Elena Cruz-Ferro

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SETTING Galicia, Spain. OBJECTIVE To describe changes in tuberculosis (TB) epidemiology and characteristics in Galicia, Spain, during the period 1996-2011. DESIGN Retrospective observational descriptive study of data obtained from the Tuberculosis Information System. The Galician Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Programme, created in 1994, is based(More)
SETTING Galicia, Spain. OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiological evolution and characteristics of tuberculosis (TB) in Galicia over a 10-year period from 1996 to 2005. DESIGN A retrospective, descriptive and observational study was conducted, based on data obtained from the Galicia Tuberculosis Registry. RESULTS The incidence of TB in Galicia fell(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the characteristics of patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), a descriptive prospective study was carried out applying a combination of exhaustive conventional epidemiology with molecular genotyping. SETTING All patients diagnosed with MDR-TB in Galicia, Spain, between 1998 and 2004 were included in the study. (More)
OBJECTIVE Knowledge on the distribution and determinants of tuberculous pleural effusions (TBPE) is incomplete. We aimed to describe the epidemiological trends and individual characteristics of TBPE in Galicia, Spain, over a 10-year period (2000-2009). DESIGN A retrospective, observational study based on epidemiological data obtained from the Galician(More)
FRAMEWORK Galicia, a region in north-east Spain with its own government and health system and a population of 2 695 880. OBJECTIVE To study the epidemiology of resistant tuberculosis (TB). DESIGN A prospective, descriptive, and observational study of all Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates processed by each of the laboratories in Galicia that perform(More)
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