Erik Wickström

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All dairy processors depend on a continuous supply of high-quality bulk milk from milk producers to be able to distribute liquid milk and dairy products. Mastitis, inflammation of the bovine udder, is the most common disease in dairy cows, and leads to altered milk composition and impaired milk quality. The somatic cell count (SCC) is currently used as a(More)
The somatic cell count (SCC) in bovine bulk tank milk is presently used as an indicator of raw milk quality, reflecting the udder health status of the herd. During mastitis, SCC increases, mostly owing to an influx of polymorphonuclear leucocytes (PMN) from blood into milk, with a concomitant change in milk composition. Bulk tank milk samples were(More)
The main objective of this study was to investigate whether the α-lactalbumin (α-LA) content of bulk milk is related with some known inflammatory markers and milk quality traits. An additional objective was to study whether combining α-LA, haptoglobin (Hp), and serum amyloid A (SAA) in an acute phase index (API) could be useful as an alternative marker for(More)
Left ventricular aneurysm was surgically treated in 205 patients during the decade 1975-1984. The patients had had one to five myocardial infarctions, the latest days to years (mean 32 months) preoperatively and 92% were in NYHA functional class III or IV. The main indications for surgery were angina (47%), congestive heart failure (38%) and arrhythmia(More)
Nursing education in Sweden has undergone quite a few changes during the last decade. The aim has been to make nursing more holistic, individualised and health-oriented. Social competence, systematic problem solving and research have also been emphasised. These changes in nursing education have led to new demands on nurse teachers. Nurse teachers, directors(More)
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