Dalton Francisco de Andrade

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Hard or abrupt glottal attack (HGA) is one of the vocal behaviors often associated with benign lesion of the vocal folds. This study was designed to determine whether the frequency of HGA was different in hyperfunctional voice patients with and without vocal fold masses. One hundred and forty-seven subjects were studied. All subjects received a complete(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed at identifying predictive variables for in-hospital mortality, calculating the probability of death and creating a risk index for death by infective endocarditis by comparing two methods using a Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted of 186 consecutive cases of confirmed(More)
We propose an item response theory model to analyse psychiatric questionnaires that contain embarrassing items. We use Bayesian methods to estimate its parameters and consider a simulation study to evaluate the performance of the proposed estimators. The results are illustrated with the analysis of data collected to evaluate teenager depression,(More)
The high prevalence of overweight and obesity among schoolchildren in Brazil and worldwide has shown that strategies to promote healthy eating habits are needed. Santa Catarina was the first Brazilian State to promulgate specific legislation to regulate the food commercialized in schools (Law n 12.061/2001). The objective was to assess the functioning of(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of overweight and to identify associations with sociodemographic, biological and lifestyle factors in adolescents from Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. METHODS Cross-sectional study carried out in 2007 with a probabilistic sample of 1,590 schoolchildren aged from 11 to 14 years old. The prevalence of overweight,(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have investigated the consequences of intrauterine malnutrition on birth weight and overall survival but not on wound healing. This study aims to assess the influence of in utero malnutrition on wound healing of newborn rats. METHODS Pregnant Wistar rats were divided into 2 groups. Study rats were given 50% of the food intake of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical and economic outcome of a Cardiopulmonary and Metabolic Rehabilitation Program (CPMR) created by an HMO. METHODS The sample was comprised of 96 clients, divided into two groups of 48 individuals (treatment group--TG, individuals who participated in the CPMR program, and control group--CG, individuals who did not(More)
The science of voice evaluation and assessment has profited from technological advancement and objective measurement of voice parameters has become an integral part of the voice examination, however, subjective voice evaluation remains a vital component of any voice examination. The Towne-Heuer Reading Passage was developed in 1970 to provide a reading(More)