Miguel Delgado-Rodríguez

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BACKGROUND AND AIM The Mediterranean diet is considered a model for healthy eating. However, prospective evidence in Mediterranean countries evaluating the relationship between this dietary pattern and non-fatal cardiovascular events is scarce. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between the adherence to the Mediterranean diet and(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the effectiveness of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign bundles with regard to both implementation and outcome in patients with septic shock and to determine the contribution of the various elements of the bundles to the outcome. DESIGN Quasi-experimental study with a historical comparison group. SETTING The three medical-surgical(More)
CONTEXT Adherence to the Mediterranean dietary pattern (MDP) is thought to reduce inflammatory, vascular, and metabolic processes that may be involved in the risk of clinical depression. OBJECTIVE To assess the association between adherence to the MDP and the incidence of clinical depression. DESIGN Prospective study that uses a validated 136-item food(More)
BACKGROUND Cantabria (Spain) has one of the highest prevalence of smoking among women of the European Union. The objectives are to assess the trend of smoking during pregnancy in a five-year period and the determinants of smoking cessation during pregnancy in Cantabria. METHODS A 1/6 random sample of all women delivering at the reference hospital of the(More)
We investigated whether detection of cytokeratin-positive (CK+) cells in the peripheral blood (PB) of breast cancer patients before chemotherapy could be a prognostic factor. Blood from a total of 92 breast cancer patients was evaluated for the presence of CK+ cells. Blood samples were collected before chemotherapy. Patients entered in the study included:(More)
OBJECTIVE To study postoperative infections in hospital and after discharge, and to identify the risk factors for such infections. DESIGN Prospective cohort study, with telephone follow-up for 1 month after hospital discharge. SETTING The general surgery service of a tertiary hospital in Spain. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE In-hospital and postdischarge(More)
BACKGROUND Although the introduction of flow-diverter devices (FDDs) has aroused great enthusiasm, the level of evidence supporting their use has not been systematically evaluated. OBJECTIVE To report a systematic review of medical literature up to May 2012 on FDDs to assess the morbidity, case fatality rate, and efficacy of FDDs for intracranial(More)
Laboratory and epidemiological studies suggest that the antioxidants, vitamin E and beta-carotene, protect against coronary heart disease. In a European multicentre case-control study alpha-tocopherol and beta-carotene concentrations were measured in adipose-tissue samples collected in 1991-92 from 683 people with acute myocardial infarction and 727(More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain the major dietary patterns in the cohort 'SUN' and to assess the association of several sociodemographic (including age and gender) and lifestyle variables with the adherence to these dietary patterns. DESIGN This study is a cross-sectional analysis of 3847 subjects (1587 men and 2260 women) belonging to a prospective cohort study(More)
OBJECTIVE The use of colonoscopy as a primary screening test for colorectal cancer (CRC) in average risk adults is a subject of controversy. Our primary objective was to build a predictive model based on a few simple variables that could be used as a guide for identifying average risk adults more suitable for examination with colonoscopy as a primary(More)