Henrik Orbaek Andersen

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A hand-held pressure algometer with a pressure sensitive strain gauge at the tip was used to measure the pressure-pain threshold (PPT) in the temporal region of healthy volunteers. Various sizes of circular tips and various application rates were tested before selecting an area of 0.5 cm2 and a constant application rate of 0.68 N X sec-1 for future use. A(More)
BACKGROUND A serious complication after surgical closure of ventricular septal defect (VSD) is complete heart block. In this retrospective study, we reviewed the incidence of complete heart block after surgical closure of a VSD at Great Ormond Street Hospital from 1976 to 2001 to identify any particular anatomic features that still predisposed patients to(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether an age-associated impaired acute-phase response exists. Nine healthy elderly volunteers (median, 66 years; range, 61 to 69 years) and eight young controls (median, 24 years; range, 20 to 27 years) were given an intravenous bolus of endotoxin (2 ng/kg). The rectal temperature was monitored continuously,(More)
A total of 79 consecutive patients with pituitary tumours were screened for multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN-1). The 79 patients included 21 patients with acromegaly, nine with Cushing's disease, 18 with prolactinomas, three with mixed pituitary adenomas (GH and PRL), and 28 patients with no detectable hypersecretion of hormones. The screening(More)
From 1977 to 1988 60 patients were treated for large pericardial effusion. The operation consisted of a small left anterior thoracotomy with formation of a pericardial window. In 28 patients (47%) the etiology was a malignant disease. Eight patients (29%) had malignant cells in the pericardial fluid and 23 patients (82%) had metastases to the pericardium.(More)
INTRODUCTION The brain-death criterion was introduced in Denmark in 1990. The first Danish paediatric heart transplantation (HTx) was performed at Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, in Copenhagen in 1991. We describe our experiences during the first 20 years with paediatric HTx. MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a retrospective study of 37(More)
From 1979 to 1988 483 patients were admitted with primary spontaneous pneumothorax. All patients underwent thoracoscopy to identify the cause of pneumothorax. Chemical pleurodesis with instillation of tetracycline was performed if cysts less than 2 cm in diameter were found. If larger cysts were identified the patient underwent thoracotomy. In 93 patients(More)