Mattias Pettersson

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AIMS Drug-induced QTc-prolongation, resulting from inhibition of HERG potassium channels may lead to serious ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death. We studied the quantitative anti-HERG activity of pro-arrhythmic drugs as a risk factor for this outcome in day-to-day practice. METHODS AND RESULTS All 284,426 case reports of suspected adverse drug(More)
Smoking and other forms of nicotine consumption are among the most important risk factors for cardiovascular disease and cancer. Many of the cessation therapies require administration of nicotine. Accordingly, precision analysis for nicotine in plasma has become increasingly important. Several of the recently published methods require elaborate sample(More)
Series of well-documented case reports strongly suggest a causal association between tiaprofenic acid and a form of aseptic cystitis, which can cause serious and long-term morbidity if the drug is not withdrawn promptly. These findings are supported in the Australian and UK spontaneous reporting data-bases. Using sales data as the denominator, a comparison(More)
PURPOSE Long-term comparisons of frameworks at the implant or abutment level are not available, and knowledge of the clinical function of cobalt-chromium (Co-Cr) alloy frameworks is limited. Primarily, the aim of this study was to compare the 5-year clinical performance of frameworks with or without abutment connections to implants. Secondly, the outcomes(More)
The current Swedish regulations for medical alerts in health records were designed for paper records. Suggestions for computerized systems are now being investigated. A proposed model using three alert categories, graphically represented using three directions, probably combined with three severity levels is presented here. Up represents hypersensitivities,(More)
In the WHO data base, visual disorders reported spontaneously with omeprazole, ranitidine and cimetidine, are very rare in the context of the widespread use of these drugs. There is a maximum reporting rate of severe visual impairment possibly ascribed to i.v. omeprazole of 0.94 reports per million treatment days in one year and in one country, Germany.(More)
PURPOSE To explore the structure and content of pre-planned consultations as part of the care and treatment of patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer. METHODS The study was based on 50 transcripts of audio-recorded pre-planned consultations between seven patients and 36 healthcare professionals from the time of diagnosis, pre-operative(More)
PURPOSE The aims of the study were to develop and psychometrically evaluate a patient-reported outcome instrument for the measurement of preoperative preparedness in patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer. METHODS This study was conducted in two stages: a) instrument development (item generation, construction of items and domains), empirical(More)
OBJECTIVES Patient reported outcomes are increasingly used to assess outcomes after peripheral arterial disease (PAD) interventions. VascuQoL-6 (VQ-6) is a PAD specific health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instrument for routine clinical practice and clinical research. This study assessed the minimum important difference for the VQ-6 and determined(More)