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Are Danish doctors comfortable teaching in English?

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature279593
Source
BMC Res Notes. 2016 Aug 27;9(1):420
Publication Type
Article
Date
Aug-27-2016
Author
L. Nilas
E C Løkkegaard
J B Laursen
J. Kling
D. Cortes
Source
BMC Res Notes. 2016 Aug 27;9(1):420
Date
Aug-27-2016
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Denmark
Education, Medical
Humans
Language
Linguistics
Physicians
Self-Assessment
Writing
Abstract
From 2012-2015, the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of Pediatrics at the University of Copenhagen conducted a project, "Internationalization at Home ", offering clinical teaching in English. The project allowed international students to work with Danish speaking students in a clinical setting. Using semi-quantitative questionnaires to 89 clinicians about use of English and need for training, this paper considers if Danish clinical doctors are prepared to teach in English.
The majority self-assessed their English proficiency between seven and eight on a 10 unit visual analogue scale, with 10 equivalent to working in Danish, while 15 % rated five or less. However, one-fourth found teaching and writing in English to be twice as difficult than in Danish, and 12 % rated all teaching tasks in English at four or less compared to Danish. The self-assessed need for additional English skills was perceived low.
Teaching in English was rated as 30 % more difficult than in Danish, and a significant subgroup of doctors had difficulties in all forms of communication in English, resulting in challenges when introducing international students in non-native English speaking medical departments.
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27568009 View in PubMed
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Emergency contraception: knowledge and use among Danish women requesting termination of pregnancy.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature63584
Source
Contraception. 2002 Dec;66(6):427-31
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-2002
Author
A. Perslev
C. Rørbye
H C Boesen
M. Nørgaard
L. Nilas
Author Affiliation
Department of Gynaecology, Hvidovre Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark.
Source
Contraception. 2002 Dec;66(6):427-31
Date
Dec-2002
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Abortion, Induced
Adolescent
Adult
Age Factors
Contraception
Contraceptives, Postcoital
Denmark
Educational Status
Female
Gestational Age
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Parity
Pregnancy
Questionnaires
Abstract
The aim of this study was to describe knowledge about and use of emergency contraception (EC) among Danish women requesting termination of pregnancy. The study included 1514 women (response rate 83.7%) referred during the period August 2000 to May 2001. Sufficient knowledge of EC was defined as knowledge about both the correct time limit and where to acquire the EC. We found adequate knowledge in 44.7%. These women were typically younger, better educated and more often singles, nulliparae, and users of contraception. No relation was found to the type of contraception used or to previous terminations of pregnancies. EC was used in the actual pregnancy by 6.6% and 24.1% had used it previously. Actual or formers users were characterized in the same way. The general knowledge about EC has not improved significantly during the last few years and there is still need for information about the correct use of EC.
PubMed ID
12499035 View in PubMed
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[Ovarian function after premenopausal hysterectomy]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature54969
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 1993 Nov 22;155(47):3818-22
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-22-1993
Author
L. Nilas
A. Loft
Author Affiliation
Gynaekologisk-obstetrisk afdeling, Hvidovre Hospital, København.
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 1993 Nov 22;155(47):3818-22
Date
Nov-22-1993
Language
Danish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Climacteric
Coronary Disease - etiology
English Abstract
Female
Humans
Hysterectomy - adverse effects - statistics & numerical data
Menopause
Ovary - physiopathology
Risk factors
Abstract
In Denmark, about 6000 hysterectomies are performed annually, and about 75% are performed on benign indications in women less than 50 years of age. When deciding on oophorectomia per occasionem, the risk of disease in the retained ovaries must be weighed against the advantages of continued ovarian function. The literature about ovarian function after hysterectomy consists predominantly of older, retrospective and uncontrolled investigations describing earlier menopause, increased frequency of climacteric symptoms and increased risk of benign ovarian cysts. Hysterectomy is followed by histological changes in the retained ovaries, but a significant reduction in the ovarian hormone production is not documented. Several studies have indicated that hysterectomy is followed by an increased risk of ischaemic heart disease, but the literature is equivocal. A possible explanation for the altered ovarian function after hysterectomy is reduced ovarian blood supply caused by the operation, but the existence of a direct endocrine function of the uterus can not be excluded. Solid prospective studies of the ovarian function following hysterectomy are needed.
