Hans Stenlund

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence and predictive value of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies in individuals who subsequently developed rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to determine the relationship to rheumatoid factor (RF) of any isotype. METHODS A case-control study was nested within the Northern Sweden Health and Disease Study and(More)
BACKGROUND Deficiencies of iron and zinc are associated with delayed development, growth faltering, and increased infectious-disease morbidity during infancy and childhood. Combined iron and zinc supplementation may therefore be a logical preventive strategy. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to compare the effects of combined iron and zinc(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To describe the responses of women in León, Nicaragua to partner abuse and identify contextual factors associated with the use of certain coping mechanisms and the likelihood of permanent separation. DESIGN Cross sectional population-based survey. SETTING León, Nicaragua. PARTICIPANTS 188 women 15-49 years of age who had experienced(More)
Malaria is an important disease that has a global distribution and significant health burden. The spatial limits of its distribution and seasonal activity are sensitive to climate factors, as well as the local capacity to control the disease. Malaria is also one of the few health outcomes that has been modeled by more than one research group and can(More)
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that occurs mainly in the tropics and subtropics but has a high potential to spread to new areas. Dengue infections are climate sensitive, so it is important to better understand how changing climate factors affect the potential for geographic spread and future dengue epidemics. Vectorial capacity (VC) describes a(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To evaluate the long-term effects on apneas and sleep and the tolerability of a mandibular advancement device in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Department of Respiratory Medicine, University Hospital, Umeå, Sweden. PATIENTS Thirty-three consecutively treated patients. INTERVENTIONS(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the tolerability and to find predictors of treatment success for an individually adjusted, one-piece mandibular advancement device in patients with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Departments of Respiratory Medicine and Orthodontics, Umeå University. PATIENTS Six hundred nineteen of(More)
Using a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry-time of flight technique, we determined major metabolite changes during induction of the carbon-concentrating mechanism in the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. In total, 128 metabolites with significant differences between high- and low-CO(2)-grown cells were detected, of which 82 were wholly or(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to study the relationship between snoring and pregnancy-induced hypertension and growth retardation of the fetus. DESIGN Retrospective, cross-sectional, consecutive case series. SETTING The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital, Umeâ, Sweden. PARTICIPANTS AND MEASUREMENTS On the day of delivery,(More)