Studies and research

Kauno klinikos is a unique place in Lithuania, where cooperation of physicians and researchers is possible. Kauno klinikos employees are involved in clinical research. The physicians are participating in European innovative research & technological development projects in medicine in the result of which, unique biotechnologies are created and/or verified.   Additionally, Kauno klinikos works in close cooperation with the recently opened Centre for the Latest Pharmaceutical and Health Technologies within the Santaka Valley. Within the centre physicians have an open access infrastructure for the implementation of R&D activities and the representatives of Kauno klinikos and foreign science institutions can carry out their activities with business entities. It is expected, that the results of research and experimental development performed in cooperation within the Santaka Valley will be applied in Kauno klinikos clinical practice by implementing new and improving existing treatment and diagnostic methods and using new pharmaceuticals for more effective treatment.
Besides, close cooperation with Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas klinikos has established the Rare diseases management coordination center. This center consolidates 19  centers for rare diseases. The main peculiarity of center organization is that leading Kauno klinikos physicians are brought together in each center in order to co-operate in rare disease diagnosis and treatment. 
Articles published by Kaunas klinikos physicians cover different areas, just to name a few:  epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease, treatment hepatitis, regulation of fat metabolism and adipose tissue, atherosclerosis, mechanisms of aging, treatment of cardiovascular diseases, inflammation and basal brain functions and etc. Kaunas klinikos physicians are publishing scientific   publications every year in international and local medical journals. The physicians of the university hospital present their observations and experimental survey results at international and Lithuanian scientific events.
 

Besides therapeutic and diagnostic activities Kauno klinikos historically holds a strong leadership position in clinical trials among other Lithuanian health care institutions. Clinical trials are conducted in all the profile clinics. 
Analyzing data available on distribution of clinical trials across therapeutic areas, trials in cardiology, rheumatology, gastroenterology and neurology are dominant, followed by trials in endocrinology and oncology.
In order to increase the number of clinical trial in 2014 a new Research and Studies Coordination Department was established in Kauno klinikos.  The main aim of the department is to provide administrative support related to clinical research. The department seeks to be the first point of contact for pharmacy companies that are willing to start clinical trials at Kauno klinikos, and for investigators that wish to participate in clinical trials.
 

Head of Research and studies coordination department
Prof. Žemyna Milašauskienė
Phone: +37037326467
E-mail: zemyna.milasauskiene@kaunoklinikos.lt
 

Specialist
Kristina Ilgaudaitė
Phone: +37037326467
E-mail: kristina.sarokiniene@kaunoklinikos.lt 
 

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