Psychological and cognitive factors related to prehospital delay in acute coronary syndrome: A systematic review

Background In acute coronary syndrome the time elapsed between the start of symptoms and the moment the patient receives treatment is an important determinant of survival and subsequent recovery. However, many patients do not receive treatment as quickly as recommended, mostly due to substantial prehospital delays such as waiting to seek medical attention after symptoms…

Rare thyroid malignancies in Europe: Data from the information network on rare cancers in Europe (RARECAREnet)

Objective Limited information is available on the incidence of rare thyroid cancer (TC) subtypes: anaplastic (ATC) and medullary (MTC). The aim of this study was to describe incidence variations and trends across European countries of all TC subtypes. Materials and methods We used the RARECAREnet database including 80721 TC incident cases in the period 2000–2007…

Syncope and bifascicular block in the absence of structural heart disease

The treatment of patients with bifascicular block (BFB) and syncope in the absence of structural heart disease (SHD) is not well defined. The objective of our study is to compare pacemaker empirical implantation with the use of electrophysiological studies (EPS). This is a prospective cohort study that included 77 patients with unexplained cardiogenic syncope and BFB without structural…

Urinary levels of organophosphate pesticides and predictors of exposure in pre-school and school children living in agricultural and urban communities from south Spain

Background. Despite the widespread use of organophosphate (OP) pesticides, information on predictors of children’s exposure to such pesticides is scarce. Objective. To assess exposure to OP pesticides in children 3-11 year-old living in agricultural communities and urban areas from Andalusia (Southern Spain), and to identify the main determinants of exposure. Methods. A longitudinal study was…

Antibody responses to Helicobacter pylori and risk of developing colorectal cancer in a European cohort

Background: While Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is the major cause of gastric cancer, it has also been suggested to be involved in colorectal cancer (CRC) development. However, prospective studies addressing H. pylori and CRC are sparse and inconclusive. We assessed the association of antibody responses to H. pylori proteins with CRC in the European Prospective…

Impact of lockdown on COVID-19 incidence and mortality in China: an interrupted time series study

Objective: to evaluate the effectiveness of strict social distancing measures applied in China in reducing the incidence and mortality from COVID-19 in two Chinese provinces. Methods: We assessed incidence and mortality rates in Hubei and Guangdong before and after the lockdown period in cities in Hubei. An interrupted time series study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of…

Colaboración entre las revistas de salud pública en España

La historia de la salud pública en España ha sido escrita principalmente en dos revistas que actualmente siguen siendo un referente en su desarrollo académico y profesional. Con trayectorias dispares, la Revista Española de Salud Pública (1926) y Gaceta Sanitaria (1888) comienzan ahora una política de cooperación que pretende situar a la salud pública en la agenda…