José Tuells

José Tuells
University of Alicante | UA · Community Nursing, Preventive Medicine and Public Health and History of Science

Ph.D., M.D., M.P.H

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January 2012 - present
Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche
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  • Research Associate
December 2011 - present
FISABIO
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  • Research Associate
February 1984 - present
University of Alicante
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (221)
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, physical therapists have had to adopt a set of specific protection measures, which have had an impact on their clinical activity and economy. The objective was to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the work of Spanish physical therapists, as well as their attitudes and predisposition to vaccination. An onl...
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The presence of neutralizing antibodies (NAbs) against SARS-CoV-2 represent a surrogate marker of immunologic protection in populations at high risk of infection such as healthcare workers caring for hospitalized patients with COVID-19. As recommended by CDC and the European CDC, the use of rapid diagnostic tests during population-based evaluations...
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The rapid spread of highly transmissible respiratory infections in carceral settings occurs due to their conglomerate nature. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in large outbreaks in jails and prisons in many settings. Herein, we describe an outbreak of SARS-CoV2 infection in a prison in Alicante, Spain. Prior to January 2021, testing for coronavir...
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Rapid rise of population migration is a defining feature of the 21st century due to the impact of climate change, political instability, and socioeconomic downturn. Over the last decade, an increasing number of migrant peoples travel across the Americas to reach the United States seeking asylum or cross the border undocumented in search of economic...
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Resumen En España se inició el programa de vacunación en un contexto de alta transmisión y baja disponibilidad de vacunas. El objetivo de este artículo es revisar el programa de vacunación frente a la COVID-19 (3-3-2022) y valorar los obstáculos, los desafíos y las oportunidades que plantea el control de esta enfermedad. Se dispone actualmente de c...
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Understanding and predicting mosquito population dynamics is crucial for gaining insight into the abundance of arthropod disease vectors and for the design of effective vector control strategies. In this work, a climate-conditioned Markov chain (CMC) model was developed and applied for the first time to predict the dynamics of vectors of important...
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Taking into account the public health importance of the human papillomavirus (HPV) control in the future, it is mandatory to assess the effect of the vaccination campaigns on the control of HPV spread and the associated diseases using reliable mathematical models. We propose a computational random network model with the aim of studying the transmis...
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A central issue of public health strategies is the availability of decision tools to be used in the preventive management of the transmission cycle of vector-borne diseases. In this work, we present, for the first time, a soft system computing modeling approach using two dynamic artificial neural network (ANNs) models to describe and predict the no...
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Vaccine hesitancy has increased in the past few years, influenced by the socio-cultural differences, political populism, or concerns related to the effectiveness and safety of some vaccines, resulting a feeling of distrust. This feeling can become a barrier against the achievement of the immunity necessary to stop the expansion of COVID-19. The aim...
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Health professionals are the most influential and main sources of information about vaccines for the general population, as they are regarded as role models by patients and society. The objective of the present study was to determine the knowledge and attitudes of a group of university Nursing students about vaccines, as well as their sources of in...
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The implementation of strategies to mitigate possible cases of COVID-19 were addressed at the University of Alicante for the safe reopening of the 2020/2021 academic year. To discover the prevalence of immunity against SARS-CoV-2, a study was designed using a rapid immunoassay test (carried out between 6 and 22 July 2020), and in addition a cross-s...
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A major challenge in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine programs is the universal gender-neutral recommendation, as well as estimation of its long-term effect. The objective of this study is to predict the added benefit of male vaccination, especially in men who have sex with men (MSM), and to analyze the impact of the program on society. We propos...
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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic disease mediated by the immune system and characterized by the importance of diet in pathological development. This study aims to understand how the use of predefined diets can affect the adult population diagnosed with IBD. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis. From the different database...
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The correct immunization of the inmate population minimizes the risk of transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases in prisons. The objective of this study was to evaluate the vaccine coverage of long-term prisoners in the Spanish penitentiary system through a retrospective longitudinal study. One-thousand and five prisoners were selected, who wer...
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Prison inmates are highly susceptible for several infectious diseases, including vaccine-preventable diseases. We conducted a systematic international literature review on vaccination coverage against hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis A virus (HAV), combined HAV/HBV, tetanus-diphtheria, influenza, pneumococcal, and combined measles, mumps, and rub...
