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Irene Bircow Elgen

Professor
  • E-mailIrene.Elgen@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 97 45 18
  • Visitor Address
    Haukeland Universitetssykehus Laboratoriebygget, 7. etg. Heis øst
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen
Journal articles
  • Fevang, Silje Katrine Elgen; Hysing, Mari; Sommerfelt, Kristian; Markestad, Trond; Elgen, Irene Bircow. 2019. Development and predictors of childhood mental health problems in former extremely preterm infants. Early Human Development. 135: 44-49. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2019.06.008
  • Hysing, Mari; Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted; Markestad, Trond; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Sivertsen, Børge. 2019. Sleep Duration and Nocturnal Awakenings in Infants Born with Gestational Risk. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 40: 192-199. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000642
  • Stangenes, Kristine Marie; Hysing, Mari; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Halvorsen, Thomas; Markestad, Trond Jacob; Bjorvatn, Bjørn. 2019. Sleep problems, behavioural problems and respiratory health in children born extremely preterm: a parental questionnaire study. BMJ Paediatrics Open. doi: 10.1136/bmjpo-2019-000534
  • Sandtorv, Lisbeth Beate; Fevang, Silje Katrine Elgen; Nilsen, Sondre Aasen; Bøe, Tormod; Gjestad, Rolf; Haugland, Siren; Elgen, Irene Bircow. 2018. Symptoms Associated With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorders in School-Aged Children Prenatally Exposed to Substances. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment. 12. 8 pages. doi: 10.1177/1178221818765773
  • Sirnes, Eivind; Griffiths, Silja Torvik; Aukland, Stein Magnus; Eide, Geir Egil; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Gundersen, Hilde. 2018. Functional MRI in prenatally opioid-exposed children during a working memory-selective attention task. Neurotoxicology and Teratology. 66: 46-54. doi: 10.1016/j.ntt.2018.01.010
  • Stangenes, Kristine Marie; Hysing, Mari; Fevang, Silje Katrine Elgen; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Halvorsen, Thomas; Markestad, Trond; Bjorvatn, Bjørn. 2018. Prenatal and neonatal factors predicting sleep problems in children born extremely preterm or with extremely low birthweight. Frontiers in pediatrics. 6:178: 1-9. doi: 10.3389/fped.2018.00178
  • Tumwine, James K; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Diallo, Hama Abdoulaye; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Ndeezi, Grace; Bangirana, Paul; Sanou, Anselme Simeon; Kashala Abotnes, Esperance; Boivin, Michael; Giordani, Bruno; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Holding, Penny; Kakooza-Mwesige, Angelina; Skylstad, Vilde; Nalugya, Joyce; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Meda, Nicolas. 2018. Exclusive breastfeeding promotion and neuropsychological outcomes in 5-8 year old children from Uganda and Burkina Faso: Results from the PROMISE EBF cluster randomized trial. PLOS ONE. 13:e0191001: 1-17. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191001
  • Fevang, Silje Katrine Elgen; Hysing, Mari; Sommerfelt, Kristian; Elgen, Irene Bircow. 2017. Mental health assessed by the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire for children born extremely preterm without severe disabilities at 11 years of age: a Norwegian, national population-based study. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 1-9. doi: 10.1007/s00787-017-1007-x
  • Sandtorv, Lisbeth Beate; Haugland, Siren; Elgen, Irene Bircow. 2017. Care and supportive measures in school-aged children with prenatal substance exposure. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 45: 782-788. doi: 10.1177/1403494817713544
  • Sandtorv, Lisbeth Beate; Hysing, Mari; Rognlid, Malin; Nilsen, Sondre Aasen; Elgen, Irene Bircow. 2017. Mental Health in School-Aged Children Prenatally Exposed to Alcohol and Other Substances. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment. 11. 8 pages. doi: 10.1177/1178221817718160
  • Sehovic, Nezla Duric; Assmus, Jörg; Gundersen, Doris Irene; Duric Golos, Alisa; Elgen, Irene Bircow. 2017. Multimodal treatment in children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a 6-month follow-up. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. 71: 386-394. doi: 10.1080/08039488.2017.1305446
  • Sirnes, Eivind; Oltedal, Leif; Bartsch, Hauke; Eide, Geir Egil; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Aukland, Stein Magnus. 2017. Brain morphology in school-aged children with prenatal opioid exposure: A structural MRI study. Early Human Development. 106-107: 33-39. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2017.01.009
