Clinical relevance of 18F-FDG-PET/CT incidental findings.
CONCLUSIONS: Incidental 18F-FDG-PET/CT findings should be investigated despite the occurrence of false-positive findings, additional time consumption and cost as they may represent obscure malignancies and premalignant or benign conditions needing treatment. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 33046200 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - October 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Providing targeted healthcare services for immigrants with complex health needs.
CONCLUSIONS: The patients presented with a complex disease burden, language and a disadvantaged socioeconomic status highlighting the need for targeted health services for vulnerable immigrant groups in order to reduce inequities in health. FUNDING: Department of Infectious Diseases, Hvidovre Hospital. TRIAL REGISTRATION: none. PMID: 33046201 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - October 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Multivitamin intake does not affect the risk of preterm and very preterm birth.
CONCLUSIONS: Pregnancy multivitamin intake during the first trimester was not associated with a decreased risk of preterm birth or very preterm birth among women in a high-income population. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 33046202 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - October 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Diabetes mellitus affects the prognosis of frozen shoulder.
CONCLUSIONS: This study shows that patients with frozen shoulder may expect a gradual improvement of both pain and movement during a two-year follow-up, but also that having DM is associated with a poorer prognosis. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: NCT01978886. PMID: 33046203 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - October 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Surgical treatment of patulous Eustachian tube - a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: A number of suggested treatments appear to be promising for PET, but it is difficult to propose a specific surgical treatment due to low numbers of patients, lack of clinical trials and cohort studies without control groups. PMID: 33046204 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - October 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Post-operative recovery is not a limiting factor for adjuvant chemotherapy in patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: Post-operative recovery may not be the factor limiting patients from receiving adjuvant chemotherapy either before or after post-operative week four. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: The study was approved by the Data Protection Agency (reg. no. REG044-2018). PMID: 33046205 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - October 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Long-term ultrasound follow-up in patients with small gallbladder polyps.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study showed that gallbladder polyps lesser-than 6 mm has a low probability of increasing in size. None of the patients with small polyps developed gallbladder cancer. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 33046206 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - October 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Increased rate of home-death among patients in a Danish general practice.
CONCLUSIONS: The proportion of home-death in the studied general practice was higher than home-death recorded in regional data. Having a GP involved in the palliative phase was associated with home-death independently of the number of GP contacts in the trajectory. FUNDING: The study received funding from the PLU-Fund (Praktiserende Lægers Uddannelsesfond). TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 33046207 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - October 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Prevention of anastomotic leak following surgical treatment for rectal cancer.
CONCLUSION: Administrating MBP and oral antibiotics prior to surgery seems to reduce the incidence of AL following rectal cancer surgery. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 33046208 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - October 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Using the Danish National Evaluation as a tool to measure patient-perceived drug information.
CONCLUSIONS: The intervention improved the majority of the patients' perceptions of safety and comfortability with their drug treatment. Although all patients received information about their drug treatment and their questions were answered, this was not reflected in their responses to the LUP questions. FUNDING: The Development Council of Lillebaelt Hospital. TRIAL REGISTRATION: The study was approved by the Danish Data Protection Agency. PMID: 33046209 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - October 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Outpatient hemithyroidectomy for benign thyroid disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Hemithyroidectomy for benign thyroid disease is safe to perform in an outpatient setting for a selected patient group. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 33046210 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - October 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Low educational level increases the incidence of vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy.
CONCLUSIONS: Initiatives aiming to reduce the incidence of treatment-requiring diabetic retinopathy in Danish healthcare should include preventive measures especially adapted to citizens with a low educational background. FUNDNG: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 33046211 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - October 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Time from injury to arrival at the trauma centre in patients undergoing interhospital transfer.
CONCLUSIONS: Time from injury to arrival at our trauma centre exceeded 360 minutes for 67 patients (27%) who were significantly older than the remaining patients transferred. FUNDING: departmental funding. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32862836 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - September 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Face masks for the prevention of COVID-19 - Rationale and design of the randomised controlled trial DANMASK-19.
CONCLUSIONS: We will study whether a face mask protects the wearer of the mask against SARS-CoV-2 infection. The findings are expected to apply to the present pandemic and to future viral outbreaks and to provide evidence for authority recommendations across the world. FUNDING: This study was funded by Salling Fondene. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04337541. PMID: 32829745 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Acute loss of smell and taste among patients with symptoms compatible with COVID-19.
