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To obtain predictors of organ failure (OF), we studied markers of systemic inflammation [circulating levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), IL-8, soluble IL-2 receptor (sIL-2R), soluble E-selectin and C-reactive protein, and neutrophil and monocyte CD11b expression] and routine blood cell counts in 20 patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome and(More)
Systemic inflammation is common in patients with nephropathia epidemica (NE), a European form of hemorrhagic fever. Markers of inflammation were studied in a patient with NE with respiratory insufficiency (patient 1), 18 other patients with NE, and 13 patients with a viral infectious disease other than NE. Neutrophil and monocyte CD11b expression levels,(More)
Immune suppression plays an important role in the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis. Monocyte expression of HLA (human leucocyte antigen)-DR, a cellular marker of immune suppression, was determined in relation to the development of organ dysfunction in patients with acute pancreatitis. A total of 310 consecutive patients with acute pancreatitis, admitted(More)
BACKGROUND Soluble E-selectin (sE-selectin) is a marker of activation of vascular endothelium. OBJECTIVE To examine serum levels of sE-selectin in a cohort of 85 patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) followed up for five years. METHODS sE-selectin levels were assessed annually using an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and related to(More)
The key stakeholders of the Finnish engineering education collaborated during 2006-09 to reform the system of education, to face the challenges of the changing business environment and to create a national strategy for the Finnish engineering education. The work process was carried out using participatory work methods. Impacts of sustainable development(More)
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