Svend Saalbach Ottesen

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A double-blind, randomized multicentre study was undertaken to evaluate the possible effect of chelation treatment with ethylenediamine-tetraacetic acid (EDTA) in patients with severe intermittent claudication. A total of 153 patients received 20 intravenous infusions of either 3 g Na2EDTA or placebo during a period of 5-9 weeks. Vitamin, mineral and trace(More)
The Haemonetics Cell Saver was evaluated as a tool for the refining of blood shed during cardiovascular surgery. After blood filtration the red cells are concentrated, washed and re-infused as red cells suspended in normal saline (CS blood) with haematocrit around 60%. Platelets and plasma with desired and undesired components are removed. In 50 patients(More)
In 30 patients subjected to craniotomy, subdural pressure was measured with a 22G/0.8 mm Venflon cannula connected to a pressure transducer system. The measurements were performed after removal of the bone flap and just before opening of the dura. The subdural pressure was correlated with the tactile estimation of dural tension and the tendency to brain(More)
p53 mutations are found in up to 30% of breast cancers and peptides derived from over-expressed p53 protein are presented by class I HLA molecules and may act as tumor-associated epitopes in cancer vaccines. A dendritic cell (DC) based p53 targeting vaccine was analyzed in HLA-A2+ patients with progressive advanced breast cancer. DCs were loaded with 3(More)
The effects of thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) on myocardial performance and metabolism and on the severity of an acute myocardial ischaemia, were studied in eight anesthetized open-chest dogs. TEA reduced mean arterial blood pressure (AP) by 26%, heart rate (HR) by 20%, left ventricular dP/dt by 37%, and myocardial oxygen consumption by 27%. Although(More)
No beneficial effects were achieved by ventilating the lungs of a group of 10 patients during total extracorporeal circulation for coronary artery bypass operation. Ventilation of nonperfused lungs, which was suggested to prevent postoperative atelectasis, may even have negative effects. Intrapulmonary shunting increased significantly (p less than 0.05),(More)
Some circulatory effects of thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) were investigated in splenectomized, open-chest sheep during normoxia, hypoxia and isoproterenol administration. During normoxia, TEA caused comparatively marked reductions in systemic arterial blood pressure, total peripheral resistance and cardiac output. A fall in heart rate was not(More)
The anticoagulant effect of heparin was studied in 20 patients undergoing aortocoronary bypass surgery. The protamine dose necessary to reverse heparin after extracorporeal circulation (ECC) was assessed in ten patients from individual heparin dose-response curves (HDR group). The other ten patients received protamine according to a routine protocol(More)
In this study we have treated three malignant (TGrIII) and two pre-malignant (TGrII) urothelial cell lines with recombinant human interferon γ (rHu-INFγ). The malignant cells (HCV29-T112C1, Hu1703He and T24) were inhibited in growth by more than 50% after treatment with 100–1000 units of rHu-INFγ/ml for 4 days as compared to untreated controls. The growth(More)