H Erkkilä

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OBJECTIVE Frequency domain analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) is used to assess cardiovascular autonomic function. There are no prospective data on the sensitivity of its various components to glycemia or other diabetes-related risk factors compared with conventional tests and with other complications of diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In(More)
The optic neuritis of 21 children aged between four and 14 years generally was characterized by bilateral involvement (62 per cent) and papillitis (76 per cent). Often acute infections or vaccinations were preceding events. Frequently there was pleocytosis during the disease process, with production of IgG, oligoclonal and viral antibodies, which increased(More)
In 48 children with cerebral palsy the characteristics of the squint and amblyopia were analyzed, also with respect to the features of cerebral palsy and to birth weight. Strabismus of congenital esotropia type was found to be common, as was also exotropia of early onset. Spontaneous alternation or an accommodative component of the squint was present only(More)
A 14-year-old boy receiving post-operative cytotoxic chemotherapy for a testicular rhabdomyosarcoma developed a fatal encephalopathy associated with retinal changes 2 months after an episode of acute measles. Post-mortem histological examination showed intranuclear inclusion bodies in the neurons and glial cells, but inflammatory cell infiltrations were(More)
Three out of 15 patients with serpiginous choroiditis who have been followed up for 1 to 10 years (mean 4.9 years) developed subretinal neovascularisation in the macula. In one eye new vessels were treated with argon laser without attaining permanent obliteration, in the second eye the neovascular membrane was regarded as untreatable because it was under(More)
In 1923 Alkio described a sibship with 4 children showing macular dystrophy. In the literature this has been classed among the cone dystrophy group. However, Alkio's patients later became completely blind by the age of 50. According to the hospital records one of them showed marked destruction and pigment degeneration throughout the fundus. The daughter of(More)
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