Einar Svendsen

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BACKGROUND The HELLP syndrome is a serious complication in pregnancy characterized by haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count occurring in 0.5 to 0.9% of all pregnancies and in 10-20% of cases with severe preeclampsia. The present review highlights occurrence, diagnosis, complications, surveillance, corticosteroid treatment, mode of(More)
Flameless as well as flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry were used for the analysis of six elements (calcium, iron, zinc, selenium, cadmium and mercury) in human organs (liver, kidney cortex and medulla, heart, pancreas and spleen) from 13 bodies from Bergen and 10 from the Faroe Islands. Samples were taken at autopsy and the organs selected were(More)
BACKGROUND Intimal hyperplasia is due to the migration and proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells after bypass surgery. Tyrosine kinases are involved in many signal transduction pathways including cell proliferation. This study examines the effects of local treatment with the tyrosine kinase inhibitor, tyrphostin AG-51, on the formation of intimal(More)
The metastatic behaviour of renal cell carcinoma has been studied in a series of 687 necropsies. The observations were consistent with the concept of “metastatic inefficiency”, in that in 295 cases, including 25 with renal vein invasion, there were no detectable metastases. In the present series, renal vein involvement was not an important prognostic factor(More)
Mortality statistics represent important endpoints in epidemiological studies. The diagnostic validity of cerebral stroke and ischemic heart disease recorded as the underlying cause of death in Norwegian mortality statistics was assessed by using mortality data of participants in the Bergen Clinical Blood Pressure Study in Norway and autopsy records from(More)
OBJECTIVE Earlier studies have shown that patients suffering from juvenile arthritis (JA) have reduced serum concentrations of antioxidants compared with healthy controls. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the lower serum concentration of antioxidants found in these patients could be explained by a low dietary intake. METHODS Serum from 14(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies in animals and human beings have shown that vein bypass grafts exhibit diminished endothelium-dependent relaxation and the development of intimal hyperplasia. This study examines the effect of L-arginine on experimental vein graft endothelial cell function and the development of intimal hyperplasia. METHODS Common carotid vein(More)
Hypercholesterolemia is an important contributor to the development of intimal hyperplasia and superimposed accelerated atherosclerosis in vein bypass grafts. This study examines the effect of dietary modification of serum cholesterol on the development of intimal hyperplasia and vasomotor function of vein grafts. Thirty male New Zealand White rabbits had a(More)
Hyperlipidemia contributes to the development of intimal hyperplasia and subsequent accelerated atherosclerosis in vein bypass grafts. This study examines the effect of dietary supplementation with L-arginine on the development of intimal hyperplasia and the vasomotor function of vein grafts in hypercholesterolemic animals. Thirty male New Zealand White(More)
PURPOSE Hemodynamic alterations have been implicated as major stimuli for the development of intimal hyperplasia in vein grafts that are implanted in the arterial circulation. Tyrosine kinase is known to mediate cell signaling. However, its role with in vivo mechanotransduction is not yet well defined. We used a novel bioprosthetic collagen tube to provide(More)