Thursday January 22nd, 2009

The First Scientific Meeting of the IIS Clínic-IDIBAPS with the IRB Focuses on Cancer

The meeting was held at hotel HiltonThe Institute for Health Care Research (IIS) Clínic-IDIBAPS is a new body that was created as a result of the accreditation of our center by the Ministry of Science and Innovation. The first scientific  meeting under the umbrella of the strategic alliance, which joins the efforts of this new institute with those of the IRB, was held on 22 January. The theme of the meeting was  cancer and this allowed scientists from IDIBAPS-Clínic and the IRB to share experiences and approaches during an intense conference held at the Barcelona Hilton Hotel.

The aim of this initiative is to encourage the creation of networks of cooperation between the two institutions. New themed meetings of this type will be held over the coming months. The 3 planned themes are: Neurosciences; hepatic and metabolic diseases; and Infectious diseases, research on international health and immunology. It is necessary to continue to join forces to make the research done in Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain increasingly competitive at international level.

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Thursday January 15th, 2009

The CD5 Molecule Helps to Combat Septic Shock Caused by Fungi

Dr. Francisco Lozano and Dr. Jorge Vera

Septic shock is a serious medical condition caused by an infection that spreads in an uncontrolled manner throughout the body via the circulatory system. It produces severe inflammatory symptoms with cardiovascular failure caused by particularly virulent bacterial or fungal toxins in the blood. It is the main cause of death in intensive care units, with a mortality rate of between 30% and 50% of patients who suffer from it.

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Thursday January 08th, 2009

The Clínic Blog on Communication in Health Care is Born

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Times change and so does the Clínic. The tools offered by the Internet mean that information can take on a new dimension. The aim of this blog is to make up-to-date information on Hospital Clínic and its surroundings more accessible and interactive than ever.

We invite you, from now on, to browse the pages of this blog and post your comments or questions. At the Corporate Communication Department, we will follow up your contributions and, when necessary, try to ensure that the same specialist always takes part in the conversations.

We will work to propose different and interesting topics. And there are many things to talk about in a big health care center like Hospital Clínic.

Welcome!

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