22 August
Doctor is putting a plaster on a patients arm

Treatment options of arm fractures in the elderly

The Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services (SBU) has evaluated the effects, complications, health economic aspects and ethical considerations of arm fractures treatment in the elderly with a mean age above 60 years. The project originates from a proposal from the Swedish Orthopaedic Association. The systematic review also includes studies on how patients with osteoporosis experience participation in their care and their encounters with health care professionals.

12 September
Doppler ultrasonography

Doppler ultrasonography in the evaluation of suspected testicular torsion

Acute scrotal pain can be caused by testicular torsion. The blood flow to the testicle is then impaired and a worst-case scenario is total loss of blood supply. The testicle can then shrink (undergo atrophy) and lose its function. Suspected testicular torsion is a condition that requires urgent treatment and accurate diagnostics.

19 June
Cover of the paper Medical and Social Science & Practice

New issue of Medical and Social Science & Practice

12 June
Water in a glass

Vichy water for treating candida infection in the oral cavity

A common complication in healthcare is infection in the oral cavity due to the yeast Candida albicans. The risk of this infection is greater in elderly people and patients with impaired immune system. A common household remedy is brushing on the tongue with mineral water containing sodium bicarbonate, such as vichy water.

Children hand reaching for candy

Regulation of food and drink high in sugar

An unhealthy diet can cause overweight and obesity and secondary diseases like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. An important question is if it through national regulation like legislation and price policies is possible to promote better food habits and better public health.

Healthy food

Healthy food subsidies

A varied diet based on fruit, vegetables, wholegrain, low-fat dairy products, fish and vegetable oil lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes and certain forms of cancer. An important question is if it is possible to increase the consumption of these groceries through subsidies on healthy food like fruit, vegetables and fish.

28 March
A man being exposed to silica dust

Occupational health and safety – chemical exposure

A systematic review and assessment of the social, medical and ethical aspects

Laparoscopic surgery

Surgery to treat gallstones and acute inflammation of the gallbladder

A systematic review and assessment of the social, medical, economic and ethical aspects

Boy sitting on a bench

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) – conditions and interventions

A systematic review and assessment of the social, medical, economic and ethical aspects.

SBU a great place to work

Caring for the Elderly: What Does the Research Say?

Occupational Exposures and Back Disorders

Dyslexia in Children and Adolescents – Tests and Interventions

Occupational Exposures and Symptoms of Depression and Burnout