Sílvia Martins

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This study aims to evaluate whether a previously reported association between homozygosity for the 10-repeat allele of the dopamine transporter gene (10/10) and poor response to methylphenidate (MPH) would be replicated in a sample of Brazilian attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) boys. In a blind naturalistic study, 50 male ADHD youths were(More)
Cutis verticis gyrata (CVG) is a skin deformity characterised by excessive growth of the skin of the scalp, resulting in furrows and folds which are similar to gyri of the brain cortex. CVG can be classified into two forms: 'primary' (essential and non-essential) and 'secondary'. The primary non-essential type is associated with the neurological and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess whether weekend drug holidays during methylphenidate (MPH) administration would change the efficacy and tolerability to the medication in male children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). METHODS In a 28-day, double-blind study, children with diagnoses of ADHD were randomized to receive BID(More)
INTRODUCTION The association between the lack of exercise and prevalence of high blood pressure (HBP) is a well known fact. The non-pharmacological treatment for HBP includes regular aerobic exercise practicing. METHODS A total of 900 individuals, aged above 40, resident in Oporto, representing the 15 parishes of the city, were approached to answer a(More)
There is still some debate in the literature whether Attention-Deficit Disorder/Hyperactivity (ADHD) is best conceptualized as a biological disorder or if it is best understood as a cultural construct. This review aims to contribute to disentangle this issue assessing clinical and research data on ADHD in a complete diverse culture from a developing(More)
Spasticity is a clinical condition that has negative repercussions on function. A scale capable of quantifying the severity and impact of an injury is fundamental to the rehabilitation process. The objective of this study was to retest and validate the Santa Casa evaluation of spasticity scale, a descriptive assessment of activities of daily living,(More)
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