Kjell Toren

Summary

Affiliation: Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [COPD also an occupational disease]
    Kjell Toren
    Arbets och miljömedicin samt Lungmedicin och allergologi
    Lakartidningen 104:3656-8. 2007
  2. pmc Occupational exposure to particulate air pollution and mortality due to ischaemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease
    Kjell Toren
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Occup Environ Med 64:515-9. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Increased mortality from infectious pneumonia after occupational exposure to inorganic dust, metal fumes and chemicals
    Kjell Toren
    Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Box 414, SE 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Thorax 66:992-6. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint [Work, environment and health--a 100-year anniversary]
    Kjell Toren
    Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset Sahlgrenska, Goteborg
    Lakartidningen 104:3649-50. 2007
  5. pmc Asthma caused by occupational exposures is common - a systematic analysis of estimates of the population-attributable fraction
    Kjell Toren
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    BMC Pulm Med 9:7. 2009
  6. doi request reprint An international prospective general population-based study of respiratory work disability
    K Toren
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Box 414, S 405 30 Goteborg, Sweden
    Thorax 64:339-44. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Adult-onset asthma in west Sweden--incidence, sex differences and impact of occupational exposures
    Kjell Toren
    Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Box 414, S 405 30 Goteborg, Sweden
    Respir Med 105:1622-8. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Self-reported asthma was biased in relation to disease severity while reported year of asthma onset was accurate
    Kjell Toren
    Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, St Sigfridsgatan 85B, S 412 66, Goteborg, Sweden
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:90-3. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint [Occupational and environmental medicine in focus]
    Kjell Toren
    Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset Sahlgrenska, Goteborg
    Lakartidningen 104:3647. 2007
  10. pmc West Sweden Asthma Study: prevalence trends over the last 18 years argues no recent increase in asthma
    Jan Lotvall
    Department of Internal Medicine, Krefting Research Centre, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Respir Res 10:94. 2009

Detail Information

Publications77

  1. ncbi request reprint [COPD also an occupational disease]
    Kjell Toren
    Arbets och miljömedicin samt Lungmedicin och allergologi
    Lakartidningen 104:3656-8. 2007
  2. pmc Occupational exposure to particulate air pollution and mortality due to ischaemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease
    Kjell Toren
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Occup Environ Med 64:515-9. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study was to examine whether occupational exposure to particulate air pollution increases the risk for ischaemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease...
  3. doi request reprint Increased mortality from infectious pneumonia after occupational exposure to inorganic dust, metal fumes and chemicals
    Kjell Toren
    Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Box 414, SE 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Thorax 66:992-6. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study was to elucidate whether occupational exposure to respiratory pollutants and irritants increases the risk for infectious pneumonia...
  4. ncbi request reprint [Work, environment and health--a 100-year anniversary]
    Kjell Toren
    Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset Sahlgrenska, Goteborg
    Lakartidningen 104:3649-50. 2007
  5. pmc Asthma caused by occupational exposures is common - a systematic analysis of estimates of the population-attributable fraction
    Kjell Toren
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    BMC Pulm Med 9:7. 2009
    ..In recent years there has been a growing recognition of the potential importance of asthma induced by work-related exposures..
  6. doi request reprint An international prospective general population-based study of respiratory work disability
    K Toren
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Box 414, S 405 30 Goteborg, Sweden
    Thorax 64:339-44. 2009
    ..There is a need for general population-based prospective studies to assess the incidence of respiratory work disability and to delineate better the roles of potential predictors of respiratory work disability...
  7. doi request reprint Adult-onset asthma in west Sweden--incidence, sex differences and impact of occupational exposures
    Kjell Toren
    Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Box 414, S 405 30 Goteborg, Sweden
    Respir Med 105:1622-8. 2011
    ..1% among women. The incidence rate of asthma was higher among women than among men, and the rate declined with increasing age. A substantial proportion of the new-onset asthma cases could be attributed to occupational exposures...
