Lauri Saarinen

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Many have speculated that trust plays a critical role in stimulating consumer purchases over the Internet. nature of the Internet raises questions about the robustness of trust effects across cultures. Culture may also affect the antecedents of consumer trust; that is, consumers in different cultures might have differing expectations of what makes a web(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to screen 36 unrelated patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM; 16 familial and 20 sporadic cases) from a genetically homogeneous area in eastern Finland for variants in the cardiac beta-myosin heavy chain (beta-MHC) and alpha-tropomyosin (alpha-TM) genes. BACKGROUND Mutations in the beta-MHC and alpha-TM genes(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of the islet promoter region variant (G-->A) at nucleotide -30 of the glucokinase (GCK) gene on insulin levels in subjects with normal glucose tolerance (NGT), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), and NIDDM. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The study population included 294 subjects with NGT, 83 subjects with IGT, and 36(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of variants of the fatty acid-binding protein (FABP) 2 gene with coronary heart disease (CHD) in nondiabetic subjects and in patients with NIDDM. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Cross-sectional study included 135 nondiabetic and 79 NIDDM subjects with stenosis (> 50%) in at least two coronary arteries. A group of 81(More)
Hyperinsulinemia has been shown to predict coronary heart disease (CHD) events in both nondiabetic subjects and patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). Therefore, defects in genes that regulate insulin action could be responsible for an increased risk of CHD. The Trp64Arg polymorphism of the beta3-adrenergic receptor gene has been(More)
The effects of occupational exposure to chlorodifluoromethane (FC 22) and dichlorodifluoromethane (FC 12) on cardiac rhythm were examined. The subjects were six men who repaired refrigerators (age 31-56, mean 46 years) and a control group of six plumbers (age 29-54, mean 45 years). Ambulatory electrocardiograms (ECG) were recorded for 24 hours on the day of(More)
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