Kari Tikkinen, Professor of Urology

20062020

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Curriculum vitae

Professor Kari Tikkinen, MD, PhD, is consultant urologist and clinical epidemiologist at the Departments of Urology and Public Health, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, Finland. 

He received his MD in 2004 and PhD in 2010 at the University of Tampere, Finland. In early 2014, he returned to Finland after 3 years as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University, Canada, hosted by Distinguished Professor Gordon Guyatt. Besides his clinical work in urology, he is an Academy of Finland clinical researcher since 2014, teaches at the University of Helsinki, and is leading the Clinical Urology and Epidemiology (CLUE) Working Group (http://www.clueworkinggroup.com) – a strong collaborative network of international collaborators. 

His research initially focused on population studies of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), in particular nocturia and overactive bladder. His PhD thesis addressing these issues was awarded the best thesis of the year at the University of Tampere (all faculties), and received international recognition. While his research group is actively continuing LUTS research, his experience at McMaster has considerably broadened his research focus. 

Prof. Tikkinen recently chaired two prestigious guidelines: the European Association of Urology (EAU) Guideline on Thromboprophylaxis in Urological Surgery and The BMJ’s Rapid Recommendation on Prostate Cancer Screening. The EAU Guideline addressing thromboprophylaxis in urologic surgery, published in March 2017, is the first ever procedure- and patient risk factor specific surgical thromboprophylaxis guideline, and has the potential to rationalize current widely varying clinical practice.

Prof. Tikkinen is the national principal investigator of the WHO-led SOLIDARITY trial on COVID-19 treatments and the gloabl co-principal investigator of the APPEAL trial on antibiotic prophylaxis before urinary stone shock wave therapy.

External positions

Chairman of the BMJ’s Rapid Recommendation on Prostate Cancer Screening, BMJ Publishing Group Limited

Dec 2016Sep 2018

Panel Member of the ASH Guideline on Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Surgical Patients, American Society of Hematology

Jul 2015 → …

Chairman of the EAU Guideline Panel on Thromboprophylaxis in Urological Surgery, European Association of Urology

Feb 2012Aug 2018

Panel Member of the EAU Guideline on Non‐neurogenic Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS), European Association of Urology

Feb 2011 → …

Fields of Science

  • 3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
  • urology

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

Baseline Risks of Venous Thromboembolism and Major Bleeding are Crucial in Decision-making on Thromboprophylaxis

Tikkinen, K. A. O. & Guyatt, G. H., Sep 2020, In : European Urology. 78, 3, p. 369-370 2 p.

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Luotettava lääketiede koronaviruksen kourissa

Rutanen, J. & Tikkinen, K. O., 29 May 2020, In : Suomen lääkärilehti. 75, 22, p. 1356-1357 2 p.

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The Impact of Nocturia on Falls and Fractures: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Pesonen, J. S., Vernooij, R. W. M., Cartwright, R., Aoki, Y., Agarwal, A., Mangera, A., Markland, A. D., Tsui, J. F., Santti, H., Griebling, T. L., Pryalukhin, A. E., Riikonen, J., Tähtinen, R. M., Vaughan, C. P., Johnson, T. M., Heels-Ansdell, D., Guyatt, G. H. & Tikkinen, K. A. O., Apr 2020, In : Journal of Urology. 203, 4, p. 674-683 10 p.

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The Impact of Nocturia on Mortality: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Pesonen, J. S., Cartwright, R., Vernooij, R. W. M., Aoki, Y., Agarwal, A., Mangera, A., Markland, A. D., Tsui, J. F., Santti, H., Griebling, T. L., Pryalukhin, A. E., Riikonen, J., Tähtinen, R. M., Vaughan, C. P., Johnson, T. M., Auvinen, A., Heels-Ansdell, D., Guyatt, G. H. & Tikkinen, K. A. O., Mar 2020, In : Journal of Urology. 203, 3, p. 486-494 9 p.

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