  8. ncbi request reprint Self-reported asthma was biased in relation to disease severity while reported year of asthma onset was accurate
    Kjell Toren
    Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, St Sigfridsgatan 85B, S 412 66, Goteborg, Sweden
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:90-3. 2006
    ..The aims of the study were to assess the accuracy of self-reported asthma and notified year of asthma onset...
  9. ncbi request reprint [Occupational and environmental medicine in focus]
    Kjell Toren
    Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset Sahlgrenska, Goteborg
    Lakartidningen 104:3647. 2007
  10. pmc West Sweden Asthma Study: prevalence trends over the last 18 years argues no recent increase in asthma
    Jan Lotvall
    Department of Internal Medicine, Krefting Research Centre, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Respir Res 10:94. 2009
    ..Therefore, our data argues that the continued increase in asthma prevalence that has been observed over the last half century is over...
  11. ncbi request reprint Population-based study of non-infectious rhinitis in relation to occupational exposure, age, sex, and smoking
    Johan Hellgren
    Department of Oto Rhino Laryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Am J Ind Med 42:23-8. 2002
    ..Many types of occupational exposure are associated with the risk of non-infectious rhinitis. We investigate the risk factors for this association...
  12. pmc Risk factors for respiratory work disability in a cohort of pulp mill workers exposed to irritant gases
    Nicola Murgia
    Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 11:689. 2011
    ..This study investigated job or task changes due to respiratory problems as an indicator of work disability in pulp mill workers occupationally exposed to irritants...
  13. doi request reprint Increased fraction of exhaled nitric oxide predicts new-onset wheeze in a general population
    Anna Carin Olin
    Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 181:324-7. 2010
    ..Fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (Fe(NO)) is regarded as a marker of airway inflammation. It is unknown whether increased Fe(NO) in respiratorily healthy subjects increases the risk of developing wheeze...
  14. doi request reprint Twenty-year trends in long-term mortality risk in 17,149 survivors of ischemic stroke less than 55 years of age
    Kok Wai Giang
    From the Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine K W G, L B, S N, M N, T Z S, A R, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Rehabilitation C J, and Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine K T, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    Stroke 44:3338-43. 2013
    ..The purpose of the present study was to investigate the 4-year mortality risk among patients<55 years with a first ischemic stroke during 1987-2006...
  15. ncbi request reprint Fraction of exhaled nitric oxide at 50 mL/s: reference values for adult lifelong never-smokers
    Anna Carin Olin
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Box 414, SE 405 30 Goteborg, Sweden
    Chest 131:1852-6. 2007
    ..The measurement of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) is used as a marker of airway inflammation. The aim of this study was to establish reference values of FENO for adults...
  16. pmc Questionnaire layout and wording influence prevalence and risk estimates of respiratory symptoms in a population cohort
    Linda Ekerljung
    Department of Internal Medicine, Krefting Research Centre, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Clin Respir J 7:53-63. 2013
    ..Results of epidemiological studies are greatly influenced by the chosen methodology. The study aims to investigate how two frequently used questionnaires (Qs), with partly different layout, influence the prevalence of respiratory symptoms...
  17. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in non-infectious rhinitis and asthma
    Johan Hellgren
    Department of Oto Rhino Laryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Lundby Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Rhinology 42:183-8. 2004
    ..9). In this population based study, the physical Qol of the subjects with asthma was lower regardless of a previous history of NIR compared to controls. A positive history of NIR in asthma was however associated with a poorer mental Qol...
  18. ncbi request reprint Cohort mortality study of Swedish pulp and paper mill workers-nonmalignant diseases
    Eva Andersson
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Scand J Work Environ Health 33:470-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine mortality among pulp and paper mill workers according to the main mill pulping process, department, and gender, particular reference being given to diseases of the circulatory and respiratory systems...
  19. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular and cognitive fitness at age 18 and risk of early-onset dementia
    Jenny Nyberg
    1 Centre for Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, Institute for Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Brain 137:1514-23. 2014
    ....
