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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655169/hospital-at-home-integrated-care-programme-for-the-management-of-disabling-health-crises-in-older-patients-comparison-with-bed-based-intermediate-care
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Miquel À Mas, Marco Inzitari, Sergi Sabaté, Sebastià J Santaeugènia, Ramón Miralles
Objective: to analyse the clinical impact of a home-based Intermediate Care model in the Catalan health system, comparing it with usual bed-based care. Design: quasi-experimental longitudinal study. Setting: hospital Municipal de Badalona and El Carme Intermediate Care Hospital, Badalona, Catalonia, Spain. Participants: we included older patients with medical and orthopaedic disabling health crises in need of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) and rehabilitation...
June 24, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633157/epidemiology-practice-of-ventilation-and-outcome-for-patients-at-increased-risk-of-postoperative-pulmonary-complications-an-observational-study-in-29-countries
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BACKGROUND: Limited information exists about the epidemiology and outcome of surgical patients at increased risk of postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs), and how intraoperative ventilation was managed in these patients. OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of surgical patients at increased risk of PPCs, and to compare the intraoperative ventilation management and postoperative outcomes with patients at low risk of PPCs. DESIGN: This was a prospective international 1-week observational study using the 'Assess Respiratory Risk in Surgical Patients in Catalonia risk score' (ARISCAT score) for PPC for risk stratification...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633112/perfluorinated-alkyl-substances-in-spanish-adults-geographical-distribution-and-determinants-of-exposure
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Mónica Bartolomé, Alejandrina Gallego-Picó, Francisco Cutanda, Olga Huetos, Marta Esteban, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Argelia Castaño
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are widely found in humans and the environment. Their persistence, bioaccumulation and toxicity make them a source of increasing public health concern. In this study, we analyzed the concentrations and geographical distribution of six PFAS in the serum of 755 Spanish adults aged 18-65. The geometric mean concentrations (and P95 values) for PFOS (perfluoroctane sulfonate), PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), PFHxS (perfluorohexane sulfonate), PFNA (perfluorononanoic acid) and PFDA (perfluorodecanoic acid) were 7...
June 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630427/insulin-use-and-excess-fracture-risk-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-propensity-matched-cohort-analysis
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Eladio Losada-Grande, Samuel Hawley, Berta Soldevila, Daniel Martinez-Laguna, Xavier Nogues, Adolfo Diez-Perez, Manel Puig-Domingo, Dídac Mauricio, Daniel Prieto-Alhambra
Despite normal to high bone mineral density, patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) have an increased fracture risk. T2DM medications could partially account for this excess risk. The aim of this study was to assess the association between insulin use and bone fracture risk in T2DM patients. A population-based matched cohort study based on a primary care records database validated for research use (Catalonia, Spain) was performed. Propensity score (PS) for insulin use was calculated using logistic regression including predefined predictors of fractures...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625339/non-invasive-ventilation-in-emergency-departments-in-public-hospitals-in-catalonia-the-venur-cat-study
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J Jacob, J Zorrilla, E Gené, G Alonso, P Rimbau, F Casarramona, C Netto, P Sánchez, R Hernández, X Escalada, Ò Miró
OBJECTIVES: To know the implementation and characteristics of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in the Emergency Departments (EDs) of public hospitals in Catalonia (Spain) and analyze possible differences based on the typology, degree of activity and the availability of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the hospital. DESIGN: A non-interventional, descriptive study was carried out, using a structured questionnaire divided into 3sections: 1) professional experience and training; 2) devices used; and 3) clinical scenarios and the use of NIV...
June 15, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609920/-i-prionotropis-i-i-ancosae-i-a-new-species-of-thrinchinae-orthoptera-pamphagidae-from-the-northeast-of-the-iberian-peninsula
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Josep Maria Olmo-Vidal
A new species of the genus Prionotropis Fieber, 1853 is described from Catalonia (Northeast of the Iberian Peninsula). Prionotropis ancosae n. sp. was collected in a calcicolous stepic scrub dominated mainly by thyme (Thymus vulgaris). P. ancosae n. sp. is characterized by the following characters: the pronotum in dorsal view narrow and in lateral view with the principal transverse sulcus between prozona and metazona clearly incised; mesosternal lobes equal width than long and width than mesosternal interspace; tegmina extend at most to the end of second abdominal segment in the females and the end of abdomen in the males; inside hind femora at the base to the middle part and inside hind tibiae blue; and phallic complex with the penis valves long...
April 28, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606902/prevalence-clinical-features-and-risk-assessment-of-pre-diabetes-in-spain-the-prospective-mollerussa-cohort-study
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María Belén Vilanova, Mireia Falguera, Josep Ramon Marsal, Esther Rubinat, Núria Alcubierre, Esmeralda Catelblanco, Minerva Granado-Casas, Neus Miró, Àngels Molló, Manel Mata-Cases, Josep Franch-Nadal, Didac Mauricio
PURPOSE: The Mollerussa prospective cohort was created to study pre-diabetes in a population-based sample from the primary care setting in the semirural area of Pla d'Urgell in Catalonia (Spain). The aims of the study were to assess the prevalence of pre-diabetes in our population, the likelihood to develop overt diabetes over time and to identify risk factors associated with the progression of the condition. PARTICIPANTS: The cohort includes 594 subjects randomly selected between March 2011 and July 2014 from our primary care population, who were older than 25 years, consented to participate and did not have a recorded diagnosis of diabetes...
June 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597945/specific-psychosocial-exposures-for-workers-mental-health-a-population-based-study
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Albert Navarro, Mireia Utzet, Sergio Salas, Clara Llorens, Emilia Molinero-Ruiz, Salvador Moncada
BACKGROUND: In order to plan interventions it is important to obtain evidence on the relation between a health outcome and specific exposures. However, there are few studies that identify the effect of specific psychosocial work exposures on poor mental health. This is the aim of this study. METHODS: Population-based cross-sectional study in Catalonia. We estimated prevalence ratios (PR) of minor psychiatric disorder associated with several psychosocial work exposures...
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595494/a-psychopathological-comparison-between-delusional-disorder-and-schizophrenia
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José Eduardo Muñoz-Negro, Inmaculada Ibáñez-Casas, Enrique de Portugal, Vanessa Lozano-Gutiérrez, Rafael Martínez-Leal, Jorge A Cervilla
OBJECTIVE: To contribute to a better differential clinical categorisation of delusional disorder (DD) versus schizophrenia (SZ) and to add and complete evidence from previous clinical studies of DD compared to schizophrenia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study using a clinical sample of 275 patients (132 patients with DD) was studied. Patients were consecutively attending public clinics located in urban and rural areas in both Andalusia and Catalonia (Spain). All participants met DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for either DD or SZ...
January 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583698/has-the-quality-of-health-care-for-the-immigrant-population-changed-during-the-economic-crisis-in-catalonia-spain-opinions-of-health-professionals-and-immigrant-users
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Victoria Porthé, Ingrid Vargas, Elena Ronda, Davide Malmusi, Lola Bosch, M Luisa Vázquez
OBJECTIVE: To analyse changes in health professionals' and immigrant users' perceptions of the quality of care provided to the immigrant population during the crisis. METHODS: A qualitative descriptive-interpretative and exploratory study was conducted in two areas of Catalonia. Semi-structured individual interviews were used with a theoretical sample of medical (n=24) and administrative (n=10) professionals in primary care (PC) and secondary care (SC), and immigrant users (n=20)...
June 2, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574595/influence-of-hospital-type-on-outcomes-of-individuals-aged-80-and-older-with-stroke-treated-using-intravenous-thrombolysis
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Francisco Purroy, Ana Vena, David Cánovas, Pere Cardona, Dolores Cocho, Elisa Cuadrado-Godia, Angel Chamorro, Antonio Dávalos, Moisés Garcés, Meritxell Gomis, Jerzy Krupinski, Ernest Palomeras, Marc Ribó, Jaume Roquer, Marta Rubiera, Jordi Sanahuja, Júlia Saura, Joaquín Serena, Xavier Ustrell, Martha Vargas, Ikram Benabdelhak, Sonia Abilleira, Miquel Gallofré
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to confirm the safety and effectiveness of using intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) with individuals aged 80 and older in routine practice in different hospital settings. DESIGN: Observasional registry. SETTING: Prospective multicenter population-based registry of acute stroke patients treated with reperfusion therapies in Catalonia, Spain (Sistema Online d'Informació de l'Ictus Agut). PARTICIPANTS: Individuals treated only with IVT (N = 3,231; 1,189 (36...
June 2, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562725/-the-individual-and-the-state-as-agents-responsible-for-the-production-of-healthy-societies-a-thematic-analysis-from-the-perspective-of-health-professionals-in-catalonia-spain
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Valeria Santoro Lamelas
This article aims to analyze the meanings upon which health promotion intervention practices are based, and the consequences of these meanings in the identification of responsibilities in health. The passage of Catalonia's Public Health Law 18/2009 facilitated the development of the Demonstrative Project of the Public Health Agency, in the framework of which fieldwork for the Plan for Health Education and Promotion in Children and Adolescents in La Garrotxa (region of Catalonia) was carried out. In this way, 20 interviews with key informants were conducted...
