Kjell Asplund

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Country comparisons of human stroke research since 2001: a bibliometric study
    Kjell Asplund
    Riks Stroke, Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, 90185 Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 43:830-7. 2012
  2. pmc A systematic review of triage-related interventions to improve patient flow in emergency departments
    Sven Oredsson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Helsingborg Hospital, Helsingborg, Sweden
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 19:43. 2011
  3. pmc Emergency department triage scales and their components: a systematic review of the scientific evidence
    Nasim Farrohknia
    The Swedish Council for Health Technology Assessment and Dep of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 19:42. 2011
  4. doi request reprint 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
  5. doi request reprint Relative risks for stroke by age, sex, and population based on follow-up of 18 European populations in the MORGAM Project
    Kjell Asplund
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 40:2319-26. 2009
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. doi request reprint Thrombolytic therapy rates and stroke severity: an analysis of data from the Swedish stroke register (Riks-Stroke) 2007-2010
    Anna Stecksén
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 43:536-8. 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications47

  1. doi request reprint Country comparisons of human stroke research since 2001: a bibliometric study
    Kjell Asplund
    Riks Stroke, Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, 90185 Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 43:830-7. 2012
    ..This is the first bibliometric comparison between countries of the development of stroke research over time...
  2. pmc A systematic review of triage-related interventions to improve patient flow in emergency departments
    Sven Oredsson
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Helsingborg Hospital, Helsingborg, Sweden
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 19:43. 2011
    ..Overcrowding in emergency departments is a worldwide problem. A systematic literature review was undertaken to scientifically explore which interventions improve patient flow in emergency departments...
  3. pmc Emergency department triage scales and their components: a systematic review of the scientific evidence
    Nasim Farrohknia
    The Swedish Council for Health Technology Assessment and Dep of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 19:42. 2011
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  4. doi request reprint 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...
  5. doi request reprint Relative risks for stroke by age, sex, and population based on follow-up of 18 European populations in the MORGAM Project
    Kjell Asplund
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 40:2319-26. 2009
    ..Within the framework of the MOnica Risk, Genetics, Archiving and Monograph (MORGAM) Project, the variations in impact of classical risk factors of stroke by population, sex, and age were analyzed...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. doi request reprint Thrombolytic therapy rates and stroke severity: an analysis of data from the Swedish stroke register (Riks-Stroke) 2007-2010
    Anna Stecksén
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 43:536-8. 2012
    ..We tested the hypothesis that higher proportions of patients with minor stroke being treated with thrombolysis contribute to increasing overall rates of thrombolysis...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Women's hearts--stress management for women with ischemic heart disease: explanatory analyses of a randomized controlled trial
    Maria Claesson
    Department of Public Health, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 25:93-102. 2005
    ..This randomized controlled study aimed to evaluate the effects on psychosocial variables of a 1-year group-based cognitive-behavioral stress management program developed specifically for women with ischemic heart disease...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint Beyond conventional stroke guidelines: setting priorities
    Bo Norrving
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
    Stroke 38:2185-90. 2007
    ..An open and translucent priority-setting procedure would benefit patients, professionals, and decision-makers. Prioritization is an innovative part of the new Swedish national stroke guidelines...
  19. ncbi request reprint What MONICA told us about stroke
    Kjell Asplund
    National Board of Health and Welfare and the Department of Medicine, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Lancet Neurol 4:64-8. 2005
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  20. doi request reprint Effects of extending the time window of thrombolysis to 4.5 hours: observations in the Swedish stroke register (riks-stroke)
    Kjell Asplund
    Department of Statistics, Umea University, SE 901 87 Umea, Sweden
    Stroke 42:2492-7. 2011
    ..Riks-Stroke, the Swedish Stroke Register, was used to explore how thrombolysis in the 3- to 4.5-hour window has been spread in different hospitals and patient groups and what effects this has had on treatment within 3 hours...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. doi request reprint Cross-National Key Performance Measures of the Quality of Acute Stroke Care in Western Europe
    Bo Norrving
    From the Department of Clinical Sciences, Section of Neurology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden B N Division for Health and Social Care Research, King s College London, London, United Kingdom B D B, A G R, C D A W Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden K A Institute of Clinical Epidemiology and Biometry, Comprehensive Heart Failure Center, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany P H, S W Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom P L National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research, Centre Guy s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom A G R, C D A W and Department of Integrated Care, German Stroke Foundation, Gütersloh, Germany M W
    Stroke 46:2891-5. 2015
    ..We aimed to develop a set of measures of quality of acute stroke care involving stroke quality registers in Western Europe...
