Isabel G. Quirino

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Quantifying the relative performance of individual scholars has become an integral part of decision-making in research policy. The objective of the present study was to evaluate if the scholarship rank of Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) researchers in Medicine is consistent with their scientific productivity. The Lattes(More)
Childhood hypertension has classically been recognized as a secondary disease. However, primary hypertension also occurs in children. The aim of this study was to compare clinical features of pediatric patients with elevated blood pressure, which were referred to an outpatient tertiary unit, and to detect variables associated with the identification of(More)
PURPOSE In this study we evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of renal pelvic dilatation for detecting infants with prenatal hydronephrosis who will need surgical intervention for ureteropelvic junction obstruction during followup. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1999 and 2010, 371 newborns diagnosed with isolated prenatal hydronephrosis were prospectively(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES With the advent of fetal screening ultrasonography, the detection of congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) in utero has permitted early management of these conditions. This study aims to describe the clinical course of a large cohort of patients with prenatally detected nephrouropathies. DESIGN, SETTING,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the profile and scientific output of medical researchers supported by Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) grants. METHODS Data were extracted from the Lattes curricula of 411 medical researchers with active grants for the 2006–2008 period. The variables of interest were gender, institutional(More)
The antenatal detection of congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) has permitted early management of these conditions. The aim of this study was to identify predictive factors associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in CAKUT. We also propose a risk score of CKD. In this cohort study, 822 patients with prenatally detected CAKUT were(More)
Quantifying the scientific performance of investigators has become an integral part of decision-making in research policy. The aim of the present study was to evaluate if there is a correlation between journal impact factor (IF) and researchers’ influence among a selected group of Brazilian investigators in the fields of clinical nephrology and(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of dimercapto-succinic acid renal scintigraphy and renal ultrasound in identifying high grade vesicoureteral reflux in children after a first episode of urinary tract infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 533 children following a first urinary tract infection were included in the(More)
BACKGROUND Systematic assessments of the scientific production can optimize resource allocation and increase research productivity in Brazil. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the profile and scientific production of researchers in the field of Cardiology who have fellowship in Medicine provided by the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed at evaluating the profile and scientific production of researchers in Nephrology and Urology, receiving grants in the area of Clinical Medicine from the Brazilian National Research Council. METHODS The standardized online curriculum vitae (Curriculum Lattes) of 39 researchers in Medicine receiving grants in the 2006-2008(More)