Ana Estany-Gestal

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INTRODUCTION Parkinson' disease (PD) is one of the most prevalent neurodegenerative diseases, and more than half of patients with PD experience falls. Research for clinically useful risk factors predicting falls has yielded inconsistent findings so far. Hence the aim of the study is to validate two different posturography techniques and one modified-timed(More)
CYP2C9 is a major liver enzyme responsible of the metabolism of many clinically important drugs. The presence of CYP2C9 genetic polymorphisms has been associated with marked interindividual variability in its catalytic activity that could result in drug toxicity. Here we present frequencies of the most common CYP2C9 coding variants CYP2C9*2 (C430T) and(More)
The existence of genetic polymorphisms in metabolizing enzymes can be regarded as one of the principal causes of interindividual variation in response to drugs and adverse reactions. In the case of enzyme CYP2C9, the presence of genetic coding variants could be considered a risk factor for suffering from gastrointestinal haemorrhages associated with the use(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess whether the CYP2C9*2 and/or *3 variants might modify the risk for NSAID-related upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) in NSAID users. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a multicenter, case-control study in which cases were patients aged more than 18 years with a diagnosis of UGIB, and controls were matched (1(More)
BACKGROUND Poor awareness of periodontal diseases and their consequences has been reported as the most frequent reason for periodontal treatment failure on a community basis. This study aims to identify the most relevant gaps of knowledge about periodontal diseases among the general public and to disclose whether these gaps are culturally consistent. (More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES The starting dose for narrowband UV-B phototherapy is determined by a patient's skin phototype or minimal erythema dose (MED). Calculation of MED identifies patients with unsuspected photosensitivity. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of factors such as concomitant use of photosensitizing agents, diagnosis,(More)
Socioeconomic inequalities cause more disease and death than most risk factors, especially in cities. This systematic review of the scientific evidence included articles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian and excluded studies with low levels of evidence and those that did not analyze associations between mortality and socioeconomic status in urban(More)
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