Recent Submissions

  • Nasopharyngeal microbiota profiling of pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 infection 

    Crovetto, Francesca; Selma-Royo, Marta; Crispi, Fàtima; Carbonetto, Belén; Pascal, Rosalia; Larroya, Marta; Casas, Irene; Tortajada, Marta; Escudero, Nuria; Muñoz-Almagro, Carmen; Gomez-Roig, Maria Dolores; González-Torres, Pedro; Collado, Maria Carmen; Gratacos, Eduard (Scientific Reports, 2022)
    We aimed to analyze the nasopharyngeal microbiota profiles in pregnant women with and without SARS-CoV-2 infection, considered a vulnerable population during COVID-19 pandemic. Pregnant women were ...
  • Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on the nasopharyngeal microbiota of children and adults self-confined at home 

    Rocafort, Muntsa; Henares, Desiree; Brotons, Pedro; Launes, Cristian; de Sevilla, Mariona F; Fumado, Victoria; Barrabeig, Irene; Arias, Sara; Redin, Alba; Ponomarenko, Julia; Melé-Casas, Maria; Millat-Martinez, Pere; Claverol, Joana; Balanza, Nuria; Mira, Alex; Garcia-Garcia, Juan J.; Bassat, Quique; Jordan, Iolanda; Muñoz-Almagro, Carmen (Viruses, 2022)
    The increased incidence of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Spain in March 2020 led to the declaration by the Spanish government of a state of emergency imposing strict confinement measures on the population. ...
  • COVID-19 pandemic psychological impact and volunteering experience perceptions of medical students after 2 years 

    Gómez Durán, Esperanza Luisa; Martin-Fumadó, Carles; Gassó, Aina M.; Díaz, Sandra; Miranda-Mendizabal, Andrea; Garcia Forero, Carlos; Virumbrales, Montserrat (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2022)
    Undergraduate healthcare students were mobilized to support healthcare systems during the COVID-19 pandemic, but we have scarce information regarding their experience and its impact on their wellbeing. ...
  • Estado de salud de personas inmigrantes en Cataluña desde una perspectiva de género: Proyecto PELFI 

    Ferrer, Laia; Gaillardin, Florianne; Cayuela, Ana; Hernando, Cristina; Muñoz, Rafael; Sánchez, Néstor; Garcia Forero, Carlos; Ronda, Elena; Casabona, Jordi (Gaceta Sanitaria, 2022)
    Objetivo: Evaluar el estado de salud de hombres y mujeres inmigrantes extracomunitarios residentes en el Área Metropolitana de Barcelona (Cataluña, España) e identificar determinantes sociales de la ...
  • Improvement of medical students' performance in simulated patient interviews by pre-clinical communication training 

    Brotons de Los Reyes, Pedro; Virumbrales Cancio, Montserrat; Elorduy, Marta; Díaz de Castellví, Sandra; Mezquita, Pau; Gené Tous, Emilio Miguel; Balaguer, Albert (International Journal of Medical Education, 2022)
    Objectives: To compare the communication skills shown by medical students during simulated patient interviews between those who received training in communication during the preclinical years and those ...
  • The use of next-generation sequencing in the diagnosis of rare inherited anaemias: a joint BSH/EHA good practice paper 

    Roy, Noémi B. A.; Da Costa, Lydie; Russo, Roberta; Bianchi, Paola; Mañú-Pereira, Maria del Mar; Fermo, Elisa; Andolfo, Immacolata; Clark, Barnaby; Proven, Melanie; Sanchez-Fernandez, Mayka; Van Wijk, Richard; Van der Zwaag, Bert; Layton, Mark; Rees, David; Iolascon, Achille; British Society for Haematology/ European Hematology Association (British Journal of Haematology, 2022)
    The British Society for Haematology (BSH) produces Good Practice Papers to recommend good practice in areas where there is a limited evidence base but for which a degree of consensus or uniformity is ...
  • Unmet needs in Cushing’s syndrome: the patients’ perspective 

    Valassi, Elena; Chiodini, Iacopo; Feelders, Richard A.; Andela, Cornelie D.; Abou-Hanna, Margueritta; Idres, Sarah; Tabarin, Antoine (Endocrine Connections, 2022)
    Background: Cushing’s syndrome (CS) is a rare condition of chronically elevated cortisol levels resulting in diverse comorbidities, many of which endure beyond successful treatment affecting the quality ...
  • Attachment-based compassion therapy for reducing anxiety and depression in fibromyalgia 

    Santos, Alicia; Crespo, Iris; Pérez-Aranda, Adrián; Beltrán Ruiz, María; Puebla-Guedea, Marta; Garcia-Campayo, Javier (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2022)
    Fibromyalgia patients often experience anxiety and depressive symptoms; however, validated interventions show only limited efficacy. This pilot study analyzed the effects of a 16-session version of ...
  • Interexaminer reliability and validity of quantity of cervical mobility during online dynamic inspection 

    Leonet-Tijero, Leire; Corral-de-Toro, Jaime; Rodríguez-Sanz, Jacobo; Hernández-Secorún, Mar; Abenia-Benedí, Hugo; Lucha López, María Orosia; Monti-Ballano, Sofía; Müller-Thyssen-Uriarte, Julián; Tricás-Vidal, Héctor; Hidalgo García, Cesar; Tricás-Moreno, José Miguel (Diagnostics, 2022)
    Background: Physical therapists routinely measure range of motion (ROM) of cervical spine. The reliability of the cervical range of motion (CROM) device has been demonstrated in several studies, but ...
  • Scoping review on interventions to improve adherence to reporting guidelines in health research 

