Francisnéia Corrêa de Pádua

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The effect of a health education programme on salt reduction and blood pressure was studied in two matched rural communities in Portugal, each of about 800 adult inhabitants. Initial salt intake was high (about 360 mmol/person/day) and 30% of persons were hypertensive (DBP 95 mmHg or above). In the intervention community average blood pressure fell by(More)
The use of noninvasive methods to visualise the heart has had an extraordinary development over the last decade, with echocardiography demonstrating a particularly fast growth. Despite its unquestionable role in the diagnosis of heart disease and in the management of cardiac patients, it does have some limitations, both in the morphological visualisation,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the experience with thrombolytic therapy (TT) in the treatment of patients with the discharge diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). DESIGN Retrospective analysis of the clinical records of patients with the discharge diagnosis of AMI, between May 1988 and December 1995. SETTING Intensive Cardiac Care Unit (UCIM-Medicina(More)
Stroke is the leading cause of death in Portugal, accounting for about 20% of total mortality, despite a 25% decline in death rates from cerebrovascular diseases between 1980 and 1989. Epidemiological observations demonstrating that the high rates of cerebrovascular disease are accompanied by high levels of blood pressure have raised considerable interest(More)
One of the neurologic complications of human immunodeficiency virus infection are cerebrovascular accidents. In HIV infected patients, ischemic strokes have been reported secondary to nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis and cerebral arteritis. We describe an unusual cause of stroke in HIV-1 infection: Herpes Zoster ophtalmicus with contralateral hemiplegia.
INTRODUCTION Outcome prediction in critical surgical patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU) has been established using several scoring systems. To evaluate the predictive performance of the Acute Physiology, Age and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE III) scoring system in these patients, we studied a population admitted to a surgical ICU in our(More)
The Short-Alcohol Dependence Data (SADD) and the Alcohol Dependence Scale (ADS) questionnaires, both designed to evaluate the degree of severity of alcohol dependence, were compared in a sample of 201 known alcoholics. Although a significant correlation was found between the scores obtained on the two scales (r = 0.61; P less than 0.01), respondents were(More)