Elisabeth Swensen

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BACKGROUND The evidence base for hormone replacement therapy of women during and after menopause has been strengthened in recent years. The aim of the study was to investigate Norwegian GPs' attitude to hormone replacement treatment in menopause, their knowledge of effects and indications, the risk of side effects, and the personal use of hormone treatment(More)
Because of a mixing error at a local feed mill, a diet marginally deficient in phosphorus, compared with recommendation from the National Research Council, was fed to a high-producing dairy herd for 5 months. Two mature cows in early lactation became recumbent. Serum phosphorus concentration in 1 cow was low (1.8 mg/dl), but was not measured in the other(More)
In 1976 the Norwegian Medical Association instituted the General Practitioner Scholarship. A total of 36 scholarship months is granted each year, available for small scientific projects lasting a maximum of six months. This article presents the results of an evaluation based on data from the recipients of the scholarships (n = 107) and from rejected(More)
During the second half of 2009 the Norwegian people experienced the first pandemic influenza since the Hong-Kong disease in 1968. The pandemic was initially believed to be severe, but it soon became evident that the disease was milder than anticipated. In spite of this the health authorities increased the level of threat and recommended general vaccination(More)
In 1989 the National Health Screening Service conducted cardiovascular risk factor screening of all men and women aged 40-42 in two small rural municipalities, Seljord and Kviteseid. The local health authorities launched a 3-year follow up programme directed at a group of 38 otherwise healthy persons with elevated risk scores. The programme included(More)
CONTEXT Rural medical practice in Norway has an honourable 400 year history, but this has diminished since the end of World War II. Despite official intention to support a decentralised population, rural and remote populations have continuously reduced in Norway over the last 10 years. A consequence of the accompanying reduction in rural and remote GP(More)