M Porta

Summary

Affiliation: Hospital del Mar
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. pmc Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, persistent organic pollutants, and the achievable utopias
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:806-7. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Contamination from endocrine disrupters of the general population at low and high concentrations
    Miquel Porta
    Unit of Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer, Hospital del Mar Institute of Medical Research IMIM, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain School of Medicine, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Spain Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA Electronic address
    Vitam Horm 94:167-92. 2014
  3. pmc Trends in citations to books on epidemiological and statistical methods in the biomedical literature
    Miquel Porta
    Hospital del Mar Institute of Medical Research IMIM, Barcelona, CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, and School of Medicine, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e61837. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Relationships of hepatic and pancreatic biomarkers with the cholestatic syndrome and tumor stage in pancreatic cancer
    Miquel Porta
    Hospital del Mar Research Institute IMIM, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Biomarkers 17:557-65. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Number of persistent organic pollutants detected at high concentrations in a general population
    Miquel Porta
    Hospital del Mar Research Institute IMIM, Barcelona, Spain School of Medicine, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Int 44:106-11. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Distribution of blood concentrations of persistent organic pollutants in a representative sample of the population of Barcelona in 2006, and comparison with levels in 2002
    Miquel Porta
    Hospital del Mar Research Institute IMIM, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Sci Total Environ 423:151-61. 2012
  7. pmc Assessing causal relationships in genomics: From Bradford-Hill criteria to complex gene-environment interactions and directed acyclic graphs
    Sara Geneletti
    Department of Statistics, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London, UK
    Emerg Themes Epidemiol 8:5. 2011
  8. pmc Esophageal cancer risk by type of alcohol drinking and smoking: a case-control study in Spain
    Jesus Vioque
    Departamento Salud Pública, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Elche Alicante, Spain
    BMC Cancer 8:221. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint The influence of lipid and lifestyle factors upon correlations between highly prevalent organochlorine compounds in patients with exocrine pancreatic cancer
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Int 33:946-54. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Timing of blood extraction in epidemiologic and proteomic studies: results and proposals from the PANKRAS II Study
    Miquel Porta
    Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Carrer del Dr Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:577-88. 2007

Detail Information

Publications76

  1. pmc Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, persistent organic pollutants, and the achievable utopias
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:806-7. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Contamination from endocrine disrupters of the general population at low and high concentrations
    Miquel Porta
    Unit of Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer, Hospital del Mar Institute of Medical Research IMIM, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain School of Medicine, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain CIBER en Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Spain Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA Electronic address
    Vitam Horm 94:167-92. 2014
    ..The assessment of mixture effects must address the fact that most individuals are contaminated by PTS mixtures made of compounds at both low and high concentrations...
  3. pmc Trends in citations to books on epidemiological and statistical methods in the biomedical literature
    Miquel Porta
    Hospital del Mar Institute of Medical Research IMIM, Barcelona, CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, and School of Medicine, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e61837. 2013
    ..Our aim was to analyze the number and time trends of citations received from biomedical articles by books on epidemiological and statistical methods, and related disciplines...
  4. doi request reprint Relationships of hepatic and pancreatic biomarkers with the cholestatic syndrome and tumor stage in pancreatic cancer
    Miquel Porta
    Hospital del Mar Research Institute IMIM, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Biomarkers 17:557-65. 2012
    ..Relationships of hepatic and pancreatic biomarkers with pancreatic symptoms and tumor stage must be controlled in "-omics" and other studies using biomarkers...
  5. doi request reprint Number of persistent organic pollutants detected at high concentrations in a general population
    Miquel Porta
    Hospital del Mar Research Institute IMIM, Barcelona, Spain School of Medicine, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Int 44:106-11. 2012
    ..This leaves untested relevant exposure scenarios, such as whether individuals with low concentrations of some compounds have high concentrations of the other compounds...
