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)
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)
This paper reports the results for the surveillance of nine organochlorine pesticides (HCH isomers (alpha, beta, e, gamma), p,p'-DDD, p,p'-DDT, p,p'-DDE, p,p'-DDD, HCB and aldrin) in muscle of three fish species, European pilchard (Sardina pilchardus), Atlantic horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus) and Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus). Analytical(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)
AIM To evaluate the metabolic control rate and to characterize the therapeutic profile of patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) from Portuguese primary care of National Health Service. METHODS Cross-sectional multicentre study conducted in Portuguese primary health care units between July 2011 and May 2012. A national representative sample of 1528(More)
  • S M Cardoso
  • Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgão…
  • 1998
Our purpose was to study the agreement between two methods with clinical impact. Usually, many techniques are not correct for the analysis of concordance. Otherwise, it is normal to confuse association and concordance. We intend to prove that two methods can show a strong association and a weak concordance. Nowadays we must replace "old" methods with new(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)
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)