Birgitta Stegmayr

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Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. ncbi Stroke in Northern Sweden
    Birgitta Stegmayr
    Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine Umeå University, Umea, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 61:60-9. 2003
  2. ncbi The events registration and survey procedures in the Northern Sweden MONICA Project
    Birgitta Stegmayr
    Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine Umeå University Umeå, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 61:9-17. 2003
  3. ncbi Iron stores and HFE genotypes are not related to increased risk of ischemic stroke. A prospective nested case-referent study
    Kim Ekblom
    Clinical Chemistry, Department of Medical Biosciences, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Cerebrovasc Dis 24:405-11. 2007
  4. doi Telomere length is associated with obesity parameters but with a gender difference
    Katarina Nordfjäll
    Department of Medical Biosciences, Pathology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2682-9. 2008
  5. doi Snoring men with daytime sleepiness drive more than others: A population-based study
    Fredrik Valham
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Sleep Med 10:1012-5. 2009
  6. doi Prospective study of first stroke in relation to plasma homocysteine and MTHFR 677C>T and 1298A>C genotypes and haplotypes - evidence for an association with hemorrhagic stroke
    Johan Hultdin
    Clinical Chemistry, Department of Medical Biosciences, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Clin Chem Lab Med 49:1555-62. 2011
  7. ncbi Folate, vitamin B12, and risk of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke: a prospective, nested case-referent study of plasma concentrations and dietary intake
    Bethany Van Guelpen
    Department of Medical Biosciences, Umea University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 36:1426-31. 2005
  8. pmc Associations among 25-year trends in diet, cholesterol and BMI from 140,000 observations in men and women in Northern Sweden
    Ingegerd Johansson
    Department of Odontology, Umea University, 901 87, Umea, Sweden
    Nutr J 11:40. 2012
  9. doi Discarding heparins as treatment for progressive stroke in Sweden 2001 to 2008
    Marie Eriksson
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 41:2552-8. 2010
  10. ncbi Diabetes and obesity in Northern Sweden: occurrence and risk factors for stroke and myocardial infarction
    Mats Eliasson
    Medicine, Department of Medicine, Sunderby Hospital, Lulea, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 61:70-7. 2003

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Publications57

  1. ncbi Stroke in Northern Sweden
    Birgitta Stegmayr
    Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine Umeå University, Umea, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 61:60-9. 2003
    ..The WHO initiated, 20 years ago, the MONICA Project. The aim of the study was to measure trends in coronary heart disease and stroke and to assess the extent to which these were related to changes in known risk factors...
  2. ncbi The events registration and survey procedures in the Northern Sweden MONICA Project
    Birgitta Stegmayr
    Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine Umeå University Umeå, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 61:9-17. 2003
    ..In most MONICA populations, the study has covered a period of 10 years or more...
  3. ncbi Iron stores and HFE genotypes are not related to increased risk of ischemic stroke. A prospective nested case-referent study
    Kim Ekblom
    Clinical Chemistry, Department of Medical Biosciences, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Cerebrovasc Dis 24:405-11. 2007
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to determine if iron status and HFE genotypes constitute risk factors for stroke...
  4. doi Telomere length is associated with obesity parameters but with a gender difference
    Katarina Nordfjäll
    Department of Medical Biosciences, Pathology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2682-9. 2008
    ..Our data indicate that telomere length is associated with an "obesity-phenotype" but only in women...
  5. doi Snoring men with daytime sleepiness drive more than others: A population-based study
    Fredrik Valham
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Sleep Med 10:1012-5. 2009
    ..To investigate whether subjects with daytime sleepiness who snore or report witnessed sleep apneas drive more than others...
  6. doi Prospective study of first stroke in relation to plasma homocysteine and MTHFR 677C>T and 1298A>C genotypes and haplotypes - evidence for an association with hemorrhagic stroke
    Johan Hultdin
    Clinical Chemistry, Department of Medical Biosciences, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Clin Chem Lab Med 49:1555-62. 2011
    ....
  7. ncbi Folate, vitamin B12, and risk of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke: a prospective, nested case-referent study of plasma concentrations and dietary intake
    Bethany Van Guelpen
    Department of Medical Biosciences, Umea University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 36:1426-31. 2005
    ....