  • Stangenes, Kristine Marie; Fevang, Silje Katrine Elgen; Grundt, Jacob Holter; Donkor, Hilde Mjell; Markestad, Trond; Hysing, Mari; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Bjorvatn, Bjørn. 2017. Children born extremely preterm had different sleeping habits at 11 years of age and more childhood sleep problems than term-born children. Acta Paediatrica. 106: 1966-1972. doi: 10.1111/apa.13991
  • Sirnes, Eivind; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Chong, WK; Griffiths, Silja Torvik; Aukland, Stein Magnus. 2016. Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging in children with prenatal drug exposure: clinically useful? Clinical Pediatrics. 56: 326-332. doi: 10.1177/0009922816657154
  • Aukland, Stein Magnus; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Odberg, Morten Duus; Chong, WK; Eide, Geir Egil; Rosendahl, Karen. 2014. Ventricular dilatation in ex-prematures: only confined to the occipital region? MRI-based normative standards for 19-year-old ex-prematures without major handicaps. Acta Radiologica. 55: 470-477. doi: 10.1177/0284185113497476
  • Bjørgaas, Hanne Marit; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Ryland, Hilde Katrin; Hysing, Mari. 2014. Autism spectrum symptoms in children with cerebral palsy: Prevalence and co-occurring conditions. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 8: 581-588. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2014.01.011
  • Duric, Nezla Sehovic; Assmus, Jørg; Elgen, Irene Bircow. 2014. Self-reported efficacy of neurofeedback treatment in a clinical randomized controlled study of ADHD children and adolescents. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. 10: 1645-1654. doi: 10.2147/NDT.S66466
  • Griffiths, Silja Torvik; Aukland, Stein Magnus; Markestad, Trond; Eide, Geir Egil; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Craig-Craven, Alexander Richard; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2014. Association between brain activation (fMRI), cognition and school performance in extremely preterm and term born children. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 55: 427-432. doi: 10.1111/sjop.12145
  • Bjørgaas, Hanne Marit; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Bøe, Tormod; Hysing, Mari. 2013. Mental health in children with cerebral palsy: does screening capture the Complexity? Scientific World Journal. 2013. 7 pages. doi: 10.1155/2013/468402
  • Elgen, Irene Bircow; Hikmat, Omar Saad Mahmoud; Aspevik, Tora N.; Hagen, Ellen Merete. 2013. CFS in Children and Adolescent: Ten Years of Retrospective Clinical Evaluation. International Journal of Pediatric. 1-5. doi: 10.1155/2013/270373
  • Elgen, Irene Bircow; Holsten, Fred; Odberg, Morten Duus. 2013. Psychiatric disorders in low birthweight young adults. Prevalence and association with assessments at 11 years. European psychiatry. 28: 393-396. doi: 10.1016/j.eurpsy.2012.06.002
  • Griffiths, Silja Torvik; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Chong, Wui K.; Odberg, Morten Duus; Markestad, Trond; Sa De Oliveira Neto, Emanuel; Aukland, Stein Magnus. 2013. Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging findings in children born extremely preterm, very preterm, and at term. Pediatric Neurology. 49: 113-118. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2013.03.006
  • Griffiths, Silja Torvik; Gundersen, Hilde; Neto, Emanuel; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Markestad, Trond; Aukland, Stein Magnus; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2013. fMRI: blood oxygen level-dependent activation during a working memory-selective attention task in children born extremely preterm. Pediatric Research. 74: 196-205. doi: 10.1038/pr.2013.79
  • Bjørgaas, Hanne Marit; Hysing, Mari; Elgen, Irene Bircow. 2012. Psychiatric disorders among children with Cerebral Palsy at school starting age. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 33: 1287-1293. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2012.02.024
  • Duric, Nezla Sehovic; Assmus, Jørg; Gundersen, Doris Irene; Elgen, Irene Bircow. 2012. Neurofeedback for the treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD: a randomized and controlled clinical trial using parental reports. BMC Psychiatry. 12. 8 pages. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-12-107
  • Elgen, Silje Katrine; Leversen, Katrine Tyborg; Grundt, Jacob Holter; Hurum, Jørgen; Sundby, Anne Berit Klakegg; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Markestad, Trond. 2012. Mental health at 5 years among children born extremely preterm: a national population-based study. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 21: 583-589. doi: 10.1007/s00787-012-0298-1
  • Elgen, Silje Katrine; Leversen, Katrine Tyborg; Grundt, Jacob Holter; Hurum, Jørgen; Sundby, Anne Berit Klakegg; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Markestad, Trond. 2012. Mental health among children born extremely premature: a national population based study. European psychiatry. 27. 1 pages.
