Current University: Uppsala University
Research Supervisor: Gustaf Ljungman
PICH Mentor: Jennifer Stinson
Member since: June 2013
I'm interested in pain in children with cancer. My reaserch concerns oral mucositis, a painful and debilitating side effect of chemo- and radiotherapy. I'm invesigating if cryotherapy (ice chips) reduces the incidense and grade of oral mucoisitis in children undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantatins. I will in my second study evalueate if the addition of ketamine to morphine reduces the pain intensity in children suffering from oral mucositis.
Representative Publications: Ljungman, G., Gordh, T., Sörensen, S., & Kreuger, A. (1999). Pain in paediatric oncology: Interviews with children, adolescents and their parents. Acta Paediatr, 88(6), 623-30.
Glenny, A., Gibson, F., Auld, E., Coulson, S., Clarkson, J., Craig, J., Eden, O., Khalid, T., Worthington, H., Pizer, B., & Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG)/Paediatric Oncology Nurses Forum's (CCLG-PONF) Mouth Care Group. (2010). The development of evidence-based guidelines on mouth care for children, teenagers and young adults treated for cancer. European Journal of Cancer, 46(8), 1399-1412.
Svanberg, A., Birgegård, G., & Ohrn, K. (2007). Oral cryotherapy reduces mucositis and opioid use after myeloablative therapy-a randomized controlled trial. Support Care Cancer, 15(10), 1155-1161.