Angela Dominguez

Summary

Affiliation: Universitat de Barcelona
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. pmc Social factors related to the clinical severity of influenza cases in Spain during the A (H1N1) 2009 virus pandemic
    José María Mayoral
    Servicio de Vigilancia epidemiológica de Andalucia, Sevilla, Spain
    BMC Public Health 13:118. 2013
  2. pmc The impact of immigration and vaccination in reducing the incidence of hepatitis B in Catalonia (Spain)
    Manuel Oviedo
    Department of Statistics and Operations Research, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela St Lope Gómez de Marzoa, s n Campus Sur, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    BMC Public Health 12:614. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Benefit of conjugate pneumococcal vaccination in preventing influenza hospitalization in children: a case-control study
    Angela Dominguez
    Department de Salut Pública, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:330-4. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of pandemic and seasonal influenza vaccines in preventing pandemic influenza-associated hospitalization
    Angela Dominguez
    Department de Salut Pública, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 30:5644-50. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Differential features of foodborne gastroenteritis outbreaks of known and unknown etiology
    A Dominguez
    Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, Casanova 143, Barcelona 08036, Spain
    J Food Prot 72:1958-62. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Effectiveness of 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in the prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease in children aged 7-59 months. A matched case-control study
    Angela Dominguez
    Departament de Salut Publica, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 29:9020-5. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Mumps: a year of enhanced surveillance in Catalonia, Spain
    Angela Dominguez
    Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, Casanova 143, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 27:3492-5. 2009
  8. pmc Declining hepatitis A seroprevalence in adults in Catalonia (Spain): a population-based study
    Angela Dominguez
    Directorate of Public Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Travessera de les Corts, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Infect Dis 7:73. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing the case-fatality rate of Legionnaires' disease
    A Dominguez
    Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 13:407-12. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Large outbreak of measles in a community with high vaccination coverage: implications for the vaccination schedule
    Angela Dominguez
    Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, Casanova 143, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Infect Dis 47:1143-9. 2008

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Publications86

  1. pmc Social factors related to the clinical severity of influenza cases in Spain during the A (H1N1) 2009 virus pandemic
    José María Mayoral
    Servicio de Vigilancia epidemiológica de Andalucia, Sevilla, Spain
    BMC Public Health 13:118. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the role of individual and social determinants in hospitalizations due to influenza A (H1N1) 2009 infection...
  2. pmc The impact of immigration and vaccination in reducing the incidence of hepatitis B in Catalonia (Spain)
    Manuel Oviedo
    Department of Statistics and Operations Research, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela St Lope Gómez de Marzoa, s n Campus Sur, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    BMC Public Health 12:614. 2012
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  3. doi request reprint Benefit of conjugate pneumococcal vaccination in preventing influenza hospitalization in children: a case-control study
    Angela Dominguez
    Department de Salut Pública, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:330-4. 2013
    ..We investigated the benefit of PCV vaccination in preventing influenza hospitalization in children <5 years of age during the 2009 to 2010 pandemic wave and the 2010 to 2011 influenza epidemic in Spain...
  4. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of pandemic and seasonal influenza vaccines in preventing pandemic influenza-associated hospitalization
    Angela Dominguez
    Department de Salut Pública, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 30:5644-50. 2012
    ..0% (-34 to 43). The recommendation of influenza vaccination should be reinforced as a regular measure to reduce influenza-associated hospitalization during pandemics and seasonal epidemics...
  5. ncbi request reprint Differential features of foodborne gastroenteritis outbreaks of known and unknown etiology
    A Dominguez
    Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, Casanova 143, Barcelona 08036, Spain
    J Food Prot 72:1958-62. 2009
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Effectiveness of 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in the prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease in children aged 7-59 months. A matched case-control study
    Angela Dominguez
    Departament de Salut Publica, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 29:9020-5. 2011
    ..The results of this study carried out in a population with intermediate vaccination coverage confirm those of other observational studies showing high levels of effectiveness of routine 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination...
