Jonas Wadstrøm
Position: MD, PhD, Dr. HC
Phone: +47 23 07 00 00

Jonas Wadström is currently Consultant Surgeon in the Division of Transplantation Surgery at the University Hospital of Oslo. He qualified from the University of Basel, Switzerland, in 1973 and went on to pursue his postgraduate studies in Switzerland and Germany. During his time in Germany he studied liver transplantation, with a special interest in living-donor procedures and also split-liver transplantation. He was appointed Ph.D. in 1990, Consultant Surgeon in 1991 and Associate Professor in 1996 at the University Hospital of Uppsala, Sweden. He has been honoured with the title of Dr HC and Proffesor de Onoare.

Professor Wadström is a member of several international bodies, has participated and co-chaired consensus conferences on living donor and kidney transplantation and is former secretary and current president elect of the Swedish Transplantation Society.

A pioneer of living-donor laparoscopic nephrectomy with a special interest in living-donor kidney transplantation, he is author or co-author of more than 160 peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts and book chapters. Professor Wadström has, together with Professor Gaston, co-chaired a series of symposia entitled Living Donor Kidney Transplantation and Controversies in Renal Transplantation as well as co-edited a recent state of the art book entitled Living Donor Kidney Transplantation.

His current research focus concerns issues related to kidney transplantation and especially Living Donor Kidney Transplantation.


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Publications 2017

Dahlin L, Arner M, Fredrikson P, Laurell T, Paolo S, Wadström J, Wiberg M (2017)
[No title available]
Lakartidningen, 114
PubMed 28949391

Wadström J, Ericzon BG, Halloran PF, Bechstein WO, Opelz G, Serón D, Grinyó J, Loupy A, Kuypers D, Mariat C, Clancy M, Jardine AG, Guirado L, Fellström B, O'Grady J, Pirenne J, O'Leary JG, Aluvihare V, Trunečka P, Baccarani U, Neuberger J, Soto-Gutierrez A, Geissler EK, Metzger M, Gray M (2017)
Advancing Transplantation: New Questions, New Possibilities in Kidney and Liver Transplantation
Transplantation, 101 Suppl 2S, S1-S41
PubMed 28125449

Publications 2016

Henriksson J, Tydén G, Höijer J, Wadström J (2016)
A Prospective Randomized Trial on the Effect of Using an Electronic Monitoring Drug Dispensing Device to Improve Adherence and Compliance
Transplantation, 100 (1), 203-9
PubMed 26588006

Stenvinkel P, Wadström J, Bertram T, Detwiler R, Gerber D, Brismar TB, Blomberg P, Lundgren T (2016)
Implantation of Autologous Selected Renal Cells in Diabetic Chronic Kidney Disease Stages 3 and 4-Clinical Experience of a "First in Human" Study
Kidney Int Rep, 1 (3), 105-113
PubMed 29142919

Wadström J (2016)
The Higher Rates of Ileus, Readmission and Hernia After Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy Reported Can Be Mitigated by Using a Retroperitoneal Approach Via a Pfannenstiel Incision
Transplantation, 100 (10), e104
PubMed 27391201

Publications 2014

Matas AJ, Wadstrom J, Ibrahim HN (2014)
Kidney donation and risk of ESRD
JAMA, 312 (1), 92-3
PubMed 25058223

Matas AJ, Woodle ES, Gaston RS, Forsythe JL, Wadström J, Stegall MD (2014)
Kidney donors at increased risk? Additional studies are needed
Kidney Int, 86 (3), 650
PubMed 25168503

von Zur-Mühlen B, Berglund D, Yamamoto S, Wadström J (2014)
Single-centre long-term follow-up of live kidney donors demonstrates preserved kidney function but the necessity of a structured lifelong follow-up
Ups J Med Sci, 119 (3), 236-41
PubMed 24646117

