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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33020395

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In the wake of the sudden spread of COVID-19, a large amount of the Italian population practiced incongruous behaviors with the protective health measures. The present study aimed at examining psychological and psychosocial variables that could predict behavioral compliance. An online survey was administered from 18-22 March 2020 to 2766 participants. Paired sample t-tests were run to compare efficacy perception with behavioral compliance. Mediation and moderated mediation models were constructed to explore the association between perceived efficacy and compliance, mediated by self-efficacy and moderated by risk perception and civic attitudes. Machine learning algorithms were trained to predict which individuals would be more likely to comply with protective measures. Results indicated significantly lower scores in behavioral compliance than efficacy perception. Risk perception and civic attitudes as moderators rendered the mediating effect of self-efficacy insignificant. Perceived efficacy on the adoption of recommended behaviors varied in accordance with risk perception and civic engagement. The 14 collected variables, entered as predictors in machine learning models, produced an ROC area in the range of 0.82-0.91 classifying individuals as high versus low compliance. Overall, these findings could be helpful in guiding age-tailored information/advertising campaigns in countries affected by COVID-19 and directing further research on behavioral compliance.


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Controle de Doenças Transmissíveis/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Aprendizado de Máquina , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Cooperação do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Algoritmos , Betacoronavirus , Humanos , Itália
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 738, 2020 Oct 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33028260

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BACKGROUND: In accordance with international guidance for tuberculosis (TB) prevention, the Tanzanian Ministry of Health recommends isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) for children aged 12 months and older who are living with HIV. Concerns about tolerability, adherence, and potential mistreatment of undiagnosed TB with monotherapy have limited uptake of IPT globally, especially among children, in whom diagnostic confirmation is challenging. We assessed IPT implementation and adherence at a pediatric HIV clinic in Tanzania. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, eligible children living with HIV aged 1-15 years receiving care at the DarDar Pediatric Program in Dar es Salaam who screened negative for TB disease were offered a 6-month regimen of daily isoniazid. Patients could choose to receive IPT via facility- or community-based care. Parents/caregivers and children provided informed consent and verbal assent respectively. Isoniazid was dispensed with the child's antiretroviral therapy every 1-3 months. IPT adherence and treatment completion was determined by pill counts, appointment attendance, and self-report. Patients underwent TB symptom screening at every visit. RESULTS: We enrolled 66 children between July and December 2017. No patients/caregivers declined IPT. Most participants were female (n = 43, 65.1%) and the median age was 11 years (interquartile range [IQR] 8, 13). 63 (95.5%) participants chose the facility-based model; due to the small number of participants who chose the community-based model, valid comparisons between the two groups could not be made. Forty-nine participants (74.2%) completed IPT within 10 months. Among the remaining 17, 11 had IPT discontinued by their provider due to adverse drug reactions, 5 lacked documentation of completion, and 1 had unknown outcomes due to missing paperwork. Of those who completed IPT, the average monthly adherence was 98.0%. None of the participants were diagnosed with TB while taking IPT or during a median of 4 months of follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: High adherence and treatment completion rates can be achieved when IPT is integrated into routine, self-selected facility-based pediatric HIV care. Improved record-keeping may yield even higher completion rates. IPT was well tolerated and no cases of TB were detected. IPT for children living with HIV is feasible and should be implemented throughout Tanzania.


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Antituberculosos/uso terapêutico , Infecções por HIV/patologia , Isoniazida/uso terapêutico , Tuberculose/prevenção & controle , Adolescente , Instituições de Assistência Ambulatorial , Antirretrovirais/uso terapêutico , Cuidadores/psicologia , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Infecções por HIV/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Lactente , Masculino , Adesão à Medicação , Cooperação do Paciente , Estudos Prospectivos , Tanzânia , Resultado do Tratamento
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F1000Res ; 9: 283, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32983416

