After basic research in allergy, my research focus is now – after finishing my education as pediatrician - on neonatal intensive care and especially nutritional care of very low birth weight infants. Currently we are addressing the role of fish oil in parenteral nutrition for prophylaxis of cholestasis and improvement of neurodevelopment in a prospective clinical study in 200 extreme low birth weight infants. Another project that is currently planned is the role of early versus late introduction of solid foods in the diet of former very low birth weight infants.
Methods & Techniques
We perform prospective clinical trials and retrospective clinical studies in the scope of our research focus.
Chalubinski KM, Repa A, Stammler-Safar M, Ott J: The impact of doppler sonography on intrauterine management and neonatal outcome in preterm fetuses with intrauterine growth retardation. Ultrasound Obstet Gyneco 39 293-298, 2012
Schwarzer M, Repa A, Daniel C, Schabussova I, Hrncir T, Pot B, Stepankova R, Hudcovic T, Pollak A, Tlaskalova-Hogenova H, Wiedermann U, Kozakova H: Neonatal colonization of mice with Lactobacillus plantarum producing the aeroallergen Bet v 1 biases towards Th1 and T-regulatory responses upon systemic sensitization. Allergy 66: 368-375, 2011
Repa A, Kozakova H, Hudcovic T, Stepankova R, Hrncir T, Tlaskalova-Hogenova H, Pollak A, Wiedermann U: Susceptibility to nasal and oral tolerance induction to the major birch pollen allergen Bet v 1 is not dependent on the presence of the microflora. Immunol Lett 117: 50-56, 2008
Daniel C, Repa A, Wild C, Pollak A, Pot B, Breiteneder H, Wiedermann U, Mercenier A: Modulation of allergic immune responses by mucosal application of recombinant lactic acid bacteria producing the major birch pollen allergen Bet v 1. Allergy 61: 812-819, 2006
Repa A, Wild C, Hufnagl K, Winkler B, Bohle B, Pollak A, Wiedermann U: Influence of the route of sensitization on local and systemic immune responses in a murine model of type I allergy. Clin Exp Immunology 137: 12-18, 2003