Publications 2012

Biglarnia AR, Nilsson B, Nilsson Ekdahl K, Tufveson G, Nilsson T, Larsson E, Wadström J (2012)
Desensitization with antigen-specific immunoadsorption interferes with complement in ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation
Transplantation, 93 (1), 87-92
PubMed 22113493

Skauby MH, Øyen O, Hartman A, Leivestad T, Wadström J (2012)
Kidney transplantation with and without simultaneous bilateral native nephrectomy in patients with polycystic kidney disease: a comparative retrospective study
Transplantation, 94 (4), 383-8
PubMed 22828736

Publications 2011

Biglarnia AR, Tufveson G, Lorant T, Lennmyr F, Wadström J (2011)
Efficacy and safety of continuous local infusion of ropivacaine after retroperitoneoscopic live donor nephrectomy
Am J Transplant, 11 (1), 93-100
PubMed 21199350

Lundqvist E, Tufveson G, Duraj F, Wadström J, Biglarnia AR (2011)
Ureteroperitoneostomy--a rare complication after kidney transplantation
Transpl Int, 24 (9), e75-6
PubMed 21649744

Wadström J, Biglarnia A, Gjertsen H, Sugitani A, Fronek J (2011)
Introducing hand-assisted retroperitoneoscopic live donor nephrectomy: learning curves and development based on 413 consecutive cases in four centers
Transplantation, 91 (4), 462-9
PubMed 21169880

Wadström J, Martin AL, Estok R, Mercaldi CJ, Stifelman MD (2011)
Comparison of hand-assisted laparoscopy versus open and laparoscopic techniques in urology procedures: a systematic review and meta-analysis
J Endourol, 25 (7), 1095-104
PubMed 21740261

Publications 2010

Wadstrom J, Haggman M (2010)
Laparoscopic nephropexy exposes a possible underlying pathogenic mechanism and allows successful treatment with tissue gluing of the kidney and fixation of the colon to the lateral abdominal wall
Int Braz J Urol, 36 (1), 10-7
PubMed 20202230

Westerberg PA, Ljunggren O, Larsson TE, Wadström J, Linde T (2010)
Fibroblast growth factor-23 and mineral metabolism after unilateral nephrectomy
Nephrol Dial Transplant, 25 (12), 4068-71
PubMed 20525976

Yamamoto S, Tufveson G, Wahlberg J, Berne C, Wadström J, Biglarnia AR (2010)
Factors influencing outcome of simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplantation: a 23-year single-center clinical experience
Transplant Proc, 42 (10), 4197-201
PubMed 21168663

Publications 2009

Hagen G, Wadström J, Magnusson M, Magnusson A (2009)
Outcome after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of arterial stenosis in renal transplant patients
Acta Radiol, 50 (3), 270-5
PubMed 19235580

Tydén G, Genberg H, Tollemar J, Ekberg H, Persson NH, Tufveson G, Wadström J, Gäbel M, Mjörnstedt L (2009)
A randomized, doubleblind, placebo-controlled, study of single-dose rituximab as induction in renal transplantation
Transplantation, 87 (9), 1325-9
PubMed 19424032

Publications 2008

Biglarnia A, Bergqvist D, Johansson M, Wadström J (2008)
Venous thromboembolism in live kidney donors--a prospective study
Transplantation, 86 (5), 659-61
PubMed 18791446

Biglarnia AR, Wadström J, Tufveson G, Eriksson BM (2008)
Pulmonary nocardiosis with brain abscess in a sensitized kidney transplant recipient with a history of repeated graft loss and HLA-antibody depletion treatment--a case report
Ups J Med Sci, 113 (1), 111-6
PubMed 18521805

Hansson LO, Wadström J, Lipcsey M, Biglarnia A, Larsson A (2008)
[Current Swedish renal function tests must be better. Uncertain diagnosis with routine formulas--great risk of wrong drug dosages]
Lakartidningen, 105 (10), 731-4
PubMed 18422239

