K. Bjerre-Jepsen

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The effect of vascular surgical reconstruction or Buerger's exercises upon average subcutaneous blood flow for a 24-h period was studied in 14 patients with severe leg ischemia due to occlusive arterial disease. Blood flow was estimated proximally in the calf and in the foot by a 133Xe washout technique. Seven patients underwent vascular surgery.(More)
We conducted a randomized, prospective, double-blind trial to compare the efficacy of subfascial (SF) versus subcutaneous (SC) lidocaine (10 mL 1%) given in the wound postoperatively through a catheter placed in the respective layer intraoperatively. The initial pain scores were similar in the two groups before injection of lidocaine. In the SC group, there(More)
This paper describes a method for studying the clearance of 133Xenon from the subcutaneous tissue of the calf and foot over 24-h periods. The average blood flow over this period can be estimated from the clearance constant obtained. Two series of measurement of the radioactivity are made, the first 2 h after the injection of 1-2 mCi 133Xenon in saline and(More)
Knowledge of the tissue to blood partition coefficient (lambda) is essential for calculation of the perfusion coefficient in a single tissue based on measurements of the washout of locally injected isotopes. No measurements of lambda for Xenon in subcutaneous tissue in the leg have been done in patients with occlusive arterial disease. In 12 patients with(More)
The haemodynamic response and changes in plasma catecholamine concentrations associated with laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation were compared during anaesthesia employing three strictly standardised techniques with commonly used drug combinations. Thirty-six patients were investigated consecutively resulting in 12 patients in each of three study groups.(More)
A double-blind, randomised trial was conducted in 24 patients without cardiopulmonary disorders (20-43 years), to assess the effect of an intravenous bolus of alfentanil on the circulatory and catecholamine responses to rapid sequence induction of general anaesthesia. Induction included injection of thiopentone 5 mg/kg and suxamethonium 1.5 mg/kg in rapid(More)
Surgery for perforated appendicitis was used to estimate the infective dose of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria in postoperative wound sepsis. The wound sepsis rates were 22.6% (7/31) after treatment with intravenous ampicillin sodium and metronidazole and 23.5% (8/34) after penicillin G sodium, streptomycin, and metronidazole, a nonsignificant difference.(More)
The function of sympathetic vasoconstrictor fibres was studied in 18 patients with occlusive arterial disease of the legs and somatic neuropathy, as evidenced as an increased vibration perception threshold. Nine patients suffered from long-term diabetes mellitus. Sympathetic vasoconstrictor function was studied by the capability of the local sympathetic(More)
Twenty-eight patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) undertook a training program with a simple respiratory apparatus for 15 min three times daily for 6 weeks. Fourteen patients were allocated to an inspiratory resistance training program and 14 to a control group. In all subjects the median FEV1 was 0.72 and the median FEV1/FVC(More)