Pascal Bovet

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Affiliation: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Is Accurate Perception of Body Image Associated with Appropriate Weight-Control Behavior among Adolescents of the Seychelles
    Heba Alwan
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, University Hospital Centre and University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 17, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Obes 2011:817242. 2011
  2. pmc Impact and cost of a 2-week community-based screening and awareness program for diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors in a Swiss canton
    Pascal Bovet
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, University of Lausanne and Centre Universitaire Hospitalier Vaudois CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes 4:213-23. 2011
  3. pmc Weight status, body image and bullying among adolescents in the Seychelles
    Michael L Wilson
    Centre for Injury Prevention and Community Safety CIPCS, Peercorps Trust Fund, 352 64 Makunganya Street, P O Box 22499, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:1763-74. 2013
  4. pmc Association between obesity indices and cardiovascular risk factors in late adolescence in the Seychelles
    Pascal Bovet
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Pediatr 12:176. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint [The Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC): a powerful public health instrument]
    P Bovet
    Prs Pascal Bovet et Fred Paccaud Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive, CHUV Biopôle 2, Route de la Corniche 10, 1010 Lausanne
    Rev Med Suisse 8:1438-41. 2012
  6. pmc Protocol for the modeling the epidemiologic transition study: a longitudinal observational study of energy balance and change in body weight, diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk
    Amy Luke
    Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:927. 2011
  7. pmc Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in a middle-income country and estimated cost of a treatment strategy
    Pascal Bovet
    Ministry of Health and Social Services, Victoria, Seychelles, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 6:9. 2006
  8. pmc Prevalence of thinness in children and adolescents in the Seychelles: comparison of two international growth references
    Pascal Bovet
    Section of Noncommunicable Diseases, Ministry of Health, Victoria, Republic of Seychelles
    Nutr J 10:65. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Discordant secular trends in elevated blood pressure and obesity in children and adolescents in a rapidly developing country
    Arnaud Chiolero
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Lausanne, 17 rue du Bugnon, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Circulation 119:558-65. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint [Epidemiology and prevention of obesity in children and adolescents]
    Pascal Bovet
    Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive IUMSP, Bugnon 17, 1005 Lausanne
    Rev Med Suisse 4:650-2, 654-6. 2008

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Publications87

  1. pmc Is Accurate Perception of Body Image Associated with Appropriate Weight-Control Behavior among Adolescents of the Seychelles
    Heba Alwan
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, University Hospital Centre and University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 17, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Obes 2011:817242. 2011
    ..These findings point to forces that can drive the upwards overweight trends...
  2. pmc Impact and cost of a 2-week community-based screening and awareness program for diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors in a Swiss canton
    Pascal Bovet
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, University of Lausanne and Centre Universitaire Hospitalier Vaudois CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes 4:213-23. 2011
    ..However, the impact of such programs is rarely assessed in high-income countries, where concurrent health information and screening opportunities are common place...
  3. pmc Weight status, body image and bullying among adolescents in the Seychelles
    Michael L Wilson
    Centre for Injury Prevention and Community Safety CIPCS, Peercorps Trust Fund, 352 64 Makunganya Street, P O Box 22499, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:1763-74. 2013
    ..Our findings suggest that more research attention be given to disentangling the significant association between body image, overweight and bullying among adolescents. Further studies in diverse populations are warranted...
  4. pmc Association between obesity indices and cardiovascular risk factors in late adolescence in the Seychelles
    Pascal Bovet
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Pediatr 12:176. 2012
    ..We compared the associations between several indices of obesity and cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) in late adolescence in the Seychelles...
  5. ncbi request reprint [The Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC): a powerful public health instrument]
    P Bovet
    Prs Pascal Bovet et Fred Paccaud Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive, CHUV Biopôle 2, Route de la Corniche 10, 1010 Lausanne
    Rev Med Suisse 8:1438-41. 2012
    ..Broad implementation of the FCTC has the potential to prevent a substantial proportion of the billion of tobacco-related deaths expected in the 21st century...
  6. pmc Protocol for the modeling the epidemiologic transition study: a longitudinal observational study of energy balance and change in body weight, diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk
    Amy Luke
    Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:927. 2011
    ..However there are few empirical data to support the assertion that low levels of energy expenditure in activity is a causal factor in the current obesity epidemic are very limited...
  7. pmc Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in a middle-income country and estimated cost of a treatment strategy
    Pascal Bovet
    Ministry of Health and Social Services, Victoria, Seychelles, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 6:9. 2006
    ..e. following the so-called "high risk strategy"...
  8. pmc Prevalence of thinness in children and adolescents in the Seychelles: comparison of two international growth references
    Pascal Bovet
    Section of Noncommunicable Diseases, Ministry of Health, Victoria, Republic of Seychelles
    Nutr J 10:65. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to compare the prevalence of thinness using two recently developed growth references, among children and adolescents living in the Seychelles, an economically rapidly developing country in the African region...
  9. doi request reprint Discordant secular trends in elevated blood pressure and obesity in children and adolescents in a rapidly developing country
    Arnaud Chiolero
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Lausanne, 17 rue du Bugnon, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Circulation 119:558-65. 2009
    ..We analyzed BP and body mass index secular trends between 1998 and 2006 in children and adolescents of the Seychelles, a rapidly developing island state in the African region...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Epidemiology and prevention of obesity in children and adolescents]
    Pascal Bovet
    Institut universitaire de médecine sociale et préventive IUMSP, Bugnon 17, 1005 Lausanne
    Rev Med Suisse 4:650-2, 654-6. 2008
    ..To be effective, prevention must include both individual-centered approaches and multisectoral interventions that address the societal roots of the obesity epidemic...
  11. pmc Low utilization of health care services following screening for hypertension in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania): a prospective population-based study
    Pascal Bovet
    University Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, University Hospital Center and University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 17, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 8:407. 2008
    ..We determined, in a low-income urban population, the proportion of persons who utilized health services after having been diagnosed as hypertensive and advised to seek health care for further hypertension management...
  12. pmc Divergent fifteen-year trends in traditional and cardiometabolic risk factors of cardiovascular diseases in the Seychelles
    Pascal Bovet
    University Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine and University Hospital Center, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 8:34. 2009
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of high blood pressure in a Swiss city general population: the CoLaus study
    Nadia Danon-Hersch
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, Vascular Medicine eDepartment of Medicine, University Hospital CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 16:66-72. 2009
    ..This study is aimed to assess the prevalence of awareness, treatment and control of high blood pressure (HBP) and associated factors in a Swiss city...
  14. doi request reprint Sex difference and the role of leptin in the association between high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and adiposity in two different populations
    Isabelle Anne Rossi
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, Lausanne University Hospital and University of Lausanne, Route de la Corniche 2, 1066 Epalinges, Switzerland
    Eur J Epidemiol 27:379-84. 2012
    ..All these relationship were similar in Caucasians and Africans. This is the first report on a non-linear relation, stratified by gender, between hs-CRP and adiposity...
  15. pmc Clustering of smoking, alcohol drinking and cannabis use in adolescents in a rapidly developing country
    David Faeh
    University Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 6:169. 2006
    ..This study aims at examining the joint prevalence of these behaviors in adolescents in the Seychelles, a rapidly developing country in the Indian Ocean...
  16. ncbi request reprint Marked increase in the prevalence of obesity in children of the Seychelles, a rapidly developing country, between 1998 and 2004
    Pascal Bovet
    Ministry of Health and Social Services, Non Communicable Diseases Section, Victoria, Seychelles
    Int J Pediatr Obes 1:120-8. 2006
    ..Such data are important to guide public health policy. We assessed trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children from the Seychelles, a middle-income island state in the Indian Ocean...
  17. ncbi request reprint Overweight in Swiss children and associations with children's and parents' characteristics
    Aurélie M Lasserre
    Community Prevention Unit, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Lausanne, 17 rue du Bugnon, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:2912-9. 2007
    ..The objective was to assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children in a canton of Switzerland and the association with various characteristics of the parents and the children...
  18. doi request reprint Association between white-coat effect and blunted dipping of nocturnal blood pressure
    Murielle Bochud
    Institut Universitaire de Medecine Sociale et Preventive, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Am J Hypertens 22:1054-61. 2009
    ..In this study, we assessed whether the white-coat effect (difference between office and daytime blood pressure (BP)) is associated with nondipping (absence of BP decrease at night)...