Publications 2007

Abbud-Filho M, Adams PL, Alberú J, Cardella C, Chapman J, Cochat P, Cosio F, Danovitch G, Davis C, Gaston RS, Humar A, Hunsicker LG, Josephson MA, Kasiske B, Kirste G, Leichtman A, Munn S, Obrador GT, Tibell A, Wadström J, Zeier M, Delmonico FL (2007)
A report of the Lisbon Conference on the care of the kidney transplant recipient
Transplantation, 83 (8 Suppl), S1-22
PubMed 17452912

Biglarnia AR, Wadström J, Larsson A (2007)
Decentralized glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimates in healthy kidney donors show poor correlation and demonstrate the need for improvement in quality and standardization of GFR measurements in Sweden
Scand J Clin Lab Invest, 67 (2), 227-35
PubMed 17366002

Tydén G, Donauer J, Wadström J, Kumlien G, Wilpert J, Nilsson T, Genberg H, Pisarski P, Tufveson G (2007)
Implementation of a Protocol for ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation--a three-center experience with 60 consecutive transplantations
Transplantation, 83 (9), 1153-5
PubMed 17496528

Wadström J (2007)
Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy: is it cost effective? Perspective from a transplant surgeon
Transplantation, 83 (12), 1538-9
PubMed 17589333

Publications 2006

Björkman H, Eklöf H, Wadström J, Andersson LG, Nyman R, Magnusson A (2006)
Split renal function in patients with suspected renal artery stenosis: a comparison between gamma camera renography and two methods of measurement with computed tomography
Acta Radiol, 47 (1), 107-13
PubMed 16498942

Gjertsen H, Sandberg AK, Wadström J, Tydén G, Ericzon BG (2006)
Introduction of hand-assisted retroperitoneoscopic living donor nephrectomy at Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge
Transplant Proc, 38 (8), 2644-5
PubMed 17098026

Publications 2005

Hagen G, Wadström J, Eriksson LG, Magnusson P, Magnusson M, Magnusson A (2005)
Three-dimensional rotational angiography of transplanted renal arteries: influence of an extended angle of rotation on beam-hardening artifacts
Acta Radiol, 46 (2), 170-6
PubMed 15902892

Meier-Kriesche HU, Schold JD, Gaston RS, Wadstrom J, Kaplan B (2005)
Kidneys from deceased donors: maximizing the value of a scarce resource
Am J Transplant, 5 (7), 1725-30
PubMed 15943632

Wadström J (2005)
Hand-assisted retroperitoneoscopic live donor nephrectomy: experience from the first 75 consecutive cases
Transplantation, 80 (8), 1060-6
PubMed 16278586

Publications 2004

Nilsson H, Wadström J, Andersson LG, Raland H, Magnusson A (2004)
Measuring split renal function in renal donors: can computed tomography replace renography?
Acta Radiol, 45 (4), 474-80
PubMed 15323404

Sundqvist P, Feuk U, Häggman M, Persson AE, Stridsberg M, Wadström J (2004)
Hand-assisted retroperitoneoscopic live donor nephrectomy in comparison to open and laparoscopic procedures: a prospective study on donor morbidity and kidney function
Transplantation, 78 (1), 147-53
PubMed 15257054

Publications 2003

Hagen G, Wadström J, Magnusson A (2003)
3D rotational angiography of transplanted kidneys
Acta Radiol, 44 (2), 193-8
PubMed 12694107

Lindström P, Källskog O, Wadström J, Persson AE (2003)
Blood flow distribution during elevated intraperitoneal pressure in the rat
Acta Physiol Scand, 177 (2), 149-56
PubMed 12558551

Lindström P, Wadström J, Ollerstam A, Johnsson C, Persson AE (2003)
Effects of increased intra-abdominal pressure and volume expansion on renal function in the rat
Nephrol Dial Transplant, 18 (11), 2269-77
PubMed 14551353

Wadström J (2003)
Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy technique
Transplant Proc, 35 (3), 939-40
PubMed 12947807