  24. doi request reprint Education level and inequalities in stroke reperfusion therapy: observations in the Swedish stroke register
    Anna Stecksén
    From the Departments of Public Health and Clinical Medicine A S, E L G, K A and Statistics M E, Umea University, Umea, Sweden and Department of Clinical Sciences, Section of Neurology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden B N
    Stroke 45:2762-8. 2014
    ..We used the Swedish Stroke Register (Riksstroke) to test whether patient education level is associated with reperfusion (either or both of thrombolysis and thrombectomy) treatment...
  25. ncbi request reprint Stroke care in the UK--is it good enough?
    Kjell Asplund
    Department of Medicine, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Lancet Neurol 1:341. 2002
  26. 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...
  27. doi request reprint Diagnostic procedures, treatments, and outcomes in stroke patients admitted to different types of hospitals
    Kjell Asplund
    From the Riksstroke, Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Sweden
    Stroke 46:806-12. 2015
    ..We have explored to what extent hospital type (university, specialized nonuniversity, or community hospital) influences hospital performance...
  28. doi request reprint Socioeconomic Inequalities in the Prescription of Oral Anticoagulants in Stroke Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
    Maria Sjölander
    From the Department of Statistics M S, M E, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience M S, and Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine K A, E L G, Umea University, Umea, Sweden and Department of Clinical Sciences, Section of Neurology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden B N
    Stroke 46:2220-5. 2015
    ..Our aim was to investigate differences in the prescribing of OACs after ischemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation based on age, sex, country of birth, and socioeconomic status...
  29. doi request reprint Implementing thrombolytic guidelines in stroke care: perceived facilitators and barriers
    Anna Stecksén
    1Umeå University, Umea, Sweden
    Qual Health Res 24:412-9. 2014
    ..Insights obtained from this study can be used to identify target areas for improving the implementation of thrombolytic therapy and other new methods in stroke care. ..
  30. doi request reprint Socioeconomic disparities in stroke case fatality--Observations from Riks-Stroke, the Swedish stroke register
    Anita Lindmark
    Department of Statistics, Umeå School of Business and Economics, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Int J Stroke 9:429-36. 2014
    ..However, findings from previous studies on the association between socioeconomic status and case fatality (survival) after stroke have been inconsistent...
  31. doi request reprint Reduced inequality in access to stroke unit care over time: a 15-year follow-up of socioeconomic disparities in Sweden
    Eva Lotta Glader
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Cerebrovasc Dis 36:407-11. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore if patients in a national sample who were socioeconomically disadvantaged (low education or low income) had reduced access to stroke unit care and if differences varied over time...
  32. ncbi request reprint Mishaps in the management of stroke: a review of 214 complaints to a medical responsibility board
    Asa Johansson
    Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, University Hospital, Northern Branch, Umea, Sweden
    Cerebrovasc Dis 18:16-21. 2004
    ..This is the first survey of formal complaints to a Medical Responsibility Board (MRB) in the literature concerning stroke management and the disciplinary actions to which the complaints lead...
  33. ncbi request reprint The Northern Sweden MONICA project: concluding remarks
    Kjell Asplund
    Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine Umeå University, Umea, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 61:78-84. 2003
  34. 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...
  35. ncbi request reprint Health care resource use and stroke outcome. Multinational comparisons within the GAIN International trial
    Kjell Asplund
    Department of Medicine, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 19:267-77. 2003
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  36. doi request reprint Validation of Hospital Performance Measures of Acute Stroke Care Quality. Riksstroke, the Swedish Stroke Register
    Anna Söderholm
    Riksstroke, Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umex00E5 University, Umex00E5, Sweden
    Neuroepidemiology 46:229-34. 2016
    ..Registers are increasingly used to monitor stroke care performance. Fair benchmarking requires sufficient data quality. We have validated acute care data in Riksstroke, the Swedish Stroke Register...
