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INTRODUCTION Cancer is the second most important cause of death in Portugal, following cardiovascular diseases (CVD), and shows a constant progressive increase in the proportional share of total deaths. In Portugal, as in most countries, the health care budget is under constant cost-containment pressures. In this context it is necessary to verify if enough(More)
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors comprehend a rare group of soft tissue sarcomas that tend to occur in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 or several years after radiotherapy treatments. Its thoracic localization is a very unusual entity. The typical symptoms are due to nerve roots compression which can persist for several months or years before(More)
INTRODUCTION Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality. In patients with nonsquamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) stage IIIB/IV treatment with chemotherapy plus bevacizumab led to significant improvements in progression-free and median overall survival (OS). AIM To report the experience of five Portuguese centers in treating(More)
Angiosarcoma is a rare malignant vascular tumor. Pulmonary involvement is usually attributable to metastasis from other primary sites, primary pulmonary angiosarcoma therefore being quite uncommon. We report a case of angiosarcoma with pulmonary involvement, probably primary to the lung, which had gone untreated for more than two years. We describe this(More)
In 1990, 12,319 patients, 235 of whom had AIDS (HIV IV), were admitted in the Emergency Division of the Hospital das Clínicas. The number of patients with AIDS represented 1.9% of all admissions and 4.2% of all clinical cases admitted. These 235 patients had 329 admissions; 163 were readmitted only once and 72 more than once. Mean time of permanence,(More)
We herein report a case of a male patient, who presented a mediastinal mass that had a slow growth over the years. After surgery, that made the diagnosis of idiopathic mediastinal fibrosis, the growth stabilized. Four years latter it was observed a substantial increase which lead to the inevitable compression of vital structures which, in turn, led to(More)
Lung cancer is the leading form of cancer death worldwide. Cancer patients are at a high risk of developing a second cancer. The present study attempts to determine the characteristics of a population with lung cancer diagnosed with another cancer. We analysed records of patients from the Department of Lung Oncology of our hospital from 2000 to 2007 who(More)
Agents that inhibit the activity of cell membrane receptor tyrosine kinases, such as the human epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) have been an attractive target because EGFR is expressed by 80% of NSCLC. Erlotinib as monotherapy in the treatment of NSCLC after failure of at least one prior chemotherapy regimen, prolonged survival and improved quality(More)
APACHE II system, is a simple and inexpensive method to evaluate severity of Intensive Care Patients. In a 2 years period (between 1988 and 1990), grading severity using APACHE II system, was performed on 498 consecutive mechanical Ventilated Patients in a Respiratory Intensive Care Unit. APACHE II was higher in COPD patients, but patients with Pneumonia(More)
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