Primary Care Research Group in Common Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System

The group resulted from the initiative of general practitioners from the primary care region Barcelona Litoral and Dreta de l'Eixample, in collaboration with the Bone and Joint Pathophysiology Research Unit of the IMIM-Parc de Salut Mar. From 2009 the group collaborates with the Epidemiology Unit of the Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford. The group aims to study the risk factors of the most common musculoskeletal disorders (osteoporosis and osteoarthritis) from a primary care perspective and the effectiveness of the treatments currently available.

Group projects

PI: Reyes Reyes, Carlen. European Non-interventional Post Authorization Safety Study for romosozumab by the EU-ADR Alliance. Funding: Team-It Research S.L. Duration: 2020 - 2026

PI: Carbonell Abella, Cristina. Activating older people after a hip fracture. Funding: EIT Health e.V.. Duration: 2021 - 2021

PI: IP no primaria. Monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence among primary health care patients as a sentinel COVID-19 surveillance in Barcelona health region. Funding: Departament de Salut. Duration: 2020 - 2021

PI: Bundo Vidiella, Magdalena. Estudio transversal para analizar la epidemiología del pie diabético en los pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2 con la base de datos SIDIAP. Funding: ICS - Institut Català de la Salut. Duration: 2019 - 2021

PI: Canivell Fusté, Silvia. Caracterización del riesgo fracturario en pacientes diabéticos mayores de 50 años tratados con SGLT2 inhibidores. Funding: ICS - Institut Català de la Salut. Duration: 2019 - 2021

PI: Reyes Reyes, Carlen. Estimating Short-Term and Long-Term Direct Economic Burden Associated with Osteoporotic Fracture. Funding: IQVIA LTD. Duration: 2019 - 2021

PI: Prieto Alhambra, Daniel. A retrospective cohort study to assess modification of VKA and DOAC treatment effectiveness and safety among patients with atrial fibrillation in three countries. Funding: University of Oxford. Duration: 2019 - 2021

PI: Alfonso Boguña, Marta. Salut al dia: Efectivitat d'un programa de promoció de la salut en l'adolescència en l'àmbit escolar. Funding: ICS - Institut Català de la Salut. Duration: 2019 - 2021

PI: Carbonell Abella, Cristina. Avaluació de les infiltracions en Atenció Primària: estudi multicèntric. Funding: ICS - Institut Català de la Salut. Duration: 2019 - 2021

PI: Martínez Laguna, Daniel. Desarrollo y validación de una Escala de Riesgo de Fracturas Implementable en historia clínica electrónica (EPIC). Funding: Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Duration: 2018 - 2021

Group Publications

Casado E, Blanch J, Carbonell C, Bastida JC, Pérez-Castrillón JL, Canals L, Lizán L. Multidisciplinary expert consensus on secondary fracture prevention in Spain. Arch Osteoporos. 2021 02; 16(1):48. doi:10.1007/s11657-021-00878-w. Epub 2021 Feb 27. pmc:PMC7914041. PMID:33641008. IF: 2,617.

Reyes C, Pistillo A, Fernández-Bertolín S, Recalde M, Roel E, Puente D, Sena AG, Blacketer C, Lai L, Alshammari TM, Ahmed WU, Alser O, Alghoul H, Areia C, Dawoud D, Prats-Uribe A, Valveny N, de Maeztu G, Sorlí Redó L, Martinez Roldan J, Lopez Montesinos I, Schilling LM, Golozar A, Reich C, Posada JD, Shah N, You SC, Lynch KE, DuVall SL, Matheny ME, Nyberg F, Ostropolets A, Hripcsak G, Rijnbeek PR, Suchard MA, Ryan P, Kostka K, Duarte-Salles T. Characteristics and outcomes of patients with COVID-19 with and without prevalent hypertension: a multinational cohort study. BMJ Open. 2021 12; 11(12):e057632. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2021-057632. Epub 2021 Dec 22. pmc:PMC8704062. PMID:34937726. IF: 2,692.

Skjødt MK, Ernst MT, Khalid S, Libanati C, Cooper C, Delmestri A, Rubin KH, Javaid MK, Martinez-Laguna D, Toth E, Prieto-Alhambra D, Abrahamsen B. The treatment gap after major osteoporotic fractures in Denmark 2005-2014: a combined analysis including both prescription-based and hospital-administered anti-osteoporosis medications. Osteoporos Int. 2021 Oct; 32(10):1961-1971. doi:10.1007/s00198-021-05890-x. Epub 2021 Mar 15. pmc:PMC8510950. PMID:33721032. IF: 4,507.

Xie J, Strauss VY, Martinez-Laguna D, Carbonell-Abella C, Diez-Perez A, Nogues X, Collins GS, Khalid S, Delmestri A, Turkiewicz A, Englund M, Tadrous M, Reyes C, Prieto-Alhambra D. Association of Tramadol vs Codeine Prescription Dispensation With Mortality and Other Adverse Clinical Outcomes. JAMA. 2021 10; 326(15):1504-1515. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.15255. pmc:PMC8527363. PMID:34665205. IF: 56,272.




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