E. Birk Madsen

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to explore the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in cancer patients across a number of European countries. METHODS A descriptive survey design was developed. Fourteen countries participated in the study and data was collected through a descriptive questionnaire from 956 patients. RESULTS Data(More)
This paper presents findings from a cross-sectional survey about the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in patients with lung cancer, forming part of a larger study. Data from 111 lung cancer patients in 8 countries in Europe were collected through a descriptive 27-item questionnaire. The data suggest that 23.6% of the lung cancer patients(More)
This study reports upon a descriptive cross-sectional survey assessing the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in patients with haematological cancers. Twelve European countries contributed data from patients with haematological cancers, as part of a larger study. Sixty-eight patients with haematological cancer participated. Among the(More)
Sixteen patients with stable angina pectoris were studied in a double blind crossover manner utilizing treadmill exercise testing with the direct measurement of total body oxygen uptake, 1 and 24 hours after application of a 20 cm2 transdermal nitroglycerin system and identical placebo. Testing was performed after a 3 day lead-in period of treatment with(More)
The aim of the present study was to examine the patterns of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in a sample of head and neck cancer patients, forming part of a larger study. A cross-sectional survey design was used collecting data through a descriptive 27-item questionnaire in nine countries in Europe. The participants were 75 patients with(More)
During routine bacteriological examination of pneumonic calf lungs it was experienced that many Pasteurella multocida-like isolates had a fermentation pattern different from what is generally accepted for P. multocida sensu stricto. Forty-one out of 50 strains selected for further investigation were phenotypically related and formed a group of indole-,(More)
A questionnaire sent to 78 producers revealed that tail tip necrosis was seen only in units with fattening bulls housed on slatted floors. Out of 43 such units, 20 (46.5 per cent) reported that tail tip necrosis was a herd problem. All 43 herds were visited, owners were interviewed and housing and management data recorded. It is concluded that tail tip(More)
Because previous reports have suggested that digitalis administration may lead to increased mortality after hospital discharge for acute myocardial infarction, the independent importance of digitalis therapy in long-term prognosis after acute myocardial infarction was investigated by analyzing 1,599 patients after definite myocardial infarction. After(More)
106 women and 38 men suffering from definite or classical rheumatoid arthritis underwent a pulmonary function test. The results were correlated to the duration and various clinical activity parameters of the disease. Pulmonary diffusion capacity was found to be reduced compared with the predicted values (p less than 0.05), irrespective of the duration or(More)
Chronic atrial fibrillation (CAF) may be complicated by asymptomatic small silent cerebral infarctions as well as by stroke. The echocardiographic findings in 29 patients with CAF and 29 controls in sinus rhythm are presented. The cerebral computed tomography (CT) findings in these patients were previously published and significantly more small low-density(More)