Luis Filipe Azevedo, MD, PhD - Department of Community Medicine, Information and Health Decision Sciences (MEDCIDS), Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto - Professor

Luis Filipe Azevedo

MD, PhD

Department of Community Medicine, Information and Health Decision Sciences (MEDCIDS), Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto

Professor

Porto, Porto | Portugal

Main Specialties: Epidemiology, Pain Medicine, Statistics

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Luis Filipe Azevedo, MD, PhD - Department of Community Medicine, Information and Health Decision Sciences (MEDCIDS), Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto - Professor

Luis Filipe Azevedo

MD, PhD

Introduction

Luís Filipe Ribeiro de Azevedo, MD PhD
Department of Community Medicine, Information and Health Decision Sciences (MEDCIDS) & Center for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS), Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Portugal. Rua Dr. Plácido da Costa, s/n, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal. E-mail: lazevedo@med.up.pt

I am currently an assistant professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP), Portugal, in the Department of Community Medicine, Information and Health Decision Sciences (MEDCIDS). I am also a principal investigator and head of the research group “Evidence-Based Decision-Making, Research Synthesis and Health Technology Assessment” (EvidenS&HTA) at the Centre for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS).
I graduated as a Medical Doctor in 2001, at FMUP, and completed my General Medicine Internship in 2003, at Hospital São João, Porto. I started my post-graduate education in Research Methods, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Erasmus Medical Centre – Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in 2003-2005. I obtained a Post-Graduate Specialty Diploma in Probability and Statistics at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, in 2006-2007. I completed with honours my examination of Scientific and Educational Abilities (academic master equivalent), at FMUP, in 2008, with a dissertation about Medical Decision Analysis, Cost-Effectiveness and Evidence Synthesis. I completed with honours my PhD in Clinical and Health Services Research at FMUP in 2013, with a thesis about the Epidemiology and Impact of Chronic Pain.
My major research interests and areas of expertise are: Clinical and Health Services Research, Evidence Based Decision-Making, Evidence Synthesis – Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis, Biostatistics, Clinical Epidemiology, Health Technology Assessment, Decision Analysis and Economic Evaluation; with a particular interest in the clinical areas of Pain Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases.
Although my primary appointments are as professor and researcher at FMUP and CINTESIS, as additional appointments, I am currently a clinical research methodology expert in the Methodologists Panel of The European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN). I am also currently a Health Technology Assessment expert as member of the Evaluators Panel in the Portuguese National Health Technology Assessment Agency. I am currently member of the Board of the Portuguese National Observatory of Pain – NOPain. I am a founding member of the Cochrane Portugal, the Portuguese Branch of the Cochrane Collaboration, and Director of the future Porto Associate Centre of Cochrane Portugal. I am a consultant at the Portuguese Northern Pharmacovigilance Unit. I was a consultant of the Portuguese Northern Regional Pharmacy and Therapy Commission, from 2005 to 2011.
I currently teach the following courses in the Medical Graduate Degree at FMUP: “Biostatistics, Information and Decision Analysis I and II”, “Introduction to Biomedical Research” and “Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis”. At the post-graduation level, I am responsible for teaching the following courses in the PhD program in Clinical and Health Services Research (PDICSS) and the MSc program in Evidence and Decision in Health (MEDS) at FMUP: “Clinical Research Methods”, “Health Technology Assessment”, “Evidence Synthesis – Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis”, “Cost-Effectiveness and Decision Analysis”. I am also part of the faculty of the Post-Graduate Program in Pain Medicine at FMUP, where I teach the course on “Clinical Research Methods and Pain Epidemiology”. I am currently the Director of the MSc program in Evidence and Decision in Health and Director of the Advanced Post-Graduate Program in Clinical and Health Services Research at FMUP.
I am currently supervising several MSc and PhD students and I have been involved in more than 12 funded research projects.

