Usefulness of the STarT Back Screening Tool to predict pain problems after lumbar spine surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study show that the STarT Back Screening Tool may be useful for identifying patients who are at a high risk of developing complex pain after spine surgery. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 30511633 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Basic open surgical training course.
Authors: Christensen JB, Nodin E, Bach DZ, Fabrin A, Thingaard E Abstract INTRODUCTION: Fewer open surgical procedures are performed, and thus a need to learn open surgical techniques outside the operating room has emerged. Simulation training offers the possibility to train in a safe environment before operating on patients. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of a simulation-based course in basic open surgical skills and to describe its pedagogical foundation, content and organisation. METHODS: Surgical trainees at the beginning of their surgical career participated in a basic open surgical sk...
Source: Danish Medical Journal - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Use of preventive home visits by general practitioners in patients diagnosed with dementia.
CONCLUSIONS: GP's adherence to guidelines for patients identified with dementia leaves room for improvement as a significant part of the patients had not received the annual PHV as recommended in the guidelines. Furthermore, substantial variation between general practices indicates that not all GPs need to improve to the same extent. FUNDING: The study was supported by the Quality Improvement Committee for General Practice in the Region of Southern Denmark, Audit Project Odense and the University of Southern Denmark. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 30511635 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Re-amputations and mortality after below-knee, through-knee and above-knee amputations.
CONCLUSIONS: The overall re-amputation rate ≤ 90 days following major lower-extremity amputation decreased significantly from 22% to 5% after cessation of the TKA procedures, but mortality remained unchanged. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 30511636 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Refusal of pain medication is frequent in a Danish emergency department.
CONCLUSIONS: Pain was frequent, as it was seen in two thirds of non-critical adult patients in the ED. The majority of patients with pain had moderate to severe pain, but only one third of the patients with pain wanted pain-relieving treatment. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 30511637 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Synchronous and metachronous liver metastases in patients with colorectal cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of synchronous metastases has remained high despite improved diagnostic technology. Patient survival remains significantly lower when metastatic disease is present, even though treatment options for liver metastases have improved. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 30511638 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Neurobiological effects of work-related stress: protocol for a case-control neuroimaging study.
CONCLUSIONS: This project is designed to generate entirely new and objective evidence of stress-induced cerebral illness, and to provide a basis for in-depth research and for a more rational management of this strenuous disorder. FUNDING: Private, industrial and public funds. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Clinicaltrails.gov/NCT03334045. PMID: 30382017 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - November 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Childhood trampoline injuries.
CONCLUSIONS: This study describes types of injuries and safety precautions related to trampoline use. 6% of all children in the ED had an injury related to trampoline use. 4% complied with all five recommended safety precautions. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 30382018 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - November 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Type 1 narcolepsy is not present in 29 HPV-vaccinated individuals with subjective sleep complaints.
CONCLUSION: Our results do not suggest that an association exists between HPV vaccination and the development of narcolepsy type 1. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 30382019 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - November 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Validation of the HeartDiet questionnaire.
CONCLUSIONS: HeartDiet is well aligned with results from a semi-quantitative FFQ and biomarkers, and it is a practical, easy and quick-to-use tool to describe and monitor if a diet is heart-healthy or not. FUNDING: The study was supported by the Danish Heart Association. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 30382020 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - November 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Non-attendance in a secondary paediatric referral centre.
Authors: Wolthers OD Abstract INTRODUCTION: Non-attendance in outpatient clinics may be associated with risks to patients' health, disturb the management of clinics and cause a waste of healthcare resources. The aim of the present study was to measure the non-attendance rate in a secondary paediatric outpatient centre and to assess reasons for non-attendance. METHODS: Non-attendance in children and adolescents aged 0-19 years were recorded prospectively during a year. In a telephone interview, the families of non-attending patients were asked about their reasons for non-attending. RESULTS: The number of sch...
Source: Danish Medical Journal - November 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Poor compliance with antimicrobial guidelines for childhood pneumonia.
CONCLUSIONS: Compliance with local guidelines was comparable to findings reported in similar single-centre studies. Airway aspiration may be a useful supplement to other investigations. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 30382022 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - November 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Wide variation in function level assessment after stroke in Denmark.
CONCLUSIONS: The vast majority of services use standardised instruments, but there is absolutely no consensus on which instruments to use. There is a strong need for recommendations on which instruments should be used in stroke rehabilitation in the transition from hospital-based to home-based rehabilitation. FUNDING: This study was supported by a grant from the Management Forum for Collaboration between Aarhus University and the Central Denmark Region, Denmark. None of the authors have any personal financial interests in the work undertaken or the findings reported. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 3026...
Source: Danish Medical Journal - October 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Posture changes platelet inhibition time after ingestion of prasugrel.
CONCLUSIONS: A trend towards faster reduction of platelet reactivity was seen when ingesting prasugrel in the upright position compared with the supine position. FUNDING: This work was supported by Oda and Hans Svenningsens Foundation (grant number: BOF-10109). The foundation had no part in the collection, analysis or interpretation of data, or in the writing of the report or the decision to submit the work for publication. TRIAL REGISTRATION: This trial was registered with clinicaltrials.gov (NCT01365741). PMID: 30269747 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - October 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Danish medical schools do not meet international recommendations for teaching palliative medicine.
CONCLUSIONS: Teaching in palliative medicine is sparse at all four medical schools in Denmark and should be strengthened to meet Danish as well as European recommendations. FUNDING: No funding was used for this study. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 30269748 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - October 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Validation of a register-based algorithm for recurrence in rectal cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: The study showed good concordance between the algorithm and medical record information. The algorithm makes it possible to perform large register-based studies of recurrence and disease-free survival in colorectal cancer patients without the need for evaluation of medical records. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 30269749 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - October 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

