de discriminação entre estudantes. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com amostra representativa de 1.170 escolares de um total de 2.282 matriculados na sétima série do ensino fundamental em escolas municipais de Gravataí (RS, em 2005. Os participantes foram selecionados por amostragem aleatória por conglomerado. Os dados foram obtidos com instrumentos auto-aplicados (Global School-based Student Health Survey, body shape questionnaire, classificação socioeconômica preenchidos em sala de aula. Foi utilizada a regressão de Cox modificada para estudos transversais, segundo modelo hierarquizado em quatro etapas. RESULTADOS: A prevalência de sentimento de discriminação foi de 21,0%, mais prevalente entre: as meninas (RP=1,93, IC 95% 1,51;2,46; os que apresentaram absenteísmo escolar (RP=1,54, IC 95% 1,21;1,97; os que fizeram uso na vida de tabaco (RP=1,53, IC 95% 1,18;1,98; os preocupados com sua imagem corporal (RP=1,42, IC 95% 1,07;1,88; os com sentimento de solidão (RP=2,50, IC 95% 1,80;3,46 e tristeza (RP=1,29, IC 95% 1,02;1,62; os com dificuldade para dormir (RP:1,41, IC 95% 1,08;1,83; os com ideação suicida (RP=1,45, IC 95% 1,13;1,85 e os que sofreram algum tipo de injúria acidental (RP=1,56, IC 95% 1,23;1,97 ou intencional (RP=2,04, IC 95% 1,51;2,76. CONCLUSÕES: O sentimento de discriminação esteve associado ao sexo e à experiência com tabaco. Sua associação com fatores psicossociais indica a coexistência de situações adversas, como a insatisfação com a imagem corporal, sintomas depressivos e presença de injúrias. Esses resultados mostram a importância da atuação conjunta de professores e profissionais de saúde na identificação precoce desse sentimento, orientação e acompanhamento de jovens enfrentando essas situações.OBJETIVO: Estimar la prevalencia y factores asociados al sentimiento de discriminación entre estudiantes. MÉTODOS: Estudio

  1. Risk factors of teenage pregnancy

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    Maria Siettou; Maria Saridi

    2011-01-01

    Teenage pregnancy is a worldwide medical and social issue, associated with many physical, psychological and social consequences and can result in birth, miscarriage or abortion. Aim: The aim of the present study is to find those risk factors that contribute to teenage pregnancy. Results: In U.S.A., according to data from Unicef, the birth rate among teenagers touches the 52.1% and it is four times higher, than the corresponding rate recorded in the countries of Western Europe. The United King...

  2. Risk Factors in Derivatives Markets

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    Raimonda Martinkutė-Kaulienė

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    Full Text Available The objective of the article is to analyse and present the classification of risks actual to derivative securities. The analysis is based on classical and modern literature findings and analysis of newest statistical data. The analysis led to the conclusion, that the main risks typical for derivatives contracts and their traders are market risk, liquidity risk, credit and counterparty risk, legal risk and transactions risk. Pricing risk and systemic risk is also quite important. The analysis showed that market risk is the most important kind of risk that in many situations influences the level of remaining risks.

  3. Importance of high triglycerides levels between novel coronary risk factors

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    Full Text Available Introduction: The analysis of new cardiovascular risk factors is under an extensive debate in the cardiology and metabolic research fields. Objective: To determine the main factors that contribute to the classification of individuals with higher coronary risk in the adult population from Maracaibo, Venezuela. Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional study with multistage random sampling in 1379 individuals belonging to the Maracaibo City Metabolic Syndrome Prevalence Study (MMSPS was performed. They were classified according to the coronary risk by Framingham-Wilson equation adapted to our population. The association between various risk factors was evaluated by ordinal logistic regression models. Results: 1,379 subjects (females 55.9%; n = 771 were evaluated, 66.2% (n = 913 were classified with low coronary risk. In univariate (χ2 = 112.35; p < 0.00001 and multivariate analysis [OR: 3.98 (2.39-6.63; p < 0.01], the main factors associated to be classified as the highest risk category were hypertriglyceridemia. Conclusion: There are several factors that should be included in predictive models use worldwide. The most important in our population were dyslipidemia such as hypertriglyceridemia, hyperlipoproteinemia (a and insulin resistance. Resumen: Introducción: El análisis de nuevos factores de riesgo cardiovascular constituye un tema de amplio debate en la investigación cardio-metabólica. Objetivo: Determinar los principales factores que contribuyen a la clasificación de sujetos en las categorías de mayor riesgo coronario en individuos adultos de la ciudad de Maracaibo, Venezuela. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo, trasversal con muestreo aleatorio multietapas en 1.379 individuos pertenecientes al Estudio de Prevalencia de Síndrome Metabólico de la Ciudad de Maracaibo (EPSMM. Estos fueron clasificaron de acuerdo con el riesgo coronario mediante la fórmula Framingham-Wilson adaptada para

  4. New risk factors for atherosclerosis and patient risk assessment

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    Fruchart, Jean-Charles; Nierman, Melchior C.; Stroes, Erik S. G.; Kastelein, John J. P.; Duriez, Patrick

    2004-01-01

    Advances in our understanding of the ways in which the traditional cardiovascular risk factors, including standard lipid (eg, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol) and nonlipid (eg, hypertension) risk factors, interact to initiate

  5. Skin Cancer: Biology, Risk Factors & Treatment

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    ... turn Javascript on. Feature: Skin Cancer Skin Cancer: Biology, Risk Factors & Treatment Past Issues / Summer 2013 Table ... Articles Skin Cancer Can Strike Anyone / Skin Cancer: Biology, Risk Factors & Treatment / Timely Healthcare Checkup Catches Melanoma ...

  6. 459 Preventing Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors through ...

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    Jan 18, 2011 ... injury. Risk factors may be considered as characteristic indicators ... by examining the cardiovascular risk factors that are related to various forms .... Cross country race, Handball, Jogging, Rope jumping, Running Soccer,.

  7. Risk factors identified for certain lymphoma subtypes

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    In a large international collaborative analysis of risk factors for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), scientists were able to quantify risk associated with medical history, lifestyle factors, family history of blood or lymph-borne cancers, and occupation for 11

  8. Women's Heart Disease: Heart Disease Risk Factors

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    ... this page please turn JavaScript on. Feature: Women's Heart Disease Heart Disease Risk Factors Past Issues / Winter 2014 Table ... or habits may raise your risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). These conditions are known as risk ...

  9. Risk factors for venous thromboembolism during pregnancy

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    Jensen, Thomas Bo; Gerds, Thomas Alexander; Grøn, Randi

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    Pregnant women are at an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Risk factors for VTE among pregnant women are not sufficiently investigated.......Pregnant women are at an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Risk factors for VTE among pregnant women are not sufficiently investigated....

  10. Molecular Risk Factors for Schizophrenia.

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    Modai, Shira; Shomron, Noam

    2016-03-01

    Schizophrenia (SZ) is a complex and strongly heritable mental disorder, which is also associated with developmental-environmental triggers. As opposed to most diagnosable diseases (yet similar to other mental disorders), SZ diagnosis is commonly based on psychiatric evaluations. Recently, large-scale genetic and epigenetic approaches have been applied to SZ research with the goal of potentially improving diagnosis. Increased computational analyses and applied statistical algorithms may shed some light on the complex genetic and epigenetic pathways contributing to SZ pathogenesis. This review discusses the latest advances in molecular risk factors and diagnostics for SZ. Approaches such as these may lead to a more accurate definition of SZ and assist in creating extended and reliable clinical diagnoses with the potential for personalized treatment. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Alteração vocal auto-referida em professores: prevalência e fatores associados Alteración vocal auto-referida en profesores: prevalencia y factores asociados Self-reported voice problems among teachers: prevalence and associated factors

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    Cláudia Cossentino Bruck Marçal

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência de alteração vocal auto-referida em professores e identificar fatores associados. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com amostra de 393 professores do ensino fundamental de Florianópolis, SC, por meio de questionário autoaplicado em 2009. Foi realizada análise multivariável de regressão de Poisson estimando-se as razões de prevalência e intervalos de 95% de confiança. RESULTADOS: A prevalência de alteração vocal foi de 47,6% (IC95% 42,6;52,5. Após o ajuste, permaneceram associados à maior prevalência de alteração vocal ser do sexo feminino e a presença de rinite/sinusite e faringite. CONCLUSÕES: Foi observada elevada prevalência de alteração vocal auto-referida entre os professores estudados.OBJETIVO: Estimar la prevalencia de alteración vocal auto-referida en profesores e identificar factores asociados. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal con muestra de 393 profesores de enseñanza fundamental de Florianópolis, Sur de Brasil, por medio de cuestionario auto-aplicado en 2009. Se realizó análisis multivariable de regresión de Poisson, estimándose las tasas de prevalencia e intervalos de 95% de confianza. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de alteración vocal fue de 47,6% (IC95% 42,6;52,5. Posterior al ajuste, permanecieron asociados a la mayor prevalencia de alteración vocal ser del sexo femenino y la presencia de rinitis/sinusitis y faringitis. CONCLUSIONES: Se observó elevada prevalencia de alteración vocal auto-referida entre los profesores estudiados.OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of self-reported voice problems and to identify associated factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out in a sample of 393 public elementary and middle school teachers in Florianópolis, Southern Brazil, in 2009. A self-administered questionnaire was used. A multivariable Poisson regression model was performed to estimate prevalence ratios and their related 95% confidence intervals. RESULTS: The

  12. Survey of risk factors urinary tract infection

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    A Dehghani; M zahedi; M moezzi; M dafei; H Falahzadeh

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    Introduction: Women are very susceptible to urinary tract infections and pregnancy raises the risk of urinary tract infection. In general, little information on the risk factors of urinary tract infection in pregnancy is underway. Urinary tract infection in pregnancy is an important risk factor for pregnancy dire consequences. The purpose of this study is to find risk factors associated with urinary tract infection in pregnant women. Methods: The study was observational and retrospective ...

  13. Prevalencia de intento de suicidio adolescente y factores de riesgo asociados en una comuna rural de la provincia de Concepción

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    Valdivia,Mario; Silva,Daniel; Sanhueza,Félix; Cova,Félix; Melipillán,Roberto

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    Background: Suicide mortality rates are increasing among teenagers. Aim: To study the prevalence and predictive factors of suicide attempts among Chilean adolescents. Material and Methods: A random sample of 195 teenagers aged 16 ± 1 years (53% males) answered an anonymous survey about their demographic features, substance abuse, the Osaka suicidal ideation questionnaire, Smilksten familial Apgar. Beck hopelessness scale, Beck depression scale and Coppersmith self-esteem inventory. Results: T...

  14. Sobrepeso y obesidad: prevalencia y determinantes sociales del exceso de peso en la población peruana (2009-2010 Overweight and obesity: prevalence and determining social factors of overweight in the peruvian population (2009-2010

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    Doris Álvarez-Dongo

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Estimar la prevalencia de sobrepeso, obesidad y los determinantes sociales del exceso de peso en po¬blación peruana. Materiales y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal que incluyó a los miembros residentes en los hogares de la muestra Encuesta Nacional de Hogares. Se empleó un muestreo probabilístico, estratificado y multietápico. La muestra incluyó 69 526 miembros; las mediciones antropométricas se realizaron según metodología internacional. Para evaluar el sobrepeso y obesidad se utilizó el peso para la talla (niños Objectives. Estimate the prevalence of overweight, obesity and the determining social factors of overweight in the Peruvian population. Materials and methods. A cross-cut study was conducted which included family members from homes in the sample of the National Household Survey, 2009-2010. Stratified random and multistage sampling was used. The sample included 69 526 members; the anthropometric measurements were done based on the international methodology. To evaluate overweight and obesity, weight-for-height (children <5 years, BMI for age (children and teenagers from 5 to 19 years old, and BMI for adults were used. An analysis of complex samples was made in SPSS and the weighting factor was adjusted. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression were calculated with a 95% confidence interval. Results. Overweight and obesity were higher in young adults (62.3% and lower in children <5 years old (8.2%. The determining social factors for overweight according to age group were: not being poor (child <5 years old, children 5-9 years old, teenagers and the elderly, living in urban areas (child <5 years old, teenagers, young adults, adults and the elderly and being a woman (children 5-9 years old, adults and the elderly. Conclusions. Overweigh and obesity are indeed a public health issue in Peru. Not being poor and living in urban areas are determining social factors of overweight among Peruvian people

  15. Alteraciones en el vínculo materno- infantil: prevalencia, factores de riesgo, criterios diagnósticos y estrategias de evaluación

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    Bruma Palacios-Hernández

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available La interacción temprana entre una madre y su bebé durante el primer año de posparto, se centra en la respuesta emocional materna que determina el vínculo materno-infantil, considerado éste un importante mediador en el desarrollo psicosocial del infante. Alteraciones en esta vinculación temprana se asocian a importantes consecuencias en el infante a nivel cognitivo, social, de salud mental y con riesgo de maltrato, abuso infantil y hasta infanticidio. Los factores de riesgo para una alteración en el vínculo materno-infantil incluyen factores de la madre, del bebé, del embarazo, parto y posparto y del ambiente social. El estudio de los aspectos psicosociales de la relación temprana entre una madre y su infante, ha sido de principal interés en países desarrollados; sin embargo, en Latinoamérica la investigación es aún muy escasa. En la presente revisión se exploran las características del vínculo materno-infantil, sus factores de riesgo y consecuencias negativas más asociadas, así como una identificación de las estrategias de evaluación más usadas en diferentes países. La detección temprana de una problemática del vínculo materno-infantil es una estrategia fundamental para diseñar intervenciones de salud específicas y pertinentes que disminuyan las consecuencias adversas y promuevan el bienestar de la diada madre-bebé y su ámbito familiar.

  16. Prevalence, risk factors and risk perception of tuberculosis infection ...

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    Prevalence, risk factors and risk perception of tuberculosis infection among medical students and healthcare workers in Johannesburg, South Africa. A van Rie, K McCarthy, L Scott, A Dow, WDF Venter, WS Stevens ...

  17. Synthesizing Risk from Summary Evidence Across Multiple Risk Factors.

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    Shrier, Ian; Colditz, Graham A; Steele, Russell J

    2018-07-01

    Although meta-analyses provide summary effect estimates that help advise patient care, patients often want to compare their overall health to the general population. The Harvard Cancer Risk Index was published in 2004 and uses risk ratio estimates and prevalence estimates from original studies across many risk factors to provide an answer to this question. However, the published version of the formula only uses dichotomous risk factors and its derivation was not provided. The objective of this brief report was to provide the derivation of a more general form of the equation that allows the incorporation of risk factors with three or more levels.

  18. Cardiovascular risk factors in children.

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    Fraporti, Marisete Inês; Scherer Adami, Fernanda; Dutra Rosolen, Michele

    2017-10-01

    Systemic hypertension is one of the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Early diagnosis and treatment of hypertension in childhood can potentially have a significant impact on future adverse outcomes. To investigate the relationship of diastolic (DBP) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) with anthropometric data and area of residence of children in municipalities of Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil. This is a cross-sectional study of 709 children between six and nine years of age. Blood pressure, weight, height and waist circumference (WC) were measured. Statistical tests had a maximum significance level of 5% (p≤0.05) and the software used was SPSS version 13.0. Obesity was significantly associated with pre-hypertension, and stage 1 and 2 hypertension as assessed by DBP and SBP (≤0.05); high WC was significantly associated with a classification of pre-hypertension and stage 1 hypertension based on DBP and a classification of stage 1 and 2 hypertension based on SBP (≤0.01). Children living in urban areas had significantly higher mean SBP than those living in rural areas. Those with high WC presented higher SBP and DBP compared to children with normal WC. Obese children showed higher mean SBP and DBP compared to those who were overweight or normal weight and mean SBP and DBP also increased with older age and higher mean body mass index and WC. Copyright © 2017 Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  19. CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is a state-based system of health surveys that collects information on health risk behaviors, preventive...

  20. Prevalencia de hepatitis viral A y B y factores de riesgo asociados a su infección en la población escolar de un distrito de Huánuco - Perú

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    C Heriberto Hidalgo

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia de marcadores serológicos para la infección por el virus de la hepatitis A y B en la población escolar del distrito de Huánuco e identificar los factores asociados a dichas infecciones. Materiales y métodos: en este estudio transversal analítico se seleccionó una muestra aleatoria y estratificada de 270 del total de escolares registrados en los diferentes centros educativos del distrito de Huánuco, Departamento de Huánuco-Perú, de abril a diciembre del 2000, en quienes se evaluó la presencia de HBsAg y anticuerpos anti-HAV, anticuerpos totales, anticuerpos IgM anti-HBcAg, anti-HDV y antígeno "e" en sangre (Estos últimos tres sólo a los HBsAg reactivos. La presencia de factores de riesgo para la infección por estos dos virus fue evaluada por una encuesta epidemiológica. Resultados: 257 (95,2% escolares tuvieron Anticuerpos anti-HAV, 8 (3,0% resultaron ser portadores de HBsAg, 62 (23,0% tuvieron anticuerpos anti- HBcAg y ninguno de los 8 portadores de HBsAg tuvieron anticuerpos anti-HDV, anticuerpos IgM anti-HBcAg, ni antígeno "e" (HBeAg. La edad mayor a 11 años estuvo asociada a la presencia de anti-HAV (OR=14,3, p<0,001. El tener vivienda de adobe estuvo asociado a la reactividad al HBsAg (OR=5,1, p=0,045 y el tener relaciones sexuales estuvo asociado a la presencia de anticuerpos anti-HBcAg (OR=6,49, p=0,003. Conclusiones: el distrito de Huánuco tiene una alta endemicidad para HAV y endemicidad intermedia para el HBV. La edad mayor de 11 años estuvo asociada a una mayor infección por HAV y el tener vivienda precaria y relaciones sexuales a una mayor infección por HBV.

  1. Factores salivales asociados a prevalencia e incremento de caries dental en escolares rurales Fatores salivares associados à prevalência e ao aumento de cáries dentais em escolares de área rural Salivary factors associated to the prevalence and increase of dental caries in rural schoolchildren

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    Lila Susana Cornejo

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar la asociación de la saliva y la prevalencia de caries. MÉTODOS: Estudio longitudinal de dos años, en una población de niños escolares rural de Cruz del Eje, Córdoba-Argentina, entre los años 2000 y 2002. La población de estudio comprendió la totalidad de escolares asistentes (N=196 a ocho escuelas rurales de 5 a 14 años de edad, ambos sexos. Se estudiaron tres momentos (N=46: base, 12 y 24 meses. Se evaluaron los componentes salivales y los índices CPOD y ceod. Se crearon las variables nominales, "caries" y "caries nueva" para evaluar riesgo de caries en el estudio base y en los tiempos 12 y 24 meses, respectivamente. Se aplicó el análisis de componentes principales para seleccionar factores salivales relacionados con la presencia de caries que a posterior se categorizaron según valor de la mediana como punto de corte. RESULTADOS: Se observó alta prevalencia de caries (50%-90% en los tres momentos de estudio. El incremento de caries fue significativamente mayor a los 12 meses (p=0.000, comparado con el observado a los 24 meses. En el estudio base se observó concentración baja y homogénea de los iones fosfato y calcio, y asociación significativa (pOBJETIVO: Avaliar a associação entre saliva e prevalência de cáries. MÉTODOS: Estudo longitudinal de dois anos, em população de escolares de Cruz del Eje, Córdoba-Argentina, entre os anos 2000 e 2002. A população de estudo compreendeu todos os escolares matriculados (N=196 em oito escolas rurais, de cinco a 14 anos de idade, ambos sexos, analisados em três momentos (N=46: base, 12 e 24 meses. Avaliaram-se os componentes salivares e os índices CPOD e ceod. As variáveis nominais "cáries" e "cáries novas" foram criadas para avaliar o risco de cáries no momento base e aos 12 e 14 meses, respectivamente. A análise dos componentes principais foi aplicada para selecionar os fatores salivares relacionados com a presença de cáries e em seguida foram

  2. Risk Factors for Depression : Differential Across Age?

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    Schaakxs, Roxanne; Comijs, Hannie C; van der Mast, Roos C; Schoevers, Robert A; Beekman, Aartjan T F; Penninx, Brenda W J H

    INTRODUCTION: The occurrence of well-established risk factors for depression differs across the lifespan. Risk factors may be more strongly associated with depression at ages when occurrence, and therefore expectance, is relatively low ("on-time off-time" hypothesis). This large-scale study examined

  3. Physical risk factors for neck pain

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    Ariëns, Geertje A M; Van Mechelen, Willem; Bongers, Paulien M.; Bouter, Lex M.; Van Der Wal, Gerrit

    2000-01-01

    To identify physical risk factors for neck pain, a systematic review of the literature was carried out. Based on methodological quality and study design, 4 levels of evidence were defined to establish the strength of evidence for the relationship between risk factors and neck pain. Altogether, 22

  4. Data collection on risk factors in pregnancy

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    Zetstra-van der Woude, Alethea Priscilla

    2016-01-01

    This thesis aims to investigate the different methods of data collection of risk factors in pregnancy. Several observational epidemiologic study designs were used to assess associations between risk factors and negative birth outcomes. We especially looked at the use of folic acid around pregnancy

  5. Transient risk factors of acute occupational injuries

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    Østerlund, Anna H; Lander, Flemming; Nielsen, Kent

    2017-01-01

    Objectives The objectives of this study were to (i) identify transient risk factors of occupational injuries and (ii) determine if the risk varies with age, injury severity, job task, and industry risk level. Method A case-crossover design was used to examine the effect of seven specific transient...... risk factors (time pressure, disagreement with someone, feeling sick, being distracted by someone, non-routine task, altered surroundings, and broken machinery and materials) for occupational injuries. In the study, 1693 patients with occupational injuries were recruited from a total of 4002...... in relation to sex, age, job task, industry risk level, or injury severity. Conclusion Use of a case-crossover design identified several worker-related transient risk factors (time pressure, feeling sick, being distracted by someone) that led to significantly increased risks for occupational injuries...

  6. Risk factors of recurrent anal sphincter ruptures

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    Jangö, Hanna; Langhoff-Roos, J; Rosthøj, Steen

    2012-01-01

    Please cite this paper as: Jangö H, Langhoff-Roos J, Rosthøj S, Sakse A. Risk factors of recurrent anal sphincter ruptures: a population-based cohort study. BJOG 2012;00:000-000 DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2012.03486.x. Objective  To determine the incidence and risk factors of recurrent anal sphincter...... were used to determine risk factors of recurrent ASR. Main outcome measures  The incidence of recurrent ASR and odds ratios for possible risk factors of recurrent ASR: age, body mass index, grade of ASR, birthweight, head circumference, gestational age, presentation, induction of labour, oxytocin...... augmentation, epidural, episiotomy, vacuum extraction, forceps, shoulder dystocia, delivery interval and year of second delivery. Results  Out of 159 446 women, 7336 (4.6%) experienced an ASR at first delivery, and 521 (7.1%) had a recurrent ASR (OR 5.91). The risk factors of recurrent ASR in the multivariate...

  7. Contextual factors in liquidity risk

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    Bonner, C.; van Lelyveld, I.P.P.; Zymek, R.

    2015-01-01

    We assess the determinants of banks’ liquidity holdings using data for nearly 7000 banks from 25 OECD countries. We highlight the role of several bank-specific, institutional and policy variables in shaping banks’ liquidity risk management. Our main question is whether liquidity regulation

  8. Prevalencia del síndrome del quemado y estudio de los factores asociados en los trabajadores de un hospital comarcal Burnout syndrome: prevalence and associated factors among workers in a district hospital

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: El síndrome del quemado o de burnout es un tipo de estrés laboral que puede tener repercusiones psicosomáticas, conductuales, emocionales, familiares y sociales, y que puede ser motivo de absentismo laboral y de bajo rendimiento en el trabajo. El objetivo de este trabajo es conocer la prevalencia del síndrome del quemado entre los trabajadores de un hospital comarcal, así como conocer las características personales y laborales que se asocian a dicho síndrome. Métodos: Se diseñó un estudio observacional transversal en el que se seleccionó una muestra aleatoria, estratificada por categoría profesional, de 300 trabajadores a los que se les administró el Maslach Burnout Inventory para medir el grado de burnout. Este cuestionario consta de tres subescalas: el cansancio emocional, la despersonalización y la realización personal. Resultados: El 13,9% de los entrevistados presentó un grado elevado de burnout para el cansancio emocional, el 11,1% para la despersonalización y el 6,6% para la realización personal. Ninguno de los entrevistados obtuvo puntuaciones elevadas en las tres escalas a la vez, mientras que un 27% presentó un grado alto de burnout en al menos una de las tres escalas. En el análisis multivariante la categoría profesional y el sexo se asociaron de forma estadísticamente significativa con un alto grado de burnout. Conclusiones: La prevalencia de síndrome del quemado en el hospital de Mataró es relativamente baja y se asocia al género y la categoría profesional.Aim: Burnout syndrome refers to a kind of occupational stress that can have psychosomatic, behavioral, emotional, familial, and social repercussions; it can also cause absenteeism and loss of efficacy at work. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of burnout among staff in a district hospital, as well as the personal and working characteristics associated with the syndrome. Methods: A cross-sectional study was designed in which a

  9. Prevalencia de obesidad en adultos del municipio de Soledad (Atlántico, Colombia), 2010

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    Edgar Navarro Lechuga; Rusvelt Vargas Moranth

    2012-01-01

    Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia de obesidad en adultos del municipio de Soledad (Atlántico, Colombia) según diferentes consensos de clasificación. Materiales y métodos: Estudio descriptivo, transversal. Se calculó una muestra de 790 individuos (N=103731; prevalencia esperada: 22%; error: 3%; nivel de confianza: 95%). Previo consentimiento informado, se aplicó una encuesta sobre factores de riesgo cardiovascular, y a los individuos también se les tomó el peso, la talla y el perímetro de ci...

  10. Intrinsic Risk Factors of Falls in Elderly

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    Yasmin Amatullah

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Falls are common geriatric problems. The risk factors of falls are the intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors. Studies on falls are scarcely conducted in Indonesia, especially in Bandung. Therefore, this study was conducted to identify the intrinsic risk factors of falls among elderly. Methods: A descriptive study was carried out from August to October 2013 at the Geriatric Clinic of Dr. Hasan Sadikin General Hospital Bandung. Fifty three participants were selected according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria using consecutive sampling. The determined variables in this study were classification of the risk of falls, demographic profile, history of falls, disease, and medications. After the selection, the participants were tested by Timed up-and-go test (TUGT. Moreover, an interview and analysis of medical records were carried out to discover the risk factors of falls. The collected data were analyzed and presented in the form of percentages shown in tables. Results: From 53 patients, women (35.66% were considered to have higher risk of fall than men (18.34%. The majority of patients (66% with the risk of fall were from the age group 60–74 years. The major diseases suffered by patients were hypertension, osteoarthritis and diabetes mellitus. Drugs that were widely used were antihypertensive drugs; analgesic and antipyretic drugs and antidiabetic drugs. Conclusions: There are various intrinsic risk factors of falls in elderly and each of the elderly has more than one intrinsic risk factor of falls.

  11. Smoldering multiple myeloma risk factors for progression

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    Sørrig, Rasmus; Klausen, Tobias W; Salomo, Morten

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    Several risk scores for disease progression in Smoldering Multiple Myeloma (SMM) patients have been proposed, however, all have been developed using single center registries. To examine risk factors for time to progression (TTP) to Multiple Myeloma (MM) for SMM we analyzed a nationwide population......-based cohort of 321 newly diagnosed SMM patients registered within the Danish Multiple Myeloma Registry between 2005 and 2014. Significant univariable risk factors for TTP were selected for multivariable Cox regression analyses. We found that both an M-protein ≥ 30g/l and immunoparesis significantly influenced......-high risk of transformation to MM. Using only immunoparesis and M-protein ≥ 30g/l, we created a scoring system to identify low, intermediate and high risk SMM. This first population-based study of SMM patients confirms that an M-protein ≥ 30g/l and immunoparesis remain important risk factors for progression...

  12. Musculoskeletal Risk Factors in the Young Athlete.

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    Moskwa, C A; Nicholas, J A; Goldberg, B

    1989-11-01

    In brief: Many children and adolescents participate in sports that put them at risk for musculoskeletal injuries. Underlying physical conditions, or risk factors, may predispose them to particular types of sports injuries. Research shows that these risk factors fall into five categories: body type, flexibility, muscle strength, inadequate rehabilitation of a previous injury, and skeletal malalignment and anomalies. Some findings show, for example, that youthful football players who are also heavy have an increased rate of injury, sprains and strains are less common in flexible athletes, and patellar pain or subluxation may be related to a variety of malalignment factors. The authors recommend using a systematic, integrated approach to risk assessment of the athlete, both for detecting risk factors and determining their potential for con tribu ting to a sports injury.

  13. HUMAN PROSTATE CANCER RISK FACTORS

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    Prostate cancer has the highest prevalence of any non-skin cancer in the human body, with similar likelihood of neoplastic foci found within the prostates of men around the world regardless of diet, occupation, lifestyle, or other factors. Essentially all men with circulating an...

  14. Psychological Risk Factors in Headache

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    Nicholson, Robert A.; Houle, Timothy T.; Rhudy, Jamie L.; Norton, Peter J.

    2008-01-01

    Headache is a chronic disease that occurs with varying frequency and results in varying levels of disability. To date, the majority of research and clinical focus has been on the role of biological factors in headache and headache-related disability. However, reliance on a purely biomedical model of headache does not account for all aspects of headache and associated disability. Using a biopsychosocial framework, the current manuscript expands the view of what factors influence headache by considering the role psychological (i.e., cognitive and affective) factors have in the development, course, and consequences of headache. The manuscript initially reviews evidence showing that neural circuits responsible for cognitive–affective phenomena are highly interconnected with the circuitry responsible for headache pain. The manuscript then reviews the influence cognitions (locus of control and self-efficacy) and negative affect (depression, anxiety, and anger) have on the development of headache attacks, perception of headache pain, adherence to prescribed treatment, headache treatment outcome, and headache-related disability. The manuscript concludes with a discussion of the clinical implications of considering psychological factors when treating headache. PMID:17371358

  15. Seismic Risk Perception compared with seismic Risk Factors

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    Crescimbene, Massimo; La Longa, Federica; Pessina, Vera; Pino, Nicola Alessandro; Peruzza, Laura

    2016-04-01

    The communication of natural hazards and their consequences is one of the more relevant ethical issues faced by scientists. In the last years, social studies have provided evidence that risk communication is strongly influenced by the risk perception of people. In order to develop effective information and risk communication strategies, the perception of risks and the influencing factors should be known. A theory that offers an integrative approach to understanding and explaining risk perception is still missing. To explain risk perception, it is necessary to consider several perspectives: social, psychological and cultural perspectives and their interactions. This paper presents the results of the CATI survey on seismic risk perception in Italy, conducted by INGV researchers on funding by the DPC. We built a questionnaire to assess seismic risk perception, with a particular attention to compare hazard, vulnerability and exposure perception with the real data of the same factors. The Seismic Risk Perception Questionnaire (SRP-Q) is designed by semantic differential method, using opposite terms on a Likert scale to seven points. The questionnaire allows to obtain the scores of five risk indicators: Hazard, Exposure, Vulnerability, People and Community, Earthquake Phenomenon. The questionnaire was administered by telephone interview (C.A.T.I.) on a statistical sample at national level of over 4,000 people, in the period January -February 2015. Results show that risk perception seems be underestimated for all indicators considered. In particular scores of seismic Vulnerability factor are extremely low compared with house information data of the respondents. Other data collected by the questionnaire regard Earthquake information level, Sources of information, Earthquake occurrence with respect to other natural hazards, participation at risk reduction activities and level of involvement. Research on risk perception aims to aid risk analysis and policy-making by

  16. Risk factors of coercion among psychiatric inpatients

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    Thomsen, Christoffer; Starkopf, Liis; Hastrup, Lene Halling

    2017-01-01

    PURPOSE: Reducing the use of coercion among patients with mental disorders has long been a political priority. However, risk factors for coercive measures have primarily been investigated in smaller studies. To reduce the use of coercion, it is crucial to identify people at risk which we aim to do...... and having children, reduced the risk of being subjected to coercive measure (all p risk factors associated with coercive measures. Our findings can assist researchers in identifying patients at risk of coercion and thereby help...... measure (21.9%). Clinical characteristics were the foremost predictors of coercion and patients with organic mental disorder had the highest increased risk of being subjected to a coercive measure (OR = 5.56; 95% CI = 5.04, 6.14). The risk of coercion was the highest in the first admission and decreased...

  17. Prevalencia de riesgo de desnutrición evaluada con NRS-2002 en población oncológica mexicana

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    Karolina Alvarez-Altamirano; Tania Delgadillo; Antonio García-García; Gabriela Alatriste-Ortiz; Vanessa Fuchs-Tarlovsky

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    Objetivos: Los pacientes hospitalizados tienen un riesgo alto desnutrición, especialmente aquellos con cáncer. Existen herramientas que evalúan el estado nutricional en pacientes hospitalizados como el Nutritional Risk Screening 2002 (NRS-2002), el cual usamos en el presente trabajo en población mexicana con cáncer durante su hospitalización, para determinar la prevalencia de riesgo de desnutrición y los factores del NRS 2002 que más se asocian al riesgo nutricional. Métodos: Se evaluó el est...

  18. Prevalencia y factores asociados al síndrome de agotamiento profesional en residentes de diferentes especialidades médicas : una revisión de la literatura de los últimos 15 años

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    Chaparro Yoda, Maria Ximena; Espejo Sanchez, Maria Claudia; Ótalora Holguín, Laura Cristina

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    El Síndrome de Agotamiento Profesional (SAP), es común en los trabajadores de la salud, particularmente en los expuestos a altos niveles de estrés en el trabajo e incluye el agotamiento emocional, despersonalización y baja realización personal. Se considera que los médicos residentes presentan una mayor prevalencia del síndrome que los médicos debido a que se encuentran en entrenamiento, período en el cual están sometidos a alta carga laboral debido a las largas horas de trabajo, horarios ir...

  19. Prevalencia y factores de riesgo de infección por estreptococo grupo b en mujeres embarazadas de 34 a 41 semanas del servicio de obstetricia Hospital Vicente Corral Moscoso 2006

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    La infección por estreptococo del grupo B (GBS) es la principal causa de infección bacteriana y mortalidad por sepsis en los recién nacidos. La transmisión hacia el producto se da durante el trabajo de parto, a más de la mortalidad neonatal las secuelas neurológicas son importantes consecuencias de la infección por GBS, por lo tanto la detección y tratamiento oportuno debe realizarse en forma rutinaria. El objetivo de la presente investigación, es detectar la prevalencia de infección por GBS...

