Research group Ellika andolf

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Almost one tenth of all Swedish children are born at Danderyd Hospital. We have two delivery wards; Danderyd and BB Stockholm. This makes the hospital very suitable for research.

We study factors influencing the possibility to concieve, factors influencing the course of  pregnancy and the outcome of delivery. We investigate thyroid function in relation to pregnancy, hypertensive disease during pregnancy and why some women opt for cesarean section on maternal request. We have studies concerning preterm birth and arrested labour and we also investigate if we can lower the risk of acute cesarean and vaginal ruptures with various interventions.

In addition we have a large out-patient clinic where we treat women for various gynecologic conditions.

Part of the research concerns early detection of cervical cancer and we have taken part in the developement of a vaccine for cervical cancer. One of our doctors has designed a microscope for early detection that can be used in developing countries. Another research area concerns vulvovaginal disease where a specialized polyclinic is available at Danderyd Hospital. Research connected to the clinic focus on infections, especially recurring fungal infections. We have also developed methods to treat chronic vulvar pain as well as pelvic pain, especially endomteriosis. We also done studies to simplify and improve the safety of abortions.

We take part in the large study on genetic factors and lifestyle (LifeGene).

We have a research laboratory with one research nurse administrating academic as well as pharmaceutical studies  We cooperate with other research laboratories at Danderyd Hospital, Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet.

Group members

Group leader: Professor, consultant
Consultant, associate professor: nina.bohm‑
CEO BB Stockholm, RNRM, associate professor:
Consultant, PhD:
Consultant, PhD, head of the research laboratory:
Consultant, PhD:
Consultant, PhD:
Consultant, PhD:
Consultant, PhD:
Consultant, PhD: karin.wickströ
Specialist PhD:
Consultant, PhD:
Specialist, PhD-student:
Specialis, PhD-student:
Specialist, PhD-student:
RNRM, PhD-student:

Selected publications

Caesarean section and risk for endometriosis: a prospective cohort study of Swedish registries.
Andolf E, Thorsell M, Källén K
BJOG 2013 Aug;120(9):1061-5

The blood-retinal barrier: leucine transport by the retinal pigment epithelium.
Sellner P
J. Neurosci. 1986 Oct;6(10):2823-8

Home self-administration of vaginal misoprostol for medical abortion at 50-63 days compared with gestation of below 50 days.
Kopp Kallner H, Fiala C, Stephansson O, Gemzell-Danielsson K
Hum. Reprod. 2010 May;25(5):1153-7

Fetal monitoring with computerized ST analysis during labor: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Salmelin A, Wiklund I, Bottinga R, Brorsson B, Ekman-Ordeberg G, Grimfors E, et al
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2013 Jan;92(1):28-39

Evaluation of stationary colposcope and the Gynocular, by the Swede score systematic colposcopic system in VIA positive women: a crossover randomized trial.
Nessa A, Wistrand C, Begum S, Thuresson M, Shemer I, Thorsell M, et al
Int. J. Gynecol. Cancer 2014 Feb;24(2):339-45

Triage of HR-HPV positive women with minor cytological abnormalities: a comparison of mRNA testing, HPV DNA testing, and repeat cytology using a 4-year follow-up of a population-based study.
Persson M, Elfström K, Brismar Wendel S, Weiderpass E, Andersson S
PLoS ONE 2014 ;9(2):e90023