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  • Swedish model for PSA testing has little effect on mortality

    [21 Jan 2015] The spontaneous PSA testing that has been applied in Sweden in recent decades has only had a marginal effect on mortality. An organized screening focused on those who have the most to gain would, however, reduce the risk of dying from prostate cancer by over 40 percent. This is shown by studies at the Sahlgrenska Academy.

  • Portable stimulator being tested on Parkinson patients

    [19 Jan 2015] Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy have shown that a weak electric "noise" can improve balance and motor skills in patients with Parkinson´s disease. In cooperation with NASA, the research team has now developed a portable prototype that will be used in long-term studies of Parkinson´s patients in their home environment.

  • First Innovative Medicines Initiative Ebola projects get underway

    [16 Jan 2015] Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is launching first eight projects on Ebola, covering vaccine development and manufacture, vaccine coverage, and diagnostics. The total budget of the eight projects launched is ¿215 million. Researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg participates in one of the Ebola vaccine projects.

  • Poor psychosocial work environments may contribute to heart problems

    [12 Jan 2015] Men who have recently had a heart attack or angina and whose workplace has a poor psychosocial environment often think that the work environment was a contributing cause of their heart problems. A dissertation from The Sahlgrenska Academy shows this.

  • Men who live alone run a greater risk of dying prematurely after stroke

    [9 Dec 2014] Men who live alone have a considerably greater long-term risk of dying prematurely than other patients. This is shown in a doctoral thesis that followed 1,090 stroke cases in western Sweden.

  • Ignorance leads to stigmatization of patients with MRSA

    [4 Dec 2014] Acquisition of MRSA affects day-to-day life far beyond the healthcare settings. Patients who participated in a study from Sahlgrenska Academy talked about their experience of isolation and how they felt marked and stigmatized with a feeling of being an outsider and being treated like lepers.

  • Patients at Emergency Departments Regarded as "Symptoms"

    [25 Nov 2014] The healthcare work of providing care at Emergency departments is medicalized and result-driven. As a consequence of this, patients are regarded as "symptoms", and are shunted around the department as "production units". These are the conclusions of a thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy.

  • Few Operations for Epilepsy despite Their Safety and Efficacy

    [13 Nov 2014] A study at Sahlgrenska Academy has found that epilepsy surgery is a safe, effective and low-risk procedure. Nevertheless, few Swedes have the operation, and those who are interested may have to wait a long time for presurgical counseling.

  • Mapping the spread of diarrhoea bacteria a major step towards new vaccine

    [10 Nov 2014] Every year hundreds of thousands of people die from diarrhoeal diseases caused by ETEC bacteria. A study published in Nature Genetics describes how Swedish researchers have mapped the spread of strains of ETEC bacteria around the world. It provides key information about how pathogenic bacteria arise, which will be important for the Swedish diarrhoea vaccine currently under development.

  • Low Levels of the DHEA Prohormone Predict Coronary Heart Disease

    [6 Nov 2014] Men with low levels of DHEA in the blood run an increased risk of developing coronary heart disease events. The Sahlgrenska Academy study has been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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