Mika Gissler

Summary

Affiliation: National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. pmc Monitoring of IVF birth outcomes in Finland: a data quality study
    Mika Gissler
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Information Division, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 4:3. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy-related deaths in four regions of Europe and the United States in 1999-2000: characterisation of unreported deaths
    Mika Gissler
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Information Division, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 133:179-85. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Quality of data on subsequent events in a routine Medical Birth Register
    Mika Gissler
    STAKES, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, PO Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    Med Inform Internet Med 27:33-8. 2002
  4. pmc Register based monitoring shows decreasing socioeconomic differences in Finnish perinatal health
    M Gissler
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:433-9. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Fertility and perinatal health among Finnish immigrants in Sweden
    Mika Gissler
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, STAKES, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 57:1443-54. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Injury deaths, suicides and homicides associated with pregnancy, Finland 1987-2000
    Mika Gissler
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, STAKES Information Division, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 15:459-63. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Stillbirths and infant deaths among migrants in industrialized countries
    Mika Gissler
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 88:134-48. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Methods for identifying pregnancy-associated deaths: population-based data from Finland 1987-2000
    Mika Gissler
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, STAKES Information Division, Helsinki, Finland
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 18:448-55. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint IVF treatments and their outcomes in Finland in the 1990s
    M Gissler
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 80:937-44. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Comparison between research data and routinely collected register data for studying childhood health
    M Gissler
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health, Finland
    Eur J Epidemiol 16:59-66. 2000

Detail Information

Publications97

  1. pmc Monitoring of IVF birth outcomes in Finland: a data quality study
    Mika Gissler
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Information Division, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 4:3. 2004
    ..The collection of information on infertility treatments is important for the surveillance of potential health consequences and to monitor service provision...
  2. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy-related deaths in four regions of Europe and the United States in 1999-2000: characterisation of unreported deaths
    Mika Gissler
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Information Division, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 133:179-85. 2007
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Quality of data on subsequent events in a routine Medical Birth Register
    Mika Gissler
    STAKES, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, PO Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    Med Inform Internet Med 27:33-8. 2002
    ..The maintenance of health registers has become routine. The main prerequisite for their use is that registers be complete and that their contents correspond to reality...
  4. pmc Register based monitoring shows decreasing socioeconomic differences in Finnish perinatal health
    M Gissler
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:433-9. 2003
    ..The aim of this paper was to investigate whether socioeconomic differences in perinatal health in Finland could be regularly monitored using routinely collected data from one single register...
  5. ncbi request reprint Fertility and perinatal health among Finnish immigrants in Sweden
    Mika Gissler
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, STAKES, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 57:1443-54. 2003
    ..The relatively good outcome of children whose mothers were born in Finland but who had given birth in Sweden can partly be explained by the healthy migrant effect...
  6. ncbi request reprint Injury deaths, suicides and homicides associated with pregnancy, Finland 1987-2000
    Mika Gissler
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, STAKES Information Division, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 15:459-63. 2005
    ..Only few studies have been carried out on the relationship between pregnancy and deaths from external causes...
  7. doi request reprint Stillbirths and infant deaths among migrants in industrialized countries
    Mika Gissler
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 88:134-48. 2009
    ..There are studies which show that some migrant groups have similar or even better outcomes than those from the receiving country. Equally, raised risk of adverse outcomes for other migrant groups has been reported...
  8. ncbi request reprint Methods for identifying pregnancy-associated deaths: population-based data from Finland 1987-2000
    Mika Gissler
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, STAKES Information Division, Helsinki, Finland
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 18:448-55. 2004
    ..If possible, pregnancies not ending in a live birth should be included in the data linkages...
  9. ncbi request reprint IVF treatments and their outcomes in Finland in the 1990s
    M Gissler
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 80:937-44. 2001
    ..Our purpose is to summarize the procedures and treatment outcomes in Finland in the 1990s and to compare the results between public and private clinics...
  10. ncbi request reprint Comparison between research data and routinely collected register data for studying childhood health
    M Gissler
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health, Finland
    Eur J Epidemiol 16:59-66. 2000
    ..Specific cohort studies with separate data collection is still needed to study for example outpatient care, self-assessed health, growth and development...
  11. doi request reprint The feasibility of European reproductive health indicators
    Mika Gissler
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 13:376-86. 2008
    ..Our aim was to study the availability, feasibility and comparability of the reproductive health indicators and to illustrate whether cross-country comparisons are feasible for pinpointing areas of concern and future research...
  12. doi request reprint Maternal and perinatal characteristics and the risk of cow's milk allergy in infants up to 2 years of age: a case-control study nested in the Finnish population
    Johanna Metsälä
    Department of Health, Functional Capacity and Welfare, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 171:1310-6. 2010
    ..In conclusion, maternal background and perinatal factors may play a role in the development of CMA, but further research is needed to clarify these associations and the underpinning biologic mechanisms...
  13. doi request reprint Male fetal sex is associated with earlier onset of placental abruption
    Minna Tikkanen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 89:916-23. 2010
    ..Although more common with male fetuses, outcomes have not been evaluated by sex. Our aim was to find out whether short-term morbidity differs by infant sex in cases with placental abruption and in controls...
  14. doi request reprint Decreasing perinatal mortality in placental abruption
    Minna Tikkanen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Children s Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 92:298-305. 2013
    ..To study perinatal mortality associated with placental abruption...
  15. doi request reprint Decreasing incidence of placental abruption in Finland during 1980-2005
    Minna Tikkanen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 91:1046-52. 2012
    ..To study the incidence trends of placental abruption...
  16. doi request reprint Increased prevalence of major congenital anomalies in births with placental abruption
    Outi Riihimäki
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Children s Hospital, University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Obstet Gynecol 122:268-74. 2013
    ..To examine the association between major congenital anomalies and placental abruption...
  17. doi request reprint Maternal deaths in Finland: focus on placental abruption
    Minna Tikkanen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 88:1124-7. 2009
    ..The main causes to maternal death are thromboembolism and obstetric hemorrhage. Deaths to placental abruption are rare, but still seven times higher than the overall MMR...
  18. pmc Resource allocation of in vitro fertilization: a nationwide register-based cohort study
    Reija Klemetti
    STAKES, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:210. 2007
    ..private) and to discuss how fairly the IVF resources are allocated in Finland...
  19. doi request reprint Young age and termination of pregnancy during the second trimester are risk factors for repeat second-trimester abortion
    Maarit J Mentula
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:107.e1-7. 2010
    ..The objective of the study was to characterize women undergoing a termination of pregnancy (TOP) during the second trimester and to evaluate the risk factors and timing of repeat TOP...
  20. ncbi request reprint Complications of IVF and ovulation induction
    Reija Klemetti
    Research on Practices, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Hum Reprod 20:3293-300. 2005
    ..We examined the occurrence of serious complications and miscarriages leading to hospitalization or operation after IVF (including microinjections and frozen embryo transfers) and OI treatment (with or without insemination)...
  21. doi request reprint Alcohol and substance abuse identified during pregnancy: maternal morbidity, child morbidity and welfare interventions
    Taisto Sarkola
    Children s Hospital, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Paediatr 101:784-90. 2012
    ..To study the relations between postnatal maternal morbidity, child morbidity and welfare interventions in families with prenatal alcohol or substance abuse...
  22. ncbi request reprint Children born after assisted fertilization have an increased rate of major congenital anomalies
    Reija Klemetti
    Health Services Research, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, Helsinki, Finland
    Fertil Steril 84:1300-7. 2005
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Can the outcome of the next pregnancy be predicted at the time of induced abortion?
    Oskari Heikinheimo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Helsinki, PO Box 140, SF 00029, HUS, Finland
    Hum Reprod 24:820-6. 2009
    ..Factors predicting the outcome of the next pregnancy following termination of pregnancy (TOP) are poorly known...
  24. ncbi request reprint Mode of delivery and problems in subsequent births: a register-based study from Finland
    Elina Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:169-77. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of delivery on problems in subsequent births...
  25. doi request reprint Nationwide register-based surveillance system on drugs and pregnancy in Finland 1996-2006
    Miia Artama
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, THL, Helsinki, Finland
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 20:729-38. 2011
    ....
  26. pmc Stillbirth, early death and neonatal morbidity among offspring of female cancer survivors
    Laura Maria Madanat-Harjuoja
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Oncol 52:1152-9. 2013
    ..Increased awareness of the adverse effects of cancer treatments has prompted the development of fertility preserving regimens for the growing population of cancer survivors who desire to have children of their own...
  27. pmc Infant and childhood neurodevelopmental outcomes following prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors: overview and design of a Finnish Register-Based Study (FinESSI)
    Heli Malm
    Teratology Information, HUSLAB and Helsinki University Central Hospital, Tukholmankatu 17, P, O, Box 790, 00029 HUS, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Psychiatry 12:217. 2012
    ..We describe the methods and design of a population-based study examining the association between prenatal SSRI exposure and neurodevelopment until age 14...
  28. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy-associated mortality after birth, spontaneous abortion, or induced abortion in Finland, 1987-2000
    Mika Gissler
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Information Division, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:422-7. 2004
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Sexual behaviour and lifestyles of young men in Finland, 1998-2005. Cross-sectional survey of military conscripts
    Minna Nikula
    STAKES, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 14:17-26. 2009
    ..To reveal sexual risk behaviour over time and to explore the associations of sexual risk behaviour, HIV-testing and socio-demographic and lifestyle characteristics, including alcohol and drug use among young men...
  30. doi request reprint Prevalence of Down's syndrome in a pregnant population in Finland
    Jaana Marttala
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 89:715-7. 2010
    ..The majority of new Down's syndrome cases occurred in the group having older women (61.1%), even though 35 years is the arbitrary threshold...
  31. doi request reprint Perinatal health monitoring in Europe: results from the EURO-PERISTAT project
    Mika Gissler
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Inform Health Soc Care 35:64-79. 2010
    ..To improve international comparisons, stillbirth definitions should be standardised and a short list of causes of fetal and infant deaths should be developed...
  32. doi request reprint Immediate adverse events after second trimester medical termination of pregnancy: results of a nationwide registry study
    Maarit J Mentula
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, P O Box 610, 00029 HUS Helsinki, Finland
    Hum Reprod 26:927-32. 2011
    ..The risks of surgical evacuation and infection do not increase with gestational weeks in the second trimester TOP...
  33. doi request reprint Risk factors for blood transfusion at delivery in Finland
    Maija Jakobsson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 92:414-20. 2013
    ..To examine the prevalence and risk factors for blood transfusion during delivery...
  34. doi request reprint Early healthcare utilization and welfare interventions among children of mothers with alcohol and substance abuse: a retrospective cohort study
    Taisto Sarkola
    Children s Hospital, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Paediatr 100:1379-85. 2011
    ..Early childhood healthcare utilization, mortality and welfare interventions were studied among children of mothers with identified gestational alcohol and/or substance abuse...
  35. pmc Maternal care and birth outcomes among ethnic minority women in Finland
    Maili Malin
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Public Health 9:84. 2009
    ..The aim of this study is to compare the access to and use of maternity services, and their outcomes among ethnic minority women having a singleton birth in Finland...
  36. doi request reprint Cesarean section rates among health professionals in Finland, 1990-2006
    Elina Hemminki
    Health and Social Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, P O Box 30, 00271, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 88:1138-44. 2009
    ..This may be an important explanation of the relatively low, compared to international rates, and stable cesarean section rates in Finland...
  37. doi request reprint Health of children born after ovulation induction
    Reija Klemetti
    Health Services Research, STAKES, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Fertil Steril 93:1157-68. 2010
    ..To study the health of children born after ovulation induction (OI)...
