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Introduction of the harmonised respiratory physiotherapy curriculum.

Troosters T, Tabin N, Langer D, Burtin C, Chatwin M, Clini EM, Emtner M, Gosselink R, Grant K, Inal-Ince D, Lewko A, Main E, Mitchell S, Niculescu A, Oberwaldner B, Pitta F.

Breathe (Sheff). 2019 Jun;15(2):110-115. doi: 10.1183/20734735.0124-2019. Review.


A guide for respiratory physiotherapy postgraduate education: presentation of the harmonised curriculum.

Troosters T, Langer D, Burtin C, Chatwin M, Clini EM, Emtner M, Gosselink R, Grant K, Inal-Ince D, Lewko A, Main E, Oberwaldner B, Tabin N, Pitta F.

Eur Respir J. 2019 Jun 5;53(6). pii: 1900320. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00320-2019. Print 2019 Jun. No abstract available.


Functional Status of Patients with COPD Assessed by London Chest Activity of Daily Living Scale: Gender Association and Validity of a Cutoff Point.

Belo LF, Rodrigues A, Paes T, Machado FVC, Schneider LP, Vicentin AP, Probst VS, Pitta F, Hernandes NA.

Lung. 2019 Aug;197(4):509-516. doi: 10.1007/s00408-019-00235-2. Epub 2019 May 11.


Association between Neutrophil-Lymphocyte and Platelet-Lymphocyte Ratios and Coronary Artery Calcification Score among Asymptomatic Patients: Data from a Cross-Sectional Study.

Serrano CV Jr, de Mattos FR, Pitta FG, Nomura CH, de Lemos J, Ramires JAF, Kalil-Filho R.

Mediators Inflamm. 2019 Mar 26;2019:6513847. doi: 10.1155/2019/6513847. eCollection 2019.


A breath of fresh air: Validity and reliability of a Portuguese version of the Multidimensional Dyspnea Profile for patients with COPD.

Belo LF, Rodrigues A, Vicentin AP, Paes T, de Castro LA, Hernandes NA, Pitta F.

PLoS One. 2019 Apr 30;14(4):e0215544. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0215544. eCollection 2019.


Pulmonary rehabilitation, physical activity, respiratory failure and palliative respiratory care.

Spruit MA, Rochester CL, Pitta F, Kenn K, Schols AMWJ, Hart N, Wouters EFM, Nava S, Dreher M, Janssen DJA, Johnson MJ, Curtis RJ, Sastry M, Franssen FME.

Thorax. 2019 Jul;74(7):693-699. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2018-212044. Epub 2019 Mar 14.


Muscle Dysfunction in Smokers and Patients With Mild COPD: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.

Fonseca J, Nellessen AG, Pitta F.

J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2019 Jul;39(4):241-252. doi: 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000400.


Sedentary Behaviour and Physical Inactivity in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Schneider LP, Furlanetto KC, Rodrigues A, Lopes JR, Hernandes NA, Pitta F.

COPD. 2018 Oct;15(5):432-438. doi: 10.1080/15412555.2018.1548587.


Clinical impact of body composition phenotypes in patients with COPD: a retrospective analysis.

Machado FVC, Schneider LP, Fonseca J, Belo LF, Bonomo C, Morita AA, Furlanetto KC, Felcar JM, Rodrigues A, Franssen FME, Spruit MA, Pitta F, Hernandes NA.

Eur J Clin Nutr. 2019 Jan 14. doi: 10.1038/s41430-019-0390-4. [Epub ahead of print]


Effects of exercise training in water and on land in patients with COPD: a randomised clinical trial.

Felcar JM, Probst VS, de Carvalho DR, Merli MF, Mesquita R, Vidotto LS, Ribeiro LRG, Pitta F.

Physiotherapy. 2018 Dec;104(4):408-416. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2018 Mar 1.


Cluster analysis identifying patients with COPD at high risk of 2-year all-cause mortality.

