1,717 results match your criteria Sao Paulo Medical Journal Revista Paulista de Medicina[Journal]


What do Cochrane systematic reviews say about interventions for insomnia?

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Nov-Dec;136(6):579-585

MD, MSc, PhD. Rheumatologist; Adjunct Professor, Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP); and Researcher, Cochrane Brazil, São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Context And Objective: Insomnia is a frequent complaint that generates more than five million visits to doctors per year in the United States. This study summarizes all Cochrane systematic reviews (SRs) that evaluated interventions to treat insomnia.

Design And Setting: Review of SRs, conducted in the Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Read More

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October 2018
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Teaching skills for medical residents: are these important? A narrative review of the literature.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Nov-Dec;136(6):571-578

MD, PhD. Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP), São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Background: There is extensive evidence, mainly from the United States and Canada, that points towards the need to train medical residents in teaching skills. Much of the "informal curriculum", including professional values, is taught by residents when consultants are not around. Furthermore, data from the 1960s show the importance of acquiring these skills, not only for residents but also for all doctors. Read More

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July 2018
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Safety assessment of omeprazole use: a review.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Nov-Dec;136(6):557-570

PhD. Pharmacist and Adjunct Professor, Department of Drugs and Medicines, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Araraquara (SP), Brazil.

Background: Risks regarding hospital admission due to adverse drug reactions and drug interactions from use of omeprazole have been reported. The question guiding the present review was "Which adverse events occur in patients using omeprazole in a Food and Drug Administration-approved and/or off-label manner?" It was also proposed to evaluate the safety of use of omeprazole.

Design And Setting: Qualitative narrative review with critical evaluation, in a public university. Read More

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March 2018
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Patient satisfaction with breast reconstructionusing musculocutaneous flap from latissimus dorsiversus from rectus abdominis: a cross-sectional study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Nov-Dec;136(6):551-556

MD, PhD. Physician and Titular Professor, Discipline of Plastic Surgery, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNİFESP), São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Background: Breast cancer is the second most frequent type of cancer worldwide and the most common type among women. The treatment for this condition has evolved over recent decades with therapeutic and technological advances. Breast reconstruction techniques using musculocutaneous flaps from the latissimus dorsi and rectus abdominis have aroused interest regarding patients' quality of life. Read More

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October 2018
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Vascular endothelial growth factor, endostatin levels and clinical features among patients with ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome and among healthy controls: a cross-sectional analytical study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Nov-Dec;136(6):543-550

MD. Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Gazi Yaşargil Training And Research Hospital, Diyarbakır, Turkey.

Background: Increased angiogenetic activity in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been shown in previous studies. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship of serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and endostatin levels with clinical features and mucosal expression in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC).

Design And Setting: Cross-sectional analytical study conducted in a tertiary-level public hospital. Read More

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September 2018
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Practice of exclusive breastfeeding and its associated factors in a suburban area in Angola: a cross-sectional study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Nov-Dec;136(6):533-542

MD, PhD. Physician and Assistant Professor, Department of Social Medicine and Postgraduate Program on Epidemiology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre (RS), Brazil.

Background: Exclusive breastfeeding for six months is one of the measures with highest impact on prevention of child deaths. The determinants of breastfeeding practices are complex and differ between populations. This study aimed to identify factors associated with the prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding in a suburban area in Angola. Read More

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Expression of M30 and M65 in celiac disease. Analytical cross-sectional study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Nov-Dec;136(6):525-532

MD. Professor and Gastroenterologist, Department of Gastroenterology, Keçiören Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Background: The role of villous atrophy in apoptosis, a distinctive feature of celiac disease, is a matter of controversy. The aim of this study was to determine the apoptosis rate through immunohistochemical staining for M30 and M65 in celiac disease cases.

Design And Setting: Analytical cross-sectional study in a tertiary-level center. Read More

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September 2018

Evaluation of foot functionality in cases of rheumatoid arthritis through the FFI-BR and FHSQ-BR questionnaires: a cross-sectional observational study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Nov-Dec;136(6):520-524

MD, PhD. Professor, Department of Rheumatology, Hospital Universitário Evangélico de Curitiba, Curitiba (PR), Brazil.

Background: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect the feet, thus compromising the patient's gait and autonomy. In this study, we investigated foot disability in RA patients using the Brazilian versions of the Foot Health Status Questionnaire (FHSQ-BR) and Foot Function Index (FFI-BR).

