Elin Breivik

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OBJECTIVE The goals of this study were to examine agreement and estimate differences in sensitivity between pain assessment scales. DESIGN Multiple simultaneous pain assessments by patients in acute pain after oral surgery were used to compare a four-category verbal rating scale (VRS-4) and an 11-point numeric rating scale (NRS-11) with a 100-mm visual(More)
In a randomized double-blind study, 120 patients with moderate to strong pain after surgical removal of wisdom teeth were given the following in single oral doses: 100-mg enteric-coated diclofenac tablets; 1 g acetaminophen (INN, paracetamol); 1 g acetaminophen plus 60 mg codeine; 100-mg enteric-coated diclofenac tablets plus 1 g acetaminophen; or 100-mg(More)
A common workplace was established between the renal unit at the University Hospital of North Norway and two satellite dialysis centres, in Alta and Hammerfest. A 2 Mbit/s ATM network was employed for IP-based videoconferencing. A common electronic medical record system and dialysis monitoring software were used. During an eight-month study period, nine(More)
BACKGROUND Not many analyses have been performed of the cost-effectiveness of telemedicine services. A teleradiology service linking a general practice in rural Norway up with the local hospital in the nearest town was established in 1998. METHODS Savings on traveling expenditure were registered for all patients who underwent elective examinations in Otta(More)
BACKGROUND The present study protocol is designed to cover the Norwegian part of the European Union Collaborative Project-REgioNs of Europe WorkINg together for HEALTH (RENEWING HEALTH). Self-management support is an important element of care for persons with type 2 diabetes (T2D) for achieving metabolic control and positive lifestyle changes. Telemedicine(More)
Contrary results have been reported from studies comparing horizontal and vertical orientations of the visual analogue scale (VAS) in non-dental pain states. The vertical orientation of the VAS has been used in our department for several years while the horizontal orientation is the most commonly used in other acute pain models. The present study(More)
The aims of this study were to test the hypotheses that the type of 3rd molar removal determines baseline pain and that baseline pain influences analgesic assay sensitivity. Three groups of patients were studied: (i) 100 patients that had one fully erupted maxillary 3rd molar extracted; (ii) 95 patients that had one lower impacted 3rd molar surgically(More)
Comprehensive multidisciplinary pulmonary rehabilitation is vital in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is considered for any stage of the disease. Rehabilitation programmes are often centre-based and organised in groups. However, the distance from the patient’s home to the centre and lack of transportation may hinder(More)
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