Anders Ahlbom

Summary

Affiliation: Karolinska Institutet
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [How many alarms about health hazards are enough?]
    Anders Ahlbom
    Institutet för miljömedicin, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
    Lakartidningen 104:3674-6. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Epidemiologic evidence on mobile phones and tumor risk: a review
    Anders Ahlbom
    Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Epidemiology 20:639-52. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Increased risk and worse prognosis of myocardial infarction in patients with prior hospitalization for epilepsy--the Stockholm Heart Epidemiology Program
    Imre Janszky
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Norrbacka, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Brain 132:2798-804. 2009
  4. pmc The effect of leisure-time physical activity on the risk of acute myocardial infarction depending on body mass index: a population-based case-control study
    Eleonor Fransson
    Division of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Box 210, SE 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 6:296. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and mortality: is the association explained by genetic selection?
    Sofia Carlsson
    Division of Epidemiology, Stockholm Centre of Public Health, Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Epidemiol 166:255-9. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Tea consumption, incidence and long-term prognosis of a first acute myocardial infarction--the SHEEP study
    Ganna Pyshchyta
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Clin Nutr 31:267-72. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Occupational magnetic field exposure and myocardial infarction incidence
    Anders Ahlbom
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Epidemiology 15:403-8. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Hospitalization for depression is associated with an increased risk for myocardial infarction not explained by lifestyle, lipids, coagulation, and inflammation: the SHEEP Study
    Imre Janszky
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Biol Psychiatry 62:25-32. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Body mass index and mortality: is the association explained by genetic factors?
    Sofia Carlsson
    Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Epidemiology 22:98-103. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Risk of brain tumors associated with exposure to exogenous female sex hormones
    Annette Wigertz
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Epidemiol 164:629-36. 2006

Detail Information

Publications86

  1. ncbi request reprint [How many alarms about health hazards are enough?]
    Anders Ahlbom
    Institutet för miljömedicin, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
    Lakartidningen 104:3674-6. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Epidemiologic evidence on mobile phones and tumor risk: a review
    Anders Ahlbom
    Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Epidemiology 20:639-52. 2009
    ..For slow-growing tumors such as meningioma and acoustic neuroma, as well as for glioma among long-term users, the absence of association reported thus far is less conclusive because the observation period has been too short...
  3. doi request reprint Increased risk and worse prognosis of myocardial infarction in patients with prior hospitalization for epilepsy--the Stockholm Heart Epidemiology Program
    Imre Janszky
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Norrbacka, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Brain 132:2798-804. 2009
    ..Physicians should be aware of the potential cardiovascular implications of epilepsy...
  4. pmc The effect of leisure-time physical activity on the risk of acute myocardial infarction depending on body mass index: a population-based case-control study
    Eleonor Fransson
    Division of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Box 210, SE 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 6:296. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether leisure-time physical activity compensates for the increased risk of acute myocardial infarction associated with overweight and obesity...
  5. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and mortality: is the association explained by genetic selection?
    Sofia Carlsson
    Division of Epidemiology, Stockholm Centre of Public Health, Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Epidemiol 166:255-9. 2007
    ..Results indicate that physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of mortality not due to genetic selection. This finding supports a causal link between physical activity and mortality...
  6. doi request reprint Tea consumption, incidence and long-term prognosis of a first acute myocardial infarction--the SHEEP study
    Ganna Pyshchyta
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Clin Nutr 31:267-72. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to examine the potential role of tea consumption in the previous 12 months in primary and secondary prevention of AMI...
  7. ncbi request reprint Occupational magnetic field exposure and myocardial infarction incidence
    Anders Ahlbom
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Epidemiology 15:403-8. 2004
    ..We tested the hypothesis that occupational EMF exposure increases the risk of myocardial infarction in a large population-based case-control study of myocardial infarction, with detailed information on potential confounders...
  8. ncbi request reprint Hospitalization for depression is associated with an increased risk for myocardial infarction not explained by lifestyle, lipids, coagulation, and inflammation: the SHEEP Study
    Imre Janszky
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Biol Psychiatry 62:25-32. 2007
    ..Depression is considered a risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD) in initially CHD-free populations. Subclinical CHD or other somatic causes of depressive symptoms might account for the association, however...
