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Pediatric anesthesiology Stockholm

The research group “Stockholm-Pediatric Anesthesia” is performing research with regards to the following areas related to pediatric anesthesia and intensive care: regional anesthesia and postoperative pain relief, pharmacology with a focus on the various uses of alpha-2 agonists, monitoring of respiration and circulation by use of capnodynamics, neonatal anesthesia and preoperative information and premedication in association with pediatric anesthesia.

Research focus

We perform research with regards to the following areas related to pediatric anesthesia and intensive care:

  • regional anesthesia and postoperative pain relief
  • pharmacology with a focus on the various uses of alpha-2 agonists
  • monitoring of respiration and circulation by use of capnodynamics
  • neonatal anesthesia and preoperative information
  • premedication in association with pediatric anesthesia

Group members

Per-Arne Lönnqvist – Professor, research group leader

Jacob Karlsson – MD, PhD (2019)

Märit Lundblad – MD, PhD (2016)

Gunilla Lööf – CRNA, PhD (2019)

Paul Castillo – MD, PhD Fellow

Anders Svedmyr – MD, PhD Fellow

Contact

Per-Arne Lönnqvist

Professor/senior physician

Current grant support

  • ALF grant 2020-2022
  • Barnhuset/Frimurarorden 2020

Selection of publications

Close-to-the-nerve vs interfascial plane blocks: Sniper rifle vs shotgun-which will hit the target most reliably?
Lönnqvist PA, Karmakar M
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 2019 Oct;63(9):1126-1128

Caudal epidural blocks in paediatric patients: a review and practical considerations.
Wiegele M, Marhofer P, Lönnqvist PA
Br J Anaesth 2019 Apr;122(4):509-517

Capnodynamic determination of cardiac output in hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension in pigs.
Karlsson J, Wallin M, Hallbäck M, Lönnqvist PA
Br J Anaesth 2019 Mar;122(3):335-341

Validation of capnodynamic determination of cardiac output by measuring effective pulmonary blood flow: a study in anaesthetised children and piglets.
Karlsson J, Winberg P, Scarr B, Lönnqvist PA, Neovius E, Wallin M, et al
Br J Anaesth 2018 Sep;121(3):550-558

Plasma concentrations of alpha-1-acid glycoprotein in preterm and term newborns: influence of mode of delivery and implications for plasma protein binding of local anaesthetics.
Anell-Olofsson M, Ahmadi S, Lönnqvist PA, Eksborg S, von Horn H, Bartocci M
Br J Anaesth 2018 Aug;121(2):427-431

Postoperative pain management in children: Guidance from the pain committee of the European Society for Paediatric Anaesthesiology (ESPA Pain Management Ladder Initiative).
Vittinghoff M, Lönnqvist PA, Mossetti V, Heschl S, Simic D, Colovic V, et al
Paediatr Anaesth 2018 06;28(6):493-506

Volumes of the spinal canal and caudal space in children zero to three years of age assessed by magnetic resonance imaging: implications for volume dosage of caudal blockade.
Forestier J, Castillo P, Finnbogason T, Lundblad M, Eksborg S, Lönnqvist PA
Br J Anaesth 2017 Nov;119(5):972-978

The European society of regional anesthesia and pain therapy and the American society of regional anesthesia and pain medicine joint committee practice advisory on controversial topics in pediatric regional anesthesia I and II: what do they tell us?
Lönnqvist PA, Ecoffey C, Bosenberg A, Suresh S, Ivani G
Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 2017 Oct;30(5):613-620

Interactive web-based format vs conventional brochure material for information transfer to children and parents: a randomized controlled trial regarding preoperative information.
Lööf G, Liljeberg C, Eksborg S, Lönnqvist PA
Paediatr Anaesth 2017 Jun;27(6):657-664

Alpha-2 adrenoceptor agonists as adjuncts to peripheral nerve blocks in children: a meta-analysis.
Lundblad M, Trifa M, Kaabachi O, Ben Khalifa S, Fekih Hassen A, Engelhardt T, et al
Paediatr Anaesth 2016 Mar;26(3):232-8