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Vol. 2. Issue 2.
Pages 31-68 (March - April 2017)
Public and patient participation in health policy, care and research
Cláudia de Freitas
Porto Biomed J. 2017;2:31-2
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Review article
Statins as anti-inflammatory agents: A potential therapeutic role in sight-threatening non-infectious uveitis
Rose Gilbert, Ahmed Al-Janabi, Oren Tomkins-Netzer, Sue Lightman
Porto Biomed J. 2017;2:33-9
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Original article
Quality of life after gastric sleeve and gastric bypass for morbid obesity
Gil Filipe Ramada Faria, Jorge Manuel Nunes Santos, Donald C. Simonson
Porto Biomed J. 2017;2:40-6

  • Quality-of-life measures improve as early as 3 months after bariatric surgery.

  • There is wide variability in reporting that renders direct comparisons difficult.

  • The available comparisons between RYGB and sleeve gastrectomy could not detect any difference.

  • Improvement in PRO measures might be related to weight loss.

  • Larger and better designed studies are required to achieve discrimination in PRO measures.

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Teaching and assessment of clinical communication skills: Lessons learned from a SWOT analysis of Portuguese Angolan and Mozambican Medical Education
Elizabete Loureiro, Maria Amélia Ferreira, Mário Fresta, Mamudo Ismail, Shakaib U. Rehman, Monica Broome
Porto Biomed J. 2017;2:47-58

  • CCS training lacks a formal structure with substantial variation of the teaching process.

  • The interviews promoted, amongst important stakeholders, a rise in awareness of this situation and how these skills can enhance the quality of clinical practice, encouraging curricular change.

  • A communication skills teaching model: CoSTProMed is suggested for curriculum integration.

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Prevalence of abacavir-associated hypersensitivity syndrome and HLA-B*5701 allele in a Portuguese HIV-positive population
Fabrícia Carolino, Natacha Santos, Carmela Piñeiro, Ana Sofia Santos, Pedro Soares, António Sarmento, Josefina Rodrigues Cernadas
Porto Biomed J. 2017;2:59-62
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Case report
Human infection by Pasteurella canis – A case report
Ana Faceira, Sara Póvoa, Pedro Souteiro, Filipa Ceia, Susana Ferreira
Porto Biomed J. 2017;2:63-5
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Acknowledgment to Reviewers
Porto Biomed J. 2017;2:66-7
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