2010
DOI: 10.1590/s0080-62342010000200037 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Based on data available in the Information System for Notifiable Diseases, predictive factors of favorable results were identified in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, diagnosed between 2001 and 2004 and living in Recife-PE, Brazil. Uni- and multivariate logistic regression methods were used. In multivariate analysis, the following factors remained: Age (years), 0 to 9 (OR = 4.27; p = 0.001) and 10 to 19 (OR = 1.78; p = 0.011), greater chance of cure than over 60; Education (years), 8 to 11 (OR = 1.52; … Show more

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“…As reported in the national 11 and international 12 literature, in Rondônia there was a predominance of cases in males, however, the sex ratio (male/female) among the indigenous peoples (1.3/1) was lower to what is usually described in the general population in the country, which is around 1.7/1 (www.datasus.gov.br).…”
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“…As reported in the national 11 and international 12 literature, in Rondônia there was a predominance of cases in males, however, the sex ratio (male/female) among the indigenous peoples (1.3/1) was lower to what is usually described in the general population in the country, which is around 1.7/1 (www.datasus.gov.br).…”
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“…[ 23 ] In a study carried out in Brazil, it was shown that pulmonary TB patients under the age of 20 years had a better chance of recovery than patients older than 60 years. [ 33 ] Results of studies Sterling et al . [ 34 ] and Yen et al .…”
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“…The Brazilian study showed that new and relapsed patients had a greater chance of recovery than patients who had treatment again after failure. [ 33 ]…”
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“…Studies have shown that individual characteristics such as advanced age, being male, history of TB treatment, alcohol abuse, and mixed or extrapulmonary clinical presentation, as well as the presence of diabetes, HIV, cancer, or other respiratory diseases, may contribute to risk of death from TB. Social conditions such as low educational level and poverty also contribute to poor outcomes (79).…”
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