Publications

Original Articles

Cardiometabolic‑based chronic disease: adiposity and dysglycemia drivers of heart failure

Eduardo Thadeu de Oliveira Correia, Jeffrey I. Mechanick, Letícia Mara dos Santos Barbetta, Antonio José Lagoeiro Jorge, Evandro Tinoco Mesquita

Heart Failure Reviews https://doi.org/10.1007/s10741-022-10233-x

Feasibility and Effectiveness of a Preventive Care Program during the Compound Humanitarian Crisis and COVID-19 Pandemic in Venezuela. 

Juan P. González-Rivas, María M. Infante-García, Ramfis Nieto-Martinez, Jeffrey I. Mechanick, Goodarz Danaei. 

 Nutrients 2022, 14, 939. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14050939  

Prediction of Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Czech Adults: Normative Values and Association with Cardiometabolic Health.

Geraldo A. Maranhao Neto, Iuliia Pavlovska, Anna Polcrova, Jeffrey I. Mechanick, Maria M. Infante-Garcia, Jose Pantaleón Hernandez, Miguel A. Araujo, Ramfis Nieto-Martinez, Juan P. Gonzalez-Rivas.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 10251. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910251

 

Visceral Fat Area and Cardiometabolic Risk: The Kardiovize Study.

Anna Polcrova, Iuliia Pavlovska, Geraldo A. Maranhao Neto, Sarka Kunzova, Maria M. Infante-Garcia, Jose R. Medina-Inojosa, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Jeffrey I. Mechanick, Ramfis Nieto-Martinez, Gorazd B. Stokin, Juan P. Gonzalez-Rivas.
Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. 18 March 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2021.03.005

 

Arterial Stiffness and Cardiometabolic-Based Chronic Disease: The Kardiovize Study

Iuliia Pavlovska, Jeffrey I. Mechanick, Geraldo A. Maranhao Neto, Maria M. Infante-Garcia, Ramfis Nieto-Martinez, Sarka Kunzova, Anna Polcrova, Robert Vysoky, Jose R. Medina-Inojosa, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Gorazd B. Stokin, Juan P. González-Rivas.
Endocrine Practice. March 2021 DOI:10.1016/j.eprac.2021.03.004

 

Prevalence of Adiposity‐Based Chronic Disease in middle‐aged adults from Czech Republic. The Kardiovize Study.

Juan P. Gonzalez‐Rivas, Jeffrey I. Mechanick José Pantaleón Hernandez María M Infante‐Garcia Iuliia Pavlovska José R. Medina‐Inojosa Sarka Kunzova Ramfis Nieto‐Martinez Jan Brož Luca Busetto Geraldo A Maranhao Neto Francisco Lopez‐Jimenez. Jana Urbanová Gorazd B Stokin.
Obesity Science and Practice. 25 February 2021 https://doi.org/10.1002/osp4.496

 

Prevalence of Dysglycemia-Based Chronic Disease (DBCD) in a European Population: A New Paradigm to Address Diabetes Burden. The Kardiovize Study.

Juan P. Gonzalez-Rivas, Jeffrey I. Mechanick, Maria M. Infante-Garcia, Jose R. Medina-Inojosa, Iuliia Pavlovka, Ota Hlinomaz, Petr Zak, Sarka Kunzova, Ramfis Nieto-Martinez, Mária Skladaná, Jan Brož, Jose Pantaleon Hernandez, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Gorazd B Stokin.
Endocr Pract 2020 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eprac.2020.10.003

The EVESCAM study: a national cross-sectional survey in adults.

Ramfis Nieto-Martínez, Juan P. González-Rivas, Eunice Ugel, Maritza Duran, Eric Dávila, Ramez Constantino, Alberto García, Jeffrey I. Mechanick, María Inés Marulanda. Cardiometabolic risk factors in Venezuela.  Prim Care Diabetes. 2021 Feb;15(1):106-114. doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2020.07.006. Epub 2020 Aug 5.

