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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504502/teenage-pregnancies-in-mozambique-the-experience-of-servicios-amigos-dos-adolescentes-clinics-in-beira
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Damiano Pizzol, Francesco Di Gennaro, Chiara Boscardin, Giovanni Putoto, Elena Cuppini, Graciana Pita, Alexandra George, Laura Monno, Annalisa Saracino, Liviana Da Dalt, Angela De Palma
The purpose of this article is to provide insights into the demand for pregnancy-related health services by adolescent girls and young women in Mozambique. We analysed the patient registers for the first year of operation (2014) of the Servicios Amigos dos Adolescentes (SAAJ) [Friendly Services for Adolescents] clinics in Beira, Mozambique. These registers provide details of the service demands of, and services provided to the 8 290 adolescent girls and young women who accessed the 6 SAAJ clinics in 2014. Analysis of that record, with disaggregation of the patients according to age (9 years or less; 10-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25 and older), show that 3 021 (36%) were pregnant or had previously been pregnant; most being girls in the 15-19 age band (59%)...
March 2018: African Journal of AIDS Research: AJAR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420514/la-mortalidad-en-adolescentes-con-c%C3%A3-ncer-caracter%C3%A3-sticas-clinicoepidemiol%C3%A3-gicas-de-muerte-y-aspectos-%C3%A3-ticos-emergentes
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Carlo Egysto Cicero-Oneto, Guadalupe Mata-Valderrama, Edith Valdez-Martínez
Objetivo: Describir los aspectos epidemiológicos, clínicos y éticos de la mortalidad de los adolescentes con cáncer en -México. Métodos: Se revisaron 63 expedientes clínicos de adolescentes (de 14 a 18 años de edad) con cáncer, fallecidos entre 2011 y 2014, para obtener información clínica y epidemiológica de su muerte. Los sitios de estudio fueron tres hospitales de concentración en la Ciudad de México. Resultados: De los 40 adolescentes con criterios de fase terminal, 16 (40%) continuaron recibiendo tratamiento con fines curativos...
2018: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415700/health-promotion-initiatives-at-school-related-to-overweight-insulin-resistance-hypertension-and-dyslipidemia-in-adolescents-a-cross-sectional-study-in-recife-brazil
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Myrtis Katille de Assunção Bezerra, Eduardo Freese de Carvalho, Juliana Souza Oliveira, Eduarda Ângela Pessoa Cesse, Pedro Israel Cabral de Lira, Jonathan Galvão Tenório Cavalcante, Vanessa Sá Leal
BACKGROUND: The emergence of diseases such as dyslipidemia, systemic arterial hypertension, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents has brought about a change in the epidemiologic profile of the pediatric population. As action to promote health in the school environment is a useful tool for changing the pattern of health/disease in the young population, the present study aimed to identify schools that promote healthy eating and physical activity and to study the relationship between these practices and the prevalence of overweight, hypertension, insulin resistance and hypercholesterolemia in adolescents...
February 7, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352861/erica-age-at-menarche-and-its-association-with-nutritional-status
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Bruna de Siqueira Barros, Maria Cristina Maria Caetano Kuschnir, Katia Vergetti Bloch, Thiago Luiz Nogueira da Silva
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the mean age at menarche and its association with nutritional status in Brazilian adolescents. METHODS: The study sample included female adolescents aged 12-17 who participated in a multicenter, school-based, country-wide, cross-sectional study entitled The Study of Cardiovascular Risk in Adolescents (Estudo de Riscos Cardiovasculares em Adolescentes [ERICA]). Mean and median ages at menarche in Brazil were estimated. The association of age at menarche with sociodemographic data and nutritional status were described as means and their respective 95% confidence intervals...
