Recent Submissions

  • 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)
  • Precision Medicine and Advancing Clinical Care: Insights From Iceland.

    Arnar, David O; Palsson, Runolfur; 1 Division of Cardiology, Internal Medicine Services, Landspitali-The National University Hospital of Iceland, Reykjavik. 2 Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik. 3 Division of Nephrology, Internal Medicine Services, Landspitali-The National University Hospital of Iceland, Reykjavik. (American Medical Association, 2018-12-10)
  • 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)
  • Following the genetic clues towards treatment of hand OA.

    Jonsson, Helgi; Landspitali University Hospital, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. (Nature Pub. Group, 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.
  • Rheology and the Eye: blood, tears and other humours.

    Stefánsson, E; Snead, M P; [ 1 ] Univ Iceland, Natl Univ Hosp, Reykjavik, Iceland Show more [ 2 ] Addenbrookes Hosp, Cambridge Univ NHS Fdn Trust, Vitreoretinal Serv, Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, England (Nature Publishing Group, 2018-02)
  • Evidence, Not Evangelism, for Dietary Recommendations.

    O'Keefe, James H; DiNicolantonio, James J; Sigurdsson, Axel F; Ros, Emilio; 1 ] St Lukes Hosp, Mid Amer Heart Inst, Kansas City, MO 64111 USA Show more [ 2 ] Landspitali Univ Hosp, Dept Cardiol, Reykjavik, Iceland Show more [ 3 ] Hosp Clin Barcelona, Inst Invest Biomed August Pi Sunyer, Endocrinol & Nutr Serv, Lipid Clin, Barcelona, Spain [ 4 ] Inst Salud Carlos III ISCIII, CIBER Fisiopatol Obesidad & Nutr CIBEROBN, Madrid, Spain (Elsevier Science, 2018-02)
  • Mortality associated with drug-induced liver injury (DILI)

    Björnsson, Einar S.; Björnsson, Helgi K.; [ 1 ] Landspitali Natl Univ Hosp Iceland, Dept Internal Med, Div Gastroenterol & Hepatol, Reykjavik, Iceland Show more [ 2 ] Univ Iceland, Fac Med, Reykjavik, Iceland [ 3 ] Landspitali Natl Univ Hosp Iceland, Dept Internal Med, Reykjavik, Iceland (AME PUBL CO, 2017-12-19)
  • 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)
  • Changing diagnosis codes for lower respiratory tract infections can confound longitudinal studies.

    Kristjánsson, Sigurdur; ] Landspitali Univ Hosp, Childrens Hosp Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland (Wiley, 2017-11)

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