Spinal cord stimulation in complex regional pain syndrome type 2
CONCLUSION: SCS may offer clinically relevant pain reduction in CRPS-2. However, in our cohort only half of the patients experienced a clinically significant response, and the costs and complications associated with SCS were considerable. Thus, further knowledge on patient selection and the SCS treatment mechanisms are warranted.FUNDING: none.TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant.PMID:35781126 (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - July 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mikkel Kunwald Helga Angela Gulisan Carsten Reidies Bjarkam Source Type: research

Low prevalence of trochanteric bursitis in patients with refractory lateral hip pain
CONCLUSION: Isolated trochanteric bursitis as the cause of refractory LHP appears to be rare. We believe that the presence of HATP in LHP has been severely underestimated and a shift in focus towards treatment of these structures is necessary.FUNDING: none.TRIAL REGISTRATION: According to current national legislation, no formal ethical approval was required for this study. The National Data Protection Agency approved the study (1-16-02-124-19).PMID:35781127 (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - July 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jeppe Lange Claus Tvedes øe Bent Lund Marie Bagger Bohn Source Type: research

Patient costs and patient flow after implementation of S100B in Scandinavian head trauma guidelines
CONCLUSION: The use of S100B in the SNC 2013 Head Injury Guidelines did not reduce patient costs, nor did it cause substantial additional patient costs or delayed patient flow.FUNDING: none.TRIAL REGISTRATION: The Danish Data Protection Agency (journal number 2012-58-0004 and I-suite number RH-2017-164).PMID:35781128 (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - July 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jens-Kristian Bomholt-Riis Thorbj ørn Søren Rønn Jensen Line Pedersen Louise Fournais Vagn Eskesen Ramona Åstrand Source Type: research

Post-operative iron in cardiac surgery trial - a protocol for a randomised controlled trial
CONCLUSION: The results of the PICS trial may fundamentally alter future management of anaemia following cardiac surgery.FUNDING: The study is supported by Aarhus University Hospital, an unrestricted research grant by Pharmacosmos A/S (Holbæk, Denmark) and an independent grant from the Health Research Foundation of the Central Denmark Region (ISM).TRIAL REGISTRATION: EudraCT number: 2020-001389-12; Clinical Trials ID: NCT04608539.PMID:35781129 (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - July 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ivy Susanne Modrau Michael Kremke Source Type: research

Hospitalisation and use of medication of Danish nursing home residents at the end of life
CONCLUSIONS: The residents received many drugs, including "often inadequate" medication, in the three months leading up to their death. No significant differences were found between the two groups. A stronger focus should be placed on optimising end-of-life care for nursing home residents.FUNDING: Honoraria received from the Danish Medical Association.TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant.PMID:35781130 (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - July 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Kristine H øgsberg Mette Kj ærgaard Nielsen Thomas Gorl én Line Due Christensen Source Type: research

Patient safety culture in an orthopaedic surgery centre in Denmark
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first Danish study of PSC in an elective orthopaedic surgical setting. Across dimensions, % positive were more favourable than reported in the international literature.FUNDING: none.TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant.PMID:35781131 (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - July 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Line Borreskov Dahl Hanne S øndergaard Peder Hau Lyng Karen Schm økel Dorte Brandt Svendstrup Brian Elmengaard Solvejg Kristensen Source Type: research

We need to rethink how to improve surgical research
Dan Med J. 2022 Apr 28;69(6):A205119.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35670421 (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - June 7, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Alaa El-Hussuna Jeppe Lange Source Type: research

Adherence to and outcomes of bundle care in major abdominal emergency surgery
CONCLUSIONS: We found no difference in mortality or complications. Patients with a high adherence had a longer hospital stay.FUNDING: none Trial registration. not relevant.PMID:35670422 (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - June 7, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Rune M Trangbaek Jakob Burcharth Ismail G ögenur Source Type: research

