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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926944/targeting-neutrophils-to-prevent-malaria-associated-acute-lung-injury-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-mice
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Michelle K Sercundes, Luana S Ortolan, Daniela Debone, Paulo V Soeiro-Pereira, Eliane Gomes, Elizabeth H Aitken, Antonio Condino Neto, Momtchilo Russo, Maria R D' Império Lima, José M Alvarez, Silvia Portugal, Claudio R F Marinho, Sabrina Epiphanio
Malaria remains one of the greatest burdens to global health, causing nearly 500,000 deaths in 2014. When manifesting in the lungs, severe malaria causes acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS). We have previously shown that a proportion of DBA/2 mice infected with Plasmodium berghei ANKA (PbA) develop ALI/ARDS and that these mice recapitulate various aspects of the human syndrome, such as pulmonary edema, hemorrhaging, pleural effusion and hypoxemia. Herein, we investigated the role of neutrophils in the pathogenesis of malaria-associated ALI/ARDS...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925492/antibacterial-antioxidant-and-anti-proliferative-properties-and-zinc-content-of-five-south-portugal-herbs
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Ricardo Nunes, Pawel Pasko, Malgorzata Tyszka-Czochara, Agnieszka Szewczyk, Marek Szlosarczyk, Isabel S Carvalho
CONTEXT: Crataegus monogyna L. (Rosaceae) (CM), Equisetum telmateia L. (Equisataceae) (ET), Geranium purpureum Vil. (Geraniaceae) (GP), Mentha suaveolens Ehrh. (Lamiaceae) (MS), and Lavandula stoechas L. spp. luisieri (Lamiaceae) (LS) are all medicinal. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the antioxidant, antiproliferative and antimicrobial activities of plant extracts and quantify individual phenolics and zinc. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Aerial part extracts were prepared with water (W), ethanol (E) and an 80% mixture (80EW)...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925131/-social-and-ethical-criteria-for-prioritizing-patients-a-survey-of-students-and-health-professionals-in-portugal
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Micaela Moreira Pinho
This qualitative/quantitative study examines the ethical dilemma of microallocation of health resources. It seeks to identify and compare the opinion of two groups in Portuguese society - students and health professionals - on the importance of personal characteristics of patients at the moment of prioritizing them and if the choices can be explained by bioethical references of a utilitarian or deontological nature. Data were collected by means of a questionnaire administered to a sample of 180 students and 60 health professionals...
December 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925101/politicy-of-care-in-the-criticism-towards-gender-stereotypes
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Maria Raquel Gomes Maia Pires, Rosa Maria Godoy Serpa da Fonseca, Beatriz Padilla
Objectives: analyze gender inequalities among Brazilian women in Portugal and in contemporary nursing based on care politicity in the light of gender; disclose oppression of the female produced by the stereotypes that look upon women as natural caregivers; point out politicity to deconstruct gender stereotypes. Method: theoretical reflection with narrative review of literature to analyze classic references in the feminist epistemology combined with the care politicity thesis...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923547/a-case-study-of-packaging-waste-collection-systems-in-portugal-part-ii-environmental-and-economic-analysis
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Ana Pires, João Sargedas, Mécia Miguel, Joaquim Pina, Graça Martinho
An understanding of the environmental impacts and costs related to waste collection is needed to ensure that existing waste collection schemes are the most appropriate with regard to both environment and cost. This paper is Part II of a three-part study of a mixed packaging waste collection system (curbside plus bring collection). Here, the mixed collection system is compared to an exclusive curbside system and an exclusive bring system. The scenarios were assessed using life cycle assessment and an assessment of costs to the waste management company...
December 3, 2016: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920516/impact-of-a-care-pathway-for-copd-on-adherence-to-guidelines-and-hospital-readmission-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Kris Vanhaecht, Cathy Lodewijckx, Walter Sermeus, Marc Decramer, Svin Deneckere, Fabrizio Leigheb, Paulo Boto, Seval Kul, Deborah Seys, Massimiliano Panella
PURPOSE: Current in-hospital management of exacerbations of COPD is suboptimal, and patient outcomes are poor. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate whether implementation of a care pathway (CP) for COPD improves the 6 months readmission rate. Secondary outcomes were the 30 days readmission rate, mortality, length of stay and adherence to guidelines. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An international cluster randomized controlled trial was performed in Belgium, Italy and Portugal...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920460/modulating-effect-of-cardiac-rehabilitation-on-autonomic-nervous-system-function-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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P Rio, T Pereira-Da-Silva, A Abreu, C Filipe, R Soares, G Portugal, T Alves, S Silva, I Mimoso, R Cruz Ferreira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919233/sexual-health-questions-included-in-the-health-behaviour-in-school-aged-children-hbsc-study-an-international-methodological-pilot-investigation
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Honor Young, András Költő, Marta Reis, Elizabeth M Saewyc, Nathalie Moreau, Lorraine Burke, Alina Cosma, Béat Windlin, Saoirse Nic Gabhainn, Emmanuelle Godeau
BACKGROUND: This paper describes the methodological developments of the sexual health items included in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study since their mandatory inclusion in the study in 2002. The current methodological, ethical and pedagogical challenges in measuring young people's sexual health behaviours are discussed along with the issues associated with the sexual health items introduced to the HBSC study in 2002. The development and piloting of new cross-national items for use in the 2013/14 HBSC data collection are presented and discussed...