Wadström J, Lindström P (2003)
Retroaortic renal vein not a contraindication for hand-assisted retroperitoneoscopic living donor nephrectomy
Transplant Proc, 35 (2), 784
PubMed 12644135

Wadström J, Lindström P, Engström BM (2003)
Hand-assisted retroperitoneoscopic living donor nephrectomy superior to laparoscopic nephrectomy
Transplant Proc, 35 (2), 782-3
PubMed 12644134

Publications 2002

Lundin C, Bersztel A, Wahlberg J, Wadström J (2002)
Low molecular weight heparin prophylaxis increases the incidence of lymphocele after kidney transplantation
Ups J Med Sci, 107 (1), 9-15
PubMed 12296451

Wadström J, Lindström P (2002)
Hand-assisted retroperitoneoscopic living-donor nephrectomy: initial 10 cases
Transplantation, 73 (11), 1839-40
PubMed 12085011

Publications 2001

Holdaas H, Jardine AG, Wheeler DC, Brekke IB, Conlon PJ, Fellstrøm B, Hammad A, Holme I, Isoniemi H, Moore R, Rowe PA, Sweny P, Talbot DA, Wadstrøm J, Østraat Ø (2001)
Effect of fluvastatin on acute renal allograft rejection: a randomized multicenter trial
Kidney Int, 60 (5), 1990-7
PubMed 11703619

Lindström P, Häggman M, Wadström J (2001)
Hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) for live donor nephrectomy is more time- and cost-effective than standard laparoscopic nephrectomy
Surg Endosc, 16 (3), 422-5
PubMed 11928020

Publications 2000

Enbom M, Sheldon J, Lennette E, Schulz T, Ablashi DV, Neipel F, Biberfeld P, Carlberg H, Ljungman P, Nilsson A, Söderström T, Wadström J, Linde A (2000)
Antibodies to human herpesvirus 8 latent and lytic antigens in blood donors and potential high-risk groups in Sweden: variable frequencies found in a multicenter serological study
J Med Virol, 62 (4), 498-504
PubMed 11074479

Engstrand M, Tournay C, Peyrat MA, Eriksson BM, Wadström J, Wirgart BZ, Romagné F, Bonneville M, Tötterman TH, Korsgren O (2000)
Characterization of CMVpp65-specific CD8+ T lymphocytes using MHC tetramers in kidney transplant patients and healthy participants
Transplantation, 69 (11), 2243-50
PubMed 10868621

Publications 1999

Wadström J, Häggman M, Arvidsson D, Lindström P (1999)
[Laparoscopic living-donor nephrectomy. A small study shows positive results, but the procedure still lacks satisfactory evaluation]
Lakartidningen, 96 (38), 4023-5
PubMed 10526462

Publications 1997

Tibell A, Brendel M, Wadström J, Brandhorst D, Brandhorst H, Eckhard M, Bolinder J, Bretzel RG, Groth CG (1997)
Early experience with a long-distance collaborative human islet transplant programme
Transplant Proc, 29 (7), 3124-5
PubMed 9365693

Publications 1996

Bersztel A, Wadström J, Tufveson G, Gannedahl G, Bengtsson M, Bergström C, Frödin L, Claesson K, Wikström B, Wahlberg J (1996)
Is kidney transplantation in sensitized recipients justified?
Transpl Int, 9 Suppl 1, S49-53
PubMed 8959790

Goch J, Birgegård G, Wikström B, Backman U, Wadström J, Danielson BG (1996)
Serum erythropoietin and erythropoiesis during six years after kidney transplantation
Nephron, 74 (4), 687-93
PubMed 8956302

Publications 1995

Bersztel A, Wahlberg J, Gannedahl G, Claesson K, Wadström J (1995)
How safe is transplant nephrectomy? A retrospective study of 107 cases
Transplant Proc, 27 (6), 3461-2
PubMed 8540051

