- Environmental and heritable factors in the causation of cancer--analyses of cohorts of twins from Sweden, Denmark, and Finland
Department of Medical Epidemiology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
N Engl J Med 343:78-85. 2000
..The contribution of hereditary factors to the causation of sporadic cancer is unclear. Studies of twins make it possible to estimate the overall contribution of inherited genes to the development of malignant diseases...
- Incidence of human papillomavirus (HPV) positive tonsillar carcinoma in Stockholm, Sweden: an epidemic of viral-induced carcinoma?
Department of Oncology Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Int J Cancer 125:362-6. 2009
..In conclusion, the incidence of HPV-positive cancers is still increasing in the County of Stockholm, suggesting an epidemic of a virus-induced carcinoma, with soon practically all tonsillar SCC being HPV positive, as in cervical cancer...
- Prevalence of chronic diseases and multimorbidity among the elderly population in Sweden
Aging Research Center, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Am J Public Health 98:1198-200. 2008
..Multimorbidity is the most common clinical picture of the elderly and may be increased by unhealthy behaviors linked to education...
- Insulin glargine use and short-term incidence of malignancies-a population-based follow-up study in Sweden
J M Jonasson
Division of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology, Onkologiskt centrum, Sahlgrenska Academy, 41345, Gothenburg, Sweden
Diabetologia 52:1745-54. 2009
..In the light of a report suggesting that insulin glargine may increase cancer occurrence, the EASD asked us to perform this study...
- Replication and extension of genome-wide association study results for obesity in 4923 adults from northern Sweden
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University Hospital, Umea, Sweden
Hum Mol Genet 18:1489-96. 2009
..In summary, we have statistically replicated six of the previously associated obese-risk loci and our results suggest that the weight-inducing effects of these variants are explained largely by increased adipose accumulation...
- Women's fear of childbirth and preference for cesarean section--a cross-sectional study at various stages of pregnancy in Sweden
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Motala Hospital, Motala, Sweden
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 88:807-13. 2009
..To investigate Swedish women's level of antenatal fear of childbirth at various gestational ages, and factors associated with intense fear and with preference for cesarean section...
- Gastrointestinal stromal tumors: the incidence, prevalence, clinical course, and prognostication in the preimatinib mesylate era--a population-based study in western Sweden
Department of Surgery, The Lundberg Laboratory for Cancer Research, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Göteborg, Goteborg, Sweden
Cancer 103:821-9. 2005
..New treatment options mandate more accurate information regarding the incidence, prevalence, clinical behavior, and prognostic factors of GIST...
- Excess mortality in bipolar and unipolar disorder in Sweden
Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska sjukhuset S4, S 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
Arch Gen Psychiatry 58:844-50. 2001
..However, there has been no population-based study of mortality of patients followed up from the onset of the illness...
- Social inequality in oral health and use of dental care in Sweden
Department of Clinical Sciences, Huddinge University Hospital, Karonlinska Institutet, Sweden
Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 29:167-74. 2001
To describe oral health and use of dental care in relation to socio-economic determinants over time in Sweden.
- Symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux as a risk factor for esophageal adenocarcinoma
Department of Medical Epidemiology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
N Engl J Med 340:825-31. 1999
..The causes of adenocarcinomas of the esophagus and gastric cardia are poorly understood. We conducted an epidemiologic investigation of the possible association between gastroesophageal reflux and these tumors...
- The completeness of the Swedish Cancer Register: a sample survey for year 1998
Centre for Epidemiology, The National Board of Health and Welfare, Stockholm, Sweden
Acta Oncol 48:27-33. 2009
..The aim of the study was to estimate the overall coverage of malignant cancer cases in 1998 and to reveal possible reasons behind non-reporting...
- Deliveries, mothers and newborn infants in Sweden, 1973-2000. Trends in obstetrics as reported to the Swedish Medical Birth Register
Center for Epidemiology, Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, Stockholm, Sweden
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 82:516-28. 2003
..The aim of this report is to present descriptive data from the Swedish Medical Birth Register (MBR) reflecting trends in obstetric and neonatal practices over three decades...
