Claus Albretsen

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The autopsies of 12 victims from two snow avalanches in North-Norway are reported. Supportive evidence from non-autopsied and surviving victims is included. Consistent autopsy findings were prominent lung oedema, moderate cerebral oedema, extreme contraction of the left ventricle, petechiae in the superior vena cava drainage area, and acute congestion in(More)
It is a general belief that patients with medication overuse headache (MOH) need withdrawal of acute headache medication before they respond to prophylactic medication. In this 1-year open-labelled, multicentre study intention-to-treat analyses were performed on 56 patients with MOH. These were randomly assigned to receive prophylactic treatment from the(More)
BACKGROUND The presence of neurological deficits as obtained from clinical examination increases the likelihood of detecting serious underlying brain disorders. OBJECTIVES In this study, we assessed the frequency of reported clinical neurological examination in patients referred to neurology. METHODS We consecutively evaluated referrals to a(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcome in 61 patients with medication-overuse headache (MOH) who 4 years previously had been included in a randomized open-label prospective multicentre study. Sixty patients still alive after 4 years were invited to a follow-up investigation. Fifty patients (83%) participated. Sixteen visited a(More)
BACKGROUND A system of giving all patients referred to hospital a guaranteed priority has been introduced in Norway. We wished to investigate whether the frequency of first- time referrals from general practioners to neurological out-clinics varied between the two northernmost counties and between selected municipalities in that region of Norway. MATERIAL(More)
We present a patient with Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES). A 74-year-old woman was admitted with sepsis, which originated from erysipelas on her neck the following day. She developed respiratory obstruction due to oedema, septic shock, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), acute renal failure and atrial fibrillation. She(More)
BACKGROUND We studied reports of clinical neurological status in patients referred from primary and secondary health service to a neurological department. MATERIAL AND METHOD We evaluated referrals consecutively during 6 months. By using parametric and categorical statistical methods, we studied characteristics in examined patients compared with others.(More)