Jack Winberg

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Limb reduction defects reported to the Swedish Register of Congenital Malformations 1965-1979 have been analyzed from a monitoring point of view. The infants were first studied with respect to the site of reduction malformation and the simultaneous presence of more than one such reduction site. Reductions often occurring together were thought to have a(More)
The efficiency of two national record systems for malformation monitoring has been compared. During 1973 and 1974, two such registers were run in parallel in Sweden. One is based on specific report cards which are sent in when a malformed infant is born, the other is a computerised analysis of routine birth record diagnoses. Both systems lose a similar, and(More)
Urinary catecholamine and cortisol excretion was studied in a group of three-year-olds, their mothers and fathers during night rest, one day at home and one day at hospital. The stay in the hospital, which was part of a longitudinal study of the families, induced a pronounced rise in adrenaline excretion and a moderate increase in noradrenaline excretion in(More)
Strategies in dealing with data obtained from malformation monitoring based on experiences with the Swedish monitoring systems, operating since 1965 (Register of Congenital Malformations) and 1973 (Medical Birth Register) are discussed. The importance of checking data that have sounded an alarm is stressed. Experience has shown that false alarms due to(More)