December 5, 2016: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918384/twelve-years-of-kawasaki-disease-in-portugal-epidemiology-in-hospitalized-children
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Fátima F Pinto, Sérgio Laranjo, Miguel Mota Carmo, Maria João Brito, Rui Cruz Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) became the leading cause of acquired heart disease in developed countries. Reported incidences vary worldwide, but it hasn't been established in Portugal. AIM: To describe the epidemiologic characteristics and estimate incidence rates of KD among hospitalized children in Portugal. METHODS: Descriptive, population-based study, using hospital discharge records with KD diagnosis, for patients <20 years selected from the Hospital Register database from 2000-2011...
November 30, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915087/genetically-unrelated-multidrug-and-carbapenem-resistant-citrobacter-freundii-detected-in-outpatients-admitted-to-a-portuguese-hospital
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Cátia Santos, Elmano Ramalheira, Gabriela Da Silva, Sónia Mendo
OBJECTIVES: Non-clonal, carbapenem- and multidrug-resistant Citrobacter freundii isolates were collected from unrelated outpatients admitted to a Portuguese hospital emergency department. One patient lived in a nursing home and was never hospitalised, whereas the other patient was repeatedly hospitalised in this hospital. The aim of this study was to unveil the molecular mechanisms associated with the carbapenem resistance of these isolates and to assess its potential dissemination. METHODS: Isolate identification was performed by VITEK(®)2 and was confirmed by 16S rDNA sequencing...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914240/hysterectomies-in-portugal-2000-2014-what-has-changed
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Inês Gante, Cláudia Medeiros-Borges, Fernanda Águas
OBJECTIVE: To describe conditions regarding hysterectomies during the past 15 years in Portugal. STUDY DESIGN: Nationwide retrospective study of women who underwent hysterectomy in Portuguese public hospitals in the period between 2000 and 2014. Patient data regarding hospital codes, geography, patient age, indications, operative techniques, associated procedures, complications, admission dates, discharge dates and 30-day postoperative readmissions were extracted from the national database with information regarding all public hospitals in Portugal...
November 21, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914158/causes-of-death-in-an-acute-psychiatric-inpatient-unit-of-a-portuguese-general-hospital
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Sofia Barbosa, Márcia Sequeira, Sara Castro, Rita Manso, Catarina Klut Câmara, Bruno Trancas, Nuno Borja-Santos, Teresa Maia
INTRODUCTION: Psychiatric patients are at increased risk of death from a number of natural and unnatural causes. This study examines the mortality causes of all psychiatric inpatients of an acute psychiatric unit at a general hospital in Portugal for sixteen years (1998 to 2013). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-one inpatients died at the inpatient unit between 1998 and 2013 (average 1.3 per year). A retrospective study through case-file review was carried to collect demographic characteristics, medical and psychiatry diagnosis...
August 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914155/-main-causes-of-occupational-allergic-contact-dermatitis-a-three-year-study-in-the-center-of-portugal
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Catarina Pestana, Raquel Gomes, Vítor Pinheiro, Miguel Gouveia, Isabel Antunes, Margarida Gonçalo
INTRODUCTION: Allergic contact dermatitis, along with irritant contact dermatitis and immediate contact reactions, contact urticarial, are the most frequent dermatological occupational disease, but seldom reported to the National authorities. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a 3-year retrospective study at the allergology section in the Dermatology Clinic of the University Hospital of Coimbra to evaluate the main occupations diagnosed as occupational allergic contact dermatitis, most common allergens and the effect of the modification of the work station in the evolution of the disease...
