Prospective association of liver function biomarkers with development of hepatobiliary cancers

Introduction Serum liver biomarkers (gamma-glutamyl transferase, GGT; alanine aminotransferase, ALT; aspartate aminotransferase, AST; alkaline phosphatase, ALP; total bilirubin) are used as indicators of liver disease, but there is currently little data on their prospective association with risk of hepatobiliary cancers. Methods A nested-case control study was conducted within the prospective EPIC cohort (>520,000 participants, 10…

The Use of Statistics in Health Sciences: Situation Analysis and Perspective

Statistics plays a crucial role in research, planning and decision-making in the health sciences. Progress in technologies and continued research in computational statistics has enabled us to implement sophisticated mathematical models within software that are handled by non-statistician researchers. As a result, over the last decades, medical journals have published a host of papers that…

Elaboración de criterios e indicadores para desarrollar y evaluar programas de envejecimiento saludable en los lugares de trabajo

Fundamentos: En el actual contexto poblacional de envejecimiento de la población y prolongación de la vida laboral, los programas de promoción de salud en el trabajo son una herramienta clave y necesaria para promover un envejecimiento activo y saludable. El objetivo fue elaborar una herramienta tipo lista de verificación para orientar la planificación, implementación y…

Modeling the costs and long-term health benefits of screening the general population for risks of cardiovascular disease: a review of methods used in the literature

Background Strategies for screening and intervening to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in primary care settings need to be assessed in terms of both their costs and long-term health effects. We undertook a literature review to investigate the methodologies used. Methods In a framework of developing a new health-economic model for evaluating different…