Disputas – Master in public health sciences Nadia Arshad

Master in public health sciences Nadia Arshad disputerer for ph.d.-graden i helsevitenskap og vil offentlig forsvare avhandlingen:

“Venous thromboembolism: incidence, recurrence and mortality”

Kort sammendrag av avhandlingen:

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a collective term for blood clots in the deep veins (DVT) or in the lung arteries (pulmonary embolism). VTE is a serious and potentially life-threatening disease. In this project, we followed 26,000 participants from the 4th Tromsø survey and found that the rates of VTE increased by 27% from 1996 to 2012. This was mainly due to an increase in pulmonary embolism, which is the most severe form of VTE. Further, we found that the rates of recurrence and death remained high in VTE patients, especially in the first year after the VTE. Among patients with hospital-related VTE, the reason for hospitalization appeared to have a high impact on the recurrence risk. Patients who developed a VTE after hospitalization for medical illness had a high risk of VTE recurrence. Our findings indicate that VTE is still a major health concern. Efforts should be made to identify new risk factors for VTE in the population in order to improve prevention of the disease. (Avhandlingen er tilgjengelig for utlån hos Seksjon for forskningstjenester frem til disputasdato)


Hovedveileder førsteamanuensis Sigrid Brækkan

Biveileder professor John-Bjarne Hansen


Overlege i hematologi Paolo Bucciarelli, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Milan, Italia – 1. opponent

Professor Pierre Morange, Laboratoire d'Hématologie CHU Timone, Marseille, Frankrike – 2. opponent

Førsteamanuensis Guri Grimnes, Institutt for Klinisk Medisin, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet – leder av komité


Førsteamanuensis Paolo Zanaboni, Institutt for klinisk medisin, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet

Prøveforelesning over oppgitt emne holdes kl. 10.15, samme sted: “Sex differences in risk factors, incidence and recurrence of VTE”


When: 29. August 2018 at 12.15–16.00
Where: Store Aud, MH ØST
Location / Campus: Tromsø
Target group: All
Responsible: Ingrid Kvist Martinussen
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