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  • 1.
    Angelhoff, Charlotte
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Nursing Science. Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Thernström Blomqvist, Ylva
    Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Sahlén Helmer, Charlotte
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Nursing Science. Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Children's and Women's health. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Olsson, Emma
    Department of Pediatrics and Centre for Health Care Sciences, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.
    Shorey, Shefaly
    Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore.
    Frostell, Anneli
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Psychology. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Mörelius, Evalotte
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus.
    Effect of skin-to-skin contact on parents sleep quality, mood, parent-infant interaction and cortisol concentrations in neonatal care units: study protocol of a randomised controlled trial2018In: BMJ Open, ISSN 2044-6055, E-ISSN 2044-6055, Vol. 8, no 7, article id e021606Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction Separation after preterm birth is a major stressor for infants and parents. Skin-to-skin contact (SSC) is a method of care suitable to use in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to minimise separation between parents and infants. Less separation leads to increased possibilities for parent-infant interaction, provided that the parents’ sleep quality is satisfactory. We aimed to evaluate the effect of continuous SSC on sleep quality and mood in parents of preterm infants born <33 weeks of gestation as well as the quality of parent-infant interaction and salivary cortisol concentrations at the time of discharge.

    Methods and analysis A randomised intervention study with two arms—intervention versus standard care. Data will be collected from 50 families. Eligible families will be randomly allocated to intervention or standard care when transferred from the intensive care room to the family-room in the NICU. The intervention consists of continuous SSC for four consecutive days and nights in the family-room. Data will be collected every day during the intervention and again at the time of discharge from the hospital. Outcome measures comprise activity tracker (Actigraph); validated self-rated questionnaires concerning sleep, mood and bonding; observed scorings of parental sensitivity and emotional availability and salivary cortisol. Data will be analysed with pairwise, repeated measures, Mann Whitney U-test will be used to compare groups and analysis of variance will be used to adjust for different hospitals and parents’ gender.

    Ethics and dissemination The study is approved by the Regional Research Ethics Board at an appropriate university (2016/89–31). The results will be published in scientific journals. We will also use conferences and social media to disseminate our findings.

  • 2.
    Besser, Rachel E. J.
    et al.
    UCL, England; Oxford Univ Hosp NHS Fdn Trust, England; Churchill Hosp, England.
    Ludvigsson, Johnny
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Children's and Women's health. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus.
    Hindmarsh, Peter C.
    UCL, England.
    Cole, Tim J.
    UCL, England.
    Exploring C-peptide loss in type 1 diabetes using growth curve analysis2018In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 13, no 7, article id e0199635Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objectives C-peptide (CP) loss in type 1 diabetes (T1D) is highly variable, and factors influencing it are poorly understood. We modelled CP values in T1D patients from diagnosis for up to 6 years, treating the serial data as growth curves plotted against time since diagnosis. The aims were to summarise the pattern of CP loss (i.e. growth curve shape) in individual patients in simple terms, and to identify baseline characteristics that predict this pattern in individuals. Materials and methods Between 1976 and 2011, 442 T1D patients initially aged amp;lt; 18y underwent 120-minute mixed meal tolerance tests (MMTT) to calculate area under the curve (AUC) CP, at 3, 9,18, 30, 48 and 72 months after diagnosis (n = 1537). The data were analysed using the novel SITAR mixed effects growth curve model (Superlmposition by Translation And Rotation). It fits a mean AUC growth curve, but also allows the curves mean level and rate of fall to vary between individuals so as to best fit the individual patient curves. These curve adjustments define individual curve shape. Results The square root (root) AUC scale provided the best fit. The mean levels and rates of fall for individuals were normally distributed and uncorrelated with each other. Age at diagnosis and root AUC at 3 months strongly predicted the patient-specific mean levels, while younger age at diagnosis (p amp;lt; 0.0001) and the 120-minute CP value of the 3-month MMTT (p = 0.002) predicted the patient-specific rates of fall. Conclusions SITAR growth curve analysis is a useful tool to assess CP loss in type 1 diabetes, explaining patient differences in terms of their mean level and rate of fall. A definition of rapid CP loss could be based on a quantile of the rate of fall distribution, allowing better understanding of factors determining CP loss and stratification of patients into targeted therapies.

