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To evaluate the influence of the apolipoprotein E (ApoE) epsilon4 allele on the age at which Alzheimer-like lesions appear in the brain, we analyzed the degree of cerebral beta-amyloidosis and neurofibrillary tangle formation in the hippocampal formation and adjacent cortical areas 28, 27, and 36 of persons who had died between the ages of 50 and 93 years(More)
HLA-DR and MT1, MT2, MT3 genotypes have been investigated in 123 Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetic subjects and their families. Ninety-eight percent of probands possessed either DR3 (relative risk = 5.0), or DR4 (relative risk = 6.8) or both antigens (relative risk = 14.3), emphasizing the strong association of the disease with these two antigens. Almost(More)
The authors describe a clear cell chondrosarcoma of the larynx. The clear cell type is a rare variant of chondrosarcoma that only twice has been reported in this localization. The light-microscopic diagnosis of the actual case was confirmed by immunohistochemical results, in particular by positive staining for S-100 protein and collagen type II, and(More)
Retinal functions were studied in 7 patients with snowflake degeneration and correlated with fundus appearance. Despite the presence of vitreous turbidity, scotomatic glare sensitivity was slightly elevated in only one case. Retinal functions were affected more extensively in the late stages of the disease; however, abnormal retinal functions were also(More)
We studied the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in men aged 65 to 84 years in Finland. The study sample consisted of 763 men, the survivors of the Finnish cohort of the "Seven Countries Study" first examined in 1959. The participation rate in the present survey was 94%. Blood glucose, fasting and 2 h after a 75-g oral glucose load, was determined from(More)
Forty-one diabetic patients with symptomatic diabetic neuropathy were studied together with an equal number of matched diabetic subjects without neuropathy. The acetylator status was determined and HLA-A, B, C and DR antigens were investigated. Metabolic control was assessed by measurement of glycosylated haemoglobin and by the mean of multiple random(More)
The scanning of tumors and their metastasises today means an enrichment of diagnostic possibilities—especially in the head and neck area. So far various radiopharmaceuticals have been used for this examination but the results have only been good with a few of them. We habe marked the cytostatic drug Bleomycine with radioactive 57Co to get a high(More)