Design And Setting: Cross-sectional, observational study conducted in a tertiary care hospital. Read More

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September 2018
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Association of alanine aminotransferase concentration with cardiometabolic risk factors in children and adolescents: the CASPIAN-V cross-sectional study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Nov-Dec;136(6):511-519

PhD. Nutritionist and Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Child Growth and Development Research Center, Research Institute for Primordial Prevention of Noncommunicable Disease, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Background: It has been suggested that the levels of some liver enzymes, and especially alanine aminotransferase (ALT), might be correlatable with cardiometabolic risk factors. We investigated the relationship between ALT concentration and cardiometabolic risk factors among children and adolescents.

Design And Setting: This nationwide study in Iran was conducted within the framework of the fifth survey of a national surveillance program known as the Childhood and Adolescence Surveillance and PreventIon of Adult Non-communicable disease study (CASPIAN-V). Read More

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September 2018
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Evaluation of podiatric disorders in a sample of children with intellectual disabilities: an analytical cross-sectional study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Nov-Dec;136(6):505-510

PhD. Full Professor, School of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Podiatry, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

Background: Intellectual disabilities (IDs) usually derive from neurodevelopmental disabilities. They limit intellectual functioning and cause adaptive behaviors and orthopedic problems. These disabilities have harmful effects on health, everyday practical skills and social functioning, and they diminish quality of life. Read More

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September 2018

The Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil): the best science is providing health for all.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Nov-Dec;136(6):499-500

MD, DrPH. Full Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP), São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

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Comparison of health-related quality of life between patients with different metatarsalgia types and matched healthy controls: a cross-sectional analysis.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Sep-Oct;136(5):464-471

RN, BSc, MLIS, DPM, DHL, PhD, FFPM RCPS. Full Professor, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

Background: Metatarsalgia can be considered to be a common complaint in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to compare quality of life (QoL) between participants with different metatarsalgia types and matched-paired healthy controls.

Design And Setting: A cross-sectional analysis on a sample of 124 participants of median age ± interquartile range of 55 ± 22 years was carried out in the University Clinic of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Ferrol, Spain. Read More

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February 2019
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Temporal trends in the nutritional status of women and children under five years of age in sub-Saharan African countries: ecological study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Sep-Oct;136(5):454-463

MSc, PhD. Physician and Professor, Postgraduate Program on Epidemiology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre (RS), Brazil.

Background: While the global prevalence of obesity is rapidly increasing, this pandemic has received less attention in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in the light of the persistent undernutrition that exists in the context of maternal and child health. We aimed to describe obesity trends among women of childbearing age over recent decades, along with trends in over and undernutrition among children under five years of age, in sub-Saharan African countries.

Design And Setting: Ecological study with temporal trend analysis in 13 sub-Saharan African countries. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1516-3180.2017.0267261117DOI Listing
February 2019
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Cross-sectional epidemiological investigations of Giardia lamblia in children in Pakistan.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Sep-Oct;136(5):449-453

MSc, PhD. Microbiologist and Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Government College University Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Background: The prevalence of Giardia lamblia in Pakistani children is currently unknown. The aim here was to evaluate the prevalence and risk factors of Giardia lamblia in children exhibiting diarrhea.

Design And Setting: Cross-sectional study at different district healthcare hospitals in Pakistan. Read More

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February 2019
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Development and validation of a whole-cell ELISA for serologically diagnosing Helicobacter pylori infection in Brazilian children and adults: a diagnostic accuracy study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Sep-Oct;136(5):442-448

MD, PhD. Full Professor, Discipline of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (EPM-UNIFESP), São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Background: Serological tests are practical, with low cost, but no noninvasive tests are available for diagnosing Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in Brazil. The aim here was to develop and validate enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) serological tests to detect anti-H. Read More

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February 2019
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Cost of a community mental health service: a retrospective study on a psychosocial care center for alcohol and drug users in São Paulo.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Sep-Oct;136(5):433-441

PhD. Psychiatrist and Affiliated Professor, Centro de Economia em Saúde Mental (CESM), Department of Psychiatry, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Background: Psychosocial care centers for alcohol and drug users (CAPS-ad) are reference services for treatment of drug users within the Brazilian National Health System. Knowledge of their total costs within the evidence-based decision-making process for public-resource allocation is essential. The aims here were to estimate the total costs of a CAPS-ad and the costs of packages of care (according to intensity of care); to ascertain the ratio between total CAPS-ad costs and the federal funding allocated; and to describe the methods for estimating unit costs for each CAPS-ad cost component. Read More

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February 2019
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Comparison of the effects of albumin and crystalloid on mortality among patients with septic shock: systematic review with meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Sep-Oct;136(5):421-432

MD. Associate Professor, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, China.

