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High Plasma Level of Long Pentraxin 3 (PTX3) Is Associated with Fatal Disease in Bacteremic Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study
Introduction Long pentraxin 3 (PTX3) is an acute-phase protein secreted by various cells, including leukocytes and endothelial cells. Like C-reactive protein (CRP), it belongs to the pentraxin superfamily. Recent studies ...
Effects of a 55+ program on sickness absence in the food industry
(Tampere University Press, 2011)
Is the Prevalence of Overactive Bladder Overestimated? A Population-Based Study in Finland
Background In earlier studies, one in six adults had overactive bladder which may impair quality of life. However, earlier studies have either not been population-based or have suffered from methodological limitations. ...
Use of health care services and pharmaceutical agents in coeliac disease : a prospective nationwide study
Background Approximately 1% of the population suffer from coeliac disease. However, the disease is heavily underdiagnosed. Unexplained symptoms may lead to incremented medical consultations and productivity losses. The ...
Association of arterial blood pressure and CPR quality in a child using three different compression techniques, a case report
Abstract A 2-year-old boy found in cardiac arrest secondary to drowning received standard CPR for 35 minutes and was transported to a tertiary hospital for rewarming from hypothermia. Chest compressions in hospital ...
Effects of different serum conditions on osteogenic differentiation of human adipose stem cells in vitro.
Introduction Currently, human adipose stem cells (hASCs) are differentiated towards osteogenic lineages using culture medium supplemented with L-ascorbic acid 2-phosphate (AsA2-P), dexamethasone (Dex) and beta-glycerophosphate ...
Risk factors for intraoperative calcar fracture in cementless total hip arthroplasty
Background and purpose — Intraoperative periprosthetic femoral fracture is a known complication of cementless total hip arthroplasty (THA). We determined the incidence of—and risk factors for—intraoperative calcar fracture, ...
Exercise training does not improve myocardial diastolic tissue velocities in Type 2 diabetes
Background Myocardial diastolic tissue velocities are reduced already in newly onset Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). Poor disease control may lead to left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction and heart failure. The aim ...
Ohjaus verkossa - käyttäjälähtöisten verkkosivujen kehittäminen
(Tampere University Press, 2003)
Factors affecting revision rate of chronic rhinosinusitis