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Kerstin Nilsson

Title: Senior Professor School/office: School of Medical Sciences

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Kerstin Nilsson

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About Kerstin Nilsson

Kerstin Nilsson is Professor of Surgery with a specialisation in obstetrics and gynaecology. Her research has been focused on clinical studies within the broad fields of gynaecological endocrinology and urogenital disorders.

Present research themes involve studies on pelvic floor function and mechanisms and risk factors for pelvic floor lacerations during pregnancy and delivery, including long-term consequences of pelvic floor dysfunction. Another important research area concerns metabolic and weight-related aspects on pregnancy and short and long-term consequences for the mother and child, including studies on inflammation and metabolism in the placenta in relation to maternal obesity and children born large for gestational age. The third research area regards studies on metabolic stress and inflammation in relation to hormonal status during gynaecological surgery with regard to different surgical methods. The different studies are conducted in collaboration with specialists in gynaecology and obstetrics, surgery, paediatrics, midwifery, biomedicine and epidemiology, and statistics.

Kerstin Nilsson has also had a long-standing commitment in building the new medical school at Örebro University. She is now dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health and is also responsible for the research school Successful Ageing.

She is at present president of the Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services (SBU), member of the Committee for Clinical Studies within the Swedish Research Council, and member of the Scientific Board within the Swedish Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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Publications

