Luane Marques de Mello

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INTRODUCTION In 2010, to reduce the occurrence of serious pneumococcal disease, the Ministry of Health in Brazil incorporated the 10-valent pneumococcal vaccine in the immunization schedule of children younger than two years of age. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of vaccination on the incidence of infectious respiratory diseases in(More)
INTRODUCTION The flu, a condition that can affect the elderly by increasing the risk of serious complications can be prevented through vaccination. Estimate the prevalence of signs and symptoms suggestive of influenza in a group of elderly either vaccinated or unvaccinated against influenza was the objective this study. METHODS This is a cross-sectional(More)
Fractures in the elderly (≥ 60 years) have a major public health impact and take a heavy social and economic toll. This article aimed to describe spatial and time trends in femoral fractures among elderly men and women in all regions of Brazil. Bayesian descriptive analyses of spatial and time series were performed on data obtained from the Hospital(More)
OBJECTIVE Asthma is under-diagnosed in many parts of the world. We aimed to assess the outcome of a capacitating program on asthma for non-specialist physicians and other healthcare professionals working in the public system in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. METHODS A group of 16 asthma specialists developed a one-year capacitating program in 11 healthcare(More)
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