Reinhold H Jensen

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BACKGROUND A group of patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is resistant to advanced respiratory therapy. In these patients, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can be used as a rescue therapy. This study presents 14 years of experience from a Scandinavian ECMO centre. The aim of the study is to present outcome results and(More)
A prospective, randomized, controlled trial was designed to study the influence of a corrugated latex drain on anastomotic integrity, wound infection, and respiratory complications after elective colonic resections above the pelvic peritoneum. Sixty patients entered the trial; 28 were drained and 32 undrained. Three patients in the undrained group died soon(More)
INTRODUCTION Statins reduce risk of cardiovascular events and have beneficial pleiotropic effects; both may reduce mortality in critically ill patients. We examined whether statin use was associated with risk of death in general intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS Cohort study of 12,483 critically ill patients > 45 yrs of age with a first-time(More)
BACKGROUND Physiology-based severity of illness scores are often used for risk adjustment in observational studies of intensive care unit (ICU) outcome. However, the complexity and time constraints of these scoring systems may limit their use in administrative databases. Comorbidity is a main determinant of ICU outcome, and comorbidity scores can be(More)
Chemotaxis of circulating peripheral neutrophils was studied in 12 patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery. Tests of neutrophil chemotaxis were made preoperatively and 16-20 hours postoperatively, using a multipore filter assay. Statistically significant postoperative decrease was demonstrated in both stimulated and random neutrophil migration (p =(More)
BACKGROUND As no clinical randomised studies have previously been performed comparing complications with the Ciaglia Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy Introducer Set (PDT) and conventional surgical tracheostomy (TR), we designed a study with the aim of comparing the efficacy and safety of the two techniques. METHODS Sixty patients selected for(More)
Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy is a common procedure in intensive care. This guideline from the Danish Society of Intensive Care Medicine (DSIT) and the Danish Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DASAIM) describes indications and contraindications, timing, complications compared to surgical tracheostomy, anaesthesia and(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the incidence of late deep venous thrombosis (DVT), and to evaluate a regimen of prolonged thromboprophylaxis after general surgery. DESIGN Randomised, controlled, open trial, with blinded evaluation. SETTING University hospital, Denmark. SUBJECTS 176 consecutive patients undergoing major elective abdominal or non-cardiac thoracic(More)
A double-blind randomized, clinical trial was conducted in 9 hospitals comparing the use of non-ionic contrast media (CM) iopromide 300 (Ultravist) and iohexol 300 (Omnipaque) during peripheral arteriography in a total of 446 patients. After premedication with morphine-scopolamine each patient was given two consecutive injections of 50 ml CM at a rate of 12(More)
Eosinophilic fasciitis (EF) is characterized by symmetrical scleroderma-like induration of skin over one or more distal extremities, peripheral eosinophilia, absence of Raynaud phenomenon and visceral involvement and a favourable response to systemically administered corticosteroids. Like other scleroderma-like disorders EF is rarely described in children.(More)