Luciana Ruschel dos Santos

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OBJECTIVE To describe and determine the extent of use of unlicensed, off-label and high-alert drugs in the general pediatric units of a university hospital in southern Brazil. METHODS A cross-sectional study conducted from November 2007 to January 2008 involving patients up to 14 years of age. Intensive care and pediatric oncology unit patients were(More)
INTRODUCTION The expected therapeutic response may be affected by the presence of drug interactions. With the high number of reports on new drug interactions, it has been difficult for health professionals to keep constantly updated. For this reason, computer systems have helped identify such interactions. OBJECTIVES To verify the rate and profile of drug(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the antimicrobial susceptibility of 62 Campylobacter spp. strains obtained from broiler flocks using the agar diffusion method. The Campylobacter spp strains were isolated from 22 flocks aged between 3 and 5 weeks of life, isolated from cloacae swabs, stools and cecal droppings in the farm and from the carcass rinsing in(More)
This study assessed biofilm formation on polystyrene by Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, L. welshimeri and Escherichia coli, isolated from a slaughtering plant, grown on tryptic soy broth (TSB) using different glucose concentrations. The tested bacteria produced biofilm in at least one of the concentrations used, and some of them were strong(More)
Salmonella spp. causes diseases in fowls, when species-specific serovars (Salmonella Pullorum and S.Gallinarum) are present in flocks, and public health problems, when non-typhoid serovars are isolated, as well as possible bacterial resistance induced by the preventive and therapeutic use of antimicrobials in animal production. This study describes the(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify and describe actual or potential medication errors related to drug information inquiries made by staff members of a teaching hospital to a Drug Information Centre from January 2012 to December 2013. METHODS Data were collected from the records of inquiries made by health care professionals to the Drug Information Centre throughout(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterise the prescription of non-formulary drugs to children and neonates at a Brazilian teaching hospital and identify adverse drug reactions (ADRs), drug interactions, and prescription of potentially hazardous medicines. METHODS A prospective exploratory study was carried out between January and May 2011 at the general paediatric wards(More)
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