Bersztel A, Wanders A, Wadström J, Ekberg H, Olausson M, Tufveson G, Gannedahl G (1995)
Deoxyspergualin is synergistic with cyclosporin A, but not with FK506 in a rat heart allograft transplantation model
Transplant Proc, 27 (6), 3547
PubMed 8540095

Wadström J, Brekke B, Wramner L, Ekberg H, Tydén G (1995)
Triple versus quadruple induction immunosuppression in pancreas transplantation
Transplant Proc, 27 (1), 1317-8
PubMed 7878896

Wadström J, Gannedahl G, Bersztel A, Bengtsson M, Nättorp K, Mulec H (1995)
Successful kidney transplantation after suppression of HLA alloantibodies with intravenous immunoglobulin in a highly sensitized patient
Transplant Proc, 27 (6), 3463-4
PubMed 8540052

Wadström J, Gannedahl G, Claesson K, Wahlberg J (1995)
Acute carpal tunnel syndrome immediately after combined kidney and pancreas transplantation
Transplant Proc, 27 (6), 3489-90
PubMed 8540063

Wadström J, Gannedahl G, Wahlberg J, Frödin L (1995)
Persistent pancreatic fistula after pancreas transplantation treated with fibrin glue and octreotide
Transplant Proc, 27 (6), 3491-2
PubMed 8540064

Wadström J, Rogiers X, Malago M, Fischer L, Langwieler TE, Pollock S, Latta A, Burdelski M, Broelsch CE (1995)
Experience from the first 30 living related liver transplant in Hamburg
Transplant Proc, 27 (1), 1173
PubMed 7878836

Publications 1994

Brattström C, Wilczek H, Pettersson E, Claesson K, Wadström J, Backman U, Groth CG (1994)
[Wife/husband as kidney donors. Excellent results in spite of unrelated tissue]
Lakartidningen, 91 (36), 3157-8
PubMed 7990555

Gannedahl G, Wanders A, Wadström J, Olausson M, Ekberg H, Tufveson G (1994)
Azathioprine does not potentiate the immunosuppressive effect of 15-deoxyspergualin in rat heart allografting
Transplant Proc, 26 (6), 3108-10
PubMed 7998085

Malagó M, Rogiers X, Wadström J, Burdelski M, Broelsch CE (1994)
Optimal clinical regimens for living related liver transplantation
Transplant Proc, 26 (5), 2665-8
PubMed 7940834

Tibell A, Brattström C, Wadström J, Tydén G, Groth CG (1994)
Improved results using whole organ pancreatico-duodenal transplants with enteric exocrine drainage
Transplant Proc, 26 (2), 412-3
PubMed 8171478

Wadström J, Gannedahl G, Wahlberg J, Frödin L, Tedbrandt A, Berne C (1994)
Development of type II diabetes after combined kidney-pancreas transplantation in a patient with type I (insulin-dependent) diabetes
Transplant Proc, 26 (3), 1761-2
PubMed 7518156

Publications 1993

Wadström J, Gerdin B (1993)
Vasomotion in the totally denervated transplanted rabbit ear chamber
Microvasc Res, 46 (1), 103-5
PubMed 8412850

Wadström J, Tengblad A (1993)
Fibrin glue reduces the dissolution rate of sodium hyaluronate
Ups J Med Sci, 98 (2), 159-67
PubMed 8184516

Wadström J, Wik O (1993)
Fibrin glue (Tisseel) added with sodium hyaluronate in microvascular anastomosing
Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg, 27 (4), 257-61
PubMed 8159938

Publications 1992

Tydén G, Groth CG, Nyberg G, Olausson M, Wahlberg J, Wadström J, Persson N, Ekberg H (1992)
Evolution of pancreatic transplantation in Sweden
Transplant Proc, 24 (1), 347-8
PubMed 1539310

Wadström J, Gerdin B (1992)
Dependence of traumatic vasospasm on blood flow in the central artery of the ear in rabbits
Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg, 26 (3), 247-52
PubMed 1470870

