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BACKGROUND In the Mexican population metabolic syndrome (MS) is highly prevalent. It is well documented that regular physical activity (PA) prevents coronary diseases, type 2 diabetes and MS. Most studies of PA have focused on moderate-vigorous leisure-time activity, because it involves higher energy expenditures, increase physical fitness, and decrease the(More)
OBJECTIVES Age-related dementia is a progressive degenerative brain syndrome whose prevalence increases with age. Dementias cause a substantial burden on society and on families who provide informal care. This study aims to review the relevant papers to compare informal care time and costs in different dementias. METHODS A bibliographic search was(More)
BACKGROUND The use of pharmacokinetics is associated with cost savings in anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy, but the long-term cost savings in a large cohort of Crohn's disease (CD) patients are unknown. AIM The goal of this study was to compare the cost of anti-TNF therapy in two cohorts of CD patients losing response to infliximab, one using(More)
BACKGROUND Introduction of serotonin reuptake inhibitors in the 1990s has increased the use of antidepressants and modified their prescription patterns. OBJECTIVE To identify reasons for prescriptions of antidepressants and factors associated with absence of a labelled indication on the prescription patterns of antidepressants and healthcare costs in a(More)
The factor V Leiden (FVL) mutation, a genetic abnormality with an autosomal mode of inheritance, is associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). We aimed to determine the annual incidence of VTE in first-degree relatives of patients with VTE and FVL and to identify factors in patients and the relatives that influence this incidence. In(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of weight-loss practices among university students from Tlaxcala, Mexico. METHODS A cross-sectional study of 2,651 university students was conducted. Logistic regression tests were used to estimate the probability of students trying to lose weight and successfully achieving weight loss. RESULTS Nearly 40% of students(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To replace digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in carotid stenosis evaluation, noninvasive imaging techniques have to reach a high concordance rate. Our purpose is to compare the concordance rates of contrast-enhanced MR angiography (CEMRA) and CT angiography (CTA) with Doppler ultrasound (DUS) in clinical routine practice. (More)
OBJECTIVE To test the validity of the techniques used to calculate quality-adjusted life-year (QALY) values based on utility functions, using a real population dataset. DESIGN Using the standard gamble technique, we gathered the preferences of a population sample of 189 individuals on a combination of probabilities concerning four simple health states (no(More)
BACKGROUND Quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) have been used since the 1980s as a standard health outcome measure for conducting cost-utility analyses, which are often inadequately labeled as 'cost-effectiveness analyses'. This synthetic outcome, which combines the quantity of life lived with its quality expressed as a preference score, is currently(More)