Marianne Sirkka

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Thirteen uraemic patients with hypertriglyceridaemia were treated for 9 months with acetate-free, bicarbonate containing dialysis fluid. With this treatment more physiological correction of acid-base balance and better tissue oxygenation were obtained. This fact can explain the better tolerance to treatment we have seen. In 9 of these patients triglyceride(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to describe how long-term improvement work based on the Occupational Therapy Intervention Process Model (OTIPM) evolved in an occupational therapy unit. METHOD Data included written documents related to the improvement work (435 pages in total) from 2001 to 2013 that were analysed using(More)
We present a case of total IgA deficiency associated with farmer's lung. The IgA deficiency is combined with the IgE one. IgA are absent both in the serum and in the bronchial secretions; they are present on the surface of B-lymphocytes, also after the enzymatic surface digestion and resynthesis test is performed. With intravenous perfusion of human gamma(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this qualitative descriptive study was to describe occupational therapists' experiences of participating in long-term improvement work based on the Occupational Therapy Intervention Process Model. METHOD Data were collected by focus groups interviewed on two occasions (2006 and 2011). Nineteen occupational therapists participated on(More)
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