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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

Fanlo P, Espinosa G, Adan A, Fonollosa A, Segura A, en nombre del Grupo de Trabajo de Enfermedades Autoinmunes Sistémicas de la Soci, Miembros del Grupo de Trabajo de Enfermedades Autoinmunes Sistémicas de la Socie

Multidisciplinary care and units for uveitis in the internal medicine departments in Spain: Survey of the Systemic Autoimmune Diseases Group.

REVISTA CLINICA ESPANOLA, 2021, 221, 221-225 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rce.2019.11.018

Grau Amorós J, Formiga F, Aramburu Bodas O, Armengou Arxe A, Conde Martel A, Quesada Simón MA, Oropesa Juanes R, Satué Bartolomé JA, Dávila Ramos MF, Montero Pérez-Barquero M, Miembros del Registro RICA:

Hemoconcentration as a prognostic factor after hospital discharge in acute heart failure in the RICA registry.

REVISTA CLINICA ESPANOLA, 2019, 219, 1-9 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rce.2018.07.003

Torrente-Nieto A, Gómez-Resa M, Castro-Guardiola A

Purtscher-like retinopathy and systemic lupus erythematosus.

MEDICINA CLINICA, 2018, 151, 504-505 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.medcli.2018.02.001

Lemaitre S, Esquerda GM, Guardiola AC, Agustin JT, Sanda N, González-Candial M

Colon cancer and IgG4-related disease with orbital inflammation and bilateral optic perineuritis: A case report.

Medicine, 2018, 97, e12197 dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000012197

Xifra G, Castro A, Ortega FJ, Ricart W, Fernández-Real JM

The Trp64Arg ß3-adrenergic receptor gene polymorphism is associated with endothelium-dependent vasodilatation.

JOURNAL OF HUMAN HYPERTENSION, 2015, 29, 134-135 dx.doi.org/10.1038/jhh.2014.17

Moreno-Navarrete JM, Ortega F, Castro A, Sabater M, Ricart W, Fernández-Real JM

Circulating Omentin as a Novel Biomarker of Endothelial Dysfunction

Obesity, 2011, 19, 1552-1559 dx.doi.org/10.1038/oby.2010.351

López-Bermejo A, Ortega FJ, Castro A, Ricart W, Fernández-Real JM

The alarm secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor increases with progressive metabolic dysfunction

CLINICA CHIMICA ACTA, 2011, 412, 1122-1126 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cca.2011.02.037

Esteve E, Castro A, Moreno JM, Vendrell J, Ricart W, Fernández-Real JM

Circulating bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein (BPI) is associated with serum lipids and endothelial function

THROMBOSIS AND HAEMOSTASIS, 2010, 103, 780-787 dx.doi.org/10.1160/TH09-08-0596

Moreno-Navarrete JM, Ortega FJ, Bassols J, Castro A, Ricart W, Fernández-Real JM

Association of circulating lactoferrin concentration and 2 nonsynonymous LTF gene polymorphisms with dyslipidemia in men depends on glucose-tolerance status

CLINICAL CHEMISTRY, 2008, 54, 301-309 dx.doi.org/10.1373/clinchem.2007.095943

López-Bermejo A, Khosravi J, Ricart W, Castro A, Hwa V, Pratt KL, Casamitjana R, Rosenfeld RG, Fernández-Real JM

Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-related protein 1 (IGFBP-rP1/MAC25) is linked to endothelial-dependent vasodilation in high-ferritin type 2 diabetes

Diabetes Care, 2007, 30, 1615-1617 dx.doi.org/10.2337/dc06-1905
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