Venous thromboembolic complications following surgical treatment for degenerative spinal disease.
CONCLUSIONS: VTEs are an uncommon but potentially lethal complication in patients who undergo surgery for a degenerative spinal disease. Incidence and mortality were low in a consecutive cohort where rivaroxaban was used as thrombosis prophylaxis in patients with an increased preoperative risk of VTE. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 31066352 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - May 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Hydrochloric acid prolongs the lifetime of central venous catheters in haematologic patients with bacteraemia.
CONCLUSIONS: The study's findings indicate that a prolonged use of CVC is possible following HCl instillation in adult haematologic patients with bacteraemia. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 31066353 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - May 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Successful paediatric renography does not require sedation.
Authors: Kai CM, Ingvardsen B, Lemvig P, Sehested LT, Søndergaard LR, Møller S, Cortes D Abstract INTRODUCTION: Sedation is often used to optimise ren-ography in children
Source: Danish Medical Journal - May 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Subjective tiredness does not correlate with the Apnoea-Hypopnoea Index.
CONCLUSIONS: Monosymptomatic patient-reported tiredness should not raise suspicion of obstructive sleep apnoea. Conversely, if obstructive sleep apnoea is suspected, a lack of tiredness should not postpone further evaluation. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 31066355 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - May 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Long-term outcomes in patients after ligation of the intersphincteric fistula tract.
CONCLUSION: The present study shows that the LIFT procedure is a viable treatment option for transsphincteric fistulae. Furthermore, a second LIFT procedure is a plausible option for recurrent transsphincteric fistulae. In the case of recurrence, the fistula was frequently downgraded to a more benign intersphincteric variant. The study supports previous findings showing that long-term follow-up is required to successfully measure the outcome of LIFT surgery. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 30910002 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - March 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Indwelling urinary catheterisation may increase risk of complications in hip and knee arthroplasty.
CONCLUSIONS: Routine use of perioperative indwelling urinary catheterisation in fast-track THA and TKA may increase the risk of post-operative UTI and does not eliminate the need for subsequent re-catheterisation. These findings speak against routine use of perioperative indwelling catheterisation. FUNDING: The study was supported by the Lundbeck Foundation and registered with clinicaltrials.gov. TRIAL REGISTRATION: clinicaltrials.gov 8 April 2014 (NCT02133768). PMID: 30910003 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - March 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Hypermobility among patients with greater trochanteric pain syndrome.
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of hypermobility in patients with GTPS was high, but the prevalence of hypermobility did not influence hip function and awareness. The results were based on a very low response rate and should be interpreted with this in mind. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 30910004 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - March 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

No effect of human papillomavirus vaccination on sexual debut of school children.
Authors: Svarrer RO, Rasmussen AL, Lauszus FF, Hammer A Abstract INTRODUCTION: We aimed to describe sexual behaviour and knowledge about sexually transmitted infections (STI) among Danish adolescents stratified by gender and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination status. METHODS: We conducted a questionnaire study in Viborg Municipality, Denmark. A validated questionnaire was sent to all ninth-grade pupils without prior notice to either teachers or pupils. RESULTS: In 2014, 776 pupils attended the ninth grade, 685 (88%) of whom participated in the study. A total of 376 (55%) reported having received the HPV...
Source: Danish Medical Journal - March 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

A pilot cohort study of lumbar facet joint denervation in patients with chronic low-back pain.
CONCLUSIONS: This pilot cohort study found RF denervation of the facet joint to be a promising alternative for patients with chronic low-back pain. The effect persisted at the one-year follow-up; however, the effect diminished over time. FUNDING: The Danish Rheumatism Association, The A.P. Møller Foundation for the Advancement of Medical Science. TRIAL REGISTRATION: The study protocol was approved by the ethical committee of Southern Denmark with registration number S-20160070. PMID: 30864544 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - March 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Characteristics and outcomes in patients with primary intraspinal tumours.
CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of PIST seems to be higher in Western Denmark than in other European studies. PIST are rare in children. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 30864545 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - March 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Auditory verbal skills training is a new approach in adult cochlear implant rehabilitation.
CONCLUSIONS: The AVST was successfully implemented at the CI Centre. Improvements in speech understanding and QoL were seen in both groups over time, but no differences were seen between the groups. The CI users in the intervention group received more fine-tuning of their processor. FUNDING: Oticon Medical A/S supported the study financially. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Not relevant as the study applied a prospective method study design. PMID: 30864546 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - March 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Evaluation of day-care tonsil surgery in young children.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients ≤ 4 years experienced significantly less haemorrhage but had more unplanned contacts than patients> 4 years. For reassurance of caretakers, easy access to telephone contact with hospital staff in the post-operative period is important. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 30864547 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - March 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Clostridium histolyticum as first-line treatment of Dupuytren's disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Collagenase is a viable first-line treatment for MCP joint contractures. However, results are inferior in the PIP joint. FUNDING: This work was supported by the The Scientific Foundation of Horsens Regional Hospital (grant number 00.06-G01-1-17). TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials ID NCT03331926. PMID: 30722822 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

