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Susanna Myrnerts Höök

PhD Candidate, PhD candidate at Centre for International Health University of Bergen, Norway Pediatric Specialist Sachs' Children and Youth Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
  • E-mailSusanna.Hook@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Björngårdsgatan 16 b
    11852 Stockholm
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

Learn more about Susanna's work: Helping Neonates Survive the First Day of Life

Susanna Myrnerts Höök plan to defend her thesis springtime 2021 with the title "Supporting neonatal resuscitation in low-resource settings - innovations and new strategies".

Research projects

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).

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 – recent 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. 

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. 

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 

Languages Swedish, native tongue – English/Spanish/French, fluently spoken and written 

2016-recent     Master trainer Helping Babies Breathe neonatal resuscitation training, Uganda   

2015                Participate in organizing training in Essential Newborn Care for MSF doctors 

2014                 Teacher for medical students at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2020. Smartphone app for neonatal heart rate assessment: an observational study. BMJ Paediatrics Open.
  • Show author(s) 2020. A randomized trial of laryngeal mask airway in neonatal resuscitation. New England Journal of Medicine. 2138-2147.
  • Show author(s) 2019. 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. 1-9.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Accurate and fast neonatal heart rate assessment with a smartphone‐based application – a manikin study. Acta Paediatrica. 1548-1554.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Neonatal resuscitation using a laryngeal mask airway: a randomised trial in Uganda. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 255-260.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Publications

Myrnerts Hook S, Pejovic NJ, Cavallin F, Lubulwa C, Byamugisha J, Nankunda J, Tylleskär T, Alfvén T. Smartphone app for neonatal heart rate assessment– an observational study. BMJ Paediatrics Open 2020;0:e000688. Doi:10.1136/bmjpo-2020-000688.

Myrnerts Hook 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 Paediatrica 2018;107:1548‐1554. Doi:10.1111/apa.14350.

Pejovic NJ*, Myrnerts Höök S*, Byamugisha J, Alfvén T, Lubulwa C, Cavallin F, Nankunda J, Ersdal E, Blennow M, Trevisanuto D, Tylleskär T.A randomized trial of laryngeal mask airway in neonatal resuscitation.  The New England Journal of Medicine 2020;383:2138-47. Doi:10.1056/NEJMoa2005333. *contributed equally to this article.

Pejovic NJMyrnerts Höök SByamugisha JAlfvén TLubulwa CCavallin FNankunda JErsdal HSegafredo GBlennow MTrevisanuto DTylleskär 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 doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3455-8.

Alfvén T, Helldén D, Pejovic N, Myrnerts Höök S, Tylleskär T. Apropå! Globala hälsosystem och vikten av innovationer.Lakartidningen. 2018 Jan 22;115.

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 doi: 10.1136

Myrnerts Höök S, Andersson M, Hansson A, Fasth A. The adaptation and application of child health assessment questionnaire (CHAQ) to an indigenous population of Amazonian Peru, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2000;59:722

High prevalence of childhood chronic arthritis among people of the Shipibo people of Amazonian Peru, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2000;59:722A                               

 

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).