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  • 1.
    Aanestad, Øystein
    Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences.
    Quantitative electromyographic studies of the perineal muscles in normal subjects and patients suffering from anal or urinary incontinence1998Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aims of the study were to characterize the interference pattern in perineal muscles in healthy subjects with the use of quantitative EMG techniques, to evaluate if prostatic surgery had any effect on the interference pattern and furthermore to examine the interference pattern in the perineal muscles in patients suffering from urinary or anal incontinence.

    The interference pattern in the perineal muscles was examined with a computerized analysis, the Turns and Amplitude (T/A) analysis, and the innervation pattern of the muscles was examined with single fiber electromyography measuring the fiber density. Reference values were collected from 30 normal subjects. The patient material consisted of 20 males subjected to transurethral prostatectomy (TUR-P), 10 males who underwent radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP), 20 patients suffering from anal incontinence and 24 women withurinary incontinence.

    T/A analysis of the interference pattern in the perineal muscles in normal subjects showed a significant increase in number of turns/sec and mean amplitude correlating to increasing force but no age-related changes.

    TUR-P and RRP did effect the innervation of the distal urethral sphincter muscle as shown by increased fiber density indicating a peripheral nerve lesion. T/A analysis did not shown any increased activation of the distal urethral sphincter as a compensation for the loss in bladder neck sphincter function but rather signs of decreasedcentral activation.

    Patients with idiopathic faecal incontinence showed signs of impaired innervation of the external anal sphincter muscle. A decreased interference pattern at maximal contraction indicated a reduced central activation of perineal muscles, in particular for patients with partial rupture of the external anal sphincter muscle. The reduced central activation could play a role for the aetiology of faecal incontinence.

    Patients with urinary stress incontinence also showed signs of impaired innervation of the external anal sphincter muscle as well as reduced interference pattern at maximal contraction and during continuous recording of the EMG activity during cystometry. A reduced central activation of the motor units was predicted as one factor involved in the aetiology.

  • 2.
    Abdulcadir, Jasmine
    et al.
    Outpatient Clinic for Women with FGM/C, Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Geneva University Hospitals.
    Abdulcadir, Omar
    Referral Centre for Preventing and Curing Female Genital Mutilation, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy.
    Caillet, Martin
    Outpatient Clinic for Women with FGM/C, Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Geneva University Hospitals.
    Catania, Lucrezia
    Referral Centre for Preventing and Curing Female Genital Mutilation, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy.
    Cuzin, Béatrice
    Division of Urology and Transplantation, Edouard Herriot Hospital, Lyon, France.
    Essén, Birgitta
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH), International Maternal and Reproductive Health and Migration.
    Foldès, Pierre
    Institute of Reproductive Health, Saint Germain en Laye, Paris, France.
    Johnsdotter, Sara
    Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden.
    Johnson-Agbakwu, Crista
    Refugee Women's Health Clinic, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maricopa Integrated Health System.
    Nour, Nawal
    Global Ob/Gyn and African Women's Health Center, Ambulatory Obstetrics, Office for Multicultural Careers, Division of Global Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women's Hospital.
    Ouedraogo, Charlemagne
    University Hospital Yalgado Ouedraogo of Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
    Warren, Nicole
    Department of Community Public Health Nursing, John Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, USA.
    Wylomanski, Sophie
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Nantes University Hospital, Nantes, France.
    Clitoral Surgery After Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting2017In: Aesthetic surgery journal, ISSN 1090-820X, E-ISSN 1527-330X, Vol. 37, no 9, p. NP113-NP115Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Acosta, Rafael
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Plastic Surgery.
    Rozen, Warren M.
    Whitaker, Iain S.
    Banking of the DIEP Flap: A "Previously Described New Technique" Reply2010In: Plastic and reconstructive surgery (1963), ISSN 0032-1052, E-ISSN 1529-4242, Vol. 126, no 4, p. 1407-1409Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 4.
    Acosta, Rafael
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Plastic Surgery.
    Rozen, Warren M.
    Whitaker, Iain S.
    Probing Questions on Implantable Probes Reply2010In: Plastic and reconstructive surgery (1963), ISSN 0032-1052, E-ISSN 1529-4242, Vol. 126, no 5, p. 1790-1791Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 5.
    Acosta, S.
    et al.
    Lund Univ, Dept Clin Sci, Vasc Ctr, Malmo, Sweden..
    Björck, Martin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Vascular Surgery.
    Wanhainen, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Vascular Surgery.
    Negative-pressure wound therapy for prevention and treatment of surgical-site infections after vascular surgery2017In: British Journal of Surgery, ISSN 0007-1323, E-ISSN 1365-2168, Vol. 104, no 2, p. E75-E84Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BackgroundIndications for negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in vascular surgical patients are expanding. The aim of this review was to outline the evidence for NPWT on open and closed wounds. MethodsA PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Library search from 2007 to June 2016 was performed combining the medical subject headings terms wound infection', abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)', fasciotomy', vascular surgery' and NPWT' or VAC'. ResultsNPWT of open infected groin wounds was associated with shorter duration of wound healing by 47 days, and was more cost-effective than alginate dressings in one RCT. In one RCT and six observational studies, NPWT-related major bleeding and graft preservation rates were 0-10 and 83-100 per cent respectively. One retrospective comparative study showed greater wound size reduction per day, fewer dressing changes, quicker wound closure and shorter hospital stay with NPWT compared with gauze dressings for lower leg fasciotomy. NPWT and mesh-mediated fascial traction after AAA repair and open abdomen was associated with high primary fascial closure rates (96-100 per cent) and low risk of graft infection (0-7 per cent). One retrospective comparative study showed a significant reduction in surgical-site infection, from 30 per cent with standard wound care to 6 per cent with closed incisional NPWT. ConclusionNPWT has a central role in open and infected wounds after vascular surgery; the results of prophylactic care of closed incisions are promising.

  • 6.
    Acosta, Stefan
    Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences.
    On Acute Thrombo-Embolic Occlusion of the Superior Mesenteric Artery2004Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Acute thrombo-embolic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) with intestinal infarction is a lethal disease, difficult to diagnose in time, with unknown incidence and cause-specific mortality. The aim of this thesis was to characterize the disease and to develop diagnostic methods.

    Two laboratory studies were conducted on patients with suspected acute SMA occlusion. A pilot-study showed that the fibrinolytic marker D-dimer was elevated in six patients with the disease. In the subsequent study including 101 patients, D-dimer was the only elevated coagulation marker in nine patients with the disease. In a prospective study 24 patients (median age 84 years) were identified, of whom four were diagnosed at autopsy, despite an autopsy-rate of 10%. One-fourth were initially nursed in non-surgical wards. Length of the intestinal infarction was a predictor for death. An analysis of patients from the three studies showed that D-Dimer was elevated in all 16 tested patients with the disease.

    Sixty patients with acute SMA occlusion underwent intestinal revascularisation and were registered in the Swedish Vascular Registry (SWEDVASC). One-year survival-rate was 40%. Previous vascular surgery was a negative risk-factor.

    A population-based study was conducted in Malmö, based on an autopsy-rate of 87%. Among 270 patients with the disease, 2/3 were diagnosed only at autopsy and 1/2 were managed in non-surgical wards. The incidence was 8.6 per 100000 person years. The age-standardized incidence increased exponentially without gender differences. The diagnosis was the cause of death in 1.2% among octogenarians and beyond. Thrombotic occlusions were located proximally within the SMA and associated with extensive intestinal infarctions. Synchronous embolism, often multiple, occurred in 2/3 of the patients with embolic occlusions.

    Conclusions: A normal D-dimer at presentation most likely excludes the diagnosis. Acute SMA occlusion was more frequent than previously estimated from clinical series. The patients were often nursed in non-surgical wards.

    List of papers
    1. Preliminary study of D-dimer as a possible marker of acute bowel ischaemia
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Preliminary study of D-dimer as a possible marker of acute bowel ischaemia
    2001 In: Br J Surg, Vol. 88, p. 385 - 388Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-91561 (URN)
    Available from: 2004-04-14 Created: 2004-04-14Bibliographically approved
    2. D-dimer testing in patients with suspected acute thromboembolic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>D-dimer testing in patients with suspected acute thromboembolic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery
    2004 (English)In: British Journal of Surgery, ISSN 0007-1323, E-ISSN 1365-2168, Vol. 91, no 8, p. 991-994Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND:

    There is no accurate non-invasive method available for the diagnosis of acute thromboembolic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic properties of the fibrinolytic marker D-dimer.

    METHODS:

    From September 2000 to April 2003 consecutive patients aged over 50 years admitted to hospital with acute abdominal pain were studied. Patients with possible acute SMA occlusion at presentation had blood samples taken within 24 h of the onset of the pain for analysis of D-dimer, plasma fibrinogen, activated partial thromboplastin time, prothrombin time and antithrombin. The value of D-dimer testing to diagnose SMA occlusion was assessed by means of likelihood ratios.

    RESULTS:

    Nine of 101 patients included had acute SMA occlusion. The median D-dimer concentration was 1.6 (range 0.4-5.6) mg/l, which was higher than that in 25 patients with inflammatory disease (P = 0.007) or in 14 patients with intestinal obstruction (P = 0.005). The combination of a D-dimer level greater than 1.5 mg/l, atrial fibrillation and female sex resulted in a likelihood ratio for acute SMA occlusion of 17.5, whereas no patient with a D-dimer concentration of 0.3 mg/l or less had acute SMA occlusion.

    CONCLUSION:

    D-dimer testing may be useful for the exclusion of patients with suspected acute SMA occlusion.

    Keywords
    Abdominal Pain/*etiology, Aged, Aged; 80 and over, Female, Fibrin Fibrinogen Degradation Products/*analysis, Humans, Male, Mesenteric Artery; Superior, Mesenteric Vascular Occlusion/*diagnosis, Middle Aged, Sensitivity and Specificity, Thromboembolism/*diagnosis
    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-91562 (URN)10.1002/bjs.4645 (DOI)15286959 (PubMedID)
    Available from: 2004-04-14 Created: 2004-04-14 Last updated: 2017-12-14Bibliographically approved
    3. Acute thrombo-embolic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery: A prospective study in a well defined population
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Acute thrombo-embolic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery: A prospective study in a well defined population
    2003 In: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg, Vol. 26, p. 179-183Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-91563 (URN)
    Available from: 2004-04-14 Created: 2004-04-14Bibliographically approved
    4. Revascularization of the superior mesenteric artery after acute thromboembolic occlusion
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Revascularization of the superior mesenteric artery after acute thromboembolic occlusion
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    2002 In: Br J Surg, Vol. 89, p. 923-927Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-91564 (URN)
    Available from: 2004-04-14 Created: 2004-04-14Bibliographically approved
    5. Incidence of acute thrombo-embolic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery - a population-based study
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Incidence of acute thrombo-embolic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery - a population-based study
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    2004 In: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg, Vol. 27, p. 145 - 150Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-91565 (URN)
    Available from: 2004-04-14 Created: 2004-04-14Bibliographically approved
    6. Autopsy findings in 213 patients with fatal acute thrombo-embolic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Autopsy findings in 213 patients with fatal acute thrombo-embolic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery
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    (English)Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-91566 (URN)
    Available from: 2004-04-14 Created: 2004-04-14 Last updated: 2013-08-14Bibliographically approved
  • 7. Acosta, Stefan
    et al.
    Björck, Martin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Vascular Surgery.
    Petersson, Ulf
    Vacuum-assisted wound closure and mesh-mediated fascial traction for open abdomen therapy: a systematic review2017In: Anaesthesiology intensive therapy, ISSN 1731-2515, Vol. 49, no 2, p. 139-145Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper was to review the literature on vacuum-assisted wound closure and mesh-mediated fascial traction (VAWCM) in open abdomen therapy. It was designed as systematic review of observational studies.

    METHODS: A Pub Med, EMBASE and Cochrane search from 2007/01-2016/07 was performed combining the Medical Subject Headings "vacuum", "mesh-mediated fascial traction", "temporary abdominal closure", "delayed abdominal closure", "open abdomen", "abdominal compartment syndrome", "negative pressure wound therapy" or "vacuum assisted wound closure".

    RESULTS: Eleven original studies were found including patients numbering from 7 to 111. Six studies were prospective and five were retrospective. Nine studies were on mixed surgical (n = 9), vascular (n = 6) and trauma (n = 6) patients, while two were exclusively on vascular patients. The primary fascial closure rate per protocol varied from 80-100%. The time to closure of the open abdomen varied between 9-32 days. The entero-atmospheric fistula rate varied from 0-10.0%. The in-hospital survival rate varied from 57-100%. In the largest prospective study, the incisional hernia rate among survivors at 63 months of median follow-up was 54% (27/50), and 16 (33%) repairs out of 48 incisional hernias were performed throughout the study period. The study patients reported lower short form health survey (SF-36) scores than the mean reference population, mainly dependent on the prevalence of major co-morbidities. There was no difference in SF-36 scores or a modified ventral hernia pain questionnaire (VHPQ) at 5 years of follow up between those with versus those without incisional hernias.

    CONCLUSIONS: A high primary fascial closure rate can be achieved with the vacuum-assisted wound closure and meshmediated fascial traction technique in elderly, mainly non-trauma patients, in need of prolonged open abdomen therapy.

  • 8. Acosta, Stefan
    et al.
    Seternes, Arne
    Venermo, Maarit
    Vikatmaa, Leena
    Sörelius, Karl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Vascular Surgery.
    Wanhainen, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Vascular Surgery.
    Svensson, Mats
    Djavani, Khatereh
    Department of Surgery, Gävle Hospital, Gävle, Sweden.
    Björck, Martin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Vascular Surgery.
    Open Abdomen Therapy with Vacuum and Mesh Mediated Fascial Traction After Aortic Repair: an International Multicentre Study2017In: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, ISSN 1078-5884, E-ISSN 1532-2165, Vol. 54, no 6, p. 697-705Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OBJECTIVES:

    Open abdomen therapy may be necessary to prevent or treat abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). The aim of the study was to analyse the primary delayed fascial closure (PDFC) rate and complications after open abdomen therapy with vacuum and mesh mediated fascial traction (VACM) after aortic repair and to compare outcomes between those treated with open abdomen after primary versus secondary operation.

