Maria Luiza Gonzalez Riesco

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BACKGROUND Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is commonly associated with disturbances of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis secretion. Cerebral microdialysis techniques have been recently applied to measure brain interstitial cortisol levels. METHODS We evaluated for the first time the circadian rhythm of cortisol secretion at 08:00, 16:00, and 24:00 h in(More)
8 ABSTRACT This article is a narrative review with the aim of identifying the Brazilian scientific production related to the care process and maternal and perinatal outcomes in birth centres (BC). The papers were recovered in the databases and portals PubMed/ MEDLINE, CINAHAL, SciELO and REVENF. There were also included one book and the non published(More)
OBJECTIVES to analyze the Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength (PFMS) of pregnant women with one or more vaginal or cesarean deliveries; to compare the PFMS of these with pregnant women with the PFMS of primiparous women. METHODS cross-sectional study with women up to 12 weeks pregnant, performed in Itapecerica da Serra, São Paulo state, from December 2012 to May(More)
This study aimed to characterize midwives according to current concepts among health professionals and to identify the ideological premises underlying proposals for their training. Data from interviews with nine midwives, nurses, and physicians were interpreted using discourse analysis. The resulting empirical categories were "The Situation of Maternity(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) experience functional impairment and reduced quality of life, and thus patient global assessment in PsA is explained mainly by the physical, but also by the psychological, aspect of the disease. To assess the prevalence of minimal disease activity (MDA) in Spanish patients with PsA, we examined their(More)
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