Adriana C. S. Pinto

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Thirty men having Parkinsons disease (PD) and 30 controls were studied prospectively by the use of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) to assess erectile dysfunction (ED). Of the patients with PD (mean age of 59 years), 46.66% referred to the practice of sexual activity. All of the parkinsonians were using antiparkinsonian medication. In the(More)
The number of studies on lizard ecology has increased greatly since 1960 (Huey et al. 1983), improving our knowledge on the evolution of life history characteristics, one of the most important tools for understanding the diversity Abstract The demography of the lizard Tropidurus torquatus (Squamata, Tropiduridae) in a highly seasonal Neotropical savanna.(More)
This study evaluated the frequency of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), obsessive-compulsive symptoms (OCS), and related disorders (e.g., tic disorders, trichotillomania, and body dysmorphic disorder) in 100 patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and 100 individually matched controls. When compared with controls, OCD, OCS, and related disorders were not(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the short-term and long-term effects of felodipine, a new dihydropiridine calcium antagonist, on arterial blood pressure (BP), the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, diuresis, natriuresis, and the atrial natriuretic factor (ANF). In 15 essential hypertensives (WHO class II) BP, venous BP at the posterior tibial vein(More)
Patients with cirrhosis have reduced life expectancy. Surgery is often associated with clinical decompensation in this group of patients. The purpose of this paper is to study the surgical risk in cirrhotic patients undergoing nonderivative operations. Unfortunately, most of the studies in the literature about this problem are retrospective reviews with(More)
Many workers in the textile industry have respiratory symptoms that are related to their work environment. In this study we observed the dust level conditions of eleven textile industries of the North of Portugal. The dust levels determined were between 0.1 mg/m3 and 1.25 mg/m3, in many cases above the Portuguese standard levels of exposure (VLE). For these(More)
In the geographic distribution of HIV-2, it is known that this infection is most prevalent in West Africa. Since 1986 we have studied seropositive and seronegative clusters, in Guinea-Bissau with follow-ups in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991. Analysis of the results show the high incidence of this infection. 8.51% of the 4,372 people of the general population(More)
Some workers in the textile industry have respiratory symptoms related to their occupation. This study is aimed at evaluating the frequency of respiratory symptoms in textile industries in the North of Portugal. We evaluated 3529 workers from 20 factories (19 deal with synthetic fibres and cotton and the other deals with sisal.) Among the workers, there(More)
The authors present a case of recurrence of sciatic pain in a patient operated upon for lumbar disc herniation two days before. It was related to the migration to the vertebral canal of the fat tissue graft used ward for preventing fibrotic tissue invasion from outside. After removal of the graft, healing was uneventful.