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OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to assess Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) of elderly patients on renal replacement therapy (RRT) of our region, and to identify socio-demographic and clinical variables which influence it. We also attempted to compare HRQOL of transplant patients, with that of chronic hemodialysis patients. DESIGN Cross-sectional(More)
New oral anticoagulants (NOAC) have demonstrated their efficacy as an alternative to vitamin K antagonists (VKA) in the prophylaxis of cardioembolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, evidence on the benefits of NOAC in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is lacking.We evaluated changes in HRQoL related to oral anticoagulation(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment with recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) of anemia associated with renal insufficiency (RI) improves the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of those patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the HRQOL of patients with chronic allograft nephropathy (CAN) and anemia associated to RI, and the effect of rHuEPO(More)
BACKGROUND There is a growing interest in the evaluation of Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) among patients undergoing Renal Replacement Therapy. In Spain, no specific questionnaire exists for kidney transplant patients. Here we present the Spanish validation of the first specific HRQoL assessment tool: the kidney transplant questionnaire (KTQ). (More)
BACKGROUND Perception of quality of life may differ depending on the perspective. The aim of the study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the 'TOlerability and quality Of Life' (TOOL) questionnaire, a specific self-rated instrument to evaluate the impact of side effects of antipsychotic drugs on health-related quality of(More)
Objective. Assess the impact of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) and obesity on neonatal and maternal pregnancy outcomes. Methods. Cross-sectional data (3343 pregnancies) from seven European centres were included in a multilevel analysis of the association between GDM/obesity and caesarean section, macrosomia and neonatal morbidities. Results. Comparison(More)
OBJECTIVE Ways to prevent gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) remain unproven. We compared the impact of three lifestyle interventions (healthy eating [HE], physical activity [PA], and both HE and PA [HE+PA]) on GDM risk in a pilot multicenter randomized trial. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Pregnant women at risk for GDM (BMI ≥29 kg/m2) from nine European(More)
INTRODUCTION Lack of adherence may influence the efficiency of phosphate binders. Our clinical hypothesis was that if lanthanum carbonate (LC) might offer some advantage over sevelamer (S), that that would be in those patients in whom serum phosphate (P) levels were not controlled by S or in those requiring high doses of it, presuming that therapeutic(More)
OBJECTIVE The Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36) is one of the most widely used and evaluated generic health-related quality of life (HRQL) questionnaires. After almost a decade of use in Spain, the present article critically reviews the content and metric properties of the Spanish version, as well as its new developments. METHODS A review of indexed(More)
BACKGROUND Some investigators have shown that the initial placement of a catheter or graft, instead of the timely construction of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF), late referral to nephrology services and unplanned dialysis increase morbidity and mortality in chronic haemodialysis (CHD) patients. Furthermore, a delay in providing an adequate AVF entails(More)