Susceptibility of asthmatic children to respiratory infection.


OBJECTIVE:A case-control study of patients with pneumonia was conducted to investigate whether wheezing diseases could be a risk factor. METHODS:A random sample was taken from a general university hospital in S. Paulo City between March and August 1994 comprising 51 cases of pneumonia paired by age and sex to 51 non-respiratory controls and 51 healthy controls. Data collection was carried out by two senior paediatricians. Diagnoses of pneumonia and presence of wheezing disease were independently established by each paediatrician for both cases and controls. Pneumonia was radiologically confirmed and repeatability of information on wheezing diseases was measured. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify risk factors. RESULTS:Wheezing diseases, interpreted as proxies of asthma, were found to be an important risk factor for pneumonia with an odds ratio of 7.07 (95% CI = 2.34-21.36), when the effects of bedroom crowding (odds ratio = 1.49 per person, 95% CI = 0.95-2.32) and of low family income (odds ratio = 5.59 against high family income, 95% CI = 1.38-22.63) were controlled. The risk of pneumonia attributable to wheezing diseases is tentatively calculated at 51.42%. CONCLUSION:It is concluded that at practice level asthmatics should deserve proper surveillance for infection and that at public health level pneumonia incidence could be reduced if current World Health Organisation's guidelines were reviewed as to include comprehensive care for this illness.


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  • [Assessment of the promotion of breastfeeding in public and private maternities of São Paulo city, Brazil].

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) carried out a study to compare and evaluate the practices of protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding in public and private hospitals using the "ten steps" of the Hospital Initiative (BFHI) as a reference parameter. ...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Toma TS,Monteiro CA

    更新日期:2001-10-01 00:00:00

  • Prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and risk factors in São Paulo, Brazil, 2008-2009.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To assess the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and related risk factors. METHODS:A population-based cross-sectional study with 1,441 individuals of both sexes aged 40 years or more was conducted in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, between 2008 and 2009. A two-stage (census tract, household) ...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sousa CA,César CL,Barros MB,Carandina L,Goldbaum M,Pereira JC

    更新日期:2011-10-01 00:00:00

  • [Road accidents in a city in southern Brazil].

    abstract::The study was conducted in the municipality of Londrina, a medium-sized city of southern Brazil. Analysis was performed in the characteristics of road accidents that had occurred during the first semester of 1996, resulting in 3,643 victims. Car or small truck collisions were the most common type of accident. The rate...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Andrade SM,Jorge MH

    更新日期:2001-06-01 00:00:00

  • Exposure to psychosocial risk factors in the context of work: a systematic review.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To analyze the scientific literature about the effects of exposure to psychosocial risk factors in work contexts. METHODS:A systematic review was performed using the terms "psychosocial factors" AND "COPSOQ" in the databases PubMed, Medline, and Scopus. The period analyzed was from January 1, 2004 to June 30...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Fernandes C,Pereira A

    更新日期:2016-01-01 00:00:00

  • [Sustainability of Brazilian policy for access to antiretroviral drugs].

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:The expense of acquiring antiretroviral drugs in Brazil has given rise to debate about the sustainability of the policy of universal access to AIDS medications, despite the evident benefits. The objective of this study was to analyze the evolution of the Ministry of Health's spending on acquiring antiretrovir...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Grangeiro A,Teixeira L,Bastos FI,Teixeira P

    更新日期:2006-04-01 00:00:00

  • Adaptation and content validation of the Brazilian version of the Posttraumatic Cognitions Inventory.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To translate, adapt and validate the contents of the Brazilian version of the Posttraumatic Cognitions Inventory. METHODS:The process of translation and adaptation of the initial instructions and items involved five steps: (1) translation; (2) back translation; (3) correction and semantic adaptation; (4) con...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sbardelloto G,Schaefer LS,Justo AR,Lobo Bde O,Kristensen CH

    更新日期:2013-04-01 00:00:00

  • [Characteristics of adolescent pregnancy in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil].

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To identify the main socioeconomic, demographic, anthropometric and behavioral characteristics, and pregnancy outcomes of adolescent pregnancy and to assess health services used by pregnant adolescents. METHODS:Data were collected from a cross-section of 2,429 deliveries by women residing in the municipality...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Simões VM,da Silva AA,Bettiol H,Lamy-Filho F,Tonial SR,Mochel EG

    更新日期:2003-10-01 00:00:00

  • [Trends in the epidemic of Aids cases in Southern Brazil from 1986 to 2008].