  9. doi request reprint Body mass index and mortality: is the association explained by genetic factors?
    Sofia Carlsson
    Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Epidemiology 22:98-103. 2011
    ..Numerous studies have shown that higher body mass index (BMI) is associated with higher mortality. We investigated the extent to which this association might be explained by genetic factors...
  10. ncbi request reprint Risk of brain tumors associated with exposure to exogenous female sex hormones
    Annette Wigertz
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Epidemiol 164:629-36. 2006
    ..7 (95% confidence interval: 0.9, 7.5). Hormone usage was not associated with glioma risk in this study. The findings suggest that the use of female sex steroids may increase the risk of meningioma...
  11. ncbi request reprint Explanations of socioeconomic differences in excess risk of type 2 diabetes in Swedish men and women
    Emilie E Agardh
    Department of Molecular Medicine, Endocrine and Diabetes Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Diabetes Care 27:716-21. 2004
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  12. pmc Age-specific trends in morbidity, mortality and case-fatality from cardiovascular disease, myocardial infarction and stroke in advanced age: evaluation in the Swedish population
    Karin Modig
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 8:e64928. 2013
    ..It is not clear if the downward trend in cardiovascular disease (CVD) observed for ages up to 85 years can be extended to the oldest old, those 85 years and above...
  13. pmc Epidemiology of health effects of radiofrequency exposure
    Anders Ahlbom
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Health Perspect 112:1741-54. 2004
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  14. ncbi request reprint Occupational magnetic fields and female breast cancer: a case-control study using Swedish population registers and new exposure data
    Ulla M Forssén
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Epidemiol 161:250-9. 2005
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  15. ncbi request reprint Long-term mobile phone use and brain tumor risk
    Stefan Lonn
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Box 210, S 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Epidemiol 161:526-35. 2005
    ..This study includes a large number of long-term mobile phone users, and the authors conclude that the data do not support the hypothesis that mobile phone use is related to an increased risk of glioma or meningioma...
  16. ncbi request reprint EMF and health
    Maria Feychting
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Annu Rev Public Health 26:165-89. 2005
    ..This technology is constantly changing and there is a need for continued research on this issue. Almost no epidemiologic data are available for static fields...
  17. doi request reprint Prior hospitalization for stroke, diabetes, myocardial infarction, and subsequent risk of unprovoked seizures
    Cecilia Adelöw
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Epilepsia 52:301-7. 2011
    ..To study diabetes, acute myocardial infarction, and stroke as risk factors for unprovoked seizures in a population-based cohort with incident cases of epilepsy...
  18. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing neck pain intensity in whiplash-associated disorders in Sweden
    Lena W Holm
    Division of Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Clin J Pain 23:591-7. 2007
    ..The factors of interest were demographic and socioeconomic factors, prior health, and collision factors...
  19. ncbi request reprint Widespread pain following whiplash-associated disorders: incidence, course, and risk factors
    Lena W Holm
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Division of Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Rheumatol 34:193-200. 2007
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  20. ncbi request reprint Mobile phone use and risk of parotid gland tumor
    Stefan Lonn
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Am J Epidemiol 164:637-43. 2006
    ..The risk estimate did not increase, regardless of type of phone and amount of use. The authors conclude that the data do not support the hypothesis that mobile phone use is related to an increased risk of parotid gland tumors...
  21. ncbi request reprint The magnitude of bias in a cross-sectional study on lifestyle factors in relation to Type 2 diabetes
    Emilie E Agardh
    Department of Molecular Medicine, Endocrine and Diabetes Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 34:665-8. 2006
    ..The authors aimed to illustrate the possible magnitude of this potential bias using data from a cross-sectional study on coffee consumption and work stress in relation to type 2 diabetes...
  22. pmc Expectations for recovery important in the prognosis of whiplash injuries
    Lena W Holm
    Division of Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS Med 5:e105. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate if expectations for recovery are a prognostic factor after experiencing a WAD...
  23. ncbi request reprint The risk of acute myocardial infarction: interactions of types of physical activity
    Eleonor Fransson
    Division of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Epidemiology 15:573-82. 2004
    ..Special interest was focused on potential interaction among these aspects of physical activity...
