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2015

Could an app make chronic pain less chronic, more bearable?

Mobile Health Global 03/07/2015 | Chronic pain has serious impact on the sufferers’ life and can leave sequelae, but it is just recently that has been started to be considered a pathology in itself. Could an app help relief chronic pain, then?

Health apps’ avalanche

El Punt Avui 16/03/2015 | Trust and utility are key in mobile health apps (news in catalan).

Fibromyalgia app

RNE Tarragona 09/03/2015 | ALGOS research group launches Fibroline, an app to treat fibromyalgia (news in catalan).

MWC15: “Mobile is eating the world”

Mobile Health Global 06/03/2015 | Mobile Health Global talked to mobile health household names that participated in the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

“It hurts me”. Living with pain

Diari ARA 28/02/2015 | Chronic pain affects kids and adolescents, who not always recieve the support they need (news in catalan).

Fibromyalgia app

Radio 5 (RNE) 26/02/2015 | ALGOS research group launches Fibroline, an app to treat fibromyalgia (news in spanish).

A program of the URV is seeking funds to treat chronic pain

Més Tarragona 25/02/2015 | ALGOS psychologists have treat 250 people since 2007 (news in catalan).

A mobile app to manage fibromyalgia

La Mañana de TVE 17/02/2015 | ALGOS research group launches Fibroline, an app to treat fibromyalgia directed to patients and physicians (Saber Vivir program section, minute 42:45) (news in spanish).

“Since childhood I have migraine”

La Vanguardia 15/02/2015 | URV psychologists teach children and youth with chronic pain techniques to improve their quality of life.

A mobile app to manage pain

La Vanguardia 15/02/2015 | ALGOS research group launches Fibroline, an app to treat fibromyalgia directed to patients and physicians (news in spanish).

Talking with Dr. Miró about pediatric chronic pain

La 2 09/02/2015 | Chronic pain can affect the entire population, including children and adolescents.

Dr. Jordi Miró will appear at the program Para todos, La 2 of RTVE talking about pediatric chronic pain

IISPV 06/02/2015 | The program will air next Monday, 9th February, at 12 pm.

Painometer, the pain-related app developed in the URV, receives another scientific recognition

Tinet 23/01/2015 | The Grünenthal Foundation, along with the Extraordinary Chair of Pain of the Salamanca University, has given the 1st Honourable Mention of the Pain Research Award 2014 to the group ALGOS for the study Development and testing of Painometer: a smartphone application to assess pain intensity (news in catalan).

Related news: InfoMakis (news in catalan), URV Activa (news in catalan).

Living with chronic pain

La Vanguardia 18/01/2015 | In Spain, 17% of adult population and 37% of children between 8 and 16 years old have chronic pain (news in spanish).

“Pediatric pain is being ignored by both society and specialists”

FarmacoSalud.com 14/01/2015 | Interview with Jordi Miró, director of ALGOS group (news in spanish).

2014

WellTech project has obtained a grant from the URV (R2B2014)

IISPV 19/12/2014 | The ALGOS group has obtained a grant from the URV for WellTech (news in catalan).

Related news: CERCA (news in catalan).

The man who studies pain

FET a Tarragona 03/12/2014 | “Thoughts can help control pain”, says professor Jordi Miró (news in catalan).

ALGOS website has obtained the M21 seal

Tinet 03/12/2014 | This seal distinguishes the ALGOS website as a reference website that provides health information (news in catalan).

Related news: InfoMakis (news in catalan).

Fibroline, IMPULSA Young Talent Award 2014

Revista URV 11/2014 | ALGOS has received the IMPULSA Young Talent Award for Fibroline (news in catalan).

30% of children suffer from chronic pain

ConSalud.es 27/11/2014 | About 30% of children have chronic pain problems (news in spanish)

Related news: Europa Press (news in spanish), La Gaceta de Salamanca (news in spanish), La Información (news in spanish), El Economista (news in spanish), Yahoo Noticias (news in spanish), Saludemia (news in spanish), Consejos (news in spanish), Revista Rose (news in spanish), IM Médico Hospitalario (news in spanish).

Jordi Miró: ‘Adults tend to underestimate children’s pain’

Reus Digital 21/11/2014 | During the last fifteen years of his academic career, Miró has studied the psychological effects of pediatric pain (news in catalan).

Self-hypnosis is proven effective against chronic pain

Diari de Tarragona 06/11/2014 | The study was published by Jordi Miró, Mark P. Jensen and Melissa Day in the journal “Nature Reviews- Neurobiology” (news in spanish).

A study defends to prioritize self-hypnosis to treat chronic pain

La Vanguardia 06/11/2014 | The study was published by Jordi Miró, Mark P. Jensen and Melissa Day in the journal “Nature Reviews- Neurobiology” (news in spanish).

Related news: URV Activa (news in catalan), InfoMakis (news in catalan), Notícies TGN (news in catalan), COMCiència URV (news in spanish).

Jordi Miró receives the Fundolor award for his research career in the field of pain

IISPV 30/10/2014 | Dr. Jordi Miró, director of ALGOS and member of the IISPV, receives the Fundolor award for his research career in the field of pain. (news in catalan).

An app to measure pain intensity

Generació Digital 28/10/2014 | A research group of the Rovira i Virgili University created Painometer, an app to measure pain intensity specially for chronic pain patients. (news in catalan).

Health Symposium: “Pain is not about children”

Ateneo Valencia 28/10/2014 | The symposium, held on October 27 at the Ateneo Valencia, was attended by top experts in the research of children’s pain (news in spanish).

Dr. Jordi Miró (URV) will coordinate the Ibero-American pediatric pain expert network

COMCiència URV 23/10/2014 | It’s a multidisciplinary network composed by Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, Cuba, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, Venezuela and Chile. Research groups from USA and Canada are also in the network (news in catalan).

URV will coordinate the Ibero-American pediatric pain expert network

La Vanguardia 22/10/2014 | It’s a multidisciplinary network composed by Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, Cuba, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, Venezuela and Chile. Research groups from USA and Canada are also in the network (news in spanish).

ALGOS website has obtained the WIS accreditation

IISPV 20/10/2014 | The accreditation distinguishes the website as relevant to the general population interested in health information (news in catalan).

Science communication in health: IV edition of Campus Gutenberg

Galènia 18/09/2014 | Pompeu Fabra University hosted in Barcelona the IV edition of the Campus (news in spanish).

Galènia attends the IV edition of Campus Gutenberg

Galènia 13/09/2014 | The 4th Campus Gutenberg is going to be held in Barcelona (Spain) between the 15th – 16th of September, 2014 (news in spanish).

Fibroline is on its way

Mobile Health Global 10/09/2014 | A new tool to manage fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain disease will facilitate teenage patients access to treatment.

The Catalan Government recognises 29 researchers with the ICREA Academy Awards

Generalitat 02/09/2014 | The award was presented in Barcelona (news in catalan).

Campus Gutenberg 2014: registration open

ACCC 18/07/2014 | ACCC will coordinate again the dialogues.

26 Close Encounters at the heart of Girona

Forum IMPULSA 26/06/2014 | 280 young people took part in 26 informal encounters with Forum speakers, award-winners, trustees, and members of the Prince of Girona Foundation Advisory Council.

The R&D meetings in ICT and Health in Girona are consolidated with a more global view

TicSalut 17/06/2014 | For the fifth consecutive year, Girona has become the display for eHealth. For two days, 5 and 6 June, the 5th R&D Meetings in ICT and Health became the meeting place for 264 professionals, who used the surroundings of the Park of the University of Girona to exchange experiencess and work in a network in the area of innovation and health and social well-being.