  7. doi request reprint Mumps: a year of enhanced surveillance in Catalonia, Spain
    Angela Dominguez
    Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, Casanova 143, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 27:3492-5. 2009
    ..04). Most laboratory confirmed cases (72.3%) received at least one MMR dose. With sustained high MMR coverage, laboratory confirmation is necessary to control the disease and assess vaccine failure...
  8. pmc Declining hepatitis A seroprevalence in adults in Catalonia (Spain): a population-based study
    Angela Dominguez
    Directorate of Public Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Travessera de les Corts, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Infect Dis 7:73. 2007
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing the case-fatality rate of Legionnaires' disease
    A Dominguez
    Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 13:407-12. 2009
    ..The extent of the public health problem posed by Legionnaires' disease (LD) is not always well- appreciated...
  10. doi request reprint Large outbreak of measles in a community with high vaccination coverage: implications for the vaccination schedule
    Angela Dominguez
    Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, Casanova 143, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Infect Dis 47:1143-9. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to analyze epidemiological and clinical characteristics of a measles outbreak in Catalonia, Spain, in 2006...
  11. doi request reprint Impact and effectiveness of a mass hepatitis A vaccination programme of preadolescents seven years after introduction
    A Dominguez
    Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 26:1737-41. 2008
    ..To investigate the impact of a mass hepatitis A vaccination programme in preadolescents seven years after introduction in terms of its effectiveness and the prevented fraction...
  12. doi request reprint Effectiveness of the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in preventing pneumonia in the elderly
    A Dominguez
    Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Respir J 36:608-14. 2010
    ..0% (95% CI -18.7-47.5). Our results suggest that the PPV may potentially reduce hospitalisations for pneumonia in the elderly and supports vaccination programmes in this age group...
  13. ncbi request reprint Aetiology and epidemiology of viral gastroenteritis outbreaks in Catalonia (Spain) in 2004-2005
    Angela Dominguez
    Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, and L Hospitalet del Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Virol 43:126-31. 2008
    ..Acute infectious gastroenteritis causes substantial morbidity and economic loss...
  14. doi request reprint Epidemiology of hepatitis A before and after the introduction of a universal vaccination programme in Catalonia, Spain
    A Dominguez
    Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Viral Hepat 15:51-6. 2008
    ..In conclusion, hepatitis A incidence fell in Catalonia in the post-vaccination period in vaccinated adolescents and also in other unvaccinated groups who have benefited from the indirect effects of the vaccination program...
  15. doi request reprint Mumps vaccine effectiveness in highly immunized populations
    Angela Dominguez
    Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, Casanova 143, 08036, Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 28:3567-70. 2010
    ..Estimated VE was 85.4% (95%CI: 67.3-93.4) for 1MMR and 88.5% (95%CI: 78.1-93.9) for 2MMR. High 2MMR coverage, improved confirmation techniques and further VE studies with all confirmed cases are needed to prevent further outbreaks...
  16. pmc Prevalence of measles antibodies among health care workers in Catalonia (Spain) in the elimination era
    Luis Urbiztondo
    Public Health Agency, Generalitat of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Infect Dis 13:391. 2013
    ..The objective was to estimate susceptibility to measles in HCW and related demographic and occupational characteristics...
  17. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis A outbreaks in the vaccination era in Catalonia, Spain
    Ana Martinez
    Directorate of Public Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Spain
    Hum Vaccin 7:205-10. 2011
    ..The estimated proportion of cases associated with outbreaks that would theoretically have been prevented with the vaccination program suggests that substantial benefits have been obtained in Catalonia in people aged less than 25 years...
  18. doi request reprint Risk factors for invasive pneumococcal disease in a community with a high proportion of non vaccine serotypes
    Pilar Ciruela
    Agència de Salut Pública de Catalunya, Generalitat of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 31:960-6. 2013
    ..Attending day care or school was a strong risk factor for IPD, while vaccination was protective in children aged <24 months. Age and antibiotic use in the previous month were associated with penicillin-nonsusceptible IPD...
  19. pmc Foodborne norovirus outbreak: the role of an asymptomatic food handler
    Irene Barrabeig
    Epidemiological Surveillance Unit of Costa Ponent, Directorate of Public Health, Department of Health, Autonomous Government of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Infect Dis 10:269. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate a foodborne norovirus outbreak that occurred in the residential summer camp and in which the implication of a food handler was demonstrated by laboratory tests...
