Svetlana Skurtveit

Summary

Affiliation: Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Country: Norway

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Drug exposure: inclusion of dispensed drugs before pregnancy may lead to underestimation of risk associations
    Svetlana Skurtveit
    Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, PO Box 4404 Nydalen, N 0403 Oslo, Norway
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:964-72. 2013
  2. pmc Aspects of statin prescribing in Norwegian counties with high, average and low statin consumption - an individual-level prescription database study
    Ingeborg Hartz
    Faculty of Health Studies, Hedmark University College, Kirkeveieen 47, 2418 Elverum, Norway
    BMC Clin Pharmacol 7:14. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Introduction of low dose transdermal buprenorphine -- did it influence use of potentially addictive drugs in chronic non-malignant pain patients?
    Svetlana Skurtveit
    Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Eur J Pain 13:949-53. 2009
  4. doi request reprint To what extent does a cohort of new users of weak opioids develop persistent or probable problematic opioid use?
    Svetlana Skurtveit
    Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Pain 152:1555-61. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Use of psychotropic drugs in an urban adolescent population: the impact of health-related variables, lifestyle and sociodemographic factors--The Oslo Health Study 2000-2001
    Svetlana Skurtveit
    Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Nydalen, Oslo, Norway
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 14:277-83. 2005
  6. doi request reprint The validity of self-reported prescription medication use among adolescents varied by therapeutic class
    Svetlana Skurtveit
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, P O Box 4404 Nydalen, N 0403 Oslo, Norway
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:714-7. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Benzodiazepine use in all alcohol consumers predicts use of opioids in patients 20 years later--a follow-up study of 13,390 men and women aged 40-42 years
    Svetlana Skurtveit
    Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, P O Box 4404, Nydalen, 0403 Oslo, Norway
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 17:926-933. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Erratum to "Sex differences in gamma-glutamyltransferase in people aged 40-42 years in two Norwegian counties"
    Svetlana Skurtveit
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, P O Box 4404 Nydalen, 0403, Oslo, Norway
    Drug Alcohol Depend 69:103-6. 2003
  9. doi request reprint Nicotine dependence predicts repeated use of prescribed opioids. Prospective population-based cohort study
    Svetlana Skurtveit
    Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research, University of Oslo, Norway
    Ann Epidemiol 20:890-7. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Increased mortality among previously apprehended drunken and drugged drivers
    Svetlana Skurtveit
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, PO Box 4404, Nydalen, 0403, Oslo, Norway
    Drug Alcohol Depend 68:143-50. 2002

Detail Information

Publications74

  1. doi request reprint Drug exposure: inclusion of dispensed drugs before pregnancy may lead to underestimation of risk associations
    Svetlana Skurtveit
    Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, PO Box 4404 Nydalen, N 0403 Oslo, Norway
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:964-72. 2013
    ..To assess the impact of exposure misclassification on risk associations when using prescription databases as the source for drug exposure in pregnancy by applying results from a validation analysis of exposure classification...
  2. pmc Aspects of statin prescribing in Norwegian counties with high, average and low statin consumption - an individual-level prescription database study
    Ingeborg Hartz
    Faculty of Health Studies, Hedmark University College, Kirkeveieen 47, 2418 Elverum, Norway
    BMC Clin Pharmacol 7:14. 2007
    ..Our objective was to explore how differences in prevalences of use, dosing characteristics, choice of statin and continuity of therapy in individual patients adds new information to previous results...
  3. doi request reprint Introduction of low dose transdermal buprenorphine -- did it influence use of potentially addictive drugs in chronic non-malignant pain patients?
    Svetlana Skurtveit
    Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Eur J Pain 13:949-53. 2009
    ..9 (1.6-2.3). So far, it is questionable whether the introduction of LD-TD-BUP actually has stabilised opioids consumption or whether it has complicated and increased the consumption of potentially addictive drugs...
  4. doi request reprint To what extent does a cohort of new users of weak opioids develop persistent or probable problematic opioid use?
    Svetlana Skurtveit
    Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Pain 152:1555-61. 2011
    ..In a cohort of new opioid users who started treatment with weak opioids, only 0.3% and 0.08% developed prescription patterns indicating persistent opioid use and problematic opioid use, respectively...
