Blog barnaclínic

  1. 21 July, 2023

    Study demonstrates the usefulness of deep brain stimulation for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

    Electroestimulación cerebral profunda para trastorno bipolar y esquizofrenia

    An article that has recently been published in the Journal of Psychiatry and Mental Health, [1] in which various barnaclínic+ professionals have participated, has shown that deep brain stimulation, a surgical procedure that involves the placement of a device called a neurostimulator that sends electrical impulses to specific areas of the brain, it can be a safe and effective alternative for complex cases of patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder who do not respond to usual therapies.

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  2. 18 July, 2023

    The neurosurgery operating room incorporates new angiography/CT equipment

    The integrated neurosurgery operating room has recently been renovated to continue offering the latest and best technology in intraoperative imaging. In this case, angiography/computed tomography (CT) equipment has been incorporated into the facilities, a new tool that allows for further improvement of both patient safety and the efficiency of interventions and which has been acquired thanks to European Union funds through the Investment Plan in High Technology Equipment (INVEAT). Thanks to this new equipment, the integrated neurosurgery operating room significantly improves its performance and thus increases its quality of care. “With the new angiogram we manage, on the one hand, to improve patient safety during interventions and minimize the risk of complications, and on the other we manage to be more effective. All of this has a direct impact on the patient”, explains Dr Joaquim Enseñat, head of the Neurosurgery Service at Hospital Clínic and neurosurgeon at barnaclínic+.

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  3. 8 June, 2023

    barnaclinic+ incorporates laser ablation for the treatment of brain tumours and epilepsy

    In 2021, the Clínic de Barcelona incorporated laser ablation in the treatment of some patients with brain tumours or epilepsy. This technique is now available at barnaclinic+, thus increasing the portfolio of services the centre offers and facilitating patient access to this technology. “Laser ablation is a minimally invasive technique with very good results that reduces the risk of complications and allows an earlier recovery than conventional surgery” explains Dr Joaquim Enseñat, head of the Neurosurgery Department at Hospital Clínica de Barcelona and barnaclinic+ professional.

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  4. 3 March, 2021

    New laser treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy

    The Hospital Clínic Group has recently acquired new interstitial laser equipment for its Epilepsy Unit. This minimally invasive technology can be used, among other things, to treat those types of epilepsy that do not respond to conventional pharmacological treatments and which account for 30% of all patients with epilepsy.

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