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OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of a restricted intravenous fluid regimen versus a standard regimen on complications after colorectal resection. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Current fluid administration in major surgery causes a weight increase of 3-6 kg. Complications after colorectal surgery are reported in up to 68% of patients. Associations between(More)
BACKGROUND This study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that early enteral nutrition might reduce the incidence of serious complications after major abdominal surgery. METHODS In a randomised double blind prospective trial 30 patients received Nutri-drink and 30 patients received placebo through a nasoduodenal feeding tube. On the day of operation the(More)
BACKGROUND Patients who become anergic after surgery have a very high death rate, mainly due to infectious complications. It has earlier been shown that preoperative skin testing has predictive value for the clinical outcome in gastrointestinal surgery. This study investigated the effect of early postoperative enteral nutrition versus placebo on(More)
Labetalol (Trandate) 50 mg i.v. was administered to a pre-eclamptic primigravida with an asphytic fetus prior to cesarean section, in order to reduce the risk of excessive increase in blood pressure during induction of anesthesia. Blood pressure fell rapidly from 170/110 to 115/85 mmHg. A dead infant was born. Oral labetalol is arguably a suitable remedy(More)
A continuous record of postoperative surgical infections was carried out by electronic data processing (EDP) of 4340 orthopaedic and general operations. The overall infection rate was 6.3%, ranging from 2.3% (clean wounds) to 27.1% (dirty wounds). The corresponding deep infection rates were 1.6%, 0.4% and 4.6%. Employing a multiple logistic regression(More)
BACKGROUND Nontechnical skills are essential for safe and efficient surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of an assessment tool for surgeons' nontechnical skills, Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons dk (NOTSSdk), and the effect of rater training. METHODS A 1-day course was conducted for 15 general surgeons in which they rated(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to discover if the cellular immunological response is different in patients receiving early postoperative enteral nutrition compared to patients who only receive "water". METHODS In a random double-blind prospective trial, 30 patients received Nutridrink® and 30 patients received placebo (water) through a nasoduodenal(More)
We undertook this study to test the hypothesis that early enteral nutrition might reduce the incidence of serious complications after major abdominal surgery. In a randomized double blind prospective trial 30 patients received Nutridrink and 30 patients received placebo through a nasoduodenal feeding tube. On the day of operation the patients were given(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to explore the content of conversations, feedback style, and perceived usefulness of feedback to trainee surgeons when conversations were stimulated by a tool for assessing surgeons' non-technical skills. METHODS Trainee surgeons and their supervisors used the Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons in Denmark tool to stimulate(More)
BACKGROUND Trainee surgeons would benefit from regular, formative assessments to ensure they learn the nontechnical aspects of surgical performance. Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons in Denmark (NOTSSdk) is a tool to assess surgeons' nontechnical skills (NTS) during an operation. The aims of this study were to explore which parts of NOTSSdk supervisors use(More)