  5. ncbi request reprint Use of psychotropic drugs in an urban adolescent population: the impact of health-related variables, lifestyle and sociodemographic factors--The Oslo Health Study 2000-2001
    Svetlana Skurtveit
    Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Nydalen, Oslo, Norway
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 14:277-83. 2005
    ..The aims of the study were to examine use of psychotropic drugs among 15-16 years old adolescents and to study the association between use of drugs and health-related, lifestyle and sociodemographic factors...
  6. doi request reprint The validity of self-reported prescription medication use among adolescents varied by therapeutic class
    Svetlana Skurtveit
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, P O Box 4404 Nydalen, N 0403 Oslo, Norway
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:714-7. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the sensitivity and specificity of self-reported use of medication using a prescription database as reference standard...
  7. doi request reprint Benzodiazepine use in all alcohol consumers predicts use of opioids in patients 20 years later--a follow-up study of 13,390 men and women aged 40-42 years
    Svetlana Skurtveit
    Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, P O Box 4404, Nydalen, 0403 Oslo, Norway
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 17:926-933. 2008
    ..To evaluate the effect of the consumption of benzodiazepines at age 40-42 years on prescription of opioids later in life...
  8. ncbi request reprint Erratum to "Sex differences in gamma-glutamyltransferase in people aged 40-42 years in two Norwegian counties"
    Svetlana Skurtveit
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, P O Box 4404 Nydalen, 0403, Oslo, Norway
    Drug Alcohol Depend 69:103-6. 2003
    ..The use of GGT as a marker of alcohol consumption in middle-aged persons should take into account sex, BMI and drinking of boiled coffee...
  9. doi request reprint Nicotine dependence predicts repeated use of prescribed opioids. Prospective population-based cohort study
    Svetlana Skurtveit
    Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research, University of Oslo, Norway
    Ann Epidemiol 20:890-7. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate prospectively smoking dependence as a predictor of repeated use of prescribed opioids in non-cancer patients...
  10. ncbi request reprint Increased mortality among previously apprehended drunken and drugged drivers
    Svetlana Skurtveit
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, PO Box 4404, Nydalen, 0403, Oslo, Norway
    Drug Alcohol Depend 68:143-50. 2002
    ..To our knowledge this is a new finding, and studies to confirm it should be carried out in other countries. If verified, the results should lead to the consideration of new public health approaches towards apprehended impaired drivers...
  11. doi request reprint Benzodiazepines predict use of opioids--a follow-up study of 17,074 men and women
    Svetlana Skurtveit
    Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Pain Med 11:805-14. 2010
    ..To evaluate the effect of the use of benzodiazepines on prescription of opioids 4-7 years later in patients with noncancer pain...
  12. ncbi request reprint The risk of traffic accidents after prescriptions of carisoprodol
    Jørgen G Bramness
    Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, P O Box 4404, Nydalen, NO 0403 Oslo, Norway
    Accid Anal Prev 39:1050-5. 2007
    ..Carisoprodol, a drug used for acute lower back pain, may cause psychomotor impairment. We wanted to investigate if patients using carisoprodol had increased risk of being involved in a traffic accident...
  13. ncbi request reprint Psychotropic drug use among persons with mental distress symptoms: a population-based study in Norway
    Anne M Hausken
    Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Scand J Public Health 35:356-64. 2007
    ..To explore psychotropic drug use in the general population and in particular among non-institutionalized persons with mental distress symptoms...
  14. doi request reprint An increased risk of road traffic accidents after prescriptions of lithium or valproate?
    Jørgen G Bramness
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 18:492-6. 2009
    ..The objective of the present study was to examine whether the use of lithium or valproate increased the risk of being involved in traffic accidents...
  15. doi request reprint Starting insomnia treatment: the use of benzodiazepines versus z-hypnotics. A prescription database study of predictors
    Anne M Hausken
    Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, PO Box 4404, Nydalen, 0403 Oslo, Norway
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 65:295-301. 2009
    ..Drugs prescribed for the treatment of insomnia can be either benzodiazepine hypnotics or the newer z-hypnotics, zopiclone and zolpidem. This paper explores possible explanations for the choice made...
