Journal article

The EPICENTRE (ESPNIC Covid pEdiatric Neonatal Registry) initiative: background and protocol for the international SARS-CoV-2 infections registry

Daniele De Luca, Lucilla Rava, Simon Nadel, Pierre Tissieres, Orsola Gawronski, Elisabeth Perkins, Giovanna Chidini, David G Tingay

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS | SPRINGER | Published : 2020

Abstract

The outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 is the worst healthcare emergency of this century, and its impact on pediatrics and neonatology is still largely unknown. The European Society for Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC) launched the EPICENTRE (ESPNIC Covid pEdiatric Neonatal Registry) international, multicenter, and multidisciplinary initiative to study the epidemiology, clinical course, and outcomes of pediatric and neonatal SARS-CoV-2 infections. EPICENTRE background and aims are presented together with protocol details. EPICENTRE is open to centers all over the world, and this will allow to provide a pragmatic picture of the epidemic, with a particular attention to pediatric and neonatal..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Clinical Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The Murdoch Children's Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government Operational Infrastructure Support Program (Melbourne, Australia). DGT is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Clinical Career Development Fellowship (Grant ID 1053889). There is no specific funding source for the EPICENTRE project.