  20. Seasonal fluctuations in prevalence of dog intestinal parasites in public squares of Mar del Plata city, Argentina and its risk for humans Estacionalidad en la prevalencia de parásitos intestinales caninos en plazas públicas de Mar del Plata, Argentina, y su riesgo para la salud humana

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    Full Text Available The aim of this work is to analyze whether there is a seasonal prevalence of parasites in dog feces from public squares in Mar del Plata city, Argentina, and to evaluate the climatic conditions that promote the development of parasites and allow the transmission to people. The study was performed in 21 squares from June 2001 to May 2002. Samples were processed by the Willis technique. Differences in prevalence of parasites were examined for significance by the Chisquare test. Climatic data were obtained from the Library of the National Meteorological Service of Argentina. Total parasitic prevalence was higher in winter than in summer. The prevalence of Ancylostoma spp. was higher in the summer-autumn period. For Toxocara canis, the prevalence was higher in winter whereas for Trichuris vulpis, it was higher in winter, spring and summer. This work shows high prevalence of total parasites throughout the year. For Ancylostoma spp., summer and autumn might be the seasons with higher sanitary risk. On the other hand, T. canis could present the higher risk to people in winter and, T. vulpis, would be transmitted throughout the whole year. The seasonal variation in prevalence of dog parasites results in continuous exposure to people visiting the squares, not only Mar del Plata residents but also tourists from other regions of Argentina and the world, with at least one species of parasite with sanitary risk.El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar la variación estacional de la prevalencia de los parásitos presentes en las heces caninas halladas en plazas públicas de la ciudad de Mar del Plata y evaluar aquellas condiciones climáticas que promueven su desarrollo y permiten su transmisión a la gente. El estudio se realizó en 21 plazas desde junio de 2001 hasta mayo de 2002. Las muestras fueron procesadas con la técnica de Willis. Se utilizó el test de c² para comparar la prevalencia de los diferentes parásitos. Los datos climáticos fueron

  1. Prevalencia del intento de interrumpir el embarazo y factores asociados en una comunidad urbano marginal de Lima-Perú, 2006 Prevalence of the attempts to stop pregnancy and associated factors in a marginal suburban comunnity in Lima-Peru, 2006

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    Carolina Tarqui-Mamani

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    Full Text Available Objetivos. Estimar la prevalencia y determinar los factores asociados al intento de interrumpir el embarazo en mujeres con antecedente de embarazo. Material y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal durante el año 2006. La muestra incluyó a 1057 mujeres con antecedente de embarazo que habitaban en Pamplona Alta, seleccionadas a través del muestreo probabilístico sistemático. Se realizó análisis estadístico descriptivo e inferencial, incluyendo un modelo de regresión logística. Resultados. La prevalencia de la intención de interrumpir su embarazo fue 13,9% (IC99%: 11,1- 16,7. Al efectuarse un análisis multivariado, se encontró que los factores asociados fueron: embarazo no deseado (OR=5,7; IC: 1,9-16,7, la falta de atención prenatal (OR=4,7; IC: 1,8-12,2, la prostitución (OR=11,4; IC: 1,5-87,9, tener menos de 20 años (OR=2,9; IC: 1,1-7,9 y tener más de dos parejas (OR=3,3; IC: 1,1-10,2. Conclusiones. La prevalencia estimada del intento de interrumpir el embarazo en mujeres con antecedente de embarazo en una zona urbano marginal de Lima es baja si se compara al estimado nacional de abortos. Los factores asociados al intento de interrumpir el embarazo son: el embarazo no deseado, prostitución, tener menos de 20 años, tener más de dos parejas y la falta de atención prenatal.Objectives. To estimate the prevalence for the attempts to stop pregnancy among women with history of previous pregnancies, and to determine the factors associated. Material and methods. A cross-sectional study was performed during 2006. Samples included 1057 women with background of pregnancy, living in Pamplona Alta, selected by a systematic random sampling. We applied descriptive and inferential statistics, including a logistic regression model. Results. The prevalence for the attempt to stop pregnancy was 13.9% (99% CI: 11.1-16.7. The factors associated identified by multivariate analysis were: Unwanted pregnancy (OR=5.7; CI: 1.9-16.7, lack of pre

  2. Epidemiology and risk factors of schizophrenia.

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    Janoutová, Jana; Janácková, Petra; Serý, Omar; Zeman, Tomás; Ambroz, Petr; Kovalová, Martina; Varechová, Katerina; Hosák, Ladislav; Jirík, Vitezslav; Janout, Vladimír

    2016-01-01

    Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that affects approximately one percent of the general population. The pathogenesis of schizophrenia is influenced by many risk factors, both environmental and genetic. The environmental factors include the date of birth, place of birth and seasonal effects, infectious diseases, complications during pregnancy and delivery, substance abuse and stress. At the present time, in addition to environmental factors, genetic factors are assumed to play a role in the development of the schizophrenia. The heritability of schizo- phrenia is up to 80%. If one parent suffers from the condition, the probability that it will be passed down to the offspring is 13%. If it is present in both parents, the risk is more than 20%. The opinions are varied as to the risk factors affecting the development of schizophrenia. Knowing these factors may greatly contribute to prevention of the condition.

  3. Prevalencia de malnutrición en pacientes con discapacidad intelectual institucionalizados Prevalence of malnutrition in institutionalized intellectually disabled patients

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    Rubén A. Bronberg

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Los pacientes con discapacidad intelectual (DI pueden presentar un riesgo elevado de padecer alteraciones nutricionales. Nuestro objetivo fue determinar la prevalencia de malnutrición en pacientes institucionalizados con DI, en la Colonia Nacional Montes de Oca, provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Se realizó valoración antropométrica transversal mediante peso (kg y talla (cm en 614 individuos (352 varones y 262 mujeres. Se determinó IMC y la prevalencia de bajo peso, sobrepeso y obesidad por sexo y tipo de DI: leve, moderada y grave. Independientemente del sexo, las prevalencias de bajo peso, sobrepeso y obesidad fueron del 2.9%, 30% y 27.7% respectivamente. Sin considerar el grupo de DI, en mujeres se observó mayor prevalencia de obesidad (41.2% y en varones de sobrepeso (34.7%. Teniendo en cuenta el grado de DI e independientemente del sexo se observó mayor prevalencia de bajo peso en DI grave y de sobrepeso y obesidad en DI leve. Ninguno de los pacientes con DI leve presentó bajo peso. Teniendo en cuenta el sexo y el grupo de DI las mayores prevalencias de bajo peso y sobrepeso se hallaron en varones con DI leve, (7% y 38.4% respectivamente y de obesidad en mujeres con DI moderada (44%. Los resultados obtenidos indicarían la importancia del control del ingreso calórico y gasto energético de adultos con DI, prestando especial atención a las condiciones de vida y a los desordenes alimentarios en relación al grado de DI y a sus múltiples discapacidades asociadas.As patients with intellectual and developmental disability (ID may be more exposed to unfavorable factors, they are at higher risk of suffering nutritional alterations. Our objective was to determine prevalence of malnutrition in institutionalized patients with ID. An evaluation of the nutritional status through determination of transversal anthropometric parameters of weight (kg and height (cm was made on 614 individuals (352 men and 262 women institutionalized at

  4. Diabetic ketoacidosis: risk factors, mechanisms and management ...

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    Diabetic ketoacidosis: risk factors, mechanisms and management strategies in sub-Saharan Africa: a review. ... ketoacidosis is the most common hyperglycaemic emergency in patients with diabetes mellitus, especially type 1 diabetes.

  5. risk factors for abnormal tubal hysterosalpingographic findings

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    So many presumed risk factors for female tubal infertility are seen among. Nigerian women. ... strategies such as health awareness campaigns against unwanted pregnancy, promotion of responsible ..... of CT findings in acute pyogenic pelvic.

  6. Shoulder Dystocia: Incidence and Risk Factors.

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    Ouzounian, Joseph G

    2016-12-01

    Shoulder dystocia complicates ∼1% of vaginal births. Although fetal macrosomia and maternal diabetes are risk factors for shoulder dystocia, for the most part its occurrence remains largely unpredictable and unpreventable.

  7. Risk Factors for Developing Atopic Dermatitis

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    G. Carson, Charlotte

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    The aim of this thesis was to investigate possible risk factors affecting the development of AD. AD is a frequent disease among children and has a substantial impact on the lives of both the child and its family. A better understanding of the disease would enable better treatment, prevention...... and information to the families involved. Previous risk factor studies have been hampered by an unsuitable study design and/or difficulties in standardization when diagnosing AD, which limit their conclusions. In paper I, we conducted a traditional cross-sectional analysis testing 40 possible risk factors...... exposure to dog was the only environmental exposure that significantly reduced the disease manifestation, suggesting other, yet unknown environmental factors affecting the increasing prevalence of AD in children. Length at birth was shown to be inversely associated with the risk of later developing AD...

  8. Awareness of risk factors for cancer

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    Lagerlund, Magdalena; Hvidberg, Line; Hajdarevic, Senada

    2015-01-01

    Background: Sweden and Denmark are neighbouring countries with similarities in culture, healthcare, and economics, yet notable differences in cancer statistics. A crucial component of primary prevention is high awareness of risk factors in the general public. We aimed to determine and compare...... awareness of risk factors for cancer between a Danish and a Swedish population sample, and to examine whether there are differences in awareness across age groups. Methods: Data derive from Module 2 of the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership. Telephone interviews were conducted with 3000 adults...... in Denmark and 3070 in Sweden using the Awareness and Beliefs about Cancer measure. Data reported here relate to awareness of 13 prompted risk factors for cancer. Prevalence ratios with 95 % confidence intervals were calculated to examine associations between country, age, and awareness of risk factors...

  9. THE RISK FACTORS FOR INITIAL REPRODUCTIVE LOSS

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    Екатерина Игоревна Лебедева

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    Conclusion. Mixed somatic and gynecological pathology, abnormalities in hemostasis, combination of inherited and acquired thrombogenic risk factors dominates in women with initial reproductive loss, though only 37,3 % such pregnancies have favorable outcome.

  10. Preventing Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors through Aerobic ...

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    This paper focused on the reduction of cardiovascular disease risk factors, through aerobic exercises. The central argument here is that through exercise there is the tendency for increased strength of the heart muscles. When this is the case, what follows is a reduction in body weight and ultimately less risk on the ...

  11. Risk factors in prevention of drug dependences

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    Orosova, Ol'ga; Gajdosova, Beata; Madarasova-Geckova, Andrea; Van Dijk, Jitse P.

    2007-01-01

    The study presents the state-of-art of knowledge of risk factors of drug use as a form of risk behaviour in adolescents in individual, interpersonal, and environmental domain (family, school, society). The attention is paid to general deviation syndrome and to the construct of general tendency to

  12. Risk factors for QTc interval prolongation

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    Heemskerk, Charlotte P.M.; Pereboom, Marieke; van Stralen, Karlijn; Berger, Florine A.; van den Bemt, Patricia M.L.A.; Kuijper, Aaf F.M.; van der Hoeven, Ruud T M; Mantel-Teeuwisse, Aukje K.; Becker, Matthijs L

    2018-01-01

    Purpose: Prolongation of the QTc interval may result in Torsade de Pointes, a ventricular arrhythmia. Numerous risk factors for QTc interval prolongation have been described, including the use of certain drugs. In clinical practice, there is much debate about the management of the risks involved. In

  13. Osteoporosis Risk Factors in Eighth Grade Students.

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    Lysen, Victoria C.; Walker, Robert

    1997-01-01

    Presents findings from food frequency questionnaires and surveys of 138 Midwestern eighth-grade student-parent pairs. The study examined the incidence of modifiable and nonmodifiable osteoporosis risk factors and compared gender differences. Data analysis indicated that many adolescents possessed several modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors…

  14. Prevalence of chronic head, neck and low back pain and associated factors in women residing in the Autonomous Region of Madrid (Spain Prevalencia de dolor crónico de cabeza, cervical y lumbar, y factores asociados, en mujeres residentes en la Comunidad de Madrid (España

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    Silvia Jiménez-Sánchez

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    Full Text Available Objective: To compare the prevalence of chronic headache (CH, chronic neck pain (CNP and chronic low back pain (CLBP in the autonomous region of Madrid by analyzing gender differences and to determine the factors associated with each pain location in women in 2007. Methods: We analyzed data obtained from adults aged 16 years or older (n = 12,190 who participated in the 2007 Madrid Regional Health Survey. This survey includes data from personal interviews conducted in a representative population residing in family dwellings in Madrid. The presence CH, CNP, and CLBP was analyzed. Sociodemographic features, self-perceived health status, lifestyle habits, psychological distress, drug consumption, use of healthcare services, the search for alternative solutions, and comorbid diseases were analyzed by using logistic regression models. Results: The prevalence of CH, CNP and CLBP was significantly higher (P3 chronic diseases (OR 7.1, 8.5, 5.8, respectively, and with the use of analgesics and drugs for inflammation (OR: 3.5, 1.95, 2.5, respectively. In the bivariate analysis, the factors associated with pain in distinct body locations differed between men and women. Conclusions: This study found that CH, CNP and CLBP are a major public health problem in women in central Spain. Women have a higher overall prevalence of chronic pain than men. Chronic pain was associated with a higher use of analgesics and healthcare services.Objetivo: Comparar la prevalencia de dolor crónico de cabeza, cervical y lumbar en la Comunidad de Madrid analizando diferencias de sexo, y estudiar factores asociados con la presencia de cada uno de estos dolores en las mujeres. Métodos: Se analizaron los datos de los sujetos de 16 años o más de edad (n = 12,190 que participaron en la Encuesta Regional de Salud de Madrid en el año 2007. La encuesta incluye los datos recogidos de una población representativa de la región de Madrid que vive en su domicilio. Se analizó la

  15. Risk Factors for Homelessness Among US Veterans

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    Tsai, Jack; Rosenheck, Robert A.

    2015-01-01

    Homelessness among US veterans has been a focus of research for over 3 decades. Following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, this is the first systematic review to summarize research on risk factors for homelessness among US veterans and to evaluate the evidence for these risk factors. Thirty-one studies published from 1987 to 2014 were divided into 3 categories: more rigorous studies, less rigorous studies, and studies comparing homeless veterans with homeless nonveterans. The strongest and most consistent risk factors were substance use disorders and mental illness, followed by low income and other income-related factors. There was some evidence that social isolation, adverse childhood experiences, and past incarceration were also important risk factors. Veterans, especially those who served since the advent of the all-volunteer force, were at greater risk for homelessness than other adults. Homeless veterans were generally older, better educated, and more likely to be male, married/have been married, and to have health insurance coverage than other homeless adults. More studies simultaneously addressing premilitary, military, and postmilitary risk factors for veteran homelessness are needed. This review identifies substance use disorders, mental illness, and low income as targets for policies and programs in efforts to end homelessness among veterans. PMID:25595171

  16. Risk factors predisposing to congenital heart defects

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    Ul Haq, Faheem; Jalil, Fatima; Hashmi, Saman; Jumani, Maliha Iqbal; Imdad, Aamer; Jabeen, Mehnaz; Hashmi, Javad Tauseef; Irfan, Furqan Bin; Imran, Muhammad; Atiq, Mehnaz

    2011-01-01

    Congenital heart disease (CHD) is associated with multiple risk factors, consanguinity may be one such significant factor. The role of consanguinity in the etiology of CHD is supported by inbreeding studies, which demonstrate an autosomal recessive pattern of inheritance of some congenital heart defects. This study was done to find out the risk factors for CHD. A case-control study was done on pediatric patients at a tertiary care hospital, Aga Khan University Hospital, located in Karachi, Pakistan. A total of 500 patients, 250 cases and 250 controls were included in the study. Amongst the 250 cases (i.e. those diagnosed with CHD), 122 patients (48.8%) were born of consanguineous marriages while in the controls (i.e. non-CHD) only 72 patients (28.9%) showed a consanguinity amongst parents. On multivariate analysis, consanguinity emerged as an independent risk factor for CHD; adjusted odds ratio 2.59 (95% C. I. 1.73 - 3.87). Other risk factors included low birth weight, maternal co-morbidities, family history of CHD and first born child. On the other hand, medications used by the mother during the index pregnancy, maternal age and gender of the child did not significantly increase the risk of developing CHD. Analyses of our results show that parental consanguinity, family history of CHD, maternal co-morbidities, first born child and low birth weight are independent risk factors for CHD

  17. Atrial fibrillation and bleeding complication - risk factors and risk marker

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    Breithardt, G.; Ravens, U.; Kirchhof, P.; van Gelder, I. C.

    2012-01-01

    The development of atrial fibrillation (AF) is closely linked to risk factors like hypertension and heart failure, diabetes mellitus, myocardial infarction and valvular heart disease. These factors partly overlap with those which determine the progression of atrial fibrillation and the incidence of

  18. Modifiable risk factors for schizophrenia and autism--shared risk factors impacting on brain development.

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    Hamlyn, Jess; Duhig, Michael; McGrath, John; Scott, James

    2013-05-01

    Schizophrenia and autism are two poorly understood clinical syndromes that differ in age of onset and clinical profile. However, recent genetic and epidemiological research suggests that these two neurodevelopmental disorders share certain risk factors. The aims of this review are to describe modifiable risk factors that have been identified in both disorders, and, where available, collate salient systematic reviews and meta-analyses that have examined shared risk factors. Based on searches of Medline, Embase and PsycINFO, inspection of review articles and expert opinion, we first compiled a set of candidate modifiable risk factors associated with autism. Where available, we next collated systematic-reviews (with or without meta-analyses) related to modifiable risk factors associated with both autism and schizophrenia. We identified three modifiable risk factors that have been examined in systematic reviews for both autism and schizophrenia. Advanced paternal age was reported as a risk factor for schizophrenia in a single meta-analysis and as a risk factor in two meta-analyses for autism. With respect to pregnancy and birth complications, for autism one meta-analysis identified maternal diabetes and bleeding during pregnancy as risks factors for autism whilst a meta-analysis of eight studies identified obstetric complications as a risk factor for schizophrenia. Migrant status was identified as a risk factor for both autism and schizophrenia. Two separate meta-analyses were identified for each disorder. Despite distinct clinical phenotypes, the evidence suggests that at least some non-genetic risk factors are shared between these two syndromes. In particular, exposure to drugs, nutritional excesses or deficiencies and infectious agents lend themselves to public health interventions. Studies are now needed to quantify any increase in risk of either autism or schizophrenia that is associated with these modifiable environmental factors. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc

  19. Risk factors in neuroleptic malignant syndrome.

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    Gupta, Vinay; Magon, Rakesh; Mishra, B P; Sidhu, G B S; Mahajan, Ranjiv

    2003-01-01

    Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is an uncommon but potentially serious idiosyncratic response to neuroleptic antipsychotics. It usually affects young males, but the risk has been seen to increase with certain factors including the administration practices of antipsychotic neuroleptics in these individuals. Even though no predictors for NMS are yet known, this article highlights the findings on certain risk factors as seen from a series of fifteen patients who developed NMS. Cautious use of neuroleptics in those at risk, early recognition and institution of immediate management is important.

  20. Prevalencia de ansiedad en estudiantes universitarios

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    Jaiberth A. Cardona-Arias

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    Full Text Available Los universitarios constituyen un grupo de riesgo para la ansiedad por sus exigencias psicológicas, sociales, académicas y elevado estrés. El objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar la prevalencia de ansiedad en estudiantes de una universidad privada de Medellín y su asociación con aspectos sociode - mográficos y académicos. El método de estudio de prevalencia se llevó a cabo con 200 estudiantes se - leccionados mediante muestreo probabilístico estra - tificado. La tamización de ansiedad se realizó con la escala de Zung. Se evaluó la fiabilidad de la escala con el α de Cronbach, el análisis se realizó con me - didas de resumen, frecuencias, U de Mann Whitney y chi cuadrado, en SPSS 21®. Los resultados eviden - cian que la prevalencia de ansiedad fue 58 %. La es - cala de Zung presentó una excelente fiabilidad con α de Cronbach de 0,8. La prevalencia de ansiedad presentó una distribución estadísticamente igual se - gún el sexo y el grupo etario; no se halló asociación con el ciclo de formación, el programa académico, la edad, los créditos matriculados, ni la ocupación. La ansiedad fue estadísticamente menor en los es - tudiantes de clase media. Se halló una elevada pre - valencia de ansiedad, lo que pone de manifiesto la necesidad de desarrollar de estrategias educativas, identificar estudiantes de mayor riesgo e iniciar intervenciones en salud de manera oportuna.

  1. Epidemiology and risk factors of schizophrenia

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    Janoutová, J.; Janáčková, P.; Šerý, Omar; Zeman, T.; Ambrož, P.; Kovalová, M.; Vařechová, K.; Hosák, L.; Jiřík, V.; Janout, V.

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    Roč. 37, č. 1 (2016), s. 1-8 ISSN 0172-780X R&D Projects: GA MZd NT14504 Institutional support: RVO:67985904 Keywords : schizophrenia * risk factors * epidemiology Subject RIV: FQ - Public Health Care, Social Medicine Impact factor: 0.918, year: 2016

  2. Osteonecrosis. Part 1. Risk factors and pathogenesis

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    Ekaterina Valeriyevna Ilyinykh

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper considers different risk factors for osteonecrosis (ON and some aspects of its pathogenesis: impairments in the differentiation of stromal cells, the vascular provision of intraand extravasal genesis, the quality of proper bone tissue due to generalized or local osteoporosis, intravascular coagulation factors contributing to microthrombogenesis. The basic types of ON are identified.

  3. Cardiovascular risk factors and collateral artery formation.

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    de Groot, D; Pasterkamp, G; Hoefer, I E

    2009-12-01

    Arterial lumen narrowing and vascular occlusion is the actual cause of morbidity and mortality in atherosclerotic disease. Collateral artery formation (arteriogenesis) refers to an active remodelling of non-functional vascular anastomoses to functional collateral arteries, capable to bypass the site of obstruction and preserve the tissue that is jeopardized by ischaemia. Hemodynamic forces such as shear stress and wall stress play a pivotal role in collateral artery formation, accompanied by the expression of various cytokines and invasion of circulating leucocytes. Arteriogenesis hence represents an important compensatory mechanism for atherosclerotic vessel occlusion. As arteriogenesis mostly occurs when lumen narrowing by atherosclerotic plaques takes place, presence of cardiovascular risk factors (e.g. hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia and diabetes) is highly likely. Risk factors for atherosclerotic disease affect collateral artery growth directly and indirectly by altering hemodynamic forces or influencing cellular function and proliferation. Adequate collateralization varies significantly among atherosclerotic patients, some profit from the presence of extensive collateral networks, whereas others do not. Cardiovascular risk factors could increase the risk of adverse cardiovascular events in certain patients because of the reduced protection through an alternative vascular network. Likewise, drugs primarily thought to control cardiovascular risk factors might contribute or counteract collateral artery growth. This review summarizes current knowledge on the influence of cardiovascular risk factors and the effects of cardiovascular medication on the development of collateral vessels in experimental and clinical studies.

  4. Predictive risk factors for persistent postherniotomy pain

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    Aasvang, Eske K; Gmaehle, Eliza; Hansen, Jeanette B

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Persistent postherniotomy pain (PPP) affects everyday activities in 5-10% of patients. Identification of predisposing factors may help to identify the risk groups and guide anesthetic or surgical procedures in reducing risk for PPP. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted in 464...... patients undergoing open or laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal elective groin hernia repair. Primary outcome was identification of risk factors for substantial pain-related functional impairment at 6 months postoperatively assessed by the validated Activity Assessment Scale (AAS). Data on potential...... risk factors for PPP were collected preoperatively (pain from the groin hernia, preoperative AAS score, pain from other body regions, and psychometric assessment). Pain scores were collected on days 7 and 30 postoperatively. Sensory functions including pain response to tonic heat stimulation were...

  5. Prevalence of health risk factors among fishermen

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    Frantzeskou, Elpida; Jensen, Olaf; Linos, Athena

    2014-01-01

    Background Studies have shown that fishermen have a higher mortality from cardiovascular diseases, cancer and accidents. The majority of cardiovascular disease is caused by external risk factors such as the diet, tobacco, alcohol and lack of physical activity. The purpose of this paper...... was to review the available information on the prevalence of these preventable risk factors in order to strengthen the preventive strategies. Methods A search for the last decade was done via Medline, Google and Google Scholar with the keywords "diet, tobacco, alcohol, physical exercise, overweight....... Of the Danish fishermen 25%-, 34% and 37% were obese in the 18-24, 25-44 and 45-64 years age groups. Conclusion Health risk factors among fishermen need to be highlighted and further investigated as they represent occupational risks of major impact to chronic diseases prevalence with projections to quality...

  6. Java project on periodontal diseases. The natural development of periodontitis: risk factors, risk predictors and risk determinants : risk factors, risk predictors and risk determinants

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    Van der Velden, U.; Abbas, F.; Armand, S.; Loos, B. G.; Timmerman, M. F.; Van der Weijden, G. A.; Van Winkelhoff, A. J.; Winkel, E. G.

    Objective: To identify risk factors, risk predictors and risk determinants for onset and progression of periodontitis. Material and Methods: For this longitudinal, prospective study all subjects in the age range 15-25 years living in a village of approximately 2000 inhabitants at a tea estate on

  7. Work-related injuries among child street-laborers in Latin America: prevalence and predictors Lesiones laborales en niños que trabajan en la calle en América Latina: prevalencia y factores de predicción

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and nature of occupational injuries among children working in the streets of four major cities in Latin America, as well as to identify factors that predict these work-related injuries. METHODS: This cross-sectional study interviewed 584 children from 5-17 years of age working on the streets of Bogotá, Colombia; Lima, Peru; Quito, Ecuador; and São Paulo, Brazil. Descriptive analyses and multivariate logistic regressions were conducted, with incidence and serious injuries regressed on occupational and sociodemographic variables. RESULTS: Approximately 39.6% of the child street-laborers surveyed reported an injury sustained while working in the streets: scratches (19.5%, cuts/lacerations (16.4%, burns (8.6%, car accidents (8.9%, sprains (4.6%, and amputations (0.3%. Working a high number of daytime hours and performing on the street predicted the greatest risk of injury, even after controlling for sociodemographic factors; specifically, each additional hour of daytime work increased the risk of injury by 1.4%. Child performers had three times the injury rate of children primarily selling products. Boys, older children, and children in Quito were more likely to experience moderate-to-severe injuries, than girls, younger children, and street children in the other study cities. CONCLUSIONS: Interventions are needed to address the substantial risk of injury experienced by children working on the city streets of Latin America.OBJETIVOS: Determinar la prevalencia y la naturaleza de las lesiones laborales en niños que trabajan en las calles de cuatro grandes ciudades de América Latina e identificar los factores de predicción de esas lesiones. MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal mediante entrevistas a 584 niños de 5 a 17 años que trabajaban en las calles de Bogotá, Colombia; Lima, Perú; Quito, Ecuador; y São Paulo, Brasil. Se realizaron análisis descriptivos y regresiones logísticas multifactoriales de la

  8. Cardiovascular disease risk factors and cognitive impairment.

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    Nash, David T; Fillit, Howard

    2006-04-15

    The role of cardiovascular disease risk factors in the occurrence and progression of cognitive impairment has been the subject of a significant number of publications but has not achieved widespread recognition among many physicians and educated laymen. It is apparent that the active treatment of certain of these cardiovascular disease risk factors is accompanied by a reduced risk for cognitive impairment. Patients with hypertension who are treated experience fewer cardiovascular disease events as well as less cognitive impairment than similar untreated patients. Patients who exercise may present with less cognitive impairment, and obesity may increase the risk for cognitive impairment. Lipid abnormalities and genetic markers are associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment. Autopsy studies have demonstrated a correlation between elevated levels of cholesterol and amyloid deposition in the brain. Research has demonstrated a relation between atherosclerotic obstruction lesions in the circle of Willis and dementia. Diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment. A number of nonpharmacologic factors have a role in reducing the risk for cognitive impairment. Antioxidants, fatty acids, and micronutrients may have a role, and diets rich in fruits and vegetables and other dietary approaches may improve the outlook for patients considered at risk for cognitive impairment.

  9. Prevalencia de Trichomonas vaginalis en trabajadores sexuales

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    María Cristina Salomón

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available La tricomoniasis es una infección de transmisión sexual (ITS que se asocia a vaginitis, uretritis, cervicitis y enfermedad inflamatoria pélvica pudiendo producir infertilidad tubárica. El objetivo de este trabajo, de tipo retrospectivo longitudinal, fue determinar la prevalencia de Trichomonas vaginalis en una población de trabajadores sexuales en Mendoza, Argentina. Se estudió en forma retrospectiva una población de 720 personas asistidas por el Programa Provincial de ITS de Mendoza. Entre febrero de 2007 y junio de 2009 se procesaron 1692 muestras con un muestreo por reposición. La distribución por sexo fue de 687 mujeres y 33 varones con edades comprendidas entre 15 y 65 años. La prevalencia de tricomoniasis determinada en esta población en riesgo fue de 7.6% para las mujeres, sin encontrarse infecciones en el grupo de los hombres. La prevalencia hallada en este grupo en riesgo muestra una población con alta vulnerabilidad para contraer otras ITS de mayor gravedad. En otro sentido, sugiere una importante falta de adhesión al uso de barreras mecánicas para prevenir infecciones de transmisión sexual. Este trabajo justifica la elaboración de una guía de procedimientos para el manejo de la infección por tricomonas en el marco del Programa de Salud Reproductiva (PROSAR.

  10. [Environmental risk factors for schizophrenia: a review].

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    Vilain, J; Galliot, A-M; Durand-Roger, J; Leboyer, M; Llorca, P-M; Schürhoff, F; Szöke, A

    2013-02-01

    Evidence of variations in schizophrenia incidence rates has been found in genetically homogenous populations, depending on changes within time or space of certain environmental characteristics. The consideration of the impact of environmental risk factors in etiopathogenic studies has put the environment in the forefront of research regarding psychotic illnesses. Various environmental factors such as urbanicity, migration, cannabis, childhood traumas, infectious agents, obstetrical complications and psychosocial factors have been associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia. These risk factors can be biological, physical, psychological as well as social and may operate at different times in an individual's life (fetal period, childhood, adolescence and early adulthood). Whilst some of these factors act on an individual level, others act on a populational level, modulating the individual risk. These factors can have a direct action on the development of schizophrenia, or on the other hand act as markers for directly implicated factors that have not yet been identified. This article summarizes the current knowledge on this subject. An extensive literature search was conducted via the search engine Pubmed. Eight risk factors were selected and developed in the following paper: urbanicity (or living in an urban area), cannabis, migration (and ethnic density), obstetrical complications, seasonality of birth, infectious agents (and inflammatory responses), socio-demographic factors and childhood traumas. For each of these factors, we provide information on the importance of the risk, the vulnerability period, hypotheses made on the possible mechanisms behind the factors and the level of proof the current research offers (good, medium, or insufficient) according to the amount, type, quality and concordance of the studies at hand. Some factors, such as cannabis, are "unique" in their influence on the development of schizophrenia since it labels only one risk factor

  11. Cardiovascular risk factors and disease in women.

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    Gill, Sharon K

    2015-05-01

    Coronary artery disease and stroke predominantly affect older women as opposed to younger women, but the risk factors that contribute to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk often start in young women. Young women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), with migraine, and who use oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) have short-term increases in thrombotic complications that can result in coronary events or stroke. Attention should be focused on risk reduction in women of all ages. Screening for and discussing diabetes, hypertension, obesity, smoking, migraine, PCOS, and pregnancy complication history and discussing the pros and cons of hormone and statin medications are part of reducing cardiovascular risk for women. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  12. RISK FACTORS FOR INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN PRISON INMATES

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Etiological models of intimate partner violence (IPV identify general risk factors in delinquency (sociodemographic, delinquent, and psychopathological and specific factors in this type of aggression (characteristics of the couple relationship and attitudes favoring IPV. The goal of the present work is to study these factors in individuals convicted for drug trafficking and/or theft, so-called common delinquents (n = 89, comparing them with a group of partner aggressors (n = 50. Assessment was carried out with a mixed method, reviewing case files, clinical interviews for personality disorders, and self-reports. The results show a similar profile in sociodemographic and criminal characteristics and in attitudes favoring IPV. The differences emerge in variables of the couple relationship and psychopathological variables, finding higher prevalence of the antisocial disorder in common delinquents and of the borderline disorder in aggressors. The final model identifies the level of relationship satisfaction, control over the partner, blaming female victims, and incidence of borderline personality disorder as relevant variables. The implications of these results for penitentiary treatment as a preventive measure of IPV, both in IPV aggressors and in the general prison population, are discussed. Los modelos etiológicos de la violencia contra la pareja (VCP identifican factores de riesgo generales en delincuencia (sociodemográficos, delictivos y psicopatológicos y factores específicos en este tipo de agresión (características en la relación de pareja y actitudes que facilitan la VCP. El objetivo del presente trabajo es estudiar estos factores en sujetos condenados por tráfico de drogas y/o robo, denominados delincuentes comunes (n = 89, comparándolos con un grupo de agresores contra la pareja (n = 50. La evaluación se ha realizado a través de un método mixto, con supervisión de expedientes penitenciarios y entrevistas clínicas para los

  13. Risk Estimates and Risk Factors Related to Psychiatric Inpatient Suicide

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    Madsen, Trine; Erlangsen, Annette; Nordentoft, Merete

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    trends, and socio-demographic and clinical risk factors of suicide in psychiatric inpatients. Psychiatric inpatients have a very high risk of suicide relative to the background population, but it remains challenging for clinicians to identify those patients that are most likely to die from suicide during......People with mental illness have an increased risk of suicide. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of suicide risk estimates among psychiatric inpatients based on the body of evidence found in scientific peer-reviewed literature; primarily focusing on the relative risks, rates, time...... admission. Most studies are based on low power, thus compromising quality and generalisability. The few studies with sufficient statistical power mainly identified non-modifiable risk predictors such as male gender, diagnosis, or recent deliberate self-harm. Also, the predictive value of these predictors...

  14. Risk Estimates and Risk Factors Related to Psychiatric Inpatient Suicide

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    Madsen, Trine; Erlangsen, Annette; Nordentoft, Merete

    2017-01-01

    People with mental illness have an increased risk of suicide. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of suicide risk estimates among psychiatric inpatients based on the body of evidence found in scientific peer-reviewed literature; primarily focusing on the relative risks, rates, time...... trends, and socio-demographic and clinical risk factors of suicide in psychiatric inpatients. Psychiatric inpatients have a very high risk of suicide relative to the background population, but it remains challenging for clinicians to identify those patients that are most likely to die from suicide during...... is low. It would be of great benefit if future studies would be based on large samples while focusing on modifiable predictors over the course of an admission, such as hopelessness, depressive symptoms, and family/social situations. This would improve our chances of developing better risk assessment...

  15. Risk factors for recurrent spontaneous epistaxis.

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    Abrich, Victor; Brozek, Annabelle; Boyle, Timothy R; Chyou, Po-Huang; Yale, Steven H

    2014-12-01

    To identify risk factors associated with spontaneous recurrent epistaxis. This was a retrospective cohort study assessing patients in the Marshfield Clinic system diagnosed as having epistaxis between January 1, 1991, and January 1, 2011. There were 461 cases with at least 2 episodes of spontaneous epistaxis within 3 years and 912 controls with only 1 episode in the same time frame. More than 50 potential risk factors were investigated, including demographic features, substance use, nasal anatomical abnormalities, nasal infectious and inflammatory processes, medical comorbidities, medications, and laboratory values. A Cox proportional hazards regression modeling approach was used to calculate hazard ratios of epistaxis recurrence. Traditional risk factors for epistaxis, including nasal perforation, nasal septum deviation, rhinitis, sinusitis, and upper respiratory tract infection, did not increase the risk of recurrence. Significant risk factors for recurrent epistaxis included congestive heart failure, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and a history of anemia. Warfarin use increased the risk of recurrence, independent of international normalized ratio. Aspirin and clopidogrel were not found to increase the risk of recurrence. Few major adverse cardiovascular events were observed within 30 days of the first epistaxis event. Congestive heart failure is an underappreciated risk factor for recurrent epistaxis. Hypertension and diabetes mellitus may induce atherosclerotic changes in the nasal vessels, making them friable and more at risk for bleeding. Patients with recurrent epistaxis may also be more susceptible to developing anemia. Physicians should promote antiplatelet and antithrombotic medication adherence despite an increased propensity for recurrent epistaxis to prevent major adverse cardiovascular events. Copyright © 2014 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. External risk factors affecting construction costs

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    Mubarak, Husin, Saiful; Oktaviati, Mutia

    2017-11-01

    Some risk factors can have impacts on the cost, time, and performance. Results of previous studies indicated that the external conditions are among the factors which give effect to the contractor in the completion of the project. The analysis in the study carried out by considering the conditions of the project in the last 15 years in Aceh province, divided into military conflict phase (2000-2004), post tsunami disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction phase (2005-2009), and post-rehabilitation and reconstruction phase (2010-present). This study intended to analyze the impact of external risk factors, primarily related to the impact on project costs and to investigate the influence of the risk factors and construction phases impacted the project cost. Data was collected by using a questionnaire distributed in 15 large companies qualification contractors in Aceh province. Factors analyzed consisted of socio-political, government policies, natural disasters, and monetary conditions. Data were analyzed using statistical application of severity index to measure the level of risk impact. The analysis results presented the tendency of impact on cost can generally be classified as low. There is only one variable classified as high-impact, variable `fuel price increases', which appear on the military conflict and post tsunami disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction periods. The risk impact on costs from the factors and variables classified with high intensity needs a serious attention, especially when the high level impact is followed by the high frequency of occurrences.

