Digital Mucous Cyst: An Unusual Presentation of Osteoarthritis
Acta Med Port. 2022 Jan 19. doi: 10.20344/amp.16321. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35045277 | DOI:10.20344/amp.16321 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 19, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jorge Silva Catarina Pinto Lu ís Amorim-Alves Source Type: research

Trapped Lung from Calcified Fibrothorax
Acta Med Port. 2022 Jan 17. doi: 10.20344/amp.11641. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35039135 | DOI:10.20344/amp.11641 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 18, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mariana Barosa Miguel Trindade Ricardo Marques Source Type: research

Department of Internal Medicine. University Hospital of Patras. Patras
CONCLUSION: High flow nasal oxygen is an established option for respiratory support in COVID-19 patients. Further investigation is required to quantify its efficacy and utility in preventing the requirement of invasive ventilation.PMID:35029527 | DOI:10.20344/amp.16686 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 14, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Themistoklis Paraskevas Eleousa Oikonomou Maria Lagadinou Vasileios Karamouzos Nikolaos Zareifopoulos Despoina Spyropoulou Dimitrios Velissaris Source Type: research

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for Human Immunodeficiency Virus in the Medical Curricula in Portugal: A Cross-Sectional Analysis
CONCLUSION: The differences between Medical Schools could be harmonized through changes in the medical curricula that would allow this topic to be addressed more often.PMID:35021038 | DOI:10.20344/amp.15446 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 12, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Francisco Duarte Nuno Rua David Gomes Vasco Ricoca Peixoto Daniela Azevedo Duarte Gra ça In ês Teixeira In ês Fernandes Jo ão Frutuoso Margarida Carvalho Maria Redondo Alexandre Silva Ana Faria Ana Lopes Filipe Varino Joana Gomes Marco Tomaz Vasco Fig Source Type: research

A Multidisciplinary Approach to the First Autochthonous Case of Tularemia Reported in Portugal
Acta Med Port. 2022 Jan 11. doi: 10.20344/amp.15790. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTFrancisella tularensis, a Gram-negative coccobacillus, is a highly virulent pathogen responsible for several zoonotic outbreaks in Europe in the last few decades. The authors report the case of a 46-year-old male who developed fever, myalgias and headache a week after having contact with animal feed contaminated by rodents. Serological tests were positive for Francisella tularensis. This first case of autochthonous tularemia in Portugal led to an intensive investigation involving several healthcare services and national governmental authorit...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 11, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Fl ávia Cunha Isabel Lopes de Carvalho Carolina Torres Raquel Gon çalves Source Type: research

Desmoid-Type Fibromatosis in a Young Male
Acta Med Port. 2022 Jan 10. doi: 10.20344/amp.16083. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35006067 | DOI:10.20344/amp.16083 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 10, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ana Torres Rebelo Joana Monteiro Miguel Henriques Abreu Source Type: research

Pediatric Tuberculosis: 12 Years of Experience in a Tertiary Referral Center in Portugal
We report 145 patients, average of 12 cases/year, with an increase in the last three years. Median age of 12.9 years, 42.8% born in Portuguese-speaking African countries and 20% had a chronic disease. The diagnosis was pulmonary tuberculosis in 52.4% (n = 76) and extrapulmonary tuberculosis in 47.6%: lymphatic (n = 26), skeletal (n = 15), miliary (n = 8), meningeal (n = 7), peritoneal/ intestinal (n = 6), pleural (n = 4), renal (n = 1), cutaneous (n = 1), thoracic wall (n = 1) and salivary glands (n = 1). The tuberculin test was positive in 78/99 (78.8%) and Interferon Gamma Release Assay in 61/90 (67.8%). In 20.7% (n = 30...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 6, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Madalena Borges Ana Paula Rocha Carlota Veiga de Macedo Tiago Milheiro Silva Catarina Gouveia Flora Candeias Maria Jo ão Brito Source Type: research

The Importance of Indoor Air Quality in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Acta Med Port. 2021 Dec 2;34(12):805-806. doi: 10.20344/amp.17437. Epub 2021 Dec 2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34989668 | DOI:10.20344/amp.17437 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 6, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Manuel Gameiro da Silva Source Type: research

Primary Health Care Follow-up of Patients with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: Are We Ready?
Acta Med Port. 2021 Dec 2;34(12):883-884. doi: 10.20344/amp.16446. Epub 2021 Dec 2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34989669 | DOI:10.20344/amp.16446 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 6, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ana Catarina Oliveira Patr ícia Fino Vera Fernandes Ana Margarida Monteiro Source Type: research

