Vilhjalmur Rafnsson

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Affiliation: University of Iceland
Country: Iceland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and exposure to hexachlorocyclohexane, a nested case-control study
    Vilhjalmur Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Neshagi 16, 107 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Eur J Cancer 42:2781-5. 2006
  2. pmc Farming and prostate cancer
    Vilhjalmur Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Neshaga 16, 107 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Occup Environ Med 64:143. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence among farmers exposed to lindane while sheep dipping
    Vilhjalmur Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Neshagi 16, 107 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 32:185-9. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Cosmic radiation increases the risk of nuclear cataract in airline pilots: a population-based case-control study
    Vilhjalmur Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Neshagi 16, 107 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Arch Ophthalmol 123:1102-5. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for malignant melanoma in an Icelandic population sample
    Vilhjalmur Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Prev Med 39:247-52. 2004
  6. pmc Risk factors for cutaneous malignant melanoma among aircrews and a random sample of the population
    V Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Soltun 1, 105 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Occup Environ Med 60:815-20. 2003
  7. pmc Breast cancer risk in airline cabin attendants: a nested case-control study in Iceland
    V Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Soltun 1, 105 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Occup Environ Med 60:807-9. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence among marine engineers, a population-based study (Iceland)
    Vilhjalmur Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Soltun 1, 105 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Cancer Causes Control 14:29-35. 2003
  9. pmc Incidence of cancer among commercial airline pilots
    V Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Occup Environ Med 57:175-9. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Risk of breast cancer in female flight attendants: a population-based study (Iceland)
    V Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik
    Cancer Causes Control 12:95-101. 2001

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Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and exposure to hexachlorocyclohexane, a nested case-control study
    Vilhjalmur Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Neshagi 16, 107 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Eur J Cancer 42:2781-5. 2006
    ..86 (95% CI 1.59-8.53), adjusted for age, for individuals who had 100 sheep or more as compared to those who had less than 100 sheep. The results indicate that HCH may be linked to the development of NHL...
  2. pmc Farming and prostate cancer
    Vilhjalmur Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Neshaga 16, 107 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Occup Environ Med 64:143. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence among farmers exposed to lindane while sheep dipping
    Vilhjalmur Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Neshagi 16, 107 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 32:185-9. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether site-specific cancer incidence among farmers exposed to the insecticide lindane (g-hexachlorocyclohexane) while dipping sheep differs from that of the general population in Iceland...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cosmic radiation increases the risk of nuclear cataract in airline pilots: a population-based case-control study
    Vilhjalmur Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Neshagi 16, 107 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Arch Ophthalmol 123:1102-5. 2005
    ..Aviation involves exposure to ionizing radiation of cosmic origin. The association between lesions of the ocular lens and ionizing radiation is well-known...
  5. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for malignant melanoma in an Icelandic population sample
    Vilhjalmur Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Prev Med 39:247-52. 2004
    ..To describe the constitutional risk factors for malignant melanoma and exposure to sunlight in a population sample in Iceland...
  6. pmc Risk factors for cutaneous malignant melanoma among aircrews and a random sample of the population
    V Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Soltun 1, 105 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Occup Environ Med 60:815-20. 2003
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  7. pmc Breast cancer risk in airline cabin attendants: a nested case-control study in Iceland
    V Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Soltun 1, 105 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Occup Environ Med 60:807-9. 2003
    ..To investigate whether length of employment as a cabin attendant was related to breast cancer risk, when adjusted for reproductive factors...
  8. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence among marine engineers, a population-based study (Iceland)
    Vilhjalmur Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Soltun 1, 105 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Cancer Causes Control 14:29-35. 2003
    ..The aim was to study the cancer pattern, with particular attention to lung and bladder cancer, in an Icelandic cohort of marine engineers, indirectly controlling for their smoking habits...
  9. pmc Incidence of cancer among commercial airline pilots
    V Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Occup Environ Med 57:175-9. 2000
    ..To describe the cancer pattern in a cohort of commercial pilots by follow up through the Icelandic Cancer Registry...
  10. ncbi request reprint Risk of breast cancer in female flight attendants: a population-based study (Iceland)
    V Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik
    Cancer Causes Control 12:95-101. 2001
    ..To study whether increased cancer risk, particularly of cancer types previously related to radiation, was found among cabin attendants, using employment time as a surrogate of exposure to cosmic radiation...
  11. pmc Incidence of cancer among bookbinders, printers, photoengravers, and typesetters
    V Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Soltun 1, 105 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Occup Environ Med 58:523-7. 2001
    ..To to study the risk of cancer, particularly of lung cancer and bladder cancer, among workers in the printing industry according to different occupations...
  12. ncbi request reprint Cause-specific mortality in adults with unprovoked seizures. A population-based incidence cohort study
    V Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Soltun 1, IS 105 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Neuroepidemiology 20:232-6. 2001
    ..To determine the cause-specific mortality relative to that expected in a population-based incidence cohort of people with unprovoked seizures...
