Publications

Safer Births publications and some related publications

Manuscripts 

Under review: 

  • Kamala B, Hussein K, Dalen I, Abeid MS, Ngarina MM, Perlman J, Ersdal H. Implementation of a strap-on automatic fetal Doppler improves quality of midwifery practices in a resource-limited tertiary hospital: observational study in Tanzania. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, submitted 2018. 
  • Mdoe P, Ersdal H, Mduma E, Moshiro R, Dalen I, Perlman J, Hussein K. Fetal heart rate monitoring in a low-resource setting; continuous Doppler versus intermittent fetoscope – A randomized controlled study. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2017, under review. 
  • Kamala B, Kidanto H, Wangwe P, Dalen I, Mduma E, Perlman J, Ersdal H. Intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoring using a hand-held Doppler versus Pinard stethoscope: A randomized controlled study in Dar es Salaam. International Journal of Women’s Health 2017, under review. 
  • Linde J, Perlman J, Øymar K, Schultz J, Eilevstjønn J, Thallinger M, Kusulla S, Kidanto H, Ersdal H. Predictors of 24-hour outcome in newborns needing positive pressure ventilation at birth in a low-resource setting. Resuscitation 2017, under review.  
  • Mdoe P, Ersdal H, Mduma E, Moshiro R, Kidanto H, Mbekenga C. Midwives’ perceptions on using a fetoscope and Doppler for fetal heart rate assessments during labor: A qualitative study in rural Tanzania. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017, under review.   
  • Massawe A, Kidanto H, Moshiro R, Majaliwa E, Chacha F, Shayo A, Mdoe P, Ringia P, Azayo M, Msemo G, Mduma E, Ersdal H, Perlman J. A Care Bundle including Antenatal Corticosteroids Reduces Premature Infant Mortality in Tanzania a Low Resource Country. Plos One 2017, under 2nd review. 
  • Mdoe PF, Ersdal H, Mduma E, Perlman J, Moshiro R, Wangwe P, Kidanto H. Intermittent fetal heart rate monitoring using fetoscope or hand held Doppler in rural Tanzania, including a randomized controlled study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017. under 2nd review.   

Published/In press since 2012: 

