Luís Filipe Ribeiro de Azevedo

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OBJECTIVES This study sought to compare the diagnostic performance of a multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) integrated protocol (IP) including coronary angiography (CTA) and stress-rest perfusion (CTP) with cardiac magnetic resonance myocardial perfusion imaging (CMR-Perf) for detection of functionally significant coronary artery disease (CAD). (More)
INTRODUCTION Continuous positive airway pressure ventilation (CPAP) and non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) are accepted treatments in acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema (ACPE). However, it remains unclear whether NPPV is better than CPAP in reducing the need for endotracheal intubation (NETI) rates, mortality and other adverse events. Our aim(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma is a frequent chronic respiratory disease in both children and adults. However, few data on asthma prevalence are available in Portugal. The Portuguese National Asthma Survey is the first nationwide study that uses standardized methods. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of current asthma in the Portuguese population and to assess the(More)
BACKGROUND Ten years after the first proposal, a consensus definition of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) has not been reached, preventing the development of specific treatment recommendations. A systematic review of all definitions of HCAI used in clinical studies is made. METHODS The search strategy focused on an HCAI definition. MEDLINE, SCOPUS(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to test the effect of a 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG CoA) reductase inhibitor on the progression of moderate to severe aortic stenosis as measured by echocardiography. BACKGROUND Recent retrospective studies support the hypothesis that statins slow the progression of aortic stenosis. METHODS We(More)
PURPOSES To perform a comprehensive systematic review of prospective studies about frequency of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) occurring during hospitalization (ADR(In) ), including a thorough study quality assessment, meta-analysis and heterogeneity evaluation. METHODS Systematic review of several databases: Pubmed, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane, ISI,(More)
UNLABELLED A cross-sectional nationwide epidemiological study was performed in a random sample of the Portuguese adult population, aiming to describe the prevalence and impact of chronic pain (CP). The 5,094 participants were selected by random digit dialing, between January 2007 and March 2008, and estimates were adequately weighted for the population.(More)
BACKGROUND The concurrent management of allergic rhinitis and asthma (ARA) has been recommended by Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) guidelines. However, a tool capable of assessing simultaneously the control of upper and lower airways diseases is lacking. AIM To describe the studies conducted to design the control of ARA test (CARAT)(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND The Control of Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Test (CARAT10) has been proposed as the first tool to implement the Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma initiative guidelines in clinical practice. To serve this purpose, it must have adequate properties to assess the control of an individual over time. This study aimed to(More)
Although increasing doubts exist regarding the long-term effectiveness and safety of opioids in patients with chronic pain (CP), most guidelines still recognize opioids as an option in effective management of CP. We aimed to describe the prevalence and factors associated with opioid use in subjects with CP in Portugal and to evaluate satisfaction and(More)