Juha Koskinen

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BACKGROUND The clinical utility of identifying pediatric metabolic syndrome (MetS) is controversial. This study sought to determine the status of pediatric MetS as a risk factor for adult subclinical atherosclerosis (carotid intima-media thickness [cIMT]) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and compare and contrast this prediction with its individual(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional risk factors and metabolic syndrome (MetS) are cross-sectionally associated with subclinical atherosclerosis in young adults. We evaluated the relations of conventional risk factors and MetS to the 6-year progression of carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in a population of young adults. RESULTS AND METHODS The study included 1809(More)
Doppler umbilical velocimetry is a useful clinical tool for antepartum fetal surveillance of pregnancies at risk of fetal compromise. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is associated with an increased incidence of fetal death, which might due to the toxic effect of elevated maternal serum concentrations of bile acids. To study a possible effect of the(More)
During a 20-month period we studied 175 pregnant women at high risk for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy or intrauterine growth retardation, and 172 patients at low risk, in a prospectively designed cross-sectional trial. Using duplex pulsed wave Doppler ultrasound, we recorded blood velocity waveforms from both main uterine arteries, the uteroplacental(More)
Forty-seven patients with temporomandibular joint dysfunction were studied. A total of 100 subjective symptoms localized in the ear were encountered in thirty-nine patients. The treatment of dysfunction eradicated or reduced 56% of these symptoms. A hearing defect was established audiometrically in eight cases and the probable cause was outside the(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to examine the effect of resolution from metabolic syndrome (MetS) between youth and adulthood on carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). BACKGROUND Published findings demonstrate that youth with MetS are at increased risk of cardio-metabolic outcomes in adulthood. It is not(More)
OBJECTIVE Adipose-tissue derived adiponectin has gained a lot of interest as a marker of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and cardiovascular risk. The objective of this study was to assess whether adiponectin levels in young adults predict the incidence of MetS after 6-year follow-up. To gain insight on the interrelations between MetS, adiponectin and(More)
BACKGROUND The reversibility of ultrasonographic vascular changes associated with the metabolic syndrome (MetS) recovery is unknown. We examined whether spontaneous recovery from MetS (according to the International Diabetes Federation definition) has a favorable effect on vascular properties and evaluated the associations between lifestyle factors and MetS(More)
OBJECTIVE To test whether serum apolipoprotein B (apoB) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particle characteristics (oxidation and mean particle size) predict the incidence of metabolic syndrome (MetS). METHODS The 6-year follow-up study included 1429 adults (baseline mean age 31.5). Lipids, apoB, and apoA1 were measured at baseline in 2001. LDL oxidation(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to assess cardiovascular risk and metabolic complications in adulthood in subjects with or without overweight and metabolic disturbances (i.e., elevated blood pressure, glucose, triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, and high LDL cholesterol) and their combinations as youth. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Using data from the(More)