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[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

Characterization of all Surgical Specimens Provided by a Portuguese Department of Ophthalmology over a 13 Year Period.
CONCLUSION: This is the first indexed publication characterizing surgical specimens from a Department of Ophthalmology in Portugal; moreover, it also includes an extensive review of global epidemiological data about ophthalmic surgical specimens. PMID: 29279073 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Metabolic Activity in the Visceral and Subcutaneous Adipose Tissues by FDG-PET/CT in Obese Patients.
Authors: Monteiro AM, Ferreira G, Duarte H Abstract INTRODUCTION: The emerging role of the 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography in the study of the metabolic activity and inflammation in adipose tissue indicates that it might be a reliable tool to complement the risk stratification in obesity. The aims of this study were the evaluation of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake by visceral adipose tissues and subcutaneous adipose tissues and to determine eventual differences in patients with and without obesity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study of adult patients ...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Pregnancy after Breast Cancer: State of the Art].
Authors: Guedes H, Figueiredo Dias M Abstract Breast cancer survivors have given rise to several issues of major relevance from a clinical and scientific point of view. In fact, breast cancer is the most prevalent malignancy in women of reproductive age. The effect of pregnancy on overall survival and in the recurrence after treatment of breast cancer, as well as the questions related to heredity continue to be matter of the highest timeliness and scientific interest. Most recent studies seem to agree in admitting that pregnancy after breast cancer appears to be potentially safe to both the women and her offspring,...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Symptomatic Hyponatremia after Bowel Preparation: Report of Two Cases and Literature Review.
CONCLUSION: In patients at risk (patient> 65 years old, patients taking thiazide diuretics, angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors, beta-blockers and antidepressants and with previous gastrectomy) we recommend macrogol-based solutions. PMID: 29279076 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Platypnea-Orthodeoxia Syndrome After Complicated Cholecystectomy: An Unsuspected Diagnosis.
Authors: Queirós C, Francisco E, Almeida J Abstract A 65-year-old woman with no significant prior medical history presented, in the postoperative course of a complicated cholecystectomy, several episodes of arterial desaturation. Pulmonary embolism was repeatedly suspected, but there was no evidence of pulmonary thrombus on the chest computed tomography angiographies obtained. As these episodes were mainly induced by postural changes, a platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome was suspected. A transthoracic echocardiogram was performed and revealed a patent foramen ovale. A transesophageal echocard...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Isolated Polycystic Liver Disease].
Authors: Costa RS, Gonçalves B, Rebelo AI PMID: 29279078 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Pneumatosis Cystoides Intestinalis: An Unexpected Cause of Duodenal Nodules.
Authors: Morais R, Albuquerque A, Macedo G PMID: 29279079 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 28, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Fresh Wind at Acta M édica Portuguesa].
[Fresh Wind at Acta Médica Portuguesa]. Acta Med Port. 2017 Oct 31;30(10):667-668 Authors: Villanueva T PMID: 29268057 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Atopic Dermatitis: The New Therapeutic Revolution in Dermatology.
Authors: Torres T PMID: 29268058 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Analysis of the Cochrane Review: Omega-3 Fatty Acids for the Treatment of Dementia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016;4:CD009002.]
Authors: Cordeiro Sousa D, Ferreira Dos Santos G, Costa J, Vaz-Carneiro A Abstract Dietary supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids from fish and plant sources is commonly prescribed as a non-farmacological alternative to improve brain functions and slow down the progression of dementia. This use is mostly based on findings of preclinical studies which established the role of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the development and integrity of the brain, as well as epidemiological research that found evidence of malnutrition in patients with dementia. This Cochrane systematic review included thre...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[In the Child's Best Interest: The Contribution of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry].
CONCLUSION: With this study it was possible to reflect on the authors forensic practice, in order to develop a closer partnership with the courts to promote the real 'best interests' of children/adolescents and their families. PMID: 29268060 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Pain Management, Local Infection, Satisfaction, Adverse Effects and Residual Pain after Major Open Abdominal Surgery: Epidural versus Continuous Wound Infusion (PAMA Trial)].