  • Lafontan S, Sundby H, Ersdal H, Abeid M, Kidanto H, Mbekenga C. I was relieved to know that my baby was safe: Women´s attitudes using an electronic fetal heart rate monitor during labor in Tanzania. A qualitative study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2018.
  • Niermeyer S, Robertson NJ, Ersdal H. Beyond basic resuscitation: What are the next steps to improve the outcomes of resuscitation at birth when resources are limited? Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine 2018, in press. 
  • Mduma E, Ersdal H, Kvaløy JT, Svensen E, Mdoe P, Perlman JM, Kidanto H, Søreide E. Using statistical process control methods to trace small changes in perinatal mortality after implementation of training program in a low-resource setting. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, in press. 
  • Moshiro R, Ersdal H, Kidanto H, Mdoe P, Mbekenga C. Factors affecting effective ventilation during newborn resuscitation: A qualitative study among midwives in rural Tanzania. Global Health Actions 2018; 11:1, 1423862, DOI: 10.1080/16549716.2018.1423862. 
  • Ersdal H, Eilevstjønn J, Linde J, Yeconia A, Mduma E, Kidanto H, Perlman J. Fresh Stillbirths and Severely Asphyxiated Neonates Represent a Common Hypoxic-ischemic Pathway. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2017. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.12430. [Epub ahead of print]. 
  • Nelissen E, Ersdal H, Mduma E, Evjen-Olsen B, Twisk J, Broerse J, van Roosmalen J, Stekelenburg J. Clinical performance and patient outcome after simulation-based training in prevention and management of postpartum haemorrhage: an educational intervention study in a low-resource setting. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2017;17:301. doi: 10.1186/s12884-017-1481-7. 
  • Urdal J, Engan K, Eftestøl T, Yarrot L, Eilevstjønn J, Kidanto H, Ersdal H. Signal Processing and Classification for Identification of Clinically Important Parameters During Neonatal Resuscitation. Congress paper IEEE ICSIPA 2017. 978-1-5090-5559-3/17/$31.00 ©2017 IEEE  
  • Linde J, Schulz J, Perlman JM, Øymar K, Blacy L, Kidanto H, Ersdal HL. The relation between given volume and heart rate during newborn resuscitation. Resuscitation 2017;117:80-86. DOI: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2017.06.007 
  • Linde J, Eilevstjønn J, Øymar K, Ersdal H. Feasibility of a prototype Newborn Resuscitation Monitor measuring heart rate and ventilator parameters. BMC Research Notes 2017;10:235. DOI 10.1186/s13104-017-2530-z. 
  • Thallinger M, Ersdal H, Francis F, Yeconia A, Mduma E, Kidanto H, Linde JE, Eilevstjønn J, Gunnes N, Størdal K. Born not breathing: A randomised trial comparing two self-inflating bag-masks during newborn resuscitation in Tanzania. Resuscitation 2017;116:66-72.  
  • Ersdal H, Singhal N, Msemo G, Ashish KC, Santorino D, Moyo N, Evans C, Smith J, Perlman J, Niermeyer S. Successful implementation of Helping Babies Breathe and Helping Mothers Survive Programs – An Utstein Formula for Newborn and Maternal Survival. PLoS ONE 2017;12(6):e0178073. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0178073 
  • Huyen Vu, Trygve Eftestøl, Kjersti Engan, Samwel Jatosh, Simeon Kusulla, Hege Ersdal. Automatic classification of resuscitation activities on birth asphyxiated newborns using acceleration and ECG signals. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control 2017;36:20-26. 
  • Kamath-Rayne BD, Berkelhamer SK, Ashish H, Ersdal H, Niermeyer S. Neonatal resuscitation in global health settings – An examination of the past to prepare for the future. Pediatric Research 2017; doi:10.1038/pr.2017.48. 
  • Thallinger M, Ersdal H, Morley C, Purington C, Gomo Ø, Mduma E, Eilevstjønn J, Størdal K. Neonatal bag and mask ventilation on a manikin model with two novel PEEP valves. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2016;0:F1-F6  
  • Linde J, Perlman J, Øymar K, Francis F, Eilevstjønn J, Shultz J, Ersdal H. The normal heart rate in newborns in the first three minutes of life; assessed by a novel ECG monitor. Neonatology, 2016;110:231-237.  
  • Vu H, Eftestøl T, Engan K, Eilevstjønn J, Yarrot LB, Linde J, Ersdal H. Automatic Detection and Parameterization of Manual bag-mask ventilation of Newborns. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics 2016; 10.1109/JBHI.2016.2518238. 
  • Perlman J, Msemo G, Ersdal H, Ringia P. Designing and implementing the Helping Babies Breathe program in Tanzania. J Pediatr Intensive Care, Global Health Issue 2017;06(01):028-038. DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1584674. 
  • Huyen Vu, Trygve Eftestøl, Kjersti Engan, Joar Eilevstjønn, Ladislaus Yarrot, Jørgen Linde and Hege Ersdal. Detection of Activities during Newborn Resuscitation Based on Short-Time Energy of Acceleration Signal. Image and Signal Processing, Volume 9680, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2016, pp262-270. 
  • Ersdal H, Linde J, Auestad B, Mduma E, Lyanga S, Svensen E, Perlman J. Cord Clamping in Relation to Breathing or Ventilation among Depressed Infants and 24-hour Outcome – an observational study. BJOG 2016;123:1370-1377. 
