Francisco Javier Carmona Monge

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OBJECTIVE To identify pregnancy worries in women by assessing the intensity of these worries and how they change over the course of pregnancy, as well as their relations with sociodemographic and clinical variables. DESIGN Longitudinal study using a postal questionnaire. SETTING University hospital in Madrid. POPULATION 285 pregnant women. METHOD(More)
The use of finger-jointed lumber of Gmelina arborea (gmelina) for the production of glue-laminated beams is becoming more important to the wood industry in Costa Rica. At the request of the local wood industry, two different kinds of adhesives, thermoplastic polyvinyl emulsion (catalyzed PVA) and 1-part polyurethane adhesive (PU) were tested on finger(More)
Problem: Critically ill patients requiring mechanical ventilation are at high risk for developing ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). VAP leads to higher rates of mortality and morbidity, increased length of stay, and higher hospital costs. Prevention of VAP was identified as a unit process improvement goal in June 1997 subsequent to a significant(More)
The Flexi-Seal Fecal Management System is a device designed to offer improved care to critical care patients with fecal incontinence. Studies have proven the safety and effectiveness of the device, but there are scarce reports on the adverse events. This article presents two cases of critical care patients who developed complications associated with the use(More)
Most studies about coping in pregnancy focus on risk pregnancies where it has generally been found that the use of religious coping has a positive effect, although to our knowledge there are no studies that associate religious coping to locus of control. We analyzed, in a sample of 285 Spanish women with normal pregnancies, the effect of both variables on(More)
Objective To describe nursing workload in Intensive Care Units (ICU) in different countries according to the scores obtained with Nursing Activities Score (NAS) and to verify the agreement among countries on the NAS guideline interpretation. Method This cross-sectional study considered 1-day measure of NAS (November 2012) obtained from 758 patients in 19(More)
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