  16. ncbi request reprint The CYP2C19 genotype and the use of oral contraceptives influence the pharmacokinetics of carisoprodol in healthy human subjects
    Jørgen G Bramness
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Division of Forensic Toxicology and Drug Abuse, P O Box 4404, Nydalen, 0403, Oslo, Norway
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 61:499-506. 2005
    ..Impairing effects on psychomotor coordination and feelings of sedation were studied by comparing IMs with EMs following their ingestion of a single dose of 700 mg carisoprodol...
  17. doi request reprint Road traffic accident risk related to prescriptions of the hypnotics zopiclone, zolpidem, flunitrazepam and nitrazepam
    Ingebjørg Gustavsen
    Division of Forensic Toxicology and Drug Abuse, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Sleep Med 9:818-22. 2008
    ..We wanted to investigate whether filling a prescription for zopiclone or zolpidem was associated with increased risk of road traffic accidents at a national population level. Nitrazepam and flunitrazepam were used as comparator drugs...
  18. ncbi request reprint Mortality among subjects previously apprehended for driving under the influence of traffic-hazardous medicinal drugs
    Anne Margrethe Hausken
    Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, P O Box 4404 Nydalen, N 0403 Oslo, Norway
    Drug Alcohol Depend 79:423-9. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to establish mortality rates among subjects previously apprehended for driving under the influence of traffic-hazardous medicinal drugs, alone or in combination with alcohol...
  19. ncbi request reprint Use of anxiolytic or hypnotic drugs and total mortality in a general middle-aged population
    Anne Margrethe Hausken
    Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Nydalen, Oslo, Norway
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 16:913-8. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of the consumption of anxiolytic or hypnotic drugs on total mortality in a general population...
  20. doi request reprint Engagement with opioid maintenance treatment and reductions in crime: a longitudinal national cohort study
    Anne Bukten
    SERAF Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research, University of Oslo, Norway
    Addiction 107:393-9. 2012
    ..This study investigates changes in criminal involvement among patients in opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) over a 7-year period prior to, during and after treatment, particularly in relation to differences in treatment engagement...
  21. ncbi request reprint Risk of road traffic accidents associated with the prescription of drugs: a registry-based cohort study
    Anders Engeland
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, University of Bergen, Norway
    Ann Epidemiol 17:597-602. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the risk of a car driver being involved in a road traffic accident while using prescribed drugs. We used data from population-based registries...
  22. doi request reprint Use of prescribed opioid analgesics and co-medication with benzodiazepines in women before, during, and after pregnancy: a population-based cohort study
    Marte Handal
    Dept of Pharmacoepidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, P O Box 4404 Nydalen, 0403, Oslo, Norway
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 67:953-60. 2011
    ..The aim of the study was to describe the use of prescribed opioid analgesics for noncancer pain and the degree of possible concurrent co-medication with benzodiazepines to women in Norway before, during, and after pregnancy...
  23. ncbi request reprint Impairment due to intake of carisoprodol
    Jørgen G Bramness
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Division of Forensic Toxicology and Drug Abuse, Nydalen, 0403 Oslo, Norway
    Drug Alcohol Depend 74:311-8. 2004
    ..Possible impairment could further be a product of the parent drug and/or the metabolite meprobamate. The present study aimed to investigate if carisoprodol had an impairing effect by it self...
  24. doi request reprint Prescription drug use among pregnant women in opioid Maintenance Treatment
    Ingunn Olea Lund
    SERAF Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Addiction 108:367-76. 2013
    ..This study describes the use of prescribed drugs among women in opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) prior to, and during, pregnancy...
  25. pmc High validity of mother-reported use of antiasthmatics among children: a comparison with a population-based prescription database
    Kari Furu
    Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Nydalen, Oslo, Norway
    J Clin Epidemiol 64:878-84. 2011
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  26. doi request reprint A prospective study of asthma and subsequent use of hypnotics in young adults
    Oystein Karlstad
    Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 20:370-7. 2011
    ..To examine whether young adults with asthma are at higher risk of initiating hypnotic use...
  27. ncbi request reprint Minor increase in risk of road traffic accidents after prescriptions of antidepressants: a study of population registry data in Norway
    Jørgen G Bramness
    Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, P O Box 4404 Nydalen, NO 0403 Oslo, Norway
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:1099-103. 2008
    ..The objective of the present study was to examine whether the use of antidepressants by drivers increased the risk of being involved in traffic accidents...
