Recent Submissions

  • Obesity as a modifiable risk factor for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

    Adalsteinsdottir, Berglind; Landspitali Natl Univ Hosp Iceland, Div Cardiol, Hringbraut 101, Reykjavik, Iceland (SAGE Publications, 2020-01-13)
  • Identifying Indicators of Healthy Work Environments in Nursing as Determinants of Health in the 21st Century.

    Bragadóttir, Helga; [ 1 ] Univ Iceland, Sch Hlth Sci, Nursing, Reykjavik, Iceland Show more [ 2 ] Landspitali Univ Hosp, Nursing Adm, Reykjavik, Iceland (Springer, 2016-11)
    A paradigm shift is occurring in the definition of health and therefore also in the determinants of health. Social determinants of health, considered by many to be the premises of good health and a purposeful life, are now the focus of attention in determinants of health. These determinants of health bring attention to the conditions in which people are born and live and work. This article proposes that indicators of healthy work environments in nursing can be identified as determinants of health. Study findings from around the world confirm that the health and well-being of nurses and their patients is related to nurses' work and work environments. Therefore, the working lives of nurses should be identified as an inseparable part of their personal lives, leading to consideration of work environments and thereby the quality of nurse's work lives as determinants of health in the 21st century.
  • Is beating heart coronary artery bypass grafting on or off?

    Gudbjartsson, Tomas; 1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland tomasgudbjartsson@hotmail.com. (Oxford University Press, 2016-09)
  • Ethical issues in precision medicine.

    Jonsson, Jon J; Stefansdottir, Vigdis; 1) Department of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Landspitali - National University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland. 2) Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. (Sage Publications, 2019-09-04)
  • Lessons learnt from anonymized review of cases of peripartum hysterectomy by international experts: A qualitative pilot study.

    Jónasdóttir, Eva; Aabakke, Anna J M; Colmorn, Lotte B; Jakobsson, Maija; Äyräs, Outi; Baghestan, Elham; Svanvik, Teresia; van den Akker, Thomas; Bloemenkamp, Kitty; van Roosmalen, Jos; et al. (Wiley, 2019-08)
    Severe obstetric complications are not extensively studied and individual cases are used too little and inappropriately in quality improvement activities, due to limited numbers and prioritization of quantitative research. Nordic and European experts performed a qualitative pilot study using anonymized cases of peripartum hysterectomy. It was feasible to anonymize narratives and we learned lessons in the form of themes for improved clinical care and future research. Therefore, we plan a Nordic anonymized review of the care of women who have undergone peripartum hysterectomy based on narratives. The qualitative outcomes of clinically relevant themes for quality improvement and research will add value to the quantitative analyses from the Nordic medical birth registries. In the longer term, we believe that qualitative audits should be an essential part of the process of continuing improvement in maternity care.
  • In due time.

    Harðardóttir, Hildur; 1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland and Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland. (Wiley, 2019-08)
  • EuGMS Task and Finish group on Fall-Risk-Increasing Drugs (FRIDs): Position on Knowledge Dissemination, Management, and Future Research

    Seppala, L J; van der Velde, N; Masud, T; Blain, H; Petrovic, M; van der Cammen, T J; Szczerbinska, K; Hartikainen, S; Kenny, R A; Ryg, J; et al. (Springer, 2019-02)
    Key summary pointsFalls are under-recognized as adverse drug events.Healthcare professionals are reluctant to withdraw fall-risk-increasing medications.The EuGMS Task and Finish group on fall-risk-increasing drugs (FRIDs) proposes in this paper its recommendations on dissemination of knowledge about, management of, and future research on FRIDs. AbstractFalls are a major public health concern in the older population, and certain medication classes are a significant risk factor for falls. However, knowledge is lacking among both physicians and older people, including caregivers, concerning the role of medication as a risk factor. In the present statement, the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS) Task and Finish group on fall-risk-increasing drugs (FRIDs), in collaboration with the EuGMS Special Interest group on Pharmacology and the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) Geriatric Medicine Section, outlines its position regarding knowledge dissemination on medication-related falls in older people across Europe. The EuGMS Task and Finish group is developing educational materials to facilitate knowledge dissemination for healthcare professionals and older people. In addition, steps in primary prevention through judicious prescribing, deprescribing of FRIDs (withdrawal and dose reduction), and gaps in current research are outlined in this position paper.
  • Editorial comment on: The role of continuous saline bladder irrigation after transurethral resection in patients with high-grade non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer.

    Gudjonsson, Sigurdur; Department of Urology , Landspitali University Hospital, University of Iceland , Reykjavik , Iceland. (Taylor & Francis, 2019-02)
  • Tardy development of safe medicines for children: a Nordic network offers new platform to reduce this inequity.

    Naumburg, Estelle; Rane, Anders; Halvorsen, Thomas; Glosli, Heidi; Henriksen, Tine Brink; Haraldsson, Àsgeir; Kallio, Jaana; Lepola, Pirkko; 1 Department of Clinical Science, Paediatrics, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. 2 Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital (Huddinge site), Stockholm, Sweden. 3 Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway. 4 Department of Paediatrics, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway. 5 Institute for Paediatric Research, Division of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway. 6 Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Deptartment of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Aahus University Hospital, Aahus, Denmark. 7 Faculty of Medicine, Children's Hospital, University of Iceland, Landspítali - University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland. 8 Department of Children and Adolescents, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland. (Wiley, 2019-06)
  • Vaccine implementation reduces inequity.

    Haraldsson, Asgeir; 1 ] Univ Iceland, Fac Med, IS-101 Reykjavik, Iceland Show more [ 2 ] Landspitali Univ Hosp, Childrens Hosp, IS-101 Reykjavik, Iceland (Elsevier Science, 2018-12-01)
  • Promoting cardiac arrhythmia care in Africa: a big challenge that begins with data.

    Arnar, David O; Raatikainen, M J Pekka; 1 Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland, Hringbraut, 101, Reykjavik, Iceland. 2 School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Vatnsmyrarvegur, Reykjavik, Iceland. 3 Department of Cardiology, Heart and Lung Center, Helsinki University Central Hospital, HUS Helsinki, Finland. (Oxford University Press, 2018-09-01)
  • Why does vitreoretinal traction create macular oedema?

    Jonsdottir, Katrin Dilja; Einarsdottir, Anna Bryndis; Stefánsson, Einar; Univ Iceland, Landspitali, Univ Hosp, Reykjavik, Iceland; Landspitali; University Hospital; University of Iceland; Reykjavik Iceland; Landspitali; University Hospital; University of Iceland; Reykjavik Iceland; Landspitali; University Hospital; University of Iceland; Reykjavik Iceland (Wiley, 2018-06)
  • International Forum on GMP-grade human platelet lysate for cell propagation: summary

    Strunk, D.; Lozano, M.; Marks, D.C.; Loh, Y. S.; Gstraunthaler, G.; Schennach, H.; Rohde, E.; Laner-Plamberger, S.; Öller, M.; Nystedt, J.; et al. (Wiley, 2018-01)
  • Foreign citizen mortality in Iceland January 2006 - December 2016.

    Kunz, Sebastian Niko; Bingert, Rebecca; 1 ] Landspitali Univ Hosp Reykjavik, Forens Med Dept, Reykjavik, Iceland Show more [ 2 ] Carl Gustav Carus Tech Univ Dresden, Dresden, Germany (Elsevier Science Ltd., 2017)
    In recent years, tourism has become the number one account for foreign exchange income in Iceland, overtaking the fisheries industry and aluminium production. The rise of tourism has strongly affected Icelandic society in various sectors. With the increase of tourists visiting Iceland, the number of foreign citizens that died and were autopsied also rose.
  • Trichomonas vaginalis is Rare Among Women in Iceland

    Hilmarsdottir, I; Sigmundsdottir, E; Eiriksdottir, A; Golparian, D; Unemo, M; [ 1 ] Landspitali Univ Hosp, Dept Microbiol, IS-101 Reykjavik, Iceland Show more [ 2 ] Landspitali Univ Hosp, Dept Sexually Transmitted Dis, IS-101 Reykjavik, Iceland Show more [ 3 ] Univ Iceland, Fac Med, Reykjavik, Iceland [ 4 ] Iceland Canc Soc, Reykjavik, Iceland Show more [ 5 ] Orebro Univ, Fac Med & Hlth, Dept Lab Med, WHO Collaborating Ctr Gonorrhoea & Other Sexually, Orebro, Sweden (Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 2017)
  • Scientific presentations at the 2017 annual meeting of the Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain (SASP)

