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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442901/characteristics-of-copd-patients-initiating-treatment-with-aclidinium-or-tiotropium-in-primary-care-in-catalonia-a-population-based-study
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Mònica Monteagudo, Montse Roset, Teresa Rodriguez-Blanco, Laura Muñoz, Marc Miravitlles
OBJECTIVE: To describe and compare demographic and clinical profile of patients newly initiated on aclidinium (ACL) or tiotropium (TIO) and identify factors associated with newly initiated ACL in real-life clinical practice during 2013 in Catalonia. DESIGN: We performed a population-based, retrospective, observational study with data obtained from the Information System for Research Development in Primary Care, a population database that contains information of 5...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434413/drug-evaluation-and-decision-making-in-catalonia-development-and-validation-of-a-methodological-framework-based-on-multi-criteria-decision-analysis-mcda-for-orphan-drugs
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Antoni Gilabert-Perramon, Josep Torrent-Farnell, Arancha Catalan, Alba Prat, Manel Fontanet, Ruth Puig-Peiró, Sandra Merino-Montero, Hanane Khoury, Mireille M Goetghebeur, Xavier Badia
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to adapt and assess the value of a Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) framework (EVIDEM) for the evaluation of Orphan drugs in Catalonia (Catalan Health Service). METHODS: The standard evaluation and decision-making procedures of CatSalut were compared with the EVIDEM methodology and contents. The EVIDEM framework was adapted to the Catalan context, focusing on the evaluation of Orphan drugs (PASFTAC program), during a Workshop with sixteen PASFTAC members...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430945/effects-of-a-counselling-intervention-to-improve-contraception-in-deprived-neighbourhoods-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Elia Díez, Maria J López, Marc Marí-Dell'Olmo, Laia Nebot, Gloria Pérez, Joan R Villalbi, Ramon Carreras
This study aims to evaluate the effects of a community-based counselling intervention to improve contraception use among immigrant and native residents in deprived neighbourhoods. : Randomized controlled trial. Women aged 14-49 years and men aged 14-39 years from two low-income neighbourhoods with high proportion of immigration in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) who had not undergone irreversible contraception and were not planning a pregnancy were recruited (2011-13). A culturally developed and theoretically based brief counselling intervention was delivered in community settings...
April 18, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416364/-implementation-of-nurse-demand-managment-in-primary-health-care-service-providers-in-catalonia
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Alba Brugués Brugués, Irene Cubells Asensio, Gemma Flores Mateo
OBJECTIVE: To describe and analyse the implementaction of nurse demand managment (NDM) among health care providers in Catalonia from 2005 to 2014. DESIGN: Cross sectional survey. Participants All service providers in Catalonia (n=37). Main measurements Interviews with nurse manager of each health care provides about ht barriers and facilitators concerning NDM. Facilitators and barriers were classified into 3 types: (i)health professional (competence, attitudes, motivation for change and individual characteristics); (ii)social context (patients and companions), and (iii)system related factors (organization and structure, economic incentives)...
April 14, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411873/-survey-adaptation-for-bio-behavioural-surveillance-of-hiv-in-chilean-female-sex-workers
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Bielka Carvajal, Valeria Stuardo, José Manuel Manríquez, Julieta Belmar, Cinta Folch
OBJECTIVE: To adapt a behavioural questionnaire for second-generation HIV/AIDS surveillance in female sex workers (FSWs) in the Metropolitan Region, Chile. METHODS: Qualitative study of instruments validation. A Spanish instrument adapted in Catalonia was validated through a translation and back-translation of the original version. The content validity was determined through a modified Delphi method, via FSW and HIV experts representing community, political and institutional levels...
