F. G. Badía

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OBJECTIVE To describe the reasons for eventual dissatisfaction among the families of patients who died in the intensive care unit (ICU), regarding both the assistance offered during the patient's stay in the hospital and the information received from the medical staff. DESIGN Cross-sectional descriptive study, which was conducted after a survey using a(More)
Public perception of organ donation critically affects the availability of organ transplantation in the Western world. To assess the attitude of young adults towards the donation of organs and to investigate potential factors influencing their knowledge and actual behavior regarding organ transplantation, we evaluated a handout questionnaire survey of all(More)
This study evaluated the seroprevalence of poliovirus types 1, 2 and 3 antibodies and vaccination coverage in 780 subjects aged between 7 months and 39 years in Montevideo, Uruguay, where oral polio vaccine (OPV) is used. Antibody titers were measured and seroprotection rates and geometric mean titers (GMTs) were compared among four age groups. Vaccination(More)
Recommended by Shey-Huei Sheu This paper deals with the maintenance policy of a system subject to periodical inspections aimed at detecting the occurrence of failures. After the first N − 1 failure, the system undergoes an imperfect repair that brings the system back to the operating condition while the Nth failure is followed by a perfect repair restoring(More)
Nineteen-year-old Swiss Army conscripts were questioned in 1992 (n = 1361) and 1995 (n = 1050) about their opinions regarding pain and euthanasia. In 1995, 85% (1992: 71%) considered pain as a fundamental part of life, 73% (1992: 77%) thought that the patient himself should decide how to control pain, and 50% (1992: 51%) would accept the idea of euthanasia(More)
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