Sandra C Fuchs

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Country: Brazil

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The burden of pneumonia in children in Latin America
    Sandra C Fuchs
    Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, R Ramiro Barcelos 2350 s 415, CEP 90035003 Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Paediatr Respir Rev 6:83-7. 2005
  2. pmc Assessment of primary health care received by the elderly and health related quality of life: a cross-sectional study
    Vivian C Honorato Dos Santos de Carvalho
    Postgraduate Studies Program in Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Ramiro Barcelos 2600, Porto CEP, 90035 003, Alegre, RS, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 13:605. 2013
  3. pmc Metabolic syndrome and population attributable risk among HIV/AIDS patients: comparison between NCEP-ATPIII, IDF and AHA/NHLBI definitions
    Paulo R Alencastro
    Postgraduate Studies Program in Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, R, Ramiro Barcelos 2600, Porto Alegre, RS, CEP 90035 003, Brazil
    AIDS Res Ther 9:29. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Efficacy of isolated home blood pressure monitoring for blood pressure control: randomized controlled trial with ambulatory blood pressure monitoring - MONITOR study
    Sandra C Fuchs
    Postgraduate Studies Program in Cardiology, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    J Hypertens 30:75-80. 2012
  5. pmc Stressful life events and current psychological distress are associated with self-reported hypertension but not with true hypertension: results from a cross-sectional population-based study
    Felipe Sparrenberger
    Department of Medicine, Universidade Regional de Blumenau, Blumenau, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 8:357. 2008
  6. pmc Postnatal depression in Southern Brazil: prevalence and its demographic and socioeconomic determinants
    Leila Tannous
    Medical Science, School of Medicine Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Psychiatrist of Secretaria da Saúde, Porto Alegre City Hall and Hospital Psiquiátrico São Pedro, Brazil
    BMC Psychiatry 8:1. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Clustering of risk factors for cardiovascular disease among women in Southern Brazil: a population-based study
    Sandra Costa Fuchs
    Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 24:S285-93. 2008
  8. pmc Prevention of hypertension in patients with pre-hypertension: protocol for the PREVER-prevention trial
    Flavio D Fuchs
    Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
    Trials 12:65. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Accuracy of anthropometric indexes of obesity to predict diabetes mellitus type 2 among men and women with hypertension
    Aline Marcadenti
    Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, National Institute for Science and Technology for Health Technology Assessment, Centro de Pesquisas, Brazil
    Am J Hypertens 24:175-80. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Independent predictors of metabolic syndrome in HIV-infected patients
    Paulo R Alencastro
    Postgraduate Studies Program in Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 25:627-34. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint The burden of pneumonia in children in Latin America
    Sandra C Fuchs
    Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, R Ramiro Barcelos 2350 s 415, CEP 90035003 Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Paediatr Respir Rev 6:83-7. 2005
    ....
  2. pmc Assessment of primary health care received by the elderly and health related quality of life: a cross-sectional study
    Vivian C Honorato Dos Santos de Carvalho
    Postgraduate Studies Program in Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Ramiro Barcelos 2600, Porto CEP, 90035 003, Alegre, RS, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 13:605. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Metabolic syndrome and population attributable risk among HIV/AIDS patients: comparison between NCEP-ATPIII, IDF and AHA/NHLBI definitions
    Paulo R Alencastro
    Postgraduate Studies Program in Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, R, Ramiro Barcelos 2600, Porto Alegre, RS, CEP 90035 003, Brazil
    AIDS Res Ther 9:29. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  4. doi request reprint Efficacy of isolated home blood pressure monitoring for blood pressure control: randomized controlled trial with ambulatory blood pressure monitoring - MONITOR study
    Sandra C Fuchs
    Postgraduate Studies Program in Cardiology, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    J Hypertens 30:75-80. 2012
    ..In this randomized controlled trial, we evaluated the efficacy of a protocol of home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM), without medication titration, to improve BP assessed by ambulatory BPM (ABPM)...
  5. pmc Stressful life events and current psychological distress are associated with self-reported hypertension but not with true hypertension: results from a cross-sectional population-based study
    Felipe Sparrenberger
    Department of Medicine, Universidade Regional de Blumenau, Blumenau, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 8:357. 2008
    ..The evidence linking stress to hypertension has been scarcely documented in population-based studies...
