Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR)

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Coordinator of the Smoking Area of the Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR)

Clinical Head of the Thoracic Surgery Department at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona, co-coordinator of the CASSANDRA lung cancer screening project and director of Integrated Research Projects in Thoracic Oncology at the Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR)

Pneumologist, coordinator of the Pulmonary Circulation Area of the Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR)

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A study has analysed the association between ambient temperature and hospital mortality from respiratory diseases in the provinces of Madrid and Barcelona between 2006 and 2019. Their results indicate that high summer temperatures were responsible for 16% and 22.1% of all fatal hospitalisations for respiratory diseases in Madrid and Barcelona, respectively. According to the team, led by ISGlobal, "unless effective adaptation measures are taken in hospitals, global warming could exacerbate mortality in patients admitted for respiratory diseases during the summer period". The research is published in the journal The Lancet Regional Health - Europe.


On the occasion of World Cancer Research Day on 24 September, the Science Media Centre Spain organised an information session on mass screening. At the meeting, researchers Adrian Aginagalde, Isabel Portillo and Juan Carlos Trujillo explained how mass screening is studied, analysed its advantages and disadvantages, explained how its implementation is decided and what new developments we can expect.


In an interview on TV3's Els Matins, the Catalan government's health minister Josep Maria Argimon explained that they are preparing a regulation to ban smoking on bar terraces and make them "smoke-free spaces". They are also considering adding canopies and the entrances and exits of schools to the ban.