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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820131/norovirus-in-bottled-water-associated-with-gastroenteritis-outbreak-spain-2016
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Albert Blanco, Susana Guix, Noemí Fuster, Cristina Fuentes, Rosa Bartolomé, Thais Cornejo, Rosa Maria Pintó, Albert Bosch
In April 2016, an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness (4,136 cases) occurred in Catalonia, Spain. We detected high levels of norovirus genotypes I and II in office water coolers associated with the outbreak. Infectious viral titer estimates were 33-49 genome copies/L for genotype I and 327-660 genome copies/L for genotype II.
September 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814919/dataset-of-herbarium-specimens-of-threatened-vascular-plants-in-catalonia
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Neus Nualart, Neus Ibáñez, Pere Luque, Joan Pedrol, Lluís Vilar, Roser Guàrdia
This data paper describes a specimens' dataset of the Catalonian threatened vascular plants conserved in five public Catalonian herbaria (BC, BCN, HGI, HBIL and MTTE). Catalonia is an administrative region of Spain that includes large autochthon plants diversity and 199 taxa with IUCN threatened categories (EX, EW, RE, CR, EN and VU). This dataset includes 1,618 records collected from 17(th) century to nowadays. For each specimen, the species name, locality indication, collection date, collector, ecology and revision label are recorded...
2017: PhytoKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810167/intimate-partner-violence-as-a-subject-of-study-during-the-training-of-nurses-and-midwives-in-catalonia-spain-a-qualitative-study
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María Analía Gómez-Fernández, Josefina Goberna-Tricas, Montserrat Payà-Sánchez
While nurses and midwives are in a unique position to identify and help victims of IPV, since they are often their first point of contact in the healthcare system, they need appropriate training. This study sought to examine the presence of IPV-related contents and the depth to which they are addressed in the bachelor's degree in Nursing and in the Midwifery specialisation programme. The study also explored lecturers' motivations for including IPV in their subjects. The methodology employed was qualitative...
August 7, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806663/management-of-breast-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-in-catalonia-spain-results-from-the-grup-oncologic-calal%C3%A3-occit%C3%A3-catalonia-survey-with-9-year-follow-up
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M J Cambra, B Farrús, F Moreno, Ll Anglada, M Arenas, R Ballester, J Casals, M Cusidó, V García, C Gutiérrez, M Mollà, A Pedro, V Reyes, X Sanz
INTRODUCTION: Reliable data on DCIS incidence and management are not available in many countries. The present study describes the management of DCIS in Catalonia, Spain in the year 2005 and compares these findings to data obtained in France. Local recurrence and late toxicity rates from 2005 through the end of 2014 are reported. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Observational survey of patients with pure DCIS (n = 270) diagnosed during 2005. A written questionnaire, the same as used in the French survey, was completed by 14 doctors at 12 cancer centres in Catalonia, Spain...
August 11, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793075/-coordination-between-pharmaceutical-services-for-integrated-pharmacotherapy-the-case-of-catalonia
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Karen Sarmento Costa, Moisés Goldbaum, Rafel Guayta-Escolies, Pilar Modamio, Eduardo Luis Mariño, José Luis Segú Tolsá
Pharmaceutical policies have been considered strategies to contribute to the guarantee of care coordination and clinical integration. This study sought to describe the pharmaceutical services developed at different levels of care in the health network in Catalonia, as well as to identify and analyze the mechanisms and instruments that act as facilitators and/or barriers to the coordination of pharmacotherapy. This is a descriptive study of 12 cases of hospital pharmacy services, primary care and community pharmacies...
August 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792612/problems-and-solutions-for-patients-with-fibromyalgia-building-new-helping-relationships
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Pilar Montesó-Curto, Montserrat García-Martinez, Sara Romaguera, María Luisa Mateu, María Teresa Cubí-Guillén, Lidia Sarrió-Colas, Anna Núria Llàdser, Stephen Bradley, María Luisa Panisello-Chavarria
AIM: To identify the main biological, psychological and sociological problems and potential solutions for patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia by use of Group Problem-Solving Therapy. BACKGROUND: Group Problem-Solving Therapy is a technique for identifying and solving problems, increasing assertiveness, self-esteem and eliminating negative thoughts. DESIGN: Qualitative phenomenological interpretive design: Group Problem-Solving Therapy sessions conducted with patients suffering fibromyalgia were studied; participants recruited via the Rheumatology Department at a general hospital and associations in Catalonia, Spain with sessions conducted in nearby university setting...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781007/critical-care-nursing-interventions-and-the-time-required-for-their-completion-in-intensive-care-units-a-delphi-study
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Xavier Palomar-Aumatell, Mireia Subirana-Casacuberta, Raimon Mila-Villarroel
OBJECTIVE: To determine which interventions within the Nursing Interventions Classification are most often applied in intensive care units and to validate the time required for each. METHODOLOGY: A three-stage e-Delphi was conducted; 21 panelists were recruited, seven manager nurses and 14 clinical nurses with higher degrees and more than five years experience in intensive care nursing. The first round explored the most common interventions applied. Additionally, panelists were asked to propose others...
