Søren N. Rasmussen

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BACKGROUND Despite the widespread use of paracetamol for many years, the analgesic serum concentrations of paracetamol are unknown. Therefore the correlation between serum paracetamol concentrations and the analgesic effect was studied. METHODS Sixty-four women undergoing laparoscopic sterilization were included in a double-blind, placebo-controlled,(More)
Two studies were performed to examine the influence of fasting and food intake on the absorption and retention of nickel added to drinking water and to determine if nickel sensitization played any role in this regard. First, eight nonallergic male volunteers fasted overnight before being given nickel in drinking water (12 micrograms Ni/kg) and, at different(More)
Ten patients with chronic pain were randomized to an open, balanced, crossover study. Each patients received two different preparations of racemic methadone, i.e., tablets and intravenous infusion. The pharmacokinetic parameters of the R- and S-enantiomers of the racemate are reported. The analgesically active R-methadone has a significantly longer mean(More)
We randomly assigned 71 patients with active chronic Crohn's disease who were resistant to or intolerant of corticosteroids to treatment with oral cyclosporine (5 to 7.5 mg per kilogram of body weight per day) or placebo for three months. Disease activity was assessed on a clinical grading scale without knowledge of the treatment given. At the end of the(More)
In patients with renal hypertension, determination of renal volume may be valuable for evaluating possible compensatory hypertrophy for correlating renal size to renal function, and for evaluating the transplanted kidney in relation to rejection and its response to therapy. We performed parallel transverse ultrasonic scans through each kidney and computed(More)
The release pattern, bioavailability, and kinetics of a 5-aminosalicylic acid tablet with sustained release were studied in humans. Six ileostomy patients received a single dose (500 mg). Eight and 48 h later, respectively, 58% and 65% of the dose was recovered in the ileostomy effluents, either as 5-aminosalicylic acid still retained in the preparation,(More)
Gastrointestinal pH and regional intestinal transit times of a capsule were measured in twelve healthy children aged 8-14 years using a radiotransmitting pH-sensitive capsule. The location of the capsule was determined by fluoroscopy. pH in the stomach was 1.5, but rose to 6.4 in the duodenum (mean values). pH gradually rose in the small intestine and(More)
1. The characteristics of [51Cr]EDTA, [3H]methoxyinulin ([3H]MI), [14C]polyethylene glycol-4000 ([14C]PEG), and [3H]mannitol as markers of the extracellular space (e.c.s.) of isolated mucosa from the rat small intestine have been examined. 2. Unidirectional transmural fluxes across the rat jejunum of [3H]MI, [14C]PEG and [3H]mannitol have been measured in(More)
AIMS To investigate the smoking prevalence the last three months before pregnancy and at 18 weeks of gestation among women in Norway and to evaluate the impact of pre-pregnancy smoking habits, maternal age, level of education, civil status and parity on smoking cessation. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective, multicenter survey. The study population(More)