Cristina Regueiro

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PURPOSE Both generalist and pulmonologist physicians care for patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We studied patients hospitalized with severe COPD to explore whether supervision of care by pulmonologists is associated with greater costs or better survival. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We studied 866 adults with severe COPD enrolled(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies suggest that specialty care is more costly but may produce improved outcomes for patients with acute cardiac illnesses. OBJECTIVE To determine whether patients with congestive heart failure who are cared for by cardiologists experienced differences in costs, care patterns, and survival compared with patients of generalists. (More)
A large fraction of the patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) develop specific autoantibodies, which until recently were only of two types, rheumatoid factor (RF) and anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA). We aimed to replicate important findings about a recently described third type of specific autoantibodies, anti-carbamylated protein (anti-CarP)(More)