  20. pmc Epidemiology of foodborne norovirus outbreaks in Catalonia, Spain
    Ana Martinez
    Department of Health, Autonomous Government of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Infect Dis 8:47. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to analyse the size and epidemiological characteristics of foodborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis in Catalonia, a region in the northeast of Spain...
  21. doi request reprint Acute gastroenteritis outbreaks in Catalonia, Spain: norovirus versus Salmonella
    Nuria Torner
    CIBER Epidemiology and Public Health, Barcelona, Spain
    Scand J Gastroenterol 43:567-73. 2008
    ..To describe the epidemiology of norovirus (NV) and Salmonella gastroenteritis outbreaks in Catalonia between 15 October 2004 and 30 October 2005...
  22. doi request reprint Seroepidemiology of hepatitis B virus infection in pregnant women in Catalonia (Spain)
    Lluis Salleras
    Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Virol 44:329-32. 2009
    ..In recent years there has been a substantial reduction in hepatitis B incidence as a result of routine vaccination of preadolescents and the selective vaccination of high risk groups and newborns of HBsAg+ mothers...
  23. doi request reprint Serological survey of mumps immunity among health care workers in the Catalonia region of Spain
    Magda Campins
    Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology Department, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Infect Control 41:378-80. 2013
    ..5% (95% confidence interval, 84.7-89.9). Vaccination with 2 doses of vaccine should be reinforced in health care workers to minimize the risk of mumps transmission in health care settings...
  24. doi request reprint Influence of prior pneumococcal and influenza vaccination on outcomes of older adults with community-acquired pneumonia
    Adriana Manzur
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1711-6. 2011
    ..To determine whether prior pneumococcal and seasonal influenza vaccination improves outcomes in older adults hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of hepatitis A antibodies in schoolchildren in Catalonia (Spain) after the introduction of universal hepatitis A immunization
    Angela Dominguez
    Directorate of Public Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
    J Med Virol 73:172-6. 2004
    ..5 and 3.5%, respectively). This could be explained by the increased number of recent immigrant children born outside Catalonia, mainly in countries where hepatitis A is highly endemic...
  26. ncbi request reprint Rubella elimination programme strengthened through measles elimination programme in Catalonia
    Angela Dominguez
    Direccio General de Salut Publica Health, Department of Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Spain
    Vaccine 24:1433-7. 2006
    ..The small number and imported nature of the cases of rubella and the detection of the majority of the confirmed cases through the measles elimination programme, strongly suggests that both programmes should continue...
  27. doi request reprint Impact of the Legionella urinary antigen test on epidemiological trends in community outbreaks of legionellosis in Catalonia, Spain, 1990-2004
    Josep Alvarez
    Department of Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Infect Dis 13:e365-70. 2009
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  28. pmc Knowledge of and attitudes to influenza vaccination in healthy primary healthcare workers in Spain, 2011-2012
    Angela Dominguez
    Departamento de Salud Publica, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e81200. 2013
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Effectiveness of measles vaccination for control of exposed children
    Irene Barrabeig
    Epidemiological Surveillance Unit of Costa Ponent, Department of Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Av de la Granvia, 8 10, 5th Floor, 08902 L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:78-80. 2011
    ..Of total susceptible exposed children, 72% (54/75) were vaccinated and 25 contracted measles. Vaccine effectiveness in children vaccinated within 72 hours of exposure was 90.5% (95% confidence interval, 34%-99%)...
  30. doi request reprint Clinical presentation of invasive pneumococcal disease in Spain in the era of heptavalent conjugate vaccine
    Maria F de Sevilla
    Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Deu, Barcelona, Spain
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:124-8. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze the rate of incidence, clinical presentation, serotype, and clonal distribution of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in the era of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) in Barcelona, Spain...
