Eduardo Sobreviela

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OBJECTIVE Our study was designed to assess the symptom loads, treatment strategies, and impact on daily life of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms who consulted primary care (PC) health care providers in Spain. METHODS This was a multicenter, observational, cross-sectional study in a sample of 5735 consecutive patients visiting(More)
AIM To evaluate an evidence-based educational program for improving strategies for prevention of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-associated gastrointestinal (GI) complications. METHODS Four hundred and fifty-six specialists replied to a questionnaire that covered issues related to NSAID-induced adverse effects. They also collected data from(More)
AIMS To assess health-related quality of life (HRQL) in Spanish outpatients with chronic heart failure (CHF). METHODS Cross-sectional study carried out in a sample of CHF patients (echocardiography was performed in all of them) followed either in Primary Care (PC) centres or Cardiology outpatient clinics throughout Spain. HRQL was evaluated using the(More)
BACKGROUND Scales for aiding physicians diagnose gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have not been evaluated in terms of their ability to discriminate between troublesome symptoms (TS) and non-troublesome symptoms (NTS). Our objective is to evaluate the ability of the Reflux Disease Questionnaire (RDQ) to identify GERD according to referral of TS, in(More)
OBJECTIVE To know the proportion of hypertensive patients with heart failure and its treatment in Primary Health Care. METHODS Observational, multicenter study conducted in Primary Health Care. The sample selection technique was a non-probabilistic selection of consecutive cases. Hypertensive patients with blood test and electrocardiogram performed in the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to establish the proportion of hypertensive patients diagnosed with heart failure (HF) and at high risk of developing it in Primary Care (PC) centres in Spain. METHODS Observational, multicentre study. Each investigator included data from 5 consecutive hypertensive patients. A routine laboratory test and a electrocardiogram(More)
The HICAP (Hypertension and Heart Failure in Primary Care) study is a cross-sectional, multicentre, epidemiological study conduced in primary care centres in Spain. The results indicate that among hypertensive patients without heart failure (HF), diagnosed renal dysfunction is associated with the risk for developing HF and that the renal function evaluation(More)
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