Open Journal of Maternal and Child Health

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Open Journal of Maternal and Child Health (ISSN: 2641-4015) is an open access journal publishing research articles, review articles, editorials and letters to the editor.

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Telessaud: a Tool for the Expansion Access to Health

Brito M.C.M1; Santos R.A.A2; Maia C.S3
Technology is used today as a form of enhancing the reach of health institutions worldwide. Population living in underserved areas may experience better health treatments with the help of telehealth. To search throughout literature envidence do support the viability of telehealth as a way of enabling public health services to becoming a universal system. This is a literature review made by searching into the database Biblioteca Virtual de Saúde (BVS). Articles from 2010 to 2015 were used. Were also included other relevant articles of previous knowledge of the authors. 58 articles were found and 12 were used, besides six articles included afterwards. Encouraging the implementation of telehealth in public services would stimulate the ability of Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS), the brazilian national health system, to measure up to its principle of universality, as well as promote a greater public health-related knowledge exchange.

Tinea versicolor in children and adolescents in a community of Recife

Cavalcante N.R.S1; Lins P.I.A.B2; Freire F.A.G3; Silva K.S4; Neves L.N.S5; Anjos F.B.R.6
Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection of the stratum corneum of the skin and presents with abnormal skin pigmentation. A fungus of the normal skin flora (Malassezia furfur) causes it. This is a very prevalent disease in many countries, especially in tropical and temperate climates. It is a disease that can be classified as neglected because of the little attention given and the high prevalence, with attention to developing countries. There are treatments available, but as the main involvement of this infection are spots, rarely causing other symptoms such as itching, there is great demand for infected individuals to seek treatment. Recurrence is common in this infection, which enhances the prevalence of tinea versicolor. In this study, we sought to highlight the presence of tinea versicolor in a group of children and adolescents in a community in the city of Recife. Clinical examination was used to characterize the spots and correlate with the characteristics of the Tinea. A high prevalence of the infection and distribution of characteristic spots according to age was observed. Because of the high prevalence and high rate of recurrence already known, there is a clear need for attention to this infection.

Indentify immunization coverage against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and influenza virus in pregnants in one maternity of Great Recife

Silva, M.L.N1; Nascimento, R.M2, Lopes, K.A.M.3; Baptista Filho, P.N.4; Pimentel, A.M5
Vaccination coverage in pregnant can be understood as the proportion of pregnant who received all course of vaccination in relation to total existing pregnant. Indentify immunization coverage against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and influenza virus in pregnants in one maternity of Great Recife. A descriptive cross-sectional study with 294 women to verify the coverage vaccination estimate from July to September 2016. 84.35 % of the sample consisted of most pregnant women of 18 years, the vast majority prodecente the city of Jaboatão dos Guararapes. 68, 36 % had 6 or more prenatal consults. It was found that 4.76 % of pregnant women have not been vaccinated for no vaccine evaluated and 6.46 % could not pass on information about any imunizacion. Vaccination coverage of dT, dTpa and inflenza virus in pregnant women is far from the target of 95 % of optimal coverage for this risk group and efforts should be maintained to increase the critical consciousness of professionals and pregnant women about the importance of vaccination strategies.

To Bring Health Education through Active Approach in Preventing Leprosy in Prostitutes

Melo F.M.1; Melo A.B.2; Nascimento K.C.3; Angelo J.M.4; Araújo W.J.S.4; Riscado J.L.S.6
Leprosyis a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae, primarily affects the skin, peripheral nerves and mucous membranes. Being a chronic infectious process high magnitude, a more comprehensive approach should be made to control leprosy, in-serting the issue of oral health in the comprehensive care of perspective with health pro-motion action seven in environments conducive to infection as the sex workers working environment. This study aims to bring health education through active approach in pre-venting leprosy in prostitutes, but also check the knowledge of prostitutes about the pre-vention of leprosy and investigate how they are preventing them. This is an account of health education experience through active methodology performed in a brothel in Octo-ber 2016, through health education, with 10 sex workers. After the sex workers be grouped into four stages: First: Who are we? Second: what are we doing here? Third: problem situation. What is this disease? Fourth: Summarizing the problems. It was ob-served that prostitutes know little about the presented disease, signs, symptoms, modes of transmission. Their type of work and working environment are factors that exposes them most vulnerable situations in relation to leprosy.

