Large grant for a project to stop bleeding inside the brain after a brain hemorrhage

The grant from VELUX FONDEN is given to Christian Ovesen for a three-year PhD project. The project will cover a large number of patients admitted with continuously bleeding inside the brain. The patients will receive treatment with either haemostatic medication or placebo.

Researchers at Bispebjerg Hospital has received a grant of 1.6 million DKK from VELUX FONDEN for a PhD project that will prevent continuous bleeding inside the brain of patients who are hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage.

Professor Hanne Christensen and BSc Christian Ovesen from the Department of Neurology, Bispebjerg Hospital will now be able to begin the project based on their own research. The results will show, firstly, that it is possible to identify the patients who will continue to bleed during hospitalization, and secondly, that there is a period when the bleeding is intensifies and there will be a need for medical treatment.

“We are very pleased to have received the grant. It is one of the projects that we have worked with for a long time, and - if our assumptions are correct – it could quickly be implemented into the clinic, thus making a big difference for those critically ill patients continuously bleeding inside the brain”, says Hanne Christensen.