  20. pmc Occupational exposure and new-onset asthma in a population-based study in Northern Europe (RHINE)
    Linnea Lillienberg
    Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Box 414, SE 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Ann Occup Hyg 57:482-92. 2013
    ..In a large population-based study among adults in northern Europe the relation between occupational exposure and new-onset asthma was studied...
  21. doi request reprint Predictors of respiratory sickness absence: an international population-based study
    Jeong Lim Kim
    Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Am J Ind Med 56:541-9. 2013
    ..We examined occupational vapors, gas, dust, or fume (VGDF) exposure as a predictor of disability, based on respiratory sickness absence among the actively employed, at an early point at which prevention may be most relevant...
  22. doi request reprint Cardiovascular fitness and later risk of epilepsy: a Swedish population-based cohort study
    Jenny Nyberg
    From the Center for Brain Repair and Rehabilitation J N, M A I Å, M N, E B M, H G K, Institute for Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg Occupational and Environmental Medicine K T, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Hunter Medical Research Institute M N, University of Newcastle, Australia
    Neurology 81:1051-7. 2013
    ..To analyze the associations between cardiovascular fitness at age 18 years and future risk of epilepsy...
  23. ncbi request reprint Adult-onset asthma and wheeze among irritant-exposed bleachery workers
    Eva Andersson
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Am J Ind Med 43:532-8. 2003
    ..The aim was to investigate if occupational exposure to irritant gases, especially repeated peak exposure (gassings), increased the risk of obstructive airways disease...
  24. doi request reprint Respiratory symptoms and respiratory-related absence from work among health care workers in Sweden
    Jeong Lim Kim
    Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Institute of Medicine, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    J Asthma 50:174-9. 2013
    ..To investigate respiratory symptoms and respiratory-related absence from work among Swedish health care workers (HCWs)...
  25. doi request reprint Eating patterns and portion size associated with obesity in a Swedish population
    Christina Berg
    Department of Food Health and Environment, University of Gothenburg, Box 320, SE 405 30 Goteborg, Sweden
    Appetite 52:21-6. 2009
    ..Being obese was associated with a meal pattern shifted to later in the day and significantly larger self-reported portions of main meals...
  26. doi request reprint Rhinitis phenotypes correlate with different symptom presentation and risk factor patterns of asthma
    Jonas Eriksson
    Krefting Research Centre, Department of Internal Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Respir Med 105:1611-21. 2011
    ..Asthma and rhinitis frequently coexist, but no population study has previously determined the relationship between nasal comorbidities and symptom expression and risk factors of asthma...
  27. doi request reprint Decreased fraction of exhaled nitric oxide in obese subjects with asthma symptoms: data from the population study INTERGENE/ADONIX
    Christina M Berg
    Department of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science, University of Gothenburg, Box 300, SE 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Chest 139:1109-16. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine if obese subjects with asthma symptoms have a different phenotype of asthma than nonobese subjects as indicated by Feno...
  28. ncbi request reprint Food patterns and cardiovascular disease risk factors: the Swedish INTERGENE research program
    Christina M Berg
    Department of Food Health and Environment, University of Gothenburg, Goteborg, Sweden
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:289-97. 2008
    ..Analyzing the impact of the intake of many foods simultaneously provides additional knowledge about analyses of nutrients and might make it easier to implement recommendations for the public...
  29. doi request reprint Twenty-four-year trends in the incidence of ischemic stroke in Sweden from 1987 to 2010
    Annika Rosengren
    Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Goteborg, Sweden
    Stroke 44:2388-93. 2013
    ..The incidence of stroke in Sweden increased between 1989 and 2000 among people aged ≤65 years, but more recent data on those aged >65 years are lacking...
  30. pmc Early life environment and snoring in adulthood
    Karl A Franklin
    Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Respir Res 9:63. 2008
    ..To our knowledge, no studies of the possible association of early life environment with snoring in adulthood have been published. We aimed to investigate whether early life environment is associated with snoring later in life...