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a worldwide pandemic that has been affecting Portugal since 2 March 2020. The Portuguese government has been making efforts to contradict the exponential growth through social isolation measures. We have developed a mathematical model to predict the impact of such measures in the number of infected cases and peak of infection. We estimate the peak to be around 2 million infected cases by the beginning of May if no additional measures are taken. The model shows that current measures effectively isolated 25-30% of the population, contributing to some reduction on the infection peak. Importantly, our simulations show that the infection burden can be further reduced with higher isolation degree, providing information for a second intervention.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Betacoronavirus , Controle de Doenças Transmissíveis , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Previsões , Humanos , Modelos Teóricos , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Cooperação do Paciente , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Portugal/epidemiologia
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Wiad Lek ; 73(8): 1730-1734, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33055343

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OBJECTIVE: The aim: Investigate the factors that influence the tendency of parents to follow the advice of a dentist on the way to improving the dental health of their children and build a prognostic model. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Materials and methods: Materials: we analyzed 406 questionnaires (specially created by the author), which contain the answers of parents of schoolchildren of Poltava. Methods: questionnaires, medical and statistical, modeling. RESULTS: Results: The statistical processing of the questionnaires revealed a number of factors those that affect parents' compliance with the advice of a dentist, increasing or decreasing the chances of it: low sanitary and hygienic awareness of parents; non-observance of hygiene rules by parents; parents do not teach the child to care for the oral cavity;opinion of the parents that only state must take care of children's health; the recommendations of the dentist wasn`t received; child had never visited a dentist for prevention. The operational characteristics of the obtained prognostic model: the area under the curve is 0,762, which indicates a good predictability of the model. Sensitivity is 82,2%, specificity - 79,8%. CONCLUSION: Conclusions: The data obtained as a result of our study and the constructed prognostic model: they indicate low sanitary and hygienic awareness of parents, paternalism of their thinking (shifting responsibility to someone, unwillingness to take responsibility), lack of medical and hygienic knowledge, as a result of which they do not apply them to themselves and, of course, to their children. The solution to this problem is possible only through informational and explanatory activities with the involvement of modern methods of communication and people who have passed appropriate training.


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Saúde Bucal , Pais , Criança , Odontólogos , Humanos , Higiene Bucal , Cooperação do Paciente
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Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc ; 2020: 4588-4591, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019015

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Lymphedema is a chronic and debilitating condition affecting 1 in 1000 Americans and there is no known cure for it. The optimal lymph flow (TOLF) is an effective preventive exercise program designed to reduce the risks of lymphedema. This paper proposes a portable and wearable medical device to monitor compliance with the TOLF therapy. Specifically, the wearable pendant sensor (WPS), a low-fidelity prototype of the proposed design, is developed and tested in comparison with a markerless optical motion capture system (Kinect) for measurement accuracy during shoulder abduction-adduction and flexion-extension exercises. It is shown that the Kendall's Tau between the measurements obtained from the WPS and Kinect devices yields a correlation coefficient ρ = 0.807 for abduction-adduction exercise and ρ = 0.783 for flexion-extension exercise with a significance level of p < 0.001, indicating a strong correlation and high statistical significance. Following careful clinical assessment and validation, preliminary engineering design of this paper can be transformed into an Internet of Things (IoT)-based medical device to facilitate telemonitoring of TOLF therapy. Deployment of such an IoT-based device in patient homes can permit remote assessment of motor function to enhance treatment adherence.Clinical Relevance-This paper documents a WPS with potential to render an IoT-based medical device for monitoring adherence to TOLF exercise program to prevent the risk of post-operative lymphedema.


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Linfedema , Dispositivos Eletrônicos Vestíveis , Humanos , Linfedema/diagnóstico , Monitorização Fisiológica , Cooperação do Paciente , Amplitude de Movimento Articular
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N Engl J Med ; 383(12): 1129-1138, 2020 09 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32937046

