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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293121/the-completeness-of-chest-x-ray-procedure-codes-in-the-danish-national-patient-registry
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Peter Hjertholm, Kaare Rud Flarup, Louise Mahncke Guldbrandt, Peter Vedsted
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this validation study was to assess the completeness of the registrations of chest X-rays (CXR) in two different versions of the Danish National Patient Registry (DNPR). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included electronic record data on CXR performed on patients aged 40 to 99 years from nine radiology departments covering 20 Danish hospitals. From each department, we included data from three randomly selected weeks between 2004 and 2011 (reference standard)...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280390/a-nationwide-population-based-cross-sectional-survey-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-in-denmark-mpnhealthsurvey-survey-design-and-characteristics-of-respondents-and-nonrespondents
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Nana Brochmann, Esben Meulengracht Flachs, Anne Illemann Christensen, Christen Lykkegaard Andersen, Knud Juel, Hans Carl Hasselbalch, Ann-Dorthe Zwisler
OBJECTIVE: The Department of Hematology, Zealand University Hospital, Denmark, and the National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, created the first nationwide, population-based, and the most comprehensive cross-sectional health-related quality of life (HRQoL) survey of patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). In Denmark, all MPN patients are treated in public hospitals and treatments received are free of charge for these patients. Therefore, MPN patients receive the best available treatment to the extent of its suitability for them and if they wish to receive the treatment...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275316/cohort-description-the-danish-study-of-functional-disorders
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Thomas Meinertz Dantoft, Jeanette Frost Ebstrup, Allan Linneberg, Sine Skovbjerg, Anja Lykke Madsen, Jesper Mehlsen, Louise Brinth, Lene Falgaard Eplov, Tina Wisbech Carstensen, Andreas Schroder, Per Klausen Fink, Erik Lykke Mortensen, Torben Hansen, Oluf Pedersen, Torben Jørgensen
The Danish study of Functional Disorders (DanFunD) cohort was initiated to outline the epidemiology of functional somatic syndromes (FSS) and is the first larger coordinated epidemiological study focusing exclusively on FSS. FSS are prevalent in all medical settings and can be defined as syndromes that, after appropriate medical assessment, cannot be explained in terms of a conventional medical or surgical disease. FSS are frequent and the clinical importance varies from vague symptoms to extreme disability...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260946/the-clinical-impact-of-serrated-colorectal-polyps
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REVIEW
Brendon M O'Connell, Seth D Crockett
Serrated polyps (SPs) of the colorectum pose a novel challenge to practicing gastroenterologists. Previously thought benign and unimportant, there is now compelling evidence that SPs are responsible for a significant percentage of incident colorectal cancer worldwide. In contrast to conventional adenomas, which tend to be slow growing and polypoid, SPs have unique features that undermine current screening and surveillance practices. For example, sessile serrated polyps (SSPs) are flat, predominately right-sided, and thought to have the potential for rapid growth...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255255/validity-of-data-in-the-danish-colorectal-cancer-screening-database
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Mette Kielsholm Thomsen, Sisse Helle Njor, Morten Rasmussen, Dorte Linnemann, Berit Andersen, Gunnar Baatrup, Lennart Jan Friis-Hansen, Jens Christian Riis Jørgensen, Ellen Margrethe Mikkelsen
BACKGROUND: In Denmark, a nationwide screening program for colorectal cancer was implemented in March 2014. Along with this, a clinical database for program monitoring and research purposes was established. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to estimate the agreement and validity of diagnosis and procedure codes in the Danish Colorectal Cancer Screening Database (DCCSD). METHODS: All individuals with a positive immunochemical fecal occult blood test (iFOBT) result who were invited to screening in the first 3 months since program initiation were identified...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243149/antiepileptic-drugs-prescribed-in-pregnancy-and-prevalence-of-major-congenital-malformations-comparative-prevalence-studies
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Irene Petersen, Shuk-Li Collings, Rachel L McCrea, Irwin Nazareth, David P Osborn, Phil J Cowen, Cormac J Sammon
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of major congenital malformations associated with antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment in pregnancy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Using data from The Health Improvement Network, we identified women who have given live birth and their offspring. Four subgroups were selected based on the AED treatment in early pregnancy, valproate, carbamazepine, lamotrigine and women not receiving AED treatment. We compared the prevalence of major congenital malformations within children of these four groups and estimated prevalence ratios (PRs) using Poisson regression adjusted for maternal age, sex of child, quintiles of Townsend deprivation score and indication for treatment...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243148/challenges-for-a-successful-career-as-a-phd-student
