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A method is described for quantitative analysis of bile acids in urine. Urine is acidified and bile acids are extracted on an Amberlite XAD-2 column. Bile salts are converted to acids on an Amberlyst A-15 column and are separated into groups of unconjugated, glycine, taurine, monosulfated, and polysulfated conjugates using the lipophilic anion exchanger(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between various microorganisms isolated from the genital tract in pregnant women with bacterial vaginosis. STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional population-based study among pregnant women addressed at their first antenatal visit before 24 full gestational weeks from the referring area of the Department of Obstetrics and(More)
The metabolism of 14C-labeled chenodeoxycholic, cholic, and deoxycholic acids was studied in patients with intrahepatic cholestasis. Radioactively labeled metabolites were isolated from urine and were identified by gas-liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. About 5% of the radioactivity was recovered in urine after administration of labeled(More)
Thirty-three consecutive patients admitted to the intensive care liver unit of Rigshospitalet with acute hepatic encephalopathy induced by viral hepatitis, drugs, or pregnancy were studied. All were treated with a standard anticoma regime. The 20 patients (61%) who died had a higher bilirubin level and lower total cholic acid conjugation and glycine cholic(More)
From February through July, 2000, there was an accumulation of mecA-negative borderline resistant Staphylococcus aureus (BORSA) in the Department of Dermatology. BORSA was isolated in 37 samples from 11 patients. The isolates were typed by antibiogram, phage type, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), and spa genotyping that confirmed that they were(More)
The prevalence and antibiotic sensitivity patterns of bacteria collected consecutively from medical and surgical intensive care units (ICUs) and from hematology/oncology units in nine hospitals in Denmark were determined and compared to data collected simultaneously in 12 other European countries. Bacterial isolates from 794 Danish patients were tested and(More)
A cohort of 4515 surgical patients in ten selected intervention groups was followed. Three hundred and seventeen developed postoperative wound infections, and 291 of these cases were matched 1:1 to controls by operation, sex and age. In comparison to the controls the cases stayed longer in hospital after the intervention and had more contact after discharge(More)
In a randomized trial, the Bardex Urinary Drainage System was tested against a routine system consisting of a silicone-coated 16F Latex Foley catheter and exchangeable 1 500 ml collecting bags. The Bardex system consists of an all-silicone balloon catheter preconnected and sealed to the drainage tube with tape. The tube is united with a 2,000 ml collecting(More)
A continuous record of postoperative surgical infections was carried out by electronic data processing (EDP) of 4340 orthopaedic and general operations. The overall infection rate was 6.3%, ranging from 2.3% (clean wounds) to 27.1% (dirty wounds). The corresponding deep infection rates were 1.6%, 0.4% and 4.6%. Employing a multiple logistic regression(More)