Gunnar Gudmundsson

Summary

Affiliation: Landspitali University Hospital
Country: Iceland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [House dust mites at Icelandic farms]
    Gunnar Gudmundsson
    Lungna, ofnaemis og svefndeild Landspítala, Reykjavik
    Laeknabladid 94:723-7. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint [Lung transplantation.]
    G Guðmundsson
    Division of Internal Medicine, Landspitali University Hospital, Hringbraut, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Laeknabladid 86:587-90. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint [Closed needle pleural biopsy in Iceland 1990-1999.]
    Jonas Geir Einarsson
    Landspitali University Hospital, Fossvogi, 108 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Laeknabladid 89:215-9. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint [Spirometry in a health care center: indications, results and quality.]
    Gunnar Guðmundsson
    Department E 7, Iceland University Hospital, Fossvogi, 108 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Laeknabladid 90:17-9. 2004
  5. doi request reprint Airflow obstruction, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular risk factors in the AGES Reykjavik study
    Gunnar Gudmundsson
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland Department of Respiratory Medicine and Sleep, Landspitali National University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland Electronic address
    Atherosclerosis 252:122-7. 2016
  6. ncbi request reprint [Pulmonary arterial hypertension: new treatments and case report.]
    Gunnar Guðmundsson
    Department of Lung Diseases, Landspitali University Hospital, Fossvogi, 108 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Laeknabladid 89:959-61. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint [Case report: respiratory symptoms in a competitive swimmer]
    Gunnar Gudmundsson
    Lseknadeild Háskóla Íslands
    Laeknabladid 99:83-5. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint [Diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of community acquired pneumonia - results from three primary care centers in Iceland]
    Agust Oskar Gustafsson
    The National University Hospital of Iceland
    Laeknabladid 98:579-83. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint [Prevalence of smoking and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among patients at the Akureyri Primary Care Center]
    Gudrun Dora Clarke
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, National University Hospital
    Laeknabladid 98:349-53. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint [Farmer's lung disease caused by straw or hay? Case report]
    Gunnar Gudmundsson
    Department of Lung Diseases, Iceland University Hospital, Fossvogi, 108 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Laeknabladid 91:587-9. 2005

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Publications40

  1. ncbi request reprint [House dust mites at Icelandic farms]
    Gunnar Gudmundsson
    Lungna, ofnaemis og svefndeild Landspítala, Reykjavik
    Laeknabladid 94:723-7. 2008
    ..A recent study revealed that sensitized persons more often had a childhood history of work or holiday stay in rural areas than controls. As a follow up we studied the risk of exposure to mites in farmland dwellings...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Lung transplantation.]
    G Guðmundsson
    Division of Internal Medicine, Landspitali University Hospital, Hringbraut, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Laeknabladid 86:587-90. 2000
    ..A few Icelanders have undergone lung transplantation, most of them in Gothenburg, Sweden. The future of lung transplantation depends on limiting the incidence of bronchiolitis obliterans and finding more organ donors...
  3. ncbi request reprint [Closed needle pleural biopsy in Iceland 1990-1999.]
    Jonas Geir Einarsson
    Landspitali University Hospital, Fossvogi, 108 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Laeknabladid 89:215-9. 2003
    ..Closed pleural biopsy is done to determine causes of pleural effusion after fluid analysis has been nondiagnostic. The aim of the study was to evaluate results of closed pleural biopsy in Iceland...
  4. ncbi request reprint [Spirometry in a health care center: indications, results and quality.]
    Gunnar Guðmundsson
    Department E 7, Iceland University Hospital, Fossvogi, 108 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Laeknabladid 90:17-9. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of spirometry in a single health care center in Iceland in regard to indications, quality and results...
  5. doi request reprint Airflow obstruction, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular risk factors in the AGES Reykjavik study
    Gunnar Gudmundsson
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland Department of Respiratory Medicine and Sleep, Landspitali National University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland Electronic address
    Atherosclerosis 252:122-7. 2016
    ..The objective of the study was to determine if the association between airflow obstruction and markers of atherosclerosis is mediated by systemic inflammation...