  38. doi request reprint Perinatal factors and the risk of asthma in childhood--a population-based register study in Finland
    Johanna Metsälä
    Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 168:170-8. 2008
    ..In conclusion, perinatal factors play a role in the development of asthma in childhood, but the etiology may differ in early and late-onset asthma...
  39. doi request reprint Maternal welfare, morbidity and mortality 6-15 years after a pregnancy complicated by alcohol and substance abuse: a register-based case-control follow-up study of 524 women
    Hanna Kahila
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, POB 140, FIN 00029 HUCH, Helsinki, Finland
    Drug Alcohol Depend 111:215-21. 2010
    ..A register-based retrospective case-control study to investigate the long-term morbidity, mortality, and welfare among women with alcohol and/or substance misuse identified during pregnancy...
  40. ncbi request reprint Health of children born as a result of in vitro fertilization
    Reija Klemetti
    Health Services Research, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatrics 118:1819-27. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to use nationwide registries to examine the health of children up to 4 years of age who were born as a result of in vitro fertilization...
  41. doi request reprint Loop electrosurgical excision procedure and the risk for preterm delivery
    Annu Heinonen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Obstet Gynecol 121:1063-8. 2013
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Mother's and offspring's use of antibiotics and infant allergy to cow's milk
    Johanna Metsälä
    Department of Lifestyle and Participation, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Epidemiology 24:303-9. 2013
    ..Evidence on the association between antibiotics and the risk of food allergies is limited. We explored the associations between mother's and offspring's use of antibiotics and the risk of cow's milk allergy in infancy...
  43. doi request reprint Cancer incidence among Finnish women with surgical treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, 1987-2006
    Maija Jakobsson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 128:1187-91. 2011
    ..Delivery after the CIN surgery did not decrease the overall cancer risk. In conclusion, women previously treated for CIN have an increased long-term risk of cancers related to human papillomavirus (HPV) and smoking...
  44. pmc Use of psychotropic drugs before pregnancy and the risk for induced abortion: population-based register-data from Finland 1996-2006
    Mika Gissler
    THL National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Public Health 10:383. 2010
    ..Some, though not all studies have reported an increased risk for mental health problems after an induced abortion. Problems with design and data have compromised these studies and the generalisation of their results...
  45. ncbi request reprint Comparison of perinatal health of children born from IVF in Finland in the early and late 1990s
    Reija Klemetti
    STAKES, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Hum Reprod 17:2192-8. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate whether perinatal health outcomes changed during the 1990s with the increasing use of IVF...
  46. doi request reprint Age, parity, history of abortion and contraceptive choices affect the risk of repeat abortion
    Oskari Heikinheimo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Helsinki, SF 00029 Helsinki, Finland
    Contraception 78:149-54. 2008
    ..However, risk factors as regards repeat abortion are poorly understood. We characterized risk factors related to sociodemographic characteristics, history of abortion and post-abortal contraception...
  47. pmc Preterm delivery among female survivors of childhood, adolescent and young adulthood cancer
    Laura Maria Madanat-Harjuoja
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 127:1669-79. 2010
    ..Such adverse pregnancy outcomes can occur a decade or more after cancer diagnosis, indicating a continued need for obstetric awareness, surveillance and counseling in former patients with cancer...
  48. ncbi request reprint Are health expectations of term breech infants unrealistically high?
    Veli Matti Ulander
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, and STAKES National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 83:180-6. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the effect of fetal presentation and mode of delivery on infant outcome in a nation-wide study...
  49. ncbi request reprint Equity in the use of IVF in Finland in the late 1990s
    Reija Klemetti
    STAKES, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 32:203-9. 2004
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Obstetric and neonatal outcome after single embryo transfer
    P Poikkeus
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Hum Reprod 22:1073-9. 2007
    ..Our objective was to compare the obstetric and neonatal outcome of SET singletons with the outcome of singletons following double embryo transfer (DET) and spontaneous conception...