August 3, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761669/prevalence-of-individual-and-bulk-tank-milk-antibodies-of-bovine-herpesvirus-type-1-and-its-relation-to-milk-quality-parameters-on-dairy-farms-in-catalonia-north-east-spain
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Ramon Armengol, Daniel Villalba, Ester Coma, Lourdes Porquet, Anna Jubert, Carmina Nogareda
Bovine herpesvirus type 1 (BoHV-1) is the causative agent for infectious bovine rhinotracheitis and infectious pustular vulvovaginitis in cows or balanoposthitis in bulls. In this study, individual and bulk tank milk (BTM) samples from 5 Catalan dairy farms with different control strategies against BoHV-1 were analysed during the course of a year for milk quality parameters and glycoprotein E (gE) antibodies. Detection of gE antibodies was carried out with ELISA techniques. Prevalence of BoHV-1 varied between farms, and was stable during the study in individual and BTM samples...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760740/impact-of-initial-medication-non-adherence-on-use-of-healthcare-services-and-sick-leave-a-longitudinal-study-in-a-large-primary-care-cohort-in-spain
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Ignacio Aznar-Lou, Ana Fernández, Montserrat Gil-Girbau, Ramón Sabés-Figuera, Marta Fajó-Pascual, María Teresa Peñarrubia-María, Antoni Serrano-Blanco, Patricia Moreno-Peral, Albert Sánchez-Niubó, Marian March-Pujol, Maria Rubio-Valera
BACKGROUND: Initial medication non-adherence is highly prevalent in primary care but no previous studies have evaluated its impact on the use of healthcare services and/or days on sick leave. AIM: To estimate the impact of initial medication non-adherence on the use of healthcare services, days of sick leave, and costs overall and in specific medication groups. DESIGN AND SETTING: A 3-year longitudinal register-based study of all primary care patients (a cohort of 1...
July 31, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760219/epidemiology-and-clinical-management-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-associated-comorbidities-in-spain-e-management-study
#10
Josep Franch Nadal, Manel Mata Cases, Dídac Mauricio Puente
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is currently the most frequent chronic metabolic disease. In spain, according to the di@bet.es study, its prevalence is 13.8% in the adult population (although it is undiagnosed in 6%). The main risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus is obesity. The severity of type 2 diabetes mellitus is determined not only by the presence of hyperglycaemia, but also by the coexistence of other risk factors such as hypertension or dyslipidaemia, which are often associated with the disease. Its impact on the presence of chronic diabetic complications varies...
November 2016: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756313/differences-in-cardio-ankle-vascular-index-in-a-general-mediterranean-population-depending-on-the-presence-or-absence-of-metabolic-cardiovascular-risk-factors
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Ruth Martí-Lluch, Maria Del Mar Garcia-Gil, Lourdes Camós, Marc Comas-Cufí, Marc Elosua-Bayés, Jordi Blanch, Anna Ponjoan, Lia Alves-Cabratosa, Roberto Elosua, María Grau, Jaume Marrugat, Rafel Ramos
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The main aim of this study is to describe the differences in the cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) in individuals with metabolic cardiovascular risk factors or a previous history of vascular diseases (WCVRF) compared to healthy individuals (free of risk factors and previous history of vascular diseases; FCVRF) in a general Mediterranean population. The secondary aim is to describe the proportion of CAVI≥9 depending on the cardiovascular risk category in both CVRF groups by sex...
July 13, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751110/chronic-arthritis-in-chikungunya-virus-infection
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Lourdes Mateo, Silvia Roure
INTRODUCTION: Chikungunya virus infection causes arthralgia and arthritis in the acute phase of the disease but, in more than half of the cases, musculoskeletal manifestations can be prolonged over time and, in some cases, become chronic. Although polyarthralgia is the most frequent chronic manifestation, forms with polyarthritis, tenosynovitis and enthesopathy are also common. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical characteristics of patients with persistent articular manifestations after infection with the Chikungunya virus...
July 24, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747228/iodine-nutritional-status-of-women-in-their-first-trimester-of-pregnancy-in-catalonia
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Maria Teresa Torres, Lidia Francés, Lluis Vila, Josep María Manresa, Gemma Falguera, Gemma Prieto, Roser Casamitjana, Pere Toran
BACKGROUND: Sufficient iodine intake is needed during pregnancy to ensure proper fetal development. The iodine levels of women in their first trimester of pregnancy in Catalonia are currently unknown. This data would help to determine whether our public health services should establish recommendations or interventions in this line. The aim of this study was to investigate the iodine nutritional status, prevalence of urinary iodine <150 μg/L, and tobacco use in the first trimester of pregnancy in our setting...
July 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747054/towards-the-centralization-of-digestive-oncologic-surgery-changes-in-activity-techniques-and-outcome
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Cristian Tebé, Roger Pla, Josep Alfons Espinàs, Julieta Corral, Elisa Puigdomenech, Josep Maria Borràs, Joan M V Pons, Mireia Espallargues
The objective of the present study was to examine changes in the activity, surgical techniques and results from the process of centralization of complex digestive oncologic surgery in 2005-2012 as compared to 1996-2000. A retrospective cohort study employing the minimum basic data set of hospital discharge (MBDSHD 1996-2012) from public centers in Catalonia (Spain) was performed. The population consisted of individuals aged > 18 who underwent digestive oncologic surgery (esophagus, pancreas, liver, stomach or rectum)...