  28. doi request reprint Mental distress and subsequent use of anxiolytic drugs--a prospective population-based cohort study of 16,000 individuals
    Anne M Hausken
    Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Scand J Public Health 38:465-73. 2010
    ..To study the relationship between mental distress and later use of anxiolytic drugs, taking into account potential confounders such as lifestyle and socioeconomic factors...
  29. pmc Effects of preconceptional paternal drug exposure on birth outcomes: cohort study of 340 000 pregnancies using Norwegian population-based databases
    Anders Engeland
    Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 75:1134-41. 2013
    ..We aimed to explore associations between drugs dispensed to the father prior to conception and pregnancy outcomes, such as pre-term birth, perinatal mortality, foetal growth retardation and birth defects...
  30. pmc Statin treatment in a cohort of 20 212 men and women in Norway according to cardiovascular risk factors and level of education
    Randi Selmer
    Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 67:355-62. 2009
    ..To study the influence of patients' education and cardiovascular risk factors on the probability of statin treatment...
  31. pmc Carisoprodol use and abuse in Norway: a pharmacoepidemiological study
    Jørgen G Bramness
    Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 64:210-8. 2007
    ..Carisoprodol was developed to create a drug with less potential for abuse than meprobamate. However, case reports have established carisoprodol as a drug of abuse. This paper explores the extent of potential abuse of this drug in Norway...
  32. pmc Risk of diabetes after gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. A registry-based study of 230,000 women in Norway
    Anders Engeland
    Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Nydalen, Oslo, Norway
    Eur J Epidemiol 26:157-63. 2011
    ..If the increase in frequency of GDM observed in MBRN in recent years is real, a further increase in diabetic women can be expected...
  33. doi request reprint Prevalence, incidence and persistence of anti-asthma medication use in 2- to 29-year-olds: a nationwide prescription study
    Oystein Karlstad
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 66:399-406. 2010
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Morphine-3-glucuronide inhibits morphine induced, but enhances morphine-6-glucuronide induced locomotor activity in mice
    Marte Handal
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Division of Forensic Toxicology and Drug Abuse, Nydalen, NO 0403 Oslo, Norway
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 86:576-86. 2007
    ..In conclusion our results disclose complicated interactions between morphine and its two metabolites with respect to induction of locomotor activity and possibly also with respect to mechanisms related to drug reward...
  35. doi request reprint Association between prescribing hypnotics for parents and children in Norway
    Ingvild Holdø
    Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Arch Dis Child 98:732-6. 2013
    ..To describe the dispensing of the hypnotic alimemazine to children aged 0-3 years and investigate the association between dispensing of alimemazine to children and dispensed hypnotics to their parents...
  36. doi request reprint Influence of socioeconomic factors on the adherence of alendronate treatment in incident users in Norway
    Helene M Devold
    Department of Chronic Diseases, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 21:297-304. 2012
    ..To examine whether socioeconomic factors influence adherence to alendronate drug treatment among incident users in Norway during 2005-2009...
  37. doi request reprint An increased risk of motor vehicle accidents after prescription of methadone
    Jørgen G Bramness
    Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Addiction 107:967-72. 2012
    ..To investigate whether exposure to methadone affects the risk of motor vehicle accident with personal injury...
  38. doi request reprint Behavioural sensitization in mice induced by morphine-glucuronide metabolites
    Marte Handal
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Division of Forensic Toxicology and Drug Abuse, P O Box 4404 Nydalen, NO 0403 Oslo, Norway
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 90:578-85. 2008
    ..M3G was shown to sensitize morphine induced locomotor activity in a similar way to morphine pretreatment. This suggests that morphine-glucuronide metabolites may play a role in the development of addiction to morphine...
  39. ncbi request reprint Testing for benzodiazepine inebriation--relationship between benzodiazepine concentration and simple clinical tests for impairment in a sample of drugged drivers
    Jørgen G Bramness
    Division of Forensic Toxicology and Drug Abuse, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 59:593-601. 2003
    ..The impact of single-dose intake in non-daily users of benzodiazepines on the clinical picture of inebriation was also studied...
