Silvana Granado Nogueira da Gama

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To evaluate the occurrence of birth defects in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, using the Live Birth Information System (SINASC), we performed a cross-sectional study on all live newborns with birth defects from January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2004. The variables referred to birth defects (presence and system affected), type of health service, mothers,(More)
Fatores associados à morbi-mortalidade perinatal em uma amostra de maternidades públicas e privadas do Município do Rio de Janeiro, 1999-2001 Factors associated with perinatal morbidity and mortality in a sample of public and private maternity centers in the City of Rio de Janeiro, 1999-2001 Abstract This study compares socio-demographic factors, mothers'(More)
The objective of this article is to assess coverage and reliability of data from the Information System on Live Births in the City of Rio de Janeiro, based on an analysis of live birth certificates issued by the various hospitals and compared to information from the “Study on Neonatal and Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality and Care in the City of Rio de(More)
This study evaluated the use of best practices (eating, movement, use of nonpharmacological methods for pain relief and partograph) and obstetric interventions in labor and delivery among low-risk women. Data from the hospital-based survey Birth in Brazil conducted between 2011 and 2012 was used. Best practices during labor occurred in less than 50% of(More)
The Kotelchuck index (KI) was modified and used to evaluate prenatal care provided in the City of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in a sample of 9,920 post-partum women following singleton deliveries. Ordinal logistic regression (OLR) and multivariate linear regression (LMR) were used to estimate the importance of demographic, psychosocial, and obstetric factors(More)
INTRODUCTION Meningococcal disease continues to warrant assessment as to its endemic and epidemic multicausality and temporal trends in various locations. MATERIAL AND METHOD Based on a standardization of epidemiological investigation of meningococcal disease in the municipality of Rio de Janeiro county, Southeastern Brazil, as from epidemic of the 1970s(More)
Visual inspection of foetal heart rate (FHR) sequences is an important means of foetal well-being evaluation. The application of fractal features for classifying physiologically relevant FHR sequence patterns is reported. The use of fractal features is motivated by the difficulties exhibited by traditional classification schemes to discriminate some classes(More)
567 Gravidez na adolescência e outros fatores de risco para mortalidade fetal e infantil no Município do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Teenage pregnancy and other risk factors for fetal and infant mortality in the city of Rio Abstract This article analyzes teenage pregnancy and other risk factors for fetal and infant mortality in the city of Rio de Janeiro,(More)
This study evaluated data on the incidence of maternal near miss identified on World Health Organization (WHO) criteria from the Birth in Brazil survey. The study was conducted between February 2011 and October 2012. The results presented are estimates for the study population (2,337,476 births), based on a sample of 23,894 women interviewed. The results(More)
OBJECTIVE: To analyze sociodemographic inequalities in prenatal and childbirth care and their consequences on birth weight. METHODS: The study was based on a sample of 10,072 postpartum women treated at public (those outsourced by the National Health System) and private maternity hospitals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 1999 to 2001. To test the(More)