Miguel-Angel Muñoz
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Internal medicineCardiologyPopulationDiabetes mellitusMedicine
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#1Teresa García-Berrocoso (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 17
#2Elena Pala (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 1
Last. Joan Montaner (University of Seville)H-Index: 66
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An accurate etiological classification is key to optimize secondary prevention after ischemic stroke, but the cause remains undetermined in one third of patients. Several studies pointed out the usefulness of circulating gene expression markers to discriminate cardioembolic (CE) strokes, mainly due to atrial fibrillation (AF), while only exploring them in small cohorts. A systematic review of studies analyzing high-throughput gene expression in blood samples to discriminate CE strokes was perfor...
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#1Jose Maria Verdú-Rotellar (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 10
#2Esther Calero (University of Alicante)H-Index: 1
Last. Miguel-Angel Muñoz (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 11
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Abstract Objectives This study is aimed at analyzing the impact of the main factors contributing to short and long-term mortality in patients at final stages of heart failure (HF). Setting Patients attended at any of the 279 primary health care centers belonging to the Institut Catala de la Salut, in Catalonia (Spain). Participants Patients with Advanced HF. Design Multicenter cohort study including 1148 HF patients followed for one-year after reaching New York Heart Association (NYHA) IV. Main ...
#1Romina Raczy Mas (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
Last. Anna Berenguera (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 12
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Low back pain (LBP) is a multifactorial condition with individual and societal impact that affects populations globally. Current guidelines for the treatment of LBP recommend pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies. The aim of this study was to compare usual clinical practice with the effectiveness of a biopsychosocial multidisciplinary intervention in reducing disability, severity of pain and improving quality of life in a working population of patients with subacute (2–12 weeks), no...
#1Elena Pala (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 1
#2Alejandro Bustamante (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 14
Last. Joan MontanerH-Index: 66
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Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) systematic screening studies have not shown a clear usefulness in stroke prevention, as AF might be presented as paroxysmal and asymptomatic. This study aims to determine the usefulness of some blood-biomarkers to identify paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in the context of a screening program. Methods: 100 subjects between 65-75 years with hypertension and diabetes were randomly selected. AF was assessed by conventional electrocardiogram (ECG) and four weeks mo...
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#1Ernest Vinyoles (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 22
#2Marta TafallaH-Index: 1
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OBJECTIVE: The arm with the higher blood pressure (BP) is assigned as the follow up arm for hypertensive patients (reference-arm). We evaluated the reproducibility of this assignment. METHODS: BP was measured simultaneously on both arms with a double cuff validated device in two visits separated <10 days (two sets of three readings per visit). Two reference-arms were assigned in each visit (the arm with higher BP, at least ≥1 mmHg). The intravisit and intervisit agreements of this assignment wer...
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#1Marina Guisado-Clavero (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 4
#2Concepción Violán (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 8
Last. Quintí Foguet-BoreuH-Index: 10
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Older adults suffer from various chronic conditions which make them particularly vulnerable. The proper management of multiple drug use is therefore crucial. The aim of our study was to describe drug prescription and medication patterns in this population. A cross-sectional study in Barcelona (Spain) using electronic health records from 50 primary healthcare centres. Participants were aged 65 to 94 years, presenting multimorbidity (≥2 chronic diseases), and had been prescribed at least 1 drug fo...
#2Ernest VinyolesH-Index: 22
Last. Xavier MundetH-Index: 9
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Objective: Various studies have suggested that a delay in the time between diagnosing hypertension and its correct control (D-C, diagnostic-control time) is linked to a worse prognosis. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between D-C time and all-cause mortality, or the incidence of cardiovascular events, in patients more than 60 years newly diagnosed with hypertension. Methods: This is a longitudinal, retrospective, population study employing data gathered from the electronic ...
#1Felipe Gonzalez-Loyola (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 2
#2Rosa Abellana (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 13
Last. Miguel-Angel Muñoz (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 11
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BACKGROUND: The impact of atrial fibrillation (AF) on mortality of patients with heart failure (HF) has been established. Nevertheless, the effect of some factors in mortality, such as digoxin or diuretic use, remains controversial. This study aims at assessing mortality in community-dwelling patients with stable HF related to AF and determines the relation of these drugs with prognosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Community-based cohort study of HF patients diagnosed between January 2010 and Decembe...
#1Raquel Garcia (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 1
#2Rosa AbellanaH-Index: 13
Last. Miguel-Angel MuñozH-Index: 11
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Background Information regarding the effect of social determinants of health on heart failure (HF) community-dwelling patients is scarce. We aimed to analyse the presence of socioeconomic inequalities, and their impact on hospitalisations and mortality, in patients with HF attended in a universal healthcare coverage system. Methods A retrospective cohort study carried out in patients with HF aged >40 and attended at the 53 primary healthcare centres of the Institut Catala de la Salut in Barcelon...
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#1Marina Guisado-Clavero (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 4
#2Albert Roso-Llorach (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 7
Last. Concepción Violán (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 8
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Multimorbidity is the coexistence of more than two chronic diseases in the same individual; however, there is no consensus about the best definition. In addition, few studies have described the variability of multimorbidity patterns over time. The aim of this study was to identify multimorbidity patterns and their variability over a 6-year period in patients older than 65 years attended in primary health care. A cohort study with yearly cross-sectional analysis of electronic health records from ...
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