The professionals in the Paediatric Department participate in two multidisciplinary research groups at the Sant Joan de Déu Research Institute (IRSJD):
Infectious diseases and systemic inflammatory response in Paediatrics
The infectious diseases research group combines the study of clinical, molecular and epidemiological aspects of major paediatric infectious diseases, including vaccine-preventable diseases and vertically transmitted infections. It consists of the following lines of research:
- Molecular epidemiological surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases, coordinated by the head of the research group, in which three of the Department's physicians participate.
- HIV: coordinated by the coordinator for infectious diseases, in which some of the Department's physicians are also involved.
- Systemic inflammatory response in children: coordinated by the coordinator of the Rheumatology Department, in which three of the Department's physicians participate.
Influence of environment on the well-being of children and adolescents
This group is in training and focuses on research in the following fields:
- Study of epidemiological and clinical factors in childhood accidents.
- Differential diagnosis of child abuse.
- Early detection and secondary prevention of social and health problems in adolescence: drugs, sexuality and violence.
- Impact of external agents (radiation, pollution, etc.) on children's health.
- Improving the care of paediatric patients in medical consultations through the presence of parents, analgesia, age-differentiated care (children/adolescents).