Posts Tagged ‘pneumologia’

Wednesday September 19th, 2018

Sleep apnea could favour tumor growth at young ages

A scientific study led by researchers at Hospital Clínic-IDIBAPS, the University of Barcelona and the CIBERES, conducted with animal models, states that sleep apnea can favour lung cancer growth in young individuals. Aging would be a protecting factor against the fast tumor development, induced by this sleep alteration. Read the rest of this entry »

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Saturday December 16th, 2017

A new combination of antibiotics allows treating 60% of hospital-acquired pneumonia

A study published in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases shows the ability of a new antibiotic (ceftazimida-avibactam) to treat hospital-acquired pneumonia, including ventilation-associated pneumonia. It has similar efficacy to one of the most used type of antibiotics in the treatment of this infection, carbapenems, but has the advantage of overcoming problems derived from its administration, such as the resistance of certain bacteria. Dr. Antoni Torres, Head of the Respiratory Intensive Surveillance Unit (UVIR) of the Hospital Clínic and head of the IDIBAPS team on Applied research in infectious respiratory diseases, critically ill patients and lung cancer, is the principal investigator of the study and first author of the article. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday April 28th, 2011

III Jornades d´Atenció compartida en Pneumologia sobre Infeccions respiratòries

III Jornades d´Atenció compartida en Pneumologia sobre Infeccions respiratòriesEl proper 6 de maig tindran lloc les III Jornades d’Atenció Compartida en Pneumologia a l’Hospital Sagrat Cor que enguany tractaran les Infeccions Respiratòries. L’objectiu de les jornades, organitzades pel grup clínic de pneumologia de l’Àrea Integral de Salut Barcelona Esquerra (AIS-BE) i l’Hospital Sagrat Cor, és proporcionar una visió pràctica i actualitzada sobre els principals problemes de coordinació que es plantegen en l’entorn del pacient amb infecció respiratòria, així com conèixer les dificultats del maneig comú entre l’Hospital i Atenció Primària, reforçar els coneixements i establir les possibles solucions a les deficiències que apareixen a la pràctica diària Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday August 13th, 2009

Non-invasive ventilation increases survival rate of chronic respiratory disease in ICU patients

This technique is easy to use in any ICU. The concerning paper proves it’s beneficial effects if applied immediately after extubation in patients suffering from chronic respiratory disease and high indicators of disease severity. Complications after extubation drop in over 30% of the cases and 90 days survival was increased in 20%. The conclusions of the study will cause the adaptation of the international clinical practice.

The Lancet is expected to publish the paper today, but it only will be available online. The conclusions of this review state that correct application of non-invasive ventilation after extubation increases survival of critical chronic respiratory patients in 20%. The study included 106 patients who were admitted in Hospital Clinic of Barcelona and it was performed by a group of investigators belonging to the Applied Research in Respiratory Infectious Diseases, Critical patients and Lung Cancer team, who were altogether lead by Dr. Miquel Ferrer and Dr. Antoni Torres, as Chief of Pneumology at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona and project leader at the IDIBAPS. The outstanding results have definitely ended the controversy about the beneficial effects of non-invasive ventilation in these types of patients and it is most likely that future clinical practice around the world will be adjusted to the protocol described in this paper.

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