 

 

Optimal waist circumference cutoff values to predict cardiometabolic alterations in a Venezuela national representative sample. The EVESCAM study.

Juan P. González-Rivas, Jeffrey I. Mechanick, Rocio Iglesias-Fortes, Diana De Oliveira-Gomes3, Jesús Silva, José Valencia, Estherbany Figueroa, Maritza Duran, Eunice Ugel, María M. Infante-García, María Inés Marulanda, Ramfis Nieto-Martínez.
Arch Cardiol Mex 2020 Dec 23. doi: 0.24875/ACM.20000165.

 

Dietary intake and cardiometabolic risk factors among Venezuelan adults: a nationally representative analysis.

Dina Goodman, Juan P. González-Rivas, Lindsay M. Jaacks, Maritza Duran, María Inés Marulanda, Eunice Ugel, Josiemer Mattei, Jorge E. Chavarro & Ramfis Nieto-Martinez.
BMC Nutr 6, 61 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40795-020-00362-7

 

Associations between high triglycerides and arterial stiffness in a population-based sample: Kardiovize Brno 2030 study.

Iuliia Pavlovska, Sarka Kunzova, Juraj Jakubik, Jana Hruskova, Maria Skladana, Irma Magaly Rivas-Serna, Jose R. Medina-Inojosa, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Robert Vysoky, Yonas E. Geda, Gorazd B. Stokin, Juan P. González-Rivas.
Lipids in Health and Disease (2020) 19:170. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12944-020-01345-0

 

Cardiovascular Health in a National Sample of Venezuelan Subjects Assessed According to the AHA Score.

González-Rivas Juan Pablo, Mechanick JI, Ugel E, Marulanda MI, Duran M, Nieto-Martínez R.
Glob Heart. 2019 Sep;14(3):285-293. doi: 10.1016/j.gheart.2019.06.006.

 

Re-Classifying Hypertension in the Venezuelan EVESCAM Database Using 2017 AHA/ACC Criteria: High Prevalence, Poor Control, and Urgent Call for Action.

Juan González-Rivas, Jeffrey Mechanick, Maritza Duran, Eunice Ugel, María Marulanda and Ramfis Nieto-Martínez.
Annals of Global Health. 2019; 85(1): X, 1–8. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/aogh.2346.

 

External validation of the Finnish diabetes risk score in Venezuela using a national sample: The EVESCAM.

Nieto-Martínez R, González-Rivas JP, Ugel E, Marulanda MI, Durán M, Mechanick JI, Aschner P.
Prim Care Diabetes. 2019 pii: S1751-9918 (18) 30334 – 6. doi:10.1016/j.pcd.2019.04.006.

 

Diabetes and depression were not associated in Venezuelan adults: The EVESCAM study, a national cross-sectional sample.

Juan Pablo González-Rivas, William Polonsky, María María Infante-García, Maritza Durana, Eunice Ugela, María Ines Marulandaa, Jeffrey I. Mechanick, Ramfis Nieto-Martínez. Prim Care Diabetes. 2019 Feb 25. pii: S1751-9918(18)30327-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2019.01.005.

 

Application Of The AACE/ACE Advanced Framework For The Diagnosis Of Obesity And Cardiometabolic Disease Staging In A General Population From 3 Regions Of Venezuela: The VEMSOLS Study Results.

Ramfis Nieto-Martínez; Juan P. González-Rivas; Eunice Ugel; Imperia Brajkovich; Alejandro Risquez; W. Timothy Garvey; Jeffrey I. Mechanick.
Endocr Pract. 2018;24 (No. 1).

 

Prevalence of diabetes in three regions of Venezuela. The VEMSOLS study results

Ramfis Nieto-Martínez, Jeffrey I. Mechanick, Imperia Brajkoviche, Eunice Ugel, Alejandro Risquez, Hermes Florez, Juan Pablo González-Rivas.
Prim Care Diabetes. 2018 Apr;12(2):126-132.

