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BACKGROUND Driving is a complex form of activity involving especially cognitive and psychomotor functions. These functions may be impaired by Parkinson's disease. The relation between Parkinson's disease and driving ability is still obscure and clinicians have to make decisions concerning the driving ability of their patients based on insufficient(More)
Low body weight is associated with an increased risk for osteoporosis and fractures, but the contribution of other lifestyle related factors have not been previously studied within lean elderly women. The present study evaluated the association between lifelong lifestyle factors and bone density, falls and postmenopausal fractures in elderly women with low(More)
Human bocavirus 1 (HBoV1) DNA is frequently detected in the upper airways of young children with respiratory symptoms. Because of its persistence and frequent co-detection with other viruses, however, its etiologic role has remained controversial. During 2009-2011, using HBoV1 IgM, IgG, and IgG-avidity enzyme immunoassays and quantitative PCR, we examined(More)
OBJECTIVES Stroke often causes physical, cognitive and psychomotor dysfunction, which markedly decreases the driving ability of stroke patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the driving ability of stroke patients using multidisciplinary clinical evaluation and driving-related laboratory tests. MATERIALS AND METHODS A neurologist evaluated the(More)
The aim of the present population-based cohort study was to evaluate the contribution of lifelong lifestyle factors to calcaneal and distal forearm bone mass in elderly women. We studied 1222 of the 1689 eligible home-dwelling women aged 70-73 years. Lifelong occupational and leisure time physical activity, calcium intake, smoking, alcohol intake and(More)
An increasing amount of evidence indicates an association between alexithymia and eating disorder symptoms. This possible association was evaluated in a non-clinical sample of late adolescents. Seven hundred and twenty nine adolescents completed the questionnaire and formed the final sample. Alexithymia was measured using the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia(More)
To the Editor: In our earlier assessment of the eti-ologic role of human bocavirus 1 (HBoV1) among 109 constitutionally healthy children, seroconversion measured by a standard IgG enzyme immunoassay (EIA) was the prime marker of acute infection, and signs and symptoms during sampling intervals were interpreted from handwritten questionnaires and study nurse(More)
OBJECTIVE The suicide rate has decreased in many countries, while the use of antidepressants has increased. In our previous study, the decrease in suicide rate between 1994 and 2001 was greater in men than in women, but the increase in use of antidepressants was greater in women than in men. We hypothesized that the increase in the use of antidepressants in(More)
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