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  • 1.
    Abbas, Ashraf H.
    et al.
    Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery Dept., Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
    Elmasry, Moustafa
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för kliniska vetenskaper. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery Dept., Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
    Steinvall, Ingrid
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för kliniska vetenskaper. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Adly, Osama A.
    Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery Dept., Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
    Elbadawy, Mohamed A.
    Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery Dept., Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
    Moati, Taha Ali
    General Surgery department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
    Sjöberg, Folke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för kliniska vetenskaper. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Aesthetic Outcome After Reconstruction of Complex SoftTissue Defects with Free Antero-Lateral Thigh Flap UsingSimple Equipment2015Ingår i: Journal of surgery, ISSN 2330-0914, Vol. 3, nr 2-1, s. 36-41Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim: We aimed to assess the aesthetic outcome of surgical reconstruction by free ALT flap using binocular single-refraction magnifying glasses and a modified post- operative surveillance protocol. Methods: 16 patients were operated for free antero-lateral thigh flap to reconstruct complex soft tissue defects with a close clinical follow up protocol for post operative care depending on the attending personnel in the Plastic surgery unit, Suez Canal University hospital, Ismailia, Egypt. Aesthetic outcome was assessed using a questionnaire based on Posch et al. 2005, including the following items colour, contour, presence of hair, overall appearance and donor site scar. Results: The patients’ assessed aesthetic outcome was acceptable in majority of the cases; median score was 4 for all assessed items. Complete flap loss occurred in one case, other complications as arterial thrombosis and hematomas and infection were detected and managed accordingly with flap salvage in the 3 complicated cases. Conclusion: The result suggests that the proposed protocol is sufficient as an alternative. The aesthetic outcome assessed by the patient and the failure rate was in line with other studies.

  • 2.
    Abbott, T. E. F.
    et al.
    Queen Mary Univ London, England.
    Ahmad, T.
    Queen Mary Univ London, England.
    Phull, M. K.
    Barts Hlth NHS Trust, England.
    Fowler, A. J.
    Guys and St Thomass NHS Fdn Trust, England.
    Hewson, R.
    Barts Hlth NHS Trust, England.
    Biccard, B. M.
    Univ Cape Town, South Africa.
    Chew, Michelle
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Gillies, M.
    Univ Edinburgh, Scotland.
    Pearse, R. M.
    Queen Mary Univ London, England.
    The surgical safety checklist and patient outcomes after surgery: a prospective observational cohort study, systematic review and meta-analysis2018Ingår i: British Journal of Anaesthesia, ISSN 0007-0912, E-ISSN 1471-6771, Vol. 120, nr 1, s. 146-155Artikel, forskningsöversikt (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The surgical safety checklist is widely used to improve the quality of perioperative care. However, clinicians continue to debate the clinical effectiveness of this tool. Methods: Prospective analysis of data from the International Surgical Outcomes Study (ISOS), an international observational study of elective in-patient surgery, accompanied by a systematic review and meta-analysis of published literature. The exposure was surgical safety checklist use. The primary outcome was in-hospital mortality and the secondary outcome was postoperative complications. In the ISOS cohort, a multivariable multi-level generalized linear model was used to test associations. To further contextualise these findings, we included the results from the ISOS cohort in a meta-analysis. Results are reported as odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals. Results: We included 44 814 patients from 497 hospitals in 27 countries in the ISOS analysis. There were 40 245 (89.8%) patients exposed to the checklist, whilst 7508 (16.8%) sustained amp;gt;= 1 postoperative complications and 207 (0.5%) died before hospital discharge. Checklist exposure was associated with reduced mortality [odds ratio (OR) 0.49 (0.32-0.77); Pamp;lt;0.01], but no difference in complication rates [OR 1.02 (0.88-1.19); P = 0.75]. In a systematic review, we screened 3732 records and identified 11 eligible studies of 453 292 patients including the ISOS cohort. Checklist exposure was associated with both reduced postoperative mortality [OR 0.75 (0.62-0.92); Pamp;lt;0.01; I-2 = 87%] and reduced complication rates [OR 0.73 (0.61-0.88); Pamp;lt;0.01; I-2 = 89%). Conclusions: Patients exposed to a surgical safety checklist experience better postoperative outcomes, but this could simply reflect wider quality of care in hospitals where checklist use is routine.

  • 3.
    Abbott, Tom E. F.
    et al.
    Queen Mary Univ London, England.
    Pearse, Rupert M.
    Queen Mary Univ London, England.
    Chew, Michelle
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US (ANOPIVA).
    Prevention of postoperative pulmonary complications in the hypoxaemic patient - gathering the evidence for noninvasive respiratory support2020Ingår i: European Journal of Anaesthesiology, ISSN 0265-0215, E-ISSN 1365-2346, Vol. 37, nr 4, s. 263-264Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    n/a

  • 4.
    Abdelrahman, Islam
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
    Elmasry, Moustafa
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
    Olofsson, Pia
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Steinvall, Ingrid
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Fredrikson, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för neuro- och inflammationsvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Sjöberg, Folke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Division of overall duration of stay into operative stay and postoperative stay improves the overall estimate as a measure of quality of outcome in burn care.2017Ingår i: PLOS ONE, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 12, nr 3, artikel-id e0174579Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Patients and Methods: Surgically managed burn patients admitted between 2010-14 were included. Operative stay was defined as the time from admission until the last operation, postoperative stay as the time from the last operation until discharge. The difference in variation was analysed with F-test. A retrospective review of medical records was done to explore reasons for extended postoperative stay. Multivariable regression was used to assess factors associated with operative stay and postoperative stay.less thanbr /greater thanResults: Operative stay/TBSA% showed less variation than total duration/TBSA% (F test = 2.38, pless than0.01). The size of the burn, and the number of operations, were the independent factors that influenced operative stay (R2 0.65). Except for the size of the burn other factors were associated with duration of postoperative stay: wound related, psychological and other medical causes, advanced medical support, and accommodation arrangements before discharge, of which the two last were the most important with an increase of (mean) 12 and 17 days (pless than0.001, R2 0.51).less thanbr /greater thanConclusion: Adjusted operative stay showed less variation than total hospital stay and thus can be considered a more accurate outcome measure for surgically managed burns. The size of burn and number of operations are the factors affecting this outcome measure.

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  • 5.
    Abdelrahman, Islam
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för kliniska vetenskaper. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Suez Canal University, Egypt.
    Moghazy, Amr
    Suez Canal University, Egypt.
    Abbas, Ashraf
    Suez Canal University, Egypt.
    Elmasry, Moustafa
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för kliniska vetenskaper. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Suez Canal University, Egypt.
    Adly, Osama
    Suez Canal University, Egypt.
    Elbadawy, Mohamed
    Suez Canal University, Egypt.
    Steinvall, Ingrid
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för kliniska vetenskaper. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Sjöberg, Folke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för kliniska vetenskaper. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    A prospective randomized cost billing comparison of local fasciocutaneous perforator versus free Gracilis flap reconstruction for lower limb in a developing economy2016Ingår i: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, ISSN 1748-6815, E-ISSN 1878-0539, Vol. 69, nr 8, s. 1121-1127Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Distal half leg complex wounds are usually a formidable problem that necessitates either local or free flap coverage. The aim of this study was to compare cost billing charges in free Gracilis flap (fGF) and local fasciocutaneous perforator flap (lFPF) in reconstructing complex soft tissue leg and foot defects. Patients and methods: Thirty consecutive adult (amp;gt; 15-year-old) patients with soft tissue defects in the leg and/or foot requiring tissue coverage with a flap in the period between 2012 and 2015 were randomly assigned (block randomization) to either an fGF or lFPF procedure. The outcome measures addressed were total billed charges costs, perioperative billed charges cost, partial or complete flap loss, length of hospital stay, inpatient postsurgical care duration, complications, operating time and number of operative scrub staff. Results: One patient suffered from complete flap loss in each group. Reconstruction with lFPF showed total lower billed charges costs by 62% (2509 USD) (p amp;lt; 0.001) and perioperative billed charges cost by 54% (779 USD) (p amp;lt; 0.001), and shorter total hospital stay (36.5 days; p amp;lt; 0.001), inpatient postsurgical care duration (6.4 days; p amp;lt; 0.001), operating time (4.3 h; p amp;lt; 0.001) and fewer scrub staff (2.2 persons; p amp;lt; 0.001). Conclusion: These results suggest that neither flap is totally superior to the other; the choice should instead be based on the outcome sought and logistics. lFPF requires lower billed charges cost and resource use and saves operative time and personnel and reduces length of hospital stay. Our approach changed towards using perforator flaps in medium-sized defects, keeping the free flap option for larger defects. (C) 2016 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  • 6.
    Abdelrahman, Islam Mohamedy
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
    Elmasry, Moustafa
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
    Steinvall, Ingrid
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Sjöberg, Folke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Response to comments on: A prospective randomized cost billing comparison of local fasciocutaneous perforator versus free Gracilis flap reconstruction for lower limb in a developing economy2017Ingår i: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, ISSN 1748-6815, E-ISSN 1878-0539, Vol. 70, nr 9, s. 1307-1308Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 7.
    Abdelrahman, Islam Mohamedy
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. The Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
    Steinvall, Ingrid
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Mossaad, Bassem
    The Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
    Sjöberg, Folke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US (ANOPIVA).
    Elmasry, Moustafa
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. The Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
    Evaluation of Male Breast Glandular Liposculpturing, Response on Commentary2019Ingår i: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, ISSN 0364-216X, E-ISSN 1432-5241, Vol. 43, nr 2, s. 548-549Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    n/a

  • 8.
    Abdelrahman, Islam Mohamedy
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Suez Canal Univ, Egypt.
    Steinvall, Ingrid
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Mossaad, Bassem
    Suez Canal Univ, Egypt.
    Sjöberg, Folke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Elmasry, Moustafa
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Suez Canal Univ, Egypt.
    Male Breast Glandular Liposculpturing, Response on Commentary2018Ingår i: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, ISSN 0364-216X, E-ISSN 1432-5241, Vol. 42, nr 6, s. 1709-1710Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    n/a

  • 9.
    Abdelrahman, Islam Mohamedy
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Suez Canal Univ, Egypt.
    Steinvall, Ingrid
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Sjöberg, Folke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Mossaad, Bassem
    Suez Canal Univ, Egypt.
    Elmasry, Moustafa
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Suez Canal Univ, Egypt.
    Male Breast Glandular Liposculpture Challenges2018Ingår i: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, ISSN 0364-216X, E-ISSN 1432-5241, Vol. 42, nr 5, s. 1437-1437Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    n/a

  • 10.
    Abdelrahman, Islam
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
    Steinvall, Ingrid
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Elmasry, Moustafa
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
    Sjöberg, Folke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Lidocaine infusion has a 25% opioid-sparing effect on background pain after burns: A prospective, randomised, double-blind, controlled trial2020Ingår i: Burns, ISSN 0305-4179, E-ISSN 1879-1409, Vol. 46, nr 2, s. 465-471Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    The pain of a burn mainly results from the inflammatory cascade that is induced by the injured tissue, and is classified as background, breakthrough, procedural and postoperative pain. High doses of opioids are usually needed to treat background pain, so its management includes a combination of types of analgesia to reduce the side effects. Lidocaine given intravenously has been shown in two small, uncontrolled studies to have an appreciable effect on pain after burns.

    Objectives

    In this prospective double-blind controlled trial we aimed to examine and quantify the opioid-sparing effect of a continuous infusion of lidocaine for the treatment of background pain during the early period after a burn.

    Methods

    Adult patients injured with burns of >10 total body surface area burned (TBSA%) and treated with a morphine based patient-controlled analgesia device (PCA) were randomised to have either lidocaine infusion starting with a bolus dose (1 mg lidocaine/kg) followed by continuous infusion (180 mg lidocaine/hour) or a placebo infusion, for seven consecutive days. Total daily consumption of opioids (mg) and amount of pain (visual analogue score, VAS) were recorded.

    Results

    We included 19 patients, 10 of whom were given a lidocaine infusion. There were no differences between groups in VAS, TBSA%, time of enrolment to the study since the initial burn, or duration of hospital stay. The opioid consumption in the lidocaine group declined by roughly 25% during the period of the study.

    Conclusion

    An intravenous infusion of lidocaine was safe and had an opioid-sparing effect when treating background pain in burns.

  • 11.
    Abdelrahman, Islam
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. The Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
    Steinvall, Ingrid
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Fredrikson, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för neuro- och inflammationsvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Sjöberg, Folke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Elmasry, Moustafa
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. The Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
    Use of the burn intervention score to calculate the charges of the care of burns2019Ingår i: Burns, ISSN 0305-4179, E-ISSN 1879-1409, Vol. 45, nr 2, s. 303-309Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background To our knowledge this is the first published estimate of the charges of the care of burns in Sweden. The Linköping Burn Interventional Score has been used to calculate the charges for each burned patient since 1993. The treatment of burns is versatile, and depends on the depth and extension of the burn. This requires a flexible system to detect the actual differences in the care provided. We aimed to describe the model of burn care that we used to calculate the charges incurred during the acute phase until discharge, so it could be reproduced and applied in other burn centres, which would facilitate a future objective comparison of the expenses in burn care. Methods All patients admitted with burns during the period 2010–15 were included. We analysed clinical and economic data from the daily burn scores during the acute phase of the burn until discharge from the burn centre. Results Total median charge/patient was US$ 28 199 (10th–90th centiles 4668-197 781) for 696 patients admitted. Burns caused by hot objects and electricity resulted in the highest charges/TBSA%, while charges/day were similar for the different causes of injury. Flame burns resulted in the highest mean charges/admission, probably because they had the longest duration of stay. Mean charges/patient increased in a linear fashion among the different age groups. Conclusion Our intervention-based estimate of charges has proved to be a valid tool that is sensitive to the procedures that drive the costs of the care of burns such as large TBSA%, intensive care, and operations. The burn score system could be reproduced easily in other burn centres worldwide and facilitate the comparison regardless of the differences in the currency and the economic circumstances.

  • 12.
    Abdelrahman, Islam
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Suez Canal Univ, Surg Dept, Plast Surg Unit, Ismailia, Egypt.
    Steinvall, Ingrid
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Mossaad, Bassem
    Plastic Surgery Unit, Surgery Department Suez, Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
    Sjöberg, Folke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Elmasry, Moustafa
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Evaluation of Glandular Liposculpture as a Single Treatment for Grades I and II Gynaecomastia2018Ingår i: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, ISSN 0364-216X, E-ISSN 1432-5241, Vol. 42, nr 2, s. 1222-1230Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    Gynaecomastia is a benign enlargement of the male breast, of which the psychological burden on the patient can be considerable, with the increased risk of disorders such as depression, anxiety, and social phobia. Minimal scarring can be achieved by liposuction alone, though it is known to have a limited effect on the dense glandular and fibroconnective tissues. We know of few studies published on “liposuction alone”, so we designed this study to evaluate the outcome of combining liposuction with glandular liposculpturing through two axillary incisions as a single treatment for the management of grades I and II gynaecomastia.

    Methods

    We made a retrospective analysis of 18 patients with grade I or II gynaecomastia who were operated on by combined liposuction and glandular liposculpturing using a fat disruptor cannula, without glandular excision, during the period 2014–2016. Patient satisfaction was assessed using the Breast Evaluation Questionnaire (BEQ), which is a 5-point Likert scale (1 = very dissatisfied; 2 = dissatisfied; 3 = neither; 4 = satisfied; 5 = very satisfied). The post-operative aesthetic appearance of the chest was evaluated by five independent observers on a scale from 1 to 5 (5 = considerable improvement).

    Results

    The patient mean (SD) overall satisfaction score was 4.7 (0.7), in which 92% of the responders were “satisfied” to “very satisfied”. The mean (SD) BEQ for all questions answered increased from 2.1 (0.2) “dissatisfied” preoperatively to 4.1 (0.2) “satisfied” post-operatively. The observers’ mean (SD) rate for the improvement in the shape of the front chest wall was 4.1 (0.7). No haematomas were recorded, one patient developed a wound infection, and two patients complained of remnants of tissue. The median (IQR) body mass index was 27.4 (26.7–29.4), 11 patients had gynaecomastia grade I, and 7 patients grade II. The median (IQR) volume of aspirated fat was 700 ml (650–800), operating time was 67 (65–75) minutes, 14 patients had general anaesthesia, and hospital charges were US$ 538 (481–594).

    Conclusions

    Combined liposuction and liposculpturing using the fat disruptor cannula resulted in satisfied patients and acceptable outcomes according to the observers’ ratings. It could be a useful alternative with an outcome that corresponds to that of more expensive methods.

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  • 13.
    Abdelrahman, Islam
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Steinvall, Ingrid
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Sjöberg, Folke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Ellabban, Mohamed A.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Suez Canal University, Egypt.
    Zdolsek, Johann
    Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi.
    Elmasry, Moustafa
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Pros and Cons of Early and Late Skin Grafting in Children with Burns—Evaluation of Common Concepts2022Ingår i: European Burn Journal, E-ISSN 2673-1991, Vol. 3, nr 1, s. 180-187Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: There is no consensus regarding the timing of surgery in children with smallerburn size, specifically in deep dermal burns. Delayed surgery has risks in terms of infection anddelayed wound healing. Early surgery also risks the removal of potentially viable tissue. Our aim wasto investigate the effect of the timing of surgical intervention on the size of the area operated on andthe time to wound healing. Methods: A retrospective analysis for all children (<18 years) with burnsize <20% body surface area (BSA%) during 2009–2020 who were operated on with a split-thicknessskin graft. The patients were grouped by the timing of the first skin graft operation: early = operatedon within 14 days of injury; delayed = operated on more than two weeks after injury. Results: A totalof 84 patients were included in the study, 43 who had an early operation and 41 who had a delayedoperation. There were no differences between the groups regarding burn size, or whether the burnswere superficial or deep. The mean duration of healing time was seven days longer in the group withdelayed operation (p = 0.001). The area operated on was somewhat larger (not significantly so) in thegroup who had early operation. Nine children had two skin graft operations, eight in the early groupand one in the delayed group (p = 0.03). Conclusion: The patients who were operated on early hadthe advantage of a shorter healing time, but there was a higher rate of complementary operationsand a tendency towards a larger burn excision.

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  • 14.
    Abdelrahman, Islam
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Vieweg, Rosa
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Irschik, Stefan
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Steinvall, Ingrid
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Sjöberg, Folke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Elmasry, Moustafa
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Development of delirium: Association with old age, severe burns, and intensive care2020Ingår i: Burns, ISSN 0305-4179, E-ISSN 1879-1409, Vol. 46, nr 4, s. 797-803Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background Delirium is defined as a disturbance of attention and awareness that develops over a short period of time, is a change from the baseline, and typically fluctuates over time. Burn care involves a high prevalence of known risk factors for delirium such as sedation, inflammation, and prolonged stay in hospital. Our aim was to explore the extent of delirium and the impact of factors associated with it for adult patients who have been admitted to hospital with burns. Methods In this retrospective study, all adult patients who had been admitted with burns during a four-year period were studied, including both those who were treated with intensive care and intermediate care only (no intensive care). Daily records of the assessment of delirium using the Nursing Delirium Screening Scale (Nu-DESC) were analysed together with age, sex, the percentage of total body surface area burned, operations, and numbers of wound care procedures under anaesthesia, concentrations of plasma C-reactive protein, and other clinical variables. Logistic regression was used to analyse factors that were associated with delirium and its effect on mortality, and linear regression was used to analyse its effect on the duration of hospital stay. Results Fifty-one patients (19%) of the total 262 showed signs of delirium (Nu-DESC score of 2 or more) at least once during their stay in hospital. Signs of delirium were recorded in 42/89 patients (47%) who received intensive care, and in 9/173 (5%) who had intermediate care. Independent factors for delirium in the multivariable regression were: age over 74 years; number of operations and wound care procedures under anaesthesia; and the provision of intensive care (area under the curve 0.940, 95% CI 0.899–0.981). Duration of hospital stay, adjusted for age and burn size, was 13.2 (95% CI 7.4–18.9, p < 0.001) days longer in the group who had delirium. We found no independent effects of delirium on mortality. Conclusion We found a strong association between delirium and older age, provision ofr intensive care, and number of interventions under anaesthesia. A further 5% of patients who did not receive intensive care also showed signs of delirium, which is a finding that deserves to be thoroughly investigated in the future.

  • 15.
    Andersson, Henrik
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning.
    Björnström-Karlsson, Karin
    Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Eintrei, Christina
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Sundqvist, Tommy
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för kliniska vetenskaper. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Orexin A Phosphorylates the gamma-Aminobutyric Acid Type A Receptor beta(2) Subunit on a Serine Residue and Changes the Surface Expression of the Receptor in SH-SY5Y Cells Exposed to Propofol2015Ingår i: Journal of Neuroscience Research, ISSN 0360-4012, E-ISSN 1097-4547, Vol. 93, nr 11, s. 1748-1755Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Propofol activates the gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptor (GABA(A)R) and causes a reversible neurite retraction, leaving a thin, thread-like structure behind; it also reverses the transport of vesicles in rat cortical neurons. The awakening peptide orexin A (OA) inhibits this retraction via phospholipase D (PLD) and protein kinase CE (PKCE). The human SH-SY5Y cells express both GABA(A)Rs and orexin 1 and 2 receptors. These cells are used to examine the interaction between OA and the GABAAR. The effects of OA are studied with flow cytometry and immunoblotting. This study shows that OA stimulates phosphorylation on the serine residues of the GABA(A)R beta(2) subunit and that the phosphorylation is caused by the activation of PLD and PKCE. OA administration followed by propofol reduces the cell surface expression of the GABA(A)R, whereas propofol stimulation before OA increases the surface expression. The GABA(A)R beta(2) subunit is important for receptor recirculation, and the effect of OA on propofol-stimulated cells may be due to a disturbed recirculation of the GABA(A)R. (C) 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  • 16.
    Andreasen, Anne Sofie
    et al.
    Copenhagen Univ Hosp Herlev, Denmark.
    Wetterslev, Mik
    Copenhagen Univ Hosp Rigshosp, Denmark.
    Sigurdsson, Martin Ingi
    Landspitali Natl Univ Hosp Iceland, Iceland; Univ Iceland, Iceland.
    Bove, Jeppe
    Odense Univ Hosp, Denmark.
    Kjaergaard, Jesper
    Copenhagen Univ Hosp Rigshosp, Denmark.
    Aslam, Tayyba Naz
    Oslo Univ Hosp, Norway; Univ Oslo, Norway.
    Jarvela, Kati
    Tampere Univ Hosp, Finland.
    Poulsen, Mette
    Aarhus Univ Hosp, Denmark.
    de Geer, Lina
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Agarwal, Arnav
    McMaster Univ, Canada; McMaster Univ, Canada; MAGIC Evidence Ecosyst Fdn, Norway.
    Kjaer, Maj-Brit Norregaard
    Copenhagen Univ Hosp Rigshosp, Denmark.
    Moller, Morten Hylander
    Copenhagen Univ Hosp Rigshosp, Denmark; Univ Copenhagen, Denmark.
    New-onset atrial fibrillation in critically ill adult patients-an SSAI clinical practice guideline2023Ingår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 67, nr 8, s. 1110-1117Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Acute or new-onset atrial fibrillation (NOAF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia in critically ill adult patients, and observational data suggests that NOAF is associated to adverse outcomes. Methods: We prepared this guideline according to the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation methodology. We posed the following clinical questions: (1) what is the better first-line pharmacological agent for the treatment of NOAF in critically ill adult patients?, (2) should we use direct current (DC) cardioversion in critically ill adult patients with NOAF and hemodynamic instability caused by atrial fibrillation?, (3) should we use anticoagulant therapy in critically ill adult patients with NOAF?, and (4) should critically ill adult patients with NOAF receive follow-up after discharge from hospital? We assessed patient-important outcomes, including mortality, thromboembolic events, and adverse events. Patients and relatives were part of the guideline panel. Results: The quantity and quality of evidence on the management of NOAF in critically ill adults was very limited, and we did not identify any relevant direct or indirect evidence from randomized clinical trials for the prespecified PICO questions. We were able to propose one weak recommendation against routine use of therapeutic dose anticoagulant therapy, and one best practice statement for routine follow-up by a cardiologist after hospital discharge. We were not able to propose any recommendations on the better first-line pharmacological agent or whether to use DC cardioversion in critically ill patients with hemodynamic instability induced by NOAF. An electronic version of this guideline in layered and interactive format is available in MAGIC: https://app.magicapp.org/#/guideline/7197. Conclusions: The body of evidence on the management of NOAF in critically ill adults is very limited and not informed by direct evidence from randomized clinical trials. Practice variation appears considerable.

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  • 17.
    Aneman, Anders
    et al.
    Liverpool Hosp, Australia; Univ New South Wales, Australia; Macquarie Univ, Australia.
    Wilander, Petter
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Hallands Hosp, Sweden.
    Zoerner, Frank
    Liverpool Hosp, Australia.
    Lipcsey, Miklos
    Uppsala Univ, Sweden.
    Chew, Michelle
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Vasopressor Responsiveness Beyond Arterial Pressure: A Conceptual Systematic Review Using Venous Return Physiology2021Ingår i: Shock, ISSN 1073-2322, E-ISSN 1540-0514, Vol. 56, nr 3, s. 352-359Artikel, forskningsöversikt (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    We performed a systematic review to investigate the effects of vasopressor-induced hemodynamic changes in adults with shock. We applied a physiological approach using the interacting domains of intravascular volume, heart pump performance, and vascular resistance to structure the interpretation of responses to vasopressors. We hypothesized that incorporating changes in determinants of cardiac output and vascular resistance better reflect the vasopressor responsiveness beyond mean arterial pressure alone. We identified 28 studies including 678 subjects in Pubmed, EMBASE, and CENTRAL databases. All studies demonstrated significant increases in mean arterial pressure (MAP) and systemic vascular resistance during vasopressor infusion. The calculated mean systemic filling pressure analogue increased (16 +/- 3.3 mmHg to 18 +/- 3.4 mmHg; P = 0.02) by vasopressors with variable effects on central venous pressure and the pump efficiency of the heart leading to heterogenous changes in cardiac output. Changes in the pressure gradient for venous return and cardiac output, scaled by the change in MAP, were positively correlated (r (2) = 0.88, P &lt; 0.001). Changes in the mean systemic filling pressure analogue and heart pump efficiency were negatively correlated (r (2) = 0.57, P &lt; 0.001) while no correlation was found between changes in MAP and heart pump efficiency. We conclude that hemodynamic changes induced by vasopressor therapy are inadequately represented by the change in MAP alone despite its common use as a clinical endpoint. The more comprehensive analysis applied in this review illustrates how vasopressor administration may be optimized.

  • 18.
    Ariander, Annaclara
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Primärvårdscentrum.
    Olaison, Anna
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för kultur och samhälle, Avdelningen för socialt arbete. Linköpings universitet, Filosofiska fakulteten.
    Andersson, Christer
    Region Östergötland, Centrum för kirurgi, ortopedi och cancervård, Ortopedkliniken i Linköping.
    Sjödahl, Rune
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Centrum för kirurgi, ortopedi och cancervård, Kirurgiska kliniken US.
    Nilsson, Lena
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Kastbom, Lisa
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för prevention, rehabilitering och nära vård. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Primärvårdscentrum, Vårdcentralen Kisa. Region Östergötland, Primärvårdscentrum, Vårdcentralen Ekholmen.
    Ethical challenges causing moral distress: nursing home staff's experiences of working during the COVID-19 pandemic2024Ingår i: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, ISSN 0281-3432, E-ISSN 1502-7724Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    ObjectiveTo investigate the experiences of healthcare staff in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.DesignIndividual interviews. Latent qualitative content analysis.SettingTen nursing homes in Sweden.SubjectsPhysicians, nurses and nurse assistants working in Swedish nursing homes.Main outcome measuresParticipants' experiences of working in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.ResultsFour manifest categories were found, namely: Balancing restrictions and allocation of scarce resources with care needs; Prioritizing and acting against moral values in advance care planning; Distrust in cooperation and Leadership and staff turnover - a factor for moral distress. The latent theme Experiences of handling ethical challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic gave a deeper meaning to the categories.ConclusionDuring the pandemic, nursing home staff encountered ethical challenges that caused moral distress. Moral distress stemmed from not being given adequate conditions to perform their work properly, and thus not being able to give the residents adequate care. Another aspect of moral distress originated from feeling forced to act against their moral values when a course of action was considered to cause discomfort or harm to a resident. Alerting employers and policymakers to the harm and inequality experienced by staff and the difficulty in delivering appropriate care is essential. Making proposals for improvements and developing guidelines together with staff to recognize their role and to develop better guidance for good care is vital in order to support and sustain the nursing home workforce. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected both patients and staff in nursing homes, in Sweden and worldwide.Our study highlights that during the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing home staff encountered several ethical challenges which caused moral distress.Moral distress stemmed from not being given adequate conditions to perform their work, thus not giving the residents appropriate care.Moral distress could also originate from nursing home staff's feeling of being forced to act against their moral values.

  • 19.
    Arnlind, Anna
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för kirurgi, ortopedi och onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Neurokirurgiska kliniken US.
    Danielsson, Marita
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Regionledningskontoret, Övr Regionledningskontoret. Swedish Natl Patient Insurance Co LOF, Sweden.
    Engerström, Lars
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken VIN. Region Östergötland, Hjärtcentrum, Thorax-kärlkliniken i Östergötland.
    Tobieson, Lovisa
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för cell- och neurobiologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Neurokirurgiska kliniken US.
    Orwelius, Lotti
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för omvårdnad och reproduktiv hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage treated in Swedish intensive care: A registry study2024Ingår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH) is a life-threatening disease with high mortality and morbidity. Patients with aSAH in Sweden are cared for at one of six neuro intensive care units (NICU) or at a general intensive care unit (ICU).This study aimed to describe the incidence, length of stay, time in ventilator and mortality for these patients. Methods: This is a retrospective, descriptive study of patients with aSAH, registered in the Swedish Intensive care Registry between 2017 and 2019. The cohort was divided in sub-cohorts (NICU and general ICU) and regions. Mortality was analysed with logistic regression. Results: A total of 1520 patients with aSAH from five regions were included in the study. Mean age of the patients were 60.6 years and 58% were female. Mortality within 180 days of admission was 30% (n = 456) of which 17% (n = 258) died during intensive care. A majority of the patients were treated at one hospital and in one ICU (70%, n = 1062). More than half of the patients (59%, n = 897) had their first intensive care admission at a hospital with a NICU. Patients in the North region had the lowest median GCS (10) and the highest SAPS3 score (60) when admitted to NICU. Treatment with invasive mechanical ventilation differed significantly between regions; 91% (n = 80) in the region with highest proportion versus 56% (n = 94) in the region with the lowest proportion, as did mortality; 16% (n = 44) versus 8% (n = 23). No differences between regions were found regarding age, sex and length of stay. Conclusions: Patients with aSAH treated in a NICU or in an ICU in Sweden differs in characteristics. The study further showed some differences between regions which might be reduced if there were national consensus and treatment guidelines implemented.

  • 20.
    Asklöf, Madeleine
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Barn- och kvinnocentrum, Kvinnokliniken i Linköping.
    Kjölhede, Preben
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för barns och kvinnors hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Barn- och kvinnocentrum, Kvinnokliniken i Linköping.
    Borendal Wodlin, Ninnie
    Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Barn- och kvinnocentrum, Kvinnokliniken i Linköping. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin.
    Nilsson, Lena
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Bioelectrical impedance analysis; a new method to evaluate lymphoedema, fluid status, and tissue damage after gynaecological surgery - A systematic review2018Ingår i: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, ISSN 0301-2115, E-ISSN 1872-7654, Vol. 228, s. 111-119Artikel, forskningsöversikt (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this descriptive review is to summarise the current knowledge of non-invasive bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) used with gynaecological surgical patients in regard to postoperative development of lymphoedema and determination of perioperative fluid balance, and as a prognostic factor in cancer mortality and a predictor of postoperative complications. The databases PubMed, MEDLINE, Scopus Web of Science, the Cochrane Library, and reference lists of selected articles were searched for relevant articles published during the period January 2008-April 2018. Only papers published in English were retrieved. Thirty-seven articles were evaluated. Where gynaecological studies were lacking, studies with a study population from neighbouring clinical fields were used instead. Studies on the clinical use of BIA with gynaecological surgical patients were divided into three categories: the postoperative development of lower limb lymphoedema (n = 7), perioperative hydration measuring (n = 3), and the BIA parameter phase angle as a prognostic factor in cancer survival and as predictive for postoperative complications (n = 6). Of these 16 studies only three used a pure gynaecological study population. Three different methods of BIA were used in these articles: single frequency-BIA, multifrequency-BIA and bioimpedance spectroscopy. BIA was found to detect lymphoedema with a sensitivity of 73% and a specificity of 84%. Studies indicated that BIA was able to detect lower limb lymphoedema at an early stage even before it became clinically detectable. During postoperative hydration measurements, an increase in extracellular fluid volume and extracellular fluid volume in relation to total body fluid volume, as well as a decrease in phase angle, were associated with higher frequencies of postoperative complications. Moreover, low values for the phase angle have been associated with increased mortality in cancer patients. However, the number of studies in this field was limited. From our review, BIA seems to be a useful tool for use in the clinical setting of the gynaecological surgical patient. The theoretical approach of using bioelectrical impedance values to measure the fluid distribution in the body compartments offers wide opportunities in the clinical setting. However, so far, all studies have set up cut-off limits within the study population, and reference values for a general population need to be defined. There are also rather few studies on a gynaecological study population. Hence, there is a need for further studies within gynaecological surgery focusing on early detection of lower limb lymphoedema, perioperative fluid balance, and postoperative complications in order to establish the value of BIA in clinical praxis. (C) 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • 21.
    Aslam, Tayyba N.
    et al.
    Oslo Univ Hosp, Norway; Univ Oslo, Norway.
    Klitgaard, Thomas L.
    Aalborg Univ Hosp, Denmark.
    Ahlstedt, Christian A. O.
    Karolinska Univ, Sweden.
    Andersen, Finn H.
    Alesund Hosp, Norway.
    Chew, Michelle S
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Collet, Marie O.
    Rigshospitalet, Denmark.
    Cronhjort, Maria
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Estrup, Stine
    Rigshospitalet, Denmark.
    Fossum, Ole K.
    Akershus Univ Hosp, Norway.
    Frisvold, Shirin K.
    Univ Hosp North Norway, Norway.
    Gillmann, Hans-Joerg
    Hannover Med Sch, Germany.
    Granholm, Anders
    Rigshospitalet, Denmark.
    Gundem, Trine M.
    Oslo Univ Hosp, Norway.
    Hauss, Kristin
    Sykehuset Telemark, Norway.
    Hollenberg, Jacob
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Condori, Maria E. Huanca
    Helse Fonna, Norway.
    Hästbacka, Johanna
    Univ Helsinki, Finland; Helsinki Univ Hosp, Finland.
    Johnstad, Bror A.
    Sykehuset Innlandet Hamar, Norway.
    Keus, Eric
    Univ Med Ctr Groningen, Netherlands.
    Kjaer, Maj-Brit N.
    Rigshospitalet, Denmark.
    Klepstad, Pal
    St Olavs Univ Hosp, Norway.
    Krag, Mette
    Holbaek Cent Hosp, Denmark.
    Kvåle, Reidar
    Haukeland Hosp, Norway.
    Malbrain, Manu L. N. G.
    Med Univ Lublin, Poland.
    Meyhoff, Christian S.
    Copenhagen Univ Hosp Bispebjerg & Frederiksberg, Denmark.
    Morgan, Matt
    Royal Perth Hosp, Australia.
    Moller, Anders
    Copenhagen Univ Hosp Bispebjerg & Frederiksberg, Denmark.
    Pfortmueller, Carmen A.
    Bern Univ Hosp, Switzerland.
    Poulsen, Lone M.
    Zealand Univ Hosp, Denmark.
    Robertson, Andrew C.
    Baerum Hosp, Norway.
    Schefold, Joerg C.
    Univ Bern, Switzerland.
    Schjorring, Olav L.
    Aalborg Univ Hosp, Denmark.
    Siegemund, Martin
    Univ Hosp Basel, Switzerland.
    Sigurdsson, Martin I.
    Landspitali Natl Univ Hosp Iceland, Iceland.
    Sjövall, Fredrik
    Skane Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Strand, Kristian
    Stavanger Univ Hosp, Norway.
    Stueber, Thomas
    Hannover Med Sch, Germany.
    Szczeklik, Wojciech
    Jagiellonian Univ Med Coll, Poland.
    Wahlin, Rebecka R.
    Karolinska Inst, Sweden; Karolinska Inst, Sweden.
    Wangberg, Helge L.
    Volda Hosp, Norway.
    Wian, Karl-Andre
    Vestfold Hosp Trust, Norway.
    Wichmann, Sine
    Copenhagen Univ Hosp North Zealand, Denmark.
    Hofso, Kristin
    Oslo Univ Hosp, Norway.
    Moller, Morten H.
    Rigshospitalet, Denmark.
    Perner, Anders
    Rigshospitalet, Denmark.
    Rasmussen, Bodil S.
    Aalborg Univ Hosp, Denmark.
    Laake, Jon H.
    Oslo Univ Hosp, Norway.
    SVALBARD Investigators,
    A survey of preferences for respiratory support in the intensive care unit for patients with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure2023Ingår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 67, nr 10, s. 1383-1394Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    BackgroundWhen caring for mechanically ventilated adults with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure (AHRF), clinicians are faced with an uncertain choice between ventilator modes allowing for spontaneous breaths or ventilation fully controlled by the ventilator. The preferences of clinicians managing such patients, and what motivates their choice of ventilator mode, are largely unknown. To better understand how clinicians preferences may impact the choice of ventilatory support for patients with AHRF, we issued a survey to an international network of intensive care unit (ICU) researchers.MethodsWe distributed an online survey with 32 broadly similar and interlinked questions on how clinicians prioritise spontaneous or controlled ventilation in invasively ventilated patients with AHRF of different severity, and which factors determine their choice.ResultsThe survey was distributed to 1337 recipients in 12 countries. Of these, 415 (31%) completed the survey either fully (52%) or partially (48%). Most respondents were identified as medical specialists (87%) or physicians in training (11%). Modes allowing for spontaneous ventilation were considered preferable in mild AHRF, with controlled ventilation considered as progressively more important in moderate and severe AHRF. Among respondents there was strong support (90%) for a randomised clinical trial comparing spontaneous with controlled ventilation in patients with moderate AHRF.ConclusionsThe responses from this international survey suggest that there is clinical equipoise for the preferred ventilator mode in patients with AHRF of moderate severity. We found strong support for a randomised trial comparing modes of ventilation in patients with moderate AHRF.

  • 22.
    Azman, Josip
    et al.
    Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US. Rijeka University Hospital, Croatia; Rijeka University Hospital, Croatia.
    Stopar Pintaric, Tatjana
    University of Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia; University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
    Cvetko, Erika
    University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
    Vlassakov, Kamen
    Harvard Medical Sch, MA USA.
    Ultrasound-Guided Glossopharyngeal Nerve Block A Cadaver and a Volunteer Sonoanatomy Study2017Ingår i: Regional anesthesia and pain medicine, ISSN 1098-7339, E-ISSN 1532-8651, Vol. 42, nr 2, s. 252-258Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background and Objectives: Glossopharyngeal nerve (GPN) blocks are usually performed by topical, intraoral, or peristyloid approaches, which carry significant complication risks due to the proximity of important neurovascular structures. This study presents a proof of concept for a new ultrasound (US)-guided technique, which would block the GPN distally, in the parapharyngeal space, away from the immediate vicinity of high-risk collateral structures. Methods: Five cadaver heads were dissected, and the location of theGPN was explored bilaterally. In 40 healthy volunteers (20 men and 20 women; median age, 35.5 years [range, 24-69 years]) parapharyngeal sonograms were obtained, saved, and analyzed. To assess the technical feasibility of a distal GPN block in the parapharyngeal space, unilateral US-guided dye injections were performed in 3 fresh cadavers, followed by dissections. Results: The GPN was consistently identified between the stylopharyngeal and middle pharyngeal constrictor muscles in all cadaver specimens. The median distance between the GPN and the ipsilateral greater horn of the hyoid bone was 2.4 cm (range, 2.3-2.7 cm) on the right and 2.6 cm (range, 2.3-2.9 cm) on the left. The mean skin-to pharyngealwall distances in the volunteers were 2.03 (SD, 0.41) cm on the right and 2.02 (SD, 0.45) cm on the left. The mean hyoid bone-to-pharyngeal wall distances were 2.04 (SD, 0.35) cm (right) and 2.07 (SD, 0.35) cm (left). The fresh cadaver dissections demonstrated dye deposition adjacent to theGPNin the parapharyngeal space in all specimens. Conclusions: Based on our anatomical results in cadavers and healthy volunteers, we submit that successful and safe blockade of the distal GPN at the pharyngealwall level is technically feasible under US guidance.

  • 23.
    Bahlmann, Hans
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Goal-directed fluid therapy during major abdominal surgery2019Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Both hypo- and hypervolemia increase the risk for postoperative complications after major abdominal surgery. Fluid needs vary amongst patients depending on differences in preoperative dehydration, intraoperative physiology and surgical characteristics. Goal-directed fluid therapy (GDFT) aims to target the right amount of fluid administration in each patient by evaluating the effect of fluid boluses on haemodynamic parameters such as stroke volume. It has been shown to reduce postoperative morbidity and is generally recommended for high-risk surgery. The overall aim of this thesis was to evaluate whether more simple devices for GDFT result in clinical benefit, thus facilitating the application of GDFT in more patients.

    Aim: To compare performance and clinical benefit of pleth variability index (PVI), a noninvasive, easy-to-use device for GDFT, with the reference method of oesophageal Doppler; to evaluate methods for measuring preoperative dehydration and its effect on fluid handling by the body; and to confirm the expected clinical benefits of GDFT in patients undergoing oesophageal resection, a high risk procedure.

    Methods: In Studies I-III 150 patients scheduled for open abdominal surgery of at least 2 hrs were randomised to GDFT with either PVI or oesophageal Doppler. In the first half of the cohort, both monitors were connected to compare intraoperative performance. In 30 patients preoperative dehydration was analysed. In study IV 64 patients undergoing oesophageal resection were randomised to GDFT using pulse contour analysis or standard treatment.

    Results: The concordance between PVI and oesophageal Doppler for indicating the need for and effect of a fluid bolus was low, and both had only limited capacity to predict the effect of a fluid bolus. Both methods resulted in comparable amounts of fluid being administered and similar clinical outcome. Preoperative dehydration was limited but did impact on fluid handling. Patients receiving GDFT during oesophageal resection received more fluid and more dobutamine compared to controls, but this did not result in any clinical benefit.

    Conclusions: There are methodological issues as well as uncertainties about the clinical benefit of GDFT. We cannot recommend a strict application of any GDFT strategy, but suggest that its components should be incorporated in a more encompassing assessment of a patient’s fluid needs. The measurement, impact and treatment of preoperative dehydration need to be further clarified.

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  • 24.
    Bahlmann, Hans
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Stewarts blodgastolkning ger djupare insikt i syra–basrubbning2017Ingår i: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, E-ISSN 1652-7518, Vol. 114Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
  • 25.
    Bahlmann, Hans
    et al.
    Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning.
    Hahn, R. G.
    Sodertalje Hospital, Sweden.
    Nilsson, Lena
    Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken VIN. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning.
    Agreement between Pleth Variability Index and oesophageal Doppler to predict fluid responsiveness2016Ingår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 60, nr 2, s. 183-192Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Optimisation of stroke volume using oesophageal Doppler is an established technique to guide intraoperative fluid therapy. The method has practical limitations and therefore alternative indices of fluid responsiveness, such as ventilator-induced variation in the pulse oximetric signal (Pleth Variability Index (PVI)) could be considered. We hypothesised that both methods predict fluid responsiveness in a similar way. Methods: Seventy-five patients scheduled for open major abdominal surgery were randomised to fluid optimisation using fluid bolus algorithms based on either PVI (n = 35) or Doppler (n = 39). All patients were monitored with both methods; the non-guiding method was blind. Primary endpoint was the concordance between the methods to predict fluid responsiveness. We also analysed the ability of each method to predict a stroke volume increase &gt;= 10% after a fluid bolus, as well as the accumulated intraoperative bolus fluid volume. Results: PVI indicated a need for fluid in one-third of the situations when Doppler did so, Cohens kappa = 0.03. A fluid bolus indicated by the PVI algorithm increased stroke volume by &gt;= 10% in half the situations. The same was found for the Doppler algorithm. The mean total bolus volume given was 878 ml when the fluid management was governed by PVI compared to 826 ml with Doppler (P = 0.71). Conclusion: PVI-and Doppler-based stroke volume optimisations agreed poorly, which did not affect the amount of fluid administered. None of the algorithms showed a good ability to predict fluid responsiveness. Our results do not support the fluid responsiveness concept.

  • 26.
    Bahlmann, Hans
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Hahn, Robert
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Södertälje Hosp, Sweden.
    Nilsson, Lena
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Pleth variability index or stroke volume optimization during open abdominal surgery: a randomized controlled trial2018Ingår i: BMC Anesthesiology, ISSN 1471-2253, E-ISSN 1471-2253, Vol. 18, artikel-id 115Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The impact of Goal Directed Fluid Therapy (GDFT) based on the non-invasive Pleth Variability Index (PVI) on clinical outcome after abdominal surgery has only sparingly been explored. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of intraoperative GDFT guided by PVI to a control group using esophageal Doppler on the incidence of complications and length of hospital stay after major abdominal surgery. We hypothesized that there would be no difference between the groups. Methods: This was a randomized controlled trial in a Swedish university hospital between November 2011 and January 2015; 150 patients scheduled for open abdominal surgery lasting 2 h or more were included. Exclusion criteria included hepatic resection or severe cardiac arrhythmia. The patients were randomized 1: 1 to either the intervention group or the control group. The intervention group received intraoperative GDFT by administering fluid boluses of 3 ml/kg tetrastarch aiming at a PVI value below 10%, while GDFT in the control group aimed for optimization of stroke volume as assessed with esophageal Doppler. Blinded observers assessed complications until postoperative day 30 using pre-defined definitions, as well as length of hospital stay. Results: One hundred and-fifty patients were randomized and 146 patients were available for the final data analysis. Median duration of surgery was 3 h. A total of 64 complications occurred in the PVI group (N = 74) and 70 in the Doppler group (N = 72) (p = 0.93). Median (IQR) length of stay was 8.0 (8.0) days in the PVI group and 8.0 (9.5) in the Doppler group (P = 0.57). Conclusions: No difference in clinical outcome, as defined by number of postoperative complications, and length of hospital stay, was found when goal directed fluid therapy was applied using PVI as an alternative to esophageal Doppler. PVI appears to be an acceptable alternative to esophageal Doppler for goal directed fluid therapy during major open abdominal surgery.

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  • 27.
    Bahlmann, Hans
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Halldestam, Ingvar
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Centrum för kirurgi, ortopedi och cancervård, Kirurgiska kliniken US.
    Nilsson, Lena
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Goal-directed therapy during transthoracic oesophageal resection does not improve outcome: Randomised controlled trial2019Ingår i: European Journal of Anaesthesiology, ISSN 0265-0215, E-ISSN 1365-2346, Vol. 36, nr 2, s. 153-161Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Goal-directed therapy (GDT) is expected to be of highest benefit in high-risk surgery. Therefore, GDT is recommended during oesophageal resection, which carries a high risk of postoperative complications.

    OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to confirm the hypothesis that GDT during oesophageal resection improves outcome compared with standard care.

    DESIGN: A randomised controlled study.

    SETTING: Two Swedish university hospitals, between October 2011 and October 2015.

    PATIENTS: Sixty-four patients scheduled for elective transthoracic oesophageal resection were randomised. Exclusion criteria included colonic interposition and significant aortic or mitral valve insufficiency.

    INTERVENTION: A three-step GDT protocol included stroke volume optimisation using colloid boluses as assessed by pulse-contour analysis, dobutamine infusion if cardiac index was below 2.5 l min m and norepinephrine infusion if mean arterial blood pressure was below 65 mmHg.

    MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: The incidence of complications per patient at 5 and 30 days postoperatively as assessed using a predefined list.

    RESULTS: Fifty-nine patients were available for analysis. Patients in the intervention group received more colloid fluid (2190 ± 875 vs. 1596 ± 759 ml, P < 0.01) and dobutamine more frequently (27/30 vs. 9/29, P < 0.01). The median [interquartile range, IQR] incidence of complications per patient 5 days after surgery was 2 [0 to 3] in the intervention group and 1 [0 to 2] in the control group (P = 0.10), and after 30 days 4 [2 to 6] in the intervention group and 2 [1 to 4] in the control group (P = 0.10).

    CONCLUSION: Goal-directed therapy during oesophageal resection did not result in a reduction of the incidence of postoperative complications.

    TRIAL REGISTRATION: Clinicaltrials.gov identifier: NCT01416077.

  • 28.
    Bahlmann, Hans
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Werner-Möller, Per
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Clinical Use of Lactate Measurements: Comment2021Ingår i: Anesthesiology, ISSN 0003-3022, E-ISSN 1528-1175, Vol. 135, nr 4, s. 766-766Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 29.
    Bartha, Erzsebet
    et al.
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Ahlstrand, Rebecca
    Orebro Univ, Sweden.
    Bell, Max
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Björne, Håkan
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Brattström, Olof
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Helleberg, Johan
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Nilsson, Lena
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Semenas, Egidijus
    Uppsala Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Kalman, Sigridur
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    ASA classification and surgical severity grading used to identify a high-risk population, a multicenter prospective cohort study in Swedish tertiary hospitals2021Ingår i: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 65, nr 9, s. 1168-1177Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background Identification of surgical populations at high risk for negative outcomes is needed for clinical and research purposes. We hypothesized that combining two classification systems, ASA (American Society of Anesthesiology physical status) and surgical severity, we could identify a high-risk population before surgery. We aimed to describe postoperative outcomes in a population selected by these two classifications system. Methods Data were collected in a Swedish multicentre, time-interrupted prospective, consecutive cohort study. Eligibility criteria were age &gt;= 18 years, ASA &gt;= 3, elective or emergent, major to Xmajor/complex (Specialist Procedure Codes used in United Kingdom), gastrointestinal, urogenital or orthopaedic procedures. Postoperative morbidity was identified by the Postoperative Morbidity Survey on postoperative days 3 +/- 1, 7 +/- 1, 10 + 5 and graded for severity by the Clavien-Dindo system. Mortality was assessed at 30, 180 and 360 days. Results Postoperative morbidity was 78/48/47 per cent on postoperative days 3/7/10. Majority of morbidities (67.5 per cent) were graded as &gt;1 by Clavien-Dindo. Any type of postoperative morbidity graded &gt;1 was associated with increased risk for death up to one year. The mortality was 5.7 per cent (61/1063) at 30 days, 13.3 per cent (142/1063) at 6 months and 19.1 per cent (160/1063) at 12 months. Conclusion Severity classification as major to Xmajor/complex and ASA &gt;= 3 could be used to identify a high-risk surgical population concerning postoperative morbidity and mortality before surgery. Combining the two systems future electronic data extraction is possible of a high-risk population in tertiary hospitals.

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  • 30.
    Bergek, Christian
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Zdolsek, Joachim H.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Hälsouniversitetet. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Hahn, Robert
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Research Unit, Södertälje Hospital, Södertälje, Sweden.
    Non-invasive blood haemoglobin and plethysmographic variability index during brachial plexus block2015Ingår i: British Journal of Anaesthesia, ISSN 0007-0912, E-ISSN 1471-6771, Vol. 114, nr 5, s. 812-817Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background Plethysmographic measurement of haemoglobin concentration (SpHb  ), pleth variability index (PVI), and perfusion index (PI) with the Radical-7 apparatus is growing in popularity. Previous studies have indicated that SpHb  has poor precision, particularly when PI is low. We wanted to study the effects of a sympathetic block on these measurements.

    Methods Twenty patients underwent hand surgery under brachial plexus block with one Radical-7 applied to each arm. Measurements were taken up to 20 min after the block had been initiated. Venous blood samples were also drawn from the non-blocked arm.

    Results During the last 10 min of the study, SpHb  had increased by 8.6%. The PVI decreased by 54%, and PI increased by 188% in the blocked arm (median values). All these changes were statistically significant. In the non-blocked arm, these parameters did not change significantly.

    Conclusions Brachial plexus block significantly altered SpHb  , PVI, and PI, which indicates that regional nervous control of the arm greatly affects plethysmographic measurements obtained by the Radical-7. After the brachial plexus block, SpHb  increased and PVI decreased.

  • 31.
    Berger-Estilita, Joana
    et al.
    CINTESIS - Center for Health Technology and Services Research, Faculty of Medicine , University of Porto , Porto , Portugal; b Department of Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine , Algarve University Hospital Centre , Faro , Portugal.
    Granja, Cristina
    CINTESIS - Center for Health Technology and Services Research, Faculty of Medicine , University of Porto , Porto , Portugal; b Department of Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine , Algarve University Hospital Centre , Faro , Portugal; c Department of Biomedical Sciences and Medicine , University of Algarve , Faro , Portugal.
    Gonçalves, Hernâni
    CINTESIS - Center for Health Technology and Services Research, Faculty of Medicine , University of Porto , Porto , Portugal; d Department of Community Medicine, Information and Health Decision Sciences, Faculty of Medicine , University of Porto , Porto , Portugal.
    Dias, Claudia Camila
    CINTESIS - Center for Health Technology and Services Research, Faculty of Medicine , University of Porto , Porto , Portugal; d Department of Community Medicine, Information and Health Decision Sciences, Faculty of Medicine , University of Porto , Porto , Portugal.
    Aragão, Irene
    Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Santo Antonio , Porto University Hospital Center , Porto , Portugal.
    Costa-Pereira, Altamiro
    CINTESIS - Center for Health Technology and Services Research, Faculty of Medicine , University of Porto , Porto , Portugal; d Department of Community Medicine, Information and Health Decision Sciences, Faculty of Medicine , University of Porto , Porto , Portugal.
    Orwelius, Lotti
    Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. CINTESIS - Center for Health Technology and Services Research, Faculty of Medicine , University of Porto , Porto , Portugal.
    A new global health outcome score after trauma (GHOST) for disability, cognitive impairment, and health-related quality of life: data from a prospective cross-sectional observational study2019Ingår i: Brain Injury, ISSN 0269-9052, E-ISSN 1362-301X, Vol. 33, nr 7, s. 922-931Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background:Trauma patients experience morbidity related to disability and cognitive impairment that negatively impact their health-related quality of life (HRQoL). We assessed the impact of trauma on disability, cognitive impairment and HRQoL after intensive care in patients with and without traumatic brain injury (TBI) and created a predictive score to identify patients with worse outcome. Methods:We identified 262 patients with severe trauma (ISSamp;gt;15) admitted to the emergency room of a level 1 trauma center. Patients above 13 years were included. After 6 months, patients were assessed for disability, cognitive impairment, and HRQoL. A global health outcome score after trauma (GHOST) was obtained through the combination of these domains. Logistic regression analysis was considered for the effect of demographic, trauma and hospital factors on global outcome. p amp;gt; 0.05. Statistics performed with SPSS 23.0. Results:Patients with the worst outcomes were older and had a longer length of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) stay. The effect of gender was found in all "GHOST dimensions". TBI was not significantly associated with worse outcome. Conclusions:No significant differences were seen on disability, cognitive impairment and decreased HRQoL in patients with or without TBI. Our GHOST score showed that female gender, older age, and longer ICU stay were significantly associated with the worst outcome. Abbreviations: AIS: Abbreviated Injury Scale; EQ-5D: EuroQol 5-dimensions; EQ-5D-3L: EuroQol 5-dimensions 3-levels; GCS: Glasgow Coma Scale; GOSE: Glasgow Outcome Scale Extended; HRQoL: Health-Related Quality of Life; ICU: Intensive Care Unit; ISS: Injury Severity Score; MMS: Mini Mental State; NICE: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence; RTS: Revised Trauma Score; TBI: Traumatic brain injury; TRISS: Trauma Injury Severity Score; VAS: Visual Analogue Scale.

  • 32.
    Bergström, Anna
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken VIN.
    Lipcsey, Miklos
    Uppsala Univ, Sweden; Uppsala Univ, Sweden.
    Larsson, Anders
    Uppsala Univ, Sweden.
    Yang, Bei
    Uppsala Univ, Sweden.
    Engblom, David
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Centrum för social och affektiv neurovetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Chew, Michelle
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Elander, Louise
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken VIN. Nykopings Lasarett, Sweden.
    Acetaminophen Attenuates Pulmonary Vascular Resistance and Pulmonary Arterial Pressure and Inhibits Cardiovascular Collapse in a Porcine Model of Endotoxemia2023Ingår i: Shock, ISSN 1073-2322, E-ISSN 1540-0514, Vol. 59, nr 3, s. 442-448Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Acetaminophen (paracetamol) is often used in critically ill patients with fever and pain; however, little is known about the effects of acetaminophen on cardiovascular function during systemic inflammation. Here, we investigated the effect of acetaminophen on changes in the systemic and pulmonary circulation induced by endotoxin (0.5 mu g/kg per hour) in anesthetized pigs. Endotoxin infusion led to a rapid increase in pulmonary artery pressure and pulmonary vascular resistance index. Acetaminophen delayed and attenuated this increase. Furthermore, acetaminophen reduced tachycardia and decreased stroke volume, accompanied by systemic inflammation, without affecting inflammatory parameters such as white blood cell count and TNF-alpha in blood. As a proof of concept, we injected a high dose of endotoxin (100 mu g), which induced rapid cardiovascular collapse in pigs. Pigs treated with acetaminophen survived with no obvious hemodynamic instability during the 50-min observation period. In conclusion, acetaminophen attenuates the effects of endotoxin on pulmonary circulation in anesthetized pigs. This may play a role in severe systemic inflammation.

  • 33.
    Bergström, Annika
    et al.
    Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Håkansson, Åsa
    Skanes Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Warrén Stomberg, Margareta
    Univ Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Bjerså, Kristofer
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för omvårdnad. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Univ Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Comfort Theory in Practice-Nurse Anesthetists Comfort Measures and Interventions in a Preoperative Context2018Ingår i: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, ISSN 1089-9472, E-ISSN 1532-8473, Vol. 33, nr 2, s. 162-171Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The Comfort Theory proposes a systematic work approach to respond to patients holistic needs. The usefulness of the Comfort Theory in the perioperative setting should be investigated. The aim of this study was to describe and analyze the nurse anesthetists comfort measures in the preoperative context on the basis of the Comfort Theory Design: Qualitative observational study Methods: Semi-structured, clinical observation data collection in the preoperative context and deductive thematic analysis Findings: The nurse anesthetists comfort measures in the preoperative phase in the operating room department aim to ensure the patients needs of relief, ease and transcendence in the physical, psycho-spiritual, environmental and socio-cultural contexts Conclusions: The application of the Comfort Theory to daily work in the preoperative phase is of value for the nurse anesthetist in becoming more aware of the individual holistic needs of the patient and in this way adapting and initiating comfort measures and interventions.

  • 34.
    Blixt Johansson, Patrik
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi.
    Chew, Michelle
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Åhman, Rasmus
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    de Geer, Lina
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Blomqwist, Lill
    Skane Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Åström, Meriam
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för diagnostik och specialistmedicin. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken US.
    Engvall, Jan
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för diagnostik och specialistmedicin. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken US. Linköpings universitet, Centrum för medicinsk bildvetenskap och visualisering, CMIV.
    Andersson, Henrik
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Left ventricular longitudinal wall fractional shortening accurately predicts longitudinal strain in critically ill patients with septic shock2021Ingår i: Annals of Intensive Care, E-ISSN 2110-5820, Vol. 11, nr 1, artikel-id 52Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background Left ventricular longitudinal strain (LVLS) may be a sensitive indicator of left ventricular (LV) systolic function in patients with sepsis, but is dependent on high image quality and analysis software. Mitral annular plane systolic excursion (MAPSE) and the novel left ventricular longitudinal wall fractional shortening (LV-LWFS) are bedside echocardiographic indicators of LV systolic function that are less dependent on image quality. Both are sparsely investigated in the critically ill population, and may potentially be used as surrogates for LVLS. We assessed if LVLS may be predicted by LV-LWFS and MAPSE in patients with septic shock. We also assessed the repeatability and inter-rater agreement of LVLS, LV-LWFS and MAPSE measurements. Results 122 TTE studies from 3 echocardiographic data repositories of patients admitted to ICU with septic shock were retrospectively assessed, of which 73 were suitable for LVLS analysis using speckle tracking. The correlations between LVLS vs. LV-LWFS and LVLS vs. MAPSE were 0.89 (p &lt; 0.001) and 0.81 (p &lt; 0.001) with mean squared errors of 5.8% and 9.1%, respectively. Using the generated regression equation, LV-LWFS predicted LVLS with a high degree of accuracy and precision, with bias and limits of agreement of -0.044 +/- 4.7% and mean squared prediction error of 5.8%. Interobserver repeatability was good, with high intraclass correlation coefficients (0.96-0.97), small bias and tight limits of agreement (&lt;= 4.1% for all analyses) between observers for all measurements. Conclusions LV-LWFS may be used to estimate LVLS in patients with septic shock. MAPSE also performed well, but was slightly inferior compared to LV-LWFS in estimating LVLS. Feasibility of MAPSE and LV-LWFS was excellent, as was interobserver repeatability.

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  • 35.
    Borendal Wodlin, Ninnie
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för barns och kvinnors hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Barn- och kvinnocentrum, Kvinnokliniken US.
    Oliv, Emelie
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Värnamo Hospital, Värnamo, Sweden.
    Kjölhede, Preben
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för barns och kvinnors hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Barn- och kvinnocentrum, Kvinnokliniken US.
    Nilsson, Lena
    Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi.
    Influence of Regional Analgesia on Self-Reported Quality of Sleep After Gynecological Abdominal Surgery: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Trial2024Ingår i: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, ISSN 1701-2163, Vol. 46, nr 1, artikel-id 102228Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Objectives: To determine whether intrathecal morphine (ITM) analgesia in abdominal surgery for presumed gynecological malignancy was associated with better self-reported sleep quality postoperatively compared with epidural analgesia (EDA), and to evaluate risk factors for bad sleep quality. Methods: A secondary analysis of a randomized open controlled trial, comparing ITM and EDA as postoperative analgesia in 80 women undergoing laparotomy under general anaesthesia in an enhanced recovery after surgery framework. A total of 38 women allocated to ITM and 39 to EDA completed the study. The Swedish Postoperative Symptoms Questionnaire assessed symptoms and sleep quality during the first postoperative week. Multiple logistic regression models evaluated risk factors. The results are presented as adjusted odds ratios with 95% CIs. Results: The sleep quality night-by-night did not differ significantly between the women who had ITM or EDA. Risk factors for bad sleep quality for night 1 were age (0.91; 0.84–0.99), operation time (1.02; 1.00–1.03), and opioid consumption (0.96; 0.91–0.99). For night 2, regular use of hypnotics preoperatively (15.81; 1.52–164.27) and opioid consumption (1.07; 1.00–1.14) were independent risk factors for bad sleep. After the second night, no risk factors were disclosed. Conclusions: ITM and EDA did not appear to affect the sleep quality postoperatively differently in women undergoing laparotomy for presumed gynecological malignancy. Risk factors for self-reported bad sleep quality varied during the first 3 days after surgery. Younger age, longer operation time, and preoperative use of hypnotics were associated with bad sleep quality, whereas the effect of opioid consumption on sleep quality varied depending on the time since surgery. These findings merit further studies. © 2023 The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada/La Société des obstétriciens et gynécologues du Canada

  • 36.
    Bremer, Anders
    et al.
    Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Linnaeus University, Kalmar/Växjö, Sweden; Division of Emergency Medical Services, Kalmar County Council, Kalmar, Sweden.
    Dahné, Tova
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Department of Surgical Sciences, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Akademiska Hospital, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Stureson, Lovisa
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US (ANOPIVA).
    Årestedt, Kristofer
    Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Linnaeus University, Kalmar/Växjö, Sweden; The Research Section, Kalmar County Council, Kalmar, Sweden.
    Thylén, Ingela
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för omvårdnad. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Hjärt- och Medicincentrum, Kardiologiska kliniken US.
    Lived experiences of surviving in-hospital cardiac arrest2019Ingår i: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 33, nr 1, s. 156-164Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors suffer from psychological distress and cognitive impairments. They experience existential insecurity and vulnerability and are striving to return to a life in which well-being and the meaning of life have partly changed. However, research highlighting the experiences of in-hospital cardiac arrest survivors is lacking. This means that evidence for postresuscitation care has largely been extrapolated from studies on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors, without considering potential group differences. Studies investigating survivors experiences of an in-hospital cardiac arrest are therefore needed.

  • 37.
    Bruder, Nicolas
    et al.
    Aix Marseille Univ, France.
    Chew, Michelle
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Guidelines on postoperative delirium: Where do we go from here?2024Ingår i: European Journal of Anaesthesiology, ISSN 0265-0215, E-ISSN 1365-2346, Vol. 41, nr 2, s. 79-80Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 38.
    Bruno, Raphael Romano
    et al.
    Heinrich Heine Univ Duesseldorf, Germany.
    Wernly, Bernhard
    Paracelsus Med Private Univ, Austria; Paracelsus Med Univ, Austria.
    Bagshaw, Sean M.
    Univ Alberta, Canada; Alberta Hlth Serv, Canada.
    van den Boogaard, Mark
    Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Netherlands.
    Darvall, Jai N.
    Royal Melbourne Hosp, Australia.
    de Geer, Lina
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Miguelena, Pablo Ruiz de Gopegui
    Hosp Univ Miguel Servet, Spain.
    Heyland, Daren K.
    Queens Univ, Canada.
    Hewitt, David
    Glasgow Royal Infirm Intens Care Unit, Scotland.
    Hope, Aluko A.
    Oregon Hlth & Sci Univ, OR USA.
    Langlais, Emilie
    Univ Rennes 1, France.
    Le Maguet, Pascale
    CHU Rennes, France; CH Quimper, France.
    Montgomery, Carmel L.
    Univ Alberta, Canada; Alberta Hlth Serv, Canada.
    Papageorgiou, Dimitrios
    Univ West Attica UWA Athens, Greece.
    Seguin, Philippe
    Univ Rennes 1, France.
    Geense, Wytske W.
    Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Netherlands.
    Silva-Obregon, J. Alberto
    Hosp Univ Guadalajara, Spain.
    Wolff, Georg
    Heinrich Heine Univ Duesseldorf, Germany.
    Polzin, Amin
    Heinrich Heine Univ Duesseldorf, Germany.
    Dannenberg, Lisa
    Heinrich Heine Univ Duesseldorf, Germany.
    Kelm, Malte
    Heinrich Heine Univ Duesseldorf, Germany; Univ Hosp Dusseldorf, Germany.
    Flaatten, Hans
    Univ Bergen, Norway.
    Beil, Michael
    Hebrew Univ Jerusalem, Israel.
    Franz, Marcus
    Friedrich Schiller Univ, Germany.
    Sviri, Sigal
    Hebrew Univ Jerusalem, Israel.
    Leaver, Susannah
    St Georges Univ Hosp NHS Fdn Trust, England.
    Guidet, Bertrand
    UPMC Univ Paris 06, France; Hop St Antoine, France.
    Boumendil, Ariane
    UPMC Univ Paris 06, France; Hop St Antoine, France.
    Jung, Christian
    Heinrich Heine Univ Duesseldorf, Germany.
    The Clinical Frailty Scale for mortality prediction of old acutely admitted intensive care patients: a meta-analysis of individual patient-level data2023Ingår i: Annals of Intensive Care, E-ISSN 2110-5820, Vol. 13, nr 1, artikel-id 37Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background This large-scale analysis pools individual data about the Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) to predict outcome in the intensive care unit (ICU). Methods A systematic search identified all clinical trials that used the CFS in the ICU (PubMed searched until 24th June 2020). All patients who were electively admitted were excluded. The primary outcome was ICU mortality. Regression models were estimated on the complete data set, and for missing data, multiple imputations were utilised. Cox models were adjusted for age, sex, and illness acuity score (SOFA, SAPS II or APACHE II). Results 12 studies from 30 countries with anonymised individualised patient data were included (n = 23,989 patients). In the univariate analysis for all patients, being frail (CFS &gt;= 5) was associated with an increased risk of ICU mortality, but not after adjustment. In older patients (&gt;= 65 years) there was an independent association with ICU mortality both in the complete case analysis (HR 1.34 (95% CI 1.25-1.44), p &lt; 0.0001) and in the multiple imputation analysis (HR 1.35 (95% CI 1.26-1.45), p &lt; 0.0001, adjusted for SOFA). In older patients, being vulnerable (CFS 4) alone did not significantly differ from being frail. After adjustment, a CFS of 4-5, 6, and &gt;= 7 was associated with a significantly worse outcome compared to CFS of 1-3. Conclusions Being frail is associated with a significantly increased risk for ICU mortality in older patients, while being vulnerable alone did not significantly differ. New Frailty categories might reflect its "continuum" better and predict ICU outcome more accurately.

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  • 39.
    Buse, Giovanna Lurati
    et al.
    Univ Hosp Dusseldorf, Germany.
    Pinto, Bernardo Bollen
    Geneva Univ Hosp HUG, Switzerland.
    Abelha, Fernando
    Ctr Hosp Univ Sao Joao, Portugal; Univ Porto, Portugal.
    Abbott, Tom E. F.
    Queen Mary Univ London, England.
    Ackland, Gareth
    Queen Mary Univ London, England; Barts Hlth NHS Trust, England.
    Afshari, Arash
    Univ Copenhagen, Denmark.
    De Hert, Stefan
    Univ Ghent, Belgium.
    Fellahi, Jean-Luc
    Hop Univ Louis Pradel, France.
    Giossi, Laure
    Geneva Univ Hosp HUG, Switzerland.
    Kavsak, Peter
    McMaster Univ, Canada.
    Longrois, Dan
    Univ Paris, France.
    MPembele, Rene
    Univ Hosp Dusseldorf, Germany.
    Nucaro, Anthony
    Univ Hosp Dusseldorf, Germany.
    Popova, Ekaterine
    Inst Invest Biomed St Pau IIB ST PAU, Spain; Ctr Cochrane Iberoamer, Spain.
    Puelacher, Christian
    Univ Basel, Switzerland.
    Richards, Toby
    Univ Western Australia, Australia; UCL, England.
    Roth, Sebastian
    Univ Hosp Dusseldorf, Germany.
    Sheka, Mootii
    Geneva Univ Hosp HUG, Switzerland.
    Szczeklik, Wojciech
    Jagiellonian Univ Med Coll, Poland.
    van Waes, Judith
    Univ Utrecht, Netherlands.
    Walder, Bernhard
    Geneva Univ Hosp HUG, Switzerland.
    Chew, Michelle
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    ESAIC focused guideline for the use of cardiac biomarkers in perioperative risk evaluation2023Ingår i: European Journal of Anaesthesiology, ISSN 0265-0215, E-ISSN 1365-2346, Vol. 40, nr 12, s. 888-927Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUNDIn recent years, there has been increasing focus on the use of cardiac biomarkers in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.AIMSThe aim of this focused guideline was to provide updated guidance regarding the pre-, post- and combined pre-and postoperative use of cardiac troponin and B-type natriuretic peptides in adult patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.METHODSThe guidelines were prepared using Grading of Recommendations Assessment Development and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology. This included the definition of critical outcomes, a systematic literature search, appraisal of certainty of evidence, evaluation of biomarker measurement in terms of the balance of desirable and undesirable effects including clinical outcomes, resource use, health inequality, stakeholder acceptance, and implementation. The panel differentiated between three different scopes of applications: cardiac biomarkers as prognostic factors, as tools for risk prediction, and for biomarker-enhanced management strategies.RESULTSIn a modified Delphi process, the task force defined 12 critical outcomes. The systematic literature search resulted in over 25,000 hits, of which 115 full-text articles formed the body of evidence for recommendations. The evidence appraisal indicated heterogeneity in the certainty of evidence across critical outcomes. Further, there was relevant gradient in the certainty of evidence across the three scopes of application. Recommendations were issued and if this was not possible due to limited evidence, clinical practice statements were produced.CONCLUSIONThe ESAIC focused guidelines provide guidance on the perioperative use of cardiac troponin and B-type natriuretic peptides in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, for three different scopes of application.

  • 40.
    Bäckström, Denise
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken VIN.
    Larsen, Robert
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Steinvall, Ingrid
    Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Fredrikson, Mats
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för neuro- och inflammationsvetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    Gedeborg, Rolf
    Department of Surgical Sciences, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden..
    Sjöberg, Folke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Deaths caused by injury among people of working age (18-64) are decreasing, while those among older people (64+) are increasing2018Ingår i: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, ISSN 1863-9933, E-ISSN 1863-9941, Vol. 44, nr 4, s. 589-596Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Injury is an important cause of death in all age groups worldwide, and contributes to many losses of human and economic resources. Currently, we know a few data about mortality from injury, particularly among the working population. The aim of the present study was to examine death from injury over a period of 14 years (1999-2012) using the Swedish Cause of Death Registry (CDR) and the National Patient Registry, which have complete national coverage.

    METHOD: CDR was used to identify injury-related deaths among adults (18 years or over) during the years 1999-2012. ICD-10 diagnoses from V01 to X39 were included. The significance of changes over time was analyzed by linear regression.

    RESULTS: The incidence of prehospital death decreased significantly (coefficient -0.22, r (2) = 0.30; p = 0.041) during the study period, while that of deaths in hospital increased significantly (coefficient 0.20, r (2) = 0.75; p < 0.001). Mortality/100,000 person-years in the working age group (18-64 years) decreased significantly (coefficient -0.40, r (2) = 0.37; p = 0.020), mainly as a result of decrease in traffic-related deaths (coefficient -0.34, r (2) = 0.85; p < 0.001). The incidence of deaths from injury among elderly (65 years and older) patients increased because of the increase in falls (coefficient 1.71, r (2) = 0.84; p < 0.001) and poisoning (coefficient 0.13, r (2) = 0.69; p < 0.001).

    CONCLUSION: The epidemiology of injury in Sweden has changed during recent years in that mortality from injury has declined in the working age group and increased among those people 64 years old and over.

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  • 41.
    Bäckström, Denise
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken VIN.
    Steinvall, Ingrid
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US.
    Sjöberg, Folke
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för klinisk och experimentell medicin, Avdelningen för Kirurgi, Ortopedi och Onkologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Hand- och plastikkirurgiska kliniken US. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Change in child mortality patterns after injuries in Sweden: a nationwide 14-year study.2017Ingår i: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, ISSN 1863-9933, E-ISSN 1863-9941, Vol. 43, nr 3, s. 343-349Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    INTRODUCTION: Sweden has one of the world's lowest child injury mortality rates, but injuries are still the leading cause of death among children. Child injury mortality in the country has been declining, but this decline seems to decrease recently. Our objective was therefore to further examine changes in the mortality of children's death from injury over time and to assess the contribution of various effects on mortality. The underlying hypothesis for this investigation is that the incidence of lethal injuries in children, still is decreasing and that this may be sex specific.

    PATIENTS AND METHODS: We studied all deaths from injury in Sweden under-18-year-olds during the 14 years 1999-2012. We identified those aged under 18 whose underlying cause of death was recorded as International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) diagnosis from V01 to X39 in the Swedish cause of death, where all dead citizens are registered.

    RESULTS: From the 1 January 1999 to 31 December 2012, 1213 children under the age of 18 died of injuries in Sweden. The incidence declined during this period (r = -0.606, p = 0.02) to 3.3 deaths/100,000 children-years (95 % CI 2.6-4.2). Death from unintentional injury was more common than that after intentional injury (p < 0.0001). There was a reduction in the incidence of unintentional injuries during the study period (r = -0.757, p = 0.03). The most common causes of death were injury to the brain (n = 337, 41 %), followed by drowning (n = 109, 13 %). The number of deaths after intentional injury increased (r = 0.585, p = 0.03) and at the end of the period was 1.5 deaths/100,000 children-years. The most common causes of death after intentional injuries were asphyxia (n = 177, 45 %), followed by injury to the brain (n = 76, 19 %).

    DISCUSSION: Mortality patterns in injured children in Sweden have changed from being dominated by unintentional injuries to a more equal distribution between unintentional and intentional injuries as well as between sexes and the overall rate has declined further. These findings are important as they might contribute to the preventive work that is being done to further reduce mortality in injured children.

  • 42.
    Castor, C
    et al.
    Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine Lund University Lund Sweden.
    Björk, M
    The CHILD Research Group, Department of Nursing, School of Health and Welfare Jönköping University Jönköping Sweden.
    Bai, J
    Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Emory University Atlanta Georgia USA.
    Berlin, H
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Odontology Malmö University Malmö Sweden.
    Kristjansdottir, G
    Faculty of Nursing, School of Health Science University of Iceland Reykjavik Iceland.
    Kristjansdottir, O
    Faculty of Nursing, School of Health Science University of Iceland Reykjavik Iceland.
    Hansson, H
    Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet Copenhagen Denmark; Department of Clinical Medicine University of Copenhagen Copenhagen Denmark.
    Höök, A.
    Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Stenström, P
    Department of Pediatric Surgery Skåne University Hospital, Lund University Lund Sweden; Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine Lund University Lund Sweden.
    Nilsson, S
    Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine Lund University Lund Sweden; Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy University of Gothenburg Gothenburg Sweden.
    Psychometric evaluation of the electronic faces thermometer scale for pain assessment in children 8-17?years old: A study protocol2023Ingår i: Paediatric & neonatal pain, ISSN 2637-3807, Vol. 5, nr 4, s. 99-109Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    It is often a challenge for a child to communicate their pain, and their possibilities to do so should be strengthened in healthcare settings. Digital self-assessment provides a potential solution for person-centered care in pain management and promotes child participation when a child is ill. A child's perception of pain assessment differs when it is assessed using digital or analog formats. As we move into the digital era, there is an urgent need to validate digital pain assessment tools, including the newly developed electronic Faces Thermometer Scale (eFTS). This study protocol describes three studies with the overall aim to evaluate psychometric properties of the eFTS for assessing pain in children 8-17?years of age. A multi-site project design combining quantitative and qualitative methods will be used for three observational studies. Study 1: 100 Swedish-speaking children will report the level of anticipated pain from vignettes describing painful situations in four levels of pain and a think-aloud method will be used for data collection. Data will be analyzed with phenomenography as well as descriptive and comparative statistics. Study 2: 600 children aged 8-17?years at pediatric and dental settings in Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and USA will be included. Children will assess their pain intensity due to medical or dental procedures, surgery, or acute pain using three different pain Scales for each time point; the eFTS, the Faces Pain Scale Revised, and the Coloured Analogue Scale. Descriptive and comparative statistics will be used, with subanalysis taking cultural context into consideration. Study 3: A subgroup of 20 children out of these 600 children will be purposely included in an interview to describe experiences of grading their own pain using the eFTS. Qualitative data will be analyzed with content analysis. Our pilot studies showed high level of adherence to the study procedure and rendered only a small revision of background questionnaires. Preliminary analysis indicated that the instruments are adequate to be used by children and that the analysis plan is feasible. A digital pain assessment tool contributes to an increase in pain assessment in pediatric care. The Medical Research Council framework for complex interventions in healthcare supports a thorough development of a new scale. By evaluating psychometric properties in several settings by both qualitative and quantitative methods, the eFTS will become a well-validated tool to strengthen the child's voice within healthcare.

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  • 43.
    Chew, Michelle
    Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    A comprehensive ovine model of blood transfusion2014Ingår i: Vox Sanguinis, ISSN 0042-9007, E-ISSN 1423-0410, Vol. 106, s. 153-160Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    The growing awareness of transfusion-associated morbidity and mortality necessitates investigations into the underlying mechanisms. Small animals have been the dominant transfusion model but have associated limitations. This study aimed to develop a comprehensive large animal (ovine) model of transfusion encompassing: blood collection, processing and storage, compatibility testing right through to post-transfusion outcomes.

    Materials and methods

    Two units of blood were collected from each of 12 adult male Merino sheep and processed into 24 ovine-packed red blood cell (PRBC) units. Baseline haematological parameters of ovine blood and PRBC cells were analysed. Biochemical changes in ovine PRBCs were characterized during the 42-day storage period. Immunological compatibility of the blood was confirmed with sera from potential recipient sheep, using a saline and albumin agglutination cross-match. Following confirmation of compatibility, each recipient sheep (n = 12) was transfused with two units of ovine PRBC.

    Results

    Procedures for collecting, processing, cross-matching and transfusing ovine blood were established. Although ovine red blood cells are smaller and higher in number, their mean cell haemoglobin concentration is similar to human red blood cells. Ovine PRBC showed improved storage properties in saline–adenine–glucose–mannitol (SAG-M) compared with previous human PRBC studies. Seventy-six compatibility tests were performed and 17·1% were incompatible. Only cross-match compatible ovine PRBC were transfused and no adverse reactions were observed.

    Conclusion

    These findings demonstrate the utility of the ovine model for future blood transfusion studies and highlight the importance of compatibility testing in animal models involving homologous transfusions.

  • 44.
    Chew, Michelle
    Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Global patient outcomes after elective surgery: prospective cohort study in 27 low-, middle- and high-income countries2016Ingår i: British Journal of Anaesthesia, ISSN 0007-0912, E-ISSN 1471-6771, Vol. 117, nr 5, s. 601-609Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    As global initiatives increase patient access to surgical treatments, there remains a need to understand the adverse effects of surgery and define appropriate levels of perioperative care.

    Methods

    We designed a prospective international 7-day cohort study of outcomes following elective adult inpatient surgery in 27 countries. The primary outcome was in-hospital complications. Secondary outcomes were death following a complication (failure to rescue) and death in hospital. Process measures were admission to critical care immediately after surgery or to treat a complication and duration of hospital stay. A single definition of critical care was used for all countries.

    Results

    A total of 474 hospitals in 19 high-, 7 middle- and 1 low-income country were included in the primary analysis. Data included 44 814 patients with a median hospital stay of 4 (range 2–7) days. A total of 7508 patients (16.8%) developed one or more postoperative complication and 207 died (0.5%). The overall mortality among patients who developed complications was 2.8%. Mortality following complications ranged from 2.4% for pulmonary embolism to 43.9% for cardiac arrest. A total of 4360 (9.7%) patients were admitted to a critical care unit as routine immediately after surgery, of whom 2198 (50.4%) developed a complication, with 105 (2.4%) deaths. A total of 1233 patients (16.4%) were admitted to a critical care unit to treat complications, with 119 (9.7%) deaths. Despite lower baseline risk, outcomes were similar in low- and middle-income compared with high-income countries.

    Conclusions

    Poor patient outcomes are common after inpatient surgery. Global initiatives to increase access to surgical treatments should also address the need for safe perioperative care.

  • 45.
    Chew, Michelle
    Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Mitral annular plane systolic excursion (MAPSE) in shock: a valuable echocardiographic parameter in intensive care patients2013Ingår i: Cardiovascular Ultrasound, E-ISSN 1476-7120, Vol. 1, nr 16Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    Assessing left ventricular (LV) dysfunction by echocardiography in ICU patients is common. The aim of this study was to investigate mitral annular plane systolic excursion (MAPSE) in critically ill patients with shock and its relation to LV systolic and diastolic function, myocardial injury and to outcome.

    Methods

    In a prospective, observational, cohort study we enrolled 50 patients with SIRS and shock despite fluid resuscitation. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) measuring LV function was performed within 12 hours after admission and daily for a 7-day observation period. TTE and laboratory measurements were related to 28-day mortality.

    Results

    MAPSE on day 1 correlated significantly with LV ejection fraction (LVEF), tissue Doppler indices of LV diastolic function (é, E/é) and high-sensitive troponin T (hsTNT) (p< 0.001, p= 0.039, p= 0.009, p= 0.003 respectively) whereas LVEF did not correlate significantly with any marker of LV diastolic function or myocardial injury. Compared to survivors, non-survivors had a significantly lower MAPSE (8 [IQR 7.5-11] versus 11 [IQR 8.9-13] mm; p= 0.028). Other univariate predictors were age (p=0.033), hsTNT (p=0.014) and Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) scores (p=0.007). By multivariate analysis MAPSE (OR 0.6 (95% CI 0.5- 0.9), p= 0.015) and SOFA score (OR 1.6 (95% CI 1.1- 2.3), p= 0.018) were identified as independent predictors of mortality. Daily measurements showed that MAPSE, as sole echocardiographic marker, was significantly lower in most days in non-survivors (p<0.05 at day 1–2, 4–6).

    Conclusions

    MAPSE seemed to reflect LV systolic and diastolic function as well as myocardial injury in critically ill patients with shock. The combination of MAPSE and SOFA added to the predictive value for 28-day mortality.

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  • 46.
    CHEW, Michelle
    Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Standards for definitions and use of outcome measures for clinical effectiveness research in perioperative medicine: European Perioperative Clinical Outcome (EPCO) definitions A statement from the ESA-ESICM joint taskforce on perioperative outcome measures2015Ingår i: European Journal of Anaesthesiology, ISSN 0265-0215, E-ISSN 1365-2346, Vol. 32, nr 3, s. 88-105Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    There is a need for large trials that test the clinical effectiveness of interventions in the field of perioperative medicine. Clinical outcome measures used in such trials must be robust, clearly defined and patient-relevant. Our objective was to develop standards for the use of clinical outcome measures to strengthen the methodological quality of perioperative medicine research. A literature search was conducted using PubMed and opinion leaders worldwide were invited to nominate papers that they believed the group should consider. The full texts of relevant articles were reviewed by the taskforce members and then discussed to reach a consensus on the required standards. The report was then circulated to opinion leaders for comment and review. This report describes definitions for 22 individual adverse events with a system of severity grading for each. In addition, four composite outcome measures were identified, which were designed to evaluate postoperative outcomes. The group also agreed on standards for four outcome measures for the evaluation of healthcare resource use and quality of life. Guidance for use of these outcome measures is provided, with particular emphasis on appropriate duration of follow-up. This report provides clearly defined and patient-relevant outcome measures for large clinical trials in perioperative medicine. These outcome measures may also be of use in clinical audit. This report is intended to complement and not replace other related work to improve assessment of clinical outcomes following specific surgical procedures.

  • 47.
    Chew, Michelle
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Aissaoui, Nadia
    Hop Univ Paris, France; Univ Paris Cite, France.
    Balik, Martin
    Charles Univ Prague, Czech Republic; Charles Univ Prague, Czech Republic.
    Echocardiography in shock2023Ingår i: Current Opinion in Critical Care, ISSN 1070-5295, E-ISSN 1531-7072, Vol. 29, nr 3, s. 252-258Artikel, forskningsöversikt (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose of reviewThe aim of this study was to illustrate the varying roles of echocardiography in all phases of shock ranging from a rapid, diagnostic tool at the bedside, to a tool for monitoring the adequacy and effects of shock treatment and finally for identification of patients suitable for de-escalation of therapy.Recent findingsEchocardiography has become an indispensable tool for establishing diagnosis in patients with shock. It is also important for assessing the adequacy of treatment such as fluid resuscitation, vasopressors and inotropes by providing integrated information on cardiac contractility and systemic flow conditions, particularly when used in conjunction with other methods of advanced haemodynamic monitoring. Apart from a traditional, diagnostic role, it may be used as an advanced, albeit intermittent, monitoring tool. Examples include the assessment of heart-lung interactions in mechanically ventilated patients, fluid responsiveness, vasopressor adequacy, preload dependence in ventilator-induced pulmonary oedema and indications for and monitoring during extracorporeal life support. Emerging studies also illustrate the role of echocardiography in de-escalation of shock treatment.This study provides the reader with a structured review on the uses of echocardiography in all phases of shock treatment.

  • 48.
    Chew, Michelle
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Blixt Johansson, Patrik
    Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi.
    Åhman, Rasmus
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Engerström, Lars
    Region Östergötland, Hjärtcentrum, Thorax-kärlkliniken i Östergötland. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken VIN.
    Andersson, Henrik
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Berggren, Ritva Kiiski
    Umea Univ Hosp, Sweden.
    Tegnell, Anders
    Department of Public Health Reporting, Public Health Agency of Sweden, Sweden.
    Mcintyre, Sarah
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Centrum för social och affektiv neurovetenskap. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten.
    National outcomes and characteristics of patients admitted to Swedish intensive care units for COVID-19 A registry-based cohort study2021Ingår i: European Journal of Anaesthesiology, ISSN 0265-0215, E-ISSN 1365-2346, Vol. 38, nr 4, s. 335-343Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND Mortality among patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) with COVID-19 is unclear due to variable follow-up periods. Few nationwide data are available to compare risk factors, treatment and outcomes of COVID-19 patients after ICU admission. OBJECTIVE To evaluate baseline characteristics, treatments and 30-day outcomes of patients admitted to Swedish ICUs with COVID-19. DESIGN Registry-based cohort study with prospective data collection. SETTING Admissions to Swedish ICUs from 6 March to 6 May 2020 with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 disease. PARTICIPANTS Adult patients admitted to Swedish ICUs. EXPOSURES Baseline characteristics, intensive care treatments and organ failures. MAIN OUTCOMES AND MEASURES The primary outcome was 30-day all-cause mortality. A multivariable model was used to determine the independent association between potential predictor variables and death. RESULTS We identified 1563 patients with complete 30-day follow-up. The 30-day all-cause mortality was 26.7%. Median age was 61 [52 to 69], Simplified Acute Physiology Score III (SAPS III) was 53 [46 to 59] and 62.5% had at least one comorbidity. Median PaO2/FiO(2) on admission was 97.5 [75.0 to 140.6] mmHg, 74.7% suffered from moderate-to-severe acute respiratory failure. Age, male sex [adjusted odds ratio (aOR) 1.5 (1.1 to 2.2)], SAPS III score [aOR 1.3 (1.2 to 1.4)], severe respiratory failure [aOR 3.0 (2.0 to 4.7)], specific COVID-19 pharmacotherapy [aOR 1.4 (1.0 to 1.9)] and continuous renal replacement therapy [aOR 2.1 (1.5 to 3.0)] were associated with increased mortality. Except for chronic lung disease, the presence of comorbidities was not independently associated with mortality. CONCLUSIONS Thirty-day mortality rate in COVID-19 patients admitted to Swedish ICUs is generally lower than previously reported despite a severe degree of hypoxaemia on admission. Mortality was driven by age, baseline disease severity, the presence and degree of organ failure, rather than pre-existing comorbidities.

  • 49.
    Chew, Michelle
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Avdelningen för läkemedelsforskning. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, Anestesi- och intensivvårdskliniken US.
    Dalesjö, Lina
    Hallands Hosp Halmstad, Sweden.
    Life-threatening ketoacidosis in a lactating woman2018Ingår i: European Journal of Anaesthesiology, ISSN 0265-0215, E-ISSN 1365-2346, Vol. 35, nr 12, s. 984-986Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    n/a

  • 50.
    Chew, Michelle
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper, Avdelningen för klinisk kemi och farmakologi. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US.
    Jansson, Saga
    Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Sinnescentrum, ANOPIVA US. Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för biomedicinska och kliniska vetenskaper.
    Åström Aneq, Meriam
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för diagnostik och specialistmedicin. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken US.
    Engvall, Jan
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för hälsa, medicin och vård, Avdelningen för diagnostik och specialistmedicin. Linköpings universitet, Medicinska fakulteten. Region Östergötland, Hjärtcentrum, Fysiologiska kliniken US.
    Definition and evolution of right ventricular dysfunction in critically ill COVID-19 patients: Authors reply2022Ingår i: Annals of Intensive Care, E-ISSN 2110-5820, Vol. 12, nr 1, artikel-id 83Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
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