Importance of hand hygiene

Catarina Marques, Specialist Nurse in Intensive Care of Centro Hospitalar de Leiria, EPE and PhD student at ciTechCare, published on January 27 an opinion article in the Diário de Leiria on the importance of hand hygiene, highlighting the fundamental role of this gesture to fight the pandemic and identifying the various forms of hand hygiene.Catarina points out that “The hands are covered mostly by bacteria, but also fungi, viruses and protozoa (…). It is through touch (contact) of surfaces (…) that these microorganisms reach our hands, and it is also through this transmission route that they can be left on

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Pandemic race

Salvato Feijó, collaborator member of ciTechCare, current clinical director of Centro Hospitalar de Leiria and director of the Pulmonology Departmentof the same hospital, was interviewed by Jornal de Leiria on January 28th, where he spoke about the challenge that the Leiria Hospital Center, like other hospitals in the country, is facing due to the new wave of COVID-19. “We are in a race against the pandemic time to gain some advantage, given the epidemiological evolution. The situation is very serious.” says Salvato. “What we are experiencing in hospitals is not comparable with anyother time. (…) The health system mustrespond. We

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ciTechCare at the European Respiratory Congress

Joana Cruz, lecturer at the School of Health Sciences, Polytechnic of Leiria, and researcher at ciTechCare, was actively involved in the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Congress (#ERScongress), with the presentation of two e-posters developed under the OnTRACK project ((https://citechcare.ipleiria.pt/ontrack/), and the chairing of two symposia, together with two international experts

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Celiac disease volunteers and their families

The researcher Sónia Gonçalves Pereira, mother of two celiac girls, is looking for celiac volunteers and their direct family (children and adults) to create a biobank of blood and feces samples for a research project that aims to study the influence of genetics and the microbiome on development of this

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Opening of call for research scholarship

The Polytechnic of Leiria opened a call for 1 Research Scholarship under the ForPharmacy project – Future pharmacy as a plug-and-play ecosystem (projet n. 70053), co-financed by the Lisbon 2020 Regional Operational Programme (LISBOA 2020) and the Portugal 2020 Programme, through the ERDF – European Regional Development Fund.The Research Scholarship

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Opening of call for Research Scholarship

The Polytechnic of Leiria opened a call for 1 Research Scholarship under the SafeTrack project – Miniaturized wireless devices for continuous monitoring of patients in the emergency department (project no. 70111), co-financed by the Centro 2020 Regional Operational Programme (CENTRO 2020), under the Portugal 2020 Programme, through the ERDF –

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