Charlotte Wilken-Jensen

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BACKGROUND The etiology of pelvic joint syndrome (PJS) is not fully clarified. As a consequence, there is a lack of diagnostic methods to confirm the diagnosis, which today is mainly based on medical history. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine women with PJS using various diagnostic methods. The hypothesis is that there are characteristics in(More)
BACKGROUND Pelvic pain in pregnancy appears to be a problem that is increasing. This study was undertaken to describe and analyze the relationship between subjective symptoms, daily disability, and clinical findings in women with symptom-giving pelvic girdle relaxation in pregnancy MATERIALS AND METHODS Out of 1600 pregnant women 238 had pelvic pain.(More)
BACKGROUND The pregnancy associated hormone relaxin induces loosening of the pelvic ligaments in several species. This study was undertaken to evaluate whether pregnant women with symptom-giving girdle relaxation had increased serum relaxin concentrations during pregnancy. METHOD Serum relaxin concentrations were measured in 38 pregnant women with(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies concerning symptom-giving pelvic girdle relaxation in pregnancy have to our knowledge been retrospective. We wanted to 1) determine the incidence during pregnancy and the prevalence two, six, and twelve months post partum, 2) identify possible predisposing factors, and 3) determine the frequency and duration of sicklisting,(More)
BACKGROUND A fundamental point when auditing labor management is to ensure present and stratified process data. METHOD Stratification of deliveries into ten mutually exclusive groups enabled comparisons of rates of cesarean sections and rates of spontaneous vaginal deliveries between labor wards. RESULTS Data from five labor wards in Denmark in 1996(More)
Pelvic pain in pregnancy appears to be a problem on the increase. This study was undertaken to describe and analyse the relationship between subjective symptoms, daily disability, and clinical findings in women with symptom-giving pelvic girdle relaxation in pregnancy. Out of 1600 pregnant women, 238 had pelvic pain. After a clinical examination 11 women(More)
With this study, we wanted to determine the incidence of symptom-giving pelvic girdle relaxation during pregnancy and the prevalence post partum, identify predisposing factors, and determine the frequency of sick leave. A total of 1600 pregnant women entered the study. The incidence during pregnancy was 14%, the prevalence two, six, and twelve months post(More)