B Stegmayr

Summary

Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. 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
  2. pmc An international comparative study of blood pressure in populations of European vs. African descent
    Richard S Cooper
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, USA
    BMC Med 3:2. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint [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
  4. ncbi request reprint Stroke units in their natural habitat: can results of randomized trials be reproduced in routine clinical practice? Riks-Stroke Collaboration
    B Stegmayr
    Department of Medicine, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 30:709-14. 1999
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint 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
  7. ncbi request reprint [Stroke unit care saves lives. The Swedish national quality assessment registry of stroke care is the first of its kind in the world]
    B Stegmayr
    Medicinska institutionen, Norrlands Universitetssjukhus, Umea
    Lakartidningen 96:2719-24, 2726. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Widening gap of stroke between east and west. Eight-year trends in occurrence and risk factors in Russia and Sweden
    B Stegmayr
    Department of Medicine, Umea University, Sweden
    Stroke 31:2-8. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint [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

Detail Information

Publications96

  1. 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...
  2. pmc An international comparative study of blood pressure in populations of European vs. African descent
    Richard S Cooper
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, USA
    BMC Med 3:2. 2005
    ..Large surveys now provide new information on this issue...
  3. ncbi request reprint [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...
  4. ncbi request reprint Stroke units in their natural habitat: can results of randomized trials be reproduced in routine clinical practice? Riks-Stroke Collaboration
    B Stegmayr
    Department of Medicine, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 30:709-14. 1999
    ..This study examined whether these results can be reproduced in clinical practice...
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Stroke unit care saves lives. The Swedish national quality assessment registry of stroke care is the first of its kind in the world]
    B Stegmayr
    Medicinska institutionen, Norrlands Universitetssjukhus, Umea
    Lakartidningen 96:2719-24, 2726. 1999
    ..Thus, the promising results of the randomised trials of SU treatment would appear to be reproducible in routine clinical practice, though the beneficial effect is smaller in magnitude...
  8. ncbi request reprint 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint Widening gap of stroke between east and west. Eight-year trends in occurrence and risk factors in Russia and Sweden
    B Stegmayr
    Department of Medicine, Umea University, Sweden
    Stroke 31:2-8. 2000
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate trends in stroke attack rates and 28-day case fatality and risk factor levels in Novosibirsk, Siberia, and northern Sweden during 1987-1994...
  10. ncbi request reprint [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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Leptin is a risk marker for first-ever hemorrhagic stroke in a population-based cohort
    S Soderberg
    Department of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 30:328-37. 1999
    ..We tested to determine whether leptin is a risk marker for first-ever stroke in a nested case-referent study...
  12. doi request reprint Large improvements in major cardiovascular risk factors in the population of northern Sweden: the MONICA study 1986-2009
    M Eriksson
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    J Intern Med 269:219-31. 2011
    ..the incidence of cardiovascular disease has declined rapidly in Sweden since the 1980s. We explored changes in major cardiovascular risk factors in northern Sweden between 1986 and 2009...
  13. doi request reprint Analyses of data of patients with Thrombotic Microangiopathy in the WAA registry
    M Mortzell
    Department of Public Health and Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Transfus Apher Sci 45:125-31. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the outcome and prognostic variables of TMA-patients...
  14. ncbi request reprint 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Favourable trends in the incidence and outcome of myocardial infarction in nondiabetic, but not in diabetic, subjects: findings from the MONICA myocardial infarction registry in northern Sweden in 1989-2000
    A Rautio
    Department of Medicine, Sunderby Hospital, Lulea, Sweden
    J Intern Med 258:369-77. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to compare time trends in incidence, case fatality and mortality due to myocardial infarction (MI) in patients with or without diabetes...
  16. ncbi request reprint 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint 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
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  18. ncbi request reprint Time trends in population cholesterol levels 1986-2004: influence of lipid-lowering drugs, obesity, smoking and educational level. The northern Sweden MONICA study
    M Eliasson
    Department of Medicine, Sunderby Hospital, Lulea, Sweden
    J Intern Med 260:551-9. 2006
    ..To explore time trends in population total cholesterol...
