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INSTITUT D'INVESTIGACIONS BIOMEDIQUES AUGUST PI I SUNYER - (IDIBAPS)

Maternal-Fetal Unit Hospital Clinic de Barcelona
Sabino Arana 1
08028 Barcelona
Spain

Main Website » www.idibaps.ub.edu

The Department and Research Centre in Maternal Fetal Medicine is an interdisciplinary team, with around 60 full-time staff of clinical, basic science and bioengineering (around 14 post-doc and 20 pre-doc researchers), and a consolidated research track record. It develops its clinical and research work at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona (HCPB) and IDIBAPS. It is a centre of excellence (Ministry of Science) in 4 areas: clinical fetal, pediatrics, basic science/animal lab and advanced technologies/bioengineering.

The clinical Department at Hospital Clinic is a large maternity unit (>4000 deliveries/year) and the largest south-European transnational referral centre for Fetal Medicine and Therapy, with over 1,900 cases, in excess of 150 fetal surgeries and more than18,000 fetal ultrasound procedures every year. The Fetal Growth Unit manages more than 400 cases of intrauterine growth restriction per year and has an established database of pregnancies. The Department of Biomedical Image at Hospital Clinic has a large Interventional Radiology Unit with clinical experience using x-ray guided placement of catheters in the uterine arteries to embolise large fibroids, or the uteroplacental circulation to place occlusive balloons to prevent or treat massive post-partum haemorrhage. The Neonatal Unit at Hospital Clinic (HCPB) has a large Intensive Care Neonatal Unit for preterm and term neonates with high experience in managing pathological cases. It also has specific units for long-term follow-up mainly related to neurodevelopment, cardiovascular adaptation and metabolic disorders.

Personnel Involved

Dr Eduard Gratacós
Dr Eduard Gratacós
Dr Francesc Figueras
Dr Francesc Figueras
Dr Fatima Crispi
Dr Fatima Crispi
Dr Violeta Tenorio
Dr Violeta Tenorio
Dr Marta Burrel
Dr Marta Burrel
Estefania Callado
Estefania Callado