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[1,5 ppm fluoride in natural drinking water. Impressions of a journey to Vordingborg, Denmark]

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Zahnarztl Mitt. 1971 Nov 2;61(21):1070
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-2-1971
Author
Bremer
Source
Zahnarztl Mitt. 1971 Nov 2;61(21):1070
Date
Nov-2-1971
Language
German
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Child
Child, Preschool
Denmark
Dental Caries - epidemiology
Fluorides
Humans
Water supply
PubMed ID
5286845 View in PubMed
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[A 100 year old thesis. Amanuensis Hans Christian Geelmuyden]

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Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1997 Dec 10;117(30):4410-2
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-10-1997
Author
J. Bremer
Author Affiliation
Institutt for medisinsk biokjemi Universitetet i Oslo, Oslo.
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1997 Dec 10;117(30):4410-2
Date
Dec-10-1997
Language
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Acetone - metabolism
Animals
Diabetes Mellitus - history
Dissertations, Academic - history
Dogs
English Abstract
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Humans
Norway
Physiology - history
Rabbits
Abstract
Hans Christian Geelmuyden (1861-1945) was amanuensis (assistant professor) at the Institute of Physiology, University of Oslo from 1889 to 1931. In 1897 he was awarded the degree "Doctor of Medicine" for his thesis "Om aceton som stofvexelprodukt" (On acetone as a metabolic product). The Nobel laureate Feodor Lynen referred to this thesis, which was also published in German, stating that Geelmuyden was the first to establish that ketone bodies are formed from fatty acids. Geelmuyden also established that acetone is metabolized in rabbits and dogs. Geelmuyden was a prolific writer on fat metabolism and diabetes and wrote a series of extensive reviews on these topics in Ergebnisse der Physiologie. Geelmuyden was active in the treatment of diabetic patients.
PubMed ID
9456588 View in PubMed
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An interstitial deletion of 7.1Mb in chromosome band 6p22.3 associated with developmental delay and dysmorphic features including heart defects, short neck, and eye abnormalities.

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Eur J Med Genet. 2009 Sep-Oct;52(5):358-62
Publication Type
Article
Author
Bremer Anna
Schoumans Jacqueline
Nordenskjöld Magnus
Anderlid Britt-Marie
Giacobini Maibritt
Author Affiliation
Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
Source
Eur J Med Genet. 2009 Sep-Oct;52(5):358-62
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Abnormalities, Multiple - genetics
Case-Control Studies
Child, Preschool
Chromosome Banding
Chromosome Breakage
Chromosome Deletion
Chromosomes, Human, Pair 6
Comparative Genomic Hybridization
DNA - genetics
Developmental Disabilities - genetics
Eye
Female
Heart Defects, Congenital - genetics
Humans
In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence
Metaphase
Physical Chromosome Mapping
Reference Standards
Sweden
Abstract
Seven cases with an interstitial deletion of the short arm of chromosome 6 involving the 6p22 region have previously been reported. The clinical phenotype of these cases includes developmental delay, brain-, heart-, and kidney defects, eye abnormalities, short neck, craniofacial malformations, hypotonia, as well as clinodactyly or syndactyly. Here, we report a patient with a 7.1Mb interstitial deletion of chromosome band 6p22.3, detected by genome-wide screening array CGH. The patient is a 4-year-old girl with developmental delay and dysmorphic features including eye abnormalities, short neck, and a ventricular septum defect. The deleted region at 6p22.3 in our patient overlaps with six out of the seven previously reported cases with a 6p22-24 interstitial deletion. This enabled us to further narrow down the critical region for the 6p22 deletion phenotype to 2.2Mb. Twelve genes are mapped to the overlapping deleted region, among them the gene encoding the ataxin-1 protein, the ATXN1 gene. Mice with homozygous deletions in ATXN1 are phenotypically normal but show cognitive delay. Haploinsufficiency of ATXN1 may therefore contribute to the learning difficulties observed in the patients harboring a 6p22 deletion.
