The spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Spain: hygiene habits, sociodemographic profile, mobility patterns and comorbidities

COVID-19 constitutes the largest pandemic in the last 100 years. In view of the rapid spread of the virus, it is necessary to study the sociodemographic characteristics, hygiene habits, activity and mobility, and comorbidities of SARS-CoV-2 infection to be able to implement prevention strategies. For this purpose, a survey including the variables of interest was…

Evaluation of the COVID-19 response in Spain: principles and requirements

Although we received widespread support from more than 50 scientific societies and associations representing public health, medical, and nursing professional communities; there is now a need to define such an evaluation in terms of its timing, scope, and leadership. Here, we suggest three major requisites and four guiding principles, adapted from McKee and colleagues, which…

Recognizing a Heart Attack: Patients’ Knowledge of Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Its Relation to Prehospital Decision Delay in Acute Coronary Syndrome

In acute coronary syndromes (ACSs), longer decision delay – the time patients wait before seeking medical attention after symptoms have started – increases the risk of complications and death. However, many patients wait much longer than recommended and research is needed investigating how patient decision delay can be reduced. In a cross-sectional study of 120…

El bibliotecario como coautor de revisiones y síntesis de evidencia

Sr. Director: A raíz del debate generado en el grupo de trabajo de bibliotecarios/as de ciencias de la salud #Ayudabiblioteca (https://view.genial.ly/5e92f5a5fba9d40d9e580bcb), creado para hacer frente a las demandas de información por la pandemia de COVID-19, queremos exponer la posición de nuestro colectivo respecto a la coautoría en artículos científicos de revisión. Los trabajos de revisión…

Fried-Food Consumption Does Not Increase the Risk of Stroke in the Spanish Cohort of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Study

Background The nutritional determinants of stroke and, more specifically, the association of frying with the risk of incident stroke have rarely been studied. Objectives Our aim was to evaluate prospectively the association between the consumption of fried food and the risk of incident stroke in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study using…

La perspectiva de despatologización trans: ¿una aportación para enfoques de salud pública y prácticas clínicas en salud mental? Informe SESPAS 2020

A lo largo de la última década, la perspectiva teórico-activista de despatologización trans ha contribuido a un cambio en la conceptualización de los procesos de tránsito por los géneros. Partiendo de la observación de una relación entre o interrelación de psiquiatrización y violencia transfóbica, grupos activistas por la despatologización trans y personas aliadas demandan la…

La respuesta de Gaceta Sanitaria a la pandemia de D-19. Gestión rápida y transferencia

Vivimos tiempos insólitos, cada vez resulta más evidente que el efecto de la actividad de nuestra sociedad dominada por el neoliberalismo tecno-globalizado tiene efectos muy negativos sobre el bienestar social y del planeta, y abundan las iniciativas científicas para intentar caracterizar la situación actual. Desde la geología han propuesto llamar a nuestra era el Antropoceno,…

A Body Shape Index (ABSI) achieves better mortality risk stratification than alternative indices of abdominal obesity: results from a large European cohort

Abdominal and general adiposity are independently associated with mortality, but there is no consensus on how best to assess abdominal adiposity. We compared the ability of alternative waist indices to complement body mass index (BMI) when assessing all-cause mortality. We used data from 352,985 participants in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)…

Circulating bilirubin levels and risk of colorectal cancer: serological and Mendelian randomization analyses

Background Bilirubin, a byproduct of hemoglobin breakdown and purported anti-oxidant, is thought to be cancer preventive. We conducted complementary serological and Mendelian randomization (MR) analyses to investigate whether alterations in circulating levels of bilirubin are associated with risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). We decided a priori to perform analyses separately in men and women based…