  • Vu H, Eftestøl T, Engan K, Eilevstjønn J, Yarrot LB, Linde J, Ersdal H. Exploring the relationship between characteristics of ventilation performance and response of newborns during resuscitation. Communications in Computer and Information Science 574, 8th International Joint Conference, BIOSTEC 2015, Springer 2016;p275-290. 
  • Wyllie J, Perlman J, Kattwinkel J et al. Part 7: Neonatal Resuscitation: 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations. Resuscitation 2015;95:e169-201. 
  • Perlman J, Wyllie J, Kattwinkel J et al. Part 7: Neonatal Resuscitation: 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations. Circulation 2015;132:S204–S241. DOI: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000276.  
  • Perlman J, Wyllie J, Kattwinkel J et al. Part 7: Neonatal Resuscitation: 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations (Reprint). Pediatrics 2015, Volume 136/ISSUE Supplement 2. DOI:10.1542/peds.2015-3373D 
  • Thallinger M, Ersdal H, Eilevstjønn J, Ombay C, Størdal K. Manikin ventilation comparing new upright neonatal resuscitator to standard equipment. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal 2015;0:F1-F5. DOI:10.1136/archdischild-2015-308754     
  • Ellen Nelissen, Hege Ersdal, Estomih Mduma, Bjørg Evjen-Olsen, Jacqueline Broerse, Jos van Roosmalen, Jelle Stekelenburg. Helping Mothers Survive Bleeding After Birth: retention of knowledge, skills, and confidence nine months after training. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015; 15:190-197. DOI 10.1186/s12884-015-0612-2  
  • Mduma E, Ersdal H, Svensen E, Kidanto H, Auestad B, Perlman J. Frequent brief on-site simulation training and reduction in 24-hour neonatal mortality – an educational intervention study. Resuscitation 2015: 93:1-7 
  • Kidanto H, Msemo G, Mmbando D, Rusibamayila N, Ersdal H, Perlman J. Predisposing Factors Associated with Stillbirths in Tanzania- Opportunities for Prevention. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2015; 130: 70-73 
  • Vu H, Eftestøl T, Engan K, Eilevstjønn J, Linde J, Ersdal H. Exploratory Analysis of Ventilation Signals from Resuscitation Data of Newborns. Congress paper, IEEE/CAS-EMB Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference 2014. 
  • Vu H, Eftestøl T, Engan K, Eilevstjønn J, Linde J, Ersdal H. Exploratory Analysis of Heart Rate Changes in Newborns to Investigate the Effectiveness of Bag-Mask Ventilation. Congress paper, The Computing in Cardiology 2014. 
  • Ersdal HL, Linde J, Mduma ER, Auestad BH, Perlman J. Neonatal Outcome Following Cord Clamping After Onset of Spontaneous Respiration. Pediatrics 2014; 134:265-72  
  • Vossius C, Lotto E, Lyanga S, Mduma E, Msemo G, Perlman J, Ersdal HL. Cost-effectiveness of the “Helping Babies Breathe” program in a rural hospital in Tanzania. PLOS One 2014; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102080. 
  • Ersdal HL, Singhal N. Resuscitation in Resource-limited Settings. Invited Review article. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2013 Dec;18(6):373-8. doi: 10.1016/j.siny.2013.07.001  
  • Ersdal HL, Vossius C, Bayo E, Mduma E, Perlman JM, Lippert A, Søreide E. A one-day “Helping Babies Breathe” Course Improves Simulated Performance but not Clinical Management of Neonates. Resuscitation 2013;84:1422-1427. 
  • Nelissen E, HL Ersdal, D Østergaard, ER Mduma et al. Helping Mothers Survive Bleeding After Birth: An Educational Intervention Study of Simulation-Based Training in a Low-Resource Setting. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2013; doi: 10.1111/aogs.12321.  
  • Nelissen E, E Mduma, HL Ersdal, B Evjen-Olsen, J van Roosmalen, J Stekelenburg. Maternal near miss and mortality in a rural referral hospital in northern Tanzania: a cross-sectional study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013;13:141  
  • Nelissen E, E Mduma, JEW Broerse, HL Ersdal, B Evjen-Olsen, J van Roosmalen, J Stekelenburg. Applicability of the WHO Maternal Near Miss Criteria in a Low-Resource Setting. PLOS One 2013; doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061248. 
  • Msemo G, Massawe A, Mmbando D, Mwizamuholya D, Ersdal HL, Perlman J. Newborn Mortality and Fresh Stillbirth Rates in Tanzania After Helping Babies Breathe Training. Pediatrics 2013; 131: 353-60 
  • Ersdal HL, Mduma E, Svensen E, Sundby J, Perlman JM. Intermittent Detection of Fetal Heart Rate Abnormalities Identify Infants at Greatest Risk for Fresh Stillbirths, Birth Asphyxia, Neonatal Resuscitation, and Early Neonatal Deaths in a Resource Limited Setting. Neonatology 2012;102:235-42 
  • Ersdal HL, Mduma E, Svensen E, Perlman JM. Birth Asphyxia: A Major Cause of Early Neonatal Mortality in a Tanzanian Rural Hospital. Pediatrics 2012;129:1238-43. 
  • Ersdal HL, Mduma E, Svensen E, Perlman JM. Early initiation of basic resuscitation interventions including face mask ventilation may reduce birth asphyxia related mortality in low-income countries. Resuscitation 2012;83:869-73.   