    METHODS:

    This was a retrospective cohort, multicentre study in Sweden, Finland, and Norway, including consecutive patients treated with open abdomen and VACM after aortic repair at six vascular centres in 2006-2015. The primary endpoint was PDFC rate.

    RESULTS:

    Among 191 patients, 155 were men. The median age was 71 years (IQR 66-76). Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA) occurred in 69.1%. Endovascular/hybrid and open repairs were performed in 49 and 142 patients, respectively. The indications for open abdomen were inability to close the abdomen (62%) at primary operation and ACS (80%) at secondary operation. Duration of open abdomen was 11 days (IQR 7-16) in 157 patients alive at open abdomen termination. The PDFC rate was 91.8%. Open abdomen initiated at primary (N=103), compared with secondary operation (N=88), was associated with less severe initial open abdomen status (p=.006), less intestinal ischaemia (p=.002), shorter duration of open abdomen (p=.007), and less renal replacement therapy (RRT, p<.001). In hospital mortality was 39.3%, and after entero-atmospheric fistula (N=9) was 88.9%. Seven developed graft infection within 6 months, 1 year mortality was 28.6%. Intestinal ischaemia (OR 3.71, 95% CI 1.55-8.91), RRT (OR 3.62, 95% CI 1.72-7.65), and age (OR 1.12, 95% CI 1.06-1.12), were independent factors associated with in hospital mortality, but not open abdomen initiated at primary versus secondary operation.

    CONCLUSIONS:

    VACM was associated with a high PDFC rate after prolonged open abdomen therapy following aortic repair. Patient outcomes seemed better when open abdomen was initiated at primary, compared with secondary operation but a selection effect is possible.

  • 9.
    Adalberth, Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences.
    Total knee arthroplasty: Alternative aspects on fixation, design and postoperative treatment2000Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Total knee arthroplasty as a treatment of severe gonarthrosis has become a great success, but tibial component loosening is still a major reason for failure. When total knee arthroplasty was introduced, only all-polyethylene (AP) tibial components were available. Based on mostly theoretical data, AP components were more or less abandoned during the 1980:ies in favor of metal-backed (MB) tibial components. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether insufficient fixation would result, using an all-polyethylene tibial component instead of a more costly metal-backed prosthesis. Further, to compare different antibiotic loaded bone cements, and to investigate whether post- operative drainage is beneficial in total knee arthroplasty. Radiostereometric analysis (RSA) was used to obtain accurate and standardized evaluations facilitating comparison between prosthetic designs.

    Magnitude and pattern of migration of a moderately conforming AP tibial component was analyzed in 22 patients. Migration was on par with a more conforming previously used frequently, AP component, indicating a favorable prognosis regarding future aseptic loosening. Another 34 arthroplasties with a flat on flat (non-conforming) articulating geometry were randomized to an AP or MB cemented tibial component. There were no differences in migration between the groups. None of the AP implants displayed any continuous migration between 1 and 2 years postoperative. In a similar randomized series of 38 arthroplasties with a semiconstrained articulation, fixation measured with RSA was not inferior for AP implants compared with MB. Both studies indicate a good long-term prognosis using an AP component. A new antibiotic loaded bone cement was prospectively randomized against a more commonly used bone cement in a series of 51 arthroplasties. Neither fixation of the tibial component nor the radiographic and clinical results differed between the cements, indicating a good prognosis for the new cement. Postoperative drainage of knee arthroplasty is widely used. 90 patients were prospectively randomized into three groups: no drain, ordinary drain system and a retransfusable drain system. Postoperative drainage in knee arthroplasty has no adverse clinical consequences but seems not to be necessary.

  • 10.
    Akerlund, Emma
    et al.
    Inst för Experimentell och Klinisk medicin, Linköping.
    Huss, Fredrik R M
    Inst för Experimentell och Klinisk medicin, Linköping.
    Sjöberg, Folke
    Inst för Experimentell och Klinisk medicin, Linköping.
    Burns in Sweden: an analysis of 24,538 cases during the period 1987-2004.2007In: Burns, ISSN 0305-4179, E-ISSN 1879-1409, Vol. 33, no 1, p. 31-6Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Burn care is always progressing, but there is little epidemiological information giving a clear picture of the current number of treated burns in Sweden. This study was conducted to provide an update of patients admitted to hospital with burns in Sweden. Data were obtained for all patients who were admitted to hospitals with a primary or secondary diagnosis of burns (ICD-9/10 codes) from 1 January 1987 to 31 December 2004; 24,538 patients were found. Most of the patients were male (69%), giving a male:female ratio of 2.23:1. Children in the age-group 0-4 years old predominated, and accounted for 27% of the study material. The median length of stay was 3 days. Throughout the period 740 patients (3%) died of their burns. Significant reductions in mortality, incidence, and length of stay were seen during the study, which correlates well with other studies. However, most of the reductions were in the younger age-groups. Men accounted for the improved mortality, as female mortality did not change significantly. We think that the improvement in results among patients admitted to hospital after burns is a combination of preventive measures, improved treatment protocols, and an expanding strategy by which burned patients are treated as outpatients.

  • 11.
    Albåge, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Thoracic Surgery.
    Postoperative chylothorax: a cause for concern2017In: Acta Neurochirurgica, ISSN 0001-6268, E-ISSN 0942-0940, Vol. 159, no 10, p. 2023-2024Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Albåge, Anders
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Thoracic Surgery.
    Sartipy, Ulrik
    Kenneback, Goran
    Johansson, Birgitta
    Schersten, Henrik
    Jidéus, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Thoracic Surgery.
    Long-Term Risk of Ischemic Stroke After the Cox-Maze III Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation2017In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, ISSN 0003-4975, E-ISSN 1552-6259, Vol. 104, no 2, p. 523-529Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background. The long-term risk of stroke after surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation is not well known. We performed an observational cohort study with long follow-up after the "cut-and-sew" Cox-maze III procedure (CM-III), including left atrial appendage excision. The aim was to analyze the incidence of stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA) and the association to preoperative CHA(2)DS(2)-VASc (age in years, sex, congestive heart failure history, hypertension history, stroke/TIA, thromboembolism history, vascular disease history, diabetes mellitus) score. Methods. Preoperative and perioperative data were collected in 526 CM-III patients operated in four centers 1994 to 2009, 412 men, mean age of 57.1 +/- 8.3 years. The incidence of any stroke/TIA was identified through analyses of the Swedish National Patient and Cause-ofDeath Registers and from review of individual patient records. The cumulative incidence of stroke/TIA and association with CHA(2)DS(2)-VASc score was estimated using methods accounting for the competing risk of death. Results. Mean follow-up was 10.1 years. There were 29 patients with any stroke/TIA, including 6 with intracerebral bleedings (2 fatal) and 4 with perioperative strokes (0.76%). The remaining 13 ischemic strokes and six TIAs occurred at a mean of 7.1 +/- 4.0 years postoperatively, with an incidence of 0.36% per year (19 events per 5,231 patient-years). In all CHA(2)DS(2)-VASc groups, observed ischemic stroke/TIA rate was lower than predicted. A higher risk of ischemic stroke/TIA was seen in patients with CHA(2)DS(2)-VASc score 2 or greater compared with score 0 or 1 (hazards ratio 2.15, 95% confidence interval: 0.87 to 5.32) but no difference by sex or stand-alone versus concomitant operation. No patient had ischemic stroke as cause of death. Conclusions. This multicenter study showed a low incidence of perioperative and long-term postoperative ischemic stroke/TIA after CM-III. Although general risk of ischemic stroke/TIA was reduced, patients with CHA(2)DS(2)-VASc score 2 or greater had a higher risk compared with score 0 or 1. Complete left atrial appendage excision may be an important reason for the low ischemic stroke rate. (C) 2017 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

  • 13.
    Anderberg, Leif
    et al.
    Lunds universitet.
    Aldskogius, Håkan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Neuroanatomy.
    Holtz, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Neurosurgery.
    Spinal cord injury: scientific challenges for the unknown future2007In: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, ISSN 0300-9734, E-ISSN 2000-1967, Vol. 112, no 3, p. 259-288Article, review/survey (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The history of spinal cord injuries starts with the ancient Egyptian medical papyrus known as the Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus. The papyrus, written about 2500 B. C. by the physician and architect of the Sakkara pyramids Imhotep, describes "crushed vertebra in his neck" as well as symptoms of neurological deterioration. An ailment not to be treated was the massage to the patients at that time. This fatalistic attitude remained until the end of World War II when the first rehabilitation centre focused on the rehabilitation of spinal cord injured patients was opened. Our knowledge of the pathophysiological processes, both the primary as well as the secondary, has increased tremendously. However, all this knowledge has only led to improved medical care but not to any therapeutic method to restore, even partially, the neurological function. Neuroprotection is defined as measures to counteract secondary injury mechanisms and/or limit the extent of damage caused by self-destructive cellular and tissue processes. The co-existence of several distinctly different injury mechanisms after trauma has provided opportunities to explore a large number of potentially neuroprotective agents in animal experiments such as methylprednisolone sodium succinate. The results of this research have been very discouraging and pharmacological neuroprotection for patients with spinal cord injury has fallen short of the expectations created by the extensive research and promising observations in animal experiments. The focus of research has now, instead, been transformed to the field of neural regeneration. This field includes the discovery of regenerating obstacles in the nerve cell and/or environmental factors but also various regeneration strategies such as bridging the gap at the site of injury as well as transplantation of foetal tissue and stem cells. The purpose of this review is to highlight selected experimental and clinical studies that form the basis for undertaking future challenges in the research field of spinal cord injury. We will focus our discussion on methods either preventing the consequences of secondary injury in the acute period ( neuroprotection) and/or various techniques of neural regeneration in the sub-acute and chronic phase and finally expose some thoughts about future avenues within this scientific field.

  • 14. Andersen, Lise Geisler
    et al.
    Ängquist, Lars
    Gamborg, Michael
    Byberg, Liisa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Bengtsson, Calle
    Canoy, Dexter
    Eriksson, Johan G.
    Eriksson, Marit
    Järvelin, Marjo-Riitta
    Lissner, Lauren
    Nilsen, Tom I.
    Osler, Merete
    Overvad, Kim
    Rasmussen, Finn
    Salonen, Minna K.
    Schack-Nielsen, Lene
    Tammelin, Tuija H.
    Tuomainen, Tomi-Pekka
    Sørensen, Thorkild I. A.
    Baker, Jennifer L.
    Birth weight in relation to leisure time physical activity in adolescence and adulthood: meta-analysis of results from 13 nordic cohorts2009In: PloS one, ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 4, no 12, p. e8192-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Prenatal life exposures, potentially manifested as altered birth size, may influence the later risk of major chronic diseases through direct biologic effects on disease processes, but also by modifying adult behaviors such as physical activity that may influence later disease risk. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We investigated the association between birth weight and leisure time physical activity (LTPA) in 43,482 adolescents and adults from 13 Nordic cohorts. Random effects meta-analyses were performed on categorical estimates from cohort-, age-, sex- and birth weight specific analyses. Birth weight showed a reverse U-shaped association with later LTPA; within the range of normal weight the association was negligible but weights below and above this range were associated with a lower probability of undertaking LTPA. Compared with the reference category (3.26-3.75 kg), the birth weight categories of 1.26-1.75, 1.76-2.25, 2.26-2.75, and 4.76-5.25 kg, had odds ratios of 0.67 (95% confidence interval: 0.47, 0.94), 0.72 (0.59, 0.88), 0.89 (0.79, 0.99), and 0.65 (0.50, 0.86), respectively. The shape and strength of the birth weight-LTPA association was virtually independent of sex, age, gestational age, educational level, concurrent body mass index, and smoking. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: The association between birth weight and undertaking LTPA is very weak within the normal birth weight range, but both low and high birth weights are associated with a lower probability of undertaking LTPA, which hence may be a mediator between prenatal influences and later disease risk.

  • 15.
    Andersson, Gerhard
    Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences.
    Clinical Aspects of Tinnitus- Course, Cognition, PET, and the Internet2000Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis was to develop novel ways to study tinnitus, to investigate the course of tinnitus, and to study the effects of cognitive-behaviour therapy on tinnitus related distress. Data from 377 tinnitus patients were collected.

    A group of 216 patients completed audiological measures and were assessed in a structured interview. The Klockhoff and Lindblom's grading system was used and its inter-rater reliability assessed in a subsample showing a high degree of correspondence. A discriminant analysis showed that a substantial proportion of patients could be correctly classified into grade II or III, by measures of pitch, minimal masking level of tinnitus, avoidance of situations because of tinnitus, and tolerance in relation to onset.

    Using tests developed in cognitive psychology, it was found that tinnitus patients had impaired performance. There was no evidence for an attentional bias towards tinnitus related words using a computerized emotional Stroop task, but masking sounds of an "on-and-off" character were more disruptive than constant masking when patients performed the digit-symbol test. It is suggested that tinnitus distress may be increased by the 'changing-state' character of the tinnitus signal, or alternatively by intermittent masking sounds.

    In a case-study a patient received an i.v. injection of lidocaine while Positron Emission Tomograpy was conducted. The brain activity associated with tinnitus included the left primary, secondary and integrative auditory brain areas, as well as right paralimbic areas related to negative feelings. The precuneus (Brodmann area 7) might be a brain area involved in the aversiveness associated with tinnitus.

    Using a tinnitus questionnaire as the dependent measure it was found that tinnitus maskability at admission predicted distress at follow-up for an average of five years following admission. Some improvement in tinnitus occurred over time, but this was more evident in patients who had received a cognitive-behavioural treatment program.