#7
Ana Luiza Zaninotto, Tatiana Saito Paiva, Marcia André, Beatriz Silva Mattos, Wellingson Silva Paiva
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228662/risk-of-gynecomastia-and-breast-cancer-associated-with-the-use-of-5-alpha-reductase-inhibitors-for-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
#8
Katrina Wilcox Hagberg, Hozefa A Divan, Shona C Fang, J Curtis Nickel, Susan S Jick
BACKGROUND: Clinical trial results suggest that 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (5ARIs) for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) may increase the risk of gynecomastia and male breast cancer, but epidemiological studies have been limited. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a cohort study with nested case-control analyses using the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink. We identified men diagnosed with BPH who were free from Klinefelter syndrome, prostate, genital or urinary cancer, prostatectomy or orchiectomy, or evidence of gynecomastia or breast cancer...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223847/evaluation-of-icd-10-algorithms-to-identify-hypopituitary-patients-in-the-danish-national-patient-registry
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Agnethe Berglund, Morten Olsen, Marianne Andersen, Eigil Husted Nielsen, Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen, Caroline Kistorp, Claus Højbjerg Gravholt, Kirstine Stochhholm
OBJECTIVE: Routinely collected health data may be valuable sources for conducting research. This study aimed to evaluate the validity of algorithms detecting hypopituitary patients in the Danish National Patient Registry (DNPR) using medical records as reference standard. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Patients with International Classification of Diseases (10th edition [ICD-10]) diagnoses of hypopituitarism, or other diagnoses of pituitary disorders assumed to be associated with an increased risk of hypopituitarism, recorded in the DNPR during 2000-2012 were identified...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203107/clinical-validation-of-immunoglobulin-a-nephropathy-diagnosis-in-swedish-biopsy-registers
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Simon Jarrick, Sigrid Lundberg, Adina Welander, C Michael Fored, Jonas F Ludvigsson
AIMS: The aims of this study were to validate the diagnosis of IgA nephropathy (IgAN) in Swedish biopsy registers against patient charts and to describe the clinical characteristics of patients with a biopsy indicating IgAN. METHODS: This is a population-based cohort study. Out of 4,069 individuals with a renal biopsy consistent with IgAN (biopsies performed in 1974-2011), this study reviewed patient charts of a random subset of 127 individuals. Clinical and biopsy characteristics at the time of biopsy were evaluated, and positive predictive values (PPV) were calculated with 95% confidence intervals (CI)...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182159/incidence-type-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-risk-factors-for-stroke-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Cecilia Johansson, Erik Dahlqvist, Jonas Andersson, Jan-Håkan Jansson, Lars Johansson
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to estimate the incidence of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter (AF), to assess the presence of provoking factors and risk factors for stroke and systemic embolism, and to determine the type of AF in patients with first-diagnosed AF. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cohort study was performed in northern Sweden between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012. Diagnosis registries were searched for the International Classification of Diseases-10 code for AF (I48) to identify cases of incident AF...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182137/comment-on-an-algorithm-for-identification-and-classification-of-individuals-with-type-1-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-large-primary-care-database-written-by-sharma-et-al
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176979/risk-of-pneumonia-and-urinary-tract-infection-within-the-first-week-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-and-the-impact-on-survival
#13
Eva N Glassou, Torben B Hansen, Alma B Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia and urinary tract infections (UTIs) increase morbidity and mortality. There is little epidemiological evidence from large population-based studies on risk factors for these infections and subsequent mortality in total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients. AIM: To examine the risk factors of postoperative pneumonia and UTI after THA and their impact on survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used the Danish Hip Arthroplasty Register to identify THAs due to osteoarthritis registered from 2000 to 2013...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176959/a-systematic-literature-review-on-the-efficacy-effectiveness-gap-comparison-of-randomized-controlled-trials-and-observational-studies-of-glucose-lowering-drugs
#14
REVIEW
Mikkel Z Ankarfeldt, Erpur Adalsteinsson, Rolf Hh Groenwold, M Sanni Ali, Olaf H Klungel
AIM: To identify a potential efficacy-effectiveness gap and possible explanations (drivers of effectiveness) for differences between results of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies investigating glucose-lowering drugs. METHODS: A systematic literature review was conducted in English language articles published between 1 January, 2000 and 31 January, 2015 describing either RCTs or observational studies comparing glucagon-like peptide-1 analogs (GLP-1) with insulin or comparing dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4i) with sulfonylurea, all with change in glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) as outcome...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176886/assessment-of-channeling-bias-among-initiators-of-glucose-lowering-drugs-a-uk-cohort-study
