Raoul I. Furlano

PD Dr. med.
Raoul I. Furlano

Position(s)
Head of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition

Institution
University Children's Hospital Basel

Phone +41 61 704 12 12

Email

Research Group Raoul I. Furlano

 

Research Focus

Clinical Epidemiology, Public Health & Health Systems

Area of Research

Various epidemiological questions in relation to autistic children and children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): prediction of course of disease and determination of the most ideal therapy; Interplay of movement, inflammatory activity and psyche: projects in collaboration with the Institute of Sports and Sports Science and the University Psychiatric Clinics Basel. Influence of therapies in enteropathies (celiac disease) on the composition of the microbiom.


Approved Research Projects

  • Impaired objective and subjective sleep in children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease compared to healthy controls.
  • Growth of Infants Fed Formula with Evolving Nutrition Composition: A Single-Arm Non-Inferiority Study.
  • Extraintestinal Manifestations of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Prevalence, Presentation, and Anti-TNF Treatment.
  • A population-based study examining the risk of malignancy in patients diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Rosacea in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease: A Population-based Case-control Study.
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease and the Risk of Autoimmune Diseases.
  • Pulmonary Function Test Abnormalities in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
  • Bone fractures in children with autistic spectrum disorder.
  • Associations between infants' crying, sleep and cortisol secretion and mother's sleep and well-being.
  • Developing and implementing all-in-one standard paediatric parenteral nutrition

    Collaborations

    National Collaborations

     

    - Swiss Inflammatory Bowel Disease Cohort Study (SIBDCS) EKNZ 274/08

    - Swiss Autoimmun Hepatitis Cohort Study CE 3112, BASEC 2016-01665

    - Prof. Christoph R. Meier (Pharmacoepidemiology Unit, Division of Clinical Pharmacy and Epidemiology, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Basel, and Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program, Boston, University School of Public Health, Lexington, MA)

    - PD Dr. Serge Brand, UPK, Basel

    - Prof. Markus Gerber, Departement für Sport, Bewegung und Gesundheit (DSBG) Universität Basel

    - Dr. Corinne Légeret, Dr. Theo Wong, Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

    International Collaboration

    - Prof. Dr. Susan S. Jick, Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program, Lexington, Massachusetts, and Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. E-Mail: sjick@bu.edu (The association between bariatric surgery and incident hip or knee arthroplasty: A matched cohort study in obese patients)

    - Catharine Walsh, MD, MEd, PhD, FRCPC: Hospital for Sick Children, Canada

    - Jenifer Lightdale, MD: UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, USA

    - Mike Thomson, MBChB, DCH FRCP, FRCPCH, MD: Sheffield Children’s Hospital, UK (Pediatric Endoscopy Quality Improvement Network (PEnQuIN) Developing consensus on safety and quality indicators for pediatric endoscopy Joint NASPGHAN and ESPGHAN Consensus Statement)

    - Prof. Christoph R. Meier (Pharmacoepidemiology Unit, Division of Clinical Pharmacy and Epidemiology, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Basel, and Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program, Boston, University School of Public Health, Lexington, MA)


    Ongoing Research Projects

     

    • Influence of aerobic exercise training (AET) on disease symptoms, cardiovascular fitness, sleep, and depression in children and adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) EKNZ 2014-220
    • „Comparison of the therapeutic effect of acupressure therapy and Iberogast ® (STW-5) in children with functional nausea – a randomized clinical trial with sham-conditions“, EKNZ 2015-322.
    • Swiss Autoimmun Hepatitis Cohort Study CE 3112, BASEC 2016-01665
    • The association between bariatric surgery and incident hip or knee arthroplasty: A matched cohort study in obese patients
    • Pediatric Endoscopy Quality Improvement Network (PEnQuIN)
    • Developing consensus on safety and quality indicators for pediatric endoscopy Joint NASPGHAN and ESPGHAN Consensus Statement

    Research Team

    Dr. med. Marc A. Sidler

    Consultant

    Phone +41 62 704 29 33

    Email

    Dr. med. Corinne Légeret

    Consultant

    Phone +41 62 704 22 25

    Email