Gabriel Sandblom

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BACKGROUND Long-term pain is an important outcome after inguinal hernia repair. The aim of this study was to test the validity and reliability of a specific Inguinal Pain Questionnaire (IPQ). METHODS The study recruited patients aged between 15 and 85 years who had undergone primary inguinal or femoral hernia repair. To test the validity of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of residual pain 2 to 3 years after hernia surgery, to identify factors associated with its occurrence, and to assess the consequences for the patient. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Iatrogenic chronic pain is a neglected problem that may totally annul the benefits from hernia repair. METHODS From the population-based(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether screening for prostate cancer reduces prostate cancer specific mortality. DESIGN Population based randomised controlled trial. SETTING Department of Urology, Norrköping, and the South-East Region Prostate Cancer Register. PARTICIPANTS All men aged 50-69 in the city of Norrköping, Sweden, identified in 1987 in the National(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the characteristics of femoral hernias and outcome of femoral repairs, with special emphasis on emergency operations. BACKGROUND Femoral hernias account for 2% to 4% of all groin hernias. However, the lack of large-scale studies has made it impossible to draw conclusions regarding the best management of these hernias. METHODS The(More)
  • D Sevonius, U Gunnarsson, P Nordin, E Nilsson, Gabriel Sandblom
  • The British journal of surgery
  • 2011
BACKGROUND The reoperation rate after recurrent groin hernia surgery is more than twice that recorded for primary groin hernia procedures. The aim was to define the outcome from routine redo hernia surgery by analysing a large population-based cohort from a national hernia register. METHODS All recurrent groin hernia operations registered in the Swedish(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the feasibility of a population-based prostate cancer screening programme in general practice and explore the outcome after a 15-year follow-up period. METHODS From the total population of men aged 50-69 years in Norrköping (n = 9026) every sixth man (n = 1494) was randomly selected to be screened for prostate cancer every third year(More)
BACKGROUND There is insufficient information regarding the benefit of treatment with curative intent for men with localised poorly differentiated prostate cancer (PCa). OBJECTIVE To evaluate relative survival in men with potentially curable PCa in relation to Gleason score (GS) and treatment as practiced in the community at large. DESIGN, SETTING, AND(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate positron emission tomography with C11-acetate as a method for detecting and localizing prostate cancer recurrence. No technique for localizing and detecting prostate cancer recurrence after biochemical relapse available today is sensitive enough to localize recurrence at a stage at which salvage radiotherapy is still curative. (More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to analyze and identify risk factors for postoperative complications and analyze the relative risk of reoperation for recurrence for respective complication. BACKGROUND The outcome of groin hernia surgery is evaluated mostly by comparing recurrence rates and long-term pain. The aim of this observational population-based registry(More)
In the Swedish Hernia Register 2834 inguinal hernia repairs in 2583 patients were registered in the county of Uppsala 1998-2004. In May 2005 the 2421 patients still alive were requested by mail to fill in a validated questionnaire concerning postherniorrhaphy pain. The final response rate became 72%. Altogether 519 patients (29%) stated that they had pain(More)