Kenneth Thorsen

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15 hospitalized patients suffering from neuroleptic-induced tardive dyskinesias participated in a double-blind cross-over study of lithium sulphate and placebo. Each drug was given for 3 weeks. The results were evaluated by means of the video-tape technique. Lithium sulphate induced a slight, but significant reduction in the tardive dyskinesia. Lithium had,(More)
INTRODUCTION While the laparoscopic treatment of perforated peptic ulcers (PPU) has been shown to be feasible and safe, its implementation into routine clinical practice has been slow. Only a few studies have evaluated its overall utility. The aim of this study was to investigate changes in surgical management of PPU and associated outcomes. MATERIAL AND(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with perforated peptic ulcer (PPU) often present with acute, severe illness that carries a high risk for morbidity and mortality. Mortality ranges from 3-40% and several prognostic scoring systems have been suggested. The aim of this study was to review the available scoring systems for PPU patients, and to assert if there is evidence to(More)
BACKGROUND Mortality rates in perforated peptic ulcer (PPU) have remained unchanged. The aim of this study was to compare known clinical factors and three scoring systems (American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Boey and peptic ulcer perforation (PULP)) in the ability to predict mortality in PPU. MATERIAL AND METHODS This is a consecutive,(More)
PURPOSE Mortality prediction models for patients with perforated peptic ulcer (PPU) have not yielded consistent or highly accurate results. Given the complex nature of this disease, which has many non-linear associations with outcomes, we explored artificial neural networks (ANNs) to predict the complex interactions between the risk factors of PPU and death(More)
8 male schizophrenic patients participated in a double-blind, cross over study of the extrapyramidal side-effects of haloperidol and clozapine (acute dystonis, Parkinsonism and tardive dyskinesia), together with their effect on homovanillic acid (HVA) and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Haloperidol (9 mg/day) caused(More)
24 hospitalized psychiatric patients with neuroleptic-induced tardive dyskinesia were treated with alpha-methyl-para-tyrosine (AMPT), 4 g daily for 3 days, and biperiden, 12 mg daily for 3 weeks. The results were evaluated blindly by means of videotape technique. The frequency of tardive dyskinesia was significantly reduced by AMPT and significantly(More)
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