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Comparison of Nonblood-Based and Blood-Based Total CV Risk Scores in Global Populations
BACKGROUND: Cost-effective primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in low- and middle-income countries requires accurate risk assessment. Laboratory-based risk tools currently used in high-income countries are ...
Prevalence of Chagas heart disease in a region endemic for Trypanosoma cruzi: evidence from a central Bolivian community
BACKGROUND: Though the incidence of new Trypanosoma cruzi infections has decreased significantly in endemic regions in the Americas, medical professionals continue to encounter a high burden of resulting Chagas disease ...
The PICASSO Cohort: baseline characteristics of a cohort of men who have sex with men and male-to-female transgender women at high risk for syphilis infection in Lima, Peru
BACKGROUND: Men who have sex with men (MSM) and male-to-female transgender women (transwomen) are disproportionately at risk of syphilis infection in Peru. METHODS: From 2013 to 2014, MSM and transwomen seeking human ...
High prevalence of very-low Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax parasitaemia carriers in the Peruvian Amazon: insights into local and occupational mobility-related transmission
BACKGROUND: The incidence of malaria due both to Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax in the Peruvian Amazon has risen in the past 5 years. This study tested the hypothesis that the maintenance and emergence of malaria ...
Association between depression and glycemic control among type 2 diabetes patients in Lima, Peru
INTRODUCTION: There is limited and controversial information regarding the potential impact of depression on glycemic control. This study aims to evaluate the association between depression and poor glycemic control. In ...
Impact of Food Assistance Programs on Obesity in Mothers and Children: A Prospective Cohort Study in Peru
(American Public Health Association, 2016)
OBJECTIVES: To assess obesity risk among mothers participating in Community Kitchens and children participating in Glass of Milk (Peru food assistance programs). METHODS: We analyzed prospective data from the Young Lives ...
Prevalence of refractive errors in students in Northeastern Brazil
To determine the prevalence of refractive errors in the public and private school system in the city of Natal, Northeastern Brazil. Methods: Refractometry was performed on both eyes of 1,024 randomly selected students, ...
Waist circumference percentiles in children and adolescents between 6 and 14 years from Santiago, Chile
Objective: To describe the percentile distribution of waist circumference (WC) by sex and age in a representative sample of children and adolescents of lower-middle and low socioeconomic status in Santiago, Chile. Methods: ...
HIV infection, hepatitis B and C and syphilis in homeless people, in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil
(Revista De Saude PublicaSao PauloBrasil, 2007)