April 12, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397576/association-between-sluggish-cognitive-tempo-symptoms-and-attentional-network-and-working-memory-in-primary-schoolchildren
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E Camprodon-Rosanas, N Ribas-Fitó, S Batlle, C Persavento, M Alvarez-Pedrerol, J Sunyer, J Forns
BACKGROUND: Few consistent data are available in relation to the cognitive and neuropsychological processes involved in sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT) symptoms. The objective of this study was to determine the association of working memory and attentional networks with SCT symptoms in primary schoolchildren. METHODS: The participants were schoolchildren aged 7 to 10 years ( n = 183) from primary schools in Catalonia (Spain). All the participants completed a working memory task (n-back) and an attentional network task (ANT)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Attention Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386883/simulating-changes-in-cropping-practices-in-conventional-and-glyphosate-resistant-maize-ii-%C3%A2-weed-impacts-on-crop-production-and-biodiversity
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Nathalie Colbach, Henri Darmency, Alice Fernier, Sylvie Granger, Valérie Le Corre, Antoine Messéan
Overreliance on the same herbicide mode of action leads to the spread of resistant weeds, which cancels the advantages of herbicide-tolerant (HT) crops. Here, the objective was to quantify, with simulations, the impact of glyphosate-resistant (GR) weeds on crop production and weed-related wild biodiversity in HT maize-based cropping systems differing in terms of management practices. We (1) simulated current conventional and probable HT cropping systems in two European regions, Aquitaine and Catalonia, with the weed dynamics model FLORSYS; (2) quantified how much the presence of GR weeds contributed to weed impacts on crop production and biodiversity; (3) determined the effect of cultural practices on the impact of GR weeds and (4) identified which species traits most influence weed-impact indicators...
April 6, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376798/effects-of-extreme-temperatures-on-cardiovascular-emergency-hospitalizations-in-a-mediterranean-region-a-self-controlled-case-series-study
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Anna Ponjoan, Jordi Blanch, Lia Alves-Cabratosa, Ruth Martí-Lluch, Marc Comas-Cufí, Dídac Parramon, María Del Mar Garcia-Gil, Rafel Ramos, Irene Petersen
BACKGROUND: Cold spells and heatwaves increase mortality. However little is known about the effect of heatwaves or cold spells on cardiovascular morbidity. This study aims to assess the effect of cold spells and heatwaves on cardiovascular diseases in a Mediterranean region (Catalonia, Southern Europe). METHODS: We conducted a population-based retrospective study. Data were obtained from the System for the Development of Research in Primary Care and from the Catalan Meteorological Service...
April 4, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359798/effect-of-high-valency-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccines-on-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-in-children-in-spidnet-countries-an-observational-multicentre-study
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Camelia Savulescu, Pavla Krizova, Agnes Lepoutre, Jolita Mereckiene, Didrik F Vestrheim, Pilar Ciruela, Maria Ordobas, Marcela Guevara, Eisin McDonald, Eva Morfeldt, Jana Kozakova, Emmanuelle Varon, Suzanne Cotter, Brita A Winje, Carmen Munoz-Almagro, Luis Garcia, Jesus Castilla, Andrew Smith, Birgitta Henriques-Normark, Lucia Pastore Celentano, Germaine Hanquet
BACKGROUND: The Streptococcus pneumoniae Invasive Disease network (SpIDnet) actively monitors populations in nine sites in seven European countries for invasive pneumococcal disease. Five sites use 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) alone and four use the ten-valent PCV (PCV10) and PCV13. Vaccination uptake is greater than 90% in six sites and 67-78% in three sites. We measured the effects of introducing high-valency PCVs on the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease in children younger than 5 years...
