Search for dissertations about: "bias epidemiology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 43 swedish dissertations containing the words bias epidemiology.

  1. 1. Infective Endocarditis aspects of pathophysiology, epidemiology, management and prognosis

    University dissertation from Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Christer Ekdahl; Rolf Maller; Mats Broqvist; Urban Forsum; Lennart E. Nilsson; Rune Andersson; [2008]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; epidemiology; Infective endocarditis IE ; heart valve surgery; monocytes; granulocytes; staphylococ; MEDICINE Social medicine Public health medicine research areas Epidemiology; MEDICIN Socialmedicin Folkhälsomedicinska forskningsområden Epidemiologi;

    Abstract : Infective endocarditis (IE) is a rare but complex disease that is fatal if untreated. With a modern combination of antimicrobial therapy and heart valve surgery, mortality is still 10-20 %. The structure of the endocarditis vegetation impedes the penetration of phagocytic cells such as monocytes and granulocytes. READ MORE

  2. 2. Case-control studies on risk factors for myeloid leukemias and myelodysplastic syndromes

    University dissertation from Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Lund University

    Author : Jonas Björk; [2001]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; epidemiologic methods; bias epidemiology ; attributable fraction; smoking; hobbies; occupational exposure; chromosome aberrations; epidemiology; cytogenetic; Occupational health; industrial medicine; Yrkesmedicin; arbetsmiljömedicin;

    Abstract : Case-control studies comprising telephone interviews for 333 cases of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), 226 cases of Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph+ CML), 330 cases of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and matched controls were conducted. Information had to be obtained from next-of-kin much more often for cases (85%) than for controls (18%). READ MORE

  3. 3. Diabetes mellitus and risk of prostate cancer - A focus on shared risk factors and survivor bias

    University dissertation from Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University

    Author : Isabel Drake; [2014]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; carbohydrates; cohort; competing risk; diabetes mellitus; diet; epidemiology; fiber; gene; gene-environment; lifestyle; prostate cancer; survivor bias; transcription factor 7-like 2; whole-grain; alkylresorcinol metabolites;

    Abstract : Prostate cancer (PCa) is a heterogenous disease including very aggressive lethal tumors to incidentally discovered clinically insignificant tumors. Age, ethnicity, and family history are the only established risk factors. READ MORE

  4. 4. Epidemiology of osteoarthritis in Sweden. Register and cohort studies on prevalence and mortality

    University dissertation from Lunds universitet, Medicinska fakulteten

    Author : Aleksandra Turkiewicz; [2016]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Epidemiology; Osteoarthritis; Knee; Hip; Radiography; Mortality; Registers; Missing data;

    Abstract : Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and often causes pain and functional impairment. Despite its high burden on society, knowledge about the occurrence of OA and its associated mortality is sparse. READ MORE

  5. 5. Epidemiological aspects of the menopause

    University dissertation from Göteborg

    Author : Kerstin Rödström; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2003]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Population study; menopause; epidemiology; hot flushes; hormone replacement therapy; secular trend; reproducibility;

    Abstract : During the time in a woman's life when menopause occurs, other changes, unrelated to the cessation of menstruation occur. Despite a large number of epidemiological studies, there is still conflicting information concerning the direct effects of the menopause as opposed to effects of aging per se and related psychosocial changes. READ MORE