Paulo Rogério Gallo

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BACKGROUND We evaluated growth and nutritional status of preschool children between 2 and 6 years old from low income families from 14 daycare centers. METHODS Cross-sectional study with 1544 children from daycare centers of Santo Andre, Brazil. Body weight (W), height (H) and body mass index (BMI) were classified according to the 2000 National Center for(More)
OBJECTIVE To critically discuss, describe and analyze the data on infant mortality provided by public health services of Cabinda, Angola. METHOD The deaths of children aged less than one year old in 2007 and 2008 were analyzed in the Cabinda province. Provincial hospital records and those of the WHO office were used due to the limited quality and(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the motor development of infants exposed to maternal human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). METHODS Thirty infants were assessed in the period from November 2009 to March 2010 at the AIDS Reference and Training Centre, in São Paulo, Brazil. The assessment instrument used in the research was the Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS). All 30(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known with respect to the metabolic response and the requirements of infected newborns. Moreover, the nutritional needs and particularly the energy metabolism of newborns with sepsis are controversial matter. In this investigation we aimed to evaluate the rest energy expenditure (REE) of newborns with bacterial sepsis during the acute(More)
Objectives: the aim is to assess caregivers’ perceptions about the influence of television on the eating habits of children from the socially vulnerable Northeast region of Brazil. Methods: a total of 14 semi-structured interviews were conducted with caregivers. The participants included parents and grandmothers of 29 schoolchildren from a public school on(More)
Objetives This methodological study explain and emphasize the extent and fertility of the narrative interview in qualitative research. Methods To describe the narrative method within the qualitative research. Results The qualitative research method is characterized by addressing issues related to the singularities of the field and individuals investigated,(More)
BACKGROUND Coactivation may be both desirable (injury prevention) or undesirable (strength measurement). In this context, different styles of muscle strength stimulus have being investigated. In this study we evaluated the effects of verbal and visual stimulation on rectus femoris and biceps femoris muscles contraction during isometric and concentric. (More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze pediatricians' representations on the nutritional alternatives that are adopted when weaning becomes inevitable. METHODS This is a mixed cross-sectional analytical study with probabilistic sampling. Fifty-seven randomly selected pediatricians were interviewed with the use of a semi-structured script for thematic analysis. The(More)
This article aims to quantify the asthma mortality rate using the multiple causality analytical method in comparison to the underlying cause of death. Data were obtained from all death certificates (224,854) of individuals from 5 to 34 years of age issued in 1993, 1994, and 1995 in the Municipality of S o Paulo, in which mention of the word asthma was(More)
The early years of life are of essential importance for child development and growth. The child’s development in a social vulnerability and unfavorable life condition can be injured, and that early detection of disorders is fundamental for healthy development. Purpose: To assessment the Alberta Infant Motor Scale as an assessment tool to identify early of(More)