Beatriz Armada

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The present report described the hematologic and molecular study of the second case of Hb D-Punjab associated with a beta zero-thalassemia found in Spain and the first case in which the mutations have been identified at molecular level. A family from India is studied, which is constituted by mother (I2) and 3 children (II1, II2 and II3). The molecular(More)
BACKGROUND Prescription of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) should be based on the assessment of both gastrointestinal (GI) and cardiovascular (CV) risk for the individual patient. We aimed to assess the GI/CV risk profile and the pharmacological management of patients with osteoarthritis (OA) in clinical practice. METHODS We conducted a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Hip and knee osteoarthritis is highly prevalent in the elderly, and the incidence is estimated to increase in the coming decades. Prior to surgery, symptomatic treatment, starting with non-pharmacological therapies, should be prescribed. Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is the recommended first pharmacological treatment for(More)
PURPOSE To check out the incidence of beta-thalassaemia in different regions of Spain and to demonstrate its heterogeneity. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study was performed on 60 peripheral blood samples from patients diagnosed of beta-thalassaemia by conventional methods, namely, microcytosis, HbA2 over 3.5%, increased HbF. DNA was isolated with(More)
Hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a common cause of disability, with great quality of life and economic impact, hence the need for effective treatment. Patient satisfaction with treatment is a measure of therapeutic effectiveness and may be used to assess treatment switch in OA patients. A 3-month multicenter, prospective, epidemiologic,(More)
BACKGROUND The selective alpha 1-adrenoceptor antagonist doxazosin in both standard formulation and gastrointestinal therapeutic system (GITS) controlled-release formulation is effective for hypertension without having a negative impact on serum lipids. This study was designed to compare the relative efficacy of these two formulations of doxazosin on clinic(More)