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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)
The effects of gemfibrozil on plasma prekallikrein, kallikrein inhibitors, kininogen and plasma lipids were investigated in 31 male subjects having either type IIA or IIB dyslipidaemia. During gemfibrozil use, plasma prekallikrein and kininogen were increased significantly while kallikrein inhibitors increased only slightly. Total cholesterol and(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)
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)
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)