Belgium

BRUSSELS

BRUSSELS
Hospital
Hopital Universitaire des Enfants Reine Fabiola
Unit
Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
Address
AV JJ Crocq 15, 1020 Brussels, Belgium
Head of unit-medical

Dominique Biarent

Tel.: +32 2 477 3103

Head of unit-nursing

TBA
 Tel.: +31 2 477 3240

Number of beds
15
Level of care
3 and 2
Specialties

Paediatrics - surgical and medical,
neonatal digestive and cardiac surgery

Research programmes

Weaning of analgesia, TRIPICU, STAR, SPIPES

Link to web site

BRUSSELS

BRUSSELS
Hospital
AZ-VUB
Unit
PICU 12
Address
Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
Head of unit-medical

Said H. Idrissi
Tel.: +32 2 477 51 77

Head of unit-nursing

Dirk Danschutter, RN, CCRN
 Tel.: +32 2 477 51 72

Number of beds
6
Level of care
high care
Specialties

Infectious diseases (sepsis/shock), traumatology,
 neuro-surgery, complicated abdominal and urological
 surgery, diaphragmatic pacing,
 complicated ventilatory situations

Research programmes

Medical: interactive ventilation
             diaphragmatic pacing
             protein C administration
 Nursing: humidification of airways ventilation
             role of parents in PICU
             spaliation

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BRUSSELS

BRUSSELS
Hospital
Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc
Unit
PICU
Address
Avenue Hippocrate 10, B 1200 Brussels, Belgium
Head of unit-medical

Prof. Stephan Clement de Clety
 Tel.: +32 2 764 2705 or 2723

Head of unit-nursing

Catherine Rompteau
 Tel.: +32 2 764 2723 or 2731

Number of beds
10
Level of care
3
Specialties

Liver transplantation
 Fulminat hepatic failure
 Cardiac surgery

Research programmes

Transfusion requirements in PICU (TRIPICU):
 a randomized control trial
 Investigation of the efficacy of Drotecogin alpha
 in pediatric sepsis

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GENT

GENT
Hospital
Ghent University Hospital
Unit
PICU/PIMCU
Address
De pintelaan 185, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
Head of unit-medical

Annick de Jaeger
 Tel.: +32 9 240 2756

Head of unit-nursing

Hilde Martens
 Dries Neyrinck

Number of beds
6 PICU, 9 PIMCU
Level of care
3
Specialties

All paediatric subspecialties

Research programmes

Trauma care, hemodynamic monitoring,
 Liver function monitoring, catheter-related sepsis,
 family needs in IC,
 participation in multicentric research (TRIPICU,
 STAR eo) and industry sponsored research (aPC,
 micafungin)

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LEUVEN

LEUVEN
Hospital
University Hospital Gasthuisberg Leuven
Unit
Intensive Care Department, PICU
Address
Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Head of unit-medical

Dr. Dirk Vlasselaers & Dr. Lars Desmet
 Tel.: +32 16 344 021

Head of unit-nursing

Jan Vermeyen
 Tel.: +32 16 348 770

Number of beds
10
Level of care
3
Specialties

Congenital heart disease and surgery
 ECMO and ventricular assist devices
 transplantation: heart, lung, liver, intestine, kidney
 major surgery: spine, neuro, thoracic

Research programmes

Fundamental and clinical research in endocrinology
 and metabolism in the critically ill child
 Inflammation and cardiac surgery

Link to web site

LEUVEN

Hospital
University Hospital Gasthuisberg Leuven
Unit
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Address
Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Head of unit-medical

Hugo Devlieger
 Tel.: +32 16 343 211

Head of unit-nursing

Helga Philips
 Tel.: +32 16 343 210

Number of beds
35
Level of care
20 beds NICU, 15 beds Post-NICU
Specialties

Post-foetal surgery, neonatal surgery, ECMO

Research programmes

Medical: NIRO of the brain in VLBW and asphyxiated
             infants, Endocrine substitution,
             Pharmacology of pain therapy
             Nosocomial infection
 Nursing:  NIDCAP

Link to web site