Risto Kaaja
Professor, Internal Medicine (Department of Clinical Medicine)

Professor, Internal Medicine (Department of Clinical Medicine)

riskaa@utu.fi
+358 46 922 5738

Kiinamyllynkatu 4-8
Turku





Areas of expertise
Diabetes; Obstetric Medicine; Hypertension; Thrombophilia related to pregnancy; gender differences in diseases

Biography

Professor Risto Kaaja (MD, PhD, University of Helsinki) studied medicine in the Faculté Libre de Médecine de Lille, France and specialized in internal medicine in 1986. Thereafter by clinical work in the Women´s Hospital of Helsinki University Hospital (1986-2008) and research became a specialist in obstetric medicine. In January 2009 he was appointed as Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Turku.



Research

Pr. Kaaja has over 200 original publications, 50 reviews in international and local medical journals and books. His main interests have been related to interactions between different medical conditions and pregnancy, above all pre-eclampsia and it´s connections to cardiovascular health later in women´s life. In 2005 he wrote a review on this topic (Pregnancy- a window to women´s health) in JAMA with Pr Ian Greer. He has also written many papers on autoimmune diseases, thromboembolic complications and treatment with low molecular weight heparins. In diabetes, his studies have covered introductions of new insulin analogues during pregnancy and he has been investigator in all pivotal insulin analogue studies concerning safety and efficacy during pregnancy. He has been supervisor in 10 thesis, and opponent in 11 thesis in Finland and abroad.



Teaching

Teaching responsabilities: 1) Internal medicine and obstetric medicine for medical students and future dentists, 2) Internal medicine specialisation programme for MDs

Special interest areas: obstetric medicine, diabetes and metabolic syndrome in women, gender differences in internal medicine



Publications
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IDO activity forecasts obesity in females in 10-year follow-up study: the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns study (2019)
Thrombosis Research
P. Niinisalo, O.T.Raitakari, M. Kähonen, J. Viikari, M. Juonala, R. Kaaja
(
O2 Other)

2018 ESC Guidelines for the management of cardiovascular diseases during pregnancy (2018)
European Heart Journal
Regitz-Zagrosek V, Roos-Hesselink JW, Bauersachs J, Blomström-Lundqvist C, Cífková R, De Bonis M, Iung B, Johnson MR, Kintscher U, Kranke P, Lang IM, Morais J, Pieper PG, Presbitero P, Price S, Seeland U, Rosano GMC, Swan L, Simoncini T, Warnes CA; ESC Scientific Document Group
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Akuuttia sisämedisiinaa tarvitaan (2018)
Lääkärilehti
Kuusisto Johanna, Kaukinen Katri, Kaaja Risto
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Does the hormone "endogenous ouabain" exist in the human circulation? (2018)
BioFactors
Risto J. Kaaja, M. Gary Nicholls
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Raskaus ja laskimotukos (2018)
Duodecim
Päivi Galambosi, Veli-Matti Ulander, Risto Kaaja
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Sex differences in management and outcomes of patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease: A report from TECOS (2018)
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
Alfredsson J, Green JB, Stevens SR, Reed SD, Armstrong PW, Angelyn Bethel M, Engel SS, McGuire DK, Van de Werf F, Hramiak I, White HD, Peterson ED, Holman RR, TECOS Study Group
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Tromboottinen ja raskausennustetta heikentävä fosfolipidivasta-aineoireyhtymä (2018)
Duodecim
Lassila R, Kaaja R
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Epidemiology of puerperium-associated venous thromboembolism: a population-based study (2017)
Thrombosis Research
Galambosi P, Gissler M, Kaaja R, Ulander VM
(
O2 Other)

Erratum. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Can Be Prevented by Lifestyle Intervention: The Finnish Gestational Diabetes Prevention Study (RADIEL). A Randomized Controlled Trial. Diabetes Care 2016;39:24-30. (2017) Koivusalo SB, Rönö K, Klemetti MM, Roine RP, Lindström J, Erkkola M, Kaaja RJ, Pöyhönen-Alho M, Tiitinen A, Huvinen E, Andersson S, Laivuori H, Valkama A, Meinilä J, Kautiainen H, Eriksson JG, Stach-Lempinen B.
(
O2 Other)

Incidence and risk factors of venous thromboembolism during postpartum period: a population-based cohort-study (2017)
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Galambosi PJ, Gissler M, Kaaja RJ, Ulander VM
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin and Recurrent Placenta-Mediated Pregnancy Complications: A Meta-analysis of Individual Patient Data From Randomised Controlled Trials (2017)
Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey
Rodger MA, Gris JC, de Vries JIP, Martinelli I, Rey E, Schleussner E, Middeldorp S, Kaaja R, Langlois NJ, Ramsay T, Mallick R, Bates SM, Abheiden CNH, Perna A, Petroff D, de Jong P, van Hoorn ME, Bezemer PD, Mayhew AD
(
O2 Other)

Raskausdiabetes siirtää riskin sukupolvelta toiselle - voiko ketjun katkaista? (2017)
Diabetes ja lääkäri
Kaaja Risto
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Termination of pregnancy and sterilisation in women with childhood-onset type 1 diabetes (2017)
Diabetologia
Sjöberg Leena, Kaaja Risto, Gissler Mika, Tuomilehto Jaakko, Tiitinen Aila, Pitkäniemi Janne
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

A meta-analysis of low-molecular-weight heparin to prevent pregnancy loss in women with inherited thrombophilia (2016)
Blood
Leslie Skeith, Marc Carrier, Risto Kaaja, Ida Martinelli, David Petroff, Ekkehard Schleußner, Carl A. Laskin, Marc A. Rodger
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Antikoagulaatiohoito raskauden aikana (2016)
Sydänääni: Suomen Kardiologisen Seuran Lehti
Kaaja R
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Extended Thromboprophylaxis with Betrixaban in Acutely Ill Medical Patients (2016)
New England Journal of Medicine
Cohen AT, Harrington RA, Goldhaber SZ, Hull RD, Wiens BL, Gold A, Hernandez AF, Gibson CM; for the APEX Investigators
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Can Be Prevented by Lifestyle Intervention: The Finnish Gestational Diabetes Prevention Study (RADIEL): A Randomized Controlled Trial. (2016)
Diabetes Care
Koivusalo SB, Rönö K, Klemetti MM, Roine RP, Lindström J, Erkkola M, Kaaja RJ, Pöyhönen-Alho M, Tiitinen A, Huvinen E, Andersson S, Laivuori H, Valkama A, Meinilä J, Kautiainen H, Eriksson JG, Stach-Lempinen B
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

HLA-C antibodies in women with recurrent miscarriage suggests that antibody mediated rejection is one of the mechanisms leading to recurrent miscarriage (2016)
Journal of Reproductive Immunology
Meulernan T, van Beelen E, Kaaja RJ, van Lith JMM, Claas FHJ, Bloemenkamp KWM
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Huoli sisä­tau­ti­päi­vys­tyksen tule­vai­suu­desta (2016)
Lääkärilehti
Kaaja. Risto
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Kardiomyopatiat ja raskaus (2016)
Duodecim
Kardiologia Lehto P, Kaaja R
(
D2 Article in a professional research book)


Last updated on 2019-16-07 at 02:24