Mats Eriksson

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In the present study 123 patients with chronic pain, consecutively referred for symptomatic pain treatment, were given peripheral conditioning stimulation as an analgesic measure and were followed for 2 years or till they terminated the treatment. The stimulation was either conventional transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TNS) [35] of mainly cutaneous(More)
Adipose tissue mass is determined by the storage and removal of triglycerides in adipocytes. Little is known, however, about adipose lipid turnover in humans in health and pathology. To study this in vivo, here we determined lipid age by measuring (14)C derived from above ground nuclear bomb tests in adipocyte lipids. We report that during the average(More)
BACKGROUND Apolipoprotein (apo) A-I is the major protein component of HDL, a cholesterol transport particle that protects against atherosclerosis. Apo A-I is believed to promote reverse cholesterol transport, transferring cholesterol from peripheral cells to the liver for subsequent elimination. To test this hypothesis in humans, we measured fecal steroid(More)
AIM To assess the ability of galvanic skin response (GSR) to differentiate between tactile and painful stimulation in newborn infants, and to compare this with the ability of the premature infant pain profile (PIPP). METHODS Thirty-two healthy full-term infants undergoing routine blood sampling were recruited. In a randomized order they were subjected to(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the reliability of peak torque and surface electromyography (EMG) variable's root mean square (RMS) and mean frequency (MNF) during an endurance test consisting of repetitive maximum concentric knee extensions. Muscle fatigue has been quantified in several ways, and in isokinetic testing it is based on a set of(More)
BACKGROUND Two acyl-coenzyme A:cholesterol acyltransferase (ACAT) genes, ACAT1 and ACAT2, have been identified that encode 2 proteins responsible for intracellular cholesterol esterification. METHODS AND RESULTS In this study, immunohistology was used to establish their cellular localization in human liver biopsies. ACAT2 protein expression was confined(More)
To study the influence of tumour mass on lipid metabolism, the lipoprotein pattern in untreated patients with newly diagnosed cancer of the prostate was examined. Total cholesterol levels were reduced in patients with evidence of metastasis (n = 30) compared with those without metastasis (n = 73). Since the major fraction of serum cholesterol is contained(More)