Eva M. Andersson

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OBJECTIVE To validate in a prospective study the surveillance algorithm WINROP for detecting infants at risk for proliferative retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). METHODS Fifty preterm infants with a mean gestational age of 26 weeks were included. In the first step of WINROP, weekly measures of body weight and serum insulinlike growth factor I (IGF-I) level(More)
BACKGROUND The risk for sight-threatening retinopathy of prematurity is predicted by using gestational age and/or weight at birth. All infants below a threshold undergo serial ophthalmologic examinations for identification of those who would benefit from treatment (approximately 10%). We hypothesized that factoring in postnatal weight gain could identify(More)
Residential exposure to radon is considered to be the second cause of lung cancer after smoking. The purpose of this study was to estimate the number of lung cancer cases prevented from reducing radon exposure in Swedish dwellings. Measurements of indoor radon are available from national studies in 1990 and 2008 with 8992 and 1819 dwellings, considered(More)
We have constructed a reference model to facilitate comparison of serum IGF-I values among children, and thereby to improve the value of IGF-I measurements for diagnosis. The data set consists of serum values measured in 969 samples from 468 healthy children and adolescents (232 males, 236 females; ages, 1.1-18.3 yr). One sample per child was used for the(More)
To facilitate the diagnosis of GH deficiency and monitor GH therapy, we constructed two reference models to allow comparison of serum IGF binding protein (IGFBP)-3 concentrations and IGF-I to IGFBP-3 ratios among children throughout childhood and adolescence. This report presents equations for determining the sd score of IGFBP-3 and IGF-I to IGFBP-3(More)
BACKGROUND In the literature there are discussions on the choice of outcome and the need for more longitudinal studies of musculoskeletal disorders. The general aim of this longitudinal study was to analyze musculoskeletal neck pain, in a group of young adults. Specific aims were to determine whether psychosocial factors, computer use, high work/study(More)
PURPOSE Petroleum refinery workers' exposure to the carcinogens benzene and 1,3-butadiene has decreased during normal operations. However, certain occupational groups or events at the refineries still involve a risk of higher exposures. The aim of this study was to examine the personal exposure to benzene and 1,3-butadiene at refinery turnarounds and during(More)
In 1992, 1998, and 2006, questionnaires were sent to stratified samples of residents aged 18-75 years living near petrochemical industries (n = 600-800 people on each occasion) and in a control area (n = 200-1,000). The aims were to estimate the long-term prevalence and change over time of annoyance caused by industrial odour, industrial noise, and worries(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Exposure to air pollution has been linked to total and cardiopulmonary mortality. However, few studies have examined the effects of exposure over decades, or which time windows of long term exposure are most relevant. We investigated the long term effects of residential air pollution on total and cause-specific mortality and incidence of(More)
Teacher students seem to have low awareness of the vocal demands in their future professions, and students with vocal symptoms are at risk for developing voice disorders during their professional careers. The purpose of the present study was to determine the prevalence of voice problems in teacher students at the very beginning of their education at the(More)