María Teresa Faixedas

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The therapeutic consequences of using the Framingham function calibrated by the REGICOR and Framingham investigators (Framingham-REGICOR) in the Spanish population are unknown. The objective of this study was to determine the differences in the classification of the population coronary risk when using the classical Framingham(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) network of Catalonia (Codi Infart). DESIGN Cost-utility analysis. SETTING The analysis was from the Catalonian Autonomous Community in Spain, with a population of about 7.5 million people. PARTICIPANTS Patients with STEMI treated within the(More)
AIMS The preferred reperfusion strategy for early ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI, defined as time from symptoms onset ≤120 min) in non-capable percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) centres remains controversial. We sought to compare mortality of in situ fibrinolysis vs. PCI transfer in a real-life consecutive cohort of early STEMI. METHODS(More)
The purpose of this article is disclose services utilization patterns among the Catalan population with particular emphasis on primary care, specialised care, hospital care and emergency care. A number of logistic regression models were used to explain the utilization of the various types of services. Variables in the analysis included self-perceived need,(More)
Physiological and pathological processes differ in men and women, depending on factors such as sex and sociological and anthropological characteristics. However, many diseases are still approached from a masculine point of view. In this respect, ischemic heart disease is one of the diseases that most clearly reflects biological differences and social(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the prevalence of obesity and overweight in the population of Girona (Spain) between 1995 and 1999 and to divide the prevalences in geographical areas according to age and sex. METHODS Height and weight were directly measures in 24,554 health care consumers older than 14 years (10,595 men and 13,959 women) treated in four primary(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Despite the number of plans leading to lose weight among individuals in the developed countries, the prevalence of obesity has increased since 1980. The knowledge of ponderal evolution in a given population is very important because the adverse effects of obesity vary greatly among individuals and populations. The objective of the(More)
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