Migration of Junior Doctors: The Case of Psychiatric Trainees in Portugal.
CONCLUSION: These results may inform the decisions of stakeholders in the health and education sectors and point out the necessary investments required and the impact it may have on the workforce. PMID: 32040395 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - February 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Thanks to Acta M édica Portuguesa Reviewers].
[Thanks to Acta Médica Portuguesa Reviewers]. Acta Med Port. 2020 Feb 03;33(2):83-87 Authors: Guimarães M, Villanueva T PMID: 32035491 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[I Submitted a Paper to Acta M édica Portugal. What Happens Now?]
[I Submitted a Paper to Acta Médica Portugal. What Happens Now?] Acta Med Port. 2020 Feb 03;33(2):88-89 Authors: Villanueva T, De Sousa C, Escada P, Donato H, Reis M PMID: 32035492 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Of National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs), Evidence, and Decisions on Public Vaccination Programs: Lessons from Canada.
Authors: Loh LC, Top KA PMID: 32035493 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Equity in Usage of Medical Appointments in Portugal: In Sickness and in Health, in Poverty and in Wealth?]
CONCLUSION: Portugal evolved favourably in terms of equity in healthcare usage but several challenges remain. PMID: 32035494 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Availability and Readiness Assessment of Facilities with Hospital Admission Capacity in Two Regions of Guinea-Bissau].
CONCLUSION: This study reinforces the relevance of developing integrated and rational responses of health services and provides evidence for this. PMID: 32035495 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Acute Heart Failure Comorbidome: The Impact of Everything Else.
Authors: Meireles MA, Golçalves J, Neves J Abstract INTRODUCTION: Heart failure frequently coexists with several comorbidities. Our aim is to evaluate the prognostic role of various comorbidities in the risk of acute heart failure development. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Comorbidities of patients with acute heart failure were, retrospectively, compared to a control group of patients with chronic heart failure admitted to an Internal Medicine unit in a 2-year period. Logistic regression models were constructed to determine their association with acute heart failure and to develop a comorbidome. ...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

How Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation has Evolved Over Time: 30-Years' Experience at a Single Institution.
CONCLUSION: Despite increasing age, higher risk patients and the increasing use of unrelated donors our results show a continuous significantly reduced non-relapse mortality, with stable overall survival, progression free survival and relapse rate. PMID: 32035497 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Exploratory and Confirmatory Validation of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC-10) in a Sample of Individuals Registered in Job Centers].
CONCLUSION: To our knowledge, this is the first validation study of this scale among the Portuguese population (Portugal). Its results are highly satisfactory, and its use is recommended among the Portuguese population. PMID: 32035498 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[National Health Service: Responding to Current Challenges Through Necessary Transformations].
Authors: Sakellarides C Abstract After a decade experiencing clear difficulties, the Portuguese National Health Service needs a significant public investment for its development. This means more resources for the National Health Service, but also an increased capacity to manage its necessary transformation. Current health challenges differ significantly from those prevailing when the National Health Service was institutionalized, 40 years ago: (i) A significant increase in the prevalence of patients with multimorbidity has been observed; (ii)There is a need to delay and attenuate the expression of multimorbidity; (...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Diffuse Intraparenchymal Mesothelioma: An Atypical Presentation].
We report the case of a 62-year-old male patient with a history of prolonged occupational exposure to asbestos, with dyspnea for minor exertion and productive cough, for several months. Imaging studies revealed extensive interstitial involvement with marked thickening of the interlobular and centrilobular septa and tenuous pleural involvement. Several differential diagnoses were considered such as, asbestosis, cryptogenic organizing pneumonia, desquamative interstitial pneumonia, pleuropulmonary metastases, and/or bronchopulmonary infection, but the histological and immunohistochemical results were compatible with pleural ...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Carbon Monoxide and Cyanide Intoxication: An Association to Remember.
We present the case of a man, victim of a house fire, who was initially diagnosed as having carbon monoxide poisoning, but that afterwards also presented signs and symptoms compatible with cyanide poisoning. He was successfully treated with an antidote. We want to highlight this relatively frequent association of poisonings and the need for urgent empirical treatment. PMID: 32035501 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Neurofibromatosis Type 1: Exuberant Cutaneous Involvement].
Authors: Ferreira S, Selores M, Torres T PMID: 32035502 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Evidence Associated with the Use of Oxazolidinones in the Treatment of Skin and Skin Structure Infections: A Retrospective Study.
Authors: Santos T, Carvalho R, Abreu MA, Reis E, Couto de Carvalho A PMID: 32035503 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Common Variable Immunodeficiency: The Importance of the Referral to Specialist Centres].