August 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914153/-pulmonary-embolism-in-portugal-epidemiology-and-in-hospital-mortality
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Miguel Gouveia, Luís Pinheiro, João Costa, Margarida Borges
INTRODUCTION: In Portugal, the epidemiology of acute pulmonary embolism is poorly understood. In this study, we sought to characterize the pulmonary embolism from the hospital data and evaluate its in-hospital mortality and respective prognostic factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study used diagnostic related groups data from National Health System hospitals from 2003 to 2013 and National Statistics Institute population data to establish the evolution of admissions with the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, their inhospital mortality rates and the population incidence rates...
August 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914152/pediatric-multiple-sclerosis-in-portugal-a-multicentre-study
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Ana Sofia Correia, Luís Augusto, Joana Meireles, Joana Pinto, Ana Paula Sousa
INTRODUCTION: Multiple sclerosis is most often diagnosed among young adults but less frequently it may present during childhood or adolescence. In Portugal, there has been only one previous single-center, pediatric multiple sclerosis study. The main objective was the evaluation of the demographic, clinical, laboratorial and neuroradiological characteristics of patients with pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis in Portugal. The secondary objectives were to compare the characteristics of childhood-onset multiple sclerosis and adolescent-onset multiple sclerosis and to characterize the treatments prescribed...
August 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913628/kinect-system-in-home-based-cardiovascular-rehabilitation
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Ágata Vieira, Joaquim Gabriel, Cristina Melo, Jorge Machado
Cardiovascular diseases lead to a high consumption of financial resources. An important part of the recovery process is the cardiovascular rehabilitation. This study aimed to present a new cardiovascular rehabilitation system to 11 outpatients with coronary artery disease from a Hospital in Porto, Portugal, later collecting their opinions. This system is based on a virtual reality game system, using the Kinect sensor while performing an exercise protocol which is integrated in a home-based cardiovascular rehabilitation programme, with a duration of 6 months and at the maintenance phase...
December 1, 2016: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911952/high-interannual-variability-in-connectivity-and-genetic-pool-of-a-temperate-clingfish-matches-oceanographic-transport-predictions
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Maria Klein, Sara Teixeira, Jorge Assis, Ester A Serrão, Emanuel J Gonçalves, Rita Borges
Adults of most marine benthic and demersal fish are site-attached, with the dispersal of their larval stages ensuring connectivity among populations. In this study we aimed to infer spatial and temporal variation in population connectivity and dispersal of a marine fish species, using genetic tools and comparing these with oceanographic transport. We focused on an intertidal rocky reef fish species, the shore clingfish Lepadogaster lepadogaster, along the southwest Iberian Peninsula, in 2011 and 2012. We predicted high levels of self-recruitment and distinct populations, due to short pelagic larval duration and because all its developmental stages have previously been found near adult habitats...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911184/clinical-practice-in-portuguese-sexology
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Violeta Alarcão, Sofia Ribeiro, Joana Almeida, Alain Giami
Few studies explore the clinicians' knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding sexuality, despite their role in the sexual health socialization process. This study focuses on Portuguese sexologists engaged into clinical practice. It aims to characterize sexologists' sex education and training and their clinical practices, including diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. This research followed the methodology of a survey undertaken in France as a part of the Euro-Sexo study. From the 91 obtained questionnaires, 51 (56%) were active in clinical practice...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910249/the-hla-a-b-and-drb1-polymorphism-in-a-large-dataset-of-south-brazil-bone-marrow-donors-from-rio-grande-do-sul
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J A Boquett, J M Nunes, S Buhler, M Z de Oliveira, L F Jobim, M Jobim, N J R Fagundes, L Schüler-Faccini, A Sanchez-Mazas
Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes are very informative in population genetics studies and their variability has been widely used to reconstruct the history of geographic and/or demographic expansions of human populations. The characterization of HLA diversity at the population level is also fundamental in clinical studies, particularly for bone marrow transplantation programs. In this study, we investigated the HLA molecular variation in Rio Grande do Sul, South Brazil, in order to identify possible regional differences across this state...
December 2, 2016: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908552/weight-following-birth-and-childhood-dietary-intake-a%C3%A2-prospective-cohort-study
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Maria João Fonseca, Catarina Durão, Carla Lopes, Ana Cristina Santos
OBJECTIVES: Unhealthy childhood dietary habits track through life and are independent and modifiable risk factors for disease. Therefore, it is essential to understand the factors involved. We aimed to evaluate the associations of birthweight (BW) and newborn weight change (NWC) during the first 96 h of life and childhood longitudinal weight trajectories with dietary intake at age 4. METHODS: As part of the Generation XXI birth cohort (G21), children were recruited in 2005 and 2006 at all public units providing obstetrical and neonatal care in Porto, Portugal...
January 2017: Nutrition
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