The Institute of Social Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

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Key issues:

  • Infectiology and vaccination:
    • Incidence of systemic pneumococcal and haemophilus influenzae dieseases in Germany
    • Efficacy of vaccinations against haemophilus influenzae b and pneumococcal diseases
    • Incidence of varicella complications and varicella zoster in childhood
    • Vaccination coverage: Analysis of cross-sectional studies and data of Bavarian health funds; Intervention study: Improvement of vaccination rates by computer-based reminder programs for vaccinating physicians
  • Obesity:
    • Temporal trends in Bavaria
    • Causal research: Protection by breastfeeding, priming by smoking in pregnancy and early weight gain
    • Early programming: Weight gain in pregnancy: Influence on birth weight and childhood obesity
  • Prevention research:
    • Hearing screening and metabolic screening: Pilot projects in Bavaria
    • Efficacy of ultrasound screening for congenital hip dysplasia
  • Social Paediatrics: Health services research
    • Early diagnosis and causes of language disorders
    • Eating disorders in childhood: Efficacy of behaviour therapy approaches
    • Early regulatory disorders: Natural course

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