  6. ncbi request reprint [Pulmonary arterial hypertension: new treatments and case report.]
    Gunnar Guðmundsson
    Department of Lung Diseases, Landspitali University Hospital, Fossvogi, 108 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Laeknabladid 89:959-61. 2003
    ..New classification and drug treatment have emerged. The new drugs are expensive but can improve quality of life significantly. Given here is a brief review and two cases presented...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Case report: respiratory symptoms in a competitive swimmer]
    Gunnar Gudmundsson
    Lseknadeild Háskóla Íslands
    Laeknabladid 99:83-5. 2013
    ..An overview of pathophysiology of swimmer's asthma is given and how it is connected to chloride that is used as a disinfectant. The incidence of asthma among competitive swimmers is reviewed...
  8. ncbi request reprint [Diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of community acquired pneumonia - results from three primary care centers in Iceland]
    Agust Oskar Gustafsson
    The National University Hospital of Iceland
    Laeknabladid 98:579-83. 2012
    ..To study how general practitioners diagnose and treat adult patients with community acquired pneumonia (CAP) and evaluate outcomes...
  9. ncbi request reprint [Prevalence of smoking and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among patients at the Akureyri Primary Care Center]
    Gudrun Dora Clarke
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, National University Hospital
    Laeknabladid 98:349-53. 2012
    ..Limited information is available on respiratory symptoms and diagnosis of chronic obstructive lung diseases (COPD) in this group...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Farmer's lung disease caused by straw or hay? Case report]
    Gunnar Gudmundsson
    Department of Lung Diseases, Iceland University Hospital, Fossvogi, 108 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Laeknabladid 91:587-9. 2005
    ..She stall-fed horses and underneath them was straw containing organic dust. This is important to keep in mind as a differential diagnosis to farmers lung disease that is caused by hay...
  11. ncbi request reprint [High altitude sickness - review]
    Gunnar Gudmundsson
    Lungnadeild Landspítala, Reykjavik
    Laeknabladid 95:441-7. 2009
    ..In this overview high altitude physiology and acclimatisation are reviewed. The main types of high altitude sickness are described with special emphasis on symptoms and diagnosis, but treatment and prevention are also reviewed...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Occupational accidents in Icelandic farmers. Risk factor analysis using questionnaire]
    Gunnar Gudmundsson
    Lungnadeild Landspitala E7 Fossvogi, Reykjavik
    Laeknabladid 95:831-5. 2009
    ..This is thought to be in part because of the unique work environment of farmers. The aims of the study were to study occupational accidents among farmers and their effects on absence from work, doctor visits and well-being...
  13. doi request reprint Respiratory health effects of volcanic ash with special reference to Iceland. A review
    Gunnar Gudmundsson
    Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Clin Respir J 5:2-9. 2011
    ..Also, the effects of a large volcano eruption in Iceland in 1789 are described that also had effect on a global scale by causing air pollution...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Computerized tomography guided percutaneous needle biopsies at Landspitali University Hospital. Indications, complications and results]
    Anna Gudmundsdóttir
    Department of Lung Diseases, Iceland University Hospital, Fossvogi, 108 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Laeknabladid 91:917-21. 2005
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  15. ncbi request reprint [General health in Icelandic farmers]
    Gunnar Gudmundsson
    Laeknabladid 95:655-9. 2009
    ..The aims of the study were to compare the general health of animal farmers with a group of non-farmers, and test the hypothesis that animal farmers overall have a better general health than non-farmers...
  16. pmc Mortality in COPD patients discharged from hospital: the role of treatment and co-morbidity
    Gunnar Gudmundsson
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Allergy and Sleep, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Respir Res 7:109. 2006
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  17. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for rehospitalisation in COPD: role of health status, anxiety and depression
    G Gudmundsson
    Dept of Respiratory Medicine, Allergy and Sleep, Landspitali University Hospital, E 7 Fossvogur, IS 108 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Eur Respir J 26:414-9. 2005
    ..07 (1.03-1.11) per 4 unit increase). In patients with low health status, anxiety is an important risk factor for rehospitalisation. This may be important for patient treatment and warrants further studies...