  31. ncbi request reprint [Meningococcal disease in Catalonia, Spain (1990-1997)]
    Gloria Carmona
    Dirección General de Salud Publica, Departamento de Sanidad y Seguridad Social, Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
    Med Clin (Barc) 123:486-9. 2004
    ..We aimed to study the behavior of meningococcal disease in Catalonia during the period 1990-1997, identifying the possible epidemic periods...
  32. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of varicella zoster virus infection in child and adult population of Catalonia (Spain)
    Lluis Salleras
    Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Med Microbiol Immunol 197:329-33. 2008
    ..Vaccination with two doses of vaccine for all adolescents and adults < or = 50 years who report not having suffered the disease during childhood should be considered...
  33. ncbi request reprint Rubella immune status of indigenous and immigrant pregnant women in Catalonia, Spain
    Angela Dominguez
    Department of Microbiology, Hospital Clinic, and Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Public Health 17:560-4. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of rubella antibodies in representative samples of pregnant women in Catalonia...
  34. doi request reprint Immigrants do not transmit tuberculosis more than indigenous patients in Catalonia (Spain)
    Pere Godoy
    Department of Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Spain
    Tuberculosis (Edinb) 93:456-60. 2013
    ..The objective was to study the prevalence of TB infection among contacts of immigrant and indigenous TB patients and the risk factors associated with latent TB infection...
  35. pmc Influence of socioeconomic status on community-acquired pneumonia outcomes in elderly patients requiring hospitalization: a multicenter observational study
    Conchita Izquierdo
    Department of Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Roc Boronat 81 95, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Public Health 10:421. 2010
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Foodborne Salmonella-caused outbreaks in Catalonia (Spain), 1990 to 2003
    Angela Dominguez
    Department of Health of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Directorate of Public Health, Tray de les Corts 131 159, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
    J Food Prot 70:209-13. 2007
    ....
  37. doi request reprint MMR vaccine effectiveness in an outbreak that involved day-care and primary schools
    Irene Barrabeig
    Epidemiological Surveillance Unit of Barcelona Zona Sud Department of Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 29:8024-31. 2011
    ....
  38. doi request reprint A statistical model to estimate the impact of a hepatitis A vaccination programme
    Manuel Oviedo
    CIBER Epidemiologia y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Parc de Recerca Biomedica de Barcelona, c Dr Aiguadé 88, Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 26:6157-64. 2008
    ..Negative binomial regression is more appropriate than Poisson regression when observed variance exceeds the observed mean (overdispersed count data), can cause a variable apparently contribute more on the model of what really makes it...
  39. pmc Auditing the management of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks: the need for a tool
    Nuria Torner
    Department of Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 6:e15699. 2011
    ..04). Improving availability of updated guidelines, enhancing timely reporting and adequate recording of control procedures taken is needed to allow for management assessment and improvement...
  40. doi request reprint Changes in the evolution of meningococcal disease, 2001-2008, Catalonia (Spain)
    Ana I Martinez
    Department of Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Roc Boronat 81 95, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 27:3496-8. 2009
    ..15 was the most frequent in serogroup B (31%), mainly associated with serotype 4 (80%), and in serogroup C subtype P1.5 (36%), with serosubtype 2a (86%). Exhaustive surveillance of circulating meningococcal strains is essential...
  41. doi request reprint Effectiveness of hand hygiene and provision of information in preventing influenza cases requiring hospitalization
    Pere Godoy
    Departament de Salut, Generalitat of Catalonia, Spain
    Prev Med 54:434-9. 2012
    ..The objective of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions in preventing cases of influenza requiring hospitalization...
  42. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a mass hepatitis A vaccination program in preadolescents
    Angela Dominguez
    Department of Health and Social Security, General Directorate of Public Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Travessera de les Corts, 131 159, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 21:698-701. 2003
    ..2 to 2.6 per 100000 persons-year. After analysis of cases occurring in the vaccinated and non vaccinated cohort, the effectiveness of the vaccination program was estimated at 97.0% (95% CI: 78.6-99.6)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Estimated incidence of hepatitis A virus infection in Catalonia
    Manuel Oviedo
    Epidemiological Surveillance Unit, Generalitat of Catalonia, Spain
    Ann Epidemiol 16:812-9. 2006
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Influenza vaccine coverage, influenza-associated morbidity and all-cause mortality in Catalonia (Spain)
    M Pilar Muñoz
    Department of Statistics and Operations Research, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 29:5047-52. 2011
    ..4-40.8) weekly deaths. In conclusion, all-cause mortality is a good indicator of influenza surveillance and vaccination coverage is associated with a reduction in influenza-associated morbidity but not with all-cause mortality...
