Jens Tølbøll Mortensen

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AIMS Socioeconomic inequalities in statin use are a public health concern but they may also confound observational studies of statins' effectiveness. We conducted a population-based cross-sectional study in Denmark to examine the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and statin use. METHODS We obtained data on socioeconomic status of all persons(More)
BACKGROUND : Placental abruption, placenta previa, and preeclampsia are serious pregnancy complications with an increased risk of perinatal death. Smoking during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of abruption and placenta previa, and it reduces the risk of preeclampsia. We examined the association between mothers' smoking habits during pregnancy,(More)
The frequency of infection in 197 patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery and having either no blood transfusion, transfusion with whole blood, or filtered blood free from leucocytes and platelets was investigated in a prospective randomized trial. Natural killer cell function was measured before operation and 3, 7 and 30 days after surgery in 60(More)
We did a follow-up study based upon a regional prescription register in Denmark. We identified all 435 women who in the period 1991–1996 had redeemed a prescription for CNS drugs during pregnancy. Among the rest of the pregnant women we randomly selected 1304 women who also had given birth to a child in the same region and period. We looked up the local(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the normal range and distribution of the resistive index (RI) and the resistive index ratio (RIR) in the non-obstructed non-dilated porcine kidney, and to assess the reliability of the threshold values RI 0.70 and RIR 1.10 as prognosticators of true obstruction in the upper urinary tracts. METHODS AND MATERIALS Twenty female pigs of(More)
We investigated a possible causal relation between exposure to organic solvents in Danish workers (housepainters, typographers/printers, carpenters/cabinetmakers) and onset of multiple sclerosis. Data on men included in the Danish Multiple Sclerosis Register (3,241 men) were linked with data from the 1970 census from the National Bureau of Statistics in(More)
PURPOSE The intrarenal resistive index is a physiological parameter that indirectly reflects the degree of resistance in the intrarenal vasculature. Resistive index measurements have been advocated for the diagnostic evaluation of several renal pathologies, including obstructive uropathy. However, despite extensive research in this field during the last(More)
BACKGROUND Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) accounts for 15%-20% of all lung cancer cases. Accurate and fast staging is mandatory when choosing treatment, but current staging procedures are time consuming and lack sensitivity. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective study was designed to examine the role of combined positron emission tomography/computed(More)
In a double-blind prospective clinical study patients with at least two verified episodes of urolithiasis, but stone-free at the time of inclusion in the study, were subjected to prophylactic treatment with either bendroflumethiazide (2.5 mg)+573 mg potassium chloride 3 times a day, or placebo. The material included a total of 22 patients, all males, aged(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the value of fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET) imaging of small pulmonary nodules incidentally detected by spiral computed tomography (CT) in a high-risk population. Ten patients (five females, five males, aged 54-72 years) were recruited from an ongoing 4-year placebo controlled intervention study(More)