The impact of consanguinity on the frequency of inborn errors of metabolism.
CONCLUSIONS: The data indicate a strong association between consanguinity and IEM. These figures may be useful to health professionals providing antenatal, paediatric and clinical genetic services. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 30269750 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - October 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Percutaneous vertebroplasty is safe and effective for cancer-related vertebral compression fractures.
The objective of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of PVP in patients with malignant spinal lesions. METHODS: From the National Danish Surgical Spine Database, DaneSpine, 30 consecutive cancer patients with vertebral fractures who underwent PVP from 2013 to 2017 were identified. From DaneSpine, the European Quality of Life - 5 Dimensions Questionnaire (EQ-5D) and the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) scores were collected pre- and post-operatively. Data on the incidence of complications and poly-methyl methacrylate leaks were obtained by review of medical records and plain post-operative X-rays. RESULT...
Source: Danish Medical Journal - October 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Nationwide cross-sectional study of Danish surgeons' professional use of social media.
CONCLUSIONS: One third of surgeons in Denmark seem to be actively engaged in SM for professional purposes. The findings of the present study suggest that a potential for further SM involvement exists. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: none. PMID: 30187857 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - September 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

LED virtual windows are valuable in windowless consultation rooms.
This study evaluated the effects of installing light-emitting diode (LED) virtual windows in these rooms. METHODS: Four similar windowless consultations rooms located next to each other were used in the study. All had older T-5 fluorescent luminaires installed. In two of these rooms, Servodan LED virtual windows depicting various natural scenes were installed. The illuminance and correlated colour temperature (CCT) of each room's lighting was measured, and a work environment questionnaire was filled out by nurses and doctors working in each room. RESULTS: A total of 113 questionnaires were collected and evaluated. ...
Source: Danish Medical Journal - September 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

A SWOT analysis of how the youngest doctors perceive the formal Danish educational advisory programme.
CONCLUSIONS: Appraisal meetings and learning plans seem to be well implemented and to support the development of clinical competencies. Even so, improvements are needed, particularly to ensure an earlier preparation, inclusion of plans for assessment and regular adjustment of the learning plans. FUNDING: The study was funded by the Central Denmark Region. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Data collection was approved by the Danish Health Data Authority. PMID: 30187859 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - September 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Optimisation of quality indicators for lipid-lowering treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
CONCLUSIONS: A) We found substantial potential for improvement of lipid management among T2DM patients in Denmark by initiating and/or intensifying lipid-lowering treatment. B) The current DADD indicator is not a valid measure of lipid-lowering quality of care. FUNDING: supported by the Rosa and Asta Jensen Foundation. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 30187860 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - September 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

