Article published in JAMA on Feb 17 2015
The use of corticosteroids, a group of anti-inflammatory drugs, along with antibiotics, significantly reduces treatment failure among patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia from 31% to 13 %, at the same time that improves their prognosis. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) publishes this study led by researchers from Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, IDIBAPS and the Networked Biomedical Research Center for Respiratory Diseases (CIBERES). Dr. Antoni Torres, Pneumologist at Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, professor at the University of Barcelona and coordinator of the IDIBAPS and CIBERES group that has led this research, is the first author of the paper.
Dr. Cilloniz receives one of the Postodoctoral positions from the Ministry of economy and competitivity
This postdoctoral position ensures his line of research for the following two years at the Ciberes lead by Prof A. Torres.
Dr. Cillóniz obtained a high score result after an accurate evaluation of the main items related to his professional career and the team where he will work the following two years.
Sunday, 10/05/2014Dr. Antoni Torres , member of Pneumology Service, Clinic Chest Institute (ICT ), and professor at the UB , was recently honored by the ICREA Acadèmia 2013 Program for excellence in research in the area "Life & Medical Sciences" . Together with Dr. Torres, 148 more from diverse scientific centers , of which 118 men and 30 women, have received the award in this sixth edition.ICREA Acadèmia is a program to support research exclusively for active teachers of public universities. The ICREA recognition involves a priority dedication to research for five years and provides the winner with an annual allowance to be preferentially allocated to research activities.
She joins the team to develop her Master Thesis for the Master in Translational Medicine
She works, among others, on the clinical trial focused on the study of the effect of systemic treatment with linezolid and vacomycin in biofilm of endotracheal tubes from intubated patients with pneumonia caused by methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Dr. Li Bassi receives one of the Juan de la Cierva positions from the Ministry of economy and competitivity
This postdoctoral position ensures his line of research for the following three years at the Ciberes lead by Prof A. Torres
Dr. Gianluigi Li Bassi obtained a high score result (98/100) after an accurate evaluation of the main items related to his professional career and the team where he will work the following three years.
This subprogram for human resources is aimed to support young researchers to favour their professional career and enhance the research at the research group they are going to be incorporated. The financing conditions are 28.800 euros anually for the next 3 years.
Our research team in respiratory medicine has obtained grant for 2 projects in the latest call for grant applications of the Health Care Research Fund (FIS)
With 2 new financed projects this research group ensures the continuity of some of the main lines of research it is developing.
Our research team in respiratory medicine has obtained a resounding success in the latest call for grant applications of the Health Care Research Fund (FIS). With 2 new financed projects, this research group ensures the continuity of some of the main lines of research it is developing. The new three year projects financed are the following:
1. Leaded by Dr. Nestor Soler, it's entitled: "Diagnostic value of Pancreatic Stone Protein (PSP / reg) in infectious exacerbation of COPD: relevance of the microbiome."2. Leaded by Dr. Jacob Sellarés, it's entitled: Association of MBL (Mannose binding lectin) pathway deficiency and pneumococcal serotypes in invasive pneumococcal disease. This is a bicentric coordinated study, the coordinating centre is Hospital La Fe de Valencia and the IP Dr. Rosario Menéndez.
The effect of neuraminidase inhibitors is analized by a consortium leaded by investigators of the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Nottingham
The results of this meta-analysis, in which Prof. Torres and IAMR have collaborated, have been recently published in Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal
This study includes 29 234 patients from 78 studies of patients admitted to hospital between Jan 2, 2009, and March 14, 2011. In conclusion, this meta-analysis advocates the early instigation of neuraminidase inhibitors treatment in adults admitted to hospital with suspected or proven influenza infection. Complete access to the results and methods of this meta-analysis are available in Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal. Prof. Antoni Torres is one of the authors and has contributed with data from the intensive respiratory unit that he leads at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona.