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BACKGROUND Twin studies have concluded that there is a substantial genetic contribution to the aetiology of eating disorders. The aim of the present study was to estimate the genetic contribution to the aetiology of self-reported eating disorders in a sample of representative twins. METHOD A population cohort of 34142 young Danish twins was screened for(More)
The occurrence of anorexia nervosa and bulimia in Fyn County, Denmark is described. Incidence was estimated from national and local registers. The DSM-III-R criteria of one or both eating disorders were met by 104 patients. The incidence of anorexia nervosa for females 10 to 24 years of age was 11.0 per 100,000 per year. In the same population, the(More)
The immunosuppressive drug rapamycin suppresses T-cell activation by impairing the T-cell response to lymphokines such as interleukin-2 (IL-2) and interleukin-4 (IL-4). In addition, rapamycin blocks the proliferative response of cell lines to a variety of hematopoietic growth factors, including interleukin-3 (IL-3), interleukin-6 (IL-6), granulocyte-colony(More)
Findings regarding the occurrence of personality disorders (PDs) in eating disorders (EDs) have been contradictory. Most previous studies have been clinic-based. The aims of the current study were to assess the prevalence of PD in ED in a population-based twin group and to establish the distribution of PD in three subgroups of ED. A two-step screening and(More)
By presenting the case of a patient with Graves-disease, different methods that permit detection of optic nerve compression are discussed. Beside reduced visual acuity and pathological visual fields, measurement of episcleral venous pressure, pathological visually-evoked potentials (VEP) and enlarged extraocular muscels (detected by CT and MRI) give good(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative wound complications are common following surgical procedures. Negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is well recognized for the management of open wounds and has been applied recently to closed surgical incisions. The evidence base to support this intervention is limited. The aim of this study was to assess whether NPWT reduces(More)
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