  40. ncbi request reprint Flunitrazepam: psychomotor impairment, agitation and paradoxical reactions
    Jørgen G Bramness
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, PO Box 4404, Nydalen, NO 0403 Oslo, Norway
    Forensic Sci Int 159:83-91. 2006
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Heroin-using drivers: importance of morphine and morphine-6-glucuronide on late clinical impairment
    Liliana Bachs
    Division for Forensic Toxicology and Drug Abuse, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, P O Box 4404, Nydalen, 0403, Oslo, Norway
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 62:905-12. 2006
    ..To evaluate the relationship between major heroin metabolites (morphine, morphine-6-glucoronide), pattern of drug use, and late impairment of psychomotor functions...
  42. doi request reprint Prevalence, incidence and persistence of etanercept and adalimumab in Norway 2005-2009
    Milada Mahic
    Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 20:457-63. 2011
    ..Examining the prevalence, incidence and persistence of use of etanercept and adalimumab in Norway during 2005-2009...
  43. ncbi request reprint Use of anti-asthmatic medications as a proxy for prevalence of asthma in children and adolescents in Norway: a nationwide prescription database analysis
    Kari Furu
    Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, PO Box 4404, Nydalen, 0403 Oslo, Norway
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 63:693-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of dispensed anti-asthmatic medications as a proxy of asthma among children and adolescents aged 0-19 years in Norway...
  44. doi request reprint Neonatal outcomes following in utero exposure to methadone or buprenorphine: a National Cohort Study of opioid-agonist treatment of Pregnant Women in Norway from 1996 to 2009
    Gabrielle K Welle-Strand
    SERAF Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research, University of Oslo, Norway
    Drug Alcohol Depend 127:200-6. 2013
    ..International studies comparing methadone and buprenorphine in pregnancy have shown differing neonatal outcomes for the two medications...
  45. doi request reprint Comorbidities in an asthma population 8-29 years old: a study from the Norwegian Prescription Database
    Øystein Karlstad
    Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 21:1045-52. 2012
    ..To examine the occurrence of chronic diseases and antimicrobial treatment in an asthma population 8-29 years old, compared with the general population...
  46. doi request reprint Does Pregabalin (Lyrica(®) ) help patients reduce their use of benzodiazepines? A comparison with gabapentin using the Norwegian Prescription Database
    Jørgen G Bramness
    Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol 107:883-6. 2010
    ..This study shows that some patients reduced their use of benzodiazepines substantially after starting pregabalin...
  47. ncbi request reprint Clinical impairment of benzodiazepines--relation between benzodiazepine concentrations and impairment in apprehended drivers
    Jørgen G Bramness
    National Institute of Forensic Toxicology, P O Box 495, Sentrum, N 0105, Oslo, Norway
    Drug Alcohol Depend 68:131-41. 2002
    ..Whether this is true in a population of benzodiazepine users is uncertain. We studied the relationship in a population of suspected drugged drivers...
  48. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in gamma-glutamyltransferase in people aged 40-42 years in two Norwegian counties
    Svetlana Skurtveit
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, PO Box 4404 Nydalen, 0403 Oslo, Norway
    Drug Alcohol Depend 67:95-8. 2002
    ..The use of GGT as a marker of alcohol consumption in middle-aged persons should take into account sex, BMI and drinking of boiled coffee...
  49. ncbi request reprint Coffee intake and mortality from liver cirrhosis
    Aage Tverdal
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Ann Epidemiol 13:419-23. 2003
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the association between coffee consumption and mortality from liver cirrhosis...
  50. pmc Prescription drug use among fathers and mothers before and during pregnancy. A population-based cohort study of 106,000 pregnancies in Norway 2004-2006
    Anders Engeland
    Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 65:653-60. 2008
    ..In this registry-based study, we examined more than 100,000 Norwegian pregnancies and described the drug prescription pattern of both fathers and mothers around conception and during pregnancy (mothers)...
  51. ncbi request reprint Codeine and clinical impairment in samples in which morphine is not detected
    Liliana Bachs
    National Institute of Forensic Toxicology, PO Box 495 Sentrum, 0105, Oslo, Norway
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 58:785-9. 2003
    ..The aim of our study was to investigate the influence of codeine alone, without concomitant presence of morphine, on a clinical test for drunkenness (CTD) performed in relation to suspected drugged driving...
