Åshild Vege

  • Professor; MD, PhD

Publications 2020

Bøylestad L, Stray-Pedersen A, Vege Å, Osberg S, Rognum T (2020)
Death-scene investigations contribute to legal protection in unexpected child deaths in Norway
Acta Paediatr, 109 (12), 2627-2635
DOI 10.1111/apa.15284, PubMed 32248546

Ferrante L, Opdal SH, Nygård S, Vege Å, Rognum TO (2020)
Gene expression profile in cases of infectious death in infancy
Pediatr Res
DOI 10.1038/s41390-020-0896-4, PubMed 32299088

Publications 2018

Nygaard UC, Vege Å, Rognum T, Grob K, Cartier C, Cravedi JP, Alexander J (2018)
Toxic effects of mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) and relation to accumulation in rat liver
Food Chem Toxicol, 123, 431-442
DOI 10.1016/j.fct.2018.11.022, PubMed 30423405

Rognum TO, Vege, Stray-Pedersen A, Bøylestad L (2018)
A scandinavian perspective.
In SIDS Sudden Infant and Early Childhood Death: The Past, the Present and the Future. , University of Adelaide Press, Adelaide, 1, 421-430
PublikaID 324, ISBN 9781925261684

Publications 2017

Brusletto BS, Hellerud BC, Løberg EM, Goverud IL, Vege Å, Berg JP, Brandtzaeg P, Øvstebø R (2017)
Traceability and distribution of Neisseria meningitidis DNA in archived post mortem tissue samples from patients with systemic meningococcal disease
BMC Clin Pathol, 17, 10
DOI 10.1186/s12907-017-0049-9, PubMed 28824331

Opdal SH, Vege Å, Stray-Pedersen A, Rognum TO (2017)
The gene encoding the inwardly rectifying potassium channel Kir4.1 may be involved in sudden infant death syndrome
Acta Paediatr, 106 (9), 1474-1480
DOI 10.1111/apa.13928, PubMed 28520217

Publications 2016

Ferrante L, Rognum TO, Vege Å, Nygård S, Opdal SH (2016)
Altered gene expression and possible immunodeficiency in cases of sudden infant death syndrome
Pediatr Res, 80 (1), 77-84
DOI 10.1038/pr.2016.45, PubMed 26959483

Publications 2015

Hellerud BC, Olstad OK, Nielsen EW, Trøseid AM, Skadberg Ø, Thorgersen EB, Vege Å, Mollnes TE, Brandtzæg P (2015)
Massive Organ Inflammation in Experimental and in Clinical Meningococcal Septic Shock
Shock, 44 (5), 458-69
DOI 10.1097/SHK.0000000000000441, PubMed 26473439

Publications 2013

Opdal SH, Vege Å, Rognum TO (2013)
Genetic variation in the monoamine oxidase A and serotonin transporter genes in sudden infant death syndrome
Acta Paediatr, 103 (4), 393-7
DOI 10.1111/apa.12526, PubMed 24286237

Publications 2012

Ferrante L, Opdal SH, Vege A, Rognum TO (2012)
Is there any correlation between HLA-DR expression in laryngeal mucosa and interleukin gene variation in sudden infant death syndrome?
Acta Paediatr, 102 (3), 308-13
DOI 10.1111/apa.12107, PubMed 23186119

Frost J, Slørdal L, Vege Å, Nordrum IS (2012)
Forensic autopsies in a naturalistic setting in Norway: autopsy rates and toxicological findings
Forensic Sci Int, 223 (1-3), 353-8
DOI 10.1016/j.forsciint.2012.10.023, PubMed 23127658

Publications 2010

Ferrante L, Opdal SH, Vege A, Rognum TO (2010)
IL-1 gene cluster polymorphisms and sudden infant death syndrome
Hum Immunol, 71 (4), 402-6
DOI 10.1016/j.humimm.2010.01.011, PubMed 20080142

Opdal SH, Vege A, Stray-Pedersen A, Rognum TO (2010)
Aquaporin-4 gene variation and sudden infant death syndrome
Pediatr Res, 68 (1), 48-51
DOI 10.1203/PDR.0b013e3181df4e7c, PubMed 20351659

