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.
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.
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.
The Covid-19 pandemic has created a big social emergency, and research progress is the only solution to face it and control it definitively. From the beginning of the crisis, IDIBELL has adapted to the new needs creating new lines of research to fight the virus and applying all the knowledge to the pandemic.
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.