Authors: Pina Trincão D, Palma Carlos S, Leiria Pinto P PMID: 32035504 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: "Chronic Pain Education in Portugal: Perspectives from Medical Students and Interns".
Letter to the Editor: "Chronic Pain Education in Portugal: Perspectives from Medical Students and Interns". Acta Med Port. 2020 Feb 03;33(2):152 Authors: Trigo I PMID: 32035505 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor Regarding the Article: "Work-Family Balance Within the Medical Profession: An Exploratory Study".
Letter to the Editor Regarding the Article: "Work-Family Balance Within the Medical Profession: An Exploratory Study". Acta Med Port. 2020 Feb 03;33(2):153 Authors: Florea M PMID: 32035506 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Novel Virus, Old Challenges.
Authors: Duarte R, Furtado I, Sousa L, Carvalho CFA PMID: 32023427 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - February 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Photosensitive Self-Induced Seizures Since Childhood.
Authors: Palha-Fernandes E, Teles A, Mendes A Abstract A 15-year-old girl was admitted to the emergency room because of a bilateral tonic-clonic seizure. The family reported that the episode began with rapid hand movements in front of the patient's eyes while staring at the sun. The patient has a history of multiple admissions in the emergency department due to similar events since the age of eight. Most occurrences were associated with episodes of frustration. The review of the literature has shown that this type of phenomenon, designated in some studies by sunflower syndrome, may be overlooked...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography in the Early Management of Microbial Keratitis: A Cross-Sectional Study.
CONCLUSION: Anterior segment optical coherence tomography can complement biomicroscopy, allowing for a better characterization of corneal involvement at presentation that can help in staging and providing useful prognostic information. PMID: 31962057 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Urinary Tract Infections Caused by Community-Acquired Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in a Level III Hospital - A Retrospective Study].
CONCLUSION: Although the number of cases is small, the clinical and microbiological outcomes showed that most were successfully treated with non-carbapenem antibiotics, with low recurrence of new episodes of urinary tract infections. PMID: 31962058 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[The Psychoactive Power of Foods: A Case of Acute Nutmeg Intoxication].
Authors: Duarte D, Mendonça M, Ramos L Abstract Ingestion of high doses of nutmeg causes potentially serious and disabling medical and psychiatric consequences. No isolated component of nutmeg has been identified as responsible for all symptoms observed during intoxication, however myristicin, one of the essential oil's components of this spice, is believed to be responsible for most psychoactive effects, although the exact mechanism is not known. Other constituents, such as elemicin, may also be involved. Symptoms of intoxication begin three to six hours after ingestion, resolve within the first 48 hours, a...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Costs of Informal Caregiving in Dementia].
CONCLUSION: Regardless of the complexity in estimating the costs associated with informal caregiving in dementia, this paper provides some insights on the burden they can represent for the family income. PMID: 31962060 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

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We report a case of a 15-year-old adolescent who presented with a single pulmonary nodule on a chest radiograph, in the context of a respiratory infection, and whose etiological investigation revealed an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the lung. Atypical resection was performed by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, with full recovery. We highlight the rarity of this entity, the need for a high suspicion index and the diagnostic investigation undertaken to reach a definitive diagnosis and a successful outcome. PMID: 31958395 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Translation and Validation of the "7-Item Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Questionnaire" to European Portuguese (PT).
CONCLUSION: The European Portuguese version of the "7-item Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Questionnaire" is recommended as a routine procedure in the assessment of patients with eustachian tube dysfunction in the European Portuguese speaking population and. PMID: 31958396 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Scientific and Academic Integrity in Portugal: A National Enterprise].
Authors: Massano J, Ferreira MA PMID: 31928597 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[A Perspective on the OECD Report "Health at a Glance 2019"].
[A Perspective on the OECD Report "Health at a Glance 2019"]. Acta Med Port. 2020 Jan 03;33(1):4-6 Authors: Campos Fernandes A PMID: 31928598 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Appropriateness of Radiology Test Requests by an Emergency Department: A Retrospective Study.
Authors: Martins R, Raimundo P, Alves P, Monteiro R, Silva LD, Gomes A, Afonso G Abstract INTRODUCTION: Imaging tests are essential for diagnosis in the emergency context and convey clinical information that is essential to assess the appropriateness of the tests and improve their interpretation. Therefore, we aimed to analyze the imaging tests requested by the Emergency Department in a district hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed computed tomography and ultrasound scans requested by the Emergency Department at the Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve and cons...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Medical Curricula on Intimate Partner Violence in Mozambique.
CONCLUSION: Critical changes are needed in medical curricula to match the current epidemiology of intimate partner violence in Mozambique. PMID: 31928600 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Workplace Violence in Healthcare: A Single-Center Study on Causes, Consequences and Prevention Strategies.
