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  1. 18 November, 2021

    Four professionals at barnaclínic+ are among the best scientists in the world

    Mejores científicos del mundo 2021

    From the year 2001, Clarivate Analytics has published their ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ ranking. It’s a list which identifies the most influential researchers in the world and to form part of it you must find yourself among the 1% of most cited authors per field and year in the Web of Science. It’s one of the most prestigious classifications among the international academic and scientific community. And on this list of the best scientists in the world 2021 once again there are four professionals at barnaclínic+: Dr. Josep Dalmau, Dr. Ramon Estruch, Dr. Francesc Graus and Dr. Eduard Vieta.

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  2. 3 November, 2021

    Seven services of the Clínic among the best in the world in the ‘World’s Best Specialised Hospitals’ from Newsweek magazine

    Mejores hospitales del mundo por especialidades

    Once again Newsweek magazine has made their ranking of the best hospitals in the world by speciality, the ‘World’s Best Specialised Hospitals’ and the Hospital Clínic Group Barcelona has played an important role in it. The ranking from this year 2022 has for the first time widened the number of specialities analysed from seven to ten, and the Hospital Clínic Group has managed to have some of their services in up to seven of these categories.

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  3. 2 November, 2021

    Dr. Antonio de Lacy’s team at Hospital Clínic is a global point of reference in transanal surgery

    TaTME - Cirugía Transanal

    Surgical techniques are constantly evolving in order to improve the results while minimising the consequences caused by the intervention. One of the routes that is followed to achieve this last step is by reducing, where possible, the incisions employed in order to carry out the intervention. In this regard the approaches that take advantage of the natural orifices of the patient are being used more and more. Transanal total mesorectal excision or TaTME is one of these techniques, developed by the team lead by Dr. Antonio de Lacy, head of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Service at Hospital Clínic of Barcelona and oncology surgeon at barnaclínic+, it is currently considered one of the best treatment options for patients with colon and rectal cancer. Read more…

  4. 14 September, 2021

    The Clínic Eye Training Center is born, a model of excellence in ophthalmological training

    Clinic Eye Training Center

    The Hospital Clínic group has just put into motion a new project: the Clínic Eye Training Center (CETC). As part of the new Ophthalmological Surgery area, in the Maternity facility, the CETC was made with the aim of creating a model of excellence in  ophthalmological training and developing innovation projects at the same time. It’s state-of-the-art training in surgery and it’s the first practical-training project in ophthalmology in a public center in Europe.

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  5. 13 September, 2021

    Researches at Hospital Clínic group develop a new tool for diagnosing Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

    Diagnóstico del TEAF

    Researchers at the GRIE (Infancy and Environment Research Group) at Hospital Clínic-IDIBAPS, collaborators with the Neurodevelopmental Disorder Unit at barnaclínic+, have developed VisualTEAF, an app that, thanks to artificial intelligence, is able to help in the diagnosis of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). It’s the first diagnostic tool for FASD in which machine learning is used, a branch of artificial intelligence that allows machines to learn without being expressly programmed to do so.

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  6. 30 August, 2021

    The Hospital Clínic group incorporates disposable duodenoscopes in order to reduce the risk of in-hospital infections

    One of the main concerns in a hospital environment is avoiding nosocomial infections, ones which are contracted during a stay in a hospital and are usually caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria. During the COVID-19 pandemicpreventing infections of this type gained even more importance to, somehow, slow the spread of the disease. One of the possible sources of infection is when instruments that are difficult to disinfect are used on multiple patients.   

    “The endoscopes are made up of complex mechanisms that are difficult to disinfect 100%, this means that the complete sterilisation of these instruments is not always achieved”, explains Dr. Andrés Cárdenas, consultant at the Instituto Clínico de Enfermedades Digestivas y Metabólicas del Hospital Clínic (Clinical Institute of Digestive and Metabolic Disease of Hospital Clínic) and specialist at barnaclínic+. This is why, at Hospital Clínic group we’ve started using disposable duodenoscopes, a type of endoscope that’s longer in length and, due to its special characteristics, particularly complicated to effectively sterilise.  

     

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  7. 23 July, 2021

    What safety measures have we taken for COVID-19?

    At barnaclínic+, the health and safety of our patients and staff is the most important thing. To protect both you and ourselves, and thanks to the experience acquired by the centre in the management of the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, we have clearly defined hygiene and protection protocols based on the scientific evidence available. In accordance with these, we have put in place the corresponding safety measures for COVID-19.

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  8. 13 July, 2021

    Robot-assisted extraperitoneal gynaecologic cancer surgery has fewer surgical complications

    cirugía oncológica ginecológica robótica

    In recent years, minimally invasive surgery has found its way into many operating rooms, and gynaecologic cancer surgery is no exception. With robotic surgery, surgical complications are reduced and a better recovery of the patient is achieved. However, there are different possible approaches to perform these interventions. Now, for the first time, a study explores the differences between all of them in performing para-aortic lymph node dissection. This is a common procedure for gynaecological cancers to see if the cancer cells have spread.

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  9. 15 June, 2021

    The Hospital Clínic Group is the first centre in Spain to have a digital gamma camera

    Gammacámara digital

    In the study of disease, imaging tests are of great value. Both in the diagnosis and later when planning interventions, knowing exactly what the morphology of an organ or its functionality is like is key. For this reason, in recent years there has been a great technological effort to achieve greater precision in these tests. One of the latest technologies is the digital gamma camera, a device that has just been incorporated into the services of the Hospital Clínic Group, a pioneer in the use of this type of technology throughout Spain.

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  10. 31 May, 2021

    The Hospital Clínic is yet again this year among the three public centres with the best reputation in Spain

    Hospital Clínic de Barcelona

    After a very complicated year, in which the Covid-19 pandemic put a large part of the hospital centres around the world on the ropes, there was interest in knowing the results of the ranking that Merco, the Health Reputation Monitor has been preparing for seven years. The Hospital Clínic has once again become one of the leading centres in this classification, achieving for another year to be in the top three of the public centres with the best reputation in Spain, only surpassed by the Hospital Universitario La Paz de Madrid and ahead of the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio MarañónIt is the seventh consecutive year that Hospital Clínic has achieved the second position in the ranking.

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