Dr Armando Teixeira-Pinto
Senior Lecturer & Senior Research Fellow
Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Armando Teixeira-Pinto got his Phd in Biostatistics in 2007, from Harvard University (USA). He worked as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto (Portugal) until 2012. Recently, he joined the School of Public Health of the University of Sydney and he is part of the research team of the NHMRC Program Grant “Screening and Diagnostic Test Evaluation Program (STEP)
Dr. Teixeira-Pinto published more than 60 full text articles in indexed journals, 28 of which published in the past 5 years. He is also the author of a chapter in a Statistical book and co-authored the Technical Manual of the Dementia Evaluation Scale 2 (Portuguese version). According to Google scholar, his h-index is 17.
Dr. Teixeira-Pinto’s methodological research has focused on the development of multivariate statistical methods for the analysis of multiple outcomes. In particular, methods for jointly modelling outcomes measured on different scales (non-commensurate outcomes), methods for pooling information for decision-making in situations of multivariate outcomes and methods for variable selection in multivariate regression setting. His other interests includes, risk models, longitudinal data and meta-analysis methods for diagnostic testing. Along with his methodological work, Dr. Teixeira-Pinto has an extensive record of collaborative research in projects of clinical, epidemiological and health services research. The major areas of application include psychology, intensive care, anaesthesiology, neurology, nephrology, paediatrics, cardiovascular diseases, obesity and neglected tropical diseases.
He maintains international collaboration with researchers from the US (University of Harvard and Indiana University), Portugal (Universidade do Porto and Univesidade Nova de Lisboa), Sweden (Karolinska Institutet), Brazil (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais) and Angola (Universidade Agostinho Neto).
Teaching and supervision
Health Indicators and Health Surveys - Master of Biostatistics
Introduction to Biostatistics in the module of Research Methods - Medical degree
Statistical Society of Australia (SSAI)
American Statistcal Association (ASA)
Sociedade Portuguesa de Estatistica (SPE)
Editorial Board. Journal of Epidemiologic Methods.
Associate Statistical Consultant. Journal of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Statistical Reviewer. The Lancet and Lancet‘s speciality journals.
Ad-hoc reviewer for: Statistics in Medicine, Statistical Method in Medical Research, Circulation, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Decision Making, Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, American Journal of Hematology, Plos One, BMC Medical Research Methodology, Acta Medica.
Full articles in peer-reviewed journals
 J. S. Bagia, A. Chai, R. Chou, C. Chu, J. Rouse, E. Sinclair, L. Vonthethoff, and A. Teixeira-Pinto. Prospective diagnostic test accuracy comparison of computed tomography during arterial portography and primovist magnetic resonance imaging in the pre-operative assessment of colorectal cancer liver metastases. HPB (Oxford), Aug 2015.
 C.Bonner,J.Jansen,B.R.Newell,L.Irwig,A.Teixeira-Pinto,P.Glasziou,J.Doust,S.McKinn,and K. McCaffery. Is the ”heart age” concept helpful or harmful compared to absolute cardiovascular disease risk? an experimental study. Med Decis Making, Aug 2015.
 I. Martins, P. Carvalho, de M. G. Vries, A. Teixeira-Pinto, S. P. Wilson, B. H. C. Westerink, and I. Tavares. Gaba acting on gabab receptors located in a medullary pain facilitatory area enhances nociceptive behaviors evoked by intraplantar formalin injection. Pain, 156(8):1555–65, Aug 2015.
 I. Martins, P. Carvalho, de M. G. Vries, A. Teixeira-Pinto, S. P. Wilson, B. H. C. Westerink, and I. Tavares. Increased noradrenergic neurotransmission to a pain facilitatory area of the brain is implicated in facilitation of chronic pain. Anesthesiology, Jul 2015.
 A. Mendes, A. Goncalves, N. Vila-Cha, I. Moreira, J. Fernandes, J. Dama ́sio, A. Teixeira-Pinto, R. Taipa, A. B. Lima, and S. Cavaco. Appendectomy may delay parkinson’s disease onset. Mov Disord, Jul 2015.
