This project is about health-related quality of life in patients having endocrine gastrointestinal tumors. More topics discussed are: carcinoid tumors, endocrine pancreatic tumors, diagnosis treatment, quality of life in cancer patients, depression and anxiety in patients, importance of health-related quality of life HRQoL aspects, etc.
The actual intent of this dissertation is to explain and assess the function of primary care in health care systems in relation to health, health care utilisation and costs, and to study the viability of retrieval of data from computerised medical records to evaluate medical quality. The personal physician and continuity of care were central components to make this happen.
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) was recognized in 1989. HCV hepatitis C virus was transmitted via transfusion of blood/blood products, however injection drug use has become the commonest path of transmission. The infection is generally asymptomatic however results in being serious in
In this report the main objective was to study medication utilization and compliance to recommended therapy in a female population in central Sweden. To study usage of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in this population and to assess how HRT users compare to
Coeliac disease (CD) is considered to be the result of a complex interplay of intrinsic (genetic) factors and variable extrinsic (environmental) factors. The complex background of CD explains its wide spectrum of clinical manifestations. For a very long time CD was considered more or less a disease of childhood, which was extremely rare in adults. Nowadays we know that CD is one of the most common food intolerance disorders.
In patients consulting for chest pain, it is of great importance to evaluate the possibility of ischemic heart disease (IHD). The aims in this thesis were to investigate the accuracy of the general practitioners’ clinical assessments and the applicability of exercise testing and myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) in patients consulting for chest pain in primary care.
The Arctic mutation causes early-onset Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and makes amyloid-β (Aβ) peptides more prone to form Aβ protofibrils. The aims of this thesis were to investigate the mechanisms of the Arctic mutation in vivo, and to use transgenic models to determine
This study investigated whether clinical couples’ levels of commitment to their relationship and their tendencies to make negative attributions about their partner are related to their use of constructive and destructive behavior during couple conflict. Secondary analyses were conducted on assessment data
The aim of this thesis was to examine the cost-effectiveness of specific advanced home care and home rehabilitation interventions and to improve economic evaluation methods when applied to advanced home care. This included a comparison of two alternative ways of administering oxygen
Background: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a chronic, autoimmune disease caused by a T cell mediated destruction of ß-cells in pancreas. The development of T1D is determined by a combination of genetic susceptibility genes and environmental factors involved in the pathogenesis of