Jaime Correia de Sousa

Jaime Correia de Sousa
University of Minho · Life and Health Sciences Research Institute, School of Medicine

Affiliate Professor

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Introduction
Jaime Correia de Sousa currently works at the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute, School of Medicine, University of Minho. Jaime does research in Respiratory Medicine, Primary Care and General Practice. Their main current projects are: (1) 'Epi-Asthma - to determine the prevalence of Asthma and Severe Asthma in Portugal and (2) EPISODE –assess the feasibility and value of the implementation of an interactive telemonitoring system for the management of COPD exacerbations
Additional affiliations
January 2011 - May 2021
University of Minho
Position
  • Senior Researcher
January 2010 - May 2021
International Primary Care Respiratory Group
Position
  • CEO
Education
September 2008 - October 2011
University of Minho - School of Medicine
Field of study
  • Asthma
October 1998 - September 1999
Porto Medical School
Field of study
  • Public Health
October 1972 - July 1978
Porto Medical School
Field of study
  • Medicine

Publications

Publications (171)
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Respiratory diseases remain a significant cause of global morbidity and mortality and primary care plays a central role in their prevention, diagnosis and management. An e-Delphi process was employed to identify and prioritise the current respiratory research needs of primary care health professionals worldwide. One hundred and twelve community-bas...
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Introduction Chronic respiratory diseases are the most common causes of morbidity and mortality globally. Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is a low-cost, high-impact intervention with patient education and exercise at its core. Although supported by a well-established evidence base, demand greatly exceeds capacity in low- and middle-income countries (...
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Purpose: Oral corticosteroids (OCS) are frequently used in asthma management but have an important risk-profile. The aim of the study is to characterize and compare the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, treatment regimen and asthma control between OCS users and non-users among the population of asthma patients (≥18 years) at GINA step...
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Objective: To assess the feasibility of the procedures of EPI-ASTHMA. EPI-ASTHMA is a population-based multicentre stepwise study about the prevalence and characterisation of patients with asthma based on disease severity in Portugal. Methods: A pilot study of EPI-ASTHMA was conducted with adults from three primary care centres. We followed a st...
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Objectives: To assess the feasibility of delivering a culturally tailored pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) programme and conducting a definitive randomised controlled trial (RCT). Design: A two-arm, randomised feasibility trial with a mixed-methods process evaluation. Setting: Secondary care setting in Georgia, Europe. Participants: People with...
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Introduction In Portugal as in other countries, data on the epidemiology of asthma are mainly grounded in questionnaire studies. Additionally, the detailed characterisation of asthma in terms of disease severity, control and phenotypes remain scarce. Studies assessing the prevalence of asthma and its subgroups using accurate methods are needed. Thi...
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Background Influenza can have a domino effect, triggering severe conditions and leading to hospitalization or even death. Since influenza testing is not routinely performed, statistical modeling techniques are increasingly being used to estimate annual hospitalizations and deaths associated with influenza, to overcome the known underestimation from...
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Purpose: To assess the relationship between suboptimal Peak Inspiratory Flow (sPIF), inhalation technique errors, and non-adherence, with Healthcare Resource Utilisation (HCRU) in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients receiving maintenance therapy via a Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI). Patients and methods: The cross-sectional, multi-co...
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COPD is increasingly common in China but is poorly understood by patients, medications are not used as prescribed and there is no access to recommended non-pharmacological treatment. We explored COPD patients’ and general practitioners’ (GPs) knowledge of COPD, views on its management and the acceptability of a flexible lung health service (LHS) of...
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The study aimed to determine the associations of Peak Inspiratory Flow (PIF), inhalation technique and adherence with health status and exacerbations in participants with COPD using DPI maintenance therapy. This cross-sectional multi-country observational real-world study included COPD participants aged ≥40 years using a DPI for maintenance therapy...
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Introduction: Despite being a leading cause of death worldwide, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is underdiagnosed and underprioritized within healthcare systems. Existing healthcare policies should be revisited to include COPD prevention and management as a global priority. Here, we propose and describe health system quality standard...
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Despite the implementation of effective paediatric vaccination programmes, pertussis remains a global health problem. Disease epidemiology has changed over time, shifting towards the adolescent and adult populations. In adults, the true burden of pertussis is greatly underestimated and pertussis vaccine coverage rates are suboptimal, including indi...