 S. De, G. J. Williams, A. Teixeira-Pinto, P. Macaskill, M. McCaskill, D. Isaacs, and J. C. Craig. Lack of accuracy of body temperature for detecting serious bacterial infection in febrile episodes. Pediatr Infect Dis J, Jun 2015.
 A. Martins Da Silva, S. Cavaco, I. Moreira, A. Bettencourt, E. Santos, C. Pinto, A. Goncalves, E. Coutinho, R. Samoes, C. C. Dias, A. Teixeira-Pinto, B. M. Da Silva, and X. Montalban. Cognitive reserve in multiple sclerosis: Protective effects of education. Mult Scler, May 2015.
 S. C. Palmer, A. Teixeira-Pinto, V. Saglimbene, J. C. Craig, P. Macaskill, M. Tonelli, de G. Berardis, M. Ruospo, and G. F. M. Strippoli. Association of drug effects on serum parathyroid hormone, phosphorus, and calcium levels with mortality in ckd: A meta-analysis. Am J Kidney Dis, May 2015.
 S.Cavaco, A.Goncalves,C.Pinto,E.Almeida,F.Gomes,I.Moreira,J.Fernandes,and A.Teixeira-Pinto. Auditory verbal learning test in a large nonclinical portuguese population. Appl Neuropsychol Adult, pages 1–11, Jan 2015.
 S.Cavaco,A.Goncalves,A.Mendes,N.Vila-Cha,I.Moreira,J.Fernandes,J.Damasio, A.Teixeira-Pinto, and A. Bastos-Lima. Abnormal olfaction in parkinson’s disease is related to faster disease progression. Behavioural Neurology, 2015(Article ID 976589), 2015.
 M. L. Bell, A. Teixeira-Pinto, J. E. McKenzie, and J. Olivier. A myriad of methods: Calculated sample size for two proportions was dependent on the choice of sample size formula and software. Journal of clinical epidemiology, 67(5):601–605, 2014.
 S. De, G. J. Williams, A. Teixeira-Pinto, P. Macaskill, P. McCaskill, D. Isaacs, and J. C. Craig. Accuracy of temperature for detecting serious bacterial infection in 15 781 febrile episodes. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Accepted, 2014.
 J. Jansen, C. Bonner, S. McKinn, L. Irwig, P. Glasziou, J. Doust, A. Teixeira-Pinto, A. Hayen, R. Turner, and K. McCaffery. General practitioners’ use of absolute risk versus individual risk factors in cardiovascular disease prevention: an experimental study. BMJ open, 4(5):e004812, 2014.
 P. D. Xavier, G. L. Lema, M. C. Magalhaes, A. Teixeira-Pinto, S. Sampaio-Norton, S. Gaia, T. Guimaraes, and J. G. Oliveira. Flow cytometry assessment of graft-infiltrating lymphocytes can accurately identify acute rejection in kidney transplants. Clinical transplantation, 28(2):177– 183, 2014.
 T. Cardoso, A. Teixeira-Pinto, P. P. Rodrigues, I. Aragao, A. Costa-Pereira, and A. E. Sarmento. Predisposition, insult/infection, response and organ dysfunction (piro): A pilot clinical staging system for hospital mortality in patients with infection. PloS one, 8(7):e70806, 2013.
 S.Cavaco,A.Goncalves,C.Pinto,E.Almeida,F.Gomes,I.Moreira,J.Fernandes,and A.Teixeira-Pinto. Semantic fluency and phonemic fluency: regression-based norms for the portuguese population. Archives of clinical neuropsychology, 28(3):262–271, 2013.
 S.Cavaco,A.Goncalves,C.Pinto,E.Almeida,F.Gomes,I.Moreira,J.Fernandes,and A.Teixeira-Pinto. Trail making test: Regression-based norms for the portuguese population. Archives of clinical neuropsychology, 28(2):189–198, 2013.