  24. doi request reprint Occupational exposures and risk of acoustic neuroma
    Michaela Prochazka
    Institute of Environmental Medicine IMM, Unit of Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, PO Box 210, SE 171 77, Stockholm, Sweden
    Occup Environ Med 67:766-71. 2010
    ..Our aim was to investigate a wide range of occupational exposures, individual occupational titles and socioeconomic status (SES) as potential risk factors for acoustic neuroma...
  25. doi request reprint Hospitalization for psychiatric disorders before and after onset of unprovoked seizures/epilepsy
    Cecilia Adelöw
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Neurology 78:396-401. 2012
    ..To study hospitalization for psychiatric disorders before and after onset of unprovoked epileptic seizures/epilepsy...
  26. ncbi request reprint [Skiers in the long-distance ski race invest in their health]
    Sofia Carlsson
    Centrum för folkhälsa, Stockholms läns landsting, och Institutet för miljömedicin, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
    Lakartidningen 104:670-1. 2007
  27. ncbi request reprint Cohort studies of association between self-reported allergic conditions, immune-related diagnoses and glioma and meningioma risk
    Judith Schwartzbaum
    Division of Epidemiology, Institute for Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Cancer 106:423-8. 2003
    ..In Cohort III, immune-related discharge diagnoses are also inversely associated with glioma (HR = 0.46; 95% CI = 0.14-1.49). There is no strong evidence against (and some for) the hypothesis that allergies reduce glioma risk...
  28. ncbi request reprint [Multi-levels, fewer differences. Possibly misleading picture based on current analysis of hospitals' results]
    Anders Ahlbom
    Institutet för miljömedicin, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
    Lakartidningen 102:9-10. 2005
  29. doi request reprint Unprovoked seizures in multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus erythematosus: a population-based case-control study
    Cecilia Adelöw
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Epilepsy Res 101:284-7. 2012
    ..The odds ratio with 95% confidence interval was 3.7 (CI 1.2-11.0) for MS and 8.0 (2.2-30.0) for SLE, suggesting an increased risk of unprovoked seizures in patients with both these diagnoses...
  30. ncbi request reprint Genetic effects on physical activity: results from the Swedish Twin Registry
    Sofia Carlsson
    Division of Epidemiology, Stockholm Centre of Public Health, and Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:1396-401. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the genetic effects on leisure-time physical activity using data from the Swedish Twin Registry...
  31. ncbi request reprint Obesity and hormone-dependent tumors: cohort and co-twin control studies based on the Swedish Twin Registry
    Fredrik Jonsson
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Cancer 106:594-9. 2003
    ..78). No association was found for prostate cancer. We conclude that age is an important effect modifier of cancer risk associated with obesity and that obesity and overweight in young adult life may affect cancer risk also later in life...
  32. ncbi request reprint Low physical activity and mortality in women: baseline lifestyle and health as alternative explanations
    Sofia Carlsson
    Division of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Stockholm Centre for Public Health, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 34:480-7. 2006
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Call-related factors influencing output power from mobile phones
    Lena Hillert
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 16:507-14. 2006
    ....
  34. pmc Work related stressful life events and the risk of myocardial infarction. Case-control and case-crossover analyses within the Stockholm heart epidemiology programme (SHEEP)
    Jette Moller
    Karolinska Institutet, Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Social Medicine, Norrbacka, SE 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:23-30. 2005
    ..The question is whether this also implies an increased risk of myocardial infarction, either through the triggering effect of acute stress, or through accumulation of stress over several months...
  35. ncbi request reprint Swedish moist snuff and myocardial infarction among men
    Maria Pia Hergens
    Department of Environmental Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Epidemiology 16:12-6. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to assess whether long-term use of Swedish moist snuff (widely used among Swedish men) increases the risk of acute myocardial infarction...
  36. pmc Smoking is associated with reduced risk of autoimmune diabetes in adults contrasting with increased risk in overweight men with type 2 diabetes: a 22-year follow-up of the HUNT study
    Bahareh Rasouli
    Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Diabetes Care 36:604-10. 2013
    ..To investigate the association between smoking habits and risk of autoimmune diabetes in adults and of type 2 diabetes...