- Modelling the decreasing coronary heart disease mortality in Sweden between 1986 and 2002
Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Eur Heart J 30:1046-56. 2009
Coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality rates have been falling in Sweden since the 1980s...
- Time trends in burdens of cadmium, lead, and mercury in the population of northern Sweden
Department of Medicine, Skellefteå Hospital, 931 86 Skellefteå, Sweden
Environ Res 100:330-8. 2006
..The study took place in the two northernmost counties in Sweden. To assess the effect of changes in the environment, adjustments were made for life-style factors that are ..
- Risk factors for coronary heart disease among immigrant women from Iran and Turkey, compared to women of Swedish ethnicity
Unit for Clinical Nutrition Research, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden
Ethn Dis 15:213-20. 2005
The aim of the study was to compare a group of immigrant women from the Middle East living in Sweden to Swedish-born controls regarding the prevalence of certain cardiovascular risk factors.
- Incidence of and survival after mammary tumors in a population of over 80,000 insured female dogs in Sweden from 1995 to 2002
Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
Prev Vet Med 69:109-27. 2005
..At the ages 6, 8 and 10 years, 1%, 6% and 13% respectively, of all females had at least one MT claim. The MT mortality was 6 deaths per 10,000 DYAR and increased with age. The overall-case fatality was 6%...
- Frequency and nature of problems associated with sickness certification tasks: a cross-sectional questionnaire study of 5455 physicians
Section of Personal Injury Prevention, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Scand J Prim Health Care 25:178-85. 2007
..To study the frequency and nature of problems associated with physicians' sickness certification practices...
- Neighbourhood deprivation and incidence of coronary heart disease: a multilevel study of 2.6 million women and men in Sweden
Karolinska Institutet, Family Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden
J Epidemiol Community Health 58:71-7. 2004
..To examine whether neighbourhood deprivation predicts incidence rates of coronary heart disease, beyond age and individual income...
- Effects of bariatric surgery on cancer incidence in obese patients in Sweden (Swedish Obese Subjects Study): a prospective, controlled intervention trial
The Institutes of Medicine, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Lancet Oncol 10:653-62. 2009
..To our knowledge, the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study is the first intervention trial in the obese population to provide prospective, controlled cancer-incidence data...
- Alcohol use among Swedes and a psychometric evaluation of the alcohol use disorders identification test
Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute and Addiction Center North at Magnus Huss Clinic, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
Alcohol Alcohol 37:245-51. 2002
..Both the internal and test- retest reliability of the Swedish version of AUDIT were satisfactory. A table for converting raw scores to non-normalized T-scores for each combination of gender and three age intervals is presented...
- IFCC reference system for measurement of hemoglobin A1c in human blood and the national standardization schemes in the United States, Japan, and Sweden: a method-comparison study
Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Penzberg, Germany
Clin Chem 50:166-74. 2004
..Program (NGSP)], Japan [Japanese Diabetes Society (JDS)/Japanese Society of Clinical Chemistry (JSCC)], and Sweden are based on different designated comparison methods (DCMs)...
- Levels and patterns of objectively assessed physical activity--a comparison between Sweden and the United States
Department of Neurobiology, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
Am J Epidemiol 171:1055-64. 2010
This study compares levels and patterns of objectively assessed physical activity in Sweden and the United States by using identical accelerometer metrics...
- Mortality and causes of death in schizophrenia in Stockholm county, Sweden
Department of Psychiatry, Löwenströmska Hospital, Upplands Vasby, Sweden
Schizophr Res 45:21-8. 2000
A study of mortality for all patients with a first hospital diagnosis of schizophrenia in Stockholm County, Sweden, during 1973 to 1995 was performed, by linking the in-patient register with the national cause-of-death register...
- One-year survival of extremely preterm infants after active perinatal care in Sweden
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lund University Hospital, S 221 85 Lund, Sweden
JAMA 301:2225-33. 2009
..Up-to-date information on infant survival after extremely preterm birth is needed for assessing perinatal care services, clinical guidelines, and parental counseling...