  52. ncbi request reprint Association between blood carisoprodol:meprobamate concentration ratios and CYP2C19 genotype in carisoprodol-drugged drivers: decreased metabolic capacity in heterozygous CYP2C19*1/CYP2C19*2 subjects?
    Jørgen G Bramness
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Division of Forensic Toxicology and Drug Abuse, Oslo, Norway
    Pharmacogenetics 13:383-8. 2003
    ..Heterozygous individuals with the CYP2C19*1/*2 genotype have a reduced capacity for metabolizing carisoprodol, and should probably be regarded as intermediate metabolizers of this drug...
  53. pmc Co-medication of statins and CYP3A4 inhibitors before and after introduction of new reimbursement policy
    Helene M Devold
    Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, P b 4404 Nydalen, Oslo, Norway
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 67:234-41. 2009
    ..Co-medication with interacting drugs increases the risk of statin-induced muscular side-effects. Simvastatin exhibits particularly high interaction potential due to substantial metabolism via cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4)...
  54. doi request reprint A day-by-day investigation of changes in criminal convictions before and after entering and leaving opioid maintenance treatment: a national cohort study
    Anne Bukten
    SERAF Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research, University of Oslo, Kirkveien 166, N 0407, Oslo, Norway
    BMC Psychiatry 13:262. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate changes in criminal convictions on a day-to-day basis before and after entry or discharge from OMT...
  55. doi request reprint Breastfeeding reduces the need for withdrawal treatment in opioid-exposed infants
    Gabrielle K Welle-Strand
    SERAF Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway Norwegian Directorate of Health, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Paediatr 102:1060-6. 2013
    ..To examine the rate and duration of breastfeeding in a cohort of women in opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) in Norway, as well as the effect of breastfeeding on the incidence and duration of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)...
  56. doi request reprint Criminal convictions among dependent heroin users during a 3-year period prior to opioid maintenance treatment: a longitudinal national cohort study
    Anne Bukten
    SERAF Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research, University of Oslo, Kirkveien 166, Oslo, Norway
    J Subst Abuse Treat 41:407-14. 2011
    ..Coordination between treatment providers and police or courts can play an important role in improving outcomes through better access to treatment...
  57. pmc Switching statins in Norway after new reimbursement policy: a nationwide prescription study
    Solveig Sakshaug
    Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 64:476-81. 2007
    ..To assess the changes in prescribing of statins in Norway after implementation of the new reimbursement regulations for statins in June 2005...
  58. ncbi request reprint Occupational physical activity, overweight, and mortality: a follow-up study of 47,405 Norwegian women and men
    Sidsel Graff-Iversen
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Res Q Exerc Sport 78:151-61. 2007
    ..52-0.91) for women. This observational study, with OPA recorded in the 1970s and 1980s, suggested a slight protective effect for overweight by nonsedentary work for men and lower mortality by heavy OPA for both genders...
  59. ncbi request reprint Determinants of control of high blood pressure. The Oslo Health Study 2000-2001
    Serena Tonstad
    Department of Preventive Cardiology, Preventive Medicine Clinic, Ulleval University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Blood Press 13:343-9. 2004
    ..To examine determinants of control of high blood pressure in Oslo, Norway...
  60. ncbi request reprint [Self-reported medical drug use among 15-16 year-old adolescents in Norway]
    Kari Furu
    Avdeling for legemiddelepidemiologi, Nasjonalt folkehelseinstitutt, Postboks 4404 Nydalen, 0403 Oslo
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 125:2759-61. 2005
    ..Little information is available about Norwegian adolescents' use of medical drugs...
  61. ncbi request reprint [Impaired driving as an indicator of drug abuse: what consequences for treatment?]
    Asbjørg S Christophersen
    Divisjon for rettstoksikologi og rusmiddelforskning, Nasjonalt folkehelseinstitutt, Postboks 4404 Nydalen, 0403 Oslo
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 123:1841-3. 2003
    ..5 times since 1990. At least two drugs are usually detected. The majority of offenders have been arrested earlier. This paper gives an overview of studies of impaired drivers...