  37. ncbi request reprint Knowledge about tobacco and subsequent use of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco among Swedish adolescents
    K Ingvar Rosendahl
    Division of Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Adolesc Health 37:224-8. 2005
    ..To investigate whether knowledge of the risks and properties of tobacco among adolescents influences their future use of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco in different directions...
  38. doi request reprint Newly diagnosed single unprovoked seizures and epilepsy in Stockholm, Sweden: First report from the Stockholm Incidence Registry of Epilepsy (SIRE)
    Cecilia Adelöw
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Epilepsia 50:1094-101. 2009
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Primary risk factors influence risk of recurrent myocardial infarction/death from coronary heart disease: results from the Stockholm Heart Epidemiology Program (SHEEP)
    Karin Leander
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:532-7. 2007
    ..There is still a lack of follow-up studies of well-characterized patient cohorts assessing the relative importance of these factors...
  40. doi request reprint Use of snus and acute myocardial infarction: pooled analysis of eight prospective observational studies
    Jenny Hansson
    Division of Public Health Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Epidemiol 27:771-9. 2012
    ..Case fatality after AMI is seemingly increased among snus users, but this relationship may be due to confounding by socioeconomic or life style factors...
  41. doi request reprint Sleep disturbances and low psychological well-being are associated with an increased risk of autoimmune diabetes in adults. Results from the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study
    Lisa Olsson
    Unit of Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 98:302-11. 2012
    ..To investigate whether sleep disturbances and low psychological well-being are associated with an increased risk of autoimmune diabetes in adults (including LADA and type 1 diabetes) and type 2 diabetes...
  42. doi request reprint The aging population in Sweden: can declining incidence rates in MI, stroke and cancer counterbalance the future demographic challenges?
    Karin Modig
    Division of Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Box 210, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Epidemiol 27:139-45. 2012
    ..These are changes that have been observed for several diseases indicating that the challenges posed by the ageing population may not be as severe as they may seem when considering the demographic component alone...
  43. ncbi request reprint Occupational magnetic field exposure and neurodegenerative disease
    Maria Feychting
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Epidemiology 14:413-9; discussion 427-8. 2003
    ..Several studies have identified occupational exposure to extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (EMF) as a potential risk factor for neurodegenerative disease, but the evidence is contradictory and inconclusive...
  44. doi request reprint The Janus face of statistical adjustment: confounders versus colliders
    Imre Janszky
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Norrbacka, 6th Floor, 17176, Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Epidemiol 25:361-3. 2010
    ..By using numerically identical examples, we show that adjustment for a common consequence of the exposure and the outcome can lead to as much bias as absence of necessary adjustment for a confounder...
  45. ncbi request reprint Calculation of fractions of lung cancer incidence attributable to occupational exposure to asbestos and combustion products in Stockholm, Sweden
    Per Gustavsson
    Department of Occupational Health, Stockholm Center for Public Health, Karolinksa Hospital, Stockholm County Council, Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:937-40. 2003
    ..89%, 95% confidence interval, CI: 3.69, 10.04), or by the simple 'dichotomization'-method (6.88%, 95%CI: 3.81, 9.84). The method is very easy to apply to population-based case-referent studies analyzed by logistic regression...
  46. ncbi request reprint Mobile phone use and the risk of acoustic neuroma
    Stefan Lonn
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, S 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Epidemiology 15:653-9. 2004
    ..Radiofrequency exposure from mobile phones is concentrated to the tissue closest to the handset, which includes the auditory nerve. If this type of exposure increases tumor risk, acoustic neuroma would be a potential concern...
  47. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing neck pain intensity in whiplash-associated disorders
    Lena W Holm
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Division of Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:E98-104. 2006
    ..Cohort study of subjects with whiplash-associated disorders (WAD)...
  48. pmc High levels of education are associated with an increased risk of latent autoimmune diabetes in adults: results from the Nord-Trøndelag health study
    Lisa Olsson
    Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Diabetes Care 34:102-7. 2011
    ..To investigate whether the risk for autoimmune diabetes in adults differs between socioeconomic groups and to compare such risk with that for type 2 diabetes...