A research group from the URV creates an app aimed at patients with fibromyalgia

Tinet 16/06/2014 | Fibroline is an app created by ALGOS Research on Pain to improve the quality of life of those with fibromyalgia or chronic widespread pain. The app won the IMPULSA Young Talent Award in the V ICT and Health Conference (news in catalan).

Fibroline, an app created by ALGOS, wins the 2014 IMPULSA Young Talent Award

URV Activa 13/06/2014 | Fibroline is an app created by ALGOS Research on Pain to improve the quality of life of those with fibromyalgia or chronic widespread pain (news in catalan).

Apps to empower and improve healthcare management, stars of the Girona Health and Wellbeing Innovation Congress

Mobile Health Global 12/06/2014 | Eighty ground-breaking projects that will innovate healthcare for patients and medical professionals were showcased at the Girona Health and Wellbeing Innovation Congress (June 5-6).

Fibroline, an app created by ALGOS, wins the 2014 IMPULSA Young Talent Award of the V ICT and Health Conference

InfoMakis 12/06/2014 | Fibroline is an app created by ALGOS Research on Pain to improve the quality of life of those with fibromyalgia or chronic widespread pain (news in catalan).

Five applications in the field of health, rewarded in the V ICT and Health Conference

Punt Avui 09/06/2014 | IMPULSA Young Talent Award was for the App Fibroline, of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (news in catalan).

Five of the most important initiatives in the field of health and wellness were rewarded in the V ICT and Health Conference in Girona

TicSalut 06/06/2014 | The meeting, at international level, has brought together some of the major players in ICT and Health (news in spanish).

Fibroline, an app created by ALGOS, receives an award from the Fundación FF-SER

Fundación FF-SER 04/06/2014 | Fibroline is an app created by ALGOS Research on Pain to improve the quality of life of those with fibromyalgia or chronic widespread pain (news in spanish).

First runner-up award from the VIII Premio Fibromialgia 2012 Fundación FF-SER

InfoMakis 29/05/2014 | The award was for the project ‘Tratamiento cognitivo-conductual para el dolor y la fatiga en jóvenes con fibromialgia administrado mediante telefonía móvil inteligente. Evaluación preliminar de la eficacia de Fibroline’ (news in catalan).

The ICREA Academy 2013 recognizes four URV researchers

URV Activa 27/05/2014 | The ICREA Academy 2013 recognizes four URV researchers. They are Joan Maria Thomàs, Jordi Miró, Josep Domingo-Ferrer and Benjamí Iñíguez (news in catalan).

Interview about the first edition of the Pecha Kucha Night (Tarragona)

Tarragona Ràdio 14/05/2014 | We spoke with Rocío de la Vega and Roman Roset. Tonight they present for the first time the project eVolutions at the first edition of the Pecha Kucha Night in Tarragona (interview in catalan, since minute 6:00).

Pediatric chronic pain on Eureka

Eureka (RNE) 07/04/2014 | We talk about it with Jordi Miró, the founder and director of ALGOS, a group that studies pediatric pain and is linked with the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona) (interview in spanish).

Interview about the ALGOS Forum in Canal Reus

Canal Reus 16/01/2014 | In the Avui per Demà program, of Canal Reus, Jordi Miró, director of ALGOS, was interviewed to talk about the new tool created by the group, the ALGOS Forum (interview in catalan).

URV develops a mobile app to assess pain intensity

Diari de Tarragona 02/01/2014 | Users have four different scales to assess pain intensity.

Related news: TV3 Comarques, Pharma Republic, Diari ARA, Catalunya Ràdio (minute 4:20), Ràdio Sabadell, Radio 5 RNE, Revista URV.

2013

Appears the ALGOS Forum, a tool that will support the research of chronic pain in children and its treatment

COMCiència URV 09/12/2013 | The ALGOS Forum is a virtual community created for the young in order to respond to problems of chronic pain (news in catalan).

ALGOS Forum, a tool to support the treatment of chronic pain in children

Info Makis 04/12/2013 | The ALGOS Forum is a virtual community created to help improve the quality of life of children and adolescents suffering from chronic pain. This Forum also aims to facilitate and reinforce the actions of the professionals that work in this field (news in catalan).

