Johan Emil Lange

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The effectiveness of lumbar fusion for chronic low back pain after surgery for disc herniation has not been evaluated in a randomized controlled trial. The aim of the present study was to compare the effectiveness of lumbar fusion with posterior transpedicular screws and cognitive intervention and exercises. Sixty patients aged 25-60 years with low back(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of locally applied tranexamic acid on postoperative blood loss and measures of fibrinolysis in drained blood. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING University hospital, Norway. PATIENTS 30 patients operated on for low back pain by screw fixation of the lumbar spine, 16 of who were randomised to be given topical tranexamic(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have evaluated long-term outcome after bracing using validated health related quality of life outcome measures. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the long-term outcome in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) 12 years or more after treatment with the Boston brace. METHODS 109 (80%) of 135 patients (7 men) with AIS treated(More)
BACKGROUND It is recommended that research in patients with idiopathic scoliosis should focus on short- and long-term patient-centred outcome. The aim of the present study was to evaluate outcome in patients with late-onset juvenile or adolescent idiopathic scoliosis 16 years or more after Boston brace treatment. METHODS 272 (78%) of 360 patients, 251(More)
Pulmonary function and gas exchange at rest and during and after standard exercise on bicycle ergometer were studied in 49 girls, aged 10 to 16 years (mean, 13.7), with untreated idiopathic scoliosis, before and with Boston thoracic brace, and after treatment for 3 weeks, reducing the thoracic curve angle from a mean of 32.4 degrees (range, 19-60 degrees)(More)
We report seemingly unique craniofacial malformations and deglutition dysfunction in a sib pair. The boy had right maxillomandibular alveolar synechae, ankylosis of right temporomandibular joint, hypoplasia of the zygomatico-maxillary region, nasal deviation to the left, choanal stenosis, and exophthalmos due to shallow orbita. His ears were apparently(More)
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