Petrea Carlsson

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In a double blind, randomised, controlled investigation the analgesic effect of a continuous block of the lumbar plexus with bupivacaine compared with sodium chloride was examined in 20 patients with postoperative pain after knee-joint surgery. The infusion was given through a catheter inserted in the neurovascular fascial sheath of the femoral nerve,(More)
The aim of this study was to clarify the distribution and persistence of mutans streptococci on different tooth sites in the same oral cavity. Thirteen subjects, aged 20-40 years, were examined. Salivary levels of mutans streptococci, caries prevalence, oral hygiene habits and status of tooth surfaces sampled were recorded. Plaque samples were obtained from(More)
The efficacy of a topical anaesthetic formulation, EMLA 5% cream (Eutectic Mixture of Local Anaesthetics) in obtunding the pain produced by venepuncture, was determined in a double-blind randomized, cross-over study in 31 adult volunteers. Pain was registered on a 10-cm visual analogue scale. In each subject the mean pain score after treatment with EMLA was(More)
In 20 patients a continuous block of the lumbar plexus was administered after knee-joint surgery, and the analgesic effect of two different concentrations of bupivacaine was compared. The same volume of bupivacaine was given to both groups of patients: a bolus dose of 0.4 ml/kg, 0.5% or 0.25%, followed by infusion of 0.14 ml/kg/h, 0.25% or 0.125%,(More)
Thirty-two patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty were randomized to receive an identical epidural blockade initiated 30 min before surgical incision (N = 16), or at closure of the surgical wound (N = 16). Before induction of general anaesthesia the epidural catheter was tested with bupivacaine 7.5 mg.ml-1, 2 ml. General anaesthesia was induced with(More)
Four hundred and sixty-two children, aged 10-14 years, from eight areas were examined for Streptococcus mutans in saliva and for dental caries. Strep. mutans strains from some samples were further characterized by serological and biochemical methods. Strep. mutans was identified in 98 per cent of the children and 40 per cent showed high counts. Serotypes c(More)
In a pilot study seven subjects were asked to use a new more powerful bone-anchored hearing aid, the BAHA cordelle, for 5 days. All seven had a moderate or severe sensorineural component in their hearing loss and had been using a BAHA superbass on a daily basis for more than 2 years. Free-field thresholds and speech recognition were measured with the BAHA(More)
  • P Carlsson
  • 1989
The observations in the Vipeholm Study regarding sugar consumption and oral lactobacillus counts were reviewed in relation to recent data on the epidemiology of mutans streptococci. The mutans streptococci were not present in higher counts in a population with high level of sugar consumption compared to two populations with a low level. As expected,(More)