Program for the epidemiological evaluation of stroke in Tandil, Argentina (PREVISTA) study: rationale and design

Program for the epidemiological evaluation of stroke in Tandil, Argentina (PREVISTA) study: rationale and design

Author Sposato, Luciano A. Google Scholar
Coppola, Mariano L. Google Scholar
Altamirano, Juan Google Scholar
Guerrero, Brenda Borrego Google Scholar
Casanova, Jorge Google Scholar
De Martino, Maximiliano Google Scholar
Diaz, Alejandro Google Scholar
Feigin, Valery L. Google Scholar
Funaro, Fernando Google Scholar
Gradillone, Maria E. Google Scholar
Lewin, Maria L. Google Scholar
Lopes, Renato D. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Lopez, Daniel H. Google Scholar
Louge, Mariel Google Scholar
Maccarone, Patricia Google Scholar
Martens, Cecilia Google Scholar
Miguel, Marcelo Google Scholar
Rabinstein, Alejandro Google Scholar
Morasso, Hernan Google Scholar
Riccio, Patricia M. Google Scholar
Saposnik, Gustavo Google Scholar
Silva, Damian Google Scholar
Suasnabar, Ramon Google Scholar
Truelsen, Thomas Google Scholar
Uzcudun, Araceli Google Scholar
Viviani, Carlos A. Google Scholar
Bahit, M. Cecilia Google Scholar
Institution INECO Fdn
Univ Western Ontario
Hosp Ramon Santamarina
Nueva Clin Chacabuco
Sanatorio Tandil
AUT Univ
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Duke Clin Res Inst
Mayo Clin
Univ Toronto
Copenhagen Univ Hosp
Circulo Med Tandil
Resonancia Ctr
Abstract The availability of population-based epidemiological data on the incident risk of stroke is very scarce in Argentina and other Latin American countries. in response to the priorities established by the World Health Organization and the United Nations, PREVISTA was envisaged as a population-based program to determine the risk of first-ever and recurrent stroke and transient ischemic attack incidence and mortality in Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina.The study will be conducted according to Standardized Tools for Stroke Surveillance (STEPS Stroke) methodology and will enroll all new (incident) and recurrent consecutive cases of stroke and transient ischemic attack in the City of Tandil between May 1st, 2013 and April 30, 2015. the study will include patients with ischemic stroke, non-traumatic primary intracerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and transient ischemic attack. To ensure the inclusion of every cerebrovascular event during an observation period of two years, we will instrument an 'intensive screening program', consisting of a comprehensive daily tracking of every potential event of stroke or transient ischemic attack using multiple overlapping sources. Mortality would be determined during follow-up for every enrolled patient. Also, fatal community events would be screened daily through revision of death certificates at funeral homes and local offices of vital statistics. All causes of death will be adjudicated by an ad-hoc committee.The close population of Tandil is representative of a large proportion of Latin-American countries with low- and middle-income economies. the findings and conclusions of PREVISTA may provide data that could support future health policy decision-making in the region.
Keywords developing countries
Language English
Sponsor Heart and stroke Foundation of Canada
Date 2013-10-01
Published in International Journal of Stroke. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, v. 8, n. 7, p. 591-597, 2013.
ISSN 1747-4930 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Extent 591-597
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000324333700026

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