Salud pública en tiempos postmodernos (Monografía)

Este libro analiza con visión panorámica los principales ejes de transformación de las sociedades contemporáneas para, a continuación, describir el potencial impacto de estos cambios sociales en el campo de la salud pública y discutir algunas tendencias de evolución de la salud pública en dicho contexto. La globalización ha supuesto un nuevo orden social para toda la humanidad y…

Salud Pública en MERCOSUR

El “Proyecto de apoyo al Observatorio de Políticas de Salud de MERCOSUR mediante la descripción de los sistemas de salud pública de los países de MERCOSUR” parte de la premisa de que habitualmente al realizar un análisis del Sector Salud los componentes más específicos de la salud pública quedan invisibilizados, ante la imponente presencia del…

Salud mental en España y diferencias por sexo y por comunidades autónomas

Objetivo Describir la evolución de la morbilidad psíquica en la población adulta española en 2006, 2011 y 2017. Estudiar la salud mental en 2017, determinando la prevalencia de morbilidad psíquica, consumo de psicofármacos, diagnóstico y salud autopercibida. Todo ello tanto en el ámbito nacional como por comunidades autónomas, y diferenciando entre hombres y mujeres. Método…

Salivary Melatonin Rhythm and Prostate Cancer: CAPLIFE Study

Purpose: To analyze the association between salivary melatonin rhythm and prostate cancer (PCa). Materials and Methods: A total of 40 PCa cases and 41 controls from CAPLIFE study were analyzed to determine the salivary melatonin rhythm through 6 saliva samples. Amplitude (maximum melatonin peak) was categorized as low or high using the cut-off point median…

Role of access to personal protective equipment, treatment prioritization decisions, and changes in job functions on health workers’ mental health outcomes during the initial outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Background During the initial COVID-19 outbreak, organizational changes were required to ensure adequate staffing in healthcare facilities. The extent to which organizational changes impacted the mental wellbeing of healthcare workers (HCWs) remains unexplored. Here we analyzed the association between three work-related stressors (reported access to protective equipment, change in job functions, and patient prioritization decision-making)…

Risk thresholds for alcohol consumption: combined analysis of individual-participant data for 599 912 current drinkers in 83 prospective studies

Background Low-risk limits recommended for alcohol consumption vary substantially across different national guidelines. To define thresholds associated with lowest risk for all-cause mortality and cardiovascular disease, we studied individual-participant data from 599 912 current drinkers without previous cardiovascular disease. Methods We did a combined analysis of individual-participant data from three large-scale data sources in 19 high-income…

Risk Prediction for Renal Cell Carcinoma: Results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Prospective Cohort Study

Background: Early detection of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has the potential to improve disease outcomes. No screening program for sporadic RCC is in place. Given relatively low incidence, screening would need to focus on people at high risk of clinically meaningful disease so as to limit overdiagnosis and screen-detected false positives. Methods: Among 192,172 participants…