Jorge Branco

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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)
OBJECTIVE 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. MATERIALS AND METHODS FVL and PT G20210A analysis were carried out in 100 women with three or more consecutive miscarriages and 100 controls with no history(More)
OBJECTIVE To perform the cultural adaptation of the instrument Activity Record (ACTRE) and evaluate its psychometric qualities. METHOD Six steps were followed:1) translation of the original instrument, 2) back-translation, 3) formal equivalence assessment, 4) evaluation by an expert in Portuguese language, 5) final critique by experts in the field and 6 )(More)
The physician's role in the pharmaceutical industry has changed over the past years. This change is a consequence of several factors, namely the evolution of the industry itself, the legislative and regulatory changes in this particular area, the development of medicine, new techniques and research, and finally the physician's needs. The changes that this(More)
The endovascular treatment (percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stent placement) is an option to surgical treatment in patients with abdominal angor, with good results by a less invasive way. A case of a patient with superior mesenteric artery occlusion and severe stenosis of celiac axis is presented that was treated by endovascular treatment and(More)
Stents were placed in the renal artery in 6 patients, with renal artery stenosis and hypertension, 2 of them had azotemia. The indications were residual stenosis greater than 30% (4 cases) and restenosis following angioplasty (2 cases). The technique and results are described. Cure or improvement of arterial hypertension was obtained in 5 patients and(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)
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)