The clinical use of hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of Danish patients with diabetic foot ulcers.
CONCLUSIONS: The study showed that Danish DFU patients who are offered HBOT are in advanced stages of their disease, and the referral hinges on local factors such as geography and the referring source rather than on standardised procedures. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 30722823 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Barriers in pain treatment in the emergency and surgical department.
CONCLUSIONS: Time, staff education, interdisciplinary cooperation and patient involvement were the primary factors influencing pain treatment. Insufficient time and limited knowledge on the part of the healthcare providers were the greatest barriers preventing good pain treatment in everyday practice. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 30722824 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Adherence to antibiotic guidelines in the treatment of acute pharyngeal infections.
CONCLUSIONS: A significant (37%) proportion of patients with acute pharyngeal infections were treated non-adherently to antibiotic guidelines, mainly because of (inappropriate) addition of metronidazole to penicillin. FUNDING: This work was supported by the Lundbeck Foundation (Grant number R185-2014-2482). TRIAL REGISTRATION: The study was approved by the Danish Data Protection Agency. PMID: 30722825 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Effect of hospital-admission volume on outcomes following acute non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
CONCLUSIONS: A positive association between admission volumes of patients with NVUGIB and ReWHI was identified. No association between admission volumes and 30-day mortality or other failure of haemostasis events could be identified. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not applicable. PMID: 30722826 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

The effect of mental health on weight loss after bariatric surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: Eating disorder symptomology might explain the efficient weight loss results in the high-risk category. The high-risk category may have more mental health issues that are unrelated to obesity, which explains the proportionally reduced mental health improvement. The study calls for further research involving a larger study population and a longer follow-up period. FUNDING: The work was carried out as a part of the research programme Governing Obesity, funded by the University of Copenhagen Excellence Programme for Interdisciplinary Research. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02070081...
Source: Danish Medical Journal - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

A single administration of glucocorticoid increases exercise capacity in men with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
CONCLUSION: Our finding suggests that COPD patients experience improvements in exercise tolerance from a single high dose of glucocorticoid even in the stable phase of their disease. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: EudraCT 2012-004503-13. PMID: 30573004 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - December 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

A nationwide cohort study of short- and long-term outcomes following emergency laparotomy.
CONCLUSIONS: More than one in every five patients died within one year after undergoing emergency laparotomy, and mortality rates were even higher when excluding minor laparotomies as almost one in every three patients died within one year. FUNDING: This study received support from the Frimodt-Heinecke Foundation and from the foundation Manufacturer Frands Køhler Nielsens and wife memorial fund. TRIAL REGISTRATION: The study was registered with Researchregistry.com (Id no: researchregistry2930). PMID: 30573005 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - December 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

A randomised clinical trial of take-home laparoscopic training.
Authors: Thinggaard E, Bjerrum F, Strandbygaard J, Konge L, Gögenur I Abstract INTRODUCTION: Simulation-based training in surgery helps trainees master laparoscopic skills, and training at home on mobile box trainers may allow trainees to reach proficiency faster. The aim of this study was to examine the added effects of training at home. METHODS: Participants were trainees from departments of surgery, gynaecology and urology who were recruited while taking part in a laparoscopic training course. The interven-tion consisted of added access to a mobile box trainer allowing participants to train at home. ...
Source: Danish Medical Journal - December 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Effects of strength training to patients undergoing dialysis: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that it may be difficult to increase muscle mass with strength training in patients who are undergoing haemodialysis. Muscle growth may be impaired as a result of several catabolic conditions. Strength training was associated with important clinical outcomes including increased muscle strength and improved self-rated physical health and function. PMID: 30573007 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - December 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

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