• Comorbidity in multiple sclerosis patients from Nordland County, Norway - validated data from the Norwegian Patient Registry 

      Benjaminsen, Espen; Myhr, Kjell-Morten; Torkildsen, Nina Agnethe Grytten; Alstadhaug, Karl Bjørnar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background: Knowledge of comorbid disorders is important to optimize therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS), but data are limited. The aim of this study was to assess comorbidity in persons with MS living in Nordland County ...
    • Incidence of cancer in multiple sclerosis before and after the treatment era– a registry- based cohort study 

      Grytten, Nina; Myhr, Kjell-Morten; Celius, Elisabeth Gulowsen; Benjaminsen, Espen; Kampman, Margitta T.; Midgard, Rune; Vatne, Anita; Aarseth, Jan H.; Riise, Trond; Torkildsen, Øivind (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background: Whether disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) influence cancer in multiple sclerosis (MS) is uncertain. Objectives: Assess incidence of cancer diagnosis among Norwegian MS patients compared to the general ...
    • Level of education and multiple sclerosis risk over a 50-year period: Registry-based sibling study 

      Bjørnevik, Kjetil; Riise, Trond; Benjaminsen, Espen; Celius, Elisabeth Gulowsen; Dahl, Ole-Petter; Kampman, Margitta Theodora; Løken-Amsrud, Kristin Ingeleiv; Midgard, Rune; Myhr, Kjell-Morten; Torkildsen, Øivind; Vatne, Anita; Grytten, Nina (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017)
      Background: The conflicting results from studies on socioeconomic status (SES) and multiple sclerosis (MS) risk might be due to a change in the distribution of environmental exposures over time or to methodological limitations ...
    • Month of birth and risk of multiple sclerosis: confoundingand adjustments 

      Torkildsen, Øivind Fredvik; Aarseth, Jan Harald; Benjaminsen, Espen; Celius, Elisabeth Gulowsen; Holmøy, Trygve; Kampman, Margitta Theodora; Løken-Amsrud, Kristin Ingeleiv; Midgard, Rune; Myhr, Kjell-Morten; Riise, Trond; Torkildsen, Nina Agnethe Grytten (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-02)
      A month of birth effect on multiple sclerosis (MS) risk has been reported from different countries. Recent critics have suggested that this finding is caused by confounding and that adequately adjusting for year and place ...
    • Validation of the multiple sclerosis diagnosis in the Norwegian Patient Registry 

      Benjaminsen, Espen; Myhr, Kjell-Morten; Grytten, Nina; Alstadhaug, Karl Bjørnar (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-11-13)
      Background: Health registries may yield important data for epidemiological studies. However, in order to be a valuable source for information, the registered data have to be correct. Objectives: The aim of the study was ...