Publications 2009

Ferrante L, Opdal SH, Vege A, Rognum T (2009)
Cytokine gene polymorphisms and sudden infant death syndrome
Acta Paediatr, 99 (3), 384-8
DOI 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2009.01611.x, PubMed 19958302

Hegstad S, Stray-Pedersen A, Olsen L, Vege A, Rognum TO, Mørland J, Christophersen AS (2009)
Determination of cotinine in pericardial fluid and whole blood by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry
J Anal Toxicol, 33 (4), 218-22
DOI 10.1093/jat/33.4.218, PubMed 19470225

Lobmaier IV, Vege A, Gaustad P, Rognum TO (2009)
Bacteriological investigation--significance of time lapse after death
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis, 28 (10), 1191-8
DOI 10.1007/s10096-009-0762-0, PubMed 19504136

Rognum IJ, Haynes RL, Vege A, Yang M, Rognum TO, Kinney HC (2009)
Interleukin-6 and the serotonergic system of the medulla oblongata in the sudden infant death syndrome
Acta Neuropathol, 118 (4), 519-30
DOI 10.1007/s00401-009-0535-y, PubMed 19396608

Publications 2008

Ferrante L, Opdal SH, Vege A, Rognum TO (2008)
TNF-alpha promoter polymorphisms in sudden infant death
Hum Immunol, 69 (6), 368-73
DOI 10.1016/j.humimm.2008.04.006, PubMed 18571009

Opdal SH, Vege A, Rognum TO (2008)
Serotonin transporter gene variation in sudden infant death syndrome
Acta Paediatr, 97 (7), 861-5
DOI 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2008.00813.x, PubMed 18477062

Stray-Pedersen A, Vege A, Opdal SH, Moberg S, Rognum TO (2008)
Surfactant protein A and D gene polymorphisms and protein expression in victims of sudden infant death
Acta Paediatr, 98 (1), 62-8
DOI 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2008.01090.x, PubMed 18983439

Stray-Pedersen A, Vege A, Rognum TO (2008)
Helicobacter pylori antigen in stool is associated with SIDS and sudden infant deaths due to infectious disease
Pediatr Res, 64 (4), 405-10
DOI 10.1203/PDR.0b013e31818095f7, PubMed 18535491

Stray-Pedersen A, Vege A, Stray-Pedersen A, Holmskov U, Rognum TO (2008)
Post-neonatal drop in alveolar SP-A expression: biological significance for increased vulnerability to SIDS?
Pediatr Pulmonol, 43 (2), 160-8
DOI 10.1002/ppul.20750, PubMed 18085709

Publications 2007

Arnestad M, Crotti L, Rognum TO, Insolia R, Pedrazzini M, Ferrandi C, Vege A, Wang DW, Rhodes TE, George AL, Schwartz PJ (2007)
Prevalence of long-QT syndrome gene variants in sudden infant death syndrome
Circulation, 115 (3), 361-7
DOI 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.106.658021, PubMed 17210839

Arnestad M, Opdal SH, Vege A, Rognum TO (2007)
A mitochondrial DNA polymorphism associated with cardiac arrhythmia investigated in sudden infant death syndrome
Acta Paediatr, 96 (2), 206-10
DOI 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2007.00022.x, PubMed 17429906

de Lange C, Vege A, Stake G (2007)
Radiography after unexpected death in infants and children compared to autopsy
Pediatr Radiol, 37 (2), 159-65
DOI 10.1007/s00247-006-0364-2, PubMed 17200844

Opdal SH, Vege A, Arnestad M, Musse MA, Rognum TO (2007)
Mitochondrial tRNA genes and flanking regions in sudden infant death syndrome
Acta Paediatr, 96 (2), 211-4
DOI 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2007.00085.x, PubMed 17429907

