M. Hietanen

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This report outlines the most essential characteristics of low power lasers commonly used in physical medicine. The optical output power of two Helium-Neon (HeNe) lasers (CW scanner) and two collimated Infrared (IR) laser diodes was measured with a CoherentR Model 212 meter designed to measure output power and its power density. The energy of two collimated(More)
OBJECTIVES To establish the cut-off values for inactive disease, as well as low disease activity (LDA), moderate disease activity (MDA) and high disease activity (HDA) in non-systemic JIA based on the Juvenile Arthritis Disease Activity Score (JADAS) and assessed with the 10-joint JADAS (JADAS10) and clinical JADAS10 (cJADAS10). METHODS In a multicentre(More)
Introduction It’s crucial to observe the changes in disease activity in JIA in order to investigate reliably the effects of the new treatments and to optimize their use. Several tools for outcome measurements have been developed. Juvenile Arthritis Disease Activity Score (JADAS) is an independent measure of the treatment response and enables the comparison(More)
We investigated the effects of chronic alcoholism on middle-latency auditory evoked potentials (MAEP) in 14 male alcoholics with 1±6 weeks of abstinence (without other severe disorders) and 13 age-matched male social-drinker controls. The peak amplitude of a positive de ̄ection (Pa) of the MAEP, peaking at about 30 ms post-stimulus, was signi®cantly larger(More)
First weeks after alcohol withdrawal, associated with profound changes in neural transmission, constitute the critical period for relapse prevention and pharmacological intervention in alcoholism. Here, 20 male alcoholics with 1±6 weeks of abstinence and 20 age-matched healthy controls were studied using auditory event-related potentials (ERP), measured(More)
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