Montse Ferrer

Summary

Affiliation: Hospital del Mar
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. doi request reprint [Evaluation of the quality of life of patients with localizad prostate cancer: validation of the Spanish version of the EPIC]
    Montse Ferrer
    Unidad de Investigación en Servicios Sanitarios, IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Espana
    Med Clin (Barc) 132:128-35. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Long-acting beta-agonists plus inhaled corticosteroids safety: a systematic review and meta-analysis of non-randomized studies
    Gimena Hernández
    Health Services Research Group, IMIM Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, office 144, Doctor Aiguader, 88 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    Respir Res 15:83. 2014
  3. pmc Bladder cancer index: cross-cultural adaptation into Spanish and psychometric evaluation
    Stefanie Schmidt
    Health Services Research Group, IMIM Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Doctor Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 12:20. 2014
  4. ncbi request reprint Quality of life impact of treatments for localized prostate cancer: cohort study with a 5 year follow-up
    Montse Ferrer
    Health Services Research Unit, IMIM Hospital del Mar Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública, CIBERESP, Spain Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain Electronic address
    Radiother Oncol 108:306-13. 2013
  5. pmc Comparison of quality of life after stereotactic body radiotherapy and surgery for early-stage prostate cancer
    Alan Katz
    Flushing Radiation Oncology, Flushing, NY 11354, USA
    Radiat Oncol 7:194. 2012
  6. pmc Impact of recent life events on the health related quality of life of adolescents and youths: the role of gender and life events typologies in a follow-up study
    Ester Villalonga-Olives
    CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:71. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Validity of the Spanish version of the Chronic Liver Disease Questionnaire (CLDQ) as a standard outcome for quality of life assessment
    Montserrat Ferrer
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Liver Transpl 12:95-104. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life 2 years after treatment with radical prostatectomy, prostate brachytherapy, or external beam radiotherapy in patients with clinically localized prostate cancer
    Montserrat Ferrer
    Unidad de Investigación en Servicios Sanitarios, IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 72:421-32. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Interpretation of quality of life scores from the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire
    M Ferrer
    Health Service Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Respir J 19:405-13. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Evidence on the global measurement model of the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire
    Olatz Garin
    Health Services Research Group, IMIM Research Institute Hospital del Mar, Doctor Aiguader 88, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    Qual Life Res 22:2675-84. 2013

Detail Information

Publications55

  1. doi request reprint [Evaluation of the quality of life of patients with localizad prostate cancer: validation of the Spanish version of the EPIC]
    Montse Ferrer
    Unidad de Investigación en Servicios Sanitarios, IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Espana
    Med Clin (Barc) 132:128-35. 2009
    ..It contains 50 items divided in 4 summaries: urinary, intestinal, sexual and hormonal. The objective was to adapt the EPIC to Spanish and to evaluate its metric characteristics...
  2. ncbi request reprint Long-acting beta-agonists plus inhaled corticosteroids safety: a systematic review and meta-analysis of non-randomized studies
    Gimena Hernández
    Health Services Research Group, IMIM Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, office 144, Doctor Aiguader, 88 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    Respir Res 15:83. 2014
    ..We aim to assess the risk of serious adverse events in adults and children with asthma treated with LABAs and Inhaled Corticosteroids (ICs), compared to patients treated only with ICs, from published non-randomized studies...
  3. pmc Bladder cancer index: cross-cultural adaptation into Spanish and psychometric evaluation
    Stefanie Schmidt
    Health Services Research Group, IMIM Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Doctor Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 12:20. 2014
    ..We developed a Spanish version of the BCI, and assessed its acceptability and metric properties...
  4. ncbi request reprint Quality of life impact of treatments for localized prostate cancer: cohort study with a 5 year follow-up
    Montse Ferrer
    Health Services Research Unit, IMIM Hospital del Mar Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública, CIBERESP, Spain Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain Electronic address
    Radiother Oncol 108:306-13. 2013
    ..To assess long-term quality of life (QoL) impact of treatments in localized prostate cancer patients treated with radical prostatectomy, external beam radiotherapy or brachytherapy...
  5. pmc Comparison of quality of life after stereotactic body radiotherapy and surgery for early-stage prostate cancer
    Alan Katz
    Flushing Radiation Oncology, Flushing, NY 11354, USA
    Radiat Oncol 7:194. 2012
    ..We present the first study to compare QOL after SBRT and radical prostatectomy, with QOL assessed at approximately the same times pre- and post-treatment and using the same validated QOL instrument...
