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AIM To determine whether the Framingham function accurately predicts the 10 year risk of coronary disease and to adapt this predictive method to the characteristics of a Spanish population. METHOD AND RESULTS A Framingham function for predicting 10 year coronary deaths and non-fatal myocardial infarction was applied to the population of the province of(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the reliability and accuracy of the Framingham coronary heart disease (CHD) risk function adapted by the Registre Gironí del Cor (REGICOR) investigators in Spain. METHODS A 5-year follow-up study was completed in 5732 participants aged 35-74 years. The adaptation consisted of using in the function the average population risk factor(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution may increase blood pressure (BP) and induce hypertension. However, evidence supporting these associations is limited, and they may be confounded by exposure to traffic noise and biased due to inappropriate control for use of BP-lowering medications. OBJECTIVES We evaluated the associations of(More)
Taxol is an exciting antineoplastic agent with a novel mechanism of action. Taxol has been shown to prolong the G2/M phase of the cell cycle. This cell cycle perturbation has been the explanation given for the radiation-sensitizing effects seen with taxol in vitro. The aim of this study is to evaluate the cell kinetics of the BG-1 human ovarian cancer cell(More)
BACKGROUND The American Heart Association has established criteria for the evaluation of novel markers of cardiovascular risk. In accordance with these criteria, we assessed the association between a multi-locus genetic risk score (GRS) and incident coronary heart disease (CHD), and evaluated whether this GRS improves the predictive capacity of the(More)
cis-Platinum (DDP) and cyclophosphamide are commonly used for the treatment of ovarian cancer; however, survival remains poor. The degree of cytotoxicity of the standard antineoplastic agents DDP, 4-hydroperoxy-cyclophosphamide (4-OH-CTX), mitomycin C (MITOM C), vincristine (VCR), etoposide (VP-16), 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), cytosine arabinoside (ARA-C), and(More)
BACKGROUND High prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors has been observed in Spain along with low incidence of acute myocardial infarction. Our objective was to determine the trends of cardiovascular risk factor prevalence between 1995 and 2005 in the 35-74-year-old population of Gerona, Spain. DESIGN Comparison of cross-sectional studies were conducted(More)
PURPOSE To determine the association between socioeconomic deprivation (SES) and hip fracture risk. METHODS Retrospective cohort study using a population-based database (primary care records) of over 5 million people. Eligibility: all living subjects registered during the period 2009-2012 and resident in an urban area. MEASURES a validated SES composite(More)
Women with myocardial infarction (MI) have shown a 28-day survival disadvantage compared with men. However, results were less consistent when considering long-term mortality in 28-day survivors. The aim was to estimate the trends for sex-related differences in the three endpoints considered for this study: (1) 28-day mortality or severe ventricular(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Although its incidence is low, cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in Spain. A number of different algorithms can be used to calculate cardiovascular disease risk for primary prevention, but their ability to identify patients who will experience a cardiovascular event is not well understood.(More)