Fármacos y conducción de vehículos

The harmful effects of alcohol on driving are a recurring topic. In fact, the prevention measures applied by the authorities are exclusively directed to the detection of this substance in drivers. Medicinal products are of course not the main factor for accidentability. However, the availability of drugs that do not interfere with driving is of… 1996

Bases de datos en farmacología y terapéutica

The apparition and use of computer databases meant a revolution at all levels of pharmacological research, from the molecular design of medicinal products to the assessment of their aspects in human populations, not to mention basic aspects like the fast, convenient access to results of already performed investigations. Database functions and advantages in pharmacology and… 1996

Farmacología de los canales iónicos

This monograph, resulting from a round table held in Barcelona in 1994 and including 11 submissions, is focused on ion channels, their pharmacology and their therapeutic potential for the prevention, relief or cure of diseases. The meeting and this publication included the contributions of scientists involved in medical chemistry and in the development of new… 1995

El tratamiento del dolor: del laboratorio a la clínica

Modern medicine usually dedicates more effort to curative treatment than to the relief of the symptoms that accompany the disease. An insufficient treatment leading to unnecessary suffering is frequently the case. Several basic scientists, clinical researchers and doctors gathered for a round table discussion organized by the Esteve Foundation in 1993 to foster dialog between… 1994

Investigación sobre cáncer en España de la biología molecular a la clínica

A number of Spanish cancer researchers from different disciplines held a round table in 1993, organized by the Esteve Foundation, where an overview of the type of oncologic research performed in Spain was obtained. The topics developed included multiple aspects: epidemiology, intracellular mechanisms of cell proliferation, applications of molecular biology to clinical diagnosis, experimental models,… 1994

Terapéutica y calidad de vida

How to improve the patient’s quality of life (QOL) is the purpose of this publication and the round table organized by the Esteve Foundation in 1992. The different submissions presented evidenced the difficulties involved in judging and assessing the patient’s QOL, and therefore not only the physician’s opinions but also those of psychologists, pharmacologists, epidemiologists… 1993

El ensayo clínico como tarea cooperativa

The intention of this Dr. Antonio Esteve’s Monograph is to vindicate clinical trials as essentially cooperative tasks involving a multitude of people from very different disciplines, as compared to the scientist’s individuality –which is more and more a matter of the past. Indeed, a clinical trial with a given drug is not a task performed… 1992

Periodismo científico. Un simposio internacional

In 1990, the science team of the newspaper La Vanguardia and the Esteve Foundation decided to organize an international symposium where the relationships between science, press and society would be approached, particularly the problems arising between journalism and biomedical sciences. Obviously enough, today’s communication is a key element in scientific research and reaches not only specialized journals… 1991

Metodología del ensayo clínico

Clinical trials are experimental studies performed in patients or healthy volunteers to assess the efficacy and safety of drugs or other therapeutical procedures. It differs from clinical observation in data collection and in the need for comparison of results with another reference or control group. As from 1982, the authorization by the Spanish General Direction… 1991

Biotecnología de aplicación farmacéutica

The advances in biotechnology are due to the better knowledge of the nature of live organisms and to the technological capacity developed to alter their genetic information. The aim of the round table organized by the Esteve Foundation in 1989 and of this publication was to analyze the scientific development of biotechnology in the pharmaceutical… 1991