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The Role of Medical Students in Short-Term Experiences in Global Health: A Perspective from S ão Tomé Island.
The Role of Medical Students in Short-Term Experiences in Global Health: A Perspective from São Tomé Island. Acta Med Port. 2018 Feb 28;31(2):71-73 Authors: Revés J, Loh LC PMID: 29596764 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Medicine and its Preventive Excesses.
Authors: Gérvas J PMID: 29596765 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Bacteriuria. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015;4:CD009534.]
The objective of this Cochrane systematic review was to assess the effectiveness and safety of antibiotic treatment for asymptomatic bacteriuria in adults. A systematic review of the literature up to 24 February 2015 was performed using the Cochrane Renal Group's Specialised Register. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and quasirandomised controlled trials comparing antibiotics to placebo or no treatment for asymptomatic bacteriuria in adults were included. The outcomes of interest were the development of symptomatic urinary tract infection, complications, death, adverse events, development of antibiotic resistance, bacte...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Challenges of Ageing in Portugal: Data from the EpiDoC Cohort.
CONCLUSION: The high prevalence of multimorbidity, combined with unhealthy lifestyle behaviours, suggests that the elderly populationconstitutes a vulnerable group warranting dedicated intervention. PMID: 29596767 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale - Cognitive Subscale (ADAS-Cog): Normative Data for the Portuguese Population.
CONCLUSION: On the total sample, the average total score in the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale - Cognitive Subscale was 6 points. The normative data were determined according to age and educational level as these were the sociodemographic variables that significantly contributed to the prediction of the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale - Cognitive Subscale total scores, explaining 14.4% of their variance. The normative data are of the utmost importance to ensure proper use of this battery in Portugal. PMID: 29596768 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Smoking Cessation after Bladder Cancer Diagnosis].
CONCLUSION: This study highlights the need for efficient smoking cessation programs directed to bladder cancer patients. PMID: 29596769 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Children Who Leave the Emergency Department Without Being Seen: Why Did They Leave and What Would Make Them Stay?
CONCLUSION: Reducing the waiting times may be the logical strategic mean to decrease the rates of patients who leave without being seen. However, our data seems to indicate that the concerns surrounding clinical outcome after leaving may be partly unwarranted. PMID: 29596770 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[The Road towards the Responsible and Safe Legalization of Cannabis Use in Portugal].
CONCLUSION: The debate on the responsible and safe legalization of cannabis use in Portugal should be open and promoted, based on a public health perspective. PMID: 29596771 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Tick Infestation of the Eyelid: Case Report and Literature Review].
We report the case of a 73-year-old woman who presented with edema and erythema of her right upper eyelid. Biomicroscopic examination revealed a tick firmly attached to the eyelid margin. The tick was successfully removed using fine tweezers, and within a few days, the patient had fully recovered without sequelae. Ticks are a threat to public health as they are known vectors of numerous infectious agents responsible for serious pathologies such as Lyme disease. Ticks may also induce cutaneous local reactions, and more rarely, tick paralysis. Since morbidity increases substantially with the duration of the infestation, the ...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Fulminant Emphysematous Pyelonephritis Secondary to Urothelial Neoplasia with Reno-Colic Fistula].
We present the case of a patient with no relevant risk factors or prior medical history, in which the reason of admission to the emergency department was back pain, eventually evolving into septic shock in the early hours. The imaging tests identified the presence of peri-renal and subcutaneous gas which guided the medical team to the right diagnosis (emphysematous pyelonephritis secondary to fistulized urothelial neoplasia) and the optimal surgical treatment. However, in the post-operative period the patient died, as the clinical condition and laboratory test results performed during the admission were predicting. It shou...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Mucosal and Periungual Telangiectasia as Signs of Systemic Disease.
Authors: Borges AS, Campos S, Brasileiro A PMID: 29596774 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Letter to the Editor: Anaphylaxis, Diagnosis and Treatment].
Authors: Carneiro-Leão L, Santos N, Gaspar Â, Grupo de interesse de “Anafilaxia E Doenças Imunoalérgicas Fatais" Da SPAIC PMID: 29596775 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Reply to the Letter to the Editor: Still About Delirium].
