Sílvia Fernandes

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We are witnessing the need for a quick and intelligent reaction from organizations to the level and speed of change in business processes. The arising problems can be: from wrong lasting information; systems not fully used or explored; slow reaction to change; etc. This requires two main confluent action methods: people to synchronize their visions, ideas(More)
We have compared three methods for the detection and quantification of coliforms and E. coli in fish: the conventional three-tube MNP method (APHA), the Simplate Method and the Petrifilm Method. Thirty samples of the tilapia's external surface (skin, gills and fin) produced in an artificial pond were collected. Samples were processed individually in(More)
In the last few decades, thousands of patients have benefited from platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapies, emerging as a safe alternative in many different medical fields. Current evidence suggests that PRP may be of benefit over standard treatment in osteoarthritis patients and, in the musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries potential healing effects are(More)
INTRODUCTION Infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in systemic inflammatory rheumatic diseases and the management of infectious complications in patients under biological therapies deserves particular attention. OBJECTIVE Develop evidence-based recommendations for the management of infections in rheumatic patients receiving biological(More)
Accounting for 2.2-4.7% of all tuberculosis cases in Europe and USA and around 10-15% of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis cases, osteoarticular tuberculosis tends to be chronic, slowly progressive and destructive. We report the case of an 81-year-old male with 3 weeks of progressively worsening pain, swelling and limited range of motion of the left knee. A knee(More)
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