  45. pmc Parental knowledge of paediatric vaccination
    Eva Borras
    CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Public Health 9:154. 2009
    ..Negative parental perceptions of vaccination are an important barrier to paediatric vaccination. The aim of this study was to investigate parental knowledge of paediatric vaccines and vaccination in Catalonia...
  46. doi request reprint Validity of self-reported pneumococcal vaccination status in the elderly in Spain
    Jose Maria Bayas
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 27:4560-4. 2009
    ..Vaccination cards and centralized vaccination registries in primary health care centres and hospitals should be potentiated in order to ensure that neither more nor less vaccinations are administered than are necessary...
  47. doi request reprint 2009 H1N1: risk factors for hospitalization in a matched case-control study
    Cristian Launes
    Paediatrics Department, Hospital Sant Joan de Deu, University of Barcelona, P St Joan de Deu, 2, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Pediatr 171:1127-31. 2012
    ..7; 95% CI, 1.4-5.2). Children aged <2 years, children with neurological diseases, and children from families with a lower educational status had a higher risk of hospitalization due to influenza A (H1N1) 2009 infection...
  48. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccination for elderly people in Catalonia, Spain: a case-control study
    Angela Dominguez
    Department of Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Infect Dis 40:1250-7. 2005
    ..We evaluated the effectiveness of a 23-valent pneumococcal vaccination program for elderly people in Catalonia, Spain, in a matched-set case-control study...
  49. ncbi request reprint The case-fatality rate of meningococcal disease in Catalonia, 1990-1997
    Angela Dominguez
    General Directorate of Public Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
    Scand J Infect Dis 36:274-9. 2004
    ..0-4.7) and residing in the province of Lleida (OR: 3.2; 95%CI: 1.2-8.5). The CFR of meningococcal disease in Catalonia was not associated with the emergent phenotype C:2b:P1.2,5 strain, which caused an outbreak in other regions of Spain...
  50. ncbi request reprint Invasive disease caused by Haemophilus influenzae: the sensitivity of statutory reporting
    Angela Dominguez
    Department of Health and Social Security, Barcelona, Spain
    Ann Epidemiol 14:31-5. 2004
    ..The objective of the study was to investigate the sensitivity of the statutory reporting of Haemophilus influenzae invasive disease (HIID) during the period between 1996 and 1997 in Catalonia, Spain...
  51. ncbi request reprint Efficiency of the incorporation of the hepatitis A vaccine as a combined A+B vaccine to the hepatitis B vaccination programme of preadolescents in schools
    E Navas
    General Directorate of Public Health, Department of Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Travessera de les Corts, 131 159, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 23:2185-9. 2005
    ..98) the net present value of the programme was positive (+533,708) and the benefit-cost ratio was 2.58. If the estimated disease incidence were reduced by half, the programme would still be efficient...
  52. pmc Community-based seroepidemiological survey of hepatitis E virus infection in Catalonia, Spain
    Maria Buti
    Liver Service, Vall d Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 13:1328-32. 2006
    ..68; 95% CI, 1.03 to 2.70). In conclusion, anti-HEV antibodies were detected in 7.3% of the Catalan population. The seroprevalence of anti-HEV antibodies increased with age and was associated with previous minor surgery...
  53. doi request reprint Prevalence of susceptibility to tetanus and diphtheria in health care workers in Catalonia
    Maria Esteve
    Hospital Germans Trias, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Infect Control 40:896-8. 2012
    ..4% (95% confidence interval: 42.1-50.7). Tetanus protection should be improved in health care workers born before 1975. The immune status against diphtheria was poor, with less than half of people born before 1975 correctly immunized...
