Inherited Retinal Degenerations in Portugal: Addressing the Unmet Needs
Acta Med Port. 2021 Apr 8. doi: 10.20344/amp.15802. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33834989 | DOI:10.20344/amp.15802 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - April 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jo ão Pedro Marques Joana Pires Jos é Costa Joaquim Murta Rufino Silva Source Type: research

Knowledge and Attitudes Towards COVID-19: A Cross-sectional Study in Portugal
Acta Med Port. 2021 Apr 7. doi: 10.20344/amp.15887. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33826493 | DOI:10.20344/amp.15887 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - April 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Olga Pires Ana Andrade Oliveira Pedro Moreira Andr é Santa-Cruz Alexandre Carvalho Joana Alves Source Type: research

Genomic Insights into the Human Susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Acta Med Port. 2021 Apr 6. doi: 10.20344/amp.16168. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33821785 | DOI:10.20344/amp.16168 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - April 6, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ana Cristina Magalh ães Nicole Pedro Luisa Pereira Source Type: research

C3 Glomerulonephritis Associated with Monoclonal Gammopathy of Renal Significance
Conclusion: It is important to make an early diagnosis of MGRS-associated C3 glomerulonephritis in order to prevent not only the progression to a hematological malignancy, but also end-stage renal disease.PMID:33819437 | DOI:10.20344/amp.13823 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - April 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: In ês Gomes-Alves In ês Castro-Ferreira Source Type: research

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Acta Med Port. 2021 Mar 31. doi: 10.20344/amp.15486. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTDiabetes is a very common chronic disease in the Portuguese population, with an estimated prevalence of 13.6% in the adults. Doubts often arise regarding the best preparation and the risks associated with doing imaging tests in these patients. In this article we intend to review the main precautions in imaging tests in people with diabetes and to suggest a guideline to reduce the risks and optimize the sensitivity of these tests in this population. The main topics addressed in this article are the need to suspend metformin after the administ...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 31, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sara Donato Helder Sim ões Paulo Donato Source Type: research

Alcohol Drinking in Higher Education Students from Coimbra and the Impact of Academic Festivities
Acta Med Port. 2021 Mar 29. doi: 10.20344/amp.12366. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: The international and national literature as well as studies carried out in universities in Portugal show there is excessive alcohol consumption and binge drinking. However, no relation with alcohol consumption and college parties has yet been established. The aim of this study was to assess the association between alcohol consumption and binge drinking with college parties, and also to understand specific patterns of alcohol consumption by gender and years of university attendance.MATERIAL AND METHODS: A survey comprised of th...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Andr é Coimbra Trigo Luiz Miguel Santiago Source Type: research

Prevalence of Fear of Death among Young Breast Cancer Patients during Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy: Results from a Portuguese Cohort
Acta Med Port. 2021 Mar 30. doi: 10.20344/amp.15201. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33783344 | DOI:10.20344/amp.15201 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Paulo Luz Amanda Nobre Carvalho Alicia Oliveira Maria Menezes Rui Dinis Beatriz Gosalbez Source Type: research

Alcohol Drinking in Higher Education Students from Coimbra and the Impact of Academic Festivities
Acta Med Port. 2021 Mar 29. doi: 10.20344/amp.12366. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: The international and national literature as well as studies carried out in universities in Portugal show there is excessive alcohol consumption and binge drinking. However, no relation with alcohol consumption and college parties has yet been established. The aim of this study was to assess the association between alcohol consumption and binge drinking with college parties, and also to understand specific patterns of alcohol consumption by gender and years of university attendance.MATERIAL AND METHODS: A survey comprised of th...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Andr é Coimbra Trigo Luiz Miguel Santiago Source Type: research

Beyond the Cultural Phenomena: Female Genital Mutilation As a Public Health Problem in Portugal
Acta Med Port. 2021 Mar 19. doi: 10.20344/amp.15536. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33775274 | DOI:10.20344/amp.15536 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Margarida Paix ão Jo ão Valente Andreia Leite “Práticas Saudáveis – Fim à Mutilação Genital Feminina” Source Type: research

