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Neonatology, Department of - a part of Copenhagen University Hospital
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Aims and objectives

The ultimate aim is to improve survival and long term outcome in the vulnerable population of infants that need special or intensive care shortly after birth due to prematurity, congenital disease or malformation, infection, or birth injury. The objectives are to improve the rational basis of the care, to minimise the associated stressors, and to support parenting in general and breast feeding in particular.

A major specific goal is testing the benefit and harms of guiding intensive care of extremely preterm infants by cerebral oximetry - the SafeBoosC project, where the department has an international lead.

Focus areas

Brain injury and neuro developmental deficit

Monitoring of cerebral blood flow and oxygenation

Necrotising enterocolitis

Bacterial colonisation

Long term consequences of preterm birth

Breast feeding

Family centred care

Research ethics

Disciplines, methods and tools

Randomised clinical trials

Observational clinical studies

Registry based epidemiology

Newborn piglet models

Near infrared spectroscopy

Parental questionnaires

Qualitative methods

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Contact information

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