Background: This study aimed to compare the effects on mortality of albumin and crystalloid, used for fluid resuscitation among adult patients with septic shock, through conducting a meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis (TSA).

Design And Setting: Meta-analysis and TSA conducted at Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, China.

Methods: Data were collected from several major databases including MEDLINE, EMBASE, Clinical Trials. Read More

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February 2019
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Use of antibiotics by adults: a population-based cross-sectional study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Sep-Oct;136(5):407-413

MSc, PhD. Pharmacist and Professor, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas (SP), Brazil.

Background: The consumption of antibiotics has been widely discussed, mainly because of antibacterial resistance, which has become a worldwide concern. In Brazil, sale of antibiotics is currently ruled by Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA) regulation RDC 20/2011, which restricts sales to those made under medical prescription. The aims of this study were to evaluate antibiotic use and associated factors among adults in the Metropolitan Region of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, and to assess the proportion of self-medication from this use. Read More

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February 2019
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Stroke at baseline of the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil): a cross-sectional analysis.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Sep-Oct;136(5):398-406

MD, PhD. Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), and Assistant Professor, Centro de Pesquisa Clínica e Epidemiológica, Hospital Universitário, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Background: Secondary prevention of stroke is a very important goal for achieving continuous reduction in stroke mortality rates over the next decades.

Design And Setting: Cross-sectional analysis on the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health -(ELSA-Brasil), with data from Salvador, Vitória, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Porto Alegre.

Methods: This descriptive analysis focused on secondary prevention of stroke among participants who self-reported a medical diagnosis of stroke at the baseline of ELSA-Brasil, and its association with sociodemographic characteristics. Read More

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February 2019
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Accuracy of praxis test from Cambridge Cognitive Examination (CAMCOG) for Alzheimer's disease: a cross-sectional study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Sep-Oct;136(5):390-397

MSc, PhD. Professor, Centro Universitário Fieo (UniFieo), Osasco (SP), Brazil.

Background: Praxis impairment may be one of the first symptoms manifested in dementia, primarily in cortical dementia. The Cambridge Cognitive Examination (CAMCOG) evaluates praxis, but little is known about the accuracy of CAMCOG for diagnosing dementia. The aims here were to investigate the accuracy of praxis and its subitems in CAMCOG (constructive, ideomotor and ideational subitems) for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease (AD) among elderly patients. Read More

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February 2019
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Characteristics of total laparoscopic hysterectomy among women with or without previous cesarean section: retrospective analysis.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Sep-Oct;136(5):385-389

MD. Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health Sciences University Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: The number of hysterectomized patients with previous cesarean sections (CSs) has increased due to increasing CS rates. A previous history of CS has been demonstrated to be an important risk factor for major complications in total laparoscopic hysterectomy. The aim here was to evaluate the major complications and safety of TLH in patients with previous CS. Read More

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February 2019
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Chlorella-induced thrombocytopenia.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018;136(6):602-603. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

MD. Professor, Division of Hematology, Adnan Menderes University Medical Faculty, Aydın, Turkey.

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December 2018
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Central hemodynamic parameters to predict cardiovascular outcomes and mortality among the elderly: protocol for a systematic review.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018;136(6):501-504. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

PhD. Physician and Director, Clínica Del Cuore, Antonio Prado (RS), Brazil.

Background: Central blood pressure is a factor that may predict cardiovascular events. However, its use in clinical practice is not well consolidated. Therefore, the aim of our study will be to summarize the use of central hemodynamic parameters to predict cardiovascular-related outcomes and all-cause mortality. Read More

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December 2018
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What do Cochrane systematic reviews say about the use of cannabinoids in clinical practice?

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Sep-Oct;136(5):472-478. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

MD, MSc, PhD. Rheumatologist; Adjunct Professor, Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP); and Researcher, Cochrane Brazil, São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Background: The therapeutic effects of cannabinoid compounds have been the center of many investigations. This study provides a synthesis on all Cochrane systematic reviews (SRs) that assessed the use of cannabinoids as a therapeutic approach.

Design And Setting: Review of SRs, conducted in the Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Read More

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February 2019
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Are surface and deep learning approaches associated with study patterns and choices among medical students? A cross-sectional study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Sep-Oct;136(5):414-420. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

MD, PhD. Associate Professor, Department of Medical Education, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Juiz de Fora (MG), Brazil.

