José Bernardino Díaz

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PURPOSE Patient-reported outcomes may help inform treatment choice in advanced/metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC), particularly between approved targeted therapies with similar efficacy. This double-blind cross-over study evaluated patient preference for pazopanib or sunitinib and the influence of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and safety factors(More)
SETTING University-affiliated hospital located in an area with a high incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). OBJECTIVE To develop a clinical prediction rule (CPR) based on information obtainable on admission, to permit rapid identification of patients with PTB. DESIGN Information from patients with respiratory symptoms who attended the emergency(More)
Asturias is an autonomous region in the north of Spain with historical and anthropologic peculiarities. In the current report, we examine the main clinical and immunologic features of 363 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), virtually the entire population of SLE patients in Asturias. We constructed a database with the clinical and immunologic(More)
Angiogenesis inhibitors have become standard of care for advanced and/or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC), but data on the impact of adverse events (AEs) and treatment modifications associated with these agents are limited. Medical records were abstracted at 10 tertiary oncology centers in Europe for 291 patients ≥ 18 years old treated with sunitinib(More)
Limited clinical data on real-world practice patterns are available for patients with metastatic/relapsed soft tissue sarcomas (STS). The primary objective of this study was to evaluate treatment patterns in patients with metastatic/relapsed STS following failure of prior chemotherapy by examining data collected from 2000 to 2011 from a major tertiary(More)
The protozoan parasite Giardia lamblia is a major cause of waterborne enteric disease worldwide. Lectins are proteins that bind to carbohydrate (sugar) moieties. Potential targets for lectins are found on the surface of most single-celled organisms. Modest concentrations of wheat germ agglutinin (WGA) have been shown to inhibit G. lamblia excystation and(More)
BACKGROUND Current first-line treatments for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) include the multityrosine kinase inhibitors pazopanib and sunitinib. Both agents had similar progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in the COMPARZ trial (Comparing the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Pazopanib versus Sunitinib); however, the adverse(More)
BACKGROUND Sunitinib and pazopanib are the only two targeted therapies for the first-line treatment of locally advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) recommended by the United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Pazopanib demonstrated non-inferior efficacy and a differentiated safety profile versus sunitinib in the phase(More)
Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) are uncommon tumours with varying histological subtypes. There is a paucity of available data concerning the quality-of-life (QoL) impact of STS which could be used to support economic evaluation of future treatments. This study aimed to elicit societal utility values for health states that depict the impact of STS and its(More)
346 Background: Pazopanib and sunitinib are targeted therapies associated with particular treatment-related side effects that may affect patients' QoL. COMPARZ was a randomized, open-label, parallel group, phase III study of pazopanib vs. sunitinib in 1,110 subjects with advanced RCC who had not received prior systemic therapy. The study demonstrated(More)