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Slipping on ice and snow--elderly women and young men are typical victims.
Slipping on ice or snow during winter caused 3.5 injuries per 1000 inhabitants per year in the Umeå health district; the injury rate was highest among the elderly. Most injured were elderly women,… Expand
Traumatic brain injuries in a well-defined population: epidemiological aspects and severity.
The aim was to describe epidemiological and medical aspects of 449 cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a well-defined geographical area with a population of 137,000 inhabitants. An episode of… Expand
Drowning deaths in Sweden with emphasis on the presence of alcohol and drugs – a retrospective study, 1992–2009
BackgroundDrowning deaths constitute a significant proportion of unnatural deaths globally. In Sweden and other high-income countries, drowning deaths have decreased. This study investigates the… Expand
Ladder injuries: Mechanisms, injuries and consequences
Hospital-based data from northern Sweden indicates that there were 114 ladder accidents during 1 year and, of these, one third happened during working hours. The majority of injured were men (81%),… Expand
One-year follow-up of mild traumatic brain injury: post-concussion symptoms, disabilities and life satisfaction in relation to serum levels of S-100B and neurone-specific enolase in acute phase.
- B. Stålnacke, U. Björnstig, K. Karlsson, P. Sojka
- Journal of rehabilitation medicine
- 1 September 2005
OBJECTIVE To investigate, in patients with mild traumatic brain injury, serum concentrations of S-100B and neurone-specific enolase in acute phase and post-concussion symptoms, disabilities and life… Expand
Fracture mechanisms and fracture pattern in men and women aged 50 years and older: a study of a 12-year population-based injury register, Umeå, Sweden
- U. Bergström, U. Björnstig, H. Stenlund, H. Jonsson, O. Svensson
- Osteoporosis International
- 24 January 2008
SummaryIn a study of a 12-year population-based injury register, Umeå, Sweden, we analyzed the fracture mechanisms and fracture pattern in men and women 50 years and older. Low-energy trauma was… Expand
Alcohol and drugs in fatally and non-fatally injured motor vehicle drivers in northern Sweden.
Alcohol and drugs are important risk factors for traffic injuries, a major health problem worldwide. This prospective study investigated the epidemiology and the presence of alcohol and drugs in… Expand
Bicycle injury events among older adults in Northern Sweden: a 10-year population based study.
- Simeon Scheiman, H. S. Moghaddas, U. Björnstig, Per-Olof Bylund, B. Saveman
- Accident; analysis and prevention
- 1 March 2010
Bicycles are a common mode of transportation and injured bicyclists cause a substantial burden on the medical sector. In Sweden, about half of fatally injured bicyclists are 65 years or older. This… Expand
Road characteristics and bicycle accidents
- P. Nyberg, U. Björnstig, L. O. Bygren
- Business, Medicine
- Scandinavian journal of social medicine
- 1 December 1996
In Umeá, Sweden, defects in the physical road surface contributed to nearly half of the single bicycle accidents. The total social cost of these injuries to people amount to at least SEK 20 million… Expand
Car structural characteristics of fatal frontal crashes in Sweden
Abstract This paper provides results from in-depth real world crash investigations of fatal frontal crashes with belted occupants. A new method has been used regarding data collection of vehicle… Expand