Repercusiones del confinamiento por COVID-19 en pacientes crónicos de Andalucía

Objetivo Conocer las repercusiones del confinamiento por la pandemia de COVID-19 en los autocuidados de personas con enfermedades crónicas y en su salud percibida, e identificar factores para el manejo y la gestión de su enfermedad en situaciones de emergencia. Método Estudio cualitativo realizado en marzo-abril de 2020, durante el confinamiento por la pandemia de…

Relationship between QT Interval Length and Arterial Stiffness in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): A Cross-Sectional Case-Control Study

Introduction and Objectives The QT interval on the electrocardiogram has been shown to be longer in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) compared to that of the general population. The clinical significance of this finding is unknown. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between QT interval and subclinical atherosclerosis, measured by…

Relationship between physical activity and weight status in adults: a multinomial hierarchical analysis

Se observa una asociación inversa significativa entre la actividad física y la obesidad Obesity, which in itself is a long-term disease, is at the same time a risk factor in the development of serious pathologies such as ischaemic heart disease, hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia and respiratory insufficiency.1 In developed countries, the prevalence of this disease has risen…

Relationship between exposure to mixtures of persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic chemicals and cancer risk: A systematic review

Environmental risks are responsible for one in five of all deaths worldwide. Persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic substances are chemicals that can subsist for decades in human tissues and the environment. They include heavy metals, organochlorines, polychlorinated biphenyls, organobromines, organofluorines, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons among others. Although humans are often exposed to multiple pollutants simultaneously, their…

Regional Versus Centralized Hta: Implications for the Assessment of Cancer Drugs

Different jurisdictions organize their health technology assessment (HTA) capacity in different ways. In theory, a centralized approach offers the potential to pool the scarce resources devoted to HTA and national recommendations can be issued to encourage a uniform development of services across the whole country. On the other hand, a regional approach could help in…

Reflexiones sobre cómo evaluar y mejorar la respuesta a la pandemia de COVID-19

La pandemia de COVID-19ha afectado de manera particularmente intensa a España, pese a su nivel de desarrollo y la elogiada solidez de su Sistema Nacional de Salud. Para comprender qué ha pasado e identificar cómo mejorar la respuesta creemos imprescindible una evaluación independiente multidisciplinaria de la esfera sanitaria, política y socioeconómica. En este trabajo proponemos…

Redes personales de apoyo y cuidado informal: ¿diferencias por sexo y territorio? (estudio CUIDAR-SE II)

Objetivo Comparar la composición y la funcionalidad de apoyo social de redes personales de personas cuidadoras de Granada y Gipuzkoa en función del sexo y la provincia. Método Estudio transversal con metodología de análisis de redes personales. Se seleccionó una muestra de 66 personas cuidadoras segmentada por sexo en cada provincia. Se recogieron variables de…

Red blood cell fatty acids and risk of colorectal cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC).

Background: A growing body of evidence suggests that alterations of dietary fatty acid (FA) profiles are associated with colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. However, data from large-scale epidemiological studies using circulating FA measurements to objectively assess individual FA and FA categories are scarce. Methods: To investigate the association between red blood cell (RBC) membrane FAs and…