Rhodes TE, Abraham RL, Welch RC, Vanoye CG, Crotti L, Arnestad M, Insolia R, Pedrazzini M, Ferrandi C, Vege A, Rognum T, Roden DM, Schwartz PJ, George AL (2007)
Cardiac potassium channel dysfunction in sudden infant death syndrome
J Mol Cell Cardiol, 44 (3), 571-81
DOI 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2007.11.015, PubMed 18222468

Wang DW, Desai RR, Crotti L, Arnestad M, Insolia R, Pedrazzini M, Ferrandi C, Vege A, Rognum T, Schwartz PJ, George AL (2007)
Cardiac sodium channel dysfunction in sudden infant death syndrome
Circulation, 115 (3), 368-76
DOI 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.106.646513, PubMed 17210841

Publications 2006

Bajanowski T, Vege A, Byard RW, Krous HF, Arnestad M, Bachs L, Banner J, Blair PS, Borthne A, Dettmeyer R, Fleming P, Gaustad P, Gregersen M, Grøgaard J, Holter E, Isaksen CV, Jorgensen JV, de Lange C, Madea B, Moore I, Morland J, Opdal SH, Råsten-Almqvist P, Schlaud M, Sidebotham P et al. (2006)
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)--standardised investigations and classification: recommendations
Forensic Sci Int, 165 (2-3), 129-43
DOI 10.1016/j.forsciint.2006.05.028, PubMed 16806765

Gravning J, Vege A, Kjekshus J (2006)
[Unexpected sudden death after percutaneous coronary intervention]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 126 (16), 2111-3
PubMed 16960998

Hauge Opdal S, Melien Ø, Rootwelt H, Vege A, Arnestad M, Ole Rognum T (2006)
The G protein beta3 subunit 825C allele is associated with sudden infant death due to infection
Acta Paediatr, 95 (9), 1129-32
DOI 10.1080/08035250600580529, PubMed 16938762

Ørstavik KH, Kristiansen M, Knudsen GP, Storhaug K, Vege A, Eiklid K, Abrahamsen TG, Smahi A, Steen-Johnsen J (2006)
Novel splicing mutation in the NEMO (IKK-gamma) gene with severe immunodeficiency and heterogeneity of X-chromosome inactivation
Am J Med Genet A, 140 (1), 31-9
DOI 10.1002/ajmg.a.31026, PubMed 16333836

Publications 2005

Arnestad M, Vege A, Rognum TO, Isaksen CV (2005)
Sudden infant death syndrome not caused by Norwegian Jervell and Lange-Nielsen mutations
Am J Med Genet A, 134 (4), 459-60
DOI 10.1002/ajmg.a.30614, PubMed 15704132

Stray-Pedersen A, Arnestad M, Vege A, Sveum L, Rognum TO (2005)
[Bed sharing and sudden infant death]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 125 (21), 2919-21
PubMed 16276370

Publications 2004

Erichsen A, Vege Å, Bjugn R (2004)
Veileder ved obduksjon av fostre og barn
Den norske lægeforening, Oslo, 135 s.
BIBSYS 041654390, ISBN 82-8070-023-4

Vege A, Ole Rognum T (2004)
Sudden infant death syndrome, infection and inflammatory responses
FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol, 42 (1), 3-10
DOI 10.1016/j.femsim.2004.06.015, PubMed 15325392

Publications 2003

Opdal SH, Opstad A, Vege A, Rognum TO (2003)
IL-10 gene polymorphisms are associated with infectious cause of sudden infant death
Hum Immunol, 64 (12), 1183-9
DOI 10.1016/j.humimm.2003.08.359, PubMed 14630401

Skeie A, Frøen JF, Vege A, Stray-Pedersen B (2003)
Cause and risk of stillbirth in twin pregnancies: a retrospective audit
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand, 82 (11), 1010-6
DOI 10.1034/j.1600-0412.2003.00288.x, PubMed 14616274

Publications 2002

Arnestad M, Opdal SH, Musse MA, Vege A, Rognum TO (2002)
Are substitutions in the first hypervariable region of the mitochondrial DNA displacement-loop in sudden infant death syndrome due to maternal inheritance?
Acta Paediatr, 91 (10), 1060-4
DOI 10.1080/080352502760311557, PubMed 12434891