 F. Cunha, T. Mota, A. Teixeira-Pinto, L. Carvalho, J. Estrada, A. Marques, A. Costa-Pereira, and L. Almeida-Santos. Factors associated with health-related quality of life changes in survivors to pediatric intensive care. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 14(1):e8–e15, 2013.
 C. Granja, P. Povoa, C. Lobo, A. Teixeira-Pinto, A. Carneiro, and A. Costa-Pereira. The predisposition, infection, response and organ failure (piro) sepsis classification system: results of hospital mortality using a novel concept and methodological approach. PloS one, 8(1):e53885, 2013.
 I. Martins, de M. Vries, A. Teixeira-Pinto, J. Fadel, S. Wilson, B. Westerink, and I. Tavares. Noradrenaline increases pain facilitation from the brain during inflammatory pain. Neuropharmacology, 71:299–307, 2013.
 L. Orwelius, C. Lobo, A. Teixeira Pinto, A. Carneiro, A. COSTA-PEREIRA, and C. Granja. Sepsis patients do not differ in health-related quality of life compared with other icu patients. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, 57(9):1201–1205, 2013.
 J. Pereira, A. Teixeira-Pinto, C. Basilio, C. Sousa-Dias, P. Mergulha, and A. Paiva. Can we predict pneumococcal bacteremia in patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia? (. Journal of Critical Care, 28:970–974, 2013.
 P. Bartolucci, C. Brugnara, A. Teixeira-Pinto, S. Pissard, K. Moradkhani, H. Jouault, and F. Galacteros. Erythrocyte density in sickle cell syndromes is associated with specific clinical manifestations and hemolysis. Blood, 120(15):3136–3141, 2012.
 S. Cavaco, da A. M. Silva, E. Santos, E. Coutinho, A. Marinho, I. Moreira, A. Goncalves, C. Pinto, A. Teixeira-Pinto, and C. Vasconcelos. Are cognitive and olfactory dysfunctions in neuropsychiatric lupus erythematosus dependent on anxiety or depression? The Journal of Rheumatology, 39(4):770–776, 2012.
 V. Certal, E. Catumbela, J. C. Winck, I. Azevedo, A. Teixeira-Pinto, and A. Costa-Pereira. Clinical assessment of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea: A systematic review and meta-analysis. The Laryngoscope, 122(9):2105–14, 2012.
 F. Cunha, L. Almeida-Santos, A. Teixeira-Pinto, F. Neves, D. Barata, and A. Costa-Pereira. Healthrelated quality of life of pediatric intensive care survivors. Jornal de pediatria, 88(1):25–32, 2012.
 L. M. Ferreira-Pinto, F. Rocha-Goncalves, and A. Teixeira-Pinto. An ecological study on the geographic patterns of ischaemic heart disease in portugal and its association with demography, economic factors and health resources distribution. BMJ Open, 2(4), 2012.
 A. Freitas, T. Silva-Costa, F. Lopes, I. Garcia-Lema, A. Teixeira-Pinto, P. Brazdil, and A. CostaPereira. Factors influencing hospital high length of stay outliers. BMC health services research, 12(1):265–, 2012.
 P. Povoa, A. M. Teixeira-Pinto, A. H. Carneiro, et al. C-reactive protein, an early marker of community-acquired sepsis resolution: a multi-center prospective observational study. Critical Care, 15(4):R169, 2011.
 A. Teixeira-Pinto and L. Mauri. Statistical analysis of noncommensurate multiple outcomes. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 4(6):650–656, 2011.
 A. Teixeira-Pinto and S.-L. Normand. Missing data in regression models for non-
commensurate multiple outcomes. Revstat statistical journal, 9(1):37, 2011.
 T. Cardoso, A. Carneiro, O. Ribeiro, A. Teixeira-Pinto, and A. Costa-Pereira. Reducing mortality in severe sepsis with the implementation of a core 6-hour bundle: results from the portuguese community-acquired sepsis study (saciuci study). Critical Care, 14:R83, 2010.
 J. Teixeira, C. Ribeiro, A. Pinto, A. Goulart, J. Maia, and A. Pimenta. Surgical management of acute cholecystitis (experience of 249 cases). Hepato-gastroenterology, 58(106):281–284, 2010.