  17. [Identification of risk factors for congenital malformations].

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    Canals C, Andrea; Cavada C, Gabriel; Nazer H, Julio

    2014-11-01

    The relative importance of congenital malformations as a cause of death in the first year of life is increasing along with the control of preventable causes of perinatal mortality. To identify risk factors for congenital malformations. Retrospective case-control study of births registered in the database of The Latin American Collaborative Study of Congenital Malformations (ECLAMC), in the period 2001-2010. Birth weight and gestational age were significantly lower in cases than controls, behaving as risk factors and associated with a greater severity of congenital malformations. The risk and severity of congenital malformations increased along with mother's age. Fetal growth retardation, a history of congenital malformations in the family, physical factors and acute illnesses of the mother in the first trimester of pregnancy were also significant risk factors for congenital malformations and their severity. The educational level of the mother was a protective factor for congenital malformations and their severity. Variables previously identified as risk factors for congenital malformations, were significantly related with the occurrence of congenital malformations and their severity.

  18. Biological risk factors for deep vein trombosis.

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    Vayá, Amparo; Mira, Yolanda; Martínez, Marcial; Villa, Piedad; Ferrando, Fernando; Estellés, Amparo; Corella, Dolores; Aznar, Justo

    2002-01-01

    Hypercoagulable states due either to inherited or acquired thrombotic risk factors are only present in approximately half of cases of DVT, but the causes in the other half, remain unknown. The importance of biological risk factors such as hyperlipidemia, hypofibrinolysis and hemorheological alterations in the pathogenesis of DVT has not been well established. In order to ascertain whether the above mentioned biological factors are associated with DVT and could constitute independent risk factors, we carried out a case-control study in 109 first DVT patients in whom inherited or acquired thrombophilic risk factors had been ruled out and 121 healthy controls age (42+/-15 years) and sex matched. From all the biological variables analyzed (cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, fibrinogen, erythrocyte aggregation, hematocrit, plasma viscosity and PAI-1) only fibrinogen concentration reached a statistically significant difference on the comparison of means (290+/-73 mg/dl in cases vs 268+/-58 mg/dl in controls, p220 mg/dl, hematocrit >45% and fibrinogen >300 mg/dl was higher in cases than in controls: 38% vs 22%; p30 ng/ml, 37% vs 25% was borderline significant; p=0.055. Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that cholesterolemia >220 mg/dl and fibrinogen >300 mg/dl constitute independent predictors of venous thrombotic risk. The adjusted OR's were 2.03 (95% CI; 1.12-3.70) for cholesterolemia and 1.94 (95% CI; 1.07-3.55) for fibrinogen. When these two variables combined DVT risk rose about fourfold (3.96; p<0.05). Our results suggest that hypercholesterolemia and hyperfibrinogenemia should be added to the list of known DVT risk factors and we recommend adopting measures to decrease these variables in the population with a high risk of DVT.

  19. Industrial risk factors for colorectal cancer

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    Lashner, B.A.; Epstein, S.S.

    1990-01-01

    Colorectal cancer is the second most common malignancy in the United States, and its incidence rates have sharply increased recently, especially in males. Industrial exposures, both occupational and environmental, are important colorectal cancer risk factors that are generally unrecognized by clinicians. Migration studies have documented that colorectal cancer is strongly associated with environmental risk factors. The causal role of occupational exposures is evidenced by a substantial literature associating specific work practices with increased colorectal cancer risks. Industrially related environmental exposures, including polluted drinking water and ionizing radiation, have also been associated with excess risks. Currently, there is a tendency to attribute colorectal cancer, largely or exclusively, to dietary and other lifestyle factors, thus neglecting these industrially related effects. Concerted efforts are needed to recognize the causal role of industrial risk factors and to encourage government and industry to reduce carcinogenic exposures. Furthermore, cost-effective screening programs for high-risk population groups are critically needed to further reduce deaths from colorectal cancer. 143 references

  20. Prevalencia de Trastornos de Sueño en Relación con Factores Sociodemográficos y Depresión en Adultos Mayores de Monterrey, México

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    Arnoldo Téllez

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    Full Text Available La prevalencia de síntomas de trastornos, calidad de sueño y depresión se evaluó en 313 adultos mayores en la ciudad de Monterrey, México con el Cuestionario de Trastornos de Sueño Monterrey, el Índice de Calidad del Sueño de Pittsburgh y la Escala de Depresión Geriátrica de Yesavage. Los resultados indicaron que los adultos mayores presentaron 50% ron - quido, 24% piernas inquietas e insomnio, 44.1% mala calidad de sueño, y 62% síntomas de depresión. Los trastornos de sueño son los que más afectan la calidad de sueño en esta población, por lo que es importante la detección y tratamiento de estos trastornos en los adultos mayores.

  1. Grado de malnutrición y su relación con los principales factores estructurales y alimentarios de la población preescolar hondureña. Prevalencia de la lactancia materna en los mismos

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    Fernández Palacios, Lorena; Barrientos Augustinus, Elsa; Raudales Urquía, Carolina; Frontela Saseta, Carmen; Ros Berruezo, Gaspar

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    Resumen Introducción: la desnutrición infantil sigue siendo un grave problema de salud pública en Honduras, con una prevalencia nacional según valores de referencia de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) del 29% en niños menores de cinco años. Además, el promedio de desnutrición crónica en la región asciende hasta el 80% en comunidades pobres e indígenas, convirtiendo a Honduras en el segundo país en la región centroamericana con mayor incidencia de desnutrición crónica. Otro de los p...

  2. Prevalencia de Trastornos de Sueño en Relación con Factores Sociodemográficos y Depresión en Adultos Mayores de Monterrey, México

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    Arnoldo Téllez; Dehisy Marisol Juárez-García; Leticia Jaime-Bernal; Cirilo Gracía-Cadena

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    La prevalencia de síntomas de trastornos, calidad de sueño y depresión se evaluó en 313 adultos mayores en la ciudad de Monterrey, México con el Cuestionario de Trastornos de Sueño Monterrey, el Índice de Calidad del Sueño de Pittsburgh y la Escala de Depresión Geriátrica de Yesavage. Los resultados indicaron que los adultos mayores presentaron 50% ron - quido, 24% piernas inquietas e insomnio, 44.1% mala calidad de sueño, y 62% síntomas de depresión. Los trastornos de sueño son los que má...

  3. Psychosocial risk factors and heart failure hospitalization

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    Rod, Naja Hulvej; Andersen, Ingelise; Prescott, Eva

    2011-01-01

    Prospective studies on the role of psychosocial factors in heart failure development are virtually nonexistent. The authors aimed to address the effect of psychosocial factors on the risk of heart failure hospitalization in men and women free of cardiovascular disease. In 1991-1993, the 8......-fourth of the population reported some degree of vital exhaustion. The vital exhaustion score was associated with a higher risk of heart failure in a dose-response manner (P risk of heart failure in both men (hazard ratio = 1.93, 95% confidence...... in the population, even a modestly higher risk of heart failure associated with vital exhaustion may be of importance in the planning of future preventive strategies for heart failure....

  4. EVALUATION OF RISK FACTORS IN ACUTE STROKE

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Cerebrovascular disease is the third most common cause of death in the developed world after cancer and ischemic heart disease. In India, community surveys have shown a crude prevalence rate of 200 per 100000 population for hemiplegia. Aims and objectives: Identification of risk factors for c erebrovascular disease. Materials and Methods: Inclusion Criteria: Cases of acute stroke admitted in S.V.R.R.G.G.H, Tirupati were taken for the study. Exclusion Criteria: Head injury cases, neoplasm cases producing cerebrovascular disease were excluded. Re sults: Stroke was more common in male, 54% patients were male 46% were female. It was more common in 6 th and 7 th decade. More common risk factors were hypertension followed by smoking, diabetes mellitus. More common pathology was infarction. Conclusion: Com mon risk factors for acute stroke are hypertension, smoking, diabetes mellitus, alcoholism, obesity, cardiac disease. Stroke was confirmed by CT scan of brain.

  5. Vitamin D, cardiovascular disease and risk factors

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    Skaaby, Tea; Thuesen, Betina H.; Linneberg, Allan

    2017-01-01

    of vitamin D effects from a cardiovascular health perspective. It focuses on vitamin D in relation to cardiovascular disease, i.e. ischemic heart disease, and stroke; the traditional cardiovascular risk factors hypertension, abnormal blood lipids, obesity; and the emerging risk factors hyperparathyroidism......, microalbuminuria, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Meta-analyses of observational studies have largely found vitamin D levels to be inversely associated with cardiovascular risk and disease. However, Mendelian randomization studies and randomized, controlled trials...... (RCTs) have not been able to consistently replicate the observational findings. Several RCTs are ongoing, and the results from these are needed to clarify whether vitamin D deficiency is a causal and reversible factor to prevent cardiovascular disease....

  6. Preoperative modifiable risk factors in colorectal surgery

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    van Rooijen, Stefanus; Carli, Francesco; Dalton, Susanne O

    2017-01-01

    in higher mortality rates and greater hospital costs. The number and severity of complications is closely related to patients' preoperative performance status. The aim of this study was to identify the most important preoperative modifiable risk factors that could be part of a multimodal prehabilitation...... program. METHODS: Prospectively collected data of a consecutive series of Dutch CRC patients undergoing colorectal surgery were analyzed. Modifiable risk factors were correlated to the Comprehensive Complication Index (CCI) and compared within two groups: none or mild complications (CCI ... complications (CCI ≥20). Multivariate logistic regression analysis was done to explore the combined effect of individual risk factors. RESULTS: In this 139 patient cohort, smoking, malnutrition, alcohol consumption, neoadjuvant therapy, higher age, and male sex, were seen more frequently in the severe...

  7. Psychosocial risk factors for the metabolic syndrome

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    Pedersen, Jolene Masters; Lund, Rikke; Andersen, Ingelise

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    Background/Objectives: Metabolic deregulations and development of metabolic syndrome may be an important pathway underlying the relationship between stress and cardiovascular disease. We aim to estimate the effect of a comprehensive range of psychosocial factors on the risk of developing metabolic.......11) to be risk factors for developing the metabolic syndrome in women, while vital exhaustion (OR 2.09, 95% CI 0.95 to 4.59) and intake of sleep medications (OR 2.54, 95% CI 0.92 to 5.96) may play a more important role in men. Conclusions: Experiencing major life events in work and adult life and....../or dysfunctional social networks is a risk factor for metabolic syndrome in women, and stress reactions such as vital exhaustion and intake of sleep medications may play a more important role in the development of metabolic syndrome men....

  8. Cardiovascular risk factors in subjects with psoriasis

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    Jensen, Peter; Thyssen, Jacob P; Zachariae, Claus

    2013-01-01

    Background Epidemiological data have established an association between cardiovascular disease and psoriasis. Only one general population study has so far compared prevalences of cardiovascular risk factors among subjects with psoriasis and control subjects. We aimed to determine the prevalence...... of cardiovascular risk factors in subjects with and without psoriasis in the general population. Methods During 2006-2008, a cross-sectional study was performed in the general population in Copenhagen, Denmark. A total of 3471 subjects participated in a general health examination that included assessment of current...... between subjects with and without psoriasis with regard to traditional cardiovascular risk factors. Conclusions Our results contrast with the hitherto-reported increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome in subjects with psoriasis in the general US population. However, our results agree with those of other...

  9. Early life risk factors for testicular cancer

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    Piltoft, Johanne Spanggaard; Larsen, Signe Benzon; Dalton, Susanne Oksbjerg

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    of this study is to utilize data from the Copenhagen School Health Records Register (CSHRR) to evaluate cryptorchidism, birth weight and birth order as risk factors for testicular cancer. METHODS: The study population consisted of 408 cases of testicular cancer identified by a government issued identification...... in crude analyses [hazard ratio (HR) = 3.60, 95% CI 2.79-4.65]. Birth weight was inversely associated with testicular cancer and no clear association with birth order was observed. The positive association between cryptorchidism and testicular cancer was only slightly attenuated controlling for birth......PURPOSE: One established risk factors for testicular cancer is cryptorchidism. However, it remains unclear whether cryptorchidism is a risk factor in itself or whether the two conditions share common causes in early life (estrogen hypothesis), such as birth weight and birth order. The objective...

  10. Cardiovascular disease risk factors: a childhood perspective.

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    Praveen, Pradeep A; Roy, Ambuj; Prabhakaran, Dorairaj

    2013-03-01

    Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide including in developing countries like India. Indians are known to be predisposed to CVD, which occur almost a decade earlier in them. Though these diseases manifest in the middle age and beyond, it is now clear that the roots of CVD lie in childhood and adolescence. Many of the conventional risk factors of CVD such as high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, tobacco use, unhealthy diet and obesity have their beginnings in childhood and then track overtime. It is thus important to screen and identify these risk factors early and treat them to prevent onset of CVD. Similarly community based strategies to prevent onset of these risk factors is imperative to tackle this burgeoning public health crisis especially in countries like ours with limited resources.

  11. Persistent postsurgical pain: risk factors and prevention

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    Kehlet, Henrik; Jensen, Troels Staehelin; Woolf, Clifford J.

    2006-01-01

    therapy for postoperative pain should be investigated, since the intensity of acute postoperative pain correlates with the risk of developing a persistent pain state. Finally, the role of genetic factors should be studied, since only a proportion of patients with intraoperative nerve damage develop...... chronic pain. Based on information about the molecular mechanisms that affect changes to the peripheral and central nervous system in neuropathic pain, several opportunities exist for multimodal pharmacological intervention. Here, we outline strategies for identification of patients at risk...

  12. Psychological Factors Linked to Risk Perception

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    Armaş, I.; Creãu, R. Z.; Stǎnciugelu, I.

    2012-04-01

    Risks are mental models, which allow people to cope with dangerous phenomena (Renn, 2008; Jasanoff, 1998). The term "risk" refers to the likelihood of an adverse effect resulting from an event. The aim of the present study is to identify the psychological factors that are most predictive of risk perception in relation with age, gender, educational level and socio-economical status. Earthquake hazard was considered, because it is an emerging danger for Bucharest. 80% of the laypeople sample are waiting for this event to happen in the next three years. By integrating all the research data, it was attempted to build a risk profile of the investigated population, which could be used by institutions responsible for earthquake risk mitigation situations in Bucharest. This research appealed to the social learning Rotter (1966), auto-effectiveness Bandura (1977; 1983), and anxiety and stress theories. We used psychological variables that measured stress, personal effectiveness and the belief in personal control. The multi-modal risk perception questionnaire was structured on a 49 items sequence. The sample was composed of 1.376 participants recruited on a voluntary basis. The characteristics of risk (like probability and magnitude, time scales) are perceived differently according to psychological factors that play a role also in biases in people's ability to draw inferences from probabilistic information (like cognitive dissonance). Since the 1970's, it has been argued that those who perceive life's events as being beyond their locus of control (external locus of control) are significantly more anxious and less adapted. In this research, strongest associations and significant differences were obtained between sex, age and income categories with Stress vulnerability factor and the External Locus of Control factor. The profile of the low risk perceiver is that of a young, more educated, male individual with a higher self- efficacy level and an internal locus of control.

  13. Survey of risk factors urinary tract infection

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    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Women are very susceptible to urinary tract infections and pregnancy raises the risk of urinary tract infection. In general, little information on the risk factors of urinary tract infection in pregnancy is underway. Urinary tract infection in pregnancy is an important risk factor for pregnancy dire consequences. The purpose of this study is to find risk factors associated with urinary tract infection in pregnant women. Methods: The study was observational and retrospective analysis was carried on in the winter of which 310 pregnant women participated in 11 health centers in Shahrekord. Of these 155 cases (patients and 155 controls (healthy that were matched for age Information required from the health records of pregnant women and complete Czech list of researcher whose validity was confirmed by experts were gathered. Information needed by pregnant women health records and complete list researcher was collected. Czech list contains a number of possible risk factors for illness and demographic characteristics of the study participants was Statistical analysis software spss version 16 by using chi square tests and logistic regression and t analysis was performed. Results: Among the variables vomiting (p = 0/00 a history of urinary tract infection in a previous pregnancy (P =.001, CI = 1.508-4.408, OR = 2.578 abortion own history (P =.014, CI = 1.165 -3.847, OR = 2.117, respectively, the most important risk factors for urinary tract infection in pregnant women were determined. Conclusion: Prevention and treatment of vomiting in pregnancy prevention of urinary tract infections during pregnancy. Prevention of abortion can play an important role in the prevention of urinary tract infection and its complications in pregnancy. The study also revealed a number of factors can have an impact on urinary tract infection in pregnancy that has not been enough attention and it is necessary that more attention be placed on health programs and

  14. Metabolite Signatures of Metabolic Risk Factors and their Longitudinal Changes

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    Yin, X.; Subramanian, S.; Willinger, C.M.; Chen, G.; Juhasz, P.; Courchesne, P.; Chen, B.H.; Li, X.; Hwang, S.J.; Fox, C.S.; O'Donnell, C.J.; Muntendam, P.; Fuster, V.; Bobeldijk-Pastorova, I.; Sookoian, S.C.; Pirola, C.J.; Gordon, N.; Adourian, A.; Larson, M.G.; Levy, D.

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    Context: Metabolic dysregulation underlies key metabolic risk factors—obesity, dyslipidemia, and dysglycemia. Objective: To uncover mechanistic links between metabolomic dysregulation and metabolic risk by testing metabolite associations with risk factors cross-sectionally and with risk factor

  15. Cardiovascular Risk Factors in the Antiphospholipid Syndrome

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    Felipe Freire da Silva

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A major cause of morbidity and mortality in the context of the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS is the occurrence of thrombotic events. Besides the pathogenic roles of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL, other risk factors and medical conditions, which are conditions for traditional risk of an individual without the APS, can coexist in this patient, raising their risk of developing thrombosis. Therefore, the clinical and laboratory investigation of comorbidities known to increase cardiovascular risk in patients with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is crucial for the adoption of a more complete and effective treatment. Experimental models and clinical studies show evidence of association between APS and premature formation of atherosclerotic plaques. Atherosclerosis has major traditional risk factors: hypertension, diabetes mellitus, obesity, dyslipidemia, smoking, and sedentary lifestyle that may be implicated in vascular involvement in patients with APS. The influence of nontraditional risk factors as hyperhomocysteinemia, increased lipoprotein a, and anti-oxLDL in the development of thromboembolic events in APS patients has been studied in scientific literature. Metabolic syndrome with all its components also has been recently studied in antiphospholipid syndrome and is associated with arterial events.

  16. Risk factors for post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage.

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    Ikoma, Ryo; Sakane, Sayaka; Niwa, Kazutomo; Kanetaka, Sayaka; Kawano, Toshiro; Oridate, Nobuhiko

    2014-08-01

    The aim of the present study was to investigate the rate of post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage (PTH) in a single institution and to evaluate the clinical risk factors for PTH. We reviewed the records of 692 patients who underwent tonsillectomy (TE) at Yokohama Minami Kyosai Hospital in Japan. PTH grades were grouped into three categories according to the severity of the hemorrhagic episode: (I) minimal hemorrhage that stopped after noninvasive treatment, (II) hemorrhage requiring treatment with local anesthesia, and (III) hemorrhage requiring reoperation under general anesthesia in the operating room. Clinical risk factors such as sex, age (adults vs. children), TE indication, surgeon's skill level, operative time, ligature type, and duration of antibiotic administration for PTH were investigated. Among the 692 patients, 80 (11.6%) showed PTH, with primary and secondary hemorrhage accounting for 1.6% and 10.0%, respectively. A category III PTH was observed in 18 patients; thus, the overall risk of reoperation was 2.6%. The PTH episode most frequently occurred on postoperative days 5 and 6. The frequency of PTH was significantly higher in male patients and in adults (Pdefinition of PTH. Clinical risk factors for PTH were adult age and male gender. The surgeon's skill level was an additional risk factor for category III PTH. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Lung cancer incidence and risk factors

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    Bairakova, A.

    1993-01-01

    The possibility of developing lung cancer (lc) as a consequence of inhaling hot particles from the Chernobyl accident is discussed. The risk from various factors is reviewed in order to assess the rate of contribution for any of them to carcinogenic process. The conclusions are based on data reported by National Centre of Oncology, Sofia (BG). A total of 2873 new cases have been recorded in 1990. The data for the period 1970-1990 show a crude increase for males and tend to stabilization for females. The similar pattern is obtained in other countries and geographic areas with steady rise of lc cases with about 0.5% per year. The contribution of particular risk factor and its interaction with other factors is assessed on the basis of large number of epidemiologic and experimental studies. The risk of cigarette smoking, as the principal cause for lc, is discussed in various aspects - age, duration, possible dropping the habit. The assessment of another risk factor - exposure to relatively high doses of natural radon daughter products - is more complicated. As an occupational hazard in uranium mines radon and its progeny reveals an increase in excess lc incidence. Regarding radon and its daughters as an environmental risk factor in dwellings, no clear positive relationship between exposure and lc incidence has been observed. In this case the assessment for population living in areas with higher concentration of radon products have to rely on data from uranium mines. Non radiation factors as asbestos, ethers, chromates, metallic iron, nickel, beryllium and arsenic, are also considered. The combined effect of all these factors, as well as of pathological cell processes, viruses, malfunctions of immune system, is mentioned as well. The possibility of interpreting the findings from epidemiological studies within the framework of theoretical multistage models of carcinogenic process is pointed out. (author)

  18. Risk factors for acute renal failure: inherent and modifiable risks.

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    Leblanc, Martine; Kellum, John A; Gibney, R T Noel; Lieberthal, Wilfred; Tumlin, James; Mehta, Ravindra

    2005-12-01

    Our purpose is to discuss established risk factors in the development of acute renal failure and briefly overview clinical markers and preventive measures. Findings from the literature support the role of older age, diabetes, underlying renal insufficiency, and heart failure as predisposing factors for acute renal failure. Diabetics with baseline renal insufficiency represent the highest risk subgroup. An association between sepsis, hypovolemia, and acute renal failure is clear. Liver failure, rhabdomyolysis, and open-heart surgery (especially valve replacement) are clinical conditions potentially leading to acute renal failure. Increasing evidence shows that intraabdominal hypertension may contribute to the development of acute renal failure. Radiocontrast and antimicrobial agents are the most common causes of nephrotoxic acute renal failure. In terms of prevention, avoiding nephrotoxins when possible is certainly desirable; fluid therapy is an effective prevention measure in certain clinical circumstances. Supporting cardiac output, mean arterial pressure, and renal perfusion pressure are indicated to reduce the risk for acute renal failure. Nonionic, isoosmolar intravenous contrast should be used in high-risk patients. Although urine output and serum creatinine lack sensitivity and specificity in acute renal failure, they remain the most used parameters in clinical practice. There are identified risk factors of acute renal failure. Because acute renal failure is associated with a worsening outcome, particularly if occurring in critical illness and if severe enough to require renal replacement therapy, preventive measures should be part of appropriate management.

  19. Sociomedical risk factors for male infecundity

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    Full Text Available Subjects and methods. A total of 917 men from infertile couples with abnormal ejaculate indicators were examined. Their age was 34.1 ± 6.3 years; the infertility period was 4.6 ± 3.9 years. A retrospective analysis of their case histories, clinical examination, questioning to identify risk factors for infertility, and anthropometric measurements of weight and height were made. Weight was rated normal at a body mass index (BMI of ≤ 24.9 kg/m2 ; overweight at 25.0–29.9 kg/m2 , and obesity at ≥ 30 kg/m2 . When identifying infertility risk factors, the investigators kept in mind 24 risk factors at the moment of examination or in the patient histories, which were grouped into 3 clusters: 1 – environmental factors and occupational hazards; 2 – evidence of congenital and acquired abnormalities; 3 – social and quality-of-life factors; this cluster also includes history and examination evidence of tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and other social diseases, such as hepatitis B and C, or human immunodeficiency infection. Then the men who did not show an exacerbation of somatic diseases, genetic anomalies associated with reproductive disorders, or an exacerbation of social diseases at the moment of examination were selected from the total sample. These were divided into 2 groups: normal weight and obese patients. The frequency of the above mentioned infertility risk factors and additionally the proportion of persons engaged in intellectual or manual labor were calculated in each group.Results and discussion. In the total sample, the frequency of infertility risk factors including occupational hazards and environmental factors was < 20 %; the incidence of congenital and acquired abnormalities was 1–39 %. The highest frequency of risk factors was noted in cluster 3. Among them, alcohol consumption (75 % occupied the first place; next were the rate of sexually transmitted infections (59 %, emotional stress (44 %, and smoking (42

  20. Prevalence and Risk Factors of High Risk Human Papillomavirus ...

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    Cervical cancer is the most common female cancer in northern Nigeria, yet the pattern of infection with human papillomavirus, the principal aetiologic agent is unknown. This was a preliminary study conducted in two referral hospitals in order to establish base-line data on the prevalence and risk factors for the infection in ...

  1. Changes in risk factors during adolescence: implications for risk assessment

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    van der Put, C.E.; Deković, M.; Stams, G.J.J.M.; van der Laan, P.H.; Hoeve, M.; van Amelsfort, L.

    2011-01-01

    This study examined to what extent the significance of both static and dynamic risk factors for recidivism changes in the course of adolescence. For this purpose, file and interview data of 1,396 juveniles charged with a criminal offense were analyzed. This study showed that the impact of almost all

  2. Risk factors for goiter and thyroid nodules

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    Knudsen, N.; Laurberg, P.; Perrild, H.

    2002-01-01

    is probably dependent on iodine status, because it seems that the zenith of goiter prevalence appears earlier in life the more severe iodine deficiency the population is exposed to. The association with individual risk factors has been investigated in some studies, especially the association with tobacco......The occurrence of thyroid diseases is determined by interplay between genetic and environmental factors. The major environmental factor that determines goiter prevalence is iodine status, but other environmental factors influencing entire populations have been identified such as goitrogens in food...... and drinking water. Less focus has been on individual environmental factors and the interplay between factors. The goiter prevalence is higher in certain groups in the population. The variation in goiter prevalence between the genders is well known with a higher occurrence among women. The association with age...

  3. Prevalencia de demencia en una población urbana de Lima-Perú: estudio puerta a puerta

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    Nilton Custodio

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Calcular la prevalencia y tipos de demencia en una población de una comunidad urbana de Lima. Diseño: Muestreo por conglomerados bietápico. Instituciones: Instituciones de salud privadas. Pacientes: Individuos mayores de 65 años. Intervenciones: En el distrito de Cercado del Lima, 1 532 individuos mayores de 65 años, seleccionados aleatoriamente, fueron sometidos a evaluaciones neuropsicológicas breves, que incluyeron el Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE, la prueba del dibujo del reloj (PDR y el cuestionario de actividades funcionales de Pfeffer (PFAQ. Según los resultados obtenidos luego de la aplicación del MMSE, PDR y PFAQ, los individuos fueron clasificados como seleccionados y no seleccionados, siendo el grupo de seleccionados aquellos que presentaban deterioro cognitivo luego de la aplicación de dichas pruebas. El grupo de personas seleccionadas fueron sometidas a evaluaciones neurológicas, neuropsicológicas, exámenes de laboratorio y tomografía computada (TC cerebral. Principales medidas de resultados: Prevalencia de demencia. Resultados: Encontramos 105 casos de demencia, lo que corresponde a una prevalencia de 6,85%, siendo la enfermedad de Alzheimer el diagnóstico más frecuente (56,2%; dicha prevalencia se incrementó con la edad y tuvo predominio en el sexo femenino. El análisis de regresión logística mostró que la edad, género femenino y nivel educativo bajo se encontraban correlacionados con la prevalencia alta de demencia. Conclusiones: La prevalencia de demencia en esta población peruana fue 6,85% y la enfermedad de Alzheimer, el diagnóstico más frecuente; la edad, el género femenino y el nivel educativo bajo fueron los factores correlacionados con esta prevalencia alta.

  4. Psychosocial risk factors and personality disorders in outpatient cardiology setting

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    Mariana Suárez-Bagnasco

    2015-01-01

    Psychological risk factors and personality disorders comorbidities are more frequent than psychological risk factors only or personality disorders only in outpatient cardiology setting without cardiovascular diseases.

  5. Risk factors and effective management of preeclampsia

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    Full Text Available Fred A English,1 Louise C Kenny,1 Fergus P McCarthy1,2 1Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland; 2Women’s Health Academic Centre, King's Health Partners, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK Abstract: Preeclampsia, a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy is estimated to complicate 2%–8% of pregnancies and remains a principal cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Preeclampsia may present at any gestation but is more commonly encountered in the third trimester. Multiple risk factors have been documented, including: family history, nulliparity, egg donation, diabetes, and obesity. Significant progress has been made in developing tests to predict risk of preeclampsia in pregnancy, but these remain confined to clinical trial settings and center around measuring angiogenic profiles, including placental growth factor or newer tests involving metabolomics. Less progress has been made in developing new treatments and therapeutic targets, and aspirin remains one of the few agents shown to consistently reduce the risk of developing preeclampsia. This review serves to discuss recent advances in risk factor identification, prediction techniques, and management of preeclampsia in antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal patients. Keywords: pregnancy, treatment, risk reduction, prediction

  6. Exploring Risk Factors for Follicular Lymphoma

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    Alexander J. Ambinder

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Follicular lymphoma (FL is an indolent malignancy of germinal center B cells with varied incidence across racial groups and geographic regions. Improvements in the classification of non-Hodgkin lymphoma subtypes provide an opportunity to explore associations between environmental exposures and FL incidence. Our paper found that aspects of Western lifestyle including sedentary lifestyle, obesity, and diets high in meat and milk are associated with an increased risk of FL. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables, polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamin D, and certain antioxidants are inversely associated with FL risk. A medical history of Sjogren's syndrome, influenza vaccination, and heart disease may be associated with FL incidence. Associations between FL and exposure to pesticides, industrial solvents, hair dyes, and alcohol/tobacco were inconsistent. Genetic risk factors include variants at the 6p21.32 region of the MHC II locus, polymorphisms of the DNA repair gene XRCC3, and UV exposure in individuals with certain polymorphisms of the vitamin D receptor. Increasing our understanding of risk factors for FL must involve integrating epidemiological studies of genetics and exposures to allow for the examination of risk factors and interactions between genes and environment.

  7. Risk Factors for Smoking Behaviors among Adolescents

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    Chung, Sung Suk; Joung, Kyoung Hwa

    2014-01-01

    Many students in Korea begin to use tobacco and develop a regular smoking habit before they reach adulthood. Yet, little is known about various signs contributing to the transition of the student smoking behaviors. This study used a national sample to explore and compare risk factors for smoking behaviors. Three types of smoking behaviors were…

  8. Risk factors for meningitis after transsphenoidal surgery

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    van Aken, M. O.; de Marie, S.; van der Lely, A. J.; Singh, R.; van den Berge, J. H.; Poublon, R. M.; Fokkens, W. J.; Lamberts, S. W.; de Herder, W. W.

    1997-01-01

    To evaluate possible risk factors for meningitis, we retrospectively reviewed 228 transsphenoidal operations (in which a standard regimen of amoxicillin prophylaxis was used) for sellar pathology. The incidence of meningitis was 3.1% (seven of 228 cases). Cultures of preoperative specimens from the

  9. Risk factors in oil and gas lending

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    David, A.; Kipp, J.M.

    1991-01-01

    This paper reports that with the increasing internationalization of the petroleum industry, lenders to the industry must understand and overcome several new credit risk factors. As a result, new financial products are now available to reserve-based borrowers. Traditional project financing now also may include futures hedging, swaps, and collar elements

  10. Risk factors associated with oesophageal malignancy among ...

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    Risk factors associated with oesophageal malignancy among Ethiopian patients: a case control study. ... The PDF file you selected should load here if your Web browser has a PDF reader plug-in installed (for example, a recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader). If you would like more information about how to print, save, ...

  11. Risk factors for feline diabetes mellitus

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    2008-01-01

    The chapters of Part I of the thesis describe the development of techniques that can be used in the assessment of risk factors for the development of diabetes mellitus (DM) in cats. The hyperglycemic glucose clamp (HGC) was developed for use in conscious cats, equipped with arterial catheters for

  12. Risk Factors for Depression in Early Adolescence

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    MacPhee, Angela R.; Andrews, Jac J. W.

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify salient risk factors for depression in early adolescence from a group of common predictors. The following nine predictors were examined: (1) perceived quality of peer relationships, (2) perceived parental nurturance, (3) perceived parental rejection, (4) self-esteem, (5) body image, (6) pubertal status,…

  13. [Risk factors found in suicide attempters].

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    Villa-Manzano, Alberto Iram; Robles-Romero, Miguel Angel; Gutiérrez-Román, Elsa Armida; Martínez-Arriaga, María Guadalupe; Valadez-Toscano, Francisco Javier; Cabrera-Pivaral, Carlos E

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    A better understanding of risk factors for suicide in general population is crucial for the design of suicide prevention programs. Our objective was to identify personal and family risk factors in suicide attempters. Case-control design. We searched in patients with an acute intoxication, those subjects with and intoxication attributable to suicide attempt. These patients were matched with controls by gender and the date of intoxication. We use a structured questionnaire to identify personal characteristics, family features and network support. Odds ratio (OR) and 95 % confidence interval were obtained. 25 cases and 25 controls were evaluated. The risk factors associated with suicide attempt adjusted by age, were being a student and smoking habits. Family violence background showed OR = 3.8 (IC 95 % = 1.1-13), family disintegration a OR = 8.5 (IC 95 % = 2.1-35), critical events background OR = 8.8 (IC 95 % = 2.1-36), poor self-esteem OR = 8.2 (IC 95 % 2-35), depression OR = 22 (IC 95 % = 3-190), anxiety OR = 9 (IC 95 % = 2-47), family dysfunction OR = 25 (IC 95 % = 4-151). The principal risk factor for suicide attempt was family dysfunction and psychological traits.

  14. Risk factors for hearing loss in neonates

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    Ni Luh Putu Maharani

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Background An estimated 6 of 1,000 children with live births suffer from permanent hearing loss at birth or the neonatal period. At least 90% of cases occur in developing countries. Hearing loss should be diagnosed as early as possible so that intervention can be done before the age of 6 months. Objective To determine risk factors for hearing loss in neonates. Methods We performed a case-control study involving 100 neonates with and without hearing loss who were born at Sanglah Hospital, Denpasar from November 2012 to February 2013. Subjects were consisted of 2 groups, those with hearing loss (case group of 50 subjects and without hearing loss (control group of 50 subjects. The groups were matched for gender and birth weight. We assessed the following risk factors for hearing loss: severe neonatal asphyxia, hyperbilirubinemia, meningitis, history of aminoglycoside therapy, and mechanical ventilation by Chi-square analysis. The results were presented as odds ratio and its corresponding 95% confidence intervals. Results Seventy percent of neonates with hearing loss had history of aminoglycoside therapy. Multivariable analysis revealed that aminoglycoside therapy of 14 days or more was a significant risk factor for hearing loss (OR 2.7; 95%CI 1.1 to 6.8; P=0.040. There were no statistically significant associations between hearing loss and severe asphyxia, hyperbilirubinemia, meningitis, or mechanical ventilation. Conclusion Aminoglycoside therapy for >=14 days was identified as a risk factor for hearing loss in neonates.

  15. [Hepatitis caused by virus C. Risk factors].

