António Gomes

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PURPOSE To measure the anterior corneal asphericity (Q) with different corneal diameters. SETTING Department of Physics (Optometry), University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. METHODS Thirty-six eyes of 36 patients were evaluated using a videokeratoscope, and the Q-values were recorded. Topographic data were also analyzed using Vol-CT 6.89 software (Sarver &(More)
Interactive art has emerged as a distinctive genre in media art that relies on digital contents to express the artist's message. Situated within this field, this work presents an approach to multimedia storytelling that allows audience members to control separate but overlapping parts of the story chapters. We believe that the system engages its audience(More)
The world’s smallest pronoun systems can eschew any of the following contrasts: (i) author–nonauthor, (ii) participant–nonparticipant, (iii) singular–nonsingular. This supports the view that features are mutually independent parameters (Harbour 2011a, 2014a, 2014b), but is problematic for Koeneman and Zeijlstra’s (2014) recent reworking of the Rich(More)
The research presented here, is aimed to design a tool to evaluate the degree of maturity of design intervention, and the investment return from applying design in production companies in the north of Portugal. A theoretical frame is set to support the use and relevance of this kind of tools as a means to generate a set of guide lines on how companies may(More)
New technologies and materials enable the physical form of display surfaces to become dynamic in terms of shape and movement. This enables devices to form a more intimate relationship with software data and the user’s environment. The research area of actuated interfaces aims at leveraging these qualities to enhance interaction with and representation of(More)
AIM To determine the rate of rooming-in among preterm infants born in a tertiary hospital. METHODS We reviewed the records of all preterm infants born at our hospital during a 5-y period, 2000 to 2004. RESULTS Of the 18 953 neonates born at our institution during this time, 1356 (7.2%) were <37 wk gestational age. Considering only preterm infants with(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors describe the 20th known case of cervical cancer with metastasis in an episiotomy scar, being the first case describing an implant of malignant cells in the episiotomy scar associated with glassy cell carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS One case report. RESULTS We describe the case of a 34-year-old woman, with cervical cancer diagnosed(More)
This paper describes and tries to demystify the use of different lowvoltage operation devices, such as dynamic threshold MOS transistors (DTMOS) with feedback techniques such as regulated-feedforward (RFF) and self-biasing (SB). Traditionally, DTMOS devices are only used when nominal supply voltages below 0.7 V are envisaged. Moreover, RFF and SB techniques(More)
The authors present a rare case of perforated duodenal diverticulum diagnosed in an 80-year-old Caucasian woman with vomiting and abdominal pain localised to the epigastrium. CT scan showed thickening of the second portion of the duodenum with retroperitoneal fat stranding and perihepatic free fluid, with a presumptive diagnosis of a duodenal perforation. A(More)
This paper examines the determinants of the length of stay of tourists in the Azores. It is found that socio-demographic profiles, such as nationality and Azorean ascendancy, and trip attributes, such as repeat visitation rates and type of flight, are important determinants. In addition, destination image and attitudes regarding environmental initiatives,(More)