Erika Miranda-Serrano

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RATIONALE Obstructive sleep apnea and systemic hypertension (SH) are highly prevalent. Although their association has been suggested in cross-sectional studies, conflicting evidence has emerged from longitudinal studies. OBJECTIVES To assess the association between obstructive sleep apnea and SH in the middle-aged general population. METHODS A total of(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective is to develop a method for calculating the prevalence of stroke based on Markov models and to apply it to the assessment of the budget impact analysis of thrombolytic treatment. METHODS A Markov model was used to reproduce the natural history of stroke. The first step was to run the model to build the sojourn matrix from the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) inserted by nurses using an ultrasound-guided technique at bed-side. METHODS An observational and prospective study was conducted on all the PICC inserted at bed-side by an ultrasound-guided technique at the Araba University Hospital. The technique was introduced in June(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To estimate the prevalence of difficult venous access in complex patients with multimorbidity and to identify associated risk factors. BACKGROUND In highly complex patients, factors like ageing, the need for frequent use of irritant medication and multiple venous catheterisations to complete treatment could contribute to exhaustion of(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the intention of general population and health professionals to vaccinate against the H1N1 influenza A virus. To determine the perception of severity of the H1N1 influenza A in both groups compared to that of seasonal influenza. METHODS Cross-sectional telephone survey performed to a sample of population (obtained randomly from the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the intention of health professionals, doctors and nurses, concerning whether or not to be vaccinated against A/H1N1 influenza virus, and their perception of the severity of this pandemic compared with seasonal flu. MATERIAL AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out based on an questionnaire e-mailed to health(More)
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