  49. ncbi request reprint Electromagnetic radiation
    Anders Ahlbom
    Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Br Med Bull 68:157-65. 2003
    ..However, extensive research activities are ongoing and much more data will be available in the near future. This situation of scientific uncertainty and considerable public concern creates dilemmas for decision makers...
  50. doi request reprint Don't split your data
    Henrik Kallberg
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Epidemiol 25:283-4. 2010
    ..We compare the random splitting procedure to using the full data sample for analysis, by using a Bayesian perspective with consideration taken to prior probability of a false positive finding...
  51. ncbi request reprint Berkson's bias reviewed
    Judith Schwartzbaum
    Division of Epidemiology, Institute for Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:1109-12. 2003
  52. ncbi request reprint Calculating measures of biological interaction using R
    Henrik Kallberg
    IMM, Institute for Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:571-3. 2006
  53. ncbi request reprint [Alarming tendency of increased number of dropouts in epidemiologic case-control studies]
    Maria Feychting
    Institutet för miljömedicin, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
    Lakartidningen 101:3430-3. 2004
  54. ncbi request reprint Abstention, alcohol use and risk of myocardial infarction in men and women taking account of social support and working conditions: the SHEEP case-control study
    Anders Romelsjo
    Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs, Stockholm, Sweden
    Addiction 98:1453-62. 2003
    ..A second aim was to analyse the impact of the volume of earlier alcohol use in abstainers...
  55. doi request reprint Job insecurity and prognosis after myocardial infarction: the SHEEP Study
    Krisztina D László
    Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Cardiol 167:2824-30. 2013
    ..The prognostic role of job insecurity in coronary heart disease is unknown. We aimed to analyze whether job insecurity predicts mortality and recurrent events after a first acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  56. ncbi request reprint Survival after hip fracture
    Bahman Y Farahmand
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Box 210, 17177, Stockholm, Sweden
    Osteoporos Int 16:1583-90. 2005
    ..Hip fracture patients have a substantially increased risk of death that persists for at least 6 years post-fracture. The relative excess mortality is independent of comorbidity and known hip fracture risk factors...
  57. doi request reprint CNOP (mitoxantrone) chemotherapy is inferior to CHOP (doxorubicin) in the treatment of patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (meta-analysis)
    Magnus Bjorkholm
    Department of Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Haematol 80:477-82. 2008
    ..CHOP chemotherapy is more efficacious than CNOP at equitoxic (myelosuppression) doses. CHOP is, however, associated with more alopecia and gastrointestinal toxicity...
  58. ncbi request reprint Relative contribution of residential and occupational magnetic field exposure over twenty-four hours among people living close to and far from a power line
    Ulla M Forssén
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Bioelectromagnetics 23:239-44. 2002
    ..However, the intermediate field exposure category (0.1-0.19 microT) showed poor correlation to the 24 hr personal measurements...
  59. ncbi request reprint Work stress and low sense of coherence is associated with type 2 diabetes in middle-aged Swedish women
    Emilie E Agardh
    Department of Molecular Medicine, Endocrine and Diabetes Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Diabetes Care 26:719-24. 2003
    ..Finally, we investigated the combination of SOC and demands or SOC and decision latitude in association with the disease...
  60. ncbi request reprint Central nervous system tumours in children in Costa Rica, 1981-96
    Johan Reutfors
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Box 210, S 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 16:219-25. 2002
    ..The data in this study cannot exclude under-diagnosis and, to a lesser degree, under-registration as a partial explanation of the low incidence rates of malignant CNS tumours in children in Costa Rica...
  61. ncbi request reprint Occupational noise exposure and risk of acoustic neuroma
    Colin G Edwards
    Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1252-8. 2007
    ..The effect of nondifferential misclassification of exposure must be considered a potential cause of the negative findings...
  62. ncbi request reprint Extremely low-frequency magnetic fields and heart disease
    Leeka Kheifets
    UCLA School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 73 284 CHS, 650 Charles E Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Scand J Work Environ Health 33:5-12. 2007
    ..This effort represents an interesting case study of a scientific inquiry that has been successfully resolved despite numerous methodological difficulties inherent in research on low-level environmental exposures...
