Lina Lander

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BACKGROUND Causal relationships have been previously established between smoking and various cancers. In Cyprus, 39 % of men and 14 % of women reported daily smoking in 2008. The objective of this study was to compare the incidence of tobacco-related cancers to all other cancers by district and rural-urban classification to understand the impact of tobacco(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To evaluate and describe airway complications in pediatric adenotonsillectomy. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. METHODS A chart review of patients that underwent adenotonsillectomy between 2006 and 2010 was performed. Perioperative complications, patient characteristics, and surgeon and anesthesia technique were(More)
OBJECTIVES The authors estimated the associations between transient risk factors and laceration injuries in workers at two meatpacking plants in the Midwest. METHODS The case-crossover design was used to collect within-subject transient work task and personal-level exposure information. RRs of laceration injuries were estimated by comparing exposures(More)
High speed cinefluorography was used to track articulatory movements preceding and following full-mouth tooth extraction and alveolplasty in two subjects. Films also were made of a control subject on two separate days. The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of dramatically altering the structural dimensions of the oral cavity on the kinematic(More)
BACKGROUND It is important to determine which tests of sensorineural dysfunction identify the neurological damage from hand-arm vibration exposure. AIMS To examine the association between the hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) Stockholm sensorineural scale stages and tests of peripheral neurological function including measurement of current perception(More)
Occupational contact with livestock is an established risk factor for exposure to livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), particularly among industrial swine workers. While S. aureus is known to infect cattle, livestock-associated S. aureus carriage among workers in the beef production chain has received limited attention.(More)
BACKGROUND It is important to determine how hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), a common occupational condition, affects quality of life (QOL). AIMS To measure the physical (SF12-P) and mental (SF12-M) components of QOL in workers with HAVS, using the SF12 questionnaire, and to determine the effect of the vascular, sensorineural and musculoskeletal(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To identify clinical risk factors for oxygen desaturation in the first 24 hours post-tonsillectomy, thus permitting the identification of those patients who warrant inpatient monitoring. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective analysis of 4092 consecutive patients undergoing tonsillectomy over a two-year period. METHODS Detailed clinical data(More)
BACKGROUND Airway management in the emergency department is a critical intervention that requires both standard techniques and rescue techniques to ensure a high rate of success. Recently, video laryngoscope (VL) systems have become increasingly common in many large urban EDs, but these systems may exceed the budgets of smaller rural EDs and EMS services(More)