Fernando Augusto Proietti

Federal University of Minas Gerais, Cidade de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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    ABSTRACT: This study aimed to analyze the prevalence of negative self-rated health and associated factors in the quilombola community (descendants of escaped slaves) in Vitória da Conquista, Bahia State, Brazil. A household survey was conducted with 797 adults in 2011. Data on self-rated health, socioeconomic and demographic characteristics, lifestyle, social support, health status, and access to health services were obtained through questionnaires. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed, adjusted for sex and age. Prevalence of negative self-rated health was 12.5%. After statistical modeling, the following variables remained associated with self-rated health: skin color, schooling, adequate consumption of fruits and vegetables, chronic illness, physical limitations, and at least one medical visit in the previous 12 months. Self-rated health was associated with socioeconomic/demographic dimensions, lifestyle, social support, and health status.
    Cadernos de saude publica. 07/2014; 30(7):1487-1501.
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    ABSTRACT: Systematic social observation has been used as a health research methodology for collecting information from the neighborhood physical and social environment. The objectives of this article were to describe the operationalization of direct observation of the physical and social environment in urban areas and to evaluate the instrument's reliability. The systematic social observation instrument was designed to collect information in several domains. A total of 1,306 street segments belonging to 149 different neighborhoods in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, were observed. For the reliability study, 149 segments (1 per neighborhood) were re-audited, and Fleiss kappa was used to access inter-rater agreement. Mean agreement was 0.57 (SD = 0.24); 53% had substantial or almost perfect agreement, and 20.4%, moderate agreement. The instrument appears to be appropriate for observing neighborhood characteristics that are not time-dependent, especially urban services, property characterization, pedestrian environment, and security.
    Cadernos de saúde pública / Ministério da Saúde, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública 10/2013; 29(10):2093-2104. · 0.83 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Studies analyzing motivation factors that lead to blood donation have found altruism to be the primary motivation factor; however, social capital has not been analyzed in this context. Our study examines the association between motivation factors (altruism, self-interest, and response to direct appeal) and social capital (cognitive and structural) across three large blood centers in Brazil. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of 7635 donor candidates from October 15 through November 20, 2009. Participants completed self-administered questionnaires on demographics, previous blood donation, human immunodeficiency virus testing and knowledge, social capital, and donor motivations. Enrollment was determined before the donor screening process. RESULTS: Among participants, 43.5 and 41.7% expressed high levels of altruism and response to direct appeal, respectively, while only 26.9% expressed high levels of self-interest. More high self-interest was observed at Hemope-Recife (41.7%). Of participants, 37.4% expressed high levels of cognitive social capital while 19.2% expressed high levels of structural social capital. More high cognitive and structural social capital was observed at Hemope-Recife (47.3 and 21.3%, respectively). High cognitive social capital was associated with high levels of altruism, self-interest, and response to direct appeal. Philanthropic and high social altruism were associated with high levels of altruism and response to direct appeal. CONCLUSION: Cognitive and structural social capital and social altruism are associated with altruism and response to direct appeal, while only cognitive social capital is associated with self-interest. Designing marketing campaigns with these aspects in mind may help blood banks attract potential blood donors more efficiently.
    Transfusion 06/2013; 53(6). · 3.53 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The incidence of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HLTV-1)-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) is not well defined in the literature. Several studies have reported different incidence rates, and recent publications suggest a higher incidence and prevalence of HAM/TSP. The interdisciplinary HTLV Research Group (GIPH) is a prospective open cohort study of individuals infected with HTLV-1/2. This study describes the demographic data and HAM/TSP incidence rate observed in 181 HTLV-1-seropositive individuals and compares the results with previous reports in the literature. HAM/TSP was diagnosed on the basis of the World Health Organization diagnostic criteria and Castro-Costa et al., 2006. Seven HAM/TSP incident cases were observed during the follow-up. The HAM/TSP incidence density was 5.3 cases per 1,000 HTLV-1-seropositive cases per year (95% confidence interval: 2.6-10.9), with a mean follow-up of 7 ± 4 years (range: 1 month to 15 years). HAM/TSP was more frequent in women in their 40s and 50s with probable infection via the sexual route. The HAM/TSP incidence density among HTLV-1-seropositive cases observed in the present study is higher than that in previous studies. HAM/TSP may be underdiagnosed in countries like Brazil where HTLV infection is prevalent. Orientation and prevent transmission of HTLV programs are needed. Currently, preventing HTLV-1 transmission is the most effective way to reduce the impact of HAM/TSP on society.