  31. ncbi request reprint Testicular cancer among Swedish pulp and paper workers
    Eva Andersson
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Am J Ind Med 43:642-6. 2003
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Cardiovascular fitness in males at age 18 and risk of serious depression in adulthood: Swedish prospective population-based study
    Maria A I Aberg
    Center for Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, Institute for Neuroscience and Physiology and Department of Primary Health Care, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Br J Psychiatry 201:352-9. 2012
    ..Studies suggest a role for cardiovascular fitness in the prevention of affective disorders...
  33. doi request reprint Occupational status and incidences of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in Swedish men: a population-based 35-year prospective follow-up study
    Masuma Novak
    Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, 416 85, Goteborg, Sweden
    Eur J Epidemiol 28:697-704. 2013
    ..Older men with the lowest occupational status i.e. unskilled manual had a significantly lower risk of ischemic stroke, even after controlling for other risk factors and competing risks of death. ..
  34. pmc Explaining the social gradient in sickness absence: a study of a general working population in Sweden
    Jesper Löve
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Goteborg, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 13:545. 2013
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Selection bias in a population survey with registry linkage: potential effect on socioeconomic gradient in cardiovascular risk
    Elisabeth Strandhagen
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Eur J Epidemiol 25:163-72. 2010
    ..For other risk factors studied, an underestimation of the importance of low socioeconomic status may be more likely...
  36. doi request reprint Asthma in men and women: treatment adherence, anxiety, and quality of sleep
    Rosita Sundberg
    Department of Internal Medicine, Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, S 413 45 Sweden
    Respir Med 104:337-44. 2010
    ..At the same time women report more often anxiety and insomnia than men. Awareness of sex differences in the manifestations and attitudes towards treatment of asthma is important in order to improve asthma management...
  37. ncbi request reprint Respiratory symptoms and exposure-response relations in workers exposed to metalworking fluid aerosols
    Linnea Lillienberg
    Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, SE 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Ann Occup Hyg 54:403-11. 2010
    ..Thus, the current exposure limit value does not seem to protect the workers from such symptoms...
  38. doi request reprint Large scale questionnaire survey on respiratory health in Sweden: effects of late- and non-response
    Erik P Rönmark
    VBG Group Center for Asthma and Allergy Research, Department of Internal Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Respir Med 103:1807-15. 2009
    ..This can lead to an increased risk for selection bias. The aim of this study was to examine cause and effect of non-response in a large cross sectional study assessing respiratory health in western Sweden...
  39. pmc A cross-sectional study of the relationship between job demand-control, effort-reward imbalance and cardiovascular heart disease risk factors
    Mia Söderberg
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Institution of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Box 414405 30, Gothenburg, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 12:1102. 2012
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Height, age, and atopy are associated with fraction of exhaled nitric oxide in a large adult general population sample
    Anna Carin Olin
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, SE 405 30 Goteborg, Sweden
    Chest 130:1319-25. 2006
    ..In addition to asthma and atopy, there is limited information about the determinants of Feno in a general population...
  41. pmc Higher risk of wheeze in female than male smokers. Results from the Swedish GA 2 LEN study
    Anders Bjerg
    Krefting Research Centre, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Goteborg, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 8:e54137. 2013
    ..An influence of sex hormones has been demonstrated, but the mechanisms are unclear and the associations often subject to confounding. This was a study of wheeze in relation to smoking and sex with adjustment for important confounders...
  42. pmc Respiratory health effects and exposure to superabsorbent polymer and paper dust - an epidemiological study
    Mathias Holm
    Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 11:557. 2011
    ..The secondary aim was to estimate the current exposure to superabsorbent polymer among production and maintenance workers in a plant producing hygiene products...
