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Prenatal alcohol exposure affects renal function in overweight schoolchildren: birth cohort analysis.

Pediatr Nephrol, 2019 Dec 9. doi: 10.1007/s00467-019-04429-x. [Epub ahead of print]
Cabral M, Fonseca MJ, González-Beiras C, Santos AC, Costa L, Barros H

Maternal smoking: a life course blood pressure determinant?

Nicotine Tob Res, 2018 May 3;20(6):674-680. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntx117

Childhood Obesity and Impact on the Kidney.

Nephron, 2018 Oct 25:1-4. doi: 10.1159/000492826. [Epub ahead of print]
Adlbrecht C, Blanco-Verea A, Bouzas-Mosquera MC, Brion M, Burtscher M, Carbone F, Chang TT, Charmandari E, Chen JW, Costa L, Dullaart RPF, Eleftheriades M, Fernandez-Fernandez B, Goliasch G, Gremmel T, Groeneveld ME, Henrique A, Huelsmann M, Jung C, Lichtenauer M, Montecucco F, Nicolaides NC, Niessner A, Palmeira C,

Research update for articles published in EJCI in 2016.

Eur J Clin Invest, 2018 Aug 12:e13016. doi: 10.1111/eci.13016. [Epub ahead of print]
Morato M, Costa L, Sousa T, Cosme D, Schaefer F, Areias JC, Guerra A, Caldas-Afonso A, Barros H, Azevedo A, Albino-Teixeira A

Longer duration of obesity is associated with a reduction in urinary angiotensinogen in prepubertal children.

Pediatr Nephrol, 2017 Mar 23. doi: 10.1007/s00467-017-3639-y. [Epub ahead of print]
Costa L, Morato M, Sousa T, Cosme D, Guimarães JT, Guerra A, Schaefer F, Afonso AC, Azevedo A, Albino-Teixeira A

Urinary fibrogenic cytokines ET-1 and TGF-β1 are associated with urinary angiotensinogen levels in obese children

Pediatr Nephrol, 2016 Mar;31(3):455-64. doi: 10.1007/s00467-015-3232-1. Epub 2015 Oct 19.
Costa L, Sousa T, Morato M, Cosme D, Afonso J, Areias JC, Schaefer F, Guerra A, Caldas-Afonso A, Azevedo A, Albino-Teixeira A

Oxidative stress and nitric oxide are increased in obese children and correlate with cardiometabolic risk and renal function.

Br J Nutr, 2016 Sep;116(5):805-15. doi: 10.1017/S0007114516002804. Epub 2016 Aug 2.
Pais C, Costa L, Moura C, Mota C, Severo M, Guerra A, Areias JC, Schaefer F, Caldas-Afonso A, Barros H, Santos AC, Azevedo A

Accelerated growth during childhood is associated with increased arterial stiffness in prepubertal children.

Int J Cardiol , 2016 Feb 1;204:83-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.11.149. Epub 2015 Nov 23.
Costa L, Cosme D, Nogueira-Silva L, Morato M, Sousa T, Moura C, Mota C, Guerra A, Albino-Teixeira A, Schaefer F, Lopes C, Caldas-Afonso A, Azevedo A

Gender and obesity modify the impact of salt intake on blood pressure in children.

Pediatr Nephrol, 2016 Feb;31(2):279-88. doi: 10.1007/s00467-015-3210-7. Epub 2015 Sep 29.
Correia-Costa A, Costa L, Caldas-Afonso A, Schaefer F, Guerra A, Moura C, Mota C, Barros H, Areias JC, Azevedo A

Determinants of carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity in prepubertal children.

Int J Cardiol , 2016 Sep 1;218:37-42. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.05.060. Epub 2016 May 14.
Costa L, Sousa T, Morato M, Cosme D, Afonso J, Moura C, Mota C, Areias JC, Guerra A, Schaefer F, Afonso AC, Barros H, Albino-Teixeira A, Azevedo A

Association of myeloperoxidase levels with cardiometabolic factors and renal function in prepubertal children

Eur J Clin Invest, 2016 Jan;46(1):50-9. doi: 10.1111/eci.12564. Epub 2015 Dec 1.
Costa L, Schaefer F, Afonso AC, Bustorff M, Guimarães JT, Guerra A, Barros H, Azevedo A

Normalization of glomerular filtration rate in obese children.

Pediatr Nephrol, 2016 Mar 23. [Epub ahead of print]
Costa L, Caldas-Afonso A, Schaefer F, Guimarães JT, Bustorff M, Guerra A, Barros H, Azevedo A

Decreased renal function in overweight and obese prepubertal children

Pediatric Research, 2015 Oct;78(4):436-44. doi: 10.1038/pr.2015.130. Epub 2015 Jul 7.
Aguiar C, Costa L, Eden P, Guedes-Vaz L

Cystic fibrosis and beckwith-wiedemann syndrome: a case report.

J Clin Med Res., 2015 Mar;7(3):186-8. doi: 10.14740/jocmr2003w. Epub 2014 Dec 29.