Maria Conceição Manso

Maria Conceição Manso
Universidade Fernando Pessoa | UFP · Faculty of Health Sciences; FP-ENAS

PhD

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Introduction
Maria Conceição Manso currently works at the Faculty of Health Sciences; UFP Energy, Environmental and Health Research (FP-ENAS), University Fernando Pessoa, and at LAQV-REQUIMTE, University of Porto. Maria Conceição did research in Food Science and Engineering, and currently on the Health area, mainly but not only on Dentistry, and Environmental and Health.
Additional affiliations
June 2005 - present
Universidade Fernando Pessoa
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde
January 2001 - May 2005
Universidade Fernando Pessoa
Position
  • Professor Auxiliar
Description
  • Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde
September 1994 - October 2000
Education
October 1994 - December 2000
Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Field of study
  • Biotechnology/ Food Science and Engineering
October 1988 - July 1993
Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Field of study
  • Engenharia Alimentar

Publications

Publications (118)
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Osteoporosis is a common and serious health issue among postmenopausal women. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis study to determine whether environmental exposure to cadmium (Cd) is a risk factor for postmenopausal osteoporosis. A PROSPERO-registered review of the literature was performed on studies evaluating the relationship betwe...
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Objectives Adherence to the daily use of dental floss in childhood is recommended by various international health institutions/organizations. This systematic review (PROSPERO number CRD42020205232) aims to evaluate the prevalence of dental floss use in deciduous dentition. Materials and methods A systematic review was conducted in six databases (B...
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The purpose of this study is to assess the water quality of the Canal do Anil basin in Rio de Janeiro by taking account of seasonality, as well as quantitative and qualitative factors, based on a multivariate framework designed for the correlation of parameters and environmental conditions. The methodology involves collecting data from water sample...
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Background: The most consistent identified mortality determinants for the new coronavirus 2019 infection (COVID-19) are aging, male sex, cardiovascular/respiratory diseases, and cancer. They were determined from heterogeneous cohorts that included patients with different disease severity and previous condition. The main goal of our study was to te...
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Background Medical educational courses can be successful from an immediate feedback perspective but not lead to new behaviour or organizational changes in the workplace. The aim of this study was to assess the self-perceived impact of the Reanima European Trauma Course (R-ETC) on trainees’ behaviour and organizational change. Methods A 40-item que...
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Abstract: This prospective, double-blind, six-arm parallel randomised controlled trial aimed to compare the performance of two universal adhesives (UAs) in non-carious cervical lesions (NCCLs), using the FDI criteria, and analysed if participants/NCCLs’ characteristics influenced the outcome. Thirty-eight 18- to 65-year-old participants were seekin...
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Background: The objective was to determine if asymmetric facial features, nasal and chin deviations, affect the perception of attractiveness of a dental midline angulation, and if it is consistent among both dentists and laypeople. It was also analyzed if factors, such as the sex, age group of the participants and the dentist's area of operation a...
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The present study had a convenience sample with 236 laypeople and 242 dentists who completed an online questionnaire to choose the most attractive image among six pairs for comparison. Control image: symmetric (parallelism between occlusal plane (OP), commissural line (CL), and interpupillary line (IL)). Change of Control, obtaining three images wi...
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Background Many different types of oral overuse behaviors occur frequently in adult populations with painful temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). Less is known regarding these behaviors and their associations with TMDs in university students. Objectives Test the association between frequency of different oral overuse behaviors evaluated by the Oral...
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The association between modifiable risk factors and caries in children has been documented; however, most studies have been cross-sectional and have not considered the complexity of dietary factors and oral health habits. This study aimed to investigate the prospective association between dietary patterns and oral health behaviours at 4 years of ag...
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Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) may play a role in the pathology of human inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Previously, we found a high frequency (98% in patients with active disease) of MAP DNA detection in the blood of Portuguese Crohn's Disease patients, suggesting this cohort has high exposure to MAP organisms. Water is an imp...
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Objectives This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate if the consumption of acidic food and beverages, including energy drinks is associated with dental erosion in athletes. Methods A questionnaire was applied in 110 athletes (swimmers, bodybuilders, football players, boxers, volleyball players and runners) to collect training and sport pract...
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This cohort study aimed to characterize the oral microbiome of children with CLP, from two different age groups, and evaluate the effect of supervised or unsupervised toothbrushing on the microbiome of the cleft over time. Swab samples were collected from the cleft area at three different time points (A; no brushing, B; after 15 days and C; after 3...
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Publisher's Note: MDPI stays neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations. Abstract: Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with significant changes in dental structures. In children, it can induce enamel and dentin defects, which have been identified as risk factors for caries. This study aimed to...
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Bonding strategies within different brackets and dental materials are still a challenge concerning adhesion and dental surface damage. This study compared the shear and tensile bond strength of orthodontic ceramic and metallic brackets to enamel, acrylic, and ceramic surfaces after thermal cycling. Dental surfaces were divided into three groups: en...
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Background/objectiveAn adult with vocal fold nodules can suffer from hoarseness, breathiness and vocal fatigue, which, in turn, significantly affects their vocal participation as well as activities. A well-designed voice therapy program improves the quality of life and vocal functionality. This is a narrative review with a systematic search of the...
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Context: Judo is mainly an individual sport which requires great explosiveness and speed of movement, being considered as a combat sport with high risk of injury. Objective To quantify the prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries in judo practitioners. The intention was also to evaluate the intensity of pain in different body locations of the judo pr...
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Purpose: To assess the association between low prenatal or childhood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH) D) and dental caries experience in children. Materials and methods: PubMed, B-On, Web of Science, Scopus, and Cochrane Library databases were searched. The inclusion criteria were randomised controlled trials, cohort and cross-sectional stu...
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Background/objectiveThe aim of this study is to estimate the effect of voice therapy intervention in adults with vocal fold nodules, on three acoustic voice parameters (fundamental frequency, jitter and shimmer). The purpose of this meta-analysis is to present evidence based on literature regarding objective acoustic voice parameters changes, after...
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Objective: Unilateral vocal folds paralysis is a disorder that affects a patient’s quality-of-life by disturbing their phonation, breathing, and swallowing activities. This systematic review aimed to estimate the efficacy of voice treatment on the vocal fold motility in adult patients with unilateral vocal folds paralysis. Methods: PubMed, CINAHL,...
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Objectives: the purpose of this study was to assess the dental tooth decay profile of an elderly population from Northern Portugal. Material and Methods: this is a descriptive, cross-sectional study where a questionnaire, intended to assess the institutionalized elders oral health condition, was applied with the purpose of quantifying certain oral...
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RESUMO Atualmente, muitas espécies de plantas que produzem flores já fazem parte da alimentação humana, salientando-se em particular, as pétalas e sépalas edíveis. Habituais na cozinha desde a Antiguidade, o uso das flores não tem sido usual no nosso país. No entanto, com as novas tendências de recuperar os sabores agridoces e das múltiplas variant...
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Background/purpose Dental enamel defects are related to celiac disease and the dentists are in a perfect situation to identify and report suspected cases. The aim was to evaluate the symmetry of enamel defects in a pediatric Portuguese population with celiac disease and compare it with healthy controls. Materials and methods a case-control study w...
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Aim: Compare clinical performance and success/retention rates of two multi-mode (MM) adhesives, applied in self-etch (SE) or etch-and-rinse (ER) modes, with SE-all-in-one adhesive (SE/SE with enamel etching) in NCCL restorations at one-year follow-up. Material and methods: Prospective, double-blind RCT approved by the University Fernando Pessoa and...
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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) represents one of the major causes of nosocomial infections, leading to high mortality. Surfaces in clinics, as well as the attending uniform and the hands of the dental doctor can be MRSA reservoirs. Having this in mind, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the presence of Methicillin-Sensiti...
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Aims and Objectives: Celiac disease (CD) is characterized by oral manifestations in the soft tissues. The introduction of a gluten-free diet (GFD) may be related to change in the prevalence of oral changes and symptoms. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of oral soft tissue lesions in a pediatric Portuguese population with CD compa...
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Diesel-fueled buses have been replaced by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to minimize the high level of emissions in urban areas. However, differences in indoor exposure levels to Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene (BTEX) in those vehicles have not been investigated so far. The primary aim of this study was to determine if passengers are expose...
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RESUMO Atualmente, muitas espécies de plantas que produzem flores já fazem parte da alimentação humana, salientando-se em particular, as pétalas e sépalas edíveis. Habituais na cozinha desde a Antiguidade, o uso das flores não tem sido usual no nosso país. No entanto, com as novas tendências de recuperar os sabores agridoces e das múltiplas varian...
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Introdução: a aquisição de competências-chave no âmbito da educação clínica é crucial para formar futuros profissionais de saúde. Assim, torna-se relevante promover a melhoria na aprendizagem dos alunos de Fisioterapia. Objetivos: hierarquizar a ordem de importância das competências a adquirir pelos alunos de Fisioterapia em ensinos clínicos, sob...
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The volatile organic compounds benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BTEX) are emitted into the atmosphere at gas stations (GS) leading to chronic exposure of nearby residents, which raises public health concerns. This study aimes at determining the contribution of GS emissions to BTEX exposure in nearby residents. Three Control and Exposed a...
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Objective Children with Cleft Lip and Palate (CLP) present high incidence of oral health problems, namely those associated with the accumulation of dental plaque. The objective of this systematic review was to verify if there is any solution to improve the hygiene of the cleft area. Materials and methods A structured systematic review was performe...
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Objectives:To analyze whether there are differences between self-rated general health (SRH) and self-rated oral health (SROH) between individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) and without DM2, and to explore the general and oral conditions associated with major impacts on general health (GH) and oral health (OH) self-perception. Methods: Afte...
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Introduction Fado is a genre of urban folk music from Portugal characterized by some particularities. Some indictions in the study point this population of singers to be at higher risk of developing voice disorders. Aim This study aims to provide estimates of the prevalence of voice disorders in Fado singers, and to characterize the professional...
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Background The anatomical and morphological alterations associated with cleft lip and palate (CLP) favor the buildup of dental plaque. Aim To assess the efficacy of a new add‐on to regular toothbrush – the Cleft toothbrush, in removing the dental plaque of CLP patients, compared to a regular Toothbrush. Design Forty‐five children with CLP were ra...
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Background Oral behaviors (OBs) must be assessed as part of a biobehavioural evaluation for patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Objectives The aims of this study were: to translate and culturally adapt the Oral Behaviors Checklist (OBC) into Portuguese; to evaluate its basic psychometric properties; and to assess utility of the Portug...
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Spina's classification uses the incisive foramen as an anatomic reference to define groups I, II, and III. In some cases, the morphological manifestation of the cleft arises simultaneously pre- and postforamen, but without communicating. Considering that group I refers to isolated clefts of the primary palate and group III includes isolated clefts...
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Introduction: Evaluation of the Ability to Sing Easily is a vocal function self-report instrument. Its goal is to reflect how singer’s voice is felt and sounds at the time of the administration. This scale measures singer’s perceptions of the current status of their singing voice. EASE is an innovative instrument since the respondents are expected...
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Stevia rebaudiana leaf extracts are calorie-free sweeteners of natural origin, derived from the Stevia rebaudiana plant known as a natural sweetener, which contains steviol glycosides and others bioactive compounds recognized by their biological properties. The present study was designed to evaluate the total phenolics (26.0 mg gallic acid/g) and t...
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Ready-to-use diced onions are very convenient to final consumers and food service companies due to unpleasant pungency and lacrimation effects during bulb cutting. Nevertheless maintaining freshness and functional quality of diced onions is a challenge in the food industry. Thus it is important to know and model the influence of external factors on...
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Lisbon is one of the European cities where NO2 and PM10 legal limit values are still exceeded, leading to an Air Quality Plan applicable up to 2020. The developed work combined a detailed emission inventory, monitoring data, and modelling in order to assess if the proposed emission abatement scenarios, focused on the road transport sector, were abl...
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The objective of this study was to investigate the factors underlying the development of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in HIV-infected patients. Two hundred and sixty-six clinical cases were selected for a retrospective study. The sample was classified using the Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines and the identification of risk or protective factors a...
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Patients with cleft lip and palate (CLP) have several oral alterations that make the removal of bacterial plaque in the cleft area difficult, which is the main cause of the high incidence of oral health problems. The aim of this study is to develop a toothbrush especially designed to perform the hygiene of the cleft area. This device, called Cleft...
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Aims and methods: Our aim was to assess, in obese patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery, the cumulative Helicobacter pylori (HP) eradication rates by adopting Maastricht IV guidelines in areas of high clarithromycin resistance rates (CLT)-14 days concomitant first-line therapy with proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) bid, CLT 500 mg...
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Objectives: The objectives of this study were to trace and describe research patterns in singing voice, to compare the amount of published research over time, to identify journals that published most papers on "singing voice," and to establish the most frequent research topics. Materials and methods: The study uses qualitative and quantitative a...
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Lisbon is one of the European cities where NO2 and PM10 legal limit values are still exceeded, leading to an Air Quality Plan applicable up to 2020. The developed work combined a detailed emission inventory, monitoring data, and modelling in order to assess if the proposed emission abatement scenarios, focused on the road transport sector, were abl...
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Purpose: To assess the self-reported Oral Health Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) among institutionalised patients in an alcoholic detoxification programme in northern Portugal. Materials and methods: This analytical cross-sectional study using the Oral Health Impact Profile-49 (OHIP-49) was carried out in 300 individuals institutionalised for a...
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to systematically review the available literature about in vitro orthodontic bond strength tests regarding bonding brackets to acrylic teeth. Methods: A comprehensive electronic database search with no date or language limits was conducted. Relevant studies were selected based on predefined criteria: in vitro i...
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Objectives The objective of the study was to determine the erosive tooth wear (ETW) status of institutionalized patients for alcohol misuse rehabilitation therapy in the north of Portugal. Material and methods Descriptive, analytical, and cross-sectional study, conducted on 277 individuals (83.4 % men) with an average age of 43.6 ± 8.4 years, insti...
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Objective: The study aimed to review the prevalence of self-reported voice disorders in singers. Study Design: The study is a systematic review and meta-analysis. Methods: A systematic review of five major scientific databases was conducted. An extensive search strategy was used considering the rules of each database. Original articles were include...
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Determinar a motivação subjacente ao tratamento ortodôntico; avaliar a perceção do impacto do tratamento ortodôntico nos pacientes sujeitos ao mesmo; avaliar o grau de satisfação relativamente ao tratamento realizado.
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Aims: To determine whether there is an association between temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and a history of facial/jaw injury (FJI), orthodontic treatment (OT), or third molar removal (TMR) in university students, and to evaluate the students' awareness of a possible relationship between jaw pain or other TMD symptoms, FJI, OT, and TMR, and the...
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Aims and methods: Our aim was to assess, in obese patients undergoing Roux-en Y gastric bypass surgery, the quadruple concomitant HP eradication rates at first line treatment as proposed by the Maastricht IV consensus in areas of high clarithromycin resistance rates-proton pump inhibitor bid, clarithromycin 500 mg bid, amoxicillin 1000 mg bid, and...
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A saúde oral é um direito humano básico e um índice elevado de saúde oral constitui um fator determinante para a qualidade de vida e para a saúde geral. Contudo, a saúde oral pode ser comprometida ainda antes do ano de vida, apresentando repercussões significativas a nível individual, familiar e socioeconómico, com impacto imediato e a longo prazo....
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This study aims to perform a meta-analysis on the effect of prophylactic/therapeutic agents in enamel tissue loss due to erosion. A paper search was done on Medline, PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library, and 732 papers were identified. The inclusion criteria were very restrictive in order to be able to compare different protocols and methodologies...
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MicRoAlbuminuria sCreening survEy (RACE) was a multicentre, observational, cross-sectional study conducted in primary health-care settings of Portugal. Here, we present a post-hoc analysis from the RACE study, assessing the renal and cardiovascular (CV) risk predictive value of two different microalbuminuria (MA) screening methods, nephelometry wit...
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Objective: Evaluation of Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHCY) in HIV-infected patients. Methods: Retrospective cohort study of risk factors for HHCY (>14 mmol/L) in patients infected with HIV for more than three years and treated, or not, with different combinations of HAART. Eighty cases were selected for this study. Results: 46.3% (n=37) of HIV infected h...
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Coffee is one of the most popular and consumed beverages in the world, which leads to a high contents of solid residue known as spent coffee grounds (SCG). As is known, coffee beans contain several classes of health related chemicals, including phenolic compounds, melanoidins, diterpenes, xanthines and carotenoids which are associated with therapeu...
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Aims and Methods Our aim was to assess, in obese patients undergoing Roux-en Y gastric bypass surgery, the quadruple concomitant HP eradication rates at first line treatment as proposed by the Maastricht IV consensus in areas of high clarithromycin resistance rates—proton pump inhibitor bid, clarithromycin 500 mg bid, amoxicillin 1000 mg bid, and m...
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PhD Thesis - In the present thesis, we studied necrotic pulps associated or not with apical periodontitis and the efficacy of intracanal medication. We obtained samples from root canals by the well studied procedure known as Microbiological Root Canal Sampling (MRS). .A combination of Culture and Molecular identification approaches, have confirmed...
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Persistent left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy after surgery is frequent, but its clinical relevance is controversial. We evaluated if residual LV hypertrophy (LVH) is associated with clinical outcomes after aortic valve replacement (AVR) for severe aortic stenosis (AS). We analysed clinical and echocardiographic parameters before and after AVR, in a...
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Introduction and objectives: To determine the prevalence of microalbuminuria (MAU) in outpatients with hypertension and/or type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and in normotensive, non-diabetic outpatients (control group); and, as secondary objectives, to examine the differences in the distribution of MAU in the four subgroups and the association of diff...