  • 3.
    Birkebaek, N. H.
    et al.
    Aarhus Univ, Denmark.
    Kahlert, J.
    Aarhus Univ Hosp, Denmark.
    Bjarnason, R.
    Landspitali Univ Hosp, Iceland; Univ Iceland, Iceland.
    Drivvoll, A. K.
    Oslo Univ Hosp, Norway.
    Johansen, A.
    Rigshosp, Denmark.
    Konradsdottir, E.
    Landspitali Univ Hosp, Iceland; Univ Iceland, Iceland.
    Pundziute-Lycka, A.
    Queen Silvia Childrens Hosp, Sweden.
    Samuelsson, Ulf
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Children's and Women's health. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus.
    Skrivarhaug, T.
    Oslo Univ Hosp, Norway.
    Svensson, J.
    Univ Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Body mass index standard deviation score and obesity in children with type 1 diabetes in the Nordic countries. HbA(1c) and other predictors of increasing BMISDS2018In: Pediatric Diabetes, ISSN 1399-543X, E-ISSN 1399-5448, Vol. 19, no 7, p. 1198-1205Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Intensified insulin therapy may increase body weight and cause obesity. This study compared body mass index standard deviation score (BMISDS) and obesity rate in children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and uncovered predictors for increasing BMISDS. Methods: Data registered in the Nordic national childhood diabetes databases during the period 2008-2012 on children below 15 years with T1D for more than 3 months were compiled, including information on gender, age, diabetes duration, hemoglobin A(1c) (HbA(1c)), insulin dose, severe hypoglycemia (SH), treatment modality, height and weight. The Swedish reference chart for BMI was used for calculating BMISDS. Results: Totally, 11025 children (48% females) (30994 registrations) were included. Medians by the last recorded examination were: age, 13.5 years; diabetes duration, 4.3 years; HbA(1c), 7.9% (63 mmol/mol); insulin dose, 0.8 IU/kg/d and BMISDS, 0.70. Obesity rate was 18.5%. Adjusted mean BMISDS (BMISDS adj) was inversely related to HbA(1c) and directly to diabetes duration. Higher BMISDS adj was found in those with an insulin dose above 0.6 IU/kg/d, and in girls above 10 years. Pump users had higher BMISDS adj than pen users, and patients with registered SH had higher BMISDS adj than patients without SH (both P amp;lt; .001). Conclusion: Obesity rate in children with T1D in the Nordic countries is high, however, with country differences. Low HbA(1c), long diabetes duration, higher insulin dose, pump treatment and experiencing a SH predicted higher BMISDS. Diabetes caregivers should balance the risk of obesity and the benefit of a very low HbA(1c).

  • 4.
    Enander, Rebecka
    et al.
    SkaS Hosp Grp, Sweden.
    Adolfsson, Peter
    Hosp Halland, Sweden; Univ Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Bergdahl, Torun
    SkaS Hosp Grp, Sweden.
    Forsander, Gun
    Univ Gothenburg, Sweden; Sahlgrens Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Ludvigsson, Johnny
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Children's and Women's health. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus.
    Hanas, Ragnar
    Univ Gothenburg, Sweden; NU Hosp Grp, Sweden.
    Beta cell function after intensive subcutaneous insulin therapy or intravenous insulin infusion at onset of type 1 diabetes in children without ketoacidosis2018In: Pediatric Diabetes, ISSN 1399-543X, E-ISSN 1399-5448, Vol. 19, no 6, p. 1079-1085Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    Our aim was to see if IV insulin therapy at diagnosis preserves beta‐cell function better than multiple subcutaneous (SC) injections.

    Methods

    Fifty‐four children 9.9 ± 3.5 years (range 2.8‐14.9) without ketoacidosis were included in a 2 years, randomized multicenter study with insulin SC or 48 to 72 hours IV initially. Thirty‐three (61%) were boys, 22 (41%) were pubertal. Forty‐eight subjects completed 12 months follow‐up and 43 completed 24 months. At 1, 6, 12, and 24 months, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), C‐peptide and insulin/kg/24 h were measured. At 24 months, a mixed‐meal tolerance test (MMTT) was performed.

    Results

    HbA1c at diagnosis was 10.7%, (93 mmol/mol) for IV, 10.7%, (94 mmol/mol) for SC. During the first 2 full days of insulin therapy, mean plasma glucose was 8.2 mmol/L for IV, 9.5 for SC (P = .025). Mean insulin dose was 1.5 U/kg/d for IV vs 1.0 for SC (P = .001). Sixteen (7 in IV, 9 in SC group) started with insulin pumps during the follow‐up. At 24 months, we saw no significant differences: HbA1c (7.5%, 58 mmol/mol, for IV, 7.2%, 55 mmol/mol, for SC; ns), insulin doses (0.79 vs 0.88 U/kg/d; ns), fasting C‐peptide (0.08 vs 0.12 nmol/L; ns), maximal MMTT response (0.19 vs 0.25 nmol/L; ns) and AUC (18.26 vs 23.9 nmol/L*min; ns). Peak C‐peptide >0.2 nmol/L in the combined IV and SC groups correlated significantly with HbA1c and C‐peptide at onset in a multiple regression.

