Flavio Danni Fuchs

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Affiliation: Porto Alegre
Country: Brazil

Publications

  1. 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
  2. doi request reprint The effect of antihypertensive agents on sleep apnea: protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Fábio Tremea Cichelero
    Postgraduate Studies Program in Cardiology, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Trials 15:1. 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. doi request reprint The role of angiotensin receptor blockers in the prevention of cardiovascular and renal disease: time for reassessment?
    Flavio Danni Fuchs
    National Institute of Science and Technology for Health Technology Assessment IATS CNPq, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Evid Based Med 18:44-7. 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Headache is not more frequent among patients with moderate to severe hypertension
    F D Fuchs
    Division of Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    J Hum Hypertens 17:787-90. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Is the cardioprotective effect of alcohol real?
    Flavio D Fuchs
    Division of Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Ramiro Barcelos, 2350, 90035 903, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Alcohol 41:399-402. 2007

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  1. 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...
  2. doi request reprint The effect of antihypertensive agents on sleep apnea: protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Fábio Tremea Cichelero
    Postgraduate Studies Program in Cardiology, School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Trials 15:1. 2014
    ..The identification of a drug capable of improving OSA and hypertension simultaneously would provide a novel approach in the treatment of both diseases...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
    ....
  5. doi request reprint The role of angiotensin receptor blockers in the prevention of cardiovascular and renal disease: time for reassessment?
    Flavio Danni Fuchs
    National Institute of Science and Technology for Health Technology Assessment IATS CNPq, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Evid Based Med 18:44-7. 2013
    ..The role of ARB for the prevention of cardiovascular and renal disease should be re-examined...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Headache is not more frequent among patients with moderate to severe hypertension
    F D Fuchs
    Division of Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    J Hum Hypertens 17:787-90. 2003
    ..The novel finding of an inverse association between pulse pressure and headache should be addressed in further investigations...
  10. ncbi request reprint Is the cardioprotective effect of alcohol real?
    Flavio D Fuchs
    Division of Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Ramiro Barcelos, 2350, 90035 903, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Alcohol 41:399-402. 2007
    ..In view of the potential risks of alcohol, a more cautious view about the beneficial effects of alcoholic beverages is warranted...
  11. ncbi request reprint What is next when the first blood pressure-lowering drug is not sufficient?
    Flavio D Fuchs
    Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Division of Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Ramiro Barcelos, Porto Alegre RS, Brazil
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 5:435-9. 2007
    ..For now, in the absence of a sound basis for choosing the second blood pressure-lowering agent, the classical stepped-care approach recommended by the first National High Blood Pressure Education Program may still be a valid guideline...
  12. ncbi request reprint The corporate bias and the molding of prescription practices: the case of hypertension
    F D Fuchs
    Servico de Cardiologia, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil
    Braz J Med Biol Res 42:224-8. 2009
    ..This reality should be modified immediately, and a greater independence of the academy from the pharmaceutical industry is necessary...
  13. doi request reprint Diuretics: still essential drugs for the management of hypertension
    Flavio Danni Fuchs
    Servico de Cardiologia, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Ramiro Barcelos, 2350, 90 035 903, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 7:591-8. 2009
    ..Diuretics are still essential drugs for hypertension management, but diuretics with higher potency and duration of action, such as chlorthalidone, should be preferred...
  14. doi request reprint Prehypertension: the rationale for early drug therapy
    Flavio Danni Fuchs
    Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Servico de Cardiologia, UFRGS, Porto Alegre RS, Brazil
    Cardiovasc Ther 28:339-43. 2010
    ..In the meantime, it is worthy to present the option to start low doses of BP agents for individuals with prehypertension without co-morbidities who do not respond to the prescription of lifestyle modification...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint [Therapeutics in clinical cardiovascular practice. Experiences and evidence]
    Flavio Danni Fuchs
    Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS
    Arq Bras Cardiol 85:72-5. 2005
  18. ncbi request reprint Is hypertensive response in treadmill testing better identified with correction for working capacity? A study with clinical, echocardiographic and ambulatory blood pressure correlates
    João Otavio Zanettini
    Division of Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, UFRGS, Brazil
    Blood Press 13:225-9. 2004
    ..These differences were stronger when the variation of blood pressure during exercise was corrected by the amount of work performed...
