Paula Ravasco

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Affiliation: Faculdade de Medicina
Country: Portugal

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Nutritional deterioration in cancer: the role of disease and diet
    P Ravasco
    Centre of Nutrition and Metabolism, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal
    Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) 15:443-50. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Impact of nutrition on outcome: a prospective randomized controlled trial in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiotherapy
    Paula Ravasco
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Avenida Prof Egas Moniz, 1649 028 Lisboa, Portugal
    Head Neck 27:659-68. 2005
  3. pmc Differing trends in the association between obesity and self-reported health in Portugal and Switzerland. Data from national health surveys 1992-2007
    Pedro Marques-Vidal
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, CHUV and Faculty of Biology and Medicine, Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 12:588. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Individualized nutrition intervention is of major benefit to colorectal cancer patients: long-term follow-up of a randomized controlled trial of nutritional therapy
    Paula Ravasco
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
    Am J Clin Nutr 96:1346-53. 2012
  5. pmc Ten-year trends in overweight and obesity in the adult Portuguese population, 1995 to 2005
    Pedro Marques-Vidal
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, CHUV and Faculty of Biology and Medicine, Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 11:772. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Nutritional support in head and neck cancer: how and why?
    Paula Ravasco
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
    Anticancer Drugs 22:639-46. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Colorectal cancer: can nutrients modulate NF-kappaB and apoptosis?
    Paula Ravasco
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
    Clin Nutr 29:42-6. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint How relevant are cytokines in colorectal cancer wasting?
    Paula Ravasco
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina Universidade de Lisbon, Portugal
    Cancer J 13:392-8. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer: intrinsic characteristics modulate cancer energy expenditure and the risk of cachexia
    Paula Ravasco
    Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Faculdade de Medicina Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
    Cancer Invest 25:308-14. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Cancer wasting and quality of life react to early individualized nutritional counselling!
    Paula Ravasco
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina Universidade de Lisboa, Avenida Prof Egas Moniz, 1649 028, Lisboa, Portugal
    Clin Nutr 26:7-15. 2007

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Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Nutritional deterioration in cancer: the role of disease and diet
    P Ravasco
    Centre of Nutrition and Metabolism, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal
    Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) 15:443-50. 2003
    ..This prospective, cross-sectional study aimed to evaluate the relative contributions of cancer staging, duration and diet on patients' nutritional deterioration...
  2. ncbi request reprint Impact of nutrition on outcome: a prospective randomized controlled trial in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiotherapy
    Paula Ravasco
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Avenida Prof Egas Moniz, 1649 028 Lisboa, Portugal
    Head Neck 27:659-68. 2005
    ..We aimed to determine the effect of dietary counseling or oral supplements on outcome for patients with cancer, specifically, nutritional outcome, morbidity, and quality of life (QOL), during and 3 months after radiotherapy...
  3. pmc Differing trends in the association between obesity and self-reported health in Portugal and Switzerland. Data from national health surveys 1992-2007
    Pedro Marques-Vidal
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, CHUV and Faculty of Biology and Medicine, Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 12:588. 2012
    ..In this study, we aimed to assess the trends in the associations between obesity and self-rated health in two countries...
  4. doi request reprint Individualized nutrition intervention is of major benefit to colorectal cancer patients: long-term follow-up of a randomized controlled trial of nutritional therapy
    Paula Ravasco
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
    Am J Clin Nutr 96:1346-53. 2012
    ..Early nutritional counseling during radiotherapy was highly effective at reducing acute radiotherapy toxicity and improving nutritional intake/status and quality of life (QoL). Efficacy persisted for 3 mo after the intervention...
  5. pmc Ten-year trends in overweight and obesity in the adult Portuguese population, 1995 to 2005
    Pedro Marques-Vidal
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, CHUV and Faculty of Biology and Medicine, Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 11:772. 2011
    ..In this study, we assessed the trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the Portuguese population, overall and by educational level...
  6. doi request reprint Nutritional support in head and neck cancer: how and why?
    Paula Ravasco
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
    Anticancer Drugs 22:639-46. 2011
    ..The early provision of the appropriate mixture of foods and textures using regular foods may modulate outcomes in patients with cancer...
  7. doi request reprint Colorectal cancer: can nutrients modulate NF-kappaB and apoptosis?
    Paula Ravasco
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
    Clin Nutr 29:42-6. 2010
    ..This study in patients with CRC aimed to explore potential interactions between the dietary pattern, nutrient intake, expression of NF-kappaB, apoptosis and tumour histological aggressiveness...
