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Multilevel assessment of determinants of dental caries experience in Brazil.
OBJECTIVE To examine contextual and individual determinants of dental caries experience, documenting levels of the disease in Brazil. METHODS The dental status of 34 550 12-year-old schoolchildrenExpand
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A mortalidade por doenças infecciosas no início e no final do século XX no Município de São Paulo
A melhora das condicoes de vida do homem durante o seculo XX contribuiu para transformacoes da estrutura demografica e para mudancas dos padroes de morbi-mortalidade. Com o objetivo de discutir essasExpand
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Incorporation of Real-Time PCR into Routine Public Health Surveillance of Culture Negative Bacterial Meningitis in São Paulo, Brazil
Real-time (RT)-PCR increases diagnostic yield for bacterial meningitis and is ideal for incorporation into routine surveillance in a developing country. We validated a multiplex RT-PCR assay forExpand
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Factors associated with incomplete or delayed vaccination across countries: A systematic review.
BACKGROUND Despite the significant decline in the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases as a result of increased vaccination coverage worldwide, there are many children with delayed vaccinationExpand
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Economic Impact of a Rotavirus Vaccine in Brazil
The study was done to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a national rotavirus vaccination programme in Brazilian children from the healthcare system perspective. A hypothetical annual birth-cohortExpand
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Factors associated with dengue mortality in Latin America and the Caribbean, 1995-2009: an ecological study.
In this study, we aimed to estimate the effect that environmental, demographic, and socioeconomic factors have on dengue mortality in Latin America and the Caribbean. To that end, we conducted anExpand
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Enterovirus 71 infection and acute neurological disease among children in Brazil (1988-1990).
Surveillance for Enterovirus 71 (EV-71) infection in children up to 15 years of age was carried out in Brazil, from 1988 to 1990. Patients with acute neurological diseases (AND) such as flaccidExpand
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Effectiveness of influenza vaccination and its impact on health inequalities.
BACKGROUND Since 1998, annual publicly funded campaigns for mass vaccination against influenza of the population aged 65 years or older have been performed in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. TheExpand
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Tuberculosis in the twentieth century: time-series mortality in São Paulo, Brazil, 1900-97.
The objective of this study was to characterize tuberculosis mortality trends in the Municipality of São Paulo, Brazil, from 1900 to 1997. Standardized tuberculosis mortality rates and proportionalExpand
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Emergence and Disappearance of a Virulent Clone of Haemophilus influenzae Biogroup aegyptius, Cause of Brazilian Purpuric Fever
SUMMARY In 1984, children presented to the emergency department of a hospital in the small town of Promissão, São Paulo State, Brazil, with an acute febrile illness that rapidly progressed toExpand
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