Vital Statistics

Publication Title: 
Mechanisms of Ageing and Development

Accessible and readily utilized software, tables and approximation formulae have been developed to estimate power and sample size for studies of time to event (survival times) when the survival times are assumed to be exponential. These methods can markedly misestimate power when the distribution is Weibull and not exponential. The Weibull distribution with increasing hazard is common in aging research, especially when the whole life span of the subjects is of interest.

Author(s): 
Heo, M.
Faith, M. S.
Allison, D. B.
Publication Title: 
Recenti Progressi in Medicina

The 20th century will be remembered for its technological and scientific discoveries and for the exceptional changes in the demographic structure brought about by these and the improved economic and social conditions; in fact, the reduction in the birth rate and a fall in the death rate have caused an increase in the population of the elderly.

Author(s): 
Cicconetti, Paolo
Riolo, Noemi
Ettorre, Evaristo
Costarella, Marianna
Priami, Carolina
Marigliano, Vincenzo
Publication Title: 
Salud Colectiva

By analyzing the content and network of production of a map from 1751, created by the circular mission of the Jesuits in ChiloÈ (an archipelago located off the southern coast of Chile), that contains birth, death and population data, this article discusses the role that health statistics play historically, philosophically, technically and sociologically.

Author(s): 
Carvajal, Yuri
Yuing, Tuillang
Publication Title: 
Journal of Family History

Analysis of criminal proceedings and death records for early modern Geneva reveals an explosion in suicides after 1750. New attitudes toward courtship, marriage, and the familly contributed to this dramatic increase, as unprecedented numbers of people took their lives because of family concerns, such as marital breakdown, unhapppy love stories, and deaths of family members. Greater interest in the companionate marriage was central to these changes.

Author(s): 
Watt, J. R.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of the American Society of Psychosomatic Dentistry and Medicine
Author(s): 
Van Nuys, D. W.
Publication Title: 
Einstein (São Paulo, Brazil)

OBJECTIVE: To compare vital signs before and after the therapeutic touch observed in hospitalized newborns in neonatal intensive care unit. METHODS: This was a quasi-experimental study performed at a neonatal intensive care unit of a municipal hospital, in the city of São Paulo (SP), Brazil. The sample included 40 newborns submitted to the therapeutic touch after a painful procedure. We evaluated the vital signs, such as heart and respiratory rates, temperature and pain intensity, before and after the therapeutic touch.

Author(s): 
Ramada, Nadia Christina Oliveira
Almeida, Fabiane de Amorim
Cunha, Mariana Lucas da Rocha
Publication Title: 
Einstein (São Paulo, Brazil)

OBJECTIVE: To compare vital signs before and after the therapeutic touch observed in hospitalized newborns in neonatal intensive care unit. METHODS: This was a quasi-experimental study performed at a neonatal intensive care unit of a municipal hospital, in the city of São Paulo (SP), Brazil. The sample included 40 newborns submitted to the therapeutic touch after a painful procedure. We evaluated the vital signs, such as heart and respiratory rates, temperature and pain intensity, before and after the therapeutic touch.

Author(s): 
Ramada, Nadia Christina Oliveira
Almeida, Fabiane de Amorim
Cunha, Mariana Lucas da Rocha
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