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Source
Inuit Circumpolar Conference (Canada). Ottawa, ON. 54 p.
Publication Type
Report
Source
Inuit Circumpolar Conference (Canada). Ottawa, ON. 54 p.
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Greenland
Russia
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
Keywords
Alaska
Chukotka
Climate change
Arctic Council
Biodiversity
Human Rights
Environment
Sustainable development
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Age-related macular degeneration among the Inuit in Greenland

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Pages 320-323 in J. Lepp�¤luoto, ed. Circumpolar Health 2003. Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Nuuk, Greenland, September 10-14, 2003. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 2004;63(Suppl.2)
Publication Type
Article
Date
2004
  1 document  
Author
Andersen, N
Author Affiliation
Department of Ophthalmology, Rigshospitalet, The University Hospital of Copenhagen, Denmark
Source
Pages 320-323 in J. Lepp�¤luoto, ed. Circumpolar Health 2003. Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Nuuk, Greenland, September 10-14, 2003. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 2004;63(Suppl.2)
Date
2004
Language
English
Geographic Location
Greenland
Publication Type
Article
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Cross-Sectional Studies
Greenland - epidemiology
Humans
Inuits - statistics & numerical data
Macular degeneration - epidemiology - ethnology
Middle Aged
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Visual impairment
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the clinical appearance and prevalence of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) among the Inuit in Greenland, to investigate risk factors and to initiate the search for possible genetic markers. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional population study including all individuals older than 60 years of age, born in Greenland and living in the communities of Nuuk and Sisimiut, was performed in 2000 and 2001. METHODS: All participants underwent an ophthalmologic examination, which was complemented by fundus photography and a questionnaire. RESULTS: 689 individuals, or more than 70%, participated in the study. Data are currently being processed. The preliminary data suggest that AMD among the Inuit is characterised by a rather uniform morphology and poor visual outcome. The detection of more cases of AMD in the early and late stages in relation to intermediate stages furthermore indicates a rapid development of AMD among the Inuit. CONCLUSION: The relative homogeneity of the Inuit population of Greenland may represent an opportunity for identifying the aetiological factors responsible for the development of AMD. The future results of this research project will hopefully also contribute towards an increased focus on the growing number of individuals with visual impairment due to AMD among the Inuit.
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15736677 View in PubMed
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AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases in the arctic regions.

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Arctic Medical Research. 1990; 49 Suppl 3:1-38. Proceedings of the Circumpolar Meeting on AIDS Prevention, Ilulissat, Greenland, September 26-28, 1989.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1990
Source
Arctic Medical Research. 1990; 49 Suppl 3:1-38. Proceedings of the Circumpolar Meeting on AIDS Prevention, Ilulissat, Greenland, September 26-28, 1989.
Date
1990
Language
English
Geographic Location
Multi-National
Greenland
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
AIDS
HIV
Population
Syphilis
Gonorrhea
Homosexuality
Health education
STD
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - epidemiology - prevention & control - transmission
Adolescent
Adult
Arctic Regions - epidemiology
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Gonorrhea - epidemiology - prevention & control - transmission
HIV Seropositivity - epidemiology
Humans
Infant
Male
Middle Aged
Sexual Behavior
Syphilis - epidemiology - prevention & control - transmission
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 1891.
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Alcohol and other drug use among students in Greenland--A comparison between some 1999 and 2003 ESPAD data