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BACKGROUND: Long-term oxygen therapy improves survival in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic severe daytime hypoxemia. However, the efficacy of oxygen therapy for the management of isolated nocturnal hypoxemia is uncertain. METHODS: We designed this double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial to determine, in patients with COPD who have nocturnal arterial oxygen desaturation without qualifying for long-term oxygen therapy, whether nocturnal oxygen provided for a period of 3 to 4 years would decrease mortality or the worsening of disease such that patients meet current specifications for long-term oxygen therapy. Patients with an oxygen saturation of less than 90% for at least 30% of the recording time on nocturnal oximetry were assigned, in a 1:1 ratio, to receive either nocturnal oxygen or ambient air from a sham concentrator (placebo). The primary outcome was a composite of death from any cause or a requirement for long-term oxygen therapy as defined by the Nocturnal Oxygen Therapy Trial (NOTT) criteria in the intention-to-treat population. RESULTS: Recruitment was stopped prematurely because of recruitment and retention difficulties after 243 patients, of a projected 600, had undergone randomization at 28 centers. At 3 years of follow-up, 39.0% of the patients assigned to nocturnal oxygen (48 of 123) and 42.0% of those assigned to placebo (50 of 119) met the NOTT-defined criteria for long-term oxygen therapy or had died (difference, -3.0 percentage points; 95% confidence interval, -15.1 to 9.1). CONCLUSIONS: Our underpowered trial provides no indication that nocturnal oxygen has a positive or negative effect on survival or progression to long-term oxygen therapy in patients with COPD. (Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; INOX ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT01044628.).


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Oxigenoterapia , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/terapia , Idoso , Progressão da Doença , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Hipóxia/terapia , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Oximetria , Oxigênio/sangue , Cooperação do Paciente , Seleção de Pacientes , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/mortalidade , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/fisiopatologia
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N Z Med J ; 133(1522): 30-41, 2020 09 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32994614

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AIM: Chronic respiratory diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, are a worldwide public health problem. Pulmonary rehabilitation is a gold-standard intervention for these diseases, yet attendance and completion rates are poor. Counties Manukau Health, in Auckland, New Zealand, has a high prevalence of chronic respiratory disease and a culturally diverse population, comprising large numbers of Maori and Pacific Island people, who are known to be disproportionately affected by chronic respiratory disease. The aim of this study was to investigate patient characteristics affecting engagement with the Counties Manukau Health pulmonary rehabilitation programme and identify factors predicting completion of the programme. METHODS: Investigators performed a retrospective analysis using routinely collected data of 2,756 patients invited to attend the pulmonary rehabilitation programme at Counties Manukau Health. Data were analysed to compare demographic and clinical outcomes of patients who completed, did not complete or did not attend the programme, and identified factors predicting completion. RESULTS: Significant differences were found between groups in demographic and clinical characteristics. Increasing age, higher six-minute walk test distance at programme commencement and European ethnicity were significant predictors of completion of the PR programme. CONCLUSIONS: Compared to European people, Maori were 52% less likely and Pacific Island people were 40% less likely to complete the programme. These findings are significant for the Counties Manukau Health population. Further work needs to focus on determining how to make programmes more engaging to different cultures and how we can aim to reduce health inequities in these populations.


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Cooperação do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/epidemiologia , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/terapia , Terapia Respiratória/estatística & dados numéricos , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/estatística & dados numéricos , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Nova Zelândia/epidemiologia , Grupo com Ancestrais Oceânicos/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudos Retrospectivos , Adulto Jovem
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32937929

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The success of public health measures for controlling the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic relies on population compliance. We analyzed compliance with social distancing and its associations with mental health. The Hong Kong COVID-19 Health Information Survey was conducted from 9-23 April 2020 on 1501 adults randomly sampled for landline telephone interviews (n = 500) and online surveys (n = 1001). Compliance with social distancing and staying-at-home, stress (Perceived Stress Scale-4), anxiety (General Anxiety Disorders-2), and depressive symptoms (Patient Health Questionnaire-2) were collected. The associations between mental health symptoms and compliance were examined by multivariable regression models. Of the 1501 respondents (52.5% female, 72.3% aged 18-59 years), 74.2%, 72.7%, and 59.7% reported avoiding going out, going to crowded places, and attending social gatherings of more than four people, respectively. Most respondents had stayed-at-home for at least four of the past seven days (58.4%; mean 4.12, Standard Deviation 2.05). Adoption, perceived effectiveness, and perceived compliance with social distancing were associated with lower stress levels and less anxiety and depressive symptoms (all p < 0.01). However, more days stayed-at-home were associated with more depressive symptoms (adjusted Odds Ratio 1.09; 95%Confidence Interval 1.00, 1.18). The long-term psychological impact in relation to social distancing and staying-at-home requires further investigation.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Saúde Mental , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Cooperação do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/psicologia , Isolamento Social/psicologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Betacoronavirus , Feminino , Hong Kong , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Adulto Jovem
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Sante Publique ; 32(2): 161-170, 2020.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32985832

