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OBJECTIVES Trends in lung cancer surgery may reveal potential for improvement and are important for planning by care providers. METHODS Using data from the Cancer Registry of Norway, we analysed the outcomes of lung cancer surgery during the periods of 1994-95, 2000-01 and 2006-07. The Cox regression model was carried out to identify the period effect on(More)
BACKGROUND There is considerable variability in reported postoperative mortality and risk factors for mortality after surgery for lung cancer. Population-based data provide unbiased estimates and may aid in treatment selection. METHODS All patients diagnosed with lung cancer in Norway from 1993 to the end of 2005 were reported to the Cancer Registry of(More)
Lung cancer is the commonest cause of cancer-related death worldwide and poses a significant respiratory disease burden. Little is known about the provision of lung cancer care across Europe. The overall aim of the Task Force was to investigate current practice in lung cancer care across Europe. The Task Force undertook four projects: 1) a narrative(More)
PURPOSE Limited information is available regarding the normal range of mesopic sine wave contrast sensitivity (CS). The aim of this study was therefore to define a reference range and in addition to identify factors related to mesopic CS in a young population. METHODS Individuals with normal visual acuity (VA) were included from a population of air crew(More)
OBJECTIVE To construct an updated comorbidity index (Patient Register Index [PRI]) using national data collections from Norway and compare its predictive ability of 1-year mortality with the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI). MATERIALS AND METHODS Data regarding over 1.11 million patients registered in the Norwegian Patient Register in 2010 and 2011 were(More)
Background: There is considerable variability in reported postoperative mortality and risk factors for mortality after surgery for lung cancer. Population-based data provide unbiased estimates and may aid in treatment selection. Methods: All patients diagnosed with lung cancer in Norway from 1993 to the end of 2005 were reported to the Cancer Registry of(More)
BACKGROUND The literature is inconclusive as to whether the percentage of the lepidic component of an invasive adenocarcinoma (AC) of the lung influences prognosis. We studied a population-based series of selected, resected invasive pulmonary ACs to determine if incremental increases in the lepidic component were an independent, prognostic variable. (More)
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