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Articles in journals

Jansson, M. , Nilsson, K. & Franzén, K. (2019). Development and validation of a protocol for documentation of obstetric perineal lacerations. International Urogynecology Journal, 30 (12), 2069-2076.
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.
Jansson, M. , Cao, Y. , Nilsson, K. , Larsson, P. & Hagberg, L. (2018). Cost-effectiveness of antibiotic prophylaxis in elective cesarean section. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation, 16.
Rönnberg, A. , Hanson, U. & Nilsson, K. (2017). Effects of an antenatal lifestyle intervention on offspring obesity: a 5-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 96 (9), 1093-1099.
Rönnberg, A. , Hanson, U. , Östlund, I. & Nilsson, K. (2016). Effects on postpartum weight retention after antenatal lifestyle intervention: a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 95 (9), 999-1007.
Wijk, L. , Franzén, K. , Ljungqvist, O. & Nilsson, K. (2016). Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Protocol in Abdominal Hysterectomies for Malignant versus Benign Disease. Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation, 81 (5), 461-467.
Wätterbjörk, I. , Blomberg, K. , Nilsson, K. & Sahlberg-Blom, E. (2015). Decision-making process of prenatal screening described by pregnant women and their partners. Health Expectations, 18 (5), 1582-1592.
Rönnberg, A. , Östlund, I. , Fadl, H. , Gottvall, T. & Nilsson, K. (2015). Intervention during pregnancy to reduce excessive gestational weight gain: a randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 122 (4), 537-544.
Allbrand, M. , Björkqvist, M. , Nilsson, K. , Östlund, I. & Åman, J. (2015). Placental gene expression of inflammatory markers and growth factors: a case control study of obese and normal weight women. Journal of Perinatal Medicine, 43 (2), 159-164.
Wätterbjörk, I. , Sahlberg-Blom, E. , Nilsson, K. & Blomberg, K. (2015). Reasons for declining extended information visit on prenatal screening among pregnant women and their partners. Prenatal Diagnosis, 35 (12), 1232-1237.
Kallak, T. K. , Baumgart, J. , Nilsson, K. , Åkerud, H. , Poromaa, I. S. & Stavreus-Evers, A. (2015). Vaginal Gene Expression During Treatment With Aromatase Inhibitors. Clinical Breast Cancer, 15 (6), 527-535.e2.
Baumgart, J. , Nilsson, K. , Evers, A. S. , Kallak, T. K. , Kushnir, M. M. , Bergquist, J. & Poromaa, I. S. (2014). Androgen levels during adjuvant endocrine therapy in postmenopausal breast cancer patients. Climacteric, 17 (1), 48-54.
Kallak, T. K. , Baumgart, J. , Göransson, E. , Nilsson, K. , Poromaa, I. S. & Stavreus-Evers, A. (2014). Aromatase inhibitors affect vaginal proliferation and steroid hormone receptors. Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause, 21 (4), 383-390.
Wijk, L. , Franzén, K. , Ljungqvist, O. & Nilsson, K. (2014). Implementing a structured Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol reduces length of stay after abdominal hysterectomy. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 93 (8), 749-756.
Baumgart, J. , Nilsson, K. , Evers, A. S. , Kallak, T. K. & Poromaa, I. S. (2013). Sexual dysfunction in women on adjuvant endocrine therapy after breast cancer. Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause, 20 (2), 162-168.
Kallak, T. K. , Baumgart, J. , Nilsson, K. , Poromaa, I. S. & Evers, A. S. (2013). Treatment with aromatase inhibitor acts indirectly through the estrogen receptor pathway causing decreased junction plakoglobin mRNA expression and vaginal atrophy. Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause, 20 (12), 1328-1328.
Franzén, K. , Johansson, J. , Karlsson, J. & Nilsson, K. (2013). Validation of the Swedish version of the incontinence impact questionnaire and the urogenital distress inventory. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 92 (5), 555-561.
Kunovac Kallak, T. , Baumgart, J. , Stavreus Evers, A. , Sundström Poromaa, I. , Moby, L. , Kask, K. , Norjavaara, E. , Kushnir, M. M. & et al. (2012). Higher than expected estradiol levels in aromatase inhibitor-treated, postmenopausal breast cancer patients. Climacteric, 15 (5), 473-480.
Wätterbjörk, I. , Blomberg, K. , Nilsson, K. & Sahlberg-Blom, E. (2012). Pregnant women's and their partners' perception of an information model on prenatal screening. Prenatal Diagnosis, 32 (5), 461-466.
Baumgart, J. , Nilsson, K. , Stavreus-Evers, A. , Kask, K. , Villman, K. , Lindman, H. , Kallak, T. & Sundström-Poromaa, I. (2011). Urogenital disorders in women with adjuvant endocrine therapy after early breast cancer. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 204 (1), 26.e1.
Franzén, K. , Johansson, J. , Lauridsen, I. , Canelid, J. , Heiwall, B. & Nilsson, K. (2010). Electrical stimulation compared with tolterodine for treatment of urge/urge incontinence amongst women: a randomized controlled trial. International Urogynecology Journal, 21 (12), 1517-1524.
Holmdahl, C. , Schöllin, I. , Alton, M. & Nilsson, K. (2009). CPAP treatment in obstructive sleep apnoea: a randomised, controlled trial of follow-up with a focus on patient satisfaction. Sleep Medicine, 10 (8), 869-874.
Nilsson, K. , Hertting, A. & Petterson, I. (2009). "It depends on us": Employee perspective of healthy working conditions during continual reorganisations in a radiology department. Work: A journal of Prevention, Assessment and rehabilitation, 33 (2), 191-200.
Andersson, G. , Johansson, J. , Nilsson, K. & Sahlberg-Blom, E. (2009). Perceptions of urinary incontinence among syrian Christian women living in Sweden. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 20 (3), 296-303.
Sandmark, H. , Hägglund, K. , Nilsson, K. & Hertting, A. (2009). Understanding work ability: Experiences of female assistant nurses in elderly care. Work: A journal of Prevention, Assessment and rehabilitation, 34 (3), 373-383.
Franzén, K. , Johansson, J. , Andersson, G. , Pettersson, N. & Nilsson, K. (2009). Urinary incontinence in women is not exclusively a medical problem: a population-based study on urinary incontinence and general living conditions. Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology, 43 (3), 226-232.
Andersson, G. , Johansson, J. , Nilsson, K. & Sahlberg-Blom, E. (2008). Accepting and adjusting: Older women's experiences of living with urinary incontinence. Urologic Nursing, 28 (2), 115-121.
Mol, F. , Strandell, A. , Jurkovic, D. , Yalcinkaya, T. , Verhoeve, H. R. , Koks, C. A. M. , van der Linden, P. J. Q. , Graziosi, G. C. M. & et al. (2008). The ESEP study: salpingostomy versus salpingectomy for tubal ectopic pregnancy; the impact on future fertility : a randomised controlled trial. BMC Women's Health, 8, 11.
Franzén, K. , Johansson, J. , Andersson, G. & Nilsson, K. (2008). Urinary incontinence: evaluation of an information campaign directed towards the general public. Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology, 42 (6), 534-538.
Liljegren, G. , Chabok, A. , Wickbom, M. , Smedh, K. & Nilsson, K. (2007). Acute colonic diverticulitis: a systematic review of diagnostic accuracy. Colorectal Disease, 9 (6), 480-488.
Fadl, H. , Östlund, I. , Nilsson, K. & Hanson, U. (2007). Fasting capillary glucose as a screening test for gestational diabetes mellitus. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 114 (3), 373-373.
Fadl, H. , Östlund, I. , Nilsson, K. & Hanson, U. (2007). Fasting capillary glucose as a screening test for gestational diabetes mellitus - Author's reply. BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 114 (2), 238-239.
Fadl, H. , Östlund, I. , Nilsson, K. & Hanson, U. (2006). Fasting capillary glucose as a screening test for gestational diabetes mellitus. BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 113 (9), 1067-71.
Crafoord, K. , Sydsjö, A. , Nilsson, K. & Kjølhede, P. (2006). Primary surgery of genital prolapse: a shift in treatment tradition. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 85 (9), 1104-1108.
Falk, G. , Östlund, I. , Magnuson, A. , Schollin, J. & Nilsson, K. (2006). Teenage mothers: a high-risk group for new unintended pregnancies. Contraception, 74 (6), 471-475.
Andersson, G. , Johansson, J. , Sahlberg-Blom, E. , Pettersson, N. & Nilsson, K. (2005). Urinary incontinence - why refraining from treatment?: a population based study. Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology, 39 (4), 301-307.
Andersson, G. , Johansson, J. , Garpenholt, Ö. & Nilsson, K. (2004). Urinary incontinence prevalence, impact on daily living and desire for treatmentt: a population-based study. Scandinavian journal of urology and nephrology, 38 (2), 125-130.
Wätterbjörk, I. , Sahlberg-Blom, E. , Nilsson, K. & Blomberg, K. (). Views on prenatal screening among pregnant women and partners declining an extended information. .