  54. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of tuberculosis in a Catalonian nursery school affects 27 children
    José María Pina
    Programme of Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis, Catalan Health Department, Barcelona, Spain
    Euro Surveill 10:E050512.1. 2005
  55. doi request reprint [Assessing the effectiveness of vaccination programs]
    Eva Borras
    Dirección General de Salud Publica, Departamento de Salud, Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona, Espana
    Gac Sanit 25:49-55. 2011
    ..Vaccine effectiveness may also be estimated by comparing attack rates in epidemic outbreaks or secondary attack rates in the home, or by screening...
  56. ncbi request reprint Time-series analysis of meningococcal disease in Catalonia
    Angela Dominguez
    Epidemiological Surveillance Service, Department of Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
    Ann Epidemiol 17:654-62. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to analyze the temporal behavior of serogroup B and C meningococcal disease cases in Catalonia...
  57. doi request reprint [Impact of 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination in a population with low to intermediate vaccination levels]
    Lluis Salleras
    Departamento de Salud Publica, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 27:275-7. 2009
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint [The viral gastroenteritis: a public health problem]
    Angela Dominguez
    Departamento de Salud Publica, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Espana
    Rev Esp Salud Publica 83:679-87. 2009
    ..Sapovirus outbreaks due to person-to-person and foodborne transmission affecting both children and adults have recently been reported in countries such as Canada and Japan...
  59. doi request reprint [Risk factors of influenza (H1N1) 2009 hospitalization and effectiveness of pharmaceutical and nonpharmaceutical interventions in its prevention: a case-control study]
    Angela Dominguez
    CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Departamento de Salud Publica, Universidad de Barcelona, C Casanova 143, Barcelona
    Rev Esp Salud Publica 85:3-15. 2011
    ..Data cleansing and the recovery of variables is now underway. The involvement of the Public Health Directorate has been instrumental in adapting the project to the evolution of the pandemic...
  60. ncbi request reprint Declining prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection in Catalonia (Spain) 12 years after the introduction of universal vaccination
    L Salleras
    Department of Public Health, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 25:8726-31. 2007
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Utility of clinical-epidemiological profiles in outbreaks of foodborne disease, Catalonia, 2002 through 2006
    A Dominguez
    Department of Public Health University of Barcelona, Casanova 143, Barcelona 08036, Spain
    J Food Prot 73:125-31. 2010
    ..Clinical-epidemiological profiles are useful for determining what prevention and control strategies are appropriate to the agents involved in each community and for designing outbreak investigations...
  62. ncbi request reprint Geographical differences in whooping cough in Catalonia, Spain, from 1990 to 2010
    Inma Crespo
    CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Casanova 143, 3rd Floor, Public Health Department, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Public Health 14:268. 2014
    ..Catalan public health is universal with equal coverage geographically. The aim of this study was to determine whether there are differences in whooping cough incidence in rural and urban counties...
  63. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of virosomal subunit influenza vaccine in preventing influenza-related illnesses and its social and economic consequences in children aged 3-14 years: a prospective cohort study
    L Salleras
    Preventive Medicine Unit, Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Casanova 143, Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 24:6638-42. 2006
    ..Vaccination of children aged 3-14 years in pediatric practices with one dose of virosomal subunit inactivated influenza vaccine has the potential to considerably reduce the health and social burdens caused by influenza-related illnesses...
  64. ncbi request reprint The seroepidemiology of tetanus in Catalonia, Spain
    A Dominguez
    General Directorate of Public Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
    Med Microbiol Immunol 196:115-9. 2007
    ..9%) (P < 0.001). These results show that routine vaccination of children is successful. In adults aged > or = 45 years, the prevalence is inadequate and efforts should be made to increase vaccination...
  65. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness analysis of inactivated virosomal subunit influenza vaccination in children aged 3-14 years from the provider and societal perspectives
    E Navas
    Department of Health, Autonomous Government of Catalonia Spain, Travessera de les Corts, 131 59, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 25:3233-9. 2007
    ....
