About the Clinic

The clinic began in Podunajské Biskupice more than 50 years ago as a department aimed at the prevention and treatment of child tuberculosis.
Department of Pediatric Pneumology and ftizeology today has an important role in Slovakia as an educational and methodological center for the differential diagnosis and treatment of pediatric tuberculosis.
Vchod do kliniky

It is specialized in serious diseases of the respiratory system, such as:  

  • cystic fibrosis

  • bronchial asthma

  • respiratory allergosis

  • chronic lung disease and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, etc.

Part of the clinic is a Center for the care of children with cystic fibrosis.

      The bed section to 22 beds treats about 600 children and ambulances      are being attended by more than 10000 patients a year. Among the           patiens are children of some diplomats and foreign persons.

       The clinic is characterized by a friendly atmosphere and if possible, it is           preferable hospitalization of a child with the mother.

          The clinic is a teaching base of the Medical Faculty in teaching medical      and graduate students. Also it implements courses and training places for doctors and for nurses. .

The clinic for the treatment of their patients cooperates with foreign institutions:

  • Laboratoire de Genetique Humaine Université de Paris

  • Max-Planck Institut für Infektionsbiologie Berlin

  • prof. Strandvik, Göteborg

  • prof. Zielenský,  Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto

We are trying to respond to the changing needs of the pediatric Pneumology especially in the area of ​​chronic lung disease of premature infants. On the initiative of our clinic in Slovakia has been established four centers for pulmonology care of children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

In addition, mention may be made for other important contributions for practice:

  • methodological guidelines for long-term oxygen treatment in children
  • updated guidelines for vaccination against tuberculosis

  • guidelines for vaccination against RS virus in infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia, etc.  

The members of our team are publishing the results of their work at home and abroad. They have also received several awards. The European Respiratory Society authorized the Department of Pediatrics to organize seminaries within the European Respiratory School in March 2003.

  The civic association Bambino, Department of Pediatric Pneumology and ftizeology, Bratislava - Podunajské Biskupice, 
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