  18. ncbi request reprint Depression, anxiety and health status after hospitalisation for COPD: a multicentre study in the Nordic countries
    Gunnar Gudmundsson
    Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Landspitali University Hospital, E 7 Fossvogur, IS 108 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Respir Med 100:87-93. 2006
    ..Screening for depression and anxiety may help to identify patients with poor quality of life and an urgent need for intervention in order to improve their health status...
  19. pmc Epidemiology of organising pneumonia in Iceland
    G Gudmundsson
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Allergy and Sleep, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Thorax 61:805-8. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and epidemiological features of COP and SOP nationwide in Iceland over an extended period...
  20. pmc Long-term survival in patients hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a prospective observational study in the Nordic countries
    Gunnar Gudmundsson
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Allergy and Sleep, National University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 7:571-6. 2012
    ..Mortality rate is high in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our aim was to investigate long-term mortality and associated risk factors in COPD patients previously hospitalized for a COPD exacerbation...
  21. pmc Hypertension, systemic inflammation and body weight in relation to lung function impairment-an epidemiological study
    Olof Birna Margretardottir
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    COPD 6:250-5. 2009
    ..Hypertension, BMI and systemic inflammation affect lung function independently of each other. All three variables have a negative effect on FVC, while hypertension and high CRP were independently associated with impaired FEV(1)...
  22. pmc Prevalence of airflow obstruction in nonsmoking older individuals using different spirometric criteria: the AGES Reykjavik Study
    Sólrún Björk Rúnarsdóttir
    Department of Respiratory Medicine and Sleep, Landspital University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    COPD 10:493-9. 2013
    ..We used a random sample of never smoking older population in Iceland to compare the prevalence and clinical profile of subjects diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) based on different spirometric criteria...
  23. doi request reprint Middle lobe syndrome: a nationwide study on clinicopathological features and surgical treatment
    Jon Thorkell Einarsson
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Allergy and Sleep, Landspitali University Hospital, E 7 Fossvogur, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Clin Respir J 3:77-81. 2009
    ..Middle lobe syndrome (MLS) is a relatively uncommon lung disease that is characterized by damage to the middle lobe and often needs surgical intervention...
  24. doi request reprint Diagnostic surgical lung biopsies for suspected interstitial lung diseases: a retrospective study
    Martin I Sigurdsson
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Landspitali University Hospital Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:227-32. 2009
    ..Our objectives were to address the properties of a surgical lung biopsy for suspected interstitial lung disease, the diagnostic yield of the procedure, and whether it resulted in changes in diagnosis and treatment...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Mental health and wellbeing in Icelandic farmers]
    Kristinn Tomasson
    Vinnueftirliti ríkisins, Landspítala, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Laeknabladid 95:763-9. 2009
    ..Some studies have suggest increased prevalence of mental health problems in farmers while others suggest, they are less common. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of mental health problems in Icelandic animal farmers...
  26. pmc Chronic airflow obstruction and markers of systemic inflammation: results from the BOLD study in Iceland
    Sigurdur James Thorleifsson
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Vatnsmyrarvegur 16, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Respir Med 103:1548-53. 2009
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the association between postbronchodilator lung function CRP and IL-6 in a randomly selected sample of the Icelandic population, 40 years and older, while adjusting for gender, age, smoking, and body weight...
  27. doi request reprint Smoking, stages of change and decisional balance in Iceland and Sweden
    Sigridur B Fjalldal
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Allergy and Sleep, Landspitali University Hospital, Iceland
    Clin Respir J 5:76-83. 2011
    ..Smoking remains a significant health problem. Smoking interventions are important but selection of successful quitters can be difficult...
  28. pmc Respiratory disorders are not more common in farmers. Results from a study on Icelandic animal farmers
    Sigurdur T Sigurdarson
    Research Center for Occupational Health and Working Life, Administration of Occupational Safety and Health and University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Respir Med 102:1839-43. 2008
    ..Modern farming practices have been implemented in Iceland in the past decade and the processing of hay has changed markedly leading to less organic dust exposure...
