Assessment and treatment of respiratory infections in childhood
Brazil (DENEM) - Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS), Porto Alegre-RS
Department of Pediatrics Centro Infant Institute of Biomedical Research
Dr. Leonardo A. Pinto
Dr. Leonardo A. Pinto and Prof. Dr. Marcelo Scotta
English, Spanish, Portuguese
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Respiratory infections are a major public health problem worldwide. New interventions were introduced or presented to prevent or treat respiratory diseases in Brazil. It is imperative to study the impact and effectiveness of these interventions in respiratory infections treated in pratice. Also, the techniques need to be compare to anothers in the market to relate the effectiveness.
What is the aim of the project?
The aim of the present study is to report time-trends in incidence of hospital admissions for childhood respiratory infections in Brazil before and after introduction of new interventions.
What techniques and methods are used?
The techinique and methods used throughout the exchange are data collection, assessment and analysis with SPSS of the information.
What is the role of the student?
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
data collection, assessment and analysis with SPSS of the information.
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?
Some knowledge or intersting in learn about patient recruitment, data management and data analysis. Previous experience with: epidemiology
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
- Mattiello R; Vidal PC; Sarria EE; Pitrez PM; Stein RT; Mocelin HT; Fischer GB; Jones MH; Pinto LA. Evaluating bronchodilator response in pediatric patients with post-infectious bronchiolitis obliterans: use of different criteria for identifying airway reversibility. J Bras Pneumol. 2016
- Scotta MC; Veras TN; Klein PC; Tronco V; Polack FP; Mattiello R; Pitrez PM; Jones MH; Stein RT; Pinto LA. Impact of 10-valent pneumococcal non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine (PHiD-CV) on childhood pneumonia hospitalizations in Brazil two years after introduction. Vaccine. 2014
- Pinto LA; Pitrez PM; Luisi F; de Mello PP; Gerhardt M; Ferlini R; Barbosa DC; Daros I; Jones MH; Stein RT; Marostica PJ. Azithromycin therapy in hospitalized infants with acute bronchiolitis is not associated with better clinical outcomes: a randomized; double-blinded; and placebo-controlled clinical trial. J Pediatr. 2012