Search for dissertations about: "Birgitta Olofsson"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 9 swedish dissertations containing the words Birgitta Olofsson.

  1. 1. Studies of the vascular endothelial growth factors, VEGFs, and their receptors, focusing on VEGF-B

    Author : Birgitta Olofsson; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; vasculogenesis; angiogenesis; VEGF; VEGF-B; VEGF receptors; neuropilin;

    Abstract : The inner lining of all blood- and lymphatic vessels are composed of endothelial cells. Their growth and differentiation are in part regulated by polypeptide growth factors and their receptors. READ MORE

  2. 2. Old people with femoral neck fracture : delirium, malnutrition and surgical methods - an intervention program

    Author : Birgitta Olofsson; Olle Svensson; Yngve Gustafson; Bengt Borssén; Anna-Karin Edberg; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; delirium; hip fracture; older people; orthopaedics; internal fixation; arthroplasty cognitive impairment; dementia; nursing; rehabilitation; femoral neck fracture; RCT; intervention; geriatric team; malnutrition; nurses; Orthopaedics; Ortopedi;

    Abstract : Hip fracture is a global and a growing public health problem. More women than men sustain hip fractures, the incidence increases exponentially with age and mean age is above 80. About one third of hip-fracture patients suffer from dementia and are prone to develop acute confusional state (delirium). READ MORE

  3. 3. Malnutrition and obesity among older adults, assessed by Mini Nutritional Assessment and the body mass index, respectively : prevalence and associations with mortality and urinary tract infection

    Author : Maria Burman; Birgitta Olofsson; Yngve Gustafson; Peter Nordström; Tommy Cederholm; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Malnutrition; obesity; underweight; Mini Nutritional Assessment; Body Mass Index; older adults; very old; community dwelling; residential care facilities; mortality; urinary tract infection; Geriatrics; geriatrik; Nutrition; näringslära;

    Abstract : INTRODUCTION: Malnutrition and obesity are health concerns among older (aged ≥ 65 years) adults, but the combination of them have not been studied thoroughly nor have they been thoroughly investigated in very old (aged ≥ 85 years) adults. The aims of this thesis were to investigate the prevalence, trends in prevalence and associations with mortality of malnutrition and obesity, assessed by Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) and the body mass index (BMI), respectively, and to examine the combined effects of these conditions on mortality. READ MORE

  4. 4. Delirium in older people after cardiac surgery : risk factors, dementia, patients’ experiences and assessments

    Author : Helena Claesson Lingehall; Birgitta Olofsson; Elisabeth Lindahl; Yngve Gustafson; Karl Gunnar Engström; Anna-Karin Edberg; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cardiac surgery; Cardiovascular disease; Delirium; Dementia; Nursing; Older people; Patients’ experiences; Perioperative period; omvårdnadsforskning med medicinsk inriktning; Caring Sciences;

    Abstract : Background:Delirium is common in older people undergoing cardiac surgery. Delirium is an acute or subacute neuro-psychiatric syndrome, characterized by a change in cognition, disturbances in consciousness; it fluctuates, develops over a short period of time and always has an underlying cause. READ MORE

  5. 5. Urinary tract infection : a serious health problem in old women

    Author : Irene Eriksson; Birgitta Olofsson; Yngve Gustafson; Lisbeth Fagerström; Olle Söderhamn; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; urinary tract infection; old women; risk factors; delirium; experience; nursing; Geriatrics and medical gerontology; Geriatrik och medicinsk gerontologi; geriatrik; Geriatrics; Medical sciences; Medicin;

    Abstract : Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common bacterial infection in women of all ages but the incidence and prevalence increase with age. Despite the high incidence of UTI, little is known about its impact on morale or subjective wellbeing and daily life in old women. READ MORE