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Down Syndrome

  • National Clinical Guidelines: We have established a National Resource Centre with extensive international research projects on Down Syndrome which have been performed by Dr Joan Murphy. The Department has undertaken the definitive national study of children and young people with Down syndrome and established national medical guidelines for this group. The Department of Paediatrics co-hosted the World Congress on Down Syndrome in Dublin in July 2009, of which Professor Hoey was Chairman of the Scientific Committee and Dr Joan Murphy Honorary Secretary. Both Professor Hoey and Dr Joan Murphy are members of the steering committee of the Down's Syndrome Medical Interest Group of Ireland and UK.
  • Down syndrome registry: Prof Roche Ms Fiona McGrane and Prof Molloy have established a National DS Registry
  • DISCO project: Down Syndrome Inflammation and Systemic Multiorgan Outcomes
    This project will explore multiorgan dysfunction focussing on immunodeficiency and altered immune cell responses in children with DS and will commence in 2017 with funding from National Childrens Hospital Foundation. (2017-20)
  • DREAM project: This project will explore multiorgan dysfunction including cardiac, haematological, endocrine and GI issues and their composite association with neurodevelopmental outcome in children with DS. (2017-20)

Last updated 21 December 2016 Web Administrator (Email).