- A longitudinal study integrating population, care and social services data. The Swedish National study on Aging and Care (SNAC)
Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, Stockholm, Sweden
Aging Clin Exp Res 16:158-68. 2004
A large, national, long-term, longitudinal, multi-purpose study has been launched in Sweden--the Swedish National study on Aging and Care (SNAC). The study involves four research centers collecting data in four different areas of Sweden.
- Prevalence and underdiagnosis of COPD by disease severity and the attributable fraction of smoking Report from the Obstructive Lung Disease in Northern Sweden Studies
The OLIN Studies, Department of Medicine, Sunderby Central Hospital of Norrbotten, SE 971 80 Luleå, Sweden
Respir Med 100:264-72. 2006
..The impact of smoking was evaluated by the population attributable fraction of smoking in COPD...
- Effect of smokeless tobacco (snus) on smoking and public health in Sweden
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health, Tobacco Dependence Program, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08852, USA
Tob Control 12:349-59. 2003
To review the evidence on the effects of moist smokeless tobacco (snus) on smoking and ill health in Sweden.
- Sociodemographic predictors of non-attendance at invitational mammography screening--a population-based register study (Sweden)
Department of Medical Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Cancer Causes Control 13:73-82. 2002
..To investigate the role of sociodemographic factors in predicting mammography uptake in an outreach screening program...
- Long-term safety and efficacy of drug-eluting versus bare-metal stents in Sweden
Stefan K James
Department of Cardiology, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
N Engl J Med 360:1933-45. 2009
..The long-term safety and efficacy of drug-eluting coronary stents have been questioned...
- Brain metastases admissions in Sweden between 1987 and 2006
K E Smedby
Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet Solna, Stockholm SE 171 76, Sweden
Br J Cancer 101:1919-24. 2009
..Brain metastases (BM) constitute the most common intracranial tumours and are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Population-based studies of the epidemiology and time trends of BM are scarce...
- Molecular epidemiology of metallo-beta-lactamase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from Norway and Sweden shows import of international clones and local clonal expansion
Reference Centre for Detection of Antimicrobial Resistance, Department of Microbiology and Infection Control, University Hospital of North Norway, N 9038 Tromsø, Norway
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 54:346-52. 2010
..In this study MBL-producing P. aeruginosa isolates identified in Norway (n = 4) and Sweden (n = 9) from 1999 to 2007 were characterized...
- Clinical risk factors, DNA variants, and the development of type 2 diabetes
Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Malmo, Sweden
N Engl J Med 359:2220-32. 2008
..Type 2 diabetes mellitus is thought to develop from an interaction between environmental and genetic factors. We examined whether clinical or genetic factors or both could predict progression to diabetes in two prospective cohorts...
- Risk and case characteristics of tuberculosis in rheumatoid arthritis associated with tumor necrosis factor antagonists in Sweden
Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital Solna, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Arthritis Rheum 52:1986-92. 2005
- Discrepant trends in mental health complaints among younger and older adolescents in Sweden: an analysis of WHO data 1985-2005
Centre for Research on Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden
J Adolesc Health 46:258-64. 2010
..the time trends in self-reported mental health complaints (internalizing problems) among school children in Sweden during a time characterized by economic downturns and upturns, with a focus on possible differences across grades ..
- Outcome of planned home births compared to hospital births in Sweden between 1992 and 2004. A population-based register study
Helena E Lindgren
School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Malardalen University, Eskilstuna, Sweden
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 87:751-9. 2008
..The aim of this population-based study was to measure the risk of adverse outcome for mother and child in planned home births in a Swedish population irrespective of where the birth actually occurred, at home or in hospital after transfer...
- Time series analysis performed on nephropathia epidemica in humans of northern Sweden in relation to bank vole population dynamic and the NAO index
R Thomas Palo
Department of Natural Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden
Zoonoses Public Health 56:150-6. 2009
Time series analysis was performed on two data series of human nephropathia epidemica (NE) infections in northern Sweden between the years 1959-1975 and 1985-2006...
- The MalmÃ¶ Diet and Cancer Study: representativity, cancer incidence and mortality in participants and non-participants
Department of Community Medicine, Lund University, , Sweden
Eur J Cancer Prev 10:489-99. 2001
..It is also suggested that non-participants may have a lower cancer incidence prior to recruitment but a higher incidence during the recruitment period...
