J Alberto Ferreira

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The Portuguese version of the Marks Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ-M) has already proven to have good diagnostic properties, and is suitable for use with Portuguese asthma patients. The last forty years have seen a worldwide rise in the rate, morbidity, mortality and economic burden associated with asthma and the disease continues to be(More)
UNLABELLED The prevalence of respiratory occupational diseases in the textile industry depends on environmental factors such cotton dust (CTD) levels and gram negative bacteria endotoxin (EDX) contamination. OBJECTIVE To assess the environmental conditions (CTD and EDX) during one week in a cotton mill with respect to FEV1 variation throughout the work(More)
The authors present a clinical case of a caucasian male patient, 59 years-old, non-smoker, with an advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC), with 3 years of follow-up, received erlotinib for 18 months, after failure of more than one chemotherapy schedule, without evidence of oncologic progression. The patient evidences excellent quality of life,(More)
Quality of Life is one of the leading evaluations in the diagnosis, therapy and investigation of patients with asthma. The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ-M) designed by Marks in Australia. This questionnaire consists of 20 items describing the impact(More)
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