Analysis of the Cochrane Review: Antiplatelet Agents for Preventing Pre-Eclampsia and Its Complications. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019;10:CD004659.
Acta Med Port. 2021 Dec 2;34(12):810-814. doi: 10.20344/amp.15995. Epub 2021 Dec 2.ABSTRACTPre-eclampsia is associated with deficient intravascular production of prostacyclin, a vasodilator, and excessive production of thromboxane, a vasoconstrictor and stimulant of platelet aggregation. These observations led to the hypotheses that antiplatelet agents, low-dose aspirin in particular, might prevent or delay development of pre-eclampsia. This Cochrane review aimed to assess the effectiveness and safety of antiplatelet agents, such as aspirin and dipyridamole, when given to women at risk of developing preeclampsia. A systema...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 6, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Catarina Reis de Carvalho Miguel Bigotte Vieira Jo ão Costa Ant ónio Vaz Carneiro Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Diseases in People with Severe Mental Illness: The Importance of Diagnosis
Acta Med Port. 2021 Dec 2;34(12):882. doi: 10.20344/amp.17103. Epub 2021 Dec 2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34989671 | DOI:10.20344/amp.17103 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 6, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Marta Bernardo Source Type: research

Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Link Between Primary and Secondary Health Care
Acta Med Port. 2021 Dec 2;34(12):884. doi: 10.20344/amp.17382. Epub 2021 Dec 2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34989672 | DOI:10.20344/amp.17382 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 6, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tatiana Almeida Source Type: research

Pediatric Tuberculosis: 12 Years of Experience in a Tertiary Referral Center in Portugal
We report 145 patients, average of 12 cases/year, with an increase in the last three years. Median age of 12.9 years, 42.8% born in Portuguese-speaking African countries and 20% had a chronic disease. The diagnosis was pulmonary tuberculosis in 52.4% (n = 76) and extrapulmonary tuberculosis in 47.6%: lymphatic (n = 26), skeletal (n = 15), miliary (n = 8), meningeal (n = 7), peritoneal/ intestinal (n = 6), pleural (n = 4), renal (n = 1), cutaneous (n = 1), thoracic wall (n = 1) and salivary glands (n = 1). The tuberculin test was positive in 78/99 (78.8%) and Interferon Gamma Release Assay in 61/90 (67.8%). In 20.7% (n = 30...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 6, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Madalena Borges Ana Paula Rocha Carlota Veiga de Macedo Tiago Milheiro Silva Catarina Gouveia Flora Candeias Maria Jo ão Brito Source Type: research

The Importance of Indoor Air Quality in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Acta Med Port. 2021 Dec 2;34(12):805-806. doi: 10.20344/amp.17437. Epub 2021 Dec 2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34989668 | DOI:10.20344/amp.17437 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 6, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Manuel Gameiro da Silva Source Type: research

Primary Health Care Follow-up of Patients with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: Are We Ready?
Acta Med Port. 2021 Dec 2;34(12):883-884. doi: 10.20344/amp.16446. Epub 2021 Dec 2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34989669 | DOI:10.20344/amp.16446 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 6, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ana Catarina Oliveira Patr ícia Fino Vera Fernandes Ana Margarida Monteiro Source Type: research

Analysis of the Cochrane Review: Antiplatelet Agents for Preventing Pre-Eclampsia and Its Complications. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019;10:CD004659.
Acta Med Port. 2021 Dec 2;34(12):810-814. doi: 10.20344/amp.15995. Epub 2021 Dec 2.ABSTRACTPre-eclampsia is associated with deficient intravascular production of prostacyclin, a vasodilator, and excessive production of thromboxane, a vasoconstrictor and stimulant of platelet aggregation. These observations led to the hypotheses that antiplatelet agents, low-dose aspirin in particular, might prevent or delay development of pre-eclampsia. This Cochrane review aimed to assess the effectiveness and safety of antiplatelet agents, such as aspirin and dipyridamole, when given to women at risk of developing preeclampsia. A systema...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 6, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Catarina Reis de Carvalho Miguel Bigotte Vieira Jo ão Costa Ant ónio Vaz Carneiro Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Diseases in People with Severe Mental Illness: The Importance of Diagnosis
Acta Med Port. 2021 Dec 2;34(12):882. doi: 10.20344/amp.17103. Epub 2021 Dec 2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34989671 | DOI:10.20344/amp.17103 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 6, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Marta Bernardo Source Type: research

Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Link Between Primary and Secondary Health Care
Acta Med Port. 2021 Dec 2;34(12):884. doi: 10.20344/amp.17382. Epub 2021 Dec 2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34989672 | DOI:10.20344/amp.17382 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 6, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tatiana Almeida Source Type: research

Mental Health in Primary Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities in the Context of a Pandemic
Acta Med Port. 2021 Oct 1;34(10):647-649. doi: 10.20344/amp.15911.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34984968 | DOI:10.20344/amp.15911 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Margarida Albuquerque Raquel Baptista Leite Beatriz Oliveira Pinto Jo ão Nunes Pires V ítor Trindade Pedrosa Ana Paes Vasconcellos Joaquim Gago Source Type: research

Characteristics of Newborns from Mothers with SARS-CoV-2 Infection in a Portuguese Hospital
CONCLUSION: This study supports other published articles regarding maternal and neonatal outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 infected pregnant women, including the absence of short-term adverse outcomes with rooming-in and breastfeeding.PMID:34984969 | DOI:10.20344/amp.16180 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Marta Ferreira Catarina Garcia Rosalina Barroso Source Type: research

Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism in Psychiatric Inpatients
Acta Med Port. 2021 Oct 1;34(10):715-716. doi: 10.20344/amp.16944.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34984970 | DOI:10.20344/amp.16944 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: S ónia Pereira Jo ão Simas Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: In this study, we have confirmed that the number of issued surgery vouchers increased after the administrative reduction of maximum waiting times in 2018 and that the rate of transfer refusals has been increasing since 2016 and has remained above 55% from the third trimester of 2018 onwards. Some of the factors for which we obtained a positive association with refusal are age, inpatient surgery (compared to ambulatory) and Orthopaedics (compared to General Surgery).PMID:34984971 | DOI:10.20344/amp.15357 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Salom é Cruz Carlota Quintal Patr ícia Antunes Source Type: research

Annual Breast Cancer Screening Beginning at Age 40: Why Should Portugal Choose Wisely?
Acta Med Port. 2021 Nov 2;34(11):717-720. doi: 10.20344/amp.16601. Epub 2021 Nov 2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34986081 | DOI:10.20344/amp.16601 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Carlos Francisco Silva Elisa Melo Abreu Jos é Carlos Marques Kara-Lee Pool Source Type: research

Rethinking the Choosing Wisely Portugal Recommendation on Breast Cancer Screening
Acta Med Port. 2021 Nov 2;34(11):721-723. doi: 10.20344/amp.16849. Epub 2021 Nov 2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34986082 | DOI:10.20344/amp.16849 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Bruno Heleno Catarina Viegas Dias Clarisse Martinho Nuno Jacinto Lu ís Cadinha Paulo Santos Source Type: research

Urinary Incontinence in Women Who Practice Recreational Exercise: A Cross-Sectional Study
Acta Med Port. 2021 Nov 2;34(11):724-732. doi: 10.20344/amp.14004. Epub 2021 Nov 2.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: Urinary incontinence affects up to one third of women in Portugal. Exercise can be a precipitating/aggravating factor but also protective, if appropriate. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of urinary incontinence in women who practice recreational exercise, to assess its relationship with the type of exercise and other coexisting risk factors, and assess whether the topic is addressed in gyms.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study using self-reported questionnaires in gyms in Porto and Vila Nova...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Maria Francisca Silva Rui Prado Costa Carla Maria Oliveira Susana Moreira Source Type: research

The Impact of COVID-19 in Older People in Portugal: Results from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement (SHARE)
CONCLUSION: In conclusion, a COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the elderly population, particularly regarding their mental health.PMID:34986084 | DOI:10.20344/amp.16209 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Filipa Novais Catarina Cordeiro Pedro C âmara Pestana Beatriz C ôrte-Real Teresa Reynolds Sousa Alice Delerue Matos Diogo Telles-Correia Source Type: research

Venomous Animals in the Portuguese Territory: Clinical Management of Bites and Stings
Acta Med Port. 2021 Nov 2;34(11):784-795. doi: 10.20344/amp.15589. Epub 2021 Nov 2.ABSTRACTThere are many native species of animals with the potential to cause severe disease in Portugal. Of the four clinically relevant snake species, the vipers (Vipera latastei and Vipera seoanei) are the most concerning. They can cause severe disease and require in-hospital management, monitoring and specific treatment, including the administration of anti-snake venom serum. The Malpolon monspessulanus and Macroprotodon brevis snakes cause mostly localized clinical manifestations, which do not require specific treatment. Only a minority ...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sofia R Valdoleiros In ês Correia Gonçalves Carolina Silva Diogo Guerra Lino Andr é Silva Fernando Mart ínez-Freiría F átima Rato Sandra Xar á Source Type: research

