Search for dissertations about: "epidemiology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 1340 swedish dissertations containing the word epidemiology.

  1. 1. Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in rural Vietnam

    Author : Hoang Van Minh; Peter Byass; Stig Wall; Nguyen Thi Kim Chuc; Cairns Smith; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cardiovascular disease; epidemiology; risk factors; rural Vietnam; Epidemiology; Epidemiologi;

    Abstract : In the context of transitional Vietnam, although cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been shown to cause a large burden of mortality and morbidity in hospitals, little is known about the magnitude of its burden, risk factor levels and its relationship with socio-demographic status in the overall population. This thesis provides a preliminary insight into population-based knowledge of the CVD epidemiology in rural Vietnam and contributes to the development of methodologies for monitoring it. READ MORE

  2. 2. Infective Endocarditis : aspects of pathophysiology, epidemiology, management and prognosis

    Author : Christer Ekdahl; Rolf Maller; Mats Broqvist; Urban Forsum; Lennart E. Nilsson; Rune Andersson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; epidemiology; Infective endocarditis IE ; heart valve surgery; monocytes; granulocytes; staphylococ; Epidemiology; 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

  3. 3. Traumatic brain injuries and whiplash injuries : epidemiology and long-term consequences

    Author : Johan Styrke; Britt-Marie Stålnacke; Ulf Björnstig; Peter Sojka; Per-Olof Bylund; David Cassidy; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Traumatic Brain Injuries; Whiplash Injuries; ; Epidemiology; ; Follow-up Studies; Cohort Studies; Epidemiology; epidemiologi; kirurgi; Surgery; rehabiliteringsmedicin; Rehabilitation Medicine;

    Abstract : BackgroundThe incidence of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) is about 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per year, a majority of which are mild TBI (MTBI). The incidence of whiplash injuries is about 300/100,000/year. READ MORE

  4. 4. Molecular Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease

    Author : Markus Stenemo; Johan Ärnlöv; Rikard Landberg; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Biomarkers; ischemic stroke; heart failure; omics; proteomics; metabolomics; epidemiology; risk marker; Epidemiologi; Epidemiology;

    Abstract : Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, with increasing prevalence worldwide.Identification of risk markers may enable improved prevention by targeting high-risk individuals, earlier disease diagnosis and treatment, as well as stratification of disease subtypes with different treatment options, thereby minimizing side effects while increasing success rates. READ MORE

  5. 5. Epidemiology of Physical Activity and Fragility Fractures

    Author : Karl Stattin; Liisa Byberg; Jonas Björk; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; physical activity; fracture; fragility fracture; epidemiology; cohort study; proteomic; walking; exercise; cross-country skiing; skiing; Vasaloppet.; Epidemiologi; Epidemiology;

    Abstract : Fragility fractures mainly affect elderly individuals and often cause long term pain, loss of function and higher mortality rates. Physical activity improves balance, increases muscle strength and bone mineral density, and may reduce the risk of fragility fractures. READ MORE