Abílio Reis

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RATIONALE Activin A receptor type II-like kinase-1 (ACVRL1, also known as ALK1) mutation is a cause of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) and/or heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). OBJECTIVES To describe the characteristics of patients with PAH carrying an ACVRL1 mutation. METHODS We reviewed clinical, functional, and hemodynamic(More)
BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk assessment is a cornerstone for the achievement of best practices and outcomes. Epidemiologic data and practices related to venous thromboprophylaxis as considered by the global ENDORSE study, (Epidemiologic International Day for the Evaluation of Patients at Risk for Venous Thromboembolism in the Acute Hospital(More)
BACKGROUND In addition to insulin-sensitizing effects, adiponectin influences several mechanisms involved in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) pathobiology. Insulin resistance has been associated with PAH, and elevated adiponectin levels have been described in left heart failure (HF) as a response to the increased metabolic stress. No studies have been(More)
Instrumentation in the upper cervical spine has changed considerably in the past two decades. Previous stand-alone wiring techniques have been made largely obsolete with the development of occipital segmental plating, transarticular screws, and C1 lateral mass screws, as well as a myriad of C2 fixation options, including pedicle, pars, and translaminar(More)
INTRODUCTION Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare disease that must be managed in specialized centers; therefore, the availability of epidemiological national data is critical. METHODS We conducted a prospective, observational, and multicenter registry with a joint collaboration from five centers from Portugal and included adult incident(More)
The aim of our paper is to describe an unusual pulmonary toxicity of sirolimus (SRL) in a kidney transplant recipient. We present a 34-year-old woman with a second renal transplantation, complicated with steroid-resistant acute rejection and chronic allograft dysfunction. Two years after initiating SRL, she presented complaints of progressive dyspnoea,(More)
STUDY TYPE  Case series Introduction:  Craniocervical dissociation (CCD) is an uncommon and frequently fatal injury with few reports in the literature of survivors. Advances in automobile safety and improved emergency medical services have resulted in increased survival. Timely diagnosis and treatment are imperative for optimal outcome. Regrettably, the(More)
INTRODUCTION Pulmonary hypertension (PH) was until recently an obscure pathology which frequently went unidentified as it lacked a precise diagnostic strategy. Recent years have seen advances in the knowledge of the pathogenesis and mechanisms of vascular lesion of PH. This has led to the scientific community's growing interest in this area, an interest(More)
1 Department of Cardiology, Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Praceta Mota Pinto, 3000 Coimbra, Portugal 2 Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine of University of Coimbra, Azinhaga de Santa Comba, 3000 Coimbra, Portugal 3 Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Geral de(More)
  • Abílio Reis
  • Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgão…
  • 2012
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is still an important problem of Public Health, due to its impact in terms of morbidity, mortality, resource allocation and associated costs. In the prevention and treatment of VTE, pharmacological therapy is well defined and efficacious but has some inconveniences that leave space for improvement. Several new oral(More)