  6. doi request reprint Distribution of blood concentrations of persistent organic pollutants in a representative sample of the population of Barcelona in 2006, and comparison with levels in 2002
    Miquel Porta
    Hospital del Mar Research Institute IMIM, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Sci Total Environ 423:151-61. 2012
    ..However, population-representative surveys are scarce and heterogeneous. Reports on time trends in representative samples using the same methods are rare...
  7. pmc Assessing causal relationships in genomics: From Bradford-Hill criteria to complex gene-environment interactions and directed acyclic graphs
    Sara Geneletti
    Department of Statistics, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London, UK
    Emerg Themes Epidemiol 8:5. 2011
    ..e., research that integrates knowledge, data, methods, techniques, and reasoning from multiple disciplines, approaches and levels of analysis to generate knowledge that no discipline alone may achieve...
  8. pmc Esophageal cancer risk by type of alcohol drinking and smoking: a case-control study in Spain
    Jesus Vioque
    Departamento Salud Pública, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Elche Alicante, Spain
    BMC Cancer 8:221. 2008
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  9. ncbi request reprint The influence of lipid and lifestyle factors upon correlations between highly prevalent organochlorine compounds in patients with exocrine pancreatic cancer
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Int 33:946-54. 2007
    ..This is compatible with a dilution in the early phases of cancer and with a concentration effect as triglycerides become lower in the advanced phases of the disease...
  10. ncbi request reprint Timing of blood extraction in epidemiologic and proteomic studies: results and proposals from the PANKRAS II Study
    Miquel Porta
    Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Carrer del Dr Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:577-88. 2007
    ..Results suggest ways to report intervals involving blood biomarkers and may contribute to develop consensus guidelines and standards on the collection of blood samples in epidemiologic and '-omics' research...
  11. doi request reprint Cigarette smoking and K-ras mutations in pancreas, lung and colorectal adenocarcinomas: etiopathogenic similarities, differences and paradoxes
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Mutat Res 682:83-93. 2009
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  12. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Theory in the fabric of evidence on the health effects of inequalities in income distribution
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM IMAS, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 31:543-6. 2002
  13. ncbi request reprint Commentary: the 'bibliographic impact factor' and the still uncharted sociology of epidemiology
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 35:1130-5. 2006
  14. ncbi request reprint Book citations: influence of epidemiologic thought in the academic community
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Rev Saude Publica 40:50-6. 2006
    ..They may contribute to assess epidemiologists' efforts to demarcate epidemiology and to assert epistemic authority, and to analyze some historical influences of economic, social and political forces on epidemiological research...
  15. ncbi request reprint Persistent organic pollutants and the burden of diabetes
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, E 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Lancet 368:558-9. 2006
  16. pmc Things that kept coming to mind while thinking through Susser's South African memoir
    Miquel Porta
    Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Carrer del Dr Aiguader 80, E 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:559-61. 2006
  17. ncbi request reprint [Concentrations of persistent toxic compounds in the Spanish general population. Criteria for a diagnosis of the present situation]
    Miquel Porta
    Instituto Municipal de Investigación Médica IMIM, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Calle del Dr Aiguader 80, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Gac Sanit 20:233-8. 2006
  18. ncbi request reprint "Omics" research, monetization of intellectual property and fragmentation of knowledge: can clinical epidemiology strengthen integrative research?
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Carrer del Dr Aiguader 88, E 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1220-5; discussion 1226-8. 2007
    ..Rather than adopting the values and norms of "science business," "omics research" could apply a diversity of clinicoepidemiological models favoring integrative research...
  19. ncbi request reprint Monitoring concentrations of persistent organic pollutants in the general population: the international experience
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Int 34:546-61. 2008
    ..Results of this review show how such studies may be developed and used...
  20. doi request reprint How come scientists uncritically adopt and embody Thomson's bibliographic impact factor?
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Epidemiology 19:370-1. 2008
    ..The irresistible fascination with (and picturesque uses of) a construct as scientifically weak as BIF are simple reminders that scientists are embedded in and embody culture...
  21. doi request reprint Distribution of blood concentrations of persistent organic pollutants in a representative sample of the population of Catalonia
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Int 36:655-64. 2010
    ....
