Pedro Ochoa Moreno

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Spain has an advanced, integrated health care system that has achieved remarkable results, including substantially improved health outcomes, over a relatively short time. Measures introduced by central and regional governments to combat the financial crisis may be severely affecting the health sector, with proposed changes potentially threatening the(More)
— This paper proposes the use of a controlled assistive device, aimed as a support for the impaired individuals to allow a limited ambulatory function. The aim of the overall project is to develop a simple, portable and economically accessible device that permits the limited movement of the inferior extremities on patients with lumbar spinal cord injuries.(More)
One-session oral-health workshop was targeted at 770 parents and 60 caregivers of 0-5-year-old low-income children. Lower plaque scores (Silness & Löe-modified index) were observed in test-group-(TG) children after 1 and 6-months (Median=0) than control-group-(CG) (Median=1)(p<0.05), with a significant improvement from baseline among the TG (p<0.05). The(More)
Because hypercellularity is an important feature in acute serum sickness (AcSS), we quantified glomerular proliferation with immunoperoxidase staining using anti-proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA Mab) and studied its relationship with lymphocyte infiltration (M108 Mab). AcSS was induced in 31 New Zealand White rabbits; group A (n = 14), with(More)
OBJECTIVE Quick diagnosis units (QDUs) in Spain provide patients with severe disease who would normally require hospitalization with the prompt and effective diagnosis they deserve. We compared the value and cost of a QDU and of conventional hospitalization in assessing patients with cancer. METHODS In a descriptive cohort study, 169 patients with a final(More)
BACKGROUND Acute hospital bed utilisation is a growing concern for health care systems in most countries with public health models, as it represents a significant share of health costs. Anaemia with haemoglobin levels below 8 g/l has traditionally been a criterion used to hospitalise patients in our centre for diagnosis. METHODS We conducted a(More)
Sporadic inclusion body myositis (sIBM) is one of the most common myopathies in elderly people. Mitochondrial abnormalities at the histological level are present in these patients. We hypothesize that mitochondrial dysfunction may play a role in disease aetiology. We took the following measurements of muscle and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)(More)
BACKGROUND Whereas there are numerous studies on unintentional weight loss (UWL), these have been limited by small sample sizes, short or variable follow-up, and focus on older patients. Although some case series have revealed that malignancies escaping early detection and uncovered subsequently are exceptional, reported follow-ups have been too short or(More)
BACKGROUND Anemia is defined as hemoglobin below the cutoff of normal in studies examining the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in iron-deficiency anemia (IDA). Although the risk of GI cancer (GIC) increases as hemoglobin decreases, guidelines do not usually recommend hemoglobin thresholds for IDA investigation. METHODS To elucidate whether underlying GI(More)
ORIGINALES Resumen Objetivo: Explorar la relación entre la presencia de defec-tos del esmalte (DE), la experiencia de caries en la dentición temporal, y la exposición a diversas fuentes de fluoruros, con la presencia de caries en la dentición permanente de niños con dentición mixta. Material y métodos: Se realizó un estudio transversal en 713 sujetos de 6-9(More)