Salvador Massano Cardoso

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INTRODUCTION Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and one of the most important causes of morbidity in Western societies. Dyslipidemia is an important risk factor for CVD and effective treatment significantly reduces cardiovascular risk. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence and type of persistent lipid abnormalities in patients(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of strokes in a community-based on a sample of the population of the county of Coimbra in 1992 (139,000 inhabitants). The study was made with the collaboration of local general practitioners who randomly selected a sample of 950 individuals over 50 years of age. These individuals were screened for the(More)
In a survey of levels of acesulfame-K and aspartame in soft drinks and in light nectars, the intake of these intense sweeteners was estimated for a group of teenage students. Acesulfame-K was detected in 72% of the soft drinks, with a mean concentration of 72 mg l(-1) and aspartame was found in 92% of the samples with a mean concentration of 89 mg l(-1).(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the exploratory relationship between determinants of health, life satisfaction, locus of control, attitudes and behaviors and health related quality of life in an adult population. METHODS Observational study (analytical and cross-sectional) with a quantitative methodological basis. The sample was composed oy 1,214 inhabitants aged ≥(More)
  • S M Cardoso
  • 1998
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to apply techniques of space grouping (clusters) to identify the existence of eventual clusters. The application of these techniques to illnesses, such as cardiovascular ones, may generate work hypotheses, in order to know the dynamics of the risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS We used two techniques, Grimson's(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the air quality in elementary schools and their structural and functional conditions. METHODS Air quality in 51 elementary schools (81 classrooms) in the city of Coimbra, Portugal, both inside and outside of the rooms was evaluated during the four seasons, from 2010 to 2011. Temperature (T°), relative humidity (Hr), concentrations of(More)
AIM To analyze the probability of stroke in Portuguese National Health Service patients in the next ten years. STUDY DESIGN Application of the Framingham study protocol to stroke. RESULTS We studied 20,005 patients, aged between 55 and 84 years. The probability of stroke increases with age. Comparative analysis between the number expected from the(More)
This study aimed to assess the treatment patterns and prevalence of persistent lipid abnormalities in Portuguese hypertensive patients concomitantly treated with statins. Only 25% of the 656 hypertensive patients achieved the blood pressure goals in use during the study period. Similarly, only 33% and 37% attained the recommended levels of total(More)