Oscar Garcia-Algar

Summary

Affiliation: Hospital del Mar
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Sexual abuse in children: prevention of sexually transmitted diseases]
    O Garcia Algar
    Servicio de Pediatría Hospital del Mar Barcelona
    An Esp Pediatr 54:267-71. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Methadone and neonatal thrombocytosis
    Oscar Garcia-Algar
    Pediatrics Department, Hospital del Mar, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 19:193-5. 2002
  3. doi request reprint [Prenatal exposure to drugs of abuse using meconium analysis in a low socioeconomic population in Barcelona]
    O Garcia-Algar
    Servicio de Pediatria, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Espana
    An Pediatr (Barc) 70:151-8. 2009
  4. doi request reprint [Eating habits in children under 2 years old according to ethnic origin in a Barcelona urban area]
    O Garcia-Algar
    Servicio de Pediatria, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Espana
    An Pediatr (Barc) 70:265-70. 2009
  5. pmc Cocaine use during pregnancy assessed by hair analysis in a Canary Islands cohort
    Xavier Joya
    Unitat de Recerca Infancia i Entorn, Institut de Recerca Parc de Salut Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:2. 2012
  6. pmc Acute heroin intoxication in a baby chronically exposed to cocaine and heroin: a case report
    Xavier Joya
    Unitat de Recerca Infància i Entorn URIE, Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    J Med Case Reports 5:288. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of gestational exposure to cannabis in a Mediterranean city by meconium analysis
    Jaime Lozano
    Unitat de Recerca Infància i Entorn URIE, Paediatric Service, Hospital del Mar, and Departament de Pediatria, Ginecologia i Obstetrica, i Medicina Preventiva, Universitat Autonoma, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Paediatr 96:1734-7. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry assay for the simultaneous quantification of drugs of abuse in human placenta at 12th week of gestation
    Xavier Joya
    Unitat de Recerca Infància i Entorn URIE, Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Forensic Sci Int 196:38-42. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Confirmation of gestational exposure to alprazolam by analysis of biological matrices in a newborn with neonatal sepsis
    Oscar Garcia-Algar
    Servicio de Pediatria, Hospital Universitari del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 45:295-8. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Assessment of exposure to drugs of abuse during pregnancy by hair analysis in a Mediterranean island
    Bibiana Friguls
    Unitat de Recerca Infancia i Entorn, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Parc de Salut Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Addiction 107:1471-9. 2012

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Publications36

  1. ncbi request reprint [Sexual abuse in children: prevention of sexually transmitted diseases]
    O Garcia Algar
    Servicio de Pediatría Hospital del Mar Barcelona
    An Esp Pediatr 54:267-71. 2001
    ..Therefore, a follow-up with periodic serological monitoring for 1year and immunoprophylaxis or chemoprophylaxis for some of these diseases should be started. Postpuberal girls should receive emergency contraception...
  2. ncbi request reprint Methadone and neonatal thrombocytosis
    Oscar Garcia-Algar
    Pediatrics Department, Hospital del Mar, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol 19:193-5. 2002
    ..Thrombocytoses in the newborn are very rare and sometimes are induced by methadone. T'hese newborns must be admitted for at least 2 weeks and their platelet counts must be monitored...
  3. doi request reprint [Prenatal exposure to drugs of abuse using meconium analysis in a low socioeconomic population in Barcelona]
    O Garcia-Algar
    Servicio de Pediatria, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Espana
    An Pediatr (Barc) 70:151-8. 2009
    ..For the first time in Europe, the <<Meconium Project>> aimed to estimate the prevalence of drug use by pregnant women and the subsequent foetal exposure to illicit drugs...
  4. doi request reprint [Eating habits in children under 2 years old according to ethnic origin in a Barcelona urban area]
    O Garcia-Algar
    Servicio de Pediatria, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Espana
    An Pediatr (Barc) 70:265-70. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine the presence or absence of inappropriate feeding practices, defined as non-compliance with dietary recommendations, in children aged less than 2 years old through a survey...
