All of medical diseases in childhood and adolescence are educated and studied in the Department of Pediatricts. Although the most common diseases of children are infectious diseases, pediatricians must examine various diseases including kidney diseases, hematologic diseases, neoplastic diseases, allergic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, endocrine diseases, metabolic disorders, neurologic diseases represented by epilepsy, collagen diseases, inflammatory diseases, and neonatal care. And we are engaged in psychosomatic disorders and developmental disorders, except for medical diseases. Moreover, we support the healthy development of children by medical examination, and try for the prevention of infectious diseases by vaccination.
We investigate the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of various diseases through routine medical care. In the clinical study, we attend multicenter collaborative studies of infectious diseases, hematologic disease, neoplastic diseases, allergic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, etc , and try to improve the treatment outcome of various intractable diseases. We perform medical care and clinical study that attached great importance to quality of life (QOL) of the patients and their family and long-term follow-up, with policy that the pediatricians have to understand the psychological situation of the patients and their family on the occasion of medical care and research. Moreover, we are now researching about regenerative medicine by transfusion of the umbilical cord blood.
To provide national top-level medical care in Kochi prefecture, we study a field of specialty in medical centers and research institutes in Japan (i.e., National Center for Child Health and Development, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, National Cancer Center, Osaka Women's and Children's Hospital, etc.), and make efforts to proceed with high-level clinical research.