Jan Christian Frich

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The urinary excretion of nonesterified cholesterol (NEC) in 170 women with cervical and endometrial carcinomas has been investigated. Control patients (236) included: 1) women with other types of (benign and/or malignant diseases of the pelvic organs; 2) patients with non-steroid-related neoplasms; 3) patients with benign and/or malignant breast diseases(More)
The urinary excretion of nonesterified cholesterol (NEC) has been investigated in 57 women with ovarian neoplasms and/or related nonneoplastic diseases. Twelve patients had benign tumors or lesions and 45 had malignant neoplasms of their ovaries. All patients with nonmalignant ovarian tumors or lesions had normal NEC excretion irrespective of the type of(More)
Patients' adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is important for effective medical treatment of HIV/AIDS. We conducted a qualitative interview study in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia in 2006. The aim of the study was to explore patients' and health care professionals' perceived barriers and facilitators to patients' adherence to ART. Based on data(More)
The histories of 14 patients in whom osteoradionecrosis developed were compared with those of 28 patients who had similar tumors and/or treatment and were not afflicted with osteoradionecrosis. 1. Fourteen of 15 episodes of bone complications occurred in the mandible, and 70% occurred within 1 year after the completion of radiation therapy. 2. A high dose(More)
Management of early tuberculosis (TB) symptoms and adherence to medical treatment are main challenges in controlling TB. The aim of this study is to explore how symptoms of TB are perceived and managed, from the onset of symptoms and during the course of treatment, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We conducted a qualitative interview study, including 50 in-depth(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore barriers in the health service to diagnosis and treatment experienced by women at increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). DESIGN Qualitative study using semi-structured interviews. SETTING Norway. SUBJECTS Twenty women diagnosed with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) recruited through a lipid clinic. (More)
OBJECTIVE To explore patients' experiences of guilt and shame with regard to how they manage familial hypercholesterolemia. METHODS We interviewed 40 men and women diagnosed with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Data were analyzed by systematic text condensation inspired by Giorgi's phenomenological method. RESULTS Participants disclosed(More)