    Zoëga, Sigridur; [ 1 ] Univ Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland [ 2 ] Landspitali, Reykjavik, Iceland (Walter De Gruyter, 2017-12-29)
  • The SENATOR project: developing and trialling a novel software engine to optimize medications and nonpharmacological therapy in older people with multimorbidity and polypharmacy

    Soiza, Roy L.; Subbarayan, Selvarani; Antonio, Cherubini; Cruz-Jentoft, Alfonso J.; Petrovic, Mirko; Gudmundsson, Adalsteinn; O’Mahony, Denis; [ 1 ] Aberdeen Royal Infirm, Dept Med Elderly, NHS Grampian, Wards 303-4,Foresterhill Rd, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN, Scotland Show more [ 2 ] Univ Aberdeen, AGEING Res Grp, Aberdeen, Scotland Show more [ 3 ] IRCCS, INRCA, Ancona, Italy Show more [ 4 ] Hosp Univ Ramon & Cajal, Serv Geriatria, Madrid, Spain Show more [ 5 ] Ghent Univ Hosp, Ghent, Belgium Show more [ 6 ] Landspitali Univ Hosp, Reykjavik, Iceland Show more [ 7 ] Univ Coll Cork, Cork, Ireland; Department of Medicine for the Elderly, NHS Grampian, Wards 303/4, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill Road, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN, UK; AGEING Research Group, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK; et al. (SAGE Publications, 2016-11-02)
  • Predictors of the Clinical Course of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis.

    Kalaitzakis, Evangelos; Björnsson, Einar S; Digestive Disease Center, Copenhagen University Hospital/Herlev, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. 2 Department of Gastroenterology, Landspitali University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. Electronic address: einarsb@landspitali.is. (W B Saunders, 2017-06)
  • Proposal for standardized ultrasound descriptors of abnormally invasive placenta (AIP).

    Collins, S L; Ashcroft, A; Braun, T; Calda, P; Langhoff-Roos, J; Morel, O; Stefanovic, V; Tutschek, B; Chantraine, F; [ 1 ] Univ Oxford, Nuffield Dept Obstet & Gynaecol, Oxford, England Show the Organization-Enhanced name(s) [ 2 ] John Radcliffe Hosp, Fetal Med Unit, Oxford OX3 9DU, England Show the Organization-Enhanced name(s) [ 3 ] Study Grp Perinatal Programming, Dept Obstet, Charite Campus Virchow, Berlin, Germany Show the Organization-Enhanced name(s) [ 4 ] Study Grp Perinatal Programming, Div Expt Obstet, Charite Campus Virchow, Berlin, Germany Show the Organization-Enhanced name(s) [ 5 ] Charles Univ Prague, Gen Fac Hosp, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Prague, Czech Republic Show the Organization-Enhanced name(s) [ 6 ] Univ Copenhagen, Rigshosp, Dept Obstet, Copenhagen, Denmark Show the Organization-Enhanced name(s) [ 7 ] Univ Lorraine, Ctr Hosp Reg Univ Nancy, Nancy, France Show the Organization-Enhanced name(s) [ 8 ] Helsinki Univ Hosp, Fetomaternal Med Ctr, Dept Obstet & Gynecol, Helsinki, Finland Show the Organization-Enhanced name(s) [ 9 ] Univ Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland [ 10 ] Prenatal Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Show the Organization-Enhanced name(s) [ 11 ] Univ Dusseldorf, Fac Med, Dusseldorf, Germany Show the Organization-Enhanced name(s) [ 12 ] Univ Liege, CHR Citadelle, Liege, Belgium (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016-03)
  • Validation of self-reported figural drawing scales against anthropometric measurements in adults.

    Dratva, Julia; Bertelsen, Randi; Janson, Christer; Johannessen, Ane; Benediktsdóttir, Bryndis; Bråbäck, Lennart; Dharmage, Shyamali C; Forsberg, Bertil; Gislason, Thorarinn; Jarvis, Debbie; et al. (Cambridge University Press, 2016-08)
    The aim of the present study was to validate figural drawing scales depicting extremely lean to extremely obese subjects to obtain proxies for BMI and waist circumference in postal surveys.

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