What affects musculoskeletal risk in nursing assistants and orderlies?

BACKGROUND:There are many musculoskeletal disorders in staff members at health centres, given the specific characteristics of their work. OBJECTIVE:The objective was to analyse the postural risk of patient handling tasks performed by nursing assistants and orderlies, as well as task factors, individual or organisational, that may be associated with increased postural risk. METHOD:This is a…

Weight change in middle adulthood and risk of cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort

Obesity is a risk factor for several major cancers. Associations of weight change in middle adulthood with cancer risk, however, are less clear. We examined the association of change in weight and body mass index (BMI) category during middle adulthood with 42 cancers, using multivariable Cox proportional hazards models in the European Prospective Investigation into…

Was access to health care easy for immigrants in Spain? The perspectives of health personnel in Catalonia and Andalusia

Until April 2012, all Spanish citizens were entitled to health care and policies had been developed at national and regional level to remove potential barriers of access, however, evidence suggested problems of access for immigrants. In order to identify factors affecting immigrants’ access to health care, we conducted a qualitative study based on individual interviews…

Vivencias y emociones profesionales en el proceso de donación y trasplantes de órganos. Una revisión sistemática

Introducción El objetivo de este artículo fue explorar, analizar y sintetizar las experiencias emocionales de profesionales sanitarios de donación y trasplantes. Método Se realizó una revisión sistemática cualitativa en Medline, Science Direct y la Biblioteca Virtual del Sistema Sanitario Público de Andalucía. Se seleccionaron 16 artículos originales, realizando una evaluación cualitativa y síntesis narrativa. Resultados…

Vitamin D-Related Genes, Blood Vitamin D Levels and Colorectal Cancer Risk in Western European Populations

Higher circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels (25(OH)D) have been found to be associated with lower risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) in prospective studies. Whether this association is modified by genetic variation in genes related to vitamin D metabolism and action has not been well studied in humans. We investigated 1307 functional and tagging single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs;…

Visión crítica y argumentación sobre los programas de atención de la cronicidad en Atención Primaria y Comunitaria

El análisis detallado de los planes de atención a la cronicidad desarrollados por los servicios regionales de salud pone de manifiesto un sorprendente nivel de uniformidad en su diseño y despliegue, a pesar de las diferencias existentes entre dichos servicios. La revisión de la literatura sobre los modelos teóricos que lo sustentan y los instrumentos…

Visión crítica y argumentación sobre los programas de atención de la cronicidad en Atención Primaria y Comunitaria

El análisis detallado de los planes de atención a la cronicidad desarrollados por los servicios regionales de salud pone de manifiesto un sorprendente nivel de uniformidad en su diseño y despliegue, a pesar de las diferencias existentes entre dichos servicios. La revisión de la literatura sobre los modelos teóricos que lo sustentan y los instrumentos…

Vegetable and fruit consumption and the risk of hormone receptor–defined breast cancer in the EPIC cohort

Background: The recent literature indicates that a high vegetable intake and not a high fruit intake could be associated with decreased steroid hormone receptor–negative breast cancer risk. Objective: This study aimed to investigate the association between vegetable and fruit intake and steroid hormone receptor–defined breast cancer risk. Design: A total of 335,054 female participants in…

Vasectomy and Prostate Cancer Risk in the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)

Purpose Vasectomy is a commonly used form of male sterilization, and some studies have suggested that it may be associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, including more aggressive forms of the disease. We investigated the prospective association of vasectomy with prostate cancer in a large European cohort, with a focus on high-grade and…

Variabilidad regional en incidencia, características generales y resultados finales de la parada cardiaca extrahospitalaria en España: Registro OHSCAR

Objetivos. Existe gran variabilidad internacional en la incidencia y los resultados en la atención a la parada cardiaca extrahospitalaria (PCRE). El objetivo es conocer si existe variabilidad en la incidencia, características y resultados en supervivencia en la atención a la PCRE por los servicios extrahospitalarios de emergencias (SEM) de España. Método. Análisis descriptivo, retrospectivo de…