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BACKGROUND Giardia intestinalis is one of the most common diarrhea-related parasites in humans, where infection ranges from asymptomatic to acute or chronic disease. G. intestinalis consists of eight genetically distinct genotypes or assemblages, designated A-H, and assemblages A and B can infect humans. Giardiasis has been classified as a possible zoonotic(More)
Two cases of rheumatoid arthritis, who developed severe hyponatremia after treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) are presented. Early diagnosis was followed by rapid correction with hypertonic saline. It is suggested that NSAIDs, like piroxicam, diclofenac and indomethacin, may be added to the list of drugs which can induce syndrome(More)
The article consists of a synthesis of a rheumatic pain symposium held at the annual meeting of the Swedish Medical Association in 1996. Various aspects of pain in rheumatic diseases were discussed, such as physiological, neurohumoral and neurogenic mechanisms, sensory stimulation treatment, differentiation of mechanical and inflammatory pain, quality(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disabling disorder with chronic inflammation leading to significant disability and pain if not treated early and effectively. Leflunomide is the first drug developed and registered specifically for modifying disease course in RA, and is a good complement to other forms of drug therapy currently in use. In clinical trials,(More)
Women from five age groups (38, 46, 50, 54, and 60 years), participating in the population study "Women in Gothenburg 1968-1969", were subjected to a 24-hour recall dietary interview (n = 1361). In a randomized subsample (n = 418), a dietary history was obtained and individuals in another randomized subsample (n = 755) submitted a 24-hour urine specimen for(More)
The article consists of a synthesis of a rheumatic pain symposium held at the annual meeting of the Swedish Medical Association in 1996. Various aspects of pain in rheumatic diseases were discussed, such as physiological, neurohumoral and neurogenic mechanisms, sensory stimulation treatment, differentiation of mechanical and inflammatory pain, quality(More)
To overcome previous shortcomings in the routines for prophylaxis to newborns of hepatitis B infected pregnant women, we established a new program in 2005. This program combined monovalent hepatitis B vaccine at birth and at one month with three doses of hexavalent vaccine, including a hepatitis B vaccine component, at 3, 5 and 12 months, respectively. The(More)
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