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Over a 2.5-year period, 82 consecutive children complaining of recurrent abdominal pain underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Gastroscopy confirmed pathology in 48 of the children (58.5%). Four of the children, who also had undergone gastroscopy, had other diagnoses (lactose malabsorption, hydronephrosis, yersiniosis), and 30 of the children (36.6%)(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate postoperative pain and early recovery in cataract patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 201 patients who underwent elective first eye cataract extraction surgery were enrolled, and 196 were included in the final analysis. The study design was a single-center, prospective, follow-up study in a tertiary hospital in eastern Finland.(More)
INTRODUCTION Pain is a likely outcome of any surgical procedure. In several countries the use of oxycodone has surpassed that of morphine in postoperative pain management. AREAS COVERED This review summarizes the recent pharmacological and clinical data on oxycodone use for postoperative pain management. The benefits and the impact oxycodone may have on(More)
We studied histologically antral biopsies from 89 consecutive patients with chronic renal failure for Helicobacter pylori (previously Campylobacter pylori). A dose-response gastric secretion test was also performed. The frequency of Helicobacter-positive subjects was low (15/89, 17%), corresponding to figures reported in the literature for young symptomless(More)
Fever is a common symptom in children and one of the major concerns of parents of younger and preschool-age children. To compare the efficacy and safety of ketoprofen with that of paracetamol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen in the treatment of febrile conditions in children. Two prospective, randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, repeated-dose, multicentre,(More)
BACKGROUND Ketoprofen is a highly effective NSAID with antipyretic and analgesic properties for the symptomatic management of pain and fever in both adults and children. OBJECTIVE To compare three dose levels of ketoprofen with paracetamol (acetaminophen) in the management of fever in children. METHODS Two prospective, randomized, single-blind,(More)
The analgesic concentrations of oxycodone in acute post-operative pain management have not been established. Here, we have evaluated the minimum effective concentration (MEC) and the minimum effective analgesic concentration (MEAC) of oxycodone in pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LCC) in 23 adult patients. The patients were provided with 0.1 mg/kg(More)
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is a subepidermal blistering skin disease, which has shown a strong association with neurological diseases in epidemiological studies. The BP autoantigens BP180 and BP230 are expressed in the cutaneous basement membrane and the central nervous system. Using BP180 and BP230 ELISA assays and immunoblotting against BP180, we analyzed(More)
BACKGROUND Postdural puncture headache (PDPH) is a relatively common complication after lumbar punctures (LP). If conservative treatment is not sufficient within a few days and the symptoms are severe, an epidural blood patch (EBP) may be performed. AIM A chart review to evaluate the need and effectiveness of EBPs in children and adolescents over a(More)