[Comorbidity as a predictor of health services utilization and mortality in patients with diabetes].
CONCLUSIONS: The ACG system allows resource consumption and mortality to be predicted in people with diabetes mellitus in our environment. This study confirms the substantial healthcare burden generated by patients with diabetes mellitus and the need to tackle this situation. PMID: 25200482 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Health and health-related behaviors according to sexual attraction and behavior].
CONCLUSIONS: Lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual people may have health problems that should be explored in depth, prevented, and attended. PMID: 25217173 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Broadening the professionalization of public health: multiprofessional specialized training].
Authors: Blasco Blasco M, Atenza Fernández J PMID: 25218932 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Can informal employment be compared in South America? Analysis of its definition, measurement and classification].
CONCLUSIONS: An appropriate and specific definition of informal employment would allow nuances to be studied within the concept, revealing the loopholes faced by most of the population working informally. The key to meaningful comparisons within the study region is to incorporate common indicators among local registration systems (measurement) in order to determine the public health impact in the informally employed population. PMID: 25224957 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Meanings attributed to management as an explanation for clinician managers' attitudes and professional identity].
CONCLUSIONS: This study sheds light on why clinician managers develop adverse attitudes to managing and why they define themselves as clinicians rather than as managers. The explanation lies in the construction of the meanings they assign to managing as the basis of their attitudes to this role and professional identity. These findings have some practical implications for healthcare management. PMID: 25234273 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Abortion and women's health].
Authors: Martínez-González MA, Aguilera-Cortés E, López del Burgo C PMID: 25239230 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Public health competencies and contents in pharmacy degree programs in Spanish universities].
CONCLUSIONS: Representation of almost all the Spanish Pharmacy Faculties and the consensus reached in the description of competences and program contents will greatly improve the quality of teaching in this area. PMID: 25240270 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Prevalence of factors associated with the duration of exclusive breastfeeding during the first 6 months of life in the INMA birth cohort in Gipuzkoa].
CONCLUSIONS: From a public health perspective, the results of this study could help health professionals to develop strategies to support breastfeeding mothers, taking into account the main reasons for early and late abandonment. PMID: 25258325 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[In memoriam. Ignasi Balaguer-Vintró (25/5/1925-20/3/2014)].
[In memoriam. Ignasi Balaguer-Vintró (25/5/1925-20/3/2014)]. Gac Sanit. 2014 Sep-Oct;28(5):435 Authors: Sans S PMID: 25295337 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Authors-reviewers and editors, parasitism or symbiosis?].
Authors: Fernández E PMID: 25307134 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Indoor radon and public health in Spain. Time for action].
Authors: Ruano-Raviña A, Quindós-Poncela L, Sainz Fernández C, Barros-Dios JM PMID: 25307135 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Registration of observational studies: it is time to comply with the Declaration of Helsinki requirement].
Authors: Dal-Ré R, Delgado M, Bolumar F Abstract Publication bias is a serious deficiency in the current system of disseminating the results of human research studies. Clinical investigators know that, from an ethical standpoint, they should prospectively register clinical trials in a public registry before starting them. In addition, it is believed that this approach will help to reduce publication bias. However, most studies conducted in humans are observational rather than experimental. It is estimated that less than 2% out of 2 million concluded or ongoing observational studies have been registered. The ...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Overweight, sedentary lifestyle, and insulin resistance].
Authors: Miguel-Soca PE PMID: 25433767 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Socioeconomic inequalities and age and gender differences in cardiovascular risk factors].
CONCLUSIONS: Inequalities in cardiovascular risk factors by social class were higher among women than among men. Some cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking and obesity showed significant inequalities from a very early age. PMID: 25438743 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
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[Results of a telemedicine program for primary care patients with type 2 diabetes].
CONCLUSIONS: Although glycemic control did not improve during the follow-up, electronic transmission of information was found to be feasible and satisfactory for patients. The patients reported a higher level of self-perceived health. PMID: 25440441 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Fat phobia among first and fifth year medical students in Tijuana, México.
Fat phobia among first and fifth year medical students in Tijuana, México. Gac Sanit. 2015 Mar-Apr;29(2):153 Authors: Soto L, Jiménez-Cruz A, Armendariz-Anguiano AL, Bacardí-Gascón M PMID: 25444386 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Predictors of having heard about human papillomavirus vaccination: Critical aspects for cervical cancer prevention among Colombian women.
Authors: Bermedo-Carrasco S, Feng CX, Peña-Sánchez JN, Lepnurm R Abstract OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the probability of having heard about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination differs by socio-demographic characteristics among Colombian women; and whether the effect of predictors of having heard about HPV vaccination varies by educational levels and rural/urban area of residence. METHODS: Data of 53,521 women aged 13-49 years were drawn from the 2010 Colombian National Demographic and Health Survey. Women were asked about aspects of their health and their socio-demographic characteristics....
