Montserrat Masip

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Background Current treatment combinations for chronic hepatitis C virus infection still include pegylated interferon and ribavirin despite the new therapeutic options available. Interferon-based treatments are associated with a high incidence of adverse effects. Central nervous system events are among the most frequent adverse drug reactions and their(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of sexual dysfunction in female patients with fibromyalgia (FM), the impact of FM on sexual activity and the factors associated with sexual dysfunction in these patients. METHODS Thirty-one consecutive women with FM were enrolled; two groups of 20 aged-matched healthy women and 26 patients with rheumatoid arthritis(More)
INTRODUCTION About 50% of patients do not take their long-term therapy for chronic conditions as prescribed. Many studies have centered on patients' adherence to a specific treatment or single conditions, but few have taken all chronic conditions into consideration from a patient's perspective. This study aims to explore factors that impact on drug(More)
The black blood concept is based on the signal void principle of the sequences in Spin Echo, SE or FSE, which are very useful for studying the mediastinum and heart. In this setting, new sequences are continuously introduced to eliminate the artifacts caused by breathing and heart movements. One such sequence is the Double-IR preparation Black Blood FSE. We(More)
A case of neurofibroma of the larynx occurring in generalized neurofibromatosis (von Recklinghausen's disease) is presented, and the previously reported pediatric cases are reviewed. Laryngeal involvement in neurofibromatosis is rare and the predominant signs and symptoms include dyspnea, stridor, loss or change of voice and dysphagia. Problems posed(More)
INTRODUCTION Numerous clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy of treatment with pegylated interferon and ribavirin but little is known about the results obtained in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE To evaluate treatment response and factors influencing the treatment of chronic hepatitis C in clinical practice. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between August 2001(More)
OBJECTIVES Drug interactions, poor adherence to medication and high-risk sexual behaviour may occur in individuals with HIV using recreational drugs. Thus, we aimed to assess the prevalence of recreational drugs use and to explore its clinical impact in HIV patients on treatment. METHODS Observational, cross sectional, study conducted in a 700 bed(More)
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