Gabriela Fernandes

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Solitary Fibrous Tumor is a rare neoplasm derived from mesenchymal cell. To achieve a diagnosis and to differentiate from others neoplasm immunohistochemical analysis is needed. The majority of these tumours are benign, and complete surgical resection remains the mainstay of therapy for both the benign and malignant variants. However, there are cases of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess results in patients with primary cysts and tumours of the mediastinum who under- went surgery. METHODS A retrospective single-centre study was undertaken into patients with primary cysts and tumours of the mediastinum who underwent surgery between January 1992 and December 2004. We analysed demographic data, clinical presentation, type(More)
INTRODUCTION Sedatives have been increasingly used to improve patient comfort during flexible bronchoscopy (FOB). Due to its rapid-onset, anxiolytic and amnestic properties, midazolam is one of the most commonly used sedatives. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of sedation with midazolam, including patient tolerance, complications and its potential use on(More)
BACKGROUND Rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) has the potential to increase endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) accuracy in the diagnosis of mediastinal lesions and lung cancer staging. However, studies have reported controversial results. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the influence of ROSE on sample adequacy(More)
This paper describes a mixed methodological research approach for identifying practitioner perceptions of the most useful project management (PM) practices to improve project management performance. By identifying the perceived most useful tools and techniques, as having the most potential for increased contribution to project management performance,(More)
UNLABELLED Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) play an increasingly significant pathogenic role in HIV -positive patients, in patients with chronic lung disease, in other chronic conditions and in the elderly. AIMS Evaluate the importance of NTM isolation in respiratory samples in patients without HIV-infection. METHODS Retrospective evaluation of our(More)
Presently, there is a high paucity of bone grafts in the United States and worldwide. Regenerating bone is of prime concern due to the current demand of bone grafts and the increasing number of diseases causing bone loss. Autogenous bone is the present gold standard of bone regeneration. However, disadvantages like donor site morbidity and its decreased(More)
Lobular capillary hemangioma (LCH), also known as pyogenic granuloma, is a benign vascular tumor most commonly affecting the skin or mucous membranes (oral and nasal). It is extremely rare among all primary tracheal tumors, and there are only few case reports in the literature.(1) Here, we present the case of a rare benign tracheal tumor presenting with(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking is an important health risk in general, and responsible for diseases with significant mortality and morbidity. Smoking habits start early and adolescence is a notorious time for starting smoking. AIM AND METHODS To assess knowledge on smoking and smoking habits in a population of adolescents in four Porto schools, using a confidential(More)