Susanna Myrnerts Höök

Susanna Myrnerts Höök

Affiliated To Research | Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Tomtebodavägen 18A, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K9 Global folkhälsa, K9 GPH Alfvén, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Susanna Myrnerts Höök is a Paediatric Specialist at the Sachs' Children
    and Youth Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden and affiliated to the Department
    of Global Public Health, KI. The last eight years she has been involved in
    research projects focusing on neonatal resuscitation in Kampala, Uganda, a
    low-resource setting. The work led her to start a PhD at Bergen University,
    Norway, September 2016. She defended her thesis May 2021 with the title
    "Supporting neonatal resuscitation in low-resource settings - innovations
    and new strategies" https://bora.uib.no/bora-xmlui/handle/11250/2740511.
    The thesis discusses how best to support non-breathing neonates immediately
    after birth in low-resource settings using innovations and new strategies.
    The thesis focused on heart rate assessment using a smartphone app, and
    airway access for ventilatory support with the use of a laryngeal mask airway
    (LMA), following its effect on adherence to international neonatal
    resuscitation guidelines and effect on neonatal mortality and morbidity.
    May 2021: *Publication of the year 2020* at the Department of Global Public
    Health and Primary Care at University of Bergen, Norway, for the article:
    "/A randomized trial of laryngeal mask airway in neonatal
    resuscitation"/. The New England Journal of Medicine 2020
  • 383:2138-47.
    Doi:10.1056/NEJMoa2005333.
    * PhD candidate: 2016-May 2021 University of Bergen, Norway, Professor
    Thorkild Tylleskär, affiliated to Karolinska Institutet
    * 2015 Certified Specialist in Paediatrics
    * Residency: 2010-2015 Paediatrics, Sachs' Children and Youth Hospital,
    Stockholm, Sweden
    * Residency:2005-2010 General Medicine, S:t Erik health centre, Stockholm,
    Sweden
    * Internship: 2002-2005 Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Surgery, General
    Medicine, Psychiatry, Södersjukhuset, Sweden
    * Medical/Graduate:
    * 1996-2002 Doctor of Medicine, University of Gothenburg, The Sahlgrenska
    Academy Gothenburg, Sweden
    * Licensure/Certification1996-2002 M.D. Sweden
    Languages: Swedish, native tongue – English/Spanish/French, fluently spoken
    and written

