Nineteen victims of homicide and attempted homicide in Sweden – their injuries, cause of death, and offender relationship
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Nineteen victims of homicide and attempted homicide in Sweden – their injuries, cause of death, and offender relationship

Victims of homicide and attempted homicide are not uncommon in Sweden. We therefore aimed to study these victims to understand their injuries, their cause of death, and their relationship to the offender. All cases during five years in a district court in Sweden, where an offender had been convicted for homicide or attempted homicide, were…

Deadly violence in Sweden: Profiling offenders through a latent class analysis
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Deadly violence in Sweden: Profiling offenders through a latent class analysis

Sweden has in recent years witnessed increasing rates of firearm-related violence and homicide, which has contributed to increased rates of deadly violence. Attempts to profile offenders committing such crimes are of major importance, because such efforts may contribute to better preventive measures. We therefore aimed to study the characteristics of individuals convicted and/or suspected of homicide, attempted homicide, preparation to…

A Comparison between Indoor and Outdoor Rape Suspects in Sweden
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A Comparison between Indoor and Outdoor Rape Suspects in Sweden

As the number of rapes is increasing in Sweden, and the number of individuals convicted of these crimes is decreasing, it is of importance to study offender characteristics of those committing these crimes and the circumstances in which these crimes are conducted, such as indoors or outdoors. Data from Swedish population-based registers were used to…

Effectiveness and Safety of the European Society of Cardiology 0-/1-h Troponin Rule-Out Protocol: The Design of the ESC-TROP Multicenter Implementation Study

Effectiveness and Safety of the European Society of Cardiology 0-/1-h Troponin Rule-Out Protocol: The Design of the ESC-TROP Multicenter Implementation Study

Chest pain is one of the most common complaints at the emergency department (ED), and it is commonly the perceived likelihood of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) that drives management. Guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) recommend the use of a 0-/1-h high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) protocol to rule out or in ACS,…

Deadly violence in Sweden: Profiling offenders through a latent class analysis
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Deadly violence in Sweden: Profiling offenders through a latent class analysis

Background Sweden has in recent years witnessed increasing rates of firearm-related violence and homicide, which has contributed to increased rates of deadly violence. Attempts to profile offenders committing such crimes are of major importance, because such efforts may contribute to better preventive measures. We therefore aimed to study the characteristics of individuals convicted and/or suspected…

Corona is a Threat to Sweden´s National Security [Swedish]
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Corona is a Threat to Sweden´s National Security [Swedish]

An infectious disease such as covid-19 threatens both human security and national security. A political instability as a result of poor economy, reduced confidence in social institutions, general demoralization and fear, can also have consequences that directly threaten Sweden’s security, writes Ardavan Khoshnood, physician and criminologist.

Oxygen therapy in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction based on the culprit vessel: results from the randomized controlled SOCCER trial

Oxygen therapy in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction based on the culprit vessel: results from the randomized controlled SOCCER trial

Background Oxygen (O2) treatment has been a cornerstone in the treatment of patients with myocardial infarction. Recent studies, however, state that supplemental O2 therapy may have no effect or harmful effects in these patients. The aim of this study was thus to evaluate the effect of O2 therapy in patients with ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction…

Electrocardiographic changes in the differentiation of ischemic and non-ischemic ST elevation

Electrocardiographic changes in the differentiation of ischemic and non-ischemic ST elevation

Objectives  Pericarditis, takotsubo cardiomyopathy and early repolarization syndrome (ERS) are well-known to mimic ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We aimed to study whether ECG findings of reciprocal ST depression, PR depression, ST-segment convexity or terminal QRS distortion can discriminate between ST elevation due to ischemia and non-ischemic conditions. Design  Eighty-five patients with STEMI and 94…