Amanda Marques Teixeira

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In a population-based case-control study of infant mortality in two urban areas of southern Brazil, the type of milk in an infant's diet was found to be an important risk factor for deaths from diarrhoeal and respiratory infections. Compared with infants who were breast-fed with no milk supplements, and after adjusting for confounding variables, those(More)
BACKGROUND Patients' expectations may influence their satisfaction with implant treatment, but there is a paucity of reports comparing patient expectations and their posttreatment satisfaction. PURPOSE The aim was to compare patients' expectations before with their satisfaction regarding function and esthetics after dental implant therapy. MATERIALS AND(More)
The association between birth weight and infant mortality from infectious diseases was investigated in a population-based case-control study in two urban areas in southern Brazil. All deaths of children, seven to 364 days of age, occurring in a year were studied and the parents of the 357 infants dying of an infectious cause were interviewed, as were the(More)
The association between infant feeding habits and infant mortality from diarrhea was investigated in a population-based case-control study in two urban areas in southern Brazil during 1985. Each of 170 infants who died due to diarrhea was compared with two neighborhood controls. After allowance was made for confounding variables, infants who received(More)
In a population-based case-control study in the metropolitan areas of Porto Alegre and Pelotas in southern Brazil children dying in infancy from diarrhoea were compared to neighbourhood controls in terms of several social and environmental variables. Factors found to be significantly associated with an increased risk of death from diarrhoea included the(More)
A randomized intervention trial to promote breast-feeding was carried out in southern Brazil. A group of 450 mothers and babies was visited at home 5, 10 and 20 days after birth and compared to a non-visited control group of the same size. Ninety-two per cent of the families visited received the three home visits planned. The evaluation of breast-feeding(More)
The validity of the official information on the cause of infant deaths was studied in the Brazilian cities of Porto Alegre and Pelotas in 1985. Using data collected for a population-based case-control study of infant mortality due to infectious diseases or malnutrition, a comparison was made between the causes of death reported on the death certificates and(More)
OBJECTIVE: Neonatal tetanus is an infection with high mortality, constituting a problem in underdeveloped countries, where there is faulty prenatal attendance. In spite of this and of the decreasing incidence of the disease in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, we report a case of neonatal tetanus identified in 1997. METHOD: We interviewed the infantacute;s(More)
The causes of 215 infant deaths occurring in a population based cohort of 5914 infants from southern Brazil were determined. Perinatal problems were responsible for 43% of these deaths and infectious diseases for 32%. In the group who died of infectious diseases, respiratory infections and diarrhoea were equally important, each accounting for 12% of all(More)