Paulo Torres

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For conventional cyclic-prefix (CP)-assisted block transmission systems, the CP length is selected on the basis of the expected maximum delay spread. With regard to single-carrier (SC)-based block transmission implementations, a full-length CP is recommendable, since it allows good performances through the use of simple frequency-domain equalization (FDE)(More)
For conventional CP-assisted (Cyclic Prefix) block transmission systems, the CP length is selected on the basis of the expected maximum delay spread. With regard to SC-based (Single Carrier) block transmission implementations, a full-length CP is recommendable, since it allows good performances through the use of simple FDE (Frequency-Domain Equalization)(More)
Tropical coastal ecosystems, such as mangroves, have a great ecological and socioeconomic importance for adjacent systems and local populations, but intensive environmental impact monitoring is still lacking, mainly in East Africa. This study evaluated the potential anthropogenic disturbance on Palaemon concinnus population structure and fitness. Palaemon(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the motor function of the esophagus in patients with chronic caustic esophagitis. We evaluated 7 patients between 2 and 10 years of age, who had ingested caustics between 15 months and 3 years of age. The method we used was radiology with fluoroscopy vision and manometry. There was no correlation between(More)
PURPOSE Evaluation of the impact of liver transplantation in the natural history of ocular disorders in familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP) amyloidosis TTR V30M related (ATTR V30M) patients. DESIGN A clinical, retrospective and cross-sectional study of 64 Portuguese FAP ATTR V30M patients was carried out between January 2005 and December 2011. (More)
Liver transplanted patients with familial amyloidosis (FAP) patients develop earlier presbyopia due to the deposition of amyloid on the anterior capsule of the lens. Despite normal visual acuity of 20/20 Snellen chart, some patients reported complaints of impaired vision. The aim of this study is to investigate the visual spatial contrast sensitivity in(More)
For conventional cyclic prefix (CP)-assisted single-carrier/frequency-domain equalization (SC/FDE) implementations, as well as for orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) implementations, the CP length is known to be selected on the basis of the expected maximum delay spread. Next, the data block size can be chosen to be large enough to minimize(More)
In many transplantation centers domino liver transplantation is an established procedure, increasing the number of available liver grafts. Increasingly, grafts from familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP) patients are used. Ocular involvement is a well known manifestation of FAP, and can be vision-threatening. The aim of this study was to evaluate the(More)
PURPOSE Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP) patients. Erythropoietin (EPO) is a cytokine that has been shown to play a role in neuroprotection and is endogenously produced in the eye. EPO levels in the aqueous humor are increased in eyes with glaucoma. In this study, we evaluated the EPO(More)
The usefulness of a new pediatric duodenoscope PJF in the diagnosis of neonatal cholestasis was studied in 23 infants with ages ranging from 19 to 150 days. In 22 of 23 infants the papilla was cannulated. In 13 of 14 neonates (93%) with neonatal hepatitis, the common bile duct was opacified and biliary atresia was excluded. In one of two neonates with(More)