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BACKGROUND The evolution of dementia depends on the underlying pathology, early diagnosis and the availability of effective treatment for some of the symptoms that interfere with the patients' or caregivers' quality of life. Even though there is no specific treatment to reverse dementia, some interventions such as reality orientation and skills training can(More)
UNLABELLED Pilot study to validate a Computerized Decision Support Systems (CDS) (HTE-DLP) for improving treatment of hyperlipidemia. METHODS HTE-DLP was programmed to offer automatic specific reminders for lipid treatment. Seventy-seven patients with high cardiovascular risk were randomized. 10 expert physicians in cardiovascular-risk management were(More)
Most ex-post evaluations of research funding programs are based on bibliometric methods and, although this approach has been widely used, it only examines one facet of the project's impact, that is, scientific productivity. More comprehensive models of payback assessment of research activities are designed for large-scale projects with extensive funding.(More)
Global investment in biomedical research has grown significantly over the last decades, reaching approximately a quarter of a trillion US dollars in 2010. However, not all of this investment is distributed evenly by gender. It follows, arguably, that scarce research resources may not be optimally invested (by either not supporting the best science or by(More)
Acupuncture is a medical procedure with a very wide range of indications according to the WHO. However the indications require robust scientific evidence to support them. We have conducted a systematic review (2010-2015) in order to define in which pathologies acupuncture can be an effective strategy, STRICTA criteria that aim to set up acupuncture clinical(More)
Malnutrition is a constant in candidates for liver transplant. Because of their particular characteristics, pre-operative nutritional intervention is difficult to apply, so that post-transplant action is necessary. A retrospective study was made, reviewing the clinical records of all the children undergoing liver transplants in 1992 in the "La Paz"(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the relevant barriers and enablers perceived by primary care professionals in implementing the recommendations of clinical practice guidelines (CPG). METHODS Two focus groups were conducted with primary care physicians and nurses in Catalonia (Spain) between October and December 2012. Thirty-nine health professionals were selected(More)
OBJECTIVE The PEGASO Project aims to design a technological system aimed at European adolescents to promote healthy lifestyles. The objective was to explore teenagers and their parents and teachers perceptions with regards to mobile technology use in promoting a healthier lifestyle, in terms of food and physical activity. METHODS Qualitative study based(More)
BACKGROUND The mass availability and use of mobile health (mHealth) technologies offers the potential for these technologies to support or substitute medical advice. However, it is worrisome that most assessment initiatives are still not able to successfully evaluate all aspects of mHealth solutions. As a result, multiple strategies to assess mHealth(More)