M. Monedero

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of two types of intervention in reducing antibiotic prescribing in respiratory tract infections (RTI). DESIGN Before-after audit-based study. SETTING Primary Care centres in Spain. PARTICIPANTS General practitioners (GPs) registered all patients with RTIs for 15 days in winter 2008 (pre-intervention), and again(More)
This before-after study aimed to evaluate the effect of two interventions on lowering the prescription of antibiotics in lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) in Spain. General practitioners (GPs) registered all cases with LRTIs over 3-week periods before and after an intervention, in 2008 and 2009. Two types of intervention were considered:(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of C-reactive protein (CRP) testing on the antibiotic prescribing in patients with acute rhinosinusitis. METHODS Audit-based study carried out in primary care centres in Spain. GPs registered episodes of rhinosinusitis during 3-week period before and after an intervention. Two types of intervention were considered: full(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was aimed at evaluating the effect of two levels of intervention on the antibiotic prescribing in patients with common cold. METHODS Before and after audit-based study carried out in primary healthcare centres in Spain. General practitioners registered all the episodes of common cold during 15 working days in January and February in(More)
OBJECTIVE Happy Audit project is a European-funded survey aimed at reducing antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections (RTI). The aim of this study is to investigate the antibiotic treatment administered for these RTIs in Spain and to find out which criteria are associated with its use. DESIGN Cross-sectional study carried out in January and(More)
BACKGROUND Many interventions aimed at improving the quality of antibiotic prescribing have been investigated, but more knowledge is needed regarding the impact of different intensity interventions. OBJECTIVES To compare the effect of two interventions, a basic intervention (BI) and intensive intervention (II), aimed to improve the adherence to(More)
In this paper, we demonstrate the feasibility to establish a connection between an external antenna and an antenna implanted in a mouse. This radiating element is a small-size dipole designed to operate in the ISM band at 433MHz.The aim is to make a wireless measurement of the corporal temperature of the mouse. This sensor has been provided by the SENSeOR(More)
We proposed to search for markers of hypercoagulable states in function of age, sex or factors that trigger venous thromboembolic disease (VTD) in a group of patients so diagnosed. The following patient data were analyzed: age, sex and triggering factors of VTD categorized as associative-transient, permanent or unknown. In patients under age 55 years of age(More)
OBJECTIVES to evaluate the effect of two interventions on reducing antibiotic prescription in pharyngitis. METHODS a prospective, non-randomized, before-after controlled study was carried out in primary care centres throughout Spain. General practitioners (GPs) registered all cases of pharyngitis during a 3 week period before and after two types of(More)
BACKGROUND It is a very well-known fact the relationship between pregnancy with history of fetal losses and positive aCL, and many treatments have been tried in order to prevent it. We present a study about the treatment of these pregnant women with ASA at low doses. PATIENTS AND METHODS We have followed-up a group of 28 women with previous abortions and(More)
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