Authors: Araújo R, PAMA Trial Abstract INTRODUCTION: The Management of postoperative pain after abdominal surgery is a major challenge to the anesthesiologist. The optimization of postoperative analgesia improves prognosis contributing also to patient satisfaction and reducing morbidity and mortality. The aim of this randomized control study is to perform the comparative analysis in terms of effectiveness of an unconventional and still poorly technique implemented, continuous wound infusion, and the currently most applied and gold standard technique, epidural analgesia, in the postoperative period after abdo...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Reliability, Stability and Validity of the Brazilian Adaptation of the Oliveira Questionnaire on Low Back Pain in Young People.
CONCLUSIONS: The Brazilian version of the Oliveira questionnaire on low back pain in young people showed valid and reliable cultural adaptation, with good reliability and stability. PMID: 29268062 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Medical Training Experience and Expectations Regarding Future Medical Practice of Medical Students at the University of Cape Verde.
CONCLUSION: Cape Verde is pursuing a bold strategy to deal with a shortage of medical doctors. The problems experienced by medical students provide an important insight to help the new medical school to provide a better learning environment for students. The fact that students are not sure about their future area of specialization is an opportunity to guide them towards the areas of the health system with pressing needs. The current feminization of the medical workforce will be sustained with the profile of the present intake, hence the need to take this into account in workforce planning. PMID: 292...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[The Experience of a Protocol for the Management of Pediatric Minor Head Injury: A Three Years Longitudinal Study].
Authors: Matias J, Almeida S, Ferrito S, Queiroz AM, Dias Alves A, Tavares A, Amorim A, Calhau P, Saraiva de Melo I Abstract INTRODUCTION: Head injury is common in children, with mostly being minor and not resulting in intracranial injury. Computerized tomography head scan is the preferred exam, but implies exposure to radiation; the indications for computerized tomography head scan in minor injuries are not consensual. An expectant approach is a good option in most cases. The aim was to compare the patients hospitalized and subjected to computerized tomography head scan with patients hospitalized but not subjected...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Stapedo-Vestibular Ankylosis: Retrospective Study of Five Cases in S ão Tomé e Príncipe].
CONCLUSION: Even if not common, otosclerosis cannot be disregarded as a possible cause for conductive hearing loss among the population of São Tomé and Principe. PMID: 29268065 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus].
Authors: Tavares Bello C, Capitão RM, Sequeira Duarte J, Azinheira J, Vasconcelos C Abstract INTRODUCTION: Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a common disease, affecting up to 13.1% of the Portuguese population. In addition to the known micro and macrovascular complications, drug side effects constitute a major concern, leading to changes in the treatment guidelines, which favor safety over efficacy. Metformin is the first-line pharmacological treatment for most patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus; however, it has been associated with vitamin B12 deficiency in up to 30% of treated patients. The authors describe ...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Partial Red Blood Cell Exchange in Children and Young Patients with Sickle Cell Disease: Manual Versus Automated Procedure.
Authors: Escobar C, Moniz M, Nunes P, Abadesso C, Ferreira T, Barra A, Lichtner A, Loureiro H, Dias A, Almeida H Abstract INTRODUCTION: The benefits of manual versus automated red blood cell exchange have rarely been documented and studies in young sickle cell disease patients are scarce. We aim to describe and compare our experience in these two procedures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Young patients (≤ 21 years old) who underwent manual- or automated-red blood cell exchange for prevention or treatment of sickle cell disease complications were included. Clinical, technical and hematological data were pro...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Building a Maternal and Newborn Care Training Programme for Health-Care Professionals in Guinea-Bissau.
CONCLUSION: Our results warrant further development and evaluation of training programmes on maternal and neonatal care in Guinea-Bissau. PMID: 29268068 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Premature Atherosclerosis in HIV-Infected Pediatric Patients: Literature Review and Clinical Approach].
Authors: Martins P, Castela E, Rocha G, Sena C, Seiça R Abstract Human immunodeficiency virus infected children and adolescents are a pediatric group with increased risk of premature cardiovascular disease. The virus itself, the antiretroviral therapy and the lifestyle establish a complex interplay of factors that promotes an accelerated atherosclerosis. This process is probably mediated by dyslipidaemia, dysregulation of glucose metabolism, lipodystrophy, inflammation, endothelial dysfunction and a prothrombotic state. The clinical approach to this population in terms of cardiovascular prevention is mainly ...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Hepatic Angiosarcoma Masquerading as Hemangioma: A Challenging Differential Diagnosis.
