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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127668/coordination-through-databases-can-improve-prescribed-burning-as-a-conservation-tool-to-promote-forest-biodiversity
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Ellinor Ramberg, Joachim Strengbom, Gustaf Granath
Prescribed fires are a common nature conservation practice. They are executed by several parties with limited coordination among them, and little consideration for wildfire occurrences and habitat requirements of fire-dependent species. Here, we gathered data on prescribed fires and wildfires in Sweden during 2011-2015 to (i) evaluate the importance and spatial extent of prescribed fires compared to wildfires and (ii) illustrate how a database can be used as a management tool for prescribed fires. We found that on average only 0...
November 10, 2017: Ambio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104438/-my-naturesound-nature-observations-with-sound-recordings
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Veljo Runnel, Marko Peterson, Allan Zirk
Background: Online systems for observation reporting by citizen scientists have been operating for many years. iNaturalist (California Academy of Sciences 2016), eBird (Cornell Lab of Ornithology 2016) and Observado (Observation International 2016) are well-known international systems, Artportalen (Swedish Species Information Centre 2016) and Artsobservasjoner (Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre 2016) are Scandinavian. In addition, databases and online solutions exist that are more directly research-oriented but still offer participation by citizen scientists, such as the PlutoF (University of Tartu Natural History Museum 2016) platform...
2017: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069483/protein-profile-of-mouse-ovarian-follicles-grown-in-vitro
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Amandine Anastácio, Kenny A Rodriguez-Wallberg, Solenne Chardonnet, Cédric Pionneau, Christian Fédérici, Teresa Almeida Santos, Catherine Poirot
STUDY QUESTION: Could the follicle proteome be mapped by identifying specific proteins that are common or differ between three developmental stages from the secondary follicle to the antrum-like stage? SUMMARY ANSWER: From a total of 1401 proteins identified in the follicles, 609 were common to the three developmental stages investigated and 444 were found uniquely at one of the stages. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The importance of the follicle as a functional structure has been recognized; however, up-to-date the proteome of the whole follicle has not been described...
October 23, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058135/the-value-of-patient-global-assessment-in-lumbar-spine-surgery-an-evaluation-based-on-more-than-90-000-patients
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C Parai, O Hägg, B Lind, H Brisby
PURPOSE: There are two, principally different ways to obtain patient opinions regarding the outcome of spine surgery: using prospective multi-item questionnaires preoperatively and at follow-up, and using a retrospective single-item question at follow-up-both methods have distinct advantages and limitations. The purpose of the study was to explore the utility of using the simple transition question global assessment, GA, ("How is your back/leg pain today as compared to before the surgery?") as an overall patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) based on the large real-life database in the Swedish spine registry (Swespine)...
October 20, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049627/international-outcome-inventory-for-hearing-aids-data-from-a-large-swedish-quality-register-database
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Stig Arlinger, Peter Nordqvist, Marie Öberg
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze a database of completed International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA) questionnaires obtained from over 100,000 clients fitted with new hearing aids in Sweden during the period of 2012-2016. Mean IOI-HA total scores were correlated with degree of hearing loss, unilateral versus bilateral fitting, first-time versus return clients, gender, and variation among dispensing clinics. The correlations with expectations, service quality, and technical functioning of the hearing aids were also analyzed...
October 12, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049611/association-of-a-prophylactic-surgical-approach-to-stage-iv-small-intestinal-neuroendocrine-tumors-with-survival
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Kosmas Daskalakis, Andreas Karakatsanis, Ola Hessman, Heather C Stuart, Staffan Welin, Eva Tiensuu Janson, Kjell Öberg, Per Hellman, Olov Norlén, Peter Stålberg
Importance: Primary tumor resection and mesenteric lymph node dissection in asymptomatic patients with stage IV small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors (SI-NETs) are controversial. Objective: To determine the association of locoregional surgery (LRS) performed at diagnosis with outcomes in patients with asymptomatic SI-NETs and distant metastases. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cohort study included asymptomatic patients with stage IV SI-NETs diagnosed from January 1, 1985, through December 31, 2015, and identified using the prospective database of SI-NETs from Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden...
October 19, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044465/morbidity-of-cholecystectomy-and-gastric-bypass-in-a-national-database
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V Wanjura, E Szabo, J Österberg, J Ottosson, L Enochsson, G Sandblom
BACKGROUND: There is a strong association between obesity and gallstones. However, there is no clear evidence regarding the optimal order of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and cholecystectomy when both procedures are clinically indicated. METHODS: Based on cross-matched data from the Swedish Register for Cholecystectomy and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (GallRiks; 79 386 patients) and the Scandinavian Obesity Surgery Registry (SOReg; 36 098 patients) from 2007 to 2013, complication rates, reoperation rates and operation times related to the timing of RYGB and cholecystectomy were explored...
