The research focus on pain physiology and management, fluid management, minimal invasive surgery, surgical care principles, rehabilitation and organisational aspects has documented the concept to lead to major reduction in postoperative hospitalisation, medical complications and convalescence across surgical procedures. The results have had a major impact on surgical care all over the world, and representing a unique combination of improved quality with concomitant reduction of costs. Current research focuses on each of the components in order to achieve the ultimate goal: “The pain and risk free operation”.
A second focus has been on “Persistent postsurgical pain”, where research is based on nationwide studies in hernia, breast and pulmonary surgery to outline the pathogenesis and strategies for prevention and treatment, again with major international impact. Current research focuses on the relative role of pre-, intra- and postoperative risk factors thereby providing a rational basis for prevention and therapy.
Finally, the unit serves the scientific management and secretariat of the Center for Fast-track Hip and Knee replacement. https://fast-track.health, www.fthk.dk
The unit’s function is characterised to be multidisciplinary, multicenter and multinational and to implement clinical research into clinical practice.
An updated list with the scientific publications since 2010 can be found on the website of the Capital Region of Denmark
▼Defended ph.d. theses since 2010
▼Defended doctoral theses since 2010
Unit of Perioperative Nursing
Surgical Pathophysiology Unit is associated with the Unit of Perioperative Nursing.
This section is working with the development of the surgical nursing as a part of the fast-track surgery.