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Hans Friberg

Professor and Consultant in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at Skåne University Hospital in Malmö and Lund.

Research areas: Various aspects of post-resuscitation care, ranging from identification of cardiac arrest by medical dispatchers, quality of pre-hospital care, initial care and neuro-prognostication in the ICU. Responsible for the SWECRIT biobank.

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Niklas Nielsen

Associate Professor and Consultant in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at Helsingborg Hospital.

Research areas: Post-cardiac arrest care with focus on temperature management, prediction and follow-up. Principal Investigator of the trial: Targeted Temperature Management 33°C versus 36°C after Cardiac Arrest.

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Tobias Cronberg

Associate Professor and Consultant in Neurology at Skåne University Hospital in Lund.

Research areas: Primarily cardiac arrest induced brain injury. Translating hypothermia, Targeted Temperature Management and other neuroprotective strategies through experimental research and clinical trials is a general aim.

PhD students

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Anna Lybeck

PhD student and MD specialized in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care at Skåne University Hospital in Lund. 

Thesis work: Assessment of the brain injury in unconscious survivors of cardiac arrest.

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Cecilia Andréll

PhD student and Registered Nurse specialized in Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine at Skåne University Hospital in Lund.

Thesis work: Prehospital treatment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA).

 

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Erik Blennow Nordström

PhD student and Licensed Psychologist in the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Skåne University Hospital in Lund.

Thesis work: Cognitive impairments after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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Irina Dragancea

Doktorand och specialistläkare i neurologi vid VO Neurologi och Rehabiliteringsmedicin, Skåne Universitetssjukvård i Lund.

Thesis work: Neurologisk prognosbedömning efter hjärtstillestånd och hypotermibehandling.

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Josef Dankiewicz

PhD student and MD at Skåne University Hospital in Lund.

Thesis work: Benefits and potential complications of target temperature management and coronary angiography following cardiac arrest.

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Marion Moseby Knappe 

PhD student and MD at the Neurology Department at Skåne University Hospital in Lund.

Thesis work: I am analysing the TTM-data collected from head computed tomography (CT) in comatose patients on the Intensive Care Unit. The aim is to find out how the CT findings correlate with patient outcome.

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Simon Schmidbauer

PhD student and MD at Skåne University Hospital in Lund. 

Thesis work: Use of automated chest compression devices (ACDs) in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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Sofia Backman

PhD student and Clinical Neurophysiologist at Skåne University Hospital in Lund.

Thesis  work: Evaluation of EEG as a prognostic tool after cardiac arrest.

Researchers

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Erik Westhall

PhD and Clinical Neurophysiologist at Skåne University Hospital in Lund.

Research areas: Mainly focused on evaluating the prognostic value of different EEG patterns, using both simplified continuous EEG-monitoring and routine EEG. 

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Gisela Lilja

PhD and Occupational Therapist at the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine at Skåne University Hospital in Lund

Research areas: Long-term outcome and cognitive impairment after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with focus on both patients’ and their relatives. 

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Johan Undén

Associate Professor and Senior Consultant at the Department of Intensive Care and Perioperative Medicine at Skåne University Hospital in Malmö.

Research areas: TBI with focus on clinical management, guidelines and biomarkers. 

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Lizbet Todorova

PhD and Lecturer at The Prehospital Unit of Region Skåne in Lund.

Research areas: Evaluation of the impact of the resources on recognizing and treatment of sudden cardiac arrest occurring out of hospital i.e. at home or in public Place. 

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Malin Rundgren

PhD, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Skåne University Hospital in Lund

Research areas: Clinical aspects of post resuscitation care after cardiac arrest, with focus on prognostication issues.

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Martin Annborn

PhD, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the Intesive Care Unit, Helsingborg hospital, Helsingborg

Research areas: Clinical aspects of post resuscitation care after cardiac arrest, with focus on shock and biomarkers for prognostication

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Ola Borgquist

PhD and Anesthesiologist/ Critical Care Physician at the Dept of Anesthesia & Critical Care of Skåne University Hospital in Lund. 

Research areas: Currently, my line of research revolves around blood glucose levels and neurological outcome after cardiac arrest.

Study Coordinators

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Anne Adolfsson

Research Nurse and RN specialized in Anesthesia and Critical Care at Skåne University Hospital in Lund.

Clinical studies: SWECRIT, DISCO 

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Helena Levin

Clinical Trial Manager at Skåne University Hospital in Lund. Degrees in Molecular Biology and Business Administration.

Clinical studies: SWECRIT, TTM2 

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Ingrid Corrigan

Aftercare Nurse and RN specialized in Critical Care at Skåne University Hospital in Lund.

Clinical studies: SWECRIT, DISCO

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Marina Larsson

Research Nurse and RN specialized in Critical Care at Skåne University Hospital in Malmö.

Clinical studies: SWECRIT, DISCO 

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