    Conclusion

    Residual beta cell function at 2 years seems to be independent from initial insulin regimens but related to HbA1c and C‐peptide at onset.

  • 5.
    Fernlund, Eva
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Children's and Women's health. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus. Lund University, Sweden.
    Gyllenhammar, T.
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Jablonowski, R.
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Carlsson, M.
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Larsson, A.
    Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Arnlov, J.
    Uppsala University, Sweden; Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
    Liuba, P.
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Serum Biomarkers of Myocardial Remodeling and Coronary Dysfunction in Early Stages of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in the Young2017In: Pediatric Cardiology, ISSN 0172-0643, E-ISSN 1432-1971, Vol. 38, no 4, p. 853-863Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) remains the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in the young. Early markers for HCM are important to identify individuals at risk. The aim of this study was to investigate novel serum biomarkers reflecting myocardial remodeling, microfibrosis, and vascular endotheliopathy in the early stages of familial HCM in young patients. Twenty-three HCM patients, 16 HCM-risk individuals, and 66 controls (median 15 years) underwent echocardiography and serum analysis for cathepsin S, endostatin, myostatin, type I collagen degradation marker (ICTP), matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9, vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR)-1, and vascular and intercellular adhesion molecules (VCAM, ICAM). In a subset of the population, global myocardial perfusion was performed by magnetic resonance imaging. Cathepsin S (p = 0.0009), endostatin (p amp;lt; 0.0001), MMP-9 (p = 0.008), and VCAM (p = 0.04) were increased in the HCM group and correlated to left ventricular mass index and mitral E/e (p amp;lt; 0.01). In the HCM-risk group, myostatin was decreased (p = 0.004), whereas ICAM was increased (p = 0.002). Global perfusion was decreased in the HCM group (p amp;lt; 0.05) versus controls. Endostatin and mitral E/e correlated inversely to myocardial perfusion (p aeamp;lt;currencyamp;gt; 0.05). This is the first study demonstrating adverse changes in biomarkers reflecting myocardial matrix remodeling, microfibrosis, and vascular endotheliopathy in early stage of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the young.

  • 6.
    Fernlund, Eva
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Children's and Women's health. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus. Lund University, Sweden.
    Wålinder Österberg, Anna
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Children's and Women's health. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Kuchinskaya, Ekaterina
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Cell Biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Gustafsson, Mikael
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Cardiology in Linköping.
    Jansson, Kjell
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Cardiology in Linköping.
    Gunnarsson, Cecilia
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Cell Biology. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center for Diagnostics, Clinical genetics. Region Östergötland, Center for Business support and Development.
    Novel Genetic Variants in BAG3 and TNNT2 in a Swedish Family with a History of Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Sudden Cardiac Death2017In: Pediatric Cardiology, ISSN 0172-0643, E-ISSN 1432-1971, Vol. 38, no 6, p. 1262-1268Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Familial dilated cardiomyopathy is a rare cause of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), especially in childhood. Our aim was to describe the clinical course and the genetic variants in a family where the proband was a four-month-old infant presenting with respiratory problems due to DCM. In the family, there was a strong family history of DCM and sudden cardiac death in four generations. DNA was analyzed initially from the deceased girl using next-generation sequencing including 50 genes involved in cardiomyopathy. A cascade family screening was performed in the family after identification of the TNNT2 and the BAG3 variants in the proband. The first-degree relatives underwent clinical examination including biochemistry panel, cardiac ultrasound, Holter ECG, exercise stress test, and targeted genetic testing. The index patient presented with advanced DCM. After a severe clinical course, the baby had external left ventricular assist as a bridge to heart transplantation. 1.5 months after transplantation, the baby suffered sudden cardiac death (SCD) despite maximal treatment in the pediatric intensive care unit. The patient was shown to carry two heterozygous genetic variants in the TNNT2 gene [TNNT2 c.518G amp;gt; A(p.Arg173Gln)] and BAG3 [BAG3 c.785C amp;gt; T(p.Ala262Val)]. Two of the screened individuals (two females) appeared to carry both the familial variants. All the individuals carrying the TNNT2 variant presented with DCM, the two adult patients had mild or moderate symptoms of heart failure and reported palpitations but no syncope or presyncopal attacks prior to the genetic diagnosis. The female carriers of TNNT2 and BAG3 variants had more advanced DCM. In the family history, there were three additional cases of SCD due to DCM, diagnosed by autopsy, but no genetic analysis was possible in these cases. Our findings suggest that the variants in TNNT2 and BAG3 are associated with a high propensity to life-threatening cardiomyopathy presenting from childhood and young adulthood.

  • 7.
    Gunnarsson, Rebeqa
    et al.
    Lund Univ, Sweden.
    Dilorenzo, Sebastian
    Uppsala Univ, Sweden; Uppsala Univ, Sweden.
    Lundin-Strom, Kristina B.
    Lund Univ, Sweden.
    Olsson, Linda
    Lund Univ, Sweden; Dept Clin Genet and Pathol, Sweden.
    Biloglav, Andrea
    Lund Univ, Sweden.
    Lilljebjorn, Henrik
    Lund Univ, Sweden.
    Rissler, Marianne
    Lund Univ, Sweden.
    Wahlberg, Per
    Uppsala Univ, Sweden.
    Lundmark, Anders
    Uppsala Univ, Sweden.
    Castor, Anders
    Skane Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Behrendtz, Mikael
    Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus.
    Fioretos, Thoas
    Lund Univ, Sweden; Dept Clin Genet and Pathol, Sweden.
    Paulsson, Kajsa
    Lund Univ, Sweden.
    Isaksson, Anders
    Uppsala Univ, Sweden.
    Johansson, Bertil
    Lund Univ, Sweden; Dept Clin Genet and Pathol, Sweden.
    Mutation, methylation, and gene expression profiles in dup(1q)-positive pediatric B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia2018In: Leukemia, ISSN 0887-6924, E-ISSN 1476-5551, Vol. 32, no 10, p. 2117-2125Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    High-throughput sequencing was applied to investigate the mutation/methylation patterns on 1q and gene expression profiles in pediatric B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP ALL) with/without (w/wo) dup(1q). Sequencing of the breakpoint regions and all exons on 1q in seven dup(1q)-positive cases revealed non-synonymous somatic single nucleotide variants (SNVs) in BLZF1, FMN2, KCNT2, LCE1C, NES, and PARP1. Deep sequencing of these in a validation cohort w (n = 17)/wo (n = 94) dup(1q) revealed similar SNV frequencies in the two groups (47% vs. 35%; P = 0.42). Only 0.6% of the 36,259 CpGs on 1q were differentially methylated between cases w (n = 14)/wo (n = 13) dup(1q). RNA sequencing of high hyperdiploid (HeH) and t(1;19)(q23;p13)-positive cases w (n = 14)/wo (n = 52) dup(1q) identified 252 and 424 differentially expressed genes, respectively; only seven overlapped. Of the overexpressed genes in the HeH and t(1;19) groups, 23 and 31%, respectively, mapped to 1q; 60-80% of these encode nucleic acid/protein binding factors or proteins with catalytic activity. We conclude that the pathogenetically important consequence of dup(1q) in BCP ALL is a gene-dosage effect, with the deregulated genes differing between genetic subtypes, but involving similar molecular functions, biological processes, and protein classes.

  • 8.
    Ivars, Katrin
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Surgery, Orthopedics and Oncology. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus.
    Nelson, Nina
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Children's and Women's health. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Department of Paediatrics in Linköping. Department of Quality and Patient Safety, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Theodorsson, Annette
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Neuro and Inflammation Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Anaesthetics, Operations and Specialty Surgery Center, Department of Neurosurgery.
    Theodorsson, Elvar
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center for Diagnostics, Department of Clinical Chemistry.
    Ström, Jakob O.
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center for Diagnostics, Department of Clinical Chemistry. Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Örebro, Örebro, Sweden.
    Mörelius, Evalotte
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus.
    Development of salivary cortisol circadian rhythm in preterm infants2017In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 12, no 8, article id e0182685Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVES: To investigate at what age preterm infants develop a salivary cortisol circadian rhythm and identify whether it is dependent on gestational age and/or postnatal age. To evaluate whether salivary cortisol circadian rhythm development is related to behavioral regularity. To elucidate salivary cortisol levels in preterm infants during the first year of life.

    METHODS: This prospective, longitudinal study included 51 preterm infants. 130 healthy full-term infants served as controls. Monthly salivary cortisol levels were obtained in the morning (07:30-09:30), at noon (10:00-12:00), and in the evening (19:30-21:30), beginning at gestational age week 28-32 and continuing until twelve months corrected age. Behavioral regularity was studied using the Baby Behavior Questionnaire.

    RESULTS: A salivary cortisol circadian rhythm was established by one month corrected age and persisted throughout the first year. The preterm infants showed a cortisol pattern increasingly more alike the full-term infants as the first year progressed. The preterm infants increase in behavioral regularity with age but no correlation was found between the development of salivary cortisol circadian rhythm and the development of behavior regularity. The time to establish salivary cortisol circadian rhythm differed between preterm and full-term infants according to postnatal age (p = 0.001) and was dependent on gestational age. Monthly salivary cortisol levels for preterm infants from birth until twelve months are presented. Additional findings were that topical corticosteroid medication was associated with higher concentrations of salivary cortisol (p = 0.02) and establishment of salivary cortisol circadian rhythm occurred later in infants treated with topical corticosteroid medication (p = 0.02).

    CONCLUSIONS: Salivary cortisol circadian rhythm is established by one month corrected age in preterm infants. Establishment of salivary cortisol circadian rhythm is related to gestational age rather than to postnatal age. Salivary cortisol circadian rhythm development is not related to behavioral regularity.

  • 9.
    Larsson, Christina R.
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
    Januszewski, Andrzej S.
    NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
    McGrath, Rachel T.
    Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Northern Clinical School, The University of Sydney, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
    Ludvigsson, Johnny
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Children's and Women's health. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus.
    Keech, Anthony C.
    NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
    MacIsaac, Richard J.
    Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
    Ward, Glenn M.
    Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
    ONeal, David N.
    NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
    Fulcher, Gregory R.
    Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Northern Clinical School, The University of Sydney, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
    Jenkins, Alicia J.
    NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
    Suboptimal behaviour and knowledge regarding overnight glycaemia in adults with type 1 diabetes is common2018In: Internal medicine journal (Print), ISSN 1444-0903, E-ISSN 1445-5994, Vol. 48, no 9, p. 1080-1086Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    In people with type 1 diabetes (T1D), nocturnal hypoglycaemia (NH) can be slept through and can cause seizures, arrhythmias and death. Hypoglycaemia avoidance can induce hyperglycaemia and ketosis. Patient behaviour impacts clinical outcomes and may be changed by education.

    Aim

    To develop and utilise a survey to evaluate patient self‐management of overnight glycaemia in adults with T1D.

    Methods

    Adults with T1D attending two Australian tertiary referral diabetes clinics completed a survey about their diabetes self‐management and glycaemic control, including responses to hypothetical pre‐bed blood glucose (BG) levels (4–20 mmol/L). Statistical analyses included t‐tests, Chi square tests and ANOVA with significance considered at P < 0.05.

    Results

    There were 205 participants (103 females), with a mean (SD) age of 41 (17) years, T1D duration of 20 (16) years, HbA1c of 7.8(1.4)%, (61.3(8.2) mmol/mol), 38% on insulin pump therapy (CSII) and 36% with impaired hypoglycaemia awareness (IHA). Mean (SD) number of BG tests/day was 5.4 (2.7). Patients set higher BG target levels at bedtime and overnight: 7.5(1.4) and 7.1(1.3) mmol/L, respectively, compared to daytime (6.9(1.0); P < 0.0001 and P = 0.002 respectively). Only 36% of participants reported treating nocturnal hypoglycaemia (NH) with the recommended refined, then complex, carbohydrate. Only 28% of patients made safe choices in all bedtime BG scenarios, with higher rates for CSII users, P = 0.0005. Further education was desired by 32% of respondents, with higher rates in those with (44%) versus without IHA (25%), P = 0.006.

    Conclusions

    Many adults with T1D have suboptimal knowledge and behaviour regarding overnight BG self‐management. A survey, piloted herein, may facilitate the identification of patients who could benefit from further education.

  • 10.
    Ludvigsson, Johnny
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Children's and Women's health. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus.
    Wahlberg Topp, Jeanette
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Endocrinology.
    Casas, Rosaura
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Children's and Women's health. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Letter: Intralymphatic Injection of Autoantigen in Type 1 Diabetes in NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, vol 376, issue 7, pp 697-6992017In: New England Journal of Medicine, ISSN 0028-4793, E-ISSN 1533-4406, Vol. 376, no 7, p. 697-699Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    n/a

  • 11.
    Lundgren, Oskar
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus.
    Garvin, Peter
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Local Health Care Services in West Östergötland, Research & Development Unit in Local Health Care.
    Andersson, Gerhard
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Psychology. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden.
    Jonasson, Lena
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Cardiology in Linköping.
    Kristenson, Margareta
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Inverted items and validity: A psychobiological evaluation of two measures of psychological resources and one depression scale2018In: Health psychology open, ISSN 2055-1029, Vol. 5, no 1, article id 2055102918755045Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Psychological resources and risk factors influence risk of coronary heart disease. We evaluated whether inverted items in the Self-esteem, Mastery, and Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression scales compromise validity in the context of coronary heart disease. In a population-based sample, validity was investigated by calculating correlations with other scales (n = 1004) and interleukin-6 (n = 374), and by analyzing the relationship with 8-year coronary heart disease risk (n = 1000). Negative items did not affect the validity of the resource scales. In contrast, positive items from Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression showed no significant relationships with biological variables. However, they had no major impact on the validity of the original scale.

