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Researchers from the BITRECS programme are working in individual research projects aiming to improve health and life quality for society. Find more inofrmation about them and their projects in Fellows section.

They have generated various publications since the beginning of their work on their projects. Those documents are evidences of the scientific progress they have achieved since 2019, year in which they all joined the programme.

Below you will find a list of the available publications sorted by fellow:

Helena Ariño

Helena Ariño, Ester Coutinho, Thomas A. Pollak, Robert Stewart. Real-world experience of assessing antibodies against the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR-IgG) in psychiatric patients. A retrospective single-centre study. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, Volume 98, 2021, Pages 330-336, ISSN 0889-1591. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2021.08.233 

Lorna Leal

Usero L, Miralles L, Esteban I, Pastor-Quiñones C, Maleno MJ, Leal L, García F, Plana M. Feasibility of using monocyte-derived dendritic cells obtained from cryopreserved cells for DC-based vaccines. J Immunol Methods. 2021 Sep 2;498:113133. doi: 10.1016/j.jim.2021.113133 Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34480950.


Gómez, C.E.; Perdiguero, B.; Usero, L.; Marcos-Villar, L.; Miralles, L.; Leal, L.; Sorzano, C.Ó.S.; Sánchez-Corzo, C.; Plana, M.; García, F.; et al. Enhancement of the HIV-1-Specific Immune Response Induced by an mRNA Vaccine through Boosting with a Poxvirus MVA Vector Expressing the Same Antigen Vaccines 2021, 9, 959. https://doi.org/10.3390/ vaccines9090959


Esteban I, Pastor-Quiñones C, Usero L, Plana M, García F, Leal L. In the Era of mRNA Vaccines, Is There Any Hope for HIV Functional Cure? Viruses. 2021 Mar 18;13(3):501. doi: 10.3390/v13030501.


Leal L, Fehér C, Richart V, Torres B, García F. Antiretroviral Therapy Interruption (ATI) in HIV-1 Infected Patients Participating in Therapeutic Vaccine Trials: Surrogate Markers of Virological Response. Vaccines (Basel). 2020 Aug 5;8(3):442. doi: 10.3390/vaccines8030442.

Gianluigi Li Bassi

See Hoe LE, Suen JY, Li Bassi G, McGiffin DC, Fraser. Hypothermic Ex Vivo Perfusion: Protecting the Donor Heart and the Recipient. ASAIO J. 2020 Jul;66(7):e99. 10.1097/MAT.0000000000001102


Li Bassi G, Suen JY, White N, Dalton HJ, Fanning J, Corley A, Shrapnel S, Hinton S, Forsyth S, Parsons R, Laffey JG, Fan E, Bartlett R, Brodie D, Burrell A, Chiumello D, Elhazmi A, Grasselli G, Hodgson C, Ichiba S, Luna C, Marwali E, Merson L, Murthy S, Nichol A, Panigada M, Pelosi P, Torres A, Ng PY, Ogino M, Fraser JF. Assessment of 28-Day In-Hospital Mortality in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: An International Cohort Study. Crit Care Explor. 2021 Nov 5;3(11):e0567. doi: 10.1097/CCE.0000000000000567. PMID: 34765979; PMCID: PMC8575423.


Li Bassi, G., Suen, J.Y., Dalton, H.J. et al. An appraisal of respiratory system compliance in mechanically ventilated covid-19 patients. Crit Care 25, 199 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13054-021-03518-4


Luis Gerardo Rodríguez Lobato

Bruno B, Wäsch R, Engelhardt M, Gay F, Giaccone L, D'Agostino M, Rodríguez-Lobato LG, Danhof S, Gagelmann N, Kröger N, Popat R, Van de Donk NWCJ, Terpos E, Dimopoulos MA, Sonneveld P, Einsele H, Boccadoro M. European Myeloma Network perspective on CAR T-Cell therapies for multiple myeloma. Haematologica. 2021 Apr 1. doi: 10.3324/haematol.2020.276402. Epub ahead of print.


Uribe-Herranz M, Klein-González N, Rodríguez-Lobato LG, Juan M, de Larrea CF.Gut Microbiota Influence in Hematological Malignancies: From Genesis to Cure. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Jan 20;22(3):1026. doi: 10.3390/ijms22031026.


Rodríguez-Lobato, L.G.; Oliver-Caldés, A.; Moreno, D.F.; Fernández de Larrea, C.; Bladé, J. Why Immunotherapy Fails in Multiple Myeloma. Hemato 2021, 2, 1-42. https://doi.org/10.3390/hemato2010001


Rodríguez-Lobato LG, Ganzetti M, Fernández de Larrea C, Hudecek M, Einsele H, Danhof S. CAR T-Cells in Multiple Myeloma: State of the Art and Future Directions. Front Oncol. 2020 Jul 28;10:1243. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2020.01243

Isabel Valli

Valli I, Serna E, Borràs R, Ilzarbe D, Baeza I, Picouto MD, Baltasar I, Moreno D, Bernardo M, Young AH, Vieta E, Sugranyes G, Castro-Fornieles J. Cognitive heterogeneity in the offspring of patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder: a cluster analysis across family risk. J Affect Disord. 2021 Mar 1;282:757-765. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.12.090

Norma Verdolini

Verdolini N, Amoretti S, Mezquida G, Cuesta MJ, Pina-Camacho L, García-Rizo C, Lobo A, González-Pinto A, Merchán-Naranjo J, Corripio I, Salagre E, Baeza I, Bergé D, Garriga M, Bioque M, Vallespir C, Serra M, Vieta E, Bernardo M. The effect of family environment and psychiatric family history on psychosocial functioning in first-episode psychosis at baseline and after 2 years. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2021 Apr 12;49:54-68. doi: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2021.03.015.


