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BACKGROUND Abdominal surgery for cancer carries a high risk of venous thromboembolism, but the optimal duration of postoperative thromboprophylaxis is unknown. METHODS We conducted a double-blind, multicenter trial in which patients undergoing planned curative open surgery for abdominal or pelvic cancer received enoxaparin (40 mg subcutaneously) daily for(More)
 Objective. To compare information gained by ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in chronic achilles tendinopathy with regard to the nature and severity of the lesion. Design. Imaging of both achilles tendons with ultrasonography and MRI was performed prior to unilateral surgery. Operative findings and histological biopsies together served(More)
The use of thyroid ultrasonography for determination of thyroid volume requires reliable reference criteria. The current World Health Organization/International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (WHO/ICCIDD) reference has been questioned since iodine-sufficient children have been found throughout the world with distinctly smaller(More)
This prospective, double-blind trial was performed to determine whether 4 weeks' prophylaxis with enoxaparin after total hip replacement (THR) is more effective in protecting against deep vein thrombosis (DVT) than prophylaxis during hospitalization. Two hundred sixty-two patients undergoing THR were given enoxaparin 40 mg once daily during hospitalization(More)
Sixty consecutive patients with a ruptured supratentorial aneurysm underwent operation during the acute stage, 56 of them within 72 hours after the first bleed, one on the 4th day, and three on the 5th day. Six patients were classified preoperatively in Hunt and Hess neurological Grade I, 39 in Grade II, 11 in Grade III, and four in Grade IV or V. Nine(More)
The scoring system most commonly used to date to describe the thrombotic burden of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) excludes several deep vein segments and is thereby of limited use in research. The aim of this prospective, comparative study was to develop a new scoring and distribution system that would include all major deep veins of the leg and pelvis. In(More)
The aim was to describe the phlebographic pattern of asymptomatic and symptomatic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) after total hip replacement by the use of a scoring system in 102 consecutive patients (54 asymptomatic, 48 symptomatic). The DVTs were scored from 1 to 3, and registered in a scoring system dividing the deep veins into 12 separate segments. The(More)
Resistance to activated protein C due to FV:R 506Q mutation is the most common known genetic risk factor for deep leg vein thrombosis (DVT). The aim of this prospective study was to describe and compare the location and extent of DVT, reflected by a scoring system, in a group of patients with and without FV:R 506Q mutation. Of 247 consecutively included(More)
A first clinical evaluation has been made of the performance of a newly devised immunofluorometric assay for measuring plasma concentrations of activated protein C (APC) in complex with protein C inhibitor (PCI). The method was compared with testing for other markers of hypercoagulability in a case-control study comprising 123 patients with clinical(More)
Temporary arterial occlusion was performed in 16 patients undergoing early aneurysm operation. Ten patients had a ruptured middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysm, and 6 had a ruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysm. Premature aneurysm rupture during operation necessitated temporary arterial occlusion in 10 patients. In 5 patients, temporary arterial(More)