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INTRODUCTION: For over 20 years, there have been many recommendations for iron, folic acid, and vitamin D supplements during pregnancy and periconceptional periods. Despite the recommendations, the deficiency rate remains high. METHOD: A quantitative, prospective, descriptive, multicentric survey was conducted with new mothers (n=200) hospitalized in the postpartum department in three different levels of maternity hospitals. A questionnaire based on current medical literature on the topic was used to question pregnant women about their pregnancy and their periconceptional period. The purpose of this study was to record the compliance and the reasons of non-compliance of pregnant women concerning their intake of supplementary iron, vitamin D and acid folic during their pregnancy. RESULTS: Less than one out of two women reported having received a prescription for folic acid or vitamin D; and two thirds of pregnant women reported having received iron supplementation during their pregnancy. More than one in three women who had received a supplementation prescription reported not knowing the aim. The multiparity (p=0.03) and social assistance affiliation (p=0.05) are significant parameters influencing a poor compliance of supplementations. CONCLUSIONS: The supplementations during pregnancy and periconceptional period are still insufficient in regards to recommendations. Public health measures could be applied at a younger age through the establishment of nutrition courses.


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Suplementos Nutricionais , Ácido Fólico/administração & dosagem , Ferro/administração & dosagem , Cooperação do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Vitamina D/administração & dosagem , Feminino , Humanos , Gravidez , Estudos Prospectivos , Inquéritos e Questionários
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S Afr Med J ; 110(7): 671-677, 2020 Jul 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32880346

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BACKGROUND: Despite substantial progress in reducing pregnancy-related preventable morbidity and mortality, these remain unacceptably high in developing countries. In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) revised recommendations for antenatal care (ANC) from a 4-visit model to a minimum of 8 ANC contacts to reduce perinatal mortality further and improve women's experience of care. The guidelines also recommend that the first ANC visit (ANC-1) should occur during the first trimester. OBJECTIVES: To describe the uptake of routine ANC and its associated factors in South Africa (SA) prior to the 2016 WHO recommendations, when the country recommended 4 ANC visits, to bring to light potential challenges in achieving the current recommendations. METHODS: Secondary data analyses were performed from 3 facility-based, cross-sectional national surveys, conducted to measure 6-week mother-to-child transmission of HIV and coverage of related interventions in SA. These surveys recruited mother-infant pairs attending selected public primary healthcare facilities for their infants' 6-week immunisation in 2010, 2011 -2012 and 2012 -2013. Quantitative questionnaires were used to gather sociodemographic and antenatal-to-peripartum information from Road to Health cards and maternal recall. The inclusion criteria for this secondary assessment were at least 1 ANC visit, the primary outcome being uptake of ≥4 ANC visits. A multivariable logistic regression model was used to: (i) identify maternal factors associated with ANC visits; and (ii) establish whether receiving selected ANC activities was associated with frequency or timing of ANC-1. RESULTS: Of the 9 470, 9 646 and 8 763 women who attended at least 1 ANC visit, only 47.5% (95% confidence interval (CI) 45.4 -49.6), 55.6% (95% CI 53.2 -58.0) and 56.7% (95% CI 54.3 -59.1) adhered to ≥4 ANC visits, while 36.0% (95% CI 34.5 -37.5), 43.5% (95% CI 42.0 -45.1) and 50.8% (95% CI 49.3 -52.2) attended ANC-1 early (before 20 weeks' gestation) in 2010, 2011 -2012 and 2012 -2013, respectively. Multiparity and lower socioeconomic status were significantly associated with non-adherence to the 4-visit ANC recommendation, while a later survey year, higher education, being married, >19 years old, HIV-positive, planned pregnancy and knowing how HIV is transmitted vertically were strongly related to ≥4 ANC visits. The number of women who received selected ANC activities increased significantly with survey year and ≥4 ANC visits, but was not associated with timing of ANC-1. CONCLUSIONS: Despite increases in the uptake of ≥4 ANC visits and early ANC-1 rates between 2010 and 2013, these practices remain suboptimal. Adhering to ≥4 ANC visits improved coverage of selected ANC activities, implying that strengthening efforts to increase the uptake of ANC from at least 4 to 8, could improve overall outcomes.


