Astri Medbø

Summary

Affiliation: University of Troms
Country: Norway

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Lung function testing in the elderly--can we still use FEV1/FVC<70% as a criterion of COPD?
    Astri Medbø
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, 9038 Tromsø, Norway
    Respir Med 101:1097-105. 2007
  2. pmc What role may symptoms play in the diagnosis of airflow limitation? A study in an elderly population
    Astri Medbø
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
    Scand J Prim Health Care 26:92-8. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Bronchial airflow limitation, smoking, body mass index, and statin use are strongly associated with the C-reactive protein level in the elderly. The Tromsø Study 2001
    Hasse Melbye
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromso, 9037 Tromso, Norway
    Respir Med 101:2541-9. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Reduced pulmonary function is associated with lower levels of endogenous total and free testosterone. The Tromsø study
    Johan Svartberg
    Department of Medicine, University Hospital of North Norway, 9038 Tromsø, Norway
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:107-12. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint The FEV1/FEV6 ratio is a good substitute for the FEV1/FVC ratio in the elderly
    Hasse Melbye
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, 9037 Tromsø, Norway
    Prim Care Respir J 15:294-8. 2006
  6. pmc Examination of final-year medical students in general practice
    Ivar J Aaraas
    ISM, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
    Scand J Prim Health Care 25:198-201. 2007
  7. pmc "I did not intend to stop. I just could not stand cigarettes any more." A qualitative interview study of smoking cessation among the elderly
    Astri Medbø
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, 9037 Tromsø, Norway
    BMC Fam Pract 12:42. 2011

Detail Information

Publications7

  1. ncbi request reprint Lung function testing in the elderly--can we still use FEV1/FVC<70% as a criterion of COPD?
    Astri Medbø
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, 9038 Tromsø, Norway
    Respir Med 101:1097-105. 2007
    ..COPD is known as a disease which is frequently under-diagnosed. However, there is a risk of over diagnosis when this diagnostic threshold is applied among the elderly...
  2. pmc What role may symptoms play in the diagnosis of airflow limitation? A study in an elderly population
    Astri Medbø
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
    Scand J Prim Health Care 26:92-8. 2008
    ..Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an under-diagnosed condition. General practitioners meet and examine the patients in early stages of the disease, and symptoms represent the starting point of the diagnostic process...
  3. ncbi request reprint Bronchial airflow limitation, smoking, body mass index, and statin use are strongly associated with the C-reactive protein level in the elderly. The Tromsø Study 2001
    Hasse Melbye
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromso, 9037 Tromso, Norway
    Respir Med 101:2541-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to explore this association in an elderly population, as well as the influence of other known and possible predictors of the CRP level, like smoking and the use of statins and inhaled corticosteroids...
  4. ncbi request reprint Reduced pulmonary function is associated with lower levels of endogenous total and free testosterone. The Tromsø study
    Johan Svartberg
    Department of Medicine, University Hospital of North Norway, 9038 Tromsø, Norway
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:107-12. 2007
    ..We suggest that the reduction of total and free testosterone could be due to an alteration of the hypothalamic-pituitary response...
  5. ncbi request reprint The FEV1/FEV6 ratio is a good substitute for the FEV1/FVC ratio in the elderly
    Hasse Melbye
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, 9037 Tromsø, Norway
    Prim Care Respir J 15:294-8. 2006
    ..To determine the agreement between the FEV1/FEV6 ratio and the FEV1/FVC ratio in an elderly population...
  6. pmc Examination of final-year medical students in general practice
    Ivar J Aaraas
    ISM, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
    Scand J Prim Health Care 25:198-201. 2007
    ..It constitutes one important element in a comprehensive assessment process. This is considered to be an acceptable and appropriate way of testing the students before graduation...
  7. pmc "I did not intend to stop. I just could not stand cigarettes any more." A qualitative interview study of smoking cessation among the elderly
    Astri Medbø
    Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, 9037 Tromsø, Norway
    BMC Fam Pract 12:42. 2011
    ..Our aim was to gain insights that may help general practitioners understand why people smoke, and why smokers stop and then remain quitting and, from this, to find fruitful approaches to the dialogue about stopping smoking...