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Incidence of Obesity and Hypertension among Hyatt Employees in Aruba, 2012

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DOI: 
10:7727/wimj.2016.215
Pages: 
75–79
Synopsis: 
This analysis of the prevalence of obesity, hypertension and diabetes is a critical aspect for the health care of the Aruban population. This study is a point prevalence assessment of these factors in a small subset of the population, hotel workers at the Hyatt.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Obesity and hypertension, which are associated with cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, has become a major health concern in Aruba. The present study aims to determine the incidence of obesity and potential hypertension among Hyatt employees in Oranjestad, Aruba. 

Accepted: 
24 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 30 Aug, 2016

Underestimated Prevalence of Chronic Heart Failure among Elderly Residing in Care Homes in Aruba

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.277
Pages: 
610–5
Synopsis: 
The prevalence of chronic heart failure (CHF) among the elderly in care homes in Aruba is high (31%) and underestimated. B-type natriuretic peptide testing adds value to the usual diagnostic work-up for CHF in these elderly.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Diagnosing chronic heart failure (CHF) is important, since subsequent treatments by medication and cardiac intervention improve quality of life. However, accurate CHF diagnosis in the elderly residing in care homes (residents) is hampered by suboptimal diagnostic tools, co-morbidity and physician’s unawareness of CHF. We sought to estimate the CHF prevalence among Aruban residents.

Accepted: 
23 Jan, 2014
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e-Published: 04 Nov, 2014
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