Patricia Andrade

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; aspirin and indomethacin) on the renal and antihypertensive effects of enalapril and nifedipine gastrointestinal therapeutic system (GITS) in patients with essential hypertension. DESIGN AND METHODS In a crossover study, 18 patients on an unrestricted-salt diet were(More)
Please cite this article as: Cardoso, H., Vale, A.M., Rodrigues, S., Gonçalves, R., Albuquerque, A., Pereira, P., Lopes, S., Silva, M., Andrade, P., Morais, R., Coelho, R., Macedo, G., High incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma following successful interferon-free antiviral therapy for hepatitis C associated cirrhosis, Journal of Hepatology (2016), doi:(More)
OBJECTIVES Crohn's disease (CD) induces cumulative structural damage, initially characterized by a non-stenosing non-penetrating behavior (B1) with progression over time to a fibro-stenosing (B2) and/or penetrating phenotype (B3). Our aim was to assess the long-term evolution of disease behavior of CD and determine what factors predict phenotype(More)
Dear Editor: Gastrointestinal hemangiomas and vascular malformations are uncommon benign vascular tumors that can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. They can be distributed throughout the intestinal digestive system or present as a single cavernous hemangioma/malformation, which is often located in the rectosigmoid region [1]. We report a case of(More)
Immunosuppressive treatments used in the management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, namely steroids, thiopurines and anti-TNF drugs, raise the risk of acquiring opportunistic infections. However, most of these infections are mild and self-limited, not requiring specific therapy or suspension of the immunosuppressors. We report a case of disseminated(More)
Introduction A significant portion of patients treated in emergency departments have nasal fracture. It is important that the otolaryngologist know how to treat such damage. Objectives To evaluate the effectiveness of nasal fracture reduction under local anesthesia and tolerance to the procedure. Methods Twenty-four patients treated in the emergency(More)
Glycogenic hepatopathy is a rare and under-recognized complication in long-standing poorly controlled type 1 diabetes mellitus patients. This is a distinct entity from other causes of hepatomegaly and elevated liver enzymes in diabetics, such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Glycogenic hepatopathy is characterized by the combination of poorly controlled(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic recurrence after surgery for Crohn's disease (CD) is high, and it has important prognostic value. Crohn's disease will recur in the majority of patients after surgery. Fecal calprotectin (FC) and lactoferrin (FL) have attracted interest in the postoperative setting for predicting relapse. We have evaluated the accuracy of FC and FL in(More)
Dear Editor: Tuberculosis (TB) is still a major health problem worldwide. In Western countries, the incidence of pulmonary TB has decreased, and extrapulmonary tuberculosis has become very rare with the introduction of effective antituberculous chemotherapy. Extra pulmonary TB accounts for less than 15 % of all cases, while the gastrointestinal location(More)