Priorización de actividades clínicas no recomendadas en Atención Primaria

Fundamento. Priorización de las recomendaciones “no hacer” procedentes de la lista de la Sociedad Española de Medicina de Familia y Comunitaria (Semfyc) de actividades preventivas, diagnósticas, terapéuticas o de cuidados que no es correcto hacer en Atención Primaria (AP), a través de un consenso de profesionales expertos de medicina, farmacia y enfermería. Método. Mediante un…

Clinical interval and diagnostic characteristics in a cohort of bladder cancer patients in Spain: a multicenter observational study

Objective We performed a cohort study in seven hospitals in Spain to determine the clinical characteristics of incident patients with bladder cancer, the diagnostic process, and the conditions that might affect health care interval times. Results 314 patients with bladder cancer were included, 70.3 (Standard Deviation [SD] 11.2) years old and 85.0% male. Clinical stage…

Hacia una salud pública orientada desde los determinantes sociales de la salud: informe de un taller

Este artículo es el producto de los resultados de un taller con expertos y expertas en salud pública realizado en Granada en octubre de 2015, que tuvo por objetivo reflexionar sobre qué elementos clave deberían caracterizar una salud pública orientada desde los determinantes sociales de la salud. La labor de abogacía y la formación de…

Comparabilidad de las ediciones 2006/7 y 2011/12 de la Encuesta Nacional de Salud de España

Fundamentos: La Encuesta Nacional de Salud de España (ENSE) es una de las fuentes principales sobre determinantes sociales de la salud. Los objetivos de este trabajo fueron describir el procedimiento de fusión de las ediciones 2006/07 y 2011/12 de la ENSE, y proporcionar acceso libre a las bases de datos y directorio de variables. Métodos:…

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…

Interaction of Dietary and Genetic Factors Influencing Body Iron Status and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Within the EPIC-InterAct Study

OBJECTIVE Meat intake has been consistently shown to be positively associated with incident type 2 diabetes. Part of that association may be mediated by body iron status, which is influenced by genetic factors. We aimed to test for interactions of genetic and dietary factors influencing body iron status in relation to the risk of incident…

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…