Xavier Castells

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Country: Spain

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Efficacy of opiate maintenance therapy and adjunctive interventions for opioid dependence with comorbid cocaine use disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials
    Xavier Castells
    Psychiatry Department, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 35:339-49. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of central nervous system stimulant treatment for cocaine dependence: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials
    Xavier Castells
    Psychiatry Service, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Addiction 102:1871-87. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Discrete-event simulation applied to analysis of waiting lists. Evaluation of a prioritization system for cataract surgery
    Mercè Comas
    Evaluation and Clinical Epidemiology Department, Hospital del Mar IMAS, Barcelona, Spain
    Value Health 11:1203-13. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Efficacy of methylphenidate for adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: a meta-regression analysis
    Xavier Castells
    Psychiatry Department, Hospital Universitari Vall dHebron, Barcelona, Spain
    CNS Drugs 25:157-69. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Development of a predictor for human brain tumors based on gene expression values obtained from two types of microarray technologies
    Xavier Castells
    Grup d Aplicacions Biomèdiques de la RMN GABRMN, Facultat de Biociencies, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Valles, Barcelona, Spain
    OMICS 14:157-64. 2010
  6. pmc Prevalence of persistent pain after breast cancer treatment by detection mode among participants in population-based screening programs
    Anabel Romero
    Department of Epidemiology and Evaluation, IMIM Hospital del Mar, Research Network on Health Services in Chronic Diseases REDISSEC, Passeig Maritim 25 29, Barcelona, 08003, Spain
    BMC Cancer 16:735. 2016
  7. doi request reprint Risk of Breast Cancer in Women with False-Positive Results according to Mammographic Features
    Xavier Castells
    From the Departments of Epidemiology and Evaluation X C, I T, M P, L D, M Sala, Obstetrics and Gynecology M V, and Image Diagnostics A R, IMIM Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Pg Maritim 25 29, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Research Network on Health Services in Chronic Diseases REDISSEC, Barcelona, Spain X C, I T L D, M B, M Sala Cancer Registry of Norway, Oslo, Norway M R Cancer Prevention and Monitoring Program, Catalan Institute of Oncology, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain C V Clinical Epidemiology and Cancer Screening, Parc Taulí University Hospital, Sabadell, Catalonia, Spain M B Radiology Department, Hospital de Santa Caterina, Girona, Catalonia, Spain J F Epidemiology Department, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain M J Q Direction General of Public Health, Department of Health, Government of Cantabria, Santander
    Radiology 280:379-86. 2016
  8. doi request reprint Effectiveness and safety of drugs used for stroke prevention in a cohort of non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients from a primary care electronic database
    Maria Giner-Soriano
    Institut Universitari d Investigació en Atenció Primària Jordi Gol IDIAP Jordi Gol, Barcelona, Spain
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf . 2016
  9. pmc Robustness of equations that define molecular subtypes of glioblastoma tumors based on five transcripts measured by RT-PCR
    Xavier Castells
    1 Servei de Genòmica i Bioinformàtica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Valles, Spain
    OMICS 19:41-51. 2015
  10. doi request reprint The psychological impact of a false-positive screening mammogram in Barcelona
    Rebecca Espasa
    Servei d Epidemiologia i Avaluació, Hospital del Mar Parc de Salut Mar, Passeig Maritim, 25 29, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    J Cancer Educ 27:780-5. 2012

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Publications66

  1. doi request reprint Efficacy of opiate maintenance therapy and adjunctive interventions for opioid dependence with comorbid cocaine use disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials
    Xavier Castells
    Psychiatry Department, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 35:339-49. 2009
    ..To determine the efficacy of Opiate Maintenance Therapy (OMT) and adjunctive interventions for dual heroin and cocaine dependence by means of a meta-analysis...
  2. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of central nervous system stimulant treatment for cocaine dependence: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials
    Xavier Castells
    Psychiatry Service, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Addiction 102:1871-87. 2007
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of central nervous system (CNS) stimulants compared with placebo for the treatment of cocaine dependence...
