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A nonpharmacological method can be an alternative or complement to analgesics.The aim of this study was to evaluate if music medicine influences pain and anxiety in children undergoing lumbar punctures. A randomized clinical trial was used in 40 children (aged 7-12 years) with leukemia, followed by interviews in 20 of these participants. The participants(More)
BACKGROUND Nurses in hypertension care play an important role in minimising the risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, but this care can be improved. AIM To evaluate the content of nurses' consultations with hypertensive patients before and after consultation training. METHODS Nineteen nurses from a randomised study of nurse-led hypertension clinics(More)
This study describes the outcome in terms of health-related quality of life (QL) five years after onset of symptoms in 397 patients with an initial suspicion of acute myocardial infarction (MI) but in whom the diagnosis was not confirmed. The patients were approached by means of a postal inquiry that comprised two questionnaires. The most pronounced(More)
AIM To describe various symptoms other than pain among consecutive patients on the waiting list for possible coronary revascularisation in relation to estimated severity of chest pain. DESIGN All patients were sent a postal questionnaire for symptom evaluation. SUBJECTS All patients in western Sweden on the waiting list in September 1990 who had been(More)
BACKGROUND In assisting the nurse's counselling on lifestyle changes in hypertension care a behaviour model can be used. AIM To analyse the effects of nurses' training on the use of the stages of change model when counselling hypertensive patients to perform lifestyle changes. METHODS As part of a randomised, controlled trial, 19 nurses belonging to the(More)
Terminal complement complex (TCC) and anaphylatoxin formation in 18 patients with sepsis and 20 patients with acute limb ischemia were studied before the start of treatment and seven days later. The septic or ischemic patients had elevated levels of plasma TCC before start of therapy. In successfully treated patients these concentrations were within the(More)
Deposits of IgG localized to collagen bundles/extracellular matrix components occurred in skin biopsies from patients with primary fibromyalgia (PF). None of these patients demonstrated a positive lupus band test. Control skin biopsies from healthy controls were negative but showed intense reactivity for IgG after collagenase treatment. PF-skin attached(More)
Complement activation and anaphylatoxin formation were studied in 28 patients undergoing aortic reconstructive surgery under general anaesthesia. In 12 of the patients an extradural catheter was placed in the L1-2 space and 2% mepivacaine was injected until blockade reached the T4 level. The remaining 16 patients were operated upon under general anaesthesia(More)
Seven client owned dogs with confirmed relapsed lymphoma were enrolled in a prospective feasibility study investigating the effects of low-dose total body irradiation (LDTBI) delivered in a single 1 Gy fraction. LDTBI for relapsed lymphoma was safe and well tolerated. The only major side-effect of LDTBI was asymptomatic thrombocytopenia in all dogs. The(More)
The aim of this review was to examine studies on nursing in hypertension care to find out the nurse's role and skills. Articles were searched during the period 1966-1997. About 650 abstracts were read, and 148 were selected for examination. Forty-two articles were judged to be relevant for the study. The role of the nurse in programs was described as that(More)