Luiz Carlos Bento de Souza

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OBJECTIVE: Intimate partner abuse is a complex phenomenon and a public health problem and health care services are one of the places sought by women in this situation. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of violence against women attending a health care center. METHODS: This study was carried out in a municipality of Southeastern(More)
BACKGROUND From a mechanistic standpoint, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may further disturb cardiovascular homeostasis in the setting of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). OBJECTIVE We sought to investigate if a standardized clinical diagnosis of OSA, in acute coronary syndrome patients, predicts the risk of cardiovascular events during hospitalization. (More)
Although Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease, its diagnosis remains particularly challenging today. This is particularly true for the behavioral variant (bvFTD), the most common phenotype of FTD, which is characterised by dramatic changes in personal and social conduct. Novel clinical cognitive(More)
Da Silva R.C., Lima V.Y., Tanaka E.M., Da Silva A.V., Souza L.C. & Langoni H. 2010. Risk factors and presence of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in dogs from the coast of São Paulo State, Brazil. Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira 30(2):161166. Departamento de Higiene Veterinária e Saúde Pública, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade(More)
OBJECTIVES The primary objective was to identify predictors of hospital mortality in patients undergoing aortic surgery. The secondary objective was to identify factors associated with clinical outcome composed hospital (death, bleeding, neurologic complications or ventricular dysfunction). METHODS A cross-sectional design with longitudinal component.(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the profile of individuals who were unable to obtain the surgical contraception procedure, and associated factors. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study conducted in Ribeirão Preto (Southeastern Brazil) in 2004, on 230 individuals who were unable to obtain sterilization surgery through the National Health System between 1999(More)
UNLABELLED Researchers have been looking for factors that can influence the prognosis of oral cancer, because its outcome is highly uncertain. AIM To evaluate variables that can impact the survival rate of patients with squamous-cell carcinoma of the oral cavity. MATERIAL AND METHODS Data analysis of 45 patients from January, 2001 to January, 2006.(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity present deficits in their cellular immunity that contribute to neoplastic growth. Thus, the inflammatory activity, such as the immunological response to the tumor, can be used as a prognostic factor. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the correlation between peritumoral inflammation and clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate whether adolescent pregnancy is a risk factor for low birth weight (LBW) babies. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of mothers and their newborns from a birth cohort in Aracaju, Northeastern Brazil. Data were collected consecutively from March to July 2005. Information collected included(More)