Janet J. Larsen

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The outcome of the cervical cancer screening in Storstrøm, West Zeeland and Bornholm counties in 1979-1989 was evaluated. About 6% of the screened women had at least one non-negative smear requiring further follow-up. 2% were women with positive smears. Only 3/4 of women with positive smears were followed up within the first three months after the positive(More)
BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to determine if clinical simulation improved resident confidence in performing critical care skills, neonatal resuscitation, and colonoscopy. METHODS Residents participated in clinical simulations utilizing high-fidelity medical simulators in a realistic environment. We compared resident responses on pre- and(More)
Studies of developmental outcome of neonatal intensive care unit graduates have generally been limited to the first 2 to 3 years of life, with outcome determined by psychometric tests. This study followed neonatal intensive care unit graduates born 1975 through 1983 (n = 457) into the public school system and compared their educational outcomes with those(More)
We studied the use of Pap smears in three counties in Denmark, where the screening activity has been organized in different ways. The county of Storstrøm had an organized screening programme in 1979-82. Women aged 30-50 years were invited personally, and 91% participated. The same response rate is seen in the county of Bornholm today, where women aged 25-54(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Persons attending a sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic have shown to be at a higher risk for HIV infection than the population in general. We evaluate the patterns of HIV prevalence and testing in relation to reported risk behavior. STUDY DESIGN Data have been collected on all new attenders at the Danish STD clinics. The(More)
Denmark has a long tradition for the use of alcohol-aversive drugs in the treatment of alcoholism, most commonly disulfiram (Antabuse). The purpose of this study was to examine the prescription patterns for disulfiram in Danish general practice on an individual level. By means of a prescription database we analysed 150,787 prescriptions on reimbursed(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the effect of guidelines accompanied by changes in reimbursement rules for the prescription of lipid-lowering drugs (LLDs). DESIGN Observational study focusing on LLD use before (1994-98) and after an intervention (1999). SETTING Guidelines were developed by the Danish College of General Practitioners and focused on prevention of(More)
The object of this investigation was to assess the frequency of itching in the external auditory meatus in individuals who use hearing aid ear plugs (OP) and, simultaneously, to assess the cause of the itching. Seventy-six of the patients examined consecutively in the audiological department (ages 34-89 years) were questioned about itching and were(More)
The object of this investigation was to evaluate the suitability of unlinked anonymous HIV screening of persons visiting one of eight out of the nine Danish clinics for venereal diseases in the national HIV surveillance. Data were collected during the period July 1, 1990-March 31, 1991 and included: gender, sexual orientation, history of intravenous drug(More)