D. Silva
University of Porto
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Published on Jan 1, 2018in Galicia Clínica
EnglishUndetected cardiac embolism by Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is responsible for a substantial number of ischemic strokes classified as cryptogenic. Current guidelines recommend electrocardiographic monitoring for the first 24- 48 hours after hospital admission. The authors intended to evaluate the number of new onset AF identified by telemetry in patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA) / ischemic stroke, without other etiology identified, in a stroke unit, and its characterization. Mater...
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D. Silva3
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(University of Porto),
Ana Maria Pereira3
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(University of Porto)
+ 4 AuthorsAlice Coimbra2
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A cross-cultural translation of the Vespid Allergy Quality of Life Questionnaire (VQLQ) to the Portuguese population (VQLQ-P) was performed, assessing its applicability in wasp and in non-beekeeper bee venom allergic patients. Additionally, we evaluated a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) to estimate hymenoptera allergy interference with daily life. Methods. Cross-cultural translation was performed according to recommendations. The final VQLQ-P version, the Expectation of Outcome questionnaire (EoQ), ...
Sarcoidosis is a risk factor for the development of cryptococcal infection due to dysfunction at T-cell level. Its rarity may, however, delay diagnosis and treatment. We describe the case of a 60-year-old man, diagnosed with sarcoidosis since 1999. He had never received systemic immunomodulatory therapy, such as corticosteroid therapy. In 2012, he was diagnosed with pulmonary cryptococcosis and treated with fluconazole. In April 2013, he presented with symptoms compatible with central nervous sy...
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Published on Jan 1, 2017in Allergy 6.05
Jean Luc Fauquert3
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Monika Jedrzejczak-Czechowicz6
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(Medical University of Łódź)
+ 11 AuthorsSerge Doan17
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Conjunctival allergen provocation test (CAPT) reproduces the events occurring by instilling an allergen on the ocular surface. This paper is the compilation of a task force focussed on practical aspects of this technique based on the analysis of 131 papers. Main mechanisms involved are reviewed. Indications are diagnosing the allergen(s)-triggering symptoms in IgE-mediated ocular allergy in seasonal, acute or perennial forms of allergic conjunctivitis, especially when the relevance of the allerg...
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Published on Oct 1, 2014in Clinical & Experimental Allergy 5.16
Ana S.P. Moreira11
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(University of Porto),
D. Silva3
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(University of Porto)
+ 1 AuthorsLuís Delgado29
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(University of Porto)
Summary Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a rare disease that affects patients with asthma or cystic fibrosis. Its debilitating course has led to the search for new treatments, including antifungals and monoclonal antibodies. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of antifungal treatments in patients with ABPA and either asthma or cystic fibrosis, we performed a systematic review of the literature on the effects of antifungal agents in ABPA using three biomedical databases. Quality ...
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D. Silva3
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Ana Maria Pereira3
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+ 1 AuthorsPlácido Jl1
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Summary Background. Specific subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) is cost-effective; however its economical burden can lead to non-adherence. We aimed to identify the reported reasons, patient’s personal or socio-demographic characteristics and SCIT-related factors associated with non-adherence to SCIT. Methods. This is a cross-sectional, observational study held in a Portuguese University Hospital. All records from patients starting SCIT in the last 4 years were reviewed in July 2011. Those withou...
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