Anders Ekedahl

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BACKGROUND Despite a decreasing incidence of peptic ulcer disease, most previous studies report a stabile incidence of ulcer complications. We wanted to investigate the incidence of peptic ulcer complications in Sweden before and after the introduction of the proton pump inhibitors (PPI) in 1988 and compare these data to the sales of non-steroid(More)
BACKGROUND The introduction of electronic transfer of prescriptions (ETP) or ePrescriptions in ambulatory health care has been suggested to have a positive impact on the prescribing and dispensing processes. Thereby, implying that ePrescribing can improve safety, quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. In December 2007, 68% of all new prescriptions(More)
Background: Misuse and medication errors are common causes of patient morbidity. Patient adherence to prescribed treatment for chronic conditions has been estimated to be on average about 50% (1), drug related problems may cause as much as 30% of acute admittances to hospital care (2) and the costs have been estimated to be of the same magnitude as the(More)
BACKGROUND During the 1980s, manual repackaging of multi-dose medications from pharmacies in Sweden was successively substituted with automated multi-dose drug dispensing (MDD). There are few studies evaluating the consequences of automated MDD with regard to patient safety, and those that investigate this issue are not very extensive. OBJECTIVES To(More)
UNLABELLED Pharmacists have an important role in detecting, preventing, and solving prescription problems, which if left unresolved, may pose a risk of harming the patient. OBJECTIVE The objectives of this study were to evaluate the feasibility of a generic study instrument for documentation of prescription problems requiring contact with prescriber(More)
  • Diana Mohamed, Anders Ekedahl, Docent Apotekare, Institutionen, Naturvetenskap Linnéuniversitetet, I Kalmar +1 other
  • 2010
SUMMARY Epilepsy is not a specific disease but a symptom of brain injury or impaired nerve cell function in the brain. Epileptic seizures are symptoms of abnormal activity in the brain neurons. Today, about 60 000 i.e. 0.5-1% of the Swedish population live with epilepsy. The risk of being affected is greatest during the first year of life and after the age(More)
SUMMARY Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that affects three percent of Sweden's population. The disease is a combination of abnormal and fast cell division and over-reaction of the immune system. Psoriasis varies from moderate to severe and it is not a critical disease, but it can affect the quality of life considerably. If you have(More)