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Health professionals’ knowledge about prevention and control of leishmaniosis

Graziella Borges Alves; Talita Carolina Bragança de Oliveira; Nicole Alessandra Nodari; Larianne Maria Belloto de Francisco; Walter Bertequini Nagata; Jancarlo Ferreira Gomes; Katia Denise Saraiva Bresciani*

    Leishmaniasis is an important worldwide disease with a zoonotic potential that presenting visceral and cutaneous clinical forms. The domestic dog is seen as the main reservoir of Leishmania spp. and for this reason, it is the target of the control program in some countries. The health professionals’ knowledge about prevention and control of leishmaniasis was investigated. Through interviews with health professionals from endemic regions, it was observed that there are several conceptuais gaps about leishmaniasis....


A double look at the application of information and communication technologies in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

Redolat R*; Fernández-Ríos M; Mazza G

    The significant increase in the older population groups has been associated to a higher prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). In this context, digital technologies could be useful both for the patient (intervention strategies, biomarkers or in clinical assessment) living in the community and for the informal or professional caregivers. In the present work, the application of information and communication technologies for reminiscence therapy in AD patients and for interventions aimed to reduce burden and anxiety in caregivers are reviewed...


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