July 27, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724225/seasonal-variations-in-the-occurrence-of-perfluoroalkyl-substances-in-water-sediment-and-fish-samples-from-ebro-delta-catalonia-spain
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Emanuela Pignotti, Gemma Casas, Marta Llorca, Anil Tellbüscher, David Almeida, Enrico Dinelli, Marinella Farré, Damià Barceló
The main objective of this study was to assess the concentration levels and the seasonal variations of 13 poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in different compartments (water, sediments and fish) of the Ebro Delta (NE Spain) and surrounding coastal areas. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) was the most frequently detected compound in waters and sediments. Perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFCAs) were the compounds found at the highest concentrations in water samples. On the other hand, sediments were more enriched in perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) (range<1...
July 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719647/morbidity-outcomes-and-cost-benefit-analysis-of-wildlife-rehabilitation-in-catalonia-spain
#16
Rafael Angel Molina-López, Santi Mañosa, Alex Torres-Riera, Manel Pomarol, Laila Darwich
BACKGROUND: There are few studies of careful examination of wildlife casualties in Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers. These studies are essential for detecting menaces to wild species and providing objective criteria about cost-benefit of treatments in those centers. The release rate is considered the main outcome indicator, but other parameters such as length of stay at the center and a cost-benefit index expressed as number of released animals per euro and day, could be used as reliable estimators of the rehabilitation costs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716979/blood-biomarkers-for-the-early-diagnosis-of-stroke-the-stroke-chip-study
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Alejandro Bustamante, Elena López-Cancio, Sara Pich, Anna Penalba, Dolors Giralt, Teresa García-Berrocoso, Carles Ferrer-Costa, Teresa Gasull, María Hernández-Pérez, Mónica Millan, Marta Rubiera, Pedro Cardona, Luis Cano, Helena Quesada, Mikel Terceño, Yolanda Silva, Mar Castellanos, Moisés Garces, Silvia Reverté, Xavier Ustrell, Rafael Marés, Joan Josep Baiges, Joaquín Serena, Francisco Rubio, Eduardo Salas, Antoni Dávalos, Joan Montaner
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stroke diagnosis could be challenging in the acute phase. We aimed to develop a blood-based diagnostic tool to differentiate between real strokes and stroke mimics and between ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes in the hyperacute phase. METHODS: The Stroke-Chip was a prospective, observational, multicenter study, conducted at 6 Stroke Centers in Catalonia. Consecutive patients with suspected stroke were enrolled within the first 6 hours after symptom onset, and blood samples were drawn immediately after admission...
July 17, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716070/comorbidity-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-from-asturias-and-catalonia-spain
#18
Antoni Sicras-Mainar, Elena Ruíz-Beato, Ruth Navarro-Artieda, Jorge Maurino
BACKGROUND: The impact of comorbidity on multiple sclerosis (MS) is a new area of interest. Limited data on the risk factors of metabolic syndrome (MetS) is currently available. The aim of this study was to estimate the presence of comorbid conditions and MetS in a sample of adult patients with MS. METHODS: A retrospective, cohort study was conducted using electronic medical records from 19 primary care centres in Catalonia and Asturias, Spain. The number of chronic diseases (diagnoses), the Charlson Comorbidity Index and the individual Case-mix Index were used to assess general comorbidity variables...
July 17, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715624/-chickenpox-seroprevalence-among-healthcare-and-social-assistance-workers-in-catalonia-spain
#19
Joan Inglés Torruella, Rosa Gil Soto
AIMS: Chickenpox is a frequent and contagious disease in healthcare and social assistance settings, and there are limited data on seroprevalence among workers in this sector. We estimated susceptibility to chickenpox among workers, by demographic and occupational variables, and measured the rate of seroprotection after vaccination. METHODS: A retrospective seroprevalence study of chickenpox (varicella) and serological vaccine response. The earliest recorded varicella serology, analyzed by the ELISA method, was identified for each worker from a health surveillance database of a group of medical and healthcare companies in Catalonia, recorded between 2004 and 2013...
July 2017: Archivos de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705416/availability-of-antidotes-in-70-hospitals-in-catalonia
#20
Antoni Broto-Sumalla, Manel Rabanal-Tornero, Milagros García-Peláez, Raquel Aguilar-Salmerón, Edurne Fernández de Gamarra-Martínez, Lídia Martínez-Sánchez, María-José Gaspar-Caro, Santiago Nogué-Xarau
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Antidotes may have a relevant role in acute intoxication management and the time until its administration can influence patient survival. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Study conducted by a questionnaire sent in early 2015 to 70 hospitals in Catalonia providing emergency services. Qualitative availability on each antidote was considered adequate when present in at least 80% of hospitals. The quantitative availability was considered adequate when at least 80% of hospitals had the number of units of antidote recommended...
July 10, 2017: Medicina Clínica
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