Maribel Cristóbal Fernández

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INTRODUCTION Smoking is the main cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and smoking cessation is the only treatment shown to be effective in arresting the progression of COPD. Different epidemiological and population-based studies have shown smokers with COPD to have specific smoking characteristics that differentiate them from the rest of(More)
BACKGROUND It is important to define smoking phenotypes according to different variables, such as age, sex and degree of dependence, for which available treatments could have different efficacies. OBJECTIVE The main objective of our study was aimed at defining different combinations of these variables to allow the best possible treatment to be chosen in(More)
Between 15 and 27% of patients admitted to Spanish hospitals are smokers. Hospitalization is an ideal time for a smoker to decide to quit. We performed a MEDLINE search of controlled, randomized or observational studies associated with helping hospitalized patients quit smoking, published between January 1, 2002 and September 30, 2015. On the basis of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the impact in COPD patients' quality of life who stop smoking. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied a group of COPD patients who received smoking cessation treatment. All patients were treated with bronchodilators according to the severity of their disorder. This treatment was not changed during the process of smoking cessation. Patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To present the short, medium and long-term results of a stop-smoking clinic after 5 years of experience. The clinic was designed following the SEPAR Recommendations. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two types of clinic protocols have been applied: individual and group. Both included the offer of a combination of psychological intervention and(More)
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