Emil Karlsson

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BACKGROUND Obesity is an independent risk factor for morbidity and mortality from pandemic influenza H1N1. Influenza is a significant public health threat, killing an estimated 250,000-500,000 people worldwide each year. More than one in ten of the world's adult population is obese and more than two-thirds of the US adult population is overweight or obese.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The characteristics of levodopa dosing are not well described in the literature. The aims were to investigate the use of levodopa in a nationwide Swedish survey and to study the characteristics of low-dose and high-dose patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) in a university hospital. METHODS Patients with >or= 1 and >or= 2 purchases(More)
Human erythrocyte acetylcholinesterase (AChE) solubilized with Triton X-100 and obtained as a complex with micelles containing Triton and membrane phospholipids was incubated with immunoglobulins (Igs) from patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and from normal individuals. The temperature dependence of the AChE activity was determined. Biphasic(More)
The field of statistics is becoming increasingly more important as the amount of data in the world grows. This thesis studies the Growth Curve model in multivariate statistics which is a model that is not widely used. One difference compared with the linear model is that the Maximum Likelihood Estimators are more complicated. That makes it more difficult to(More)
The problem of estimating mean and covariances of a mul-tivariate normally distributed random vector has been studied in many forms. This paper focuses on the estimators proposed by Ohlson et al. (2011) for a banded covariance structure with m-dependence. We rewrite the estimator when m = 1, which makes it easier to analyze. This leads to an adjustment, and(More)
The problem of estimating mean and covariances of a multivariate normal distributed random vector has been studied in many forms. This thesis focuses on the estimators proposed in [15] for a banded covariance structure with m-dependence. It presents the previous results of the estimator and rewrites the estimator when m = 1, thus making it easier to(More)
Immunoglobulin (Ig)-mediated activity in plasma directed towards normal blood type matched red blood cells (RBC) inducing haemolysis in vitro has earlier been demonstrated to be a characteristic feature in ALS-patients. In this study, saliva of ALS-patients, normal and diseased controls was tested with the same in vitro test. An increased degree of(More)
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