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Incentive spirometry for prevention of postoperative pulmonary complications in upper abdominal surgery
BackgroundThis is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in The Cochrane Library 2008, Issue 3.Upper abdominal surgical procedures are associated with a high risk of postoperative pulmonary complications. The risk ...
Use of m-Health Technology for Preventive Interventions to Tackle Cardiometabolic Conditions and Other Non-Communicable Diseases in Latin America- Challenges and Opportunities
(WB Saunders, 2016)
In Latin America, cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality rates will increase by an estimated 145% from 1990 to 2020. Several challenges related to social strains, inadequate public health infrastructure, and underfinanced ...
The cost of illness attributable to diabetic foot and cost-effectiveness of secondary prevention in Peru
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is a public health challenge worldwide, and roughly 25% of patients with diabetes in developing countries will develop at least one foot ulcer during their lifetime. The gravest outcome of an ...
Enteric Fever: A Slow Response to an Old Plague
(Public Library of Science, 2016)
Evaluation of the Efficacy of a Prevention Program for Depression in Female Adolescents
This study assesses the impact of a preventive program of depression in female adolescents from first grade of secondary school. The program was implemented in two ways: 1) Indicated: Applied to patients with subthreshold ...
Cognitive stimulation and occupational therapy for delirium prevention
(Associacao de Medicina Intensiva Brasileira - AMIB, 2017)
Delirium is a relevant condition in critically ill patients with long-term impacts on mortality, cognitive and functional status and quality of life. Despite the progress in its diagnosis, prevention and management during ...