Johanna Gyllensten Christiansen

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The knowledge of systemic inflammation and local cytokine expression in porcine endocarditis models is limited, though it could provide valuable information about the pathogenesis and comparability to human endocarditis. Analyses of bacteriology and hematology were performed on blood samples from pigs with non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE, n =(More)
The objective of this study was to identify the specific localization of interleukin-8 (IL-8) in cells in situ in a variety of inflammatory processes in different tissues from pigs. Our hypothesis was that IL-8 primarily is a neutrophil related cytokine present in all extravascular neutrophils while expression also occurs in other cell types in response to(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Non-bacterial thrombotic endocarditis (NBTE) and, in particular, infective endocarditis (IE), are serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. An increasingly important agent of human IE is Staphylococcus aureus, which typically causes an acute endocarditis with high mortality. The study aim was to evaluate the pig as a(More)
Endocarditis affects swine of all ages, and is regularly diagnosed during routine meat inspection. the endocardial vegetations are diagnosed macroscopically, and further diagnostic methods are rarely utilised, even though identification of the causative agent could help the farmer prevent further economic losses. Furthermore, as for other lesions found at(More)
BACKGROUND Endocarditis is a severe disease in which neurological complications are frequent and associated with increased mortality and complex disease management. In the present study, the pig was evaluated as a model of embolic encephalitis as a complication of experimental infective endocarditis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Brains from pigs with(More)
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