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Background National immunisation programmes depend on an adequate supply of vaccines but shortages have become more frequent globally in recent years. Vaccine shortages can lead to missed opportunities for vaccination and a greater risk of occurrence of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD). Methods The EU-Joint Action on Vaccination is a European Co...
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Objective: The appearance of new infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, poses a challenge in monitoring pregnancy and preventing obstetric and neonatal complications. A scoping review has the objective to review the information available in pregnant women infected with the MERS-CoV, SARSCoV, SARS-CoV-2 coronaviruses to assess the similarities in t...
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The NO-DO, a weekly projection of the Franco regime, created as a diffusion service of obligatory exhibition in Spanish cinemas, constitutes the greatest audiovisual historical background for the contemporary history of Spain in the 20th century. The analysis and study of these newsreels and documentaries illustrate parallel to the political and so...
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Tetanus is a serious and potentially fatal systemic disease, caused by the bacterium Clostridium tetani. It is estimated that 1 million cases occur worldwide annually. Immunization programs have drastically decreased tetanus in developed countries, and the sporadic cases have been linked to injecting drug users (IDUs), immunosuppressed individuals,...
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A good perception of the vaccines administered during pregnancy favors immunization coverage, which is still not optimal for the influenza vaccine. To understand the predisposition towards vaccination in future pregnancies, a study was performed that evaluated the experiences of women with the vaccine or influenza. A cross-sectional study was condu...
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Vaccine safety surveillance is essential in vaccination programs. We accomplished a descriptive study of surveillance AEFI-reporting rate in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine administered in the Valencian Community, Spain. Data were obtained from Spanish Pharmacovigilance Adverse Reactions Data (FEDRA). Reporting rates were calculated using local...
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The rapid diffusion of the jennerian method was founded in simplicity to practice, in its apparent effectiveness in combating smallpox and its epidemiological opportunity, as it appeared at the time of greatest recrudescence of the disease. The initial impulse for it's propagation, which originated a recognized movement to protect population health...
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The rapid diffusion of the jennerian method was founded in simplicity to practice, in its apparent effectiveness in combating smallpox and its epidemiological opportunity, as it appeared at the time of greatest recrudescence of the disease. The initial impulse for it’s propagation, which originated a recognized movement to protect population health...
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The work of the German geographer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain (1811), allows us to undertake a review of smallpox epidemics that affected the population of New Spain during the XVIII century and the arrival and development subsequent vaccine against the disease in those territories. On the othe...
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The official NO-DO newsreels were screened in Spain on a weekly basis from 1943 to 1981. These official news and documentary programmes were compulsory in cinemas from the moment they were first produced until the end of the Francoist dictatorship (1975). NO-DO held an information monopoly and was used as the regime's propaganda tool to indoctrinat...
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The weekly NO-DO newsreels, official and of obligatory projection in cinemas, held an information monopoly during the Francoist dictatorship (1943-1975) in Spain. The NO-DO was used as an instrument of indoctrination and legitimation, building a discourse based on the regime's needs and interests. In this study, we examined newsreels on medical sub...
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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic disease mediated by the immune system and characterized by the inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. This study is to understand how the use of parenteral nutrition (PN) can affect the adult population diagnosed with IBD. We conducted a systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-regression. From t...
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The weekly NO-DO newsreels, official and of obligatory projection in cinemas, held an information monopoly during the Francoist dictatorship (1943-1975) in Spain. The NO-DO was used as an instrument of indoctrination and legitimation, building a discourse based on the regime’s needs and interests. In this study, we examined newsreels on medical sub...
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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic disease mediated by the immune system and is characterized by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. One of the possible treatments for this pathology is a change in the type of diet, of which enteral nutrition (EN) is one. This study is to understand how the use of EN can affect the adult populati...
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Standard procedure when treating tetanigenic risk wounds (TRW) in an emergency room setting, usually includes administering a dose of gamma-globulin or/and a tetanus vaccine. The rapid detection test (Tetanus Quick Stick TQS) can better the current procedure of detecting people who are not immunized. Our objective was to review and analyse the vali...
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A lo largo de la historia los conflictos bélicos han sido generadores de daño para la salud de la población. Por un lado, suponen un aumento en la ocurrencia o propa-gación de enfermedades derivadas de las aglomeraciones y desplazamientos de las tropas. Por otro, cada época tiene un tipo de heridas de guerra y un modo singular de tratarlas que depe...
