Linda Marques

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BACKGROUND Cross-reactivity between hymenoptera species varies according to the different allergenic components of the venom. The true source of sensitization must therefore be established to ensure the efficacy of venom immunotherapy. OBJECTIVE In the Mediterranean region, Polistes dominulus and Vespula spp. are clinically relevant cohabitating wasps. A(More)
Acinetobacter is involved in a variety of infectious diseases primarily associated with healthcare. Recently there has been increasing evidence of the important role these pathogens play in community acquired infections. We report on the case of a previously healthy child, aged 28 months, admitted for fever, cough and pain on the left side of the chest,(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES The first quality of life questionnaire for Vespula-allergic patients (Vespid Allergy Quality of Life Questionnaire [VQLQ) was developed in 2002. Our objective was to perform the cross-sectional validation of the Spanish version of this questionnaire. PATIENTS AND METHODS Using the original English-language version of the VQLQ(More)
OBJECTIVE To document parental administration of analgesic medication to children with pain from acute limb injury before coming to the emergency department (ED). METHODS Research assistants interviewed parents of children 0 to 18 years old who presented to the ED with acute limb injury, asking about analgesic use before arriving to the ED. Parents were(More)
BACKGROUND To date there has been an absence of nation-wide epidemiologic studies on insect allergy in Spain. OBJECTIVES To measure the frequency and to determine the characteristics of Hymenoptera hypersensitivity in a Spanish population at a particular point in time and compare with the data obtained in a similar study carried out in 1992. MATERIAL(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The Spanish version of the health-related quality of life questionnaire for allergy to hymenoptera venom (HRQLHA) has been shown to be reliable, internally consistent, and externally valid. The aim of this study was to complete the validation of the HRQLHA by analyzing its sensitivity to changes (longitudinal validity) using the(More)