Paulino Sousa

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INTRODUCTION The release of a new bare metal stent (BMS), the Presillion stent, whose main innovative feature is its reduced strut thickness, has created expectations that it may reduce neointimal proliferation and consequently lower the restenosis rate. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety profile of Presillion stent implantation in an(More)
Introduction: The nursing process has been introduced over 50 years ago and has evolved over the years, however, it still struggles to truly become part of the nursing day to day practice in many hospitals. There have been several studies conducted describing the introduction of standardised languages in particular in conjunction with electronic systems in(More)
The use of technology to support information produced by nurses, especially information and communication technologies, is a current reality, but the proliferation of different statements of nursing diagnosis has made it more difficult for the production of indicators, hindering semantic interoperability of data. This study analyzed all statements of(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES The aim of the present paper was to report trends in coronary angioplasty for the treatment of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in Portugal. METHODS Prospective multicenter data from the Portuguese National Registry of Interventional Cardiology (RNCI) and official data from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS)(More)
The need for accessibility to information is growing for all those involved in the process of care. On the one hand, it is observed that clients’ participation in making their own health decisions is growing; at the same time, healthcare professionals demand that clinical information be present at the time and place it is most needed, regardless of its(More)
The use of primary angioplasty in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), as opposed to fibrinolysis, is well established, as long as performed by an experienced team. The benefits are "time-dependent", hense the rational for the sentence "Time is Muscle". It is very important to assess the time factor, mainly if the therapeutic option is(More)
Formation of coronary artery aneurysms in the setting of systemic inflammatory conditions is rare but has been described. We report a case of severe aneurysmal coronary artery disease leading to an acute coronary event in a patient with ulcerative colitis. A 67-year-old Caucasian man with a medical history of ulcerative colitis and hypertension presented(More)
Congenital anomalies of the coronary arteries are uncommon and can present a diagnostic challenge. The authors present the case of a patient with recurrent chest pain during exertion admitted for acute coronary syndrome. Coronary angiography revealed no coronary lesions but showed that the right coronary artery originated from the anterolateral aortic wall,(More)