Their higher mortality is attributable to them being older patients with worse underlying pathology and preoperative status, according to a study

During the first wave of the pandemic, the risk of dying after a surgical complication increased from 12.8% to 19%, probably due to the difficult situation in hospitals

These are the conclusions of a large study carried out in 25 Spanish hospitals and coordinated by the Bellvitge Hospital, which has been published in the British Journal of Surgery

Bellvitge Hospital is actively participating in two of the programmes to stimulate scientific vocations among young people that the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation will launch in the coming months. These are Bojos per la ciencia (Mad for Science), which is already calling for applications, and Joves per la Medicina (Youth for Medicine), which will do so on 20 September

Older adults who are overweight or obese who stick most closely to the Mediterranean diet preserve their cognitive performance and even improve their abilities after three years, according to a study led by researchers at the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, IDIBELL, Hospital de Bellvitge and the CIBEROBN, published in the journal Clinical Nutrition.

The University of Barcelona (UB), Bellvitge University Hospital (HUB) and the company ABEX Excelencia Robótica have created the UB - Bellvitge University Hospital - Abex Chair in Robotic Surgery, Its aim is to promote the teaching and research in this field within five surgical specialties. It is the second chair of its kind in Spain and the first with business backing

It is a large-format sculptural installation commissioned by the Westfield La Maquinista shopping centre, which has now been donated to the hospital

It will be permanently installed on the terrace of the Outpatients' Department building

The results of a study carried out at Bellvitge Hospital by Dr Mónica Povedano for her doctoral dissertation reinforce the value of centralised care for the disease