N. C. K. Bentzen

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BACKGROUND In 1998, ICPC-2 was published as a book. In the process of translating the book, and preparing an electronic version of chapter 10 (the actual classification), ICPC-2 proved to contain many errors and inconsistencies. Particularly, major problems were identified in the conversion between ICPC-2 and ICD-10, which could lead to major errors when(More)
AIMS Homeopathic medicines are frequently purchased over the counter (OTC). Respiratory complaints are the most frequent reason for such purchases. Children with upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) are frequent users of homeopathy. This study investigates the effect of self treatment with one of three self selected ultramolecular homeopathic medicines(More)
Self-care is interpreted from a health economic point of view. Various approaches are presented. It is stressed that the decision-oriented approach used by other health service researchers is an integral part of the economic approach to the topic as is the idea of a continuum of care, from self-care to professional care. A new approach is taken to the(More)
Based on established physiological mechanisms, the paper presents a detailed computer model, which supports the hypothesis that temporal lobe epilepsy may be caused by failure of glutamate reuptake from the extracellular space. The elevated glutamate concentration causes an increased activation of NMDA receptors in pyramidal neurons, which in turn leads to(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were to describe alcohol use among Norwegian teenagers and investigate the associations between mental health problems and alcohol intoxications with focus on age and gender. METHODS Population based, cross-sectional survey addressing all adolescents aged 13-19 years, attending secondary or high school in North -(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the reliability of the COOP/WONCA charts when completed by patients who contacted their general practitioner (GP) with psychosocial health problems. DESIGN Test-retest study. Three measures: on day 0, day 1 and day 14. Comparisons were made between measures on day 0 and day 1 (1-day test) and measures on day 1 and day 14 (13-day test).(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether individualised treatment by homeopaths is effective in preventing childhood upper respiratory tract infection (URTI). METHODS Open, pragmatic, randomised parallel-group trial with waiting-list group as control. One hundred and sixty-nine children below the age of 10 years, recruited by post from children previously(More)