Hans Kollberg

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This is an extended open study of oral prophylactic treatment with egg yolk antibodies against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Anti-Pseudomonas IgY, of 17 Swedish patients with cystic fibrosis. They have been on prophylactic IgY treatment for up to 12 years and altogether for 114 patient years. A group of 23 Danish CF patients served as control. There has been a(More)
Neonatal screening for cystic fibrosis (CF) reduces short-term morbidity but its long term effects remain to be demonstrated. The best available method is the assay of immunoreactive trypsin in dried blood spots, and specificity can be improved by adding direct or indirect genetic analysis. Pregnancies known to be at risk of CF can also be screened by(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) is present in exhaled air of humans. This NO is mostly produced in the upper airways, whereas basal NO excretion in the lower airways is low. Children with Kartagener's syndrome have an almost total lack of NO in nasally derived air, whereas adult asthmatics have increased NO in orally exhaled air. NO excretion was measured in the nasal(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common autosomal-recessive disease in the white population. Its main symptoms are: recurrent respiratory infections secondary to an abnormally thick bronchial mucous secretion, malnutrition caused by pancreatic insufficiency, and elevated sweat electrolytes. Progressive deterioration of lung functions is the most severe(More)
The elemental composition of fibroblasts from cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and from healthy controls was compared by means of electron probe X-ray micro-analysis. Significantly lower sodium levels (p < .01) and higher calcium levels (p < .02) were found in CF fibroblasts, indicating a disturbance of ion regulation in these cells. Treatment with(More)
Immunotherapy with specific antibodies is an alternative to antibiotics for the prevention of infections in humans and animals. We have used orally administered immunoglobulin Y (IgY) preparations, purified from eggs of hens immunized with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria, to prevent pulmonary P. aeruginosa infections in a group of patients with cystic(More)
Alkaline acid- and thermo-stable ribonuclease (RNAase) was assayed in whole mixed saliva from controls and from cystic fibrosis (CF) heterozygotes and homozygotes. There was a significant difference in salivary RNAase activity between control adults (n = 99) and CF heterozygotes (n = 77) (12.6 +/- 0.60 and 36.6 +/- 2.2 U/l, mean +/- SE respectively; p less(More)
A clinical study of the albumin content in meconium was performed on two categories of newborn infants: a screening series of 8,830 infants and a high-risk group for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) of 70 infants. A single radial immunodiffusion technique and test strips were used. Three CF infants were detected in the screening series (1:3,000) and 16 in the high-risk(More)
The measurement of erythrocyte protoporphyrin (EPP) has been used in screening infants for undue exposure to lead. The infants were from a high risk area, Al Jahra in Kuwait, and were selected from those attending the emergency department of Al Jahra District Hospital. Dried spots of blood on Guthrie filter paper were mailed to the Central Laboratory of the(More)