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Gustav Valentin Blichfeldt Sørensen, Jacob Stegger, Jørgen Møller Munkhof, Erika Frischknecht Christensen
INTRODUCTION: Pain is a frequent symptom in patients attending emergency departments (EDs), but it remains unknown whether all patients with pain want pain-relieving treatment. The primary aim of this study was to investigate the frequency and intensity of pain. The secondary aim was to establish the proportion of patients wanting pain-relieving treatment. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed at Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark. We interviewed all patients attending the ED using a structured questionnaire to evaluate patient and pain characteristics as well as pain management in the ED...
December 2018: Danish Medical Journal
Sofia Kamakh Asaad, Carsten Reidies Bjarkam
BACKGROUND: Acutely increased intracranial pressure (ICP) is frequently managed by external ventricular drainage (EVD). This procedure is life-saving but marred by a high incidence of complications. It has recently been indicated that bolt-connected external ventricular drainage (BC-EVD) compared to the standard technique of tunnelled EVD (T-EVD) may result in less complications. AIM: To prospectively sample and compare two cohorts by consecutive allocation to either BC-EVD or T-EVD from the introduction of the BC-EVD technique in our department and 12 months onward...
November 23, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
Oluf Dimitri Røe
Asbestos-induced cancer is an increasing problem in Denmark, and 32 years after the closure of the Danish Eternit Factory in Aalborg there are > 140 new mesothelioma cases diagnosed yearly, numbers rapidly increasing. Asbestos-induced lung cancer may be six times this number. The non-occupational exposure and even neighborhood exposure as a risk factor suggests, that compensation for mesothelioma should be universal. At the Aalborg University Hospital a multidisciplinary research team has been formed to do epidemiological, translational and clinical studies through national and international collaborations...
November 12, 2018: Ugeskrift for Laeger
Ulla Bach Laursen, Lone Bjerregaard Rosenkilde, Anne-Mette Haugaard, Tina Obel, Ulla Toft, Mogens Lytken Larsen, Erik Berg Schmidt
INTRODUCTION: Reliable dietary information is crucial for measuring the habitual diet of healthy participants and patients with dyslipidaemia and/or coronary heart disease (CHD). Even so, methods are often complicated and time-consuming for everyone involved. We aimed to validate the new food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) named HeartDiet by comparing it to a validated 198-item FFQ and biomarkers. METHODS: Healthy local participants (n = 100) and participants with CHD from Aalborg University Hospital (n = 100) randomly completed HeartDiet and the 198-item FFQ...
November 2018: Danish Medical Journal
Line Traumer, Michael Hviid Jacobsen, Birgitte Schantz Laursen
BACKGROUND: Sexual dysfunction is common in patients diagnosed with cancer or chronic disease, having psychological, emotional and social ramifications. The consequences are ultimately significant impaired quality of life and reduced mental well-being, and it therefore requires professional attention. However, evidence suggests that sexuality is a taboo subject in the healthcare system, as healthcare professionals and patients rarely initiate conversations on this subject. AIM: Therefore, the purpose of this study was to understand how patients diagnosed with cancer or chronic disease experiencing sexual dysfunction experience sexuality as a taboo subject in the healthcare system...
October 15, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
Julius Simoni Leere, Christian Kruse, Maciej Robaczyk, Jesper Karmisholt, Peter Vestergaard
Purpose: Trabecular Bone Score (TBS) is a software-based method for indirect assessment of trabecular bone structure of the spine, based on analysis of pixels in dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) images. Few studies describe the use of TBS in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). This study aimed at further describing this relationship, investigating possible correlations between biochemistry, body mass index (BMI), fracture incidence and TBS. Methods: Cross-sectional study of 195 patients with verified PHPT, surgically (27) or conservatively (168) treated at the Department of Endocrinology, Aalborg University Hospital...
December 2018: Bone Reports
Giuseppina Marsico
Education is in the core of societal change in all its different forms-from kindergartens to vocational schools and lifelong learning. Education-understood as goal-oriented personal movement-re-structures personal lives both inside school and outside the school. This special issue stems from the Cultural Psychology of Education (Marsico Culture & Psychology, 21(4), 445-454, 2015a, b, Journal for the Study of Education and Development, 40(4), 754-781, 2017)-a new approach to the field of education that examines how educational experience is culturally organized...