Intensive Care for COVID-19 Patients with Severe Mental Illness: A Call for Debate
Acta Med Port. 2021 Nov 2;34(11):797. doi: 10.20344/amp.17031. Epub 2021 Nov 2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34986086 | DOI:10.20344/amp.17031 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Diana Moura Nuno Vieira E Brito Ana Cabral Jo ão Gouveia Source Type: research

Some Artifacts Matter More Than Others
Acta Med Port. 2021 Nov 2;34(11):798-799. doi: 10.20344/amp.17056. Epub 2021 Nov 2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34986087 | DOI:10.20344/amp.17056 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Diogo Baptista Filipe Froes Source Type: research

The EU Digital COVID Certificate: Should We Differentiate Between Previously Infected and Fully Vaccinated People?
Acta Med Port. 2021 Nov 2;34(11):803-804. doi: 10.20344/amp.16830. Epub 2021 Nov 2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34986088 | DOI:10.20344/amp.16830 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jos é Gonçalo Marques Source Type: research

Training of Healthcare Professionals in Dealing with the Stigma of Mental Illness
Acta Med Port. 2021 Nov 2;34(11):801. doi: 10.20344/amp.17062. Epub 2021 Nov 2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34986089 | DOI:10.20344/amp.17062 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Miguel A Saavedra L ópez Ronald M Hern ández Xiomara M Calle-Ramirez Source Type: research

Raising Awareness about Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder
Acta Med Port. 2021 Nov 2;34(11):802-803. doi: 10.20344/amp.16728. Epub 2021 Nov 2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34986090 | DOI:10.20344/amp.16728 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tom ás Teodoro Jos é Salgado Source Type: research

Burden and Trends of Severe Rotavirus Infections and Allcause Acute Gastroenteritis Hospital Episodes in Children Under Five Years Old in Mainland Portugal
CONCLUSION: Rotavirus and acute gastroenteritis hospital episodes in children under five years old in mainland Portugal represent an important health and economic burden. In the future, monitoring this burden and these trends in relation with rotavirus vaccine coverage could be useful in order to assess the impact of the vaccination programme on the change in hospital episodes.PMID:34978977 | DOI:10.20344/amp.15706 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 3, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: H éloïse Lucaccioni Rita S á Machado Source Type: research

To How Much Noise Are We Exposing Hospitalized Elderly Patients During Sleep?
Acta Med Port. 2021 Oct 1;34(10):711-712. doi: 10.20344/amp.16353. Epub 2021 Oct 1.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34978978 | DOI:10.20344/amp.16353 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 3, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mariana Alves Catarina T ávora Jo ão Freitas Silva Nayive Gomez Teresa Fonseca Source Type: research

Human Rabies: Optimization of Prevention and Paths Towards the Cure
CONCLUSION: The development of new and more effective therapeutic and prophylactic approaches is a goal not yet achieved and relies on a better understanding of the disease pathophysiology.PMID:34978979 | DOI:10.20344/amp.10657 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 3, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Paulo Concei ção C ândida Abreu Source Type: research

Revisiting the Concepts of Secondary Schizophrenia and Pseudoschizophrenia
Acta Med Port. 2021 Nov 2;34(11):796. doi: 10.20344/amp.16805. Epub 2021 Nov 2.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34978980 | DOI:10.20344/amp.16805 (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - January 3, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jo ão Gama Marques Source Type: research

Sarcoid Granulomas Over Scars: Beyond Sarcoidosis
We present a woman with erythematoviolaceous papulonodular lesions located on the ears where piercings were placed. A skin biopsy showing an infiltrate of sarcoid and focal tuberculoid granulomas did not exclude sarcoidosis. There was a slight increase in the level of angiotensin-converting enzyme. Systemic involvement due to sarcoidosis was excluded. Epicutaneous tests performed revealed a strong positive reaction to palladium and nickel, supporting the diagnosis of granulomatous contact dermatitis. There are only a few reports of granulomatous contact dermatitis to palladium with piercings as the source of sensitization....
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - December 6, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Francisca Morgado Mariana Batista Jos é Carlos Cardoso Margarida Gon çalo Source Type: research