Anne-Kirstine Dyrvig

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UNLABELLED 18F-fluoro-deoxy-glucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography-scan (PET/CT) is used increasingly for detection of cancer. Precise diagnostic assessment of tumour extension in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is of critical importance for ensuring that patients receive proper treatment. Preliminary studies have shown(More)
INTRODUCTION The studies that constitute the knowledge base of evidence based medicine represent only 5%-50% of patients seen in routine clinical practice. Therefore, whether the available evidence applies to the implementation of a particular service often remains unclear. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is no exception. METHODS In this(More)
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The quality of the current literature on external validity varies considerably. An improved checklist with validated items on external validity would aid decision-makers in judging similarities among circumstances when transferring evidence from a study setting to an implementation setting. In this paper, currently available(More)
Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) ranges within top 10 cancers in both incidence and mortality. As primary identification is crucial to choosing treatment, guidelines on CUP emphasize the diagnostic strategy. Whether guidelines are complied with, or if they are indeed helpful, is however unclear. We compared procedures performed in suspected CUP patients with(More)
The Whole Systems Demonstrator (WSD), a cluster randomized trial of effects of telehealth, was initiated in 2008 including 3.230 patients from 179 general practices. The objective of this review is to summarize the results from WSD based on publications made so far. Results from five publications show that telehealth reduces mortality (odds ratio 0.54)(More)
Introduction: Emerging opportunities for the use of new technologies leads to an increasing need for timely and qualified input for decision-making in hospitals and the health care sector. Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is a useful tool for decision-makers to assess the effects of introducing a new technology. Full HTA evaluations are, however, resource(More)
OBJECTIVES The Ni classification of vascular change from 2011 is well documented for evaluating pharyngeal and laryngeal lesions, primarily focusing on cancer. In the planning of surgery it may be more relevant to differentiate neoplasia from non-neoplasia. We aimed to evaluate the ability of the Ni classification to predict laryngeal or hypopharyngeal(More)
Validity and reproducibility are key concepts in the execution and reporting of the literature searches underlying a systematic review as it enables the reader to assess the quality of the performed searches. However, often the reporting of searches is lacking crucial information. This article provides guidelines for the process from development of a search(More)
OBJECTIVE Reliable voice range profiles are of great importance when measuring effects and side effects from surgery affecting voice capacity. Automated recording systems are increasingly used, but the reproducibility of results is uncertain. Our objective was to identify and review the existing literature on test-retest accuracy of the automated voice(More)