Commentaries 

  • Ersdal H. Large-scale implementation of Helping Babies Breathe – what is required? Invited commentary, Paediatrics and International Child Health 2017. DOI:10.1080/20469047.2017.1356626 
  • Perlman J, Velaphi S, Ersdal H, Gadhia M. Antenatal corticosteroids for preterm births in resource limited settings. Lancet 2015;385:1944 

 

Abstracts 

Submitted  

  • Holte K, Ersdal H, Thallinger M, Linde J, Eilevstjønn J, Klingenberg C, Bayo S, Kidanto H, Størdal K. Is severity of asphyxia or quality of ventilations the main predictor of expired CO2? PAS 2018, submitted 
  • Eilevstjønn J, Ersdal H, Kusulla S, Kidanto H, Perlman J. Distribution of initial heart rate and responses to resuscitation related to outcome among 1053 apneic neonates at birth. PAS 2018, submitted 
  • Ersdal H, Eilevstjønn J, Gomo Ø, Jatosh S, Kidanto H, Perlman J. Description of positive pressure ventilation and lung compliance in 1053 apneic neonates at birth. PAS 2018, submitted 
  • Gomo Ø, Eilevstjønn J, Holte K, Yeconia A, Kidanto H, Ersdal H. Delivery of positive end expiratory pressure using self-inflating resuscitators during newborn resuscitation is possible despite mask leakage. PAS 2018, submitted 
  • Sara Rivenes Lafontan, Johanne Sundby, Hege L. Ersdal, Columba Mbekenga, Hussein Kidanto. Adaptation of a new strap-on electronic fetal heart rate monitor among birth attendants in Tanzania. Cooperation in Development of Health Services and Learning Environment First International Conference 2018, Tanga. Submitted.  
  • Sara Rivenes Lafontan, Johanne Sundby, Hege L. Ersdal, Muzdalifat Abeid, Hussein L. Kidanto, Columba K. Mbekenga. “I was relieved to know that my baby was safe”: Women´s attitudes and perceptions on using a new electronic fetal heart rate monitor during labor in Tanzania. Health system strengthening: Health for all revisited 2018, Oslo. Submitted 
  • Mdoe P, Gomo Ø, Haug I, Myklebust H, Lyanga S, Ersdal H. Frequent simulation bag mask ventilation (BMV) training with immediate feedback improves skills and confidence among midwives in a rural low resource setting (LRS), Tanzania. SESAM Barcelona 2018, submitted  

Accepted and presented abstracts: 