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children's Health in Portugal: The Parental Perspective
CONCLUSION: Further studies are necessary to fully comprehend the outcomes of the decreased access to medical care, as well as the collateral damage for children beyond the clinical aspects of the pandemic. Defining strategies regarding the urge to vaccinate children and not postpone urgent evaluations should be a public health priority.PMID:33775275 | DOI:10.20344/amp.14805 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mariana Poppe B árbara Aguiar Rodrigo Sousa Paulo Oom Source Type: research

Approach to Headache in Patients with COVID-19
Acta Med Port. 2021 Mar 22. doi: 10.20344/amp.15992. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33755547 | DOI:10.20344/amp.15992 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Andreia Costa Pedro Abreu Madalena Pinto Source Type: research

MYOC Gene Sequencing Analysis in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Patients from the Centre Region of Portugal
CONCLUSION: This is the first study performed in a group of primary open-angle glaucoma patients from the Centre Region of Portugal, contributing to the identification of one genetic variant in the MYOC gene and reinforcing the hypothesis that normal tension glaucoma could be also due to MYOC gene mutations.PMID:33725475 | DOI:10.20344/amp.14922 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Filipe Silva Filipa Ferreira Pedro Faria Isa Sobral Mariana Rodrigues Jo ão Pratas Jo ão Filipe Silva Manuela Grazina Jos é Moura Pereira Henrique Gir ão Paulo Pereira Source Type: research

Parechovirus Genotype 3 Outbreak Among Young Infants in Portugal
CONCLUSION: This study reports the first known outbreak, in infants, of human parechovirus type 3 in Portugal. Although there is no specific treatment, this diagnosis can avoid unnecessary empirical antibiotic treatment and prolonged admissions.PMID:33725476 | DOI:10.20344/amp.15032 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Maria In ês Linhares Ana Brett Lurdes Correia Henriqueta Pereira Cristina Correia M ónica Oleastro Rita De Sousa Fernanda Rodrigues Source Type: research

MYOC Gene Sequencing Analysis in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Patients from the Centre Region of Portugal
CONCLUSION: This is the first study performed in a group of primary open-angle glaucoma patients from the Centre Region of Portugal, contributing to the identification of one genetic variant in the MYOC gene and reinforcing the hypothesis that normal tension glaucoma could be also due to MYOC gene mutations.PMID:33725475 | DOI:10.20344/amp.14922 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Filipe Silva Filipa Ferreira Pedro Faria Isa Sobral Mariana Rodrigues Jo ão Pratas Jo ão Filipe Silva Manuela Grazina Jos é Moura Pereira Henrique Gir ão Paulo Pereira Source Type: research

Parechovirus Genotype 3 Outbreak Among Young Infants in Portugal
CONCLUSION: This study reports the first known outbreak, in infants, of human parechovirus type 3 in Portugal. Although there is no specific treatment, this diagnosis can avoid unnecessary empirical antibiotic treatment and prolonged admissions.PMID:33725476 | DOI:10.20344/amp.15032 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Maria In ês Linhares Ana Brett Lurdes Correia Henriqueta Pereira Cristina Correia M ónica Oleastro Rita De Sousa Fernanda Rodrigues Source Type: research

MYOC Gene Sequencing Analysis in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Patients from the Centre Region of Portugal
CONCLUSION: This is the first study performed in a group of primary open-angle glaucoma patients from the Centre Region of Portugal, contributing to the identification of one genetic variant in the MYOC gene and reinforcing the hypothesis that normal tension glaucoma could be also due to MYOC gene mutations.PMID:33725475 | DOI:10.20344/amp.14922 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Filipe Silva Filipa Ferreira Pedro Faria Isa Sobral Mariana Rodrigues Jo ão Pratas Jo ão Filipe Silva Manuela Grazina Jos é Moura Pereira Henrique Gir ão Paulo Pereira Source Type: research