  43. ncbi request reprint Trends in blood lipid levels, blood pressure, alcohol and smoking habits from 1985 to 2002: results from INTERGENE and GOT-MONICA
    Christina M Berg
    The Cardiovascular Institute, Sahlgrenska Academy at Goteborg University, Göteborg bInstitute of Community Medicine Primary Health Care, The Sahlgrenska Academy at Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 12:115-25. 2005
    ..Favourable trends in cardiovascular disease have been observed in Sweden. The aim of this study was to study secular trends in a variety of cardiovascular risk factors...
  44. ncbi request reprint The dilemma of occupational rhinitis: management options
    Johan Hellgren
    Department of Oto Rhino Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Am J Respir Med 2:333-41. 2003
    ..The efficacies of montelukast, a leukotrienne receptor antagonist, and omalizumab, an anti-immunoglobulin E monoclonal antibody in the treatment of occupational rhinitis are yet to be evaluated..
  45. ncbi request reprint The incidence of respiratory symptoms in female Swedish hairdressers
    Jonas Brisman
    Institute of Internal Medicine, Section of Occupational Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Am J Ind Med 44:673-8. 2003
    ..Airway diseases in hairdressers are a concern. The objective of this investigation is to evaluate the risk for three respiratory symptoms, wheeze, dry cough, and nasal blockage, in hairdressers...
  46. doi request reprint Fish intake of Swedish male adolescents is a predictor of cognitive performance
    Maria A L Aberg
    Centre for Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, Institute for Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Acta Paediatr 98:555-60. 2009
    ..Fish intake is reported to positively influence cognitive performance in infants and the elderly. In a longitudinal cohort study, we evaluated how fish consumption related to later cognitive performance in healthy young male adolescents...
  47. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular mortality among Swedish pulp and paper mill workers
    Bodil Persson
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Linkoping, Sweden
    Am J Ind Med 50:221-6. 2007
    ..The present cohort focuses on cardiovascular mortality in relation to various exposures in this industry...
  48. pmc Psychosocial work environment, job mobility and gender differences in turnover behaviour: a prospective study among the Swedish general population
    Mia Söderberg
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Institution of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Box 414, 405 30, Gothenburg, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 14:605. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to examine if adverse psychosocial work exposure, as measured with the job demand-control and effort-reward imbalance models, could predict job mobility over a 5 years observation period...
  49. pmc Stroke and coronary heart disease: predictive power of standard risk factors into old age--long-term cumulative risk study among men in Gothenburg, Sweden
    Kok Wai Giang
    Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, SE 41685 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Eur Heart J 34:1068-74. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the short-term and long-term cumulative risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke separately based on age, sex, smoking status, systolic blood pressure, and total serum cholesterol...
  50. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled study of a computerized limited education program among young adults with asthma
    Rosita Sundberg
    Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sigfridsgatan 85B, 412 66 Göteborg, Sweden
    Respir Med 99:321-8. 2005
    ..In conclusion, an intervention with a limited asthma education program did not show an effect on asthma symptoms, asthma knowledge or quality of life parameters...
  51. pmc Cardiovascular fitness is associated with cognition in young adulthood
    Maria A I Aberg
    Center for Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, Institute for Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, SE 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:20906-11. 2009
    ..These data substantiate that physical exercise could be an important instrument for public health initiatives to optimize educational achievements, cognitive performance, as well as disease prevention at the society level...
  52. ncbi request reprint Nasal symptoms are associated with school performance in adolescents
    Rosita Sundberg
    Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    J Adolesc Health 40:581-3. 2007
    ..In a study of 9538 adolescents, nasal symptoms severe enough to affect daily activity were associated with low-grade sum, particularly in adolescents using anti-allergy medication...
  53. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life in young adults with asthma
    Rosita Sundberg
    Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, S 413 45 Goteborg, Sweden
    Respir Med 103:1580-5. 2009
    ..The aim was to study health-related quality of life, five years after an intervention study among young adults with asthma...