Books

Alexopoulou, S. , Fart, F. , Jonsson, A. , Karni, L. , Kenalemang, L. M. , Krishna, S. , Lindblad, K. , Loutfi, A. & et al. Kristoffersson, E. (ed.) & Nilsson, K. (ed.) (2018). Successful ageing in an interdisciplinary context: popular science presentations. Örebro: Örebro University.

Conference papers

Jansson, M. , Nilsson, K. & Franzén, K. (2018). Development and Validation of a Protocol for Documentation of Obstetric Perineal Lacerations. Paper presented at SFOG-veckan 2018, Uppsala, 27-31 augusti, 2018..
Wätterbjörk, I. , Blomberg, K. , Sahlberg Blom, E. & Nilsson, K. (2014). Barnmorskan informerar om fosterdiagnostik: vad tycker kvinnan och partnern och hur bestämmer de sig?. Paper presented at Kvalitetsdag, Primärvården, Örebro läns landsting, Örebro, 2014.
Wätterbjörk, I. , Blomberg, K. , Sahlberg Blom, E. & Nilsson, K. (2013). Information aboutprenatal screening: midwives informs in two steps. Paper presented at International Council of Nursing Melbourne, Australia, 18-22 May, 2013.
Wätterbjörk, I. , Blomberg, K. , Nilsson, K. & Sahlberg Blom, E. (2012). Gravida kvinnors och deras partners beslut om KUB-test. Paper presented at Vårdforskningens dag, Örebro Universitet/Örebro läns landsting, Örebro, 14 November, 2012.
Wätterbjörk, I. , Blomberg, K. , Nilsson, K. & Sahlberg Blom, E. (2012). To decide about prenatal screening. Paper presented at 13th International Nursing Ethics Conference, Imizir, Turkey, 4-6th October, 2012.
Hultgren Hörnquist, E. , Nilsson, K. , Andersson, T. , Tidefelt, U. & Lidskog, M. (2011). Building a PBL-based integrated curriculum for a new medical school in Sweden. Paper presented at Celebrating the Past and Embracing the Future: Evolution and Innovation in Problem-based Larning, Conference, Grange-Over-Sands, UK, March 30-31, 2011.
Wätterbjörk, I. , Blomberg, K. , Nilsson, K. & Sahlberg Blom, E. (2010). Tvåstegssamtal inför beslut om fosterdiagnostik. Paper presented at Svenska Barnmorskeförbundet.
Wätterbjörk, I. , Blomberg, K. , Nilsson, K. & Sahlberg Blom, E. (2010). Tvåstegssamtal inför beslut om fosterdiagnostik. Paper presented at Vårdforskningens dag, Örebro Universitet/Örebro länslandsting.
Wätterbjörk, I. , Blomberg, K. , Nilsson, K. & Sahlberg Blom, E. (2010). Tvåstegssamtal inför beslut om fosterdiagnostik: en kvalitativ studie. Paper presented at Svensk förening för obstetrik & gynekologi.
Wätterbjörk, I. , Blomberg, K. , Nilsson, K. & Sahlberg Blom, E. (2010). Tvåstegssamtal inför beslut om fosterdiagnostik: resultat från en kvalitativ studie. Paper presented at Mödrahälsovårdsdag, Örebro läns landsting.

Manuscripts