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The aim of this study was to assess the trend of motor neuron disease mortality in Spain from 1990 to 2005, and to ascertain the existence of geographical differences in mortality rates. MND deaths are registered by the National Statistics Institute of Spain – International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes ICD9 335.2 (1990-1998) and ICD10 G12.2(More)
Paget's disease of bone is a common condition characterized by bone pain, deformity, pathological fracture, and an increased incidence of osteosarcoma. Genetic factors play a role in the pathogenesis of Paget's disease but the molecular basis of the disease remains unclear. Previous genetic linkage studies have mapped the rare Paget's disease-like bone(More)
Recent data have suggested secular changes implying a current trend toward decreased clinical severity of Paget's disease of bone (PD). To test this hypothesis, we conducted a study comparing the characteristics of two groups of PD patients, as disclosed from a sample assessed systematically. The investigation was a hospital-based study of all cases(More)
The cause of Paget's disease of bone (PDB) is unknown. In an attempt to ascertain the proportion of familial cases and evaluate the influence of genetic factors on the occurrence of the disease, a study was undertaken based on 35 PDB patients from our Unit. Their families were investigated, with the participation of a total of 128 first-degree relatives.(More)
To identify animal-related factors associated with Paget's disease of bone (osteitis deformans), we conducted a case-control study in two geographical areas of Spain characterized by different socioeconomic profiles. The analysis presented here is based on 149 cases and 150 controls, frequency matched by sex, age, study area, and place of residence in youth(More)
The aim of this study is to describe the childhood vasculitis hospital burden in Spain (1997-2011), considering type of disease, hospitalization rates and time trends. Data were obtained from the National Discharges Basic Minimum Data Set (National Patient Data Base). Inpatient events of children younger than 15 years of age were analyzed. Principal(More)
We describe a patient who had multiple subcutaneous rheumatoid nodules associated with episodes of acute intermittent arthritis and subchondral cystic lesions of the small bones of the hands and feet; this condition is termed "rheumatoid nodulosis." The patient had a cystic lesion in communication with the joint cavity, rheumatoid granulomas, and evidence(More)
We aimed to investigate the epidemiological determinants, clinical features, and genetic pattern of FOP in our country by evaluating the entire population of patients identified according to a combination of methods. To achieve this, 24 individuals were confirmed as FOP cases, 17 of whom were alive at the end of 2011 (point prevalence=0.36 × 10(-6)). The(More)
BACKGROUND Few risk factors for the childhood leukemia are well established. While a small fraction of cases of childhood leukemia might be partially attributable to some diseases or ionizing radiation exposure, the role of industrial and urban pollution also needs to be assessed. OBJECTIVES To ascertain the possible effect of residential proximity to(More)