S Mendis

Summary

Affiliation: World Health Organization
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc WHO study on Prevention of REcurrences of Myocardial Infarction and StrokE (WHO-PREMISE)
    Shanthi Mendis
    World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, CH 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 83:820-9. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevention of cardiovascular disease in low resource settings
    Shanthi Mendis
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:587-8. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Non-laboratory-based prediction of cardiovascular risk
    Shanthi Mendis
    WHO, CH 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 371:878-9. 2008
  4. pmc Cardiovascular risk management and its impact on hypertension control in primary care in low-resource settings: a cluster-randomized trial
    Shanthi Mendis
    Department of Chronic Disease and Health Promotion, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, CH 1211, Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 88:412-9. 2010
  5. doi request reprint The contribution of the Framingham Heart Study to the prevention of cardiovascular disease: a global perspective
    Shanthi Mendis
    Cardiovascular Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 53:10-4. 2010
  6. pmc Gaps in capacity in primary care in low-resource settings for implementation of essential noncommunicable disease interventions
    S Mendis
    Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Hypertens 2012:584041. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint The global burden of cardiovascular diseases: a challenge to improve
    Shanthi Mendis
    Noncommunicable Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Curr Cardiol Rep 16:486. 2014
  8. doi request reprint Costs, benefits, and effectiveness of interventions for the prevention, treatment, and control of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes in Africa
    Shanthi Mendis
    Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland Electronic address
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 56:314-21. 2013
  9. pmc Chronic kidney disease of uncertain aetiology: prevalence and causative factors in a developing country
    Nihal Jayatilake
    Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Nephrol 14:180. 2013
  10. pmc Socioeconomic inequality in the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries: results from the World Health Survey
    Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor
    Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 12:474. 2012

