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. 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

  3. 3. 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

  4. 4. Nutritional factors and allergic disease : from infancy to adolescence

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

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

    Abstract : Allergic disease is one of the most common non-communicable diseases in childhood. Both overweight and diet have been hypothesized to influence the risk of allergic disease. The aim of this thesis was to investigate the associations between overweight, fish intake and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and allergic disease throughout childhood. READ MORE

  5. 5. Worth weighting for : studies on benchmark dose analysis in relation to animal ethics in toxicity testing

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

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

    Abstract : A purpose of chemical health risk assessment is to characterize the nature and size of the health risk associated with exposure to chemicals, including identification of a dose below which toxic effects are not expected or negligible. This is usually based on analysis of dose- response data from toxicity studies on animals. READ MORE