Kerstin Wickström

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PURPOSE To compare the preventive effect on posterior capsule opacification (PCO) of an acrylic intraocular lens (IOL) and a silicone IOL, both with sharp rectangular optic edges. SETTING Jinshikai Medical Foundation, Nishi Eye Hospital, Osaka, Japan. METHODS After phacoemulsification, an acrylic IOL (AcrySof(R)) was implanted in 1 eye and a silicone(More)
PURPOSE We compared the inflammatory response after phacoemulsification and conventional extracapsular lens extraction in New Zealand albino rabbits. METHODS One eye was selected at random and phacoemulsification was performed. Extracapsular lens extraction was done in the fellow eye. In both eyes a polymethylmetacrylate intraocular lens was implanted(More)
Postoperative pain management (POPM) remains suboptimal on surgical wards in many countries despite the availability of effective analgesics, new technologies for drug administration, and clinical practice guidelines for pain management. The aim of the present study was to assess remaining long-term effects on pain management routines, patient experiences,(More)
Twenty-three samples of leaf lettuce (Lactuca sativa var. crispa) cultivated in private gardens in southern Finland were analyzed for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and derivatives. The total PAH concentrations varied from 4.8 to 94 micrograms/kg fresh weight. Nitro derivatives of PAH were detected in only five samples. One lettuce sample was also(More)
PURPOSE To study lens epithelial cell (LEC) regulation after experimental cataract surgery in rabbits. The effect of aqueous humor (AqH) on LECs in vitro was investigated and the AqH concentrations of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) were determined. METHODS Aqueous humor was aspirated immediately(More)
The compounds that cause off-flavours in plastics, have been recognized mainly as carbonyl compounds (aldehydes, ketones and esters). They occur in low concentrations, and due to their low-threshold odour concentrations, their typical odours were identified. Most of these off-flavour compounds are volatile. Chemical analysis of smelling compounds requires a(More)
The objective of this subcommittee was to summarize the evidence in clinical trials on meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and to use this information to make recommendations for best-practice clinical trial design for this condition. We conducted a PubMed and Medline literature review (through the end of 2009) to identify treatment or observational trials.(More)