January 2017: Salud Colectiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559855/a-longitudinal-study-on-attention-development-in-primary-school-children-with-and-without-teacher-reported-symptoms-of-adhd
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Elisabet Suades-González, Joan Forns, Raquel García-Esteban, Mónica López-Vicente, Mikel Esnaola, Mar Álvarez-Pedrerol, Jordi Julvez, Alejandro Cáceres, Xavier Basagaña, Anna López-Sala, Jordi Sunyer
Background: Prospective longitudinal studies are essential in characterizing cognitive trajectories, yet few of them have been reported on the development of attention processes in children. We aimed to explore attention development in normal children and children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in a repeated measures design using the attention network test (ANT). Methods: The population sample included 2,835 children (49.6% girls) aged 7-11 years from 39 schools in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) who performed the ANT four times from January 2012 to March 2013...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545089/the-dynamic-behaviour-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-components-in-an-eight-year-population-based-cohort-from-the-mediterranean
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Maria A Barceló, Antonio Rodríguez-Poncelas, Marc Saez, Gabriel Coll-de-Tuero
BACKGROUND: The significant rise in the prevalence of obesity coincides with the considerable increase in the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) currently being observed worldwide. The components of MS are not static and their dynamics, such as the order of their occurrence, or the time of exposure to them are, as yet, unknown but could well be clinically relevant. Our objective was to study the dynamic behaviour of MS and its components in a large population-based cohort from a Mediterranean region...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529099/the-value-of-comparative-research-in-major-day-surgery
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Alba Llop-Gironés, Montse Vergara-Duarte, Josep Anton Sánchez, Gemma Tarafa, Joan Benach
OBJECTIVE: To measure time trends in major day surgery rates according to hospital ownership and other hospital characteristics among the providers of the public healthcare network of Catalonia, Spain. METHOD: Data from the Statistics of Health Establishments providing Inpatient Care. A generalized linear mixed model with Gaussian response and random intercept and random slopes. RESULTS: The greatest growth in the rate of major day surgery was observed among private for-profit hospitals: 42...
May 19, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527596/pharmacological-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease-in-the-population-of-catalonia
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Mercè Obach, Pilar Lopez, Arantxa Catalan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516818/the-changing-epidemiology-of-spinal-tuberculosis-the-influence-of-international-immigration-in-catalonia-1993-2014
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M Peghin, D Rodriguez-Pardo, A Sanchez-Montalva, F Pellisé, A Rivas, T Tortola, J Aguilar, B Almirante, C Pigrau
The overall incidence of spinal tuberculosis (TB) appears to be stable or declining in most European countries, but with an increasing proportion of cases in the foreign-born populations. We performed a retrospective observational study (1993-2014), including all cases of spinal TB diagnosed at a Barcelona hospital to assess the epidemiological changes. Fifty-four episodes (48·1% males, median age 52 years) of spinal TB were diagnosed. The percentage of foreign-born residents with spinal TB increased from 14% to 45·2% in the last 10 years (P = 0·017)...
May 18, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504815/the-arago-laboratory-of-banyuls-and-some-of-its-academicians
#18
Marie-Odile Soyer-Gobillard
Since its founding in 1881 by Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers (1821-1901), the Arago Laboratory of Banyuls has been one of the three marine stations of the University Pierre and Marie Curie-Paris 6. It is located in Banyuls (Banyuls-sur-Mer) in Northern Catalonia. The center hosts researchers and students from all over the world. Some became famous, including four Nobel Prize winners: André Lwoff (1965), Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (1991), Albert Fert (2007) and Jules Hoffmann (2011). This article focuses on five scientists closely related to the center...
December 2016: International Microbiology: the Official Journal of the Spanish Society for Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489846/-gastrointestinal-bleeding-and-acute-hepatic-failure-by-leptospirosis-an-entity-that-should-not-be-forgotten
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Carlos Alventosa Mateu, Lydia Plana Campos, Laura Larrey Ruíz, Raquel Acedo Mayordomo, Laura Sanchís Artero, Laura Peño Muñoz, Paola Concepción Núñez Martínez, Génesis Aurora Castillo López, Mercedes Latorre Sánchez, Juan José Urquijo Ponce, Moisés Diago Madrid, Javier Sempere García-Argüelles
Leptospirosis disease is caused by the spirochete Leptospira. It is a worldwide distribution zoonosis, with predominance in the tropics. In Spain, it is not frequent but some cases have been noticed especially in humid areas surrounded by rivers, lakes or ponds, such as Catalonia, Andalucia or the Valencian Community. It is transmitted by a variety of animals such as cows or rats, that are infected either by direct contact with these animals or their urine, or indirectly by consuming or being in contact with water contaminated by their urine...
January 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478747/creation-of-a-virtual-antidotes-network-between-pharmacy-departments-of-catalan-hospitals
#20
Raquel Aguilar-Salmerón, Edurne Fernández de Gamarra-Martínez, Milagros García-Peláez, Antoni Broto-Sumalla, Lidia Martínez-Sánchez, Santiago Nogué-Xarau
Objetive: To design a virtual antidote network between hospitals that could help to locate on-line those hospitals that stocked those antidotes with the highest difficulty in terms of availability, and ensured that the medication was loaned in case of necessity. METHODS: The application was developed by four hospital pharmacists and two clinical toxicologists with the support of a Healthcare Informatics Consultant Company. RESULTS: The antidotes network in Catalonia, Spain, was launched in July 2015...
May 1, 2017: Farmacia Hospitalaria
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