  6. pmc Postnatal depression in Southern Brazil: prevalence and its demographic and socioeconomic determinants
    Leila Tannous
    Medical Science, School of Medicine Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Psychiatrist of Secretaria da Saúde, Porto Alegre City Hall and Hospital Psiquiátrico São Pedro, Brazil
    BMC Psychiatry 8:1. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate the prevalence of PND in women residing in Southern Brazil and the associated risk factors...
  7. ncbi request reprint Clustering of risk factors for cardiovascular disease among women in Southern Brazil: a population-based study
    Sandra Costa Fuchs
    Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 24:S285-93. 2008
    ..5 (95%CI: 3.0-24.5). Clustering of cardiovascular risk factors is strongly associated with self-reported cardiovascular disease among women...
  8. pmc Prevention of hypertension in patients with pre-hypertension: protocol for the PREVER-prevention trial
    Flavio D Fuchs
    Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
    Trials 12:65. 2011
    ..The PREVER-prevention trial aims to investigate the efficacy, safety and feasibility of a population-based intervention to prevent the incidence of hypertension and the development of target-organ damage...
  9. doi request reprint Accuracy of anthropometric indexes of obesity to predict diabetes mellitus type 2 among men and women with hypertension
    Aline Marcadenti
    Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, National Institute for Science and Technology for Health Technology Assessment, Centro de Pesquisas, Brazil
    Am J Hypertens 24:175-80. 2011
    ..Anthropometric measurements and indexes that assess excess of adiposity are associated with cardiovascular risk factors, and predict diabetes mellitus...
  10. doi request reprint Independent predictors of metabolic syndrome in HIV-infected patients
    Paulo R Alencastro
    Postgraduate Studies Program in Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 25:627-34. 2011
    ..In both genders, age and BMI were directly and independently associated with MetS. The association between the use of HAART and MetS was confirmed among men but not among women...
  11. ncbi request reprint Detection of arteriolar narrowing in fundoscopic examination: evidence of a low performance of direct ophthalmoscopy in comparison with a microdensitometric method
    Marcelo M Maestri
    Post Graduate Program in Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Division of Ophthalmology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Brazil
    Am J Hypertens 20:501-5. 2007
    ..The precision of internists and ophthalmologists in the assessment of retinal vessels widths has been disputed but not evaluated against a technology of edge detection...
  12. doi request reprint Performance of the ISAAC questionnaire to establish the prevalence of asthma in adolescents: a population-based study
    Janice L Lukrafka
    School of Physiotherapy, Rede Metodista de Educação do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    J Asthma 47:166-9. 2010
    ..The epidemiology of asthma has been investigated with questionnaires, such as the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood protocol...
  13. doi request reprint Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea by Berlin Questionnaire, but not daytime sleepiness, is associated with resistant hypertension: a case-control study
    Miguel Gus
    Division of Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
    Am J Hypertens 21:832-5. 2008
    ..In a case-control study, we investigate the association between resistant hypertension and sleep disorders evaluated by the Berlin Questionnaire and Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Anthropometric indices and the incidence of hypertension: a comparative analysis
    Flavio D Fuchs
    Division of Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil
    Obes Res 13:1515-7. 2005
    ..To investigate the association between several anthropometric measurements of obesity with the incidence of hypertension...
  15. pmc Cardiovascular risk attributable to diabetes in southern Brazil: a population-based cohort study
    Leila B Moreira
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
    Diabetes Care 32:854-6. 2009
    ..To analyze the effect of diabetes on general and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality and morbidity in southern Brazil...
  16. doi request reprint Long-term effectiveness of non-drug recommendations to treat hypertension in a clinical setting
    Glaube Riegel
    Graduate Studies Program in Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil
    Am J Hypertens 25:1202-8. 2012
    ..Nonpharmacological interventions have been efficacious to control blood pressure (BP) in clinical trials, but their long-term effectiveness in clinical practice was still not documented...
  17. doi request reprint Computer-assisted methods to evaluate retinal vascular caliber: what are they measuring?
    Helena M Pakter
    Postgraduate Studies Program in Epidemiology, UFRGS Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52:810-5. 2011
    ..This study was conducted to compare measurements of retinal vessel diameter by using imaging-processing software on color fundus photographs (FPs) and fluorescein angiographs (FAs)...