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To describe trends in the incidence of Aids cases according to age and gender from 1986 to 2008. METHODS:Analyses of Aids trends according to age group and to gender was carried out Londrina, Southern Brazil. The timeframe was divided into two periods (1986-1995 and 1996-2008). Of the polynomial models, it w...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lazarini FM,Melchior R,González AD,Matsuo T

    更新日期:2012-12-01 00:00:00

  • HIV prevalence in pregnant women and vertical transmission in according to socioeconomic status, Southeastern Brazil.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To describe HIV prevalence in pregnant women and the rate of vertical transmission according to socioeconomic status of residential neighborhoods. METHODS:Ecological exploratory study, which used the Information System of Notifiable Diseases database on HIV-positive pregnant women and AIDS in children, repor...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Vieira AC,Miranda AE,Vargas PR,Maciel EL

    更新日期:2011-08-01 00:00:00

  • Restrictive measure for the commercialization of antimicrobials in Brazil: results achieved.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To assess whether the incidence of hospital infection by a resistant microorganism decreased after the implementation of the restrictive measure of the National Health Surveillance Agency for the commercialization of antimicrobials. METHODS:A historical cohort study of medical records of adult patients admit...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Costa JMD,Moura CS,Pádua CAM,Vegi ASF,Magalhães SMS,Rodrigues MB,Ribeiro AQ

    更新日期:2019-08-19 00:00:00

  • Yellow fever: profile of cases and factors associated with death in a hospital in the State of Rio de Janeiro, 2017-2018.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:Describe the clinical and epidemiological profile of confirmed cases of yellow fever whose patients were hospitalized in a general hospital for infectious diseases in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from March 11, 2017 to June 15, 2018, during a recent outbreak and factors associated with death. METHODS...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Escosteguy CC,Pereira AGL,Marques MRVE,Lima TRA,Galliez RM,Medronho RA

    更新日期:2019-10-21 00:00:00

  • Cross-cultural adaptation of the EMIC Stigma Scale for people with leprosy in Brazil.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:Describe the process of cross-cultural adaptation of the "Explanatory Model Interview Catalog - Stigma Scale" for people affected by leprosy in Brazil. METHODS:After being authorized by the author of the scale to use it in the national context, we initiated the five steps process of cross-cultural adaptation...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Morgado FFDR,Silveira EMKXD,Sales AM,Nascimento LPRD,Sarno EN,Nery JADC,Oliveira AJ,Illarramendi X

    更新日期:2017-09-04 00:00:00

  • [Functional capacity evaluation of nursing professionals].

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the functional capacity of nursing staff in a hospital complex and its association with individual and work characteristics. METHODS:A cross-sectional comprising 885 subjects was carried out. A standardized self-administered questionnaire was used to calculate a work capacity index based on infor...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Raffone AM,Hennington EA

    更新日期:2005-08-01 00:00:00

  • Role of autonomy in self-assessment of health by the elderly.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To understand the meanings attributed to self-assessment of health by the elderly. METHODS:Qualitative study performed with 17 elderly individuals (> 70 years of age) of both sexes, living in the city of Bambuí, Southeastern Brazil, in 2008. An anthropological approach based on the model of signs, meanings a...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Fonseca Md,Firmo JO,Loyola Filho AI,Uchôa E

    更新日期:2010-02-01 00:00:00

  • [Capture of culicids in urban areas: evaluation of the resting box method].

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the occurrence of adult culicid populations in urban areas and measure the sensitivity of the resting box collection method. METHODS:Mosquito were collected in 1999 and 2000, in two cities in the State of São Paulo, Brazil: Ocauçu and Uchoa. In each city, 15 blocks were drawn by lots and then one...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Barata EA,Chiaravalloti Neto F,Dibo MR,Macoris Mde L,Barbosa AA,Natal D,Barata JM,Andriguetti MT

    更新日期:2007-06-01 00:00:00

  • Factors associated with the contraindicated use of oral contraceptives in Brazil.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To estimate the prevalence of the contraindicated use of oral contraceptives and the associated factors in Brazilian women. METHODS:20,454 women who answered the VIGITEL survey in 2008 also participated in this study, of which 3,985 reported using oral contraceptives. We defined the following conditions for ...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Corrêa DA,Felisbino-Mendes MS,Mendes MS,Malta DC,Velasquez-Melendez G

    更新日期:2017-01-12 00:00:00

  • Dentistry and HIV/AIDS related stigma.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To analyze HIV/AIDS positive individual's perception and attitudes regarding dental services. METHODS:One hundred and thirty-four subjects (30.0% of women and 70.0% of men) from Nuevo León, Mexico, took part in the study (2014). They filled out structured, analytical, self-administered, anonymous questionnai...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Elizondo JE,Treviño AC,Violant D

    更新日期:2015-01-01 00:00:00

  • Studies on mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) and anthropic environment. 4--Survey of resting adults and synanthropic behaviour in south-eastern, Brazil.

    abstract::Resting adults Culicidae were collected from January 1992 through January 1993 in several habitats of the Ribeira Valley region. The diversity of species found among them suggested that the vegetation remaining within human settlements favored the survival and the population increase of some mosquitoes. Among there ar...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Forattini OP,Kakitani I,Massad E,Marucci D

    更新日期:1993-12-01 00:00:00

  • Burnout syndrome and common mental disorders among community-based health agents.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To estimate the prevalence of the burnout syndrome and of common mental disorders among community-based health agents, also identifying associated factors. METHODS:A cross-sectional survey was carried out in 2006 with 141 community-based health agents who had been working for at least six months in primary c...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Silva AT,Menezes PR

    更新日期:2008-10-01 00:00:00

  • [Prevalence and associated factors to rural occupational accidents, Brazil].