Publications 1991

Wadström J, Gerdin B (1991)
Modulatory effects of topically administered lidocaine and pentobarbital on traumatic vasospasm in the rabbit ear artery
Br J Plast Surg, 44 (5), 341-7
PubMed 1873612

Wadström J, Gerdin B (1991)
Nervous influence on traumatic vasospasm in the rabbit ear artery
Microsurgery, 12 (2), 89-95
PubMed 2011073

Publications 1990

Alarabi AA, Wahlberg J, Danielson BG, Tufveson G, Wadström J, Wikström B (1990)
Experience with the Hemasite device in haemodialysis and haemofiltration patients with vascular access problems
Nephrol Dial Transplant, 5 (7), 508-12
PubMed 2130297

Wadström J (1990)
Studies on traumatic vasospasm in the central ear artery of the rabbit
Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg Suppl, 21, 1-42
PubMed 2075464

Wadström J, Gerdin B (1990)
Closure of the abdominal wall; how and why? Clinical review
Acta Chir Scand, 156 (1), 75-82
PubMed 2181798

Wadström J, Gerdin B (1990)
The influence of body temperature on traumatic vasospasm
Ups J Med Sci, 95 (1), 63-74
PubMed 2219562

Wadström J, Gerdin B (1990)
Effect of bleeding and hypervolaemic haemodilution on traumatic vasospasm in rabbits
Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg, 24 (2), 107-11
PubMed 2237307

Wadström J, Lindbom L, Wik O, Gerdin B (1990)
An in vivo method for studies of traumatic vasospasm
Microsurgery, 11 (3), 197-203
PubMed 2215185

Publications 1989

Wadström J, Gerdin B (1989)
In vivo microscopy of recirculation and allograft rejection in the rabbit ear-chamber
Transplant Proc, 21 (1 Pt 1), 67-9
PubMed 2705242

Publications 1988

Wadström J, Kinast C, Pfeiffer KM (1988)
[Anatomical variations of the trochlear notch in elbow dislocations]
Z Unfallchir Versicherungsmed Berufskr, 81 (1), 68-9
PubMed 3140519

Publications 1986

Kinast C, Wadström J, Pfeiffer KM (1986)
[Conservative or operative therapy in elbow dislocation]
Helv Chir Acta, 52 (6), 851-4
PubMed 3710811

Wadström J, Kinast C, Pfeiffer K (1986)
Anatomical variations of the semilunar notch in elbow dislocations
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg, 105 (5), 313-5
PubMed 3778168

Publications 1985

Wadström J, Wenk M, Huber P (1985)
Serum half life of prostatic acid phosphatase
Urol Res, 13 (3), 131-2
PubMed 4024394

Publications 1984

Heberer M, Dürig M, Wadström J, Hauck K, Harder F (1984)
[Chemiluminescent measuring of whole blood for quantitative determination of the immune response to pneumococcal vaccination]
Helv Chir Acta, 51 (2), 283-6
PubMed 6590549

Wadström J, Huber P, Rutishauser G (1984)
Elevation of serum prostatic acid phosphatase levels after prostatic massage
Urology, 24 (6), 550-1
PubMed 6209846

Wadström J, Huber PR, Scholer A, Rutishauser G (1984)
[Effect of prostate massage on the levels of prostate acid phosphatase in the serum and urine]
Helv Chir Acta, 51 (3-4), 437-40
PubMed 6209244

Publications 1983

Di Padova F, Dürig M, Wadström J, Harder F (1983)
Role of spleen in immune response to polyvalent pneumococcal vaccine
Br Med J (Clin Res Ed), 287 (6408), 1829-32
PubMed 6423035

Dürig M, Heberer M, Wadström J, Gratwohl A, Fridrich R, Harder F (1983)
[Replantation of autologous spleen tissue in the omentum majus: an alternative to splenectomy?]
Helv Chir Acta, 49 (6), 795-8
PubMed 6862981