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INTRODUCTION The Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol (AEP) is an instrument to study the appropriate use of hospital beds based in objective criteria that classify a hospital admission as appropriate or inappropriate. OBJECT Evaluate the appropriateness of hospital admissions and stays of the patients of our Internal Medicine Department using the(More)
Materials and methods We reviewed data of all SB patients, aged 0-18, who have been followed in our SB Nucleus in the last two years. Once the eligible population of patients with SB had been assembled, chart reviews were conducted to abstract data from the health records. After that, each family was contacted, either directly or by telephone call. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the spectrum and prevalence of mutations in the GJB2 gene in Portuguese nonsyndromic sensorineural hearing loss (NSSHL) patients. DESIGN Sequencing of the coding region, basal promoter, exon 1, and donor splice site of the GJB2 gene; screening for the presence of the two common GJB6 deletions. STUDY SAMPLE A cohort of 264 Portuguese(More)
AIM The morbidity associated with osteoporosis and fractures in children and adolescents with spina bifida highlights the importance of osteoporosis prevention and treatment in these patients. The aim of this study was to examine the occurrence and pattern of bone fractures in paediatric patients with spina bifida. METHOD We reviewed the data of all(More)
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