El estudio de las desigualdades sociales en la salud infantil y adolescente en España

Objetivo El objetivo del trabajo es recopilar y describir los estudios realizados en España sobre desigualdades sociales en salud infantil y adolescente, con especial énfasis en los determinantes sociales. Método En julio de 2012 se realizó una revisión sistemática en PubMed, MEDES, SCOPUS y COCHRANE. Se incluyeron estudios sobre desigualdades sociales en salud infantil y…

Factores predictores de la institucionalización de personas mayores en situación de dependencia en Andalucía

Objetivo El presente artículo reflexiona sobre la necesidad de apostar por la articulación de una estrategia de ética que incluya 2 de los pilares básicos que afectan al bienestar de las personas, la atención de los servicios sanitarios y de los servicios sociales. El objetivo es realizar un acercamiento a la percepción de profesionales de…

Plasma fetuin-A concentration, genetic variation in the AHSG gene and risk of colorectal cancer

Fetuin-A, also referred to as α2-Heremans-Schmid glycoprotein (AHSG), is a liver protein known to inhibit insulin actions. Hyperinsulinemia is a possible risk factor for colorectal cancer; however, the role of fetuin-A in the development of colorectal cancer is unclear. We investigated the association between circulating fetuin-A and colorectal cancer risk in a nested case–control study…

A «tale of two countries»: narratives of hearts, patients and doctors in the Spanish press

In this article we explore how the Spanish written press – ABC, La Vanguardia, and Blanco y Negro – and the official newsreel No-Do, created and disseminated a narrative about heart transplantations at the end of the 1960s. We consider how Franco’s regime used Christiaan Barnard’s heart transplants to legitimize the Spanish dictatorship and as…

Trends in lung cancer incidence by histologic subtype in the south of Spain, 1985–2012: a population-based study

Purpose To analyze and interpret age- and sex-specific incidence trends of lung cancer in Granada over the period 1985–2012 and to further analyze these trends by histologic subtype. Methods Incidence data were obtained from the population-based cancer registry located in Granada (Southern Spain). All cases with newly diagnosed primary lung cancer over the period 1985–2012…

Polymorphisms of pesticide-metabolizing genes in children living in intensive farming communities

Polymorphisms in genes encoding xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes (XME) are important parameters accounting for the wide inter-individual variability to environmental exposures. Paraoxonase-1 (PON1), butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) and Cytochrome-P450 constitute major classes of XME involved in the detoxification of pesticide chemicals, in particular organophosphates. This study explored the allelic frequency, linkage disequilibrium and haplotype analysis of ten common polymorphic…