January 18, 2018: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248991/longitudinal-associations-between-maternal-involvement-cultural-orientations-and-prosocial-behaviors-among-recent-immigrant-latino-adolescents
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Alexandra N Davis, Gustavo Carlo, Cara Streit, Seth J Schwartz, Jennifer B Unger, Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Jose Szapocznik
Prosocial behaviors (i.e., actions that benefit others) are important markers of healthy social functioning, and understanding the factors that predict such outcomes among recent immigrant Latino adolescents is important. The current study examines the longitudinal associations between maternal involvement and prosocial behaviors via collectivism values. Data comes from a longitudinal project (Construyendo Oportunidades Para los Adolescentes Latinos) of 302 recently immigrated U.S. Latina/o adolescents (53...
February 2018: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099111/subtle-metabolic-alterations-in-adolescents-with-obesity-and-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
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Víctor Saúl Vital-Reyes, Mardia Guadalupe Lopez-Alarcón, Patricia Inda-Icaza, Concepción Márquez-Maldonado
Objective: To evaluate the frequency of some subtle metabolic alterations in a group of adolescents with obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional, comparative study was conducted in a group of adolescents with obesity, and characterized as with or without PCOS according with the Rotterdam Consensus. Medical history, anthropometry, gynecologic pelvic ultrasound (to evaluate ovarian volumes, number of antral follicles and endometrial width), as well as serum glucose, insulin, lipoproteins, interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor alpha, total testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone, sexual hormones binding globulin, leptin, adiponectin and insulin-like growth factor 1, the free-androgen index, free and available testosterone, and homeostatic model assessment index were calculated...
2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081330/gender-differences-in-the-influence-of-parenting-on-youth-antisocial-behavior-through-deviant-peers
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Olalla Cutrín, José Antonio Gómez-Fraguela, Jorge Sobral
The aim of this study was to assess gender differences in direct and indirect effects of parental knowledge, family support, family conflict, and deviant peers on violent and nonviolent antisocial behavior among youngsters. The total sample was composed of 584 young people, 274 males and 310 females, aged 14 to 20 from High Schools of Galicia (NW Spain). The variables were assessed with different scales of the protocol Valoración del Riesgo en Adolescentes Infractores [Juvenile Offender's Risk Assessment]...
October 30, 2017: Spanish Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982637/pediatric-chronic-patients-at-outpatient-clinics-a-study-in-a-latin-american-university-hospital
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Renata A Alveno, Caroline V Miranda, Caroline G Passone, Aurora R Waetge, Elza S Hojo, Sylvia C L Farhat, Vicente Odone-Filho, Uenis Tannuri, Werther B Carvalho, Magda Carneiro-Sampaio, Clovis A Silva
OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics of children and adolescentes with chronic diseases of outpatient clinics at a tertiary university hospital. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed with 16,237 patients with chronic diseases followed-up in one year. The data were collected through the electronic system, according to the number of physician appointments in 23 pediatric specialties. Patients were divided in two groups: children (0-9 years) and adolescents (10-19 years)...
October 2, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977231/knowledge-of-adolescents-regarding-sexually-transmitted-infections-and-pregnancy
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Rebeca Aranha Arrais Santos Almeida, Rita da Graça Carvalhal Frazão Corrêa, Isaura Letícia Tavares Palmeira Rolim, Jessica Marques da Hora, Andrea Gomes Linard, Nair Portela Silva Coutinho, Priscila da Silva Oliveira
Objective: To investigate the knowledge of adolescents related to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), AIDS, and pregnancy, and understand the role of school in sex education. Method: A qualitative descriptive study, developed through a semi-structured interview and a form for participant characterization, with 22 high school students from a public school aged 16 to 19 years. Data were submitted to content analysis. Results: After analysis, four thematic categories were developed: sexuality and sex education; understanding of risk behaviors; knowledge of STI/AIDS; and knowledge of and practices for prevention...