March 27, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355225/aridity-influences-the-recovery-of-vegetation-and-shrubland-birds-after-wildfire
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Roger Puig-Gironès, Lluís Brotons, Pere Pons
Wildfires play a determining role in the composition and structure of many plant and animal communities. On the other hand, climate change is considered to be a major driver of current and future fire regime changes. Despite increases in drought in many areas of the world, the effects of aridity on post-fire colonization by animals have been rarely addressed. This study aims to analyse how a regional aridity gradient affects post-fire recovery of vegetation, bird species richness and the numbers of four early to middle-successional warbler species associated with the shrub cover...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344164/outbreak-of-brainstem-encephalitis-associated-with-enterovirus-a71-in-catalonia-spain-2016-a-clinical-observational-study-in-a-children-s-reference-centre-in-catalonia
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Dídac Casas-Alba, Mariona F de Sevilla, Ana Valero-Rello, Claudia Fortuny, Juan-José García-García, Carlos Ortez, Jordi Muchart, Thais Armangué, Iolanda Jordan, Carles Luaces, Irene Barrabeig, Rubén González-Sanz, María Cabrerizo, Carmen Muñoz-Almagro, Cristian Launes
OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics of an outbreak of brainstem encephalitis and encephalomyelitis related to enterovirus (EV) infection in Catalonia (Spain), a setting where these manifestations were uncommon. METHODS: Clinical and microbiological data from patients with neurological symptoms associated with EV detection admitted to a reference paediatric hospital between April and June 2016 were analysed. RESULTS: Fifty-seven patients were included...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340224/the-association-of-context-specific-sitting-time-and-physical-activity-intensity-to-working-memory-capacity-and-academic-achievement-in-young-adults
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Mireia Felez-Nobrega, Charles H Hillman, Eva Cirera, Anna Puig-Ribera
To examine combined associations between self-reported context-specific sitting time (ST) and physical activity (PA) with working memory capacity (WMC) and academic achievement in a sample of Spanish adults. Undergraduate students ( n = 371; 21 years ± 3 years, 44% female) were recruited from University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia. Participants completed a 54-item survey that assessed socio-demographic variables (e.g. age, gender, academic year), min/week of light (LPA), moderate (MPA) and vigorous (VPA) intensity PA (International Physical Activity Questionnaire), min/day of domain-specific ST (Last 7 days sedentary behavior questionnaire) and academic performance (grade point average)...
March 18, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336082/-social-and-health-resources-in-catalonia-current-situation
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Ingrid Bullich-Marín, Pau Sánchez-Ferrín, Concepció Cabanes-Duran, Antoni Salvà-Casanovas
The network of social and health care has advanced since its inception. Furthermore, news services have been created and some resources have been adapted within the framework of respective health plans. This article presents the current situation of the different social and health resources in Catalonia, as well as the main changes that have occurred in recent years, more specifically in the period of the Health Plan 2011-2015. This period is characterised by an adaptation of the social and health network within the context of chronic care, for which the development of intermediate care resources has become the most relevant aspect...
March 20, 2017: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324251/simulating-changes-in-cropping-practises-in-conventional-and-glyphosate-tolerant-maize-i-effects-on-weeds
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Nathalie Colbach, Alice Fernier, Valérie Le Corre, Antoine Messéan, Henri Darmency
Herbicide-tolerant (HT) crops such as those tolerant to glyphosate simplify weed management and make it more efficient, at least at short-term. Overreliance on the same herbicide though leads to the spread of resistant weeds. Here, the objective was to evaluate, with simulations, the impact on the advent of glyphosate resistance in weeds of modifications in agricultural practises resulting from introducing HT maize into cropping systems. First, we included a single-gene herbicide resistance submodel in the existing multispecific FLORSYS model...
March 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321937/ultrafine-particles-and-black-carbon-personal-exposures-in-asthmatic-and-non-asthmatic-children-at-school-age
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Pau Pañella, Maribel Casas, David Donaire-Gonzalez, Raquel Garcia-Esteban, Oliver Robinson, Antònia Valentín, John Gulliver, Isabelle Momas, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Martine Vrijheid, Jordi Sunyer
Traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) exposure during childhood is associated with asthma; however, the contribution of the different TRAP pollutants in each microenvironment (home, school, transportation, others) in asthmatic and non-asthmatic children is unknown. Daily (24 h) personal black carbon (BC), ultrafine particles (UFP), and alveolar lung deposited surface area (LDSA) individual exposure measurements were obtained from 100 children (29 past and 21 current asthmatics, 50 non-asthmatics) aged 9±0.7 years from the INMA-Sabadell cohort (Catalonia, Spain)...