  8. pmc Associations among 25-year trends in diet, cholesterol and BMI from 140,000 observations in men and women in Northern Sweden
    Ingegerd Johansson
    Department of Odontology, Umea University, 901 87, Umea, Sweden
    Nutr J 11:40. 2012
    ..The study examines trends in food and nutrient intake, serum cholesterol and body mass index (BMI) from 1986 to 2010 in northern Sweden...
  9. doi Discarding heparins as treatment for progressive stroke in Sweden 2001 to 2008
    Marie Eriksson
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 41:2552-8. 2010
    ..We studied how heparin treatment for progressive stroke has been discarded in Sweden...
  10. ncbi Diabetes and obesity in Northern Sweden: occurrence and risk factors for stroke and myocardial infarction
    Mats Eliasson
    Medicine, Department of Medicine, Sunderby Hospital, Lulea, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 61:70-7. 2003
    ..The authors describe the occurrence of diabetes and obesity in the population of Northern Sweden and the role of diabetes in cardiovascular disease...
  11. ncbi Cardiovascular risk factor levels differ between communities of different sizes in the Northern Sweden MONICA Project
    Torbjörn Messner
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 31:359-66. 2003
    ..To compare the levels of the main cardiovascular risk factors in communities of different sizes in northern Sweden...
  12. ncbi High leptin levels are associated with stroke
    Stefan Soderberg
    Department of Medicine, Clinical Chemistry of Umeå University, Umea, Sweden
    Cerebrovasc Dis 15:63-9. 2003
    ..Leptin, an important hormone for body weight regulation, may be involved in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular manifestations of obesity. We tested whether leptin may be an independent risk marker for stroke in a case-referent study...
  13. doi The Riks-Stroke story: building a sustainable national register for quality assessment of stroke care
    Kjell Asplund
    Riks Stroke, Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Int J Stroke 6:99-108. 2011
    ..The development and maintenance of this sustainable national register is described...
  14. ncbi Linkage of ischemic stroke to the PDE4D region on 5q in a Swedish population
    Sofie Nilsson-Ardnor
    Department of Medical Biosciences, Umea University, SE 901 87, Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 36:1666-71. 2005
    ..Using a candidate region approach, we wanted to test the validity of these findings in a different population from northern Sweden...
  15. doi Functional outcome 3 months after stroke predicts long-term survival
    Marie Eriksson
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Cerebrovasc Dis 25:423-9. 2008
    ..Thus, acute and early mortality inflict prognosis on long-term outcome. In order to give a more robust analysis of long-term survival after the acute period we chose to start our observation with 3-month survivors...
  16. ncbi Cardiovascular disease and diabetes in the Northern Sweden Health and Disease Study Cohort - evaluation of risk factors and their interactions
    Goran Hallmans
    Nutritional Research, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 61:18-24. 2003
    ..Secondly, some examples are given of studies on cardiovascular disease and diabetes with a focus on the biomarker programme. The cohort has been positioned as a national and international resource for scientific research...
  17. ncbi Assessment of functional outcome in a national quality register for acute stroke: can simple self-reported items be transformed into the modified Rankin Scale?
    Marie Eriksson
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 38:1384-6. 2007
    ..For several aspects, eg, comparisons between outcome in clinical studies and observational studies, we determined to see whether the functional outcome, as assessed in a quality register, can be transformed into mRS grades...
  18. ncbi Smokeless tobacco as a possible risk factor for stroke in men: a nested case-control study
    Kjell Asplund
    Medicine and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 34:1754-9. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore whether the use of snuff, a smokeless tobacco product, increases the risk of stroke in men...
  19. ncbi The decline of smoking in northern Sweden
    Birgitta Stegmayr
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 33:321-4; discussion 243. 2005
    ..2% (CI 1.4-3.4%) by 2004. For the first time snus use is also associated with a decrease in smoking prevalence among women. These patterns of tobacco use have implications for all smoking-dominated societies...
