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BACKGROUND Factors related to socioeconomic status and health care quality and management may influence mortality and morbidity rates due to acute myocardial infarction (AMI). OBJECTIVE To compare mortality and morbidity in patients with AMI hospitalized in public and private hospitals. METHODS An observational study, with comparison groups. Clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Studies that considered only the leisure physical activity found that the physical inactivity is higher among lower-income individuals. There is a possibility that this association shows modifications, when considering transportation, work and domestic activities. OBJECTIVE To determine whether there is a difference between the prevalence of(More)
The mainstream theory of choice under uncertainty in economics has been assuming that uncertainty faced by economic agents can be represented by a single probability distribution. This means that for economic agents the uncertainty they face is a known unknown, i.e., they have a perfect knowledge about it. However, as rst pointed out by Frank Knight [33],(More)
Objective: To evaluate the association between extubation failure and outcomes (clinical and functional) in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Methods: A prospective cohort study involving 311 consecutive patients with TBI. The patients were divided into two groups according to extubation outcome: extubation success; and extubation failure (defined(More)
BACKGROUND Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) is potentially attractive as a method of training in heart failure (HF) and could be performed in patients unable to participate in standard exercise training. PURPOSE To examine the effects of NMES on physiologic and functional measurements in patients with HF. METHODS MEDLINE, Cochrane, EMBASE,(More)
OBJECTIVE To verify if the maximal inspiratory pressure values with 40 seconds occlusion time are greater than with the 20 seconds occlusion time, and the impacts on the following patient's physiological variables: respiratory rate, pulse oxygen saturation, heart rate and blood pressure, before and after the measurements. METHODS This was a transversal(More)
  • Metin Kozak, Nazmi Kozak, +13 authors Zaharah Mohamed Rani
INTRODUCTION As a particular subject of social or economic psychology, consumer behavior gained the attention of academia dating back However, due to growing importance in an efficient marketing and management of tourism operations, the part of its empirical investigation has gained a speedy momentum since the beginning of the new millennium and now we are(More)
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