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BACKGROUND Distribution of body fat is more important than the amount of fat as a prognostic factor for life expectancy. Despite that, body mass index (BMI) still holds its status as the most used indicator of obesity in clinical work. METHODS We assessed the association of five different anthropometric measures with mortality in general and(More)
The emerging concept of systems medicine (or 'P4 medicine'-predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory) is at the vanguard of the post-genomic movement towards 'precision medicine'. It is the medical application of systems biology, the biological study of wholes. Of particular interest, P4 systems medicine is currently promised as a revolutionary(More)
373 travellers to countries outside Europe and North America were recruited before departure summer 1988 at the Vaccination Office, Trondheim, Norway, and participated in a follow-up study on health problems related to travel. 313 of the travellers (84%) responded by answering a postal questionnaire one month after return; it dealt with prophylactic(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the high risk group for cardiovascular disease in a well defined Norwegian population according to European guidelines and the systematic coronary risk evaluation system. DESIGN Modelling study. SETTING Nord-Tröndelag health study 1995-7 (HUNT 2), Norway. PARTICIPANTS 5548 participants of the Nord-Tröndelag health study 1995-7,(More)
OBJECTIVE Our first objective is to describe total, age- and gender-specific prevalences of subjects in a well-defined population for whom medical follow-up is indicated due to unfavourably high blood pressure and/or cholesterol levels, as defined by the 2003 European guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice. Our second objective(More)
OBJECTIVE To study potential changes in attendance at emergency departments (ED) in Reykjavík immediately following the swift economic meltdown in Iceland in October 2008. METHODS Using electronic medical records of the National University Hospital in Reykjavík, a population-based register study was conducted contrasting weekly attendance rates at(More)
BACKGROUND General practice is increasingly expected to deliver population care to individual patients. The feasibility and ethics of this policy shift have been challenged. AIM Our aim is to suggest how to deliver population care while protecting personal care. METHODS We outline and discuss concepts of these types of care, their relation to the(More)
This article is based on a keynote presentation at the 12th Nordic Congress in General Practice in Trondheim, Norway in September 2002. The aim was to demonstrate the strengths and limitations of evidence-based medicine (EBM) in a primary healthcare setting. The presentation comprised two separate lectures discussing an authentic case history from everyday(More)
Fetal ultrasound screening has become routine practice in many western countries. During the last decade, such screening has led to frequent situations characterised by clinical uncertainty due to the disclosure of soft markers in the unborn child. Soft markers are minor anatomical variations indicating a somewhat increased likelihood that the fetus has a(More)