Karen Busted Larsen

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A follow-up study on 180 patients treated for the first time for nasal polyps was performed. The follow-up period was from 1 to 8 years with a median of 57 months. The majority of patients had postoperative topical steroid treatment. 65.6% of patients had one polypectomy, 17.8% had two polypectomies, 10% had 3, 2.8% had 4, and 3.9% of patients had 5-10(More)
Anatomical evidence of brain damage from electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is lacking; but there are no modern stereological studies in primates documenting its safety. Magnetic seizure therapy (MST) is under development as a less invasive form of convulsive therapy, and there is only one prior report on its anatomical effects. We discerned no histological(More)
A long-term follow-up study was performed on randomly selected patients after simple snare polypectomies. There were 243 patients, of whom 211 underwent endoscopic examination. There were 154 males and 57 females and median age was 57.7 years. Median period of follow-up was 8 years (range, 38-145 months). The median number of polypectomies was 1.6 (range,(More)
The present study evaluates the results of septoplasty monitored by the objective peak flow nasal patency indices and the subjective patient self-assessment scores of nasal obstruction. Mini-Wright peak flow meters were used. The peak flow nasal patency index was defined as the ratio between nasal and oral peak flow rates. Uni and bi-lateral, as well as ex(More)
Lipomas of the oral cavity are rare and in most cases asymptomatic. A case of lipoma in the floor of the mouth in a 89-year-old man, causing severe dysphagia and difficulty with speech, is presented. After surgical excision of the lipoma, the symptoms disappeared. Histologically, lipomas are composed of mature fat cells. Their aetiology is uncertain.(More)
Methods for assessing the nasal patency are needed in the evaluation of patients with symptoms of nasal stenosis. Apart from the commonly used rhinomanometric method spirometric forced volume measurements as well as nasal peak flow rate have gained interest especially in studies concerning allergic rhinitis and nasal hyperreactivity. We have measured the(More)
In 6 pigs a bronchoscopical resection of the tracheal mucosa was performed using CO2-laser on one side, and an electric high-frequency cutting loop (ECL) on the other. The pigs were sacrificed 3 months later. On macroscopic examination the tracheal mucosa appeared almost normal on the laser-resected side, while severe deformation was seen after ECL(More)