E Hemminki

Summary

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

Publications

  1. pmc Symptom reporting and quality of life in the Estonian Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Trial
    Piret Veerus
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Hiiu 42, 11619 Tallinn, Estonia
    BMC Womens Health 8:5. 2008
  2. pmc Experiences of a long-term randomized controlled prevention trial in a maiden environment: Estonian Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy trial
    Sirpa Liisa Hovi
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment Finohta, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, PO Box 220, FI 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:51. 2008
  3. pmc Who wants to join preventive trials?--Experience from the Estonian Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Trial [ISRCTN35338757]
    Sirpa Liisa Hovi
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, STAKES, Health and Social Services, PO Box 220, FI 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 5:12. 2005
  4. 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
  5. pmc Maternal care in rural China: a case study from Anhui province
    Zhuochun Wu
    Department of Health Statistics and Social Medicine, Fudan University School of Public Health, 138 Yi Xue Yuan Road, Shanghai 200032, PR China
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:55. 2008
  6. 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
  7. ncbi Blinding decreased recruitment in a prevention trial of postmenopausal hormone therapy
    Elina Hemminki
    Health and Social Services, National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health STAKES, P O Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:1237-43. 2004
  8. ncbi 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
  9. ncbi Births and perinatal health of infants among women who have had silicone breast implantation in Finland, 1967-2000
    Elina Hemminki
    National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 83:1135-40. 2004
  10. ncbi Opposition to unpopular research results: Finnish professional reactions to the WHI findings
    Elina Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, Social and Health Services, P O Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    Health Policy 69:283-91. 2004

