Elisabeth Svensson

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BACKGROUND The optimal duration of oral anticoagulant therapy after a first episode of venous thromboembolism is still a matter of debate. METHODS We performed a multicenter trial comparing six weeks of oral anticoagulant treatment with six months of such therapy in patients who had a first episode of venous thromboembolism. Anticoagulant therapy(More)
Parkinson's disease is a chronic, progressive, incurable neurodegenerative disease. As the disease progresses, motor disturbances and non-motor symptoms represent considerable illness burdens. Symptom relief is the goal for the treatment. Pain is frequently observed in patients with Parkinson's disease, but its prevalence, characteristics and associations(More)
BACKGROUND The influence of the duration of anticoagulant therapy after venous thromboembolism (VTE) on the long-term morbidity and mortality is unclear. AIM To investigate the long-term sequelae of VTE in patients randomized to different duration of secondary prophylaxis. METHODS In a multicenter trial comparing secondary prophylaxis with vitamin K(More)
The size of body fat stores is known to influence fertility, indicating a link between adipose tissue and the reproductive system. Studies in mice have identified the adipocyte-derived hormone, leptin (Ob protein), as a possible mediator of this effect. The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility that leptin may have direct effects on the human(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of symptoms of depression and anxiety amongst multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, and the associations with demographic and clinical characteristics. The current treatment for depression and anxiety was also evaluated amongst the MS patients. A total of 140 MS patients from Eastern Norway underwent(More)
The purpose of this preliminary study was to evaluate the relationship between a possible biochemical marker of stress, 24-h urinary concentrations of Corticotropin Releasing Factor-Like Immunoreactivity (CRF-LI), and ratings of stress-related symptoms like depression and anxiety, as well as to evaluate pain and emotional reactions in patients with(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate, by means of self-assessed questionnaires, patient acceptance of computed tomographic (CT) colonography compared with that of conventional colonoscopy, when performed in patients with or suspected of having colorectal disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred eleven patients underwent CT colonography followed immediately(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The previously developed Postoperative Recovery Profile (PRP) questionnaire is intended for self-assessment of general recovery after surgery. The aim of this study was to further evaluate the questionnaire regarding the construct validity and ability to discriminate recovery profiles between groups. Furthermore, the item variables of(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the secular trend of colorectal cancer in Norway by gender and subsite. All new cases of cancer in proximal colon, distal colon and rectum diagnosed between 1958 and 1997 in Norway were included in the study, altogether 34 202 and 34 097 cases for men and women, respectively. The incidence data were fitted separately(More)
BACKGROUND Rating scales like the visual analogue scale, VAS, and the verbal rating scale, VRS, are often used for pain assessments both in clinical work and in research, despite the lack of a gold standard. Interchangeability of recorded pain intensity captured in the two scales has been discussed earlier, but not in conjunction with taking the influence(More)