Ángeles Jaén

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BACKGROUND Few studies have investigated the independent effects of occupational exposures and smoking on chronic bronchitis and airflow obstruction. We assessed the association between lifetime occupational exposures and airflow obstruction in a cross-sectional survey in an urban-industrial area of Catalonia, Spain. METHODS We interviewed 576 subjects of(More)
OBJECTIVE We analyze the factors related to progression to AIDS or death in HIV-infected patients from the Proyecto para la Informatización del Seguimiento Clínico epidemiológico de los pacientes con Infección por VIH/SIDA (PISCIS) Cohort and we assess the optimal time to initiate highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) taking lead time into account.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to describe the process of implementation of the PISCIS cohort, and to describe the clinical and epidemiological characteristics and trends of antiretroviral treatment (ART) among patients enrolled from 1998 through 2003. PATIENTS AND METHOD Prospective cohort study of HIV-infected patients aged > or =(More)
Currently, neuropsychological impairment among HIV+ patients on antiretroviral therapy leads to a reduction in the quality of life and it is an important challenge due to the high prevalence of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders and its concomitant consequences in relation to morbidity and mortality- including those HIV+ patients with adequate(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare two job exposure matrices (JEMs) for the evaluation of asthma risks related to specific occupational exposures in a community-based study. METHODS A questionnaire on self-reported asthma, respiratory symptoms and current occupation was sent to the participants of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey in five areas in(More)
BACKGROUND In order to determine the feasibility of substituting pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) for doxorubicin in combination with cyclophosphamide and trastuzumab as adjuvant therapy, we conducted a phase II study of the combination as first-line therapy in human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) overexpressing metastatic breast cancer(More)
PURPOSE The primary aim of this trial was to assess the rate of pathologic complete responses (pCR) of doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide (AC) followed by bevacizumab/docetaxel (BT), as neoadjuvant therapy for breast cancer (BC). Furthermore, the association between biomarkers and the pCR was explored. METHODS Patients with HER-negative operable stage II-III BC(More)
In a single-center, open, phase II trial, we assessed the toxicity and activity of a triple combination therapy--doxorubicin at 30 mg/m2 (day 1), paclitaxel (Taxol) at 135 mg/m2 (day 2), and gemcitabine (Gemzar) at 2,500 mg/m2 (day 2 after paclitaxel)--administered biweekly in a 28-day cycle for six cycles. This was given as first-line treatment in 41(More)
The prevalence of COPD is high, and most cases remain undiagnosed. In contrast, some patients labeled and treated as COPD do not have spirometric confirmation. Our objective was to determine the prevalence of COPD among smokers aged 45 years or older and investigate the accuracy of diagnosis of COPD in primary care. A population-based, epidemiological study(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of chronic bronchitis, asthma and airflow limitation in the general population of the urban-industrial area in and around the town of Sabadell (Catalonia, Spain), and to assess its degree of association with smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke. METHODS Transversal study of 642 men and women between 20 and 70(More)