Parechovirus Genotype 3 Outbreak Among Young Infants in Portugal
CONCLUSION: This study reports the first known outbreak, in infants, of human parechovirus type 3 in Portugal. Although there is no specific treatment, this diagnosis can avoid unnecessary empirical antibiotic treatment and prolonged admissions.PMID:33725476 | DOI:10.20344/amp.15032 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Maria In ês Linhares Ana Brett Lurdes Correia Henriqueta Pereira Cristina Correia M ónica Oleastro Rita De Sousa Fernanda Rodrigues Source Type: research

MYOC Gene Sequencing Analysis in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Patients from the Centre Region of Portugal
CONCLUSION: This is the first study performed in a group of primary open-angle glaucoma patients from the Centre Region of Portugal, contributing to the identification of one genetic variant in the MYOC gene and reinforcing the hypothesis that normal tension glaucoma could be also due to MYOC gene mutations.PMID:33725475 | DOI:10.20344/amp.14922 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Filipe Silva Filipa Ferreira Pedro Faria Isa Sobral Mariana Rodrigues Jo ão Pratas Jo ão Filipe Silva Manuela Grazina Jos é Moura Pereira Henrique Gir ão Paulo Pereira Source Type: research

Parechovirus Genotype 3 Outbreak Among Young Infants in Portugal
CONCLUSION: This study reports the first known outbreak, in infants, of human parechovirus type 3 in Portugal. Although there is no specific treatment, this diagnosis can avoid unnecessary empirical antibiotic treatment and prolonged admissions.PMID:33725476 | DOI:10.20344/amp.15032 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Maria In ês Linhares Ana Brett Lurdes Correia Henriqueta Pereira Cristina Correia M ónica Oleastro Rita De Sousa Fernanda Rodrigues Source Type: research

MYOC Gene Sequencing Analysis in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Patients from the Centre Region of Portugal
CONCLUSION: This is the first study performed in a group of primary open-angle glaucoma patients from the Centre Region of Portugal, contributing to the identification of one genetic variant in the MYOC gene and reinforcing the hypothesis that normal tension glaucoma could be also due to MYOC gene mutations.PMID:33725475 | DOI:10.20344/amp.14922 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Filipe Silva Filipa Ferreira Pedro Faria Isa Sobral Mariana Rodrigues Jo ão Pratas Jo ão Filipe Silva Manuela Grazina Jos é Moura Pereira Henrique Gir ão Paulo Pereira Source Type: research

Parechovirus Genotype 3 Outbreak Among Young Infants in Portugal
CONCLUSION: This study reports the first known outbreak, in infants, of human parechovirus type 3 in Portugal. Although there is no specific treatment, this diagnosis can avoid unnecessary empirical antibiotic treatment and prolonged admissions.PMID:33725476 | DOI:10.20344/amp.15032 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Maria In ês Linhares Ana Brett Lurdes Correia Henriqueta Pereira Cristina Correia M ónica Oleastro Rita De Sousa Fernanda Rodrigues Source Type: research

MYOC Gene Sequencing Analysis in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Patients from the Centre Region of Portugal
CONCLUSION: This is the first study performed in a group of primary open-angle glaucoma patients from the Centre Region of Portugal, contributing to the identification of one genetic variant in the MYOC gene and reinforcing the hypothesis that normal tension glaucoma could be also due to MYOC gene mutations.PMID:33725475 | DOI:10.20344/amp.14922 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Filipe Silva Filipa Ferreira Pedro Faria Isa Sobral Mariana Rodrigues Jo ão Pratas Jo ão Filipe Silva Manuela Grazina Jos é Moura Pereira Henrique Gir ão Paulo Pereira Source Type: research

