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The effect of information about the benefits and harms of mammography on women’s decision-making: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Montserrat Martínez-Alonso 0 2 Anna Pons 16 Maria José Pérez-Lacasta 1 12 Lilisbeth Perestelo-Pérez 14 15 18 Maria Sala 13 17 18 Carmen Vidal 9 Montse Garcia 9 Ana Toledo-Chávarri 10 18 Núria Codern 7 8 Maria ... Viñals, Laia Viñals, Montserrat Martínez-Alonso, Marta Ortega, Sandra Pla, Anna Pons-Rodríguez, Montserrat Rué, and Jorge Soler; URV (University Rovira i Virgili), Reus: Misericòrdia Carles, Maria José

Estimation of age- and stage-specific Catalan breast cancer survival functions using US and Catalan survival data

Background During the last part of the 1990s the chance of surviving breast cancer increased. Changes in survival functions reflect a mixture of effects. Both, the introduction of adjuvant treatments and early screening with mammography played a role in the decline in mortality. Evaluating the contribution of these interventions using mathematical models requires survival...

Competing risks to breast cancer mortality in Catalonia

Background Breast cancer mortality has experienced important changes over the last century. Breast cancer occurs in the presence of other competing risks which can influence breast cancer incidence and mortality trends. The aim of the present work is: 1) to assess the impact of breast cancer deaths among mortality from all causes in Catalonia (Spain), by age and birth cohort and...

Cardiovascular risk factors underestimate atherosclerotic burden in chronic kidney disease: usefulness of non-invasive tests in cardiovascular assessment

Background. Cardiovascular risk scoring (Score) does not specifically address chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. The aim of our study is to quantify atherosclerosis using carotid ultrasound and ankle–brachial index (ABI) and to assess its additional value in risk scoring. Methods. In this cross-sectional, observational study, patients were studied according to a standardized...