Janna Nissen

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A prospective study of 252 patients (average age 73, range 26-95) admitted to a regional general hospital over a 12-month period was carried out. 241 patients had stroke verified by the initial neurological examination and CT scan, and of these baseline data were not available on 27%. 34% died before or were not willing or able to provide data at follow-up.(More)
Central corneal thickness (CCT) of normal and oedematous corneae was measured in a study comparing a modified Haag-Streit optical pachometer and an ultrasonic pachometer (Teknar Ophthasonic, preset velocity 1630 m/s). Sixty-eight patients were examined before and after cataract extraction with implantation of an anterior chamber lens. Mean values of CCT(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about how the genetic variation in vitamin D modulating genes influences ultraviolet (UV)B-induced 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations. In the Food with vitamin D (VitmaD) study, we showed that common genetic variants rs10741657 and rs10766197 in 25-hydroxylase (CYP2R1) and rs842999 and rs4588 in vitamin D binding protein(More)
The circadian variation of serum thyrotropin (thyroid-stimulating hormone; TSH) was studied in nine patients with endogenous depression before and after recovery. Depressed state did not appear to influence the pattern of TSH. When 2 mg of dexamethasone was administered, serum TSH was significantly reduced for 18 hours, whereafter the effect leveled off.(More)
The impact of the familial relationship on vitamin D status has not been investigated previously. The objective of the present cross-sectional study was to assess serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentration and its determinants in children and adults among families in late summer in Denmark (56°N). Data obtained from 755 apparently healthy children(More)
Environmental factors such as diet, intake of vitamin D supplements and exposure to sunlight are known to influence serum vitamin D concentrations. Genetic epidemiology of vitamin D is in its infancy and a better understanding on how genetic variation influences vitamin D concentration is needed. We aimed to analyse previously reported vitamin D-related(More)
The ficolins recognize carbohydrates and acetylated compounds on microorganisms and dying host cells and are able to activate the lectin pathway of the complement system. In humans, three ficolin genes have been identified: FCN1, FCN2 and FCN3, which encode ficolin-1, ficolin-2 and ficolin-3, respectively. Rodents have only two ficolins designated ficolin-A(More)
In a prospective study of 89 patients the postoperative corneal edema and endothelial cell count was studied after cataract extraction. A double blind investigation was performed as the patients during the first 6 postoperative days were treated with three different types of eye-drops: Maxidex, Pred-Forte 1% or placebo, all containing Benzalkonium Chloride(More)
Morphological changes and lens position were examined in 51 patients 25 to 38 (mean 30) months after intracapsular cataract extraction (ICCE) with implantation of the semiflexible, 3M, style 70, anterior chamber lens. Morphological changes presumably associated with the ICCE proper were: iris transillumination defects (68.6%), rupture of anterior hyaloid(More)