Parechovirus Genotype 3 Outbreak Among Young Infants in Portugal
CONCLUSION: This study reports the first known outbreak, in infants, of human parechovirus type 3 in Portugal. Although there is no specific treatment, this diagnosis can avoid unnecessary empirical antibiotic treatment and prolonged admissions.PMID:33725476 | DOI:10.20344/amp.15032 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Maria In ês Linhares Ana Brett Lurdes Correia Henriqueta Pereira Cristina Correia M ónica Oleastro Rita De Sousa Fernanda Rodrigues Source Type: research

Clinical and Therapeutic Approach to Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients: A Pediatric Cohort in Portugal
CONCLUSION: A significant proportion of our population presented severe and critical disease, was hospitalized and received treatment according to the most recent data, although most patients had mild disease. COVID-19 treatment in children is a clinical challenge and clinical trials are urgently needed.PMID:33715760 | DOI:10.20344/amp.15360 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 15, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: B árbara Martins Saraiva Ana Margarida Garcia Tiago Milheiro Silva Catarina Gouveia Maria Jo ão Brito Source Type: research

Infective Endocarditis as the Cause of Death: A Populationbased Study in Portugal, from 2002 to 2018
CONCLUSION: In addition to data on the evolution of demographics in Portugal, it is crucial to study the incidence of infective endocarditis over time to help explain these findings. The identification of factors that can be used to better model national health policies to improve clinical outcomes of infective endocarditis in Portugal is also required.PMID:33687320 | DOI:10.20344/amp.14609 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Catarina De Sousa Ruy M Ribeiro Fausto J Pinto Source Type: research

Impact of Confinement on the Health of Children and Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Acta Med Port. 2021 Mar 4. doi: 10.20344/amp.15885. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33661728 | DOI:10.20344/amp.15885 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Daniela Peixoto B árbara Leal Daniela Ribeiro Laura Correia Elsa Hip ólito Paula Rocha Source Type: research

Health Problems During and After Travel: A Prospective Observational Study in a Travel Clinic in Portugal
CONCLUSION: Health problems during or after travel occurred in 39.3% of travellers with diarrhoeal disease being the most common (26.6%). From our findings, the need for taking chemoprophylaxis for malaria or seeking health care in the presence of fever is not translated into appropriate action. The reasons are unclear and should be the subject of further research. Furthermore, research is needed with inclusion of other centres practicing travel medicine in Portugal, both in the pre-travel setting and others, in order to better understand the health risks associated with Portuguese traveller's characteristics and destinati...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cl áudia Conceição M árcia Medeiros N élia Pereira Luzia Gon çalves Abilio Antunes Ellen Blond é Rosa Teod ósio Carlos Ara újo Filomena Pereira Source Type: research

Impact of Confinement on the Health of Children and Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Acta Med Port. 2021 Mar 4. doi: 10.20344/amp.15885. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33661728 | DOI:10.20344/amp.15885 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Daniela Peixoto B árbara Leal Daniela Ribeiro Laura Correia Elsa Hip ólito Paula Rocha Source Type: research

Health Problems During and After Travel: A Prospective Observational Study in a Travel Clinic in Portugal
CONCLUSION: Health problems during or after travel occurred in 39.3% of travellers with diarrhoeal disease being the most common (26.6%). From our findings, the need for taking chemoprophylaxis for malaria or seeking health care in the presence of fever is not translated into appropriate action. The reasons are unclear and should be the subject of further research. Furthermore, research is needed with inclusion of other centres practicing travel medicine in Portugal, both in the pre-travel setting and others, in order to better understand the health risks associated with Portuguese traveller's characteristics and destinati...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Cl áudia Conceição M árcia Medeiros N élia Pereira Luzia Gon çalves Abilio Antunes Ellen Blond é Rosa Teod ósio Carlos Ara újo Filomena Pereira Source Type: research

Impact of Confinement on the Health of Children and Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Acta Med Port. 2021 Mar 4. doi: 10.20344/amp.15885. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33661728 | DOI:10.20344/amp.15885 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Daniela Peixoto B árbara Leal Daniela Ribeiro Laura Correia Elsa Hip ólito Paula Rocha Source Type: research