  19. pmc Age and gender differences in the social patterning of cardiovascular risk factors in Switzerland: the CoLaus study
    Silvia Stringhini
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e49443. 2012
    ..We examined the social distribution of a comprehensive range of cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) in a Swiss population and assessed whether socioeconomic differences varied by age and gender...
  20. doi request reprint Perception of cardiovascular risk and comparison with actual cardiovascular risk
    Heba Alwan
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, University Hospital Center and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 16:556-61. 2009
    ..Current guidelines recommend treating patients according to their absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. We examined perception of CVD risk among adults and how it can be compared with actual CVD risk...
  21. pmc Association of lifecourse socioeconomic status with chronic inflammation and type 2 diabetes risk: the Whitehall II prospective cohort study
    Silvia Stringhini
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland
    PLoS Med 10:e1001479. 2013
    ..The aim of this study is to test this hypothesis by assessing the extent to which the association between lifecourse socioeconomic status and type 2 diabetes incidence is explained by chronic inflammation...
  22. ncbi request reprint Discordant prevalence of hypertension using two different automated blood pressure measurement devices: a population-based study in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
    Arnaud Chiolero
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    Blood Press Monit 9:59-64. 2004
    ..We compared blood pressure readings obtained with an automated oscillometric arm-cuff device and with an automated oscillometric wrist-cuff device and then assessed the prevalence of defined blood pressure categories...
  23. ncbi request reprint Assessing the prevalence of hypertension in populations: are we doing it right?
    Pascal Bovet
    University Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Rue du Bugnon 17, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Hypertens 21:509-17. 2003
    ....
  24. pmc Association between substance use and psychosocial characteristics among adolescents of the Seychelles
    Heba Alwan
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, University Hospital Center and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Pediatr 11:85. 2011
    ....
  25. pmc Contribution of modifiable risk factors to social inequalities in type 2 diabetes: prospective Whitehall II cohort study
    Silvia Stringhini
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne University Hospital, 1010 Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMJ 345:e5452. 2012
    ..To assess the contribution of modifiable risk factors to social inequalities in the incidence of type 2 diabetes when these factors are measured at study baseline or repeatedly over follow-up and when long term exposure is accounted for...
  26. pmc Secular trends in height and weight among children and adolescents of the Seychelles, 1956-2006
    Pedro Marques-Vidal
    Centre for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research Cardiomet, Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 8:166. 2008
    ..We assessed the secular trends in height and weight in children of the Seychelles, a rapidly developing island state in the Indian Ocean (African region)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Difference in blood pressure readings with mercury and automated devices: Impact on hypertension prevalence estimates in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Arnaud Chiolero
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:427-33. 2006
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Distribution of blood pressure, body mass index and smoking habits in the urban population of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and associations with socioeconomic status
    Pascal Bovet
    University Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 31:240-7. 2002
    ..To estimate the distribution of blood pressure (BP), body mass index (BMI), smoking habits and their associations with socioeconomic status (SES) in an urban population in early epidemiological transition...
  29. ncbi request reprint Decreasing association between body mass index and blood pressure over time
    Nadia Danon-Hersch
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Epidemiology 18:493-500. 2007
    ..Our purpose was to assess blood pressure (BP) and its relationship with body mass index (BMI) over a 15-year interval in the Seychelles, a rapidly developing country in the African region...
  30. pmc Diabetes and pre-diabetes are associated with cardiovascular risk factors and carotid/femoral intima-media thickness independently of markers of insulin resistance and adiposity
    David Faeh
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, University Hospital Center and University of Lausanne, Bugnon 17, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 6:32. 2007
    ..Our aim was to examine whether these associations are mediated by body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (waist) or fasting serum insulin (insulin) in a population in the African region...
  31. pmc Changes of overweight and obesity in the adult Swiss population according to educational level, from 1992 to 2007
    Pedro Marques-Vidal
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, University Hospital Center CHUV and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 10:87. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to assess trends in body mass index (BMI) and in prevalence of overweight and obesity and their association with educational level in the adult Swiss population...