March 20, 2017: Indoor Air
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318984/safety-and-efficacy-of-thrombectomy-in-acute-ischaemic-stroke-revascat-1-year-follow-up-of-a-randomised-open-label-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Antoni Dávalos, Erik Cobo, Carlos A Molina, Angel Chamorro, M Angeles de Miquel, Luis San Román, Joaquín Serena, Elena López-Cancio, Marc Ribó, Mónica Millán, Xabier Urra, Pere Cardona, Alejandro Tomasello, Carlos Castaño, Jordi Blasco, Lucía Aja, Marta Rubiera, Meritxell Gomis, Arturo Renú, Blanca Lara, Joan Martí-Fàbregas, Brian Jankowitz, Neus Cerdà, Tudor G Jovin
BACKGROUND: The REVASCAT trial and other studies have shown that the neurovascular thrombectomy improves outcomes at 90 days post stroke. However, whether the observed benefit is sustained in the long term remains unknown. We report the results of the prespecified 12-month analysis of the REVASCAT trial. METHODS: Patients with acute ischaemic stroke who could be treated within 8 h of symptom onset were randomly assigned to medical therapy (including intravenous alteplase when eligible) and neurovascular thrombectomy with Solitaire FR or medical therapy alone...
May 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316573/a-production-calendar-based-on-water-temperature-spat-size-and-husbandry-practices-reduce-oshv-1-%C3%AE-var-impact-on-cultured-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-in-the-ebro-delta-catalonia-mediterranean-coast-of-spain
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Noèlia Carrasco, Ignasi Gairin, Josu Pérez, Karl B Andree, Ana Roque, Margarita Fernández-Tejedor, Chris J Rodgers, Cristobal Aguilera, M Dolors Furones
Since 2006, the production of Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas in the Ebro Delta area has dramatically declined from around 800 metric tons (MT) per year to 138 MT in 2011. This decline in production has had a significant socio-economic impact in a region where the shellfish sector is a traditional economic activity for many families. The identified agent responsible for this reduction in C. gigas production was Ostreid Herpesvirus microvar (OsHV-1 μvar), which has been associated with C. gigas spat mortalities in France, and in many other countries...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316542/analysing-the-costs-of-integrated-care-a-case-on-model-selection-for-chronic-care-purposes
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Marc Carreras, Inma Sánchez-Pérez, Pere Ibern, Jordi Coderch, José María Inoriza
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to investigate whether the algorithm proposed by Manning and Mullahy, a consolidated health economics procedure, can also be used to estimate individual costs for different groups of healthcare services in the context of integrated care. METHODS: A cross-sectional study focused on the population of the Baix Empordà (Catalonia-Spain) for the year 2012 (N = 92,498 individuals). A set of individual cost models as a function of sex, age and morbidity burden were adjusted and individual healthcare costs were calculated using a retrospective full-costing system...
August 19, 2016: International Journal of Integrated Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314542/impact-of-implementing-electronic-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-control-and-treatment-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-a-pre-post-controlled-study
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Eva Comin, Arantxa Catalan-Ramos, Manuel Iglesias-Rodal, Maria Grau, Jose Luis Del Val, Alicia Consola, Ester Amado, Angels Pons, Manel Mata-Cases, Alicia Franzi, Ramon Ciurana, Eva Frigola, Xavier Cos, Josep Davins, Jose M Verdu-Rotellar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of computerized clinical practice guidelines on the management, diagnosis, treatment, control, and follow-up of the main cardiovascular risk factors: hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. DESIGN: Pre-post controlled study. SETTING: Catalonia, autonomous community located in north-eastern Spain. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 35-74 years assigned to general practitioners of the Catalan Health Institute...
March 14, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300793/-estimates-of-target-population-for-pneumococcal-vaccination-in-people-over-50-years-in-catalonia-and-spain
#20
Angel Vila-Córcoles, Olga Ochoa-Gondar, Eva Satué, Cinta de Diego, Marc Vila-Rovira, Manel Jariod
OBJECTIVE: Published data about prevalence of distinct risk condictions for pneumococcal disease is scarce. This study investigated the prevalence of distinct risk conditions for pneumococal disease in Catalonian adults and stimated the potential size of target population for pneumococcal vaccination in Catalonia and Spain. METHODS: Cross-sectional population-based study that included 2,033,465 individuals older than 49 years-old assigned to the Catalonian Health Institute (Catalonia, Spain) at 01/01/2015...
March 15, 2017: Revista Española de Salud Pública
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