Lennart Nordström

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AIM To compare the effects of preoperative treatment with recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) and iron with iron only on hemoglobin levels (Hb) in anemic women prior to hysterectomy. METHODS The study was an open-labelled randomized parallel study. Fifteen women scheduled for hysterectomy due to uterine myoma were given oral iron and EPO (NeoRecormon)(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare intravenous oxytocin administration (Partocon 10 IU) with saline solution in the management of postpartum haemorrhage in the third stage of labour. DESIGN A double-blind, randomised controlled trial involving 1000 parturients with singleton fetuses in cephalic presentation and undergoing vaginal delivery, randomly allocated to(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the indications and Robson classes associated with the rapid increase in cesarean section (CS) rates at Söder Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, in the late 1990s. METHOD Records of women who underwent CSs in 1994 and 1999 at Söder Hospital were retrospectively reviewed. Diagnostic frequency and Robson class, which takes into account(More)
AIM To study possible detrimental maternal and neonatal effects of immersion in warm water during labor. DESIGN Prospective randomized controlled bathing during first stage of labor vs no bathing. SETTING Obstetrical departments at a university hospital and two central hospitals. PRIMARY END-POINT: Referral of newborns to NICU. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to determine during which phase of delivery augmentation is started when used and to establish any correlation that might exist between the oxytocin infusion and the evaluations by primiparas themselves of their labour pain, strength of contractions and fatigue. In addition, we wanted to determine any differences in duration(More)
Seven tumour markers, i.e. squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCC), cancer antigen 125 (CA 125), tissue polypeptide antigen (TPA), neopterin, C-reactive protein (CRP), carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and deoxythymidine kinase (TK) were analysed in sera from 104 women with benign and 61 women with malignant gynecologic diseases, in order to create tumour marker(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine fetal scalp blood lactate with a new test strip method in parturients with normal and abnormal cardiotocograms during labour and to describe the relation to maternal lactate, fetal scalp blood pH, cord artery lactate and acid-base balance. SETTING Labour wards at the University Hospitals of Huddinge and Lund and at the County(More)