September 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902234/monitoring-of-post-vaccination-anti-hbs-titles-vaccine-in-children-and-adolescents-in-the-pre-dialysis-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Nathália Cristina Pereira da Costa, Mônica Ribeiro Canhestro, Cristina Maria Bouissou Morais Soares, Juliana Scudilio Rodrigues
INTRODUCTION: Bacterial or viral diseases are one of the major causes of death in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). These patients show a quantitative reduction of levels of antibodies over time. Among the infectious diseases that affect CKD patients, stands out hepatitis B (HB). Immunization and control of antibodies levels against the hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-HBs) are ways to prevent the HB infection in this population. Patients with anti-HBs levels ≥10 IU/ml are considered adequate responders, whereas those with anti-HBs levels ≥ 100 IU/ml are considered excellent responders...
July 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876411/binge-drinking-and-illicit-drug-use-among-adolescent-students
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Jakelline Cipriano Dos Santos Raposo, Ana Carolina de Queiroz Costa, Paula Andréa de Melo Valença, Patrícia Maria Zarzar, Alcides da Silva Diniz, Viviane Colares, Carolina da Franca
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of illicit drug use and its association with binge drinking and sociodemographic factors among adolescent students. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study with probabilistic conglomerate sampling, involving 1,154 students, aged 13 to 19 years old, from the public school system, in the city of Olinda, State of Pernambuco, Brazil, carried out in 2014. We used the Youth Risk Behavior Survey questionnaire, validated for use with Brazilian adolescents...
September 4, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793045/home-blood-pressure-monitoring-as-an-alternative-to-confirm-diagnoses-of-hypertension-in-adolescents-with-elevated-office-blood-pressure-from-a-brazilian-state-capital
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Thaís Inacio Rolim Póvoa, Thiago Veiga Jardim, Carolina de Souza Carneiro, Vanessa Roriz Ferreira, Karla Lorena Mendonça, Polyana Resende Silva de Morais, Flávia Miquetichuc Nogueira Nascente, Weimar Kunz Sebba Barroso de Souza, Ana Luiza Lima Sousa, Paulo César Brandão Veiga Jardim
BACKGROUND: Regional differences of using home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) as an alternative to ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in hypertensive adolescents are unknown. OBJECTIVES: Define if HBPM is an option to confirm diagnoses of hypertension in adolescents from a Brazilian capital with elevated office blood pressure (BP). METHODS: Adolescents (12-18years) from public and private schools with BP > 90th percentile were studied to compare and evaluate the agreement among office BP measurements, HBPM and ambulatory BP monitoring...
September 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792575/-the-mental-health-promotion-of-children-and-teenagers-in-vulnerability-and-social-violence-the-challenges-for-an-intersectoral-network
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Izabel Christina Friche Passos, Kelly Vieira, Laura Moreira, Flávia Rodrigues, Margarete Amorim, Cláudia Santos, Ana Abreu, Lucas Gomes, Luciana Mendes, Isabella Lima, Francisco Moura, Cassandra França, Cláudia Ferraz
This paper presents and discusses the results of an intervention research conducted in Ouro Preto, Brazil from August 2014 to March 2016. The main objective was to contribute to the development of an intersectoral and interdisciplinary network to face psychosocial vulnerabilities of children and teenagers, especially related to sexual violence and drug use. To achieve this, we identified the difficulties faced by the Sistema de Garantia de Direitos Humanos da Criança e do Adolescente (SGDHCA) implemented by the municipality which take care of this population...
December 0: Santé Mentale Au Québec
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767774/factors-associated-with-malnutrition-in-adolescent-and-adult-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Gabriela Cristofoli Barni, Gabriele Carra Forte, Luis Felipe Forgiarini, Claudine Lacerda de Oliveira Abrahão, Paulo de Tarso Roth Dalcin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of malnutrition in patients attending an adult cystic fibrosis (CF) program and to investigate the associations of malnutrition with the clinical characteristics of those patients. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study involving patients with clinically stable CF patients (16 years of age or older). The patients underwent clinical assessment, nutritional assessments, pulmonary function tests, and pancreatic function assessment...
