Rui Fernando

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Although polycystic ovary syndrome is associated with hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, and insulin resistance, mortality from cerebrovascular disease is not increased. We previously reported lower downstream resistance in the internal carotid artery in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. This study was designed to assess vascular reactivity by measuring the(More)
Background: Scrapie is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) that affects sheep flocks and goat herds. The transfer of animals or groups of these between sheep farms is associated with increased numbers of infected animals and with the susceptibility or the resistance to natural or classical scrapie form. Although several aspects linked to the(More)
iii iv Acknowledgements I wish to acknowledge with much gratitude the guidance and inspiration of my thesis advisor, Dr. Sergio Zerbini, and the warm hospitality of the Laboratorio di Fisica Teorica at the Università degli Studi di Trento. I would like to thank the precious contribution of Dra. Isabel Lopes without which this project wouldn't be(More)
There is wide variability in the methods of follow up of patients with colorectal cancer. For the majority of patients follow up comprises regular clinical assessment and measurement of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) with interval colonoscopy. Regular CT examinations will additionally detect distant disease such as liver and pulmonary metastases as well as(More)
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