    AIDS research and human retroviruses 04/2013; · 2.18 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Resumo Introdução: a urbanização desordenada caracteriza-se pela existência de agregados espaciais com diferentes condições socioeconômicas e ambientais e que apresentam condições propícias à proliferação de insetos, vetores de várias doenças, especial-mente da dengue. O presente estudo descreveu e comparou a incidência da dengue em determinadas áreas (denominadas estratos) com diferentes níveis de infestação e de resultados em relação às intervenções em curso em Belo Horizonte. Objetivo: determinar e quantificar a associação entre a ocorrência da dengue e indicadores de infestação vetorial e de intervenção no município de Belo Horizonte. Métodos: adotou--se estudo observacional com delineamento ecológico. Foi realizada análise univariada entre as taxas estimadas de incidência de dengue e as categorias dos indicadores en-tomológicos e de intervenção utilizando-se o modelo binomial negativo. Utilizaram-se subdivisões geográficas do município (estratos) como unidade geográfica de análise. Resultados: verificou-se heterogeneidade nas taxas de incidência de dengue entre os estratos (mínimo de 276,4 e máximo de 9398,1/100.000), com média de 3285,5. Estratos com índice de infestação predial (IIP) ≥3% apresentaram RR=2,9 (IC95%: 1,3–6,4), quan-do contrastados a estrados com IIP <2%. Em estratos com média de ovos ≥ 20, RR=3,3 (IC95%: 1,5–7,3), quando contrastados com aqueles com <10. Locais não acessados por recusa ou ausência de morador num percentual entre 10,0 e 24,9 apresentaram RR=7,9 (IC95%: 4,4–14,4) em relação àqueles cujo percentual de não acesso foi inferior a 10,0%. Já a cobertura de imóveis vistoriados em relação à meta não teve associação com a taxa de incidência da doença. Conclusões: índices de infestação e imóveis não aces-sados para o tratamento focal associaram-se ao elevado risco de ocorrência de dengue nos distritos sanitários e estratos de Belo Horizonte, ocorrendo ainda heterogeneidade entre estratos quanto à incidência da dengue. Palavras-chave: Dengue/epidemiologia; Dengue/prevenção & controle; Zonas Urba-nas; Entomologia. absTRacT Introduction: Unplanned, uncontrolled urbanization is characterized by areas with different socioeconomic and environmental conditions that are conductive to the proliferation of insects, vectors of several diseases, especially dengue. This study describes and compares dengue incidence in selected areas (called strata) with different levels of both infestation and results of active prevention measures carried out in Belo Horizonte. Objective: To determine and quantify the association of dengue incidence with indicators of vectorial infestation and preventive measures in the Municipality of Belo Horizonte. Methods: This is an observa-tional study with ecological approach. Univariate analysis was carried out to assess the estimated rates of dengue incidence and the categories of entomological and active
    Revista da Associação Médica de Minas Gerais 04/2013; 22:265-273.
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    ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: Perceived discrimination is related to poor health and has been offered as one explanation for the persistence of health inequalities in some societies. In this study, we explore the prevalence and correlates of perceived discrimination in a large, multiracial Brazilian metropolitan area. METHODS: The study uses secondary analysis of a regionally representative household survey conducted in 2010 (n=12,213). Bivariate analyses and multiple logistic regression assess the magnitude and statistical significance of covariates associated with reports of any discrimination and with discrimination in specific settings, including when seeking healthcare services, in the work environment, in the family, in social occasions among friends or in public places, or in other situations. RESULTS: Nearly 9% of the sample reported some type of discrimination. In multivariable models, reports of any discrimination were higher among people who identify as black versus white (OR 1.91), higher (OR 1.21) among women than men, higher (OR 1.33) among people in their 30's and lower (OR 0.63) among older individuals. People with many health problems (OR 4.97) were more likely to report discrimination than those with few health problems. Subjective social status (OR 1.23) and low social trust (OR 1.27) were additional associated factors. Perceived discrimination experienced while seeking healthcare differed from all other types of discrimination, in that it was not associated with skin color, social status or trust, but was associated with sex, poverty, and poor health. CONCLUSIONS: There appear to be multiple factors associated with perceived discrimination in this population that may affect health. Policies and programs aimed at reducing discrimination in Brazil will likely need to address this wider set of interrelated risk factors across different populations.
