Esteve Colomé

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the burden of Crohn's disease in Spain. DESIGN Observational, cross-sectional study of patients affected with Crohn's disease who were attended to in hospitals in Spain. METHODS Three structured questionnaires were used: one completed by the gastroenterologists to obtain demographic, clinical and disease activity data; a phone(More)
Scalp lesions are common in psoriasis and difficult to treat. Scientific evidence on the topic is scant and fragmentary, especially with respect to long-term treatment. This consensus statement is based on a critical assessment of the results of a MEDLINE search for clinical trials of the efficacy and safety of therapies used to treat scalp psoriasis. The(More)
Topical therapy continues to be one of the pillars of psoriasis management. Topical corticosteroids and vitamin D analogs are the drugs of choice during the induction phase, and vitamin D analogs continue to be drugs of choice for maintenance therapy. Tazarotene and dithranol are suitable options in patients with certain, specific characteristics. The(More)
INTRODUCTION Decision-making in cancer-related venous thromboembolism (VTE) is often founded on scant lines of evidence and weak recommendations. The aim of this work is to evaluate the percentage of agreement surrounding a series of statements about complex, clinically relevant, and highly uncertain aspects to formulate explicit action guidelines. (More)
In order to discover the present state of research into the use of medication (UM) in primary care, articles published in the "Original Articles" sections of Medicina Clínica (MC) (Clinical Medicine) and Atención Primaria (AP) (Primary Care) between 1983 and 1990, were studied. A total of 130 articles that meet the definition of the WHO for studies into the(More)
Recently marketed drugs have limited experience in clinical use. Follow-up evaluation is therefore needed, particularly when these drugs are "restricted use" medicines, such as the second-generation cephalosporins. We present a follow-up of the first use of cefonicid, which was carried out after its substitution for cefuroxime in our hospital. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To discover the therapeutic strategies for Crohn's disease used in Spain and to analyse the factors associated with the use of each treatment. DESIGN Observational, cross-sectional study of patients with Crohn's disease who attended hospitals in Spain. METHODS Two structured questionnaires were used, one completed by gastroenterologists about(More)
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