CONCLUSION: Our results show that workplace violence is a relevant risk factor that significantly impacts workers' health in a noxious manner, deserving a tailored occupational health approach whose priority areas and strategies have been determined. PMID: 31928601 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Neuropsychological Profile, Cognitive Reserve and Emotional Distress in a Portuguese Sample of Severely Obese Patients.
CONCLUSION: Severe obesity is associated with an impairment in cognitive and emotional performance, aggravated by aging, cognitive reserve, and comorbidity. This study emphasizes the need for preventive actions, such as neuropsychological screening, in the detection of changes and the design of better interventions. PMID: 31928602 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Approach to Patients with Statin Intolerance: Evidence-Based Review].
CONCLUSION: This review highlights some alternatives to address patients' intolerance to statins; however, these are mostly based on recommendations with low to moderate evidence. Therefore, further research with randomized studies involving greater number of patients is required, in order to obtain a more robust recommendation. PMID: 31928603 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Severe Thrombocitopenia Induced by Fenofibrate].
Authors: Clara A, Martins T, Martins A, Baptista A, Lázaro M Abstract Drug-induced thrombocytopenia is a common entity in clinical practice. However, having in consideration the severity of the case, it becomes imperative to distinguish non-immune thrombocytopenia from the po-tentially life-threatening immune-mediated forms. The authors report a rare clinical case of a 79-year-old man presenting with purpuric rash and gingival hemorrhage while on fenofibrate treatment (sixth day). The evolu-tion was favorable after drug removal and corticosteroid administration. Drug-associated thrombocytopenia is reported b...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Granular Cell Tumor: A Rare Breast Lesion.
We report a case of a 54-year-old woman with a granular cell tumor of the breast presenting clinically on breast imaging (ultrasound, mammography and magnetic resonance) as a suspicious lesion. Core needle biopsy was performed for tissue diagnosis and was consistent with granular cell tumor that was confirmed in the histopathological report of the surgical specimen following a breast lumpectomy. Given the rarity of this tumor, we present this case to highlight this diagnostic hypothesis, that can be challenging and frequently confused with breast carcinoma. PMID: 31928605 [PubMed - in process] ...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Consensus Recommendations of the Multiple Sclerosis Study Group and the Portuguese Neuroradiological Society for the Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis in Clinical Practice: Part 2.
CONCLUSION: We hope that these first Portuguese magnetic resonance imaging guidelines will contribute to optimize multiple sclerosis management and improve patient care in Portugal. PMID: 31928606 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Antidepressant Use and the Risk of Mood Instability.
Authors: Teodoro T PMID: 31928607 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

A Perspective on over 1000 Psychobooks for Psychiatry and Psychology Training.
Authors: Gama Marques J, Barreto E, Moniz Pereira F, Fernandes I, Durval R, Bento A PMID: 31928608 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Cardiometabolic Risk in Childhood: Could Bilirubin Act as a Circadian Clock-Related Mediator Via Autonomic Dysfunction?
Authors: Meira E Cruz M, Rocha I, Bruni O PMID: 31928609 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Errata to the article "Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors with 177Lu-DOTA-TATE: Experience of the Portuguese Institute of Oncology in Porto" by In ês Lucena Sampaio, Henrique Vara Luiz, Liliana Sobral Violante, Ana Paula Santos, Luís Antunes, Isabel Torres, Cristina Sanches, Isabel Azevedo, Hugo Duarte published on Acta Med Port 2016 Nov;29(11):726-733].
[Errata to the article "Treatment of Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors with 177Lu-DOTA-TATE: Experience of the Portuguese Institute of Oncology in Porto" by Inês Lucena Sampaio, Henrique Vara Luiz, Liliana Sobral Violante, Ana Paula Santos, Luís Antunes, Isabel Torres, Cristina Sanches, Isabel Azevedo, Hugo Duarte published on Acta Med Port 2016 Nov;29(11):726-733]. Acta Med Port. 2020 Jan 03;33(1):81-82 Authors: Sampaio IL, Luíz HV, Violante LS, Santos AP, Antunes L, Torres I, Sanches C, Azevedo I, Duarte H PMID: 31928610 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Usefulness of Early C-Reactive Protein Kinetics in Response and Prognostic Assessment in Infected Critically Ill Patients: An Observational Retrospective Study.
CONCLUSION: Early C-reactive protein kinetics is not associated with response and prognostic assessment in infected critically ill patients. Nevertheless, a fast response pattern tends to exclude initial inappropriate antibiotic therapy. PMID: 31851882 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia in a Multipurpose Intensive Care Unit: One-Year Prospective Study.
