Adipokines and inflammation markers and risk of differentiated thyroid carcinoma: The EPIC study

Other than the influence of ionizing radiation and benign thyroid disease, little is known about the risk factors for differentiated thyroid cancer (TC) which is an increasing common cancer worldwide. Consistent evidence shows that body mass is positively associated with TC risk. As excess weight is a state of chronic inflammation, we investigated the relationship…

Association between plasma phospholipid saturated fatty acids and metabolic markers of lipid, hepatic, inflammation and glycaemic pathways in eight European countries: a cross-sectional analysis in the EPIC-InterAct study

Background Accumulating evidence suggests that individual circulating saturated fatty acids (SFAs) are heterogeneous in their associations with cardio-metabolic diseases, but evidence about associations of SFAs with metabolic markers of different pathogenic pathways is limited. We aimed to examine the associations between plasma phospholipid SFAs and the metabolic markers of lipid, hepatic, glycaemic and inflammation pathways.…

Serum concentrations of organochlorine compounds and predictors of exposure in children living in agricultural communities from South-Eastern Spain

Background Information on exposure levels to organochlorine compounds (OCs) in child population is limited, despite their greater vulnerability to the adverse health effects of these chemicals. Objective To determine serum concentrations of 10 OCs (including organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls –PCBs–) in children living in agricultural communities from Almería (South-Eastern Spain), and to identify the…

Circulating concentrations of vitamin D in relation to pancreatic cancer risk in European populations

Evidence from in vivo, in vitro and ecological studies are suggestive of a protective effect of vitamin D against pancreatic cancer. However, this has not been confirmed by analytical epidemiological studies. We aimed to examine the association between pre-diagnostic circulating vitamin D concentrations and pancreatic cancer incidence in European populations. We conducted a pooled nested…

PSS15 – Economic Evaluation for The Treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections (ABSSSI) From The NHS Perspective: A Spending Predictor Model for Italy, Romania and Spain

Objectives Dalbavancin is a new innovative long-acting antimicrobial treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections (ABSSSI) that allows clinicians to endorse an early discharge (ED) approach. Aim of this study was to develop a spending predictor model for evaluating the direct costs associated with the management of ABSSSI from a National Payer perspective…

Impacto del dolor crónico discapacitante: resultados de un estudio poblacional transversal con entrevista cara a cara

Objetivo Conocer el impacto del dolor crónico discapacitante (DCD) en la calidad de vida, el trabajo, el consumo de medicamentos y la utilización de servicios sanitarios. Diseño Estudio poblacional transversal con entrevista cara a cara y diseño muestral complejo. Emplazamiento Encuesta Andaluza de Salud (edición 2011). Participantes Un total de 6.507 personas ≥ 16 años (p = q = 0,5; nivel…

Priorities for health economic methodological research: results of an expert consultation

Background: The importance of economic evaluation in decision making is growing with increasing budgetary pressures on health systems. Diverse economic evidence is available for a range of interventions across national contexts within Europe, but little attention has been given to identifying evidence gaps that, if filled, could contribute to more efficient allocation of resources. One…

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptomatology in People affected by Home Eviction in Spain

Despite the higher proportion of foreclosures and home evictions executed in Spain, compared to other countries, and the known link between social exclusion and mental health problems, studies exploring this association in Spain remain scarce. This study investigated the link between the process of home eviction and the appearance of symptomatology of post-traumatic stress disorder…

The Effectiveness of HIV Prevention Interventions in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Ethnic Minority Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Background. Surveys in the United States and Europe have shown a plateau of new HIV cases, with certain regions and populations disproportionately affected by the disease. Ethnic minority women and socioeconomically disadvantaged groups are disproportionately affected by HIV. Previous reviews have focused on prevention interventions targeting ethnic minority men who have sex with men, have…