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[A step back in air pollution: automotive industry news].
Authors: de Las Casas Cámara G PMID: 25444388 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Physical inactivity in Galicia (Spain): trends and the impact of changes in the definition].
CONCLUSIONS: Between 2007 and 2011 in Galicia, the prevalence of inactivity remained high and stable. This prevalence was significantly decreased when non-leisure time activities were included in the definition. PMID: 25444389 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

The measurement of social capital.
Authors: Villalonga-Olives E, Kawachi I Abstract Social capital has been defined as the resources available to individuals and groups through membership in social networks. The definition is consistent with either an individualistic approach, i.e. resources (such as information or instrumental assistance) that are accessed by individuals through their network connections; or a collective approach, e.g. the benefits accruing to members of a group - such as the ability of a community to engage in collective action - as a consequence of the existence of cohesive relationships. While research often restricts itself to ...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Quality of life in Latin American immigrant caregivers in Spain].
CONCLUSIONS: The vulnerability of these women can be explained by poor working conditions and other factors related to the migratory process. PMID: 25444641 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Induced abortion and use of contraceptive methods among prostitutes in Almería (Spain)].
[Induced abortion and use of contraceptive methods among prostitutes in Almería (Spain)]. Gac Sanit. 2015 May-Jun;29(3):205-8 Authors: Cabrerizo Egea MJ, Barroso García MP, Rodríguez-Contreras Pelayo R Abstract OBJECTIVE: To analyze the performance of induced abortion (IA) in prostitutes in Almería (Spain) and its association with the use of contraceptive methods. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 110 women. A bivariate analyses using either the χ(2) test or Fisher's exact test was carried out (significance level
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[Cardiovascular risk factors and metabolic syndrome in the young adult population].
Authors: González-Solanellas M, Grau-Carod M, Zabaleta-del-Olmo E, Moreno-Feliu R, Romagosa-Pérez-Portabella A, Juanpere-Simó S, Bernaus-Miquel N PMID: 25457870 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
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[Representation of women in health-related scientific societies in Spain in 2014].
CONCLUSION: There is a lack of parity, which is greater in nursing and primary care societies than in medical and hospital-related societies. Parity decreases as the level of responsibility rises. PMID: 25459410 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Nurse staffing, working conditions and the impact on health].
Authors: Llop-Gironés A, Tarafa G, Benach J PMID: 25467123 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
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[Adaptation and validation of the CCAENA(©) scale for the measurement of continuity of care between healthcare levels in Colombia and Brazil].
[Adaptation and validation of the CCAENA(©) scale for the measurement of continuity of care between healthcare levels in Colombia and Brazil]. Gac Sanit. 2015 Mar-Apr;29(2):88-96 Authors: Garcia-Subirats I, Aller MB, Vargas Lorenzo I, Vázquez Navarrete ML Abstract OBJECTIVE: To adapt and to validate the scale of the questionnaire Continuity of Care between Care Levels (CCAENA(©)) in the context of the Colombian and Brazilian health systems. METHODS: The study consisted of two phases: 1) adaptation of the CCAENA(©) scale to the context of each country, which was tested by two p...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Portuguese children's exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke in the family car.
Authors: Vitória PD, Machado JC, Ravara SB, Araújo AC, Samorinha C, Antunes H, Rosas M, Becoña E, Precioso J Abstract OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of children's exposure to second-hand smoke in the family car; to compare exposure among children with smoking and non-smoking parents. METHODS: In 2011, a self-administered questionnaire was applied to a 4th grade Portuguese children national sample (N=3187, mean age 9.5 ± 0.7, 51.1% boys). Prevalence rates and chi-square tests were computed. RESULTS: Of the participants, 52.0% reported having, at least, one smoking parent. Ov...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Prevalence and clinical characteristics of subclinical hypothyroidism in an opportunistic sample in the population of Castile-León (Spain)].
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism in our sample was high and in the upper limits of values found in previous studies. Proper diagnosis and treatment are important because of the risk of progression to hypothyroidism and the association with multiple diseases and other risk factors. PMID: 25524153 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[The outbreak of Ebola: the local crisis should not blind us to the serious problem in Western Africa].
Authors: Godoy P, Mayoral JM, Sierra MJ, Aragonés N, Cano R, Pousa A, González F PMID: 25534473 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

How much do workers' health examinations add to health and safety at the workplace? Occupational preventive usefulness of routine health examinations.
CONCLUSIONS: This study raises serious concerns about how health examinations are performed within our workers' health surveillance system, which should be reviewed to ensure the fulfilment of its occupational preventive objective. Our results might encourage other countries with similar practices to assess them in order to assure their fitness for purpose. PMID: 25535028 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Self-rated health in adults: influence of poverty and income inequality in the area of residence].
