The entire department serves as a training facility for the Charles University Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové. We provided instruction for students in both the General Medicine and Dentistry programs as well as for foreign students in the English language programs of General Medicine and Dentistry. In addition, there are expanding options for students of the bachelor’s degree program. We offer year-round postgraduate training for physicians specializing in pediatrics and the department also serves as a training facility for the School of Nursing.
All for the health of children
We provide the highest level of specialized care in cardiology and prenatal cardiology, nephrology (including renal biopsy), endocrinology (center for growth hormone treatment and a treatment center for precocious puberty), including diabetology and insulin pump therapy, pulmonology (center for the treatment of cystic fibrosis), gastroenterology (with a focus on Crohn’s disease), allergology (focusing on uncontrolled asthma), immunology (focusing on immunodeficiency), rheumatology, hemato-oncology (treatment of children with lymphoblastic leukemia), and oncological care for children.
In the care of professionals
The department consists of the standard wards (for infants and for older children) and the Intensive Care and Resuscitation Unit for critically ill children from the regions of Hradec Králové, Pardubice, and Liberec (in cooperation with the Children´s Trauma Center there). The neonatal section of the department provides intensive and resuscitation care of neonatal pathologies.
The latest investigative methods, advanced research
The department is committed to implementing the latest diagnostic and therapeutic methods. In recent years, for example, such methods include controlled hypothermia in critically ill newborns and even older children, ligation of ductus arteriosus Botalli, monitoring brain function in hypoxic neonates, and organizing in-home artificial ventilation for seriously chronically ill children. Ongoing research activities predominantly deal with premature neonates, chronic non-specific illnesses of the gastrointestinal tract in children, and care for pediatric patients at the center for diabetes. Research interests also focus on diagnosing kidney disease, allergic diseases, and metabolic diseases. In the future, we hope to place greater emphasis on specialized outpatient care, the development of in-home care, and on further increasing the quality of diagnostics and the treatment of pathological conditions in newborns.