Authors: Quaresma F PMID: 29596776 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Thank You, Reviewers of Acta M édica Portuguesa].
[Thank You, Reviewers of Acta Médica Portuguesa]. Acta Med Port. 2018 Jan 31;31(1):1-4 Authors: Guimarães M, Villanueva T PMID: 29573760 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[2018: It is Time to Move Forward].
Authors: Villanueva T PMID: 29573761 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Gone with the Fire: How Family Physicians in Central Portugal Experienced the Aftermath of the Great Fire of October 15, 2017].
Authors: Carvalho AS, Marques S, Rosário F PMID: 29573762 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[A Perspective on the OECD Report "Health at a Glance 2017"].
[A Perspective on the OECD Report "Health at a Glance 2017"]. Acta Med Port. 2018 Jan 31;31(1):9-11 Authors: Campos L PMID: 29573763 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Clinical Guidelines and Implementation into Daily Dental Practice.
Authors: Guncu GN, Nemli SK, Carrilho E, Yamalık N, Volodina E, Melo P, Margvelashvili V, Rossi A Abstract INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study is to assess the extent of the familiarity, attitude and perceptions of dental professionals regarding clinical dental guidelines and their implementation into daily dental practice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: For this purpose, a questionnaire which was developed by the members of the World Dental Federation, European Regional Organization Working Group - 'Relation Between Dental Practitioner and Universities', was implemented by the National Dental Associations of six E...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Risk Factors for the Development of Postembolization Syndrome after Transarterial Chemoembolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Treatment.
CONCLUSION: The dose of doxorrubicin, the size of the largest nodule treated and female gender are potential risk factors for the development of postembolization syndrome after hepatic transarterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma. PMID: 29573765 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Quality of Life of Children with Otitis Media and Impact of Insertion of Transtympanic Ventilation Tubes in a Portuguese Population].
This study was conducted in a tertiary referral center, to where children are referred from primary care and hospital pediatric consultations. The Portuguese version of the OM-6 questionnaire was applied to children with chronic otitis media with effusion and/or recurrent acute otitis media. The instrument was re-administered at two months postoperatively to a group of children who underwent tympanostomy tube placement, to evaluate the change in quality of life with the surgical procedure. RESULTS: The study involved a sample of 169 children, aged between 6 months and 12 years (mean: 4.20 ± 2.05 years). The aver...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Mortality from Suicide in the Municipalities of Mainland Portugal: Spatio-Temporal Evolution between 1980 and 2015].
This study analyzes the spatio-temporal evolution of suicide mortality between 1980 and 2015, identifying areas of high risk, and their variation, in the 278 municipalities of Continental Portugal. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Based on the number of self-inflicted injuries and deaths from suicide and the resident population, the spatio-temporal evolution of the suicide mortality rate was assessed via: i) a Poisson joinpoint regression model, and ii) spatio-temporal clustering methods. RESULTS: The suicide mortality rate evolution showed statistically significant increases over three periods (1980 - 1984; 1999 - 2002 and 2...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Factors Influencing the Implementation of Screening and Brief Interventions for Alcohol Use in Primary Care Practices: A Systematic Review Protocol.
CONCLUSION: This review will provide important information for implementing alcohol screening and brief intervention in primary health care.Systematic Review Registration: PROSPERO CRD42016052681. PMID: 29573768 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Delirium: The 7th Vital Sign?]
CONCLUSION: The recognition and prevention of delirium are crucial. Health professional education and training, patient clinical monitoring and families support are mandatory. Considering the impact of delirium on patients, relatives, health services and professionals we must be more aware of delirium and, why not, make it the 7th vital sign. PMID: 29573769 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Combined Treatment with Dermal Template, Skin Graft and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy, a Case Study].
We present a clinical case of a patient with severe, bilateral axillary hidrosadenitis. In the first surgical step we excised the lesions and applied the artificial dermis secured with negative pressure wound therapy. In the second step we used a split thickness skin graft to close the wound and again applied negative pressure wound therapy. The graft take was very good, without complications. The cosmetic outcome is acceptable and shoulder mobility was not compromised. No recurrence was detected (nine months follow up). PMID: 29573770 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Radiofrequency for Treatment of Refractory Epistaxis in Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia.
We report a case of a patient with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, in which an episode of refractory epistaxis was treated with radiofrequency and fibrin sealant. Control of acute bleeding and elimination of telangiectasia was possible with this technique. After six months follow-up, there was no epistaxis recurrence. Various treatments for epistaxis in this disease have been described in the literature, but there is no consensus about the gold-standard procedure. Radiofrequency ablation of telangiectasia is a recent technique that has shown to be safe, effective and well tolerated, even in patients who underwent ot...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Pneumatocele, Pneumocephalus or Aerocele.
Authors: Zelinova J, Custódio M, Marques AS PMID: 29573772 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Congenital Hip Dislocation: A Rare Case in Adulthood.
Authors: Ferreira N, Abreu M, Abreu A PMID: 29573773 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: Infectious Mononucleosis and Cholestatic Hepatitis.
Authors: Santos VM PMID: 29573774 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Letter to the Editor. Use of Vitamin K Antagonists in Patients on Hemodialysis: Is Benefit Greater than the Risk?]
Authors: Godinho I, Weigert A PMID: 29573775 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - March 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Kidney Allocation: New Contributions to an Ongoing Challenge.
Authors: Moreira Fonseca N, Nolasco F PMID: 29364794 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Analysis of the Cochrane Review: Early Discharge Hospital at Home. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017;6:CD000356.]
Authors: Alves M, Bigotte Vieira M, Costa J, Vaz Carneiro A Abstract Hospital at home is a service that provides active treatment by healthcare professionals in the patient's home for a condition that otherwise would require acute hospital in-patient care. However, the clinical bene t of this intervention and its effect on health costs are not established. This Cochrane systematic review aimed to assess the effectiveness and costs of managing patients with hospital at home compared with inpatient hospital care. A systematic review of the literature was carried out by searching the following databases to 9 January 2...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Injuries in Portuguese Amateur Youth Football Players: A Six Month Prospective Descriptive Study.
CONCLUSION: This study provides descriptive data on injuries developed in a subpopulation of Portuguese amateur youth football players that could represent a focus for future prevention. PMID: 29364796 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Anaesthesia in Dental Medicine with Local Infiltrative Anaesthetic Technique Versus Diploe Anaesthesia Delivery Systems: Efficacy and Behaviour, an Experimental Study.
CONCLUSION: Diploe anaesthesia demonstrated better results in terms of analgesia than the infiltrative anaesthesia. It has been reported to be easy, safe and an effective procedure that allows anaesthesia in almost all clinical situations. This approach may offer particular advantages for endodontic therapy, providing greater comfort for the patient. PMID: 29364797 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Selection of Donor-Recipient Pairs in Renal Transplantation: Comparative Simulation Results].
The objective of this work is to evaluate and compare three cadaveric donor allocation models: scoring criteria of ordinance nº 6537/2007 (model 1); similar to the previous model but with a lower score for the dialysis time (model 2); and a model adapted from the previously proposed color allocation system (model 3). MATERIAL AND METHODS: For the purpose of this analysis we generated data about 70 cadaveric donors taking into account information published regarding blood group distribution and human leucocyte antigens allelic and haplotype frequencies of Portuguese voluntary donors. We generated also data for a si...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Limited Health Literacy in Portugal Assessed with the Newest Vital Sign.
Authors: Paiva D, Silva S, Severo M, Moura-Ferreira P, Lunet N, Azevedo A Abstract INTRODUCTION: In Portugal, health literacy has started to be addressed through national policies, but research on the topic is still scarce. We aimed to estimate the prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of limited health literacy in Portugal using an existing health literacy instrument, the Newest Vital Sign. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following cross-cultural adaptation of the instrument, a sample of 249 participants was evaluated to assess reliability and construct validity of the Newest Vital Sign; the latter ...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Effects of Speech Therapy in Hospitalized Patients with Post-Stroke Dysphagia: A Systematic Review of Observational Studies].
CONCLUSION: Speech therapy in hospital bed in post-stroke hospitalized patients with dysphagia seems to bring satisfactory results in the short-term, revealing the importance of diagnosis and early intervention in these cases. PMID: 29364800 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Retroperitoneal Cellular Angiofibroma: A Rare Gynecological Entity].
