Nuno Costa Silva

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The limitations on the availability of organs for transplantation have aroused interest in research on xenotransplantation of whole organs or certain parts of them. Thus, studies that confirm or reject similarities between the organs of different animals have started to have important clinical applications. In the present study, we investigated the(More)
The interest in experimental use of coronary arteries of swine as a stage towards their application in human hearts justifies the need for obtaining a detailed anatomical understanding of those arteries, particularly to evaluate similarities and differences. However, we did not find any citations about anatomical indicators of coronary dominance among swine(More)
INTRODUCTION Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine was introduced in the private market in Portugal in 2001, reaching over the years a moderately high coverage. In July 2015, it was included in the National Immunisation Program. The aim of this study was to characterize invasive pneumococcal disease in a pediatric hospital before universal use of the vaccine. (More)
INTRODUCTION This myelodysplastic syndromes are a heterogeneous entity characterized by dysplasia, hypercellular bone marrow, cytopenias and risk of transformation to acute leukaemia. Prognostic factors, such as bone marrow fibrosis, lactate dehydrogenase and 2-microglobulin elevation have been described, but treatment is mainly based in the International(More)
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