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    Garassini, M E; Pulgar, Y; Alvarado, M; Garassini, M A

    1995-01-01

    To establish the risk factors to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, we studied 120 patients divided in 2 groups: A first group of 40 patients with HCV infection, 24 (60%) with past medical history of blood transfusion, 14 (35%) of them also had hemodialysis and 3 Kidney transplant. 10 patients (25%) had mayor surgery without transfusion, 3 had frequent visits to the dentist and 3 month baby whose mother was HCV positive. In 4 patients we found no risk factors. A second group of 80 patients who visit our clinic for the first time, 2 were found positive for HCV (1.6%). 13 of them had blood transfusion, one was HCV+ (OR: 5.5, P = 0.73). 41 had history of mayor surgery, one HCV+ (OR: 0.95, P = 1.000). The risk factors related to HCV infection in our population were blood transfusion, hemodialysis and mayor surgery. The use of EV drugs, tatoos, sexual behavior, interfamiliar or vertical transmission were not risk factor in our population.

  16. Risk Factors for Domestic Violence in Curacao

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    van Wijk, N. Ph. L.; de Bruijn, J. G. M.

    2012-01-01

    One out of three people (25% of men, 38% of women) in Curacao have experienced some form of domestic violence at some point in their adult lives. The most significant risk factors for domestic violence in Curacao are the female gender, a young age, low education, and experiencing domestic violence victimization in childhood. Divorce, single…

  17. Nutritional risk factors for postmenopausal osteoporosis | Berriche ...

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    Background: Osteoporosis is a bone disease that combines both a decrease in bone density and its internal architecture changes. Nutrition is one of the major determinants of osteoporosis. Aim: The purpose of our study was to identify nutritional risk factors of osteoporosis of two groups of osteoporotic women and ...

  18. Risk factors for falls of older citizens

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    Boelens, C.; Hekman, E. E. G.; Verkerke, G. J.

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Fall prevention is a major issue in the ageing society. This study provides an overview of all risk factors for falls of older citizens. METHOD: A literature search was conducted to retrieve studies of the past 25 years. All participants from the studies lived in the community or

  19. Risk Factors and Prodromal Eating Pathology

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    Stice, Eric; Ng, Janet; Shaw, Heather

    2010-01-01

    Prospective studies have identified factors that increase risk for eating pathology onset, including perceived pressure for thinness, thin-ideal internalization, body dissatisfaction, dietary restraint, and negative affect. Research also suggests that body dissatisfaction and dietary restraint may constitute prodromal stages of the development of…

  20. Risk factors for domestic violence in Curacao

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    van Wijk, N.Ph.L.; de Bruijn, J.G.M.

    2012-01-01

    One out of three people (25% of men, 38% of women) in Curacao have experienced some form of domestic violence at some point in their adult lives. The most significant risk factors for domestic violence in Curacao are the female gender, a young age, low education, and experiencing domestic violence

  1. Psychosocial risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)

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    Heuvel, S. van den

    2014-01-01

    It has been known for some time that risk factors in the workplace can have a negative effect on health. Ramazzini was one of the first scientists to identify occupational health hazards. He wrote about diseases of the musculoskeletal system caused by sudden and irregular movements and the adoption

  2. Self-management of vascular risk factors

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    Sol-de Rijk, B.G.M.

    2009-01-01

    Summary The aim of this thesis was to provide insight into the potential of a self-management approach in treatment of vascular risk factors and to develop a self-management intervention. Furthermore to examine if this intervention, based on self-efficacy promoting theory, is effective in reducing

  3. Depression: risk factor for cardiovascular disease

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    Kuehl, L.K.; Penninx, B.W.J.H.; Otte, C.

    2012-01-01

    Major depression is an independent risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease. In patients with existing cardiovascular disease, major depression has a large impact on the quality of life and is associated with a poor course and prognosis. Potential mechanisms responsible for this

  4. Lifestyle factors and risk of cardiovascular diseases

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    Hoevenaar-Blom, M.P.

    2013-01-01

    Background

    Evidence is accumulating that lifestyle factors influence the incidence of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular diseases (CVD). A healthy diet, being physically active, moderate alcohol consumption and not smoking are associated with a lower CVD risk. In

  5. Atherogenic Risk Factors and Hearing Thresholds

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    Frederiksen, Thomas Winther; Ramlau-Hansen, Cecilia Høst; Stokholm, Zara Ann

    2014-01-01

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of atherogenic risk factors on hearing thresholds. In a cross-sectional study we analyzed data from a Danish survey in 2009-2010 on physical and psychological working conditions. The study included 576 white- and blue-collar workers from c...

  6. Evolución de la prevalencia de infección por el VIH y de las conductas de riesgo en varones homo/bisexuales Trends in the prevalence of HIV infection and risk behaviors in homo- and bisexual men

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    Cinta Folch

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Describir las tendencias de la prevalencia de infección por VIH, las conductas de riesgo asociadas con su transmisión y el conocimiento y las actitudes respecto a los antirretrovirales (ARV en el colectivo de hombres que tienen relaciones sexuales con hombres (HSH seleccionados en Barcelona durante el período 1995-2002. Métodos: Estudios transversales bianuales desde 1993. La selección tuvo lugar en saunas, sex-shops, un parque público y por correo a los socios de la Coordinadora Gay-Lesbiana, mediante un cuestionario anónimo y autoadministrado. Desde 1995 se recogieron muestras de saliva para determinar la prevalencia de infección por el VIH. Resultados:La prevalencia de la infección por el Virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana VIH se mantuvo constante de un 14,2% en 1995 a un 18,3% en 2002 (p > 0,05. Se observó una tendencia creciente en el porcentaje de HSH que tuvieron > 10 contactos sexuales en el último año (del 45,2% en 1995 al 55,7% en 2002; p 0,05. Conclusiones: Se sigue manteniendo una elevada prevalencia de VIH y de conductas de riesgo en los HSH en Barcelona. Reducir las ocasiones en las que se produce la PANP entre 2 varones serodiscordantes debe continuar siendo un objetivo estratégico para el control de esta epidemia.Objectives: To describe trends in the prevalence of HIV infection, in risk behaviors and in knowledge and attitudes related to antiretroviral therapy (ART among men who have sex with men (MSM recruited in Barcelona (Spain between 1995 and 2002. Methods: Cross-sectional surveys were conducted twice yearly from 1993. MSM were recruited in saunas, sex-shops, a cruising site in a public park and by a mailing sent to all members of a gay organization, using an anonymous self-administered questionnaire. From 1995 saliva samples were requested to determine the prevalence of HIV infection. Results:The prevalence of HIV infection remained stable from 14.2% in 1995 to 18.3% in 2002 (p > 0.05. The

  7. [Risk factors for post partum depression].

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    Dois, Angelina; Uribe, Claudia; Villarroel, Luis; Contreras, Aixa

    2012-06-01

    Postpartum depression (PPD) is a public health problem with high prevalence in Chile. Many factors are associated with PPD. To analyze the factors associated with the incidence of depressive symptoms (SD) in women with low obstetric risk. Cross-sectional analytical study on a sample of 105 postpartum women with low obstetric risk assessed by the Edinburgh Depression Scale at the eighth week postpartum. A 37% prevalence of depressive symptoms was found. Univariate analysis showed that the perception of family functioning, overcrowding and number of siblings, were significantly associated with postpartum depressive symptoms. A multiple regression model only accepted family functioning as a predictor of depression. Perception of family functioning was the only variable that explained in part the presence of depressive symptoms in women with low obstetric risk.

  8. Chronic disease risk factors among hotel workers

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    Gawde, Nilesh Chandrakant; Kurlikar, Prashika R.

    2016-01-01

    Context: Non-communicable diseases have emerged as a global health issue. Role of occupation in pathogenesis of non-communicable diseases has not been explored much especially in the hospitality industry. Aims: Objectives of this study include finding risk factor prevalence among hotel workers and studying relationship between occupational group and chronic disease risk factors chiefly high body mass index. Settings and Design: A cross-sectional study was conducted among non-managerial employees from classified hotels in India. Materials and Methods: The study participants self-administered pre-designed pilot-tested questionnaires. Statistical analysis used: The risk factor prevalence rates were expressed as percentages. Chi-square test was used for bi-variate analysis. Overweight was chosen as ‘outcome’ variable of interest and binary multi-logistic regression analysis was used to identify determinants. Results: The prevalence rates of tobacco use, alcohol use, inadequate physical activity and inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables were 32%, 49%, 24% and 92% respectively among hotel employees. Tobacco use was significantly common among those in food preparation and service, alcohol use among those in food service and security and leisure time physical activity among front office workers. More than two-fifths (42.7%) were overweight. Among the hotel workers, those employed in food preparation and security had higher odds of 1.650 (CI: 1.025 – 2.655) and 3.245 (CI: 1.296 – 8.129) respectively of being overweight. Conclusions: Prevalence of chronic disease risk factors is high among hotel workers. Risk of overweight is significantly high in food preparation and security departments and workplace interventions are necessary to address these risks PMID:27390474

  9. Chronic disease risk factors among hotel workers.

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    Gawde, Nilesh Chandrakant; Kurlikar, Prashika R

    2016-01-01

    Non-communicable diseases have emerged as a global health issue. Role of occupation in pathogenesis of non-communicable diseases has not been explored much especially in the hospitality industry. Objectives of this study include finding risk factor prevalence among hotel workers and studying relationship between occupational group and chronic disease risk factors chiefly high body mass index. A cross-sectional study was conducted among non-managerial employees from classified hotels in India. The study participants self-administered pre-designed pilot-tested questionnaires. The risk factor prevalence rates were expressed as percentages. Chi-square test was used for bi-variate analysis. Overweight was chosen as 'outcome' variable of interest and binary multi-logistic regression analysis was used to identify determinants. The prevalence rates of tobacco use, alcohol use, inadequate physical activity and inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables were 32%, 49%, 24% and 92% respectively among hotel employees. Tobacco use was significantly common among those in food preparation and service, alcohol use among those in food service and security and leisure time physical activity among front office workers. More than two-fifths (42.7%) were overweight. Among the hotel workers, those employed in food preparation and security had higher odds of 1.650 (CI: 1.025 - 2.655) and 3.245 (CI: 1.296 - 8.129) respectively of being overweight. Prevalence of chronic disease risk factors is high among hotel workers. Risk of overweight is significantly high in food preparation and security departments and workplace interventions are necessary to address these risks.

  10. [Injuries in France: trends and risk factors].

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    Richard, J-B; Thélot, B; Beck, F

    2013-06-01

    Whatever the type of injury considered, prevention requires an improvement in health services' awareness of risk factors. The Health Barometer is a general population survey conducted in France since 1992 to contribute to surveillance in this field. The survey's statistical power and the numerous health topics included in the questionnaire provide accurate information for healthcare professionals and decision-makers. The Health Barometer 2010 was a nationwide telephone survey of 9110 persons representative of the 15-85-year-old population. One part of the questionnaire detailed injuries which had occurred during the past year. The numerous variables recorded enabled application of logistic regression models to explore risk factors related to different types of injury by age group. The findings were compared with the Health Barometer 2005 data to search for temporal trends of injury prevalence. The data analysis showed that 10.3% of the 15-85-year-olds reported an injury during the past year. This rate was higher than recorded in 2005; the increase was mainly due to domestic accidents and injuries occurring during recreational activities. Both type of injury and risk factors exhibited age-related variability. Domestic accidents and injuries occurring during recreational activities predominated in the older population and were associated with physical or mental health problems (chronic disease, diability, sleep disorders). For younger people, injuries were related to cannabis use, drunkedness, and insufficient sleep. Risk factors were also depended on type of injury: occupational accident-related injuries were linked with social disadvantage (manual worker population) whereas sports injuries were more common in the socially advantaged population. This survey confirms established knowledge and highlights, at different stages of life, new risk factors that contribute to injuries in France. These findings should be helpful for the development of adapted injury

  11. Behavior Risk Factors Among Russian Students.

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    Anischenko, Aleksander; Arhangelskaya, Anna; Klenov, Michael; Burdukova, Ekaterina; Ogarev, Valrii; Ignatov, Nikolay; Osadchenko, Irina; Gurevich, Konstantin

    2017-01-01

    Purpose To analyze the prevalence of risk factors among Russian students. Methods In this study, 834 students were included from five Federal universities which were localized in four Federal regions of Russian Federation. Future doctors, school teachers, and wellness trainers were included in this study. Students were specifically asked about smoking, physical activity International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ), and food preference. Waist, hip, weight, and height were measured. Results The region of study and ethnic group were not influenced with respect to age and body mass index ( p > .1), while all other factors had a significant influence ( p students in comparison with those in future teachers and wellness instructors ( p obesity (due to levels of body mass index and waist-hip ratio) were found in medical students. Perspective Special programs to prevent the most common behavior risk factors in future medical doctors have to be designed.

  12. Prevalencia y factores asociados con síntomas depresivos en estudiantes de ciencias de la salud de una Universidad privada de Lima, Perú 2010 Prevalence and asociated factors WITH depresive symptoms in Health Sciences students from a private university in Lima, Peru 2010

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    Full Text Available Introducción. Los síntomas depresivos en estudiantes de ciencias de la salud son comunes y podrían ser potencialmente perjudiciales. Objetivos. Determinar la prevalencia de síntomas depresivos y sus factores asociados en los estudiantes de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud de la Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Lima (Perú, junio 2010. Materiales y métodos. Estudio analítico transversal; se realizó una encuesta previo consentimiento informado a 590/869 estudiantes. Para medir la variable de respuesta (síntomas depresivos se usó la escala de Zung abreviada. Se empleó la regresión logística múltiple para evaluar los factores asociados, considerando un nivel de significancia de p0,05. En el análisis multivariado, se encontró asociación con la inconformidad de su rendimiento académico (OR=2,13; IC95%:1,47-3,08, inconformidad con la situación económica actual (OR=1,93; IC95%:1,24-2,99 y vivir con un familiar externo a la familia nuclear (OR=1,62; IC95%:1,07-2,45. Conclusión. Existe una alta prevalencia de síntomas depresivos en la población estudiada, especialmente en los alumnos de la carrera de medicina, siendo la inconformidad con el rendimiento académico, con su economía y vivir con un familiar externo a la familia nuclear, factores asociados que podrían tomarse en cuenta para trabajar programas preventivos.Introduction. Depressive symptoms in health sciences students are common, these might be potentially detrimental. Objectives. To determine the prevalence of depressive symptoms and its associated factors in students from the Health Sciences Faculty of the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas in Lima (Peru, June 2010. Materials and methods. Cross-sectional analytic study; a pre-consented survey was applied to the population 590/869 students. Zung’s abbreviated scale was used to measure depressive symptoms. To evaluate de associated factors, logistic regression was used, p0.05. In the multivariate

  13. Risk Factors for Brachial Plexus Birth Injury

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    Louden, Emily; Marcotte, Michael; Mehlman, Charles; Lippert, William; Huang, Bin; Paulson, Andrea

    2018-01-01

    Over the course of decades, the incidence of brachial plexus birth injury (BPBI) has increased despite advances in healthcare which would seem to assist in decreasing the rate. The aim of this study is to identify previously unknown risk factors for BPBI and the risk factors with potential to guide preventative measures. A case control study of 52 mothers who had delivered a child with a BPBI injury and 132 mothers who had delivered without BPBI injury was conducted. Univariate, multivariable and logistic regressions identified risk factors and their combinations. The odds of BPBI were 2.5 times higher when oxytocin was used and 3.7 times higher when tachysystole occurred. The odds of BPBI injury are increased when tachysystole and oxytocin occur during the mother’s labor. Logistic regression identified a higher risk for BPBI when more than three of the following variables (>30 lbs gained during the pregnancy, stage 2 labor >61.5 min, mother’s age >26.4 years, tachysystole, or fetal malpresentation) were present in any combination. PMID:29596309

  14. Risk factors for age-related maculopathy.

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    Connell, Paul P; Keane, Pearse A; O'Neill, Evelyn C; Altaie, Rasha W; Loane, Edward; Neelam, Kumari; Nolan, John M; Beatty, Stephen

    2009-01-01

    Age-related maculopathy (ARM) is the leading cause of blindness in the elderly. Although beneficial therapeutic strategies have recently begun to emerge, much remains unclear regarding the etiopathogenesis of this disorder. Epidemiologic studies have enhanced our understanding of ARM, but the data, often conflicting, has led to difficulties with drawing firm conclusions with respect to risk for this condition. As a consequence, we saw a need to assimilate the published findings with respect to risk factors for ARM, through a review of the literature appraising results from published cross-sectional studies, prospective cohort studies, case series, and case control studies investigating risk for this condition. Our review shows that, to date, and across a spectrum of epidemiologic study designs, only age, cigarette smoking, and family history of ARM have been consistently demonstrated to represent risk for this condition. In addition, genetic studies have recently implicated many genes in the pathogenesis of age-related maculopathy, including Complement Factor H, PLEKHA 1, and LOC387715/HTRA1, demonstrating that environmental and genetic factors are important for the development of ARM suggesting that gene-environment interaction plays an important role in the pathogenesis of this condition.

  15. Risk Factors for Age-Related Maculopathy

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    Paul P. Connell

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Age-related maculopathy (ARM is the leading cause of blindness in the elderly. Although beneficial therapeutic strategies have recently begun to emerge, much remains unclear regarding the etiopathogenesis of this disorder. Epidemiologic studies have enhanced our understanding of ARM, but the data, often conflicting, has led to difficulties with drawing firm conclusions with respect to risk for this condition. As a consequence, we saw a need to assimilate the published findings with respect to risk factors for ARM, through a review of the literature appraising results from published cross-sectional studies, prospective cohort studies, case series, and case control studies investigating risk for this condition. Our review shows that, to date, and across a spectrum of epidemiologic study designs, only age, cigarette smoking, and family history of ARM have been consistently demonstrated to represent risk for this condition. In addition, genetic studies have recently implicated many genes in the pathogenesis of age-related maculopathy, including Complement Factor H, PLEKHA 1, and LOC387715/HTRA1, demonstrating that environmental and genetic factors are important for the development of ARM suggesting that gene-environment interaction plays an important role in the pathogenesis of this condition.

  16. Risk factors for age-related maculopathy.

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    Connell, Paul P

    2012-02-01

    Age-related maculopathy (ARM) is the leading cause of blindness in the elderly. Although beneficial therapeutic strategies have recently begun to emerge, much remains unclear regarding the etiopathogenesis of this disorder. Epidemiologic studies have enhanced our understanding of ARM, but the data, often conflicting, has led to difficulties with drawing firm conclusions with respect to risk for this condition. As a consequence, we saw a need to assimilate the published findings with respect to risk factors for ARM, through a review of the literature appraising results from published cross-sectional studies, prospective cohort studies, case series, and case control studies investigating risk for this condition. Our review shows that, to date, and across a spectrum of epidemiologic study designs, only age, cigarette smoking, and family history of ARM have been consistently demonstrated to represent risk for this condition. In addition, genetic studies have recently implicated many genes in the pathogenesis of age-related maculopathy, including Complement Factor H, PLEKHA 1, and LOC387715\\/HTRA1, demonstrating that environmental and genetic factors are important for the development of ARM suggesting that gene-environment interaction plays an important role in the pathogenesis of this condition.

  17. Risk Factors for Brachial Plexus Birth Injury

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    Emily Louden

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available Over the course of decades, the incidence of brachial plexus birth injury (BPBI has increased despite advances in healthcare which would seem to assist in decreasing the rate. The aim of this study is to identify previously unknown risk factors for BPBI and the risk factors with potential to guide preventative measures. A case control study of 52 mothers who had delivered a child with a BPBI injury and 132 mothers who had delivered without BPBI injury was conducted. Univariate, multivariable and logistic regressions identified risk factors and their combinations. The odds of BPBI were 2.5 times higher when oxytocin was used and 3.7 times higher when tachysystole occurred. The odds of BPBI injury are increased when tachysystole and oxytocin occur during the mother’s labor. Logistic regression identified a higher risk for BPBI when more than three of the following variables (>30 lbs gained during the pregnancy, stage 2 labor >61.5 min, mother’s age >26.4 years, tachysystole, or fetal malpresentation were present in any combination.

  18. Risk factors for interpersonal conflicts at work.

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    De Raeve, Lore; Jansen, Nicole Wh; van den Brandt, Piet A; Vasse, Rineke M; Kant, Ijmert

    2008-04-01

    The main goal of this study was to identify work-related risk factors for the onset of interpersonal conflicts at work. Longitudinal data from the Maastricht Cohort Study on "fatigue at work" (N=9241) were used. After the respondents who reported an interpersonal conflict at baseline were excluded, logistic regression analyses were used to determine the role of several work-related risk factors at baseline in the onset of a conflict with coworkers or supervisors after 1 year of follow-up. Higher psychological job demands, higher levels of role ambiguity, the presence of physical demands, higher musculoskeletal demands, a poorer physical work environment, shift work, overtime, and higher levels of job insecurity significantly predicted the onset of both a coworker conflict and a supervisor conflict. Higher levels of coworker and supervisor social support, more autonomy concerning the terms of employment, good overall job satisfaction, monetary gratification, and esteem reward significantly protected against the onset of both a coworker conflict and a supervisor conflict. Higher levels of decision latitude and more career opportunities also significantly protected against the onset of a supervisor conflict. Several factors in the work environment were related to the onset of interpersonal conflicts at work. Given the rather serious consequences of interpersonal conflicts at work with respect to health and well-being, the observed risk factors can serve as a starting point for effective prevention and intervention strategies in the workplace.

  19. Breast cancer epidemiology and risk factors

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    Broeders, M. J. M.; Verbeek, A. L. M.

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    Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among women in the Western society. Over the past decades it has become apparent that breast cancer incidence rates are increasing steadily, whereas the mortality rates for breast cancer have remained relatively constant. Information through the media on this rising number of cases has increased breast health awareness but has also introduced anxiety in the female population. This combination of factors has made the need for prevention of breast cancer an urgent matter. Breast cancer does not seem to be a single disease entity. A specific etiologic factor may therefore have more influence on one form may therefore have more influence on one form of breast cancer than another. So far though, as shown in their summary of current knowledge on established and dubious risk factors, no risk factors have been identified that can explain a major part of the incidence. Efforts to identify other ways for primary prevention have also been discouraging, even though breast cancer is one of the most investigated tumours world-wide. Thus, at this point i time, the most important strategy to reduce breast cancer mortality is early detection through individual counselling and organised breast screening programs. The recent isolation of breast cancer susceptibility genes may introduce new ways to reduce the risk of breast cancer in a small subset of women

  20. Recurrent Shoulder Dystocia: Risk Factors and Counseling.

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    Gurewitsch Allen, Edith D

    2016-12-01

    A prior history of delivery complicated by shoulder dystocia confers a 6-fold to nearly 30-fold increased risk of shoulder dystocia recurrence in a subsequent vaginal delivery, with most reported rates between 12% and 17%. Whereas prevention of shoulder dystocia in the general population is neither feasible nor cost-effective, directing intervention efforts at the particular subgroup of women with a prior history of shoulder dystocia has merit. Potentially modifiable risk factors and individualized management strategies that may reduce shoulder dystocia recurrence and its associated significant morbidities are reviewed.

  1. Risk factors for adolescents' attempted suicide

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    Christoffersen, Mogens; Poulsen, Henrik Day; Nielsen, Anne

    was also found among adolescents who had psychiatric disorder or a physical handicap, those who had been sentenced, were addicted to drugs, or had unstable education and unemployment records. A common feature of these significant risk factors seemed to be stigmatisation or social exclusion......This paper has been submitted to a journal for consideration, so please do not quote without permission. Adolescents' first-time suicide attempt tends to be characterized by parental psychiatric disorder or suicidal behaviour, family violence, especially child abuse and neglect. An increased risk...

  2. CARACTERIZACIÓN DE LOS FACTORES DE RIESGO VASCULAR EN PACIENTES ADULTOS / Characterization of vascular risk factors in adult patients

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    Estrella M. Hernández Hurtado; Yannelis Rodríguez Valido; Valentina Carpio García; Isis Yera Alós; Liset Valdés Manresa; Nercy O. Díaz Águila; Orestes Díaz Castro; Orestes Díaz Águila

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    Resumen: Introducción: La elevada prevalencia de factores de riesgo vascular en la población y su relación con el desarrollo de la cardiopatía isquémica representan un problema de salud pública. Objetivo: Caracterizar estos factores en adultos. Método: Se realizó un estudio observacional, descriptivo, transversal en pacientes que asistieron a la consulta de riesgo vascular del municipio de Ranchuelo, en Villa Clara, entre abril de 2010 y abril de 2011. La información se procesó con el program...

  3. Risk factors for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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    Ingre, Caroline; Roos, Per M; Piehl, Fredrik; Kamel, Freya; Fang, Fang

    2015-01-01

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the most common motor neuron disease. It is typically fatal within 2–5 years of symptom onset. The incidence of ALS is largely uniform across most parts of the world, but an increasing ALS incidence during the last decades has been suggested. Although recent genetic studies have substantially improved our understanding of the causes of ALS, especially familial ALS, an important role of non-genetic factors in ALS is recognized and needs further study. In this review, we briefly discuss several major genetic contributors to ALS identified to date, followed by a more focused discussion on the most commonly examined non-genetic risk factors for ALS. We first review factors related to lifestyle choices, including smoking, intake of antioxidants, physical fitness, body mass index, and physical exercise, followed by factors related to occupational and environmental exposures, including electromagnetic fields, metals, pesticides, β-methylamino-L-alanine, and viral infection. Potential links between ALS and other medical conditions, including head trauma, metabolic diseases, cancer, and inflammatory diseases, are also discussed. Finally, we outline several future directions aiming to more efficiently examine the role of non-genetic risk factors in ALS. PMID:25709501

  4. Time trends in osteoporosis risk factor profiles

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    Holm, Jakob Præst; Hyldstrup, Lars; Jensen, Jens-Erik Beck

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this article was to identify prevalent osteoporosis risk factors, medications and comorbidities associated with bone mineral density (BMD). Furthermore to evaluate changes in risk factor profiles over 12 years. 6285 women consecutively referred to an osteoporosis specialist clinic were...... was established in a real-life setting. The prevalence of osteoporosis and proportion of patient's having comorbidity's associated with osteoporosis were increasing during the inclusion period (start 23.8 %, end 29.7 %). Increasing age (OR = 1.05), current smoking (OR = 1.18), estrogen deficiency (OR = 1.......7), hyperthyroidism (OR = 1.5), previous major osteoporotic fracture (OR = 1.7), former osteoporosis treatment (OR = 3.5), higher BMI (OR = 0.87), use of calcium supplementation (OR = 1.2), high exercise level (OR = 0.7), and use of thiazide diuretics (OR = 0.7) were identified as predictors of osteoporosis by DXA...

  5. Skin carcinoma and occupational risk factors

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    Linares Fernandez, Tomasa Maria; Correa Lozano, Zoila; Ibarra Fernandez de la Vega, Enrique Jose; Bonet Gorbea Mariano

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    To identify the relative contribution of different occupational risk factors associated with the occurrence of skin cancer in the provinces of Havana City and Havana, Cuba , in 2006-2007. It was designed a case-control study of hospital base that included 112 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer and 448 witnesses, following the inclusion-exclusion criteria preset. We considered the totality of patients diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell histological study of skin biopsy or surgical excision. Risk factors with possible association with the disease were studied, such as sun exposure, ionizing and non-ionizing radiations and a wide range of chemical and biological substances potentially carcinogenic

  6. Nutritional risk factors for postmenopausal osteoporosis

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    Olfa Berriche; Amrouche Chiraz; Rym Ben Othman; Hamdi Souheila; Ines Lahmer; Chaabani Wafa; Imen Sebai; Haifa Sfar; Feten Mahjoub; Henda Jamoussi

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    Background: Osteoporosis is a bone disease that combines both a decrease in bone density and its internal architecture changes. Nutrition is one of the major determinants of osteoporosis. Aim: The purpose of our study was to identify nutritional risk factors of osteoporosis of two groups of osteoporotic women and witnesses. Methods: We conducted a comparative cross-sectional study including 60 postmenopausal women and screening for osteoporosis by a bone densitometry, recruited the outp...

  7. Risk factors for postpartum urinary incontinence

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    Lígia da Silva Leroy; Adélia Lúcio; Maria Helena Baena de Moraes Lopes

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    Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk factors for postpartum urinary incontinence (UI) and its characteristics. METHOD: This was a case-control study with 344 puerperal women (77 cases and 267 controls) with up to 90 days postpartum. In a single session, participants were given a questionnaire with sociodemographic and clinical data and two others that assessed urine leakage, leakage situations, and type of UI. RESULTS: Stress UI was present in 45.5% of the women, incidents of urine...

  8. Longitudinal Risk Factors for Cyberbullying in Adolescence

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    Sticca, Fabio; Ruggieri, Sabrina; Alsaker, Françoise; Perren, Sonja

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    Cyberbullying has emerged as a new form of antisocial behaviour in the context of online communication over the last decade. The present study investigates potential longitudinal risk factors for cyberbullying. A total of 835 Swiss seventh graders participated in a short-term longitudinal study (two assessments 6 months apart). Students reported on the frequency of cyberbullying, traditional bullying, rule-breaking behaviour, cybervictimisation, traditional victimisation, and frequency of onl...

  9. Epidemiology and risk factors for drug allergy.

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    Thong, Bernard Y-H; Tan, Teck-Choon

    2011-05-01

    The aim of this review was to describe the current evidence-based knowledge of the epidemiology, prevalence, incidence, risk factors and genetic associations of drug allergy. Articles published between 1966 and 2010 were identified in MEDLINE using the key words adult, adverse drug reaction reporting systems, age factors, anaphylactoid, anaphylaxis, anaesthetics, antibiotics, child, drug allergy, drug eruptions, ethnic groups, hypersensitivity, neuromuscular depolarizing agents, neuromuscular nondepolarizing agents, sex factors, Stevens Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Additional studies were identified from article reference lists. Relevant, peer-reviewed original research articles, case series and reviews were considered for review. Current epidemiological studies on adverse drug reactions (ADRs) have used different definitions for ADR-related terminology, often do not differentiate immunologically and non-immunologically mediated drug hypersensitivity, study different study populations (different ethnicities, inpatients or outpatients, adults or children), utilize different methodologies (spontaneous vs. non-spontaneous reporting, cohort vs. case-control studies), different methods of assessing drug imputability and different methods of data analyses. Potentially life-threatening severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCAR) are associated with a high risk of morbidity and mortality. HLA associations for SCAR associated with allopurinol, carbamazepine and abacavir have been reported with the potential for clinical use in screening prior to prescription. Identification of risk factors for drug allergy and appropriate genetic screening of at-risk ethnic groups may improve the outcomes of drug-specific SCAR. Research and collaboration are necessary for the generation of clinically-relevant, translational pharmacoepidemiological and pharmacogenomic knowledge, and success of health outcomes research and policies on drug allergies. © 2011 The Authors

  10. Studying risk factors associated with Human Leptospirosis

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    Ramachandra Kamath

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Leptospirosis is one of the most under diagnosed and underreported disease in both developed and developing countries including India. It is established that environmental conditions and occupational habit of the individuals put them at risk of acquiring disease, which varies from community to community. Various seroprevalence studies across the world have documented emerging situation of this neglected tropical disease, but limited have probed to identify the risk factors, especially in India. Objectives: The objective of this study was to identify the environmental and occupational risk factors associated with the disease in Udupi District. Materials and Methods: This population-based case-control study was carried out in Udupi, a District in Southern India from April 2012 until August 2012. Udupi is considered to be endemic for Leptospirosis and reported 116 confirmed cases in the year 2011. Seventy of 116 laboratory confirmed cases and 140 sex matched neighborhood healthy controls participated in the study. A predesigned, semi-structured and validated questionnaire was used for data collection through house to house visit and observations were noted about environmental conditions. Univariate analysis followed by multivariate analysis (back ward conditional logistic regression was performed by using STATA version 9.2 (StataCorp, College Station, TX, USA to identify potential risk factors. Results: Occupational factors such as outdoor activities (matched odds ratio [OR] of 3.95, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.19-13.0, presence of cut or wound at body parts during work (matched OR: 4.88, CI: 1.83-13.02 and environmental factors such as contact with rodents through using the food materials ate by rat (matched OR: 4.29, CI: 1.45-12.73 and contact with soil or water contaminated with urine of rat (matched OR: 4.58, CI: 1.43-14.67 were the risk factors identified to be associated with disease. Conclusion: Leptospirosis is still

  11. Risk Factors for Hemorrhoids on Screening Colonoscopy.

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    Anne F Peery

    Full Text Available Constipation, a low fiber diet, sedentary lifestyle and gravidity are commonly assumed to increase the risk of hemorrhoids. However, evidence regarding these factors is limited. We examined the association between commonly cited risk factors and the prevalence of hemorrhoids.We performed a cross sectional study of participants who underwent a colonoscopy in a colorectal adenoma prevention trial and who had a detailed assessment of bowel habits, diet and activity. The presence of hemorrhoids was extracted from the subjects' colonoscopy reports. We used logistic regression to estimate odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals while adjusting for age and sex.The study included 2,813 participants. Of these, 1,074 had hemorrhoids recorded. Constipation was associated with an increased prevalence of hemorrhoids (OR 1.43, 95% CI 1.11, 1.86. Of the fiber subtypes, high grain fiber intake was associated with a reduced risk (OR for quartile 4 versus quartile 1 = 0.78, 95% CI 0.62, 0.98. We found no association when comparing gravid and nulligravida women (OR 0.93, 95% CI 0.62-1.40. Sedentary behavior was associated with a reduced risk (OR 0.80, 95% CI 0.65-0.98, but not physical activity (OR 0.83, 95% CI 0.66-1.03. Neither being overweight nor obese was associated with the presence of hemorrhoids (OR 0.89, 95% CI 0.72-1.09 and OR 0.86, 95% CI 0.70-1.06.Constipation is associated with an increased risk of hemorrhoids. Gravidity and physical activity do not appear to be associated. High grain fiber intake and sedentary behavior are associated with a decreased risk of hemorrhoids.

  12. Risk Factors for Hemorrhoids on Screening Colonoscopy.

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    Peery, Anne F; Sandler, Robert S; Galanko, Joseph A; Bresalier, Robert S; Figueiredo, Jane C; Ahnen, Dennis J; Barry, Elizabeth L; Baron, John A

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    Constipation, a low fiber diet, sedentary lifestyle and gravidity are commonly assumed to increase the risk of hemorrhoids. However, evidence regarding these factors is limited. We examined the association between commonly cited risk factors and the prevalence of hemorrhoids. We performed a cross sectional study of participants who underwent a colonoscopy in a colorectal adenoma prevention trial and who had a detailed assessment of bowel habits, diet and activity. The presence of hemorrhoids was extracted from the subjects' colonoscopy reports. We used logistic regression to estimate odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals while adjusting for age and sex. The study included 2,813 participants. Of these, 1,074 had hemorrhoids recorded. Constipation was associated with an increased prevalence of hemorrhoids (OR 1.43, 95% CI 1.11, 1.86). Of the fiber subtypes, high grain fiber intake was associated with a reduced risk (OR for quartile 4 versus quartile 1 = 0.78, 95% CI 0.62, 0.98). We found no association when comparing gravid and nulligravida women (OR 0.93, 95% CI 0.62-1.40). Sedentary behavior was associated with a reduced risk (OR 0.80, 95% CI 0.65-0.98), but not physical activity (OR 0.83, 95% CI 0.66-1.03). Neither being overweight nor obese was associated with the presence of hemorrhoids (OR 0.89, 95% CI 0.72-1.09 and OR 0.86, 95% CI 0.70-1.06). Constipation is associated with an increased risk of hemorrhoids. Gravidity and physical activity do not appear to be associated. High grain fiber intake and sedentary behavior are associated with a decreased risk of hemorrhoids.

