Rita Kaae Pilegaard

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Reinfusion of postoperative wound drainage blood has become an attractive alternative in primary total knee and hip arthroplasty. Quality of the drainage blood was studied with respect to content of extracellular bioactive substances and coagulation split products. Using the HandyVac ATS autotransfusion system, drainage blood was collected and reinfused(More)
INTRODUCTION The incidence of cutaneous melanoma is increasing in Denmark and worldwide. However, the prevalence of distant metastases at the time of diagnosis has decreased to 1%. We therefore questioned the value of routine preoperative chest X-ray (CXR) for staging asymptomatic melanoma patients and hypothesised that routine CXR is not justified. (More)
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