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Sara Rundquist

Title: Doctoral Student School/office: School of Medical Sciences

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Sara Rundquist

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About Sara Rundquist

Sara Rundquist is an intern physician at Örebro University Hospital. She is also a doctoral student at the Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University. The aim of her research is to improve healthcare and ultimately quality of life for patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). She wants to increase the knowledge about treatment in IBD by exploring the effectiveness and complications of different biological treatment.

Today, up to 1% of the population in Sweden suffer from inflammatory bowel disease, which is a chronic disease that can affect people of all ages. The two main forms, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, can cause symptoms as abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Without proper treatment the disease can have a major impact on a patient’s quality of life, including need for surgery and hospitalization. Medical treatment of the disease has greatly improved the last decades, which has led to that fewer patients need to undergo surgery. These medicines are called biological treatment and they consist of several subtypes of treatment with different mechanisms of action. Although the medications can be effective, they are expensive and can be associated with side effects. Therefore, it is important to study the drugs in both terms of safety and effectiveness. Important research questions are for instance: How many of the patients respond to treatment? Are there subgroups that respond better or worse? Can we predict which patients will benefit from which treatment? This is essential knowledge to be able to choose the best treatment for the individual patient.

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Articles in journals

Eriksson, C. , Rundquist, S. , Cao, Y. , Montgomery, S. & Halfvarson, J. (2019). Impact of thiopurines on the natural history and surgical outcome of ulcerative colitis: a cohort study. Gut, 68 (4), 623-632.
Rundquist, S. , Eriksson, C. , Nilsson, L. , Angelison, L. , Jäghult, S. , Björk, J. , Grip, O. , Hjortswang, H. & et al. (2018). Clinical effectiveness of golimumab in Crohn's disease: an observational study based on the Swedish National Quality Registry for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (SWIBREG). Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 53 (10-11), 1257-1263.
Eriksson, C. , Rundquist, S. , Lykiardopoulos, V. , Karlen, P. , Grip, O. , Söderman, C. , Almer, S. , Hertervig, E. & et al. (2018). Clinical effectiveness of vedolizumab: Interim analysis of the Swedish observational study on vedolizumab assessing effectiveness and healthcare resource utilisation in patients with Crohn's disease (SVEAH CD). Journal of Crohn's & Colitis, 12 (Suppl. 1), S494-S495.
Eriksson, C. , Rundquist, S. , Lykiardopoulos, V. , Karlen, P. , Grip, O. , Söderman, C. , Almer, S. , Hertervig, E. & et al. (2018). Clinical effectiveness of vedolizumab: Interim analysis of the Swedish observational study on vedolizumab assessing effectiveness and healthcare resource utilisation in patients with ulcerative colitis (SVEAH UC). Journal of Crohn's & Colitis, 12 (Suppl. 1), S382-S383.
Eriksson, C. , Rundquist, S. , Cao, Y. , Montgomery, S. & Halfvarson, J. (2018). The impact of thiopurine drugs on the natural history and surgical outcome of ulcerative colitis: A cohort study. Journal of Crohn's & Colitis, 12 (Suppl. 1), S481-S481.
Eriksson, C. , Rundquist, S. , Lykiardopoulos, B. , Karlén, P. , Grip, O. , Söderman, C. , Almer, S. , Hertervig, E. & et al. (2017). A Swedish observational study (SVEAH) on vedolizumab assessing effectiveness and healthcare resource utilization in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Journal of Crohn's & Colitis, 11 (Suppl. 1), S262-S263.
Eriksson, C. , Cao, Y. , Rundquist, S. , Zhulina, Y. , Henriksson, I. , Montgomery, S. & Halfvarson, J. (2017). Changes in medical management and colectomy rates: a population-based cohort study on the epidemiology and natural history of ulcerative colitis in Orebro, Sweden, 1963-2010. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 46 (8), 748-757.
Eriksson, C. , Cao, Y. , Rundquist, S. , Zhulina, Y. , Henriksson, I. , Montgomery, S. & Halfvarson, J. (2017). Editorial: do thiopurines and biologics decrease the risk of colectomy? Authors' reply. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 46 (9), 897-898.

Conference papers

Rundquist, S. , Eriksson, C. , Nilsson, L. , Angelison, L. , Jäghult, S. , Björk, J. , Grip, O. , Hjortswang, H. & et al. (2018). Clinical effectiveness of golimumab in Crohn´s disease – an observational study based on the Swedish National Quality Registry for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (SWIBREG). Paper presented at 26th United European Gastroenterology Week, Vienna, Austria, October 20-24, 2018.