- Problems in sickness certification of patients: a qualitative study on views of 26 physicians in Sweden
Mia von Knorring
Section of Personal Injury Prevention, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Scand J Prim Health Care 26:22-8. 2008
..To identify what problems physicians experience in sickness certification of patients...
- Are there differences in all-cause and coronary heart disease mortality between immigrants in Sweden and in their country of birth? A follow-up study of total populations
CeFAM Center for Family and Community Medicine, Neurotec, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
BMC Public Health 6:102. 2006
..The purpose of the present study was to analyse whether all-cause and coronary heart disease mortality differ between immigrants in Sweden and in the country of birth.
- Knee arthroplasty in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. A pilot study from the Nordic Arthroplasty Register Association
The Swedish Knee Arthroplasty Register, Dept of Orthopedics, Clinical Sciences, Lund, Lund University, Sweden
Acta Orthop 81:82-9. 2010
..The number of national arthroplasty registries is increasing. However, the methods of registration, classification, and analysis often differ...
- Familial confounding of the association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring criminality: a population-based study in Sweden
Brian M D'Onofrio
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:529-38. 2010
- Barriers to adherence to hypertension guidelines among GPs in southern Sweden: a survey
Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö General Practice Family Medicine, Lund University, Sweden
Scand J Prim Health Care 26:154-9. 2008
..To evaluate barriers to adherence to hypertension guidelines among publicly employed general practitioners (GPs)...
- Determinants of integrated health care development: chains of care in Sweden
Nordic School of Public Health, Goteborg, Sweden
Int J Health Plann Manage 22:145-57. 2007
Local health care in Sweden is an emerging form of integrated care, linked together by chains of care. Experiences show, however, that the development of chains of care is making slow progress...
- Gender differences and temporal variation in the incidence of type 1 diabetes: results of 8012 cases in the nationwide Diabetes Incidence Study in Sweden 1983-2002
Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Stockholm
J Intern Med 263:386-94. 2008
..To establish the gender difference amongst newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic patients aged 15-34 years, considering age at diagnosis, temporal trend and seasonal variation at time of diagnosis...
- Herpes simplex encephalitis in Sweden, 1990-2001: incidence, morbidity, and mortality
Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Clin Infect Dis 45:875-80. 2007
..Herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE) is a devastating disease...
- Large scale questionnaire survey on respiratory health in Sweden: effects of late- and non-response
Erik P Rönmark
VBG Group Center for Asthma and Allergy Research, Department of Internal Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Respir Med 103:1807-15. 2009
..This can lead to an increased risk for selection bias. The aim of this study was to examine cause and effect of non-response in a large cross sectional study assessing respiratory health in western Sweden.
- Epidemiology and etiology of ischemic stroke in young adults aged 18 to 44 years in northern Sweden
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.
- Evaluation of diagnostic procedures in Swedish patients with schizophrenia and related psychoses
Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet and Hospital, R5 00, SE 171 76, Stockholm, Sweden
Nord J Psychiatry 59:457-64. 2005
..For patients in long-term treatment for schizophrenia in Sweden, psychiatric record reviews should be optimal, cost effective and sufficient for assessment of lifetime research ..
- Socioeconomic conditions, lifestyle factors, and self-rated health among men and women in Sweden
Västmanland County Council, Department of Community Medicine Västerås, Sweden
Eur J Public Health 17:125-33. 2007
..Few studies, however, have investigated the independent effect of material and psychosocial conditions as well as lifestyle factors on self-rated health...
- A national record linkage to study acute myocardial infarction incidence and case fatality in Sweden
Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Int J Epidemiol 30:S30-4. 2001
..temporal changes, as well as population differences, in coronary heart disease mortality have occurred in Sweden. There is little information to what extent these changes and differences also apply to myocardial infarction ..
- Nationwide study of cancer risk among hip replacement patients in Sweden
L B Signorello
International Epidemiology Institute, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
J Natl Cancer Inst 93:1405-10. 2001
..METHODS: We conducted a nationwide cohort study in Sweden to examine cancer incidence among 116,727 patients who underwent hip replacement surgery during the period from ..
