Taiana Silva Carvalho

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OBJECTIVES It was the aim of this study to determine the depression scores of Machado-Joseph disease (MJD) patients, their spouses, and individuals at 50% risk for MJD, and second, to verify the existence of a correlation between depressive symptoms and the degree of motor incapacitation. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Two hundred and forty-six individuals aged >(More)
To the Editor: Dominant spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs) are a group of neurodegenerative diseases that affect the cerebellum, brain stem, and spinocerebellar tracts. SCA1, SCA2, SCA3, SCA6, SCA7, SCA12, SCA17 and dentatorubral pallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA) are caused by CAG trinucleotide repeat expansions (1). SCA8 has a CTG expansion in the causative gene.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the functional and psychological features of patients immediately after discharge from the intensive care unit. METHODS Prospective cohort study. Questionnaires and scales assessing the degree of dependence and functional capacity (modified Barthel and Karnofsky scales) and psychological problems (Hospital Anxiety and Depression(More)
OBJECTIVE This 3-year retrospective controlled clinical trial assessed the effect of a school-based oral health education program on caries incidence in children. STUDY DESIGN A total of 240 students, aged 5 to 7 years, from two public schools in Monte Sião, Brazil, were included in this study. A school-based oral health education program was developed in(More)
OBJECTIVE Brazil is a large, heterogeneous, and diverse country, marked by social, economic, and regional inequalities. Stillbirth is a global concern, especially in low- and middle-income countries. This study investigated the prevalence and possible determinants of stillbirth in different regions of Brazil. METHODS This is a cross-sectional study(More)
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