Lluís Campins

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Oropharyngeal dysphagia is a major complaint among older people. Dysphagia may cause two types of complications in these patients: (a) a decrease in the efficacy of deglutition leading to malnutrition and dehydration, (b) a decrease in deglutition safety, leading to tracheobronchial aspiration which results in aspiration pneumonia and can lead to death.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Most studies aimed at getting to know the incidence of severe sepsis have methodological limitations which condition results that are difficult to compare and are inapplicable when it comes to estimating the necessary resources. Our objective is to evaluate the incidence and epidemiological aspects of community-acquired severe(More)
Sarcopenia is a geriatric syndrome characterized by progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and function. Reported prevalence of this geriatric syndrome, differs depending on the definition, the population and the method used to identify sarcopenia. The causes of sarcopenia are multifactorial, and can include genetic influence, immobility(More)
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE Unexplained thrombocytopenia is a common clinical problem, and the possibility of drug-induced thrombocytopenia must be considered. Moreover, chemotherapy agents are known to typically cause thrombocytopenia by suppressing haematopoiesis, but they can also cause immune thrombocytopenia in which the mechanism involves(More)
Scientific evidence on the impact of medication on the physiology of swallowing is scarce and mainly based on clinical case reports. To evaluate the association between oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) and chronic exposure to medication in older patients admitted to the acute geriatric unit (AGU) of a secondary hospital, we performed a retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND Polypharmacy is frequent in the elderly population and is associated with potentially drug inappropriateness and drug-related problems. OBJECTIVES To assess the effectiveness and safety of a medication evaluation programme for community-dwelling polymedicated elderly people. DESIGN Randomized, open-label, multicentre, parallel-arm clinical(More)
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