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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786539/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-the-13th-consensus-document-from-the-european-bifurcation-club
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Francesco Burzotta, Jens Flensted Lassen, Adrian P Banning, Thierry Lefèvre, David Hildick-Smith, Alaide Chieffo, Olivier Darremont, Manuel Pan, Yiannis S Chatzizisis, Remo Albiero, Yves Louvard, Goran Stankovic
The 2017 European Bifurcation Club (EBC) meeting was held in Porto (Portugal) and allowed a multidisciplinary international faculty to review and discuss the latest data collected in the field of coronary bifurcation interventions. In particular, the topic of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on left main coronary artery (LM) disease was highlighted as a contemporary priority. Herein, we summarise the key LM anatomy features, the diagnostic modalities and available data that are relevant for a patient's procedural management...
May 20, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781403/life-cycle-cost-as-basis-to-optimize-waste-collection-in-space-and-time-a-methodology-for-obtaining-a-detailed-cost-breakdown-structure
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Vitor Sousa, Celia Dias-Ferreira, João M Vaz, Inês Meireles
Extensive research has been carried out on waste collection costs mainly to differentiate costs of distinct waste streams and spatial optimization of waste collection services (e.g. routes, number, and location of waste facilities). However, waste collection managers also face the challenge of optimizing assets in time, for instance deciding when to replace and how to maintain, or which technological solution to adopt. These issues require a more detailed knowledge about the waste collection services' cost breakdown structure...
May 1, 2018: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779772/dissecting-whole-genome-sequencing-based-online-tools-for-predicting-resistance-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-can-we-use-them-for-clinical-decision-guidance
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Rita Macedo, Alexandra Nunes, Isabel Portugal, Sílvia Duarte, Luís Vieira, João Paulo Gomes
Whole-genome sequencing (WGS)-based bioinformatics platforms for the rapid prediction of resistance will soon be implemented in the Tuberculosis (TB) laboratory, but their accuracy assessment still needs to be strengthened. Here, we fully-sequenced a total of 54 multidrug-resistant (MDR) and five susceptible TB strains and performed, for the first time, a simultaneous evaluation of the major four free online platforms (TB Profiler, PhyResSE, Mykrobe Predictor and TGS-TB). Overall, the sensitivity of resistance prediction ranged from 84...
May 2018: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779090/8th-international-conference-on-tumor-microenvironment-lisbon-portugal-june-10-14-2018
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Pedro Baleia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2018: Cancer Microenvironment: Official Journal of the International Cancer Microenvironment Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777411/spatial-environmental-risk-evaluation-of-potential-toxic-elements-in-stream-sediments
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I M H R Antunes, M T D Albuquerque, N Roque
Potential toxic elements (PTE), in stream sediments, were used as contamination indicators for the definition of high-/low-grade spatial clusters in the Monfortinho area (Central Portugal). A set of 271 stream sediment samples was used for spatial modelling and further definition of rings of enrichment-high and low rings. A three-step multivariate statistical and geostatistical approach was used: (1) principal components analysis for PTE's association evaluation and dimensionality reduction; (2) ordinary kriging as an unbiased interpolator for content inference and construction of a continuous representation of the considered attributes, at any arbitrary spatial location; (3) G clustering algorithm for the definition of high and low significance clusters...
May 18, 2018: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773214/the-impact-of-sleep-quality-on-the-mental-health-of-a-non-clinical-population
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Karine Alexandra Del Rio João, Saul Neves de Jesus, Cláudia Carmo, Patrícia Pinto
INTRODUCTION: Sleep quality relates to mental health in clinical and non-clinical populations. However, there is more evidence of this relationship in clinical populations. Therefore, there is lack of evidence on how these variables relate and on which sociodemographic factors influence this relationship in non-clinical populations. In this study we hypothesize that in a non-clinical population sleep quality predicts mental health indicators and that age, country and gender moderate this relationship...
June 2018: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772464/factor-structure-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-body-appreciation-scale-2-among-adolescents-and-young-adults-in-danish-portuguese-and-swedish
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J E Lemoine, H Konradsen, A Lunde Jensen, C Roland-Lévy, P Ny, A Khalaf, S Torres
In recent years, the study of body image shifted from focusing on the negative aspects to a more extensive view of body image. The present study seeks to validate a measure of positive body image, the Body Appreciation Scale-2 (BAS-2; Tylka & Wood-Barcalow, 2015a) in Denmark, Portugal, and Sweden. Participants (N = 1012) were adolescents and young adults aged from 12 to 19. Confirmatory factor analyses confirmed the one-dimensional factor structure of the scale. Multi-group confirmatory factor analyses indicated that the scale was invariant across sex and country...