 A. P. Fontes-Sousa, C. Moura, C. S. Carneiro, A. Teixeira-Pinto, J. C. Areias, and A. F. LeiteMoreira. Echocardiographic evaluation including tissue doppler imaging in new zealand white rabbits sedated with ketamine and midazolam. The Veterinary Journal, 181(3):326–331, 2009.
 C. Moura, A. P. Fontes-Sousa, A. Teixeira-Pinto, J. C. C. Areias, and A. F. Leite-Moreira. Agreement between echocardiographic techniques in assessment of the left ventricular myocardial performance index in rabbits. American journal of veterinary research, 70(4):464–471, 2009.
 A. Teixeira-Pinto and S.-L. T. Normand. Correlated bivariate continuous and binary outcomes: issues and applications. Statistics in medicine, 28(13):1753–1773, 2009.
 A. Teixeira-Pinto, J. Siddique, R. Gibbons, and S.-L. Normand. Statistical approaches to modeling multiple outcomes in psychiatric studies. Psychiatric annals, 39(7):729, 2009.
 A. Teixeira-Pinto and S.-L. T. Normand. Statistical methodology for classifying units on the basis of multiple-related measures. Statistics in medicine, 27(9):1329–1350, 2008.
 M. Neovius, A. Teixeira-Pinto, and F. Rasmussen. Shift in the composition of obesity in young adult men in Sweden over a third of a century. International Journal of Obesity, 32(5):832–836, 2007.
 S. Borzoei, M. Neovius, B. Barkeling, A. Teixeira-Pinto, and S. Rossner. A comparison of effects of fish and beef protein on satiety in normal weight men. European journal of clinical nutrition, 60(7):897–902, 2006.
 S. Guerra, A. Teixeira-Pinto, J. Ribeiro, A. Ascensao, J. Magalhaes, L. B. Andersen, J. Duarte, and J. Mota. Relationship between physical activity and obesity in children and adolescents. The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness, 46(1):79–83, 2006.
 D. K. Kelleher, P. Laussen, A. Teixeira-Pinto, and C. Duggan. Growth and correlates of nutritional status among infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (hlhs) after stage 1 norwood procedure. Nutrition, 22(3):237–244, 2006.
 H. Antunes, S. Goncalves, A. Teixeira-Pinto, A. Costa-Pereira, A. Tojo-Sierra, and A. Aguiar. Iron deficiency anemia in infants preliminary development results at five years]. Acta Medica Portuguesa, 18(4):261, 2005.
 C.Duggan,A.Stark,N.Auestad,S.Collier,J.Fulhan,K.Gura,S.Utter,A.Teixeira-Pinto,K.Donovan, and D. Lund. Glutamine supplementation in infants with gastrointestinal disease: a randomized, placebo-controlled pilot trial. Nutrition, 20(9):752–756, 2004.
 J. Estevao-Costa, J. A. Dias, M. Campos, E. Trindade, A. Teixeira-Pinto, and J. L. Carvalho. Can esophageal ph monitoring predict delayed gastric emptying? Journal of pediatric surgery, 39(10):1537–1540, 2004.
 J. C. Ribeiro, S. Guerra, J. Oliveira, A. Teixeira-Pinto, J. W. Twisk, J. A. Duarte, and J. Mota. Physical activity and biological risk factors clustering in pediatric population. Preventive medicine, 39(3):596–601, 2004.
 J. Winck, M. Vitacca, A. Morais, L. Barbano, R. Porta, A. Teixeira-Pinto, and N. Ambrosino. Tolerance and physiologic effects of nocturnal mask pressure support vs proportional assist ventilation in chronic ventilatory failure*. Chest, 126(2):382–388, 2004.
 S. Guerra, J. Oliveira, J. Ribeiro, A. Teixeira-Pinto, J. Duarte, and J. Mota. Relationship between regular physical activity and aggregated biological risk factors in cardiovascular diseases in children and adolescents. Revista Brasileira de Saude Materno Infantil, 3(1):9–15,2003.
