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2nd Department of Paediatrics

Address Budapest 1094 Tűzoltó u. 7-9
Tel.: (+36-1)-215-1380; 218-6844
Fax: (+36-1)-217-5770 ; 218-1000
Email: proftitk@gmail.com
Web: http://tuzoltoklinika.semmelweis.hu/english/

Director Professor András Szabó, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.

Background The 2nd Department of Paediatrics was established in 1946, as a direct successor of the White Cross Children’s Hospital, which had been established in 1885. It was the first in Hungary to initiate modern diagnostic methods and the operation of congenital heart defects. The first cytogenetic examinations for clinical purposes were carried out here and the National Paediatric Leukaemia and Oncology Network was also set up in this Department.

Profile General paediatric, paediatric intensive care, paediatric cardiology, paediatric endocrinology, paediatric gastroenterology, genetics, surgery, haematology, hypertonia and metabolic disorders, paediatric nephrology, paediatric neurology, paediatric oncology, paediatric immunology, paediatric paediatric psychology, paediatric pulmonology, paediatric radiology and paediatric rheumatology.

Health Care The Department has 120 beds for inpatients in specialised wards. The clinical work is complemented by play-therapeutist, psychologists, physiotherapist, teachers. The wards ensure a high standard diagnostic and therapeutic background for the busy outpatient clinics, some of which function as national centres of paediatric subspecialities.

The Department has the following special diagnostic units: clinical chemistry and hormone laboratory, haematology, radiology and ultrasound laboratories, echocardiography, EEG, cytogenetic and molecular genetic laboratory collaborating with a genetic counselling service.

Education Students of medicine, dentistry and pharmacology are taught paediatrics in Hungarian, English and German.

Several doctors in the Department have postgraduate degrees and are internationally acknowledged for their work.

Research The following are some of the Department’s main areas of research:

  • Endocrine background in disorders of growth and bone mineralisation;

  • Clinical electrophysiological methods for investigating the normal and pathological neurological development;

  • Special surgical approaches to pediatric diseases

  • Prognostic factors pediatric solid tumors

  • Development of sleep spindles in infancy

  • Development of circadian rhythms in children

  • Importance of MRD in pediatric ALL

  • Toxicity of MTX in pediatric oncology

  • Endocrine complications in pediatric CNS malignancies and in ALL

  • Incidence and severity of essential hypertension among obese teenagers

  • Disease modifying treatment in spinal muscular atrophy   

  • The role of imaging studies and muscular biopsy in differential
    diagnosis of neuromuscular diseases       

Last updated: 26 October, 2018