    International Journal for Equity in Health 12/2012; 11(1):80. · 1.71 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Dengue virus (DENV) is the most prevalent arbovirus in the world, found mainly in tropical regions. As clinical manifestations present frequently as nonspecific febrile illness, laboratory diagnosis is essential to confirm DENV infections and for epidemiological studies. Recombinant envelope (E) antigens of four serotypes of DENV were used to develop an immunoglobulin G enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (IgG-ELISA). To evaluate the IgG-ELISA, a panel of serum samples that had been tested previously by a plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT) was investigated for the presence of anti-E antibodies against the four DENV serotypes. IgG-ELISA was found to have a sensitivity (91%) and specificity (98%) at a receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) optimized cutoff and demonstrated high performance as well as good indexes. A concordance of 97% was achieved between both assays, and only 21/704 (3%) samples were not concordant. The results of the present study demonstrate a moderate correlation between neutralizing antibody titers and IgG-ELISA values. These findings indicate that the recombinant protein-based IgG-ELISA is a suitable method for routine serodiagnosis, monitoring and seroepidemiological studies of DENV infections.
    Journal of virological methods 09/2012; · 2.13 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background and Objectives  Higher risk of HIV infection could be associated with test seeking, which is one motivation for donating blood. Cognitive social capital is defined as the social support, trust and co-operation that guide community behaviour. Structural social capital refers to an individual's participation in institutions and organizations. The association between social capital and test seeking was assessed. Materials and Methods  A survey of over 7500 donors in three Brazilian blood centres was conducted. Test seeking was classified into four non-overlapping categories (non-test seeker, possible, presumed and self-disclosed test seekers) using one direct and two indirect questions. Social capital was summarized into cognitive and structural categorizations. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was performed. Results  Compared with non-test seekers (62% of survey respondents), cognitive social capital was higher for each category of test seeking (OR = 1.1, 7.4, 7.1, P < 0.05 respectively). Male gender, lower education and lower income were also significantly associated with test seeking. Conclusion  As test seekers appear to have strong social networks, blood banks may leverage this to convince them to seek testing at other locations.
    Vox Sanguinis 08/2012; · 2.85 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: There is mixed evidence that socioeconomic status (SES) affects the predictive power of self-rated health (SRH) for mortality. We sought to compare the predictive value of SRH for 6-year mortality in English and Brazilian older adults, and to assess whether this association varies by SES in these populations. Data came from the English and the Bambui (Brazil) cohort studies of aging. Potential confounding variables included sociodemographic characteristics, lifestyle, self-reported diseases, physical functioning, mental symptoms, and selected biomarker measures. Participants were 5183 English and 1499 Brazilians aged 60 years and over. Low health ratings were independently associated with subsequent mortality in both populations. However, the predictive power of poor SRH for death was much higher for English (a population with higher SES level) than for Brazilians (adjusted hazard ratios 4.45 [95% confidence interval, 3.04-6.51] and 1.88 [1.25-2.81], respectively). In both populations, the predictive value of SRH for mortality was higher among those in the highest income tertile. Our results suggest that the association between SRH and mortality is underestimated in populations and in subgroups of population with low SES level. Further international research is needed to examine the generalizability of this pattern.