CONCLUSIONS: Many patients with clinically diagnosed COVID-19 report an affected sense of smell and taste. The duration of these symptoms currently remains unknown. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32800063 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

COVID-19 reopening causes high risk of irritant contact dermatitis in children.
CONCLUSIONS: A higher frequency of hand washing during the COVID-19 reopening increased the incidence of ICD in children. Hand hygiene is essential in our fight against novel coronavirus, but prophylactic initiatives are important to reduce the possible long-term consequences of ICD in children. FUNDING: none TRIAL REGISTRATION: Clinicaltrials.gov (NCT04375410). PMID: 32800064 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Changes in the pattern of paediatric bicycle injuries in relation to helmet use 1980-2014.
CONCLUSIONS: In the study period, the proportion of head and severe head injuries decreased by 50% along with an increase from 0% to 50% in helmet use. The proportion of facial injuries, spinal injuries, bone fractures and injuries to the internal organs remained unchanged. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32800065 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Transmission, start of symptom and morbidity among Danish COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital.
CONCLUSIONS: The frequency of co-morbidity in hospital-admitted COVID-19 patients and the correlation to death and ICU attendance were analysed. In all, 74% of the infection cases were of unknown source during the first weeks of the epidemic, which points to considerable community transmission and possibly pre- or asymptomatic transmission, also several weeks before 21 February 2020. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant after correspondence with the Ethics Committee of Region Zealand. Furthermore, permission was granted from The Danish Data Protection Agency, Region Zealand (REG-070-2020). PMID: 3280...
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Anastomotic technique is not associated with leakage rate after right hemicolectomy.
CONCLUSIONS: In the present study, we found no significant difference between hand-sewn versus stapled anastomosis. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32800067 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Surgery, gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist downregulation and in vitro fertilisation in women with infertility and endometriomas.
CONCLUSIONS: The rate of rPTH increased from 1991 to 2012 in hospitals and in private ORL office settings alike. There was a significantly higher rate of rPTH in the age group of 20-40 years and a significant geographical difference in rPTH. The highest risk of rPTH was observed on the day of surgery and on day six. TRIAL REGISTRATION: The Danish Data Protection Agency (record number 2012-41-0158) approved this study. FUNDING: The Olga Bryde Nielsen Foundation and H. Skouby & E. Skouby's Foundation supported this study financially. PMID: 32800068 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Nusinersen treatment of spinal muscular atrophy - a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Nusinersen increased survival without permanent ventilatory support in children with SMA type 1. Improvements in SMA type 2 and 3 were less evident. Better outcomes were seen in young children with a short disease duration, particularly in children receiving nusinersen before symptom onset. Newborn SMA screening may facilitate presymptomatic treatment with splice modification (nusinersen, risdiplam) or gene implantation therapy (AVXS-101, zolgensma). PMID: 32800069 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Experience from a COVID-19 first-line referral clinic in Greater Copenhagen.
CONCLUSIONS: The present study is the first to report the experiences and symptom patterns of a COVID-19 first-line referral centre with efficient triage of patients in need of hospitalisation. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32800070 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Frequency of obstructive sleep apnoea in Danish truck drivers.
CONCLUSIONS: All the evaluated risk factors were significantly associated with AHI, and the prevalence of OSA was above mean levels in the population. Confirmation of these results is warranted in future studies. FUNDING: This study was supported by unrestricted grants from The FDE foundation, The Danish Council for Safe Traffic and Nordsjaellands Hospital. TRIAL REGISTRATION: none. PMID: 32800071 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Estimation of the diagnostic accuracy of real-time reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction for SARS-CoV-2 using re-analysis of published data.
CONCLUSIONS: A high risk of false-positives should be considered when extending the testing strategy, whereas false-negatives may occur during local outbreaks. This may have consequences for, e.g., containment strategies and research. A confirmatory test (e.g., demonstrating seroconversion or repeated RT-qPCR) may be warranted. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32800072 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Characteristics and early outcomes of patients hospitalised for COVID-19 in North Zealand, Denmark.
CONCLUSION: In this cohort of hospitalised COVID-19 patients, mortality was lower than in other Danish and European case series. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32800073 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Building relevance to improve public adherence to preventive measures against COVID-19 by reporting prevalence assessment from incidence numbers.
