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OBJECTIVE We sought to synthesize the findings of studies evaluating interventions to improve the cultural competence of health professionals. DESIGN This was a systematic literature review and analysis. METHODS We performed electronic and hand searches from 1980 through June 2003 to identify studies that evaluated interventions designed to improve the(More)
We have analysed 972 unrelated Spanish cystic fibrosis patients for 70 known mutations. Analysis was performed on exons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6a, 6b, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14a, 14b, 15, 16, 17b, 18, 19, 20 and 21 of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator gene using single strand conformation polymorphism analysis and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis. The(More)
BACKGROUND Despite awareness of inequities in health care quality, little is known about strategies that could improve the quality of healthcare for ethnic minority populations. We conducted a systematic literature review and analysis to synthesize the findings of controlled studies evaluating interventions targeted at health care providers to improve(More)
The Spanish and Portuguese working group (GEP) of international society for forensic genetics (ISFG) 1999-2000 collaborative exercise on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) included the analysis of four bloodstain samples and one hair shaft sample by 19 participating laboratories from Spain, Portugal and several Latin-American countries. A wide range of sequence(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is mediated by oxidative stress, neurohormonal activation, and inflammatory activation. Serum uric acid (SUA) is a surrogate marker of oxidative stress. Xanthine oxidase produces SUA and is upregulated by inflammation and neurohormones. OBJECTIVE To perform a meta-analysis to evaluate the evidence supporting an(More)
BACKGROUND Tools that measure knowledge, attitudes, and skills reflecting cultural competence of health professionals have not been comprehensively identified, described, or critiqued. SUMMARY We systematically reviewed English-language articles published from 1980 through June 2003 that evaluated the effectiveness of cultural competence curricula(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate health care resource utilization and costs 1 year before and 3 years after a fibromyalgia (FM) diagnosis. METHODS This retrospective cohort analysis used claims from Humana to identify newly diagnosed FM patients ≥18 years of age based on ≥2 medical claims for ICD-9 CM code 729.1 and 729.0 between June 1, 2002 and March 1, 2005.(More)
We have determined the frequency of deletion delta F508 and mutation G542X, a nonsense mutation in exon 11 of the cystic fibrosis (CF) gene, in a sample of 400 Spanish CF families. Mutation G542X represents 8% of the total number of CF mutations in Spain, making it the second most common mutation after the delta F508 deletion, which accounts for 48% of CF(More)
We report the results of Spanish and Portuguese working group (GEP) of International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG) Collaborative Exercise 2001-2002 on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis. 64 laboratories from Spain, Portugal and several Latin-American countries participated in this quality control exercise. Five samples were sent to the participating(More)