Jonatan Konfino

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BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in adults in Argentina. Sodium reduction policies targeting processed foods were implemented in 2011 in Argentina, but the impact has not been evaluated. The aims of this study are to use Argentina-specific data on sodium excretion and project the impact of Argentina's sodium reduction(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify main barriers to preventing cardiovascular disease and implementing clinical practice guidelines in primary care, to pilot implementation of a tailored enactment of the adapted World Health Organization guidelines to prevent cardiovascular disease, and to assess the impact of the intervention in risk stratification. METHODS A(More)
Relación costo-utilidad de la disminución del consumo de sal y su efecto en la incidencia de enfermedades cardiovasculares en Argentina agrega siempre sal a sus comidas (4) y mediciones de la excreción de sodio en la orina indican que se ingieren aproxi-madamente 10 g de sal diarios (6). A pesar de las limitaciones de ese estudio,
BACKGROUND Chagas disease affects mainly poor populations in Latin America. This review assesses the evidence on the independent risk of cardiovascular events associated with positive Chagas serology. METHODS We searched for studies using the following outcomes: death, stroke, new onset heart failure, heart failure hospitalization or evidence of left(More)
OBJECTIVE Estimate the cost-utility ratio of an intervention to reduce dietary salt intake in people over the age of 35 in Argentina. METHODS The intervention consisted of reducing salt content in food by 5% to 25%. A simulation model was used to measure the impact of policies on heart disease in order to predict incidence, prevalence, mortality, and cost(More)
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