“The neuropsychological approach should be mandatory in all patients with acute coronary syndrome, such as myocardial infarction, in order to identify cognitive deficits and to implement neuropsychological rehabilitation programs aimed at reducing the impact of the disease on cognition." The conclusion is from a Portuguese study coordinated by Bruno Peixoto, a researcher from CINTESIS and a CESPU professor, with the [...]
“Cardiovascular diseases are one of the main causes of death and morbidity (limitations) in Portugal, as well as in Europe." This is how the Público newspaper opens a news piece that reports on a study carried out by CINTESIS researchers, in collaboration with CESPU - Cooperativa de Ensino Superior Politécnico e Universitário, that followed a group of patients who have [...]
Do you speak "Medicalese"? Not everybody does. How can medical doctors communicate better with their patients and assure that the information provided actually generates more capability and skills for better health. Paulo Santos, a Cintesis researcher, talked about the importance of health literacy, to the Antena Aberta show of Antena1, broadcasted on January 14.
Bárbara Antunes, a CINTESIS researcher, is working on a project that aims to measure and evaluate the needs of patients in palliative care in the National Health System. The goal is to understand better the physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patients, to act as soon as possible to try to diminish these patients' and their families' suffering. Listen to [...]
Elisa Keating is a principal investigator of ProNutri, a multidisciplinary research group at CINTESIS which gathers together different national institutions aiming to identify the mechanisms and the causes of chronic diseases progression in which food plays a significant role. She was born in 1977, in Cedofeita, in the city of Porto. The surname Keating comes from the paternal great-grandfather, of [...]
A CINTESIS research group has developed a new tool that helps in the triage of asthma. Ana Sá Sousa, one of the researchers of this team was interviewed at the show "Mentes que Brilham", of the Porto Canal, in relation with these new questionnaires. The objective is to identify the cases with the greater chances of suffering from asthma and [...]