  54. ncbi request reprint Five-fold increase in use of inhaled corticosteroids over 18 years in the general adult population in west Sweden
    Linda Ekerljung
    Krefting Research Centre, Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Box 424, SE 40530 Gothenburg, Sweden Electronic address
    Respir Med 108:685-93. 2014
    ..There are few detailed data from population studies on use of asthma medication. The current study aimed to determine the use and determinants of asthma medication in West Sweden and to assess changes during the last two decades...
  55. doi request reprint A population-based case-control study on viral infections and vaccinations and subsequent multiple sclerosis risk
    Cecilia Ahlgren
    Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, 413 45, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Eur J Epidemiol 24:541-52. 2009
    ..The association with 'early' MMR vaccination only was an isolated finding, limited by a small number of subjects and multiple testing. Most likely this was a chance finding. Future studies could investigate it on an a priori basis...
  56. ncbi request reprint Respiratory health among bleachery workers exposed to ozone and chlorine dioxide
    Anna Carin Olin
    Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Scand J Work Environ Health 28:117-23. 2002
    ..The pulp mills had previously used chlorine dioxide as the bleaching agent. Testings included spirometry, methacholine challenge testing, and questionnaires. Area samplings showed sporadic ozone levels exceeding 0.9 ppm...
  57. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of asthma and exhaled nitric oxide are increased in bleachery workers exposed to ozone
    A C Olin
    Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Eur Respir J 23:87-92. 2004
    ..The results also indicate exhaled nitric oxide may be a marker of airway inflammation in bleachery workers who have been exposed to high peaks of ozone...
  58. pmc Incidence of chronic bronchitis in a cohort of pulp mill workers with repeated gassings to sulphur dioxide and other irritant gases
    Eva Andersson
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Environ Health 12:113. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to elucidate whether repeated peak exposures with respiratory symptoms, gassings, to sulphur dioxide (SO2) and other irritant gases could increase the risk of chronic bronchitis...
  59. pmc Respiratory health among Korean pupils in relation to home, school and outdoor environment
    Jeong Lim Kim
    Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Institute of Medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    J Korean Med Sci 26:166-73. 2011
    ..In conclusion, outdoor UFPs and even low levels of NO(2) may adversely contribute to respiratory health in children. High CO(2)-levels in classrooms and indoor dampness/mold at home should be reduced...
  60. ncbi request reprint How to promote prevention--economic incentives or legal regulations or both?
    Kjell Toren
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Scand J Work Environ Health 29:239-45. 2003
    ..This situation makes the selection and design of instruments an important field for future research...
  61. ncbi request reprint A population-based study on welding exposures at work and respiratory symptoms
    L Lillienberg
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Ann Occup Hyg 52:107-15. 2008
    ..There was also an increased prevalence of wheeze and welding in painted metal. The results support that welding in coated material is a respiratory hazard underscoring the importance of preventive actions...
  62. ncbi request reprint Determination of ethane, pentane and isoprene in exhaled air--effects of breath-holding, flow rate and purified air
    M A E Lärstad
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The Sahlgrenska Academy at Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    Acta Physiol (Oxf) 189:87-98. 2007
    ..The objectives were to explore whether ethane, pentane and isoprene are produced within the airways and to explore the effect of different sampling parameters on analyte concentrations...
  63. ncbi request reprint Incidence of asthma among workers exposed to sulphur dioxide and other irritant gases
    E Andersson
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Box 414, SE 405 30 Goteborg, Sweden
    Eur Respir J 27:720-5. 2006
    ..8 (2.6-13) compared with unexposed males. In conclusion, repeated peak exposure to sulphur dioxide increased the incidence of asthma during work in sulphite pulp mills, which supports the hypothesis of irritant-induced asthma...
  64. ncbi request reprint Exhaled nitric oxide: relation to sensitization and respiratory symptoms
    A C Olin
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Clin Exp Allergy 34:221-6. 2004
    ..Conflicting data have been presented as to whether nitric oxide (NO) in exhaled air is merely reflecting atopy rather than airway inflammation...
  65. doi request reprint Fish consumption and school grades in Swedish adolescents: a study of the large general population
    J L Kim
    Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Institute of Medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Acta Paediatr 99:72-7. 2010
    ..To study the associations between fish intake and academic achievement as cognitive parameter among Swedish adolescents...
  66. pmc Validity of a questionnaire-based diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a general population-based study
    Nicola Murgia
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, University of Goteborg, Goteborg, Sweden
    BMC Pulm Med 14:49. 2014
    ..The aim of this study is to assess the diagnostic accuracy of questionnaire answers to detect COPD...
  67. ncbi request reprint Exposures and asthma outcomes using two different job exposure matrices in a general population study in northern Europe
    Linnea Lillienberg
    1 Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, SE 40530 Goteborg, Sweden
    Ann Occup Hyg 58:469-81. 2014
    ..The aim of this paper was to investigate how the N-JEM differs in exposure assignment and asthma risks from an already established JEM...
  68. ncbi request reprint Nonallergic occupational rhinitis
    Johan Hellgren
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Capio Lundby Hospital, University of Gothenburg, Goteborg, Sweden
    Clin Allergy Immunol 19:241-8. 2007
  69. ncbi request reprint Gliomas among men employed in the Swedish pulp and paper industry
    Eva Andersson
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Scand J Work Environ Health 28:333-40. 2002
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  70. pmc Can work ability explain the social gradient in sickness absence: a study of a general population in Sweden
    Jesper Löve
    Department of Community Medicine and Public Health, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 12:163. 2012
    ..The main aim of the present study was to investigate if self-reported work ability could explain the association between low socioeconomic position and belonging to a sample of new cases of sick-listed employees...
  71. ncbi request reprint Acute effects after occupational endotoxin exposure at a spa
    Mathias Holm
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, PO Box 414, SE 405 30 Goteborg, Sweden
    Scand J Work Environ Health 35:153-5. 2009
    ..This study was carried out to determine whether the symptoms were related to exposure to endotoxin...
  72. ncbi request reprint Perennial non-infectious rhinitis--an independent risk factor for sleep disturbances in Asthma
    Johan Hellgren
    Department of Oto Rhino Laryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Lundby Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Respir Med 101:1015-20. 2007
    ..To evaluate if perennial non-infectious rhinitis is associated with sleep disturbances in asthma...
  73. ncbi request reprint A derivatization assay using gaschromatography/negative chemical ionization tandem mass spectrometry to quantify 3-nitrotyrosine in human plasma
    Ann Sofi Söderling
    Department of Clinical Physiology, Goteborg University, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, SE 413 45 Goteborg, Sweden
    J Mass Spectrom 38:1187-96. 2003
    ..60 +/- 0.40 pmol mg(-1). Hence, the described method is selective, eliminates the problem of artifactual nitration and is feasible for the quantification of free and protein-associated 3-NT in biological samples such as plasma...
  74. ncbi request reprint Trends in overweight and obesity from 1985 to 2002 in Göteborg, West Sweden
    C Berg
    Department of Home Economics, Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:916-24. 2005
    ..To study secular trends in overweight and selected correlates in men and women in Göteborg, Sweden...
  75. doi request reprint Multiple sclerosis incidence in the era of measles-mumps-rubella mass vaccinations
    C Ahlgren
    Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Acta Neurol Scand 119:313-20. 2009
    ..Following national Swedish vaccination programs, measles sharply declined in the 1970s, and measles, mumps, and rubella were virtually eliminated in cohorts born from 1981...
  76. ncbi request reprint Remission of asthma: a prospective longitudinal study from northern Europe (RHINE study)
    M Holm
    Dept of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
    Eur Respir J 30:62-5. 2007
    ..7, 95% CI 0.40-0.90). In conclusion, the present prospective longitudinal study showed that quitting smoking and the presence of mild disease appeared to favour remission...