T Westergaard

Summary

Affiliation: Statens Serum Institut
Country: Denmark

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Birth weight and risk for childhood leukemia in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland
    Lisa Lyngsie Hjalgrim
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Center, Statens Serum Institut, Artillerivej 5, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:1549-56. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Birth order, sibship size and risk of Hodgkin's disease in children and young adults: a population-based study of 31 million person-years
    T Westergaard
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen
    Int J Cancer 72:977-81. 1997
  3. ncbi request reprint Sibship characteristics and risk of allergic rhinitis and asthma
    Tine Westergaard
    Division of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Epidemiol 162:125-32. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Reproductive history and allergic rhinitis among 31145 Danish women
    T Westergaard
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, 5 Artillerivej, DK 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
    Clin Exp Allergy 33:301-5. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint [Sibships characteristics, influenza and risk of schizophrenia. A population-based cohort study]
    T Westergaard
    Statens Serum Institut, Afdeling for Epidemiologisk Forskning
    Ugeskr Laeger 163:4745-9. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Exposure to prenatal and childhood infections and the risk of schizophrenia: suggestions from a study of sibship characteristics and influenza prevalence
    T Westergaard
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 56:993-8. 1999
  7. doi request reprint Autoimmune diseases in patients with multiple sclerosis and their first-degree relatives: a nationwide cohort study in Denmark
    N M Nielsen
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Mult Scler 14:823-9. 2008
  8. pmc Preterm delivery and risk of breast cancer
    M Melbye
    Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen
    Br J Cancer 80:609-13. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint Age at bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccination and risk of allergy and asthma
    P Bager
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Clin Exp Allergy 33:1512-7. 2003
  10. pmc Testicular cancer risk and maternal parity: a population-based cohort study
    T Westergaard
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen
    Br J Cancer 77:1180-5. 1998

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Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Birth weight and risk for childhood leukemia in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland
    Lisa Lyngsie Hjalgrim
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Center, Statens Serum Institut, Artillerivej 5, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:1549-56. 2004
    ..We conducted a population-based case-control study in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland to investigate the association between birth weight (and other birth characteristics) and the risk of childhood leukemia...
  2. ncbi request reprint Birth order, sibship size and risk of Hodgkin's disease in children and young adults: a population-based study of 31 million person-years
    T Westergaard
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen
    Int J Cancer 72:977-81. 1997
    ..Our findings are compatible with the hypothesis that delayed exposure to infection may be a risk factor for HD in young adults, and that early exposure perhaps to another infectious agent may increase the risk of HD in children...
  3. ncbi request reprint Sibship characteristics and risk of allergic rhinitis and asthma
    Tine Westergaard
    Division of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Epidemiol 162:125-32. 2005
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Reproductive history and allergic rhinitis among 31145 Danish women
    T Westergaard
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, 5 Artillerivej, DK 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
    Clin Exp Allergy 33:301-5. 2003
    ..Because such a deviation is also the hallmark of allergic disease, it was investigated whether allergic rhinitis in women was associated with an increased likelihood of becoming pregnant and having a successful outcome of pregnancies...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Sibships characteristics, influenza and risk of schizophrenia. A population-based cohort study]
    T Westergaard
    Statens Serum Institut, Afdeling for Epidemiologisk Forskning
    Ugeskr Laeger 163:4745-9. 2001
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Exposure to prenatal and childhood infections and the risk of schizophrenia: suggestions from a study of sibship characteristics and influenza prevalence
    T Westergaard
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 56:993-8. 1999
    ..Birth order and influenza prevalence were used as proxy measures for exposure to prenatal infection, and sibship size and interval to siblings were used as proxy measures for exposure to common childhood infections...
  7. doi request reprint Autoimmune diseases in patients with multiple sclerosis and their first-degree relatives: a nationwide cohort study in Denmark
    N M Nielsen
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Mult Scler 14:823-9. 2008
    ..Multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases might cluster. Our aim was to estimate the relative risk (RR) of other autoimmune diseases among MS patients and their first-degree relatives in a population-based cohort study...
  8. pmc Preterm delivery and risk of breast cancer
    M Melbye
    Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen
    Br J Cancer 80:609-13. 1999
    ..Only for the very small group of women with preterm deliveries of less than 32 weeks gestation did we observe an increased risk...
  9. ncbi request reprint Age at bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccination and risk of allergy and asthma
    P Bager
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Clin Exp Allergy 33:1512-7. 2003
    ..It has been proposed that early age at bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination protects against the development of allergy...
  10. pmc Testicular cancer risk and maternal parity: a population-based cohort study
    T Westergaard
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen
    Br J Cancer 77:1180-5. 1998
    ..The increase in the proportion of first-borns in the population has only contributed marginally to the increase in testicular cancer incidence...
  11. pmc Age at childhood infections and risk of atopy
    P Bager
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, 5 Artillerivej, DK 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
    Thorax 57:379-82. 2002
    ..The objective of our study was to investigate whether early age at exposure to these infections was associated with a decreased risk of atopy using information on exact age at infection...
  12. ncbi request reprint Second-trimester maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein and risk of adverse pregnancy outcome(1)
    T G Krause
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Obstet Gynecol 97:277-82. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: Pregnant women with extreme MSAFP values in the second trimester have an increased risk of fetal and infant deaths. Obstet Gynecol 2001;97:277-82...
  13. pmc Parity, age at first childbirth and the prognosis of primary breast cancer
    N Kroman
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen
    Br J Cancer 78:1529-33. 1998
    ..We speculate whether women who develop breast cancer despite an early first full-term pregnancy might represent a selected group with a more malignant disease...
  14. doi request reprint Caesarean delivery and risk of atopy and allergic disease: meta-analyses
    P Bager
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Artillerivej 5, DK 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
    Clin Exp Allergy 38:634-42. 2008
    ..However, previous studies have reported inconsistent findings...
  15. ncbi request reprint Maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein level during pregnancy and isolated cryptorchidism in male offspring
    Heather A Boyd
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Epidemiol 164:478-86. 2006
    ..High fetal AFP levels may contribute directly to events producing cryptorchidism; alternatively, elevated maternal serum AFP levels may reflect placental dysfunction, some aspect of which contributes to cryptorchidism...
  16. doi request reprint Familial aggregation of cryptorchidism--a nationwide cohort study
    Tine H Schnack
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1453-7. 2008
    ..In conclusion, inherited factors were found to have a moderate influence on the risk of cryptorchidism. The data are compatible with the hypothesis that maternal factors operating in utero are important for the risk of cryptorchidism...
  17. ncbi request reprint Type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis: A Danish population-based cohort study
    Nete M Nielsen
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen S Denmark
    Arch Neurol 63:1001-4. 2006
    ..Although HLA patterns of T1D and MS are considered mutually exclusive, individual and familial co-occurrence of the 2 diseases has been reported...
  18. ncbi request reprint Familial aggregation of hypospadias: a cohort study
    Tine H Schnack
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Epidemiol 167:251-6. 2008
    ..These findings indicate that genetic rather than intrauterine environmental factors have a principal role in causing familial hypospadias...
  19. ncbi request reprint Incidence of tonsillectomy in Denmark, 1980 to 2001
    Hanne Vestergaard
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen S, Denmark
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:1117-21. 2007
    ..Tonsillectomy is one of the most frequent operations performed on children and young adults, but little is known regarding its distribution by age, sex, and calendar period...
  20. ncbi request reprint Association between intussusception and tonsil disease in childhood
    Hanne Vestergaard
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Epidemiology 19:71-4. 2008
    ..The present study analyzes whether some children with intussusception subsequently have a higher risk of tonsil disease, suggesting an enhanced tendency to lymphoid hyperplasia...
