In my work I perform research in surgery and I teach surgery to veterinary students.
My research is focused on development, tests and evaluation of surgical implants that aim to enable a quicker, easier and safer surgery with reduced risk of complications and shortened time for recovery.
The other research areas are surgical stress and biomarkers for diagnosis of disease and follow-up of surgical treatment.
Associate professor of surgery since December 2016 (i.e. "Docent", Veterinary Science with focus on Small Animal Surgery).
My teaching is mainly soft tissue surgery and endoscopic / minimally invasive techniques in companion animals. The clinical teaching of veterinary students comprises theoretical lectures and practical training in the clinical setting of the University animal hospital. Additionally, I supervise students for their degree projects / students degree thesis in topics that relate to surgery and surgical implants.
My research is focused on development, tests and evaluation of surgical implants that aim to enable a quicker, easier and safer surgery with reduced risk of complications and shortened time for recovery. From a material perspective, I mainly work with resorbable polymers together with researchers at Uppsala University and KTH, Stockholm. Initially, a lot of the manufacturing development work of the first implant was done together with the medical device industry of Uppsala, and later on in the US.
The other research area is surgical stress . Objective methods are needed for evaluation of surgical techniques. All surgery triggers a stress response, which can be measured and used for comparisons. The physiological reactions and biomarkers of stress can be used for evaluation of both surgical techniques and anaesthetic protocols.
I obtained my degree in veterinary medicine, SLU, Uppsala, 1995. I spent over a decade in private practice, almost exclusively companion animals, in both Sweden and England. I did my postgraduate studies 2007-2012, and defended my PhD in surgery, Faculty of veterinary medicine, SLU, in 2012.
Link to thesis: Half of the thesis concerned development of a self-locking resorbable implant, with the aim to enable quicker, easier and safer surgical ligations. The other half of the thesis was related to measurements of surgical stress for evaluation and comparisons of different surgical techniques.
Thanikul Srithunyarat is a PhD student at Department of Clinical Sciences. Dr Ann Pettersson is main supervisor.
Zhaoxuan Feng is PhD sudent at KTH, polymer technology. Main supervisor is professor Minna Hakkarainen.
Ligation of the mesovarium in dogs with a self-locking implant of a resorbable polyglycolic based co-polymer - a study of feasibility and comparison to suture ligation Matheus Roberto da Mota Costa; André Lacerda de Abreu Oliveira, PhD; Renato Moran Ramos, PhD; Leonardo Waldstein de Moura Vidal; Niklas Borg; Odd Viking Höglund http://bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13104-016-2042-2
Students’ perception of the use of a Laser pointer for Intraoperative Guidance in Feline Castration. J Veterinary Medical Education. Märit Badman, Katja Höglund, Odd V Höglund. http://jvme.utpjournals.press/doi/abs/10.3138/jvme.0515-084R2
Online dosimetry for temoporfin-mediated interstitial photodynamic therapy using the canine prostate as model. Johannes Swartling, Odd Höglund, Kerstin Hansson, Fredrik Södersten, Johan Axelsson, Anne-Sofie Lagerstedt. J. Biomed. Opt. 21(2), 2016. http://spie.org/Publications/Journal/10.1117/1.JBO.21.2.028002
Chromogranin A and cortisol at intraoperative repeated noxious stimuli: Surgical stress in a dog model. Odd Viking Höglund, Ragnvi Hagman and Mats Stridsberg. SAGE Open Medicine 3:2015
Increased concentrations of Serum amyloid A in dogs with sepsis caused by pyometra. Supranee Jitpean, Ann Pettersson, Odd V Höglund, Bodil Ström Holst, Ulf Olsson and Ragnvi Hagman. BMC Vet Research, 2014, 10:273
Ligation of the spermatic cord in dogs with a self-locking device of a resorbable polyglycolic based co-polymer – a long-term follow-up study. Odd V. Höglund, Jessica Ingman, Fredrik Södersten, Kerstin Hansson, Niklas Borg and Anne-Sofie Lagerstedt. BMC Research Notes.2014, 7:825 http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1756-0500-7-825.pdf
Intraoperative Changes of Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Plasma Vasopressin and Urinary Noradrenalin during Elective Ovariohysterectomy in Dogs – repeatability at removal of first and second ovary. Veterinary Surgery, 43 (2014), 852-859 Odd V Höglund, Ragnvi Hagman, Kerstin Olsson, Ulf Olsson, Anne-Sofie Lagerstedt. DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2014.12264.x
Chromogranins can be measured in samples from cats and dogs. Mats Stridsberg, Ann Pettersson, Ragnvi Hagman, Christoffer Westin, Odd Höglund. BMC Research Notes.2014, 7:336 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1756-0500/7/336
Google Scholar https://scholar.google.se/citations?user=AoYn05EAAAAJ&hl=sv
ResearcherID I-2492-2016 http://www.researcherid.com/rid/I-2492-2016
New knowledge and results of research should come into use, also outside academia. Collaboration and commercialisation are important at SLU. Through a university spin-off company, I aim to make use of IP rights and commercialise the innovative surgical implants that were developed and tested in my research (www.LigaTie.com).
I’ve collaborated mainly with medical device industry in both Uppsala and the USA. I’ve completed education and training at our Business Incubator, Uppsala Innovation Centre.
I perform reviews for a number of scientific journals.
I am coordinator for staff and student exchange.