Kerstin Nordenskjöld

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BACKGROUND To detect changes in the incidence rate and management of prostate carcinoma, all cases of the disease diagnosed in the southeast region of Sweden between 1987-1996 were recorded. METHODS The register is based on Swedish personal registration numbers, thereby minimizing the number of dropouts. All cases of prostate carcinoma detected in the(More)
There are several controversies regarding the management of prostate cancer. Whether curative treatment (e.g. radiotherapy and total prostatectomy) prolongs survival remains uncertain. Conservative management is beset with such unresolved issues as the effect on tumour progression of early instituted hormonal treatment and of treatment deferral. Since the(More)
Gallbladder cancer is a rare disease with poor prognosis and short survival time. The condition is usually associated with gallstones and predominantly affects women. We have taken data from the National Cancer Register and the Cause of Death Register in Sweden and studied the annual incidence of and mortality due to gallbladder cancer from 1988 to 1997.(More)
PURPOSE Continuous minor steps of improvement in the management of breast cancer have resulted in decreased mortality rates during the last decades. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical outcome of patients with stage I breast cancer diagnosed during two time periods that differed with respect to adjuvant systemic therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
Often diabetic patients have developed their skills by some trial-and-error-like training over a long period of time. To minimize this inconvenience we have made a mathematical model to facilitate diabetes education. The model consists of a number of blocks involved in diabetes physiology: digestion, blood (transport), pancreas, injected insulin absorption,(More)
OBJECTIVE At presentation of prostate cancer, patients with proven lymph node metastasis (N1) are comparatively rare. It is difficult to give prognostic information based on the present literature. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of known risk factors in patients with pelvic node involvement and without distant metastasis. METHODS From(More)
Combination chemotherapy may induce remission from acute myeloid leukemia (AML), but validated criteria for treatment of elderly are lacking. The remission intention (RI) rate for elderly patients, as reported to the Swedish Leukemia Registry, was known to be different when comparing the six health care regions, but the consequences of different management(More)
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