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Infecções por HIV/epidemiologia , Cuidado Pré-Natal/estatística & dados numéricos , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Estudos Transversais , Escolaridade , Serviços de Planejamento Familiar/estatística & dados numéricos , Feminino , Pesquisas sobre Serviços de Saúde , Humanos , Estado Civil , Paridade , Cooperação do Paciente , Gravidez , Classe Social , África do Sul/epidemiologia
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J Pediatr Psychol ; 45(9): 977-982, 2020 10 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32929482

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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique circumstances that have the potential to both positively and negatively affect pediatric adherence and self-management in youth with chronic medical conditions. The following paper discusses how these circumstances (e.g., stay-at-home orders, school closures, changes in pediatric healthcare delivery) impact disease management at the individual, family, community, and healthcare system levels. We also discuss how barriers to pediatric adherence and self-management exacerbated by the pandemic may disproportionately affect underserved and vulnerable populations, potentially resulting in greater health disparities. Given the potential for widespread challenges to pediatric disease management during the pandemic, ongoing monitoring and promotion of adherence and self-management is critical. Technology offers several opportunities for this via telemedicine, electronic monitoring, and mobile apps. Moreover, pediatric psychologists are uniquely equipped to develop and implement adherence-promotion efforts to support youth and their families in achieving and sustaining optimal disease management as the current public health situation continues to evolve. Research efforts addressing the short- and long-term impact of the pandemic on pediatric adherence and self-management are needed to identify both risk and resilience factors affecting disease management and subsequent health outcomes during this unprecedented time.


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Betacoronavirus , Doença Crônica/terapia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Cooperação do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Autogestão/estatística & dados numéricos , Telemedicina/métodos , Adolescente , Criança , Doença Crônica/psicologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Humanos , Aplicativos Móveis , Pneumonia Viral/psicologia , Autogestão/métodos
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Rev Fac Cien Med Univ Nac Cordoba ; 77(3): 168-175, 2020 08 21.
Artigo em Espanhol | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32991104

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Introduction: In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO published considerations regarding people with disabilities. The aim of this work was to know if these considerations can be fulfilled and if there are differences in their fulfillment between age groups. Method: Descriptive study aimed at people with disabilities in Argentina. A survey was conducted about the four WHO recommendations for this population in online mode, between the 28th and 39th days of preventive and compulsory social isolation. Statistical analysis was according to the nature of the variables, X2 with Fisher's correction was used to determine the differences between groups. Results: 309 surveys were collected from 18 provinces of Argentina. 230(74.4%[69.1-79.1]) were answered by caregivers and 79(25.5%[20.7-30.7]) by people with disabilities. Persons with disabilities were 138(44.7%[39.0-50.4]) children and adolescents and 171(55.3%[49.5-60.9]) adults and older adults. People with disabilities were able to comply with the WHO recommendations regarding reducing exposure to COVID-19 and to be prepared in case of contracting it. There were difficulties in the number of caregivers needed, since 266(66.6%[61.0-71.8]) have this possibility, and difficulties in 55(32.1%[25.1-39.6]) adults and older adults that do not carry out educational-therapeutic activities. There are feelings of anxiety, distress, or depression in people with disabilities and their caregivers. Conclusion: In Argentina, it is possible to comply with the WHO recommendations to avoid exposure to the virus and to be prepared in case of infection. Challenges remain to be solved in terms of accompanying people with disabilities in their physical and mental health.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Pessoas com Deficiência , Cooperação do Paciente , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Argentina/epidemiologia , Betacoronavirus , Controle de Doenças Transmissíveis/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Humanos , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Isolamento Social , Organização Mundial da Saúde
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5313-5317, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878823

