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SJD Barcelona Children´s Hospital

Passeig Sant Joan de Déu, 2, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat

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A multidisciplinary team for the diagnosis, treatment and training of our patients and their families in the management of cystic fibrosis.

The Cystic Fibrosis Unit at SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital is a reference unit for the diagnosis and management of cystic fibrosis in children and young people aged 0 to 18. It has been recognised by the Department of Health of the Catalan Government since the neonatal screening programme in Catalonia began in September 1999.

Therefore, in addition to screening, we carry out the diagnosis and multidisciplinary management of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), as well as other forms of dysfunction of the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) protein .

Cystic fibrosis, or mucoviscidosis, is a serious disease that requires close multidisciplinary monitoring of the children to improve their quality of life and prognosis, since it requires multiple treatments, most of them for life.

Why SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital?

Multidisciplinar team

We work in coordination with multiple Hospital services under the coordination of the reference pediatric pulmonologist

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Close and effective monitoring

We have tools that favor direct contact between healthcare teams and patients and their families

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Patient and family training

The Unit runs a health education programme to teach the patient and their family about the disease and its optimal management at home. When the patient reaches adolescence, special emphasis is placed on self-care so that they can gradually become responsible for their own treatment and speak for themselves. This process culminates in transfer to the Adult Unit from the age of 18.

Our experience

147

Attended patients in the Cystic Fibrosis Unit

771

Outpatient medical appointments

522

Outpatient nurse appointments

220

The rehabilitation physiotherapy sessions

2018 numbers

Specialties and services

Our professionals

Jordi Costa Colomer
Pediatrician specializing in childhood pneumology
Maria Crespo Bosch
Social worker
Águeda Díaz Anadon
Paediatric otorhinolaryngologist
María Dolores García Arenas
Paediatric dietician-nutritionist
Camila García Volpe
Paediatrician specialist in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Cristina Latre Gorbe
Pharmacist
Silvia Meavilla Olivas
Paediatrician specialist in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Ariadna Riera Castelló
Pediatric physiotherapist
Mariela de Los Santos de Pelegrín
Paediatrician specialist in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Larisa Suárez Ortega
Paediatric endocrinologist
Mireia Vilella Sabaté
Pediatrician specializing in childhood pneumology

Research and scientific production

New therapeutic options for dealing with cystic fibrosis are constantly opening up thanks to clinical studies and trials with drugs aimed at correcting CFTR function. Since 2013 the SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Unit:

  • Has participated in 4 clinical trials
  • Has published 13 articles in scientific journals and book chapters on CF.
  • Has presented 27 papers at national and international courses, seminars and conferences.

In addition, the Unit actively participates in a number of national and international working groups. These include: