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With the aim of determining rotavirus vaccine effectiveness (RVVE) in Spain, from Oct-2008/Jun-2009, 467 consecutive children below 2 years old with acute gastroenteritis (AGE) were recruited using a pediatric research network ( that includes primary, emergency and hospital care settings. Of 467 enrolled children, 32.3% were(More)
INTRODUCTION Despite its frequency and high clinical burden, few studies have analyzed the clinical features of the alcohol withdrawal syndrome in a hospital setting. Our purpose was to describe its manifestations and clinical course in a general hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with a diagnosis of alcohol withdrawal since January 1983 to December(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measured with the 36-item Short-Form (SF-36) questionnaire in women workers in the fishing industry, compared with norm-based values in the reference population and other similar samples of persons with musculoskeletal disorders. METHOD A cross-sectional study was performed to measure HRQoL in(More)
To determine the rate of phlebitis cases and their risk factors, the authors carried out a prospective follow-up study in an internal medicine unit. 553 catheters pertaining to 266 patients were analyzed. The length of time a catheter was used did not have any significant bearing on the development of phlebitis. The rate of phlebitis cases was more frequent(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MS) in a population of patients with overweight and obesity of the A Coruña and Granada health areas, using the definitions of the Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (ATP III) and of(More)
The aim of this study was to review the main causes of death as determined by autopsy of deceased solid organ transplant recipients. We reviewed 156 autopsies including 76 heart, 32 liver, 29 kidney, and 19 lung transplant recipients. The mean survival period varied depending on the transplanted organ: namely heart, 497 days; liver, 189 days; kidney, 1124(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the presentation forms and prognosis of patients with advanced gastric cancer at the time of diagnosis. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied all patients with gastric cancer (n=2,334) and synchronic metastases diagnosed in Lugo and A Coruña hospitals between 1975 and 1993. We estimated survival(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE There is little information available regarding the course of alcohol withdrawal syndrome in a general hospital. The aim of this study was to analyse the timing of the most important clinical features attributed to alcohol withdrawal, as well as their prognostic implications. MATERIAL AND METHOD A cohort study of patients with a(More)
Controversy exists with regard to the impact that the different components of diagnosis delay may have on the degree of invasion and prognosis in patients with colorectal cancer. The follow-up strategies after treatment also vary considerably. The aims of this study are: a) to determine if the symptoms-to-diagnosis interval and the treatment delay modify(More)
BACKGROUND The analysis of the survival of patients diagnosed with gastricadenocarcinoma and the factors which modify prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHOD Retrospective cohort study of overall patients diagnosed with gastric adenocarcinoma treated in the Xeral-Calde and Juan Canelejo hospitals of Lugo and La Coruña (Spain) between 1975 and 1993. The following(More)