Valdecilla brand exceeds 120000 references in international literature

13 de February de 2018

Valdecilla brand, created in 1929, has been cited more than 120,000 times by the international biomedical literature, according to data obtained on the Web of Science database.

According to these data, papers published by the authors who have in their affiliation the brand Valdecilla (exclusive brand worldwide of our Hospital) have been referenced in more than 120,000 times by international literature, a clear sign of the prestige and impact of the activity of the professionals of Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital. These citations are growing year by year, in a relevant way. With this number of citations the Valdecilla brand reaches an H index of 131.

The Valdecilla brand is not only a consolidated brand in our region and in our country, which 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 shows. Valdecilla is the brand that Ramon Pelayo de la Torriente, Marques de Valdecilla, used to name the institutions that he created with his Marquisate: Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital, Marqués de Valdecilla Research Institute (IDIVAL), and Valdecilla Virtual Hospital . Nowadays, this brand is maintained with that innovative spirit and philanthropic with which it was created.

The innovative spirit of the Valdecilla brand is made especially evident in IDIVAL, which was born with the aim of promoting R & D of the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital with the contribution of the University of Cantabria. The aim is to place the brand to a level of national and international excellence.

The calculation of the citations was done using the descriptor “valdecilla” in the “address” field of the Web of Science (WOS) database search engine. It is worth noting that the first article authored by Valdecilla researchers 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.