Sofia Silvério Serra

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BACKGROUND Transfusion of allogeneic blood influences outcome after surgery. Despite widespread availability of transfusion guidelines, transfusion practices might vary among physicians, departments, hospitals and countries. Our aim was to determine the amount of packed red blood cells (pRBC) and blood products transfused intraoperatively, and to describe(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)
OBJECTIVE To update the recommendations for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) with biological therapies, endorsed by the Portuguese Society of Rheumatology (SPR). METHODS These treatment recommendations were formulated by Portuguese rheumatologists based on literature evidence and consensus opinion. At a national meeting the 10 recommendations(More)
Interstitial lung disease occurs in up to 25% of patients with Sjögren's syndrome and 2% - 8 % of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Corticosteroid therapy remains the main treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus. However, it can be associated with several neuropsychiatric disorders especially with prednisolone at a dose of more than 40 mg/day.(More)
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