  22. doi request reprint In pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma blood concentrations of some organochlorine compounds and coffee intake are independently associated with KRAS mutations
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica Hospital del Mar, E 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Mutagenesis 24:513-21. 2009
    ..Given that KRAS mutations are the most frequent abnormality of oncogenes in human cancers, and the lifelong accumulation of OCs in humans, refutation or replication of the findings is required before any implications are assessed...
  23. doi request reprint Correcting serum concentrations of organochlorine compounds by lipids: alternatives to the organochlorine/total lipids ratio
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica Hospital del Mar, E 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Int 35:1080-5. 2009
    ..Our aim was to analyze the relationship between serum OC and TL in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA), and to explore several alternatives to perform the OC lipid correction...
  24. doi request reprint Influence of tumor stage, symptoms, and time of blood draw on serum concentrations of organochlorine compounds in exocrine pancreatic cancer
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica Hospital del Mar, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Carrer del Dr Aiguader 88, E 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Cancer Causes Control 20:1893-906. 2009
    ..Knowledge is scant on the relationships between pathophysiologic processes common during cancer progression and changes in blood concentrations of organochlorine compounds (OCs)...
  25. doi request reprint Sociodemographic factors influencing participation in the Barcelona Health Survey study on serum concentrations of persistent organic pollutants
    Miquel Porta
    Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Chemosphere 76:216-25. 2009
    ..We analyzed socioeconomic factors influencing participation in the Barcelona Health Survey (BHS) study on the distribution of serum concentrations of persistent organic pollutants (POPs)...
  26. doi request reprint Differences in serum concentrations of organochlorine compounds by occupational social class in pancreatic cancer
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Res 108:370-9. 2008
    ..The relationships between social factors and body concentrations of environmental chemical agents are unknown in many human populations. Some chemical compounds may play an etiopathogenic role in pancreatic cancer...
  27. ncbi request reprint [Studies conducted in Spain on concentrations in humans of persistent toxic compounds]
    Miquel Porta
    Instituto Municipal de Investigacion Medica, Barcelona, España Ciber de Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Espana
    Gac Sanit 22:248-66. 2008
    ..The actual magnitude of human contamination by PTS and their trends across Spain -as well as the geographic and social heterogeneity- remain largely unknown...
  28. doi request reprint Exocrine pancreatic cancer clinical factors were related to timing of blood extraction and influenced serum concentrations of lipids
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigació Mèdica Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:695-704. 2008
    ..We analyzed the influence of clinical factors and timing of blood extraction on serum concentrations of cholesterol and triglycerides in exocrine pancreatic cancer (EPC)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Exocrine pancreatic cancer: symptoms at presentation and their relation to tumour site and stage
    Miquel Porta
    Unidad de Epidemiología Clinica y Molecular del Cáncer, Instituto Municipal de Investigacion Medica, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Carrer del Dr Aiguader 80, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Transl Oncol 7:189-97. 2005
    ..We recorded the signs and symptoms of patients presenting with exocrine pancreatic cancer and evaluated their association with clinical characteristics such as tumour site and disease stage...
  30. ncbi request reprint Coffee drinking: the rationale for treating it as a potential effect modifier of carcinogenic exposures
    M Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:289-98. 2003
    ..Information on the use of caffeine-containing beverages should more often be integrated in studies on the role of gene-environment interactions in the pathogenesis of cancer...
  31. ncbi request reprint Serum concentrations of organochlorine compounds and K-ras mutations in exocrine pancreatic cancer. PANKRAS II Study Group
    M Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    Lancet 354:2125-9. 1999
    ..We analysed the relation between serum concentrations of selected organochlorine compounds and mutations in codon 12 of the K-ras gene in patients with exocrine pancreatic cancer...
