Paulo R. Alencastro

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UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is based on the same individual components, but has received several amendments to the original definition. In this study, we verified the prevalence of metabolic syndrome according to different criteria, and the impact of each component on the diagnostic. METHODS This cross-sectional study enrolled HIV(More)
INTRODUCTION Although alcohol abuse is associated with hypertension in whites and nonwhites, it has been scarcely investigated in HIV-infected patients. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the association of alcohol abuse with hypertension is influenced by skin color in HIV-infected individuals. METHODS Cross-sectional study in HIV-infected individuals(More)
Cardiovascular disease has emerged as a crescent problem among HIV-infected population. This study aimed to determine the 10-year risk of coronary heart disease using the Framingham risk score among HIV-infected patients from three regions of Brazil. This is a pooled analysis of three cohort studies, which enrolled 3,829 individuals, 59% were men, 66% had(More)
BACKGROUND Alcohol consumption is highly prevalent in the general population and among HIV-infected population. This study aimed to compare the pattern of alcohol consumption and to describe characteristics associated with heavy alcohol consumption in individuals from the general population with patients infected with HIV. METHODS Participants for this(More)
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