- Exposure to PCBs and p,p'-DDE and human sperm chromatin integrity
Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
Environ Health Perspect 113:175-9. 2005
..These results suggest that POP exposure may have a slight negative impact on human sperm chromatin integrity...
- The prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in the USA, the UK and Sweden: results from the Epidemiology of LUTS (EpiLUTS) study
Karin S Coyne
United BioSource Corporation, Center for Health Outcomes Research, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
BJU Int 104:352-60. 2009
..and associated bother of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in the general populations of the USA, UK and Sweden using current International Continence Society (ICS) definitions, as no previous population-based studies ..
- Risk indicators for the tick Ixodes ricinus and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in Sweden
T G T Jaenson
Department of Systematic Biology, Medical Entomology Unit, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Med Vet Entomol 23:226-37. 2009
..spirochaetes (Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato) and tick-borne encephalitis virus, appears to be increasing in Sweden. It is therefore important to determine which environmental factors are most useful to assess risk of human ..
- Second primary neoplasms in 633,964 cancer patients in Sweden, 1958-1996
Department of Biosciences at Novum, CNT Novum, Karolinska Institute, 141 57 Huddinge, Sweden
Int J Cancer 93:155-61. 2001
..Compared with the general population, cancer patients were at a modestly increased risk for new primary cancer after cancers at many sites, calling for attention in treatment, management and prevention...
- Obesity, survival, and hospital costs-findings from a screening project in Sweden
IHE, The Swedish Institute for Health Economics, Lund, Sweden
Value Health 8:562-71. 2005
..Our aims were to estimate 1) the costs of hospital treatment and 2) the value of lost production due to early death associated with overweight and obese patients, and then to extrapolate the findings to national costs...
- Co-evolution of genomes and plasmids within Chlamydia trachomatis and the emergence in Sweden of a new variant strain
Helena M B Seth-Smith
Molecular Microbiology Group, University Medical School, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK
BMC Genomics 10:239. 2009
..Recently, a new variant of the genital tract C. trachomatis emerged in Sweden. This variant escaped routine diagnostic tests because it carries a plasmid with a deletion...
- Tick-borne encephalitis in Sweden and climate change
Department of Systems Ecology, Natural Resources Management, Stockholm University, SE 10691, Stockholm, Sweden
Lancet 358:16-8. 2001
The incidence of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in Sweden has substantially increased since the mid-1980s. During the same period the climate has become milder and ticks have become more abundant...
- Increased rates of psychosis among immigrants to Sweden: is migration a risk factor for psychosis?
Department of Psychiatry, Lund University, Malmo, Sweden
Psychol Med 31:669-78. 2001
..Rates of schizophrenia-like psychoses (SLP), i.e. schizophrenia or other non-affective psychosis, among the native-born and immigrant populations were assessed in Malmö, the city in Sweden with the highest proportion of immigrants.
- Effects of gestational weight gain and body mass index on obstetric outcome in Sweden
Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
Int J Gynaecol Obstet 93:269-74. 2006
..The objective of this study was to estimate the effects of low and high gestational weight gain, in different maternal Body Mass Index (BMI) classes, on obstetric and neonatal outcomes...
- Attitudes toward parenthood and awareness of fertility among postgraduate students in Sweden
Agneta Skoog Svanberg
Department of Women s and Children s Health, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Gend Med 3:187-95. 2006
..Postponing childbirth is becoming increasingly common in Western countries, especially among women with higher education...
- The risk and burden of vertebral fractures in Sweden
J A Kanis
Centre for Metabolic Bone Diseases, WHO Collaborating Centre, University of Sheffield Medical School, Beech Hill Road, Sheffield, S10 2RX, UK
Osteoporos Int 15:20-6. 2004
..Incidence and utility loss were computed from data from Malmo, Sweden. Clinical fractures accounted for 23% of all vertebral deformities in women and for 42% in men...
- Religious and cultural distance in beliefs about health and illness in women with diabetes mellitus of different origin living in Sweden
Department of Community Medicine, University of Lund, Sweden
Int J Nurs Stud 40:627-43. 2003
..about health and illness in females with diabetes mellitus (DM) from different religious backgrounds living in Sweden. Swedes showed an active self-care behaviour and a healthy and controlled life-style...
