José Joaquim Costa

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The Authors present a case of acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) associated with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome in a previously healthy young adult, medicated with nitrofurantoin. AEP must be included in the differential diagnosis of community adquired pneumonia, as well as a cause of acute respiratory distress syndrome; its diagnosis is(More)
The authors present the case of a 65 year-old female who was admitted to the emergency room with epigastric pain, headache, palpitations, nausea, vomiting and sweating. The laboratory tests performed showed elevation of CK and CK-MB and the ECG presented sinus tachycardia. T-wave inversion and prolonged QT interval. The echocardiogram was normal. The(More)
The Halstead Category Test (HCT) is a neuropsychological test that measures a person's ability to formulate and apply abstract principles. Performance must be adjusted based on feedback after each trial and errors are common until the underlying rules are discovered. Event-related potential (ERP) studies associated with the HCT are lacking. This paper(More)
Among the different existing methods to characterise the aerodynamic sealing effect provided by an air curtain device placed over the opening between two contiguous compartments, infrared thermography has revealed to be a very useful tool. Besides allowing the capture, in an expedite way, of instantaneous images of the temperature field in the neighbourhood(More)
Literature reports that the quality of family relationships, particularly with parents, is associated with psychopathology, namely depression, in adolescents. QRI was developed by Pierce, Sarason and Sarason (1991) and adapted to the Portuguese population by Neves and Pinheiro (2006), and the QRI-PP was created from QRI for adolescents. The present study(More)
Drowning is a major cause of accidental deaths, especially in childrens. In this review (part one) the definition, epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatments (with an enphasis on the ressuscitation) are discussed. From 1989 to 2002 part two) we recorded the clinical course of the 19 patients vitims of submersion admited to our ICU. We conclued that the(More)
Congenital atrioventricular block is defined (Yater) as a documented conduction defect in a young subject with unquestionable bradycardia in the absence of a history of infection which might have caused the condition. This condition may be isolated or associated with structural cardiac disease. Isolated block is often observed in patients with mothers(More)