Jorge Branco

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To compare the prevalence of factor V Leiden (FVL) and prothrombin (PT) G20210A mutations in Portuguese women with unexplained recurrent miscarriage (RM) and a control group of parous women. FVL and PT G20210A analysis were carried out in 100 women with three or more consecutive miscarriages and 100 controls with no history of pregnancy losses. Secondary(More)
INTRODUCTION Women with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) may suffer from recurrent miscarriage, fetal death, fetal growth restriction (FGR), pre-eclampsia, placental abruption, premature delivery and thrombosis. Treatment with aspirin and low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) combined with close maternal-fetal surveillance can change these outcomes. (More)
We designed and built a non-invasive instrument, called Vertebral Metrics, to measure the x, y, and z positions of each spinous process of the spine on a standing position. In the present study, we perform a comparative evaluation of Vertebral Metrics, by comparing the results obtained from this instrument with those from a validated optoelectronic system(More)
OBJECTIVE To present the results of the first application of the new technology - Vertebral Metrics - the analysis of the 3D position of the vertex of each spinous process in pregnant women. MATERIAL AND METHODS The Vertebral Metrics was applied to women without associated pathology in four stages of pregnancy (12, 20, 32, 37 weeks gestation). We applied(More)
Purpose To determine pregnancy rates after conventional and partial uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). Materials and Methods The study received institutional review board approval and all patients gave written informed consent. A retrospective analysis of data collected prospectively was performed between June 2004 and June 2014 in a cohort of 359 women(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the attitude, physical and psychological repercussions of sterilisation on Portuguese women in order to determine their quality of life. PROJECT Retrospective study of women submitted to sterilisation between 1988 and 1991, by means of a questionnaire mailed in June 1992. LOCATION Family planning clinic, S. Francisco Xavier(More)