Ana Catarina Queiroga

Ana Catarina Queiroga
University of Porto | UP · EPIUnit

PhD

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54 Research Items
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Introduction
Currently working on several projects related to drowning prevention and education research
Additional affiliations
June 2017 - June 2017
University of Porto
Position
  • Researcher
June 2017 - present
Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto
Position
  • Research Assistant
September 2015 - present
James Cook University
Position
  • Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
Education
July 2010 - March 2012
Instituto Superior de Agronomia
Field of study
  • Biology
November 2004 - July 2010
Escola Superior de Biotecnologia
Field of study
  • Biology
September 1999 - September 2003
Escola Superior de Biotecnologia
Field of study
  • Microbiology

Publications

Publications (77)
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Introduction: school is a privileged context for the citizens’ equal educational opportunities. Due to the geography, culture, economic and social value of the natural aquatic resources to Portugal, teaching the Portuguese population to interact safely and competently with the aquatic environments is essential [1,2]. This interaction through the pr...
Poster
Introduction: physical literacy (PL) can be described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engaging in physical activities (PA) for life [1,2]. PL is the holistic learning that occurs through movement and physical activity and integrates physical, psychological, social...
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Ce rapport rassemble les principaux tris (à plats et croisés) développés sur les données françaises extraites de l'étude internationale Global Surfer Survey sur les sauvetages réalisés par les surfeurs.
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Um trabalho recente reportou as tendências da mortalidade por afogamento em Portugal1 e mostrou que entre 1992 e 2019, se registaram 6057 mortes e que, enquanto as estimativas do Global Burden of Disease (GBD) seguiram uma tendência decrescente, os dados do Instituto Na- cional de Estatística (INE) revelaram um aumento na taxa de mortalidade por af...
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Context Despite the growing evidence regarding surf-related injuries, investigation seems to overlook the differences between professional and recreational surfers’ injuries and their specific risk factors. Objective This review aimed at identifying differences in injuries sustained by recreational and competitive surfers. It also presents researc...
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Background: Choking is a prevalent source of injury and mortality worldwide. Traditional choking interventions, including abdominal thrusts and back blows, have remained the standard of care for decades despite limited published data. Suction-based airway clearance devices (ACDs) are becoming increasingly popular and there is an urgent need to eva...
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Drowning and climate change are both significant global health threats, yet little research links climate change to drowning risk. Research into the epidemiology, risk factors and preventive strategies for unintentional drowning in high-income and in low-income and middle-income countries has expanded understanding, but understanding of disaster an...
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Importance: Resuscitation is a niche example of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected society in the long term. Those trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) face the dilemma that attempting to save a life may result in their own harm. This is most of all a problem for drowning, where hypoxia is the cause of cardiac arrest and ventilation...
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Background Foreign body airway obstructions (FBAOs, choking) are a significant cause of preventable mortality. Abdominal thrusts, back blows, and chest compressions are traditional interventions. However, suction-based airway clearance devices (ACDs) have recently been marketed as an alternative. Of note, there is limited published evidence regardi...
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Introduction Imprecise data systems hinder understanding of drowning burden, even in high-income countries like Portugal, that have a well-implemented death certificate system. Consequently, national studies on drowning mortality are scarce. We aimed to explore drowning mortality in Portugal using national data and to compare these to Global Burden...
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Perception, knowledge and education for drowning prevention in adolescents Background: Drowning is a major problem of public health in Spain, with a high number of deaths. The main strategy to address it is prevention, going through knowledge and education. The aim of this study was to analyze from a public health perspective a) the knowledge of yo...
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Objective: Drowning is a major problem of public health in Spain, with a high number of deaths. The main strategy to address it is prevention, going through knowledge and education. The aim of this study was to analyze from a public health perspective a) the knowledge of young participants from 14 to 16 years old about drowning prevention, swimmin...
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Background: Foreign body airway obstructions (FBAO, choking) are a significant cause of preventable mortality. Abdominal thrusts, back blows, and chest compressions are traditional interventions; however, suction-based airway clearance devices (anti-choking devices, ACDs) have recently been marketed as an alternative. Of note, there is limited publ...
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Aim Snorkelling is a popular aquatic activity which may result in fatal and non-fatal drowning. However, little is known about the scale of injury, factors impacting risk and strategies for prevention. This review assesses the current literature on snorkelling-related drowning with the aim of assessing available data, improving safety recommendatio...
