Current research projects in adult rheumatology


- The NorMCTD-project; an interdisciplinary, case-controlled, follow-up, cross-sectional study on every adult Norwegian patient with Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD). The study has primary focus on epidemiology, cardiac and pulmonary involvement, HLA genetics and biomarkers. 

Project leaders; Øyvind Molberg and Ragnar Gunnarsson, PhD student Joanna Haydon

Collaborators; All the 16 Departments of Rheumatology in Norway

May Brit Lund, Department of Lung Medicine, OUS
Ivar Sjaastad, Institute of Experimental Medical Research, OUS
Trond Mogens Aaløkken, Department of Radiology, OUS
Pål Aukrust, Institute of Mecical Research, OUS
Benedicte Lie, Department of Medical Genetics, OUS
Eli Taraldsrud, Dept. of Immunology and Transfusion Medicine, OUS


- The Anti-syntetase syndrome (ASS) project; an interdisciplinary, case-controlled, cross-sectional study on patients with the ASS (a clinical syndrome defined by serum anti-syntetase antibodies, myositis and interstitial lung disease. The project focuses on assessment of muscular dysfunction, pulmonary disease and cardiac involvement.

Project leaders; Ø Molberg and Jan Tore Gran, PhD student Helena Andersson

Collaborators; Lund, Sjaastad, Aaløkken, Aukrust, Taraldsrud



- Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) in South-East Norway. The study aims to map completely the epidemiology, clinical characteristics and cancer frequency of SSc in South-East Norway. The project will be extended to a national study in 2013.

Project leaders JT Gran and Ø Molberg, PhD student Anna-Maria Hoffmann-Vold

Collaborators; All the 8 Depts of Rheumatology in South East Norway

Arne K Andreassen, Department of Cardiology, OUS


Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in Oslo
. The aim of the project is to identify every SLE patient in Oslo and assess clinical characteristics, prognosis and the frequency of cancer. 

Project leaders Inge-Margrethe Gilboe and JT Gran, PhD student Karoline Lerang

- Idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM) in South-East Norway. The project aims to map completely the epidemiology, clinical characteristics and cancer frequency of IIM in South-East Norway.

Project leader Øyvind Molberg, PhD student Cecilie Dobloug

Collaborators; All the 8 Depts of Rheumatology in South East Norway

All the 8 Depts of Neurology in South East Norway
Line Sveberg Røste, Department of Neurology, OUS
Ellen Ann Antal, Department of Pathology, OUS


- Takayasus arterititis (TA) in South-East Norway. The project focuses on the epidemiology, clinical characteristics and prognosis of TA in South-East Norway.

Project leader Øyvind Palm, PhD student Birgir Mar Gudbrandsson

 
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