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Carl Johan Östgren


My wish is to find better risk markers for cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes than is available today. Another aim with my research is to better be able to individualize treatment to counter complications from diabetes.

Improved tools for assessing cardiovascular risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes and in the general population

My research is primarily confined to two studies; Cardiovascular Risk factors in type 2 Diabetes - a Prospective cohort in primary care (CARDIPP) and the Swedish Cardiopulmonary Study (SCAPIS) where I have the role of principal investigator (PI) at Linköping University. In the CARDIPP cohort study the collection of data is completed and in SCAPIS the data collection is currently starting.

About me

Other assignments

I am Medical Editor with the Journal of the Swedish Medical Association where I represent General Practice



Ida Pesonen, Fredrik Johansson, Ase Johnsson, Anders Blomberg, Marianne Boijsen, John Brandberg, Kerstin Cederlund, Arne Egesten, Ossur Ingi Emilsson, Jan Engvall, Andreas Frolich, Emil Hagstrom, Eva Lindberg, Andrei Malinovschi, Nikolai Stenfors, Eva Swahn, Hanan Tanash, Raquel Themudo, Kjell Toren, Lowie E. G. W. Vanfleteren, Per Wollmer, Suneela Zaigham, Carl Johan Östgren, C. Magnus Skold (2023) High prevalence of interstitial lung abnormalities in middle-aged never-smokers ERJ Open Research, Vol. 9 Continue to DOI
Andrei Malinovschi, Xingwu Zhou, Anders Andersson, Helena Backman, Bjorn Bake, Anders Blomberg, Kenneth Caidahl, Maria J. Eriksson, Jonas Eriksson Strom, Viktor Hamrefors, Ola Hjelmgren, Christer Janson, Reza Karimi, David Kylhammar, Anne Lindberg, Eva Lindberg, Per Liv, Anna-Carin Olin, Adel Shalabi, C. Magnus Skold, Johan Sundstrom, Hanan Tanash, Kjell Toren, Per Wollmer, Suneela Zaigham, Carl Johan Östgren, Jan Engvall (2023) Consequences of Using Post- or Prebronchodilator Reference Values in Interpreting Spirometry American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 208, p. 461-471 Continue to DOI
Carl Johan Östgren, Julia Otten, Karin Festin, Oskar Angeras, Goran Bergstrom, Kerstin Cederlund, Gunnar Engstrom, Maria J. Eriksson, Mats Eriksson, Tove Fall, Anders Gummesson, Emil Hagstrom, Urban Hellman, Stefan K. James, Tomas Jernberg, Johan Kihlberg, David Kylhammar, Hanna Markstad, Peter Nilsson, Anders Persson, Margaretha Persson, Carlo Pirazzi, Rebecka Renklint, Annika Rosengren, Stefan Soderberg, Johan Sundstrom (2023) Prevalence of atherosclerosis in individuals with prediabetes and diabetes compared to normoglycaemic individuals-a Swedish population-based study Cardiovascular Diabetology, Vol. 22, Article 261 Continue to DOI
Mårten Sandstedt, Rosanna Chung, Camilla Skoglund, Anna Lundberg, Carl Johan Östgren, Jan Ernerudh, Lena Jonasson (2023) Complete fatty degeneration of thymus associates with male sex, obesity and loss of circulating naïve CD8+ T cells in a Swedish middle-aged population Immunity & Ageing, Vol. 20, Article 45 Continue to DOI
Stina Björkman, Caroline Lilliecreutz, Marie Bladh, Tomas Strömberg, Carl Johan Östgren, Arina Mahmoud, Arian Kafashian, Sara Bergstrand, Sofia Sederholm Lawesson (2023) Microvascular dysfunction in women with a history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: A population-based retrospective cohort study British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Continue to DOI