Irene Sandven

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Background The etiology of Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is unclear. To test the hypothesis of an association between Helicobacter pylori infection and HG, an institution-based case–control study was performed at Aker University Hospital (AUH) during 1994–1999. Material and method From the same source population, 244 incident cases of HG and 244 pregnant(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to summarize the evidence from randomized clinical trials studies examining the efficacy of ischemic postconditioning (IPost) in ST-elevation myocardial infarction. DESIGN The study was a systematic review and critical appraisal, with meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. MATERIALS AND METHODS We searched the literature. A(More)
OBJECTIVE To summarize the evidence from epidemiological studies examining the association between Helicobacter pylori infection and hyperemesis gravidarum. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis of case-control studies. MATERIAL AND METHODS We searched the Medline/PubMed, Embase, Cinahl, ISI Web of Science and Biological Abstracts databases from(More)
To compare benefits and harms of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) versus unfractionated heparin (UFH) as thromboprophylaxis in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. We conducted a systematic review with meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis (TSA) of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing LMWH with UFH as thromboprophylaxis in adult ICU(More)
Community-acquired urinary tract infection (CA-UTI) is the most common infection caused by extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae, but the clinical epidemiology of these infections in low prevalence countries is largely unknown. A population based case-control study was conducted to assess risk factors for CA-UTI caused by(More)
Migraine with aura is associated with an increased incidence of stroke and cardiovascular disease, but the biological mechanisms are poorly understood. This study examined the incidence of metabolic syndrome and its relationship to migraine with and without aura and to nonmigraine headache. In the population-based the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT),(More)
Chronic musculoskeletal complaints (MSCs) are among the major health problems, and cross-sectional studies suggest an association between smoking and MSCs. The causal relationship, however, is not known. The present study is designed to assess the association between smoking and chronic MSCs, and is based on data from a large longitudinal cohort study of(More)
Critical appraisal of published case–control studies examining the etiology or risk factors of Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). We searched the Medline/PubMed database from 1966 to February 12, 2009. A total of 48 case–control studies were retrieved and each article was evaluated using a structured assessment devised for the purpose. The case–control studies(More)
INTRODUCTION After completed anticoagulant treatment for acute VTE, both the subsequent mortality and risk of recurrent VTE are high, probably related to the frequent presence of serious disease in these patients. The aim of the study was to determine survival and recurrence in selected patients with good life-expectancy, and to evaluate risk factors. (More)
PURPOSE Minimally invasive surgical techniques have been shown to reduce the inflammatory response related to a surgical procedure. The main objective of our study was to measure the inflammatory response in patients undergoing a totally laparoscopic versus open aortobifemoral bypass surgery. This is the first randomized trial on subjects in this(More)