Malin Inghammar

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BACKGROUND Both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and tuberculosis (TB) primarily affect the lungs and are major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. COPD and TB have common risk factors such as smoking, low socioeconomic status and dysregulation of host defence functions. COPD is a prevalent co-morbid condition, especially in elderly(More)
INTRODUCTION Rapid detection of, and optimized treatment for, severe sepsis and septic shock is crucial for successful outcome. Heparin-binding protein (HBP), a potent inducer of increased vascular permeability, is a potentially useful biomarker for predicting outcome in patients with severe infections. Our aim was to study the systemic release and dynamics(More)
BACKGROUND Erysipelas is a common infection that often recurs, but the impact of specific risk factors for reoccurrence remains elusive. In the present study we aimed at clarifying predisposing conditions for reoccurrence. METHODS Medical records were reviewed from all patients ≥18 years of age diagnosed with erysipelas at the Department of Infectious(More)
BACKGROUND Innate defence mechanisms of the airways are impaired in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), predisposing patients to lower respiratory tract infections, but less is known about the association with other infections. In this population-based cohort study, we investigated the associations between COPD and invasive bacterial disease by(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate if oral fluoroquinolone use is associated with an increased risk of serious arrhythmia. DESIGN Bi-national cohort study, linking register data on filled prescriptions, cases of serious arrhythmia, and patient characteristics. SETTING Denmark, 1997-2011; Sweden, 2006-13. PARTICIPANTS The study cohort was derived from a source(More)
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