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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260603/the-role-of-genetics-on-migraine-induction-triggered-by-cgrp-and-pacap38
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REVIEW
Song Guo
Migraine has a strong genetic component and is characterized by multiphasic events including an initial premonitory phase with premonitory symptoms (PS). Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide-38 (PACAP38) are endogenous neuropeptides that can trigger migraine attacks and have in recent years gained considerable interest in the migraine field. Yet, the exact pathophysiological mechanisms underlying CGRP- and PACAP38-induced attacks are not fully clarified. Human provocation models have shown that these peptides induce attacks in only two- thirds of migraine patients...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260602/recovery-after-abdominal-wall-reconstruction
#2
REVIEW
Kristian Kiim Jensen
Incisional hernia is a common long-term complication to abdominal surgery, occurring in more than 20% of all patients. Some of these hernias become giant and affect patients in several ways. This patient group often experiences pain, decreased perceived body image, and loss of physical function, which results in a need for surgical repair of the giant hernia, known as abdominal wall reconstruction. In the current thesis, patients with a giant hernia were examined to achieve a better understanding of their physical and psychological function before and after abdominal wall reconstruction...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260601/outcomes-of-different-bearings-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-implant-survival-revision-causes-and-patient-reported-outcome
#3
REVIEW
Claus Varnum
Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a common and successful treatment of patients suffering from severe osteoarthritis that significantly reduces pain and improves hip function and quality of life. Traditionally, the outcome of THA has been evaluated by orthopaedic surgeons and assessed in morbidity and mortality rates, and implant survival. As patients and surgeons may assess outcome after THA differently, patient-reported outcomes (PROMs) have gained much more interest and are today recognized as very important tools for evaluating the outcome and satisfaction after THA...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260600/trends-in-population-blood-pressure-and-determinant-factors-for-population-blood-pressure
#4
Ulla Overgaard Andersen
Strategies to reduce the burden of blood pressure attributable diseases require knowledge of secular trend in PBP and its determinants. The issues were investigated in the Copenhagen City Heart Study. The design of CCHS is a repeated measures study. Such designs are uniquely suited to studying changes of an outcome and what risk factors may be associated with that outcome. Repeated measures studies are very well suited for trend analysis by using mixed effect analyses. SBP decreased about 2 mmHg in 25 years...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260599/peritonsillar-abscess-clinical-aspects-of-microbiology-risk-factors-and-the-association-with-parapharyngeal-abscess
#5
REVIEW
Tejs Ehlers Klug
PTA is a collection of pus located between the tonsillar capsule and the pharyngeal constrictor muscle. It is considered a complication of acute tonsillitis and is the most prevalent deep neck infection (approximately 2000 cases annually in Denmark) and cause of acute admission to Danish ENT departments. Teenagers and young adults are most commonly affected and males may predominate over females. However, no studies of age- and gender-stratified incidence rates have previously been published. Furthermore, smoking may be associated with increased risk of peritonsillar abscess (PTA) development, although the magnitude of the association has not been estimated...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260598/the-efficacy-of-acupuncture-on-menopausal-symptoms-acom-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-study
#6
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Kamma Sundgaard Lund, John Brodersen, Volkert Siersma, Frans Boch Waldorff
INTRODUCTION: Around 75% of menopausal women experience hot flushes (HF) and 10-20% of all postmenopausal women find this very distressing. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture on moderate-to-severe menopausal symptoms in general and HF in particular. METHODS: An un-blinded randomised trial (cross-over) with 1:1 allocation to early (intervention) versus late (control) acupuncture. The included women suffer from moderate-to-severe HF and will receive a weekly treatment during five consecutive weeks in the following predefined acupuncture points: CV-3, CV-4, LR-8, SP-6, SP-9...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260597/social-relations-and-loneliness-among-older-patients-consulting-their-general-practitioner
#7
Tina Drud Due, Håkon Sandholdt, Frans Boch Waldorff
