Mette Skytte Tetsche

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OBJECTIVE We estimated the accuracy of ICD-10 diagnosis of ovarian cancer in a Danish discharge registry (HDR) by comparing it with Cancer Registry data (DCR). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Patients (N=489) living in North Jutland County, Denmark with ovarian cancer or borderline tumour registered in the HDR or the DCR. We estimated the completeness and(More)
We set out to study the relationship between circulating levels of IGF-I and its major binding protein (IGFBP-3) in relation to ovarian cancer risk. We conducted a case-control study nested within the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition. Levels of IGF-I and IGFBP-3 were measured in prediagnostic serum samples of 214 women who(More)
The incidence of ovarian cancer increases sharply with age, and many elderly patients have coexisting diseases. If patients with comorbidities are diagnosed with advanced stages, this would explain the poor survival observed among ovarian cancer patients with severe comorbidity. Our aims were to examine the prevalence of comorbidity according to stage of(More)
OBJECTIVE The association between consumption of fruit and vegetables and risk of ovarian cancer is still unclear from a prospective point of view. METHODS Female participants (n = 325,640) of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study, free of any cancer at baseline, were followed on average for 6.3 years to develop ovarian(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this questionnaire study dealing with women with stress urinary incontinence was to find out what influence incontinence and operation for incontinence in the form of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) or intravaginal slingplasty operation (IVS) had on the patient's sexuality and if there were any adverse effects on sexuality after the(More)
OBJECTIVE The study was performed to evaluate the results of treatment of ovarian carcinoma after the introduction of centralised primary surgery in the County of North Jutland, Denmark. METHOD Prospective study of consecutive cases of ovarian cancer undergoing primary surgical treatment at the Gynecologic Oncologic Center after the introduction of(More)
OBJECTIVES:To examine whether acute pancreatitis is associated with the use of postmenopausal hormonal replacement therapy in Danish women over 45 yr of age.METHODS:We based this population-based case-control study on data from three Danish counties for the years 1991–2003. We identified all women (>45 yr of age) with a first hospital discharge diagnosis of(More)
The impact of comorbid diseases on ovarian cancer survival is largely unknown. We therefore examined (i) the prevalence of comorbidity among ovarian cancer patients and (ii) the impact of comorbidity on ovarian cancer survival and mortality. Using hospital discharge data, we identified Danish women diagnosed with ovarian cancer between 1995 and 2005 (n=(More)
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is associated with ovarian cancer and may impact the prognosis of ovarian cancer. Our aims were to examine the extent of disease at the time of the diagnosis of ovarian cancer and to estimate the impact of VTE on survival of ovarian cancer. We identified 12,835 ovarian cancer patients diagnosed from 1980 to 2003 in the Danish(More)
OBJECTIVE Ovarian cancer is a serious disease with a high mortality. Our aim was to examine changes in the survival of patients with ovarian cancer in Northern Denmark. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Patients (no. = 3,719) with an incident discharge diagnosis of ovarian cancer (1985-2004) from any hospital in four Danish counties (population, 1.6 million) were(More)
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