 

Chimó, a Smokeless Tobacco Preparation Increased the Risk of Diabetes.

Juan P. González-Rivas, Ramfis Nieto-Martínez, Raúl García Santiago, Jeffrey Mechanick
Invest Clin 58(3): 107 – 118, 2017.

 

Chimó, a Smokeless Tobacco Preparation Reduced the Frequency of Hypertension in Diabetic Patients.

Juan P. González-Rivas. Raúl García Santiago, Jeffrey Mechanick, Ramfis Nieto-Martínez.
International Journal of Cardiovascular Sciences. 2017; 30(5):373-379

Reviews and Book Chapters

Roles for community health workers in diabetes prevention and management in low- and middle-income countries.

Masih A. Babagoli, Ramfis Nieto-Martínez, Juan P. González-Rivas, Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, Jeffrey I. Mechanick.
Cad. Saúde Pública 2021; 37(10):e00287120. doi: 10.1590/0102-311X00287120

Cardiometabolic Risk: New Chronic Care Models.

Ramfis Nieto-Martínez, Juan P. González-Rivas, Jeffrey I. Mechanick.
JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2021 Sep 14.

Impact of the complex humanitarian crisis on the epidemiology of the cardiometabolic risk factors in Venezuela.

Juan P. González-Rivas, Jeffrey I. Mechanick, Carlos Ponte, Diana de Oliveira-Gomes, Rocio Iglesias-Fortes, Livia Machado, Maritza Duran, Maria Inés Marulanda, Ramfis Nieto-Martínez.
Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arteri.2021.04.002

Dysglycemia and Abnormal Adiposity Drivers of Cardiometabolic-Based Chronic Disease in the Czech Population: Biological, Behavioral, and Cultural/Social Determinants of Health.

Iuliia Pavlovska, Anna Polcrova, Jeffrey I. Mechanick, Jan Brož, Maria M. Infante-Garcia, Ramfis Nieto-Martínez, Geraldo A. Maranhao Neto, Sarka Kunzova, Maria Skladana, Jan S. Novotny, Hynek Pikhart, Jana Urbanová, Gorazd B. Stokin, Jose R. Medina-Inojosa, Robert Vysoky, Juan P. González-Rivas. Nutrients 2021, 13, 2338. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13072338

Survey of International Centers that Incorporate Lifestyle Medicine. In: Mechanick J., Kushner R. (eds) Creating a Lifestyle Medicine Center

Nieto-Martínez R., González-Rivas J.P., Mechanick J.I.
(2020). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48088-2_30

Transcultural Lifestyle Medicine. In: Mechanick J., Kushner R. (eds) Creating a Lifestyle Medicine Center.

Nieto-Martínez R., González-Rivas J.P.
(2020) Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48088-2_19

Transculturalizing Diabetes Prevention in Latin America.

Ramfis Nieto-Martínez, Juan P. González-Rivas, Pablo Aschner, Noël C. Barengo, Jeffrey I. Mechanick. \Annals of Global Health 83 (3-4) 432 – 443, 2017.

Transcultural Endocrinology: Adapting Type-2 Diabetes Guidelines on a Global Scale.

Ramfis Nieto-Martínez, Juan P González-Rivas, Hermes Florez and Jeffrey I. Mechanick.
Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 45 (2016) 967–1009

Diabetes Care in Venezuela.

Nieto-Martínez R, Juan P González-Rivas, Lima-Martínez M, Stepenka V, Rísquez A, Mechanick JI.  Annals of Global Health. 2015;81(6):776-91.

Transcultural Nutrition Diabetes Algorithm (tDNA): Venezuelan Application.
Nieto- Martínez, R.; Hamdy, O.; Marante, D.; Marulanda, M.I.; Marchetti, A.; Hegazi, R.A.; Mechanick, J. I.
Nutrients 2014, 6, 1333-1363. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24699193