Research areas

Hereditary angioedema (HAE)

Sudden onset of swellings, not responding to traditional anti-allergic therapy, may be HAE, which is a rare and potential life-threatening disease. HAE typically starts in infancy and patients may experience episodic attacks of visible swellings of the skin, painful abdominal episodes and upper airway swellings. Professor Anette Bygum leads the national HAE Centre at OUH, existing since 2001. The centre performs clinical research and collaborative translational research with DABKA (Danish research group on BradyKinin-mediated angioedema).

 

Teledermoscopy in general practice in the Region of Southern Denmark

More than 500 patients from 50 general practies have participated in a study on teledermoscopy. Patients who consulted their general practitioner (GP) with a possible skin cancer had the skin lesion photographed, including special close-up images (dermoscopy). The images were sent for evalution at the Department og Dermatology and Allergy Centre, OUH. Simultaneously the patients were referred for a standard face-to-face consultation with a dermatologist. In this study the concordance between diagnoses made by teledermoscopy and GPs. Furthermore, patient and provider satisfaction and health economic aspects will be investigated. 

 

Al augmented training of doctors- skin cancer diagnostics

This is a Ph.d. study in collaboration with Herlev Hospital and DTU, among others. Using a large databse of clinical images from the Department of Dermatology and Allergy Centre, OUH an artificial intelligence algorithm will be developed that can provide individually adjusted feedback to doctors training to become dermatologists, plastic surgeons or general practitiners on their abilities to diagnose skin cancer. 

 

Cosmetic outcome after treatment of superficial basal cell carcinoma (sBCC)

In this clinical study patients with biopsy proven sBCC were randomized to treatment with either CO2-laser or curettage and electrocautery. After 3, 6 and 12 months the result was evaluated by the patient and by a dermatologist, who was blinded to the treatment given.