Fernando Montón-Álvarez

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BACKGROUND Cost-of-illness analysis is the main method of providing an overall vision of the economic impact of a disease. Such studies have been used to set priorities for healthcare policies and inform resource allocation. The aim of this study was to determine the economic burden and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in the first, second and third(More)
To determine the economic burden (direct and indirect costs), as well as health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients diagnosed with spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) in Spain. A cross-sectional study was carried out on 84 patients with SCA from the Spanish Ataxia Federation (FEDAES) during 2004. A retrospective assessment of the use of resources was(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a process that leads to the functional disability of the individual in a relatively short period of time, with a very important limitation of autonomy and affecting the quality of life. We wished to determine the economic burden (direct and indirect costs), as well as health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients(More)
INTRODUCTION The heredodegenerative ataxias are a heterogeneous group of disorders affecting especially the cerebellum and its tracts. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies using quantitative methodology are scarce, particularly in Friedreich's ataxia (FA). On the other hand, slowness of information processing speed has been described in FA, but no(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness and safety of available treatment alternatives for degenerative ataxias (DA). We systematically reviewed studies that assess pharmacological, rehabilitative, or psychological treatments in patients with DA. Studies were included if they fulfilled prespecified criteria. All included clinical trials(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE Imaging diagnosis is essential for treatment planning in stroke patients. However, use of these techniques varies due to uncertainty about their effectiveness. Our purpose was to describe the use of CT and MRI in stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) over 5years in hospitals belonging to the Canary Islands Health Service and(More)
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