Publications by authors named "Jesús Vicente Cobo Gómez"

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[Current and lifetime depression as a risk factor for hospital admission in patients older than 74 years attended in an emergency department].

Rev Esp Geriatr Gerontol 2009 Nov-Dec;44(6):305-10. Epub 2009 Oct 27.

Servicio de Geriatría, Hospital Monte Naranco, Oviedo, España.

Introduction: Depression is especially frequent in the elderly. In addition to impairing quality of life, this disorder can affect the outcome of medical diseases. The objective is to analyze whether depressive disorders in elderly individuals attending an emergency room for medical complaints constitute a risk factor for admission.

Material And Methods: All patients aged more than 74 years old attending the Emergency Department of the Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias who required comprehensive geriatric assessment from 2004 to 2005 were included in this study. Sociodemographic variables and data on functional, cognitive and emotional status before attendance at the emergency department were collected. A logistic regression analysis was performed to determine whether there was an independent association between depression and admission to the Geriatric Service.

Results: A total of 1016 patients (62.32% women) were evaluated. The mean age was 87.4 years. The Barthel index before admission to the emergency department was 71.8 (95% confidence interval [CI]: Depression was diagnosed in 17.4% of the patients (75.7% women). Of the whole sample, 721 patients (71.0%) were admitted to a geriatric service, while 79.7% of patients with depression were admitted (p=0.002). After multivariate regression analysis adjusted by age, sex, marital status, institutionalization, living arrangements, Barthel index and cognitive status before admission, depression was independently associated with a greater risk for admission to a geriatric service (odds ratio: 1.83, 95% CI: 1.20-2.78).

Conclusions: Depression and mood disorders constitute an independent risk factor for admission to a geriatric service in patients aged more than 74 years assessed by comprehensive geriatric methodology in an emergency department.
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June 2010

Combination of aripiprazole and other psychopharmacological treatments in resistant and multi-resistant patients.

Curr Drug Saf 2008 Sep;3(3):210-5

Salut Mental, Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí. Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain.

Introduction: Aripiprazole is a new antipsychotic agent that has proven safe and efficacious in controlled clinical trials. However, few published data on its effectiveness and safety when used in augmentation and combination are available.

Methods: Our study aimed to determine the functional effectiveness and safety of different combinations of aripiprazole with other psychotropics in resistant patients. All acute not selected (15) patients treated with aripiprazole and other psychotropics between February 2005 and May 2007 are included.

Results: Mean follow-up 20.4 days. Main diagnosis was schizophrenia (40%) and mean dose of aripiprazole was 25 mg/d. Resistant patients received initially multiple psychotropics (mean 3.3) and their functional status was very low. A significant functional improvement was observed after admission in most (12) of them. Only three patients experienced mild to moderate improvement; another three patients showed extrapyramidal symptoms. No dermatological reactions or adverse effects were observed with lamotrigine association. DISCUSIONS: The combination of aripiprazole with other psychotropics was well tolerated. No significant new adverse reactions were observed. In a short term follow-up, our results show a good tolerability of aripiprazole in combination with other psychotropics of different groups.
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September 2008