  8. ncbi request reprint How relevant are cytokines in colorectal cancer wasting?
    Paula Ravasco
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina Universidade de Lisbon, Portugal
    Cancer J 13:392-8. 2007
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer: intrinsic characteristics modulate cancer energy expenditure and the risk of cachexia
    Paula Ravasco
    Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Faculdade de Medicina Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
    Cancer Invest 25:308-14. 2007
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Cancer wasting and quality of life react to early individualized nutritional counselling!
    Paula Ravasco
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina Universidade de Lisboa, Avenida Prof Egas Moniz, 1649 028, Lisboa, Portugal
    Clin Nutr 26:7-15. 2007
    ..The early provision of the appropriate mixture of foods and textures using regular foods may modulate outcomes in cancer patients...
  11. ncbi request reprint Aspects of taste and compliance in patients with cancer
    Paula Ravasco
    Unit of Nutrition and Metabolism, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon, 1649 028 Lisbon, Portugal
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 9:S84-91. 2005
    ..In addition, individuals appear to exhibit distinct preferences for particular flavours at different time points during treatment...
  12. ncbi request reprint Dietary counseling improves patient outcomes: a prospective, randomized, controlled trial in colorectal cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy
    Paula Ravasco
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa, Avenida Prof Egas Moniz, 1649 028 Lisboa, Portugal
    J Clin Oncol 23:1431-8. 2005
    ..To investigate the impact of dietary counseling or nutritional supplements on outcomes in cancer patients: nutritional, morbidity, and quality of life (QoL) during and 3 months after radiotherapy...
  13. ncbi request reprint Nutritional risks and colorectal cancer in a Portuguese population
    P Ravasco
    Unit of Nutrition and Metabolism, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Avenida Prof Egas Moniz 1649 028 Lisboa, Portugal
    Nutr Hosp 20:165-72. 2005
    ..Food and nutrition as major causes of colorectal cancer (CRC) are still debatable...
  14. ncbi request reprint Cancer: disease and nutrition are key determinants of patients' quality of life
    Paula Ravasco
    Centre of Nutrition and Metabolism, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Avenida Prof Egas Moniz, 1649 028 Lisbon, Portugal
    Support Care Cancer 12:246-52. 2004
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Survey on the current practice of nutritional therapy in Portugal
    Paula Ravasco
    Centre of Nutrition and Metabolism, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon, Avenida Prof Egas Moniz, 1649 028 Lisbon, Portugal
    Clin Nutr 23:113-9. 2004
    ..This survey aimed to provide a nationwide overview about the current practice of nutrition...
  16. pmc Teaching nutrition integration: MUST screening in cancer
    Carolina Boléo-Tomé
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, 1649 028 Lisboa, Portugal
    Oncologist 16:239-45. 2011
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Length of stay in surgical patients: nutritional predictive parameters revisited
    Ana Isabel Almeida
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
    Br J Nutr 109:322-8. 2013
    ..Moreover, MAC and MAMA measurements and their classification according to the 50th percentile threshold seem reliable undernutrition indicators...
  18. ncbi request reprint [Quality of life in gastrointestinal cancer: what is the impact of nutrition?]
    Paula Ravasco
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
    Acta Med Port 19:189-96. 2006
    ..Nutrition and Quality of Life (QoL) are key issues...
  19. pmc The diversity of nutritional status in cancer: new insights
    Mariana Ramos Chaves
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, 1649 028 Lisboa, Portugal
    Oncologist 15:523-30. 2010
    ..We aimed to characterize nutrition status, to analyze associations between nutritional and clinical/cancer-related variables, and to quantify the relative weights of nutritional and cancer-related features...
  20. doi request reprint Validation of the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) in cancer
    Carolina Boléo-Tomé
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
    Br J Nutr 108:343-8. 2012
    ..In this study, percentage weight loss in the previous 3-6 months does seem valid to predict nutritional risk, and may be the minimum in a busy routine...
  21. doi request reprint Nutritional risk screening in surgery: valid, feasible, easy!
    Ana Isabel Almeida
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa, Avenida Prof Egas Moniz, 1649 028 Lisboa, Portugal
    Clin Nutr 31:206-11. 2012
    ..The main purpose was to select the most consistent screening method for effective integration in daily surgical wards' practice...
