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To assess the publication rate of abstracts at 5 years after their presentation at three consecutive clinical pharmacology congresses and to examine the reasons relating to the lack of publication. Oral and poster presentations from the congresses of the Spanish Society of Clinical Pharmacology (SSCP) in 1994, 1996, and 1998 were reviewed. Authors were(More)
BACKGROUND During the last decade, the use of 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) has been steadily increasing in neurosurgery. The study's main objectives were to prospectively evaluate the effectiveness and safety of 5-ALA when used in clinical practice setting on high-grade gliomas' patients. METHODS National, multicenter and prospective observational study.(More)
BACKGROUND Aplastic anemia is a rare and severe disease. Its incidence varies considerably worldwide. We aimed at describing the epidemiology of this disease, including the incidence, mortality and survival trends, in a well-defined population. DESIGN AND METHODS Since 1980, a case-control surveillance study of aplastic anemia has been carried out by a(More)
Serotonin syndrome is a potentially life-threatening disorder of excessive serotoninergic activity often due to drug interactions. We report a case of serotonin syndrome induced by pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic interactions between three different selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) and possibly ciprofloxacin. Extreme caution is necessary(More)
A Phase I interventional Clinical Trial was performed with a potential tuberculosis vaccine, based on detoxified cellular fragments of M. tuberculosis, named RUTI. The objective was to evaluate the safety profile and T-cell immune responses over a 6-month period following subcutaneous inoculation. The double-blind, randomized and placebo-controlled trial(More)
This study was set up to document the variability of prescribing information from different sources concerning indications, side effects and cautions of selected drugs. An original method to measure the degree of information agreement among different written materials, such as summaries of product characteristics, package inserts and data sheets, and a(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Chronic outcome following acute idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is not yet defined. This prospective, long-term follow-up study aimed to analyze time to liver enzyme resolutions to establish the best definition and risk factors of DILI chronicity. METHODS 298 out of 850 patients in the Spanish DILI registry with no(More)
A 50-year-old man with ankylosing spondylitis who developed neutropenia after treatment of etanercept, with two positive rechallenges, and after the first infliximab infusion, is described. Although leukopenia and neutropenia related to etanercept and infliximab have been described as rare adverse events from clinical trials data, their mechanism of action(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) provide recommendations to assist health professionals and patients in the process of making decisions for specific clinical conditions to improve the quality of the patient care. However, there are concerns about the quality of some CPGs. The aim of this study was to review the quality of CPGs in pharmacologic(More)
Objective: To describe the prescribing patterns and their quality in relation to the prescriber’s medical speciality in a defined population. Methods: The study was done on a random sample of all primary care medical prescriptions made through the social security system during 1 year in Andorra, a small European country. Number and type of prescribed(More)