Ana Loureiro

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BACKGROUND Despite the advent of screening of blood products for anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV), the incidence of HCV infection among haemodialysis (HD) patients is alarmingly high and suggest transmission within the HD unit. To analyse trends in the prevalence and incidence of HCV infection, and evaluate the impact of dialysis room and reuse policies on the(More)
Multilocular cystic renal cell carcinoma (MCRCC) is a rare presentation of renal cell carcinoma. Most patients are asymptomatic and frequently MCRCCs are detected incidentally. MCRCCs have good prognosis because of their low malignant potential. We report a case of a 39-year-old woman who presented with mild right flank pain and normal laboratory data. On(More)
Intrapancreatic accessory spleens are congenital malformations that occur in roughly 2% of individuals. Most of them are innocent until found. Lately, there have been a few case reports of intrapancreatic spleen misdiagnosis leading to unnecessary pancreatic surgery. We report the case of a 64-year-old woman who had a hypervascular pancreatic nodule(More)
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the rectum is a rare malignant entity that has been classically managed with a surgery-based approach, which included abdominoperineal resection for distal lesions. Recently there have been reports on the favourable outcomes achieved with the non-surgical management of these patients. We report a case of a 52-year-old woman(More)
This article presents a PhD research project that will determine how to enhance learning, at the university level, based on implemented experiences in immersive collaborative virtual environments. Today's students belong to a networked and multitasking generation, and today's teaching strategy does not, in many situations, embrace their needs and(More)