Primary Affiliation: Department of Community Medicine, Information and Health Decision Sciences (MEDCIDS), Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto - Porto, Porto , Portugal

Specialties:

Metrics

Number of Publications

47

Publications

Number of Profile Views

352

Profile Views

Number of Article Reads

175

Reads

Number of Citations

102

Citations

Education

Jan 2008 - Jan 2013
Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical and Health Services Research
Jan 2007 - Jan 2008
Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto
Scientific and Pedagogical Examination Diploma (MSc equivalent) with a dissertation on Evidence Synthesis, Medical Decision Making and Cost-Effectivenes Analysis
Jan 2006 - Jan 2007
Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
Postgraduate Diploma in Probability and Statistics
Jan 1995 - Jan 2001
Faculty of Medicine - University of Porto
Medical Doctor (MD)

Experience

Jan 2004 - Jan 2004
Centre for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS), University of Porto
Professor and Principal Researcher
Jan 2001 - Jan 2001
Department of Community Medicine, Information and Health Decision Sciences (MEDCIDS), Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto
Professor and Principal Researcher

Publications

47Publications

175Reads

102PubMed Central Citations

Prediction of clinical outcomes in individuals with chronic low back pain: a protocol for a systematic review with meta-analysis.

Syst Rev 2018 Oct 2;7(1):149. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

OBSERVDOR - Centro Nacional de Observação em Dor / NOPain - National Observatory for Pain, Porto, Portugal.

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October 2018

Portuguese Version of the Pain Beliefs and Perceptions Inventory: A Multicenter Validation Study.

Pain Pract 2017 07 30;17(6):808-819. Epub 2016 Dec 30.

National Observatory of Pain - NOPain (OBSERVDOR), Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

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July 2017
9 Reads
2.360 Impact Factor

Reliability and validity of the Bowel Function Index for evaluating opioid-induced constipation: translation, cultural adaptation and validation of the Portuguese version (BFI-P).

Curr Med Res Opin 2017 03 12;33(3):563-572. Epub 2017 Jan 12.

c Centro Nacional de Observação em Dor - OBSERVDOR (National Observatory for Pain - NOPain) , Portugal.

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March 2017
6 Reads
1 Citation
2.650 Impact Factor

Patients' estimations of the importance of preventive health services: a nationwide, population-based cross-sectional study in Portugal.

BMJ Open 2016 10 5;6(10):e011755. Epub 2016 Oct 5.

Family Medicine Unit, Social Sciences and Health Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal Faculty of Medicine, Centre for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems (CINTESIS) and Information Sciences and Decision on Health Department (CIDES), University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

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October 2016
10 Reads
1 Citation
2.060 Impact Factor

[Analysis of the Cochrane Review: Helicobacter pylori Eradication for the Prevention of Gastric Neoplasia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015;7:CD005583].

Acta Med Port 2015 Nov-Dec;28(6):684-6. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

CINTESIS ' Center for Health Technology and Services Research. Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade do Porto. Porto. Portugal. CIDES ' Departamento de Ciências da Informação e da Decisão em Saúde. Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade do Porto. Porto. Portugal. Unidade do Porto. Cochrane Portugal. Porto. Portugal.

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August 2016
7 Reads

Asthma-like symptoms, diagnostic tests, and asthma medication use in children and adolescents: a population-based nationwide survey.

J Asthma 2016 19;53(3):269-76. Epub 2016 Jan 19.

b Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems (CINTESIS), Faculty of Medicine, Porto University , Porto , Portugal .

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August 2016
3 Reads
1.830 Impact Factor

The economic impact of chronic pain: a nationwide population-based cost-of-illness study in Portugal.

Eur J Health Econ 2016 Jan 22;17(1):87-98. Epub 2014 Nov 22.

Centro Nacional de Observação em Dor (OBSERVDOR, Portuguese National Pain Observatory), Porto, Portugal.

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January 2016
19 Reads
6 Citations

Asthma control in children is associated with nasal symptoms, obesity, and health insurance: a nationwide survey.

Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2015 Aug 4;26(5):466-73. Epub 2015 Jun 4.

CINTESIS - Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems - Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

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August 2015
1 Read
1 Citation
3.400 Impact Factor

High prevalence of hospitalisation for asthma in a population-based paediatric sample.

Arch Dis Child 2015 May 7;100(5):507-8. Epub 2015 Jan 7.

CINTESIS-Centre for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems, Faculty of Medicine, Porto University, Porto, Portugal Health Information and Decision Sciences Department-Faculty of Medicine, Porto University, Porto, Portugal Allergy Unit, Instituto & Hospital CUF, Porto, Portugal.

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May 2015
1 Read
1 Citation
2.900 Impact Factor

Characterization of acute heart failure hospitalizations in a Portuguese cardiology department.

Rev Port Cardiol 2013 Jul-Aug;32(7-8):567-75. Epub 2013 Jul 16.

Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

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August 2014
18 Reads
1 Citation
0.520 Impact Factor

Operational definitions of asthma in recent epidemiological studies are inconsistent.

Clin Transl Allergy 2014 4;4:24. Epub 2014 Aug 4.

Center for research in health technologies and information systems.- CINTESIS, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal ; Allergy Unit, Instituto CUF Porto e Hospital CUF Porto, Porto, Portugal ; Health Information and Decision Sciences Department - CIDES, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal ; Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Plácido da Costa, s/n, 4200-450 Porto, Portugal.

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August 2014
9 Reads
7 Citations

Preventive health services implemented by family physicians in Portugal-a cross-sectional study based on two clinical scenarios.

BMJ Open 2014 May 26;4(5):e005162. Epub 2014 May 26.

Family Medicine Unit, Social Sciences and Health Department of the Faculty of Medicine of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

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May 2014
4 Reads
2 Citations
2.060 Impact Factor

Ophthalmic adverse drug reactions to systemic drugs: a systematic review.

Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2014 Mar 27;23(3):221-33. Epub 2014 Jan 27.

Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems (CINTESIS) and Department of Health Information and Decision Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Portugal; Department of Ophthalmology, Central University Hospital of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

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March 2014
1 Read
2 Citations
2.940 Impact Factor

A population-based study on chronic pain and the use of opioids in Portugal.

Pain 2013 Dec 26;154(12):2844-52. Epub 2013 Aug 26.

Department of Health Information and Decision Sciences (CIDES), Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal; Centre for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems (CINTESIS), University of Porto, Porto, Portugal; Centro Nacional de Observação em Dor (OBSERVDOR; National Pain Observatory), Porto, Portugal. Electronic address:

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December 2013
1 Read
6 Citations
5.210 Impact Factor

Chronic pain and health services utilization: is there overuse of diagnostic tests and inequalities in nonpharmacologic treatment methods utilization?

Med Care 2013 Oct;51(10):859-69

*Department of Health Information and Decision Sciences (CIDES), Faculty of Medicine †Centre for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems (CINTESIS), University of Porto ‡Centro Nacional de Observação em Dor (OBSERVDOR - Portuguese National Pain Observatory) §Department of Experimental Biology, Faculty of Medicine ∥Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology (IBMC), University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

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October 2013
28 Reads
10 Citations
3.230 Impact Factor

Methodologies for the detection of adverse drug reactions: comparison of hospital databases, chart review and spontaneous reporting.

Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2013 Jan 1;22(1):98-102. Epub 2012 Oct 1.

Centre for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems-CINTESIS, Faculty of Medicine, Oporto University, Oporto, Portugal.

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January 2013
2 Reads
5 Citations
2.940 Impact Factor

Frequency of adverse drug reactions in hospitalized patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2012 Nov 4;21(11):1139-54. Epub 2012 Jul 4.

Department of Health Information and Decision Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Porto University, Portugal.

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November 2012
1 Read
24 Citations
2.940 Impact Factor

Economic evaluation in cardiology.

Eur Heart J 2012 Oct;33(20):2508-9

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October 2012
1 Read
15.200 Impact Factor

Prevalence of asthma in Portugal - The Portuguese National Asthma Survey.

Clin Transl Allergy 2012 Aug 29;2(1):15. Epub 2012 Aug 29.

Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal.

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August 2012
23 Reads
9 Citations

Epidemiology of chronic pain: a population-based nationwide study on its prevalence, characteristics and associated disability in Portugal.

J Pain 2012 Aug;13(8):773-83

Department of Health Information and Decision Sciences (CIDES), Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Portugal.

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August 2012
15 Reads
18 Citations
4.010 Impact Factor

Immediate and long-term impact of medical emergency teams on cardiac arrest prevalence and mortality: a plea for periodic basic life-support training programs.

Crit Care Med 2009 Dec;37(12):3054-61

From the Emergency and Intensive Care Department (GC, CG, FC) and Resuscitation Committee (CG, FC), Hospital Pedro Hispano, Matosinhos, Portugal; and the Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Department (CG, CD, L-FA, AC-P), Faculty of Medicine of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

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December 2009
1 Read
6 Citations
6.310 Impact Factor

When (quality of) life is at stake and intensive care is needed: how much can we trust our proxies?

Intensive Care Med 2006 Nov 7;32(11):1681-2. Epub 2006 Sep 7.

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November 2006
1 Read
1 Citation
7.210 Impact Factor