Fernando Caballero-Martinez

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OBJECTIVE The goals of this study were to explore the diverse criteria surrounding indications for antiepileptic therapy and to establish a consensus on drug selection for initial monotherapy in adult patients with epilepsy. METHODS The study was performed using the modified Delphi method, which aims to achieve professional consensus by means of a series(More)
The authors have designed and developed a telemedicine-based service for the follow-up and monitoring of patients on oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT) that consists of two phases; the first involving self-testing and the second involving guided self-management. To evaluate the first phase of the protocol, a project was conducted with 108 patients, with a(More)
BACKGROUND Delphi technique allows developing a multidisciplinary consensus to establish solutions. AIM To identify barriers and solutions to improve control in patients with Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM2). METHODS An observational study using the 2-round Delphi technique (June-August 2011). A panel of 108 experts in DM2 from medical and nursing fields(More)
INTRODUCTION The InterDep Study analyzes the characteristics of patients with a depressive disorder who, in the last years, have received health services at Primary Care in an specific health care area. The InterDep Study evaluates the use of heath care resources attributable to depression (direct costs) and loss of productivity (indirect costs). It also(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the technical opinion of an expert panel and reach a consensus of professional criterion in relation to the most recent scientific evidence in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) in the scopes of diagnosis, progression criteria, medical treatment and surgical treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS Systematized review of the literature of the(More)
BACKGROUND The limitation of clinical-epidemiological know-how and evidence regarding therapeutic efficiency in depression among the elderly and extremely elderly patients has given rise to an excessive variety of practices in clinical care of these patients in the Spanish health system. The Spanish Society of Psychogeriatrics (SEPG) has raised the question(More)
INTRODUCTION Available data from scientific literature show that patients with schizophrenia have higher rates of physical comorbidity and excess mortality due to other physical pathologies. The growing interest to investigate and improve the health of these patients has led a group of Spanish experts to publish in 2008 a "Consensus on physical health of(More)
This is a descriptive, transversal and multicenter study using self-administered surveys concurrently to collect the opinions of two groups (psychiatrists and patients) and discuss their disagreements. The scope of study are hospital services, outpatient centers, individual professional consultation and other assistance system, public or private, which(More)
BACKGROUND Medically unexplained symptoms are an important mental health problem in primary care and generate a high cost in health services.Cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy have proven effective in these patients. However, there are few studies on the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions by primary health care. The project aims(More)
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