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Oct, 2020

Penta co-cordinated project, c4c, publishes first peer reviewed publication

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The c4c project, co-coordinated by Penta together with Janssen, Bayer and the University of Liverpool, has had its first review, titled “European research networks to facilitate drug research in children”, published by the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.  We are proud to have the Penta_ID Network involved in such an impactful project as a speciality network.   This review discusses the need for a structured approach to drug development by establishing and utilizing research networks and infrastructure. The publication explores how research networks and infrastructure can address the unmet medical […]

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Oct, 2020

Penta Projects in Schools: What do young people know about HIV?

 

Authors: Elena Mozzo; Valentina Ortolan; Elena Badio; Federica Batterman; and Chiara Novello In October 2019, Penta began hosting HIV educational sessions in 5 high schools in Padova, Italy. From October to December 2019, a total of 13 meetings were held with 16-year-old students. For each session, the first 2 hours consisted of a medical doctor discussing the scientific aspects of HIV infection, followed by 2 hours with an HIV activist, discussing the social aspects of HIV. Each student who attended the session was asked to complete an anonymous questionnaire before […]

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Oct, 2020

How European Paediatric emergency departments responded to the first wave of SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

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Between February and May 2020, during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, we sent out a survey to all European paediatric sites within the Penta ID research network. The aim of the study was to describe the implementation of SARS-CoV-2 disease (COVID-19) testing and infection control strategies, and their evolution in paediatric emergency departments in Europe. Although infection control strategies and even discharge of patients relied heavily on receiving SARS-CoV-2 test results, most hospitals only received these after considerable delay, often more than twenty-four hours. Shortening turnaround times for […]

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Sep, 2020

Actual problems of HIV Infection: Mother and Child

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Penta has been invited to run a one-day session at the Republican Hospital of Infectious Diseases, St Petersburg conference on ‘Actual problems of HIV Infection: Mother and Child’ on Tuesday 15th September. The Penta session What’s new for children and women living with HIV: interactive clinical day with Penta will look at new data on ART in pregnancy and newborns, resistance and recommendations for 1st, 2nd and further lines, supporting our adolescents and coinfections. Register to conference!

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