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BACKGROUND Case-control studies and a voluntary-based follow-up study have suggested that repeated screening with faecal-occult-blood (FOB) tests can lead to a reduction in mortality from colorectal cancer (CRC). The aim of this randomised study was to compare mortality rates after FOB tests every 2 years during a 10-year period with those of unscreened(More)
A Danish study allocated at random 30,970 persons to screening with Hemoccult-II and 30,968 as controls in a population of 140,000 between 45 and 74 years old. Persons with known colorectal cancer, adenoma, and distant spread from all types of cancer were excluded. The test was completed in 20,672 persons from August 1985 to September 1986, and 215 (1%)(More)
Two screenings with Hemoccult-II were performed in a randomized study, allocating 30,970 persons to screening and 30,968 as controls in a population of 140,000 between 45 and 74 years old on the island of Funen, Denmark. The test was completed in 20,672 initially and in 18,779 of these during rescreening 2 years later. Positive H-II tests were found in 215(More)
A Danish, randomized study with Hemoccult-II, including 60,000 persons between 45 and 74 years old, began in 1985. Methods of increasing acceptability are described for the first 8000. The first 1000 refusals are also analyzed. Written invitations including prestamped envelopes for return of the slides resulted in an acceptability of 58.8%. Two reminders(More)
During the period 1974-1987, the frequency of infections in alcoholics discharged from hospitals in Funen showed an increase of 5.53 +/- 3.38 (p = 0.0039) per 10,000 alcoholics discharged per year. The frequency of discharged alcoholics increased by 3.72 +/- 0.60 per 10,000 discharged patients per year. Infections were diagnosed in 0.48 per cent of the(More)
The aim of the randomised study was to compare mortality rates from colorectal cancer (CRC) in persons screened with faecal occult-blood tests every two years during a 10-year period with those of unscreened similar controls. Thirty thousand nine hundred and sixty-seven persons aged 45-75 years in 1985 were allocated to screening and another 30,966 to a(More)
UNLABELLED Among 17,628 discharges from the Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Odense University Hospital during the period 1 April 1973 to 31 May 1992, 66 (3.74/1000) discharges in 55 patients were found with the EDP-code 573.00 coma hepaticum. The case records of these patients were examined, and the lowest serum sodium values were compared between(More)
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