The Neurosurgery Service of the Bellvitge University Hospital (HUB) has been designated as a Reference Centre for rotations of young neurosurgeons of the member societies of the Latin American Federation of Neurosurgery (FLANC). This certification comes shortly after the accreditation of the Service as a European Centre Training of Excellence.
A team of professionals from the Institute of Psychiatry and Mental Health of this Madrid’s Hospital visited the Pathological Gambling Unit of Bellvitge Hospital de on 19 January.
A large-scale study led by Duke University School and Durham Veterans Affairs, in which researchers from IDIBELL and the Bellvitge University Hospital have participated, has identified four genes associated with an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior.
The sharp increase in the Pathological Gambling and Behavioral Addictions Unit could be one of the lockdown’s consequences on mental health in the medium and long term. In the last decade, there had already been a growth of this type of consultations, but the figures since 2021 have skyrocketed.
It can take months before patients and families recognise that a disorder exists and reach out to healthcare providers.
Warning signs include relevance to the person's life, loss of self-control and withdrawal from other social, leisure and work/school activities.
The specialised unit of the Neurology Service of Bellvitge Hospital and the Catalan ALS Foundation Miquel Valls have renewed for four more years their close collaboration, which began in 2009. Strengthening and improving comprehensive and multidisciplinary care for ALS patients continues to be the main goal of the cooperation agreement, which has one of its major novelties in the LinkELA platform and app for online patient care.