Daniel Tettamanti

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BACKGROUND Knowledge of regional-specific cardiovascular risk factors is mandatory to reduce the growing burden of stroke and ischemic heart disease in Latin American populations. We conducted a population-based case-control study to assess which risk factors are associated with the occurrence of vascular events in natives/mestizos living in rural coastal(More)
INTRODUCTION There is scarce information on the demographic profile and diseases affecting neurologic outpatients. METHODS We evaluated 7,519 neurologic outpatients over 20 years at the outpatient clinic of the Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital-Clínica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador. RESULTS Mean age was 48 ± 19.4 years, and 57.8% were women.(More)
OBJECTIVES Knowledge of region-specific factors affecting the cardiovascular health (CVH) is mandatory to reduce the growing burden of stroke and ischemic heart disease in rural areas of Latin American. We conducted a population-based case-control study to assess the CVH status of Atahualpa residents-a rural village representative of Coastal(More)
INTRODUCTION Up to 5% of the population suffers from neuropathic pain (NP). A bibliographical search in several databases revealed that, to date, there are no protocols to guide physicians who are not specialists in pain that enable them to treat NP and thus improve patients' quality of life. AIMS The aim of this study is to provide Spanish-speaking(More)
cardiovascular diseases and stroke burden in rural communities of developing countries☆ Oscar H. Del Brutto ⁎, Martha Montalván , Daniel Tettamanti , Ernesto Peñaherrera , Rocío Santibáñez , Freddy Pow-Chon-Long , Victor J. Del Brutto b a School of Medicine, Universidad Espíritu Santo Ecuador, Guayaquil, Ecuador b Department of Neurological Sciences,(More)
PURPOSE To translate, cross-culturally adapt, and validate the Questionnaire for Diabetes-Related Foot Disease (Q-DFD), originally created and validated in Australia, for its use in Spanish-speaking patients with diabetes mellitus. PATIENTS AND METHODS The translation and cross-cultural adaptation were based on international guidelines. The Spanish(More)
BACKGROUND Information on the burden of atrial fibrillation (AF) in rural areas of developing countries is limited. Here, we aimed to assess AF prevalence in community-dwelling older adults living in rural Ecuador. METHODS Atahualpa residents aged ≥60 years (mean age 70.5 ± 8.1 years) underwent 24-h Holter monitoring. Participants belong to the Amerindian(More)
AIMS Epidemiologic studies assessing cardiovascular risk factors affecting a given population may prove cost-effective to reduce the burden of cardiovascular diseases in the developing world. We evaluated the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in Atahualpa, a village representative of rural coastal Ecuador. METHODS Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome(More)
AIMS To describe the prevalence of abdominal obesity and its association with cardio metabolic risk factors among older adults in Ecuador. MATERIALS AND METHODS The present study used data from the National Survey of Health, Wellbeing, and Aging survey to examine the prevalence of abdominal obesity according to certain demographic, behavioral, and health(More)