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To investigate the frequency of rural occupational accidents and its association with potential risk factors. METHODS:The study was carried out in a urban area of Pelotas, RS, Brazil. A cross-sectional study was conducted. A representative sample of rural workers was selected using a multi-stage sampling. Fr...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Fehlberg MF,Santos I,Tomasi E

    更新日期:2001-06-01 00:00:00

  • [Estimate of the validity of a new method for the isolation of rabies virus].

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:No population-based studies have been conducted to show the potential for the use of virological diagnosis of the rabies virus. The objective of the present study was to estimate accuracy parameters for the isolation of the rabies virus in McCoy cells as an alternative method and to compare this with the use...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nogueira YL

    更新日期:2004-04-01 00:00:00

  • [Under registration of occupational accidents in São Paulo, Brazil, 1997].

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To estimate the number of occupational accidents that occurred in a certain municipality during a specific period of time as well as the extent of sub-registration. METHODS:The study sample was comprised of 4.782 households within the municipality of Botucatu, São Paulo occupied by a total 17,219 inhabitant...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Binder MC,Cordeiro R

    更新日期:2003-08-01 00:00:00

  • Prevalence of hospitalization and associated factors in Pelotas, Southern Brazil.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To estimate the prevalence of hospitalizations and to identify characteristics associated with hospital admission. METHODS:We carried out a population-based cross-sectional study of subjects of both sexes, aged 20-69 years, and who lived in the urban area of Pelotas, Southern Brazil, between 1999 and 2000. S...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Costa JS,Reis MC,Silveira Filho CV,Linhares Rda S,Piccinini F,Fantinel E

    更新日期:2010-10-01 00:00:00

  • The Brief Medication Questionnaire and Morisky-Green test to evaluate medication adherence.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To analyze the reliability and performance of the Portuguese version of questionnaires used to evaluate adherence to hypertensive treatment. METHODS:Hypertensive patients attending a primary healthcare unit in Porto Alegre, Southern Brazil, from January to September 2010, were randomly selected (n = 206). To...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ben AJ,Neumann CR,Mengue SS

    更新日期:2012-04-01 00:00:00

  • [Socioeconomic differentials in performing urinalysis during prenatal care].

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:Urinalysis is an essential component of the prenatal routine, as urinary tract infections during pregnancy may lead to preterm delivery and neonatal morbidity. The objective of the study was to analyze factors associated to the solicitation of urinalysis during pregnancy. METHODS:During 2004, 4,163 women liv...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Silveira MF,Barros AJ,Santos IS,Matijasevich A,Victora CG

    更新日期:2008-06-01 00:00:00

  • Pediculus capitis infestation according to sex and social factors in Argentina.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To determine the intensity of Pediculus capitis infestation (abundance) among Argentinean schoolchildren. Children's sex and social stratum were analyzed as modifiers of the general prevalence and degree of parasitism. METHODS:The study included 1,370 schoolchildren (692 girls, 678 boys) from 26 schools of t...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Catalá S,Junco L,Vaporaky R

    更新日期:2005-06-01 00:00:00

  • Aging and health: Self-efficacy for Self-direction in Health Scale.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To validate the Escala de Autoeficácia para a Autodireção na Saúde (EAAS - Self-efficacy for Self-direction in Health Scale). METHODS:Non-experimental quantitative study of EAAS validation, by confirmatory factorial analyses, evaluating a sample of 508 older adults from the north and the center of Portugal w...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Oliveira AL,Silva JT,Lima MP

    更新日期:2016-07-04 00:00:00

  • Quality of information registered on fetal deaths certificates in São Paulo, Southeastern Brazil.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the quality of information registered on fetal death certificates. METHODS:Records were reviewed from 710 fetal deaths registered in the consolidated database of deaths from the State System for Data Analysis and the São Paulo State Secretary of Health, for deaths in São Paulo municipality (South...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Almeida MF,Alencar GP,Schoeps D,Minuci EG,Silva ZP,Ortiz LP,Novaes HM,Alencar AP,Raspantini PR,Santos PC

    更新日期:2011-10-01 00:00:00

  • [Epidemiology of fatal occupational accidents in a metropolitan area of the southeastern region of Brazil, 1979-1989].

    abstract::Campinas is an important industrial centre in the State of S. Paulo, Brazil. 476 registers filed at the Campinas agency of the Brazilian National Social-Welfore Institution, covering the Campinas, Cosmópolis, Paulínia, Sumaré and Valinhos Counties from 1979 to 1989, were analysed. The information obtained from the Not...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: de Lucca SR,Mendes R

    更新日期:1993-06-01 00:00:00

  • [Determinants of weight and linear growth deficits in children under two years of age].

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To identify determinants of protein-energy malnutrition resulting in weight and linear growth deficits in children. METHODS:A cross-sectional study was carried out among 1,041 children (under two years of age) from 10 municipalities in Bahia, Northeastern Brazil, during 1999-2000. Both logistic regression an...

    journal_title:Revista de saude publica

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Oliveira VA,Assis AM,Pinheiro SM,Barreto ML

    更新日期:2006-10-01 00:00:00