Posts Tagged ‘ICT’

Wednesday June 03rd, 2015

Dr. Josep Brugada, awarded with the 2015 Rey Jaime I prize in the “Clinical Medicine” category

Tuesday 2nd of June were announced the seven winners in the 2015 edition of the prestigious award “Rey Jaime I” of the Valencian Community.  Dr. Josep Brugada, cardiologist at the Institute Clínic of the Thorax (ICT) and head of the research IDIBAPS team Arrhythmias, resynchronization and cardiac imaging, has been awarded in the “Clinical Medicine” category. The announcement was made from the Palau de la Generalitat Valenciana, in the presence of the President of Council, Mr. Albert Fabra, and the President of Fundación Valenciana Estudios Avanzados and Vicepresident of the Rey Jaime I Prizes Foundation, Mr. Vicente Boluda.

Along with Dr. Brugada, the winners in 2015 are Luis Manuel Liz-Marzán in the category “Basic Research”; Juan José Dolado in “Economics”; Josep Peñuelas, in “Protection of Nature”; Pablo Artal, in “New Technologies”; Oscar Landeta, in “Entrepreneur”; and the Spanish Association Against Cancer (ACCC) in the category “Social Commitment”.

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Tuesday February 17th, 2015

The use of anti-inflammatory drugs significantly reduces treatment failure in severe pneumonia

The use of corticosteroids, a group of anti-inflammatory drugs, along with antibiotics, significantly reduces treatment failure among patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia from 31% to 13 %, at the same time that improves their prognosis. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) publishes this study led by researchers from Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, IDIBAPS and the Networked Biomedical Research Center for Respiratory Diseases (CIBERES). Dr. Antoni Torres, Pneumologist at Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, professor at the University of Barcelona and coordinator of the IDIBAPS and CIBERES group that has led this research, is the first author of the paper.

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