Ulla K Bang

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The authors conducted a randomized controlled clinical trial to evaluate the usefulness of perioperative manual evaluation of the response to train-of-four (TOF) nerve stimulation. A total of 80 patients were divided into four groups of 20 each. For two groups (one given vecuronium and one pancuronium), the anesthetists assessed the degree of neuromuscular(More)
A survey of 45 Danish anaesthetic departments providing obstetric services was conducted to discover which forms of prophylaxis against pulmonary aspiration of acid gastric contents are currently used in obstetric patients. Very few departments used regular aspiration prophylaxis during active labour. For caesarean section pharmacologic prophylaxis was(More)
BACKGROUND Central neuraxial blocks (CNBs) for surgery and analgesia are an important part of anaesthesia practice in the Nordic countries. More active thromboprophylaxis with potent antihaemostatic drugs has increased the risk of bleeding into the spinal canal. National guidelines for minimizing this risk in patients who benefit from such blocks vary in(More)
Lornoxicam is a new non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug of the oxicam class. This randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled trial compared the analgesic efficacy and tolerability of intramuscular (IM) injections of lornoxicam (4, 8, 16 and 20 mg) with morphine (10 and 20 mg) and placebo in 252 patients with mainly moderate to severe pain following(More)
Pathogenetical factors possibly responsible for recurrence of nontoxic goitre in a nonendemic area are evaluated. A group of 22 female patients admitted for surgical treatment of recurrent nontoxic goitre was compared with a control group of 86 female nontoxic goitrous patients not operated upon before. Preoperative serum baseline thyrotrophin levels in the(More)
Two data sets are presented to identify the effect of growth location and origin of parental plant on anthocyanidin concentrations in Vaccinium myrtillus fruits. Bilberries were collected from wild populations growing at different latitudes and from cultivated plants originating from different geographical locations but grown in the same location for over(More)
A new neuromuscular transmission monitor based on measurement of acceleration is presented. The monitor consists of an acceleration transducer, i.e. a piezo-electric ceramic wafer with an electrode on each side, and a stimulation and computing unit. The transducer can be fastened to the thumb, and when the finger is moved in response to nerve stimulation a(More)
Bambuterol (the bisdimethylcarbamate prodrug of terbutaline) is a new bronchodilator with a prolonged duration of action due to its inhibition of plasma cholinesterase during metabolism. The effect of bambuterol on suxamethonium-induced neuromuscular blockade was studied in 10 patients undergoing elective laparotomy. Thirty mg of bambuterol was given 2 h(More)
AIMS It has been assumed that both plasma cholinesterase (EC 3.1.1.8) and oxidative enzymes are needed for optimum formation of the bronchodilator terbutaline from its biscarbamate prodrug bambuterol. The present study aimed at investigating the fate of bambuterol in subjects with deficient plasma cholinesterase but with normal oxidative (CYP2D6)(More)
Bambuterol is a new bronchodilator which is also a reversible inhibitor of plasma cholinesterase. In patients with normal plasma cholinesterase genotype, bambuterol prolongs suxamethonium-induced neuromuscular blockade. In the present study, we investigated the interaction of bambuterol and suxamethonium in nine patients heterozygous for abnormal plasma(More)