  13. Risk factors for fractures in the elderly.

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    Jacqmin-Gadda, H; Fourrier, A; Commenges, D; Dartigues, J F

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    We report the results of a 5-year prospective cohort study of risk factors for fractures, including drinking fluoridated water, in a cohort of 3,216 men and women aged 65 years and older. We studied risk factors for hip fracture and fractures at other locations separately. We found a higher risk of hip fractures for subjects exposed to fluorine concentrations over 0.11 mg per liter but without a dose-effect relation (odds ratio (OR) = 3.25 for a concentration of 0.11-0.25 mg per liter; OR = 2.43 for > or = 0.25 mg per liter]. For higher thresholds (0.7 and 1 mg per liter), however, the OR was less than 1. We found no association between fluorine and non-hip fractures. Non-hip fractures were associated with polymedication rather than with specific drug use, whereas fracture was associated with polymedication and use of anxiolytic and antidepressive drugs. Subjects drinking spirits every day were more likely to have hip fractures. Tobacco consumption increased the risk for non-hip fractures.

  14. Maternal Risk Factors for Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis

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    March, Melissa I.; Gupta, Munish; Modest, Anna M.; Wu, Lily; Hacker, Michele R.; Martin, Camilia R.; Rana, Sarosh

    2015-01-01

    Objective This study aimed to investigate the relationship between maternal hypertensive disease and other risk factors and the neonatal development of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Methods This was a retrospective case control study of infants with NEC from 2008 to 2012. The primary exposure of interest was maternal hypertensive disease, which has been hypothesized to put infants at risk for NEC. Other variables collected included demographics, pregnancy complications, medications, and neonatal hospital course. Data was abstracted from medical records. Results 28 cases of singleton neonates with NEC and 81 matched controls were identified and analyzed. There was no significant difference in the primary outcome. Fetuses with an antenatal diagnosis of growth restriction were more likely to develop NEC (p=0.008). Infants with NEC had lower median birth weight than infants without NEC (p=0.009). Infants with NEC had more late-onset sepsis (p=0.01) and mortality before discharge (p=0.001). Conclusions The factors identified by this case-control study that increased the risk of neonatal NEC included intrauterine growth restriction and lower neonatal birth weight. The primary exposure, hypertensive disease, did not show a significantly increased risk of neonatal NEC, however there was a nearly two-fold difference observed. Our study was underpowered to detect the observed difference. PMID:25162307

  15. Fall risk factors in Parkinson's disease.

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    Gray, P; Hildebrand, K

    2000-08-01

    Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, gait disturbance, and postural instability. Patients with PD suffer frequent falls, yet little research has been done to identify risks specific to PD patients. The objective of this study was to identify the risk factors associated with falls for PD patients through the collection of demographic, environmental, and medical information as well as fall diaries completed during a 3-month period. Patients with a diagnosis of idiopathic PD, with and without falls, were included in the study provided they could stand and walk and had no other condition that could predispose them to falls. Of the 118 participants, 59% reported one or more falls. A total of 237 falls were reported. Duration and severity of PD symptoms, particularly freezing, involuntary movements, and walking and postural difficulties, were significantly associated with an increased risk of falls. Other factors associated with falls were postural hypotension and daily intake of alcohol. Forty percent of falls resulted in injury, but serious injury was rare. The findings have implications for reducing the risk of falls through patient education.

  16. Risk factors for developing diabetic foot

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    Julia Estela Willrich Boell

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The goal of the present study is to identify the risk factors for developing diabetic foot. A cross-sectional study, with a convenience sample, developed with 70 individuals with diabetes mellitus (DM, registered in three basic health units in the municipality of Florianópolis/SC, Brazil, in the period from November 2010 to May 2011. Biometric data was collected regarding their sociodemographic, health and illness conditions. An assessment of the feet was also carried out. The average participant age was 66.17 years and time with diagnosed disease was under ten years (61.42%. The following risk factors were identified: advanced age; time of DM diagnosis; few years of schooling; overweight/obesity; inadequate diet; physical inactivity; inadequate metabolic control; lack of proper and specific foot care; and arterial hypertension. We conclude that the majority of the population presented one or more risk factors that favor the appearance of foot-related complications. doi: 10.5216/ree.v16i2.20460.

  17. Risk Factor and Comorbidity of Migraine

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    Woro Riyadina

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    Full Text Available Background: Migraine is a chronic daily headache which interfere a quality of life. The purpose of this research is to obtain the prevalence, risk factors, and comorbidity of migraine. Methods: A cross sectional study involving 4771 subjects in 5 villages in the district of Central Bogor, Bogor City 2011–2012. Data collection was performed using WHO STEPS (interview, measurement, physical examination, and laboratory test. Results: In this study, the migraine prevalence was 22.43%, with significant risk factors were sex, age, and stress (p < 0.05. Comorbidity of migraine was coronary heart diseases (p < 0.05. There was no significant correlation between migraine with marital status, level of education, smoking, hypertension, obesity, total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, trigliseride level, and diabetes mellitus (p > 0.05. Conclusions: Risk factors which have significant association with migraine are sex, age, and stress, whereas coronary heart disease existed as a comorbidity with migraine.

  18. Corneal Graft Rejection: Incidence and Risk Factors

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    Alireza Baradaran-Rafii

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    PURPOSE: To determine the incidence and risk factors of late corneal graft rejection after penetrating keratoplasty (PKP. METHODS: Records of all patients who had undergone PKP from 2002 to 2004 without immunosuppressive therapy other than systemic steroids and with at least one year of follow up were reviewed. The role of possible risk factors such as demographic factors, other host factors, donor factors, indications for PKP as well as type of rejection were evaluated. RESULTS: During the study period, 295 PKPs were performed on 286 patients (176 male, 110 female. Mean age at the time of keratoplasty was 38±20 (range, 40 days to 90 years and mean follow up period was 20±10 (range 12-43 months. Graft rejection occurred in 94 eyes (31.8% at an average of 7.3±6 months (range, 20 days to 39 months after PKP. The most common type of rejection was endothelial (20.7%. Corneal vascularization, regrafting, anterior synechiae, irritating sutures, active inflammation, additional anterior segment procedures, history of trauma, uncontrolled glaucoma, prior graft rejection, recurrence of herpetic infection and eccentric grafting increased the rate of rejection. Patient age, donor size and bilateral transplantation had no significant influence on graft rejection. CONCLUSION: Significant risk factors for corneal graft rejection include

  19. Violência doméstica na gravidez: prevalência e fatores associados Violencia domestica durante el embarazo: prevalencia y factores asociados Violence against pregnant women: prevalence and associated factors

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    Celene Aparecida Ferrari Audi

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar os fatores associados à violência doméstica contra gestantes. MÉTODOS: Foram entrevistadas 1.379 gestantes usuárias do Sistema Único de Saúde acompanhadas em unidades básicas de saúde no município de Campinas (SP. Foram analisadas a primeira e a segunda entrevistas de um estudo de coorte, aplicando-se questionário estruturado sobre violência doméstica validado no Brasil, de julho de 2004 a julho de 2006. Foram realizadas análise descritiva e regressão logística múltipla dos dados. RESULTADOS: Do total da amostra, 19,1% (n=263 das gestantes reportaram violência psicológica e 6,5% (n=89 violência física/sexual. Os fatores associados à violência psicológica foram: parceiro íntimo adolescente (pOBJETIVO: Identificar los factores asociados a la violencia domestica contra gestantes. MÉTODOS: Se entrevistaron 1.379 gestantes usuarias del Sistema Único de Salud que frecuentaban las unidades básicas de salud en el municipio de Campinas (Sureste de Brasil. Se analizaron las primera y segunda entrevistas de un estudio de cohorte, aplicándose cuestionario estructurado sobre violencia domestica valido en Brasil, de julio de 2004 a julio de 2006. Se realizaron análisis descriptiva y regresión logística múltiple de los datos. RESULTADOS: Del total de las gestantes, 19,1% (n=263 reportaron violencia psicológica y 6,5% (n=89 violencia física/sexual. Los factores asociados a la violencia psicológica fueron: pareja íntima adolescente (pOBJECTIVE: To identify the factors associated with domestic violence against pregnant women. METHODS: Interviews were conducted with 1,379 pregnant women undergoing antenatal care in basic health care units of the Brazilian Health System, within the municipality of Campinas (Southeastern Brazil. A structured questionnaire on domestic violence, validated in Brazil, was applied between July 2004 and July 2006. The first and second interviews in a cohort study were analyzed

  20. Prevalência de níveis pressóricos elevados e fatores associados em adultos de Lages/SC Prevalencia de niveles de presión elevados y factores asociados en adultos de la ciudad de Lages/SC Prevalence of high blood pressure levels and associated factors among adults in Southern Brazil

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    Giana Zarbato Longo

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Poucos estudos de base populacional foram realizados em cidades de médio porte para estimar a prevalência de níveis pressóricos elevados e fatores associados. OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência dos níveis pressóricos elevados e fatores associados em adultos de Lages, SC. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal de base populacional em adultos de 20 a 59 anos da zona urbana (n=2.022. A variável dependente foi nível pressórico elevado com valores > 140/90 mmHg. Variáveis independentes: sexo, idade, escolaridade, renda familiar per capita, cor da pele auto-referida, índice de massa corporal, tabagismo, problemas com álcool, atividade física, e diabete melito auto-referida. Para verificar as associações foi usado o teste de qui-quadrado e de tendência linear. A análise múltipla foi realizada por meio da regressão de Poisson RESULTADOS: A taxa de resposta foi de 98,6%. A prevalência de níveis pressóricos elevados foi de 33,7% (IC95% 31,7-36,1 para a população em geral variando de 31,1% nos homens a 38,1% nas mulheres. Após o ajuste por possíveis variáveis de confusão foram associados com nível pressórico elevado: indivíduos do sexo masculino (RP = 1,4 IC 95% 1,2-1,7, aqueles com idades mais avançadas (pFUNDAMENTO: Pocos estudios de base poblacional se llevaron a cabo en ciudades de porte medio para estimar la prevalencia de niveles de presión elevados y de factores asociados. OBJETIVO: Prevalencia de Niveles de Presión Elevados y Factores Asociados en Adultos de la ciudad de Lages, SC MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal de base poblacional en adultos de 20 a 59 años de la zona urbana (n=2.022. La variable dependiente fue un nivel de presión elevado con valores > 140/90 mgHg. Variables independientes: sexo, edad, escolaridad, renta familiar per capita, color de la piel auto-referida, índice de masa corporal, tabaquismo, problemas con alcohol, actividad física, y diabetes mellitus auto-referida. Se utilizó la prueba Chi

  1. Factores de riesgo/protección y prevalencias del consumo de sustancias psicoactivas en adolescentes de enseñanza media del “ I n s t i t u t o N a c i o n a l d e O c c i d e n t e ” L e ó n , J u n i o - m a y o

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    Flores Dolmus, Lenin A.; Medina Sandino, Claudia

    2014-01-01

    La investigación se centró en determinar edad de inicio, factores de riesgo/protección, prevalencia e incidencia del consumo de sustancias psicoactivas lícitas e ilícitas. Se utilizó la metodología de la CICAD-OEA-SIDUC (sistema de vigilancia contra las drogas en el hemisferio) empleada en estudios nacionales, de Latinoamérica y el Caribe. La presente tesis contiene un enfoque clínico epidemiológico en la salud pública basada en un estudio descriptivo de corte transversal con una población co...

  2. Factores de riesgo asociados con la caries dental en niños de círculos infantiles Risk factor associated to dental caries in children from nurseries

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    Ricardo Rodríguez Llanes

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Los factores de riesgo asociados con la caries dental constituyen una probabilidad medible y tienen valor predictivo en la prevención de esta enfermedad que la sitúa como la principal causa de pérdida dentaria. Se realizó un estudio observacional descriptivo de corte transversal para determinar el comportamiento clínico epidemiológico de los factores de riesgo de la caries dental en niños de círculos infantiles del municipio Artemisa entre abril y diciembredel 2007, con la finalidad de identificar la prevalencia y factores de riesgo asociados con la caries dental y analizar el grado de riesgo en la muestra objeto de estudio. El universo de trabajo estuvo formado por 642 infantes pertenecientes a 6 círculos infantiles y la muestra se realizó por factibilidad, en la cual se seleccionaron 2 círculos infantiles para un total de 240 infantes, los cuales se agruparon atendiendo a la edad, sexo, prevalencia de caries dental y factores de riesgo mayormente asociados, así como el grado de riesgo. Se realizó un formulario que incluía el interrogatorio a padres y/o tutores y el examen bucal a los niños en las mismas instituciones, aplicando en cada caso el índice ceo-d. Entre los principales resultados se destaca, que el 80 % de los niños se encontraban libres de caries, que los factores de riesgo que más incidieron fueron la dieta cariogénica y la higiene bucal deficiente y que más del 80 % de la muestra posee un bajo riesgo a caries. Se concluye que la prevalencia de caries dental en estas instituciones es baja, a pesar de la influencia de factores de riesgo que condicionan la aparición de la enfermedad.Risk factors associated to dental caries are a measurable likelihood and also a predictive value in prevention of this condition, which is the major cause of teeth loss. We made a cross-sectional, descriptive and observational study to determine the clinicoepidemiologic behavior of risk factors of dental caries in children from

  3. Risk factors for fatigue among airline pilots.

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    van Drongelen, Alwin; Boot, Cécile R L; Hlobil, Hynek; Smid, Tjabe; van der Beek, Allard J

    2017-01-01

    The objective of this study is to determine risk factors for fatigue among airline pilots, taking into account person-, work-, health-, sleep-, and lifestyle-related characteristics. The study population consisted of 502 pilots who participated in the MORE Energy study. Included risk factors were either measured through an online questionnaire or provided by the company. The outcome of this study, fatigue, was assessed using the Checklist Individual Strength (CIS), and was defined as scoring more than 76 points on this questionnaire. The association of the risk factors with fatigue was determined using univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses. Of the participating pilots, 29.5 % scored more than 76 points on the CIS and were classified as being fatigued. The fully adjusted regression model showed that person-, work-, health-, and lifestyle-related characteristics were associated with fatigue. Pilots who were aged 31 to 40 (OR 3.36, 95 % CI 1.32-8.53) or 41 to 50 (OR 4.19, 95 % CI 1.40-12.47), an evening type (OR 2.40, 95 % CI 1.38-4.16), scored higher on work-life balance disturbance (OR 1.22, 95 % CI 1.10-1.36), scored higher on need for recovery (OR 1.02, 95 % CI 1.01-1.04), scored lower on general health perception (OR 0.31, 95 % CI 0.20-0.47), were less physically active (OR 0.77, 95 % CI 0.66-0.89), and had a moderate alcohol consumption (OR 3.88, 95 % CI 1.21-12.43), were at higher risk for fatigue. Higher age, being an evening type, disturbance of the work-life balance, more need for recovery, a lower perceived health, less physical activity, and moderate alcohol consumption were shown to be risk factors for fatigue. Further longitudinal research is needed to elucidate the direction of the associations found and to evaluate the effects of possible countermeasures in airline pilots.

  4. Shoulder dystocia: risk factors, predictability, and preventability.

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    Mehta, Shobha H; Sokol, Robert J

    2014-06-01

    Shoulder dystocia remains an unpredictable obstetric emergency, striking fear in the hearts of obstetricians both novice and experienced. While outcomes that lead to permanent injury are rare, almost all obstetricians with enough years of practice have participated in a birth with a severe shoulder dystocia and are at least aware of cases that have resulted in significant neurologic injury or even neonatal death. This is despite many years of research trying to understand the risk factors associated with it, all in an attempt primarily to characterize when the risk is high enough to avoid vaginal delivery altogether and prevent a shoulder dystocia, whose attendant morbidities are estimated to be at a rate as high as 16-48%. The study of shoulder dystocia remains challenging due to its generally retrospective nature, as well as dependence on proper identification and documentation. As a result, the prediction of shoulder dystocia remains elusive, and the cost of trying to prevent one by performing a cesarean delivery remains high. While ultimately it is the injury that is the key concern, rather than the shoulder dystocia itself, it is in the presence of an identified shoulder dystocia that occurrence of injury is most common. The majority of shoulder dystocia cases occur without major risk factors. Moreover, even the best antenatal predictors have a low positive predictive value. Shoulder dystocia therefore cannot be reliably predicted, and the only preventative measure is cesarean delivery. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. Incremento en la prevalencia del VIH y en las conductas de riesgo asociadas en hombres que tienen sexo con hombres: 12 años de encuestas de vigilancia conductual en Cataluña Increase in the prevalence of HIV and in associated risk behaviors in men who have sex with men: 12 years of behavioral surveillance surveys in Catalonia (Spain

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Describir las tendencias en la prevalencia de la infección por VIH, las conductas de riesgo asociadas a su transmisión y las actitudes respecto a los tratamientos antirretrovirales en el colectivo de hombres que tienen sexo con hombres reclutados en Cataluña entre 1995 y 2006. Métodos: Estudios transversales bianuales en una muestra de conveniencia de hombres que tienen sexo con hombres reclutados en saunas, sex-shops, bares y un parque público, y por correo a los socios de la Coordinadora Gai-Lesbiana, mediante un cuestionario anónimo y autoadministrado. Se recogieron muestras de saliva para determinar la prevalencia de la infección por VIH. La significación de las tendencias lineales en las proporciones se analizó mediante el test de ji² de tendencia lineal, estratificando por edad. Resultados: La prevalencia global del VIH aumentó del 8,5% (1995 al 14,1% (2006 en los menores de 30 años (p=0,162, y del 18,2% (1995 al 21,2% (2006 en los de 30 años y más (p=0,07. El uso consistente del preservativo en la penetración anal con parejas ocasionales descendió del 72,9% al 58,7% en los menores de 30 años (pObjectives: To describe trends in HIV prevalence, in risk behaviors associated with HIV transmission, and in knowledge and attitudes related to antiretroviral therapy (ART among men who have sex with men (MSM recruited in Catalonia between 1995 and 2006. Methods: Biannual cross-sectional surveys were performed. An opportunistic sample of MSM was recruited in saunas, sex shops, bars and a cruising site in a public park. In addition, an anonymous self-administered questionnaire was sent by mail to all members of a gay and lesbian association (Coordinadora Gai-Lesbiana. Oral fluid samples were collected to determine HIV prevalence. Linear trends in proportions were assessed by the chi² test, stratified by age. Results: The overall prevalence of HIV infection increased from 8.5% (1995 to 14.1% (2006 among men aged less than

  6. Perinatal risk factors and social withdrawal behaviour.

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    Guedeney, Antoine; Marchand-Martin, Laetitia; Cote, Sylvana J; Larroque, Béatrice

    2012-04-01

    The objectives of the study were (1) to assess prevalence of social withdrawal behaviour in infants aged 12 months included in the French Perinatal Risk Factor Study Eden; (2) To study the correlation between relational withdrawal and several perinatal and parental factors assessed in the EDEN study. A longitudinal study using the ADBB scale was conducted within the Eden Cohort in the year 2008. 1,586 infants were included in the study. Fourteen percent of the children who had an ADBB assessment had a score at 5 and over on the ADBB, a scale designed to assess social withdrawal behaviour at age 0-24 months. Social withdrawal at 12 months was associated with low birth weight, low gestational age and with intra uterine growth retardation. Social withdrawal was independently associated with several maternal and paternal risk factors. The level of social withdrawal behaviour increased with a score of maternal difficulties. This study on a large longitudinally followed volunteer sample demonstrate a clear association of social withdrawal behaviour at age one with low birth weight and preterm birth, possibly mediated by parental vulnerabilities. Social withdrawal behaviour seems to be an important alarm signal to detect early on particularly in premature and small for date babies. © Springer-Verlag 2012

  7. Assessing risk factors for periodontitis using regression

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    Lobo Pereira, J. A.; Ferreira, Maria Cristina; Oliveira, Teresa

    2013-10-01

    Multivariate statistical analysis is indispensable to assess the associations and interactions between different factors and the risk of periodontitis. Among others, regression analysis is a statistical technique widely used in healthcare to investigate and model the relationship between variables. In our work we study the impact of socio-demographic, medical and behavioral factors on periodontal health. Using regression, linear and logistic models, we can assess the relevance, as risk factors for periodontitis disease, of the following independent variables (IVs): Age, Gender, Diabetic Status, Education, Smoking status and Plaque Index. The multiple linear regression analysis model was built to evaluate the influence of IVs on mean Attachment Loss (AL). Thus, the regression coefficients along with respective p-values will be obtained as well as the respective p-values from the significance tests. The classification of a case (individual) adopted in the logistic model was the extent of the destruction of periodontal tissues defined by an Attachment Loss greater than or equal to 4 mm in 25% (AL≥4mm/≥25%) of sites surveyed. The association measures include the Odds Ratios together with the correspondent 95% confidence intervals.

  8. [Risk factors for anorexia in children].

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    Liu, Wei-Xiao; Lang, Jun-Feng; Zhang, Qin-Feng

    2016-11-01

    To investigate the risk factors for anorexia in children, and to reduce the prevalence of anorexia in children. A questionnaire survey and a case-control study were used to collect the general information of 150 children with anorexia (case group) and 150 normal children (control group). Univariate analysis and multivariate logistic stepwise regression analysis were performed to identify the risk factors for anorexia in children. The results of the univariate analysis showed significant differences between the case and control groups in the age in months when supplementary food were added, feeding pattern, whether they liked meat, vegetables and salty food, whether they often took snacks and beverages, whether they liked to play while eating, and whether their parents asked them to eat food on time (Panorexia in children. Liking of meat (OR=0.093) and vegetables (OR=0.272) and eating on time required by parents (OR=0.079) were protective factors against anorexia in children. Timely addition of supplementary food, a proper diet, and development of children's proper eating and living habits can reduce the incidence of anorexia in children.

  9. Risk factors for asthma exacerbation in patients presenting to an ...

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    Background: Asthma exacerbations are caused by a variety of risk factors. Reducing exposure to these risk factors improves the control of asthma and reduces medication needs. Knowledge of the particular risk factors is essential in formulating controlling and treatment protocols. This study set out to determine the risk ...

  10. OCCUPATIONAL RISK FACTORS IN KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS

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    Muralidhara

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION Osteoarthritis (OA, also often called “osteoarthrosis” or “degenerative joint disease” is the most common form of arthritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Present retrospective statistical study was conducted at the Department of orthopaedics in a tertiary care hospital (Catering to a largely agricultural population over a period of 2 years from January 2012 to December 2014. RESULTS Prevalence of osteoarthritis common in farmers accounting to 70%. Other occupations at risk of OA of knee were, Teachers 12%, Housewives 08%, Athletes 04%, Policemen 04% and Drivers 02%. It is in conformity with most previous studies reviewed. CONCLUSION Osteoarthritis of Knee is a major health issue and important cause of disability in elderly population. Occupational risk factors are important in development of osteoarthritis.

  11. Age as a risk factor for suicide

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    Kocić Sanja S.

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Background/Aim. World Health Organization (WHO in its plan for health policy until the year 2010, has taken reduction of risk factors of suicide as its 12th aim. Because of the fact that the problem of suicide is also significant health problem in our society, the aim of this study was to examine the influence of life period as a risk factor for suicide in the area of the town of Kragujevac. Methods. In total 211 persons, both sexes, aged between 17 and 91 years, from the area of the town of Kragujevac, who had been committed a suicide during the period from 1996 to 2005, were included in a retrospective study. This study included the analysis of: conditions prior to suicide, locations of suicide, motives for suicide, the ways of committing suicide. For statistical analysis χ2 test and univariante regression model were used. Results. Average rate of suicide, in analyzed period, moved from 8.7 to 27 with a mean value of 14.6± 6.9. Suicide rates were the lowest in the age group from 15 to 24 years and the highest in the age group above 65 years (p < 0.05. Among the presuicidal conditions, within any age groups the presence of mental disease dominated as a factor for suicide, but within the oldest one in which organic diseases prevailed as a factor for suicide (p < 0.05. Statistically significant fact is that a house (flat was the main location for committing suicide in any age groups. Motives for suicide were significantly different within the groups and they were mostly unknown. Committing suicide by hanging was the most frequent way of suicide among any age groups. Univariant regression analysis failed to show any impact of age on the analyzed factors. Conclusion. Because of the fact that an average rate of suicide in elderly increases it is obligatory to primarily determine risk factors for suicide among people more than 65 years of age. Physicians should play the most important role in that.

  12. Perceptions of risk factors for road traffic accidents

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    Research has identified a number of risk factors for road traffic accidents. Some of these require education of drivers and a first step in this process is to assess perceptions of these risk factors to determine the current level of awareness. An online survey examined risk perception with the focus being on driver behavior, risk taking and fatigue. The results showed that drivers’ perceptions of the risk from being fatigued was lower than the perceived risk from the other factors.

  13. Prevalencia preoperatoria de la fibrilación auricular permanente en cirugía cardíaca

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    Fernando Hornero

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    Conclusiones: La FA permanente se presenta en nuestro medio quirúrgico preoperatorio en el 13,6%, preferentemente asociada a enfermedad mitral. Los factores de riesgo cardiovasculares están presentes con similar prevalencia en los pacientes con FA que en el resto, excepto el tamaño auricular.

  14. Adolescent self-harm and risk factors.

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    Zhang, Jixiang; Song, Jianwei; Wang, Jing

    2016-12-01

    This study aims to define the characteristics of adolescents who have engaged in self-harm behavior and ascertain the risk factors. From January 2013 to January 2014, 4,176 adolescents from senior middle schools in Linyi, China, were administered four questionnaire surveys to ascertain the following: incidence of self-harm behavior regarding the frequency of different self-harm behaviors by group (never/one to five times/greater than five times in the last 6 months) and then comparing the self-harm behavior of the different subgroups; symptom self-check, comparing the differences between the adolescents with self-harm behavior and without in nine subscales (somatization, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, interpersonal sensitivity, depression, anxiety, hostility, fear, paranoid, and psychosis); Adolescent Self-Rating Life Events Check List scores; and Egna Minnenav Barndoms Uppfostran (EMBU) scores. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to determine the risk factors of self-harm in adolescents. The incidence of adolescent self-harm was 27.60%; the occurrence of adolescent self-harm was closely related to their mental health status, stressful life events, and EMBU. Being female, an urban student, or an only child; having poor school performance or experiences of stressful life events, harsh parenting styles, or excessive interference; and poor mental health were the risk factors for adolescent self-harm. The incidence of adolescent self-harm was high, and their mental health status, stressful life events, and EMBU affected the occurrence of adolescent self-harm, which is an issue that needs greater attention. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.

  15. Are low wages risk factors for hypertension?

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    Leigh, J Paul; Du, Juan

    2012-12-01

    Socio-economic status (SES) is strongly correlated with hypertension. But SES has several components, including income and correlations in cross-sectional data need not imply SES is a risk factor. This study investigates whether wages-the largest category within income-are risk factors. We analysed longitudinal, nationally representative US data from four waves (1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005) of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. The overall sample was restricted to employed persons age 25-65 years, n = 17 295. Separate subsamples were constructed of persons within two age groups (25-44 and 45-65 years) and genders. Hypertension incidence was self-reported based on physician diagnosis. Our study was prospective since data from three base years (1999, 2001, 2003) were used to predict newly diagnosed hypertension for three subsequent years (2001, 2003, 2005). In separate analyses, data from the first base year were used to predict time-to-reporting hypertension. Logistic regressions with random effects and Cox proportional hazards regressions were run. Negative and strongly statistically significant correlations between wages and hypertension were found both in logistic and Cox regressions, especially for subsamples containing the younger age group (25-44 years) and women. Correlations were stronger when three health variables-obesity, subjective measures of health and number of co-morbidities-were excluded from regressions. Doubling the wage was associated with 25-30% lower chances of hypertension for persons aged 25-44 years. The strongest evidence for low wages being risk factors for hypertension among working people were for women and persons aged 25-44 years.

  16. Prevalencia del asma bronquial en una población pediátrica

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    Mireya Brooks Rodríguez

    Full Text Available Introducción: la prevalencia de asma bronquial en la atención primaria, así como los factores que más inciden en ella, facilitan el tratamiento de esta enfermedad en la población pediátrica. Objetivo: determinar la prevalencia de asma bronquial en la población infantil del municipio 10 de Octubre. Métodos: se realizó un estudio poblacional descriptivo, con el propósito de determinar la prevalencia de asma bronquial en la población infantil del municipio 10 Octubre, a partir de los casos identificados con esta enfermedad. El marco muestral estuvo constituido por los pacientes en edades comprendidas entre los 0-19 años, pertenecientes al universo poblacional de 8 policlínicos del municipio. Se aplicó la distribución por grupos de edades y sexo de la población en estudio, particularizando los dispensarizados por asma. Resultados: el área de salud que aportó el mayor número de pacientes dispensarizados fue la correspondiente al Policlínico "Raúl Gómez García", con 20,4 %. El grupo etario más afectado fue el de 15 a 19 años, con 33,7 % (adolescencia tardía. La prevalencia de asma bronquial en edad infantil del municipio 10 de Octubre fue de un 15,9 %. Conclusiones: el grupo de edad 15-19 años resultó ser el más representativo, y el que, a su vez, mostró superioridad en cuanto a pacientes afectados por asma, condición que puede incrementar los riesgos en el seguimiento de la enfermedad. Existió correspondencia de la prevalencia identificada en el municipio 10 de Octubre, con los estándares nacionales e internacionales de prevalencia del asma.

  17. Prevalencia de vida de uso de cannabis y rendimiento académico en adolescentes

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    Manuel Guerrero-Martelo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Esta investigación compara y establece las diferencias en la prevalencia de vida (consumo alguna vez en la vida y no prevalencia de vida de uso de cannabis sobre el ren-dimiento académico en adolescentes escolarizados. Método: En este estudio descriptivo de corte transversal se seleccionó una muestra proba-bilística de 156 estudiantes y fueron evaluados con una prueba ad hoc de autopercepción. Las técnicas estadísticas utilizadas fueron análisis de frecuencia, descriptivos, t- student, U de Mann Whitney y Chi2. Resultados: Los resultados señalan diferencias entre los grupos de prevalencia de uso de cannabis y no prevalencia de uso de cannabis en el número de cursos repetidos, días castigados en el último mes, la nota promedio del último mes, problemas escolares y la preocupación por estos, y dificultades para controlar el comportamiento en los últimos seis meses. No hubo diferencias en la comparación entre hombres y mujeres del grupo de pre-valencia de uso de cannabis. Se confirma que el cannabis afecta el rendimiento académico desde algunos factores específicos que afectan por igual a hombres y mujeres. Conclusión: Se concluye que entre el grupo de prevalencia de vida de uso de cannabishay más repetidores, a su vez, han repetido más cursos, han recibido más castigo en el colegio, tienen calificaciones más bajas, han tenido más problemas escolares y han estado más preocupados respecto a estos, y una mayor dificultad en controlar el comportamiento. En relación con el género no hay diferencias en las consecuencias sobre el rendimiento académico después de probar cannabis.

  18. Testicular cancer - epidemiology, etiology and risk factors

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    Ondrusova, M.; Ondrus, D.

    2012-01-01

    Testicular cancer is a rare malignancy, that affects 1-2 % of male population. Trends of testicular cancer mortality are stable for a long period of time, even that incidence shows a rapid growth. This paper deals with national trends in testicular cancer incidence and mortality in Slovakia from 1968 to 2007 by using the join-point regression analysis to propose potential changes in health care. The authors noted a statistically significant increase in the values of incidence and improvement in mortality after 1975. Paper also deals with the etiology and risk factors of this malignancy. (author)

  19. Subconjunctival hemorrhage: risk factors and potential indicators

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    Tarlan B

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Bercin Tarlan,1 Hayyam Kiratli21Department of Ophthalmology, Kozluk State Hospital, Batman, Turkey; 2Ocular Oncology Service, Hacettepe University Schoolof Medicine, Ankara, TurkeyAbstract: Subconjunctival hemorrhage is a benign disorder that is a common cause of acute ocular redness. The major risk factors include trauma and contact lens usage in younger patients, whereas among the elderly, systemic vascular diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and arteriosclerosis are more common. In patients in whom subconjunctival hemorrhage is recurrent or persistent, further evaluation, including workup for systemic hypertension, bleeding disorders, systemic and ocular malignancies, and drug side effects, is warranted.Keywords: subconjunctival hemorrhage, contact lens, hypertension, red eye

  20. [Risk factors in post partum depression].

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    Marino, Monica; Battaglia, Eliana; Massimino, Marta; Aguglia, Eugenio

    2012-01-01

    It is commonly believed that pregnancy is a time of good mental health. However it has been observed, until recently, that many pregnant women, above all in post partum period, manifest depressive symptoms like sadness, social withdrawal and lack of motivation. The consequences are enormous, for mother mental health and for the psychical development of the baby. It becomes therefore necessary to screening and to precociously intervene on these pathological conditions and thanks also to the suitable knowledge of the risk factors for the potential development of depression post partum.

  1. Risk Factors in Euro Adoption by Romania

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    Roxana Maria BĂDÎRCEA

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The costs and benefits of adopting a unique currency have been studied and outlined by the optimum currency areas theory. This theory of Mundell has suffered modifications, a series of economists identifying and introducing a series of subsequent or additional criteria in the analysis. Starting from the costs indicated by the optimum currency areas theory and its further developments, I have identified a series of factors that I believe to represent future risks for the Romanian economy within the process of adopting the unique euro currency.

  2. Risk factors for trachoma in Mali.

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    Schémann, J-F; Sacko, D; Malvy, D; Momo, G; Traore, L; Bore, O; Coulibaly, S; Banou, A

    2002-02-01

    Prior to commencing a campaign to eliminate blinding trachoma in Mali, a national disease prevalence survey was conducted from March 1996 to June 1997. The prevalence of trachoma was estimated and potential risk factors were studied. In each of Mali's seven regions (excluding the capital Bamako), a sample of 30 clusters was taken from the general population, in accordance with the principle of probability proportional to the size of the community. All children under 10 years of age were examined. The simplified clinical coding system proposed by the World Health Organization was used. The position of each village was established and subsequently related to the nearest meteorological station. Socioeconomic and environmental information was collected at both village and household level. The mother or caretaker of each child was questioned about availability and use of water for washing the child. At the time of examination, facial cleanliness and the presence of flies on the face were noted. A total of 15,187 children under 10 years of age were examined. The prevalence of active trachoma (follicular [TF] or intense trachoma [TI]) was 34.9% (95% CI : 32.3-37.6) and the prevalence of TI was 4.2% (95% CI : 3.5-5.0). Aridity/environmental dryness appears to be a risk factor influencing the current geographical distribution of trachoma. Small villages had considerably higher trachoma prevalence than their larger neighbours. The proximity of a medical centre and the existence of social organizations such as a women's association were associated with lower levels of trachoma. Crowded living conditions increased the risk. Using a monetary marker of wealth, we observed a linear inverse relation between wealth and trachoma prevalence. The presence of a dirty face was strongly associated with trachoma (odds ratio [OR] = 3.67) as was the presence of flies on the child's face (OR = 3.62). Trachoma prevalence increased with distance to a water source. Disease prevalence decreased

  3. Risk factors & screening modalities for oral cancer.

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    Chau, Steven

    2008-01-01

    Dentists are at the forefront for screening oral cancer. In addition to the well known carcinogenic potential of tobacco and alcohol, betel nut chewing and human papilloma virus are important risk factors in the development of oral cancer. To aid in screening and decreasing morbidity and mortality from oral cancer, a variety of techniques have been developed. These techniques show promise but they require additional investigations to determine their usefulness in oral cancer detection. Dentists need to be well educated and vigilant when dealing with all patients they encounter. Early detection, diagnosis and treatment are critical for the effective management of oral cancers.

  4. Distribution of risk factors among children with febrile convulsions in ...

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    The proximal risk factors are male gender, age < 2 years, 2nd birth order and positive family nd history. The social status of families is a distal risk factor. The second year of life and 2 birth order are the strongest predisposing factors to the development of FC. Key words: Febrile convulsions, Risk factors, Benin City, Nigeria ...

