Ingrid Nermoen

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BACKGROUND Denmark and Norway have a three-fold higher incidence of testicular cancer than Estonia and Finland. Groups of young men from Denmark, Norway, Finland and Estonia were investigated to elucidate whether semen parameters and other related parameters follow a gradient between these countries, as does the gradient in incidence of testicular cancer.(More)
Between 1996 and 1999, the authors invited all young men from five European countries who were undergoing compulsory medical examination for possible military service to participate in a study on male reproductive health. The participation rate was 19% in two cities in Denmark (n = 889), 17% in Oslo, Norway (n = 221), 13% in Turku, Finland (n = 313), 14% in(More)
Dysfunction of the exocrine pancreas is observed in diabetes, but links between concurrent exocrine and endocrine pancreatic disease and contributing genetic factors are poorly characterized. We studied two families with diabetes and exocrine pancreatic dysfunction by genetic, physiological and in vitro functional studies. A genome-wide screen in Family 1(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the genetic, anthropometric and metabolic features in an unselected population of adult Norwegian patients with 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21OHD). PATIENTS, METHODS AND DESIGN: Sixty-four 21OHD patients participated (23 men and 41 women; median age 38.5 years; range 19-72 years) in a cross-sectional study(More)
BACKGROUND Increased frequencies of adrenal tumours and testicular adrenal rest tumours (TART) have been reported in patients with 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21OHD). OBJECTIVE Patients, methods and design From a cross-sectional population-based study of 101 adult Norwegian patients with 21OHD, sixty-two participated in this study (23 men, 39 women; age(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) require life-long corticosteroid therapy, with uncertain health outcome. Investigations of subjective health status in unselected populations of adult patients are needed. OBJECTIVE To identify all adult Norwegian patients with CAH and obtain population-based data on subjective and(More)
Inter-observer variation in andrological examination by 10 clinical investigators from five Nordic and Baltic countries was investigated. In addition, information on intra-observer variation was obtained for six of the 10 investigators. Testicular size was measured using Prader's orchidometer and one of the investigators also performed an ultrasound(More)
OBJECTIVE Continuous beta-cell rest with diazoxide preserves residual endogenous insulin production in type 1 diabetes. However, side effects have hampered therapeutic usefulness. In a double-blind study, we tested whether lower, intermittent dosing of diazoxide had beneficial effects on insulin production, metabolic control, and autoimmunity markers in the(More)
We present incidentally discovered adrenal myelolipomas in two adult males with untreated congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). The patients had simple virilizing form of CAH due to mutations in the CYP21 gene coding for 21-hydroxylase; one was heterozygous for the I172N mutation and the other compound heterozygous for the I172N and I2splice mutations. The(More)
This study sought to determine whether moderate exercise influences hypoglycaemic responses in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). Ten patients with IDDM and no history of hypoglycaemia unawareness or autonomic neuropathy were included. The patients were studied in random order on 4 occasions: twice during euglycaemia (once at rest and once on a(More)