  62. ncbi request reprint [Changes in the sale and use of flunitrazepam in Norway after 1999]
    Jørgen G Bramness
    Avdeling for legemiddelepidemiologi, Divisjon for epidemiologi, Nasjonalt folkehelseinstitutt, Postboks 4404 Nydalen, 0403 Oslo
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 126:589-90. 2006
    ..On 1 August 2004 the manufacturer of the Rohypnol brand withdrew it from the Norwegian market. How did these two events influence the sales and use of drugs containing flunitrazepam?..
  63. ncbi request reprint [Prescription of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors 1990-2004]
    Jørgen G Bramness
    Avdeling for legemiddelepidemiologi, Divisjon for epidemiologi, Nasjonalt folkehelseinstitutt
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 125:2470-3. 2005
    ..This article describes the sales of SSRIs and other antidepressants from 1990 to 2004. The newly established Norwegian Prescription Database (NorPD) is used to establish the figures in more detail...
  64. doi request reprint Driving under the influence (DUI) among patients in opioid maintenance treatment (OMT): a registry-based national cohort study
    Anne Bukten
    SERAF Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
    Addiction 108:1954-61. 2013
    ..To investigate convictions for driving under the influence (DUI) before, during and after opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) and to examine factors associated with convictions for DUI during treatment...
  65. doi request reprint Antidepressants to cancer patients during the last year of life--a population-based study
    Siri Brelin
    Oslo University Hospital, Regional Centre for Excellence in Palliative Care, Department of Oncology, Oslo, Norway
    Psychooncology 22:506-14. 2013
    ..Aims were to examine the prescription prevalence of ADs in the last year of life in a 2-year national cancer death cohort and to examine its associations with sociodemographic and medical variables...
  66. ncbi request reprint Fast quantification of ethanol in whole blood specimens by the enzymatic alcohol dehydrogenase method. Optimization by experimental design
    Lena Kristoffersen
    Division of Forensic Toxicology and Drug Abuse, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, P O Box 4404 Nydalen, N 0403 Oslo, Norway
    J Anal Toxicol 29:66-70. 2005
    ..9903. Analysis of authentic positive blood specimens gave results that were slightly lower than those of the reference method...
  67. ncbi request reprint Pharmacokinetic differences of morphine and morphine-glucuronides are reflected in locomotor activity
    Marte Handal
    National Institute of Forensic Toxicology, P O Box 495, Sentrum, N 0105, Oslo, Norway
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 73:883-92. 2002
    ..When serum concentrations and effect changes were followed over time, there was some right hand shifts with respect to locomotor activity, especially during the declining phase of the concentration curve and particularly for M6G...
  68. ncbi request reprint Drinking pattern among adolescents with immigrant and Norwegian backgrounds: a two-way influence?
    Ellen J Amundsen
    Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research, Oslo, Norway
    Addiction 100:1453-63. 2005
    ..To assess the association between drinking behaviour among adolescents with both immigrant and native backgrounds with aspects of acculturation...
  69. ncbi request reprint Women's experiences of giving birth in Northwest Russia in 2000 and 2002 and in Northern Norway 2000
    Eli Heiberg
    Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 86:373-5. 2007
  70. ncbi request reprint Drugged drivers in Norway with benzodiazepine detections
    Svetlana Skurtveit
    National Institute of Forensic Toxicology, P O Box 495 Sentrum, 0105 Oslo, Norway
    Forensic Sci Int 125:75-82. 2002
    ..A treatment program or other reactions, are thus necessary in addition to fines, prison penalty and suspension of driving licence...
  71. ncbi request reprint Why do sales of lipid-lowering drugs vary between counties in Norway? Evidence from the OPPHED Health Study 2000-2001
    Ingeborg Hartz
    Department of Pharmacy, University of Tromsø, Norway
    Scand J Prim Health Care 24:115-21. 2006
    ....
  72. doi request reprint Carisoprodol should be taken off the market
    Jørgen G Bramness
    South Med J 101:1074-5. 2008
  73. ncbi request reprint [Women's voices in the Northwest Russia]
    Eli Heiberg
    Nasjonalt folkehelseinstitutt, Divisjon for epidemiologi, Postboks 4404 Nydalen, 0403 Oslo
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 125:2826-8. 2005
  74. doi request reprint The absence of evidence is not the same as evidence for absence!
    Jørgen G Bramness
    Addiction 103:513-4. 2008