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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086765/health-related-quality-of-life-hrqol-and-its-associated-factors-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-t1dm
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Marta Murillo, Joan Bel, Jacobo Pérez, Raquel Corripio, Gemma Carreras, Xavier Herrero, Josep-Maria Mengibar, Dolors Rodriguez-Arjona, Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer, Hein Raat, Luis Rajmil
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to describe the baseline health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a cohort of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), and analyze its associated clinical and sociodemographic factors, assessing HRQOL through internet. METHODS: This was a descriptive study of 136 patients with T1DM from 5 hospitals in Catalonia, Spain (72 girls, mean age 13.4 years (range 8-19). Inclusion criteria were more than 6 months from diagnosis, more than 8 years old and without cognitive problems...
January 13, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074365/determination-of-cytostatic-drugs-in-bes%C3%A3-s-river-ne-spain-and-comparison-with-predicted-environmental-concentrations
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Helena Franquet-Griell, Deborah Cornadó, Josep Caixach, Francesc Ventura, Silvia Lacorte
The number of cytostatic drugs used in cancer treatments is wide and increases every year; therefore, tools have been developed to predict their concentration in the environment to prioritize those for monitoring studies. In the present study, the predicted environmental concentrations (PECs) were calculated according to consumption data in Catalonia (NE Spain) for 2014. According to PECs and to the most widely reported compounds, 19 cytostatics were monitored in two sampling campaigns performed along the Besòs River...
January 10, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054507/determination-of-polyphenols-in-white-wines-by-liquid-chromatography-application-to-the-characterization-of-alella-catalonia-spain-wines-using-chemometric-methods
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Alexander Larrauri, Oscar Núñez, Santiago Hernández-Cassou, Javier Saurina
The determination of polyphenols in wines is of great interest in the field of food analysis due to health and organoleptic implications. In addition, the applicability of polyphenols as food descriptors to be used for characterization, classification, and authentication purposes is gaining popularity. In this work, a simple and reliable method based on HPLC separation in reversed-phase mode with UV-Vis detection was developed and applied to determine polyphenolic compounds in white wines. The chromatographic separation was performed using a C18 column under a methanol elution gradient and assessed by an experimental design approach...
January 5, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034683/predictors-of-late-reperfusion-in-stemi-patients-undergoing-primary-angioplasty-impact-of-the-place-of-first-medical-contact
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Antoni Carol Ruiz, Josep Masip Utset, Albert Ariza Solé
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The benefit of primary angioplasty may be reduced if there are delays to reperfusion. Identification of the variables associated with these delays could improve health care. METHODS: Analysis of the Codi Infart registry of Catalonia and of the time to angioplasty depending on the place of first medical contact. RESULTS: In 3832 patients analyzed, first medical contact took place in primary care centers in 18% and in hospitals without a catheterization laboratory in 37%...
December 26, 2016: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029089/perception-of-measures-for-dealing-with-ebola-disease-in-primary-care
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Carme Roca Saumell, Anna Aguilar Margalejo, Silvia Barro Lugo, Dolors Sànchez Collado
BACKGROUND: An epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) occurred in West Africa in 2014. In Catalonia, primary care is the first level of healthcare so it has a key role in the detection and initial management of possible cases of EVD and in identifying contacts. AIM: This study aimed to find out how the staff of primary care centers perceived the measures for dealing with EVD. METHOD: An online questionnaire was distributed to all primary care workers in Catalonia during the period February-March 2015...
December 28, 2016: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027005/serological-survey-of-hepatitis-b-immunity-in-healthcare-workers-in-catalonia-spain
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A Domínguez, L Urbiztondo, J M Bayas, E Borrás, S Broner, M Campins, J Costa, M Esteve
Healthcare workers (HCW) are exposed to preventable infectious diseases, notably hepatitis B (HB). The aim of this study was to determine the immunity of HCW against hepatitis B. We made a seroprevalence study using a self-administered survey and obtained blood samples. Antibodies against the HB surface antigen (anti-HBs) and against the HB core antigen (anti-HBc) were studied. The odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated. The adjusted OR were calculated using logistic regression. Of the 644 HCW who participated (29...
December 27, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006745/structural-social-capital-and-local-level-forest-governance-do-they-inter-relate-a-mushroom-permit-case-in-catalonia
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Elena Gorriz-Mifsud, Laura Secco, Riccardo Da Re, Elena Pisani, José Antonio Bonet
In diffuse forest uses, like non-timber forest products' harvesting, the behavioural alignment of pickers is crucial for avoiding a "tragedy of the commons". Moreover, the introduction of policy tools such as a harvest permit system may help in keeping the activity under control. Besides the official enforcement, pickers' engagement may also derive from the perceived legitimate decision of forest managers and the community pressure to behave according to the shared values. Framed within the social capital theory, this paper examines three types of relations of rural communities in a protected area in Catalonia (Spain) where a system of mushroom picking permits was recently introduced...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996955/component-resolved-diagnosis-impact-on-indications-for-therapy-in-patients-with-respiratory-allergy-and-sensitization-to-multiple-pollens-in-catalonia-spain
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N Depreux, E Quilez, A Roger, M Basagaña
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986409/validity-study-of-catalan-galician-and-basque-language-versions-of-the-copd-assessment-test-and-equivalence-with-the-spanish-version
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Alvar Agustí, Alberto Fernández-Villar, Alberto Capelastegui, Manuel García-Losa, Beatriz Velasco, Guadalupe Sánchez
OBJECTIVES: To assess the linguistic equivalence of the COPD Assessment Test versions in Catalan (CAT-C), Galician (CAT-G) and Basque (CAT-V) with the validated Spanish version (CAT) in COPD patients able to use both official languages. METHODS: Study performed in primary care centers in Catalonia, Galicia and the Basque Country. Half of the patients completed the questionnaire in their local language followed by the CAT in Spanish, while the other half did so in reverse order...
December 13, 2016: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986313/are-we-preventing-flood-damage-eco-efficiently-an-integrated-method-applied-to-post-disaster-emergency-actions
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Anna Petit-Boix, Ana Arahuetes, Alejandro Josa, Joan Rieradevall, Xavier Gabarrell
Flood damage results in economic and environmental losses in the society, but flood prevention also entails an initial investment in infrastructure. This study presents an integrated eco-efficiency approach for assessing flood prevention and avoided damage. We focused on ephemeral streams in the Maresme region (Catalonia, Spain), which is an urbanized area affected by damaging torrential events. Our goal was to determine the feasibility of post-disaster emergency actions implemented after a major event through an integrated hydrologic, environmental and economic approach...
December 13, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27971872/cost-analysis-of-the-molecular-screening-and-genetic-diagnosis-of-lynch-syndrome-in-catalonia-spain
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J Corral, M Pineda, C Jiménez, S González, M Navarro, J Brunet, C Lázaro, G Capellà
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27971068/managing-effective-access-to-biosimilars-in-search-of-an-optimal-framework-for-catalonia
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A Gilabert-Perramon, A Prat, A Gil, E Gimenez, S Merino-Montero, X Badia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27970454/ht5-development-of-a-multi-criteria-decision-analysis-mcda-framework-for-health-care-decision-making-in-catalonia-spain-pilot-study-focused-in-orphan-drugs
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A Gilabert-Perramon, J Torrent-Farnell, A Catalan, A Prat, M Fontanet, R Puig-Peiró, S Merino-Montero, H Khoury, M M Goetghebeur, X Badia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925847/effectiveness-of-hepatitis-a-vaccination-as-post-exposure-prophylaxis
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Ignasi Parrón, Caritat Planas, Pere Godoy, Sandra Manzanares-Laya, Ana Martínez, Maria Rosa Sala, Sofia Minguell, Nuria Torner, Mireia Jané, Angela Domínguez
Hepatitis A (HA) has been a vaccine-preventable disease since 1995. In Catalonia, a universal combined hepatitis A+B vaccination program of preadolescents was initiated at the end of 1998. However, outbreaks are reported each year and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) with hepatitis A virus (HAV) vaccine or immunoglobulin (IG) is recommended to avoid cases. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of HAV vaccine and IG in preventing hepatitis A cases in susceptible exposed people. A retrospective cohort study of contacts of HA cases involved in outbreaks reported in Catalonia between January 2006 and December 2012 was made...
December 7, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922536/traffic-related-air-pollution-and-attention-in-primary-school-children-short-term-association
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Jordi Sunyer, Elisabet Suades-González, Raquel García-Esteban, Ioar Rivas, Jesús Pujol, Mar Alvarez-Pedrerol, Joan Forns, Xavier Querol, Xavier Basagaña
BACKGROUND: Although air pollution's short-term effects are well understood to be marked and preventable, its acute neuropsychological effects have, to our knowledge, not yet been studied. We aim to examine the association between daily variation in traffic-related air pollution and attention. METHODS: We conducted a follow-up study from January 2012 to March 2013 in 2,687 school children from 265 classrooms in 39 schools in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). We assessed four domains of children's attention processes every 3 months over four repeated visits providing a total of 10,002 computerized tests on 177 different days using the child Attention Network test (ANT)...