Rodrigues A, Camillo CA, Furlanetto KC, Paes T, Morita AA, Spositon T, Donaria L, Ribeiro M, Probst VS, Hernandes NA, Pitta F.

Chron Respir Dis. 2019 Jan-Dec;16:1479972318809452. doi: 10.1177/1479972318809452.


Difference Between Slow and Forced Vital Capacity and Its Relationship with Dynamic Hyperinflation in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Martinez L, Rodrigues D, Donária L, Furlanetto KC, Machado FVC, Schneider LP, Ribeiro M, Hernandes NA, Pitta F.

Lung. 2019 Feb;197(1):9-13. doi: 10.1007/s00408-018-0174-y. Epub 2018 Oct 29.


Prognostic Differences between Men and Women with Acute Coronary Syndrome. Data from a Brazilian Registry.

Soeiro AM, Silva PGMBE, Roque EAC, Bossa AS, Biselli B, Leal TCAT, Soeiro MCFA, Pitta FG, Serrano CV Jr, Oliveira MT Jr.

Arq Bras Cardiol. 2018 Nov;111(5):648-653. doi: 10.5935/abc.20180166. Epub 2018 Sep 21. English, Portuguese.


Worker acceptability of the Pennington Pedal Desk™ occupational workstation alternative.

Proença M, Schuna JM, Barreira TV, Hsia DS, Pitta F, Tudor-Locke C, Cowley AD, Martin CK.

Work. 2018;60(3):499-506. doi: 10.3233/WOR-182753.


Physical Inactivity, Functional Status and Exercise Capacity in COPD Patients Receiving Home-Based Oxygen Therapy.

Mazzarin C, Kovelis D, Biazim S, Pitta F, Valderramas S.

COPD. 2018 Jun;15(3):271-276. doi: 10.1080/15412555.2018.1469608. Epub 2018 May 25.


Best Protocol for the Sit-to-Stand Test in Subjects With COPD.

Morita AA, Bisca GW, Machado FVC, Hernandes NA, Pitta F, Probst VS.

Respir Care. 2018 Aug;63(8):1040-1049. doi: 10.4187/respcare.05100. Epub 2018 May 22.


Regression of Atherosclerotic Plaques of Cholesterol-Fed Rabbits by Combined Chemotherapy With Paclitaxel and Methotrexate Carried in Lipid Core Nanoparticles.

Gomes FLT, Maranhão RC, Tavares ER, Carvalho PO, Higuchi ML, Mattos FR, Pitta FG, Hatab SA, Kalil-Filho R, Serrano CV Jr.

J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2018 Nov;23(6):561-569. doi: 10.1177/1074248418778836. Epub 2018 May 20.


Heart Rate Recovery, Physical Activity Level, and Functional Status in Subjects With COPD.

Morita AA, Silva LKO, Bisca GW, Oliveira JM, Hernandes NA, Pitta F, Furlanetto KC.

Respir Care. 2018 Aug;63(8):1002-1008. doi: 10.4187/respcare.05918. Epub 2018 May 15.


Physiopathological relationship between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and insulin resistance.

Machado FVC, Pitta F, Hernandes NA, Bertolini GL.

Endocrine. 2018 Jul;61(1):17-22. doi: 10.1007/s12020-018-1554-z. Epub 2018 Mar 6. Review.


Approach to concurrent coronary and carotid artery disease: Epidemiology, screening and treatment.

Reis PFFD, Linhares PV, Pitta FG, Lima EG.

Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2017 Nov;63(11):1012-1016. doi: 10.1590/1806-9282.63.11.1012. Review.


Can the six-minute walk distance predict the occurrence of acute exacerbations of COPD in patients in Brazil?

Morakami FK, Morita AA, Bisca GW, Felcar JM, Ribeiro M, Furlanetto KC, Hernandes NA, Pitta F.

J Bras Pneumol. 2017 Jul-Aug;43(4):280-284. doi: 10.1590/S1806-37562016000000197. English, Portuguese.


Pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with COPD during and after an exacerbation-related hospitalisation: back to the future?