  66. doi request reprint Economic benefits for the family of inactivated subunit virosomal influenza vaccination of healthy children aged 3-14 years during the annual health examination in private paediatric offices
    L Salleras
    Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 27:3454-8. 2009
    ..In the base case, the net present value was 21,551.62 euros (21.5 euros per vaccinated child), and the benefit-cost ratio was 2.15, meaning that 1.15 euros is saved per euro invested...
  67. ncbi request reprint Cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness of the incorporation of the pneumococcal 7-valent conjugated vaccine in the routine vaccination schedule of Catalonia (Spain)
    E Navas
    General Directorate of Public Health, Department of Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Travessera de les Corts, 131 159, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 23:2342-8. 2005
    ..The benefit-cost ratio was 0.59 euros from the societal perspective. The cost per disability adjusted life year (DALY) gained was 44,307 euros from the societal perspective and 80,291 euros from the provider's perspective...
  68. doi request reprint Dissemination of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing bacteria: the food-borne outbreak lesson
    S LaVilla
    Servei de Microbiologia, Hospital Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    J Antimicrob Chemother 61:1244-51. 2008
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint Dramatic decline in acute hepatitis B infection and disease incidence rates among adolescents and young people after 12 years of a mass hepatitis B vaccination programme of pre-adolescents in the schools of Catalonia (Spain)
    L Salleras
    Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Preventive Medicine Unit, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, c Casanova, 143, Barcelona 08036, Spain
    Vaccine 23:2181-4. 2005
    ..3 per 100 in 1986) and in the reported incidence of hepatitis B cases (80% reduction). Over the last 3 years, the declining trend seems to have been halted, although 35% of cases reported during this period corresponded to immigrants...
  70. doi request reprint Changes in serotypes causing invasive pneumococcal disease (2005-2007 vs. 1997-1999) in children under 2 years of age in a population with intermediate coverage of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugated vaccine
    L Salleras
    Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Microbiol Infect 15:997-1001. 2009
    ..A new 13-valent vaccine will cover 77.91% of the serotypes causing IPD in children <2 years old in Catalonia from 2005 to 2007...
  71. ncbi request reprint Molecular and clinical epidemiology of norovirus outbreaks in Spain during the emergence of GII.4 2012 variant
    Aurora Sabrià
    Enteric Virus Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, University of Barcelona, Avda Diagonal 643, 08028 Barcelona, Spain Nutrition and Food Safety Research Institute INSA UB, University of Barcelona, Avda Prat de la Riba 171, 08921 Santa Coloma de Gramanet, Spain
    J Clin Virol 60:96-104. 2014
    ..Norovirus (NoV) is the most common cause of acute nonbacterial gastroenteritis outbreaks worldwide, but the impact of NoV infections in Spain remains underestimated...
  72. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of rifampin for 4 months and isoniazid for 6 months in the treatment of tuberculosis infection
    José Ma Pina
    Catalan Health Institute ICS, Department of Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Spain
    Respir Med 107:768-77. 2013
    ..To assess the cost-effectiveness ratio of rifampin for 4 months and isoniazid for 6 months in contacts with latent tuberculosis infection...
  73. doi request reprint Toscana virus infection in Catalonia (Spain)
    Neus Cardeñosa
    Subdirecció General de Vigilància I Resposta a Emergències de Salut Pública, Direcció General de Salut Pública, Departament de Salut de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 13:273-5. 2013
    ..The epidemiology of the infection in humans in Catalonia is at present unknown. In this study, we found a seroprevalence of infection of 6%, and 2 clinical cases were detected by serology and/or PCR...
  74. pmc Outbreak of nosocomial hepatitis C virus infection resolved by genetic analysis of HCV RNA
    Miguel Bruguera
    Liver Unit, Institut de Malalties Digestives, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    J Clin Microbiol 40:4363-6. 2002
    ..Thus, accidental contamination of a multidose heparin solution with blood from an unrecognized HCV carrier was identified as the source of this nosocomial outbreak of hepatitis C...
  75. ncbi request reprint The impact of the introduction of the 14-3-3 protein assay in the surveillance of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in Catalonia
    A Saiz
    Service of Neurology, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
    J Neurol 248:592-4. 2001
    ..Our findings suggest an improvement of case ascertainment in part due to the introduction of the 14-3-3 assay in the surveillance system...
