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Department of internal medicine (pulmonology)

Prof. Dr. Eduardo Loeb Melus
internal medicine, pulmonology

About the department

The department of internal medicine (pulmonology) at Teknon Medical Center Barcelona offers comprehensive services of the highest quality in preventing, diagnosing, and treating any respiratory problem. The department is distinguished by individual, flexible, safe and quality attention. The team of pulmonologists provides medical care at any time of the day or night. The pulmonology department has a dedicated unit to manage patients affected by SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Before prescribing treatment, doctors conduct a fundamental assessment of the lungs and respiratory tract condition. The diagnostic complex includes laboratory tests, screening for allergic diseases, respiratory endoscopy and video bronchoscopy, low-dose computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. The department also has a specialized Sleep Center that researches snoring and sleep apnea.

The department medical team provides extended medical care for respiratory diseases such as bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchitis, and interstitial lung diseases. In addition, the department offers 24/7 emergency care for respiratory failure, severe pneumonia, and asthmatic status. Specially trained respiratory physiotherapists deal with the rehabilitation of patients with chronic lung diseases. Particular attention is paid to smoking patients for whom special programs are being developed for quitting smoking.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis:

  • Bronchial asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Covid 19
  • Lung cancer 
  • Pulmonary hypertension 
  • Allergies 
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Sleep disorders and apnea

Diagnostics:

  • Anamnesis
  • Physical examination (auscultation)
  • Laboratory tests
  • PCR and antigen tests for Covid 19
  • Prick test (allergy test)
  • Pulse oximetry (blood oxygen saturation measurement)
  • Diffusion ability tests
  • Gait test (measuring the maximum distance the patient can walk)
  • CO oximetry
  • Respiratory endoscopy
  • Video bronchoscopy
  • Low dose computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Polygraphic study of sleep

Treatment:

  • Drug therapy 
  • Antibacterial therapy 
  • Oxygen therapy 
  • Emergency care 
  • Covid treatment 
  • Nicotine replacement therapy 
  • Sleep disorders treatment 
  • Endoscopic therapy 
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Physiotherapy
  • Other treatment procedures
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 2006 Specialist in Pulmonology, Central University of Venezuela, University Hospital of Caracas
  • 2003 Specialist in Internal Medicine, Central Western University "Lisandro Alvarado" Central University Hospital Antonio Maria Pineda, Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Graduated with honours
  • 1998 Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Lisandro Alvarado Central Proxy University in Barquisimeto-Venezuela. Graduated with honour

Experience

  • 2020 Head of Pulmonology Service, Teknon Medical Center, Barcelona, ​​Spain
  • 2018 Associate Pulmonologist at El Pilar Hospital, Barcelona, ​​Spain
  • 2018 - 2019 Therapist, Teknon Medical Center Emergency Service, Barcelona, ​​Spain
  • 2018 - 2020 EARCO Registry Data Manager
  • 2006 - 2017 Pulmonologist, Head of the Pulmonology Service of the Valentina Canabal Clinical Center, Barquisimeto-Venezuela
  • 2006 - 2014 Chief Physician of the Pulmonology Service Central University Hospital Antonio Maria Pineda, Barquisimeto-Venezuela
  • 2006 - 2013 Instructor-Professor of the Department of Pulmonology for Resident Physicians in Internal Medicine, Antonio Maria Pineda Central University Hospital
  • 2006 - 2008 Lecturer-Professor, Lisandro Alvarado Central Western University, Barquisimeto-Venezuela
  • 2004 – 2005 Head of the Resident Physician Service of the Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery Service of the Central University of Venezuela
  • 2003 - 2006 Resident Physician in Clinical Pulmonology Central University of Venezuela University Hospital of Caracas
  • 2002 - 2003 Head of Residents in Internal Medicine
  • 2000 - 2003 Resident Physician, Postgraduate Course in Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine Service "Antonio Maria Pineda" Central University Hospital
  • 1999 - 2002 Lecturer and Active Research Fellow, Section of Physiology, Department of Functional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Member of the Venezuelan Society of Pulmonologists and Thoracic Surgeons
  • Member of the Latin American Thoracic Society
  • Member of the European Respiratory Society
  • Recognition "for academic merit" of the Executive Committee of the Student Center of the Medical Dean of the Central-Western University. Lisandro Alvarado
  • Academic Excellence Award, Lisandro Alvarado Central University Honor Roll UCLA Years
  • Best Latin American Research Paper Award
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