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Internal Medicine is the main medical discipline in the care of adults with one or several complex acute or chronic diseases. The main areas of action are the complex chronic patient, acute patient, medical and surgical unit support, management of multi-organ diseases and the diagnosis and management of poorly defined syndromic pictures and minority diseases. Our Internal Medicine Service manages 1300 annual discharges, 1100 hospital interconsultations and 800 first visits to outpatient clinics. The main DRGs are infectious diseases, cardiac insufficiency and venous thromboembolic disease, as well as systemic-autoimmune diseases due to their idiosyncrasy.

From this environment arises the type of research in which the group feels involved, basically clinical-epidemiological to better understand the risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of the pathologies that we assist.

Currently the staff is made up of 14 doctors with a post and 7 resident doctors. Most of them are interested and involved in research.

Main lines of research
  • Venous thromboembolic disease
  • Infectious Diseases: COVID-19, AIDS, MTS, Tuberculosis, ARI/Pneumonia.
  • Cardiac insufficiency
  • Autoimmune-systemic diseases.
Strategic objectives
  • Clinical-epidemiological research
  • Participation in National Registries
  • Participation in Phase II-III Clinical Trials
  • Development of Doctoral Theses
Weinberg I, Elgendy IY, Dicks AB, Marchena PJ, Malý R, Francisco I, Pedrajas JM, Font C, Hernández-Blasco L, Monreal M, RIETE Investigators

Comparison of Presentation, Treatment, and Outcomes of Venous Thromboembolism in Long-Term Immobile Patients Based on Age.

Ruiz-Hueso R, Salamanca-Bautista P, Quesada-Simón MA, Yun S, Conde-Martel A, Morales-Rull JL, Suárez-Gil R, García-García JÁ, Llàcer P, Fonseca-Aizpuru EM, Amores-Arriaga B, Martínez-González Á, Armengou-Arxe A, Peña-Somovilla JL, López-Reboiro ML, Aramburu-Bodas Ó

Estimating the Prevalence of Cardiac Amyloidosis in Old Patients with Heart Failure-Barriers and Opportunities for Improvement: The PREVAMIC Study.

Journal of Clinical Medicine, 2023, 12
Salamanca-Bautista P, Romero-Correa M, Formiga F, Antequera-Martín-Portugués I, Llàcer P, Marrero-Medina IG, Calderón-Jiménez P, Moreno-Palanco MÁ, Armengou-Arxe A, Gonzalo-Pascua S, Piñeiro-Parga P, Aramburu-Bodas Ó, EPICTER Investigators group

Safety of benzodiazepines in patients with acute heart failure: A propensity score-matching study.

Alves-Cabratosa L, Comas-Cufí M, Blanch J, Martí-Lluch R, Ponjoan A, Castro-Guardiola A, Hurtado-Ganoza A, Pérez-Jaén A, Rexach-Fumaña M, Faixedas-Brunsoms D, Gispert-Ametller MA, Guell-Cargol A, Rodriguez-Batista M, Santaularia-Font F, Orriols R, Bonnin-Vilaplana M, Calderón López JC, Sabater-Talaverano G, Queralt Moles FX, Rodriguez-Requejo S, Avellana-Revuelta E, Balló E, Fages-Masmiquel E, Sirvent JM, Lorencio C, Morales-Pedrosa JM, Ortiz-Ballujera P, Ramos R

Individuals With SARS-CoV-2 Infection During the First and Second Waves in Catalonia, Spain: Retrospective Observational Study Using Daily Updated Data

JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 2022, 8
Álvarez Bravo G, Sánchez Cirera L, Angerri Nadal M, Ramió I Torrentà L

Clinical heterogeneity in patients with myoclonus associated to COVID-19

NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, 2022, 43, 1587-1592
González-Franco Á, Cerqueiro González JM, Arévalo-Lorido JC, Álvarez-Rocha P, Carrascosa-García S, Armengou A, Guzmán-García M, Trullàs JC, Montero-Pérez-Barquero M, Manzano L, RICA registry investigators

Morbidity and mortality in elderly patients with heart failure managed with a comprehensive care model vs. usual care: The UMIPIC program.

Revista Clinica Espanola, 2022, 222, 123-130
Poyatos P, Luque N, Eizaguirre S, Sabater G, Sebastián L, Albesa ÍF, Peracaula M, Boixadé M, Orriols R, Tura-Ceide O

Post-COVID-19 patients show an increased endothelial progenitor cell production

Roso-Llorach A, Serra-Picamal X, Cos FX, Pallejà-Millán M, Mateu L, Rosell A, Almirante B, Ferrer J, Gasa M, Gudiol C, Moreno AM, Morales-Rull JL, Rexach M, Sabater G, Auguet T, Vidal F, Lerida A, Rebull J, Khunti K, Argimon JM, Paredes R

Evolving mortality and clinical outcomes of hospitalized subjects during successive COVID-19 waves in Catalonia, Spain.

Global Epidemiology, 2022, 4, 100071-100071
Giorgi-Pierfranceschi M, Monreal M, Di Micco P, Francisco I, Hernández-Blasco L, Madridano O, López-Sáez JB, Hernando E, Meireles J, Dentali F, The Riete Investigators

Prognostic Impact of Active Cigarette Smoking on Mortality in Patients with Acute Venous Thromboembolic Events, Findings from Real World Data

Medicina-Lithuania, 2022, 58
Arroyo-Garcia N, Badia JM, Vázquez A, Pera M, Parés D, Limón E, Almendral A, Piriz M, Díez C, Fraccalvieri D, López-Contreras J, Pujol M, Members of the VINCat Colorectal Surveillance Team, VINCat Program

An interventional nationwide surveillance program lowers postoperative infection rates in elective colorectal surgery. A cohort study (2008-2019)

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 2022, 102, 106611-106611
Competitive projects
Codi oficial: 101046118 Start date:01/12/2021 Data fi: 31/05/2024 Investigador/a principal: RAFEL RAMOS BLANES, RAMON BRUGADA TERRADELLAS, ANTONI CASTRO GUARDIOLA Organisme finançador: EUROPEAN COMISSION Ajuda: 378,125 €
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