Jan Bjørn Nielsen

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BACKGROUND The number needed to treat (NNT) has been widely recommended for communicating benefits from risk reductions. It has been claimed that NNT is easily understood and that it has intuitive meaning. There are, however, only few studies of lay people's understanding of NNT. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to explore whether lay people are(More)
UNLABELLED Clonidine is an alpha2-adrenergic agonist with analgetic properties. Due to its side-effects, the drug is administered via the epidural or spinal route. A literature search yielded nine controlled studies on clonidine as a supplemental drug in the epidural or spinal treatment of cancer pain. These studies were systematically reviewed to evaluate(More)
In a general practice, we examined 173 women under the age of 35 years who sought help for gynaecological or obstetric reasons, consecutively. 18% of all of the examinations for Chlamydia rendered positive results. Chlamydia infection was commonest in the younger age groups. The case histories and objective findings were unsuited for predicting which of the(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to estimate the occurrence and causes of potentially preventable deaths at a medium sized community hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS A review of a consecutive series of records of 48 deceased patients (age 58-98 years, median 81 years, 40% males) was conducted by four observers, followed by a consensus conference(More)
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