During 2021, CRIPS have developed basic, translational and clinical research in the field of the COVID-19 infection, including long-COVID-19, and therapeutics and management options to improve the outcome of infected subjects. Additionally, we conducted systematic reviews and meta-analysis to improve strategies to diagnose, prevent, improve management and solve clinical problems related to respiratory infections, sepsis & other severe infectious diseases, including immune-phenotypes in influenza and other respiratory viruses. CRIPS was conducting multidisciplinary & network research projects on ARDS, quality and implementation of clinical practice guidelines, definitions validation and algorithms of ventilator-associated events, including the children’s ICU. Likewise, we lead education & advanced research in critical care, sepsis & solid organ transplants.

Group Leader
Jordi Rello Condomines

Principal Investigator (PI)
Joan Balcells Ramirez

Yolanda Peña Lopez

PhD Students
Andrea Freixa Benavente, Carlos Jimenez Padilla, Raquel Martinez Reviejo, Marta Pere Peña, Sofia Tejada Magraner, Miriam Cristine Vah Machado

Nursing and Technical Staff
Anna Enrich Font, Beatriz Gracia Lillo, José Alejandro Marin Figuera, Maria Jose Muñoz Blanco, Tarsila Vieceli








Abbas A, Abdukahil SA, Abdulkadir NN, Abe R, Abel L, Absil L, Acharya S, Acker A, Adachi S, Adam E, Adriao D, Ageel SA, Ahmed S, Ain Q, Ainscough K, Aisa T, Rello J, et al.
The value of open-source clinical science in pandemic response: lessons from ISARIC
Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2021 Dec;21(12):1623-1624.
DOI: DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(21)00565-X.
IF: 25.071

Soriano JB, Waterer G, Penalvo JL, Rello J
Nefer, Sinuhe and clinical research assessing post-COVID-19 syndrome
European Respiratory Journal 2021 Apr 29;57(4). pii: 13993003.04423-2020.
DOI: DOI: 10.1183/13993003.04423-2020
IF: 16.671

Vogelaers D, Blot S, Van den Berge A, Montravers P, Francois G, Labeau S, Blot K, Deschepper M, Antonelli M, Lipman J, Vogelaers D, Lamrous A, Pereyra C, Rello J, et al.
Antimicrobial Lessons From a Large Observational Cohort on Intra-abdominal Infections in Intensive Care Units
Drugs. 2021 Jun;81(9):1065-1078.
DOI: DOI: 10.1007/s40265-021-01534-w
IF: 9.546

Marin-Corral J, Pascual-Guardia S, Amati F, Aliberti S, Masclans JR, Soni N, Rodriguez A, Sibila O, Sanz F, Sotgiu G, Anzueto A, Dimakou K, Petrino R, van de Garde E, Restrepo MI, Aruj PK, Attorri S, Barimboim E, Caeiro JP, Garzon MI, Cambursano VH, Cecatto A, Chertcoff J, Lascar F, Di Tulio F, Diaz AC, Rello J
Aspiration Risk Factors, Microbiology, and Empiric Antibiotics for Patients Hospitalized With Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Chest. 2021 Jan;159(1):58-72.
DOI: DOI: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.06.079
IF: 9.41

Rello J, Alonso-Tarres C
Emerging Technologies for Microbiologic Diagnosis of Sepsis: The rapid determination of resistance to antimicrobial agents should be the key
Clinical Infectious Disseases. 2021 Oct 5;73(7):1173-1175.
DOI: DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciab355
IF: 9.079

Efecto del tratamiento preoperatorio con estatinas tanto del donante como del receptor en la incidencia de disfunción primaria del injerto
Principal Investigator: Alberto Sandiumenge Camps
Agency: Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Funding: 62,920 €
Period: 2020-2022

Formación Online sobre limitación del tratamiento de soporte vital y el proceso de donación en muerte encefálica y asistólica para profesionales del paciente crítico
Principal Investigator: Alberto Sandiumenge Camps
Agency: Ministerio Sanidad, Asuntos Sociales
Funding: 35,000 €
Period: 2020-2021

Proceso de Donación y trasplante de órganos y tejidos (19ª edición)
Principal Investigator: Teresa Pont Castellana
Agency: Ministerio Sanidad, Servicios Sociales, Igualdad
Funding: 25,000 €
Period: 2020-2021

Influències genètiques i ambientals en la recuperació de lesió cerebral pediàtrica severa
Principal Investigator: Joan Balcells Ramirez
Agency: National Institutes of Health (USA)
Funding: 15,000 €
Period: 2016-2021

ASCEND (ARDS in Children and ECMO initiation strategies impact on Neuro-Development)
Principal Investigator: Joan Balcells Ramirez
Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Funding:  9,078.48 €
Period: 2017-2022