Tag: Revista Paulista De Pediatria

Why are vaccines important for physicians and medical students?

The study sought to identify medical students’ and physicians’ perceptions with regard to the importance of vaccines and the risks of refusing vaccines. The results showed that although the two groups recognize the importance of vaccines, medical students and physicians do not adequately get themselves vaccinated. Furthermore, they have doubts about vaccine schedules, vaccine safety and vaccine refusal. Read More →

What is the impact of asthma on the quality of life of parents and caregivers of children who have the disease?

This study aimed to evaluate the levels of quality of life of parents and caregivers of children diagnosed with asthma. The results demonstrate that the quality of life of individuals who take care of asthmatic children are significantly inferior compared to those responsible for healthy children or even children with asthma remission due to the care the disease requires. Read More →

Does sleep quality help adolescents absorb material covered at school?

A study about the association between the perception of sleep quality and absorbing material addressed in the classroom showed that the adolescents who reported having slept poorly were more likely to have difficulty absorbing the subjects addressed at school, regardless of gender, age, time of day at school, study time outside the classroom, and the amount of hours slept. Read More →

Can inadequate introduction of food into an infant’s diet lead to unhealthy consequences?

A study on the frequency of breastfeeding and the introduction of complementary feeding in children aged 0-24 months in the city of Montes Claros (MG) pointed inadequate dietary practices that may directly affect the benefits of breastfeeding and bring harmful consequences for children’s health in the short and long term. Read More →

What is the relationship between milk and sugar-sweetened beverages intake and body mass index of adolescents?

Research with references from medical literature related to the consumption of non-alcoholic sugar-sweetened beverages and milk as associated with body mass index in adolescents showed no consensus between the 30 studies evaluated and a lack of national articles on the subject. Read More →

Mother: Do you know what is the Guthrie Test?

A study conducted with mothers showed superficial knowledge about the Guthrie Test. Such test, included in the Neonatal Screening Program (PNTN), aims at detecting asymptomatic infectious and genetic diseases at birth, mainly inborn errors of metabolism, facilitating early diagnosis and treatment of these diseases, in order to avoid sequelae for the child. Read, find out, and update your knowledge on this important subject for the promotion of neonatal health. Read More →

What is the possible effect of clown interaction on vital signs and nonverbal communication of hospitalized children?

Researchers at the Faculdade de Medicina de Jundiaí [Jundiaí School of Medicine], in the city of Jundiaí (State of São Paulo, Brazil) and Universidade Guarulhos [Guarulhos University], in the city of Guarulhos (State of São Paulo, Brazil), published a study that shows the positive and beneficial effects of the interaction of hospitalized children with clowns using as indicators nonverbal communication and vital signs of these children. Read More →