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Cost-Effectiveness of Intervention Thresholds for the Treatment of Osteoporosis Based on FRAX® in Portugal
Cost-effective intervention thresholds (ITs) based on FRAX® were determined for Portugal. Assuming a willingness to pay (WTP) of €32,000 per quality-adjusted life years (QALYs), treatment withExpand
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The accuracy of osteoporotic fracture risk prediction tools: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Objectives To identify and synthesise the best available evidence on the accuracy of the currently available tools for predicting fracture risk. Methods We systematically searched PubMed MEDLINE,Expand
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CLASPs prevent irreversible multipolarity by ensuring spindle-pole resistance to traction forces during chromosome alignment
Loss of spindle-pole integrity during mitosis leads to multipolarity independent of centrosome amplification. Multipolar-spindle conformation favours incorrect kinetochore–microtubule attachments,Expand
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Validation of the educational needs assessment tool as a generic instrument for rheumatic diseases in seven European countries
Objectives To validate the educational needs assessment tool (ENAT) as a generic tool for assessing the educational needs of patients with rheumatic diseases in European Countries. Methods AExpand
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Invalidation in Patients with Rheumatic Diseases: Clinical and Psychological Framework
Objective. The term “invalidation” refers to the patients’ perception that their medical condition is not recognized by the social environment. Invalidation can be a major issue in patients’ lives,Expand
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Do we need bone mineral density to estimate osteoporotic fracture risk? A 10-year prospective multicentre validation study
Objective Evaluate the performance of FRAX®, with and without bone mineral densitometry (BMD), in predicting the occurrence of fragility fractures over 10 years. Methods Participants aged ≥40 yearsExpand
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Impact of Senior Dance on emotional and motor parameters and quality of life of the elderly
Objective : to verify the effects of Senior Dance on cognitive and motor parameters and quality of life of elderly people.   Methods:  pre-experimental study with pre- and post-test for a group withExpand
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Adherence to the recommended prevention strategies before and after a hip fragility fracture: what makes us go blind?
OBJECTIVES Our main objective was to evaluate the percentage of patients under anti-osteoporotic treatment (OT) at the time of hip fracture (HF) and one and four years after the HF event. We comparedExpand
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Rheumatology telephone advice line - experience of a Portuguese department.
BACKGROUND Telephone helplines for patients are tool for information and advice. They can contribute to patient's satisfaction with care and to the effectiveness and safety of treatments. In order toExpand
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Multidisciplinary Portuguese recommendations on DXA request and indication to treat in the prevention of fragility fractures.
OBJECTIVE To establish Portuguese recommendations regarding the indication to perform DXA and to initiate medication aimed at the prevention of fragility fractures. METHODS A multidisciplinaryExpand
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