PubMed ID
19576304 View in PubMed
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[Are the Norwegian nuclear medicine laboratories good enough? A report from a nationwide quality control survey of nuclear medicine instruments performed by the Norwegian Society for Nuclear Medicine and the National Institute for Radiation Protection].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature238210
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Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1985 Oct 10;105(28):1978-81
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-10-1985
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1991 Feb 10;111(4):486-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-10-1991
Author
J. Bremer
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1991 Feb 10;111(4):486-7
Date
Feb-10-1991
Language
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
History, 19th Century
Humans
Medicine in Literature
Norway
Suicide - history
PubMed ID
2006496 View in PubMed
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Associations of Breast Cancer Risk Factors With Tumor Subtypes: A Pooled Analysis From the Breast Cancer Association Consortium Studies.

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J Natl Cancer Inst. 2010 Dec 29;
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-29-2010
Author
Xiaohong R Yang
Jenny Chang-Claude
Ellen L Goode
Fergus J Couch
Heli Nevanlinna
Roger L Milne
Mia Gaudet
Marjanka K Schmidt
Annegien Broeks
Angela Cox
Peter A Fasching
Rebecca Hein
Amanda B Spurdle
Fiona Blows
Kristy Driver
Dieter Flesch-Janys
Judith Heinz
Peter Sinn
Alina Vrieling
Tuomas Heikkinen
Kristiina Aittomäki
Päivi Heikkilä
Carl Blomqvist
Jolanta Lissowska
Beata Peplonska
Stephen Chanock
Jonine Figueroa
Louise Brinton
Per Hall
Kamila Czene
Keith Humphreys
Hatef Darabi
Jianjun Liu
Laura J Van 't Veer
Flora E van Leeuwen
Irene L Andrulis
Gord Glendon
Julia A Knight
Anna Marie Mulligan
Frances P O'Malley
Nayana Weerasooriya
Esther M John
Matthias W Beckmann
Arndt Hartmann
Sebastian B Weihbrecht
David L Wachter
Sebastian M Jud
Christian R Loehberg
Laura Baglietto
Dallas R English
Graham G Giles
Catriona A McLean
Gianluca Severi
Diether Lambrechts
Thijs Vandorpe
Caroline Weltens
Robert Paridaens
Ann Smeets
Patrick Neven
Hans Wildiers
Xianshu Wang
Janet E Olson
Victoria Cafourek
Zachary Fredericksen
Matthew Kosel
Celine Vachon
Helen E Cramp
Daniel Connley
Simon S Cross
Sabapathy P Balasubramanian
Malcolm W R Reed
Thilo Dörk
Michael Bremer
Andreas Meyer
Johann H Karstens
Aysun Ay
Tjoung-Won Park-Simon
Peter Hillemanns
Jose Ignacio Arias Pérez
Primitiva Menéndez Rodríguez
Pilar Zamora
Javier Benítez
Yon-Dschun Ko
Hans-Peter Fischer
Ute Hamann
Beate Pesch
Thomas Brüning
Christina Justenhoven
Hiltrud Brauch
Diana M Eccles
William J Tapper
Sue M Gerty
Elinor J Sawyer
Ian P Tomlinson
Angela Jones
Michael Kerin
Nicola Miller
Niall McInerney
Hoda Anton-Culver
Argyrios Ziogas
Chen-Yang Shen
Chia-Ni Hsiung
Pei-Ei Wu
Show-Lin Yang
Jyh-Cherng Yu
Shou-Tung Chen
Giu-Cheng Hsu
Christopher A Haiman
Brian E Henderson
Loic Le Marchand
Laurence N Kolonel
Annika Lindblom
Sara Margolin
Anna Jakubowska
Jan Lubinski
Tomasz Huzarski
Tomasz Byrski
Bohdan Górski
Jacek Gronwald
Maartje J Hooning
Antoinette Hollestelle
Ans M W van den Ouweland
Agnes Jager
Mieke Kriege
Madeleine M A Tilanus-Linthorst
Margriet Collée
Shan Wang-Gohrke
Katri Pylkäs
Arja Jukkola-Vuorinen
Kari Mononen
Mervi Grip
Pasi Hirvikoski
Robert Winqvist
Arto Mannermaa
Veli-Matti Kosma
Jaana Kauppinen
Vesa Kataja
Päivi Auvinen
Ylermi Soini
Reijo Sironen
Stig E Bojesen
David Dynnes Ørsted
Diljit Kaur-Knudsen
Henrik Flyger
Børge G Nordestgaard
Helene Holland
Georgia Chenevix-Trench
Siranoush Manoukian
Monica Barile
Paolo Radice
Susan E Hankinson
David J Hunter
Rulla Tamimi
Suleeporn Sangrajrang
Paul Brennan
James McKay
Fabrice Odefrey
Valerie Gaborieau
Peter Devilee
P E A Huijts
Raem Tollenaar
C. Seynaeve
Gillian S Dite
Carmel Apicella
John L Hopper
Fleur Hammet
Helen Tsimiklis
Letitia D Smith
Melissa C Southey
Manjeet K Humphreys
Douglas Easton
Paul Pharoah
Mark E Sherman
Montserrat Garcia-Closas
Author Affiliation
Affiliations of authors: Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Sciences, Rockville, MD (XRY, SC, JF, LBr, MES, MG-C); Section of Epidemiology and Genetics, Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey, UK (MG-C); Division of Cancer Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany (JC-C, RH, AV); Department of Health Sciences Research (ELG, FJC, JEO, VC, ZF, MKo, CV); Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (FJC, XW), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (HN, THe), Department of Clinical Genetics (KA), Department of Pathology (PHe), and Department of Oncology (CB), Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland; Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Group (RLM), Human