Åshild Vege

  • Professor; MD, PhD

Original articles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

Review articles

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

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

Other articles

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Book chapters

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


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

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