VHIR Annual Report 201

Vall d'Hebron. Institut de Recerca

Pneumology

Ferran Morell Brotad

Introduction

The clinical and basic research activity of the Pulmonary Research Group is mainly centered on inflammation and repair, respiratory failure, and tissue hypoxia. Moreover, there is an interrelationship between these efforts and the study of pathologies such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung fibrosis, infections, lung transplantation, pulmonary hypertension, and respiratory sleep disorders

Research lines

  • Work-related diseases, asthma and fibrosis. IP: Ferran Morell Brotad
  • Cystic fibrosis and primary immunodeficiencies. IP: Javier de Gracia Roldán
  • COPD and pleural diseases. IP: Jaume Ferrer Sancho
  • Lung transplantation and pulmonary hypertension. IP: Antonio Román Broto
  • Sleep disorders. IP: Gabriel Sampol Rubio
  • Paediatric respiratory diseases. IP: Antonio Moreno Galdó

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Publications

Total: 26

Impact Factor: 113.564

avg. impact factor: 4.368

Selected articles

Olloquequi J, Montes JF, Prats A, Rodriguez E, Montero MA, Garcia-Valero J, Ferrer J.
Significant increase of CD57+ cells in pulmonary lymphoid follicles of COPD patients
Eur Respir J. 2011 Feb;37(2):289-98.
IF: 5.922

Jolles S, Bernatowska E, de Gracia J, Borte M, Cristea V, Peter HH, Belohradsky BH, Wahn V, Neufang-Huber J, Zenker O, Grimbacher B.
Efficacy and safety of Hizentra((R)) in patients with primary immunodeficiency after a dose-equivalent switch from intravenous or subcutaneous replacement therapy
Clin Immunol. 2011 Oct;141(1):90-102.
IF: 3.932

Morell F, Cruz MJ, Gomez FP, Rodriguez-Jerez F, Xaubet A, Munoz X.
Chacinero’s lung – hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to dry sausage dust
Scand J Work Environ Health. 2011 Jul;37(4):349-56. doi: 10.5271/sjweh.3151.
IF: 3.540

Vizcaya D, Mirabelli MC, Anto JM, Orriols R, Burgos F, Arjona L, Zock JP.
A workforce-based study of occupational exposures and asthma symptoms in cleaning workers
Occup Environ Med. 2011 Dec;68(12):914-9.
IF: 3.494

Espuga M, Munoz X, Plana E, Ramon MA, Morell F, Sunyer J, Cruz MJ.
Prevalence of possible occupational asthma in hairdressers working in hair salons for women
Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2011;155(4):379-88.
IF: 2.235

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Main research projects

PI: Muñoz Gall, Fco. Javier
Desarrollo de un modelo animal para el estudio del asma ocupacional ocasionada por la exposición a sales de persulfato

PI: Cruz Carmona, María Jesús
Potencial terapéutico de las células madre mesenquimales modificadas para secretar la proteína anti-inflamatoria sST2 en un modelo murino de asma ocupacional

PI: Morell Brotad, Ferran
¿Están las neumonitis por hipersensibilidad erróneamente diagnosticadas como fibrosis pulmonar idiopática?

PI: Morell Brotad, Ferran
Unitat de Recerca de Pneumologia

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Patents

JOSÉ MARÍA ARAN PERRAMON, ITZAR MARTÍNEZ GONZÁLEZ, MARÍA JESÚS CRUZ CARMONA, FRANCISCO JAVIER MUÑOZ GALL, JOAN RAMON MASCLANS ENVIZ, ORIOL ROCA GAS.
ENGINEERED STEM CELLS AND THEIR THERAPEUTIC USE
Application Form No: EP11382362.9

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