José Ángel Maderuelo-Fernández

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BACKGROUND The cardio ankle vascular index (CAVI) is a new index of the overall stiffness of the artery from the origin of the aorta to the ankle. This index can estimate the risk of atherosclerosis. We aimed to find the relationship between CAVI and target organ damage (TOD), vascular structure and function, and cardiovascular risk factors in Caucasian(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the relationship between regular physical activity, as assessed by accelerometer and 7-day physical activity recall (PAR) with vascular structure and function based on carotid intima-media thickness, pulse wave velocity, central and peripheral augmentation index and the ambulatory arterial stiffness index in adults. METHODS This(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of adverse drug events (ADE) in hospitalized patients, identify those that were potentially preventable, and asses the drug classes involved, the clinical symptoms and the type of medication errors that led to the preventable ADE. PATIENTS AND METHOD An observational study of ADE prevalence in(More)
BACKGROUND Adverse events (AE) are also the cause of suffering in health professionals involved. This study was designed to identify and analyse organization-level strategies adopted in both primary care and hospitals in Spain to address the impact of serious AE on second and third victims. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted in healthcare(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Diets with a high glycemic index (GI), high glycemic load (GL), or both, increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. This study examined the association of GI and GL in a regular diet with the peripheral augmentation index (i.e., a marker of vascular aging) in a sample of adults. METHODS AND RESULTS Cross-sectional study. The findings(More)
BACKGROUND New technologies could facilitate changes in lifestyle and improve public health. However, no large randomized, controlled studies providing scientific evidence of the benefits of their use have been made. The aims of this study are to develop and validate a smartphone application, and to evaluate the effect of adding this tool to a standardized(More)
BACKGROUND Examine the relation between consumption of low-fat vs. whole-fat dairy products with the carotid intima-media thickness and pulse wave velocity. FINDINGS METHODS Cross-sectional and multi-center study. A total of 265 subjects were selected by stratified random sampling. MEASUREMENTS Information about dairy products was assessed using a(More)
BACKGROUND Adverse events (AEs) cause harm in patients and disturbance for the professionals involved in the event (second victims). This study assessed the impact of AEs in primary care (PC) and hospitals in Spain on second victims. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted. We carried out a survey based on a random sample of doctors and nurses from(More)
INTRODUCTION The fundus examination is a non-invasive evaluation of the microcirculation of the retina. The aim of the present study is to develop and validate (reliability and validity) the ALTAIR software platform (Automatic image analyser to assess retinal vessel calibre) in order to analyse its utility in different clinical environments. METHODS AND(More)
AIM We assessed whether there is an association between the cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) score and the carotid intima media thickness (IMT), the pulse wave velocity (PWV) and the central augmentation index (CAIx) that is independent of the subject's cardiovascular risk and pharmacological treatment. METHODS The CAVI score was measured in 500(More)