Epidemiological Research Group in Stroke from Primary Care

This group comprises primary health care professionals from Terres de l'Ebre with an interest in the study of stroke from 2006, when the Stroke Code was implemented in this region. They collaborate with specialists in Cardiology and Neurology of the hospital Verge de la Cinta. Up to 2016, the research areas of this group were included in the PreCarTe Group: Cardiovascular Prevention Terres de l'Ebre, accredited by the Primary Care Research Institute IDIAP Jordi Gol (2012-2015) and more recently by the AGAUR, Generalitat de Catalunya SGR 2014-2016 (Agency for the Management of University and Research Grants, File 2014 SGR 1561). This group has developed a unique database through which three health regions (Terres de l'Ebre, Barcelona right and Vallès Occidental) have participated in the pilot of the implementation of the Atrial Fibrillation Health Care Route in Catalonia, under the auspices of the Catalan Health Service Department of Vascular Disease and the Terres de l’Ebre Emergencies Commission of the Catalan Health Service; and together with the Vall Hebron Institute of Research Foundation they are PIs in the Research in Atrial Fibrillation in Catalonia (AFRICAT); they also participate in the international, prospective, multicentre RIVER Registry (TRI08890), led by the Thrombosis Research Institute (London) to observe the management and short and long term results of non valvular atrial fibrillation treated with Rivaroxaban.

The group participates in the following projects

PI: Gil V. Desarrollo y evaluación de soluciones mHealth para monitorizar e implicar en autocuidado a pacientes cardiometabólicos. Duration: 2018 - 2021

PI: Ballesta Ors, Juan. Mejorando las estrategias para la prevención de impacto en la fibrilación auricular desconocida.. Funding: ICS - Institut Català de la Salut. Duration: 2018 - 2020

Group publications

Ballesta J, Clua JL, Gentille DI, Lechuga I, Fernández J, Muria E, Lorman B. Results, barriers and enablers in atrial fibrillation case finding: barriers in opportunistic atrial fibrillation case finding-a cross-sectional study. Fam Pract. 2020;37:1-7. PMID:32219320. IF: 2,038.

Clua-Espuny JL, Muria-Subirats E, Ballesta-Ors J, Lorman-Carbo B, Clua-Queralt J, Palà E, Lechuga-Duran I, Gentille-Lorente D, Bustamante A, Muñoz MÁ, Montaner J; AFRICAT Research Group. Risk of Atrial Fibrillation, Ischemic Stroke and Cognitive Impairment: Study of a Population Cohort ?65 Years of Age. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2020 ; 16:445-454. doi:10.2147/VHRM.S276477. Epub 2020 Oct 28. pmc:PMC7605602. PMID:33149596.

Feijo-Bestilleiro R, Seoane-Pillado T, Pertega-Diaz S, González-Martín C, Valdes-Cañedo F, Balboa-Barreiro V, Fernandez-Rivera C, Alonso-Hernandez A, Cao-Vilariño M, Gil-Guillen V, Garcia-Rodriguez MT. Randomized clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of CO-oximetry and anti-smoking brief advice in a cohort of kidney transplant patients who smoke. Int J Med Sci. 2020; 17(17):2673-2684. doi:10.7150/ijms.49401. Epub 2020 Sep 23. pmc:PMC7645331. PMID:33162795. IF: 2,523.

García-Berrocoso T, Palà E, Consegal M, Piccardi B, Negro A, Gill N, Penalba A, Huerga Encabo H, Fernández-Cadenas I, Meisel A, Meisel C, Jickling GC, Muñoz MÁ, Clúa-Espuny JL, Pedrote A, Pagola J, Juega J, Bustamante A, Montaner J. Cardioembolic Ischemic Stroke Gene Expression Fingerprint in Blood: a Systematic Review and Verification Analysis. Transl Stroke Res. 2020 Jun; 11(3):326-336. doi:10.1007/s12975-019-00730-x. Epub 2019 Sep 02. PMID:31475302. IF: 5,780.

Gonzalez M, Clua J, Lorman B, Fernández J, Queralt M, Muria E, Ballesta J, Gil V. Risk of Long-Term Mortality for Complex Chronic Patients with Intracerebral Hemorrhage: A Population-Based e-Cohort Observational Study. Adv Ther. 2020;37(2):833-846. PMID:31879838. IF: 3,871.

Muria E, Clua JL, Ballesta J, Lorman B, Lechuga I, Fernández J. Incidence and Risk Assessment for Atrial Fibrillation at 5 Years: Hypertensive Diabetic Retrospective Cohort. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020;17(10):1-12. PMID:32429492. IF: 2,849.

Orozco-Beltrán D, Navarro-Pérez J, Cebrián-Cuenca AM, Álvarez-Guisasola F, Caride-Miana E, Mora G, Quesada JA, López-Pineda A, Cardona-Llorens AF, Redón J, Gil-Guillen VF, Fernández A, Carratalá-Munuera C. The influence of hemoglobin A1c levels on cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality in people with diabetes over 70 years of age. A prospective study. Prim Care Diabetes. 2020 Dec; 14(6):678-684. doi:10.1016/j.pcd.2020.06.003. Epub 2020 Jun 27. PMID:32605878. IF: 2,052.

Orozco-Beltran D, Quesada JA, Bertomeu-Gonzalez V, Lobos-Bejarano JM, Navarro-Perez J, Gil-Guillen VF, Garcia Ortiz L, Lopez-Pineda A, Castellanos-Rodriguez A, Lopez-Domenech A, Cardona-Llorens AFJ, Carratala-Munuera C. A new risk score to assess atrial fibrillation risk in hypertensive patients (ESCARVAL-RISK Project. Sci Rep. 2020 Mar; 10(1):4796. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-61437-w. Epub 2020 Mar 16. pmc:PMC7075918. PMID:32179807. IF: 3,998.

Pallarés-Carratalá V, Quesada JA, Orozco-Beltrán D, Amigó-Grau N, Lopez-Pineda A, Fernández Giménez A, Gil-Guillén VF, Correig X, Masana L, Monleón D, Redón J, Pascual R, Carratalá-Munuera C. Analysis of LDL and HDL size and number by nuclear magnetic resonance in a healthy working population: The LipoLab Study. Int J Clin Pract. 2021 Jan; 75(1):e13610. doi:10.1111/ijcp.13610. Epub 2020 Nov 08. PMID:32648987. IF: 2,444.

Verdu-Roman C, Sanz-Reig J, Martinez-Gimenez E, Carratala-Munuera C, Lopez-Pineda A, Quesada JA, Gil-Guillen VF, Orozco-Beltran D. Plantar pressure improvement in moderate hallux valgus with modified chevron osteotomy: Clinical and radiographic outcomes. Foot Ankle Surg. 2020 Feb; 26(2):205-208. doi:10.1016/j.fas.2019.02.006. Epub 2019 Feb 27. PMID:30871917. IF: 1,776.




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