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OBJECTIVE The study's objective was to describe symptoms, symptom management, and patient delay times in patients seeking treatment for suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and to find explanatory factors influencing the decision time. METHOD This is a descriptive survey study including 403 Swedish patients with a median age of 64 years with(More)
OBJECTIVE The study objective was to explore the main concern of individuals living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and how they handle this in daily life. For improved management and follow-up, it is important to understand how the ICD affects the recipient's daily life. METHODS A grounded theory method was used. Sixteen Swedish(More)
AIMS To describe coping strategies and coping effectiveness in recipients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator and to explore factors influencing coping. BACKGROUND Implantable cardioverter defibrillators are documented as saving lives and are used to treat ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation. Despite the implantable(More)
We have previously shown that two injections of 20 μg GAD-alum to recent onset type 1 diabetic children induced GADA levels in parallel to preservation of insulin secretion. Here we investigated if boosted GADA induced changes in IgG1, 2, 3 and 4 subclass distributions or affected GAD(65) enzyme activity. We further studied the specific effect of GAD-alum(More)
BACKGROUND Identifying early warning signs of an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) may aid in the early diagnosis of coronary artery disease. OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to assess early warning signs (prodromal symptoms) of AMI, with comparisons made by gender. Another aim was to determine whether these early warning signs had any influence on the(More)
The main aim was to study the predictive power of sense of coherence regarding future needs of care among elderly patients evaluated as medically ready for discharge from somatic emergency care. A secondary aim was to study the consistency of sense of coherence over time among patients with this kind of experience. The sample consisted of 53 Swedish(More)
1. In the present study we have examined whether neuropeptide Y (NPY) interferes with non-adrenergic, non-cholinergic nerve-mediated contractions and relaxations in the guinea-pig airways. In these experiments we have used ring preparations of bronchi and trachea, incubated in the presence of atropine, propranolol and indomethacin (each 1 microM). 2. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the choice of transportation mode to hospital in patients experiencing acute myocardial infarction. METHOD A descriptive survey study at the Coronary Care Unit of one Swedish University Hospital. The study was carried out between July 2000 and March 2001. RESULTS The study population consisted of 114 consecutive patients with acute(More)
In order to investigate the effect of morphine on the excitatory and inhibitory non-adrenergic, non-cholinergic (NANC) neurotransmission and cholinergic neurotransmission in airways, ring preparations from guinea-pig trachea and bronchi were studied. The preparations were stimulated by electrical field stimulation to elicit contractions and relaxations.(More)
BACKGROUND Delay in seeking care remains a problem for many patients with myocardial infarction. There is a great deal of knowledge available about clinical factors contributing to this delay, while studies focusing on the patients' own experiences are few. AIM Describe variations in how individuals perceived suffering symptoms of an acute myocardial(More)