Arnestad M, Vege A, Rognum TO (2002)
Evaluation of diagnostic tools applied in the examination of sudden unexpected deaths in infancy and early childhood
Forensic Sci Int, 125 (2-3), 262-8
DOI 10.1016/s0379-0738(02)00009-9, PubMed 11909674

Frøen JF, Arnestad M, Vege A, Irgens LM, Rognum TO, Saugstad OD, Stray-Pedersen B (2002)
Comparative epidemiology of sudden infant death syndrome and sudden intrauterine unexplained death
Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed, 87 (2), F118-21
DOI 10.1136/fn.87.2.f118, PubMed 12193518

Opdal SH, Vege A, Egeland T, Musse MA, Rognum TO (2002)
Possible role of mtDNA mutations in sudden infant death
Pediatr Neurol, 27 (1), 23-9
DOI 10.1016/s0887-8994(02)00384-3, PubMed 12160969

Publications 2001

Frøen JF, Vege A, Ormerod E, Stray-Pedersen B (2001)
[Finding the cause of death in intrauterine death--which examination should be done?]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 121 (3), 326-30
PubMed 11242876

Publications 1999

Opdal SH, Rognum TO, Torgersen H, Vege A (1999)
Mitochondrial DNA point mutations detected in four cases of sudden infant death syndrome
Acta Paediatr, 88 (9), 957-60
DOI 10.1080/08035259950168441, PubMed 10519336

Opdal SH, Vege A, Stave AK, Rognum TO (1999)
The complement component C4 in sudden infant death
Eur J Pediatr, 158 (3), 210-2
DOI 10.1007/s004310051051, PubMed 10094440

Vege A, Rognum TO (1999)
Inflammatory responses in sudden infant death syndrome -- past and present views
FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol, 25 (1-2), 67-78
DOI 10.1111/j.1574-695X.1999.tb01328.x, PubMed 10443493

Vege A, Rognum TO, Anestad G (1999)
IL-6 cerebrospinal fluid levels are related to laryngeal IgA and epithelial HLA-DR response in sudden infant death syndrome
Pediatr Res, 45 (6), 803-9
DOI 10.1203/00006450-199906000-00004, PubMed 10367769

Publications 1998

Milerad J, Vege A, Opdal SH, Rognum TO (1998)
Objective measurements of nicotine exposure in victims of sudden infant death syndrome and in other unexpected child deaths
J Pediatr, 133 (2), 232-6
DOI 10.1016/s0022-3476(98)70225-2, PubMed 9709711

Opdal SH, Rognum TO, Vege A, Saugstad OD (1998)
Hypoxanthine levels in vitreous humor: a study of influencing factors in sudden infant death syndrome
Pediatr Res, 44 (2), 192-6
DOI 10.1203/00006450-199808000-00009, PubMed 9702913

Opdal SH, Rognum TO, Vege A, Stave AK, Dupuy BM, Egeland T (1998)
Increased number of substitutions in the D-loop of mitochondrial DNA in the sudden infant death syndrome
Acta Paediatr, 87 (10), 1039-44
DOI 10.1080/080352598750031347, PubMed 9825969

Opdal SH, Vege A, Stave AK, Dupuy BM, Egeland T, Rognum TO (1998)
mtDNA mutation in SIDS victims
INT CONGR SER, 1167, 466-468

Vege Å (1998)
Clues to understanding the death mechanism in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS): immunological, biochemical and epidemiological investigations
[Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Oslo], Oslo, 1 b. (flere pag.)
BIBSYS 982541392, ISBN 82-7633-108-4

Vege A, Rognum TO, Aasen AO, Saugstad OD (1998)
Are elevated cerebrospinal fluid levels of IL-6 in sudden unexplained deaths, infectious deaths and deaths due to heart/lung disease in infants and children due to hypoxia?
Acta Paediatr, 87 (8), 819-24
DOI 10.1080/080352598750013563, PubMed 9736227

Vege A, Rognum TO, Opdal SH (1998)
SIDS--changes in the epidemiological pattern in eastern Norway 1984-1996
Forensic Sci Int, 93 (2-3), 155-66
DOI 10.1016/s0379-0738(98)00048-6, PubMed 9717266