    The effect of an Internet based cognitive-behavioural self-help treatment program for tinnitus was investigated showing a high dropout rate, but with positive results in that the treated patients improved.

  • 16.
    Andersson, Yvette
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences.
    Sentinel Node in Clinical Practice: Implications for Breast Cancer Treatment and Prognosis2012Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The introduction of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) has conveyed several new issues, such as the risk of false negativity, long-term consequences, the prognostic significance of micrometastases and whether ALND can be omitted in sentinel lymph node- (SLN) positive patients.

    Archived SLN specimens from 50 false negative patients and 107 true negative controls were serially sectioned and stained with immunohistochemistry. The detection rate of previously unknown metastases did not differ between the false and the true negative patients. The risk of false negativity was higher in patients with multifocal or hormone receptor-negative tumours, or if only one SLN was found.

    In a Swedish multicentre cohort, 2216 SLN-negative patients in whom ALND was omitted were followed up for a median of 65 months. The isolated axillary recurrence rate was only 1.0%, and the overall survival was high (93%).

    The survival of 3369 breast cancer patients (2383 node-negative (pN0), 107 isolated tumour cells (pN0(i+), 123 micrometastases (pN1mi) and 756 macrometastases (pN1)) was analysed. The 5-year cause-specific and event-free survival was worse for pN1mi and pN1 patients than for pN0 patients. There was no difference in survival between pN0(i+) and pN0 patients.

    Tumour and SLN characteristics in 869 SLN-positive patients were compared between those with and without non-SLN metastases, and the Tenon score was calculated. The risk of non-SLN metastases was higher in case of SLN macrometastases (compared with micrometastases), a high positive/total SLN ratio and Elston grade 3 tumours, and increased with increasing tumour size. The area under the curve (AUC) for the Tenon score was 0.65, and the test thus performed inadequately in this population.

    In conclusion, despite the risk of false negativity, SLNB with omission of ALND in SLN-negative patients appears to be safe even in the long term. The presence of micrometastases is of prognostic importance and should entail adjuvant treatment. The need for ALND in patients with SLN micro- and even macrometastases has been questioned, but the occurrence of non-SLN metastases is hard to predict, and strong evidence for the safe omission of ALND is lacking.

    List of papers
    1. Serial sectioning of breast cancer sentinel nodes does not significantly improve false negativity rate
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Serial sectioning of breast cancer sentinel nodes does not significantly improve false negativity rate
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    (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Keywords
    breast cancer, sentinel node, false negativity, serial sectioning
    National Category
    Surgery
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-171038 (URN)
    Available from: 2012-03-15 Created: 2012-03-15 Last updated: 2012-08-01
    2. Axillary recurrence rate 5 years after negative sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Axillary recurrence rate 5 years after negative sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer
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    2012 (English)In: British Journal of Surgery, ISSN 0007-1323, E-ISSN 1365-2168, Vol. 99, no 2, p. 226-231Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy has replaced axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) as the standard axillary staging procedure in breast cancer. Follow-up studies in SLN-negative women treated without ALND report low rates of axillary recurrence, but most studies have short follow-up, and few are multicentre studies.

    METHODS: Between September 2000 and January 2004, patients who were SLN-negative and did not have ALND were included in a prospective cohort. Kaplan-Meier estimates were used to analyse the rates of axillary recurrence and survival. The risk of axillary recurrence was also compared in centres with high and low experience with the SLN biopsy (SLNB) technique.

    RESULTS: A total of 2195 patients with 2216 breast tumours were followed for a median of 65 months. Isolated axillary recurrence was diagnosed in 1·0 per cent of patients. The event-free 5-year survival rate was 88·8 per cent and the overall 5-year survival rate 93·1 per cent. There was no difference in recurrence rates between centres contributing fewer than 150 SLNB procedures to the cohort and centres contributing 150 or more procedures.

    CONCLUSION: This study confirmed the low risk of axillary recurrence 5 years after SLNB for breast cancer without ALND.

    National Category
    Surgery
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-171035 (URN)10.1002/bjs.7820 (DOI)000303148200012 ()22180063 (PubMedID)
    Available from: 2012-03-15 Created: 2012-03-15 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
    3. Breast Cancer Survival in Relation to the Metastatic Tumor Burden in Axillary Lymph Nodes
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Breast Cancer Survival in Relation to the Metastatic Tumor Burden in Axillary Lymph Nodes
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    2010 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Oncology, ISSN 0732-183X, E-ISSN 1527-7755, Vol. 28, no 17, p. 2868-2873Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic significance of lymph node micrometastases in patients with breast cancer. Patients and Methods Between September 2000 and January 2004, 3,369 patients with breast cancer were included in a prospective cohort. According to their lymph node status, they were classified in the following four groups: 2,383 were node negative, 107 had isolated tumor cells, 123 had micrometastases, and 756 had macrometastases. Median follow-up time was 52 months. Kaplan-Meier estimates and the multivariate Cox proportional hazard regression model were used to analyze survival. Results Five-year cause-specific and event-free survival rates were lower for patients with micrometastases (pN1mi) than for node-negative (pN0) patients (94.1% v 96.9% and 79.6% v 87.1%, respectively; P = .020 and P = .032, respectively). There was no significant survival difference between node-negative patients and those with isolated tumor cells. The overall survival of pN1mi and pN0 patients did not differ. Conclusion This study demonstrates a worse prognosis for patients with micrometastases than for node-negative patients.

    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-135559 (URN)10.1200/JCO.2009.24.5001 (DOI)000278548000010 ()
    Available from: 2010-12-14 Created: 2010-12-07 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
    4. Prediction of non-sentinel lymph node status in breast cancer patients with sentinel lymph node metastases: evaluation of the tenon score
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Prediction of non-sentinel lymph node status in breast cancer patients with sentinel lymph node metastases: evaluation of the tenon score
    2012 (English)In: Breast Cancer : Basic and Clinical Research, ISSN 1178-2234, E-ISSN 1178-2234, Vol. 6, p. 31-38Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    INTRODUCTION:

    Current guidelines recommend completion axillary lymph node dissection (cALND) in case of a sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastasis larger than 0.2 mm. However, in 50%-65% of these patients, the non-SLNs contain no further metastases and cALND provides no benefit. Several nomograms and scoring systems have been suggested to predict the risk of metastases in non-SLNs. We have evaluated the Tenon score.

    PATIENTS AND METHODS:

    In a retrospective review of the Swedish Sentinel Node Multicentre Cohort Study, risk factors for additional metastases were analysed in 869 SLN-positive patients who underwent cALND, using uni- and multivariate logistic regression models. A receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was drawn on the basis of the sensitivity and specificity of the Tenon score, and the area under the curve (AUC) was calculated.

    RESULTS:

    Non-SLN metastases were identified in 270/869 (31.1%) patients. Tumour size and grade, SLN status and ratio between number of positive SLNs and total number of SLNs were significantly associated with non-SLN status in multivariate analyses. The area under the curve for the Tenon score was 0.65 (95% CI 0.61-0.69). In 102 patients with a primary tumour <2 cm, Elston grade 1-2 and SLN metastases ≤2 mm, the risk of non SLN metastasis was less than 10%.

    CONCLUSION:

    The Tenon score performed inadequately in our material and we could, based on tumour and SLN characteristics, only define a very small group of patients in which negative non-sentinel nodes could be predicted.

    National Category
    Surgery
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-171037 (URN)10.4137/BCBCR.S8642 (DOI)22346360 (PubMedID)
    Available from: 2012-03-15 Created: 2012-03-15 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
  • 17.
    Andersson, Yvette
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Centre for Clinical Research, County of Västmanland. Vastmanland Cty Hosp, Dept Surg, S-72189 Vasteras, Sweden.
    Bergkvist, Leif
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Centre for Clinical Research, County of Västmanland. Vastmanland Cty Hosp, Dept Surg, S-72189 Vasteras, Sweden.
    Frisell, J.
    Karolinska Univ Hosp, Dept Breast & Endocrine Surg, Stockholm, Sweden;Karolinska Inst, Dept Mol Med & Surg, Stockholm, Sweden.
    de Boniface, J.
    Capio St Gorans Hosp, Dept Surg, Stockholm, Sweden;Karolinska Inst, Dept Mol Med & Surg, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Long-term breast cancer survival in relation to the metastatic tumor burden in axillary lymph nodes2018In: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, ISSN 0167-6806, E-ISSN 1573-7217, Vol. 171, no 2, p. 359-369Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The clinical significance of lymph node micrometastases and isolated tumor cells (ITCs) in breast cancer is still controversial. After a median follow-up of 52 months, a report from the Swedish Multicenter Cohort Study presented a worse cancer-specific and event-free survival for patients with micrometastases than node-negative individuals, but could not demonstrate a significant difference in overall survival (OS). Due to the tendency of breast cancer to relapse after more than 5-10 years, we now report the long-term survival of the cohort.

    Methods: Between September 2000 and January 2004, 3355 breast cancer patients were included in a prospective cohort. Sentinel lymph node biopsy was always performed. Patients were classified in four groups according to their overall nodal stage: node negative (N0, 2372), ITCs (113), micrometastases (123), and macrometastases (747). Kaplan-Meier survival estimates and Cox proportional hazard regression models were applied.

    Results: Median follow-up was 156 months. Ten-year cancer-specific survival and OS were significantly lower in case of micrometastases than in N0 (84.7 vs. 93.5%, p = 0.001, and 75.5 vs. 84.2%, p = 0.046, respectively). In case of macrometastases, corresponding survival rates were 82.8 and 74.3%. Only for those aged less than 50 years, cancer-specific survival and OS were significantly worse in case of ITCs than N0. Patients with micrometastases received less often chemotherapy than those with macrometastases (24.4 vs. 53.9%).

    Conclusions: Lymph node micrometastases in breast cancer have a prognostic significance. This study demonstrates a similar survival for patients with micrometastases and those with macrometastases, possibly due to systemic undertreatment.

  • 18. Andersson, Yvette
    et al.
    de Boniface, J
    Jönsson, P-E
    Ingvar, C
    Liljegren, G
    Bergkvist, Leif
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm , Centre for Clinical Research, County of Västmanland.
    Frisell, J
    Axillary recurrence rate 5 years after negative sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer2012In: British Journal of Surgery, ISSN 0007-1323, E-ISSN 1365-2168, Vol. 99, no 2, p. 226-231Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy has replaced axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) as the standard axillary staging procedure in breast cancer. Follow-up studies in SLN-negative women treated without ALND report low rates of axillary recurrence, but most studies have short follow-up, and few are multicentre studies.

    METHODS: Between September 2000 and January 2004, patients who were SLN-negative and did not have ALND were included in a prospective cohort. Kaplan-Meier estimates were used to analyse the rates of axillary recurrence and survival. The risk of axillary recurrence was also compared in centres with high and low experience with the SLN biopsy (SLNB) technique.

    RESULTS: A total of 2195 patients with 2216 breast tumours were followed for a median of 65 months. Isolated axillary recurrence was diagnosed in 1·0 per cent of patients. The event-free 5-year survival rate was 88·8 per cent and the overall 5-year survival rate 93·1 per cent. There was no difference in recurrence rates between centres contributing fewer than 150 SLNB procedures to the cohort and centres contributing 150 or more procedures.

    CONCLUSION: This study confirmed the low risk of axillary recurrence 5 years after SLNB for breast cancer without ALND.

  • 19. Andersson, Yvette
    et al.
    Frisell, J
    de Boniface, J
    Bergkvist, Leif
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Centre for Clinical Research, County of Västmanland.
    Prediction of non-sentinel lymph node status in breast cancer patients with sentinel lymph node metastases: evaluation of the tenon score2012In: Breast Cancer : Basic and Clinical Research, ISSN 1178-2234, E-ISSN 1178-2234, Vol. 6, p. 31-38Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    INTRODUCTION:

    Current guidelines recommend completion axillary lymph node dissection (cALND) in case of a sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastasis larger than 0.2 mm. However, in 50%-65% of these patients, the non-SLNs contain no further metastases and cALND provides no benefit. Several nomograms and scoring systems have been suggested to predict the risk of metastases in non-SLNs. We have evaluated the Tenon score.

    PATIENTS AND METHODS:

    In a retrospective review of the Swedish Sentinel Node Multicentre Cohort Study, risk factors for additional metastases were analysed in 869 SLN-positive patients who underwent cALND, using uni- and multivariate logistic regression models. A receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was drawn on the basis of the sensitivity and specificity of the Tenon score, and the area under the curve (AUC) was calculated.

    RESULTS:

    Non-SLN metastases were identified in 270/869 (31.1%) patients. Tumour size and grade, SLN status and ratio between number of positive SLNs and total number of SLNs were significantly associated with non-SLN status in multivariate analyses. The area under the curve for the Tenon score was 0.65 (95% CI 0.61-0.69). In 102 patients with a primary tumour <2 cm, Elston grade 1-2 and SLN metastases ≤2 mm, the risk of non SLN metastasis was less than 10%.

    CONCLUSION:

    The Tenon score performed inadequately in our material and we could, based on tumour and SLN characteristics, only define a very small group of patients in which negative non-sentinel nodes could be predicted.

  • 20.
    Andersson, Yvette
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences.
    Frisell, Jan
    Insititution of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet.
    Sylvan, Maria
    Department of Pathology, Karolinska University Hospital.
    de Boniface, Jana
    Insititution of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet.
    Bergkvist, Leif
    Centre for Clinical Research Uppsala University.
    Serial sectioning of breast cancer sentinel nodes does not significantly improve false negativity rateManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 21.
    Andréasson, Håkan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Colorectal Surgery.
    Pseudomyxoma Peritonei: Aspects of Natural History, Learning Curve, Treatment Outcome and Prognostic Factors2013Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare disease characterized by mucinous peritoneal metastasis (PM). Different loco-regional treatment strategies, i.e. debulking surgery and cytoreductive surgery (CRS) in combination with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), have changed the prognosis for these patients. CRS is an aggressive surgical procedure with a long learning curve. PMP exists in different types; how many depends on which classification is used.

