Simões Torres

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Community-based real-world outcomes on effectiveness of antiviral therapies for chronic hepatitis B virus (CHB) in Asians are limited. Whether hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) loss correlates with undetectable virus and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) normalization on treatment or what predicts risk of seroreversion or detectable virus after stopping(More)
Primary Pulmonary Artery Sarcoma is a rare entity, which shares some clinical features with Thromboembolic Pulmonary Disease (TEPD), complicating differential diagnosis. The authors report a Clinical Case of a Primary Pulmonary Artery Sarcoma in a 59 years old man, admitted with a history of dyspnoea on exertion, chest pain and general symptoms. Chest(More)
The body of published work on the role of exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) in the study of bronchial inflammation allows it to be classed as a simple, non-invasive measurement that is very useful in evaluating asthmatic patients. During a prospective study into the effects of air pollution on the health of the population of Viseu (Saud'AR Project), children with(More)
This study was carried out on two groups of patients treated at the José de San Martín Clinical Hospital. One group was composed of 82 HIV-seropositive patients with no signs of diarrhea, and another one of 300 patients, not suspected of HIV infection, was considered as "control population". Stool samples were collected from each patient and examined for(More)
Lower lung lobe tuberculosis is less common than the classical radiological forms of pulmonary tuberculosis. However this radiological presentation has a particular relevance in patients with some associated pathological conditions, such as diabetes mellitus, HIV infection and chronic alcoholism. We make a review of this entity in reference to an(More)
Authors report results of the study of a series of rheumatic heart disease in 34 children between three and 14 years old, followed-up from one month to 14 years (mean six years and six months), and another one of 14 adults operated because of cardiac sequelae, in whom the average age was 48. The most significant results are: more common in autumn-winter(More)
Zinc and copper status was evaluated in nineteen children with chronic diarrhea. An intestinal biopsy suggested that eight of these patients had celiac disease and eleven suffered chronic diarrhea without malabsorption and had normal villi or minimal changes. They were studied for malabsorption and compared with two control groups consisting of nineteen(More)
Zinc and copper levels were determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometry, in the hair and plasma of 81 Chilean infants of both sexes, comprised within an age range of two to 36 months, after routine clinical examination at a Peripheral Health Service. The children were eutrophic, free from chronic pathologies, and their birth weights were over 2,500(More)
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