The Danish translation and validation of the Berlin Questionnaire for sleep apnoea.
CONCLUSIONS: We have successfully translated and partially validated the DBQ for OSA. Our study showed that the DBQ is useful for screening of Danish patients suspected of OSA. Further studies with improved screening methods and further development of questionnaires are recommended. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: The study was approved by the Danish Data Protection Agency. PMID: 30187861 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - September 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Regional variation in surgery for pancreatic cancer in Denmark 2011-2015.
CONCLUSIONS: Data suggest that mortality is linked to production volume as well as disease stage, but the small data quantity impedes rigorous statistical analysis. Further studies on the observed associations are required. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 30187862 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - September 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Single-operator cholangioscopy is useful for visual assessment of bile duct pathology.
CONCLUSIONS: Considering the reasonable visual success rate, SOC seems to be a useful extension of ERCP during diagnostic work-up for detection of malignant disease in the biliary tree. However, one biopsy per patient is insufficient for histological verification of common bile duct malignancy. TRIAL REGISTRATION: The Danish Health Authority (3-3013-1299/1) and The Danish Data Protection Agency (RH-2015-229). FUNDING: none. PMID: 30059003 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Volar plating of distal radius fractures does not restore the anatomy.
CONCLUSIONS: Volar locking plating did not restore the anatomy after distal radius fractures. The clinical implication of these findings is unclear because the functional outcome of the patients was not available. Level of evidence, level IV. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 30059004 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - August 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Danish general practitioners' professional attention to children of parents with depression.
This study aimed to describe general practitioners' (GPs) professional attention to children of depressed patients. METHODS: This was a survey study. We mailed ques-tion-naires to randomly selected Danish GPs. RESULTS: Among the 1,760 GPs invited, 890 (51%) partici-pated. Female GPs accounted for 45% of the respondents and 41% of the total GP population (p = 0.02). Respondents were younger than the mean GP population. A total of 94% of the GPs reported that giving attention to children of de-pressed parents was relevant, and 65% reported addressing the children's well-being during the consultation with the parent. ...
Source: Danish Medical Journal - July 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

The applicability of guidelines on antimicrobials provided by the Danish Health Authority.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of the survey indicate that knowledge and use of the guidelines are sparse, and our data from the audits underline these data. FUNDING: The Fund for the Prevention of Hospital-acquired Infections, the Danish Ministry of Health (R. no. 1406148) and the Fund for Improving Skills in Infection Control, Central Denmark Region, funded the study. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. The Danish Data Protection Agency (R. no.: 1-16-02-84-15) and the Central Denmark Region approved the project. PMID: 29961444 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - July 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Good midterm results of hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement.
The objective of this study was to report midterm results in a consecutive cohort and to study the relation between cartilage lesions and the conversion rate to total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: Eighty-four FAI patients were followed retrospectively for 6-8 years. The conversion rate to THA, the peri-operative findings and the patient-reported outcome measures were reported. RESULTS: Fifteen of 84 (18%) patients were converted to THA. The five-year hip survival rate was 83.9% (confidence interval (CI): 75.1-91.5%). The THA group was significantly older, with a mean age of 46.9 years (CI: 42.8-50.8 years) compa...
Source: Danish Medical Journal - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Motor function tests for 0-2-year-old children - a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: For implementation in the DPCHEP, five motor function tests were potentially adequate. However, the time consumption and extensive use of tools render three of the five tests unsuitable for implementation in the existing programme. The two remaining tests, the ASQ and the EMQ, are parent questionnaires. We suggest that these should be pilot tested with a view to their subsequent implementation in the DPCHEP. It may be considered to present the test elements in a more manageable and systematic way, possibly with illustrations. PMID: 29886879 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Prevalence of sarcopenia in a Danish geriatric out-patient population.
Authors: Christensen MG, Piper KS, Dreier R, Suetta C, Andersen HE Abstract INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of sarcopenia varies extensively depending on the definitions and studied populations. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of sarcopenia in a Danish geriatric out-patient population using criteria from the European Working Group on Sarcopenia (EWGSOP). METHODS: Patients referred to a geriatric out-patientclinic were included. Using the EWGSOP´s recommendations, appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASM), hand-grip strength (HGS) and gait speed (ten-meter walk (GS)) were assessed. Skeletal m...
Source: Danish Medical Journal - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Limited use of surgeon's advice on exercise for knee osteoarthritis.
Authors: Ryaa S, Ingelsrud LH, Skou ST, Roos EM, Troelsen A Abstract INTRODUCTION: The Good Life with osteoArthritis in Denmark (GLA:D) programme consists of patient education and supervised exercise therapy and adheres to clinical guidelines for knee osteoarthritis (OA). The purpose of this study was to present the treatment choice and clinical results of patients who were advised to participate in GLA:D before deciding on undergoing knee replacement. METHODS: Patient records from all patients with knee OA consulting one orthopaedic surgeon in 2015 were reviewed to identify those who were advised to seek GLA:D...
Source: Danish Medical Journal - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