  19. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure-lowering drugs: essential therapy for some patients with normal blood pressure
    Flavio D Fuchs
    Servico de Cardiologia, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Ramiro Barcelos, 2350, 90 035 003, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 2:771-5. 2004
    ..The drugs that have mainly been tested in such conditions are the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, but their efficacy probably derives from their blood pressure-lowering effect, instead of a primary antiatherosclerotic effect...
  20. ncbi request reprint Association between alcoholic beverage consumption and incidence of coronary heart disease in whites and blacks: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
    Flavio D Fuchs
    Division of Cardiology, Clinical Hospital of Porto Alegre, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Ramiro Barcelos 2350, Porto Alegre 90035903, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    Am J Epidemiol 160:466-74. 2004
    ..61, 95% CI: 1.11, 6.17). The contrasting findings in Whites and Black men in this cohort raise the question of whether the cardioprotective effect of alcohol is real or may be confounded by lifestyle characteristics of drinkers...
  21. 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption and the incidence of hypertension: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
    F D Fuchs
    Division of Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    Hypertension 37:1242-50. 2001
    ..The consumption of low to moderate amounts of alcohol also appears to be associated with a higher risk of hypertension in black men...
  23. ncbi request reprint Moyamoya disease associated with renovascular disease in a young African-Brazilian patient
    F D Fuchs
    Divisions of Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    J Hum Hypertens 15:499-501. 2001
    ..In conclusion, we described the first case of Moyamoya disease with concomitant renovascular disease in a young adult of African origin, an association that may be more frequent than usually suspected in clinical practice...
  24. ncbi request reprint Diuretics: drugs of choice for the initial management of patients with hypertension
    Flavio D Fuchs
    Unit of Hypertension, Division of Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 1:35-41. 2003
    ..These findings, together with other very practical reasons, such as easy administration, few side effects and low cost, demonstrate that diuretics are the first option for drug management of hypertension...
  25. ncbi request reprint Incidence of hypertension by alcohol consumption: is it modified by race?
    André Avelino Steffens
    Division of Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    J Hypertens 24:1489-92. 2006
    ..To investigate the influence of race, binge drinking and alcohol addiction on the association between consumption of alcoholic beverages and incidence of hypertension...
  26. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for cardiovascular disease in a Brazilian population-based cohort study
    Renan Stoll Moraes
    Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Hospital de Clı nicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre RS, Brazil
    Int J Cardiol 90:205-11. 2003
    ..Our aim was to investigate risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in a population-based Brazilian cohort...
  27. ncbi request reprint Obstructive sleep apnea and resistant hypertension: a case-control study
    Sandro Cadaval Goncalves
    Division of Cardiology and Postgraduate Program in Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Chest 132:1858-62. 2007
    ..Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) has been linked to resistant hypertension, but the magnitude of this association and its independence of confounding have not been established...
  28. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of resistant hypertension in non-elderly adults: prospective study in a clinical setting
    Daniela Massierer
    Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Arq Bras Cardiol 99:630-5. 2012
    ..In face of variable definitions and sampling criteria, the real prevalence of resistant hypertension in a clinical setting is unknown...
  29. pmc Proof of concept in cardiovascular risk: the paradoxical findings in blood pressure and lipid abnormalities
    Flavio Danni Fuchs
    Division of Cardiology and Postgraduate Studies Program in Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 8:437-42. 2012
    ..The adverse effects of these drugs may nullify their beneficial effects over lipoproteins and abnormalities of lipoproteins may only be surrogate markers of the underlying real risks...
  30. ncbi request reprint Pharmaceutical care program for patients with uncontrolled hypertension. Report of a double-blind clinical trial with ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
    Mauro Silveira de Castro
    Department of Drug Production and Control, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Am J Hypertens 19:528-33. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of pharmaceutical care programs in treating patients with resistant hypertension...
  31. doi request reprint Association between hypertension and musculoskeletal complaints: a population-based study
    Alessandra Cristina Kerkhoff
    Postgraduate Studies Program in Cardiology, Universidade Federal do Rio, Grande do Sul, Brazil
    J Hypertens 30:2112-7. 2012
    ..To investigate the association between hypertension and musculoskeletal complaints among men and women selected by a population-based sample...