  32. ncbi request reprint Validity of the hospital discharge diagnosis in epidemiologic studies of biliopancreatic pathology. PANKRAS II Study Group
    M Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Epidemiol 16:533-41. 2000
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint [Concentrations of persistent toxic compounds in the Spanish population: a puzzle without pieces and the protection of public health]
    M Porta
    Instituto Municipal de Investigación Médica IMIM, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    Gac Sanit 16:257-66. 2002
    ..As part of the treaty implementation it is necessary to launch a Report on factors that influence body concentrations of PTCs in the Spain general population...
  34. pmc Incomplete overlapping of biological, clinical, and environmental information in molecular epidemiological studies: a variety of causes and a cascade of consequences
    M Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:734-8. 2002
  35. ncbi request reprint The genome sequence is a jazz score
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM IMAS, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Epidemiol 32:29-31. 2003
  36. ncbi request reprint Persistent toxic substances and public health in Spain
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Carrer del Dr Aiguader 80, E08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Occup Environ Health 9:112-7. 2003
    ..Spain's PTS-related problems are similar to those of many other countries. Elucidation of their causes, consequences, and possible solutions will be of benefit beyond national boundaries...
  37. ncbi request reprint Semiology, proteomics, and the early detection of symptomatic cancer
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Carrer del Dr Aiguader 80, Barcelona E 08003, Spain
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:815-9. 2003
    ..The degree of correlation between proteomic patterns and classic semiology constitutes an area of interest in itself; their respective correlations with cancer prognosis should be assessed in properly designed epidemiologic studies...
  38. ncbi request reprint [The impact of the Prestige disaster on human health]
    Miquel Porta
    Instituto Municipal de Investigacion Medica, Barcelona and Area de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola, Spain
    Gac Sanit 18:245-9. 2004
    ..The authors hope that in the near future it will be possible to scientifically assess the results and implications of several studies (epidemiological and of other sorts) well designed and conducted...
  39. ncbi request reprint Generalizing molecular results arising from incomplete biological samples: expected bias and unexpected findings
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Ann Epidemiol 12:7-14. 2002
    ..Here we report some expected bias and some unexpected findings during a study on mutations in the K-ras gene in exocrine pancreatic cancer (EPC)...
  40. ncbi request reprint The bibliographic "impact factor", the total number of citations and related bibliometric indicators: the need to focus on journals of public health and preventive medicine
    Miquel Porta
    Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer Unit, Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM, Barcelona
    Soz Praventivmed 49:15-8. 2004
  41. ncbi request reprint Mixing journal, article, and author citations, and other pitfalls in the bibliographic impact factor
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, E 08003, Spain
    Cad Saude Publica 19:1847-62. 2003
    ..Increasing attention is given to the specific number of citations received by each individual article. It is possible to make progress towards more valid, accurate, fair, and relevant assessments...
  42. pmc Cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (CFTR) DeltaF508 mutation and 5T allele in patients with chronic pancreatitis and exocrine pancreatic cancer. PANKRAS II Study Group
    N Malats
    Grup de Recerca d Epidemiologia Clínica i Molecular del Càncer, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    Gut 48:70-4. 2001
    ..An increased risk of chronic pancreatitis has been described among carriers of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (CFTR) mutation. In addition, patients with cystic fibrosis may have a higher risk of exocrine pancreatic cancer...
  43. pmc Family history of cancer and germline BRCA2 mutations in sporadic exocrine pancreatic cancer
    F X Real
    Unitat de Biologia Cellular i Molecular, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
    Gut 50:653-7. 2002
    ..Hereditary factors have been reported in 5-10% of cases with exocrine pancreatic cancer and recent data support a role for BRCA2...
  44. ncbi request reprint Role of organochlorine compounds in the etiology of pancreatic cancer: a proposal to develop methodological standards
    M Porta
    Grup de Recerca en Epidemiologia Clínica i Molecular del Càncer, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    Epidemiology 12:272-6. 2001
    ..Before adopting qualitative criteria and quantitative standards, their impact upon causal estimators should be assessed empirically...
