Centro de Medicina do Sono – Hospital Cuf Porto – Hospital Cuf Porto

Centro de Medicina do Sono - Hospital Cuf Porto - Hospital Cuf Porto

Medicina do Sono
Centro de Medicina do Sono - Hospital Cuf Porto - Hospital Cuf Porto

Centro de Medicina do Sono - Hospital Cuf Porto

Contact: Marta  
Gonçalves
Position: Clinical director
Address: Estrada da Circunvalação 14341
City: Porto
Country: Portugal
Contact Email: Contact laboratory
RESEARCH DOMAIN: Clinical
KEYWORDS: Others

CURRENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Laboratory Description:

The sleep medicine center in Hospital Cuf Porto was founded in 2011 and is dedicated to the diagnose and treatment of sleep disorders. Marta Gonçalves, MD, is the head of the department. Equipped with modern technology, it has two rooms to perform polysomnography level 1 with video, Multiple Sleep Latency Tests (MSLT) and Multiple Wakefulness Tests (MWT). Home sleep studies (level 2) and actigraphy are also performed. In the near future, we will have the capability for analysis of CSF hypocretin as well. For patients with circadian sleep disorders we offer phototherapy treatments. Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is performed by Marta Goncalves and two psychologists on our team, Inês Guimarães and Magda Oliveira. We have four technicians working in the lab, Catarina Rodrigues, Beatriz Gouveia, Filipa Rodrigues and Susana Maia with the certification in Sleep Medicine for Sleep Technologists by ESRS since 2017. The center participates in the clinical trial THN3 of Imthera and is also participating in Project P2020 “Information system for the prediction of sleep behind the wheel and the detection of disturbance or chronic sleep deprivation” (application No. 039720 referring to the notice 31 / SI / 2017, I&DT Empresarial) including the clinical and polysomnographic evaluation of a sample of professional drivers from an international transport company.

We perform approximately 1000 studies per year and the outpatient clinic sees about 1000 new patients per year.

We have a multidisciplinary team, coordinated by Marta Goncalves. Our services include psychiatry, pneumology, otorhinolaryngology, cardiology, dentistry and psychology.

  • Pshychiatry/Sleep Medicine: Marta Gonçalves (Certification in Sleep Medicine by ESRS since 2012, Sleep Medicine Competency from the Portuguese Medical Association).
  • Pneumology/Sleep Medicine: João Almeida (Sleep Medicine Competency from the Portuguese Medical Association), Ricardo Reis (Certification in Sleep Medicine by ESRS since 2017, Sleep Medicine Competency from the Portuguese Medical Association).
  • Neurology: Ariana Barros (Certification in Sleep Medicine by ESRS since 2019, Sleep Medicine Competency from the Portuguese Medical Association), Isabel Amorim (training for the Sleep Medicine Competency from the Portuguese Medical Association).
  • Otorhinolaryngology: Víctor Certal, Lídia Guimarães, Rui Pratas.
  • Cardiology: Isabel Quelhas.
  • Dentistry: Sandra Borges.
  • Psychology: Inês Guimarães, Magda Oliveira.

The Sleep Medicine Center of Hospital Cuf Porto has been recognized by Escola Superior de Saúde do Porto for pre-graduate training and neurology, psychiatry, psychology pos-graduated training, namely sleep medicine competency.

Additional Descriptors, Keywords:

Keywords: Insomnia, hypersomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, breathing sleep disorders, movement disorders, parasomnias, public sleep education

Research domain: Sleep quality, sleepiness at wheel and accidents, population based studies about sleep along life span

KEY Publications of the Laboratory:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35093683/

COLLABORATIONS:

  • Title:  Name:  Ana Rita Peralta Position: Epileptologist consultant Institution:  Email: 
  • Title:  Name:  Ana Pinheiro Position: Neuropshychology consultant Institution:  Email: