Department of Acute Medicine (ACUMED)

Dag Jacobsen
Group leader

The department of Acute Medicine focus their research around blood pressure, stress and hypoxia, clinical toxicology, acute medicine and suicidal behavior and crisis reactions in relation to injuries and diseases.

Acute Medicine Research Group

We conduct research within clinical studies of acute poisonings, in particular regarding epidemiology, treatment, complications and prognosis.

Several cohorts from the city of Oslo are followed up to 30 years regarding mortality. In addition the group is involved in several international studies, particularly concerning methanol poisonings.

Studies of suicidal behaviour is mainly focused on acute poisonings, intervention studies and the reliability of the suicide statistics in Scandinavia.

As to psychotraumatology we mainly focus on psychosocial problems after serious accidents or illness as well as after mass disasters and terror acts.

In addition, sympathetic reactivity in relation to high blood pressure and coronary heart disease is a major focus.

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