Eero Gullichsen

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Bioactive glass (BAG)-S53P4 is an osteoconductive bone substitute with proven antibacterial and bone bonding properties. In a multicentre study 11 patients with verified chronic osteomyelitis in the lower extremity and the spine were treated with BAG-S53P4 as a bone substitute. The cavitary bone defect and the surrounding of a spinal implant were filled(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this prospective cohort study was to assess the incidence and characteristics of acute myocardial infarction in patients undergoing surgery for acute hip fracture. METHODS A consecutive cohort of patients (n = 200, 68 men) referred to acute surgical correction of hip fracture was studied. Troponin T (TnT) measurements and(More)
The clinical and radiological outcomes of bioactive glass (BAG)-S53P4 and autograft bone (AB) used as bone-graft substitutes in depressed tibial plateau fractures were evaluated in a prospective randomized 11-year follow-up study. All patients (n = 29) had sustained tibial plateau fractures with a joint-line depression of >3 mm. Fifteen patients (5 patients(More)
We analysed the outcome of 42 consecutive patients suffering from low back pain and segmental instability of the lumbar spine who underwent spondylodesis with transpedicular fixation. There were 29 (69%) females and 13 (31%) males with a mean age of 47 +/- 9 years (range 23 to 66 years). The presence of clinically verified instability was a basic(More)
Renal hemodynamics and oxygen metabolism were studied in eight adult beagle dogs during shock induced with an iv infusion of Escherichia coli endotoxin. Renal blood flow (RBF) and renal cortical PO2 decreased profoundly during the 15-min endotoxin infusion. RBF increased sharply immediately after cessation of infusion, but soon declined and remained(More)
To investigate central and pulmonary hemodynamics in a standardized normovolemic experimental muscle injury model, 8 anesthetized and mechanically ventilated test pigs were intracavally infused with 100 ml of autologous muscle extract over a period of 100 min; 8 control pigs received Ringer's solution. The cardiac index decreased 20% and the heart rate(More)
BACKGROUND Reamed intramedullary nailing of a long bone fracture is considered to be of crucial importance in the genesis of pulmonary disturbances. Use of unreamed nailing technique has been encouraged to avoid temporary deterioration in lung functions. METHODS Central hemodynamic changes were recorded in 20 healthy adults with a unilateral simple tibial(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of unreamed and reamed intramedullary nailing on the systemic production of prostacyclin and thromboxane A2 as assessed, respectively, by determinations of urinary 2,3-dinor-6-ketoprostaglandin F1alpha and 11-dehydrothromboxane B2 excretion. METHODS Ten otherwise healthy patients with closed and simple tibial shaft(More)
BACKGROUND It is known that posterior malleolar fracture is often associated with tibial diaphyseal fractures. However, in literature there are very few studies on tibial shaft fractures with respect to posterior malleolus fragment. We hypothesized that the incidence of posterior malleolar fracture is higher than in previous studies. METHODS A total of 74(More)
A prospective long-term follow-up study of bioactive glass (BAG)-S53P4 and autogenous bone (AB) used as bone graft substitutes for posterolateral spondylodesis in treatment of degenerative spondylolisthesis during 1996 to 1998 was conducted. The surgical procedure was a standardized instrumented posterolateral fusion that used USS/VAS. BAG was implanted on(More)