Andrea Lemos

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OBJECTIVE To perform a systematic review of the effectiveness of contraceptive counselling in women undergoing an abortion and its impact on the acceptance and use of contraceptive methods. METHODS Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing women who had undergone an abortion and received contraceptive counselling at that time met the inclusion(More)
BACKGROUND Muscle respiratory strength studies during pregnancy are very scarce. The aim of this paper is to describe maximum inspiratory (PImax) and expiratory (PEmax) mean pressure values in women during their first pregnancy and to determine the relationship between the anthropometric, morphologic and physiologic variables of these pressures. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the current article was to conduct a systematic review of the performance of perineal exercises during pregnancy and their utility in the prevention of urinary incontinence. METHODS Randomized controlled studies (RCT) of a low-risk obstetric population (primiparas or nulliparas) who had done perineal exercises only during pregnancy(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and smoking are public health problems. OBJECTIVE To assess smoking as a risk factor for progression of CKD. METHODS We conducted a systematic review in Medline, LILACS, SciELO, Google Scholar, Embase and Trials.gov with articles published until February/2013. Were included: cohort, clinical trials and(More)
BACKGROUND While there are several instruments in Brazil that measure motor function in patients after stroke, it is unknown whether the measurement properties of these instruments are appropriate. OBJECTIVE To identify the motor function instruments available in Brazil for patients after stroke. To assess the methodological quality of the studies and the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the sexual function and factors associated with sexual dysfunction in climacteric women. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted on 173 women aged 35 to 65 years old, with a steady partner during the last 6 months, who are literate, without cognitive impairment, and with sexual activity for at least 6 months. The instrument used(More)
AIMS To compare the electromyographic signal of different surface electrodes and to identify the channel that presents the highest level of electromyographic activity through the mean and peak of Root Mean Square (RMS). METHODS Thirty healthy women participated in this study. Each woman completed three collections (on different days) of electromyographic(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess, through a systematic review, the ability of Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS) to diagnose delayed motor development in preterm infants. METHODS Systematic searches identified five studies meeting inclusion criteria. These studies were evaluated in terms of: participants' characteristics, main results and risk of bias. The risk of bias(More)
BACKGROUND During the second stage of labor, the progression of the fetal expulsion depends on many factors related to maternal and fetal parameters, including the voluntary abdominal pushing. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to correlate the maternal and fetal parameters that may influence the voluntary maternal pushes during the second stage of labor by(More)
UNLABELLED Nebulization associated with noninvasive ventilation is used in emergency services and intensive care units. PURPOSES To compare pulmonary radioaerosol deposition during jet nebulization associated to noninvasive ventilation versus spontaneous breathing nebulization; to measure the rate of lung depuration and the correlation between lung(More)