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In a prospective study 58 patients undergoing limb amputation were interviewed the day before operation about their pre-amputation limb pain and 8 days, 6 months and 2 years after limb loss about their stump and phantom limb pain. All but one patient had experienced pain in the limb prior to amputation. Pre-amputation limb pain lasted less than 1 month in(More)
58 patients undergoing limb amputation mainly because of peripheral vascular disease were interviewed by means of a standard questionnaire and examined 8 days, 6 months and 2 years after limb amputation regarding non-painful phantom limb phenomena. During the follow-up period, 41% of patients died. The incidence of phantom limb 8 days, 6 months and 2 years(More)
The incidence and clinical picture of non-painful and painful phantom limb sensations as well as stump pain was studied in 58 patients 8 days and 6 months after limb amputation. The incidence of non-painful phantom limb, phantom pain and stump pain 8 days after surgery was 84, 72 and 57%, respectively. Six months after amputation the corresponding figures(More)
We have prospectively studied the effect of 1-day prophylactic antibiotic therapy in lower-limb amputation for ischaemia. Twenty-seven patients were treated with Meticillin 1 g X 4 intravenously on the day of operation; 23 control patients did not receive any antibiotics. Eight patients in the control group had postoperative wound infections compared to(More)
This study was conducted to investigate the predictive value of blood eosinophilia (total white blood cell count with > or =8% eosinophils) for the diagnosis of travel-related infections in 14,298 patients who returned from developing countries. The data show that blood eosinophilia in travelers returning from developing countries has only limited(More)
Phantom breast syndrome (PBS) following mastectomy has already been reported by other authors. The temporal course, character and extent of these phenomena, however, have not yet been elucidated. In a prospective study, we investigated the incidence, clinical picture and the temporal course of PBS. One hundred and twenty women who, during a 1 year period,(More)
The role played by the vastus lateralis and vastus medialis obliquus in their alignment of the patella during maximal isometric quadriceps contractions was studied by electromyography in 28 patients with unilateral symptoms of the patellofemoral pain syndrome. Eleven knees were classified as subluxation of the patella and 17 as idiopathic chondromalacia(More)
With the object of investigating the occurrence of pain and dysaesthesiae in the scar following mastectomy, 120 were interviewed by a standard questionnaire in a prospective study. These women had commenced postoperative control or treatment in the Department of Oncology in the University Hospital of Aarhus consecutively during a one-year period. One(More)
The influence of quadriceps contraction on patellar alignment was investigated in tangential views of 31 patients with patellofemoral complaints and compared with 25 controls. The congruence angle decreased significantly following quadriceps contraction in patients with patellar subluxation in contrast to those with chondromalacia and normals.(More)