Irene Eriksson

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Prostate tissues from patients with prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) frequently contain histological inflammation, and a proportion of these patients show evidence of Propionibacterium acnes infection in the prostate gland. We developed a multicolor fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) assay targeting P. acnes 23S rRNA along with a(More)
Thirty-one children with autistic disorder, 8 with the Rett syndrome (RS), 2 with childhood disintegrative disorder and 5 with infantile spasms were compared with healthy adult controls with respect to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) beta-endorphin levels. The autistic disorder and RS groups showed significantly lower values than the other groups. There were no(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to investigate whether urinary tract infection (UTI) in a representative sample of 85-, 90- and ≥95-year-old women is associated with delirium. METHODS In 504 out of 643 women (78.4%) it was possible to evaluate UTI and delirium. Assessments such as the Organic Brain Syndrome (OBS) Scale, the Geriatric Depression(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary tract infection (UTI) is among the most common bacterial infections in women of all ages but the incidence increases with older age. Despite the fact that UTI is a common problem it is still poorly investigated regarding its connection with experienced health and morale. The aim of this study was to explore the impact of a diagnosed,(More)
Endogenous opioid systems may be altered as a consequence of addiction, but evidence to support this idea is meager so far. We obtained 136 cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples from 72 opioid addicts during four distinct states: methadone maintenance, detoxification from methadone, opioid antagonist treatment, and drug-free status. CSF endorphins were measured(More)
TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 ABSTRACT 3 SVENSK SAMMANFATTNING 5 (SUMMARY IN SWEDISH) 5 ABBREVIATIONS 7 ORIGINAL PAPERS 8 INTRODUCTION 9 DEMOGRAPHICS 9 AGING AND HEALTH 10 The aging woman 10 The immune system and aging 11 URINARY TRACT INFECTION 11 Urinary tract infection and malnutrition 13 Asymptomatic bacteriuria 13 RISK FACTORS AND ASSOCIATED FACTORS FOR UTI 14(More)
The effects of repeated sedative i.v. doses of midazolam and diazepam in combination with meperidine on breathing pattern and thoracoabdominal motion were studied in eight healthy male volunteers. At 20-min intervals in a randomized double-blind crossover design the subjects initially received two doses of midazolam 0.05 mg/kg or diazepam 0.15 mg/kg(More)
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