Lena Blomgren

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The relative incidence of peptic ulcer perforation in the elderly is rising, and the optimal surgical treatment has yet to be defined. To evaluate the long-term result after simple closure a follow-up study was initiated at a Swedish community hospital. During 1983-1992 a total of 151 patients were admitted with perforated peptic ulcer; 92 were elderly(More)
Pregnant ewes were supplemented with dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate, either as a single intramuscular dose (500 mg two weeks before lambing) or perorally (150 mg daily during 3-4 weeks before lambing). Ewes without such a supplementation were controls. The vitamin E supplemented ewes had nearly twice as high vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) concentrations as the(More)
There are excellent guidelines for clinicians to manage venous diseases but few reviews to assess their hemodynamic background. Hemodynamic concepts that evolved in the past have largely remained unchallenged in recent decades, perhaps due to their often complicated nature and in part due to emergence of new diagnostic techniques. Duplex ultrasound scanning(More)
In a prospective randomized study, we found that the addition of a preoperative duplex scan before varicose vein (VV) surgery reduced recurrences and reoperations after 2 years. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether this correlates with an improved quality of life (QoL). We studied 293 patients scheduled for VV surgery with or without(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the recurrence rate after sapheno-femoral junction (SFJ) ligation and great saphenous vein (GSV) stripping for varicose veins (VV), to evaluate risk factors for recurrence and to classify the anatomy of the recurrence in the groin. Design. Clinical follow-up study. METHODS Eighty-nine consecutive patients with 100 operated legs(More)
OBJECTIVES This prospective duplex study was conducted to study the effect of current surgical treatment for primary varicose veins on the development of venous insufficiency < or = 2 years after varicose vein surgery. METHODS The patients were part of a randomized controlled study where surgery for primary varicose veins was planned from a clinical(More)
OBJECTIVES To achieve reference values for computerized strain-gauge plethysmography (SGP), to assess reproducibility, and to evaluate the influence of different factors such as age, gender, body mass index, and symptomatic post-thrombotic disease on commonly used variables. METHODS Sixty-three healthy controls and 56 patients with previous deep venous(More)