Søren Poul Lind Rasmussen

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We analyzed the validity of the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (MI) in national registries by individual record linkage with the Danish MONICA registry. MI events were identified by record linkage between The National Hospital Registry and The National Death Registry. The sensitivity and specificity were estimated based on three different(More)
We previously discovered two aminoacid polymorphisms in codons 513 and 972 of the protein insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1), which is important in cellular insulin action. We have investigated whether these polymorphisms are associated with changes in insulin sensitivity in a random sample of young healthy adults. Insulin sensitivity and secretion were(More)
BACKGROUND The present study assessed the efficacy and safety of vernakalant hydrochloride (RSD1235), a novel compound, for the conversion of atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS AND RESULTS Patients were randomized in a 2:1 ratio to receive vernakalant or placebo and were stratified by AF duration of 3 hours to 7 days (short duration) and 8 to 45 days (long(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies reveal major differences in the estimated cardiovascular risk in diabetes mellitus, including uncertainty about the risk in young patients. Therefore, large studies of well-defined populations are needed. METHODS AND RESULTS All residents in Denmark > or = 30 years of age were followed up for 5 years (1997 to 2002) by(More)
AIMS To study initiation, dosages, and compliance with beta-blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)-inhibitors, and statins in patients after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and to identify likely targets for improvement. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients admitted with first AMI between 1995 and 2002 were identified by linking nationwide administrative(More)
BACKGROUND The selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors and other nonselective nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been associated with increased cardiovascular risk, but the risk in patients with established cardiovascular disease is unknown. We analyzed the risk of rehospitalization for acute myocardial infarction (MI) and death related(More)
The clinical use of dendritic cells (DCs) to induce antigen-specific immune tolerance has been hampered by the lack of a widely acknowledged method for generating human regulatory DCs but even more so by the non-existence of reliable markers. Thus, we set out to find reliable markers that can be measured with simple methods to identify regulatory DCs that(More)
OBJECTIVE To study how income and educational level influence mortality after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). DESIGN AND SETTING Prospective analysis using individual level linkage of registries in Denmark. PARTICIPANTS All patients 30-74 years old hospitalised for the first time with AMI in Denmark in 1995-2002. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Relative risk(More)
BACKGROUND The Danish National Registry on Regular Dialysis and Transplantation (NRDT) provides systematic information on the epidemiology and treatment of end-stage chronic kidney disease in Denmark. It is therefore of major importance that the registry is valid and complete. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the registration of incident(More)
Males have higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) than premenopausal females. Gonadal steroids are probably involved in the gender difference in CVD, but previous results have been conflicting. We investigated the associations between CVD risk factors and sex hormones in a cross-sectional designed study of 508 healthy males, aged 41 to 72 years. We(More)