  3. doi request reprint Discrete-event simulation applied to analysis of waiting lists. Evaluation of a prioritization system for cataract surgery
    Mercè Comas
    Evaluation and Clinical Epidemiology Department, Hospital del Mar IMAS, Barcelona, Spain
    Value Health 11:1203-13. 2008
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Efficacy of methylphenidate for adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: a meta-regression analysis
    Xavier Castells
    Psychiatry Department, Hospital Universitari Vall dHebron, Barcelona, Spain
    CNS Drugs 25:157-69. 2011
    ..The reasons for this variability have not been comprehensively investigated...
  5. doi request reprint Development of a predictor for human brain tumors based on gene expression values obtained from two types of microarray technologies
    Xavier Castells
    Grup d Aplicacions Biomèdiques de la RMN GABRMN, Facultat de Biociencies, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Valles, Barcelona, Spain
    OMICS 14:157-64. 2010
    ..At any rate, this study paves the way for further application of gene signatures to more stringent biopsy discrimination challenges...
  6. pmc Prevalence of persistent pain after breast cancer treatment by detection mode among participants in population-based screening programs
    Anabel Romero
    Department of Epidemiology and Evaluation, IMIM Hospital del Mar, Research Network on Health Services in Chronic Diseases REDISSEC, Passeig Maritim 25 29, Barcelona, 08003, Spain
    BMC Cancer 16:735. 2016
    ..Our purpose was to investigate the prevalence of persistent pain and associated factors in women diagnosed with breast cancer (screening or interval) in the context of a population-based breast cancer screening program in Spain...
  7. doi request reprint Risk of Breast Cancer in Women with False-Positive Results according to Mammographic Features
    Xavier Castells
    From the Departments of Epidemiology and Evaluation X C, I T, M P, L D, M Sala, Obstetrics and Gynecology M V, and Image Diagnostics A R, IMIM Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Pg Maritim 25 29, 08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Research Network on Health Services in Chronic Diseases REDISSEC, Barcelona, Spain X C, I T L D, M B, M Sala Cancer Registry of Norway, Oslo, Norway M R Cancer Prevention and Monitoring Program, Catalan Institute of Oncology, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain C V Clinical Epidemiology and Cancer Screening, Parc Taulí University Hospital, Sabadell, Catalonia, Spain M B Radiology Department, Hospital de Santa Caterina, Girona, Catalonia, Spain J F Epidemiology Department, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain M J Q Direction General of Public Health, Department of Health, Government of Cantabria, Santander
    Radiology 280:379-86. 2016
    ..Previous mammographic features might yield useful information for further risk-prediction models and personalized follow-up screening protocols. (©) RSNA, 2016 Online supplemental material is available for this article. ..
  8. doi request reprint Effectiveness and safety of drugs used for stroke prevention in a cohort of non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients from a primary care electronic database
    Maria Giner-Soriano
    Institut Universitari d Investigació en Atenció Primària Jordi Gol IDIAP Jordi Gol, Barcelona, Spain
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf . 2016
    ..The aim of this study was to assess effectiveness and safety of antithrombotics for stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation in real-use conditions...
  9. pmc Robustness of equations that define molecular subtypes of glioblastoma tumors based on five transcripts measured by RT-PCR
    Xavier Castells
    1 Servei de Genòmica i Bioinformàtica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Valles, Spain
    OMICS 19:41-51. 2015
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  10. doi request reprint The psychological impact of a false-positive screening mammogram in Barcelona
    Rebecca Espasa
    Servei d Epidemiologia i Avaluació, Hospital del Mar Parc de Salut Mar, Passeig Maritim, 25 29, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    J Cancer Educ 27:780-5. 2012
    ..In conclusion, although the women showed no psychological morbidity, there is a substantial psychological response in those with an abnormal screening mammogram...