Verdolini N, Amoretti S, Montejo L, García-Rizo C, Hogg B, Mezquida G, Rabelo-da-Ponte FD, Vallespir C, Radua J, Martinez-Aran A, Pacchiarotti I, Rosa AR, Bernardo M, Vieta E, Torrent C, Solé B. Resilience and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Affect Disord. 2021 Mar 15;283:156-164. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2021.01.055.


Solé B, Verdolini N, Amoretti S, Montejo L, Rosa AR, Hogg B, Garcia-Rizo C, Mezquida G, Bernardo M, Martinez-Aran A, Vieta E, Torrent C. Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown in Spain: comparison between community controls and patients with a psychiatric disorder. Preliminary results from the BRIS-MHC STUDY. J Affect Disord. 2021 Feb 15;281:13-23. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.11.099.


Salagre E, Grande I, Jiménez E, Mezquida G, Cuesta MJ, Llorente C, Amoretti S, Lobo A, González-Pinto A, Carballo JJ, Corripio I, Verdolini N, Castro-Fornieles J, Legido T, Carvalho AF, Vieta E, Bernardo M; PEPs Group. Trajectories of suicidal ideation after first-episode psychosis: a growth mixture modeling approach Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2021 May;143(5):418-433. doi: 10.1111/acps.13279.


Verdolini N, Amoretti S, Montejo L, García-Rizo C, Hogg B, Mezquida G, Rabelo-da-Ponte FD, Vallespir C, Radua J, Martinez-Aran A, Pacchiarotti I, Rosa AR, Bernardo M, Vieta E, Torrent C, Solé B. Resilience, prevention and positive psychiatry. J Affect Disord. 2021 Mar 15;283:156-164. Epub 2021 Jan 29.PMID: 33556749 Free PMC article. 10.1111/acps.13288


Amoretti S, Verdolini N, Mezquida G, Rabelo-da-Ponte FD, Cuesta MJ, Pina-Camacho L, Gomez-Ramiro M, De-la-Cámara C, González-Pinto A, Díaz-Caneja CM, Corripio I, Vieta E, de la Serna E, Mané A, Solé B, Carvalho AF, Serra M, Bernardo M. Identifying clinical clusters with distinct trajectories in first-episode psychosis through an unsupervised machine learning technique. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2021 Jun;47:112-129. doi: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2021.01.095.


Verdolini N, Hidalgo-Mazzei D, Del Matto L, Muscas M, Pacchiarotti I, Murru A, Samalin L, Aedo A, Tohen M, Grunze H, Young AH, Carvalho AF, Vieta E. Long-term treatment of bipolar disorder type I: A systematic and critical review of clinical guidelines with derived practice algorithms. Bipolar Disord. 2020 Dec 22. doi: 10.1111/bdi.13040. Epub ahead of print.


Salagre E, Grande I, Solé B, Mezquida G, Cuesta MJ, Díaz-Caneja CM, Amoretti S, Lobo A, González-Pinto A, Moreno C, Pina-Camacho L, Corripio I, Baeza I, Bergé D, Verdolini N, Carvalho AF, Vieta E, Bernardo M, PEPs Group. Exploring Risk and Resilient Profiles for Functional Impairment and Baseline Predictors in a 2-Year Follow-Up First-Episode Psychosis Cohort Using Latent Class Growth AnalysisJ Clin Med. 2020 Dec 28;10(1):73. doi: 10.3390/jcm10010073.


Pacchiarotti I, Anmella G, Fico G, Verdolini N, Vieta E. A psychiatrist's perspective from a COVID-19 epicentre: a personal account. BJPsych Open. 2020 Sep 9;6(5):e108. doi: 10.1192/bjo.2020.83.


Anmella G, Fico G, Roca A, Gómez-Ramiro M, Vázquez M, Murru A, Pacchiarotti I, Verdolini N, Vieta E. Unravelling potential severe psychiatric repercussions on healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 crisis. J Affect Disord. 2020 Aug 1;273:422-424. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.05.061


Pacchiarotti I, Kotzalidis GD, Murru A, Mazzarini L, Rapinesi C, Valentí M, Anmella G, Gomes-da-Costa S, Gimenez A, Llach C, Perugi G, Vieta E, Verdolini N. Mixed Features in Depression: The Unmet Needs of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2020 Mar;43(1):59-68. doi: 10.1016/j.psc.2019.10.006. 

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