• Salami slicers and other intellectual irregulars

      Geirsson, R T (Blackwell Munksgaard, 2008)
      [No abstract available]
    • Scientific contributions and citations [editorial]

      Stefansson, Einar (Munksgaard, 2005-06-01)
      The academic and economic strength of Acta is based on the quality of Nordic ophthalmology. Acta has modernized in recent years, introducing computer technology and Internet use into manuscript submission and processing, as well as electronic publishing and access. The academic quality of the journal is ever increasing, as is its international exposure. The readership of Acta consists of practically all ophthalmologists in the Nordic countries and subscribers and libraries all over the world. Online usage of Acta has been increasing rapidly, with more than 100 000 articles downloaded in 2004 (Fig. 1). Online access to Acta is utilized by ophthalmologists and eye health care researchers all over the world: in 2004, for example, more than 2400 articles were downloaded in Australia and 2200 in South Korea.
    • 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)
    • Shared symptoms in rheumatic diseases: A blessing or a curse?

      Huizinga, TW; Gröndal, G; Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands. (Wiley-Liss, Inc., 2009-08-27)
      [No abstract available]
    • Solving the enigma of exfoliation glaucoma: a breakthrough in glaucoma research [editorial]

      Jonasson, Fridbert (Munksgaard, 2007-12-01)
      Exfoliation syndrome (XFS) is an age-related disorder common in many populations although there are also considerable ethnic and geographical differences (Ringvold 1999). XFS is characterized by the accumulation of abnormal microfibrillar deposits that line the aqueous bathed surfaces of the anterior segment of the eye; this may lead to elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) and exfoliation glaucoma (XFG), the latter being characterized by rapid progression, high resistance to medical therapy and worse prognosis than primary open-angle glaucoma (Schlotzer-Schrehardt & Naumann 2006). This condition was first reported by the Finnish ophthalmologist Lindberg in his doctoral theses in 1917, some 90 years ago. An English version was published in this journal in 1989 (Lindberg 1989). A recent study found 15-year risk of XFS conversion to XFG to be about 60% (Jeng et al. 2007).
    • The state of your journal Acta Ophthalmologica 2020

      Kaarniranta, Kai; Stefánsson, Einar; a Department of Ophthalmology, Kuopio University Hospital, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland b Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland (Wiley, 2021-08-01)
    • The Stokes-Einstein equation and the physiological effects of vitreous surgery [editorial]

      Stefansson, Einar; Loftsson, Thorsteinn (Blackwell, 2006-12-01)
      Removal of the vitreous humour influences the physiology of the eye. The diffusion characteristics of small molecules in the vitreous cavity are changed dramatically by the removal of vitreous gel and its replacement by aqueous humour. This effect is predicted by the Stokes−Einstein equation (Sinko 2006). In vitrectomy the vitreous gel is replaced by water. As vitreous humour is 99% water, the chemical change is not terribly great, but there is an enormous change in viscosity. All liquids possess a definitive resistance to flow; viscosity is a measure of internal flow friction or the resistance of liquid molecules. The higher the magnitude of viscosity, the more resistant the liquid will be to flow. The viscosity of water is 1.00 centipoise (cp) at 20 °, whereas that of vitreous gel is 300–2000 cp (Lee et al. 1992; Soman & Banerjee 2003). The change in viscosity has a major effect on diffusion and thereby on the transport of all substances through the vitreous cavity. The amount (M) of compound flowing through a unit cross-section (S) of a flow barrier in unit time (t) is known as the flux (J):
    • Successful years of collaboration between Acta Ophthalmologica and the European Association for Vision and Eye Research.

      Kaarniranta, Kai; Stefansson, Einar; 1Department of Ophthalmology, University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland. 2Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iceland, National University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland. (Wiley, 2021-05)
    • 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)
    • Treatment of non-infectious ophthalmic inflammatory diseases with 1.5% dexamethasone γ-cyclodextrin nanoparticle eye drops.

      Imamachi, Katsue; Stefánsson, Einar; Ohira, Akihiro; Tanito, Masaki; 1 Department of Ophthalmology, Shimane University Faculty of Medicine, Izumo, Japan. 2 Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, National University Hospital, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. (Wiley, 2019-12)
    • 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)
    • Unexplained sudden death: next-generation sequencing to the rescue?

      Arnadottir, Gudny A; Arnar, David O; 1Decode Genetics/Amgen, Reykjavik, Iceland. 2Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Centre, Landspitali-The National University Hospital of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. 3Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. (Oxford University Press, 2021-03)
    • The use of polygenic risk scores in pre-implantation genetic testing: an unproven, unethical practice

      Forzano, Francesca; Antonova, Olga; Clarke, Angus; de Wert, Guido; Hentze, Sabine; Jamshidi, Yalda; Moreau, Yves; Perola, Markus; Prokopenko, Inga; Read, Andrew; et al. (SPRINGER NATURE, 2021-12-17)
      Y Polygenic risk score analyses on embryos (PGT-P) are being marketed by some private testing companies to parents using in vitro fertilisation as being useful in selecting the embryos that carry the least risk of disease in later life. It appears that at least one child has been born after such a procedure. But the utility of a PRS in this respect is severely limited, and to date, no clinical research has been performed to assess its diagnostic effectiveness in embryos. Patients need to be properly informed on the limitations of this use of PRSs, and a societal debate, focused on what would be considered acceptable with regard to the selection of individual traits, should take place before any further implementation of the technique in this population.
    • 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)
    • 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.
    • 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)
    • A wrong against humanity [editorial]

      Geirsson, R T (Blackwell Publishing Inc, 1996-11-01)
      No abstract available