    Annals of epidemiology 07/2012; 22(9):644-8. · 2.95 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Although specific measurement instruments are necessary to better understand the relationship between features of neighborhoods and health, very few studies have developed instruments to measure neighborhood features in developing countries. The objective of the study was to develop valid and reliable measures of neighborhood context useful in a Latin American urban context, assess their psychometric and ecometric properties, and examine individual and neighborhood-level predictors of these measures. We analyzed data from a multistage household survey (2008-2009) conducted in Belo Horizonte City by the Observatory for Urban Health. One adult in each household was selected to answer a questionnaire that included scales to measure neighborhood domains. Census tracts were used to proxy neighborhoods. Internal consistency was evaluated by Cronbach's alpha, and multilevel models were used to estimate ecometric properties and to estimate associations of neighborhood measures with socioeconomic indicators. The final sample comprised 4048 survey respondents representing 149 census tracts. We assessed ten neighborhood environment dimensions: public services, aesthetic quality, walking environment, safety, violence, social cohesion, neighborhood participation, neighborhood physical disorder, neighborhood social disorder, and neighborhood problems. Cronbach's alpha coefficients ranged from 0.53 to 0.83; intraneighborhood correlations ranged from 0.02 to 0.53, and neighborhood reliability varied from 0.76 to 0.99. Most scales were associated with individual and neighborhood socioeconomic predictors. Questionnaires can be used to reliably measure neighborhood contexts in developing countries.
    Journal of Urban Health 06/2012; · 1.89 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: : Human T cell lymphotropic virus type 1 and 2 (HTLV-1/2) causes serious diseases and is endemic in many parts of the world. It is transmitted from mother to child in 15-25% of the cases, primarily through breastfeeding. Proviral load and duration of breastfeeding are thought to play a role in transmission. This study aimed to detect HTLV-seropositive mothers through testing of neonates, to evaluate maternal HTLV proviral load and to measure the rates of transmission blocking when interruption of breastfeeding was implemented. : Neonates were screened for HTLV-1/2 IgG by enzyme immunoassay using the neonatal screening program of Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Breastfeeding interruption was recommended to those whose mothers were confirmed HTLV-positive. Children were tested by polymerase chain reaction at birth and at 12 months of age. : Of 55,293 neonates tested, 42 (0.076%) were positive for HTLV-1 or HTLV-2 IgG. All 42 were polymerase chain reaction-negative at birth and 1 of 37 (2.7%) became antibody-positive after 12 months. His mother had delivered him vaginally and was informed of the positive HTLV-1 polymerase chain reaction after 7 days of breastfeeding. The mother's proviral load was 271 copies/10,000 cells, whereas the average is 109.2 copies/10,000 cells (95% confidence interval: 70.56-147.83). : Maternal HTLV-1 proviral load and the route of delivery may have played a role in the transmission observed. Avoidance of breastfeeding was an effective measure to reduce HTLV transmission. In endemic countries, routine prenatal or neonatal screening combined with formula feeding for mothers confirmed HTLV-positive may be an important strategy to prevent future development of illnesses related to HTLV.
    The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 06/2012; 31(11):1139-43. · 3.57 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1/2 (HTLV-1/2) infection is endemic in Brazil but representative donor prevalence and incidence data are lacking. All blood donations (2007-2009) from three blood centers in Brazil were studied. Samples reactive on one HTLV screening test (EIA) were retested with a different EIA; dual EIA reactivity correlated strongly with a confirmatory Western blot. Prevalence, incidence, and residual transfusion risk were calculated. Among 281,760 first-time donors, 363 were positive for HTLV on both EIAs (135 per 10(5), 95% CI 122-150). Prevalence differed considerably by region, from 83 to 222 per 10(5). Overall incidence rate was 3.6/10(5) person-years and residual transfusion risk was 5.0/10(6) per blood unit transfused. The logistic regression model showed significant associations with: age [adjusted odds ratio (aOR)=5.23 for age 50+ vs. <20], female sex (aOR=1.97), black (aOR=2.70 vs. white), and mixed skin colors (aOR=1.78 vs. white), and inversely with education (aOR=0.49, college vs. less than high school). HTLV testing with a dual-EIA strategy is feasible and can be useful in areas with low resources. Incidence and residual risk of HTLV-1 transmission by transfusion were relatively high and could be reduced by improving donor recruitment and selection in high prevalence areas. Blood center data may contribute to surveillance for HTLV infection.
