Vicente F. Gil-Guillen

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BACKGROUND There is no consensus on what type of arthroplasty is best for the treatment of complex proximal humeral fractures in elderly patients. The purpose of this prospective study was to compare the outcomes of reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) and hemiarthroplasty (HA). METHODS Sixty-two patients older than 70 years were randomized to RSA (31(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of the present study was to quantify both diagnostic and therapeutic inertia in hypertension and to identify patient-associated variables. PATIENTS AND METHODS Cross-sectional, multicenter study of 35 424 subjects carried out in 428 health centers and/or primary care clinics in the Valencian Community, Spain, in a preventive(More)
Adherence to therapy is defined as the extent to which a person's behavior in taking medication, following a diet, and/or executing lifestyle changes, corresponds with agreed recommendations from a healthcare provider. Patients presenting with type 2 diabetes mellitus are initially encouraged to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen, followed by(More)
INTRODUCTION We estimated influenza vaccine effectiveness (IVE) to prevent laboratory-confirmed influenza-related hospitalizations in patients 18 years old or older during the 2010-2011 influenza season. METHODS We conducted a prospective case-control study in five hospitals, in Valencia, Spain. Study subjects were consecutive emergency hospitalizations(More)
INTRODUCTION The aims of this study were to evaluate the consistency between the SCORE (Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation) and REGICOR (Registre Gironí del cor) scales in identifying high cardiovascular risk and to describe the characteristics of those individuals for whom scale results were discrepant. METHODS This cross-sectional study involved 8942(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of a programme of home blood pressure measurement (HBPM) on therapeutic compliance in mild-to-moderate hypertension. DESIGN A prospective controlled multicentre clinical trial. SETTING Forty primary care centres in Spain, with a duration of 6 months. PATIENTS A total of 250 patients with newly diagnosed or(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES To assess compliance with treatment inhibit the renin-angiotensin system (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers) in uncontrolled hypertension in patients at high cardiovascular risk. METHODS Prospective, longitudinal, multicenter study, carried out in 102 Spanish primary care centers. We(More)
BACKGROUND The question about what risk function should be used in primary prevention remains unanswered. The Framingham Study proposed a new algorithm based on three key ideas: use of the four risk factors with the most weight (cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes and smoking), prediction of overall cardiovascular diseases and incorporating the concept of(More)
BACKGROUND Many authors have analysed premature mortality in cohorts of type 2 diabetic patients, but no analyses have assessed mortality in hospitalised diabetic patients. AIM To construct predictive models to estimate the likelihood of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality in type 2 diabetic inpatients. DESIGN Cohort study with follow-up(More)
The aim was to identify patient-related predictors of treatment failure after primary total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis. Treatment failure included surgical revision or clinical failure, which was defined by less than 70 in any score of the Knee Society. Prospective follow-up was performed in 412 consecutive patients with a minimum of 5 years.(More)