Detail Information

Publications83

  1. pmc Symptom reporting and quality of life in the Estonian Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Trial
    Piret Veerus
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Hiiu 42, 11619 Tallinn, Estonia
    BMC Womens Health 8:5. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to determine the effect of postmenopausal hormone therapy on women's symptom reporting and quality of life in a randomized trial...
  2. pmc Experiences of a long-term randomized controlled prevention trial in a maiden environment: Estonian Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy trial
    Sirpa Liisa Hovi
    Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment Finohta, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, PO Box 220, FI 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:51. 2008
    ..The purpose of this article is to describe the research process in a long-term randomized controlled trial and discuss the impact and consequences of changes in the research environment...
  3. pmc Who wants to join preventive trials?--Experience from the Estonian Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Trial [ISRCTN35338757]
    Sirpa Liisa Hovi
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, STAKES, Health and Social Services, PO Box 220, FI 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 5:12. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to find out how many women would be interested in a trial involving postmenopausal hormone therapy (PHT) and how the women's background characteristics and opinions correlated to their interest...
  4. 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...
  5. pmc Maternal care in rural China: a case study from Anhui province
    Zhuochun Wu
    Department of Health Statistics and Social Medicine, Fudan University School of Public Health, 138 Yi Xue Yuan Road, Shanghai 200032, PR China
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:55. 2008
    ..This study explored maternal care in a rural county from Anhui province in terms of care organization, provision and utilization...
  6. 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...
  7. ncbi Blinding decreased recruitment in a prevention trial of postmenopausal hormone therapy
    Elina Hemminki
    Health and Social Services, National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health STAKES, P O Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:1237-43. 2004
    ..To compare the effect of blind design (active drug and placebo) and nonblind design (active drug and no treatment) on recruitment...
  8. ncbi 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...
  9. ncbi Births and perinatal health of infants among women who have had silicone breast implantation in Finland, 1967-2000
    Elina Hemminki
    National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 83:1135-40. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the occurrence and conditions of pregnancies of women who have had cosmetic breast implantation (exposed women), and the health of their newborns...
  10. ncbi Opposition to unpopular research results: Finnish professional reactions to the WHI findings
    Elina Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, Social and Health Services, P O Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    Health Policy 69:283-91. 2004
    ..Preventive hormone therapy (HT) has been popular. This article describes what happened, when unexpected results that speak against HT were published...
  11. ncbi Identifying exposures of in vitro fertilization from drug reimbursement files: a case study from Finland
    Elina Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research, STAKES, Helsinki, Finland
    Med Inform Internet Med 28:279-89. 2003
    ..This article describes an innovative method to identify infertility interventions from drug reimbursement data, which did not contain diagnoses...
  12. pmc Use of private gynaecologist does not relate to better prevention outcomes - an ecological analysis from Finland
    Elina Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, P, O, Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:27. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate whether visits to private gynaecologists correlate with better health outcomes and worse participation in organised screening for cancer programs...
  13. doi Postmenopausal hormone drugs and breast and colon cancer: Nordic countries 1995-2005
    Elina Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, P O Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    Maturitas 61:299-304. 2008
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  14. ncbi Antenatal care in Europe: varying ways of providing high-coverage services
    E Hemminki
    Research Unit on Women s and Children s Health, INSERM U 149, 16 Avenue P Vaillant Couturier, Villejuif, France
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 94:145-8. 2001
    ..To describe the organizational characteristics of antenatal care and their relation to the utilization of health services and perinatal mortality in 13 European countries...
  15. ncbi 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...
  16. ncbi Sterilization in Finland: from eugenics to contraception
    E Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research Unit, Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 45:1875-84. 1997
    ..The extreme gender ratio suggests a need for promoting male sterilizations, and women's expressed regrets suggest consideration of a higher age limit...
  17. ncbi Treatment of miscarriage: current practice and rationale
    E Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research Unit, Helsinki, Finland
    Obstet Gynecol 91:247-53. 1998
    ..To describe health service use during miscarriage and medical treatment of miscarriage in Finland and the rationales behind them...
  18. ncbi The role of gynaecologists in women's health care--women's views
    E Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research Unit, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Qual Health Care 10:59-64. 1998
    ..The purpose of this study was to find out how Finnish women think about and use specialist care in reproductive matters; gynaecological health checks, contraception, and prenatal care served as examples...
  19. pmc Special features of health services and register based trials - experiences from a randomized trial of childbirth classes
    Elina Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:126. 2008
    ..The purpose of this article is to report the feasibility of a pilot trial relying solely on routinely collected register data and being based on ordinary health services...
  20. doi 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...
  21. ncbi Finnish physicians' opinions of vaginal estriol in self-care
    E Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research Unit, Helsinki, Finland
    Maturitas 31:241-7. 1999
    ..The purpose of this study was to find out what Finnish physicians think about the fact that vaginal estriol does not require a prescription, and if they have found any problems resulting from this...
  22. ncbi The drug industry and medical practice--the case of menopausal hormone therapy in Estonia
