Oscar H Franco

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Affiliation: Erasmus MC
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Association between fish consumption, long chain omega 3 fatty acids, and risk of cerebrovascular disease: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Rajiv Chowdhury
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, UK
    BMJ 345:e6698. 2012
  2. pmc Cross-cultural comparison of correlates of quality of life and health status: the Whitehall II Study (UK) and the Western New York Health Study (US)
    Oscar H Franco
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Eur J Epidemiol 27:255-65. 2012
  3. pmc Vitamin D and risk of cause specific death: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational cohort and randomised intervention studies
    Rajiv Chowdhury
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge CB1 8RN, UK
    BMJ 348:g1903. 2014
  4. pmc The role of Decision Support System (DSS) in prevention of cardiovascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Raghupathy Anchala
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Wort s Causeway, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e47064. 2012
  5. pmc Cost effective interventions for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in low and middle income countries: a systematic review
    Amir Shroufi
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Wort s Causeway, Cambridge, UK
    BMC Public Health 13:285. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Adherence to cardiovascular therapy: a meta-analysis of prevalence and clinical consequences
    Rajiv Chowdhury
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB1 8RN, UK
    Eur Heart J 34:2940-8. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Circulating vitamin D, calcium and risk of cerebrovascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Rajiv Chowdhury
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Eur J Epidemiol 27:581-91. 2012
  8. pmc Hypertension in India: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence, awareness, and control of hypertension
    Raghupathy Anchala
    aDepartment of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Wort s Causeway, Cambridge, UK bPublic Health Foundation of India, Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad, India cDepartment of Epidemiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands dCentre for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi, India
    J Hypertens 32:1170-7. 2014
  9. doi request reprint Vitamin D, type 2 diabetes and other metabolic outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies
    Hassan Khan
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Wort s Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN, UK
    Proc Nutr Soc 72:89-97. 2013
  10. pmc A systematic evaluation of stroke surveillance studies in low- and middle-income countries
    Ayesha Sajjad
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Neurology 80:677-84. 2013

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Publications17

  1. pmc Association between fish consumption, long chain omega 3 fatty acids, and risk of cerebrovascular disease: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Rajiv Chowdhury
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, UK
    BMJ 345:e6698. 2012
    ..To clarify associations of fish consumption and long chain omega 3 fatty acids with risk of cerebrovascular disease for primary and secondary prevention...
  2. pmc Cross-cultural comparison of correlates of quality of life and health status: the Whitehall II Study (UK) and the Western New York Health Study (US)
    Oscar H Franco
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Eur J Epidemiol 27:255-65. 2012
    ..Strongest associations were between lifestyle and co-morbidity factors and the physical health component of the SF-36 rather than the mental health component. This is a novel finding which warrants further consideration...
  3. pmc Vitamin D and risk of cause specific death: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational cohort and randomised intervention studies
    Rajiv Chowdhury
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge CB1 8RN, UK
    BMJ 348:g1903. 2014
    ..To evaluate the extent to which circulating biomarker and supplements of vitamin D are associated with mortality from cardiovascular, cancer, or other conditions, under various circumstances...
  4. pmc The role of Decision Support System (DSS) in prevention of cardiovascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Raghupathy Anchala
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Wort s Causeway, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e47064. 2012
    ..The potential role of DSS in CVD prevention remains unclear as only a few studies report on patient outcomes for cardiovascular disease...
  5. pmc Cost effective interventions for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in low and middle income countries: a systematic review
    Amir Shroufi
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Wort s Causeway, Cambridge, UK
    BMC Public Health 13:285. 2013
    ..This study systematically assesses the evidence on cost-effectiveness for preventive cardiovascular interventions in low and middle-income settings...
  6. doi request reprint Adherence to cardiovascular therapy: a meta-analysis of prevalence and clinical consequences
    Rajiv Chowdhury
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB1 8RN, UK
    Eur Heart J 34:2940-8. 2013
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Circulating vitamin D, calcium and risk of cerebrovascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Rajiv Chowdhury
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Eur J Epidemiol 27:581-91. 2012
    ..Conversely, higher circulating calcium concentration is associated with an increased risk of cerebrovascular disease...
  8. pmc Hypertension in India: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence, awareness, and control of hypertension
    Raghupathy Anchala
    aDepartment of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Wort s Causeway, Cambridge, UK bPublic Health Foundation of India, Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad, India cDepartment of Epidemiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands dCentre for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi, India
    J Hypertens 32:1170-7. 2014
    ..A region-specific (urban and rural parts of north, east, west, and south India) systematic review and meta-analysis of the prevalence, awareness, and control of hypertension among Indian patients have not been done before...
  9. doi request reprint Vitamin D, type 2 diabetes and other metabolic outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies
    Hassan Khan
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Wort s Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN, UK
    Proc Nutr Soc 72:89-97. 2013
    ..However, reliable evidence from carefully designed intervention studies, particularly those based on healthy populations, is needed to confirm observational findings...
  10. pmc A systematic evaluation of stroke surveillance studies in low- and middle-income countries
    Ayesha Sajjad
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Neurology 80:677-84. 2013
    ..We aimed to evaluate all available primary stroke surveillance studies by applying components of a benchmark protocol (WHO STEPwise approach to stroke surveillance) and quantify the reported burden of stroke in LMI settings...
  11. pmc Development and validation of a clinical and computerised decision support system for management of hypertension (DSS-HTN) at a primary health care (PHC) setting
    Raghupathy Anchala
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India
    PLoS ONE 8:e79638. 2013
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  12. pmc Chocolate consumption and cardiometabolic disorders: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Adriana Buitrago-Lopez
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge CB1 8RN, UK
    BMJ 343:d4488. 2011
    ..To evaluate the association of chocolate consumption with the risk of developing cardiometabolic disorders...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effects of lifestyle-related interventions on blood pressure in low and middle-income countries: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Cristina P Baena
    aDepartment of Epidemiology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands bPontifical University of Paraná, School of Medicine, Curitiba, Brazil cDepartment of Cardiology dDepartment of Internal Medicine, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands eDepartment of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia fDepartment of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK Both authors contributed equally to this manuscript
    J Hypertens 32:961-73. 2014
    ..Nevertheless, the overall quality and sample size of the studies included were low. Improvements in the size and quality of studies evaluating lifestyle interventions are required...
  14. doi request reprint Gender equity and health: evaluating the impact of Millennium Development Goal Three on women's health in South Asia
    Geordan D Shannon
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge, UK
    Women Health 53:217-43. 2013
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  15. doi request reprint Cervical cancer in Indigenous women: The case of Australia
    Geordan D Shannon
    The University of Cambridge, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, University Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 2SR, UK
    Maturitas 70:234-45. 2011
    ..Similar patterns exist in Indigenous populations worldwide, such as New Zealander Maoris and Canadian Aboriginals, suggesting that high rates of cervical cancer incidence and mortality may be a symptom of social and economic inequity...
  16. pmc 'Decision support system (DSS) for prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among hypertensive (HTN) patients in Andhra Pradesh, India'--a cluster randomised community intervention trial
    Raghupathy Anchala
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Wort s Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN, UK
    BMC Public Health 12:393. 2012
    ..We propose a cluster randomised trial that aims to test the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of DSS among Indian hypertensive patients...
  17. doi request reprint Measuring health: a practical challenge with a philosophical solution?
    Amir Shroufi
    Cambridge Institute of Public Health, Cambridge, UK
    Maturitas 68:210-6. 2011
    ..Promoting and improving health demands adequate measures of health and the application of the Rawlsian veil of ignorance approach could be an effective alternative...