Juha-Pekka Niskanen

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A computer program for advanced heart rate variability (HRV) analysis is presented. The program calculates all the commonly used time- and frequency-domain measures of HRV as well as the nonlinear Poincaré plot. In frequency-domain analysis parametric and nonparametric spectrum estimates are calculated. The program generates an informative printable report(More)
Kubios HRV is an advanced and easy to use software for heart rate variability (HRV) analysis. The software supports several input data formats for electrocardiogram (ECG) data and beat-to-beat RR interval data. It includes an adaptive QRS detection algorithm and tools for artifact correction, trend removal and analysis sample selection. The software(More)
To understand the dynamics of progressive brain damage after lateral fluid-percussion induced traumatic brain injury (TBI) in rat, which is the most widely used animal model of closed head TBI in humans, MRI follow-up of 11 months was performed. The evolution of tissue damage was quantified using MRI contrast parameters T(2), T(1rho), diffusion (D(av)), and(More)
The rotating frame longitudinal relaxation magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast, T(1 rho), obtained with on-resonance continuous wave (CW) spin-lock field is a sensitive indicator of tissue changes associated with hyperacute stroke. Here, the rotating frame relaxation concept was extended by acquiring both T(1 rho) and transverse rotating frame (T(2(More)
1 The effect on plasma lipids of pindolol given orally over a 6 month period to 20 patients with essential hypertension was studied. 2 During therapy an adipose tissue biopsy was taken from nine patients for the determination of lipoprotein lipase (LPL) activity and serum samples were taken for lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) assays. An(More)
Simultaneous electrophysiological and functional magnetic resonance imaging measurements of animal models of epilepsy are methodologically challenging, but essential to better understand abnormal brain activity and hemodynamics during seizures. In this study, functional magnetic resonance imaging of medetomidine-sedated rats was performed using novel rapid(More)
PURPOSE To investigate how kainic acid-induced epileptiform activity is related to hemodynamic changes probed by blood oxygenation level-dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD fMRI). METHODS Epileptiform activity was induced with kainic acid (KA) (10 mg/kg, i.p.), and simultaneous fMRI at 7 Tesla, and deep electrode local field potential(More)
The present study was designed to test a hypothesis that functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) can be used to monitor functional impairment and recovery after moderate experimental traumatic brain injury (TBI). Moderate TBI was induced by lateral fluid percussion injury in adult rats. The severity of brain damage and functional recovery in the(More)
The effect of high dose medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) on serum lipids, on adipose tissue lipoprotein lipase (LPL) and serum lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase activities were studied in 15 postmenopausal patients with endometrial cancer. After 2 weeks of MPA treatment total cholesterol decreased by 14% (P less than 0.001) and HDL cholesterol by 33% (P(More)