• 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 ...
    • Agreement between self-reported and registry-based use of sleep medications and tranquilizers 

      Evandt, Jorunn; Skurtveit, Svetlana; Oftedal, Bente Margaret; Krog, Norun Hjertager; Nafstad, Per; Skovlund, Eva; Schwarze, Per Everhard; Aasvang, Gunn Marit (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Purpose The purpose of the present study was to assess the agreement between self‐reported use of sleep medications and tranquilizers and dispensed hypnotics and anxiolytics. Methods Self‐reported medication use was ...
    • Anti-osteoporosis drug use: too little, too much, or just right? The HUNT study, Norway 

      Hoff, Mari; Skurtveit, Svetlana; Meyer, Haakon E; Langhammer, Arnulf; Søgaard, Anne-Johanne; Syversen, Unni; Skovlund, Eva; Abrahamsen, Bo; Forsmo, Siri; Schei, Berit (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Summary Use of anti-osteoporotic drugs (AODs) was examined in a Norwegian population 50–85 years. Among them with Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) score for major osteoporotic fracture ≥ 20, 25% of the women and 17% ...
    • 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 ...
    • Effect of the market withdrawal of dextropropoxyphene on use of other prescribed analgesics 

      Reset, Askild; Skurtveit, Svetlana; Furu, Kari; Skovlund, Eva (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Background and aims Dextropropoxyphene (DXP) is a synthetic opioid that was prescribed worldwide for mild to moderate pain. It was withdrawn from the European market in 2009. In this study we aim to investigate the effect ...
    • 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 ...
    • Prevalence of use of non-prescription analgesics in the Norwegian HUNT3 population: Impact of gender, age, exercise and prescription of opioids 

      Dale, Ola; Borchgrevink, Petter Chr.; Fredheim, Olav Magnus; Mahic, Milada; Romundstad, Pål Richard; Skurtveit, Svetlana (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Background: There are concerns about potential increasing use of over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics. The aims of this study were to examine 1) the prevalence of self-reported use of OTC analgesics; 2) the prevalence of ...
    • Proton pump inhibitors and fracture risk. The HUNT study, Norway. 

      Hoff, Mari; Skovlund, Eva; Skurtveit, Svetlana; Meyer, Haakon E; Langhammer, Arnulf; Søgaard, Anne-Johanne; Syversen, Unni; Forsmo, Siri; Abrahamsen, Bo; Schei, Berit (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Summary Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been linked to increased risk of fracture; the data have, however, been diverging. We did not find any increased risk of fractures among users of PPIs in a Norwegian population ...
    • Road traffic noise and registry based use of sleep medication 

      Evandt, Jorunn; Oftedal, Bente Margaret; Krog, Norun Hjertager; Skurtveit, Svetlana; Nafstad, Per; Schwarze, Per E; Skovlund, Eva; Houthuijs, Danny; Aasvang, Gunn Marit (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Background Road traffic noise has been associated with adverse health effects including sleep disturbances. Use of sleep medication as an indicator of sleeping problems has rarely been explored in studies of the effects ...
    • 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 ...
    • Tramadol use in Norway: A register-based population study 

      Birke, Hanne; Ekholm, Ola; Sjøgren, Per; Fredheim, Olav Magnus; Clausen, Thomas; Skurtveit, Svetlana (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Purpose Increasing use of tramadol for chronic non‐cancer pain is concerning since tramadol users may be at risk of developing recurrent opioid use with increasing opioid consumption and co‐medication. Therefore, we ...
    • Validation of FRAX and the impact of self-reported falls among elderly in a general population: the HUNT study, Norway 

      Hoff, Mari; Meyer, Haakon E; Skurtveit, Svetlana; Langhammer, Arnulf; Søgaard, Anne-Johanne; Syversen, Unni; Dhainaut, Alvilde; Skovlund, Eva; Abrahamsen, B; Schei, Berit (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Summary Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) without bone mineral density (BMD) for hip fracture prediction was validated in a Norwegian population 50–90 years. Fracture risk increased with higher FRAX score, and the ...