Antonio Carlos Palandri Chagas

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OBJECTIVE Translation, cultural adaptation and validation of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the Edinburgh Claudication Questionnaire (ECQ) a specific tool to assess intermittent claudication. METHODS The Brazilian Portuguese version of the ECQ was developed after authorization by the University of Edinburgh. It was applied to 217 individuals: São(More)
Correspondência: Antonio Carlos Palandri Chagas • Avenida Marechal Câmara, 160/330, Centro 20020-907, Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brasil E-mail: acchagas@cardiol.br Artigo recebido em 08/12/09; revisado recebido em 08/12/09; aceito em 08/12/09. A compreensão dos mecanismos da doença levou a medicina a desenvolver intensamente novas estratégias terapêuticas nas(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is associated with increased cardiovascular risk. In Brazil, data on PAD prevalence and risk factors are scarce. OBJECTIVE To assess prevalence and risk factors related to PAD in Brazilian urban centers with more than 100,000 inhabitants. METHODS National, multicenter, cross-sectional study of 1,170(More)
Ezetimibe is an inhibitor of cholesterol absorption that is liver glucuronized after its rapid absorption, and is mobilized to the enterocytes, where together with its metabolites it exerts hypolipidemic effects, avoiding the absorption of cholesterol, through the reduction of specific cholesterol-transporter enzymes in the gut. This drug can be given once(More)