José Lapetra Peralta

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INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES The white coat phenomenon is said to occur when the difference between systolic/diastolic blood pressure measured during visits to the doctor's office and in ambulatory recordings is greater than 20/10. These absolute differences, known as the white coat effect, may lead to normotensive patients being classified as having white(More)
Objective. To validate two monitors on the market for self-measurement of blood pressure (SMBP), an automatic one (OMRON HEM-705 CP) and a semi-automatic one (OMRON M1).Design. Descriptive study of validation of diagnostic tests.Setting. Primary care. San Pablo University Health Centre, Sevilla.Participants. 85 individuals (20 men and 65 women) with a wide(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a rapid method for diagnosing superior anterior hemiblock, comparing it with the system seen as standard. DESIGN Comparison study of two diagnostic tests. SETTING Urban health centre. PARTICIPANTS Adult population with prior diagnosis of superior anterior hemiblock included in a computer file of clinical records. (More)
We study the modifications of sodium tubular resorption, measured by lithium clearance after a single dosage of sublingual captopril, administered to 24 patients afflicted with nonfiltration after captopril produced an increase of proximal resorption of sodium, compensated by minor distal resorption, keeping a constant natriuresis. The different effects of(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the evolution of mortality due to ischaemic heart diseases in Andalucia between 1975 and 1992 and predict rates up to the year 2000. DESIGN Descriptive study. SETTING The Autonomous Community of Andalucia. Patients and other participants. Deaths because of ischaemic heart diseases between 1975 and 1992 were obtained. MEASUREMENTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To find the eating habits of the adult population of an urban health district. DESIGN Descriptive cross-sectional study. SETTING Primary care. Urban health centre. PARTICIPANTS 260 people (124 men and 136 women) over 20 (mean age of 43.6 +/- 17.1; 42.0 +/- 16.4 for men and 45.1 +/- 17.7 for women), selected at random from among those living(More)