  11. pmc Cost-effectiveness of early detection of breast cancer in Catalonia (Spain)
    Misericordia Carles
    Basic Medical Sciences Department, Biomedical Research Institut of Lleida IRBLLEIDA University of Lleida, Catalonia, Spain
    BMC Cancer 11:192. 2011
    ..We performed an economic evaluation of 20 screening strategies taking into account the cost over time of screening and subsequent medical costs, including diagnostic confirmation, initial treatment, follow-up and advanced care...
  12. pmc Cost Attributable to Nosocomial Bacteremia. Analysis According to Microorganism and Antimicrobial Sensitivity in a University Hospital in Barcelona
    Marta Riu
    IMIM Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 11:e0153076. 2016
    ..To calculate the incremental cost of nosocomial bacteremia caused by the most common organisms, classified by their antimicrobial susceptibility...
  13. doi request reprint Mammographic and clinical characteristics of different phenotypes of screen-detected and interval breast cancers in a nationwide screening program
    Marisa Bare
    Clinical Epidemiology and Cancer Screening, UDIAT DC, Corporacio Sanitaria Parc Tauli, Sabadell, Catalonia, Spain
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 154:403-15. 2015
    ..We corroborate that TN and HER2+ cancers have distinctive appearances also in the context of population-based screening programs. This information can be useful for establishing protocols for diagnostic strategies in screening units. ..
  14. pmc Cost-effectiveness and harm-benefit analyses of risk-based screening strategies for breast cancer
    Ester Vilaprinyo
    Basic Medical Sciences Department, Biomedical Research Institut of Lleida IRBLLEIDA, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain Basic Medical Sciences Department, University of Lleida, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain
    PLoS ONE 9:e86858. 2014
    ..Risk-based strategies can reduce harm and costs. It is necessary to develop accurate measures of individual risk and to work on how to implement risk-based screening strategies. ..
  15. doi request reprint Factors affecting 5- and 10-year survival of women with breast cancer: an analysis based on a public general hospital in Barcelona
    Francesc Maciá
    Department of Epidemiology and Evaluation, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Cancer Epidemiol 36:554-9. 2012
    ..Data from a long-established hospital-based cancer registry were used to analyse the relationship between clinical and organisational factors and disease-specific survival among women with primary breast cancer...
  16. doi request reprint Patient classification systems and hospital costs of care for knee replacement in 10 European countries
    Francesc Cots
    Epidemiology and Evaluation Department, IMIM Hospital del Mar Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain
    Health Econ 21:116-28. 2012
    ..Findings suggest that DRG systems could be enhanced either by the inclusion of patient-level variables, by the use of measures of clinical outcome or by improving cost and administrative information...
  17. pmc Hospital costs of nosocomial multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa acquisition
    Eva Morales
    Health Services Evaluation and Clinical Epidemiology Department, Hospital del Mar IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:122. 2012
    ..We aimed to assess the hospital economic costs of nosocomial multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa acquisition...
  18. doi request reprint Effect of false-positive results on reattendance at breast cancer screening programmes in Spain
    Dolores Alamo-Junquera
    Servei d Epidemiologia i Avaluació Hospital del Mar Parc de Salut Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Public Health 22:404-8. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the effect of a false-positive screening mammogram and women's characteristics on reattendance in eight regional population-based breast cancer screening programmes in Spain...
  19. pmc Descriptive analysis of childbirth healthcare costs in an area with high levels of immigration in Spain
    Mercè Comas
    Epidemiology and Evaluation Department, IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:77. 2011
    ..Costs were assessed by taking into account maternal origin and delivery type...
  20. pmc Hospital emergency department utilisation rates among the immigrant population in Barcelona, Spain
    Andrea Buron
    Health Services Evaluation and Clinical Epidemiology Department, IMIM Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:51. 2008
    ..However, utilisation rates in our environment have not yet been studied. We aimed to compare emergency department utilisation rates between Spanish-born and foreign-born residents in a public hospital of Barcelona...