  • Haugen, Olav H.; Nepstad, Anne-Lise; Standal, Odd Arne; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Markestad, Trond. 2012. Visual function in 6 to 7 year-old children born extremely preterm: a population-based study. Acta Ophthalmologica. 90: 422-427. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.2010.02020.x
  • Leversen, Katrine Tyborg; Sommerfelt, Kristian; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Eide, Geir Egil; Irgens, Lorentz M.; Juliusson, Petur Benedikt; Markestad, Trond. 2012. Prediction of outcome at 5 years from assessments at 2 years among extremely preterm children: A Norwegian national cohort study. Acta Paediatrica. 101: 264-270. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2011.02504.x
  • Aukland, Stein Magnus; Westerhausen, René; Plessen, Kerstin J.; Odberg, Morten Duus; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Peterson, Brad Scott; Ersland, Lars; Eide, Geir Egil; Rosendahl, Karen. 2011. Selectively reduced posterior corpus callosum size in a population-based sample of young adults born with low birth weight. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 32: 970-975. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A2594
  • Duric, Nezla Sehovic; Elgen, Irene Bircow. 2011. Norwegian children and adolescents with ADHD - a retrospective clinical study: subtypes and comorbid conditions and aspects of cognitive performance and social skills. Adolescent Psychiatry. 1: 349-354. doi: 10.2174/2210677411101040349
  • Duric, Nezla Sehovic; Elgen, Irene Bircow. 2011. Characteristics of Norwegian children suffering from ADHD symptoms: ADHD and primary health care. Psychiatry Research. 188: 402-405. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2011.05.008
  • Hagen, Ellen Merete; Eide, Geir Egil; Elgen, Irene Bircow. 2011. Traumatic spinal cord injury among children and adolescents; a cohort study in western Norway. Spinal Cord. 49: 981-985. doi: 10.1038/sc.2011.42
  • Leversen, Katrine Tyborg; Sommerfelt, Kristian; Rønnestad, Arild Erlend; Kaaresen, Per Ivar; Farstad, Teresa; Skranes, Janne Helen; Støen, Ragnhild; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Rettedal, Siren; Eide, Geir Egil; Irgens, Lorentz M.; Markestad, Trond. 2011. Prediction of Neurodevelopmental and Sensory Outcome at 5 Years in Norwegian Children Born Extremely Preterm. Pediatrics. 127: E630-E638. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-1001
  • Odberg, Morten Duus; Elgen, Irene Bircow. 2011. Low birth weight young adults: quality of life, academic achievements and social functioning. Acta Paediatrica. 100: 284-288. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2010.02096.x
  • Haugen, Olav H.; Nepstad, Anne-Lise; Standal, Odd Arne; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Markestad, Trond. 2010. Visual function in 6-7 year old children born extremely preterm. Acta Ophthalmologica. 88. 6 pages. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.2010.02020.x
  • Leversen, Katrine Tyborg; Sommerfelt, Kristian; Rønnestad, Arild Erlend; Kaaresen, Per Ivar; Farstad, Teresa; Skranes, Janne Helen; Støen, Ragnhild; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Rettedal, Siren; Eide, Geir Egil; Irgens, Lorentz M.; Markestad, Trond. 2010. Predicting neurosensory disabilities at two years of age in a national cohort of extremely premature infants. Early Human Development. 86: 581-586. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2010.07.009
  • Odberg, Morten Duus; Aukland, Stein Magnus; Rosendahl, Karen; Elgen, Irene Bircow. 2010. Cerebral MRI and Cognition in Nonhandicapped, Low Birth Weight Adults. Pediatric Neurology. 43: 258-262. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2010.05.014
  • Odberg, Morten Duus; Sommerfelt, Kristian; Markestad, Trond; Elgen, Irene Bircow. 2010. Growth and somatic health until adulthood of low birthweight children. Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition. 95: F201-F205. doi: 10.1136/adc.2009.160614
  • Ryland, Hilde Katrin; Lundervold, Astri; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Hysing, Mari. 2010. Is there a protective effect of normal to high intellectual function on mental health in children with chronic illness? Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health (CAPMH). 4. doi: 10.1186/1753-2000-4-3
  • Hysing, Mari; Sivertsen, Børge; Stormark, Kjell Morten; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Lundervold, Astri. 2009. Sleep in children with chronic illness, and the relation to emotional and behavioral problems. A population-based study. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 34: 665-670. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsn095
  • Odberg, Morten Duus; Aukland, Stein Magnus; Rosendahl, Karen; Elgen, Irene Bircow. 2009. CEREBRAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING AND COGNITION IN NON-HANDICAPPED, LOW BIRTH WEIGHT ADULTS. A POPULATION BASED, CONTROLLED STUDY. Acta Paediatrica. 98: 201-201.