September 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746520/relationship-between-cardiometabolic-parameters-and-elevated-resting-and-effort-heart-rate-in-schoolchildren
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Cristiane Fernanda da Silva, Miria Suzana Burgos, Priscila Tatiana da Silva, Leandro Tibiriçá Burgos, Letícia Welser, Ana Paula Sehn, Jorge André Horta, Elza Daniel de Mello, Cézane Priscila Reuter
Background: Little has been studied on heart rate and its relationship with metabolic disorders. Objective: To identify possible association between heart rate (HR) and metabolic disorders in children and adolescents. Methods: This cross-sectional study evaluated 2.098 subjects, aged between 7 and 17 years. The variables evaluated were: HR, systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), pulse pressure (PP), double-product (DP), myocardial oxygen consumption (mVO2), lipids, glucose and uric acid levels, body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC)...
September 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724028/commentary-on-chavez-ayala-et-al-s-violencia-y-la-salud-mental-asociados-a-pensar-o-haber-intentado-emigrar-internacionalmente-por-adolescentes-mexicanos
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Lorena M Estrada-Martínez
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July 13, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699977/pacemaker-implants-in-children-and-adolescents-with-chagas-disease-in-brazil-18-year-incidence
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Carolina Christianini Mizzaci, Thiago Gonçalves Schroder E Souza, Gabriel Pelegrineti Targueta, Ana Paula Frederico Tótora, Juan Carlos Pachón Mateos, José Carlos Pachon Mateos
Background: Chagas disease continues to be a serious public health problem, and accounts for 25-30% of the indications for cardiac stimulation in Brazil. Objective: To assess clinical and epidemiological characteristics of patients with Chagas disease, younger than 18 years, who had undergone pacemaker implantation in Brazil between 1994 and 2011, and its temporal trend. Methods: This was a cross-sectional analysis of data from the Brazilian Pacemaker Registry database...
June 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699973/healthy-school-happy-school-design-and-protocol-for-a-randomized-clinical-trial-designed-to-prevent-weight-gain-in-children
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Daniela Schneid Schuh, Maíra Ribas Goulart, Sandra Mari Barbiero, Caroline D'Azevedo Sica, Raphael Borges, David William Moraes, Lucia Campos Pellanda
Background: Schools have become a key figure for the promotion of health and obesity interventions, bringing the development of critical awareness to the construction and promotion of a healthy diet, physical activity, and the monitoring of the nutritional status in childhood and adolescence. Objectives: To describe a study protocol to evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention designed to improve knowledge of food choices in the school environment. Methods: This is a cluster-randomized, parallel, two-arm study conducted in public elementary and middle schools in Brazil...
June 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658341/incidence-of-colorectal-cancer-in-young-patients
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Fábio Guilherme C M DE Campos, Marleny Novaes Figueiredo, Mariane Monteiro, Sérgio Carlos Nahas, Ivan Cecconello
Sporadic colorectal cancer (CRC) is traditionally diagnosed after de sixth decade of life, although a small percentage of cases are diagnosed in patients under 40 years of age, and incidence is increasing. There exists a great volume of controversy regarding clinical outcome of young patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer (CRC) when compared to elder counterparts. Our aims were to evaluate the rate of CRC in young patients, to review the pertaining literature and to discuss outcomes and clinical prognosis...
March 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627209/anorexia-and-bulimia-nervosa-virtual-diffusion-of-the-disease-as-a-lifestyle
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Gina Lladó, Rocío González-Soltero, María José Blanco Fernández de Valderrama
Introduction: Adolescence is a vulnerable period for the onset of eating disorders (ED) such as anorexia and bulimia nervosas. Body dissatisfaction, a precipitating factor for ED, leads adolescents to seek information on the Internet about diets. In this context, pro-Ana (proanorexia) and pro-Mia (probulimia) are on-line pages that promulgate highly harmful contents for health related to weight loss and ED. Objectives: The aim of this study was to analyze quantity, quality and social diffusion strategies used by pro-Ana and pro-Mia webpages...
June 5, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
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