Painful snapping of the knee was caused by the long tendon of the biceps femoris muscle sliding over the fibular head to an abnormal insertion on the tibia. Removal of the fibular head gave immediate relief.
Although evidence is lacking, clinical experience suggests that pain stimulation acts as a respiratory stimulant and antagonises opioid-induced respiratory depression. The present study examined the effects of experimental pain stimulation on the ventilatory response to CO2 and morphine-induced respiratory depression. Pain was induced by a modification of… (More)
BACKGROUND Transfusion with red blood cells (RBC) may be needed during hip revision surgery but the appropriate haemoglobin concentration (Hb) threshold for transfusion has not been well established. We hypothesized that a higher transfusion threshold would improve ambulation after hip revision surgery. METHODS The trial was registered at… (More)
During the 2-year period 1985-86 a total of 1,876 patients were admitted to our hospital after milder head trauma including cerebral concussion. Two hundred and eighty four patients who had a skull X-ray were not selected from guidelines. In 1,592 patients without a skull X-ray, signs of an intracranial complication developed in six cases and were verified… (More)
A case of embryonal carcinoma in the pineal region of a 17-year-old boy is presented. The tumor included elements of choriocarcinoma and endodermal sinus tumor, and the use of human chorionic gonadotropin and alpha-fetoprotein as tumor markers is discussed. The markers were demonstrated both within the tumor and in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and blood.… (More)