The Fourth International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, 30 and 31 May

URV Activa 03/06/2013 | The Fourth International Symposium on Pediatric Pain. Many perspectives, a single purpose, organised by the URV ALGOS research group, took place at the Hotel Ciutat de Tarragona. More than 200 people attended the most important gathering of the country in this field.

Five projects in the field of ICT and patient health received awards

TV Girona 23/05/2013 | Five research and innovation projects in the field of ICT and patient health received awards.

Five projects in the field of ICT and patient health recieved awards

El Punt Avui 23/05/2013 | Five of the over sixty projects presented at the Fourth Symposium in R&D and innovation in ICT and Health received awards.

Giving the patient a voice and promoting new technologies, priorities of the SED

N3ws Tercerca Edad 15/04/2013 | The Conference also wanted to give a voice to patients through their associations at the roundtable called “The other face of pain: What do patients and the associations that represent them think? What are their opinions?”.

Giving the patient a voice and promoting new technologies, priorities of the SED

NoticiasMedicas.es 15/04/2013 | Information and communication technologies (ICTs) facilitate patient access to treatments for chronic pain and are proving to be fundamental alternatives in advancing the study and treatment of cases.

Pain in children: ‘needs to improve’

Diario Médico 25/03/2013 | Pain can be avoided and prevented, but its control in paediatric patients has not yet reached adequate levels.

2011

Report on the group’s research in La Vanguardia

La Vanguardia 16/07/2011 | PAIN THRESHOLD. This is a universal complaint that knows no age, gender or culture, yet pain affects each one of us differently, up to a point that experts are also divided on its subjective aspect.

Debate on “Para todos La 2” with Dr Jordi Miró

La 2 09/05/2011 | Before entering an operating theatre, we are afraid of losing consciousness, the edge of the scalpel, or even dying… We talk about the fear of surgery experienced by children and adults, because fear before a surgical operation knows no age and does not only affect the youngest of patients.

Treatment against chronic pain at Sant Joan de Reus

TV3 07/04/2011 | Rovira i Virgili University and Hospital Sant Joan test treatments to help children with chronic pain problems. It could be the start of a pain unit at Hospital Sant Joan de Reus.

2010

Chronic pediatric pain: a forgotten problem

TV3 23/08/2010 | Chronic pediatric pain: a forgotten problem. We talk to Jordi Miró, professor of Psychology at Rovira i Virgili University.

Seeking adolescents and young people suffering from chronic pain

Diari de Tarragona 09/08/2010 | Rovira i Virgili University and Hospital Sant Joan testing treatments to help children with chronic pain problems. 37% of minors suffer from some form of pain.

The URV and the Hospital Sant Joan de Reus are conducting clinical trials to reduce chronic pain in minors

20 minutos 23/07/2010 | A team of researchers from the Department of Medicine at Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Tarragona, in partnership with Hospital Sant Joan de Reus, have begun the selection process for patients with chronic pain to carry out clinical trials with the aim of improving the treatment of chronic pain in children and adolescents.

2009

Virtual simulations created to reduce the intensity of the pain in children

El Punt Avui 16/11/2009 | A research group at the URV are heading the project, which aims to improve the quality of life in children.

Fibromyalgia also affects children

El Punt Avui 16/11/2009 | Between 20 and 37% of the child population suffers from chronic pain and, of these, between 2 and 6% could suffer from fibromyalgia.

2008

First epidemiological study in Spain on chronic pain in the elderly

Notícies URV 2008 | The results of the first specific study on chronic pain in the elderly have been released. The study was conducted by an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the URV and coordinated by Jordi Miró, professor of psychology.

2007

A URV study concludes that 37% of children and adolescents suffer from chronic pain

El Punt Avui 19/01/2007 | The study will identify causal factors of pain and allow for the design of prevention programmes.