  32. pmc Metabolic syndrome according to different definitions in a rapidly developing country of the African region
    Clara Kelliny
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, University Hospital Centre and University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 17, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 7:27. 2008
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Linking Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) data to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC): the case for the Seychelles
    Bharathi Viswanathan
    Unit for Prevention and Control of Cardiovascular Disease, Ministry of Health and Social Development, Victoria, Republic of Seychelles
    Prev Med 47:S33-7. 2008
    ..Hence, GYTS can be a powerful tool for monitoring the situation of tobacco use in adolescents, for highlighting the need for new policy and programs, and for evaluating the impact of current and future programs...
  34. doi request reprint Marked association between obesity and glomerular hyperfiltration: a cross-sectional study in an African population
    Gregoire Wuerzner
    Department of Medicine, Service of Nephrology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Am J Kidney Dis 56:303-12. 2010
    ..Obesity and African American ethnicity are established independent risk factors for the development of chronic kidney disease. No data exist about the association between obesity and renal hemodynamics in the African region...
  35. ncbi request reprint Has blood pressure increased in children in response to the obesity epidemic?
    Arnaud Chiolero
    Community Prevention Unit, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Lausanne, 17 rue du Bugnon, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Pediatrics 119:544-53. 2007
    ....
  36. pmc Expectation to improve cardiovascular risk factors control in participants to a health promotion program
    Arnaud Chiolero
    Ligues de la Santé du Canton de Vaud, Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Gen Intern Med 23:615-8. 2008
    ..We assessed expectations to improve cardiovascular disease risk factors (CVD-RF) in participants to a health promotion program...
  37. pmc Prevalence, awareness and control of diabetes in the Seychelles and relationship with excess body weight
    David Faeh
    University Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 7:163. 2007
    ..We assessed the prevalence, awareness and control of diabetes (DM) in the Seychelles, a rapidly developing country in the African region. We also examined the relationship between body mass index, fasting serum insulin and DM...
  38. doi request reprint Prevalence of microalbuminuria in the general population of Seychelles and strong association with diabetes and hypertension independent of renal markers
    Menno T Pruijm
    Department of Nephrology, University Hospital of Lausanne CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Hypertens 26:871-7. 2008
    ..We assessed the prevalence of MAU in the general population of a middle-income country in the African region and relationships between MAU and selected cardiovascular risk factors...
  39. ncbi request reprint Patients' sibling history was sensitive for hypertension and specific for diabetes
    Murielle Bochud
    University Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, Rue du Bugnon 17, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:497-501. 2004
    ..We examined the analytic validity of reported family history of hypertension and diabetes among siblings in the Seychelles...
  40. ncbi request reprint Microalbuminuria, but not cystatin C, is associated with carotid atherosclerosis in middle-aged adults
    Nicolas Rodondi
    Cardiovascular Prevention Clinic, University Outpatient Clinic, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Public Health, University of Lausanne, and Kantonsspital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 22:1107-14. 2007
    ..Moreover, no study has compared cystatin C and microalbuminuria as risk factors for CVD outcomes in middle-aged adults, and it is not known whether cystatin C is related to an early stage of atherosclerosis...
  41. doi request reprint No use for waist-for-height ratio in addition to body mass index to identify children with elevated blood pressure
    Arnaud Chiolero
    IUMSP, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland
    Blood Press 22:17-20. 2013
    ..The utility of WHtR to identify children with elevated blood pressure (BP) is unclear. Design. Cross-sectional population-based study of schoolchildren...
  42. doi request reprint Prevalence of overweight and underweight in public and private schools in the Seychelles
    Pascal Bovet
    Ministry of Health and Social Development, Section for Non Communicable Diseases, PO Box 52, Victoria, Republic of Seychelles
    Int J Pediatr Obes 5:274-8. 2010
    ..We compared the prevalence of body weight categories between public and private schools in the Seychelles, a rapidly developing small island state in the African region...
  43. doi request reprint Declining stroke and myocardial infarction mortality between 1989 and 2010 in a country of the african region
    Silvia Stringhini
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne University Hospital, Route de la Corniche 10, 1010 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Stroke 43:2283-8. 2012
    ..Seychelles is one of the few countries in the region where all deaths are registered and medically certified. In this study, we examine trends in mortality for stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) between 1989 and 2010...
  44. doi request reprint Addressing non-communicable diseases in the Seychelles: towards a comprehensive plan of action
    Pascal Bovet
    Ministry of Health and Social Development, Victoria, Republic of Seychelles
    Glob Health Promot 17:37-40. 2010
    ....
