Rosemary Petrik Pereira

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of an outpatient education program in patients with uncontrolled asthma. METHODS This was an uncontrolled study evaluating an educational intervention and involving patients with uncontrolled asthma ≥ 14 years of age. The participants completed a questionnaire designed to assess the level of asthma control, the inhalation(More)
It is important to identify characteristics related to poor disease control and frequent visits to the emergency department (ED). The objective of the present study was to compare the characteristics of patients attending the adult ED for treatment of asthma exacerbation with those attending an asthma specialist clinic (AC) in the same hospital, and to(More)
We examined the role of intermediate alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency in predisposing to abnormalities of lung distensibility and airway function in 20 heterozygotes (Pi MZ) who were individually matched with a control Pi M subject of similar age, height, and smoking habits drawn from the same male, working population. There were no significant differences(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of obesity in asthmatic patients attending at an outpatient clinic, and to investigate its relationships with asthma severity and level of asthma control. METHODS In a cross-sectional study we recruited patients aged 11 years and older with confirmed asthma diagnosis from the outpatient asthma clinic of Hospital de(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate inhaler technique in outpatients with asthma and to determine associations between the correctness of that technique and the level of asthma control. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study involving patients > 14 years of age with physician-diagnosed asthma. The patients were recruited from the Asthma Outpatient Clinic of the(More)
The prevalence of uncontrolled and controlled asthma, and the factors associated with uncontrolled asthma were investigated in a cross-sectional study. Patients aged 11 years with confirmed asthma diagnosis were recruited from the outpatient asthma clinic of Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil. Patients were excluded if they had other chronic(More)
We examined the role of intermediate alpha,-antitrypsin deficiency in predisposing to abnormalities of lung distensibility and airway function in 20 heterozygotes (Pi MZ) who were individually matched with a control Pi M subject of similar age, height, and smoking habits drawn from the same male, working population. There were no significant differences(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of a short-term individualized education program on adherence to asthma treatment, inhalation techniques, and asthma control. METHODS A prospective study involving patients aged 14 years or older, with a confirmed diagnosis of asthma and recruited from the asthma outpatient clinic of a university hospital in the city of(More)
OBJECTIVE Opiates use, mainly in the treatment of acute intense pain (post-surgical patients) and chronic pain in oncologic patients has been usually underestimated in general clinical practice. This paper has the objective to assess the pattern of opiates use (Meperidin and Morphine), that is being used in Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande(More)
PURPOSE Study the repeatability of the evaluation of the perception of dyspnea using an inspiratory resistive loading system in healthy subjects. METHODS We designed a cross sectional study conducted in individuals aged 18 years and older. Perception of dyspnea was assessed using an inspiratory resistive load system. Dyspnea was assessed during(More)