Sigrid Beitland

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BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) with renal replacement therapy (RRT) is rare in trauma patients. The primary aim of the study was to assess incidence, mortality and chronic RRT dependency in this patient group. METHODS Adult trauma patients with AKI receiving RRT at a regional trauma referral center over a 12-year period were retrospectively(More)
To compare benefits and harms of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) versus unfractionated heparin (UFH) as thromboprophylaxis in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. We conducted a systematic review with meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis (TSA) of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing LMWH with UFH as thromboprophylaxis in adult ICU(More)
Background: Incubation of human whole blood at body temperature has been used in numerous studies without addition of glucose and insulin. The purpose of the study was to examine glucose concentration changes during in vitro incubation of human whole blood at different temperatures, and whether it was affected by addition of insulin and bacterial endotoxin.(More)
Introduction. Acute kidney injury (AKI) necessitating continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is a severe complication in trauma patients (TP). We wanted to assess daily duration of CRRT and its impact on uremic control in TP. Material and Methods. We retrospectively reviewed adult TP, with or without rhabdomyolysis, with AKI undergoing CRRT. Data on(More)
A young man was multitraumatized by a car accident. During the stay in the intensive care unit he had persistent hypoxemia. Various reasons were sought and different treatments were tried, but his severe hypoxemia did not ameliorate. The cause of the hypoxemia remained unclear until his clinical condition improved and we dared to perform a second(More)
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a genetic or acquired condition characterised by a prolonged QT interval on the surface electrocardiogram (ECG) and is associated with a high risk of sudden cardiac death because of polymorph ventricular tachyarrhythmia called Torsade de Pointes arrhythmia. Drug-induced LQTS can occur as a side effect of commonly used cardiac and(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have indicated that alterations in blood glucose and/or insulin levels modify the inflammatory response. The purpose of this study was to elucidate whether increased levels of glucose and/or insulin influence the activation pattern of blood leucocytes and their production of cytokines in vitro. METHODS Venous blood was obtained(More)
BACKGROUND Post-resuscitation care after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is challenging due to the threat of organ failure and difficult prognostication. Our aim was to examine whether urine biomarkers could give an early prediction of acute kidney injury (AKI) and outcome. METHODS This was a prospective observational study of comatose OHCA patients(More)
BACKGROUND Kidney disease after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is incompletely described. We examined the occurrence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in OHCA patients and impact of AKI, with or without renal replacement therapy (RRT), on 6-month mortality and neurological outcome. METHODS Prospective study at Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.(More)