  51. ncbi request reprint The danger of overmatching in studies of the perinatal mortality and birthweight of infants born after assisted conception
    M Gissler
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 69:73-5. 1996
    ..To examine the impact of gestation length and plurality on short-term outcome of in vitro fertilization (IVF)-children...
  52. pmc Sex differences in age-related cardiovascular mortality
    Tomi S Mikkola
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 8:e63347. 2013
    ..Thus, we studied possible sex differences in age-adjusted mortality for CVD and non-vascular diseases stratifying our findings by specific age groups...
  53. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking behavior, background and neonatal health in Finnish children subsequently placed in foster care
    Mirjam Kalland
    Social Work and Family Research, University of Helsinki, Folkhalsan Research Center, Paasikivenkatu 4, 00250 Helsinki, and Hospital for Children and Youth, Finland
    Child Abuse Negl 30:1037-47. 2006
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Effect of in vitro fertilization practices on multiple pregnancy rates in Finland
    Aila Tiitinen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Fertil Steril 82:1689-90. 2004
    ..The Finnish experience shows that the practice of reducing the number of transferred embryos can be implemented while maintaining good pregnancy rates...
  55. doi request reprint Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and risk for major congenital anomalies
    Heli Malm
    Teratology Information Service, Helsinki University Central Hospital and HUSLAB, Helsinki, Finland
    Obstet Gynecol 118:111-20. 2011
    ..To estimate the risk of major congenital anomalies after exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors during pregnancy...
  56. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for out-of-home custody child care among families with alcohol and substance abuse problems
    Taisto Sarkola
    Department of Pediatrics, Helsinki University Central Hospital for Children and Adolescents, POB 281, FIN 00029 HUCH, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Paediatr 96:1571-6. 2007
    ..To study the risk of children to mothers with alcohol and/or substance abuse related problems for early childhood out-of-home care in Finland...
  57. ncbi request reprint Reproductive effects of in utero exposure to estrogen and progestin drugs
    E Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research Unit, Helsinki, Finland
    Fertil Steril 71:1092-8. 1999
    ..To determine whether in utero exposure to estrogens and progestins other than diethylstilbestrol reduces fertility in offspring...
  58. ncbi request reprint Obstetric outcome among women with unexplained infertility after IVF: a matched case-control study
    Rita Isaksson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, PO Box 140, FIN 00029 HUS, Finland
    Hum Reprod 17:1755-61. 2002
    ..Women with unexplained infertility are reported to be at an increased risk of intrauterine growth restriction during pregnancy, but not for other perinatal complications...
  59. doi request reprint Trends in socioeconomic differences in Finnish perinatal health 1991-2006
    M Gissler
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:420-5. 2009
    ..Socioeconomic differences in perinatal health decreased in Finland in the late 1990s. Whether the decreasing socioeconomic differences in perinatal health observed in Finland in the late 1990s have continued in 2000-6 was studied...
  60. ncbi request reprint Variation in referring newborns to special care in Finland
    E Hemminki
    Health Services Research Unit, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 27:124-7. 1999
    ..The indications for referring newborns into special care, especially in hospitals with high rates of referral, requires scrutiny...
  61. ncbi request reprint Declining perinatal mortality in Finland between 1987 and 1994: contribution of different subgroups
    E Forssas
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research Unit, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 80:177-81. 1998
    ..To examine the extent to which the decline in perinatal mortality is attributable to some subgroups, especially to certain birthweight or gestation groups...
  62. ncbi request reprint Maternal predictors of perinatal mortality: the role of birthweight
    E Forssas
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research Unit, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Epidemiol 28:475-8. 1999
    ..To locate potential sites for intervention, it is important to identify these risk factors and examine how much of the excess mortality is explained by infants' low birthweight...
  63. doi request reprint Induced abortions previous to IVF: an epidemiologic register-based study from Finland
    E Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, PO Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    Hum Reprod 23:1320-3. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify how many women treated for infertility had an abortion history, as well as when those abortions were carried out, and for what reasons...
