Main research topics:

This unit participates in clinical studies on the effect of new therapies and new therapeutics within a well-defined study population. Multidisciplinary research mainly focuses on cardiovascular and metabolic morbidity in young patients with specific diseases such as Down syndrome and obesity. Other research topics include long-term follow-up of premature infants, children with Down syndrome, with Fabry syndrome and organization of transition from infant to adult care.

Pediatric intensive care

The study on the immune pathogenesis during RSV-infection in children focuses on the immunological balance in different populations of children with an RSV infection including children with a common cold as well as children in need of mechanical ventilation due to severe bronchiolitis. The T-cell balance in these children is studied in search of factors predictive of the severity of an RSV infection.