- Cancer incidence in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a population-based cohort study in Sweden
Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
J Natl Cancer Inst 95:1797-800. 2003
..We conducted a cohort study to examine cancer incidence among 29 187 patients in Sweden who were hospitalized for type 1 diabetes from 1965 through 1999...
- Decreasing one-year mortality and hospitalization rates for heart failure in Sweden; Data from the Swedish Hospital Discharge Registry 1988 to 2000
Department of Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Ostra, Goteborg, Sweden
Eur Heart J 25:300-7. 2004
..To investigate if improved treatment of coronary heart disease and hypertension, the major causes of chronic heart failure (CHF), in the last 20 years has had an impact on the incidence of CHF and survival...
- Incidence trends and risk factors of carcinoid tumors: a nationwide epidemiologic study from Sweden
Department of Biosciences at Novum, Karolinska Institute, Huddinge, Sweden
Cancer 92:2204-10. 2001
..Carcinoids are rare indolent neuroendocrine tumors, mainly located in bowel, stomach, and lung. Their etiology is virtually unknown although a family history is a minor cause...
- The Swedish Twin Registry: a unique resource for clinical, epidemiological and genetic studies
Department of Medical Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
J Intern Med 252:184-205. 2002
..In the following, we will summarize the content of the database, describe for the first time recent data collection efforts and review some of the principal findings that have come from the Registry...
- Invitation to a population-based cohort study: differences between subjects recruited using various strategies
Department of Community Medicine, Lund University, Malmo University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden
Scand J Public Health 30:103-12. 2002
..Subjects were compared with respect to sociodemographic characteristics, selected lifestyle factors, cancer incidence and mortality...
- Genetic diversity among food-borne and waterborne norovirus strains causing outbreaks in Sweden
Department of Virology, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Solna, Sweden
J Clin Microbiol 47:2411-8. 2009
..The high degree of genetic diversity found among norovirus strains causing food-borne and waterborne infections stresses the importance of the use of broad reaction detection methods when such outbreaks are investigated...
- Cancer risk following organ transplantation: a nationwide cohort study in Sweden
Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, SE 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
Br J Cancer 89:1221-7. 2003
..study comprising 5931 patients who underwent transplantation of kidney, liver or other organs during 1970-1997 in Sweden was conducted. Complete follow-up was accomplished through linkage to nationwide databases...
- Risk factors for disability pension in a population-based cohort of men and women on long-term sick leave in Sweden
Nadine E Karlsson
Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
Eur J Public Health 18:224-31. 2008
..The aim was to assess the importance of sick-leave diagnosis and socio-demographic variables as risk factors for disability pension among individuals on long-term sickness absence and to compare these factors by gender and over time...
- 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...
- Patterns of survival in multiple myeloma: a population-based study of patients diagnosed in Sweden from 1973 to 2003
Sigurdur Yngvi Kristinsson
Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Karolinska University Hospital and Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
J Clin Oncol 25:1993-9. 2007
To define patterns of survival among all multiple myeloma (MM) patients diagnosed in Sweden during a 30-year period.
- Sickness certificates as a basis for decisions regarding entitlement to sickness insurance benefits
Division of Social Medicine and Public Health Science, Department of Health and Society, Linkoping University, S 581 85 Linkoping, Sweden
Scand J Public Health 33:314-20. 2005
- Rickettsia helvetica in patient with meningitis, Sweden, 2006
Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
Emerg Infect Dis 16:490-2. 2010
..Nucleotide sequences of the 16S rRNA, ompB, and 17kDa genes identified the isolate as R. helvetica. This organism may be associated with serious infections such as central nervous system disorders...
- West Sweden Asthma Study: prevalence trends over the last 18 years argues no recent increase in asthma
Department of Internal Medicine, Krefting Research Centre, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Respir Res 10:94. 2009
..evaluation of the prevalence of asthma and respiratory symptoms in adults between the ages of 16-75 in West Sweden. Thirty thousand randomly chosen individuals were sent a detailed questionnaire focusing on asthma and respiratory ..
