Angels Orcau

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Tuberculosis (TB) is still a serious public health issue, even in large cities in developed countries. Control of this old disease is based on complicated programs that require completion of long treatments and contact tracing. In an accompanying research article published in BMC Public Health, Bothamley and colleagues found that areas with a ratio lower(More)
BACKGROUND Mortality among patients who complete tuberculosis (TB) treatment is still high among vulnerable populations. The objective of the study was to identify the probability of death and its predictive factors in a cohort of successfully treated TB patients. METHODS A population-based retrospective longitudinal study was performed in Barcelona,(More)
BACKGROUND Objectives: To determine whether the incidence of tuberculosis with pregnancy is more common than would be expected from the crude birth rate; to see whether there is significant delay in the diagnosis of tuberculosis during pregnancy. METHOD Design: A cross-sectional survey. SETTING 13 tuberculosis clinics within different European countries(More)
BACKGROUND Immigration can affect the evolution of TB as an AIDS-defining disease (AIDS-TB). METHODS The Barcelona AIDS register for 1994-2005 was analyzed, and the global characteristics of AIDS-TB and AIDS-non-TB cases were compared. The Mantel-Haenszel test was used in the trend analysis, and logistic regression was used in the multivariate analysis.(More)
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