Håkan Jonsson

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BACKGROUND Prospective studies have indicated that elevated blood glucose levels may be linked with increased cancer risk, but the strength of the association is unclear. We examined the association between blood glucose and cancer risk in a prospective study of six European cohorts. METHODS AND FINDINGS The Metabolic syndrome and Cancer project (Me-Can)(More)
STUDY DESIGN The authors assessed the clinical and imaging findings and late outcome in 50 patients with whiplash-type neck distortions (17 men, 33 women, mean age 33 years). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Early symptoms are neck pain, stiffness, and sometimes radiating pain; later bizarre symptomatology poses intricate clinical and medicolegal problems.(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the impact of population-based mammographic screening on breast cancer mortality in Europe, considering different methodologies and limitations of the data. METHODS We conducted a systematic literature review of European trend studies (n = 17), incidence-based mortality (IBM) studies (n = 20) and case-control (CC) studies (n = 8).(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have assessed the metabolic syndrome (MetS) as an entity in relation to breast cancer risk, and results have been inconsistent. We aimed to examine the association between MetS factors (individually and combined) and risk of breast cancer incidence and mortality. METHODS Two hundred ninety thousand women from Austria, Norway, and(More)
BACKGROUND Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) may cause osteoarthrosis (OA) and functional impairment. We wanted to find out whether the degree of knee stability obtained after ACL reconstruction correlates with radiographic and clinical outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS We examined 63 patients 2 and 5-9 years after anterior cruciate ligament(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the effect of the population based service screening programme in Sweden on mortality from breast cancer among women aged 50-69. SETTING; In 1986, population based service screening with mammography started in Sweden, and by 1997 screening had been introduced in all counties. Half of the counties invite women from 40 years of age(More)
Screening with mammography has been shown to substantially reduce mortality from breast cancer. The incidence of invasive cancer will increase as screening starts, and it is desirable that it gradually returns to the same level as before screening. Age-specific incidence of invasive breast cancer in 11 Swedish counties, including 463,000 women aged 40-74(More)
BACKGROUND The metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been related to an increased risk of colorectal cancer, but the modest size of previous studies precluded detailed characterization of the role of individual MetS factors and their interaction on risk. METHODS In the Metabolic Syndrome and Cancer Project (Me-Can), data on body mass index (BMI), blood pressure,(More)
Using roentgen stereophotogrammetry we have recorded the three-dimensional movements of the knee during an anteroposterior laxity test in 36 patients with torn anterior cruciate ligaments and in three cadaver knees. At 30 degrees of knee flexion and before loads were applied the tibia occupied a more laterally rotated position if the anterior cruciate(More)
We evaluated the peroperative blood loss in 21 patients who were treated with 29 operative procedures for thoracolumbar spinal renal cell carcinoma metastases. Embolization was undertaken prior to 11 operations. At posterior surgery the average blood loss was one third after embolization compared with when embolization had not been performed. The blood loss(More)