És un Grup multidisciplinar format per metges especialistes en Medicina Preventiva i Salut Pública i especialistes en Medicina Familiar i Comunitària que estudien les aplicacions de l'epidemiologia en l'estudi de brots epidèmics, investigació de factors de risc per malalties transmissibles, estimació de cobertures d'activitats preventives periòdiques en l'atenció primària de salut i farmacoepidemiologia. Les principals línies d'investigació són la investigació de brots epidèmics per Norovirus, Factors de risc per a la infecció VIH en immigrants, factors de risc per a la infecció tuberculosa en contactes de malalts i vacunes i viatges internacionals. [Més informació].

Recent Submissions

  • Factors associated with influenza vaccination of hospitalized elderly patients in Spain 

    Domínguez García, Àngela; Soldevila, Núria; Toledo, Diana; Godoy i García, Pere; Castilla, Jesús; Force, Lluís; Morales, María; Mayoral, José María; Egurrola, Mikel; Tamames, Sonia; Martín, Vicente; Astray, Jenaro (Public Library of Science, 2016)
    Vaccination of the elderly is an important factor in limiting the impact of influenza in the community. The aim of this study was to investigate the factors associated with influenza vaccination coverage in hospitalized ...
  • Las enfermedades crónicas como prioridad de la vigilancia de la salud pública en España 

    Mayoral, José María; Aragonés Sanz, Nuria; Godoy i García, Pere; Sierra Moros, María José; Cano Portero, Rosa; González Moran, Francisco; Pousa Ortega, Ánxela; Grupo de Vigilancia Epidemiológica de la Sociedad Española de Epidemiología (ElsevierSociedad Española de Salud Pública y Administración Sanitaria, 2016)
    En la actualidad, la vigilancia epidemiológica sigue centrada, en España, en las enfermedades transmisibles incluidas en la lista de enfermedades de declaración obligatoria. Sin embargo, el patrón epidemiológico que dominó ...
  • Economic costs of outbreaks of acute viral gastroenteritis due to norovirus in Catalonia (Spain), 2010–2011 

    Navas, Encarna; Torner Gràcia, Núria; Broner, Sonia; Godoy i García, Pere; Martínez, Anna; Bartolomé, Rosa; Domínguez García, Àngela (BioMed Central, 2015)
    Background: To determine the direct and indirect costs of outbreaks of acute viral gastroenteritis (AVG) due to norovirus in closed institutions (hospitals, social health centers or nursing homes) and the community in ...
  • Effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical measures in preventing pediatric influenza: a case–control study 

    Torner Gràcia, Núria; Soldevila, Núria; Garcia, Juan Jose; Launes, Cristian; Godoy i García, Pere; Castilla, Jesús; Domínguez García, Àngela (BioMed Central, 2015)
    Background: Hygiene behavior plays a relevant role in infectious disease transmission. The aim of this study was to evaluate non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI) in preventing pediatric influenza infections. Methods: ...
  • Influenza vaccination of primary healthcare physicians may be associated with vaccination in their patients: a vaccination coverage study 

    Godoy i García, Pere; Castilla, Jesús; Mayoral, José María; Martín, Vicente; Astray, Jenaro; Torner Gràcia, Núria; Toledo, Diana; Soldevila, Núria; González-Candelas, Fernando; García-Gutiérrez, Susana; Diaz-Borrego, José; Tamames, Sonia; Domínguez García, Àngela (BioMed Central, 2015)
    Background: To assess the contribution of physician-related factors, especially their influenza vaccine status, in the vaccination coverage of their patients. Methods: A study of vaccination coverage was carried out in ...
  • Characteristics of hospitalized cases of Pertussis in Catalonia and Navarra, two regions in the north of Spain 

    Crespo, Inma; Toledo, Diana; Soldevila, Núria; Jordán, Iolanda; Solano, Rubén; Castilla, Jesús; Caylà, Joan A.; Godoy i García, Pere; Muñoz Almagro, Carmen; Domínguez García, Àngela (Public Library of Science, 2015)
    Pertussis causes a large number of cases and hospitalizations in Catalonia and Navarra. We made a study of household cases of pertussis during 2012 and 2013 in order to identify risk factors for hospitalization in pertussis ...
  • Managing an online survey about influenza vaccination in primary healthcare workers 