May 14, 2018: Body Image
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761919/serologic-evidence-for-schmallenberg-virus-circulation-at-high-altitude-central-portugal-2015-2016
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F Esteves, R Cruz, C Vasconcelos-Nóbrega, C Santos, A S Ferreira, T Petrovic, L Cardoso, A C Coelho, H Vala, M S J Nascimento, J R Mesquita
A few years after the initial 2011 large scale Schmallenberg virus (SBV) epidemic that affected Europe, a subsequent decrease in new SBV infections was observed presumably associated with natural substitution of previously exposed animals. In the present work, a 2-year prospective serosurvey was performed to evaluate SBV circulation in a population of sheep living at high altitude in the central region of Portugal and with restricted movement. Blood from a representative sample of 168 autochthonous sheep was collected in 2015 and again in 2016, and tested for the presence of anti-SBV IgG by ELISA...
May 15, 2018: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761148/mortality-associated-with-hepatobiliary-disease-in-portugal-between-2006-and-2012
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Manuel Coelho da Rocha, Rui T Marinho, Teresa Rodrigues
Introduction: Hepatobiliary disease is becoming a major public health problem, and recent data suggest that the burden of liver disease is higher than previously thought. Our aim was to quantify the mortality from hepatobiliary disease in Portugal and to compare this with the mortality related o other causes over a 7-year period (2006-2012). Materials and Methods: A statistical analysis of mortality data according to cause, sex, age, and region from the National Statistics Institute in Portugal was carried out...
April 2018: GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761144/the-burden-of-hepatobiliary-diseases-in-portugal-what-can-we-learn-from-mortality-data
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EDITORIAL
A Simão
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758905/spatial-and-temporal-distribution-of-microplastics-in-water-and-sediments-of-a-freshwater-system-antu%C3%A3-river-portugal
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M O Rodrigues, N Abrantes, F J M Gonçalves, H Nogueira, J C Marques, A M M Gonçalves
Microplastics (particles with a size<5mm), one of the most emerging aquatic pollutants, are of particular concern since they can reach high densities and interact with biotic and abiotic environment. The occurrence of microplastics in freshwater systems is less understood than in marine environment. Hence, the present study aims to provide new insights into microplastics abundances and distribution in Antuã River (Portugal) by applying the isolation method of wet peroxide oxidation with addition of zinc chloride to water and sediment samples collected in March and October 2016, in three sampling sites...
August 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752812/training-informal-caregivers-to-care-for-older-people-after-stroke-a-quasi-experimental-study
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Odete Araújo, Isabel Lage, José Cabrita, Laetitia Teixeira
AIMS: The present study aimed at evaluating whether training on practical skills involved in providing care reduces the burden experienced by informal caregivers and improves their general health condition. BACKGROUND: A substantial number of informal caregivers lack skills to deliver post-stroke assistance to older people after hospital discharge, which leads to burden situations as well as mental and physical health deterioration of the former. DESIGN: A quasi-experimental design...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752668/the-interaction-of-heavy-metals-and-metalloids-in-the-soil-plant-system-in-the-s%C3%A3-o-domingos-mining-area-iberian-pyrite-belt-portugal
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Peter Andráš, João Xavier Matos, Ingrid Turisová, Maria João Batista, Radoslava Kanianska, Sherif Kharbish
São Domingos belongs among the most important historic Iberian Pyrite Belt Cu mines. The anthrosoil is contaminated by a very high content of heavy metals and metalloids. The study was focused on evaluating the interaction of some chemical elements (Ca, Mg, Fe, Mn, Cu, Pb, Zn, Ag, Cd, Ni, Co, As, Sb) in the system soil vs. five autochthonous dominant plant species: Pinus pinaster Aiton, Quercus rotundifolia Lam., Agrostis sp., Juncus conglomeratus L. and Juncus effusus L. The plants are heavily contaminated by Cu, Pb, As and Zn...
May 11, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751985/factors-influencing-patient-delay-before-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-the-stent-for-life-initiative-in-portugal
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Hélder Pereira, Rita Calé, Fausto J Pinto, Ernesto Pereira, Daniel Caldeira, Sofia Mello, Sílvia Vitorino, Manuel de Sousa Almeida, Jorge Mimoso
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Shorter patient delays are associated with a better prognosis for patients diagnosed with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This study aimed to identify predictors of patient delay in the Portuguese population. METHODS: Data on 994 patients with suspected STEMI of less than 12 hours' duration and referred for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) and admitted to 18 Portuguese interventional cardiology centers were collected for a one-month period every year from 2011 to 2015...