Introducing video calls in an intensive care unit during the COVID-19 lockdown: a qualitative study
CONCLUSIONS: Video calls were an effective tool for communication during the COVID-19 lockdown, presenting a number of advantages and challenges compared with in-person visits or telephone calls. By identifying and overcoming these challenges, video calls may become a beneficial supplement to in-person visits or telephone calls.FUNDING: none.TRIAL REGISTRATION: Approved by the Danish Data Protection Agency (P-2020-931).PMID:35670423 (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - June 7, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Helena Roed Otte Doris Østergaard Christian S Meyhoff Niels Erikstrup Clausen Grethe Bendixen Gitte Linderoth Source Type: research

Differences in treatment and survival in young and elderly patients with colorectal cancer
CONCLUSION: Despite more advanced clinical stages of disease, young CRC patients had a better survival than elderly CRC patients in this national cohort.FUNDING: The study was funded by Krista og Viggo Petersens Fond; Civilingeniør Bengt Bøgh og Hustru Inge Bøghs Fond; and Arvekapitalen efter Ane Mette Nielsen til lægevidenskabelig forskning ved Vejle Sygehus.TRIAL REGISTRATION: The project was approved by DCCG (2013-03), the Danish Data Protection Agency (2008-58-0035) and the Regional Scientific Ethical Committee for Southern Denmark (S-20130079).PMID:35670424 (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - June 7, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Erik Frostberg Jan Lindeberg Flemming Brandt S ørensen Hans B Rahr Source Type: research

Diagnostic delay of gynaecological cancer in women with postmenopausal bleeding
CONCLUSIONS: We found a remarkable delay not complying with the intentions of national guidelines with respect to final diagnostics of endometrial cancer. Vacuum aspirator is a frequently used diagnostic tool, but has shortcomings in relation to the success rate of the procedure and insufficient sampling. Gynaecological cancer was found at a rate of 3-5% as reported by other Danish studies. Because of the limitations associated with a one-step diagnostic procedure with vabrasio, attention to follow-up may reduce diagnostic delay.FUNDING: none.TRIAL REGISTRATION: This study was registered with the Region of South Denmark (n...
Source: Danish Medical Journal - June 7, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Laura Benedikte Elmstr øm-Christensen Finn Friis Lauszus Source Type: research

Consequences for preoperative pain and function when postponing elective knee and hip arthroplasty
CONCLUSIONS: Pre-operatively, patients worried about experiencing an altered treatment outcome due to postponed surgery and felt that their condition had deteriorated during the waiting period although this was not reflected in patient-reported outcome measures.FUNDING: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant.PMID:35670426 (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - June 7, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Lasse K Harris Lina H Ingelsrud Kirill Gromov Christian S Nielsen Thue Oersnes Anders Troelsen Source Type: research

The Danish linguistic validation of the Ureteral Stent Symptoms Questionnaire
CONCLUSION: The Danish USSQ is a reliable and valid instrument with which to evaluate urinary symptoms and general health in patients with indwelling ureteral stents.FUNDING: Ideforum, Vejle Hospital, University Hospital of Southern Denmark, granted 80,000 DKK to support this work.TRIAL REGISTRATION: The Danish National Ethics Committee and Region Syddanmark approved the study (Study approval number 20192000-168 and journal number 19-52219, respectively).PMID:35670427 (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - June 7, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Louise Faurholt Øbro Morten Pilegaard Inge Petersen Palle J örn Sloth Osther Hrishi Joshi Helene Jung Source Type: research

We need to rethink how to improve surgical research
Dan Med J. 2022 Apr 28;69(6):A205119.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35670421 (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - June 7, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Alaa El-Hussuna Jeppe Lange Source Type: research

Adherence to and outcomes of bundle care in major abdominal emergency surgery
CONCLUSIONS: We found no difference in mortality or complications. Patients with a high adherence had a longer hospital stay.FUNDING: none Trial registration. not relevant.PMID:35670422 (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - June 7, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Rune M Trangbaek Jakob Burcharth Ismail G ögenur Source Type: research