Ruth Gil Prieto

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OBJECTIVES In recent years, the incidence of breast cancer has increased in Spain but mortality has decreased, particularly since 1992. Despite the general decrease in mortality, the intensity of this disease differs between age groups. The main objective of this study was to examine mortality due to breast cancer for different age groups in Spain from 1981(More)
BACKGROUND Reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus, partly due to age-related immunosenescence and immunosuppressive conditions, results in herpes zoster (HZ) and its associated complications. The management of the most important complication, post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN), is challenging, particularly in the elderly, and is generally unsatisfactory.(More)
The burden of hospital admissions for pneumococcal meningitis in pediatric population in Spain during a 9-year period was estimated. Data were obtained from the national information system (computerized hospital discharge data). There were 770 hospital admissions with an annual incidence of 1.44 cases per 100,000 population. Rate of death and case-fatality(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe the clinical and economic burden of hospital admissions related to Salmonella infections amongst the population of Spain over the course of 10 years (1997-2006). METHODS Data provided by the National Epidemiology Surveillance System for Hospital Data (Conjunto Mínimo Básico de Datos; CMBD) were analysed.(More)
We report on trends in anaphylaxis admissions in the Spanish hospital system during the period 1998-2011. Data on admissions for anaphylaxis were obtained from the Spanish Information System for Hospital Data for the period 1998-2011. Patients were selected using the codes for anaphylaxis in the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision,(More)
INTRODUCTION Serum vitamin B12 concentration levels in children are essential to establish values in order to compare different regions or countries, and for considering e the possibility of supplementing diets with group B vitamins as a secondary prevention against cardiovascular diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS A cross-sectional epidemiological study was(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Neisseria meningitidis infection causes an important morbidity and mortality in Spain. Our study aims to estimate the burden of hospital admissions for meningococcal infection in Spain during a nine-year period (1997-2005) by analyzing the Spanish hospital surveillance system. METHODS An epidemiological retrospective study was(More)
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