Reis Ferreira

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BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a commonly reported cause of death and associated with smoking. However, COPD mortality is high in poor countries with low smoking rates. Spirometric restriction predicts mortality better than airflow obstruction, suggesting that the prevalence of restriction could explain mortality rates attributed(More)
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive neuronal loss in the cerebellum and associated structures, leading to cerebellar ataxia, dysarthria and dysphagia. Additional non-cerebellar symptoms are present at variable frequencies, including visual impairment affecting 83% of patients(More)
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