Raquel Barba

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BACKGROUND Advice from a medical expert on concerns and queries expressed anonymously through the Internet by patients and later posted on the Web, offers a new type of patient-doctor relationship. The aim of the current study was to perform a descriptive analysis of questions about AIDS and hepatitis made to an infectious disease expert and sent through(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study is to analyze the incidence of hip fracture as a complication of admissions to internal medicine units in Spain. METHODS We analyzed the clinical data of 2,134,363 adults who had been admitted to internal medicine wards. The main outcome was a diagnosis of hip fracture during hospitalization.Outcome measures(More)
There is evidence that indicates the involvement of environmental and genetic factors in the pathogenesis of post-stroke dementia (PSD). In the present work, we examined different polygenic influences on the risk of PSD in a series of stroke patients. We studied 150 consecutive patients evaluated 3 months after suffering acute strokes. All patients were(More)
The Objective of this research was to study the relationship of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) genotype with serum triglycerides concentration in stroke patients. The insertion/deletion (I/D) ACE polymorphism was identified by using polymerase chain reaction in 122 prospectively studied ischemic stroke patients (age 45-91 years). Serum triglycerides(More)
BACKGROUND This study investigates the clinical use of neuroleptics within a general hospital in acutely ill medical or surgical patients and its relation with dementia three months after admission compared with control subjects. METHODS Cases were defined as every adult patient to whom a neuroleptic medication was prescribed during their hospitalization(More)
OBJECTIVE A retrospective study of ischaemic and haemorrhagic cerebral vascular accidents in patients under 45 years of age, admitted to hospital Severo Ochoa (Area sanitaria 9 de la Comunidad de Madrid) during a 6 year period. METHOD 23 CVAs in women and 29 in men were studied. The aetiology of each episode was determined following preestablished(More)
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