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The Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas is a private and non-profit Catholic university, located in Campinas, the second largest city of the State of São Paulo. It is maintained by the Catholic Archdiocese of Campinas.Founded in June 1941, with the first college teaching Philosophy, Science and Letters, it became a full university in 1955. The title of Pontifical University was granted by Pope Paul VI in 1972. The university has three campuses in the city.The university has approximately 20,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate courses. Undergraduate classes are in administration, system analysis, architecture, arts, accounting, biology, medicine, information science and library science, economics, theology, pharmacy, law, social science, literature, physical education, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, speech therapy, nutrition science, engineering , philosophy, geography, journalism, history, pedagogy, psychology, publicity, public relations, chemistry, social services, occupational therapy and tourism.The Central Campus is the main building, and the Building of Arts. The university was founded in the central building in 1941. Campus I is the largest space in PUC-Campinas, where more than 50% of students at the university study and where the Rectory is located. The land of campus I was donated by sisters Vera and Ana Beatriz, daughter of agronomist Caio Guimarães Pinto, former owner of the Santa Candida Farm. Guimaraes had a dream to build a university. The construction of the buildings began when the land was donated in 1970. Three years later, the Institute of Arts, Communications and Tourism and the School of Physical Education became operational. The campus was opened in 1976.The schools are Centre for Economics and Business Administration , Centre for Mathematical science, Environmental and Technology , Centre for Applied Social and Human science , except Law, and Centre for Language and Communication .Campus II is named "Centro de Ciências da Vida" and it is known as the "Health City." It has this name because all of the university's courses are gathered there. The CCV's courses comprise the following colleges: Biologic science, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Medicine, Nutrition, Dentistry, Psychology and Occupational Therapy. The CCV has 33 laboratories, pharmacy school, outpatient services of physiotherapy and occupational therapy, speech therapy clinics, dental and physiotherapy services.On the same campus is also located the Celso Pierro Hospital and Maternity , which has 350 beds and 35 medical specialties. Every year, 450 thousand patients are treated by the Unified Health System . In Brazil, PUC-Campinas and University of São Paulo are the best in Health.The Celso Pierro Hospital has 340 beds, 240 for the covenant of the Unified Health System and 100 for HMOs and private individuals distributed in inpatient units, emergency rooms adult, child, gynecology/obstetrics and orthopedics, and Intensive Care Units adult, pediatric and neonatal coronary. Wikipedia.

Reis L.O.,University of Campinas | Reis L.O.,Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas
Endocrine-Related Cancer | Year: 2012

The hypothesis 'the lower the better when achieving castration levels of testosterone' is based on the data from second-line hormonal manipulation and its molecular basis, and on better oncological results reported for lower castration levels in prostate cancer (PCa) patients, including those achieved with maximal androgen blockade. In this regard, the equivalence of surgical and different pharmacological castrations has been controversial. The modified amino acid structure that makes LH-releasing hormone (LHRH) analogs more potent than LHRH, and the method of delivering the analogs impacts on bioavailibility and potentially causes differences in androgen levels and in its final oncological efficacy. In addition to this, there is a myriad of circumstances, such as those related to ethnic variations and co-morbidities, which uniquely impact on the pharmacological approach in a highly heterogeneous population of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) patients. Ineffective testosterone suppression through hormonal escape is currently poorly recognized and may result in increased PCa mortality. Until now, the optimal serum testosterone level in patients under castration, and the impact of its variations in patients under LHRH therapy, remain open questions and have been merged to a broad spectra of patients who are highly heterogeneous. This heterogeneity relates to a number of mechanisms regarding response to treatment, which influences the biology of the relapsing tumor and the sensitivity to subsequent therapies in the individual patient. The rationale to achieve testosterone levels below 20-50 ng/dl warrant further investigation as these levels have recently rescued CRPC patients. In the last few years and months, important advancements in prostate cancer treatment have been achieved. Nevertheless, these advances are measured in a few months of additional survival and under high costs, not available to most of the world population, compared with the benefits of hormonal manipulation that are measured in years, there is a huge potential for accessible and durable effect expansion and optimization of treatment, particularly with the current tendency of a more individual approach. © 2012 Society for Endocrinology. Source

