Armando Almeida

  • Chronic pain
  • Pain modulation,
  • Pain mechanisms
  • Nociception
  • Animal behaviour

Armando Almeida. Ph.D. in 2000 by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto (Human Biology – pain mechanisms), and graduation (licenciature) in Biology (1988) by the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto. He is an Associate Professor at the School of Medicine, University of Minho. He has 106 international publications, including 99 papers and 7 book chapters, an H-index of 32 (Research Gate), and a total of 3110 citations (by 2022-09-19, Research Gate). He received 14 prizes. His research interests are in Health Sciences, mainly in Basic Medicine (mechanisms of acute and chronic pain). He was Principal Investigator in several public (competitive) and private projects, with over 600.000 euros budget. He was and is supervisor/co-supervisor of 4 Post-doc, 5 Masters, and 9 Ph.D. students.

Scientific Highlights

Paredes AC, Pinto JM, Almeida A, Pinto PR. Predictive value of quantitative sensory testing for acute and chronic postsurgical pain after total joint arthroplasty: a systematic review. Pain, 163(3):e385-e400 (2022). doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002385; Fonseca-Rodrigues D, Rodrigues A, Martins T, Pinto J, Amorim D, Almeida A, Pinto-Ribeiro F. Correlation between pain severity and levels of anxiety and depression in Osteoarthritis patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Rheumatology, 61(1):53-75 (2021). doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keab512; Pinto PR, Paredes AC, Almeida A. Pain prevalence, characteristics and impact among people with haemophilia: findings from the first Portuguese survey and implications for pain management. Pain Med, 21(3):458-471 (2020). doi: 10.1093/pm/pny309; Pinto PR, McIntyre T, Araújo-Soares V, Almeida A. Costa P. Psychological Factors Predict an Unfavorable Pain Trajectory after Hysterectomy: a prospective cohort study on chronic post-surgical pain. Pain, 159(5):956-967 (2018). Doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001170; Pinto PR, Vieira A, Pereira D, Almeida A. Predictors of acute postsurgical pain after inguinal hernioplasty. J Pain, 18(8):947-955 (2017). doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2017.03.003; Leite-Almeida H, Cerqueira JJ, Wei H, Ribeiro-Costa N, Anjos-Martins H, Sousa N, Pertovaara A, Almeida A. Differential effects of left/right neuropathy on rats’ anxiety and cognitive behavior. Pain, 153:2218-2225 (2012). doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2012.07.007; Leite-Almeida H, Almeida-Torres L, Mesquita AR, Pertovaara A, Sousa N, Cerqueira JJ, Almeida A. The impact of age on emotional and cognitive behaviours triggered by experimental neuropathy in the rat. Pain, 144:57-65 (2009). doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2009.02.024; Gonçalves L, Silva R, Pinto-Ribeiro F, Bessa JM, Pertovaara A, Sousa N, Almeida A. Neuropathic pain is associated with depressive behaviour and induces neuroplasticity in the amygdala of the rat. Exp Neurol, 213:48-56 (2008). doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2008.04.043; Lemos L, Flores S, Oliveira P, Almeida A. Gabapentin supplemented with Ropivacain block of trigger-points improves pain control and quality of life in Trigeminal Neuralgia patients when compared with gabapentin alone. Clin J Pain, 24:64-75 (2008). doi: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e318158011a; Lima D, Almeida A. The medullary dorsal reticular nucleus as a pro-nociceptive center of the pain control system. Prog Neurobiol, 66:81-108 (2002). doi: 10.1016/S0301-0082(01)00025-9