Ignacio Abaitua

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In 1981, in Spain, the ingestion of an oil fraudulently sold as olive oil caused an outbreak of a previously unrecorded condition, later known as toxic oil syndrome (TOS), clinically characterized by intense incapacitating myalgias, marked peripheral eosinophilia, and pulmonary infiltrates. Of the 20,000 persons affected, approximately 300 died shortly(More)
BACKGROUND Patient registries (PRs) are important tools for public-health surveillance and rare-disease research. The purpose of this study is to identify the most important criteria for the creation of a rare-disease PR that could be used by public-health authorities to develop health policies. METHODS A consensus-development Delphi study was used, with(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the trend of motor neuron disease mortality in Spain from 1990 to 2005, and to ascertain the existence of geographical differences in mortality rates. MND deaths are registered by the National Statistics Institute of Spain – International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes ICD9 335.2 (1990-1998) and ICD10 G12.2(More)
The Spanish Rare Diseases Registries Research Network (SpainRDR) is a project aimed to build the National Rare Diseases Registry in Spain based on the input of two different methods: patient outcome research registries and population-based registries. The project has been approved within the IRDiRC framework and is co-funded by the Institute of Health(More)
BACKGROUND Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) refers to a number of rare chronic inflammatory diseases. Although JIA imposes a significant societal burden, limited data are available on the cost of JIA. The study's objective is to quantify the socioeconomic burden of JIA patients in the United Kingdom (UK), along with their health-related quality of life(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary ataxias (HA) comprise a group of genetically heterogeneous rare diseases. As important public health problems to be monitored, this study analyses the morbimortality of HA in Spain. METHODS Data were extracted from the national death index (1981-2008), using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 9th revision code 334(More)
Dermatologists working primarily with children are familiar with the problems faced by patients who have rare genetic skin diseases. Diagnosis may be more or less straightforward, but patients and their families will always face serious difficulties in everyday life, due in part to the disease itself but also to the lack of knowledge and understanding of(More)
This Field Note aims to make known the decisions taken by the Ethics Committee of the Instituto de Salud Carlos III for Toxic Oil Syndrome regarding the secondary use of research specimens in biological research when informed consent is lacking. This is a common concern in the field of biomedical research. After debating the ethical suitability of the(More)
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