Clinical management of cystic echinococcosis(CE) in a prospective patient cohort. Diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment and follow-up
Germany (bvmd) - Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet, Heidelberg
Infectious Diseases
Section Clinical Tropical Medicine, Dept. of Infectious Diseases, Heidelberg Univ.Hospital
Prof. Thomas Junghanss
Dr. Marija Stojkovic
Fluent English, German
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Project background: Cystic echinococcosis (dog tapeworm) is a parasitic disease with a worldwide distribution. Infection with the larval stage of the dog tape worm causes cysts mainly in the liver (70%) and lung (20%). We are the clinical national reference center for patients with cystic echinococcosis (CE) and part of international research networks in CE. Data of the CE patient cohort are collected in a standardized way and entered into a data base. Analysis of patient data impacts directly on clinical management.

Aim of the project: To improve and warrant the clinical management of CE-patients

Techniques and methods: Clinical skills, radiology (ultrasound, MRT, CT, PET-CT), Laboratory (serology, ELISA, western blot, microscopy).

Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)? yes
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Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Requirements: Clinical skills undergraduate level For the use of students considering participating in the project, further information can be found from the following articles (please add specific articles): Who/Oie Manual on Echinococcosis in Humans and Animals: A Public Health Problem of Global Concern (2006) J. Eckert (Herausgeber), M. A. Gemmel (Herausgeber), F. x. Meslin (Herausgeber), Z. S. Pawlowski (Herausgeber) Junghanss T, da Silva AM, Horton J, Chiodini PL, Brunetti E. Clinical management of cystic echinococcosis: state of the art, problems, and perspectives. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2008 Sep;79(3):301-11. Review Brunetti E and Junghanss T, Update on cystic hydatid disease, Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2009 Oct;22(5):497-502 Stojkovic M, Rosenberger K, Kauczor H-U, Junghanss T, Hosch W (2012) Diagnosing and Staging of Cystic Echinococcosis: How Do CT and MRI Perform in Comparison to Ul
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
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