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AIMS/HYPOTHESIS To assess the feasibility and effectiveness of an active real-life primary care lifestyle intervention in preventing type 2 diabetes within a high-risk Mediterranean population. METHODS A prospective cohort study was performed in the setting of Spanish primary care. White-European individuals without diabetes aged 45-75 years (n = 2,054)(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate differences in the performance of the Finnish Diabetes Risk Score (FINDRISC) as a screening tool for glucose abnormalities after shifting from glucose-based diagnostic criteria to the proposed new hemoglobin (Hb)A1c-based criteria. METHODS A cross-sectional primary-care study was conducted as the first part of an active real-life(More)
To estimate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) in a population receiving attention in primary care centers (PCC) we selected a random cohort of ostensibly normal subjects from the registers of 5 basic-health area (BHA) PCC. Diagnosis of MS was with the WHO, NCEP and IDF criteria. Variables recorded were: socio-demographic data, CVD risk factors(More)
To assess the efficacy and safety of acarbose as an adjunct to high sulfonylurea (SU) doses in patients with imminent SU failure, a randomised, multicentric, 6 month double-blind, parallel and placebo-controlled trial was performed in primary healthcare. Entry criteria were: NIDDM patients in concomitant dietary follow-up, age > 40 year-old, more than 3(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated the epidemiology, natural history and resource use associated with influenza in the general population setting in Italy. METHODS For a 3-month winter epidemic period, 202 GPs reported daily the number of visits performed for influenza-like illness (ILI), clinical influenza and any other cause. In addition, the first 10(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Transferring the results from clinical trials on type 2 diabetes prevention is the objective of the Diabetes in Europe-Prevention using Lifestyle, Physical Activity and Nutritional intervention (DE-PLAN) project in Catalonia, whose cost-effectiveness analysis is now presented. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective cohort study was(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate stroke risk for diabetes, isolated or associated to metabolic syndrome (MS) according WHO and National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) criteria. DESIGN Multicentre and prospective cohort study. SETTING Primary health care. PARTICIPANTS Subjects between 55-85 years-old without any evidence of stroke, included from 1998 in a(More)
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that has a major social impact. Proper planning for the management of patients with diabetes mellitus requires consideration of the important costs that diabetes imposes on the health system. Most of the indirect costs (lost productivity as a result of disability, absenteeism, loss of potential productive years of(More)
The triglyceride and cholesterol content of total, very-low-, intermediate-, low-, and high-density lipoproteins, and of apolipoproteins (apo) Al, All, B, Cll, Clll, and E were determined in plasma from 107 patients with clinically well-controlled diabetes and from 66 age- and weight-matched healthy normal subjects. The diabetic patients were separated into(More)