Authors: Lorentzen HF, Vestergaard C, Benfield T PMID: 32800074 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Prevalence of polypharmacy in Denmark.
CONCLUSIONS: Polypharmacy is prevalent in Denmark with no relevant regional differences. The prevalence of polypharmacy increased with age, and more than half of the population aged ≥ 75 years redeemed prescriptions for> 5 different medicines. The most redeemed medicines among older citizens were against pain and cardiovascular disease. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32741431 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Well-being of women referred due to suspected side effects after human papilloma virus vaccination.
CONCLUSIONS: Most women did not experience any improvement in their symptoms over time, and no association was found between lack of symptom improvement and believing that the HPV vaccine was causing the symptoms. FUNDING: funded by the Danish Cancer Society. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32741432 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Clinical presentation and microbiology of acute salivary gland infections.
CONCLUSIONS: S. aureus is a significant pathogen in ASI and especially in PG cases. Other pathogens may play a role in the development of SMG infections. Based on the bacterial findings in this study, we recommend penicillinase-resistant penicillin as first-line treatment in ASI. FUNDING: none Trial registration: not relevant. The Danish Data Protection Agency approved the project. PMID: 32741433 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

A pragmatic real-life study of flash glucose monitoring versus self-monitoring of blood glucose.
Conclusions: Changing the blood glucose measuring method from SMBG to FGM helped patients with Type 1 diabetes in an outpatient clinic reduce their HbA1c. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32741434 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Effectiveness of supervised resistance training for patients with hip osteoarthritis - a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Supervised progressive resistance training might be of clinical relevance for patients with hip osteoarthritis and was effective in improving patient-reported function, hip-related pain and health-related quality of life. The level of evidence is low and future studies may therefore affect the findings reported herein. PMID: 32741435 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

A patient-reported outcome measure for patients with Dupuytren's disease.
CONCLUSIONS: The PROM shows good reliability, has substantial responsiveness to change and enjoys a high level of patient approval. The PROM is therefore recommended for patients with DD. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: The study was reported to the Danish Data Protection Agency. PMID: 32741436 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Agreement between the Danish Cancer Registry and the Danish Lung Cancer Registry.
CONCLUSIONS: Surprisingly, the DCR registered fewer patients in 2013-2014 than the DLCR, even though they employ the same primary data source. The agreement between the DCR and the DLCR was 87%; this may be increased to 95% if patients who seemed to meet the inclusion criteria of the other register were also included. The discrepancies found were mainly due to different definitions of dates of diagnosis, registrations probably missed by the algorithms and possible registration errors. Discrepancies resulted in a significant difference in MRR, but not in 1y-RS. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PM...
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Prolonged complaints of chemosensory loss after COVID-19.
CONCLUSIONS: Chemosensory loss was frequent in young individuals and persisted beyond a month after symptom onset, often without any improvement during this time. FUNDING: The author wishes to acknowledge research salary funding from Arla Foods (Viby, Denmark) and the Central Region Denmark. The sponsors had no say, roles or responsibilities in relation to the study, including (but not limited to) the study design, data collection, management and analysis. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32741438 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Improving colonoscopy quality through individualised training programmes.
CONCLUSIONS: Quality-improvement initiatives may lead to an improved CIR and possibly PDR. Nationwide training programmes and performance monitoring should be implemented to further improve and monitor colonoscopy quality. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32741439 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided ablation is a promising treatment for pancreatic cystic neoplasms - a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: EUS-guided cyst ablation of pancreatic cystic lesions seems effective and safe as an alternative to surgical resection in patients who are unfit for surgery or who have low-risk pancreatic cystic neoplasms. PMID: 32741440 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

The prevalence of nerve injuries following neck dissections - a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: This meta-analysis estimated a high prevalence of SS, SAN and MMN injuries following the three main types of ND. If oncological considerations allow it, the less morbid ND should be considered. MMN injuries have only been reported in a limited number of small studies. The results may be used to compare future research and as guidance for quality evaluation within departments. PMID: 32741441 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Incidence of post-tonsillectomy haemorrhaging in Denmark.
