Kirsi Ahonen

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Twenty-nine hemodialysis patients were studied to evaluate different laboratory measures in assessing muscle protein stores and detecting protein malnutrition. Arm muscle circumference (AMC) was used as a reference for somatic protein stores. AMC correlated with serum complement C3, plasma histidine, isoleucine, leucine, methionine and threonine(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to determine whether sequence variations in cartilage collagen genes are associated with primary, early-onset osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS The cartilage collagen genes, COL2A1, COL9A1, COL9A2, COL9A3, COL11A1 and COL11A2, were screened for sequence variations in 72 Finnish probands and one US family with primary early-onset hip and/or(More)
We investigated regional cerebral glucose metabolic rates (rCMRgluc) with positron emission tomography using 2-[18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) in 7 monozygotic twin pairs discordant for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Ten healthy volunteers with comparable mean age and educational level served as controls. In the hippocampus, the mean +/- SD rCMRgluc were(More)
This study reports late skin-prick-test (SPT) reactions in seven bakers and seven control subjects to malted wheat appearing after 6-10 h, and not preceded by an immediate-phase reaction. Two subjects in each group had a history of atopic symptoms and were Phadiatope positive. Serologic IgE analysis (RAST) of normal wheat flour and of malted wheat grain was(More)
The relationship between haemostatic factors and recurrent cardiovascular events was investigated in patients enrolled with acute coronary syndrome (acute non-Q myocardial infarction or unstable angina pectoris). One hundred and fifteen patients, aged 64 +/- 10 years, were included in the study. Haemostatic parameters [prothrombin time, activities of factor(More)
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