Gun Jörneskog

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OBJECTIVE The present study was undertaken to compare the predictive values of transcutaneous oxygen tension (TcPO2) and toe blood pressure (TBP) measurements for ulcer healing in patients with diabetes and chronic foot ulcers. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Investigated prospectively were 50 diabetic patients (37 men) with chronic foot ulcers. The age was(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate if diabetes negatively influences the skin microvascular reactivity in the toes of patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD). Twenty healthy subjects, 20 diabetic, and 20 non-diabetic patients with PVD participated. One foot in each subject was investigated. The patient groups were matched for age, sex,(More)
The relation between high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HPR), and the level of glucose intolerance and insulin resistance (IR) was studied in clopidogrel-treated patients with minor ischemic stroke or TIA. The cohort consisted of 66 patients, 11 of which had known type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). Platelet aggregation in whole blood (Multiplate™) and(More)
BACKGROUND The cause of diabetic foot ulcers is multifactorial, e.g., neuropathy and angiopathy, leading to functional disturbances in the macrocirculation and skin microcirculation. Adequate tissue oxygen tension is an essential factor in infection control and wound healing. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy, daily sessions of oxygen breathing at 2.5-bar(More)
INTRODUCTION The incidence of hyperthyroidism has been reported in various countries to be 23-93/100,000 inhabitants per year. This extended study has evaluated the incidence for ~40% of the Swedish population of 9 million inhabitants. Sweden is considered to be iodine sufficient country. METHODS All patients including children, who were newly diagnosed(More)
Nine patients with severe late diabetic complications were investigated 2 and 38 months after successful combined kidney and pancreas transplantation. Nine healthy subjects served as controls. Blood cell velocity in single capillaries was evaluated by videophotometric capillaroscopy, and total skin microcirculation of the same area by laser Doppler(More)
We have recently shown that the skin microcirculation of toes is significantly impaired in patients with diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, and this may be one major reason why these patients are highly susceptible to developing skin ulcers. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the skin microcirculation is impaired also in diabetic(More)
Using videophotometric capillaroscopy and laser Doppler fluxmetry, we have investigated skin microvascular reactivity in the fingers of 14 diabetic patients with severe, late complications 20 months after combined kidney and pancreas transplantation. The results were compared with those obtained in 20 diabetic patients awaiting pancreas transplantation and(More)
Skin capillary circulation is impaired during postocclusive reactive hyperaemia (PRH) in toes of diabetic patients independent of diabetes duration and macrocirculation. The aim of this study was to examine its relation to metabolic control. The skin microcirculation was investigated in 20 patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus: 10 patients with(More)
High plasma fibrinogen levels are associated with vascular complications in the general population. Fibrin, the structural element in a clot, is derived from fibrinogen by activation of thrombin. An abnormal fibrin gel structure has been demonstrated in patients with myocardial infarction and in diabetic patients during poor metabolic control. In the(More)