Claus Albretsen

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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)
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)
BACKGROUND In the only department of neurology for the two northernmost counties of Norway, activities are organised to minimize waiting time for examination. In order to improve provision of services, we asked general practitioners (GPs) for advice in a questionnaire survey. MATERIAL AND METHODS A postal questionnaire was sent to all general(More)
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