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This study intended to investigate walking economy (WE) in response to different treadmill speeds and grades in adults with Down syndrome (DS) and in non-disabled controls. Eighteen participants (14 males; 4 females) with DS (33.6+/-7.6 years) and 16 non-disabled (12 males, 4 females) controls (33.3+/-8.0 years) performed submaximal (2.5 km . h (-1) and 4… (More)
Thyroid carcinoma is a rare disease in children. Much rare its presentation with pulmonary metastases is. We here report a recent case in 12 years-old girl. We make a review of recommended treatment and the prognosis.
UNLABELLED The incidence of empyema thoracis in children seems to be increasing. The objective [corrected] of this study is to propose a rational initial treatment of parapneumonic effusions in order to reduce hospital stay and late-stage empyema complications. Medical records of 33 children presenting parapneumonic effusions who required any surgical… (More)
We report an infant with the diagnosis of Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation. He was operated and we found an abnormal systemic blood supply associated in that lobe. We make a review of the literature, and we make a distinction between this rare combination and others like pseudo pulmonary sequestration, or Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation… (More)
We report a recent case of small bowel atresia and biliary atresia in a newborn. We describe the management of the patient and we make a revision of the literature. Only 13 cases have been found, that confirms that this association is extraordinary rare.
The adaptive behavior construct has gained prominent attention in human services over the last several years in Portugal, and its measurement has become an integral part of the assessment of populations with intellectual disability. In Portugal, diagnosis remains exclusively based on IQ measures, although some attention recently has been given to the… (More)
There have been few reports of Barrett's esophagus associated with chemotherapy in children. We report the case of a 3-year-old patient diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who developed Barrett's esophagus after BMF-90 chemotherapeutic regimen. A stricture appeared as a complication of Barrett's metaplasia and Nissen fundoplication was performed.… (More)