Ilkka Torstila

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A randomized double-blind study was made in 67 modestly hypercholesterolemic subjects by replacing 50 g of daily dietary fat by the same amount of a rapeseed oil preparation without and with fat-soluble sitostanol esters. The diet became relatively rich in dietary fat (37%) especially in subjects with a low basal calorie intake. The esters were prepared by(More)
In this prospective study of ice hockey injuries in Finland we have investigated the incidence of injury at two playing levels and the causal factors, mechanisms, types, and consequences of the injuries. Seven Finnish ice hockey teams were observed during the 1988 to 1989 season. There were a total of 189 injuries. There were 134 injuries in 4 teams of the(More)
Complex contact activation systems may play a major role in the side effects of i.v. contrast media (CM). This is why quantitative measurements of several factors (plasma prekallikrein, hematocrit (hct), alpha-2-macroglobulin, alpha-1-antitrypsin, and C1-esterase inhibitor) were determined prior to and following the injection of CM during body CT(More)
BACKGROUND Injuries to the upper extremity are common in ice hockey. PURPOSE To investigate the mechanisms, types, and severity of upper extremity ice hockey injuries in patients in different age categories. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. METHODS We analyzed 760 consecutive upper extremity injuries in Finnish ice hockey players reported to(More)
A case of an adult woman with a Bartter-like syndrome after jejunoileal bypass for obesity is described. Diarrhoea, hypokalaemia, high plasma renin activity, hyperaldosteronism, alkalosis, increased urinary prostaglandin E and hyperplasia of the juxtaglomerular apparatus with low or normal blood pressure were the major features. After corrective surgery the(More)
Serial measurements of plasma beta-thromboglobulin concentration were made in 25 patients with acute myocardial infarction. The beta-thromboglobulin level was elevated in 18 patients on the day of presentation and the mean beta-thromboglobulin of the patients (83 ng/ml) differed significantly from the normal mean (26 ng/ml; p less than 0.001). When grouped(More)
The plasma beta-thromboglobulin level was studied serially in 14 patients with acute myocardial infarction. In 7 patients the plasma beta-thromboglobulin was initially high. The most severely affected patients had the highest values. Three patients with a mild or moderate clinical course had a normal beta-thromboglobulin level at every stage. The remaining(More)