Year: 2020

The combination of two immunomodulatory drugs could be beneficial for more severe Covid-19 patients

A total of 44 researchers from the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and Bellvitge University Hospital (HUB) sign an article in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, where they demonstrate the beneficial effect of the use of corticosteroids added to tocilizumab treatment to improve the prognosis of critical patients of Covid-19.

Bellvitge will study the application of artificial intelligence in the treatment of Covid-19 in ICUs

The Intensive Medicine Service of the Bellvitge University Hospital (HUB) participates, through the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), in the European ENVISION project, which will develop an intelligent decision support system to improve the monitoring and treatment of patients with Covid-19 in ICUs.

The impact of the pandemic on people with eating disorders and obesity

Dr. Fernando Fernández-Aranda is currently the editor-in-chief of the European Eating Disorders Review, a journal that has published a special issue in October focusing on the impact of the pandemic and lockdown on patients with eating disorders and obesity. We spoke with Dr. Fernández-Aranda about this special and the reflections they have extracted.

Identified a biomarker that predicts the increase in malignancy that antiangiogenic therapy can cause in kidney cancers

An IDIBELL-ICO study has identified that not only that antiangiogenic chemotherapy can induce more aggressiveness and malignancy in kidney tumors, but also, they have identified a biomarker to predict in which patients this may happen. These discoveries are another step towards making cancer therapy more personalized every day.

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