Leonardo Moscovici

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BACKGROUND The partograph is currently the main tool available to support decision-making of health professionals during labour. However, the rate of appropriate use of the partograph is disappointingly low. Apart from limitations that are associated with partograph use, evidence of positive impact on labour-related health outcomes is lacking. The main goal(More)
OBJECTIVE To generate a global reference for caesarean section (CS) rates at health facilities. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Health facilities from 43 countries. POPULATION/SAMPLE Thirty eight thousand three hundred and twenty-four women giving birth from 22 countries for model building and 10,045,875 women giving birth from 43 countries for(More)
Aim To compare the impact of three different approaches to primary care mental health on the prevalence of mental disorders. BACKGROUND Millions of people suffer from mental disorders. As entry point into the health service, primary healthcare plays an important role in providing mental health prevention and treatment. METHODS Random sample of(More)
INTRODUCTION Rotavirus is the main etiologic agent of acute infectious diarrhea in children worldwide. Considering that a rotavirus vaccine (G1P8, strain RIX4414) was added to the Brazilian vaccination schedule in 2006, we aimed to study its effectiveness and safety regarding intestinal intussusception. METHODS A quasi-experimental trial was performed in(More)
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