  5. Risk factors for corneal ectasia after LASIK.

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    Tabbara, Khalid F; Kotb, Amgad A

    2006-09-01

    To establish a grading system that helps identify high-risk individuals who may experience corneal ectasia after LASIK. Retrospective, comparative, interventional case series. One hundred forty-eight consecutive patients (148 eyes) were included in this study. Thirty-seven patients who underwent LASIK at other refractive centers experienced corneal ectasia in 1 eye after LASIK. One hundred eleven eyes of 111 patients who underwent successful LASIK during the same period were age and gender matched and served as controls. All patients underwent preoperative and postoperative topographic analysis of the cornea. The follow-up period in both groups of patients ranged from 2 to 5 years, with a mean follow-up of 3.6 years. All patients underwent LASIK for myopia (spherical equivalent, -4.00 to -8.00 diopters). Corneal keratometry, oblique cylinder, pachymetry, posterior surface elevation, difference between the inferior and superior corneal diopteric power, and posterior best sphere fit (BSF) over anterior BSF were given a grade of 1 to 3 each. An ectasia grading system was established, and the cumulative risk score was assessed. Patients who had a grade of 7 or less showed no evidence of corneal ectasia, whereas 16 (59%) of 27 patients who had a grade of 8 to 12 had corneal ectasia. Twenty-one (100%) of 21 patients with a grade of more than 12 had corneal ectasia after LASIK (P<0.0001). A risk score may help in the prediction of patients who are at risk of experiencing corneal ectasia after LASIK. A prospective clinical study is needed to assess the validity of these risk factors.

  6. Musculoskeletal Injuries and Their Associated Risk Factors

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    M Jahangiri

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and aims :Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs is high among office workers. Long time seated posture, working with computer, repetitive movements and inappropriate environmental conditions may have causal effects in these disorders. High prevalence rate of MSDs makes ergonomics assessment and working conditions improvement necessary. Designing an assessment checklist and calculating ergonomics indices can be useful in this evaluation. This study was conducted with the objectives of determination of prevalence rate, ergonomics assessment of working conditions and determination of factors associated with MSDs among office workers. Methods:In this study 400 randomly selected office workers participated. Nordic musculoskeletal disorders questionnaire was applied to determine prevalence rate of MSDs. Working conditions were assessed by the designed ergonomics checklist and ergonomic risk factors were identified. Data were analyzed using statistical tests including t-test, Chi-square and test of proportion by SPSS software (Version 12.0. Results:The highest prevalence rates of MSDs were reported in lower back and neck regions (49% and 47%, respectively. Statistical analysis revealed that there were significant association between occurrence of MSDs and calculated ergonomics indices (P<0.05. The mean of ergonomics index among those suffered from MSDs were less than other healthy workers indicating inappropriate ergonomics conditions. Calculation of OR also revealed that ergonomics conditions was associated with MSDs occurrence among workers (P<0.05. Totally, 53.3% of the office workers studied had poor working conditions. Awkward working posture and inappropriate workstation design were recognized as the main risk factors in the office workplace.  Conclusion:Most ergonomics problems were originated from bad postures and inappropriate design of workstation. Any interventional program for working conditions improvement should

  7. Prevalencia de obesidad en adultos del municipio de Soledad (Atlántico, Colombia, 2010

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    Edgar Navarro Lechuga

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia de obesidad en adultos del municipio de Soledad (Atlántico, Colombia según diferentes consensos de clasificación. Materiales y métodos: Estudio descriptivo, transversal. Se calculó una muestra de 790 individuos (N=103731; prevalencia esperada: 22%; error: 3%; nivel de confianza: 95%. Previo consentimiento informado, se aplicó una encuesta sobre factores de riesgo cardiovascular, y a los individuos también se les tomó el peso, la talla y el perímetro de cintura. Como criterios de obesidad se tuvieron en cuenta: índice de masa corporal >29,9Kg/m2, perímetros de cintura > = 102cm (ATP III y 90cm (IDF en hombres, y 88cm (ATP III y 80cm (IDF en mujeres, según consensos internacionales. Resultados: Prevalencia de obesidad: autorreferida: 53,2%, por índice de masa corporal: 24,6%, abdominal: 72,3% (International Diabetes Federation y 45,2% (Adult Treatment Panel III. Porcentajes de obesidad significativamente mayores en mujeres (p<0,05. Se encontró asociación estadística entre obesidad e hipertensión, tanto en hombres como en mujeres. Conclusión: Se encontró una prevalencia de obesidad mayor empleando los criterios de la International Diabetes Federation. La población estudiada está expuesta a factores de riesgo que pueden potenciar el efecto negativo de la obesidad sobre su estado de salud.

  8. Stroke Prevention: Managing Modifiable Risk Factors

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    Silvia Di Legge

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Prevention plays a crucial role in counteracting morbidity and mortality related to ischemic stroke. It has been estimated that 50% of stroke are preventable through control of modifiable risk factors and lifestyle changes. Antihypertensive treatment is recommended for both prevention of recurrent stroke and other vascular events. The use of antiplatelets and statins has been shown to reduce the risk of recurrent stroke and other vascular events. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs are indicated in stroke prevention because they also promote vascular health. Effective secondary-prevention strategies for selected patients include carotid revascularization for high-grade carotid stenosis and vitamin K antagonist treatment for atrial fibrillation. The results of recent clinical trials investigating new anticoagulants (factor Xa inhibitors and direct thrombin inhibitors clearly indicate alternative strategies in stroke prevention for patients with atrial fibrillation. This paper describes the current landscape and developments in stroke prevention with special reference to medical treatment in secondary prevention of ischemic stroke.

  9. Vascular risk factors, cognitve decline, and dementia

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    E Duron

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available E Duron, Olivier HanonBroca Hospital, Paris, FranceAbstract: Dementia is one of the most important neurological disorders in the elderly. Aging is associated with a large increase in the prevalence and incidence of degenerative (Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, leading to a devastating loss of autonomy. In view of the increasing longevity of populations worldwide, prevention of dementia has turned into a major public health challenge. In the past decade, several vascular risk factors have been found to be associated with vascular dementia but also Alzheimer’s disease. Some longitudinal studies, have found significant associations between hypertension, diabetus mellitus, and metabolic syndrome, assessed at middle age, and dementia. Studies assessing the link between hypercholesterolemia, atrial fibrillation, smoking, and dementia have given more conflicting results. Furthermore, some studies have highlighted the possible protective effect of antihypertensive therapy on cognition and some trials are evaluating the effects of statins and treatments for insulin resistance. Vascular risk factors and their treatments are a promising avenue of research for prevention of dementia, and further long-term, placebo-controlled, randomized studies, need to be performed.Keywords: dementia, hypertension, diabetus mellitus, hypercholesterolemia, metabolic syndrome

  10. Cephalometric risk factors of obstructive sleep apnea.

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    Bayat, Mohamad; Shariati, Mahsa; Rakhshan, Vahid; Abbasi, Mohsen; Fateh, Ali; Sobouti, Farhad; Davoudmanesh, Zeinab

    2017-09-01

    Previous studies on risk factors of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are highly controversial and mostly identifying a few cephalometric risk factors. OSA diagnosis was made according to the patients' apnea-hypopnea index (AHI). Included were 74 OSA patients (AHI > 10) and 52 control subjects (AHI ≤ 10 + free of other OSA symptoms). In both groups, 18 cephalometric parameters were traced (SNA, SNB, ANB, the soft palate's length (PNS-P), inferior airway space, the distance from the mandibular plane to the hyoid (MP-H), lengths of mandible (Go-Gn) and maxilla (PNS-ANS), vertical height of airway (VAL), vertical height of the posterior maxilla (S-PNS), superior posterior airway space (SPAS), middle airway space, distances from hyoid to third cervical vertebra and retrognathion (HH1), C3 (C3H), and RGN (HRGN), the maximum thickness of soft palate (MPT), tongue length (TGL), and the maximum height of tongue). These parameters were compared using t-test. Significant variables were SPAS (p = 0.027), MPT, TGL, HH1, C3H, HRGN, PNS-P, S-PNS, MP-H, VAL, and Go-Gn (all p values ≤ 0.006). OSA patients exhibited thicker and longer soft palates, hyoid bones more distant from the vertebrae, retrognathion, and mandibular plane, higher posterior maxillae, longer mandibles, and smaller superior-posterior airways.

  11. Risk factors for hearing loss in elderly

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    Kelly Vasconcelos Chaves Martins

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To identify risk factors related to sensorineural hearing loss in elderly. Methods: The sample consisted of 60 selected elderly, divided into two groups: the Case Group, composed by 30 individuals, 21 females and 9 males, aged at least 60 years, presenting sensorineural hearing loss, and the Control Group, composed by 30 individuals matched on gender and age, with normal hearing. The patients were submitted to audiological anamnesis and tonal audiometry. The hearing impairment was defined according to average threshold greater than 35dBNA, in the frequencies of 1,000; 2,000 and 4,000 Hz, in the best ear. Results: Statistically significant odds ratios were: a to audiological history: noise exposure and family history of deafness; b to situations involving hearing difficulty: television, church, telephone, silent environment, spatial location of sound, difficulty with voices and noisy environment; c to otologic history: tinnitus, otorrhea and nausea; and d to medical history: visual problems, smoke, alcohol, thyroid problems and kidney disease. Conclusion: The findings of this study highlighted, for sensorineural hearing loss, risk factors related to audiologic, otologic and medical history, and to situations involving hearing difficulty.

  12. Post biopsy pneumothorax: Risk factors and course

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    Sanchez, J.A.; Retamar, J.A.; Blazquez, J.; Castano, J.C.

    1996-01-01

    The was to study the natural course of pneumothorax produced after aspiration biopsy in the attempt to differentiate those cases that will resolve spontaneously from those that will require drainage, and to assess the possible risk factors associated with the development of this entity. Eighty-nine CT-guided aspiration biopsies were performed in 80 patients. Control CT was done immediately after the procedure and 24 hours later. When pneumothorax persisted, CT was repeated at 48 h, 72 h, day 5 and day 7 or until a drainage tube was introduced. The cases of pneumothorax were classified as minimal, anterior or anterolateral. Seven variables were assessed as possible risk factors for its occurrence. Pneumothorax developed on 29 occasions (32.5%), requiring drainage in 12 cases (13.5%). In 20 patients (22%), pneumothorax occurred immediately, while in the remaining 9 (10%) it was detected in the 24 h CT scan. When studied according to type, drainage was required in 3 of the 19 cases of minimal or anterior pneumothorax (15%) and in 9 or the 10 cases of anterolateral location (90%) (p<0.0005). The mean thickness of the parenchyma punctured was 3.4 cm +- 2.2. cm when pneumothorax developed and 1.3 cm+- 2 cm when it did not (p<0.0001). There is a statistically significant association between the development of anterolateral pneumothorax and the need for chest drainage. The thickness of the punctured parenchyma is associated with the production of pneumothorax. 16 refs

  13. Risk Factors for Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia

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    Estrella de la Caridad Armenteros Espino

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: cervix cancer constitutes the second cause of death worldwide, with new diagnosis each year. Objective: to determine the risk factors of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in the municipality of Cruces. Methods: it was developed an analytical research with case and control design from November 2013 to November 2014. The group of cases was formed of the 34 women with this diagnosis. There were selected 64 females from the same environment with the same age for the control group. The data obtained by surveys and clinical records reviews were presented in absolute numbers and percentages. It was used Chi-squared test and odd ratio. Results: 52 % of women with neoplasia were less than 25 years old. Significant differences were found which associate neoplasia with early sexual intercourse, sexually transmitted infections by Papilloma virus, Plane genital condyloma, and the use of oral contraceptive pills. Multiple sex partner was a frequent antecedent. Conclusion: risk factors associated to cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in the group of women studied in the Cruces municipality were early sexual intercourse, mainly before 15 years old, multiple sex partner, sexually communicated diseases and the use of oral contraceptive pills for more than 5 years.

  14. Sexting; your definition, risk factors and consecuences

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    Cinthia Tomasa Mercado Contreras

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The advance of the technology in communications has led to social networking sites fulfill an important role in society. Among the most used and known is Facebook, that social network allows to make public certain information and provides the opportunity to hold private conversations. This new trend of talks, and the natural desire to explore sexuality has led young people interested at phenomenon known as sexting. This phenomenon, from some of the negative consequences became public, has attracted the interest from parents, teachers, researchers and health workers, however, have not been universally well defined. This lack of unanimous conceptualization has led to confusion within the psychological, social and legal area. That is why in the present article presents results of a systematic review of articles that speak about sexting. The select articles were those that were published from 2009 to 2014, in which work was focused to adolescents and speak about risk factors and consequences of the phenomenon. The articles were analyzed by looking at the similarities and differences in their definition of sexting and their results, identifying risk factors and consequences related considered. With the analysis was possible to categorize their limitations and finally offer a possible definition of sexting.

  15. Adolescent fatherhood: Risk factor or resilience?

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    Denise Benatuil

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The study of the adolescent pregnancy has been historically centered in the mother, the preponderant focus has been considers the maternity in this stage of the vital cycle as a factor of risk. Nowadays, have begun some studies that focus the problem of the adolescent pregnancy being centered in the father’s figure to appear and proposing a healthy focus, starting from the introduction of such concepts like Resilience. The present article, is a theoretical work, it is carried out to leave of secondary data. The objective is the compilation of studies and information on the subject of adolescent fatherhood from a less explored focus, considering the factors of risk and resilience. Different studies are raised with Latin American youths. Also are analyzed the access possibilities to the sanitary system from the youths, the knowledge of birth-control methods and the participation in programs of reproductive health. It outlines the importance of including the males in the whole process of procreation and the boy’s upbringing. 

  16. Risk Factors of Erythrocytosis Post Renal Transplantation

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    Razeghi Effat

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Post-transplant erythrocytosis (PTE is characterized by persistently ele-vated hematocrit level 0 51%. This complication is reported to develop in 10-20% of renal allografts recipients, mostly 2 years after kidney transplantation. PTE is self-limited in 25% of the patients; however it may persist in patients with an increased susceptibility for thrombosis and potential fatal outcome. To evaluate the prevalence and risk factors of PTE in our center, we reviewed the records of 235 patients who received renal allografts from 1999 to 2004. Polycythemia was found in 45 (19% patients. There was no significant correlation of polycythemia and age, history of hypertension, diabetes, pre-transplant hematocrit level, pre-transplant history of transfusion, graft′s function, and source of kidney. A significantly higher proportion of PTE patients were males, patients with history of polycystic kidney disease, and patients with glomerulonephritis. We conclude that PTE is an important complication of kidney transplantation. There are several risk factors that should be addressed to prevent this complication.

  17. Lifestyle Decreases Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Diseases

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    Slavíček, Jaroslav; Kittnar, Otomar; Fraser, Gary E.; Medová, Eva; Konečná, Jana; Žižka, Robert; Dohnalová, Alena; Novák, Vladimír

    2009-01-01

    Summary The morbidity and mortality of the cardiovascular diseases is high in the developed countries. The lifestyle changes are capable to decrease it by 50%. The aim of the present study was to measure the parameters of some risk factors before and after a one-week NEW START rehabilitative retreat. 1,349 volunteers, 320 men, 1,029 woman, mean age 51±14.5 (SD) years participated in 30 rehabilitative retreats from 1999–2006 in the Czech Republic, using a low-fat, low-energy, lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet and exercise, in a stress-free environment. Body weight, height, BMI, blood pressure, heart rate, serum cholesterol and blood glucose were measured. Body weight decreased in 1,223 measured persons from 71.2±14.38 (SD) to 70.6±14.02 kg (pSeventh-day Adventists than in controls who never observed the diet and avail the lifestyle programs. The parameters were nonsignificantly changed one year after finishing the retreat in the sample of 68 persons showing the positive effect of retreats. Our results showed, that the intake of a low-fat, low-energy diet, over the course of one week in a stress-free environment, had positive impact on the risk factors of cardiovascular diseases. PMID:19256282

  18. Low Birth Weight And Maternal Risk Factors

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    Secma Nigam

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Objectives : To study tile socio-economic and maternal risk factors associated with low birth weight babies and to measure the strength of association. Study Design : Hospital based case-control study. Setting : Shri Sayajirao General Hospital, Vadodara. Sample size : 312 cases and 312 controls. Participants : Cases Mothers who delivered single, live baby less than 2500 gms i.e. low birth weight. Controls:- Mothers who delivered single live baby more than 2500 gms. Study Variable : Maternal age, literacy, anaemia, outcome of last pregnancy. Statistical Analysis : Chi-square test and odd’s ratio. Result : Among cases, 14.5% mothers had age less titan 20 yrs as compared to 7.3% mothers in control group. 68.6% mothers amongst cases were illiterate against 46.5% mothers in control group. 53.8% mothers had haemoglobin level 10gm% or less amongst cases and no statistically significant difference was found between low birth weight and outcome of last pregnancy Conclusion : The maternal risk factors associated with low birth weight in mothers attending S.S.G. hospital age maternal anaemia (OR 2.66, illiteracy (OR 2.51, maternal age less than 20 yrs. (OR 2.OS. No association was found between low birth rate and outcome of last pregnancy

  19. Injury risk factors among telemark skiers.

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    Tuggy, M L; Ong, R

    2000-01-01

    We performed a population survey of telemark skiers over two ski seasons to determine specific risk factors for injury. The survey inquired about the skier's sex, experience, equipment used, injuries, and number of days skied in each season. The respondents completed the surveys whether or not they were injured while skiing. We received 677 responses from telemark skiing clubs, with 19,962 skier-days of data. The number of self-reported injuries was 178, for an overall self-reported injury rate of 8.9 per 1000 skier-days. Knee injuries (N = 48) were the most common injury (27%), followed by thumb (N = 32, 18%) and shoulder (N = 21, 12%) injuries. Specific risk factors for injury were identified with multivariate regression and survival analysis. The skill level of the skier had a significant injury-sparing effect, as did the use of plastic telemark boots. The protective effect of the plastic boots was likely due to the increased stability they provided compared with traditional leather boots. There were fewer knee injuries with the recently available releasable bindings for telemark skis. Sex and age had no significant impact on injury rates in this study population. As all reported deaths associated with telemark sking were due to environmental hazards, skiers must continue to pay close attention to these hazards in the backcountry.

  20. CLIMATE AS A RISK FACTOR FOR TOURISM

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    ÁKOS NÉMETH

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Weather and climate risk factors for tourism are surveyed and illustrated with regard to the expected climate changes in Hungary. These changes are not at all advantageous and which affect the business in question both directly and indirectly. These are the summer resort tourism (characterised by bioclimatic indices. Green tourism is the next one to characterise, including skiing, mountain climbing and eco-tourism, as well. Here both day-to-day weather extremes and long-lasting effects on the biota (e.g. drought, or inundation for plain-area eco-tourism. Last, but not least the urban (cultural- and shopping- tourism is presented, since the large towns exhibit their special climate and different risks. The paper intends to specify these meteorological factors and effects also in terms of the different types of touristic activities. The general statements on the effect of weather and climate on tourism are illustrated by a few individual parameters and also by the so called Physiologically Equivalent Temperature. Annual and diurnal course of this parameter are presented, together with various trends in this variable at different sites and in different (hot and cold extremities of the occurring values. Other examples, helping the tourism industry are presented in various climate conditions of the country. They include high precipitation and high relative humidity information. The paper also lists the possible adaptation measures to extreme events and also their likely changes in time.

  1. Risk Factors in Development of Postoperative Empyema

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    Serdar Ozkan

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Aim: Many etiological factors play a role in the occurrence of postoperative empyema. We aimed to define the effects of these factors on the development of empyema. Material and Method: Two hundred and eighty-eight cases from our clinic who underwent tube thoracostomy and/or were operated due to any cause out of the primary empyema  between August 2009 and May 2010 were prospectively studied in terms of empyema development. Data comprised gender, age, chemoradiotherapy, surgical procedure, intraoperative thoracic lavage with povidone-iodine, emergency surgery status, sharing the same room with other cases with empyema, primary disease, additional comorbidity, operation duration, drain number, complication, number of patients in the room, and drain discontinuation and hospitalization duration. Blood leukocyte-neutrophil count was ordered in all cases at 3-day intervals, and fluid culture specimens were simultaneously collected from cases with drains. Drainage fluid culture specimens were evaluated with “Automated Identification and Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing” using standard procedures. Empyema cases who developed clinical manifestation and/or with bacterial growth in culture specimens were studied in terms of risk factors. The findings were analyzed using SPSS (version 16. Results: The results showed that gender, age, chemoradiotherapy, surgical procedure, intraoperative thoracic lavage with povidone-iodine, emergency surgery status, and sharing a same room with other empyema cases were not significantly correlated with the risk of empyema development. Contribution of the primary disease (p<0.05, additional comorbidity (p<0.05, operation duration (p<0.05, drain number (p<0.05, complication (p<0.05, number of people in the room (p<0.05, drain discontinuation time (p<0.05 and hospitalization duration (p<0.05 were found to be significant in the development of postoperative empyema. Discussion: Postoperative development of empyema is one

  2. Risk factors associated with childhood asthma

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    Majeed, R.; Rajar, U.D.M.

    2008-01-01

    To identify the risk factors associated with childhood asthma, in children attending Isra University Hospital, Hyderabad. The study included 398 age-matched children (200 asthmatic and 198 non-asthmatic). Information was collected concerning their familial history of atopy, birth weight, environment, breastfeeding, disease and treatment history. Odds ratio was calculated for determining the risk. The children were aged between 12 months and 8 years and 60% were male. The asthmatic children were hospitalized more frequently than the non-asthmatic children (p < 0.0001). Most of the asthmatic children lived in the urban areas of Hyderabad (odd ratio (OR) 16.7, 95% CI = 3.1-14.6, p < 0.0001), had a parental history of asthma (OR 26.8, 95% CI = 10.8-68.2, p < 0.0001) or allergic rhinitis (OR 4, 95% CI 1.2-13.4, p= 0.01), 38.5% had at least one person who smoked, and were weaned earlier than the non-asthmatic children (OR =12.4, 95% CI 1.3-4.4, p < 0.01). Childhood asthma was strongly associated with a family history of asthma and allergic rhinitis, the urban place of residence, having smokers as parents and early weaning from maternal breast milk. The results highlight the need to educate the parents about the risk of smoking and early weaning in the development of asthma. (author)

  3. Epigenetic Risk Factors in PTSD and Depression

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    Florian Joachim Raabe

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Epidemiological and clinical studies have shown that children exposed to adverse experiences are at increased risk for the development of depression, anxiety disorders and PTSD. A history of child abuse and maltreatment increases the likelihood of being subsequently exposed to traumatic events or of developing PTSD as an adult. The brain is highly plastic during early life and encodes acquired information into lasting memories that normally subserve adaptation. Translational studies in rodents showed that enduring sensitization of neuronal and neuroendocrine circuits in response to early life adversity are likely risk factors of life time vulnerability to stress. Hereby, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA axis integrates cognitive, behavioural and emotional responses to early-life stress and can be epigenetically programmed during sensitive windows of development. Epigenetic mechanisms, comprising reciprocal regulation of chromatin structure and DNA methylation, are important to establish and maintain sustained, yet potentially reversible, changes in gene transcription. The relevance of these findings for the development of PTSD requires further studies in humans where experience-dependent epigenetic programming can additionally depend on genetic variation in the underlying substrates which may protect from or advance disease development. Overall, identification of early-life stress associated epigenetic risk markers informing on previous stress history can help to advance early diagnosis, personalized prevention and timely therapeutic interventions, thus reducing long-term social and health costs.

  4. Risk factors of fall in elderly people

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    Dijana Avdić

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available Falls are the leading accidental cause of death among elderly people in their homes. Falls and their consequences are the primary reason in 40% of admissions to hospitals for people older than 65 years. The study population consisted of 77 randomly selected patients of both genders older then 65 years. Each patient was tested in his/her home and was completely informed about the methodology and the goals of investigation. Based on the exclusion criteria, three patients were excluded from the study, which means the investigation was conducted on 27 males (35.06% and 50 females (64.94% with the average age being 71.23 ± 5.63 years.For each patient, a specially prepared questionnaire about risk factors was filled in. The sum of affirmative answers represented a relative index of fall risk. All patients were evaluated through Folstein’s Mini-Mental State Examination Test that is suitable for on-sight use in patient’s home. The score value over 20 excludes dementias, delirium, schizophrenia and affective disorders.Considering the values of the risk factor, scores obtained by the questionnaire and MMSE test scores, statistically significant differences were found between males and females (p < 0.005, respectively p < 0.01, “fallers” and “non-fallers” (p < 0.001, respectively p < 0.01, while considering the relation to the way of living (alone or with family, there were no statistically significant differences (p > 0.05.

  5. Risk factors for postpartum urinary incontinence

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    Lígia da Silva Leroy

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk factors for postpartum urinary incontinence (UI and its characteristics. METHOD: This was a case-control study with 344 puerperal women (77 cases and 267 controls with up to 90 days postpartum. In a single session, participants were given a questionnaire with sociodemographic and clinical data and two others that assessed urine leakage, leakage situations, and type of UI. RESULTS: Stress UI was present in 45.5% of the women, incidents of urine leakage several times a day in 44.2%, of which 71.4% were in small amounts and 57.1% when coughing or sneezing. In 70.1% of cases, UI began during pregnancy and remained through the postpartum period. After running a binary logistic regression model, the following factors remained in the final model: UI during pregnancy (OR 12.82, CI 95% 6.94 - 23.81, p<0.0001, multiparity (OR 2.26, CI 95% 1.22 - 4.19, p=0.009, gestational age at birth greater or equal to 37 weeks (OR 2.52, CI 95% 1.16 - 5.46, p=0.02 and constipation (OR 1.94, CI 95% 1.05 - 5.46, p=0.035. CONCLUSION: Most often, UI first appeared during pregnancy and remained through the postpartum period. Urinary incontinence during pregnancy, multiparity, gestational age at birth greater or equal to 37 weeks, and constipation were presented as risk factors. In the studied group, stress UI was more frequent.

  6. Hepatotoxicity with antituberculosis drugs: the risk factors

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    Mahmood, K.; Samo, A.H.; Jairamani, K.L.; Talib, A.

    2007-01-01

    To assess the severity and frequency of hepatotoxicity caused by different antituberculosis (ATT) drugs and to evaluate whether concurrence of risk factors influence the antituberculosis drug induced hepatotoxicity. This prospective cohort study was conducted in Medical Unit-V and OPD department of Civil Hospital Karachi from July 2004 to July 2005. A total of 339 patients diagnosed of active tuberculosis infection with normal pretreatment liver function were monitored clinically as well as biochemically. Their data were collected on proforma and patients were treated with Isoniazid, Rifampicin and Pyrazinamide. Duration after which derangement in function, if any, occurred and time taken for normalization was noted. Treatment was altered as needed, with exclusion of culprit drug. Finally data was analyzed by SPSS version 10.0. ATT induced hepatotoxicity was seen in 67 (19.76%) out of 339 patients. Females were more affected as compared to males (26.3% vs. 19.7%). BMI (kg/m2) of 91% of diseased group were less than 18.5 (p<0.01) most of them were anemic having low albumin level suggestive of lean body mass. Hepatotoxicity was more severe in AFB smear positive patients. Concomitant use of alcohol, paracetamol and low serum cholesterol were proved as predisposing factors. Isoniazid (37 patients (55.21%), p<0.01) was the main culprit followed by Rifampicin (23 patients, 34.21%) and Pyrazinamide (7 patients, 10.5%). Most of the patients (61%) developed the hepatotoxicity within two weeks of starting antituberculosis therapy with mild to moderate alteration in ALT and AST. ATT-induced hepatitis is significantly more frequent and more severe in patients with hepatotoxicity risk factors. (author)

  7. Risk factors for recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis

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    Janković Slobodan

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Background/Aim. Recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis is relatively frequent condition, and may have serious health consequences, like chronic vulvovaginal pain syndrome. The aim of our study was to determine possible risk factors for recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis in non-pregnant females within the reproductive age. Methods. The design of our study was of a case-control type. Case and control patients were selected from the gynecological patients at six primary care facilities in Serbia and in Montenegro. The data on the patients' health condition, concomitant therapy and diseases were taken from their records, and the data on habits were obtained by unstructured interview. For potential risk factors crude odds ratios were calculated, and then adjusted by logistic regression. Results. A total of fifty-one patients had four or more episodes of vulvovaginal candidiasis during the last year (cases, and 132 patients with one to three episodes of vulvovaginal candidiasis were sampled as controls, matched by age. The only two significant associations were found between recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis and continual wearing of panty liners during the last year (Odds ratio - ORadjusted: 3.97; confidence interval - CI: 1.57-10.02; p = 0.004, and between recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis and predominant use of vaginal tampons during menstruation in the last year (ORadjusted: 4.25; CI: 1.11-16.27; p = 0.035. The synergistic effect was observed for the concurrent continual wearing of panty liners during the last year and selfmedication with antimycotics. Conclusions. Local factors, like wearing of panty liners or use of tampons during menstruation, may promote recurrence of vulvovaginal candidiasis, especially in patients who practice selfmedication with antimycotics.

  8. Genetic factors affecting dental caries risk.

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    Opal, S; Garg, S; Jain, J; Walia, I

    2015-03-01

    This article reviews the literature on genetic aspects of dental caries and provides a framework for the rapidly changing disease model of caries. The scope is genetic aspects of various dental factors affecting dental caries. The PubMed database was searched for articles with keywords 'caries', 'genetics', 'taste', 'diet' and 'twins'. This was followed by extensive handsearching using reference lists from relevant articles. The post-genomic era will present many opportunities for improvement in oral health care but will also present a multitude of challenges. We can conclude from the literature that genes have a role to play in dental caries; however, both environmental and genetic factors have been implicated in the aetiology of caries. Additional studies will have to be conducted to replicate the findings in a different population. Identification of genetic risk factors will help screen and identify susceptible patients to better understand the contribution of genes in caries aetiopathogenesis. Information derived from these diverse studies will provide new tools to target individuals and/or populations for a more efficient and effective implementation of newer preventive measures and diagnostic and novel therapeutic approaches in the management of this disease. © 2015 Australian Dental Association.

  9. Risk factors for multidrug resistant tuberculosis patients in Amhara ...

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    Risk factors for multidrug resistant tuberculosis patients in Amhara National ... risk factors of MDR-TB patients in Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia. ... strict adherence to directly observed therapy, appropriate management of TB ...

  10. Association of breakfast intake with cardiometabolic risk factors

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    2013-11-01

    Conclusions: skipping breakfast is associated with increased risk of MetS and other cardiometabooic factors in children and adolescents. Promoting the benefit of eating breakfast could be a simple and important implication to prevent these risk factors.

  11. Bicycling to school improves the cardiometabolic risk factor profile

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    Ostergaard, Lars; Børrestad, Line A B; Tarp, Jakob

    2012-01-01

    To investigate whether bicycling to school improves cardiometabolic risk factor profile and cardiorespiratory fitness among children.......To investigate whether bicycling to school improves cardiometabolic risk factor profile and cardiorespiratory fitness among children....

  12. From Risk factors to health resources in medical practice

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    Hollnagel, Hanne; Malterud, Kirsti

    2000-01-01

    autonomy, communication, empowerment, epidemiology, general practice, healing, health resources, informed consent, preventive medicine, risk factors, salutogenesis......autonomy, communication, empowerment, epidemiology, general practice, healing, health resources, informed consent, preventive medicine, risk factors, salutogenesis...

  13. Prevalence and risk factors for brucellosis in prolonged fever ...

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    ifiable risk factors for the infection in humans in post conflict Northern Uganda. Methods: The .... models. Goodness of fit for the final model was assessed using Hosmer and Lemeshow goodness of fit test. Results .... Quantifying risk factors.

  14. Clinical Symptoms and Risk Factors in Cerebral Microangiopathy Patients

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    2013-01-01

    Objective: Although the clinical manifestation and risk factors of cerebral microangiopathy (CM) remain unclear, the number of diagnoses is increasing. Hence, patterns of association among lesion topography and severity, clinical symptoms and demographic and disease risk factors were investigated

  15. Risk factors for surgical site infections following clean orthopaedic ...

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    Risk factors for surgical site infections following clean orthopaedic operations. ... the host and environmental risk factors for surgical site infections following clean ... Materials and Methods: Consecutive patients who satisfied the inclusion ...

  16. Bed Rest and Immobilization: Risk Factors for Bone Loss

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    ... Risk Factors for Bone Loss Bed Rest and Immobilization: Risk Factors for Bone Loss Like muscle, bone ... complications of pregnancy; and those who are experiencing immobilization of some part of the body because of ...

  17. Erectile dysfunction: prevalence, risk factors and involvement of ...

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    ISSN: 1596-5996 (print); 1596-9827 (electronic) ... Abstract. Purpose: To explore the literature regarding prevalance, risk factors and the involvement of ..... Cigarette smoking and other vascular risk factors in vasculogenic impotence. Urology.

  18. Risk Factors in ERP Implementation Projects for Process Oriented

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    Full Text Available This paper present review and analysis of risk factors, which could affect successful implementation of ERP system, for project performed in project oriented organizations. Presented risk breakdown structure and the list of common risk factors, are well-suited for ERP implementation projects. Considered risk categories allow for complex risk analysis. Additionally, mapping of risk importance for particular implementation phases is presented. Making presented model an important input for project risk management process, especially for the beginning phases which require identification of risk factors.

  19. Atividade física no deslocamento em adultos e idosos do Brasil: prevalências e fatores associados Actividad física en el desplazamiento de adultos y ancianos en Brasil: prevalencias y factores asociados Physical activity during commuting by adults and elderly in Brazil: prevalence and associated factors

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    Marina Cordeiro Madeira

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Evidências na literatura mostram que a atividade física no deslocamento pode contribuir positivamente à saúde. O presente trabalho descreve a atividade física no deslocamento e alguns fatores associados. Foi realizado um estudo transversal de base populacional com amostra de 12.402 adultos e 6.624 idosos em 100 municípios de 23 estados brasileiros. O desfecho foi operacionalizado pela seção de deslocamento da versão longa do Questionário Internacional de Atividade Física (IPAQ. A prevalência de atividade física insuficiente no deslocamento (Evidencias en la literatura muestran que la actividad física en el desplazamiento puede contribuir positivamente a la salud. El presente trabajo describe la actividad física en el desplazamiento y algunos factores asociados a ella. Se realizó un estudio transversal de base poblacional con una muestra de 12.402 adultos y 6.624 ancianos en 100 municipios de 23 estados brasileños. Las conclusiones se extrajeron mediante la operacionalización de la sección de desplazamiento de la versión larga del Cuestionario Internacional de Actividad Física (IPAQ. La prevalencia de actividad física insuficiente en el desplazamiento (Evidence in the literature shows that physical activity associated with commuting (routine coming and going can have a positive impact on health. The current study describes physical activity during commuting and some associated factors. A cross-sectional population-based study was conducted with 12,402 adults and 6,624 elderly in 100 municipalities (counties from 23 States of Brazil. The outcome was based on the commuting section from the long version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ. Prevalence of insufficient physical activity during commuting (< 150 minutes per week was 66.6% in adults and 73.9% in the elderly. Among the elderly, the very old showed 25 times higher odds of being insufficiently active as compared to younger elders. Individuals with

  20. RISK FACTORS FOR VERY PRETERM DELIVERY

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    Наталья Витальевна Батырева

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    Full Text Available The aim of the research – assess risk factors for very preterm delivery in the Omsk region. Materials and methods. The main group comprised women with very preterm delivery (n = 64; сomparison group – pregnant women with a threat of interruption in terms of 22-27 weeks and successful preserving therapy (n = 63; control group – pregnant women in whom this pregnancy was taking place without the threat of interruption (n = 62. Results. Risk factors for very preterm delivery were bacterial vaginosis, specific vaginitis, kidney disease and the threat of interruption. There was a significant lead in streptococci (32.3 ± 5.8 %, especially group B (19.0 ± 4.9 % in the main group. The risk factor for very preterm delivery was infectious viral diseases transferred during pregnancy, observed in 12.7 ± 4.2 % of women in the main group, in 7.8 ± 3.3 % in the comparison group (p < 0.01 and in 4.8 ± 2,7 % – control (p < 0,001. In the main group, placental insufficiency was 2 times more common than in the comparison group and 13 times than in the control group. Every sixth pregnant of the main group had manifestations of gestosis. Such complications of gestation as the premature detachment of the normally inserted placenta (7.8 ± 3.3 % and inborn malformations of a fruit (1.6 ± 1.6 % were observed only in the main group. Conclusion. The results of the research and literature data showed that the significant influence on the level of very early premature births is due to: the age of the parents, the abuse of nicotine, alcohol, drugs, abortion, preterm birth, urinary tract and genital tract infections, severe somatic diseases, multiple pregnancies. In the structure of complications of gestation during miscarriages, placental insufficiency predominates, the threat of abortion, fetal growth retardation, and polyhydramnios.

