Jenny Bergström

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The influence of cigarette smoking on plaque accumulation was studied in young adult males who endeavoured to stop smoking. Plaque accumulation was evaluated photogrammetrically during a 5-d smoking period and, after an interval of at least 30 d, during a non-smoking period of the same length. It was found that the amount of plaque was comparatively larger(More)
BACKGROUND For decades, normalized one-dimensional (1D) measures have been used in the evaluation of brain atrophy. In multiple sclerosis (MS), the use of normalized linear measures over longitudinal follow-up remains insufficiently documented. PURPOSE To evaluate the association between different regional atrophy measures and disability in MS patients(More)
Hydrochlorothiazide, 150 mg daily, and amiloride, 15 mg daily, have been administered together to 10 normal subjects during one week. Muscle biopsies were performed before and after the period of administration of the diuretics and the material was analysed for water and electrolytes. The body weight decreased by 1.9 kg. The serum sodium, chloride and(More)
The renal concentrating ability was studied in 11 subjects by means of 14-16 hours of fluid deprivations, alone and in combination with the vasopressin analogue desmopressin. The effect of desmopressin without fluid deprivation on urinary osmolality was also studied. The combination of desmopressin and fluid deprivation was not superior to fluid deprivation(More)
The nature of the toxins responsible for the uremic syndrome remains a mystery. There is current interest, however, in the possible role of middle molecular weight (500-3000 daltons) retention products and elevated hormonal factors, e.g., parathormone, as such toxins. Clinical studies of the uremic platelet defect suggest that this defect is due to a(More)
BACKGROUND Studies of volatile anesthetic administration during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) report reduced serum levels of post-operative cardiac troponin-T (cTnT). Our primary objective was to evaluate whether short-term sedation with sevoflurane in the intensive care unit (ICU)--after CABG--could affect the release of cTnT, compared with(More)