• 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]
    • Poor treatment compliance in children with down syndrome and acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

      Bohnstedt, Catherine; Taskinen, Mervi; Zeller, Bernward; Bjorgvinsdottir, Helga; Hafsteinsdottir, Solveig; Schmiegelow, Kjeld (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009-01-01)
      No abstract available
    • Salami slicers and other intellectual irregulars

      Geirsson, R T (Blackwell Munksgaard, 2008)
      [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).
    • Is there a future for obstetrics? NFYOG addresses the challenges ahead for trainees [editorial].

      Hauksdottir, Dögg; Oppegaard, Kevin Sunde (Blackwell Munksgaard, 2007-08-22)
      The Nordic Federation of Young Obstetricians and Gynecologists (NFYOG) was founded during the NFOG congress in Oslo in 2000. The initial members were a contingent of enthusiastic trainees from Denmark, Norway and Sweden who had noticed the lack of a Nordic collaboration of trainees and young specialists. This was made apparant in Rome the year before at a rather chaotic meeting for European trainees (ENTOG). With NFYOG it would not only be possible for the Nordic countries to present a coherent front at European meetings, but also for Nordic countries to gain inspiration from each other and exchange experiences in matters regarding training. Finding members was not a problem; each country has their national societies, so representatives from these joined NFYOG to form the first board. Funding was secured from the parent organisation NFOG and from the pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk. To start with ambitions ran to having a session for trainees at the biannual NFOG congress. It was decided that the topic for the first session at the NFOG congress in Umea° in 2002 would be ‘Surgical training for everybody?’ This resulted in a lively discussion forum for 40 trainees and was judged to be a success. In January 2004 in Malmo¨ the first seminar organised by NFYOG was held, devoted to obstetrical and gynecological education. The following May another seminar was held on leadership for doctors. Both of these seminars received enthusiastic feedback from the participants and NFYOG decided that the board’s main focus would be a biannual seminar alternating with the NFOG congress. These seminars would be a valuable forum for Nordic trainees and an introduction to NFOG.
    • 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):
    • 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.
    • Evaluation of ICU practice in Scandinavia [editorial]

      Wernerman, J; Stefánsson, T (Blackwell Munksgaard, 2003-11-01)
      Intensive care medicine is a relatively young discipline, which in the Scandinavian countries is within the Anaesthesia speciality. Throughout the world the organization of intensive care medicine is very variable. Intensive care units (ICUs) may serve only one medical discipline or they may, as is most common in the Scandinavian countries, be multidisciplinary. The speciality of the doctors in charge of ICUs, the intensivists, also varies. In the Scandinavian countries an anaesthesiologist, profiled towards intensive care medicine is most common, but in other countries pulmonologists, surgeons, paediatricians, gastroenterologists etc, may also become intensivists. This
    • ACTH revisited--potential implications for patients with renal disease [editorial]

      Berg, A L; Arnadottir, M; Department of Nephrology, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden. (Oxford University Press, 2000-07-01)
      No abstract available
    • A wrong against humanity [editorial]

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