Notes
Comment In: Ugeskr Laeger. 1994 Feb 21;156(8):11568116100
PubMed ID
8256381 View in PubMed
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Parity and risk of diabetes in a Danish nationwide birth cohort.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature138548
Source
Diabet Med. 2011 Jan;28(1):43-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-2011
Author
K V Naver
S. Lundbye-Christensen
A. Gorst-Rasmussen
L. Nilas
N J Secher
S. Rasmussen
P. Ovesen
Author Affiliation
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark. kvnaver@gmail.com
Source
Diabet Med. 2011 Jan;28(1):43-7
Date
Jan-2011
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Denmark - epidemiology
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 - epidemiology
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Male
Parity
Pregnancy
Pregnancy in Diabetics - epidemiology
Proportional Hazards Models
Registries - statistics & numerical data
Risk factors
Abstract
The purpose was to elucidate the association between parity and the incidence of diabetes using national register data.
The study population consisted of all Danish women with a singleton delivery in 1982/1983 (n = 100,669), who subsequently had 74,966 deliveries. The included women were followed up via registries until the end of 2006 for subsequent deliveries, diagnosis of diabetes and death/emigration.
A total of 2021 cases (2.0%) were diagnosed with diabetes in connection with hospitalization or outpatient treatment during follow-up. Analyses were adjusted for fetal weight and duration of gestation, both at index pregnancy. Cox regression analysis with parity as a time-varying exposure, stratified in two age groups, showed an association between parity and risk of a diagnosis of diabetes. In women 33 years of age, parity 2 was associated with a significantly lower risk of diabetes diagnosis compared with parity 1, whereas parity 4 + was associated with a significantly higher risk of diabetes diagnosis compared with parity 1.
The study shows that the risk of diabetes diagnosis increases with parity in young Danish women. This may support a causal association between diabetes and parity.
PubMed ID
21166844 View in PubMed
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Regional bone mineral in healthy and osteoporotic women: a cross-sectional study.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature229718
Source
Scand J Clin Lab Invest. 1989 Dec;49(8):739-49
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-1989
Author
A. Gotfredsen
L. Nilas
J. Pødenphant
A. Hadberg
C. Christiansen
Author Affiliation
Department of Clinical Chemistry, Glostrup Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Source
Scand J Clin Lab Invest. 1989 Dec;49(8):739-49
Date
Dec-1989
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Absorptiometry, Photon
Adult
Age Factors
Aged
Bone Density
Cross-Sectional Studies
Denmark - epidemiology
Female
Humans
Middle Aged
Osteoporosis - epidemiology - metabolism
Abstract
Regional bone mineral content and density (BMC and BMD) was measured in six regions (head, arms, chest, spine, pelvis, and legs) using dual photon 153Gd absorptiometry (DPA) in 128 healthy women aged 21-77 years, and in 45 women presenting with Colles' fracture (mean age 65 years), 46 women with vertebral crush or wedge fracture (mean age 68 years), and 27 women with femoral neck-fracture (mean age 74 years). The age-related normal bone loss was generalized, uniformly distributed, and best described by a combination of a premenopausal linear and a postmenopausal exponential regression in all six regions. Looking at BMD, the overall expected bone loss from age 20 to age 80 was approximately 20% in all the regions. When the fracture patients were examined, we found also generalized bone deficit as the prominent feature, amounting to about 20% of the premenopausal level for Colles' and spinal fractures, and about 25% for femoral neck-fracture. However, there was a regional bias in the fracture patients, as the Colles' and spinal fracture patients had a preferential reduction in spinal and pelvic BMD, whereas the patients with femoral neck-fracture had a preferential reduction in pelvic and leg BMD. We conclude that age-related and osteoporotic bone loss is generalized. Furthermore, we propose that regional differences in osteoporotic bone loss are brought about by a simple biological variability of the range of (i) relative amount of trabecular and cortical bone, (ii) rate of loss in the two types of bone tissue, and (iii) time of onset of trabecular relative to cortical bone loss.
PubMed ID
2617131 View in PubMed
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