Department of Pneumology and Phthisiology

826 06 Bratislava, Ružinovská ul. č. 6, tel. 02/48234 741

Head of the Department: 
Marta Hájková, MD, CSc., MPH
tel.: 0905 359 545
e-mail: hajkova@unb.sk

 

Typist: 
Mgr. Jana P e t r a s o v á
tel.: 48 234 741 
e-mail: petrasovaru.unb.sk

 

Readers
Assoc. Prof. Ivan Majer, MD, CSc. – ptj.
Branch of Science Internal diseases

Assoc. Prof.Mária Tamášová, MD, CSc.
Branch of Science Internal diseases

Lectures and Assistant Lectures:
Emma Kureková, MD
Helena Novosadová, MD, PhD. – ptj.
František Sándor, MD, PhD., FCCP
Zuzana Štrbová, MD, PhD.
Eva Tedlová, MD, PhD. – ptj.


Core curriculum for students studying in English language

Teaching topics: Pulmonary medicine and phthiseology, pulmonary function testing,  internal medicine, laboratory result analysis for III., IV., V., and VI. year graduates of General Medicine and V. year graduates of Dentistry.

The course is focused on basic problems of pulmonary medicine and phthiseology, bronchoscopic examinations, bronchoalveolar lavage interpretation, basic principles of allergy medicine and immunology. Lectures and clinical rotations discuss case studies and selected diseases stressing the importance of diagnostic and therapeutic algorhythms. All faculty staff are availble for students interested in establishing their diploma theses. Assoc. Prof. Stefan Urban, MD, CSc. is a member of the Committee for Doctoral Dissertation Defense and a member of the State Commission of Internal Medicine.

Scientific research activity

Research projects include a wide range of current issues of  pneumology and phthiseology: Pneumonia management, clinical, functional and HRCT correlations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma, paraneoplastic symptoms and signs of bronchogenic carcinoma, early detection of respiratory tract tumors, diagnosis and treatment options of interstitial lung diseases, relationships between sleep apnea syndrome and hypertension, tobacco dependence in medical students and research topics regarding new bronchodilator drugs.

Curative and preventive activities

The Department of Pneumology and Phthisiology LFUK as part of the University Hospital in Bratislava provides several highly specialized services and examinations for both inpatients and outpatients:
• Bronchoscopy (with diagnostic and therapeutic intervention).
• Functional examination of the respiratory tract (basic flow-volume curve, lung diffusion capacity, bronchomotoric tests, whole-body plethysmography, blood and acid-base examination, pre-operative lung function examinations, etc.).
• Allergic skin testing and therapeutic procedures
• Cytological and biochemical examination of bronchoalveolar lavage fluids
Staging of intratracheal tumors

Overview of the most important scientific publications in 2000-2015

1. doc.MUDr. Š.Urban, CSc.  bol zostavovateľom a  autorom väčšiny statí kapitoly pneumológia v monografii Ďuriš I, Hulín I, Bernadič M./Eds/: Princípy internej medicíny , Bratislava, SAP, 2001.

2. Redhammer R, Košinárová V, Tamášová M, Urban Š. Tuberkulóza, Bratislava, Univerzita Komenského 2000, 72 s.

3. Hulín I, Ďuriš I, Ferenčík M, Urban Š. Akútne poškodenie pľúc. s. 432-437  In: Hulín I. /Ed/: Patofyziológia, 6. vyd. Bratislava, SAP, 2002, 1397 s.

4. Urban Š. Ekonomické aspekty farmakoterapie tuberkulózy na Slovensku. Stud Pneumol Phthiseol 2003; 63: 91-94

5. Redhammer  R, Redhammerová A. Spánkové poruchy dýchania. Bratislava, SAP 2004, 90 s.

6. Urban Š. Funkčné vyšetrenie pľúc pred torakochirurgickými operáciami a resekciou pľúc. Stud Pneumol Phthiseol 2005; 65: 60-67

7. Urban Š. Funkčné testy pľúc vo vzťahu k chirurgii u dospelých. s.553-567. In: Siman J/Ed/: Princípy chirurgie I. Bratislava, SAP 2007.

8. Urban Š. Obštrukcia dýchacích ciest  - funkčná definícia a interpretácia reverzibility. Stud Pneumol Phthiseol 2009; 69: 49-51

9. Urban Š, Badalík, L. Epidemiológia chronických chorôb dýchacej sústavy. s. 424-445. Bratislava, Univerzita Komenského 2008.

10. Majer I, Demian J, Čavarga, I, Laššán Š, Urban Š.: Diagnostika včasných štádii pľúcneho karcinómu na našej klinike. Stud Pneumol Phthiseol 2010; 70: 92-97

11. Kolektív Kliniky pneumológie a ftizeológie LFUK : Pneumológia S. 477- 597.  In: Kiňová, S, Hulín I.(Eds). Interná medicína, I. vyd. Bratislava, ProLitera 2013.

12. Urban Š. Priedušková astma – diagnostika a terapia. I. vyd. Bratislava, Herba 2015, 240 s.

13. Majer, I. a kol. Choroby dýchacích ciest – klinické aspekty. Bratislava, Tajpan 2015, 221.

Grant projects of the clinic

• Occurrence of paraneoplastic symptoms and signs in patients with bronchogenic carcinoma. Responsible researcher: prof. MD. R. Redhammer, DrSc

• 52-week treatment, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel study to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of indacaterol in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using formoterol as an active control.

Co-founder doc. MD. WITH. Urban, CSc. in cooperation with Novartis.
• 26-week treatment, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of indacaterol in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using salmeterol as an active control.

Co-founder doc. MUDr, Š. Urban, CSc. with cooperation with Novartis.
Phase 2B, a parallel, double-blind and placebo-controlled study to investigate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of a 6-week PF-00610355 CRC-749 DPI in patients with mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Co-founder doc. MD. WITH. Urban, CSc. in collaboration with Phizer.

Doctoral theses

MUDr. Šeligová M. Priedušková astma a jej diferenciálna diagnostika (obhájená v roku 2009).

MUDr. Tedlová E. Korelácia klinického , funkčného a HRCT nálezu  u pacientov s chronickou obštrukčnou chorobou pľúc (obhájená v roku 2010).

MUDr. M. Michaličková. Neinvazívna ventilácia v liečbe respiračnej insuficiencie (obhájená v roku 2010)

MUDr. Horňáková E. Astma bronchiale a jej kontrola (obhájená v roku 2010).

MUDr. Putora M. P. Smoking habits of medical students in the Komensky University (obhájená v roku 2010).

MUDr. Demian J. Súčasné možnosti bronchoskopickej diagnostiky karcinómu pľúc (obhájená v roku 2010).

MUDr. Hronec J. Spánkové poruchy dýchania a výskyt  artériovej hypertenzie (obhájená v r. 2010).

MUDr. Novosadová H. Prínos genetických vyšetrení v diagnostike a liečbe karcinómov pľúc (obhájená v r. 2017).

MUDr. Kohútek F. Paraneoplastické syndrómy u maligných ochorení (obhájená v r. 2017).

Other activities of the clinic

Expert activity for the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic and activities within the Slovak Medical Society - organizer of congresses, scientific and educational events SPFS and ČPFS - Bratislava Breathing Days, Bratislava Christmas Days, Days of Young Pneumologists and Phthiseologist. Currently, Assoc. Prof. I. Majer, MD, CSc. is the President of the Slovak Pneumological and Phthisiological Society.