Susanne Rogne Gjeruldsen

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A cohort of 214 drug addicts with serum hepatitis and a cohort of 193 hepatitis patients without drug addiction were examined in respect of death rates, causes of death and a number of risk factors for reduced survival. The death rate was significantly higher among the drug addicts than among non-addicts. The annual mortality rate was 1.5% in the drug(More)
The subjective health status of hepatitis C patients has been relatively poorly studied. By using the Short Form 36 (SF-36), health-related quality of life (HRQOL) was assessed in a group of 42 hepatitis C patients. In all nine scales examined, the scores were generally low, and present drug use and being single were associated with especially large(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate factors related to initiation and abandonment of illegal drugs. A follow-up study on 53 drug addicts originally hospitalized because of parenterally acquired hepatitis was performed using questionnaires. The majority stated that curiosity and peer pressure were the main reasons for starting drug use. Family conflicts,(More)
In a group of 159 drug addicts with acute hepatitis B in the 1970s there were no fatalities. During an observation period of about 25 years, 51 of the 159 died of various causes, but no deaths could be attributed to the hepatitis B infection. From 1998 to 2001, a follow-up examination of 53 of the 108 patients still alive, none of the 53 had a chronic(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate present and past morbidity in drug addicts, 25 years after hospitalisation for acute hepatitis B or hepatitis nonA-nonB. The hospital records for 214 consecutively admitted patients were analysed, and a follow-up study on 66 of the 144 patients still alive was performed. At follow-up, 1 of 54 (1.8%) hepatitis B(More)
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