The main topics within this field of research cover various aspects of ischemia/reperfusion injuries of the liver and aspects of liver regeneration. Different aspects of ischemia/reperfusion injuries, among other effects on metabolism and gene expression, have been and are still investigated in animal models. Methods to minimize ischemia/reperfusion injuries of the liver such as pre- and postconditioning have also been and are currently investigated. Furthermore, various aspects of liver regeneration is also an ongoing field of investigation. Effects of different chemotherapy regimens on liver regeneration in animal models are being investigated. Several clinical studies are in progress.
We participate in an international multicenter study investigating the results of combined radiofrequency ablation and liver resection in patients with colorectal liver metastases. A study is planned in collaboration with the Department of Oncology and the Department of Radiology at Aarhus University Hospital to investigate effects of combined intraarterial and systemic chemotherapy on primary non-resectable colorectal liver metastases, to see how many patients are candidates for surgery or radiofrequency ablation, respectively.
About the region
Hospitals located in central Jutland are part of Central Denmark Region.
The region is a public institution with three main tasks within welfare and regional development:
- Health and hospitals
- Specialised offers to socially marginalised groups and disabled
- Political driving force for growth through regional development
The Central Denmark Region has approximately 26,100 full-time employees and a budget of DKK 30 billions.
The largest part of the budget is spent on health.
The region is governed by 41 directly elected politicians.
The Central Denmark Region has 10 hospitals consolidated into five hospital units. Each unit has its own management and administration.