  • Kamala B, Ersdal H, Abeid M, Ngarina M, Kidanto H. Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring (FHRM) Practices and newborn outcomes before and after introduction of strap-on automatic Doppler (Moyo) in a Resource Limited Setting. Oral presentation NSF Pediatric Days 2017, Dakar. 
  • Thallinger M, Ersdal H, Eilevstjønn J, Gunnes N, Francis F, Yeconia A, Mduma E, Kidanto H, Størdal K. A randomised clinical trial comparing two self-inflating bag-masks during newborn resuscitation in Tanzania. Presented PAS 2017. 
  • Kamala B, Ersdal H, Abeid M, Ngarina M, Kidanto H. Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring (FHRM) Practices and newborn outcomes before and after introduction of strap-on automatic Doppler (Moyo) in a Resource Limited Setting. Presented PAS 2017. 
  • Moshiro R, Perlman J, Mdoe P, Kidanto H, Ersdal H. Quality of Bag Mask Ventilation (BMV) of Admitted Babies in Relation to Neonatal Outcome within Initial 7 days in a Rural Tanzanian Hospital. Presented PAS 2017. 
  • Linde JE, Perlman J, Øymar K, Schulz J, Kusulla S, Kidanto H, Ersdal H. The Impact of Gasping versus Apnea on Initial Heart Rate and Response to Positive Pressure Ventilation in the Delivery Room. Presented PAS 2017. 
  • Linde JE, Perlman J, Øymar K, Schulz J, Kusulla S, Kidanto H, Ersdal H. Predictors of 24 hours Outcome in Newborns needing Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) at Birth in a Low Resource Setting (LRS). Presented PAS 2017. 
  • Chang C, Ersdal H, Holte K, Eilevstjønn J, Haug I, Purington C, Mduma E, Jatosh S, Yeconia A, Kidanto H, Perlman J. Initial Heart Rate and Response Rather than Quality of Resuscitation is the Critical Determinant of Outcome in Term Depressed Newborns in a Low Resource Setting. Presented PAS 2017. 
  • Chang C, Perlman J, Eilevstjønn J, Jatosh S, Mduma E, Kidanto H, Ersdal H. APGAR Scores by Midwives Do Not Reflect Physiologic State of Depressed Newborns or Response to Resuscitation in a Low Resource Setting. Presented PAS 2017. 
  • Purington C, Haug I, Blacy L, Eilevstjønn J, Chang C, Ersdal H. The use of suctioning during actual neonatal resuscitations (NR) and effects on heart rate (HR) and outcome at 3 days. Presented PAS 2017. 
  • Mdoe P, Ersdal H, Mduma E, Moshiro R, Perlman J, Kidanto H. Meconium Stained Amniotic Fluid (MSAF) in the Resource Limited Setting (RLS) is a Significant Cause of Neonatal Mortality and Morbidity. Presented PAS 2017 
  • Mdoe P, Gomo Ø, Haug I, Myklebust H, Lyanga S, Ersdal H. Frequent bag mask ventilation (BMV) training with immediate feedback improves skills and confidence among midwives in a rural low resource setting (LRS), Tanzania. Presented PAS 2017. 
  • Haug I, Chang C, Holte K, Purington C, Eilevstjønn J, Yeconia A, Kidanto H, Ersdal H. Video analysis of workflow during neonatal resuscitations (NR) after Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) training. Presented PAS 2017. 
  • Holte K, Ersdal H, Chang C, Haug I, Purington C, Eilevstjønn J, Mduma E, Kidanto H, Størdal K. Heart rate changes during stimulation, suctioning and ventilation: Evaluation of Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) newborn resuscitation in Tanzania. Presented PAS 2017. 
  • Kamala B, Kidanto HL, Abeid MS, Ngarina MM, Ersdal HL. Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring (FHRM) Practices in a Resource Limited Setting: Experiences from Temeke Regional Referral Hospital, Dar es salaam, Tanzania. Presented Poster RCOG 2017. 
  • Thallinger M, Ersdal HL, Eilevstjønn J, Gunnes N, Størdal K. Bag-mask ventilation of the newborn: a randomized clinical trial. Presented poster Globvac 2017. 
  • Moshiro RD, Perlman JM, Mdoe PF, Kidanto HL, Ersdal HL. The Application of Newborn Ventilation and Specifically the Effectiveness and Quality of Bag Mask Ventilation in Relation to Neonatal Outcome <7 days. Presented GLOBVAC 2017. 
  • Kamala BA, Kidanto HL, Abeid MS, Ngarina MM, Ersdal HL. Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Practices in a Resource Limited Setting: Experiences from Temeke Regional Referral Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Submitted GLOBVAC 2017. 
  • Purington C, Haug I, Blacy L, Eilevstjønn J, Chang C, Perlman J, Ersdal H. Use Of Suctioning During Actual Neonatal Resuscitations And Effects On Heart Rate, After Simulation-Based “Helping Babies Breathe” Training. Presented IMSH 2017 