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Imatinib (IM) is the standard-of-care treatment for most chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients in chronic phase (CP). However, some patients suffer from low-grade side-effects that, in the long run, severely affect the quality of life and require treatment discontinuation due to toxicities. Fortunately, there are several therapeutic alternatives for these patients. Among them, the second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor dasatinib (DAS), used as second-line treatment, has shown to be a valid option in patients with CP-CML after intolerance to prior IM. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Herein, we report on seven CP-CML patients who achieved a stable major molecular response (MMR) with IM-therapy, but were shifted to DAS treatment due to recurrent low-grade IM-intolerances (grades 1-2). RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: All patients received conventional DAS treatment with a median daily dose of 83.3 mg. Treatment was well tolerated and side-effects were mild. In addition, after a median follow-up of 25 months (range=24-43 months) a deep molecular response (DMR) (either MR4 or MR4.5) was achieved in all patients after 24 months of treatment. This finding, although limited to a small cohort of CP-CML patients, supports the view that a therapy switch from IM to DAS induces a reduction of symptom burden, improves patient compliance and shows clinical efficacy in achieving and sustaining deep molecular responses.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Dasatinibe/uso terapêutico , Leucemia Mielogênica Crônica BCR-ABL Positiva/tratamento farmacológico , Cooperação do Paciente , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/uso terapêutico , Idoso , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Dasatinibe/administração & dosagem , Dasatinibe/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Proteínas de Fusão bcr-abl/genética , Humanos , Mesilato de Imatinib/efeitos adversos , Mesilato de Imatinib/uso terapêutico , Leucemia Mielogênica Crônica BCR-ABL Positiva/diagnóstico , Leucemia Mielogênica Crônica BCR-ABL Positiva/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Gradação de Tumores , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/administração & dosagem , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/efeitos adversos , Retratamento , Resultado do Tratamento
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Yakugaku Zasshi ; 140(9): 1129-1139, 2020.
Artigo em Japonês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32879245

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The medical information and communication technology "Kibitan Health Net" was introduced as a part of the medical reconstruction assistance national project in Fukushima. However, its effect on the performance of the pharmacists has not yet been validated in community pharmacy. In this study, we investigated the usefulness of acquisition and utilization of precise medical information from diabetic patients using Kibitan Health Net. The subjects of this study were 18 patients having type 2 diabetes mellitus with a mean HbA1c level of 7.4±1.0 (%). We compared the HbA1c level captured by the pharmacists from the patients (total 72 times) with that updated on Kibitan Health Net (41 times correctly captured by the pharmacists). We next compared the HbA1c levels between the "group that could listen to accurate laboratory data" and the "group that could not listen to accurate laboratory data" using intergroup analysis. After factor analysis between the two groups, we demonstrated that the proportion of patients who could not precisely communicate laboratory results was significantly higher among the elderly population (p<0.05). Recent studies have reported that elderly diabetic patients have a higher risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer-type dementia resulting in higher brain dysfunction. The utilization of Kibitan Health Net enabled the capturing of precise patient information. These data could make it possible to provide instruction for proper compliance and guidance for recuperation among the elderly diabetic patients, and prevent their cognitive decline due to poor glycemic control, as well as set future therapeutic goals and improve adherence.


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Diabetes Mellitus/diagnóstico , Hemoglobina A Glicada/análise , Tecnologia da Informação , Farmacêuticos , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Doença de Alzheimer/etiologia , Doença de Alzheimer/prevenção & controle , Biomarcadores/sangue , Disfunção Cognitiva/etiologia , Disfunção Cognitiva/prevenção & controle , Complicações do Diabetes/etiologia , Complicações do Diabetes/prevenção & controle , Feminino , Humanos , Japão , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Cooperação do Paciente , Farmácias , Encaminhamento e Consulta , Adulto Jovem
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Vaccine ; 38(42): 6500-6507, 2020 09 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32863069

