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  • Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy Linked with Liver Cancer

    [8 Jul 2015] In a new study of more than 125,000 pregnant women in Sweden, researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy found that the risk of hepatobiliary cancer and immune-mediated and cardiovascular diseases later in life is higher in women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) than in women without this condition. Their results are published in the Journal of Hepatology.

  • Energy expenditure increases after gastric bypass surgery

    [1 Jul 2015] Gastric bypass surgery often leads to a sustained weight loss. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have found part of the explanation: the operation enhances energy expenditure such that eating actually helps the person lose weight.

  • Insulin pump reduces mortality from cardiovascular disease by almost 50%

    [30 Jun 2015] People with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pump therapy face almost 50% less risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than those who take insulin by multiple daily injections. The British Medical Journal has published a study conducted at Sahlgrenska Academy.

  • Mortality rates higher among people with diabetes whose socioeconomic status is low

    [29 Jun 2015] Low income and educational level almost triples the risk that people with type 1 diabetes will die of cerebral infarction. A doctoral thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy also showed the conclusion that type diabetes 1 is declining among young people to be unfounded.

  • Next step toward a vaccine against genital herpes

    [18 Jun 2015] Over 500 million people around the world are infected with the virus that causes genital herpes. A new doctoral thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy offers a couple of basic strategies for development of a vaccine.

  • Unusual form of dementia more common than previously believed

    [17 Jun 2015] Frontotemporal dementia has been regarded as an unusual disease that primarily afflicts people in their 50s. Recent studies at Sahlgrenska Academy, however, indicate that almost one out of every thirty person above the age of 80 have frontotemporal dementia.

  • Trend - searching for organ donors in social media

    [16 Jun 2015] It is becoming increasingly common for patients to search in social media to find live organ donors. In a scientific study, researchers in Europe and at the Sahlgrenska Academy have examined the phenomenon and have a number of recommendations.

  • Early anterior cruciate ligament surgery important for athletes

    [15 Jun 2015] Athletes who injury an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and want to quickly be back on the field should have earlier surgery. A doctoral thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy explored the issue.

  • Swift intervention doubles survival rate from cardiac arrest

    [11 Jun 2015] A team of Swedish researchers finds that early cardiopulmonary resuscitation more than doubles the chance of survival for patients suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The percentage of patients who receive life-saving resuscitation has also increased substantially thanks to so-called SMS Lifesavers. These results are published simultaneously in two studies in the highly reputed medical journal The New England Journal of Medicine.

  • Interventions among healthy people save the most lives

    [11 Jun 2015] Mortality from coronary heart disease declined in Sweden from 1986 to 2002. The improvement was due mainly to a reduction in risk factors among the healthy population (primary prevention) and, to a lesser extent, treatment of people who already had developed heart disease (secondary prevention). A study conducted at Sahlgrenska Academy explored the reasons for the trend.

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