Henrik Falconer

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OBJECTIVE To study the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, taking into account maternal characteristics and assisted reproductive technology. DESIGN Population based cohort study. SETTING Singleton births registered in the Swedish medical birth register between 1995 and 2007. PARTICIPANTS By linkage with the(More)
UNLABELLED Endometriosis is a benign gynecological disease with an unclear pathophysiology characterized by ectopic endometrium causing endometrium-like inflammatory lesions outside the uterine cavity. Recently, a number of studies have investigated genetic polymorphisms as a possible factor contributing to the development of endometriosis. In this review,(More)
BACKGROUND There are two known polymorphisms of clinical relevance in the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) receptor exon 10, alanine or threonine at position 307, and asparagine or serine at position 680, giving rise to two discrete allelic variants: Thr307/Asn680 and Ala307/Ser680. At position 680, three FSH receptor variants are possible: Asn/Asn,(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 Inflammatory cytokines, including interleukin (IL)-1, IL-6, IL-8 and tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), are important in the pathogenesis of endometriosis. We assessed the efficacy of anti-TNF monoclonal antibody (mAb, c5N), known to prevent induced endometriosis in baboons, in reducing established endometriosis in baboons. METHODS This(More)
STUDY QUESTION Is it possible to replicate the previously identified genetic association of four single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), rs12700667, rs7798431, rs1250248 and rs7521902, with endometriosis in a Caucasian population? SUMMARY ANSWER A borderline association was observed for rs1250248 and endometriosis (P = 0.049). However, we could not(More)
BACKGROUND Studies of women with ulcerative colitis (UC) during pregnancy have reported increased risks of preterm delivery, growth restriction, and congenital malformation. However, the results are inconsistent due to inadequate study design and limitations in sample size. METHODS We performed a population-based prevalence study on 2637 primiparous women(More)
BACKGROUND Endometriosis is a common cause of infertility. Whereas celiac disease (CD) is present in ~1% of individuals in Western Europe, the prevalence in women undergoing investigation for infertility is often >2%. Still, the relationship between CD and endometriosis is unclear. METHODS We identified 11 097 women with CD (Marsh 3: villous atrophy)(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Women with Crohn's disease (CD) are considered to be at increased risk for adverse outcomes of pregnancy. However, the few studies assessing this risk have had small sample sizes and limitations. We examined outcomes of pregnancy among a large cohort of primiparous women with CD. METHODS Our population-based prevalence study utilized(More)