Month: March 2022

A study shows that the pathogen H. influenzae type f is genetically stable

A study published in the journal Scientific Reports, carried out by the Bacterial Epidemiology research group at IDIBELL, Bellvitge Hospital, and CIBERES, has studied the diversity of genes present in clinical strains of H. influenzae serotype f.

An international clinical trial shows the benefits of a drug in patients hospitalized with acute cardiac dysfunction

According to the results of the EMPULSE phase III clinical trial, patients admitted for acute heart failure are 36% more likely to experience improvement within 90 days of receiving treatment with empagliflozin, an existing drug that is mostly prescribed for type 2 diabetes. Dr. Josep Comin, head of the Cardiovascular Disease research group and head …

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New study about the importance of the preoperative hemoglobin value

A multicenter study, led by the Physiopathology and Pain research group of IDIBELL and the Bellvitge University Hospital, has shown that values inferior to 10 g/dl in preoperative hemoglobin are decisive in predicting the transfusion requirements of packed red blood cells in transplantation hepatic.

Brain week

Brain Week is a global campaign to encourage enthusiasm and support for neuroscience. This campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of neuroscience on our daily lives and review the latest advances in the field.

Scientists don’t find association between night work and the risk of endometrial cancer

Night work is associated with an increased risk of some cancers with a strong hormonal influence, such as breast or prostate cancer, due to the circadian cycle disruption, that alters the levels of certain hormones. Endometrial cancer also has an important hormonal component, so it could also be influenced by circadian factors. Only two studies …

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