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BACKGROUND: Preoperative bowel cleaning for elective colorectal surgery is a routine procedure. Synbiotics (probiotics plus prebiotics) are known for their beneficial effects on gut immune function and maintenance of the gut barrier. The main purpose of this study was to replace preoperative mechanical bowel cleaning with synbiotics and to assess the(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)
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)
The blood flow in the hip joint of puppies was studied by means of the microsphere technique. The flow was determined before, during and after intraarticular pressure increase. A venous tamponade of 50 mmHg resulted in a significantly reduced flow in the femoral head and after an arterial tamponade of 150 mmHg the flow almost ceased. The proximal femoral(More)
In a study of 23 intra-articular fractures of the distal tibia of which 18 were re-examined after an average follow-up period of 5.4 years, two major fracture patterns were identified: type A, a rotational pattern, caused by low energy trauma and type B, a compressive fracture pattern caused by high energy trauma. Type B fractures could be divided into(More)
The efficiency of a knee brace with a 0°–30° range of motion was studied in 17 patients with anterior knee pain. Eighteen patients with identical symptoms served as controls. The brace was worn for 6 weeks. Follow-up was performed after 6 weeks and 3 and 12 months. After 6 weeks, 82% of the patients treated with the brace were classified as improved,(More)
In 6 mongrel dogs (eleven hips) the intraosseous pressure was measured in the femoral head as well as acetabulum in various hip joint positions. The control position for the measurements was 90 degrees flexion in which the pressures were found low and stable. The intraosseous pressure in both locations were subjected to consistent pronounced variations when(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)
During the period 1972–1982, 22 patients with gas-producing infections after lower-limb amputation because of ischemia were reviewed. In 16 cases bacteria of the genus Clostridium could be cultured. Treatment consisted of hyperbaric oxygen, surgical debridement, and antibiotics. The incubation period was 1–11 days after the primary amputation, and the(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)