Martti L T Lalla

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Delayed graft function (DGF), especially long-lasting DGF, complicates kidney transplant outcome. Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is an acute kidney injury marker; therefore, we tested whether urine NGAL could predict DGF, prolonged DGF (lasting over 14 days), or the quality of kidney function in transplant recipients without DGF(More)
Two prophylactic immunosuppressive drugs, cyclosporine and methylprednisolone (MP), were compared for their effect on the in situ inflammatory reaction of granulation tissue formation and on wound healing. Granulation tissue was generated via implantation of viscous cellulose sponges in Sprague-Dawley rats. The rats were divided into six groups: One group(More)
In this fluorometric assay for phospholipase A2 (EC in serum we use the fluorescent phospholipid analog 1-octacosanyl-2-(pyren-1-yl)hexanoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphatid yl monomethyl ester as substrate. The optimized conditions are: 28 mumol of the substrate per liter of Tris buffer (20 mmol/L, pH 7.4). The hydrolytic reaction is allowed to proceed for(More)
INTRODUCTION Expanding the criteria for deceased organ donors increases the risk of delayed graft function (DGF) and complicates kidney transplant outcome. We studied whether donor neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), a novel biomarker for acute kidney injury, could predict DGF after transplantation. METHODS We included 99 consecutive,(More)
Thirty-three duodenal ulcer patients (group A) were examined for gastric acid secretion capacity and serum group I pepsinogens (PG I) under basal conditions. Another group of 36 duodenal ulcer patients (group B), who had undergone proximal gastric vagotomy (PGV) 1 year previously, were similarly examined. Mean basal acid output, mean insulin-stimulated peak(More)
Ten unoperated duodenal ulcer (DU) patients and 11 DU patients 1 year after proximal gastric vagotomy (PGV) were examined for gastric acid secretion and for serum group I pepsinogens (PG I) during basal conditions and after consecutive stimulations with insulin and pentagastrin. In unoperated DU patients insulin stimulation caused a significant increase(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the Iris iQ200 Automated Urine Microscopy Analyzer to find out if the instrument performed better than traditional visual bright field microscopy in detecting basic urine particles, as assessed against reference phase contrast microscopy. METHODS The HUSLAB quality system was followed in planning and completing the evaluation(More)
A nephelometric lysozyme (LZM) assay method was compared to two commonly used enzymatic LZM assay methods. LZM concentrations obtained with the nephelometric method correlated well with those obtained with the spectrophotometric (r = + 0.98) and the lysoplate (r =+ 0.93) methods. The precision of the nephelometric method was 5.1% (CV). The nephelometric LZM(More)
A prospective study was made of sequential changes in the metabolism of vitamin D and calcium in 19 allograft recipient during the first year after successful renal transplantation. All but one of the patients received cyclosporine A combined with corticosteroids and azathioprine as immunosuppressive therapy. Shortly after transplantation most patients(More)