In order to stimulate excellent research and draw attention to the hospital's research activity, Oslo University Hospital reward outstanding publications every half-year. Six research groups were awarded for their excellent papers published during the second half-year of 2019 on May 29th. Each group received NOK 50.000 for use in further research. The prize winners then gave short presentations of their important findings.
The six selected articles are of especially high quality, and they present important finding on both-short and long-term scales. The works reflect the good quality and the interdisciplinarity that characterises several research environments at Oslo University Hospital. The research is a fundamental condition for the institution to maintain and strenghten the quality in the patient treatment.
"The award winning articles cover a wide range of research that will benefit future patients in the form of improved treatment methods, more precise diagnostics, better follow-up and better understanding of risk factors. It is important for the hospital to highlight and reward outstanding research and praise for the long-term efforts that lie behind it", says Director of Research, Innovation and Education Erlend B. Smeland.
This spring's awards ceremony was marked by the pandemic situation with only a limited number present. In return, the entire ceremony could be followed directly via web TV.
Link to YouTube video of the ceremony (38:40 min)
The award-winning articles:
Rita Romskaug et al.
Effect of Clinical Geriatric Assessments and Collaborative Medication Reviews by Geriatrician and Family Physician for Improving Health-Related Quality of Life in Home-Dwelling Older Patients Receiving Polypharmacy: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial.
JAMA Internal Medicine
Akselererte protoner kan erstatte fotoner og forbedre effektiviteten av fotodynamisk terapi
Mantas Grigalavicius et al.
Proton-dynamic therapy following photosensitiser activation by accelerated protons demonstrated through fluorescence and singlet oxygen production.
Tobias Kaufmann et al.
Common brain disorders are associated with heritable patterns of apparent aging of the brain.
Lars Christian H Bråten et al.
Efficacy of antibiotic treatment in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes (the AIM study): double blind, randomised, placebo controlled, multicentre trial.
Monica Chivulescu, et al.
High penetrance and similar disease progression in probands and family members with arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy.
European Heart Journal
Anna-Maria Hoffmann-Vold et al.
Tracking Impact of Interstitial Lung Disease in Systemic Sclerosis in a Complete Nationwide Cohort.
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Read summaries of the findings in popular science form, in Norwegian (open PDF document)