Juana María Santos-Sancho

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INTRODUCTION Preventing unwanted pregnancy is considered one of the main preventive measures of a developed health system. AIMS The aim of the study were to determine the prevalence of contraceptive methods and identify factors associated with the use of contraception by adolescents and young women residents in Spain. METHODS Descriptive cross-sectional(More)
A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted for adults (aged ≥ 50 y) with diabetes. Data was obtained from the 2009 European Health Interview Survey for Spain and the 2003 and 2006 Spanish National Health Surveys. To assess influenza vaccination status, we considered the response (yes or no) to the question "Have you received the influenza vaccine in(More)
PURPOSE Influenza has a high morbidity and mortality rate and an increased risk of complications in vulnerable individuals. Children and adults with asthma have a high risk of complications, hospitalisation and even death. The objectives of this study were as follows: to compare influenza vaccination coverage in Spain in a population of asthmatics aged ≥ 16(More)
Thromboembolic events are the second cause of death in cancer patients, although the mechanisms underlying this increased thromboembolic risk remain unclear. The aims of this study were to examine whether BRCA2 gene mutations may modify the circulating levels of thrombocoagulation biomarkers and whether breast cancer development may influence changes in(More)
The aim of this study is to compare influenza vaccination coverage among Spaniards aged 40 y or over who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with those without this illness to identify the factors that influence vaccination uptake among patients with COPD. Data was extracted from the European Health Survey performed in Spain in(More)
New strategies for tacrolimus administration that conserve its immunosuppressive effect but avoiding fluctuations in tacrolimus circulating levels are needed. The aim was to analyze if subcutaneous biodegradable tacrolimus-loaded microspheres injection promoted a significant immunosuppressive response in rats. Rats received two subcutaneous(More)
BACKGROUND Rubella is benign in children, but in pregnant women it can produce Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) with severe consequences for the foetus. In spite of vaccination coverage in Spain being above 95%, isolated cases and outbreaks continue to occur. The aim of this study is to estimate the incidence of hospitalisations due to rubella in Spain(More)
There is interest to analyse newer biomarkers to identify healthy individuals at risk to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD) incidents and death. To determine in healthy individuals new circulating protein biomarkers, whose systemic levels may be associated with the risk of future development of CVD incidents and death. The study was performed in 82(More)
BACKGROUND The vaccination of health workers has a large repercussion on the health of the workers, the patients and the population in general. Due to this, we proposed to discover the serological status for varicella, rubella, mumps and measles in the workers of a tertiary hospital in Madrid. METHODS We have conducted a retrospective epidemiological(More)