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BACKGROUND The recent emergence of the 2009 pandemic influenza A/H1N1 virus has highlighted the value of free and open access to influenza virus genome sequence data integrated with information about other important virus characteristics. DESIGN The Influenza Research Database (IRD, http://www.fludb.org) is a free, open, publicly-accessible resource(More)
BACKGROUND There is a vast amount of information published regarding the impact of 2009 pandemic Influenza A (pH1N1) virus infection. However, a comparison of risk factors and outcome during the 2010-2011 post-pandemic period has not been described. METHODS A prospective, observational, multi-center study was carried out to evaluate the clinical(More)
  • Xavier Calvet, Miquel Àngel Ruíz, Angelina Dosal, Laura Moreno, Maria López, Ariadna Figuerola +4 others
  • 2012
OBJECTIVE Intravenous iron is widely used to treat iron deficiency in day-care units. Ferric carboxymaltose (FCM) allows administration of larger iron doses than iron sucrose (IS) in each infusion (1000 mg vs. 200 mg). As FCM reduces the number of infusions required but is more expensive, we performed a cost-minimization analysis to compare the cost impact(More)
BACKGROUND The ability of pigs to become infected with low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) viruses and then generate mammalian adaptable influenza A viruses is difficult to determine. Yet, it is an important link to understanding any relationship between LPAI virus ecology and possible epidemics among swine and/or humans. OBJECTIVES Assess(More)
INTRODUCTION Defensive medicine is a medical practice in which health care providers' primary intent is to avoid criticism and lawsuits, rather than providing for patients' medical needs. The purpose of this study was to characterize medical students' exposure to defensive medicine during medical school rotations. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional(More)
Deficits in social cognition contribute to the severe difficulties in daily functioning of schizophrenic patients, although they have never been connected with suicidality. Theory of mind (ToM) tasks explore basic social abilities and have been found to be defective in schizophrenia. The relationship between ToM anomalies and suicidal history was studied in(More)
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