    Elina Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Social and Health Services, PO Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 58:89-97. 2004
    ..Fears about cancer in the 1980s were not found in 2000. The study suggests that the drug industry contributed to the change in physicians' views of HT...
  23. ncbi 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...
  24. ncbi On what grounds do women participate in prenatal screening?
    P Santalahti
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Department of Public Health, University of Turku, Finland
    Prenat Diagn 18:153-65. 1998
    ..The fact that ultrasound screening can detect conditions which may lead to the possibility of a selective abortion should also be explained more fully...
  25. ncbi 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...
  26. ncbi 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...
  27. ncbi 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...
  28. ncbi 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...
  29. ncbi Quality of care in abortion services in Finland
    S Sihvo
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research Unit, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 77:210-7. 1998
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the quality of abortion services and women's experiences with the care they had received during their abortion...
  30. doi Associations of maternal age with maternity care use and birth outcomes in primiparous women: a comparison of results in 1991 and 2008 in Finland
    R Klemetti
    Department of Children, Young People and Families, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    BJOG 121:356-62. 2014
    ..To compare birth outcomes and maternity care use in 1991 and 2008 by age among primiparous Finnish women...
  31. ncbi Acceptance of screening and abortion for Down syndrome among Finnish midwives and public health nurses
    P Jallinoja
    Health Services Research Unit, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Prenat Diagn 19:1015-22. 1999
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  32. 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...
  33. doi 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...
  34. doi 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...
  35. ncbi Finnish physicians' attitudes towards preconsultation information: menopausal treatment practices as an example
    H Toivianen
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, Health Services Research Unit, Helsinki, Finland
    Patient Educ Couns 35:101-9. 1998
    ..Approaches other than public brochures about physicians' treatment patterns are needed if we want to increase patients' participation in decision-making...
  36. 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...
  37. ncbi Frequency of daily over-the-counter drug use and potential clinically significant over-the-counter-prescription drug interactions in the Finnish adult population
    S Sihvo
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 56:495-9. 2000
    ..To explore the frequency of continuous use of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs among the Finnish adult population and the potential for harmful interactions between OTC drugs and prescribed (Rx) drugs...
  38. ncbi 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...
  39. ncbi Self medication and health habits in the management of upper gastrointestinal symptoms
    S Sihvo
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Patient Educ Couns 37:55-63. 1999
    ..Counseling about healthy lifestyles, especially about smoking, should be increased in physician consultations and in pharmacies for all patients and customers having gastrointestinal problems...
  40. ncbi Physicians' attitudes toward reclassifying drugs as over-the-counter
    S Sihvo
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health, Finland
    Med Care 37:518-25. 1999
    ..For the latter purpose, gynecologists' perceptions about the availability of vaginal antifungal OTC drugs was studied...
  41. ncbi 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...
  42. ncbi 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
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  43. doi Cesarean section delivery among primiparous women in rural China: an emerging epidemic
    Reija Klemetti
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 202:65.e1-6. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the trends and determinants of cesarean section (CS) delivery rates in rural China...
  44. ncbi 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)...
  45. ncbi Sexual health among young adults in Finland: assessing risk and protective behaviour through a general health survey
    Minna Nikula
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 35:298-305. 2007
    ..To describe the extent of sexual risk and protective behaviours and reproductive health outcomes comparing men and women of 18-29 and assess the demographic correlates of these indicators within genders...
  46. ncbi Decision-making in priority setting for medicines--a review of empirical studies
    Lauri Vuorenkoski
    STAKES the National Research Centre for Welfare and Health, Finland
    Health Policy 86:1-9. 2008
    ..To facilitate decision-making by clearly defined principles and methods, more analytic studies on decision-making are especially needed...
  47. doi 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)...
  48. doi 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...
  49. ncbi Comparison of Estonian and Finnish physicians' opinions of menopause and hormone therapy
    Sirpa Liisa Hovi
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, Health and Social Services, PO Box 220, FIN 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    Maturitas 49:107-13. 2004
    ..To compare Estonian and Finnish gynaecologists' and general practitioners' (GP) opinions on and prescribing practices in hormone treatment (HT) during and after menopause...
  50. ncbi Between a rock and a hard place: the question of money at St. Petersburg women's clinics
    Meri Larivaara
    STAKES, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Health Serv 38:357-77. 2008
    ..The study illustrates how in a post-socialist context, the past constantly permeates the present in the form of novel adaptations to the new social context...
  51. ncbi Physicians' opinions on patients' requests for specific treatments and examinations
    Hanna K Toiviainen
    STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health and Social Services, Helsinki, Finland
    Health Expect 8:43-53. 2005
    ..The aim of the study was to investigate physicians' opinions on patients' requests for specific treatments and examinations...
  52. ncbi Associations between three types of maternal bacterial infection and risk of leukemia in the offspring
    Matti Lehtinen
    National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 162:662-7. 2005
    ..8, 95% confidence interval: 1.1, 6.9). Since H. pylori immunoglobulin G indicates chronic carriage of the microorganism, early colonization of the offspring probably differs between Iceland and Finland, two affluent countries...
  53. ncbi Medical and lay attitudes towards genetic screening and testing in Finland
    Hanna Toiviainen
    1National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, Health and Social Services, PO Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Hum Genet 11:565-72. 2003
