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 recertified by the AGAUR, Generalitat de Catalunya SGR 2014-2016 (Agency for the Management of University and Research Grants, Agency for the Management of University and Research Grants, File 2017 SGR 00606 G60954104). This group participates in Doctorate and Master programs of Universities and Primay Care UUDD Terres de l'Ebre, Research Institutes, European Scientific Societies, Citizen Associations as well shared the implementation of the Atrial Fibrillation Health Care Route in Catalonia, Harmonization of Pharmacotherapeutics Area of ​​Medicine under the auspices of the Catalan Health Service Department (CatSalut); ICS Innovation Commission/Innobics Platform; and co-leading and co-authoring research projects as Atrial Fibrillation in Catalonia (AFRICAT); 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; and EU Horizon (AFFECT-EU, AF screening and dementia) as member of AF-screen International Collaboration).  The aim of this collaborative group is to promote discussion and research about screening for unknown or under-treated atrial fibrillation as a way to reduce stroke and death.  We will provide advocacy for implementation of AF screening programs, tailored to the medical systems of individual countries.  Our efforts will include the role of AF detection technologies, implementation in health systems for AF screening, and the role of oral anticoagulant therapy to prevent stroke in individuals found to have previously unknown AF.

The group participates in the following projects

PI: Gil Guillén, Vicente Francisco. Diseño y validación de un nuevo cuestionario con perspectiva de género para medir la adherencia terapéutica en pacientes crónicos. Funding: Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Duration: 2021 - 2023

PI: Muria Subirats, Eulàlia. Desarrollo de un modelo multivariante de predicción de fibrilación auricular en pacientes diabéticos e hipertensos en Atención Primaria. Funding: ICS - Institut Català de la Salut. Duration: 2019 - 2021

PI: IP no primària. Desarrollo y evaluación de soluciones mHealth para monitorizar e implicar en autocuidado a pacientes cardiometabólicos. Funding: . Duration: 2018 - 2021

PI: AF Screen International Collaboration. Project AFFECT-EU (HORIZON-2020): DIGITAL, RISK-BASED SCREENING FOR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION IN THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY (01/01/2020-31/12/2022). Funding European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No 847770 (AFFECT-EU).

PI: L Rivard et al. by AF Screen International Collaboration. Projecte AF-screen Relationship between high risk for atrial fibrillation, ischemic stroke, biomarkers and cognitive dysfunction: e-cohort study. Atrial Fibrillation and Cognition. Atrial Fibrillation and Dementia A Report from the AF-SCREEN International Collaboration. European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Duration 2021-2022

Group publications

Abellana R, Gonzalez-Loyola F, Verdu-Rotellar JM, Bustamante A, Palà E, Clua-Espuny JL, Montaner J, Pedrote A, Del Val-Garcia JL, Ribas Segui D, Muñoz MA. Predictive model for atrial fibrillation in hypertensive diabetic patients. Eur J Clin Invest. 2021 Jun; doi:10.1111/eci.13633. Epub 2021 Jun 19. PMID:34148231. IF: 4,686.

Agüero-Domenech N, Jover S, Sarrión A, Baranda J, Quesada-Rico JA, Pereira-Expósito A, Gil-Guillén V, Cortés-Castell E, García-Teruel MJ. Vitamin D Deficiency and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Relation to Body Mass Index. Nutrients. 2021 Dec; 14(1). doi:10.3390/nu14010102. Epub 2021 Dec 27. pmc:PMC8746839. PMID:35010982. IF: 5,717.

Arriero-Marín JM, Orozco-Beltrán D, Carratalá-Munuera C, López-Pineda A, Gil-Guillen VF, Soler-Cataluña JJ, Chiner-Vives E, Nouni García R, Quesada JA. A modified Delphi consensus study to identify improvement proposals for COPD management amongst clinicians and administrators in Spain. Int J Clin Pract. 2021 May; 75(5):e13934. doi:10.1111/ijcp.13934. Epub 2021 Mar 06. PMID:33675283. IF: 2,503.

Bernabeu A, Carratala-Munuera C, Quesada JA, Llacer J, Lopez-Pineda A, Sellers F, Gil-Guillen VF, Bernabeu R, Cheikh-Moussa K, Orozco-Beltran D. Expert consensus for primary management of reproductive health: a Delphi study. Ir J Med Sci. 2021 May; 190(2):677-684. doi:10.1007/s11845-020-02380-7. Epub 2020 Sep 28. PMID:32989655. IF: 1,568.