  20. ncbi Riks-stroke - a Swedish national quality register for stroke care
    Kjell Asplund
    Department of Medicine, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Cerebrovasc Dis 15:5-7. 2003
    ..Riks-Stroke, the Swedish national quality register on stroke care, provides unique opportunities to evaluate stroke units in routine clinical care...
  21. doi Snoring and witnessed sleep apnea is related to diabetes mellitus in women
    Fredrik Valham
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Sleep Med 10:112-7. 2009
    ..We aimed to analyze the relationship between snoring, witnessed sleep apnea and diabetes mellitus and to analyze possible gender related differences in an unselected population...
  22. ncbi Sense of coherence--stability over time and relation to health, disease, and psychosocial changes in a general population: a longitudinal study
    Berit Nilsson
    Family Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 31:297-304. 2003
    ..To explore the stability of sense of coherence (SOC) over time in a normal population and to examine its relation to gender and psychosocial factors...
  23. doi Breast cancer survival is associated with telomere length in peripheral blood cells
    Ulrika Svenson
    Department of Medical Biosciences Pathology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Cancer Res 68:3618-23. 2008
    ..92; 95% CI, 1.33-6.39; P = 0.007). Our results indicate that blood RTL may serve as a prognostic indicator in breast cancer patients with advanced disease...
  24. ncbi Poststroke fatigue: a 2-year follow-up study of stroke patients in Sweden
    Eva Lotta Glader
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 33:1327-33. 2002
    ..Fatigue is common among stroke patients. This study determined the prevalence of fatigue among long-term survivors after stroke and what impact fatigue had on various aspects of daily life and on survival...
  25. ncbi High remaining risk in poorly treated hypertension: the 'rule of halves' still exists
    Lars Weinehall
    Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    J Hypertens 20:2081-8. 2002
    ....
  26. pmc Informed consent for genetic research on blood stored for more than a decade: a population based study
    Birgitta Stegmayr
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University Hospital, Umea, S 901 85, Sweden
    BMJ 325:634-5. 2002
  27. ncbi Chronic neck pain of traumatic and non-traumatic origin: a population-based study
    Michel Guez
    Department of Orthopaedics, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Acta Orthop Scand 74:576-9. 2003
    ..We found no significant differences concerning BMI, marital status, educational level, smoking habits, psychosocial work situation on the Karasek questionnaire or physical activity during leisure time or at work...
  28. ncbi Psychosocial factors, gender, and sleep
    Maria Nordin
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    J Occup Health Psychol 10:54-63. 2005
    ..A multivariate partial least square analysis showed that poorer health, pain, and adverse aspects of emotional support and social networks contributed significantly to the pattern of poor sleep...
  29. ncbi [Improved survival after stroke but unchanged risk of incidence]
    Birgitta Stegmayr
    Institutionen för folkhälsa och klinisk medicin, Norrlands Universitetssjukhus, Umea
    Lakartidningen 100:3492-8. 2003
    ..Therefore, it is very important to reduce or eliminate risk factors for stroke. Preventing a stroke saves much suffering for both patients and relatives and reduces the economic burden for the society...
  30. ncbi [What the MONICA project has taught us about cardiovascular diseases--society, public health and health care]
    Kjell Asplund
    Socialstyrelsen, Stockholm
    Lakartidningen 103:3006-11. 2006
  31. ncbi Self-rated ill-health strengthens the effect of biomedical risk factors in predicting stroke, especially for men -- an incident case referent study
    Maria Emmelin
    Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, S 901 85 Umea, Sweden
    J Hypertens 21:887-96. 2003
    ..To examine how self-rated ill-health interacts with biomedical stroke risk factors in predicting stroke and to explore differences between men and women and educational groups...
  32. ncbi Risk stratification by guidelines compared with risk assessment by risk equations applied to a MONICA sample
    Mats Persson
    aDepartment of Public Health and Clinical Medicine and bDepartment of Mathematical Statistics, University of Umea, Sweden
    J Hypertens 21:1089-95. 2003
    ..Risk equations estimated by statistical methods are another way of predicting cardiovascular risk...
