Poul Harboe Jacobsen

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Concern has been raised recently regarding the absence of information on the occurrence and severity of local complications after cosmetic breast implantation. The authors evaluated the occurrence of local complications in a large epidemiological retrospective cohort study of women with cosmetic breast implants in Denmark. All women with breast implants(More)
The authors investigated the association between the occurrence of capsular contracture and implant and patient characteristics. All women with breast implants from 1977 to 1997 were identified from the files of two private plastic surgery clinics in Denmark. Information on implant and patient characteristics, surgical procedure, and complications was(More)
OBJECTIVE Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a frequent opportunistic viral pathogen in patients with AIDS leading to retinitis and other serious manifestations. CMV disease may be successfully treated. Prophylactic antiviral therapy has been shown to reduce the risk of CMV disease if initiated early. We evaluated PCR and the antigenemia tests as methods for early(More)
Herein the authors describe characteristics of women with breast implants compared with women with other types of cosmetic surgery as well as population controls. All women who acquired breast implants from 1977 to 1997 were identified from the files of two private plastic surgery clinics in Denmark. Patient characteristics were obtained through a(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiologic studies indicate that women with cosmetic breast implants have a significantly increased risk of suicide. Our objectives were to examine mortality among Danish women who underwent cosmetic breast implant surgery and to evaluate the baseline prevalence of psychopathological disorders as measured by admission to a psychiatric hospital(More)
BACKGROUND No epidemiological evidence of an association between silicone breast implants and connective tissue disease has been found. Based on case reports, it has been hypothesized that silicone breast implants may be associated with a unique rheumatic symptom cluster termed "atypical connective tissue disease." MATERIAL AND METHODS We have evaluated(More)
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