    Toledo, Diana; Aerny, Nicole; Soldevila, Núria; Baricot, Maretva; Godoy i García, Pere; Castilla, Jesús; García-Gutiérrez, Susana; Torner Gràcia, Núria; Astray, Jenaro; Mayoral, José María; Tamames, Sonia; González-Candelas, Fernando; Martín, Vicente; Díaz, José; Domínguez García, Àngela (MDPI, 2015)
    Online surveys are increasingly used due to their speed and efficiency. The aim of this study was to analyze factors that may have contributed to the quality and speed of response of an online survey on influenza vaccination ...
  • Monitoring patients on chronic treatment with antidepressants between 2003 and 2011: analysis of factors associated with compliance 

    Serna Arnaiz, Catalina; Real, Jordi; Cruz Esteve, María Inés; Galván, Leonardo; Martin, Elisabet (BioMed Central, 2015)
    Background: Clinical practice guidelines consider the use of antidepressants as one of the standard treatments for anxiety disorders, due to the significant improvements obtained in quality of life and functional disability. ...
  • Risk of exacerbation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a primary care retrospective cohort study 

    Montserrat-Capdevila, Josep; Godoy i García, Pere; Marsal Mora, Josep Ramon; Barbé Illa, Ferran; Galván, Leonardo (BioMed Central, 2015)
    Background: The risk of exacerbation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) depends on the severity of disease and other less well known factors. Predictive models of exacerbation are more accurate than the forced ...
  • Factores asociados a la mortalidad global en los pacientes diagnosticados de enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica 

    Godoy i García, Pere; Montserrat-Capdevila, Josep; Marsal Mora, Josep Ramon; Barbé Illa, Ferran (Elsevier España (Elsevier Doyma), 2015)
    Objetivo: Identificar los factores predictores de mortalidad en los pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC). Diseño: Estudio de cohortes retrospectivas. Emplazamiento: Atención Primaria de Lleida, ...
  • Las gastroenteritis víricas: un problema de salud pública 

    Domínguez García, Àngela; Godoy i García, Pere; Torner Gràcia, Núria; Cardeñosa, Neus; Martínez, Anna (Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo, 2009)
    Las gastroenteritis agudas (GA) constituyen un problema de salud importante, pudiendo estar causadas por bacterias, parásitos y virus enteropatógenos, entre los que se han reconocido hasta la actualidad rotavirus, ...
  • Características de los casos graves hospitalizados por gripe pandémica A (H1N1) 2009 en Cataluña 

    Godoy i García, Pere; Rodés, Anna; Alvarez, Josep; Camps, Neus; Barrabeig i Fabregat, Irene; Sala, Maria Rosa; Minguell, Sofia; Lafuente, Sarah; Pumarola, Tomás; Domínguez García, Àngela; Plasència, Antoni; CIBERESP Cases and Controls in Pandemic Influenza Working Group (Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo, 2011)
    Fundamentos. Las pandemias de gripe pueden comportar una mayor gravedad. El objetivo fue determinar las características de los casos graves hospitalizados de gripe pandémica en Cataluña y estudiar factores de riesgo de ...
  • Vigilancia de la gripe pandémica (H1N1) 2009 en Cataluña. Resultados e implicaciones 

    Godoy i García, Pere; Pumarola, Tomás; Martínez, Anna; Torner Gràcia, Núria; Rodés, Anna; Carmona, Gloria; Ciruela, Pilar; Cayla, Joan; Tortajada, Cecilia; Domínguez García, Àngela; Plasència, Antoni; Grupo de trabajo de vigilancia y control de la gripe pandémica (Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo, 2011)
    Fundamentos. Las pandemias requieren una valoraci n de su nivel de gravedad. El objetivo fue determinar las caracter sticas de la gripe pand mica en Catalu a. Métodos. Se reali un estudio de vigilancia sobre la incidencia ...
  • La investigación y la vigilancia durante la pandemia de gripe (H1N1) 2009 

    Godoy i García, Pere (Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo, 2011)
  • Factores de riesgo de hospitalización por gripe (H1N1) 2009 y efectividad de intervenciones farmacológicas y no farmacológicas en su prevención. Estudio de casos y controles 