Spruit MA, Singh SJ, Rochester CL, Greening NJ, Franssen FME, Pitta F, Troosters T, Nolan C, Vogiatzis I, Clini EM, Man WD, Burtin C, Goldstein RS, Vanfleteren LEGW, Kenn K, Nici L, Janssen DJA, Casaburi R, Shioya T, Garvey C, Carlin BW, ZuWallack RL, Steiner M, Wouters EFM, Puhan MA.

Eur Respir J. 2018 Jan 11;51(1). pii: 1701312. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01312-2017. Print 2018 Jan. No abstract available.


4-Meter Gait Speed Test in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: INTERRATER RELIABILITY USING A STOPWATCH.

Bisca GW, Fava LR, Morita AA, Machado FVC, Pitta F, Hernandes NA.

J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2018 Jul;38(4):E10-E13. doi: 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000297.


Ischemic left ventricle systolic dysfunction: An evidence-based approach in diagnostic tools and therapeutics.

Lima EG, Carvalho FPC, Linhares Filho JPP, Pitta FG, Serrano CV Jr.

Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2017 Sep;63(9):793-800. doi: 10.1590/1806-9282.63.09.793. Review.


Increasing Physical Activity in Daily Life in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: To Solve the Puzzle, Every Piece Counts.

Rodrigues A, Schneider LP, Machado FVC, Brito IL, Pitta F.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Apr 15;197(8):1088-1089. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201710-2053LE. No abstract available.


Agreement of different reference equations to classify patients with COPD as having reduced or preserved 6MWD.

Machado FVC, Bisca GW, Morita AA, Rodrigues A, Probst VS, Furlanetto KC, Pitta F, Hernandes NA.

Pulmonology. 2017 Nov 27. pii: S2173-5115(17)30151-3. doi: 10.1016/j.rppnen.2017.08.007. [Epub ahead of print]


Oxygen Desaturation in Daily Life and During a Laboratory-Based Protocol of Activities of Daily Living in COPD: Is There Relationship?

Sant'Anna T, Donária L, Hernandes NA, Furlanetto KC, Barbosa DS, Gosselink R, Pitta F.

Lung. 2018 Feb;196(1):19-26. doi: 10.1007/s00408-017-0068-4. Epub 2017 Nov 13.


Physical activity patterns and clusters in 1001 patients with COPD.

Mesquita R, Spina G, Pitta F, Donaire-Gonzalez D, Deering BM, Patel MS, Mitchell KE, Alison J, van Gestel AJ, Zogg S, Gagnon P, Abascal-Bolado B, Vagaggini B, Garcia-Aymerich J, Jenkins SC, Romme EA, Kon SS, Albert PS, Waschki B, Shrikrishna D, Singh SJ, Hopkinson NS, Miedinger D, Benzo RP, Maltais F, Paggiaro P, McKeough ZJ, Polkey MI, Hill K, Man WD, Clarenbach CF, Hernandes NA, Savi D, Wootton S, Furlanetto KC, Cindy Ng LW, Vaes AW, Jenkins C, Eastwood PR, Jarreta D, Kirsten A, Brooks D, Hillman DR, Sant'Anna T, Meijer K, Dürr S, Rutten EP, Kohler M, Probst VS, Tal-Singer R, Gil EG, den Brinker AC, Leuppi JD, Calverley PM, Smeenk FW, Costello RW, Gramm M, Goldstein R, Groenen MT, Magnussen H, Wouters EF, ZuWallack RL, Amft O, Watz H, Spruit MA.

Chron Respir Dis. 2017 Aug;14(3):256-269. doi: 10.1177/1479972316687207. Epub 2017 Feb 24.


Fat-free mass depletion in patients with COPD in Brazil: development of a new cutoff point and its relation with mortality and extrapulmonary manifestations.

Travassos A, Rodrigues A, Furlanetto KC, Donária L, Bisca GW, Nellessen AG, Pitta F, Hernandes NA.

Eur J Clin Nutr. 2017 Nov;71(11):1285-1290. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2017.105. Epub 2017 Jul 19.


