Mariana A. Souza

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Since 1997, the Interdisciplinary Research Group on HTLV-1/2 (GIPH) has been following individuals infected with HTLV in Minas Gerais, Brazil, in an open prospective cohort study. The HAM diagnosis is based on clinical parameters, with support of complementary exams to exclude other possible causes of myelopathy. The objective of this study was to evaluate(More)
HTLV-1-associated myelopathy (HAM) is a classic neuro-logical disease, but cognitive impairment and altered signal intensity on MRI scans of the brain are described in the literature and suggest a more extensive neurological damage. This is a cross-sectional study, conducted between March 17 th and September 28 th , 2012 in the GIPH cohort, Brazil. HAM was(More)
The Oracle model has been used not only for comparison between techniques but also in the design of different methods in Multiple Classifier Systems (MCS). Even though the model represents the ideal classifier selection scheme, Dynamic Classifier Selection (DCS) techniques present a large performance gap from the Oracle. This means that, for a significant(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper describes the development of the Protocol for Identification of Problems for Rehabilitation (PLPR), a tool to standardize collection of functional information based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROTOCOL The PLPR was developed for use during the initial contact with(More)
The cross sectional study aims to create the patients' profile and understand their demands for seeking public rehabilitation services from Belo Horizonte. Data were analyzed from 516 patients who gained entry into the health care system by means of the Protocol for Identification of Problems for Rehabilitation (PLPR). It allows for gathering information(More)
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