Harriet Akre

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In this cohort study we examined whether gender, age at onset, observation time or human papillomavirus (HPV) genotype are risk factors for an aggressive clinical course in Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP). Clinical data from patient records comprised gender, age at onset, date of first endolaryngeal procedure with biopsy, date of last follow-up,(More)
Patients with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) in Norway treated between 1987 and 2009 were recruited to this cohort study. They were followed from disease onset and data recorded until January 2012. Here, we describe the distribution of human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes, the prevalence of multiple HPV infections, and the risk of high-grade(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty (LUPP) performed under local anesthesia in an outpatient setting. No procedure included tonsillectomy. Obstruction related mainly to the velopharyngeal segment of the airway was defined in 16 consecutive patients by clinical examination, nocturnal polysomnography and(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the clinical value of pulseoximetry in the diagnosis of sleep apnea when satisfactory agreement with polysomnography is obtained. METHODS This was a prospective clinical study, set in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ullevaal University Hospital, Oslo, Norway. One hundred consecutive patients were investigated for sleep related(More)
OBJECTIVE Infections and maternal smoking are risk factors for SIDS, and toxins from common bacteria have been proposed as a causative link between infections and SIDS. Nicotine can be transferred in significant amounts postnatally to the infant through environmental tobacco smoke or maternal smoking before nursing. We investigated the acute effects of(More)
This study examines the prevalence of hearing loss in children with Down syndrome at the age of 8. All children were examined in the ENT-departments of public hospitals in Norway and the study population consisted of children born in Norway in 2002 with Down syndrome. Hearing loss was defined as pure-tone air-conduction reduction by on average more than 25(More)
Objective is to investigate the relationship between migraine and obstructive sleep apnea in the general population. A cross-sectional population-based study. A random age and gender stratified sample of 40,000 persons aged 20–80 years residing in Akershus, Hedmark or Oppland County, Norway, were drawn by the National Population Register. A postal(More)
OBJECTIVES Maternal cigarette smoking is established as a major dose-dependent risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Both prenatal and postnatal exposures to constituents of tobacco smoke are associated with SIDS, but no mechanism of death attributable to nicotine has been found. Breastfeeding gives a substantial increase in absorbed nicotine(More)
The main objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between tension-type headache and obstructive sleep apnea in the general population. The method involves a cross-sectional population-based study. A random age and gender stratified sample of 40,000 persons aged 20–80 years residing in Akershus, Hedmark or Oppland County, Norway were drawn(More)
BACKGROUND The objective was to investigate the prevalence and clinical characteristics of sleep apnoea headache. METHODS A postal questionnaire was received by 40,000 Norwegians from the general population. A total of 376 and 157 persons with high and low risk of sleep apnoea according to the Berlin Questionnaire had a polysomnography, and a clinical(More)