  37. doi request reprint High prevalence of atrial fibrillation among patients with ischemic stroke
    Leif Friberg
    From the Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden L F, M R Department of Cardiology, Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden L F, M R Division of Neurology, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden A L, B N Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Skane University Hospital, Lund, Sweden A L Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden A T and Riks Stroke, Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden K A
    Stroke 45:2599-605. 2014
    ..Our aim was to determine the nationwide prevalence of AF among patients with ischemic stroke, as well as their use of oral anticoagulation...
  38. doi request reprint Differences in cardiovascular risk factors and socioeconomic status do not explain the increased risk of death after a first stroke in diabetic patients: results from the Swedish Stroke Register
    Marie Eriksson
    Department of Statistics, Umeå School of Business and Economics, Umea University, SE 901 87 Umea, Sweden
    Diabetologia 56:2181-6. 2013
    ..We hypothesised that differences in cardiovascular risk factors, acute stroke management or socioeconomic status (SES) could explain the higher risk of death after stroke in diabetic patients...
  39. ncbi request reprint Smokeless tobacco and cardiovascular disease
    Kjell Asplund
    Department of Medicine, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 45:383-94. 2003
    ..Whether or not the apparent risk reduction is a useful strategy to help inveterate smokers to quit is a matter of debate, as are the public health effects of a high prevalence of snuff use in some populations...
  40. 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
  41. doi request reprint Variations in acute hospital stroke care and factors influencing adherence to quality indicators in 6 European audits
    Silke Wiedmann
    From the Institute of Clinical Epidemiology and Biometry S W, S H, P U H, Comprehensive Heart Failure Centre S W, P U H, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany Stroke Programme Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain S A Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, United Kingdom M D Bavarian Permanent Working Party for Quality Assurance, Munich, Germany P H Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland M N Department of Clinical Sciences, Neurology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden B N Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden K A and Division of Health and Social Care Research A G R and National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre Guy s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust C D A W, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    Stroke 46:579-81. 2015
    ..We compared compliance with standards of acute stroke care between 6 European audits and identified factors associated with delivery of appropriate care...
  42. doi request reprint Costs for stroke in Sweden 2009 and developments since 1997
    Ola Ghatnekar
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 30:203-9. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to estimate direct and indirect excess costs attributable to stroke in Sweden in 2009 and to compare these with similar estimates from 1997...
  43. ncbi request reprint The CTLA4 region as a general autoimmunity factor: an extended pedigree provides evidence for synergy with the HLA locus in the etiology of type 1 diabetes mellitus, Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease
    Elisabet Einarsdottir
    Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine, Umea University, Sweden
    Eur J Hum Genet 11:81-4. 2003
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  44. ncbi request reprint Electrocardiographic changes in patients with acute stroke: a systematic review
    George Khechinashvili
    Department of Medicine, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Cerebrovasc Dis 14:67-76. 2002
    ..The specificity of ECG changes to diagnose acute myocardial infarction is low in the acute phase of stroke...
  45. ncbi request reprint The role of the data safety and monitoring committee in stroke trials
    Kjell Asplund
    Department of Medicine, University Hospital, SE 901 85 Umea, Sweden
    Eur Neurol 49:115-9. 2003
    ..The DSMC provides recommendations to the steering committee of the trial on whether to continue or to stop patient recruitment and on protocol amendments that may be necessary to protect the safety of the patients...
  46. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial distress and impaired quality of life--targets neglected in the secondary prevention in women with ischaemic heart disease
    Maria Claesson
    Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 10:258-66. 2003
    ..Previous studies have suggested that psychosocial factors may be new targets for secondary prevention. In the present study, psychosocial factors have been compared in women with and without IHD...
  47. ncbi request reprint 1999 WHO/ISH Guidelines applied to a 1999 MONICA sample from northern Sweden
    Mats Persson
    Family Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, 901 87 University of Umeå, Sweden
    J Hypertens 20:29-35. 2002
    ..WHO/ISH Hypertension Guidelines from 1999 propose a risk stratification for estimating absolute risk for CVD based on blood pressure and additional risk factors, target organ damage (TOD) and CVD...