May 8, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749107/mutation-analysis-of-the-pah-gene-in-phenylketonuria-patients-from-rio-de-janeiro-southeast-brazil
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Eduardo Vieira Neto, Francisco Laranjeira, Dulce Quelhas, Isaura Ribeiro, Alexandre Seabra, Nicole Mineiro, Lilian D M Carvalho, Lúcia Lacerda, Márcia G Ribeiro
BACKGROUND: Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an autosomal recessive disease resulting from mutations in the PAH gene. Most of the patients are compound heterozygotes, and genotype is a major factor in determining the phenotypic variability of PKU. More than 1,000 variants have been described in the PAH gene. Rio de Janeiro's population has a predominance of Iberian, followed by African and Amerindian ancestries. It is expected that most PKU variants in this Brazilian state have originated in the Iberian Peninsula...
May 10, 2018: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748714/morphological-and-molecular-analyses-of-bipteria-lusitanica-n-sp-in-wild-white-seabream-diplodus-sargus-linnaeus-1758-in-portugal
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Caner Sirin, Maria J Santos, Luis F Rangel
The present study records the presence of Bipteria lusitanica n. sp. in wild white seabream, Diplodus sargus (Linnaeus, 1758) off the Portuguese coast. Myxosporean parasites were found in the interstitial tissue of kidney and free in urinary bladder of D. sargus with a 33.3% of prevalence of infection. Myxospores were triangular or inversely pyramidal in shape and anteriorly wider in frontal view, measuring 11.2 ± 1.0 μm in length, 12.6 ± 0.9 μm in width, and 11.6 ± 0.4 μm in thickness. The sinuous sutural line was parallel to the axis that connects the center of the two polar capsules...
May 11, 2018: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748660/the-association-of-problematic-eating-behaviours-with-food-quality-and-body-mass-index-at-7-years-of-age
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Sara Costa, Andreia Pinto, Ana Cristina Santos, Andreia Oliveira
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: There is scarce evidence of how certain eating behaviours compromise the compliance with dietary guidelines and weight status in school-aged children. This study aims to evaluate the association of children's problematic eating behaviours with food quality and body mass index at 7 years of age. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Participants were children aged 7 years old from a population-based cohort study from Porto, Portugal-Generation XXI. Children's quantity and speed of ingestion, food refusal at the table and food rewards requesting were evaluated by caregiver's perception...
May 11, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747603/prevalence-of-general-and-abdominal-obesity-in-portugal-comprehensive-results-from-the-national-food-nutrition-and-physical-activity-survey-2015-2016
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Andreia Oliveira, Joana Araújo, Milton Severo, Daniela Correia, Elisabete Ramos, Duarte Torres, Carla Lopes
BACKGROUND: This study includes, for the first time, estimates of general and abdominal obesity prevalence for all ages of the Portuguese population, using common standardized methodologies. Results are compared by sex, age groups, educational level and geographical regions. METHODS: Participants were a representative sample of the Portuguese population aged between 3 months and 84 years of age (n = 6553), enrolled in the National Food, Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey, 2015-2016...
May 11, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746647/do-medical-students-feel-prepared-to-prescribe-antibiotics-responsibly-results-from-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-29-european-countries
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Oliver J Dyar, Dilip Nathwani, Dominique L Monnet, Inge C Gyssens, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg, Céline Pulcini
Background: In an era of antibiotic resistance, medical students must be prepared to prescribe antibiotics responsibly. Objectives: To assess self-reported preparedness among final-year medical students at European universities, using a comprehensive set of topics related to prudent antibiotic use. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional, multicentre, web-based survey. All medical-degree students in their final year of studies at European universities were eligible to participate...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745238/corrigendum-to-the-impact-of-prehabilitation-on-post-surgical-complications-in-patients-undergoing-non-urgent-cardiovascular-surgical-intervention-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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The impact of prehabilitation on post-surgical complications in patients undergoing non-urgent cardiovascular surgical intervention: Systematic review and meta-analysis by F Marmelo et al. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology January 2018 25: 404-417, DOI: 2016 doi: 10.1177/2047487317752373 The third author's name, affiliation and Funding information were incorrect, the correct details are below: Daniel Moreira-Gonçalves Departamento de Cirurgia e Fisiologia, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do Porto, Portugal CIAFEL, Faculdade de Desporto, Universidade do Porto, Portugal Funding D...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
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