Carratala-Munuera C, Lopez-Pineda A, Orozco-Beltran D, Quesada JA, Alfonso-Sanchez JL, Pallarés-Carratalá V, Soriano-Maldonado C, Navarro-Perez J, Gil-Guillen VF, Martin-Moreno JM. Gender Inequalities in Diagnostic Inertia around the Three Most Prevalent Cardiovascular Risk Studies: Protocol for a Population-Based Cohort Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Apr; 18(8). doi:10.3390/ijerph18084054. Epub 2021 Apr 12. pmc:PMC8070260. PMID:33921396. IF: 2,849.

Carratalá-Munuera C, Pilco JDR, Orozco-Beltrán D, Compañ A, Quesada JA, Nouni-García R, Gil-Guillén VF, García-Ortíz L, López-Pineda A. Hospitalization Trends for Acute Appendicitis in Spain, 1998 to 2017. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 12; 18(23). doi:10.3390/ijerph182312718. Epub 2021 Dec 02. pmc:PMC8656947. PMID:34886447. IF: 2,849.

Cortijo LC, Quesada JA, Lopez-Pineda A, Orozco-Beltrán D, Gil-Guillen VF, Carratala-Munuera C. A Bibliometric Evaluation of Worldwide Research of the Podiatry Field from 1965 to 2017. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2021 Dec; 111(6). doi:10.7547/18-008. Epub 2021 Dec 15. PMID:35061596. IF: 0,675.

Engler D, Heidbuchel H, Schnabel RB. Digital, risk-based screening for atrial fibrillation in the European community-the AFFECT-EU project funded by the European Union. Eur Heart J. 2021 07; 42(27):2625-2627. doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehab050. PMID:33608697. IF: 29,983.

Gracia-Sánchez A, López-Pineda A, Chicharro-Luna E, Gil-Guillén VF. A Delphi Study Protocol to Identify Recommendations on Physical Activity and Exercise in Patients with Diabetes and Risk of Foot Ulcerations. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 10; 18(20). doi:10.3390/ijerph182010988. Epub 2021 Oct 19. pmc:PMC8536116. PMID:34682736. IF: 2,849.

Hervella MI, Carratalá-Munuera C, Orozco-Beltrán D, López-Pineda A, Bertomeu-González V, Gil-Guillén VF, Pascual R, Quesada JA. Trends in premature mortality due to ischemic heart disease in Spain from 1998 to 2018. Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed). 2021 Oct; 74(10):838-845. doi:10.1016/j.rec.2020.09.034. Epub 2021 Jan 02. PMID:33402321. IF: .

Lorman-Carbó B, Clua-Espuny JL, Muria-Subirats E, Ballesta-Ors J, González-Henares MA, Fernández-Sáez J, Martín-Luján FM; on behalf Ebrictus Research Group. Complex chronic patients as an emergent group with high risk of intracerebral haemorrhage: an observational cohort study. BMC Geriatr. 2021 Feb; 21(1):106. doi:10.1186/s12877-021-02004-4. Epub 2021 Feb 05. PMID:33546615. IF: 3,077.

Lorman-Carbó B, Clua-Espuny JL, Muria-Subirats E, Ballesta-Ors J, González-Henares MA, Pallejà-Millán M, Martín-Luján FM. Adjusted Morbidity Groups and Intracerebral Haemorrhage: A Retrospective Primary Care Cohort Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 12; 18(24). doi:10.3390/ijerph182413320. Epub 2021 Dec 17. pmc:PMC8702076. PMID:34948927. IF: 2,849.

Martinez-Perez P, Orozco-Beltrán D, Pomares-Gomez F, Hernández-Rizo JL, Borras-Gallen A, Gil-Guillen VF, Quesada JA, Lopez-Pineda A, Carratala-Munuera C. Validation and psychometric properties of the 8-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS-8) in type 2 diabetes patients in Spain. Aten Primaria. 2021 02; 53(2):101942. doi:10.1016/j.aprim.2020.09.007. Epub 2021 Jan 25. pmc:PMC7844132. PMID:33508739. IF: 1,137.

Múgica-Jauregui L, Orozco-Beltrán D, López-Pineda A, Gil-Guillén VF, Cheikh-Moussa K, Nouni-García R, Carratalá-Munuera C, Quesada JA. [Analysis of two health attendance models for the non-hospital emergencies in Gipuzkoa: Retrospective study]. J Healthc Qual Res. 2021 Dec; doi:10.1016/j.jhqr.2021.11.003. Epub 2021 Dec 28. Spanish. PMID:34972679. IF: .