The Family Health Strategy focuses on actions to promote health, developed by its professionals along with the community. In the immanence of this group we find lines that develop reflexive processes that can release the production of a creative know-how. In this sense, the inclusion of psychology in the Family Health Support Nucleus (NASF) can contribute to the fulfillment of an expanded clinic in primary health, critical to the so-called healthy models, mostly orthopedic and modeling, open to trials and worried about reconnecting clinic/politics/ production of ways of life. In this paper we question some demands of Family Health teams addressed to the NASF psychologist, their production, ethical and political implications for clinical practice and resulting subjectivity processes. It sought to analyze and map discourses, possible dialogue and assemblages, whose expressions are translated as demands for health professionals. In many cases, these demands express moral considerations, idealized forms of health and well-being. We bet that the construction of the clinic is the product of a collective desire, able to withstand the mechanisms of capture and disciplining of life. This paper proposes that, starting from the daily challenges, the team will be able to discuss, question and become stronger enough to claim healthy ways, free of pre-established standards. Source

Gomes P.H.,University of Southern California | Da Fonseca N.L.S.,University of Campinas | Branquinho O.C.,Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing | Year: 2014

This paper proposes an architecture for mobile wireless networks based on Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) technology. The architecture organizes cells in a multi-tier fashion, with different tiers covering areas with different radii lengths. Proposed optimization algorithm splits cells to improve network capacity in congested areas and merges cells when the demand is low. The evaluation of the effectiveness of the proposed model considered three distinct objectives: minimization of the number of base stations used, maximization of the number of users served, and minimization of network energy consumption. The combination of the first two objectives was also evaluated. Three algorithms based on linear relaxation techniques are introduced for rapid computation of the near-optimum solutions. The proposed architecture is shown to lead to network infrastructures that save costs and energy and yet provide service to a large number of users. © 2002-2012 IEEE. Source

Harrison J.,Loughborough University | Beraquet V.,Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas
Health Information and Libraries Journal | Year: 2010

Aims: The aims of this research were to determine the background, education, training experience, roles and responsibilities of practising Clinical Librarians (CL) in the UK. This paper reports the findings of a survey undertaken in 2007 at the third Clinical Librarian conference. This research builds on research undertaken by Harrison and Sargeant in 2002 and Ward in 2004, and can be considered as part of a longitudinal study of the role of the CL in the UK. Objectives: The objectives of the research were to define and gain a broad understanding of the role of the CL in the UK highlighting similarities and differences amongst the professionals and provide evidence for a baseline of skills and activities for the CL role. The type of sampling used was Judgemental. Results/analysis: Results/analysis detail the skills and activities undertaken by CLs. Searching for information for Clinicians was the activity most frequently undertaken. Developing good relationships with other healthcare professionals was considered essential. Two-thirds of the respondents held a postgraduate library qualification. Conclusions: Crucially a new model for the UK CL role is derived drawing on the findings of this study and the existing literature. © 2009 Health Libraries Group. Source

Pott Junior H.,Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas
Revista brasileira de reumatologia | Year: 2012

Serositis is commonly seen in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Approximately 16% of patients with SLE have pleural or pericardial involvement. However, peritoneal involvement is extremely rare, and clinically seen in a small group of patients. This is the case report of a 47-year old female with discoid lupus who evolved with systemic manifestations of the disease, characterized by significant abdominal distension and pain, asthenia, weight loss, signs of ascites, and acute non-invasive diarrhea. Exhaustive diagnostic investigation was performed and included laboratory and imaging tests, colonoscopy, and analysis of the ascitic fluid. Besides ruling out the possibility of an infectious, neoplastic, and hemodynamic etiology, the investigation also allowed the confirmation of SLE. Thus, the hypothesis of lupus peritonitis with ascites became viable. The patient was treated with prednisone and chloroquine, with substantial improvement of her condition. Source

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