P. González Blasco

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OBJECTIVE To determine trends in rates of nosocomial infections in Spanish hospitals. DESIGN Prospective prevalence studies, performed yearly from 1990 through 1994. SETTING A convenience sample of acute-care Spanish hospitals. PARTICIPANTS AND PATIENTS The number of hospitals and patients included were as follows: 1990, 125 hospitals and 38,489(More)
INTRODUCTION The use of the Internet to gain health information has increased in Spain. This is changing the way patients access medical information and, in turn, the physician-patient relationship. OBJECTIVES To analyze the use of the Internet for medical purposes by patients attending a digestive diseases office and to determine the profile of patients(More)
Since 1988, Brazil's public health system has tried to build a national health system that responds to the needs and expectations of Brazil's population. In 1994, the government created the Family Health Program to help carry out that goal. However, the dearth of family physicians in Brazil-the central figures in that program-limits the program's(More)
1 Bleomycin-induced lung injury is widely used as an experimental model to investigate the pathophysiology of pulmonary fibrosis but the alterations in the pharmacological responsiveness of airways isolated from bleomycin-exposed animals has been scarcely investigated. The aim of this study was to examine the in vitro tracheal responses to muscarinic(More)