Centro de Medicina do Sono - Centro Hospitalar e U

Jose Moutinho Santos
Quinta dos Vales 3041-853
Sao Martinho Do Bispo
+351 239 800 120
+ 351 239 800 820
Research Domain
  • Clinical
  • Methodology / Technology
  • Neurological Sleep Disorders
  • Behavioural Sleep Disorders
  • Biological Rhythms
  • Sleep and Body Functions (Cardio-Respiratory, Thermoregulation/Metabolism, Endocrine)
  • Epidemiology of Sleep
  • Sleep and Psychiatry-Personality Disorders
  • Sleep and Ageing
  • Sleep and Medical Disorders
  • Instrumentation-Methodology

Laboratory description

The sleep laboratory has four rooms equipped for level I video polysomnography studies in adults. Multiple sleep latency tests (MSLT), multiple wakefulness tests (MWT), home sleep studies for diagnosis of sleep apnoea and actigraphy are routinely performed in accordance with clinical presentation. We are hospital based and coupled with a multidisciplinary outpatient clinic. The laboratory was found in 1991 and the outpatient clinic in 1993.

During 2012 the laboratory executed approximately 2000 studies in patients with diverse sleep pathology. The outpatient clinic performed over 5500 consults (1700 new patients).
We function with a multidisciplinary staff (pulmonology, neurology, psychiatry and clinical psychology) and have established protocols with other departments whose field of expertise is fundamental in the management of these patients – cardiology, internal medicine and head and neck surgical departments. In addition to our target population we provide services for referrals from several institutions, nationally.

Teaching and training of physicians and technicians is a fundamental part of our activity and hundreds of health professionals have had basic training in our laboratory, both in-house and from several national health institutions not affiliated with our hospital.
Research is also a high priority and have corroborated in both graduate and undergraduate projects from several Universities/Institutes.

Technical Capabilities and areas of expertise

Approximately 70% of patients are suspected of having sleep apnea syndrome, but patients with all types of sleep disorders are evaluated and treated.

Selected Publications in the 5 past years:

Guimarães C, Martins MV, Vaz Rodrigues L, Teixeira F, Moutinho Dos Santos J. Epworth Sleepiness Scale in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome – an underestimated subjective scale.
Rev Port Pneumol. 2012 Nov;18(6):267-271.

David A, Constantino F, dos Santos JM, Paiva T.
Health-related quality of life in Portuguese patients with narcolepsy. Sleep Med. 2012 Mar;13(3):273-7.

Moutinho Dos Santos J. From heart to bad sleep – lessons for sleep apnoea in times of crisis. Rev Port Pneumol. 2012 Jan-Feb;18(1):3-4.

Carvalho Bos, S., Gomes, A., Clemente, V., Marques, M., Pereira, A. T., Maia, B., Soares, M. J.,Cabral, A. S., Macedo, A., Gozal, D., & Azevedo, M. H. (2009). Sleep and behavioral/emotional problems in children: A population-based study. Sleep Medicine, 2010. 10 (1), 66-74.

Aparas, T., Allen Gomes, A., Clemente, V. & Azevedo, M. H. P. (2010). Sono-Vigília em Crianças com Distúrbios do Espectro do Autismo / Sleep-Wake Patterns in Children With Autistic Spectrum Disorders. International Journal of Developmental and Educational Psychology, INFAD Revista de Psicologia, 3, 525-533.

Other laboratory Members

Title:  MD

Name:  Joaquim Jorge Moita

Position:  pulmonologist

Email:  joaquimmoita@netcabo.pt

Title:  MD

Name:  Fatima Teixeira

Position:  Pulmonologist

Email:  mflteixeira@gmail.com

Title:  MD

Name:  Vitoria Martins

Position:  Pulmonologist

Email:  vitoria.b.martins@gmail.com

Title:  MD

Name:  Alcinda David

Position:  Neurologist

Email:  alcindadavid@gmail.com

Title:  MD

Name:  Joana Serra

Position:  Psychiatrist

Email:  serra.joana@gmail.com

Title:  MSc

Name:  Vanda Clemente

Position:  Clinical Psychologist

Email:  vandaclem@gmail.com

Name:  Clara Santos

Position:  Laboratory coordinator - Technician licensed in Neurophysiology and Psychology

Email:  claraarsantos@gmail.com

Name:  Conceiçao Travassos

Position:  Technician, licensed in Neurophysiology

Email:  mariactravassos@gmail.com

Name:  Marilia Rodrigues

Position:  Technician, BSc in Cardiopneumology

Email:  liladuarte@chc.min-saude.pt

Name:  Mafalda Ferreira

Position:  Technician licensed in Neurophysiology with Msc in Sleep Medicine

Email:  mafaldasferreira@gmail.com

Name:  Liliana Sousa

Position:  Technician, licensed in Neurophysiology

Email:  lilianasousa@gmail.com

Name:  Lucia Barata

Position:  Technician licensed in Cardiopulmonology

Email:  lu_b86@otmail.com

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