Publications 1997

Rognum TO, Vege A (1997)
[Forensic autopsy after possible medical malpractice. A 3-year material from the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Oslo, 1993-95]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 117 (20), 2969-73
PubMed 9340858

Vege A (1997)
[Closeup Anders Vege, leader of the Nominating Committee in Norwegian Nurses' Association. Start of the hunt. Interview by Marit Fonn]
Tidsskr Sykepl, 85 (17), 20-2
PubMed 9393088

Vege A, Rognum TO (1997)
Use of new Nordic criteria for classification of SIDS to re-evaluate diagnoses of sudden unexpected infant death in the Nordic countries
Acta Paediatr, 86 (4), 391-6
DOI 10.1111/j.1651-2227.1997.tb09029.x, PubMed 9174226

Publications 1995

Andersen M, Arnestad M, Rognum TO, Vege A (1995)
[Crib death in the eastern regions of Norway 1984-1992. A survey of risk factors]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 115 (1), 34-7
PubMed 7846657

Opdal SH, Vege A, Saugstad OD, Rognum TO (1995)
Is the medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase G985 mutation involved in sudden infant death in Norway?
Eur J Pediatr, 154 (2), 166-7
DOI 10.1007/BF01991929, PubMed 7720752

Stoltenberg L, Vege A, Saugstad OD, Rognum TO (1995)
Changes in the concentration and distribution of immunoglobulin-producing cells in SIDS palatine tonsils
Pediatr Allergy Immunol, 6 (1), 48-55
DOI 10.1111/j.1399-3038.1995.tb00258.x, PubMed 7550766

Vege A, Rognum TO, Scott H, Aasen AO, Saugstad OD (1995)
SIDS cases have increased levels of interleukin-6 in cerebrospinal fluid
Acta Paediatr, 84 (2), 193-6
DOI 10.1111/j.1651-2227.1995.tb13608.x, PubMed 7756807

Publications 1994

Opdal SH, Vege A, Saugstad OD, Rognum TO (1994)
Is partial deletion of the complement C4 genes associated with sudden infant death?
Eur J Pediatr, 153 (4), 287-90
DOI 10.1007/BF01954522, PubMed 8194566

Vege A, Chen Y, Opdal SH, Saugstad OD, Rognum TO (1994)
Vitreous humor hypoxanthine levels in SIDS and infectious death
Acta Paediatr, 83 (6), 634-9
DOI 10.1111/j.1651-2227.1994.tb13096.x, PubMed 7919762

Publications 1992

Rognum TO, Thrane S, Stoltenberg L, Vege A, Brandtzaeg P (1992)
Development of intestinal mucosal immunity in fetal life and the first postnatal months
Pediatr Res, 32 (2), 145-9
DOI 10.1203/00006450-199208000-00003, PubMed 1508603

Vege A (1992)
[Untraditional vacation for disabled and nurses. Interview by Siv Barstad]
J Sykepleien, 80 (19), 12-3
PubMed 1489619

Publications 1991

Vege A, Sund S, Lindboe CF (1991)
Wernicke's encephalopathy in an autopsy material obtained over a one-year period
APMIS, 99 (8), 755-8
DOI 10.1111/j.1699-0463.1991.tb01255.x, PubMed 1907152

Publications 1986

Vege A, Hofstad T, Sawicka-Grzelak A, Pituch H, Meisel-Mikolajczyk F (1986)
Evaluation of the biomed bacteroides IF kit for identification of Bacteroides fragilis group strains
Eur J Clin Microbiol, 5 (4), 464-5
DOI 10.1007/BF02075711, PubMed 3530752

Publications 1983

Vege A, Dibb WL, Hofstad T (1983)
Evaluation of the Anaerobe-Tek system for the identification of Bacteroides and Fusobacterium species
Acta Pathol Microbiol Immunol Scand B, 91 (5), 371-2
DOI 10.1111/j.1699-0463.1983.tb00062.x, PubMed 6362327

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