cartell MaratóIn the 2006 Marató, which dealt with chronic pain, 81 projects were presented and these were assessed by 92 scientists specialising in these diseases, according to their quality, methodology and relevance. This assessment was managed by the Catalan Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research, of the Catalan Ministry of Health.
In accordance with the proposal of the scientific Advisory Committee of the Fundació La Marató de TV3, the Board agreed to distribute € 6.196.504 (this amount includes the previous years' surpluses) to the following 28 research projects of excellence:

Neurostimulation with pulsed radiofrequency in the treatment of chronic pain

  • Dr. Lluís Aliaga Font
    Clínica del Dolor. Fundació Teknon
Fund: 200.000 €

Chronic idiopathic abdominal pain: physiopathological mechanisms

  • Dr. Fernando Azpiroz Vidaur
    Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron
Fund: 177.425 €

Effectiveness of a multidisciplinary intervention in the evolution of non-specific subacute lower back pain in the active population

  • Dra. Anna Berenguera Ossó
    Societat Catalana de Medicina Familiar i Comunitària
Fund: 199.967 €

Pain workshop for patients and their families

  • Dr. Carles Ballús Creus
    Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona
Fund: 198.469 €

SPECT neuroimaging in cephalalgia caused by abuse of medicines

  • Dr. Joan Castell Conesa
    Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron
Fund: 199.800 €

Modulation of the states of chronic pain by the cytokines of the family of the transforming growth factor beta

  • Dra. Bea Christen
    Centre de Medicina Regenerativa de Barcelona
  • Dra. María Amor Hurlé González
    Facultad de Medicina. Cantàbria
  • Dra. Pilar Sánchez Blázquez
    Instituto Cajal. Madrid
Fund: 395.625 €

Pharmacological intervention in the TRPV1 receptor to ease chronic pain

  • Dr. Antonio Ferrer Montiel
    Institut de Biologia Molecular i Cel·lular
  • Dra. Rosa Maria Planells Cases
    Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe. València
  • Dr. Angel Messeguer Peypoch
    Institut de Química Avançada de Catalunya
Fund: 347.766 €

Fibromyalgia: relationships between the symptoms and local molecular phenomena (cytokine expression and oxidative stress) in the muscles

  • Dr. Joaquim Gea Guiral
    Institut Municipal d'Investigació Mèdica
Fund: 198.005 €

Molecular bases of neuropathic pain: an integrated approach to analyze the role of group-III metabotropic glutamate receptors

  • Dr. Jesús Giraldo Arjonilla
    Institut de Neurociències UAB
  • Dr. Jean Philippe Pin
    Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle. Montpeller
  • Dr. Amadeu Llebaria Soldevila
    Institut de Química Avançada de Catalunya
  • Dr. Joaquim Ariño Carmona
    Facultat de Veterinària UAB
Fund: 395.380 €

Development and application of technologically advanced methods based on virtual reality for distraction of attention, visualisation and modification of the body image modification, as adjunct analgesic techniques against chronic pain

  • Dr. José Gutiérrez Maldonado
    Facultat de Psicologia UB
  • Dr. Mel Slater
    Facultat de Psicologia UB
  • Dra. Cristina Botella Arbona
    Facultat de Ciències Humanes i Socials. Castelló
Fund: 388.400 €

Study of sleep disorders in fibromyalgia patients

  • Dra. Marta Larrosa Padró
    Hospital de Sabadell
Fund: 199.065 €

Molecular targets of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: implications for chronic pain

  • Dr. Alberto Lleó Bisa
    Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Fund: 169.531 €

TOLERVIP-MS: induction of tolerance in multiple sclerosis patients with dendritic cells treated with vasoactive intestinal peptide and loaded with myelin peptides

  • Dra. Eva Martínez Cáceres
    LIRAD, Banc de Sang i Teixits (BST) HUGTiP
Fund: 199.838 €

Psychological treatment for chronic muscular-skeletal pain in children and adolescents: the role of catastrophizing in adjustment to pain experience

  • Dr. Jordi Miró Martínez
    Facultat de Ciències de l'Educació i Psicologia URV
Fund: 195.017 €

Chronification of pain after inguinal hernia, breast and cardiothoracic surgery: analysis of the predictive factors and association with genetic polymorphisms

  • Dr. Antonio Montes Pérez
    Hospital del Mar
Fund: 199.328 €

Cerebral dynamics of cognitive and affective processing in patients with fibromyalgia

  • Dr. Pedro José Montoya Jiménez
    Institut de Recerca en Ciències de la Salut. Mallorca
Fund: 199.669 €

Effect of percutaneous vertebroplasty on the quality of life of patients with pain related to osteoporotic vertebral fractures. Comparison with conservative treatment

  • Dra. Pilar Peris Bernal
    Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona
Fund: 149.844 €

New strategies in the treatment of chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pains

  • Dra. Olga Pol Rigau
    Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Fund: 184.746 €

Chronic pain in adult oncology patients in Catalonia: epidemiology, pharmacological treatment, adequacy and satisfaction

  • Dr. Josep Porta Sales
    Institut Català d'Oncologia
Fund: 71.656 €

CHROMIG: genotyping of the risk of developing chronic migraine

  • Dra. Patricia Pozo Rosich
    Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron
Fund: 199.414 €

Chronic postsurgical pain. Involvement of the dynorphin and enkephalin systems and prevention by gene therapy

  • Dra. Margarita Puig Riera de Conías
    Hospital del Mar
Fund: 199.264 €

Immunogenetic susceptibility and metabolic abnormalities as pathogenic factors of chronic pain in patients with Sjögren syndrome in comparison with primary care patients

  • Dr. Manuel Ramos Casals
    Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona
Fund: 180.525 €

Development and application of a multidisciplinary programme for treatment of fibromyalgia aimed at patients with a low educational level

  • Dra. Maria Rull Bartomeu
    Hospital Universitari Joan XXIII
Fund: 182.956 €

Identification and characterization of a novel signalling system associated with exocytosis and neurotrophins: role in the generation of pain

  • Dr. Eduardo Soriano García
    Institut de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona
Fund: 162.538 €

Rational design, synthesis and characterisation of opiorphin and M6G analogues: towards a better understanding of pain mechanisms

  • Dr. Gregorio Valencia Parera
    Institut de Química Avançada de Catalunya
  • Dra. Raquel E. Rodríguez Rodríguez
    Facultad de Medicina. Salamanca
  • Dr. Jesús Jiménez Barbero
    Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas. Madrid
  • Dra. Núria Boada Centeno
    Facultat de Ciències de la Salut i de la Vida UPF
Fund: 361.326 €

Pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic populational approach to assess the interaction between delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol in healthy volunteers after oral administration: pharmacokinetic, antinociceptive and subjective effects

  • Dra. Marta Valle Cano
    Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Fund: 179.900 €

Interventions on the sensory and emotional components of the responses to pain stimuli in patients with chronic neuropathic pain

  • Dr. Josep Valls Solé
    Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona
  • Dr. Josep M. Tormos Muñoz
    Hospital de Neurorehabilitació Institut Guttmann
  • Dr. Paul Verschure
    Fundació Barcelona Media UPF
Fund: 364.502 €

Cell transplants and pharmacological treatment to reduce chronic neuropathic pain in spinal cord injuries

  • Dr. Enrique Verdú Navarro
    Institut de Neurociències UAB
Fund: 96.550 €
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