INTRODUCTION: Social relations are important for people and affect their quality of life, morbidity and mortality. This holds true especially for older persons. General practitioners (GPs) are in a unique position to address social relations and loneliness; however, no GP population-based studies have assessed older patients' social relations and loneliness. The aim of this study was to analyse the social relations and loneliness of patients aged 65 years and above consulting their GP...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260596/robotic-assisted-laparoscopic-hysterectomy-for-women-with-endometrial-cancer
#8
Suzanne Forsyth Herling, Ann M Møller, Connie Palle, Anja Grynnerup, Thordis Thomsen
INTRODUCTION: Robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy (RALH) has become a widely used approach for women with endometrial cancer and has replaced laparotomy. It has been questioned if the increased costs are justified by superior surgical outcomes. The aim of the present study was to examine the frequency, types and severity of post-operative complications after total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) and RALH using the Clavien-Dindo classification of surgical outcomes. METHODS: A non-randomised, controlled before and after study of 360 women was conducted; 202 underwent RALH and 158 TAH (historical controls)...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260595/a-danish-nationwide-questionnaire-study-of-hepatitis-b-virus-screening-before-immunosuppressive-therapy
#9
Kristine Ifigenia Bunyoz, Henrik Krarup, Nina Weis
INTRODUCTION: Difficulty in identifying patients who are at risk for hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation makes it import-ant to screen for HBV before initiating immunosuppressive therapy. The aim of this study was to investigate screening procedures for HBV infection before initiation of immunosuppressive therapy and to explore HBV treatment strategies. METHODS: All Danish units of haematology, oncology, dermatology, rheumatology and gastroenterology using immunosuppressive agents were invited to fill out a questionnaire for The Danish Database for Hepatitis B and C...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260594/melanomas-of-the-vulva-and-vagina
#10
Sasia Skovsted, Karsten Nielsen, Jan Blaakær
INTRODUCTION: Malignant melanoma is a rare type of cancer in the vagina and vulva associated with a poor prognosis due to late diagnosis and early dissemination. Only a limited amount of literature exists on the condition. This study elucidates the effect of current treatment. METHODS: All patients diagnosed with malignant melanoma in the vagina or vulva at Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Denmark, in the period from 1996 to 2013 were included. Data were collected from the electronic patient records and from the Danish Pathology Register...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260593/the-effect-of-two-grading-systems-on-the-performance-of-medical-students-during-oral-examinations
#11
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Shakoor Ba-Ali, Gregor B E Jemec, Birgit Sander, Peter B Toft, Preben Homøe, Henrik Lund-Andersen
INTRODUCTION: Either a pass/fail approach or a seven-point grading scale are used to evaluate students at the Danish universities. The aim of this study was to explore any effect of the assessment methods on student performances during oral exams. METHODS: In a prospective study including 1,037 examinations in three medical subjects, we investigated the difference in the test scores between the spring- and autumn semester. In the spring semester, the students could either pass or fail the subject (pass/fail) while in the following autumn semester, the students were assessed by tiered grading (seven-point grading scale)...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157066/multiparametric-mri-in-detection-and-staging-of-prostate-cancer
#12
REVIEW
Lars Boesen
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality and the most frequently diagnosed male malignant disease among men in the Nordic countries. The manifestation of PCa ranges from indolent to highly aggressive disease and due to this high variation in PCa progression, the diagnosis and subsequent treatment planning can be challenging. The current diagnostic approach with PSA testing and digital rectal examination followed by transrectal ultrasound biopsies (TRUS-bx) lack in both sensitivity and specificity in PCa detection and offers limited information about the aggressiveness and stage of the cancer...
February 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157065/complete-mesocolic-excision-an-assessment-of-feasibility-and-outcome
#13
REVIEW
Claus Anders Bertelsen
Surgery is the most important factor for radical treatment of colon cancer, and the long-term prognosis can be improved by improving the surgical treatment without increased risk of perioperative mortality. Complete mesocolic excision (CME), in which more extensive lymph node (LN) dissection is performed, has been shown in single-centre studies with historical controls to be associated with better oncological outcome. However, better evidence is needed. The main purpose of this PhD thesis was to investigate whether CME could be implemented in a colorectal surgical department in Denmark, whether more extensive dissection could demonstrate LN metastases outside the mesocolon, and to demonstrate a possible association between CME and improved oncological results without increased risk of perioperative mortality...
