Ingunn Ólafsdóttir

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of using a nicotine patch for 5 months with a nicotine nasal spray for 1 year. DESIGN Placebo controlled, double blind trial. SETTING Reykjavik health centre. SUBJECTS 237 smokers aged 22-66 years living in or around Reykjavik. INTERVENTIONS Nicotine patch for 5 months with nicotine nasal spray for 1 year (n=118)(More)
OBJECTIVES The clinical presentation of colonic juvenile polyps with abdominal discomfort and occult rectal bleedings make them difficult to recognize. The aim of this study was to report the clinical features of colonic juvenile polyps in children referred to colonoscopy and evaluate fecal calprotectin (FCP) as a screening biomarker for their diagnosis. (More)
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is now known to be strongly associated with gastritis type B, duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcer and perhaps gastric cancer. To cure peptic ulcer disease has become reality. This prospective study included 60 patients, 41 male and 19 females, with long history of peptic ulcer disease (1 - 41 yr, mean 16.5 yr), diagnosed with(More)
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