Hans Jørgen Stensvold

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OBJECTIVE To describe the use of inotropic drugs and the characteristics of neonates receiving such treatment in a national cohort of patients admitted to neonatal ICUs in Norway. DESIGN A national registry study of patients included in the Norwegian Neonatal Network database 2009-2014. Demographic and treatment data, including the use of inotropic drugs(More)
AIM This study compared the use of phototherapy for neonatal jaundice in all 21 Norwegian neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) from 2013-2014 in order to improve practice. METHODS Information on all types of phototherapy devices were collected and irradiance was measured from random units at 20cm and 50cm from the light source. We gathered information on(More)
AIM Limited information is available about how guidelines on phototherapy for neonatal jaundice are applied in practice and toxicity is a concern. We studied the use of phototherapy in relation to birth weight and gestational age (GA) in Norwegian neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). METHODS The study population was all 5,382 infants admitted to the 21(More)
BACKGROUND Sepsis is a leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Clinical suspicion may lead to overuse of antibiotics. The objective of this study was to assess the epidemiology of early-onset sepsis (EOS) and antibiotic exposure during the first week of life in Norwegian term infants. METHODS This is a nationwide population-based study from the(More)
BACKGROUND Very preterm (VPT) children, with a birth weight below 1500 g or delivered before 32 weeks of gestational age, are at increased risk of poorer long-term health outcomes and higher rates of hospitalization in childhood. However, considerable variation exists in the need for in-hospital care within this population. We assessed the utilization and(More)
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