Publications



An in-vivo comparison of stimulated-echo and motion compensated spin-echo sequences for 3 T diffusion tensor cardiovascular magnetic resonance at multiple cardiac phases.
J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 2018 Jan 3;20(1). Epub 2018 Jan 3.
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Unit, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and Imperial College London, Sydney Street, London, UK.

Human gastric hyperinfection by Anisakis simplex: A severe and unusual presentation and a brief review.
Int J Infect Dis 2017 Nov 4;64:38-41. Epub 2017 Sep 4.
Laboratório de Microbiologia Clínica e Biologia Molecular, Serviço de Patologia Clínica, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental, Hospital Egas Moniz, Rua da Junqueira 126, 1349-019 Lisbon, Portugal. Electronic address:



Assessment of Myocardial Microstructural Dynamics by In Vivo Diffusion Tensor Cardiac Magnetic Resonance.
J Am Coll Cardiol 2017 Feb;69(6):661-676
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Unit, Royal Brompton and Harefield National Health Service Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom; National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom; National Institute for Health Research Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit, Royal Brompton and Harefield National Health Service Foundation Trust, and Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom.


Zebrafish Model for Functional Screening of Flow-Responsive Genes.
Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2017 Jan 10;37(1):130-143. Epub 2016 Nov 10.
From the Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease (J.S.-C., L.A.L., S.H., I.G., M.M., S.F., C.S., N.B., J.-P.A., V.R., T.J.A.C., P.C.E.), INSIGNEO Institute for In Silico Medicine (J.S.-C., V.R., T.J.A.C., P.C.E.), and the Bateson Centre (J.S.-C., J.-P.A., T.J.A.C., P.C.E.), University of Sheffield, United Kingdom; and Departments of Cardiovascular Science (A.d.L., C.W., J.C.M., D.O.H.), Imaging (P.F.F., D.F.), Bioengineering (R.K.), and Aeronautics (S.S.) Imperial College London, United Kingdom; and Cancer Institute, Faculty of Medical Sciences (H.W.), University College London, United Kingdom.

Stressors in anaesthesiology: development and validation of a new questionnaire: A cross-sectional study of Portuguese anaesthesiologists.
Eur J Anaesthesiol 2016 Nov;33(11):807-815
From the Anaesthesiology Service, Coimbra Hospital and University Centre, Coimbra (TAL, JSV), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã (TAL, JSV), Cognitive-Behavioural Research Centre (CINEICC) (SAC, JPG), Faculty of Economics (PLF), Centre for Health Studies and Research, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal (PLF).

Temperature rise and microplastics interact with the toxicity of the antibiotic cefalexin to juveniles of the common goby (Pomatoschistus microps): Post-exposure predatory behaviour, acetylcholinesterase activity and lipid peroxidation.
Aquat Toxicol 2016 Nov 24;180:173-185. Epub 2016 Sep 24.
ICBAS - Institute of Biomedical Sciences of Abel Salazar, University of Porto, Department of Populations Study, Laboratory of Ecotoxicology, Rua de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, 228, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal; CIIMAR/CIMAR-LA - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, Research Group of Ecotoxicology, Stress Ecology and Environmental Health, University of Porto, Rua dos Bragas, 289, 4050-123 Porto, Portugal. Electronic address:




Pediatric Facial Fractures: A Review of 2071 Fractures.
Ann Plast Surg 2016 Jan;77(1):54-60
From the *Department of Plastic Reconstructive, Aesthetic, Maxillofacial Surgery and Burn Unit, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto Medical School; †Faculty of Medicine, Center for Medical Education, University of Porto; and ‡Department of Microbiology, Porto Medical School, Porto, Portugal.

Effects of multi-stressors on juveniles of the marine fish Pomatoschistus microps: Gold nanoparticles, microplastics and temperature.
Aquat Toxicol 2016 Jan 28;170:89-103. Epub 2015 Nov 28.
ICBAS-Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar, University of Porto, Department of Population Studies, Laboratory of Ecotoxicology, Rua de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, 228, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal; CIIMAR/CIMAR-LA-Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, Research Group of Ecotoxicology, Stress Ecology and Environmental Health, University of Porto, Rua dos Bragas, 289, 4050-123 Porto, Portugal. Electronic address:


Being an Informal Caregiver of a Person with a Pressure Ulcer in the Azores Islands.
Adv Skin Wound Care 2015 Oct;28(10):452-9
Alexandre M. Rodrigues, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Saúde da Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, and a Researcher at the Centre for Health Studies and Research of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Carmen Ferré-Grau, PhD, is a professor and the Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Nursing Science at the University of Roviri I Virgili, Tarragona, Spain. Pedro L. Ferreira, PhD, is an Associated Professor with Aggregation in Mathematical Economics and Econometric Models at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and Director of the Centre for Health Studies and Research of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

Erratum to: The study of cardiovascular risk in adolescents--ERICA: rationale, design and sample characteristics of a national survey examining cardiovascular risk factor profile in Brazilian adolescents.
BMC Public Health 2015 Sep 3;15:850. Epub 2015 Sep 3.
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto de Estudos em Saúde Coletiva, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Comparison of in vitro methods for carboxylesterase activity determination in immortalized cells representative of the intestine, liver and kidney.
Mol Cell Probes 2015 Aug 13;29(4):215-22. Epub 2015 May 13.
Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica-Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Apartado 12, 2780-901, Oeiras, Portugal. Electronic address:

Does the presence of microplastics influence the acute toxicity of chromium(VI) to early juveniles of the common goby (Pomatoschistus microps)? A study with juveniles from two wild estuarine populations.
Aquat Toxicol 2015 Jul 5;164:163-74. Epub 2015 May 5.
ICBAS - Institute of Biomedical Sciences of Abel Salazar, University of Porto, Department of Population Studies, Laboratory of Ecotoxicology, Rua de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, 228, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal; CIIMAR/CIMAR-LA - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, Research Group of Ecotoxicology, Stress Ecology and Environmental Health, University of Porto, Rua dos Bragas, 289, 4050-123 Porto, Portugal. Electronic address:

Associated injuries in pediatric patients with facial fractures in Portugal: Analysis of 1416 patients.
J Craniomaxillofac Surg 2015 May 29;43(4):437-43. Epub 2015 Jan 29.
Department of Plastic Reconstructive, Aesthetic, Maxillofacial Surgery and Burn Unit, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto Medical School, Alameda Professor Hernâni Monteiro, 4202-451 Porto, Portugal.

Human genomics. The human transcriptome across tissues and individuals.
Science 2015 May;348(6235):660-5
Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques (IMIM), Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Joint CRG-Barcelona Super Computing Center (BSC)-Institut de Recerca Biomedica (IRB) Program in Computational Biology, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.



Changes in the characteristics of facial fractures in children and adolescents in Portugal 1993-2012.
Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2015 Mar 2;53(3):251-6. Epub 2015 Jan 2.
Department of Plastic Reconstructive, Aesthetic, Maxillofacial Surgery and Burn Unit, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto Medical School, Alameda Professor Hernâni Monteiro, 4202-451 Porto, Portugal.

The Study of Cardiovascular Risk in Adolescents--ERICA: rationale, design and sample characteristics of a national survey examining cardiovascular risk factor profile in Brazilian adolescents.
BMC Public Health 2015 Feb 7;15:94. Epub 2015 Feb 7.
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto de Estudos em Saúde Coletiva, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Biased allelic expression in human primary fibroblast single cells.
Am J Hum Genet 2015 Jan 31;96(1):70-80. Epub 2014 Dec 31.
Department of Genetic Medicine and Development, University of Geneva, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland; Institute of Genetics and Genomics of Geneva, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland; Service of Genetic Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address:

Complex polymorphisms in the Plasmodium falciparum multidrug resistance protein 2 gene and its contribution to antimalarial response.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2014 Dec 29;58(12):7390-7. Epub 2014 Sep 29.
Drug Resistance and Pharmacogenetics, Center for Biodiversity, Functional and Integrative Genomics, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, Binghamton University, The State University of New York, Binghamton, New York, USA Division of Pharmacogenetics, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the health literacy assessment tool METER in the Portuguese adult population.
Patient Educ Couns 2014 Nov 22;97(2):269-75. Epub 2014 Jul 22.
Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Predictive Medicine and Public Health, University of Porto Medical School, Porto, Portugal; Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (ISPUP), Porto, Portugal. Electronic address:


Prevalence of burnout in pediatric intensivists: an observational comparison with general pediatricians.
Pediatr Crit Care Med 2014 Oct;15(8):e347-53
1Department of Psyquiatry, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. 2Department of Pediatrics, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. 3Departments of Neurology and Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA. 4Department of Paediatrics, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Trust, Cambridge, UK.

Putative cis-regulatory drivers in colorectal cancer.
Nature 2014 Aug 23;512(7512):87-90. Epub 2014 Jul 23.
1] Department of Genetic Medicine and Development, University of Geneva Medical School, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland [2] Institute for Genetics and Genomics in Geneva (iGE3), University of Geneva, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland [3] Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland.


Single nucleotide polymorphisms in Plasmodium falciparum V type H(+) pyrophosphatase gene (pfvp2) and their associations with pfcrt and pfmdr1 polymorphisms.
Infect Genet Evol 2014 Jun 20;24:111-5. Epub 2014 Mar 20.
Malaria Research, Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska University Hospital/Karolinska Institutet, Retzius väg 10, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden. Electronic address:


A new molecular surveillance system for leishmaniasis.
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2014 Jun 21;90(6):1082-6. Epub 2014 Apr 21.
Department of Protozoology, Institute of Tropical Medicine (NEKKEN), Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan; Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal; Janakpur Zonal Hospital, Janakpur, Nepal; Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine (NEKKEN), Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan; Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; Nanyang Technological University, School of Biological Sciences, Singapore

Intercentre reproducibility of cardiac apparent diffusion coefficient and fractional anisotropy in healthy volunteers.
J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 2014 May 6;16:31. Epub 2014 May 6.
Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

Effect of myricetin, pyrogallol, and phloroglucinol on yeast resistance to oxidative stress.
Oxid Med Cell Longev 2015 27;2015:782504. Epub 2015 Apr 27.
Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, Universidade do Porto, Rua Alfredo Allen s/n, 4200-135 Porto, Portugal ; IBMC, Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular, Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre 823, 4150-180 Porto, Portugal ; ICBAS, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Departamento de Biologia Molecular, Universidade do Porto, Rua de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira 228, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal.

Heterogeneity of Fractional Anisotropy and Mean Diffusivity Measurements by In Vivo Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Normal Human Hearts.
PLoS One 2015 15;10(7):e0132360. Epub 2015 Jul 15.
NIHR Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, London, SW3 6NP, United Kingdom; National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom.



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