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2011Back to the futureCowper-Coles, SherandarticleopenAccess
2015BACKGROUND: Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis (AR) are two chronic inflammatory diseases that are often concomitant. The Control of Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Test (CARAT) was developed to evaluate the control of these diseases from the patients' perspective. Its performance in asthma patients without AR has not been previously studied. AIM: To test the hypothesis that CARAT can be used to assess asthma control in patients with asthma and without AR. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 3 primary healthcare centres in Northern Portugal. Adult patients identified in the Electronic Patient Record with a diagnosis of asthma were invited to participate. CARAT was used to assess asthma control and Asthma Control Test (ACT) as a comparator. The associations between asthma patients without AR (AsAR) and with AR (AwAR) were analyzed with Spearman correlation. Additionally, Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve analysis, summarized by Area Under the Curve (AUC), was used to assess performance of CARAT for screening asthma that was not well-controlled. RESULTS: A total of 103 asthma patients completed the study, 64 (62%) had AwAR and in 87 (85%) asthma was not well-controlled. We observed a strong correlation between CARAT and ACT scores (r=0.734) in all asthma patients and in both groups: AsAR (r=0.737) and AwAR (r=0.843). ROC curve demonstrated CARAT as having a good discriminative power for both AsAR and AwAR groups (AUC=0.894 and 0.946, respectively). CONCLUSION: These initial results suggest that CARAT has a good discriminative performance, similar to other asthma control assessment tools, for asthma patients with and without AR.Riaz, M; Certal, V; Nigam, G; Abdullatif, J; Zaghi, S; Kushida, CA; Camacho, MarticleopenAccess
2013Bacterial cellulose membranes as drug delivery systems: An in vivo skin compatibility studyAlmeida, IF; Pereira, T; Silva, NH; Gomes, FP; Silvestre, AJ; Freire, CS; Sousa-Lobo, JM; Costa, PCarticleopenAccess
2009A banda pop em sala de aula: uma proposta de metodologia em educação musicalXavier, CarlosarticleopenAccess
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2004Base Política e Jurídica da “Operação Liberdade Iraquiana” e a Necessidade de Auto-preservação do Estado LiberalDelgado, José Manuel PinaarticleopenAccess
Jan-2012Baseline susceptibility of primary HIV-2 to entry inhibitorsBorrego, Pedro; Calado, Rita; Marcelino, José M; Bártolo, Inês; Rocha, Cheila; Cavaco-Silva, Patrícia; Doroana, Manuela; Antunes, Francisco; Maltez, Fernando; Caixas, Umbelina; Barroso, Helena; Taveira, NunoarticleopenAccess
1989As Bases Conceptuais do Ensino e da Investigação no ExércitoRavara, Rui de FariaarticleopenAccess
2001Bases de dados relacionais nas actividades de marketing de pequenas empresas enquanto instrumento de fidelização de clientes: seu potencial e princípios orientadoresSilveira, Paulo DuartearticleopenAccess
1981Bases e Prioridades da Política Relativa à Emigração e às Comunidades PortuguesasAguiar, Maria ManuelaarticleopenAccess
2008O benefício da profissionalização das Forças ArmadasCardoso, AntónioarticleopenAccess
2014Benign acute childhood myositis: an alarming condition with an excellent prognosis!Almeida Santos, J; Albuquerque, C; Lito, D; Cunha, FarticleopenAccess
Dec-2010Biblioteca do Conhecimento Online (b-on): seis anos de acesso à informação científicaCosta, TeresaarticleopenAccess
Mar-2007Biblioteca do Conhecimento Online: pela construção da Sociedade do ConhecimentoCosta, TeresaarticleopenAccess
2006De Bienes de la Nación a Monumentos Nacionales. Romanticismo y patrimonio arquitectónico en PortugalMaia, Maria Helenaarticle-
1994Bilateral and multilateral security relations in the former Soviet UnionClark, SusanarticleopenAccess
2008Bilingual Terminology Extraction based on Translation PatternsSimões, Alberto; Almeida, José JoãoarticleopenAccess
Aug-2015Bioethical perspectives for ageing: the documents produced by the Ethics CouncilsNunes, LucíliaarticleopenAccess
Jul-2013Bioética e fim de vida: princípios éticos: a intervenção do enfermeiro no fim de vida.Silva, Rúben AlexandrearticleopenAccess
Apr-2014Bleeding and starving: fasting and delayed refeeding after upper gastrointestinal bleedingFonseca, Jorge; Meira, Tânia; Nunes, Ana; Santos, Carla AdrianaarticleopenAccess