Alberto Alonso Ruiz

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BACKGROUND Nursing clinics in rheumatology (NCR) are organizational models in the field of nursing care. There are various NCR models, but there is no consensus on its operational definition. Our objective is to develop quality standards to define and characterize a NCR. METHOD Two-round Delphi method. The panel consisted of 67 experts: Rheumatologists(More)
Infections are more frequent in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The capacity of the anti-TNF drugs (infliximab, etanercept, and adalimumab) to increase the risk of infections has been a motive of discussion during the past years. Only in two of the trials that have allowed the marketing of the infliximab and adalimumab more serious infections were(More)
OBJECTIVE To developed standards for quality of care and processing times in rheumatology. MATERIALS AND METHODS After a systematic review of the literature, a working group of 10 rheumatologists and 2 methodologists selected 164 indicators of quality of care and processing times. A panel of 65 experts rated the indicators following a Delphi methodology.(More)
A selective IgA deficiency (SD IgA) appears in a 0.15% of the population, being more frequent in autoimmune diseases. We present here eight patients presenting this association who were diagnosed at the Rheumatology Department during a period of eight years. Five patients suffered Juvenile Chronic Arthritis (JCA), two patients Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and(More)
OBJECTIVE Due to increasing improvement in the diagnosis, evaluation and management of osteoporosis and the development of new tools and drugs, the Spanish Society of Rheumatology (SER) has promoted the development of recommendations based on the best evidence available. These recommendations should be a reference to rheumatologists and other health(More)
Three treatment guidelines for the treatment of knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA) which pick up the aspects of treatment supported by evidence have been published. Opioid drugs have an important role in symptomatic treatment. The guidelines, the effectiveness, and the safety of opioid analgesics in osteoarthritis, as well as its implications in clinical(More)
The existence of arthritis in cutaneous panarteritis nodosa (CPAN) is controversial. We report a 52-year-old male with chronic destructive arthritis of both knees and palpable purpura in the feet, where the underlying histological finding was necrotizing arteritis. Systemic involvement was not demonstrated. AntiHBc and antiHBs antibodies were positive. Four(More)