    ..However, different positions and interests should be considered. Reporting in public about new prospects and developments in medical genetics should pay more attention also to concerns for balancing promises and drawbacks...
  54. ncbi 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
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  55. ncbi Drug reimbursement in Finland-a case of explicit prioritizing in special categories
    Lauri Vuorenkoski
    STAKES, P O Box 220, FIN 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    Health Policy 66:169-77. 2003
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  56. ncbi Finnish physicians show little support for consumer advertising of prescription drugs
    Hanna Toivianen
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, Health and Social Services, Helsinki, Finland
    N Z Med J 117:U907. 2004
    ..To study Finnish physicians' opinions of direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs (DTCA) and other drug information sources for patients...
  57. ncbi 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...
  58. ncbi Women's views of the climacteric at the time of low menopausal hormone use, Estonia 1998
    Sirpa Liisa Hovi
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, STAKES, Health and Social Services, FI 00530 Helsinki, Finland
    Maturitas 51:413-25. 2005
    ..This study examined women's opinions about the climacteric and hormone therapy (HT) after menopause and compared women's and physicians' opinions in a country of low-HT use...
  59. ncbi Finnish physicians' interest in genetic screening
    H Toiviainen
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health (STAKES, Health and Social Services, PO Box 220, FIN-00531 Helsinki (Finland). hanna.toivianentakes.fi
    Community Genet 4:27-35. 2001
    ..Conclusions: Physicians were not enthusiastic about genetic screening. Nevertheless, testing of individuals with a family history of certain diseases is likely to become more widespread...
  60. ncbi 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...
  61. ncbi Value of drug-licensing documents in studying the effect of postmenopausal hormone therapy on cardiovascular disease
    E Hemminki
    National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Health Services Research Unit, Helsinki, Finland
    Lancet 355:566-9. 2000
    ....
  62. ncbi Participation in prenatal screening tests and intentions concerning selective termination in Finnish maternity care
    P Santalahti
    Health Services Research Unit, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, University of Turku, Finland
    Fetal Diagn Ther 14:71-9. 1999
    ....
  63. doi Terminations of pregnancy in the European Union
    M Gissler
    Information Department, THL National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    BJOG 119:324-32. 2012
    ..To study the current legislation and trends in terminations of pregnancy in the European Union (EU)...
  64. ncbi When research knowledge is unwelcome: studying the health effects of in vitro fertilization
    Elina Hemminki
    Health Services Research Unit, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, PO Box 220, 00531 Helsinki, Finland
    J Health Serv Res Policy 7:4-9. 2002
    ..To illustrate the complexity of setting up evaluative research when it is perceived to threaten professional and financial interests...
  65. doi Attitudes towards biomedical use of tissue sample collections, consent, and biobanks among Finns
    Aaro Tupasela
    Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 38:46-52. 2010
    ..Method: A population survey of 2,400 randomly selected Finns aged 24-65 was conducted at the beginning of 2007...
  66. ncbi Causes of death among Finnish women with cosmetic breast implants, 1971-2001
    Eero Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Ann Plast Surg 51:339-42; discussion 343-4. 2003
    ..The high suicide risk supports other studies and warrants further detailed investigation...
  67. pmc Perinatal mortality in rural China: retrospective cohort study
    Zhuochun Wu
    School of Public Health, Fudan University, 138 Yi Xue Yuan Road, Shanghai 200032, China
    BMJ 327:1319. 2003
    ..To explore the use of local civil registration data to assess the perinatal mortality in a typical rural county in a less developed province in China, 1999-2000...
  68. ncbi Results from the Estonian postmenopausal hormone therapy trial [ISRCTN35338757]
    Piret Veerus
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development TAI, Tallinn, Estonia
    Maturitas 55:162-73. 2006
    ..We aimed to compare the health effects of oral continuous combined hormone therapy with a placebo and non-treatment among healthy Estonian women...
  69. ncbi Determinants of high sex ratio among newborns: a cohort study from rural Anhui province, China
    Zhuochun Wu
    School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
    Reprod Health Matters 14:172-80. 2006
    ..The under-reporting of female live births and neglect or poorer care of female newborn infants seemed to play a secondary role. New technology has helped the one-child policy to become, in practice, an "at-least-one-son" practice...
  70. ncbi Treatment adherence in the Estonian postmenopausal hormone therapy (EPHT) trial [ISRCTN35338757]
    Sigrid Vorobjov
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development, Hiiu 42, 11619 Tallinn, Estonia
    Maturitas 52:286-95. 2005
    ..To investigate treatment adherence and factors related to non-adherence in the Estonian postmenopausal hormone therapy (EPHT) trial...
  71. ncbi Incidence of breast and other cancers among Finnish women with cosmetic breast implants, 1970-1999
    Eero Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 12:271-9. 2002
    ....
  72. ncbi 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...
  73. ncbi Postmenopausal hormone therapy increases use of health services: experience from the Estonian Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Trial [ISRCTN35338757]
    Piret Veerus
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, National Institute for Health Development TAI, Tallinn, Estonia
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:62-71. 2006
    ..This study was undertaken to compare utilization of health services and health care costs in a randomized hormone therapy trial...
  74. ncbi 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...
  75. ncbi 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...
  76. ncbi 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...
  77. pmc Synthesising licensing data to assess drug safety
    Klim McPherson
    Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Research Institute, Churchill Hospital, Oxford OX3 7LJ
    BMJ 328:518-20. 2004
  78. doi 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...
  79. ncbi 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...
  80. ncbi Mothers and daughters: intergenerational patterns of reproduction
    Anneli Pouta
    Department of Public Health Science and General Practice, University of Oulu, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 15:195-9. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to assess intergenerational mother-daughter patterns of reproduction...