  5. pmc Cocaine use during pregnancy assessed by hair analysis in a Canary Islands cohort
    Xavier Joya
    Unitat de Recerca Infancia i Entorn, Institut de Recerca Parc de Salut Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:2. 2012
    ..Drug use during pregnancy is difficult to ascertain, and maternal reports are likely to be inaccurate. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of illicit drug use among pregnant women by using maternal hair analysis...
  6. pmc Acute heroin intoxication in a baby chronically exposed to cocaine and heroin: a case report
    Xavier Joya
    Unitat de Recerca Infància i Entorn URIE, Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    J Med Case Reports 5:288. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of gestational exposure to cannabis in a Mediterranean city by meconium analysis
    Jaime Lozano
    Unitat de Recerca Infància i Entorn URIE, Paediatric Service, Hospital del Mar, and Departament de Pediatria, Ginecologia i Obstetrica, i Medicina Preventiva, Universitat Autonoma, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Paediatr 96:1734-7. 2007
    ..To investigate the prevalence of in utero exposure to cannabis in a cohort of 974 mother-infants dyads from Barcelona (Spain)...
  8. doi request reprint Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry assay for the simultaneous quantification of drugs of abuse in human placenta at 12th week of gestation
    Xavier Joya
    Unitat de Recerca Infància i Entorn URIE, Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Forensic Sci Int 196:38-42. 2010
    ..This is the first report that highlights the presence of drugs of abuse during the first trimester of gestation...
  9. ncbi request reprint Confirmation of gestational exposure to alprazolam by analysis of biological matrices in a newborn with neonatal sepsis
    Oscar Garcia-Algar
    Servicio de Pediatria, Hospital Universitari del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Toxicol (Phila) 45:295-8. 2007
    ..Different biological matrices are suitable for drug testing in newborns presenting with an acute withdrawal syndrome...
  10. doi request reprint Assessment of exposure to drugs of abuse during pregnancy by hair analysis in a Mediterranean island
    Bibiana Friguls
    Unitat de Recerca Infancia i Entorn, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Parc de Salut Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Addiction 107:1471-9. 2012
    ..In addition, the potentially detrimental effects of maternal drug abuse on their newborns were investigated. Ibiza has a large international night-life resort associated with clubs, music and use of recreational drugs...
  11. doi request reprint Alarming prevalence of fetal alcohol exposure in a Mediterranean city
    Oscar Garcia-Algar
    Unitat de Recerca Infància i Entorn URIE, Paediatric Service, Hospital del Mar, and Departament de Pediatria, Ginecologia i Obstetricia, i Medicina Preventiva, Universitat Autonoma Barcelona, Spain
    Ther Drug Monit 30:249-54. 2008
    ..This study, which highlights a 45% ethanol consumption during pregnancy in a low socioeconomic status cohort, may serve as an eye opener for Europeans that gestational alcohol exposure is not endemic only in areas outside of Europe...
  12. ncbi request reprint Sources and concentrations of indoor nitrogen dioxide in Barcelona, Spain
    Oscar Garcia-Algar
    Pediatric Service, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 53:1312-7. 2003
    ..The absence of central heating was also associated with higher NO2 concentrations. Finally, each ppb increase in outdoor NO2 was associated with a 1% increase in indoor concentrations...
  13. pmc Assessment of prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke by cotinine in cord blood for the evaluation of smoking control policies in Spain
    Carme Puig
    Institut Municipal d Investigacions Mediques, Hospital del Mar, Parc de Salut Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:26. 2012
    ..In Spain, legislation to reduce SHS was implemented in 2005. The present study examines the possible effect of this legislation on prenatal SHS exposure...
  14. doi request reprint Unsuspected exposure to cocaine in preschool children from a Mediterranean city detected by hair analysis
    Xavier Joya
    Unitat de Recerca Infancia i Entorn, Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Ther Drug Monit 31:391-5. 2009
    ..In the light of these results, we advocate general hair screening to disclose exposure to cocaine and other drugs of abuse in children from risky environments, which could provide the basis for specific social and health interventions...
