Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Professor of Practice (Paediatric Emergency Medicine)



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Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus






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author = {Bressan, S and Titomanlio, L and Gomez, B and Mintegi, S and Gervaix, A and Parri, N and Da, Dalt L and Moll, HA and Waisman, Y and Maconochie, IK and Oostenbrink, R and Er, A and Anil, M and Bal, A and Manzano, S and Lacroix, L and Galetto, A and Beattie, T and Bidlingmaier, C and de, Lucas N and Maranon, R and Pucuka, Z and Latvia, R and Loellgen, R and Keitel, K and Hoeffe, J and Geurts, D and Dubos, F and Lyttle, M and Bognar, Z and Simon, G and Fodor, L and Romanengo, M and Gras-le-Guen, C and Greber-Platzer, S and Cubells, CL and Teksam, O and Turan, C and van, de Voorde P and Basmaci, R and Frassanito, A and Saz, U and Irfanos, I and Sotoca, J and Berant, R and Farrugia, R and Velasco, R and Nijman, R and Macao, P},
doi = {10.1136/archdischild-2019-316918},
journal = {Archives of Disease in Childhood},
pages = {869--873},
title = {Research priorities for European paediatric emergency medicine},
url = {},
volume = {104},
year = {2019}

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AB - Objective Research in European Paediatric Emergency Medicine (REPEM) network is a collaborative group of 69 paediatric emergency medicine (PEM) physicians from 20 countries in Europe, initiated in 2006. To further improve paediatric emergency care in Europe, the aim of this study was to define research priorities for PEM in Europe to guide the development of future research projects.Design and Setting We carried out an online survey in a modified three-stage Delphi study. Eligible participants were members of the REPEM network. In stage 1, the REPEM steering committee prepared a list of research topics. In stage 2, REPEM members rated on a 6-point scale research topics and they could add research topics and comment on the list for further refinement. Stage 3 included further prioritisation using the Hanlon Process of Prioritisation (HPP) to give more emphasis to the feasibility of a research topic.Results Based on 52 respondents (response rates per stage varying from 41% to 57%), we identified the conditions ‘fever’, ‘sepsis’ and ‘respiratory infections’, and the processes/interventions ‘biomarkers’, ‘risk stratification’ and ‘practice variation’ as common themes of research interest. The HPP identified highest priority for 4 of the 5 highest prioritised items by the Delphi process, incorporating prevalence and severity of each condition and feasibility of undertaking such research.Conclusions While the high diversity in emergency department (ED) populations, cultures, healthcare systems and healthcare delivery in European PEM prompts to focus on practice variation of ED conditions, our defined research priority list will help guide further collaborative research efforts within the REPEM network to improve PEM care in Europe.
AU - Bressan,S
AU - Titomanlio,L
AU - Gomez,B
AU - Mintegi,S
AU - Gervaix,A
AU - Parri,N
AU - Da,Dalt L
AU - Moll,HA
AU - Waisman,Y
AU - Maconochie,IK
AU - Oostenbrink,R
AU - Er,A
AU - Anil,M
AU - Bal,A
AU - Manzano,S
AU - Lacroix,L
AU - Galetto,A
AU - Beattie,T
AU - Bidlingmaier,C
AU - de,Lucas N
AU - Maranon,R
AU - Pucuka,Z
AU - Latvia,R
AU - Loellgen,R
AU - Keitel,K
AU - Hoeffe,J
AU - Geurts,D
AU - Dubos,F
AU - Lyttle,M
AU - Bognar,Z
AU - Simon,G
AU - Fodor,L
AU - Romanengo,M
AU - Gras-le-Guen,C
AU - Greber-Platzer,S
AU - Cubells,CL
AU - Teksam,O
AU - Turan,C
AU - van,de Voorde P
AU - Basmaci,R
AU - Frassanito,A
AU - Saz,U
AU - Irfanos,I
AU - Sotoca,J
AU - Berant,R
AU - Farrugia,R
AU - Velasco,R
AU - Nijman,R
AU - Macao,P
DO - 10.1136/archdischild-2019-316918
EP - 873
PY - 2019///
SN - 0003-9888
SP - 869
TI - Research priorities for European paediatric emergency medicine
T2 - Archives of Disease in Childhood
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VL - 104
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