Bjarne V Lühr Hansen

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In a double-blind, randomized study, epidural infusions of low-dose morphine (0.2 mg/h) combined with low-dose bupivacaine (10 mg/h) were compared with epidural infusions of low-dose morphine (0.2 mg/h) alone for postoperative analgesia at rest and during mobilization and cough in 24 patients after elective major abdominal surgery. All patients in addition(More)
Fungal arthritis (FA) due to a candida infection was reviewed in English literature and described in 45 cases. The increasing use of potent antibiotics, immunosuppressives, and especially the use of artificial joints, predisposed to the infection. Weightbearing joints, particularly the knees, were most frequently affected. Symptoms were described as a warm,(More)
BACKGROUND Late diagnosis of cancer may partly be explained by the fact that some patients do not seek health care promptly when experiencing an alarm symptom. Socioeconomic and demographic differences exist concerning knowledge and awareness of cancer alarm symptoms in the general population and socioeconomic differences are found in cancer incidence and(More)
Thirteen consecutive patients were submitted to hip-replacement by Müller's method under epidural analgesia and were treated for postoperative pain with balanced analgesia by means of continuous epidural infusion of a mixture of bupivaine (0.625 mg/ml) and morphine (0.05 mg/ml) 4 ml hourly for 96 hours and supplemented by 600 mg ibuprofen every eight hour(More)
OBJECTIVES It has been stated that lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) do not affect sexual function to any significant degree, but a recent study has suggested that there might be an association in men. The present study was conducted to investigate the relationship between LUTS and sexual problems in both men and women aged 40-65 years. METHODS The(More)
We have studied the effect of continuous extradural analgesia with bupivacaine and morphine, initiated before or after colonic surgery, in a double-blind, randomized study. Thirty-two patients were allocated randomly to receive an identical extradural block initiated 40 min before surgical incision (n = 16) or at closure of the surgical wound (n = 16). The(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of alarm symptoms for breast, colorectal, urinary tract, and lung cancer in the general population. DESIGN Cross-sectional questionnaire survey. SETTING The former County of Funen, Denmark, with 480,000 inhabitants. PARTICIPANTS A total of 13,777 randomly selected persons aged 20 years and older. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
Forty-two patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty (n = 20) or hip arthroplasty (n = 22) were randomly allocated to receive either continuous epidural bupivacaine/morphine for 48 h postoperatively plus oral piroxicam, or general anaesthesia followed by a conventional intramuscular opioid and acetaminophen regimen. Patients undergoing knee- or hip(More)
BACKGROUND Reporting of symptoms which may signal cancer is the first step in the diagnostic pathway of cancer diseases. Cancer alarm symptoms are common in the general population. Public awareness and knowledge of cancer symptoms are sparse, however, and many people do not seek medical help when having possible cancer symptoms. As social inequality is(More)