  • Moshiro R, Ersdal H, Mduma E, Mdoe P, Kidanto H, Mbekenga C. Factors affecting effective ventilation during newborn resuscitation after HBB training, in rural Tanzania. SESAM 2016, Presented poster  
  • Mdoe P, Ersdal H, Mduma E, Moshiro R, Kidanto H, Mbekenga C. Health professional’s view towards intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoring using Pinard fetoscope and Doppler in rural setting, Tanzania. SESAM 2016, Presented poster 
  • Purington C, Haug I, Blacy L, Eilevstjønn J, Chang C, Ersdal H. Use of suctioning during actual neonatal resuscitations and effects on heart rate, after simulation-based “Helping Babies Breathe” training. SESAM 2016, oral presentation 
  • Haug I, Purington C, Eilevstjønn J, Brunner S, Blacy L, Ersdal H. Video analysis of workflow during real neonatal resuscitations after simulation-based “Helping babies Breathe” training. SESAM 2016, oral presentation 
  • Moshiro R, Kidanto H, Perlman J, Ersdal H. Neonatal outcome of resuscitated babies in a rural hospital, Tanzania. Poster presentation UDOM 1st International Global health Conference, Tanzania, 2016 
  • Mdoe P, Mduma E, Ersdal H, Moshiro R, Perlman J, Kidanto H. Randomized controlled study comparing handheld Doppler and Pinard Fetoscope for fetal heart rate monitoring in Tanzania. Poster presentation UDOM 1st International Global health Conference, Tanzania, 2016 
  • Ersdal HL, Eilevstjønn J, Linde J, Jatosh S, Mduma E, Kidanto H, Perlman J. Are Fresh Stillbirths and Early Neonatal Deaths End Results of a similar process? Presented PAS 2016. 
  • Ersdal HL, Mdoe P, Yecoina A, Mduma E, Perlman J, Kidanto H. Relationship between fresh stillbirths, early neonatal deaths and intermittent fetal heart rate assessment. Presented PAS 2016. 
  • Moshiro R, Mdoe P, Kidanto H, Perlman J, Ersdal H. Causes of early neonatal deaths in a rural hospital in Tanzania. Poster presentation PAS 2016. 
  • Linde J, Schulz J, Blacy L, Perlman J, Ersdal HL. Ventilation volumes and changes in newborn heart rate during resuscitation. Oral presentation PAS 2016. 
  • Linde J, Eilevstjønn J, Kusulla S, Perlman J, Kidanto H, Ersdal HL. Initial heart rate measurement and outcome at 24 hours in ventilated newborns. Presented PAS 2016. 
  • Moshiro R, Kidanto H, Mlay P, Ringia P, Azayo M, Ersdal HL, Perlman J. A Bundle of Care Strategy including Antenatal Steroids Administration to Mothers at 28 to 34 Weeks Gestation, Avoidance of Hypothermia and Early Neonatal Antibiotics is Associated with a Significant Reduction in Neonatal Mortality: Preliminary Observations. Oral presentation PAS 2016. 
  • Linde J, Schulz J, Blacy L, Perlman J, Ersdal HL. Ventilation volumes and changes in newborn heart rate during resuscitation. Oral presentation, Perinataldagene November 2015, Bergen, Norway 
  • Ersdal HL, Linde J, Auestad B, Mduma E, Lyanga S, Svensen E, Perlman J. Timing of Cord Clamping in relation to start of breathing or ventilation among depressed neonates. Oral presentation, Perinataldagene November 2015, Bergen, Norway. 1st Price award in Neonatology 
  • Ersdal HL, Linde J, Mduma E, Auestad B, Perlman J. Neonatal outcome following Cord Clamping After Onset of Spontaneous Respirations. Oral presentation, Perinataldagene November 2015, Bergen, Norway 
  • Mdoe P, Mduma E, Ersdal H, Moshiro R, Perlman J, Kidanto H. Randomized controlled study comparing handheld Doppler and Pinard Fetoscope for fetal heart rate monitoring in Tanzania. Oral presentation, FIGO Vancouver October FIGO 2015. 
  • Linde JE, Perlman J, Øymar K, Francis F, Ersdal HL. The heart rate in fresh stillbirths and early neonatal deaths requiring delivery room resuscitation. Oral Presentation FIGO, Vancouver October 2015. 
  • Mdoe P, Mduma E, Ersdal H, Moshiro R, Perlman J, Kidanto H. Randomized controlled study comparing handheld Doppler and Pinard Fetoscope for fetal heart rate monitoring in Tanzania. Presented PAS 2015. 
  • Mduma E, Ersdal HL, Kvaløy J, Søreide E, Mdoe P, Perlman J, Kidanto H, Svensen E. CUSUM statistical process control method can be used to continuously monitor the impact of health interventions and management on neonatal mortality rate. Presented PAS 2015  
