- Clinical Surgical Trials Epidemiological Research

Clister logotyp

Clister is a research group focusing on near patient surgical research. Our front line targets are advanced abdominal wall surgery and ostomy issues connected to malignant and benign disease. We study new screening methods, new surgical methods and new evaluation methods.

Within the field of proctology we handle the areas of abscesses, fistulas and incontinence. The methodologies we use are randomized studies, targeted clinical investigations, epidemiology, survey studies and collecting and analyzing biological material.

The research group leader, Ulf Gunnarsson, is a professor at the Department of Surgery at Umeå University, which is the starting point for a large amount of our research. Many of the studies within the group are national multicenter studies. We also have several Nordic cooperations.

Recent publications

Risk for developing perianal abscess in type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the impact of poor glycemic control.

Adamo K, Gunnarsson U, Eeg-Olofsson K, Strigård K, Brännström F.Int J Colorectal Dis. 2020 Dec. Online ahead of print. 

Autologous full-thickness skin graft as reinforcement in parastomal hernia repair: a feasibility study.

Holmdahl V, Gunnarsson U, Strigård K.

Tech Coloproctol. 2020 Nov. Online ahead of print.

Diagnosing colorectal cancer in primary care: cohort study in Sweden of qualitative faecal immunochemical tests, haemoglobin levels, and platelet counts.
Högberg C, Gunnarsson U, Jansson S, Thulesius H, Cronberg O, Lilja M.
Br J Gen Pract. 2020 Nov 2. Print 2020 Dec.

Qualitative faecal immunochemical tests (FITs) for diagnosing colorectal cancer in patients with histories of rectal bleeding in primary care: a cohort study.
Högberg C, Gunnarsson U, Cronberg O, Thulesius H, Lilja M, Jansson S.
Int J Colorectal Dis. 2020 Nov.

Management of Diastasis of the Rectus Abdominis Muscles: Recommendations for Swedish National Guidelines.

Carlstedt A, Bringman S, Egberth M, Emanuelsson P, Olsson A, Petersson U, Pålstedt J, Sandblom G, Sjödahl R, Stark B, Strigård K, Tall J, Theodorsson E.

Scand J Surg. 2020 Sep.