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The optimal use of drug combinations for the management of asthma is providing significant results. This has prompted INTERASMA (Global Asthma Association) to take a position on inhaled triple therapy in asthma. Starting from an extensive literature review, Interasma executive committee discussed and approved this Manifesto, developed by Interasma...
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Asthma brings considerable challenges for family doctors because of its variety of shapes, different levels of severity, a wide age range, and the fact that in the last decades clinicians are able to offer much better treatment options with a better level of disease control and a higher quality of life. The objectives of the current review article...
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Guidelines aim to standardize and optimize asthma diagnosis and management. Nevertheless, adherence to guidelines is suboptimal and may vary across different healthcare professional (HCP) groups. Further to these concerns, this ERS/EAACI Statement aims (1) via an international online survey, to evaluate the understanding of and adherence to intern...
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Objectives To examine the accuracy and cost-effectiveness of various chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) screening tests and combinations within a Chinese primary care population. Design Screening test accuracy study. Setting Urban and rural community health centres in four municipalities of China: Beijing (north), Chengdu (southwest), G...
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Purpose: SABA overuse might indicate poorly managed or uncontrolled asthma and be responsible for poor health outcomes. The aim of this study integrated in new fourth multi-design SABINA+ pillar was to characterize the population using short-acting β2-agonists for asthma and examine the patterns of its use among community pharmacy customers in Por...
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Randomized controlled trials together with systematic reviews and meta-analyses have been the cornerstone of clinical research. Some studies, because of the size of the sample, the use of randomization and well-defined measurements, the participation of multiple institutions, or long-term follow-up, are able to give a significant level of evidence....
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Introduction. Chronic rhinitis is defined as nasal inflammation with the presence of minimum two symptoms such as nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea, sneezing and/or itching one hour daily for a minimum of 12 weeks/year. According their etiology, four groups of rhinitis are described: allergic, infectious, non-allergic non-infectious and mixed. Chronic...
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Background Although there are many asymptomatic patients, one of the problems of COVID‐19 is early recognition of the disease. COVID‐19 symptoms are polymorphic and may include upper respiratory symptoms. However, COVID‐19 symptoms may be mistaken withthe common cold or allergic rhinitis. An ARIA‐EAACI study group attempted to differentiate upper r...
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The large amount of evidence and the renewed interest on upper and lower airways involvement in infectious and inflammatory diseases has led Interasma (Global Asthma Association) to take a position on United Airways Diseases (UAD). Starting from an extensive literature review, Interasma excecutive committee discussed and approved this Manifesto dev...
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Introduction: Widespread misuse of short-acting beta-agonists (SABAs) may contribute to asthma-related morbidity and mortality. Recognizing this, the Global Initiative for Asthma neither recommends SABA monotherapy nor regards this formulation as a preferred reliever. Many health systems and healthcare professionals (HCPs) experience practical iss...
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A Medicina Geral e Familiar é uma especialidade médica generalista, que enquadra a pessoa nos seus episódios de saúde e de doença. Esta característica obriga a um posicionamento distinto em relação ao ensino médico clássico, baseado sobretudo no paradigma da doença e do doente, seu portador. Em Portugal, a especialidade de Medicina Geral e Familiar...
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Background Respiratory diseases (RD) constitute a significant part of the workload of family physicians. There is no consensus on what family doctors should know in this area but established methods for achieving consensus may help to overcome this. Objectives The purpose of the study was to obtain a national consensus on the required knowledge an...
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The Allergic Rhinitis and Its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) initiative started more than 20 years ago and has developed and disseminated evidence-based guidelines and projects in the field of allergic rhinitis. This initiative is currently focused on providing patient-centred guidelines that contribute to an integrated care pathway between the various le...
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Background Guidelines are critical for facilitating cost-effective COPD care. Development and implementation in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) is challenging. To guide future strategy, an overview of current global COPD guidelines is required. Research question We systematically reviewed national COPD guidelines, focusing on worldwide ava...
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Background Guidelines are critical for facilitating cost-effective COPD care. Development and implementation in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) is challenging. To guide future strategy, an overview of current global COPD guidelines is required. Research question We systematically reviewed national COPD guidelines, focusing on worldwide avai...
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Large differences in COVID‐19 death rates exist between countries and between regions of the same country. Some very low death rate countries such as Eastern Asia, Central Europe or the Balkans have a common feature of eating large quantities of fermented foods. Although biases exist when examining ecological studies, fermented vegetables or cabbag...
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(250 words) Background Patient over-reliance on short-acting beta2 agonists (SABA), with concomitant underuse of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), is associated with poor asthma control and increased risk of asthma attacks. Objective To develop and validate a brief questionnaire to elicit patients’ perceptions of SABA (e.g. belief that asthma is bes...
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Background: Severe asthma is a serious condition with a significant burden on patients' morbidity, mortality, and quality of life. Some biological therapies targeting the IgE and interleukin-5 (IL5) mediated pathways are now available. Due to the lack of direct comparison studies, the choice of which medication to use varies. We aimed to explore t...
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Background/Objectives Older patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are particularly susceptible to inhaler technique errors and poor clinical outcomes. Several factors may influence their risk, but most studies are inconsistent and contradictory. We developed a tool for the major predictors of individual risk in these...
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Digital anamorphosis is used to define a distorted image of health and care that may be viewed correctly using digital tools and strategies. MASK digital anamorphosis represents the process used by MASK to develop the digital transformation of health and care in rhinitis.It strengthens the ARIA change management strategy in the prevention and manag...
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Asthma imposes a substantial burden on individuals and societies. Patients with asthma need high-quality primary care management; however, evidence suggests the quality of this care can be highly variable. Here we identify and report factors contributing to high-quality management. Twelve primary care global asthma experts, representing nine countr...
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Background Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a chronic inflammatory disease associated with a substantial personal and socio‐economic burden. Monitoring of patient‐reported outcomes by mobile technology offers the possibility to better understand real‐life burden of CRS. Methods This study reports on the cross‐sectional evaluation of data of 626 use...
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Face à situação atual e ao conhecimento disponível, o GRESP esclarece e recomenda: • As pessoas com Asma e DPOC são mais vulneráveis e têm um risco acrescido de sofrer complicações graves, caso desenvolvam a COVID-19. • As infeções víricas, tal como a doença COVID-19, são um importante fator de perda de controlo ou de agudização da Asma e da DPOC....
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Objectives To evaluate the degree to which evidence from large clinical trials can be applied to patients treated in a local hospital cohort of COPD outpatients. Methods The authors selected seventeen RCTs identified in a systematic way from GOLD 2019 consensus document, and applied their inclusion and exclusion criteria to a real-world cohort of...
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Background: In allergic rhinitis, a relevant outcome providing information on the effectiveness of interventions is needed. In MASK-air (Mobile Airways Sentinel Network), a visual analogue scale (VAS) for work is used as a relevant outcome. This study aimed to assess the performance of the work VAS work by comparing VAS work with other VAS measure...
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Background: In all societies, the burden and cost of allergic and chronic respiratory diseases are increasing rapidly. Most economies are struggling to deliver modern health care effectively. There is a need to support the transformation of the health care system into integrated care with organizational health literacy. Main body: As an example...
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Background: The Nature Step to Respiratory Health was the overarching theme of the 12th General Meeting of the Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD) in Helsinki, August 2018. New approaches are needed to improve respiratory health and reduce premature mortality of chronic diseases by 30% till 2030 (UN Sustainable Development...
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Objectives: To evaluate if non-adherence to inhaled medications, inhalers mishandling or the prescribers' non-adherence to GOLD strategy are associated with mMRC grade, CAT score, COPD acute exacerbations or FEV1%. Methods: A cross-sectional study on COPD was conducted in the ambulatory pulmonary clinic of Hospital de Guimarães. Patients ≥40 yea...
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Background and objectives: Inhalers mishandling remain an important clinical issue worldwide. The aim of this study was to evaluate inhalation technique in stable COPD out-patients. The variables under study were type of inhaler device (ID), patients' preference for an inhaler, number of IDs used by each patient, beliefs about inhaler medication an...
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Objectives To characterise the morbidity of COPD out-patients based on symptoms, acute exacerbations, FEV1 and comorbidities, and to explore the association between different patients’ characteristics such as social, demographic, clinical history or exposure. Methods Stable COPD outpatients over 40 years old diagnosed according to GOLD criteria we...
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Background: Mobile technology may help to better understand the adherence to treatment. MASK-rhinitis (Mobile Airways Sentinel NetworK for allergic rhinitis) is a patient-centred ICT system. A mobile phone app (the Allergy Diary) central to MASK is available in 22 countries. Objectives: To assess the adherence to treatment in allergic rhinitis pat...