Mafalda Miranda

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An 80 years old man suffered a cardiac arrest shortly after arrival to his local health department. Basic Life Support was started promptly and nine minutes later, on evaluation by an Advanced Life Support team, the victim was defibrillated with a 200J shock. When orotracheal intubation was attempted, masseter muscle contraction was noticed: on(More)
Paraneoplastic syndromes are indirect manifestations of cancer due to functional peptides/hormones produced by a tumour, or due to cross reactivity between tumour and host antigens. Here the case of a 58-year-old woman presenting with ataxia, paraesthesia and subacute and progressive loss of vision is reported. The patient exhibited strong serum positivity(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The high prevalence and natural history of atherosclerosis make young people important targets for cardiovascular prevention. This study aimed to analyze changes over time in the cardiovascular risk profile of a population of healthy young adults. METHODS We studied 923 Portuguese Air Force applicants between 1991 and 2007,(More)
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