Search for dissertations about: "Karolinska Institutet."

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  1. 1. Cancer mortality and survival after cancer diagnosis by migration background and socioeconomic position in Sweden

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Environmental Medicine

    Author : Gholamreza Abdoli; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2017]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Aims: The overall aim of this thesis was to investigate the risk of cancer mortality and survival after cancer diagnosis based on migration background and socioeconomic position in Sweden. We studied the effects of country of birth and level of education, as a proxy for socioeconomic position, on mortality due to all-site cancer (and some common specific cancers), trends in overall survival after cancer diagnosis (all sites and selected cancer sites), and all-cause and excess mortality in breast cancer patients by stage at diagnosis. READ MORE

  2. 2. Cardiovascular and respiratory effects of air pollution : application of different observational study designs and analysis approaches

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Environmental Medicine

    Author : Niklas Berglind; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2017]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : The effect of air pollution exposure on human health has been a topic of an increasing volume of research over the past half century. Due to the ubiquitous nature of ambient air pollution exposure and the comparatively weak effects that can be expected, one of the most viable and most utilized avenues of research has been to conduct large scale observational studies. READ MORE

  3. 3. Physiologically based modelling of nanoparticle biodistribution and biokinetics

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Environmental Medicine

    Author : Ulrika Carlander; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2016]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : To predict the toxicity of nanoparticles (1-100 nm), it is crucial to understand their biokinetics i.e. how they are taken up, distributed, dissolved and removed from the body. Such information can be gained from biodistribution studies in animals. READ MORE

  4. 4. Interaction of genetic and environmental factors in childhood asthma and allergy

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Environmental Medicine

    Author : Anna Gref; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2017]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Asthma and allergy are the most common chronic childhood diseases. Their occurrences are influenced by both genetic and environmental factors, although the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. READ MORE

  5. 5. The health economics of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Environmental Medicine

    Author : Erik Landfeldt; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2016]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a rare neuromuscular disease characterized by progressive muscle degeneration resulting in loss of independent ambulation, serious multisystem complications, and a mean life expectancy at birth of about 25 years. Several therapies are on the horizon for DMD and it has thus become urgent to better understand the health economic context of the disease to enable assessments of cost-effectiveness and inform decisions regarding reimbursement of new health technologies. READ MORE