  33. doi Foreword
    Simona Giampaoli
    European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation EACPR Section Prevention and Health Policy
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:S1. 2007
  34. ncbi Hypertension prevalence and blood pressure levels in 6 European countries, Canada, and the United States
    Katharina Wolf-Maier
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Ill 60153, USA
    JAMA 289:2363-9. 2003
    ..Geographic variations in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and associated risk factors have been recognized worldwide. However, little attention has been directed to potential differences in hypertension between Europe and North America...
  35. ncbi Ischemic stroke and shift work
    Jonas Hermansson
    Department of Health Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden
    Scand J Work Environ Health 33:435-9. 2007
    ..This study analyzed the potential association between shift work and ischemic stroke...
  36. doi Trends in obesity and its distribution: data from the Northern Sweden MONICA Survey, 1986-2004
    Mikael Lilja
    The Research and Development Unit, Jamtland County Council, Ostersund, Sweden
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1120-8. 2008
    ..Obesity, especially abdominal, is a risk factor for many diseases. This study explored trends in the prevalence of general and abdominal obesity, 1986-2004, in northern Sweden...
  37. ncbi Depressive mood after a cardiac event: gender inequality and participation in rehabilitation programme
    Signild Norrman
    Department of Cardiology, Heart Center, University Hospital, SE 90185 Umeå, Sweden
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 3:295-302. 2004
    ..Depressive mood after a cardiac event is common with serious consequences for the patient...
  38. ncbi Trends in lifestyle 1986-99 in a 25- to 64-year-old population of the Northern Sweden MONICA project
    Bernt Lindahl
    Behavioral Medicine
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 61:31-7. 2003
    ..The authors explore the time trends in lifestyle factors in the Northern Sweden MONICA population, including physical activity, intake of certain foods, coffee and alcohol consumption, smoking, and the use of smokeless tobacco...
  39. ncbi Genetic polymorphisms in the renin-angiotensin system confer increased risk of stroke independently of blood pressure: a nested case-control study
    Anna Möllsten
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Umea University, Sweden
    J Hypertens 26:1367-72. 2008
    ..Polymorphisms in involved genes have been described and implicated in stroke. The aim of this study was to investigate two polymorphisms in two genes in the renin-angiotensin system and the risk of stroke...
  40. ncbi [Genetic research on blood samples stored for years in biobanks. Most people are willing to provide informed consent]
    Birgitta Stegmayr
    Institutionen för folkhälsa och klinisk medicin, Norrlands Universitetssjukhus, Umea
    Lakartidningen 100:618-20. 2003
    ..3%) wanted to be informed and give their concent to every new specific project. All the others gave a general concent provided that an Ethics Committee had approved the research...
  41. ncbi Prospective study on soluble thrombomodulin and von Willebrand factor and the risk of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
    Lars Johansson
    Department of Medicine, Skellefteå County Hospital, Skellefteå, Sweden
    Thromb Haemost 87:211-7. 2002
    ..18; CI, 0.05 to 0.69). No significant association was found for VWF. We suggest that the novel finding of an inverse relation between sTM and hemorrhagic stroke should be investigated in a larger study...
  42. ncbi Sex differences in management and outcome after stroke: a Swedish national perspective
    Eva Lotta Glader
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, University Hospital Umea, S 901 95 Umeå, Sweden
    Stroke 34:1970-5. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to verify and explain differences between men and women in management and outcome after stroke in a national perspective...
  43. ncbi Fish intake, mercury, long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and risk of stroke in northern Sweden
    Maria Wennberg
    Department of Medicine, Skellefteå Hospital, Sweden
    Br J Nutr 98:1038-45. 2007
    ..Increased levels of EPA and DHA do not decrease the risk for stroke and there is no association between stroke risk and Hg at these low levels...
  44. ncbi Hemostatic factors as risk markers for intracerebral hemorrhage: a prospective incident case-referent study
    Lars Johansson
    Department of Medicine, Skellefteå County Hospital, Skellefteå, S 931 86 Sweden
    Stroke 35:826-30. 2004
    ....
  45. ncbi Self-reported depression and use of antidepressants after stroke: a national survey
    Marie Eriksson
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Sweden
    Stroke 35:936-41. 2004
    ..Depression after stroke is often described as underdiagnosed and undertreated. However, there are few data on self-reported depression and use of antidepressants in stroke patients at large. Materials and..
