Category: Health Sciences

What is the entrepreneurial profile of undergraduate nursing students?

Several light bulb in a line, one in the middle is on, the others are off.

Across-sectional study of 239 nursing students was performed. They answered a questionnaire consisting of personal characterization data and the Entrepreneur Profile Assessment tool in an academic environment. The study reinforces the importance of training entrepreneurial nurses as agents that transform reality. Read More →

Who are the professionals working in Patient Safety Centers in Brazil?

Adverse Events are incidents that result in harm to the patient therefore, a thorough investigation of these events is necessary. Intensive care nurses trained in the field of Patient Safety lead the investigation process and the London Protocol is the most used tool in health institutions. Read More →

Multifocality and LN metastasis are independent risk factors for incomplete response in TMC patients

Man getting ultrasound of a thyroid from doctor in hospital

This was a retrospective study that aimed at identifying possible risk factors associated with an incomplete response to therapy in thyroid microcarcinoma (TMC) treated with total thyroidectomy, with or without radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy, reclassified according to the response to treatment into “favorable” (excellent/indeterminate) or “unfavorable” (biochemical/structural incomplete) responses. Read More →

Results from the ELSA-Brasil trial shows the incidence of thyroid diseases in the country

Results from ELSA-Brasil trial showed a high incidence of hypothyroidism, which is compatible with a country with a more-than-adequate iodine intake. The low women: men ratio of the incidence of thyroid dysfunction highlights the importance of the diagnosis of thyroid diseases among men in the country. Read More →

Tools of death with a touch of romance: all the amazing things scorpions use their weapons for

In the world of animal weaponry, scorpions stand out by having two separate weapons, used in many different ways. The authors consolidate 150 years of research in the perspectives of feeding, defense and sexually related contests. An exciting guided tour into scorpion weapon biology and a reference for researchers. Read More →

Factors influencing the occurrence of types of crime in professional nursing practice

The nursing category comprises more than 500,000 workers. Assuming that human beings are fallible, we must analyze the occurrence of types of crime in care without hasty judgments. The study addresses the analysis of professional testimonies with a focus on the discussion of ethical problems in the professional routine. Read More →

Pandemic brings unprecedented visibility to nursing professionals

Based on journalistic articles published in the national and international media, the study shows that the news contributed to increase the visibility of the Nursing team work in the Covid-19 pandemic, thereby favoring improvements for the category. Read More →

Isthmic nodules have similar US and cytopathological features and tumor characteristics to non-isthmic ones

Patients who underwent thyroidectomy were retrospectively reviewed. Group-1 (isthmic) and Group-2 (lober; non-isthmic) were compared. Isthmic nodules appear to be indolent because of having lower malignancy rate. The surgery with limited extent or follow-up might seem to be reliable in the management of patients having isthmic nodules especially with indeterminate cytology. Read More →

β-scoliidine, present in Japanese solitary wasp venom, protects neuronal cells from oxidative stress

Solitary wasp venoms represent a rich source of molecules of pharmacological interest. Thus, to unravel the content of Scolia decorata ventralis venom, proteomic techniques were used, and two new peptides were determined as its major components, α-scoliidine and β-scoliidine. Interestingly, β-scoliidin was effective in protecting neuronal cells against oxidative stress. Read More →

Spider venom neurotoxins from the Philippine tarantula: a new source for biomedical leads

When the words “venom” and “spider” are mentioned, most people shiver with fear and will go to any extent to avoid them. However, this is not the case with spider venom researchers in the Philippines as they explore the novel neuroactivities of the venom of this endemic, medium-sized theraphosid, Phlogiellus bundokalbo. Read More →