  6. pmc Impact of recent life events on the health related quality of life of adolescents and youths: the role of gender and life events typologies in a follow-up study
    Ester Villalonga-Olives
    CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:71. 2010
    ..We assessed the relationship between LEs and HRQoL in a representative sample of Spanish adolescents/youths, focusing on gender differences...
  7. ncbi request reprint Validity of the Spanish version of the Chronic Liver Disease Questionnaire (CLDQ) as a standard outcome for quality of life assessment
    Montserrat Ferrer
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Liver Transpl 12:95-104. 2006
    ..These findings support its use as a standard outcome for patients with chronic liver diseases within the whole severity range, from "no cirrhosis" to transplant recipients, both in Spanish and international studies...
  8. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life 2 years after treatment with radical prostatectomy, prostate brachytherapy, or external beam radiotherapy in patients with clinically localized prostate cancer
    Montserrat Ferrer
    Unidad de Investigación en Servicios Sanitarios, IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 72:421-32. 2008
    ..To compare treatment impact on health-related quality of life (HRQL) in patients with localized prostate cancer, from before treatment to 2 years after the intervention...
  9. ncbi request reprint Interpretation of quality of life scores from the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire
    M Ferrer
    Health Service Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Respir J 19:405-13. 2002
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  10. ncbi request reprint Evidence on the global measurement model of the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire
    Olatz Garin
    Health Services Research Group, IMIM Research Institute Hospital del Mar, Doctor Aiguader 88, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    Qual Life Res 22:2675-84. 2013
    ..Nevertheless, its measurement model has never been confirmed. This study aims to fill that gap with a large international sample...
  11. doi request reprint [Reference guidelines for the 12-Item Short-Form Health Survey version 2 based on the Catalan general population]
    Stefanie Schmidt
    Grupo de Investigación en Servicios Sanitarios, Instituto de Investigación Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Espana
    Med Clin (Barc) 139:613-25. 2012
    ..This study aims to obtain the population based norms for the Spanish version of SF-12 version 2 (SF-12v2), to evaluate its construct validity and to compare the scores obtained by the standard and the specific method of calculation...
  12. doi request reprint Validation of the spanish version of the kansas city cardiomyopathy questionnaire
    Josep Comín-Colet
    Programa de Insuficiencia Cardiaca, Servicio de Cardiologia, Hospital del Mar Parc de Salut Mar, Barcelona, Spain Departamento de Medicina, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Instituto Municipal de Investigación Médica IMIM Hospital del Mar, Parc de Salut Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed) 64:51-8. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the reliability, validity, and responsiveness to change of the Spanish version of the KCCQ...
  13. pmc Population norms and cut-off-points for suboptimal health related quality of life in two generic measures for adolescents: the Spanish VSP-A and KINDL-R
    Vicky Serra-Sutton
    Agència d Avaluació de Tecnologia i Recerca Mèdiques, Barcelona, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 7:35. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to increase the interpretability of the Spanish VSP-A and KINDL-R scores...
  14. doi request reprint Discriminative capacity of the EQ-5D, SF-6D, and SF-12 as measures of health status in population health survey
    Oriol Cunillera
    CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Barcelona, Spain
    Qual Life Res 19:853-64. 2010
    ..To compare the EQ-5D, SF-6D, and SF-12 in terms of their capacity to discriminate between groups defined by relevant socio-demographic and health characteristics in a general population survey...
  15. ncbi request reprint Using the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) among older adult inpatients with varying cognitive function
    Eva Baró
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, IMIM IMAS, C Doctor Aiguader, 80, Barcelona, 8003, Spain
    Qual Life Res 15:575-85. 2006
    ..The Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) might be more suitable as it contains easy to respond (yes/no) items covering moderate-to-severe health deterioration...
  16. ncbi request reprint Assessing health-related quality of life in patients with heart failure: a systematic, standardized comparison of available measures
    Olatz Garin
    CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Barcelona, Spain
    Heart Fail Rev 19:359-67. 2014
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Adaptation into Spanish of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) and preliminary validation in a student sample
    María Andrée López
    Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, Pompeu Fabra University UPF, Barcelona, Spain
    Qual Life Res 22:1099-104. 2013
    ..We aimed to adapt the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being scale (WEMWBS) into Spanish and to perform a preliminary evaluation of its metric properties...