September 2018: Integrative Psychological & Behavioral Science
Vasiliki Panou, Mogens Vyberg, Christos Meristoudis, Johnni Hansen, Martin Bøgsted, Øyvind Omland, Ulla Møller Weinreich, Oluf Dimitri Røe
Objectives Diffuse malignant mesothelioma (MM) is mainly caused by asbestos inhalation. The malignancy is rare among women and studies of the prevalence and causative role of non-occupational asbestos exposure among women with MM are scarce. This observational study aimed to elucidate the asbestos exposure patterns among women with MM. Methods All histological and cytological specimens from women diagnosed with MM between 1974-2015 at the Institute of Pathology, Aalborg University Hospital in Denmark, were re-evaluated...
July 19, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Hans Timmerman, Oliver Hg Wilder-Smith, Monique Ah Steegers, Kris Cp Vissers, André P Wolff
Background: The assessment of a neuropathic pain component (NePC) to establish the neurological criteria required to comply with the clinical description is based on history taking, clinical examination, and quantitative sensory testing (QST) and includes bedside examination (BSE). The objective of this study was to assess the potential association between the clinically diagnosed presence or absence of an NePC, BSE, and the Nijmegen-Aalborg screening QST (NASQ) paradigm in patients with chronic (≥3 months) low back and leg pain or with neck shoulder arm pain or in patients with chronic pain due to suspected peripheral nerve damage...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
Silvia Lo Vecchio, Lars J Petersen, Thomas Graven-Nielsen, Sara Finocchietti, Parisa Gazerani, Lars Arendt-Nielsen
Background/aims The ultraviolet B (UVB) inflammatory pain model is often used to induce a steady hyperalgesic area in human skin. UVB causes a well-described erythema, developing maximal response within about 24 h. The aim of the present study was to investigate if cutaneous UVB irradiation can influence both superficial and deep-tissue mechanical pain thresholds in the site of irradiation and in the surrounding area. Methods An area of 3 cm × 4 cm, located on the low back of 16 healthy volunteers, was irradiated by UVB (Medlight, Germany; 3xMED: Minimal Erythema Dose)...
December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
Marie L von Sperling, Hilde Høimyr, Kenneth Finnerup, Troels S Jensen, Nanna B Finnerup
Background Few studies have examined persistent pain after reduction mammaplasty, and sensory changes remain a controversial subject with studies reporting both reduced, improved, and unchanged skin sensitivity following surgery. The aim of the present study was to describe the prevalence, character, and impact of sensory changes and persistent pain following breast reduction surgery and to assess possible causes and predictors of persistent sensory changes and chronic pain. Methods In May 2010, a detailed questionnaire was mailed to all 109 patients who underwent reduction mammaplasty at the Department of Plastic Surgery, Aalborg Hospital from September 2004 to February 2010...
April 1, 2011: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
M Tsukamoto, K K Petersen, C D Mørch, L Arendt-Nielsen
Aims Traditionally, conditioning pain modulation (CPM) can be assessed by applying a test stimulus (TS) before and after application of a conditioning stimulus (CS), which is normally applied extra-segmental. Currently, no studies have attempted to apply the TS and CS to the same site using different stimuli modalities. The aim of this study was to evaluate electrical TS and cuff pressure CS applied to the same experimental site for studying CPM. Methods 20 male volunteers participated in this study, which consisted of stimulations applied by a cuff-algometer (NociTech and Aalborg University, Denmark) and current stimulator (Digitimer DS5, UK), through two Ag/AgCl electrodes (Ambu® Neuroline 700, Denmark)...
December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
M Palacios-Ceña, M Ruíz, J Barón, A L Guerrero-Peral, C Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, L Arendt-Nielsen
Aims To explore the association between static (hyperalgesia) and dynamic (allodynia) pressure algometry for assessing muscle pain hypersensitivity in women with migraine. Methods One hundred and twenty women with migraine (42% chronic, 58% episodic) participated. Dynamic muscle allodynia was assessed with a dynamic pressure algometry set (Aalborg University, Denmark©) consisting of 11 rollers with fixed pressure levels from 500 g to 5300 g. Each roller was moved at a speed of 0.5 cm/s over a 60 mm horizontal line covering the temporalis muscle...
