Jacob Gamst

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INTRODUCTION Pre-existing atrial fibrillation (AF) may worsen prognosis in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS In a cohort study (2005-2011) including all patients with first-time ICU admissions in Denmark (n=57,110), we compared patients with and without pre-existing AF and estimated absolute risks and relative risks (RRs) of(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the effect of pre-existing atrial fibrillation (AF) and associated therapy on the risk of arterial thromboembolism (ATE) and death following pneumonia. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Population-based cohort study (1997-2012) of 88,315 patients with first-time hospitalisation with pneumonia in Northern Denmark. RESULTS Of the(More)
Metformin associated lactic acidosis (MALA) is a rare condition with a prevalence of 3 per 100,000 patient-years. The reported mortality is about 50%. We describe a case of MALA in a 61-year-old obese, type II diabetic male who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. After resuscitation, the patient developed severe lactic acidosis requiring continuous renal(More)
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