31 May, 2023
barnaclinic+ introduces osteochondral transplantation, a pioneering technique to treat cartilage lesions
A few weeks ago, barnaclinic+ added a new cutting-edge technique to its range of services for the treatment of articular cartilage injuries: the Fresh Osteochondral Transplant. This innovative surgical treatment offers hope and effective solutions for patients suffering from articular cartilage injuries who are looking to regain function and quality of life.
29 March, 2023
Cancer is one of the most common diseases. The great advances in medicine in recent years have made it possible to improve the survival rate of this disease. However, it is still the leading cause of death in the world today. One of the decisive factors for a good prognosis is the stage of development of the tumour. Many cases can be cured if detected early and treated effectively. For this reason, early cancer diagnosis programmes are a very important tool. barnaclinic+ currently has a new Medical Screening unit, which offers early diagnosis programmes for colon and rectal cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer and melanoma. This offer is now being extended to include the early diagnosis of prostate cancer, the most common tumour among men, and breast cancer, the most common among women. While the programmes themselves already existed, an updated portfolio of services has been defined. In these new programmes, as in those that already existed, patients will receive care from the best specialists in these areas, who have proven experience and are international benchmarks. Likewise, the most advanced and precise technology is available, which allows the identification of tumour lesions in their earliest stages.
28 March, 2023
Between the 20th and 22nd of March, a representation of barnaclinic+, formed by Carles Loran, our manager, Dr Pere Feliu, from iberoamedical and one of our collaborators, and Dr Jordi Rumià, a neurosurgeon who is part of the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Unit (UPTM) of the Clínic de Barcelona and barnaclínic+, visited the Dominican Republic. This visit has been promoted by Maximo Corporana Parkinson’s patient who was operated on by Dr Rumià himself and who, thanks to his intervention, has significantly improved all his symptoms. The aim of this mission focused on Santo Domingo was none other than to present the different services offered by barnaclinic+ for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, to sign a collaboration agreement with the Hospital General de la Plaza de la Salud (HGPS) and to discuss possible cooperation agreements with different entities in the country.
9 March, 2023
El Clínic de Barcelona is once again one of the best hospitals in the world according to World’s Best Hospitals
What defines a great hospital as first class? Undoubtedly, exquisite care, pioneering research and being innovative are three major pillars of this question. But there is one more characteristic that these great centres share: consistency. The best hospitals in the world consistently attract the best professionals and deliver the best outcomes for patients, as well as offer new therapies and conduct important research. Doing this on an annual basis is no trivial matter. For the fifth time, Newsweek magazine, in collaboration with Statista, has compiled its ranking of the world’s best hospitals, the World’s Best Hospitals 2023. And for yet another year, the Clínic de Barcelona has been among the best in Spain and the world.
2 March, 2023
An early diagnosis is usually always synonymous with a better prognosis. Both because the pathology has not developed enough to cause irreparable damage and because in earlier stages it is possible to use less aggressive treatments that lead to a better and faster recovery. Medical reviews are a very useful tool for all of this, which is why barnaclínic+ has set up a new unit specialising in medical check-up.
11 February, 2023
Science research has been essential for our development as a society. Thanks to it, many questions have been answered and it has been possible to find solutions to important problems. In the field of Medicine, this research constitutes one of its fundamental pillars, along with care and teaching. Through it, it has been possible to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients, significantly increasing our hope and quality of life. To make its importance visible, and on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, barnaclínic+ has given a voice to some of the main researchers in its medical staff, doctors Bàrbara Vidal, Marta Sitges, Elena Millà, Elizabeth Barba, Susana Puig and Isabel Vilaseca express their opinion on the value of science and the important role of women in research.
25 January, 2023
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. It is a problem that can affect between 20 and 50% of the adult population, affecting one in two men over the age of fifty. Despite being such a common disorder, it is still rare to talk about erectile dysfunction, on which an important social taboo still weighs. In this way, many men do not go to medical consultations to treat this problem, for which there are different types of treatment, the penile prosthesis being the last one when more conservative options have failed. It consists of placing a device inside the penis to try to optimise its rigidity when having sexual intercourse.
2 January, 2023
To improve the health sector, one of the fundamental keys is to promote innovation. Through it, it is possible to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare processes, and wealth is also generated by developing solutions that can later be marketed. For this reason, and for the second year, the Clínic Barcelona group has once again launched the Campus Clínic Innovation Awards. This is an initiative that seeks to help advance the state of maturity of the innovation that is being developed around the Campus Clínic towards the market. Once again, continuing to support the innovation and improvement projects of the Clínic Barcelona, barnaclínic+ has been one of the entities that have participated in these Awards, financing one of them.
29 November, 2022
Clínic Barcelona is a reference centre in Catalonia and Spain in terms of kidney transplant. Proof of this is the new record achieved this November when the unit managed to reach 200 kidney transplants in one year. This figure, which represents a unique milestone in Catalonia, has been confirmed by the Organización Nacional de Trasplantes (ONT) and has been achieved from the beginning of this year to the present.
25 November, 2022
Clarivate Analytics has released its 2022 ranking of the most cited scientists, the ‘Highly Cited Researchs’, which identifies the best researchers in the world. To be part of this list, it is necessary to be among the 1% of the most cited authors by field and year in the Web of Science. And three barnaclínic+ professionals appear on it: Dr Josep Dalmau, Dr Francesc Graus and Dr Eduard Vieta, all of whom were already on last year’s list.