María José Requena Tapia

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OBJECTIVE Hyperglycemia may increase mortality in patients who receive total parenteral nutrition (TPN). However, this has not been well studied in noncritically ill patients (i.e., patients in the nonintensive care unit setting). The aim of this study was to determine whether mean blood glucose level during TPN infusion is associated with increased(More)
Understanding factors responsible for the fluorescence behavior of conjugated polyelectrolytes and modulation of their behavior are important for their application as functional materials. The interaction between the anionic poly{1,4-phenylene-[9,9-bis(4-phenoxy-butylsulfonate)]fluorene-2,7-diyl}copolymer (PBS-PFP) and cationic gemini surfactants(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to validate the ability of the Finnish Diabetes Risk Score (FINDRISC) to predict the risk of DM2 in a population of south-eastern Spain (Pizarra Study). SUBJECTS AND METHODS The Pizarra Study is a population-based prospective study developed in the town of Pizarra (Málaga). The first phase of the study(More)
We provide a brief overview of the structural characteristics of the main groups of conjugated polyelectrolytes (CPEs) as well as the methods of synthesis and their behaviour in solution. Their tendency to form aggregates in solution, which is one of the key points to be taken into account for them to be used in polynucleotide sensing, is also considered(More)
The hydrogen bonding interactions of methyl beta-carboline-3-carboxylate (BCCM) in both ground and first singlet excited electronic states have been studied in solvents with different properties in the presence of acetic acid, a hydrogen-bonding donor/acceptor. The methyl ester substituent reduces the pyridinic nitrogen basicity of this beta-carboline(More)
In the presence of the nonionic alkyloxyethylene surfactant n-dodecylpentaoxyethylene glycol ether (C12E5), the anionic conjugated polyelectrolyte (CPE) poly{1,4-phenylene-[9,9-bis(4-phenoxy-butylsulfonate)]fluorene-2,7-diyl} (PBS-PFP) dissolves in water, leading to a blue shift in fluorescence and dramatic increases in fluorescence quantum yields above the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to undertake a prospective study of the changes in certain risk factors for cardiovascular disease occurring during menopause. METHODS A longitudinal cohort study of 475 women was followed up for 6 years (Pizarra Study). The final menstrual period was defined after at least 6 months of amenorrhea. The women were(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS To analyse the trends in consumption and costs of home enteral nutrition (HEN) products in Andalusia (Spain) and estimate the prevalence of HEN from 2000 to 2007. METHODS Using the defined daily dose (DDD) method, we assigned a DDD to each type of diet, grouped as whole diets, supplements, modules and thickeners. The number of(More)
In 1993 the NIH (National Institute of Health) Consensus Conference on Impotence defined erectile dysfunction as the permanent incompetence to start or maintain an erection enough to enable satisfactory sexual intercourse. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a frequent disorder that affects negatively quality of life of males suffering it. Its prevalence varies(More)
Health economics pretends to assign resources that are short in essence and that may be used for other purposes. Health costs analysis pretends to compare the pros and cons of several options among which an election can be made in order to obtain greater benefits with lower costs. The current legislation on prescription of enteral nutrition entails(More)