CONCLUSION: S. aureus was the predominant causative agent of nosocomial pneumonia. The most frequent risk factor identified for infection with multidrug-resistant organisms was previous treatment with antibiotics. Multidrug-resistant organisms were present in 45% of documented hospital-acquired pneumonias. In admitted patients with non-intensive care unit acquired pneumonia, the intensive care unit mortality rate was nearly five times higher compared to intensive care unit acquired pneumonia. PMID: 31851883 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Intrathecal Baclofen Infusion Pumps in the Treatment of Spasticity: A Retrospective Cohort Study in a Portuguese Centre.
Authors: Reis PV, Vieira CR, Midões AC, Rebelo V, Barbosa P, Gomes A Abstract INTRODUCTION: Spasticity is a complex problem in patients with neurological disorders and may distress their quality of life. Intrathecal baclofen infusion pumps reduce spasticity with low doses and minimal side effects but are not free from complications. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intrathecal baclofen infusion pumps as well as patients' satisfaction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort study including all intrathecal baclofen infusion pumps placed up to December 2015. Demographic cha...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Ketogenic Diet for Refractory Childhood Epilepsy: Beyond Seizures Control, the Experience of a Portuguese Pediatric Centre.
CONCLUSION: Beyond seizure control, patients experienced a marked improvement in behavior and awareness. It is necessary to develop strategies to increase the adherence of families to the diet. PMID: 31851885 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Congenital or Early Acquired Deafness: An Overview of the Portuguese Situation, from Diagnosis to Follow-Up].
CONCLUSION: Results show that Portugal made an important path in the screening and follow-up of children with SC / SPA. It is important, with the ultimate aim of continually improving the care of these children, to reflect on the involvement of specialties other than otolaryngology, such as the National Early Childhood Intervention System in the follow-up of these children. PMID: 31851886 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Oral Transmission of Sexually Transmissable Infections: A Narrative Review.
Authors: Queirós C, Costa JBD Abstract Over the last few decades, behavioral changes in sexual practices have made oral transmission of traditional sexually transmissible infections increasingly recognized. Patients harboring a sexually transmissible infection may first present lesions on the oral cavity, as these may be visible and interfere with basic functions such as speech or swallowing. Moreover, the oral cavity may function as a reservoir for future spread of these infections. In order to successfully control this problem, a greater focus on oral sex should be persued, along with p...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Passive Transfer of Hepatitis B Antibodies through Intravenous Immunoglobulin in a Neonate.
Authors: Rato J, Alves D, Rodrigues L Abstract Passive transfer of antibodies secondary to intravenous immunoglobulin infusion is a rare but important side effect that can lead to the wrong diagnosis and therapeutic decisions. It has never been reported in a newborn. A male newborn, vaccinated against hepatitis B and diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, presented positive hepatitis B core antibodies at 12 days of life. Exclusion of hepatitis B infection was mandatory as it would be a contraindication to heart transplant. Passive transfer of antibodies was confirmed at 44 days of age, after ser...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Spontaneous Tension Pneumocephalus.
Authors: Serôdio JF, Trindade M, Favas C PMID: 31851889 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: Clinical Signs of Impending Death, A Retrospective Descriptive Analysis.
Authors: Sobral MA, Runa D, Julião M PMID: 31851890 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Erratum to "Does Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery Improve Patients' Quality of Life?", by Pedro COELHO, Lara N. FERREIRA, Clara VITAL, Jos é FRAGATA. Acta Med Port 2018 Jul-Aug;31(7-8):399-408].
[Erratum to "Does Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery Improve Patients' Quality of Life?", by Pedro COELHO, Lara N. FERREIRA, Clara VITAL, José FRAGATA. Acta Med Port 2018 Jul-Aug;31(7-8):399-408]. Acta Med Port. 2019 Dec 02;32(12):790-792 Authors: Coelho P, Ferreira LN, Vital C, Fragata J Abstract Article published with errors: https://actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/10241 On page 405, Table 3, where it reads: On bold, the value 34.4 in "limitação do Desempenho" concerning the column "Seguimento a 6 meses" It should read: On b...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Post Vaccine Rubella During a Measles Outbreak: Clinical Case.
Authors: Graça L, Pereira S, Duro R, Sarmento A Abstract Rubella is a vaccine preventable infection, and congenital rubella the most feared complication of this disease. Although young adult women are at greatest risk of post-vaccine rubella, this is also the group who potentially benefits the most from vaccine protection. Since post-vaccine disease has a mild and self-limited course, the benefit clearly exceeds the risk. During a measles outbreak in the north of Portugal, a 38-year-old woman presented with cervical posterior lymphadenopathies, fever and a maculo-papular rash one week aft...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research