- Spatial and temporal investigations of reported movements, births and deaths of cattle and pigs in Sweden
SVA, National Veterinary Institute, Department of Disease Control and Epidemiology, 75189 Uppsala, Sweden
Acta Vet Scand 51:37. 2009
..The results can be used for contingency planning, modelling of disease spread and design of disease control programs...
- Linking social capital and self-rated health: a multilevel analysis of 11,175 men and women in Sweden
Karolinska Institute, Center for Family and Community Medicine, Alfred Nobels alle 12, SE 141 83 Huddinge, Sweden
Health Place 13:324-34. 2007
This multilevel study included 11,175 participants interviewed 2000-2002 in Sweden. The association between neighbourhood linking social capital (voting in national elections) and self-rated health was analysed...
- Does stage at diagnosis explain the difference in survival after breast cancer in Denmark and Sweden?
Anni Ravnsbaek Jensen
Centre for Cancer Documentation, Department of Experimental Clinical Oncology, Danish Cancer Society, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
Acta Oncol 43:719-26. 2004
Breast cancer survival differs 9 percentage points between the neighbouring countries of Denmark and Sweden. The authors' aim was to analyse whether this was caused by early detection in Sweden...
- Occurrence and prognostic significance of ventricular arrhythmia is related to pulmonary function: a study from "men born in 1914," Malmö, Sweden
Departments of Community Medicine, Clinical Physiology, Malmo University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden
Circulation 103:3086-91. 2001
..Reduced lung function has been associated with increased rates of myocardial infarction. Whether the occurrence and prognostic significance of ventricular arrhythmia is related to lung function is largely unknown...
- Increased incidence of Lyme borreliosis in southern Sweden following mild winters and during warm, humid summers
Department of Clinical Sciences, General Practice Family Medicine, University Hospital of Malmo, Lund University, 205 02, Malmo, Sweden
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 25:426-32. 2006
..In this study, conducted in primary healthcare clinics in southeastern Sweden, electronic patient records from 1997-2003 were searched for those that fulfilled the criteria for erythema ..
- Time trends in population cholesterol levels 1986-2004: influence of lipid-lowering drugs, obesity, smoking and educational level. The northern Sweden MONICA study
Department of Medicine, Sunderby Hospital, Lulea, Sweden
J Intern Med 260:551-9. 2006
..To explore time trends in population total cholesterol...
- A simplified oral glucose tolerance test in pregnancy: compliance and results
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 86:1432-6. 2007
- Self-rated health as a predictor of mortality among persons with cardiovascular disease in Sweden
Department of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Services Research, Uppsala University, Sweden
Scand J Public Health 29:13-22. 2001
..This study analyses the association between cardiovascular diseases with and without drug treatment, self-rated health, and all-cause mortality during a 12-year period...
- Incidence of lung cancer in a large cohort of non-smoking men from Sweden
Unit of Environmental Cancer Epidemiology, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
Int J Cancer 94:591-3. 2001
..The increasing rate during the study period might be due to non-smokers who took up the habit, but it might also reflect temporal changes in the effect of other risk factors of lung cancer in non-smokers...
- Psychosomatic health problems among adolescents in Sweden--are the time trends gender related?
Centre for Research on Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Karlstad University, SE 651 88 Karlstad, Sweden
Eur J Public Health 19:331-6. 2009
Since the economic recession in Sweden in the 1990s alarming reports about deteriorating mental and psychosomatic health among young people have repeatedly been published but reliable survey data are rare...
- The association of immigrant- and non-immigrant-specific factors with mental ill health among immigrants in Sweden
Department of Health and Society, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
Int J Soc Psychiatry 56:74-93. 2010
..The aim of the study was to investigate the association of immigrant- and non-immigrant-specific factors with mental ill health within a diverse immigrant population...
- Unexplained differences between hospital and mortality data indicated mistakes in death certification: an investigation of 1,094 deaths in Sweden during 1995
Lars Age Johansson
Centre for Epidemiology, Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, Sweden
J Clin Epidemiol 62:1202-9. 2009
..Mortality statistics are important for epidemiological research. We examine if discrepancies between death certificate (DC) and hospital discharge condition (HDC) indicate certification errors...
