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(Bucharest) Sleep pathology and its systemic consequences
Romania (FASMR) - University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila", Bucharest
Prof. Dr. Florin Mihălțan
Lecturer Dr. Oana Claudia Deleanu
Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
This type of clinical research provides the recent advances in sleep medicine (obstructive sleep apnea syndrome - OSAS, central sleep apnea -CSA, obesity hypoventilation syndrome- OHS and complex breathing patterns) in Romania, including up-to-date clinical and basic research techniques. The students will gain knowledge from sleep specialists, who are also pulmonologists. They will present the magnitude of the problem of respiratory sleep diseases, tools for diagnosis, its consequences and treatment options.
What is the aim of the project?
One of the purposes is to raise awareness among the patients about sleep pathologies, who, especially in Romania, are less conscious about this type of health problems. Through this project, we hope to establish some patterns regarding the clinical aspects of these afflictions and to increase the medical standards in our country.
What techniques and methods are used?
Clinical examinations of the patient Filling patients’ charts Performing Electrocardiograms (EKG-s), Radiographs (X-rays), Spirometries Polygraphy and polysomnography Oxygen titration
What is the role of the student?
- The student will mainly observe
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Assisting the doctor during the patients’ clinical examinations Helping the doctor fill the patients’ charts Assisting the doctor or the nurses during the following techniques: Electrocardiogram (EKG), Radiograph (X-rays) and Spirometries Understanding the basics and connecting the results of the patients’ polygraphies and polysomnographies with the clinical data Engage in an ongoing exchange of information, ideas and approaches with the doctor involved in the project to communicate findings and/or evaluate the validity of results
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?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Researching skills: locating a problem, learning background (knowledge of pulmonology and general idea of somnology), setting up investigations (knowledge of the ones mentioned above), analysing data, drawing conclusions Communicative skills and ability of transferring information correctly from one colleague to another Subjects passed: Pulmonology, Semiology x Previous experience with: X-rays and spirometry Subjects passed: Pulmonology, Semiology Previous experience with: X-rays and spirometry
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students
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