  • Thallinger M, Ersdal H, Purington C, Gomo Ø, Eilevstjønn J, Morley C, Størdal K. Novel resuscitation bag and mask provide PEEP in a newborn manikin. Presented PAS 2015. 
  • Thallinger M, Ersdal H, Purington C, Gomo Ø, Eilevstjønn J, Morley C, Størdal K. Novel resuscitation bag and mask provide PEEP in a newborn manikin. Presented Globvac 2015. 
  • Thallinger M, Ersdal H, Størdal K. Novel newborn resuscitator gives significantly less mask leakage on a manikin model. Presented PAS 2015. 
  • Thallinger M, Ersdal H, Størdal K. Novel newborn resuscitator gives significantly less mask leakage on a manikin model. Presented Globvac 2015. 
  • Linde JE, Eilevstjønn J, Francis F, Perlman J, Ersdal HL. Neonatal heart rate in the first minutes of life measured with novel dry electrodes heart rate measurement technology. Presented PAS 2015. 
  • Linde JE, Eilevstjønn J, Francis F, Perlman J, Ersdal HL. Neonatal heart rate in the first minutes of life measured with novel dry electrodes heart rate measurement technology. Presented Globvac 2015. 
  • Mdoe P, Masawe S, Kidanto H, Mduma E, Ersdal H. Quality of Partogram recordings and perinatal outcomes at Muhimbili National Hospital Tanzania. Presented Globvac 2015. 
  • Linde JE, Eilevstjønn J, Francis F, Perlman J, Ersdal HL. Neonatal heart rate in the first minutes of life measured with novel dry electrodes heart rate measurement technology. Presentation Perinataldagene 2014, Norway  
  • Thallinger M, Ersdal H, Steen PA, Størdal K. New neonatal resusitator gives more lung volume on a mannequin model. Presented EAPS (European academy of pediatric societies) 2014 
  • Mduma E, Ersdal H, Kvaløy J, Søreide E, Mdoe P, Perlman J, Kidanto H, Svensen E. CUSUM statistical process control method can be used to continuously monitor the impact of health interventions and management on neonatal mortality rate. Presented Globvac 2015. 
  • Linde JE, Eilevstjønn J, Francis F, Perlman J, Ersdal HL. Neonatal heart rate in the first minutes of life measured with novel dry electrodes heart rate measurement technology. Presented Globvac 2015.  
  • Nelissen E, Ersdal H, Mduma E, Evjen-Olsen B, Broerse J, van Roosmalen J, Stekelenburg J. WHO near miss criteria: measuring maternal morbidity. Oral presentation at the Gynae congress, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, May 2014 
  • Nelissen E, Ersdal H, Mduma E, Evjen-Olsen B, Broerse J, van Roosmalen J, Stekelenburg J. Retention of knowledge, skills, and confidence after simulation-based training in obstetric care. Oral presentation, SESAM Conference in Poznan, June 2014 
  • Ersdal HL, Linde J, Mduma ER, Auestad BH, Perlman J. Cord Clamping Beyond 10 seconds After Onset of Spontaneous Respirations Improves 24 hour Neonatal Outcome in a Low-Resourced Setting. Oral plenary presentation PAS 2014, Canada 
  • Vossius C, Lotto E, Lyanga S, Mduma E, Msemo G, Perlman J, Ersdal HL. Cost-effectiveness of the “Helping Babies Breathe” Program in a Rural Hospital in Tanzania. Presented PAS 2014, Canada May 2014  
  • Ersdal HL, Mduma E, Svensen E, Perlman J. Neonatal Resuscitation in a Low-resourced Setting; When Should Bag Mask Ventilation be Discontinued in a Non Breathing Infant? Presented PAS 2014, Canada 
  • Kidanto H, Msemo G, Massawe A, Ringia P, Ersdal H, Perlman JM. Intermittent Monitoring of Fetal Heart Rate with an Acoustic Fetoscope Identifies Infants at High Risk for Early Neonatal Mortality when Abnormal and Fresh StillBirths when Absent. Oral presentation PAS 2014, Canada 
  • Linde JE, Eilevstjønn J, Francis F, Perlman J, Ersdal HL. Neonatal heart rate in the first minutes of life measured with novel dry electrodes heart rate measurement technology. Presented PAS 2014, Canada  
  • Ersdal HL, Linde J, Mduma ER, Auestad BH, Perlman J. Delayed Cord Clamping after Onset of Bag Mask Ventilation does not Improve 24 Hour Neonatal Outcome in a Low-resourced Setting. Presented PAS 2014, Canada 
  • Ersdal HL; Vossius C; Bayo E; Mduma E; Perlman J; Lippert A; Søreide E. A one-day simulation course improved simulated performance seven months later, but not clinical management. Presented IMSH 2014, US. 
  • Mduma E, Ersdal HL, Svensen E, Perlman J. Low-dose high-frequency simulation training reduces early neonatal mortality.  

