Emil Jesper Hansen

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BACKGROUND Nocebo phenomena are common in clinical practice and have recently become a popular topic of research and discussion among basic scientists, clinicians, and ethicists. METHODS We selectively searched the PubMed database for articles published up to December 2011 that contained the key words "nocebo" or "nocebo effect." RESULTS By definition,(More)
In glioma surgery, the extent of resection (EOR) is one important predictor of progression-free survival. In 2006, fluorescence-guided surgery using 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) was shown to improve the EOR in malignant gliomas. However, the use of 5-ALA is complex and causes certain side effects. Sodium fluorescein (FL) is a fluorescent dye that is used(More)
Temporary anaesthesia or analgosedation used for awake craniotomies carry substantial risks like hemodynamic instabilities, airway obstruction, hypoventilation, nausea and vomiting, agitation, and interference with test performances. We tested the actual need for sedatives and opioids in 50 patients undergoing awake craniotomy for brain tumour resection in(More)
Anticonvulsant drugs are frequently given after craniotomy. Phenytoin (PHT) is the most commonly used agent; levetiracetam (LEV) is a new anticonvulsant drug with fewer side effects. To compare the incidence of seizures in patients receiving either prophylactic PHT or LEV perioperatively, 971 patients undergoing a craniotomy were analysed retrospectively(More)
BACKGROUND Malnutrition remains a severe problem in the recovery of critically ill patients and leads to increased in-hospital morbidity and in-hospital stay. Even though early enteral nutrition has been shown to improve overall patient outcomes in the intensive care unit (ICU), tubefeed administration is often complicated by delayed gastric emptying and(More)
BACKGROUND Intraoperative blood salvage is contraindicated in cancer surgery because of contaminating tumor cells and the risk of systemic dissemination. On the basis of the radiosensitivity of cancer cells, irradiation of salvaged blood with 50 Gy is proposed as a way to allow return of salvaged blood. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Elimination of tumor cells(More)
Patients with sleep apnea often present with cardiac diseases and breathing difficulties, with a high risk of postoperative respiratory depression. We conducted a randomized, double-blind, prospective study in 30 adult patients with obstructive sleep apnea, undergoing elective ear-nose-throat surgery. The patients were randomly assigned to receive placebo(More)
OBJECTIVE Reduction of intraoperative bleeding is desirable to improve intraoperative visibility and to avoid complications. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, controlled, randomized, double-blinded study. SETTING Inclusion criteria were chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps that involved all paranasal sinuses, Lund-CT score > or =12, and double-blind(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the current study was to characterize and compare an autologous thrombocyte gel containing several blood components with a commercially available glue. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-five volunteers had blood drawn, and lab values, characteristics of the platelet-enriched plasma (PRP), thrombocyte aggregation, electron microscopic(More)
INTRODUCTION Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) is a minimally invasive procedure with cement augmentation of vertebral fractures. It was introduced in 1987 as a treatment for painful haemangiomas and is today mostly used for painful osteoporotic fractures of the spine. Two randomised, double-blinded trials published in 2009 have raised a debate about the(More)