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

Sofia Backman, Ingmar Rosén, Blennow, M., Andersson, T., Englund, M., Flink, R., Hallberg, B., Liedholm, L. J., Elisabeth Norman, Sailer, A. & Thordstein, M., 2018 Oct 1, In : Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics. 107, 10, p. 1702-1709 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Moresco, L., Matteo Bruschettini, Calevo, M. G. & Siri, L., 2018 Sep 17, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2018, 9, CD013132

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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