Niels O. B. Thomsen

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AIMS/HYPOTHESIS This study aimed to examine hand disorders, symptoms, overall hand function, activities of daily living (ADLs), and life satisfaction in elderly men with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), and normal glucose tolerance (NGT). METHODS Subjects were interviewed and evaluated with a battery of clinical and(More)
AIMS To investigate vibrotactile sense (large fibre neuropathy) at different frequencies in index and little fingers (median and ulnar nerves, respectively) of subjects with diabetes, or impaired (IGT) or normal glucose tolerance (NGT). METHODS Vibration thresholds (tactilometry at seven frequencies (8, 16, 32, 64, 125, 250 and 500 Hz)) and median nerve(More)
In a prospective study we analyzed the volume of drainage, the contamination of the drain track, and drain tip in 81 primary total hip arthroplasties in 78 patients. The drain was removed when the drainage from midnight to the following morning was 20 mL or less. The drainage in the first 12 h and in total was reduced in cases with a drain period of 24 h,(More)
AIMS The sural nerve is the commonest peripheral nerve biopsied to help in the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy of unknown cause. However, associated complications limit its use. The aim was, as an alternative, to asses biopsy of the terminal branch of the posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) in the forearm. METHODS PIN pathology was morphometrically(More)
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common compression lesion of peripheral nerves with a prevalence of 4%. It is often treated by release of the flexor retinaculum, which may completely relieve the symptoms. Although such treatment is considered successful, there are probably many patients with persistent or recurrent symptoms. Recurrence implies that the(More)
The quality of cement packing was radiographically evaluated using three different types of intramedullary plugs in 77 total hip arthroplasties. The Thackray polyethylene plug (38 mm, disc-shaped), with its large and flexible diameter, was best able to seal the femoral canal and produced significantly better cement packing compared to both the autologous(More)
Studies using kappa statistics have been conducted with a varied but limited number of observers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the significance of multiple observers on kappa as a measure of observer variation. One hundred orthopedic specialists were asked to assess a random sample of ten sets of standard radiographs of 94 consecutive patients with(More)
OBJECTIVES To detect post-operative sequelae of sural nerve biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS A questionnaire mailed to type 1 diabetic patients (n = 24; male/female 23/1; reply n = 23) 2 years after biopsy. RESULTS Type 1 diabetic patients (age 56 [11]; median [interquartile range]) had a long duration of diabetes (DM; 20 [19] years) and all had(More)
We recorded inter- and intra-observer variations in the classification of ankle fractures by the Lauge Hansen and Weber systems. Radiographs of 94 patients were classified independently by four observers. The observer variation was calculated by kappa statistics, which corrects the obtained values for the agreement expected by chance. There was an(More)