Knut J Olanders

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Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) is mediated by complex mechanisms in which interactions between activated leukocytes and endothelial cells play a central role. ICAM-1 (intercellular adhesion molecule-1) mediates firm adhesion and transendothelial migration of activated leukocytes from postcapillary venules into the tissue. The present study(More)
BACKGROUND Oxygen free radicals (OFRs), platelet activating factor (PAF), cell adhesion molecules, and transmigration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes through the gut barrier are probably all essential in the development of gut barrier dysfunction following intestinal ischemia and reperfusion (I/R). Pretreatment and early treatment of I/R with the(More)
BACKGROUND Haemodilution and hypothermia induce coagulopathy separately, but their combined effect on coagulation has not been widely studied. Fibrinogen concentrate can correct dilutional coagulopathy and has an additional effect when combined with factor XIII concentrate. However, their effect on dilutional coagulopathy concomitant with hypothermia has(More)
BACKGROUND Pathophysiological mechanisms and ways to intervene on intestinal barrier dysfunction following small intestinal ischaemia and prolonged reperfusion are still not fully clarified. AIMS To evaluate the effect of oxygen free radical and prostaglandin inhibition on intestinal barrier injury following intestinal ischaemia/reperfusion. METHODS(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To investigate whether betamethasone decreases the incidence of postoperative nausea/vomiting (PONV) and reduces postoperative pain following partial mastectomy. DESIGN Prospective randomized, double-blinded study. SETTING Operating room and Postanesthesia Care Unit of a university hospital. PATIENTS 80 ASA physical status 1 and 2(More)
BACKGROUND Fibrinogen concentrate treatment can improve coagulation during massive traumatic bleeding. The aim of this in vitro study was to determine whether fibrinogen concentrate, or a combination of factor XIII and fibrinogen concentrates, could reverse a haemodilution-induced coagulopathy during hypothermia. METHODS Citrated venous blood from 10(More)
BACKGROUND Intestinal ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury may result in development of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). The interactions between activated leukocytes and endothelial cells, mediated by adhesion molecules, seem to be pivotal in these conditions, leading as they do to extravasation of circulating leukocytes within the(More)
BACKGROUND The multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) is the major cause of morbidity and mortality associated with acute pancreatitis. Presently, therapy is merely organ supportive as no effective therapy against underlying causative pathophysiological mechanisms exists. AIMS To evaluate the effect of treatment with a platelet-activating factor(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years it has become increasingly clear that a cross-talk between the inflammatory response and blood coagulation exists, although many of the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In the present study we investigated the potential anti-inflammatory properties of two different anticoagulant compounds, i.e. active-site inactivated FVIIa(More)
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