Research - Clinical Institute of Nephrology and Urology

The Clinical Institute of Nephrology and Urology of the Hospital Clínic develops lines of experimental and clinical research in the fields of urology, kidney and pancreatic transplantation, clinical nephrology and dialysis.

The research is mostly carried out at the August Pi Sunyer Institute for Biomedical Research (IDIBAPS) in the area of:

Research activities are also carried out in the CELLEX building and on thematic networks such as REDinREN.

ICNU's research groups focus on basic and translational research in the field of nephrology, with an Experimental Laboratory of Nephrology and Transplantation (LENIT) and a laboratory dedicated to basic and translational research in the field of urology, especially in urooncology. It also has several clinical research programs.

The main lines of research are grouped as follows:

  • Molecular diagnosis of bladder and prostate cancer, urinary tract tumors, and therapeutic response pathways in prostate cancer.
  • Cell therapy and renal regeneration
  • MTOR signaling: immunosuppression, proteinuria, cardiovascular disease
  • The role of immunosuppression and immunosuppressive drugs in post-transplant oncogenesis
  • Acute renal failure
  • Kidney disease and endothelial function
  • Identification of new uremic toxins
  • Bone-mineral disorders associated with chronic kidney disease
  • Psychosocial aspects of living donor kidney transplantation
  • Pancreatic transplant

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