October 18, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020303/risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-following-hemorrhagic-fever-with-renal-syndrome-a-self-controlled-case-series-study
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Anne-Marie Connolly-Andersen, Heather Whitaker, Jonas Klingström, Clas Ahlm
Background: Bleeding is associated with viral hemorrhagic fevers; however, thromboembolic complications has received less attention. Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) is a mild viral hemorrhagic fever caused by Puumala hantavirus. We previously identified HFRS as a risk factor for myocardial infarction and stroke, but the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) is unknown. Methods: Personal identity numbers from the Swedish HFRS database were cross-linked with the Patient Register to obtain information on all causes for hospitalization during 1964 to 2013...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016534/analysis-of-the-citation-of-articles-published-in-the-european-journal-of-emergency-medicine-since-its-foundation
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Inés M Fernández-Guerrero, Francisco J Martín-Sánchez, Guillermo Burillo-Putze, Collin A Graham, Òscar Miró
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the evolution of the citation of articles from the European Journal of Emergency Medicine (EJEM) from 1994 (EJEM foundation) to 2015 and identify highly cited articles and their principal characteristics and determine a possible correlation between the citations counted in different databases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We obtained the articles published in EJEM from 1994 to 2015 in ISI-WoS (main source) and Scopus, Google Scholar, and Medline databases (accessory sources)...
October 9, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016176/witch-persecutions-and-torture-comment-on-alison-and-alison-2017
#10
Rickard L Sjöberg
In their article Alison and Alison (2017) argue that historical experiences speak against the efficacy of torture. In this comment experiences from the witch persecutions in Europe during the 15th to 17th centuries that support this notion are discussed. Converging data suggests that torture was often instrumental in making large numbers of suspects confess to flying children through the air to nocturnal satanic meetings, during this period. A comparison of the number of false self incriminating confessions given during the Swedish witch trial in the parish of Rättvik 1671 (before royal sanction of torture was given) and the parish of Ockelbo 1675 (after royal sanction of torture was given) is used to illustrate this point...
October 2017: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962582/low-levels-of-antibodies-against-common-viruses-associate-with-anti-citrullinated-protein-antibody-positive-rheumatoid-arthritis-implications-for-disease-aetiology
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Natalia Sherina, Hulda S Hreggvidsdottir, Camilla Bengtsson, Monika Hansson, Lena Israelsson, Lars Alfredsson, Karin Lundberg
BACKGROUND: Infection by common viruses has long been discussed in the aetiology of a number of autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, studies investigating this hypothesis in RA show conflicting results. These studies often lack well-matched control populations, and many do not include data on autoantibodies, genetic risk factors and other environmental factors, which are known to contribute to disease only in subgroups of patients. In the present study, we have therefore examined the role of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), cytomegalovirus (CMV) and parvovirus B19 (B19) in RA aetiology, by analysing anti-viral antibodies in relation to anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA), smoking, HLA-DRB1 shared epitope (SE) alleles, and clinical parameters, in both RA patients and matched controls...
September 30, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957848/cardiovascular-outcome-in-treatment-resistant-hypertension-results-from-the-swedish-primary-care-cardiovascular-database-spccd
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Lina Holmqvist, Kristina B Boström, Thomas Kahan, Linus Schiöler, Jan Hasselström, Per Hjerpe, Björn Wettermark, Karin Manhem
OBJECTIVE: To assess cardiovascular outcome in patients with treatment-resistant hypertension (TRH) compared with patients with nontreatment-resistant hypertension (HTN). METHODS: Cohort study with data from 2006 to 2012 derived from the Swedish Primary Care Cardiovascular Database with hypertensive patients aged at least 30 years. TRH was defined as blood pressure at least 140/90 mmHg despite medication adherence to three or more dispensed antihypertensive drug classes...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923026/dementia-and-cognitive-disorder-identified-at-a-forensic-psychiatric-examination-a-study-from-sweden
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Anette Ekström, Marianne Kristiansson, Karin Sparring Björkstén
BACKGROUND: Few studies have addressed the relationship between dementia and crime. We conducted a study of persons who got a primary or secondary diagnosis of dementia or cognitive disorder in a forensic psychiatric examination. METHODS: In Sweden, annually about 500 forensic psychiatric examinations are carried out. All cases from 2008 to 2010 with the diagnoses dementia or cognitive disorder were selected from the database of the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine...
September 18, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888265/temporal-changes-in-myocardial-infarction-incidence-rates-are-associated-with-periods-of-perceived-psychosocial-stress-a-swedeheart-national-registry-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
John Wallert, Claes Held, Guy Madison, Erik Mg Olsson
BACKGROUND: Psychosocial stress might trigger myocardial infarction (MI). Increased MI incidence coincides with recurrent time periods during the year perceived as particularly stressful in the population. METHODS: A stress-triggering hypothesis on the risk of MI onset was investigated with Swedish population data on MI hospital admission date and symptom onset date (N=156,690; 148,176) as registered from 2006 through 2013 in the national quality registry database Swedish Web-system for Enhancement and Development of Evidence-based care in Heart disease Evaluated According to Recommended Therapies (SWEDEHEART)...
September 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882281/the-state-of-the-residential-fire-fatality-problem-in-sweden-epidemiology-risk-factors-and-event-typologies
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Anders Jonsson, Carl Bonander, Finn Nilson, Fredrik Huss
INTRODUCTION: Residential fires represent the largest category of fatal fires in Sweden. The purpose of this study was to describe the epidemiology of fatal residential fires in Sweden and to identify clusters of events. METHOD: Data was collected from a database that combines information on fatal fires with data from forensic examinations and the Swedish Cause of Death-register. Mortality rates were calculated for different strata using population statistics and rescue service turnout reports...
September 2017: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879052/obesity-is-a-strong-predictor-of-worse-clinical-outcomes-and-treatment-responses-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-from-the-swefot-trial
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Adrian Levitsky, Kerstin Brismar, Ingiäld Hafström, Karen Hambardzumyan, Cecilia Lourdudoss, Ronald F van Vollenhoven, Saedis Saevarsdottir
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this paper was to analyse the impact of obesity, in addition to known predictors, on disease outcome in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Body mass index (BMI) was available in 260 patients from the Swedish pharmacotherapy trial (SWEFOT). Differences in disease activity (DAS28), functional impairment (HAQ), pain (Visual Analogue Scale, VAS-pain) and radiographic damage were evaluated over 24 months between BMI categories (obese BMI >30, n=43; overweight BMI=25-29...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874396/body-height-and-incident-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-a-cosibling-design
#17
Bengt Zöller, Jianguang Ji, Jan Sundquist, Kristina Sundquist
BACKGROUND: Body height has been associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), but the association can be confounded with shared familial factors (genetic/environmental). A cosibling design is useful for deeper understanding about the relationship between VTE and height. METHODS AND RESULTS: From Swedish national registry databases, we used a corelative design with full siblings alongside a general Swedish population sample. A cohort of male conscripts (n=1 610 870), born in 1951 to 1992 without previous VTE, was followed from enlistment (1969-2010) until 2012...
October 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873959/sudden-cardiac-death-among-the-young-in-sweden-from-2000-to-2010-an-autopsy-based-study
#18
Aase Wisten, Peter Krantz, Eva-Lena Stattin
Aims: To study the incidence and aetiology of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in 1- to 35-year-olds in Sweden from 2000 to 2010. Methods and results: We used the database of the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine and the Swedish Cause of Death Registry and identified SCD cases by review of forensic files and death certificates. We identified 552 individuals with SCD in 1- to 35-year-olds; 156 (28%) were women. In 393 (71%), a forensic autopsy had been performed; in 131 (24%), a clinical autopsy had been performed; in 28 (5%) with no autopsy, a cardiac disease was diagnosed before death...
August 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857352/hip-fracture-risk-and-safety-with-alendronate-treatment-in-the-oldest-old
#19
K F Axelsson, M Wallander, H Johansson, D Lundh, M Lorentzon
BACKGROUND: There is high evidence for secondary prevention of fractures, including hip fracture, with alendronate treatment, but alendronate's efficacy to prevent hip fractures in the oldest-old (≥80 years old), the population with the highest fracture risk, has not been studied. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether alendronate treatment amongst the oldest-old with prior fracture was related to decreased hip fracture rate and sustained safety. METHODS: Using a national database of men and women undergoing a fall risk assessment at a Swedish healthcare facility, we identified 90 795 patients who were 80 years or older and had a prior fracture...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845900/trends-in-hip-replacements-between-1999-and-2012-in-sweden
#20
Peter Cnudde, Szilard Nemes, Erik Bülow, John Timperley, Henrik Malchau, Johan Kärrholm, Göran Garellick, Ola Rolfson
National Registers document changes in the circumstance, practice, and outcome of surgery with the passage of time. In the context of total hip replacement (THR), registers can help elucidate the relevant factors that affect the clinical outcome. We evaluated the evolution of factors related to patient, surgical procedure, socio-economy, and various outcome parameters after merging databases of the Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Register, Statistics Sweden and the National Board of Health and Welfare. Data on 193,253 THRs (164,113 patients) operated between 1999 and 2012 were merged...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
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