    The aims of this thesis were to investigate the time-frame of PMP development from an isolated appendiceal neoplasm, examine the learning process for CRS, evaluate the differences in treatment outcome between debulking surgery and CRS in combination with HIPEC, to evaluate a more detailed PMP classification and to investigate particularly interesting new cysteine-histidine (PINCH) protein as a prognostic factor for PMP.

    Retrospectively 26 PMP patients were identified as having had an appendectomy with a neoplasm in the appendix but with no evidence of PM at the appendectomy. They were treated for PMP within a median of 13.1 months (3.8-95.3) after the appendectomy. No difference was seen between the types of PMP regarding the time to a clinically significant development of PMP and how much tumour was found at treatment. CRS is a highly invasive treatment and stabilization in the learning curve was seen after 220±10 procedures. Patients treated with CRS+HIPEC had a better 5-year overall survival (OS) than patients treated with debulking surgery, 74% vs. 40%. CRS increased the rate of complete cytoreduction from 25% in patients treated with debulking surgery to 72%. The new four-grade PMP classification showed very good inter-rater agreement between two independent pathologists and a difference in survival rates was observed between the different grades. A positive PINCH staining was recorded in 83% of the tumours and that was associated with poorer survival.

    List of papers
    1. The natural history of pseudomyxoma peritonei- the early phase
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>The natural history of pseudomyxoma peritonei- the early phase
    (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    National Category
    Surgery
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-197430 (URN)
    Available from: 2013-03-25 Created: 2013-03-25 Last updated: 2013-08-30
    2. Cytoreductive surgery in pseudomyxoma peritonei-aspects of the learning curve
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cytoreductive surgery in pseudomyxoma peritonei-aspects of the learning curve
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    2013 (English)In: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, ISSN 0748-7983, E-ISSN 1532-2157, Vol. 40, no 8, p. 930-936Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) plus perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy is a highly invasive treatment of peritoneal metastasis and requires many surgical procedures before mastering. The aim of this study was to estimate how many procedures are needed before stabilization can be seen in surgical outcome (R1 surgery, adverse events and bleeding) in patients with pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP). Patients and methods: All 128 patients with PMP who were treated with CRS alone or CRS plus perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy between 2003 and 2008 at the Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden, were included. The learning curve was calculated using the partial least square (PLS) and cumulative sum control chart (CUSUM) graph. Two groups were formed based on the results of the learning curve. The learning curve plateau was considered the same as the stabilization in the CUSUM graph. Group I consisted of patients included during the learning period (n = 73) and Group 11 of patients treated after the learning period ended (n = 55). Comparisons between the groups were made on surgical outcome, survival and adverse events. Results: Stabilization was seen after 220 +/- 10 procedures. A higher occurrence of R1 surgery was seen in Group H (80%) compared to Group I (48%; P = 0.0002). Overall survival increased at four years after surgery in Group H compared to Group I (80% vs. 63%; P = 0.02). Conclusion: CRS plus perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy is a highly demanding procedure that requires more than 200 procedures before optimisation in surgical outcome is seen.

    Keywords
    Cytoreductive surgery; Pseudomyxoma peritonei; Learning curve; Survival
    National Category
    Surgery
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-197433 (URN)10.1016/j.ejso.2014.03.001 (DOI)000339533700004 ()24656455 (PubMedID)
    Funder
    Swedish Cancer Society, 10-0561 CAN 2010/569
    Available from: 2013-04-08 Created: 2013-03-25 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
    3. Outcome differences between debulking surgery and cytoreductive surgery in patients with pseudomyxoma peritonei
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Outcome differences between debulking surgery and cytoreductive surgery in patients with pseudomyxoma peritonei
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    2012 (English)In: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, ISSN 0748-7983, E-ISSN 1532-2157, Vol. 38, no 10, p. 962-968Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND:

    The aim of this study was to compare debulking surgery and cytoreductive surgery (CRS) in patients with Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) regarding efficacy and safety.

    PATIENTS AND METHODS:

    Data were extracted from medical records and treatment outcomes were analyzed for all 152 patients with PMP who were scheduled for debulking surgery and intraperitoneal chemotherapy (IPC) or CRS and IPC at Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden, between September 1993 and December 2008.

    RESULTS:

    One hundred and ten patients (73%) were treated with CRS and IPC and 40 (27%) with debulking surgery and IPC. In two patients (1%), surgery was defined as open and close. Patients with CRS and IPC had a 74% 5-year overall survival (OS) rate compared with 40% for those treated with debulking surgery (P < 0.001). Patients with no residual macroscopic tumour (R1 resection) had a better 5-year OS rate of 94% compared with 28% for patients with macroscopic residual tumour (R2) (P < 0.001). Grades II-IV adverse events were seen in 29% of debulked patients and in 47% of CRS/IPC patients (P = 0.053).

    CONCLUSIONS:

    CRS and IPC seems more efficient than debulking surgery and IPC but with numerically higher morbidity. Therefore, if surgically possible, CRS should be the treatment of choice for PMP patients. However, debulking surgery may still be of benefit to selected patients for palliative purposes.

    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-181434 (URN)10.1016/j.ejso.2012.07.009 (DOI)000309787600012 ()22809859 (PubMedID)
    Available from: 2012-09-24 Created: 2012-09-24 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
    4. Histopathological Classification of Pseudomyxoma Peritonei and the Prognostic Importance of PINCH Protein
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Histopathological Classification of Pseudomyxoma Peritonei and the Prognostic Importance of PINCH Protein
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    2012 (English)In: Anticancer Research, ISSN 0250-7005, E-ISSN 1791-7530, Vol. 32, no 4, p. 1443-1448Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Aim:

    The aims of this study were i) to assess a new and more detailed histopathological classification and to analyze concordance between pathologists in the histopathological classification of pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP); ii) to analyze the expression in the stroma of the particularly interesting new cysteine-histidine (PINCH) protein and its prognostic importance in PMP.

    Materials and Methods:

    Surgical specimens from 81 patients, classified according to the Ronnett et al histopathological classification were compared to a new system with four groups ranging from indolent to aggressive growth patterns. PINCH protein expression was analyzed and was related to clinical variables.

    Results:

    The new four-group classification provided better prognostic information than the classification according to Ronnett et al. (p=0.04). Expression of the PINCH protein in the stroma was found in 83% of the cases and was associated with high tumor burden (p=0.002) and a poor prognosis (p=0.04).

    Conclusion:

    The proposed new PMP classification system may provide additional prognostic information. PINCH protein is expressed in PMP and has prognostic information.

    Keywords
    Pseudomyxoma peritonei, histopathology, PINCH, protein expression, cytokeratin 7, Ki-67
    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences Basic Medicine
    Research subject
    Pathology
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-173640 (URN)000302492600043 ()22493383 (PubMedID)
    Available from: 2012-05-09 Created: 2012-05-02 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
  • 22.
    Andréasson, Håkan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Colorectal Surgery.
    Lorant, Tomas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Transplantation Surgery.
    Påhlman, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Colorectal Surgery.
    Graf, Wilhelm
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Colorectal Surgery.
    Mahteme, Haile
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Colorectal Surgery.
    Cytoreductive surgery in pseudomyxoma peritonei-aspects of the learning curve2013In: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, ISSN 0748-7983, E-ISSN 1532-2157, Vol. 40, no 8, p. 930-936Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) plus perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy is a highly invasive treatment of peritoneal metastasis and requires many surgical procedures before mastering. The aim of this study was to estimate how many procedures are needed before stabilization can be seen in surgical outcome (R1 surgery, adverse events and bleeding) in patients with pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP). Patients and methods: All 128 patients with PMP who were treated with CRS alone or CRS plus perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy between 2003 and 2008 at the Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden, were included. The learning curve was calculated using the partial least square (PLS) and cumulative sum control chart (CUSUM) graph. Two groups were formed based on the results of the learning curve. The learning curve plateau was considered the same as the stabilization in the CUSUM graph. Group I consisted of patients included during the learning period (n = 73) and Group 11 of patients treated after the learning period ended (n = 55). Comparisons between the groups were made on surgical outcome, survival and adverse events. Results: Stabilization was seen after 220 +/- 10 procedures. A higher occurrence of R1 surgery was seen in Group H (80%) compared to Group I (48%; P = 0.0002). Overall survival increased at four years after surgery in Group H compared to Group I (80% vs. 63%; P = 0.02). Conclusion: CRS plus perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy is a highly demanding procedure that requires more than 200 procedures before optimisation in surgical outcome is seen.

  • 23.
    Andréasson, Håkan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Colorectal Surgery.
    Påhlman, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Colorectal Surgery.
    Mahteme, Haile
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Colorectal Surgery.
    The natural history of pseudomyxoma peritonei- the early phaseManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 24. Angeles Martinez-Maestre, Maria
    et al.
    Gambadauro, Pietro
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
    Gonzalez-Cejudo, Carmen
    Torrejon, Rafael
    Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy With and Without Robotic Assistance: A Prospective Controlled Study2014In: Surgical Innovation, ISSN 1553-3506, E-ISSN 1553-3514, Vol. 21, no 3, p. 250-255Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background. Hysterectomies are very common, and most of them are still performed abdominally. The minimally invasive alternatives are perceived as difficult by gynecologists. Robotic assistance is thought to facilitate laparoscopic surgery. The aim of this study was to compare the surgical outcomes of robotic-assisted and conventional total laparoscopic hysterectomy. Methods. Patients, candidate to hysterectomy for benign indications, were allocated to either robotic or conventional laparoscopy in a quasi-randomized fashion. Patients were operated following a standardized surgical protocol. Main outcome measures were total surgical time, conversions to laparotomy, blood loss, hospital stay, and complications. Results. Fifty-one patients underwent robotic hysterectomy (mean age = 46.59 years) and 54 conventional laparoscopy (mean age = 50.02 years). The groups were homogeneous in body mass index and uterine weight. Robotic-assisted hysterectomies were significantly shorter (154.63 +/- 36.57 vs 185.65 +/- 42.98 minutes in the control group; P =.0001). Patients in the robotic group also had a significantly smaller reduction in hemoglobin (9.69% +/- 8.88% vs 15.29% +/- 8.39% in controls; P =.0012) and hematocrit (10.56% +/- 8.3% vs 14.89% +/- 8.11%; P =.008). No intraoperative conversions to laparotomy were required. Complication rate was low and similar in both groups. All patients were fully recovered at 1-month follow-up outpatient visit. Conclusions. Significantly lower operative times and blood loss indicate that robotic assistance can facilitate surgery already during the learning curve period. Nevertheless, proficiency can be reached in conventional laparoscopy through training, and the cost-effectiveness of robotic hysterectomy for benign conditions is yet to be confirmed.

  • 25.
    Angsten, Gertrud
    Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences.
    Fat metabolism: A clinical and experimental study with special reference to newborns2002Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Lipid emulsion is an important constituent of total parenteral nutrition (TPN). In the investigations described in this thesis the effects of different lipid emulsions in neonates were studied.

    Twenty neonates in each of two studies, undergoing surgery for oesophago-gastrointestinal malformations, were assigned the day after the operation to receive TPN for 5 days, containing one of the two emulsions. In the first study 10 neonates received PFE 4501 containing gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and carnitine and 10 were given Intralipid®and served as controls. In the second study 10 received Vasolipid® and 10, the control group, Intralipid®. In both studies linoleic acid and α-linolenic acid increased in plasma lipid esters and adipose tissue in each group. Arachidonic acid decreased in the PFE 4501 group in spite of GLA supplementation. Plasma carnitine increased two-fold in the PFE 4501 group, but decreased in the groups receiving Vasolipid® or Intralipid®. Reference ranges for muscle carnitine concentrations in children 1 days to 14 years of age were determined for comparisons. The results showed that the carnitine concentration in skeletal muscle tissue was greatly dependent on the gestational age in newborns. Accumulation of carnitine in skeletal muscle tissue continued during the first year of life, after which the concentration remained essentially constant.

    There are several methods for determining carnitine concentrations in plasma and muscle, but in the PET camera measurements are made in vivo. The transfer of long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria, which relies on the carnitine-dependent transport system, was studied with PET, with labelling of the radioactive isotope carbon-11. Inhibition of carnitine palmitoyltransferase I by oxfenicine almost completely blocked the oxidative pathway of palmitic acid, while short carbon-chain fatty acids, which are independent of carnitine for their transport, were virtually unaffected. The fractional oxidative utilisation of long-chain fatty acids may thus be used as an index of the activity of the carnitine-dependent transport system.

  • 26.
    Angsten, Gertrud
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Paediatric Surgery.
    Danielson, Johan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Paediatric Surgery.
    Kassa, Ann-Marie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Paediatric Surgery.
    Lilja, Helene Engstrand
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Paediatric Surgery.
    Outcome of laparoscopic versus open gastrostomy in children2015In: Pediatric surgery international (Print), ISSN 0179-0358, E-ISSN 1437-9813, Vol. 31, no 11, p. 1067-1072Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Laparoscopic gastrostomy (LAPG) has gained popularity in children. The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of LAPG versus open gastrostomy (OG) in children with focus on complications, operative times and postoperative length of stay. Retrospective study of children who had gastrostomies inserted at our tertiary Pediatric Surgery Center from 2000 until 2013. The indications for a gastrostomy were an anticipated need for enteral support for at least 6 months. Totally 243 children were included in the study, 83 with LAPG and 160 with OG. We found a significant difference in postoperative length of stay, 3 days in the LAPG group versus 4 days in the OG group but no difference in a sub-group analysis from 2010 to 2013 when both techniques were used. There was no difference in median operative time or complications rates. Granuloma was the dominating complication in both groups. These two feeding-access techniques are comparable regarding complications, operative times and postoperative length of stay. The choice of surgical method should be individualized based on the patient's characteristics and the experience of the surgeon. The favorable results with LAPG in adults are not necessarily transferable to children since there are physiological and anatomical differences.

  • 27.
    Annerbo, Maria
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Hultin, Hella
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Stålberg, Peter
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Hellman, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Left-shifted relation between calcium and parathyroid hormone in Graves' Disease2014In: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, ISSN 0021-972X, E-ISSN 1945-7197, Vol. 99, no 2, p. 545-551Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background:

    Patients with Graves' disease (GD) have disturbances in calcium regulation with manifestations such as postoperative hypocalcemia. We have investigated the thyroid as well as the parathyroid function in detail.

    Material and Method:

    A series of patients undergoing total thyroidectomy for GD (n=56) or Multi Nodular Goitre (MNG, n=50) were scrutinized for postoperative hypocalcemia, need for calcium and/or vitamin D substitution. CiCa-clamp was used in 14 patients and 21 controls to quantify the secretion of PTH in relation to the ionized plasma calcium level. The setpoint, equal to the plasma ionized calcium concentration at which 50% of the maximal secretion of PTH is inhibited, as well as other CiCa-related parameters were calculated.

    Results:

    Hypocalcemia was present in 48% of GD and 41.2% of patients with MNG postoperatively. Patients with GD had lower calcium levels, 18% had S-Ca< 2.00 mmol/L compared to 4.0% in the MNG group, p=0.02. A higher degree of GD patients were given parenteral calcium-substitution during the hospital stay (3.6% vs 0 %) and oral calcium substitution at discharge (48% vs 10%), although they had normal vitamin D3 levels. The GD group showed a significantly left-shifted setpoint compared to the normal group on CiCa clamp, 1.16 mmol/l vs. 1.20 mmol/L (p<0.001), as well as an increased PTH release to hypocalcemic stimulus. GD patients also show an association between degree of subclinical toxicosis at time of surgery and risk for developing postoperative hypocalcemia.

    Conclusion:

    Patients with GD demonstrate dysregulation of the calcium homeostasis by several parameters. GD patients have lower postoperative S-calcium compared to patients with MNG, lower calcium/PTH setpoint and a significantly increased release of PTH to hypocalcemic stimulus compared to controls. The CiCa clamp response in GD patients with normal 25-OH-vitamin D3 levels mimics that of obese patients in which vitamin D insufficiency has been proposed as an underlying cause.

  • 28.
    Annerbo, Maria
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Stålberg, Peter
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Hellman, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Management of Grave's Disease Is Improved by Total Thyroidectomy2012In: World Journal of Surgery, ISSN 0364-2313, E-ISSN 1432-2323, Vol. 36, no 8, p. 1943-1946Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A retrospective analysis was performed on 267 consecutive patients with Graves' disease (GD). The principal aim of this study was to evaluate the risk for recurrence and complications when changing the surgical method from subtotal (ST) to total thyroidectomy (TT). Information from 267 consecutive patients operated on for GD between 2000 and 2006 was collected at Uppsala University Hospital (143) and Falun County Hospital (128). There were 229 women and 38 men. Four patients were operated on twice. A total of 40 STs and 229 TTs were performed. Results were compared to those of a previous cohort from the same hospital, with a majority of STs (157/176) performed from 1980 to 1992. The risk for relapse of GD was reduced from 20 to 3.3 % after the shift from ST to TT. In terms of surgical complications, 2.2 % demonstrated permanent vocal cord paralysis and 4.5 % had persistent hypocalcemia, not significant when compared to the previous cohort. In spite of TT, there were four recurrences, all due to remnant thyroid tissue high up at the hyoid bone. Changing the surgical method did not affect postoperative progression of dysthyroid ophthalmopathy (DO, 7.0 vs. 7.5 %). There were no differences in outcome with respect to which hospital the patients had their operation. Change from ST to TT dramatically reduced the risk for recurrence of GD without increasing the rate of complications. TT is not more effective than ST in hampering progression of DO as has been advocated by some. Careful surgical dissection up to the hyoid bone is necessary to avoid recurrence.

  • 29.
    Arakelian, Erebouni
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences.
    Operating Room Efficiency and Postoperative Recovery after Major Abdominal Surgery: The Surgical Team’s Efficiency and the Early Postoperative Recovery of Patients with Peritoneal Carcinomatosis2011Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In selected patients, surgical treatments such as cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) have enabled curative treatment options for previously incurable diseases, such as peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). The introduction of resource demanding surgery could affect the work process, efficiency, and productivity within a surgical department and factors influencing patient postoperative recovery processes may have an impact on the efficiency of patient care after major surgery.

    The aim of this thesis was to investigate operating room efficiency from the perspective of both staff and leaders’ in two different settings (Papers I and II) and the early postoperative recovery of patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (Papers III and IV).

    Interviews were held with 21 people in a county hospital and 11 members of the PC team in a university hospital, and a phenomenographic approach was used to analysis the data (Papers I and II). The patients’ postoperative recovery and pulmonary adverse events (AE) were determined from data retrieved from the electronic health records of 76 patients (Papers III and IV).

    The concept of efficiency was understood in different ways by staff members and their leaders (Paper I). However, when working in a team, the team members had both organisation-oriented and individual-oriented understanding of efficiency at work that focused on the patients and the quality of care (Paper II).

    The patients with PC regained gastrointestinal functions and could be mobilised during early postoperative recovery phase, although many patients suffered from psychological disturbances, sleep deprivation, and nausea (Paper III). Postoperative clinical and radiological pulmonary AE were common, but did not affect the early recovery process (Paper IV).

    In conclusion, leaders who are aware of the variation in understanding the concept of efficiency are better able to create the same platform for staff members by defining the concept of efficiency within the organisation. In a team organisation, the team members have a wider understanding of the concept of efficiency with more focus on the patients. The factors affecting postoperative recovery and pulmonary AE should be considered when designing individualised patient care plans in order to attain a more efficient recovery.

    List of papers
    1. Job satisfaction or production? How staff and leadership understand operating room efficiency: a qualitative study
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Job satisfaction or production? How staff and leadership understand operating room efficiency: a qualitative study
    2008 (English)In: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 52, no 10, p. 1423-1428Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: How to increase efficiency in operating departments has been widely studied. However, there is no overall definition of efficiency. Supervisors urging staff to work efficiently may meet strong reactions due to staff believing that demands for efficiency means just stress at work. Differences in how efficiency is understood may constitute an obstacle to supervisors' efforts to promote it. This study aimed to explore how staff and leadership understand operating room efficiency. METHODS: Twenty-one members of staff and supervisors in an operating department in a Swedish county hospital were interviewed. The analysis was performed with a phenomenographic approach that aims to discover the variations in how a phenomenon is understood by a group of people. RESULTS: Six categories were found in the understanding of operation room efficiency: (A) having the right qualifications; (B) enjoying work; (C) planning and having good control and overview; (D) each professional performing the correct tasks; (E) completing a work assignment; and (F) producing as much as possible per time unit. The most significant finding was that most of the nurses and assistant nurses understood efficiency as individual knowledge and experience emphasizing the importance of the work process, whereas the supervisors and physicians understood efficiency in terms of production per time unit or completing an assignment. CONCLUSIONS: The concept 'operating room efficiency' is understood in different ways by leadership and staff members. Supervisors who are aware of this variation will have better prerequisites for defining the concept and for creating a common platform towards becoming efficient.

    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-87825 (URN)10.1111/j.1399-6576.2008.01781.x (DOI)000260131000019 ()19025537 (PubMedID)
    Available from: 2009-01-14 Created: 2009-01-14 Last updated: 2017-12-14Bibliographically approved
    2. How operating room efficiency is understood in a surgical team: a qualitative study
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>How operating room efficiency is understood in a surgical team: a qualitative study
    2011 (English)In: International Journal for Quality in Health Care, ISSN 1353-4505, E-ISSN 1464-3677, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 100-106Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Objective. Building surgical teams is one attempt to ensure the health-care system becomes more efficient, but how is 'efficiency'understood or interpreted? The aim was to study how organized surgical team members and their leaders understood operating room efficiency.

    Design. Qualitative study.

    Settings. A 1100-bed Swedish university hospital.

    Participants. Eleven participants, nine team members from the same team and their two leaders were interviewed.

    Methods. The analysis was performed according to phenomenography, a research approach that aims to discover variationsin peoples' understanding of a henomenon.

    Results. Seven ways of understanding operating room efficiency were identified: doing one's best from one's prerequisites,enjoying work and adjusting it to the situation, interacting group performing parallel tasks, working with minimal resources to produce desired results, fast work with preserved quality, long-term effects for patient care and a relative concept. When talking about the quality and benefits of delivered care, most team members invoked the patient as the central focus. Despite seven ways of understanding efficiency between the team members, they described their team as efficient. The nurses and assistant nurses were involved in the production and discussed working in a timely manner more than the leaders.

    Conclusions. The seven ways of understanding operating room efficiency appear to represent both organization-oriented andindividual-oriented understanding of that concept in surgical teams. The patient is in focus and efficiency is understood as maintaining quality of care and measuring benefits of care for the patients.

    Keywords
    Leadership, quality management, qualitative methods, general methodology, teamwork, human resources
    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-138784 (URN)10.1093/intqhc/mzq063 (DOI)000286474000012 ()21098628 (PubMedID)
    Available from: 2010-12-20 Created: 2010-12-20 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
    3. Factors influencing early postoperative recovery after cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Factors influencing early postoperative recovery after cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy
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    2011 (English)In: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, ISSN 0748-7983, E-ISSN 1532-2157, Vol. 37, no 10, p. 897-903Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND:

    Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) can prolong survival in selected patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). However, there is little data on patients' recovery process after this complex treatment. This study aimed to describe the in-hospital postoperative recovery and factors related to the recovery of patients who undergo CRS and HIPEC.

    METHOD:

    A retrospective audit of the electronic health record (EHR) was undertaken for 76 PC patients (42 women, 34 men) treated primarily with CRS and HIPEC between 2005 and 2006 in Sweden.

    RESULTS:

    Oral intake, regaining bowel functions and mobilisation usually occurred between 7 and 11 days postoperatively. Patients experienced nausea for up to 13 days postoperatively. Forty-two patients were satisfied with their pain management, which usually took the form of epidural anaesthesia and which continued for about one week post-surgery. Sleep disturbance was observed in 51 patients and psychological problems in 49 patients during the first three postoperative weeks. Tumour burden, stoma formation, use of CPAP, primary diagnosis, and the length of stay in the ICU were factors related to an early recovery process.

    CONCLUSION:

    Drinking, eating, regaining bowel functions and mobilisation were re-established within 11 days of CRS and HIPEC. Tumour burden, stoma formation, use of CPAP, primary diagnosis and the length of stay in the ICU all had an impact on postoperative recovery, and should be discussed with the patients preoperatively and taken into consideration in designing an individualised patient care plan, in order to attain a more efficient recovery.

    National Category
    Surgery
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-159496 (URN)10.1016/j.ejso.2011.06.003 (DOI)000295894900010 ()21783337 (PubMedID)
    Available from: 2011-10-03 Created: 2011-10-03 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
    4. Pulmonary influences on early postoperative recovery in patients after cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy treatment
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pulmonary influences on early postoperative recovery in patients after cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy treatment
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    2011 (English)In: Anesthesia and Analgesia, ISSN 0003-2999, E-ISSN 1526-7598Article in journal (Other academic) Submitted
    National Category
    Surgery
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-159497 (URN)
    Available from: 2011-10-03 Created: 2011-10-03 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
  • 30.
    Arakelian, Erebouni
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Colorectal Surgery.
    Gunningberg, Lena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Sciences. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences.
    Larsson, Jan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Health Services Research.
    Norlén, Karin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care.
    Mahteme, Haile
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Colorectal Surgery.
    Factors influencing early postoperative recovery after cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy2011In: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, ISSN 0748-7983, E-ISSN 1532-2157, Vol. 37, no 10, p. 897-903Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND:

    Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) can prolong survival in selected patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). However, there is little data on patients' recovery process after this complex treatment. This study aimed to describe the in-hospital postoperative recovery and factors related to the recovery of patients who undergo CRS and HIPEC.

    METHOD:

    A retrospective audit of the electronic health record (EHR) was undertaken for 76 PC patients (42 women, 34 men) treated primarily with CRS and HIPEC between 2005 and 2006 in Sweden.

    RESULTS:

    Oral intake, regaining bowel functions and mobilisation usually occurred between 7 and 11 days postoperatively. Patients experienced nausea for up to 13 days postoperatively. Forty-two patients were satisfied with their pain management, which usually took the form of epidural anaesthesia and which continued for about one week post-surgery. Sleep disturbance was observed in 51 patients and psychological problems in 49 patients during the first three postoperative weeks. Tumour burden, stoma formation, use of CPAP, primary diagnosis, and the length of stay in the ICU were factors related to an early recovery process.

    CONCLUSION:

    Drinking, eating, regaining bowel functions and mobilisation were re-established within 11 days of CRS and HIPEC. Tumour burden, stoma formation, use of CPAP, primary diagnosis and the length of stay in the ICU all had an impact on postoperative recovery, and should be discussed with the patients preoperatively and taken into consideration in designing an individualised patient care plan, in order to attain a more efficient recovery.

  • 31.
    Arakelian, Erebouni
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Colorectal Surgery.
    Torkzad, Michael R.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Bergman, Antonina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Oncology and Radiation Science, Radiology.
    Rubertsson, Sten
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care.
    Mahteme, Haile
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Colorectal Surgery.
    Pulmonary influences on early postoperative recovery in patients after cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy treatment2011In: Anesthesia and Analgesia, ISSN 0003-2999, E-ISSN 1526-7598Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Ardern, Clare L.
    et al.
    Linkoping Univ, Div Physiotherapy, Linkoping, Sweden.;Aspetar Orthopaed & Sports Med Hosp, Doha, Qatar.;La Trobe Univ, Sch Allied Hlth, Melbourne, Vic, Australia..
    Österberg, Annika
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Centrum för klinisk forskning i Sörmland (CKFD). Linkoping Univ, Div Physiotherapy, Linkoping, Sweden..
    Sonesson, Sofi
    Linkoping Univ, Div Physiotherapy, Linkoping, Sweden..
    Gauffin, Håkan
    Linkoping Univ, Dept Orthopaed, Linkoping, Sweden..
    Webster, Kate E.
    La Trobe Univ, Sch Allied Hlth, Melbourne, Vic, Australia..
    Kvist, Joanna
    Linkoping Univ, Div Physiotherapy, Linkoping, Sweden..
    Satisfaction With Knee Function After Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Is Associated With Self-Efficacy, Quality of Life, and Returning to the Preinjury Physical Activity2016In: Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopy And Related, ISSN 0749-8063, E-ISSN 1526-3231, Vol. 32, no 8, p. 1631-+Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: To assess whether patient-reported outcomes (psychological factors, appraisals of knee function, and physical activity participation) were associated with satisfaction with knee function after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Methods: Participants who were aged 18 to 45 years and a minimum 12 months post primary ACL reconstruction completed a questionnaire battery evaluating knee self-efficacy, knee-related quality of life, self-reported function, and physical activity participation. Participants' responses to the question "If you were to spend the rest of your life with your knee just the way it has been in the last week, would you feel.... (7-point ordinal scale; 1 = happy, 7 = unhappy)" were categorized as satisfied, mostly satisfied, or dissatisfied and used as the primary outcome. Ordinal regression was used to examine associations between independent variables and the primary outcome. Results: A total of 177 participants were included at an average of 3 years after primary ACL reconstruction. At follow-up, 44% reported they would be satisfied, 28% mostly satisfied, and 28% dissatisfied with the outcome of ACL reconstruction. There were significant differences in psychological responses and appraisal of knee function between the 3 groups (P = .001), and significantly more people in the satisfied group had returned to their preinjury activity (58%) than in the mostly satisfied (28%) and dissatisfied (26%) groups (P = .001). Multivariable analysis demonstrated that the odds of being satisfied increased by a factor of 3 with higher self-efficacy, greater knee-related quality of life, and returning to the preinjury activity. Conclusions: People who had returned to their preinjury physical activity and who reported higher knee-related self-efficacy and quality of life were more likely to be satisfied with the outcome of ACL reconstruction.

  • 33.
    Aresdahl, Alexander
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Plastic Surgery.
    Lindell, Björn
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Plastic Surgery.
    Dukic, Milena
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Clinical and experimental pathology.
    Thor, Andreas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
    Congenital granular cell epulis: a case report2015In: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cases, ISSN 2214-5419, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 8-11Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Congenital granular cell epulis (CGCE) is an uncommon benign lesion found in newborns. It has predominance for females with an 8:1 ratio in relation to males and is exclusively encountered in the oral cavity. The most affected oral site is located around the canine/incisor region of the maxillary alveolar ridge, where the lesion arises from the soft tissue as a solitary pedunculated mass. CGCE's histogenesis remains obscure and controversial. We present a rare case of 2 separate CGCE lesions adjacent to each other measuring 23 × 18 × 10 and 15 × 10 mm, positioned facially on the right maxillary alveolar process. The patient, a 2-day-old female newborn, did not experience any serious difficulty regarding breathing or deglutition. Complete surgical excision was the treatment of choice in this case, and the procedure was performed under both general and local anesthesia. Histologic and immunohistochemical analysis confirmed the diagnosis of CGCE. The patient showed satisfactory postoperative healing and excellent health at both the 10-day recall appointment and the 6-month follow-up.

  • 34.
    Assadian, Farzaneh
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology.
    Sandström, Karl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery.
    Bondeson, Kåre
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Infection medicine.
    Laurell, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery.
    Lidian, Adnan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery.
    Svensson, Catharina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology.
    Akusjärvi, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology.
    Bergqvist, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.
    Punga, Tanel
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology.
    Distribution and Molecular Characterization of Human Adenovirus and Epstein-Barr Virus Infections in Tonsillar Lymphocytes Isolated from Patients Diagnosed with Tonsillar Diseases2016In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 11, no 5, article id e0154814Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Surgically removed palatine tonsils provide a conveniently accessible source of T and B lymphocytes to study the interplay between foreign pathogens and the host immune system. In this study we have characterised the distribution of human adenovirus (HAdV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) in purified tonsillar T and B cell-enriched fractions isolated from three patient age groups diagnosed with tonsillar hypertrophy and chronic/recurrent tonsillitis. HAdV DNA was detected in 93 out of 111 patients (84%), while EBV DNA was detected in 58 patients (52%). The most abundant adenovirus type was HAdV-5 (68%). None of the patients were positive for HCMV. Furthermore, 43 patients (39%) showed a co-infection of HAdV and EBV. The majority of young patients diagnosed with tonsillar hypertrophy were positive for HAdV, whereas all adult patients diagnosed with chronic/recurrent tonsillitis were positive for either HAdV or EBV. Most of the tonsils from patients diagnosed with either tonsillar hypertrophy or chronic/recurrent tonsillitis showed a higher HAdV DNA copy number in T compared to B cell-enriched fraction. Interestingly, in the majority of the tonsils from patients with chronic/recurrent tonsillitis HAdV DNA was detected in T cells only, whereas hypertrophic tonsils demonstrated HAdV DNA in both T and B cell-enriched fractions. In contrast, the majority of EBV positive tonsils revealed a preference for EBV DNA accumulation in the B cell-enriched fraction compared to T cell fraction irrespective of the patients' age.

  • 35.
    Atturo, Francesca
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery.
    Barbara, Maurizio
    Rask-Andersen, Helge
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery.
    On the Anatomy of the 'Hook' Region of the Human Cochlea and How It Relates to Cochlear Implantation2014In: Audiology & neuro-otology, ISSN 1420-3030, E-ISSN 1421-9700, Vol. 19, no 6, p. 378-385Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The optimal insertion route for an electrode array in hearing preservation cochlear implantation (CI) surgery is still tentative. Both cochleostomy (CO) and round window (RW) techniques are used today. In the present study we analyzed size variations and topographic anatomy of the 'hook' region of the human cochlea to better comprehend the Testo effects of various electric array insertion modes. Material and Methods: Size variations of the cochlear 'hook' region were assessed in 23 human, microdissected temporal bones by measuring the distances between the oval and round windows, also outlining the spiral ligament/spiral lamina. Influence of size variations on spiral ligament position and fundamentals for different surgical approaches were evaluated in a subset of 'small' and 'large' cochleae performing different types of CO. In addition, the relationship between the microdissected accessory canal housing the inferior cochlear vein and the RW was analyzed. Results: The lateral vestibular wall and the cochlear 'hook' displayed large anatomic variations that greatly influenced the size of the potential surgical area. Results showed that only very inferiorly located CO entered the scala tympani without causing trauma to the spiral ligament and spiral lamina. An inferior approach may challenge the inferior cochlear vein. Conclusion: Preoperative assessment of the distance between the round and oval windows may direct the surgeon before CI hearing- preservation surgery. CO techniques, especially in 'small' ears, may lead to frequent damage to the inner ear structures. In those cases with substantial residual hearing, CI surgery may be better performed through a RW approach.  

  • 36.
    Aulin, Cecilia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Materials Chemistry.
    Extracellular Matrix Based Materials for Tissue Engineering2010Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The extracellular matrix is (ECM) is a network of large, structural proteins and polysaccharides, important for cellular behavior, tissue development and maintenance. Present thesis describes work exploring ECM as scaffolds for tissue engineering by manipulating cells cultured in vitro or by influencing ECM expression in vivo. By culturing cells on polymer meshes under dynamic culture conditions, deposition of a complex ECM could be achieved, but with low yields. Since the major part of synthesized ECM diffused into the medium the rate limiting step of deposition was investigated. This quantitative analysis showed that the real rate limiting factor is the low proportion of new proteins which are deposited as functional ECM. It is suggested that cells are pre-embedded in for example collagen gels to increase the steric retention and hence functional deposition.

    The possibility to induce endogenous ECM formation and tissue regeneration by implantation of growth factors in a carrier material was investigated. Bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) is a growth factor known to be involved in growth and differentiation of bone and cartilage tissue. The BMP-2 processing and secretion was examined in two cell systems representing endochondral (chondrocytes) and intramembranous (mesenchymal stem cells) bone formation. It was discovered that chondrocytes are more efficient in producing BMP-2 compared to MSC. The role of the antagonist noggin was also investigated and was found to affect the stability of BMP-2 and modulate its effect. Finally, an injectable gel of the ECM component hyaluronan has been evaluated as delivery vehicle in cartilage regeneration. The hyaluronan hydrogel system showed promising results as a versatile biomaterial for cartilage regeneration, could easily be placed intraarticulary and can be used for both cell based and cell free therapies.

    List of papers
    1. Extracellular matrix-polymer hybrid materials produced in a pulsed-flow bioreactor system
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Extracellular matrix-polymer hybrid materials produced in a pulsed-flow bioreactor system
    2009 (English)In: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, ISSN 1932-6254, Vol. 3, no 3, p. 188-195Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Cell adhesion, interaction with material, cell proliferation and the production of an extracellular matrix (ECM) are all important factors determining the successful performance of an engineered scaffold. Scaffold design should aim at creating structures which can guide cells into forming new, functional tissue. In this study, the concept of in situ deposition of ECM by human dermal fibroblasts onto a compliant, knitted poly (ethyleneterephtalate) support is demonstrated, creating in vitro produced ECM polymer hybrid materials for tissue engineering. Comparison of cells cultured under static and dynamic conditions were examined, and the structure and morphology of the materials so formed were evaluated, along with the amount collagen deposited by the seeded cells. In vitro produced ECM polymer hybrid scaffolds could be created in this way, with the dynamic culture conditions increasing ECM deposition. Histological analysis indicated a homogenous distribution of cells in the 1 mm thick scaffold, surrounded by a matrix-like structure. ECM deposition was observed throughout the materials wigh 81.6 µg/cm2 of collagen deposited after 6 weeks. Cell produced bundles of ECM fibres bridged the polymer filaments and anchored cells to the support. These findings open hereto unknown possibilities of producing materials with structure designed by engineering together with biochemical composition given by cells.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2009
    Keywords
    extracellular matrix, scaffold, polymer support, fibroblasts, bioreactor, dynamic culture conditions
    National Category
    Chemical Sciences
    Research subject
    Inorganic Chemistry
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-106096 (URN)10.1002/term.152 (DOI)000265268400003 ()
    Available from: 2009-06-15 Created: 2009-06-15 Last updated: 2010-08-02Bibliographically approved
    2. Bulk collagen incorporation rates into knitted stiff fibre polymer in tissue-engineered scaffolds: the rate-limiting step
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bulk collagen incorporation rates into knitted stiff fibre polymer in tissue-engineered scaffolds: the rate-limiting step
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    2008 (English)In: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, ISSN 1932-6254, Vol. 2, no 8, p. 507-514Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Fabrication of tissue-engineered constructs in vitro relies on sufficient synthesis of extracellular matrix (ECM) by cells to form a material suitable for normal function in vivo. Collagen synthesis by human dermal fibroblasts grown in vitro on two polymers, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyglycolic acid (PGA), was measured by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Cells were either cultured in a dynamic environment, where meshes were loaded onto a pulsing tube in a bioreactor, or in a static environment without pulsing. Collagen synthesis by cells cultured on a static mesh increased by six-fold compared to monolayer culture, and increased by up to a further 5.4-fold in a pulsed bioreactor. However, little of the collagen synthesized was deposited onto the meshes, almost all being lost to the medium. The amount of collagen deposited onto meshes was highest when cells were cultured dynamically on PET meshes (17.6 µg), but deposition still represented only 1.4% of the total synthesized. Although total collagen synthesis was increased by the use of 3D culture and the introduction of pulsing, the results suggest that the limiting factor for fabrication of a tissue-engineered construct within practical timescales is not the amount of collagen synthesized but the quantity retained (i.e. deposited) within the construct during culture. This may be enhanced by systems which promote or assemble true 3D multi-layers of cells.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2008
    Keywords
    collagen synthesis, collagen deposition, tissue engineering, polyethylene terephthalate, 3D culture, bioreactors
    National Category
    Chemical Sciences
    Research subject
    Inorganic Chemistry
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-99347 (URN)10.1002/term.126 (DOI)000262272900007 ()
    Available from: 2009-03-12 Created: 2009-03-12 Last updated: 2010-08-04Bibliographically approved
    3. Comparative studies on BMP-2 processing and secretion in chondrocytes and mesenchymal cells and the effect of noggin
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Comparative studies on BMP-2 processing and secretion in chondrocytes and mesenchymal cells and the effect of noggin
    (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Keywords
    bone formation, BMP-2, noggin, chondrocytes, mesenchymal stem cells
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-110746 (URN)
    Available from: 2009-11-24 Created: 2009-11-24
    4. Evaluation of an injectable hyaluronan hydrogel for cartilage regeneration
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evaluation of an injectable hyaluronan hydrogel for cartilage regeneration
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    (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Keywords
    hyaluronan, chondrocytes, mesenchymal stem cells, cartilage, injectable, bone morphogenetic protein-2, rabbit model
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-110750 (URN)
    Available from: 2009-11-24 Created: 2009-11-24
  • 37.
    Axelsson, Bertil
    Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences.
    The incurable cancer patient at the end of life: Medical care utilization, quality of life and the additive analgesic effect of paracetamol in concurrent morphine therapy2001Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Only 12% of the patients died at home. When the period between diagnosis and death was less than one month, every patient died in an institution. Younger patients, married

    patients, and those living within the 40 km radius of the hospital utilized more hospital days. The "length of terminal hospitalisation" and the "proportion of days at home/ total inclusion days" seemed to be feasible outcome varibles when evaluating a palliative support service. The hospital-based palliative support service in this study defrayed its own costs due to a median saving of 10 hospital days/patient, compared with matched historical controls.

