Kari Karppinen

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The hypothesis that the response to conventional physical therapy of patients suffering from chronic cervicobrachial pain and/or headache can be improved by adjusting dental occlusion, was tested. Forty patients seeking treatment were interviewed and examined prior to treatment, and 6 weeks, 12 months and 60 months after treatment. All patients underwent(More)
Thirty-three patients with symptoms and signs of a deep venous thrombosis (DVT) were examined by contrast venography and radionuclide imaging with 99Tcm-hexamethylpropyleneamineoxime (99Tcm-HMPAO)-labelled autologous platelets. There were 13 patients on heparin therapy and 20 without anticoagulation during the scintigraphy. Scintigraphy consisted of blood(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The Doppler indexes of left ventricular filling are related to age and heart rate. The aim of this study was to assess whether the influences of heart rate and age interactions (that is, whether the effect of heart rate on the Doppler indexes) is modified by age. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The effects of atropine-induced heart rate(More)
The optimum conditions for labelling platelets with lipophilic 99mTc-hexamethyl propylene amine oxime (99mTc-HMPAO) were evaluated. An aseptic closed system was used throughout the procedure in patient studies. 48 ml blood were withdrawn into 12 ml ACD using sterile 60 ml plastic syringes. After mixing, the blood was transferred to sterile 10 ml vacuum(More)
In a retrospective analysis of 38 patients with stab wounds of the colon, 89% of the colon wounds involved only up to one fourth of the wall. One third of the patients had no other abdominal organ injuries. All patients were operated on within 11 hours from the injury. The method of management of the colon wound was based on the surgeon's individual(More)
In a double-blind controlled trial 22 patients with mild or moderate essential hypertension were treated with nicardipine 30 mg t.d.s. and 19 patients with propranolol 80 mg t.d.s. as monotherapy for 24 weeks. Blood pressure in both groups at the end of trial was equally and significantly reduced; systolic pressure 22.2 mmHg and diastolic pressure 15.5 mmHg(More)