Anaesthesia - Christer Svensén

Christer Svensén and his research group studies the effects of cardiovascular monitoring and fluid treatment for patients prior to, during and after surgery. Moreover, the group is also dedicated to study the impact of sepsis on cardiovascular performance.

Hydration based on blood pressure and urine production has often led to the patient storing unnecessary fluids, which affects both morbidity and mortality. Studies are conducted of infusion solutions' distribution in the body during different pathological conditions, and of non-invasive methods to assess a patient's fluid status and hydration in connection with sepsis and septic shock.

Research Group leader

Christer Svensen

MD, PhD, Professor

Research group

Anna Augustsén, MD

Elisabeth Andersson, MD

Anca Balintescu, MD

Jacob Broms, MD

Jens Christensen, MD

Maria Cronhjort, MD, PhD

Eva Joelsson-Alm, CCRN, PhD

Sandra Jonmarker, MD

Rebecka Rubenson Wahlin, MD, PhD

Fredrik Sjöberg, CCRN, Research nurse

Gisela Vogel, CCRN

Olof Wall, MD


Anna Schandl, CCRN, PhD

Audrius Andrijauskas, MD, PhD, Vilnius

Mattias Gunther, MD, PhD

Mike Kinsky, MD, UTMB Health, Texas

Husong Li, MD, PhD, UTMB Health, Texas

Industry connections

Masimo, Inc



Fresenius KABI


Population Kinetics of 0.9% Saline Distribution in Hemorrhaged Awake and Isoflurane-anesthetized Volunteers.
Nyberg J, Li H, Wessmark P, Winther V, Prough DS, Kinsky MP, Svensén, CH.
Anesthesiology 2019 09;131(3):501-511

Post-anaesthesia pulmonary complications after use of muscle relaxants (POPULAR): a multicentre, prospective observational study.
Kirmeier E, Eriksson LI, Lewald H, Jonsson Fagerlund M, Hoeft A, Hollmann M, et al
Lancet Respir Med 2019 Feb;7(2):129-140

Haemodynamic effects of cold versus warm fluid bolus in healthy volunteers: a randomised crossover trial.
Wall O, Ehrenberg L, Joelsson-Alm E, Mårtensson J, Bellomo R, Svensén CH, et al
Crit Care Resusc 2018 12;20(4):277-284

Multimodal General Anesthesia: A Principled Approach to Producing the Drug-Induced, Reversible Coma of Anesthesia.
Egan TD, Svensén CH
Anesth. Analg. 2018 11;127(5):1104-1106

Prehospital Invasive Arterial Pressure: Use of a Minimized Flush System.
Karlsson J, Linde J, Svensén CH, Gellerfors M
Prehosp Disaster Med 2018 Oct;33(5):490-494

Can noninvasive hemoglobin measurement reduce the need for preoperative venipuncture in pediatric outpatient surgery?
Zeng R, Svensén CH, Li H, Xu X, Skoog Svanberg A, Liu H, et al
Paediatr Anaesth 2017 Nov;27(11):1131-1135

Impact of hemodynamic goal-directed resuscitation on mortality in adult critically ill patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Cronhjort M, Wall O, Nyberg E, Zeng R, Svensén CH, Mårtensson J, et al
J Clin Monit Comput 2018 Jun;32(3):403-414

Association between fluid balance and mortality in patients with septic shock: a post hoc analysis of the TRISS trial.
Cronhjort M, Hjortrup PB, Holst LB, Joelsson-Alm E, Mårtensson J, Svensén CH, et al
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 2016 Aug;60(7):925-33

Monitoring micro-vascular reactivity: a tool for guiding fluid therapy?
Svensén CH
Anaesthesia 2016 07;71(7):747-50

The use of a noninvasive hemoglobin monitor for determining fluid distribution and elimination in pediatric patients undergoing minor surgery.
Lian Q, Li H, Zeng R, Lang J, Shangguan W, Liu H, Wang B, Rodhe PM, Svensén CH
J Clin Monit Comput 2015 Feb;29(1):41-6