Disparities in the management of cutaneous malignant melanoma. A population‐based high‐resolution study

Population‐based cancer registry data from three Spanish areas were used to assess the patterns of care and adherence to guidelines for cutaneous malignant melanoma. We included 934 cases diagnosed in 2009–2013. Completeness of the pathology reports, imaging for detecting distant metastasis and the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) were analysed. The proportion of…

Impacto diferencial, necesidades heterogéneas. La formación entre iguales para mejorar la salud y los hábitos de vida de los pacientes crónicos

Evaluar el impacto de la formación entre iguales de la Escuela de Pacientes sobre la salud autopercibida y los hábitos de vida de las personas con enfermedades crónicas. Diseño Descriptivo, transversal de evaluación cuantitativa pretest/postest. Emplazamiento Andalucía. Participantes Novecientos sesenta y cuatro pacientes con diabetes, fibromialgia e insuficiencia cardíaca participantes en la Escuela de Pacientes…

Mediation analysis of the alcohol‐postmenopausal breast cancer relationship by sex hormones in the EPIC Cohort

Alcohol consumption is associated with higher risk of breast cancer (BC); however, the biological mechanisms underlying this association are not fully elucidated, particularly the extent to which this relationship is mediated by sex hormone levels. Circulating concentrations of estradiol, testosterone, their free fractions and sex‐hormone binding globulin (SHBG), were examined in 430 incident BC cases…

Spatial and temporal variations in Spain in the standardised ratio of in-hospital mortality due to colorectal cancer, 2008–2014

Background Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second cause of tumour mortality in Spain and Europe. To date, no studies have been conducted in Spain to evaluate the spatial and temporal distribution of the excess risk of death during hospitalisation for CRC. Methods A cohort was constructed of all episodes of hospitalisation in Spain due to…

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…

Patterns in metabolite profile are associated with risk of more aggressive prostate cancer: a prospective study of 3057 matched case‐control sets from EPIC

Metabolomics may reveal novel insights into the aetiology of prostate cancer, for which few risk factors are established. We investigated the association between patterns in baseline plasma metabolite profile and subsequent prostate cancer risk, using data from 3057 matched case‐control sets from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). We measured 119 metabolite…

Predicting circulating CA125 levels among healthy premenopausal women

Background: CA125 is the most promising ovarian cancer screening biomarker to date. Multiple studies reported CA125 levels vary by personal characteristics, which could inform personalized CA125 thresholds. However, this has not been well described in premenopausal women. Methods: We evaluated predictors of CA125 levels among 815 premenopausal women from the New England Case Control Study…

Inflammatory potential of diet and risk of lymphoma in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition

Introduction Chronic inflammation plays a critical role in lymphomagenesis and several dietary factors seem to be involved its regulation. The aim of the current study was to assess the association between the inflammatory potential of the diet and the risk of lymphoma and its subtypes in the European Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study.…

Associations between Home Foreclosure and Health Outcomes in a Spanish City

The financial crisis has caused an exponential increase of home foreclosures in Spain. Recent studies have shown the effects that foreclosures have on mental and physical health. This study explores these effects on a sample of adults in the city of Granada (Spain), in terms of socio-demographic, socio-economic and process characteristics. A cross-sectional survey was…