  21. ncbi request reprint Testicular cancer risk in first- and second-generation immigrants to Denmark
    Charlotte Myrup
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, Artillerivej 5, 2300 Copenhagen South, Denmark
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:41-7. 2008
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Sibship characteristics and risk of multiple sclerosis: a nationwide cohort study in Denmark
    Peter Bager
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Epidemiol 163:1112-7. 2006
    ..singleton birth) or with the age of the mother or father at birth. These results do not lend support to the hypothesis that number of older siblings or any of the other sibship characteristics studied is associated with risk of MS...
  23. ncbi request reprint Familial risk of multiple sclerosis: a nationwide cohort study
    Nete Munk Nielsen
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Epidemiol 162:774-8. 2005
    ..5% in women and 0.3% for men. Spouses of MS patients did not experience an increased risk of MS, suggesting no major role for environmental factors acting in adulthood...
  24. ncbi request reprint Mode of delivery and risk of allergic rhinitis and asthma
    Peter Bager
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 111:51-6. 2003
    ..Furthermore, it has been suggested that complicated modes of delivery might be associated with an increased risk of asthma...
  25. ncbi request reprint Does pregnancy induce the shedding of premalignant ovarian cells?
    Klaus Rostgaard
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Epidemiology 14:168-73. 2003
    ..High parity is associated with reduced risk of ovarian cancer. One hypothesis is that pregnancy is associated with clearance of a fraction of the genetically modified (premalignant) cells from the ovaries...
  26. ncbi request reprint Smallpox vaccination and risk of allergy and asthma
    Peter Bager
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, 5 Artillerivej, DK 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 111:1227-31. 2003
    ..It has been proposed that childhood vaccinations may influence the development of allergy. Atopy and allergic diseases have increased after routine smallpox vaccination was stopped in the 1970s...
  27. ncbi request reprint Birth weight as a risk factor for childhood leukemia: a meta-analysis of 18 epidemiologic studies
    Lisa Lyngsie Hjalgrim
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Center, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Epidemiol 158:724-35. 2003
    ..Our findings support a relation between birth weight and childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia risk and emphasize the need for additional studies of the biologic mechanisms underlying this association...
  28. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding and risk of atopic dermatitis, by parental history of allergy, during the first 18 months of life
    Christine Stabell Benn
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Epidemiol 160:217-23. 2004
    ..03). The authors found no overall effects of exclusive or partial breastfeeding on the risk of atopic dermatitis. However, the effect of exclusive breastfeeding for 4 months or more depended on parental history of allergic diseases...
  29. ncbi request reprint Childhood infections and risk of multiple sclerosis
    Peter Bager
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Statens Serum Institut, 5 Artillerivej, DK 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
    Brain 127:2491-7. 2004
    ..Our findings suggest that measles, rubella, mumps, varicella, pertussis and scarlet fever, even if acquired late in childhood, are not associated with increased risk of multiple sclerosis later in life...
  30. ncbi request reprint Reproductive factors and extreme levels of maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein: a population-based study
    Ulrikke Lei
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Center, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 83:1147-51. 2004
    ..Consequently, the objective of this work was to describe the possible relationship between AFP levels during pregnancy and maternal age at birth, maternal age at first birth, parity, time since previous birth and gender of the offspring...
  31. pmc Maternal and gestational risk factors for hypospadias
    Olof Akre
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1071-6. 2008
    ..An increase in the prevalence of hypospadias has been reported, but the environmental causes remain virtually unknown...
  32. ncbi request reprint A comparison of risk factors for wheeze and recurrent cough in preschool children
    Christian Hermann
    Department of Epidemiology Research, Danish Epidemiology Science Center, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Epidemiol 162:345-50. 2005
    ..003), gestational age (p = 0.0002), maternal history of asthma (p = 0.0008), and standard of housing condition (p = 0.04)-all risk factors for WH but not RC. Results may suggest that the two conditions have different etiologies...