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One hundred eleven patients with acute rupture of the Achilles tendon were included in a prospective trial and randomly assigned to groups for operative (56 patients) or nonoperative (55 patients) treatment. All of the patients were followed with clinic evaluations at 4 months and 1 year after the rupture. The major complications in the operative treatment(More)
Elimination kinetics and the renal handling of disopyramide was examined in 8 healthy volunteers. Approximately 50% of the administered disopyramide undergoes hepatic metabolism (metabolic clearance = 116.1 +/- 42.2 ml/min.), while the rest is excreted by the kidneys (renal clearance = 101.9 +/- 21.6 ml/min.). Total renal excretion rate of disopyramide was(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis is often difficult in the early stages of the disease. Morphological tests may be normal, and reliable methods for the evaluation of the exocrine pancreatic function are time-consuming and troublesome. A new test for exocrine pancreatic function, using endoscopic aspiration of secretin-stimulated(More)
This study was performed to test the hypothesis that genetic variation in the promoter of the glucose transporter 2 (GLUT2) might predispose to prediabetic phenotypes or type 2 diabetes. A total of 1611 bp comprising the minimal promoter region of the GLUT2 gene were examined by combined single-strand conformational polymorphism and heteroduplex analysis(More)
INTRODUCTION Studies have shown that early warning score systems can identify in-patients at high risk of catastrophic deterioration and this may possibly be used for an emergency department (ED) triage. Bispebjerg Hospital has introduced a multidisciplinary team (MT) in the ED activated by the Bispebjerg Early Warning Score (BEWS). The BEWS is calculated(More)
INTRODUCTION Bispebjerg Hospital has introduced a triage system at the Emergency Department (ED) based on "primary criteria" and a physiological scoring system named the Bispebjerg Early Warning Score (BEWS). A BEWS is calculated on the basis of five vital signs which are accessible bedside. Patients who have a "primary criterion" or a BEWS ≥ 5 are presumed(More)
A general overview is given of the causes of anemia with iron deficiency as well as the pathogenesis of anemia and the para-clinical diagnosis of anemia. Anemia with iron deficiency but without overt GI bleeding is associated with a risk of malignant disease of the gastrointestinal tract; upper gastrointestinal cancer is 1/7 as common as colon cancer.(More)
INTRODUCTION Bispebjerg Hospital has implemented a multidisciplinary team reception of critically ill and severely injured patients at the Emergency Department (ED), termed emergency call (EC) and trauma call (TC). The aim of this study was to describe the course, medical treatment and outcome for patients received by this multidisciplinary team and to(More)
Tracheo-innominate artery fistula is an uncommon but frequently fatal complication of tracheostomy. The case histories of three patients with tracheo-innominate artery fistula are presented, and one is a longterm survivor. The haemorrhage can be controlled by hyperinflation of the cuff of the tracheostomy tube or by direct digital compression of the artery.(More)