Acta médica portuguesa (Acta Med Port)

Publisher: Ordem dos Médicos (Portugal); SPARC (Organization), Ordem dos Médicos

Journal description

Current impact factor: 0.28

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 0.281
2012 Impact Factor 0.151
2011 Impact Factor 0.091
2010 Impact Factor 0.256

Impact factor over time

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5-year impact 0.00
Cited half-life 0.00
Immediacy index 0.00
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.00
Website Acta Medica Portuguesa website
Other titles Acta médica portuguesa (Online), Acta médica portuguesa
ISSN 0870-399X
OCLC 265249556
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Ordem dos Médicos

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  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Background: Autonomic nervous system dysfunction is commonly seen in multiple sclerosis patients and should be explored in the routine evaluation. Composite Autonomic Symptom Score questionnaire was validated as a self-assessment instrument of autonomic symptoms. Objectives: Determine the frequency of autonomic symptoms in multiple sclerosis patients through a Portuguese version of Composite Autonomic Symptom Score; compare questionnaire results between patients and a control group; assess the feasibility of this questionnaire application in multiple sclerosis Portuguese patients. Material and Methods: This case-control study used a Portuguese translated version of Composite Autonomic Symptom Score to determine the frequency of autonomic symptoms in multiple sclerosis patients. Results: One-hundred and three relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients – median age 41 years, median disease duration 6 years, median EDSS score 1 - and 80 healthy subjects were included. Alterations in autonomic function were reported in 97.1% of the cases, with statistical significance in orthostatic intolerance and gastrointestinal domain scores. Nevertheless, the difference between multiple sclerosis patients (41.7%) without confounding factors that could interfere with autonomic dysfunction (i.e. comorbidities or medications) and controls showed no statistical significance. Discussion: Our results may be related to the short disease duration, young age and lowdisability status of our patients unaffected by confounding factors. The questionnaire was not designed specifically for multiple sclerosis and it may not be as sensible to early autonomic symptoms as to more severe manifestations. Conclusions: Further studies are needed to achieve more robust results, validate this questionnaire and assess its application in multiple sclerosis patients in Portugal. Keywords: Autonomic Nervous System; Multiple Sclerosis; Portugal; Questionnaires.
    Acta médica portuguesa 02/2015; 28(1):51-55.
  • Acta médica portuguesa 12/2014; 27(6):675-676.
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    ABSTRACT: Introdução: As hipodensidades da substância branca de provável etiologia vascular, são uma causa importante de morbilidade, condicionando deterioração cognitiva. No entanto, numerosas dúvidas persistem quanto à sua fisiopatologia. O objectivo deste estudo é clarificar o papel da aterosclerose carotídea e outros factores de risco vascular no desenvolvimento das hipodensidades da substância branca de provável etiologia vascular. Material e Métodos: Realizou-se uma avaliação imagiológica, por tomografia computadorizada crânio-encefálica e ecografia carotídea, com menos de um mês de intervalo. Procedeu-se à recolha de informação sobre os factores de risco vascular. Determinámos associações independentes entre hipodensidades da substância branca de provável etiologia vascular, espessura da íntima média carotídea, estenose carotídea ateromatosa e factores de risco vascular. Resultados: Foram incluídos 472 doentes, idade média de 67,32 (DP: 14.75), 274 (58,1%) sexo masculino. Os preditores independentes da hipodensidades da substância branca de provável etiologia vascular foram: idade (OR: 1,067, 95% IC: 1,049 – 1,086, p < 0,001) e a hipertensão (OR: 1,726, 95% IC: 1,097 – 2,715, p = 0,018). Não foi encontrada uma associação entre a espessura da intima média carotídea (OR: 2,613, 95% IC: 0,886 – 7,708, p = 0,082) ou grau de estenose carotídea (OR: 1,021, 95% IC: 0,785 – 1,328, p = 0,877) e hipodensidades da substância branca de provável etiologia vascular. Discussão: Dos diversos factores de risco analisados, apenas a idade e hipertensão se associaram de forma independente às hipodensidades da substância branca de provável etiologia vascular. Não foi encontrada uma relação entre a aterosclerose extracraniana, expressa pela espessura do complexo intima-média ou grau de estenose, com o desenvolvimento de hipodensidades da substância branca de provável etiologia vascular. Sendo a aterosclerose um fenómeno sistémico, estes achados sugerem que as hipodensidades da substância branca de provável etiologia vascular, tenham um mecanismo alternativo ou concorrente à aterosclerose no seu desenvolvimento. Conclusão: Os dados deste estudo, sugerem que a idade e hipertensão sejam os principais factores de risco no desenvolvimento de hipodensidades da substância branca de provável etiologia vascular. Não foi encontrada uma associação independente entre a aterosclerose carotídea e as hipodensidades da substância branca de provável etiologia vascular.
    Acta médica portuguesa 09/2014; 27(5):581-586.
  • Acta médica portuguesa 01/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Sarcopenia is characterized by a progressive generalized decrease of skeletal muscle mass, strength and function with aging. Recently, the genetic determination has been associated with muscle mass and muscle strength in elderly. These two phenotypes of risk are the most commonly recognized and studied for sarcopenia, with heritability ranging from 30 to 85% for muscle strength and 45-90% for muscle mass. It is well known that the development and maintenance of muscle mass in early adulthood reduces the risk of developing sarcopenia and leads to a healthy aging. For that reason it seems important to identify which genetic factors interact with aging and in particular with the musculoskeletal response to exercise in such individuals. This review is designed to summarize the most important and representative studies about the possible association between certain genetic polymorphisms and muscle phenotypes in older populations. Also we will focuses on nutrition and some concerns associated with aging, including the role that exercise can have on reducing the negative effects of this phenomenon. Some results are inconsistent between studies and more replication studies underlying sarcopenia are needed, with larger samples and with different life cycles, particularly in the type and level of physical activity throughout life. In future we believe that further progress in understanding the genetic etiology and the metabolic pathways will provide valuable information on important biological mechanisms underlying the muscle physiology. This will enable better recognition of individuals at higher risk and the ability to more adequately address this debilitating condition.
    Acta médica portuguesa 01/2013; (in press).
  • Acta médica portuguesa 11/2012;