  1. ANALYSIS OF RISK FACTORS ECTOPIC PREGNANCY

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    Budi Santoso

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy with extrauterine implantation. This situation is gynecologic emergency that contributes to maternal mortality. Therefore, early recognition, based on identification of the causes of ectopic pregnancy risk factors, is needed. Methods: The design descriptive observational. The samples were pregnant women who had ectopic pregnancy at Maternity Room, Emergency Unit, Dr. Soetomo Hospital, Surabaya, from 1 July 2008 to 1 July 2010. Sampling technique was total sampling using medical records. Result: Patients with ectopic pregnancy were 99 individuals out of 2090 pregnant women who searched for treatment in Dr. Soetomo Hospital. However, only 29 patients were accompanied with traceable risk factors. Discussion:. Most ectopic pregnancies were in the age group of 26-30 years, comprising 32 patients (32.32%, then in age groups of 31–35 years as many as 25 patients (25.25%, 18 patients in age group 21–25 years (18.18%, 17 patients in age group 36–40 years (17.17%, 4 patients in age group 41 years and more (4.04%, and the least was in age group of 16–20 years with 3 patients (3.03%. A total of 12 patients with ectopic pregnancy (41.38% had experience of abortion and 6 patients (20.69% each in groups of patients with ectopic pregnancy who used family planning, in those who used family planning as well as ectopic pregnancy patients with history of surgery. There were 2 patients (6.90% of the group of patients ectopic pregnancy who had history of surgery and history of abortion. The incidence rate of ectopic pregnancy was 4.73%, mostly in the second gravidity (34.34%, whereas the nulliparous have the highest prevalence of 39.39%. Acquired risk factors, i.e. history of operations was 10.34%, patients with family planning 20.69%, patients with history of abortion 41.38%, patients with history of abortion and operation 6.90% patients with family and history of abortion was 20.69%.

  2. Clinical presentation and risk factors of osteoradionecrosis

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    Chronopoulos, Aristeidis

    2015-03-26

    Introduction: Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) of the jaws is defined as exposed irradiated bone that fails to heal over a period of 3 months without the evidence of a persisting or recurrent tumor. In the previous decades, numerous factors were associated with the risk of ORN development and severity. Aims: The purposes of this study were to present the data of the patients that were treated for ORN in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Munich (LMU), to detect factors that contributed to the onset of ORN, to identify risk factors associated with the severity of ORN and finally, to delineate and correlate these factors with the personal, health and treatment characteristics of the patients. Material and Methods: A retrospective study was conducted during the period from January 2003 until December 2012 that included all ORN cases having been treated in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Munich (LMU). The total sample was categorized in three groups according to stage and several variables were evaluated in an attempt to identify possible correlations between them and the necrosis severity. Results: One hundred and fifty three cases of ORN were documented. Among them, 23 (15.1%) cases were stage I, 31 (20.2%) were stage II and 99 (64.7%) were stage III and all localised in the mandible. There was a predominance of the disease in the posterior region when compared to the anterior region. The majority of cases was addicted to alcohol and tobacco abuse and was suffering from Diabetes Mellitus (DM). All cases were treated with RT and 80.4% of them with concomitant chemotherapy. The initial tumor was predominantly located in the floor of the mouth, the tongue and the pharynx. Approximately two thirds of the cases occured either after dental treatment or due to a local pathological condition. Logistic regression analysis identified Diabetes Mellitus (OR: 4.955, 95% Cl: 1.965-12.495), active smoking (OR: 13.542, 95% Cl: 2.085-87.947), excessive

  3. Clinical presentation and risk factors of osteoradionecrosis

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    Chronopoulos, Aristeidis

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) of the jaws is defined as exposed irradiated bone that fails to heal over a period of 3 months without the evidence of a persisting or recurrent tumor. In the previous decades, numerous factors were associated with the risk of ORN development and severity. Aims: The purposes of this study were to present the data of the patients that were treated for ORN in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Munich (LMU), to detect factors that contributed to the onset of ORN, to identify risk factors associated with the severity of ORN and finally, to delineate and correlate these factors with the personal, health and treatment characteristics of the patients. Material and Methods: A retrospective study was conducted during the period from January 2003 until December 2012 that included all ORN cases having been treated in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Munich (LMU). The total sample was categorized in three groups according to stage and several variables were evaluated in an attempt to identify possible correlations between them and the necrosis severity. Results: One hundred and fifty three cases of ORN were documented. Among them, 23 (15.1%) cases were stage I, 31 (20.2%) were stage II and 99 (64.7%) were stage III and all localised in the mandible. There was a predominance of the disease in the posterior region when compared to the anterior region. The majority of cases was addicted to alcohol and tobacco abuse and was suffering from Diabetes Mellitus (DM). All cases were treated with RT and 80.4% of them with concomitant chemotherapy. The initial tumor was predominantly located in the floor of the mouth, the tongue and the pharynx. Approximately two thirds of the cases occured either after dental treatment or due to a local pathological condition. Logistic regression analysis identified Diabetes Mellitus (OR: 4.955, 95% Cl: 1.965-12.495), active smoking (OR: 13.542, 95% Cl: 2.085-87.947), excessive

  4. The relationship between cardiovascular risk factors and knowledge ...

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    CV risk profile of the group according to the risk score system developed by the ... an individual has about CVD, and the possible risk factors contributing to the .... levels in the lowest tertile of CVD knowledge versus the highest tertile of CVD ..... CV risk factors and health behavior counseling, much can be done to prevent ...

  5. Risk factors for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection among children in Greenland

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    Søborg, Bolette; Andersen, Aase Bengaard; Melbye, Mads

    2011-01-01

    To examine the risk factors for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection (MTI) among Greenlandic children for the purpose of identifying those at highest risk of infection.......To examine the risk factors for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection (MTI) among Greenlandic children for the purpose of identifying those at highest risk of infection....

  6. Vascular access complications and risk factors in hemodialysis ...

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    Vascular access complications and risk factors in hemodialysis patients: A single center study. ... Stenosis was the most common risk factor for vascular failure as it occurred in (29%) of patients. ... Other risk factors for dialysis CRBSI include older age, low serum albumin, high BUN and decreasing the duration of dialysis.

  7. Vitamin D Deficiency : Universal Risk Factor for Multifactorial Diseases?

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    de Borst, Martin H.; de Boer, Rudolf A.; Stolk, Ronald P.; Slaets, Joris P. J.; Wolffenbuttel, Bruce H. R.; Navis, Gerjan

    In the Western world, the majority of morbidity and mortality are caused by multifactorial diseases. Some risk factors are related to more than one type of disease. These so-called universal risk factors are highly relevant to the population, as reduction of universal risk factors may reduce the

  8. Risk factors for amiodarone-induced thyroid dysfunction in Japan

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    Sayoko Kinoshita

    2016-12-01

    Conclusion: DCM and cardiac sarcoidosis were identified as risk factors for amiodarone-induced hyperthyroidism. Risk factors for amiodarone-induced hypothyroidism included higher baseline TSH level and lower baseline free T4 level, suggesting that subclinical hypothyroidism may be a potential risk factor for the development of amiodarone-induced hypothyroidism.

  9. [Burnout syndrome: a "true" cardiovascular risk factor].

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    Cursoux, Pauline; Lehucher-Michel, Marie-Pascale; Marchetti, Hélène; Chaumet, Guillaume; Delliaux, Stéphane

    2012-11-01

    The burnout syndrome is characterized by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and reduced personal accomplishment in individuals professionally involved with others. The burnout syndrome is poorly recognized, particularly in France, as a distinct nosology from adaptation troubles, stress, depression, or anxiety. Several tools quantifying burnout and emotional exhaustion exist, the most spread is the questionnaire called Maslach Burnout Inventory. The burnout syndrome alters cardiovascular function and its neuroregulation by autonomic nervous system and is associated with: increased sympathetic tone to heart and vessels after mental stress, lowered physiological post-stress vagal rebound to heart, and lowered arterial baroreflex sensitivity. Job strain as burnout syndrome seems to be a real independent cardiovascular risk factor. Oppositely, training to manage emotions could increase vagal tone to heart and should be cardio-protective. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  10. Risk factor profile in retinal detachment

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    Full Text Available 150 cases of retinal detachment comprising 50 patients each of bilateral retinal detachment, unilateral retinal detachment without any retinal lesions in the fellow eve and unilateral retinal detachment with retinal lesions in the fellow eye were studied and the various associated risk factors were statistically analysed. The findings are discussed in relation to their aetiological and prognostic significance in the different types of retinal detachment. Based on these observations certain guidelines are offered which may be of value in decision making, in prophylactic detachment surgery. Tractional breaks in the superior temporal quadrant especially when symptomatic. mandate prophylactic treatment. Urgency is enhanced it′ the patient is aphakic. Associated myopia adds to the urgency. The higher incidence of initial right e′ e involvement in all groups suggests a vascular original possibly ischaemic.

  11. Autoimmune Hepatitis: A Risk Factor for Cholangiocarcinoma

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    Rajat Garg

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA is a very aggressive and lethal tumor, which arises from the epithelial cells of bile ducts. CCA comprises about 3% of all gastrointestinal malignancies and its incidence is on the rise in the recent years. Anatomically, it is classified into intrahepatic, perihilar, or extrahepatic (distal CCA. There are a number of risk factors associated with CCA including primary sclerosing cholangitis, fibropolycystic liver disease, parasitic infection, viral hepatitis, chronic liver disease, and genetic disorders like Lynch syndrome. Autoimmune hepatitis is also recently reported to have an association with development of CCA. We report an interesting case of perihilar CCA in the setting of autoimmune hepatitis along with a literature review. This case highlights the importance of early treatment and close clinical follow-up of patients with autoimmune hepatitis for development of CCA.

  12. Síndrome metabólica em hipertensos de Cuiabá - MT: prevalência e fatores associados Síndrome metabólico en hipertensos de Cuiabá - MT: prevalencia y factores asociados Metabolic syndrome in patients with high blood pressure in Cuiabá - Mato Grosso State: prevalence and associated factors

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    Gilberto Paulo Pereira Franco

    2009-06-01

    ólico (SM es un agregado de factores que predisponen para enfermedades cardiovasculares y diabetes mellitus, cuyas características epidemiológicas no son suficientemente conocidas a nivel regional y nacional. OBJETIVO: Estimar la prevalencia de SM y factores asociados en una muestra de hipertensos del área urbana de Cuiabá - MT. MÉTODOS: Estudio de corte transversal (mayo a noviembre de 2007 en muestra de 120 hipertensos (con 20 años o más, clasificados por sexo y seleccionados por muestreo sistemático de una población fuente de 567 hipertensos de Cuiabá. Todos los seleccionados respondieron a una encuesta en domicilio para la obtención de datos sociodemográficos y hábitos de vida. Se midió: presión arterial; índice de masa corporal (IMC; circunferencias de cintura y cadera; glicemia; insulinemia; lípidos séricos; cálculo del índice de homeostasis de la resistencia insulínica (HOMA; proteína C-reactiva; ácido úrico y fibrinógeno. El criterio para hipertensión adoptado fue: Promedio de PAS > 140mmHg y/o PAD > 90mmHg, para síndrome metabólico según la I Directriz Brasileña de Síndrome Metabólico y NCEP-ATP III. RESULTADOS: Se analizaron 120 hipertensos (60 mujeres, con un promedio de edad de 58,3 ± 12,6 años. Se observó una prevalencia de SM del 70,8% (IC95% 61,8-78,8, con predominio entre las mujeres (81,7% vs 60,0%; p=0,009, sin diferencias entre adultos (71,4% y ancianos (70,2%. El análisis de regresión múltiple reveló una asociación positiva entre el SM y el IMC >25 Kg/m², la resistencia insulínica y algún antecedente familiar de hipertensión. CONCLUSIÓN: Se observó una elevada prevalencia de SM entre hipertensos de Cuiabá, asociada significativamente al IMC >25 Kg/m², a la resistencia insulínica (Índice HOMA y, en especial, a una historia familiar de hipertensión. Estos resultados sugieren la profundización de este asunto mediante nuevos estudios.BACKGROUND: Metabolic Syndrome (MS is a cluster of predisposing factors

  13. [Perception of health risks: psychological and social factors].

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    Kurzenhäuser, S; Epp, A

    2009-12-01

    This article reviews central findings and current developments of psychological and sociological research on the perception of health risks. Risk perception is influenced by numerous psychological, social, political, and cultural factors. These factors can be categorized into (a) risk characteristics, (b) characteristics of the risk perceiving person and his/her situation, and (c) characteristics of risk communication. Thus, besides individual cognitive and affective processing of risk information, social processes of risk amplification (e.g., media effects) are also involved in the construction of individual risk perceptions. We discuss the recommendations for health risk communication that follow from these findings with regard to different communication goals.

  14. Risk factors and classifications of hilar cholangiocarcinoma.

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    Suarez-Munoz, Miguel Angel; Fernandez-Aguilar, Jose Luis; Sanchez-Perez, Belinda; Perez-Daga, Jose Antonio; Garcia-Albiach, Beatriz; Pulido-Roa, Ysabel; Marin-Camero, Naiara; Santoyo-Santoyo, Julio

    2013-07-15

    Cholangiocarcinoma is the second most common primary malignant tumor of the liver. Perihilar cholangiocarcinoma or Klatskin tumor represents more than 50% of all biliary tract cholangiocarcinomas. A wide range of risk factors have been identified among patients with Perihilar cholangiocarcinoma including advanced age, male gender, primary sclerosing cholangitis, choledochal cysts, cholelithiasis, cholecystitis, parasitic infection (Opisthorchis viverrini and Clonorchis sinensis), inflammatory bowel disease, alcoholic cirrhosis, nonalcoholic cirrhosis, chronic pancreatitis and metabolic syndrome. Various classifications have been used to describe the pathologic and radiologic appearance of cholangiocarcinoma. The three systems most commonly used to evaluate Perihilar cholangiocarcinoma are the Bismuth-Corlette (BC) system, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the TNM classification. The BC classification provides preoperative assessment of local spread. The Memorial Sloan-Kettering cancer center proposes a staging system according to three factors related to local tumor extent: the location and extent of bile duct involvement, the presence or absence of portal venous invasion, and the presence or absence of hepatic lobar atrophy. The TNM classification, besides the usual descriptors, tumor, node and metastases, provides additional information concerning the possibility for the residual tumor (R) and the histological grade (G). Recently, in 2011, a new consensus classification for the Perihilar cholangiocarcinoma had been published. The consensus was organised by the European Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association which identified the need for a new staging system for this type of tumors. The classification includes information concerning biliary or vascular (portal or arterial) involvement, lymph node status or metastases, but also other essential aspects related to the surgical risk, such as remnant hepatic volume or the possibility of underlying disease.

  15. Sleep disorder risk factors among student athletes.

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    Monma, Takafumi; Ando, Akira; Asanuma, Tohru; Yoshitake, Yutaka; Yoshida, Goichiro; Miyazawa, Taiki; Ebine, Naoyuki; Takeda, Satoko; Omi, Naomi; Satoh, Makoto; Tokuyama, Kumpei; Takeda, Fumi

    2018-04-01

    To clarify sleep disorder risk factors among student athletes, this study examined the relationship between lifestyle habits, competition activities, psychological distress, and sleep disorders. Student athletes (N = 906; male: 70.1%; average age: 19.1 ± 0.8 years) in five university sports departments from four Japanese regions were targeted for analysis. Survey items were attributes (age, gender, and body mass index), sleep disorders (recorded through the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index), lifestyle habits (bedtime, wake-up time, smoking, drinking alcohol, meals, part-time jobs, and use of electronics after lights out), competition activities (activity contents and competition stressors), and psychological distress (recorded through the K6 scale). The relation between lifestyle habits, competition activities, psychological distress, and sleep disorders was explored using logistic regression analysis. Results of multivariate logistic regression analysis with attributes as adjustment variables showed that "bedtime," "wake-up time," "psychological distress," "part-time jobs," "smartphone/cellphone use after lights out," "morning practices," and "motivation loss stressors," were risk factors that were independently related to sleep disorders. Sleep disorders among student athletes are related to lifestyle habits such as late bedtime, early wake-up time, late night part-time jobs, and use of smartphones/cellphones after lights out; psychological distress; and competition activities such as morning practices and motivation loss stressors related to competition. Therefore, this study suggests the importance of improving these lifestyle habits, mental health, and competition activities. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. Bedroom media: One risk factor for development.

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    Gentile, Douglas A; Berch, Olivia N; Choo, Hyekyung; Khoo, Angeline; Walsh, David A

    2017-12-01

    Mass media have numerous effects on children, ranging from influencing school performance to increased or reduced aggression. What we do not know, however, is how media availability in the bedroom moderates these effects. Although several researchers have suggested that bedroom media may influence outcomes by displacing other activities (the displacement hypothesis) or by changing the content of media consumed (the content hypothesis), these have rarely been tested directly. This study tested both hypotheses using several outcomes that are associated with bedroom media and some of the underlying mediating mechanisms. The hypotheses were tested using 3 longitudinal samples of varying methods, age, duration, and country. The results indicate that children who have bedroom media are likely to watch larger amounts of screen time which displaced important activities, such as reading and sleeping, which mediated later negative outcomes such as poor school performance. Bedroom media also influence risk for obesity and video game addiction. Children with bedroom media are also likely to be exposed to more media violence. The violent content increased normative beliefs about aggression, which increased physical aggression, providing support for the content hypothesis. This study demonstrates that media can have effects not just from what they show, but also because of what children are not exposed to. Bedroom media are therefore a robust risk factor for several aspects of child development. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).

  17. Risk factors for caries - control and prevention

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    Melida Hasanagić

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    Full Text Available Objectives. To investigate a prevalence of caries, filled permanentand extracted permanent teeth, as well as caries risk factors inschool children aged 7, 9 and 11.Methods. The survey included 800 children (296 children aged7; 254 children aged 9 and 250 children aged 11 from the MostarMunicipality, 400 of them living in both rural and urban areas.A dental mirror and standard light of dental chair were used forexamination. The DMF index (Dental Caries, Missing Teeth andFilled Teeth was determined, as well as failure in keeping teethhygiene, sugar intake with food, and incidence of oral cavity infection.Results. The dental state of permanent teeth in children aged 7and 9 has shown significant difference between the children fromrural and urban areas (p < 0,001. Out of 2,698 and 2,790 permanentteeth in children aged 11 from rural and urban areas, 1,086(40,25 % and 884 (31.68 % had caries, respectively (p < 0.01.The difference between these groups of children has been foundin relation to the index of oral hygiene too (p < 0.05.Conclusion. An identification of risk groups for getting caries wasvery important and could help health and social structures to maintaintheir programs in order to improve oral health.

  18. Risk Factors of Dystocia in Nulliparous Women

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    Alijahan, Rahele; Kordi, Masoumeh

    2014-01-01

    Background: Detection of women at risk for dystocia will allow physicians to make preparations and treatment decisions that can minimize maternal and neonatal morbidity. We aimed to determine the risk factors for dystocia in nulliparous women. Methods: This case series enrolled 447 nulliparous women who presented with a single pregnancy in the vertex presentation and gestational age of 38-42 weeks. Maternal anthropometric measurements were obtained upon admission. We defined dystocia as a cesarean section or vacuum delivery for abnormal progression of labor as evidenced by the presence of effective uterine contractions, cervical dilation of less than 1 cm/h in the active phase for 2 h, duration of the second stage beyond 2 h, or fetal head descent less than 1 cm/h. Data were analyzed by SPSS software version 11.5. Kruskal-Wallis, logistic regression, chi-square, Student’s t test and the Mann-Whitney tests were used as appropriated. Results: The state anxiety score (OR=10.58, CI: 1.97-56.0), posterior head position (OR=9.53, CI: 4.68-19.36), fetal head swelling in the second stage of labor (OR=6.85, CI: 2.60-18.01), transverse diagonal of Michaelis sacral ≤9.6 cm (OR=6.19, CI: 2.49-15.40), and height to fundal ratio dystocia. Conclusion: Critical care during labor and delivery in women who have a height to fundal height ratio of dystocia. PMID:24850982

  19. Risk factors of post renal transplant hyperparathyroidism

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    Jahromi, Alireza Hamidian; Roozbeh, Jamshid; Raiss-Jalali, Ghanbar Ali; Dabaghmanesh, Alireza; Jalaeian, Hamed; Bahador, Ali; Nikeghbalian, Saman; Salehipour, Mehdi; Salahi, Heshmat; Malek-Hosseini, Ali

    2009-01-01

    It is well recognized that patients with end stage renal diseases (ESRD) have hyper-plastic parathyroid glands. In most patients, a decrease in parathyroid hormone (PTH) occurs by about 1 year after renal transplantation. However, some renal transplant recipients continue to have elevated level of PTH. We prospectively evaluated 121 patients undergoing renal transplantation between August 2000 and 2002. The duration of dialysis, calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), albumin, creatinine and iPTH levels were recorded prior to transplantation and three months and one year after transplantation. These 121 patients were on dialysis for an average period of 17.4 months prior to transplantation. An increase in the serum Ca and a decrease in serum P and iPTH level was seen in the patients after transplantation (P< 0.001). Hyperparathyroidism was in 12 (9.9%) and 7 (5.7%) patients three months and one year after transplantation respectively. Elderly patients and patients with longer duration on dialysis had an increased risk of developing post transplant hyperparathyroidism and hypercalcemia in the first year post transplant (P< 0.05). In conclusion age and duration on dialysis before transplantation seems to be important risk factors for post transplant hyperparathyroidism. (author)

  20. Risk factors in iatrogenic spinal cord injury.

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    Montalva-Iborra, A; Alcanyis-Alberola, M; Grao-Castellote, C; Torralba-Collados, F; Giner-Pascual, M

    2017-09-01

    In the last years, there has been a change in the aetiology of spinal cord injury. There has been an increase in the number of elderly patients with spinal cord injuries caused by diseases or medical procedures. The aim of this study is to investigate the frequency of the occurrence of iatrogenic spinal cord injury in our unit. The secondary aim is to study what variables can be associated with a higher risk of iatrogenesis. A retrospective, descriptive, observational study of patients with acute spinal cord injury admitted from June 2009 to May 2014 was conducted. The information collected included the patient age, aetiology, neurological level and grade of injury when admitted and when discharged, cardiovascular risk factors, a previous history of depression and any prior treatment with anticoagulant or antiplatelet drugs. We applied a logistic regression. The grade of statistical significance was established as Pinjury was the thoracic level (48%). The main aetiology of spinal cord injury caused by iatrogenesis was surgery for degenerative spine disease, in patients under the age of 30 were treated with intrathecal chemotherapy. Iatrogenic spinal cord injury is a frequent complication. A statistically significant association between a patient history of depression and iatrogenic spinal cord injury was found as well as with anticoagulant and antiplatelet drug use prior to iatrogenic spinal cord injury.

  1. Hypoglycaemia as a new cardiovascular risk factor

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    Daniel Rogowicz

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available The World Health Organization (WHO recognized diabetes as one of the four most important and priority health issues out of non-communicable diseases. According to a report by the WHO with the year 2016 the prevalence of diabetes for 3 decades and continues to grow, this problem applies to the entire world. In 2014. the number of diabetes patients brought the 422 million, by comparison, in 1980. It was 108 million. A badly aligned metabolically diabetes contributes to the development of numerous complications of micro-and macro-angiopathic, which are related to adverse prognosis and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Striving for the best possible alignment of the carbohydrate economy reduces both the mortality and cardiovascular. However, some patients with diabetes intensive glucose control is not effective and increases the incidence of severe hypoglycemia, which in turn some patients increases cardiovascular mortality. The aim of the work is the appearance of hypoglycemia as a factor that increases the risk of death in cardiovascular diseases. The work also emphasises the importance of cardiovascular diseases in diabetes, which are the most common complication of diabetes and the most common cause of death in this group of patients.

  2. Impact of risk factors on cardiovascular risk: a perspective on risk estimation in a Swiss population.

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    Chrubasik, Sigrun A; Chrubasik, Cosima A; Piper, Jörg; Schulte-Moenting, Juergen; Erne, Paul

    2015-01-01

    In models and scores for estimating cardiovascular risk (CVR), the relative weightings given to blood pressure measurements (BPMs), and biometric and laboratory variables are such that even large differences in blood pressure lead to rather low differences in the resulting total risk when compared with other concurrent risk factors. We evaluated this phenomenon based on the PROCAM score, using BPMs made by volunteer subjects at home (HBPMs) and automated ambulatory BPMs (ABPMs) carried out in the same subjects. A total of 153 volunteers provided the data needed to estimate their CVR by means of the PROCAM formula. Differences (deltaCVR) between the risk estimated by entering the ABPM and that estimated with the HBPM were compared with the differences (deltaBPM) between the ABPM and the corresponding HBPM. In addition to the median values (= second quartile), the first and third quartiles of blood pressure profiles were also considered. PROCAM risk values were converted to European Society of Cardiology (ESC) risk values and all participants were assigned to the risk groups low, medium and high. Based on the PROCAM score, 132 participants had a low risk for suffering myocardial infarction, 16 a medium risk and 5 a high risk. The calculated ESC scores classified 125 participants into the low-risk group, 26 into the medium- and 2 into the high-risk group for death from a cardiovascular event. Mean ABPM tended to be higher than mean HBPM. Use of mean systolic ABPM or HBPM in the PROCAM formula had no major impact on the risk level. Our observations are in agreement with the rather low weighting of blood pressure as risk determinant in the PROCAM score. BPMs assessed with different methods had relatively little impact on estimation of cardiovascular risk in the given context of other important determinants. The risk calculations in our unselected population reflect the given classification of Switzerland as a so-called cardiovascular "low risk country".

  3. Cold - an underrated risk factor for health

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    Mercer, James B.

    2003-01-01

    Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are responsible for around 20% of all deaths worldwide (approximately 14 million) and are the principal cause of death in all developed countries, accounting for 50% of all deaths. Variations in the annual per capita death rates in different countries are well documented. Less well known are seasonal variations in death rates, with the highest levels occurring during the colder winter months, which have been described in many countries. This phenomenon is referred to as excess winter mortality. CVD-related deaths account for the majority of excess winter deaths (up to 70% in some countries), while about half of the remaining are due to increases in respiratory diseases. Paradoxically, CVD mortality increases to a greater extent with a given fall in temperature in regions with warm winters. While much of the indirect evidence points to the notion that cold is somehow involved in explaining excess winter deaths, the mechanism by which seemingly mild exposure to cold ambient conditions can increase the risk of death remains unclear. The strong indirect epidemiological evidence coupling cold climate to mortality may be related to indoor rather than outdoor climatic conditions (e.g., cold/damp houses versus arm/dry houses) coupled with a plethora of factors including health status, ageing-related deterioration in physiological and behavioral thermoregulation, toxicology, and socioeconomic factors

  4. Periodontitis as a Risk Factor of Atherosclerosis

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    Jirina Bartova

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Over the last two decades, the amount of evidence corroborating an association between dental plaque bacteria and coronary diseases that develop as a result of atherosclerosis has increased. These findings have brought a new aspect to the etiology of the disease. There are several mechanisms by which dental plaque bacteria may initiate or worsen atherosclerotic processes: activation of innate immunity, bacteremia related to dental treatment, and direct involvement of mediators activated by dental plaque and involvement of cytokines and heat shock proteins from dental plaque bacteria. There are common predisposing factors which influence both periodontitis and atherosclerosis. Both diseases can be initiated in early childhood, although the first symptoms may not appear until adulthood. The formation of lipid stripes has been reported in 10-year-old children and the increased prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents is a risk factor contributing to lipid stripes development. Endothelium damage caused by the formation of lipid stripes in early childhood may lead to bacteria penetrating into blood circulation after oral cavity procedures for children as well as for patients with aggressive and chronic periodontitis.

  5. Occupational risk factors and voice disorders.

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    Vilkman, E

    1996-01-01

    From the point of view of occupational health, the field of voice disorders is very poorly developed as compared, for instance, to the prevention and diagnostics of occupational hearing disorders. In fact, voice disorders have not even been recognized in the field of occupational medicine. Hence, it is obviously very rare in most countries that the voice disorder of a professional voice user, e.g. a teacher, a singer or an actor, is accepted as an occupational disease by insurance companies. However, occupational voice problems do not lack significance from the point of view of the patient. We also know from questionnaires and clinical studies that voice complaints are very common. Another example of job-related health problems, which has proved more successful in terms of its occupational health status, is the repetition strain injury of the elbow, i.e. the "tennis elbow". Its textbook definition could be used as such to describe an occupational voice disorder ("dysphonia professional is"). In the present paper the effects of such risk factors as vocal loading itself, background noise and room acoustics and low relative humidity of the air are discussed. Due to individual factors underlying the development of professional voice disorders, recommendations rather than regulations are called for. There are many simple and even relatively low-cost methods available for the prevention of vocal problems as well as for supporting rehabilitation.

  6. Menopause as risk factor for oxidative stress.

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    Sánchez-Rodríguez, Martha A; Zacarías-Flores, Mariano; Arronte-Rosales, Alicia; Correa-Muñoz, Elsa; Mendoza-Núñez, Víctor Manuel

    2012-03-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the influence of menopause (hypoestrogenism) as a risk factor for oxidative stress. We carried out a cross-sectional study with 187 perimenopausal women from Mexico City, including 94 premenopausal (mean ± SD age, 44.9 ± 4.0 y; estrogen, 95.8 ± 65.7 pg/mL; follicle-stimulating hormone, 13.6 ± 16.9 mIU/mL) and 93 postmenopausal (mean ± SD age, 52.5 ± 3.3 y; estrogen, 12.8 ± 6.8 pg/mL; follicle-stimulating hormone, 51.4 ± 26.9 mIU/mL) women. We measured lipoperoxides using a thiobarbituric acid-reacting substance assay, erythrocyte superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase activities, and the total antioxidant status with the Randox kit. An alternative cutoff value for lipoperoxide level of 0.320 μmol/L or higher was defined on the basis of the 90th percentile of young healthy participants. All women answered the Menopause Rating Scale, the Athens Insomnia Scale, and a structured questionnaire about pro-oxidant factors, that is, smoking, consumption of caffeinated and alcoholic beverages, and physical activity. Finally, we measured weight and height and calculated body mass index. The lipoperoxide levels were significantly higher in the postmenopausal group than in the premenopausal group (0.357 ± 0.05 vs 0.331 ± 0.05 μmol/L, P = 0.001). Using logistic regression to control pro-oxidant variables, we found that menopause was the main risk factor for oxidative stress (odds ratio, 2.62; 95% CI, 1.35-5.11; P menopause rating score, insomnia score, and lipoperoxides, and this relationship was most evident in the postmenopausal group (menopause scale, r = 0.327 [P = 0.001]; insomnia scale, r = 0.209 [P < 0.05]). Our findings suggest that the depletion of estrogen in postmenopause could cause oxidative stress in addition to the known symptoms.

  7. Hoarseness and Risk Factors in University Teachers.

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    Korn, Gustavo Polacow; Augusto de Lima Pontes, Antonio; Abranches, Denise; Augusto de Lima Pontes, Paulo

    2015-07-01

    To characterize the presence of hoarseness and the risk factors in male and female university teachers in private institutions in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Cross-sectional survey. Voice self-evaluation forms prepared by the Brazilian Ministry of Labor were administered to 846 university teachers in a private institution in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Prevalence of hoarseness in the sample is 39.6%. Percentage of hoarseness is higher in females (51.8%) than in males (32.6%). Comparing hoarseness and time of teaching, it was observed that the percentage of hoarseness is lower in a time shorter or equal to 1 year, and it is higher in a time between 10 and 20 years. Percentage of hoarseness is lower in the maximum workload of one to three class hours per day compared with the other workloads. Percentage of hoarseness is lower when the maximum number of students per classroom is less than 30 than when it is between 101 and 150 students. Other factors like in terms of noise and sound competition, air pollution, and in terms of causing stress and anxiety, besides habits and style/quality of life are related to the presence of hoarseness. University teachers show high percentage of hoarseness. Factors, such as time of teaching, females, work organization, workplace, in terms of noise and sound competition, air pollution, and in terms of causing stress and anxiety, besides habits and style/quality of life, are related to the presence of hoarseness in this group. Copyright © 2015 The Voice Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Systematic assessment of environmental risk factors for bipolar disorder

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    Bortolato, Beatrice; Köhler, Cristiano A.; Evangelou, Evangelos

    2017-01-01

    factors supported by high epidemiological credibility. Methods: We searched the Pubmed/MEDLINE, EMBASE and PsycInfo databases up to 7 October 2016 to identify systematic reviews and meta-analyses of observational studies that assessed associations between putative environmental risk factors and BD......Objectives: The pathophysiology of bipolar disorder is likely to involve both genetic and environmental risk factors. In our study, we aimed to perform a systematic search of environmental risk factors for BD. In addition, we assessed possible hints of bias in this literature, and identified risk...... met the inclusion criteria (seven meta-analyses and nine qualitative systematic reviews). Fifty-one unique environmental risk factors for BD were evaluated. Six meta-analyses investigated associations with a risk factor for BD. Only irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) emerged as a risk factor for BD...

  9. COMPLIANCE AS FACTORING BUSINESS RISK MANAGEMENT: CONTROL ASPECTS

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    2016-01-01

    Indetermination of modern economy conditions and the lack of theoretical knowledge gained by domestic scientists about risk in factoring business actualize the research concerning the methodology and technique of factoring companies’ risk management. The article examines compliance which is the technology innovative for Ukrainian market of factoring risk management technologies. It is determined that the compliance is the risk management process directed to free will correspondence to sta...

  10. Knowledge of Stroke Risk Factors among Stroke Survivors in Nigeria

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    Grace Vincent-Onabajo; Taritei Moses

    2016-01-01

    Background. Knowledge of stroke risk factors is expected to reduce the incidence of stroke?whether first-ever or recurrent. This study examined knowledge of stroke risk factors and its determinants among stroke survivors. Methods. A cross-sectional survey of consenting stroke survivors at two physiotherapy facilities in Nigeria was carried out. Sociodemographic and clinical data were obtained and knowledge of stroke risk factors (defined as the ability to mention at least one correct risk fac...

  11. [Analysis of risk factors associated with professional drivers’ work].

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    Czerwińska, Maja; Hołowko, Joanna; Stachowska, Ewa

    Professional driver is an occupation associated with high health risk. The factors which increase the risk of developing lifestyle diseases are closely related to working conditions. The aim of this study was to analyse the risk factors which are associated with professional drivers’ lifestyle. The material consisted of 23 articles from PubMed.gov. Risk factors related to drivers’ work have a signiicant impact on their health.

