Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children's and Women's Health

Unit for paediatrics

The unit for paediatrics is responsible for research and the teaching of paediatrics.

Paediatrics and paediatric research are large and broad subject areas. In later years our research has focused on a few subjects within paediatric neurology and neonatal medicine, airway infections and rheumatology. Several of our researchers also work in other fields and with other research groups.

Main research topics include:

  • Long-term consequences of low birth weight. Follow-up studies in relation to brain development, using advanced MRI-technology, and mental health.
  • Automated analysis of new-born children's movement patterns and long-term motoric prognosis.
  • Extent and causes of cerebral palsy (CP).
  • Extent of and prognosis for juvenile arthritis in Norway and the Nordic countries.
  • Extent and causes of chronic pain in Norwegian children and adolescents.
  • New airway viruses as a cause of children's airway infections.
  • Studies on methods to reduce weight in overweight children and adolescents.
  • Genetic variations and complications after treatment for leukaemia in children.

Research groups:

Other related research groups:

  • Children's oncology
  • Obesity and overweight in children and adolescents

The unit counts almost 30 permanent and temporary researchers. We cooperate with the Pediatric Department, St. Olavs Hospital, with research groups and clinical groups nationally and internationally, and with other groups at LBK, other departments at NTNU, the HUNT study and other clinics at St. Olavs Hospital.

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Unit for paediatrics. Illustration


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