RESCEU was born out of an existing research collaboration called the Respiratory Syncytial Virus Network (ReSViNET).
There has been much attention on the news about the outbreak of the RS virus in the Netherland, which is endangering lives of many babies. Children’s hospitals and their intensive care units are overcrowded at the moment. The children's ICs are faced with a massive influx of patients due to the outbreak. For this reason, children were even forced to be treated in hospitals abroad
The virus is characterized by being "a frequent guest around Christmas". During this period the IC units for children are full with babies suffering from pneumonia by the RS virus. Especially for children under the age of 2 years, the virus can be quite stressful. They experience difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, diarrhoea and vomiting. For children under the age of three months, the virus can be life-threatening. Louis Bont, charmain of ReSViNET was interviewed by the Dutch news channel RTL about the current outbreak in the Netherlands.
To this date, no vaccine against this virus had been developed. We are all working very hard to change that. This outbreak shows the importantance of the ReSViNET and its collaboration with various pharmaceutical companies, policy makers, physicians and researchers all around the world.
We are delighted to inform you that the report of our successful ReSViNET meeting in Zeist (2-3 March 2016) is published in “Journal of Global Health”. We invite you to read the full report by downloading the file via the link below.
We are very proud to announce that our board member, Dr. Federico Martinón Torres and his team, designed a new clinical scale for infants with acute respiratory infection, the ReSVinet scale. Our scale is based on seven parameters (feeding intolerance, medical intervention, respiratory difficulty, respiratory frequency, apnoea, general condition, fever) that were assigned different values (from 0 to 3) for a total of 20 points. 170 children under two years of age with ARI were assessed independently by three pediatricians using this scale.
We invite you to read the full report by downloading the file via the link below
We would like to present a summary of the expert meeting by means of a short video. The video provides an impression of the presentations and the ambiance of the day. We sincerely hope you have enjoyed your stay, or will be encouraged to join us next time!