  46. ncbi MONICA quality assessments
    Marie Eriksson
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine Umeå University Hospital Sweden
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 61:25-30. 2003
    ..The authors give an overview of the quality assessments in the WHO MONICA project and compare the quality of the data from Northern Sweden with other reporting units...
  47. ncbi Declining mortality from subarachnoid hemorrhage: changes in incidence and case fatality from 1985 through 2000
    Birgitta Stegmayr
    Department Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University Hospital, SE 901 85 Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 35:2059-63. 2004
    ..In this study, trends in incidence, 28-day case fatality (CF), and mortality in SAH were followed over a 16-year period...
  48. pmc Food selection associated with sense of coherence in adults
    Ulrika Lindmark
    Department of Natural Sciences and Biomedicine, University of Jönköping, Jonkoping, Sweden
    Nutr J 4:9. 2005
    ..However, understanding what determines an individual's dietary preferences and how to change his/her behavior remains limited. The aim of the present study was to evaluate associations between dietary intake and SOC in adults...
  49. ncbi Hypertension treatment and control in five European countries, Canada, and the United States
    Katharina Wolf-Maier
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, 2160 S First Ave, Maywood, Ill 60153, USA
    Hypertension 43:10-7. 2004
    ..Low treatment and control rates in Europe, combined with a higher prevalence of hypertension, could contribute to a higher burden of cardiovascular disease risk attributable to elevated blood pressure compared with that in North America...
  50. ncbi Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 4G/5G polymorphism and risk of stroke: replicated findings in two nested case-control studies based on independent cohorts
    Per Gunnar Wiklund
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University Hospital, Sweden
    Stroke 36:1661-5. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the common functional 4/5 guanosine (4G/5G) polymorphism in the promoter region of the PAI-1 gene and the risk of stroke...
  51. ncbi Susceptibility for and clinical manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis are associated with polymorphisms of the TNF-alpha, IL-1beta, and IL-1Ra genes
    Jasmina Trifunovic Cvetkovic
    Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Rheumatol 29:212-9. 2002
    ....
  52. ncbi Time trends in burdens of cadmium, lead, and mercury in the population of northern Sweden
    Maria Wennberg
    Department of Medicine, Skellefteå Hospital, 931 86 Skellefteå, Sweden
    Environ Res 100:330-8. 2006
    ..To further improve the health status in Sweden, it is important to decrease the pollution of Cd, and actions against smoking in the community are important...
  53. ncbi [Life after stroke--a new national study. Renewed follow-up of stroke patients shows increased dependency on the support from the next-of-kin]
    Kerstin Hulter Asberg
    Medicin Centrum, Lasarettet i Enköping
    Lakartidningen 102:2938-41. 2005
    ..Thirty percent could stay alone less than half a day. These results will be used for improving rehabilitation for the stroke patients and support for their spouses...
  54. pmc Increased incidence of and impaired prognosis after acute myocardial infarction among patients with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis
    Anna Södergren
    Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital, 901 85 Umea, Sweden
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:263-6. 2007
    ..To examine the incidence and outcome of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis compared with the general population, and to examine whether care and treatment of an AMI differs between patients and controls...
  55. ncbi Genome-wide linkage scan of common stroke in families from northern Sweden
    Sofie Nilsson-Ardnor
    Department of Medical Biosciences, Division of Medical and Clinical Genetics, Umea University, 901 85 Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 38:34-40. 2007
    ..Taking advantage of low genetic variations in northern Sweden, we performed a genome-wide linkage scan to investigate the susceptibility loci for common forms of stroke...
  56. ncbi Are changes in mortality from stroke caused by changes in stroke event rates or case fatality? Results from the WHO MONICA Project
    Cinzia Sarti
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Stroke 34:1833-40. 2003
    ....
  57. ncbi Patients with burnout in relation to gender and a general population
    Therese Stenlund
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 35:516-23. 2007
    ..The aims of this study were to describe gender differences in patients with burnout and compare these patients with a general population with respect to physical, psychosocial and work variables...