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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
Christina Boesgaard Graversen, Regina Eichhorst, Lisbeth Ravn, Susanne Svane Riis Christiansen, Martin Berg Johansen, Mogens Lytken Larsen
AIM: Barriers to participation in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) may occur at three levels of the referral process (lack of information, declining to participate, and referral to appropriate CR programme). The aim is to analyse the impact of socioeconomic status on barriers to CR and investigate whether such barriers influenced the choice of referral. METHODS: The Rehab-North Register, a cross-sectional study, enrolled 5455 patients hospitalised at Aalborg University Hospital with myocardial infarction (MI) during 2011-2014...
December 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
J O Vedel, S Vistrup, P Larsen, R Elsoe
INTRODUCTION: The primary aim was to investigate the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients treated for a patella fracture. The explorative aim was to report the associations between HRQOL, knee osteoarthritis, muscle strength and gait function. METHODS: The study design was a cohort study. Patients who were treated for patella fractures at Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark between January 2006 and December 2009 were identified. Patients between the age of 18 and 80 were included...
October 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
Mikkel Porsborg Andersen, Liis Starkopf, Maurizio Sessa, Rikke Nørmark Mortensen, Henrik Vardinghus-Nielsen, Henrik Bøggild, Theis Lange, Christian Torp-Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Some studies have found positive associations between physical fitness and academic achievements. Pupils' academic achievements should indicate scholastic abilities to commence a post-compulsory education. However, the effect magnitude of physical fitness and academic achievements on commencement in post-compulsory education is unknown. We examined the pathways between physical fitness and academic achievement on pupils' commencement in post-compulsory education. METHODS: This historical cohort study followed 530 girls and 554 boys from the Danish municipality of Aalborg in the period 2008-2014, 13 to 15 years old in 2010...
September 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
Ángel L Guerrero-Peral, Marina Ruíz, Johanna Barón, María Palacios-Ceña, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
Objectives To explore the validity of the roller pressure algometer as a new tool for evaluating dynamic pressure sensitivity by assessing its association with pain features and widespread pressure pain sensitivity in migraine women, and also to determine whether dynamic pressure algometry differentiates between episodic and chronic migraine. Methods One hundred and twenty women with migraine (42% chronic, 58% episodic) participated. Dynamic pressure sensitivity was assessed with a set of roller pressure algometers (Aalborg University, Denmark®) consisting of 11 rollers with fixed pressure levels from 500 to 5300 g...
June 2018: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
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