L García Álvarez

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OBJECTIVE Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that continues to increase in prevalence in the UK. Incretin-based therapies, including liraglutide and sitagliptin, provide adequate blood glucose control. Clinical trials have shown that liraglutide offers greater glycaemic control and body weight reduction in comparison to sitagliptin. We aimed to assess(More)
The introduction of a centralized system for recording cattle movements in the UK has provided a framework for network-based models for disease spread. However, there are many types of non-reportable contacts between farms which may play a role in disease spread. The lack of real pathogen data with which to test network models makes it difficult to assess(More)
Methods A systematic literature review was employed to develop an evidence-based inventory of risk factors for HCA Clostridium difficile, surgical site infections, urinary tract infections, bloodstream infections and pneumonia. Data from multiple internal hospital databases were linked, using an encoded patient ID, into a coherent database with information(More)
BACKGROUND Healthcare-associated urinary tract infections (HCA UTI) account for a large proportion of hospital infections, with recently launched surveillance in the UK focusing on reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections. However, a wealth of administrative information already collected routinely by hospitals is currently not used to its(More)
Enhancing the use of existing datasets within acute hospitals will greatly facilitate hospital epidemiology, surveillance, the monitoring of a variety of processes, outcomes and risk factors, and the provision of alert systems. Multiple overlapping data systems exist within National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in the UK, and many duplicate data(More)
BACKGROUND Traditional methodologies for healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) surveillance can be resource intensive and time consuming. As a consequence, surveillance is often limited to specific organisms or conditions. Various electronic databases exist within the healthcare setting and may be utilized to perform HCAI surveillance. AIM To assess the(More)
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