  19. ncbi request reprint What else adds to hypertension in predicting stroke? An incident case-referent study
    B Ohgren
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    J Intern Med 248:475-82. 2000
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  20. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Chlamydia pneumoniae antibodies and high lipoprotein(a) levels do not predict ischemic cerebral infarctions. Results from a nested case-control study in Northern Sweden
    C A Glader
    Department of Clinical Chemistry, Umea University, Sweden
    Stroke 30:2013-8. 1999
    ..The possibility of predicting ischemic stroke by measurements of plasma Lp(a) and C pneumoniae antibodies was investigated...
  22. ncbi request reprint High proinsulin levels precede first-ever stroke in a nondiabetic population
    B Lindahl
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 31:2936-41. 2000
    ..The present study evaluates the associations between first-ever stroke, proinsulin, and insulin...
  23. ncbi request reprint Ischemic stroke after acute myocardial infarction. A population-based study
    T Mooe
    Department of Internal Medicine, Norrland University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 28:762-7. 1997
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Differences in long-term outcome between patients treated in stroke units and in general wards: a 2-year follow-up of stroke patients in sweden
    E L Glader
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 32:2124-30. 2001
    ..The objective of this study was to compare, 21/2 years after stroke, patients who had been treated in stroke units and those treated in general wards in routine clinical practice...
  25. ncbi request reprint 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint 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...
  27. ncbi request reprint Time trends in long-term survival after stroke: the Northern Sweden Multinational Monitoring of Trends and Determinants in Cardiovascular Disease (MONICA) study, 1985-1994
    M Peltonen
    Department of Medicine, Umea University, Sweden
    Stroke 29:1358-65. 1998
    ..Stroke mortality rates and case fatality of stroke have declined since the beginning of the 1970s in Sweden, but the incidence of stroke has been stable. The aim of this study was to analyze trends in long-term survival after stroke...
  28. ncbi request reprint Tissue plasminogen activator, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, and tissue plasminogen activator/plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 complex as risk factors for the development of a first stroke
    L Johansson
    Department of Medicine, Skellefteå County Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 31:26-32. 2000
    ..This study was designed to test whether plasma levels of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), and tPA/PAI-1 complex could predict a first-ever stroke...
  29. ncbi request reprint Large variations in the use of oral anticoagulants in stroke patients with atrial fibrillation: a Swedish national perspective
    E L Glader
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    J Intern Med 255:22-32. 2004
    ..To explore nation-wide use of anticoagulation in stroke patients with atrial fibrillation, in routine clinical practice in Sweden...
  30. doi request reprint A novel stroke locus identified in a northern Sweden pedigree: linkage to chromosome 9q31-33
    T Janunger
    Department of Medical Biosciences, Division of Medical and Clinical Genetics, Umea University, Sweden
    Neurology 73:1767-73. 2009
    ..We sought to reduce genetic variation further, using genealogic analysis in a set of nuclear families affected by stroke, and we subsequently performed a genome-wide scan to identify novel stroke susceptibility loci...
  31. doi request reprint Increased abdominal obesity, adverse psychosocial factors and shorter telomere length in subjects reporting early ageing; the MONICA Northern Sweden Study
    K Nordfjäll
    Department of Medical Biosciences, Pathology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 36:744-52. 2008
    ..Self-perceived early ageing (SEA) might be a useful indicator of early biological ageing and increased mortality risk. The aim of this population-based study was to identify markers of SEA, including telomere length...
  32. ncbi request reprint [Stroke--and then? Considerable need of assistance two year after stroke according to a large nation-wide study]
    E L Glader
    Institutionen för folkhälsa och klinisk medicin, Norrlands Universitetssjukhus, Umea
    Lakartidningen 98:4462-7. 2001
    ..Instead many were dependent upon next-of-kin. This indicates that the long-term care of stroke patients needs to be improved...
  33. ncbi request reprint Ischemic stroke. Impact of a recent myocardial infarction
    T Mooe
    Heart Center, Institute of Internal Medicine Norrland University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 30:997-1001. 1999
    ..The risk of ischemic stroke is increased after a myocardial infarction. We quantified the stroke risk and evaluated ischemic stroke characteristics after an acute myocardial infarction...
  34. ncbi request reprint 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...
  35. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and etiology of ischemic stroke in young adults aged 18 to 44 years in northern Sweden
    B Kristensen
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 28:1702-9. 1997
    ..The aim of this study was to conduct a population-based epidemiological survey among young adults aged 18 to 44 years in Northern Sweden and furthermore to gain further insight into the etiology of ischemic stroke in this age group...
  36. ncbi request reprint Increased incidence of stroke and impaired prognosis after stroke among patients with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis
    A Sodergren
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Rheumatology, University of Umea, Umea, Sweden
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 27:641-4. 2009
    ..To examine the incidence of, and outcome after, a stroke in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared with the general population...
  37. ncbi request reprint 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...
  38. doi request reprint 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...
  39. ncbi request reprint Lack of aggregation of ischemic stroke subtypes within affected sibling pairs
    P G Wiklund
    Department of Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Neurology 68:427-31. 2007
    ..To establish whether subtypes of ischemic stroke aggregate within ischemic stroke-affected sibling pairs more than expected by chance alone...
  40. ncbi request reprint Apheresis of plasma compounds as a therapeutic principle in severe sepsis and multiorgan dysfunction syndrome
    B Stegmayr
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Clin Chem Lab Med 37:327-32. 1999
    ..A survival of about 80% of the patients has been reported in these studies and the use of combined therapy will be discussed. Controlled trials are required in this field...
  41. ncbi request reprint Advantages and disadvantages of surgical placement of PD catheters with regard to other methods
    B Stegmayr
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Int J Artif Organs 29:95-100. 2006
    ..An optimal access is one of the important life lines for these patients...
  42. ncbi request reprint 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...
  43. ncbi request reprint 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...
  44. ncbi request reprint 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...
  45. doi request reprint Patient dissatisfaction with acute stroke care
    Kjell Asplund
    Riks Stroke, Department of Medicine, University Hospital, SE 90185 Umeå, Sweden
    Stroke 40:3851-6. 2009
    ..Riks-Stroke, the Swedish Stroke Register, was used to explore patient characteristics and stroke services as determinants of patient dissatisfaction with acute in-hospital care...
  46. doi request reprint Sex differences in stroke care and outcome in the Swedish national quality register for stroke care
    Marie Eriksson
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, SE 901 85 Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 40:909-14. 2009
    ..We used data from a national stroke register to further explore possible differences between men and women in baseline characteristics, stroke treatment, and outcome...
  47. 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...
  48. doi request reprint 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...
  49. ncbi request reprint 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...
  50. doi request reprint 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...
  51. ncbi request reprint 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...
  52. doi request reprint 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...
  53. doi request reprint Dissemination of thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke across a nation: experiences from the Swedish stroke register, 2003 to 2008
    Marie Eriksson
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Division of Medicine, Umea University, 901 87 Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 41:1115-22. 2010
    ..We used Riks-Stroke, the Swedish Stroke Register, to explore how thrombolysis has been disseminated in Swedish hospitals since it was approved in 2003...
  54. ncbi request reprint 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...
  55. ncbi request reprint 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...
  56. ncbi request reprint 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..
  57. doi request reprint 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...
  58. ncbi request reprint 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...
  59. ncbi request reprint Leptin, but not adiponectin, predicts stroke in males
    S Soderberg
    Division of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    J Intern Med 256:128-36. 2004
    ..Putative risk markers for first-ever stroke, including blood pressure (BP), diabetes, smoking, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol, leptin, and adiponectin, were analysed by conditional logistic regression analysis...
  60. doi request reprint Thrombotic microangiopathy
    M Mortzell
    Department of Public Health and Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Transfus Apher Sci 45:119-23. 2011
    ..It is important to focus on a thorough history including family history when deciding on a diagnosis. Analysis of ADAMTS 13 and ADAMTS 13-antibodies may help to decide continued therapy...
  61. doi request reprint 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...
  62. doi request reprint Favorable trends in the incidence and outcome in stroke in nondiabetic and diabetic subjects: findings from the Northern Sweden MONICA Stroke Registry in 1985 to 2003
    Aslak Rautio
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Sweden
    Stroke 39:3137-44. 2008
    ..Little is known about time trends in stroke for subjects with diabetes. The purpose of this study was to compare time trends in incidence, case-fatality and mortality for stroke patients with or without diabetes...
  63. ncbi request reprint 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...
  64. doi request reprint 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...
  65. ncbi request reprint 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...
  66. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint 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...
