5 de May de 2016

The Valdecilla brand, created in 1929, has been cited more than 90,000 times by the international biomedical literature, according to data obtained on the Web of Science platform.

Citations 2016 The Valdecilla brand is not only a consolidated brand in our region and in our country, which the Cantabrian people respect and treat with affection, and which Spanish doctors consider as a reference in certain fields of medicine. It is also known internationally as the data from the scientific literature show.

According to these data the works published by the authors who have in their affiliation the brand Valdecilla (exclusive brand worldwide of our Hospital) have been referenced in more than 90,000 times by international literature, a clear sign of the prestige and impact of the activity Of the professionals of the University Hospital Marqués de Valdecilla. These citations are growing year by year, in a relevant way (see figure).

The calculation of the citations was done using the descriptor “valdecilla” in the “address” field of the Web of Science (WOS) platform search engine. It is worth noting that the first article written by researchers of Valdecilla was cited in the years 1930 and 1941. It is the work published by Dr. Glez Aguilar: Gonzalez-Aguilar J. Contribution to the pathogeny of tendon tumors of giant cells . Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 1930; 12: 280-288. The attached figure taken from the WOS platform points out the connections with other works that cited this first reference.