Javier de Miguel-Díez

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Hip fracture is a serious public health problem. We used Spanish hospital discharge data to examine trends in 2004–2013 in the incidence of hip fracture among elderly patients. We found that hip fracture incidence is higher in subjects with than without diabetes and is much higher among women than men. This study aimed to describe trends in the incidence of(More)
We investigated the effectiveness of applying age-based strategies to improve influenza vaccination coverage in Spain. We described and compared influenza vaccination coverage from 2003 to 2010 between those Spanish autonomous regions (AR) that lowered the age limit to 60 y and those regions that maintained the limit at 65 y. We used data collected from two(More)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is prevalent condition commonly associated with cardiovascular diseases. When both are combined the prognosis of the patient worsens. One cornerstone therapy for most cardiac diseases is beta-blockade, however concerns about its potential harmful effects on airways function often restrains their use in patients with(More)
The aim of this study is to describe clinical characteristics, diagnostic and therapeutic procedure (polysomnography and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)/bi-level positive airway pressure (BPAP)), comorbidity, length of hospital stay (LOHS), discharge destination, and in-hospital mortality (IHM) of patients hospitalized for obstructive sleep apnea(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between inappropriate overuse of inhaled corticosteroids and self-reported health status and the annual cost of patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) recruited in the primary-care setting. An observational, crossover, descriptive study was conducted. Patients with stable COPD(More)
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