Clister logotyp


- Clinical Surgical Trials Epidemiological Research

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- 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

Quality of life after end colostomy without mesh and with prophylactic synthetic mesh in sublay position: one-year results of the STOMAMESH trial.

Näverlo S, Gunnarsson U, Strigård K, Näsvall P.

Int J Colorectal Dis. 2019 Aug. [Epub ahead of print]

Long distance to hospital is not a risk factor for non-reversal of a defunctioning stoma.

Näverlo S, Strigård K, Gunnarsson U.

Int J Colorectal Dis. 2019 Jun.

Deficient mismatch repair as a prognostic marker in stage II colon cancer patients. 

Gkekas I, Novotny J, Fabian P, Nemecek R, Palmqvist R, Strigård K, Pecen L, Svoboda T, Gurlich R, Gunnarsson U.

Eur J Surg Oncol. 2019 May 28. [Epub ahead of print]


One-year outcome after repair of giant incisional hernia using synthetic mesh or full-thickness skin graft: a randomised controlled trial.

Holmdahl V, Stark B, Clay L, Gunnarsson U, Strigård K.

Hernia. 2019 Apr.

Use of Prophylactic Mesh When Creating a Colostomy Does Not Prevent Parastomal Hernia: A Randomized Controlled Trial-STOMAMESH.

Odensten C, Strigård K, Rutegård J, Dahlberg M, Ståhle U, Gunnarsson U, Näsvall P.

Ann Surg. 2019 Mar.

Patient Reported Injuries After Ventral Hernia Repair.

Lindmark M, Strigård K, Nordin P, Gunnarsson U.

Scand J Surg. 2019 Mar.

The Short-Form Inguinal Pain Questionnaire (sf-IPQ): An Instrument for Rating Groin Pain After Inguinal Hernia Surgery in Daily Clinical Practice.

Olsson A, Sandblom G, Fränneby U, Sondén A, Gunnarsson U, Dahlstrand U.

World J Surg. 2019 Mar.

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