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A five-year follow-up of 53 diabetic patients admitted for their first stroke in 1972--73 has been performed. They were compared with two groups of 53 non-diabetic patients each with cerebrovascular disease (CVD), one randomly selected and one matched with the diabetics for age, sex and diagnosis of CVD at discharge. All patients could be traced at(More)
12 patients with myelodysplastic syndromes were treated with recombinant human erythropoietin (r-epo). 5 patients had stable anemia, 78-92 g/l, and 7 were transfusion-dependent. In 11 patients, r-epo was given intravenously three times a week, with dose escalation after 4 and 8 wk if hemoglobin did not increase more than 15 g/l. The doses were 600, 1500 and(More)
PURPOSE The possibility that epoetin beta (EPO) could increase hemoglobin (B-Hb) levels and improve quality of life (QoL) in patients with advanced gastrointestinal cancers was investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred patients with gastric, pancreatic, biliary, or colorectal cancers and subnormal B-Hb levels were included in a randomized study to(More)
Subjective assessment of the short-term outcome and functional state at discharge was made shortly after admission in 200 consecutive patients with acute cerebrovascular disease (CVD) treated in a stroke unit. The assessments proved correct in 59% of the patients. The accuracy of the predictions was not significantly better in patients with a correct(More)
A series of 676 patients with acute myocardial infarction were evaluated with regard to initial serum potassium level, prior diuretic therapy and occurrence of cardiac dysrhythmias during their first 24 hours in a coronary care unit. Serious dysrhythmias (ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and asystole) were significantly more frequent in(More)
The clinical diagnosis of the type of acute cerebrovascular diseases is often considered unreliable, although this has not been validated prospectively in representative patients. The accuracy of bedside diagnostics was, therefore, tested in 206 patients consecutively admitted to the Stroke Unit of the Serafimerlasarettet in Stockholm. Bedside diagnosis(More)
During two years 450 patients with AMI have been treated in the CCU at Serafimerlasarettet. Serum potassium level was determined in 444 patients on admission. Hyperkalaemia was a rare finding associated with a bad state on admission and a poor prognosis. Hypokalaemia was recorded in 15% of the patients and was associated with previous diuretic treatment,(More)
The 5-year pattern of mortality among 475 immediate survivors of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) (mean age 65 years on entry) is described by a life-table technique. The risk of death was highest during the early part of the follow-up. After 3-4 years, the prognostic influence of the AMI seemed to be overshadowed by the age effect. Special attention was(More)
QTc intervals were measured retrospectively in 46.3 survivors of AMI with a mean age of 65 years. The measurement was made one at discharge from hospital. Patients with anterior infarcts had significantly longer QTc intervals than those with inferior or uncertain infact localization. A weak but significant correlation was found between S-GOT maximum and QTc(More)