  12. Childhood risk factors for developing fibromyalgia

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Patrick Olivieri,1 Bruce Solitar,2,* Michel Dubois3,*1NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA; 2Department of Rheumatology, 3Department of Pain Management, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, USA*These authors contributed equally to this workBackground: Fibromyalgia is a disease process without an obvious etiology. While some evidence suggests that adverse experiences in childhood contribute to its development, specific evidence has been equivocal.Methods: A total of 36 patients with fibromyalgia from the greater New York area were recruited and surveyed using the Centers for Disease Control's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey, and questions from the section on adverse childhood experiences were administered. The results were compared to those obtained from over 400,000 people surveyed by the Centers for Disease control each year, and were monitored for statistically significant differences.Results: A statistically significant difference was noted among the control group, suggesting that individuals reported growing up with someone who was depressed when the respondents were between the ages of 0 and 18 years old. Moreover, respondents reported that they were hit by their parents in some way, were insulted or cursed at by their parents, and had been forced to have sex with someone at least 5 years older than them or with an adult. No correlation was found with the following variables and the development of fibromyalgia: growing up with divorced or separated parents; growing up with someone sentenced to serve time in jail; or having parents that abused each other. Additionally, statistically significant differences were found for the following categories: lack of emotional support; life dissatisfaction; fair or poor health; physical, mental or emotional disability; and being divorced or not married.Discussion: Using this well-validated survey, it became clear that at least six specific adverse childhood

  13. Cardiovascular Risk Factors among First Year Medical Students

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    Raj Krishna Dangol

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Detection of cardiovascular risk in young age is important to motivate them to modify life styles and seek health care early to lower the chances of acquiring cardiovascular disease in later age. This study was done to assess cardiovascular risk factors among first year medical students. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted throughout September and October 2017 in which all first year medical students from a medical college were assessed for the presence of cardiovascular risk factors. Participants’ demography, family history of illness, anthropometric measurements, and blood reports of lipid profile and fasting glucose were acquired. Data were analyzed with Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS-21. Result: There were 99 participants; 55 males and 44 females. One or more risk factors were present in 87 (87.9% participants. Moreover, 67.7% (n = 67 participants had more than one risk factors. Low HDL-cholesterol was the most common (n = 55, 55.6% risk factor followed by elevated triacylglycerol (n = 47, 47.5% and family history of hypertension (n = 45, 45.5%. There was no significant difference in presence of various risk factors between genders. Conclusion: There was higher prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among first year medical students. Majority of them had more than one risk factors. Low HDL-cholesterol was the most common risk factor. The risk factors were comparable in males and females.

  14. Prevalência e fatores associados à pressão arterial elevada, seu conhecimento e tratamento em idosos no sul do Brasil Prevalencia y factores asociados a la presión arterial elevada, su conocimiento y tratamiento en ancianos en el sur de Brasil Prevalence and factors associated with high blood pressure, awareness, and treatment among elderly in Southern Brazil

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    Maruí Weber Corseuil Giehl

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    Full Text Available O objetivo foi estimar a prevalência e investigar os fatores associados à pressão arterial elevada, seu conhecimento e tratamento em idosos de Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil. Trata-se de estudo transversal de base populacional e amostra complexa. A pressão arterial elevada foi definida pela medida do nível pressórico ou uso de anti-hipertensivo, ou diagnóstico prévio. A associação dos desfechos com as variáveis independentes foi verificada pela regressão de Poisson. Foram entrevistados 1.705 idosos. Desses, 84,6% apresentaram pressão arterial elevada, 77,5% estavam cientes da doença e 79,1% a tratavam. A prevalência associou-se à dependência funcional e idade e índice de massa corporal (IMC elevados. Idosos do sexo feminino, idade e IMC elevados, pior percepção em saúde e consulta médica recente estavam mais cientes da doença. O tratamento associou-se a sexo masculino, dependência funcional, pior percepção em saúde e consulta médica recente. Ainda que políticas públicas em saúde devam ser universais, é preciso considerar a desigual distribuição da pressão arterial elevada na população, direcionando-se ações de prevenção, diagnóstico e garantia de tratamento.El objetivo fue estimar la prevalencia e investigar los factores asociados a la presión arterial elevada, su conocimiento y tratamiento en ancianos de Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil. Se trata de un estudio transversal de base poblacional y muestreo complejo. La presión arterial elevada fue definida por la medida del nivel de presión sanguínea el uso de antihipertensivos, el diagnóstico previo. La asociación de los desenlaces con las variables independientes fue verificada por la regresión de Poisson. Se entrevistaron a 1.705 ancianos. De ellos, un 84,6% presentaron presión arterial elevada, un 77,5% eran conscientes de la enfermedad y un 79,1% la trataban. La prevalencia se asoció a la dependencia funcional y edad e índice de

  15. Risk factors in limb reduction defects.

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    Stoll, C; Alembik, Y; Dott, B; Roth, M P

    1992-07-01

    Risk factors were studied in 123 children with limb reduction defects (LRD) from 118,265 consecutive births of known outcome during the period from 1979 to 1987 in the area which is covered by our registry of congenital malformations. For each case a control was studied. The LRD was localised and classified according to the EUROCAT guide for the description and classification of limb defects. The prevalence of LRD was 1.04 per thousand: 82.9% of the babies were liveborn, 13.0% were late spontaneous abortion or stillborn and termination was performed in 4.0% of the cases. The proportion of males was 0.55. The most common malformations in the 51.2% of children who had at least one other anomaly than LRD were associated cardiac, digestive and renal anomalies. The pregnancy with limb anomalies was more often complicated by oligohydramnios, polyhydramnios and threatened abortion but there were no differences in parental characteristics. However, 9.7% of marriages were consanguineous (P less than 0.01) and the incidence of LRD in first-degree relatives of the children with LRD was high. First-degree relatives also had more non-limb malformations than did those of controls.

  16. Postinfusion Phlebitis: Incidence and Risk Factors

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    Webster, Joan; McGrail, Matthew; Marsh, Nicole; Wallis, Marianne C.; Ray-Barruel, Gillian; Rickard, Claire M.

    2015-01-01

    Objective. To document the incidence of postinfusion phlebitis and to investigate associated risk factors. Design. Analysis of existing data set from a large randomized controlled trial, the primary purpose of which was to compare routine peripheral intravascular catheter changes with changing catheters only on clinical indication. Participants and Setting. Patients admitted to a large, acute general hospital in Queensland, Australia, and who required a peripheral intravenous catheter. Results. 5,907 PIVCs from 3,283 patients were studied. Postinfusion phlebitis at 48 hours was diagnosed in 59 (1.8%) patients. Fifteen (25.4%) of these patients had phlebitis at removal and also at 48 hours after removal. When data were analyzed per catheter, the rate was lower, 62/5907 (1.1%). The only variable associated with postinfusion phlebitis was placement of the catheter in the emergency room (P = 0.03). Conclusion. Although not a common occurrence, postinfusion phlebitis may be problematic so it is important for health care staff to provide patients with information about what to look for after an intravascular device has been removed. This trial is registered with ACTRN12608000445370. PMID:26075092

  17. Postinfusion Phlebitis: Incidence and Risk Factors

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    Joan Webster

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To document the incidence of postinfusion phlebitis and to investigate associated risk factors. Design. Analysis of existing data set from a large randomized controlled trial, the primary purpose of which was to compare routine peripheral intravascular catheter changes with changing catheters only on clinical indication. Participants and Setting. Patients admitted to a large, acute general hospital in Queensland, Australia, and who required a peripheral intravenous catheter. Results. 5,907 PIVCs from 3,283 patients were studied. Postinfusion phlebitis at 48 hours was diagnosed in 59 (1.8% patients. Fifteen (25.4% of these patients had phlebitis at removal and also at 48 hours after removal. When data were analyzed per catheter, the rate was lower, 62/5907 (1.1%. The only variable associated with postinfusion phlebitis was placement of the catheter in the emergency room (P=0.03. Conclusion. Although not a common occurrence, postinfusion phlebitis may be problematic so it is important for health care staff to provide patients with information about what to look for after an intravascular device has been removed. This trial is registered with ACTRN12608000445370.

  18. [Amblyopia. Epidemiology, causes and risk factors].

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    Elflein, H M

    2016-04-01

    Amblyopia is the main cause for mostly monocular, impaired vision in childhood. Treatment and prevention of amblyopia is only effective during childhood. Ophthalmological screening of children does not yet exist in Germany. The prevalence of amblyopia in Germany is 5.6%, which is higher than in reports from studies in Australia; however, the prevalence of amblyopia is not comparable in these studies due to different definitions of amblyopia and the inclusion/exclusion criteria of the study cohorts. At present it is unknown at what age ophthalmological screening should be carried out to prevent amblyopia and the appropriate frequency of screening examinations. Amblyopia is a disorder of the visual cortex that is due to suppression and deprivation of one eye leading to unilateral visual impairment. Approximately 50% of cases of amblyopia are caused by anisometropia, 25% by strabismus and in every sixth person by a combination of both. Other causes, such as unilateral congenital cataracts are relatively rare. A variety of factors, such as ocular pathologies, premature birth, familial disposition and general diseases are associated with an increased risk for amblyopia.

  19. Risk factors for postpartum urinary incontinence.

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    Leroy, Lígia da Silva; Lúcio, Adélia; Lopes, Maria Helena Baena de Moraes

    2016-04-01

    To investigate the risk factors for postpartum urinary incontinence (UI) and its characteristics. This was a case-control study with 344 puerperal women (77 cases and 267 controls) with up to 90 days postpartum. In a single session, participants were given a questionnaire with sociodemographic and clinical data and two others that assessed urine leakage, leakage situations, and type of UI. Stress UI was present in 45.5% of the women, incidents of urine leakage several times a day in 44.2%, of which 71.4% were in small amounts and 57.1% when coughing or sneezing. In 70.1% of cases, UI began during pregnancy and remained through the postpartum period. After running a binary logistic regression model, the following factors remained in the final model: UI during pregnancy (OR 12.82, CI 95% 6.94 - 23.81, ppregnancy and remained through the postpartum period. Urinary incontinence during pregnancy, multiparity, gestational age at birth greater or equal to 37 weeks, and constipation were presented as risk factors. In the studied group, stress UI was more frequent. Investigar os fatores de risco para a incontinência urinária (IU) no puerpério e as suas características. Trata-se de estudo caso-controle com 344 puérperas (77 casos e 267 controles), com até 90 dias pós-parto. Foi aplicado, em um único momento, um questionário para os dados sociodemográficos e clínicos, e dois outros para avaliar a perda urinária, situações de perda e o tipo de IU. Apresentaram IU de esforço 45,5%, perda urinária diversas vezes ao dia 44,2%, sendo 71,4% em pequena quantidade e 57,1% ao tossir ou espirrar. Em 70,1% dos casos a IU iniciou-se na gestação e permaneceu no puerpério. Ao ajustar-se um modelo de regressão logística binária, apenas IU na gestação (OR 12,82, IC 95% 6,94 - 23,81, p<0,0001), multiparidade (OR 2,26, IC 95% 1,22 - 4,19, p=0,009), idade gestacional no parto maior ou igual a 37 semanas (OR 2,52, IC 95% 1,16 - 5,46, p=0,02) e constipação (OR 1,94, IC

  20. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adolescents secondary ...

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    Background: The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2 DM) in children and ... had none of the risk factors while 272(30.9%) had at least one risk factor. Using the American Diabetes Association criteria for identification of those at risk for ...

  1. Pharmacological undertreatment of coronary risk factors in patients with psoriasis

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    Ahlehoff, Ole; Skov, Lone; Gislason, Gunnar Hilmar

    2012-01-01

    Patients with psoriasis have increased prevalence of coronary risk factors and limited recent results have suggested that these risk factors are undertreated in patients with psoriasis. This may contribute to the increased risk of cardiovascular diseases observed in patients with psoriasis....

  2. Perception and risk factors for cervical cancer among women in ...

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    Objective: This study assessed the perception of risk of cervical cancer and existence of risk factors for cervical cancer based on five known risk factors among women attending the Tamale Teaching Hospital in Tamale, Ghana. Methods: A consecutive sample of 300 women was interviewed using a semi structured ...

  3. Assessment of cardiovascular risk factors in obese individual in ...

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    Background: Risk factor modification can reduce clinical events and premature death in people with established cardiovascular disease (CVD) as well as in those who are at high cardiovascular risk due to one or more risk factors. Obesity, a common nutritional disorder in industrialized countries is associated with an ...

  4. Modifiable risk factors and colorectal adenomas among those at high risk of colorectal cancer

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    2011-01-01

    Epidemiological studies have identified several modifiable risk factors for colorectal neoplasms in the general population. However, associations between modifiable risk factors, including body mass index (BMI), smoking, alcohol consumption and dietary patterns, and colorectal neoplasms in two

  5. Cardiovascular Risk Factors and 10-year Risk for Coronary Heart Disease in Korean Women

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    Sunjoo Boo, RN, PhD

    2012-03-01

    Conclusion: Modifiable cardiovascular risk factors are highly prevalent in Korean women, and the combination of risk factors is common. Development and implementation of multifaceted nursing interventions are required to confront the current epidemic rise of CHD in Korean women.

  6. Low-risk factor profile, estrogen levels, and breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women

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    Rod, Naja Hulvej; Hansen, Ase Marie; Nielsen, Jens

    2008-01-01

    Obesity, alcohol consumption, physical inactivity and postmenopausal hormone use are known modifiable risk factors for breast cancer. We aim to measure incidence rates of breast cancer for women with favorable levels on all 4 risk factors (BMI......Obesity, alcohol consumption, physical inactivity and postmenopausal hormone use are known modifiable risk factors for breast cancer. We aim to measure incidence rates of breast cancer for women with favorable levels on all 4 risk factors (BMI...

  7. Risk Factors for Hyperglycaemia in Pregnancy in Tamil Nadu, India

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    Nielsen, Karoline Kragelund; Damm, Peter; Kapur, Anil

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    . Objective: The aims of this observational study were to examine the role of potential risk factors for HIP, and to investigate whether any single or accumulated risk factor(s) could be used to predict HIP among women attending GDM screening at three centres in urban, semi-urban and rural Tamil Nadu, India...

  8. Modifiable risk factors of hypertension and socio demographic ...

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    Background: Factors associated with the development of hypertension can be categorized into modifiable and non‑modifiable risk factors. The modifiable risk factors include obesity, physical inactivity, high salt diet, smoking alcohol consumption and others. Aim: This study was aimed to determine the prevalence of ...

  9. Prevalencia de hepatitis B y C en donadores de sangre en un hospital de tercer nivel de la ciudad de México

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    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar la prevalencia del virus de la hepatitis C (VHC y de la B (VHB en donadores que acudieron al Banco de Sangre del hospital Médica Sur. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se incluyeron en el estudio 9 099 donadores, registrados entre 1994 y 1998. Se les aplicó un cuestionario y se determinó VHC y VHB. Se obtuvieron porcentajes y se analizaron los resultados por medio de la prueba ji². RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de portadores de VHC y VHB fue de 0.47 y 0.11%, respectivamente. Los factores de riesgo más importantes para VHC y VHB fueron los procedimientos dentales (11.6% y (20%; respectivamente; y 20% por prácticas sexuales riesgosas como factor de riesgo para VHB. CONCLUSIONES: Los resultados sugieren una baja prevalencia de la infección por VHC y VHB en la población estudiada.

  10. Risk factors for osteoarthritis of the hip

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    Filipović Karmela

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Osteoarthritis of the hip is a degenerative disease of hip unknown origin, with pain, stiffness and diminished joint function. AIM: determine the influence of the load of the hip joint during professional activity and BMI as risk factors for the hip osteoarthritis. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We analysed 148 patients. Patients were divided into two groups ( I group with osteoarthritis of the hip, II group without osteoarthritis of the hip. In all, performed diagnostic procedure: anamnesis, physical examination (estimate of walking and hip joint movement, laboratory blood test and urine test radiological examination and taking data on the height and weight to calculated BMI. We assessed the data that is related to the load of the hip joint during professional activities (mostly sitting work and mostly standing job with carrying load. Statistical analysis was done using the software package SPSS 14.0, Microsoft Office Word 2003. RESULTS: In the first group, average age was 67.76 years, with females prevailing (67.6%. In this group the larger body mass was noted (81.82 ± 12.18, with statistically significant difference (T-test 2.923, p<0.01; the average BMI was higher the average BMI was higher (30.18 ± 4.6, with statistically significant difference (T-test 3.832, p<0.01. This group had more overweight patients (87.7%,with statistically significant difference (Fisher test, p<0.01. In I group 62,2% of patients were doing hard physical work (standing job with repeated carrying load and we found statistically significant difference between groups (Fisher test p<0,01. CONCLUSION: Patients with osteoarthritis of the hip had a higher body weight, higher BMI. Also we found the influence of hard physical labor at work, and they were performed mostly standing job with carrying load.

  11. Risk Factors for Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis

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    Cleopas Martin Rumende

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    Diabetes mellitus has been a well-known risk factor for TB in the past. The global convergence of the accelerating type 2 DM pandemic, high TB prevalence and drug-resistant TB during the past couple of decades has become a serious challenge to clinicians worldwide. Over the past few years, some studies have shown that the treatment failure rate is higher in TB patients with DM as comorbidity. Moreover, there is significant association between DM an MDR-TB. There is higher chance of TB bacilli persistence to be present in sputum of pulmonary TB patient with DM than TB-only patient after 5 months treatment, and this persistence made it necessary for more longer treatment. Presence of DM in TB patients cause a longer period for sputum conversion, therefore it may become a major cause of poor treatment outcome in TB patients. Previous studies showed that a major mechanism for the emergence of drugs resistance in TB bacilli is random mutation in the bacterial genome and the pressure of selection by anti-TB drugs. Pulmonary TB in diabetic patients usually show higher mycobacterial loads at the initiation of treatment, hence they may have higher chance of bacillary mutation and the emergence of MDR-TB with the presenting of higher bacterial loads, longer treatment is needed to clear the bacteria. Therefore, it is not suprising that a higher chance of MDR-TB patients could be find in those patients. A pharmacokinetic study noted that plasma levels of rifampicin were 53% lower in TB patients with diabetes, which might affect treatment outcomes. Inadequate immune respons of the host may also be important in this negative effect of diabetes. Depressed production of IFN-γ in diabetic patients is related to decreasing immune response to TB infection. Reduction of IL-12 response to mycobacterial stimulation in leukocytes from TB with diabetic patients suggest a compromise of innate immune response.

  12. Vascular Risk Factors as Treatment Target to Prevent Cognitive Decline

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    Richard, Edo; Moll van Charante, Eric P.; van Gool, Willem A.

    2012-01-01

    Epidemiological studies have consistently shown that vascular risk factors including hypertension, diabetes, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, smoking, and lack of physical exercise are associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline and dementia. Neuroradiological and neuropathological studies

  13. Major Risk Factors for Heart Disease: Overweight and Obesity

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    ... we spend more time in front of computers, video games, TV, and other electronic pastimes, we have fewer ... no other risk factors. Overweight and obesity also increase the risks for diabetes, high blood pressure, high ...

  14. Local Risk Factors in Genital Human Papilloma Virus Infection in ...

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    Keywords: Genital human papilloma virus, Pap smear, Risk factors. Access this article online .... their Pap smears taken and questionnaires on sexual attitudes, .... the high‑risk types, which mediate the response of the enhancer to steroid ...

  15. Behavioural risk factors for sexually transmitted infections and health ...

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    Behavioural risk factors for sexually transmitted infections and health ... sharing of personal effects, malnourishment and sexual harassment. ... Development of risk reduction and appropriate sexual health interventions targeted at prevention ...

  16. Calcium Supplements: A Risk Factor for Heart Attack?

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    ... factor for heart attack? I've read that calcium supplements may increase the risk of heart attack. ... D. Some doctors think it's possible that taking calcium supplements may increase your risk of a heart ...

  17. Haptoglobin phenotypes as a risk factor for coronary artery disease ...

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    Apr 22, 2014 ... Recognition of diabetic individuals at greatest risk of developing coronary ..... Early detection of the disease and timely interventions can reduce the morbidity ..... additional risk factor of retinopathy in type 2 diabetes mellitus.

  18. Fraud Risk Factors and Audit Programme Modifications: Evidence from Jordan

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    Modar Abdullatif

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available This study explores how audit firms in Jordan deal with the presence of fraud risk factors in audit clients. In doing so, the study seeks to explore which fraud risk factors are more important to Jordanianauditors, and how Jordanian auditors consider modifying their audit programmes when fraud risk factors are present in clients. The study uses a structured questionnaire that was administered to seniorlevel auditors in the largest Jordanian audit firms. The findings show that almost all of the 20 fraud risk factors included in the questionnaire were only slightly important (if not unimportant, a finding that is arguably alarming. The perceived importance of modifying the audit programme in the presence of each fraud risk factor was related to the perceived importance of the fraud risk factor itself. However, changes in the nature and extent of audit procedures were more important than changes in the timing of the procedures or the members of the audit team. The most important fraud risk factors were related to the characteristics of management and its attitude towards the audit, while the least important fraud risk factors were related to the difficulties in the client’s financial performance. Factor analysis found that the fraud risk factors could be classified into four separate groups. Possible interpretations of the findings were discussed, such as considering the Jordanian business environment characteristics, and the findings were compared to those of extant international studies.

  19. PREVALENCIA DE LESIONES RELACIONADAS CON LA DEPENDENCIA EN PACIENTES HOSPITALIZADOS

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    Herrero-Montes, Manuel; Olavarría-Beivide, Encarnación; Parás-Bravo, Paula; Cacidedo-González, Raquel; Revuelta-Arroyo, Rosana; Gómez-Muñoz, Isabel

    2015-01-01

    Objetivos Determinar la prevalencia puntual de lesiones relacionadas con la dependencia (LRD) en pacientes hospitalizados en el Hospital Sierrallana/ Tres Mares (HSLL), Cantabria. Clasificar las lesiones según los criterios propuestos por el Grupo Nacional para el Estudio y Asesoramiento en Ulceras por Presión y Heridas Crónicas (GNEAUPP) en su documento técnico Nº II (mayo 2014). Métodos Estudio de prevalencia. Población: Pacientes ingresados en el área de hospitalización del ...

  20. Prevalência de aleitamento materno e fatores associados no município de Londrina-PR Prevalencia de lactancia materna y factores asociados en el municipio de Londrina-PR Prevalence of breastfeeding and associated factors in the municipality of Londrina (PR, Brazil

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    Sarah Nancy Deggau Hegeto de Souza

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever a prevalência do aleitamento materno e fatores associados no município de Londrina-PR. MÉTODOS: Estudo quantitativo, descritivo, entrevistando 770 acompanhantes de crianças menores de 12 meses, durante a campanha de vacinação antipoliomielite, em agosto de 2008. RESULTADOS: Na primeira hora, foram amamentadas 72,5% das crianças; 33,8% estavam em aleitamento materno exclusivo de zero a seis meses, no quarto mês, 53,7% e no sexto mês 7,8%; 51,5% em aleitamento materno continuado entre 9 e 12 meses. As mulheres que mais amamentaram tinham idade igual ou superior a 35 anos, escolaridade de terceiro grau, mais de um filho e estavam em licença-maternidade. CONCLUSÃO: os índices de aleitamento materno do município apresentaram evolução, porém faz-se necessário analisar as ações nos serviços de saúde para melhora desses índices.OBJETIVO: Describir la prevalencia de la lactancia materna y factores asociados en el municipio de Londrina-PR. MÉTODOS: Estudio cuantitativo, descriptivo, realizado con la entrevista a 770 acompañantes de niños menores de 12 meses, durante la campaña de vacunación antipoliomielítica, en agosto del 2008. RESULTADOS: En la primera hora, fueron amamantadas el 72,5% de los niños; el 33,8% estaban con lactancia materna exclusiva de cero a seis meses, en el cuarto mes, el 53,7% y en el sexto mes el 7,8%; el 1,5% en lactancia materna continuada entre 9 y 12 meses. Las mujeres que más amamantaron tenían edad igual o superior a 35 años, escolaridad de tercer grado, más de un hijo y estaban con licencia-maternidad. CONCLUSIÓN: los índices de lactancia materna del municipio presentaron evolución, sin embargo se hace necesario analizar las acciones en los servicios de salud para mejorar esos índices.OBJECTIVE: To describe breastfeeding prevalence and associated factors, in the municipality of Londrina, PR, Brazil. METHODS: This quantitative, descriptive study included interviews of

  1. Association of Traditional Cardiovascular Risk Factors with Venous Thromboembolism

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    Mahmoodi, Bakhtawar K; Cushman, Mary; Næss, Inger Anne

    2017-01-01

    Background: Much controversy surrounds the association of traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors with venous thromboembolism (VTE). Methods: We performed an individual level random-effect meta-analysis including 9 prospective studies with measured baseline cardiovascular disease risk...... factors and validated VTE events. Definitions were harmonized across studies. Traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors were modeled categorically and continuously using restricted cubic splines. Estimates were obtained for overall VTE, provoked VTE (ie, VTE occurring in the presence of 1 or more...

  2. Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Airline Pilots.

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    Lord, Dana; Conlon, Helen Acree

    2018-02-01

    The health of an airline pilot is imperative to the safe travels of millions of people worldwide. Medical providers evaluate the cardiovascular risks for airline pilots and the medical requirements to obtain and maintain licensure as an airline pilot. It is the role of the occupational health nurse practitioner to evaluate and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in this population.

  3. Prevalence and risk factors for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus ...

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    Prevalence and risk factors for methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage among emergency department workers and bacterial contamination on touch surfaces in Erciyes University Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey.

  4. Risk Factors for Breast Cancer and its Prognosis

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    ...: Reproductive factors and breast cancer risk Having started the process of working with these questions, we discovered a unique opportunity to differentiate the outcome variable of breast cancer...

  5. Childhood cardiovascular risk factors, a predictor of late adolescent overweight

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    Saeed Kalantari

    2016-01-01

    Conclusion: Increased CVD risk factors are predictors of future overweight in childhood and adolescent and increased weight is linked significantly with dyslipidemia and hypertension in this age group.

  6. The Influence Factors and Mechanism of Societal Risk Perception

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    Zheng, Rui; Shi, Kan; Li, Shu

    Risk perception is one of important subjects in management psychology and cognitive psychology. It is of great value in the theory and practice to investigate the societal hazards that the public cares a lot especially in Socio-economic transition period. A survey including 30 hazards and 6 risk attributes was designed and distributed to about 2, 485 residents of 8 districts, Beijing. The major findings are listed as following: Firstly, a scale of societal risk perception was designed and 2 factors were identified (Dread Risk & Unknown Risk). Secondly, structural equation model was used to analyze the influence factors and mechanism of societal risk perception. Risk preference, government support and social justice could influence societal risk perception directly. Government support fully moderated the relationship between government trust and societal risk perception. Societal risk perception influenced life satisfaction, public policy preferences and social development belief.

  7. Prevalencia de infección tuberculosa latente en trabajadores de salud de establecimientos del primer nivel de atención. Lima, Perú

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN Con el propósito de disponer de información sobre los riesgos para infección por tuberculosis, la Dirección General de Epidemiología del Ministerio de Salud, desarrolló una vigilancia centinela en establecimientos de salud de la Provincia constitucional del Callao, dicha vigilancia incluyó el diagnóstico de infección tuberculosa latente (ITL mediante la aplicación del método IGRA. El objetivo del presente estudio fue estimar la prevalencia de ITL en trabajadores de salud de un área con alta carga de enfermedad de tuberculosis. La prevalencia de ITL en trabajadores de salud fue 56%. En trabajadores con más de 10 años de servicio la prevalencia se incrementó a 63% y en trabajadores con más de 35 años de servicio se encontraron prevalencias entre 58 y 60%. Existe una alta prevalencia de ITL en trabajadores de salud de establecimientos del primer nivel de atención, identificándose al mayor tiempo de servicio, como uno de los principales factores de riesgo.

  8. Prevalencia de hábitos de vida saludables en estudiantes universitarios

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    La población universitaria es más vulnerable a no adoptar unos hábitos de vida saludable, debido a los cambios en su vida diaria con el comienzo de la etapa universitaria. Se ha observado que existe una alta prevalencia de obesidad en este grupo debido a una alimentación inadecuada y a la falta de actividad física. También influyen otros factores que les propician a seguir unos hábitos tóxicos como el consumo de alcohol y tabaco, relaciones sexuales sin protección o la falta de sueño. Por ...

  9. Video game playing as a risk factor in adolescence?

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    Diploma thesis "Video game playing as a risk factor in adolescence?" deals with actuality of risks for children and youth linked to video games. This topic is currently intensively disscused because of cases of high school shootings. There are concerns that violence in video games is connected to rising of children and youth violence. Another risks refered to video games are addiction and obesity. This diploma thesis deals with these risk too. Goal of this thesis is find out if these risks ar...

  10. Personal Factors That Influence Audit Manager’s Risk Behaviour

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    Ionescu Iancu Octavian; Turlea Eugeniu

    2011-01-01

    Risk is a fundamental concept in audit as well as in the business world at large. Yet, little is known about the personal factors that might influence the risk attitude of a decision maker. The business decision makers are usually faced with a degree of uncertainty when they have to assess risk and make decisions. This paper examines risk behaviour from an audit firm manager perspective and from an academic perspective. The emphasis is on the managerial risk behaviour in business decision mak...

  11. Maternal Risk Factors for Singleton Preterm Births and Survival at ...

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    Context: Risk factors for and survival of singleton preterm births may vary ... factors and survival‑to‑discharge rate for singleton preterm births at the University of ... Statistical analysis involved descriptive and inferential statistics at 95% level of ...

  12. Tuberculosis risk factors in Lephalale local municipality of Limpopo ...

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    study aimed to describe the risk factors for TB in Lephalale local municipality. A quantitative .... (3) to describe environmental factors that contribute to the spread of TB in ... sample was reached, two sampling methods were utilised. First.

  13. Lipid and Some Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors Assessment in a ...

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    cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) by measuring such factors as blood pressure ... heart disease. Coexistence of these factors is known to have multiplier effect ... Bearing this changing trend in mind, continuous re-evaluation of these CVD risk ...

  14. Incidence And Potential Risk Factors Of Low Birth Weight Among ...

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    Incidence And Potential Risk Factors Of Low Birth Weight Among Full Term Deliveries. ... (LBW) is a reliable indicator in monitoring and evaluating the success of maternal and child ... Key words: Low birth weight- incidence- associated factors.

  15. Media Violence and Other Aggression Risk Factors in Seven Nations.

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    Anderson, Craig A; Suzuki, Kanae; Swing, Edward L; Groves, Christopher L; Gentile, Douglas A; Prot, Sara; Lam, Chun Pan; Sakamoto, Akira; Horiuchi, Yukiko; Krahé, Barbara; Jelic, Margareta; Liuqing, Wei; Toma, Roxana; Warburton, Wayne A; Zhang, Xue-Min; Tajima, Sachi; Qing, Feng; Petrescu, Poesis

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    Cultural generality versus specificity of media violence effects on aggression was examined in seven countries (Australia, China, Croatia, Germany, Japan, Romania, the United States). Participants reported aggressive behaviors, media use habits, and several other known risk and protective factors for aggression. Across nations, exposure to violent screen media was positively associated with aggression. This effect was partially mediated by aggressive cognitions and empathy. The media violence effect on aggression remained significant even after statistically controlling a number of relevant risk and protective factors (e.g., abusive parenting, peer delinquency), and was similar in magnitude to effects of other risk factors. In support of the cumulative risk model, joint effects of different risk factors on aggressive behavior in each culture were larger than effects of any individual risk factor.

  16. Environmental Factors and Breast Cancer Risk

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    ... use of mammary gland assessments in developmental research studies, chemical test guidelines, and risk assessments. 7 X-ray and gamma radiation; alcoholic beverages; tobacco smoking; and the sterilizing agent, ethylene oxide. ...

  17. Prevalencia y severidad de la violencia contra mujeres embarazadas, México

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    Castro Roberto

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Determinar si el embarazo es un factor de riesgo o un factor de protección frente a la violencia doméstica y comparar la prevalencia y severidad de la violencia que sufren las mujeres embarazadas antes y durante el embarazo. MÉTODOS: Encuesta realizada a una muestra de 468 mujeres atendidas en consulta prenatal en su tercer trimestre de embarazo por los servicios de la Secretaría de Salud del estado de Morelos (México. Se exploró violencia emocional, física y sexual. Se construyó un índice para valorar la severidad. Se identificaron las variables más asociadas a la violencia durante el embarazo. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de violencia total no cambió significativamente antes y durante el embarazo (32%. La prevalencia de cada uno de los tres tipos de violencia se mantuvo asimismo sin cambios. El 27% de las mujeres que tuvieron violencia durante el embarazo no la tuvieron antes del mismo; una proporción equivalente tuvieron violencia antes del embarazo pero no durante el mismo. La severidad de la violencia emocional se incrementó significativamente durante el embarazo (en comparación con el año previo, mientras que la severidad de la violencia física disminuyó. Variables asociadas a la violencia durante el embarazo: violencia en la infancia de la pareja; ; que la mujer haya presenciado violencia en casa durante su infancia; y violencia en el año previo al embarazo. Se presentan diversos escenarios de riesgo útiles para los prestadores de servicios. CONCLUSIONES: La violencia emocional durante el embarazo predomina por encima de la violencia fisica y sexual. Diferenciarlas contribuye a esclarecer la complejidad del fenómeno.

  18. Prevalencia y severidad de la violencia contra mujeres embarazadas, México

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    Roberto Castro

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Determinar si el embarazo es un factor de riesgo o un factor de protección frente a la violencia doméstica y comparar la prevalencia y severidad de la violencia que sufren las mujeres embarazadas antes y durante el embarazo. MÉTODOS: Encuesta realizada a una muestra de 468 mujeres atendidas en consulta prenatal en su tercer trimestre de embarazo por los servicios de la Secretaría de Salud del estado de Morelos (México. Se exploró violencia emocional, física y sexual. Se construyó un índice para valorar la severidad. Se identificaron las variables más asociadas a la violencia durante el embarazo. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de violencia total no cambió significativamente antes y durante el embarazo (32%. La prevalencia de cada uno de los tres tipos de violencia se mantuvo asimismo sin cambios. El 27% de las mujeres que tuvieron violencia durante el embarazo no la tuvieron antes del mismo; una proporción equivalente tuvieron violencia antes del embarazo pero no durante el mismo. La severidad de la violencia emocional se incrementó significativamente durante el embarazo (en comparación con el año previo, mientras que la severidad de la violencia física disminuyó. Variables asociadas a la violencia durante el embarazo: violencia en la infancia de la pareja; ; que la mujer haya presenciado violencia en casa durante su infancia; y violencia en el año previo al embarazo. Se presentan diversos escenarios de riesgo útiles para los prestadores de servicios. CONCLUSIONES: La violencia emocional durante el embarazo predomina por encima de la violencia fisica y sexual. Diferenciarlas contribuye a esclarecer la complejidad del fenómeno.

  19. Organization of accounting for factoring companies: risk-oriented approach

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    Vygivska I.M.

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available To solve the problem of rational organization of accounting factoring activity the current research identifies the types of factoring operations typical for the accounting system of factoring company, and their place in this system. The recommended provisions, which must be fixed in the accounting policy of the enterprise-factor, are presented. Based on the identification of the most significant provisions of the factoring agreement, it is proposed to limit the amount of funding depending on the type of factoring. The risk factor matrix for factoring business is developed to improve the efficiency of their management and the accounting of operations due to risk management methods. The accounting of the factoring company is proposed taking into account the following components: 1 the moment of acceptance of the sold (deferred receivable to the accounting; 2 the features of factoring depending on its type; 3 the peculiarities of accounting registration of charges in factoring operations; 4 the procedure for inventorying factoring transactions.

  20. Vertigo and dizziness in adolescents: Risk factors and their population attributable risk.

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    Filippopulos, Filipp M; Albers, Lucia; Straube, Andreas; Gerstl, Lucia; Blum, Bernhard; Langhagen, Thyra; Jahn, Klaus; Heinen, Florian; von Kries, Rüdiger; Landgraf, Mirjam N

    2017-01-01

    To assess potential risk factors for vertigo and dizziness in adolescents and to evaluate their variability by different vertigo types. The role of possible risk factors for vertigo and dizziness in adolescents and their population relevance needs to be addressed in order to design preventive strategies. The study population consisted of 1482 school-children between the age of 12 and 19 years, who were instructed to fill out a questionnaire on different vertigo types and related potential risk factors. The questionnaire specifically asked for any vertigo, spinning vertigo, swaying vertigo, orthostatic dizziness, and unspecified dizziness. Further a wide range of potential risk factors were addressed including gender, stress, muscular pain in the neck and shoulder region, sleep duration, migraine, coffee and alcohol consumption, physical activity and smoking. Gender, stress, muscular pain in the neck and shoulder region, sleep duration and migraine were identified as independent risk factors following mutual adjustment: