Paula Cristina Ravasco

Professor Auxiliar Convidado

Generic Bio

Participação na FM-UCP

  • Professora das unidades curriculares Diabetes, Obesidade e Lifestyles, Digestão e Defesa I e Digestão e Defesa II 
  • Team Leader e Investigadora Principal no Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar em Saúde da UCP & CatolicaMed Platform, CAtólicaREsearch – CARE, UCP, Pure 5.20.2 
  • Membro do Conselho Científico da Faculdade de Medicina da UCP
  • Professora Bibliotecária  
  • Directora do Programa de Pós-graduação Internacional “Nutrição e Metabolismo em Oncologia” em colaboração com o Instituto de Ciências da Saúde da UCP

 

Áreas de Atividade

Nutrição clínica | Metabolismo | Oncologia | Imuno-hemoterapia | Medicina Clínica | Investigação Clínica 

 

Actividade Profissional

  • Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) 
  • Instituto Universitário Egas Moniz 
  • Hospital TROFA, Lisboa 

 

Formação

  • Estudos básicos em Medicina, Bachelor Medical Degree 
  • Bolseira de Estágio de investigação no Human Nutrition Research Centre, Universidade de Tufts – Boston, Massachusetts EUA  
  • Estágio de Medicina intensiva no Howard County General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, EUA 
  • Mestrado Integrado em Medicina na Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa. 
  • Licenciatura em Nutrição e Engenharia Alimentar 
  • Licenciatura em Ciências da Nutrição
  • Doutoramento em Ciências da Saúde sob o tema:  “Cancer: metabolic dysfunction, nutrition and Quality of Life”,  pela Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, com a classificação final de Aprovada por unanimidade com Distinção e Louvor   
  • Integração no corpo médico dos Médicos do Mundo em Missão Voluntária em Nampula, Moçambique 

 

Resumo da Carreira Profissional

  • Internato do Ano Comum do Hospital Universitário de Santa Maria – Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Norte, EPE. 
  • Internato da Formação Específica de Imuno-hemoterapia do Hospital Universitário de Santa Maria – Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Norte, EPE.
  • Tripulante de viatura de emergência médica (INEM) 
  • Monitora, Assistente e Professora Auxiliar da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa  
  • Professora auxiliar em colaboração com o ICS-UCP, Lisboa 
  • Professora Auxiliar Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) e Instituto Universitário Egas Moniz 
  • Membro do Conselho Científico Conferências e Congressos científicos e de cursos de pré- e pós-graduação em nutrição, oncologia e medicina 
  • Investigadora Principal e Team Leader da FCT - MCTES 
  • Investigadora Integrada no Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar em Saúde da UCP 
  • Investigadora Principal no Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar Egas Moniz (CiiEM), Instituto Universitário Egas Moniz (IUEM) 
  • Membro da ESPEN Faculty e do Comitê das Guidelines da ESPEN Guidelines (2016-) | Editora Associada Clinical Nutrition - Journal - Elsevier (2018-)  
  • Autora ou co-autora de mais de 70 artigos científicos originais publicados em revistas com avaliação por pares  

 

Línguas

Português | Inglês| Espanhol | Francês 

 

 

Artigo

The science of micronutrients in clinical practice – Report on the ESPEN symposium

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Mette M. Berger). 2024. Clinical Nutrition
Artigo

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) for the assessment of body composition in oncology

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Mariana Garcia Branco). 2023. Nutrients
Outras

Corrigendum

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with David da Silva Dias). 2023. Frontiers in Nutrition
Artigo

Oncology-led early identification of nutritional risk

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Maurizio Muscaritoli). 2023. Cancers
Artigo

Assessment of nutritional status of oncology patients at hospital admission

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Carolina Trabulo). 2022. Frontiers in Nutrition
Outras

Bioelectrical impedance analysis for the assessment of body composition in oncology

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with M. G. Branco). 2022. 44th ESPEN Congress on Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism, 3/09/22
Artigo

GLIM in diagnosing malnutrition and predicting outcome in ambulatory patients with head and neck cancer

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Helena Kristiina Orell). 2022. Frontiers in Nutrition
Artigo

Impact of body composition on prognosis and dose-limiting toxicities on metastatic colorectal cancer

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with David da Silva Dias). 2022. Frontiers in Nutrition
Outras

Making cachexia reversible

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with I. Tavares). 2022. 44th ESPEN Congress on Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism, 3/09/22
Outras

N-3 fatty acids supplementation and chemotherapy-induced toxicity

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with C. Mateus). 2022. 44th ESPEN Congress on Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism, 3/09/22
Artigo

Protein intake and muscle mass maintenance in patients with cancer types with high prevalence of sarcopenia

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Carolina Capitão). 2022. Supportive Care in Cancer
Artigo

The impact of nutrition on the lives of patients with digestive cancers: a position paper

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Marianna Vitaloni). 2022. Supportive Care in Cancer
Artigo

The importance of protein sources to support muscle anabolism in cancer

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Katherine L. Ford). 2022. Clinical Nutrition
Artigo

Cancer cachexia in adult patients

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with ESMO Guidelines Committee). 2021. ESMO Open
Artigo

ESPEN practical guideline

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Maurizio Muscaritoli). 2021. Clinical Nutrition
Outras

Head and neck in squamous cell carcinomas concurrent chemoradiotherapy

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with M. João de Sousa). 2021. Oral Oncology
Outras

Impact of systemic inflammation and sarcopenia on prognosis of metastatic colorectal cancer

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with David da Silva Dias). 2021. Journal of Clinical Oncology
Artigo

Managing severe dysgeusia and dysosmia in lung cancer patients

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ana Sofia Spencer). 2021. Frontiers in Oncology
Artigo

Body composition changes in patients with head and neck cancer under active treatment

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Bárbara Ferrão). 2020. Supportive Care in Cancer
Artigo

Nutrition information in oncology — extending the electronic patient-record data set

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Priscila A. Maranhão). 2020. Journal of Medical Systems
Artigo

Body composition evaluation in head and neck cancer patients

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Inês Almada-Correia). 2019. Frontiers in Oncology
Artigo

Dairy products

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Alexandra Vasconcelos). 2019. Frontiers in Nutrition
Artigo

Nutrition in Cancer Patients

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Paula Ravasco). 2019. Journal of Clinical Medicine
Artigo

Nutritional counseling for head and neck cancer patients undergoing (chemo) radiotherapy — a prospective randomized trial

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Helena Orell). 2019. Frontiers in Nutrition
Artigo

Should omega-3 fatty acids be used for adjuvant treatment of cancer cachexia?

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Daryna Sergiyivna Lavriv). 2018. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
Artigo

The effect of flaxseed in breast cancer

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ana Calado). 2018. Frontiers in Nutrition
Artigo

Cachexia at diagnosis is associated with poor survival in head and neck cancer patients

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Orell-Kotikangas, H.). 2017. Acta Oto-Laryngologica
Artigo

ESPEN guidelines on nutrition in cancer patients

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Arends, J.). 2017. Clinical Nutrition
Artigo

ESPEN guidelines on nutritional support for polymorbid internal medicine patients

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Gomes, F.). 2017. Clinical Nutrition
Artigo

Eicosapentaenoic acid in cancer improves body composition and modulates metabolism

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Pappalardo, G.). 2015. Nutrition
Artigo

NRS-2002 for pre-treatment nutritional risk screening and nutritional status assessment in head and neck cancer patients

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Orell-Kotikangas, H.). 2015. Supportive Care in Cancer
Livro

Nutrition in Cancer

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2015. Nestle Nutrition Institute Workshop Series
Artigo

Nutritional approaches in cancer: Relevance of individualized counseling and supplementation

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2015. Nutrition
Artigo

Weight changes in Portuguese patients with depression: Which factors are involved?

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Correia, J.). 2014. Nutrition Journal
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Excessive adiposity and sedentary lifestyles are prevalent in cancer patients; a pilot study | La adiposidad excesiva y los estilos de vida sedentarios son prevalentes en los pacientes oncológicos; un estudio piloto

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Almeida, A.I.). 2013. Nutricion Hospitalaria
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Length of stay in surgical patients: Nutritional predictive parameters revisited

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Almeida, A.I.). 2013. British Journal of Nutrition
Artigo

Reply to AG Longhi

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2013. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Artigo

Students of dietetics & nutrition; a high risk group for eating disorders? | Estudiantes de dietética y nutricion; ¿un grupo con riesgo elevado para trastornos de la alimentación?

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Mealha, V.). 2013. Nutricion Hospitalaria
Artigo

The central role of nutritional therapy in cancer: The input of an experts committee of Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2013. Chinese Clinical Oncology
Artigo

Differing trends in the association between obesity and self-reported health in Portugal and Switzerland. Data from national health surveys 1992-2007

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Marques-Vidal, P.). 2012. BMC Public Health
Artigo

Individualized nutrition intervention is of major benefit to colorectal cancer patients: Long-term follow-up of a randomized controlled trial of nutritional therapy

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2012. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Artigo

International research program between medical schools: The relevance of clinical research training in nutrition

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Stambolliu, E.). 2012. Nutritional Therapy and Metabolism
Artigo

Nutritional risk and status of surgical patients; the relevance of nutrition training of medical students | Riesgo y estado nutricionales en pacientes quirúrgicos; la relevancia del entrenamiento nutricional en estudiantes de medicina

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ferreira, C.). 2012. Nutricion Hospitalaria
Artigo

Nutritional risk screening in surgery: Valid, feasible, easy!

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Almeida, A.I.). 2012. Clinical Nutrition
Artigo

Undernutrition and nutritional supplements in Oncology: What do health professionals and caregivers know? - A pilot survey

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ferreira, C.). 2012. e-SPEN Journal
Artigo

Validation of the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) in cancer

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Boléo-Tomé, C.). 2012. British Journal of Nutrition
Artigo

What is the relevance of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy on the survival of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Pena, M.J.). 2012. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Artigo

Definition and classification of cancer cachexia: An international consensus

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Fearon, K.). 2011. The Lancet Oncology
Artigo

Food for health: Primary-care prevention and public health relevance of the medical role | Alimentação para a saúde: A relevância da intervenção dos médicos

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2011. Acta Medica Portuguesa
Artigo

Nutritional support in head and neck cancer: How and why?

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2011. Anti-Cancer Drugs
Artigo

Research training in nutrition: Relevance for medical clinical pratice | Estágio De Investigação Em Nutrição: Relevância Para a Prática Clínica Em Medicina

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Coronha, A.L.). 2011. Acta Medica Portuguesa
Artigo

Teaching nutrition integration: Must screening in cancer

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Boléo-Tomé, C.). 2011. Oncologist
Artigo

Ten-year trends in overweight and obesity in the adult Portuguese population, 1995 to 2005

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Marques-Vidal, P.). 2011. BMC Public Health
Artigo

The relevance of body composition in cancer patients: What is the evidence? | A importância da composição corporal no doente oncológico: Qual a evidência?

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Coronha, A.L.). 2011. Acta Medica Portuguesa
Artigo

Underdiagnosed and undertreated: Obesity in the Portuguese population

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Marques-Vidal, P.). 2011. Archives of Internal Medicine
Artigo

What is the nutrition and lifestyle profile in oncology patient? Cross-sectional study | Qual o perfil nutricional e de estilos de vida do doente oncológico? Estudo transversal

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Rolão, A.). 2011. Acta Medica Portuguesa
Artigo

What is the relevance of nutrition in oncology? | Qual a relevância da nutrição em oncologia?

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with de Carvalho, G.). 2011. Acta Medica Portuguesa
Artigo

Body fat and poor diet in breast cancer women

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Amaral, P.). 2010. Nutricion Hospitalaria
Artigo

Colorectal cancer: Can nutrients modulate NF-κB and apoptosis?

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2010. Clinical Nutrition
Artigo

Increased body fat is independently and negatively related with cardiorespiratory fitness levels in children and adolescents with normal weight

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Marques-Vidal, P.). 2010. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Artigo

International exchange program between medical schools: the relevance of a clinical research training in nutrition

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ferencova, J.). 2010. Nutricion Hospitalaria
Artigo

Methods of valuation of the nutritional condition | Métodos de valoración del estado nutricional

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2010. Nutricion Hospitalaria
Artigo

Nutritional status and eating pattern in prostate cancer patients

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Mehdad, A.). 2010. Nutricion Hospitalaria
Artigo

The diversity of nutritional status in cancer: New insights

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Chaves, M.R.). 2010. Oncologist
Artigo

The TCN2 776C&gt;G polymorphism correlates with vitamin B<inf>12</inf>cellular delivery in healthy adult populations

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Castro, R.). 2010. Clinical Biochemistry
Artigo

A longitudinal study of hospital undernutrition in the elderly: Comparison of four validated methods

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Cansado, P.). 2009. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging
Artigo

Body image, weight concerns and related practices by Portuguese adolescents

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Marcelino, G.). 2009. Nutritional Therapy and Metabolism
Artigo

Cancer and nutrition: Key determinants of quality of life

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2009. European Journal of Cancer
Artigo

Iron homeostasis and H63D mutations in alcoholics with and without liver disease

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Machado, M.V.). 2009. World Journal of Gastroenterology
Artigo

Weight concerns and weight reduction practices of Portuguese adolescents

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Marcelino, G.). 2009. Nutricion Hospitalaria
Artigo

Blood oxidative stress markers in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and how it correlates with diet

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Machado, M.V.). 2008. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Artigo

Body fat levels in children and adolescents: Effects on the prevalence of obesity

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Marques-Vidal, P.). 2008. e-SPEN
Artigo

Cancer wasting and quality of life react to early individualized nutritional counselling!

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2007. Clinical Nutrition
Artigo

Colorectal cancer: Intrinsic characteristics modulate cancer energy expenditure and the risk of cachexia

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2007. Cancer Investigation
Artigo

How relevant are cytokines in colorectal cancer wasting?

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2007. Cancer Journal
Artigo

NF-κB and apoptosis in colorectal tumourigenesis

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Aranha, M.M.). 2007. European Journal of Clinical Investigation
Artigo

Does nutrition play a role in the quality of life of patients under chronic haemodialysis?

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Raimundo, P.). 2006. Nutricion Hospitalaria
Artigo

Foodstuffs and colorectal cancer risk: A review

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Marques-Vidal, P.). 2006. Clinical Nutrition
Artigo

Patient-centered outcomes in cancer: Nutrition makes a real difference!

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2006. Current Nutrition and Food Science
Artigo

Quality of life in gastrointestinal cancer: What is the impact of nutrition? | Qualidade de vida em doentes com cancro gastrintestinal: Qual o impacto da nutrição?

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2006. Acta Medica Portuguesa
Artigo

Trends of food intake in Portugal, 1987-1999: Results from the National Health Surveys

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Marques-Vidal, P.). 2006. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Artigo

Aspects of taste and compliance in patients with cancer

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2005. European Journal of Oncology Nursing
Artigo

Dietary counseling improves patient outcomes: A prospective, randomized, controlled trial in colorectal cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2005. Journal of Clinical Oncology
Artigo

Impact of nutrition on outcome: A prospective randomized controlled trial in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiotherapy

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2005. Head and Neck
Artigo

Nutritional risks and colorectal cancer in a Portuguese population

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2005. Nutricion Hospitalaria
Artigo

The effect of locoregional recurrence on survival and distant metastasis after conservative treatment for invasive breast carcinoma

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Monteiro Grillo, I.). 2005. Clinical Oncology
Artigo

5,10-Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) 677C→T and 1298A→C mutations are associated with DNA hypomethylation

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Castro, R.). 2004. Journal of Medical Genetics
Artigo

Cancer: Disease and nutrition are key determinants of patients' quality of life

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2004. Supportive Care in Cancer
Artigo

Nutritional risk and status assessment in surgical patients: A challenge amidst plenty

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Mourão, F.). 2004. Nutricion Hospitalaria
Artigo

Role of a nutrition support team in reducing the inappropriate use of parenteral nutrition (multiple letters) [2]

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Piquet, M.-A.). 2004. Clinical Nutrition
Artigo

Survey on the current practice of nutritional therapy in Portugal

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2004. Clinical Nutrition
Artigo

5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase 677C → T and 1298A → C mutations are genetic determinants of elevated homocysteine

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Castro, R.). 2003. QJM - Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
Artigo

Does nutrition influence quality of life in cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy?

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2003. Radiotherapy and Oncology
Artigo

Increased homocysteine and S-adenosylhomocysteine concentrations and DNA hypomethylation in vascular disease

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Castro, R.). 2003. Clinical Chemistry
Artigo

Nutritional deterioration in cancer: The role of disease and diet

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2003. Clinical Oncology
Artigo

The impact of fluid therapy on nutrient delivery: A prospective evaluation of practice in respiratory intensive care

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2003. Clinical Nutrition
Artigo

Tube Feeding in Mechanically Ventilated Critically Ill Patients: A Prospective Clinical Audit

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2003. Nutrition in Clinical Practice
Artigo

Specific changes in n-6 fatty acid metabolism in patients with chronic intestinal failure

Paula Cristina Ravasco (with Ravasco, P.). 2002. Clinical Nutrition