[Knowledge of electronic cigarettes and their perceived harmfulness among the adult population in Barcelona (Spain)].
CONCLUSION: Advertising of e-cigarettes in the media should be regulated because there is still scarce scientific evidence about the usefulness and harmful effects of these devices. PMID: 25757692 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Medical abortion provided by telemedicine to women in Latin America: complications and their treatment].
CONCLUSION: Medical abortion provided by telemedicine seems to be a safe and effective alternative in contexts where it is legally restricted. PMID: 25770915 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Excess mortality associated with influenza in Spain in winter 2012].
CONCLUSION: A significant increase in mortality in elderly people in Spain was detected by the Spanish daily mortality surveillance system and by the European mortality surveillance system in the winter of 2012, coinciding with a late influenza season, with a predominance of the A(H3N2) virus, and a cold wave in Spain. This study suggests that influenza could have been one of the main factors contributing to the mortality excess observed in the winter of 2012 in Spain. PMID: 25770916 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Factors associated with influenza immunization in primary care health workers].
CONCLUSIONS: Strategies should be designed to increase coverage, based on changing negative attitudes of healthcare workers to vaccination. PMID: 25772443 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Emotional distress and quality of life in people with diabetes and their families].
CONCLUSIONS: People with diabetes experience high levels of stress and the psychosocial impact of diabetes also affects family members. PMID: 25778636 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Control measures for anabolic androgenic steroid medicines].
This article aims to show that the AAS are susceptible to being sold on the black market. We also aim to describe how certain limitations on the health inspection services of the Galician health service to pursue these illegal actions prompted a regulatory initiative demanding that additional actions be granted to community pharmacies when dispensing AAS. Four pharmacy inspections detected the diversion of a total of 3118 packages of AAS, which led to the opening of four disciplinary proceedings. In two of these, specialized police forces were called in as there was sufficient evidence of possible diversion to gymnasiums, ...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

RETIRADO TEMPORALMENTE: Perfiles resilientes y calidad de vida en personas con discapacidad sobrevenida por accidentes de tráfico.
RETIRADO TEMPORALMENTE: Perfiles resilientes y calidad de vida en personas con discapacidad sobrevenida por accidentes de tráfico. Gac Sanit. 2015 Mar 19; Authors: Suriá Martínez R PMID: 25799268 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Twenty years trends and socio-demographic characteristics of HIV prevalence in women giving birth in Catalonia (Spain).
CONCLUSION: To ensure early identification and treatment of HIV-infected mothers, it is essential to maintain HIV surveillance programs and pre- and post-natal screening programs, both in Barcelona and in cities with 200,000 inhabitants or less, especially in immigrant women. PMID: 25814033 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[The Ebola virus and nursing student safety: experience of institutional cooperation in simulation training].
Authors: Vizcaya-Moreno MF, Mercedes Núñez Del Castillo M, Pérez-Cañaveras RM, Hernández Ortuño A, Jurado Moyano JL PMID: 25817551 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Hospital costs associated with nosocomial infections in a pediatric intensive care unit.
CONCLUSIONS: NI was associated with an increase in total cost, which implies that the prevention of these infections through specific interventions could be cost-effective and would help to increase the safety of healthcare systems. PMID: 25817552 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Malaria in Europe: a rare disease?
Authors: Olaso A, de Górgolas M, Ramos JM PMID: 25818567 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

The effect of the European traditional use directive on the register of herbal medicinal products in Spain.
CONCLUSION: In Spain, the public health benefits of the Directive 2004/24/EC might be less than expected. PMID: 25835515 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Explanation of risky sexual behaviors in men who have sex with men].
CONCLUSIONS: The concept of masculinity plays a fundamental role in sexual practices among men who have sex with men. We suggest renewed innovation in preventive programs and incorporating the perception of risk and HIV infection from a gender perspective. PMID: 25869152 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Productivity loss due to premature mortality caused by blood cancer: a study based on patients undergoing stem cell transplantation.
CONCLUSIONS: Further efforts are needed to reduce premature mortality in blood cancer patients undergoing transplantations and reduce economic losses. PMID: 25869153 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Alcohol consumption trends among Spanish school-aged adolescents in the first decade of the 21(st) century].
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study are of particular importance in the analysis of the effects of the public health policies implemented during this time period. We also found changes in consumption patterns of the various alcoholic drinks, which may constitute key information in the design of new public health policies. PMID: 25869154 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Technical efficiency of traditional hospitals and public enterprises in Andalusia (Spain)].
DISCUSSION: The possible reasons for the greater efficiency of public enterprises include their greater budgetary and employment flexibility. However, the convergence process observed points to a process of mutual learning that is not necessarily efficient. PMID: 25869155 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[The keys to open access].
Authors: Meneu R, Ortún V PMID: 25888450 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Gender inequalities in science: Gaceta Sanitaria takes a step forward].
Authors: Borrell C, Vives-Cases C, Domínguez-Berjón MF, Álvarez-Dardet C PMID: 25934004 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Factors associated with empowerment in people with a spinal cord injury due to traffic accidents].
CONCLUSION: This study suggests that the capacity to become empowered can vary and evolve and should therefore be promoted in intervention programs. PMID: 25934005 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Electronic clinical records in primary care for estimating disease burden and management. An example of COPD.
Authors: Verde-Remeseiro L, López-Pardo E, Ruano-Ravina A, Gude-Sampedro F, Castro-Calvo R Abstract Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a significant health problem in developed countries. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of COPD in a single Spanish healthcare area. We also aimed to assess if there are any differences in prevalence and spirometry use among primary care services by utilizing already registered information. We designed a cross-sectional study to determine the prevalence of COPD and the performance of spirometries in each primary care service. A total of 8,444 patients were diagn...
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Perceptions and experiences of access to health services and their utilization among the immigrant population].
CONCLUSIONS: There is a need to promote interventions to enhance health literacy among immigrants. These interventions should take into account diversity and length of residence, and should be based on an action-participation methodology. PMID: 25977136 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Multidimensional measurement of precarious employment: social distribution and its association with health in Catalonia (Spain)].
CONCLUSIONS: Precarious employment is associated with poor health in the working population. Working conditions surveys should include questions on precarious employment and health indicators, which would allow monitoring and subsequent analyses of health inequalities. PMID: 25980757 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Maximizing return on investment for public health with open-source medical hardware].
Authors: Pearce JM PMID: 26021402 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Something is wrong in the way we inform patients of an adverse event].
CONCLUSIONS: There are gaps in the way of planning, organizing and ensuring that patients who suffer an AE will receive an apology with honest information about what has happened and what could subsequently happen. PMID: 26026725 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

[Is youth-friendly primary care feasible in Spain?]
Authors: Goicolea I, Aguiló E, Madrid J PMID: 26026726 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

Prevalence of Chagas disease in the Bolivian population of Majorca (Spain).
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates a high prevalence of T. cruzi in Bolivian residents, which was strongly associated with established risk factors. PMID: 26026727 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gaceta Sanitaria)
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - June 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research