Per Erik Isberg

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The present study was undertaken to elucidate the relationships between craniofacial and long-bone growth. Nine male New Zealand white rabbits received spherical tantalum bone markers in the tibial epiphyses and in the nasal, frontal, and parietal bones. The animals were followed from 30 to 143 days of age. Growth changes were calculated with a roentgen(More)
The results of ambulatory 24 hour oesophageal pH monitoring in 20 patients with established gastro-oesophageal reflux disease were compared with those of 20 healthy individuals with normal endoscopy. Cut off limits of pH 3, 4, and 5 were superior to pH 2 with respect to the discrimination of patients from normal subjects, and for the detection of(More)
Hospital birth records were sought for 104 men from a pool of male army conscripts with "normal" or "high" blood pressure when measured at 28 years of age. Of 77 men whose birth weight and date of the mother's last menstrual period before the pregnancy could be found, 25 had a resting diastolic blood pressure of greater than or equal to 90 mm Hg. In 11 of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate fetal hemoglobin (HbF) and α(1)-microglobulin (A1M) in maternal serum as first-trimester biomarkers for preeclampsia (PE). STUDY DESIGN The design was a case-control study. We included 96 patients in the first trimester of pregnancy (60 with PE and 36 controls). Venous serum samples were analyzed for HbF and(More)
The mortality of anxiety syndromes between 1972 and 1992 was investigated in a prospective study of a normal population, the 1947 Lundby cohort. 121 persons with anxiety according to the Lundby definition (Anx), and 74 persons with panic disorder with/without agoraphobia (PD-Ag) according to the DSM-III-R, all of them developing their first episode between(More)
The search for specific predepressive personality factors has a long tradition in psychiatry. Studies in which assessments were made prospectively, before the onset of a first-ever episode of the illness, are, however, rare. In the present report from the Lundby Study we have investigated premorbid, mainly personality-related background factors for first(More)
In 1957 all inhabitants (2,612) in a delimited geographical area, Lundby, were examined by a psychiatrist, and social factors were evaluated for each individual. During the following 15 years 58 men became alcoholics. Among the men who in 1957 were in the age group 0-14 years and belonged to a 'gang', the risk of becoming an alcoholic was 100-fold(More)
The problem of inferring the state of fetal circulation from diameter pulse waves in the descending aorta was studied with the aid of statistical methods in 12 fetuses in late uncomplicated gestation. By means of a phase-locked, echo-tracking ultrasound technique, aorta diameter-time waveforms and pulse propagation velocities were measured. In a factor(More)
The value of measurements of zinc protoporphyrin in blood (ZPP) in the surveillance of workers occupationally exposed to lead has been studied. From a group of referents, consisting of 1,088 men and 511 women, it has been established that the normal mean ZPP is in the region of 25 micrograms/100 ml, and only rarely do values exceed 45 micrograms/100 ml. The(More)
In a skeletal material of five individuals from a non-christian cemetery in Middle Sweden (Vivallen) non-metric traits in skulls and mandibles were studied. Burial gifts and burial customs indicate Saamisch/Lappish origin of these individuals. Their affinities are explored here by comparing the traits with data on crania of Saamish populations from Northern(More)