February 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157064/the-employers-perspective-on-how-phd-training-affects-physicians-performance-in-the-clinic
#14
Pernille Andreassen, Lise Wogensen, Mette Krogh Christensen
INTRODUCTION: An increase in the number of MD-PhDs has sparked debate as to how physicians with PhD research training contribute in the clinic. This study focuses on the development and employment situation of MD-PhDs from Aarhus University, Denmark, and on the impact of MD-PhDs in the clinic as seen from the employers' perspective. METHODS: The study is based on a mixed methods approach using both quantitative and qualitative data. Quantitative data hail from existing statistical data and reports, while the qualitative data stem from semi-structured interviews with six executive consultants and 36 members of appointment committees, mainly from hospitals in the Central Denmark Region...
February 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157063/safe-excipient-exposure-in-neonates-and-small-children-protocol-for-the-seen-project
#15
Kristine Svinning Valeur, Steen Axel Hertel, Kaare Engell Lundstrøm, Helle Holst
INTRODUCTION: The pharmacokinetics of excipients in neonates differs from that of older children. In a recent pan--European survey, two thirds of neonates received at least one potentially harmful excipient, such as ethanol and benzoates. The content of sweeteners varied by route of administration (more common by enteral than parenteral route), and regional differences were revealed. The survey did not identify if the content of excipients was more pronounced in medications prescribed for specific medical diseases, e...
February 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157062/cranial-ultrasound-findings-in-preterm-infants-predict-the-development-of-cerebral-palsy
#16
Ann Lawaetz Skovgaard, Gitte Zachariassen
INTRODUCTION: Our aim was to evaluate any association between gestational age, birth weight and findings on cranial ultrasounds during hospitalisation in very preterm infants and mortality and neurological outcome in childhood. METHOD: This study was a retrospective cohort study based on a patient record review. The cohort consisted of very preterm born children (gestational age ≤ 32 + 0) born from 2004 to 2008. For each infant, we obtained results from all cranial ultrasounds performed during hospitalisation...
February 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157061/elderly-people-need-an-eye-examination-before-entering-nursing-homes
#17
Hanne Jensen, Gitte Tubæk
INTRODUCTION: It is well documented that eye diseases develop with ageing and thus more elderly people have a visual handicap. It is important that the elderly are examined well, that they have the correct prescription and optimal aids. This is especially applicable to those residing in nursing homes. METHOD: In this study, an eye examination was offered to all residents in 11 nursing homes. The examination was conducted by an optometrist who brought her own equipment...
February 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157060/risk-of-malignancy-in-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-in-patients-with-thyroid-nodules
#18
Alice Viktoria Egset, Camilla Holm, Stine Rosenkilde Larsen, Susanne Holm Nielsen, Jacob Bach, Jens Peter Helweg-Larsen, Louise Vølund Larsen, Jens Højberg Wanscher, Christian Godballe
INTRODUCTION: Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is the cornerstone of thyroid nodule evaluation. In most cases, FNAB can discriminate between benign and malignant disease. In other cases, it is only indicative of malignancy and the results are considered "suspicious". In Denmark, thyroid FNAB results are categorised into six groups: "inadequate", "cystic", "inconclusive", "benign", "suspicious" and "malignant". The risk of malignancy in the Danish "suspicious" group is of interest for patients as well as doctors participating in the diagnosis and treatment...
February 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157059/danish-mmr-vaccination-coverage-is-considerably-higher-than-reported
#19
Nanna Holt, Anna Mygind, Flemming Bro
INTRODUCTION: The Danish childhood vaccination programme offers protection against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). Nevertheless, many children appear to be unvaccinated according to the national registers. The aim of this study was to estimate the MMR1 vaccination coverage based on a medical record review of children whose vaccination status is negative according to the register-based data. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 19 randomly selected general practices in the Central Denmark Region including 1,712 children aged 18-42 months...
February 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007055/physiological-and-pathophysiological-aspects-of-incretin-hormones-and-glucagon
#20
REVIEW
Jonatan Ising Bagger
Infusion of oxyntomodulin and the separate and combined infusion of GLP-1 and glucagon inhibited food intake similarly in healthy individuals, with no superior effect of combining GLP-1 and glucagon. We confirm the inhibitory effects of oxyntomodulin and GLP-1, respectively, on GE and appetite scores observed previously, but by adding glucagon to the infusion of GLP-1 we found no additive effects. Unexpectedly, glucagon alone had no effect on GE and appetite scores, but inhibited food intake to the same extent as oxyntomodulin, GLP-1 and GLP-1 + glucagon...
January 2017: Danish Medical Journal
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