Background: Different approaches to learning can exert considerable influence on the teaching-learning process in medical education. This study aimed to investigate the association of surface and deep learning with study patterns, preferred type of assessment, practices of cheating and quality of sleep among medical students.

Design And Setting: Cross-sectional study on medical students enrolled in all six years of a medical school in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. Read More

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February 2019
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Pediatric Wilson's disease: findings in different presentations. A cross-sectional study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Jul-Aug;136(4):304-309

MD. Professor, Department of Pediatric Neurology, İnönü Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Malatya, Turkey.

Background: Wilson's disease (WD) may present with different manifestations: from an asymptomatic state to liver cirrhosis. Here, we aimed to evaluate clinical presentations and laboratory findings and prognoses among WD cases.

Design And Setting: Cross-sectional study based on patients' records from the university hospital, İnönü University, Malatya, Turkey. Read More

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December 2018
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Validity and reproducibility of retinal arteriole and venule diameter measurements: ELSA-Brasil study. A cross-sectional study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Jul-Aug;136(4):276-286

PhD. Adjunct Professor, Postgraduate Program on Epidemiology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre (RS), Brazil.

Background: Investigation of alterations to retinal microvasculature may contribute towards understanding the role of such changes in the pathophysiology of several chronic non-communicable diseases. The objective here was to evaluate the validity and reproducibility of retinal arteriole and venule diameter measurements made by Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil) graders.

Design And Setting: Cross-sectional study at six teaching and research institutions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1516-3180.2018.0227230718DOI Listing
December 2018
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Stroke prevention within primary care: management of atrial fibrillation using oral anticoagulation.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Jul-Aug;136(4):273-275

MD, DrPH. Full Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP), São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

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December 2018
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Fashion braces: an alarming trend.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Sep-Oct;136(5):497-498. Epub 2018 Sep 6.

MBA Student, Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang Ringgold Standard Institution, Gambang Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.

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February 2019
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Dermoid cyst with cerebellar meningoencephalocele at different locations accompanied by posterior fossa abnormalities: case report.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Aug 23. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

MD. Pathologist, Department of Pathology, Kayseri Education and Research Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey.

Context: Dermoid cysts are well-defined cysts containing sebaceous glands and dermal structures. In the literature, dermoid cysts and associated closure defects have been described in the same locations.

Case Report: In this case, a dermoid cyst was found at the base of the mouth with a coexisting closure defect in the occipital calvarium. Read More

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August 2018
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What do Cochrane systematic reviews say about interventions for treating psoriasis?

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Jul-Aug;136(4):354-360. Epub 2018 Aug 20.

MD, MSc, PhD. Rheumatologist; Adjunct Professor, Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP); and Researcher, Cochrane Brazil, São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Context And Objective: Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by abnormal and increased growth of the cells that produce keratin and abnormal functioning of the immune system. We aimed to summarize the evidence available regarding interventions for patients with psoriasis.

Design And Setting: Review of systematic reviews, developed in the Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo. Read More

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December 2018
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Family functioning and quality of life among children with anxiety disorder and healthy controls. A cross-sectional study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Jul-Aug;136(4):346-353. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

MD. Professor, Department of Children and Adolescents, Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi, İzmir, Turkey.

Background: Studies have shown that children with anxiety disorders (ADs) present impaired family functioning and quality of life. We aimed to evaluate family functioning and quality of life among children with AD and healthy controls.

Design And Setting: Cross-sectional study (survey) at two centers in Turkey. Read More

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December 2018
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Sensitivity and specificity of ultrasonography in diagnosing supraspinatus lesions: a prospective accuracy diagnostic study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Jul-Aug;136(4):292-297. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

MD, PhD. Adjunct Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp), São Paulo, Brazil.

Background: This study was designed to define the accuracy of shoulder ultrasonography for diagnosing supraspinatus tendon tears. This examination is routinely used by orthopedists and may do away with the need for other examinations for diagnosing these tendon injuries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of shoulder ultrasonography for diagnosing supraspinatus tendon injuries, using magnetic resonance imaging as the reference. Read More

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December 2018
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Relationship between premenstrual syndrome and basic personality traits: a cross-sectional study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Jul-Aug;136(4):339-345. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

MSc. Nurse, Children's Clinic, Application and Research Hospital, Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi, Aydin, Turkey.

Background: Although many studies have investigated premenstrual syndrome and related factors, there is still only a limited number of studies investigating the relationship between premenstrual syndrome and basic personality traits. This study was conducted to investigate the association between premenstrual syndrome and basic personality traits among university students.