Research

  • *2019 – recent* Co-investigator in the NEO-SPIRIT Trial (NEOnatal
    SuPRaglottic vIetnam Trial) Assessment of a Supraglottic Device Versus
    Endotracheal Intubation in Neonatal Resuscitation in Vietnam – a Randomised
    Phase III Clinical Trial (NEO-SPIRIT).
    *2013 – recent* Development of NeoTap, a new free application for
    registration of heart rate during resuscitation of newborn babies. Including
    a manikin-study at Sachs´s Children and Youth hospital in Stockholm,
    Sweden and an observational study at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda
    *2016 – 2019* NeoSupra trial, a multi-centre, phase III, open-label,
    randomized clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of i-gel®supraglottic
    airway used in neonatal resuscitation in reducing early neonatal mortality
    and morbidity compared to standard of care face-mask ventilation (FMV) in low
    income countries. Part of the coordination team, the steering committee and
    data management team.
    *2016 – May 2021* PhD candidate at Bergen University, Norway, Paper
    I-III are published in Acta Paediatrica, BMJ Paediatrics Open and New
    England Journal of Medicine. Name of articles planned in thesis:
    * /Accurate and fast neonatal heart rate assessment with a smartphone-based
    application - a manikin study /
    * /Smartphone app for neonatal heart rate assessment– an observational
    study. /
    * /A randomized trial of laryngeal mask airway in neonatal
    resuscitation. /
    *1999 – 2000 * “/Arthritis among children of the Shipibo
    people/.” Pucallpa, Peru, Anders Fasth, Professor of Paediatric
    Immunology, The Queen Silvia Children's Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
    *Publications: *
    * Pejovic NJ*, *Myrnerts Höök S*, *Byamugisha J, Alfvén T, Lubulwa C,
    Cavallin F, Nankunda J, Ersdal H, Blennow M, Trevisanuto D, Tylleskär T.
    A Randomized Trial of Laryngeal Mask Airway in Neonatal Resuscitation. N
    Engl J Med. 2020 Nov 26
  • 383(22):2138-2147. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2005333.
    PMID: 33252870. **Shared first authorship.*
    * Helldén D*, *Myrnerts Höök S****, Pejovic NJ, Mclellan D, Lubulwa C,
    Tylleskär T, Alfven T. Neonatal resuscitation practices in Uganda: a
    video observational study. BMJ Paediatr Open. 2021 Sep 14
  • 5(1):e001092.
    DOI: 10.1136/bmjpo-2021-001092. PMID: 34595356
  • PMCID:
    PMC8442103.* *Shared first authorship.*
    * Dempsey, T.
  • Nguyen, H.L.
  • Nguyen, H.T.
  • Bui, X.A.
  • Pham, P.T.T.
  • Nguyen,
    T.K.
  • Cavallin, F.
  • Trevisanuto, D.
  • *Myrnerts Höök S, * Pejovic, N,
    Blennow M, Olson L, Vu H, Anh Duy Nguyen AD, and Tobias Alfvén T.
    Incidence of Intrapartum- Related Events at the Largest Obstetric Hospital
    in Hanoi, Vietnam: A Retrospective Study. /Children /2022, /9//(3)/, 321.
    https://doi.org/10.3390/children9030321
    * Pejovic NJ, Cavallin F, Mpamize A, Lubulwa C, *Myrnerts Höök S*,
    Byamugisha J, Nankunda J, Tylleskär T, Trevisanuto D. Respiratory
    monitoring during neonatal resuscitation using a supraglottic airway
    device vs. a face mask. Resuscitation. 2022 Feb
  • 171:107-113. DOI:
    10.1016/j.resuscitation.2021.10.025. Epub 2021 Oct 22. PMID: 34695444.
    * Larsson M, *Myrnerts Höök S*, Mpamize A, et al. Oxygen saturation
    after birth in resuscitated neonates in Uganda: a video-based
    observational study. BMJ Paediatrics Open 2022
  • 6:e001225. doi:10.1136/
    bmjpo-2021-001225
    * Tylleskär T, Cavallin F, *Myrnerts Höök S*, Pejovic NJ, Lubulwa C,
    Byamugisha J, Nankunda J, Trevisanuto D
  • NeoSupra Trial Team. Outcome of
    infants with 10 min Apgar scores of 0-1 in a low-resource setting. Arch
    Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2021 Nov 1:fetalneonatal-2021-322545. DOI:
    10.1136/archdischild-2021-322545. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34725104.
    * *Myrnerts Höök S*, Pejovic NJ, Cavallin F, Lubulwa C, Byamugisha J,
    Nankunda J, Tylleskär T, Alfven T. Smartphone app for neonatal heart rate
    assessment: an observational study. BMJ Paediatr Open. 2020 Jul
    22
  • 4(1):e000688. DOI: 10.1136/bmjpo-2020-000688. PMID: 32760813
  • PMCID:
    PMC7381998.
    * Pejovic NJ, *Myrnerts Höök S*, Byamugisha J, Alfvén T, Lubulwa C,
    Cavallin F, Nankunda J, Ersdal H, Segafredo G, Blennow M, Trevisanuto D,
    Tylleskär T. Neonatal resuscitation using a supraglottic airway device
    for improved mortality and morbidity outcomes in a low-income country:
    study protocol for a randomized trial. Trials. 2019 Jul 19
  • 20(1):444. DOI:
    10.1186/s13063-019-3455-8. PMID: 31324213
  • PMCID: PMC6642595.
    * *Myrnerts Höök S*, Namusoko S, Tylleskär T, Byamugisha J, Bergström A.
    Midwives´ capability, opportunity and motivation to perform
    evidence-based neonatal resuscitation in a low resource setting: a
    qualitative study. The Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting 2019
  • 2019.
    * *Myrnerts Höök S*, Pejovic NJ, Marrone G, Tylleskär T, Alfvén T.
    Accurate and fast neonatal heart rate assessment with a smartphone-based
    application - a manikin study. Acta Paediatr. 2018 Mar
    31
  • 107(9):1548–54. DOI: 10.1111/apa.14350. Epub ahead of print. PMID:
    29604115
  • PMCID: PMC6120499.
    * Alfvén T, Helldén D, Pejovic N, Myrnerts Höök S, Tylleskär T.
    Apropå! Globala hälsosystem och vikten av innovationer.
    Läkartidningen 2018:115. PMID: 29360124
    * Pejovic NJ, Trevisanuto D, Lubulwa C, *Myrnerts Höök S*, Cavallin F,
    Byamugisha J, Nankunda J, Tylleskär T. Neonatal resuscitation using a
    laryngeal mask airway: a randomised trial in Uganda. Arch Dis Child. 2018
    Mar
  • 103(3):255-260. DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2017-312934. Epub 2017 Sep
    14. PMID: 28912163
  • PMCID: PMC5865513.

Teaching

  • * 2014 -recent Teacher for medical students at Karolinska
    Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    * 2016- recent Master trainer Helping Babies Breathe neonatal
    resuscitation training in Uganda
    * 2015 Participate in organizing training in
    Essential Newborn Care for MSF doctors

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Employments

  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2024
  • Affiliated To Research, K9 Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2020-2023

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