  18. pmc Fruits and vegetables intake and characteristics associated among adolescents from Southern Brazil
    Marta A Rieth
    Cardiolab Hypertension, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre Ramiro Barcelos 2350, Centro de Pesquisa Clínica, CEP 90035 003, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Nutr J 11:95. 2012
    ..Our objective was to investigate whether adolescents had low intake of fruits and vegetables, and whether gender, age and education could affect the feeding patterns...
  19. doi request reprint Physical, psychological, and menopause-related symptoms and minor psychiatric disorders in a community-based sample of Brazilian premenopausal, perimenopausal, and postmenopausal women
    Karen Oppermann
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, School of Medicine, Universidade de Passo Fundo, Passo Fundo, Brazil
    Menopause 19:355-60. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of physical, psychological, and menopause-related symptoms and their association with minor psychiatric disorders in premenopausal, perimenopausal, and postmenopausal women...
  20. pmc Association between different measurements of blood pressure variability by ABP monitoring and ankle-brachial index
    Estefânia Wittke
    Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 10:55. 2010
    ..We evaluated the association between three different methods to estimate BP variability by ABPM and the ankle brachial index (ABI)...
  21. pmc A comparison between diuretics and angiotensin-receptor blocker agents in patients with stage I hypertension (PREVER-treatment trial): study protocol for a randomized double-blind controlled trial
    Flavio D Fuchs
    Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
    Trials 12:53. 2011
    ..Diuretics are as efficacious as other agents, are well tolerated, have longer duration of action and low cost, but have been scarcely compared with ARBs. A study comparing diuretic and ARB is therefore warranted...
  22. pmc Trends in prevalence of hypertension in Brazil: a systematic review with meta-analysis
    Rafael V Picon
    Postgraduate Studies Program in Cardiology, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    PLoS ONE 7:e48255. 2012
    ..However, there is no population-based nationwide study of prevalence of hypertension. In this study, we estimated the prevalence of hypertension for the country and analyzed the trends for the last three decades...
  23. pmc Neck circumference and central obesity are independent predictors of coronary artery disease in patients undergoing coronary angiography
    Vanessa Zen
    Postgraduate Studies Program in Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul R Ramiro Barcelos 2600 CEP 90035 003, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Am J Cardiovasc Dis 2:323-30. 2012
    ..These findings highlight the need of anthropometric assessment among patients with suspected coronary artery disease...
  24. ncbi request reprint Association between different measurements of obesity and the incidence of hypertension
    Miguel Gus
    Division of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Universidade Federa do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    Am J Hypertens 17:50-3. 2004
    ..Obesity is a risk factor for the incidence of hypertension, but it is still unclear whether this risk can be better estimated by body mass index (BMI) or waist circumference (WC)...
  25. doi request reprint Prevalence of hypertension among elderly persons in urban Brazil: a systematic review with meta-analysis
    Rafael V Picon
    Postgraduate Studies Program in Cardiology, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    Am J Hypertens 26:541-8. 2013
    ..In this meta-analysis with a systematic review of the literature, we provide a summary estimate of hypertension among elderly persons in Brazil and present the trend in prevalence of the condition from 1980 to 2010...
  26. doi request reprint Association between carotid intima-media thickness and retinal arteriolar and venular diameter in patients with hypertension: a cross-sectional study
    Felipe Soares Torres
    Postgraduate Studies Program in Cardiology, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Atherosclerosis 229:134-8. 2013
    ..This study aimed to examine the association between ultrasound-measured carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and retinal arteriolar and venular diameters, in hypertensive patients...
  27. ncbi request reprint Physical activity: do patients infected with HIV practice? How much? A systematic review
    Fabiana Schuelter-Trevisol
    Postgraduate Studies Program in Cardiology, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Curr HIV Res 10:487-97. 2012
    ..A pooled estimate could not be calculated due to the differences in physical activity measurements and definitions of physically active and non-active HIV-infected individuals...
  28. doi request reprint A cross-sectional study for the analysis of clinical, sexual and laboratory conditions associated to Peyronie's disease
    Ernani Luis Rhoden
    Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul UFRGS Postgraduate Course in Medical Sciences, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    J Sex Med 7:1529-37. 2010
    ..Although Peyronie's Disease (PD) was first described over 250 years ago, its precise etiology remains obscure...
