Alberto Pérez-Rubio

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OBJECTIVES Spain has been a pioneer in the implementation of rapid HIV testing programmes in pharmacies to increase access to testing. However, no formal evaluation of the effectiveness of these programmes has been carried out to date. Our aim was to evaluate the ability of a novel in-pharmacy rapid HIV testing programme to promote diagnosis and reach(More)
INTRODUCTION Since the 80s two lineages of type B viruses are co - circulating in the world. Antigenic differences between them are important and it leads to lack of cross-reactivity. The impact on the burden of disease due to influenza B virus, poor foresight in estimating which of the two lineages of B viruses circulate in the season, and the consequent(More)
Rotavirus is one of the main causes of acute gastroenteritis in infants and young children. Furthermore, rotavirus is the leading cause of hospitalization and death from acute gastroenteritis among infants and young children worldwide. Although death due to rotavirus is rare in industrialized regions such as Spain, the rotavirus disease burden and its(More)
BACKGROUND Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol (AEP) has proved to be a useful tool for reviewing the utilisation of hospital resources. The aim of this article is to determine the proportion of inappropriate admissions and stays, as well as their causes, in patients hospitalised in the Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid (HCUV). MATERIAL AND(More)
BACKGROUND In April 2009, the World Health Organization declared the emergence of human cases by a new influenza virus H1N1 as a Public Health Emergency of International Importance. Our objective was to analyze the characteristics of the cases investigated and to assess the compliance of the subjects studied with the indications and recommendations of the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The recent approval of influenza A H1N1 monovalent vaccine has attracted considerable public health interest. The aim of this paper is to assess the development of vaccination campaign in Castilla y Leon. MATERIAL AND METHOD We have performed a descriptive analysis of the number of vaccines given in Castilla y Leon from November(More)
One of the fundamental ways of increasing hospital efficiency is to ensure that unnecessary hospital stays are avoided. To date, no study on this topic has been published by any cardiology department in Spain. We performed a retrospective observational analytical study to determine the rate of unnecessary hospital stays. Data were collected in accordance(More)