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Trond Bruun

Associate Professor, Head of Infectious Diseases Section, Haukeland university hospital.
  • E-mailTrond.Bruun@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Dep. of Medicine, Haukeland university hospital
    5021 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

Trond Bruun, M.D., Ph.D. is head of the Infectious Diseases Section at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway. He is also associate professor at Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen. His main research interest is the field of skin and soft tissue infections, particularly erysipelas, cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis caused by Streptococcus pyogenes and Streptococcus dysgalactiae. The streptococcal studies focus primarily on clinical epidemiology, clinical features and treatment of severe infections in relation to the host and causative bacteria and their traits. At present, Bruun and the streptococcal research group at the University of Bergen participate in the PERMIT and PERAID projects (https://permedinfect.com/) funded by Nordsforsk and EU. These projects aims to boost personalized medicine (PM) in severe infectious diseases, specifically focusing on life-threatening necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTI) and sepsis.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2023). Systemic immune activation profiles in streptococcal necrotizing soft tissue infections: A prospective multicenter study. Clinical Immunology.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Clinical Characteristics and Histopathology in Suspected Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 7 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Analysis of host-pathogen gene association networks reveals patient-specific response to streptococcal and polymicrobial necrotising soft tissue infections. BMC Medicine.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Discriminatory plasma biomarkers for specific endotypes of necrotizing soft tissue infections. Journal of Clinical Investigation.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Risk factors and Predictors of Mortality in Streptococcal Necrotizing Soft-Tissue Infections: A Multicenter Prospective Study. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 293-300.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Non-purulent skin and soft tissue infections: predictive power of a severity score and the appropriateness of treatment in a prospective cohort. Infectious Diseases. 361-371.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Patient's characteristics and outcomes in necrotising soft-tissue infections: results from a Scandinavian, multicentre, prospective cohort study. Intensive Care Medicine. 1241-1251.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Molecular profiling of tissue biopsies reveals unique signatures associated with streptococcal necrotizing soft tissue infections. Nature Communications. 1-15.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Pivotal role of prexexisting pathogen-spesific antibodies in the development of necrotizing soft-tissue infections. . Journal of Infectious Diseases.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Pivotal Role of Preexisting Pathogen-Specific Antibodies in the Development of Necrotizing Soft-Tissue Infections. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 44-52.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Necrotizing soft tissue infections ? a multicentre, prospective observational study (INFECT): protocol and statistical analysis plan. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica. 272-279.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Aetiology and clinical features of facial cellulitis: a prospective study. Infectious Diseases. 27-34.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Association between cytokine response, the LRINEC score and outcome in patients with necrotising soft tissue infection: A multicentre, prospective study. Scientific Reports. 1-12.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Etiology of cellulitis and clinical prediction of streptococcal disease: A prospective study. Open Forum Infectious Diseases.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Early Response in Cellulitis: A Prospective Study of Dynamics and Predictors. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 1034-1041.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Increased cytotoxicity and streptolysin O activity in group G streptococcal strains causing invasive tissue infections. Scientific Reports.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Necrotizing soft tissue infections caused by Streptococcus pyogenes and Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp equisimilis of groups C and G in western Norway. Clinical Microbiology and Infection (CMI). E545-E550.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Invasive group A, C and G streptococcal disease in western Norway: virulence gene profiles, clinical features and outcomes. Clinical Microbiology and Infection (CMI). 358-364.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Clinical, microbiological and molecular characteristics of six cases of group A streptococcal meningitis in western Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 665-671.
Reader opinion piece
  • Show author(s) (2021). Kontaktreduserende tiltak er en trygg og nødvendig bro til vårens vaksinasjon. . Bergens Tidende.
Letter to the editor
  • Show author(s) (2016). Etiology of cellulitis and the validity of new and old methods. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 954-955.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) (2016). Clinical and bacterial diversity in streptococcal skin and soft tissue disease.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) (2021). Antibiotic-loaded bone cement in prevention of periprosthetic joint infections in primary total knee arthroplasty: A register-based multicentre randomised controlled non-inferiority trial (ALBA trial). BMJ Open. 1-8.

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