    Domínguez García, Àngela; Alonso, Jordi; Astray, Jenaro; Baricot, Maretva; Cantón, Rafael; Castilla, Jesús; Castro, Ady; Delgado-Rodríguez, Miguel; Godoy i García, Pere; González-Candelas, Fernando; Martín, Vicente; Mayoral, José María; Quintana, José María; Perea, Emilio; Pumarola, Tomás; Soldevila, Núria; Tamames, Sonia; CIBERESP Cases and Controls in Pandemic Influenza Working Group (Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo, 2011)
    Entre las medidas farmacológicas de posible utilidad para limitar el impacto de las pandemias gripales en la comunidad están los fármacos antivirales (inhibidores de la neuraminidasa) y las vacunas antigripales y ...
  • Measuring health-related quality of life in men with osteoporosis or osteoporotic fracture 

    Zwart, Marta; Azagra, Rafael; Encabo, Gloria; Aguyé, Amada; Roca, Genís; Güell, Sílvia; Puchol, Núria; Gene, Emili; López-Expósito, Francesc; Solà, Sílvia; Ortiz, Sergio; Sancho, Pilar; Abado, Liz; Iglesias, Milagros; Pujol Salud, Jesús; Díez-Pérez, Adolf (BioMed Central, 2011)
    Background: Osteoporosis is a serious health problem that worsens the quality of life and the survival rate of individuals with this disease on account the osteoporotic fractures. Studies have long focused on women, and ...
  • Auditing the management of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks: the need for a tool 

    Torner Gràcia, Núria; Carnicer-Pont, Dolors; Castilla, Jesús; Cayla, Joan; Godoy i García, Pere; Domínguez García, Àngela; Epidemiological Surveillance Working Group of Catalonia and Navarre (Public Library of Science, 2011)
    Public health activities, especially infectious disease control, depend on effective teamwork. We present the results of a pilot audit questionnaire aimed at assessing the quality of public health services in the management ...
  • Sociodemographic factors and clinical conditions associated to hospitalization in influenza A (H1N1) 2009 virus infected patients in Spain, 2009–2010 

    González-Candelas, Fernando; Astray, Jenaro; Alonso, Jordi; Castro, Ady; Cantón, Rafael; Galán, Juan Carlos; Garín, Olatz; Sáez, Marc; Soldevila, Núria; Baricot, Maretva; Castilla, Jesús; Godoy i García, Pere; Delgado-Rodríguez, Miguel; Martín, Vicente; Mayoral, José María; Pumarola, Tomás; Quintana, José María; Tamames, Sonia; Domínguez García, Àngela; CIBERESP Cases and Controls in Pandemic Influenza Working Group (Public Library of Science, 2012)
    The emergence and pandemic spread of a new strain of influenza A (H1N1) virus in 2009 resulted in a serious alarm in clinical and public health services all over the world. One distinguishing feature of this new influenza ...
  • Factors associated to duration of hepatitis A outbreaks: implications for control 

    Torner Gràcia, Núria; Broner, Sonia; Martinez, Ana; Tortajada, Cecilia; Garcia de Olalla, Patricia; Barrabeig i Fabregat, Irene; Sala, Maria Rosa; Camps, Neus; Minguell, Sofia; Álvarez, Josep; Ferrús, Gloria; Torra, Roser; Godoy i García, Pere; Domínguez García, Àngela (Public Library of Science, 2012)
    Even though hepatitis A mass vaccination effectiveness is high, outbreaks continue to occur. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between duration and characteristics of hepatitis A outbreaks. Hepatitis ...
  • FRAX tool, the WHO algorithm to predict osteoporotic fractures: the first analysis of its discriminative and predictive ability in the Spanish FRIDEX cohort 

    Azagra, Rafael; Roca, Genís; Encabo, Gloria; Aguyé, Amada; Zwart, Marta; Güell, Sílvia; Puchol, Núria; Gene, Emili; Casado, Enrique; Sancho, Pilar; Solà, Silvia; Torán, Pere; Iglesias, Milagros; Gisbert, Maria Carmen; López-Expósito, Francesc; Pujol Salud, Jesús; Fernandez-Hermida, Yolanda; Puente, Ana; Rosàs, Mireia; Bou, Vicente; Antón, Juan José; Lansdberg, Gustavo; Martín-Sánchez, Juan Carlos; Díez-Pérez, Adolf; Prieto-Alhambra, Daniel (BioMed Central, 2012)
    Background: The WHO has recently published the FRAX tool to determine the absolute risk of osteoporotic fracture at 10 years. This tool has not yet been validated in Spain. Methods/design: A prospective observational ...

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