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    • Arsenic exposure and its impact on health in Chile 

      Ferreccio, Catterina; Sancha Fernández, Ana María (I C D D R B-CENTRE HEALTH POPULATION RESEARCH, 2006-06)
      The problem of arsenic in Chile was reviewed. In Chile, the population is exposed to arsenic naturally via drinking-water and by air pollution resulted from mining activities. The sources of arsenic were identified to ...
    • Autophagy and oxidative stress in non-communicable diseases: A matter of the inflammatory state? 

      Peña Oyarzún, Daniel; Bravo Sagua, Roberto; Díaz Vega, Alexis; Aleman, Larissa; Chiong Lay, Mario; Garcia, Lorena; Bambs, Claudia; Troncoso, Rodrigo; Cifuentes, Mariana; Morselli, Eugenia; Ferreccio, Catterina; Quest, Andrew F. G.; Criollo Céspedes, Alfredo; Lavandero González, Sergio (Elsevier Inc., 2018)
      © 2018 Elsevier Inc. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases, are long-lasting conditions that affect millions of people around the world. Different factors contribute to their genesis and progression; ...
    • Case-control study of risk factors for meningococcal disease in Chile 

      Olea, Andrea; Matute, Isabel; González, Claudia; Delgado, Iris; Poffald, Lucy; Pedroni, Elena; Alfaro Morgado, Tania; Hirmas, Macarena; Nájera, Manuel; Gormaz, Ana; López, Darío; Loayza, Sergio; Ferreccio, Catterina; Gallegos, Doris; Fuentes, Rodrigo; Vial, Pablo; Aguilera, Ximena (Centers Disease Control, 2017)
      An outbreak of meningococcal disease with a case-fatality rate of 30% and caused by predominantly serogroup W of Neisseria meningitidis began in Chile in 2012. This outbreak required a case-control study to assess determinants ...
    • Case−control study of risk factors for meningococcal disease in Chile 

      Olea, Andrea; Matute, Isabel; Arenas González, Claudia; Delgado, Iris; Poffald, Lucy; Pedroni, Elena; Alfaro, Tania; Hirmas, Macarena; Nájera, Manuel; Gormaz, Ana; López, Darío; Loayza, Sergio; Ferreccio, Catterina; Gallegos, Doris; Fuentes, Rodrigo; Vial, Pablo; Aguilera, Xime (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2017)
      © 2017, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All rights reserved. An outbreak of meningococcal disease with a case-fatality rate of 30% and caused by predominantly serogroup W of Neisseria meningitidis began ...
    • Editorial commentary: Cardiometabolic diseases and gut microbiota–removing the veil 

      Riquelme, Jaime A.; Ferreccio, Catterina; Lavandero González, Sergio (Elsevier Inc., 2018)
    • Obesity and excess weight in early adulthood and high risks of arsenic-related cancer in later life 

      Steinmaus, Craig; Castriota, Felicia; Ferreccio, Catterina; Smith, Allan H.; Yuan, Yan; Liaw, Jane; Acevedo, Johanna; Pérez, Liliana; Meza, Rodrigo; Calcagno, Sergio; Uauy Dagach-Imbarack, Ricardo; Smith, Martyn T. (Elsevier, 2015)
      Background: Elevated body mass index (BMI) is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and other diseases. Inflammation or oxidative stress induced by high BMI may explain some of these effects. Millions ...
    • Population-based prevalence and age distribution of human papillomavirus among women in Santiago, Chile 

      Ferreccio, Catterina; Prado Buzeta, Rodrigo; Luzoro Vial, Amaranta; Ampuero Llanos, Sandra; Snijders, Peter J. F.; Meijer, Chris J. L. M.; Vaccarella, Salvatore V.; Jara, Alejandro T.; Puschel, Klaus I.; Robles, Sylvia C.; Herrero, Rolando; Franceschi, Silvia F.; Ojeda Fernández, José (AMER ASSOC CANCER RESEARCH, 2004-12)
      More than 18 types of human papillomavirus (HPV) are associated with cervical cancer, the relative importance of the HPV types may vary in different populations. Objective: To investigate the types of HPV, age distribution, ...
    • A snapshot of cancer in Chile: analytical frameworks for developing a cancer policy 

