• A complete national cohort study of prescriptions of analgesics and benzodiazepines to cancer survivors in Norway 10 years after diagnosis 

      Fredheim, Olav Magnus; Skurtveit, Svetlana; Handal, Marte; Hjellvik, Vidar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Chronic pain due to surgery, radiotherapy, or chemotherapy is prevalent in long-term cancer survivors. Chronic pain due to successful cancer treatment should be treated as chronic nonmalignant pain, primarily with ...
    • Cannabis Use during Pregnancy and Risk of Adverse Birth Outcomes: A Longitudinal Cohort Study 

      Gabrhelik, Roman; Mahic, Milada; Lund, Ingunn Olea; Bramness, Jørgen Gustav; Selmer, Randi Marie; Skovlund, Eva; Handal, Marte; Skurtveit, Svetlana (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Background: With recent changes in legislation regulating recreational and medical cannabis use around the globe, increased use in pregnancy is to be expected. Objectives: To investigate the association between cannabis ...
    • Dementia in the National Cause of Death Registry in Norway 1969-2010 

      Hjellvik, Vidar; Engedal, Knut Arne; Handal, Marte; Flaten, Trond Peder; Langballe, Ellen Melbye; Selmer, Randi; Strand, Bjørn Heine (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Background: The prevalence of dementia is expected to increase markedly during the coming decades. Epidemiological studies involving the National Cause of Death Registry (NCDR) may be useful for exploring the aetiology of ...
    • Language competence and communication skills in 3 year old children after prenatal exposure to analgesic opioids 

      Skovlund, Eva; Handal, Marte; Selmer, Randi; Brandlistuen, Ragnhild Eek; Skurtveit, Svetlana (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Purpose An increasing consumption of opioids in the general population has been reported in several countries also among pregnant women. Limited information is available regarding the effect of prenatal exposure to ...
    • Pre conception use of cannabis and cocaine among men with pregnant partners 

      Munch, Elisabeth Lobben; Skurtveit, Svetlana; Handal, Marte; Skovlund, Eva (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Background: Paternal lifestyle during sperm development can have an impact on foetal development. This study surveys demographic characteristics and lifestyle factors among expectant fathers who reported use of cannabis ...
    • Tourette syndrome in children in Norway 

      Surén, Pål; Bakken, Inger Johanne; Skurtveit, Svetlana; Handal, Marte; Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted; Stoltenberg, Camilla; Nøstvik, Liv Irene; Weidle, Bernhard (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      BAKGRUNN Tourettes syndrom debuterer i barnealder og kjennetegnes av kroniske motoriske og vokale tics. I andre land er gjennomsnittsprevalensen beregnet til 0,77 % hos barn i alderen 6–15 år. I Norge er diagnosebruk og ...