Ana Rita Pereira Alves Ferreira

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Retrospective data was collected from 77 elderly acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients treated with Azacitidine (AZA) and 50 elderly AML patients treated with intensive chemotherapy (IC) from 4 Portuguese Hospitals. Median OS was 10.6 months in those receiving AZA as 1st line. Response (overall response rate 44%) had a significant impact on overall survival(More)
An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is designed to sense life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and terminate them, either by rapid pacing or by delivering an electrical shock. Nowadays it is a proven therapy for both primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death. The typical configuration of an ICD consists of a right ventricular(More)
Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in patients with diabetes. The presence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) puts the patients with and without history of myocardial infarction at risk for significant cardiovascular risk. Objective: To evaluate the prognostic impact of the time of duration and metabolic control of T2DM(More)
We describe a rare case of acute myocardial infarction secondary to paradoxical embolism complicating acute pulmonary embolism. A 44-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with chest pain. The physical examination was unremarkable except for oxygen saturation of 75%, and the electrocardiogram showed ST-segment elevation in the inferior leads.(More)
INTRODUCTION Pulse pressure (PP) is the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP). PP rises markedly after the fifth decade of life. High PP is a risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease and heart failure. The aim of this study was to assess whether PP can be used as a prognostic marker in advanced heart failure. (More)
Feeding by means of nasogastric tube is an alternative feeding method that is applied to patients who are unable to perform the normal swallowing process. The current paper presents an original educational instrument which purpose is that of empowering patients and caregivers in self-providing/providing health care assistance. It consists in a set of(More)
Animals have long been used as suject in laboratoy experimentals, as they were considered viable althernatives o the use of humans. Still, this matter gave birth to numerous ethical isues. In the present, there are many points of view concerning the animal expeimentatin. The legislaton took steps forward the assurance of animal potection and welfare, as the(More)
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