The mission of the Institute for Environment and Sustainability is to provide scientific-technical support to the European Union's Policies for the protection and sustainable development of the European and global environment. Legal Notice Neither the European Commission nor any person acting on behalf of the Commission is responsible for the use which… (More)
In a study of 404 women (simple random sample), 20-29 years of age, 201 (group A) applying for abortion and 203 (group B) continuing their pregnancies, the women were given a questionnaire and in addition were interviewed. The aim of the study was to evaluate the spontaneous personal motives of women for abortion at a time when age is not supposed to be a… (More)
In a study of 404 women (simple random sample) 20-29 years of age, 201 women (group A) applying for abortion and 203 women (group B) continuing their pregnancies were given a questionnaire and were also interviewed. The aim of the study was to describe women applying for repeat abortion and to compare them with women having their first abortion and with… (More)
BACKGROUND Serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP) was first described in 2003 as a method for lengthening and tapering of the bowel in short bowel syndrome. The aim of this multicentre study was to review the outcome of a Swedish cohort of children who underwent STEP. METHODS All children who had a STEP procedure at one of the four centres of paediatric… (More)
CONTEXT Severe acute pancreatitis is a common abdominal emergency; it is a potentially fulminant disease with no specific treatment. The incidence of severe acute pancreatitis is increasing, but the overall population mortality rate has remained unchanged as the case fatality rate has decreased over time. The hospital mortality rate of patients with severe… (More)
Cover: Virve Lilja 2004 " You and me " Yliopistopaino Helsinki 2004 2 Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.