Design And Setting: Cross-sectional analytical study conducted in a city in western Turkey. Read More

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December 2018
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Incorrect use of inhalation devices among patients with bronchial asthma. A hospital-based cross-sectional study in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Jul-Aug;136(4):298-303. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

BSc, MSc, PhD. Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Public Health, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niterói (RJ), Brazil.

Context And Objective: Treatment of asthma implies inhalation of specific drugs to reach high concentrations in the respiratory tree and ensure low drug bioavailability and few adverse effects. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the inhalation technique among outpatients with asthma.

Design And Setting: Tertiary-care hospital-based cross-sectional study in Rio de Janeiro. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1516-3180.2018.0050170418DOI Listing
December 2018
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Relationship between socioeconomic and nutritional status in the Serbian adult population: a cross-sectional study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Jul-Aug;136(4):310-318. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

PhD. Statistician and Professor, Institute of Medical Statistics and Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.

Background: Socioeconomic status is a well-known risk factor for obesity. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between socioeconomic and nutritional status in the Serbian adult population.

Design And Setting: Cross-sectional study on data from the 2013 National Health Survey performed in Serbia. Read More

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December 2018
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Prevalence of Entamoeba histolytica and other enteral parasitic diseases in the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. A cross-sectional study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Jul-Aug;136(4):319-323. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

PharmD, PhD. Full Professor, Department of Parasitology, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte (MG), Brazil.

Background: Enteral parasitic diseases are a public health problem in nations with low economic development and in settings with poor sanitation. Amebiasis is the second most frequent form of parasitosis, with a high burden of disease. Knowledge of the prevalence of enteroparasitoses in a given region is useful for planning clinical decision-making. Read More

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December 2018
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Self-reported assessment of female sexual function among Brazilian undergraduate healthcare students: a cross-sectional study (survey).

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Jul-Aug;136(4):333-338. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

PhD. Assistant Professor IV, Department of Human Movement Sciences, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), Santos (SP), Brazil.

Background: The present study aimed to evaluate female sexual function among young undergraduate women.

Design And Setting: Cross-sectional survey conducted among Brazilian undergraduate students.

Methods: This study used online questionnaires to assess sociodemographic and health-related data and used the Brazilian version of the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) among female undergraduate students aged 18 to 25 years who were regularly enrolled in undergraduate healthcare courses. Read More

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December 2018
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Experience of treatment of prosthetic valve endocarditis: a retrospective single-center cross-sectional study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Jul-Aug;136(4):287-291. Epub 2018 Jul 21.

MD, PhD. Cardiovascular Surgeon and Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Instituto de Cardiologia do Distrito Federal (ICDF), Brasília (DF), Brazil.

Background: The aim of this study was to describe the experience of treatment of early prosthetic valve endocarditis at a heart center.

Design And Setting: Retrospective single-center study on data collected from electronic medical records covering the period from January 2009 to December 2015.

Methods: Over the study period, 1,557 consecutive valve operations were performed on adult patients. Read More

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December 2018
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Translation and validation of Warmometer, a tool for assessing warmth in patient-provider relationships, for use in Brazilian Portuguese.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 May-Jun;136(3):192-199

MD, PhD. Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (Unifesp), São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Background: Empathy in the patient-provider relationship is associated with important outcomes in healthcare practice. Our aim was to translate and validate Warmometer, a visual tool for assessing warmth in patient-provider relationships, for use in Brazilian Portuguese.

Design And Setting: Cross-sectional study conducted at an antenatal clinic of a public university hospital in São Paulo, Brazil. Read More

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August 2018
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Launching the Latin American Epidemiological Cooperation relating to Noncommunicable Diseases.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 May-Jun;136(3):189-191

MD, DrPH. Full Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP), São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

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August 2018
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Evidence for varicose vein treatment: an overview of systematic reviews.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Jul-Aug;136(4):324-332. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

MD, PhD. Full Professor of the Discipline of Vascular Surgery, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Background: Varicose veins affect nearly 30% of the world's population. This condition is a social problem and needs interventions to improve quality of life and reduce risks. Recently, new and less invasive methods for varicose vein treatment have emerged. Read More

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December 2018
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What do Cochrane systematic reviews say about new practices on integrative medicine?

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 May-Jun;136(3):251-261. Epub 2018 Jun 25.

MD, MSc, PhD. Nephrologist; Full Professor, Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp); and Director, Cochrane Brazil, São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Background: This study identified and summarized all Cochrane systematic reviews (SRs) on the effects of ten integrative practices that were recently added to the Brazilian public healthcare system (SUS).