  21. doi request reprint [Economic impact of nosocomial bacteraemia. A comparison of three calculation methods]
    Marta Riu
    IMIM, Instituto Hospital del Mar de Investigaciones Médicas, Barcelona, España Programa de doctorat en Salut Pública, Departament de Pediatria, Obstetrícia i Ginecologia, Medicina Preventiva i Salut Pública, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona UAB, Barcelona, España Electronic address
    Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 34:620-625. 2016
    ..The aim of this study was to compare three assessment methods of NB incremental cost to correct biases in previous analyses...
  22. pmc Cross-national comparison of screening mammography accuracy measures in U.S., Norway, and Spain
    Laia Domingo
    Department of Epidemiology and Evaluation, IMIM Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Pg Maritim 25 29, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Radiol 26:2520-8. 2016
    ..To compare accuracy measures for mammographic screening in Norway, Spain, and the US...
  23. pmc Long-term costs of colorectal cancer treatment in Spain
    Julieta Corral
    Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Doctoral Programme in Public Health, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Health Serv Res 16:56. 2016
    ..The aim of this paper is to estimate the long-term costs of CRC care by stage at diagnosis and phase of care in the Spanish National Health Service...
  24. pmc Does digital mammography suppose an advance in early diagnosis? Trends in performance indicators 6 years after digitalization
    Maria Sala
    Department of Epidemiology and Evaluation, IMIM Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Pg Maritim 25 29, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Radiol 25:850-9. 2015
    ..To provide a complete evaluation of the long-term impact of full-field digital mammography (FFDM) on the improvement of early diagnosis in a population-based screening program...
  25. doi request reprint The cumulative risk of false-positive results in the Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Program: updated results
    Marta Roman
    Department of Epidemiology and Evaluation, Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain Network for Research into Healthcare in Chronic Diseases, Madrid, Spain
    Cancer 119:3952-8. 2013
    ....
  26. pmc Budget impact analysis of switching to digital mammography in a population-based breast cancer screening program: a discrete event simulation model
    Mercè Comas
    Epidemiology and Evaluation Department, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona IMIM Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain Red de investigación en servicios de salud en enfermedades crónicas REDISSEC, Valencia, Spain
    PLoS ONE 9:e97459. 2014
    ..To assess the budgetary impact of switching from screen-film mammography to full-field digital mammography in a population-based breast cancer screening program...
  27. doi request reprint Aggressiveness features and outcomes of true interval cancers: comparison between screen-detected and symptom-detected cancers
    Laia Domingo
    Epidemiology and Evaluation Department, Hospital del Mar IMIM, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Cancer Prev 22:21-8. 2013
    ..Clinically detected tumors, especially true interval cancers, more frequently showed biological features related to worse prognosis and were associated with poorer survival even after adjustment for clinical-pathological characteristics...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effect of switching drug formulations from immediate-release to extended-release OROS methylphenidate : a chart review of Spanish adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
    Josep Antoni Ramos-Quiroga
    Adult ADHD Program, Department of Psychiatry, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    CNS Drugs 22:603-11. 2008
    ....
  29. pmc Determining the lifetime density function using a continuous approach
    Ruben Roman
    Evaluation and Clinical Epidemiology Department, Institut Municipal d Assistència Sanitària IMAS, Passeig Maritim 25 29, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:923-5. 2007
    ..To apply a continuous hazard function approach to calculate the lifetime density function (LDF) at any age, and to compare the life expectancies derived from the LDF with those obtained with standard life table (SLT) methods...
  30. doi request reprint Trends in hormone therapy use before and after publication of the Women's Health Initiative trial: 10 years of follow-up
    Gabriela Barbaglia
    Evaluation and Clinical Epidemiology Department, Hospital Universitari del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Menopause 16:1061-4. 2009
    ....
  31. doi request reprint OROS methylphenidate for the treatment of adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    J Antoni Ramos-Quiroga
    Adult ADHD Program, Department of Psychiatry, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
    Expert Rev Neurother 9:1121-31. 2009
    ..Data on dosing, treatment adherence and other clinical parameters relevant for the use of OROS-MPH in adults with ADHD are also reported and discussed...
