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Chronic symptoms and pulmonary dysfunction in post-tuberculosis Brazilian patients.

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Title
Chronic symptoms and pulmonary dysfunction in post-tuberculosis Brazilian patients.
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Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, August 2015
DOI 10.1016/j.bjid.2015.06.005
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Nihues, Simone Souza Elias, Mancuzo, Eliane Viana, Sulmonetti, Nara, Sacchi, Flávia Patussi Correia, de Souza Viana, Vanessa, Netto, Eduardo Martins, Miranda, Silvana Spindola, Croda, Julio

Abstract

Questionnaire and spirometry were applied to post-tuberculosis indigenous and non-indigenous individuals from Dourados, Brazil, to investigate the prevalence of chronic respiratory symptoms and pulmonary dysfunction. This was a cross-sectional study in cured tuberculosis individuals as reported in the National System on Reportable Diseases (SINAN) from 2002 to 2012. One hundred and twenty individuals were included in the study and the prevalence of chronic respiratory symptoms was 45% (95% CI, 34-59%). Respiratory symptoms included cough (28%), sputum (23%), wheezing (22%) and dyspnea (8%). These symptoms were associated with alcoholism, AOR: 3.1 (1.2-8.4); less than 4 years of schooling, AOR: 5.0 (1.4-17.7); and previous pulmonary diseases, AOR: 5.4 (1.7-17.3). Forty-one percent (95% CI, 29-56) had pulmonary disorders, of which the most prevalent were obstructive disorders (49%), followed by obstructive disorder with reduced forced vital capacity disorders (46%) and restrictive disorders (5%). The lifestyle difference could not explain differences in chronic symptoms and/or the prevalence of pulmonary dysfunction. The high prevalence of chronic respiratory symptoms and pulmonary dysfunction in post-tuberculosis patients indicates a need for further interventions to reduce social vulnerability of patients successfully treated for tuberculosis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 71 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 19%
Student > Postgraduate 12 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 11%
Student > Bachelor 7 10%
Researcher 6 8%
Other 15 21%
Unknown 11 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 41 56%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 7%
Social Sciences 2 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 3%
Computer Science 1 1%
Other 6 8%
Unknown 16 22%

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