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The aim of this study was to examine whether an increase in the serum concentrations of the two brain enzymes creatine kinase BB (CK-BB) and neuron specific enolase (NSE) can be demonstrated in patients with acute head injury and whether such an increase reflects release from damaged brain tissue. In 60 patients who had suffered minor to severe head injury,(More)
The elevated serum alpha fetoprotein (AFP) concentration in ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T) patients has been known for decades, but the individual variation of AFP levels over time has not been studied. We have followed 12 patients (five girls and seven boys) for 1-12 years (mean 5.5 years) measuring in each patient AFP 2-8 (mean 4) times. Serum AFP levels(More)
Little information exists on the concentrations of recent antidepressants and their metabolites in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Using a stereoselective method, we measured plasma and CSF levels of mirtazapine (MIR), N-demethylmirtazapine and 8-OH-MIR in 3 depressed patients treated with racemic MIR (45 mg/day) for 4 weeks. S-(+)-MIR is considered to be the(More)
Four different genes were identified by immunoscreening of a cDNA expression library from the human prostate cancer cell line DU145 with allogeneic sera from four prostate cancer patients. A cDNA encoding the nucleolar protein No55 was further analysed and shown to be expressed at the mRNA level in several normal tissues, including ovaries, pancreas and(More)
Twenty-seven of 152 patients (18%) with progressing hormone resistant prostate cancer had normal serum levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA less than or equal to 10 micrograms l-1), when referred for secondary treatment. PSA was significantly correlated with the extent of skeletal metastases (R: 0.35) and the levels of hemoglobin (R: -0.19) and serum(More)
The clinical significance of neuron-specific enolase (NSE) as a tumour marker was evaluated in 54 patients with seminoma. Before orchiectomy NSE was elevated in six out of 21 patients with stage I seminoma and 11 out of 16 patients with metastases. After orchiectomy NSE normalised in all evaluated stage I cases, but was still elevated in six out of 12(More)
Twenty-four assessable patients with hormone-resistant prostate cancer (HRPC) were to receive daily doses of oral estramustine phosphate (EMP), 10 mg kg(-1), and intravenous epirubicin (EPR) infusions, 100 mg m(-2), every third week up to a cumulative dose of 500 mg m(-2). Biochemical response [> or = 50% reduction in pretreatment serum prostate-specific(More)
Hematological and biochemical parameters were evaluated in 31 patients receiving 150 MBq 89Strontium (89Sr) intravenously due to painful skeletal metastases from hormone resistant prostate cancer. Two and 3 months after the injection prostate specific antigen (PSA) had increased by a median of 36% and 100%, respectively, as compared to the pretreatment(More)
Hematological and biochemical parameters were evaluated in 31 patients receiving 150 MBq 89Strontium (89Sr) intravenously due to painful skeletal metastases from hormone resistant prostate cancer. Two and 3 months after the injection prostate specific antigen (PSA) had increased by a median of 36% and 100%, respectively, as compared to the pretreatment(More)
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