  15. doi request reprint Concentrations of atomoxetine and its metabolites in plasma and oral fluid from paediatric patients with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    Esther Papaseit
    Human Pharmacology and Neurosciences, Neuroscience Program, Institut de Recerca Hospital del Mar IMIM and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Drug Test Anal 5:446-52. 2013
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Neonatal withdrawal syndrome after chronic maternal drinking of mate
    Itziar Martin
    Neonatology Unit, Service of Pediatrics, Hospital Universitari del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Ther Drug Monit 29:127-9. 2007
    ..The mother was strongly advised to initiate a considerable, progressive, constant reduction of mate consumption to a maximum of 2 cups a day for the duration of breastfeeding...
  17. doi request reprint Biological matrices for the evaluation of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke during prenatal life and childhood
    Heura Llaquet
    Unitat de Recerca Infancia i Entorn, IMIM Hospital del Mar, Pg Maritim 25 29, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    Anal Bioanal Chem 396:379-99. 2010
    ....
  18. doi request reprint [Perinatal exposure to tobacco and respiratory and allergy symptoms in first years of life]
    Bibiana Friguls
    Unitat de Recerca Infància i Entorn URIE, Servicio de Pediatria, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Espana
    Arch Bronconeumol 45:585-90. 2009
    ..To analyse the relationship between prenatal and postnatal tobacco exposure and the development of respiratory and allergy symptoms during the first 4 years of life...
  19. doi request reprint QT Interval in Newborns of Different Ethnic Origin: Usefulness of Neonatal ECG Screening
    Julio Martí-Almor
    Servicio de Cardiologia, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed) 61:980-3. 2008
    ..033). The QTc may vary for genetic reasons. A routine neonatal ECG is advisable only in ethnic groups in which the QTc is lengthened, to help counter the greater risk of sudden death in these infants. ..
  20. ncbi request reprint Biological matrices for the evaluation of in utero exposure to drugs of abuse
    Jaime Lozano
    Unitat de Recerca Infancia i Entorn, Paediatric Service, Hospital del Mar, and Departament de Pediatria, Ginecologia i Obstetricia, i Medicina Preventiva, Universitat Autonoma, Barcelona, Spain
    Ther Drug Monit 29:711-34. 2007
    ..However, in the last decade, both liquid and gas chromatography-mass spectrometric methodologies have been routinely applied after appropriate extraction of drugs and their metabolites from these biological matrices...
  21. doi request reprint A comprehensive review of assay methods to determine drugs in breast milk and the safety of breastfeeding when taking drugs
    Bibiana Friguls
    Unitat de Recerca Infància i Entorn URIE, Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica IMIM Hospital del Mar, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Anal Bioanal Chem 397:1157-79. 2010
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) intoxication in an infant chronically exposed to cocaine
    Oscar Garcia-Algar
    Paediatric Service, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Ther Drug Monit 27:409-11. 2005
    ..Periodic clinical and laboratory follow-ups were requested to check eventual long-term effects of exposure to illicit drugs and discontinuation of the child from exposure to dangerous environments...
  23. pmc A longitudinal study of environmental tobacco smoke exposure in children: parental self reports versus age dependent biomarkers
    Carme Puig
    Environmental and Pediatric Research Unit URIE, Pediatric Department, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Public Health 8:47. 2008
    ..Our aim is to assess changes between ETS exposure at the end of pregnancy and at 4 years of age determined by the parents' self-report and measurement of cotinine in age related biological matrices...
  24. doi request reprint [Relationship between lower respiratory tract infections in the first year of life and the development of asthma and wheezing in children]
    Carme Puig
    IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Espana
    Arch Bronconeumol 46:514-21. 2010
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Fetal exposure to cocaine and infections during the first 18 months of life in infants from a Mediterranean city
    Oscar Garcia-Algar
    Pediatric Service, Unitat de Recerca Infancia i Entorn, Hospital Universitari del Mar, Universitat Autonoma, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Paediatr 96:762-3. 2007
    ..The incidence of infections during the first 18 months of life was investigated in 36 infants prenatally exposed to cocaine and in 72 non-exposed controls from Barcelona, Spain...
  26. pmc Assessment of prenatal exposure to arsenic in Tenerife Island
    Oriol Vall
    Unitat de Recerca Infància i Entorn URIE, Institut Hospital del Mar d Investigacions Mèdiques IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 7:e50463. 2012
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Development and validation of a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry assay for hair analysis of atomoxetine and its metabolites: Application in clinical practice
    Esther Papaseit
    Human Pharmacology and Clinical Neurosciences Research Group, Hospital del Mar Research Institute IMIM Parc de Salut Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Forensic Sci Int 218:62-7. 2012
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Areca-nut abuse and neonatal withdrawal syndrome
    María Angeles López-Vilchez
    Neonatology Unit, Service of Pediatrics, Hospital Universitari del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Pediatrics 117:e129-31. 2006
    ..Here we present a case of neonatal withdrawal syndrome in an infant born to a woman who was a chronic areca-nut user. Arecoline, the principal neuroactive alkaloid in areca nuts, was found in the mother's placenta...
  29. doi request reprint Incidence and risk factors of lower respiratory tract illnesses during infancy in a Mediterranean birth cohort
    Carme Puig
    Pediatric Department, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Paediatr 97:1406-11. 2008
    ..To investigate the incidence rate, viral respiratory agents and determinants of lower respiratory tract illnesses (LRTIs) in infants younger than 1 year...
  30. doi request reprint Prenatal and postnatal exposure to DDT by breast milk analysis in Canary Islands
    Oriol Vall
    Unitat de Recerca Infància i Entorn URIE, Institut Hospital del Mar d Investigacions Mèdiques IMIM, Barcelona, Spain Red de Salud Materno Infantil y del Desarrollo SAMID, Instituto Carlos III, Madrid, Spain Departament de Pediatria, Obstetricia, Ginecologia i Medicina Preventiva, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 9:e83831. 2014
    ..The study aimed to identify potential population risk factors of exposure to DDT due to the proximity to countries where it is still used...
  31. pmc Hair analysis following chronic smoked-drugs-of-abuse exposure in adults and their toddler: a case report
    Esther Papaseit
    Programa de Recerca en Neurociències, IMIM Institut de Recerca, Hospital del Mar, Parc de Salut Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    J Med Case Rep 5:570. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  32. ncbi request reprint Nitrogen dioxide is not associated with respiratory infection during the first year of life
    Jordi Sunyer
    Unitat Recerca Respiratria i Ambietal, Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 33:116-20. 2004
    ..We aim to assess the association between indoor NO(2) and lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) during the first year of life in a multicentre prospective cohort study...
  33. ncbi request reprint [Hospital admission in newborns according to ethnicity and parents' country of origin in an urban area of Barcelona [Spain]]
    Carmen Puig Sola
    Servicio de Pediatria, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Espana
    Gac Sanit 22:555-64. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine the possible existence of differences in neonatal diagnoses according to parental ethnic origin...
  34. doi request reprint Primary ciliary dyskinesia: clinical criteria indicating ultrastructural studies
    Rosa M Busquets
    Unidad de Neumología y Alergia Pediátrica, Servicio de Pediatria, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Espana
    Arch Bronconeumol 49:99-104. 2013
    ..Our objective is to define criteria for clinical suspicion of DCP that would indicate ultrastructural studies, while optimizing these and providing early diagnoses...
  35. ncbi request reprint Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency tracheal intubation in the newborn and children: simplifying the use of drugs
    Oscar Garcia-Algar
    Pediatrics Unit, Hospital del Mar, Pg Maritim 25 29, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Resuscitation 59:277-9. 2003
    ..1 ml/kg body weight and modified drugs presentations conventionally used for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and tracheal tube placement in newborns and children so that all the new ampoules contain the same dose...
  36. ncbi request reprint QT interval in newborns of different ethnic origin: usefulness of neonatal ECG screening
    Julio Martí-Almor
    Servicio de Cardiologia, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Rev Esp Cardiol 61:980-2. 2008
    ..033). The QTc may vary for genetic reasons. A routine neonatal ECG is advisable only in ethnic groups in which the QTc is lengthened, to help counter the greater risk of sudden death in these infants...