  29. ncbi request reprint Association between menopause status and central adiposity measured at different cutoffs of waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio
    Giovana B Donato
    Postgraduate Program in Medicine Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, RS, Brazil
    Menopause 13:280-5. 2006
    ..To assess the association between menopause status and central adiposity measured using two different cutoffs of waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio, while controlling for body mass index and other confounding factors...
  30. doi request reprint Erectile dysfunction and coronary artery disease: an association of higher risk in younger men
    Charles E Riedner
    Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Postgraduate Studies Program in Medical Sciences, Porto Alegre, Brazil
    J Sex Med 8:1445-53. 2011
    ..The association between erectile dysfunction (ED) and coronary artery disease (CAD) has been described in various settings, but it is unclear if there is an independent interaction with age...
  31. ncbi request reprint Absence of association between hypertension and epistaxis: a population-based study
    Flavio D Fuchs
    Division of Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Blood Press 12:145-8. 2003
    ..In conclusion, we demonstrated that hypertension is not associated with history of epistaxis in the adulthood in free-living individuals...
  32. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life and hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
    Daisson J Trevisol
    Postgraduate Studies Program in Cardiology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    J Hypertens 29:179-88. 2011
    ..Most, but not all cross-sectional surveys have identified lower quality of life among patients with hypertension. We summarized the estimates for this association in a systematic review and in a meta-analysis of cross-sectional studies...
  33. pmc Co-infection by hepatitis C virus in HIV-infected patients in southern Brazil: genotype distribution and clinical correlates
    Fernando H Wolff
    National Institute of Science and Technology for Health Technology Assessment IATS CNPq, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    PLoS ONE 5:e10494. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study is to investigate the prevalence of HCV antibodies (anti-HCV) in patients with HIV, the proportion and correlates of infection by different HCV genotypes, and rates of spontaneous resolution of HCV infection...
  34. ncbi request reprint Measuring arteriolar-to-venous ratio in retinal photography of patients with hypertension: development and application of a new semi-automated method
    Helena M Pakter
    Graduate Studies Program in Epidemiology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, 90035 903, Porto Alegre, Brazil
    Am J Hypertens 18:417-21. 2005
    ..We describe a new semi-automated method to measuring arteriolar-to-venous (A/V) ratio in retinal photography and present its application in the evaluation of patients with hypertension...
  35. pmc The association between socioeconomic characteristics and consumption of food items among Brazilian industry workers
    Daniele B Vinholes
    Postgraduate Studies Program in Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Rua Ramiro Barcelos 2600, CEP 90035 003 Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    ScientificWorldJournal 2012:808245. 2012
    ..The SESI (Serviço Social da Indústria) study was designed to evaluate risk factors for noncommunicable diseases. We aimed to describe food items consumed by Brazilian workers and to assess their association with socioeconomic status...
  36. doi request reprint Model for the end-stage liver disease and death prediction in a cohort of Brazilian patients on the waiting list for liver transplantation
    Ajacio Brandao
    Liver Transplantation Group, Complexo Hospitalar Santa Casa, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, RS, Brazil
    Clin Transplant 22:651-6. 2008
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Chest physiotherapy in paediatric patients hospitalised with community-acquired pneumonia: a randomised clinical trial
    Janice Luisa Lukrafka
    Department of Physiotherapy, Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, St Sarmento Leite 245, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    Arch Dis Child 97:967-71. 2012
    ..The objective of the current study was to evaluate the efficacy of chest physiotherapy as an adjuvant treatment in children hospitalised with acute community-acquired pneumonia...
  38. pmc Meta-analyses and Forest plots using a microsoft excel spreadsheet: step-by-step guide focusing on descriptive data analysis
    Jeruza L Neyeloff
    Post Graduate Program of Cardiology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
    BMC Res Notes 5:52. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  39. pmc Reliability of race assessment based on the race of the ascendants: a cross-sectional study
    Sandra C Fuchs
    Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    BMC Public Health 2:1. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the agreement between race definition based on the number of ascendants with black skin colour, with the self-assessment and observer's assessment of the skin colour...
  40. ncbi request reprint HIV/AIDS risk among brothel-based female sex workers in China: assessing the terms, content, and knowledge of sex work
    Vanessa S Cunha
    Sex Transm Dis 32:516. 2005