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BACKGROUND To describe the socio-demographic factors associated with exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) in different settings (home, leisure, and workplace). METHODS We analysed cross-sectional data on self-reported SHS exposure in 1059 non-daily smokers interviewed in the Cornellà Health Interview Survey Follow-up Study in 2002. We calculated(More)
Two patients suffering from diabetes insipidus, with additional symptoms of impaired vision and signs of panhypopituitarism and increased intracranial pressure, showed a normal sella tursica in the X-ray examination of the skull but large, dense space-occupying lesions in the hypothalamus on CT scans of the brain. NMR performed in one patient disclosed(More)
Our objective was to examine social class and educational differences in long-term smoking cessation success among a cohort of smokers attending a specialized smoking clinic. We studied sustained abstinence after cessation among 1,516 smokers (895 men and 621 women) treated for smoking cessation between 1995 and 2001 at a university teaching hospital in the(More)
Four cases of high-flow carotid-cavernous sinus fistula (CCF), three of them posttraumatic and one spontaneous, have been treated by a direct surgical approach to the cavernous sinus. The CCF's were obliterated by the introduction into the cavernous sinus of muscle fragments and/or fibrin sealant. In the three cases with a preoperatively patent internal(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS It has been described that patients who receive a transplant display a better Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). Our objective was to describe the HRQoL before and after a solid organ transplantation, comparing results among various transplantations. METHODS This HRQoL study using the SF-36 was implemented before as well as at 3(More)
The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score is considered an objective and reliable measure of liver disease severity. However, the use of specific laboratory methodologies may introduce significant and clinically relevant variations into the score. It has been suggested that the incorporation of sodium into MELD (MELD-Na) can provide a more accurate(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES The aim was to investigate the prevalence of secondhand smoke exposure and active smoking in the Spanish population following the introduction of an anti-smoking law. METHODS This cross-sectional study involved a telephone survey (in June and July 2006) of a representative sample of the Spanish population aged at least 18(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess the exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) by means of the concentration of salivary cotinine in a sample of adolescent students, and its relationship with active and passive tobacco consumption. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 92 secondary education and high(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE We decided to assess the overall prevalence of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) both in general and according to the settings of exposure (home, workplace and leisure time). SUBJECTS AND METHOD We analyzed cross-sectional data of ETS exposure in 1,059 non-smokers included in the Cornellà Health Interview Survey(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the differences in perceived state of health (PSH) according to patient age younger or older than 60 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred sixty-two patients were entered on the waiting list for renal transplantation from July 2003 at 4 hospitals in California and were observed prospectively for 2 years. Data were obtained at(More)