- 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

Major complications and mortality after ventral hernia repair: an eleven-year Swedish nationwide cohort study

Lindmark M, Löwenmark T, Strigård K, Gunnarsson U

BMC Surgery, 2022 Dec 13

PMID: 36514042 PMCID: PMC9749316 DOI: 10.1186/s12893-022-01873-9

Use of faecal immunochemical tests common in patients with suspected colorectal cancer but unrelated to travel distance to secondary care: a population-based study from Swedish primary care

Högberg C, Cronberg O, Thulesius H, Lilja M, Jansson S, Gunnarsson U

Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care,2022 Nov 15

PMID: 36380479 DOI: 10.1080/02813432.2022.2144934

The impact of a patient's social network on emergency surgery for colon cancer

Blind N, Gunnarsson U, Strigård K, Brännström F

Clinical Key, 2022 Oct 4

PMID: 36243648 DOI: 10.1016/j.ejso.2022.09.019

Attitudes to and Experiences of Physical Activity After Colon Cancer Diagnosis Amongst Physically Active Individuals - A Qualitative Study

Renman D, Strigård K, Palmqvist R, Näsvall P, Gunnarsson U, Edin-Liljegren A.

Cancer Control. 2022 Sep 6

PMID: 36066380 DOI: 10.1177/10732748221119352

Skeletal Muscle-Derived Cell Implantation for the Treatment of Fecal Incontinence: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study

Frudinger A, Gauruder-Burmester A, Graf W, Lehmann J-P, Gunnarsson U, Mihov M, Ihnát P, Kosorok P, Orhalmi J, Slauf P, Emmanuel A, Hristov V, Jungwirthova A, Lehur P-A, Müller A, Amort M, Marksteiner R, Thurner M

Clinical Key, 2022 Aug 10

PMID: 35961517 DOI: 10.1016/j.cgh.2022.07.039