Now showing items 1-10 of 70
- . . .
Statins and new-onset atrial fibrillation in a cohort of patients with hypertension: analysis of electronic health records, 2006-2015
Hypertension is the most prevalent risk factor for new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF). But few studies have addressed the effect of statins on the incidence of this arrhythmia in patients with hypertension. This study aimed ...
Antidepressant use in Denmark, Germany, Spain, and Sweden between 2009 and 2014: incidence and comorbidities of antidepressant initiators
Background We aimed to describe patterns of use and characteristics of 10 commonly used antidepressants for the period 2009–2014 in Denmark, Germany, Spain, and Sweden. Methods Adult initiators from 2009 to 2014 of ...
How the probability of presentation to a primary care clinician correlates with cancer survival rates: a European survey using vignettes
OBJECTIVE: European cancer survival rates vary widely. System factors, including whether or not primary care physicians (PCPs) are gatekeepers, may account for some of these differences. This study explores where patients ...
The dynamic behaviour of metabolic syndrome and its components in an eight-year population-based cohort from the Mediterranean
BACKGROUND The significant rise in the prevalence of obesity coincides with the considerable increase in the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) currently being observed worldwide. The components of MS are not static and ...
Glycemic markers and relation with arterial stiffness in Caucasian subjects of the MARK study
BACKGROUND: Effect of prediabetes and normal glucose on arterial stiffness remains controversial. The primary aim of this study was to investigate the relationship of fasting plasma glucose (FPG), postprandial glucose (PG) ...
"Talking on the Phone Is Very Cold"-Primary Health Care Nurses' Approach to Enabling Patient Participation in the Context of Chronic Diseases during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Strengthening patient participation is considered a crucial element of primary health care (PHC) nurses' practice when working with chronically ill patients. The COVID-19 pandemic had extraordinary effects on PHC nursing ...
Iodine nutritional status of women in their first trimester of pregnancy in Catalonia
BACKGROUND Sufficient iodine intake is needed during pregnancy to ensure proper fetal development. The iodine levels of women in their first trimester of pregnancy in Catalonia are currently unknown. This data would help ...
A multiple health behaviour change intervention to prevent depression: A randomized controlled trial
Objective: To examine the effectiveness of a 12-month MHBC intervention in the prevention of onset depression in primary health care (PHC). Methods: Twenty-two PHC centres took part in the cluster-randomized controlled ...
Risk of thrombotic events and other complications in anticoagulant users infected with SARS‑CoV‑2: an observational cohort study in primary health care in SIDIAP (Catalonia, Spain)
Background: The risk of thromboembolic events and COVID-19 complications in anticoagulated patients once hos‑ pitalized has been widely analyzed. We aim to assess these outcomes in primary health care (PHC) patients ...
The use and adherence of oral anticoagulants in Primary Health Care in Catalunya, Spain: a real-world data cohort study
Objective: We aimed to describe sociodemographic, comorbidities, co-medication and risk of thromboembolic events and bleeding in patients with NVAF initiating oral anticoagulants (OAC) for stroke prevention, and to estimate ...