Kari Liippo

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BACKGROUND We investigated the patient- and treatment-system dependent factors affecting treatment outcome in a two-year cohort of all treated culture-verified pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) cases to establish a basis for improving outcomes. METHODS Medical records of all cases in 1995 - 1996 were abstracted to assess outcome of treatment. Outcome was(More)
This randomized, multinational, multicenter study was designed to determine the response rate of gemcitabine monotherapy and cisplatin/etoposide combination therapy in chemotherapy-naive patients with advanced, recurrent, and/or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (stage IIIA [if inoperable], IIIB, or IV). One group of patients received gemcitabine 1,000(More)
BACKGROUND In Finland, a national programme for COPD prevention and treatment was developed in 1998. The main goals of the programme were to diagnose COPD as early as possible and to encourage people to quit smoking. The role of primary health care was emphasized in the programme. Our aim was to investigate the use of spirometry and recording of smoking(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the treatments given, the outcome and the patient- and treatment-system dependent factors affecting treatment outcome in a national two-year cohort of culture-verified extra-pulmonary tuberculosis cases in Finland. METHODS Medical records of all cases in 1995 - 1996 were abstracted to assess treatment and outcome, using the(More)
A chromatofocusing column method for isolating ApoB is described. LDL is first isolated by sequential ultracentrifugation and delipidated with n-butanol/diisopropyl ether. Chromatofocusing of ApoLDL yielded a large ApoB peak at pI 5.0-5.3. ApoA-I and ApoC-II were prepared analogously, with HDL and VLDL as the source of apoprotein. Antisera were raised in(More)
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