J P Gonçalves

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Research on the importance of serum uric acid (SUA) as a contributing metabolic factor to cardiovascular diseases has conducted to conflicting results, with most studies assuming a cross-sectional design. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of SUA and metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its features. A representative sample of 2,485 individuals(More)
The study aims were to compare two models (The Pediatric Risk of Mortality III (PRISM III) and Pediatric Logistic Organ Dysfunction (PELOD-2)) for prediction of mortality in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and recalibrate PELOD-2 in a Portuguese population. To achieve the previous goal, a prospective cohort study to evaluate score performance(More)
OBJECTIVE Allogeneic cartilage is used to repair damaged areas of articular cartilage, requiring the presence of living chondrocytes. So far, no preservation method can effectively meet that purpose. Identification of more effective cryoprotective agents (CPAs) can contribute to this goal. The aim of this study was to determine whether the glycosylated(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to investigate the association between serum uric acid (SUA) and cardiovascular risk classes (CRCs) in adolescents using a cluster-based approach. METHODS A cross-sectional evaluation was carried out in the 2007-2008 school year, including adolescents born in 1990 and enrolled in the schools of Porto, Portugal. The(More)
BACKGROUND Studies on SUA temporal profile in relation to acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the SUA level variations following myocardial infarction. METHODS We studied 222 patients more than 18 years old diagnosed with AMI. SUA was measured at baseline and on day 2 to 4 and day 5 to 8 after AMI.(More)
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