Cancer Genetic Group (JB), Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Madrid, Spain; Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY (MGa); Amsterdam Breast Cancer Study, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (MKS, AB, LJVV, FEvL); Institute for Cancer Studies, Department of Oncology (AC, DC,HEC), Academic Unit of Pathology (SCC), Academic Unit of Surgical Oncology, Department of Oncology (SPB, MWRR), University of Sheffield Medical School, Sheffield, UK; Division of Hematology and Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (PAF); Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, (MWB, SBW, SMJ, CRL), Institute of Pathology (AHa, DLW), University Breast Center Franconia, University Breast Center, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany; The Queensland Institute of Medical Research Post Office, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia (ABS, HH, GC-T); Department of Oncology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK (FB, KD, MKH, DE, PP, MG-C); Department of Medical Biometrics and Epidemiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany (DF-J, JH); Department of Pathology, University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany (PS); Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention, Cancer Center and M. Sklodowska-Curie Institute of Oncology, Warsaw, Poland (JLi); Department of Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland (BP); Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden (PHa, KC, KH, HD); Human Genetics, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore (JLi); Ontario Cancer Genetics Network (OCGN), Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada (ILA, GG, NW); Departments of Molecular Genetics and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada (ILA); Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Prosserman Centre for Health Research, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada (JAK); Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital, and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (AMM), Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (FPOM), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Northern California Cancer Center, Fremont, CA (EMJ); Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Cancer Center, Stanford, CA (EMJ); Cancer Epidemiology Centre, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (LB, DRE, GGG, GS); Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic, and Analytic Epidemiology, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia (LBa, DRE, GGG, GS, GSD, CA, JLH); The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia (CAM); Vesalius Research Center, KU Leuven and VIB, Leuven, Belgium (DL); Department of Radiotherapy, University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium (TV, CW, RP, AS, PN, HW); Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (TD, AA, T-WP-S, PH), Department of Radiation Oncology (MB, AM, JHK), Hanover Medical School, Hanover, Germany (TD, MBr, AMe, JHK, AA, T-WP-S, PHi); Servicio Cirugía General (JIAP), Servicio de Anatomía Patológica (PMR), Hospital Monte Naranco, Oviedo, Spain Servicio de Oncología Médica, Hospital La Paz, Madrid, Spain (PZ); CIBERER, Madrid, Spain (JB); Department of Internal Medicine, Evangelische Kliniken Bonn gGmbH, Johanniter Krankenhaus, Bonn, Germany (Y-DK); Institute of Pathology, Medical Faculty of the University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany (H-PF); Molecular Genetics of Breast Cancer, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany (UH); Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine of the German Social Accident Insurance (IPA), Bochum, Germany (BP, TBr ); Dr. Margarete Fischer-Bosch-Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Stuttgart, Germany (CJ, HB); University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany (CJ, HB); University of Southampton School of Medicine, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton (DME, WJT, SMG); Guy's, King's, St Thomas' Cancer Centre, Guy's Hospital, London, UK (EJS); Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (EJS, IPT, AJo, NMc); Clinical Science Institute, University College Hospital, Galway, Ireland (MKe, NMc, NMi); Department of Epidemiology, University of California Irvine, Irvine (HA-C, AZ); Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (C-YS, C-NH, P-EW, S-LY); Graduate Institute of Environmental Science, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan (C-YS); Department of Surgery (J-CY), Department of Radiology (G-CH), Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (J-CY, G-CH); Department of Surgery, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan (S-TC); Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine and Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (CAH, BEH); Epidemiology Program, Cancer Research Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI (LLM, LNK); Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery (AL), Department of Oncology and Pathology (SMa), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; International Hereditary Cancer Centre, Department of Genetics and Pathology, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland (AJa, JLu, THu, TBy, BG, JG); Department of Medical Oncology Rotterdam Family Cancer Clinic, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (MJH, AHo, AMWvdO, AJa, MKr, MMAT-L, MC); Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany (SW-G); University of Oulu, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland (KP, AJ-V, KM, MGr, PHi, RW); Department of Pathology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital; Biocenter Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland (AMa, V-MK, JK, YS, RS); Department of Oncology, Vaasa Central Hospital, Vaasa, Finland (VK); Department of Oncology, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland (PA); The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne, Australia (kConFab); Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Department of Breast Surgery, Herlev University Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark (SEB, DDØ, DK-K, HF, BGN); Unit of Medical Genetics, Department of Preventive and Predictive Medicine (SMa), Unit of Genetic Susceptibility to Cancer, Department of Experimental Oncology and Molecular Medicine (PR), Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori (INT), Milan, Italy; Division of Cancer Prevention and Genetics, Istituto Europeo di Oncologia (IEO), Milan, Italy (MBa); Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (SEH, DJH, RT); Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA (SEH, DJH, RT); Molecular Epidemiology Unit, National Cancer Institute, Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Thailand (SS); International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France (PB, JM, FO, VG); Department of Human Genetics (PD), Department of Pathology (PD), Department of Clinical Genetics (PEAH), Department of Surgical Oncology (RAEMT), Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands; Department of Medical Oncology, Rotterdam Family Cancer Clinic, Erasmus MC-Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (CS); The Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory, Department of Pathology, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (FH, HT, LDS, MCS).
Source
J Natl Cancer Inst. 2010 Dec 29;
Date
Dec-29-2010
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Abstract
Background Previous studies have suggested that breast cancer risk factors are associated with estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR) expression status of the tumors. Methods We pooled tumor marker and epidemiological risk factor data from 35?568 invasive breast cancer case patients from 34 studies participating in the Breast Cancer Association Consortium. Logistic regression models were used in case-case analyses to estimate associations between epidemiological risk factors and tumor subtypes, and case-control analyses to estimate associations between epidemiological risk factors and the risk of developing specific tumor subtypes in 12 population-based studies. All statistical tests were two-sided. Results In case-case analyses, of the epidemiological risk factors examined, early age at menarche (=12 years) was less frequent in case patients with PR(-) than PR(+) tumors (P = .001). Nulliparity (P = 3 × 10(-6)) and increasing age at first birth (P = 2 × 10(-9)) were less frequent in ER(-) than in ER(+) tumors. Obesity (body mass index [BMI] = 30 kg/m(2)) in younger women (=50 years) was more frequent in ER(-)/PR(-) than in ER(+)/PR(+) tumors (P = 1 × 10(-7)), whereas obesity in older women (>50 years) was less frequent in PR(-) than in PR(+) tumors (P = 6 × 10(-4)). The triple-negative (ER(-)/PR(-)/HER2(-)) or core basal phenotype (CBP; triple-negative and cytokeratins [CK]5/6(+) and/or epidermal growth factor receptor [EGFR](+)) accounted for much of the heterogeneity in parity-related variables and BMI in younger women. Case-control analyses showed that nulliparity, increasing age at first birth, and obesity in younger women showed the expected associations with the risk of ER(+) or PR(+) tumors but not triple-negative (nulliparity vs parity, odds ratio [OR] = 0.94, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.75 to 1.19, P = .61; 5-year increase in age at first full-term birth, OR = 0.95, 95% CI = 0.86 to 1.05, P = .34; obesity in younger women, OR = 1.36, 95% CI = 0.95 to 1.94, P = .09) or CBP tumors. Conclusions This study shows that reproductive factors and BMI are most clearly associated with hormone receptor-positive tumors and suggest that triple-negative or CBP tumors may have distinct etiology.
PubMed ID
21191117 View in PubMed
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Balancing between closeness and distance: emergency medical services personnel's experiences of caring for families at out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and sudden death.

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Source
Prehosp Disaster Med. 2012 Feb;27(1):42-52
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-2012
Author
Anders Bremer
Karin Dahlberg
Lars Sandman
Author Affiliation
School of Health Sciences, University of Borås, Borås, Sweden. anders.bremer@hb.se
Source
Prehosp Disaster Med. 2012 Feb;27(1):42-52
Date
Feb-2012
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Death, Sudden, Cardiac
Emergency Medical Technicians - ethics - psychology
Female
Humans
Interviews as Topic
Male
Middle Aged
Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest - mortality - therapy
Professional-Family Relations
Qualitative Research
Sweden
Travel
Abstract
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a lethal health problem that affects between 236,000 and 325,000 people in the United States each year. As resuscitation attempts are unsuccessful in 70-98% of OHCA cases, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel often face the needs of bereaved family members.
Decisions to continue or terminate resuscitation at OHCA are influenced by factors other than patient clinical characteristics, such as EMS personnel's knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding family emotional preparedness. However, there is little research exploring how EMS personnel care for bereaved family members, or how they are affected by family dynamics and the emotional contexts. The aim of this study is to analyze EMS personnel's experiences of caring for families when patients suffer cardiac arrest and sudden death.
The study is based on a hermeneutic lifeworld approach. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 10 EMS personnel from an EMS agency in southern Sweden.
The EMS personnel interviewed felt responsible for both patient care and family care, and sometimes failed to prioritize these responsibilities as a result of their own perceptions, feelings and reactions. Moving from patient care to family care implied a movement from well-structured guidance to a situational response, where the personnel were forced to balance between interpretive reasoning and a more direct emotional response, at their own discretion. With such affective responses in decision-making, the personnel risked erroneous conclusions and care relationships with elements of dishonesty, misguided benevolence and false hopes. The ability to recognize and respond to people's existential questions and needs was essential. It was dependent on the EMS personnel's balance between closeness and distance, and on their courage in facing the emotional expressions of the families, as well as the personnel's own vulnerability. The presence of family members placed great demands on mobility (moving from patient care to family care) in the decision-making process, invoking a need for ethical competence.
Ethical caring competence is needed in the care of bereaved family members to avoid additional suffering. Opportunities to reflect on these situations within a framework of care ethics, continuous moral education, and clinical ethics training are needed. Support in dealing with personal discomfort and clear guidelines on family support could benefit EMS personnel.
PubMed ID
22591930 View in PubMed
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Defibrillation before EMS arrival in western Sweden.

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Source
Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Aug;35(8):1043-1048
Publication Type
Article
Date
Aug-2017
Author
A. Claesson
J. Herlitz
L. Svensson
L. Ottosson
L. Bergfeldt
J. Engdahl
C. Ericson
P. Sandén
C. Axelsson
A. Bremer
Source
Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Aug;35(8):1043-1048
Date
Aug-2017
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - methods
Defibrillators - utilization
Emergency medical services
Female
Humans
Incidence
Male
Middle Aged
Odds Ratio
Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest - mortality - therapy
Survival Rate - trends
Sweden - epidemiology
Ventricular Fibrillation - mortality - therapy
Abstract
Bystanders play a vital role in public access defibrillation (PAD) in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Dual dispatch of first responders (FR) alongside emergency medical services (EMS) can reduce time to first defibrillation. The aim of this study was to describe the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in OHCAs before EMS arrival.
All OHCA cases with a shockable rhythm in which an AED was used prior to the arrival of EMS between 2008 and 2015 in western Sweden were eligible for inclusion. Data from the Swedish Register for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (SRCR) were used for analysis, on-site bystander and FR defibrillation were compared with EMS defibrillation in the final analysis.
Of the reported 6675 cases, 24% suffered ventricular fibrillation (VF), 162 patients (15%) of all VF cases were defibrillated before EMS arrival, 46% with a public AED on site. The proportion of cases defibrillated before EMS arrival increased from 5% in 2008 to 20% in 2015 (p
PubMed ID
28238537 View in PubMed
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Determinants of pre-hospital pharmacological intervention and its association with outcome in acute myocardial infarction.

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Source
Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2015;23:105
Publication Type
Article
Date
2015
Author
Rasmus Strandmark
Johan Herlitz
Christer Axelsson
Andreas Claesson
Anders Bremer
Thomas Karlsson
Maria Jimenez-Herrera
Annica Ravn-Fischer
Source
Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2015;23:105
Date
2015
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists - therapeutic use
Aged
Analgesics, Opioid - therapeutic use
Anticoagulants - therapeutic use
Aspirin - therapeutic use
Electrocardiography
Emergency medical services
Female
Humans
Male
Morphine - therapeutic use
Myocardial Infarction - drug therapy
Nitroglycerin - therapeutic use
Oxygen - administration & dosage
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors - therapeutic use
Sweden
Ticlopidine - analogs & derivatives - therapeutic use
Treatment Outcome
Vasodilator Agents - therapeutic use
Abstract
The aim of this study was a) To identify predictors of the use of aspirin in the pre-hospital setting in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and b) To analyze whether the use of any of the recommended medications was associated with outcome.
All patients with a final diagnosis of AMI, transported by the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and admitted to the coronary care unit at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2009-2011, were included.
1,726 patients were included. 58 % received aspirin by the EMS. Ischemic heart disease (IHD) was suspected in 84 %. Among patients who did not receive aspirin IHD was still suspected in 67 %. Among patients in whom IHD was suspected, and who were not on chronic treatment with aspirin the following predicted its pre-hospital use: a) age (odds ratio 0.98; 95 % confidence interval (CI) 0.96-0.99); b) a history of myocardial infarction (2.21; 1.21-4.04); c) priority given by EMS (8.07; 5.42-12.02); d) ST-elevation on ECG on admission to hospital (2.22; 1.50-3.29); e) oxygen saturation > 90 % (3.37; 1.81-6.27). After adjusting for confounders among patients who were not on chronic aspirin, only nitroglycerin of the recommended medications was associated with a reduced risk of death within 1 year (hazard ratio 0.40; 95 % CI 0.23-0.70).
Less than six out of ten patients with AMI received pre-hospital aspirin. Five clinical factors were independently associated with the pre-hospital administration of aspirin. This suggests that the decision to treat is multifactorial, and it highlights the lack of accurate diagnostic tools in the pre-hospital environment. Nitroglycerin was independently associated with a reduced risk of death, suggesting that we select the use for a low-risk cohort.
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Differences and commonalities of national field epidemiology training programmes in Europe.

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Source
Euro Surveill. 2009;14(43)
Publication Type
Article
Date
2009
Author
Krause G.
Aavitsland P.
Alpers K.
Barrasa A.
Bremer V.
Helynck B.
Perra A.
Author Affiliation
Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany. KrauseG@rki.de
Source
Euro Surveill. 2009;14(43)
Date
2009
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Abstract
From 1994 to 2009, national field epidemiology training programmes (FETP) have been installed in Spain, Germany, Italy, France and Norway. During their two year duration, different components of the FETP are devised as follows: 63-79 weeks are spent on projects in hosting institutes, 2-26 weeks in outside projects, 9-30 weeks in courses and modules, and 1-2 weeks in scientific conferences. A considerable proportion of the Spanish FETP has is provided conventional class room training . The content of the modules is very similar for all programmes. Except from the Italian programme, all focus on infectious disease epidemiology. The German and Norwegian programmes are so called EPIET-associated programmesas their participants are integrated in the modules and the supervision offered by EPIET, but salaries, facilitators, and training sites are provided by the national programme. These EPIET-associated programmes require strong communications skills in English. Alumni of all five FETP are generally working within the public health work force in their respective countries or at international level, many of them in leading functions. Although three new FETP have been installed since the last published Euroroundup in Eurosurveillance on European FETP in 2001, the progress with respect to the establishment of national FETP or EPIET-associated programmes has been slow. Member States should be aware of how much support EPIET can offer for the establishment of national FETP or EPIET-associated programmes. However, they also need to be ready to provide the necessary resources, the administrative environment and long-term dedication to make field epidemiology training work.
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