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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic disease mediated by the immune system and characterized by the inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. This study is to understand how the use of parenteral nutrition (PN) can affect the adult population diagnosed with IBD. We conducted a systematic review, meta-analysis and a meta-regression. On th...
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Resumen La obra del geógrafo y naturalista alemán Alexander von Humboldt, Ensayo político sobre el Reino de la Nueva España (1811), nos permite abordar una revisión de las epidemias de viruelas que afectaron a la población novohispana durante el Setecientos, así como la llegada y desarrollo posterior de la vacuna contra esta enfermedad en aquellos...
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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic disease mediated by the immune system and characterized by the inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. One of the possible treatments for this pathology is a change in the type of diet, the enteral nutrition (EN) is one of them. This study is to understand how the use of EN can affect the adult popu...
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Ensuring that the flu vaccine is perceived as more effective and acceptable through the messages directed towards the expectant mothers, directly through the midwives or through the communication media and social networks, will result in an increase of vaccine coverage.
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Resumen La atención a las heridas de riesgo tetanígeno en los servicios de urgencias suele incluir la administración de gammaglobulina y/o vacuna antitetánica. La prueba de detección rápida de anticuerpos frente a tétanos (Tetanus Quick Stick [TQS]) podría mejorar la práctica clínica habitual al identificar a las personas no inmunizadas. Nuestro ob...
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The lack of human nutrition and dietetics knowledge may have a detrimental effect on the eating habits of catering students. The purpose of the study was to assess the adherence to the Mediterranean Diet of catering students. A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out. 108 catering students completed the KIDMED questionnaire. The mean scor...
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Edward Jenner's discovery of the smallpox vaccine spread rapidly across Europe. In Spain, vaccinations first took place in December 1800 and the practice flourished upon the private initiative of doctors, surgeons, state officials and members of the nobility in different parts of the country. Ignacio María Ruiz de Luzuriaga, secretary of the Royal...
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Background: Pregnant women should receive two vaccines during pregnancy due to maternal-foetal complications and risks as well as the influenza and pertussis vaccinations. The goal was to evaluate vaccination coverage against influenza and pertussis in pregnant women, following midwife professional advice during the pregnancy follow-up; Methods: Pr...
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The success of the rabies vaccine discovered by Pasteur was attended with a wide dissemination and impact throughout the world. The finding gave way to a model of science that materialised in the foundation of the Pasteur Institute, centre that was erected as the international reference for training and acquisition of new scientific knowledge. For...
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Resumen Objetivo Describir las propiedades psicométricas y el nivel de comprensión del cuestionario de alfabetización en salud HLS-EU-Q16 en español, implementado en la Encuesta de Salud de la Comunitat Valenciana de 2016. Método Estudio descriptivo transversal para describir la comprensión, la fiabilidad, la estructura y la consistencia interna...
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Objetivo: Revisar los estudios sobre aceptabilidad de la vacuna frente al virus del papiloma humano en estudiantes universitarios de ciencias de la salud Métodos: Realizamos una revisión de la literatura internacional en cuatro bases de datos. Incluimos artículos que hacen referencia a la aceptabilidad de la vacuna en estudiantes universitarios qu...
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El objetivo es revisar la literatura publicada entre 2007 y 2017 sobre aceptabilidad de estudiantes universitarios hacia la vacuna VPH e identificarlas citas al enfoque sobre modelos de comportamientos de salud de descritos en estos estudios MÉTODO: Revisión y estudio bibliométrico de la literatura utilizando 4 bases de datos: EMBASE, Medline, SCOP...
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Vaccines are an essential tool for the prevention of infectious diseases. However, false ideas and rumours with no scientific foundation about their possible negative effects may dissuade people from being vaccinated, with the consequent risks for the health of the population. The objective of this article is to evaluate the origin and the argument...
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El objetivo es analizar el contenido de las noticias sobre la vacunación frente al VPH en los 4 periódicos españoles de mayor tirada entre 2006 y 2017. Métodos: Realizamos una revisión (R) de las noticias publicadas y un estudio bibliométrico (B). Consultamos 4 periódicos españoles: ABC, El Mundo, El País y la Vanguardia. Los términos de búsqueda...
