Hans Blomberg

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BACKGROUND The Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course has been widely implemented and approximately half a million prehospital caregivers in over 50 countries have taken this course. Still, the effect on injury outcome remains to be established. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between PHTLS training of ambulance crew(More)
We discovered a variation of rat sciatic nerve anatomy as an incidental finding during the anatomical exploration of the nerve lesion site in a rat neuropathic pain model. To confirm the composition and distribution of rat sciatic nerve, macroscopic anatomical investigation was performed in both left and right sides in 24 adult Sprague-Dawley rats. In all(More)
OBJECTIVES If an ambulance nurse could bypass the emergency department (ED) and bring suspected stroke patients directly to a CT scanner, time to thrombolysis could be shortened. This study evaluates the level of agreement between ambulance nurses and emergency physicians in assessing the need for a CT scan, and interventions and monitoring beforehand, in(More)
INTRODUCTION Mechanical chest compression devices are being implemented as an aid in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), despite lack of evidence of improved outcome. This manikin study evaluates the CPR-performance of ambulance crews, who had a mechanical chest compression device implemented in their routine clinical practice 8 months previously. The(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to find out the amount, type, and localisation of acute orienteering injuries in the 1995 Finnish Jukola (men's) and Venla (women's) relay competitions with 9724 participants. METHODS Patient data were collected on a preplanned form at the first aid station. RESULTS There were 244 acute competition injuries. The(More)
BACKGROUND Although drug administration through an intrathecal catheter is widely used in the study of spinal pharmacology, the catheter positions in transverse plane that may cause a limited spread of a solution remain unclear. In the first step to clarify this issue, the distribution of the intrathecal catheter position was investigated in rats. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND There is limited evidence that the widely implemented Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) educational program improves patient outcomes. The primary aim of this national study in Sweden was to investigate the association between regional implementation of PHTLS training and mortality after traffic injuries. STUDY DESIGN We extracted(More)
A recommendation concerning basic urine examinations and bacteriological cultures was published in 1983 in Finland including three clinical indication groups with different screening strategies. Close cooperation between laboratory experts and clinicians as well as much training in urine sediment cytology were essential before the new principle became(More)