  45. pmc The PsyCoLaus study: methodology and characteristics of the sample of a population-based survey on psychiatric disorders and their association with genetic and cardiovascular risk factors
    Martin Preisig
    Department of Psychiatry, CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Psychiatry 9:9. 2009
    ..This paper presents the method as well as sociodemographic and somatic characteristics of the sample...
  46. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of hypertension in schoolchildren based on repeated measurements and association with overweight
    Arnaud Chiolero
    Community Prevention Unit, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University Hospital Center, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Switzerland
    J Hypertens 25:2209-17. 2007
    ..We determined the prevalence of hypertension measured on up to three visits in a Swiss pediatric population and examined the association between hypertension and overweight and selected other factors...
  47. pmc Gender and socioeconomic disparities in BMI trajectories in the Seychelles: a cohort analysis based on serial population-based surveys
    Isabelle A Rossi
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 11:912. 2011
    ..In this study, we examined, separately in men and women, whether the association between BMI and SES changed over successive birth cohorts in the Seychelles (Indian Ocean, African region)...
  48. doi request reprint Relation between high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and cardiovascular and renal markers in a middle-income country in the African region
    Isabelle Anne Rossi
    University Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University Hospital Center CHUV, University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 17, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Int J Cardiol 156:203-8. 2012
    ..We analyzed the distribution of hs-CRP and the relationship with a broad set of CVRF, renal markers and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), in the Seychelles (African region)...
  49. ncbi request reprint Comparison of smoking, drinking, and marijuana use between students present or absent on the day of a school-based survey
    Pascal Bovet
    Unit of Prevention and Control of Cardiovascular Disease, Ministry of Health, PO Box 52, Victoria, Seychelles
    J Sch Health 76:133-7. 2006
    ..In conclusion, the prevalence of risk behaviors was higher in absent than present students. Adjusting for data of absent students increased the prevalence estimates in the base population...
  50. ncbi request reprint Decrease in blood triglycerides associated with the consumption of eggs of hens fed with food supplemented with fish oil
    Pascal Bovet
    Unit for Prevention and Control of Cardiovascular Disease, Ministry of Health and Social Services, Victoria, Seychelles, USA
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 17:280-7. 2007
    ..n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) convey several health benefits, including a reduction of serum concentration of triglycerides (TG)...
  51. ncbi request reprint Gender difference in the response to an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and a diuretic in hypertensive patients of African descent
    Catherine Falconnet
    Division of Hypertension and Vascular Medicine, CHUV, Lausanne, University Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Hypertens 22:1213-20. 2004
    ..The efficacy of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors in decreasing blood pressure in African patients is controversial...
  52. doi request reprint No further decrease in blood pressure when the interval between readings exceeds one hour
    Arnaud Chiolero
    Community Prevention Unit, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University Hospital Center, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    Blood Press Monit 13:85-9. 2008
    ..We examined if increasing intervals between BP readings on one visit would have an impact on the BP estimates...
  53. doi request reprint Absolute height-specific thresholds to identify elevated blood pressure in children
    Arnaud Chiolero
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, University Hospital Center, 1010 Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Hypertens 31:1170-4. 2013
    ..We propose a simple set of absolute height-specific BP thresholds and evaluate their performance to identify children with elevated BP in two different populations...
  54. doi request reprint Performance of blood pressure-to-height ratio at a single screening visit for the identification of hypertension in children
    Zaïneb Outdili
    aInstitute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne bUniversity Children s Hospital, Inselspital and University of Bern, Bern cService of Nephrology, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland dDepartment of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    J Hypertens 32:1068-74. 2014
    ..Blood pressure-to-height ratio (BPHR) has been proposed to facilitate the identification of elevated BP in children...
  55. pmc Low prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm in the Seychelles population aged 50 to 65 years
    Patrick Yerly
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Lausanne University Hospital CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Cardiovasc J Afr 24:17-8. 2013
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint A two-week workshop to promote cardiovascular disease prevention programs in countries with limited resources
    Pascal Bovet
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    Ethn Dis 13:S31-4. 2003
    ....