We describe the case of a previously healthy 46-year-old female without a history of exposure to carcinogens who presented with abdominal pain for two months. Diagnostic work-up revealed elevated gamma-glutamyl transferase and lactate dehydrogenase levels. Abdominal ultrasound described a large nodular lesion in the right lobe of the liver described as a hemangioma. One month later, a computed tomography-scan was made and revealed the same lesion, which had grown from 13.5 to 20 cm, maintaining typical imaging characteristics of a hemangioma. A right hepatectomy was performed and pathology revealed...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Methemoglobinemia After Paracetamol Ingestion: A Case Report.
Authors: Queirós C, Salvador P, Ventura A, Lopes D Abstract Methemoglobinemia is a potentially fatal condition, mainly acquired after intoxication by certain drugs. To this date, only three cases associated with paracetamol have been reported. This case report describes a patient with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease undergoing hemodialysis who was self-medicated with acetaminophen for seven days (at a daily dose of 3 g); the patient went to the hospital after noticing the appearance of a diffuse brownish skin tone, without other symptoms. Arterial blood analysis revealed an i...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Met ástase Vulvar do Carcinoma de Células Escamosas do Colo do Útero.
Metástase Vulvar do Carcinoma de Células Escamosas do Colo do Útero. Acta Med Port. 2017 Oct 31;30(10):757 Authors: Moreira-Barros J, Huang KG PMID: 29268072 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Neonatal Morbidity and Gestational Diabetes: Coincidence or Consequence of the 2011 Protocol].
CONCLUSION: To analyse national data will be fundamental to understand this unexpected increase in morbidity. PMID: 29025524 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - October 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Translation and Validation of the FOUR Scale for Children and its Use as Outcome Predictor: A Pilot Study].
CONCLUSION: The FOUR scale can be applied in patients admitted with impaired consciousness in Pediatric Intensive Care Units. We think that a multicenter study would be very beneficial for confirming and generalizing these results. PMID: 29025525 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - October 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Hospital-Acquired Urinary Tract Infections: Results of a Cohort Study Performed in an Internal Medicine Department.
CONCLUSION: The high rate of catheter associated urinary tract infection that occurred in the absence of bladder placement indication reinforces the need to implement prevention strategies that contemplate the reduction of its use. Emergency departments should be part of quality improvement projects in this area. Causes for the early onset of catheter associated urinary tract infection in this cohort should be investigated. PMID: 29025526 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - October 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Being a Mother After 35 Years: Will it be Different?]
This study aims to examine the relationship between advanced maternal age and their maternal and fetal consequences, as well as maternal perception of the risk of pregnancy after 35 years old. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Observational, retrospective and comparative study, between two groups: advanced maternal age group (aged ≥ 35 years) and non-advanced maternal age group (age
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - October 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Evaluation of the Function and Quality of Life after Total Hip Arthroplasty by Different Approaches].
CONCLUSION: After 24 months post total hip arthroplasty there are no differences between the two approaches with regard to function or quality of life. However, the patients operated by the anterolateral approach had greater muscle strength deficits and higher percentage of positive Trendelenburg test. PMID: 29025528 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - October 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Volume or Value? The Role of the Radiologist in Managing Radiological Exams].
CONCLUSION: The radiologist can better manage the required radiological examinations, effectively screening within a multidisciplinary team environment, promoting the development and supporting the respect of guidelines, and potentially reducing requests through opinions or second opinions. PMID: 29025529 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - October 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Intensive Follow-Up After Curative Surgery for Colorectal Cancer.
Authors: Rodrigues RV, Pereira da Silva J, Rosa I, Santos I, Pereira N, Soares C, Pereira AD Abstract INTRODUCTION: The purpose of postoperative surveillance programs after curative treatment for colorectal cancer is to detect asymptomatic recurrences with the premise that an important rate will be eligible for curative resection, improving overall survival. We have implemented a surveillance program for patients with colorectal cancer, stages II-III, with periodic clinical, carcinoembryonic antigen and cancer antigen-19-9 assessment, computed tomography and colonoscopy. The aim of this study was to ...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - October 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Endocrinology in Portugal - Census 2016. Board of the Portuguese College of Endocrinology and Nutrition of the Portuguese Medical Association].
CONCLUSION: In recent years, the number of residents has significantly increased, which will make it possible to correct this situation. PMID: 29025531 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - October 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Conflict of Interest Disclosure in a Top-Tier Portuguese Medical Journal.
