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Tuesday March 05th, 2013

Inatal, all the information about pregnancy in a click

Early February, the Research Team in Maternal Fetal Medicine from the Hospital Clínic premiered inatal, the first web about pregnancy created by a large medical center in the country.

With the slogan “Health begins before birth”, inatal has been created to provide accurate information, useful and transparent about this stage of life. With inatal they seek to promote the active participation among pregnants through forums in which both they and their families and associations, can answer their questions and concerns with rigor and more reliably.

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Friday February 15th, 2013

On-line haemodiafiltration reduces the mortality of dialysis patients by 30%

Haemodialysis is a technique that replaces the functions of the kidney in filtering blood in patients with terminal-phase kidney disease. Despite the advances that have been made in recent decades, the annual mortality among these patients can be 15-25%. A study sponsored by the Catalan Society of Nephrology (Societat Catalana de Nefrologia) shows for the first time that OL-HDF improves the survival and quality of life of patients who need haemodialysis. This technique increases the removal of uraemic toxins and reduces mortality by 30% after three years. The study, published today in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (1), involved 27 centres in Catalonia and 906 patients. The lead author and principal investigator of the study is Dr Francesc Maduell, head of the Dialysis Unit of the Nephrology Department at Hospital Clínic in Barcelona.

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Monday January 14th, 2013

Acute cough alone should not be a guide symptom for antibiotic prescription

Acute uncomplicated lower-respiratory-tract infection, understood as cough of no more than 28 days’ duration, is the most common acute illness managed in primary care in developed countries. Even in low-antibiotic-prescribing countries, most patients with these symptoms will receive antibiotics. Although consensus opinion has been to restrict antibiotic use in such infections, the debate about the balance of benefit and harm continues. The Lancet Infectious Diseases has published an article led by the GRACE consortium addressing this problem. The work, involving over 2.000 patients in 12 countries, concludes that amoxicillin provides little benefit for acute lower respiratory-tract infection in primary care, when pneumonia is not suspected clinically. One of the authors of the article is Dr. Antoni Torres, full Professor at the University of Barcelona faculty of Medicine and leader of the IDIBAPS team Applied research in infectious respiratory diseases, critically ill patients and lung cancer. He coordinated, together with Dr. Núria Sánchez and the nurse Patricia Fernández, the tasks developed by the professionals at Casanova Primary Care Center (CAP Casanova, Barcelona).

Information via: www.idibapsrespiratoryresearch.org

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Thursday August 04th, 2011

For the first time in the world, the Hospital Clínic applied minimal scar techniques in living donors for kidney transplant

El Dr. Alcaraz y su equipoKidney transplant from a living donor, besides of being the best option for young people and those affected by particular conditions, results in increased organ survival and solves in part the organ shortage afflicting Spain since the mid-90 despite the high rate of cadaveric donation. According to the National Transplant Organization in 2010 in Spain 240 living donor kidney transplants were made, which represents 11% of the total. This year the expectation is that this number will grow to about 300, which would be almost about 13-15% of the total. Given these data and the need to keep looking for new surgical technologies for the improvement of transplantation procedures, the experience of the minimally invasive surgery team at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona has promoted a new way of improvement in living donor programs.
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Monday March 14th, 2011

Virtual assistance is confirmed as an effective tool in monitoring HIV patients

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The Hospital Clínic of Barcelona presented today the results of the telemedicine program “Hospital VIHrtual”, coordinated by Dr. Felipe Garcia and Dr. Agata León, from the Hospital Clínic Service of Infectious Diseases directed by Dr. Josep M ª Gatell. The tool has been created by a team from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, led by Prof. Enrique J. Gómez and César Cáceres. Through a direct connection via a webcam, Dr. Garcia showed a virtual consultation and explained the benefits of the project, which does not replace the classic face to face visits but complements and enhances them.

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Tuesday April 20th, 2010

Pablo Pluvinet segueix corrent contra l’ictus cerebral

Pablo Pluvinet

“Córrer una marató no significa ser un heroi. És un repte molt important, però qualsevol persona que s’entreni, es cuidi i, sobretot, que s’ho proposi, pot fer-ho”. D’aquesta manera Pablo Pluvinet, “l’Arquitecte de la Marató”, responia a Justo Molinero al Qui és qui?, el programa d’entrevistes de TELETAXI TV. El periodista, interessat per l’estil de vida dels maratonians, va repassar la particular història de Pablo Pluvinet, un exemple d’il·lusió, superació i solidaritat.

Després de patir un aneurisma cerebral al 2003, Pablo Pluvinet es va marcar durant la seva recuperació el repte d’estendre la cultura de l’esport i la salud com estil de vida. Amb aquesta filosofia va posar en marxa el projecte solidari “Corre por tus venas”, amb la meta de recaptar fons per a la recerca i tractament de les malalties cereborvasculars que desenvolupa l’IDIBAPS, a través de l’equip d’Isquèmia cerebral: estudis clínics i experimentals. Els donatius es canalitzen a través de la Fundació Clínic, vinculada a l’IDIBAPS i a l’Hospital Clínic.

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