  • Odberg, Morten Duus; Sommerfelt, Kristian; Markestad, Trond; Elgen, Irene Bircow. 2009. GROWTH AND SOMATIC HEALTH UNTIL ADULTHOOD OF LOW BIRTH WEIGHT CHILDREN. Acta Paediatrica. 98: 201-201.
  • Sandtorv, Lisbeth; Reigstad, Hallvard; Bruarøy, Sidsel Brath; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Lægreid, Liv Marie. 2009. Har legemiddelassistert rehabilitering i svangerskapet konsekvenser for barna? Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 129: 287-290.
  • Sivertsen, Børge; Hysing, Mari; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Stormark, Kjell Morten; Lundervold, Astri. 2009. Chronicity of sleep problems in children with chronic illness. A longitudinal population-based study. Child: Care, Health and Development. 35: 527-533. doi: 10.1186/1753-2000-3-22
  • Elgen, Irene Bircow; Bruarøy, Sidsel Brath; Lægreid, Liv Marie. 2007. Complexity of foetal alcohol or drug neuroimpairments. Acta Paediatrica. 96: 1730-1733. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2007.00522.x
  • Elgen, Irene Bircow; Bruarøy, Sidsel Brath; Lægreid, Liv Marie. 2007. Lack of recognition and complexity of foetal alcohol neuroimpairments. Acta Paediatrica. 96: 237-241. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2007.00026.x
  • Hysing, Mari; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Gillberg, Christopher; Lie, Stein Atle; Lundervold, Astri Johansen. 2007. Chronic physical illness and mental health in children. Results from a large-scale population study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines. 48: 785-792. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2007.01755.x
  • Kashala, Esperance; Lundervold, Astri Johansen; Sommerfelt, Kristian; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Elgen, Irene Bircow. 2006. Co-existing symptoms and risk factors among African school children with hyperactivity-inattention symptoms in Kinshasa, Congo. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 15: 292-299. doi: 10.1007/s00787-006-0536-5
  • Versland, Lene Brose; Sommerfelt, Kristian; Elgen, Irene Bircow. 2006. Maternal signs of chorioamnionitis: Persistent cognitive impairment in low-birthweight children. Acta Paediatrica. 95: 231-235. doi: 10.1080/08035250500352151
  • Elgen, Irene Bircow; Johansson, Kjell Arne; Markestad, Trond; Sommerfelt, Kristian. 2005. A non-handicapped cohort of low-birthweight children: growth and general health status at 11 years of age. Acta Paediatrica. 94: 1203-1207.
  • Kashala, Esperance; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Sommerfelt, Kristian; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2005. Teacher ratings of mental health among school children in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 14: 208-215. doi: 10.1007/s00787-005-0446-y
  • Kashala, Esperance; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Kayembe, KT; Sommerfelt, Kristian. 2005. Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder among school children in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. African Health Sciences. 5: 172-181.
  • Kashala, Espérance; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Sommerfelt, Kristian; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Lundervold, Astri Johansen. 2005. Cognition in African children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Pediatric Neurology. 33: 357-364.
  • Elgen, Irene Bircow; Lundervold, Astri Johansen; Sommerfelt, Kristian. 2004. Aspects of inattention in low birth weight children. Pediatric Neurology. 30: 92-98.
  • Kashala, E; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Sommerfelt, Kristian; Tylleskär, Thorkild. 2004. Neuropsychiatric symptoms among African school children in Kinshasa. European psychiatry. 19: 235S-235S.
  • Sirnes, Eivind; Bartsch, Hauke; Eide, Geir Egil; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Aukland, Stein Magnus. 1997. Brain morphology in school-aged children with prenatal opioid exposure: A structural MRI study. Early Human Development. 106-107: 33-39.
Reports and theses
  • Elgen, Irene Bircow. 2004. Low birthweight children: Long-term neuro-impairments.
Book sections
  • Griffiths, Silja Torvik; Aukland, Stein Magnus; Markestad, Trond; Eide, Geir Egil; Elgen, Irene Bircow; Craven, Alexander R.; Hugdahl, Kenneth. 2013. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, school performance and prematurety: a regional, clinical-controlled study. Artikkel. In:
    • Griffiths, Silja Torvik. 2013. Functional MRI, structural MRI and school performance in extremely preterm/extremely low birth weight children. University of Bergen.

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