Elisabeth Ronne Engström

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After severe trauma or disease glutamine (GLN) is mobilised from all muscles, including the heart and smooth muscles. The result is weakness and fatigue which affects recovery. The breakdown of muscle tissue can be counteracted by external GLN supply. There are concerns, however, that increasing the blood glutamine (Blood-GLN) concentration in patients with(More)
An iron induced model of posttraumatic chronic focal epilepsy in rats was studied with respect to extracellular amino acids, electrophysiology, and morphology, approx. 6 months after intracortical injection of ferrous chloride. Twenty-six of the twenty-eight (93%) rats developed spontaneous epileptiform EEG-activity and electrical cortical stimulation done(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies of spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) have shown that global cerebral edema on the first computed tomography scan is associated with a more severe initial injury and is an independent predictor of poor outcome. Effects of secondary ischemic events also influence outcome after SAH. OBJECTIVE This study demonstrates that(More)
OBJECTIVE An adequate response of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is important for survival and recovery after a severe disease. The hypothalamus and the pituitary glands are at risk of damage after subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). A better understanding of the hormonal changes would be valuable for optimising care in the acute phase of SAH. (More)
INTRODUCTION In patients with severe illness, such as aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a physiologic stress response is triggered. This includes activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the sympathetic nervous system. The aim of this study was to investigate the very early responses of these systems. METHODS A porcine(More)
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