  18. doi request reprint The Spanish version of the Warwick-Edinburgh mental well-being scale (WEMWBS) is valid for use in the general population
    Pere Castellvi
    Health Services Research Unit, IMIM Institut Hospital del Mar d Investigacions Mèdiques, Carrer del Doctor Aiguader, 88, Edifici PRBB, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    Qual Life Res 23:857-68. 2014
    ..The aim of this study is to assess the validity and reliability of the Spanish version of WEMWBS in the general population...
  19. pmc Validation of the "World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule, WHODAS-2" in patients with chronic diseases
    Olatz Garin
    Health Services Research Unit, IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:51. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to assess WHODAS-2 conceptual model and metric properties in a set of chronic and prevalent clinical conditions accounting for a wide scope of disability in Europe...
  20. doi request reprint [Cost comparison of three treatments for localized prostate cancer in Spain: radical prostatectomy, prostate brachytherapy and external 3D conformal radiotherapy]
    Virginia Becerra Bachino
    Unidad de Investigación en Servicios Sanitarios, IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Espana
    Gac Sanit 25:35-43. 2011
    ..To compare the initial costs of the three most established treatments for clinically localized prostate cancer according to risk, age and comorbidity groups, from the healthcare provider's perspective...
  21. doi request reprint Validation of the spanish version of the Minnesota living with heart failure questionnaire
    Olatz Garin
    lnstituto Municipal de Investigación Médica IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed) 61:251-9. 2008
    ..It comprises 21 items and 2 dimensions: the physical and the emotional. The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the MLHFQ...
  22. doi request reprint The utilization of dental care services according to health insurance coverage in Catalonia (Spain)
    Vladimir Pizarro
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 37:78-84. 2009
    ..2 and 1.5 at 1994 and 2002, respectively); as well as the positive evolution of the overall rate of dental service care use in the previous year, from 26.7% in 1994 to 34.3% in 2002. Future studies will be needed to monitor this tendency...
  23. pmc Health related quality of life in immigrants and native school aged adolescents in Spain
    Karin Pantzer
    Catalan Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research, Barcelona, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:694-8. 2006
    ..To compare health related quality of life (HRQL) between native and immigrant adolescents aged 12 to 18 years, and to analyse psychosocial factors associated with HRQL...
  24. ncbi request reprint A new criterion by which to discriminate between patients with moderate allergic rhinitis and patients with severe allergic rhinitis based on the Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma severity items
    Antonio Valero
    Unidad de Alergia, Servicio de Neumologia y Alergia Respiratoria, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 120:359-65. 2007
    ..Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) differentiates mild from moderate/severe patients on the basis of 4 severity items. The high prevalence of moderate/severe patients suggests the need to differentiate between them...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Validation of the Spanish version of the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire]
    Olatz Garin
    Instituto Municipal de Investigación Médica Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Espana
    Rev Esp Cardiol 61:251-9. 2008
    ..It comprises 21 items and two dimensions: the physical and the emotional. The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the MLHFQ...
  26. doi request reprint Disease-specific health-related quality of life questionnaires for heart failure: a systematic review with meta-analyses
    Olatz Garin
    Health Services Research Unit, IMIM Hospital del Mar, Doctor Aiguader 80, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    Qual Life Res 18:71-85. 2009
    ..Our aim was to evaluate and compare data on the conceptual model and metric properties (reliability, validity and responsiveness) of HF-specific HRQL instruments, by performing a systematic review with meta-analyses...
  27. pmc Efficacy of low-frequency low-intensity electrotherapy in the treatment of breast cancer-related lymphoedema: a cross-over randomized trial
    Roser Belmonte
    Medicina Física i Rehabilitació, Hospital Mar Esperança, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Rehabil 26:607-18. 2012
    ..To compare the efficacy of low-frequency low-intensity electrotherapy and manual lymphatic drainage in the treatment of chronic upper limb breast cancer-related lymphoedema...
  28. doi request reprint Validation of the Spanish version of the Kansas city cardiomyopathy questionnaire
    Josep Comín-Colet
    Programa de Insuficiencia Cardiaca, Servicio de Cardiologia, Hospital del Mar Parc de Salut Mar, Barcelona, España Departamento de Medicina, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Rev Esp Cardiol 64:51-8. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the reliability, validity, and responsiveness to change of the Spanish version of the KCCQ...
  29. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in asthma: a comparison between the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire and the Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire
    Carlos Sanjuás
    Department of Pneumology, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Qual Life Res 11:729-38. 2002
    ..In overall terms, not one of these instruments seems to behave better than the other...
