Prospective evaluation of antibody response to Streptococcus gallolyticus and risk of colorectal cancer

The gut microbiome is increasingly implicated in colorectal cancer (CRC) development. A subgroup of patients diagnosed with CRC show high antibody responses to Streptococcus gallolyticus subspecies gallolyticus (SGG). However, it is unclear whether the association is also present pre-diagnostically. We assessed the association of antibody responses to SGG proteins in pre-diagnostic serum samples with CRC…

Depathologising gender diversity in childhood in the process of ICD revision and reform

From 2007 on, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has been revising its diagnostic manual, the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), with approval of ICD-11 due in 2018. The ICD revision has prompted debates on diagnostic classifications related to gender diversity and gender development processes, and specifically on the ‘Gender incongruence…

Intimate partner violence and mental disorders: Co-occurrence and gender differences in a large cross-sectional population based study in Spain

BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) and mental disorders (MD) are important public health problems disproportionally affecting women. We aimed to study the epidemiology of IPV victimization, MD, and co-occurring IPV-MD in Spanish men and women in terms of i) prevalence, ii) association between IPV and MD, and iii) sociodemographic and clinical characteristics associated with IPV,…

Democratising diagnoses? The role of the depathologisation perspective in constructing corporeal trans citizenship

In the scope of the current revision process of the diagnostic manuals Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Other Health Problems (ICD), an international trans depathologisation movement has emerged that demands, among other claims, the removal of a diagnostic classification of gender transition processes as a…

Cronicidad y uso de servicios sanitarios: la formación entre iguales de la Escuela de Pacientes

Objective: To evaluate the impact of the training strategy of the Escuela de Pacientes (School of Patients) on the use of health services among people with chronic diseases. Method: Quantitative design study of pretest and posttest evaluation with a population of 3,350 chronic patients of the Escuela de Pacientes (Andalusia, 2013-2015). A questionnaire adapted from the Stanford University was used.…

Survey on HIA implementation across countries of the WHO European Region

A variety of scientific publications, journal articles and books, as well as grey literature on HIA exist, either attaining the development of HIA methodology or giving specific examples on different HIAs, but up to now there is no consolidated review on HIA practice and institutionalization across Europe. WHO Regional Office for Europe, in collaboration with…

Priorización de actividades clínicas no recomendadas en Atención Primaria

Fundamento. Priorización de las recomendaciones “no hacer” procedentes de la lista de la Sociedad Española de Medicina de Familia y Comunitaria (Semfyc) de actividades preventivas, diagnósticas, terapéuticas o de cuidados que no es correcto hacer en Atención Primaria (AP), a través de un consenso de profesionales expertos de medicina, farmacia y enfermería. Método. Mediante un…

Clinical interval and diagnostic characteristics in a cohort of bladder cancer patients in Spain: a multicenter observational study

Objective We performed a cohort study in seven hospitals in Spain to determine the clinical characteristics of incident patients with bladder cancer, the diagnostic process, and the conditions that might affect health care interval times. Results 314 patients with bladder cancer were included, 70.3 (Standard Deviation [SD] 11.2) years old and 85.0% male. Clinical stage…