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BACKGROUND: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic in March 2020. Several prophylactic vaccines against COVID-19 are currently in development, yet little is known about people's acceptability of a COVID-19 vaccine. METHODS: We conducted an online survey of adults ages 18 and older in the United States (n = 2,006) in May 2020. Multivariable relative risk regression identified correlates of participants' willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine (i.e., vaccine acceptability). RESULTS: Overall, 69% of participants were willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Participants were more likely to be willing to get vaccinated if they thought their healthcare provider would recommend vaccination (RR = 1.73, 95% CI: 1.49-2.02) or if they were moderate (RR = 1.09, 95% CI: 1.02-1.16) or liberal (RR = 1.14, 95% CI: 1.07-1.22) in their political leaning. Participants were also more likely to be willing to get vaccinated if they reported higher levels of perceived likelihood getting a COVID-19 infection in the future (RR = 1.05, 95% CI: 1.01-1.09), perceived severity of COVID-19 infection (RR = 1.08, 95% CI: 1.04-1.11), or perceived effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccine (RR = 1.46, 95% CI: 1.40-1.52). Participants were less likely to be willing to get vaccinated if they were non-Latinx black (RR = 0.81, 95% CI: 0.74-0.90) or reported a higher level of perceived potential vaccine harms (RR = 0.95, 95% CI: 0.92-0.98). CONCLUSIONS: Many adults are willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine, though acceptability should be monitored as vaccine development continues. Our findings can help guide future efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccine acceptability (and uptake if a vaccine becomes available).


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Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Vacinação/psicologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Estudos Transversais , Humanos , Imunogenicidade da Vacina , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Cooperação do Paciente/psicologia , Cooperação do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Segurança do Paciente , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Medição de Risco/tendências , Recusa do Paciente ao Tratamento/psicologia , Recusa do Paciente ao Tratamento/estatística & dados numéricos , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia , Vacinas Virais/administração & dosagem
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(36): e20976, 2020 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32898990

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BACKGROUND: Adequate bowel preparation is essential for the detection of pathological lesions during colonoscopy. However, it has been found to be inadequate in approximately 20% to 30% of colonoscopy examinations. Educational interventions focused on health staff, such as physicians and nurses, may improve the patients' understanding of the bowel preparation instructions, and consequently, increase the quality of bowel preparation. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether enhanced education of ward nurses could improve the bowel preparation quality in inpatients undergoing colonoscopy. DESIGN: This was a single-center randomized controlled study. METHODS: A total of 190 consecutive inpatients scheduled to undergo colonoscopy from March 2019 to March 2020 were randomized to the educated (nurses with enhanced education) or control group (nurses without enhanced education). We assessed the bowel preparation quality using the Boston bowel preparation scale. RESULTS: There were 89 patients in the educated group and 101 patients in the control group. The proportion of colonoscopies with adequate bowel preparation was 83.1% in the educated group and 69.3% in the control group. Patients' compliance with bowel preparation in the educated group was superior to that in the control group. Furthermore, significantly better sleep quality was found in the educated group. The multivariate logistic regression analysis identified the ward nurses-focused enhanced educational intervention as a risk factor for bowel preparation quality. CONCLUSIONS: The ward nurses-focused educational intervention improved the bowel preparation quality and reduced the adverse event rates in inpatients undergoing colonoscopy. TRIAL REGISTRATION: This study was registered in the Chinese Clinical Trial Registry under number ChiCTR2000030366.


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Catárticos/uso terapêutico , Colonoscopia/normas , Recursos Humanos de Enfermagem no Hospital/educação , Cooperação do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Idoso , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Período Pré-Operatório
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Indian J Dent Res ; 31(3): 350-353, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32769265

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Background: Long term effectiveness of surgical management of chronically restricted mouth opening in OSMF or TMJ ankylosis depends largely on postoperative physiotherapy. This in turn is dependent on patient's compliance. Use of adjunctive aids besides pharmacotherapy that reduces patients pain and improves compliance with exercise is warranted. Aims: To evaluate the role of TENS and structured rehabilitation programme in postoperative physiotherapy in OSMF and TMJ ankylosis patients. Methods and Materials: A pilot study was conducted in which 6 patients of restricted mouth opening were put on a structured rehabilitation protocol in which TENS, heat and cold therapy with structured mouth opening exercise regimes. Interincisal opening, VAS score and a subjective assessment of post surgical discomfort was evaluated. Results and Conclusions: Results revealed an improved compliance and cooperation by patients. Pain on VAS scale also reduced from mean of 7.8 on day 1 to 3.6 on day 5 in this group. The mean discomfort on day 3 was reported as mild to moderate. An early attainment of passive mouth opening closest to intraoperative mouth opening was also reported on day 5 which is usually not achievable without any physiotherapy intervention.


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Anquilose , Transtornos da Articulação Temporomandibular , Humanos , Boca , Cooperação do Paciente , Projetos Piloto
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