  30. ncbi request reprint [The Spanish version of the Short Form 36 Health Survey: a decade of experience and new developments]
    Gemma Vilagut
    Unidad de Investigación en Servicios Sanitarios, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM IMAS, Barcelona, Spain
    Gac Sanit 19:135-50. 2005
    ..After almost a decade of use in Spain, the present article critically reviews the content and metric properties of the Spanish version, as well as its new developments...
  31. doi request reprint Evaluation of shoulder-specific patient-reported outcome measures: a systematic and standardized comparison of available evidence
    Stefanie Schmidt
    IMIM Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Barcelona, Spain
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 23:434-44. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to perform a standardized and systematic evaluation of the available evidence on multi-item shoulder-specific patient-reported outcome measures that are applicable to a wide spectrum of disorders...
  32. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of an instrument to predict probability of home discharge from a geriatric convalescence unit in Spain
    Ramón Miralles
    Geriatric Department of the Municipal Geriatric Center, and Health Services Research Unit, Municipal Institute of Medical Investigation, Instituto Municipal de Asistencia Sanitaria, Barcelona, Spain
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:252-7. 2003
    ..To develop and validate an instrument to predict probability of home discharge upon hospital admission...
  33. ncbi request reprint The European Study of the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders (ESEMeD/MHEDEA 2000) project: rationale and methods
    J Alonso
    Health Services Research Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM IMAS, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Methods Psychiatr Res 11:55-67. 2002
    ..The analysis of these differences should facilitate the monitoring of ongoing mental health reform initiatives in Europe and provide new research hypotheses...
  34. ncbi request reprint [Validation of the Spanish version of the Pediatric Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire in children with asthma]
    E Tauler
    Med Clin (Barc) 118:439. 2002
  35. ncbi request reprint [Epidemiology of mental disorders in Spain: methods and participation in the ESEMeD-Spain project]
    J M Haro
    San Juan de Dios SSm Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Actas Esp Psiquiatr 31:182-91. 2003
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Treatment and quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    M Miravitlles
    Servei de Pneumologia, Hospital General Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    Qual Life Res 11:329-38. 2002
    ..These findings suggest that the use of multiple drugs in the treatment of patients with COPD is associated with worse total SGRQ scores. The effect of drugs, their dosages and associations with other drugs on HRQL merit further research...
  37. ncbi request reprint [The Spanish version of the German health-related quality of life questionnaire for children and adolescents: the Kindl]
    L Rajmil
    Agència d Avaluació de Tecnologia i Recerca Mèdiques, Recinte Sanitari Pere Virgili, Esteve Terradas 30, 08023 Barcelona, Spain
    An Pediatr (Barc) 60:514-21. 2004
    ..To obtain a Spanish version of the Kindl semantically and culturally equivalent to the original German version and to test its psychometric properties...
  38. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of urticaria in Spain
    P Gaig
    Allergy Unit, Hospital Universitari Joan XXIII, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 14:214-20. 2004
    ..In spite of the frequency of chronic urticaria there are very few epidemiological studies of its prevalence and distribution...
  39. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome: prevalence, associated factors, and C-reactive protein: the MADRIC (MADrid RIesgo Cardiovascular) Study
    Maria A Martinez
    Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Infanta Sofia, Madrid, Spain
    Metabolism 57:1232-40. 2008
    ..Some sociodemographic and lifestyle factors, particularly educational level, are predictors for MS and high CRP levels...
  40. ncbi request reprint [Reliability and validity of the Spanish version of the health and quality-of-life questionnaire, the Vecú et Santé Perçue de l'Adolescent (VSP-A)]
    V Serra-Sutton
    Agència d Avaluació de Tecnologia i Recerca Mèdiques, Barcelona, Spain
    Aten Primaria 37:203-8. 2006
    ..To assess the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Vecú et Santé Perçue de l'Adolescent (VSP-A) in terms of reliability and validity...
  41. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in allergic rhinitis: comparing the short form ESPRINT-15 and MiniRQLQ questionnaires
    A Valero
    Unidad de Alergia, Servicio de Neumologia y Alergia Respiratoria, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    Allergy 62:1372-8. 2007
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Increased responsiveness of basophils of patients with chronic urticaria to sera but hypo-responsiveness to other stimuli
    E Luquin
    Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Clinica Universitaria, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
    Clin Exp Allergy 35:456-60. 2005
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Sequential measurements of procalcitonin levels in diagnosing ventilator-associated pneumonia
    P Ramirez
    Intensive Care Unit, Universal Hospital La Fe
    Eur Respir J 31:356-62. 2008
    ..Combined values of Clinical Pulmonary Infection Scores and procalcitonin below the cut-off points excluded false-positive diagnoses of ventilator-associated pneumonia...
