Augusto Afonso Guerra

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OBJECTIVE To analyze the profile of claimants and medicines demanded in lawsuits. METHODS Descriptive study that examined 827 lawsuits with 1,777 demands of access to medicines in the period between July 2005 and June 2006 in the state of Minas Gerais, Southeastern Brazil. There were examined the type of health care provided to claimants and their(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the availability of essential drugs in municipalities with a human development index < 0.699. METHODS We surveyed 69 institutions, including municipal pharmacies, public clinics, private and philanthropic health units, and commercial pharmacies, in 19 municipalities of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The municipalities were(More)
Análise de custo-efetividade: ciclosporina versus tacrolimo para transplante renal no Brasil ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To analyze the cost-effectiveness of treatment regimens with cyclosporine or tacrolimus, five years after renal transplantation. METHODS: This cost-effectiveness analysis was based on historical cohort data obtained between 2000 and 2004 and(More)
BACKGROUND In Brazil, the National Health System (SUS) is responsible for almost all renal transplants. SUS protocols recommend using cyclosporine, in association with azathioprine and corticosteroids, to maintain the immunosuppression that is essential for successful renal transplant. Alternatively, cyclosporine can be replaced by tacrolimus. OBJECTIVE(More)
Osteoporosis, a typical disease of the elderly, has become a frequent and relevant public health problem. Several drugs are available for treatment of osteoporosis, some of which are currently dispensed by the Brazilian Unified National Health System. The objective of this study was to present a systematic review of drugs for treatment of osteoporosis,(More)
This retrospective study in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, aimed to provide indicators on the sale and consumption of anorexigenic substances. During the first stage, 2,906 of 168,237 prescriptions received by pharmacies in 2003 were analyzed, showing low quality of prescriptions. Projected consumption in defined daily doses was 19.75 DDD/1,000(More)
Chronic hepatitis B is considered a major public health problem, and its treatment entails increasing health budget expenses with high-cost drugs covered by Unified National Health System. The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of interferon (conventional; pegylated - PEG2a) and lamivudine (LAM) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B(More)
PHP4 EfEITOS DA ATEnçãO fARMACêUTICA nOS RESULTADOS EM SAúDE DOS PACIEnTES: REvISãO SISTEMáTICA COM META-AnáLISES Melchiors AC1, Fernandes BD1, Correr CJ2, Pontarolo R2 1Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, São Mateus, Brazil, 2Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil IntroductIon: o número de estudos de intervenções farmacêuticas vem aumentando(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the use and persistence of anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) versus disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) therapies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Brazil. METHODS This was a new-user cohort study of RA patients from 2003 to 2010, using administrative data. Individuals were classified as being persistent using(More)
We conducted an economic assessment of the Pharmaceutical Assistance - Rede Farmácia de Minas Gerais-RFMG and Farmácia Popular do Brasil-FPB to ascertain which of the two models stands out as the most efficient. To do this, a model, which consisted of a study of incurred costs in both programs, up to the dispensing of medicine to citizens, was developed.(More)