Jussi Eskola

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We compared the clinical findings and survival in patients with Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) and other non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). A total of 167 adult non-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients with at least one positive culture for NTM were included. Medical records were reviewed. The patients were categorised according to the 2007(More)
BACKGROUND The extraction of RNA from leukocytes for reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) is time-consuming and contributes to variation in analysis of the Philadelphia (Ph1) chromosome of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) by RT-PCR. To detect residual CML after bone marrow transplantation, mRNA from at least 10(5) leukocytes should be analyzed, but the(More)
BACKGROUND Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are ubiquitous in the environment and they infect mainly persons with underlying pulmonary diseases but also previously healthy elderly women. Defects in host resistance that lead to pulmonary infections by NTM are relatively unknown. A few genetic defects have been associated with both pulmonary and(More)
We measured concentrations of free thyroxin (FT4) in serum by using two new two-step FT4 assays--a solid-phase two-step radioimmunoassay. Spectria, and a time-resolved fluoroimmunoassay. Delfia--and compared the results with those by a two-step FT4 assay (RIA-gnost), a one-step FT4 analog assay (Amerlex-M), and FT4 measured after equilibrium dialysis. The(More)
We developed a new time-resolved immunofluorometric assay (TR-IFMA) using two monoclonal antibodies for the total renin measurement in human plasma and follicular fluid. No conversion of prorenin to renin was needed because the assay detected both renin and prorenin. The detection limit of the assay was 10 ng/L and the linear range was 10-25,000 ng/L.(More)
Twenty-six acute exacerbations in 26 patients with early definite multiple sclerosis (MS) were treated with oral cyclosporin-A (CyA) or oral prednisolone in a double-blind, controlled and randomized trial. The duration of the treatment was 6 weeks. All of the patients showed improvement during the treatment. There were no differences in outcome between(More)
The first infection caused by pandemic influenza A(H1N1)2009 virus was confirmed in Finland on 10 May 2009. The spread of the disease and its impact were monitored using several surveillance systems, such as the national infectious disease register, notifications of clusters of influenza, influenza-like or influenza-related illnesses, as well as(More)
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