Clinical Studies

Research

Studies and publications in 2015

  • Cantero Pérez P, Klingemann J, Yaron M, Irion NF, Streuli I. [Contraception during the perimenopause: indications, security, and non contraceptive benefits]. Rev Med Suisse. 2015 Oct 28;11(492):1986, 1988-92. French.
  • Pluchino N, Freschi L, Wenger JM, Streuli IM. Innovations in classical hormonal targets for endometriosis. Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol. 2015 Dec 8.

Research

The pediatric admissions and emergencies division conducts clinical studies to achieve a better understanding of the pathogenesis of certain diseases and to improve diagnosis.

Ongoing studies are about:

  • Treating children under 3 years old with febrile conditions without a focus
  • Comparing two types of sutures for wounds (absorbable versus  non-absorbable)
  • The effect of cold on improving spasmodic croup in children
  • Flu diagnosis criteria in children
  • Drug allergies in children
  • Viral meningitis

Medical Activities

The Oncology Division provides patients with outpatient consultations in oncology for any suspected cancer or proven diagnosis of cancer and oncogenetic consultations for persons concerned about a risk of developing cancer. Cancer treatments provided, after consultations, are carried out in the specialized units of the division, as an outpatient or a hospitalized patient, as required. Support care in oncology may be provided to make sure all patients receive the best quality of life possible throughout the course of the illness.

Research projects by medical specialty

Unlike basic research (performed in laboratories on tissues and animals), the research conducted by HUG is patient-oriented and is referred to as clinical research. This is performed with human volunteers. The purpose of these clinical studies is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a method of diagnosis or treatment and to improve doctors' knowledge of a disease or health discipline.

Below are the areas in which clinical studies are being conducted: