Annemette Iversen

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A patient with an apical lung tumour invading the brachial plexus (Pancoast's tumour) suffered from unbearable pain unmodified by daily treatment with morphine 180 mg subcutaneously. An interscalene brachial plexus block was performed using a solution containing 5 mg morphine hydrochloride in 10 ml isotonic saline. Complete analgesia was obtained after 20(More)
A case of hypokalaemia and metabolic alkalosis precipitated by a self-composed slimming diet in a woman treated with diuretics is presented. Cardiac stimulation and respirator treatment were required in addition to electrolyte therapy. Patients treated with diuretics should be warned against starting slimming cures without simultaneous frequent control of(More)
The larynx mask (LM) is an alternative to a mask and endotracheal tube. LM ensures free airway for the patient under anaesthesia while the anaesthetist has his hands free. The mask is introduced into the pharynx in the anaesthetized patient without use of muscle relaxants or laryngoscope. The literature is reviewed. The possibilities for employment are(More)
Thirty patients undergoing upper laparotomy were entered into a randomized trial, comparing the effect of midthoracic (T) and lumbar (L) epidural morphine on postoperative pain and pulmonary function. Five mg morphine was injected through the catheter at the end of the operation, and subsequently three times a day. Six, 30 and 54 h postoperatively, the(More)
One hundred and eighty patients scheduled for day-care surgery were allocated randomly to one of three groups to receive naproxen sodium 1100 mg 1 h prior to surgery, naproxen sodium 1100 mg immediately after surgery, or placebo. The pre-surgery naproxen sodium group had significantly lower pain scores 1 h post-operatively and at discharge than the placebo(More)
Electroencephalogram-monitored electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was carried out in 20 depressed inpatients. Before treatment, patients were randomly allocated to treatment using etomidate (Hypnomidat) (n = 10) or thiopentone (n = 10) for anesthesia. The groups were matched for sex, age, weight, and type and severity of depression. The seizure duration(More)