Related to the “Sleep Revolution” project, our laboratory will hire a Post Doc researcher and a PhD student. Please contact dr. Hrubos-Strøm for details.
The Akershus university hospital (Ahus) sleep research laboratory is organized under the director of the surgical division. The laboratory holds two Nox Medical A1 devices allocated for in-hospital scientific sleep registrations. Nox T3 polygraphs may be borrowed from the otorhinoloaryngology clinical sleep laboratory located at the same site.
Relevant research projects
-The Akershus Sleep Apnea (ASAP) epidemiological cohort: 535 community-dwelling participants
initially examined between 2006-2008. A second clinical examination is currently being conducted.
The main research aim of the follow-up project is to investigate relations between co-morbid OSA,
insomnia, and sub-clinical myocardial damage. An electronical sleep diary with an automatically feedback function has been developed in the project. The PhD candidate responsible for data collection
is the post doc applicant of the current study.
-The ASAP clinical cohort: Based on the “Akershus Sleep Apnea Diagnostics and Treatment Evaluation study” with baseline examination of 275 subjects (submitted for publication). A follow-up study approved by the regional ethical committee will examine the feasibility of novel technology based on electroencephalography (EEG) biofeedback and the electronical sleep diary developed in the project.
Akershus Universitetssykehus (A-HUS), located close to Oslo’s city-border, is the largest local hospital in Norway serving a population of approximately 560,000. The hospital is responsible for a major part of health personnel education and research through close collaboration with Oslo Metropolitan University and the University of Oslo.
Senior consultant Harald Hrubos-Strøm (male)
Dr. Harald Hrubos-Strøm holds a position at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology. He is the Norwegian PI of the Sleep Revolution project. He is a clinician and a researcher with interest in the physiology of the upper airways, sleep apnoea diagnostics, and novel treatment solutions. Dr Hrubos-Strøm has an MD from the University of Bergen and a PhD from the University of Oslo. After obtaining his PhD, he has specialised in otorhinolaryngology and co-supervised one PhD student. He is currently the main supervisor of two PhD students, acting leader of the otorhinolaryngology research group at A-HUS, and national leader of the NordSleep project. He also holds an expert certificate as a Somnologist from the European Sleep Research Society. There is already an established collaboration between Dr. Hrubos-Strøm and Dr. Arnardottir through co-authorship of two recent articles exploring the role of the nose in sleep apnoea.