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Relatives of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) have an increased risk of this type of stroke. In a population-based study, we analysed individualized risks of SAH according to the number of affected first-degree relatives. We retrieved all patients diagnosed with SAH in 2001-05 from the Swedish Inpatient Register. For each of the 5,282(More)
We studied associations between lifestyle/medical factors and lipid-adjusted serum concentrations of seven polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners and five chlorinated pesticides/metabolites among 205 Swedish women (54-75 years old). Serum concentrations were significantly associated with age, body mass index, body weight change, diabetes mellitus,(More)
BACKGROUND Endometriosis, a common gynaecological disease, is characterized by local and systemic inflammation, which may cause infertility and consequently, increased utilization of assisted reproduction technology (ART). We aimed to estimate the risk for preterm birth, small-for-gestational-age (SGA) birth, stillbirth, Caesarean section, pre-eclampsia and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Population data on mortality and life expectancy are generally available for most countries. However, no longitudinal data based on the health-related quality of life outcome from the EQ-5D instrument have been reported for orthopedic patients. We assessed the effect of orthopedic surgery as measured by EQ-5D. METHODS We analyzed(More)
A substantial excess risk of lymphomas and nonmelanoma skin cancer has been demonstrated following organ transplantation. Large sample size and long follow-up time may, however, allow more accurate risk estimates and detailed understanding of long-term cancer risk. The objective of the study was to assess the risk of cancer following organ transplantation.(More)
CONTEXT Studies of mortality in celiac disease have not taken small-intestinal pathology into account. OBJECTIVE To examine mortality in celiac disease according to small-intestinal histopathology. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Retrospective cohort study. We collected data from duodenal/jejunal biopsies taken between July 1969 and February 2008 on(More)
BACKGROUND Small intestinal biopsy with villous atrophy (VA) is the gold standard for the diagnosis of celiac disease (CD). We validated VA (Marsh 3) and small intestinal inflammation without VA (Marsh 1+2) in Swedish regional biopsy registers. METHODS All pathology departments in Sweden (n = 28) were searched to identify individuals with VA or(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this research is to study drug use during pregnancy in Sweden and agreement between use according to antenatal medical records and dispensed drugs from a pharmacy database. PATIENTS AND METHODS From the Swedish Medical Birth Register (MBR), we established a population-based cohort of 102,995 women who gave birth in 2007. Using the(More)
OBJECTIVE Low birth weight is consistently associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood, but the individual contributions from poor fetal growth and preterm birth are not known. We therefore investigated the significance of these two factors separately. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We identified a cohort of subjects born preterm or(More)
BACKGROUND We wished to determine the optimal duration of follow-up for patients with acute renal failure (ARF) treated with continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and tested the hypothesis that a 6 month follow-up would be the minimum to catch most of the mortalities. In addition, we evaluated the association between mortality and the RIFLE(More)