To Bring Health Education through Active Approach in Preventing Leprosy in Prostitutes

Melo F.M.1; Melo A.B.2; Nascimento K.C.3; Angelo J.M.4; Araújo W.J.S.4; Riscado J.L.S.6
Leprosyis a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae, primarily affects the skin, peripheral nerves and mucous membranes. Being a chronic infectious process high magnitude, a more comprehensive approach should be made to control leprosy, in-serting the issue of oral health in the comprehensive care of perspective with health pro-motion action seven in environments conducive to infection as the sex workers working environment. This study aims to bring health education through active approach in pre-venting leprosy in prostitutes, but also check the knowledge of prostitutes about the pre-vention of leprosy and investigate how they are preventing them. This is an account of health education experience through active methodology performed in a brothel in Octo-ber 2016, through health education, with 10 sex workers. After the sex workers be grouped into four stages: First: Who are we? Second: what are we doing here? Third: problem situation. What is this disease? Fourth: Summarizing the problems. It was ob-served that prostitutes know little about the presented disease, signs, symptoms, modes of transmission. Their type of work and working environment are factors that exposes them most vulnerable situations in relation to leprosy.

Telessaud: a Tool for the Expansion Access to Health

Brito M.C.M1; Santos R.A.A2; Maia C.S3
Technology is used today as a form of enhancing the reach of health institutions worldwide. Population living in underserved areas may experience better health treatments with the help of telehealth. To search throughout literature envidence do support the viability of telehealth as a way of enabling public health services to becoming a universal system. This is a literature review made by searching into the database Biblioteca Virtual de Saúde (BVS). Articles from 2010 to 2015 were used. Were also included other relevant articles of previous knowledge of the authors. 58 articles were found and 12 were used, besides six articles included afterwards. Encouraging the implementation of telehealth in public services would stimulate the ability of Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS), the brazilian national health system, to measure up to its principle of universality, as well as promote a greater public health-related knowledge exchange.

Tinea versicolor in children and adolescents in a community of Recife

Cavalcante N.R.S1; Lins P.I.A.B2; Freire F.A.G3; Silva K.S4; Neves L.N.S5; Anjos F.B.R.6
Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection of the stratum corneum of the skin and presents with abnormal skin pigmentation. A fungus of the normal skin flora (Malassezia furfur) causes it. This is a very prevalent disease in many countries, especially in tropical and temperate climates. It is a disease that can be classified as neglected because of the little attention given and the high prevalence, with attention to developing countries. There are treatments available, but as the main involvement of this infection are spots, rarely causing other symptoms such as itching, there is great demand for infected individuals to seek treatment. Recurrence is common in this infection, which enhances the prevalence of tinea versicolor. In this study, we sought to highlight the presence of tinea versicolor in a group of children and adolescents in a community in the city of Recife. Clinical examination was used to characterize the spots and correlate with the characteristics of the Tinea. A high prevalence of the infection and distribution of characteristic spots according to age was observed. Because of the high prevalence and high rate of recurrence already known, there is a clear need for attention to this infection.

Breastfeeding: Benefits, Preparation and Techniques

Lemos N.D.C.B1; Monteiro J.P.A2; Anjos F.B.R3
Breastfeeding is internationally promoted as the ideal method of infant nutrition due to its numerous benefits to mothers, children, and communities. To enlighten the benefits of breastfeeding and to investigate the influence of breastfeeding preparation and techniques on the frequencies of exclusive breastfeeding. This systematic literature review was built from a bibliography research of scientific papers, publications and materials available on the Internet in English and Portuguese. From this research, four essencial themes were identified: benefits of breastfeeding, clinical management of breastfeeding, breastfeeding preparation and techniques, pain and discomfort in the practice of breastfeeding and nipple trauma. In the end, it was possible to notice that counseling sections with the mother throughout the pregnancy and after giving birth are fundamental to the effectiveness and exclusivity of breastfeeding.