Multitask protocols to evaluate activities of daily living performance in people with COPD: a systematic review.

Paes T, Machado FVC, Cavalheri V, Pitta F, Hernandes NA.

Expert Rev Respir Med. 2017 Jul;11(7):581-590. doi: 10.1080/17476348.2017.1335198. Epub 2017 Jun 8.


Changes in physical activity and sedentary behaviour following pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD.

Mesquita R, Meijer K, Pitta F, Azcuna H, Goërtz YMJ, Essers JMN, Wouters EFM, Spruit MA.

Respir Med. 2017 May;126:122-129. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2017.03.029. Epub 2017 Mar 31.


Physical Activity of Patients with COPD from Regions with Different Climatic Variations.

Furlanetto KC, Demeyer H, Sant'anna T, Hernandes NA, Camillo CA, Pons IS, Gosselink R, Troosters T, Pitta F.

COPD. 2017 Jun;14(3):276-283. doi: 10.1080/15412555.2017.1303039. Epub 2017 Apr 7.


Peripheral muscle training in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: novel approaches and recent advances.

Bisca GW, Camillo CA, Cavalheri V, Pitta F, Osadnik CR.

Expert Rev Respir Med. 2017 May;11(5):413-423. doi: 10.1080/17476348.2017.1317598. Epub 2017 Apr 17. Review.


Reliability, construct validity and determinants of 6-minute walk test performance in patients with chronic heart failure.

Uszko-Lencer NHMK, Mesquita R, Janssen E, Werter C, Brunner-La Rocca HP, Pitta F, Wouters EFM, Spruit MA.

Int J Cardiol. 2017 Aug 1;240:285-290. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.02.109. Epub 2017 Feb 28.


Sedentary Behavior Is an Independent Predictor of Mortality in Subjects With COPD.

Furlanetto KC, Donária L, Schneider LP, Lopes JR, Ribeiro M, Fernandes KB, Hernandes NA, Pitta F.

Respir Care. 2017 May;62(5):579-587. doi: 10.4187/respcare.05306. Epub 2017 Mar 7.


Physical Function, Quality of Life, and Energy Expenditure During Activities of Daily Living in Obese, Post-Bariatric Surgery, and Healthy Subjects.

Monteiro F, Ponce DAN, Silva H, Pitta F, Carrilho AJF.

Obes Surg. 2017 Aug;27(8):2138-2144. doi: 10.1007/s11695-017-2619-4.


Development, Validity and Reliability of the Londrina Activities of Daily Living Protocol for Subjects With COPD.

Sant'Anna T, Donária L, Furlanetto KC, Morakami F, Rodrigues A, Grosskreutz T, Hernandes NA, Gosselink R, Pitta F.

Respir Care. 2017 Mar;62(3):288-297. doi: 10.4187/respcare.05058. Epub 2017 Jan 31.


Londrina Activities of Daily Living Protocol: Reproducibility, Validity, and Reference Values in Physically Independent Adults Age 50 Years and Older.

Paes T, Belo LF, da Silva DR, Morita AA, Donária L, Furlanetto KC, Sant'Anna T, Pitta F, Hernandes NA.

Respir Care. 2017 Mar;62(3):298-306. doi: 10.4187/respcare.05059. Epub 2017 Jan 31.


Oxygen therapy devices and portable ventilators for improved physical activity in daily life in patients with chronic respiratory disease.

Furlanetto KC, Pitta F.

Expert Rev Med Devices. 2017 Feb;14(2):103-115. doi: 10.1080/17434440.2017.1283981. Epub 2017 Jan 31. Review.


Activity Levels and Exercise Motivation in Patients With COPD and Their Resident Loved Ones.

Mesquita R, Nakken N, Janssen DJA, van den Bogaart EHA, Delbressine JML, Essers JMN, Meijer K, van Vliet M, de Vries GJ, Muris JWM, Pitta F, Wouters EFM, Spruit MA.

Chest. 2017 May;151(5):1028-1038. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2016.12.021. Epub 2017 Jan 10.