- Children's exposure to nitrogen dioxide in Sweden: investigating environmental injustice in an egalitarian country
Community Medicine and Public Health, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmo University Hospital, S 205 02 Malmo, Sweden
J Epidemiol Community Health 60:234-41. 2006
- Cancer risks in Nordic immigrants and their offspring in Sweden
Department of Biosciences at Novum, Karolinska Institute, 141 57 Huddinge, Sweden
Eur J Cancer 38:2428-34. 2002
..nationwide Swedish Family-Cancer Database to analyse cancer risk among Nordic immigrants and their offspring in Sweden. The parental population had entered Sweden in their 20s and they had become parents in Sweden...
- Excess mortality in incident cases of diabetes mellitus aged 15 to 34 years at diagnosis: a population-based study (DISS) in Sweden
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
Diabetologia 49:653-9. 2006
..of the study was to analyse the mortality, survival and cause of death patterns in incident cases of diabetes in the 15-34-year age group that were reported to the nationwide prospective Diabetes Incidence Study in Sweden (DISS).
- Cost of stroke in Sweden: an incidence estimate
The Swedish Institute for Health Economics, Lund
Int J Technol Assess Health Care 20:375-80. 2004
To estimate the excess cost of stroke in Sweden and the potential costs that could be avoided by preventing first-ever strokes.
- Organochlorines in Swedish women: determinants of serum concentrations
Anders Wicklund Glynn
Swedish National Food Administration, Uppsala, Sweden
Environ Health Perspect 111:349-55. 2003
..This shows that the studied organochlorines should not be treated as a homogeneous group of compounds in epidemiologic studies...
- Sickness absence and disability pension in a cohort of employees initially on long-term sick leave due to psychiatric disorders in Sweden
Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Section of Personal Injury Prevention, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:381-8. 2007
- Identification of adverse events at an orthopedics department in Sweden
Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital, Division of Orthopedics, Stockholm, Sweden
Acta Orthop 79:396-403. 2008
..We tested and evaluated a patient safety model (the Wimmera clinical risk management model) and performed a three-stage retrospective review of records to determine the occurrence of AEs in adult orthopedic inpatients...
- The socioeconomic gradient in the incidence of stroke: a prospective study in middle-aged women in Sweden
Clinical Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, U K
Stroke 38:27-33. 2007
..Our purpose was to establish whether a socioeconomic gradient in stroke existed in a group of Swedish women and whether this gradient could be explained by established stroke risk factors or psychosocial factors...
- The influence of household work and of having children on sickness absence among publicly employed women in Sweden
Section of Personal Injury Prevention, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Scand J Public Health 36:564-72. 2008
To investigate whether family obligations influence the risk of sickness absence among female municipal employees in Sweden.
- Mortality, severe morbidity, and injury in children living with single parents in Sweden: a population-based study
Gunilla Ringbäck Weitoft
Centre for Epidemiology, National Board of Health and Welfare, Stockholm, Sweden
Lancet 361:289-95. 2003
..We aimed to investigate differences in mortality, severe morbidity, and injury between children living in households with one adult and those living in households with two adults...
- A 20-year follow-up of a population study-based COPD cohort-report from the obstructive lung disease in Northern Sweden studies
Herman Krefting Laboratory, Department of Internal Medicine Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg
COPD 6:263-71. 2009
..The Obstructive Lung Disease in Northern Sweden (OLIN) Study's first postal survey was performed in 1985, and 5698 subjects (86%) responded...
- Incidence of retinopathy of prematurity in infants born before 27 weeks' gestation in Sweden
Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
Arch Ophthalmol 127:1315-9. 2009
To determine the incidence of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in extremely preterm infants born before 27 weeks' gestation in Sweden during a 3-year period.
- The association of early IQ and education with mortality: 65 year longitudinal study in Malmö, Sweden
Centre for Health Equity Studies CHESS, Stockholm University Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
BMJ 339:b5282. 2009
..To establish whether differences in early IQ explain why people with longer education live longer, or whether differences in father's or own educational attainment explain why people with higher early IQ live longer...