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Calcitriol supplementation is useful against COVID-19 in patients with advanced renal failure
Calcitriol supplementation is useful against COVID-19 in patients with advanced renal failure 750 502 Guillem Cebrian

Earlier this month the open access scientific journal Biomedicines published an observational study on the effect of calcitriol supplementation in relation to the risk of SARS-CoV2 infection or COVID-19 mortality. This population study was based on a sample of 8076 patients resident in Catalonia who had been under treatment from April 2019 to February 2020. They have participated in the study Dr. Joaquim Oristrell and the pre-doctoral researcher Enrique Casado, from

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The critically ill elderly patient with COVID-19 and the disparate affect in men and women
The critically ill elderly patient with COVID-19 and the disparate affect in men and women 1080 734 Guillem Cebrian

For almost four years, Dr. Antonio Artigas, from the translational patient research group in the area of ​​infections and immunology at I3PT, is working on a line of research on the critically ill elderly in intensive care units (ICU). ): how to classify them, what are their prognoses, superinfections, sepsis… Due to the pandemic of COVID-19, during the last year several sub-studies have been derived from their research on the critically ill elderly…

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Cytoadhesins as a target protein to fight infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Cytoadhesins as a target protein to fight infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria 571 343 Guillem Cebrian

Adhesins from pathogenic bacteria are essential molecules to initiate the infection process, as they allow the bacterium to adhere to the surface of the host cell. Therefore, understanding how they work could facilitate the development of antibacterial drugs with a different mechanism of action than antibiotics, thus allowing the fight against resistant bacteria. These studies could also provide clues to combat viral infections, as the cellular adhesion mechanism of some viruses bears significant similarities to that of bacteria.

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Early therapy of patients with COVID-19
Early therapy of patients with COVID-19 928 631 Guillem Cebrian

At the beginning of February, the most important journal in the world in the category of infectious diseases (according to the Journal Citation Reports), Lancet of Infectious Diseases, published a scientific article on the study of Covid-19 transmission in Catalonia. between March 17 and April 28, 2020. This article is derived from a previous study that began with the outbreak of the pandemic in Spain and has gone…

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Special preparation diet for colonoscopy (1 day vs 3 days)
Special preparation diet for colonoscopy (1 day vs 3 days) 1080 868 Guillem Cebrian

In the last quarter of the year has been published in the journal of gastroenterology and hepatology, Digestive Endoscopy, the scientific article resulting from a two-year study (2018-2020) comparing a day of low-residue diet for to the preparation of the colonoscopy with the usual three days. Led by researchers Salvador Machlab, Rafael Campo and Eva Martínez-Bauer, all members of the Digestive Endoscopy Unit of Parc Taulí (doctors and nurses) took part. Too…

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CD4 and CD8 lymphocytes in the progression of SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia
CD4 and CD8 lymphocytes in the progression of SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia 1080 608 Guillem Cebrian

On November 9, the scientific article published in Parc Taulí's first research project on COVID-19 was published in the journal Viruses. The following researchers from the I3PT took part in the study: Joan Calvet, Jordi Gratacós, María José Amengual, Maria Llop, Marta Navarro, Amàlia Moreno, Alejandra Serrano, Cristòbal Orellana and Manel Cervantes; together with Antoni Berenguer-Llergo, from IRB Barcelona. This publication aims to evaluate lymphocyte subsets as predictive factors…

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