Andréa Soares

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Socioeconomic status (SES) is a determinant of outcome in various types of cancer. The aim of this study is to analyze the impact of the SES in Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL). From 2001 to 2005, 194 consecutive patients were prospectively followed in 5 institutions. Patients answered a questionnaire with a set of items used to determine the SES, and were then(More)
Deployment of software processes based on reference models is a knowledge-intensive task, i.e., a great amount of technical knowledge must be applied in order to guarantee conformance and adherence of processes deployed to the reference models adopted. Moreover, software process deployers have to deal with organizational and individual cultural problems on(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the “Medical Outcomes Study-Social Support Survey (MOS-SSS)” in Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) survivors. METHODS The MOS-SSS is a 19-item questionnaire with five scales covering different aspects of social support (affection, positive social(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe and quantify the main changes seen on computed tomography of the chest in mildly symptomatic adult patients with sickle cell disease, as well as to evaluate the radiologist accuracy in determining the type of hemoglobinopathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective study involving 44 adult patients with sickle cell disease who underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between clinical, pulmonary, and cardiovascular findings in patients with sickle cell disease and, secondarily, to compare these findings between sickle cell anemia patients and those with other sickle cell diseases. METHODS Fifty-nine adults were included in this cross-sectional study; 47 had sickle cell anemia, and(More)
CONTEXT Fatigue is the most common symptom among Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Brazilian version of the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI). METHODS The MFI was translated into Brazilian Portuguese using established forward-backward translation procedures, and the psychometric properties(More)
Deployment of software processes based on reference models is a knowledge-intensive task, i.e., a great amount of technical knowledge must be applied in order to guarantee conformance and adherence of processes deployed to the reference models adopted. Moreover, software process deployers have to deal with organizational and individual cultural problems on(More)
Central nervous system involvement is considered a rare complication of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and so there is the risk of being overlooked. We report a case of central nervous system involvement in a 75-year-old mulatto woman with chronic lymphocytic leukemia after 5 years of follow-up and a literature review on the subject. The clinical course,(More)
BACKGROUND Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is characterized by a broad spectrum of abnormalities that affect most body organs and systems. To date, there is few data on the influence of these patients' clinical characteristics on the functional exercise capacity. AIM To investigate the effect of the clinical complications on the functional exercise capacity of(More)
OBJECTIVES Cholecystitis is one of the complications of symptomatic cholelithiasis responsible for high levels of morbidity of sickle cell disease (SCD) patients. Here, we investigated the possible protective role of single gene deletions of α-thalassaemia in the occurrence of cholelithiasis and cholecystitis in SCD patients, as well as the cholecystectomy(More)
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