  63. ncbi request reprint Occupational magnetic field exposure and the risk of acoustic neuroma
    Ulla M Forssén
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Am J Ind Med 49:112-8. 2006
    ..This study was performed to investigate the effect of power frequency magnetic fields...
  64. ncbi request reprint School and class environments are differently linked to future smoking among preadolescents
    K Ingvar Rosendahl
    Division of Epidemiology, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
    Prev Med 34:649-54. 2002
    ..There are few observational studies of school and class risk factors for smoking behavior in preadolescence...
  65. ncbi request reprint Exposure to loud noise and risk of acoustic neuroma
    Colin G Edwards
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Starling Loving Hall Rm A446, 320 West Tenth Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:327-33. 2006
    ..12 (95% CI: 1.40, 3.20). The findings of an increased risk of acoustic neuroma with loud noise exposure support previous research...
  66. ncbi request reprint p53 Genotypes and risk of glioma and meningioma
    Beatrice Malmer
    Department of Radiation Sciences, Oncology, Umea University Hospital, Sweden
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:2220-3. 2005
    ..This study is novel in suggesting an increased risk of brain tumors when the analysis is restricted to those with a history of cancer in the family. However, we cannot rule out the possibility that these results are due to chance...
  67. ncbi request reprint Calculating measures of biological interaction
    Tomas Andersson
    Stockholm Centre for Public Health, Sweden
    Eur J Epidemiol 20:575-9. 2005
    ..Finally, we show how this output can be used as input in an Excel sheet that is set up to calculate the measures of biological interaction to be used for the assessment...
  68. ncbi request reprint Interaction: A word with two meanings creates confusion
    Anders Ahlbom
    Eur J Epidemiol 20:563-4. 2005
  69. ncbi request reprint Prior hospitalization for epilepsy, diabetes, and stroke and subsequent glioma and meningioma risk
    Judith Schwartzbaum
    Division of Epidemiology and Biometrics, School of Public Health, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:643-50. 2005
    ..The occurrence of excess epilepsy > or =8 years before HGG diagnosis suggests a relatively long preclinical phase, but excess diabetes or stroke appear late in HGG development...
  70. ncbi request reprint Occupational risk factors for low grade and high grade glioma: results from an international case control study of adult brain tumours
    Brigitte Schlehofer
    Unit of Environmental Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, Germany
    Int J Cancer 113:116-25. 2005
    ..Although some other point estimates were elevated, they lacked statistical significance. The results do not provide evidence of a strong association between occupational exposures and glioma development...
  71. ncbi request reprint Effect of pregnancy on survival in women with cutaneous malignant melanoma
    Marko B Lens
    Genetic Epidemiology Division, Cancer Research UK, St James s University Hospital, Beckett St, Leeds LS9 7TF, UK
    J Clin Oncol 22:4369-75. 2004
    ..An adverse influence of pregnancy on the risk of death in women with cutaneous melanoma was suggested historically by anecdotal reports. Previous studies included small numbers of women observed for short periods...
  72. ncbi request reprint An international case-control study of glutathione transferase and functionally related polymorphisms and risk of primary adult brain tumors
    Judith A Schwartzbaum
    Division of Epidemiology and Biometrics, School of Public Health, Ohio State University, Starling Loving Hall, 320 W Tenth Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:559-65. 2007
    ..Because there is less previous evidence for a role of NQO1, CYP1A1, GSTM1, and GSTT1 variants, we restricted analysis of these variants to a small preliminary study...
  73. ncbi request reprint Re: Cellular telephone use and cancer risk: update of a nationwide Danish cohort study
    Anders Ahlbom
    J Natl Cancer Inst 99:655; author reply 655-6. 2007
  74. ncbi request reprint Association of apolipoprotein E genotypes with lipid levels and coronary risk
    Anna M Bennet
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
    JAMA 298:1300-11. 2007
    ..Previous reviews of associations of apolipoprotein E (apoE) genotype and coronary disease have been dominated by smaller studies that are liable to biases...
