Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton

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BACKGROUND Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been suspected of increasing the risk of bleeding. We examined the risk of upper gastrointestinal tract (GI) bleeding with use of antidepressant medication. METHODS All users of antidepressants in the county of North Jutland, Denmark, from January 1, 1991, to December 31, 1995, were(More)
The purpose of this nationwide, population register-based study was to describe variations in cancer incidence and survival by social position in a social welfare state, Denmark, on the basis of a range of socioeconomic, demographic and health-related indicators. Our study population comprised all 3.22 million Danish residents born in 1925-1973 and aged(More)
OBJECTIVE Autoimmune diseases have been associated with an increased risk of schizophrenia. It has been suggested that brain-reactive autoantibodies are part of the mechanisms behind this association. Furthermore, an increased permeability of the blood-brain barrier has been observed during periods of infection and inflammation. The authors therefore(More)
We have reviewed the evidence for an association between major life events, depression and personality factors and the risk for cancer. We identified and included only those prospective or retrospective studies in which the psychological variable was collected independently of the outcome. The evidence failed to support the hypothesis that major life events(More)
We investigated the cancer risk of patients hospitalized for schizophrenia in a nationwide cohort study. All 22766 adults admitted for schizophrenia, ICD-8 295, in Denmark between 1969 and 1993 were followed up for cancer through 1995. The incidence of site-specific cancers was compared with national incidence rates, adjusted for sex, age and calendar time.(More)
BACKGROUND Comorbidity is common in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients due to the etiology of the disease being primarily smoking. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of comorbidity on survival in a national population-based cohort study on 9388 HNSCC-patients treated with radiotherapy (RT), to re-evaluate the prognostic(More)
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) have been linked with potential chemopreventive effects; however, the data are conflicting. We conducted a population-based cohort study using data from the Prescription Database of North Jutland County and the Danish Cancer Registry for the period 1989-2002. In a study population of 334,754 county(More)
INTRODUCTION Survival after breast cancer is determined by disease related factors such as stage at diagnosis, patient characteristics, e.g., age, and treatment. AIM To review evidence published during the last ten years on the effect of comorbidity on survival after early breast cancer. METHODS A search in Pubmed with keywords, breast neoplasm,(More)
OBJECTIVE Rehabilitation programmes are intended to help cancer patients achieve optimal functioning and live independently. We evaluated whether a psychosocial rehabilitation course was effective in relieving cancer patients' distress and improving their well-being. METHODS Patients with breast, prostate or colorectal cancer diagnosed within 2 years who(More)
The purpose of this register-based study was to identify variations in cancer incidence and survival after cancer in Denmark on the basis of a range of socioeconomic, demographic and health-related indicators. The indicators were level of education, disposable income, affiliation to the work market, social class, housing tenure, size of dwelling,(More)