Research profile and aims

  1. Neurotrauma – Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Cervical Spine Fractures (CS-Fx), and Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries (cSCI)
  2. Focus has been on epidemiology and quality control of management of patients with TBI, facial injuries, CS-Fx, and cSCI. These studies are mainly based on our prospective quality control registries for TBI patients and patients with cervical spine injuries, and Traumeregisteret-OUS (TR-OUS). The TBI registry includes head injury patients with traumatic findings on acute head –CT admitted to OUH, while the CS-Fx/cSCI registry covers the population of South-East Norway. The TR-OUS covers all trauma team triaged patients admitted to OUH.
  3. Trauma epidemiology is important for hospital planning (length of hospital stay, length of ICU stay, days on ventilator, rate of surgery, discharge to rehabilitation etc), and for injury prevention.