Month: January 2022

Severe patients operated in the beginning of the pandemic did not have more complications or mortality, a study concludes

During the pandemic, several organizational changes were promoted at Bellvitge University Hospital: the critical care units of Intensive Care Medicine and the critical care units of Anesthesiology-Emergency Resuscitation (REA) and Surgical Resuscitation (RPQ) were moved to the area of ​​Major Outpatient Surgery operating rooms, and the critical beds available for surgical patients were significantly reduced. …

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How did lockdown affect the treatment of people with gambling addictions?

The COVID-19 pandemic and confinement have been a challenge for the population. Actually, there has been a widespread increase in anxiety and depression symptoms. These effects have been more severe in certain groups, as in the case of some people with gambling addiction disorders. For them, isolation and continued access to the Internet have had …

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Scientists describe neuronal markers that predict the efficacy of psychological therapy in patients with anxiety

An international team led by researchers from IDIBELL, IDIBAPS and CIBERSAM have described that the activation of brain regions responsible for identifying relevant stimuli and evaluating the physiological response to them is an indicator of a good prognosis for therapy.

Researchers identify the molecule that could be involved in the formation of bone metastases in prostate cancer

A group of researchers from IDIBELL, UB and Vall d’Hebrón Recerca have identified a molecule involved in bone metastasis associated with prostate cancer that could be useful in the design of new therapies for its treatment.

IDIBELL receives a € 3,000 donation for epilepsy research

On Wednesday 12th January, two representatives of the association “Si jo puc, tu també #epilep” (meaning “if I can, you can too”) handed over a € 3,000 check to IDIBELL and Bellvitge University Hospital to help fund their research on epilepsy. The event was attended by two researchers from the neuroscience program: Mercè Falip, principal …

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Molecular screening in advanced breast cancer patients allows for personalized therapeutic decisions

The scientific journal Frontiers in Oncology recently published the first results of the AGATA SOLTI-1301 pilot study, which aimed to assess how feasible is the implementation of molecular screening in a real-life environment and whether patients could benefit from a targeted treatment if a mutation is detected. This study involved 260 patients with advanced breast …

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