Analysis of nocturnal actigraphic sleep measures in patients with COPD and their association with daytime physical activity.

Spina G, Spruit MA, Alison J, Benzo RP, Calverley PMA, Clarenbach CF, Costello RW, Donaire-Gonzalez D, Dürr S, Garcia-Aymerich J, van Gestel AJR, Gramm M, Hernandes NA, Hill K, Hopkinson NS, Jarreta D, Kohler M, Kirsten AM, Leuppi JD, Magnussen H, Maltais F, Man WD, McKeough ZJ, Mesquita R, Miedinger D, Pitta F, Singh SJ, Smeenk FWJM, Tal-Singer R, Vagaggini B, Waschki B, Watz H, Wouters EFM, Zogg S, den Brinker AC.

Thorax. 2017 Aug;72(8):694-701. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-208900. Epub 2017 Jan 12.


A pulmonary index able to predict peripheral muscle function in COPD.

Martinez L, Pitta F.

Rev Port Pneumol (2006). 2017 Jan - Feb;23(1):1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.rppnen.2016.11.003. Epub 2016 Dec 20. No abstract available.


Maximal Inspiratory Pressure: Does the Choice of Reference Values Actually Matter?

Rodrigues A, Da Silva ML, Berton DC, Cipriano G Jr, Pitta F, O'Donnell DE, Neder JA.

Chest. 2017 Jul;152(1):32-39. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2016.11.045. Epub 2016 Dec 8.


Static and Functional Balance in Individuals With COPD: Comparison With Healthy Controls and Differences According to Sex and Disease Severity.

de Castro LA, Ribeiro LR, Mesquita R, de Carvalho DR, Felcar JM, Merli MF, Fernandes KB, da Silva RA, Teixeira DC, Spruit MA, Pitta F, Probst VS.

Respir Care. 2016 Nov;61(11):1488-1496. Epub 2016 Aug 2.


What is the impact of impaired left ventricular ejection fraction in COPD after adjusting for confounders?

Mesquita R, Franssen FM, Houben-Wilke S, Uszko-Lencer NH, Vanfleteren LE, Goërtz YM, Pitta F, Wouters EF, Spruit MA.

Int J Cardiol. 2016 Dec 15;225:365-370. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.10.016. Epub 2016 Oct 11.


Profile of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease classified as physically active and inactive according to different thresholds of physical activity in daily life.

Furlanetto KC, Pinto IF, Sant'Anna T, Hernandes NA, Pitta F.

Braz J Phys Ther. 2016 Nov-Dec;20(6):517-524. doi: 10.1590/bjpt-rbf.2014.0185. Epub 2016 Sep 12.


Is the six-minute walk test a useful tool to prescribe high-intensity exercise in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Rodrigues A, Di Martino M, Nellessen AG, Hernandes NA, Neder JA, Pitta F.

Heart Lung. 2016 Nov - Dec;45(6):550-556. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2016.08.005. Epub 2016 Sep 14.


Validity and Reproducibility of the Glittre ADL-Test in Obese and Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients.

Monteiro F, Ponce DA, Silva H, Carrilho AF, Pitta F.

Obes Surg. 2017 Jan;27(1):110-114. doi: 10.1007/s11695-016-2244-7.


Measurement properties of the Timed Up & Go test in patients with COPD.

Mesquita R, Wilke S, Smid DE, Janssen DJ, Franssen FM, Probst VS, Wouters EF, Muris JW, Pitta F, Spruit MA.

Chron Respir Dis. 2016 Nov;13(4):344-352. doi: 10.1177/1479972316647178. Epub 2016 Jul 8.


Validation of an integrated pedal desk and electronic behavior tracking platform.

Schuna JM Jr, Tudor-Locke C, Proença M, Barreira TV, Hsia DS, Pitta F, Vatsavai P, Guidry RD Jr, Magnusen MR, Cowley AD, Martin CK.

BMC Res Notes. 2016 Feb 9;9:74. doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-1882-0.

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