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We have studied the effect of the adrenal medulla and epinephrine on experimentally induced urethral inflammation in the rat. Urethral inflammation was induced by inserting latex strips into the urethra. The effects of different experimental procedures were assessed by using a 4-graded inflammation scale based on histological findings. Adrenal medullectomy(More)
The tendency to develop bacteriuria during the use of various forms of indwelling catheters was evaluated in a randomized trial in 90 patients. A silver alloy and hydrogel-coated Foley catheter (SHC) was compared to a non-coated catheter (NC) and a catheter coated only with hydrogel (HC). Three patients (10%) with SHC catheters, 10 (33%) patients with HC(More)
Fifteen operatively and eight non-operatively treated subcutaneous achilles tendon ruptures were randomly selected from 120 surgically and 35 non-surgically treated patients. Their calf muscle function was studied three to five years after treatment. Non-operatively treated patients were found to have a significantly impaired dynamic muscle function of the(More)
We have studied the contribution of epinephrine to experimentally induced urethral inflammation in the rat. Inflammation was induced by inserting latex strips into the urethra. The effects of various experimental procedures were assessed according to a 4-point scale based on histological findings. The results showed that 0.5 mg/kg epinephrine decreased the(More)
We have studied role of the autonomic nervous system on experimentally induced urethral inflammation in the rat. Urethral inflammation was produced by inserting latex strips into the urethra. The effects of different experimental procedures were assessed by using a 4-grade inflammation scale based on histological findings. Rats pretreated with the(More)
  • H. Liedberg
  • Scandinavian journal of urology and nephrology…
  • 1989
Urinary tract infections accounts for over 40% of all nosocomial infections, and almost all these infections are associated with indwelling catheters. The acquisition of urinary tract infections following urinary bladder catheterizations are associated with nearly a threefold increase in mortality among hospitalized patients. The economic impact of(More)
We have studied the contribution of the nervous system on experimentally induced urethral inflammation in the rat. Urethral inflammation was produced by inserting latex strips into the urethra. The effects of different experimental procedures were assessed by using a 4-grade inflammation scale based on histological findings. Attenuation of urethral(More)
Discs of urinary catheter material were exposed to the flow of artificial urine containing cells of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Within 10 h an adherent biofilm composed of the bacteria and of their exopolysaccharide products had developed on the uncoated catheter material. On the silver-coated catheter material no biofilm of Pseudomonas aeruginosa had developed.