Lisa Wernroth

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Results from the Swedish control programme regarding organochlorines in food were used to determine time trends of organochlorine concentrations in adipose tissues from swine (4-8 months old) and bovines (non-dairy, 12-36 months) slaughtered between 1991 and 1997. Moreover, possible regional differences in concentrations were studied, as well as differences(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin D is not only important for bone health but can also affect the development of several non-bone diseases. The definition of vitamin D insufficiency by serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D depends on the clinical outcome but might also be a consequence of analytical methods used for the definition. Although numerous 25-hydroxyvitamin D(More)
BACKGROUND Risk stratification and the use of specific biomarkers have been proposed for tailoring treatment in patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS). We investigated the prognostic importance of high-sensitivity troponin T (hs-TnT), N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), and growth differentiation factor-15(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe plasma levels of angiogenic (PlGF, VEGF-A) and anti-angiogenic (sFlt1) factors as well as the sFlt1:PlGF ratio throughout normal pregnancy and postpartum. DESIGN Longitudinal prospective study. SETTING One outpatient antenatal clinic in Uppsala, Sweden. POPULATION Thirty-seven healthy women with normal pregnancies and normal(More)
BACKGROUND The Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course has been widely implemented and approximately half a million prehospital caregivers in over 50 countries have taken this course. Still, the effect on injury outcome remains to be established. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between PHTLS training of ambulance crew(More)
OBJECTIVE Variables for assessment of disease activity of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) were studied, in order to develop a disease activity score for children with JIA. METHODS One randomly chosen hospital visit was studied for each of 312 patients with JIA, with regard to disease activity variables. The physician global assessment score visual(More)
sidered to be low. It is well-known that hepatocytes degrade insulin [1, 2]. As far as we know, no data are available on the half-life of insulin in primary cultures of monkey hepatocytes. If we assume, however, that the insulin half-life in the latter hepatocyte cultures is similar to that in rat hepatocytes [3] and HepG2 cells [4], which is between 4 and(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated whether vardenafil, a phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor, alters plasma levels of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA), and arginine. PATIENTS AND METHODS ADMA, SDMA, and arginine were measured (0-540 min) in 12 patients with pulmonary hypertension after a single oral dose of vardenafil. Invasive(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate which post-contrast phase(s) in a four-phase CT urography protocol is (are) most suitable for bladder cancer detection. The medical records of 106 patients with visible haematuria who underwent a CT urography examination, including unenhanced, enhancement-triggered corticomedullary (CMP), nephrographic (NP) and(More)
OBJECTIVES Missed injury diagnoses may cause potentially preventable deaths. To estimate the effect of clinically undiagnosed injuries on injury-specific survival estimates and the accuracy of an injury severity score. To also estimate the potentially preventable mortality attributable to these injuries. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS In a nation-wide,(More)