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    Completeness and positive predictive value of registration of upper limb embolectomy in the Danish National Vascular Registry

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    Ljubica V Andersen1, Leif S Mortensen2, Jes S Lindholt3, Ole Faergeman4, Eskild W Henneberg3, Lars Frost51Department of Pharmacology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark; 2UNI-C, The Danish IT Centre for Education and Research, Aarhus, Denmark; 3Vascular Research Unit, Department of Vascular Surgery, Viborg Hospital, Denmark; 4Department of Cardiology and Internal Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark; 5Department of Medicine, Silkeborg Hospital, DenmarkObjective: To evaluate completeness and positive predictive value of the Danish National Vascular Registry regarding registration of the surgical procedures: embolectomy of brachial, ulnar, or radial artery. Study design and settings: The study was based on first-time embolectomies in the brachial, ulnar, or radial artery performed in Denmark from January 1, 1990 to December 31, 2002. The data were primarily retrieved from the Danish National Vascular Registry and secondarily from the Danish National Registry of Patients. Medical records were retrieved using a standardized form.Results: In total, 1433 incident cases of first-time embolectomy were found in both registries. The positive predictive value of the registration was 97.5% (95% confidence interval [CI]; 96.4–98.4). The degree of completeness was 86.5% (95% CI; 84.3–88.5). For the registration period from 1990 till 1996 the degree of completeness was 78.2% (95% CI; 74.4–81.7), and from 1997 till 2002 it was 93.8% (95% CI; 91.6–95.7). Conclusion: The completeness and positive predictive value of registration of embolectomy in the upper limb in the Danish National Vascular Registry was 86.5% and 97.5%, respectively. This registry can be a valuable tool for epidemiological research and quality-monitoring. Keywords: positive predictive value, completeness, capture-recapture method, validity, embolectomy, registration

    Genome-wide identification of quantitative trait loci in a cross between Hampshire and Landrace II: Meat quality traits

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    <p>Abstract</p> <p>Background</p> <p>Meat quality traits are important in pig breeding programs, but they are difficult to include in a traditional selection program. Marker assisted selection (MAS) of meat quality traits is therefore of interest in breeding programs and a Quantitative Trait Locus (QTL) analysis is the key to identifying markers that can be used in MAS. In this study, Landrace and Hampshire intercross and backcross families were used to investigate meat quality traits. Hampshire pigs are commonly used as the sire line in commercial pig breeding. This is the first time a pedigree including Hampshire pigs has been used for a QTL analysis of meat quality traits.</p> <p>Results</p> <p>In total, we analyzed 39 meat quality traits and identified eight genome-wide significant QTL peaks in four regions: one on chromosome 3, two on chromosome 6 and one on chromosome 16. At least two of the QTLs do not appear to have been detected in previous studies. On chromosome 6 we identified QTLs for water content in <it>M. longissimus dorsi </it>(LD), drip loss in LD and <it>post mortem </it>pH decline in LD. On chromosomes 3 and 16 we identified previously undetected QTLs for protein content in LD and for freezing and cooking loss respectively.</p> <p>Conclusion</p> <p>We identified at least two new meat quality trait QTLs at the genome-wide significance level. We detected two QTLs on chromosome 6 that possibly coincide with QTLs detected in other studies. We were also able to exclude the C1843T mutation in the ryanodine receptor (<it>RYR1</it>) as a causative mutation for one of the chromosome 6 QTLs in this cross.</p