Daniel Tettamanti

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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)
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)
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)
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 The aim of this study is to develop a set of guidelines for the clinical management of neuropathic pain (NP), a disorder suffered by up to 5% of the population, specifically for use by the Spanish-speaking community, in order to improve the quality of medical care and to standardise the treatments offered in medical centres. DEVELOPMENT The paper(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)