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2000-06 Humaniora – Nygrekiska, Stockholms universitet

2002-05 Tandläkarexamen, Karolinska Institutet

2010-06 Medicine doktorsexamen, Karolinska Institutet
         Titel: The serotonin receptor type 3 in chronic and experimental human muscle pain

2011-10 Specialist i bettfysiologi, Eastmaninstitutet Folktandvården AB

2012-02 Forskarhandledarutbildning, Karolinska Institutet

2012-12 Grundläggande högskolepedagogik, Karolinska Institutet

2016-05 Specialist i avancerad smärtmedicin, Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (SSAI)

2017-01 Docent i odontologi, Karolinska Institutet



Akademiska priser och utmärkelser

2007 Best Poster Award – Clinical research, Karolinska Institutet

2011 Pris för bästa avhandling under 2010-2011, Svenska tandläkaresällskapet

2012 The Wiley-Blackwell Neuroscience Young Investigator Award, International Association for Dental Research (IADR)



Increased levels of intramuscular cytokines in patients with jaw muscle pain
Louca Jounger S, Christidis N, Svensson P, List T, Ernberg M
The journal of headache and pain 2017;18(1):30-

Effects of 15 weeks of resistance exercise on pro-inflammatory cytokine levels in the vastus lateralis muscle of patients with fibromyalgia
Ernberg M, Christidis N, Ghafouri B, Bileviciute-ljungar I, Löfgren M, Larsson A, et al
Arthritis research & therapy 2016;18(1):137-

Effects of audiovisual distraction on children's behaviour during dental treatment: a randomized controlled clinical trial
Al-khotani A, Bello La, Christidis N
Acta odontologica Scandinavica 2016;74(6):494-501

Increased Interstitial Concentrations of Glutamate and Pyruvate in Vastus Lateralis of Women with Fibromyalgia Syndrome Are Normalized after an Exercise Intervention - A Case-Control Study
Gerdle B, Ernberg M, Mannerkorpi K, Larsson B, Kosek E, Christidis N, et al
PloS one 2016;11(10):e0162010-

Influence of Polymorphisms in the HTR3A and HTR3B Genes on Experimental Pain and the Effect of the 5-HT3 Antagonist Granisetron
Louca Jounger S, Christidis N, Hedenberg-magnusson B, List T, Svensson P, Schalling M, et al
PloS one 2016;11(12):e0168703-

Prevalence of diagnosed temporomandibular disorders among Saudi Arabian children and adolescents
Al-khotani A, Naimi-akbar A, Albadawi E, Ernberg M, Hedenberg-magnusson B, Christidis N
The journal of headache and pain 2016;17():41-

Professional knowledge among Swedish and Saudi healthcare practitioners regarding oro-facial pain in children and adolescents
Al-khotani A, Naimi-akbar A, Björnsson O, Christidis N, Alstergren P
Journal of oral rehabilitation 2016;43(1):1-9

The associations between psychosocial aspects and TMD-pain related aspects in children and adolescents
Al-khotani A, Naimi-akbar A, Gjelset M, Albadawi E, Bello L, Hedenberg-magnusson B, et al
The journal of headache and pain 2016;17():30-

Comparison of the Levels of Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines Released in the Vastus Lateralis Muscle of Patients with Fibromyalgia and Healthy Controls during Contractions of the Quadriceps Muscle--A Microdialysis Study
Christidis N, Ghafouri B, Larsson A, Palstam A, Mannerkorpi K, Bileviciute-ljungar I, et al
PloS one 2015;10(12):e0143856-

Repeated tender point injections of granisetron alleviate chronic myofascial pain--a randomized, controlled, double-blinded trial
Christidis N, Omrani S, Fredriksson L, Gjelset M, Louca S, Hedenberg-magnusson B, et al
The journal of headache and pain 2015;16():104-

Study on self-assessment regarding knowledge of temporomandibular disorders in children/adolescents by Swedish and Saudi Arabian dentists
Al-khotani A, Björnsson O, Naimi-akbar A, Christidis N, Alstergren P
Acta odontologica Scandinavica 2015;73(7):522-9

Effectiveness of a Prefabricated Occlusal Appliance in Patients with Temporomandibular Joint Pain: A Randomized Controlled Multicenter Study
Christidis N, Doepel M, Ekberg E, Ernberg M, Le Bell Y, Nilner M

Expression of 5-HT3 receptors and TTX resistant sodium channels (Na(V)1.8) on muscle nerve fibers in pain-free humans and patients with chronic myofascial temporomandibular disorders
Christidis N, Kang I, Cairns Be, Kumar U, Dong X, Rosén A, et al
The journal of headache and pain 2014;15():63-

NGF-induced mechanical sensitization of the masseter muscle is mediated through peripheral NMDA receptors
Wong H, Kang I, Dong Xd, Christidis N, Ernberg M, Svensson P, et al
Neuroscience 2014;269():232-44

Wong H, Kang I, Dong Xd, Christidis N, Ernberg M, Svensson P, et al
NEUROSCIENCE 2014;:232-244

Salivary cortisol and psychological factors in women with chronic and acute oro-facial pain
Jasim H, Louca S, Christidis N, Ernberg M

Serotonin, glutamate and glycerol are released after the injection of hypertonic saline into human masseter muscles - a microdialysis study
Louca S, Christidis N, Ghafouri B, Gerdle B, Svensson P, List T, et al
The journal of headache and pain 2014;15():89-

Influence of intramuscular granisetron on experimentally induced muscle pain by acidic saline
Louca S, Ernberg M, Christidis N
Journal of oral rehabilitation 2013;40(6):403-12

Patients' experience of care and treatment outcome at the Department of Clinical Oral Physiology, Dental Public Service in Stockholm
Christidis N, Smedberg E, Hagglund H, Hedenberg-magnusson B

Changes of Hypertonic Saline-Induced Masseter Muscle Pain Characteristics, by an Infusion of the Serotonin Receptor Type 3 Antagonist Granisetron
Christidis N, Loannidou K, Mllosevic M, Segerdahl M, Ernberg M
JOURNAL OF PAIN 2008;9(10):892-901

Intramuscular injection of granisetron into the masseter muscle increases the pressure pain threshold in healthy participants and patients with localized myalgia
Christidis N, Nilyson A, Kopp S, Ernberg M
CLINICAL JOURNAL OF PAIN 2007;23(6):467-72

The effect on mechanical pain threshold over human muscles by oral administration of granisetron and diclofenac-sodium
Christidis N, Kopp S, Ernberg M
PAIN 2005;113(3):265-70

The effect on mechanical pain threshold over the human masseter muscle by oral administration of PGE(2) and 5-HT3 antagonists.
Christidis N, Ernberg M, Kopp S

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2011 Svenskt smärtforum, Göteborg