María Lopez-Ruiz

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Genetically transmitted cardiomyopathies can affect several members in a family. Identification of high-risk patients could lead to a preventive treatment. We report the results of a 5-year experience of a dedicated clinic. Family screening was offered to 493 consecutive unrelated patients; 2,328 subjects (40 +/- 19 years old, 52% men) were evaluated (mean(More)
AIMS To assess the feasibility and reliability of aortic valve area (AVA) planimetry by means of three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3DTEE) as compared with the transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) calculation of AVA, to determine the systematic deviations between measurements, and to describe the distribution of mean systolic in relation with(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the impact of road safety interventions, including the penalty point system (PPS) and the reformed Spanish penal code (RPC), on traffic-related occupational injuries in Spain. METHODS The study design was an interrupted time-series with a comparison group. The study group had traffic-related, occupational injuries incurred during(More)
BACKGROUND Informal employment is assumed to be an important but seldom studied social determinant of health, affecting a large number of workers around the world. Although informal employment arrangements constitute a permanent, structural pillar of many labor markets in low- and middle-income countries, studies about its relationship with health status(More)
To assess the relationship between paid work, family characteristics and health status in Central American workers; and to examine whether patterns of association differ by gender and informal or formal employment. Cross-sectional study of 8680 non-agricultural workers, based on the First Central American Survey of Working Conditions and Health (2011). Main(More)
OBJECTIVE Most studies about work-related traffic injuries in Spain are based in labor administration information. The aim of this study was to carry out a description of fatal work-related traffic injuries in Spain according to travelling reason between 2010 and 2013, based on the Transport Authority database. METHODS Descriptive study of fatal(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined the effectiveness of preventive interventions against occupational injuries (preferential action plans [PAPs]) developed by Spanish regional governments starting in 2000. METHODS We included 3,252,028 occupational injuries with sick leave due to mechanical causes occurring between 1994 and 2004 in manufacturing and private service(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of one-step nucleic acid amplification (OSNA) for the diagnosis of sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastasis compared with histopathological examination in patients with endometrial carcinoma. METHODS A total of 94 SLNs from 34 patients with endometrial carcinoma were enrolled. The central 1-mm portion of each node was(More)
BACKGROUND [corrected] The strategic action plans have been the main preventive activities carried out by the Autonomous Community Governments in relation to occupational injuries in Spain since 1999. This study is aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of these plans. METHODS A total of 4,714,080 cases of non-fatal traumatic occupational injuries leading(More)
Primary leiomyosarcoma arising from the ovarian vein is extremely rare, with only 10 cases reported in the literature. We report on a case of leiomyosarcoma of the left ovarian vein in a 67-year-old woman who presented with abdominal discomfort. Pelvic ultrasound revealed a large, solid, irregular mass in close relation to the left ovary. The patient(More)