  32. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of psychostimulant drugs for cocaine dependence
    Xavier Castells
    Department of Psychiatry, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron and Department of Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology, , Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2:CD007380. 2010
    ..Nevertheless promising results exist for methadone maintained dual heroin-cocaine addicts and for some specific drugs such as dexamphetamine and bupropion...
  33. pmc Eleven-year descriptive analysis of closed court verdicts on medical errors in Spain and Massachusetts
    Priscila Giraldo
    Risk Management Foundation of Harvard Medical Institutions, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Epidemiology and Evaluation Department, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain IMIM Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain Escuela Superior de Enfermería del Mar, Centro adscrito a la Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain Programa de Doctorado en Metodología de la Investigación Biomédica y Salud Pública, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Red de investigación en servicios de salud en enfermedades crónicas REDISSEC, Madrid, Spain
    BMJ Open 6:e011644. 2016
    ..To evaluate and compare the characteristics of court verdicts on medical errors allegedly harming patients in Spain and Massachusetts from 2002 to 2012...
  34. ncbi request reprint Psychostimulant drugs for cocaine dependence
    Xavier Castells
    Unit of Clinical Pharmacology, TransLab Research Group, Department of Medical Sciences, Universitat de Girona, Emili Grahit, 77, Girona, Catalonia, Spain, 17071
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 9:CD007380. 2016
    ..Cocaine dependence is a severe disorder for which no medication has been approved. Like opioids for heroin dependence, replacement therapy with psychostimulants could be an effective therapy for treatment...
  35. doi request reprint [Estimation of hospital costs of colorectal cancer in Catalonia (Spain)]
    Julieta Corral
    Programa de Doctorado en Salud Pública, Departament de Pediatria, d Obstetrícia i Ginecologia, Medicina Preventiva i Salut Pública, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Barcelona, España Plan Director de Oncología, Departament de Salut, Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona, España Departamento de Ciencias Clínicas, Institut d Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge IDIBELL, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, España Electronic address
    Gac Sanit 29:437-44. 2015
    ..To assess the hospital cost associated with colorectal cancer (CRC) treatment by stage at diagnosis, type of cost and disease phase in a public hospital...
  36. pmc Impact of risk factors on different interval cancer subtypes in a population-based breast cancer screening programme
    Jordi Blanch
    Department of Epidemiology and Evaluation, IMIM Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain European Higher Education Area EHEA Doctoral Programme in Public Health in Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona UAB, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 9:e110207. 2014
    ..Our aim was to evaluate risk factors for interval cancer and their subtypes and to compare the risk factors identified with those associated with incident screen-detected cancers...
  37. pmc Breast cancer risk after diagnosis by screening mammography of nonproliferative or proliferative benign breast disease: a study from a population-based screening program
    Xavier Castells
    Department of Epidemiology and Evaluation, IMIM Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Pg Maritim 25 29, 08003, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 149:237-44. 2015
    ..This information may be useful to explore risk-based screening strategies...
  38. doi request reprint Efficacy of psychostimulant drugs for amphetamine abuse or dependence
    Clara Pérez-Mañá
    Human Pharmacology and Clinical Neurosciences Research Group, Hospital del Mar Research Institute IMIM, Parc de Salut Mar, and Department of Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Doctor Aiguader 88, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 08003
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 9:CD009695. 2013
    ..To date, no pharmacological treatment has been approved for this disorder, and psychotherapy remains the mainstay of treatment. In recent years, psychostimulants have been investigated as a possible replacement therapy...
  39. pmc Trends in detection of invasive cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ at biennial screening mammography in Spain: a retrospective cohort study
    Marta Roman
    Department of Epidemiology and Evaluation, IMIM Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain Network for Research into Healthcare in Chronic Diseases REDISECC, Madrid, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e83121. 2013
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the temporal trends in the rates of screen detected invasive cancers and DCIS, and to compare the observed trends with respect to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) use along the same study period...