  13. doi request reprint Cancer incidence among population utilizing geothermal hot water: a census-based cohort study
    Adalbjorg Kristbjornsdottir
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Int J Cancer 133:2944-52. 2013
    ..Increased incidence of all cancers, breast, prostate, kidney cancer and BCC of the skin was found among the population utilizing geothermal hot-water for decades. More precise information on exposure is needed in future studies. ..
  14. doi request reprint Risk of suicide and fatal drug poisoning after discharge from the emergency department: a nested case-control study
    Oddny S Gunnarsdottir
    Office of Education, Research and Development, Landspitali, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Emerg Med J 27:93-6. 2010
    ..The objectives were to study the risk of suicide and fatal drug poisoning among emergency department users who had been discharged home, based on the main diagnoses selected by the emergency physician upon discharge...
  15. doi request reprint Non-causative discharge diagnosis from the emergency department and risk of suicide
    Oddny S Gunnarsdottir
    Office of Education, Research and Development, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    J Emerg Med 38:286-92. 2010
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  16. doi request reprint All-cause mortality and suicide within 8 days after emergency department discharge
    Vilhjalmur Rafnsson
    1Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Scand J Public Health 41:832-8. 2013
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the association of death within 8-30 days after discharge home from the emergency department with a non-causative diagnosis in a prospective cohort study...
  17. pmc Mortality of the users of a hospital emergency department
    O S Gunnarsdottir
    Division of Medical Education and Science, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Emerg Med J 23:269-73. 2006
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  18. pmc Risk of fatal accidents occurring other than at sea among Icelandic seamen
    V Rafnsson
    Department of Occupational Medicine, Administration of Occupational Safety and Health, Reykjavik, Iceland
    BMJ 306:1379-81. 1993
    ..To study mortality among seamen, particularly from fatal accidents that occurred other than at sea...
  19. pmc Incidence of cancer among residents of high temperature geothermal areas in Iceland: a census based study 1981 to 2010
    Adalbjorg Kristbjornsdottir
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Environ Health 11:73. 2012
    ..Residents of geothermal areas are exposed to geothermal emissions and water containing hydrogen sulphide and radon. We aim to study the association of the residence in high temperature geothermal area with the risk of cancer...
  20. doi request reprint Death within 8 days after discharge to home from the emergency department
    Oddny S Gunnarsdottir
    Office of Education, Research and Development, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Eur J Public Health 18:522-6. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the association of death within 8 days after discharge to home from the emergency department with a non-causative diagnosis in a prospective cohort study...
  21. ncbi request reprint Pelvic endometriosis diagnosed in an entire nation over 20 years
    Jon Torfi Gylfason
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Landspitali University Hospital University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Am J Epidemiol 172:237-43. 2010
    ..1% and 0.05% for women aged 15-49 years. The most common site was the ovary, followed by deep pelvis, central pelvis, appendages, and vesicouterine pouch...
  22. pmc Association between exposure to crystalline silica and risk of sarcoidosis
    V Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Occup Environ Med 55:657-60. 1998
    ..In the following case-referent study, a cohort exposed to diatomaceous earth and cristobalite provided an opportunity to evaluate such an exposure with reference to sarcoidosis...
  23. pmc Association of air pollution and use of glyceryl trinitrate against angina pectoris: a population-based case-crossover study
    Ragnhildur Gudrun Finnbjornsdottir
    Center of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Environ Health 12:38. 2013
    ..The aim was to study the association of concentrations of NO2, O3, PM10, and H2S in the Reykjavik capital area with the dispensing of anti-angina pectoris medication, glyceryl trinitrate to the inhabitants...
  24. doi request reprint Increased cardiovascular mortality and suicide after methyl chloride exposure
    Vilhjalmur Rafnsson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Am J Ind Med 57:108-13. 2014
    ..Methyl chloride leakage from a refrigerator occurred on board an Icelandic fishing vessel in 1963. Many of the crew members were hospitalized due to various neurological symptoms and signs. The aim was to study long-term mortality...
  25. ncbi request reprint Seven-year evolution of discharge diagnoses of emergency department users
    Oddny S Gunnarsdottir
    Division of Medical Education and Science, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Eur J Emerg Med 14:193-8. 2007
    ..To describe the pattern of main diagnoses of persons discharged home from the emergency department...
  26. ncbi request reprint Autism spectrum disorders in children with seizures in the first year of life - a population-based study
    Evald Saemundsen
    State Diagnostic and Counseling Center, Division of Autism and Communication Disorders, Kopavogur, Iceland
    Epilepsia 48:1724-30. 2007
    ..To describe autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) in a cohort of children with history of unprovoked seizures other than infantile spasms in the first year of life...
  27. ncbi request reprint Autism spectrum disorders in children with a history of infantile spasms: a population-based study
    Evald Saemundsen
    Division of Autism and Communication Disorders, State Diagnostic and Counseling Center, Kopavogur, Iceland
    J Child Neurol 22:1102-7. 2007
    ..6%. The estimates found in this study exceed the estimated prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in the general population...