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Pages 410-413 in J. Lepp�?�¤luoto, ed. Circumpolar Health 2003. Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Nuuk, Greenland, September 10-14, 2003. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 2004;63(Suppl.2)
Publication Type
Article
Date
2004
  1 document  
Author
Poppel, B
Andersen, T
Author Affiliation
Statistics Greenland, Nuuk, Greenland
Source
Pages 410-413 in J. Lepp�?�¤luoto, ed. Circumpolar Health 2003. Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Nuuk, Greenland, September 10-14, 2003. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 2004;63(Suppl.2)
Date
2004
Language
English
Geographic Location
Greenland
Publication Type
Article
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Adolescent
Alcohol drinking - epidemiology
Comparative Study
Greenland - epidemiology
Humans
Smoking - epidemiology
Students - psychology
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: Smoking and drinking habits among young people are of great concern in Greenland. The Home Rule government has through the Department of Prevention (PAARISA) carried out several campaigns to highlight the risks of smoking and drinking alcohol. To monitor the changes in these habits Greenland has participated in the European Survey Project on Alcohol and Drugs (ESPAD) in 1999 and 2003. The objective of this article is to make some preliminary comparisons between the 1999 and 2003 survey results on smoking and drinking alcohol. STUDY DESIGN/METHODS: The survey population in both the 1999 and 2003 surveys are all students in the 9th, 10th and 11th grade (persons between 14 and 16 years old). Hence the surveys include students born in 1982-84 and 1986-88, respectively. The ESPAD questionnaire focuses on alcohol and other drug use, but it also includes questions on lifestyle, relations to family and friends and the students' perception of their living conditions. Only answers from respondents born in 1983-84 and 1987-88 and only questions on smoking and drinking habits are analysed in this article. RESULTS/CONCLUSION: Smoking and alcohol drinking among students aged 14-16 years has been decreasing from 1999 to 2003 measured by use during the last 30 days. The same trends cannot be found in students' use of marijuana/hashish and sniffing different substances.
PubMed ID
15736695 View in PubMed
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Pages 596-597 in H. Linderholm et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 87. Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Umeå, Sweden, 1987. Arctic Medical Research. 1988;47 Supp 1.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1988
  1 document  
Author
Bjerregaard, P.
Author Affiliation
Danish Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, Coppenhagen, Denmark
Source
Pages 596-597 in H. Linderholm et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 87. Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Umeå, Sweden, 1987. Arctic Medical Research. 1988;47 Supp 1.
Date
1988
Language
English
Geographic Location
Greenland
Publication Type
Article
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Alcoholism - mortality
Cause of Death
Child
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Greenland
Humans
Incidence
Male
Middle Aged
PubMed ID
3272695 View in PubMed
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Annual Report 2009-2010 : Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada).

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Source
Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada). Ottawa, ON. 33 p.
Publication Type
Report
://www.icc.hotbox.ru/ http://www.inuit.org/ ANNUAL REPORT 2009-2010 ii Table of Contents Message From ICC Canada President, Duane Smith 1 ICC Activities 2 Human Rights 2 Arctic Council 3 Government Relations 5 Languages 6 Environment and Sustainable Development 7 Climate Change 7
  1 document  
Source
Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada). Ottawa, ON. 33 p.
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Greenland
Russia
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
File Size
2148858
Keywords
Inuit
Human Rights
Biodiversity
Language
Health
Contaminants
Documents

20092010iccannualreport.pdf

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An outbreak of infectious hepatitis in Southwest Greenland, 1971. An epidemiological and serological evaluation.

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Source
Scand J Infect Dis. 1972;4(2):73-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
1972

