Kristina Bergström

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Antibody-based proteomics provides a powerful approach for the functional study of the human proteome involving the systematic generation of protein-specific affinity reagents. We used this strategy to construct a comprehensive, antibody-based protein atlas for expression and localization profiles in 48 normal human tissues and 20 different cancers. Here we(More)
Fourteen patients with cerebral gliomas were investigated by MR imaging using Gd-DTPA (Magnevist), CT with the contrast agent iohexol (Omnipaque) and, as a reference, positron emission tomography (PET) using 11C-L-methionine. Tumour areas with disruption of the blood-brain-barrier (BBB) as seen on MR and CT were compared with areas increased accumulation of(More)
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) interventions for persons with chronic pain have recently received empirical support. ACT focuses on reducing the disabling influences of pain through targeting ineffective control strategies and teaches people to stay in contact with unpleasant emotions, sensations, and thoughts. The aim of the present study was to(More)
Antibodies to cholinergic receptor structures were found in 75% of 76 Finnish and 93% of 175 Swedish patients with myasthenia gravis. The amount of antibodies showed a positive correlation to the severity of the disease, and was reduced during immunosuppressive treatment, and by thymectomy. Thymoma patients had high values. The antibody was also found in(More)
A new method was developed whereby close comparisons can be made between components of a computed tomography (CT) image and neuropathological findings. This was achieved by a combination of intravital (terminal) CT, postmortem CT, and whole brain sectioning of formalin-fixed tissue. The method was applied in seven cases of malignant supratentorial(More)
Somatostatin is a peptide that has anticholeretic properties in the dog. The purpose of the present work was to investigate if somatostatin is an anticholeretic agent in humans also. The effects of intravenous infusion of somatostatin on hepatic bile flow and biliary electrolytes and secretion of biliary lipids were studied in 7 patients with complete(More)
The pharmacokinetics of a heparin fragment of low molecular weight (LMWH) of 4000-5000 D and unfractioned standard heparin (UFH) have been studied after i.v. injections of different doses and infusions in 8 humans. The heparin activity was significantly higher and the effect on APTT lower after LMWH fragment as compared to UFH in the same doses. The(More)
Thirteen patients with stroke and one with TIA had repeated examinations with computed tomography (CT) of the head, examination of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for adenylate kinase, glutathione, lactate, and albumin and clinical evaluations during the first fortnight after onset. In 9 patients with cerebral infarction edema shown on the CT scans was(More)
The regional kinetics of intravenously injected L-methyl-11C-methionine (11C-L-methionine) in the brain was investigated by positron emission tomography (PET) in 14 patients with gliomas. In both tumor and unaffected brain the tracer uptake reached a nearly constant level in 5 min or less. The ratio between the uptake of 11C-L-methionine by high-grade(More)