Juulia Partanen

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The geometry of the upper femur has been reported to associate with the hip fracture risk in postmenopausal women. However, these associations seem to be partly conflicting, probably because of differences in measurement setup. Here, we compared the upper femur and pelvic geometries of 70 hip fracture patients (46 cervical and 24 trochanteric fractures) and(More)
Our aim was to evaluate the impact of deep wound infection after hip fracture surgery on functional outcome and mortality. Two thousand, two hundred and seventy-six consecutive surgically treated patients with non-pathological fractures, aged over 50 years (mean age 78.3 years), were followed up prospectively. The 29 patients who had deep infection (rate(More)
'End plate spike' (EPS) is a spontaneous action potential of a normal striated muscle. EPSs are found in local 'active spots' of the muscle. The prevailing hypothesis about the origin of EPSs states that when a needle electrode affects a motor nerve branch near the neuromuscular junction at the end plate zone, an increased leakage of acetylcholine to the(More)
The effects of acute alcohol intake (ethanol blood concentration 1.3 +/- 0.4%) on heart rate variability were evaluated with 24-hour Holter recordings in 20 patients with stable coronary artery disease in a juice-controlled experiment. In the frequency domain analysis, the high-, low-, and very low frequency components were significantly decreased after(More)
BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESIS Alcohol consumption may have advantageous epidemiologic effects but ethanol also increases the risk of sudden coronary death. Prolongation of QT interval has been reported in chronic alcoholics. Long QT period predisposes to serious arrhythmias, and therefore we studied whether acute alcohol intoxication prolongs repolarization in(More)
This investigation studied the effect of 50 Hz electric and magnetic fields on the human heart. The electrocardiograms of 27 transmission-line workers and 26 male volunteers were recorded with a Holter recorder both in and outside the fields. The measurements took from half an hour to a few hours. The electric field strength varied from 0.14 to 10.21 kV/m(More)
Cytomegalovirus infections are common disorders after heart transplantations. Manifestation of the virus without a clinical disease is still more prevalent. Differentiation of clinical infections from cytomegalovirus activations without major pathogenetic importance issues a challenge in the follow-up of patients with cardiac transplants. The case describes(More)
We describe a 47-year-old man who had rapidly progressive heart failure caused by giant cell myocarditis with no response to steroid therapy. A successful heart transplantation was performed after life-threatening arrhythmias. The diagnosis was made by endomyocardial biopsy before transplantation, and it was confirmed by the histologic condition of the(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this paper is to introduce the extended data set inquiries of the Standardised Audit of Hip Fractures in Europe (SAHFE) and to report our experiences of its use. METHOD The extended SAHFE data set was applied to 238 consecutive patients (mean age 78.4 (50 - 102) years, 52 males, 186 females) aged over 50 years with non-pathological(More)