22/12/2015 - Press release
A study by the Cardiology Service's Heart Failure Unit at the Hospital del Mar and IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute) has demonstrated that patients with chronic heart failure (HF) who are telephonically monitored have better results with regard to relapse and rehospitalisation than patients that receive conventional on-site follow-up. For six months the researchers used an electronic platform to analyse the evolution of a group of telephonically monitored patients, who used videoconferencing to communicate with the healthcare team. According to the study published in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, the group being monitored using telemedicine also involved a 3,546 euro reduction in average cost per patient compared to the control group, over the six months of follow-up.
21/09/2015 - Press release
An uncommon variant of the gene EN1 contributes to bone mineral density and osteoporotic fractures, according to a study recently published in the journal Nature. Daniel Grinberg, expert in the Department of Genetics of the University of Barcelona (UB) and member of the Institute of Biomedicine of the UB (IBUB), has participated in the study. Xavier Nogués and Natàlia Garcia Giralt, experts at the Service of Internal Medicine of the Hospital del Mar and the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) also participate in the study, which is led by Brent Richards, professor at McGill University (Montreal, Canada). The study is also part of a research line on bone pathologies developed by the Centre for Biomedical Network Research on Rare Diseases (CIBERER), led by professors Daniel Grinberg and Susana Balcells (Department of Genetics of the UB and IBUB) with the collaboration of experts on internal medicine from the Hospital del Mar and the IMIM.
9/10/2012 - Press release
Patients with breast cancer that undergo a selective sentinel lymph node biopsy have a better quality of life 12 months after surgery than those submitted to lymph node dissection. "Until now, there was a slight controversy as to the benefits in terms of the quality of life of patients undergoing a sentinel lymph node biopsy compared to a lymph node dissection.” says Roser Belmonte, a doctor at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Hospital del Mar-Esperança and a researcher at IMIM.
24/05/2012 - Press release
Researchers at the IMIM (Hospital del Mar Research Institute) and the Hospital del Mar have studied the role of NK cells in the development and progression of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) when a viral infection is present. The results from the study show that these cells play a decisive role in the natural progression of the disease.
17/05/2012 - Press release
An international collaborative study with the participation of researchers from the IMIM (Hospital del Mar Research Institute), has studied whether the link between the levels of HDL cholesterol, commonly called “good cholesterol” and the risk of suffering an acute myocardial infarction is or isn’t causal, by using genetic biomarkers. The article will be published in the prestigious Lancet journal.
19/12/2011 - Institutional news
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded scientist Andrea Cerutti, an IMIM researcher and ICREA professor, an advanced grant, with funding of 2 million euros over a five-year period. The objective of the ERC Advanced Grant is to support excellent research projects in the field of science, which are highly innovative and led by prominent researchers with renowned international prestige, who may be from any EU member state or associated country.
25/12/2011 - Press release
For the first time, it has been discovered that neutrophils exist in the spleen without there being an infection. This important finding made by the research group on the Biology of B Cells of IMIM (Hospital del Mar Research Institute) in collaboration with researchers from Mount Sinai in New York, has also made it possible to determine that these neutrophils have an immunoregulating role.
20/12/2011 - Events
Last 14th December an event was held at the PRBB Auditorium; it was organized by the IMIM Group on Cardiovascular Risk and Nutrition to say goodbye to and thank the participants in the PREDIMED study, their involvement, availability and enthusiasm during the four years over which the project has developed (2003-2011).
11/11/2011 - Press release
A study lead by a team of researchers from the Hospital del Mar and its research institute, IMIM, concludes that post-menopausal women with osteoarthritis have a 20% greater risk of experiencing bone fractures due to osteoporosis and are at greater risk of falling –nearly 30% more than post-menopausal women without osteoarthritis
13/10/2011 - Press release
The Spanish Society of Cardiology (Sociedad Española de Cardiología or SEC) warns that the percentage of the Spanish population with a good control of cardiovascular risk factors is no higher than, at best, 65%, and at worst, 34%.