    A 19-item quality of life questionnaire (AQEL) was developed which evidenced good signs of reliability and validity. The item most closely correlated to global quality of life was the sense of meaningfulness. This was true for both patients and their spouses. Patients´ levels of pain and anxiety did not increase at the end of life. In this study we could not find convincing evidence for an additive analgesic effect of paracetamol in morphine therapy of pain in cancer patients.

  • 38. Azzena, B
    et al.
    Tocco-Tussardi, I
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Plastic Surgery.
    Pontini, A
    Presman, B
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Plastic Surgery.
    Huss, Fredrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Plastic Surgery.
    Late complications of high-voltage electrical injury might involve multiple systems and be related to current path2016In: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters, ISSN 1121-1539, E-ISSN 1592-9558, Vol. 29, no 3, p. 192-194Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    SUMMARY

    Delayed complications of electrical burns are mostly unexpected, and the link between the injury and the symptoms oftengoes unrecognized. A possible relation between source-ground sites and late clinical manifestations was recently emphasized. We report aunique case of combined intestinal-spinal delayed complications following a high-voltage electrical injury, a possible explanation being agreater current flow through the right hemisoma. The potential for late complications is an additional feature that physicians must considerin managing electrical injuries. Manifestations are variable and presentation is confounding, but current flow path can constitute a precioussource of information to predict complications in the late phase of management.

  • 39.
    Backlin, Carin
    Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences.
    Adrenocortical tumors: Diagnosis, growth regulation and treatment1999Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Monoclonal antibodies generated by immunization with human adrenocortical cells reacted with the normal adrenal cortex, adrenocortical adenomas and carcinomas, but failed to stain a variety of normal tissues, renal cell carcinoma, and pheocromocytomas. The antibodies can be used to improve histological diagnosis and characterization of human adrenal lesions, and possibly for scintigraphic detection.

    Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) influences cellular growth, differentiation and secretion. IGF-I and its receptor were demonstrated in normal adrenal cortex, cortical adenomas and carcinomas, with intense and abundant expression in many carcinomas. Tumors causing aldosterone excess were IGF-I receptor negative. Recombinant IGF-I dose-dependently stimulated proliferation in human adrenocortical cancer cells, with reversal of the effect by IGF-I receptor antibodies. IGF-I may be an important stimulus for cell proliferation in adrenocortical tumors lacking discernible aldosterone excess.

    Adrenal steroid converting enzymes were expressed in functioning and non-functioning adrenocortical adenomas. Cortical carcinomas had deficient enzyme expression, concurrent with abnormal urinary steroid profile and steroid hormone precursor excretion. Immunostaining for cortisol and sex steroids revealed variable expression, especially in the malignant lesions. Cortisol reactivity in aldosteronomas and non-functioning tumors indicates that the patients may be at risk to have suppressed adrenocortical function.

    Adrenocortical carcinomas are associated with multidrug resistance related to a cell membrane expressed phosphoglycoprotein (Pgp) mediating extrusion of cytostatic drugs. Adrenocortical carcinomas displayed variable Pgp-immunoreactivity but universal cytostatic drug insensitivity in a fluorescent microculture cytotoxic assay (FMCA), substantiating that mechanisms other than Pgp may mediate resistance to cytostatic drugs in these tumors.

    Fresh, non-cultured tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL cells) from two of three adrenocortical carcinomas showed significant lysis of autologous tumor cells. For one TIL cell preparation this activity was markedly enhanced by culture with interleukin-2. The TIL cells with cytolytic capacity mainly consisted of CD45RO+ T cells. Freshly isolated TIL cells strongly expressed TCR Vβ6 and Vβ8 genes, and in vitro cultured TIL lines demonstrated high percentage of CD8+ cells with these gene products. The results indicate possibilities to use transferred TIL cell lines in specific immunotherapy for adrenocortical carcinoma.

  • 40.
    Backman, Samuel
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Experimental Surgery.
    Maharjan, Rajani
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Falk Delgado, Alberto
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Plastic Surgery.
    Crona, Joakim
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Experimental Surgery.
    Cupisti, Kenko
    Marien Hosp, Dept Surg, Euskirchen, Germany..
    Stålberg, Peter
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Hellman, Per
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Endocrine Surgery.
    Björklund, Peyman
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Experimental Surgery.
    Global DNA Methylation Analysis Identifies Two Discrete clusters of Pheochromocytoma with Distinct Genomic and Genetic Alterations2017In: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 7, article id 44943Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGLs) are rare and frequently heritable neural-crest derived tumours arising from the adrenal medulla or extra-adrenal chromaffin cells respectively. The majority of PPGL tumours are benign and do not recur with distant metastases. However, a sizeable fraction of these tumours secrete vasoactive catecholamines into the circulation causing a variety of symptoms including hypertension, palpitations and diaphoresis. The genetic landscape of PPGL has been well characterized and more than a dozen genes have been described as recurrently mutated. Recent studies of DNA-methylation have revealed distinct clusters of PPGL that share DNA methylation patterns and driver mutations, as well as identified potential biomarkers for malignancy. However, these findings have not been adequately validated in independent cohorts. In this study we use an array-based genome-wide approach to study the methylome of 39 PPGL and 4 normal adrenal medullae. We identified two distinct clusters of tumours characterized by different methylation patterns and different driver mutations. Moreover, we identify genes that are differentially methylated between tumour subcategories, and between tumours and normal tissue.

  • 41.
    Baderkhan, Hassan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Vascular Surgery.
    Gonçalves, Frederico M. Bastos
    Erasmus Univ, Dept Vasc Surg, Med Ctr, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Hosp Santa Marta, Dept Angiol & Vasc Surg, Ctr Hosp Lisboa Cent, Lisbon, Portugal.
    Oliveira, Nelson Gomes
    Erasmus Univ, Dept Vasc Surg, Med Ctr, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Hosp Divino Espirito Santo Ponta Delgada, Dept Angiol & Vasc Surg, Azores, Portugal.
    Verhagen, Hence J. M.
    Erasmus Univ, Dept Vasc Surg, Med Ctr, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    Wanhainen, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Vascular Surgery.
    Björck, Martin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Vascular Surgery.
    Mani, Kevin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Vascular Surgery.
    Challenging Anatomy Predicts Mortality and Complications After Endovascular Treatment of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm2016In: Journal of Endovascular Therapy, ISSN 1526-6028, E-ISSN 1545-1550, Vol. 23, no 6, p. 919-927Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    PURPOSE: To analyze the effects of aortic anatomy and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) inside and outside the instructions for use (IFU) on outcomes in patients treated for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAA).

    METHODS: All 112 patients (mean age 73 years; 102 men) treated with standard EVAR for rAAA between 2000 and 2012 in 3 European centers were included in the retrospective analysis. Patients were grouped based on aortic anatomy and whether EVAR was performed inside or outside the IFU. Data on complications, secondary interventions, and mortality were extracted from the patient records. Cox regression analysis was performed to assess predictors of mortality and complications; results are presented as the hazard ratio (HR) with 95% confidence interval (CI). Survival was analyzed using the Kaplan-Meier method.

    RESULTS: Of the 112 patients examined, 61 (54%) were treated inside the IFU, 43 (38%) outside the IFU, and 8 patients lacked adequate preoperative computed tomography scans for determination. Median follow-up of those surviving 30 days was 2.5 years. Mortality at 30 days was 15% (95% CI 6% to 24%) inside the IFU vs 30% (95% CI 16% to 45%) outside (p=0.087). Three-year mortality estimates were 33.8% (95% CI 20.0% to 47.5%) inside the IFU vs 56% (95% CI 39.7% to 72.2%) outside (p=0.016). At 5 years, mortality was 48% (95% CI 30% to 66%) inside the IFU vs 74% (95% CI 54% to 93%) outside (p=0.015). Graft-related complications occurred in 6% (95% CI 0% to 13%) inside the IFU and 30% (95% CI 14% to 42%) outside (p=0.015). The rate of graft-related secondary interventions was 14% (95% CI 4% to 22%) inside the IFU vs 35% (95% CI 14% to 42%) outside (p=0.072). In the multivariate analysis, neck length <15 mm (HR 8.1, 95% CI 3.0 to 21.9, p<0.001) and angulation >60° (HR 3.1, 95% CI 1.0 to 9.3, p=0.045) were independent predictors of late graft-related complications. Aneurysm neck diameter >29 mm (HR 2.5, 95% CI 1.1 to 5.9, p=0.035) was an independent predictor of overall mortality.

    CONCLUSION: Long-term mortality and complications after rEVAR are associated with aneurysm anatomy. The role of adjunct endovascular techniques and the outcome of open repair in cases with challenging anatomy warrant further study.

  • 42.
    Baderkhan, Hassan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Vascular Surgery.
    Haller, O.
    Department of Radiology, Gävle Hospital, Gävle, Sweden.
    Wanhainen, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Vascular Surgery.
    Björck, Martin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Vascular Surgery.
    Mani, Kevin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Vascular Surgery.
    Follow-up after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair can be stratified based on first postoperative imaging2018In: British Journal of Surgery, ISSN 0007-1323, E-ISSN 1365-2168, Vol. 05, no 6, p. 709-718Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background

    Lifelong postoperative surveillance is recommended following endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Although the purpose is to prevent and/or identify complications early, it also results in increased cost and workload. This study was designed to examine whether it may be possible to identify patients at low risk of complications based on their first postoperative CT angiogram (CTA).

    Methods

    All patients undergoing EVAR in two Swedish centres between 2001 and 2012 were identified retrospectively and categorized based on the first postoperative CTA as at low risk (proximal and distal sealing zone at least 10 mm and no endoleak) or high risk (sealing zone less than 10 mm and/or presence of any endoleak) of complications.

    Results

    Some 326 patients (273 men) with a CTA performed less than 1 year after EVAR were included (low risk 212, 65·0 per cent; high risk 114, 35·0 per cent). There was no difference between the groups in terms of sex, age, co‐morbidities, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) diameter, preoperative AAA neck anatomy, stent‐graft type or duration of follow‐up (mean(s.d.) 4·8(3·2) years). Five‐year freedom from AAA‐related adverse events was 97·1 and 47·7 per cent in the low‐ and high‐risk groups respectively (P < 0·001). The corresponding freedom from AAA‐related reintervention was 96·2 and 54·1 per cent (P < 0·001). The method had a sensitivity of 88·3 per cent, specificity of 77·0 per cent and negative predictive value of 96·6 per cent to detect AAA‐related adverse events. The number of surveillance imaging per AAA‐related adverse event was 168 versus 11 for the low‐risk versus high‐risk group.

    Conclusion

    Two‐thirds of patients undergoing EVAR have an adequate seal and no endoleak on the first postoperative CTA, and a very low risk of AAA‐related events up to 5 years. Less vigilant follow‐up after EVAR may be considered for these patients.

  • 43. Bagger-Sjoback, Dan
    et al.
    Strömbäck, Karin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery.
    Hakizimana, Pierre
    Plue, Jan
    Larsson, Christina
    Hultcrantz, Malou
    Papatziamos, Georgios
    Smeds, Henrik
    Danckwardt-Lilliestrom, Niklas
    Department of Otolaryngology, Academic Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Hellstrom, Sten
    Johansson, Ann
    Tideholm, Bo
    Fridberger, Anders
    A Randomised, Double Blind Trial of N-Acetylcysteine for Hearing Protection during Stapes Surgery2015In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 10, no 3, article id e0115657Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background Otosclerosis is a disorder that impairs middle ear function, leading to conductive hearing loss. Surgical treatment results in large improvement of hearing at low sound frequencies, but high-frequency hearing often suffers. A likely reason for this is that inner ear sensory cells are damaged by surgical trauma and loud sounds generated during the operation. Animal studies have shown that antioxidants such as N-Acetylcysteine can protect the inner ear from noise, surgical trauma, and some ototoxic substances, but it is not known if this works in humans. This trial was performed to determine whether antioxidants improve surgical results at high frequencies. Methods We performed a randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled parallel group clinical trial at three Swedish university clinics. Using block-stratified randomization, 156 adult patients undergoing stapedotomy were assigned to intravenous N-Acetylcysteine (150 mg/kg body weight) or matching placebo (1:1 ratio), starting one hour before surgery. The primary outcome was the hearing threshold at 6 and 8 kHz; secondary outcomes included the severity of tinnitus and vertigo. Findings One year after surgery, high-frequency hearing had improved 2.7 +/- 3.8 dB in the placebo group (67 patients analysed) and 2.4 +/- 3.7 dB in the treated group (72 patients; means +/- 95% confidence interval, p = 0.54; linear mixed model). Surgery improved tinnitus, but there was no significant intergroup difference. Post-operative balance disturbance was common but improved during the first year, without significant difference between groups. Four patients receiving N-Acetylcysteine experienced mild side effects such as nausea and vomiting. Conclusions N-Acetylcysteine has no effect on hearing thresholds, tinnitus, or balance disturbance after stapedotomy.

