Fiia P Gäddnäs

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BACKGROUND Procollagen-derived propeptides reflect the rate of collagen synthesis and type I cross-linked collagen telopeptides (ICTP) collagen I degradation. We studied the collagen metabolism to find out if changes seen in acute respiratory distress syndrome patients are observed in patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF), and whether multiple organ(More)
INTRODUCTION The effect of sepsis on epidermal wound healing has not been previously studied. It was hypothesised that epidermal wound healing is disturbed in severe sepsis. METHODS Blister wounds were induced in 35 patients with severe sepsis and in 15 healthy controls. The healing of the wounds was followed up by measuring transepidermal water loss and(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Open abdomen is most often a consequence of damage control surgery, abdominal decompression or intra-abdominal infections. Ventral hernia after unsuccessful closure of open abdomen causes marked disability to the patient. Several methods for delayed fascial closure have been developed. Patients treated with continuous retention suture(More)
INTRODUCTION Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have various roles in inflammatory states. They seem to be able to modulate endothelial barriers and regulate the activity of chemokines and cytokines. The timely development of the levels during severe sepsis and thereafter have not been investigated. In addition it was of interest to study alterations of(More)
BACKGROUND The role of an episode of acute kidney injury (AKI) in long-term mortality among initial survivors of critical illness is controversial. We aimed to determine whether AKI is independently associated with decreased survival at 3 years among 30-day survivors of intensive care. RESULTS We included 2336 30-day survivors of intensive care enrolled(More)
INTRODUCTION Sepsis-related multiple organ dysfunction is a common cause of death in the intensive care unit. The effect of sepsis on markers of tissue repair is only partly understood. The aim of this study was to measure markers of collagen synthesis and degradation during sepsis and investigate the association with disease severity and outcome. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Skin is an essential barrier in maintaining a stable internal environment. Adequate regenerative capacity is crucial to overcome the homeostatic challenges caused by a septic insult. In sepsis, coagulation and inflammation are activated to restore homeostasis, but it is not known whether sepsis also alters tissue regeneration processes such as(More)