 S. Guerra, A. Pinto, J. Ribeiro, J. Oliveira, J. Duarte, and J. Mota. Stability of risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in portuguese children and adolescents from the porto area. Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia, 22(2):167–182, 2003.
 S. Guerra, J. C. Ribeiro, J. Oliveira, A. Teixeira-Pinto, J. Twisk, J. Duarte, and J. Mota. One-year stability of cardiovascular diseases risk factors in portuguese youngsters. Pediatric Exercise Science, 15(4):428–439, 2003.
 J. Ribeiro, S. Guerra, A. Pinto, J. Duarte, and J. Mota. Prevalencia de excesso de peso e de obesidade numa populacao escolar da area do grande porto, de acordo com diferentes pontos de
corte do indice de massa corporal. Acta Pediatr Port, 34(1):21–4, 2003.
 J. Ribeiro, S. Guerra, A. Pinto, J. Oliveira, J. Duarte, and J. Mota. Overweight and obesity in children and adolescents: relationship with blood pressure, and physical activity. Annals of human biology, 30(2):203–213, 2003.
 H. Antunes, S. Goncalves, A. Teixeira-Pinto, and A. Costa-Pereira. Developmental delay in children with iron deficiency anemia. can this be reversed by iron therapy?]. Acta me ́dica portuguesa, 15(1):1–4, 2002.
 C.Granja,G.Cabral,A.Teixeira-Pinto,and A.Costa-Pereira. Quality of life 6-months after cardiac arrest. Resuscitation, 55(1):37–44, 2002.
 C. Granja, A. Teixeira-Pinto, and A. Costa-Pereira. Quality of life after intensive care–evaluation with eq-5d questionnaire. Intensive care medicine, 28(7):898–907, 2002.
 A. Guerra, C. Rego, D. Silva, P. Rodrigues, Z. Silva, and L. Breitendfield. Blood pressure and genetic and biological markers in a pediatric population. Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia, 1:23– 36, 2002.
 J. Mota, S. Guerra, C. Leandro, A. Teixeira-Pinto, J. Ribeiro, and J. Duarte. Association of maturation, sex, and body fat in cardiorespiratory fitness. American Journal of Human Biology, 14(6):707– 712, 2002.
 C. Granja, G. Cabral, L. Guerreiro, A. Vieira, and A. Pinto. Quality of life after cardiac arrestevaluation with eq-5d. Critical Care, 5:1–2, 2001.
 C.Granja,A.Teixeira-Pinto,andA.Costa-Pereira. Attitudes towards do-not-resuscitate decisions: differences among health professionals in a portuguese hospital. Intensive care medicine, 27(3):555– 558, 2001.
 M. Marques, A. Teixeira-Pinto, da A. Costa-Pereira, and H. Eriksen. Prevalence and determinants of periodontal disease in portuguese adults: results from a multifactorial approach. Acta Odontologica, 58(5):201–206, 2000.
 L.Azevedo,L.Salgueiro,R.Claro,A.Teixeira-Pinto,andA.Costa-Pereira. Diet and gastric cancer in portugal-a multivariate model. European journal of cancer prevention, 8(1):41–48, 1999.
 M. E. Macedo, A. T. Pinto, M. Pizarro, C. Marujo, A. Pereira, and de A. Freitas. Familial aggregation of blood pressure over 17 years in children and young adults. Archives des maladies du coeur et des vaisseaux, 91(8):1087–1089, 1998.
 M. Macedo, M. Lima, M. Pizarro, A. Teixeira Pinto, A. Pereira, and A. De Freitas. Longitudinal study of blood pressure in youths and young adults . Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia, 17:197– 204, 1998.
 M. Macedo, M. Pizarro, M. Lima, C. Marujo, A. Pinto, A. Pereira, D. Trigueiros, and de A. Freitas. Tracking indices of the blood pressure in a longitudinal study in infants and adolescents. Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia, 17(3):243–249, 1998.
 M. Macedo, M. Pizarro, M. Lima, A. Pinto, A. Pereira, D. Trigueiros, and A. De Freitas. Tracking indexes of blood pressure in a long-term study of children and adolescents. Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia, 17:243–250, 1998.
 A. Teixeira-Pinto and A. Costa-Pereira. Computer assisted learning vs traditional teaching: beliefes and attitudes of medical students. Educacao Medica, 9:69–74, 1998.
 M. Macedo, M. Lima, M. Pizarro, D. Trigueiros, L. Lopes, A. Teixeira Pinto, A. Pereira, and Falcao de A. Freitas. Study of blood pressure in youths and young adults after 17 years. Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia, 16:887–892, 1997.
Editorials and reviews
 A. Teixeira-Pinto. Medical statistics in clinical and epidemiological research by marit b. veierød stian lydersen and petter laake, gyldendal norsk forlag, oslo, 2012. no. of pages: 714. price: 575 norwegian kroner. isbn: 978-82-05-39959-4. Statistics in Medicine, 33(9):1619–1620, 2014.
 A. Teixeira-Pinto. Seminar report: Assessing the risk of a rare adverse outcome following rotavirus vaccination: a case study in biostatistical methods and collaborative engagement. Statistical Society of Australia Newsletter, (149):34, 2014.
 F. Cunha and A. Teixeira-Pinto. Back to the PICU: Who is at risk and outcome of unplanned readmissions*. Critical care medicine, 41(12):2831–2832, 2013.
 A. Teixeira-Pinto and S.-L. T. Normand. Comments on ‘the bugs project: Evolution, critique, and future directions’. Statistics in medicine, 28(25):3075–3078, 2009.
(Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto)
Collaboration with several research projects
(Harvard Medical School)
- Improving the identification of depression in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; Hackett M, Cass A, Glozier N, Skinner T, Teixeira-Pinto A, Askew D; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
- A randomised trial to investigate whether heart age can improve CVD prevention; McCaffery K, Bonner C, Doust J, Teixeira-Pinto A; Heart Foundation of Australia/Vanguard Grant.
- Outcome after severe trauma: Implications for the clinical approach; Teixeira-Pinto A, Gomes E, Pereira Dias C, Alves M, Gomes J, Carneiro A, Costa-Pereira A; Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)/Postdoctoral Scholarship.
- Phase II trial of the addition of Lapatinib to Capecitabine versus Capecitabine alone as radio-sensitizers in KRAS wild type resectable rectal cancer; Teixeira-Pinto A, Sousa N; GlaxoSmithKline/Project Support.
- Engaging the Community in the prevention of neglected tropical diseases: a pilot study in Guine-llissau; Sousa L, Teixeira-Pinto A; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation/Open Fund.
- Regression methods for multiple outcomes in health research; Teixeira-Pinto A, Harezlak J, Tchetgen Tchetgen E; Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)/Postdoctoral Scholarship.
- Prevention of skeletal related events with long term treatment with with zoledronic acid; Sousa N, Teixeira-Pinto A; Novartis Portugal SGPS Lda/Grants.
- Optimizing information systems for healthcare: Improving graphical user interface and storage management through machine learning techniques on user logs data; Correia R, Costa-Pereira A, Freitas J, Teixeira-Pinto A, Wyatt J, Pereira Dias C, Marques P, Rodrigues P, Lapao L; Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)/Postdoctoral Scholarship.
- The PIRO sepsis concept - Implementation and validation of a new classification in sepsis; Teixeira Santos M, Costa-Pereira A, Freitas J, Teixeira-Pinto A, Povoa P, Pereira J; Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)/Postdoctoral Scholarship.
- HR-QOD - Quality of data (Outliers, inconsistencies and errors) in hospital inpatient databases: Methods and implications for data modelling, cleansing and analysis; Costa-Pereira A, Correia R, Teixeira-Pinto A, Brazdil P, Silva-Costa T, Gomes J, Garcia Lema M, Miguel A, Lopes F, Freitas J; Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)/Postdoctoral Scholarship.