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Tuesday April 14th, 2009

Siemens and Hospital Clínic, Barcelona Strengthen Commitment to Innovative Diagnostic Systems

Peter Löscher, CEO de Siemens, ha visitado el Hospital Clínic de Barcelona para estrechar los lazos de cooperación entre las dos instituciones

The joint effort of the two institutions has led to some highly notable results over the past decade. Peter Löscher, the chief executive of the German brand at world level, visited the facilities of the Catalan center, which uses advanced technology developed by Siemens, one of the biggest providers in the health care industry. These include the CORE laboratory and all the diagnostic imaging technology, the basis of the Stroke Functional Unit, which has been in operation for six months.

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Thursday April 09th, 2009

Early Administration of Antiretroviral Therapy Can Improve Survival

 Dr. Josep Maria Miró during the pres meeting at the Hospital Clínic

The first antiretroviral treatments appeared in 1996. Since then, new and better drugs have been discovered that have almost turned AIDS into a chronic disease. Nevertheless, there is still room to improve the performance of the the therapeutic strategies used in clinical practice. This is shown by a study published in the online edition of The Lancet, suggesting that early administration of antiretroviral treatment reduces the rate of AIDS development and death in HIV-positive patients by 28%. This study analyzed information from more than 45,000 patients in Europe and North America and combined data from 15 international cohorts. One of these is the PISCIS Catalan and Balearic cohort, coordinated by Dr. Jordi Casabona of the Centre for Epidemiologic Studies of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS in Catalonia (CEEISCAT) – Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), and by Dr. Josep María Miró of the Infectious Diseases Department of Hospital Clínic – IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona. Dr. Josep María Miró is the only Spaniard in the international When to Start Consortium, which has taken part in writing and signing the article. Professor Jonathan Sterne of the University of Bristol (UK) is the first author.

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Tuesday April 07th, 2009

Hospital Clínic and Catalunya Ràdio Present the Campaign “Crutches for Africa”

The Clinic stretcher-bearer team, promotor of the inciative

The campaign was the result of an idea put forward on the “Suc de Coco” program on Catalunya Ràdio, with the aim of collecting orthopedic material to send to Senegal. The Associació d’Amputats Sant Jordi (Sant Jordi Amputees Association) and the courier MRW are collaborating in the campaign.

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Monday April 06th, 2009

Psychoeducation is Beneficial in the Long Term in Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Eduard Vieta and Dr. Francesc Colom, second and first authors, respectively

A 6-month psychoeducational strategy achieves beneficial effects that last more than 5 years. Patients who took part in the psychoeducation sessions suffered 66% fewer episodes of mania and 75% fewer episodes of depression. This represents preventing a year of symptoms over 5 years. The cost-benefit analysis shows that the use of health care resources is far lower in these groups than in those that do not carry out the initial follow-up. Hospital Clínic de Barcelona is a pioneer both in the application of this treatment and in training professionals qualified to carry it out.

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Thursday April 02nd, 2009

Hospital Clínic Takes Part in the Donation and Transplantation Operation That Marks a Milestone in the History of the National Transplant Organization (ONT)

Hospital Clínic Takes Part in the Donation and Transplantation Operation That Marks a Milestone in the History of the National Transplant Organization (ONT)

On 28 March, Hospital Clínic, together with 22 other national centers, took part in the biggest transplant coordination operation carried out on a single day by the National Transplant Organization (ONT) since it began.

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Blood Donation Marathon at Hospital Clínic

Blood donation marathon in Hospital Clínic on 25 and 26 March

All day on 25 and 26 March, the Blood and Tissue Bank organized the blood donation marathon in Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. The event was especially aimed at university students, users of the hospital and their family members.
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