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[Quackery and doctors' response to it].
[Health-related quality of life during a clinical behavior weight loss intervention therapy].
BMI decreased on average by 3.9 kg/m2 (p<...
[Shortened hospital stay for elective cesarean section after initiation of a fast-track program and midwifery home-care].
To audit whether hospital stay shortened without increasing readmissions after implementation of fast-track methodology for elective cesarean section and characterize what influences length of stay.
[Acute flank pain syndrome: a common presentation of acute renal failure in young men in Iceland].
The purpose of the study was to calculate the incidence of the acute flank pain syndrome in Iceland and to describe the case series. The hospital records of those who fulfilled the following criteria were studied: age 18-41 years, acute renal failure, and a visit to L...
[Injection medicines: historical notes on their use and development, with special reference to Icelandic conditions].
The first reliable syringes and hollow needles for the injections of drugs subcutaneously, intramuscularily and intravenously or for other injections came into use shortly after 1850. As far is known, morphine was the first drug to be injected subcutaneously, using a syringe and a hollow needle. Use...
[Acute abdominal pain caused by acute intermittent porphyria - case report and review of the literature]
We describe a case of acute intermittent porphyria in a woman who presented repeatedly with abdominal pain. Porphyrias are caused by decreased enzyme activity in the heme biosynthetic pathway leading to overproduction of heme precursors if demand increases. This can cause symptoms such as abdominal...
[Preventive cardiology in an era of evidence based medicine].
[Case of the month: facial subcutaneous emphysema].
[Public views on antidepressant treatment: lessons from a national survey].
The response rate was 47.3%. Nine in ten responders believed that regular exercise is an efficacious treatment for depression (92.6%) but supportive interviews came second (82.3%). Seven out of ten believed that antidepressants are efficacious and the same proportion was willing to use antidepressan...
[Allergy and skin infection after use of temporary henna tattoo--case report].
We describe a case of a 10 year old boy who developed an contact dermatitis to black henna tattoo. Sixteen days later he was brought to the emergency department because of an presumed superinfection by S. aureus. The infection was successfully treated with dicloxacillin and the allergic reaction wit...