CONCLUSIONS: The rate of rPTH increased from 1991 to 2012 in hospitals and in private ORL office settings alike. There was a significantly higher rate of rPTH in the age group of 20-40 years and a significant geographical difference in rPTH. The highest risk of rPTH was observed on the day of surgery and on day six. TRIAL REGISTRATION: The Danish Data Protection Agency (record number 2012-41-0158) approved this study. FUNDING: The Olga Bryde Nielsen Foundation and H. Skouby & E. Skouby's Foundation supported this study financially. PMID: 32741442 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Telephone consultation as a substitute for face-to-face consultation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CONCLUSIONS: A minority of planned face-to-face consultations was substituted by telephone consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Families were satisfied with substitute telephone consultations. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32734880 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Characteristics and outcomes of paediatric patients admitted to a Danish level-1 trauma centre.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study suggests that in Denmark, children admitted to a trauma centre are most likely to have been injured in traffic accidents and/or in the afternoon. Deaths were few and limited to the severely injured children; many survived despite severe injuries. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32734881 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Evaluation of telemedicine in patients suspected of acute coronary syndrome at a non-invasive centre.
CONCLUSIONS: A large number of ECGs are transmitted annually and at an increasing rate, and STEMI only comprises a very limited proportion of all transmitted ECGs to a non-invasive centre in Denmark. The high number of ECGs challenge the available resources, which are limited and should be used effectively, particularly in a period characterised by increased healthcare demands. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32734882 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Sex and age differences among tramadol users in three Nordic countries.
CONCLUSIONS: From 2007 to 2015, the prescription patterns of tramadol and other opioids differed between the three countries. Tramadol was generally used more frequently by women. Women received higher DDD then men in Norway and Denmark, but not in Sweden. The prevalence of tramadol users tended to increase with age in all countries. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32734883 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Resumption of oncological therapy in patients with advanced cancer undergoing explorative laparotomy for bowel obstruction.
CONCLUSIONS: We found that ASA score and performance status are associated with resumption of cancer treatment post-operatively and should be taken into consideration when considering the treatment strategy for patients with advanced cancer and malignant bowel obstruction. FUNDING: The authors received no financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32734884 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Laparoscopic or open paediatric inguinal hernia repair - a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: There is no solid evidence that clinical outcome is improved after laparoscopic paediatric inguinal hernia repair compared with the gold standard. PMID: 32734885 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Validating the 7-item Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Questionnaire in Danish.
CONCLUSIONS: The ETDQ-7 has previously been validated in English, German, Dutch and Portuguese, demonstrating good clinical relevance. The Danish translation of the ETDQ-7 has produced similar results and may be valuable in diagnosing obstructive ETD and in monitoring the effect of balloon dilation of the Eustachian tube. FUNDING: none. The study was approved by the Danish Data Protection Agency (VD-2018-33, I-Suite 6229). PMID: 32734886 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Ultrasound-assisted thrombolysis for acute intermediate-high-risk pulmonary embolism.
CONCLUSIONS: The ETDQ-7 has previously been validated in English, German, Dutch and Portuguese, demonstrating good clinical relevance. The Danish translation of the ETDQ-7 has produced similar results and may be valuable in diagnosing obstructive ETD and in monitoring the effect of balloon dilation of the Eustachian tube. FUNDING: none. The study was approved by the Danish Data Protection Agency (VD-2018-33, I-Suite 6229). PMID: 32734887 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Characteristics of patients with COVID-19 pneumonia at Hvidovre Hospital, March-April 2020.
CONCLUSIONS: The manifestations of COVID-19 at presentation were similar to those seen in other reports. Our population was older, slightly overrepresented by women and had a high level of co-morbidity. COVID-19 admittance was associated with frequent need of intensive care and mechanical ventilation that was associated with a very high mortality. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32448405 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - May 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Initial experiences from patients with COVID-19 on ventilatory support in Denmark.
CONCLUSIONS: COVID-19 patients have characteristic reproducible laboratory findings and present a major challenge due to their illness severity and required treatment length. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32351196 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - May 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

COVID-19 is possibly a consequence of the anthropogenic biodiversity crisis and climate changes.
Authors: Lorentzen HF, Benfield T, Stisen S, Rahbek C PMID: 32351197 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - May 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Trends of ankyloglossia and lingual frenotomy in hospital settings among children in Denmark.
CONCLUSIONS: Ankyloglossia and frenotomy increased significantly during the period 1996-2015 among children in Denmark according to nationwide hospital data. Rates of both ankyloglossia and frenotomy were highest in children less than one year of age and among boys. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32351198 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - May 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research