    Blanco, David; Altman, Doug; Moher , David; Boutron, Isabelle; Kirkham, Jamie; Cobo, Erik (BMJ Open, 2019)
    Objectives: The goal of this study is to identify, analyse and classify interventions to improve adherence to reporting guidelines in order to obtain a wide picture of how the problem of enhancing the ...
  • A survey exploring biomedical editors’ perceptions of editorial interventions to improve adherence to reporting guidelines 

    Blanco, David; Hren, Darko; Kirkham, Jamie; Cobo, Erik; Schroter, Sara (F1000Research, 2019)
    Background: Improving the completeness of reporting of biomedical research is essential for improving its usability. For this reason, hundreds of reporting guidelines have been created in the last few ...
  • Knowledge and opinions of healthcare professionals about thirdhand smoke: a multi-national, cross-sectional study 

    Quispe-Cristóbal, Blanca; Lidón-Moyano, Cristina; Martin Sanchez, Juan Carlos; Pérez-Martín, Hipólito; Cartanyà Hueso, Àurea; Cabriada-Sáez, Íñigo; de Paz-Cantos, Sonia; Martínez-Sánchez, Jose M; González-Marrón, Adrián (Healthcare, 2022)
    There is scarce evidence on the knowledge and opinions about third-hand smoke (THS) of health care professionals. The main aim of this study was to explore the knowledge and opinions of health care ...
  • Control in patients with advanced cancer: an interpretative phenomenological study 

    Rodríguez Prat, Andrea; Pergolizzi, Denise; Crespo, Iris; Balaguer, Albert; Porta-Sales, Josep; Monforte-Royo, Cristina (BMC Palliative Care, 2022)
    Background: In the context of life-threatening illness, loss of control is argued as a source of suffering and loss of perceived dignity, whereas having control over the dying process has been seen as ...
  • An interventional nationwide surveillance program lowers postoperative infection rates in elective colorectal surgery. A cohort study (2008–2019) 

    ARROYO GARCÍA, NARES; Badia, Josep M; Vázquez, Ana; Pera, Miguel; Parés, David; Limón, Enric; Almendral, Alexander; Piriz, Marta; Díez, Cecilia; Fraccalvieri, Domenico; López-Contreras, Joaquín; Pujol, Miquel; Members of the VINCat Colorectal Surveillance Team; VINCat Program (International Journal of Surgery, 2022)
    Background: Colorectal surgery is associated with the highest rate of surgical site infection (SSI). This study analyses the effectiveness of an interventional surveillance program on SSI rates after ...
  • Measuring cigarette dependence: a comparison of two scales in two different groups of smokers 

    Fu, Marcela; Carnicer-Pont, Dolors; Castellano, Yolanda; Ballbè, Montse; Sureda Llull, Francisca; Raich, Antonia; Martínez-Sánchez, Jose M; Martinez, Cristina; Baena, Antoni; Riccobene, Anna; Enríquez Mestre, Marta; Fernández, Esteve (Tobacco Prevention & Cessation, 2022)
    Introduction: The Fagerström Test for Cigarette Dependence (FTCD) and the Cigarette Dependence Scale (CDS) are usually used to assess cigarette dependence in clinical- and population-based studies. Our ...
  • Efficiency of hair detection in hair-to-hair matched trichoscopy 

    Bokharia, Laita; Cottlea, Phoebe; grimalt, ramon; Kasprzakc, Michal; Sicińska, Justyna; Sinclair, Rodney; Tosti, Antonella (Skin Appendage Disorders, 2022)
    Introduction: Precise evaluation of changes in hair count is crucial for monitoring progression of hair loss and the effects of treatment. The focus of this study is the comparison of the various ...
  • Practical aspects of modelling parameter uncertainty for risk capital calculation 

    Blanco, David; Weng, Annegret (Zeitschrift fur die gesamte Versicherungswissenschaft, 2019)
    We assume that an insurance undertaking models its risk by a random variable X=X(¿0) with a fixed parameter (vector) ¿0. If the undertaking does not know ¿0 and can only estimate it from historical data, ...
  • Self-learning methodology in simulated environments (MAES©) as a learning tool in perioperative nursing. An evidence-based practice model for acquiring clinical safety competencies 

    Peñataro-Pintado, Ester; Díaz Agea, José Luis; Castillo, Isabel; Leal Costa, César; Ramos-Morcillo, Antonio Jesús; Ruzafa-Martinez, Maria; Rodríguez-Higueras, Encarna (International Journal of Environmental Reseacrh and Public Health, 2021)
    Background: The self-learning Methodology in Simulated Environments (Spanish acronym: MAES©, (Murcia, Spain) is a type of self-directed and collaborative training in health sciences. The objective of ...
  • Assessing nursing students’ self-perceptions about safe medication management: design and validation of a tool, the NURSPeM 

    Fuster-Linares, Pilar; Alfonso-Arias, Cristina; Gallart, Alberto; Rodríguez-Higueras, Encarna; García-Mayor, Silvia; FONT-JIMENEZ, ISABEL; LLAURADO-SERRA, MIREIA (International Journal of Environmental Reseacrh and Public Health, 2022)
    Objective: The objective was to design and validate a tool for assessing nursing students’ self-perceptions about safe medication management. Methods: A descriptive instrumental study was conducted ...
  • Interventions to improve adherence to reporting guidelines in health research: a scoping review protocol 

    Blanco, David; Kirkham, Jamie J.; Altman, Douglas; Moher , David; Boutron, Isabelle; Cobo, Erik (BMJ Open, 2022)
    Introduction There is evidence that the use of some reporting guidelines, such as the Consolidated Standards for Reporting Trials, is associated with improved completeness of reporting in health research. ...

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