  40. doi request reprint Feasibility of double-blind clinical trials with oral diacetylmorphine: a randomized controlled phase II study in an inpatient setting
    Joan Colom Farran
    Programme on Substance Abuse, Public Health Agency of Catalonia, Government of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Addict Res 18:279-87. 2012
    ..i.d. immediate-release oral DAM allowing further phase III clinical trials in the process of introducing oral DAM as a medication for heroin-dependent patients not responding to standard maintenance treatments...
  41. doi request reprint [Results of a study on populational colorectal cancer screening]
    Ricardo Courtier
    Servicio de Cirugia General y del Aparato Digestivo, Hospital Universitario del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Cir Esp 85:152-7. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to analyse the results from a pilot CRC screening programme in a general population sample in Barcelona. A follow-up of false positive cases was made after five years...
  42. doi request reprint Results of a cervical cancer screening programme from an area of Barcelona (Spain) with a large immigrant population
    Montserrat Casamitjana
    Health Services Evaluation and Clinical Epidemiology Service, Hospital del Mar IMIM, Passeig Marítim 25 029, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Public Health 19:499-503. 2009
    ..To assess the participation rate and results of cytological assessment in the context of cervical cancer screening activities in an area of Barcelona (Spain) with a large immigrant population...
  43. ncbi request reprint Amphetamines for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults
    Xavier Castells
    Unit of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Universitat de Girona, Girona, Catalonia, Spain
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD007813. 2011
    ..Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a childhood onset disorder that can persist into adulthood. Amphetamines are used to treat adult ADHD, but uncertainties persist about their efficacy and safety...
  44. pmc Geographical variations in the benefit of applying a prioritization system for cataract surgery in different regions of Spain
    Ruben Roman
    Evaluation and Clinical Epidemiology Department, Institut Municipal d Assistència Sanitària IMAS, Passeig Maritim, 25 29, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:32. 2008
    ..Our objective was to assess geographical variations in the impact of applying a prioritization system in patients on the waiting list for cataract surgery in different regions of Spain by using a discrete-event simulation model...
  45. pmc Long-Term Prediction of the Demand of Colonoscopies Generated by a Population-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Program
    Mercè Comas
    Epidemiology and Evaluation Department, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 11:e0164666. 2016
    ..To estimate the long-term need for colonoscopies after a positive fecal immunochemical test (FIT) and post-polypectomy surveillance in the context of a population-based colorectal cancer (CRC) screening program...
  46. doi request reprint The effect of smoking on prostate cancer survival: a cohort analysis in Barcelona
    Cristiane Murta-Nascimento
    Hospital del Mar Parc de Salut Mar eOncology Unit, Hospital del Mar Parc de Salut Mar fPathology Unit, Hospital del Mar Parc de Salut Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Cancer Prev 24:335-9. 2015
    ..These findings suggest that smoking-cessation programmes could be beneficial for prostate cancer patients. ..
  47. doi request reprint A retrospective review of medical errors adjudicated in court between 2002 and 2012 in Spain
    Priscila Giraldo
    Risk Management Foundation of Harvard Medical Institutions, Cambridge, MA, USA Epidemiology and Evaluation Department, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain IMIM Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain Escuela Superior de Enfermería del Mar Centro adscrito a la Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain Programa de Doctorado en Metodología de la Investigación Biomédica y Salud Pública, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Qual Health Care 28:33-9. 2016
    ..This paper describes verdicts in court involving injury-producing medical errors in Spain...
  48. doi request reprint [Analysis of barriers and legal-ethical opportunities for disclosure and apology for medical errors in Spain]
    Priscila Giraldo
    Servicio de Epidemiología y Evaluación, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, España IMIM Instituto Hospital del Mar de Investigaciones Médicas, Barcelona, España Escuela Superior de Enfermería del Mar, Centro adscrito a la Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, España Programa de Doctorado en Metodología de la Investigación Biomédica y Salud Pública, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, España Red de Investigación en Servicios de Salud en Enfermedades Crónicas REDISSEC, España Electronic address
    Gac Sanit 30:117-20. 2016
    ..To identify opportunities for disclosing information on medical errors in Spain and issuing an apology, as well as legal-ethical barriers...