December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
F Dardmeh, H Alipour, H I Nielsen, S Rasmussen, G Van Der Horst, P Gazerani
Aims The association between low fertility potential and an overweight is well recognized. In addition, a link between pain and overweight condition has been identified. However, it is not known whether overweight pain patients present any alterations in fertility potentials. Hence, the current study provided a profounder vision into the possible relation between an overweight condition, chronic musculoskeletal pain, and fertility potential in overweight male patients. Methods This "observational study" was based on 10 overweight chronic pain patients (OP and 10 healthy matched controls (OC) from the referrals to the orthopedic department at Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark...
December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
A H Simoni, A Randers, K Jønsson, S Arpe, J N Poulsen, P Gazerani
Aims Migraine headache is a recurrent incapacitating neurovascular disorder. A combination of events occurring within the trigeminovascular system has been suggested to underlie migraine pathogenesis, including release of inflammatory neuropeptides with subsequent effects on meningeal vessels and sensory transmission. Increased craniofacial muscle tenderness is also present in patients with migraine and a lower β-endorphin concentration has been observed in these patients. Several external factors have been identified, which can modulate migraine...
December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
H B Vægter, M T Høybye, S K Larsen, O B Hansen, C B Pedersen, P B F Jensen, G Handberg
Aims Chronic pain is a significant clinical problem with few effective therapies. Objectives of this clinical registry are (1) to assist clinical decision-making, and (2) facilitate quality assurance and research projects to improve understanding and optimize treatment of patients with chronic pain. Methods PainData is an electronic software system developed for online data capture and clinical reporting, currently implemented in public pain clinics in Odense, Silkeborg, Aalborg, Næstved, Køge and Holbæk...
December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
Dorthe Viemose Nielsen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Regitze Kuhr Skals, Thomas A Gerds, Zidryne Karaliunaite, Carl-Johan Jakobsen
BACKGROUND: Several choices of inotropic therapy are available and used in relation to cardiac surgery. Comparisons are necessary to select optimal therapy. In Denmark, dobutamine and milrinone are the two inotropic agents most commonly used to treat post-bypass low cardiac output syndrome. This study compares all-cause mortality with these drugs. METHODS: In a retrospective observational study we investigated 10,700 consecutive patients undergoing cardiac surgery from 1 April 2006 to 31 December 2013 at Aarhus and Aalborg University Hospitals in the Central and Northern Denmark Region...
February 26, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Emil Riis Abrahamsen, Ann-Eva Christensen, Dan Dupont Hougaard
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate intra- and interexaminer variability of the video Head Impulse Test (v-HIT) when assessing all six semicircular canals (SCCs) of two separate v-HIT systems. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark. PATIENTS: One hundred twenty healthy subjects. INTERVENTION: Four separate tests of all six SCCs with either system A or system B...
February 2018: Otology & Neurotology
S Holden, M S Rathleff, E M Roos, M B Jensen, N Pourbordbari, T Graven-Nielsen
INTRODUCTION: Although multi-site pain is common in adolescents, pain conditions are frequently diagnosed and treated in isolation. Little is known about whether there are specific sites in which pain commonly co-occurs. This study examines the patterns of pain in adolescents, and whether these are associated with sports participation, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and sex. METHODS: In previously collected cohort data ('Adolescent Pain in Aalborg-2011'), adolescents (aged 12-19) completed an online questionnaire, including demographic data, current pain sites, sports participation and HRQoL (assessed by Euro-QoL 5D-3L)...
April 2018: European Journal of Pain: EJP
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The authors would like to correct the error in the publication of the original article with the inclusion of an additional author (Dr. Henrik Nielsen). The corrected detail is published with this erratum for your reading. Helene Moller Nielsen, MD1, Shakil Shakar, MD1, Ulla Weinreich, MD1, Mary Hansen, MD2, Rune Fisker, MD3, Henrik Nielsen, MD4, Thomas E. Baudendistel, MD5, Paul Aronowitz, MD6. 1Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark, 2Department of Pathology, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark, 3Department of Nuclear Medicine, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark, 4Department of Infectious Diseases, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark, 5Department of Medicine, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA, 6Department of Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA...
November 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
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