  64. doi request reprint Socioeconomic and regional aspects in the use of specialized psychiatric care--a Finnish nationwide follow-up study
    Reija Paananen
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 23:372-7. 2013
    ..Here, we assess equity in access to psychiatric care in a long-term nationwide follow-up study from birth to early adulthood...
  65. doi request reprint Effects of maternal epilepsy and antiepileptic drug use during pregnancy on perinatal health in offspring: nationwide, retrospective cohort study in Finland
    Miia Artama
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, PO Box 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    Drug Saf 36:359-69. 2013
    ..Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) pass through the placenta and may affect neonatal outcome...
  66. doi request reprint Intrauterine contraception: incidence and factors associated with uterine perforation--a population-based study
    Janina Kaislasuo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital, PO Box 610, SF 00029 HUS, Helsinki, Finland
    Hum Reprod 27:2658-63. 2012
    ..What are the incidence and factors associated with uterine perforation by modern copper intrauterine device (Cu-IUD) and the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS)?..
  67. pmc Exposure to female hormone drugs during pregnancy: effect on malformations and cancer
    E Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research Unit, Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Cancer 80:1092-7. 1999
    ..Non-existence of the risk, negative confounding, weak exposure or low study-power may explain the negative findings...
  68. doi request reprint The prevalence of children affected by parental cancer and their use of specialized psychiatric services: the 1987 Finnish Birth Cohort study
    Mika Niemela
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 131:2117-25. 2012
    ..58 million survivors and 2.85 million children. A significant part of working age population is thus struggling with concerns related to serious illness, parenting and the wellbeing of children...
  69. ncbi request reprint Parity, tubal sterilization, hysterectomy and risk of primary fallopian tube carcinoma in Finland, 1975-2004
    Annika Riska
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Haartmaninkatu 2, 00290 Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 120:1351-4. 2007
    ..32 (95% CI 0.19-0.52). The OR for sterilization was 0.74 (95% CI 0.42-1.30) and for hysterectomy 1.27 (95% CI 0.73-2.21). Our findings suggest a possible hormonal background as regards the development of PFTC...
  70. doi request reprint Congenital upper limb deficiencies and associated malformations in Finland: a population-based study
    Eeva Koskimies
    Department of Orthopedic and Hand Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Children s Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Hand Surg Am 36:1058-65. 2011
    ..Radial ray deficiency, ulnar ray deficiency, central ray deficiency, transverse arrest, phocomelia, undergrowth, and constriction band syndrome with skeletal defects were evaluated...
  71. doi request reprint Loop electrosurgical excision procedure and the risk for preterm birth
    Maija Jakobsson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Obstet Gynecol 114:504-10. 2009
    ..To study whether loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) conization is associated with preterm birth and to study the effect of cone size on preterm birth...
  72. ncbi request reprint What is the most relevant standard of success in assisted reproduction?: The value of cryopreservation on cumulative pregnancy rates per single oocyte retrieval should not be forgotten
    A Tiitinen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital and STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Hum Reprod 19:2439-41. 2004
    ..9% for 2002, as well as a reduction of the proportion of multiple births in the nationwide Medical Birth Registry...
  73. pmc Smoking during pregnancy in Finland: determinants and trends, 1987-1997
    N Jaakkola
    Environmental Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Public Health 91:284-6. 2001
    ..This study examined determinants of and trends in smoking during pregnancy in Finland from 1987 through 1997...
  74. ncbi request reprint The incidence of preterm deliveries decreases in Finland
    M Jakobsson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    BJOG 115:38-43. 2008
    ..OBJECTIVE; We examined the trends and risk factors of preterm delivery...
  75. doi request reprint Long-term mortality in women treated for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
    M Jakobsson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    BJOG 116:838-44. 2009
    ..We also wanted to study whether pregnancy beyond 22 weeks post-treatment affects the risk...