CONCLUSION: The lack of concordance between self-reported conflicts of interest and payments found in the database raises concerns about incomplete disclosure. PMID: 29025532 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - October 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Negative βhCG and Molar Pregnancy: The Hook Effect.
We describe a case referred as a degenerating fibroid, with a negative urinary pregnancy test. Transvaginal ultrasound was highly suggestive of molar pregnancy, which was confirmed with a quantitative βhCG test, allowing for timely treatment. The importance of a high index of suspicion for this pathology is tremendous to avoid the devastating consequences of a delayed diagnosis. PMID: 29025533 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - October 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Endovascular Treatment of a Gastroduodenal Artery Pseudoaneurysm Rupture after a Car Accident].
Authors: Dutra S, Gomes FV, Bilhim T, Coimbra É Abstract The authors present a case of a 39-year-old man with alcoholic chronic pancreatitis that was admitted in the emergency department after a car accident, complaining of abdominal pain and looking pale. The patient was hemodinamically unstable, requiring blood transfusions. He underwent computed tomography angiogram of the abdomen and pelvis, showing a pseudoaneurysm of the gastroduodenal artery and a hemoperitoneum. He was referred to our interventional radiology unit and submitted to endovascular treatment, consisting of 'backdoor' and 'frontdoor' embol...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - October 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Umbilical Cord Hemangioma with Pseudocyst: An Exceptional Finding.
Authors: Rocha A, Rodrigues MC, Braga J PMID: 29025535 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - October 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Foreign Bodies in Pediatrics: A Case to Say "Hello Kitty".
Foreign Bodies in Pediatrics: A Case to Say "Hello Kitty". Acta Med Port. 2017 Sep 29;30(9):663 Authors: Rodrigues M, Abreu L PMID: 29025536 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - October 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: Medication-Overuse Headache is Common in Portuguese Migraineurs.
Authors: Duarte Mendonça M, Caetano A, Salavisa M, Viana-Baptista M, Miguel R, Pinto M, Barbosa R, Ladeira F, Sá F, Pelejão R, CHLO Headache Study Group: PMID: 29025537 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - October 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: Maternally Inherited Diabetes and Deafness is Not Only Biorgan but Multiorgan.
Authors: Finsterer J, Zarrouk-Mahjoub S PMID: 29025538 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - October 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Analysis of the Cochrane Review: Anti-vascular Endothelial Growth Factor for Prevention of Postoperative Vitreous Cavity Hemorrhage after Vitrectomy for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015;8:CD008214.]
Authors: Sousa DC, Leal I, Costa J, Vaz-Carneiro A Abstract Postoperative vitreous hemorrhage is a complication following vitrectomy for proliferative diabetic retinopathy, delaying visual recovery and making fundus examination and disease follow-up more difficult. Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor drugs such as bevacizumab, when injected in the vitreous cavity, reduce vascular proliferation and their use has been proposed to reduce the incidence of postoperative vitreous hemorrhage. The authors of this Cochrane systematic review evaluated all randomized controlled trials on the pre- or intraoperative use of ...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa: The Importance of Disease Progression in the Prognosis.
CONCLUSION: Our results support the idea that illness duration has an important role on the outcome and prognostic features of these patients. PMID: 28926324 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

[Epidemiology of Internet Use by an Adolescent Population and its Relation with Sleep Habits].
The objectives of this study were to assess and characterize Internet use in adolescence, determine Internet addiction and clarify its association with sleep disorders and excessive daytime sleepiness. MATERIAL AND METHODS: It was performed an observational, cross sectional and community-based study. The target were students attending 7th and 8th grades, to whom was applied an online self-report questionnaire to assess sociodemographic features, Internet use, Internet dependence, sleep characteristics and excessive daytime sleepiness. RESULTS: A total of 727 adolescents were included with a mean age 13 ± 0.9...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Prevalence of Hepatitis A Virus Antibody in Portuguese Travelers: A New Paradigm.
CONCLUSION: Across age groups there is a trend towards lower prevalence of hepatitis A virus antibody, in particular among youngsters, when compared with older Portuguese studies. PMID: 28926326 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

Long-Term Outcomes of the Calcaneo-Stop Procedure in the Treatment of Flexible Flatfoot in Children: A Retrospective Study.
CONCLUSION: Larger, prospective, controlled studies are required to better evaluate the long-term success of this procedure. PMID: 28926327 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research