Pedro Barros

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PURPOSE To compare the mydriatic efficacy and cardiovascular safety of the mydriatic options. METHODS This was a prospective randomized analysis of 90 eyes submitted to senile cataract surgery. Group A (30 eyes) included topical mydriasis, group B (30 eyes) included mydriasis with the ophthalmic insert (Mydriasert), and group C (30 eyes) included(More)
BACKGROUND Anti-NMDAR encephalitis is an increasingly described clinical entity in children, comprising 40% of all cases. We present a case of super-refractory status epilepticus secondary to anti-NMDAR encephalitis treated with emergent resective surgery. CASE STUDY A 7 years-old boy presented with progressive abnormal irritability. On the day after(More)
UNLABELLED In 2002, Spring et al reported a family with an autosomal dominant form of hereditary sensory neuropathy; patients also presented adult onset of gastroesophageal reflux and cough. Since then, no further families have been described. OBJECTIVE To study a new Portuguese family with these characteristics. METHOD To describe the clinical and(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies analyzing the month of birth (MOB) of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and the risk of the disease have been published; as a whole, MS patients were found to be predominantly born in spring months, leading to the current assumption that MOB is somewhat related to the risk of MS. OBJECTIVE Estimate the risk of MS by MOB in a(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system. Although MS has been known since the 19th century, cognitive impairment (CI) was only recognised as an important feature of MS over the past 30 years. The reason is that, until recently, MS was perceived exclusively as a white matter disease, and(More)
INTRODUCTION Neurovascular ultrasound is a non-invasive, portable and fast imaging method that, when performed by an experienced neurosonologist, offers reliable and reproducible information on the morphological and hemodynamic status of cervical and intracranial vessels. AIM To review the available evidence regarding the use of this tool in the approach(More)
Parkinsonian features have been described in patients with POLG1 mutations. Notwithstanding, the clinical expression has been revealed heterogeneous and the response to dopaminergic treatment has been document in few cases. We aim to describe the longitudinal clinical features and the treatment response of three unrelated patients with neurodegenerative(More)