  45. doi request reprint The relative influence of diet and serum concentrations of organochlorine compounds on K-ras mutations in exocrine pancreatic cancer
    Magda Gasull
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Chemosphere 79:686-97. 2010
    ..In exocrine pancreatic cancer (EPC) mechanistic relationships may exist among some organochlorine compounds (OCs) and mutations in the K-ras oncogene, as well as among the latter and dietary factors...
  46. ncbi request reprint Exploring environmental causes of altered ras effects: fragmentation plus integration?
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Mol Carcinog 36:45-52. 2003
    ..Further development of the mechanistic scenarios proposed here could contribute to a meaningful integration of biological, clinical, and environmental knowledge on the causes of altered ras effects...
  47. ncbi request reprint Lifetime history of tobacco consumption and K-ras mutations in exocrine pancreatic cancer
    Marta Crous-Bou
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Pancreas 35:135-41. 2007
    ..We analyzed the relation between mutations in codon 12 of the K-ras oncogene and lifetime consumption of tobacco in patients with exocrine pancreatic cancer (EPC)...
  48. doi request reprint Multiple independent primary cancers do not adversely affect survival of the lung cancer patient
    Rafael Aguilo
    Servei de Cirurgia General, Abdominal i Toràcica, Hospital Universitari del Mar, Institut Municipal d Assistència Sanitària IMAS, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 34:1075-80. 2008
    ..Objectives of this study were to analyze clinical characteristics, organ location, and prognosis associated with the presentation of multiple independent primaries when a lung cancer is involved...
  49. doi request reprint Lifetime history of alcohol consumption and K-ras mutations in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
    Marta Crous-Bou
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Mol Mutagen 50:421-30. 2009
    ..We analyzed the relation between lifetime consumption of alcohol and mutations in codon 12 of the K-ras oncogene in patients with PDA...
  50. pmc Food and nutrient intakes and K-ras mutations in exocrine pancreatic cancer
    Eva Morales
    Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Carrer del Dr Aiguader 88, E 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:641-9. 2007
    ..No studies have investigated the relation between K-ras mutations and dietary factors in exocrine pancreatic cancer (EPC), and fewer than 10 studies have done so in other neoplasms. Patients and..
  51. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposure to dyes, metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and other agents and K-ras activation in human exocrine pancreatic cancer
    Juan Alguacil
    Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Cancer 107:635-41. 2003
    ..Results lend moderate support to the hypothesis of indirect relationships between occupational exposure to dyes and organic pigments and the activation of the K-ras gene in the etiopathogenesis of human exocrine pancreatic cancer...
  52. doi request reprint CYP1B1 polymorphisms and k-ras mutations in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
    Marta Crous-Bou
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Barcelona, Spain
    Dig Dis Sci 53:1417-21. 2008
    ..The Val/Val genotype was over five times more frequent in PDA cases with a K-ras mutation than in wild-type cases (OR = 5.25; P = 0.121). In PDA, polymorphisms in CYP1B1 might be related with K-ras activation pathways...
  53. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposure to organic solvents and K-ras mutations in exocrine pancreatic cancer
    Juan Alguacil
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Carrer del Doctor Aiguader 80, E 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Carcinogenesis 23:101-6. 2002
    ..Since this is only the first study on occupational exposures and K-ras mutations in EPC, studies able to refute or to confirm the findings are required before public health implications, if any, are assessed...
  54. pmc Emergency admission for cancer: a matter of survival?
    M Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    Br J Cancer 77:477-84. 1998
    ..Emergency departments can only partly counterbalance deficiencies in the effectiveness of and integration among the different levels of the health system...
  55. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial comparing three invitation strategies in a breast cancer screening program
    J M Segura
    , , Barcelona, Spain
    Prev Med 33:325-32. 2001
    ..The positive effect appeared restricted to women with lower educational levels...
  56. doi request reprint Past medical conditions and K-ras mutations in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: a hypothesis-generating study
    Marta Crous-Bou
    Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Carrer del Dr Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Cancer Causes Control 20:591-9. 2009
    ..In pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) evidence on the etiopathogenic role of past medical conditions in the occurrence and persistence of K-ras mutations is scant...
