Rolf Lindemann

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BACKGROUND Modern treatment of HIV-positive women has reduced the rate of transmission of HIV to their children. The relative importance of different interventions is unclear. We have studied mother-to-child transmission from the start of the Norwegian epidemic in 1983 and up to the year 2000. MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective study of risk factors in(More)
BACKGROUND Few population-based studies have estimated alcohol consumption and binge drinking before and during pregnancy. METHODS The study is a longitudinal questionnaire study. In Norway, virtually 100% attend an ultrasound screening at 17-18 weeks of pregnancy. In Oslo, a representative sample attending this between June 2000 and May 2001 were invited(More)
In a randomized controlled trial at 12-months of age, the effect of the Mother Infant Transaction Program was tested on social interaction between mothers and moderately and late preterm infants with gestational age≥30.0 and <36 weeks. Ninety-three play sessions were videotaped and coded, 46 mothers-infants in the intervention group and 47 mothers-infants(More)
OBJECTIVE There is a dearth of knowledge about the effects of early interaction-based interventions on parenting and infant communication skills in moderately and late preterm infants. AIMS Assess in a RCT the effects of the Mother-Infant Transaction program (MITP) on maternal depression and stress, breastfeeding and mothers' perception of infant(More)
AIM To study alcohol use and smoking after delivery, and to relate this to breastfeeding. METHODS A longitudinal questionnaire study, representative of pregnant women in Oslo. Ninety-two per cent agreed to join the study. Non-Norwegian speaking and/or immigrants from non-western countries were not invited. Questionnaires were answered at 17 (T1) and 30(More)
Long-term EEG monitoring (LTM) with several electrodes could be a useful tool for surveillance of the brain during the first critical days of life. This study aimed to assess the feasibility of multichannel LTM for automated analysis of EEG activity from d 1 to 3 using eight electrodes. Premature infants (GA <31 wk; n = 48) were continuously monitored for 3(More)
BACKGROUND Reported alcohol consumption during pregnancy has proven to be higher when reported retrospectively during or after the pregnancy, compared with concurrent reports. In a longitudinal, population-based questionnaire study, we investigated whether these findings could be replicated. METHODS A longitudinal, population-based questionnaire study.(More)
A case of congenital neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis, a 9-day-old male child of Pakistani parents, is reported. Only 5 congenital cases have been described previously. The cerebral and cerebellar cortex showed extensive nerve-cell loss. Granular material with histochemical characteristics of ceroid-lipofuscin was deposited in neurons, macrophages and glial(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to estimate the risk of small-for-gestational-age birth by levels of nicotine in the hair of mothers and offspring. METHODS In a sample of 58 case subjects and 105 control subjects, hair nicotine concentrations were measured by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. RESULTS With women whose hair nicotine(More)
UNLABELLED Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a new group of antidepressants used in mild to moderate cases of depression. In studies evaluating the safety of SSRIs during pregnancy, no increase in major anomalies has been reported. This might have led to increasing off-label prescription of SSRIs to pregnant women. Neonatal withdrawal(More)