Joana Lobo

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In hemodialysis (HD) patients studies have shown that plasma ghrelin is increased and it has been speculated that ghrelin levels might be related to systemic inflammation. The present study attempted to correlate the serum levels of total ghrelin with serum TNF-α and IL-6, and with nutritional status and body composition in HD patients. Forty-seven HD(More)
Nesfatin-1 is a recently identified anorexigenic peptide that has been implicated in appetite regulation, weight loss and/or malnutrition. Anorexia and malnutrition are common features of chronic kidney disease (CKD) that predispose patients to worse outcomes. However, the reasons for the occurrence of anorexia in CKD patients are not fully elucidated. The(More)
Telemonitoring is a tool with proven results demonstrating clinical benefits in reducing mortality and hospi-talizations. In this context, heart rate and rhythm are vital signs of utmost importance for monitoring a patient's condition. Recent advances in mobile technologies have allowed smartphones to be of great usage in this scenario, given its processing(More)
OBJECTIVE This article reviews and illustrates the anatomy and pathology of the masticator space (MS). BACKGROUND Pathology of the masticator space includes inflammatory conditions, vascular lesions, and tumours. Intrinsic tumours of this space can be benign and malignant, and they may arise from the mandibular ramus, the third division of the trigeminal(More)
19 anos). Encontramos os seguintes resultados: a) as moças apresentam valores de psicopatologia mais elevados do que os rapazes; b) à medida que aumenta a idade diminuem os valores do autoconceito e aumentam os do " coping não ativo " ; c) alguns tipos de diagnóstico de paralisia cerebral diferenciam-se pelo autoconceito; d) o autoconceito correlaciona-se(More)
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