The use of a perioperative supra-physiological dose of glucocorticoid is not supported by evidence - a systematic review.
CONCLUSION: No evidence supports the preoperative use of SDS in patients receiving chronic glucocorticoid therapy. PMID: 29886882 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

A nationwide study of the quality of surgical guidelines and written patient information.
CONCLUSIONS: CPGs and PILs are highly available in Danish departments that perform cancer surgery. However, this study revealed that local CPGs lacked discharge criteria, and the majority of the PILs were considered of poor quality, suggesting that post-operative management after cancer surgery is of varying quality. FUNDING: not relevant. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 29886883 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

The risk of skin tear in Dupuytren's disease when treated with collagenase.
CONCLUSIONS: There is a significantly higher relative risk of skin tear when the contracture is ≥ 60° and when the contracture is ≥ 60° and located at the PIP joint. The most important factor regarding the risk of skin tear is the degree of the contracture. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: approved by the Danish Data Protection Agency. PMID: 29726315 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - May 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Correlation of radiological and clinical measurement of genu valgum in children.
CONCLUSIONS: We found a poor correlation between clinical examinations and HKA angles as data were corrected for leg length. More studies are needed to provide clear recommendations for following children with malalignment. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: The study was registered with the Danish Data Protection Agency. PMID: 29726316 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - May 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Anaesthesia practice in Denmark for relocation of the dislocated hip after total hip arthroplasty.
CONCLUSIONS: Provision of anaesthesia for relocation of a dislocated THA varies across Denmark. Few anaesthesi-ologists have access to a local guideline. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 29726317 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - May 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

The use of olfactory testing when diagnosing Parkinson's disease - a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Olfactory test can be a valuable ancillary tool in the diagnostic process in PD. In a clinical setting, the identification part from Sniffin' Sticks 16 is the most usable because it may be conducted quickly and independently of disease duration and severity. Before using an olfactory test in a clinical setting, it is necessary to adjust the odours to the patient population, and to establish the optimal specificity-adjusted cut-off. PMID: 29726318 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - May 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Safety and feasibility of home-based chemotherapy.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study demonstrates that home-based chemotherapy is feasible and safe and that it might be a valuable alternative to treatment at an outpatient clinic. FUNDING: This study was supported by a grant from Roche. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 29726319 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - May 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Preferences for prenatal testing among pregnant women, partners and health professionals.
CONCLUSIONS: As safety seems to affect the majority of pregnant couples' choice behaviour, thorough pre-test counselling by trained health professionals is of paramount importance. FUNDING: Aarhus University and The Foundation of 17-12-1981. TRIAL REGISTRATION: This study was registered with the Danish Data Protection Agency (1-16-02-586-13/ 2007-58-0010). PMID: 29726320 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - May 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Correction to: Quality assessment of home births in Denmark.
Authors: Jensen S, Colmorn LB, Schroll AM, Krebs L Abstract Correction per 30 April 2018. In a letter from Ole Olsen et al [1] it was disclosed, that there were mathematical errors in the incidences of complications among nulliparous women with hospital births presented in Table 2. Incidences and p-values have been recalculated, and the errors in Table 2 have been corrected. We apologise for this. The corrections did not lead to any other changes in the manuscript [1]. PMID: 29726321 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - May 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Clinical presentation, management and prognosis of patients with cardiac sarcoidosis.
Authors: Ghanizada M, Rossing K, Bundgaard H, Gustafsson F Abstract INTRODUCTION: The course and prognosis of cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) are sparsely described. The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical presentation, treatment response and prognosis for patients with CS. METHODS: This was a single-centre retrospective study of patients with CS from 2006 to 2016. A total of 197 patients with a sarcoidosis diagnosis were screened, and 17 patients (mean age 46.9 years, 59% men) were diagnosed with CS based on Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare criteria; 53% were diagnosed by a positive MRI, 29% by en...
Source: Danish Medical Journal - April 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Research integrity among PhD students within clinical research at the University of Southern Denmark.
CONCLUSIONS: Results indicate that, albeit at a low frequency, research misconduct involving PhD students is taking place. Likewise, a high fraction of respondents reported to have been under pressure regarding authorships, which points to questionable research practices in clinical research. FUNDING: not relevant. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 29619924 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - April 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

