Liisa Kuisma

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It is not known how well nasopharyngeal swab culture represents pneumococcal carriage status. We tested this by comparing swab culture to quantitative culture and quantitative PCR of mucosal tissue in a rat model of pneumococcal carriage. Quantitative culture and quantitative PCR identified significantly more carriers compared to swab culture (differences(More)
Ketogenic diet is worth considering for persons with refractory epilepsy who cannot be helped with conventional means, for instance patients receiving gavage feeding are an ideal target group but patients eating normally have to adapt themselves to an unbalanced and fat-rich diet. We describe a developmentally severely disabled man, whose epilepsy settled,(More)
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