  57. doi request reprint Bullying among adolescents in a sub-Saharan middle-income setting
    Michael L Wilson
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland
    J Adolesc Health 51:96-8. 2012
    ..This study explored factors associated with self-reported bullying among adolescents in a sub-Saharan country...
  58. doi request reprint Screening for elevated blood pressure in children and adolescents: a critical appraisal
    Arnaud Chiolero
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Biopôle 2, Route de la Corniche 10, Lausanne, Switzerland
    JAMA Pediatr 167:266-73. 2013
    ....
  59. pmc Association between weight perception and socioeconomic status among adults in the Seychelles
    Heba Alwan
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, University Hospital Centre and University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 17, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 10:467. 2010
    ..Few studies have examined the association between weight perception and socioeconomic status (SES) in sub-Saharan Africa, and none made this association based on education, occupation and income simultaneously...
  60. doi request reprint Impact of a smoking ban in public places: a rapid assessment in the Seychelles
    Bharathi Viswanathan
    NCD Section, Ministry of Health, PO Box 52, Victoria, Seychelles
    Tob Control 20:427-30. 2011
    ..We assessed the impact of a smoking ban in hospitality venues in the Seychelles 9 months after legislation was implemented...
  61. pmc Monitoring one-year compliance to antihypertension medication in the Seychelles
    Pascal Bovet
    Institut Universitaire de Medecine Sociale et Preventive, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 80:33-9. 2002
    ..To examine the compliance to medication among newly diagnosed hypertensive patients screened from the general population of the Seychelles, a rapidly developing country...
  62. doi request reprint The social transition of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in the African region: evidence from three cross-sectional surveys in the Seychelles
    Silvia Stringhini
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine IUMSP, Lausanne University Hospital, Route de la Corniche 10, 1010 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Int J Cardiol 168:1201-6. 2013
    ..To examine the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and several cardiovascular disease risk factors (CVRFs) and to assess whether this association has changed over a 15-year observation period...
  63. pmc Suicidal expression among school-attending adolescents in a middle-income sub-Saharan country
    Michael L Wilson
    Centre for Injury Prevention and Community Safety CIPCS, Peercorps Trust Fund, P O Box 22499 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:4122-34. 2012
    ..More research, particularly multilevel designs are needed to identify peer and family influences which may modify associations with suicidality...
  64. doi request reprint CYP3A5 and ABCB1 genes and hypertension
    Murielle Bochud
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois CHUV et Université de Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 17, CH 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Pharmacogenomics 10:477-87. 2009
    ..If the role of these genes in blood pressure control is confirmed in other populations and other ethnic groups, these findings would point toward a new pathway for blood pressure control in humans...
  65. ncbi request reprint Association between maternal smoking and low birth weight in Switzerland: the EDEN study
    Arnaud Chiolero
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 135:525-30. 2005
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint [Blood pressure measurement and screening of hypertension in children]
    Arnaud Chiolero
    Institut de Medecine Sociale et Preventive, Lausanne
    Rev Med Suisse 4:1904-6, 1908-9. 2008
    ....
  67. doi request reprint Association between conventional risk factors and different ultrasound-based markers of atherosclerosis at carotid and femoral levels in a middle-aged population
    Patrick Yerly
    Department of Cardiology, Lausanne University Hospital CHUV, Rue du Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 29:589-99. 2013
    ..Pending comparison of these markers using harder cardiovascular endpoints, our findings suggest that markers based on plaque morphology assessed at femoral artery level might be useful cardiovascular risk predictors...
  68. pmc Blood pressure and cognitive function: a prospective analysis among adolescents in Seychelles
    Tanica Lyngdoh
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Hypertens 31:1175-82. 2013
    ..We examined the prospective relation between BP and cognitive function in adolescence...
  69. ncbi request reprint Improved smoking cessation in smokers given ultrasound photographs of their own atherosclerotic plaques
    Pascal Bovet
    University Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Bugnon 17, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Prev Med 34:215-20. 2002
    ..We examined whether making smokers aware that they had developed peripheral atherosclerosis would improve smoking cessation...
