Annette Langager Høgh

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OBJECTIVE To explore the associations between beta-blocker use and clinical outcomes (death, hospitalisation with myocardial infarction (MI) or stroke, major amputation and recurrent vascular surgery) after primary vascular reconstruction. METHODS Patients who had primary vascular surgical or endovascular reconstruction due to symptomatic peripheral(More)
This study investigate the efficacy of pre-operative pain treatment for patients with hip fractures using fascia lliaca compartment block (FIB) technique performed by junior registrars (JR) as a supplement to conventional pain treatment. The FIB technique has routinely been used pre-operatively in the emergency department since 1 January 2004 for all(More)
BACKGROUND Antibodies against Chlamydia pneumoniae are associated with an increased rate of expansion of small abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). Short-term follow-up trials have shown a transient reduction AAA growth rate, in macrolide treated compared with placebo. Therefore we analysed the influence of intermittent, long-term roxithromycin treatment on(More)
BACKGROUND Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) is associated with high mortality. Research suggests that statins may reduce abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) growth and improve rAAA outcomes. However, the clinical impact of statins remains uncertain in relation to both the risk and prognosis of rAAA. METHODS This nationwide, population-based, combined(More)
Only a few reports describe the risk of neurovascular damage following knee dislocation while trampolining. A 16 year-old male in a trampoline accident, sustained multi-ligament damage and occlusion of the popliteal artery. The occlusion did not show clinically until 24 hours after the trauma. He underwent vascular surgery (short saphenous bypass). We(More)
OBJECTIVE The implementation of evidence-based secondary medical prevention in peripheral arterial disease (PAD) patients has received increasing attention in recent years, but population-based data are sparse. This study examined the use of secondary medical prophylaxis in unselected symptomatic PAD patients in Denmark. DESIGN A nationwide follow-up(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor use and clinical outcome after primary vascular reconstruction in a population-based follow-up study. METHODS All Danish patients undergoing primary vascular surgical reconstruction between 1996 and 2007 were included. For each ACE user up to 5 nonuser was(More)
Acute aortic syndrome is a group of pathogenic conditions including aortic dissection, intramural haematoma, penetrating ulcer and aortic aneurysm. The syndrome is a challenging clinical diagnosis because the symptoms are numerous and diverse with similarity to other more common conditions. Delayed diagnosis and treatment can be fatal. Computed tomography(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the possible age- and gender-related differences in the use of secondary medical prevention following primary vascular reconstruction in a population-based long-term follow-up study. METHODS Using information from nationwide Danish registers, we identified all patients undergoing primary vascular reconstruction in-between(More)
The incidence of false-positive screening results in connection with ultrasound scans (US) for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) is unknown, but it is presumably a rare occurrence. The estimated predictive values of both false and true screening results are high because abdominal US describes the aortic diameter with a high precision. We describe a(More)