  • 44. Bajammal, Sohail S.
    et al.
    Zlowodzki, Michael
    Lelwica, Amy
    Tornetta, Paul
    Einhorn, Thomas A.
    Buckley, Richard
    Leighton, Ross
    Russell, Thomas A.
    Larsson, Sune
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Orthopaedics.
    Bhandari, Mohit
    The use of calcium phosphate bone cement in fracture treatment: A meta-analysis of randomized trials2008In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American volume, ISSN 0021-9355, E-ISSN 1535-1386, Vol. 90, no 6, p. 1186-96Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Available options to fill fracture voids include autogenous bone, allograft bone, and synthetic bone materials. The objective of this meta-analysis was to determine whether the use of calcium phosphate bone cement improves clinical and radiographic outcomes and reduces fracture complications as compared with conventional treatment (with or without autogenous bone graft) for the treatment of fractures of the appendicular skeleton in adult patients. METHODS: Multiple databases, online registers of randomized controlled trials, and the proceedings of the meetings of major national orthopaedic associations were searched. Published and unpublished randomized controlled trials were included, and data on methodological quality, population, intervention, and outcomes were abstracted in duplicate. Data were pooled across studies, and relative risks for categorical outcomes and weighted mean differences for continuous outcomes, weighted according to study sample size, were calculated. Heterogeneity across studies was determined, and sensitivity analyses were conducted. RESULTS: We identified eleven published and three unpublished randomized controlled trials. Of the fourteen studies, six involved distal radial fractures, two involved femoral neck fractures, two involved intertrochanteric femoral fractures, two involved tibial plateau fractures, one involved calcaneal fractures, and one involved multiple types of metaphyseal fractures. All of the studies evaluated the use of calcium phosphate cement for the treatment of metaphyseal fractures occurring primarily through trabecular, cancellous bone. Autogenous bone graft was used in the control group in three studies, and no graft material was used in the remaining studies. Patients managed with calcium phosphate had a significantly lower prevalence of loss of fracture reduction in comparison with patients managed with autograft (relative risk reduction, 68%; 95% confidence interval, 29% to 86%) and had less pain at the fracture site in comparison with controls managed with no graft (relative risk reduction, 56%; 95% confidence interval, 14% to 77%). We were unable to compare pain at the bone-graft donor site between the studies because of methodological reasons. Three studies independently demonstrated improved functional outcomes when the use of calcium phosphate was compared with the use of no grafting material. CONCLUSIONS: The use of calcium phosphate bone cement for the treatment of fractures in adult patients is associated with a lower prevalence of pain at the fracture site in comparison with the rate in controls (patients managed with no graft material). Loss of fracture reduction is also decreased in comparison with that in patients managed with autogenous bone graft.

  • 45.
    Balaz, P.
    et al.
    Inst Clin & Expt Med, Vasc & Transplant Surg Dept, Prague, Czech Republic.;Charles Univ Prague, Fac Med 3, Fac Hosp Kralovske Vinohrady, Vasc Surg Unit,Dept Surg, Prague, Czech Republic..
    Wohlfahrt, P.
    St Annes Univ Hosp, Int Clin Res Ctr, Brno, Czech Republic.;Inst Clin & Expt Med, Dept Prevent Cardiol, Prague, Czech Republic.;Charles Univ Prague, Fac Med 1, Ctr Cardiovasc Prevent, Prague, Czech Republic.;Thomayer Hosp, Prague, Czech Republic..
    Rokosny, S.
    Inst Clin & Expt Med, Vasc & Transplant Surg Dept, Prague, Czech Republic..
    Maly, S.
    Inst Clin & Expt Med, Vasc & Transplant Surg Dept, Prague, Czech Republic..
    Björck, Martin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Vascular Surgery.
    Is It Worthwhile Treating Occluded Cold Stored Venous Allografts by Thrombolysis?2016In: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, ISSN 1078-5884, E-ISSN 1532-2165, Vol. 52, no 3, p. 370-376Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objectives: Thrombolysis has been reported to be suboptimal in occluded vein grafts and cryopreserved allografts, and there are no data on the efficacy of thrombolysis in occluded cold stored venous allografts. The aim was to evaluate early outcomes, secondary patency and limb salvage rates of thrombolysed cold stored venous allograft bypasses and to compare the outcomes with thrombolysis of autologous bypasses. Methods: This was a single center study of consecutive patients with acute and non-acute limb ischemia between September 1, 2000, and January 1, 2014, with occlusion of cold stored venous allografts, and between January 1, 2012, and January 1, 2014, with occlusion of autologous bypass who received intra-arterial thrombolytic therapy. Results: Sixty-one patients with occlusion of an infrainguinal bypass using a cold stored venous allograft (n = 35) or an autologous bypass (n = 26) underwent percutaneous intra-arterial thrombolytic therapy. The median duration of thrombolysis was 20 h (IQR 18-24) with no difference between the groups (p = .14). The median follow up was 18.5 months (IQR 11.0-52.0). Secondary patency rates of thrombolysed bypass at 6 and 12 months were 44 +/- 9% and 32 +/- 9% in patients with a venous allograft bypass and 46 +/- 10% and 22 +/- 8% with an autologous bypass, with no difference between groups (p = .40). Limb salvage rates at 1, 6, and 12 months after thrombolysis in the venous allograft group were 83 +/- 7%, 72 8% and 63 +/- 9%, and in the autologous group 91 +/- 6%, 76 +/- 9%, and 65 +/- 13%, with no difference between groups (p = .69). Conclusions: Long-term results of thrombolysis of venous allograft bypasses are similar to those of autologous bypasses. Occluded cold stored venous allograft can be successfully re-opened in most cases with a favorable effect on limb salvage.

  • 46.
    Bandstein, Marcus
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Schultes, Bernd
    eSwiss Med & Surg Ctr, Interdisciplinary Obes Ctr, St Gallen, Switzerland..
    Ernst, Barbara
    eSwiss Med & Surg Ctr, Interdisciplinary Obes Ctr, St Gallen, Switzerland..
    Thurnheer, Martin
    eSwiss Med & Surg Ctr, Interdisciplinary Obes Ctr, St Gallen, Switzerland..
    Schiöth, Helgi B.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    Benedict, Christian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Functional Pharmacology.
    The Role of FTO and Vitamin D for the Weight Loss Effect of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery in Obese Patients2015In: Obesity Surgery, ISSN 0960-8923, E-ISSN 1708-0428, Vol. 25, no 11, p. 2071-2077Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A recent study in children demonstrated that the rs9939609 single-nucleotide polymorphism in the fat mass and obesity (FTO) gene influences prospective weight gain, however, only in those who were vitamin D-deficient. If this might also be the case for Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), surgery-induced weight loss is however unknown. The objective of this study is to examine if the magnitude of RYGB surgery-induced weight loss after 2 years depends on patients' FTO rs9939609 genotype (i.e., TT, AT, and AA) and presurgery vitamin D status (< 50 nmol/L equals deficiency). Before and at 24 months after RYGB surgery, BMI was measured in 210 obese patients (mean BMI 45 kg/m(2), 72 % females). Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 levels were also repeatedly measured. Following surgery, vitamin D was supplemented. Possible weight loss differences between genotypes were tested with multiple linear regressions. The per-allele effect of each FTO A-allele on excessive BMI loss (EBMIL) was 3 % (P = 0.02). When split by baseline status, the EBMIL of vitamin D-deficient patients carrying AA exceeded that of vitamin D-deficient patients carrying TT by similar to 14 % (P = 0.03). No such genotypic differences were found in patients without presurgery vitamin D deficiency. Post-surgery serum levels of vitamin D did not differ between groups. Our data suggest that presurgery vitamin D levels influence the size of genotype effects of FTO rs9939609 on RYGB surgery-induced weight loss in obese patients.

  • 47. Barker, G. M.
    et al.
    Läckgren, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health.
    Stenberg, Arne
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health.
    Arnell, Kai
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health.
    Distal shunt obstruction in children with meningomyelocele after bladder perforation2006In: Journal of Urology, ISSN 0022-5347, E-ISSN 1527-3792, Vol. 176, no 4 Pt 2, p. 1726-1728Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    PURPOSE: We studied short-term complications and particularly the signs of shunt dysfunction after augmented bladder perforation in patients with myelomeningocele and ventriculoperitoneal shunts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In our series of bladder augmentations in 27 patients with myelomeningocele and a ventriculoperitoneal shunt in the last 10 years (1994 to 2004) we noted 4 who were 8 to 16 years old at our institute with bladder perforation 2 to 5 years after augmentation. Three patients received a colonic augmentation and 1 received an ileal augmentation. One patient underwent surgery for small bowel obstruction 2 years after the primary operation, when a hole in the augmented bladder was identified and oversewn. The other 3 bladder perforations occurred spontaneously or after failure to catheterize. An additional patient with spontaneous perforation underwent auto-augmentation elsewhere. RESULTS: After primary open abdominal surgery and enterocystoplasty there was no sign of shunt dysfunction in any patient. Bladder perforation and leakage of free urine into the abdominal cavity occurred in 4 of the 5 patients. In those patients severe symptoms of shunt dysfunction, including headache and high intracranial pressure, were noted 2 to 7 days after perforation. In patient 1 there was only urine leakage into a small cavity close to the bladder and no acute signs of post-perforation shunt dysfunction. In all cases the shunt was externalized for 1 to 6 weeks without further complications. CONCLUSIONS: In patients with myelodysplasia who have bladder perforation and free urine in the abdominal cavity the peritoneum is chemically inflamed by urine. Resorption of cerebral liquor may be disturbed, leading to shunt dysfunction and high intracranial pressure. Therefore, it is important for the urologist to recognize and evaluate postoperative signs and symptoms of increased intracerebral pressure in patients with bladder perforation. If found, early computerized tomography of the brain is recommended.

  • 48.
    Basma, Jaafar
    et al.
    St Vincents Infirm Med Ctr, Arkansas Neurosci Inst, Little Rock, AR 72205 USA..
    Latini, Francesco
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Neurosurgery. St Vincents Infirm Med Ctr, Arkansas Neurosci Inst, Little Rock, AR 72205 USA.;S Anna Univ Hosp, Dept Neurosci & Rehabil, Div Neurosurg, Ferrara, Italy..
    Ryttlefors, Mats
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Neurosurgery. St Vincents Infirm Med Ctr, Arkansas Neurosci Inst, Little Rock, AR 72205 USA..
    Abuelem, Tarek
    St Vincents Infirm Med Ctr, Arkansas Neurosci Inst, Little Rock, AR 72205 USA..
    Krisht, Ali Fadl
    St Vincents Infirm Med Ctr, Arkansas Neurosci Inst, Little Rock, AR 72205 USA..
    Minimizing Collateral Brain Injury Using a Protective Layer of Fibrin Glue: Technical Note2015In: World Neurosurgery, ISSN 1878-8750, E-ISSN 1878-8769, Vol. 84, no 6, p. 2030-2036Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical procedures expose the brain surface to a constant risk of collateral injury. We describe a technique where the brain surface is covered with a protective layer of fibrin glue and discuss its advantages. METHODS: A thin layer of fibrin glue was applied on the brain surface after its exposure in 34 patients who underwent different craniotomies for tumoral and vascular lesions. Data of 35 more patients who underwent standard microsurgical technique were collected as a control group. Cortical and pial injuries were evaluated using an intra-operative visual scale. Eventual abnormal signals at the early postoperative T2-weighted fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (T2FLAIR) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences were evaluated in oncological patients. RESULTS: Total pial injury was noted in 63% of cases where fibrin glue was not used. In cases where fibrin glue was applied, a significantly lower percentage of 26% (P < 0.01) had pial injuries. Only 9% had injuries in areas covered with fibrin glue (P < 0.0001). Early postoperative T2FLAIR MRI confirmed the differences of altered signal around the surgical field in the two populations. CONCLUSION: We propose beside an appropriate and careful microsurgical technique the possible use of fibrin glue as alternative, safe, and helpful protection during complex microsurgical dissections. Its intrinsic features allow the neurosurgeon to minimize the cortical manipulation preventing minor collateral brain injury.

  • 49. Basma, Jaafar
    et al.
    Ryttlefors, Mats
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Neurosurgery.
    Latini, Francesco
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Neurosurgery.
    Pravdenkova, Svetlana
    Krisht, Ali
    Mobilization of the Transcavernous Oculomotor Nerve During Basilar Aneurysm Surgery: Biomechanical Bases for Better Outcome2014In: Neurosurgery, ISSN 0148-396X, E-ISSN 1524-4040, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 106-114Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: The transcavernous approach adds a significant exposure advantage in basilar aneurysm surgery. However, one of its frequently reported side effects is postoperative oculomotor nerve palsy. OBJECTIVE: To present the technique of mobilizing the oculomotor nerve throughout its intracranial course and to analyze its consequences on the nerve tension and clinical outcome. METHODS: The oculomotor nerve is mobilized from its mesencephalic origin to the superior orbital fissure. Its degree of mobility, related to the imposed pulling force, was measured in 11 cadaveric nerves. Tension was mathematically deduced and compared before and after mobilizing of the cavernous segment. One hundred four patients treated for basilar aneurysms with the orbitozygomatic pretemporal transcavernous approach were followed up for a 1-year period and evaluated for postoperative oculomotor nerve palsy. RESULTS: Releasing the transcavernous segment compared to cisternal mobilization alone resulted in a significant increase in freedom of mobility from 4 to 7.9 mm (P < .001) and in a significant decrease in tension from 0.8 to 0.5 N (P = .006). Ninety-nine percent of aneurysms treated with this technique were amenable to neck clipping, and a total of 84% of patients had a good postoperative outcome (modified Rankin Scale score, 0-2). All patients showed direct postoperative palsy; however, 97% had a complete recovery by 9 months. Only 3 patients had a persistent diplopia on medial gaze, which was corrected with prism glasses. CONCLUSION: Mobilization of the transcavernous oculomotor nerve results in better maneuverability and less tension on the nerve, which lead to successful surgical treatment and favorable oculomotor outcome.

  • 50.
    Batista Borges, João
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care. Pulmonary Division, Cardio-Pulmonary Department, Heart Institute (InCor), University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
    Amato, Marcelo B P
    Pulmonary Division, Cardio-Pulmonary Department, Heart Institute (InCor), University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
    Hedenstierna, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Clinical Physiology.
    The Increasing Call for Protective Ventilation During Anesthesia2017In: JAMA Surgery, ISSN 2168-6254, E-ISSN 2168-6262, Vol. 152, no 9, p. 893-894Article in journal (Other academic)
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