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    Knowledge and experiences of Chagas disease in Bolivian women living in Spain: a qualitative study. 

    In Europe, Spain has the highest number of people with Chagas disease (CD). Bolivian migrants account for 81% of the reported cases. One of the priorities in controlling the disease is prevention of mother-to-child transmission. Despite under-diagnosis in Spain being estimated at 90%, there are cur...

    How patients with COVID-19 managed the disease at home during the first wave in Spain: a cross-sectional study. 

    Most patients with mild COVID-19 had to stay at home trying to implement an optimal quarantine. The aim of this study was to describe the COVID-19 cases during the first wave of the pandemic in Spain, how they managed the disease at home, focusing on differences by age, as well as differences in kn...

    Key Chagas disease missing knowledge among at-risk population in Spain affecting diagnosis and treatment. 

    Chagas disease is endemic in Latin America and, over the last few decades, due to population movements, the disease has spread to other continents. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical in terms of improving outcomes for those living with Chagas disease. However, poor knowledge and awareness i...

    Status of dhps and dhfr genes of Plasmodium falciparum in Colombia before artemisinin based treatment policy 

    [EN] Introduction: Surveillance of the genetic characteristics of dhps and dhfr can be useful to outline guidelines for application of intermittent preventive therapy in Northwest Colombia and to define the future use of antifolates in artemisinin-based combination therapy schemes. Objective: To e...

    Pandemic H1N1 influenza-associated hospitalizations in children in Madrid, Spain. 

    To describe the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of children hospitalized with 2009 pandemic influenza (pH1N1) in Madrid, Spain. We included patients less than 14 years of age admitted to one of 18 hospitals in Madrid, Spain, between May 1 and November 30, 2009 and diagnosed with pH1N1 ...

    Barriers and Facilitators for Exclusive Breastfeeding in Women’s Biopsychosocial Spheres According to Primary Care Midwives in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) 

    (1) The objective of our study is to determine, from a primary care midwife’s perspective, which biopsychosocial factors can favour or be detrimental to exclusive breast feeding. (2) The study was carried out in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) and is based on qualitative methodology. Twenty in-dep...

    Conocimientos, actitudes y percepciones de la población inmigrante latinoamericana enferma de tuberculosis en la Comunidad de Madrid 

    [ES] Objetivo Identificar los conocimientos, actitudes y percepciones que tiene la población latinoamericana de la Comunidad de Madrid sobre la tuberculosis, tras el alta hospitalaria. Diseño Estudio transversal. Emplazamiento Comunidad de Madrid. Participantes Población latinoamer...

    Abandono del tratamiento antituberculoso en la población inmigrante: la movilidad y la falta de apoyo familiar 

    [ES]Objetivo: Conocer los resultados del tratamiento antituberculoso entre la población inmigrante e identificar las variables asociadas a su abandono. Métodos: Estudio de cohortes prospectivo que incluye los casos de tuberculosis en población inmigrante, mayor de 15 años, diagnosticados en 15 hos...

    Características sociodemográficas de la población inmigrante diagnosticada de tuberculosis en la Comunidad de Madrid 

    [ES] Objetivo: Describir las características sociodemográficas de la población inmigrante enferma de tuberculosis en la Comunidad de Madrid. Pacientes y método: Estudio descriptivo. Captación de casos: 15 hospitales de la Comunidad de Madrid y 3 consultas de atención primaria de la Cruz Roja. Se ...

    Tiempo de viaje y participación en el cribado del cáncer de mama en una región de alta dispersión poblacional 

    [ES ]Análisis de ámbito municipal de la asociación entre el tiempo de viaje y la participación en el programa de cribado del cáncer de mama ajustando por variables contextuales en la provincia de Segovia. Estudio ecológico utilizando como fuentes de datos el Programa de Detección Precoz de Cáncer ...

    Knowledge and practices regarding malaria and the National Treatment Guidelines among public health workers in Equatorial Guinea. 

    In 2018, an estimated 228 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide. Countries are far from having achieved reasonable levels of national protocol compliance among health workers. Lack of awareness of treatment protocols and treatment resistance by prescribers threatens to undermine progress when...

    Review of hepatitis C screening programs for immigrants in Spain from endemic countries. 

    hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening strategies in European countries do not usually include the migrant population from endemic countries as a target group for screening. The aim of this study is to describe and to evaluate HCV screening strategies for the migrant population residing in Spain and to ...

    Association between proximity to industrial chemical installations and cancer mortality in Spain. 

    It is likely that pollution from chemical facilities will affect the health of any exposed population; however, the majority of scientific evidence available has focused on occupational exposure rather than environmental. Consequently, this study assessed whether there could have been an excess of ...

    The impact of climate change on mosquito-borne diseases in Africa. 

    Despite being one of the continents with the least greenhouse gas emissions, no continent is being struck as severely by climate change (CC) as Africa. Mosquito-borne diseases (MBD) cause major human diseases in this continent. Current knowledge suggests that MBD range could expand dramatically in ...

    Imported cysticercosis in Spain: A retrospective case series from the +REDIVI Collaborative Network. 

    Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the most common parasitic neurological disease worldwide and a major cause of epilepsy. Spain is the country reporting the highest number of NCC imported cases in Europe. Retrospective case series of NCC patients registered in the +REDIVI Network from October 1, 2009 to...

    Epidemiology of intestinal helminthiases in a rural community of Ethiopia: Is it time to expand control programs to include Strongyloides stercoralis and the entire community? 

    Soil transmitted helminths are highly prevalent worldwide. Globally, approximately 1.5 billion people are infected with Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura or hookworm. Endemic countries carry out periodic mass treatment of at-risk populations with albendazole or mebendazole as a control meas...

    The effect of distance on the use of emergency hospital services in a Spanish region with high population dispersion: a multilevel analysis. 

    There is geographic variability in the use of hospital emergency services. The effect of distance to the hospital on this variability is unknown. (a) To analyze the independent effect of distance on use of hospital emergency services; (b) to describe the variability among municipalities in use of ...

    Early detection of cervical cancer according to the discourses of primary care midwives in Segovia, Spain. 

    To analyze the discourses of primary care midwives on access to and utilization of the Cervical Cancer Prevention Program. A qualitative study was conducted in an area of low population density with a high proportion of rural population in Segovia, Spain, between 2008 and 2009. Semi-structured int...

    Nutritional supplements for patients being treated for active visceral leishmaniasis. 

    Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a disease caused by a parasite, which can lead to death if untreated. Poor nutritional status hastens the progression of VL infection, and VL worsens malnutrition status. Malnutrition is one of the poor prognostic factors identified for leishmaniasis. However, the eff...

    Knowledge and experiences of Chagas disease in Bolivian women living in Spain: a qualitative study. 

    In Europe, Spain has the highest number of people with Chagas disease (CD). Bolivian migrants account for 81% of the reported cases. One of the priorities in controlling the disease is prevention of mother-to-child transmission. Despite under-diagnosis in Spain being estimated at 90%, there are cur...