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Vol. 22, No. 2, 2003
Issue release date: March–April 2003
Section title: Original Paper
Neuroepidemiology 2003;22:124–129
(DOI:10.1159/000068745)

Vestibular Schwannoma, Tinnitus and Cellular Telephones

Hardell L.a,c · Hansson Mild K.c,d · Sandström M.d · Carlberg M.a · Hallquist A.e · Påhlson A.b
aDepartment of Oncology, and bDepartment of Neurology, University Hospital, Örebro, cDepartment of Natural Sciences, Örebro University, Örebro, dNational Institute for Working Life, Umeå, and eDepartment of Oncology/Pathology, Karolinska Institute, Radiumhemmet, Stockholm, Sweden

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Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: 3/13/2003
Issue release date: March–April 2003

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 3
Number of Tables: 4

ISSN: 0251-5350 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0208 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/NED

Abstract

Cases with tinnitus after using analogue cellular telephones are presented. An increased odds ratio of 3.45, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.77–6.76, was found for vestibular schwannoma (VS) associated with the use of analogue cell phones. During the time period 1960–1998, the age-standardized incidence of VS in Sweden significantly increased yearly by +2.53% (CI 1.71–3.35). A significant increase in the incidence of VS was only found for the latter of the two time periods 1960–1979 and 1980–1998. For all other brain tumors taken together, the incidence significantly increased yearly by +0.80% (CI 0.59–1.02) for the time period 1960–1998, although the increase was only significant for benign tumors other than VS during 1960–1979.

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Author Contacts

Dr. Lennart Hardell
Department of Oncology, University Hospital
S–701 85 Örebro (Sweden)
Tel. +46 19 602 10 00, Fax +46 19 10 17 68
E-Mail lennart.hardell@orebroll.se

  

Article Information

Number of Print Pages : 6
Number of Figures : 3, Number of Tables : 4, Number of References : 21

  

Publication Details

Neuroepidemiology
Founded 1982 by B.S. Schoenberg, continued by M. Alter (1989–1996)

Vol. 22, No. 2, Year 2003 (Cover Date: March-April 2003)

Journal Editor: G.C. Román, San Antonio, Tex.
ISSN: 0251–5350 (print), 1423–0208 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/journals/ned


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: 3/13/2003
Issue release date: March–April 2003

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 3
Number of Tables: 4

ISSN: 0251-5350 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0208 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/NED


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