Miguel F. M. Sousa

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CONTEXT Accelerated atherosclerosis has been described in antiphospholipid syndrome, but the vascular abnormalities and the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. OBJECTIVES To compare vascular structure and function in patients with positive antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) with controls and to assess their relationship with paraoxonase activity. (More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to record the analgesic prescription commonly performed by Portuguese Rheumatologists in patients with chronic Rheumatologic disease, using the guidelines provided by the World Health Organization for treatment of chronic pain as comparative. MATERIAL AND METHODS We randomly selected the clinical records of 203(More)
AIM Self-report questionnaires are still considered to be a useful instrument for disease screening and for epidemiological studies. Few questionnaires have been developed for the purpose of screening for knee osteoarthritis (KOA). The aim of this study was to develop a KOA screening tool that is useful for health and exercise professionals who do not have(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aims were to evaluate the correlation between Juvenile Arthritis Disease Activity Score 27-joint reduced count (JADAS27) with erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and JADAS27 with C-reactive protein (CRP) scores and to test the agreement of both scores on classifying each disease activity state. We also aimed at verifying the correlation of(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the applicability and utility of unstimulated syalometry and instruments of evaluation of sicca complaints in a Sjögren's syndrome outpatient clinic. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed unstimulated syalometry to 45 consecutive Primary Sjögren's Syndrome patients (PSS) and 21 healthy asymptomatic individuals age and sex-matched. PSS(More)
UNLABELLED Experimental models in small animals have been described for nutritional studies after small bowel transplantation for extensive resection. Herein, we compared the outcome of transplanted pigs that underwent transplantation after total small bowel resection (SBR) with controls without transplantation. METHODS Twenty-one Landrace pigs (mean(More)
computed tomography scan of the chest and abdomen, pelvic magnetic resonance imaging scan and endorectal ultrasound identified a lesion at 3 cm from the anal verge, T2/T3a, and a lesion at 15 cm, T2N0, with no evidence of distant metastases. A biopsy was taken and histology revealed an adenocarcinoma. After a multidisciplinary oncology consultation, the(More)
Physical inactivity is a well-documented risk factor for coronary heart disease and it is associated with increased risk for several chronic diseases. Current health-related physical activity recommendations for youth call for at least 60 min·d-1 of moderate-to-vigorous physical activities (MVPA) daily as part of their lifestyle. The aim of this study was(More)
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