We present the case of a woman with a heterogeneous tumor in the right adnexial region. At the surgery, a retroperitoneal tumor was excised and the histopathological tissue analysis revealed a cellular angiofibroma. PMID: 29364801 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Infectious Mononucleosis and Cholestatic Hepatitis: A Rare Association].
We present the case of a 14-year-old female adolescent, admitted to the Emergency Room with fever, odynophagia and cervical adenomegaly. She was treated with amoxicillin and two days later he presented with jaundice. The analytical evaluation was compatible with cholestatic hepatitis and abdominal ultrasound revealed hepatosplenomegaly without dilatation of the bile ducts. The diagnosis of Epstein-Barr virus infection was confirmed by the presence of serological markers. This case aims to raise awareness of a rare manifestation of a common infectious agent and, consequently, to the inclusion of acute Epstein-Barr virus inf...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Lead Poisoning: Myoclonus Following Welding Exposure.
Authors: Cury RG, Marin JH, Contreras Lopez WO PMID: 29364803 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Post-Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia: Limitations of Non-Invasive Ventilation].
Authors: Rodrigues DM, Silva JM, Lacerda Príncipe N PMID: 29364804 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: Colonic Perforation.
Authors: Devaraj NK PMID: 29364805 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor regarding the article "Prevalence of Hepatitis A Virus Antibody in Portuguese Travelers: A New Paradigm".
Letter to the Editor regarding the article "Prevalence of Hepatitis A Virus Antibody in Portuguese Travelers: A New Paradigm". Acta Med Port. 2017 Dec 29;30(12):891-892 Authors: Branco JC, Alberto SF, Martins A PMID: 29364806 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: The Clear and Present Danger to Portuguese Travelers to the Middle East Region.
Authors: Alavian SM PMID: 29364807 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Physician Involvement in the Activities of the European Medicines Agency].
This article summarizes how the participation of doctors and health professionals in general is promoted in the European Medicines Agency activities. PMID: 29279066 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Breast Cancer: Value-Based Healthcare, Costs and Financing].
CONCLUSION: The 'patient-month' cost, regardless of disease stage was 1170.29 €. The median deviation per 'patient-month' was negative (241.21 €) compared to the monthly fixed 'funding envelope' of 929.08 € in the first year. Establishing activity-based costing - funding models will be crucial for the future sustainability of the healthcare sector. PMID: 29279067 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Readmission to an Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Unit: Readmission Rates and Risk Factors].
CONCLUSION: Rehospitalisation is considered a fundamental target for intervention concerning prevention and intervention in mental healthcare. Thus, knowledge regarding their minimisation is crucial. PMID: 29279068 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Reconsidering the 'Decline' of Dental Student Empathy within the Course in Latin America.
CONCLUSION: In dental students of Latin America, there is variability in the behavior of the distribution in means between the academic years of the dentistry schools examined in this study. PMID: 29279069 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Cross-Cultural and Psychometric Properties Assessment of the Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury.
CONCLUSION: The results of the Brazilian version of the Exercise Self-Efficacy scale support its use as a reliable and valid measurement of exercise self-efficacy for this population. PMID: 29279070 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Portuguese Adaptation and Input for the Validation of the Views on Inpatient Care (VOICE) Outcome Measure to Assess Service Users'Perceptions of Inpatient Psychiatric Care.
CONCLUSION: The Portuguese version of VOICE is a promising tool to assess service users' perceptions of inpatient psychiatric care in Portugal. PMID: 29279071 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Single Centre Prospective Study of Systematic Pain Evaluation in Portuguese Patients with Metastatic Prostate Cancer].
Authors: Sequeira MI, Sousa N, Fragoso M, Silva A, Pereira F, Azevedo L Abstract INTRODUCTION: Pain is one of the most common symptoms reported by cancer patients and is associated with decreased quality of life. Assessment of pain with standardized questionnaires reduces variability in its interpretation and may increase effectiveness of medical interventions. Prostate cancer is the most frequent male neoplasm in Portugal. We designed this study to evaluate the impact of a standardized pain questionnaire on pain management in patients with metastatic prostate cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Single centre prospec...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research