Public Defence: Khalaf Mreihil Khalaf Mreihil at Institute of Clinical Medicine will be defending the thesis “Phototherapy for neonatal jaundice Studies of photoisomer formation and clinical practice” for the degree of PhD (Philosophiae Doctor).

Trial Lecture – time and place

See Trial Lecture.

Adjudication committee

  • First opponent: Neonatologist Christian Hulzebos, Beatrix Children's Hospital
  • Second opponent: Speciality Registrar Pernille Vandborg, Regionhospital Viborg
  • Third member and chair of the evaluation committee: Professor Emeritus Ola Didrik Saugstad, University of Oslo

Chair of the Defence

Professor II Guttorm Haugen, University of Oslo

Principal Supervisor

Professor Emeritus Thor Willy Ruud Hansen, University of Oslo


Khalaf Mreihil has studied the effect of phototherapy for neonatal jaundice on the formation of water-soluble substances (bilirubin photoisomers) that theoretically are believed to be brain protective. In addition, he has studied the use of phototherapy in daily practice in all neonatal intensive care units in Norway. He found that the formation of water-soluble substances starts as soon as phototherapy lights are turned on, and that, in spite of national guidelines, there is wide variation in the practical use of phototherapy for newborn infants in Norway

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Published Oct. 22, 2019 3:35 PM - Last modified Nov. 1, 2019 4:06 PM