  75. ncbi request reprint Cohort study of cancer risk among male and female shift workers
    Judith Schwartzbaum
    Ohio State University, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Biometrics, Starling Loving Hall, 320 W Tenth Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    Scand J Work Environ Health 33:336-43. 2007
    ..The present study was conducted to see whether these previous findings could be confirmed and whether shift workers are at elevated risk for cancer at additional sites...
  76. ncbi request reprint Comprehensive analysis of the role of DNA repair gene polymorphisms on risk of glioma
    Lara Bethke
    Section of Cancer Genetics, Institute of Cancer Research, 15 Cotswold Rd, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5NG, UK
    Hum Mol Genet 17:800-5. 2008
    ..01). Our results provide additional support for the hypothesis that low penetrance variants contribute to the risk of developing glioma and suggest that a genetic variant located in or around the CHAF1A gene contributes to disease risk...
  77. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation in p53 and ATM haplotypes and risk of glioma and meningioma
    Beatrice Susanne Malmer
    Department of Radiation Sciences, Oncology, Umea University Hospital, 901 85, Umea, Sweden
    J Neurooncol 82:229-37. 2007
    ..Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that polymorphisms and haplotypes in p53 and ATM could be associated with glioma and meningioma risk...
  78. doi request reprint Comprehensive analysis of DNA repair gene variants and risk of meningioma
    Lara Bethke
    Section of Cancer Genetics, Institute of Cancer Research, 15 Cotswold Rd, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5NG, UK
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:270-6. 2008
    ..A relationship between risk of meningioma and exposure to ionizing radiation is also well known and led us to examine whether variants in DNA repair genes contribute to disease susceptibility...
  79. ncbi request reprint Parental occupational exposure to pesticides and the risk of childhood leukemia in Costa Rica
    Patricia Monge
    Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances IRET, Universidad Nacional, PO Box 86 3000, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Scand J Work Environ Health 33:293-303. 2007
    ..Parental exposure to pesticides and the risk of leukemia in offspring were examined in a population-based case-control study in Costa Rica...
  80. ncbi request reprint Risk of severe cardiac arrhythmia in male utility workers: a nationwide danish cohort study
    Christoffer Johansen
    Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Epidemiol 156:857-61. 2002
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  81. ncbi request reprint Mortality in a population-based cohort of epilepsy surgery patients
    Lena Nilsson
    Department of Neurological Rehabilitation, Stora Sköndal Hospital, Sköndal, Sweden
    Epilepsia 44:575-81. 2003
    ..To investigate mortality and especially the incidence of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) in a population-based cohort of epilepsy surgery patients...
  82. doi request reprint Functional polymorphisms in folate metabolism genes influence the risk of meningioma and glioma
    Lara Bethke
    Section of Cancer Genetics, Institute of Cancer Research, 15 Cotswold Road, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5NG, United Kingdom
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:1195-202. 2008
    ..94). Our findings provide support for the role of folate metabolism in the development of primary brain tumors. In particular, genotypes associated with increased 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate levels are associated with elevated risk...
  83. ncbi request reprint Nighttime exposure to electromagnetic fields and childhood leukemia: an extended pooled analysis
    Joachim Schüz
    Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Epidemiol 166:263-9. 2007
    ..These results do not support the hypotheses that nighttime measures are more appropriate; hence, the observed association between ELF EMF and childhood leukemia still lacks a plausible explanation...
  84. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for suicide in epilepsy: a case control study
    Lena Nilsson
    Department of Neurological Rehabilitation, Stora Sköndal Hospital, Sweden
    Epilepsia 43:644-51. 2002
    ..We investigated the association between the risk of suicide in persons with epilepsy and clinical factors that might increase or have been suggested to increase the risk of suicide...
  85. ncbi request reprint Possible effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) on human health--opinion of the scientific committee on emerging and newly identified health risks (SCENIHR)
    Anders Ahlbom
    Toxicology 246:248-50. 2008
  86. doi request reprint The common D302H variant of CASP8 is associated with risk of glioma
    Lara Bethke
    Section of Cancer Genetics, Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey, UK
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:987-9. 2008
    ..10-1.70; P = 0.004). The association of CASP8 D302H with glioma risk indicates the importance of inherited variation in the apoptosis pathway in susceptibility to this form of primary brain tumor...