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Félicité Kamdem, Daniel Lemogoum, Marie-Solange Doualla, Fernando Kemta Lepka, Elvis Temfack, Yvette Ngo Nouga, Caroline Kenmegne, Henry Luma, Michel P Hermans
The authors assessed the frequency of glucose homeostasis abnormalities among 839 Cameroonians with newly diagnosed hypertension (mean age: 50.8±11 years; 49.9% female) in a cross-sectional survey conducted at the Douala General Hospital, Douala, Cameroon. In all participants, blood pressure, fasting plasma glucose (FPG), and lipids were recorded. Impaired fasting glycemia was described as an FPG level between 100 and 125 mg/dL and provisional diabetes as an FPG level ≥126 mg/dL. The FPG was 101±30 mg/dL...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
Félicité Kamdem, Marie-Solange Doualla, Fernando Kemta Lekpa, Elvis Temfack, Yvette Ngo Nouga, Olivier Sontsa Donfack, Anastase Dzudie, Samuel Kingue
BACKGROUND: Few studies have evaluated the link between hyperuricaemia and cardiovascular disease in sub-Saharan Africa. AIMS: To assess the prevalence of and factors associated with hyperuricaemia among newly diagnosed treatment-naïve hypertensive patients in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: We performed a community-based cross-sectional study from January to December 2012 in Douala, Cameroon (Central Africa). We enrolled newly diagnosed treatment-naïve hypertensive patients, and excluded those with gout or a history of gout...
October 2016: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
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