CONCLUSIONS: In Bogotá, there are geographical differences in the perception of health. Higher rates of poverty and income inequality were associated with an increased risk of self-perceived poor health. Notable findings were the large health inequalities at the individual and local levels. PMID: 25544035 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
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[The use of benchmarking to manage the healthcare supply chain: effects on purchasing cost and quality].
CONCLUSIONS: The use of benchmarking by healthcare centers can reduce expenditure and allow more efficient management of the healthcare supply chain. It also facilitated the acquisition of products at lower prices and higher quality. PMID: 25554198 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[What does open access add? Not much, the main problems remain and new ones appear].
Authors: García AM PMID: 25554199 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Outstanding features of training in public health].
Authors: González Natal MA, Curiel MA PMID: 25554200 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[When radon is beneficial to health].
Authors: Maraver F, Martín-Megías AI, Corvillo I, Armijo F PMID: 25554201 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
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[Who's afraid of open access? A growing, timely and necessary movement].
Authors: Galán I, Pérez-Gómez B, Primo-Peña E PMID: 25583428 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Vaccination status of immunocompromised patients attended in primary care].
Authors: Rivera Casares F, Pineda Coronel R, García de León Chocano S, López S, Montagud S, Lorente P PMID: 25596809 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Albert Jovell (1962-2013), doctor and patient].
Authors: March Cerda JC PMID: 25602086 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Population-based multicase-control study in common tumors in Spain (MCC-Spain): rationale and study design.
This study, conducted within the Spanish Consortium for Biomedical Research in Epidemiology & Public Health (CIBERESP), is a unique initiative to evaluate etiological factors for common cancers and will promote cancer research and prevention in Spain. PMID: 25613680 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Can a recognized human carcinogen such as radon be healthy?].
Authors: Ruano-Raviña A, Quindós-Poncela L, Fernández CS, Barros-Dios JM PMID: 25617185 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Two decades of bridging activities between pharmacology, epidemiology and public health in Spain].
This article compiles two decades of shared initiatives among these fields, coordinated by the Esteve Foundation. We discuss 20 collaborations, including face-to-face activities and joint publications. These activities involved numerous institutions and over 1,000 professionals. Among other activities, we would like to stress the training activities in scientific writing and editing. In particular, we highlight the 32 editions of a training workshop on how to write a scientific article, which has been running since 2004 to the present day. We conclude that collaborations between different institutions and professionals hav...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Assessment of the magnitude of geographical variations in the duration of non-work-related sickness absence by individual and contextual factors.
CONCLUSIONS: County-level variation in the duration of NWRSA was small and was explained more by individual than by contextual variables. Knowledge of geographic differences in NWRSA duration is needed to plan specific programs and interventions to minimize these differences. PMID: 25638744 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
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[Nitrate concentrations in tap water in Spain].
CONCLUSIONS: Nitrate levels in most public drinking water supplies in municipalities inhabited by almost half of the Spanish population are below 15mg/L. PMID: 25661464 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
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[Implications of psychoactive substances on the health of men deprived of liberty.]
CONCLUSIONS: Victimization and substance use is a reality in prisons, and there is a statistically significant association between the two phenomena. This association should be further studied to design preventive measures and improve prison life. PMID: 25661465 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[In memoriam. Remembering Alicia Llacer (1947-2014)].
Authors: Pena-Rey I PMID: 25674646 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
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[Gaceta sanitaria in 2014].
Authors: Borrell C, Domínguez-Berjón MF, Álvarez-Dardet C, Bermúdez-Tamayo C, Godoy P, López MJ, Negrín MÁ, Pérez G, Pérez-Farinós N, Ruano A, Cases CV, García AM PMID: 25702243 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
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Use of new technologies to notify possible contagion of sexually-transmitted infections among men.
CONCLUSIONS: Fighting stigma and promoting alternative methods of PN among MSM and health professionals through new technologies could increase the frequency of PN. This approach will improve early detection and reduce transmission in Spain. PMID: 25707605 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Outstanding features of training in public health-Response].
Authors: Atenza Fernández J, Blasco Blasco M PMID: 25726249 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
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[Epidemiology of Lyme disease in a healthcare area in north-west Spain].
CONCLUSIONS: Due to the increase of the disease in north-west Spain and the differences observed between the different areas, epidemiological studies are needed that increase the index of diagnostic suspicion and lead to the implementation of effective prevention measures. PMID: 25726250 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
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[Burden of mortality due to diabetes mellitus in Latin America 2000-2011: the case of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico.]
DISCUSSION: Diabetes is a huge challenge for Latin America, especially in Mexico where mortality due to diabetes is accelerating. Even though the proportion of deaths due to diabetes in Argentina, Chile and Colombia is smaller, this disease figures among the main causes of death in these countries. PMID: 25746417 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research