      Jiménez de la Jara, Jorge; Bastías, Gabriel; Ferreccio, Catterina; Moscoso, Cristian; Sagues, Sofía; Cid, Camilo; Bronstein, Eduardo; Herrera, Cristian; Nervi, Bruno; Corvalán, Alejandro; Velásquez, Ethel V.; González, Pamela; Castellón Vera, Enrique; Bustamante, Eva; Oñate, Sergio; McNerney, Eileen; Sullivan, Richard; Owen, Gareth I. (BioMed Central, 2015)
      Introduction: The South American country Chile now boasts a life expectancy of over 80 years. As a consequence, Chile now faces the increasing social and economic burden of cancer and must implement political policy to ...
    • Spermograms of healthy young subjects living in Arica, Chile Análisis de las variables del espermiograma en jóvenes sanos en Arica-Chile 

      Espinoza Navarro, Omar; Sandra Cortés, A.; Monreal, Julio; Ferreccio, Catterina (2010)
      Background: Semen analysis is one of the parameters used to predict male fertility. Semen can be altered by environmental pollutants; therefore it could be used as a biological marker of exposure in contaminated areas. ...
    • Study protocol for the Maule Cohort (MAUCO) of chronic diseases, Chile 2014-2024 

      Ferreccio, Catterina; Roa, Juan Carlos; Bambs, Claudia; Vives, Alejandra; Corvalán, Alejandro H.; Cortés, Sandra; Foerster, Claudia; Acevedo, Johanna; Huidobro, Andrea; Passi, Alvaro; Toro, Pablo; Covacevich, Yerko; Cruz, Rolando de la; Koshiol, Jill; Olivares, Mauricio; Miquel, Juan Francisco; Cruz, Francisco; Silva, Raúl; Quest, Andrew F. G.; Kogan Bocian, Marcelo; Castro, Pablo F.; Lavandero González, Sergio (BioMed Central, 2016)
      Background: Maule Cohort (MAUCO), a Chilean cohort study, seeks to analyze the natural history of chronic diseases in the agricultural county of Molina (40,000 inhabitants) in the Maule Region, Chile. Molina's population ...
    • Subtypes of Native American ancestry and leading causes of death: Mapuche ancestry-specific associations with gallbladder cancer risk in Chile 

      Bermejo, Justo Lorenzo; Boekstegers, Félix; González Silos, Rosa; Marcelain Cubillos, Katherine; Báez Benavides, Pablo; Barahona Ponce, Carol; Mueller, Bettina; Ferreccio, Catterina; Koshiol, Jill; Fischer, Christine; Peil, Barbara; Sinsheimer, Janet; Fuentes Guajardo, Macarena; Barajas Barajas, Olga; González José, Rolando; Bedoya, Gabriel; Bortolini, María Catira; Canizales Quinteros, Samuel; Gallo, Carla; Ruiz Linares, Andrés; Rothhammer Engel, Francisco (Public Library Science, 2017)
      Latin Americans are highly heterogeneous regarding the type of Native American ancestry. Consideration of specific associations with common diseases may lead to substantial advances in unraveling of disease etiology and ...
    • The case for aflatoxins in the causal chain of gallbladder cancer 

      Foerster Guzmán, Claudia; Koshiol, Jill; Guerrero, Ariel R.; Kogan Bocian, Marcelo; Ferreccio, Catterina (Churchill Livingstone, 2016)
      © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.Chronic aflatoxin exposure has long been related to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Recently, its association with gallbladder cancer (GBC) was postulated. Here we present the data supporting this ...