  32. doi request reprint Diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and its outcomes with home portable monitoring
    Ana Claudia Tonelli de Oliveira
    Graduate Program in Medical Sciences, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Avenida Paulo Gama 110 Reitoria, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil 90040 060
    Chest 135:330-6. 2009
    ..The objective of the present study was to evaluate the accuracy of PM performed at home to diagnose OSAS and its outcomes after first validating PM in the laboratory setting by comparing it to polysomnography (PSG)...
  33. doi request reprint Correction of the hypertensive response in the treadmill testing by the work performance improves the prediction of hypertension by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and incidence of cardiac abnormalities by echocardiography: results of an eight year f
    João Otavio Zanettini
    Division of Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, UFRGS, Brazil
    Int J Cardiol 141:243-9. 2010
    ..We investigated the association of different definitions of HR with incidence of hypertension by ABPM and development of cardiac structural abnormalities...
  34. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of and risk factors for HIV infection in individuals testing for HIV at counseling centers in Brazil
    Nêmora Tregnago Barcellos
    Política Estadual de Controle de DST AIDS, Secretaria da Saude, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    Sex Transm Dis 30:166-73. 2003
    ..Risk factors for HIV infection have been scarcely studied in developing countries...
  35. ncbi request reprint Oral contraceptives: a risk factor for uncontrolled blood pressure among hypertensive women
    Jaqueline Neves Lubianca
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Ciências Médicas Clínica Médica, 2 degrees andar Faculde de Medicina da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul UFRGS, Rua Ramiro Barcelos 2400, CEP 90035 003, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Contraception 67:19-24. 2003
    ..It is concluded that hypertensive women using OC present a significant increase in DBP and poor blood pressure control, independent of age, weight and antihypertensive drug treatment...
  36. doi request reprint Does the blood pressure-lowering effect of statins contribute to their beneficial cardiovascular effects?
    Vicente Correa
    Division of Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Ramiro Barcelos, 2350, 90035 903, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 8:775-9. 2010
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Obstructive sleep apnea, detected by the Berlin Questionnaire: an associated risk factor for coronary artery disease
    Daniela Massierer
    Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 28:1530-8. 2012
    ..001). In conclusion, OSA identified by the BQ greatly increases the risks of coronary artery disease in patients having significant coronary artery lesions indicated by anangiogram, particularly in younger individuals and in women...
  38. doi request reprint Risk factors for cardiovascular disease in the very elderly: results of a cohort study in a city in southern Brazil
    Maria Helena Werle
    Post Graduate Program in Medical Sciences, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 18:369-77. 2011
    ..Risk factors for cardiovascular mortality have barely been investigated in very elderly persons and there may be differences compared with younger individuals...
  39. pmc Shift work is not associated with high blood pressure or prevalence of hypertension
    Carla Sfreddo
    Postgraduate Program in Medical Sciences, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    PLoS ONE 5:e15250. 2010
    ..Working mostly at night has been suggested to be associated with upset of chronobiological rhythms and high blood pressure, but the evidence from epidemiological studies is weak...
  40. 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...
  41. ncbi request reprint The efficacy of herbal medicines in clinical models: the case of jambolan
    Claudio Coimbra Teixeira
    Department of Pharmacology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, ICBS, Rua Sarmento Leite, 550, CEP 90046 900, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    J Ethnopharmacol 108:16-9. 2006
    ..This approach may also be applicable to other popular medicines employed in the management of diabetes and other diseases...
  42. ncbi request reprint The efficacy of folk medicines in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus: results of a randomized controlled trial of Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels
    C C Teixeira
    Department of Pharmacology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Rua Sarmento Leite 500, CEP 90046 900, Porto Alegre, Brazil
    J Clin Pharm Ther 31:1-5. 2006
    ..To investigate whether a tea prepared from leaves of jambolan, Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels, has an antihyperglycaemic effect in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  43. ncbi request reprint The effect of increasing doses of levodopa on children with strabismic amblyopia
    E Procianoy
    Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    J AAPOS 3:337-40. 1999
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy and tolerance of a levodopa/carbidopa combination and to test its dose-effect response when combined with occlusion therapy for children with amblyopia...