November 29, 2016: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918260/factors-influencing-the-spread-of-pertussis-in-households-a-prospective-study-catalonia-and-navarre-spain-2012-to-2013
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Pere Godoy, Manuel García-Cenoz, Diana Toledo, Glòria Carmona, Joan A Caylà, Miquel Alsedà, Josep Àlvarez, Irene Barrabeig, Neus Camps, Pere Plans, María Company, Jesús Castilla, Maria-Rosa Sala-Farré, Carmen Muñoz-Almagro, Cristina Rius, Àngela Domínguez
We aimed to investigate transmission rates of pertussis in household contacts of cases and factors associated with transmission. A prospective epidemiological study was conducted in 2012 and 2013 to determine the incidence of pertussis among household contacts of reported cases in Catalonia and Navarre, Spain. An epidemiological survey was completed for each case and contact, who were followed for 28 days to determine the source of infection (primary case) and detect the occurrence of secondary cases. Odds ratios (ORs) were used to estimate the effectiveness of vaccination and chemoprophylaxis in preventing new cases, using the formula (1 - OR) × 100...
November 10, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916532/primary-total-hip-arthroplasty-in-catalonia-what-is-the-clinical-evidence-that-supports-our-prosthesis
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D Chaverri-Fierro, L Lobo-Escolar, M Espallargues, O Martínez-Cruz, L Domingo, M Pons-Cabrafiga
INTRODUCTION: The implementation of National Prostheses Registries allows us to obtain a large amount of data and make conclusions in order to improve the use of them. Sweden was the first country to implement a National Prostheses Registry in 1979. Catalonia has been doing this since 2005. The aim of our study is to analyse the evidence that supports primary total hip replacement in Catalonia in the last 9 years, based on the Arthroplasty Registry of Catalonia (RACat). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A review of the literature was carried out of the prosthesis (acetabular cups/stems) reported in the RACat between the period 2005 to 2013 in the following databases: ODEP (Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel), TRIP database, PubMed, and Google Scholar...
December 1, 2016: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914671/current-practice-in-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-an-epidemiological-multicenter-study
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T M Tomasa Irriguible, J Sabater Riera, E Poch López de Briñas, J Fort Ros, M J Lloret Cora, J Roca Antònio, A Navas Pérez, P Ortiz Ballujera, L Servià Goixart, F J González de Molina Ortiz, C Rovira Anglès, M Rodríguez López, A Roglan Piqueras
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to ascertain the most relevant aspects of the current management of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in critically ill patients, and to analyze renal function recovery and mortality in patients undergoing RRT. METHODS: A non-interventional three-month observational study was made in 2012, with a follow-up period of 90 days, in 21 centers in Catalonia (Spain). Demographic information, severity scores and clinical data were obtained, as well as RRT parameters...
November 30, 2016: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894267/prevalence-of-colonization-by-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-st398-in-pigs-and-pig-farm-workers-in-an-area-of-catalonia-spain
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Esteban Reynaga, Marian Navarro, Anna Vilamala, Pere Roure, Manuel Quintana, Marian Garcia-Nuñez, Raül Figueras, Carmen Torres, Gianni Lucchetti, Miquel Sabrià
BACKGROUND: A livestock-associated clonal lineage (ST398) of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been identified causing colonization or infection in farm workers. The aim of the study was to analyze the prevalence of MRSA-ST398 colonization in pigs and in pig farmers in an area with a high pig population (Osona, Barcelona province, Catalonia, Spain). METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional prevalence study in Osona (Catalonia, Spain), from June 2014 to June 2015...
November 28, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888988/prevalence-and-incidence-of-bronchiectasis-in-catalonia-spain-a-population-based-study
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Mònica Monteagudo, Teresa Rodríguez-Blanco, Miriam Barrecheguren, Pere Simonet, Marc Miravitlles
BACKGROUND: Insufficient epidemiological data are available on bronchiectasis in southern European populations. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and incidence of bronchiectasis in Catalonia, Spain and describe the characteristics of patients with an active diagnosis of bronchiectasis in 2012. METHODS: This study used data from a population database containing information from 5.8 million people (80% of the population of Catalonia). Patients with bronchiectasis were identified using International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th revision (ICD-10) codes, and information on clinical characteristics and treatment was extracted...
December 2016: Respiratory Medicine
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