Rosália Fonseca

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BACKGROUND Hyperplastic polyposis (HP) is a rare condition characterized by the presence of multiple hyperplastic polyps in the colon, which has been associated to an increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). Guidelines for management of this disease remain, so far, undefined. AIMS To evaluate, in symptomatic patients with HP, phenotypic characteristics(More)
A higher risk of suicidal attempt after subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) for Parkinson's disease (PD) has been consistently reported. We retrospectively analyzed 3 PD patients with suicide attempts after STN-DBS. All patients had normal pre- and immediate postoperative psychopathological and cognitive evaluations, with STN-DBS yielding a(More)
At a time when health is being recognized as more than just avoiding death, age and comorbidity are becoming increasingly important aspects of chronic disease. Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE) is probably one of the best paradigms of modern chronic disease, sitting at the crossroads of numerous somatic health problems, immune activation, depression, pain,(More)
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), although less common than Alzheimer's, constitutes a significant percentage of the degenerative dementias, making up 8 to 17% of patients who die with dementia before the age of 70. Several clinical presentations have been described for many authors, which are included in classical behaviour disorder of frontal lobe dementia(More)
Parkinson's disease is a progressive degenerative disease of the central nervous system frequently becoming motor disabling. Deep brain stimulation is one more therapeutic option. The authors describe the different steps of this therapeutic procedure with detail on imaging protocol to the precise and exact targeting of subthalamic nucleus. MR and CT imaging(More)
We present the case of a 26-day-old female in whom left aortic arch with right-sided descending aorta occurred. The previously healthy newborn baby was found dead on her bed. This anomaly is very uncommon and its clinical presentation as sudden death is also exceptional with only a few cases having been reported in the literature. The pathological findings(More)
Data from elderly suicides was obtained from two previous studies of community suicides in two localities of Northern Spain, namely, Oviedo between 1983 and 1990, and Gijón between 1975 and 1986. Data from the two localities were obtained by the revision of court register cases. A retrospective study on elderly suicide (over 60 years of age) was carried(More)
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