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A 96 m3 UASB reactor was operated for 2.5 years under different conditions to assess the feasibility of treating strong sewage (COD(tot) = 1531 mg/l) at ambient temperatures with averages of 18 and 25 degrees C for winter and summer respectively. During the first year, the reactor was operated as a two-stage system at OLRs in the range of 3.6-5.0 kg COD/m3(More)
Patch tests with house dust mite allergens were performed in 21 atopic dermatitis patients with a positive prick test and RAST for house dust mite. Variables in methodology of patch testing, i.e. allergen concentration, application time, and intensity of tape stripping, were studied. Tests were performed with Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus solutions(More)
We determined the prevalence of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in women who visited a clinic for sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and the influence of the number of partners and the use of oral contraceptives (OC), with special attention to the recognition of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and to the results of therapy. Of 217 women, with a(More)
BACKGROUND We wanted to examine how many of our patients with elevated serum ferritin had undetected haemochromatosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Searches in our patient files showed that 519 persons aged 20-70 had tested positively for elevated serum ferritin over the five-year period 1996-2000. 379 of these (73%) were found suitable for follow up and were(More)
We studied the value of the determination of the serum IgM antibody level for the diagnosis of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in women and the value of the urethra in addition to the cervix as a sampling site for the diagnosis of C. trachomatis infection by culture and direct immune-fluorescence (IF) test. Of 205 women, mean age 26 years (range(More)
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