SVIBOR - Project code: 3-01-469


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Project code: 3-01-469


Main researcher: GJURIĆ, GORJANA (119221)

Type of research: developmental
Duration from: 06/01/92. to 06/01/99.

Papers on project (total): 51
Papers on project quoted in Current Contents: 8
Institution name: Medicinski fakultet, Zagreb (108)
Department/Institute: Department of neonatology and pediatric intensive care
Address: Zagreb, Rebro, Kišpatićeva 12
City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: 385/01/2333-233

Summary: Neonatal intensive care is a relatively young medical andpediatric activity, destined to prevent death of the youngest.Since intensive treatment methods are applied, newborn intensivecare carries along numerous jatrogenic disease, bioethicproblems, newborn-parents relationship problems and theposibility of survival with permanent domages. The goal of the research is to evaluate the efficiency andeffectiveness of newborn intensice care and to standardize thisaspect of medical care. At the same time we expect insightssignificant for the improvement of intensive care as well aspreventive measures for early and late infant's morbidity. Theresearch should give anwers to some important bioethical andbiopsychological questions wich accompany the states of criticallillness in newborn and their intensive care. The expected results would serve as scientific base for thismedical activity in our country and its improvement on the basisof new scientific insights about physiology and patophysiology ofnewborns. The application of the results in practice could helpto the qualitative and economic development of this activity inour enviroment, and that means diminishing of mortality andmorbidity of newborns and their survival in childhood andadulthood.

Keywords: Neonatal intensive care, critically ill newborn, bioethical problems in neonatology, parents-newborn relationship, jatrogenic diseases,

Research goals: 1.Evaluate neonatal intensive care i our enviroment. 2.Establish the significance of the transport of newborns for the mortality and the quality of survival. 3.Study the psichosocial effects of intensive care on family and parents-newborn relationship 4.Investigate some bioethic aspects of intensive care. 5.Examine the possibility to prevent some vitaly endangered states as well as late illness. From the results of our study we expect new knowledge about efficacy and effectivenes of neonatal intensive care and the directions for development of this medical activity ( staffing, standardisation, regionalisation, indications,contraindications, education, evaluation). The research of jatrogenic illnes could serve to rise the quality of intensive care treatment and to abandone or change uneffectiv or dangerous methods. This part of researche should give new knowledge about physiology and pathophysiology of newborn,too. The results from bioethical and phsychosocial researche should give new insight in the problems of parenting and parents-infant bonding, wich could serve the other "humanistic" sience, too.


  1. Name of institution: Rodilište Opće bolnice Merkur
    Type of institution: International organization
    City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia

  2. Name of institution: Dječji dispanzeri
    Type of institution: International organization
    City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia

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