Rikke Hein-Rasmussen

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The relatively new D-dimer assay from Nycomed Pharma (Nycocard), which has shown both high sensitivity and specificity in diagnosing deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in earlier studies, was re-evaluated retrospectively. The diagnostic value of the D-dimer assay for DVT was evaluated with contrast venography as reference. The(More)
INTRODUCTION Extensive weight loss has been docu-mented in intensive care unit (ICU) survivors, primarily as the result of muscle loss, leading to impaired physical function and reduced quality of life. The aim of the EAT-ICU trial is to test the effect of early goal-directed protein-energy nutrition based on measured requirements on short-term clinical(More)
We assessed the effects of early goal-directed nutrition (EGDN) vs. standard nutritional care in adult intensive care unit (ICU) patients. We randomised acutely admitted, mechanically ventilated ICU patients expected to stay longer than 3 days in the ICU. In the EGDN group we estimated nutritional requirements by indirect calorimetry and 24-h urinary urea(More)
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