    AIDS research and human retroviruses 02/2012; 28(10):1265-72. · 2.18 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This study considers the dengue occurrence in the city of Belo Horizonte over the last fifteen years. Approximately 186,000 cases registered from 1996 to 2011 were analyzed. The home address of individuals whose dengue case was notified was used as a proxy for exposure location. For determining possible outbreaks of disease and the specific patterns of dengue cases, spatial statistics used included Kernel's estimation. The occurrence of waves of dengue outbreaks was correlated with climatic and vector presence data. Outbreaks had different durations and intensities: case clustering, thinned out both spatially and temporally. These findings may be useful for public health professionals responsible for fighting the disease providing some tools for improving evaluation of interventions such as vector control and patient care, minimizing the collective and individual burden of the disease.
    Journal of Tropical Medicine 01/2012; 2012:760951.
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    ABSTRACT: Interest in self-rated health (SRH) as a tool for use in disease and mortality risk screening is increasing. The authors assessed the discriminatory ability of baseline SRH to predict 10-year mortality rates compared with objectively measured health status. Principal component analysis was used to create a health score that included systolic blood pressure, presence of diabetes mellitus, body mass index, electrocardiographic parameters, B-type natriuretic peptide, and other biochemical and hematologic measures. From 1997 to 2007, a total of 474 of the 1,388 baseline participants died and 81 were lost to follow-up, yielding 11,833 person-years of observation. The adjusted hazard ratio for death was 1.74 (95% confidence interval (CI): 1.32, 2.29) for persons reporting poor health versus those reporting good health. When combined with age and sex, SRH had a C statistic to predict death equal to 0.69 (95% CI: 0.67, 0.71), which was comparable to that of the inclusive health score (C = 0.69, 95% CI: 0.67, 0.72). The addition of other parameters, such as lifestyle, physical functioning, mental symptoms, and physical symptoms, had little effect on these 2 predictive models (C = 0.71 (95% CI: 0.69, 0.73) and C = 0.71 (95% CI: 0.69, 0.74), respectively). The abilities of the SRH and the health score models to predict death decreased in parallel fashion over time. These results suggest that older adults who report poor health warrant particular attention as persons who have accumulated biologic markers of disease.
    American journal of epidemiology 12/2011; 175(3):228-35. · 5.59 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Researchers in the health field often deal with the problem of incomplete databases. Complete Case Analysis (CCA), which restricts the analysis to subjects with complete data, reduces the sample size and may result in biased estimates. Based on statistical grounds, Multiple Imputation (MI) uses all collected data and is recommended as an alternative to CCA. Data from the study Saúde em Beagá, attended by 4,048 adults from two of nine health districts in the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, in 2008-2009, were used to evaluate CCA and different MI approaches in the context of logistic models with incomplete covariate data. Peculiarities in some variables in this study allowed analyzing a situation in which the missing covariate data are recovered and thus the results before and after recovery are compared. Based on the analysis, even the more simplistic MI approach performed better than CCA, since it was closer to the post-recovery results.
    Cadernos de saúde pública / Ministério da Saúde, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública 12/2011; 27(12):2299-313. · 0.83 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Deferral due to anaemia is common in blood donor selection, mainly owing to iron deficiency. This study analysed the prevalence of anaemia, its individual and group-associated factors in 335,095 blood donor candidates in the Hemominas Foundation, a public blood centre in Minas Gerais State, Brazil. For the hierarchical analysis, gender, self-reported skin colour and age were included as independent variables at the individual level. Second level variables included proportion of self-reported white, male proportion, prevalence of sickle cell trait and Human Development Index (HDI) for the cities where the blood centres were located. Deferral due to anaemia was 9.71% in the donor population in the present study. Differences among geographic areas throughout the State were observed; living in an area with lower HDI (P < 0.032), female gender and non-white skin colour (both P < 0.001) were significantly associated with anaemia. Cities with a lower HDI had higher prevalence rates of anaemia when compared with the others. Anaemia was more pronounced among female and non-white donors and in the northern part of the State. A high deferral of blood donors due to anaemia, mostly associated with poverty was observed and deserves attention from the public health perspective. Blood centres should consider the profile of donors and their geographic location when planning mobile blood collection or regional campaigns.