  76. ncbi request reprint Underreporting of pregnancy-related mortality in the United States and Europe
    Catherine Deneux-Tharaux
    Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Medicale U 149, Epidemiological Research Unit on Perinatal and Women s Health, Paris, France
    Obstet Gynecol 106:684-92. 2005
    ..Our objective was to uniformly measure underreporting of mortality from pregnancy in official statistics from selected regions within the U.S. and Europe, and to provide comparable revised profiles of pregnancy-related mortality...
  77. ncbi request reprint Infertility and the use of infertility treatments in Finland: prevalence and socio-demographic determinants 1992-2004
    Anna Niina Terävä
    School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Medisiinarinkatu 3, 33520 Tampere, Finland
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 136:61-6. 2008
    ..To examine changes in the use of infertility treatments by time, the causes of infertility, lifetime prevalence of subfertility, and the use of infertility treatments by socio-demographic factors...
  78. ncbi request reprint Teenage pregnancies and abortions in Finland in the 1990s
    Elise A L Kosunen
    Department of General Practice, University of Tampere, Medical School, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 30:300-5. 2002
    ..This study analyses trends and regional variation in teenage pregnancy, abortion, and fertility rates in Finland in the 1990s, by single-year age group...
  79. doi request reprint Systolic hypertension in pregnancy and cardiovascular mortality: a 44-year follow-up study
    Riitta Luoto
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Hypertens Pregnancy 27:87-94. 2008
    ..To assess role of systolic hypertension during pregnancy in long-term mortality...
  80. ncbi request reprint Differences in the length of initial hospital stay in very preterm infants
    Emmi Korvenranta
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Acta Paediatr 96:1416-20. 2007
    ..In addition, rehospitalization rate within the first year from the initial discharge was studied...
  81. pmc Maternal smoking in pregnancy, fetal development, and childhood asthma
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational Health, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Am J Public Health 94:136-40. 2004
    ..We examined the relationships among maternal smoking in pregnancy, fetal development, and the risk of asthma in childhood...
  82. ncbi request reprint The course of pregnancy and delivery and the use of maternal healthcare services after standard IVF in Northern Finland 1990-1995
    Sari Koivurova
    Department of Public Health Science and General Practice, University of Oulu, P O Box 5000, 90014 Oulu, Finland
    Hum Reprod 17:2897-903. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the course of pregnancy and delivery and the use of maternal healthcare after IVF...
  83. ncbi request reprint Manifestations of metabolic syndrome after hypertensive pregnancy
    Anneli Pouta
    Academy of Finland, Department of Public Health Science and General Practice, University of Oulu, Aapistie 1, PO Box 5000, FIN 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
    Hypertension 43:825-31. 2004
    ..The associations remained after adjustment for participant's own birth weight or gestational age. Women born before gestational week 37 had a 2-fold risk for gestational hypertension in their first pregnancy (RR: 2.53; 95% CI: 1.0, 6.2)...
  84. ncbi request reprint Are girls more susceptible to the effects of prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke on asthma?
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Epidemiology 18:573-6. 2007
    ..A recent study suggested that this effect is present only in girls. We explored potential differences in susceptibility between boys and girls...
  85. ncbi request reprint The availability of perinatal health indicators in Europe
    Alison Macfarlane
    Department of Midwifery, St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery, City University, 20 Bartholomew Close, West Smithfield, EC1A 7QN London, UK
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 111:S15-32. 2003
    ..It closes by suggesting how data collection in Europe can be improved in order to widen the scope of the agenda for compiling perinatal indicators...
  86. ncbi request reprint Mode of delivery and asthma -- is there a connection?
    Jukka Kero
    Department of Paediatrics, Turku University Central Hospital, FIN 20520, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Res 52:6-11. 2002
    ..31 (0.65-2.65), p = 0.11. In conclusion, these results suggest that caesarean section delivery may be associated with an increased prevalence of atopic asthma...
