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Vol. 1. Issue 4.
Pages 127-154 (September - October 2016)
Editorial
Exercise, Asthma and the Olympics: A 2000-year-old tale
Stefano Del Giacco
Porto Biomed J. 2016;1:127-8

  • Two separated phenotypes of Exercise-Induced-Asthma exist

  • Olympic Athletes have won more medals than their non-asthmatic peers

  • Competitive swimmers show an increased asthma prevalence

  • Asthmatics have no limitations in sports practice if they receive adequate medical treatment

  • Aerobic exercise programs are beneficial for asthmatics and should be included in asthma action plans

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Rostrum
Relevance of peroxynitrite formation and 3-nitrotyrosine on spermatozoa physiology
Daniel Filipe Cruz, Margarida Fardilha
Porto Biomed J. 2016;1:129-35

  • Male fertility decline has been attributed, in part, to increased oxidative stress.

  • Here we will focus on spermatozoa ROS, namely O2•−, NO and ONOO and their contribution to protein tyrosine nitration, namely by 3-NT formation.

  • An in depth review will be made on the methods used to detect protein oxidation.

  • Detecting 3-NT in sperm proteins will have a crucial clinical impact, namely on the follow up of anti-oxidant therapies.

Open access
Original article
Parkinson's Disease and development of levodopa induced motor complications: Influence of baseline features and first medical approach
Alexandra Sofia Rua Rafael, Joselina Maria Pinto Barbosa, Maria José Silva Leão Rosas, Maria Carolina Lobo Almeida Garrett
Porto Biomed J. 2016;1:136-41
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Indoor air quality and atopic sensitization in primary schools: A follow-up study
João Cavaleiro Rufo, Joana Madureira, Inês Paciência, Lívia Aguiar, João Paulo Teixeira, André Moreira, Eduardo de Oliveira Fernandes
Porto Biomed J. 2016;1:142-6

  • The SINPHONIE guidelines were successful in reducing PM2.5 and PM10 in schools.

  • The schools failed to reduce the levels of other IAQ pollutants.

  • No significant changes were observed in the prevalence of atopy.

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Cultural adaptation and validation of the Portuguese End of Life Spiritual Comfort Questionnaire in Palliative Care patients
Sara Maria Oliveira Pinto, Sílvia Maria Alves Caldeira Berenguer, José Carlos Amado Martins, Katharine Kolcaba
Porto Biomed J. 2016;1:147-52
Open access
Images in biomedicine
Cerebral and hepatic hydatid disease
André Costa-Pinho, Manuel António Oliveira, Luís Afonso Graça, José Costa-Maia
Porto Biomed J. 2016;1:153-4
Open access
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