    Transfusion Medicine 12/2011; 21(6):371-7. · 1.26 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To assess the validity of the estimates obtained through telephone survey and to measure the impact of the post-stratification weighting factor to adjust estimates. The same questionnaire was completed by two independent samples of the population living in the municipality of Belo Horizonte city (Barreiro and West regions). One sample (n=440) completed the questionnaire of VIGITEL 2008 (telephone survey), and the other (n=4,048) of Saúde em Beagá (face to face household interview). The results of the two samples for 18 health-related variables were compared by means of test statistics. At first, residents who had a landline telephone line were compared to those who reported not having a telephone line; then, VIGITEL estimates, with and without post-stratification weight, were compared with Saúde em Beagá estimates. Subjects who owned a landline telephone line had indicators for better economic conditions (housing, schooling, and skin color); higher prevalence of chronic diseases; lower exposure to risk factors for chronic diseases; and improved access to health services, compared to the those who reported not having a telephone line. Most VIGITEL estimates (without post-stratification weight) were similar to the sample of Saúde em Beagá that reported owning a residential landline, showing no major impact of the methodology to obtain this data (lower information bias). Even without post-stratification weight, VIGITEL estimates were similar to those of Saúde em Beagá. With post-stratification weight, the estimates of "number of residents", "skin color" and "physical activity" did not differ from those obtained by the face to face survey. The results of both surveys were very similar. Because of the lower cost, the telephone interview is a good option in public health for the behavioral risk-factor surveillance system.
    Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia 09/2011; 14 Suppl 1:16-30.
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    ABSTRACT: To detect dengue virus, eggs of Aedes sp were collected in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in 2007. Egg samples were subsequently hatched and the larvae were tested for the presence of dengue virus RNA by RT-PCR. Among the Aedes aegypti larvae samples, 163 (37.4%) out of 435 were positive, including 32 (10.9%) of 293 individual larvae samples concomitantly positive for two serotypes. Virological surveillance detecting coinfected vectors in the field could represent an important strategy for understanding the numerous factors involved in the transmission and clinical presentation of dengue.
    Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical 02/2011; 44(1):103-5. · 0.93 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Confidential unit exclusion remains a controversial strategy to reduce the residual risk of transfusion-transmitted infections. This study aimed to analyze confidential unit exclusion from its development in a large institution in light of confidential donation confirmation. Data of individuals who donated from October 1, 2008 to December 31, 2009 were analyzed in a case-control study. The serological results and sociodemographic characteristics of donors who did not confirm their donations were compared to those who did. Variables with p-values < 0.20 in univariate analysis were included in a logistic multivariate analysis. In the univariate analysis there was a statically significant association between positive serological results and response to confidential donation confirmation of "No". Donation type, (firsttime or return donor - OR 1.69, CI 1.37-2.09), gender (OR 1.66, CI 1.35-2.04), education level (OR 2.82, CI 2.30-3.47) and ethnic background (OR 0.67, CI 0.55-0.82) were included in the final logistic regression model. In all logistic regression models analyzed, the serological suitability and confidential donation confirmation were not found to be statistically associated. The adoption of new measures of clinical classification such as audiovisual touch-screen computer-assisted self-administered interviews might be more effective than confidential unit exclusion in the identification of donor risk behavior. The requirement that transfusion services continue to use confidential unit exclusion needs to be debated in countries where more specific and sensitive clinical and serological screening methods are available. Our findings suggest that there are not enough benefits to justify continued use of confidential donation confirmation in the analyzed institution.
    Revista brasileira de hematologia e hemoterapia. 01/2011; 33(4):263-7.
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    Retrovirology 01/2011; 8:1-1. · 5.66 Impact Factor

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Institutions

  • 1989–2014
    • Federal University of Minas Gerais
      • • Faculty of Medicine
      • • Departamento de Geologia
      • • Departamento de Propedêutica Complementar
      • • Hospital das Clínicas
      Cidade de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • 2011
    • Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
      • Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou (CPqRR) - Fiocruz Minas
      Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2002–2011
    • Fundação Hemominas
      Cidade de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • 2008–2010
    • Unimed Belo Horizonte
      Cidade de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • 2007
    • New York Academy of Medicine
      New York City, New York, United States