  87. ncbi request reprint PERISTAT: indicators for monitoring and evaluating perinatal health in Europe
    Jennifer Zeitlin
    Epidemiological Research Unit on Perinatal and Women s Health, U149 INSERM, Paris, France
    Eur J Public Health 13:29-37. 2003
    ..The challenge was to define indicators that cover common concerns and have the same meaning within the different European health care systems...
  88. ncbi request reprint Selecting an indicator set for monitoring and evaluating perinatal health in Europe: criteria, methods and results from the PERISTAT project
    Jennifer Zeitlin
    Epidemiological Research Unit on Perinatal and Women s Health, U149 INSERM, 123 Boulevard Port Royal, 75014 Paris, France
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 111:S5-S14. 2003
    ..Twelve of these indicators were targeted for further development and the other 21 for immediate implementation. A feasibility study, reported in the rest of this issue, was put into place to assess these recommendations...
  89. ncbi request reprint Induced abortion in the Nordic countries: special emphasis on young women
    Lisbeth B Knudsen
    Danish Center for Demographic Research, University of Southern Denmark
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 82:257-68. 2003
    ..To analyze the trends in legally induced abortions among women younger than 30 years in the five Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, since the liberalized abortion laws came into force...
  90. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking in pregnancy as a determinant of rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory polyarthropathies during the first 7 years of life
    Jouni J K Jaakkola
    Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 34:664-71. 2005
    ..3) in the first 7 years of life in a cohort of Finnish children born in 1987...
  91. ncbi request reprint Neonatal outcome and congenital malformations in children born after in-vitro fertilization
    Sari Koivurova
    Department of Public Health Science and General Practice, University Hospital of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Hum Reprod 17:1391-8. 2002
    ..To evaluate the neonatal outcome and the prevalence of congenital malformations in children born after IVF in northern Finland we carried out a population-based study with matched controls...
  92. ncbi request reprint Congenital structural anomalies in offspring of women with epilepsy--a population-based cohort study in Finland
    Miia Artama
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Int J Epidemiol 35:280-7. 2006
    ..We conducted this population-based study to obtain valid and accurate estimates on major congenital malformations in the offspring of women with epilepsy, based on a large and representative patient cohort...
  93. ncbi request reprint Preterm delivery after surgical treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
    Maija Jakobsson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital, FIN 00029 Helsinki, Finland
    Obstet Gynecol 109:309-13. 2007
    ..To study whether a treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) is associated with an adverse outcome in the subsequent pregnancies...
  94. ncbi request reprint The effect of birth in secondary- or tertiary-level hospitals in Finland on mortality in very preterm infants: a birth-register study
    Liisi Rautava
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Kiinamyllynkatu 4 8, 20520 Turku, Finland
    Pediatrics 119:e257-63. 2007
    ..Our goal was to test the hypothesis that the level of the delivery hospital affects 1-year mortality of very preterm infants in Finland...
  95. doi request reprint Severe maternal morbidity and the mode of delivery
    Nanneli Pallasmaa
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Turku University Central Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 87:662-8. 2008
    ..To define the rate of severe maternal morbidity in different modes of delivery and to find out if the rate of severe morbidity has changed over a 5-year time span...
  96. ncbi request reprint Neonatal and postneonatal mortality by maternal education--a population-based study of trends in the Nordic countries, 1981-2000
    Annett Arntzen
    Faculty of Social Science, Vestfold University College, PO Box 2243, N 3303 Tønsberg, Norway
    Eur J Public Health 18:245-51. 2008
    ..This study examined changes in the educational gradients in neonatal and postneonatal mortality over a 20-year period in the four largest Nordic countries...
  97. ncbi request reprint Post-neonatal hospitalization and health care costs among IVF children: a 7-year follow-up study
    Sari Koivurova
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital of Oulu, 90029 Oulu, Finland
    Hum Reprod 22:2136-41. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate whether the post-neonatal hospitalization and resulting health care costs are increased among in vitro fertilization (IVF) children up to 7 years of age...