  • 12.
    Mörelius, Evalotte
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus.
    Ivars, Katrin
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Surgery, Orthopedics and Oncology. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus.
    Gustafsson, Per
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Local Health Care Services in Central Östergötland, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Linköping.
    Theodorsson, Elvar
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center for Diagnostics, Department of Clinical Chemistry.
    Nelson Follin, Nina
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Children's and Women's health. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Department of Paediatrics in Linköping. Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden.
    Salivary cortisol circadian rhythm in infants at psychosocial risk showed more variations than previous studies of healthy full-term infants2017In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, E-ISSN 1651-2227, Vol. 106, no 12, p. 2060-2061Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    n/a

  • 13.
    Olsen Faresjö, Åshild
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Ludvigsson, Johnny
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Children's and Women's health. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus.
    Pet exposure in the family during pregnancy and risk for type 1 diabetes: The prospective ABIS study2018In: Pediatric Diabetes, ISSN 1399-543X, E-ISSN 1399-5448, Vol. 19, no 7, p. 1206-1210Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The autoimmune process later leading to type 1 diabetes (T1D) seems to start very early in life. Different viruses have been suspected to contribute to the development of T1D, some already during pregnancy. As viruses may be hosted by animals and from them transferred to humans we decided to investigate if exposure to pets during pregnancy is related to later development of T1D. Methods: ABIS (All Babies in Southeast Sweden)-is a prospective population-based cohort study of unselected children born in southeast Sweden between Oct first 1997 to Oct first 1999. Parents of 16384 children answered a questionnaire within 3 days after birth including information about exposure to different pets. The ABIS registry has been connected to the National Registry of diagnosis and also the national Registry of Drug prescriptions so we know that 137 children have got T1D, and they were compared with the non-diabetic population. Results: During pregnancy, 45.5% of the mothers had pet animals at home. Most common were cats (25.0%) and dogs (18.7%). Neither exposure to dogs (OR = 1.27, P = 0.23) or cats (OR = 0.81, P = 0.31) were associated to later T1D risks. However, exposure to hamsters increased the T1D risk (OR 4.21, P = 0.0007). In a multiple regression this association remained (P = 0.005) when adjusted for other possible risk factors. Conclusions: Exposure to hamster during pregnancy seems to increase the risk of T1D in the child. One possibility could be infection by virus hosted by the pet.

  • 14.
    Olsson, Linda
    et al.
    Div Lab Med, Sweden.
    Lundin-Ström, Kristina B.
    Lund Univ, Sweden.
    Castor, Anders
    Skåne Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Behrendtz, Mikael
    Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus.
    Biloglav, Andrea
    Lund Univ, Sweden.
    Noren-Nyström, Ulrika
    Umeå Univ, Sweden.
    Paulsson, Kajsa
    Lund Univ, Sweden.
    Johansson, Bertil
    Div Lab Med, Sweden; Lund Univ, Sweden.
    Improved cytogenetic characterization and risk stratification of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia using single nucleotide polymorphism array analysis: A single center experience of 296 cases2018In: Genes, Chromosomes and Cancer, ISSN 1045-2257, E-ISSN 1098-2264, Vol. 57, no 11, p. 604-607Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Single nucleotide polymorphism array (SNP-A) analyses are increasingly being introduced in routine genetic diagnostics of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Despite this, only few studies that have compared the diagnostic value of SNP-A with conventional chromosome banding have been published. We here report such a comparison of 296 ALL cases, the largest series to date. Only genomic imbalances amp;gt;5Mb and microdeletions targeting the BTG1, CDKN2A/B, EBF1, ERG, ETV6, IKZF1, PAX5, and RB1 genes and the pseudoautosomal region 1 (PAR1) were ascertained, in agreement with recent guidelines. Of 36 T-cell ALL cases, the karyotypes of 24 cases (67%) were revised by SNP-A analyses that either revealed additional imbalances amp;gt;5Mb or better characterized the changes found by G-banding. Of 260 B-cell precursor (BCP) ALL cases, SNP-A analyses identified additional copy number alterations, including the above-mentioned microdeletions, or better characterized the imbalances found by G-banding in 236 (91%) cases. Furthermore, the cytogenetic subtype classification of 41/260 (16%) BCP ALL cases was revised based on the SNP-A findings. Of the subtype revisions, 12/41 (29%) had clinical implications as regards risk stratifying cytogenetic groups or genotype-specific minimal residual disease stratification. We conclude that SNP-A analyses dramatically improve the cytogenetic characterization of both T-cell and BCP ALL and also provide important information pertinent to risk stratification of BCP ALL.