Design And Setting: Review of systematic reviews, conducted in the Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp).

Methods: Review of Cochrane SRs on the following interventions were identified, summarized and critically assessed: apitherapy, aromatherapy, bioenergetics, family constellation, flower therapy, chromotherapy, geotherapy, hypnotherapy, hand imposition or ozone therapy. Read More

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August 2018
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Social, behavioral and biological correlates of cardiorespiratory fitness according to sex, nutritional status and maturity status among adolescents. A cross-sectional study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 May-Jun;136(3):237-244. Epub 2018 Jun 25.

PhD. Professor, Centro de Ciências da Saude (CCS), Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL), Londrina (PR), Brazil.

Background: Our aim was to analyze multilevel correlates of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) according to sex, nutritional status and maturity status among adolescents.

Design And Setting: Cross-sectional study conducted in public schools.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional study on 1,209 adolescents aged between 10 and 17 years. Read More

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August 2018
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Coarse particles and hospital admissions due to respiratory diseases in children. An ecological time series study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 May-Jun;136(3):245-250. Epub 2018 Jun 25.

MD, PhD. Researcher, Postgraduate Program on Environmental Sciences, Universidade de Taubaté (UNITAU), Taubaté (SP), Brazil.

Background: Exposure to particulate matter (PM) is associated with hospitalizations due to respiratory diseases among children.

Design And Setting: An ecological time series study was carried out to identify the role of coarse fractions of particulate matter (PM10-2.5) in hospitalizations among children up to 10 years of age, in Piracicaba (SP) in the year 2015. Read More

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August 2018
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Pneumo-phono-articulatory coordination assessment in dysarthria cases: a cross-sectional study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 May-Jun;136(3):216-221. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

MSc, PhD. Speech-Language Pathologist and Associate Professor IV, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (EPM-UNIFESP), São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Background: Pneumo-phono-articulatory coordination is often impaired in dysarthric patients. Because all speech is produced upon exhalation, adequate respiratory support and coordination are essential for communication. Nevertheless, studies investigating respiratory parameters for speech are scarce. Read More

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August 2018
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Myalgia-arthralgia syndrome induced by docetaxel in oncology: the wolf disguised as a sheep.

Authors:
Esther Una Cidon

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 May-Jun;136(3):270-271. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

MD, MSc, PhD. Medical Oncologist, Department of Medical Oncology, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

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August 2018
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Dietary intake of non-dialysis chronic kidney disease patients: the PROGREDIR study. A cross-sectional study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 May-Jun;136(3):208-215. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

MD. Research Investigator, Department of Nephrology, Hospital das Clínicas (HC), Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP), São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Background: Despite evidence that diet is very important in relation to chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression, studies in this field are scarce and have focused only on some specific nutrients. We evaluated the energy, macronutrient and micronutrient intakes and dietary patterns of non-dialysis CKD participants in the PROGREDIR study.

Design And Setting: Cross-sectional study; CKD cohort, São Paulo, Brazil. Read More

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August 2018
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Body mass index and association with use of and distance from places for physical activity and active leisure among schoolchildren in Brazil. Cross-sectional study.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 May-Jun;136(3):228-236. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

MD, PhD. Researcher, Postgraduate Program on Nutrition, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis (SC), Brazil.

Background: We evaluated associations between use of public places for physical activity and active leisure (PAAL) and their distances from subjects' homes and indicators of overweight and obesity, among schoolchildren from different socioeconomic levels, in the city of Florianópolis, Brazil.

Design And Setting: Cross-sectional study conducted on a sample of 2,152 schoolchildren aged 7 to 14 years, enrolled at 30 public and private schools.

Methods: The exposure variables were the use of public places for PAAL in the neighborhood and their distance from schoolchildren's homes. Read More

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August 2018
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Anaphylaxis triggered by prick test with latex extract: a case report.

Sao Paulo Med J 2018 Jun 11. Epub 2018 Jun 11.

MD, PhD. Attending Physician, Clinical Immunology and Allergy Division, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP), São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Context: Adverse reactions associated with prick tests are rare but may be present as serious systemic reactions.

Case Report: A 38-year-old female nursing technician complained of three episodes of anaphylaxis in one year, all in the workplace. To investigate latex allergy, the patient underwent the prick test with latex, and immediately developed a rash, itchy skin, hoarseness, dyspnea and dry cough. Read More

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June 2018
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