Dan Hellberg

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To assess if the waist:hip ratio (WHR) is associated with the pregnancy rate (PR) in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer, waist and hip girths, in addition to height, weight, body mass index (BMI), indications for IVF, PR and other related variables, were measured in 220 women undergoing IVF-embryo transfer. Three variables were significantly(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare outcome of the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure in women with urinary mixed and stress incontinence. METHODS A mailed questionnaire was answered by 760 of 970 women who had undergone TVT surgery 2-8 years ago (78% response rate). Seventeen women had unclassified incontinence, and 51 women who developed de novo urgency were(More)
A blood sample before treatment was taken from 35 women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. Levels of nicotine and cotinine were analyzed by radioimmunoassay. Both cotinine and, especially, nicotine were shown to be strongly concentrated in cervical mucus compared with serum levels. These findings confirm the association shown in epidemiologic studies(More)
BACKGROUND To determine risk factors for the appearance of de novo urgency symptoms, and subsequent accompanying problems, after the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure in women with stress urinary incontinence. METHOD A structured preoperative analysis of the incontinence symptoms was made. A mailed questionnaire was distributed to 970 women that(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate birth rates with two oxygen (O(2)) concentrations in blastocyst culture. DESIGN Randomized trial. SETTING Private in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinic. PATIENT(S) Six hundred women undergoing IVF. INTERVENTION(S) Blastocyst culture in atmospheres with either 6% carbon dioxide (CO(2)) in air, the equivalent to 19% O(2), a(More)
A mailed questionnaire was sent to 970 consecutive women who underwent a tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure between 1995 and 2001 at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Falun Hospital. Seven hundred and sixty (78.4%) women responded. The outcome was compared between women older than 75 years (n=113) and younger women, and between women(More)
A retrospective study was carried out to determine whether penile cancer, like cervical cancer, was associated with smoking and sexual behaviour. Altogether 244 men with penile cancer and 232 matched controls completed a questionnaire by post or telephone. Data on marital state, socioeconomic group, occupation, history of phimosis and balanitis, sexual(More)
The expression of 11 tumor markers in 129 women with squamous cell compared to 31 women with adenomatous cervical cancer was investigated to detect differences in expression. There was a significantly higher expression of p53, CD4, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), CD44 and stratifin in squamous cell, compared to adenocarcinoma, while there was a(More)
Reference intervals are crucial decision-making tools aiding clinicians in differentiating between healthy and diseased populations. However, for children such values often are lacking or incomplete. Blood samples were obtained from 689 healthy children, aged 6 months to 18 years, recruited in day care centers and schools. Hematology and anemia analytes(More)
OBJECTIVE To undertake a long-term follow-up evaluation of the quality of life (QOL) of women who had undergone a tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure. MATERIAL AND METHODS During the period 1995-2001, 970 women with urinary stress incontinence underwent TVT surgery at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Falun Hospital. A questionnaire was(More)