  49. pmc Central nervous system gene expression changes in a transgenic mouse model for bovine spongiform encephalopathy
    Raul Tortosa
    Departament de Medicina i Cirurgia Animals, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193, Cerdanyola del Valles, Barcelona, Spain
    Vet Res 42:109. 2011
    ..Genes non-previously related to prion diseases should be taken into consideration for further investigations...
  50. doi request reprint Gene expression profiling in true interval breast cancer reveals overactivation of the mTOR signaling pathway
    Federico Rojo
    Authors Affiliations Departments of Pathology and Immunology, IIS Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Madrid Cancer Research Program Microarray Core Facility SAM, IMIM Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute Department of Epidemiology and Evaluation, Hospital del Mar Research Network on Health Services in Chronic Diseases REDISSEC Departments of Pathology, Medical Oncology, and Radiology Department, Hospital del Mar and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 23:288-99. 2014
    ..We described the differential patterns of gene expression through microarray analysis in true interval and screen-detected cancers...
  51. doi request reprint [Evaluation of the impact of the introduction of a functional knee arthroplasty unit]
    Marta Riu
    Servei d Avaluació i Epidemiologia Clínica, Institut Municipal d Assistència Sanitària IMAS, Barcelona, Spain
    Gac Sanit 23:444-7. 2009
    ..To evaluate the impact of a functional knee arthroplasty unit in Hospital de l'Esperança (Barcelona) on resource consumption, quality indicators and the direct costs of the healthcare process...
  52. doi request reprint Efficacy of indirect dopamine agonists for psychostimulant dependence: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Clara Pérez-Mañá
    Unit of Human Pharmacology and Neurosciences, Institut de Recerca de l Hospital del Mar, IMIM Parc de Salut Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    J Subst Abuse Treat 40:109-22. 2011
    ..IDAs appear to be efficacious for reducing psychostimulant use but did not improve retention. Efforts should be undertaken to reduce the risk of bias of clinical trials with psychostimulant-dependent individuals...
  53. doi request reprint Predicting the Burden of Revision Knee Arthroplasty: Simulation of a 20-Year Horizon
    Richard E Guerrero-Ludueña
    Epidemiology and Evaluation Department, IMIM Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain
    Value Health 19:680-7. 2016
    ..To estimate future utilization scenarios for knee arthroplasty (KA) revision in the Spanish National Health System in the short- and long-term and their impact on primary KA utilization...
  54. doi request reprint [Analysis of participant satisfaction in the Barcelona colorectal cancer screening programme: Positive evaluation of the community pharmacy]
    Andrea Buron
    Servicio de Epidemiología y Evaluación, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, España Instituto Hospital del Mar de Investigaciones Médicas IMIM, Barcelona, España Red de Investigación en Servicios de Salud en Enfermedades Crónicas REDISSEC, España Electronic address
    Gastroenterol Hepatol . 2016
    ..We invited participants in the Barcelona Programme to complete a satisfaction survey, in order to explore factors influencing uptake and respondents' opinion and satisfaction with each step of the screening process...
  55. doi request reprint Atomoxetine for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the adulthood: a meta-analysis and meta-regression
    Ruth Cunill
    Unitat d hospitalització psiquiàtrica penitenciària, Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Deu, Barcelona, Spain
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 22:961-9. 2013
    ..This study aimed to compare all-cause discontinuation rate between atomoxetine and placebo in adults with ADHD. Secondarily, efficacy and safety were investigated...
  56. doi request reprint [Assessing the economic impact of adverse events in Spanish hospitals by using administrative data]
    Natalia Allué
    Servicio de Control de Gestión, Hospital del Mar Parc de Salut Mar, Barcelona, España Servicio de Epidemiología y Evaluación, IMIM Institut Hospital del Mar d Investigacions Mèdiques, Barcelona, España Unidad Docente de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública Hospital del Mar Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona, Barcelona, España Programa de doctorado en Salud Pública, Departament de Pediatria, d Obstetrícia i Ginecologia i de Medicina Preventiva, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Espana
    Gac Sanit 28:48-54. 2014
    ..To evaluate the incidence and costs of adverse events registered in an administrative dataset in Spanish hospitals from 2008 to 2010...
  57. doi request reprint Automated brain tumor biopsy prediction using single-labeling cDNA microarrays-based gene expression profiling
    Xavier Castells
    Grup d aplicacions Biomèdiques de la RMN, Departament de Bioquimica i Biologia Molecular, Facultat de Biociencies, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    Diagn Mol Pathol 18:206-18. 2009
    ..Herewith, we demonstrate that primary brain tumor types can be discriminated using microarray data in an automated and objective way...
  58. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of hand hygiene adherence in a tertiary hospital
    Ana M Novoa
    Clinical Epidemiology Evaluation Department, Hospital del Mar, IMAS, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Infect Control 35:676-83. 2007
    ..Evaluation of compliance with hand hygiene was carried out in a Spanish teaching hospital...
  59. pmc Time-trend and variations in the proportion of second-eye cataract surgery
    Lorena Hoffmeister
    Evaluation and Clinical Epidemiology Department, Institut Municipal d Assistència Sanitària, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:53. 2007
    ..The objective of our study was to estimate the proportion of second-eye cataract surgery, evaluate its time-trend, and explore differences in utilisation by patients' gender, age, and region of residence...
  60. pmc Effectiveness, safety and costs of thromboembolic prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation: phase I ESC-FA protocol study and baseline characteristics of a cohort from a primary care electronic database
    Maria Giner-Soriano
    Institut Universitari d Investigació en Atenció Primària Jordi Gol IDIAP Jordi Gol, Barcelona, Spain Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona UAB, Bellaterra, Spain
    BMJ Open 6:e010144. 2016
    ..The aim of this work is to present the study protocol of phase I of the ESC-FA study and the baseline characteristics of newly diagnosed patients with atrial fibrillation in Catalonia, Spain...
  61. doi request reprint The effect of obsessive-compulsive symptomatology on executive functions in schizophrenia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ruth Cunill
    Unitat d Hospitalització Psiquiàtrica Penitenciària de Catalunya, Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Deu, Carretera Martorell Capellades km 23, 08735, Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Electronic address
    Psychiatry Res 210:21-8. 2013
    ..Our findings highlight the complexity of the relationship between OCS/OCD and schizophrenia and warrant further investigation of the cognitive function of schizo-obsessive patients. ..
  62. pmc Impact of immigration on the cost of emergency visits in Barcelona (Spain)
    Francesc Cots
    Health Services Evaluation and Clinical Epidemiology, Department, Institut Municipal d Assistència Sanitària, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:9. 2007
    ..We aimed to quantify the relative over-utilisation of emergency services in the immigrant population...
  63. doi request reprint [Performance assessment of health services in Catalonia (Spain): evaluation of initial results of the Catalan healthcare service project]
    Anna García-Altés
    Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Gac Sanit 23:465-72. 2009
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  64. pmc Cumulative false positive recall rate and association with participant related factors in a population based breast cancer screening programme
    Xavier Castells
    Evaluation and Clinical Epidemiology Department, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica IMIM IMAS, Passeig Maritim 25 29, 08003, Barcelona, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:316-21. 2006
    ..To investigate the cumulative false positive recall rate throughout the period of participation in a population based breast cancer screening programme and to examine its association with women related factors...
  65. ncbi request reprint Trends in lithium prescription in Spain from 1985 to 2003
    Xavier Castells
    Fundacio Institut Catala de Farmacologia, Clinical Pharmacology Service, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    J Affect Disord 91:273-6. 2006
    ..Lithium prescription increased uninterruptedly from 0.21 to 0.79 DID. The psychiatric reform in Spain and a broader definition of BD during the last decades are possible explanations for this rise...
  66. 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...