  29. doi request reprint Middle lobe syndrome: a review of clinicopathological features, diagnosis and treatment
    Tomas Gudbjartsson
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Landspitali The National University Hospital of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Respiration 84:80-6. 2012
    ..These selected patients can be offered surgical resection of the middle lobe or lingula, which is associated with a low mortality rate and favorable outcome...
  30. ncbi request reprint Incidence of unprovoked seizures and epilepsy in Iceland and assessment of the epilepsy syndrome classification: a prospective study
    Elias Olafsson
    Department of Neurology, Landspitalinn University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Lancet Neurol 4:627-34. 2005
    ..We prospectively studied the incidence of a single unprovoked seizure and epilepsy in the population of Iceland, and applied the syndrome classification endorsed by the International League Against Epilepsy to this population...
  31. doi request reprint Basal cells of the human airways acquire mesenchymal traits in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and in culture
    Hulda R Jónsdóttir
    Stem Cell Research Unit, Biomedical Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Lab Invest 95:1418-28. 2015
    ..This study suggests that some p63-positive basal cells are prone to phenotypic changes and could act as EMT progenitors in IPF. ..
  32. ncbi request reprint [Clinical guidelines from Landspitali University Hospital on the diagnosis and treatment of acute asthma exacerbation]
    Hjalti Mar Bjornsson
    Iceland University Hospital, Fossvogi, 108 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Laeknabladid 91:353-6. 2005
  33. pmc Malignant mesothelioma incidence by nation-wide cancer registry: a population-based study
    Kristinn Tomasson
    Department of Occupational Medicine, Administration of Occupational Safety and Health, Reykjavik, Iceland
    J Occup Med Toxicol 11:37. 2016
    ..The aim was to evaluate changes in the incidence of malignant mesothelioma, and the possible impact of the asbestos ban implemented in Iceland in 1983...
  34. doi request reprint Effectiveness of a partnership-based self-management programme for patients with mild and moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial
    Helga Jonsdottir
    Faculty of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
    J Adv Nurs 71:2634-49. 2015
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of a 6-month, partnership-based self-management programme for patients with mild and moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
  35. ncbi request reprint Nutritional status and long-term mortality in hospitalised patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    Runa Hallin
    Department of Medical Sciences, Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Uppsala University, Akademiska sjukhuset, SE 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden
    Respir Med 101:1954-60. 2007
    ..Further studies are needed in order to show whether identifying and treating weight loss and depletion of fat-free mass (FFM) is a way forward in improving the prognosis for hospitalised COPD patients...
  36. ncbi request reprint [Prevalence of COPD in Iceland--the BOLD study]
    Bryndis Benediktsdottir
    Laeknadeild, Háskóla Íslands
    Laeknabladid 93:471-7. 2007
    ..To investigate the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Iceland and possible risk factors...
  37. ncbi request reprint [Organising Pneumonia - a review and results from Icelandic studies]
    Olafur A Sveinsson
    Lungnadeild, Landspítala
    Laeknabladid 94:27-35. 2008
    ..This is higher than in most other studies. In Iceland patients with OP had a higher standardized mortality ratio than the general population despite good clinical responses. No clinical symptoms could separate between SOP and COP...
  38. ncbi request reprint ADHD as a risk factor for incident unprovoked seizures and epilepsy in children
    Dale C Hesdorffer
    Gertrude H Sergievsky Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:731-6. 2004
    ..The association has been attributed to the epilepsy or its treatment, although it is impossible to determine in previous studies which condition occurs first...
  39. ncbi request reprint [Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia in Iceland: clinical features, epidemiology and review]
    Olafur A Sveinsson
    Lungnadeild Landspítala
    Laeknabladid 93:111-6. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to describe the incidence and clinical features of chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) in Iceland and review recent literature...
  40. ncbi request reprint [Scrapie of sheep and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in Iceland]
    Gudmundur Georgsson
    Laeknabladid 94:541-8. 2008
    ..The infectious agents of both diseases are closely related. The objectives of the study was to explore, whether sheep scrapie could be transmitted to humans and cause CJD...