  70. ncbi request reprint Pre-hypertension and hypertension among adolescents of Switzerland
    Arnaud Chiolero
    J Pediatr 151:e24-5. 2007
  71. doi request reprint Laboratory-based versus non-laboratory-based CVD risk analysis
    Pascal Bovet
    Lancet 371:2081; author reply 2082-3. 2008
  72. ncbi request reprint Worldwide trends in childhood obesity
    Aurélie M Lasserre
    Swiss Med Wkly 137:157-8. 2007
  73. doi request reprint The Impact of CAROtid plaque Screening on Smoking (CAROSS) cessation and control of other cardiovascular risk factors: Rationale and design of a randomized controlled trial
    Nicolas Rodondi
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine, Switzerland
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:767-73. 2008
    ..Being aware of these test results might also enhance patient motivation to change unhealthy behaviors but the effectiveness of such a screening strategy has been poorly studied...
  74. doi request reprint Review of hypertension in Sub-Saharan Africa: a comment from the Seychelles
    Pascal Bovet
    Hypertension 51:e24. 2008
  75. ncbi request reprint Low prevalence of individuals with optimal or borderline levels of cardiovascular risk factors extends to rapidly developing countries
    Pascal Bovet
    Arch Intern Med 167:2262-3. 2007
  76. doi request reprint Carotid plaque screening as a motivational tool for healthy behavior
    David Nanchen
    Am Heart J 155:e37; author reply e39. 2008
  77. pmc Body size and blood pressure: an analysis of Africans and the African diaspora
    Francesco P Cappuccio
    Clinical Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, Coventry, UK
    Epidemiology 19:38-46. 2008
    ..Blood pressure is directly and causally associated with body mass index (BMI) in populations worldwide. However, the relationship may vary across BMI in populations of African origin...
  78. ncbi request reprint High heritability of ambulatory blood pressure in families of East African descent
    Murielle Bochud
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Hypertension 45:445-50. 2005
    ..They also demonstrate that antihypertensive treatment and the number of BP measurements have a major influence on the heritability estimates...
  79. doi request reprint Nighttime blood pressure and nocturnal dipping are associated with daytime urinary sodium excretion in African subjects
    Lise Bankir
    INSERM Unité 872 and Université Paris V René Descartes, Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, Paris, France
    Hypertension 51:891-8. 2008
    ..This observation may help us to understand the pathophysiology and clinical consequences of nighttime BP and to develop therapeutic strategies to normalize the dipping profile in hypertensive patients...
  80. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for prevention, diagnosis and management of hypertension and cardiovascular risk factors in sub-Saharan Africa
    Daniel Lemogoum
    Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa
    J Hypertens 21:1993-2000. 2003
  81. ncbi request reprint Heritability of renal function in hypertensive families of African descent in the Seychelles (Indian Ocean)
    Murielle Bochud
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Kidney Int 67:61-9. 2005
    ..We estimated the heritability of three measures of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in hypertensive families of African descent in the Seychelles (Indian Ocean)...
  82. pmc Does prenatal methylmercury exposure from fish consumption affect blood pressure in childhood?
    Sally W Thurston
    Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642, United States
    Neurotoxicology 28:924-30. 2007
    ..We examined this relationship in the Seychelles Islands to determine if it was present in a society exposed primarily to MeHg from consuming ocean fish...
  83. ncbi request reprint CYP3A5 and ABCB1 genes influence blood pressure and response to treatment, and their effect is modified by salt
    Chin B Eap
    Unite de Biochimie et Psychopharmacologie Clinique, Centre des Neurosciences Psychiatriques, Département de Psychiatrie Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Prilly, Switzerland
    Hypertension 49:1007-14. 2007
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  84. ncbi request reprint Stroke prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation in sub-saharan Africa
    Daniel Lemogoum
    ULB Erasme Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
    Am J Prev Med 29:95-101. 2005
    ..A broad partnership of key players, innovative funding mechanisms, and increased national and international commitment for the prevention and control of stroke in sub-Saharan Africa and other developing countries is needed...
  85. ncbi request reprint Association of CYP3A5 genotypes with blood pressure and renal function in African families
    Murielle Bochud
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Hypertens 24:923-9. 2006
    ..We determined whether CYP3A5 polymorphisms are associated with ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) and with glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in African families...
  86. ncbi request reprint Plasma aldosterone is independently associated with the metabolic syndrome
    Murielle Bochud
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Hypertension 48:239-45. 2006
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