A - Anorectal motility group
Leaders: Ragnhild Emblem, professor, MD, PhD, MHA / Kristin Bjørnland MD, PhD
Kjetil Stensrud, MD, PhD Research fellow
Yasser Rehman, MD, PhD student
Torill Faye-Schjøll, RN, ENT-N
Are Pripp, statistician
Anne Faugli MD, PhD
Ongoing projects in 2009:
A1 - Hirschsprung's disease- How cellular, morphological and surgical characteristics influence the outcome of surgery
Including studies on:
• Functional outcome after operation for Hirschsprung's disease- transanal versus transabdominal approach
• Intestinal cells of Cajal - can ICC predict functional result?
• Anal endosonography and anal manometry - can functional results be predicted?
• A- multicenter, Scandinavian study on how cellular, morphological and surgical characteristics influence the outcome of surgery.
A2 - Anal endosonography; Feasability in healthy children and in children with fecal incontinence
Anal endosonography is the cornerstone for assessing sphincter integrity in adults. In the present study we establish the feasability, the normal values and the use in children with congenital malformations.
A3 - Continence function in children operated for malignant pelvic tumors
Increasing survival after surgery for malignant pelvic tumors in children results in a growing number of patients with impaired fecal and genito- urinary function.
The study assesses the results of different interventions to improve pelvic function.
PhD founding from South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority
Founding of costs from: Cancer Society and University of Oslo
Are Pripp, PhD, Statistician, Inst. Of Biostatistics
Trond Diseth MD, PhD, professor UiO/ Dept of Pediatric Psychiatry.
Lars Mørkrid, MD, PhD, professor Dept of Medical Biochemistry
Risto Rintala, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Helsinki., Finnland
Tor J. Eide, MD, PhD, Professor, UiO/Department of Pathology OUS
Tomas Wester, MD, PhD Karolinska Inst., Stockholm, Sweden
Harry Ward, MD, PhD St Marys Hospital, London