Montse Calvo

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OBJECTIVES To study the association between proximity to air polluting industrial facilities and mortality in the Basque Country (Spain) in the 1996-2003 period. METHODS A cross-sectional ecological study with 1465 census sections (CS) as units of analysis with a mean population of 1257 inhabitants. Association of CS mortality with proximity of industries(More)
Although there is some experience in the study of mortality inequalities in Spanish cities, there are large urban centers that have not yet been investigated using the census tract as the unit of territorial analysis. The coordinated project <<Socioeconomic and environmental inequalities in mortality in Spanish cities. The MEDEA project>> was designed to(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the incidence and 28-day and 5-year survival rates after a first acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in relation to socioeconomic status in the Basque Country (Spain) between 1999 and 2000. METHODS Data from a population-based registry of AMI were used. The study included 3,619 patients to calculate age-standardized incidence by the(More)
BACKGROUND Intra-urban inequalities in mortality have been infrequently analysed in European contexts. The aim of the present study was to analyse patterns of cancer mortality and their relationship with socioeconomic deprivation in small areas in 11 Spanish cities. METHODS It is a cross-sectional ecological design using mortality data (years 1996-2003).(More)
The objective of this work was to determine the frequency and clinical associations of anti-ribosomal P protein antibodies (Anti-P) in a cohort of Chilean patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Between 1996 and 1998, 141 consecutive patients with SLE were examined prospectively according with a standard protocol. Disease activity was measured by(More)
A procedure for the determination of oxcarbazepine (OXC) by Square Wave Adsorptive Stripping Voltammetry (SWAdSV) has been optimized. Selection of the experimental parameters was made using experimental design methodology. The detection limit was 1.74 x 10(-7) mol dm(-3). This method was used to determine oxcarbazepine in pharmaceutical preparations.
BACKGROUND While it is known that a variety of factors (biological, behavioural and interventional) play a major role in the health of individuals and populations, the importance of the role of social determinants is less clear. The effect of social inequality on population-based screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) could limit the value of such(More)
Intratemporal vascular tumors are more frequent than has previously been noted. Despite their small size, hemangiomas of the temporal bone are extremely aggressive and produce severe neural deficits. The term ossifying hemangioma is used to denote an intratemporal vascular tumor characterized by new bone formation, which is responsible for the typical(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in the Basque Country, using mortality and socioeconomic data by census sections. METHODS Mortality and population data were obtained from the Basque Institute of Statistics. Socioeconomic characteristics of the census sections were assigned to each death and a deprivation index combining(More)
This paper describes a procedure that has been optimized for the determination of lamotrigine by Differential Pulse Adsorptive Stripping Voltammetry (DPAdSV) using carbon screen-printed electrodes (CSPE) and mercury coated carbon screen-printed electrodes. Selection of the experimental parameters was made using experimental design methodology. The detection(More)