Bartira Ercília Pinheiro da Costa

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This study identifies workplace stress according to the Job Stress Scale and associates it with socio-demographic and occupational variables of nursing workers from an emergency hospital. This is a cross-sectional study and data were collected through a questionnaire applied to 388 nursing professionals. Descriptive statistics were applied; univariate and(More)
Hemodialysis therapy significantly impacts on patients' physical, psychological, and social performances. Such reduced quality of life depends on several factors, such as malnutrition, depression, and metabolic derangements. This study aims to evaluate the current nutritional status, quality of life and depressive symptoms, and determine the possible(More)
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinical-radiologic entity not yet understood, that presents with transient neurologic symptoms and particular radiological findings. Few papers show the differences between pregnant and non-pregnant patients. We review the cases of 38 women diagnosed with PRES, in order to find significant(More)
INTRODUCTION Continuous exposition of the peritoneal membrane to conventional dialysis solutions is an important risk factor for inducing structural and functional alterations. OBJECTIVE To compare in vitro mouse fibroblast NIH-3T3 cell viability after exposition to a neutral pH dialysis solution in comparison to cells exposed to a standard solution. (More)
INTRODUCTION Studies have shown pre-eclampsia (PE) as an exacerbation of gestational inflammatory process. RANTES (Regulated upon Activation, Normal T-cell Expressed, and Secreted)/CCL5 is a chemokine, which is involved in chronic inflammation by the recruitment of inflammatory cells. It is secreted by many cell types such as endothelial cells, smooth(More)
Patients with chronic kidney disease on peritoneal dialysis (PD) are susceptible to infections, with peritonitis being the primary cause of dropout. Peritoneal fluid culture is one of the essential elements for proper diagnosis and peritonitis treatment. The aim of this study was to compare the time required to obtain a positive culture using different(More)
INTRODUCTION The ABO-system of antigens and the Rh-system (D-antigen) is genetically determined and remains the most important blood group systems clinically. Several studies have examined the association between ABO and Rhesus blood group systems and pre-eclampsia. At present there is no consensus to define this association, especially not in a Brazilian(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate associations between maternal serum uric acid (UA) levels, maternal status, and fetal outcome. METHODS Maternal UA, urinary protein-creatinine ratio (P/C), blood pressure (BP), gestational age at delivery, and birth weight were evaluated in hypertensive pregnant women (n = 58). These were divided into two groups: high UA (> or =357(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the angiotensin-converting enzyme gene polymorphism in pregnant women with and without preeclampsia. STUDY DESIGN Preeclampsia was defined as hypertension and pathologic proteinuria in pregnant women after gestational week 20. Genomic DNA was isolated from leukocytes. The insertion-deletion polymorphism(More)