Maria Albertina Santiago Rego

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OBJECTIVE To compare perinatal health indicators in a referral hospital in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. METHODS Perinatal results and indicators of single live births in Hospital das Clínicas of Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil, were compared for two periods, 1995-1998 and 2003-2006. The chi-square test and Student's t test(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of prone and supine positions on breathing pattern variables, thoracoabdominal motion and peripheral oxygen saturation of hemoglobin of premature newborn infants recovering from respiratory distress syndrome, while breathing spontaneously and in rapid eye movement sleep. METHODS This was a quasi-experimental study. Twelve(More)
Objective: To analyze under-5 mortality rates and leading causes in Brazil and states in 1990 and 2015, using the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2015 estimates. Methods: The main sources of data for all-causes under-5 mortality and live births estimates were the mortality information system, surveys, and censuses. Proportions and rates per 1,000(More)
BACKGROUND Current methods to assess the gestational age during prenatal care or at birth are a global challenge. Disadvantages, such as low accessibility, high costs, and imprecision of clinical tests and ultrasonography measurements, may compromise health decisions at birth, based on the gestational age. Newborns' organs and tissues can indirectly(More)
Objective: To assess the quality of information and some perinatal indicators of the Perinatal Information System of the Latin-American Center of Perinatology (SIP-CLAP) of the Pan American Health Organization, and their use to monitor perinatal hospital care in Minas Gerais. The research was carried out in three stages: 1) analysis of the quality of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze unfavorable outcomes at hospital discharge of preterm infants born at Brazilian public university centers. METHODS Prospective cohort of 2646 inborn infants with gestational age 23-33 weeks and birth weight 400-1499 g, without malformations, born at 20 centers in 2012-2013. Unfavorable outcome was defined as in-hospital death or(More)
BACKGROUND Preterm infants in neonatal intensive care units frequently receive red blood cells (RBC) transfusions due to the anemia of prematurity. A number of variables related to gestational age, severity of illness and transfusion practices adopted in the neonatal unit where the neonate was born may contribute to the prescription of RBC transfusions.(More)
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