Cathrine M Lofthus

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The incidence of hip fractures in Oslo has shown a secular increase during the past decades. The main aims of the present study were to report the current incidence of hip fractures in Oslo and to determine whether there is a seasonal variation in the occurrence of fractures. Using the electronic diagnosis registers and the lists of the operating theater(More)
The population of Oslo has the highest incidence of hip fracture reported. The present study shows that the overall incidence of distal forearm fractures in Oslo is higher than in other countries and has not changed significantly when comparing the incidence of 1998/99 with 1979. The population of Oslo has the highest incidence of hip fracture reported. The(More)
Despite several studies showing a higher incidence of peri-implant femoral fractures with the Gamma nail than with a sliding screw plate (SSP), the Gamma nail has remained the standard implant for trochanteric fractures in many hospitals. We recorded 921 trochanteric fractures in the city of Oslo during 2 years and compared the reoperation frequency in(More)
This study reports a significant decrease in age-adjusted incidence rates of hip fracture for women in Oslo, Norway, even compared with data from 1978/1979. Use of bisphosphonate may explain up to one third of the decline in the incidence. The aims of the present study were to report the current incidence of hip fractures in Oslo and to estimate the(More)
The aim of this study was to describe the consequences of hip fracture with respect to changes in residential needs and the ability to perform activities of daily life. Patients 50 years and older admitted to the two largest hospitals of Oslo with a hip fracture during the period May 1996 through April 1997 were identified. In November 1997 a questionnaire(More)
Vitamin D deficiency is common in non-Western immigrant groups living in Western countries. A comparison of vitamin D status in individuals who have emigrated and individuals who remain in their country of origin is needed in order to provide information about the effect of moving to northern latitudes. A total of 196 participants aged 30-60 years in a(More)
Hip fracture in young patients is rare. The present study was aimed to clarify the comorbidity pattern and reveal relevant risk factors for osteoporosis and fracture in this patient group. Using electronic diagnosis registers and lists of the operating theatres for the Oslo hospitals, patients with new hip fracture during two 1-year periods from May 1994(More)
BACKGROUND Hemiarthroplasty has been shown superior to internal fixation for displaced femoral neck fractures (FNF) in the first 2 years. However, there are unanswered questions about the performance of hemiarthroplasty over the longer term compared with internal fixation. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We sought to compare hemiarthroplasty with internal fixation in(More)
Many types of vitamin supplements are available on the market, but little is known about whether cholecalciferol obtained from fat-containing capsules differs in bioavailability from that of solid tablets. Our objective was to test whether 4 weeks of daily supplementation with 10 mug cholecalciferol given as a fish oil capsule produces a larger increase in(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to examine the validity of local and national electronic databases using medical records as gold Standard. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING All hospital admissions with ICD 9-code 820.X (hip fracture) in a 1-year period were identified in the electronic discharge registers of the hospitals in Oslo and in the national(More)