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An indirect immunofluorescence test for detection of serum antibodies specific for nephropathia epidemica (NE) has been developed with use of acetone-fixed cryostat sections of the lungs of bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus) that had been trapped from the NE-endemic area in Finland as antigen. NE antigen was detected as distinct fluorescence in the(More)
The age-specific prevalence of CF antibodies against 16 viral antigens was determined by using the computerized data registry of the routine diagnostic laboratory of the authors' department. The material consisted of data based on serum specimens from about 58,500 patients. All ages from newborn infants to 90-year-olds were represented. The sera had been(More)
Forty-one children receiving maintenance treatment for leukemia were vaccinated with inactivated mumps virus, meningococcal polysaccharide groups A and C and polyvalent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines. Antibodies against pneumococcal types 3, 18C, 19F and 23F and against meningococcal groups A and C were measured by radioimmunoassay. Mumps antibodies(More)
PURPOSE Erythropoietic response in 10 healthy nonsmoking volunteers exposed to normobaric hypoxia continuously or intermittently 12 h daily for 7 d was evaluated in a randomized cross-over study. METHODS An oxygen content of 15.4% corresponding to an altitude of 2500 m was created by adding nitrogen into room air in a flat. Venous blood samples for(More)
An immunisation programme to eliminate measles, mumps, and rubella from Finland within 10 years was started in November, 1982. A combined live vaccine is being given twice, at the ages of 14-18 months and 6 years, but at the beginning of the project children between these age limits are also being immunised. Because vaccinations are traditionally done by(More)
A series of 40 IgA nephropathy patients is presented. IgA nephropathy was the most common (24%) type of glomerulonephritis in our renal biopsy material. Circulating immune complexes were measured by five methods that gave a positive result in 9-69% of the patients. The platelet aggregation test with heated serum (PAT2) was by far the most commonly positive.(More)
Serum lipid concentrations, relative body weight, and smoking habits were assessed in a cohort of 1648 middle-aged Finnish men who were subsequently followed for seven years. Multivariate analysis showed that serum triglyceride and cholesterol concentrations and smoking were all independently associated with cardiovascular mortality. High serum triglyceride(More)