  • 15.
    Persson, M.
    et al.
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Becker, C.
    Skane Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Larsson, H. Elding
    Lund Univ, Sweden.
    Lernmark, A.
    Lund Univ, Sweden.
    Forsander, G.
    Univ Gothenburg, Sweden; Sahlgrens Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Ivarsson, S. A.
    Lund Univ, Sweden.
    Ludvigsson, Johnny
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Children's and Women's health. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus.
    Samuelsson, Ulf
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Children's and Women's health. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus.
    Marcus, C.
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Carlsson, A.
    Lund Univ, Sweden.
    The Better Diabetes Diagnosis (BDD) study - A review of a nationwide prospective cohort study in Sweden2018In: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, ISSN 0168-8227, E-ISSN 1872-8227, Vol. 140, p. 236-244Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The incidence of type 1 diabetes (T1D) in Sweden is one of the highest in the world. However, the possibility of other types of diabetes must also be considered. In addition, individuals with T1D constitute a heterogeneous group. A precise classification of diabetes is a prerequisite for optimal outcome. For precise classification, knowledge on the distribution of genetic factors, biochemical markers and clinical features in individuals with new onset of diabetes is needed. The Better Diabetes Diagnosis (BDD), is a nationwide study in Sweden with the primary aim to facilitate a more precise classification and diagnosis of diabetes in order to enable the most adequate treatment for each patient. Secondary aims include identification of risk factors for diabetes-related co-morbidities. Since 2005, data on almost all children and adolescents with newly diagnosed diabetes in Sweden are prospectively collected and including heredity of diabetes, clinical symptoms, levels of C peptide, genetic analyses and detection of autoantibodies. Since 2011, analyses of HLA profile, autoantibodies and C peptide levels are part of clinical routine in Sweden for all pediatric patients with suspected diagnosis of diabetes. In this review, we present the methods and main results of the BDD study so far and discuss future aspects. (C) 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 16.
    Shorey, Shefaly
    et al.
    Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, National University Health System, Singapore.
    Ng, Yvonne Peng Mei
    Department of Neonatology, National University Health System, Singapore.
    Danbjørg, Dorthe Boe
    Centre for Innovative Medical Technology, Institute of Clinical Research, The Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
    Dennis, Cindy-Lee
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    Mörelius, Evalotte
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Division of Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus.
    Effectiveness of the ‘Home-but not Alone’ mobile health application educational programme on parental outcomes: a randomized controlled trial, study protocol2017In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, ISSN 0309-2402, E-ISSN 1365-2648, Vol. 73, no 1, p. 253-264Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aims: The aim of this study was to describe a study protocol that evaluates the effectiveness of the ‘Home-but not Alone’ educational programme delivered via a mobile health application in improving parenting outcomes.

    Background: The development in mobile-based technology gives us the opportunity to develop an accessible educational programme that can be potentially beneficial to new parents. However, there is a scarcity of theory-based educational programmes that have incorporated technology such as a mobile health application in the early postpartum period.

    Design: A randomized controlled trial with a two-group pre-test and post-test design.

    Methods: The data will be collected from 118 couples. Eligible parents will be randomly allocated to either a control group (receiving routine care) or an intervention group (routine care plus access to the ‘Home-but not Alone’ mobile health application. Outcome measures comprise of parenting self-efficacy, social support, parenting satisfaction and postnatal depression. Data will be collected at the baseline (on the day of discharge) and at four weeks postpartum.

    Discussion: This will be an empirical study that evaluates a theory-based educational programme delivered via an innovative mobile health application on parental outcomes. Results from this study will enhance parenting self-efficacy, social support and parenting satisfaction, which may then reduce parental risks of postnatal depression.