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Between 1958 and 1963, Spain witnessed the highest ever incidence of poliomyelitis (2000 cases and 200 deaths per year). Although Salk's inactivated vaccine had arrived in Spain in 1957, the government took no decisive action to administer it to the entire population at risk. Neither was Sabin's attenuated vaccine administered, available in Europe...
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Resumen El éxito de la vacuna contra la rabia descubierta por Pasteur contó con una amplia difusión y repercusión por todo el mundo. El hallazgo dio paso a un modelo de ciencia que se materializó en la fundación del Instituto Pasteur, centro que se erigió como el referente internacional para la formación y adquisición del nuevo conocimiento científ...
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Objective: To study influenza vaccination uptake in pregnant women from three Health Departments in the Valencian Community (Spain) during the 2014-15 flu season, to identify degree of knowledge, sources of information and attitudes toward immunization against influenza. Methods: Multicentre cross-sectional descriptive study during the 2014-15 v...
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In an initial period of some excitement in the spread of smallpox vaccine in Spain (1800–1802), to which were added provaccine physicians and surgeons and the publication of several texts that reinforced its dissemination, was followed by a more thoughtful stage where they raised questions of a technical nature related to the best way of practicing...
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El virus del papiloa humano (VPH) está directamente relacionado con el cáncer de cérvix. Su infección es prevenible ya que existen diferentes vacunas contra ete virus. Las minorís étnicas tienen menor acceso al sistema sanitario y a las vacunas. El objetivo de esta investigación es revisar los estudios sobre aceptabilidad de la vacuna frente al vi...
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En España hay una tendencia descendiente en el número de casos de enfermedad meningocócica desde 2013. En junio 2014 la vacuna Bexsero está disponible en España, primero dispensada solo en hospitales y a partir de septiembre de 2015 en farmacias El objetivo de esta investigación es determinar las características de los vídeos YouTube, tweets y not...
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Objective: Health care workers can transmit influenza to patients in health centers, therefore its vaccination is considered a preventive measure first order. The objective of this study was to know the coverage of vaccination against seasonal influenza in health professionals in two health departments of the Valencian Community (Torrevieja and El...
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In an initial period of some excitement in the spread of smallpox vaccine in Spain (1800-1802), to which were added provaccine physicians and surgeons and the publication of several texts that reinforced its dissemination, was followed by a more thoughtful stage where they raised questions of a technical nature related to the best way of practicing...
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The dissemination of the Jennerian vaccine in Spain began with similar readiness to that of other European countries. However, this expansion did not occur simultaneously in Spain. Several groups of illustrious physicians and surgeons linked to academic institutions, and with contacts in France and England took the initiative to practice vaccinatio...
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Resumen La difusión de la vacuna jenneriana en España se inició con similar prontitud a la de otros países europeos. Sin embargo, esta expansión no se produjo de forma simultánea en nuestro país, varios grupos de médicos y cirujanos ilustrados vinculados a instituciones académicas y con contactos en Francia e Inglaterra tomaron la iniciativa de pra...
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Introducción La necesidad de protección inmunológica a la embarazada y el recién nacido, ha motivado la indicación desde la Organización Mundial de la Salud a la inclusión de éste colectivo como grupo de riesgo para determinadas vacunaciones. Los profesionales sanitarios tienen un papel clave en el fomento de la inmunización Objetivos Evaluar la a...
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Ignacio María Ruiz de Luzuriaga, secretary of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Madrid, is considered by the medical historiography as one of the central figures in the propagation and diffusion of both the jennerian technique and the vaccine material. The volume of documents that accumulated, catalogued and preserved as ‘Papeles de la vacuna’, show...
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Ignacio María Ruiz de Luzuriaga, secretario de la Real Academia de Medicina de Madrid, es considerado por la historiografía médica como una de las figuras centrales en la propagación y difusión tanto de la técnica jenneriana como de la materia vacunal. El volumen documental que acumuló, catalogado y conservado como «Papeles de la vacuna», muestra u...
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Background In most countries the coverage of seasonal influenza vaccination in pregnant women is low. We investigated the acceptance, reasons for rejection and professional involvement related to vaccine information in pregnant women in Valencia, Spain. Methods Observational retrospective study in 200 pregnant women, 100 vaccinated and 100 unvaccin...