The validity of the diagnosis of heart failure (I50.0-I50.9) in the Danish National Patient Register.
CONCLUSIONS: The HF diagnoses (I50.0-I50.9) in the DNPR should be used with caution if validation is not possible. However, restricting analyses to patients registered with a primary diagnosis of HF or patients discharged from cardiology units may be a useful alternative in population-based studies. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 29619925 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - April 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Parenteral nutrition and insulin per protocol improve diabetes management after total pancreatectomy.
CONCLUSIONS: After total pancreatectomy, PN with insulin treatment per protocol improves glycaemic control compared with glucose infusion and reduces the number of non-infectious post-operative complications without increasing hypoglycaemia. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 29619926 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - April 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Joinpoint regression analysis of suicides in Denmark during 1980-2015.
CONCLUSIONS: The suicide rate fell sharply between 1980 and 1999 in Denmark, but since then the decrease has been modest, especially since 2007. Further reduction in the suicide rate requires new and effective measures. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 29619927 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - April 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Studies of upper limb pain in occupational medicine, in general practice, and among computer operators 
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This study indicates the role of nerve afflictions in computer-related upper limb disorders.
The most frequent pattern in the first two studies was in accordance with brachial plexopathy. Therefore additional analyses addressed the relation of this condition to me-chanical exposures at work. Whether assessed as the extent during the workday or days per week, many exposures, in particular adverse upper limb postures, repetitive work, work pace, and the use of force, were significant risk indicators for brachial plexopathy with clear dose-response relationships.
The identification of patterns of physical findings that re...
Source: Danish Medical Journal - April 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Depression, stroke, and dementia in patients with myocardial infarction.
In conclusion, we found that preceding depression was associated with moderately increased mortality after MI, and that 
was associated with an increased risk of stroke and vascular dementia, but not dementia from other causes. PMID: 29619929 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - April 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Neurological and psychiatric comorbidity in patients with heart failure: risk and prognosis.
In conclusion, the DNPR contains data on several cardiovascular diagnoses and cardiac interventions recorded with high PPVs. Our data also suggest that a history of depression is an adverse prognostic factor for death in patients with heart failure and low LVEF. Finally, heart failure emerged as a risk factor for all-cause dementia as well as for both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. PMID: 29619930 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - April 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Approaches to radiotherapy in metastatic spinal cord compression.
Authors: Suppl MH Abstract Metastatic spinal cord compression is caused by the progression of metastatic lesions within the vicinity of the spinal cord. The consequences are very severe with loss of neurological function and severe pain. The standard treatment is surgical intervention followed by radiotherapy or radiotherapy alone. However, the majority of patients are treated with radiotherapy only due to contraindications to surgery and technical inoperability. Stereotactic body radiotherapy is a technology to deliver higher radiation dose to the radiotherapy target with the use of spatial coordinates. This modal...
Source: Danish Medical Journal - April 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research