Organisational unit: Research group

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Pediatrics



The overall aim of the current research plan is to identify novel interventions to prevent neuro-developmental impairment in the newborn. From a clinical perspective, the project targets three groups of infants: 1) infants with extremely preterm birth (<27 gestational weeks); 2) infants who develop severe cerebral intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and 3) infants with serious congenital heart defects (CHD) requiring surgery with cardio-pulmonary bypass. These groups of infants are all sensitively and specifically clinically identified at the initiation of the disease process and have a high risk for cognitive and/or neurological impairment during early childhood. Thus, important pre-requisites for a clinical implementation and subsequent evaluation of novel neuro-protective treatments are fulfilled.

Recent research outputs

Frändberg, J., Sandblom, J., Matteo Bruschettini, Karel Maršál & Kristensen, K. 2018 May 1 In : Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 97, 5, p. 591-597 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fu, Z. , Löfqvist, C. A. , Liegl, R. , Wang, Z. , Sun, Y. , Gong, Y. , Liu, C. H. , Meng, S. S. , Burnim, S. B. , Arellano, I. , Chouinard, M. T. , Duran, R. , Poblete, A. , Cho, S. S. , Akula, J. D. , Kinter, M. , Ley, D. , Pupp, I. H. , Talukdar, S. , Hellström, A. & 1 others Smith, L. E. 2018 Jan In : EMBO Molecular Medicine. 10, 1, p. 76-90

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kristbjorg Sveinsdottir 2018 Lund: Lund University, Faculty of Medicine. 98 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (compilation)

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