  44. doi request reprint Association between pregnancy-related hypertension and severity of hypertension
    L B Moreira
    Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
    J Hum Hypertens 23:415-9. 2009
    ..In conclusion, pregnancy-related hypertension is frequent in women referred to a hypertension clinic, and is associated with severe hypertension but not with evidence of end-organ damage...
  45. ncbi request reprint Stopping oral contraceptives: an effective blood pressure-lowering intervention in women with hypertension
    J N Lubianca
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Medicina Ciências Médicas, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    J Hum Hypertens 19:451-5. 2005
    ..The odds ratio (adjusted) for having a decrease of at least 20 mmHg in SBP or 10 mmHg in DBP was 0.28 (95% CI 0.08-0.90) in patients who stopped OC. Stopping OC is an effective antihypertensive intervention in a clinical setting...
  46. ncbi request reprint Dose-dependent biphasic effect of ethanol on 24-h blood pressure in normotensive subjects
    G A Rosito
    Division of Clinical Pharmacology, , RS, Brazil
    Am J Hypertens 12:236-40. 1999
    ..The higher prevalence of hypertension in alcohol abusers seen in epidemiological surveys may be, in part, a result of measurements done in the period of transiently increased blood pressure during ethanol washout...
  47. ncbi request reprint The efficacy of the combination of sertraline with buspirone for smoking cessation. A randomized clinical trial in nondepressed smokers
    Jorge Luiz Carrão
    Department of Internal Medicine, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Passo Fundo, Marcelino Ramos 111 401, Passo Fundo, RS 99010 160, Brazil
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 257:383-8. 2007
    ..7% vs. 95.5% p = 0.37). The combination of sertraline and buspirone with cognitive-behavioral therapy was more effective than placebo and cognitive-behavioral therapy to promote smoking cessation...
  48. ncbi request reprint Absence of association between depression and hypertension: results of a prospectively designed population-based study
    M Wiehe
    Division of Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    J Hum Hypertens 20:434-9. 2006
    ..15; 95% CI:0.75-1.76). Hypertension and depression were not associated in this free-living population of adults, suggesting that their concomitant occurrence in clinical practice may be ascribed to chance...
  49. ncbi request reprint Incidence of hypertension in Porto Alegre, Brazil: a population-based study
    L B Moreira
    Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil
    J Hum Hypertens 22:48-50. 2008
  50. ncbi request reprint Establishing the prevalence of hypertension. Influence of sampling criteria
    S C Fuchs
    , Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Arq Bras Cardiol 76:445-52. 2001
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of thyroid dysfunction in patients with acute atrial fibrillation attended at a cardiology emergency room
    Juarez Neuhaus Barbisan
    Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul Fundação Universitária de Cardiologia, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    Sao Paulo Med J 121:159-62. 2003
    ..However, continuous use of amiodarone in patients with previous atrial fibrillation may interfere with these prevalence rates...
  52. ncbi request reprint Characteristics associated with the dropout of hypertensive patients followed up in an outpatient referral clinic
    R G Busnello
    , Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, 90460-040, Brazil
    Arq Bras Cardiol 76:349-54. 2001
    ..We think that measures assuring adherence to treatment should be directed to this group of patients...
  53. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for hepatitis C virus infection in individuals infected with the HIV
    F H Wolff
    Post Graduate Program in Medical Sciences, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
    Dig Liver Dis 40:460-7. 2008
    ..Except for injecting drug use, other routes of transmission for hepatitis C virus among HIV-AIDS patients have not been consistently described, and risk estimates are often not adjusted for confounding factors...
  54. ncbi request reprint Diurnal variation of vascular diameter and reactivity in healthy young men
    P F D Bau
    Departamento de Clinica Medica, Centro de Ciencias da Saude, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS, Brasil
    Braz J Med Biol Res 41:500-3. 2008
    ....
  55. pmc Hypertensive retinopathy and incident coronary heart disease in high risk men
    B B Duncan
    Social Medicine Department, School of Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS Brazil
    Br J Ophthalmol 86:1002-6. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine if hypertensive retinopathy predicts coronary heart disease (CHD)...