Brazilian Journal of Pulmonology

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Tuberculosis load: reflections on a theme

Carga da tuberculose: reflexões sobre o tema

Antonio Ruffino Netto

J Bras Pneumol.2004;30(4):398-400

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Case management of the patient/family with tuberculosis: a strategy of systematizing home care

Gerenciamento de caso ao doente/família com tuberculose: uma estratégia de sistematização do cuidado no domicílio

Aline Aparecida Monroe, Roxana Isabel Cardozo Gonzales, Cinthia Midori Sassaki, Antônio Ruffino Netto, Tereza Cristina Scatena Villa

J Bras Pneumol.2005;31(1):-

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Investigation of tuberculosis contacts in the tuberculosis control program of a medium-sized municipality in the southeast of Brazil in 2002

O controle de comunicantes de tuberculose no programa de controle da tuberculose em um município de médio porte da Região Sudeste do Brasil, em 2002

Cláudia Eli Gazetta, Antônio Ruffino Netto, José Martins Pinto Neto, Maria de Lourdes Sperli Geraldes Santos, Maria Rita de Cássia Oliveira Cury, Silvia Helena Figueiredo Vendramini, Tereza Cristina Scatena Villa

J Bras Pneumol.2006;32(6):559-565

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Objective: This study aimed to describe the investigation of tuberculosis contacts enrolled in the Tuberculosis Control Program of the municipality of São José do Rio Preto, Brazil in 2002. Methods: A descriptive study was conducted using secondary data obtained from the Tuberculosis Notification Database, as well as charts and registries compiled by the São José do Rio Preto Tuberculosis Control Program in 2002. Results: A total of 166 household tuberculosis contacts were enrolled in the Program. Of those, 82 were male, and 84 were females. The incidence of tuberculosis was highest (70%) in the 15 to 59 age bracket: 42 (25.3%) of the cases occurred in individuals from 0 to 19 years of age; 73 (44%) in those from 20 to 49; and 44 (25.5%) in those 50 or over. In terms of their relationship with the index patient, 41 (24.7%) were children; 29 (17.5%) were partners; 22 (13.2%) were siblings, and 15 (9.1%) were mothers. The following tests were requested: (in 12%) sputum smear microscopy, culture or both; (in 100%) chest X-ray, revealing 2 suspected cases of pulmonary tuberculosis and 5 cases of other diseases; (in 7.2%) tuberculin skin test, the results of which showed that 4.2% were nonreactors, and that 1.2% presented an induration of 8 mm. Among the contacts examined, the disease was detected in 3 (1.8%). Conclusion: There is no systematization in the monitoring of individuals who are in contact with tuberculosis patients.


Keywords: Tuberculosis/mortality; Information systems; Prevalence


Peculiarities of tuberculosis control in a scenario of urban violence in a disadvantaged community in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Peculiaridades do controle da tuberculose em um cenário de violência urbana de uma comunidade carente do Rio de Janeiro

Fabiana Barbosa Assumpção de Souza, Tereza Cristina Scatena Villa, Solange Cesar Cavalcante, Antonio Ruffino Netto, Luciane Blanco Lopes, Marcus Barreto Conde

J Bras Pneumol.2007;33(3):318-322

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Objective: To describe the difficulties and peculiarities encountered by health professionals during the treatment and investigation of contacts of tuberculosis (TB) patients in disadvantaged communities. Methods: A qualitative study carried out at health care facilities in Health Programming Area 1.0, located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which has a TB incidence rate of 240/100,000 inhabitants. From among the professionals responsible for visiting and treating TB cases and their contacts, two home visit agents and one clinical nurse were selected to be interviewed for the study. Data were transcribed and structured in the form of quotations, emphasizing the predominant ideas. Results: The central ideas focus on the issue of violence, one significant facet of which is the set of rules imposed by narcotraffickers, and on the barriers to the movement of patients/health professionals for TB treatment, as well as on public safety (police). Conclusion: This study provides public health officials, as well as institutions that graduate health professionals, data for reflection and analysis of the difficulties that urban violence creates for the control of TB in a disadvantaged community.


Keywords: Tuberculosis; Prevention and control; Violence; Directly observed therapy; Community health nursing.


Works in the field of tuberculosis study published in the Brazilian Journal of Pulmonology between 2004 and 2011: types of articles, study models, level of scientific evidence, and social impact

Publicações na área de tisiologia no Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia entre 2004 e 2011: tipos de artigos, modelos de estudo, grau de evidência científica e impacto social

Afrânio Lineu Kritski, Antonio Ruffino Netto

J Bras Pneumol.2011;37(3):285-287

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