Luiz Henrique de Gregório

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This paper assesses the quality of assistance in a clinical trial outpatient center as well as the patients understanding of the informed consent (IC); determine the reasons why they participate and detail socio-economic levels. A cross-sectional study was adopted in a clinical trial outpatient center using a self-explanatory questionnaire. All 100(More)
Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis is the most frequent cause of secondary osteoporosis. Glucocorticoids cause a rapid bone loss in the first few months of use, but the most important effect of the drug is suppression of bone formation. The administration of oral glucocorticoid is associated with an increased risk of fractures at the spine and hip. The(More)
The use of placebo control groups (e.g., subjects using calcium and vitamin D) in osteoporosis trials with subjects at high risk for fracture has been systematically questioned by institutional review boards (IRBs). Regulatory agencies, on the other hand, continue to not only recommend but also require that placebo-controlled trials be presented for the(More)
BACKGROUND Back pain is a major public health problem due to its high frequency, to the resulting activity constraint, and the need for surgery in many cases. Back pain is more frequent in women than men, mainly in postmenopausal women. High prevalence of hypovitaminosis D has been detected in postmenopausal women, and it is associated with decreased bone(More)
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