José Luis Pinto

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INTRODUCTION Despite the growing recognition of the potential applications of cost-effectiveness assessments, a criterion to establish what is an efficient health technology does not exist in Spain. The objective of this work is to describe the limits and the criteria used in Spain to recommend the adoption of health interventions. METHOD A review of the(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate and compare citizen preferences regarding patient prioritization for cataract surgery. METHOD A conjoint analysis was performed. Priority criteria were identified and selected using 4 focus/nominal groups consisting of the general public, patients/relatives, allied health-professionals and specialists from Catalonia (n=36).(More)
Keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness (KID) syndrome is a congenital ectodermal disorder causing erythrokeratoderma, vascularizing keratitis, and neurosensory deafness. Ichthyosis hystrix is a rare cutaneous disease characterized by well-demarcated, spiky, verrucous, linear plaques that is believed to be a clinical and pathologic chimera of two autosomal dominant(More)
Long-term chronic diseases have a high mortality rate around the world, affecting both genders equally. Despite improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of various health problems, lack of treatment compliance remains an obstacle to improving health and patient quality of life, and it carries a high associated socio-healthcare cost. The objectives of(More)
By J. L. PINTO, d.p.ii. Director, Government Vaccine Institute, Belgaum, Bombay Presidency The question of duration and degiee of immunity against smallpox conferred by primary or infantile vaccination is certainly of very great interest, from both the theoretical and practical points of view. The importance and advantages of infantile vaccination are(More)
a large settling tank. There are five such tanks. They are connected with one another and a constant level is maintained in all. The capacity of each tank is 1.2 million gallons; the total capacity being 6 million gallons. The daily draw is about 2 million gallons. Hence theoretically the water settles for about 3 days before entering the Paterson filters.(More)
, yaccination against Smallpox', it is stated by him -jobject to the circular drill seemingly approved m he last paragraph of Colonel Stewart's note and further says?In highly skilled hands the drill may possibly successful, but I submit that it can never be as good as a cutting edge or point\ I do not agree with tins view, and would offer below a few(More)
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