Oral presentation IMSH 2014, US. Overall 1st price award. 

  • Ersdal HL. Safer births – not just breakthroughs, the key is follow-through; the crucial role of alliances and implementation research in developing and implementing innovative products for improved newborn care and survival. Chair Symposium at Globvac Congress October 2013, Bergen, Norway  
  • Ersdal HL, Vossius C, Bayo E, Mduma E, Perlman JM, Lippert A, Søreide E. A one-day “Helping Babies Breathe” Course Improves Simulated Performance but not Clinical Management of Neonates. Presented Globvac October 2013, Bergen, Norway 
  • E Mduma, HL Ersdal, E Svensen, JM Perlman. Low-Dose High Frequency (LDHF) Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) training reduces Early Neonatal Mortality (ENM) within 24 hours in a rural African Hospital. Presented Globvac October 2013, Bergen, Norway  
  • HL Ersdal, E Mduma, Linde JE, JM Perlman. Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) Training is Associated with Decreased 24-hours neonatal mortality, and unchanged neonatal mortality beyond 24-hours. Presented Globvac October 2013, Bergen, Norway  
  • Egenberg S, Ersdal HL. Workshop on birth asphyxia and bleeding after birth – a taste of simulation training. Work-shop Nordic Midwifery Congress June 2013 Oslo 
  • Ersdal HL, Vossius C, Bayo E, Mduma E, Perlman JM, Lippert A, Søreide E. A one-day “Helping Babies Breathe” Course Improves Simulated Performance but not Clinical Management of Neonates. Oral presentation Nordic Midwifery Congress June 2013 Oslo 
  • Ersdal HL, Mduma E, Svensen E, Perlman JM. Low-cost Simulation-Based Training reduces Early Neonatal Mortality. Oral presentation Nordic Midwifery Congress June 2013 Oslo 
  • Ersdal HL, Vossius C, Bayo E, Mduma E, Perlman JM, Lippert A, Søreide E. A one-day “Helping Babies Breathe” Course Improves Simulated Performance but not Clinical Management of Neonates. Presentation, PAS 2013, US. 
  • E Mduma, HL Ersdal, E Svensen, JM Perlman. Low-Dose High Frequency (LDHF) Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) training reduces Early Neonatal Mortality (ENM) within 24 hours in a rural African Hospital. Oral presentation PAS 2013, US. 
  • HL Ersdal, E Mduma, JM Perlman. Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) Training is Associated with Decreased Early Neonatal Mortality (ENM); This Positive Benefit is Reduced Due to Late Deaths (LD). Oral presentation PAS 2013, US. 
  • HL Ersdal, JM Perlman. A Five Minute Apgar Score (AS) coupled with Administration of Face Mask Ventilation (FMV) is a Surrogate for Birth Asphyxia (BA) and is Related to Early Neonatal Mortality (ENM). Presented PAS 2013, US. 
  • Ersdal HL, Svensen E, Mduma E, Tjelmeland I, Perlman J. The Helping Babies Breathe Simulation-Based Training program Reduces Early Neonatal Mortality. Oral presentation SESAM 2012, Norway 
  • Nelissen E, Ersdal HL, Mduma E, Olsen BE, Svensen E, Roosmalen J, Stekelenburg J. Helping Mothers Survive Bleeding after Birth: Low-cost Simulation-based Training. Oral presentation SESAM 2012, Norway 
  • Nelissen E, Ersdal HL, Mduma E, Olsen BE, Svensen E, Roosmalen J, Stekelenburg J. Helping Mothers Survive Bleeding after Birth: Simulation-based Training in a Rural Referral Hospital in Tanzania. Oral presentation FIGO, Rome, Italy  
  • Nelissen E, Ersdal HL, Mduma E, Olsen BE, Roosmalen J, Stekelenburg J. Maternal Near Miss and Mortality in a Rural Referral hospital in Northern Tanzania Using the WHO Near Miss Criteria. Oral Presentation FIGO, Rome, Italy 
  • Ersdal HL, Mduma E, Svensen E, Sundby J, Perlman JM. Obstetrical Factors that increase the risk for Fetal Heart Rate Abnormalities, Bag Mask Ventilation, 5 min Apgar Score <7, Deaths and Fresh Stillbirths in a Low-resourced Hospital. Presented GLOBVAC/NMA 2011, September 12th, Oslo, Norway 
  • Erdal HL, Mduma E, Svensen E, Perlman JM. Birth Asphyxia and Prematurity are the Major Causes of Early Neonatal Mortality in a Developing Country. Presented GLOBVAC/NMA 2011, September 12th, Oslo, Norway 
  • Ersdal HL, Mduma E, Svensen E, Perlman JM. Delay in initiation of face mask ventilation is associated with early neonatal morbidity and mortality. Oral presentation SSAI 2011, June 15.-17, Bergen, Norway 
  • Ersdal HL, Mduma E, Svensen E, Perlman JM. Birth Asphyxia and Prematurity are the Major Causes of Early Neonatal Mortality in a Developing Country. Presented PAS 2011, May 1.-4, Denever, US 
  • Msemo G, Kidanto H, Ersdal HL, Ringia P, Perlman JM. The Helping Babies Breath Program Targeting Early Basic Resuscitation in Non Breathing Babies at Birth is Associated with a Significant Reduction in Neonatal Mortality. Oral presentation PAS 2011, May 1.-4, Denever, US 
  • Ersdal HL, Mduma E, Svensen E, Sundby J, Perlman JM. Obstetrical Factors that increase the risk for Fetal Heart Rate Abnormalities, Bag Mask Ventilation, 5 min Apgar Score <7, Deaths and Fresh Stillbirths in a Low-resourced Hospital. Presented PAS 2011, May 1.-4, Denever, US 
  • Ersdal HL, Mduma E, Svensen E, Sundby J, Perlman JM. Labour Complications, Abnormal Fetal Heart Rate, and Need for Basic Resuscitation predict stillbirth and neonatal death in a Low-resourced Hospital. Presented IPA 2010, August 4.-9, Johannesburg, South Africa 
  • Ersdal HL, Mduma E, Svensen E, Perlman JM. Early Initiation of Basic Resuscitation Interventions Including Bag Mask Ventilation May Reduce Birth Asphyxia Related Mortality in Developing Countries. Oral presentation IPA 2010, August 4.-9, Johannesburg, South Africa 
  • Ersdal HL, Mduma E, Svensen E, Perlman JM. Early Initiation of Basic Resuscitation Interventions Including Bag Mask Ventilation May Reduce Birth Asphyxia Related Mortality in Developing Countries. Presented PAS 2010, May 1.-4, Vancouver, US