Hanne Birke-Sørensen

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UNLABELLED Acceleration of diagnosis and initiation of treatment for head and neck cancer requires optimal organization and multidisciplinary collaboration. A project at the Head and Neck Oncology Centre, Aarhus University Hospital aimed at accelerating patient flow. MATERIAL AND METHODS Initiatives were implemented throughout the year 2007. Focus was on(More)
Most of the methods available for postoperative monitoring of free transfers depend on an accessible skin island. Monitoring of muscle transfers without skin islands represents a challenge. The aim of this study was to describe the experiences after clinical monitoring of free muscle transfers by the use of microdialysis. The charts of 75 free muscle(More)
In reconstructive microsurgery, flap failure can be catastrophic to the patient. Different monitoring methods have been implemented in an attempt to recognize secondary ischemia during its early stages. However, the exact onset of secondary ischemia can be difficult to determine because there are no well-documented and reliable monitoring techniques that(More)
Metabolic markers are measured by microdialysis to detect postoperative ischaemia after reconstructive surgery with myocutaneous flaps. If a haematoma develops around the microdialysis catheter, it can result in misinterpretation of the measurements. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether a haematoma in a flap can be identified and(More)
High treatment failure rates and the need for prolonged antimicrobial therapy for osteomyelitis and implant-associated infections suggest that antimicrobial bone penetration may be incomplete. Assessment of the bone pharmacokinetics of antimicrobials is challenged by a lack of validated methods. In this study, 1000 mg of vancomycin was administered as a(More)
BACKGROUND The primary aim of the study was to investigate the cytokine/chemokine response in the kidney, lung, and liver following acute kidney injury (AKI). The secondary aim was to test whether α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) could prevent a reduction in organ function, and attenuate the inflammatory cytokine/chemokine response within the(More)
The relatively short half-lives of most β-lactams suggest that continuous infusion of these time-dependent antimicrobials may be favorable compared to short-term infusion. Nevertheless, only limited solid-tissue pharmacokinetic data are available to support this theory. In this study, we randomly assigned 12 pigs to receive cefuroxime as either a short-term(More)
BACKGROUND Hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) is associated with osteonecrosis of the femoral head and femoral neck fracture, which may be caused by a decrease in the perfusion of the bone initiated at surgery. Several studies have demonstrated a decreased blood flow during surgery depending on the choice of surgical approach. We investigated the effect of(More)
Traditionally, the pharmacokinetics of antimicrobials in bone have been investigated using bone biopsy specimens, but this approach suffers from considerable methodological limitations. Consequently, new methods are needed. The objectives of this study were to assess the feasibility of microdialysis (MD) for measuring cefuroxime in bone and to obtain(More)