Karolinska Institute is a longstanding national centre for neuromuscular disorders, involving basic science and clinical research.
Thomas Sejersen is a representative for Scandinavian network for DMD and Swedish network for neuromuscular disorders in children, contributing with the most extensive state of the art document on management on DMD available in Europe. Extensive experience in multi-national collaborations on establishing evidence-based documents on management of neuromuscular disorders. The research has a particular focus on:
- clinical trials on management of neuromuscular disorders;
- search for genetic causes for neuromuscular disorders, and functional analyses of genetic aberrations detected.
Current clinical research of relevance involves common Scandinavian long-term assessment of DMD patients, planned international corticosteroid trial, and gait analysis assessment for optimising time of neuro-orthopaedic intervention.