  76. pmc Hepatitis A virus in urban sewage from two Mediterranean countries
    R M Pinto
    Enteric Virus Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Epidemiol Infect 135:270-3. 2007
    ....
  77. doi request reprint Epidemiological and clinical features of norovirus gastroenteritis in outbreaks: a population-based study
    C Arias
    Epidemiological Surveillance Unit of the Central Region of Catalonia, Department of Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Carreterade Torrebonica s n, Terrassa, Spain
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:39-44. 2010
    ..These results suggest that norovirus infection has an important public health impact in Catalonia and that prevention strategies should be designed and implemented...
  78. ncbi request reprint Vaccination coverage in indigenous and immigrant children under 3 years of age in Catalonia (Spain)
    E Borras
    Department of Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Trav de les Corts 131 159, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
    Vaccine 25:3240-3. 2007
    ..6% in indigenous and 78.3% in immigrant children (p=0.02). Efforts should be made to increase primary vaccination coverage in immigrant children and booster dose coverage in both indigenous and immigrant children...
  79. doi request reprint Outbreak of Legionnaires' disease associated with a supermarket mist machine
    I Barrabeig
    Epidemiological Surveillance Unit of Costa Ponent, Department of Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
    Epidemiol Infect 138:1823-8. 2010
    ..We believe it is essential to include exposure to mist machines in any legionellosis epidemiological survey...
  80. pmc Impact of influenza on health-related quality of life among confirmed (H1N1)2009 patients
    Malen Hollmann
    Health Services Research Group, IMIM Institut Hospital del Mar d Investigacions Mèdiques, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e60477. 2013
    ....
  81. ncbi request reprint A community outbreak of Legionnaires' disease: evidence of a cooling tower as the source
    M Sabria
    Hospital Universitario Germans Trias i Pujol, Infectious Diseases, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Microbiol Infect 12:642-7. 2006
    ..The epidemiological features of the outbreak, and the microbiological and molecular investigations, implicated the cooling tower as the source of infection...
  82. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial spread of Pseudomonas aeruginosa producing the metallo-beta-lactamase VIM-2 in a Spanish hospital: clinical and epidemiological implications
    C Pena
    Infectious Diseases Service, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain
    Clin Microbiol Infect 13:1026-9. 2007
    ..The identification of MBL-positive P. aeruginosa should be considered mandatory in the surveillance of pan-resistant P. aeruginosa and requires a high index of suspicion in the context of endemic infections with a low attack rate...
  83. doi request reprint A community outbreak of Legionnaires' disease associated with a cooling tower in Vic and Gurb, Catalonia (Spain) in 2005
    M R Sala Ferré
    Epidemiological Surveillance Unit Central Region, Department of Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Terrassa, Spain
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 28:153-9. 2009
    ..This study showed a community outbreak from a cooling tower as a common source in a large area. Climate and terrain could explain the dissemination of contaminated aerosols...
  84. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of measles, rubella, and mumps antibodies in Catalonia, Spain: results of a cross-sectional study
    A Dominguez
    Directorate of Public Health, Department of Health, Generalitat of Catalonia, Travessera de les Corts 131 159, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 25:310-7. 2006
    ..The level of antibodies necessary to interrupt the transmission of mumps has still not been reached in all age groups...
  85. ncbi request reprint Clinical and genetic features of human prion diseases in Catalonia: 1993-2002
    R Sanchez-Valle
    Services of Neurology, Institut d Investigació Biomédica August Pi i Sunyer IDABAPS, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Neurol 11:649-55. 2004
    ..No case of variant CJD was registered. The study confirms in our population the consistent pattern reported worldwide on human prion diseases. Atypical features were seen more frequently in sporadic 129 V/V CJD and fCJD cases...
  86. doi request reprint Characterization of plasmids encoding blaESBL and surrounding genes in Spanish clinical isolates of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae
    Karol Diestra
    Servicio de Microbiologia, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain
    J Antimicrob Chemother 63:60-6. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to characterize plasmids that harbour blaESBL genes and their genetic environment in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae clones circulating in Spain...