Maria Teresa Espiau

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OBJECTIVE To describe the approach to asthma exacerbations in a primary care centre in comparison with current guidelines and to ascertain the resolution of the episodes. METHODS A cross-sectional, descriptive study was performed in asthmatic patients over 14 years old who were consulting for asthma exacerbations in a primary care centre during a 6-month(More)
There are approximately from 1,100 to 1,200 HIV-infected children in a follow-up in Spain. In 2008 an open, multicentral, retrospective and prospective Cohort of the Spanish Paediatric HIV Network (CoRISpe) was founded. The CoRISpe is divided into the node 1 and node 2 representing geographically almost the whole territory of Spain. Since 2008 seventy-five(More)
No data are available on 2009 H1N1 influenza in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected children, a highly susceptible and vulnerable population. We report 13 cases of pandemic influenza among a cohort of HIV-infected pediatric patients. Clinical features of H1N1 influenza were similar to those described in the general population. Most patients received(More)
To design an appropriate association study, we need to understand population structure and the structure of linkage disequilibrium within and among populations as well as in different regions of the genome in an organism. In this study, we have used a total of 98 almond accessions, from five continents located and maintained at the Centro de Investigación y(More)
BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is considered an independent risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease. It is well known that the prevalence of metabolic disorders have increased in pediatric HIV-infected children. The objective of this study is to assess the prevalence and characteristics of MetS in HIV-infected children and adolescents in(More)
INTRODUCTION Since infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was first described, there have been many advances in its diagnosis, monitoring and treatment. However, few contributions are related to the area of health care quality. In this sense, the Spanish Study Group on AIDS (GESIDA) has developed a set of quality care indicators for adult(More)
Regular screening methods may miss the diagnosis of occult hepatitis B infection and seronegative hepatitis C virus infection in immunocompromised patients. A cross-sectional study within a Spanish cohort of HIV-infected children yielded 6 of 254 (2.4%) possible occult hepatitis B infection cases and 2 of 254 (0.8%) seronegative hepatitis C virus-infected(More)