Lene Brink

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Newly hatched fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) larvae were exposed for 4 days to two pesticides and ambient receiving waters to simulate conditions in the Sacramento River, California, during the striped bass spawning season which coincides with pesticide use in adjacent rice culture. Carbofuran and molinate were tested at two concentrations: a higher(More)
BACKGROUND Familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an inherited primary cardiac abnormality characterized by ventricular hypertrophy, is the leading cause of sudden death in the young. Recent application of restriction fragment length polymorphism markers has provided provocative results, with localization to chromosome 18 (Japanese studies), 16 (Italian(More)
INTRODUCTION CT-colonography (CTC) is recommended in the case of an incomplete conventional colonoscopy (CC). The present study was initiated to assess feasibility and outcomes in same-day CTC after incomplete CC. MATERIALS AND METHODS Out of 480 consecutive patients who had CC for symptoms or for surveillance, 50 were incomplete for reasons other than(More)
INTRODUCTION Despite several reports demonstrating its clinical benefits, laparoscopy-assisted colectomy (LAC) has not gained universal acceptance because of its oncologic implications. In this article we present our experiences with LAC. MATERIALS AND METHODS A consecutive series of 75 patients undergoing LAC between February 2001 and March 2003 was(More)
Overlap of clinical and biochemical characteristics between hypercholesterolaemia in members of the general population and familial hypercholesterolaemic (FH) individuals may lead to misdiagnosis. Quantitative analysis of family data may circumvent this problem. A way of looking for an association between plasma cholesterol levels and restriction fragment(More)
Background and aims: Colonoscopy is a difficult procedure to master. Increasing demands for colonoscopy, due to screening and surveillance programs, have highlighted the need for competent performers. Valid methods for assessing technical skills are pivotal for training and assessment. This study is the first clinical descriptive report of a novel(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic inflammation of the oesophagus is considered a precursor condition for the development of oesophageal cancer. Identification of the causes of chronic oesophageal irritation is therefore relevant in developing preventive measures. Self-induced vomiting is a cultural practice among the black population of South Africa, particularly those(More)
The ability of the new generation H1-receptor antagonist, astemizole, to prevent histamine-induced airway obstruction and exercise-induced asthma (EIA) was studied in 20 children with asthma. The study was a randomised clinically controlled trial of oral astemizole versus placebo in a cross-over study. In each of the two treatment periods the children were(More)
Two cases of elderly patients who presented with total colonic obstruction are discussed. We performed elective laparoscopic one-stage colonic resection following emergency endoscopic stenting. The patients were discharged six and seven days after operation without any complications. One year follow-up showed no signs of recurrence.
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