R V Lindholm

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BACKGROUND To study the influence of pericardial suction blood (PSB) on postoperative memory disturbances and release patterns of protein S100B during and after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). METHODS Sixty male patients admitted for coronary artery bypass surgery were prospectively randomized to receive PSB either by using conventional cardiotomy suction(More)
In a Finnish kindred consisting of 192 descendants from two marriages of a male ancestor born in 1868, the lumbar spines of 105 of the 170 living members were X-rayed. Spondylolysis was found in 22 individuals. In addition, six of them had spondylolisthesis, four had spina bifida occulta, and two had a transitional lumbar/sacral vertebra. Seven members of(More)
OBJECTIVE The use of heparin-coated surfaces in cardiopulmonary bypass has been shown to decrease the inflammatory response imposed by the contact between blood and artificial surfaces. One would expect this reaction to improve clinical outcome. However, this has been difficult to verify. This investigation is based on an aggregation of two randomized(More)
A follow-up is given of early and late results in 109 arthroplasties with the self-locking Austin T. Moore vitallium femoral head prosthesis in fractures of the femoral neck on 106 patients. Operative indication was usually fresh medical fracture of the femoral neck in an elderly woman, or its late complication. The surgery was performed in a unit for(More)
OBJECTIVE The clinical significance of heparin coating in cardiopulmonary bypass has previously been investigated. However, few studies have addressed the possible influence on brain function and memory disturbances. METHODS Three hundred low-risk patients exposed to coronary bypass surgery were randomised into three groups according to type of heparin(More)
OBJECTIVE In a randomised study of 120 patients, undergoing primary operation for coronary heart decease, two groups were investigated as regards to the effects of heparin coated cardiopulmonary bypass on brain function parameters and general clinical outcome. The study group (n = 56) was perfused using an extra-corporeal circuit treated with covalent(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the properties and usefulness of prospective routine registration of incidents related to cardiopulmonary bypass and its clinical significance as a quality assurance instrument. METHODS Incidents or deviations from the normal course observed during cardiopulmonary bypass procedures were registered in a computer database. Each(More)
Twenty-three shoulders on which a Bristow-Latarjet operation had been performed on account of anterior glenohumeral instability were followed up for an average of 24 months (range 15-36). The series consisted of 12 recurrent dislocations, 5 chronic subluxations + 3 with occasional dislocations, and 3 anterior + inferior (multidirectional) subluxations. Four(More)
A thermographic study on admission of 174 hospital patients with sciatica revealed a significant correlation between decreased temperature of the distal part of the affected limb and the probability of spinal nerve root compression. The highest order of preponderance for "coldness" was related to the group of patients whose symptoms were confirmed(More)
Decompression of the posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) was performed in 111 cases of tennis elbow. After a median follow-up time of 5 years, 85% showed improvement and 30% were almost completely relieved of their symptoms, the latter figure being considered to represent the real frequency of PIN entrapment. It thus seems that the PIN is one etiological(More)