Joan R. Fortuny

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We studied the relation of medical conditions related to obesity and medications used for these conditions with endometrial cancer. We also investigated the association of other medical conditions and medications with risk. This U.S. population-based case-control study included 469 endometrial cancer cases and 467 controls. Information on putative risk(More)
In this study, we have investigated a potential association between Type 2 diabetes mellitus and its treatment with the risk of lymphoma. Here, we report on 565 incident lymphoma (non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin), multiple myeloma, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia cases and 601 hospital controls in a Spanish multicentric case-control study. Information on diabetes(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The incidence of esophageal and gastric cardia adenocarcinoma has increased in Western countries in recent decades for largely unknown reasons. We investigated whether use of LES-relaxing drugs was related to an increased risk of esophageal and gastric cardia adenocarcinoma, and whether use of NSAIDs was related to a reduced risk of(More)
The use of folic acid supplements during very early pregnancy is recommended in order to reduce the incidence of neural tube defects. Little is known about the possible benefits of folic acid on child neurodevelopment. A total of 420 children (87% of those eligible) from a birth cohort had complete data for final analyses at age 4 years. Information about(More)
Background Acetaminophen is extensively used during pregnancy. But there is a lack of population-representative cohort studies evaluating its effects on a range of neuropsychological and behavioural endpoints. We aimed to assess whether prenatal exposure to acetaminophen is adversely associated with neurodevelopmental outcomes at 1 and 5 years of age. (More)
BACKGROUND Use of immunosuppressive drugs post organ transplantation, and prolonged use of glucorticoids for other conditions have been associated with subsequent risk of certain malignancies, that is, skin cancers and lymphoma. There is evidence that the incidence of bladder cancer is also elevated among organ transplant recipients, however, it is unknown(More)
BACKGROUND Statins, drugs used to treat dyslipidemia, may have anticancer properties. We have evaluated lymphoma risk associated with regular statin use in an international case-control study. METHODS This case-control study included 2,362 cases of incident B- and T-cell lymphoma from Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Spain and 2,206(More)
BACKGROUND We assessed use of nonaspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), aspirin, paracetamol (acetaminophen), phenacetin, and metamizol (dipyrone) and risk of bladder cancer and their interaction with polymorphisms in drug-metabolizing genes. METHODS We analyzed personal interview data from 958 incident bladder cancer cases and 1,029(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the validity of recorded diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic maculopathy (DMP) diagnoses, including edema (DMO) in The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In two independent computer searches, we detected 20,838 patients with diabetes aged 1-84 years with a first DR computer Read entry in(More)
Lymphomas are a heterogeneous group of immune-cell malignancies. Immunology-related conditions are among the few factors for which consistent evidence exists relating them to lymphoma risk. We used the data from the European case–control study Epilymph on 2,362 lymphoma cases and 2,458 controls to investigate associations between a medical history of(More)