A study co-led by researchers from IGTP, IIB Sant Pau and IDIBGI concludes that direct transport to a referral centre for endovascular treatment may not be the best option for patients with a final diagnosis of intracerebral haemorrhage or haemorrhagic stroke.
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A study published in Nature unveils new genetic insights into COVID-19 susceptibility and severity. This work marks a significant advancement in our understanding of the role genetics play in determining COVID-19 outcomes.
RIGHT PLUS network formalised in Buenos Aires as a collaboration between academic centres and civil society in Ibero-America
The Ibero-American network RIGHT PLUS, of which the CEEISCAT is a founding member and, together with Coalition Plus, co-coordinator, has presented its launch at a meeting in Buenos Aires (Argentina) on 28-29 August.
The CEEISCAT collaborates with UNAIDS and the Ministry of Public Health of the Dominican Republic to improve retention in antiretroviral treatments for HIV
Dr Jordi Casabona spent a week on the island working directly with international organizations, ministries, hospitals, and civil society.
A new lung cancer treatment has allowed 36.8% of patients to achieve complete tumour disappearance, compared to the 6.9% rate of the standard post-surgery treatment. In addition, 85% of patients survive two years after receiving chemo-immunotherapy before surgery compared to 63% who receive chemotherapy alone before surgery. The study involved oncologist from ICO Badalona and IGTP researcher, Teresa Morán.
Recruitment for the clinical trial TÉSTATE PrEP has started. This clinical trial has been designed by the Centre for Epidemiological Studies on HIV/AIDS in Catalonia (CEEISCAT) to implement a pilot plan for online HIV/STI screening in PrEP users.
One of the most commonly practised cardiovascular health interventions, the coronary bypass, could undergo a revolutionary innovation with the joint research carried out by the Blood and Tissue Bank (BST), the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) and the Vascular Engineering and Applied Biomedicine Group (GEAB) of the IQS (URL). The three centres are working to develop a vascular graft from donor veins that can be used for bypass surgery to restore blood flow.
Two IGTP groups lead a European analysis to understand key factors for digitalisation in practice environments
The research groups in Nursing Care (NURECARE) and Innovation, Health Economics and Digital Transformation (INEDIT) from the IGTP are leading the publication of the first report on the key factors for introducing digital technologies in professional nursing practice environments. Through this effort, professionals from the Germans Trias Hospital are participating for the first time in the design of a comprehensive analysis of the required changes, while also offering recommendations to ensure the success of any initiative aimed at incorporating these technologies into hospitals.
An international trial has investigated the potential immune-boosting effects of the tuberculosis BCG vaccine against COVID-19. The results show that the risk of developing the disease during the first six months after vaccination was not reduced in participants as originally hoped for. Nearly 4,000 healthcare workers took part in the BRACE trial across 36 sites from five countries, including the Germans Trias Hospital. Researchers from an IGTP tuberculosis research group were involved in the development of the study, which has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
A state-of-the-art super-resolution fluorescence confocal microscope, called Abberior Infinity, was installed in the high-level biosafety (NCB3) facility of the Centre for Comparative Medicine and Bioimage (CMCiB). The equipment of this class, unique in the region, is a powerful tool for anyone aiming to perform advanced microscopy studies on fully infectious Level 3 pathogens (HIV, SARS-CoV-2, Monkey Pox, TB etc.) The microscope is available for use by all internal and external users via IGTP Microscopy Platform.