  • 17.
    Tavira Iglesias, Beatriz
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Children's and Women's health. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Barcenilla, Hugo
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Children's and Women's health. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Wahlberg, Jeanette
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Heart and Medicine Center, Department of Endocrinology.
    Achenbach, Peter
    Tech Univ Munich, Germany.
    Ludvigsson, Johnny
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Children's and Women's health. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus.
    Casas, Rosaura
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Children's and Women's health. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Intralymphatic Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase-Alum Administration Induced Th2-Like-Specific Immunomodulation in Responder Patients: A Pilot Clinical Trial in Type 1 Diabetes2018In: Journal of Diabetes Research, ISSN 2314-6745, E-ISSN 2314-6753, article id 9391845Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    GAD-alum given into lymph nodes to type 1 diabetes patients participating in an open-label pilot trial resulted in preservation of C-peptide similar to promising results from other trials. Here, we compared the immunomodulatory effect of giving GAD-alum directly into lymph nodes versus that induced by subcutaneous administration. Samples from T1D patients (n = 6) who received 4 mu g GAD-alum into lymph nodes (LNs), followed by two booster injections one month apart, and from patients (n = 6) who received two subcutaneous injections (SC) (20 mu g) given one month apart were compared. GADA, IA-2A, GADA subclasses, IgE, GAD(65)-induced cytokines, PBMC proliferation, and T cell markers were analyzed. Lower doses of GAD-alum into LN induced higher GADA levels than SC injections and reduced proliferation and IgG1 GADA subclass, while enhancing IgG2, IgG3, and IgG4. The cytokine profile was dominated by the Th2-associated cytokine IL-13, and GAD(65) stimulation induced activated CD4 T cells. Patients responding clinically best account for most of the immunological changes. In contrast, SC treatment resulted in predominant IgGI, predominant IFN-gamma, higher proliferation, and activated CD4 and CD8 cells. Patients from the LN group with best metabolic outcome seemed to have common immune correlates related to the treatment.

  • 18.
    van Ettinger-Veenstra, Helene M
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Linköping University, Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV).
    Widen, Carin
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus.
    Engström, Maria
    Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Radiological Sciences. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Linköping University, Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV).
    Karlsson, Thomas
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Disability Research. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV).
    Leijon, Ingemar
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Children's and Women's health. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Department of Paediatrics in Linköping.
    Nelson Follin, Nina
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Children's and Women's health. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Department of Paediatrics in Linköping. Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden.
    Neuroimaging of decoding and language comprehension in young very low birth weight (VLBW) adolescents: Indications for compensatory mechanisms2017In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 12, no 10, article id e0185571Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In preterm children with very low birth weight (VLBW amp;lt;= 1500 g), reading problems are often observed. Reading comprehension is dependent on word decoding and language comprehension. We investigated neural activation-within brain regions important for reading-related to components of reading comprehension in young VLBW adolescents in direct comparison to normal birth weight (NBW) term-born peers, with the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). We hypothesized that the decoding mechanisms will be affected by VLBW, and expect to see increased neural activity for VLBW which may be modulated by task performance and cognitive ability. The study investigated 13 (11 included in fMRI) young adolescents (ages 12 to 14 years) born preterm with VLBW and in 13 NBW controls (ages 12-14 years) for performance on the Block Design and Vocabulary subtests of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children; and for semantic, orthographic, and phonological processing during an fMRI paradigm. The VLBW group showed increased phonological activation in left inferior frontal gyrus, decreased orthographic activation in right supramarginal gyrus, and decreased semantic activation in left inferior frontal gyrus. Block Design was related to altered right-hemispheric activation, and VLBW showed lower WISC Block Design scores. Left angular gyrus showed activation increase specific for VLBW with high accuracy on the semantic test. Young VLBW adolescents showed no accuracy and reaction time performance differences on our fMRI language tasks, but they did exhibit altered neural activation during these tasks. This altered activation for VLBW was observed as increased activation during phonological decoding, and as mainly decreased activation during orthographic and semantic processing. Correlations of neural activation with accuracy on the semantic fMRI task and with decreased WISC Block Design performance were specific for the VLBW group. Together, results suggest compensatory mechanisms by recruiting additional brain regions upon altered neural development of decoding for VLBW.

  • 19.
    Östman-Smith, Ingegerd
    et al.
    Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Sjöberg, Gunnar
    Department of Womens and Childrens Health, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Rydberg, Annika
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Unit of Pediatrics, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Larsson, Per
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Uppsala University Childrens Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Fernlund, Eva
    Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Children's and Women's health. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Region Östergötland, Center of Paediatrics and Gynaecology and Obstetrics, H.K.H. Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus. Pediatric Heart Center, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Predictors of risk for sudden death in childhood hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: the importance of the ECG risk score2017In: Open heart, E-ISSN 2053-3624, Vol. 4, no 2Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To establish which risk factors are predictive for sudden death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) diagnosed in childhood.

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