  44. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of CPAP treatment in daytime function in sleep apnea syndrome: a randomized controlled study with an optimized placebo
    J M Montserrat
    , , Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 164:608-13. 2001
    ..5 versus -11.2, p = 0.02). Our study provides strong evidence of the effectiveness of CPAP treatment in improving symptoms and perceived health status in moderate to severe SAHS...
  45. ncbi request reprint Siberian hamster: a new indoor source of allergic sensitization and respiratory disease
    J M Bertó
    Department of Allergy, Hospital Clinic Universitari, Valencia, Spain
    Allergy 57:155-9. 2002
    ..Currently, the presence in homes of 'exotic' animals as pets is increasing. In this article the Siberian hamster or dwarf hamster (Phodopus sungorus) was identified as a new indoor source of aeroallergens and respiratory disease...
  46. doi request reprint Adverse parenting as a risk factor in the occurrence of anxiety disorders : a study in six European countries
    Dirk Heider
    Health Economics Research Unit, Dept of Psychiatry, University of Leipzig, Johannisallee 20, 04317 Leipzig, Germany
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:266-72. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to test the homogeneity of the association between adverse parenting and anxiety disorders within these disorders as well as among six European countries...
  47. ncbi request reprint The spanish version of the paediatric asthma quality of life questionnaire (PAQLQ): metric characteristics and equivalence with the original version
    E Tauler
    Paediatric Department, Hospital de Sant Joan de Deu, Martorell and ABS Martorell, Barcelona, Spain
    Qual Life Res 10:81-91. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: After a standard cross-cultural adaptation process, the Spanish version of the PAQLQ has shown to be equivalent to the original, with similar internal consistency reliability, validity and sensitivity to clinical changes...
  48. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive ventilation after intubation and mechanical ventilation
    M Ferrer
    Respiratory Intensive Care Unit, Clinical Institute of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery, University of Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Respir J 19:959-65. 2002
    ..The technique is, however, a useful addition to the therapeutic armamentarium for a group of patients who pose a significant clinical and economic challenge...
  49. ncbi request reprint Respiratory intermediate care units: a European survey
    A Corrado
    Unita di Terapia Intensiva Polmonare e Fisiopatologia Toracica, Azienda Ospedaliera di Careggi, CTO, Largo Palagi 1, 1 50136 Florence, Italy
    Eur Respir J 20:1343-50. 2002
  50. ncbi request reprint Use of antihistamines in pediatrics
    A Del Cuvillo
    Clínica Dr Lobatón, Cadiz, Spain
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 17:28-40. 2007
    ..The present review affords an update to our most recent knowledge on antihistamine use in children, based on the best scientific evidence available...
  51. ncbi request reprint Antihistamines in the treatment of chronic urticaria
    I Jauregui
    Service of Allergy, Hospital de Basurto, Bilbao, Spain
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 17:41-52. 2007
    ..The role of leukotriene antagonists associated to antihistamines in application to chronic urticaria remains to be clearly defined...
  52. ncbi request reprint IL3 effect on basophils histamine release upon stimulation with chronic urticaria sera
    M Ferrer
    Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Clinica Universitaria, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
    Allergy 58:802-7. 2003
    ..We questioned whether priming of basophils with interleukin 3 (IL3) would facilitate identification of patients and/or alter the percentage of patients who have a positive assay...
  53. ncbi request reprint Allergic rhinitis: continuous or on demand antihistamine therapy?
    J Montoro
    Allergy Unit, Hospital La Plana, Villarreal, Castellon, Spain
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 17:21-7. 2007
    ..As a result, the individualization of treatment according to the concrete characteristics of each patient seems to be the best approach, at least for the time being...
  54. pmc Effect of exacerbations on quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a 2 year follow up study
    M Miravitlles
    Servei de Pneumologia, Institut Clínic de Pneumologia i Cirurgia Toràcica IDIBAPS, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    Thorax 59:387-95. 2004
    ..A study was undertaken to evaluate exacerbations and their impact on the health related quality of life (HRQL) of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  55. ncbi request reprint Chronic urticaria: what is new, where are we headed
    M Ferrer
    Department of Allergy, Clinica Universitaria, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
    Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) 35:57-61. 2007
    ..In this review we will summarize our recent contributions to this field and try to offer insights regarding future directions for research...