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

Wikström, S., Hövel, H., Ingrid Hansen Pupp, Vineta Fellman, Hüppi, P. S., David Ley & Hellström-Westas, L. 2018 In : Neonatology. 113, 1, p. 15-20

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kristbjörg Sveinsdóttir, Länsberg, J. K., Sveinsdóttir, S., Martin Garwicz, Ohlsson, L., Hellström, A., Smith, L., Magnus Gram & David Ley 2017 Oct 4 In : Developmental Neuroscience.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ingrid Hansen-Pupp, Hellström, A., Hamdani, M., Tocoian, A., Kreher, N. C., David Ley & Hallberg, B. 2017 Oct 1 In : Growth Hormone and IGF Research. 36, p. 44-51

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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