Stein Magnus Aukland

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BACKGROUND Extremely preterm (EPT)/extremely low-birth-weight (ELBW) children attaining school age and adolescence often have problems with executive functions such as working memory and selective attention. Our aim was to investigate a hypothesized difference in blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) activation during a selective attention-working memory task(More)
Appendicitis is the commonest acute surgical emergency of childhood, and occurs in approximately 2-4 per 1000 infants. It is usually seen in infants older than 5 years but can occur at any age. Atypical clinical findings are seen in 30-50% of children, especially the younger ones, and often leads to a delayed diagnosis. Preoperative clinical assessment(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to use a scoring system for high-resolution CT in the evaluation of radiologic findings in young people born extremely preterm and to examine the reproducibility of this scoring system. SUBJECTS AND METHODS High-resolution CT of the lungs was assessed in 72 children born at a gestational age of < or = 28 weeks or(More)
BACKGROUND There is an increasing understanding that extreme preterm birth carries a risk of long-term pulmonary sequelae. A study was undertaken to investigate if, and in what way, neonatal factors were associated with subsequent abnormalities on pulmonary high-resolution CT (HRCT) scanning and if pulmonary function was related to these abnormalities. (More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the long-term outcome of early abduction splinting versus active sonographic surveillance in newborns with mildly dysplastic hips. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1997 and 2003, 128 newborns with mildly dysplastic and potentially unstable hips on ultrasound (43° ≤ α-angle < 50°) were randomly assigned to immediate abduction treatment or(More)
To create new standards for radiological indices of dilated ventricles and to compare these with subjectively assessed ventricular size. One hundred healthy controls (54 females), birth weight above 3,000 g, were followed throughout childhood as part of a longitudinal study of ex-prematures. All had a 3 Tesla brain magnetic resonance scan at age 17–20, and(More)
BACKGROUND To examine national imaging strategies regarding the use of F-18-FDG PET-CT in patients with Ewing sarcoma and study factors that might influence the use of PET-CT, such as tumour biology (Picci grade of operation specimen), clinical disease stage and age. METHODS We examined the medical records including pathology and imaging of all patients(More)
Patients with Ewing sarcoma are subject to various diagnostic procedures that incur exposure to ionising radiation. To estimate the radiation doses received from all radiologic and nuclear imaging episodes during diagnosis and treatment, and to determine whether 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography – computed tomography (18F-FDG PET-CT) is a(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal was to study the incidence and long-term consequences of left vocal cord paralysis (LVCP) after neonatal surgical treatment of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in a population-based cohort of adults who were born at gestational ages of ≤28 weeks or with birth weights of ≤1000 g in western Norway. METHODS Subjects with a history of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Several studies suggest that VLBW is associated with a reduced CC size later in life. We aimed to clarify this in a prospective, controlled study of 19-year-olds, hypothesizing that those with LBWs had smaller subregions of CC than the age-matched controls, even after correcting for brain volume. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred(More)