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Maria Hårdstedt

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Maria Hårdstedt
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About Maria Hårdstedt

Maria Hårdstedt is a researcher at the Center for Clinical Research (CKF) Dalarna and an affiliated researcher at Örebro and Uppsala universities. She is a specialist in internal medicine and a resident physician in general medicine at Vansbro Primary Care Center.


Maria Hårdstedt completed her PhD in clinical immunology at Uppsala University in 2014 with a thesis titled "Studies of Innate and Adaptive Immunity in Islet Cell Transplantation." She started her PhD at the Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota in the USA. Maria holds two degrees - a medical degree from Karolinska Institutet and a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Uppsala University.

Research Projects

Swimming-induced Pulmonary Edema (SIPE)

Maria is principal investigator for research on swimming-induced pulmonary edema (SIPE) at the Vansbrosimningen open water swimming event. Approximately 40 swimmers annually experience SIPE during the Vansbrosimningen and seek assistance at the on-site mobile medical unit. SIPE is characterized by sudden respiratory difficulties, coughing, mucus/blood from the airways, and reduced energy during swimming. SIPE is a relatively rare condition, and knowledge is lacking about risk factors, comorbidities, and the necessary treatment and follow-up for those affected. Vansbrosimningen provides a unique opportunity to study SIPE due to the simultaneous participation of a large number of swimmers.


The Breastfeeding Study – Factors Affecting Breastfeeding

This study takes a comprehensive approach to the reasons why some mothers experience breastfeeding problems and prematurely end breastfeeding. The study is a prospective, longitudinal cohort study with the aim of identifying factors that affect breastfeeding. The study is based at Dalarna University and is led by Jenny Ericson.


TIE Study (Tools Identifying Exacerbations in COPD)

The TIE study is a prospective cohort study in primary and specialist care where data has been collected for patients with COPD. The study is a collaboration between researchers in Region Dalarna, Uppsala, and Gävleborg. The main goal is to identify tools to predict low and high future risk of exacerbations, lung function decline, and mortality.


Research on Covid-19

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Maria, together with colleagues, initiated several research studies. These studies covered various areas during the early pandemic - diagnostics, infection control, and healthcare professionals' experiences of working during the critical onset of the pandemic.


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Articles in journals

Conference papers

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries