Víctor Sobradillo

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AIMS This study aimed to determine the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Spain and identify the level of undiagnosed disease and its impact on health-related quality of life (HRQL) and activities of daily living (ADL). METHODS A population-based sample of 4274 adults aged 40-80 years was surveyed. They were invited to answer a(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated circulating levels of several inflammatory biomarkers have been described in selected patient populations with COPD, although less is known about their population-based distribution. The aims of this study were to compare the levels of several systemic biomarkers between stable COPD patients and healthy subjects from a population-based(More)
The aim of this prospective observational study was to determine those factors influencing bacterial colonization in patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Eighty-eight outpatients with stable COPD and 20 patients with normal spirometry and chest radiography (controls) had a fibreoptic bronchoscopy performed with topical aerosol(More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain the differences in smoking characteristics between a group of smokers with COPD and another group of healthy smokers, both of which were identified in a population-based epidemiologic study. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS This is an epidemiologic, multicenter, population-based study conducted in seven areas of SPAIN: A total of 4,035(More)
The aim of the study was to obtain the general population norms for the St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ), a specific questionnaire for respiratory diseases. The IBERPOC project was a cross-sectional study of representative samples of the general population aged between 40-69 yrs. The study sample was composed of 862 individuals. All(More)
BACKGROUND Proinflammatory leukotrienes, which are not completely inhibited by inhaled corticosteroids, may contribute to asthmatic problems [corrected]. A 16 week multicentre, randomised, double blind, controlled study was undertaken to study the efficacy of adding oral montelukast, a leukotriene receptor antagonist, to a constant dose of inhaled(More)
One hundred and sixty four cases of Q fever pneumonia are reviewed. Coxiella burnetti is responsible for 18.8% of pneumonias acquired in the community in our region with an extremely high seasonal variation. 91% of the cases occur between January and June. 88.5% of the patients are less than 40 yrs of age and 77% are male. The most common clinical symptoms(More)
AIMS To characterize the distribution of BMI in a population-based sample of COPD patients and to evaluate the impact of obesity on their health status, exercise tolerance, systemic inflammation and comorbidity. METHODS A population-based sample of 3,797 subjects aged 40-80 years from the EPI-SCAN study was selected. Subjects were categorized according(More)
The Asthma Autonomy Questionnaire (AAQ) was designed to evaluate asthmatics' desire to learn about their disease and to make decisions. The AAQ consists of 26 items distributed in two scales: Preferences in the Search for Information (PSI, 8 items) and Preferences in Decision Making (PDM, 6 general items and 12 related to 3 scenarios depicting asthma in(More)
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