Lars Kjaersgaard Hansen

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OBJECTIVE An association between insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and autoimmune thyroid disease is well recognized. We have studied the prevalence of thyroid dysfunction, autoimmunity and morphological abnormalities by ultrasonography in young diabetics. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Among young IDDM patients less than 18 years old and living in the(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this population-based study was to determine the prevalence of coeliac disease (CD) in 106 Danish children (age 2-18 y) with type I diabetes mellitus compared with 106 age- and sex-matched healthy controls. Serum samples were analysed for immunoglobulin A (IgA) and IgG gliadin antibodies by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of the presence of a hospital clown during pediatric procedures has rarely been evaluated. In a pediatric ward, botulinum toxin injection is a painful procedure and a stressful experience for the child. We undertook a study of the effect of the presence of a hospital clown on children treated with botulinum toxin in an outpatient(More)
At two scientific conferences in 1985, one in Copenhagen sponsored by the Nordic Council of Ministers and the World Health Organization (WHO), the other in Raleigh, NC, it was concluded that chronic toxic encephalopathy may develop following long-term occupational exposure to organic solvents (1,2). The terms organic affective syndrome, mild and severe(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the reproducibility and the accuracy of pediatric radiologists' assessments of chest radiographs with respect to the presence or absence of heart defects in children with an asymptomatic heart murmur. DESIGN Ninety-eight children, ages 1 month to 15 years (median, 30.1 months), referred for evaluation of a heart murmur were(More)
Biliary metabolism in 11 patients with ileum reservoirs with anal anastomosis and a long efferent leg was studied. Eleven healthy persons served as controls. A significantly higher excretion of bile acids was found in the patients, but they seemed to have a normal cholic acid pool size. The bile acids excreted were cholic acid and chenodeoxycholic acid, the(More)
To analyse the ability of the non-specialized paediatrician to evaluate children with a heart murmur and the consequences of this evaluation for the need of further investigations, we undertook a prospective and consecutive study of 100 children, referred for initial evaluation of a heart murmur. Except for 1 child with a slight peripheral pulmonary artery(More)