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Contraception Patterns in Brazil: 2012 National Survey Data

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Contraception represents one of the hallmarks on women´s health. However, the most recent data reported related to contraceptive use in Brazil dates back to 2006. Therefore, our study aimed to describe contraceptive use patterns reported by Brazilian women in 2012. Methods: Sample data were extracted from the 2012 Brazil ...

Advocacy patient group in oncology: awareness, support and unmet needs

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• Advocacy Patientsʼ groups play an important role in the oncology field. • Understanding oncologic patientsʼ needs may improve prevention, early detection, quality-of-life and legal rights, reducing the burden of the disease. • Few studies, however, have focused on the needs of this specific population in ...

Barriers to participation in Cancer trials: a survey on Clinical research perception

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Patient group importance • Advocacy groups are considered very important by patients regarding disease-related information, quality of life and unmet needs on patient ´s perspective 1,2 • In oncology, patient ´s groups are important to provide emotional support, information and solidarity to patients.

Costs of Psychiatric Assistance (PA) In A Brazilian Health Care Plan (HP): A Real World Data Analysis

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PA costs have increased during the last years, due to an increment in the number of affected patients. Our goal was to establish the profile and costs of PA in a health care plan in Brazil. METHODS: We searched the HP database in order to identify patients with psychiatric conditions. This HP has 364 000 users. We identified 569 patients that received ...

Cost-Effectiveness Of Paliperidone Palmitate Versus Olanzapine, Quetiapine And Ziprazidone For The Treatment Of Patients With Schizophrenia Under The Brazilian Private Health Care System Perspective

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Schizophrenia is a chronic disorder that requires long-term treatment with antipsychotic medication to minimize relapse and provide benefit to patients. Due to the long duration of treatment, adherence is an important factor in order to avoid relapses and re-hospitalization. Long-acting Injectable (LAI) formulations of atypical antipsychotics ...

An Ethic System Overview: Brazilian Perspectives For Observational Studies

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Observational studies have been one of the hallmarks for the development of public health and health economics fields. It includes epidemiologic studies, evaluation of patterns of care, use of resources, cost of illness, analysis of safety and effectiveness of interventions from real world. However, there are different patterns of requirements for ...

Update 2014: Colony-stimulating factors for chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia

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Febrile neutropenia is a frequent adverse event experienced by people with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, and is a potentially life-threatening situation. The current treatment is supportive care plus antibiotics. Colony-stimulating factors (CSFs), such as granulocyte-CSF (G-CSF) and granulocyte-macrophage CSF (GM-CSF), are cytokines that ...

Hospitalization Costs In Schizophrenia (Sc) And Projection Of Costs With The Adoption Of A Long-Term Release Formulation Of Paliperidone Palmitate (LRPP): Real World Data Analysis

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Schizophrenia is a mental disease of chronic nature that may often require long time hospitalizations to be controlled. One of the major issues in con- trolling Sc is adherence to treatment. Long-term release paliperidone palmitate administered intramuscularly once a month improved treatment compliance and diminished hospitalization rates. Our goal ...

Budget impact and incremental survival benefit of eribulin mesylate as a treatment for metastatic breast cancer in Brazil

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The objective of this study was to estimate the incremental Budget Impact (BI) and survival benefit of utilizing eribulin for treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) in patients with 2-5 prior chemotherapy regimens including anthracycline and taxane. METHODS Epidemiology was derived from 2013 CancerMPact report and National databases (FOSP and ...

Cervical Assessment With Progesterone in the Prevention of Preterm Birth: A Strategy Based On Cost-Effectiveness

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Preterm birth (PTB) complications are estimated to be the second most common cause of death in under-five children and responsible for 3.1million neonatal deaths. According to a worldwide analysis, Brazil is one of the top ten countries with the highest number of PTB. Considering its long-term costs, strategies that reduce incidence may be ...