Public Defence: Espen Nordheim Espen Nordheim at Institute of Clinical Medicine will be defending the thesis "Pancreas transplantation and normoglycaemia" for the degree of PhD (Philosophiae Doctor).

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Adjudication committee

  • First opponent: Professor Henrik Birn, Aarhus University, Denmark 
  • Second opponent: Associate Professor Cecilia Margareta Montgomery Øien, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
  • Third member and chair of the evaluation committee: Associate Professor Tore Julsrud Berg, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo 

Chair of defence

Associate Professor Elisabeth Qvigstad, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo

Principal supervisor

Consultant, MD, PhD Trond Jenssen, Oslo University Hospital


In this study, glucose control, renal function and endothelial function in pancreas transplanted patients were analyzed and found maintained one year after successful treatment, despite treatment with immunosuppressive medication with potential toxic effects.

According to this study, donor duodenum biopsies should not be assessed alone when a pancreas transplant rejection is suspected due to a low concordance in histological findings between the two organs.

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Published Dec. 23, 2019 9:39 AM - Last modified Dec. 23, 2019 1:49 PM