Teresa C Maia

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PURPOSE Death at the beginning of life is tragic but not uncommon in neonatal intensive care units. In Portugal, few studies have examined the circumstances surrounding the final moments of neonates. We evaluated the care given to neonates and their families in terminal situations and the changes that had occurred one decade later. DESIGN AND METHODS We(More)
OBJECTIVES This report characterizes pathways to first psychiatric admission and describes their relationship to patients' sociodemographic and clinical features. METHODS Eighty-four patients consecutively admitted for the first time in 2009-2010 to a Lisbon district psychiatric department were interviewed. Associations between pathways and clinical and(More)
A child living in the Brazilian Amazon region who had had vivax malaria at the age of 11 months was admitted three months later with a history of progressive dyspnoea and fever, which culminated in respiratory distress and severe dilated cardiomyopathy at hospital admission in a malaria-free area. She received treatment for cardiac insufficiency and was(More)
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