Research group Peter Henriksson

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Our research group studies incidence and pathophysiological mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases with a special focus on the interaction with sex hormones. Our research methodology includes epidemiology, systems biology and experiments. 

A current research area is in vitro fertilization (IVF) including haemostasis, lipid metabolism and the incidence (risk) of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and pulmonary embolism (PE).. We have established collaborations with research grups within these research areas. Within our group we also use microcirculatory studies in man and animals. We have advanced statistical skills suitable for systems biology studies.

A further research area is studies of professional decision making (implementation research) and patients´decisions. We use the technique PLS (Projection to Latent Structures)-statistics which is also used in the systems biology studies. This statistical technique is also used in medical education research where we analyze what in the learning processes have the greatest impact on learning outcome.

Collaborators are the professors Outi Hovatta, Anders Ekbom, Bo Angelin, Roman Zubarev, Åke Pousette, Mats Rudling, Håkan Hult and the docents/senior lecturers Anna Kiessling, Anastasia Nyman and Håkan Wallén.

Group members

Research group leader: Professor, MD Phd Peter Henriksson
Consultant, MD PhD Eli Westerlund
RN, doctoral student Susanne Groot-Jensen
RN, doctoral student Carolin Nymark
MD Andreas Fernström,
RN, doctoral student Ann Hägg-Martinell
MD, doctoral student Karin Hallin
Senior lecturer, MD PhD
MD PhD Aleksandra Antovic

MD, doctoral student Nina Olausson

Selected publications 

Incidence of pulmonary and venous thromboembolism in pregnancies after in vitro fertilisation: cross sectional study.
Henriksson P, Westerlund E, Wallén H, Brandt L, Hovatta O, Ekbom A
BMJ 2013 ;346():e8632

Endogenous estrogens lower plasma PCSK9 and LDL cholesterol but not Lp(a) or bile acid synthesis in women.
Persson L, Henriksson P, Westerlund E, Hovatta O, Angelin B, Rudling M
Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol. 2012 Mar;32(3):810-4

Detection of a procoagulable state during controlled ovarian hyperstimulation for in vitro fertilization with global assays of haemostasis.
Westerlund E, Henriksson P, Wallén H, Hovatta O, Wallberg K, Antovic A
Thromb. Res. 2012 Oct;130(4):649-53

Case-based training of evidence-based clinical practice in primary care and decreased mortality in patients with coronary heart disease.
Kiessling A, Lewitt M, Henriksson P
Ann Fam Med ;9(3):211-8

Microvascular reactivity in response to smoking and oral antioxidants in humans.
Henriksson P, Diczfalusy U, Freyschuss A
Microcirculation 2012 Jan;19(1):86-93

Increased incorporation of antiplasmin into the fibrin network in patients with type 1 diabetes.Ågren A, Jörneskog G, Elgue G, Henriksson P, Wallen H, Wiman B. Diabetes Care. 2014 Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID:24760258.

Immediate effect of passive smoking on microcirculatory flow. Henriksson P, Lu Q, Diczfalusy U, Freyschuss A. Microcirculation. 2014 Apr 2. doi:10.1111/micc.12137. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24698527.

Cardiovascular Diseases