  57. ncbi request reprint [Professional competencies in public health]
    Fernando G Benavides
    Sociedad Española de Epidemiología, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Gac Sanit 20:239-43. 2006
  58. doi request reprint Interval from diagnosis to treatment onset for six major cancers in Catalonia, Spain
    Gloria Perez
    Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Catalonia, Spain
    Cancer Detect Prev 32:267-75. 2008
    ..The objective of the study was to analyse the interval from diagnosis to treatment onset, and related factors, in the six most incident cancers in Catalonia (Spain), a developed European region with universal free access to health care...
  59. ncbi request reprint [The only plot of the play, the single argument of the work]
    Miquel Porta
    Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Espana
    Gac Sanit 20:255. 2006
  60. ncbi request reprint [Molecular epidemiology and patients' interests]
    Miquel Porta
    Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer Unit, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Epidemiol Prev 27:316. 2003
  61. ncbi request reprint Estimating dietary intakes from a brief questionnaire: A simulation study of reliability in a molecular epidemiologic study of pancreatic and biliary diseases
    Michelle A Mendez
    Institut Catala d Oncologia, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:417-26. 2006
    ..We conducted a simulation study to assess the reliability of a brief food frequency questionnaire (bFFQ) for capturing dietary intakes relative to a detailed survey...
  62. ncbi request reprint [Accumulation of genetic and epigenetic alterations: a key causal process between the environment and diseases of complex etiology]
    Miquel Porta
    Gac Sanit 19:273-6. 2005
  63. doi request reprint Relationship between blood concentrations of heavy metals and cytogenetic and endocrine parameters among subjects involved in cleaning coastal areas affected by the 'Prestige' tanker oil spill
    Beatriz Pérez-Cadahía
    Toxicology Unit, University of A Coruna, Edificio de Servicios Centrales de Investigación, Campus Elviña s n, E 15071 A Coruna, Spain
    Chemosphere 71:447-55. 2008
    ..Plasma levels of cortisol deserve further evaluation as a potentially relevant biomarker to assess the effects of exposure to heavy metals...
  64. ncbi request reprint Good prospects for genetic and molecular epidemiologic studies in the European Journal of Epidemiology
    Cornelia M van Duijn
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:285-6. 2003
  65. ncbi request reprint Why aren't we more ahead? The risk of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease from eating bovine spongiform encephalopathy-infected foods: still undetermined
    Miquel Porta
    Eur J Epidemiol 19:287-9. 2004
  66. pmc Could low-level background exposure to persistent organic pollutants contribute to the social burden of type 2 diabetes?
    Duk Hee Lee
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:1006-8. 2006
  67. ncbi request reprint Do we really need real epidemiological scientific meetings?
    Miquel Porta
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:101-3. 2003
  68. ncbi request reprint [Biomedical research and society: ambivalences and contradictions]
    Miquel Porta
    Med Clin (Barc) 128:305-6. 2007
  69. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D, ecologic studies and endometrial cancer
    Gary G Schwartz
    Prev Med 45:323-4. 2007
  70. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic methods: beyond clinical medicine, beyond epidemiology
    Francisco Bolumar
    Universitat Miguel Hernàndez, Alacant, Spain
    Eur J Epidemiol 19:733-5. 2004
  71. pmc Association of serum concentrations of persistent organic pollutants with the prevalence of learning disability and attention deficit disorder
    Duk Hee Lee
    Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Kyungpook University, 101 Dongin dong, Jung Gu, Daegu 700 422, Korea
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:591-6. 2007
    ....
  72. pmc Quality of impact factors of general medical journals. Quality matters--and the choice of indicator matters too
    Miquel Porta
    BMJ 326:931. 2003
  73. ncbi request reprint A strong dose-response relation between serum concentrations of persistent organic pollutants and diabetes: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2002: response to Lee et al
    Miquel Porta
    Diabetes Care 29:2567; author reply 2568. 2006
  74. pmc Assessing the social meaning, value and implications of research in genomics
    Blanca Lumbreras
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:755-6. 2007
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