Björn Thorvinger

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics and outcome of all consecutive patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in an unselected nationwide cohort over the past 2 decades. BACKGROUND Over the last 20 years, treatment with PCI has evolved dramatically, but the change in patient characteristics has not been(More)
Sixteen consecutive patients with myasthenia gravis were examined by computed tomography (CT) before thymectomy. Surgical and histologic findings were compared with those obtained at CT. The results, like those of most other recent studies, indicate that CT is a reliable method for identifying thymoma. In all three patients with thymoma, and in five out of(More)
To estimate the frequency of renal artery stenosis, and to detect the correlation between renal artery stenosis and hypertension, 450 consecutive patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD) were selected. All subjects had undergone aorto-femoral conventional angiography. For a possible association with renal artery stenosis, risk factors, clinical and(More)
Measurement of blood pressure is subject to two sources of variation: biological variation between and within individuals and measurement variation introduced by the observers. Concerning the latter variation it is important to take into consideration arm position in relation to heart level. To improve the standardisation of arm position in relation to the(More)
Thrombolytic treatment has been tried in various forms for acute limb ischaemia with varying degrees of success but is also often accompanied by bleeding problems. The present investigation compares the effect of surgical thrombectomy (TE) and thrombolysis (TL) using recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA). Twenty patients with a need for(More)
Possible deep (more than an inner third of the uterine wall) myometrial invasion and cervical extension of endometrial carcinoma were evaluated prospectively using magnetic resonance (MR) and transabdominal real-time sonography (US) in 20 and 10 patients, respectively. The data obtained from these examinations were compared with hysterosalpingography (HSG)(More)
The natural history of an aortic dissection is either endothelialization of the false lumen forming a so-called double-barrelled aorta, or thrombosis of the sack leading to fibrosis and scarring. Complete healing of an aortic dissection is extremely rare, and has to our knowledge only been reported once in vivo. Here we report a second case of spontaneous(More)
The incidence of renal artery stenosis (RAS) was prospectively evaluated by aortofemoral angiography in 100 patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD) to find whether RAS was a more common finding in hypertensive than in normotensive patients. For a possible association with RAS, risk factors, clinical and angiographical variables were evaluated.(More)
Ovarian carcinoma frequently metastasizes to the peritoneum, both locally in the pelvis and elsewhere. Computed tomography (CT) has a limited ability to identify peritoneal implants with a diameter of 2 cm or less. Three cases of subphrenic, diaphragmatic peritoneal implants, preoperatively at CT thought to represent liver parenchymal metastases, are(More)
OBJECTIVE Free radicals formed after coronary artery occlusion and reperfusion are assumed to produce myocardial stunning and possibly other forms of reperfusion injury as well. Malondialdehyde (MDA) is an end product in the lipid peroxidation chain reaction and is frequently used as a marker for free oxygen radical production. Increased levels of plasma(More)