  22. ncbi request reprint [What is the nutrition and lifestyle profile in oncology patient? Cross-sectional study]
    Andreia Rolão
    Laboratório de Nutrição Unidade de Nutrição, Faculdade de Medicina, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
    Acta Med Port 24:113-22. 2011
    ..Cancer aetiology is multifactorial and risk factors include: obesity, central adiposity, sedentarism, excessive or deficient intake of foods and/or nutrients with pro-carcinogenic effects vs protective ones...
  23. ncbi request reprint [What is the relevance of nutrition in oncology?]
    Gustavo de Carvalho
    Laboratório de Nutrição Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
    Acta Med Port 24:1041-50. 2011
    ..Multidisciplinary follow-up, with early nutritional intervention, is of major importance in oncology, thus being a key factor for successful treatment and recovery of these patients...
  24. ncbi request reprint Blood oxidative stress markers in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and how it correlates with diet
    Maiana Verdelho Machado
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa, Portugal
    Scand J Gastroenterol 43:95-102. 2008
    ..The steatotic liver seems to be particularly susceptible to oxidative stress damage. The aim of this study was to evaluate the redox state in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and its correlation with dietary intake...
  25. ncbi request reprint Does nutrition influence quality of life in cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy?
    Paula Ravasco
    Centre of Nutrition and Metabolism, Institute of Molecular Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
    Radiother Oncol 67:213-20. 2003
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint [Research training in nutrition: relevance for medical clinical pratice]
    Ana Lúcia Coronha
    Laboratório de Nutrição Unidade de Nutrição, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
    Acta Med Port 24:885-92. 2011
    ..In oncology, early and individualized nutritional intervention for each patient is essential to improve nutritional intake and status, to reduce morbidity during treatment, enhance tolerance to treatment and improve Quality of Life...
  27. ncbi request reprint [The relevance of body composition in cancer patients: what is the evidence?]
    Ana Lúcia Coronha
    Laboratório de Nutrição Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
    Acta Med Port 24:769-78. 2011
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Trends of food intake in Portugal, 1987-1999: results from the National Health Surveys
    P Marques-Vidal
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
    Eur J Clin Nutr 60:1414-22. 2006
    ..To assess trends of food intake in Portugal...
  29. ncbi request reprint The impact of fluid therapy on nutrient delivery: a prospective evaluation of practice in respiratory intensive care
    Paula Ravasco
    Centre of Nutrition and Metabolism, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Avenida Prof Egas Moniz, Lisbon 1649 028, Portugal
    Clin Nutr 22:87-92. 2003
    ..Concurrent therapies are not accounted for nutritional intake. This prospective clinical audit in an intensive care unit aimed at assessing the influence of fluid therapy and drugs containing nutrients on total nutrient delivery...
  30. ncbi request reprint [Food for health: primary-care prevention and public health--relevance of the medical role]
    Paula Ravasco
    Laboratório de Nutrição e Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
    Acta Med Port 24:783-90. 2011
    ..Hence it is possible to improve health and quality of health services provided to the population (public health scope) and that of patients (clinical practice scope) as well as to optimize costs in health...
  31. pmc Iron homeostasis and H63D mutations in alcoholics with and without liver disease
    Mariana Verdelho Machado
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
    World J Gastroenterol 15:106-11. 2009
    ..To evaluate the prevalence of HFE gene mutation and indices of disturbed iron homeostasis in alcoholics with and without liver disease...
  32. ncbi request reprint Foodstuffs and colorectal cancer risk: a review
    Pedro Marques-Vidal
    Unidade de Nutrição e Metabolismo, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Av Professor Egas Moniz, 1649 028 Lisboa, Portugal
    Clin Nutr 25:14-36. 2006
    ..To assess the relationships between food intake and colorectal cancer risk...
  33. ncbi request reprint Does nutrition play a role in the quality of life of patients under chronic haemodialysis?
    P Raimundo
    Unit of Nutrition and Metabolism, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon, Portugal
    Nutr Hosp 21:139-44. 2006
    ..In patients with chronic renal failure under haemodialysis, we investigated the inter-relationships and relative contributions of disease, haemodialysis and of nutrition related factors on the patients' Quality of Life...
  34. ncbi request reprint Nutritional risk and status assessment in surgical patients: a challenge amidst plenty
    F Mourão
    Centre of Nutrition and Metabolism, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal
    Nutr Hosp 19:83-8. 2004
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint NF-kappaB and apoptosis in colorectal tumourigenesis
    M M Aranha
    Centro de Patogenese Molecular, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
    Eur J Clin Invest 37:416-24. 2007
    ..The aims of this study were to investigate apoptosis and expression of several apoptosis-related proteins, and to determine correlations with colorectal tumour progression...