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Publications31

  1. pmc WHO study on Prevention of REcurrences of Myocardial Infarction and StrokE (WHO-PREMISE)
    Shanthi Mendis
    World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, CH 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 83:820-9. 2005
    ..To determine the extent of secondary prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD) and cerebrovascular disease (CVD) in low- and middle-income countries...
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevention of cardiovascular disease in low resource settings
    Shanthi Mendis
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:587-8. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Non-laboratory-based prediction of cardiovascular risk
    Shanthi Mendis
    WHO, CH 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 371:878-9. 2008
  4. pmc Cardiovascular risk management and its impact on hypertension control in primary care in low-resource settings: a cluster-randomized trial
    Shanthi Mendis
    Department of Chronic Disease and Health Promotion, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, CH 1211, Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 88:412-9. 2010
    ..To evaluate a simple cardiovascular risk management package for assessing and managing cardiovascular risk using hypertension as an entry point in primary care facilities in low-resource settings...
  5. doi request reprint The contribution of the Framingham Heart Study to the prevention of cardiovascular disease: a global perspective
    Shanthi Mendis
    Cardiovascular Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 53:10-4. 2010
    ....
  6. pmc Gaps in capacity in primary care in low-resource settings for implementation of essential noncommunicable disease interventions
    S Mendis
    Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Hypertens 2012:584041. 2012
    ..There are important implications of the findings of this study for all low- and middle-income countries as capacity of PC is fundamental for equitable prevention and control of NCDs...
  7. ncbi request reprint The global burden of cardiovascular diseases: a challenge to improve
    Shanthi Mendis
    Noncommunicable Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Curr Cardiol Rep 16:486. 2014
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Costs, benefits, and effectiveness of interventions for the prevention, treatment, and control of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes in Africa
    Shanthi Mendis
    Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland Electronic address
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 56:314-21. 2013
    ..Cost of implementation of this core set of interventions represents an annual investment of under US$ 1 in low income countries, US$ 1.50 in lower middle income countries and US$ 3 in upper middle income countries. ..
  9. pmc Chronic kidney disease of uncertain aetiology: prevalence and causative factors in a developing country
    Nihal Jayatilake
    Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Nephrol 14:180. 2013
    ..This study describes chronic kidney disease of uncertain aetiology (CKDu), which cannot be attributed to diabetes, hypertension or other known aetiologies, that has emerged in the North Central region of Sri Lanka...
  10. pmc Socioeconomic inequality in the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries: results from the World Health Survey
    Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor
    Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 12:474. 2012
    ..This study quantified and compared education- and wealth-based inequalities in the prevalence of five noncommunicable diseases (angina, arthritis, asthma, depression and diabetes) and comorbidity in low- and middle-income country groups...
  11. doi request reprint Policy reform to realize the commitments of the Political Declaration on noncommunicable diseases
    Shanthi Mendis
    Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
    Br Med Bull 105:7-27. 2013
    ..Recognizing that NCDs are a global health and development priority, Heads of State and government adopted the Political Declaration on NCDs (resolution A/RES/66/2) at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2011...
  12. pmc A Polypill for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a feasibility study of the World Health Organization
    Elsayed Z Soliman
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Trials 12:3. 2011
    ..More information is needed regarding the efficacy in reducing the risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD), side effects, improvement in adherence and physician/patient "acceptability" of the Polypill...
  13. 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
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  14. doi request reprint The policy agenda for prevention and control of non-communicable diseases
    Shanthi Mendis
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Br Med Bull 96:23-43. 2010
    ..Research is also needed to develop innovative approaches for revenue generation for prevention and control of NCDs...
  15. doi request reprint World Health Organization definition of myocardial infarction: 2008-09 revision
    Shanthi Mendis
    Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 40:139-46. 2011
    ..WHO has played a leading role in the formulation and promulgation of standard criteria for the diagnosis of coronary heart disease and myocardial infarction since early 1970s...
  16. doi request reprint Prevention and care of stroke in low- and middle-income countries; the need for a public health perspective
    S Mendis
    Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Stroke 5:86-91. 2010
    ..Unless services for stroke care are complemented with prevention programmes to reduce stroke risk in the population, health care costs will continue to escalate due to increasing rates of stroke...
  17. ncbi request reprint National policies and strategies for noncommunicable diseases
    Shanthi Mendis
    Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion, World Health Organization, CH 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Nat Rev Cardiol 6:723-7. 2009
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Challenges for the management of hypertension in low-resource settings
    Shanthi Mendis
    Cardiovascular Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva
    Ethn Dis 13:S67-70. 2003
    ..Therefore, we must shift the distribution of CVD through population-wide strategies that address all major CVD risk factors, including hypertension...
  19. ncbi request reprint World Health Organization (WHO) and International Society of Hypertension (ISH) risk prediction charts: assessment of cardiovascular risk for prevention and control of cardiovascular disease in low and middle-income countries
    Shanthi Mendis
    Cardiovascular Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Hypertens 25:1578-82. 2007
    ..Thus the WHO/ISH risk predication charts and the accompanying guideline will improve the effectiveness of cardiovascular risk management even in settings which do not have sophisticated technology...
  20. pmc The availability and affordability of selected essential medicines for chronic diseases in six low- and middle-income countries
    Shanti Mendis
    Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 85:279-88. 2007
    ..To assess the availability and affordability of medicines used to treat cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and glaucoma and to provide palliative cancer care in six low- and middle-income countries...
  21. pmc Cardiovascular risk assessment and management in developing countries
    Shanthi Mendis
    Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 1:15-8. 2005
    ..A risk prediction tool that enables more accurate prediction of cardiovascular risk in DCs is in development...
  22. ncbi request reprint Barriers to management of cardiovascular risk in a low-resource setting using hypertension as an entry point
    Shanthi Mendis
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    J Hypertens 22:59-64. 2004
    ..Assess capacity of health-care facilities in a low-resource setting to implement the absolute risk approach for assessment of cardiovascular risk in hypertensive patients and effective management of hypertension...
  23. pmc Can non-physician health-care workers assess and manage cardiovascular risk in primary care?
    Dele O Abegunde
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 85:432-40. 2007
    ..To ascertain the reliability of applying the WHO Cardiovascular Risk Management Package by non-physician health-care workers (NPHWs) in typical primary health-care settings...
  24. ncbi request reprint The global stroke initiative
    Ruth Bonita
    WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet Neurol 3:391-3. 2004
  25. pmc Air travel and venous thromboembolism
    Shanthi Mendis
    Cardiovascular Diseases Programme, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 80:403-6. 2002
    ..Further studies are urgently needed in order to identify prospectively the incidence of the condition and those at risk...
  26. ncbi request reprint Prevention of cardiovascular disease in developing countries
    Lars H Lindholm
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, SE 901 85 Umea, Sweden
    Lancet 370:720-2. 2007
  27. ncbi request reprint International Society of Hypertension (ISH): statement on blood pressure lowering and stroke prevention
    John Chalmers
    J Hypertens 21:651-63. 2003
    ..The meeting was conducted under the auspice of the Austin Hospital Medical Research Foundation, Melbourne...
  28. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for blood pressure measuring devices for office/clinic use in low resource settings
    Gianfranco Parati
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Prevention and Applied Biotechnology, University of Milano Bicocca, Milan and Cardiology II, San Luca Hospital, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy
    Blood Press Monit 10:3-10. 2005
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for early myocardial infarction in South Asians compared with individuals in other countries
    Prashant Joshi
    Department of Medicine, Government Medical College, Nagpur, India
    JAMA 297:286-94. 2007
    ..South Asians have high rates of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) at younger ages compared with individuals from other countries but the reasons for this are unclear...
  30. ncbi request reprint Case definitions for acute coronary heart disease in epidemiology and clinical research studies: a statement from the AHA Council on Epidemiology and Prevention; AHA Statistics Committee; World Heart Federation Council on Epidemiology and Prevention; the
    Russell V Luepker
    Circulation 108:2543-9. 2003