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OBJECTIVES To describe HIV testing behaviour and context of MSM in Portugal participating in the European MSM Internet Survey (EMIS). METHODS Data for the Portuguese sample were extracted and those for 5187 participants were analysed. Multivariate logistic regression models were fitted to quantify the association between participants' characteristics and(More)
PURPOSE Newly diagnosed HIV infections among men who have sex with men (MSM) are rising in many European countries. Surveillance tools must be tailored to the current state of the epidemic, and include decentralised prospective monitoring of HIV incidence and behavioural changes in key populations. In this scenario, an open prospective cohort study was(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective radiographical study of sagittal standing posture among adults consecutively recruited from the general population. OBJECTIVE To analyze the relation of suboptimal sagittal standing posture with back pain and health-related quality of life in general adult males and females. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Clinical studies have(More)
In view of the close relationship of Portugal with African countries, particularly former Portuguese colonies, the diagnosis of malaria is not a rare thing. When a traveller returns ill from endemic areas, malaria should be the number one suspect. World Health Organization treatment guidelines recommend that adults with severe malaria should be admitted to(More)
OBJECTIVES Osteoporotic hip fractures (HF) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality with increasing familial, social and economic repercussions. The objectives of this paper were to evaluate the status vitae at 6 and 12 months of a cohort of patients with an osteoporotic HF and the risk factors for 12-month mortality as well as to evaluate the(More)
Metabolic responses to exercise differ between Andalusian horses and other breeds, although changes in plasma muscle enzymes have not been reported and most useful information is obtained from animals subjected to different training programmes. The objectives of this study were to 1) describe the changes in plasma enzymes during exercise in different horse(More)
INTRODUCTION The objective of this study was to develop a Portuguese version of the World Health Organization fracture risk assessment tool (FRAX®). METHODS All cases of hip fracture occurred at or after 40 years of age were extracted from the Portuguese National Hospital Discharge Register from 2006 to 2010. Age and sex-ranked population estimates and(More)
BACKGROUND Fracture healing is orchestrated by a specific set of events that culminates in the repair of bone and reachievement of its biomechanical properties. The aim of our work was to study the sequence of gene expression events involved in inflammation and bone remodeling occurring in the early phases of callus formation in osteoporotic patients. (More)
The mycobacterial response was evaluated for patients with Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (MAC) bacteremia treated with a quadruple regimen of rifabutin, clofazimine, isoniazid, and ethambutol. Mycobacteremia was cleared in 22 of 25 patients who received this regimen, and 18 patients experienced complete resolution of symptoms associated with(More)
AIM To evaluate the potential role of age, sex, body mass index (BMI), radiographic features and pain in knee osteoarthritis (OA) case ascertainment. METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed using information from the EPIPorto cohort; social, demographic, behavioral and clinical data was obtained. Pain was assessed using a pain frequency score(More)