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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE In contrast to the extensive documentation on the short-term outcome of patients with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower extremities, little is known about the long-term clinical course of this disease. To determine the clinical course of patients with a first episode of symptomatic DVTn over an 8-year follow-up period.(More)
The purpose of this prospective study was to examine the incidence, nature, causes, and severity of injuries in female floorball. Three hundred and seventy-four licensed female floorball players from Finnish top leagues were observed prospectively for one season (6 months). The practice and game hours of floorball were recorded on an exercise diary. All(More)
 A case of Saccharomyces fungemia in an 8-month-old baby affected by acute myeloid leukemia while receiving intensive chemotherapy is reported. The patient was receiving prophylaxis treatment with Saccharomyces boulardii capsules (Codex) to prevent diarrhea, which is commonly associated with this type of chemotherapy. Fever spiked just the day after ending(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the injury risk in pivoting indoor sports between two different surfaces: artificial floors and wooden floors. METHODS Female players (n = 331) from 26 top-level Finnish floorball teams were followed for one competitive season (6 months). All traumatic game related time-loss injuries were recorded. Injury incidences were calculated(More)
We evaluated the recovery of platelet count after 348 platelet transfusions administered to 98 patients with hematologic diseases. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of detrimental factors impairing a good recovery of the platelet count. We found that: (1) despite the rates of patients with immune or clinical detrimental factors being similar(More)
Six employees of the emergency department at Parkland Memorial Hospital developed active tuberculosis in 1983-1984. Five of the cases occurred four to 12 months after exposure to the index case, a patient with severe cavitary tuberculosis seen in the emergency department in April 1983. One resident physician developed cavitary disease after exposure to this(More)
We report a simplified method of performing antibiotic lock therapy (ALT) based on a disposable central venous catheter (CVC) hub device, CLC 2000, enabling an open-ended CVC to be flushed with normal saline solution without heparin. ALT was administered through a CLC 2000 connector for recurrent CVC-bloodstream infections (BSI) by the same organism in four(More)
We report a case of tetrasomy 8 in a patient suffering from acute myelomonocytic leukemia with extensive leukemic cutaneous infiltration. In all metaphases analyzed t( I;11)(p32;q24) was concomitantly observed. Similarly to other cases with tetrasomy 8, the patient showed monocytic involvement and poor response to chemotherapy. We conclude that this kind of(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the technique and results of laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) hernia repair. DESIGN A case series, with a detailed description of the operative technique. SETTING A university affiliated hospital. PATIENTS A consecutive series of 554 patients (494 male, 60 female) who underwent laparoscopic hernia repair in a(More)