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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)
UNLABELLED 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. INTRODUCTION The population of Oslo has the highest incidence of(More)
INTRODUCTION 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. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using electronic diagnosis registers and lists of the operating theatres for the Oslo hospitals, patients with new hip fracture(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)
The current study aimed to assess a possible association between the bone turnover marker procollagen type 1 amino-terminal propeptide (P1NP) and future hip fractures in elderly Norwegian men and women and to elucidate the relation between P1NP, bone mineral density and 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D). Men and women aged 71 to 77 from two population based(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)
UNLABELLED 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. INTRODUCTION The aims of the present study were to report the current incidence of hip fractures in Oslo(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)
An algorithm for the paracetamol absorption test for gastric emptying, adjusting for individual pharmacokinetics, was recently developed. The aim of the present study was to validate the use of this algorithm. Furthermore, the algorithm was applied to elucidate whether a gastric tube interferes with the rate of gastric emptying. A caloric liquid meal with(More)
BACKGROUND More than 20% of the hip fracture patients die within the first year after the incident. Few data are available on the trends in mortality following a hip fracture. The present aim was to study changes in excess mortality after hip fracture from 1978/79 up to 1996/97. METHODS Data on 5180 hip fracture patients aged ≥ 50 years, identified in(More)