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Mikkel Z Ankarfeldt, Brian L Thorsted, Rolf Hh Groenwold, Erpur Adalsteinsson, M Sanni Ali, Olaf H Klungel
BACKGROUND: Channeling bias may occur when a newly marketed drug and an established drug, despite similar indications, are prescribed to patients with different prognostic characteristics (ie, confounding). AIM: To investigate channeling bias and its impact on relative effectiveness of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogs versus basal insulin and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4i) versus sulfonylurea. METHODS: In the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink, patients with type 2 diabetes initiating treatment between 2006 and 2015 were included...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115873/causal-inference-as-an-emerging-statistical-approach-in-neurology-an-example-for-epilepsy-in-the-elderly
#16
REVIEW
Lidia Mvr Moura, M Brandon Westover, David Kwasnik, Andrew J Cole, John Hsu
The elderly population faces an increasing number of cases of chronic neurological conditions, such as epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease. Because the elderly with epilepsy are commonly excluded from randomized controlled clinical trials, there are few rigorous studies to guide clinical practice. When the elderly are eligible for trials, they either rarely participate or frequently have poor adherence to therapy, thus limiting both generalizability and validity. In contrast, large observational data sets are increasingly available, but are susceptible to bias when using common analytic approaches...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053555/antinuclear-antibody-prevalence-in-a-general-pediatric-cohort-from-mexico-city-discordance-between-immunofluorescence-and-multiplex-assays
#17
Emily C Somers, Seetha U Monrad, Jeffrey S Warren, Maritsa Solano, Lourdes Schnaas, Mauricio Hernandez-Avila, Martha Maria Tellez-Rojo, Howard Hu
OBJECTIVE: To characterize antinuclear antibody (ANA) prevalence according to distinct assay methodologies in a pediatric cohort from Mexico City, and to further examine associations with age and sex. METHODS: Serum ANA were measured by indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) and multiplex immunoassay in 114 children aged 9-17 years. IFA was considered positive at a cutoff titer of ≥1:80. Agreement between assay methods was assessed by kappa statistic. Sensitivity, specificity, and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) of the multiplex were computed with IFA as the reference standard...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008283/validation-of-celiac-disease-diagnoses-recorded-in-the-danish-national-patient-register-using-duodenal-biopsies-celiac-disease-specific-antibodies-and-human-leukocyte-antigen-genotypes
#18
Stine Dydensborg Sander, Ketil Størdal, Tine Plato Hansen, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, Joseph A Murray, Søren Thue Lillevang, Steffen Husby
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to validate the celiac disease diagnoses recorded in the Danish National Patient Register. To validate the diagnoses, we used information on duodenal biopsies from a national register of pathology reports (the Patobank) and information on celiac disease-specific antibodies and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genotypes obtained from patient medical records. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included all the children who were born from 1995 to 2012 and who were registered as having celiac disease in the Danish National Patient Register...
2016: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920579/validation-of-diagnostic-codes-for-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-in-the-danish-national-patient-registry
#19
Signe Vaeth, Uffe Birk Jensen, Rikke Christensen, Henning Andersen
PURPOSE: To validate the diagnostic codes for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) in the Danish National Patient Registry (DNPR) using positive predictive value (PPV) as a measure of validity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used the DNPR to identify all patients diagnosed with at least one primary CMT diagnosis at a specialized department in the Central Denmark Region during the period 1977-2012. From this population, we randomly selected 123 patients for the validation study...
2016: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920578/recording-of-hospitalizations-for-acute-exacerbations-of-copd-in-uk-electronic-health-care-records
#20
Kieran J Rothnie, Hana Müllerová, Sara L Thomas, Joht S Chandan, Liam Smeeth, John R Hurst, Kourtney Davis, Jennifer K Quint
BACKGROUND: Accurate identification of hospitalizations for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) within electronic health care records is important for research, public health, and to inform health care utilization and service provision. We aimed to develop a strategy to identify hospitalizations for AECOPD in secondary care data and to investigate the validity of strategies to identify hospitalizations for AECOPD in primary care data. METHODS: We identified patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) with linked Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) data...
2016: Clinical Epidemiology
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