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Background Drowning is a significant public health issue with more than 320,000 deaths globally every year. These numbers are greatly underestimated, however, due to factors such as inadequate data collection, inconsistent categorization and failure to report in certain regions and cultures. The objective of this study was to develop a standardised...
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Background: Birth cohorts provided essential knowledge for clinical and public health decision-making. However, little is known about retention and determinants of attrition in these specific longitudinal studies, although characterizing predictors of attrition sets the path to mitigate its occurrence and to promote valid inferences. We systematica...
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Purpose. This study investigated self-reported occupational injuries among mothers in a large birth cohort study and the relation of their characteristics to different injury outcomes: occurrence, severity, temporal proximity and recurrence. Methods. We asked 4338 women whether they had been in 'an accident at work, even if it did not require medic...
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Background Lifeguards are integral to beach safety and collect data which is used for a variety of purposes, although guidelines and best practice have yet to be established. This study served to identify and characterise existing beach lifeguard service provider (BLSP) data collection procedures in order to identify the degree of uniformity and ar...
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Esta declaración de posición se presenta en nombre de la Alianza internacional de investigadores en Ahogamiento (International Drowning Researchers’ Alliance [IDRA], la Federación Internacional de Socorrismo (International Life Saving Federation – Comité Médico [ILS-MC] y la Federación Internacional de Rescate Marítimo (International Maritime Rescu...
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The following recommendations were developed in April-May 2020 and based on the current knowledge of the SARSCoV- 2 virus (COVID-19). As countries, regions and aquatic organisations are at different stages of the disease and have different approaches to reducing the impact of the virus, there may be variations in practice that need to be considered...
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In 2015, drowning in Brazil was responsible for 6,043 deaths and was the second leading cause of death in children. Although several prevention strategies have been promoted to reduce drowning, most are still based on low levels of evidence. This study evaluated the effectiveness of prevention and water safety interventions in reducing drowning mor...
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In 2015, drowning in Brazil was responsible for 6,043 deaths and was the second leading cause of death in children. Although several prevention strategies have been promoted to reduce drowning, most are still based on low levels of evidence. This study evaluated the effectiveness of prevention and water safety interventions in reducing drowning mor...
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Aim Despite an obstructed airway (choking) being a relatively preventable injury, it has a considerable mortality burden globally, with increasing incidence. Given new technologies in choking management, this systematic review aimed to assess current literature on the effectiveness of anti-choking suction devices at relieving obstructions. Methods...
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Objectives: Worldwide data on age at menarche suggest a gradually earlier maturation, which is stabilizing in some societies. The interplay between socioeconomic, behavioral, and environmental factors generates uncertainty about the current status and future trend of age at menarche in most societies. Therefore, we aimed to describe trends in age...
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Te atreves a ignorar los desencadenantes obvios que pueden precipitar tu muerte por ahogamiento? Gran Canaria-III Congreso Internacional-V Congreso Nacional de Seguridad, Emergencias y Socorrismo: La calidad desde La prevención y la primera intervención". Abril 2019, book of abstracts Los caminos sociales, fisiológicos y fisiopatológicos que conduc...
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Aim: Children aged 5–17 years in Australia have one of the lowest unintentional fatal drowning rates. One possible explanation is the protective effect of formal schooling, reducing leisure time for exposure to water hazards. We examine differences in frequency and circumstances of drowning deaths in this age group between school holidays and schoo...
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Drowning is a common and often preventable cause of death, especially in children. The mass media often propagate misinformation about “dry” and “secondary” drowning, diverting attention from appropriate efforts to prevent drowning and rescue and treat those who do drown.
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We therefore urge all authors to describe drowning incidents using the terminology advised by ILCOR and the WHO. Those who survive the initial incident should be considered to have survived a non-fatal drowning.
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We read with great interest the recent case report by Galbiati et al. on a 15-year-old drowning victim with favourable outcome despite a long period of submersion.(1) We applaud the authors for raising awareness of drowning and its treatment, but were surprised the manuscript included the term 'nearly drowned'. In 2003 this journal co-published an...
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Background In 2002, the World Congress on Drowning developed a uniform definition for drowning. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of “non-uniform drowning terminology” (NUDT) and “non-uniform drowning definitions” (NUDD) in peer-reviewed scientific literature from 2010 to 2016, and compare these findings with those from our unpub...
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Understanding the process of drowning from the beginning to the end will help establish interventions that can reduce such incidents. In order to end this, a group of researchers designed the Drowning Timeline after a process of discussion and consensus(1). This systematic model aims to identify the different stages of drowning and the actions that...
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Brazil is one of the largest water surface exposing hundred of million inhabitants every day, year around to water incidents. In 2013, drowning was responsible for 6.030 deaths(2.9/100.000 inhabitants) and was the second leading cause of death of children aged 1 to 9 years old. The Brazilian Lifesaving Society(SOBRASA) was founded in 1995 with the...
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Cite as: Vasconcellos MB, Szpilman D, Queiroga AC, Mello D. Swim+safe: test for diagnostic evaluation and monitoring of water skills of beginner students –. World Conference on Drowning Prevention - ILS, Vancouver 2017, Book of Abstract, Data Section, p282. ISBN 978-1-926508-05-4. access at www.wcdp2017.org
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Analogous to trauma, drowning is a preventable, non-communicable disease with significant morbidity and mortality around the globe. The 372,000 annual deaths from drowning reported by the World Health Organization significantly underestimate the true burden. The statistics are routinely derived from resuscitation attempts, hospitalizations and deat...
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Cite as: Pedro Santos Cruz, Olga Marques, Adilson Marques,Queiroga AC. School Lifeguarding Club - An Innovative Curriculum Teaching Experience in Portugal–World Conference on Drowning Prevention - ILS, Vancouver 2017, Book of Abstract, swimming & water safety Education Section, p291. ISBN 978-1-926508-05-4. access at www.wcdp2017.org
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Purpose Drowning is a global public health issue and prevention poses an ongoing challenge for all countries. Many nations are experiencing ageing populations, and little is known about the epidemiology, risk factors and prevention of drowning deaths among older people. This paper reports on a systematic review of literature published on drowning a...
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Drowning is one of the major causes of trauma, killing 372,000 people, particularly children, every year. As an estimated 90% of all drowning deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, significant under-reporting is known to contribute to a greatly underestimated burden of drowning. Additionally, drowning is not just death, but a process wi...
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Despite having major social and economic impacts drowning has been neglected for several decades. The bias produced by not accounting for the real drowning figures is the major fact to affect the importance given to the problem. Recent studies have shown no link between the global burden of disease and the distribution of total health research or c...
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One of the biggest challenges of a rescuer is coping with a disaster situation, which by definition is when the capacity or preparation of the rescuer and its team is overcome by the occurrence. START method was created to address the difficulty of triage in pre-hospital emergency situations and so prioritize those with the greatest chance of benef...
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International data severely underestimates the actual drowning figures. Even for high-income countries, epidemiologic data accounts for only 6% of the problem because death and statistics exclude many nonfatal drowning patients and drowning deaths due to disasters; and many death certificates register the consequence of drowning as the cause of dea...
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Drowning science took a great fuel injection after ILS started to organize a world conference on drowning prevention (1). Since the first conference in San Diego (1998), the number and quality of papers submitted has increased sharply. Still, papers are predominantly from epidemiologists, health professionals and university swim teachers around the...
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Objective: This study aimed to analyse the influence of physical fatigue, resulting from a simulated aquatic rescue, at a swimming pool, in the quality of CPR delivered by the rescuer. Design, Setting and Participants: An intragroup design with 27 lifeguards was used in this study. The quality of CPR delivery was evaluated for two minutes for all...
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This chapter will focus on medical facilities at beaches in two environments with diametrically opposed circumstances.
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It is clear that there is a need to improve the technical quality of research that increasingly takes place around the thematic of drowning, mainly through higher qualification specifically targeted towards lifesaving. This effort is still lagging behind the standards that are nowadays commonplace for other research areas, and many opportunities ex...
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The main purpose of this study was to isolate and briefly characterize proteolytic bacteria from a poorly known habitat – raw wool. Fleece samples were accordingly collected from Merino raw wool – a Portuguese ewe breed, at three distinct areas of their body, from animals exhibiting no symptoms or signs of abnormalities; they were then subjected to...
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The synthesis of an extracellular protease by Bacillus sp. HTS102—a wild strain recently iso-lated from the wool of Portuguese Merino ewes, was optimized. This protease is thermostable and particularly resistant to harsh environmental con-ditions—and appears to bear a unique ability to hydrolyze keratin-rich solid materials. Following a preliminary...
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Five wool-degrading bacterial strains were selected from a set of 115 isolates from a less conventional source, i.e., the wool of Portuguese Merino sheep, based on their promising keratinolytic abilities. All selected strains belong to the genus Bacillus, probably Bacillus subtilis/licheniformis, according to 16S rRNA sequencing. They were able to...