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Maria Lodefalk

Title: Affiliated Researcher School/office: School of Medical Sciences


Phone: +46 19 303000

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Maria Lodefalk

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Research environments

  • Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Centre

About Maria Lodefalk

Maria Lodefalk is a paediatrician, working as a consultant at the Paediatric Department, Örebro University Hospital, and an affiliated researcher at the Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University. She defended her thesis on food habits and gastrointestinal function in adolescents with type 1 diabetes at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, in 2009. Her present research focuses on both paediatric endocrinology and molecular biological changes in human placenta in relation to maternal, foetal and neonatal characteristics. Lodefalk is responsible for a large sample collection of placenta and cord blood samples, which has given rise to one thesis, so far.

Maria Lodefalk is involved in the Medical Programme and the Specialist Nurse Programme at Örebro University, is a member of a national working group on growth disorders in children and co-supervisor to several Ph.D. students.

More information about the placenta and cord blood sample collection at Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden



Articles in journals |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries |  Manuscripts | 

Articles in journals

Rodanaki, M. , Rask, E. & Lodefalk, M. (2021). Adding a protease inhibitor to sampling tubes increases the acylated ghrelin and decreases the desacylated ghrelin levels in girls. Hormone Research in Paediatrics, 94 (Suppl. 1), 111-112.
Hoermann, H. , El-Rifai, O. , Schebek, M. , Lodefalk, M. , Brusgaard, K. , Bachmann, N. , Bergmann, C. , Roeper, M. & et al. (2020). Comparative meta-analysis of Kabuki syndrome with and without hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia. Clinical Endocrinology, 93 (3), 346-354.
Allbrand, M. , Åman, J. , Nilsson, K. , Cao, Y. & Lodefalk, M. (2019). Expression of genes involved in inflammation and growth: does sampling site in human full-term placenta matter?. Journal of Perinatal Medicine, 47 (5), 539-546.
Rodanaki, M. , Lodefalk, M. , Forssell, K. , Arvidsson, C. , Forssberg, M. & Åman, J. (2019). The Incidence of Childhood Thyrotoxicosis Is Increasing in Both Girls and Boys in Sweden. Hormone Research in Paediatrics, 91 (3), 195-202.
Rodanaki, M. , Lodefalk, M. & Åman, J. (2018). Incidence and Treatment Outcome of Childhood Thyrotoxicosis. Hormone Research in Paediatrics, 90 (Suppl.1), 90-91.
Rodanaki, M. , Rask, E. & Lodefalk, M. (2018). Incidence of Delayed Puberty in Adolescents: A Population-Based Study in a County in Central Sweden. Hormone Research in Paediatrics, 90 (Suppl.1), 510-510.
Östling, H. , Kruse, R. , Helenius, G. & Lodefalk, M. (2017). Infants born small-for-gestational age have different placental expression of microRNAs. Hormone Research in Paediatrics, 88 (Suppl. 1), 100-101.
Lodefalk, M. , Frykholm, C. , Esbjörner, E. & Ljunggren, Ö. (2016). Hypercalcaemia in a Patient with 2p13.2-p16.1 Duplication. Hormone Research in Paediatrics, 85 (3), 213-218.
Allbrand, M. , Åman, J. & Lodefalk, M. (2015). Adipocytokines in placenta and cord blood in relation to maternal obesity, and foetal and postnatal growth of the child. Hormone Research in Paediatrics, 82 (Suppl. 1), 47-48.
Lodefalk, M. , Carlsson-Skwirut, C. , Holst, J. J. , Aman, J. & Bang, P. (2010). Effects of fat supplementation on postprandial GIP, GLP-1, ghrelin and IGFBP-1 levels: a pilot study on adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Hormone Research in Paediatrics, 73 (5), 355-62.
Lodefalk, M. & Åman, J. (2010). Gastrointestinal symptoms in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes, 11 (4), 265-70.
Lodefalk, M. & Åman, J. (2006). Food habits, energy and nutrient intake in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes mellitus. Diabetic Medicine, 23 (11), 1225-1232.
[Svensson] Lodefalk, M. , Engström, I. & Åman, J. (2003). Higher drive for thinness in adolescent males with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus compared with healthy controls. Acta Paediatrica, 92, 114-117.

Chapters in books

Samuelson, G. , Åman, J. , Lodefalk, M. , Detlofsson, I. , Cederholm, U. & Vall, H. (2008). Mat vid diabetes. In: Sture Sjöblad, Barn- och ungdomsdiabetes (pp. 93-101). Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Conference papers

Hoermann, H. , El-Rifai, O. , Schebek, M. , Lodefalk, M. , Brusgaard, K. , Bachmann, N. , Bergmann, C. , Mayatepek, E. & et al. (2019). Characteristics of children with Kabuki syndrome and hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia. Paper presented at The 58th Annual European Society For Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting, 2019, Vienna, Austria, 19-21 September, 2019.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Lodefalk, M. (2009). Adolescent type 1 diabetes: Eating and gastrointestinal function. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Stockholm: Karolinska Institutet.