  68. ncbi request reprint No increase in the prevalence of known diabetes between 1986 and 1999 in subjects 25-64 years of age in northern Sweden
    M Eliasson
    Department of Medicine, Sunderby Hospital, Lulea, Sweden
    Diabet Med 19:874-80. 2002
    ..3 to 26.2 and the prevalence of obesity (BMI > or = 30) from 11% to 15%, although this was more distal than central adiposity. Our hypothesis was that this would lead to a higher prevalence of diabetes...
  69. ncbi request reprint Polymorphism of genes related to cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    L Arlestig
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine Rheumatology and Medicine, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 25:866-71. 2007
    ..To analyze candidate genes, related to cardiovascular disease (CVD) in general, and potentially involved in the inflammatory process, in RA patients from northern Sweden...
  70. ncbi request reprint Systemic antibodies to the leukotoxin of the oral pathogen Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans correlate negatively with stroke in women
    A Johansson
    Department of Odontology, Faculty of Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Cerebrovasc Dis 20:226-32. 2005
    ..actinomycetemcomitans leukotoxin in stroke cases (n = 273) and matched controls (n = 546) in an incident case-control study nested within the Northern Sweden MONICA and Vasterbotten Intervention cohorts...
  71. doi request reprint Low levels of antibodies against phosphorylcholine predict development of stroke in a population-based study from northern Sweden
    Roland Fiskesund
    Department of Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Stroke 41:607-12. 2010
    ..Here we determine the association between anti-PC and the incidence of stroke...
  72. doi request reprint Low bone mineral density is an independent risk factor for stroke and death
    Anna Nordström
    Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden anna nordstrom idrott umu se
    Cerebrovasc Dis 29:130-6. 2010
    ..Recent studies suggest a relationship between atherosclerotic disease and osteoporosis. The aim of the study was to investigate whether bone mineral density (BMD) was prospectively related to stroke and death...
  73. ncbi request reprint 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...
  74. ncbi request reprint 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...
  75. pmc A decision analysis of long-term lithium treatment and the risk of renal failure
    U Werneke
    Division of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical Sciences, Umea University, Sweden
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 126:186-97. 2012
    ..To establish whether lithium or anticonvulsant should be used for maintenance treatment for bipolar affective disorder (BPAD) if the risks of suicide and relapse were traded off against the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD)...
  76. doi request reprint World apheresis registry 2003-2007 data
    B Stegmayr
    Department of Internal Medicine and Transfusion Medicine Blood Center, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Transfus Apher Sci 39:247-54. 2008
    ..Fifteen centers from 7 countries have been actively entering data at the internet site from 2003 until 2007. We report on data from the registry so far...
  77. ncbi request reprint Various clinical approaches to minimise complications in peritoneal dialysis
    B Stegmayr
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Int J Artif Organs 25:365-72. 2002
    ..By such measures the incidence of peritonitis can be reduced to 1 in 40 treatment months or less...
  78. ncbi request reprint 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...
  79. ncbi request reprint 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...
  80. ncbi request reprint 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...
  81. ncbi request reprint 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...
  82. ncbi request reprint 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...
  83. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint 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...
  85. ncbi request reprint 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...
  86. ncbi request reprint 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...
  87. doi request reprint Foreword
    Simona Giampaoli
    European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation EACPR Section Prevention and Health Policy
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:S1. 2007
  88. ncbi request reprint [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...
  89. ncbi request reprint 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...
  90. doi request reprint 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...
  91. ncbi request reprint Use of oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy in the WHO MONICA project
    Vivan Lundberg
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kalix Hospital, Kalix, Sweden
    Maturitas 48:39-49. 2004
    ..To compare menopausal age and the use of oral contraceptives (OC) and hormonal replacement therapy (HRT) between the 32 populations of the WHO MONICA Project, representing 20 different countries...
  92. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  93. ncbi request reprint [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
  94. ncbi request reprint 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...
  95. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in glutathione-related genes affect methylmercury retention
    Hipolito M Custodio
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
    Arch Environ Health 59:588-95. 2004
    ..These findings indicate that GCLC polymorphisms that affect GSH production also affect methylmercury retention, and that GSTP1 may play a role in conjugating methylmercury with GSH...
  96. ncbi request reprint 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...