Neeb A, Herranz N, Arce-Gallego S, Miranda S, Buroni L, Yuan W, Athie A, Casals T, Carmichael J, Rodrigues DN, Gurel B, Rescigno P, Rekowski J, Welti J, Riisnaes R, Gil V, Ning J, Wagner V, Casanova-Salas I, Cordoba S, Castro N, Fenor de la Maza MD, Seed G, Chandran K, Ferreira A, Figueiredo I, Bertan C, Bianchini D, Aversa C, Paschalis A, Gonzalez M, Morales-Barrera R, Suarez C, Carles J, Swain A, Sharp A, Gil J, Serra V, Lord C, Carreira S, Mateo J, de Bono JS. Advanced Prostate Cancer with ATM Loss: PARP and ATR Inhibitors. Eur Urol. 2021 02; 79(2):200-211. doi:10.1016/j.eururo.2020.10.029. Epub 2020 Nov 08. PMID:33176972. IF: 20,096.

Orozco-Beltrán D, Arriero-Marin JM, Carratalá-Munuera C, Soler-Cataluña JJ, Lopez-Pineda A, Gil-Guillén VF, Quesada JA. Trends in Hospital Admissions for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Men and Women in Spain, 1998 to 2018. J Clin Med. 2021 Apr; 10(7). doi:10.3390/jcm10071529. Epub 2021 Apr 06. pmc:PMC8038653. PMID:33917437. IF: 3,303.

Quesada JA, López-Pineda A, Gil-Guillén VF, Arriero-Marín JM, Gutiérrez F, Carratala-Munuera C. [Incubation period of COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis]. Rev Clin Esp (Barc). 2021 Feb; 221(2):109-117. doi:10.1016/j.rce.2020.08.005. Epub 2020 Oct 01. Spanish. pmc:PMC7528969. PMID:33024342. IF: 1,556.

Quesada JA, López-Pineda A, Gil-Guillén VF, Arriero-Marín JM, Gutiérrez F, Carratala-Munuera C. Incubation period of COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Rev Clin Esp (Barc). 2021 02; 221(2):109-117. doi:10.1016/j.rceng.2020.08.002. Epub 2020 Nov 28. pmc:PMC7698828. PMID:33998486. IF: .

Ruiz-Quintero M, Redón J, Téllez-Plaza M, Cebrián-Cuenca AM, Navarro-Pérez J, Menéndez E, Perez-Navarro A, Fernández-Giménez A, López-Pineda A, Quesada JA, Pallares-Carratalá V, Gil-Guillen VF, Martin-Moreno JM, Bleda-Cano J, Carrascosa S, Carratalá-Munuera C. Renal function and attributable risk of death and cardiovascular hospitalization in participants with diabetes from a registry-based cohort. Prim Care Diabetes. 2021 02; 15(1):88-94. doi:10.1016/j.pcd.2020.06.004. Epub 2020 Jul 06. PMID:32646765. IF: 2,459.

Soriano-Maldonado C, Lopez-Pineda A, Orozco-Beltran D, Quesada JA, Alfonso-Sanchez JL, Pallarés-Carratalá V, Navarro-Perez J, Gil-Guillen VF, Martin-Moreno JM, Carratala-Munuera C. Gender Differences in the Diagnosis of Dyslipidemia: ESCARVAL-GENERO. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 11; 18(23). doi:10.3390/ijerph182312419. Epub 2021 Nov 25. pmc:PMC8657273. PMID:34886144. IF: 2,849.


Gonzalez MA [Doctorand]. Títol tesi doctoral: Hemorragia Intracerebral en los Pacientes Crónicos Complejos: epidemiología, factores pronósticos, y evitabilidad. Universidad Miguel Hernández (Elche). 27/04/2021.FI: .

Muria E [Doctorand]. Títol tesi doctoral: Estratificación del riesgo de fibrilación auricular en pacientes de alto riesgo cardiovascular. Universitat Rovira i Virgili . 03/06/2021.FI: .

Queralt ML [Doctorand]. Títol tesi doctoral: Elaboración de un instrumento estandarizado para detectar la necesidad de atención socio sanitaria después de un ictus. Universidad Miguel Hernández (Elche). 24/02/2021.FI: .




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