Anterior chamber depth in Eskimos from Greenland, Canada (Igloolik) and Alaska (Wainwright). A preliminary report.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature138
Source
Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. 1973 Apr; 8(2):265-269.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1973
Author
Alsbirk, P.H.
Forsius, H.
Author Affiliation
University of Odense
Source
Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. 1973 Apr; 8(2):265-269.
Date
1973
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
U.S.
Greenland
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Igloolik
Wainwright
Adolescent
Adult
Age Factors
Aged
Alaska
Anterior Chamber - anatomy & histology
Canada
Child
European Continental Ancestry Group
Glaucoma - epidemiology
Greenland
Humans
Inuits
Mass Screening
Middle Aged
Myopia - epidemiology
Refraction, Ocular
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 2468.
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Antibiotic therapy of meningitis caused by ampicillin-resistant Haemophilus influenzae in Denmark and Greenland 1981 to 1987.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature38402
Source
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 1988 Oct;7(5):646-50
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-1988
Author
T. Cordtz
O B Jepsen
M. Arpi
P. Hønberg
Author Affiliation
National Center for Hospital Hygiene, Copenhagen S, Denmark.
Source
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 1988 Oct;7(5):646-50
Date
Oct-1988
Language
English
Geographic Location
Denmark
Greenland
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Ampicillin - pharmacology - therapeutic use
Anti-Bacterial Agents - therapeutic use
Child, Preschool
Comparative Study
Denmark
Greenland
Haemophilus influenzae - drug effects
Humans
Infant
Meningitis, Haemophilus - drug therapy - epidemiology - microbiology
Penicillin resistance
Retrospective Studies
Time Factors
Abstract
A survey was performed in Denmark and Greenland in order to determine whether the current recommendation of ampicillin (400 mg/kg/day) for initial treatment of purulent meningitis is appropriate. Data obtained 1981-1987 in an ongoing nationwide programme for surveillance of ampicillin-resistant Haemophilus species was analysed, and patient records of 21 cases of meningitis caused by ampicillin-resistant Haemophilus influenzae strains (17 in Denmark, 4 in Greenland) reported in the period 1981-1987 were reviewed. In Denmark the overall rate of ampicillin-resistant Haemophilus influenzae was estimated to be approximately 2% for the study period, and the average rate of resistant isolates from spinal fluid was 5.2% (range 0-12.3%). The incidence of meningitis caused by ampicillin-resistant Haemophilus influenzae strains remained low in the Danish population (around 0.05/100,000/year) except for a peak in 1985. The overall mortality rate of Haemophilus influenzae meningitis for the study period was 2.4%, which was the same as before 1980. In Greenland the actual number of cases of meningitis caused by ampicillin-resistant Haemophilus influenzae was small, but the incidence was at least 40 to 80 times higher than in Denmark with a high mortality rate (50%). These observations prompted revision of the antibiotic regimen in Greenland, whereas the regimen was considered appropriate in Denmark.
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3143574 View in PubMed
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Antimicrobial susceptibility of Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains isolated in Nuuk, Greenland during 1998-1999.

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Source
Int J STD AIDS. 2002 Dec;13(12):826-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-2002
Author
D. Dragsted
P. Poulsen
C. Nørgaard
I. Lind
Author Affiliation
WHO Collaborating Centrefor Reference and Research in Gonococci, Neisseria Unit, Department of Respiratory Infections, Meningitis and STIs, Statens Serum Institut, Artillerivei 5, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark. dmd@ssi.dk
Source
Int J STD AIDS. 2002 Dec;13(12):826-8
Date
Dec-2002
Language
English
Geographic Location
Greenland
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Anti-Infective Agents - pharmacology - therapeutic use
Child
Ciprofloxacin - pharmacology - therapeutic use
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Female
Gonorrhea - drug therapy
Greenland - epidemiology
Humans
Male
Microbial Sensitivity Tests - methods
Middle Aged
Neisseria gonorrhoeae - classification - drug effects - isolation & purification
Penicillins - pharmacology - therapeutic use
Abstract
Sixty-one gonococcal strains isolated in Greenland during 1998-1999 were tested locally for susceptibility to penicillin and ciprofloxacin by a disc diffusion method (Rosco) and at the reference laboratory in Copenhagen by the agar dilution method and the E-test, showed that more than 60% of the strains were less susceptible or resistant to penicillin (minimum inhibitory concentration [MIC] > or = 0.25 mg/L), indicating that penicillin should not be used as a first line drug for the treatment of gonorrhoea in Greenland. The Rosco disc diffusion method only identified 8% of strains as less susceptible to penicillin. Ciprofloxacin can still be used as a first line drug for treatment of gonorrhoea in Greenland since decreased susceptibility was only seen in one imported strain. However, the decreased susceptibility in this strain was not identified by the Rosco disc diffusion test, therefore the future local surveillance of antibiotic resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae will be based on MIC determinations.
PubMed ID
12537735 View in PubMed
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