Catalan physicians’ contributions to medicine: a historical view through eponyms

In medicine, it is common to name physical symptoms, syndromes or diseases after those personalities who first described them. It is what is known as eponyms. For almost 20 years, the Dr. Antoni Esteve Foundation has compiled a hundred contributions from Catalan doctors to the history of medicine thanks to the work of doctors Elena…

2021

Sabaté F. Ciència i llengua per al segle xxi: els Congressos de Metges i Biòlegs de Llengua Catalana. Annals de Medicina. 2021;104:113-115.

Article published in the journal Annals de Medicina by Ferran Sabaté on the subject of the online session The congresses of Catalan-speaking doctors and biologists. The past, the present and the challenges of the future, organized by the Dr. Antoni Esteve Foundation, the Catalan Society of the Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Medicine of Catalonia and the…

La ciencia impaciente durante la COVID-19

How have COVID-19 treatments and vaccines been reported in the midst of the news whirlwind and acceleration of science? Seven experts from the field of pharmacology, the publishing world and scientific journalism analyze the challenges and mistakes that have been made in communicating about drugs and vaccines during the current pandemic. They do it in…

2021

2020 Yearbook

2020 no longer started well. A few days after the start of the year, on February 29, died Sergi Erill Sáez, a pioneer of clinical pharmacology in Spain and founding director of the Dr. Antoni Esteve Foundation. Together with my mother and my brothers, we started this non-profit institution in 1983 with the goal of…

2021

Casino G, Prados A, Bosch F. Articles on drugs in the Spanish press: How much information and what topics make the news? Prisma Social. 2020;31:190-211.

News about drugs is important for health professionals, businesses, and the general public. However, studies examining news articles about drugs are lacking. This paper uses content analysis to examine articles about drugs in 17 Spanish newspapers (13 general, two business, and two professional) from 2008 through 2017. On average, general and business newspapers published three…

2020

Review and update of essential drug entries in the new Diccionari Enciclopèdic de Medicina (DEMCAT)

From the list that the World Health Organization compiled in 2019 with the drugs it considered essential, the Society of the Encyclopedic Dictionary of Medicine (SOCDEMCAT) and the Dr. Antoni Esteve Foundation have collaborated with TERMCAT in the terminological review and updating of 200 terms related to pharmacology, including those that have been used in…

2020

Practical guide for speakers with simultaneous interpretation

Speakers at international medical conferences know little about simultaneous interpreting, although it is essential for a correct transmission of the information presented at these events. As interpreters work on the basis of the speech that is given, the quality of the interpreted message depends to a large extent on the quality and suitability of said…

2020

L’informe mèdic: com millorar-ne la redacció per facilitar-ne la comprensió

A medical report is a text written by a doctor about a patient’s care process, describing processes, tests, and observations in order to arrive at a proper diagnosis and treatment. Reports are excerpts from a person’s biography in which doctors describe their health. They also allow for the development of clinical and epidemiological studies, and…

2020

Bosch F, du Souich P, Baños JE. Professor Sergi Erill Sáez (1938-2020): metge farmacòleg, docent, investigador, divulgador i gestor de la ciència. Annals de Medicina. 2020;103:92-96.

This article, published in the Annals de Medicina journal, is a review of the career of Sergio Erill Sáez (1938-2020), pioneer of clinical pharmacology in Spain and first director of the Dr. Antoni Esteve Foundation. Its current director, Fèlix Bosch, together with Patrick du Souich, from the department of pharmacology at the University of Montreal,…

2020