José Miguel dos Santos Castro Padilha

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The present study was performed in order to investigate the effect of chronic heat exposure (32 degrees, constant) on growth, body composition and energy retention of broiler chickens in relation to age. At 2 and 4 weeks of age, fifty-four male Shaver broiler chickens were allocated to three treatments according to the following design: 22 degrees, ad lib.(More)
The effect of chronic heat exposure on carcass quality of broilers: proportion of lean and fat tissues, fat content, and fatty acid composition, was investigated. One hundred and eight 4-wk-old male chickens were brooded in individual battery cages in two controlled-environment rooms at constant ambient temperature (22 or 32 C) until 7 wk of age. They were(More)
The present study was designed to investigate the effect of chronic heat exposure (32 degrees constant) on plasma metabolites and hormone concentrations in broiler chickens. At 2 and 4 weeks of age, fifty-four male Shaver broiler chickens were allocated to one of three treatments: 22 degrees, ad lib. feeding (22AL), 32 degrees, ad lib. feeding (32AL) and 22(More)
OBJECTIVE Identify the state of the art about the influence of illness perceptions in the promotion of self -management in patients with COPD. METHOD We conducted a systematic review of the literature, using the method of PICOS, the systematic literature review includes the years 2004 to 2009 and was conducted between August and September 2009. RESULTS(More)
The objective of this study is to identify which is the best nursing intervention strategy to promote treatment management in patients with Obstructive Chronic Pulmonary Disease in the hospital setting. An integrative literature review was performed for the years 2006 to 2009. The data analysis revealed that the studies used different elements and specific(More)
Portugal, which was founded in 1143, is a small southwest European country with a total of 35,556.15 square miles (roughly the size of the state of Maine in the United States). It consists of a continental portion that shares a land border with Spain and a maritime border with the Atlantic Ocean, along with 2 archipelagos: the Azores and Madeira. Portugal(More)
AIM To propose nursing clinical practice changes to improve the development of patient self-management. BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is one of the main causes of chronic morbidity, loss of quality of life and high mortality rates. INTRODUCTION Control of the disease's progression, the preservation of autonomy in self-care and(More)
Health literacy, a more complex concept than knowledge, is a required capacity to obtain, understand, integrate and act on health information [1], in order to enhance individual and community health, which is defined by different levels, according to the autonomy and personal capacitation in decision making [2]. Medium levels of Health literacy in an(More)
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